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  1. Argh, that sounds horrible! Some of the grocery stores near us have been putting in external refrigeration units in their car parks -- looks like a container from a container ship -- and they have external compressors and/or generators that make a lot of noise. If you are within hearing distance of a grocery store, check out their carpark. Interesting mystery -- will you report back on what you find? P.S. If it's a low pitched noise, check out The Hum. See Wikipedia. I've never been sure how real this is, but it might be worth considering.
  2. Jim, interesting -- I only know the ones that do all the floors. Where are the dedicated ones for ABC?
  3. You sure can! It can be crowded some times of day though, sometimes you have to wait a while.
  4. Welcome to Sheffield!!! We moved here 20+ years ago and it won our hearts. Hope you will be just as happy. We know people who walk from Nether Edge -- about 40 minutes away. Worth a look if you want a quieter, leafier neighbourhood. Crookes is more lively. Depends on lifestage and personal preference, both really good choices though. When we were househunting ages ago, we also came across a couple of houses tucked into back streets around Children's Hospital, literally a couple of minutes away. Don't know what the neighbourhood is called, but worth keeping an eye out. It's probably <15 homes there, so you'd be lucky if any were available, but you never know. One word, if you're coming soon, beware that Sheffield in winter can be a bit glum. But wait until you see it in the sunshine! --Dozer
  5. How do upholsterer's work? Do you need to find the fabric and bring it to them?
  6. Check out the app called SoundPrint. It's like Yelp for quiet restaurants. Users take sound measurements of restaurants when they visit and it builds up a database based on real input. There aren't many users in Sheffield yet so the data is a little thin. Please download and start using it so we can find the quiet places. (I'm not in any way associated with the app.)
  7. Hans, had this done a few years back, with the old yag laser! It was very fast, very painless. Maybe I had a slight headache for an hour or two after, which paracetamol took care of. (Long enough ago that the details are fading.) In my case it lowered the pressure, but not enough, so am still on eye drops -- the combination of the surgery and the drops worked a treat. If I recall correctly, they did one eye, let it heal for a month or two, then did the other. Best wishes! Dozer
  8. That sounds lousy. For what it's worth, we've always been impressed with both the service and the food. Only been going 6 months or so now, and always on a quiet weekday, so that might be the difference. But service wasn't just OK, it was warmly hospitable on those nights.
  9. Agree with what everyone else said. And also... We moved onto a very steep road about 7 years ago. Everytime it snows, we shovel the snow and grit the pavement in front of our house, and about 3 houses uphill and 3 houses downhill (to help out some other neighbours). First year we were the only ones who did it. Second year we were the only ones. Third year, a couple of other neighbours started doing it and now we get a clear path almost all the way up and down. (It helps if you shovel before too many other people have walked on it.) Takes about 1 hour each snowfall, so a few hours each year, and if a number of people chip in you can make a real difference! (I love this city, people do look after one another.) Andy
  10. Great observation, old tup. Bullerboy, would love to know more if you have any details.
  11. Thanks, Annie. That's a long time -- any idea what they'll do? Is this part of the electrification? Their website is a big vague.
  12. Sorry for a really unpleasant situation. See a solicitor if you can, some have free initial consultations. You might also want to check out this page. It's short and straightforward. https://www.gov.uk/dismissal/unfair-and-constructive-dismissal
  13. Sainsbury's orange paper recycling containers take tetrapaks -- I think that's what you're talking about. Or at least they do in Sheffield.
  14. Don't blame you for not wanting to pay the callout fee, but I will say that we've had to have Bosch out a couple of times and have been pleased with their skill and professionalism. If you run out of other options, might be worth a try.
  15. I rode this line for almost 10 years and never understood why it was such a miserable experience. Thanks for taking the time to explain.
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