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  1. I was thinking of ordering a bulk bag-around 1 tonne, of pea gravel from Wicks £42. Then there is £30 delivery charge making the order £72. Ron at ASG on Shepcote does free delivery, but told me he cannot get hold of this stuff. Is there are better way to do things than the Wicks option? I could do with it within the week. Thanks.
  2. Update: I've failed to get a response thus far, after being provided with these links. I still see these links as potentially useful. I emailed the guy at the university on 17th July, but maybe the Uni is closed until September? When going online for the number for Blackwells on Upper Hangover, there is a message saying 'temporary closed'. It also mentions that the shop is located in the university of Sheffield, so maybe their opening mirrors university times? I'm still interested. I have checked Abe books online. Still on the look out.
  3. A watering can is a good way to evenly & steadily apply the mix, especially on steps. Best to keep a separate watering can for jobs like this.
  4. No padders. Caustic soda can burn the skin-hence the need for wearing rubber gloves when using it. AKA Sodium hydroxide.
  5. On the few occasions I have wanted to clear moss off the path, I have used caustic soda. It is a powder that you mix with water. Available from Wilkos when I last bought it a few years ago. It is basically sold as a drain cleaner, but lists several uses on the label. Don't follow the scrubbing prodedure for path cleaning-you do not want to get this on your skin! All you need to do is mix as directed, then gently and slowing pour it on the area. Use rubber gloves, and don't splash it about. Take your time with it. The moss will turn black and dry up in a few days. It will then brush off as you sweep the path/steps with a stiff sweeping brush. Then swill the area with water. Tip: Put water in the bucket first. I found that putting the powder in first can make it go hard and lumpy. Have a stick ready for stirring-piece of a tree branch will do.
  6. This is a good idea-I do it mysellf sometimes. The way I do it though is to set the machine going as normal for about one and a half mintute. Then switch it off and go to bed. Get up next morning and switch back on. The machine continues with the program from where it was the night before without doing anything else. As for white shirts, I usually put some Ace (mild bleach) along the collars and under the arm areas-they come out perfect.
  7. I experienced exactly the same. After the time frame had passed, the seller tried evasion and told ebay `item not returned`. LOL, ebay tumbled him when they checked the tracking info.This was a business seller too.
  8. EBay are reducing the time a seller has to respond to buyers when there is an issue. I have always felt the return/refund process took too long. See below: "From 3 September 2020, we’re making changes to our eBay Money Back Guarantee policy. Key changes below: The time a seller has to respond to return requests or an eBay Money Back Guarantee (eMBG) claim will change from 8 calendar days to 3 business days. Once a return is accepted, the time a buyer has to ship the item back to the seller will change from 14 calendar days to 10 business days. Thanks, The eBay Team"
  9. I'll give them a ring, thanks.
  10. Thank you Mr Walker. My brother was impressed by your reliability. Thank you for providing a prompt service.
  11. @Annie Bynnol Thanks for the links, they seem like a good way to start.
  12. Thanks Lex. My interest is specifically in Soil microbiology. I want the books to study. I don't need any other books-not even books on other aspects of microbiology, so it may be a little niche subject wise.
  13. Does anyone know of an outlet that disposes of/sells it's study books when they become old and tatty? For example the local universities. If anyone can advise that would be good. I'm thinking of the libraries too.
  14. Thanks Zach, I'll follow this up.
  15. Does anyone have a contact No for an ex BT engineer? I recall seeing one or two advertising quite a while back-extra sockets etc.
  16. He probably took some inspiration from the big yin?
  17. At the start of the pandemic we were either mislead, or given incorrect information about masks.
  18. If I knew where to get some of them I would. Apart from June, July and and August my feet are always freezing. I use the hairdryer inside my socks & slippers throughout the day. Them British army socks used to be very good, but the original socks are no longer available. I got some others on flea bay which were thicker-Russian army or some story. They are not too bad, but without a decent wool content I'm still having to use the hairdryer.
  19. Surely Yorkshire bank need to reimburse you for these fraudulent transactions. I would have thought that YB need to prove that you authorised the trasactions. It sounds like 'buck passing' between PP & YB. I would insist that YB investigate it. If they refuse, ask them if this is their final response. If they confirm it is, you can go straight to the banking ombudsman without waiting the statutory 8 wk period. Chocki-Once you contact the ombudsman these guys will do all the spade work. https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/consumers/complaints-can-help/banking-and-payments/
  20. I think if something looks untidy-be it beard, hair or clothes it is not a good look. For me it is about a little bit of personal pride. If you're going to have a beard, then be well groomed. Same with hair cut. I'm not fashionable, but soap & water costs little. Clothes at Primart are cheap enough-no excuse for going out in dirty clothes. As for older men with beards looking like they have given up-they probably have. A person of any age can look clean & tidy with a bit if effort.
  21. I suppose it depends on how old the individual is. Maybe the older a person the less it bothers them?
  22. This is the problem: https://ibb.co/QdWGHHm Just found this online https://grizzlyadam.co.uk/product/beard-dye-for-sensitive-skin-easy-to-use-safe-formula/ It seems there must be a difference.
  23. The reason I ask is because some dyes may dye the skin. Not so much of an issue on the head. I started to grow a beard about two weeks ago. Unlike many years ago, there is a lot of gray on the chin area now. Unusual as my head hair appears to have no gray at all. Have you any experience of dyeing your beard. What type of dye did you use and what were the results like?
  24. I have to say that I prefer the Google maps app on my phone to my Tom Tom brand sat nav, that I have had for years. I suppose there is no ideal device for every situation. My satnav takes too long to find the satalites when first turned on. I used to switch it on 10 min before using. Tom Tom have stopped supporting it with updates now. I've read articles of some satnavs taking large lorries up tracks that lead nowhere. It can't be much fun reversing a 38 ton arctic back down bendy lane. Another good feature of the Google maps App is that it tells you the street name you are turning on to each time. At least we have a choice these days. @RollingJ The app on my phone worked as you described, thank you.
  25. I felt post No5 by ECCOnoob was an interesting one. I too am not quite grasping how paying those at the bottom will cause dramatic inflation, but I don’t know much about how things work in China. By the way, the socks that I mentioned were labelled made in China. Pretty much on a par with India of course in some parts.
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