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Archive for September, 2017

Lindsey designs our new gates!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

They’ve been installed for a few months now, Lindsey wanted some gates fitting at the end of the drive, so she designed them and approached a local fabricator to get them made and installed.

Lindsey's Design

Lindsey's Design

The Gates

The Gates

I’ve just got to remember coming home now driving into the drive, to remember the gates maybe closed!

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My best bargain on eBay - A 99 pence - Nest Protect - Smoke and CO Detector

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Whilst browsing the eBay Beekeeping category for a bargain, I came across an item called a HIVE Nest Protect.

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I must admit, I had a little chuckle if you don’t know what a HIVE Nest Protect is, it’s a Smoke + Carbon Monoxide detector - why a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector was doing listed in a Beekeeping category, and then noticed it had probably been listed with the eBay app, and matched to Beekeeping because of the work “HIVE”.

The Nest Protect - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector was recently tested in the Which? September 2017 magazine, and scored 93% Best Buy in tests, as quickest to respond in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide tests, and Which? magazine recommends that Smoke Alarms are replaced every  10 years, when was the last time you checked or replaced your smoke alarms?

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The Nest Protect is manufactured by Google, and is part of their Home Automation range, and it connects to WiFi and also has a Smartphone App, the Nest Protect also checks itself daily, to make sure it’s operating correctly, and based on the data being collected by Google, smoke alarms are most likely to sound in the UK on Pancake Day!

Recommended Retail Price - £99 and from eBay 99 pence!

Priceless!

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Game of Thrones Seasons 1 - 7 - Done!

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

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In 2011, friends in the workplace mentioned this HBO TV series from the US “Game of Thrones”, but not having Sky Atlantic or any interest at that time, did not follow it up, but recent curiosity got the better of me, with all this hysteria in the news, that maybe something was missing from my life, and I think this just coincided with finale of Season 7 last week.

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So I’ve watched the complete box set end to end, all 67 episodes, that’s about 3 days of continuous viewing, although I noticed that the intro and credits, add 4 minutes to each episode, so I could reduce viewing time by 4.5 hours!

and it’s a very gripping excellent series, and I will have to wait for Final Season 8, in 2018/2019!

Just a word of caution, Game of Thrones does contain strong language, sex, blood, and dragons - not necessarily in that order!

I now need to go on Mastermind as my head is fairly overloaded with GoT!

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Fibre is coming, Fibre is coming…..

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Hopefully, by Christmas 2017, fibre will be available in “the shire”.

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Information from Roadworks.org has proved correct, and more work continues by BT Openreach contractors to now connect “the shire” to the local exchange.

Here are some photographs of the recent works, I’ve noticed that they have been smashing clay “pots” or pipes to get into the current telephone cables.

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