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  1. Last time mine was checked by the FEO, he checked that it was bolted to a (solid outside in my case) wall. Floor only I doubt would have been allowed.
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    firewood

    The Firewood Poem: By Lady Celia Congreve Published in the Times: March 2nd 1930 Beechwood fires are bright and clear If the logs are kept a year. Chestnut’s only good they say, If for logs ’tis laid away. Make a fire of Elder tree, Death within your house will be. But ash new or ash old, Is fit for a queen with crown of gold Birch and fir logs burn too fast, Blaze bright and do not last. It is by the Irish said, Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread. Elm wood burns like churchyard mould, E’en the very flames are cold. But ash green or ash brown, Is fit for a queen with go
  3. The more layers of buracracy you have - the slower it will be. They have a massively thick top layer. Mind you, our devolved administrations are both doing much less well than England. Another layer again. The Welsh (lefty run) are apparently even throttling back areas that are doing well "too keep it fair" and to prevent them running out! It is no good to anyone sat in a fridge.
  4. I did think of it, but the many (as in blue above) won't have their minds changed! It was sent to me by a friend and seems a well thought through view. I have never known anything about the German press, so I have no idea of the status/weight/political leanings of the author or his paper.
  5. Interesting view on Boris here; Why it took a joker with tangled hair to charm us Europeans into a deal, according to Bild editor ALEXANDER VON SCHOENBURG Germany is famous for its Christmas: our lights, our markets, our delicious food — even the brightly decorated Christmas trees we popularised centuries ago. But, along with the raft of new Covid vaccines, the best Christmas gift any of us could have hoped for is the new Brexit deal between the European Unionand Britain. And the man the continent should be thanking for that is Boris Johnson. This week, I wrote in my c
  6. Light coating here (about an inch) and melting fairly quickly
  7. The worry to me would be that the dog looks back at you and accidentally looks into the pointer beam.
  8. It was and I have a recollection of watching/listening (can't remember if it was radio or TV) to a broadcast recently by a farmer who had done some drainage/dredging at his own volition - and it was looking successful so far from what I recall of the broadcast. Problem is - a farmer can only do his area (if legally allowed) and the whole system will be constrained by the 'weakest link'.
  9. I do - I will correct! Even the Abbey wasn't there until 1100 and something.
  10. I live in an area close to places that flood regularly; indeed, I can (as at today) walk to the edge of the flooding from my house inside 10 minutes. There are various points that should be made; These areas have always been prone to flooding - and as such were traditionally avoided for building except premises like water mills, lock keepers cottages etc. which had to be beside the water. Generally the main towns and villages were built on slightly higher ground and whilst the access roads flooded, the town/village buildings were flood free. From the time the river (both my
  11. Others on here who know more about these things will no doubt come along, but - a few thoughts. A new gun will have the wood 'finished'. There are various finishes used - of which an oil finish is only one type. Most modern guns have a factory finish and it is very probably not a traditional oil finish, but some variation on lacquer/varnish/sealant - which will protect the wood adequately and look reasonable. It will in effect have sealed the wood. Putting oil on top won't be ideal - as an oil finish is a slow process where oil is gradually worked into the surface layer of fresh w
  12. I had a an Aga (mains gas) until about 5 years ago (and actually still have an Aga badged 'Rangemaster' electric cooker - Rangemaster are part of the same group). AgA are utterly useless and unhelpful ......... which was at the end of the day why I went for the all electric 'Rangemaster'. I ended up with athe AgA badged version because the styling and size suited where the AgA came out.
  13. JohnfromUK

    Eurostar

    In fact, yes - the bail out of Lloyds (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland) has been repaid and with profit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39671843 It seems unlikely that the money for the RBS (which includes Nat West) will be recovered
  14. I can't pin down a 'favourite' maker, but a few thoughts; AyA, fit me well, and cost effective (second hand) and well made value for money Merkel - love the engineering of the better sidelocks - handle beautifully (not at all like they look they should !). Wonderful value second hand. William Powell (Birmingham years) - lovely firm to deal with and run (then) by the founding family. Some 1st class guns and inexpensive as used guns AA Brown and Son. Still in the Brown family and genuinely hand making a first grade gun
  15. JohnfromUK

    Aya ejector

    Contact ASI. https://www.a-s-i.co.uk/
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