jimw

  • jimw replied to the topic Gervais at the Golden Globes in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Idiot? Didn’t he have something to do with creating, writing and directing “The Office” which was great at the time.
    Probably successful because a lot of people find what he does funny

    I watched about half of one episode of the Office. Never have bothered to try again. I thought it was dreadful. But many others disagree. It just shows that…[Read more]

  • jimw replied to the topic Gervais at the Golden Globes in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I avoid watching as not a fan either.
    My brother was at UCL at the same time as him, lived in the same hall in the first year. Apparently everyone but his clique thought he was an idiot (that’s the bowdlerised version) Clearly a successful idiot though

  • Handbrake?

  • jimw replied to the topic Armchair GPs to the forum? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Slightly confused by the notion of “going to the GP tomorrow”. Did you predict this injury 2 weeks ago and make a speculative

    My GP practice operates with some advance bookings available, usually a 6-10 day wait, or if needed they have on the day slots to phone or book online released at 8.30 am. For example, I went online to get booking at…[Read more]

  • jimw replied to the topic Top Gear Nepal special in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    The 106 Rallye was impressive over the terrain.

  • jimw replied to the topic 'Spoons. Back to the 80's? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Never been into a Weatherspoons.
    I have been into a pub that subsequently became one. No urge to go there again.

  • jimw replied to the topic Worzel Gummidge in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    The Daily Fail hated it, so it must have been good.

  • jimw replied to the topic Induction Hobs in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Can’t help with the electrical question, but on the hobs themselves we spent some time looking into different models and some are definitely better and more responsive than others so maybe the Neff one seadog tried wasn’t one of the better ones. Our Siemens hob is very quick to respond and can set subtle changes in heat easily-at lest equal to the…[Read more]

  • Chocolate biscuits
    I am allergic to cocoa products.
    The guy who gave them to me was aware of this….

  • jimw replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Boris hasn’t voted for himself.
    It was more ‘conevient’ for him to vote in Westminster.
    What message is this sending to his potential constituents?

  • And once a vehicle is behind them and has not crashed into their rear the approaching vehicle has seen them and they can turn the bloody things off – even in thick fog!!

    This is so true. Almost every it is a bit misty I seem to have to sit at a traffic light with the vehicle in front with it’s rear fog light on.
    As for bulb changing, I was v…[Read more]

  • jimw replied to the topic Skoda Yeti vs…? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    The communication issue is not restricted to Skoda dealerships, but the response to such problems is revealing. I took my partner’s Polo for its MOT and service. They asked if we wanted to change the brake fluid, I said no as a mate has a hygrometer to test for water in the fluid and that I would check to see if it was necessary. The service girl…[Read more]

  • jimw replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    We are three weeks into this election, and so far We have not had a single piece of literature from any of the parties, nor have we had anyone canvassing. This follows the pattern for all of the general election campaigns since we moved here 25 years ago. We have never had a canvasser in that time period, and the only election literature that I…[Read more]

  • jimw replied to the topic Retailers who use MyHermes in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Blacks/Sports Direct is another.
    Our Hermes delivery agent won’t deliver to anyone on our track, so I either avoid Retailers who use them, or if I know that they use them get sent to work, or if unsure(some ebay sellers say they use RM but then a Hermes tracking code pops up) use work address.
    Our RM guys are really good

  • jimw replied to the topic Skoda Yeti vs…? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    You might be unlucky with the dealership, in my experience of two local Skoda franchises one was excellent whilst the other…..
    I wouldn’t go to one after being told at the first service that the brake discs and pads needed replacement due to corrosion. I was told they had taken the wheels off to inspect them. I could prove to them that the…[Read more]

  • If the spare is issued with the vehicle then to won’t need to.
    As you probably already knew…

  • And by that logic do you phone them and tell them when you fit your winter rims ?

    Yes, I always do, even though the company has said that they don’t need to know, they always note a modification and issue new documents each time, FOC.
    The winter alloys are genuine OEM and are listed as compatible with the vehicle by the manufacturer, after…[Read more]

  • And by that logic do you phone them and tell them when you fit your winter rims ?

    Yes, I always do, even though the company has said that they don’t need to know, they always note a modification and issue new documents each time, FOC.

  • As long as the rolling radius is the same, you are likely to get a more comfortable ride and less likelihood of rim damage. Not sure about the handling aspect. The Skoda I had went from 18″ to 16″ rims with winter tyres and it did loose some of the initial bite on turn in but that could simply be to the tread blocks moving around.

  • My neighbour has a Panda 100hp, supposed to be a hoot to drive but a bit of a strain over a longer distance as a bit noisy

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