I use TrustedHousesitters with great success.
Cheers, I’ll look into that.
I really like knowing that someone is in the house when I’m away.
I ask for proof of life photo when they arrive (if they arrive after I leave – for a month long sit I would have them arrive the day before I think) and daily photos and updates about what my cat has bee…
Both of our magsafe2 chargers stopped working due to burning/arcing at the contacts. We replaced them with aftermarket alternatives which have been fine for a year or so now. Both macbooks also needed the charging ports replaced to fix the damage.
Interestingly I have an older MacBook (probably 12 years old now) with the older, chunkier magsafe…[Read more]
Are you friendly enough with your neighbours?
Ours pop in to feed and entertain the cats whilst we’re away
We are on good terms with the neighbours – in fact they already help out by letting the ducks out for us when we can’t in winter (we leave/arrive home from work when it’s still dark). Unfortunately they are selling up at the moment so we c…[Read more]
Next year we are planning on going away travelling for a few months (April-June ish, if that makes any odds). We have a cat and some ducks who need to be fed/watered etc, so we are thinking about finding someone to house sit for us.
Does anyone on here have any experience of doing this type of thing? Any recommendations of a website to try,…[Read more]
It’s not just horse riders to be fair, it’s just NIMBYs in general.
I live in a semi-rural area, but there is a row of new-ish houses nearby where there used to be a farm shed (hence these got planning permission maybe a decade ago).
Another planning application went in last year for a plot adjacent to aforementioned new builds. The objections…[Read more]
Pal of mine flies helicopters for a living, and used to fly for the police.
I was astonished at how ‘manual’ the fuel system is when he explained it. Apparently every time they move to a hover from moving, or vice versa, because the attitude changes they have to shift whether they use the front/no/rear pumps from the auxiliary tanks to the main…[Read more]
kenneththecurtain replied to the topic "I think it is suited for someone super tall" Interesting ebay advert! in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago
As soon as I read the thread title I knew which bike it was about 😀
Must be a contender for longest-running for sale ad? Seems like several years ago I first saw it.
kenneththecurtain replied to the topic Campervan conversion – one or two sliding windows? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago
That motor home graphics rule… It’s like they want to discourage self builds by forcing them to look hideous!
Interestingly the wording seems to have changed on the conversion rules, I’m sure it used to say something about registering as a camper being mandatory if that’s what it was used for. This seemed to leave kind of a grey area if they…[Read more]
Avoiding ticket collectors is about the best way of spicing up an otherwise dull journey.
I used to get the train to school, so had a season pass. The only thing better than successfully evading the conductor was unsuccessfully evading them, and giving them a second to gloat before handing over the season pass.
Wing for an old land rover. Probably not the last thing I fixed, but the last thing I fixed that I have pictures of, so…