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by korolev
Mon May 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Potato Help please

Thanks for the advice. I remember my dear old mum always seemed to have egg boxes full of old spuds on her windowsills. Whenever I commented she said they were chitting but I never asked any more.
by korolev
Sat May 02, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Potato Help please

Wifey has had some seed potatos delivered. does she need to "chit" them before planting or can they go straight in the mud ?
by korolev
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So,have your preps been useful?
Replies: 34
Views: 2072

Re: So,have your preps been useful?

I've used cash to pay takeaway delivery drivers and the window cleaner but other than that it's been contactless all the way. As well as my normal current account I also have accounts with Starling and Revolut which I usually use abroad as it's cheaper (whole 'nother ball game there). I've tended to...
by korolev
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from East Sussex
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Hello from East Sussex

Morning !
I'm in East Sussex too, on the coast where the chalk finishes
by korolev
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 43
Views: 2110

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

OMG :shock: :? I am *so* far from understanding any of this :( I'm really good at "big picture" science, a la Horizon TV programme :ugeek: but using formulae and understanding voltage, current etc rather than nodding at them on a list and moving on ... nope. Even taking the test for module 2 (of 9)...
by korolev
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Balance of probabilities
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: Balance of probabilities

If i were thinking of maxing out i'd be tempted to wait at least six months just to see how the economies are faring in the light of the current pandemic. 100% this. There's likely to be a property price crash over the next 6-12 months (experts predicting anything up to 25% drop). I would sit tight...
by korolev
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 21
Views: 1238

Re: Good kitchen knives

I would steer clear of Taylors Eye Witness. I bought a set and the edge retention is terrible. They look nice though :(
by korolev
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 43
Views: 2110

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

I'm gonna have a go at this, thanks. One thing though, I have hearing loss in both ears (heavy metal) and have trouble understanding speech if it isn't very clear; do these here amateur radios have good sound quality ? I supose I should dg out my Baofeng and have a listen to the repeaters, @arzosah...
by korolev
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 43
Views: 2110

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

I'm gonna have a go at this, thanks. One thing though, I have hearing loss in both ears (heavy metal) and have trouble understanding speech if it isn't very clear; do these here amateur radios have good sound quality ? I supose I should dg out my Baofeng and have a listen to the repeaters, @arzosah ...
by korolev
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Furloughed Workers
Replies: 48
Views: 2440

Re: Furloughed Workers

My god. What the hell do these muppets expect people to live on? :shock: :shock: :shock: Savings of course. Everyone has savings don't they ? The problem is that most politicians have never had to live "hand to mouth" and have never mixed with people that do. They think that anyone who is poor is p...