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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 PM
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 17th Apr 18, 8:10 PM
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    I am spending this evening choosing a kitchen sink. Looks like we're going for the John Lewis one with the 20 year guarantee.

    Just wondering what can actually go wrong with a kitchen sink
    To do is to be. Rousseau
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    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 17th Apr 18, 8:14 PM
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    I am spending this evening choosing a kitchen sink. Looks like we're going for the John Lewis one with the 20 year guarantee.

    Just wondering what can actually go wrong with a kitchen sink
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    They can crack, the plughole can come apart, and they can lose their shine.

    Especially if they are anything like baths. We carefully put in a new bath when we did the bathroom, proper seal round it and everything. It was a new lightweight bath called a hippobath, was supposed to be crack proof. Guess what, it cracked, took me ages to persuade a new bath out of the suppliers (the manufacturers went bust), and the bathroom was never the same either.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 17th Apr 18, 8:35 PM
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    I am spending this evening choosing a kitchen sink. Looks like we're going for the John Lewis one with the 20 year guarantee.

    Just wondering what can actually go wrong with a kitchen sink
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly

    It's the taps, or so I've heard. Be careful which taps you choose. Some don't have spare parts available and you have to get a whole replacement unit if one starts dripping.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • P2TKL
    • By P2TKL 17th Apr 18, 8:35 PM
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    They can crack, the plughole can come apart, and they can lose their shine.

    Especially if they are anything like baths. We carefully put in a new bath when we did the bathroom, proper seal round it and everything. It was a new lightweight bath called a hippobath, was supposed to be crack proof. Guess what, it cracked, took me ages to persuade a new bath out of the suppliers (the manufacturers went bust), and the bathroom was never the same either.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    My new sink cracked but I spotted it before the fitter left. New sink was ordered and fitted without any problems. However a few months later I discovered my cream fragranite sink was stained and the stains won't come off. I would never recommend a cream sink to anyone
    Last edited by P2TKL; 17-04-2018 at 8:38 PM.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 17th Apr 18, 8:36 PM
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    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I was lurking but this has really made me giggle.

    Can remember a time when I used to make the top 3.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 17th Apr 18, 8:40 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    They can crack, the plughole can come apart, and they can lose their shine.

    Especially if they are anything like baths. We carefully put in a new bath when we did the bathroom, proper seal round it and everything. It was a new lightweight bath called a hippobath, was supposed to be crack proof. Guess what, it cracked, took me ages to persuade a new bath out of the suppliers (the manufacturers went bust), and the bathroom was never the same either.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Thank you
    It's the taps, or so I've heard. Be careful which taps you choose. Some don't have spare parts available and you have to get a whole replacement unit if one starts dripping.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    No it's just a sink Seren


    I've just been sorting stuff out tonight.

    I've got 6 butter dishes
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    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 17th Apr 18, 8:47 PM
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    Yeah, that blasted word "normal" scrape into the reference range your "normal" your symptoms are not thyroid related. They seem have lost the concept of individuality and being optimal for that person. Free t3 below range according to my GP "doesn't matter" err thats the active hormone!

    Fed up of the amount of times I have been offered anti depressant. So based exactly on what I say, they are prepared to write a prescription for something that is generally no better than a sugar pill, can come with increase risk of suicide, alters brain chemistry and can take years to come off of. Yet a blood test proves I have low ft3 and they won't give me what I need Mind boggling!
    Originally posted by Westvleteren
    Are you still doing photography Westy?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 17th Apr 18, 8:49 PM
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    I am spending this evening choosing a kitchen sink. Looks like we're going for the John Lewis one with the 20 year guarantee.

    Just wondering what can actually go wrong with a kitchen sink
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I would recommend looking and comparing with this website TM. Both our bath and kitchen sink taps were sourced from here, same products that we had seen elsewhere but a lot cheaper for the same make.

    Not sure if I would recommend the kitchen sink we got from them but it wasn't one of their more expensive ones.

    https://www.tapwarehouse.com/

    Didn't realise how local they were to us when we ordered the bath taps but they do deliver nationwide.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 17th Apr 18, 8:54 PM
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    Tomorrow we have sunshine, it says.


    Then it says for 2 hours between 6pm and 8 pm
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 17th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    I would recommend looking and comparing with this website TM. Both our bath and kitchen sink taps were sourced from here, same products that we had seen elsewhere but a lot cheaper for the same make.

    Not sure if I would recommend the kitchen sink we got from them but it wasn't one of their more expensive ones.

    https://www.tapwarehouse.com/

    Didn't realise how local they were to us when we ordered the bath taps but they do deliver nationwide.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    We are using our existing taps. They were just put on new next year

    I'm having a ruthless chucking out session
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 9:04 PM
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    We are using our existing taps. They were just put on new next year

    I'm having a ruthless chucking out session
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    New next year?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 17th Apr 18, 9:05 PM
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    New next year?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hehe....back to the future

    Last year of course
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 9:12 PM
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    Hehe....back to the future

    Last year of course
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Just tickled me i knew what you meant
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
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    • izzy65
    • By izzy65 17th Apr 18, 9:13 PM
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    Yeah, that blasted word "normal" scrape into the reference range your "normal" your symptoms are not thyroid related. They seem have lost the concept of individuality and being optimal for that person. Free t3 below range according to my GP "doesn't matter" err thats the active hormone!

    Fed up of the amount of times I have been offered anti depressant. So based exactly on what I say, they are prepared to write a prescription for something that is generally no better than a sugar pill, can come with increase risk of suicide, alters brain chemistry and can take years to come off of. Yet a blood test proves I have low ft3 and they won't give me what I need Mind boggling!
    Originally posted by Westvleteren
    Have you considered taking a t3 medication self prescribed, our go is loath to give actual results and just says in the normal range, and dh wont push

    I am spending this evening choosing a kitchen sink. Looks like we're going for the John Lewis one with the 20 year guarantee.

    Will say dont get black, I was warned and ignored the advice, I so regret it.
    Just wondering what can actually go wrong with a kitchen sink
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Loads, the black one has faded it looks awful, had a white sink before but ds melted it when making popcorn, he put a very hot pan in it,
    The person who never makes a mistake never learns anything.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 17th Apr 18, 9:13 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    We are using our existing taps. They were just put on new next year

    I'm having a ruthless chucking out session
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Ah ignore me then.



    I really struggle with those sort of sessions.

    I have a few bits around the house which were taken out of their usual place when sorting for the car boot sale. It will take me several goes to eventually decide what to do with them, afraid I am never ruthless.

    One of them is a navman satnav, I spent hours the other day trying to get it working again. Found the software to restore it it was stuck on the "terms and conditions" screen. You could scroll up and down but it wouldn't move on if you touched the "agree" bit on the screen. It is now factory reset and stuck on selecting the lanquage.

    After lots of googling I decided the screen must need recalibrating and was rather pleased with myself I found the files to do that and downloaded them to PC, next step was to copy them to a micro SD card and insert if in the satnav. But guess what this particular satnav doesn't have a card slot.

    I did try copying the files over to the satnav, to see if they would run but that didn't work. The only other thing to try is taking the the screen off and cleaning around the edges apparently. If that doesn't work it will have to go for scrap. It would cost more to repair than replace.

    I am a bit cross as it came with lifetime maps and I think it broke because DD didn't keep it in the case so the screen got damaged in the glove compartment.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 17th Apr 18, 9:16 PM
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    New next year?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hehe....back to the future

    Last year of course
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I knew and read it exactly as TM meant
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 17th Apr 18, 9:20 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Have you considered taking a t3 medication self prescribed, our go is loath to give actual results and just says in the normal range, and dh wont push



    Loads, the black one has faded it looks awful, had a white sink before but ds melted it when making popcorn, he put a very hot pan in it,
    Originally posted by izzy65
    We have a stainless steel sink. Not one of the shiny ones, think it's brushed stainless, I know the taps are. My only gripe is the metal seems a lot thinner than our old one but we didn't go for top of the range.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 17th Apr 18, 9:27 PM
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    I knew and read it exactly as TM meant
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    I knew what she meant
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 lb
    • mrs lds
    • By mrs lds 17th Apr 18, 9:28 PM
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    Yeah, that blasted word "normal" scrape into the reference range your "normal" your symptoms are not thyroid related. They seem have lost the concept of individuality and being optimal for that person. Free t3 below range according to my GP "doesn't matter" err thats the active hormone!

    Fed up of the amount of times I have been offered anti depressant. So based exactly on what I say, they are prepared to write a prescription for something that is generally no better than a sugar pill, can come with increase risk of suicide, alters brain chemistry and can take years to come off of. Yet a blood test proves I have low ft3 and they won't give me what I need Mind boggling!
    Originally posted by Westvleteren
    I'm hyper! I trying to treat it naturally avoid anythung dairy, gluten lots of fruit /veg. Medical medium books have helped from a dietary perspective.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 17th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    Are we certain about this?
    I saw the thread on the dark side this morning and one person who got theirs yesterday seems to have had a refreshed offer today - have to wait and see what happens on the app in the morning
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I would put money on it if you had the free drink yesterday then it may have refreshed today to use again. But if you used it today it won't refresh tomorrow.

    There has been a similar glitch with other O2 offers like the free Thorntons Ice cream that when they went live on a Monday and you used the offer it showed again on the Tuesday.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
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