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  1. Cheers Ghostrider. You've summed up neatly the frustration I have for something that a thermostatic control could easily deal with. As you say, predicting what the temperature will be is one issue, the other is predicting when the hydro will decide when they think we will need more power without knowing how much heat we have stored. Its a license for them to affect our bills outwith our control. Its a mockery of total heat TOTAL CONTROL.
  2. Long standing gripe of mine and still not found the answer. Our dimplex heaters (and hot water) are the hostages to the Hydro and when they want to send power to them. Surely if they are at capacity of stored heat the heater should "refuse" any additional power input that the hydro deem needed to be supplied. Power is fed to them at weird times and I'm never convinced its always needed. I've taken now to only having the water heater on between 05.45 and 07.00 and turning it off to stop it taking in power. To do similar with the dimplex heaters may be counter productive but surely there must be a way to better control the intake. A latest bill of £811 has me considering having meters changed, heater efficiency checked and changing providers. But first, I want to understand the supply of power and how I can manage it without allowing the hydro a license to determine how much my bill will be.
  3. I should have has better faith in the postal service! Souwester arrived today! Thanks for all your contributions.
  4. Found one on Amazon that reckons it can be delivered before Wednesday so I've ordered it. Thanks for all the help? BFG..? I've not got any messages....?
  5. Thanks Frances. Doubtful one will get here in time, and thanks, but I'm looking for one to keep. The hint continues...
  6. using the wonders of google as we speak!!! Ta muchly!
  7. They are still around Rasmie, and I saw them on ebay and Amazon. But can't get it delivered any earlier than the end of next week even using amazon prime.
  8. A famous faith healer was doing miraculous deeds in Lerwick and a crowd was forming. The lame were walking, the blind were seeing; miracles left right an centre. "I'm huvin some o that" thinks wee Tam fae Glesga. "Oi!, big yin. Can ye dae sumthin aboot ma hearing". "Certainly my son, step right up" says the man with the golden hands of healing. He places his hand over Tams lugs, looks up to heaven and mumbles a prayer. Tam starts to shudder as the spirit (probably buckfast) courses through his body. The preacher releases his hands suddenly and exhales a mighty breath, sweat beads running from his forehead. "Well my son, has that made any difference to your hearing?" Tam's shuddering eases and breathlessly he says......"I'll tell ye Wednesday big man, efter i've been up tae the court"
  9. I'm looking for a sou'wester hat (preferably classic yellow) for next week. I thought LHD would be the place, but no. And neither does DH Marine have them. So...where would I buy one in Shetland, or alternatively is anyone selling one (medium)?
  10. Issue sorted. I had no idea it would be so cheap to do it via Shetland transport!
  11. Just shifted some furniture to the daughter in Glasgow and discovered I packed the garden table but not the chairs! Numpty! If anyone is heading that way in the coming weeks/month's and has room for 6 stackable chairs and could help us out we'd much appreciate it. Happy to pay something toward fuel for the kindness shown. PM me or call 07951164837.
  12. I'd always err on the side of "if it says easi-ANYTHING" then there will be a catch. When hiring a car I usually check online for the best deal and then call the cheapest firm up and negotiate it down further. e.g....... 3 weeks ago I go a three day one way hire from Abz airport, dropping the car at Blackpool airport, for £107.00 all in (no additional excess insurance was taken). Great price and proves that there are deals to be had. The lass on the phone applied 2 discount codes that she had access to get it to this, so mind and ask. That was with europcar, but have had similar in the past with Budget and (believe it or not) Arnold Clark by using he same principle of booking.
  13. Cool site Paul....very handy, cheers
  14. What will happen is that the Scottish people will be able to vote for political parties who will be better placed to serve Scotland. A YES vote isn't a vote for the SNP, (and it's not THEIR independence) its a referendum to make sure we get a fair representative political system with only ourselves to blame for the bad bits. Vote YES and then, in 2016 you can be sure that whatever vote you cast, for whatever party you believe in in the first Scottish General Election will actually be worthwhile to the democratic process.
  15. Chuck, This is something we can claim to know a bit about. It all depends what you are after. Mr.Singhs is indeed good, and up the west end so stuff to explore there. But for more city centre try Browns on George Square. Great food, great atmos, got clientelle (easy on the eye to both sexes) and great cocktail list. Your Mrs will love that. D
  16. It's possible that part of your problem may be down to the classifieds being purged after 14 days and old ads disappearing.
  17. So, now the issue is in the paper! (** mod edit - link added - http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2013/09/13/shop-owner-considers-closing-after-criticism-for-selling-golliwog-dolls **) I've bought two of these dolls (gollies) as my wife thinks they are cute little dolls. We don't see them as a symbol of racism and I don't consider buying them an active racist comment against any ethnic race. How many folks on this thread have a legitimate reason to feel they have been personally affected and racially abused by the sale of these dolls and how many are just pontificting as self-styled forum and moral PC police officers. Being racist is not demonstrated by buying a doll or collecting marmalade badges. Real racism, the racism that targets people who are "different", is a state of shallow mindedness of the person/group who is subjecting their views and abuse onto others who they perceive as being different in whatever way. It comes in many forms and degrees of offense. I'm a 40 something year old white caucasion with a mixture of gaelic and celtic roots and I can tell you that based on some of the definitions of racism posted here I have been actively racially abused most of my life. (I'm emotionally crippled....{sarcasm} ) I can also say that on the same basis I have equally demonstatrated racist comments and views towards other white caucasians. (hair shirt and ashes for me from now until the end of eternity; {sarcasm again}) I'm pretty sure if we look deep enough we are all guilty of it. I could provide examples, but that would only lead to more off-topic rants and maybe even some broken windows......{even more sarcasm, when will it end. I hope the sarcasm police don't target this post} We need some perspective on this particular situation; the sale of black cloth dolls dressed in comical colourful outfits. Not one these dolls makes me think "ha ha ha, its a black dude dressed as a chef! Lets buy it as a demostration of how we hate people who originated from a country other than ours and who happen to have brown skin". Its a doll!!!!!!! {swear words self-edited to save the moderators the trouble}
  18. RugyDavy

    Spl Predictor

    In case this is still running, and still open to new players..... 14/09/2013 Hearts 0 Celtic 2 Killie 0 ICT 1 Partick Thistle 1 Aberdeen 1 St. Johnstone 0 Hibs 0 St Mirren 0 Motherwell 2 15/09/2013 Ross County 1 Dundee Utd 3
  19. RugyDavy

    David Murray

    Sometimes its good to look at old posts and think....."wonder if the same sentiments ring true?"...
  20. At least Auld Nick will have someone to rely on if he wants to take the odd day off from managing the day to day running of hell.
  21. Anyone got a link to a web cam for the parade? The one at 6th & 49th seems to be out of action, but might be worth keepng an eye on. http://www.webcamgalore.com/EN/webcam/USA/New-York-City-New-York/8614.html
  22. We're just back from NY and having seen the Paddy's day parade and how the yanks embrace the Irish theme I am sure that they will be blown away by the sight of the Jarl Squad parading down 6th Avenue. Wish I was going back to see this too.
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