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by G_Dog
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Skills required for long term sailing.
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Skills required for long term sailing.

For 6 months or so I would get a basic sailing qualification, and look at travelling on other peoples yachts. Firstly find someone to go sailing with and see if you like it, that's fairly easy just contact any sailing club and ask if there's someone who would take you out. The Royal Yachting Associa...
by G_Dog
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Crazylemon's Journal
Replies: 63
Views: 13112

Re: Crazylemon's Journal

Hmm I don't envy you with that career decision. I suppose the most variety at the end point, comes from working in an urban hospital with a high turnover of patients as opposed to the more rural family centred units where you see the same people with similar problems. Then again there is a lot of ta...
by G_Dog
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 56624

Re: Halfmoon's journal

My Grandfather had a Labrador trained as a gundog that had a thing for catching geese. The only problem being the dog wouldn't let go of the very much alive, yet playing dead goose until you took it from the dog, at which point the goose would jump into life...

Absolutely loving your livestock sagas!
by G_Dog
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Becoming a morning person
Replies: 20
Views: 2594

Re: Becoming a morning person

There's no commute as tough as a Yorkshire commute ;)

but in all seriousness +1 to getting some light on a timer or something to wake you up.
by G_Dog
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What makes a good day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: What makes a good day?

I also find a lack of work/family/societal obligations for the day, so my mind is my own.
by G_Dog
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Crazylemon's Journal
Replies: 63
Views: 13112

Re: Crazylemon's Journal

With the switch form Daylight Saving time I am now cycling back in the complete darkness. This is both Exhilarating and terrifying with my probably not up to the task lights. I am visible enough with my trade union Hi-Viz (Although that probably makes me all the more tempting a target for some driv...
by G_Dog
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1306
Views: 179157

Re: Investments Trade Log

http://monevator.com/the-problem-with-low-interest-rates/ Relevant albeit from the other side of the Atlantic; seems to think that the pension deficits will be the primary motivator to raise rates here. It'll be interesting to see how things unfold as with the exception of Brexit Carney is being ver...
by G_Dog
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?
Replies: 34
Views: 4761

Re: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?

@BRUTE,Steveo73 I didn't say I enjoyed instant coffee, sometimes it's your only coffee choice in the UK. That being said things are changing quite fast.
by G_Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?
Replies: 34
Views: 4761

Re: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?

@Jacob thanks that was an interesting thread.

I wonder if instant coffee is as good for you; I remember reading that it was high in acrylamide.
by G_Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Antivirus software and smartphones
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Antivirus software and smartphones

bryan wrote:Exactly what are you worried about?
I wasn't worried, until I had the option to have it...

@daylen @bryan That's helpful, thanks I did wonder if I was being paranoid!
by G_Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?
Replies: 34
Views: 4761

Re: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?

I love the smell of coffee, but I tend to find the taste somewhat disappointing in comparison to the smell. Very true. A very good cup does come close. You'll have to experiment to find a consistent process (like Breaking Bad ; lots of people have already found their process and you don't have to s...
by G_Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Antivirus software and smartphones
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Antivirus software and smartphones

daylen wrote:The best Antivirus software is you.
Very true.

Why do you despise antivirus? I've always paid for it, and wondered if it was ever doing much good.
by G_Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?
Replies: 34
Views: 4761

Re: Coffee: is it good for you, bad, or it depends?

I love the smell of coffee, but I tend to find the taste somewhat disappointing in comparison to the smell.
by G_Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Antivirus software and smartphones
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Antivirus software and smartphones

So my antivirus has the option to install onto my phone. Anyone IT minded know if it is worthwhile?
by G_Dog
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Dynamo lighting
Replies: 17
Views: 2447

Re: Dynamo lighting

FBeyer wrote:Dynamo? No.
Bicycle magnet lights? Yes!
I hadn't come across these before. They look great! What's the brightness on them like? I do quite a bit of cycling on country roads and it's handy to forewarn other traffic you're there before they come around corners.
by G_Dog
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI in 10 years
Replies: 132
Views: 29697

Re: FI in 10 years

Steveo, do you think there will be the option to work to work a year or to longer, and then move as your kids begin to move out (if they are getting to that age)? It might be easier to persuade your wife.