1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Stafford Forum. Please or sign-up and start posting!

Mundane facts about your day...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,602
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Wow! That's like the olden days. I didn't realise people still had back boilers! I've heard Central heating is a nice modern invention :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2020
    EasMid and littleme like this.
  2. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9,584
    Likes Received:
    5,676
    Our backboiler fires our lovely central heating, but in a very antiquated way...
     
    Lucy and Gramaisc like this.
  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    47,150
    Likes Received:
    21,870
    I also have one - a Baxi Bermuda, still chugging along.
     
    littleme likes this.
  4. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9,584
    Likes Received:
    5,676
    Same, baxi Bermuda!
     
  5. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,555
    Likes Received:
    4,936
    When I look out of the back window and see an Eskimo building an igloo on the lawn while chewing a bit of frozen seal blubber, I think to myself .... 'Ok Ok, tonight I'll do a hot water bottle.' :P
     
  6. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,602
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    I can't believe this is still a popular thing. I grew up in a council house without heating and with a rediffusion switch and back boilers felt old fashioned even back then!
     
  7. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,657
    Likes Received:
    5,135
    My brother in law who lives in Yarnfield still has storage heaters, not everyone has access to a gas supply.
     
    littleme likes this.
  8. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,602
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    It's not about gas, I like the modern storage heaters, it's just I didn't realise back boilers we're still a thing!
     
  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    22,206
    Likes Received:
    7,227
    Same here, it's only set to 17 though (and thats a compromise for the GF from the 16 it was at!)
     
    PeterD likes this.
  10. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9,584
    Likes Received:
    5,676
    I don't think it's popular. Poor maybe, but not popular.
     
  11. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,609
    Likes Received:
    901
    You shouldn’t have to fill it in yourself unless you opt to (my dad did once because work cocked up his tax payments and he was owed a load of money back or something like that... it was a long time ago) or if you have a P11D benefit and your employer doesn’t pay the benefit in kind as part of your PAYE (yes, surprisingly that is an option...)
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
  12. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,750
    Likes Received:
    3,740
    Can't get the Zoe App working today. Is anyone else having problems with it ? (All I can find on line is an article saying it hasn't been affected by PHE technical issues today14th Oct )

    Edit....uninstalled and reinstalled ....works now . Rather worrying the current estimated active Stafford cases showing 579 today , but it least it's down very very slightly from the whopping 594 last night that it shot up to :hmm:
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
  13. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,657
    Likes Received:
    5,135
    Noah, littleme and BobClay like this.
  14. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Messages:
    3,555
    Likes Received:
    4,936
    Glad to know nobody got hurt. I stand gobsmacked by the people who take on that job ... :eek:
     
    Noah, Trumpet and Glam like this.
  15. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,209
    Likes Received:
    4,316
    Yesterday I decided that I couldn't be bothered to work from home in my spare room which I've had set up as a mini office for several years and decided to sit on the sofa with my laptop.

    It was rather chilly so I decided to fetch a duvet to keep warm rather than turn the heating on. Bee decided it would make a nice bed so crawled underneath and whilst I went into the kitchen I could hear her rolling around and I thought she was having fun.

    When I returned to the living room I found a walking duvet complete with a wagging tail inside it wandering around my living room.

    Bee had somehow managed to get inside the duvet cover but all of the buttons were still fastened and to make it worse I couldn't find the buttons side to let her out :)
     
    tek-monkey, Carole, Noah and 9 others like this.
  16. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,209
    Likes Received:
    4,316
    It was about 350 when I checked yesterday afternoon!!!
     
    littleme likes this.
  17. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    6,750
    Likes Received:
    3,740
    It was when I checked earlier in the week then suddenly shot up.
    Fri went from 300 to 257
    Sat 209
    Sun 240
    Mon 391
    Tue 594
    Wed 579
     
  18. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    15,096
    Likes Received:
    10,064
    So why is Stafford so bad compared to neighbouring areas? Is Covid more out and about in the general population here or are there largish clusters such as the prison or outlying farms?

    Without this context, the figures are frankly totally meaningless.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
  19. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    3,497
    Likes Received:
    2,328
    I can't get the Zoe App working at the moment, and the covid.joinzoe.com website isn't working properly either
     
    littleme likes this.
  20. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Messages:
    4,956
    Likes Received:
    6,468
    Yes they’ve got an outbreak at the prison. Last week it was accounting for a third of all cases in Stafford (apparently) but I don’t know this weeks percentage.
     
    proactive likes this.

Share This Page