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You could slice A4 paper into 2,  which makes it A5 writing pad size..  ?

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2 hours ago, BilboroughShirley said:

.... I looked for an ordinary writing pad. Nothing! Lots of envelopes of every shape and size but no ordinary writing pad! 

 

Serious question, I don't know the answer.........Are kids in schools today still taught such things as letter writing ?  Or are they given the skills needed to complete on-line forms and post messages on forums ?

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

You could slice A4 paper into 2,  which makes it A5 writing pad size..  ?

You can also do this with photographic paper. One cut = A5, 2 cuts = 4 postcard size (6*4 approx). I do this often.

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36 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

 

Serious question, I don't know the answer.........Are kids in schools today still taught such things as letter writing ?  Or are they given the skills needed to complete on-line forms and post messages on forums ?

 

Doubt it theres a lot of subjects my children had at school that the children of today don't know what they are. Same as I don't know what they are being taught as I have never heard of them.

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On 7/6/2019 at 2:29 PM, Brew said:

Now you're just trying to make Col jealous with all those state of the art the Hi Fi appliances... Love the extension into extension Compo

 

Indeed.  And how that speaker is supposed to be heard from there.....  Where's the other one?  ;)

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I like to think that I'm pretty good at Letter Writing.  I can make my case.. tell a story.. sympathise, converse with a friend..lover..or whatever.  Trouble is.. very few people can read my writing. It's always been terrible.  It's why the evil Mr Deakin forced me to practice writing in his study at primary school... because he knew I was a genius.. but people wouldn't know if I couldn't write legibly.

 

I would dearly like to write letters in elegant script, and post them on pale blue paper..

 

But  word processed and printed on off white or very pale blue paper is as close as I can get.  I do at least sign letters by hand...

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I honestly can't remember the last time I wrote a letter it must have been decades ago.

I have absolutely no idea what a stamp costs.

My mum and dad both had copperplate handwriting even late in life, whereas mine has got steadily worse over the years so like DJ360 it would be better written on a keyboard 

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On 7/20/2019 at 1:47 AM, DJ360 said:

Where's the other one?

 

The other Waharefddale Ditton is across the room, Col. I bought them to use as spares for my broken Lyntons but never got around to replacing the speakers in the latter - still have them though.

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My linton's are in the loft - just waiting for me to change one bass speaker..... maybe one day I will get one of those Round Tuit thingies.

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They are excellent speakers.  Mine still sound good.  Doubt I'll ever replace them at my age.  There may be better ones available today, but I wouldn't be able hear the difference anyway.

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Mee too, LL. I can't hear anything over 2KHz. that's the main reason why I haven't bothered fixing the better speakers.

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That makes you think about HiFi. For all the expense they go to it’s only as good as the hearing acuity of the listener. To think I’ve known people remove curtains and furnishings and mount the record player on a block of concrete. It’s all a bit silly really, like expensive Rollex watches that need a £750 service every few years compared with my daily worn Citizen which never needs a battery and maintains date and time to the split second. Or even Ferrari’s that need to have the engine out to change the cam belt on a regular basis. Each to their own I suppose.

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Sounds like you've got the same watch as me Phil.  Mrs. L bought it for me as a tenth wedding anniversary present.  It's been running nicely for eight years now.  Eco something or other.

 

Re hi -fi.  I've always found it to be a law of diminishing returns.  Seperate pieces had a better sound than a Dansette,  but as you got higher and higher I couldn't hear much difference.  DJ may have some thoughts on that.  He's running hifi gear at higher levels than I ever did.

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Yes, WR 200 Eco Drive. No battery changes and it picks up an accurate time signal from Germany. I bought it cheaply on eBay from someone who imported direct from the Far East. It’s always satisfying to see the second hand be exactly on time with the Greenwich pips. Unfortunately with digital radio they are 5 seconds out of sync. No gold Rolex for me - far too flash!:biggrin:

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I only take my watch off to shower, I even wear it in bed.  Only last week I decided I didn’t want to take it into Berry’s in Nottingham for a new battery, I’ve usually ended up with a £300+ bill.  I handed it to a chap in a mobile outfit by Wilco’s side door. He replaced the battery and serviced the watch for £90 and I collected it next day, whereas it’s normally gone back to Switzerland and been gone for 6 weeks.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

No gold Rolex for me - far too flash!:biggrin:

 

My son has one and  bugger me if the hands go round the same way as a Timex!

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Most of the young adults I know, don't have a watch... they just look on their phone to see the time.

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When Pubs were Pubs my Dad was one who would always get up and give you a song, but what was funny each time he went to the toilet he would come back with a watch or two, Question Why? well my dad was always quick to spot a barging, and after having a few he would buy anything YES!!! any thing??? even a watch that did not have any hands.

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Don't want to burst your bubble Lizzie but I don't think some itinerant will be able to service what I presume is quite an expensive watch. Watches of that calibre have fancy seal systems and are usually pressure tested when the back is closed after the battery has been replaced. Some are even closed in a vacuum chamber.

 

If it has a battery it's reasonable to assume a quartz movement, I would ask him what 'exactly' he did to service it as there are very few moving parts.

 

£300 and off to foreign parts is a total rip off though so I don't blame you..

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I hardly ever wear a watch now that I am retired nor do I carry round my mobile phone. Time is largely irrelevant, I know when it is getting light or dark and my stomach tells me when it is lunch or dinnertime.

On the rare occasions I do wear a watch, my favourite id a "gold Lolex" that I bought from the markets in Penang over thirty years ago for $4 and it has only ever  had new batteries. 

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