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by Craig64
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29

One consideration I have yet to see mentioned, is that of your car battery health during lock down. And I am referring here, to internal combustion powered cars with lead/acid batteries. Under normal circumstances, we never need to give them a second thought. Daily runs keep them well charged up. Du...
by Craig64
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What are you listening to right now ?
Replies: 3826
Views: 262040

Re: What are you listening to right now ?

I am listening to our cat, Thomas on my lap, purring gently whilst having his belly rubbed.
Not sure who is most relaxed, him or me.... :o
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bezel trident c60 mk3
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Bezel trident c60 mk3

New member here. Just took possession of a trident pro c60 mk3 in 40mm. Black. I have searched this forum and elsewhere with respect to the bezel. I have found some info but thought I'd post. The bezel feels and sounds great when rotating it but there seems to be a lot of rotational play. Also the ...
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?

Guy: Thank you for you kind wishes, and you made very good sense. I never realised how big a list of jobs I could be given from my wife, who is now temporarily doing her office work from home. She turfed me out of my office and took it over. I might be having it back sooner than she realises :proble...
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 220
Views: 15562

Re: Coronavirus

Add me to the list. It is interesting that the media are already raising questions as to whether the very top leaders of our UK Government have been negligent in failing to follow the very advice, that they have been urging us, the masses, to follow. I have mixed feelings on this. I can see the vali...
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?

Thank you for your further contributions. Even with franked mail, those items that need sending signed for (higher value orders) have to be processed separately over the counter, which can mean being in a queue. I normally have at least some in this category each day. In view of the developments tod...
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?

When I looked at this, to have mail collected for the six days per week, annual cost including VAT is up to £2,798.
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?

Hi All I very much appreciate your input and responses, thank you very much. Those links Neil, were also very helpful as I had not seen that information previously. The nature of my business is that the items supplied are small value, high volume. Royal Mail is the only cost effective way of deliver...
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?

Oh, sorry, moderators, please could you move my new topic to the off topic section.
I thought it would appear there, as I intended, but I was mistaken. Sorry for any inconvenience.
by Craig64
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Covid 19 Lock down - UK Ambiguities?

Hi folks So, within the UK it is hammered home that “we must” stay at home. And in the same message, we are told that travel to work is allowed, only if absolutely essential. What exactly does that mean? Am I alone in thinking that UK Government needs now, to properly define the limitations? Please ...
by Craig64
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 220
Views: 15562

Re: Coronavirus

Well the Chancellor announced the self employed support package. On the face of it seems comparable to that announced for company employees. Are there any self employed people on the forum, what do you think? One thing he also hinted at was that going forward, there may be some equalisation/alignme...
by Craig64
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 220
Views: 15562

Re: Coronavirus

Yes, technically you are absolutely correct. However, in reality, many directors are the only shareholder and are 'employed ' by a company over which they have sole ownership and control. They are therefore employed by themselves in a roundabout way - I think it is semantics. The point is that in o...
by Craig64
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 220
Views: 15562

Re: Coronavirus

Hi Guy It is good that we can discuss this properly here, challenging opinions and thoughts, without bad feeling. I completely see where you are coming from. However, I remain very sceptical of such sites. If in due course, the NHS endorses this site, and encourages responses, then I too, will parti...
by Craig64
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 220
Views: 15562

Re: Coronavirus

Changing tack; I've found out today about a COVID Symptom Tracker, designed to help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well [-o< . Hi Guy I appreciate your positive change of tack here. However will such a daily self...
by Craig64
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 220
Views: 15562

Re: Coronavirus

Tough times for the self employed ( me for many years and still technically am as director of a limited company ) but a difficult task to figure out an appropriate level of support with so many paying themselves the minimum to qualify for NI and then the rest in dividends, or leaving surplus money ...