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by simoan
January 18th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Wine Glasses
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Wine Glasses

Hallucigenia wrote:A friend once lost two Riedel decanters in an evening, which was painful.

What happened, did he drop them on his foot? :)

All the best, Si
by simoan
January 17th, 2017, 10:37 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: AJ Bell - FOS complaint
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Re: AJ Bell - FOS complaint

paulnumbers wrote:
Still no news on your case Si?

Nope. Last I heard (4th Jan) senior ombudsmen were still investigating the case. Whether this means they are in discussions with AJ Bell, I do not know. It seems to be taking longer than expected which IMO can only be a good thing.

All the best, Si
by simoan
January 16th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?
Replies: 49
Views: 464

Re: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?

Slarti wrote:Why would you worry about your beer being warmed?

Slarti


I agree. Nothing to do with the glass. If you beer is getting warm, it's natures way of telling you you're not drinking fast enough! :)

All the best, Si
by simoan
January 13th, 2017, 4:44 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?
Replies: 49
Views: 464

Re: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?

I really like the Adnams straight glasses (if Adnams are reading I did actually buy them!). Someone bought me a continental goblet type glass with stem a few years ago as a present, and I sometimes use it if I feel the overwhelming need to look like a ponce :) I have no idea what a Mason Jar is but ...
by simoan
December 24th, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Christmas selection
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Christmas selection

Hi CK, Well if you need any help let me know! Sounds a really nice selection. Strange coincidence that I visited Felton Road in 2014 and Domaine Leflaive in 2011 :) I was lucky enough to taste through the ranges at both including some of the DL Grand Crus - White Burgundy doesn't get much better. Of...
by simoan
December 21st, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Invasion of privacy
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Invasion of privacy

Of course you can disable the broadcast of your SSID or change it to something appropriate in the knowledge your neighbours will see it e.g. "CutThatBloodyConiferDownBigEars". Of course, if your router supports multiple network ID's like mine you can have an SSID for each of your neighbour...
by simoan
December 21st, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Wifi dual band router
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Wifi dual band router

The higher frequency (5GHz) is better for short distances from the router only because the maximum data rate will be higher. The lower frequency (2.4 GHz) is better for longer distances and so gives better coverage, particularly around a large house. BTW I hope they also told you to upgrade the rout...
by simoan
December 19th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Apprentice
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Apprentice

Don't get too worked up about it :) . The Apprentice is an entertainment show and has little to do with real world business. It has been this way for years, but a fun watch nevertheless. My only worry is that folk really do think this is how to do business. I agree and some weeks it's not even part...
by simoan
December 16th, 2016, 1:30 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Radio: The Huey Show
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Radio: The Huey Show

I'm a bit late to this, but yeah I agree, he always seems to have a good mix of tracks and he's obviously so enthusiastic about music, it's always such fun to listen! Glad it's not just me :) You're right though, it's not just the great music, it's his enthusiasm and knowledge of the music he's pla...
by simoan
December 16th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: What wine....
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: What wine....

Well, as chance would have it, I got home last night and was presented with a glass of red by my other half. And what do you know, it was a Cabernet Franc she recently acquired from Byrne's! Not from the Loire though but from down south in the Pays du Gard so much fuller bodied and lots of spice and...
by simoan
December 15th, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: CAMRP
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: CAMRP

Where do I sign up for a return to Real Plates? What is it with the slates, chopping boards, chips in metal pails etc.? They set my teeth on edge every time I see them. Scott. Me too. The reason is very simple; It obviates the chef from having to do any presentation of the food - just slap it on a ...
by simoan
December 14th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Halifax Share Dealing
Replies: 33
Views: 1546

Re: Halifax Share Dealing

stevensfo wrote:Shame that AJBell doesn't have this.

Steve

But not at all surprising given their modus operandi! It wouldn't look very good in the IPO prospectus either ;-)

All the best, Si
by simoan
December 14th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: What wine....
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: What wine....

I was giving options, as all sorts of odd things pop up at this time of year - Waitrose regularly have more than one Gruner Veltliner and I'm sure I've seen Austrian wines there in the past. I don't know Majestic well but suspect they might well have some. Sainsburys usually have an old vintage of ...
by simoan
December 14th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: What wine....
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: What wine....

If money were no object and I could go to Byrne's of Clitheroe I'd come up with some much better suggestions :) Fortunately I can and do go to Byrne's on a regular basis, and they're just as happy to recommend a bottle at £10 as one at £100. My seasonal trip there is one of the relatively few pre-C...
by simoan
December 13th, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: What wine....
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: What wine....

I'm sure we've had this discussion on TMF at some point. But I wouldn't get too distracted by the colour of the turkey, the richness of what's going with it - sprouts, stuffing etc means that red is called for. But at the same time one doesn't want to swamp it with something really big like a typic...
by simoan
December 13th, 2016, 2:08 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: What wine....
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: What wine....

If you want single wine to go with all the trimmings (pork stuffing, pigs in blankets etc.) I always personally stick to red. If you want to go French, I'd avoid Burgundy and head a little further east to the Rhone, something like a CdP or Crozes. A really nice Rioja would work nicely although some...
by simoan
December 13th, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: What wine....
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: What wine....

Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of a special wine for xmas day but don't really know where to start with all the ramping that goes on in supermarkets these days. It'll be a traditional dinner so needs to go with turkey and the trimmings and possible with some nice cheeses if any left over. I like spi...
by simoan
December 12th, 2016, 10:58 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Firefox problem
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Firefox problem

Jon,

Might be nothing to do with Firefox. Check the date and time settings on your machine are correct. This can sometimes cause issues with SSL certificate verification on secure sites i.e. https. BTW Lemonfool is not a secure site.

All the best, Si
by simoan
December 11th, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: THE BORING INVESTMENT GREEN ROOM
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

Re: Tyman (TYMN)

Tyman should qualify as pretty boring, they make window seals, locks, door furniture. They call them 'engineered components' to add a bit of excitement. http://www.tymanplc.com/ Quite a bit of their activity is in the US and some in Europe. Reporting in Sterling, they don't seem to have seen much o...
by simoan
December 10th, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: THE BORING INVESTMENT GREEN ROOM
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

Gattaca Plc (GATC) - It's a Square One!

Hi all, Well, I've finally found some time to post in the Green Room. I've been buying a few things recently, most notably Character Group (CCT), Ricardo (RCDO), Revolutions Bars (RBG) and this week Gattaca (GATC). Gattaca is a primarily UK focused recruitment company that specialises in the enginee...

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