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  1. No worries - an admin day today which I hate so its nice to break the monotony with something else.

    The strap is not what I would have tried first but the proof is in the pudding - very little to lose by trying it. They are meant to reduce force at the kneecap, so fair enough!

    Glucosamine and chondroitin are elements that exist within cartilage. They are the big boys of joint supplement. Evidence is less than convincing but I have patients who stopped them when approaching surgery and noticed things get worse after stopping. So, I think a pragmatic approach would be to give them a try - most bottles give a 1 month supply - and see what happens when you stop, taking care not to change anything else at the time. They are rather too pricey if they have no effect.

    Other well know items include Rose hip extract and green lipped mussel extract - your guess is as good as mine. More and more people are swearing by turmeric too.

    Unfortunately, much of the 'evidence' is spoilt by industry interference and poorly conducted studies which is a pity because its likely some of these will have mechanisms of action that have a real world effect.

    Regarding the fish oil, I met someone who took it to the extreme - he ate cod liver on toast! But so did his entire family including kids! They were Scandinavian though.

    IIRC, the proper studies for CLO were at very high doses, well beyond what is currently recommended. I suppose something is better than nothing.

    I hope some of these measures make a difference for you.




  2. I live in the village of Whittington, North Shropshire (dont)

    And before you say it, no, Dick Whittington didnt come from here - he is a fictitious character.

    Richard Whittington however (Mayor of London, cat etc) did marry the daughter of Fulk Fitzwarin in 1401, who owned the castle at Whittington etc - go figure!

    view of castle across the moteThere is also a survivor from the Charge of the Light Brigade buried here. One of the 600. Multiple lance and sabre wounds, 2 horses shot from beneath him and was captured and held by the Russians for 12 months. CourtMarshalled on release.

    Shot himself in the head in the local pub 20 years after the event, 'in a fit of insanity.' Buried with full military honors, chargers etc.

    We'd call that PTSD now I think.

  3. Agree that supporting independents preferable but Coverdale is a super little business. Family owned and run I believe. I had dealings with them for a carpet set for my DS23 and they were great. Even sorted out the error I had made in ordering the wrong sided set, no charge. Si

  4. Hey. Same car.

    Can't find a diagram but can describe!

    Left ear intake goes to left boot vent. This blows air across the rear screen. 

    This air is 'picked up' by the opposite vent but there is no ducting attached to it. Air then it's picked up by the long open duct in the right rear wing, goes through the moisture trap on top of the right fuel tank board and into the engine bay and the carb air box. 

    The left ear outflow comes from the engine bay surround left out port. 

    The right rear intake goes into the right side engine bay surround port and the other port vents the hot air to the right rear ear.

    Hope that helps some!

  5. Get the copyright in there quick.

    I wrote to Marmite a few years ago (2017) with my idea of combining Marmite with butter (would have been called Mutter) or Marmite with Flora (Mora) as Flora is also a Unilever product.

    I suggested it could be combined in different ways, homogenous or swirled; in varying concentrations and the public to decide on the exact nature ...etc..

    Here is the reply I received

    Hello from Marmite,
    Thank you for your recent comments to us, Simon.

    We are always looking for new ways in which we can improve our range of products and so we welcome suggestions or ideas from our consumers. 

    Therefore, your suggestion regarding Marmite spread may be considered in any future developments. We sincerely appreciate you have taken the time to share your idea. 

    Should you require more information, please feel free to contact us by letter or email. Alternatively, you can contact our Consumer Engagement Centre on our free phone number 01850 204604 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. One of our advisors will be more than happy to assist you. 

    We hope that you carry on enjoying Marmite and thank you for your continued interest. 
    Yours sincerely,
    Emma Johnson
    Consumer Engagement Advisor
    * Please note that we can only accept attachments under 4 megabytes on this email address * Unilever UK Limited Registered in England & Wales; Company No 334527 Registered Office: Unilever House, Springfield Drive, Leatherhead, KT22 7GR Unilever Ireland Registered Office: 20 Riverwalk, National Digital Park, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24


    Look what I came across last year

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  6. I live near Shawbury and have regular flyovers by helis.

    I asked the base commander and they are regularly well under 400ft. Standard Flight radar app won't help but ADSB flight tracker shows low level activity.

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