I couldn’t override the old controller. Something was jammed or broken inside. So to put the heating on, I had to turn the dial so the programme and time were out of sync. Horrible design, rubbish construction.

I took the opportunity to buy an electronic timer that reinstated the functions of a Honeywell timer from the 1980s!

Cover removed from boiler showing manual controller.

New electronic controller

Old controller just slid up when boiler casing removed

New controller in place, working well.

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Broadway Market

Oct 5, 2019

Lots of food stalls

Meghan out buying the bread

Some craft stalls

People sitting outside eating and drinking

Bikes, bikes, bikes. Oh, so millennial .

Tell me. Seriously. I clean my bins once per month with a squeeze of bleach, two buckets of water, a soft broom and about 5 minutes effort per bin. I’m in the wrong game.

The ground was covered with unsightly, small weeds

A few hours digging and sifting resulted in

and here are the new plants from Clockhouse Nursery, Enfield

TV bracket

Aug 9, 2019

I wanted a swing-out TV bracket for the lounge so I could position the screen depending on where I was sitting. I had bought a bracket which was very heavy and a fixed 15 degrees forward tilt which was unsuitable for my small lounge. I returned the bracket at a cost of £11 postage. Ouch!

The new bracket was more compact, still rather heavy, but much more flexible in terms of fixing options than the first bracket.

The bracket took me 2 hours to fix securely to the existing plywood fixing. I wanted to try to get the bracket as level as possible so I took my time. I used m6 bolts with loctite nuts to fix the back plate as I felt this was more secure than using screws. The weight of the bracket caused it to rotate, so I used one screw to counteract this twisting without needing to bear weight. This seems to have worked well.

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VLC Blu-Ray windows

Jun 15, 2019