Sugru®

If you haven’t heard of this stuff, check out their website > https://sugru.com

I think I saw it advertised on Facebook a few years back, and at the time had a number of frayed cables that this stuff was advertised as fixing.  It’s a mouldable rubber compound and feels a little like sticky Blue Tak when you get it out of the packet.  It’s easy to mould into whatever shape you need, and after drying for around 12 hours just feels like rubber.  Pretty sure they only did black and white when I bought some, but they now make it in a variety of colours and you can pick it up in loads of places, including Amazon.  I’ve still got 2 of the 8 packs I originally bought, and whilst the expiry date is August 2016, it still works fine.

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Virgin Media TiVo V6

Virgin Media TiVo V6

I can’t remember the last cold call I received during the day where I came from the call happy.  I’m registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) although this doesn’t seem to stop the endless stream of calls to help me claim PPI, damages from no-fault insurance claims, home improvements, etc.  To be honest, the call in question was probably best described as a ‘warm’ call, as it was from Virgin Media and even though I didn’t ask them to call, I have been a customer for several years. (more…)

Dalwhinnie 15

What a wonderful surprise!  A good friend messaged me earlier in the week to check my address and let me know he was posting something up to me.  It arrived this morning and was a bottle of Dalwhinnie 15-Year-Old Whisky.  Do surprises get any better?  I’ll let you know once I’ve had a dram this evening….

A bottle of Dalwhinnie 15 year old

Another to add to my current whisky collection, which I blogged about here.

50

After my last post, I realised the next one would be my 50th, so thought I’d commemorate it with its own dedicated post!

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Harmony Elite Remote

After getting to grips with Alexa (well kind of) I thought I’d ramp up the home automation and get a Harmony remote to consolidate all my other remotes and allow for some further voice activation.

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Whisky

That’s right, there’s no ‘e’, or at least not in the country who invented the stuff!

I’ve always liked the idea of drinking whisky, but only since moving to Scotland have really begun to appreciate it as it really should be.  And I think it’s fair to say my taste in whisky has also matured, moving a little further afield than the classic, yet easy to drink Speyside’s to slightly more acquired Highland and Island drams.  That’s not to say I don’t still like a nice Speyside, just that they’re will be more than a bottle of 2 of other stuff in my drinks cupboard, at least over the festive period.

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