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BrritSki
2020-06-23 10:52:33 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
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Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-23 11:12:59 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust, water
hose, or petrol tank?
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Don't hit the keys so hard, it hurts.
BrritSki
2020-06-23 11:51:26 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust, water
hose, or petrol tank?
<whoosh>
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-23 13:05:04 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo
he solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust,
water hose, or petrol tank?
<whoosh>
Was that a whoosh as in "that goes over my head", or - as I've recently
been told on Twitter - a whoosh as in "you didn't realise it was
supposed to be a joke"?

If the latter, you should know by now that I often don't realise. (And I
don't think it's very nice/UMRAtic; if I give a serious - and intended
to be helpful - reply to a joke, I think it'd be better to just ignore
me, and let others figure out that I didn't "get" it, rather than draw
attention to the fact.)
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

If a cluttered desk is characteristic of a cluttered mind, what does an empty
desk mean ?
BrritSki
2020-06-23 13:34:06 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo
he  solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust,
water  hose, or petrol tank?
<whoosh>
Was that a whoosh as in "that goes over my head", or - as I've recently
been told on Twitter - a whoosh as in "you didn't realise it was
supposed to be a joke"?
If the latter, you should know by now that I often don't realise. (And I
don't think it's very nice/UMRAtic; if I give a serious - and intended
to be helpful - reply to a joke, I think it'd be better to just ignore
me, and let others figure out that I didn't "get" it, rather than draw
attention to the fact.)
Yes, the latter. Sorry, I thought it was obvious with the reference to
Manual Intestine. And in it's turn it's disrespectful of you to think
that I don't know how to use Google Translate for the bits that are not
close enough to Italian to figure out :/
steveski
2020-06-23 13:57:05 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel 5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y
con esta cinta lo he  solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust,
water  hose, or petrol tank?
<whoosh>
Was that a whoosh as in "that goes over my head", or - as I've recently
been told on Twitter - a whoosh as in "you didn't realise it was
supposed to be a joke"?
If the latter, you should know by now that I often don't realise. (And
I don't think it's very nice/UMRAtic; if I give a serious - and
intended to be helpful - reply to a joke, I think it'd be better to
just ignore me, and let others figure out that I didn't "get" it,
rather than draw attention to the fact.)
Yes, the latter. Sorry, I thought it was obvious with the reference to
Manual Intestine. And in it's turn it's disrespectful of you to think
that I don't know how to use Google Translate for the bits that are not
close enough to Italian to figure out :/
Everybody down! :-)
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BrritSki
2020-06-23 15:30:18 UTC
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On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 at 11:52:33, BrritSki
Post by BrritSki
Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel 5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y
con esta cinta lo he  solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust,
water  hose, or petrol tank?
<whoosh>
Was that a whoosh as in "that goes over my head", or - as I've recently
been told on Twitter - a whoosh as in "you didn't realise it was
supposed to be a joke"?
If the latter, you should know by now that I often don't realise. (And
I don't think it's very nice/UMRAtic; if I give a serious - and
intended to be helpful - reply to a joke, I think it'd be better to
just ignore me, and let others figure out that I didn't "get" it,
rather than draw attention to the fact.)
Yes, the latter. Sorry, I thought it was obvious with the reference to
Manual Intestine. And in it's turn it's disrespectful of you to think
that I don't know how to use Google Translate for the bits that are not
close enough to Italian to figure out :/
Everybody down! :-)
Yes, I'm really sorry, that first it's was possessive and didn;t need
the apostrophe...
Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-23 17:21:29 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
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<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
BrritSki
2020-06-23 17:36:17 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
<snipped>
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<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-23 17:57:35 UTC
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I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
If you mean a -k-, then the ch in loch - and in German - is _not_
pronounced "hard", though many English people _do_ pronounce the word as
if it is "lock". It's more like the h in aha or hole. (A sound that does
not occur at the _end_ of words in English.)

I _think_ the ch in Spanish coche is more like the English one in
chocolate, so the word would be something like coh-chay, but IMBAM - I
never learnt Spanish.

[Sorry if I've missed another joke; if so, I hope the mention of
chocolate gets me off (-:]
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

He [Alfred Kinsey] wouldn't ask 'Have you ever slept with a horse?' He would
say, 'When did you first sleep with a horse?' [RT 2018/5/5-11]
Penny
2020-06-23 20:17:06 UTC
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I _think_ the ch in Spanish coche is more like the English one in
chocolate, so the word would be something like coh-chay, but IMBAM - I
never learnt Spanish.
Does your Google translate not speak the words for you?
If you ask it twice it slows down, the better to hear the individual words
(though of course you could just ask for each word in turn).
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-23 22:28:31 UTC
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I _think_ the ch in Spanish coche is more like the English one in
chocolate, so the word would be something like coh-chay, but IMBAM - I
never learnt Spanish.
Does your Google translate not speak the words for you?
If you ask it twice it slows down, the better to hear the individual words
(though of course you could just ask for each word in turn).
One need not disturb Mr Google, since Amazon offers to translate any
reviews in 'foreign' via a clicky link just after the review.

(I suspect Amazon use some other service, not wishing to drive trade to
Mr Google.)
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Anne B
2020-06-25 08:30:41 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
<snipped>
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<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
Is loch pronounced with a hard ch?

Ch in loch is a voiceless velar fricative when pronounced correctly.

Ch in Spanish coche is a voiceless dental plosive followed by a
voiceless dental fricative.

Anne B
Mike
2020-06-25 09:07:37 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
<snipped>
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<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
Is loch pronounced with a hard ch?
Ch in loch is a voiceless velar fricative when pronounced correctly.
Ch in Spanish coche is a voiceless dental plosive followed by a
voiceless dental fricative.
Anne B
Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
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Paul Herber
2020-06-25 09:15:37 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
<snipped>
Post by BrritSki
<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
Is loch pronounced with a hard ch?
Ch in loch is a voiceless velar fricative when pronounced correctly.
Ch in Spanish coche is a voiceless dental plosive followed by a
voiceless dental fricative.
Anne B
Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
Is someone filling in?
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https://www.paulherber.co.uk/
Mike
2020-06-25 09:52:03 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
<snipped>
Post by BrritSki
<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
Is loch pronounced with a hard ch?
Ch in loch is a voiceless velar fricative when pronounced correctly.
Ch in Spanish coche is a voiceless dental plosive followed by a
voiceless dental fricative.
Anne B
Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
Is someone filling in?
Phil McCavity is doing ŵhat he can.
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Toodle Pip
krw
2020-06-25 20:56:51 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.

Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
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Jenny M Benson
2020-06-25 23:18:22 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!

Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
--
Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
Mike
2020-06-26 07:40:18 UTC
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Post by krw
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
--
Toodle Pip
BrritSki
2020-06-26 09:01:52 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Good news from both of you...
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-26 21:12:20 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me:  I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday.  I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects,  My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Good news from both of you...
Query: Do the French still worry more about low blood pressure than
high? Or has my brain confused matters rather more than usual?
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Serena Blanchflower
2020-06-26 09:27:13 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Excellent news for both of you - and good luck for the blood tests, Jenny :)
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best wishes, Serena
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Vicky Ayech
2020-06-26 10:25:53 UTC
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Post by krw
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Excellent news for both of you - and good luck for the blood tests, Jenny :)
Yes, all these laid back umrats is good. I hope you can join them,
Jenny.
Mike
2020-06-26 10:56:00 UTC
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Post by krw
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Excellent news for both of you - and good luck for the blood tests, Jenny :)
Yes, all these laid back umrats is good. I hope you can join them,
Jenny.
Not only that... but according to the resting heart beat chart, I am
‘excellent’ most of the time and occasionally going into the ‘athlete’
bracket (50 bpm some of the time).:-)
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Jenny M Benson
2020-06-26 21:41:24 UTC
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and good luck for the blood tests, Jenny:)
Thanks for that. I think luck is certainly on my side at the moment
because all the tests came back as "ok for another 6 months" - and in
the case of the one relating to "sugar" it must surely be more down to
good luck than good management!

The main worry was deteriorating kidney function versus my need to take
water tablets because of problems with my legs. I am pleased that I can
carry on with the tablets.
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Jenny M Benson
Wrexham, UK
Kate B
2020-06-26 14:38:57 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Keep monitoring it, dear Toodles. This happened to the best beloved late
last year - he'd had various problems with various kinds of BP meds
anyway, and the latest iteration (ramipril) gave him a debilitating
cough (pre-covid!) as well as not really controlling the BP. He decided
to stop and instantly his BP returned to levels below 120/80 and stayed
that way - until it started up again and may have caused the TIA :( he
hadn't been monitoring it consistently and we missed a general rise.
Back on another drug now (candesartan) and checking rather more often...
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Kate B
London
Mike
2020-06-26 15:55:59 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Whereas.... I have been on medication for high bp for about 8 years and my
medication was reduced a year back as it was low. I have conversed
telephonically with my doctor recently as I perform periodic checks myself
and found my bp was low. I have halved my dose about ten days ago but at
present, typical readings are ITRO 108/68 .... I think I may be coming off
the tablets altogether soon. :-)
Keep monitoring it, dear Toodles. This happened to the best beloved late
last year - he'd had various problems with various kinds of BP meds
anyway, and the latest iteration (ramipril) gave him a debilitating
cough (pre-covid!) as well as not really controlling the BP. He decided
to stop and instantly his BP returned to levels below 120/80 and stayed
that way - until it started up again and may have caused the TIA :( he
hadn't been monitoring it consistently and we missed a general rise.
Back on another drug now (candesartan) and checking rather more often...
Yes, I will continue to monitor my bp Kate; I too am on Ramipril and often
wonder just how does one ram a pril - or even pril a ram!
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Chris McMillan
2020-06-27 09:35:15 UTC
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I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
Lock-down must be suiting me: I was called in to the Surgery for a
blood test and BP check yesterday. I told the Nurse my BP would high
again because I'd had to stop taking one of my meds due to serious
side-effects, My BP was duly measured and at 140-something over
something it was way, way lower than it's been for yonks!
Fingers crossed for blood results to-morrow.
Well done, Jenny!

Sincerely Chris
Joe Kerr
2020-06-26 21:51:07 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
That's good to hear. I always find it rather disconcerting if the
optician says she can't see me.
Post by krw
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
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krw
2020-06-26 22:17:41 UTC
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I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.

Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
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Min
2020-06-27 00:18:47 UTC
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I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U? As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome. As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal. Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500. This has been a PSA.
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Peter
2020-06-27 09:19:45 UTC
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Post by krw
I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Unit 7, Olds Close
Olds Approach
Watford
Herts
WD18 9RU
0800 028 9550

https://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/
Post by Min
As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome. As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal. Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500. This has been a PSA.
Jenny M Benson
2020-06-27 10:12:30 UTC
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Post by Min
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Seeing the adverts (1) for ... is it SelectSpecs? on tv, I've often
wondered how they go about getting the right "fit" of varifocals if
these are ordered online. When I visit my local SpecSavers, the
procedure is that I see the optician and have the tests, then I select
the frames I want and then a minion sits me down and does various
measurements and makes marks on the lenses of the specs I have chosen.

On one occasion the minion slipped up somewhere because the new glass
just weren't "right" and I went back and complained and was re-measured.

(1) Which are *dire*.
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Wrexham, UK
Vicky Ayech
2020-06-27 10:18:39 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Peter
Post by Min
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Seeing the adverts (1) for ... is it SelectSpecs? on tv, I've often
wondered how they go about getting the right "fit" of varifocals if
these are ordered online. When I visit my local SpecSavers, the
procedure is that I see the optician and have the tests, then I select
the frames I want and then a minion sits me down and does various
measurements and makes marks on the lenses of the specs I have chosen.
On one occasion the minion slipped up somewhere because the new glass
just weren't "right" and I went back and complained and was re-measured.
(1) Which are *dire*.
I vaguely recall buying online varifocals. I had been tested by an
optician and got the prescription and contacted the online vendor. I
seem to recall theysent a person to my workplace to measure. I can no
longer recall if the glasses were good. I suppose they must have been
cheaper that way.
krw
2020-06-27 10:45:48 UTC
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Post by Min
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Seeing the adverts (1) for ... is it SelectSpecs? on tv, I've often
wondered how they go about getting the right "fit" of varifocals if
these are ordered online.  When I visit my local SpecSavers, the
procedure is that I see the optician and have the tests, then I select
the frames I want and then a minion sits me down and does various
measurements and makes marks on the lenses of the specs I have chosen.
On one occasion the minion slipped up somewhere because the new glass
just weren't "right" and I went back and complained and was re-measured.
(1) Which are *dire*.
I have varifocals (and go for the expensive option plus sunlight
reaction and coating - hence the cost) and likewise I am not sure how
they can be made up without the measuring and so on.
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Min
2020-06-28 00:08:31 UTC
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Post by Min
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Seeing the adverts (1) for ... is it SelectSpecs? on tv, I've often
wondered how they go about getting the right "fit" of varifocals if
these are ordered online.  When I visit my local SpecSavers, the
procedure is that I see the optician and have the tests, then I select
the frames I want and then a minion sits me down and does various
measurements and makes marks on the lenses of the specs I have chosen.
On one occasion the minion slipped up somewhere because the new glass
just weren't "right" and I went back and complained and was re-measured.
(1) Which are *dire*.
I have varifocals (and go for the expensive option plus sunlight
reaction and coating - hence the cost) and likewise I am not sure how
they can be made up without the measuring and so on.
Well, my £500 quid ones didn't have many of those (IIRC), probably just coating
and talked into thinner lenses. My Goggles4U have the best coating, thinnest
lenses and photo sensitive. By careful manipulation of the (many!) offers
they can still be about £70...Online instructions show how to measure pupil
distance (which is the only thing the optician doesn't have to put on your
prescription). For the rest, read the numbers off the arm of a well-fitting
existing glasses and Bob will will be your bespectacled uncle.
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Chris J Dixon
2020-06-28 08:12:48 UTC
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Online instructions show how to measure pupil
distance (which is the only thing the optician doesn't have to put on your
prescription). For the rest, read the numbers off the arm of a well-fitting
existing glasses and Bob will will be your bespectacled uncle.
Not so simple for varifocals. You not only need the inter-pupil
distance, but their position vertically relative to the chosen
frame, which very much depends upon how they are sitting once
correctly adjusted.

Out of curiosity, can you specify exact dimensions as search
filters, or do you have to look amongst, for example, "small" and
check each one for a good match?

I always have problems in actual shops, as I need quite a narrow
frame. I often end up in the teen section. A couple of my current
pairs measure 48 15-130 and 50 16-130.

Chris
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Min
2020-06-29 00:19:00 UTC
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Post by Min
Online instructions show how to measure pupil
distance (which is the only thing the optician doesn't have to put on your
prescription). For the rest, read the numbers off the arm of a well-fitting
existing glasses and Bob will will be your bespectacled uncle.
Not so simple for varifocals. You not only need the inter-pupil
distance, but their position vertically relative to the chosen
frame, which very much depends upon how they are sitting once
correctly adjusted.
Out of curiosity, can you specify exact dimensions as search
filters, or do you have to look amongst, for example, "small" and
check each one for a good match?
I always have problems in actual shops, as I need quite a narrow
frame. I often end up in the teen section. A couple of my current
pairs measure 48 15-130 and 50 16-130.
Chris
Interesting, Chris. TBH, I don't understand (even having had it explained
more than once) *why* I need varifocals when if doing something very close
I have to take them off. My current robust pair haven't got varifocals at all
so I leave them off even when reading, Sadly, you can't use such useful
features at Goggles4U, so I bought my current pair from the children's
section. I would have thought precise placement of the dividing line would
be more important with bifocals, but I have never been fitted with them, so
what do I know? BTW, I'm not trying to force anyone to use the company(!)
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Anne B
2020-06-28 10:09:52 UTC
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Post by krw
I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Unit 7, Olds Close
Olds Approach
Watford
Herts
WD18 9RU
0800 028 9550
https://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/
Post by Min
As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome.  As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal.  Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500.  This has been a PSA.
I wonder how long there would be opticians in smaller places if we all
relied on them to do the tests and then went somewhere else to buy the
specs? I wouldn't like to have to travel to Aberdeen or Inverness for
eye testing.

Anne B
Min
2020-06-29 00:10:15 UTC
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Post by Min
Post by krw
I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Unit 7, Olds Close
Olds Approach
Watford
Herts
WD18 9RU
0800 028 9550
https://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/
Post by Min
As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome.  As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal.  Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500.  This has been a PSA.
I wonder how long there would be opticians in smaller places if we all
relied on them to do the tests and then went somewhere else to buy the
specs? I wouldn't like to have to travel to Aberdeen or Inverness for
eye testing.
Anne
Anne - I understand where you are coming from, but there was a *reason*
(which naturally I can't find at the moment!) that legislation was passed
making a prescription a legal right. I'm sure doctors argued similar when
the NHS was set up. Having experienced the US and UK systems for eyecare,
I know which I prefer (Clue: When the US company 2020 had a branch in
London, I travelled there...)
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Anne B
2020-06-29 21:41:20 UTC
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Post by Min
Post by krw
I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Unit 7, Olds Close
Olds Approach
Watford
Herts
WD18 9RU
0800 028 9550
https://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/
Post by Min
As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome.  As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal.  Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500.  This has been a PSA.
I wonder how long there would be opticians in smaller places if we all
relied on them to do the tests and then went somewhere else to buy the
specs? I wouldn't like to have to travel to Aberdeen or Inverness for
eye testing.
Anne
Anne - I understand where you are coming from, but there was a *reason*
(which naturally I can't find at the moment!) that legislation was passed
making a prescription a legal right. I'm sure doctors argued similar when
the NHS was set up. Having experienced the US and UK systems for eyecare,
I know which I prefer (Clue: When the US company 2020 had a branch in
London, I travelled there...)
The reason was to give people the freedom not to get their specs from
the optician who had done the test because some people felt they were
being overcharged because the were thirled to that optician.

It's like buying books on Amazon. If everyone does that, there won't be
real bookshops for much longer. Market forces and all that.

However that's where the analogy ends. If all the real bookshops are
out-competed, it will still be possible to get books from somewhere. But
you can't get an eye examination remotely, so when all the opticians
have been outcompeted and had to close down, what are folk supposed to
do to get their prescriptions in the first place?

A friend of mine went to 2020 in Edinburgh. I remember him telling me
that they had charged him £700 for one pair of specs.

Anne B
Min
2020-06-29 23:29:16 UTC
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Post by krw
I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Unit 7, Olds Close
Olds Approach
Watford
Herts
WD18 9RU
0800 028 9550
https://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/
Post by Min
As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome.  As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal.  Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500.  This has been a PSA.
I wonder how long there would be opticians in smaller places if we all
relied on them to do the tests and then went somewhere else to buy the
specs? I wouldn't like to have to travel to Aberdeen or Inverness for
eye testing.
Anne
Anne - I understand where you are coming from, but there was a *reason*
(which naturally I can't find at the moment!) that legislation was passed
making a prescription a legal right. I'm sure doctors argued similar when
the NHS was set up. Having experienced the US and UK systems for eyecare,
I know which I prefer (Clue: When the US company 2020 had a branch in
London, I travelled there...)
The reason was to give people the freedom not to get their specs from
the optician who had done the test because some people felt they were
being overcharged because the were thirled to that optician.
It's like buying books on Amazon. If everyone does that, there won't be
real bookshops for much longer. Market forces and all that.
However that's where the analogy ends. If all the real bookshops are
out-competed, it will still be possible to get books from somewhere. But
you can't get an eye examination remotely, so when all the opticians
have been outcompeted and had to close down, what are folk supposed to
do to get their prescriptions in the first place?
A friend of mine went to 2020 in Edinburgh. I remember him telling me
that they had charged him £700 for one pair of specs.
Anne B
Okay. If they didn't give me a prescription I would possibly never be able
to buy a new pair of specs, and after many years of happily wearing them, I
don't get along with contacts any more. I am not forcing anyone to buy online. I was just trying to be helpful.
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Steve Hague
2020-06-30 08:04:42 UTC
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Post by Min
Post by krw
I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
*If* you look after your glasses (and even so, I'd avoid the rimless),
may I commend to allrats the company Goggles4U?
And Glassesonspec
Unit 7, Olds Close
Olds Approach
Watford
Herts
WD18 9RU
0800 028 9550
https://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/
Post by Min
As you can guess, they
are not terribly robust (though my current pair are holding up nicely -
touch wood!) but at the price, they are awesome.  As reference, I have
widely differing eyes and varifocal.  Last time I bought glasses from an
optician (in 2015) I paid well over £500.  This has been a PSA.
I wonder how long there would be opticians in smaller places if we all
relied on them to do the tests and then went somewhere else to buy the
specs? I wouldn't like to have to travel to Aberdeen or Inverness for
eye testing.
Anne
Anne - I understand where you are coming from, but there was a *reason*
(which naturally I can't find at the moment!) that legislation was passed
making a prescription a legal right. I'm sure doctors argued similar when
the NHS was set up. Having experienced the US and UK systems for eyecare,
I know which I prefer (Clue: When the US company 2020 had a branch in
London, I travelled there...)
The reason was to give people the freedom not to get their specs from
the optician who had done the test because some people felt they were
being overcharged because the were thirled to that optician.
It's like buying books on Amazon. If everyone does that, there won't be
real bookshops for much longer. Market forces and all that.
However that's where the analogy ends. If all the real bookshops are
out-competed, it will still be possible to get books from somewhere. But
you can't get an eye examination remotely, so when all the opticians
have been outcompeted and had to close down, what are folk supposed to
do to get their prescriptions in the first place?
A friend of mine went to 2020 in Edinburgh. I remember him telling me
that they had charged him £700 for one pair of specs.
Anne B
Okay. If they didn't give me a prescription I would possibly never be able
to buy a new pair of specs, and after many years of happily wearing them, I
don't get along with contacts any more. I am not forcing anyone to buy online. I was just trying to be helpful.
I've bought two pairs on line. The first pair were varifocals, bought at
a time when I was a bit strapped for cash, and I saved about £100. They
were more than adequate, although they didn't fit quite as well as my
previous pair, bought on our local high street. More recently, and well
after my cataract operations, I ordered a pair just for reading and
close work which turned out to be from over the pond. They saved me
about £30, but were virtually unusable. Reading glasses I bought for
£3.00 from Tesco were much more effective.
Steve
Chris McMillan
2020-06-28 18:02:48 UTC
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I always find it rather disconcerting if the optician says she can't see
me.
At £660 I almost wish they had not been able to see me.
Nearly £800 poorer as a result of this week.
Ouch!! What are you *paying* for gold tinted lenses *and* frames?

Sincerely Chris
Steve Hague
2020-06-27 17:12:19 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
Steve
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-27 20:34:48 UTC
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Post by Mike
Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
"(S)He's behind you!"

(At least, that's what happens when I have an eye test.)
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Vicky Ayech
2020-06-27 20:56:41 UTC
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Post by Mike
Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
"(S)He's behind you!"
(At least, that's what happens when I have an eye test.)
I got a letter from Moorfields today saying the appointment I have
next month for a check on the eye that had the retinal bleed, that
cleared up on its own, is cancelled and they will re-book it. It was
only a check anyway as it was clear last time but the very nice
consultant said let's just see you again in 6 months anyway.

What I probably do need is an eye test to check my glasses. I don't
think they've re-opened opticians here yet.
Min
2020-06-28 00:11:33 UTC
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Post by Mike
Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
"(S)He's behind you!"
(At least, that's what happens when I have an eye test.)
I got a letter from Moorfields today saying the appointment I have
next month for a check on the eye that had the retinal bleed, that
cleared up on its own, is cancelled and they will re-book it. It was
only a check anyway as it was clear last time but the very nice
consultant said let's just see you again in 6 months anyway.
What I probably do need is an eye test to check my glasses. I don't
think they've re-opened opticians here yet.
They have round here for appointments. My last optician *hated* giving up
a prescription, so much so, that at my advanced age, he insisted that
my eyesight hadn't altered in 5 years. I shall be going to another opitician.
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Jenny M Benson
2020-06-28 09:47:58 UTC
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My last optician*hated* giving up
a prescription, so much so, that at my advanced age, he insisted that
my eyesight hadn't altered in 5 years. I shall be going to another opitician.
SpecSavers have told me the last couple of times that I don't need a new
prescription until I've had my cataracts done. In fact, if I bother to
wear them at all, I find my glasses-before-last seem to be slightly
better than the last pair. I often need to just pick up a magnifying
glass to read cooking instructions on a packet, though.

Incidentally, even with magnifier, I see no numbers on either pair of
frames.
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Wrexham, UK
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-28 18:50:30 UTC
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SpecSavers have told me the last couple of times that I don't need a new
prescription until I've had my cataracts done.  In fact, if I bother to
wear them at all, I find my glasses-before-last seem to be slightly
better than the last pair.
These days, the only thing I need my glasses for is driving - and the
car hasn't moved since mid March.

My reading is done on a kindle and I have to bump the font size up at
least four notches when the lighting is poor. In good sunlight I can
still manage the smallest font size it offers.
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Jenny M Benson
2020-06-28 21:16:58 UTC
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My reading is done on a kindle and I have to bump the font size up at
least four notches when the lighting is poor.  In good sunlight I can
still manage the smallest font size it offers.
I found that I needed a really good light for reading to and I bought
one of these:

https://tinyurl.com/yafequna (1)

It is brilliant!

(1) I usually give people the option of not "risking" a TinyURL, but in
this case the original (2) was 451 characters!

(2) It was an Amazon Smile one.
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Wrexham, UK
Mike
2020-06-29 07:30:53 UTC
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My reading is done on a kindle and I have to bump the font size up at
least four notches when the lighting is poor.  In good sunlight I can
still manage the smallest font size it offers.
I found that I needed a really good light for reading to and I bought
https://tinyurl.com/yafequna (1)
It is brilliant!
(1) I usually give people the option of not "risking" a TinyURL, but in
this case the original (2) was 451 characters!
(2) It was an Amazon Smile one.
...ordered....!
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Chris McMillan
2020-06-29 11:40:14 UTC
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My reading is done on a kindle and I have to bump the font size up at
least four notches when the lighting is poor.  In good sunlight I can
still manage the smallest font size it offers.
I found that I needed a really good light for reading to and I bought
https://tinyurl.com/yafequna (1)
It is brilliant!
(1) I usually give people the option of not "risking" a TinyURL, but in
this case the original (2) was 451 characters!
(2) It was an Amazon Smile one.
...ordered....!
I won’t be stealing it. I can’t use that type of light source.

Sincerely Chris (living in a second class lighting world)
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-29 20:02:41 UTC
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My reading is done on a kindle and I have to bump the font size up at
least four notches when the lighting is poor.  In good sunlight I can
still manage the smallest font size it offers.
I found that I needed a really good light for reading to and I bought
https://tinyurl.com/yafequna (1)
It is brilliant!
(1) I usually give people the option of not "risking" a TinyURL, but in
this case the original (2) was 451 characters!
(2) It was an Amazon Smile one.
Get thee behind me.
Since lockdown, I have far too often bought something, because it looks
like a brilliant(sic) idea - without having a specific need for the thing.
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Steve Hague
2020-06-30 08:13:28 UTC
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My reading is done on a kindle and I have to bump the font size up at
least four notches when the lighting is poor.  In good sunlight I can
still manage the smallest font size it offers.
I found that I needed a really good light for reading to and I bought
https://tinyurl.com/yafequna (1)
It is brilliant!
(1) I usually give people the option of not "risking" a TinyURL, but
in this case the original (2) was 451 characters!
(2) It was an Amazon Smile one.
Get thee behind me.
Since lockdown, I have far too often bought something, because it looks
like a brilliant(sic) idea - without having a specific need for the thing.
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw. Very tempting,
but then I'd have to think of something to do with it.Assuming it
arrived and was as described of course.
Steve
BrritSki
2020-06-30 09:09:35 UTC
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Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Penny
2020-06-30 13:41:05 UTC
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Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
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BrritSki
2020-06-30 13:48:26 UTC
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Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
Penny
2020-06-30 19:34:55 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
BrritSki
2020-06-30 20:11:26 UTC
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Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
If I click on the FBP logo on the top right it takes me to the FBP
settings page and everything seems to be available, but I haven;t
changed any settings for yonks. Of course it could be that we are seeing
dofferent underlying versions of FB because I tried the new look and
then said I wanted to go back to classic, so maybe that choice stuck...
Penny
2020-06-30 22:04:32 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
If I click on the FBP logo on the top right it takes me to the FBP
settings page and everything seems to be available, but I haven;t
changed any settings for yonks. Of course it could be that we are seeing
dofferent underlying versions of FB because I tried the new look and
then said I wanted to go back to classic, so maybe that choice stuck...
Ah, so did I but recently the horrid new version reappeared for me and I
can't switch back again. There is no FBP logo on the banner now, nor is
there a 'switch to most recent' option on the newsfeed and although it is
set in my fbp preferences, it doesn't always work now.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
BrritSki
2020-07-01 06:21:50 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
If I click on the FBP logo on the top right it takes me to the FBP
settings page and everything seems to be available, but I haven;t
changed any settings for yonks. Of course it could be that we are seeing
dofferent underlying versions of FB because I tried the new look and
then said I wanted to go back to classic, so maybe that choice stuck...
Ah, so did I but recently the horrid new version reappeared for me and I
can't switch back again. There is no FBP logo on the banner now..
I think that means FBP is not running and you need to reinstall it.
Penny
2020-07-01 11:21:31 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Post by Steve Hague
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
If I click on the FBP logo on the top right it takes me to the FBP
settings page and everything seems to be available, but I haven;t
changed any settings for yonks. Of course it could be that we are seeing
dofferent underlying versions of FB because I tried the new look and
then said I wanted to go back to classic, so maybe that choice stuck...
Ah, so did I but recently the horrid new version reappeared for me and I
can't switch back again. There is no FBP logo on the banner now..
I think that means FBP is not running and you need to reinstall it.
It is definitely still running. It told me a couple of days ago that one of
my contacts is no longer on my contacts list. I don't get adverts but the
auto-switch to most recent is not working - fortunately I kept a bookmark
to that version of the newsfeed. I can get a friends feed of sorts by
manipulating the URL but it's not in 'most recent' order.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
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2020-07-01 11:46:49 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
If I click on the FBP logo on the top right it takes me to the FBP
settings page and everything seems to be available, but I haven;t
changed any settings for yonks. Of course it could be that we are seeing
dofferent underlying versions of FB because I tried the new look and
then said I wanted to go back to classic, so maybe that choice stuck...
Ah, so did I but recently the horrid new version reappeared for me and I
can't switch back again. There is no FBP logo on the banner now..
I think that means FBP is not running and you need to reinstall it.
It is definitely still running. It told me a couple of days ago that one of
my contacts is no longer on my contacts list. I don't get adverts but the
auto-switch to most recent is not working - fortunately I kept a bookmark
to that version of the newsfeed. I can get a friends feed of sorts by
manipulating the URL but it's not in 'most recent' order.
I'll look out for that change then...
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2020-07-01 12:48:12 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
Similar here. Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw.
You still see ads on FB ? How quaint... ;)
Your fbp is still working with the new fb design?
I tried the suggested user-agent thing but it didn't work for me :(
It certainly seems to. It's the latest version of FBP on Win 10 which
may make a difference...
That's what I've got too but although I'm aware of fbp working in the
background, I can't get at the settings or the newsfeed options at the
moment.
If I click on the FBP logo on the top right it takes me to the FBP
settings page and everything seems to be available, but I haven;t
changed any settings for yonks. Of course it could be that we are seeing
dofferent underlying versions of FB because I tried the new look and
then said I wanted to go back to classic, so maybe that choice stuck...
Ah, so did I but recently the horrid new version reappeared for me and I
can't switch back again. There is no FBP logo on the banner now..
I think that means FBP is not running and you need to reinstall it.
It is definitely still running. It told me a couple of days ago that one of
my contacts is no longer on my contacts list. I don't get adverts but the
auto-switch to most recent is not working - fortunately I kept a bookmark
to that version of the newsfeed. I can get a friends feed of sorts by
manipulating the URL but it's not in 'most recent' order.
I tried the new version brieflyand switched back and it works but
every morning it is not there, so I open it in a new tab and close the
first and there it is. Itis set to be one of the tabs that Chrome
opens when I start up each day. In Win10.
BrritSki
2020-07-01 19:24:19 UTC
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It is definitely still running. It told me a couple of days ago that one of
my contacts is no longer on my contacts list. I don't get adverts but the
auto-switch to most recent is not working - fortunately I kept a bookmark
to that version of the newsfeed. I can get a friends feed of sorts by
manipulating the URL but it's not in 'most recent' order.
A new version of FBP was released 4 hours ago that might fix yr problems...
BrritSki
2020-07-01 19:25:12 UTC
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It is definitely still running. It told me a couple of days ago that one of
my contacts is no longer on my contacts list. I don't get adverts but the
auto-switch to most recent is not working - fortunately I kept a bookmark
to that version of the newsfeed. I can get a friends feed of sorts by
manipulating the URL but it's not in 'most recent' order.
A new version of FBP was released 4 hours ago that might fix yr problems...
Chrome and Firefox only so far.
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2020-07-01 21:30:33 UTC
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It is definitely still running. It told me a couple of days ago that one of
my contacts is no longer on my contacts list. I don't get adverts but the
auto-switch to most recent is not working - fortunately I kept a bookmark
to that version of the newsfeed. I can get a friends feed of sorts by
manipulating the URL but it's not in 'most recent' order.
A new version of FBP was released 4 hours ago that might fix yr problems...
Oh, that's good news, thanks. I use Opera who always wait a day or two
before allowing the update.
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Penny
2020-06-30 13:39:23 UTC
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Companies on Facebook with different names keep trying to
sell me what looks like the same handheld circular saw. Very tempting,
but then I'd have to think of something to do with it.
I bought one of those for a specific task, several years ago. The shed
(proper tiled) roof had been leaking for a while and a lot of the floor
boards had rotted making it difficult to walk around while rescuing that
which was not beyond repair. The ability to set the depth of cut made it
the ideal tool as I could cut along the edge of timber (joist?) and remove
the rotten bits, creating a small step onto the intact wooden floor from
the concrete underneath.

Meanwhile I engaged a chap to fix the roof - sourcing matching pan-tiles
took a while. He was greatly impressed by the little chop-saw, especially
when he learned it cost just £25, and decided if good tools could be had
for that sort of price he would consider buying them and adding them
directly to the cost of a job, leaving them behind or giving them away
afterwards.

I've still got it, it still works and has come in handy now and then. I've
never got on well with hand saws and it's easier to make lengthy straight
cuts with it than with a jigsaw.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Min
2020-06-29 00:23:43 UTC
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My last optician*hated* giving up
a prescription, so much so, that at my advanced age, he insisted that
my eyesight hadn't altered in 5 years. I shall be going to another opitician.
SpecSavers have told me the last couple of times that I don't need a new
prescription until I've had my cataracts done. In fact, if I bother to
wear them at all, I find my glasses-before-last seem to be slightly
better than the last pair. I often need to just pick up a magnifying
glass to read cooking instructions on a packet, though.
Incidentally, even with magnifier, I see no numbers on either pair of
frames.
AFAIK, I haven't got cataracts, so I don't think that's why he said I don't
need a new prescription. See above re small print. IME, some manufacturers
paint the numbers on, so they rub off after time. Try looking for an old
pair that fitted well?
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krw
2020-06-28 21:53:38 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
"(S)He's behind you!"
(At least, that's what happens when I have an eye test.)
I got a letter from Moorfields today saying the appointment I have
next month for a check on the eye that had the retinal bleed, that
cleared up on its own, is cancelled and they will re-book it. It was
only a check anyway as it was clear last time but the very nice
consultant said let's just see you again in 6 months anyway.
What I probably do need is an eye test to check my glasses. I don't
think they've re-opened opticians here yet.
They have round here for appointments. My last optician *hated* giving up
a prescription, so much so, that at my advanced age, he insisted that
my eyesight hadn't altered in 5 years. I shall be going to another opitician.
The new glasses now on order mean I got good value out of the last two
pairs as they date back four years.
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Chris McMillan
2020-06-28 18:18:59 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
"(S)He's behind you!"
(At least, that's what happens when I have an eye test.)
I got a letter from Moorfields today saying the appointment I have
next month for a check on the eye that had the retinal bleed, that
cleared up on its own, is cancelled and they will re-book it. It was
only a check anyway as it was clear last time but the very nice
consultant said let's just see you again in 6 months anyway.
What I probably do need is an eye test to check my glasses. I don't
think they've re-opened opticians here yet.
My optician is also an ophthalmologist specialising in low vision
equipment. His site says open to private patients, nhs hasn’t given a
start date.

Sincerely Chris
Mike
2020-06-28 08:10:16 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
Steve
... without making a spectacle of yourself?
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krw
2020-06-28 21:52:29 UTC
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Sorry, dental services are off-limits at the mo Luv.
I have been dentisted this week; and the optician will see me tomorrow.
Getting to see a doctor is another story however.
But will you be able to see the optician?
Steve
With difficulty. Apparently my reading vision is worse because my long
distance vision has improved as the lens has hardened with age.

With all my other medical problems I am clearly old.
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BrritSki
2020-06-25 10:01:31 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
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<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
Is loch pronounced with a hard ch?
Ch in loch is a voiceless velar fricative when pronounced correctly.
Ch in Spanish coche is a voiceless dental plosive followed by a
voiceless dental fricative.
Fer Gawd's sake, it was a joch. And Sassenacks pronounce it as a hard ch
as in Lock Lomond and Lock Ness, whether that's right or wrong.
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2020-06-25 15:49:55 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel 5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO Reviewed in Spain on 10 April
2019 Verified Purchase Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes
grandes y con esta cinta lo he solucionado
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<whoosh>
I wondered whther "coche" had another meaning, but neither my
dictionary nor the Spanish wickepedia gave one.
I would guess it is pronounced with a hard ch as in loch...
Is loch pronounced with a hard ch?
Ch in loch is a voiceless velar fricative when pronounced correctly.
Ch in Spanish coche is a voiceless dental plosive followed by a
voiceless dental fricative.
Fer Gawd's sake, it was a joch. And Sassenacks pronounce it as a hard ch
as in Lock Lomond and Lock Ness, whether that's right or wrong.
Not all of us.
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Chris McMillan
2020-06-24 13:46:33 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
I have Google Translate bookmarked - https://bit.ly/3drH5YP - and it
gives "My car gave quite large discharges and with this tape I have
solved". Was the product some sort of tape for repairing exhaust, water
hose, or petrol tank?
Likewise, and it also suggested ‘film’ instead of ‘tape’

Sincerely Chris
Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-24 14:27:37 UTC
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I knew "cinta" as"belt", the garment.
BrritSki
2020-06-24 07:42:44 UTC
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Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
Ok, since nobody can help, I'll have a go:

My cockerel has a discharge of big bantams and with Easter near I need a
solution.
Sid Nuncius
2020-06-24 19:08:25 UTC
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Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
My cockerel has a discharge of big bantams and with Easter near I need a
solution.
I had:
My cock dabbed a discharge on one of those big bastards, and with her
<redacted> she produced some solution.


Was that the sort of thing you had in mind?
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BrritSki
2020-06-24 19:25:10 UTC
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Manual Intestine's brother has left a review on Amazon.
Can someone translate for me please ?
Miguel
5.0 out of 5 stars OPTIMO
Reviewed in Spain on 10 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Mi coche daba unas descargas bastantes grandes y con esta cinta lo he
solucionado
My cockerel has a discharge of big bantams and with Easter near I need
a solution.
My cock dabbed a discharge on one of those big bastards, and with her
<redacted> she produced some solution.
Was that the sort of thing you had in mind?
Umra lives ! :)
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