Phaedra

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  • in reply to: The PC and all tech related stuff. #138370
    Phaedra
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    No, there’s def a free version,

    https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download

    Far left option,

    When it comes time to update you may be asked if you want to upgrade, just say no thanks, next screen gives the option to download the free version.

    If you go into the Options menu (cog icon on the left side) you should see 2 options, Upgrade to Pro or Start Free Trial, use the Free trial.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: The PC and all tech related stuff. #138264
    Phaedra
    Participant

    A decent free system cleaner is C-Cleaner (I won’t say what the C stands for but it rhymes with Frap)

    As for anti-virus and anti-malware I usually recommend Panda and MalwareBytes.

    Both have free versions available, auto update themselves and have minimal intrusion on the running of the PC/Laptop unlike other well known similar products.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: kia Soul Electric #138263
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Tharg,

    You may have to get approval from the Gnome-Office

    And of course they’ll want to look into the eco-Gnome-ics of it all.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: NINE MONTH PIP EXTENSION LETTERS FLOOD OUT #137921
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Pointless indeed considering all the people still waiting for a first assessment.

    I have an ongoing award so expecting a “light touch” review in 2030 assuming I’m still here!.

    My adult autistic son has a 10yr award, they just wrote to extend it by 7 months to Feb 2030, se pretty pointless to me.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Want to find your nearest EV charger? #137862
    Phaedra
    Participant

    3.7 miles at the nearest retail park.

    4 points, 2 are marked as out of service!

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Watching Norman wisdom films on YouTube #137587
    Phaedra
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    I’ll have to go look for those nowย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    I liked all the Danish/Swedish crime and political shows like Broen (The Bridge) andย  Borgen, much better than the UK or US remakes of them.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Watching Norman wisdom films on YouTube #137565
    Phaedra
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    I dug out my DVD’s of Space Patrol (1962) and thoroughly enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tonight I think it’s going to be either “At last the 1948 show” or “Do not adjust your set”

    As for modern stuff, I’m enjoying the French series “Call my agent” (Dix pour cent) on Netflix, it’s really well done ๐Ÿ™‚

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: ยฃ25 cold winter payment #137563
    Phaedra
    Participant

    https://coldweatherpayments.dwp.gov.uk/

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Windscreen wipers #136347
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Ateca (basically the same car) wipers are exactly the same.

    The only way to cure them is to fit better quality ones, Bosch wipers get excellent reviews on the Ateca forums, no noise and do a better job of water removal.

    Bit expensive but I suppose you get whet you pay for!.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #136144
    Phaedra
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    Well as usual the BBC Weather got it wrong here, sleet last night and a bit of light snow.

    In reality we have about 3 to 4″ of snow and it’s been belting down since about 3am.

    Luckily I picked up my meds and a bit of essential shopping yesterday as there’s no way the Ateca will be safe to drive in this ๐Ÿ™

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: How much do you pay for a car wash? #135577
    Phaedra
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    Car Wash?ย  what are these strange things? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Only time mine gets a wash is a: if it rains and b: when it goes in for servicing ๐Ÿ˜€

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Heat pump tumble dryer #134009
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Had the same problem with an Idesit condenser washer/dryer, clothes never came out really dry.ย  OK I could leave them over the radiators overnight if the heating system was on but far from ideal.

    Luckily it died and I got a refund, bought a standard washing machine and an Indesit 4Kg normal tumble drier, there’s only 2 of us and not a lot of room in the bungalows kitchen.ย  It does a great job and haven’t really noticed any increase in the amount of electricity we use.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. #133932
    Phaedra
    Participant

    If it snows here again my Ateca will be staying parked!.

    Definitely not safe to drive in even a small amount of snow ๐Ÿ™

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: “BINO” Brexit in name only #133782
    Phaedra
    Participant

    God only knows ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m secretary for a target shooting club, we regularly place orders for reloading components with companies in Germany and Luxembourg, much cheaper (and usually faster delivery) than dealing with rip-off suppliers here in the UK.

    I emailed the two main ones asking what their position was with the Brexit deal now being reached.ย  Both have said they will no longer be willing to ship to the UK due to the increased amount of Customs and other associated paperwork etc. ๐Ÿ™

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: New Ateca in snow and slush #133360
    Phaedra
    Participant

    The other problem was the front sensor array, only a light snowfall coming down and it constantly failed, no ACC, no front assist etc. 3 amber warning lights constantly on.ย  God knows what it would be like driving in a decent amount of snow!.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: New Ateca in snow and slush #133359
    Phaedra
    Participant

    I’ve driven a very wide variety of vehicles in all sorts of snow since passing my test 46 years ago!.ย  No hard acceleration or braking, start in a lower gear if possible, constant steady speed in as high a gear as possible etc.

    Some were really awful and some were much better, the only 4WD I ever had was a Honda CRV in 2008 and that was ok, in fact the 4WD almost never switched itself on anyway.

    I really was surprised just how poor the Ateca was, even pulling away from a flatish surface or trying to slow/stop at a junction with a slight decline it was very worrying! the 19″ 235/40 tyres are not great at all!.

     

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Merry Christmas to everyone on here #133312
    Phaedra
    Participant

    And a very merry Christmas from me tooย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Best and Worst Car Infotainment Systems #133107
    Phaedra
    Participant

    2013 Gen2 Qashqai, got the Acenta Premium and my God the sound system was dreadful! sounded like a cheap 80’s boom box.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: So Iโ€™ll be off Now But Thanks #131590
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Uncle Bob is right .. …

    I woke up with a horse’s head in my bed and a note saying that just because I’d got my car it didn’t mean I could stop posting! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Anyone else seeing advert here? #131465
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Nothing at all here, I use Adblocker but it only reports a total of 8 ever coming up here.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Phaedra
    Participant

    It’s around 7 years old! they failed to sell back in 2013 so with the current more friendly EV market they may stand a better chance.

    There are some reviews concerning the lack of protection offered by the “silica based composite” which is just a fancy way of saying fibreglass like the good old Reliant Robin ๐Ÿ™‚

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: who’s attending doctor and hospital appointments? #130908
    Phaedra
    Participant

    I’ve given up on appointments!

    My second more thorough kidney mass CT scan that was “important and would be be done asap” is now March 25th ๐Ÿ™

    My friend is currently unable to walk and in so much pain she’s zombied out on painkillers and sleeping on the couch downstairs has been told there’s no chance of her hip replacement being done this year or early next.ย  Only option they said was to go private and pay about ยฃ30,000 which of course she has just lying about being an OAP ๐Ÿ™

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Are you putting your xmas decorations up early? #130622
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Kids all grown up and left home apart from my 30yr old Autistic son so no Christmas tree or decorations.

    The only thing we hang up is a Christmas stocking with a cat on it.ย  It’s a leftover from having cats for over 30yrs.ย  Sadly we lost the last two almost 3yrs ago but still put it up for them, we call it the “Catmas” stocking ๐Ÿ™‚

    My daughter adopted 2 kittens a couple of months ago so this year it’s getting filled with Christmas treats for them, nice to see it getting used again ๐Ÿ™‚

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Car size increase creates parking bay squeeze for drivers #130621
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Not for me, I’ve put a stone back on during the last couple of months!, I have a feeling Christmas won’t help either ๐Ÿ™‚

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Car size increase creates parking bay squeeze for drivers #130606
    Phaedra
    Participant

    I think this is the reason why so many non-disabled people park in blue badge bays.

    I think you’ll find it’s because they are selfish thoughtless tw@tsย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy ๐Ÿ™‚

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