General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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JustinCredible
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2691 posts since 11/6/08

29 May 2016 20:36
Bees!

Noticed the little bastards were crawling in and out of what appears to be plastic sockets (like what you screw screws into) in the mortar between bricks outside my front door. Not your normal fat jolly bumblebee, the skinny ones that look a bit like a wasp.

Saw a big fat bumblebee fucker trying to get in today, looked closer and unless I'm being paranoid, the bees have somehow mad a bit of a hole in the mortar around the plastic socket thing.

How the fuck are bees burrowing holes in bricks & mortar & should I be concerned?

I saw my girl as a kid and now harbour a healthy fear of bees / wasps / hornets etc…
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

29 May 2016 20:59
Nest in the cavity wall?

Funny you should mention this now, as my mum was just telling me earlier today she had to get someone in this weekend to destroy a nest that had appeared in the wall of her house.
krankers
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257 posts since 25/10/05

29 May 2016 23:42
^ I had one a few years ago in the cavity, got in behind the electric meter box. The general opinion was that they don't cause any agg, apart from a load of bees flying around that area, but weirdly they do give off a smell (pheromone) which was coming through my plug sockets and I found unpleasant.
Fuzzyduck121
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1623 posts since 14/12/12

30 May 2016 07:45
Mortar bees innit
https://www.spab.org.uk/advice/technical-qas/technical-qa-17-masonry-bees/
Seventyfour
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9370 posts since 6/10/05

30 May 2016 19:10
I've noticed Bees crawling into the little plastic air vents in the brickwork on my house, I hate the fuckers too Sad
radical_edward
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159 posts since 24/5/07

4 Jun 2016 00:36
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

5 Jun 2016 14:30
What's the minimum acceptable time to stay at a wake?
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

5 Jun 2016 14:37
I guess the point is that people can pay their respects and then do one. You're not really expected to stay ages unless you are close to the family of the deceased.
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

5 Jun 2016 15:39
6 minutes 42 seconds.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

5 Jun 2016 15:41
I feel like this is one that Evers would have some kind of complicated algorithm for
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

5 Jun 2016 18:30
Is there a free bar?
blackham
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1857 posts since 17/7/13

7 Jun 2016 11:04
Found our house up for let on zoopla yesterday, went into the estate agents and they said it must have been human error. However, today there have been multiple people viewing the property.

We haven't been notified about our contract being terminated, and it's due to end in November; advert online says that you can move in immediately.

Is this legal/allowed? They haven't notified us about anything; termination of contract, renewing contract, people coming round to view the property etc. I think they thought no one would be in during these viewings, too. Luckily a housemate was.
stoney
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17755 posts since 22/1/05

7 Jun 2016 11:09
Speak to your landlord or phone the estate agent and ask for a viewing, then You will know
carlos
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972 posts since 20/1/08

12 Jun 2016 17:00
Just moved into a new house that has hardwood floors throughout the downstairs. Now as I'm a lazy cnut I don't wanna be hoovering up the dog hair every half an hour as he moults like a bastard so am considering an iRobot Roomba. Anyone else got one and can verify they're a good purchase?
padawan
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4466 posts since 27/6/03

13 Jun 2016 09:13
trailofdavid wrote: Nest in the cavity wall?

Funny you should mention this now, as my mum was just telling me earlier today she had to get someone in this weekend to destroy a nest that had appeared in the wall of her house.

Our cat flap for a now long departed Cat has a colony of Bumblers setting up home.
great as we closed of house side of the flap and can now see em doing there thing thru perspex.
Amazing little things - PROTECT our BEES!!
kid unknown
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5466 posts since 8/12/01

13 Jun 2016 11:55
What is the best place to get prescription lenses fitted into a pair of Saint Laurent frames I copped from the maxx?

Do the supermarket opticians do a decent job or should I be paying more at an independent opticians or would Boots be a good shout?

Have a pretty weak prescription. And normally wear contacts so don't really want to pay loads if not warranted.

Cheers
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

13 Jun 2016 12:33
blackham wrote: Found our house up for let on zoopla yesterday, went into the estate agents and they said it must have been human error. However, today there have been multiple people viewing the property.

We haven't been notified about our contract being terminated, and it's due to end in November; advert online says that you can move in immediately.

Is this legal/allowed? They haven't notified us about anything; termination of contract, renewing contract, people coming round to view the property etc. I think they thought no one would be in during these viewings, too. Luckily a housemate was.

update on this, im a nosey cunt lol
padawan
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4466 posts since 27/6/03

13 Jun 2016 12:47
kid unknown wrote: What is the best place to get prescription lenses fitted into a pair of Saint Laurent frames I copped from the maxx?

Do the supermarket opticians do a decent job or should I be paying more at an independent opticians or would Boots be a good shout?

Have a pretty weak prescription. And normally wear contacts so don't really want to pay loads if not warranted.

Cheers

quick search - https://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/reglaze/
blackham
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1857 posts since 17/7/13

15 Jun 2016 10:08
purchasing something from the US and it gives me the option of the shop adding import duties, or I can pay import duties on delivery. Which would be cheaper?
nothingelseworked
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3560 posts since 21/2/10

15 Jun 2016 10:41
Ordered from a store in Germany, item arrived and was too small (+ had a broken button), so I requested a return. They sent me a Parcel Force return label, which goes via Royal Mail. Dropped it off with RM 31st of May and both RM and PF tracking aren't telling me much and the store hasn't received it yet. If the parcel has been lost am I protected in any way? I returned it using the method the store asked me to return, after that surely it's not my problem/fault? Store has to take it up with RM/PF and claim on insurance and I get refunded, right?