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For some reason, I am unable to add a comment to any thread.The comment panel is greyed out, and won't accept my typing in.Can anyone help?TIA

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:33

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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 05:21

I can't believe that this got past internal testing, let alone a Beta. It is, without doubt, the worst forum that I have ever seen.

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:17

Yes it may be Java, but I've just downloaded the latest, and it hasn't made a bit of difference. Interestingly, that was on internet explorer, and the problem started when an automatic update seems to have installed ie10. I'm speaking to you now through Chrome, with no apparent difficulty.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 09:11

You can get the Swiss motorway pass online at:   And Colmar is a lovely town for a stopover.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:21

CO2 will asphixiate in sufficient concentration - unlikely to  be reached naturally. CO will poison you in surprisingly low concentrations. A CO meter won't detect CO2    - and doesn't need to, since, as I said, it's benign. Since CO2 is heavier than air, then it is possible for it to reach fatal concentrations in mines or below decks in boats, but in domestic circumstances, its totally unlikely. I brought the subject up to illustrate that, far from being a problem, CO2 is essential to life on this planet, and is not a poison. 8o) Neil

Answer to: Laurel hedges
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 06:57

Depending, I guess, on species, Laurel can grow into big trees. We had a laurel hedge, here in NW England which outgrew us. After five years, it really took off, and needed a lot of pruning to keep it down. (you have to prune, since hedgetrimmers cut through the leaves, which then turn brown) It finally got away from us, growing to about 12ft high, and 6 foot deep, and had to come out. We replaced it with yew, which is faster growing than you would think, but much easier to manage - with hedgetrimmer, not secateurs and loppers. If you have room, it's a good hedge, but check your local and forestiere rules for how close to the boundary you can plant.

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 09:36

Just as a matter of information, they are CO detectors. CO2 is Carbon DIoxide, a harmless trace atmospheric gas, essential to life on earth. CO is Carbon MONoxide, poisonous to air breathing animals and birds, formed when fuel is burnt with an insufficient air mixture.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 06:26

My wife never drinks anything other than cappuccino in Italy, and no-one has ever criticised her for this extreme cultural and social gaffe.   Is it possible that AndyT can't tell the difference between a macchiato and a cappuccino????

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 06:22

You can get the Vignette online from here. (Swiss Travel Centre) Very quick service in our experience

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 06:16

Nice Site. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.