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Monday, May 16th, 2016
9:02 am
[sebastienne]
window cleaner?
If this community isn't entirely dead... can anyone recommend a window cleaner?
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
3:35 pm
[x_mass]
can anyone recommend an individual who does cleaning - NOT a company
were in headington, the person I am asking for needs to know that the same person will come to them each time - something a company just can't seem to offer

any suggestions welcome

kate
Saturday, January 26th, 2013
10:04 am
[anarchist_nomad]
Recommendation wanted
I was wondering if anyone knew a good sports physiotherapist in our fair city. Preferably one experienced in working with runners. I'm a fairly new runner; having worked my way up to 5K races last year, I was training for my first 10K when I experienced a muscle tear earlier this week.

I know that running injuries are common -- just part of the running experience. I also know this sort of tear ("calf strain") is one of the most common running injuries. However, as a new athlete, it is still my first experience with this. Thus, I would prefer to consult with a professional to decide on a plan to recover and get me running again.

Of course, a web search turns up various options -- the Oxford Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Clinic tops the list. But a personal recommendation always tops a Google search in my book.

Thanks, in advance, for whatever info you can offer!
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
8:22 pm
[versipellis]
Roofing services in Oxford
I'm looking to get some work done on a roof in the Oxford area and wondering if anyone here has any recommendations? Or alternatively, anyone to avoid?

Thank you!
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
11:00 pm
[jinty]
Cellar conversion in Oxford or nearby?
Has anyone had done, or know anyone who has had done, a cellar conversion in Oxford or nearby? We are looking to get one done and have had a couple of quotes, but have also had some conflicting advice and information from the companies involved. So any recommendations for companies to try, or advice on what your conversion involved, would be gratefully received.
Monday, February 20th, 2012
11:32 am
[j4]
Money matters
I'm looking for recommendations for either/both of the following in Oxford, please:

1. An affordable & approachable solicitor who can do a fairly simple pair of mirror wills. I'm assuming this is the sort of thing that pretty much any solicitor can do, but a recommendation would be better than going through the phone book. (Yes, I know you can buy a "DIY will" kit from Tesco. That's not what I'm asking.)

2. An independent financial advisor who can give trustworthy and comprehensible advice to the financially-slightly-clueless on how to invest a middling-large sum of money sensibly.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
10:49 pm
[anarchist_nomad]
Just because the curiosity is driving me mad...
...does anybody know what is behind that barbed wire barrier on James Wolfe Road? You know, the one with the secure walls and cctv overlooking it.

Thanks!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
11:36 am
[x_mass]
looking for a cleaner for a disabled women
I have a friend who is disabled and unable to care for her home.

She needs to have the same person to come each week, so agencies with their varied staff are out. We don't object to agencies, but it has to be the same person on a long term commitment as she will take a long time to learn to trust someone.

She is in the headington area

Any recommendations are very welcome.

kate
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
1:14 pm
[vinaigrettegirl]
Oxford-to-Abingdon restaurant recommendations?
Woycha... I'm looking for some place for a group meal which serves actually edible food in a reasonable period of time - no precooked, congealed vegetables served over the space of two and a half hours whilst the poor harried waitperson juggles main courses between people who ordered them and people who didn't.

Any ideas?
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
2:40 pm
[pet_lunatic]
Magdalen architecture
Does anybody happen to know, or know where I can find out (I've already Googled, and looked in all the obvious places, like the college's website and a few even more obscure historical texts) the height of the Founder's Tower at Magdalen? Not the Bell Tower, Founder's specifically. I never got around to measuring it in the years I lived in Oxford, and sadly am no longer on site to ask in the lodge or anything. Would be very grateful for any info!
Monday, September 19th, 2011
10:49 am
[secretrebel]
Cleaner/ ironer
Can anyone recommend a cleaner, ideally in the Cowley area, who also does ironing? I'm looking for someone to do three hours a week: kitchen, bathroom, vacuuming and ironing.
Saturday, August 20th, 2011
6:49 pm
[jackfirecat]
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
8:14 pm
[cybik]
Handyman/builder
Hello, people of Oxford. We have a cat flap (one of those fancy electronic ones), but as it is currently sitting in a box and not in the door it's a bit useless. So, can anyone recommend a builder or handyman who can fit a cat flap into a reinforced uPVC door and possibly drill a couple of holes in a wall through which to pass wires? We're in the Cowley Road area.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
3:44 pm
[j4]
WANTED: odd jobber with ladder!
Can anybody recommend an odd-job person who'd be willing to go up a long ladder?
Preferably in East Oxford?

We've got a couple of (hopefully fairly simple) things that need doing: a falling-off TV aerial needs removing; and the outside of an air vent needs sticking back on. All the odd job people we've asked have said they don't do heights.

Cheap would be good, but reliable (turns up on time, communicates usefully, etc) is more important!

Any recommendations gratefully received -- thanks in advance.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
9:22 am
[sebastienne]
plumber needed
Anyone got any recommendations? I need my shower back ASAP!

Well, I just gave my credit card details to these people over the phone. We'll see..
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
2:50 pm
[concourse]
Netgear NAS for sale - £110
Netgear ReadyNAS Duo RND2000 – Network-attached data storage device. Plug it in to your internet router and the device can be accessed from any computer on the network, and (I think) over the internet too. It can also be used as a media server to stream audio/video to an Xbox, Playstation 3 etc, and comes with a BitTorrent client installed.

It is designed to operate with two separate hard drives backing each other up so you don’t lose all your data if one of the drives fails – they’re also very easy to replace. NOTE: this does not come with any hard drives; these need to be bought separately (so you can pick drives of whatever size suits your needs best).

It has been used for a few weeks but has been reset to factory settings and is boxed with all cables, manuals etc. I’m selling because it wasn’t the right device for me – I didn’t use any of the media server functions and was just using it for TimeMachine backups on my Macs, for which it’s known to be a bit unreliable. If you’re running a recent version of Windows and are happy to do some tinkering it’s a great little device.

More info: http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/storage/work-and-play/RND2000.aspx
There’s an active support forum here: http://www.readynas.com/

£129.99 at Amazon and ebuyer – selling for £110 (or near offer), can pick up from Jericho or the centre of town in weekday daytimes, or from Cowley Road area in evenings or at weekends.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
4:28 pm
[sparkymark]
The Devil's Backbone
You can walk from South Hinksey to North Hinksey along a public, or at least "permissable", footpath. At the end you reach a locked gate onto another public footpath that leads between Osney Mead and The Fishes.

You could climb over the gate to go to the pub, but you couldn't come back the same way because the gate you climbed over is marked "STRICTLY PRIVATE".

Where am I going wrong here?
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