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Monday, May 16th, 2016
9:02 am
window cleaner?
If this community isn't entirely dead... can anyone recommend a window cleaner?
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
3:35 pm
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

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
8:22 pm
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
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
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!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
11:36 am
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.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
1:14 pm
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
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 26th, 2011
9:50 pm
hiring a video camera
Hello all!

Anybody know anywhere or anyone in Oxford from whom it would be possible to hire a high-quality video camera for a weekend? We're a theatre production company looking to film a few minutes of video footage (and happy/prefer to do our own editing - we have the software) to be included in our next show.

Monday, September 19th, 2011
10:49 am
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
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
8:14 pm
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
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
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
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
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?
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
9:53 pm
My fiance and I want to find a caterer for our wedding next year, but don't really have any clue about which ones are good or bad. Preferably we'd want one that is organic and it has to be a company who are able to do hot vegetarian meals as well as non-veggie. The reception's going to be in a village hall in north Oxford with fairly basic facilities (such as one domestic sized oven), so they'd have to be able to deal with that. It would be handy if they rented out cutlery and glasses too, but that's not hugely important.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
12:45 pm
Oxford house for rent
My tenant jacked it in. I now have a very comfy 2BR house with garden on a quiet close for rent as of end of May/mid-June, 875 pcm; 3 miles from Ox city centre, good bus routes, nr shops and branch PO, sep laundry room, big lr/dining, back study with huge picture window, eco combi boiler, covered bike storage. Sorry, no smokers or pets - past experience has made this miserable and expensive. Available to view by appointment, to enter as of mid-June. Reply via screened comments. I lived in this house myself for several years and it really is a good space, and not having to do the laundry in the kitchen is bliss. It needs a bit of care as the present tenant has been in for nearly two years, but the cosmetics will be set to rights and the house is sound.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
5:35 pm
Secure hard drive destruction in Oxford
Does anyone know of anywhere in Oxford that will destroy a single hard drive so that data on it is unreadable for a not-silly (ie £5 or less) amount of money?
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
11:29 am
Hey all, if you're into electro music:

THE PSYCHOTECHNIC LEAGUE and THE MODERNIST DISCO, two Oxford electro promoters, are putting together a collection of the best of local electronic music, featuring the likes of Coloureds, Keyboard Choir and Space Heroes of the People. The CD will be available to download from bandcamp http://plmd.bandcamp.com from 2nd May, and in CD format at the Truck Store and Rapture in Witney from 9th May priced £5. All profits will go to the Red Cross fund for Japan.

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