ns&i index linked bonds

I have seen a reference on citywire money to ns&i index linked bonds.

One person – nodrog60 – has an issue with advice he was given over the phone by ns&i. As a result he thinks the interest on his investment will be a pittance. Amongst many others one person – ND – has been very helpful and given a concise reply explaining why he should get a better return. He has not just made what would amount to a passing remark like, “You should read the brochure.” he has understood how it is that people have genuine difficulty understanding these arrangements and carefully laid out his explanation in detail with arithmetic and examples so we can all see his point of view. Continue reading “ns&i index linked bonds”

The Caernarfon Swing Bridge

The Caernarfon Swing Bridge is found crossing the River Seiont adjacent Caernarfon Castle. The town of Caernarfon is a beautiful clean Royal Town in the summer sun, sitting on the northwest coast of Wales just south of Anglesey. Unfortunately tidal rivers rarely look nice especially when the low tide exposes the mud. If you look carefully at the River Seiont on the left you will at least see through the water to the muddy bottom. This is the view looking up river from the mouth by Caernarfon Castle.

Caernarfon Swing Bridge Keeper's Lodge
Caernarfon Swing Bridge Keeper’s Lodge

This is the Caernarfon Swing Bridge Keeper’s Lodge which is just to the right of the bridge on the south bank. Continue reading “The Caernarfon Swing Bridge”

Changing A Mains Isolation Switch Neon Indicator

Intoduction

You may notice how the indicator light in your mains sockets and switches dims with time and wonder why. These lights are usually small neon bulbs which glow when a small alternating current of 1 or 2mA passes through them. These bulbs are filled with neon gas which glows red when a current passes through it. There is no filament and no heating element. Neon is an inert gas which glows with an orangey red colour in these bulbs. If the current is too high or the electrodes are made of an unsuitable metal the metal evaporates from the surface of the electrodes and condenses on the inside of the glass bulb, making it opaque, so the light output dims as the glass gets covered.

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Visiting Market Bosworth

Visiting Market Bosworth 1Spot the Chaffinch. This is one of the beautiful things we (my wife and I) saw on visiting Market Bosworth in Leicestershire.

Market Bosworth Famous for the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

We parked in a side road near the local park and wandered over to the Beau (small lake) where we had a good look at the upside down ducks.

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