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Even though I have the blue badge I still require a Torbay car parking permit in order for me to park free of charge in Torbay car parks. This year the council have doubled the price of an annual car park permit for the disabled. It's gone from £20 up to £40. To say I'm quite dismayed is an understatement. If I was to calculate how many times I use the car parks I probably wouldn't even spend £40 in the whole year on car park tickets. How much will parking permits increase by next year, double again?

I'm basically stuck between a rock and a hard place. I don't use Torbay council car parks on a regular basis, but when I do I'm quite often on my own and therefore the parking permit is extremely important. There is not any other alternative, I just have to pay the money and live with it. 

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Posted by on in For Sale

If you take your dog out at night then these clever little rechargeable are very handy. Not only do they enable other people to see your dog but if your dog is dark in colour then you will always know where it is at night.

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After being in a wheelchair for 31 years I've learned a few do's and don'ts about how to sit in your wheelchair properly. If like me you use a wheelchair permanently then your body will get used to being in the same position every day so it's very important that your wheelchair is the right size and it set up properly to accommodate your posture and leg position.

The purpose of this specific blog post is to talk about how important it is to make sure that your feet are sitting properly on your foot plates. It makes me wince when I see people wheeling around with knees sticking high up in the air because they've set their footplates far too high. Alternatively, you see people with legs and feet dangling in midair because they've either got no foot plates, or the foot plates are set far too low.

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I purchased a pair of a couple of years ago and thought I would do a brief review on what I think of them. 

I've had a quick look at the Currys website which is where I got mine from and they seem to have reduced dramatically in price. The dearest ones I can find are around £299, I think I paid around £329 for mine. 

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Posted by on in Product Review

When you open the box containing the you're going to get a bit of a shock and you'll probably think "oh, that's quite small". However, don't let the size deceive you. Remember Naseem Hamed, also known as Prince Naseem Hamed? He was a boxer with quite a small stature, probably 5'3" tall. In most cases, a little bloke like that wouldn't be much of a cause for concern. However, you wouldn't want to be punched by this guy, put it that way. The same can be said for the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker. This little baby packs a real punch and I think you will be blown away by how good it performs for its size.

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I recently bought myself a new set of speakers for my main PC. I looked around at different type of speakers including Logitech which I have been using for a few years. Since buying the Bluetooth Bose mini speaker I decided to look at Bose may specifically for PCs. Their computer speakers range from £89.99 up to £299.95. Since I already have a mini sound system for playing music I really didn't want to spend £300 on a pair of speakers which would only be used with my PC so I decided to go with the priced at £89.95. If you shop around you can buy them for as little as £74

I decided to buy mine from Currys so I paid slightly more. I paid an extra £3.95 to get the speakers delivered next day so the final bill came to approximately £103.90. I deliberately went with Currys because there is a Currys store in Torquay and if anything goes wrong with the speakers it's quite simple for me to take them back so paying an extra few quid wasn't really an issue, more of a convenience.

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Posted by on in Computer Talk

If you are a friend of mine on Facebook then due to a divine please note I have had to create a new account. Basically, Facebook suddenly blocks my account accusing me of harbouring malware on my PC. In order to unblock my account, they insisted I download some software. Well, nobody blackmails me and I'm certainly not downloading any software until I know exactly what it is. So, unfortunately, Facebook has got me by the short and curly's and I have no alternative but to create another account.

https://www.facebook.com/PennRWooding

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If you have problems removing large spiders from your house then this video will show you how to do it really easily and without any problems

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Have you been greeted with the above message when climbing into Facebook recently?

Well, if you were then you are certainly not alone, it seems that lots of people have experienced exactly the same issue. I certainly don't have any malware or viruses because I run security. Anyway, even if I did, how Facebook would know is anyone's guess.

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 have owned a Permobil Corpus 500 electric wheelchairs since 2011. My previous chair was the Permobil Chairman. It goes without saying that I absolutely love Permobil wheelchairs, they do everything I need from an electric wheelchair and more. However, it seems I may have found a serious flaw that could very easily result in a catastrophic disaster.

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I have created these leaflets which are A5 in size (half the size of an A4 piece of paper) that you can put under the wipers of drivers who block pavements with their motor vehicles.

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The World Lottery Club website enables UK residents to take part in various lotteries around the club. Some of these lotteries include Australian and American Powerball, Irish lotteries, lotteries from Spain, Poland. and also Europe's own Euromillions. I just happened to stumble across their website when going to sign into the national lottery to play my own ticket. They were offering two lines for £2 instead of two lines for £5. Now I'm not stupid and I pretty much worked out straightaway that this was not going an ongoing off, more an enticement to get you onto their website and get hold of your payment details. Anyway, I joined up and opted to play 2 lines on Euromillions, basically because the jackpot was reaching an excess of £100 million that week. Normally, I play one line on Euro millions every week. I think it's something like 1 in 140 million chance of winning the Euromillions so there's no way I'm going to chuck loads of money into it each week.

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For quite a few years now I have had a problem with moisture affecting the skin folds around the inside leg approaching the bottom of the buttocks. When the weather warms up the skin will often become irritated and sometimes it cracks and may bleed slightly. However, it's never given me too much of a problem and I've never had to stay in bed... until now.

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Posted by on in General Discussion

Tetraplegicliving.com is changing its name to paralyzed4life.com soon

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Posted by on in YouTube Videos

Test Yourself for Colourblindness

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Nurse innovator hopeful of pressure ulcer monitoring technology potential

A leading tissue viability nurse hopes that plans to develop an electronic tool for recording pressure ulcers for wider use across the NHS could transform the quality of data and aid efforts to improve prevention and treatment.

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'I've been using Roho cushions for many years now and thankfully have not had any serious issues. However, I recently had my first skin problem that was directly caused by the Roho. Unfortunately, my Roho developed a leak without me realising. When I checked my skin in the morning we found a pressure sore on the right cheek. Luckily for me it wasn't serious and was gone within a couple of weeks.

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Posted by on in Computer Talk

I've been using Plantronics for many years now. They are top-quality headset microphones that you won't be disappointed with.

If you shop around then you can buy a pair of Plantronics DSP 400 microphones for as little as £30. But realistically expect to pay around £40. However, what I want to bring to your attention is how the microphone headset connects to your computer. Some of the cheaper versions use a jack plug to connect to the audio and speaker part of your computer. They will require a soundcard in order to work properly. However, if you opt for the USB version then no soundcard is required, you simply plug them in and you are ready to go. If you do purchase a pair of Plantronics DSP 400 which only have the jack plugs then you should also get included with the package a USB adapter which enables you to plug the microphones into a USB socket. Unless you've got a good soundcard then I would always advise you to use a USB connector, or purchase the USB only version of the DSP 400 microphone headset. I found that the jack plug version don't work that well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and I've had problems getting the microphone to dictate accurately. On the other hand, the USB version is absolutely fantastic and dictation is almost flawless when using this type of connection.

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I bought this little box a while back that when opened has a fake spider that pops out of the lid. If you know anybody who is scared of spiders then this is something you must get in order to scare the hell out of them.

Here are a couple of videos I made of me pranking a couple of friends. It doesn't work so well on people who are not scared of spiders, although it probably will make them jump. Just go find someone who has an absolute huge phobia of spiders.

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