Here are some of the links I have found useful or interesting.
The people of Ukraine desperately need our help during the current unfolding tragedy caused by the savage, immoral and reprehensible invasion of their country by the dictator Vladimir Putin (not the Russian people most of whom I am sure do not want this war - Unfortunately it is the Russian people who do not have Putin's vast wealth who will be suffering from world economic sanctions and the poor young Russian soldiers he has lied to and sent to their unnecessary and untimely deaths, or to be left maimed, while murdering innocent Ukrainians in his name who are also suffering because of him).
You can do your bit to help - Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross to get aid to those in need
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From time to time you may also find links to money saving voucher codes or special offers.
The links should re-direct you to the correct web site and open the web site in a new browser window so you do not lose this page.
I will only ever provide links to web sites or suppliers I know or have used myself and found to be satisfactory.
The exploits, and tragedies, of Sgt Navigator Terry Stringer and the rest of the "Brigand Boys" of 84 Squadron & 45 Squadron R.A.F in their Bristol Brigand Aircraft during the Malayan crisis in the 1950's
The www.brigandboys.org.uk Website is maintained by nbroadsman
Buying Components Direct
I have found the cheapest way of buying components is to source them from reputable suppliers direct from China (after all that is what many of the retailers do!). Buying direct the components are incredibly inexpensive and usually offered with free postage. You may have to wait anything from a week to a month for them to be delivered but often the total price including delivery is less than the cost of delivery alone for locally sourced components and this has enabled me to buy and build things I wouldn't otherwise have been able to afford to do. I have also bought good chucks, cutters and drill bits for my lathe, guitar pickups, scope and camera mounts, etc. It is a good idea to check the reviews of the specific parts and suppliers on the sites listed below, as there are often multiple options, and then pick the highest rated.
The suppliers I have used most often are:
If you have got the "Strictly" Bug then I can recommend
an excellent Ballroom & Latin American Dancing teacher based in North Norfolk UK with dance venues in North Walsham and Sheringham
The Lane School of Dance
If you would like to live in North Norfolk close to the Coast and the Norfolk Broads there are some barns ready for conversion for sale with full residential planning permission in a lovely area here:
Heath Farm Barns in Edingthorpe (4 barn units)
Barns For Sale With Residential Planning Permission in Beautiful North Norfolk