150 days of community in West Ealing: Week 13

Welcome to Week 13 of our 150 days of community project. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Then click here. We had lots of stuff in for last week, though one of suggestions might have been ‘cut down’ before it could come to fruition!

Would anyone like to adopt a fish?

Harshini Passmore posted in Coldershaw Community

Harshini Passmore
Harshini Passmore 7:39pm May 13
Hi all, would anyone like to adopt our fish? They are black and orange fan tail goldfish in a bi-orb 30L tank with LED lighting system, air pump and fish food all included. We have a baby on the way and so are looking to find these guys a new home! Let me know if interested, thanks, Harshini
Some technical assistance from some friendly neighbours:

Adam Brown

Adam Brown 11:45am May 14
Gill – The mains plugs do work and are very good. Only for devices you can cable though of course. To be clear, the device that plugs into it will need a network socket and then network cable to connect the mains adapters network socket. They can be expensive – could be worth asking an electrician about the cost of running a hidden cable from point to point, or even getting an extension of eBay or Amazon. I did that in our house when the floor boards were up.


Ben DeVille
Ben DeVille 10:45am May 14
It sounds like wireless interference wasn’t the issue, sorry for sending you down a rabbit hole! I have tried 5GHz as well, it’s good, but you have to be sure that all your devices are compatible, for example, we found that the wireless infrared camera that we use as a video baby-monitor did not support it. I have one of these wireless extenders Gill Adams, because despite us only being in a 2 bedroomed flat, the wireless signal struggles to get as far as the bedroom. It’s very good, but it does have need restarting every 24 hours or so because it seems to lose the wireless and need the restart to grab it again. This is the one we have: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007SU0BJU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Adam Brown
Adam Brown 10:18am May 14
It does but even an iPad 2 will work like that in my experience
Gill Adams
Gill Adams 10:15am May 14
Adam Brown does the 5GHz option require all the receiving device/s to be able to receive 5GHz?
Adam Brown
Adam Brown 10:10am May 14
You can try to optimise the channel your router uses (advanced settings). I used some free software called inSSIDer office – it shows the channels your neighbours are using so you can choose the least busy space. That or if your router can do it – switch to 5GHz – that’s an option on the Virgin boxes, and the better ones you buy at PC world.
Diane Gill
Diane Gill 10:07am May 14
Hi all I did the test as Ben DeVille suggested and it was the same. I contacted Talk Talk and guess what there’s a fault from the exchange to my house. They have engineers working on it and are sending me text updated on progress. Cheers
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Diane Gill
Diane Gill 6:46am May 13
Hi all I’m with Talk Talk for my broadband and I’ve been having problems recently watching catch up TV on my iPad and computer. I tested the speed last night and it’s only just over 2mb or is that gig? Anyway it’s rubbish! I can’t upgrade to their fibre optic service as it’s not in my area. Who can recommend a better provider with higher speeds? I’ll need to have my phone and broadband together. Any recommendations gratefully received.
Some ‘flower power’ from locals:
Linda Pegg
Linda Pegg 3:02pm May 13
Hi Gill , Thank you , we are doing some projects in schools at the moment , The large scarecrow was for the RHS scarecrow competition that a local school took part in , she is constructed out of recycled materials 🙂 that the children worked on putting together :-). We are looking to work with community groups, and lots more schools .Linda
Gill Adams
Gill Adams 11:44am May 13
Oooh, Linda Pegg – your website looks good. What a brilliant, community-enhancing business (labour of love?). I imagine scarecrow making might catch on round here. I know when I’ve been to Dorset there’s often a scarecrow weekend and you find these mad effigies lurking around every corner and leaning on bus stops. Are you doing any projects locally?
Linda Pegg
Linda Pegg 9:45am May 10
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Linda Pegg

Linda Pegg 9:21am May 10
Hi everyone . Please have a look at our community food growing workshops on our website . Now is the time to get growing www.tasteoflife.org.uk

Did we miss anything? Let us know!

We have another great list of seven ‘acts of community’ for this week – see how many you do – maybe you already do them!

  • Call an old friend/relative
  • Offer to share your table for lunch
  • Accept or extend an invitation
  • Talk to your kids or parents about their day
  • Smile (in an unthreatening way!) at strangers
  • Log off and go to the park
  • Ask a new person to join your group for a dinner or an evening

We’d love to hear from you if you do any of these things, or anything else that makes people smile in West Ealing. We have loads more suggestions of things you can do, if you want to jump ahead!

Ways to send us your contributions:

Send us an email – 150daysofcommunity@gmail.com
Write on our Facebook wall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/124290860921562/
Tweet at us – @WENeighbours
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