Author Archives: andrewwedmore

How East Sussex County Council misleads the public about their broadband strategy

Not everyone knows this, but using the “WaybackMachine” facility at the Internet Archive project, you can view not only how a web page looks today, but also how it looked at various dates in the past. Woe betide you if … Continue reading

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Barn raising

We almost have a new barn. From this: to this:  

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FIT payments – further update

Having blogged before about E.ON’s poor performance on paying FITs, I think the good news is that once you do get onto their new computer system, the payment turnround is fairly quick (albeit they have gone backwards in that the … Continue reading

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Vegetable garden

This little corner has two walls facing south and west.  Against the west-facing wall I have already planted a couple of pear trees, and I felt that this area was begging to be turned into a vegetable garden. Twelve barrow-loads … Continue reading

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They’re back and they’re bigger than ever

The puffballs are back.  Calvatia gigantea.  They always appear in the small field between the house and the front pond. This one has got even bigger since I took this photo – and somewhat dirtier-looking; I suspect that it is … Continue reading

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FIT payments update

My posts on E.ON and FIT payments have generated more comments than anything I have ever written. For the record, I have now received my payments for the period ending 11th May 2012 and the full track record is as … Continue reading

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Another reason to avoid E.ON for your feed-in tariffs

I’ve previously posted about E.ON’s uselessness in handling feed-in tariffs; and now they have fallen over again. We have now had our solar panels up and running for 9 months, so this morning I submitted our quarterly meter reading for … Continue reading

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Window replacement

The window replacement has made a huge difference to the house – both the external appearance and the comfort level within. For starters, here are some before and after pictures. Credits: Surveyor: Mr N Standen BSc MRICS, Standen Associates, 7 … Continue reading

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An occasional bus service

Searching for a bus from Battle to Eastbourne, I discover at that there is one on Thursdays.  Clicking on the link for more detail, I read Service details. Special notes. Not every week. This service does not run every … Continue reading

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E.ON mess up my FIT statement

Writing up my experiences with E.ON and the feed-in tariff. On 12th August it was the 3-month anniversary of the installation of our solar panels.  A day I had been looking forward to as it means we can submit our … Continue reading

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