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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 12:24 pm

I wonder if Pete Burtenshaw will be looking into this affair

Anyone know the name of Mr Milfords latest book and if it can be purchased online

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2009/08/11/oaps-were-left-with-no-heating-or-cooker/

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Post by Dell on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 7:57 pm

Hmmm...... resounding silence... so it is not too popular then!!!

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Post by karma on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 8:40 pm

Sorry - it was already history (see date of incident) by the time it made GEP headlines - I Googled the author but could find nothing that he has written - maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.....and I get annoyed by the use of OAP!!! as a form of blackmail....are we all in our dottage as soon as we reach 65??? if so there's going to be rather a peculiar work force when we have to work until 67 before we can cry OAP!!!!
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 2:35 pm

Google isnt god a little bit of research and a result obtained

On sale at amazon

Hypnotist - Michael Milford Author

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hypnotist-Michael-J-Milford/dp/1847484654/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250256621&sr=1-4

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Post by karma on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 3:57 pm

Thanks chok (I was looking on your behalf BTW) but I cannot see anything to say this is the Michael Milford - there are several out there including one on Facebook - but nothing to say where he is from (only that his books are for sale in Australia) ......
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Post by KiwiG on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 6:58 am

On the surface this looks like a Utility company being arrogant again, but questions have to be asked.

It states that the Gas Co installed their cooker 7 years ago.

If a cupboard has been installed since then above the cooker, the Gas Co would have their safety in mind.

The regulation in NZ and I am sure would be the same in the Uk, is that nothing must be installed less than 600mm above a cooker or hob top.
Anything lower stands a good chance of catching fire, with obvious circumstances.

We are not told of any dialogue concerning this cupboard, wether they were asked to remove it and if they would comply.

The obvious answer here was to disconnect and isolate the cooker and then the gas could have been turned on to the rest of their appliances.
A cooker is not a recognised form of heating and should never be used as such.

I find it hard to believe they were left a week without gas without a very good reason.

The headline would have been somewhat different had their house burnt down.
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Post by karma on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 10:35 am

I agree there KiwiG - and as soon as a headline states OAP I switch off they are not exactly in their dottage - and if he is an author then it would not be difficulat to make a sob story out of something quite normal....it also took them a long long time to stress about it enough to tell the GP!!! and as you say, if the house had caught fire the Gas Company would have copped an unfortunate one with bells on!!!!
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 2:24 pm

karma wrote:Thanks chok (I was looking on your behalf BTW) but I cannot see anything to say this is the Michael Milford - there are several out there including one on Facebook - but nothing to say where he is from (only that his books are for sale in Australia) ......



It is the same Michael Milford i spoke to someone who had purchased the book and they told me the name of the book and that it was on sale at Guernsey press and many other bookshops and amazon online.

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Post by karma on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 4:23 pm

Chok Dee Ja wrote:I wonder if Pete Burtenshaw will be looking into this affair

Anyone know the name of Mr Milfords latest book and if it can be purchased online

[url=http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2009/08/11/oaps-were-left-with-no-heating-or-cooker/
http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2009/08/11/oaps-were-left-with-no-heating-or-cooker/[/quote[/url]]

Wow what a clever bit of free publicity - good luck to the ingenious Mr Milford!!!!
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 4:25 pm

The Pennys Dropped LOL

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Post by karma on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 4:26 pm

lol!
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Sun 16 Aug 2009, 2:24 pm

So how many locals have supported the local author :x

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Post by karma on Sun 16 Aug 2009, 3:38 pm

Until his gas was cut off I for one had never heard of him......but I will now :)
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Thu 20 Aug 2009, 3:33 pm

I wonder how many books have been sold

Do locals support the local author ?


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Post by karma on Thu 20 Aug 2009, 3:48 pm

Have you sent for it Chok?
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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Fri 21 Aug 2009, 8:54 am

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Post by karma on Fri 21 Aug 2009, 9:55 am

We'll compare notes once I get around to reading my copy then :)
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