Bracknell LETS
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1. 27 Jul 2018
07:44
'Courier' service between Reading & Bracknell

I try to get to all Foxes' Den meetings & Meet & Greets, and also most Coffee meetings.

If anyone wants items transported between Reading based members and Bracknell based members, get them to my house and I will take them with me to the Foxes' Den meetings, or pick them up there and bring them back for collection from my house or at the next Meet & Greet.

I have a fridge and freezer for storage of perishables, and a cool box for transporting them. (I occasionally have to miss a meeting - contact me to find out if I am going to be there.)

Contact me to arrange to drop off and pick up items etc.

5 per trip
Reading
2. 8 Sep 2021
09:24
25L Storage bins

Two 25L Storage bins with flip lids one blue one red 5 Bricks each.

B5
Bracknell
3. 13 Aug 2020
13:19
6 fresh eggs

My backyard hens produce more than we can eat! So I give away 6 fresh eggs for 15 bricks when I have more than I need. PM me.

B15
4. 14 Nov 2015
13:12
Advice on driving

Advice on driving – I was an instructor for over 20 years.

B20
Bracknell
5. 15 Aug 2020
17:07
Android Huewei Phone Case

Used only a couple of times

1 Bricks
Lower Earley
6. 13 Oct 2019
17:05
Are you lonely?

Are you lonely and would like someone to pop round once a month for an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday for tea and a chat. It would have to be in Reading as I don't drive.

B10
Lower Earley
7. 14 Nov 2015
15:42
Assorted picture frames

Assorted picture frames - some new and some double and triple packs

Collect from Birch Hill or I may be able to deliver locally

B5
Bracknell
8. 14 Nov 2015
15:41
Assorted picture frames

Assorted picture frames - some new

Collect from Birch Hill or I may be able to deliver locally

5 each
Bracknell
9. 9 May 2021
21:11
Babysitting

Happy to do babysitting

B20
Binfield
10. 20 Jul 2019
16:23
Babysitting

RG6 and RG2

In the past I have been a childminder for 7 years and love children and babies. Also I have had one child of my own.

I am available at weekends

10
Lower Earley
11. 14 Nov 2015
12:51
Babysitting

Babysitting

B20
Bracknell
12. 14 Nov 2015
13:30
Babysitting or housesitting/ pet sitting

I am a mature, experienced Nanny and Foster Carer offering Babysitting / child minding services on ad hoc basis.

Bricks will depend on length of time and age of children. Overnight possible.

Very reliable and trustworthy.

B20
Bracknell
13. 13 Jul 2018
21:02
Bespoke containers, specific or closed structures

I can make for you specific shapes of containers, bags, boxes and baskets. For example, you have a particular space in your camper and you want a laundry bag that just fits in there; or if you want to protect fruit plants in your garden from being eaten by birds I can make you a dome that allows the light in. I also make lampshades. All material is upcycled.

To be agreed, depending on item requested
Reading
14. 14 Nov 2015
16:42
Cake baking

My speciality is carrot cake

20 + cost of ingredients
Bracknell
15. 1 May 2019
09:14
Car Diagnostics

If you have a problem with your car I can scan your cars computer and reset most fault codes.

This can often fix an engine warning light or give you guidance on what repairs your car might need.


I specialise in Volvo cars where I have access to the same diagnostics tools that a Volvo main dealer has and can give very in-depth advice and carry out some repairs.

I can do a basic scan on all cars.

B20
Reading
16. 28 Jul 2021
20:17
Carpet underlay roll

Most of a roll of carpet underlay (was 1.37 m width, 15 m long, with a few m used). 8mm thick, grey colour. High wool content although it has some thin plastic in it. See https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EZMXD7Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

B5
Reading
17. 28 May 2021
06:14
Cat And Guinea Pig Feeding

I can go to people's houses to feed your cats or guinea pigs when you are away. I can also offer outdoor boarding for guinea pigs as I have a hutch with a run below it which can accommodate 2 guinea pigs. (photos available)

20
Harmans Water
18. 20 Jul 2019
16:24
Cat feeding

RG6 and RG2

I love cats and it would be my pleasure to help out.

10
Lower Earley
19. 17 Jul 2018
13:54
Cat Feeding

Feeding your cat locally in Tilehurst

B10/hour
Tilehurst
20. 14 Nov 2015
17:00
Cat feeding

Cat feeding, etc.

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
21. 14 Nov 2015
12:28
Cat feeding

Cat feeding.

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
22. 19 Oct 2018
13:37
Cat sitting

John offers cat sitting. Please contact him for his rates

Contact me
Tilehust
23. 20 Apr 2018
08:16
Catering for parties

Are you having an informal party? I can prepare excellent healthy soups, salads and other dishes both vegetarian and meat based.

You would need to pay for the cost of the food, mileage to deliver and then bricks for the time spent preparing and delivering it to you.

B20
Bracknell
24. 14 Nov 2015
12:17
Check your home while you're away

Ex prestigious residential property manager (from 1-bed flat to multi million £ mansions of Wentworth,Ascot etc) - available to check your property while you're away - as and when required. Check pets, post, gardens, security etc. Long/sort term

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
25. 10 Jun 2018
15:40
Chimney Sweeping

I can sweep your chimney with brush and poles. Will need a 6 foot space in front of the fireplace, and dust sheets over carpet/furniture if possible. For open fireplaces only.

20/hr
Reading
26. 20 Jul 2019
16:24
Cleaning

RG6 and RG2

Would you like some hoovering and polishing done in your house or just maybe a little spruce up. I am happy to clean bathrooms, hoover the stairs and the house.

I am only available at weekends though as I work during the week.

20 Bricks per hour
Lower Earley
27. 2 Jun 2018
14:35
Clohing Alterations and Repairs

I can alter clothing to fit or undertake simple repairs. Any fabric/materials required would need to be provided, and you would need to come to me for a fitting.

I will need to see the garment to determine whether the alteration/repair is possible. Contact me for more details.

No complex special occasion garments (e.g. multi-layer wedding dresses, prom dresses etc.) and no zip replacement in jeans or jackets - I have retired from all this! But I will do straightforward hems/taking in for evening dresses.

I ran my own business as a dressmaker and alterationist for 15 years, recommended by bridal salons to their customers, so I have plenty of experience.

20 b/hour
Reading
28. 14 Nov 2015
13:24
Clothing alterations

I can alter most clothing. Please contact me for details.

20 + materials
Bracknell
29. 9 Oct 2021
07:59
Collection from Bracknell - people/items

I work from Bracknell one day a week - usually a Thursday but the day can vary - and am able to offer a courier service around my working day back to Reading.

Bricks please.

B10/hour
Tilehurst
30. 2 Aug 2018
18:52
Computer Help

I can help you with Microsoft

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Email

Lesley

B20
Bracknell
31. 14 Nov 2015
16:21
Computer help

Do you need computer support? Just ask me I may be able to help. Experienced professional computer support engineer.

I come from a Hardware support background.

I work mainly on Windows Operating systems and Office Applications.

I also work with Document management software.

B20
Bracknell
32. 14 Nov 2015
13:30
Computer Training, Typing, Internet, Facebook, Office Services

I have many years experience with Computers and can offer all sorts of training, secretarial, Internet/word/excel & typing.

B20
Bracknell
33. 29 Dec 2016
09:51
Cooking - soups, gluten free cake

Enjoy creating hearty dishes and even some catering for parties

20/hour
Bracknell
34. 16 Aug 2021
22:02
Cooking apples (no windfalls)

Larger ones Probably Granny Smith or Bramleys.
Smaller ones not known.

Can bring to Foxes Den or Reading Meet and Greet.

3 Per kilo
Reading
35. 14 Nov 2015
13:29
Cooking for dinner parties and entertaining, cookery lessons

I am an experienced cook and can offer my services to plan, cook and serve your meal at a dinner party.

Imagine being able to relax and enjoy your company whilst a tasty meal is cooked and served for you reducing your stress and anxiety levels when entertaining. I can also clear up and do the dishes!

Rate is per hour plus the cost of the ingredients.

I can also offer cookery lessons.

20 + cost of ingredients
Bracknell
36. 19 Oct 2018
13:39
Counselling/Coaching

John offers counselling. Please contact him for brick rates.

20b/hour
Tilehust
37. 20 Nov 2020
21:20
Courier services - Bracknell , Wokingham and Reading areas

I am working approximately one day per week (Thursday or Friday) in Reading in September 2021. No planned trips for August but will be in Wokingham plenty in August, I have already successfully couriered for a few LETS members. Please contact me by email or phone.

Lesley

20/h
Bracknell
38. 14 Nov 2015
13:23
Curtains, cushions, soft furnishing alterations

Curtains, cushions and alterations. Please contact me for details.

20 + materials
Bracknell
39. 1 Nov 2021
18:09
Custom Shelving

If you require a custom shelf to be made, I can make it for you. Typically it would be a painted finish. You just pay for materials plus 20 Bricks per hour.

20
40. 14 Nov 2015
12:27
Danish translation

Translating from/into Danish

B20
Bracknell
41. 24 Nov 2021
18:39
Decluttering, tip trips

I'm offering tip trips, one-off jobs. 

I support decluttering, but not procrastinating. 

B20
Bracknell
42. 5 Dec 2018
22:31
Dementia Mats/Twiddle Muffs

Happy to knit dementia mats. They take about an hour with the sewing on with items included. I have plenty of wool and a few items to sew on them. Happy to sew on safe items that you might want to supply. Can be geared toward male or female.

I also make twiddle muffs if required but they are more time consuming so would be 60 bricks BUT I provide everything!!!

20 per hour
Bracknell
43. 22 Feb 2019
09:15
Dick Francis books 2

Some hardbacks rest paperbacks ranging from vgc to acceptable.

3Bricks each

B3
Bracknell
44. 14 Nov 2015
16:49
Do you know a Member who may need a little helping hand?

The Helping Hand Fund was set up to keep some Bricks aside to help Members who may, for example, have become ill and would benefit by being given some extra Bricks so that they could access Members offering a little additional help.

If you know if someone, please reply to this Offer and it will be considered by the Steering Group as soon as possible.

Thank you

ZERO!
45. 27 Mar 2021
07:48
Dog Walking

I walk my dog every day. Happy to walk others too

20
46. 20 Jul 2019
16:25
Dog walking

I am willing to walk labradors or small breeds, in the Lower Earley area. It would have to be a weekend as I work during the week.

20/hr
Lower Earley
47. 17 Jul 2018
13:54
Dog Walking

Walking your dog in Tilehurst

B10/hour
Tilehurst
48. 14 Nov 2015
13:29
Dog Walking / Sitting / House Sitting

Dog Walking / Sitting

I have a small dog of my own and love animals. Happy to sit / walk / cuddle your pets when you are away.

Rate can be agreed depending on time absent and amount of work involved.

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
49. 26 Nov 2021
11:19
Dog walking or sitting

I am happy to walk a dog, or look after it while you are away.

B20
Caversham
50. 27 May 2021
17:10
Driving

I am happy to travel to Gatwick or Heathrow, as examples.

20. + petrol
51. 3 Jun 2018
17:58
Driving (within Reading)

I can offer lifts within central Reading e.g. to hospital appointments. N.B. car will only take one passenger. Petrol contribution at normal LETS rate.

20 B/hour
Reading
52. 16 Aug 2021
22:06
Eating apples (no windfalls)

Small. Probably Cox's Orange Pippin.

Can bring to Foxes Den or Reading Meet and Greet.

Or possibly deliver within Reading.

4 Per kilo
Reading
53. 12 Jun 2018
08:20
EFT

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Release any unwanted emotions, trauma and phobias, reprogramme your thinking, and much more.

20
Reading
54. 14 Nov 2015
12:54
Event Management

Developing event ideas and organising. Wedding planning. Fundraising thorough running quiz nights - writing and presenting.

B20
Bracknell
55. 31 May 2021
12:06
Experienced Seamstress

Previous experience as seamstress at Jackson's until closure of shop.

I now work from home. Am able to do basic tailoring of clothes. 

Such as Jackets, school uniforms.

Also some upholstery work. Ask me ! 

50/ hour
Earley
56. 14 Nov 2015
12:18
Feeding or visiting pets

Happy to visit or feed pets including: cats, dogs, birds,rabbits,small caged pets, reptiles, chickens and horses

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
57. 29 Nov 2021
16:57
Filing Cabinet.

Wooden Filing Cabinet, 2 top draws .16cm, 1big draw 38cm,

Over all 41cm wide, 75cm, long, 71 high,

Good as news,

B15
Reading
58. 10 Aug 2021
10:15
Filing Cabinets and Desk

I have 2 x 2-Drawer Metal Fililng Cabinets in great condition, don't think I have keys though.  10 Br each.  Buyer collects

ALSO - wood desk, 6' long.  1 narrow & 1 filing drawer one end, 3 narrow drawers other end.  10 Br. Buyer collects.  Sorry no picture. Ideal for office, sewing room, workshop ....


Bracknell
59. 17 Oct 2021
10:17
Financial Wellbeing & Financial Health Check

Independent whole of market mortgage broker and protection insurance adviser. Able to discuss financial wellbeing and financial health checks.

20
Binfield
60. 14 Nov 2015
15:35
Finding cheap deals

I am very good at finding cheap deals and also booking and putting together great holidays - ie 3 weeks in Alaska, and SF incl a week's cruise with most trips included in June came in at £2,700 each - 2 weeks prebooked through travel agent for similar was over £3,000.

B20
Bracknell
61. 14 Nov 2015
15:38
Finding items on Freegle

If you have a want and don't want to pay for it then I'm happy to try and find what you want as I am often on Freegle.

Bricks to paid only if successful

Happy to pick up as long as the item fits in a Ford Mondeo (and that fits large items) for an extra 5 bricks plus petrol.

B20
Bracknell
62. 1 Nov 2021
18:09
Fix Or Build Computers

I can fix computer problems. I can build you a computer (if you purchase the parts). I can fix computers (You purchase replacement parts if required). I can advise you on a suitable computer if you aren't sure what you need. I only deal with Windows computers though, so if you want help with an Apple computer, I'm afraid I can't assist.

20
63. 14 Nov 2015
16:29
Fixing: Electrical, Electronics, Small Mechanical

I have good facilities for electronics and small mechanical repairs as well as a fairly serious metalwork workshop including MIG welders and Plasma Cutter with good stocks of scrap materials.

B20
Bracknell
64. 3 Nov 2021
19:07
French conversation

With a native speaker.

I'm not a tutor, nor know how to teach French, but happy to chat in French with anyone wanting to practice or maintain their French.

B20
Binfield
65. 14 Nov 2015
16:38
French translation

Not so much tuition as translation.

B20
Bracknell
66. 10 Jun 2018
15:40
Fruit And Vegetables

Fruit and veg from my (mostly organic) allotment and garden. Surplus produce in season - will be advertised. Buyer to collect from 202 Shinfield Road, RG2 7DU please, or arrange courier transport to Bracknell.

Parsnips, pumpkin whole or slices.

Please let me know what you would like and the amount and when you will collect, when ordering, so that I can arrange to pick and leave out what you need. I'll need a bit of notice to go to the allotment as I don't go every day. Thanks.

Negotiable
Reading
67. 12 Apr 2019
20:14
Gardening

Happy to help with gardening tasks, basic advice and labouring. South, central or east Reading area.

20/hour
Reading
68. 5 Jun 2018
15:10
Gardening

General gardening tasks

20/hr
Reading
69. 4 Sep 2021
12:14
Gardening help - Reading area

I can weed, cut back overgrowth, dig (for very limited period!) etc - experienced. I am a novice on growing and tending plants.

20Br/hr
Tilehurst
70. 14 Nov 2015
16:40
General Handyman

No job too small! Will undertake most household DIY jobs.

20 + materials
Bracknell
71. 14 Nov 2015
12:16
General tidying help

Happy to help sorting & clearing rooms, garage, shed. No heavy lifting though.

B20
Bracknell
72. 8 Sep 2018
07:17
Ginger cakes small or large

A choice of 12x12cm or 24 cm diameter ginger cake. Suitable for vegetarians and made with free range eggs, and real root or stem ginger. I can also make this dairy free by using soya milk and non dairy spread.

Price depends on up to date prices of ingredients but small will be approximately 90p and large £1.60 plus approximately 6-8 bricks for each cake. I use good quality ingredients and can also make gluten free but will need some notice for this.

Courier trading possible i.e. Cake being transported to Reading area where you either pick up or have it delivered within reason with extra bricks for courier.

I can also send this as a gift for friends and relatives. Will come with a raffia tie and printed message from you. You just pay for ingredients and exact 1st class postage. Ideal birthday, Christmas or just 'Thank you' gift.

6-8
Bracknell
73. 10 Jun 2018
15:40
Good Neighbour

Happy to help with house, pet or plant minding etc, or general labour / help locally, south/central/east Reading.

20/hr
Reading
74. 8 Aug 2019
09:30
Good neighbour (Tilehurst area)

Watering plants, taking in parcels.

B20
Reading
75. 18 Jun 2018
18:25
Good Neighbourhood

I'm happy to water your plants if you are on holiday or receive parcels for you.

20
Reading
76. 14 Nov 2015
12:50
Granny sitting

Granny sitting

B20
Bracknell
77. 9 May 2021
21:12
Granny sitting/ dementia care

Happy to visit or chat with an elderly person

B20
Binfield
78. 4 Sep 2018
06:54
Hand made hanging toilet roll holder

This can take up to 4 spare toilet rolls and can be hung on a hook in the bathroom/cloakroom. It is made from a new offcut of owl fabric so no cost for materials. Just 10 bricks for time taken.

B10
Bracknell
79. 14 Nov 2015
15:50
Handyman

Handyman, putting up shelves, fences, sheds, Shifting stuff.

B20
Bracknell
80. 25 Apr 2021
09:25
Hazelnut plants

I have at least three plants available. They thrive in the shade, happy on the North side of your house. They don't mind the type of soil and survive well in both dry and wet conditions. Rooted already, so can be planted any time. They produce edible nuts, when mature.

5 B each
Reading
81. 24 Dec 2020
08:54
Help and advice buying computing equipment

Can help you decide what to buy based on your actual anticipated needs. Able to advice suitable equipments and where to buy to save you money.

B20
Reading
82. 18 Jun 2018
18:25
Help In Garden

I am a good weeder or I can help to do jobs together

20
Reading
83. 10 Nov 2021
20:40
Help in your Garden,

I can help you in your Garden, just say whats needs  to be done,

20 Bricks hour,
Reading
84. 24 Dec 2020
08:59
Help with MS Office or Libre Office software

Help setting up or teaching how to use Excel spreadsheets or Word editing with Word or Libre Office. Can come to your place in Earley/Woodley/Shinfield areas. or over the phone

B20
Reading
85. 26 Nov 2021
11:17
Helping Hand

I am happy to collect prescriptions, help out in a neighbourly way in Emmer Green/Caversham area.

20B
Caversham
86. 17 Oct 2021
16:44
Helping Hand

I can offer a helping hand.

picking up prescriptions locally, posting small items at the post office etc

B20
Binfield
87. 14 Nov 2015
12:25
Helping hand / odd jobs

Helping hand given or odd jobs.

B20
Bracknell
88. 14 Nov 2015
17:00
Helping hands

Happy to help.

B20
Bracknell
89. 14 Nov 2015
16:36
Helping hands

Happy to help you.

B20
Bracknell
90. 13 Jul 2018
20:39
Hire of colourful decoration for parties

I'm updating this offer of mine as a wish for the days when we'll be allowed to hold parties again. My decoration can be hung like bunting in the house or in the open air. You can hire it to add a festive mood to your event. Very ecological!! No need to buy new stuff that you use only once and soon throw away. It can be adapted as for colours and length. Makes you feel good, virtuous and cheerful.

To be agreed, but very, very reasonable
Reading
91. 4 Oct 2020
11:44
Hire of Hot Air Gun

B10
Bracknell
92. 4 Oct 2020
11:19
Hire of Staple Gun

Staple gun, suitable for upholstery.

B10
Bracknell
93. 14 Nov 2015
16:06
Holiday plant care

I can take care of your plants whilst you're away.

B20
Bracknell
94. 12 Aug 2020
08:48
Home cooked food

I can cook you a slow-cooker or Instant Pot full of food to eat 'now' or stock your freezer. The slow cooker usually makes 6-8 portions, the Instant Pot is a bit smaller and will usually make 4 portions.

Example dishes, Beef Bourguignon, Pork or Chicken Paprikash, Vegetable Casserole, Chilli Con Carne or Vegetarian Chilli, Jollof Rice (vegetarian or with chicken), Ratatouille, Lentil & Carrot Soup.

You can provide containers or will need to return mine.

Usually this requires about 1hr effort so 20Br, plus cost of ingredients.

20Br/hr
Reading
95. 12 Aug 2020
07:56
Home cooked food

I can cook you a slow-cooker or Instant Pot full of food to eat 'now' or stock your freezer. The slow cooker usually makes 6-8 portions, the Instant Pot is a bit smaller and will usually make 4 portions.

Example dishes, Beef Bourguignon, Pork or Chicken Paprikash, Vegetable Casserole, Chilli Con Carne or Vegetarian Chilli, Jollof Rice (vegetarian or with chicken), Ratatouille, Lentil & Carrot Soup.

You can provide containers or will need to return mine.

Usually this requires about 1hr effort so 20Br, plus cost of ingredients.

20 B/hour
Reading
96. 5 Jul 2019
17:11
Hot Tray and Rice Cooker hire

If you are holding a party or other gathering where you will be serving food, and you need additional equipment, I have a couple of items that you might like to hire for Bricks.

I have an electric hot tray/hostess tray. B20 per day. I do ask for a £40 returnable deposit in case it gets broken or not returned.

I also have a rice cooker/multi cooker. The main function is to cook and keep rice warm, but it can also be used as a slow cooker or a steamer. Again B20 per day, and for this I need a £60 returnable deposit in case it is broken or not returned.

B20 per day borrowed.
Reading
97. 14 Nov 2015
13:13
House Sitting

House sitting

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
98. 23 Aug 2019
07:36
IPhone and iPad help

We use our smartphones and tablets every day, but do we use them fully?

I am a long time iPhone and iPad user, and have learned a number of extra features. Did you know the camera now has text recognition? Did you know you can use the Notes app as a document scanner? Did you know you can stop your phone disturbing you while driving, and even send a message to the caller? Did you know a really easy way to call the emergency services, even with the phone hidden in your pocket?

I can help you get more familiar with your iPhone or iPad and get it set up the way you want it to work.

20/hr
Reading
99. 14 Nov 2015
16:35
Ironing

Small batches only.

B20
Bracknell
100. 26 Nov 2021
10:39
Italian Conversation

I am happy to help with conversation, grammar, etc.

B20
Caversham
101. 19 Aug 2018
20:25
Italian language

Online conversation is one of the few LETS activities that can be done even during lockdown! As a native Italian speaker I can offer help in various ways: conversation, language practice, translation, information. I have helped in the past a LETS member to communicate with Italian people in Italy, unable to speak English.

Br 20
Reading
102. 4 Sep 2021
12:23
Jet-washing patio areas and/or garden furniture - Reading area

Jetwashing patios, steps, or garden furniture is really effective I find at getting them clean without needing to use chemicals, and can give a real uplift to the look. Not suitable I think for decking or wooden furniture.

Needs a tap that hose attachment will fit to and electric socket to plug jet wash into - I have electric extension lead and long hose

Slightly higher hourly rate because I'll provide the jetwash and hose.

25R/hr
Tilehurst
103. 6 Aug 2018
05:07
Jewellery restringing

If you have a necklace or bracelet that has broken, and want the beads restrung, I can do this for you using silk beading thread, jewellery wire or jewellery elastic. I can also remake 'strung' or 'dangle' earrings using head pins and ear wires.

I'm afraid I do not undertake metalwork/soldering.

Bricks depending on time taken, plus the cost of any materials used.

20/hr
Reading
104. 11 Apr 2016
09:58
Kitchen Planning Service

I am an experienced Kitchen Planner and can give you advice and help plan your new kitchen. My Service includes advice on appliances, kitchen units, how to keep the cost down, and a plan of your kitchen.

Petrol allowance for visiting your home to measure up and discuss your ideas for one hour. Additional time @ 20 bricks per hour. A second meeting may be required. The final plan will then be provided as a drawing on A3 paper.

B60
Bracknell
105. 11 Feb 2020
11:07
Knife Sharpening Service

Knife Sharpening Service

I can sharpen your kitchen knives, however I cannot sharpen serrated blades.

A dull blade is actually more dangerous to use than one that is sharp. Here's why: A dull blade requires more pressure to cut, increasing the chance that the knife will slip with great force behind it. A sharp knife "bites" the surface more readily. 

 

Lawn Mower blades can also be sharpened and balanced.

It’s recommended that you sharpen the blade of your lawnmower at least once a year.

Dull blades will roughly rip through grass, leaving behind raggedly torn tips on the ends of the individual grass blades. And that can cause the grass to turn brown and leave your lawn more susceptible to disease and pests. Sharp blades, on the other hand, cut grass quickly and cleanly, resulting in a neatly trimmed, healthier lawn.

20/hour
Reading
106. 2 Jun 2018
14:35
Knitting Construction

If you love knitting but hate sewing together, I can do the sewing up for you. You will need to provide the yarn for doing the sewing as well as the garment pieces.

I am an experienced knitter, having constructed garments for myself for many years.

20 b/hour
Reading
107. 3 Jun 2018
18:02
Knitting, crochet and sewing lessons

I can teach adults to knit or help with more advanced knitting techniques. I can also teach crochet, but cannot cover advanced techniques.

I have taught both topics for New Directions Reading, so have put many knitters and crocheters into the world.

Also, as a dressmaker of many years experience, I can teach adults to sew, to set up their sewing machine and use it, prepare, adjust & make up patterns, and make use of various sewing techniques. I have taught this subject for New Directions Reading, and have also acted as 'verifier' for the City & Guilds Fashion Diploma.

20 B/hour
Reading
108. 10 Aug 2021
10:23
Large Solid Bed Settee

FREE - to be collected ,  heavy

This is a solid bed settee, not  futon.   Settee is 6'6" wide,  36" deep and 34" high (approx). When opened, bed (well sprung) is 4'6" wide.  

Sorry no photo, best to see for yourself, Binfield.  Would like moved asap.


Bracknell
109. 11 Feb 2020
11:11
Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

I can sharpen your lawnmower blades.

It’s recommended that you sharpen the blade of your lawnmower at least once a year.

Dull blades will roughly rip through grass, leaving behind raggedly torn tips on the ends of the individual grass blades. And that can cause the grass to turn brown and leave your lawn more susceptible to disease and pests. Sharp blades, on the other hand, cut grass quickly and cleanly, resulting in a neatly trimmed, healthier lawn.

I can also sharpen kitchen knives.

20/hour
Reading
110. 20 Jul 2019
16:23
Lawn Mowing

RG6 and RG2

I am available at weekends

20/hr
Lower Earley
111. 29 Nov 2017
22:43
Leaf blower/vacuum

bosch leaf blower/vacuum that shreds leaves that are collected

20 bricks a day or 20 bricks per hour if you want my services as well

easy to use

B20
Bracknell
112. 4 Sep 2018
06:45
LEGO key ring holder and key rings

This can be screwed to the wall and the the Lego keyrings can simply click onto the hexagonal baseplate. As LEGO is very expensive, the costs are £1.50 and 10 bricks for time making it. Ideal Christmas gift.

B20
Bracknell
113. 3 Nov 2021
19:05
Life Coaching

Life coaching is for everyone. It’s about giving a person a safe space to think about whatever is on their mind. It can also help clarifying goals and figuring out how to reach them, how to remove blocks. It can also be about getting to know yourself better, becoming more aware of what makes you happy, about what you want in life. Giving someone your full attention and letting them speak without interrupting them is a rare thing people don’t get in normal social situations. We have very busy lives with no time to stop and just think through things.

I would say that for adults, I’m happy to talk to anyone willing. For young people, there are some safeguarding and confidentiality elements that I need to cover with both the parents and the minor, but again if there is a need I will consider it carefully directly with the people interested by this service.

I adapt to what the person needs and sometimes a good coaching session is just about listening in a very caring way with no judgment and it’s all the person might need.

B20
Binfield
114. 17 Oct 2021
16:42
Lifts

I can offer local lifts within Binfield/Bracknell area

B20
Binfield
115. 5 Jan 2020
20:55
Lifts

I have some availability to offer lifts on Thursdays and Fridays. perhaps you need a lift from a garage or MOT centre? Hospital lift?

Mileage 25p/mile. Bricks 20/hour.

20 per hour
Bracknell
116. 14 Nov 2015
17:07
Lifts

To hospital, to Heathrow, Blackwater station for Gatwick. Other by negotiation.

20 + fuel
Bracknell
117. 14 Nov 2015
16:44
Lifts

Lifts to doctors or hospital, etc.

20 + fuel
Bracknell
118. 14 Nov 2015
16:07
Lifts

Anything considered so please ask.

20 + fuel
Bracknell
119. 14 Nov 2015
15:52
Lifts

Lifts to hospitals, airports etc.

Costs to be agreed beforehand.

20 + fuel
Bracknell
120. 28 Sep 2021
16:22
Lifts from Binfield and surrounding areas

Happy to gift lifts from Binfield and surrounding ares. 20B per hour + petrol

20B per hour
Binfield
121. 24 Dec 2020
08:57
Lifts in the RG6 area excluding fuel

Can offer lifts locally (earley/Whittley Wood/Woodley/South Reading areas)

Ocasionally further afield (eg. Oxford or Wokingham hospitals)

Excludes cost of fuel

B20
Reading
122. 4 Oct 2020
11:17
Lifts- local area

Happy to give lifts up to 12 miles from Bracknell.

B20
Bracknell
123. 1 Jul 2021
15:43
Light fruit cake

I have tried this cake recently and it was certainly a winner and especially good for those who don't like a very 'fruity' cake. 

it also freezes very well. Top tip ( in some places you get £10 for having a Top Tip printed) cut it into slices before freezing to be able to get a couple out when you want rather than having to defrost the whole cake.

bricks for time £ for ingredients 


Bracknell
124. 14 Nov 2015
12:15
Light gardening

Happy to offer light gardening no heavy digging.

B20
Bracknell
125. 1 Nov 2018
17:30
Light housework or internal decorating in RG6 Rg2 areas

Light housework

B20
Reading
126. 6 Aug 2018
19:06
Lip Reading Classes

Basic lip reading classes for the hard of hearing.

I am not qualified as a teacher but have experience and teaching skills.

B20
Tilehust
127. 28 May 2021
06:14
Loan Of Tents

We have a number of tents ranging from small 2 man tents to family sized 6 man tents. No festivals please. Rate is per day.

20
Harmans Water
128. 28 May 2021
06:14
Loan Of Various Garden Machines

Garden shredder, rotavator, strimmer etc Rate shown is per

20
Harmans Water
129. 24 Dec 2020
09:02
Local food shoppingor delivery RG6 area

Can help with shopping or picking up parcels from supermarket or other pick up points

B20
Reading
130. 12 Nov 2018
23:23
Local post and parcel office collections

I’m 5 minutes from the Bracknell’s parcel collection and close to 2 post offices. Can help with local parcels and letter posting and collections. Also, as I’m free during working hours, working/busy people can drop things round to my home for posting. Fuel costs reimbursed please if travel is more than a few minutes.

20bph
Bracknell
131. 14 Nov 2015
12:53
Marketing Advice

Happy to discuss plans, add creative solutions and recommendations for action. Material design and print.

B20
Bracknell
132. 27 Mar 2021
07:48
Massage

I do Swedish body massage

20
133. 6 Sep 2019
15:42
Massage

I have been a massage therapist since 1981, and have trained in various modalities. I can offer back massage, body massage acupressure, Indian Head massage, face massage, foot massage, hand massage.

20 per hour
Bracknell
134. 12 Aug 2021
13:49
Memory bear or cushions from treasured clothes.

I recently made a memory bear for a little girl in my great-niece’s class who moved away. The bear was made out of her school uniform. I’m offering to make this bear for bricks plus the cost of items such as interfacing and eyes etc. I’m also happy to make other keepsake items such as cushions, hearts etc out of materials provided, usually loved one’s clothes. I’m open to suggestions.
20 bricks an hour but could be negotiated

B20
135. 5 Jun 2018
15:10
Minor DIY

Minor DIY tasks around house and garden

20 /hr
Reading
136. 22 Aug 2021
11:21
Mushroom finding and identification walk

I would like to offer people to learn about mushrooms, how to find them and how to ID them safely. I will walk with you either on the weekend or in the afternoon. I walk in Swinley. I also need a bit of heads up time to arrange a time and day

2/walk/person
137. 14 Nov 2015
15:55
Orra loon...

... or Jack of all Trades in English

Weeding, grass cutting, planting, pruning etc

B20
Bracknell
138. 9 Jun 2018
07:31
Parcel Acceptance

I'm freelance and often work from home. I would be happy to receive parcels on behalf of LETS members, if they are directed to my address. I can then either drop it off to you or arrange a time for you to collect it from me.

10 Bricks if you collect from me

20 Bricks if I drop off to you


Reading
139. 14 Nov 2015
15:36
Parcel acceptance / waiting in for workmen

I work shifts days/nights and I am in in the day quite often so able to accept parcel deliveries/be at your home to let workmen in (once met and verified of course)

B20
Bracknell
140. 14 Nov 2015
16:43
Person or baby sitting

  • Help with care after hospitalisation.
  • Babysitting

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
141. 14 Nov 2015
17:01
Pet care

Pet care/help/dog walking

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
142. 14 Nov 2015
16:41
Pet feeding

We will come and feed (and cuddle) your moggy/s, rabbits, hamsters etc.

To be agreed in advance
Bracknell
143. 14 Nov 2015
12:24
Pet feeding, sitting or walking

Pet feeding, sitting or walking

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
144. 9 May 2021
21:10
Pet sitting /feeding

Happy to do short term animal feeding.

B20
Binfield
145. 9 Jun 2018
07:31
Plant Sitting

If you have lots of house plants or delicate outdoor ones and are worried about leaving them untended while you're away, I would be happy to pop in and water them on your behalf.

Negotiable
Reading
146. 26 Nov 2021
10:39
Portugese

I am happy to help with translation, conversation, grammar etc.

B20
Caversham
147. 1 May 2019
09:24
Preventative Car Maintenance

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your car happy and save money on repairs in the future.



I can carry out preventative car maintenance procedures such as:

Power Steering Fluid Flush – keeps your power steering pump and rack in tip-top condition

This is not normally carried out during your annual service, but it is recommended to keep you car in good conidtion and prevent expensive bills down the line.

Lubricating locks and hinges – prevents doors and locks from getting stuck leaving you stranded

Fluid level and condition checks - low fluid levels or worn out fluids can cause serious damage to your car

Tyre Pressure checks with a professional calibrated guage -incorrect tyre pressure can cause increased fuel costs or even worse a tyre to explode at high speed!

Tyre Tread depth - tyre tread depth is critical for safety, worn out tyres can cause skidding in wet weather or tyres to explode in hot weather. On the other hand some less scrupulous garages will say your tyres will need changing when they dont to sell you new tyres, I can give you an independant evaluation.

And more

B20
Reading
148. 14 Nov 2015
12:53
Public Speaking

Happy to present to individuals or groups on behalf of others. Develop presentations / script. Previously been MC at weddings.

B20
Bracknell
149. 1 Nov 2021
18:09
Put Together Flat-pack Furniture

If you have bought some flat-pack furniture and are not able to put it together feel free to give me a call

20
150. 14 Nov 2015
16:05
Receive deliveries

I can receive your deliveries at my home or at your home if they are large.

B20
Bracknell
151. 18 Jun 2018
18:28
Receive parcels for you

Happy to receive a parcel for you.

B20
Reading
152. 29 Dec 2016
09:51
Reciting Poetry And Prose - Occasion Entertainment

Do you have a special occasion? I am a local amateur actress and enjoy

20
Bracknell
153. 27 Mar 2021
07:48
Reiki Healing

I do reiki healing. Can do distance healing

20
154. 14 Nov 2015
13:13
Reiki/Master

Reiki/Working with People and animal

B20
Bracknell
155. 14 Nov 2015
12:28
Returning library books

Returning library books for you.

B20
Bracknell
156. 10 Aug 2021
08:54
Sack trolley

Sack trolley for use by anyone. To be collected and returned to Viv Rimmer


Reading
157. 24 Dec 2020
09:21
Save you money buying online

Can advise and guide you on how to save money if you buy online goods or services such as insurance/travel/energy online etc.

Handholding or showing you how to and how to avoid pitfalls

B20
Reading
158. 3 Jun 2018
17:56
Scanning documents and pictures

I have a scanner attached to my computer, and can scan documents (up to A4 size), photographs, etc. for emailing or saving on CD or memory stick (you provide). I can also do minor edits using Photoshop Elements (adjusting colour balance, 'healing' monor scratches, removing background, etc.).

I have scanned larger documents in 2 or 3 parts and merged them, but probably not suitable for higher resolution requirements.

The Bricks cost will depend on how long I need to sit at my computer doing the work.

20 B/hour
Reading
159. 29 Sep 2019
16:00
Secretarial Skills on Offer

I am a trained secretary so happy to PA for someone, type reports/letters, arrange your diary, filing etc.

10 per hour
Tilehurst
160. 26 Aug 2021
00:36
Seeds collected from flowering plants in our garden.

Aquilegia (colours not noted, so a surprise) Envelope with about 5 seed heads 2B. Plants were thriving in various sites: Full sun through to quite shady under oak tree. Will self-seed well.

Welsh poppy, hardy (yellow) . Envelope with about 5 seed heads 2B. Full sun or partial shade.

2B for about 5 seed heads
Reading
161. 27 May 2021
17:10
Sewing

I can make curtains, cushion covers etc and alter clothes

20
162. 2 Jun 2018
14:35
Sewing and Knitting Support

I can support home dressmakers, providing advice, guidance, fitting and sewing lessons.

I can also help knitters understand patterns, troubleshoot problems, and adapt patterns to their measurements.

I worked as a tutor at New Directions Reading for several years, teaching both sewing and knitting.

20B
Reading
163. 14 Nov 2015
13:31
Sewing including alterations, shortening trousers, dresses, skirts etc and curtains

I have a good Sewing Machine and can offer taking up hems on trousers, dresses, skirts etc. As well as sewing curtains, cushions etc.

Bricks will depend on time it takes to do alterations. Plus cost of thread, buttons, zip etc or you can provide.

20 + materials
Bracknell
164. 10 Nov 2021
19:20
Sewing,

I can Alter,  most things, Cloths, Bags and Curtains,  Cushion,  Beans Bags,

20 Bricks hour +any materials,
Reading
165. 14 Jan 2020
11:46
Sewing/mending

I am happy to take on small sewing/mending jobs.  No big alteration projects (currently).  I run the teddy bear clinic at The Foxes' Den and have been sewing for years, with my own embroidery machine and overlocker... happy to look at fixing zips, tears etc...

B20
Binfield
166. 27 May 2021
17:10
Shopping

Anything from picking up a prescription to weekly shops.

20
167. 9 May 2021
21:09
Shopping

Happy to do shopping for you.

B20
Binfield
168. 5 Jan 2020
20:45
Shopping - Aldi, Waitrose

I visit Aldi and Waitrose in both Wokingham and Bracknell. You maybe don't need a full shop and home delivery but if you need shopping for specific products from these stores, please contact me. Bricks 5 - 10 bricks per supermarket trip depending on time spent,. If you live on my way home, no petrol charge, otherwise a mileage charge or I can deliver to a Bracknell based meeting.

Lesley

5 per trip
Bracknell
169. 9 Jun 2018
07:31
Simple Clothes Mending

I'm not an expert seamstress but am quite handy at mending clothes, eg almost invisibly sewing up small holes, repairing unravelled hems and neatly patching holes in jeans.

20 /hour
Reading
170. 5 Jan 2020
21:44
Slow Cooker

Large slow cooker

Good for batch cooking for the Freezer

20 per day
Lower Earley
171. 18 Oct 2021
17:42
Small van that can transport white goods or furniture items

B20
Binfield
172. 28 Feb 2020
11:45
Spanish

I can help with translations, communications/calls, certain tutoring, etc

20/h
Bracknell
173. 26 Nov 2021
10:39
Spanish Conversation, Tuition, Translation

I am happy to help with conversation, translation, grammar or tuition. I am a native speaker.

B20
Caversham
174. 13 Oct 2019
16:54
Spotlights

3 Hallogen Eco Spotlights. G10. Dimmable uses from 28 W to 34 W 190 Lumens. All in original packegeing. Never opened.

B10
Lower Earley
175. 1 Nov 2019
16:18
Storage shelves

storage shelves, suitable for shed or garage..15 bricks
Height 47" 120 cms
Width 48" 121 cms
Depth 21" 54 cms

B15
Bracknell
176. 1 Nov 2019
16:20
Storage shelves (b)

Storage shelves, suitable for shed or garage 15 bricks
Height 68" 173 cms
Width 30" 76 cms
Depth 12.5" 32 cms

Contact me
Bracknell
177. 10 Feb 2017
22:21
Talks

Talks on various subjects: several aspects local history, Namibia, others poss.

B40 (neg cash if outside LETS)
Bracknell
178. 27 Oct 2020
09:59
Theatre skills

I have experience in directing, writing, acting. I can coach in all of those


Tilehust
179. 15 Aug 2020
16:59
Toddlers Books FREE

Toddler books for FREE

2
Lower Earley
180. 14 Nov 2015
15:51
Tool hire

Tool hire, ask me if I have got it.

20 or agreed in advance for longer periods
Bracknell
181. 14 Jun 2018
21:26
Transport (based In Tilehurst, Reading)

Lifts offered most times. Bricks + 30p per mile

20
Reading
182. 4 Dec 2021
03:20
Transport to venue

Lifts offered to/from appointments, shopping, hospital, Heathrow airporrt, station, theatre etc.  Fuel cost based on milage.

20/Hr + Fuel
Reading
183. 6 Aug 2019
13:02
Tree pruning

Small tree pruning, including fruit trees.

B20/hr
Reading
184. 22 Jun 2021
06:46
Tutoring

I am a Study Skills Support Tutor at a local uni and can help young people develop a range of necessary skills

20
Earley
185. 22 Jun 2021
06:46
Tutoring - Primary Pupils

I can tutor primary school children who need extra help with basic skills. (I am a dyslexia specialist)

20
Earley
186. 14 Nov 2015
12:26
Typing / Word processing letters

Typing / Word processing letters

B20
Bracknell
187. 2 Jun 2021
17:44
Various garden plants available for Bricks

Plants that flowered this spring: One sizeable plant in pot: , violets (3B), primroses (4B) bluebells (in the green, cMay 2022, 4B), snowdrops (5 bulbs in the green, c Feb 2022). Hardy geraniums (pink) 5B. These all flourish in shade or semi shade in our garden, and in those of family and friends to whom we've given some, and spread very well.

Various: Email me.
Reading
188. 4 Aug 2018
11:06
Voice Work

Basic singing technique, speaking clearly and confidently, public speaking. Group or individual tuition provided. High skill level.

20
Tilehust
189. 14 Nov 2015
16:32
Waiting for deliveries

Happy to wait in for your deliveries.

B20
Bracknell
190. 14 Nov 2015
16:09
Waiting for deliveries

Happy to take delivery of your parcel.

B20
Bracknell
191. 15 Aug 2020
17:01
Wall Hanging

Small wall hanging

1 Bricks
Lower Earley
192. 4 Oct 2020
11:21
Wall paper stripper for hire

B10
Bracknell
193. 9 Mar 2020
09:33
Watch battery replacement/watch link removal

I can replace battery or remove/add links to most watches. If replacing battteries, I will appreciate if I could get the cost of the battery which is around 20-30p. 

B5
Bracknell
194. 18 Jun 2018
18:25
Watering plants when you are away

Happy to water when you are away

20
Reading
195. 4 Sep 2021
12:25
Watering plants while you're away - reasonably close to Tilehurst, Reading

Plus anything else needed while you're away - except pet care.

20R/hr
Tilehurst
196. 14 Nov 2015
16:25
Wheelbarrow for hire

Wheelbarrow for hire

20 per day
Bracknell
197. 25 Jul 2021
16:12
Which Magazines From June 2019

Hello

I subscribe to Which Magazine and have hard copies of each edition since June 2019 - I am offering the loan of these magazines - one or many - for a fixed period.

Also, I can carry out research for you on any given topic featured by Which.

3 bricks per magazine

5 bricks per hour for research

3 per magazine
Tilehurst
198. 22 Oct 2021
12:45
Wine glasses

2 largeish wine glasses. Would suit anyone who wants to avoid the time and effort of refilling their glass frequently ;-) Collection from South Reading please. Photo on request as I was not able to upload one!


Reading
199. 22 Aug 2018
07:24
Yarn winding

Do you sometimes buy yarn in skeins, and have to wind it into balls before you can knit with it? Do you have to find someone willing to hold the skeins then spend a tedious time winding each ball by hand, making your (and their) shoulders ache? I have a yarn 'swift' and ball winder and can wind the skeins into neat 'yarn cakes' for you. Let me know in advance and I can bring them to a First Wednesday meeting or Meet & Greet, or bring the skein to a meeting or my house.

Typically 4 Bricks per skein, unless the skein is a particularly large one which will take longer to wind, in which case I will tell you the Bricks before I start.

4 per skein
Reading