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  1. I was told by a distiller once that Famous Grouse is made by a blend from these two.
  2. There was one on Stoke Hill though.
  3. I remember that opening, it wasn't long before she died as I recall.
  4. There used to be a hairdresser in Bristol called Shaggers, (actually named after a dog) and their slogan was "have it off at Shaggers."
  5. Yes, I suppose I do. I might be wrong but sometimes it feels like that.
  6. At the risk of wandering somewhat off-topic from the OP one reason is that maybe the Government doesn't actually want people to be self-employed. They tightened up massively on the VAT flat rate scheme recently, and 'making tax digital' is likely to be a right pain in the *** for many people too.
  7. Good stuff Mungler. I've been self-employed since 2007 and apart from being (probably) unemployable by now, I'm happier by far. It's not for everyone but I for one am teaching my son that there is more than one way to go with working life. It doesn't always have to be GCSEs, A levels, and a degree (which the latter is going to cost you fifty large).
  8. Actually they can. It really depends on the circumstances, which we don't exactly know. For example, if someone has served under two years (therefore unable to claim ordinary unfair dismissal in a tribunal), and doesn't have any provision in their contract for consultation etc, then they can be let go on the spot, and paid their notice if there is a PILON clause in their contract.
  9. * Subject to length of service and / or what's in the contract. It could be that what they have done is perfectly lawful, or it might not be.
  10. Thunderbird

    Upstart Crow.

    I wanted to like it but I hated it. That god awful bloke doing a Ricky Gervais (who I cannot stand) impression made me want to spew. It could have been good, but it wasn't IMO. Agree that Peep Show is a classic.
  11. Ha ha, too true. Veganism is a first world luxury and at the extreme end can be pretty militant. I'm sure I read somewhere that on a 'life for life' basis, a vegan diet kills more living things due to the killing of pests to maintain crops. But that might be wrong.
  12. All you need to do to get the police to show up after a burglary (etc.) is to mention that you think you might be transgender and that you suspect it's a 'hate crime.'
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    I think you might have misunderstood my post, I wasn't harking back to any good old days and saying TV was better in the rosy past, it just strikes me that I thought (or perhaps hoped) that by now mainstream TV would be better than it actually is. Still, as I don't watch any of the stuff I'm on about it doesn't matter that much really.
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    I was just thinking the other day, if someone had told my 20-something year old self in the early 1990s that in 2018 the most popular shows on TV would be a baking programme, a ballroom dancing show, and programmes where people (who's mental health in more than a few cases is somewhat questionable) live in close quarters in artificial environments and are voted off by the public, I would have thought they'd run mad.
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