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    1. Felt like I'd been robbed.

      At an ice bar in London I paid about £22 for a refill on 2 glasses of champagne they did ask if I would like 2 new glasses at £8!! that was after paying about £30 to get in (with a drink) to be fair the glasses were made from the frozen tears of Jesus or the like. The mrs refused to eat her 'glass' when we had finished, unlike me!!!
    2. Painting a van

      A mate did his LR in Matt black NATO using a gloss roller. Looked ok actually.
    3. Double paragraph on forum

      Help!! Whenever I post or message every time I hit enter/return I get a new paragraph with a blank line in between instead of a new paragraph directly underneath Tried other browsers and mobile but still get the same. Other forums and such are ok. I am sure this occurred before but can't recall why - I have looked through the settings but can't find anything Any ideas?
    4. Travelling Distance to far?

      I used to do it a lot but it takes its toll, boredom and constant clock watching if there is a crash makes for a long day I used to drive in Monday, stay in digs, drive home Tuesday, stay Wednesday and Thursday then home Friday That made it a bit more bearable and meant i could have a decent kip or catch up on work if required so i could be free come knock off time Friday Its not just distance its the time to cover that distance - i used to be able to do Leeds to Birmingham Airport as quick as it was to do the Airport into the city!! For a year with a definite end date would probably make it easier thank a day in day out job until you decide to leave (or crash and kill yourself when you fall asleep) Like Zapp i do the walk to the station, train into London then the tube.... quicker than my old commute of 16 miles in the car (1 1/2 hours each way)
    5. Can't say Happy Christmas!

      I have worked with Muslim, Sikh and many other men and women who have come out on our Christmas Staff Dinners and sat in offices with Christmas decorations in and also have ended phone calls with have a good / merry Christmas, same as we have been invited to their celebrations, not once (that i am aware of) did anyone get offended by the others celebrations or decorations.
    6. Bye Bye Stamp Duty (Autumn Budget 2017)

      Who counts as a first-time buyer? Anyone who hasn't owned a property before anywhere in the world, whether bought or inherited. You also won't qualify for the discounted rates if you're buying to let – even if it's your first purchase. The property you're buying needs to be used as your main residence. I'm a first-time buyer but I'm buying with someone who isn't. Do we get the lower rates? If you're a first-time buyer jointly purchasing a home with a non first-time buyer, sadly you WON'T qualify for the first-time buyer rates. You both need to be first-time buyers.
    7. Bye Bye Stamp Duty (Autumn Budget 2017)

      It doesnt apply unless both (if a joint purchase) are first time buyers, i heard some people chatting in the pub one said he scrimped and bought himself a bedsit and paid stamp duty as it was above the threshold by a few k, now him and his mrs are buying a house together and he had already made the call, as he had held a property before they wernt eligible (it also applies if you have ever bought a property in the rest of the world, how anyone would know about a house abroad is another thing)
    8. Guy Martin WW1 Tank

      I remember setting up a stall and seeing a tank (it may not be a tank tank to those that know about these things but it had tracks and a gun) do a neural turn in one of the NEC exhibition halls..... there was a lot a screaming and builders hoarding brought in for it to drive on and use as a skid plate ..... made a mess of the floor
    9. Banks

      To be fair i think they are all much of a muchness. Unless you want something like a bundled account with the extras such as breakdown and the like i don't really see a great difference, i am with my bank because i have been for years... in no way is it 'loyalty' its just for my day to day needs they do the job and they still have a over the counter service should i still need it. I understand changing is simple now and requires little effort
    10. Help needed

      Is it a spiked washer Looks like a regular flat washer with spikes that stick up? I have seen them in a trade magazine used medically for bone based stuff
    11. Carpet Fitting

      Have you thought of carpet tiles? They look a bit utalitarian but a mate has them in a rented office space, when we put them down we used a small patch of carpet glue on each edging and threshold one to make lifting easy, doesnt seem to have any issues with them lifting from what i am aware and has a cleaning company in and they manage to Hoover (i assume on a low setting)
    12. Carpet Fitting

      If its a rental wouldn't it be up to the landlord to provide a suitable floor covering?
    13. For those of you not aware Amazon are now donating 0.5% of a purchase made as long as you log in through smile.amazon.co.uk this will give you the same store front and login but it activates your donation - you pick your charity at first log on and can change by clicking the tab. I personally picked one of the smaller charities, i am not sure how often the list (10 currently) changes. I haven't seen it advertised massively About AmazonSmile What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop atsmile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible. Can I use my existing amazon.co.uk account on smile.amazon.co.uk? Yes, you use the same account on amazon.co.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. How do I select a charitable organisation to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select a charitable organisation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation. Can I change my charity? Yes, you can change your charity any time. Once changed, your AmazonSmile purchases count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.co.uk on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.” What charities can I choose from? Currently, customers can select from 10 charities that are registered charities within the United Kingdom. We are planning on expanding to more charities in the future. How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, VAT, and service charges, and less any rebates, returns, and bad debt. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organisations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.
    14. Seat Covers

      On a side note Aldi had some seat covers in for £5 today - seem reasonable for the money