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  1. Is it a backtrack or is it a realisation that the...

    Is it a backtrack or is it a realisation that the original target was unachieveable? Would you prefer they said it will take until 2035 to get full-fibre coverage?
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    Sticky: Did you suck out her brains, like one does with a...

    Did you suck out her brains, like one does with a king prawn?
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    Sticky: Hurray! Tado is now working. They had to...

    Hurray! Tado is now working.

    They had to change something on the device configuration.
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    Sticky: Lunch was left overs from Monday's curry. I...

    Lunch was left overs from Monday's curry.

    I have moved out of my office so HWMBO can work from there this evening and the next two days. I might see if I can connect my work laptop to my new TV :D
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    I don't think there's a right or wrong length of...

    I don't think there's a right or wrong length of time to be in the same gig, although the longer you are there the harder it is to say you're not a permie.

    I tend to leave when I get bored,...
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    Definitely worth having a chat with them to...

    Definitely worth having a chat with them to understand on what basis the offer has been made and what evidence they will need to proceed.

    Also mention it to your broker and see if they can get you...
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    Oops, no. :o Swap the eek for blimey/crikey

    Oops, no. :o Swap the eek for blimey/crikey
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    I was dozing through some blathering on the radio...

    I was dozing through some blathering on the radio this morning and some opinion piece (not entirely sure due to dozing) said that it was unfair on the hospitality industry that they will have to stay...
  9. Keep all the evidence and the client's agreement...

    Keep all the evidence and the client's agreement that the role is outside. If they then change that in April, you'll want evidence as to how the role has changed such that it's become inside. I'd...
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    Sticky: What are people putting down the toilet that...

    What are people putting down the toilet that isn't a #1 or #2 (with paper)
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    I don't understand how Laura, who has not once...

    I don't understand how Laura, who has not once learnt from her mistakes throughout the entire series, made it to the final.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all. Overcast and dull but a...

    :wave:

    Morning all.

    Overcast and dull but a balmy 12 degrees at the moment. Forecast high is 13 and a 50% chance of rain this afternoon. Barometer down to 1010 mBar.

    First coffee being...
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    Sticky: I have done solo Christmasses before. I like them...

    I have done solo Christmasses before. I like them very much. Whilst I spend a lot of time alone normally, there's something special about that particular time. I think it's the satisfaction from...
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    Eek that's depressing. Maybe one day I'll bore...

    Eek that's depressing. Maybe one day I'll bore everyone with my own origin story.
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    He should have gotten them drunk first Drunk...

    He should have gotten them drunk first

    Drunk squirrel struggles to stand after eating fermented pears | Metro Video
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    I think that's cheaper than driving my car

    I think that's cheaper than driving my car
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    Sticky: My flat smells of Christmas cake. So delicious.

    My flat smells of Christmas cake. So delicious.
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    I called it wrong but not as wrong as Laura

    I called it wrong but not as wrong as Laura
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    Sticky: That sounds far too complicated, I'm sure no-one...

    That sounds far too complicated, I'm sure no-one will work that out.
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    Sticky: Goat curry and GBBO. Life is good :D

    Goat curry and GBBO.

    Life is good

    :D
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    Sticky: Christmas alone. Bliss!

    Christmas alone. Bliss!
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    And bank holidays

    And bank holidays
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    Considering most years the rail service grinds to...

    Considering most years the rail service grinds to a halt at Christmas for essential maintenance, what exactly will be running that is expected to be 'too busy'?
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    Nice to see that people are needed to contact the...

    Nice to see that people are needed to contact the gaelic-speaking dead in Scotland.
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    Sticky: An afternoon of tech issues...

    Tech issue 1 of 3:

    Idiot Tado isn't working still.

    Well, that does depend on your perspective of course. Heating on 24/7 and completely uncontrollable doesn't meet my idea of an MVP.

    HWMBO...
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    Sticky: Mumsnet is a reaction to that stupidity.

    Mumsnet is a reaction to that stupidity.
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    Sticky: Freshly baked croissant with jam and another...

    Freshly baked croissant with jam and another coffee had for breakfast.
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    You could at least copy/paste some of it for...

    You could at least copy/paste some of it for those of us who aren't subscribers (the google method isn't working, I wonder if they've done something to fix that?)
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    So... I know less than sweet FA about...

    So...

    I know less than sweet FA about pensions. I have one, someone calls me every now and then and recommends a rebalance of investments, the value is going up by more than the contributions so I...
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    £50 for a bottle of gin? Crikey. And it's not...

    £50 for a bottle of gin? Crikey.

    And it's not even a full sized bottle
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Dry out. Overcast with...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Dry out. Overcast with some wan sunshine. Currently 11 degrees and may reach 12. Unlikely to rain. Barometer down to 1020 mBar.

    First coffee has been drunk.

    I forgot to...
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    Sticky: Tado challenges continue. Waiting on a support...

    Tado challenges continue. Waiting on a support response.

    HWMBO made dinner for today and tomorrow as the Caribbean goat curry needs to fester in the fridge overnight.
  34. Ouch! The ending was dissastifying. I did...

    Ouch!

    The ending was dissastifying. I did wonder if there was a second page that I was missing a link to.
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    The site was fine first thing this morning after...

    The site was fine first thing this morning after seeing this in the Head For Points email. I don't fly long haul fancy class with BA as there's better airlines (or there were in the before time) for...
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    Sticky: Having thought on this I suspect the logic used...

    Having thought on this I suspect the logic used here was, "I am on my own, so therefore I am isolating" whilst completely missing the point of what self-isolation actually entails.
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    Sticky: Tado is now synced. Turns out I shouldn't have...

    Tado is now synced. Turns out I shouldn't have expected the webpage to refresh as it stepped me through the set up procedure. I'm supposed to cancel out of that, and check the devices against my...
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    Sticky: The Tado sent by my landlady has arrived. Damn...

    The Tado sent by my landlady has arrived.

    Damn thing won't pair :tantrum:

    She also sent only one thermometer which means all the heating in the flat will be driven from the room where the...
  39. The sound of that so reminds me of loading games...

    The sound of that so reminds me of loading games onto my brother's Spectrum
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    It's a lovely looking set of wheels though

    It's a lovely looking set of wheels though
  41. And, yes, I should have put this in the...

    And, yes, I should have put this in the Accounting section. I didn't realise I was in the wrong forum until it was too late.

    Happy for a mod to move it.
  42. Yeah, I was thinking more along the lines of...

    Yeah, I was thinking more along the lines of people moving for similar reasons to the scenario in the case as I can see that some people would do that. Moving for a specific piece of work is a...
  43. Ruling against claiming accommodation costs

    This is an interesting ruling, that all should be aware of - especially those that opt to move closer to better paying work.

    Contractor’s home to hotel travel disallowed | AccountingWEB

    A...
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    Sticky: Finished off the crunchy nut cornflakes. ...

    Finished off the crunchy nut cornflakes.

    Second coffee made.
  45. I suspect there will be a need for a yearly...

    I suspect there will be a need for a yearly COVID-n vaccine alongside the yearly FLU-n vaccine that all governments have to play "guess the prevelant strain" and hope to buy the right one.

    We get...
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    Wet the bed again?

    Wet the bed again?
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Dry, clear blue sky....

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Dry, clear blue sky. Weather app says it's 4 degrees and foggy. Forecast high of 11 degrees with cloud cover increasing this evening. Barometer up to 1026 mBar.

    First...
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    Sticky: The bed has been made before it got too late.

    The bed has been made before it got too late.
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    Sticky: The roast chicken was delicious. Watched some...

    The roast chicken was delicious.

    Watched some Blackadder II as it's very entertaining. They don't do comedy like that any more.

    Now having a mince pie, warmed in the popity ping, with cream.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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