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  1. 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...
  6. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  12. 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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    Sticky: The smell of roasting chicken emanating from the...

    The smell of roasting chicken emanating from the kitchen is making me feel hungry.

    We picked up some Italicus today so our afternoon cocktails have been based around that. Very interesting flavour
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    Sticky: Landlady is sending me the Tado kit to install,...

    Landlady is sending me the Tado kit to install, arriving tomorrow. This is very good news as HWMBO can sort that for me while I'm "working".
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    Sticky: The drive to Gerry's was uneventful, even the...

    The drive to Gerry's was uneventful, even the awful bit of the A4 through Knightsbridge was easily passable. Lots of idiot drivers (both car and scooter). I swore a lot at them all.

    Very quiet in...
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    Sticky: The sun has come out. Vacuuming done. Having a...

    The sun has come out.

    Vacuuming done. Having a sit down while I wait for bed linen load #2 to finish. Should be done soon and then we'll go out to the shop.

    Decided we will also stop off my...
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    Sticky: First load of bed linen out of the WM and hung...

    First load of bed linen out of the WM and hung about.

    Second load of bed linen in the WM.

    DW is full to overflowing due to me forgetting to put it on last night so it's got dinner things and...
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    You can have 30 people at a funeral though...

    You can have 30 people at a funeral though...
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    Sticky: Bought some lovely flowers from M&S yesterday....

    Bought some lovely flowers from M&S yesterday. Autumnal chrysanthemums and a purple spiky thing that looks like a thistle but doesn't have the stabby features of one.
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    Sticky: On the plus side, my mobile seems to have stopped...

    On the plus side, my mobile seems to have stopped annoying me with its insistence that it can't find the internet. I'm sure everyone is very happy about that.
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    Sticky: Thermostat is annoying me immensely. I might just...

    Thermostat is annoying me immensely. I might just buy the Tado stuff now and fix it myself.
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    Sticky: Realised I should have split my post up so I...

    Realised I should have split my post up so I didn't have to make up more waffle. That's too much effort to resolve now so waffling it is
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    Sticky: Bed has been stripped and the first load is in...

    Bed has been stripped and the first load is in the WM. Dropped a pillow case :tantrum: Good job there's the duvet and the mattress covers yet to be done so my routine isn't too badly messed up.
    ...
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    May brought in a whole heap of hostile...

    May brought in a whole heap of hostile immigration policies when Home Secretary, Windrush was just the cherry on top for her. I'm not sure if you have to be a xenophobe to run the HO or if the job...
  30. There wasn't a freight spike in the first...

    There wasn't a freight spike in the first lockdown cos most of the Asian manufacturing countries were also in lockdown and not exporting stuff. I made the mistake of ordering something from a Chinese...
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    And wet

    And wet
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    Of, not off :spel

    Of, not off

    :spel
  33. Thread: Bar tab

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    Meh. That's not news. The payment was made...

    Meh. That's not news. The payment was made exactly the same way as all the previous ones. I don't think any of those came with a fanfare and town criers announcing the transaction.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Not properly up yet so...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Not properly up yet so full weather report will be done once I've seen what the barometer is up to.

    Having coffee in bed at the moment, brought me by you-know-who
  35. I've quit a contract on the day I've started...

    I've quit a contract on the day I've started (turned up, realised I'd made a mistake) and on the Friday before a Monday start (got a better offer).

    In both cases the agents were a bit narked but...
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    Spoilers!

    Spoilers!
  37. My Three data plan covers the USA and Australia...

    My Three data plan covers the USA and Australia so why wouldn't it continue to cover Europe?
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    Sticky: Strictly was followed by QI XL and then the Film...

    Strictly was followed by QI XL and then the Film Review while we waited for Have I Got A Bit More News For You to download to the iPlayer desktop app.
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    Sticky: Two courses from the Club Gascon cook at home...

    Two courses from the Club Gascon cook at home menu down. Short break taken to see what's going on with Strictly.
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    Sticky: The Aventura was followed by another cocktail and...

    The Aventura was followed by another cocktail and then I made a third after showering and dressing for date night

    While I faffed, HWMBO sorted out a charcuterie plate with pickles to have as a...
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    Sticky: Aventura cocktails being imbibed. They're so...

    Aventura cocktails being imbibed. They're so delicious that we've now run out of two of the key ingredients
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    That's so grim

    That's so grim
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    A bottle of gin was the same price and offers are...

    A bottle of gin was the same price and offers are still available on many boozy products :D
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    It would have been doom if the (not so) little...

    It would have been doom if the (not so) little dormouse hadn't been found and helped to escape.
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    Sticky: HWMBO and I took a walk up to the high street for...

    HWMBO and I took a walk up to the high street for provisions. It was quite busy considering no-one is meant to be out if they don't need to be.

    Felt it was rather cheeky that M&S were properly...
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    Sticky: The thermostat is properly on the wonk. It keeps...

    The thermostat is properly on the wonk. It keeps reverting to default factory settings

    HWMBO may be helping me sort out a Tado set up next time he's down if the landlady doesn't want to do...
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    Sticky: And the thermostat / timer for the heating has...

    And the thermostat / timer for the heating has gone on the blink. I wondered why the boiler was on and the flat way too warm. Turns out it had reset itself and thought it was 4.52 PM and the...
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    Sticky: Clothings have been washed and hung about the...

    Clothings have been washed and hung about the place.

    I am beginning to suspect the drainage from the shower / utility room is connected to another flat in my building as, once again, I have...
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    Very nice of you to offer help but this bit is...

    Very nice of you to offer help but this bit is exactly what the OP hasn't done and isn't going to do:
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    Minimum pricing didn't make much of a difference...

    Minimum pricing didn't make much of a difference in Scotland so I can't see it making a difference in the rest of the UK either. But, I can't see the whole article to see what the full plans are and...
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