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    The OP was an interesting read. I've never really...

    The OP was an interesting read. I've never really considered what other languages use for their phonetic alphabet so it was a snippet of history I hadn't been aware of.
  2. Ah you didn't mention the when. Good of you to...

    Ah you didn't mention the when. Good of you to change the goal posts like that.

    How near is this near future of yours?
  3. Or not... ‘Why did it take nine hours to go...

    Or not...

    ‘Why did it take nine hours to go 130 miles in our new electric Porsche?’ | Money | The Guardian

    A couple from Kent have described how it took them more than nine hours to drive 130...
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    Sticky: Walk up to the high street done. Used the self...

    Walk up to the high street done. Used the self service tills even though there was no queue in the Post Office.

    Beautiful day out. I may have to go for a proper walk later.
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    Sticky: Ocado have delivered and so has Amazon (I spotted...

    Ocado have delivered and so has Amazon (I spotted Nordes gin on offer at sub-£30 so I snaffled a bottle).

    Now to hot foot it up to the post office before last acceptance time.
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    I'm solo. I have only gone into the higher...

    I'm solo. I have only gone into the higher bracket a few times, and never for investment I hasten to add (I just know people who have).

    Quite a sweeping statement to claim that two people wanting...
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    Sticky: :wave: Are you warming up your drivelling...

    :wave:

    Are you warming up your drivelling skills for the 'om? :D
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    This continues to annoy me. If you don't want to...

    This continues to annoy me. If you don't want to eat meat, for any reason, why spend so much time, money, effort in looking for meat substitutes that look, smell, taste like the meat you want to...
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    Some do go into higher rate by choice, e.g. if...

    Some do go into higher rate by choice, e.g. if withdrawing funds for personal investment / use elsewhere. Not everyone is focussed on keeping everything under a set limit and so plan their finances...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Clear blue sky, dry....

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Clear blue sky, dry. Currently 6 degrees, high of 7 forecast. Chance of rain overnight. Barometer up to 980 mBar.

    First coffee being drunk while waiting for my Ocado...
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    Stand

    Stand
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    Sticky: Ents was MasterChef and Mock the Week. Had a...

    Ents was MasterChef and Mock the Week.

    Had a mini mince pie for pudding.
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    You didn't scroll down far enough? ...

    You didn't scroll down far enough?



    Granted, it doesn't really go into the full depths of this.

    As an argument against the mantra of "doing the same job, should pay the same tax", the...
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    Sticky: Dinner is M&S Gastropub moussaka and some curly...

    Dinner is M&S Gastropub moussaka and some curly kale. The pack says it's for two people. Looks more like a four person dish to me, assuming the intention is to serve it with accompaniments.
  15. Thread: New gig?

    by ladymuck
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    :eek: I think the jabs are intramuscular?...

    :eek:

    I think the jabs are intramuscular? That's a heck of a lot simpler than trying to find a vein so I guess it's not as scary as it first seems.

    But, still...
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    Sticky: I have no outings planned other than to see the...

    I have no outings planned other than to see the parentals on the 19th. Hopefully that won't be affected.
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    Fire

    Fire
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    Organisations, such as Give Well, do analysis of...

    Organisations, such as Give Well, do analysis of charities to see which ones are actually most effective per dollar donated.

    Our Top Charities | GiveWell

    There's another similar organisation,...
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    Only 4 horsepower?

    Only 4 horsepower?
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    Sticky: I've written out all my Christmas cards. Just...

    I've written out all my Christmas cards. Just need to get a nice one for the parentals and a cheeky one for HWMBO.
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    Sticky: Lunch is beans on toast (the other half of the...

    Lunch is beans on toast (the other half of the can I opened for yesterday's dinner) topped with cheese (a mature cheddar).
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    I'm guessing the drone was out there checking on...

    I'm guessing the drone was out there checking on the condition and just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

    It's been in a state since getting trashed by a hurricane a few years...
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    They can't magic up £60 to pay you, unless the...

    They can't magic up £60 to pay you, unless the client is reimbursing your expenses.

    Therefore, they use the £60 to reduce the amount of tax you're paying on your earnings. So, the basis for...
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    Lemon

    Lemon
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    Sticky: Just looked out the window and it seems to have...

    Just looked out the window and it seems to have been raining. A recheck of the forecast on my weather app and it says there's now a 50% chance of precipitation today but doesn't give any indication...
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    Other than for front row and emergency exit...

    Other than for front row and emergency exit seats, which cannot stow bags under the seat in front, that's a decent suggestion. By only catering for those and a couple of edge cases (maybe a medical...
  27. I looked under my mattress and down the back of...

    I looked under my mattress and down the back of the sofa but nowt found.
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    I considered doing that but overriding the auto...

    I considered doing that but overriding the auto numbering in most accounting systems just leaves it open to mistakes.
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    Sticky: Second coffee made. Croissant in the oven.

    Second coffee made. Croissant in the oven.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all It was still quite dark...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    It was still quite dark when I got up but it's brighter now. Overcast and currently 3 degrees. Forecast high of 6. Currently dry and looks like it will stay that way all day....
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    Sticky: Final ents of the day was BBC Arts - Inside...

    Final ents of the day was BBC Arts - Inside Cinema, Series 1, Guilt-Free Pleasures reminding me of films I haven't yet seen, films I've seen and wished I hadn't, films I'd seen and should watch again...
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    Sticky: Not long to go till an om...

    Not long to go till an om...
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    Sticky: No trundling needed today. I could put out the...

    No trundling needed today. I could put out the recycling but I am comfy on the sofa
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    Sticky: Received my first Christmas card today. I guess I...

    Received my first Christmas card today. I guess I ought to write mine out this weekend
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    Sticky: I think I may get an early night tonight and see...

    I think I may get an early night tonight and see if that helps me to get my arse out of bed in the morning
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    Sticky: Ents has been The Repair Shop and MasterChef.

    Ents has been The Repair Shop and MasterChef.
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    Hmm... So you either are poor and wibble a...

    Hmm...

    So you either are poor and wibble a crock of shyte all day or you're a millionaire and talk perfect sense.
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    Two separate groups, two different tweets. One is...

    Two separate groups, two different tweets. One is what you quoted and another is 'high-value' biznis
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    It's a marvellous idea. I'd love to see what the...

    It's a marvellous idea. I'd love to see what the definition of 'high-value' is wrt business travel.

    I see also TV stars and elite sportspersons are also allowed to travel without restriction
    ...
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    Sticky: I needed to use up some potatoes so made potato...

    I needed to use up some potatoes so made potato wedges for tea and accompanied them with Heinz Five Beanz and a dippy fried egg.
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    Sticky: It's been dark, damp and bloomin' miserable all...

    It's been dark, damp and bloomin' miserable all day.

    To add insult to injury, I've only just finished work.
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    I've just issued invoice 310. I can't say how...

    I've just issued invoice 310.

    I can't say how many invoices to each client as I've moved accounting systems several times so the historic data isn't readily available.
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    Have you had a look at the HMRC site? Tax...

    Have you had a look at the HMRC site?

    Tax return for Self Assessment - GOV.UK

    This page shows the paper versions of the form and the guidance notes.

    You'll need to tick options 1 and 2 to...
  44. Thread: new DBS check

    by ladymuck
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    I did one in March. It were simple and I am very...

    I did one in March. It were simple and I am very simple, so guess how simple that is!

    The main annoyance is that the printed version is on a stupid size paper that's impossible to get my ADF...
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    Sticky: I've only had two cups of coffee today :eek: ...

    I've only had two cups of coffee today :eek:

    The second was had about an hour ago, with a pistachio and almond cookie from M&S.
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    Sticky: It's good you can talk about it so openly.

    It's good you can talk about it so openly.
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    Sticky: I didn't send you a PM, I sent you positive rep...

    I didn't send you a PM, I sent you positive rep and an apology :)
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    Virgin Upper was great when I went to Cuba about...

    Virgin Upper was great when I went to Cuba about 4 or 5 years ago.

    South America and the Caribbean are on the to-do list but I just find going east more interesting.
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    Cruz left in October. It may be safe to return......

    Cruz left in October. It may be safe to return...

    British Airways Boss Quits As New CEO Shakes Up IAG

    That said, I only do short haul with BA and long haul is with better quality carriers...
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