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    :cry2: Time to break out the bilberry wine....

    :cry2:
    Time to break out the bilberry wine....
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    Hope the moggie is ok Dave.

    Hope the moggie is ok Dave.
  3. Thread: Burn burn...

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    It still smells of smoke round here and has done...

    It still smells of smoke round here and has done for several days. I'm about 4 miles from the city centre and from my office on the 20th floor you can see the smoke on the hills.
  4. Thread: RIP Mark E Smith

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    RIP Mark E Smith

    I know its been mentioned on the dead celebs thread, but I am supprised at how this as affected me.
    I listen to the Fall a lot and they have always been in my musical background.

    I used to see...
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    :spank:

    :spank:
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    Thanks for the nice words, much appreciated. He...

    Thanks for the nice words, much appreciated.
    He is taking it all very well, but it has to be one of the cruellest diseases going.
    No treatment and no cure, just every day the body works slightly...
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    All I can say is dont wait! Himself is...

    All I can say is dont wait!
    Himself is currently terminally ill and by the time he was diagnosed was too ill to travel or do an awful lot.
    If you have a bucket list, dont wait till you know your...
  8. Thread: GSCE Mathematics

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    Pogle Jnr took the new style GCSE in June. Its 3...

    Pogle Jnr took the new style GCSE in June. Its 3 papers and the grades are now 1 to 9 with 9 being the highest.
    Only the top 3% will be given a 9 (Jnr got an 8).

    For this year a 4 was a pass with...
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    The new MLP film is out this weekend :yay:

    The new MLP film is out this weekend :yay:
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    :cry2:

    :cry2:
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    ...and just realised that my avatar has not been...

    ...and just realised that my avatar has not been changed since last Christmas.
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    Just popped in for the first time in ages and I...

    Just popped in for the first time in ages and I spotted this zombie thread.

    Helloo all :wave:
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    I've told you I'm BUSY you old grumpy boots!

    I've told you I'm BUSY you old grumpy boots!
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    That cake is called a Manchester Tart :D

    That cake is called a Manchester Tart :D
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    I'm currently living on a building site thanks to...

    I'm currently living on a building site thanks to Martin!

    He organised our remortgage for our house extension and its well under way.

    This piggy was very happy with AS financials
  16. I've been BUSY!

    I've been BUSY!
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    Poll: Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on the train to...

    Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on the train to London on Monday morning. Toast and coffee for the rest of the week.
  18. I have just completed a remortgage with Martin at...

    I have just completed a remortgage with Martin at A S Financial and was very happy with the service.
  19. 1. Not really, I have highlighted a few points,...

    1. Not really, I have highlighted a few points, but not an essay.
    2. Nope, I work in a smallish area and my CV is totally geared towards that.
    3. I will do this after I've got the contract to sign...
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    I agree, I've done a couple of 5/6 week long...

    I agree, I've done a couple of 5/6 week long stints WFH and I really found it hard work. My perfect situation is WFH Monday and Friday. I like the buzz of the office and dealing with people face to...
  21. Thread: Sleeper Train

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    I worked in Glasgow for a while. Mancheter to...

    I worked in Glasgow for a while. Mancheter to Glasgow by road in 2hrs 59mins -wonderful drive once you get past Preston the motorway is empty :D

    I also flew a few times - cheeper than you'd...
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    In response to the original post, it does not...

    In response to the original post, it does not sound odd to me. I regularly work away from home and am used to going to interviews many miles away.
    Obviously I prefer a technical telephone interview...
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    This place is nice ...

    This place is nice

    https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/ettingtonpark

    I've stayd there a couple of times, its delightful.
  24. Thread: Barc at the moon

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    I disagree, I work in Data Warehousing/ Data...

    I disagree, I work in Data Warehousing/ Data Migration on very large projects that can last years. My longest contract was working for a financial client for 3 years 9 months on the same project. The...
  25. You a Brony then?

    You a Brony then?
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    Nope its not a capybara - they are REALLY big...

    Nope its not a capybara - they are REALLY big (and rather cute).
    Capybara are the largest rodent on the planet but they are a distant relative of the copyu.
    Capybara are more closely related to the...
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    Have we done Christmas Avatars yet?

    Come on and don your Santa hats and festoon your avatars with tinsel and berries!
    Its December now, so its safe to do so. :D
  28. Thread: The Weekend

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    OOH that sounds great!

    OOH that sounds great!
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    Crikey! Thats just down 't road from me. Fancy a...

    Crikey! Thats just down 't road from me. Fancy a pint sometime? :D
    Anyway, well done Sir!
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    Parents - send them a John Lewis Hamper. I send...

    Parents - send them a John Lewis Hamper. I send my parents a decent one every Christmas and they love it.

    Sister - Sparkly necklace from Swarovski
    Duo Star All-around Necklace - Jewelry -...
  31. You and me both Sweetie :hug:

    You and me both Sweetie :hug:
  32. Thread: What a result!

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    :hug:

    :hug:
  33. Thread: What a result!

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    Naw, I'm actually a natural blonde

    Naw, I'm actually a natural blonde
  34. Thread: What a result!

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    I hope you do and I hope you get on and enjoy a...

    I hope you do and I hope you get on and enjoy a successful career.
    I was merely offering advice from my own experience
    I have been a contractor for > 9 years and a woman for considerably longer.
  35. Thread: What a result!

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    In that case, you really will need to grow a very...

    In that case, you really will need to grow a very very thick skin...
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    I can't do the 10th, but can do the 11th. EO -...

    I can't do the 10th, but can do the 11th.

    EO - you free on the 11th?
  37. Thread: What a result!

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    Are you kidding?!! Have you been on there lately...

    Are you kidding?!! Have you been on there lately they're a bloody vicious bunch and make CUK look like a load of flower arranging Quakers!
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    I organised a few of these in Manchester a few...

    I organised a few of these in Manchester a few years back. They were very popular. :moon:
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    FLC would need a triptych

    FLC would need a triptych
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    Thats your fantasy Sweetie - not mine :D

    Thats your fantasy Sweetie - not mine :D
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    My nails are electric blue - what does that say...

    My nails are electric blue - what does that say about me?
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    Jeez, this place gets more like Carry On...

    Jeez, this place gets more like Carry On Contracting every bloody day :facepalm:
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    You have no idea how you will feel when you...

    You have no idea how you will feel when you become a Dad. Nothing prepares you for it. Your priorities will change completely when junior arrives.
    Do you get paternity leave with current employer?...
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    I'm not interested in going back to London yet,...

    I'm not interested in going back to London yet, have been contacted about a few roles, but said I was not interested.
    At some point I wil get bored and take a new contract, but at the moment I am...
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    :wave:

    <cough> :wave:
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    I bung everything in the washer. have even washed...

    I bung everything in the washer. have even washed one of my Orla Kiely bags (not the leather ones mind) when the cat decided to 'scent mark' them.
    I just shove the dial on 'Handwash' and everything...
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    Another vote for Bab 6

    Another vote for Bab 6
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    Another Manc here :wave: My last contract in...

    Another Manc here :wave:

    My last contract in the North West was 2008.....
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    I agree - rather caddish behaviour I think

    I agree - rather caddish behaviour I think
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    Well aren't you a special snowflake then :winker:

    Well aren't you a special snowflake then :winker:
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