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    Best year was 1548, six florins, two ha' p'orth...

    Best year was 1548, six florins, two ha' p'orth groats, a cow and some chickens.

    Never get those times back. :eyes

    And yes the gig was outside IR35. :wink

    qh
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    "You can have the references at client interview...

    "You can have the references at client interview stage, if we get that far."

    If they don't go along with that, chances are there is no gig.

    qh
  3. Get/build an office. Get Fridge in office. ...

    Get/build an office.

    Get Fridge in office.

    Stick beers in Fridge.

    Put lock on office door.

    Smashed it.
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    Sign of the times, people in lockdown, trying to...

    Sign of the times, people in lockdown, trying to use time wisely. I'm studying for a few Azure ones now (when I can stop playing Battlefront 2 and watching War docs on YT).

    Never fussed to stick...
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    Thankfully I've not had to deal with any pimps...

    Thankfully I've not had to deal with any pimps for over two years as I have been B2B, feels odd talking to them again.

    I was speaking to one yesterday for rec agency I've worked with twice before...
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    Ah sad news. To me, Il buono, il brutto, il...

    Ah sad news. To me, Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo is the best Western film ever made.

    I shall listen to the soundtrack today in his honour.

    RIP Maestro

    qh
  7. The Daily Wail. Look how bad Johnny foreigner...

    The Daily Wail. Look how bad Johnny foreigner is! Meanwhile here's a female celebrity showing some sideboob. :wink

    qh
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    Hays always did this. "your the first to mention...

    Hays always did this. "your the first to mention this, we can't change the terms of the contract"

    "I won't be starting on monday then, can you inform the client?"

    Hays: "Erm...we'll add them as...
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    Problem is, going to the beach, celebrating...

    Problem is, going to the beach, celebrating winning the title, protesting at some injustice, going to a rave or party, you are going to find a certain percentage of those groups who really don't give...
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    I finished in May, however only started looking...

    I finished in May, however only started looking last month, had a few remote interviews that go really well, you get the "we'll be in touch to set up another call" , however then hear nothing. You...
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    White man was doing it a hundred years previously...

    White man was doing it a hundred years previously if you read Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.

    An interesting, but ultimately tragic story. All tribes got f**ked over hand over fist.

    qh
  12. I have been waiting for Elon Musk to invent them,...

    I have been waiting for Elon Musk to invent them, but he keeps messing about with space rockets apparently. :ohwell

    qh
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    That was due to Feb 29th, dark forces at work....

    That was due to Feb 29th, dark forces at work. Thankfully just a blip. :wink

    qh
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    Indeed, only one the best Citeh sides ever who...

    Indeed, only one the best Citeh sides ever who won the treble last year and this year we wiped the floor with them. But yes, much easier. :eyes

    qh
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    I come from Kings Heath. No sorry thats five...

    I come from Kings Heath. No sorry thats five words.

    qh flicking Vs at Bluesharp :wink
  16. I am aware of that as when I first moved into...

    I am aware of that as when I first moved into current house we looked at putting an extension on top of garage, however when speaking to architect I said I preferred a hipped roof as otherwise it...
  17. Reflective paint / covering for exterior walls

    Granted we don't have many hot days like the past two (but who knows in the future?) my house gets the sun/heat in the morning as it faces east and then all of the afternoon in evening, which is...
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    I'd just send the casting director to Kings...

    I'd just send the casting director to Kings Heath, near Brum.

    Spoilt for choice. :eek:

    qh
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    https://removingthismaskdotcom.files.wordpress.com...

    https://removingthismaskdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/this-is-what-depression-looks-like.jpg?w=676

    qh
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    Indeed, tis one of the best movie soundtracks. ...

    Indeed, tis one of the best movie soundtracks. At 14 I wanted to be David (Kiefer Sutherland) so much that me and all my mates fitted plastic disc inserts for the rear wheel of our BMXs. We were...
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    Sticky: Still on the bench, but currently enjoying it...

    Still on the bench, but currently enjoying it working on plan B.

    Doing Tabata HIIT with Mrs QH and stopped eating biscuits by the packet and have lost 2lbs.

    Hung some Santa Cruz skateboard...
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    Mostly the Sparks back catalogue and this ditty...

    Mostly the Sparks back catalogue and this ditty from their latest Long Player is fantastic.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPSFpaCQEvA

    qh
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    ^^^This. Worked through Curo with MS for a three...

    ^^^This. Worked through Curo with MS for a three monther back in 2018, had no issues with them.

    qh
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    This ^^^, I'd change accountant, in fact I know a...

    This ^^^, I'd change accountant, in fact I know a good one, DM me for details. :wink

    qh
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    I was salivating at the SC bikes on there. Never...

    I was salivating at the SC bikes on there. Never done any downhill racing in my life but I'd love to do it however I know I would also break many bones doing this.

    Best I stick to Chess. :eyes
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    There's some cracking Santa Cruz downhill MBs on...

    There's some cracking Santa Cruz downhill MBs on eBay that I am having trouble stopping myself from pull the trigger on.

    Dangerous being on the bench. :wink

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    Sticky: What a cracking day out there, a rare treat so in...

    What a cracking day out there, a rare treat so in honour of this I have spent it indoors playing BattleFront 2.

    qh
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    See link I posted, I think you had be to be one...

    See link I posted, I think you had be to be one of the customers that were supposed to move to Williams & Glyn (at least I was).

    Then when that was panned they needed us off the books.

    Edit,...
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    Discussed here originally....

    Discussed here originally.

    qh
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    Sticky: Playing lots of Chess. Getting heavier...

    Playing lots of Chess. Getting heavier regardless of my 4 mile runs.

    I hope you are all well and safe.

    Hedges to trim and grass to cut today, so as long as the sun shines I'll be happy.

    qh
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    Lockdown Lite

    I see groups of teenagers all together, no 2m SD.

    People in shops, supermarket isles packed.

    WTF? More of a Lockdown Lite now.

    Sod this, I'm off on holiday.

    qh
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    I was initially given 3k for moving away, however...

    I was initially given 3k for moving away, however upon checking my statement last month, there was another 1k from RBS.

    Hadn't a clue about this as I'd moved from them a year ago. :grin

    qh
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    Epidemiologist role

    Help us* in the fight against Covid-19.

    Epidemiologist

    *It's Inside IR35 so we're gonna shaft you on tax. :ohwell

    qh
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    In other words he wants the brown nosers to suck...

    In other words he wants the brown nosers to suck up to him, probably plays them off one another.

    We have all worked for tossers like this, part of the reason we are freelance/contract. :wave:
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    Not reading but listening to Andy Serkis read...

    Not reading but listening to Andy Serkis read aloud The Hobbit.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QOF_r_Y5-A

    qh
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    Sticky: Rained solidly here all day in the Shire. Did...

    Rained solidly here all day in the Shire.

    Did a four mile run in it at lunchtime, I like running in the rain.

    Protein shake post run to try and stay off the biscuits. I lasted 30 mins. :frown...
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    There's that Taking Back Control. :ohwell qh

    There's that Taking Back Control. :ohwell

    qh
  38. I've been watching the Penguin cam at San Diego...

    I've been watching the Penguin cam at San Diego Zoo with the kids (home schooling doncha know?)

    Penguin Cam | San Diego Zoo

    qh
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    Stalin sent his people to the Gulags. We...

    Stalin sent his people to the Gulags.


    We have simply cut out the middle man.


    qh
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    What they all said. :wink qh

    What they all said.

    :wink

    qh
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    Still not a patch on Blue Lines or Mezzanine. ...

    Still not a patch on Blue Lines or Mezzanine.

    qh
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    Sticky: I like the look of those, very handy. Thanks ...

    I like the look of those, very handy.

    Thanks

    qh
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    Sticky: A fine day in Gotham City out there. Loving this...

    A fine day in Gotham City out there. Loving this weather.

    Bought a garden roller so need some sand to fill it, but that seems to have gone the way of hand sanitizer and toilet roll a few weeks...
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    I may have one going spare, really, really tiny...

    I may have one going spare, really, really tiny scratch on the screen, hardly noticeable. Like new really. :wink

    Good price?

    qh
  45. My father-in-law has FTD however thankfully not...

    My father-in-law has FTD however thankfully not as bad as Lee, and the docs have said his body will give up before his mind does.

    "However diminished, a person lingers in the shattered roadways of...
  46. eek? That was me who sent you that one. The...

    eek? That was me who sent you that one. The ch-eek of it. :wink

    qh
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    Okay, putting my AndyW head on, how can you have...

    Okay, putting my AndyW head on, how can you have a negative price for something? (guessing it is because it is a commodity or summat).

    qh
  48. Thread: China lies

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    All about the C-TIT factors then? Plenty of them...

    All about the C-TIT factors then? Plenty of them on here. :wink

    qh
  49. I asked my parents to go (on my own, without a...

    I asked my parents to go (on my own, without a ticket) to Spike Island. I was 2 months shy of being 15.

    Bizarrely they said no. :frown

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    Man ejects himself from fighter jet...

    Nearly a Darwin Award this:

    Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight

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