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    I'll tell you what - a chimney sweep. Just...

    I'll tell you what - a chimney sweep.

    Just phoned my usual chap and he won't be able to come and service my flue until January!
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    Invoice Format

    Maarning all,

    Just a quick one - the agency through which I work has had to push all its payroll operations to the sole preferred supplier that the end client will have in place from April next....
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    I went for the hard compound casters as most of...

    I went for the hard compound casters as most of my floors are hard wood but the flooring in my study is carpet, though it has no pile as such so I'm guessing they will suit.

    Should be here any day...
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    Though one pattern I have identified is that,...

    Though one pattern I have identified is that, over the course of the last 6 months, the gap between my last cup of coffee and my first alcoholic drink of the day is getting shorter and shorter.
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    No, I'm not. So things still just seem as random...

    No, I'm not. So things still just seem as random as ever :freaky:
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    Yes, I had the symptoms for about 10 of the days...

    Yes, I had the symptoms for about 10 of the days that I was unwell and I found it very unsettling because, while one loses one's sense of taste with a cold/flu because of congestion, with this thing...
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    Yes, I think as another poster previously pointed...

    Yes, I think as another poster previously pointed out, this "long covid" syndrome seems to hit the very active. And by that, from what I've read, I think we can infer long distance runner, cyclists,...
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    Even before these covid days hit, I'd been...

    Even before these covid days hit, I'd been thinking about retraining as a celebrant. An acquaintance of mine is one and it really looks right up my alley.

    You do have to have the right kind of...
  9. Afternoon all. Yes, the other half and I have...

    Afternoon all.

    Yes, the other half and I have always taken full advantage of this - had a great boozy evening in Oxford last year following a tour of the Pitt Rivers to see the shrunken heads! ...
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    That's the puppy!

    That's the puppy!
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    Well, there's always Malmo if they do cancel. ...

    Well, there's always Malmo if they do cancel.

    I won't even bother looking at Edinburgh. They have a great one there, we always do a ghost tour, visit some ghoulish attractions and have dinner at...
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    I know it's conjecture at the moment but I had to...

    I know it's conjecture at the moment but I had to jump on that and ask why?? Does that include cafes and other public venues that may serve alcohol?

    Edit: Apparently it's not conjecture. More...
  13. Yes, I seem to remember pedaling like crazy along...

    Yes, I seem to remember pedaling like crazy along the path that went through the woods past the old derelict mill after having watched those horrors at a friend's house.

    I always imagined the...
  14. Oh yes! I'm a huge fan of William Henry Pratt,...

    Oh yes! I'm a huge fan of William Henry Pratt, AKA Boris Karloff.

    In fact, one of my favourite films is The Old Dark House directed by James Whale. Probably the first of its kind - a dark stormy...
  15. That's tonight's viewing sorted then :smile

    That's tonight's viewing sorted then :smile
  16. Oh, I missed that. Can't imagine it was the BBC...

    Oh, I missed that. Can't imagine it was the BBC or ITV - not much yoof appeal there!
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    Compliance these days, as far as I know, needs...

    Compliance these days, as far as I know, needs you to account for your movements during any inactive periods exceeding 3 months.
  18. I find it very hard to find places, legit or...

    I find it very hard to find places, legit or otherwise, where you can download all the old classics.

    I've still not seen 12 Angry Men or the Third Man or even Casablanca.

    They used to screen a...
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    Yes but with a Tesco job you can turn up and just...

    Yes but with a Tesco job you can turn up and just go onto autopilot. No daily scrums, meetings, team builds, performance reviews etc to contend with.
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    No, but I don't think such vitriol laden lyrics...

    No, but I don't think such vitriol laden lyrics had hit the mainstream before. It really did upset the establishment.

    Others that were touted as being the new Pistols followed in their wake but...
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    But nothing is as revolutionary or iconoclastic...

    But nothing is as revolutionary or iconoclastic as when, say, the Pistols or the Stones exploded onto the scene. These days if anything "edgy" comes out you'll have the Guardian crowing about it...
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    Doesn't one have to load up on rather a lot of...

    Doesn't one have to load up on rather a lot of chemical refreshments to enjoy that din?

    Don't think that's very appropriate for a minister of the crown.
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    Looks like the ban was issued and is now going to...

    Looks like the ban was issued and is now going to be recinded, according to The San
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    Yes, I can't get over how anodyne it all is. I...

    Yes, I can't get over how anodyne it all is. I have to suffer it in the gym when I've forgotten to bring my own headphones.

    Is it just me or do I imagine that sort of warbling effect that present...
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    Yes, I see what you mean. The Mecca bingo halls...

    Yes, I see what you mean. The Mecca bingo halls were, in themselves, often located in premises that were themselves once cinemas I suppose. I think mine was a more general point that I know of...
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    I know of at least 3 that have become a...

    I know of at least 3 that have become a Wetherspoons pub. There's a nice one not far from Cardiff Central that I used to use on the way back from the airport while I was waiting for my train.
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    No. The article I read specifically said it was...

    No. The article I read specifically said it was likely they'd be shut until the climate improved - most likely towards the middle of next year - and , more specifically, when there was a decent...
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    I once did some work on a spreadsheet task that I...

    I once did some work on a spreadsheet task that I had been warned was going to be very tedious. Took me about an hour & I thought that was pretty undemanding.

    Then got a rather tersely worded...
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    Yes, always made a beeline for the nearest...

    Yes, always made a beeline for the nearest versión original in those conditiones.
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    One council (I think Hammersmith) has actually...

    One council (I think Hammersmith) has actually banned its WFH workers from smoking at home. How on earth they police this, I don't know. Anyhow, I read it in the Mail :eyes
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    Only four? Seems a bit tokenistic. And I'd...

    Only four?

    Seems a bit tokenistic.

    And I'd have much rather seen one dedicated to Derek Griffiths than Lenny Henry.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwlN3MXmVsk
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    I dread to think of the cost of 20 Marlboro...

    I dread to think of the cost of 20 Marlboro Lights these days. Pushing a tenner, no doubt.
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    Maarning all, Interesting one in my inbox this...

    Maarning all,

    Interesting one in my inbox this morning - c# asp.net programmer, Havant £200 pd, non-smokers only.

    Are they allowed to do that? Sounds discriminatory to me.
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    CINE

    Down 49.5% when I looked this morning.

    (yes, I'm in...)
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    So I traipsed over to John Lewis to try out the...

    So I traipsed over to John Lewis to try out the rather limited selection that they had on display.

    Among them were the HM Aeron, Sayl and Humanscale Liberty.

    The Aeron was very comfortable as...
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    Yes, the Embody does seem to have a bit more...

    Yes, the Embody does seem to have a bit more padding. I think it all boils down to one's body type - I already have a bit of padding around my seat area :happy
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    Thankyou - unfortunately I'm quite a way from old...

    Thankyou - unfortunately I'm quite a way from old London Town these days.

    It would be a great idea to be able to try one out but I don't think that's going to fly for me at the moment so I'm going...
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    I am actually quite liking the HM Mirra now. ...

    I am actually quite liking the HM Mirra now. Seems a little less imposing than the Aeron. Anyone got one?
    ...
  39. I thought TATA had offered up all their...

    I thought TATA had offered up all their furloughed staff for nothing?!
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    It was the travelling to a city centre location...

    It was the travelling to a city centre location for the face to face with the agent that put me off. I don't even know how genuine these opportunities were.
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    Very Ernst Stavro Blofeld...

    Very Ernst Stavro Blofeld...
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    Yes, some fair points there. I use a local one...

    Yes, some fair points there. I use a local one man band outfit and he's clearly always dealing with other customers. Should probably look at using one of the outfits more geared to contractors like...
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    She was an office girl ("My name is Betty") Her...

    She was an office girl ("My name is Betty")
    Her fav'rite group was HELEN REDDY
    (They discussed the weather)
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    Only seen them doing the rounds when times are...

    Only seen them doing the rounds when times are tough.

    I got invited to do a couple back in 2009 where you go and do a day's work at the client and if they like you they keep you on. It all seemed...
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    I'm going to be out of contract come the end of...

    I'm going to be out of contract come the end of November.

    Do we foresee any upturn in the near future?

    I've just had a message in my inbox form Robert Half Associates inviting me to partake in...
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    Oh is the Aeron quite a big beast then? It's...

    Oh is the Aeron quite a big beast then? It's going in a small room so I need to think of aesthetics too!
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    Well if everyone listened to him this forum...

    Well if everyone listened to him this forum wouldn't have any traffic :confused:
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    I wonder how those of us who have had covid stand...

    I wonder how those of us who have had covid stand with regards to the vaccine. Presumably we have the antibodies so don't need one, unless the virus keeps mutating of course and that would render a...
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    Because sometimes communicating with my...

    Because sometimes communicating with my accountant is like sending a message in a bottle and it just seemed easier to ask a question here. I mean, what's the point of having an accounting forum,...
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    Thanks all.

    Thanks all.
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