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    Bordelle do a rather saucy line in ladies...

    Bordelle do a rather saucy line in ladies lingerie....
  2. So my suggestion of filling in a form to HMRC...

    So my suggestion of filling in a form to HMRC like employees can do is totally not available either? That way they could get some tax relief if they pass the eligibility checks.
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    Sticky: I've only done 5659 steps today. I did consider...

    I've only done 5659 steps today. I did consider going out for a top up walk after dinner but never managed to get my arse off the sofa.

    Must. Try. Harder.

    My excuse is that I don't have a...
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    Sticky: All my windows are open and there is no breeze. ...

    All my windows are open and there is no breeze.

    Dinner was a Thai curry that was part of a take away order I had before I went north beyond the wall and had frozen for future scoffing. It was much...
  5. It's a bit silly that the company didn't get you...

    It's a bit silly that the company didn't get you on the payroll in March so you could be furloughed at no cost to them. Although, maybe the timing of things meant that it simply couldn't be possible....
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    Sticky: I almost sent it to you for inclusion in Monday...

    I almost sent it to you for inclusion in Monday Links but worried that the foamy mouthed might baulk at a grauniad link and you'd lose readers :D
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    Sticky: Yep. I've done it. Works best with clients who...

    Yep. I've done it. Works best with clients who are deliverables focussed rather than expecting you to do a certain number of hours. WFH at the moment makes it a lot easier to deal with those for the...
  8. Employees can submit a form to HMRC to claim tax...

    Employees can submit a form to HMRC to claim tax relief on expenses not paid for by their employer IIRC. I very much doubt any umbrella will allow you to out them through their payroll.

    Have a...
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    What borders on stupidity? Mexico and Canada

    What borders on stupidity?

    Mexico and Canada
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    Sticky: This was a very interesting read. People don't...

    This was a very interesting read. People don't realise how bad Polio could be and the parallels with current events are quite striking.


    The man in the iron lung | Society | The Guardian
  11. My uncle claims his best rate was about £1500 pd...

    My uncle claims his best rate was about £1500 pd at Vodafone. Or was it just £1000? I don't remember now. It was a lot, anyway. He's some kind of programme manager.
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    I was under 44 at the beginning of the year. Does...

    I was under 44 at the beginning of the year. Does my birthday in Feb mean my risk significantly increased since then?

    :D
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    Sticky: Took a walk up to the high street and along....

    Took a walk up to the high street and along. Quite busy out. Almost feels normal except people are being nice to each other.

    They were giving out face masks at Whole Foods.
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    Well a call with eBay later and they say my...

    Well a call with eBay later and they say my account has now been secured and the two buyers will be helped.

    Not entirely sure what they've done but I'll see if any additional listings turn up...
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    I am in two minds about going there. It seems if...

    I am in two minds about going there. It seems if you're not into diving there's not much else to do all day.
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    Yep. The trick is to stop second guessing...

    Yep.

    The trick is to stop second guessing everything and, in the absence of information, go with what feels right - for you and you only. Don't beat yourself up if it doesn't pan out by...
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    eBay account hacked

    So some fecker has hacked my eBay account. It had a lousy password and no 2FA so my own fault. Password changed and 2FA now enabled.

    The hacker just put up a crappy bulk item listing and I deleted...
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    Sticky: Has it got a spy camera in it?

    Has it got a spy camera in it?
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    Lockdown in style!

    Now it's all coming to an end, all the cool stories that would have made us all jealous are coming out

    Lockdown in a remote five-star castle resort for two hotel workers | World news | The Guardian
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    Hurray, farmers markets can restart from next...

    Hurray, farmers markets can restart from next week. Now I can get my organic, moonlit harvested, hand milled quinoa for twice the price than the packet stuff you get from Tesco!

    :yay:
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    I am getting lardier and lardier and am in danger...

    I am getting lardier and lardier and am in danger of undoing all the good work of the past couple of years.

    Aiming to get back into my daily 10k steps routine - got just over 8k done yesterday so...
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    1.66 meters by my calculations, about 5'4" or 5'5"

    1.66 meters by my calculations, about 5'4" or 5'5"
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    Sticky: Little and often and you'll get there in the end.

    Little and often and you'll get there in the end.
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    Sticky: To be fair, I did make a coffee during the call...

    To be fair, I did make a coffee during the call and mentioned on our team Team chat that I was so pleased the bluetooth range on my headset extended as far as my coffee machine
  25. What role in IT do you want? Those people on £800...

    What role in IT do you want? Those people on £800 pd whose money you are coveting - what are they doing? Not literally, as that'll be close to nothing, but what role are they in?

    That will give...
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    Sticky: Pics of what? Blue sky or me reading a book while...

    Pics of what? Blue sky or me reading a book while being bored at work?
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    Yeah, my Dad said the same (my real one, not...

    Yeah, my Dad said the same (my real one, not Mordac).

    It's usually fine if I use it every 4 - 6 weeks.
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    ^^ this

    ^^ this
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all (checks it still is...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    (checks it still is morning)

    Sluggish start to the day. Had the most pointless of pointless meetings where the client just argued with itself (different depts) and us...
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    I think they're called eyes. :D

    I think they're called eyes.

    :D
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    I know one person called Dominic. He's an estate...

    I know one person called Dominic. He's an estate agent.
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    Sticky: 19 degrees according to my weather app. ...

    19 degrees according to my weather app.

    Watched a couple of episodes of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Just the last episode of S5 to go, where Coulson dies and the world is saved.

    He's back...
  33. This was so interesting! What a motley crew and...

    This was so interesting! What a motley crew and interesting to note that a lot of the deepest points in the oceans are relatively close to land.
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    Sticky: They never stopped in Glasgow, definitely were...

    They never stopped in Glasgow, definitely were around every few days while I was there. Made me chuckle when I saw a news article saying they were starting to get back to work!
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    Sticky: Executive sheds, I'll have you know :D

    Executive sheds, I'll have you know :D
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    Sticky: :wave: Fook me it's hot out! :eek: Had a...

    :wave:

    Fook me it's hot out! :eek:

    Had a nice lie in. It was lovely to be back in my own bed, I must say.

    Parentals finally noticed I'd left them an answerphone message when I got home...
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    Having just got back to London, I see quite a bit...

    Having just got back to London, I see quite a bit more activity today. Hmm...
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    Sticky: :yay: (the century, not the dodgy back)

    :yay:

    (the century, not the dodgy back)
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    Sticky: My Ocado delivery due at 5pm has no omissions or...

    My Ocado delivery due at 5pm has no omissions or substitutions! Excellent news.
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    Sticky: Unpacked, laundry on the go, coffee drunk. ...

    Unpacked, laundry on the go, coffee drunk.

    Sourdough starter didn't seem to survive in the fridge so have started a new one.
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    Sticky: Back in that London. Lovely and sunny and warm.

    Back in that London. Lovely and sunny and warm.
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    Sticky: :wave: Warm but damp. Light breeze. At...

    :wave:

    Warm but damp. Light breeze.

    At Glasgow airport, heading back home :(
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    Jasper

    Jasper
  44. Final results aren't out yet but the current...

    Final results aren't out yet but the current rating on the YouGov site at the moment:

    https://i.imgur.com/WVU35hD.png
  45. The latest YouGov daily quick poll asked whether...

    The latest YouGov daily quick poll asked whether Cummings broke lock down rules (yes) and should he resign (yes).

    Will check back later today to see the results
  46. All of them?

    All of them?
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    My car has not been used since the beginning of...

    My car has not been used since the beginning of Feb
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    Sticky: :wave: Afternoon all We all went to bed...

    :wave:

    Afternoon all

    We all went to bed about 2 am in the end. Many more cocktails were imbibed, with child friendly alternatives made.

    Finally surfaced about 12 ish wherein the eldest...
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    Ooh. Maybe now is a good time to sell my old...

    Ooh. Maybe now is a good time to sell my old jalopy!
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    Sticky: Still up. Work was pointless from a doing...

    Still up.

    Work was pointless from a doing perspective but fine from a billing one.

    Dinner was a yummy cheesy pasta shells thing and asparagus.

    I made a cocktail, eldest child made a...
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