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by Big Kev
21 Nov 2019, 17:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9927
Views: 421269

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Christmas shopping! What is wrong with me? I'm in the middle of moving house :laugh5:

It was only a quick online shop off the back of an email offer, that's two offspring sorted.

Bah! Humbug! :santa2: :santa2: :santa2: :santa2: :santa2: :santa2: :santa2:
by Big Kev
21 Nov 2019, 07:08
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tiz, Is that true? Even your own money? If so, it doesn't surprise me! Large amounts of cash (over £8800) paid into your bank would raise questions and you would be required to provide evidence of how you got it. Regular, smaller amounts, especially if they were 'round figures' would raise suspicio...
by Big Kev
20 Nov 2019, 16:17
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6446
Views: 309311

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Bargain. My favourite home made bread (even though I'm not supposed to be eating it) is cheese and onion loaf.

Add a tablespoon of finely chopped onion and a handful of half inch cubes of cheese, I use Red Leicester, at the second proving and pop it into a 1lb loaf tin.
by Big Kev
20 Nov 2019, 05:56
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1706
Views: 106105

Re: GOOD TV

I watched the programme as a 'story', it was about the people. I didn't consider it to be a documentary. :-)
by Big Kev
20 Nov 2019, 05:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10739
Views: 453810

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I know but I'll keep quiet for a bit.
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 18:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PanBiker wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 18:17
The deadline to register to vote for the general election is 26 November.
All should be good then, I'll register at the new address on Friday. Thanks Ian.
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 17:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7395
Views: 327722

Re: POLITICS CORNER

We have our polling cards at our current address but will have moved house before the election. Do I need to re register with the new address?
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 17:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

All contracts have now been exchanged, which is a relief. Great, now chill out! :smile: Still packing stuff in boxes, taking stuff to charity shops and a trip to the tip is planned for Thursday. I've got to go into the office tomorrow for a few hours, I didn't quite have enough leave to get 3 full ...
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 14:56
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6446
Views: 309311

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I notice in my daily trawl through Rightmove that there are currently two fish and chip shops on the market in the town - both currently trading. Rainhall Road and Park Road. Is this just coincidence, or a sign of changing leisure eating habits in the town? Park Road chippy has been on the market f...
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 13:47
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

If that's the impression you've got then I suspect they're not doing the job properly. There's an enormous amount of paperwork and checking these days and it requires knowledge of all the latest laws and regulations. What we've seen with our conveyancer we couldn't have done ourselves. I know some ...
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 10:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

A local firm of solicitors. To be honest I could have probably done the job myself...
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 09:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4305
Views: 200074

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

PanBiker wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 08:42
Thank god for the welfare state!
And private medical insurance :-)
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 08:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4305
Views: 200074

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

chinatyke wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 08:16
My bill now stands at just under 3000GBP which isn't bad for the treatment and care that I have received and I am on my 22nd night as an inpatient.
That's very reasonable, the bill for the cartilage repair I had, earlier this year, was nearly that.
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 07:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10739
Views: 453810

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Slate roofing. The tool at the back is for pulling nails when replacing slates.
by Big Kev
19 Nov 2019, 06:27
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Conveyancing solicitors, they seem to forget that they're being paid to do a job. They're not doing you a favour. Rant over :-) Spot on. I hope it goes through smoothly for you. I once did a house exchange in <3 weeks by doing the running around myself instead of leaving it to the solicitor. It sho...
by Big Kev
18 Nov 2019, 18:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Conveyancing solicitors, they seem to forget that they're being paid to do a job. They're not doing you a favour.

Rant over :-)
by Big Kev
18 Nov 2019, 07:57
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1706
Views: 106105

Re: GOOD TV

I tried getting into His Dark Materials but it's not for me. I have watched the first 5 episodes of World on Fire and have enjoyed it. I hope to watch the last two episodes before the TV gets 'boxed up' for house moving.
by Big Kev
18 Nov 2019, 07:42
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5061
Views: 361840

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Stanley wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 03:16
Sorry to report I do nothing, I just rely on Linux to shield me.
Basically the same as Windows 10 and Defender, 'built in' security.
:good:
by Big Kev
17 Nov 2019, 14:43
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5061
Views: 361840

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Windows Defender does it for me, I've binned Avast.
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 12:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013
Replies: 499
Views: 33468

Re: LIGHTS IN THE SKY 2013

There's lots going on in the town today leading up to the big 'switch on' this evening. I will be indoors packing stuff into boxes :-)
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 11:55
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2079
Views: 151551

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

A blanket approach using a PPI mis-selling service has paid off. Got a cheque today for just over £2k for PPI on a Barclaycard from 1997. There's still another 'in the pipeline' so we'll see how that one goes :-)
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 11:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2303
Views: 160435

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Stanley wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 03:01
Well, at least I have the satisfaction of knowing that nobody is holding any of mine!
My account is currently in credit but that'll soon change when the bill is paid :-)
by Big Kev
16 Nov 2019, 07:53
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10745
Views: 513290

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

That's a bit of a shocker, China. I trust they'll sort you out.
by Big Kev
15 Nov 2019, 07:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3450
Views: 179918

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I had a 1961 Ford Popular for a while, it had an air 'expansion tank' under the bonnet to even out the wiper speed.
by Big Kev
11 Nov 2019, 06:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9927
Views: 421269

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Stanley wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 04:40
Sounds like major surgery to me Kev. It would scare me to death!
It's not too bad a job, I've replaced laptop screens before but suspect my hands are too big for an ipad :-)

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