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by scottnsilky
August 18th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Curiosity Corner
Topic: Firm but fair?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Firm but fair?

I'm just going to get a sandwich, where's me gun?
by scottnsilky
August 9th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Penang
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Penang

If you want to be precise, the capital of Penang is actually spelled as George Town.

dp
by scottnsilky
July 31st, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Welsh Lamb
Replies: 85
Views: 2370

Re: Welsh Lamb

Personally I prefer fresh Welsh lamb to frozen New Zealand lamb and am prepared to pay a bit extra for it. Isn't an awful lot of the New Zealand lamb sold in the UK now fresh* and not frozen (*fresh being very chilled but not frozen whilst it is shipped by sea) - pedantic I know. I think I read som...
by scottnsilky
July 27th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: Car accident - Category N
Replies: 24
Views: 1625

Re: Car accident - Category N

I think the penny has finally dropped with a few insurance companies and they realise offering a better deal to new customers, than to 'loyal' one does not work any more, although it's taken us a long time to cotton on, now its so easy to shop around on the internet why does anyone auto-renew? Last ...
by scottnsilky
July 14th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: Cricket WC final
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Cricket WC final

Not a memorable WC final until the last over. There seemed a total lack of urgency on both sides for a lot of the match. Maybe they both wanted to lose??

Definitely a bowler's wicket though.

dp
by scottnsilky
July 9th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 260
Views: 12754

Re: Trump

And what about the culpability of the Mail on Sunday, I don't suppose they have done anything illegal, and they surely won't name their source. They are in the eye of the storm.
by scottnsilky
July 9th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Trump
Replies: 260
Views: 12754

Re: Trump

I would have thought anybody in their right mind would know the leaked documents painted a true picture of Trump, yet Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt have both dissociated themselves and HMG from the opinions of Sir Kim Darroch, were these just outright bare faced, blatant lies, or have I missed somethi...
by scottnsilky
June 29th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Investing
Topic: Investment in Cannabis, Marijuana firms
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Investment in Cannabis, Marijuana firms

I notice all the previous posts are 6 months or so old, so things have probably moved on since then. I've been pestered by emails from TMF over the past couple of weeks about the phenomenal opportunities in investing in marijuana stocks. They have done a lot of research into this market and they tel...
by scottnsilky
June 24th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Neighbours from hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Re: Neighbours from hello

That reminds me of something I heard recently, but I just can't put my finger on it.....
by scottnsilky
June 8th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: This
Replies: 17
Views: 2689

Re: This

What's a meme?
by scottnsilky
June 7th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Re: A bit late - Fully Charged show this weekend.

Silverstone is a bit far for me to travel for this show, but I like your ' I'm not plugging it', pun intended?
dp
by scottnsilky
June 3rd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: booking european rail travel
Replies: 8
Views: 2987

Re: booking european rail travel

Have you tried. loco2.com sorry not able to post link, I just looked at London to Vienna, first off it said ' not able to find tickets' but scrolling down, it came up with London-brussels-Frankfurt-Vienna, which sounds a reasonable option.
I hope that helps,
dp
by scottnsilky
June 1st, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Just Group plc
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: Just Group plc

Thanks, much appreciated.

It's something that might happen which had never occurred to me.

dp
by scottnsilky
June 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Just Group plc
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: Just Group plc

Alaric,

Thanks for your input, I have an annuity with them, so I won't be covered by that scheme. If my money is ring fenced, but the company folds, who pays my monthly pension?

Thanks,

dp
by scottnsilky
June 1st, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Just Group plc
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Just Group plc

By chance, I happened to notice the share price of this company today, down another 5 per cent yesterday, altogether down two thirds in 12 months, and being a client of theirs, I'm drawing a small pension at the moment, I sat up and took notice.The top man has just announced his leaving , or was he ...
by scottnsilky
April 16th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Pedants' Place
Topic: Napoleon was Coronated
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Napoleon was Coronated

The BBC's grasp of the English language is not that good nowadays, I've heard coronated said twice, but both times by an American.
by scottnsilky
April 14th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: F1! Procession?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: F1! Procession?

Yes, the Americanisation of F1, do you remember the US GP last year, when each driver walked out individually to ecstatic applause from all and sundry. Too tacky for words. I thought then all the races might go that way, fortunately not so far. I did watch the Rome ePrix last night, first Jaguar win...
by scottnsilky
April 14th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: F1! Procession?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: F1! Procession?

I meant to reply to this post 2 weeks ago, but somehow I was side tracked and all of a sudden, a fortnight has passed, and another race. I saw your title out of the corner of my eye, before I watched the race, and thought, oh dear, that's spoiled it for me, but obviously not! Yes, an excellent race,...
by scottnsilky
April 7th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Delta dope, that's me.....
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Delta dope, that's me.....

My gran used to say, when you asked for seconds, and couldn't finish it, your eyes are bigger than your stomach. That's what I feel I have done, from an airfare point of view. I found what I thought was a bargain fare to the Romanian city of Constanta, on the Black Sea coast, handy for my destinatio...
by scottnsilky
April 3rd, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: May pivots
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: May pivots

I agree with Dod about this, but Corbyn said for a long time he would not talk with PM. Eventually he relented.

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