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by MikeyWorld
May 23rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Glue for Car Windscreen Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Glue for Car Windscreen Mirror

I bopped it off with a trip to IKEA. I tried a sticky pad - that wobbled a lot and fell off after a few weeks I tried super glue - nice and secure for a few weeks then drops off - I think it's the glass/metal expanding and contracting. I then used super glue, going around the sides with "fantas...
by MikeyWorld
May 17th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Buying my first Arc Welder
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Buying my first Arc Welder

Thanks I learnt Oxy Acetylene at school and did a bit of arc welding. I found a Youtube video demonstrating power consumption vs a grinder. Low level is less than a microwave, mid range is less than a two bar fire, and full whack is about 3kw. I tend to suffer from feature creep, so I'll probably en...
by MikeyWorld
May 17th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: An asset summary
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: An asset summary

I need to update my death disk, it sits alongside a paper copy inside a fireproof box. I have one file listing all banks, building societies, direct debits, brokers, insurers, utility suppliers, DVLA etc - contact address, tel, account type This has no account numbers or balances I also have a net a...
by MikeyWorld
May 9th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Buying my first Arc Welder
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Buying my first Arc Welder

Every year Aldi and Lidl punt a cheap arc welder. Every year I'm tempted. Every year I think it'll blow my electrics and don't buy one. Does an arc welder work ok off household plugs? Would an inverter welder use less energy ie be better for household use? Is it possible / better to buy a generator ...
by MikeyWorld
May 4th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Dyeing Stuff Black
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Dyeing Stuff Black

I've got some faded garden furniture (green directors chairs), which with a squirt of teak oil and some fabric dye should look good as new. But how good is fabric dye, is there a specific brand I should go for? Is there something better? Or is it easier to pop down Dunelm Mill, pick a funky fabric a...
by MikeyWorld
May 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Getting rid of credit/debit cards
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Getting rid of credit/debit cards

You'd be best to keep the credit / debit cards but get a Power of Attorney. This all needs to be done before she goes doolally. You could then keep control of the cards and manage everything online once she is incapable. If she loses her marbles before you do the Power of Attorney, everything gets a...
by MikeyWorld
May 4th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Green Balls in my Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Green Balls in my Plants

Thanks everyone.

I'll know next time I'm soiling my plants.
by MikeyWorld
April 25th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Exterior gloss paint - any recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Exterior gloss paint - any recommendations?

I've just painted some garden planters with Dulux Weathershield Black Gloss, it's weird water based stuff that dries plasticky. I used it because I had it. It was £4.50 / litre in the B&Q bargain bin. The only stuff I buy in B&Q is in the bargain bin. I've just seen the same methylated spiri...
by MikeyWorld
April 25th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Green Balls in my Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Green Balls in my Plants

I was repotting some shop bought plants and found small bright green balls in the soil. Other plants had yellow balls, and I also found a single blue ball.

Twice the size of cous cous, half the size of petit pois.

Is it plant food, slug repellant, weed killer or something else?
by MikeyWorld
April 25th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Layout of a poster - ordering text boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Layout of a poster - ordering text boxes

Stagger the boxes, and you'll then provide a natural reading order ie 1,3,5 down the left 2,4,6 down the right with the right hand boxes dropped down slightly (stick a logo or something in the top right corner) Or provide a visual clue to what needs reading next - chain them together, arrows etc (af...
by MikeyWorld
April 3rd, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Holiday Homes - what's the scam?
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Holiday Homes - what's the scam?

I was walking past an estate agents in Cornwall, and they were flogging "holiday homes" for £39,999 (priced to come in under the second home 3% Stamp Duty threshold), so I'm already a bit suspicious. It looked like it could have sold for £80k. You can only live in them up to 8 weeks of the...
by MikeyWorld
March 19th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Free Halfords MOT
Replies: 21
Views: 1897

Re: Free Halfords MOT

Mine sailed through for the price of the original 2 for £2 light bulb pack. I'd dusted the engine down with a paint brush, topped up my fluids, popped in a new battery (£40 at ECP), squirted on some terminal protector gunk, spritzed WD40 over the engine (DP60 - it's cheaper - £1), replaced the wiper...
by MikeyWorld
February 23rd, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Tax calculator to estimate this year’s tax
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Tax calculator to estimate this year’s tax

Isn't that fairly simple to achieve in Excel?

(Total Interest - Interest Relief)
+
(Total Dividends - Dividend Relief)
+
Total Income
-
(Personal Allowance + Basic Rate Band)
=
Amount of Income in Higher Rate Band
by MikeyWorld
February 21st, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Mortgages
Topic: Mortgage for a Charity
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Mortgage for a Charity

Moved to mortgages board with shadow left on property board. Hi I don't know if this is the right board. I'm a director / trustee of a charity. We've recently bought and renovated an office space (approx 4,000 sq ft) and moved our various projects under the one roof (and rented out a bit). We have ...
by MikeyWorld
February 14th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Tax Calculation Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Tax Calculation Questions

I didn't realise they still did SA110 Notes. Trust me, you're wasting your time. Structuring your investments to minimise tax has little to do with the way the tax is calculated. Know your tax bands and cash and investment reliefs Utilise your ISA and capital gains allowances Spend your time learnin...
by MikeyWorld
February 9th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Tax Calculation Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Tax Calculation Questions

If you hadn't submitted it you'd have a £100 fine. 1) What you are doing wrong is looking at the pdf version of the paper copy, rather than logging in and saving the online calculation page that pops up just before you submit your return. In the old days of filling out paper returns, there would be ...
by MikeyWorld
January 28th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Bloody Oath
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Bloody Oath

Many other authors - e.g. Jonathan Swift - may be thoroughly rude about their society, but their language is still sexually clean.


I seem to remember that Gulliver kept banging on about the size of his chap.
by MikeyWorld
January 24th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2958

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

Over the last couple of months I have been buying anything that I'll need in the next two years. My house looks like a cash and carry. I've got trays of tins of; plum tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, tomato soup, veg soup, other types of soup, pasta sauce, pasta, rice, baked beans, kidney beans, flageole...
by MikeyWorld
January 21st, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Tax form - fund rebates?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Tax form - fund rebates?

I usually put the rebates from fund platforms and bank account "rewards" in the equivalent online version of Box 16 from page TR3 paper version

They seem to have "improved" the online form and I can't find it this year.

Where should I put it?
by MikeyWorld
January 5th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Banking facility for a Resident's Company?
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Banking facility for a Resident's Company?

If you want interest, you could link it to a Virgin business savings account. Minimum £1k.

https://uk.virginmoney.com/virgin/business/

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