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by Mike88
August 20th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: The Football Season 2019-20.
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: The Football Season 2019-20.

CP were the fourth best team I saw play last season - better than Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester Utd on the day. I cant believe how they struggled in the league given their performance when I saw them. I think they will surprise a lot of teams this year if they can keep Zaha. I don't hear views li...
by Mike88
August 15th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: Fantasy Football
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Fantasy Football

The Lemon Fool League has mysteriously appeared. Yes indeed. Seems that garfsuncle is still out there somewhere as he must have re-activated the league. Guess that he's hanging low because of too many Brexit posts on here, or maybe someone cheesed him off? Anyway, who cares, he's alive! YAY! Come b...
by Mike88
August 14th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: The Football Season 2019-20.
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: The Football Season 2019-20.

CP were the fourth best team I saw play last season - better than Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester Utd on the day. I cant believe how they struggled in the league given their performance when I saw them. I think they will surprise a lot of teams this year if they can keep Zaha.
by Mike88
August 11th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Flat Ethernet cables
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Flat Ethernet cables

All my cables are flat as it is easier to channel them into the wall. I have bought many flat HDMI cables but only one ethernet cable from ebay for myself and son and all have worked well.
by Mike88
August 9th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: Fantasy Football
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Fantasy Football

The Lemon Fool League has mysteriously appeared.
by Mike88
August 8th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Holiday Homes - Lodges/Static Caravans
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Holiday Homes - Lodges/Static Caravans

My general impression formed from reading comments and hearing anecdotes over the years is that this smells like a very "scammy" area, characterised often by a large information imbalance between the park owners doing the selling and the public doing the buying... As such my strong suspic...
by Mike88
August 7th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Property Investment Discussions
Topic: Holiday Homes - Lodges/Static Caravans
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Holiday Homes - Lodges/Static Caravans

I looked into buying a static caravan for the same reason as the OP. I found that the conditions of locating caravans varies considerably from site to site. Some charge high annual rentals but let you keep your caravan on site for an unspecified number of years and some specify you can only retain t...
by Mike88
August 7th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Sports Bar (all sports)
Topic: Fantasy Football
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Fantasy Football

I asked the same question last month. Over 700 views and not a single response.

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by Mike88
August 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 358
Views: 25665

Re: Premium Bonds

My mum has banished Alexa. She doesn't like the idea of eavesdroppers on the desk Why? What is she doing on her desk? :D The Alexa is used by me mainly for the radio to listen to the cricket, Talk Sport and LBC which I couldn't otherwise receive on a conventional DAB radio here in the backward, inf...
by Mike88
August 6th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 358
Views: 25665

Re: Premium Bonds

For those who have an Amazon Echo you can ask Alexa if you have won. Of course you have to input your holder number just once but when registered you simply have to ask for the premium bond prize checker and the results will come through.
by Mike88
July 31st, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Patient Capital
Replies: 53
Views: 6287

Re: Patient Capital

WPCT now at 49p and on a NAV discount of 38.8%. Quite how the NAV gets calculated when so many of the assets are unquoted is an interesting question. Anyone else watching it with a view to taking a punt? I can see it going down to mid 40s. I wouldn't go near it except I hold some bought in the orig...
by Mike88
July 30th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: Can I sell bitcoin to Venezuela from Canada to make a profit?
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Can I sell bitcoin to Venezuela from Canada to make a profit?

If that were possible the investment professionals would have sussed that out by now.
by Mike88
July 21st, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Is now a Bad time to buy global Funds?
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Is now a Bad time to buy global Funds?

As heading. My portfolio is so heavily weighted towards UK shares I feel the time has come (belatedly) to diversify. Is now a bad time to invest in global funds given the low value of the pound or should I wait and see how BREXIT pans out? I was tempted to buy the Lindsell Train global UT to avoid t...
by Mike88
July 21st, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: PI/Early Retired -What profession on car insurance ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: PI/Early Retired -What profession on car insurance ?

Retired at 50. Always state retired on my insurance documentation. The fact the OP dabbles in shares is not a career/job; he doesn't pay NI and is not regarded as employed. Surely the answer to the question is obvious.
by Mike88
July 20th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: £450 haircut.
Replies: 28
Views: 1365

Re: £450 haircut.

Why spend much on a haircut for a graduation if the head is covered with a mortar board - that is if students still wear them to graduation ceremonies.
by Mike88
July 20th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Reusable water bottle
Replies: 29
Views: 1827

Re: Reusable water bottle

Is it 100% the same - ie double walled, vacuum insulated BPA* free stainless steel, leak-proof top? I'm off to Reading later so may pop into a Costa (a rare occurrence as I don't drink coffee) cheers AC * no, I have no idea what BPA is, but it's obviously 'A Bad Thing' All I can say is that the bot...
by Mike88
July 20th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Reusable water bottle
Replies: 29
Views: 1827

Re: Reusable water bottle

Why pay £25 for a chilli bottle when you can get the same stainless steel 0.5 litre bottle for £10 from Costa?
by Mike88
July 15th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Reusable water bottle
Replies: 29
Views: 1827

Re: Reusable water bottle

Costa Coffee (at least in my local branch) are selling stainless steel water bottles for £10.
by Mike88
July 11th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Sir Nigel?
Replies: 44
Views: 755

Re: Sir Nigel?

Love him or hate him he has had an impact on British politics and is probably one of the most influential politicians of our time which is not bad given that he has not even been elected to the British Parliament.
by Mike88
July 7th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Choice of Global Growth IT
Replies: 45
Views: 6767

Re: Choice of Global Growth IT

Presumably the Lindsell Train IT is out of favour because of its premium (despite recent events) or what about the equivalent Global UT?

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