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by UncleEbenezer
October 23rd, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Tired?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Tired?

A three-mile walk every day doesn't help me sleep. :(

Bah, humbug.
by UncleEbenezer
October 22nd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade
Replies: 53
Views: 2220

Re: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade

eg said son-in-law and father-in-law may hate each other. Yet S-i-L coiuld in such circumstances deliberately brteak the rules that the F-i-L has to operate by and has no control over. didds Surely the issue in question here was investing managed funds in that company. Not any action of son-in-law ...
by UncleEbenezer
October 22nd, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: Brexit

* I believe Icelanders would claim our's is only the daughter of the real mother of parliaments, at Thingvallir (icelandic letter hunting unsuccessful on my PC) Þingvellir, or even Þingvǫllr (Even when anglicised, your 'a' is a misspelling). Which isn't the parliament itself, but the place (field) ...
by UncleEbenezer
October 22nd, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: You haven’t been on holiday until . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: You haven’t been on holiday until . . .

I have better than a pool, I have a river. :mrgreen: Sadly not a private swim spot. I have to go up or down river for that. :oops: (and I'm mildly bemused that you should consider it remarkable that none of your wife's folks has a private pool, or that you should be offended by Dod posting the blind...
by UncleEbenezer
October 21st, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: It really does make you wonder.....
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: It really does make you wonder.....

Could you catch a glimpse of Great A'Tuin if you dangle over the edge?
by UncleEbenezer
October 20th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Second Hand Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Second Hand Goods

£4,000 for a cooker?! I’d want a new kitchen for that. What currency do you suppose the £ denotes there to be in a credible ballpark? Post-2005 Turkish Lire looks the most plausible candidate I can think of. Puts the cooker firmly in more-money-than-sense territory but at least plausible, and the d...
by UncleEbenezer
October 19th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade
Replies: 53
Views: 2220

Re: Girlfriends new job enforcing me rules about how and what to trade

Again, this is black and white, and not open to debate. As I said before, a partner / cohabitee in the normal sense of the word is not considered by English law to be remotely equivalent to a spouse, so there is no possibility of her coming within that definition. Might that not logically lead to D...
by UncleEbenezer
October 19th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Punctuation in Google Translate speech input.
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Punctuation in Google Translate speech input.

Is TFM silent on the matter?
I wonder if you could use something like phonetic punctuation?
by UncleEbenezer
October 19th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 29
Views: 734

Re: Coffee

Admittedly, it'll take a lot to part me from my trusty Krups 963, Never seen a machine quite like that. It looks a little like an oversized espresso machine, pushing water through the coffee at high pressure. But if that works on the scale of that device, why don't we see machines like that (or big...
by UncleEbenezer
October 18th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Those that have the least to give, give most
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: Those that have the least to give, give most

Lootman wrote:
SwissPaul wrote:It is true the well off dont contribute to charities - unless it through a well publicised tax write off that I would be embarrassed to use.

I do not believe that is remotely true.

Sometimes it's really hard to tell satire from an earnest whooshing sound.
by UncleEbenezer
October 17th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 83
Views: 2363

Re: 50 years old

sg31 wrote:I'm just starting lifting weights again after 4 years off .... I was glad there was only my wife there to laugh at me.

And now there's the whole of lemonfool to laugh at you. Or should that be with you?

p.s. Was the weight greater or lesser than your wife?
by UncleEbenezer
October 17th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: 50 years old
Replies: 83
Views: 2363

Re: 50 years old

I jogged at one third of that age. Didn't enjoy it, and found the shaking up from pounding the tarmac felt neither pleasant nor healthy. OK, I expect a bit of technique and fancy footwear might've helped with that, but those kinds of things assume a budget. Much rather 100 miles on a bike than three...
by UncleEbenezer
October 16th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading
Replies: 212
Views: 17784

Re: Woodford Equity Income Fund Suspends Trading

do not understand and may well have got the wrong end of the stick but although I am sorry for all investors in Woodford funds, at the same time, how could it possibly be an income fund when so much was apparently in unquoted start ups? Dod We have a whole sector doing exactly that. VCTs invest in ...
by UncleEbenezer
October 16th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Hargreaves Lansdown Comparison Tool query
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Hargreaves Lansdown Comparison Tool query

Might it be the E class units which are only relatively recently launched and presumably lower cost without trail commissions? Yes, H-L tools regularly spring that on you. Look for an older share class (typically "A") in the fund in question to get a longer graph or comparison (and be sur...
by UncleEbenezer
October 16th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Modern mattresses
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Modern mattresses

Mattresses seem to have moved online. With 100-day trials, which are a Good Thing. If I google "mattress reviews", I see lots of highly-recommended new(ish) names like Simba, Eve, Leesa, Nectar, Casper, Otty, Emma. The downside of these is that they can't be viewed and test-driven in a sho...
by UncleEbenezer
October 16th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Bathroom Cabinet
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Bathroom Cabinet

I believe there is indeed a requirement that someone fitting electrics be electrically qualified. Indeed, I discussed the matter today with a plumber who came to quote for some bathroom work: it would not be legal for him to deal with the electrics of my prospective whirlpool bath. When I moved hous...
by UncleEbenezer
October 15th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Suggestions please (warning - long post).
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Suggestions please (warning - long post).

I generally don't make desserts. But on rare occasions, usually when I have some fruit that wants cooking ... a crumble or pie might be on the menu, but you already do those ... Have you considered Lemon Fool? Or indeed any fool? At its simplest (but delicious), you just fold lightly stewed fruit in...
by UncleEbenezer
October 14th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Near miss of earth and moon of asteroid apophis in 10 years...
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Near miss of earth and moon of asteroid apophis in 10 years...

Begs the question: 31km from what? The centre of the Earth is a complex enough calculation; any other would be ... should I say ... hit-and-miss!

I see Snorvey's got it. 31km from Dover.
by UncleEbenezer
October 13th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Monzo vs Starling bank?
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Monzo vs Starling bank?

However, the big gotcha is that Starling is only an app bank, there is no standard internet banking option available at all if your phone gets damaged, lost or stolen. Given the time and expense of repairing or replacing a phone and the hassle of authenticating a new phone (and possibly a new phone...
by UncleEbenezer
October 13th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: Direct Line Group DLG?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Direct Line Group DLG?

Price was a long, long way from competitive when I shopped around for my house move, just two months ago (ended up with John Lewis at the new house). Any 'interesting' worldwide exposure, like recent big hurricanes? Those could be an issue, particularly if currency were less than fully hedged agains...

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