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by kempiejon
January 15th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

I saw a penny on the pavement this morning. Being reasonably fit and flexible I estimate that it took me about 2 seconds to bend down, pick it up and put it in my pocket. I think that is an after tax earning rate of a mere £18 per hour. Was it worth it? What would others have done? I think next tim...
by kempiejon
January 15th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: The Grand Tour - on DVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: The Grand Tour - on DVD?

It looks like you can buy it, 4 left here. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Grand-Tour-Season-1-2018-Brand-New-First-Class-Free-Shipping/113441819502?hash=item1a69a8cb6e:g:-yEAAOSwhSVbfEea:rk:6:pf:0 or get seson 1&2 here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amazon-The-Grand-Tour-Jeremy-Clarkson-Seasons-1-2-...
by kempiejon
January 14th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Shower screen strip
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Shower screen strip

For cleaning all things mouldy and discoloured in the bathroom or kitchen rather than bleach I I have had success using caustic soda solution, however I have been thinking about replacing my shower strip as it's become grubby and stiff.
by kempiejon
January 12th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Company Analysis
Topic: Why bother....(says Terry Smith)
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Why bother....(says Terry Smith)

I like real life so use WHSmith and Waterstones and a local independent (I think) however a quick google https://www.waterstones.com/book/accoun ... 0712675949
by kempiejon
January 12th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Company Analysis
Topic: Why bother....(says Terry Smith)
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Why bother....(says Terry Smith)

TheMotorcycleBoy wrote:This is the second edition

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Book ... 0147212523

(going to start buying books from non-amazon from now - New Year's resolution)


Unfortunately Abe Books is an amazon company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AbeBooks On August 1, 2008, Amazon acquired AbeBooks
by kempiejon
January 11th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding
Replies: 27
Views: 681

Re: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding

I use a rotary drier and drape each of the largest pieces over the whole thing one at a time fresh out of the washers spin cycle, I have never had a tumble drier nor ironed bedding. I do have 3 sets of bedding so I don't have to wash, dry and replace in a day.
by kempiejon
January 10th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Pearson: am I at the tipping point?
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: Pearson: am I at the tipping point?

I usually only sell my HYP picks to harvest unsheltered capital gains and fill my SIPP/ISA and I hold Pearson in my ISA. If the share price rises indicates a successful change of corporate bias (and I have no idea if it does) then I think it's plausible that dividends will increase. If the company i...
by kempiejon
January 9th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Monkees
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Monkees

csearle wrote:Your wife's not a Trace by any chance?

I see what you've done there.

Which reminds me, a Spanish magician was doing a trick and he says, "Uno, dos..." and disappeared without a trace.
by kempiejon
January 8th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Painting Kitchen Units.
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Painting Kitchen Units.

Thanks all for your comments and tips. It has given me confidence to go ahead with the project. It seems that Zinsser is the key to making it a success. Like all these jobs, preparation is a big part of success as is concentration, attention to detail and the right kit. But Zinsser is a good produc...
by kempiejon
January 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Pearson: am I at the tipping point?
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: Pearson: am I at the tipping point?

Moorfield, Johnson MATthey and Sage both increasing income at over 8% annually in the past decade, no they're keepers. Centrica I hold and they're not doing the business to increase my income so no new money.
by kempiejon
January 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Pearson: am I at the tipping point?
Replies: 36
Views: 1195

Re: Pearson: am I at the tipping point?

Arb, I've got Pearson too and it's recent capital appreciation has been amongst the best in my HYP. Income-wise it's been in the doldrums for a couple of years but this year's interim is more than last year's. If it can manage to increase the dividend but maintain the yield it'll be a good prospect ...
by kempiejon
January 5th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Murray International
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: Murray International

Looking at the info in Simply Wall Street, MYI are currently loss making with an uncovered divi. Can anyone else confirm if this is true - I dont believe single sources of info. I like the AIC for ITs thought I guess you could go direct but on this page https://www.theaic.co.uk/companydata/301 you ...
by kempiejon
January 5th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: Paralysis by Analysis - Xmas Project
Replies: 25
Views: 1313

Re: Paralysis by Analysis - Xmas Project

Ah now I'm with you! Sorry, the 75% is from an X-Ray of the investments but as you say if you take cash + investments I see where the 35% comes from. This is where I'm moving (slowly) more of the cash towards equities, intention being drip and then probably bed & ISA. My bold, if that gives you...
by kempiejon
January 4th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Screwfix forum
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Screwfix forum

Mike4 wrote:I seem to remember there being a busy and thriving discussion forum on the Screwfix site. Can't see it there today.

Is my memory failing me and it never existed, or have they taken it down?

https://community.screwfix.com/ this un?
by kempiejon
January 4th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: EssDeeAitch first HYP results
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: EssDeeAitch first HYP results

ReformedCharacter wrote:
kempiejon wrote:WPP I was sucked in by the excellent history of increasing dividends and high yield then Soros got the push and now I'm not certain for new money, I'd give it a year.

I think that's probably Sorrell nor Soros.

RC

Quite, yes thank you.
by kempiejon
January 4th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: EssDeeAitch first HYP results
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: EssDeeAitch first HYP results

EssDeeAitch - As you've highlighted 3 months is a trivial time for any stock market investment. You really cannot judge success or failure so soon - well done for unitising early on though over the next decade it'll probably prove very useful. You know HYP is a long-term buy hold income strategy so ...
by kempiejon
January 2nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Well planted
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Well planted

On several occasions I have moved a small potted Christmas tree from the house to the garden and sunk the pot in the soil. It makes picking it up for inside the following year easy and stops it blowing over. I fool myself that it might help with summer drying out and stop it romping away too. I have...
by kempiejon
January 2nd, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Master Chef final 12
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: Master Chef final 12

i believe there is a ban on the sale of spinal cord related items in the UK (including brains) because of BSE. DM I'm not sure about BSE and bans but isn't oxtail spinal chord related item and available in most meat outlets? I have previously looked for veal sweetbreads here https://www.finefoodspe...
by kempiejon
January 1st, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Starter for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Starter for 2019

I looked up Déjà vu in the dictionary the other day it said "Haven't you looked this up before?"
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by kempiejon
January 1st, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: HYP Process examples - where would anyone start?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: HYP Process examples - where would anyone start?

Good jumping off point Itsallaguess. As Kiloran points out the PYAD articles are a good early call. My easy way is list the ftse100 by decreasing yield, check for a history of increasing dividends the longer the better and pick a new company in each sector then check for nasties like announcements o...

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