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by DiamondEcho
May 31st, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?
Replies: 59
Views: 5155

Re: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?

.... And Loot, how do you suggest Joe average gets his assets 'overseas'?
by DiamondEcho
May 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.
Replies: 46
Views: 1428

Re: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.

Off the top of my head, Anita Bell 'You can ring my bell'. ... Going back even further, we had a horrific activity at Infant/Junior school called, I think, Music and Movement, and I sometimes hear the music from those lessons. The only one I vaguely remember by name is '.... and his dancing bear.' ...
by DiamondEcho
May 18th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread
Replies: 821
Views: 58307

Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

Fascinating, as usual, and as usual I found myself going to Wiki/Google to learn more. I'd never heard of a 'Toon tree' and thought it a colloquialism, but it's not, it's from Asia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toona_sinensis My first impression (before seeing the caption) of the carved pine tree wa...
by DiamondEcho
May 18th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.
Replies: 46
Views: 1428

Songs you'd prefer to NEVER hear again.

The radio is on in the kitchen, I just walked in and caught the opening bars of Billy Joel's Uptown Girl. I've recently been thinking about the situation of hearing a song and feeling instantly repelled. For me it's usually: - Something I've heard SOOO many times before, often across several decades...
by DiamondEcho
May 16th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: 'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: 'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?

@UncleEb - Thanks for that, it does seem a bit of a grey area perhaps open to being interpreted by the lazy or those running late. Yours seems something of a parallel situation to mine. They could bring a delivery to the boundary of the house and any attached grounds but not across it, ie not within...
by DiamondEcho
May 15th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.

ps. To add a deeply 'retentive' variable into the £/pint calc, I just noticed, the Greene King bottle is 568ml, the Fuller's 1845 is 500ml. At this point I'm downing tools as I've just poured a pint of the former. Cheers!
by DiamondEcho
May 15th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.

Hehe... being of a 'retentive' nature I had briefly mused a £/point stat :lol: The result was a genuine surprise to me, the opposite of what I anticipated. I've enjoyed quite a bit of 1845 and had expected that one to romp home the easy winner. Yet if the GK's head had have formed and held better* i...
by DiamondEcho
May 15th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: 'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

'Home delivery' to home/flat or building?

I live in a flat in a house made up of 5 flats. My flat is 1st floor, 2 flights of stairs up, relatively simple for London. We've had quite a few deliveries recently, from groceries to furniture. Different drivers seem to consider their responsibility varies, a couple have brought the goods up the s...
by DiamondEcho
May 14th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Blind tasting of 2 good beers, side by side.

Blind tasted two similar beers, side by side, trying to understand what aspects and which I prefer. Poured in another room and brought to me as anonymous/unidentifiable. Left L- Mid chestnut, head swiftly reduced to partial cap/ring and lacing, clear 3.5/5 S- Puddingy, rich deep roast fruits/cherrie...
by DiamondEcho
May 11th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?
Replies: 59
Views: 5155

Re: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?

If that comes to pass, then I would probably move the bulk of my modest portfolio to Singapore and then go and live somewhere like The Isle of Man, or more promisingly, Thailand, where I believe overseas income is not taxed. Overseas income isn't taxed in Singapore either. That's another reason why...
by DiamondEcho
May 11th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Danny Baker fired by BBC over royal baby chimp tweet
Replies: 59
Views: 2248

Re: Danny Baker fired by BBC over royal baby chimp tweet

That is exactly what you suggested. It's how you interpreted it, not what I said. Mel Quote attribution fixed - Itsallaguess The same reply could come from Danny Baker, ' the problem is in your mind and not in my intention/actions '. But he hasn't been judged on that, he was judged summarily guilty...
by DiamondEcho
May 11th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Alcohol consumption...
Replies: 36
Views: 1368

Re: Alcohol consumption...

The colleague who fell ar$e-1st into the bin used to sit at desk puffing away on Capstans. 'Navy Full Cut' IIRC, untipped, and at that time the strongest smokes one might buy. We had a couple of ancient cockney crones who came around twice a day with a tea+biscuits trolley. They were straight out of...
by DiamondEcho
May 9th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Alcohol consumption...
Replies: 36
Views: 1368

Re: Alcohol consumption...

In the City, nearby (colleages at) Tate + Lyle had a full-on bar/pub in their office. The adjacent commodity brokers E.D.F+Man also had one. Next door to them we didn't, but we used to go to the pub over the road (that no longer exists) and get take-out trays of pints, carry them back over the road,...
by DiamondEcho
May 9th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 710
Views: 48969

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Yesterday I was in Waitrose (a quite large one), no Fuller's 1845 there but I was surprised that having seen zero beers there that are new to me for 2+ months, yesterday I saw they had 5! Perhaps it's seasonal rotation but the new ones aren't necessarily warmer weather beer. Of the 5 two are Greene ...
by DiamondEcho
May 4th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Buying beer via the web.
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Buying beer via the web.

Thanks for clarifying my crossed wires :) I'm going to have to keep a closer eye on their BBs on my next order, though have comfort they do flag any short/er-dates before you add to basket.
by DiamondEcho
May 3rd, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Buying beer via the web.
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Buying beer via the web.

[quote="PinkDalek"]Returning to your list (repeated below for ease of reference), prompted by your post (thank you!) I've been presented with the following, ordered from Beers of Europe. Only one bottle of each mind you, I'm a slow drinker when at home. I've included the best before dates ...
by DiamondEcho
April 26th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Buying beer via the web.
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Buying beer via the web.

1845 was one of my favourite beers at Tesco but that is one of the beers dropped. A few others that were decent have also gone. Now the shelves seem to have an abundance of IPA types. I prefer full bodied darker beers at 5% or greater, these seem to be the ones in short supply. I don't know how the...
by DiamondEcho
April 26th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Fuller's sell beer to Japanese Asahi
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Fuller's sell beer to Japanese Asahi

Picked up a bottle of 1845 from local (Calcot) Sainsburys last night, as I've never tried it. £1-70/btl (500ml) which is pretty reasonable If you buy it from the brewery it's £2.10/bottle, and even at that price I consider it a bargain, considering it's quality and ABV%. Aka plenty of faaar worse b...
by DiamondEcho
April 26th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Buying beer via the web.
Replies: 19
Views: 1153

Re: Buying beer via the web.

My local Tesco store seems to be reducing their range unfortunately. Are there any new ones I should look out for if they appear? Depends on where the stores are located. For example my local branch (west London) seems to stock an effectively static range of beers. Then a couple of weeks ago I was ...
by DiamondEcho
April 25th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: How Do I Invest
Topic: Speculative investing
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Speculative investing

So what do you plan to do with your -45% and +123% positions? You do have a plan, or is this 'speculation' well intended gambling, and any outcome can be put down as a useful learning experience, if not a profitable one? You remind me of me during my brief speculative period; before it went up in sm...

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