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  1. Well, the adventure begins for me today again. Did not seem too painful (I`ve signed on) Next step is too make a cv then try for a job at the NHS.....half hearted is me. According too the woman it will take a couple of weeks to appeal against being kicked out of esa.....probably longer. Seems to me to be you sign on for one week and then sign for 2 consecutive weeks from then on. Anyway, the weather smiled on me today..
  2. Thanks Winkie,. Yes there do seem to be plenty of easy jobs eg helping get people from ambulance to residences / serving tea and coffee......
  3. Thanks Crash.... Our local hospital employs over 10,000 people....maybe room for one more .
  4. Just got a letter yesterday from the department of work and pensions saying that my ESA will be stopped . So it looks like I`ll be heading off to the JC before landing myself a cozy little NHS job. Cleaning , or feeding , trolley pushing will do. BTW, I live near a massive hospital . Wish me luck people...
  5. Thanks Durham born....I`ll take your advice on ESA and JSA. They`re certainly taking their time...about a month so far. Meanwhile I`m working on my health and trying to lose weight. `Enjoying ` oats potato, rice diet, I think it`s costing me under 5 quid a week.
  6. Congats MattW ! and please remember to fight to keep it.
  7. Hello Jimmy.... and yoi otoshio or however you spell it !
  8. thanks jimmy...... We also had to fight against privatisation a few years ago.....went the day well. So, we are still council tenants AND our rents go down 1 % per year. Yay.
  9. Scored a bin mans sweat shirt about a year ago....it was rapped in plastic with the correct address and all. I`ll wear it tonight in celebration of the world of free stuff.
  10. Well....I just wear a T shirt under two fleeces for winter. Wash day is pretty simple too....
  11. I`m also on a breakfast and lunch only `diet`, Have been on it for 9 months...works well. Also I started checking Aldi prices for about 20 items starting 4.5 years ago. People talk about inflation but frankly I can`t see it.... As for Tesco........dead man walking.
  12. Well we were warned getting on for 1.5 years ago that we`d be 25% worse off if we left the EU.... Little by little we`re leaving but I`ve yet to see remoaners leaving. Maybe they`re creeping out in the dead of night to save embarrassment.
  13. The unanswerable question is how long can this go on.... 7 years is my guess.
  14. Mentally prepared mainly. You wake up one morning and realise you`ve got nothing....and you just go on.
  15. My bet is that we`ll get into the german 1945/1946 situation.....a currency reset in other words.. I`m prepped for this.....Meanwhile eat drink and be merry.
  16. Doesn't that mean you waking up on your 66th birthday (in my case) without so much of a pot to go wee wee in ?
  17. I don`t work. I am a council dweller. Says it all really....I`m unsuited to work...
  18. According to my old man (born in 1911 and long dead) no one had the money to buy a tank of petrol. We are truly suffering from 1st world problems as yet....
  19. Stop me if you`ve heard this one.....you probably have. Went to Japan 1989 to 2004. Made and then lost a lot of money. Came back to the UK with enough money to buy a house but didn't buy. Now just living on savings. The morel of this simple tale ? Don't push your luck ?
  20. Winter of discount tent going OK.....tent bought 2 years ago and not used yet. Have gone from van to motorbike to just a motorbike. 6 wheels to 2 wheels. Feel pretty happy about that. Of course being unemployed means I don't have turn out on frosty mornings. As usual I have to report no inflation (or just about) from Aldi. Council rent still falling 1% per year....Yaas!
  21. Thanks....I`ve put my cross. Seems that they only need a few more. I`m interested in hemp panels . Hemp is super cheap and tough !
  22. Good to see Aldi and Lidl running neck and neck.....this will keep them (the Germans) price competitive, possibly for a few years at least. I still manage to keep my spending at Aldi down to 10 or 12 quid a week. BTW. look out for fruit bushes @ £1.79 this Thursday .
  23. Well, I`ve got a set of `patio` chairs` (Hartman) c1985 made of solid plastic ....as used by car wash men country wide. Interested ? On second thoughts maybe I hang on to them, maybe they`ll be worth quite a bit in a couple of years.
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