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  1. Happy Handel is back You could not be more fervent from the truth.
  2. I work in Teddington and have done for 16 years, looked at buying about 6 years ago but was out of reach, love the place. I looked up today and was really surprised to see I could just about afford there today. I think the prices will fall but very similar to my oppinion and that of others about Esher. Drops of probably 10% but could hit 15 or 20%. Problem we all have is, it`s a guessing game. I will ask the many people we have who live in or around Teddingon for there views and come back to you.
  3. That scenario was sent to me by a teacher, lots of tounge in cheek but the scenario you highlighted does have some hidden truths in regards Happy Slapping and postings on youtube etc.
  4. Just need everyone to hold there nerve and wait until the prices are right before flooding back onto the market again. Problem is I counted at least 4 people on this thread alone that will be looking in the same areas at similar prices. I suppose it`s just down to what you can afford and are prepared to pay for something. Good luck to all you all
  5. Lots of competition soon when the EA`s are all walking the streets, they are truly experienced in shafting everone
  6. No chance, the nearest people to me are my employees and they will think I am a ****** looking to offload them. Maybe I am
  7. I think we will find many people who have bought recently and extended themselves to the limit in a very similar position soon. This includes those in full time work. Not much chance of selling either
  8. Just out of curiosity, how long ago were the 4-bed+ houses available at 400-550k ? edited cos it all went wrong
  9. About 10 years if I was sensible but my wife is not, so change that to 5 years. We could alway eat the kids.
  10. Fool, she will be great at screwing you, problem is she`s probably screwed many others too. Anyway she probably won`t be an EA for very long, Go for it DCA!!!
  11. It`s amazing really, Chessington over the years had an awful reputation but I have owned 3 houses over the last 14 years in and around the area and I am honestly bemused by the comments. I think the rep came from the old days of it being well known for just a Zoo ????. I moved from Fulham and Hook/Chessington was one area that was cheap enough for me to buy at 3x salary all those years ago.
  12. Did he keep the house after Ingrid went for his nuts, used to see him lots but not for a while.
  13. I looked up your 800k example, also showing as you said with Gas Pees for 850k and also with Hawes and co at 815k. They must be really desparate to shift that one. Would really suit us but about 150k from where I would feel comfortable, area suits as well as in the catchment area and en-route to Teddington (Work). At present STR in (Hook Posh part of Chessington, Honest). Cheaper rent and like yourself, leaves me in a good place to save like hell. Get there one day
  14. I had to make do with girly `Shopper` bike, the one with the basket on the front, nearest I got to a Chopper. Come to think of it, I made do with everything, Dad made me a friggin skateboard, whilst others kids had the big wooden ones with the pink wheels....Bast'rds. That shopper bike was narf fast though..........................................
  15. Hello Bobthe.... If that is correct regarding just a possible -10% . then that is slightly dissapointing. I suppose when the time is right there will be some forced gems and as you have just demonstrated. The clever money is unfortunately smooching up to the blood sucking agents. My problem is convincing Mrs Dosh to hold her nerve when she sees more significant falls in the near future
  16. I agree with the 1945 to 1965 period, but Brideshead revisited.... Behave yourself!!
  17. White dog poo...... Dogs who ate Marrow Bone produce the once very famous white turd. We was always told as nippers that it was poodles that were responsible. You would still see white poo today but we have slightly improved in our efforts to pick it up. Jumpers for goal posts...... and the classic sliding tackle in the park... to then realise that you are covered in poop. enjoy your breakfast
  18. also posted this recently but quite apt for this thread, apoologies BOD I know you read this before, enjoy School Attitudes 1977 vs. School 2007 Scenario 1: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school. 1977 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up mates. 2007 - Police are called, Armed Response Unit arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Mobiles phones with evidence of fight are confiscated. Both are charged with assault, ASBOs are taken out and suspended even though Johnny started it. Diversionary conferences and parent meetings conducted. Mobile phone video shown on 6 internet sites. Scenario 2: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students. 1977 - Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given 6 of the best. Returns to class, sits still and never disrupts the class again. 2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Counselled to death. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. School gets extra funding because Jeffrey has a disability. Jeffrey drops out of school. Scenario 3: Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him the slipper. 1977 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normally, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman. 2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. Psychologist convinces Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mum has an affair with the psychologist. Psychologist gets a promotion. Scenario 4: Mark brings cigarettes to school . 1977 - Mark shares a smoke with the school principal out on the smoking area. 2007 - Police are called and Mark is expelled from School for drug possession. His car is searched for drugs and weapons. Scenario 5: Mohammed fails GCSE English. 1977 - Mohammed retakes his exam, passes and goes to college. 2007 - Mohammed's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally, insisting that making English a requirement in school is racist. Civil Liberties Association files class action lawsuit against state school system and his English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Mohammed is given his qualification anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English. Scenario 6: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers, puts them in a model plane paint bottle and blows up an anthill. 1977 - Ants die. 2007 - MI5 and police are called and Johnny is charged with perpetrating acts of terrorism. Teams investigate parents, siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly with American airlines ever again. Scenario 7: Johnny falls during playtime and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him. 1977 -Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing. 2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy; becomes gay.
  19. Posted this earlier on another thread but loved it so much. here it is again, sorry According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because... Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip flops and fluorescent 'clackers' on our wheels. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the passenger seat was a treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same. We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no one actually died from this. We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day and no one minded. We did not have Playstations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them. We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again. We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue we learned to get over it. We walked to friend's homes. We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school, we didn't rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out,nor did the live stuff live inside us forever. We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. We had the luck to grow up as real kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.
  20. I know!!! It`s mad. Can you believe my parents house was on the New Kings Road In Fulham, right at the bottom of the kings Road. ( Fulham was working class and community based then) Brings a new meaning to being Pi55 poor. No hot water, Bath once a week (Tin Bath) from boiling kettle, half the house was not used as it was derelict. Great, Great days, plenty of old bomb sites to play on though and no keeping up with the Joneseys... They had fu'# all either. I now have three toilets ( All indoors ) and people wonder why the victorian drains/sewers can`t cope anymore. Our old house is now three flats. If only my parents knew what would happen to property prices. I could have inherited a BTL Portfolio
  21. We used to have an outside crapper ( No light ) and a bucket in the bedroom for doing a wee. Twas always a Winter of Discontent
  22. You seem to have the velgud factor Good luck and keep posting
  23. What the hell was the alternative to Thatcher/Tories during that period. More of the same?!!! We all have our own political ideals but in truth not one party/person could ever deliver to every voter. We vote normally for the lesser of two evils and to be honest voting Tory in my house gave us the belief that we could better ourselves. Having the audacity to go for it oviously makes me a greedy basta'rd. Following that 80`s greed-philosophy, if that is what I have done has left me and my children in a comfortable place, Then shame on Me!!! I once again find we are in the same depressing hole again after too many years of labour government. She may have sold off council houses but this current shower of shite have sold the country away We need to find some identity again. I work hard, steal from no-one and pay my taxes. What was the alternative then and what is it now?
  24. I`m 40 and remember the winter of discontent. Shocking times, unemployment, rubbish not collected for weeks, Power strikes. They should wheel Maggie in for another term.
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