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Everything posted by keef

  1. Wow, that's a great resource they've created, thanks for posting (although this might eat up my evening tonight).
  2. I love Property Bee! One of the best tools ever in our realm, thanks so much to the folks who put the work in & administer the DB. I too would like to contribute. Mucho Lovos ...
  3. Dream Home (2010) "A woman has dreamed of owning a flat by the harbour all her life and works two jobs to raise sufficient funds. However, her obsession with the property gradually drives her insane and as house prices rise, she takes to murdering anyone who comes between her and her fantasy residence." http://www.radiotimes.com/film/cdc69/dream-home -- What a brilliant idea, if you get gazumped just bump off your competition & the place is yours! Wish I'd thought of that before ...
  4. Well I said 55:45 for NO on Tuesday, but as I didn't have the balls to put any money on it then it doesn't really count. Funny that I'm going to bed now & I might possibly wake up in a different country. Catch ya in 7 hours
  5. I still think it'll be ~55:45 for NO. But if they do go then England needs to jettison NI & Wales in short shrift & get on with the future.
  6. I'm guessing we won't declare any wars until we've got our planes.
  7. Yeah, bloody people with money, eh? Roll on the revolution! Nice to see you posting here though, Mr. Prescott.
  8. You *are* joking, right? I bought this in 1999, when did Jobs 'invent' his iPod again? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_PMP300 He spent his last 15 years plagiarising, beautifying & bullying, unfortunately. On topic, I think Apple are going to discover it's the Dr. Dre link people buy Beats 'phones for, once that's gone what have you got left? Actually it'll be a perfect fit for Apple products post-Jobs ...
  9. I read the article this morning and thought: 1) He's a financial compliance officer but is incapable of properly managing his personal income. 2) £120k is considered the top end of middle income by that newspaper - absolutely ridiculous. Both points covered already but now my opinion is hosted on the interweb forever too I basically just thought the guy an absolute dick.
  10. In fact he has his own thread here: http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=174481
  11. Lee Hendrie - lived near me, just google him for loads of stories on his losses. He's still richer than you or I, mind. God, he looks ill though.
  12. Blooody Hell, I'm about to go to bed, you'll give me nightmares, mate!
  13. silver Surfer - Interesting, maybe I shouldn't put it off too much then, mate Durhamborn - That's a good point, some of my hobbies are a bit expensive, but I doubt I'll do too much mountain biking or motorbiking after I'm 50. Though I'll still probably buy gadgets I have absolutely no use for (Tablets? Useless things). As the OP intimates, it's a bit of a guessing game, this!
  14. Yup, sounds as though you're thinking like me. My outgoings don't include water rates, I forgot about that one, but my car & house are new so I don't worry about those, I get phone & broadband paid for by work etc. However I look at it I can't get it to £300 (which surprises me too). The pension part you mention is in my mind too, & to be honest I do want to enjoy later life (mainly travelling) so when push comes to shove I might carry on working for a few more years. In terms of the OP, I could live on £10k p.a. today but only if I gave up all the traveling I do, and without that I would be unhappy. Of course, if I meet a lady then all of this is out the window & I'll be working until 70 at least ...
  15. This thread is getting spooky, I own my home & have £250k in the bank; I'm currently trying to work out how soon I can retire (I'm 42). My outgoings (including Council Tax & motoring, not including food or fun things) are £257 per month; my income from interest alone is £527 (though that bond expires next year) and my salary is substantial. I reckon I'll do three more years then jack it in, downsize my house & have around £400k to live on. Given the unhealthy lifestyle I lead that'll do me & if I surprise myself & reach 60 there's always Sainsbury's for pocket money. Oh, and yes, I'm single with no kids.
  16. Warwickshire CC took four emails & three weeks to reply to me but it's sorted now - it feels good to have taken a few dozen pence off the robbing swines ...
  17. I think it looks fantastic, I'd love to own it - but I'm about £4m short About the same as she was when she bought it actually.
  18. The bill should be sent to one (Lord) John Prescott - a complete idiot of a human being. And I'm currently enjoying watching the local vandals from the enforced 'affordable homes' area of my new development ripping down newly planted tress, scrawling graffiti on walls & pushing shopping trolleys into the river. Strange that the kids from this side aren't doing it. God bless the Prescott.
  19. I've done it once, in 1999 at a Lloyds TSB (as was) ATM. I'd printed out a mini statement & something odd was on it so whilst stood there trying to work out what it was the machine took my cash back into the dispenser. After walking away & realising I went back & spoke to a teller & she said not to worry & that it just wouldn't be debited. And it wasn't - all automatic. Yours is certainly a strange letter to receive all these years later! Don't blow it all at once, eh?
  20. Fergus is on C4 News right now ... I don't think he's trying to make any friends there
  21. I'd be interested to see her figures on this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/houseprices/10531165/House-prices-down-5pc-over-ten-years-in-real-terms.html Hmmm ...
  22. For years I've wondered why so many of the polytechnics changed their name to 'XXXX Metropolitan University' - you've finally answered that one for me! Quite a sly little trick & it explains why now, after twenty years, some of them are dropping the Met tag - Birmingham City University did it last year too.
  23. I flogged mine at ~480p this afternoon so ~£330 for doing nothing. We'll have to see where they go from here but I don't think they're currently worth that & I think they'll be a volatile hold in the coming year or two. I only bought in cos the float price was definitely too low. Good luck to those who hold, you're braver than me
  24. Yet it's exactly the type of policy they'd have rejoiced at under Bliar/Brown. Indecent, 'independent' broadcasters.
  25. It looks like they reserve it initially but they do actually withdraw the whole lot from your account, my £10k has gone today after chipping in yesterday. Hopefully they'll keep the lot, about time I got something for nothing
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