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Dangerous Woman

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  1. Lovely! Perhaps this chap could come along as well.
  2. I like his solution. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm462067968/tt0434409
  3. Apparently houses only ever go up in value. It's the law.
  4. Link found on another thread, truly bad, but on a more domestic scale. http://www.homesonview.co.uk/Scripts/FullD...mp;PID=WCP02085
  5. I thought HSBC was Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank? Don't know where they're based though.
  6. Yes, fabulous one room living, cook, eat, live, wash up, do laundry, iron, all in the same place. Saves on walking. Why don't they put the toilet in there as well?
  7. I even have a separate dining room, but my house is about 400 years old.
  8. Back in the last recession a friend of mine bought a tiny flat in this building for a fortune. http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=h...l%3Den%26sa%3DG A Housing Association came to view as they were not selling and rejected them as they did not meet their space or storage requirements. When will developers ever learn? We just keep going round in circles. I would like to nominate this building for a place on this thread - I think it's earned it. http://www.dandara.com/new-apartments-heme...ge/summary-1769
  9. Over £80k for a 25% share? Did I read that right? It's a ready-made slum!
  10. Does the name of the firm begin with an S and end with an s?
  11. It was me! And I own a real pearl necklace. Not a spunky one.
  12. I heard the only antiques unaffected by a recession are musical instruments. Don't know why.
  13. What to make of Kirstie Allsopp? The valkyrie of vacant possession, a strident, snorting hockey captain who, along with that fey bald bloke, made homes into game shows. I swing from feelings of embarrassed fondness to pillow-biting fury. Sometimes, I think she’s a bit of a lumpy treasure; at others, that she should be hanging from her own curtain tassels. Almost all the girls I’ve known all my life have been more or less like Kirstie. In a blaze of intimate self-publicity, she leapt from the sinking property market, abandoning the leftover bald bloke, and bought a derelict house in Devon, which she is doing up on a frayed, genteel shoestring, to show the rest of us how to have a cosy, tasteful recession. The wondering about Kirstie is over. She has become a bosomy Wodehousian monster. Who on earth commissioned this format, of a middle-class, strident, plummy wife of a property millionaire, speculating on a £300,000 second home, who goes on to tell the mortgage-strapped, indebted, fearful workers that what they really ought to be doing is finding local artisans, throwing their own pots, blowing their own glasses, knitting their own toilet paper and going through the skips of their betters to make lovely, lovely, cosy, cosy, get-together light supper areas? Kirstie’s Homemade Home is such a monstrously patronising piece of class-bound, lady-bountiful do-goodery that it would beggar Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield to come up with a more cynical satire. Kirstie has crossed the threshold to become one of television’s undead. She now believes that what she has to say is important, that it’s real, instead of being simply light entertainment. We can only hope she finds some darling, ever so clever little local ropemonger. What’s truly disappointing, but I suppose unsurprising, is that she has such class-bound, predictable taste. It looks like the Princess Diana memorial holiday home — what’s technically known as late-1990s naff.
  14. If it can happen here with all our excessive red tape and regulation, what is the likelihood of it happening in a third world (athough probably not for much longer, that will be us) country.
  15. I've had very varied experiences with them; some are great and some are unspeakably awful. The problem is one of consistency.
  16. Looking forward to those melamine hob nobs. Yum!
  17. Didn't Cadbury get fined for selling contaminated chocolate? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6900467.stm
  18. Actually, I think it might be Sibley.
  19. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they make you do this in Scotland. If I'm right.
  20. I'd find out where a particular BTL spiv has his houses and offer all his tenants free accommodatuon if they move out, having smeared poo on the walls (cu*t owes me money). :angry:
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