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Battenberg

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    Obviously mental what with being a burd and all.

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  1. Give 'em a vote with 3 options. Leave the UK, be part of the EU Leave the UK, leave the EU. Stay in the UK, ergo leave the EU. Then let's see what they really want and be done with it.
  2. I've always thought he's been in the running for years. Not sure why, just something about him.
  3. Just found this on my iPad. This is what we were up against. If you aren't planning on staying long perhaps you can get away with giving it a lick of paint.
  4. Agreed about the health issues. We left there two years ago now. My kids haven't been sick since we moved. They had recurring problems when we lived in that damp mouldy house, particularly their chests. It finally came to a head for us when the rain would come in under the front room window and I found my curtain pole on the floor one morning because the wall was so wet and crumbly it fell out. Landlord claimed he couldn't afford repairs and then somehow afforded to leave it empty for over a year when we left, seemingly not missing the £675 pm rent. It's recently sold for around 260k. Good l
  5. I agree it looks like condensation. We had this problem in our previous home. It had a flat concrete roof in the utility space just off the kitchen. The kitchen had a window but there was a conservatory built on to it so opening it only meant cooking steam went in there instead. The utility ceiling would get so wet it would drip on your head and not long after we moved in it started looking exactly as you picture. It was a result of the warm air in a house with five people living there hitting a very cold uninsulated roof. It was only a small space and we rectified it by putting up some k
  6. We have loads of Himalayan balsam along the route where I walk the dog. There are only a few houses along the route valued between 500-900k and I noticed in the summer that it's crept into their gardens. The council don't seem bothered about it running along the riverbank. Not sure how big an issue that particular plant is compared to knotweed.
  7. Because of floor space. In July I previewed and ordered for SS15. Some brand's SS lines arrive as early as December. Not far into January and whilst SS is still arriving I'll start forward ordering for AW15. The reason Next will be having this issue is because they're AW lines are already coming into stores but the weather is still too good for anyone to be interested in buying as you've said. Companies such as Next would have forecast and booked their orders with the manufacturers and organised the deliveries months ago.
  8. As you predicted. It appears it was "snapped up" the same day http://www.dailymail...-North-Sea.html
  9. I thought the council contracting companies in now to do their work. I didn't think they bothered employing their own workmen these days. Recently, some council homes up from us have been refurbished, new kitchens, bathrooms central heating etc. Talking to one of the tenants it was contractors that were doing it all, the council were just overseeing it.
  10. The thread isn't about Amazon. I've noticed a decline in service but I thought it was just me that felt like this simply because I run my own business and always try to offer the best service possible. My standards are high. I always strive to help my customers the best way possible for example with special orders on stuff they can't get hold of, particularly in quantity. Some of this stuff is available to the big high street chains and I've been told a number of times lately by customers that they are being advised that lines have been discontinued simply because the shops can't be bothe
  11. I had this problem too. I can't change my avatar for something festive
  12. The unit I'm looking at is approx. 1800 sq ft and the business rates are approx. £9200 with a 40ish% discount. I see.
  13. That's not what I'm seeing. I'm currently moving to new premises in Wales and the business rates are dependant on the number of sq ft. There is business rate relief, which I believe is 40% but is it's still a lot to pay out for what feels like nothing. I looked at a place twice the size where the rent was manageable but thy time you added on business rates and the insulting maintenance fee which covered mowing 10 sq ft outside the unit it doubled the cost. I would have taken a shop in the high street but the rents are ridiculous. It would seem that the people who own these empty shops and un
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