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About Normski

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  1. London? Shouldnt you be looking in Gloucester? Just don't go there in a shower of rain.
  2. The Met office has the forecast at 8 degrees for the next week. Hardly Moscow. But yes, our fuel oil usage is the highest since we moved to this house (4th winter). Up til now the November fill-up has lasted till April. We've got a week left, the tanker is due on Friday. £650 a pop.
  3. Would the currently successful Land Rover/Range Rover factory based there have an effect?
  4. A U-turn? From this government? Never.
  5. Good. If ever there was a good idea gone bad, Argos is it.
  6. Good. Of ever there was a good idea gone bad, Argos is it.
  7. FWIW I've had £10,000 in PB (1 block) for 2 years now. Won a total of £175 (7 x £25) spread fairly evenly through that time. I don't recommend PB to friends.
  8. Nothing personal buddy, but I really hope you've called this one wrong. Best of luck in your new cave.
  9. Very interesting, and promising, data. At present it seems a 2% swing either way could well be merely noise. It's in the right direction, though. Keep building your data and it'll become more and more reliable. Well done.
  10. For clarity, and because I can't edit cos I'm on a phone, the house above is in a small villiage 3 miles west of Chelteham. And for all the overpriced tat that is currently around, the above house is the worst example of overpricing that I've found locally. £400K should still buy a decent house around these parts. Just not a boomers ex-council house. The other example I have is in the same villiage - but down at the 'posh end'. On at £1.6M. Been for sale for 2 years, originally at £1.3M. They upped the price a year ago. I feel doomed.
  11. Without wishing to high jack your thread, I thought the exact same thoughts when my wife brought home the particulars of this house on Tuesday. http://m.rightmove.co.uk/quickPage.html;jsessionid=68A8FB1EEA4CFF2E10B01C269FD1AE51?page=8&cc=html5%2Fhomepage.html%3Fgoto%3DHOMEPAGE#details A 2 bed ex-council semi (blurb says 3 bed, but the EA accidentally mixed up a third bedroom with the attic). The villiage is one of our target areas, but it's not exactly picture-perfect. No pub for a start. Or shop. Or even bus stop. Just a post box and elderly villiage folk. How anyone thinks a 2 bed council house is worth nearly £400K is truly beyond me. No garage or even off-road parking. Scabby exterior. Dear God. I feel a bit I'll just thinking about it.
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