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Trevor Werewolf

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  1. There is too much wistful sentiment on this site. Things won't return to the way they were before, the country has changed too quickly for the worst... Why stay in a country that constantly takes the piss out of you and your opinions? Your standard of living has eroded away so quickly, you now accept it as a normal condition. The norm being a position of permanent concern, worry, fear and stress. You only have ONE life, don't waste it living in a miserable, dirty, overcrowded dump! I emigrated to Western Australia 15 months ago, and although I haven't got a job (yet!) it's still the bes
  2. Hi Smurf It looks like were almost a year behind you then, our crazy time was August/September 2004, although the crappy local newspaper has reported rises of 44% in the past year! I don't know what Tassie's like, but the whole of WA looks like a building site with houses being built everywhere and seemingly going up overnight! I really think there's going to be an overabundance of property in the coming years, which will hopefully reduce prices even further! Although nothing appears to be selling here at the moment the EA's are still recruiting new staff - it seems that every other perso
  3. I saw him on tele last night. I thought his statement was quite brave, as I'm sure he's going to get a lot of stick from his colleagues ...... but could he have an ulterior motive? His statement was instintly dismissed by some other dullard 'expert' who said this won't happen because of interest rates ....yawn! No sign of prices dropping here in WA, although houses are sticking around for a long time. Next door neighbours place has been on the market for well over a year at $590,000 and no offers. Median houses around here are staying on the market for longer as well ... no suprise really a
  4. Totally agree with the last two posts. It's a shame that this site does attract the pig ignorant, who by the very nature of their predictable, unimaginative posts, demonstrate their lack of intelligence, I don't know about working harder, maybe you should try thinking harder? Or have you never travelled within a mile's radius of your naff little world? In 1993 I spent two weeks at sea photographing a fishing boat crew from Newlyn in Cornwall. Most of them don't own their own boats, they rent them from someone else and basically what they catch is what they earn. In a lot of cases this is
  5. Hello HWD I left the UK in August 2004 for many of the reasons that you mention. The country has had it, there's no two ways about that! If it does recover from the moronic state that it's in, it's going to take several years to do so. Do you really want to spend any more of your one and only life just existing in a country ran by a bunch of *u**s who have no respect for it's citizens? I still find it very sad that people have been brainwashed into accepting and allowing nobhead 'culture' to seemingly dominate the country! When I was younger it was cool to be different and creative....to b
  6. King Canute never told the sea to go back because he believed he had power over it. He did it to prove to his subjects that he was merely human and DIDN'T have any special powers! Sorry to be pedantic, but it annoys me that people always get this wrong!
  7. RFD I'm an expat living in Western Australia. I left the UK in August 2004 and took around 100K with me. A large chunk of this has now gone as I haven't been able to find a job and I'm not allowed to claim any benefits. Why did I leave the UK? You're right nothing to do with the weather, quite simply I wanted a better life for me and my family. There's def. something to be said about cramped living conditions and violence. I used to commute to Oxford from Northampton on a daily basis sometimes by car, sometimes on motobike. I would encounter some sort of road rage every day of the week. Hav
  8. I've just had a call from my brother in England with a very amusing tale about an amateur BTL landlord we both know! For want of a better title I shall call this rather smug and annoying bloke, 'Mr Thick'. About four years ago, Mr Thick aquired a 'portfolio' (ha,ha,ha how pretensious!) of ten ex-council houses in the salubrious, crime ridden Northamptonshire dump of Corby - 100% mortgage on each property! He told me at the time that 'He was going to make millions and would never have to work again'! Indeed, he packed in his job as a BT engineer to become a full-time landlord and 'man of le
  9. Lets hope they drop by at least 80%! I spent a large part of my twenties in Newlyn/Penzance and can honestly say I was shocked and angry the last time I visited Penzance at Xmas two years ago. The atmosphere of the place had completely changed. It used to be such a wonderful, happy, vibrant place to visit, but it felt like all the life and uniqueness had been sucked out of it. I hardly heard a local Cornish accent. Instead the place seemed to full of identikit middle class tossers with very loud voices - the type who talks loudly in art galleries because he's insecure, but wants you to thin
  10. If they're still living in the UK a very worrying immediate future. I emigrated to Western Australia last August, because I could see nothing but a bleak, directionless existance for myself and my kids. There is TOO MUCH wrong with the UK now. 1. It is massively overcrowded. The quality of life for the majority is utter shit, although I'm sure the majority don't realise it and if they do, they don't know what to do about it apart from moan! 2. If you live in a terrace street anywhere in the UK it is virtually impossible to park a car. So what will it be like in another ten years? It's also
  11. I'm fairly new to this forum, so my apolgies if this subject has been covered before. Having had many bad experiences with slimey, disingenous EA's and to avoid having to suffer their shallow, predictable, identikit personalities, I decided that when it came to selling my property, I'd by-pass them completely and sell my house myself. I advertised my three bed terrace in Northampton in April 2004 through an internet company called Mypropertyforsale.com. I provided all the photographs and blurb for the web ad and they provided me with a sign to put outside the house. Within two weeks I'd sold
  12. I'm Really Bored were responsible for the initial higher pricing in Abington - then the rest of the herd followed suit! I think it was also these cretins who started to 'widen' the Abington area! Since when has St Edmunds End - Cyril Street/Ethel Street/Edith Street or Kettering Road area St. Michaels Mount/Perry Street etc been in Abington? Ever since Estate agents realised that 'Abington' was a good 'brand' name and they could con Joe Public into believing it. Tell a big enough lie for long enough and people believe it! I truly hope they disappear down the drain ASAP!
  13. I'm sick of seeing what I think are misleading and innaccurate EA descriptions ie: "Four storey townhouse" when the property is really the bog standard two floors with an attic and a cellar! Is this type of description technically correct and legal? Can anyone tell me what the correct definition of a storey IS in bulding terms? The OED describes a storey as: 'the whole of the rooms in a building having a continous floor'. If this is the case, then surely any house with an attic and a cellar is four storey! Somebody please tell me this is wrong!
  14. Hi Bart You're certainly right about the middle class areas of Sheffield. I still think it could be one of the most beautiful cities in England, if only they could sort the city centre out a bit more! Most people who've never spent much time in the city seem to have the idea that it's full of endless smog stained terraced streets - far from it! - OK there are a few! Pitsmoor, Bramhall Lane, London Road areas sping to mind! I used to live in Harcourt road, right at the end of Crookes Moor Road. Wasn't some of the Full Monty stuff shot down the other side of there?... is it Philadelphia?....t
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