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  1. I sadly get to spend a lot of my life in hotels up and down the country. The prices crashed back in '08 and '09 but I've noticed they have shot straight back up this year. Eg a bog-standard, bland, soul-destroying single room in the Holiday Inn in Glasgow was quoted at £128 per night a few weeks back. They are even worse down south - I think the Holiday Inn in Woking is something like £138 for a single - back to the '07 prices. I think B&B's in the larger cities are now up at around £50 again. The best value is some of the old coaching inns and pubs that now have rooms. You get some ver
  2. TBF, you should be ashamed of yourself
  3. As usual I've been clobbered by this lot again. Thanks to bitter experience I now check thoroughly any coding notice that comes through. Sure enough there is now an unexplainable tax underpayment of £400 that they want back over the course of the next tax year. No explaination, nothing. So I phoned them up and the poor sod who answered frankly didn't know what they were doing and told me to write them a letter (!). Write them a letter? This is the 21st century? So I said goodbye and rung them straight back and got someone who was on the ball. They are now investigating it and are going to l
  4. I was in that pub a month or so back. He's still there and all his bar staff are easy on the eye. I was drowning my sorrows after a visit to a pizza place cost me nearly forty quid for a pizza and a pint. Must be great if you can earn and save the local currency with a view to coming home after a few years. For foreign totty then I have to say that a visit to Poland last week was good. Mind you, it was the only good thing about the place, the bit I was in was horrible.
  5. The most pitiful sight in any workplace is that of the "Company Man". Excruciating.
  6. A bit sad really. You expect people to air this stuff in private, this just makes him look childish. If I was a prospective employer of his then I would think twice about employing the man. No style. No style at all.
  7. Yep. Here's the answer. My work has sent me all over the UK over the last ten years, and Shropshire is a well kept secret. Don't tell everyone though...
  8. Rightmove is just asking prices. Asking prices are all over the place. You can see rightmove listings with two bed flats next to three bed houses for the same money. I don't think asking prices reflect reality.
  9. As usual Cynicus has some ideas. He doesn't specifically mention house prices, but you can see where this might end up.
  10. There's an American guy I know - a geologist in the oil industry. His company relocated him to Aberdeen. He stuck it out for six months before he gave his company an ultimatum: relocate him out of there or he would quit. Now this is a genuinely nice bloke, but he couldn't get his head round people actually choosing to live there - he'd lived all over the world and he thought Aberdeen was just too miserable. Fortunately his company saw sense and relocated him down here in Richmond. As for Teddington prices - they seem down but holding up better than the national figures. Rents have dropped
  11. I would guess the average salary in Saltdean to be someting like 20-odd K. It's just a suburban sprawl outside Brighton where old people go to die. Still, who wouldn't want to live in a concrete box converted from some old Butlins hotel? Worth 450k of anyone's money... Clicky It's a polished turd. Fits the overpriced shithole tag perfectly. I'm from down that way. Gobsmacked.
  12. And it probably wont make me very popular, but you can't have irresponsible lending without irresponsible borrowing. And yes, the finance community should take the majority of blame for their exotic CDO's and CDS and all that stuff, (lets not do all that on a Friday night) but I think that the overborrowed and irresponsible who thought that massive leverage on property would make them instantly rich need to take a long hard look in the mirror....
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