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  1. Insurance quote

    Our eldest (25) pays £1,100 on her 5 year old Audi A1 1.4 TFSI S-Line. That's with no claims on it (I mean 6 years no claims bonus). Her first premium on a MINI Cooper was £2,300. However, Lloyds had me laughing my socks off when the renewal on my 78,000 mile, 4 year old, 520d, worth tuppence (maybe £11k) went from £300 to.....£828. I had, admittedly, accumulated a further 3 points (giving me 6), but really?
  2. Hmmmmm

    924 Turbo, yes. Any other 924, no. 944 Turbo or, even better, a 944 Cab, yes. 928, absolutely. I still don't understand who pays the kind of money for 924's that those cars are advertised at, if anyone. You've got to be a real enthusiast of the brand/model or someone with far too much money to spend and not bothered what you blow it on.
  3. School trip dilemma

    There are plenty of holiday destinations I won't even consider right now. Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey being three of them. I just see those as being risks I can avoid without much trouble. However, London on general election day isn't something I'd perceive as more of a risk than, say, Leicester on election day. In many respects, they've shown they'll target anywhere and anything, so London isn't necessarily going to be higher on their list. It could be argued it is now a less likely target due to the increased security measures. Let's be honest, how many of us would have said "It'll be a pop concert in Manchester where the majority are teenage girls". That's the most terrifying thing of all, we could all make decisions based on what we perceive to be targets, but the reality is that nothing appears to be out of bounds for them.
  4. Corbyn

    I think the pollsters have yet again got it terribly wrong. I still expect a Tory landslide.
  5. School trip dilemma

    The reason I said to let her go ahead was based on the fact we don't know where their next target is. With Manchester being attacked, why is London more likely? It could be Newcastle, Birmingham or Leicester. Do we stop our kids going out altogether?
  6. Football results today

    Banter to the point of bullying? There are 18 players. Increased by 5 since a tosser left. I can't be bothered with another word.
  7. Football results today

    Football is football. You either get the spirit of football related jokes or, well, you don't.
  8. School trip dilemma

    p.s. he wasn't a milkman. He was a photographers assistant and the shot was completely staged.
  9. Football results today

    I wouldn't be worried about missing out on the Champions League, Chris. I mean, it's not as if Arsenal have ever stood a chance of winning it anyway. Make do with winning another Europa League Cup. How many of those do you have already? It's a shame the Cup Winners Cup isn't around these days, you could have added one of those to your collection of, ummm, how many of those? But hey, perhaps another Premier League title as you've obviously won hoards of those in the last 14 years, yes? p.s. I shall be supporting Chelsea and hoping it is an absolute battering for Arsenal.
  10. School trip dilemma

    I don't see any difference to any other day in all honesty. London is London and a general election day is, if anything, going to see even more security. I'd let her go.
  11. Football results today

    *cough* +1 EFL Cup. +1 UEFA Europa League Cup. +1 Champions League qualification. Any Arsenal fans around?
  12. Football results today

    Bradford were bloody awful. What a shame that Millwall fans are now doing what they do best - acting like morons on the pitch. MIllwall deserved to win that, they were the better team by far, but it is soooo disappointing for football because of their fans.
  13. Football results today

    Let's be honest, the only people on earth who aren't supporting Bradford City today - are Millwall fans.
  14. Mental Monster Truck vid

    Interesting that you say that. I find them very, very boring. I can completely understand why the 'once would be enough' would turn out to be true. That video is very impressive towards the end, but prior to that, I find it immensely boring.
  15. Buy to let novice - first of many questions!

    Well, yes, one could see how another council and another location could do that, but.... The property is 400 yards from his office.
  16. Buy to let novice - first of many questions!

    Here is one that some of my FB friends are aware of. I have to go to our vacant 3-storey office property to meet a local council official. The office qualifies for being exempt of rates - due to being vacant. However, I have to meet them to prove it is vacant - because they've called to say that when they've visited the property, there has never been anyone in.... FFS.
  17. New pants please

    Part of me wishes that lorry had hit the car to shut that bloody woman up.
  18. Karcher: K2 or K4?

    I bought a K4 just over 6 years ago and it is still going strong today (it'll probably break tomorrow). I also bought the patio cleaning attachment and that is the biggest waste of money ever.
  19. New company car time

    p.s. my personal favourite is the Wiki App. Driving along, it knows where you are. It displays a list of Wiki articles on your location and you can get it to read them to you. This is where I pick up all my boring facts from. I listen to it for hours and hours....
  20. New company car time

    I used to play games with Eco Pro and the trophy/stars feature of acceleration and braking. I did the same short trip of 5 miles and then back, and the challenge was to get 5 stars for both elements (acc/brake). I then realised it was driving me insane and stopped after about a year of self-torture.
  21. New company car time

    You stopped? Wimp. I did 2 x 4 hour trips yesterday with no stops and I've done Brighton/Bournemouth without stopping many a time.
  22. What is it? Volvo?

    Definitely the S90 rear.
  23. Boxing thread

    It's the age old argument with fighters of his type and I don't disagree with the general 'doubt'. However, I'm not convinced he'll be a gassed out mess. Tired, yes, but not knackered. He's very young and very fit, and he's not looked even remotely tired when he's gone 6 rounds so far. Plus, Klitschko is no spring chicken and there is the obvious flaw of his chin. If Joshua connects, I think it'll be over very quickly.
  24. Boxing thread

    AJ by TKO or KO, by round 7.
  25. CHAVMOBILE Spotting...

    Rolled your car, again?