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  • larry replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 2 months, 1 week ago

    I gave up anything with Aspartame in it years ago, it made me so ill I could barely function. I caused panic at work when I become so light sensitive I locked myself in a store room and went to sleep. After that my boss insisted I went to the doctors, it was the pharmacy that twigged what it was. The moment I cut out aspartame from my diet I was…[Read more]

  • @logi I do see what you are saying, I think they are just super fussy, thankfully they no longer live in the area. I only deal with the letting agent, the property had been on the market for a month, which is unusual for a 1 bed round here, I did ask the agent and he was said that the landlord had turned down a few people that wanted it as they…[Read more]

  • Thanks for all your hints and tips. They are doing the inventory today apparently and there were a few things that they said would be fixed by the time I moved in but then the landlord’s father demanded that if I didn’t move in on the 1st January then the agent was to put the flat back on the market, which I pointed out was breaking contract as I…[Read more]

  • larry replied to the topic Worst pubs ever in the forum General Chat 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    For me it has to be the Traveller’s Rest in Rochdale would be up there. Part of the same 70’s architectural carbuncle of a building that housed the municipal offices and bus station. Still the only pub in which I’ve been offered heroin while taking a piss. When I declined I was offered violence as an alternative. Thankfully my response of bursting…[Read more]

  • Mine were all copied to google photos.
    I don’t think you can transfer from phone to phone with an iPhone.

  • Take Echinacea as well as Zinc tablets if I get that tickliy feeling at the back of your throat/nose that tells you something unpleasant is on it’s way. Usually by the next day it’s gone completely. My girlfriend went down with a real nasty one a few months ago, she also dosed herself up with Echinacea and it knocked it out, it’s good stuff. Hope…[Read more]

  • larry replied to the topic Best Robot vacuum cleaners? in the forum Tech 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I’d agree with that. Navigation wise there’s not much to choose between Roomba and Maybot, they both have limited sensors and move about largely at random bumping off things then give up and return to base when there’s nowhere else to go. However there is no doubt when it comes to sucking the Maybot is in a league of its own.

  • Thanks everyone for your great tips, I have already been cruising EBay, Gumtree, Freecycle etc for essential furniture items. Thankfully it does come with a washing machine and large fridge freezer but I was going to rent those items as washing machines die here due to the hard water. TV licence I had nearly forgotten about that, haven’t ever had…[Read more]

  • @troll Thanks for the info. I get unlimited internet on my phone/tablet so wasn’t going to bother with a phone line/internet to begin with. I have been looking into insurance, the letting agent tried to sell me theirs but I had already looked and realised it was double what was on Compare the Market.

    I shall investigate energy companies.

  • I finally have got the office job of my dreams, and totally embracing the Mon-Fri 9-5 lifestyle. I am so much happier now than I was. My next challenge is renting, I am currently lodging with a friend but that is situation that couldn’t go on long. So at the weekend I saw a few houses and found one I liked. Miraculously I passed the reference…[Read more]

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