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rhowe

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Dec 2014

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    Also Workshop on Mortimer St (I'm there now and can see them on the shelf in front of me for £25)

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    They sell them at Reynolds cafe (or at least they do at the one across the road from our office on Eastcastle Street)

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    Metro in being shit at news shocker

    Story was actually about rats wearing backpacks. Lingerie line was pretty much pure clickbait

    livescience.com/48980-rats-se­xual-attraction-lingerie.html

    Also

    Right after the male rats mated with the jacketed females, the researchers sacrificed the animals and injected a dye into their brains

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    Cool. I actually ordered 3 more tins - two paler tones and the clear gloss oil (reading the osmo site a little closer, they recommend one coat of the tint and one of the clear). Sanded and painted some sample boards and waiting for it to dry now. They look pretty good - not as shiny as varnish, but lovely lustre

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    I found it rather metallic. Nice packaging though. I just had the plain one, no special casking or anything. Probably wouldn't buy again.

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    I think it'll just increase competition for property in the short term as those who were just short of a deposit find they now have enough and all pile in to buy, pushing prices up a bit.

    Then things'll settle.

    I wonder if there was a massive rush to exchange contracts between the statement and midnight? If you were about to exchange on a £2m property then there would be quite a saving.

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    Fuck it. I'm currently buying a house at £2.5m* and I've now got to find £215k tax instead of £175k.

    Not the case (if you were). Those currently buying a house get to choose which set of rules they wish to work under, provided you have exchanged by today (4 Dec 2014) but not yet completed.

    See the chart and text in section 1.208 here:

    gov.uk/government/uploads/sy­stem/uploads/attachment_data/file/382327­/44695_Accessible.pdf

    going by the chart, the old rules are only really better once you get to around the £1m mark.

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    Well, problem #1 has surfaced, 3 weeks in.

    Couldn't bleed the radiators and eventually traced it to a blockage where the expansion tank feed joins the central heating system. Not an uncommon problem apparently.

    £130 later and the piece has been cut out, cleaned and put back in. I now know more than I ever desired to know about vented central heating systems.

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    Enfield, EN1.

    Might be 2-3 weeks before I'm done with them, but if you can wait that long I'll let you know when I've had my fill.

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    I just ordered a couple of 125ml sample tins of Osmo Polyx oil tints ('terra' and 'black'). Let me know if anyone'd like them afterwards - we'll only be doing a small corner to see if one of them turns out OK.

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