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jackal

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Nov 2014
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Booze, Bike, Bravo

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    We are moving to NZ at the end of the year and have used a service called Movecube from Seven Seas Shipping. Not taking much in the way of furniture but couple of bikes clothes kitchen stuff and a few chairs. Medium cube runs at about £600.

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    I really don't see Lauder as being biased either way. Rainier Wolfcastle on the other hand....

    Anyway, it will be a bloody travesty if Hamilton doesn't win the title this weekend. Here's hoping for a clean and boring Mercedes 1-2

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    @Timmy2wheels and @chrisbmx116 - many thanks for the feedback. Genuinely appreciated.

    As we will be on the other side of the planet, we are resigned to having to use a managing agent. Collection of rent, management of taxes and the mundane issues that may arise are better handled without a twelve hour time difference.

    The agents that we are speaking to at the moment seem to want T's crossed and i's dotted so unlikely that they would take on our flat without the lender giving explicit agreement.

    The mortgage guy is a friend and has been pretty good with free advice to date so will part with the cash in this instance. Also, the clock is ticking as we are looking to be out by Christmas.

    This move is, however, presenting new costs every day. Sigh.

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    Wondering if I may be able to solicit a bit of advice here....

    I am moving to New Zealand in the new year with the family - we own a small flat in South London. We don't want to sell up for a variety of reasons and as a result are looking to rent the property in our absence.

    Our current mortgage provider is being slightly difficult with regard to giving "Permission to Let" - they haven't refused, but are being awkward. I have started a conversation with an independent mortgage adviser and whilst I trust him personally, he is looking for an up-front fee for advice - only +/- £200 but it is the principle that I am concerned with.

    Is this normal????

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    We got lucky with a very good sparks that replaced our bathroom extractor fan and has since done a few other jobs around the place for us. Top guy and Brixton based.

    trustatrader.com/traders/hend­erson-williams-electricians-wandsworth/

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    Not sure if it is the same owners as I haven't been in yet, but Bagel King has a fancy new sign up, a shiny refurb and seems to be back up and running.

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    Trumper's Limes for a daily splash - not too much, mind. At a push as a daytime scent, Penhalligon's Blenheim Bouquet.

    Anything stronger is a little gauche - Kouros for a new generation.

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    Exciting times in Loughborough Junction - proposals in place for major development and infrastructure improvements which may make the area a little more user friendly for cyclists and pedestrians.

    Details here: lambeth.gov.uk/lj

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    Sadly, there doesn't seem to be any proper fix for this.

    My soft keys went a couple of months ago - used a soft key app for a while. However, the problem gets progressively worse and by last week various parts of the screen had stopped responding. Finally binned the Nexus 4 last week

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    Can't say that I have noticed much change on Coldharbour Lane recently. It's always been a little bit lively and if anything not so much action since the bookies by Gresham Rd has been closed.

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