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beseku

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Nov 2014
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    On the phone to the estate agent this morning about exchanging in a week to complete in a fortnight. She called back this afternoon to tell us the vendors have pulled out.

    Worst thing is it's because they were moving to the US but there's been a death in the family so I can't complain. Just angry that such a shit system exists and I'm out the best part of a grand.

    Worst of all we negotiated an early release from our tenancy this morning too.

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    Anyone have a good strategy for getting the Borderlands 2 soundtrack out of your head, cos I haven't played it since Saturday and am still humming it. I'm about ready to concuss myself as a last resort.

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    You landed at Cloudflare? Must be an interesting place, they're doing really interesting stuff. I love the free-SSL, I just wish I could find a way for Heroku to force users onto it.

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    Game at Lyles tonight. Been teasing myself with some of the videos they've put out. Can only hope for the Venison Sashimi.

  • in Rides & Races
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    So it looks like the move to Hertfordshire is on, so I will be a proper little suburbanite. With that in mind, anyone know of any good 20-80km loops or routes around the Hitchin and Welwyn area?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I got stung by Fedex fees after the fact when I lived in Japan and shipped all my snowboarding gear over. They set a Japanese law firm * on me to collect the debt. Which quite obviously shit me right up as I had only just moved to the country! Needless to say I paid, immediately.

    (*) It was also most embarrassing having to take the letter to my Japanese teacher at the time to get help translating it.

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    Very excited. As well as an Original 1227 Anglepoise (in red, so it goes faster), my lovely wife got us two seats at Game for my birthday. Cannot wait.

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    Has anyone ever exercised the clause in their tenancy contract to give notice because of damage to a property meaning they are 'unable to enjoy it' or whatever the phrase is?

    Our ceiling fell in on the August bank holiday and still isn't being fixed, but we are close to completing on our mortgage and so I'm hoping to use this to our advantage to arrange the best possible date of leaving our rented place. Any thoughts?

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    We used an IFA in sunny Sidcup and he was grand, and took his payment from the lender. No-one I know personally has paid for such advice themselves.

    We finally got the final contracts through to sign, so I've hit another period of absolutely bricking it. To add to that, our mortgage involves my folks depositing some money in a savings account for the term of the mortgage, and no-one at Barclays or our conveyancer actually seems to know how it should work, so I have to chase another solicitor to provide my folks with a letter saying they were advised well.

    One solicitor was bad enough, chasing two is beyond me. Terrified of setting an exchange date without knowing all our ducks are in a row.

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