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beseku

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Aug 2014
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    Yeah, I guess it is down to how you want to use the space. We need a guest room as parents live a way away, and the back room would make a great kids room for the first couple of years.

    I can't see the problem with a downstairs room myself, but I'm worried that we'd be reducing the value of the house. It's good to know that shouldn't be the case. We also want to try to leave as much as possible for future owners (or ourselves) in case people want to have a bathroom upstairs.

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    Sleep? Why would they need sleep? They sleep when they're dead.

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    So... we are looking at a typical small victorian terrace, with the three bedrooms upstairs and a downstairs bathroom at the back of the house through the kitchen.

    Except, the owners have converted the third room (which is accessible only via the second bedroom) to a bathroom too. I don't understand this, as you still need to have a bathroom downstairs for guests in the front bedroom, or reverse the stair case and create a corridor to the upstairs bathroom by making the bedroom smaller.

    My immediate thought is to convert the bathroom back to a bedroom and research suggests that will improve the value of the house? Do people really hate downstairs bathrooms that much? And how much does it cost to cap all the plumbing and convert a bathroom to a normal room?

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    El Velodromo in Eixample is a bit of a must, and just down the road there is a great cocktail bar called Dry Martini.

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    I just had to type 'best restaurants in Coventry' into Google. Send help.

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    Just had our offer accepted. Leaving London and becoming country-folk/commuter (delete as applicable).

    I'm now shitting it.

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    Just finished The Damned Utd. and Etape. Both very enjoyable.

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    I think this has been said elsewhere but this doesn't work for me on Safari on a mac. It takes me to the top of the page with the first unread post, not the actual post.

    I don't want to pile in but this is the same for me on the newest Safari release. I always go to the top of the page, not the latest comment.

    Other than that it's lovely, and having worked for the guy who originally proposed the whole massive text thing, I heartily endorse it.

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    My new favourite game is helping people wreck their cars over speedbumps when descending College Road.

    All it takes is to overtake a car going down the hill and they'll do their level best to 're-take their position', oblivious of the fact that I can go round the bumps and they can't so they'll never catch me.

    I've literally seen sparks coming off body work as the red mist descends.

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    Has anyone here been to Japan? Me and a couple of mates are looking to go next season, I've had a quick look and booking everything separately seems quite difficult and packages seem sparse. Anyone know anywhere that offers package trips to Japan? What resorts are the best? and is it really as expansive as I've heard?

    As everyone else said, go to the north island. I spent a week out there in Niseko Hirafu when I lived there and it was the best snow I've ever been in. Lots of aussies go there too so probably the best place in Japan for spoken English.

    It's easy enough to find hotels or hostels out there - look out for 'ryokans', basically traditional style Japanese hostels that are normally good value and have good food.

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