General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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krisricey
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1893 posts since 24/3/12

23 Oct 2019 09:04
illwill wrote: You realise the scale of the problem when every local toerag rides around on a newish 500 quid+ mtb.

Amen. The amount of chavvy little fuckboys riding round on new Specialized rockhoppers/hardrocks in my area…
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

23 Oct 2019 09:10
swiftus wrote: Mate has had a bike nicked from Bermondsey area. Any idea of places it's likely to end up apart from the usual eBay, Gumtree, etc?

Looks like the bellends got away with quite a few (including motorbikes).

brick lane market on sunday morning
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

23 Oct 2019 09:22
worth posting here too https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/127215/?offset=14600#comment14956079
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

23 Oct 2019 09:25
swiftus wrote: Any idea of places it's likely to end up apart from the usual eBay, Gumtree, etc?

Find out where the police store recovered bikes and check there in a while. A few years ago I had a bike nicked and it turned up there after apparently being dumped in a garden further up our road. They reckon the thief was disturbed and stashed it but the property owner reported it before they came back for it.
Crackajack
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7160 posts since 21/4/05

23 Oct 2019 12:09
Reddit London sub has regular posts about this, I think one recently had a list of places to look / groups to post in.
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

23 Oct 2019 13:18
swede wrote:
swiftus wrote: Mate has had a bike nicked from Bermondsey area. Any idea of places it's likely to end up apart from the usual eBay, Gumtree, etc?

Looks like the bellends got away with quite a few (including motorbikes).

brick lane market on sunday morning

A few people have said that. Is it that obvious? Road man dem just flogging bikes out in the open?
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

25 Oct 2019 17:08
Recommendations for a 500ml reusable, recycled plastic drinks bottle
-DiscoTits-
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732 posts since 26/11/07

30 Oct 2019 03:34
Anyone on here good with UK income tax laws? Specifically relating to the fact I earn in a foreign currency and the double taxation laws etc?
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

30 Oct 2019 09:03
The currency doesn't matter, it's the origin of the funds that does (and if you work offshore in oil or gas).

Are you resident only in the UK? Does the country you're paid from have a double taxation agreement with the UK?
Razorlight123
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4460 posts since 13/1/10

posted 30 Oct 2019 09:15, edited 30 Oct 2019 09:15
As Andy stated, you need to check those two things.

Are you considered a UK resident (i.e. ties within a tax year) check the residency table.

Also if there's a double taxation agreement with the UK.

Check page 13, for a quick illustration here: https://opentuition.com/acca/tx/acca-taxation-tx-uk-notes/
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

30 Oct 2019 11:05
gawkrodger wrote: Recommendations for a 500ml reusable, recycled plastic drinks bottle

Just for water, or for protein shakes use as well?

I bought this and think it's great. Really well made. Use it for both purposes.

https://www.dolphinfitness.co.uk/en/blender-bottle-pro-series-range
-DiscoTits-
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732 posts since 26/11/07

30 Oct 2019 12:13
I’m a UK resident and I live here full time but work in Norway on a full time Norwegian Contract paying full tax and National Insurance Contributions to them. I don’t pay UK national insurance but have been submitting UK tax returns for 6 years. Basically I’m asking if I do have to declare to the U.K. authorities and as the Norwegians include their national insurance contributions in their overall tax take (its 8.2%) can I include this in my tax burden here or do I need to separate that? I fucking hate having to pay tax in Norway and now end up having to also pay tax in the U.K. it’s also shite that HMRC see fit to pre charge for the next tax year aswell.
JustinCredible
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2521 posts since 11/6/08

11 Nov 2019 15:23
9 year old daughter has decided she wants to learn to play the keyboard. Any features to look out for or can you not go wrong with any Yamaha / Casio with a decent number of keys?
1234589
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888 posts since 1/6/10

11 Nov 2019 16:57
JustinCredible wrote: 9 year old daughter has decided she wants to learn to play the keyboard. Any features to look out for or can you not go wrong with any Yamaha / Casio with a decent number of keys?

Depends on if she might start playing the piano at some point? If so, weighted keys are a must and 88-keys so it's as similar as possible.
illwill
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3674 posts since 17/5/04

posted 19 Nov 2019 11:22, edited 19 Nov 2019 11:22
Need to arrange a party venue and accommodation for 30ish people. Probably for a whole weekend.

Anyone been to a do at a massive country house?

Realise the accommodation part is going to be difficult so camping is fine.