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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deuce
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14045 posts since 21/1/08

13 Jan 2017 10:30
congratulations gawk

andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

posted 13 Jan 2017 11:17, edited 13 Jan 2017 11:17
That option doesn't cut it any more Jordan Laughing out loud, they cracked down on that.

Gawk, why was it refused? PM me if you'd rather keep it private. There may be grounds for an appeal (for example if it was an administrative error on her part).
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

posted 13 Jan 2017 11:51, edited 13 Jan 2017 11:51
Fiance visa is easy so long as you have money, she'd have to apply from the US though AFAIK which wouldn't really fly - though turnaround time is ironically about 100 times as fast when applying from outside the country.
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

posted 13 Jan 2017 12:10, edited 13 Jan 2017 12:10
The "family of a settled person" route can be done from within the UK and doesn't require quite as much commitment as the fiancé visa. This is what we did (although it was called an unmarried partner visa then).
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

13 Jan 2017 12:44
Looks like the fiance visa has been merged into that route as well actually.
swede
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9827 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jan 2017 13:32
need to rent a place for a weekend at the start of march. needs to sleep 12-14 people (could have a couple on the floor). Ideally not more than a 2hr drive from bristol (but also not a huge mission from london).
Airbnb options limited as a few people dont wanna drop more than £50 / half the places are located next to other properties with normies living in and we plan to make a lot of noise

any other places we should be looking other than airbnb?
deuce
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14045 posts since 21/1/08

13 Jan 2017 14:00
all sounds a bit

sofashionmuchamaze
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851 posts since 12/12/13

15 Jan 2017 18:38
Laughing out loud
Jaymo85
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241 posts since 28/3/13

31 Jan 2017 15:39
Is deep heat the best thing to use on a tight thigh muscle? Better alternatives out there?
eazypz
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3359 posts since 16/4/10

31 Jan 2017 15:49
Stretch it and foam roll it
YLAup
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5699 posts since 5/9/11

31 Jan 2017 17:23
Pm purple aki
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

31 Jan 2017 18:35
Buy porsche
blackham
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1857 posts since 17/7/13

17 Feb 2017 17:37
anyone know whether a criminal warning for possession of class A's comes up on a CRB check?
toastbread
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2745 posts since 15/6/07

17 Feb 2017 18:31
A caution? No it doesn't
DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

17 Feb 2017 18:42
Yeah it would.

Hope you don't plan to go to America.
Crackajack
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7960 posts since 21/4/05

17 Feb 2017 18:47
Been a while since I dealt with them but it's called a DBS check now, and it may come up depending on the type (enhanced).

Find out and bear in mind they may ask you to declare anything separately to getting a check, wording they use is relevant if you are asked this.

Finally, check if you can find out if that particular offence would bar you from the job/role.
EssexBoyII
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7152 posts since 5/6/07

17 Feb 2017 19:37
Got a 2nd stage interview as a legal indemnity underwriter but I've always worked in non-standard property market. They'll expect me to have read up on it and I know almost fuck all. Anyone point me in the direction of some good reading material?
Sholto
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633 posts since 25/12/12

19 Feb 2017 12:43
Anyone have much experience in selling collectible watches?

Looking to shift one, want to get a good price but also want to minimise transaction costs.
burny
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6026 posts since 25/5/06

19 Feb 2017 13:27
Depends what it is. But if you're trying to shift something without going through normal selling routes, people will ask questions. So expect any buyer to want to have it authorised by a legitimate reseller or dealer.
Sholto
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633 posts since 25/12/12

19 Feb 2017 21:05
Cheers - it's one of the Chopard Mille Miglia watches. What I meant is that I don't want some dealer taking me for a ride/lowballing me, nor do I want to pay through the nose in commission going through an auction house.

Pretty green to all this, so would welcome any suggestions. Thanks