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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figurine
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6014 posts since 14/5/07

posted 5 Feb 2021 09:50, edited 5 Feb 2021 09:50
Books are a good shout, especially the likes of Dear Zoo, Gruffalo, Hungry Caterpillar etc.
Hanto
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3120 posts since 30/11/09

5 Feb 2021 09:53
Books is what we have often defaulted to. We have got our baby a Jellycat Giraffe, but I feel my wife would want to have chosen it herself, which we did, as its quite personal.

Also, clothes could be redundent from the start, depending on the baby's size!
Peanuts
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369 posts since 17/5/08

5 Feb 2021 09:57
'Ergobaby Baby Carrier' (cheaper than a silver spoon!) is my go to for a present. Functional and can be used by both parents and kid! If the budget doesn't stretch, then a 'Little Cloud Lamp' is always appreciated.
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

5 Feb 2021 10:01
Hanto wrote: We have got our baby a Jellycat Giraffe, but I feel my wife would want to have chosen it herself, which we did, as its quite personal.

That's fair. Similar thing, could be seen as a more personal choice, but this was worth its weight in gold Laughing out loud

https://sweetdreamers.co.uk/products/ewan-the-dream-sheep-grey
Goldie
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4818 posts since 17/10/07

7 Feb 2021 15:00
Is there such a thing as a website you can put a postcode in and it tells you what broadband speeds different providers offer to that area?
Hanto
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3120 posts since 30/11/09

7 Feb 2021 15:24
MrW wrote:
Hanto wrote: We have got our baby a Jellycat Giraffe, but I feel my wife would want to have chosen it herself, which we did, as its quite personal.

That's fair. Similar thing, could be seen as a more personal choice, but this was worth its weight in gold Laughing out loud

https://sweetdreamers.co.uk/products/ewan-the-dream-sheep-grey

We were debating these as my sister in law has one. Went for the MyHummy instead. Will wait and see if it actually works!
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

7 Feb 2021 15:42
Goldie wrote: Is there such a thing as a website you can put a postcode in and it tells you what broadband speeds different providers offer to that area?

It's generally down to the local infrastructure rather than specific ISPs so you only really need to check with Openreach and Virgin
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

7 Feb 2021 15:46
Anyone done their garage out into home gym before - any links for good rubber flooring?
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

7 Feb 2021 15:47
Hanto wrote:
MrW wrote:
Hanto wrote: We have got our baby a Jellycat Giraffe, but I feel my wife would want to have chosen it herself, which we did, as its quite personal.

That's fair. Similar thing, could be seen as a more personal choice, but this was worth its weight in gold Laughing out loud

https://sweetdreamers.co.uk/products/ewan-the-dream-sheep-grey

We were debating these as my sister in law has one. Went for the MyHummy instead. Will wait and see if it actually works!

My sister has bought this nightmarish thing for her upcoming baby.


Looks like something from a John Carpenter movie
Goldie
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4818 posts since 17/10/07

7 Feb 2021 15:56
Cheers illwill

RickRude wrote: Anyone done their garage out into home gym before - any links for good rubber flooring?

BigDug meant to be best there is
Kadafi39
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1987 posts since 30/10/09

9 Feb 2021 13:59
RickRude wrote: Anyone done their garage out into home gym before - any links for good rubber flooring?

Yes mate, I have a power cage in the garage and looked extensively at flooring, anything labelled for a gym will have a huge mark up.

Find a stable mat supplier near you, I bought 2 about 7 years ago, they're solid rubber and weigh about 30kg per mat, wont ever break or wear out and definitely up to the job of dropping weights on them.
MattC
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831 posts since 20/3/12

9 Feb 2021 19:35
In newcastle for work. What is the best Chinese delivery?
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

9 Feb 2021 20:00
Kadafi39 wrote:
RickRude wrote: Anyone done their garage out into home gym before - any links for good rubber flooring?

Yes mate, I have a power cage in the garage and looked extensively at flooring, anything labelled for a gym will have a huge mark up.

Find a stable mat supplier near you, I bought 2 about 7 years ago, they're solid rubber and weigh about 30kg per mat, wont ever break or wear out and definitely up to the job of dropping weights on them.

Just bought 18 1x1 60mm rubber panels. I was looking at the matts but want it to fit. If I sell house I’m in will look good as well.

Got the cage, bench and dumbells, bar, kettlebells,

Can’t believe the prices people are trying to charge for weights.

Using Mirafit mostly - service is amazing.

What setup you got Kadafi
Jesus
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6068 posts since 7/10/08

9 Feb 2021 20:38
morning mist wrote:
figurine wrote:
Best wrote: My close friends buy a joint gift of an engraved silver spoon from Tiffany (think it’s about £150) for the new babies, and it always goes down well.
Report to the class thread.

Nah, works for heroin as well as créme brûlée

Laughing out loud

I've got 5 kids, never had a decent present for any of them, its all shit and tat, and regifted bollocks

90 quid ready meals and 150 quid spoons Laughing out loud
swede
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9828 posts since 21/3/09

9 Feb 2021 22:57
£150 engraved spoon is the definition of tat. Goes well alongside your royal family China tea set
deuce
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14047 posts since 21/1/08

9 Feb 2021 23:00
sometimes i love this place
pentonville
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950 posts since 12/3/12

9 Feb 2021 23:04
schtoop wrote: My friends are starting to have kids on purpose, whats a good gift to buy for a new set of parents?

This would be my go to (3 years and counting out of one I got for a present after the first kid):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B003AY30XW/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc;=1

This if you want to drop 3 figures: https://www.scandiborn.co.uk/products/solvej-swing?nosto=searchpage-nosto-1

This, a box of stogies and a bunch of flowers if you want to be a real legend:

https://www.idealwine.com/uk/acheter-vin/B2110074-5720-1-Bottle-Metisse-Extra-Brut-Olivier-Horiot-Sparkling.jsp?utm_source=barnebys&utm;_medium=referral&utm;_campaign=barnebys&utm;_content=2021-02-14
stoney
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17757 posts since 22/1/05

10 Feb 2021 04:48
Could buy them some premium bonds.
Dreep
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1666 posts since 29/7/08

10 Feb 2021 06:37
Invest in their future and buy them a BTC.
Seventyfour
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9374 posts since 6/10/05

posted 20 Feb 2021 17:27, edited 20 Feb 2021 17:27
Any chance this will ever work again ffs Evil