95p (+£2.95 shipping) over budget which is fairly considerably on a tenner but for the beauty of this you can't help justify it.
A5 Canvas Phil Mitchelll Wall Clock has been on my wish list for a while.
And before anyone leaves dissapointed
Yes Pat Butcher is also available.
If it is a council house, ask about getting a security grid. It will make your house stand out if no-one else has it, but they will stop petrol bombs, bricks, paint bombs etc from coming through your window. I have them on all the windows at the back of my house and they've worked before.
For the letter box you can get things like this that will stop anyone from trying to put anything through to ignite it.
Security doorbells are also useful, like this. They connect to your phone and allow you to see who is at your door without answering.
Good locks, working fire alarm and preferably having your bedroom in the least accessible place with a fire escape type window are useful tips.
I live here too, i don't know how to best deal with those people who may want to harm you, they're going to want to do it regardless. I'm not sure how much good it would do, but have you considered moving to a different council area?
Scratch maps are great fun and look nice as a gift.
Luckies of London Scratch off Map World Poster, Detailed Map of the World with capitals, states, cities, Scratch Map Deluxe Edition https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FGXAU4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_T9pdCbJ8PFE5D
Something a bit different is this hidden zips scarf - little inside pocket big enough to hide some money or a phone. Only go for the darker colours (light ones don't hide it as well) - the black with star constellation would be fun for a traveller.
CADITEX Travel Scarf, Infinity Scarf with Secret Hidden Zipper Pocket (Black constellation)(Size: 50cm*180cm) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K2SZFR2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d.pdCbW4J9R3H
Dashcams are the best purchase you can make for your car, it provides an unbiased view of what happened during an accident and will save you a lot of money in the long run. I was side swiped by a van whilst I was parked and the guy drove off without stopping, came back to my car and the camera had caught it all as soon as the car moved slightly. Highly recommend getting one and don't forget to get a large SD card for it, if you chose a high quality for the video you'll only get a few hours of footage with the 32GB size.
Would also recommend getting one that has GPS tracking on it as well as it can save your arse if you need to prove that you, or rather the vehicle, was somewhere else. Shop around on Amazon, I'm using this one and don't have any complaints.
Never submitted clips to the police of twats on the road, eventually they'll crash or be caught by a camera/officer. If you need examples of why you should get one though just look at the UK dashcam compilation on YouTube, there have been some occasions where the other drive has lied through their teeth only to be proved wrong by the camera.
Given the assumption that women are all the same and thus would like the same gifts as any other woman I would like:
It’s not quite under £30 (though you might be able to get it second hand for that?) and there is another edition in development right now so the price will probably drop soon.
Just buy them online!
Amazon UK stock them, I'm sure plenty of other places do.
Heinz Hamburger Dill Chips 473ml 16 fl oz https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0005YMCGG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GvS0Cb0J5SQNV
Take your own mug.
This will resolve your issue.
Need inspiration? This one looks vaguely plain white like you say you desire
You may want to check your email with https://haveibeenpwned.com/
It could be possible they got your password from someone else's hack. If you find a hacked account there with the password given, then chances are they've just downloaded a password dump, and none of the above happened.
Cambridge English Dictionary lists "lounge" as being UK-specific, interestingly enough:
> lounge noun
> UK the room in a house or apartment that is used for relaxing and entertaining guests in:
> All the family were sitting in the lounge watching television.
My parents always called it a "sitting room" to add some further confusion to the list.
That amount is worth about £27.87 today, which would buy you a really nice Kenwood HDP100WG blender and leave you some change.
Honestly it's easy.
Get this book (theres a veggie one too) and just follow the recipe. They are mostly super easy to follow and you don't need any tools other than the very basics, I guarantee you will have them in your kitchen or can get them for under a tenner at wilko/poundland.
And then when you get comfortable, try experimenting. If you know how to make a really nice bolognaise and a really nice cheese sauce, layer the two with pasta sheets and bake into a lasanga!
Would your wife be ok with Playmobil dolls? They’re more Lego-y than a traditional doll but might still be a bit too creepy. We got this one for my son a few years ago - Playmobil 5167 Dollhouse https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0077QT4VG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_e0uSFbSYQRPG7
If you don't own apparel featuring wolves howling at a moon you're doing something wrong. Might I recommend this stylish Three Wolf Moon shirt with 3,552 positive reviews on Amazon.com? (Also available on the UK site.)
Use an Aircon Bomb like this
It's a spray can that locks when you start to spray it. Leave it spraying in your car for 10 minutes while you have a cuppa and your car will smell... like bleach actually, but then the smells all completely go in a few hours.
The very obvious answer is attempt to synchronise your sleep schedule closer to theirs, they are not being particularly unreasonable by waking up at 0730.
I use these earplugs to sleep when necessary, I don't need them regularly mind you. They're the most comfortable I've found.
Edit: My wife and I tried about 10-12 different earplug designs, we both decided (independently) these were best.
Smidge over budget, but £11.50 gets a Victorinox Class SD Swiss Army Pocket Tool
Keyring sized swiss army knife with just the essentials on it. eversohandy.
The first course I did was https://www.freecodecamp.org/, this is a really good introduction and walks you through the basics, i would then recommend the Odin Project. I did these when I was working full time, just take it slowly there’s no point studying 8 hours a day at first as you won’t retain the information and you’ll burn out which I learned the hard way! Also start thinking of things you want to make websites games etc , I think this is ultimately the best way to learn by building your own projects.
A National Express train-bus.
The National Express app has a live coach tracker so if you do decide to catch it with a cab it might come in useful.
iOS : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/national-express-coach/id703003923?mt=8
Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.utrack.nationalexpress&hl=en_GB
Maybe not yet, but when the Data Protection Act gets its promised refresh, you'll probably have an option then:
I chill some water and occasionally spray it into the air inside using a mister. This is the one I've got:
I originally bought it for my plants and pet snails but it's a game changer in the summer! Cools the air down a bit and makes it more bearable!
You could try old school 90's tearaway tracksuit bottoms like:
The popper buttons up the side would make them easy to get on and off.
You're outside of the City of Durham county council district: https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/8332101
The postcode database has Bearpark as : … Bearpark, Durham, DH7 7…
It largely depends for what purpose you are trying to use this information… if it's for post, go by the postcode database information.
You can make dozens of delicious country wines with minimal outlay and very little effort. Every year we make blackberry wine, elderberry wine, rhubarb wine, strawberry wine(trip to the pick-your-own) and elderflower 'champagne'. You just get a cheap fermenting bucket, sterilise it, throw in a bunch of sugary fruit/veg, add yeast and wait.
Get this book if you're interested
When I was a kid...and I'm probably over double the age of the average redditor...in Scotland, we had to read "Across the Barricades", a story about a teenage relationship during the troubles. Looking at the reviews, it looks as if it was a popular GCSE book in the 80s.
£100 put into a interest-bearing account on the day you were born
Kindle or books of the same value
A cheap bike (although you should spend more)
Balsamic vinegar spray
Go and read this : https://www.amazon.com/Loserthink-Untrained-Brains-Ruining-America/dp/0593083520
I just finished reading it, and its really good.
This book is all about stepping back from your biases and examining how you are thinking about subjects which are incredibly polarized in today's political climate.
I should clarify that this isn't really a political book. It just uses some of that subject matter for its examples. It is about systems of thinking which allow the reader to learn how to find and fix bad thinking in themselves, and also to try to lead others to the same.
I have lights on mains socket timers at the back and front of the house. They switch on before dark then switch off at bedtime, so even if I'm late home the house still looks occupied.
I've had the Casio MQ-24-7BLL for almost three years, battery died this month though.
Purchased the bad boy for only around £8 at the time too.
> Google dictionary says that recess is a North American word. How is it called in the UK for example?
It's a British English word as well, and means something similar but in a very different context:
> a period of time in the year when the members of a parliament, court of law, or other government organization are not meeting
As others have mentioned "break" is the word in school. When I was at school it was more specifically called "morning break" to differentiate it from "lunch break".
You ideally want to learn the fundamentals of programming rather than the syntax of one particular language - although many people would start with Python as it's quite easy to grasp.
Codecademy has a pretty good interface with quite a beginner-friendly atmosphere, that includes Python. /r/learnprogramming has a comprehensive wiki that could help further - once you've grasped the basics of programming I'd try and aim towards specific problems or projects, there are sites like Leetcode that give you a specific problem to solve, some are beginner-friendly, others are aimed more towards experienced programmers studying for a coding interview. After that, if you aren't interested in professional training or even degree-level study, I'd have a look at getting involved with open-source projects and begin to build up a portfolio. You can look at this page on GitHub, which links projects that the maintainers think are good for beginners.
> https://www.thetrainline.com/ is good for pre booking tickets, and getting an idea of prices.
NO NO NO
thetrianline sucks. it sells the exact same tickets as every other website, but adds a booking fee.
Yeah, that's my problem with it. I know she's 16 physically but she's very naive and innocent. Somebody had to explain to her what a blowjob was FFS! There's no way if it turned into a sexual relationship it'd be covered by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 Section 8 either, because she's totally of sound mind and has all of her faculties... she's just oblivious to sex, flirting, the works.
He's got her on Facebook and everything, he's wormed his way into every facet of her life from what I can gather.
And I know what you are saying - I found out my dad was into "dubiously aged pornography" shall we say - I wasn't around to see as I'd walked out of my house, but I plugged every external drive I could fit into a USB port, then DBAN'd his whole PC and collection of hard drives when he was at work then posted my key back through and left. I destroyed 20 odd years of his life including photos of holidays, the lot, even photos of my mum who died, but fuck him. Hindsight not the best idea legally but hey... it was 8 years ago and I was naive and innocent as well.
Apparently he was indescribably angry (keep in mind he's a domestic abuser, sociopath, alcoholic paedo nutter-fuckwit) but he knew exactly why I'd done it as I'd left a post-it note basically explaining what I'd found and that he was lucky this was all I was going to do.
Looking at the ingredients it’s the exact same as chicken seasoning. Such as this one from Schwartz which is exactly what I put on my chips at home.
An android for really tech unfriendly people is the best by a long shot. If it's set up by someone who knows what they're doing and knows the person.
You can use launchers like these to really simplify things for them. Make iPhones and windows phones look like spaceships in comparison.
Ideally you use a highly customisable launcher like Nova Launcher, hide everything they won't use and show everything they will use. You can customize so much. So say they only ever call the same 3 people. Instead of the dialler or contacts. Set 3 icons on the homepage that instantly call these 3 people and set the icons with the persons face. Stuff like that. Android tablets can be very cheap aswell because honestly what's the point on spending big bucks on a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab or whatever.
I've rented Airbnb properties in blocks of flats where the owners also aren't able to to fix anything like a keysafe to the outside of the building. Their solution has always been a keysafe padlock. Works like a normal keysafe, so openable by combination lock to access the keys, but is also a padlock that can be attached to railings, mesh fencing, grills around bin stores, etc. Might work for you.
Ear-plugs - they're so important if you go to live concerts.
You only get one set of ears, which will never heal, so for the love of christ, protect them
Warburtons contains 3g of sugar per 100g.
For some reason, it's almost impossible to get a straight answer online about the nutritional contents of Wonder Bread. But the Walmart website shows that the Enriched variant contains 3g of sugar in a 46g serving, i.e. 6.5g of sugar per 100g.
So it's actually over twice as much sugar as Warburtons.
You are an introvert and require space, quiet and your own company in order to recharge.
Your girlfriend is an extrovert and needs to socialise and be in the company of others in order to recharge.
People often confuse being introverted with not liking social contact, but more often it just means you cannot recharge your batteries in social situations.
This is a great book on the subject of being introverted for those interested.
Book lights- they clip on to books. You could pile up some stuff on your desk, clip it on a book, at the top of a pile, so that its leaning over your desk, a little like a normal angle poise lamp.
work really well, and are subtle. Get one with AA batteries, and then buy rechargeable batteries if you dont have them already. There's loads of different ones.
Best of luck with your studies :)
Sainsbury's Basics for 25p and then add half a teaspoon of Vegeta. Exact same thing as Super Noodles for a fraction of the price.
I've got this to keep an eye on my dog - Neos SmartCam
Can't go too wrong for £25. Very easy to setup to and no faffing with your router settings either. You can set it to alert you to noise or movement, and your phone will ping when either happen. It'll record these events in the cloud (no extra charge) for a couple of weeks. You can pop a microSD card in and it'll record 24/7 (you need to take the card out to view the videos, but they're working on it so you'll be able to get to them in the app eventually).
If you've got an Amazon Echo Show, you can view it with that, or use the phone app.
I just bought a pair of these, and am very happy with them so far (though only used them less than a week)
Have never had any problems with Anker's stuff
i did get something like this for around £8 at the time.
i like watching stuff on my phone, so i have a stand
can also use in my car and rotate 360 degrees
2 years in and its still an amazing puchase
I've worked as a personal trainer and I currently use this wok https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flavours-Oriental-Non-Stick-Phenolic-Handled/dp/B000IKS7UC/ref=sr_1_14?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1518032887&sr=1-14&keywords=wok.
I find the wok/life balance is pretty manageable. I use my wok probably once/twice a week to whip up a quick stir fry. Some tofu, frozen veggies, noodles all very quick and easy. Remember to go easy on it if you have any wired sponges though. Don't want to lose the non stick.
You can use IFTTT (If This Then That)
You can create a trigger for either
So just set your phone up to automatically save contacts to one of those
Then create the IFTTT with the trigger of new contact and the result as either write the contact to a Google sheets or something else.
Learn to make decent lunches for work. Most workplaces have a microwave, or if not a decent food flask will keep food hot until lunch. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001ET6P9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_0N5FCRN7KP4WFGJ6VJ97 I've had one of these for over a decade, they're almost indestructible).
Sandwiches, wraps, salad in a box, etc. You can save a small fortune by not buying food from the work canteen or going out for lunch.
If you want a decent coffee during the day, get an Aeropress or similar and make your own.
To complement a NowTV/Roku/FireTV/etc stick, I usually pack a set of assorted angle hdmi adapters (eg https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W7TN8QD/ ) and a short hdmi extension cable - because it seems that so many places go out of their way to mount their TVs in such a way as to make it as awkward as possible to fit a Fire TV Stick in the only spare HDMI port without it being blocked/bent/snapped by the position of the existing cables or the wall mounting bracket.
I wouldn't go with something like a US-style one. You can get ones that fit on the front of your door/wall though - like this one, for example.
Mate, this isn't what the NHS does. I've been through NHS physio several times (I have very mild EDS, I just dislocate/sprain my legs frequently), and they don't give you personal training sessions.
You get an at-home treatment plan, and you're supposed to follow the treatment plan at home, like a god-damn fully-autonomous adult. If you want someone to stand over you and watch you do your exercises, pay for it privately.
An NHS physio has several appointments after you with people who are relearning how to walk, relearning how to feed themselves, and relearning hand-eye co-ordination, usually after catastrophic events like strokes. Someone with a sore knee isn't a priority. Particularly when they're fully capable of being a few exercises at home.
You want to have reduced knee pain? Get a Swiss/medical ball. Those big plastic bouncy balls that take up a stupid amount of space. You onto YouTube and find lower-body and core muscles exercise routines for it.
Do them. Three times a week.
Knee pain is frequently due to weakened muscles and ligaments throwing your stride out of whack. Strengthening them will help support the joint. Also get orthopedic in-soles. I use these, as recommended by my GP who specialises in orthopedics. Improper foot alignment is the cause of a lot of leg pain, try them.
If you haven't been diagnosed with a snapped ligament or some other serious ailment, and your physio is disinterested in you, that's a very good prognosis. The principles of physiotherapy for helping undefined pains is to gently reintroduce mobility to the joint in a measured way. You don't need an NHS physio looming over your to do this. Pay for a private personal trainer and stop demanding NHS resources that are better used on people who need to learn how to sit on a toilet again.
Yep. The best Android app is c:geo.
You can find out about online accounts from the app. The most popular is: https://www.geocaching.com/play
The caches are everywhere! Country, city, towns, villages. You'll be very suprised just how many are out there. Its like a whole new world. When I first started I found out there was one right outside my house. I'd lived there 2 years and never knew.
Cheapest and best solution: buy a silk eye-mask on Amazon for about £6.
They are absolutely brilliant - and the silk also doesn't seem to hold a smell.
Try your local independent corner shop (something like Nisa local...) Our local one has all manner of huge chocolate bars, and remarkably cheap too - for instance a massive Toblerone for £3
If you are willing to throw an obscene amount of money at it, this fucker is 4.5kg: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toblerone-Milk-Chocolate-Jumbo-4-5kg/dp/B004INT01A
Amazon reviews are shady as hell. The £30 Chinese dashcams are not a good purchase if you're looking for something as reliable as a dashcam needs to be.
I bought this for ~£80 (on eBay) and it's a quality bit of kit. A 32GB memory card is recommended.
Honestly, don't get a cheap Chinese dashcam. They all run the exact same crappy software too.
It sounds like someone has cloned your account (either just very or your email as well).
I have an account with very, I’ve just looked up contact info & it’s phone after 8am, post or message them through your account. None of which help you at the moment.
I don’t know if this will help, but maybe try looking up your email at https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Definitely change your email password & anything else that uses the same login details. Can you trace active sessions of your email? I know some providers allow this.
Namecheap - .com = £7.08/yr, .co.uk = £6.05/yr with privacy
A lot of the big brand registrars have horrible reputations and predatory practices
eg. buying domains you search for and "helpfully suggesting" that they can negotiate to buy from the "owner" at a higher price
search reddit for horror stories about GoDaddy etc.
Jekyll + Netlify = £0
Maybe it would be better for her to change her approach to detecting bots? Hidden Captcha is a very effective Drupal module, for example.
Otherwise, she's going to have to start finding questions for Australians, Kiwis, and many other visitors who may not be from English-speaking countries at all.
A Kindle was a god-send for me.
Also, get a combination plug with USB sockets so you never have to worry about having the right plug and you charge all your tech at once, something like this.
I also take some small solitaire board/card games with me so I'm not just staring at laptop and TV screens all the time. I'd recommend Onirim, Lux Aeterna, Hostage Negotiator. There's loads of others.
Hotel food is hell on your diet if you're trying to maintain or lose weight. When I was travelling a lot for work I would do 16/8 intermittent fasting, basically just skip breakfast and, in the morning, try to stick to water or black coffee (milk and sugar will break your fast). Eat sensibly for lunch and dinner, you can still afford a cheeky beer or dessert with dinner.
If you're lucky enough to stay in a hotel with a gym, use it! Mornings are usually very quiet, everyone's at breakfast. Even if all you do is jog on a treadmill for 10 minutes, it'll take the edge off.
Just Eat do employ their own riders now and they do have an app. The instructions are on the app.
They are also printed onto the receipt which is attached to the outside of the bag.
You can see the app on the Google Play store, and the second screenshot shows what the customer notes look like.
NordVPN is fast and (mostly) easy-to-use, but we would like more clarity regarding the firm’s logging policies.
These are some off the benefits
Good deal going on here pal.
I didn't say it used as widely, but it is often synonymous. Cambridge dictionary
>in the UK and Australia, sometimes used in the names of schools for children aged from eleven to 18
And again, even your link says that it's mainly used for grammar schools/independent schools. Meaning that it is used for secondary schools in general.
The BBC have had some great documentaries on the Troubles over the years. What's currently available to view seems to change quite regularly, but even just searching iPlayer gives a few options: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=troubles
I used lastpass
Not only a great way to manage you passwords and make things easier, it also has an Emergency Access switch. Basically if you die it allows someone to access your vault. You tell your trusted friend/family to access the vault and lastpass puts the account on hold of set amount of time and if you don't reply to say you are ok then the vault is released..
Worst case scenario is that someone has created this website to get hold of people's personal details.
Also, check Web of Trust. Very useful website that has a plugin for most browsers.
Restaurants will use a whipped cream dispenser like this with fresh cream rather than long life stuff you'd get in a can in a supermarket
My mum bought me How To Boil an Egg when I moved to university. 25 years later I still feel that it covers mostly everything I need from a cookbook.
I bought a plastic mat designed to go under a desk. Thick plastic with spikes to stop the carpet pile being flattened. Worked for the three years i lived there, and had no hassle from the agent at check out.
Edit: like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/KAISER-Germany-Carpet-Medium-Friendly/dp/B07G2HYD4C/ref=zg_bs_200980031_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=W7WMPE2PWN3CCTFVPB41
I have this Phillips one - at the time basically Phillips and Lumie were really the established ones and considered medical devices iirc so I kind of went on that and took a punt. I chose this one specifically over the other phillips one because it goes brighter (300 lux). I'm the sort that could sleep until 1 pm and all and fall back to sleep too easily so I just went for the brightest thing I could blast in my face..
Looking now there's a lot of cheaper things available, probably worth a punt in all honesty, I expect maybe some of them might not be as bright (most of them don't seem to say, the couple of that do look like ~190ish lux) but they are a fraction of the price, someone else might be able to chime in! The functions and stuff on them look like the same sort of thing. Plenty of good reviews so if you've never had one it's still likely great.
What about VPNs? They don't cost that much and at the same time, it will secure your online connections.
Just at first, read some articles about them (maybe here.
The OED suggests the term has been "largely superseded" in English, and to be honest I'd say it was obsolete here. If you used the term in the UK, I'd expect most people to not actually know what the heck it was. Or assume you were really mangling the pronunciation of a million.
They're closely related to bread, but a bit like pancakes too. You make a batter-like dough with baking powder in it then 'bake' in a frying pan. Or just buy some from Aldi 😉 Eat them toasted with butter on top. https://www.ecosia.org/images?q=English%20crumpet
'Aitch' is the BBC-standard pronunciation and is listed in every English dictionary (e.g. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/aitch). 'Haitch' is derived from Irish immigrants, overly h-conscious social climbers, and children who think it somehow makes more sense.
Depends on your bank, but it's almost always a better deal than airport FX.
Remember, there are two ways to charge for FX, explicit charges and spread. Often they'll claim zero commission and make it up with a lousy rate.
E.g,. Travelex are quoting right now 1.7835 GBPAUD while the wholesale rate is 1.84
> Personally, I don't think Kodi has the best quality from Premier League streams, but maybe your experience will be better.
I think it's worth pointing out that Kodi doesn't have anything to do with sourcing media, you need to do that yourself by installing the requisite media source plugins. They're also very keen to disassociate themselves with what they term "piracy boxes".
These production notes say Super 16/Kodak for filming and filming stock, and list a rushes processor so I'd say film - unless they did a mixture of film and digital?
Companies like NordVPN have pushed this misconception that you are private if you use a VPN.
This isn't quite correct as you are just routing your internet traffic via a third party before it hits its destination. You are therefore only hiding from the destination and your ISP (they'll know you're using a VPN though.) The VPN provider can theoretically track everything you do online so you are just pushing the knowledge to someone else.
Yeah, it's not as good but if it happens a lot you don't want to keep wasting milk.
Or maybe invest in a self heating mug, I'm only half joking.
Get a copy of the Ordinance Survey Ancient Britain map - You can get a copy via Amazon in the US ~~second hand for cheap~~. I refreshed the page before I closed - there was a copy for $4, its not there now. Ebay may have a copy somewhere....
Its a map of Britain, showing important ancient sites - google some of them, find the ones your most interested in.
If your here for a week limit your self to one 'end' of the country - focus on the South West, North West, North East etc. We may be a small island, but travel does take time - Plymouth (Devon/Cornwall border) to Penrith in Cumbria will take 6 to 7 hours with no traffic, and upwards of 8 hours or so with traffic and rest breaks - you will easily loose a day travelling.
This sort of thing? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aidapt-Unisex-Portable-Urinal-Eligible/dp/B015FOPNXO
That's a good idea, thanks.
Using NordVPN myself at the moment, can't recommend them unfortunately.
Business model looks good - based in Panama to avoid 5 Eyes etc... Servers worldwide so you can pick and choose..
When it works, it seems to work fine.. Although I suffering with intermittent connection instability and speed issues, e.g. 70+ Mbps without VPN, 3-6 Mbps when connected... I don't believe it's just an issue at Nord's end (my shitty ISP shares some of the blame I'm sure), but I'm more than a little disappointed by their technical support and customer service... Slow to respond, no acknowledgement when I asked them to cancel my 1 month subscription.. just pretty shitty when it comes to person-person interaction!
>Makes me wonder if as a country we've gone wrong somewhere
Yeah, we are underpaid and our rights are being trampled on.
And it's not just handymen, cleaners etc... it extends to carers and factory workers and shop staff, electricians, plumbers as well.
There is a tendancy to think of "manual" labour as unskilled, and by extension an "anyone can do it" mentality. Particularly here on reddit where STEM is king, and PhD are held in such high regard, but someone has to unclog your toilet, or stack the shelves in your supermarket, or wipe the arse of your dementia riddled grandparent.
Pandemics have unusual effects, and you may be seeing one right now. For example after the Black Plague we got greater social mobility and even a raise in workers wages.
I don't know what the effects of this pandemic will be but I recommend Big Picture Science latest podcast for a discussion.
I found a 1000 quid electric wheelchair on gumtree for 60 quid
I know thats no use to you today, but it be patient and hunt about regularly, you will find something eventually
If you're gonna to take an inter-city train of any significant distance it's worth getting a Railcard if you're under 30, over 60 or traveling with a consistent companion or group. It's done through an app, tourists are eligible and by saving a third on each journey you'll make back the cost of the railcard in one journey.
Doesn't apply to metros, just national rail (long distance).
This series on the BBC is very insightful on the topic. From what I've hear speaking to those who live on canal boats, the pros are that you get to live a peaceful life, explore the UK every day, you are less focused on material things. Cons include: boats are nightmares to look after/maintain, and very expensive. You have limited home comfort, including hot water and refrigeration. You also can't just moor up and stay permanently, in most spaces, you have to constantly be on the move.
I don't think it's a good way to save money though, as people say, boat stands for Bring Out Another Thousand.
> As someone in the non-plussed category
I'm not really sure what you mean by this but being nonplussed seems a strange reaction to the Royal family - they're surely not that bad!
book in advance and the west midlands trains are often this price, I've booked £4.60 trains before (with a railcard). Just inserted a random time and date, £6.40:
> It's just one step away from slitting my wrists. > No big loss either way.
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Please speak to someone if you're considering self harm. 26 is still reasonably young, you can and will bounce back from this.
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Skyscanner for a first flight overview, https://matrix.itasoftware.com/ for more complex flights.
Then I check booking, hotels, expedia or airb&b for accommodation. For some countries I check the hotels directly as they sometimes offer rooms that are just a bit older or smaller and not listed on booking and co. Just did this for a Utah Nationalpark trip and saved a lot of cash on accommodation. Sometimes I just search for hotels or b&bs on google maps if portals only return really expensive hotels. I also often find good deals by searching in various other languages. Some people avoid big portals and only advertise in their own language. This way I found a private home on a finca on Teneriffe for $8 per night, access to pool and gym if I really want to.
It's doable by public transport (even at that time on a sunday/monday morning), but it'll take you close to two hours.
This is what Citymapper comes up with (give it a few seconds to think about the public transport options). You may find a happy medium by taking one of the recommended buses from Stansted (A8, A51, or A52), and then taking a taxi from where it suggests you change. That'd still probably cost you a lot though!
Edit: re the price Citymapper shows, that doesn't include the A# buses. Apparently you need to buy the ticket for those separately, and at least 48 hours online for certain of the routes, you can't just rock up and buy them. Looks like that bus is 8 quid in advance for a single, or 14 for a return.
I'm afraid the BBC are clear on this matter:
> Can I use BBC iPlayer when I’m outside of the UK?
> Because of rights agreements, you need to be in the UK to stream or download TV programmes. However, BBC iPlayer Radio can be used overseas.
> While we are interested in being able to allow UK licence fee payers to access BBC iPlayer when they are abroad, there are complex technical issues to resolve which we are investigating as well as legal issues outside of the EU.
FWIW the Oxford English Dictionary says that inchworm is the "North American term for looper". Personally I don't recall ever hearing either inchworm or looper as words for a caterpillar but that may just be because I don't read much about moths.
Still I'm pretty sure "centimetre worm" isn't idiomatic British English, so if she decides to stick with it your mum might well want to add some sort of explanation.
She might also want to spell "centimetre" the British way too ;)
For food savings - consider shopping at Aldi and Lidl. Especially Aldi. I once bought the same weekly basket of goods at Aldi and Sainsbury's and I paid around £20 less at Aldi. Asda is also well priced.
If you buy at Sainsbury's, you might need to plan for several trips per week to scour the discounted food items, as you never know what you will find. Any meat and fish you buy - freeze immediately.
Buy supermarket's own brands for most of what you need (food items, cleaning products etc.). They are way cheaper and usually they are just as good as branded items. Especially at Aldi. Soap, washing liquid, canned tomatoes, butter etc... I'm more than happy with them.
Frozen vegetables are usually cheaper than fresh ones, especially supermarket's own brand. You can buy all the basic vegetables to ensure your meals are delicious and nutritious AND you can buy more for the money. Canned goods are a must, of course. Beans, lentils, are a good source of nutrients and make soups/stews thicker and more filling.
Freecycle is a forum where people give away for free stuff they don't need anymore or ask for stuff they need. You choose your own region, so you receive only emails with offers that are in your borough. You never know what you might get. I've seen baby clothes and books offered, for example. It's pretty rudimentary looking but it does what is supposed to.
Preloved works on the same principle as Freecycle, only it looks more modern and you can see photos of the things offered immediately.
All my best to you and fingers crossed you will make it through this.
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My sister got this one for my nephew to try and combat his horrific hay fever this year. They run it from the time he gets in from school and all night and it does seem to be helping him sleep better. It’s not that noisy - no different to a fan.
I feel the same way, and like you it’s not this particular job that’s the problem. It makes no sense in this age of technology that we are still working 40 hours a week like we used to in factories. It also makes no sense to travel to an office to do so (but one good thing out of covid is WFH may become the new norm). Throughout history every advancement that has been made has led to increased productivity and reduced hours, we were predicted to have moved to a 4 day week or a 6 hour day decades ago but it never happened. We seriously need a shakeup, people are miserable and ill, productivity is falling, many jobs are entirely unnecessary altogether, it makes zero sense from a capitalist perspective.
How do I deal with it? I get burnt out and depressed, and occasionally have to take sick leave. It’s not brilliant.
A good book to read about this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bullshit-Jobs-Theory-David-Graeber/dp/0241263883