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by Nefarious
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Re: Holiday or endurance trial?

Booked for next year. Back to France this time though :D
by Nefarious
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Anyone in Edinburgh 22nd Aug ?
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Anyone in Edinburgh 22nd Aug ?

I wondered what happened to that 944 you posted pics of. As I often do when taking possession of a new car, I did a bit of detective work and phoned up the bloke named on the most recent invoice. His first words to me were "you've not bought that heap of shite, have you?". He subsequently explained...
by Nefarious
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Anyone in Edinburgh 22nd Aug ?
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Anyone in Edinburgh 22nd Aug ?

BCA Edinburgh is a very dodgy place to go shopping. Reputation is that it's where you go for money laundering purposes and to unload complete lemons. I won't use them personally after I bought a 944 out of there that turned out to be Cat C. I got my money back minus the buyers premium, but when I du...
by Nefarious
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Re: Holiday or endurance trial?

but then he doesn’t really work for a living (I gather) Some and some. Strictly speaking I retired a couple of years ago, but I seem to have filled my "free" time with something that looks to all the world as indistinguishable from actual "work". At the moment, I'm in the middle of a 14 week renova...
by Nefarious
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Re: Holiday or endurance trial?

I enjoy cooking but Nef’s holiday sounds horrible, not gonna lie :lol:. I'm not going to lie either - this one was! (Looking at the positive, I'm seeing it as an exercise in mental fortitude ;) ) Usually its great though. Get up in the morning, drink a coffee in the sun, chat with folks and make a ...
by Nefarious
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Re: Holiday or endurance trial?

Some of y’all don’t really understand holidays, do you? How do you do yours? I know I have atypical preferences, but basically I need to have a purpose. Sitting on a beach, sitting by a pool, sitting in a bar, or wandering around random local attractions (as distinct from ones I specifically want t...
by Nefarious
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Re: Holiday or endurance trial?

Nightmare Nef... I always bring a small crate of Kitchen Stuff when self catering in the UK and at least my knives (Checked Baggage of course ) when self catering abroad. I’ve had from Michelin Equipped to Tesco’s Value Range with bits missing Equipped and everything in between Chopping boards seem...
by Nefarious
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Re: Holiday or endurance trial?

So what legislation change in France that forces you to change? Apparently lots of new local legislation has been brought in to try and curb AirBnBing. Specifically in the case of the Chateau, there's a new rule that basically says that anywhere that hosts more than 14 people has to follow full mod...
by Nefarious
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday or endurance trial?
Replies: 68
Views: 1002

Holiday or endurance trial?

Why do I do it to myself? As some of you know, I do a week every year as chef for a big group (20-30) of friends (mostly extended family of my best mate from school). I know some might suggest 6-8 hours a day in a kitchen is a funny holiday, but I can't stand beaches/pools/generally sitting idle, so...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

The silence speaks volumes... Oh the racist thing not slave labour you enjoy. I'm happy for the UK to continue in its current form of immigration - I'm accepting of the ghettos in my own city even tho some say they are not that great. I dont have kids so dont care much for the discussion on languag...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

The silence speaks volumes...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Foz wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:35 pm
£12-£15 for a joiner in Edinburgh/London, eh?! It’s double that!
Depends whether you're the client or the employer!
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

You only have to look at the parallel conversation with Broccers to see exactly what I'm talking about. Normal man-in-the-street kind of fella, voted Brexit, wants to "take back control", appears to now think open abuse of foreigners is OK if you think they might be hurting your pay packet. Fairly ...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Right. Three goes at trying to get you to answer the simple question about your position re. hostility to foreigners, but no response. I assume we're all free to draw our own conclusions.
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Not talking unskilled Neil you were. Ask any British trades over 50 years old and it might validate the point. I don't know it's hearsay. Back to me, the racist thing tho. Never have been and find it offensive being labeled as such. So I've given you actual FACTS. Wages that were actually paid by a...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

I'll try a third time:
Nefarious wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Just to be absolutely clear - you're sticking to the position that hostility to foreigners is OK because of perceived downward pressure on wages?
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

That's fair enough - we can only speak from our own experiences and those we know I guess, and I guess I'm clearly shielded from it to some extent. I'm certainly in agreement that it's given those with questionable views the confidence to speak out when previously they wouldn't have. However, I aga...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

I'm saying you had no idea about wages 15 years ago in trades as you worked in IT. 😃. I've no idea just listen to mates telling me who should know. I have a fair idea, as I was doing payroll/accounting/legal for my brother's development company in 2006. In fact, I have my old wage files on my compu...
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

The important post:
Nefarious wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Just to be absolutely clear - you're sticking to the position that hostility to foreigners is OK because of perceived downward pressure on wages?
by Nefarious
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Also, don't know what kind of joiner your mate is, but £8/hr is labourer's wages. Joiners in Edinburgh get £12-15. In London its £15+. Regardless of nationality. Real enough for you? You're right the wage is less. When you had no clue what they were 15 years ago but do now it's a big difference. 😃 ...