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    Fatbloke wearing Fatboy. ...

    Fatbloke wearing Fatboy.

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  2. Indeed. On biogs as a conference speaker or...

    Indeed. On biogs as a conference speaker or exhibitor Iíve been known to include a final throwaway line describing myself as a whisky drinking curry eating fat bloke. But Iím not trying to sell...
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    Personally Iíve never understood why people include stuff on their CV like ďI enjoy reading, socialising and feeding my catĒ. Says nothing, adds nothing. But then again Iíve not been employed for...
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    Another vote for this- I always buy this one when...

    Another vote for this- I always buy this one when Iím in the UK.

    Not a fan of those spreadable butters. And it has to be salted for me.
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    Sad but inevitable that some posters have tried...

    Sad but inevitable that some posters have tried to turn the thread political. Iíll resist the temptation.

    Iíve spent my career working for some seriously wealthy people. In my line of work if...
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    This would be a Maltese thing but very tasty- we...

    This would be a Maltese thing but very tasty- we use crusty sourdough, no butter, spread with tomato paste (the Maltese version is very sweet compared to the tomato purťe you find in British...
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    Perhaps a cast in-situ concrete flue liner would...

    Perhaps a cast in-situ concrete flue liner would work.
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    At last after a LOT of visits to the dog...

    At last after a LOT of visits to the dog sanctuary Candy is home and settling in with her new pack...

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    I donít often disagree with you Paul.

    Maybe the circuit boards in some early and very rare quartz models would be a problem but from what I see spares availability for tuning fork watches is good...
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    Get well soon Guvínor.
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    Buying sight unseen - especially a 12 string - is...

    Buying sight unseen - especially a 12 string - is high risk. Iíve done it but then Iím a high risk animal. Auditioning before buying is obviously the way to go,

    Given that youíre in London eBay...
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    At Olympia for the Property Show today......

    At Olympia for the Property Show today...
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  13. Most towns of any size have at least one big...

    Most towns of any size have at least one big Asian grocery store where apart from being able to buy any and every spice imaginable St prices that make the little supermarket packs look a joke, plus...
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    Another Bristol alumnus! Likewise I did it many...

    Another Bristol alumnus! Likewise I did it many times. And have even done it on business trips as less of a faff than train to Paddington and backtracking on the Heathrow Express.
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    Sadly Linkedin ďCustomer serviceĒ drones rival their counterparts at Ebay, Easyjet and others for unhelpfulness.

    Very disappointing.

    On the basis of this experience, donít bother advertising...
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  17. There certainly are countless gilded donkeys on...

    There certainly are countless gilded donkeys on LinkedIn Chris- still there are good people there too.
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    A further useless reply from a LinkedIn employee. They apparently canít reinstate the links to candidates I inadvertently deleted. Considering they portray themselves as the professional network they...
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    I messaged them. And received a useless reply from “Anna”. Apparently they can’t reinstate the skipped candidates, so I’ve no way of reviewing those I might actually want to contact.

    On the...
  20. LinkedIn talent- what a frustrating thing!

    In short Iíve posted a (paid for) job ad on LinkedIn for a business development person. Despite me describing pretty closely the role and sector Iíve been given a list of ďrecommendedĒ candidates...
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    If you do use steel wool on old oak be sure to...

    If you do use steel wool on old oak be sure to remove any traces from any crevices otherwise the steel and tannin in the oak could react and leave dark stain marks.
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    Blue SMP today- but good to see a few hummers in...

    Blue SMP today- but good to see a few hummers in this weekís thread so I might have to dig one of mine out for the weekend.
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    Theyíre our national dog in Malta. People have a misconception that the representative Maltese dogs are those silly little toy terrier things. They arenít. There are two Maltese hound breeds, both...
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    I spent a few hours at the dog sanctuary this...

    I spent a few hours at the dog sanctuary this weekend being auditioned by this very shy prospective new pack member. Sheís a pharaoh hound, name of Candy. Gorgeous isnít she?
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    Apropos of rock cutting, we made an interesting...

    Apropos of rock cutting, we made an interesting discovery some years ago when working on my palazzino conversion.

    We had two old well shafts which had been filled with rubble which the builders...
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