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  1. Thread: Malta

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    You just have to drive like you mean it! In the...

    You just have to drive like you mean it! In the past our driving was pretty unscientific but it really isn’t anything to fear these days.

    If you’re staying in Valletta or elsewhere in the harbour...
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    The big chains will give you a better car which...

    The big chains will give you a better car which will be clean and problem free and you’ll pay for the privilege.

    The small family car hire places are often cheaper but the experience can be hit...
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    I’ve used Fiverr a couple of times and had very positive experiences.
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    On re-reading - it wasn’t clear at first whether the gentleman was still alive as it looked like you referred to him in one post in the present tense.

    As to the rate of tax on these lifetime...
  5. Before the transferable NRB was introduced we...

    Before the transferable NRB was introduced we used to use quite convoluted debt or charge schemes to ensure both spouses’ NRBs were used because for most couples the family home is the main asset.
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  6. Potentially exempt transfers (that is, personal,...

    Potentially exempt transfers (that is, personal, non- exempt and generally non-trust gifts) within seven years of death are treated as using up the nil rate band on death. What that means is that the...
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    I posted earlier in the thread- at the time two...

    I posted earlier in the thread- at the time two years after a “gallbladder with complications” episode. I’m fully recovered but strangely I don’t now like too much very fatty food. I do still eat...
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    I’m a Luddite… I ripped a LOT of CDs!
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    Mine- with an aftermarket SSD- has over11,000...

    Mine- with an aftermarket SSD- has over11,000 tracks on it at the last count, and is one travelling companion I never leave at home. Superb devices.
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    From your nearest catering supplier, Asian grocer...

    From your nearest catering supplier, Asian grocer or probably even Amazon… just get yourself some plain black steel pans in the sizes you need, season and maintain them properly and you’ll never need...
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    Annie Haslam, Renaissance’s singer. Phwoar, etc!
  12. A law against a free market? As this is the G&D...

    A law against a free market? As this is the G&D I’ll keep it short and say “no”.
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    What’s the topography on and behind the footprint of the house? In other words does the ground level continue to fall beyond the building? If so is there a side alley or path which you could run a...
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    23 years ago when my daughter was a month old!...

    23 years ago when my daughter was a month old! Had it done privately under local anaesthetic. Road tested the equipment after 36 hours, which HURT but generally a pretty painless experience.
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    Terrazzo is a common flooring material in Malta-...

    Terrazzo is a common flooring material in Malta- it’s made locally in a wide variety of styles and patterns, and even exported from Malta- for example several railway stations platforms in London...
  16. Thread: Dot & Dab

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    Fixing onto battens is very much easier.

    Fixing onto battens is very much easier.
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    It’s unfortunately not as simple as that as the UK tax regime for trusts is both complex and in some respects punitive, and laden with pitfalls for the unwary. It’s an area of work I’ve been involved...
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    Band clubs and football clubs are a thing here...

    Band clubs and football clubs are a thing here for a certain stratum of society. Rivalry between the different clubs is a fact of life. This sometimes becomes quite physical. Every village has an...
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    Yep! Fireworks are a bit of a national sport...

    Yep! Fireworks are a bit of a national sport here, and are deployed throughout the year. But the firework festival is definitely worth seeing. We live on the other side of the Grand Harbour so we get...
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    But the Maltapost tracking was (I found out too...

    But the Maltapost tracking was (I found out too late) very detailed. eBay failed to reflect that. You may well say that I shouldn’t have relied on the eBay tracking (and in future I certainly won’t )...
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    My biggest lesson in this is that eBay’s tracking is unreliable and hence not fit for purpose on this type of international transaction.

    I mostly buy from UK sellers and have items delivered to a...
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    The short answer is, I don’t know. But it’s a good question, so I’ll ask him.
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    I could of course just file an “item not received” report with eBay (in fact I did as a first step) and then claim a refund into my PayPal account, but it seems unfair to me that the seller should...
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    As I’ve now learned, Maltapost provide full tracking. eBay failed to update theirs.
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    eBay postage problem

    On 22nd November I ordered an item from an eBay seller in Germany to be sent to my address in Malta.

    The eBay online tracking gave an estimated delivery date of 23rd December. The eBay tracking...
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