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Fell running
at 11:43 5 May 2021

I've not even touched Wales. I was meant to go and do the Dragon race on my bike in 2019 but covid cancelled it. I'd love to go and run some of it too.
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Fell running
at 08:02 5 May 2021

This is one of the favoured routes in the peaks.

https://peakdistrictwalks.net/edale-skyline-walk-from-hope-20-mile-route/

I normally do a variation of it. Trim it down to 20km by not going to Kinder low.

The peaks are great, the great ridge and Kinder Scout are busy but everywhere else is quieter and good for cycling too.

One of my favourite places for trail and fell running is the Southern Uplands of Scotland nearish to Dumfries. I love the lakes but find it very busy. I tend to stick to quieter bits like Skiddaw which people seem to swerve.

Britain is a paradise for fell and trail runners but you have to do lots of research.
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Cash only establishments
at 13:06 3 May 2021

It's much lower than that. It was 23% in 2019. So I imagine it will be 10% or less for 2020 due to covid. I'm not sure why some people are so emotive about this topic. Card has safeguards to give enhanced consumer protection, protect against fraud and by proxy money laundering, tax evasion and modern slavery/people trafficking.

Cash is dieing because people don't want it as payment, people don't want to use it, merchants don't want it and banks don't want you to bring it in. As you say it's a nice back up but its use is more theorotical than existential.

Most people I know are evolving beyond cards now and just carry their phones with Google pay etc.
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Cash only establishments
at 10:17 3 May 2021

Fair enough. You must understand the risks though of money laundering, modern slavery and tax evasion that can come along with cash though.
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Snowdonia - anyone hiked the big mountain (Snowdon?) there?
at 12:53 1 May 2021

Scafell Pike is exposed and wild. It did it from Langdale which is a proper 21km 5 hour job. Granted it's much easier from Wasdale which is the traditional route. I'm an experienced fell runner and marathoner and found it a tough day in the hills.

Rommers - take a few light and waterproof layers. Take plenty of water and high carb snack bars. Download what3words as a failsafe. Wear decent hardy footwear and make sure they have decent ankle support. You'll have a great day.

However, underestimate the UK high peaks at your absolute peril.
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Murder/ Manslaughter of ITFC supporter Richard Day.
at 07:24 27 Apr 2021

Seems unduly lenient. Hope they appeal.
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Beer Prices
at 15:39 26 Apr 2021

Social equality is important. Democracy is important. The climate is important.

Beer going up slightly above inflation is trivial.
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Where could I retire comfortably with around 2000 quid a month?
at 13:00 26 Apr 2021

This is what I'd consider. Buy some farmhouse in the middle of nowhere and cycle 3 hours a day in the hills.

As long as there is a shop within 5 or 10km it's not massive problem. Spain is beautiful inland.
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Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse
at 01:39 26 Apr 2021

Agree. They've been great servants but neither have actually achieved anything.
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Beer Prices
at 01:38 26 Apr 2021

Agree. It's a trivial national obsession.

I only drink occasionally. If a pint with a meal is £3 or £6, not sure it makes a huge difference. Especially if the alternative is a watered down coke for £3.75.
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Thank God for Brexit.
at 22:03 25 Apr 2021

She tried the classic school of Tory gaslighting:

- repeat the same obviously ambiguous position 5 times
- say she's too busy to know what's actually going on. Despite being put forward for Marr on a Sunday morning
- tell the public, what the public want to know. "Andrew, all the public want to know are the 2 sentences I've memorised about how everything is fine and there is no sleaz at all in Westminster"
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Surveyor needed- recommendations welcomed
at 16:12 25 Apr 2021

Lacy Scott and Knight are fine and cheap in my experience.

Although a homebuyer report is so brief, heavily caveated and nebulous that I really don't think they are worth the paper they are written on.
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Where could I retire comfortably with around 2000 quid a month?
at 23:36 24 Apr 2021

£2.50/£3 maybe. Nothing memorably high or low.

I spent a week in Batu Ferringi and had a great time there.

Went to Siem Reap a few years ago. If getting smashed for the lowest possible price is high on the agenda. I wouldn't look beyond pub street. Some places are £25p a pint. I stayed in a lovely 7 room hotel with a pool and it was like £28 a night. The temples are amazing too.
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Where could I retire comfortably with around 2000 quid a month?
at 22:28 24 Apr 2021

No lack of bars when I went a few years ago. Really nice atmosphere in Georgetown and the beach resorts.

You probably just went a bit before it got on people's radars.

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Where could I retire comfortably with around 2000 quid a month?
at 17:52 24 Apr 2021

I've been to Bali a few times. It's nice for a holiday but not sure I'd want to live there. Rush hour last 8 hours each day as the roads are so inadequate. Each village is effectively its own local Government.

The rest of Indonesia in my experience is a bit less straight forward for Westerners. I'd probably go for Malaysia. Weather's great. English is pretty widely spoken and Bahasa is easyish to learn. It's great value too. Here is an article on Penang. I've been there once a few years ago and it was really nice, but incredibly hot. Like insanely hot.

https://www.cheapestdestinationsblog.com/2020/04/21/cost-of-living-in-malaysia-e
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Cummings
at 00:27 24 Apr 2021

Dom is the living embodiment of Dunning Kruger.
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One of the most damaging things about this ESL fiasco
at 08:54 21 Apr 2021

Agree. They will be facing huge embarrassment for years and rightly so. Pretty amazingly arrogant to think you can just start a new thing with other greedy and entitled clubs.
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Huge straw clutching here but do you think not having fans in the ground has
at 21:00 20 Apr 2021

Same for everyone init.
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Housing what would you rather question
at 12:01 19 Apr 2021

That's what I think every time I see a house in London for whatever price. Just a lost opportunity to buy something nice in the country.
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Housing what would you rather question
at 11:55 19 Apr 2021

You mean you'd rather live here than a 2 up 2 down in London:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property/72386556
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