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Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 15:40
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By malpasc
Most pointless idea ever. There are plenty of...

Most pointless idea ever.

There are plenty of places selling fresh fruit and vegetables already - supermarkets, corner shops, convenience stores, markets, greengrocers, fruit and veg box deliveries...
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 15:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By malpasc
I've been in Northern Ireland many times with my...

I've been in Northern Ireland many times with my husband and "on the street" I have never witnessed any kind of anti-gay sentiment at all either. In fact, like the people in the Republic everyone has...
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 15:04
Replies: 352
Views: 10,149
Posted By malpasc
I agree with all of this. Personally, I am one of...

I agree with all of this. Personally, I am one of those people who would rather just get through the checkouts as quickly as possible without any chit chat. In that way the self-service checkouts are...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By malpasc
The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are...

The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are two different states (NI is actually a province) in the same country. They have different governments, and different laws.

What the Republic does has...
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 10:24
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By malpasc
That would open an even bigger can of worms!

That would open an even bigger can of worms!
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 10:10
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By malpasc
I love Northern Ireland as a place and have many...

I love Northern Ireland as a place and have many friends there, but their "government" is totally backwards.

Who'd have thought that the Republic who only legalised homosexuality 22 years ago would...
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 10:01
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
London is probably one of the most reasonably...

London is probably one of the most reasonably priced places to eat out actually, purely because there is so much competition in the restaurant scene. You can basically get whatever cuisine you want...
Forum: General Discussion 22-05-2015, 09:04
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
Sorry? You want to see litter all over the...

Sorry? You want to see litter all over the streets and food vendors with fags in their mouths?! How strange!

I agree full-on gentrification risks turning places into clones of eachother and prices...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 16:19
Replies: 49
Views: 1,379
Posted By malpasc
It depends on the company, industry etc. There is...

It depends on the company, industry etc. There is no one standard rule when it comes to bank holidays.

Many jobs, retail etc now see Bank Holiday as a normal working day. I guess it must be the same...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 16:13
Replies: 85
Views: 2,378
Posted By malpasc
Not sure if it is a specifically London thing but...

Not sure if it is a specifically London thing but contactless is everywhere here. Supermarkets, shops, coffee shops, pubs, buses, Tube..
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 10:24
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
Surely if you were just you then you too were...

Surely if you were just you then you too were also a subculture of one?! :D

I always try to remember which end of the carriage is closest to the exit at Tube stations I use because that always saves...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 08:55
Replies: 35
Views: 1,213
Posted By malpasc
I'm also lucky that door to door my commute is...

I'm also lucky that door to door my commute is just about half an hour each way on the Tube so my working day in total isn't too long.
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 08:53
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
Our local National Rail line, Liverpool Street to...

Our local National Rail line, Liverpool Street to Chingford, is becoming part of the London Overground network at the end of the month so hopefully that'll see some improvements in services and...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 08:36
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
I agree with what you're saying. I possibly...

I agree with what you're saying. I possibly didn't word it well.
I'm not London born and bred myself, having been born in Bath and spent my early childhood there, tean years in Swindon and spent my...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 08:04
Replies: 85
Views: 2,378
Posted By malpasc
I don't think society will ever become totally...

I don't think society will ever become totally cashless but I have to say pretty much all of my purchases now are done by card - even for small amounts at the supermarket etc.

The only cash I tend...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 07:58
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
It IS different from the rest of the country - in...

It IS different from the rest of the country - in terms of wealth generation, tax take, industries, and demographics it is different from most of the rest of the country.

I do agree the media of the...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 07:47
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
I can't imagine what they were like back then!...

I can't imagine what they were like back then! Even in the early 2000s some of the stations were pretty ropey looking (Kings Cross St Pancras was a total dive before the refit!!). I'm not saying...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 07:38
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
Pretty much all of our local pubs have gone...

Pretty much all of our local pubs have gone "gastro" and even then none of them charge a fiver for the average pint. My local is about 3.80 for a pint but they sell decent, craft beer, not fizzy...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 07:35
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
Actually the London Underground trains these days...

Actually the London Underground trains these days are pretty clean, or as clean as you'll get them considering how busy the Underground is. Even in the time I've lived in London the cleanliness of...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 07:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,213
Posted By malpasc
I do prefer a "9-5" job myself, although I...

I do prefer a "9-5" job myself, although I actually do 08.30 - 16.30. I've not worked a weekend or a bank holiday in about 20 years.
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2015, 07:26
Replies: 80
Views: 2,130
Posted By malpasc
Gallo always strikes me as the kind of wine the...

Gallo always strikes me as the kind of wine the people on Come Dine With Me who don't like any kind of "fussy" food would like. You know, the really girly "princess" types on there who probably have...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2015, 15:33
Replies: 80
Views: 2,130
Posted By malpasc
Red-wise I like an Argentinian Malbec. The one...

Red-wise I like an Argentinian Malbec. The one from Lidl is very nice, and ridiculously cheap at 5.29 a bottle.

For whites I like Viognier, or a Chenin Blanc.

I'm actually not hugely "fussy" but I...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2015, 15:28
Replies: 49
Views: 1,379
Posted By malpasc
No, I never have to work Bank Holidays.

No, I never have to work Bank Holidays.
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2015, 08:54
Replies: 178
Views: 5,819
Posted By malpasc
I've lived in London for about 13 years now and...

I've lived in London for about 13 years now and cannot imagine living in another UK city. None of them compare.

If we move out, and I think we will in the next few years, we'll probably move to...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2015, 07:52
Replies: 239
Views: 10,293
Posted By malpasc
I don't think I've ever visited a country I've...

I don't think I've ever visited a country I've actively disliked.

Finland, including Helsinki was a bit grey and dull but there was nothing to dislike as such, it was just not the most interesting...
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