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Forum: Food and Drink Yesterday, 16:58
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By Smokeychan1
Empty a tin of butter beans into a saucepan. Add...

Empty a tin of butter beans into a saucepan. Add 1-2 cloves of peeled garlic and then heat gently until there is only a little liquid remaining and the garlic is soft (about 15-20 mins). Add a knob...
Forum: Advice 27-01-2015, 22:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By Smokeychan1
I think overnight visits when you have only known...

I think overnight visits when you have only known each other for a matter of weeks is a bit much for a 7 year old child. My thoughts have nothing to do with potential paedophilia, simply that if you...
Forum: Advice 26-01-2015, 22:42
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Smokeychan1
You can claim within 4 years of the end of the...

You can claim within 4 years of the end of the tax year that you spent the money, so at the moment you can claim for all tax years ended 5/4/2011 and later. Search online for a P87 form and complete...
Forum: Advice 26-01-2015, 22:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By Smokeychan1
Offering good advice does not give anyone a free...

Offering good advice does not give anyone a free pass to be rude and abrupt.

Perhaps Yosemite will take some impartial advice and temper his replies in future, his tone often comes across as...
Forum: General Discussion 25-01-2015, 09:05
Replies: 63
Views: 3,502
Posted By Smokeychan1
Referendum aside, it has happened here in the...

Referendum aside, it has happened here in the past. I remember the re-introduction of a NMW being a hot topic in parliament back in the 80s and the same being rejected because it would deflate the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-01-2015, 23:26
Replies: 70
Views: 5,295
Posted By Smokeychan1
I felt the same. Harrowing though it was, turning...

I felt the same. Harrowing though it was, turning over was unthinkable - it would have been cowardly and disrespectful. Everyone needs to watch this.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-01-2015, 23:21
Replies: 302
Views: 27,444
Posted By Smokeychan1
I like Henry! What a complex and contradictory...

I like Henry! What a complex and contradictory character he is. I'm in the Cucumber>Banana group (the fogeys?) but will keep watching both (for now) for him alone.

The rest of the main cast reminded...
Forum: Advice 24-01-2015, 08:43
Replies: 85
Views: 6,159
Posted By Smokeychan1
For the person querying the 6 pw TV licence...

For the person querying the 6 pw TV licence cost, the cost is spread over 26 weeks not the full year.

OP, I did a check using with my local council using your figures and it says I would be...
Forum: Advice 24-01-2015, 08:20
Replies: 43
Views: 4,171
Posted By Smokeychan1
I specifically said this is what I would...

I specifically said this is what I would personally do. Anyone who has worked in catering will affirm that weekend trade and after school trade are not comparable, so even if this job doesn't pan...
Forum: Advice 24-01-2015, 08:09
Replies: 43
Views: 4,171
Posted By Smokeychan1
Normally, job-related training counts as work...

Normally, job-related training counts as work here in the UK and should be paid at least the minimum wage. However, there may an exception for people under 18 who would be expected to be in...
Forum: Advice 20-01-2015, 22:11
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Smokeychan1
Tell your partner to give reasonable notice when...

Tell your partner to give reasonable notice when she can be expected to arrive and hopefully Mum won't smoke in the room her visitors will occupy for 30 mins or so before they arrive. It's a fair...
Forum: Advice 18-01-2015, 18:11
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Smokeychan1
There is a section of the return that asks if you...

There is a section of the return that asks if you have made any payments on account. It would seem you haven't completed this section.

These payments should also appear on your Gateway account. I'd...
Forum: Advice 17-01-2015, 15:11
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By Smokeychan1
Laundry products designed for colours really do...

Laundry products designed for colours really do make a difference but you don't need to overspend. I have been using Aldi's laundry gel which is two pound something for a 20 wash bottle. Sainsburys...
Forum: Advice 13-01-2015, 21:58
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Smokeychan1
Is it possible the balance is tax overpaid in the...

Is it possible the balance is tax overpaid in the current tax year? If that is the case, it won't be repaid until after the completion of this tax year on 5 April.

You refer to wages but don't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 16:00
Replies: 31
Views: 750
Posted By Smokeychan1
Smile! Just keep your lips closed if you have a...

Smile!

Just keep your lips closed if you have a mouth full of old gravestones :o:D
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 19:08
Replies: 34
Views: 2,415
Posted By Smokeychan1
Not to mention eBay.

Not to mention eBay.
Forum: Food and Drink 05-01-2015, 07:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Smokeychan1
An ex-boyfriend's mother would thinly slice...

An ex-boyfriend's mother would thinly slice potatoes and make alternate layers with the potatoes and a small amount of browned mince in a large pan. She would then sprinkle on two beef Oxo cubes and...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 02-01-2015, 09:10
Replies: 68
Views: 3,509
Posted By Smokeychan1
What about Simon jerking and body-popping, or...

What about Simon jerking and body-popping, or Mark's aerobic endurance test? Of the 4 showdances this year, only one sort of complied with your suggested rules Veri, and yet it is only Caroline you...
Forum: Advice 01-01-2015, 11:07
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Smokeychan1
I replied to your thread on the Food forum. This...

I replied to your thread on the Food forum. This has been answered on the Amazon site, I left a link.
Forum: Food and Drink 01-01-2015, 10:54
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Smokeychan1
All butter pastry isn't to my taste, too brittle...

All butter pastry isn't to my taste, too brittle and biscuity. Shortcrust needs the addition of a superior shortening, like lard, to achieve the proper crumbling melt in your mouth texture....
Forum: Food and Drink 01-01-2015, 10:25
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Smokeychan1
Maybe you hadn't clicked on the expand button? as...

Maybe you hadn't clicked on the expand button? as there are 5 replies to the question -...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-12-2014, 22:27
Replies: 107
Views: 9,955
Posted By Smokeychan1
I can't praise the show enough. I was visiting...

I can't praise the show enough.

I was visiting my now deaf mother who has always loved musicals but struggles with anything musically new to her since she lost her hearing so I was a little worried...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 21-12-2014, 09:45
Replies: 62
Views: 7,160
Posted By Smokeychan1
I interpreted "I can see you doing that in the...

I interpreted "I can see you doing that in the final" as Craig's way of saying he expected to see Caroline in the final, not that he particularly wanted to see that dance again. After all, at that...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 21-12-2014, 09:12
Replies: 116
Views: 6,014
Posted By Smokeychan1
The ratings have held though. Strictly is still...

The ratings have held though. Strictly is still dominating Saturday night viewing figures.

Possibly a starting line-up that included a handful of ringers, unlike last year when Natalie stood alone,...
Forum: Strictly Come Dancing 21-12-2014, 08:35
Replies: 116
Views: 6,014
Posted By Smokeychan1
Don't you think that's more a reflection of this...

Don't you think that's more a reflection of this forum than the actual show?
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