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Forum: Advice 27-02-2015, 15:22
Replies: 34
Views: 3,566
Posted By Smokeychan1
Short-term memory loss was the first obvious sign...

Short-term memory loss was the first obvious sign that I was suffering from stress, only I wasn't aware it was a symptom of stress and so I tried to ignore it. I was pretty scared as I thought I had...
Forum: Advice 26-02-2015, 21:34
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Smokeychan1
Dr Marten's Airwair should last for years. Or at...

Dr Marten's Airwair should last for years. Or at least the upper will wear before the sole does :p
Forum: Advice 13-02-2015, 23:42
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Smokeychan1
I'll stick my neck out and say yes, based on the...

I'll stick my neck out and say yes, based on the information in the OP, you have been repaid twice for the amount of tax deducted through PAYE during the 2013-14 tax year.

If you still have the...
Forum: Advice 10-02-2015, 22:27
Replies: 234
Views: 9,851
Posted By Smokeychan1
The mortgage company will want to see 3 years...

The mortgage company will want to see 3 years figures backed up by submitted tax return computations (SA302s). They won't accept these statements from anyone but the tax man.
Forum: Advice 10-02-2015, 06:23
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By Smokeychan1
We have an NHS call-line where nurses and...

We have an NHS call-line where nurses and paramedics do just that.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-02-2015, 19:26
Replies: 3,029
Views: 454,443
Posted By Smokeychan1
Vain hope indeed. Added to the director's...

Vain hope indeed. Added to the director's penchant for long-distance shots, we now have to suffer half the bloody episode being filmed from the other side of a window pane.

That aside, it did feel...
Forum: Food and Drink 03-02-2015, 17:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By Smokeychan1
Substitute some of the mince beef with a...

Substitute some of the mince beef with a healthier alternative, such as soya mince.
Forum: Fashion and Beauty 01-02-2015, 19:33
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By Smokeychan1
Back when I used to get dolled up, Klorane...

Back when I used to get dolled up, Klorane cornflower eye make-up remover was my preference. I haven't used it in years as I don't wear so much make-up and face wipes are enough to get the job done...
Forum: Food and Drink 28-01-2015, 16:58
Replies: 47
Views: 3,810
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 26-01-2015, 22:42
Replies: 11
Views: 723
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: 1,289
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: 122
Views: 7,124
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: 79
Views: 6,895
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: 796
Views: 86,218
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: 6,583
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: 4,364
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: 4,364
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: 1,028
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: 453
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: 1,911
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: 606
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: 769
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: 2,693
Posted By Smokeychan1
Not to mention eBay.

Not to mention eBay.
Forum: Food and Drink 05-01-2015, 07:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
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: 3,575
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...
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