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The Wrong Kind of Ears

The year hasn’t got off to the best of starts so far. I seem to have stirred up a dust allergy for Mrs Q; I’ve broken (another) teapot; and this morning the heating was roasting, until I discovered one of … Continue reading

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Ambulance-chasing

Would anyone care to comment – knowledgeably or otherwise – on the following? Should Severance Pay (aka PILON) have Statutory Redundancy Pay deducted from it? How do you really find out whether Severance Pay is taxable? Should Severance Pay include … Continue reading

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Broadband

My ISP, NewNet, has announced rather steep price rises to its already rather expensive service. (Perhaps I am not on one of the more keenly priced packages, but they have never offered me a more competitive alternative so I don’t … Continue reading

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Why am I getting this when trying to launch Real Player audio samples in Firefox? It works fine in IE. To be fair, I suspect it has never worked on this PC, rather than that it used to work and … Continue reading

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If only everything in life was as reliable as a …

The Skoda is in for its service & MOT today. The garage has just rung. It has failed the MOT because of tyres (which I’m not surprised about, I should have checked them and got them done beforehand myself, but … Continue reading

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Domesticity

The kitchen planner from John Lewis has visited. His first comment was that the price estimated in the store wasn’t realistic – fortunately the figure he suggested was more or less my original budget. He doesn’t think moving the oven … Continue reading

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