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    M & S Food

    a wise move. Likewise since my move it doesn't really look like a curry out will be on the menu either.
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    M & S Food

    Don't you get that in all ready made meals too? But why would one choose to eat in an average or cokroach infested place? Seems a bit of a waste of money imo. Yep most places use a base gravy but still no comparison to the slop that is in a plastic container made in a facotry in Birmingham
  3. Plus our own weakened currency. No matter where you go now it feels expensive.
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    M & S Food

    Not sure if you're on a windup, but surely you can't honestly believe a ready made curry from the supermarket is close to a decent curry house. As a former regular at Waitrose their fresh meat was pretty poor imo and quality noticeably dropping the last couple of years. I stopped buying their burgers no matter how heavily discounted, they were inedible, had the oddest of textures. I only continued to shop there as I got heavy reductions and was convenient. The one decent bit of meat Waitrose do is the cote de boeuf. But with an average price over £20 I would hope so. They have a good image, merchandise well but it's easy to see through it especially when you go at opening . As I said earlier in the thread the butcher's in Asda here in NI is far superior than Waitrose and it's cheaper. The local produce probably helps though.
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    Zombie millennials

    Taco's are the in thing don't you know. Got to laugh, people paying £15+ for a bit of street food at a "taqueria" . Not sure why Taco Bell itself would warrant queues as it doesn't really have the prestige that say maybe an in n out burger (or whataburger if from texas) might have. I guess just like anything else really now, nostalgia, hype it whips them all up. Remember a couple of years ago those giant nike trainer boxes to store one's trainers. What ever happened to them?
  6. On the amateur front I made my own potato bread earlier in the week. By far the best I've ever had, if I don't say so myself. Can't believe I've been buying that Rankin stuff all these years. So easy to make as well.
  7. Tin foil shiny side down may help a little but greaseproof paper tends to better for the freezer/oven ready stuff like breaded fish etc
  8. I suspect less and less are doing the the average week or two in spain or the med unless its for a hen/stag do. Insta etc has them now going to far flung places and the with likes of Norwegian, can pick up a long-haul flight without luggage and plate full of slop for peanuts.
  9. http://www.cityam.com/277427/heathrow-airport-sees-april-passenger-numbers-soar-68m
  10. As usual it will be combination of things. Even though I do get the impression people are tapped out holidays are the last to go and I've seen no let up from the people I know. Just now someone has come back from two weeks away in Florida, that also had their wedding/honeymoon last Autumn which had a three week fly drive around the states. I have no idea how they can afford it as they only bought a HTB a year previously. Their salaries wouldn't dictate that they should really be able to do that. The biggest impact is probably over-saturation and competition in the sector now imo, just too many companies, other avenues D2C etc. Anyone been through an airport recently? In the last quarter I've been through a number of british airports and they're busier than they've every been.
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    M & S Food

    No where near as good as it used to be. Coming from Waitrose and now having to use Asda in NI I'm really impressed. It beats both Waitrose and marks hands down in the beef department. Also a proper butchers inside too. Only let down really is the merchandising isnt as good. Popped into marks on Saturday with my mum to get some towels and stuff. Ended up not getting any felt proper cheap. Then walked around the food hall and was laughing most the way round, they're proper taking the piss. Sheppard's pie, with barely two mouthfuls 😂
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    Northern Ireland

    Looks like today is the day to go with the weather. Sadly can't get up with enough time to make it worth while. Because of where I am, I think driving to newtownabbey or antrim and getting the train from there to colraine might be the way to do it. However on further research I think Ill skip the NW200 this year and do the Ulster GP, much closer to me and save the big one for when I get two wheels again. totally agree on the last point. First timers always end up with a right bodge of a day on these big events
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    Northern Ireland

    Yeah I checked the website already was more for if we had any dosbods with some good insider tips. I'm thinking if the weather is good on Thursday for the practice sessions I'll pop up then. Hopefully won't be as busy as Saturday
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    Northern Ireland

    Sadly no. Even in my heyday intermediates on a track day was plenty fast enough. No bike currently, however will get one soon, still not in time unfortunately to ride up to portrush this week/end
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    Northern Ireland

    Has anyone done the NW200 before? Any recommendations on the best method of transport to get there and best places to hang out for the day? Edit just add, will be going from Belfast area. Can drive (car now sorted) but seems like it might be a right ballache to drive 60 miles. Or best to save it until I have a set of two wheels to get up there?