Economic Exile

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    Smoking Hot Gingers

    Your second paragraph....I suppose that’s why “the stars” have stylists for photo shoots. Who can keep up perfect looks 24/7 though? Of course although you like Madonna in pop video looks and I like Aidan/Viggo in their famous characters there will be plenty folk out there who fancy them in their everyday look!
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    Jordan Peterson

    Whether he has a beard or is clean shaven makes no difference because I fancy him either way. No idea why I find him very attractive. He’s not uninformed about life in general, trim, well dressed and not a waste of space so that’s part of his attractiveness for me. Such is life. Attraction is a mystery to me!
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    Smoking Hot Gingers

    Correct! Sorry to derail the thread from hot redheads but the Aragon character in Lord of the Rings is just divine and ultimate fantasy fodder but I would pass the actor on the street without giving him a second look, Viggo Mortenson
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    Smoking Hot Gingers

    From the lady’s own mouth on tv http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/poldark/news/a806639/tvs-most-famous-redhead-poldarks-demelza-not-really/ She is very very gorgeous though but I like Aidan Turner who plays Poldark much more!
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    Jordan Peterson

    I like JP because IMO he speaks sense as a clinical psychologist and genuinely tries to help folk. Sure he’s been projected into the limelight because of some of his viewpoints but I think he genuinely has passion to help people. After watching the video, admittedly because I’m a little bit in love with JP, I would definitely watch him again to hear his views on life. Honestly though I can’t think of one single reason why I would ever want to watch or hear either of those two females ever again. Neither had anything interesting at all to say about anything.
  6. IMO legislation can’t save people. Sadly I had an acquaintance who became addicted to gambling. The bloke was a grafter, worked hard and earned a lot of money but unfortunately gambling addiction took all his money and eventually his life. He moved away to another area “for a fresh start”. Undoubtedly his addiction went with him. As a reformed alcoholic I can empathise with the reasoning of moving to a new place. I done that too but my addiction didn’t go away. Luckily I realised that wherever I went my problem would always be there ....unless I took action and quit. Alcoholics Anonymous referred to that behaviour as doing a geographical in attempt to escape it! My acquaintance was found in his new home hanged at age 43 leaving two kids and a grandchild. Broke, penniless and couldn’t see any other way out from his predicament. Alcohol is as easily available as gambling etc. I have no answer to addiction prevention or help if it happens but I doubt that legislation limiting access will solve the problem.
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    Gardening What are you sowing now?

    My potatoes, broad beans and peas are thriving. I’ve sown my runner bean seeds in peat free pots in greenhouse and I’m expecting germination soon and after a bit of nurturing/hardening off they can go out in the soil. Regarding my 6 special seeds I have five seedlings. One of them seems to be a twin? When I looked this morning I thought yippee, that’s five germinated. On this evening’s inspection I noticed that the last one that germinated has what appears to be two seedlings. No chance that two seeds were put in the same pot. Those seeds were expensive so I know the exact amount I had. Having read up on this matter it’s not unusual for a seed to have twins. Interesting! I’ll watch, wait and then decide whether to divide or kill the runt.
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    E-bike conversion

    The person I’m referring to lives in a very low hill area and the round trip to post office is about two miles. I wouldn’t mind an eBike myself but I’d be thinking about using it for regular 10+ mile outings!
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    E-bike conversion

    Just an anecdotal about one person I know who is overweight but not obese. Person figured that they needed more exercise so they splashed out on a top of the range electric pedal bike almost two years ago. Still the same weight and size! All person does on bike though is go to post office to collect mail when weather is suitable!
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    Interesting Visit to Barclays this morning

    When I sobered up about 27 years ago I did go through an obsessive cleaning phase. It filled time when I would have been boozing! I gravitated away from cleaning because I dislike it. Just unfulfilling as a pursuit! As long as my food preparation is hygienic I’m not too fussed about dust, cobwebs or messy floors. I have no clutter though so that’s a bonus. Years ago, after being sober a while, I remember watching a hoarder type programme where the interviewee was sweeping bare stairs i.e. just floorboards. When asked why she had no carpet or whatever she replied “Well, I’ve never seen a headstone with the words.......I wish I’d done more housework” I’ve never forgot that! So much more to do in life than move dust around a home or hoover up fluff etc. It doesn’t matter if it’s done weekly, monthly or bi monthly but yearly is probably pushing it a bit
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    Interesting Visit to Barclays this morning

    Personally I’ve found Buddhist philosophy very helpful regarding learning to live in the now, acceptance of life as it is and being grateful for what I have now. Being realistic about life it makes sense because no one knows when death will strike. I hope that doesn’t sound morbid but it is so true. When anyone says to me “Oh you’ve got years ahead of you” I just laugh and ask them to present me evidence that their claim is true. It doesn’t make me widely popular but I think I grasp the reality of life as it is better than those who make such vacant comments. Trying to live in the moment and in each day while making the best of life isn’t easy but in my experience it gets easier with practice. Life is hard for all IMO but we should all remember that we can die at any moment. Such is life. Living life on life’s terms!
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    Interesting Visit to Barclays this morning

    I can relate, no big dreams, I just want to plod along doing stuff I enjoy with no hassle from anyone else. Perhaps getting older makes folk like that, I don’t know really. Anyway doing stuff I like, with no dreams to fulfil, is good enough for me theses days!
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    Mumsnet, are the all there?

    You’ve done well in life and deserve your affluence. I’ve done well too in different ways but not affluent at all regarding money accrual. I’ve known for years to the penny how much I have in accounts. No way would I forget how little I have Much better to be thrifty and careful though rather than debt ridden and careless pursing consumerism!
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    Interesting Visit to Barclays this morning

    I am so so pleased for my daughter that after doing a degree and masters she has secured a job with a small but very well established ecology company who provide all sorts of ecology reports ranging from individuals, small charities, housing developers to large public sector stuff. Vehicle paid for, clothing paid for, accommodation paid for and funding available for suitable training for my daughter to reach chartered status, like the boss! Boss sounds like a lovely fella.....company doing well so wants to help new folks get on. I say you should follow your dreams. If you apply for an archeology job and get it good for you. We’re all only here once so we have to make the best of it. In an ideal world there would be opportunities for all but as we know it isn’t like that so IMO we should all go for what we want with no guilt!
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    Mumsnet, are the all there?

    Over 25 years ago when I worked at a local bank branch I had to write out to customers who had dormant accounts i.e. no activity for a certain number of years, I can’t remember how many. If there was no response the accounts were closed and “absorbed” into the banks finances. Quite a few with substantial balances between 50p to a few thousand met that fate! One man, a local businessman, came to the branch with his letter and said he couldn’t remember having an account at the branch. I can assure you that you do I informed him and the balance is £80k+ My response was open mouthed that someone could forget that amount of money!