Adarmo

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    4x4 recommendations.

    Fantastic cars. Mates dad had the 2.8 twin turbo (going back a fair few years now) and it went like a rocket. Chap loved a drink too which made the journey all the more exciting......
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    Government waste: a moral duty not to pay tax

    If we transition down the route of EV cars they'll do per mile pricing. The research into doing it for lorries is a pilot.
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    Government waste: a moral duty not to pay tax

    Keynes recommended an average 25% govt interference of the total economy. Ramping up in recession and peeled back in recovery.
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    fibre eat more

    Love this forum! Just gone down a wikipedia hole learning about lectins. Soybeans and castor oil are bad! I Will read more. Thanks
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    fibre eat more

    Yes also true. Whole foods rule. Taste better too imho.
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    fibre eat more

    I've been on a dry January and ultra low carb diet since 1 Jan and have dropped nearly a stone! I have been doing about an hour of cardio each night and not snacking at all. Then this comes out! I'll drop the low carb thing once I hit my target weight and aim to keep it off through less boozing (December is always pretty heavy!) and more exercise.... much more. Thing is, every couple of year's there's a new diet or recommendation. Remember the bad press on saturated fat? Turns out margarine is poison and saturated fat isn't bad. Remember veg oil? Turns out that's awful for you and animal fat is better for frying. Will give the fibre thing a go in Feb, I've been casually reading up on diets (chap at work is obsessed) and, weight gain and in particular fat storing v. fat burning is governed by the insulin response to a meal so if you have to have carbs eat them all in one meal (ideally your last meal of the day) and then insulin spikes and drops overnight, then have a low carb brekkie and lunch. I'll report back on how that goes.
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    Abdul goes to the disco

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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    The Wilsons

    Hope he dies before he realises his gains. Fat feckless entitled cunt.
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    Cycling

    Most road bikes have tiny tyres and mine are at 7 or 8 bar so the pressure exerted even at low speeds must be decent, esp when combined with the inertia of a fully grown man.
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    Cycling

    I got hit by a car about three years ago cycling to work. I was extremely lucky in how we collided as he pulled out into my cycle lane trying to squeeze into standing traffic on the road. My chain came off and one foot unclipped but I stayed on (somehow I have no clue how) and I'd torn through the front bumper of his Peugot with my nice metal pedals. I turned the air blue. The bloke was very nice about it and I was just in shock to be honest. Yeah that is pretty bad. Suppose I would though counter with what is the cost/value of a life changed by being hit by a car? All lives are worth the same imho and for every incident where a cyclist (and use that term loosely because this is just a pillock on a bike right?). https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cycle-safety-laws-new-kim-briggs-death-warning-against-witch-hunt-a7960291.html
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    Abdul goes to the disco

    Chap drives his fisher-price 4X4 into a nightclub: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-46787113
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    Man stabbed on train

    And then run the stupid f**k over, ideally pinning and rolling him against the side of the car like the scene in Heat when De Niro reverses to evade his assassin.
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    Converting a chalet bungalow into a house.

    Haha possibly, but we're a bit of a walk to the town centre so poss not likely. Also, I feel that I have been priced out by boomer NIMBY pull-the-ladder up lot so this way it bites them on the arse... the young buying up bungalows and turning them into houses and no new ones being built because NIMBYism made building land so expensive. Win, win P.S. no interest in starting a generational debate, I'm just being a bit of a cunt.
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    Converting a chalet bungalow into a house.

    This is potentially true although bungalows of this era tend to be over built. I have a civil engineer and structural engineer in the family and they do not seem concerned. The civil's day job is footings and earth works for large housing developments so even if they do require widening that would not be so bad for us, and we would be able to the rear extension ourselves after the main construction is finished.
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    Converting a chalet bungalow into a house.

    Thanks crashmonitor. I just keep rotating ideas in my head about what to do tbh. As it standsd the place is very comfy now and we've made it much more homely than it was but probably not added a whole lot of value (I'd be happy breaking even tbh). In this area the price of finished property is around £4.5k/sqm and the cost of adding it is around £2k (that's with someone doing literally everything for you). So round down the finished value to £4k (gotta work worst case scenario) and there's a £2k uplift in value for each sqm of finished property. I other words each £1 in gives £2 back at a point in the future. We plan to add about 80sqm to the property minimum and have a budget of around £120k. The first round of numbers are really because I hoped to get the structural work done for £80k but if overruns I can take from the interior finished fund of £40k. We don't plan on going mad on the finish, the greatest extravagance will be another small wood burner in the kitchen/diner/family room out the back or we will opt for underfloor heating (not decided). For the bungalow conversion we are prepared to do what it takes including living in a caravan in the garden but you are right on the knockdown rebuild. Even if we could get finance (essentially borrowing against something that we demolish and then borrow more to build something that doesn't exist yet) that for me is too big a risk and disruption so we would sell to builders but aim to get at least outline permission before placing on market. I would much rather extend than make a fast buck since we love it here and the town and neighbours are great.