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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Oct 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I couldn't go through the bank as it was just shy...

I couldn't go through the bank as it was just shy of £100. It's a shame as I have liked APH in the past, I fully sympathise hence my patience over 5 months but in the end I needed the money and I had...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We were very jammy. We sold our house the day the...

We were very jammy. We sold our house the day the restrictions lifted in May and reserved a new build straight away with a pre-housing-market frenzy price tag (although means we sold at that too of...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,968
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
No, and I'm sure I will live longer for it :D

No, and I'm sure I will live longer for it :D
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 63
Aph
Views: 3,055
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Got my money back from APH this week, sadly it...

Got my money back from APH this week, sadly it took me having to send quite an angry email (after months of polite ones) but it did trigger them to refund me.

(Holiday was meant to be in May)
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 19 Oct 20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
So the fact they have more diversity in their...

So the fact they have more diversity in their programming to reflect the society they serve is going "too far"? What do you find so offensive about having more BAME people on television exactly? I...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 19 Oct 20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Can you give an example?

Can you give an example?
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 19 Oct 20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Or inclusive...

Or inclusive...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 19 Oct 20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I literally just said I think the licence fee is...

I literally just said I think the licence fee is outdated, I didn't say anywhere I think everyone should pay for it.
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 19 Oct 20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
For every person complaining the BBC is left...

For every person complaining the BBC is left leaning, I see someone complaining it's biased to the government (especially in the context of Brexit). It has a wide ranging amount of content and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Yeah the amendment fee was the only fee I didn't...

Yeah the amendment fee was the only fee I didn't get refunded, I assume the fee is for the administrative cost of changing the holiday and they have done that administrative process so you've...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
No 2 boys, individually both lovely, together...

No 2 boys, individually both lovely, together they are a nightmare, they've never gotten on but their rivalry is just getting worse with age. An endless cycle of my eldest trying to keep a distance...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Oh no what a pain. Can you move the majority of...

Oh no what a pain. Can you move the majority of your money/accounts to a different provider (there are some that are paying cash for doing so) and just keep the minimum you need to to keep your...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Mine are still young (10&6) but I am placemarking...

Mine are still young (10&6) but I am placemarking as hopefully it'll make me appreciate what I have a bit more as their fighting is making home life quite awful at the moment to be honest!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Would you be allowed to go? I didn't think travel...

Would you be allowed to go? I didn't think travel restrictions to the US had been lifted except for those with citizenship? I'm assuming your flight will be cancelled? I would wait to be cancelled on...
Forum: TV and Film 15 Oct 20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Oh interesting thank you. I've rewatched a lot of...

Oh interesting thank you. I've rewatched a lot of old series favourites recently, might have to add this to the list.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
My poor mum got rid of her sofa the day before...

My poor mum got rid of her sofa the day before lockdown, her new sofa was due the day lockdown happened so it couldn't be delivered and she spent lockdown on a mattress!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We know the end is nigh when the DFS sale ends!

We know the end is nigh when the DFS sale ends!
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
As a first time buyer what I did was update my...

As a first time buyer what I did was update my budgeting spreadsheet to go forward 2-3 years and looked at how I would cope if rates were to raise up to 6% which felt realistic at the time, I knew I...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Well there's only one direction they can go in,...

Well there's only one direction they can go in, but it seems unlikely they will get much higher any time soon. I am hopeful that when I come to remortgage in 5 years rates won't be too bad, I assume...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Extremely important question

Are sofa deliveries still being done in high risk areas?! Can you have tradesmen in?
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Thanks so much to those who advised me, I managed...

Thanks so much to those who advised me, I managed to get the bulbs to work, my boys will be so happy when they come home, they were so disappointed their magic colour lights didn't work when I bought...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Sorry to sound daft but how do I log into my...

Sorry to sound daft but how do I log into my router?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,447
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of CSR...

I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of CSR tbh, I can't even remember what I'd paid this year, but if I had any confidence in being able to go next year I'd have booked. I don't though, so will...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I bought a couple of Lohas ones as they were...

I bought a couple of Lohas ones as they were cheaper but I can't get them to work because it needs a different type of wifi apparently? It's really confusing. We will have a hive hub next month but...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Prime have got some good Ring deals. We've bought...

Prime have got some good Ring deals. We've bought a couple of the floodlight cameras, they are £90 off at the moment so cover the electrician cost of getting them hardwired.
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I bought a Hive thermostat on prime day so I can...

I bought a Hive thermostat on prime day so I can heat just my study over the winter rather than the whole house :)
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 7 Oct 20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,205
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
2 weeks old depending on when you class life...

2 weeks old depending on when you class life starting for a house :D

Have lived in 3 new builds prior to this one, and love them for their energy efficiency, modern living, and number of toilets!...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We've just bought a Ring doorbell, its camera is...

We've just bought a Ring doorbell, its camera is amazing, we are thinking of buying Ring cameras with it to put elsewhere around the house, the app is really easy to use and control.
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
(So to answer you're question I think it's fine...

(So to answer you're question I think it's fine to use without hub, but if you want to control through your phone and other devices like Alexa, you'll need the hub. I want the app to turn it on when...
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I think I'm right in saying if you want the bells...

I think I'm right in saying if you want the bells and whistles of using the app etc you need the Hub, otherwise it's just a two dimensional thermostat? We are getting ours fitted next month.
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We bought a 6 year old house in 2017, we went for...

We bought a 6 year old house in 2017, we went for the middle one, home buyer's is it? It was only a few hundred and was piece of mind really, I wouldn't rely too much on NHBC it can be controversial...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Sep 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Aph
Views: 3,055
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Nope, contacted several times, our amount was...

Nope, contacted several times, our amount was just shy of £100 so I can't do a charge back
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Sep 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,435
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I am just so freaking relieved we have been able...

I am just so freaking relieved we have been able to sell our house and buy this summer, 4 of us in a small 3 bed with me working from the living room was such hard work, we move in this weekend and I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Sep 20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,226
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We have Kos booked for August next year. Keeping...

We have Kos booked for August next year. Keeping Florida money aside for 2022, hoping to be able to book next year and enjoy the planning and get a holiday I'm happy to pay £8000+ on, but that seems...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Sep 20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Absolutely, of course. Whatís the alternative?...

Absolutely, of course. Whatís the alternative? Who regulates when freedom of speech can and canít be expressed? While this might seem obvious lie vs truth, what happens when itís more nuanced than...
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
I wouldn't have grey flooring and grey walls, too...

I wouldn't have grey flooring and grey walls, too much grey. Our new house will have grey flooring so we will be keeping the walls white. I love the oak herringbone floor above. Although if you had...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Sep 20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,927
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We can't compare where we are now with where we...

We can't compare where we are now with where we were in March, it's two completely different situations with testing, social distancing and everything else it's comparing apples with pears.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Sep 20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,927
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Honestly I don't follow any of it now, I only...

Honestly I don't follow any of it now, I only know about Caerphilly as my brother lives there. I think it is all utter madness, I am so thankful I don't have children in secondary school. So long as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Sep 20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,927
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
Yes Caerphilly's cases have risen 'exponentially'...

Yes Caerphilly's cases have risen 'exponentially' and now they are entering a 'lockdown', you can't enter or leave the borough (but don't worry Spoons will be open) because, wait for it...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Sep 20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By GoldenAvalanche
We hired a car and drove out to the South Rim and...

We hired a car and drove out to the South Rim and did it in just one day, stopped off at the Hoover Dam on the way and went via Route 66. I much preferred the Valley of Fire to be honest, but Grand...
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