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Forum: Goa
May 23rd 2008, 5:56 pm
Replies: 3,948
Views: 633,172
Posted By Old Lob

Re: GOA - Buyer Beware!

Thankyou for your illuminating letter which I received today. I accept my error and confirm that in fact I do not disagree with you; rather I disagree with myself. Comprehensively and always.

I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2008, 5:47 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 4,091
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Monday Night Pub Quiz

Thrush - Linnean name covering Thrushes and Blackbirds is unappealingly - Turdus.

Does that correlate?
Forum: Goa
May 23rd 2008, 2:20 pm
Replies: 3,948
Views: 633,172
Posted By Old Lob

Re: GOA - Buyer Beware!

I disagree with you.

Hope that made sense.:D
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2008, 2:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Need an electrician / sparky

I know one in Guinea Bissau if you happen to be there. Giving a clue that it is a kitchen narrows it down to three thousand million options (less one where sparky lives) - hopefuly you won't be given...
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2008, 2:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Old Lob

Re: British Invasion

I don't dispute your experience - I still remember the encounter with the twt barman but I have had very good experiences with their professionsls. And your comment on being offered a white collar...
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2008, 2:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By Old Lob

Re: The Finance/Savings/Investments Thread...

Use BACS it is cheaper (free?)

Contract law is not tax law and there is no reason why they cannot pay you offshore if you really are non-resident for tax purposes. I'm impressed that you are paid...
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2008, 1:58 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,430
Posted By Old Lob

Re: !!Moving to Dubai!!

I actually agree with your sentiment completely. Disrespecting a host is morally wrong. This reconciles with peoples attitudes if what they mean is:' I understand the risk and am prepared to take it'.
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2008, 1:51 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 22,859
Posted By Old Lob

Re: BMW Z4 Coupe in Dubai

Yes - good point - you will be the first person in the Middle East who spends more than the budget.

Sort it out!!
Forum: New Zealand
May 23rd 2008, 1:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By Old Lob

Re: This isn't easy

Stay in London.
May 22nd 2008, 3:31 pm
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 3:26 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Old Lob

Re: British Invasion

Prof work see previous reply - they are not underpaid - they are good at their jobs. I qualify that. I have worked with these guys in a limited way in London and they were impressive. To me they...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 3:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Old Lob

Re: British Invasion

No, not at all. The entire banking system in London is supported / overwhelmed by very competent and very highly paid Aussies on temp work visas doing jobs that Brits cant do either because the...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 10:50 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,936
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Quick visa question

What the FCO does is check signatures. If there is a signature on the document- such as a registrars then they can check this and so you need do nothing else. If it does not have a signature - such...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 10:45 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,936
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Quick visa question

Don't forget to get your criminal record attested too.
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 10:39 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,430
Posted By Old Lob

Re: !!Moving to Dubai!!

If you are going to get a dog, cat, rhino, duck billed platypus, bacterium or any other life form then , and just trust me this time, do not give it a name beginning with M. Anything else will be...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 10:34 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Old Lob

Re: British Invasion

The number of people who want to leave the UK is reputed to be 5M. If you take the population at 25 milion adults then this is huge. The ability to move is less inhibited now (well last year) with...
May 22nd 2008, 7:50 am
Replies: 63
Views: 3,866
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Sometimes I think I'll be fine here...

I think it is the personality that is depresses rather than the chemical receptor reaction. Therefore getting drunk will only amplify what is already disturbing you - in a positive or negative way.
...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 6:36 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Old Lob

Re: British Invasion

....if they are literate.
Forum: Africa
May 22nd 2008, 6:34 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,999
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Are taxi's safe in RSA?

hire a car but not one as attractive as a mercedes. Listen to the warnings. Even Durban is getting dangerous now.
May 22nd 2008, 5:08 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,788
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Urgently need some sensible advice

Well, Dungroamin you did not get very far with this wind up did you.

Good luck Flea and I hope that your trip back is a success although I don't envy you working or commuting to London. You are my...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 4:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Importing DVDs

Yes, my mistake I had someone bundle up my residual mixed bag of mail and stuff including a couple of DVD and sent by DHL. Did not make it. They even took my open university dvd on quantum mechanics-...
Forum: Middle East
May 22nd 2008, 4:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Importing DVDs

Don't bring the Highway Code either - I think it is top of the banned book list.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 22nd 2008, 4:51 am
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Information required

Agreed - nice hotel - not so sure about Rockbottoms though. A girl would not want to go there on her own but it is not nasty though. It had a very good fish restaurant when I was there last.
May 21st 2008, 7:46 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Life's Priorities

No!!

You are only allowed to dream if you are very rich!!!

...nightares all round..:D
May 21st 2008, 4:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Old Lob

Re: Life's Priorities

I agree with everyone else that tictac's post is good - by virtue of it being expansive but I think that the circumstances described are not actually cause for reconsidering the status quo in the...
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