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  1. Actually, it leads me to suspect she's *exactly* that.
  2. What do you drive?

    I shall be in staying in Nottenham on Wednesday night, so if you have time to say hello, let me know,
  3. What do you drive?

    I am picking a new car up on Wednesday. I am a teensy bit excited.
  4. VT'ers Dieting Thread

    @mottaloo You can change the habits of a lifetime if you put your mind to it. I'm mid 40s now, and was tired of being overweight and unfit, so I started to eat better, cut out most of the crap I ate, and got a bit more exercise. Good for you on the Parkrun, I did a few of those last year, before my back went. I'm not especially quick at all, and my fastest ever 5K is 32 minutes, but it's still faster than sitting on your arse at home, as you say.
  5. VT'ers Dieting Thread

    I've gone from 17 stone 2 at the end of January, to 14 stone 10 as of this morning. About another half a stone and I'll be happy.
  6. Running

    You should have a go at the Marathon des Sables. 150 miles across the Sahara in 7 days. A lad at work did it, says it was the best experience of his life. http://marathondessables.co.uk
  7. Prague

    Prague is beautiful, and the Old Town Square when it's lit up at night is the most beautiful place I've been. As Zatman says, the area around there is very expensive for food and drink, but worth doing at least once as it's lovely sitting and eating in some of the cafes. If you're on a budget, then you walk ten minutes out of the town centre, and the price of drinks drops dramatically from £4 for a beer to closer to a £1, and it'll be less rammed with tourists. When I first went in the early 90s, it was 10p a pint. Was there for a week, and spent about a tenner on beer and food, and I have never, ever drunk so much in my life. To be honest, in three days you'll probably just get round most of the tourist places that Tony mentions, but they're worth doing. The Charles Bridge has lots of street entertainers, and is especially good at night. Prague is famous for its puppets, so try and watch a street performer doing a puppet show, as they're very good. We went with the kids last time, and took a boat ride to the zoo.
  8. If Only For a Week

    Celebrity - Usain Bolt, would love to know what it feels like to be that quick. Footballer - Ibrahimovitch, to be that good, and have that much self belief. Member of a band on tour - Johnny Marr - I'd get The Smiths back together. VT'er - Difficult one seeing as it's inhabited almost solely by Trots! That would only leave AWOL and Tonyh, so one of them. Citizen of a country - The US. Would love to be free to live there for a while. Car to drive - Lamborghini Aventador Anything else, for a week - Figher pilot
  9. Viewing / Buying a house

    Good luck with it Wilko, sounds to me like you've approached things in a sensible way.
  10. Viewing / Buying a house

    We finally exchanged contracts today, so if the 40% crash could hold off for a while. Ta
  11. Viewing / Buying a house

    Funnily enough, nor did I. I'll confess, I may have momentarily let my normally calm persona slip, and let him have it with both barrels. There was a fair bit of interest in the house, but we were far and away in the best position.
  12. Viewing / Buying a house

    I'd forgotten what utter cocksockets estate agents are. We sold our house earlier in the year, so have no chain. We found a house, offered full asking price and are cash buyers. The estate agent asked us to put down a non-refundable 10% deposit to "put ourselves in a stronger position"! How much more of a strong position could we be in?
  13. Viewing / Buying a house

    It was the house purchase equivalent of not checking your credit card statement at the end of the month! Oh well, if you're going to start paying high rates of tax again, might as well do it in style.
  14. Viewing / Buying a house

    Hopefully exchanging contracts on our new house back in Blighty this week. Have just worked out what the stamp duty is going to be, so I'm off for a lie down.
  15. I'm not sure that's because you were a teacher.