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  1. Kimbers


    My G4S shares have a hostile takeover happening. They are currently at 207p and the Company trying to take them over is offering 130p + 30%. How on earth does that work? So if they are successful then they get the company at a hugely cheap price! And 207 doesn't really reflect the companies value as its low because of COVID!
  2. I can't say mate. its not a question I asked her.
  3. I'm sure many of you know what I do part time. Just recently I had an experience that changed my mind a little on this subject. We were called to a truck with "Movement" being heard in the back, by the driver. On opening it up we found 6 illegals who had sneaked into it maybe at a truck stop he parked at overnight before crossing the channel. 5 of them were young African men, of course they all said they were under 18 didn't have any ID etc etc. Normal situation. However one was a early middle aged woman who I dealt with because I was the only one with a female crew partner.
  4. She's gone. God I'm gonna miss her but not as much as my Son. She has been his constant companion for 15 years and always helped with his aspbergers. She settled right at the end like she knew it was time. And let them put a line in. Glad I was there with her talking to her as she fell asleep. RIP Pickle, go get those squirrels.
  5. Vet is coming at 2.30 today and I have felt sick to the pit of my stomach since the call yesterday. I know its the right thing but I both dread it for myself as I am the only one here to hold her and I dread it for her because....well the obvious. @comem47sorry mate I didn't know about you awaiting a transplant. Big hugs back to you.
  6. Covid virus ‘survives for 28 days’ on hard surfaces. Is it just me or should we have known this 29 days after the outbreak??
  7. I drive a Niro PHEV. I need the range an engine gives me for work but find its so handy running around locally on electric. So far I have done 5000 miles in it and have an average fuel consumption of 279 mpg. And it saves me an absolute fortune in Company car tax!
  8. Thanks everyone. I have read most of these posts with tears in my eyes. The human capacity for love is amazing, especially when its for a 4 legged friend. As i look down to my right shes sitting there, shaking a bit with the effort to be up and about. Last night she pooped on the floor and there was blood in it. So I am petrified but will be making a call to the vet tomorrow. She's an absolute fighter and despite her legs going with the stroke she still tries to crawl upstairs to be with my son. Everytime we think she's going she gets a second wind. She slept all day today and hadn't move
  9. Happy Birthday my friend! Hope to see you soon.
  10. So the City takes the national govt to court as it says the lockdown is illegal AND unnecessary. They win against the National Govt! So the National Govt announces a State Emergency and locks the City down anyway. Look, is it just me or is there just a bit a cynicism that people/Gvts are using some of this for their own ends? I don't disagree that its serious here and things need to be done but this looks just like politicking to me!
  11. What dogs are those and would one of the puppies be available to a good cause?
  12. My poor baby Girl is slowly passing away in front of us. Its a hard thing to admit after 19 years of protecting the house, being annoying, keeping dad fit by demanding walkies all the time, loving just being with us and more importantly being my son's constant companion through his Aspergers, since he was 3 years old. She had a stroke Friday and stopped eating 2 days ago. Now she is so weak she sleeps until Joe comes home from work, managers to sit up to get a cuddle from him then goes back to sleep. The vet says she isn't in pain and its a good death to let her slowly pass awa
  13. Now they say they could close Pubs and Restaurants again. Now I am not a huge pub goer but I do like to go our once a week for some nice food. I don't agree with this policy TBH. The Restaurants are pretty damned hot on social distancing and cleanliness. The pubs, the issue is people start off doing everything right and by the 5th pint that all goes out the window! However they are clean ad doing their best to adhere to social distancing etc. The worst by far are those who don't seem to think this all applies to them. I saw someone last week who thought he had it. So he saw the
  14. Kimbers


    All I do is adjust my regular investment @ChrisJ. So normally it goes out of my account on 1st and the shares are bought for 3rd. If I want to invest say, £1000, I use the next closest date (they allow 4 a month) set up a draw on my bank account for say the 15th and invest the £1000 on 17th. After its done I change it back to the regular investment. If you want to trade immediately then yes you use the Share Trader Account instead but I don't mind waiting a week or so as my dealing is long term.
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    I use Halifax Share builder. You need to sign up for a regular amount (I do £100) but you can adjust it monthly so If I want to buy £1000 worth I just change my next investment. You get a choice of 4 dates per month. Best thing about it? My Trading fee is £2 no matter how much I buy. Its by far the most cost effective way to invest in Shares regularly and you can swap and change what shares you buy monthly. I also have it set to Dividend reinvestment so it automatically handles that for me as well as giving me Tax invoices etc and it has a research centre attached which gives you a
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    Last massive drop in 2008 I put all my savings into shares and doubled my money. Stupidly left it i there and I am almost back to where I was! But the way I see it my stock is in companies that are quite COVID Proof like Diageo, Fevertree, Aviva etc. My worst ones are Stagecoach which have been an unmitigated disaster, as to be expected, but hopefully they will come back. I think now is a great time to invest in strong companies because the only reason their stock is low is because of COVID, not any profit issues.
  17. I had to go back several times to double check it!
  18. Morning Everyone! Normally several of you lovely people come and see us at the Art Fairs, however with COVID the Surrey Fair has gone Virtual! You can browse everything from Glass to Pottery and, of Course, Paintings. Please please please take a second to View Wendys section. She has some amazing Paintings on Wood Slices perfect for that Christmas pressie and priced from just £55! Wendy will also be doing a live demonstration at 3:45 on painting techniques she uses and show a few of her paintings around the hou
  19. It was just a couple of years ago that me and the old man went on an adventure to track down his Moms missing brother. They had a telegram to say he was MIA then KIA near the Belgian border. We were the first member of the family to find him and see him. It was quite emotional. We learnt he was shot after reaching the German trenches and taken to a POW camp in Glageon where he died of Gangrene. Difficult to find because it was not a battle burial site. He went through the whole war fighting from 1914 onwards and then died a month before Armistice day. Very sad. I also recently learnt that her
  20. It started from collecting myself but I buy job lots of items and I found a lot I didn't want so I take what I want then flog the others individually. I normally get the items I want for free by doing this, plus make a quid or 2 but not a lot. However I do want to do this as a business at some time in the future, maybe even run a little shop myself, when I retire. So I was trying to build up knowledge by putting 10-20 items online a week. Of Course only 2-3 sell a week.
  21. I have a fledgling business dealing in Antiques and have a few queries that maybe you can all help with. I have read online about Fledgling businesses and that you can earn up to a certain amount without claiming on tax or having to self assess. But not sure of the details. 1. Is the £1000 I can earn profit for the business? Turnover? Or personal wages because I don't take a wage at all. 2. Do I need to keep accounts? I keep a stock list and sales receipts through Paypal and selling to individuals through word of mouth but don't do any accounts. At what point do I need to?
  22. They've only just reintroduced them! Are they allowed to hunt them already?
  23. I was just going to say that
  24. I have found the joys of a little Indie game called "Battle Brothers" its an old fashioned RPG in the style of the old D&D games. Its utterly enthralling and totally impossible, even on the easy setting I regularly lose long standing members of my team. Imagine a cross between Baldurs Gate and a desktop RPG. Basically you run a Mercenary team and you start with just 3 men. Go up levels, learn new skills and take on new Men to die for you because die they will, on a very regular basis! You soon learn not to even bother going back and reloading a previous save point because losing
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