Armchair Bob

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  1. Unfortunately I think the UKIP vote going Conservative will more than compensate for the Greens, in Mundell's seat at least.
  2. What kind of return are you looking for, risk do you want to take, timespan you looking at? Sticking it in a FTSE tracker is historically the best way of getting a return, provided you have 20 years to wait. property can also provide reasonable returns but there are two kinds of property. Ones you buy for the expected capital value increase when you sell it - like Edinburgh New Town; and ones that give you income straight away as rental properties, usually in good value but not shitehole areas, like Dunfermline or Grangemouth. Riskiest is to invest straight into a small company. But unless you really know business and the market segment then you are as well investing in lottery tickets.
  3. Resting bitch face is a well known thing women suffer from, "come on love give us a smile," "hey what so miserable about," "oh look, thinks she's better than us," when all the victim of this is doing is vacantly wondering what to have for tea. Anyway guys get a similar affliction. Where you are just standing there minding your own business and some drunk barrels up to you and says "what are you looking at?" Guys like this: I've no idea who this guy is, he's never done m any harm, but don't you just want to punch his nose till it comes out his ears? Resting Punch Face. It's a serious thing.
  4. Resting bitch face is a well known thing women suffer from, "come on love give us a smile," "hey what so miserable about," "oh look, thinks she's better than us," when all the victim of this is doing is vacantly wondering what to have for tea. Anyway guys get a similar affliction. Where you are just standing there minding your own business and some drunk barrels up to you and says "what are you looking at?" Guys like this: I've no idea who this guy is, he's never done me any harm, but don't you just want to punch his nose till it comes out his ears? Resting Punch Face. It's a thing.
  5. We'll play well enough to nearly beat them.
  6. You cannae keep a valley girl doon! It's the way they say 'hoover'-
  7. Stop before you get to the east coast. Problem solved...
  8. Newport is amazing. Where else will you be offered a ride and a fight in every single pub.
  9. I've canoed it... a brilliant trip at this time of year.
  10. See it *sounds* plausible, but there is another government building in the same area in the same style and nobody says it was originally intended to be a hospital...
  11. Aye - great place if you like derelict buildings.
  12. If its half marathons you cant beat the wee island ones. If you have to make a weekend of it then you can't beat somewhere like Coll with its beaches and a ceilidh afterwards.
  13. But do these people actually *know*? Or are they just going on what someone told them when they started and never thought to question it?
  14. Saughton House. A large government office in Broomhouse, west Edinburgh. It takes the form of several institutional 2-story blocks called 'spurs' joined by a long corridor, that are suggestive of hospital wards. No wonder, because that is what Saughton House was built as, a hospital for the use of the navy during the second world war. Or was it? Reading this article makes me doubt everything I ever knew about Saughton House. Was it originally a hospital? Was it a navy hospital? Was it always a government office from the start? How come no-one actually knows? Maybe it just appeared out of nowhere one day and we have just invented stories to retro-fit the facts to stop our brains exploding? http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_buildings_s/0_buildings_-_saughton_house.htm