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  • Brewdog Punk AF is really good, I think because it is brewed at 0.5% abv rather than having the alcohol removed later leaving that weird malty taste many have.

  • Could a refrigerated van work, but in reverse?

    One with a heater?

  • djglover replied to the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Cheers, well I had an offer accepted today, so looks like I will be down that way in the NY. definitely looking forward to some midweek evening fell runs up Kinder Scout in the summer 🙂

  • djglover replied to the topic Child Benefit Tax in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    If you overpay into a pension then you can still claim the benefit. Not that I would condone this behaviour obv.

  • djglover replied to the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    haha. I did the commute as a dry run today, 42 minutes setting of at 7:10. I can cope with that, I will say that the sat nav took me through Marple though to miss the bulk of the A6.. .

  • djglover replied to the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Cheers everyone. Gonna try the commute early Thursday and see…

  • djglover replied to the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Cheers, I’m going to go for a second viewing later in the week and test out the rush hour commute.

  • djglover replied to the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Cheers all, I did think Disley and New Mills looked quiet nice when I drove through today (although it was a beautiful crisp sunny winter day). I think I’d rather be right near the fells though and get up at 6 to beat most of the rush. For reference I currently live in Ilkley and work in Leeds.

  • djglover replied to the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Thanks all, great food for thought, the A6 sounds like it could be a bit of a nightmare each morning, which might be a deal breaker if its going to take and hour plus.. My other alternative is to get a small soulless flat really close to the airport, might work for summer evening rides/runs out of high peak anyway.

  • djglover started the topic Hayfield? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Hi

    Wondering if any south Manchester or Hayfield area folk can give me their views.

    I am about to start a job in Wythenshawe near Manchester Airport and I am considering buying a place in Hayfield. The commute looks eminently doable with the opening of the Eastern Link Road.

    The other part of my plan is to let the place out weekends and when…[Read more]

  • djglover replied to the topic Switching a pension in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Yes, it is as simple as you describe if under 30k. I recently moved c20k from a old employee scheme to bestinvest and did a mix of UK, US trackers and a spread of vanguard. Cant say its performing that well yet, but nice to be able to control it easily.

  • Interesting that some public infrastructure cannot already meet demand. This was South mimms services yesterday, there was a queue too.

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  • This area is my new Job.

    In the next 5 years, domestic smart chargers will probably be mandated to be controlled via the smart metering infrastructure. This will mean that your energy supplier and other energy market participants will be able to control the start and end of charging within around a minute.

    In practical terms this will mean that…[Read more]

  • The howies padded ones are amazing. From 10c down to -3 they are great, even in pouring rain

  • djglover replied to the topic Hambini's GXP roast in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I think his takedown of GXP is very good. He hasn’t always been that sweary. I guess he just does it to boost his views though, I think it’s a good laugh

  • I love my petrol cars, but I do now feel some guilt and receive some shaming. Next family car will be at least HEV. Current in a mk5 gti which I am enjoying more than my m135i despite the 100hp missing. I like the hydraulic steering and the go kart handling. Intact I liked my 330i more thanbghd m135i too.

  • djglover replied to the topic What's "old" for a bike? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    2010 bike. Cheaper than a bike to work bike, lighter than the UCI weight limit

    by danjwilkinson, on Flickr

  • Interesting cheers, looking also at renting a room, or potentially buy 2 bed flat and let 1 room.

  • Yeah I’ve done my time in rented rooms and hotels, which was fine when someone else was paying 😄, I was basically planning on using the work car park 1/2 nights, commuting the others and trying to join local cycling club to hook up regular rides when I stay over.

  • Looking at a few jobs with a co. in Manchester, I am 70 miles away. WFH is possible 1 day a week but can’t face 4x 2 hour commutes home. Anyone ever done a few nights a week in a camper. I would ride my bike, go to the pub and having the ability to cook my own food is appealing, but in winter especially this way of life could get a bit crap I imagine…?

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