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  1. My wife and I reserved a new buld Cala house back in March and are part exchanging our current property with them. The move in date was moved from August to end of Nov due to the coronavirus.

    We appointed our solicitors back in March and they have been utter shite providing no updates, not replying to phone calls or emails. This resulted in me emailing the partner of the firm with a complaint in July, I received a phone call from him within 30 mins apologising, blaming it on staff shortages due to the corona. He informed me the case would be passed to another of the solicitors to be progressed.
    There was slight progress after this with the missives being completed at the start of August.
    We heard nothing from them since the start of August and assumed everything was getting worked on in the background without issue.

    At the start of last week we were contacted by Cala to make us aware of an issue with the title deeds for our current house (relating to the purchase back in 2013), our solicitors were apparently aware but didn't contact us. My wife was able to source paperwork from her old solicitor in 2013 and this was passed onto our current solicitors who had still not contacted us.
    I then emailed them to ensure they had received this paperwork and for an update on the rest of the conveyancing work. I received a legal jargon filled reply explaining the current problem, but no information on how they planned to resolve this.
    I replied asking how this would be resolved and for an update on the rest of the conveyancing work. I didn't receive any reply.
    Three days later I emailed the partner again complaining, he provided a comprehensive reply explaining the problem with the deeds and the possible resolutions (which I was happy to receive) however he stated that the paralegal had discussed all this with me the day before and I had been sent several emails in the previous weeks (both of which were entirely untrue).
    I replied (firmly but politely) challenging this and asking for proof of the emails I had been sent.
    About 10 minutes later the partner emailed me stating that he was withdrawing their services as we 'appeared to be going down different paths' and that we would need to find new solicitors to complete the sale and that he would pass on all documentation to our new solicitors upon full payment of their fees (still awaiting their invoice to find out if they're trying to charge me the full amount quoted at the start).

    I'm at abit of a loss as to where this leaves us now, we have a little over 4 weeks to find a new solicitor and for them to complete the sale/purchase. This is not sufficient time for them to complete all the work from scratch so will require the paperwork completed so far by our current solicitors.
    Should I just pay the amount they quote so that we can get the relevant paperwork so the sale can be completed by the new solicitor for the move in date and just take it on the chin as a life lesson never to use them again?

    Has anyone ever been in a similar situation that a solicitor has withdrawn their services and left them in the lurch?

  2. Lidl have got a bunch of Scottish beers in this week (Thursdays are when they start their new promotions, which include the mad shit in the middle of the store and their drinks promotions).
    Picked up these:
    Wanted to get more but I'm poor and also don't want to buy too many beers.
    As an aside, Lidl also sell the decent Innis and Gunn craft lager (green cans) in a 4 pack for a fiver.
    You really can't beat Aldi and Lidl for their selections of beers, especially when they've got their Scottish Beer Festivals on the go.

  3. I have two questions for the P&B cooking aficionados.

    Firstly, has anyone fucked about with sous vide?

    Secondly, I need inspiration for something to make next week, when I will have a full day to work at it. Something complicated and good.
    I bought a cheap sous vide wand for about £15 off ebay a couple of years ago, I didn't have one of the vaccum dealers so tried the 'lowering the bag slowly into the hot water' method which is meant to expel all the air but it never appeared to do that good a job and I found the meat sometimes had a slightly funny smell after sous videing it (possibly to due still having air in the bag with the meat).
    I'm often tempted to pick up one of the cheap vaccum sealers from amazon as it would get used for putting stuff in the freezer but another kitchen gadget is the last thing I need.

  4. That's an absolute nonsense offside decision. Mane's shoulder must have been millimetres offside despite his feet being quite clearly onside (appreciate it doesn't go just by the feet position but just shows how much of a nonsense it is).



  5. Having played Quantum Break recently and watched a couple of other things Gillen is in I think he's just completely forgot what his accent is supposed to be. It's tragic. 
    He's the same in GoT, his accent changes dramatically between series.

  6. My missus wears Skechers for her work as she's on her feet all day, as do loads of hairdressers and nurses, so the last time she went to buy some I feigned interest in buying a pair to the staff and tried on a pair of the trainers to see what all the fuss was about - my word, if they didn't look like something your granda would wear I'd have them on my feet all the time. They were like walking on velvet marshmallows. Whatever the f**k they are. 
    Skechers seem to do fairly trendy and modern designs for women but it looks like they couldn't be arsed when it came to the men's range as they all look like trainers fat Americans wear when on 'vacation'. It's a shame as they are bloody comfy!

  7. I think people would be fine about this if they made it a bit clearer on.falkirk TV.  A statement saying after corresponding with Clyde it has been agreed that a fee of £10 will be charged for online viewing of tuesday nights league cup match would be useful. This makes it clearer that we have to charge as some of the cash goes to Clyde.
    Not sure if it's badly worded or a typo but this message from the club suggests that all ppv income from the match will go to Clyde. Screenshot_20201012_132033_com.facebook.katana.jpg

  8. It seems that Moyes does not rate Anderson who has been stuck on the bench recently. West Ham have also terminated Wilshire's contract. 
    Bernard's loan, if confirmed, is a bit odd as Everton have also sent Walcott and Kean out on loan. Perhaps Ancelotti has a surprise deal to be announced.
    Everton have an abundance on midfielders after essentially signing a full new midfield in the summer. Bernard has hardly played for Everton this season.

  9. I've got a Falkirk Fc signed ball for sale on ebay at the moment. Signed by players from the 04/05 squad including legends such as Russell Latapy, John Hughes and Neil Scally. And some not so memorable names including Manuel Kante and Ian McSween.





  10. I'm looking for some laptop advice.


    I've had a lenovo laptop (using windows) for about 6 or 7 years and i think it's had its day.


    Last week something happened and now a whole set of keys on my keyboard are mixed up. You hit one key and it doubles up with another (about 8 are affected, in parallel lines on the keyboard (type a and you get a and d appearing, etc)).


    At the same time the usb ports all went down, so nothing can be plugged in.


    I've tried to update the drivers but to no avail.


    Is 6 or 7 years a reasonable time to get a new device?


    I do a bit of work on it, using Microsoft Office, as well as searching the Internet and doing banking and stuff. I've also had to use it for zoom meetings this year, and other video call programs.


    I also enjoy a bit of fm2020 from time to time, but I'm certainly not a big gamer.


    Any advice on how much to spend, or what to look out for when buying? Or should i try and get it sorted? A computer teacher in work says it sounds like a hardware issue and thought it was time for a new device, rather than faffing about trying to get it sorted.

    Might sound abit strange but have you tried taking the battery out and putting it back in.

    A few months my laptop was playing up, fingerprint scanner wouldn't work, tracking pad wouldn't work either and a few other things and taking the battery out and then back in fixed it, I've no idea why but its been totally fine since.


    If you are looking for a new laptop go on to hotukdeals website and search for laptops, there's always loads getting posted on there.

    Here's an example that I'd imagine would prob suit your needs https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-matebook-13-2020-amd-ryzen-5-3500u-8gb-256gb-free-mouse-and-backpack-for-ps49499-using-unique-code-at-huawei-store-3547372


  11. Crystal Palace made an offer of £19m + £6m in add ons to Liverpool for Brewster.

    It's amazing how much money clubs like Liverpool can make from selling relatively untried players like Brewster, Solanke and Ibe for £15m-£20m each.

    Even better when you realise they've signed Thiago Alcantara for £20m.



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