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That is so wrong... It was messed up even in the 70's. What's worse is that the bell-bottom thing is making a comeback...:shadedshu::wtf:
Whilst I certainly didn't wear an orange suit in the 70's, when I think of UK fashion back then and what I wore it scars me for life, I mean men wearing platform shoes is just wrong, equally those shirts with collars that reach your shoulders and I mean, any trousers that allow an average sized dog/ferret to crawl up a leg and bite your tender bits is just damn poor personal security IMO :laugh:
 

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I didn't and still don't mind them. Platforms can be very useful when trotting around in the rain or snow as they help very much to keep the feet dry and warm(er).
I find snow boots to be in much better taste :)
 

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I did also mention the rain...
I know, mine are waterproof too, and they have exceptional tread on them, platforms tend to allow you less control but that's from my experience 47 years ago :)
 

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Ah, ok.

I have a pair still. Good grip, solid leather and they look good. I wear them when the snow is wet and slushy.

Tattys probably thinking about them big boots that goths wear

 

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I find snow boots to be in much better taste :)

I'm wearing my snow boots even while wearing my pajamas today. i find them to be very comfortable oddly enough, plus i never have to worry about hitting my toes and hurting. and yeah waterproof sure is a nice bonus!!! yeeeehaaaa!!!!
 

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Gimme a honest guess, how much I would need money to stay in UK for a week?
 

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Gimme a honest guess, how much I would need money to stay in UK for a week?

Last time i checked - Hotels can cost between £60-100 for a night but that figure can also depend on the type of room you want, the time of year and the location. An Air BnB might be cheaper but that often means that you'll be needing to jump on public transport to get in to central london which can take anywhere between 30-90mins.

You might get lucky and find some places that will go as low as £35-40 a night but it all depends on season and location. Hotels located in the city or touristy areas will cost more because thats just how it works.

Food wise its down to your own choice. but i doubt you'd want to spend an entire week eating pot noodle or McDonalds etc etc. steak and chips can vary between £10-20+ depending on where you go and your budget and how much you like to eat - Some times its worth getting air bnb because some places have their own cooking facilities and you can save a lot of money by cooking yourself a meal rather than eating out. picking up some odds and ends in a supermarket can save you a substantial amount of money rather than spending on takeaways.

Factor in a weekly travel pass which is somewhere between £20-40'ish which will get you on the bus, trains & whatever trams you can find - (though if youre happy to ride the bus around it costs significantly less - £1.55 per trip and is capped at £4.65 per day. we also have something called a 'bus hopper fare' so if you pay for a bus then jump on a different bus in the space of 1hr, there wont be any extra charge - It counts as one ticket.)

With the amount of congestion in the city though busses can often be slow even though they have their own dedicated bus lanes. Nevermind stopping at traffic lights and bus stops to pick up/drop off passengers.

London Underground is the fastest way to get around via public transport but it also depends where youre going. Sometimes busses may be more direct.

if youre happy to hire a bike though that might be the cheapest and fastest way to get around. Just get one of them phone holders so you can use google maps while you pedal around.


I cant give you exact numbers but at least that gives you a rough idea of what to expect - At least for London. Everything will be cheaper outside of london. So if you want to go visit scotland or wales. it wont burn you as hard. @the54thvoid might burn you though if you turn up on his door step.
 
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Spend 2 days max in London and get out of there, there are plenty of places in the UK to check out.
How is everyone doing anyway? All prepared for the amazing increase in price in April?
 
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Spend 2 days max in London and get out of there, there are plenty of places in the UK to check out.
How is everyone doing anyway? All prepared for the amazing increase in price in April?

I'll be in England this summer visiting my friends and relatives there, it is confirmed! I can't wait!!! I am hoping to visit a few National Treasures on my own as well with a rental car, any recommendations welcome!
 

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What now?
Inflation projected to be @ 7.5% at that point AND home energy bills expected to increase by 50%, this is after a 25% (approx) increase last October, we in the UK have an energy cap which is the max price we can pay on our gas and electricity bills, the regulator re-assesses the cap twice a year and adjusts it in line with global prices (allegedly) so that means currently that energy companies are paying more than they can charge us for what we consume (until the 50% increase in April), that's the theory in any case, which means that everything we consume in quantity is significantly increasing, even global oil prices mean that we are paying significantly more at our pumps to fuel our cars, much of which has always been fuel tax in any case, it's being called here a "cost of living crisis" and it is generally believed that it will be like this until late next year ...... we will see.
 

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Anyone visiting UK if you are in the north, you can come have my couch for a week for free, i'll even let you use my PC
 
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That's a load of poo! Energy costs don't suddenly skyrocket in 18months.
They do if their price to consumers has been capped at a lower value than what providers pay, and the regulator suddenly decides to do away with / increase the cap.

If they weren't capped, then we would have seen an incremental increase like we have been with petrol and diesel. We're paying nearly £1.60 for a litre of premium (that's over $6.50 per US gallon) and around £1.40 for regular.
 
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Anyone visiting UK if you are in the north, you can come have my couch for a week for free, i'll even let you use my PC

I may take you up on this, as I don't expect I will get a chance to visit again for many years and I want to see as much of UK as possible. Perhaps you can join me to a National Treasure site, any in particular interest you that you have not been to yet?

They do if their price to consumers has been capped at a lower value than what providers pay, and the regulator suddenly decides to do away with / increase the cap.

If they weren't capped, then we would have seen an incremental increase like we have been with petrol and diesel. We're paying nearly £1.60 for a litre of premium (that's over $6.50 per US gallon) and around £1.40 for regular.

Yeah, if I lived in England I would never want to own a car. Luckily you have a fairly good bus system there, not as good as Ireland's but it gets the job done. I really love Ireland, its bus system is so cheap and easy to use... plus extends to every nook and cranny.
 
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Yeah, if I lived in England I would never want to own a car. Luckily you have a fairly good bus system there, not as good as Ireland's but it gets the job done. I really love Ireland, its bus system is so cheap and easy to use... plus extends to every nook and cranny.
I think public transport in the UK is only good in big cities. Small towns aren't really connected, and if they are, it's never at times when people need it the most. Departure times are pretty sparse too. I couldn't see myself live without a car here.
 
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