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by ClaretDiver
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foster parents
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Foster parents

ClaretDiver - We both had previous marriages and in my wife's case I am her third husband (it took her a while to find perfection). We had to give our life history as you say but my wife had no idea of the whereabouts of her first husband and social services accepted that and will have without doub...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foster parents
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Foster parents

Good luck if you do go ahead with fostering in the future and there is nothing more rewarding. I'd be genuinely interested in the hurdles that you may not be able to overcome but they are perhaps not for a football message board. Hey TY..no, not a problem. I have been married twice previously and a...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Foster parents
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: Foster parents

We are maybe looking to foster in the future but there are hurdles in ur way that may not be able to be overcome. Also, my view is that, if you are going to foster you do not do it for the money you do it for the love you can give to kids who need it!
by ClaretDiver
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harrogate-Notts County
Replies: 55
Views: 2353

Re: Harrogate-Notts County

Cracking free kick!
by ClaretDiver
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harrogate-Notts County
Replies: 55
Views: 2353

Re: Harrogate-Notts County

Should have been 3 there....
by ClaretDiver
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Harrogate-Notts County
Replies: 55
Views: 2353

Re: Harrogate-Notts County

Have just popped this on in the office as working today :-(
by ClaretDiver
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fixtures
Replies: 24
Views: 2342

Re: Fixtures

I sure hope the TV coverage is gonna be the same. Because I don't think we'll be seeing the Turf first hand till the season after. I know the plan is for limited access to grounds, but the way things are panning out generally, (and going backwards, if anything) I don't see us attending games for a ...
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: £50 bike repair scheme
Replies: 45
Views: 1411

Re: £50 bike repair scheme

Barry_Chuckle wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:40 am
I'm in Woodham, Newton Aycliffe.

I noticed there's a ColburnClaret on here too, I assume said poster lives in Colburn near Catterick. Potential for a "County Durham Clarets" :lol:
Lol...our very own local CDC.....quite apt!
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: £50 bike repair scheme
Replies: 45
Views: 1411

Re: £50 bike repair scheme

Barry_Chuckle wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:22 am
I have small independent near me in Bishop Auckland,
Small world...I am in Crook!
by ClaretDiver
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Matches on TV next season?
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Matches on TV next season?

both Sky and BT reported a significant uplift in viewers for the "pay" matches on their own Channels - best overall audiences in over a decade for some matches Part of the reason for this is that SKY introduced an offer for a rolling 31 day contract for Sky Premier and Sky EFL for 18 quid per month...
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venky chicken.
Replies: 49
Views: 2848

Re: Venky chicken.

Erasmus wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:08 pm
... The problem is that by going at it half cock.....no pun intended!! LOL
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venky chicken.
Replies: 49
Views: 2848

Re: Venky chicken.

ElectroClaret wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:05 pm
What the V's actually get out of this rather one-sided relationship has always baffled me. :?:
Wasn't it that they wanted a 'high profile' football club to launch the chicken to the uk market....all went downhill from then!
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Venky chicken.
Replies: 49
Views: 2848

Re: Venky chicken.

Any normal business that had a wage bill of 134 percent of income would have closed down LONG ago....
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reminiscing
Replies: 108
Views: 3313

Re: Reminiscing

Longsider wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Pretty sure big marbles were called dobbers.
That's it....
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reminiscing
Replies: 108
Views: 3313

Re: Reminiscing

mdd2 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:15 pm
I think we called the chunk of metal we threw at the marbles a nugget
Yup that's what we called it! (or a bobber but that might have been something else, maybe the bigger marble you used when you won 5 off your opponent??)
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Extended warranties (cars)
Replies: 29
Views: 771

Re: Extended warranties (cars)

In addition, we recently bought a used car and was offered an extended warranty. We didn't take it for personal reasons but one thing that they did say to us it that the amount of built in electronics these days such as satnav etc...make sure they are covered as they can be extremely expensive to fi...
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England vs West Indies 2nd Test (Manchester)
Replies: 147
Views: 3189

Re: England vs West Indies 2nd Test (Manchester)

Genuinely did not think we could win that!
by ClaretDiver
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Most Painful Thing?
Replies: 83
Views: 2362

Re: Most Painful Thing?

For me it is a toss up between getting 'stung' by fire coral or kneeling accidentally on a stone fish whilst teaching.....both obviously diving. The first was hellish painful but the second I guess was worst as I had to continue teaching for 20 minutes whilst literally feeling like my leg was gonna ...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Ashley emails NUFC season ticket holders
Replies: 19
Views: 2082

Re: Mike Ashley emails NUFC season ticket holders

ClaretTony wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:22 pm
I think the Premier League habe stepped into this one. They were the only club not to communicate anything.
Could this have something to do with the takeover also??
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Blanket coverage of games to end
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Re: Blanket coverage of games to end

I think the biggest issue is the de-valuation of the 'product'. The big companies have paid a lot of money to broadcast hand picked games. Suddenyl broadcasting every game whether it be ppv or free hits their investment. If this were to happen you can certainly expect a lot more advertising to come ...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Every adult to be given £500 voucher
Replies: 92
Views: 4280

Re: Every adult to be given £500 voucher

I don't think this will happen. It is a proposal by one of those thinky tank things....how on earth can the government continue to give away free money without some exceptionally massive tax hikes next year?
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The drinks break
Replies: 31
Views: 1395

Re: The drinks break

I have read somewhere that it was a recommendation of Project Restart to keep airways 'lubricated' due to Covid-19. Health experts recommended it. I could be wrong but sure I read it somewhere
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wigan
Replies: 212
Views: 11812

Re: Wigan

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:08 am
Re BLM comments are Sky suddenly being seen as racist?
Woodley, indeed we are....we have many people cancelling Sky Sports because of the BLM stance by the PL. We even have a pre-written statement we have to read if someone brings it up!
by ClaretDiver
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle
Replies: 137
Views: 8539

Re: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle

I suspect the Premier League have a problem with this one. There is probably no reason within their rules for blocking it but there are moral reasons along with the situation regarding the Saudis allegedly showing Premier League games illegally. You are probably right CT. Whatever the case the Newc...
by ClaretDiver
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle
Replies: 137
Views: 8539

Re: Hendrick Offered Contract By Newcastle

I'm sure Chester Perry can update us all - he might even say all the info has already been posted on Magic Money Tree thread. Last I heard was that there's a second offer waiting for the Saudi deal to fail approval. I live just outside Newcastle and (usually) work a couple of hundred yards from St ...
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do Amazon sort deliveries.
Replies: 35
Views: 1415

Re: How do Amazon sort deliveries.

Great input - it happened though. Ok so here is my actual input. A multinational company that engage state of the art order processing/delivery send a customer a £950 hot tub instead of a 'small item'. Upon contacting said multinational company and explaining that the small, insignificant item they...
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How do Amazon sort deliveries.
Replies: 35
Views: 1415

Re: How do Amazon sort deliveries.

bfccrazy wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:54 pm
A woman who works with the missus ordered some random small item the other week and got sent a full size £950 hot tub sent. She contacted them and they said “just keep it, we’ll send you the right product out too”
I call complete bs!
by ClaretDiver
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Advice on buying a puppy
Replies: 41
Views: 1138

Re: Advice on buying a puppy

Herts Clarets wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:06 pm
Labradoodle. Cockerpoo. Springerdoodle. They were known as mongrels, crossbreeds or Heinz 57 when I was younger....
Exactly....and they all come with their own problems because of the crossbreeding....nothing wrong with a rescue!
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Swing Low....
Replies: 87
Views: 2578

Swing Low....

So I have just read that the RFU are considering banning the song Sweet Chariot from being sung by fans due to it's links to slavery......also read that Uncle Bens rice is to be rebranded....when is this going to end??
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley plan to take the knee
Replies: 336
Views: 6381

Re: Burnley plan to take the knee

It's a big marketing exercise by the premier league and skysports. I bet the bundesliga are gutted they didn't get to do it first, would have improved their global branding. BTW I support the Black Lives Matter movement, I'm highly, highly cynical when large multinational (greedy) organisations get...
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley plan to take the knee
Replies: 336
Views: 6381

Re: Burnley plan to take the knee

Rileybobs wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:01 am
:lol: So they’re making a stand because they don’t agree with other people making a stand. Quality.
Exactly...oh the irony!!!
by ClaretDiver
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Burnley plan to take the knee
Replies: 336
Views: 6381

Re: Burnley plan to take the knee

I have had 2 customers call me today to cancel Sky Sports for this very reason...they were against it and therefor their 'stand' is to cancel their sports package....funny thing is they will still get the package for 31 days so I can bet your bottom dollar they will still watch it lol!
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

M/S is currently 12.50 also if you have an existing Netflix account ask about Ultimate Add-On...save you a couple of quid
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

I'm paying £69.50 but that's without broadband. Sounds like I'm paying more than everybody else. £28 for sport channels and £41.50 for HD basic. FF offers at the moment would be Signature, HD and SS for 54 a month plus there is an offer at the moment for VIP reward members to get 1TB UHD Q installe...
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

Thats about right Sheedy
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

I currently use Magic Eye which feeds through the wall, allowing me to watch Sky in the bedroom with my Sky HD box. Can anybody with Sky Q tell me if that means I'll need to buy 2 x Sky Q boxes? No, you will, however, need to add the Q multiscreen pack and have a minibox in the second room, this wi...
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

Bear in mind that they seem to only be able to apply offers rather than manually set prices for each item - don’t know how true this is - so it is unlikely you’ll get exactly the same deal. This is correct, we have a 'toolkit' of offers available to the agent at the point of call. The issue is with...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

After trying (unsuccessfully) to call and a bout of shouting at inanimate objects I finally discovered, from a robotic voice, that my current contract expired in May hence the increase. I do not trust myself to negotiate a new contract via the app so will wait until they will take my call and I can...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Subscriptions
Replies: 56
Views: 1909

Re: Sky Subscriptions

Mondsley wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:21 am
Thanks for the replies. My pre pause payment was £44. This reduced for 3 months but my payments from June onwards will be £58! Better phone them then.
Have you gone out of contract whilst Sports was paused??
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ikea planning to repay furlough payments
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: Ikea planning to repay furlough payments

it seems that no matter some people want to discredit, it is not a misleading article at all, perhaps you mean the title is misleading but even them I'm not sure. A responsible company doing the right thing should be applauded and have set a trend that hopefully some will follow. Unfortunately I do...
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ikea planning to repay furlough payments
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: Ikea planning to repay furlough payments

Bit of a misleading article as Ikea didn't use UK Government money to pay furloughed workers....
by ClaretDiver
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Sports Matches
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Sky Sports Matches

It won’t be realistic unless they include chants about the referee or the opposition but I can’t imagine them using some of the stronger language. It’ll be better than nothing I suspect. Without the crowd noise on, I reckon the swearing from the players could be pretty obvious. Hopefully one warnin...
by ClaretDiver
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Sports Matches
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Sky Sports Matches

Also this... 'Sky Sports Crowds Sky Sports – in association with EA SPORTS FIFA created bespoke and team-specific crowd noise and chants to replicate the vibrant atmosphere of Premier League clashes, so fans don’t miss out on the noise that goes with the action. Viewers can select the Sky channel to...
by ClaretDiver
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Sports Matches
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Sky Sports Matches

I remember seeing a thread about watching matches with other fams when they start...just got this update from Sky.... 'A new feature on the Sky Sports website and app. Fans will now be able to watch select matches with friends in a video room and interact while the action unfolds, giving them the ch...
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Australia is dull
Replies: 43
Views: 2306

Re: Australia is dull

Lived in Sydney for a year in 2000 and travelled around.....loved it...

More recently I spent 5 years living in Perth and loved every minute of it. WA is a wonderful state, so diverse and loads to do!
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jamestown IPA...
Replies: 59
Views: 1967

Re: Jamestown IPA...

NewClaret wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:20 am
Keeper! 👍🏻
She certainly is!

I live in Co. Durham and work in Newcastle, when the lockdown is over we are off to the Brewdog pub for a right old knees up!
by ClaretDiver
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jamestown IPA...
Replies: 59
Views: 1967

Re: Jamestown IPA...

If Brewdog takes your fancy this is a decent deal. 48 can variety pack for £48. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/48-x-cans-of-brewdog-beers-for-4331-with-code-at-brewdog-shop-3480242 Punk IPA (8 x 330ml Can) Dead Pony Club (8 x 330ml Can) Clockwork Tangerine (8 x 330ml Can) BrewDog Elvis Juice (8 x...
by ClaretDiver
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Little Britain
Replies: 121
Views: 3760

Re: Little Britain

Blackrod wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Is Come Fly with Me to follow .....

Evidently yes!
by ClaretDiver
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is currently still off work?
Replies: 22
Views: 1196

Re: Who is currently still off work?

Been working through, in fact I started my new job one week before lockdown....luckily they moved our training to online training. Then once they had moved a whole heap of staff out to work from home we went back into the office for our 'Academy Training' now working from home full time. The missus ...