• 8-10k a year is a hell of a running cost. What sort of value would it have as a holiday rental? Could you make the figures balance and still let friends and family use it.
    A really depressing thing but would you be liable for death duties if your dad passed on.

  • mel replied to the topic NHS – will it survive? in the forum General chat 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I would like to see a breakdown of spending on PFI vs actual patient care. I suspect a great deal of front line money is going to private service providers and their shareholders (or not, as in the case of Carillion, who took the profits and left the risk to the taxpayer). And VERY swish buildings – our local hospital has beautiful frontage and…[Read more]

  • mel replied to the topic Best skincare routine? in the forum General chat 1 month ago

    I use the Caroline Hirons “regime” too

    Morning: cream cleanser, toner, HA serum, moisturizer with SPF
    Evening: oil cleanser, cream cleanser, toner, HA serum, heavier duty moisturizer.

    Twice a week I use the Aldi got cloth cleanser in the evening in place of the cream cleanser, I also have 2 or 3 moisturizers with and without SPF on the go and…[Read more]

  • mel replied to the topic NHS parking charges in the forum General chat 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Easy enough to avoid by not turning up by car.. why should the tax payer pay for other people!

    @muhammad I guess that I could push my sister 18 miles each way in a wheelchair the next time I take her in to have her broken leg checked out but it’s not a very realistic solution is it?