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  • Another one  15% off nuun hydration tabs at www.nuun.co.uk using code ZEROADVENT
  • Sports Bras: £5 off your order at www.lessbounce.com using code ADVENT5  
  • Back again! I've been on holiday in the States for a couple of weeks and going through Strictly withdrawals, so glad I've caught up now This year seems better all round, better dancers, much better costumes, even Dave Arch and his wonderful, wond…
  • I thought the celebrities dresses on opening night looked a lot better than usual, perhaps Julian has been lending a hand? I'm having the same problem getting this thread to stay in the Followed Threads section
  • Hi Everyone! So glad someone has started a Strictly thread already I'm gutted that I missed out on applying for tickets, I thought I had a couple more weeks. Oh well ... Sad that Vincent, Flavia and Natalie aren't joining this year. Is Erin s…
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  • Cinders wrote (see) Who's got more personality Froome or Murray? Tough question! At least it will be another year that football isn't in the limelight
  • Arguably Andy Murray decided "to get fit" when he was in the world's top rankings, yesterday much was being made of the improvement in his game since he made the decision. Becker commenting that a few years ago Murray was "a talented player" but unf…
  • Peter Collins wrote (see) Ok, my biggest bugbear at the moment is the misuse of 'impact' to mean 'effect'. Effect is a perfectly good word as both noun and verb, but formulations such as 'how does this impact you?' mean nothing and are extremely …
  • Lou Diamonds wrote (see) I would be interested to know how many new fathers took more than 2 weeks paternity leave. Apparently from 2015 there will be something called Shared Parental Leave. There will be up to a year's leave after the birth…
  •   Bruce C wrote (see) I wouldn't give cash .... the whole idea of the 'wedding gift' is to help the new couple kit out their new love-nest. Its not a part of the actual wedding itself so if they already have their new home kitted out, then why …
  • I do like that one, but the Amazon reviews of this are my favourite http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001N6W8U0/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
  • Muttley, -I'm not sure if financial details are stored but given that there are a number of races that use RW as their only means of entry, I'm quite concerned about this and would really appreciate a statement from Ben or someone else on the RW tea…
    in FAO Ben_RW Comment by xine111 June 2013
  • 26p I think  Why have they increased from 27p in 2002 to 60p in 2012?!
    in Age Test Comment by xine111 May 2013
  • Thanks for that tip NR - I will investigate the arm stretch!
  • Yesterday, I saw a few tweets from the police asking people to avoid speculating on the incident until facts had been confirmed. Obviously, it didn't have much impact. PhilPub wrote (see) Screamapillar wrote (see) The only debate is how far …
  • Ouch! You have my sympathy, I occasionally get exercise-induced migraines but from things like intense yoga classes or weights sessions where a lot of pressure has been put on the muscles in my neck and shoulders (which are already tight thanks to d…
  • I sometimes do a part-run commute, unfortunately running the entire 8 mile route home gives me the choice of either running alongside a busy dual carriageway for a couple of miles or through the town where all the guns and drugs live - so I prefer p…
  • Bigger shoes for after the marathon. In the short term, make sure you cut your nails 3-4 days before the race and as T-Rex says, file them flush so they don't catch. Make sure your trainers are laced securely too because clawed toes can be the res…
  • Although I have to say that while I understand why they prohibit step-relations marrying (if they lived together while one party was under the age of 18) because there could be questions of undue influence on the younger person, particularly with st…
    in Gay marriage Comment by xine111 May 2013
  • Also, there are all kinds of restrictions about marrying step-relations or in-laws so there must be another reason (apart from the potential for children with webbed toes) for prohibiting certain marriages / partnerships. I think the government wo…
    in Gay marriage Comment by xine111 May 2013
  • Nicky, you can't enter a civil partnership with a close blood relative, and I doubt that the proposed new marriage law would introduce a right to marry your sibling/parent.
    in Gay marriage Comment by xine111 May 2013
  • To say someone else is "my" Judas, would mean casting myself as Jesus ... which is a bit egotistical for Monday morning
    in 'Judas' Comment by xine111 May 2013
  • Thanks both! That's a much longer warm up than I would have done if left to my own devices, so that's really useful information. I'll let you know how it goes! 
  • I really enjoyed it, I bought it in the kindle sale not expecting much and ended up tearing through it in one sitting I'm looking forward to the third Cromwell book, even though I now feel so invested in the character I don't want to see him exec…
  • And the Babylon series (Hotel, Hospital, Wedding etc ) are good beach reading ... 
  • The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson  The Cicero books by Robert Harris and the Cromwell books by Hilary Mantel
  • Has anyone got the Garmin 610 and is it any good? I like the look of it but wondering if the touch screen makes it easier/harder to use? (I'd be worried about either not being able to work it with gloves on, or it being too sensitive and reacting to…
  • Thanks everyone! A turbo trainer is a really good idea, he could move it into the garden on sunny days (so he can tell my mum how she's doing the gardening wrong while he does his workout ... that should prevent boredom!) or into the house when the …