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Everything posted by Will

  1. The Wrasslin' thread

    The prices are insane! Double (at least) what we paid for Wrestlemania a few years ago. I know people will be desperate for this as we haven’t had a big event for so long but it really seems like they’re taking the piss a bit with the prices. I’m still kind of tempted though…
  2. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    Great fun tonight, thanks all!
  3. Pikmin Bloom (mobile)

    Do you have any idea how to form a group for the weekly challenges? Every time I start one it gives me no options other than starting on my own and I can’t find any way to add people to the group. I still enjoy this for what it is but I feel like there is so much more they could do with it. I really wish they’d do more of this group stuff and maybe add a few multi-level collection things. The ‘game’ as it is is really very limited.
  4. Lego!

    It’s cool but honestly I think the pyramid is one of the best things they’ve done in a while: Definitely day one for me.
  5. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    Yes that’s me!
  6. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    I finally have my Switch unpacked and am actually available tonight - is there room to join?
  7. Home Improvement / DIY

    It’s done! Firstly this nice man removed my radiator: Capped off the pipes: Left this lovely blank wall: Then this nice young man came to fit the TV: Woohoo! Sooooo thin: Passed the Cars test: Just need to get something to go under the TV and to clean up the holes/marks from everything. So nice to finally have a decent TV again.
  8. Home Improvement / DIY

    That looks great, @MindFreak! We had that damn radiator removed today and I have the TV installers coming over tomorrow to quote to sort out the TV for me. They’ll do the work immediately if I’m OK with the quote so, with a bit of luck, this time tomorrow I’ll finally be able to play some video games for the first time in months.
  9. After the end of last season, I've found it quite hard to must any enthusiasm for F1 over the break. However, new cars are being launched and honestly, I think these new cars look really awesome. A change in the rules like this usually shakes things up and I'm now starting to look forward to things getting started. As usual, here are the season details: Last there were some things I was looking forward to, not all of them came to pass but they were: Hamilton becoming the (statistically) outright greatest of all time. I’m not a fan but glad he’s the one doing it. Well, this one didn't work out. Were it not for people making up rules as they go along he would have though. As I said, I'm still pretty upset about the whole thing. The return of Alonso, my all time favourite driver. With the progress of Renault/Alpine I can see him winning a race this year. Definitely turned out to be a good return and had things played out a little differently he might have won something. The team won though and hopefully they continue the good progress in 2022. McLaren continuing their good form and Ricciardo maybe getting back on the top of the podium. This one happened! Hope this type of performance continues this year too. More random things happening due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Of course with the avoidance of any harm to people. I don't think much random did happen in the end? Schumacher in F1 and hopefully doing well. Kind of a decent start, hopefully he can progress more this year. Mazepan hopefully being gone soon. Not yet, unfortunately. More great stuff from Russell and the deserved promotion to Mercedes for 2022. He's there and ready to win! For 2022 I'm going to be looking out for a few things: Lots of winners! I can see Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Alpine all taking wins, others could too if we get some chaos. A new world champion. I'm hoping Red Bull can't really compete and the new rules see other teams move closer to the front. I'll mostly be supporting Russell but wouldn't mind any of the Ferrari or McLaren guys taking it. Albon being rubbish. No run away best car. This one might be more hope, but with a bit of luck these rules work and there isn't a Brawn style loophole discovered by somebody. How about you guys? Anything you're particularly looking forward to?
  10. House buying is the worst

    So the move went extremely smoothly in the end. It was a super busy day of things being delivered and trying to get everything in a decent enough position before I went away for the week. Since then we’ve been slowly picking up a few bits and pieces and making lists of things that need to be sorted out. Overall I’m REALLY glad we went with the new build. The issues are minimal and there is nothing that really causes us a big issue. Probably the biggest one so far is a bit of a bubble under the hallway floor. Having all new stuff and a fresh feeling to everything is also really nice. The insulation is also insanely good. When I was staying with my parents/sister we’d have the heating on to just about get comfortable and then we’d feel cold less than an hour later. Here we lose barely anything and it’s never got cold enough to feel even slightly uncomfortable. Now I have a week to try and get some things done before my next trip. Probably won’t manage much but with a bit of luck I can plan for a few things to happen while I’m away.
  11. Home Improvement / DIY

    Did some test fitting for the TV with all the junk mail we had waiting for us. This was the 65 inch which was way too big so we've gone with the 55 inch instead. The radiator will be removed and the TV put a little lower than it is in this picture.
  12. What Have You Bought?

    Got an LG G1 OLED TV for our new place. Comes on Friday but will need to wait a while to get it installed properly. Can’t wait to finally have a decent TV again.
  13. Home Improvement / DIY

    Turned this: Into this: Not much but it's a start on making our place a nicer home.
  14. Formula 1: 2022 Season

    Really enjoyable race today. Good battles and nice to see Ferrari on top again. Mercedes were pretty luck to get where they did, reckon they’ll be behind for a fair while but will be rapid towards the end of the season when they figure the car out. Based on that race this year is shaping up to be a good one.
  15. House buying is the worst

    Everything seems to be moving ahead as planned for us and we'll be moving in tomorrow! Bit stressful today trying to get all our stuff ready but very excited to finally be getting in there. Just a few things left to do this afternoon and we'll be all ready.
  16. Home Improvement / DIY

    Oooh yeah, those are both really nice! I do love a nice big wooden desk, I'm not sure what I'd do with all of that space. Is your plan to have one side of it as a workstation and the other for something else?
  17. bad stuff thread.

    Glad to hear it went well. When will you know what’s next on the treatment front?
  18. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    I’m definitely IN, but unfortunately will miss the next two weeks due to moving house and a business trip.
  19. House buying is the worst

    I went with a local broker recommended by my sister. They took the fee from the bank side so cost me nothing, and although I could have applied online myself they by far made themselves worthwhile by being the only reliable person I’ve dealt with in the whole buying process. Have been happy to jump on a call with me at any time to run me through how everything works or talk me through the paperwork. I’d really recommend going with someone if you can.
  20. bad stuff thread.

    Sorry to hear that, @Cookyman. How did today’s operation go? Hope it’s the start of a full recovery.
  21. Formula 1: 2022 Season

    I remember looking at it towards the end of the season and I know that I definitely did terribly. It doesn’t look like they keep the results as the link no longer works. I’ll aim to keep up with it a bit better this year so we don’t lose the results.
  22. Formula 1: 2022 Season

    I made a fantasy league for anyone interested here.
  23. Home Improvement / DIY

    So we’ve started the huge spend on furniture. First up is the dining room bits, ordered the following from John Lewis: Table: Two of these chairs: And two with lower sides: Then a bench to finish it off: All seems really nice and I think will fit in really well with the apartment. Should be delivered the day we move on so fingers crossed on the timings all working out.
  24. bad stuff thread.

    That’s terrible, @CrowingJoe79. Glad it seems she is improving, must have been really tough to hear about it later than you’d have wanted. Hope she makes a swift and full recovery.
  25. House buying is the worst

    We have a date! March 18th we do all the inspections, complete, and move in. Shouldn’t be anything to stop that, but it’s just a pain it’s the day before I fly out the San Francisco so won’t actually get to enjoy it too much. Super excited to actually have something moving forward though!