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by Shanghai Hammer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Watton, Norfolk
Replies: 117
Views: 2696

Re: Watton, Norfolk

Having come back from my Worldwide travels I'm now living in Norwich. Lived here for a few teenage years, now many years later I've come back. Norwich is a decent city. Lots of independent restaurants, cafes etc. Plenty of things to do and see. The North Norfolk coast is also one of the best in the ...
by Shanghai Hammer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Gas & Electric Bills
Replies: 26
Views: 1011

Re: Gas & Electric Bills

Mine's around 140 a month. My wife and son like it baking hot and its not uncommon for me to come home with the heating on full blast and the windows open as they think its too hot! My wife's never had to run a home before so has no idea how much bills are and if I mention it I'm accused of being to...
by Shanghai Hammer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Little things in life that make you smile
Replies: 7964
Views: 724881

Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Please let us know if you’re safe, just watching the news and reports that an armed gang has taken control of a five star hotel there Mumbai style :| Good point, yes that was terrible. Thanks for the concern. I've worked in Nairobi before but for this trip I took another flight to Tanzania where I'...
by Shanghai Hammer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Little things in life that make you smile
Replies: 7964
Views: 724881

Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Flying from Heathrow to Nairobi last night and being upgraded to business class for no reason whatsoever.

This followed watching my son's football team yesterday go 3-0 down just after half time and drawing 4-4. It was like watching West ham but in reverse.
by Shanghai Hammer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Mental Health Thread - (Help Contacts in First Post).
Replies: 2660
Views: 162420

Re: A thread to discuss depression and other mental issues...

I wonder if there is another reason (there are probably more) why people sometimes don't seek help. All the while that you don't, it's not 'official'. It's not been written down somewhere & can't ever be used 'against you'. Spot on. That was the main reason I didn't seek help. It also takes a certa...
by Shanghai Hammer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Little things that irritate you
Replies: 27701
Views: 1959524

Re: Little things that irritate you

How PTSD is becoming fashionable. I saw the following headline a weeks or so ago: "Keira Knightley has revealed she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as she struggled with her sudden rise to fame". I've see similar things from other celebs when they have split up from their pa...
by Shanghai Hammer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Mental Health Thread - (Help Contacts in First Post).
Replies: 2660
Views: 162420

Re: A thread to discuss depression and other mental issues...

You know what SH, I reckon that you'll be ok, even if you were wanting a visa for the USA. They treat each case on their own merits & from what you have said, the nature of the offence, the time ago it was, I really think that you would be ok. It would certainly have long since disappeared off of y...
by Shanghai Hammer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Mental Health Thread - (Help Contacts in First Post).
Replies: 2660
Views: 162420

Re: A thread to discuss depression and other mental issues...

Shanghai, How important are those overseas visas to your work? And have you thought about applying for one yourself just to test the water? Tough to say really. I have actually worked overseas for 15 years out of the past 20, The problem is that different countries ask different questions so its a ...
by Shanghai Hammer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Mental Health Thread - (Help Contacts in First Post).
Replies: 2660
Views: 162420

Re: A thread to discuss depression and other mental issues...

Chris I tried to send a PM but I'm not sure that it was submitted I am so, so sorry to here of your problems, past and present. Christ! Can I be of any help? Meet in the middle again for a pint and a natter about whatever you want to talk about? Send me a PM or an e-mail. Kindest regards Ray Hi Mat...
by Shanghai Hammer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Mental Health Thread - (Help Contacts in First Post).
Replies: 2660
Views: 162420

Re: A thread to discuss depression and other mental issues...

Shanghai. Go to see whoever it is at your work (HR, your boss) that you need to see. Own up and own the situation. Don't let another week pass where you are stressing about this. You're not a fraud so don't convince yourself that you are. Whatever happens from there happens but you move on. I'd bet...
by Shanghai Hammer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Mental Health Thread - (Help Contacts in First Post).
Replies: 2660
Views: 162420

Re: A thread to discuss depression and other mental issues...

warp wrote:anyway, doesn't a conditional discharge "expire" after a few years? (taken off the record too?)
Was spent 23 years ago unless you work with kids, which I don't, so I don't need to declare it. However for police certificates for overseas visas it stays on until you get to 100! Not quite there yet.
by Shanghai Hammer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Things you've always wanted to know......
Replies: 3765
Views: 352527

Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Condensation forms when moisture in warm air lands on a cold surface. Its also to do with the fact that when its raining the air is fully saturated with water vapour. Therefore only a slight change in temperature will cause condensation to form. When its hot and dry the air may be only 10% saturate...
by Shanghai Hammer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Moyes: should he stay or should he go? [POLL]
Replies: 3102
Views: 239374

Re: David Moyes: should he stay or should he go? [POLL]

Without considering his history and based completely on what he has done since he has been appointed he should be given longer and money to spend. He's picked up Bilic's team and has clearly made some improvements, better fitness, some semblance of a structure and helped to get a big improvement out...
by Shanghai Hammer
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [POLL] Are YOU happy at the Olympic/London Stadium?
Replies: 307
Views: 27648

Re: [POLL] Are YOU happy at the Olympic/London Stadium?

I'll add that I felt more like an audience member watching some sort of event rather than a supporter at the game. That's well put and the feeling that I have. For the first 15 minutes of my first game I thought that the move may work well. Then once the game started reality dawned. Its just so far...
by Shanghai Hammer
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Things you've always wanted to know......
Replies: 3765
Views: 352527

Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

The Opta stats that get collected for every major match. How do they collect the data? The know how many miles each players ran during each game for example. Does each player have a chip in their strip somewhere? That wouldn’t be so difficult to do but when it comes to stats like passes completed th...
by Shanghai Hammer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 2-0 Huddersfield Town (11/09/17)
Replies: 1127
Views: 109240

Re: West Ham Utd v Huddersfield Town: Match thread

Please let one of these go in or I'll start to believe we're going to get mugged.
(I think I may be a glass half empty kind of guy).

Great performance though.
by Shanghai Hammer
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Little things that irritate you
Replies: 27701
Views: 1959524

Re: Little things that irritate you

Women who whisper to each other. Fair enough if you're in a busy office with something secret to say and you don't want to be overheard, But some of these people would lean close to each other and whisper if they are standing in a field a mile from anyone. What's the point? Just speak in a normal to...
by Shanghai Hammer
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: West Ham Utd 0-0 Everton (22/04/17)
Replies: 630
Views: 66607

Re: West Ham United v Everton Match thread

As 0-0 draws go that wasn't a bad game. It's refreshing to see us winning the midfield battle for a change. Really good commitment and a great game by Masuaku in particular.

That point could be really useful.
by Shanghai Hammer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: KUMB Match Threads
Topic: FAC3: West Ham Utd 0-5 Manchester City (06/01/17)
Replies: 958
Views: 75201

Re: West Ham United V Manchester City: Match Thread

Leaving Randolph out is almost more concerning than Payet being on the bench. Confidence comes from the back and he's been doing well.