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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by delorean, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. delorean

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    HOORAY! After 2 years absence from The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, this afternoon (via a quick pitstop in the Bahamas) I'll be making my way back to the land of hope and glory and VAT for one week only!!!!

    I guess 2 years isn't that long but actually giving it a quick look I noticed a couple of things have changed. Most notably the smoking ban. That will be weird, even though I am an ex-smoker, though am partial to the odd cuban see-garrr!

    Also the cost of fuel, I thought it was bad here in Cayman at CI$5.35 an imperial gallon but bloody hell the prices in the UK were 80 to 84p a litre when I left, what are they now? Well in excess of a quid?

    My girlfriend is a smoker however, I was too when I was last in the UK, I believe cigs were about 5.00 a pack back then, what's the average price for a pack of Marlboro these days in Ye Olde London Towne?

    Heck even the Prime Minister has changed since I was last there haha! What else has changed in the UK over the last couple of years, besides I Richard & Judy still being allowed on TV?
     
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    tabs are about 5:50 for Malboro but I have seen them in a service station for £7:48:blink

    Richard & Judy are still on the air and they still suck.

    Gordon Brown sucks just about everything sucks.

    Your probably best to stay where you are, you'll get depressed if you come over here.
     
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    7.48??? HOLY ****!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN PEOPLE AFFORD TO SMOKE????????

    SEVEN POUNDS FORTY EIGHT PENCE?

    ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS??????????????

    Someone give me photographic proof of this phenomena! It's not I don't believe you GBL but holy ****ing mother of God that is extortionate!? Are the numbers of folks giving up dropping now??

    Oh and anyone in London right now? Is it nice and sunny? I hope it is tomorrow morning, I get in about 11am, just in time for the pubs to open! :D
     
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    We have 24 hour boozers now too... if you can find one...
     
  5. delorean

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    Sorry I feel compelled to reiterate my shock and post this again.....


    SEVEN POUNDS FORTY EIGHT? ARE YOU SERIOUS????



    SEVEN POUNDS FORTY EIGHT???????





    SEVEN POUNDS???????
     
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    That was at the service station on the M6 between Lancaster and Penrith. I had just done my A+ exams and pulled in get some tabs, I could only affor 10 they were £3:36 (I smoke lamberts, cant afford Malboro or B&H)
     
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    Have a look in the airport shop when you land.
     
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    Best I find one pronto for when Spain win the Euro 2008 cup on Sunday then!!! :D
     
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    its frakin hot right now
    22 degrees

    hot by my standards at least
    my stint in Idaho is going to be averaging 35 degrees by the looks of the weather this week
    i hope it rains! :)
    the sooner I get to the wet hills of Oregon the better :)

    The mayor has changed too thank fook
    and now you cant drink on public transport *hoorah*
    meh, drivings not that bad, we don't do much of it anyway, i do love how we constantly compare ourselves to the yanks yet have never driven as much as them, hell england fits into lake superior ffs!
     
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  10. delorean

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    WHAT THE!!??

    3 pounds 36 pence? FOR TEN SMOKES????

    I'm actually shocked! Heck I remember paying that much for 20 a few years ago (i reiterate a "few" years haha).

    Bloody hell mate, that's insane! Ok I'll tell the bird she's buyin a carton here this afternoon, only CI$25 a carton here (about US$30). Sod getting them there!! :eek:
     
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    Its different prices in shops in the shops you are paying about £2:65 - 2:90 for 10 and double it for 20.
     
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    It's about 32c + heat index here right now during the day and 28c + heat index at night. Though it's the same all year round maybe changing by a degree here and there.

    The weather report today said Cayman is due showers all week though so am glad to be getting out of here for that!

    22c? I wonder if that will feel cold? I'm packin a jumper just incase as I might need to re-climatize myself for the first day or two!

    edit: correction, a colleague tells me in August at peak hurricane season we usually max out around 40c-45c + heat index. That coupled with the warm water, window tax and proposed changes to the LBW rule in cricket all equate to a Cat 5 hurricane.
     
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    Aye will do that and shock the bird hahaha!

    I just emailed her at work and said you can sod off if you think your buying cigs there, get a carton here this morning!
     
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    find a little shop and they'll be cheaper but not as cheap as where you live.
     
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    I've been saying it out loud now for the last 5 minutes (like Peter Kay's dad and garlic bread) SEVEN POUNDS FORTY EIGHT??? SEVEN??? POUNDS???? etc. I am truly shocked!

    How much is a pint of suds these days then? 800 pounds?? :ohmy
     
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    That was just on the motorway service station, cheaper in shops.

    Up North its a couple of quid for a Pint, some places £2.50 so it'll be more down south.
     
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    I'm going to always remember you for breaking that news to me though! :biggrin

    2.50 isn't too bad. I wonder what London prices will be?

    By the way, is it just me, or has a new line opened up on the tube now??
     
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    I wouldn't know, I havent been to London since I was 10
     
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    London prices aren't too bad - in most pubs you can get a pint of Carling/Fosters/cheap lager for about £2.10, a barrel-poured ale about £2.40, some places £3 but most are below that.
     
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    That brings joy to my heart (and liver)!
     
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