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Just ordered 1.25kg of beef jerky from Amazon.

+Patrick Lachowski...I may let you have some.
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+Patrick Lachowski OK dude. You can have some!

+Angie Person yeah but...lazy.

+Scott Spence it was the biltong from Chichester biltong company. They have their own website but also sell on Amazon. They have loads of different ones to pick from.
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Having a cup of tea with my Nan.

#goodgrandson
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Ha ha ha!
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People, please...

Stop chewing gum near me. It bugs the fuck out of me.

But if you must chew gum, do it with your mouth closed so I don't have to hear the squelching noises.

Death to chewing gum!
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squelches and pops
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Some excellent updates to YouTube...
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First experience with +Rated People.

You may remember I was moaning yesterday morning about a bird building a nest in my bathroom extractor fan outlet. Well I needed to get the fan replaced anyway so this was a good prompt...

But I am still lazy and I dislike having to find tradesmen because it always seems like a minefield. I remembered seeing an advert for RatedPeople.com and thought I would give it a go.

I posted the job on their website and sat back and waited for tradesmen to quote. Within a couple of hours, I was in touch with someone who wanted the job and were quoting a price I was willing to pay.

The best bit? They were able to do the job the next day. Sorted. Done.

I think that's the advantage of a site like RatedPeople. Tradesmen who use the site MUST do a good job or they risk negative ratings. The company in this case was "2Renew Ltd" and I'd use them again.
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+Mike McLoughlin Of course, the whole system relies on people actually bothering to leave ratings after the work is carried out (which I did).

I bet there are lots of people out there who will get the job done and never bother going back to leave a review (similar to what I see when I sell something on eBay and people annoyingly don't leave their positive feedback!).
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China Race Day

Good start required!
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Both drivers has stressed that the chasis is good enough through the last 4 races. Insufficient downforce seems to be the problem. Hopefully a couple of successful updates will be introduced in Spain. However as far as I know in Spain you must have good downforce due to the long sweeping corners so it might be another bad race for mclaren.
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(Damp) Chinese GP Qualifying

Hopefully we will see an exciting qualifying today if the conditions are tricky and change through the sessions.
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Official reason for poor performances today: "as the rain lightened and all the teams ran the Intermediate tyres, neither driver could get heat into them. As a result, they finished 12th(Jenson) and 15th (Kevin).". Does that mean that if tomorrow we have changeable conditions, mclaren will struggle all race on intermediate? No, please....
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Welcome to Friday, UK!
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Hahaha!
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I fail to see how the Lynx "Peace" spray is supposed to attract the ladies.

I smell like a mummified badger.

(I believe my American friends call this brand "Axe"?)
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Bitches be loving that sweet, sweet, mummified badger musk.
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Good news for McLaren. Every point counts in the battle for 2nd place (assuming Mercedes have 1st place in the bag!)
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+Wayne Rigley - I don't think the FIA were ever likely to accept Red Bull's appeal because of that possibility of opening the flood gates.

I can see the FIA in general being extremely strict on the rules this season.
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I decided to go here with my brother based on a lot of good reviews on another site so the question was; would it live up to the hype? Unfortunately, it did not. On entering the place, I was a little surprised at just how small it is. I knew it would be small and that's no bad thing in itself but it really is small; seating just 16 people. So if you want to come here to try it for yourself, make sure you book in advance. Therein lies the first frustration with our visit. While we had booked, three Chinese people arrived at the door who hadn't booked so we were asked if we would mind moving to a smaller table to accommodate them. Since we had only just ordered, we were OK with that. What really annoyed us though was that they got their food well before us. Not sure how that happened, but it was incredibly annoying. Problem number two was in how long it took for any food to come to the table. We ordered some dumplings as "appetisers" and after 45mins, there was still no sign of them. My brother said he thought they'd probably end up bringing everything to the table at the same time; he was right. Out came all the food we'd ordered, squeezed onto our (now much smaller) table. It made eating a little cramped experience. If the waiter is going to advertise something as an appetiser then they should bring it to the table first while we wait for the rest. In terms of the food itself, it tasted OK. But one of the dishes (the squid) was lukewarm so we sent it back to the kitchen with the waiter. A couple of minutes later, a woman came out of the kitchen with the same dish and asked us to touch the bottom of the plate to prove that it was hot. I have never had that happen before and, frankly, I don't care if you put a lukewarm meal on a hot plate; it's not going to make the meal hot. By this point we were getting a bit fed up so decided to eat it anyway and it was "OK". Another of the dishes we ordered didn't even come to the table because the waiter wrote it down wrong on the pad. We ordered the udon noodles (chicken teriyaki version) but only received a plate with some chunks of chicken teriyaki on with some salad. Not a noodle in sight. Again, we mentioned this to the waiter and he pointed to his order pad where he'd written "chicken teriyaki". Not sure what he was trying to prove but it just wasn't what we ordered. He asked us if it was OK; it wasn't but, again, given how long it took to get served, we ate it anyway. Generally, the food was tasty; some of it better than others (we had a couple of others as the waiter recommended four dishes between the two of us). It wasn't "great" though and the portion sizes were quite small. I believe they haven't quite got the pricing right on their menu as a result. Small portions is OK if you balance it with quality and price. Unfortunately since the quality of the food and general experience wasn't as good as we were hoping, it led to the food looking too expensive. To his credit, the manager did come over to talk to us at the end of the meal as the waiter had obviously told him that we weren't happy. He looked genuinely disappointed that we didn't have a good experience and we told him what we were unhappy with. He apologised and deducted the chicken teriyaki meal from the bill too. One final note to the manager if he happens to read this review; keep a closer eye on the level of service instead of turning up at the end to apologise. There are a few things that went wrong with our visit that would be quite easy to fix. I don't like being negative but a disappointing experience is a disappointing experience. Perhaps we caught them on a bad night but it's important that you give a good impression every night. I've no doubt that the manager cares so I hope they make a few improvements that will be of benefit to Oshibi in the future.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
While the York Tap is still a place I enjoy going for the variety of ales on offer, I have decided to take a star off my review because of some slipping standards lately. The beer is still great and the staff are still really helpful and fairly knowledgeable but the last few times I've been, the toilets have been pretty messy and the smell can escape into the bar area when someone opens the door. The place could do with a bit more cleaning in general (and perhaps a coat of paint in a few areas).
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
First off, it's a Starbucks. That means that you probably know what to expect from the coffee and food (whether you like it or you don't like it). The coffee I received today was enjoyable and the cinnamon bun was fresh and tasty. I don't usually go to this particular branch because I'm a regular of the one on Stonegate. While the Coppergate branch is pretty clean and tidy, it lacks character. It was a nice enough place to sit and have a quite coffee, but I just prefer the one on Stonegate for it's more cosy atmosphere. What the Coppergate branch does have going for it is the large upstairs seating area. While the views out the window are "nothing to write home about" and you can't engage in people watching from up there, it was at least quite airy and there was a decent amount of natural light. Three stars seems a little on the mean side but there just wasn't much about it that makes me feel inclined to give it any more stars. It's worth going to though if the Stonegate and Coney Street branches are full (as they quite often are) and you just like the coffee in Starbucks.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I've had both an MOT and a service done at Evans Halshaw recently. Both times, I received prompt, friendly, and courteous service. While they may not always appear to be the cheapest, I think they have built a fair level of trust with me. I've certainly had a lot worse service elsewhere, that's for sure. Even if you see a price cheaper elsewhere, you really should ask for a price match as they've price matched for me without any fuss a couple of times. And at least with Evans Halshaw you have the choice of the full Vauxhall treatment (expensive) or their "approved parts" (I think that's the term they use). Compared to the likes of Kwik Fit, I now look on Evans Halshaw quite favourably in terms of service, speed, and price. Health checks come as standard when you're having work done; which is good but, obviously, can add to the price if something is found to be a problem. But do you want to be driving around in a car that has a problem anyway? I for one appreciate having a bit more information available to me when I take my car in.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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When I visited The Hop, it had only been open for 4 days so everything was still neat and tidy as expected. I found it an interesting place really; the front half being more of a traditional pub experience and the rear half being a spacious pizzeria/seating area with a large skylight and paintings on the wall. It was a pleasant place to sit with friends and sample the beer and food on offer. The strange thing was that I found myself forgetting after a while that we were sitting in a pub on Fossgate. Speaking of the beer, I found the selection to be excellent (primarily Ossett Brewery ales) and to my tastes. Food wise, they seem to be keeping things simple as the only thing on the menu are wood-fired pizzas (you can see the wood oven from your table). Limited selection is not necessarily a bad thing though as it often means that what you do get is of a higher quality. I'd say that was my experience of the pizzas as they were very tasty. Not the cheapest pizzas you'll find but not too expensive either. Overall, I enjoyed The Hop and definitely think I will be going back.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Rafi's is a fantastic place for anyone who likes to experiment with spices in their cooking. Probably best known for their excellent spice mixes, they also stock a wide range of individual spices, chutneys, pickles, rice, lentils, and more. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly people, and will usually let you taste things before you buy. There really isn't anywhere better to go in York to stock up on your spices if you want a little guidance along the way. Some of my favourite things to buy are their smoky chilli flakes (produced without the seeds for a really amazing taste and aroma) and their whole chipotle chillies. And if you like something a bit hotter, you'll also find things like dried naga chillies!
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Sharp is not the cheapest of places in York to get your hair cut, but they make up for that in other areas. I choose to get my hair cut here because you get a good service from staff who take an interest in you. I know that's generally what barbers do; make conversation while cutting. But, here, it seems like a more genuine form of conversation and, if you get your hair cut here regularly, the staff tend to be pretty good at remembering and picking up threads from past conversations. Oh yes, and they're pretty good at cutting hair, too!
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago