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by tillyoshea
Thu 14 Dec, 2023 09.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 476
Views: 108962

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

I’m especially enjoying the chat in the Gary Linekar thread about the “old days” when BBC stars were “responsible”, “innocent”, and “just focused on their industry and specialism”.

To which the suggested counterpoint is Lenny Henry, who had the temerity to establish Comic Relief.
by tillyoshea
Tue 05 Dec, 2023 08.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fragrances
Replies: 11
Views: 3245

Re: Fragrances

on the subject of fragrances, are the harrods beauty stores something elsewhere or just in Edinburgh? I thought it was the lessees from the debenhams beauty hall clubbing together to get a location in St James's Centre. I appreciate I could google but i didn't. so there. There are five of them: Lak...
by tillyoshea
Thu 02 Nov, 2023 23.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5533

Re: The Technology Thread

I’ve still got an iPhone 11 I purchased in October 2019, and to be fair, it’s still really smooth and responsive, no cracks or major scratches, it’s in generally good shape… problem is battery health is now at 80% and if I’m somewhere where the signal isn’t great, it seems to die very quickly and o...
by tillyoshea
Sun 22 Oct, 2023 16.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2521
Views: 1150323

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Nationwide's new 'bragging about not closing branches' advert features its new logo. Gone is the serif typeface, now it's fine for the vogue of minimalist design. I really don't like it. Having it all lowercase doesn't strike me as formal, and the house icon is barely discernable. The negative spac...
by tillyoshea
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 12.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 119257

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Jacket wrote: Sat 07 Oct, 2023 11.56
It wasn't a church but a "tall building to represent industry", according to their history page. https://www.nationwide.co.uk/about-us/our-history/
Well, blow me down with a feather!
by tillyoshea
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 12.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's going on with all this gender stuff?
Replies: 22
Views: 4853

Re: What's going on with all this gender stuff?

I'm perplexed by it, too. I'm continually baffled by the pretence that 'man' and 'woman' have a single, fixed meaning, even though we all use them ambiguously all the time. When I talk about man landing on the moon, or the chairman of a company, or the foreman on a building site, or 'that young woma...
by tillyoshea
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 08.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 119257

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Nationwide have rebranded. Their old logo was dated but the new branding has got a very 90s feel. They’ve taken the heavily stylised church behind the house out of their logo. I think that would have attracted the ire of the right-wing press a decade ago, but I suspect even they won’t care these da...
by tillyoshea
Thu 10 Aug, 2023 16.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 846397

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I'm guessing the administrators must be reasonably confident someone buying all or most of it. It's safe to say the warning signs had been there, with some empty shelves for a while and the national lottery removing their terminals. Overall it's not a bad shop, and stuff seemed to be of a fairly re...
by tillyoshea
Tue 20 Dec, 2022 12.07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 119257

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

A couple of years ago, I had a very similar issue with a new HSBC account and ordinary transfers triggering fraud alerts, which is fair enough given they have little to base their automated assessments on. Their method of contacting me about the potentially fraudulent activity was to send me a text ...
by tillyoshea
Sat 22 Oct, 2022 16.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2521
Views: 1150323

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

The shop near me which opened as M&S Simply Food before rebranding to M&S Foodhall a few years ago has had all its signs taken down and changed again. It’s now M&S Food. The website’s store finder still has the original name, because changing a name in a database is infinitely more chall...
by tillyoshea
Thu 12 May, 2022 06.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 846397

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

[they] are working at pace One of my least favourite expressions, and one which seems to be everywhere in business (and the Civil Service) these days. I’ve long imagined this to be a mishearing of the word “apace” which has become so common as to be generally accepted, but I’ve really no idea wheth...