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Hell’s itch

Hell’s itch

Being a fairly typical computer nerd who spends his days programming and his evenings talking finance and fintech, it will come as no surprise to hear that I’m not the biggest fan of laying my body out in the sun and waiting for the sky to change me to a pink colour in the hope I might turn brown and gain some kind of bragging rights. That said, my particularly fierce disdain for sunbathing comes as the result of something…

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Do not travel without this FREE tool (and get £5 for trying it!)

Do not travel without this FREE tool (and get £5 for trying it!)

Can’t be bothered reading the article? Here’s an advanced summary (skip this if you prefer the narrative approach): Curve is a free to get MasterCard It comes pre-loaded with £5 credit if you use visit https://curve.page.link/t1AU and use code RC19U (and I get £5 too!) It works at home and abroad, with no fees and the very best currency conversion rate You can even use it to get cash out when you land in another country, for free When you…

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Delays, delays, delays. An unlucky experience with Merseyrail & Virgin Trains.

Delays, delays, delays. An unlucky experience with Merseyrail & Virgin Trains.

I write this blog post… review… trip report… whatever you want to call it, with the complete opposite of rose-tinted glasses on. The reason for this however is not that my train was delayed, or cancelled, or re-routed, but that it was in fact all 3 of those things. Accordingly, rather than writing this from my hotel room after arriving, or from home once the return leg of the trip concludes, I am instead writing it from Tring station, just…

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