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Charlie_Quinn

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  • Birthday 08/20/1981

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    Watford, England
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  1. Butt Kicking, as requested There's no reason for this one, it just showed up in the search and I thought, who doesn't want to see a snow boarding possum?
  2. As mentioned above, we got the good news call from our agent yesterday that the buyer backed down. She gave some lame reason that she thought we were asking for a discount from our purchase so thought she'd do the same. We gave her no reason to think we were doing this, so it's all bullshit, and I'm more convinced than ever that she planned to do this from the start. But at least that's done with now. Hopefully we can go on without any further complications, as we've had more than our share! But at least the government have decided to suspend Stamp Duty (tax paid on house purchases) until March 2021 in a bid to get the housing market moving again, so that'll save us around £6,000. Challenge Update Not much to report. I pushed my pistol squat work back to today as I had less time than I thought to get it done. It was my brother's birthday so had to drive there straight after work. Had a good night though, ate lots of yummy food including a home made black forest gateau that his wife made. It's nice to be able to see family in real life again after months of just seeing them on screens. But I did do a bonus yoga flow video at lunchtime today. My hips and hamstrings were still feeling a little tight so I did a 15 minute lower body flow. Hopefully that'll loosen me up for my workout later!
  3. Very true. I'm very happy to report that the gamble paid off! The buyer backed down and is sticking with her original offer. I've been hearing lots of horror stories of people that had this happen to them literally on the day of completion. So really, the face that this happened now and not then is actually a good thing! As long as she doesn't try it again later on! Excellent! We should try to make this every day slag for when people talk bullshit. "Shut up Gary, you're such a gazunder"
  4. They absolutely think they have the upper hand. Unfortunately for them, they've underestimated how stubborn I am! We aren't in a position where we desperately need to move so this dick move isn't going to work with us. I can't lie, there is part of me gleefully hoping they are panicking that they over-played their hand and end up backing down. That might be a bit petty, but I don't care! They've done a shitty thing and it makes me not want to have to deal with them anymore.
  5. Yikes! That's quite a jump in tax. I take it they do that because of emissions?
  6. Things took a bit of dive the last week or so. Things with our move hit another brick wall and we're pretty much ready to call it a day and start over again. We got "Gazundered". Not sure if this term exists outside the UK, but it's basically where the buyer of a property suddenly lowers the amount they are willing to pay. Out of the blue, our buyer decided to say she wasn't prepared to pay the previously agreed price and wants us to knock £10k. This is after we had already negotiated £10k less on our initial asking price for the property. We know that the amount agreed for our flat is fair so there is no way we are agreeing to this. Partly because it's unbelievably unfair and sick to do this at this stage of the process, but also because I don't have £10k just sitting in my back pocket to cover the deficit this will cause with our purchase! The buyer may just be a chancing her luck, so we've basically called her bluff and told her we're more than happy to re-market the property and she can find somewhere else. We're still waiting to see if the gamble pays off, but if it doesn't we're both actually OK with putting the flat back on the market. The whole process has been one piece of bad news after another so I'd rather take a small financial hit and start again now than have to deal with anymore shit from these awful people. Anyway! That kind of put my challenge on the back-burner for a few days. I have kept up with my mobility each day. I missed the live flow on Sunday but I've done both Tuesday and Thursday this week ( today's was done when I woke up this morning). I haven't done any pistol squat work, so I think I'm going to do some of that today and then hopefully again on Sunday as that's the next time I'll have a chance to do it.
  7. 4-6 weeks would be a dream! The average 'chain-free' sale or short chain sale here, which ours is (e.g. a first time buyer buying our flat and the seller of the house we're buying is moving into a newly built property) still takes an average of 12-16 weeks. Books is a brilliant idea! I've got a nice stack of hard back cook-books that should do the trick. Thanks for the tip! This was one of the reasons I was hesitating on doing these. I've tried them in class once and I noticed it didn't take long for me to lose tightness in me core and kind of just collapse down into the squat instead of using my leg and core strength to get me there. I'll stick with squatting to objects for now then. I really appreciate your feedback on this. Thanks so much. Great to have you WhiteGhost! I'm doing my best to not let life get in the way, but it has a horrible habit of doing so! Still here! Still alive! Kinda keeping up with my challenge. Things have been a bit hectic the last week or so so I did kind of get lost in that I completely lost track of time (I woke this morning convinced it was Friday) And gin!
  8. UPDATE: Tuesday 30th 1. Three Mobility Flows Per Week 1/3 Did one this morning, so that'll be on tomorrow's update 2. Daily Mini Stretches and ‘trouble spot’ work I didn't do as much as a should yesterday, but I made sure to do my wrist rehab and some shoulder release stuff, as I spent a lot of time at my laptop yesterday and they were feeling a little sore. 3. Pistol Squat Progressions I'm counting the Bulgarian split squats as pistol training! I loaded them up with a 12.5kg (27lb) dumbbell and did 4 sets of 7 reps each side. My butt has all the DOMS today!
  9. Pretty much. We have a buyer for our place and have found a house. The process of buying and selling in the UK is basically a clusterfuck! It takes months for solicitors to get contracts and everything sorted and the buyers and sellers can pull out of the process at any point without any reason and the whole "chain" falls through. We've come close to this chain falling apart and it's caused a lot of tears and sleepless nights! We are now basically working to a point where we can all exchange contracts and then we can arrange moving dates, but the people we are buying from have hired really bad solicitors and our solicitor is having a tough time getting them to do anything. We'll get there (hopefully) but it's taking far longer than it should. This is awesome! Thank you! I've been doing the third world squat - the mobility coach calls them hindu squats - a few times a day to try to help my ROM and I also have some ankle range problems that I'm working on. The problem I have with doing seated single leg squats is I'm struggling to find a stable object lower than the chair I'm currently using! But I do have some gymnastics rings that I attach to my pull up bar, so I was thinking about doing assisted pistols? Or is this still going to be too difficult at this stage?
  10. UPDATE: Tuesday 30th 1. Three Mobility Flows Per Week 1/3 I did the live flow on Monday so the next one will be Thursday 2. Daily Mini Stretches and ‘trouble spot’ work Did 3 mini stretch sessions yesterday, mostly on my hip flexors as the home wods have been very hip and leg heavy this week and my left hip has been feeling quite tight. Also did some rehab and stretching on my wrists. 3. Pistol Squat Progressions Not yet. We've been prescribed Bulgarian split squats in our wod today, so I'm going to do these and count that as it's building unilateral strength and stability for pistols. I still need to work out a progression schedule for these.
  11. It's just the fact that it's practically one long straight road. It get's so boring after a while. Even worse when they decide to dig up the A30 and bring it down to one lane and you get stuck behind a caravan.
  12. I hope! I've also been looking at E bikes as if I do get a bike it'll mostly be used for short trips around the local area so electric makes sense. If you're looking to ride through beautiful places, then The Peak District and The Lake District are your best bet. The coastal roads in Cornwall are also quite beautiful, but to get there you have to take the M5 and A30, which is quite possibly the most long and boring ass journey known to man.
  13. And time has no meaning any more anyway. What do you mean it's JULY TOMORROW!?
  14. Hey Maigs! Hope you're doing OK? Well done on the run and avoiding the ice cream. I made the mistake of buying a tub of ice cream as a treat the other day and we devoured it in two sittings! Also, your cat and my cat could be twins
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