I have to go on a few job interviews for web producer positions in the UK. I've got a suit, and a collarless black jacket/suit which I quite like and isn't too far off the norm. But I need a good shirt.
What colour shirt should I go for? White? Blue? Lilac? Should it be a "name" shirt eg Boss, Ralph Lauren or will any good quality shirt do?
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Sep 6, 2006 -
TeaFilter: should I buy a kettle for my cooker (hob/stove/whatever you call it), or a regular electric one? [UK resident] [more inside]
posted by dash_slot-
on Aug 29, 2006 -
What makes for a comfortable, long-lasting sofa, and where can I get hold of one (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I need to connect my laptop to an ISDN line in a hotel room. What hardware do I need? [more inside]
posted by jeffbarr
on Aug 20, 2006 -
UK Mortgage for the Self-Employed: how to convince the bank I'm a good risk? Also, broker or direct dealing with the banks? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Aug 15, 2006 -
I have a 16 year old daughter traveling from Newark Airport to London Gatwick on Sunday ... [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece
on Aug 10, 2006 -
A treasured white T-shirt (with logo) has gone from bright white to dull blue thanks to an errant blue T-shirt... [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Aug 8, 2006 -
When buying a men's dress shirt in the UK, why are there no sleeve sizes? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Aug 7, 2006 -
UKSharesFilter: Some of my relatives have had a small selection of the shares in an inherited portfolio disappear over time from their online tracker, so my question is what has happened to the following stocks: CHB.L; GAA.L; MFBUEUGI.L and MFBUTRU.L, and should they have received any notification, documents or even cheques, (and what can be done about finding out more)?
(I should clarify that they still have the certificates and haven't sold, traded or otherwise physically disposed of them, it's the listing themselves that now come up as 'No Such Symbol' on the internet listing of the portfolio).
posted by timpollard
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Does anyone know any nice places to stay in Cornwall, England? Preferable B&Bs, but hotels OK. Up to £100 per double room per night is probably the limit, but we're getting desperate, so..
posted by ascullion
on Aug 1, 2006 -
UKJobFilter: Techie/System Admin at heart, CV filled with Helpdesk experience. How do I get into techie work again? [more inside]
posted by Nik_Doof
on Jul 31, 2006 -
I will soon be transferring from San Diego, CA to the UK. The office is near Farnborough, Hampshire but from what I can tell, I don't want to be living there. I am debating between living in London with a 40 minute train commute (from Waterloo), versus living in another town closer to work and probably cheaper rent. What to do? [more inside]
posted by like_neon
on Jul 27, 2006 -
I'm looking for UK camp site resources/info that are a bit less mainstream. I've done a fair amount of camping locally to where I am in Sussex on farms and other less organised camp sites -- all found via word of mouth -- but I'm looking to head a bit further away. The problem I'm finding is that most camping info is either 'proper' camp/caravan (*shudder*) sites or 'alternative' eco/politics-type places. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by i_cola
on Jul 21, 2006 -
Seeking recommendations for international shipping/moving companies. I have a small household's-worth to ship from California to the UK (no furniture that's worth keeping, but a large studio full of stuff). There are many companies online but I know from friends' experiences that these waters are shark-infested.
posted by beniamino
on Jul 20, 2006 -
I don't know anything about cellular providers in the UK, which is where I will be living for nine months starting this September. I need a phone in the UK, but I will also need one when I return to the US after nine months. I have a verizon cell phone right now, but I my two year agreement with them has expired, so I can cancel without being charged a termination fee. What are my best/least expensive options? [more inside]
posted by whataboutben
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Which industries in the UK are looking for recruits and can provide or fund necessary training e.g. NHS, teaching? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish
on Jul 12, 2006 -
I have a post-graduate diploma from England and want to finish my MA, but the requirements are unreal. Should I scrap and start over in the US? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Jul 6, 2006 -
Where's a good place for a mid-twenties man to get slightly smart casualwear in England? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Jul 5, 2006 -
I want to open a savings account here in the UK for my god-daughter who lives in Australia. What hidden taxes and other nasty surprises can I expect when I transfer it to her when she's 18... if its even possible.
posted by monkeyJuice
on Jul 1, 2006 -
Where can I find consulting contracts/agreement templates specific to the UK? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Please advise us on mobile phone calling plans in London. We'll be on sabbatical in London for 6.5 more months. We're in university housing and can only call on campus without using a calling card. We've gotten tired of dialing 30+ digits, so we'd use the mobile as our main phone, at least for outgoing calls. We'll be making a couple of calls a day in London, and two or three 10-20 minute calls to the US and France each week. I assume we want a 'pay as you go' plan, since we're only going to be here less than a year. We don't need a fancy phone. We'd probably prefer 2 cheap phones. Also, will our phones work in western Europe? Thanks for your advice.
posted by lukemeister
on Jun 20, 2006 -
Is it true that in the UK it is illegal for a licensed restaurant to refuse to serve tap water? If so, where can I obtain a copy of the relevant piece of paper so I can wave it in the faces of restaurant managers who want me to spend extortionate amounts on drinks?
posted by Lotto
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Does anybody know where I can get an appreciable quantity of moo boxes
in the UK? Bonus problem: We would like them to make other noises besides moo, although we do want some that moo.
posted by By The Grace of God
on May 24, 2006 -
Prime Minister's Questions questions. UK citizens, please explain a couple of things to this curious American. [more inside]
posted by shifafa
on May 21, 2006 -
I really want these shoes, but they don't ship outside of the U.K..... [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on May 18, 2006 -
I will leave Japan to travel back to the UK this August and am looking for interesting, original places and/or ways to make my way back. Where/how should I go? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 18, 2006 -
In the UK we have cheap rate electricity between 12.30am and 7.30am, but how does it work? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on May 4, 2006 -
Autofilter: What are some good family (2 adults, 2 toddlers) cars on the market in Europe? [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on May 2, 2006 -
Help! Best advice for employee in 100+ person company likely to become insolvent very soon (UK) [more inside]
posted by kiwi.es
on Apr 24, 2006 -
A short while back, Levi's stopped making the 516 jeans, and the only ones that I can find in the UK are via eBay at around £70 a throw. Are there any UK-available jeans that are in the same style as the original 516's? Are they available online?
posted by gaby
on Apr 21, 2006 -
I'm looking for a PHP based shopping cart system that is easy to install, easy to explain to the person adding items to the backend and works with UK-based CC handlers. Any recommendations?
posted by toby\flat2
on Apr 15, 2006 -
UKContractorFilter: I am going to be working as a contractor in the UK for a good while and the local tax laws perplex me to say the least. From this link
it looks like there may be ways to reduce my UK tax liability, and/or at least make it count towards my US taxes. Surely, I am not the first one to go through this; pointers, tips, good/bad experiences? [more inside]
posted by costas
on Apr 13, 2006 -
There are some UK sites I'd like to purchase from but they don't ship here to the States. Anyone know of a workaround that doesn't involve personally knowing someone over there? Something like shopthestates.com
, but for UK shopping...
posted by teddymac
on Apr 9, 2006 -
1st Wedding Anniversary help. Have read all of the other threads on idea's for 1st anniversary gifts and have decided on booking a weekend away. Now the bit I need your help on. Where to go for a romantic weekend in the UK (not London, both of us work there). Complication is, my wife will be 7 months pregnant, so bonus points for nice relaxing things to do whilst we're away. Weekend in question is last weekend in April. [more inside]
posted by lloyder
on Apr 4, 2006 -
An Australian friend of mine is in the UK with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend has a full visa, whereas she is only allowed here if she's in a relationship with him. Trouble is, she wants to leave him, and there's still 2 years to go before she can get a full independent visa. If she splits with him, she has to move back to Australia after 2 1/2 years here, and start all over again. What to do? Is there any way she can stay if she splits with him?
posted by wibbler
on Apr 3, 2006 -
Tomorrow me, my girlfriend, and her dad are going tp pick up my girlfriends new car. She hasnt passed her test yet, so i'll be driving it back. Ive been driving for 6 years, never had an accident, and have fully comp insurance. Can I legally drive it? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Mar 31, 2006 -
I want to get a divorce I'm in the UK:
Do I need to involve a solicitor? is this something I could do on my own? If it is something I can do myself, how can I go about starting it?
My wife is not overly keen on us getting a divorce, though I'm pretty sure she'd NOT put up much of a struggle once the thing got started. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 29, 2006 -