Divorce Update

It’s been a while since I talked about this, and I’m in a foul enough mood so I might as well bring it up now.

Throughout the last year and a bit I’ve been mentioning how my trouble with my now ex-wife has caused me no end of problems, including how she committed fraud on my car with Direct Line and how her family changed the locks in my house when I lived there.

Well, it was supposedly all sorted this January when the financial settlement was decided and I paid her a substantial amount of money for the house and the property contained within it. One of the conditions of the settlement was that I wouldn’t mention her, or her family on any website and I wouldn’t make any attempt to get Direct Line to compensate me for the error they made as that would encourage them to reclaim the £6,000 odd they paid her.

I was happy with that. The money I’ve lost out on as a result of paying for a car loan for 18 months while the car was unusable I should be able to get back from some of the furniture in the house I’d just paid for.

However… when I entered the house in January this year, she’d stolen more items from it. More items that I’d paid for, that were noted down on a list written by her, and was signed in a court. Among the items stolen by her and her parents was a full bedroom furniture set, including two wardrobes and a chest of drawers.

I couldn’t believe it. My attempts to get hold of her solicitor proved fruitless as he’d washed his hands of her and said I’d need to go through her. She was no longer receiving legal aid so he didn’t want to know. When I got hold of her father he said she needed the stuff to sell because she didn’t have any money.

I’d just given her £10,000 cash!

Unbelievable. Well, as she’s already broken the terms of the settlement, within a matter of days it has to be said, I consider it null and void. I will now be approaching the financial ombudsman to pursue Direct Line for the full amount that I believe they owe me, and if that means they have to get the money from her, then so be it.

What’s the point in making an agreement in court, in front of a judge, and paying someone a settlement if they’re just going to steal the items you’ve just paid for? The legal system in this country is fucked up.

Earn money writing from home

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You’ve probably all seen those sites and flyers that promise that you can earn money from the comfort of your own home, in your own time, to supplement your income? Most of the time those things are a bit of a con as they just want you to make cold calls for sales, where you’ll be on the phone all day getting abuse from people who really don’t want to tale to you.

Wordsofworth.co.uk however is a completely different proposition. With this website you don’t have to call anyone, or even speak to anyone. No, what you do here is simply write articles, news or blogs for websites. You’re given a brief and asked to write so many articles per month, in exchange for a set fee, which starts at £250 per month.

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This is ideal for mothers who stay at home during the day, and students (who let’s face it, have more time on their hands than the unemployed). The website says it will take up no more than 8-10 hours of your time per week, so you could do a week’s worth of articles in a day. By those figures you could also do a month’s worth within a week, which means £250 isn’t bad for staying at home!

There’s also no limit to how many contracts you can take on either. Once you’ve proven yourself you can add a second, or even third contract to earn more money.

If you’re looking for a way to earn money from home, this is it. There are a couple of requirements though. Firstly you need to have a decent grasp of the English language, so if you don’t know your ‘their’ from your ‘there’, you might struggle. Secondly you need a computer with Internet access, but if you’re reading this the chances are you have that!

So if you fancy earning some extra money from your own home and have the time spare, take a look at the website and submit your details. I did it myself to try it out, it’s a nice way to earn some extra money 😉

Flatmate watches Rambo, takes it too far

I’m pretty sure this is what is meant by taking something too far. You watch one too many war movies, then end up in a jungle battling the locals for land. This is what happened to Paulie this weekend when he armed himself up and took on a small village in Borneo.

I received these photos this morning, I presume he won his ‘mini war’ though I can’t be sure. At least he looks like he’s enjoying himself and he’s out of the house.

The worst car ever is… a Saxo

I’ve had a poll on this site for some time for people to decide what is the worst car ever in the UK, and through boredom I decided to close it and announce the winner.

Here are the results.

What is the worst, most chavest car?

  • Citroen Saxo (31%, 33 Votes)
  • Vauxhall Nova (30%, 32 Votes)
  • Vauxhall Corsa (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Ford Escort xr3i (11%, 12 Votes)
  • Nissan Skyline (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Peugeot 106 (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Ford Sierra Cosworth (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

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As you can see, the Saxo just about wins it. It is indeed a shit car. If you drive a Saxo, for shame, for shame.

I’m in this month’s issue of dot Net magazine

dot NetFar be it for me to boast, but I’m in this month’s issue of .Net Magazine with an interview about how to make your website an authority site within Google. It’s quite a good read, if you’re interested in that sort of thing. The golden rule is content, content and more content.

It’s one of the reasons that this website ranks for so many different phrases and gets traffic for the most unlikely of search terms. If you write about it, they will come (simply building it is no longer effective enough).

Anyway, you can see the magazine on the .Net website here.

Here’s a shot of the extract, but to read it properly you’ll need to buy the magazine 😉

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You can read more tips like this at Just Search’s website, which features a daily blog about SEO and Internet Marketing.

CeMAP courses

As a landlord, and someone looking to buy another property soon, the housing crisis we’re currently in the middle of is a right pain in the wallet. I’m locked into keeping hold of my house as I can’t afford to sell it right now. All of this has of course been caused by the Americans and their collapsed property market. It’s caused us problems, and more importantly, me personally.

Anyhow, this got me thinking about mortgage advisers must be struggling right now as well. Anyone in the property industry, even estate agents (and we all feel for them right?) will be affected by the current climate. But are mortgage advisers also adversely affected? They’ll have completed CeMAP courses to become certified mortgage advisers, with their CeMAP qualification, and then be faced with the problem that they can’t find any lenders to offer financial deals to property buyers.

The whole industry will be suffering. While this is a bad time for buying a property it is however a good time for letting out property. Nobody can afford to buy so they have to rent, which pushes up rental prices.