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Old 01-11-2012, 10:07 PM
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lisa- if he is entitled to DLA he will get that now whilst working


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Old 01-11-2012, 10:10 PM
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Good House Keeping have gone live online now http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk

scrap that, it's all expensive stuff... what happened to good old house keeping institute?

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:12 PM
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Good House Keeping have gone live online now http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk

scrap that, it's all expensive stuff... what happened to good old house keeping institute?
bookmarked it thanks fuddle


Its got all the best buys though fuddle which are handy to have when you are buying something especially a big item.


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Old 01-11-2012, 10:17 PM
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Really??!! Off to check it out right now! thanks xxxx
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:18 PM
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Lisakay keeping fingers crossed for you - it took a while but we finally got some good luck so sending some pixie dust your way! **********

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:19 PM
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You may have seen by my pins lately P that I'm going in for a new look turning over a new leaf

Pleased MrP is able to know which way he's going now.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:22 PM
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Evening all, had a pretty good day if somewhat tiring today.
Thanks fuddle for the new thread.

Hello to all the newcomers, good vibes to all those with problems.

Someone say something about scones ????
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:23 PM
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Hello, a new home how lovely! Hey FUDDLE nice to have you back, that's the third really happy thing that has happened today, thank you!!!

STILTWALKER - Helen, have a really wonderful wedding day tomorrow, enjoy every second of your special day and then be happy ever after, wishing you all the best things in life, Cheers Lyn xxx.

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:26 PM
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Hello all, thanks for a new thread! Nice to see some new faces, too. fuddle, nice to have you back, hun x

Have been remiss in not being on pinterest lately, but popping back tomorrow to see what loveliness you've all found.

Are there still scones left, or am I too late, as always....? Can swap for very gingerbread biccies or spiced apple and bramble buns....

Stiltwalker - have a fantastic day tomorrow, I'm sure we'd love to see your dress!

A xo
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:26 PM
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bluebag and cheapskate- do you prefer your scones with butter and jam or just butter?


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Old 01-11-2012, 10:36 PM
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Hello and welcome pinkieminkie!

Hi bossy!

Welcome back fuddle. There is only one "you" so look after & be kind to yourself. Glad you have booked your hols.

Just off to bed in a tick. Have to be up early and get organised for a day out in London. I usually take the boys on my own or with DH but invited a friend and her son along this time. We are going to one of the big musuems, either Natural History or Science, will decide on the way. Boys are very excited and DS1 had trouble getting off to sleep.

Feel a bit annoyed with myself as was going to pay for train tickets with a certain supermarket reward voucher but realised that I haven't converted the vouchers into the reward. Once you have the reward you can collect your train ticket an hour after booking online. I've spent the vouchers anyway in the hope that I might get lucky and get the email with the e-voucher tomorrow morning, if not will use it another time anyway. Its just the thought of shelling out with real cash when we needn't have.

Its a "5 week month" for us - ie DH gets paid last Thurs of the month. Most months have 4 Thursdays so 4 weeks but a few months a year have 5 Thursdays so those months our money has to stretch further for extra week's worth of train fares, food etc. Its such a pain in the derriere.

night night, sleep tight (as I say to my boys)
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bluebag and cheapskate- do you prefer your scones with butter and jam or just butter?
Why thank you kindly for asking, just lovely butter and a steaming mug of tea if that's not too much trouble please.
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Hello! Another noob taking advantage of the new thread here!

Sadly I'm another one here with an OH recently been made redundant. I am poorly with a recurrent illness at the moment as well, that doesn't help But so many people are in worse positions, I shouldn't complain really. I'm a compulsive stockpiler so if nothing else at least we won't go hungry.
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lisa - have you considered DLA for your hubbys arthritus? If its that painful and ongoing he may get at least a little to help.
Have a scone, in fact have two - I baked fifty this morning in a major operation to keep me focussed and make sure we had something nice to offer new people.
What's going on with DLA? I heard new applicants an't get it? That they have to apply for that new replacement one PIP which is more difficult to get(as if DLA isn't)you have be assessedand if successful you get 20% less than DLA pays...Also those on DLA will have it cancelled in 2013 and you have to reapply and again have to be reassessed .

But they say it will take between 2013-2017 to catch up on everyone so you have to hope that you are at the back of the queue...one of the last called in...it is a worry for so many.

Bit lazy when I was out earlier I meant to bring in some scones, crumpets and teacake. Oh well, there is always tomorrow...

I know it is late but will soon do a casserole and add some strips of turkey steak in with it...I was going to do it in the slwo cooker but think having watched a cookery programme last night I think I can do it on the hob in approx 15-20mins(don't think it will use much electric.

Having a late night tonight tidying the kitchen...I keep putting it off and saying I'll do it tomorrow and then I don't.

Whether I stay here(am allowed to)can afford to, it has to be done...I'm a fella but the bathroom and toilet is tidy, as are the bedrooms(except one)hall and landing, living room and though now used as a big pantry the dining room is too.

Then I will start to go through the backs of stuff I put in that bedroom and see what needs keeping, throwing out and some of it may once have beloneged to Mum...

Then everything is quite reasonable...
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:16 PM
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As many here like to cook(and seem pretty good at doing so)have you seen this story?

Women aren't good cooks until they are 55
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:20 PM
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Happy new thread everyone and welcome to all newbies and delurkers. X

Many thanks to everyone for all your good wishes for tomorrow. Relaxing now after a lovely takeaway - well I wasn't about to cook after sorting the pies out for tomorrows evening do! Had a fantastic facial and manicure curtesy of my birthday voucher from nearly MIL which I've been saving for this. Dresses etc all done and ready, pie fillings defrosting, tins pastry lined and in fridge, cheese and onion pies made and peas soaking so enjoying a well earned glass of vino with my lovely nearly DH. (Going to be strange getting used to typing that!) The weather forcast is giving 20% chance of rain so hopefully will stay dry for us - if not we'll just have to do photos inside, no biggy.

Will set up a flicker account and treat you all to some lovely photos - provided our 2 lovely photographer friends manage to take some where I'm not either gurning or captured mid sentence with my mouth open!

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:25 PM
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Pops - as far as I know DLA is still being awarded, I am currently applying for DS14 and was sent a form no problem

My understanding is that when PIP comes in all new applications will be assessed as PIP, however existing claimants will be migrated over as their claim comes up for review rather than it stopping in 2013 and having to re-apply. After that anyone with lifetime awards will be looked at again too, hence the 2017 deadline.

What an awful article, I wouldnt consider myself an exceptional cook but I get by and can do all the things they say that women wont have mastered until 55, and have been doing so since my early twenties.


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Happy new thread everyone and welcome to all newbies and delurkers. X

Many thanks to everyone for all your good wishes for tomorrow. Relaxing now after a lovely takeaway - well I wasn't about to cook after sorting the pies out for tomorrows evening do! Had a fantastic facial and manicure curtesy of my birthday voucher from nearly MIL which I've been saving for this. Dresses etc all done and ready, pie fillings defrosting, tins pastry lined and in fridge, cheese and onion pies made and peas soaking so enjoying a well earned glass of vino with my lovely nearly DH. (Going to be strange getting used to typing that!) The weather forcast is giving 20% chance of rain so hopefully will stay dry for us - if not we'll just have to do photos inside, no biggy.

Will set up a flicker account and treat you all to some lovely photos - provided our 2 lovely photographer friends manage to take some where I'm not either gurning or captured mid sentence with my mouth open!

Helen X
Will be thinking of you tomorrow, enjoy yourself its truly a magical day


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Old 01-11-2012, 11:45 PM
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claim completed and submitted, blimey that was tough! the deadline stated on the site was april 2013.
I'd best tell DH that I've done it for him now, he's a funny so n so for things like this, would have put it off so glad that there was a part for claiming on someone elses behalf! If it comes through he'll not complain though, it'll keep the wolves at bay.

Kidcat, thankyou...a lot xxx

stiltwalker, can't wait to see the pics, i hope it's a truly wonderful day. now get to bed if you haven't already!! x
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What a silly article. Cooking is all about practice not age. I've done many things these past few years and gaining in confidence all the time. I can hold my own in the kitchen because I've had a lot of practise.

Absolute poppyc0ck to suggest I am unlikely to reach my culinary peak for another 22 years. Deary me
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