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    • Glad
    • By Glad 3rd Jan 14, 6:38 PM
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    Glad
    Money Savers Arms CXXVI - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome
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    • 3rd Jan 14, 6:38 PM
    Money Savers Arms CXXVI - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome 3rd Jan 14 at 6:38 PM


    Good evening all

    and welcome to a brand new Arms

    a place to chill and chat

    for everyone



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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 3rd Mar 17, 11:48 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    My Lovely was brought up with boxer dogs since she was a toddler and had one of her own from age 11. We got our first just before we got married and she brought the pup with her when she moved in to my place after our honeymoon.
    Ellie is our fourth together, although she will be our last "big" dog.

    A Newbie, with 3 1/2 thousand posts? Get away with you.

    Thank you.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    That is because I AM an addict.

    I am going to log off now, as I am fairly Tipsy.
    I will be back after my break.
    Take care.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 3rd Mar 17, 11:56 PM
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    Fruitcake
    That is because I AM an addict.

    I am going to log off now, as I am fairly Tipsy.
    I will be back after my break.
    Take care.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Take care and have fun. I shall be here on your return.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 4th Mar 17, 8:21 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Good morning all and one. It's a glory-@rse sunny day by here on the Riviera.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • rebelrebel
    • By rebelrebel 5th Mar 17, 7:25 AM
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    Hello, folks! After years of reading the newsletter over my mother's shoulder, I decided to bite the bullet and join the boards. I'm 20 and live in Scotland. I've never been good with money (I'm mentally ill and have awful impulse control), but as my father is basically dying, I thought it was time to get my finances sorted out. Yesterday I sold an old phone and an old pair of studio monitor headphones to Cash Converters. Managed to get £45. Spent most of it already. Damn.
    Savings 2017: £0/£2500
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 5th Mar 17, 9:23 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Hello, folks! After years of reading the newsletter over my mother's shoulder, I decided to bite the bullet and join the boards. I'm 20 and live in Scotland. I've never been good with money (I'm mentally ill and have awful impulse control), but as my father is basically dying, I thought it was time to get my finances sorted out. Yesterday I sold an old phone and an old pair of studio monitor headphones to Cash Converters. Managed to get £45. Spent most of it already. Damn.
    Originally posted by rebelrebel
    Welcome to the Arms. Most people call me Fruity. I'm an old phart and as you can see from the info under my avatar, I live in the land of the Summer-Settlers.

    Well done. You spent money that you had made, not spent money you didn't have. Try and build on that success.

    I am sorry to hear about your father. Watching a parent leave you slowly is not easy and you will need all the help you can get.
    There are lots of boards to help you financially, and there are family boards to help you emotionally as well.

    Always pop in here for a chat if you feel like it, and join in the fun and frolics on many of the silly intellectually challenging threads if you want a laugh stimulating conversation about important topics such as pandas, hippos and pictures of cats doing silly things.
    There is even a help group if you are stressed by the shortage of iceberg lettuces.

    I wouldn't recommend you venture in to the Discussion Thread unless you are wearing Kevlar and carrying a big stick with which to defend yourself. It can sometimes get nasty in there.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 05-03-2017 at 9:28 AM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 6th Mar 17, 11:38 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Good morning all and one. Another dull and overcast day by here today.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 6th Mar 17, 7:27 PM
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    Hiya Cakecrumbs.
    I'm sorry I'm not usually about through office hours to participate in some lighthearted banter, but I'm noticing how quiet it is lately.
    Not just in this thread.
    And it's been grey and wet here today too.
    Or maybe that should be yesterday if you're reading this tomorrow?


    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    The internet can be a dangerous place. Be alert.
    There is an international shortage of lerts.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 6th Mar 17, 8:53 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Hiya Cakecrumbs.
    I'm sorry I'm not usually about through office hours to participate in some lighthearted banter, but I'm noticing how quiet it is lately.
    Not just in this thread.
    And it's been grey and wet here today too.
    Or maybe that should be yesterday if you're reading this tomorrow?


    Originally posted by The Last Username
    It's been far too quiet here in the Arms for a long time and there are rumblings from MSE Towers that we may lose it.

    I blame all the other chat threads that have been split off instead of centralising them here in the Sticky that was created for the use thereof.

    That's just my opinion anyway.

    Office hours? Yes I have a vague recollection of those when I was in paid employment, but I retired nearly a year ago so it is not now something I have to bother about.

    Anyway, I hope you and yours are doing OK and things are fine up your end.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 7th Mar 17, 12:21 PM
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    Fruitcake
    It's another glory@rse day by here today on the Riviera. Alas I can't enjoy it as my Lovely Cousin is rather poorly and needs some serious nursing.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Meg x
    • By Meg x 7th Mar 17, 6:32 PM
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    Meg x
    Hope she gets better soon Fruity. x
    ''Embrace the glorious mess that you are''

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    ''The world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust''
    J.M. Barrie
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 7th Mar 17, 7:48 PM
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    I too hope your cousin is soon as fit as the proverbial fiddle - though that saying always did strike me as a bit odd.
    I hope it isn't anything too serious?

    Apart from my damnable toothache all is well here thank you Fruity - though our car is in for its MOT tomorrow (Weds.).
    That, for some reason, is always nerve-wracking.
    Silly really, but it is.

    Hoping you may soon be better able to enjoy the glorious Riviera.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    The internet can be a dangerous place. Be alert.
    There is an international shortage of lerts.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 7th Mar 17, 11:17 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Hope she gets better soon Fruity. x
    Originally posted by Meg x
    I too hope your cousin is soon as fit as the proverbial fiddle - though that saying always did strike me as a bit odd.
    I hope it isn't anything too serious?

    Apart from my damnable toothache all is well here thank you Fruity - though our car is in for its MOT tomorrow (Weds.).
    That, for some reason, is always nerve-wracking.
    Silly really, but it is.

    Hoping you may soon be better able to enjoy the glorious Riviera.
    Originally posted by The Last Username
    Thank you both. Some improvement today but I can see myself continuing to be chief cook, bottle washer, and nurse for several days yet to come. I shall have to dig out my Lovely's old dental nurse's uniform. I have the legs to carry it off I'll have you know.

    My car passed its MoT test last week but came home with a raft of advisories so it's in a local garage to determine what medium sized country's national debt I should assume to rectify things.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 8th Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Another dull and damp day by here. The weather seems to be alternating daily between good and bad.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 8th Mar 17, 5:53 PM
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    The Last Username
    It is a gorgeous evening here on the Lincs coast.

    Well, the car passed its MOT without problem, leading to sighs of relief.
    Service, brake pads & tyres due about the end of April.
    Oh and RFL (road tax) due beginning April.

    I'm trying desperately not to imagine Fruity in dental nurse's uniform.
    Your legs must be better than mine.
    Not a difficult thing to achieve.


    Is it "the money pit" awaiting rectification Fruity, or do you possess a variety of vehicles?
    Either way, I hope the expense is minimal.
    Also I hope your dear cousin continues to improve.

    For now though I bid you adieu.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    The internet can be a dangerous place. Be alert.
    There is an international shortage of lerts.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 8th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    Fruitcake
    It is a gorgeous evening here on the Lincs coast.

    Well, the car passed its MOT without problem, leading to sighs of relief.
    Service, brake pads & tyres due about the end of April.
    Oh and RFL (road tax) due beginning April.

    I'm trying desperately not to imagine Fruity in dental nurse's uniform.
    Your legs must be better than mine.
    Not a difficult thing to achieve.


    Is it "the money pit" awaiting rectification Fruity, or do you possess a variety of vehicles?
    Either way, I hope the expense is minimal.
    Also I hope your dear cousin continues to improve.

    For now though I bid you adieu.
    Originally posted by The Last Username
    I used to live in Waltham, near Grimsby, only a few miles from the Lincolnshire coast and have happy memories of visiting Cleethorpes beach and environs.

    It's not the Money Pit that needs some TLC for a change. It's The Beast this time, a gert big 7 seat Mother Ship that's been converted to run on LPG, and has had a hoist fitted for shifting a disabled buggy or two when needed.

    My Lovely is improving daily thanks. Apart from the thread veins, my legs are not in bad shape. A legacy from my rugby and cycling days. Needless to say they are not as shapely as my Cousin's though.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Well we had a grand day out in the big city today for me to have a CRT-D fitted (Pacemaker with built in defibrillator). This was despite a 'phone call at 8.30 ack emma to say the op' was cancelled for the third time only to get another call 45 minutes later to say it was back on again.

    Oh well, all ended OK eventually.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 9th Mar 17, 8:47 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    Hi Fruity, good to hear that the op finally happened.

    How is the south of England? The north has been pleasantly mild today, I actually ventured out without a coat. Well, I say 'out' but I was only outside between the house and car, and then the car and office
    Going to become Mrs Marleyboy for real

    MSE: many of the benefits of a helpful family, without disadvantages like having to compete for the tv remote

    Proud Parents to an Au-some son
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Mar 17, 10:13 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Hi Fruity, good to hear that the op finally happened.

    How is the south of England? The north has been pleasantly mild today, I actually ventured out without a coat. Well, I say 'out' but I was only outside between the house and car, and then the car and office
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    The south? THE SOUTH?

    I live in the West Country as you very well know.

    Erz been dry but dull by here, but the only outdoors I have done today is similarly from building to car.

    I hope all is well with you and yours and the land of Oop Norf.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 10th Mar 17, 5:28 PM
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    Congrats on the successful fitting of extra bits Fruity.




    I hope they checked the Duracells before fitting?
    At last ............ here's hoping that both you and your cousin are soon on A-1 top form again, eh?


    Waltham, as in windmill?
    Probably not much changed from when you were there, though personally I prefer 'ickle villages. Which is why I have to travel to places like Grimsby to do a major shop.
    Talking of which, Tesco in Grimsby was full of Russians when I last visited; they marvel at our supermarkets from what I see.

    It's been a grey day here.
    And I won't be about for long - I'm going to "play" with my latest purchase which is a new TV.
    One of those super-thin OLED things.

    Wishing you well.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    The internet can be a dangerous place. Be alert.
    There is an international shortage of lerts.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 10th Mar 17, 6:18 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Congrats on the successful fitting of extra bits Fruity.




    I hope they checked the Duracells before fitting?
    At last ............ here's hoping that both you and your cousin are soon on A-1 top form again, eh?


    Waltham, as in windmill?
    Probably not much changed from when you were there, though personally I prefer 'ickle villages. Which is why I have to travel to places like Grimsby to do a major shop.
    Talking of which, Tesco in Grimsby was full of Russians when I last visited; they marvel at our supermarkets from what I see.

    It's been a grey day here.
    And I won't be about for long - I'm going to "play" with my latest purchase which is a new TV.
    One of those super-thin OLED things.

    Wishing you well.
    Originally posted by The Last Username
    Yes, the windmill was on my old school badge and I recently donated it to the windmill preservation society. She only had four sails when I lived there and that was what was shown on the badge. Now she is restored with six sails, and six are now shown on the school badge.

    The old aerodrome and environs was my playground and I have very happy memories of village life there.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
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