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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 14th Mar 17, 9:44 AM
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    Tipsntreats
    WHAT chocolate flakes an all?
    So yummy
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 2:01 PM
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    Tipsntreats


    SO VERY TRUE
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 14th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Well that is three hours of my life I will never get back. I had to inform the DVLA and to do that I had to be certified. This meant an identity check by a UK Gove approved entity. I chose the Post Office.
    First of all there was a two hour wait while my passport details were checked, then I kept getting messages saying the access codes I was sent were either invalid or out of date, despite entering them seconds after receiving them. Then it asked specific questions about specific devices and apps or Windows, and wouldn't let me continue when I didn't have them, but didn't give an alternative method about using a laptop with Windows.

    Eventually I sorted it out using a different method. It then took two minutes to whip through the DVLA website to upload the info once the verification had been approved.

    I would have been better off printing the form and posting it. *sigh*

    I hope everyone has had more fun than me this avo.
    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
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Mar 17, 5:39 PM
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    Oh poor you. I often revert to traditional old ways.
    If I am offered a choice, I always ask for a hard copy.
    I have to complete an end of life plan for my Uncle.
    The manager keeps sending it, in an encrypted form.
    Send it in a word doc, I say.
    I suppose I will have to print, then fill in by hand.

    Not a good day for me either. Never found the missing docs, got so upset.
    Life is so full of challenges at times.
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 15th Mar 17, 9:59 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Well that's the dressing removed. No "Brazilians" were hurt during it's removal.
    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
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Mar 17, 12:32 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Well that's the dressing removed. No "Brazilians" were hurt during it's removal.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    I had to think twice reading that
    Lovely day, glad you are getting back into the swing of things.
    Meeting to attend.
    Laterers
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 15th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I had to think twice reading that
    Lovely day, glad you are getting back into the swing of things.
    Meeting to attend.
    Laterers
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I have resolved the problem that has been "puzzling" me for several weeks now.
    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
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Mar 17, 4:46 PM
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    I have resolved the problem that has been "puzzling" me for several weeks now.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Ah you have finished your puzzle

    Meeting went VERY well.
    Where has the mist come from?
    Coming in from the sea, I suppose, blocking the lovely sun again.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 15th Mar 17, 5:35 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Yep, I am no longer puzzled. I need to find some hardboard to make a backing, fit the lights, assemble the frame, and then find a space to hang it. Piccy to follow when I am able to do that.

    No mist here. It is bright and sunny, and my little power station is making me money at the mo.

    I'm glad the meeting went well. I flew solo this avo. I went for a walk unaccompanied to the village and back in the beautiful spring sunshine.
    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 15th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    The Last Username
    I'm glad you're feeling much improved.
    Both of you. (And the Brazilians! )


    It's been a sunny, glorious day here on the Lincs coast - we're back to proper short-sleeved-shirt weather.

    No mist here either Tips.

    I noticed the choccy drinks earlier.
    If that's you're thing fine but TBH I want mine straightforward please.
    No bits.
    No embellishments.
    I don't want to wade through "stuff" to get a drink.
    JUST GIMME THE HOT CHOCOLATE!


    I'm the same with coffee.
    Forget your "skinny mocha latte" blurb - and don't you dare give me one of those midget-sized cappuccino thimbles cups!
    Fresh brewed with a little milk or cream & a tough of demerara.
    Perfect.


    Now, I hope you continue to improve Fruity.
    You with your arm too Tips.
    Also that the officialdom surrounding forms and plans eases for you both - I have to admit that even though I'm quite computer-literate, it does seem that too much of officialdom is not.

    Oh, and I am looking forward to photos.
    You know I'm a fan of yours any way Fruity - your knitted Brizzle still makes me smile.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • shyestgirl
    • By shyestgirl 15th Mar 17, 6:06 PM
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    shyestgirl


    Good evening all

    and welcome to a brand new Arms

    a place to chill and chat

    for everyone



    Originally posted by Glad
    Hello. Am I sending a private message here or can everyone see this? How do I PM, as I'm new here.
    Thanks
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 15th Mar 17, 6:12 PM
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    The Last Username
    Hello. Am I sending a private message here or can everyone see this? How do I PM, as I'm new here.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by shyestgirl
    No, everyone can see your posts.
    To send a PM to another user you have to use your UserCP (User Control Panel), the link for which is near the top of every page.
    In that Control Panel is a sub-heading of "private messages"; "send a new message" is in there.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 15th Mar 17, 6:45 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I'm glad you're feeling much improved.
    Both of you. (And the Brazilians! )


    It's been a sunny, glorious day here on the Lincs coast - we're back to proper short-sleeved-shirt weather.

    No mist here either Tips.

    I noticed the choccy drinks earlier.
    If that's you're thing fine but TBH I want mine straightforward please.
    No bits.
    No embellishments.
    I don't want to wade through "stuff" to get a drink.
    JUST GIMME THE HOT CHOCOLATE!


    I'm the same with coffee.
    Forget your "skinny mocha latte" blurb - and don't you dare give me one of those midget-sized cappuccino thimbles cups!
    Fresh brewed with a little milk or cream & a tough of demerara.
    Perfect.


    Now, I hope you continue to improve Fruity.
    You with your arm too Tips.
    Also that the officialdom surrounding forms and plans eases for you both - I have to admit that even though I'm quite computer-literate, it does seem that too much of officialdom is not.

    Oh, and I am looking forward to photos.
    You know I'm a fan of yours any way Fruity - your knitted Brizzle still makes me smile.
    Originally posted by The Last Username
    I don't normally go for enhanced cocoas either, but I just fancied treating myself for a change.

    It's not just officialdom's lack of PC ability that frustrate me, but also their seemingly lack of empathy. At least I now have time to deal with these things, although I can always find something better to do than battle with a system that doesn't do what it is supposed to do. *sigh*

    I enjoy taking pics, the odderer the subject the betterer.

    We are planning a city break in Brizzle fairly soonly and I shall have my trusty point and shoot camera with me. There are lots of interesting places, buildings, and crooks and nannies to explore. Expect a whole thread on the subject when we get a round tuit.
    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
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Mar 17, 7:22 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    I don't normally go for enhanced cocoas either, but I just fancied treating myself for a change.

    It's not just officialdom's lack of PC ability that frustrate me, but also their seemingly lack of empathy. At least I now have time to deal with these things, although I can always find something better to do than battle with a system that doesn't do what it is supposed to do. *sigh*

    I enjoy taking pics, the odderer the subject the betterer.

    We are planning a city break in Brizzle fairly soonly and I shall have my trusty point and shoot camera with me. There are lots of interesting places, buildings, and crooks and nannies to explore. Expect a whole thread on the subject when we get a round tuit.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    I SO love your pics Fruity. Although I have to admit, those old photos are my favourites.
    I wish I had some of my long lost family.
    Tips x
    • shyestgirl
    • By shyestgirl 15th Mar 17, 8:06 PM
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    shyestgirl
    No, everyone can see your posts.
    To send a PM to another user you have to use your UserCP (User Control Panel), the link for which is near the top of every page.
    In that Control Panel is a sub-heading of "private messages"; "send a new message" is in there.
    Originally posted by The Last Username
    Thank you for that information. I'll try it.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 16th Mar 17, 9:29 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Well that mist that Tips conjured up finally reached us by here at bedtime. Do you think she is a Weather Witch? I can just see her as a character in a Terry Pratchett book.

    (None meant )
    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
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 16th Mar 17, 12:04 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Well that mist that Tips conjured up finally reached us by here at bedtime. Do you think she is a Weather Witch? I can just see her as a character in a Terry Pratchett book.

    (None meant )
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    I know you are teasing Fruity.
    It is a grey day today.
    I have a lovely idea for a new thread - a serious one sorry.
    May start on Friday.
    Laterers
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 16th Mar 17, 12:20 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I know you are teasing Fruity.
    It is a grey day today.
    I have a lovely idea for a new thread - a serious one sorry.
    May start on Friday.
    Laterers
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    It's grey but dry by here, apart from spray from the chap cleaning our patio slabs. That's making water go everywhere, and Ellie bark. She is not sure whether she wants to go and play or run away from the noise.
    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 16th Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    It's been mostly a loverly sunny day here again - are we heading towards a "normal" spring and summer or am I jinxing it?

    I look forward to you finding your tuit Fruity.

    A new Fred Tips?
    You go for it .......... my creative pot runneth dry.
    Besides which so few seem to bother it really does kinda make me wonder if it's worthwhile.

    Or maybe this is just a pre-Friday-yawn-can't-be-bothered moment?
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 16th Mar 17, 8:41 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    It's grey but dry by here, apart from spray from the chap cleaning our patio slabs. That's making water go everywhere, and Ellie bark. She is not sure whether she wants to go and play or run away from the noise.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Oh Fruity I can picture Ellie in my mind, and it made me laugh. Bless you.

    It's been mostly a loverly sunny day here again - are we heading towards a "normal" spring and summer or am I jinxing it?

    I look forward to you finding your tuit Fruity.

    A new Fred Tips?
    You go for it .......... my creative pot runneth dry.
    Besides which so few seem to bother it really does kinda make me wonder if it's worthwhile.

    Or maybe this is just a pre-Friday-yawn-can't-be-bothered moment?
    Originally posted by The Last Username
    No sun today
    The thread will be useful for everyone I think. You will see
    It is so nice for you to join us TLU.
    Tips x
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