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


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    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 1:48 PM
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    Fruity I don't think mrs queen would be too impressed with my 'queens english'. I tawk as it sands like on Fursday I fort I wood go Dan the shop wiv me muvva me bruvva and me farva

    Fanx for the welcome LUN hope the stork delivers very soon
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Jun 17, 2:00 PM
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    Hi and by LUN. I'm glad the ladies of your domain are improving. Does this mean your magic laundry bin will start working again soonly?
    Ow! Who hit me?

    We have lots of dicky-tweats visiting us, but alas no frushes. Apart from a squadron of migrating Redwings of the frush fambly many years ago, we have only ever had a visit from one frush in the firty five yerz wot I have lived here.
    Did you know that there are firty fousand fevers on a frushes froat?

    We do get three young magpies playing in the jardin every year, always with mum and dad watching from poles and trees nearby. We get a pair of clever crows that dip their food in the pond and then come back about ten minutes later when it is softer to eat.

    Blackbirds a plenty, with a nesting pair in the hedge. Pairs of bobbin red chesticles, sparrows by the million, collared doves, feral pigeons, and a few woodpigeons that do a very good famous grouse impersonation when they walk.
    We have a dovecote in the apple tree but no dove has ventured within, although we did once witness a pair of the slily birds sheltering underneath it from the rain.
    Some of the pigeons have worked out how to hang by one foot from the bird feeders whilst tucking their tail under and flapping like bad to maintain position. The other pigeons hang about underneath to catch the seeds wot get dropped. I end up have to refill the feeders every two days as a result.

    We have a pair of wrens that visit occasionally and serenade each other with their beautiful voices.

    On odd occasions we get birds of prey visiting and sometimes swooping through, and once we had a couple of green woodpeckers.

    At dusk we occasionally get bats overflying, but I now not from whence they come.

    There are badgers in the garden behind ours, and I have been battling with them for several years to stop them tunnelling in to ours. Goddess of the White knows what would happen if our Boxer dog Ellie was to meet one.

    We used to get newts, sloworms, and the odd eel in the pond, but haven't seen any for a few years now.
    We do still get breeding frogs and toads every year though. They offspring are now about the size of a thumbnail but Ellie hasn't found any yet. She always looks so surprised when they are bigger and hopping about as she patrols the jardin.

    ... and that is the end of our Countryfile report from Fruitcake Folly.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 11-06-2017 at 2:05 PM.
    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
    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 2:22 PM
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    We too get the magpies dipping the bread in the bird barf and then feeding the babies. Luvvly to watch.

    Boxer dog My Boxer boy has just gone over the rainbow bridge
    It sound luvvly where you are. All we get are police sirens. Nee naw nee naw all day and night It's the Essex theme tune
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Jun 17, 2:29 PM
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    Tis time I went and did a bit more loft clearing afore my Lovely Cousin gives me The Look.

    Chats in a bit when I will be forced to stop for a brew.

    Moti, our boxer is completely white, and stupid.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 11-06-2017 at 2:34 PM.
    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
    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 2:36 PM
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    Tis time I went and did a bit more loft clearing afore my Lovely Cousin gives me The Look.

    Chats in a bit when I will be forced to stop for a brew.

    Moti, our boxer is completely white, and stupid.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    No way my boy was also totally white and very stupid. How can you not love a Boxer.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Jun 17, 2:44 PM
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    No way my boy was also totally white and very stupid. How can you not love a Boxer.
    Originally posted by motivated
    This is our fourth, and my Cousin's fifth boxer. Her first was a huge white male one she got when she was eleven, and he had a large brown patch over one eye, so was called patch. After we got married we had a brindle female called Kim, a red male called Charlie, a white female with brown ears like Gromit called Polly, and now our Ellie who is all white.

    Right, I really must go and do a bit.
    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 11th Jun 17, 3:20 PM
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    I am so fed up with laundry today
    All the holiday clothes. Still at least the sun has come out.

    How very exciting for LUN - A brand new baby LUN

    Roast is cooking for this evening - Crikey I need veg!
    I need to go to the shops.
    Laterers
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 3:34 PM
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    Originally posted by Tipsntreats


    .........
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Jun 17, 4:08 PM
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    A boxer doggie and a water doggie. Luverly.

    I'm orf for a baff. Take care and chats soonly.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 11-06-2017 at 4:11 PM.
    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
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Jun 17, 4:45 PM
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    Miss Tipsy be right as usually - this thread be gettin' busy, soon be total gridlock around theses partz. Anywayz, had a quick read of the words wot I can understand. Fruity, when you speak pijin, I can't always get where you drifting, so please bears with me if I asks fer you to speak more slowerer loike. Anywayz, here's my latest updatering:

    Wow this thread is getting very active.
    Mr Pleazy playing the spoons - hmmm I think he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Oil be avin' you know that this spoon is a bit tarnished today as the maid isn't availabuble until termorrer.

    We have a pair of wrens that visit occasionally and serenade each other with their beautiful voices.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Well Oi didn't know you had any ships stop your way Fruity. Muss be the wind carrying over to your place

    On odd occasions we get birds of prey visiting
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Of a Sunday I suppose - Does you and yer cousin join in the preyin'?

    ... Ellie who is all white.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Ise of the opinyun that most doggies be all white even if they's brarn or yeller or woolly loike


    Well Oi be orf, but not for me annual washerings, so mebbee sees you all laterer
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 11th Jun 17, 5:23 PM
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    Well, Mr Teazy your command of all languages is well above average.

    I expected Moti to point out that the only way is Essex.

    I could only find pre-launched carrots at Tesco extra and NO cabbages. I think there must have been a cabbage run in these parts, could be the sea air. I found a sweet - tart cabbage in Sainsbury's extra - the last one.

    Dinner is almost ready - so maybe Laterers
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 6:02 PM
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    I expected Moti to point out that the only way is Essex.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    It sure is shut uuuuuup
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Jun 17, 6:29 PM
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    ...

    I expected Moti to point out that the only way is Essex.
    ...
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    It sure is shut uuuuuup
    Originally posted by motivated
    Mrs Motivator - Is it true about the white sox and handbag dancings on a Friday noight in darkest Essex?


    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 6:54 PM
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    I actually used to dance round my handbag back in the early 80s white stilettos shoulder pads, big hair (the bigger the better) I was a lily savage lookilikey

    Men also wore white sox yes. I have a photo from my wedding my BIL has a suit on and white sox showing.

    The youngers don't know they're born nowadays
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 11th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    I actually used to dance round my handbag back in the early 80s white stilettos shoulder pads, big hair (the bigger the better) I was a lily savage lookilikey

    Men also wore white sox yes. I have a photo from my wedding my BIL has a suit on and white sox showing.

    The youngers don't know they're born nowadays
    Originally posted by motivated
    Not just in Essex. I used to go to the Goldmine on Canvey Island - Those were the days my friend - Oooh we know a song about that don't we children?
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Jun 17, 7:08 PM
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    Memories .....
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 11th Jun 17, 7:23 PM
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    What Mr Teazy - You have hefalumps on the dance floor?
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • motivated
    • By motivated 11th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
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    I used to strut my stuff in TOTS at Sarfend, a few cinzano and lemonades or Pernod and black and then hobble home barefoot because of stiletto blisters. If I could turn back time. ( ooh song about that too)
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 11th Jun 17, 7:29 PM
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    Heh, lurvin the memories folks.
    Dancin' around bags wasn't just Essex, I assure ya - Tips is right.
    They was doin' that in Notts/south Yorks too.

    White socks - yers, I remembers themz - around the same time as string vest-type t-shirts were they not?
    Anyone wanna guess who turned out like a chess board more than once after a sesh in the sun wiv one of them on?


    No nee-naw sounds here on the Lincs coast, Mrs Motivated.
    Lincolnshire don't have police.
    Well not many - our new stayshun cost over a million squids just a very foo years ago and has no policepersons in it unless you makes an appointment (?) - and yes, that is seriously just for once on here.

    Well, the stork ain't beed yet.
    No further on at all ack shoe alley.
    I'm hopin' it doesn't until after oi gits noo tyres Tuesday mornins.
    Is that bein' 'opeful?


    So sorry all, but I is still hereabouts.
    (Tips, Mrs Lun is like the proverbial cat on a hot tin roof with excitement. She doesn't realise I jinxed things by getting change ready for parking & putting hospital address into satnav. )
    Last edited by The Last Username; 11-06-2017 at 7:31 PM. Reason: t not r
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 11th Jun 17, 7:31 PM
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    Sarfend I want to back and visit this year. There used to be a good market at Pitsea.
    I did go back and visit Chelmsford last year, it was SO different.
    Those stilettoes gave me corns. Still better than falling off me platforms.Barf

    Just seen your post LUN - It is all a waiting game, but also VERY exciting.
    Methinks a girl.

    Barf time now.
    Last edited by Tipsntreats; 11-06-2017 at 7:36 PM.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
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