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    • Glad
    • By Glad 10th Feb 17, 7:29 PM
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    The Compers Inn (part 47)
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    • 10th Feb 17, 7:29 PM
    The Compers Inn (part 47) 10th Feb 17 at 7:29 PM
    Welcome to the new Inn

    for comping and non comping chitchat leaving the rest of the board for comping discussions

    previous thread here
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Sep 17, 4:53 PM
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    Hi everyone

    I hope you're all in fine fettle this afternoon!

    Crikes - I've had a very expensive morning! Had a routine
    opticians appointment (free with NHS) but also opted for an
    OCT Scan - (advanced imaging instrument which can detect
    and monitor early stages of eye conditions such as age related
    macular degeneration - which sadly my mum lost her
    sight to in later years).

    Thankfully the images were fine - £35.00 well spent. It was
    meant to be £40.00 but I got a discount for booking the scan
    at the same time as my appointment.

    Here's the expensive part .... £430.00 for a pair of Verifocal
    glasses! I'm really looking forward to receiving
    them - they will certainly stop a lot of faffing about .... but
    still ...... Good news is that they are top of the range
    lenses and if I can't get on with them I'll get my money
    back - seems most opticians do the same.


    Sun is out this morning but the sky looks awfully dark.
    Every time we try to do things in the garden there is a down pour.
    Still need to finish trimming the rather large bushes and need to get the grass cut before we head off again on Sunday. I'm hoping your weather stays nice Alfie since I will in your area next week. DH is hoping to get to Beaulieu.
    Hope everyone has a lucky week.

    sheils x
    Originally posted by sheils6

    'Fraid I can't guarantee nice weather sheils it's been a bit
    iffy for the last couple of days - glorious sunshine one
    minute, pouring the next then back to sunshine again! Having
    said that though - today has been a beautiful weather day -
    spotted big black clouds earlier but thankfully they've
    disappeared now.

    I love Beaulieu - such a quaint village with a lot of history.

    My daughter got married in the Domus (Beaulieu Abbey).
    It was such a beautiful wedding (military) and they had a
    guard of honour (arch of swords) at the end of the service.
    Such a wonderful day.





    The only free parking in Beaulieu (I think) is Fairweather's
    Garden Centre - they have a car park for customer use. When
    I go with friends we're usually quite cheeky and have a cuppa/
    maybe buy some plants and then wander off down the village
    high street (as many others seem to do). There's also a paying
    car park round the back of the village or alternatively people
    park on the high street but it's fairly narrow anyway without
    having vehicles parking there.

    If you park in Fairweather's be mindful of the time if you go
    a wandering cos they shut the gates at 5.30 every day once
    they close the centre to stop the donkeys wandering in!

    Fairweather's really excel themselves at Christmas with the
    most beautiful displays imaginable in the garden shops.

    There's always donkeys, ponies and cattle wandering around
    and you have come at the right time for the autumn pannage
    where piggies are let loose in the forest to eat the acorns
    which are poisonous to ponies and cattle but ok for pigs.

    Found a few handy sites ....

    http://www.thenewforest.co.uk/

    https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/

    http://fairweathers.co.uk/


    It sounds manic on your road rose! Don't blame you
    for staying indoors!


    Well must get on and try to catch up with comps etc.

    Have a lovely rest of the day all and take care whatever
    you're up to.


    Alfie xxx
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 17, 6:09 PM
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    Goodness alfie those are expensive lenses. It is still manic. Between 5pm and 6pm it was chaos with traffic heading in and out town (peeps going home) Police were down keeping an eye on it as traffic was really backed up. DS was even asking me about it on phone whilst he was driving home as he got caught in it yesterday. So he had a detour today.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 17, 7:32 PM
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    Hope everyone is ok tonight. My internet keeps going off and on. Getting annoyed with it. lol watching a programme in underarm sweating and BO. Now it is panty liners and a man is telling me about it we need to have long lasting dryness. I just keep changing and cleansing. Do I smell that much. Men it is up to you. They seem to think we have to mask it like sprays etc.
    Last edited by rosemac; 12-09-2017 at 7:37 PM.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 12th Sep 17, 8:06 PM
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    Kids parties are expensive these days rose!

    Thanks for all the info Alfie, will study that up.
    I should have said it is the cars that DH mainly wants to see at Beaulieu.
    Sept Wins : - A "Yougurt" £1 GfK Media x2 £96 Quidco
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 17, 8:13 PM
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    Tell me about it shiels. Think they should go back to the old parties we used to have. We pamper them to much as in mum can I have. Which means with the retail sector we will charge you for what you want as child wants it and not to dispoint we do it. We are to soft.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 17, 8:16 PM
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    Retail sector charges a fortune but kiddywinks do not want anything less than their peers
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 17, 8:49 PM
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    He is an old fart but he is changing as he learns. Owners of villages at that time you do not use then they gave you your living. They gave you the money that you are now living on as well as the houses you collect rent from to live
    • wingobins
    • By wingobins 12th Sep 17, 10:58 PM
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    Hi everyone I've not been in a while again! I'm so exhausted after work I just keep nodding off! We have 12 students to hoist and change, into hydro pool etc and it's certainly taking its toll on me!
    I was at Blackpool at the weekend with my girls and sister for DD2's bday and sisters bday on same day and it was a brilliant weekend. My niece called Hotel and paid owner to decorate it with banners, balloons, cake and lots of chocolate and they did it beautifully. I would definitely stay in that hotel again.

    Well done on the back pain machine indie I bought DD1 one for her back and it felt just like them massage chairs that you pay a £1 for. She has worn discs in her back so she asked for one for Xmas.

    Alfie, you're braver than me venturing out in the shed with all them spiders! I'm like fire**fly though and apologise to them for destroying their web. I had one making a web over the toilet seat the other week! Hope the eye tests don't show the eye disease Alfie xx

    Hope your tests were ok too fire**fly xx

    Well done on the good reads win Leanfun

    Sheils, you must be shattered with all the touring you've been doing! Enjoy your next break! Xx

    Hope you are well Sylvia

    DD hasn't been settling in back into college very well. She's been in tears and more confused. Hopefully she will settle in again soon.
    My iPad is only on 2% so need to log out now! Grrr!
    Big thanks to all who contribute to the forums. Be lucky everyone!
    • lomaxsylvia
    • By lomaxsylvia 13th Sep 17, 9:45 AM
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    Good morning all, like Wingo I haveny been in for a while either LOL. Been really busy here.

    Hope you are all well.

    Big hugs for your DD1 Wingo and hope she settles soon.

    Have a lovely day everyone.

    BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO POST THE COMPETITIONS
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 13th Sep 17, 9:56 AM
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    good morning all
    sunshine & showers here this morning & still got
    the strong wind,
    luckily enough no damage here in the night from it,

    gosh they are expensive glasses Alfie,
    & I agree with you about getting the best we can,
    our eyesight is very precious x

    lol, yes rose the kids now days get very good parties not
    like in our day with just sandwiches & jelly for a treat

    sounds a lovely hotel wingo & great you all had
    a brilliant time,
    ((hugs)) for DD & hope she soon settles back down x

    have a great day all & hope everyone's keeping well
    x
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Sep 17, 9:58 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    It's another beautiful start to the day here, sun is shining
    away and all is well.





    Was anyone affected by Storm Aileen last night?


    We just had the tail end of it and thankfully there doesn't
    appear to be any damage to the local area.


    Thanks for all the info Alfie, will study that up.
    I should have said it is the cars that DH mainly wants to see at Beaulieu.
    Originally posted by sheils6

    My pleasure sheils.


    The National Motor Museum is a brilliant place to visit.


    They have a great deal (re entrance fee) where you can
    order your tickets online at a cheaper rate!


    There's so much to see and do there (all included in the
    initial price): Motor Museum, Palace House, grounds and
    gardens, Secret Army Exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey including
    the Domus, World of Top Gear, Monorail etc etc.


    Hopefully it shouldn't be quite so busy now as all the
    kiddies are back at school.

    https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/


    Hi everyone I've not been in a while again! I'm so exhausted after work I just keep nodding off! We have 12 students to hoist and change, into hydro pool etc and it's certainly taking its toll on me!
    I was at Blackpool at the weekend with my girls and sister for DD2's bday and sisters bday on same day and it was a brilliant weekend. My niece called Hotel and paid owner to decorate it with banners, balloons, cake and lots of chocolate and they did it beautifully. I would definitely stay in that hotel again.

    Alfie, you're braver than me venturing out in the shed with all them spiders! I'm like fire**fly though and apologise to them for destroying their web. I had one making a web over the toilet seat the other week! Hope the eye tests don't show the eye disease Alfie xx

    DD hasn't been settling in back into college very well. She's been in tears and more confused. Hopefully she will settle in again soon.
    My iPad is only on 2% so need to log out now! Grrr!
    Originally posted by wingobins

    Hi wingo!


    Crikey - I felt exhausted just reading about your routine at
    work.


    Your weekend away sounds brilliant! What a wonderful way
    to celebrate two family birthdays!


    Thankfully the eye tests were fine - the scanner is a fantastic
    piece of equipment and shows the results instantly. It was so
    strange seeing images of the inside of my eyeballs!


    So sorry to hear about your daughter not settling back into
    college at the mo. I agree - hopefully she'll settle in soon. xx


    Well - must get on! Have a lovely and lucky day all - take
    care.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
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    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 13th Sep 17, 10:00 AM
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    Been a wet night here but sun shining away now.
    Hope no-one was affected too badly by storm Aileen.

    Glad you had a great time in Blackpool wingo. Hope DD1 settles in soon.
    Is DD2 liking her new school?

    Going to have to go and get some food shopping and hopefully after that it will still be dry and we can get a walk.

    sheils x
    Sept Wins : - A "Yougurt" £1 GfK Media x2 £96 Quidco
    • wingobins
    • By wingobins 13th Sep 17, 11:06 PM
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    DD2 likes secondary school Sheils and has made new friends. Although she missed the bus this morning and was in tears so I rang school who were ok about it!
    DD1 had a college trip to metro centre today but she didn't cope very well and had been ringing/texting me but I don't have phone on at work. Not that I could have come and collected her though!

    I don't think I saw any storm last night fire**fly! I dozed off on sofa and briefly heard the rain when I woke up!

    Glad all was ok with your eyes Alfie It's amazing what technology they have now! I hate the bit where they turn your eye lids over I'm supposed to wear bifocals too but they were so expensive and I only wear glasses in the house. I wear my contacts for work as the kids at work would pull my glasses off! They always pull my work fob and I've lost it somewhere today and thinking one of the kids might go home with it in their wheelchairs!

    Hope you get time for yourself Sylvia! I can see you're always busy with GK's and pets

    I still haven't found the heating control and it won't come on without it! I think DH has hidden it somewhere before the summer as he used to hide it when he had been on nights and in bed. Looks like we're probably gonna have to buy another.
    Big thanks to all who contribute to the forums. Be lucky everyone!
    • Cathp808
    • By Cathp808 14th Sep 17, 4:09 AM
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    Hi, I am back after about a six month break due to work commitments. I have now changed jobs and should have time once again for my hobbie. Glad to still see familiar names.
    £685/2017, £1640/2016 50 Challenges 2017 - 6/50
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Sep 17, 8:13 AM
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    all


    bright start to the day here & hopefully will stay dry
    hope it's a nice one for you all

    sounds an exhausting job you have wingo x
    hope you can find the heating control,

    welcome back cathp
    & lots of good luck with your
    new job & of course the comps

    hope everyone else is keeping well & have a
    lovely lucky day all
    x
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 14th Sep 17, 8:37 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Lovely sunny morning here so have washing hung out already. Hope the showers don't appear like they did yesterday.
    My "yougurt" supposed to be arriving today so hope they have kept it cold enough!

    I would be really angy about the heating control wingo. Are you sure you can't do something at the boiler to switch it on? Glad DD2 enjoying new school and fingers crossed DD1 settles back into college soon.

    cathp

    Have a lucky day everyone.

    sheils x
    Sept Wins : - A "Yougurt" £1 GfK Media x2 £96 Quidco
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Sep 17, 9:57 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    It's a bright and beautiful start to the day here &
    I'm hopeful that it'll stay this way for a while.


    Hi, I am back after about a six month break due to work commitments. I have now changed jobs and should have time once again for my hobbie. Glad to still see familiar names.
    Originally posted by Cathp808

    Hi Cathp - it's lovely to 'see' you again. Sending
    best wishes and good luck your way for your new job and
    comping.



    Glad all was ok with your eyes Alfie It's amazing what technology they have now! I hate the bit where they turn your eye lids over I'm supposed to wear bifocals too but they were so expensive and I only wear glasses in the house. I wear my contacts for work as the kids at work would pull my glasses off! They always pull my work fob and I've lost it somewhere today and thinking one of the kids might go home with it in their wheelchairs!

    I still haven't found the heating control and it won't come on without it! I think DH has hidden it somewhere before the summer as he used to hide it when he had been on nights and in bed. Looks like we're probably gonna have to buy another.
    Originally posted by wingobins

    Must admit wingo - I wasn't so keen on the eyelids being
    turned over! Luckily that part didn't last long.


    Lol at naughty DH hiding the heating control. He
    probably can't remember where he stashed it. Hope you
    find it soon!


    I'm off for a swift cuppa then I must get on ..... got a
    fairly busy day ahead.





    Have a lovely and lucky day all & please take care whatever
    you're up to.


    Alfie xxx
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Sep 17, 2:17 PM
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    2 wins today
    a book from primarytimes 'Finding Gobi' from
    one of laks posts, thanks laks
    & 'A Eukanuba bundle of premium nutrition' from
    one of the daily mags which includes
    Eukanuba NaturePlus+ and Eukanuba healthy Biscuits bundle
    for dogs
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 14th Sep 17, 5:32 PM
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    2 wins today
    a book from primarytimes 'Finding Gobi' from
    one of laks posts, thanks laks
    & 'A Eukanuba bundle of premium nutrition' from
    one of the daily mags which includes
    Eukanuba NaturePlus+ and Eukanuba healthy Biscuits bundle
    for dogs
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Well done on the wins FF.

    My "yougurt" arrived and it is really yummy! (had to taste it to make sure it hadn't gone off on its journey!) It came with large ice-cube things and free voucher for another one.
    Sept Wins : - A "Yougurt" £1 GfK Media x2 £96 Quidco
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Sep 17, 7:09 PM
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    Well done on the wins FF.

    My "yougurt" arrived and it is really yummy! (had to taste it to make sure it hadn't gone off on its journey!) It came with large ice-cube things and free voucher for another one.
    Originally posted by sheils6

    sounds good sheils
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






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