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    • Glad
    • By Glad 10th Feb 17, 7:29 PM
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    Glad
    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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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 28th Nov 17, 6:50 PM
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    Thanks for link Alfie. I didn't know anything about black cake. Looking at site made me feel hungry. Love shortbread.

    We we're delighted neighbour knocked on door this afternoon. We had a great catch up. She's doing ok as it's only four months since her husband died. I usually go over to her so was so pleased she came here.

    Just found a WEM. I've won a Christmas tree and it'll be delivered too! We have an artificial one in loft but had wondered about a fresh one as we always used to have. Wow.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5742351&highlight=christmas+tree
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 28th Nov 17, 8:02 PM
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    wow, lovely win leanfun well done
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    As the old saying goes, dogs/cats are not just for Christmas,
    please take time to understand how much commitment is needed before taking one on or buying/giving one for a christmas present x








    • Tulip
    • By Tulip 28th Nov 17, 9:43 PM
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    Tulip
    Everyone,
    I have been out today to do some shopping and visiting a place where I can do some free courses after xmas then came home and chilled by the tv

    Have a lovely evening!

    love and light,

    Katie xxx
    • The Mad Hatter13
    • By The Mad Hatter13 29th Nov 17, 2:00 AM
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    Hello again
    Good evening (or should that be morning?) all - after a rather long enforced hiatus (ill health) I am now back to comping and enjoying reading this thread as much as I used to . The compassion & caring for others on here always make me feel better! Good luck for the comps and beyond,
    Last edited by The Mad Hatter13; 29-11-2017 at 2:25 AM.
    • indie
    • By indie 29th Nov 17, 7:53 AM
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    Well done on the tree leanfun, great win. Welcome back Mad Hatter, good luck comping. It's dry but cold here today, cars seem to be clear of ice so no scrapping needed today. I am hoping to get living room moved around today ready for putting christmas tree up next week. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 29th Nov 17, 8:23 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Brrrrrr! It's a chilly start to the day here, it's going to be
    sunny but doubt that there will be any warmth - best get
    out for a brisk walk later to warm up the bones a bit!



    Just found a WEM. I've won a Christmas tree and it'll be delivered too! We have an artificial one in loft but had wondered about a fresh one as we always used to have. Wow.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5742351&highlight=christmas+tree
    Originally posted by leanfun30

    Wonderful to hear that your neighbour popped round to see
    you leanfun - she's doing amazingly well.


    You are most welcome re the link - have been making a list -
    some very scrumptious food on the site - love everything with
    a Scottish connection - always reminds me of my mum.


    Very well done on your brilliant win!

    I have a very old artificial tree that I get out every year. It's
    moulting quite badly now and a lot of the 'branches' are starting
    to look bare so it really should be binned. I quite like the
    idea of going back to buying a fresh Christmas tree now.


    i'm tempting towards the Christmas hamper
    https://www.alex-dalgetty.co.uk/product/christmas-hamper/
    as would get all the goodies grandma used to do
    Originally posted by fire**fly

    Love the look of the hamper fire**fly - I'd forgotten all about
    tablet! Can remember Mum making it. Love oatcakes too!


    Welcome back The Mad Hatter13 - lovely to 'see' you
    again. So sorry to hear that you've been unwell of late - hope
    you're feeling a bit better now. Sending lots of good luck
    and best wishes back to you. xxx


    Hi Katie! Sounds as if you had a very busy and productive
    day yesterday. Finding out about free courses (after
    Christmas) is such a brilliant idea. xxx


    Well - time for another cuppa me thinks before my day
    starts.


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


    Alfie xxx
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 29th Nov 17, 8:58 AM
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    good morning all

    very chilly here too Alfie hope it does warm up a
    bit later on & you enjoy your walk x
    lol, love all the stuff on the dalgetty site
    sent linky to big sis as well as she'll be wanting some
    when she sees them big thanks again

    great idea & good luck with the courses
    after Christmas Katie x

    welcome back The Mad Hatter13 & sorry to hear
    you've not been well x
    hope all's better now &
    good luck with comps

    lovely there's no ice scraping for you today indie,

    wishing all a lovely lucky day & good luck for EOM
    X
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    As the old saying goes, dogs/cats are not just for Christmas,
    please take time to understand how much commitment is needed before taking one on or buying/giving one for a christmas present x








    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 29th Nov 17, 9:07 AM
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    Thanks all re tree. I had a lovely reply from Velocity girl it was the first time she had heard of a win from her postings. Alfie we too had some old trees we scrapped when we redecorated lounge. Then one year DD2 and SIL came and bought us new big artificial tree and trimmings but I had thought of real tree this year. DD2 still recalls us going shopping and seeing real six foot trees on a market stall and the two of us carrying it home. we couldn't get on bus with it. DH normally used to go and put tee in car but hadn't that year.

    Indie I was just thinking we aught to change room around as artificial tree was near radiator. pleased you had no ice escaping this morning. Its taking us a few days to get used to the new heating hive but think we have cracked it now.

    Hi Mad Hatter13 sorry to hear you have been ill. Good luck coming.

    Katie sounds as though you have been busy great idea to be organised for after Christmas.

    Forgot to say I had the iron blow out on me on Monday. I was ironing and talking to DS and then a loud bang I put iron down and apart from a black mark near my wrist, which washed off, I was fine. There was quite a big flame like a benson burner flame but when DS turned electricity off thankfully it went out. lo. DH had car back last Friday with everything repaired.

    Well onward and upwards with trying to catch up on the board.

    Good luck everyone.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 29-11-2017 at 9:20 AM.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 29th Nov 17, 2:07 PM
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    Lovely sunny day here so been out for a nice walk.
    There is a fair bit of bad news here at the moment so not feeling very cheerful TBH.
    Hope everyone is well and good luck.

    sheils x
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 29th Nov 17, 2:15 PM
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    Sheils big Hugs. Sorry to hear this. It's freezing cold and dark here it's usually the other way around with the weather. At least you have been able to go for a walk.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 29th Nov 17, 8:34 PM
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    sending ((hugs)) sheils xx
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    As the old saying goes, dogs/cats are not just for Christmas,
    please take time to understand how much commitment is needed before taking one on or buying/giving one for a christmas present x








    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 29th Nov 17, 10:46 PM
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    Thanks leanfun and FF. A couple of things have improved throughout the day and I won a case of beer from the Wychwood instant win too. Beer will go with the 2 tankards I have won.
    Feeling a bit better now. x
    Dec Wins - £1.30 Quidco £5 Cafe Nero£10 Cineworld £50 Argos £5 Amazon
    60p Topcashback
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 29th Nov 17, 10:57 PM
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    fire**fly
    that's great news things have improved & your
    win shiels well done x
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    As the old saying goes, dogs/cats are not just for Christmas,
    please take time to understand how much commitment is needed before taking one on or buying/giving one for a christmas present x








    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 30th Nov 17, 6:59 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning everyone


    Brrrrr! Another very chilly start to the day here, got a feeling
    Jack Frost has been visiting but still dark at the mo so unable
    to tell!


    So sorry to hear your news sheils but pleased your day
    improved and that you managed to get out for a lovely walk -
    sending (((hugs))). Very well done with your beer win. xxx


    I'm still chuckling about your story of the 6' real Christmas
    tree and not being able to fit it on the bus leanfun!


    Pleased you're ok after the iron incident! I had a similar
    thing happen years ago with my iron going out with the
    biggest bang ever - made me jump!


    Must go and warm myself up with another coffee. Have a
    lovely and lucky day all and please take care whatever you're
    up to. Stay warm.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
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    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 30th Nov 17, 7:30 AM
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    fire**fly
    all

    hope everyone's well & keeping warm x
    it's a cold frosty morning here & can see some snow
    on the car roofs

    sorry to read about your iron accident leanfun,
    sounds awful ((hugs)) glad all's fine now x
    lol @ the tree story
    off for a hot coffee & some porridge too Alfie



    to you all & hope it's a lucky day for all x
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    As the old saying goes, dogs/cats are not just for Christmas,
    please take time to understand how much commitment is needed before taking one on or buying/giving one for a christmas present x








    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 30th Nov 17, 8:18 AM
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    sheils6


    Good Morning,

    Thanks Alfie x

    Cold and frosty here and I can see snow on some hills far away.
    See some places have got heavy snow, mainly in the east I think.
    Been worrying this week as DD has been travelling early morning and late at night. First time she has had to defrost car and drive in icy weather. This will be her last day this week and her bf gets back from his course tonight too. He had to borrow a car from the Fire brigade so she could use his.

    Sounds like everyone's iron goes bang when they die. Remember getting a fright too and the trip switch went off .
    Hoping no more bad news today and things continue to get better for our family and friends.

    Good luck for the last day of the month.

    sheils x
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 30th Nov 17, 10:49 AM
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    Morning all. Woke up to sun here but its very cold.

    Sheils great to hear your feeling a bit better. Understand how you feel about DDs journey to work in bad conditions. Congratulations on beer win and yes they go well with your other win.

    Well DH went out and bought a new iron and it stood on ironing board with ironing waiting all day yesterday and is still there. I think I had delayed shock and just couldn't face putting new one on.

    Hope everyone is keeping warm and good luck for end of month.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 30th Nov 17, 11:23 AM
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    Thought I was seeing things. Snowing here now. Only a few Flakes but large ones..

    Forgot to say Happy St Andrews Day everyone.
    • lomaxsylvia
    • By lomaxsylvia 30th Nov 17, 10:02 PM
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    Hi everyone, very cold here now and can't seem to get warm. Have had a terrible cold all week but on the mend now, apart from passing it on to hubby.
    Well done on the wins lately.

    I have won a coat £400 from Grace & Oliver and was able to choose which one I wanted so got a nice navy on. It came today in a big box and in its own coathanger jacket to keep it nice. Very posh, high days and holidays I think. Just going to DM OP.

    Hope you are feeling more chippa Sheils and things are improving your end.

    Hi firefly, Alfie, leanfun, Indie and anyone else I have forgot.

    Good luck with the advents everyone.
    BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO POST THE COMPETITIONS
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 30th Nov 17, 10:18 PM
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    hiya sylv sorry to hear you've had a bad cold &
    glad to hear you're much better now x
    yay, fab win for the coat & big congrats
    sounds lovely
    snowing here again as well leanfun,
    paths in the garden are all covered so hope I can
    get out to see to birds/animals feeders etc
    in the morning
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    As the old saying goes, dogs/cats are not just for Christmas,
    please take time to understand how much commitment is needed before taking one on or buying/giving one for a christmas present x








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