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    • Glad
    • By Glad 10th Feb 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Compers Inn (part 47)
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    • 10th Feb 17, 8:29 PM
    The Compers Inn (part 47) 10th Feb 17 at 8:29 PM
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 30th Nov 17, 11:27 PM
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    Hi Sylvia sorry to hear you had the cold and have passed it on. Hope it goes soon and you are warm. Wow well done on the coat win what a brilliant prize and you were able to have the colour you wanted. Brilliant.

    Firefly snow only lasted for a very fleeting time here. Lucky as today we picked Gs up from school. Do take care tomorrow in case its icy.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 1st Dec 17, 7:27 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Wishing you all a very happy December and many Advent
    wins!


    No snow here but still brrrrr! It's dark at the mo so I can't
    see if Jack Frost has paid me a visit.


    Please be careful when venturing out today fire**fly to build
    Mr Snowman! Remember to wrap up warmly!





    Hi sylv - so sorry to hear that you've had the dreaded
    cold but pleased you're feeling a bit better now. Many congrats
    on your brilliant win - the coat sounds absolutely gorgeous!


    Have a lovely day all and please take care whatever you have
    planned.






    Alfie xxx
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    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 1st Dec 17, 7:38 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Not had a good start with advents - most of the ones I wanted to enter and book marked haven't opened yet or aren't working properly! I woke early and thought I would get up and make a start, usually just lie still when it is cold. Will have a look at main board now.

    Well done on the coat win Sylvia and hope DH and you are better soon.

    Thanks Alfie and good luck to you too.

    Hope the snow isn't too bad FF and glad yours vanished leanfun. I'm not a fan although I love seeing it on the hills when we travel about. I could see some yesterday far in the distant hills (close enough)

    Off to see what is open.

    sheils x
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 1st Dec 17, 9:23 AM
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    good morning all
    hope everyone's well & keeping warm x
    freezing out here this morning & quite a bit of snow still laying
    on the grass but not as much as yesterday,

    glad your snow has gone for now leanfun x

    lol, love the snowman/lady pic Alfie

    & loving your fairy pic sheils

    doesn't sound a very good start to the advents sheils if half of
    them aren't working properly

    still haven't decided here which ones i'm going for!
    have a lovely day all & keep warm,
    lots of good luck for December 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








    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 1st Dec 17, 9:29 AM
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    Thanks for the pics this morning. Made me smile.

    Sheils snap with you. I had a look at the main board then had very little luck finding the comps I wanted on Advents just decided to go back to main board.

    Cold here but no snow.

    Good luck with what we do manage to do of the advents.

    Take care and keep warm.
    • lomaxsylvia
    • By lomaxsylvia 1st Dec 17, 3:44 PM
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    Brrrr! Its so cold here today, DH fell taking the dog out, it must have been black ice. He's OK though just landed on his bottom so plenty of padding LOL..

    No snow here yet but Sister has it in Hartlepool I think and DD in Durham.

    Take care when feeding the birds firefly and watch you don't slip.

    Just off to look at the Advents.

    Good luck everyone.
    BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO POST THE COMPETITIONS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 2nd Dec 17, 8:42 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all ok. Sorry to hear about your DH taking a
    fall while walking out with the doggie sylv. Black ice is
    always lethal - brilliant to hear that it was his well padded
    bottom that worked as a shock absorber.


    We had a pretty good weather day yesterday in the end and
    sun was shining away for a good part of it.


    I managed to get out and potter around my garden for a
    couple of hours in the morning and got a few jobs sorted
    before winter really sets in.





    Many thanks for posting the lucky Buddha fire**fly - I've
    given him a rub for good health and good luck.


    I've sort of been dipping in and out of the Advents - not
    doing many this year - just the odd one now and again that
    takes my fancy.


    Have a lovely and lucky Saturday all and please take care
    whatever you have planned. Stay warm.


    Alfie xxx
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 2nd Dec 17, 9:09 AM
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    good morning all
    hope everyone's well & ((hugs)) for anyone needing one x
    snows all gone here now though it still looks a bit slippy out
    sorry to hear DH had a fall sylv & bet he's feeling
    it this morning ((hugs)) for him x
    I dug out the grippers the other day & put them
    on just in case & still leaving them on even for
    just in the garden!

    anyone had their 1st Christmas card yet ? lol,
    had our 1st one yesterday

    well, after yesterdays manic day with comps board
    am hoping it's a bit slower today lol though
    somehow don't think it will be
    doing the same as you Alfie & just dipping in some
    of the advents too much too many


    have a great day all & keep safe
    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 2nd Dec 17, 9:26 AM
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    Weather been quite nice here I must admit, been getting walks and even getting the washing dry. Forecast says the sun won't be out until about 11am today though.
    Enjoyed the Advents yesterday - once they all opened and were working ok! Off to look again today. Expect the novelty will wear off soon though.

    Glad you got into your garden yesterday Alfie. After all our clear up DH is creating obstructions in our garden with the prickliest branches incase burglers want to go round our back again. Just when it was looking tidy! We are off on the 10th for a few days so probably good idea though.

    Hope Fred is ok today Sylvia.

    No cards yet FF. Must get ours written this weekend and post the ones to down south next week as they always seem to get held up.
    Hope everyone has a lovely weekend - good luck.

    sheils x
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    • indie
    • By indie 2nd Dec 17, 9:41 AM
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    Morning everyone,so many advents so little time..lol. Like you sheils and ff I thought i would do a few before i went to work yesterday but they were not open. I did do some last night but was so tired gave up in the end. I have today off so can do a few more.
    Hope you are all lucky with them.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Dec 17, 8:35 AM
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    Good morning & happy Advent Sunday to all!


    I hope you're all well on this glorious day and not getting
    frazzled with the 'Advents'!


    Must admit I ended up exhausted yesterday trawling through
    them all just looking for my usual comps to enter.


    Think it's a brilliant idea that your DH has come up with sheils re
    using the prickliest of branches to deter burglars from going
    round the back again. Don't worry what it looks like -
    just so long as it keeps your place safe is the most important
    thing.


    You beat me fire**fly on receiving the first Xmas card ... I got
    my first one yesterday - from the same relative - regular as
    clockwork every year!




    It's 'Tree Dressing Day' today - very interesting link here:

    https://www.commonground.org.uk/tree-dressing-day/

    Tree dressing, in the first week of December, is based on many old
    customs from all over the world and at different times of the year.

    Tree Dressing Day falls on the first weekend of December. It was
    initiated by Common Ground in 1990 and has grown to become
    much more than an expression of a love for trees. It is a chance
    for the whole community to gather and celebrate the leafy friends
    we all have in common. Itís also a chance for communities to
    reflect on the social and cultural history of their local area, and the
    role trees have played in shaping this story.


    Well .... must be time for another cuppa me thinks.

    Have a wonderful Sunday all whatever your plans - please take
    care.





    Alfie xxx
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 3rd Dec 17, 9:46 AM
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    good morning all
    nice morning here with that winter nip in the air,

    think that's a great idea of DH's sheils &
    hopefully will keep them away x

    love the 'tree dressing' link & info Alfie thanks
    sounds a wonderful idea

    lol, not getting 'frazzled' with advents yet just plodding on
    with a few

    hope DH is ok sylv xx

    hope everyone else is keeping well & you all have a lovely day CYL 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 3rd Dec 17, 10:14 AM
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    Just lost post try again....

    Scrolling through this page pics really cheery thanks all.

    Firefly started really dark and dull here very wintery.

    Alfie thanks for the links. at home we we only had Christmas decorations and tree for 12 days of Christmas. we did the same with our children only put them up when school broke up.

    Sheils hope detergent works if any one does come along. Don't worry what it looks like.

    Indie hope you had a restful day off. expect its hectic at work.

    We have GS here overnight. He only woke up after 8. Has had his morning drink and now DH is on breakfast duty.

    Well first two days of advents over I have dipped in and out.

    I had a win on TW of some push chair lights. I thought Id won a pushchair at first and thought I have to be more careful what I go in for. These will be useful for DD1 as GD still comes home in pushchair. I also had some perfume samples for Fantasy I think. Don't recall going in for them os nice surprise.

    DS has had problems with the bus not stopping in the village in the dark he bought a reflector jacket. The pushchair lights are a great idea as cars would be able to see it

    Managed to use new iron yesterday and caught up with the ironing in between.

    Good luck to everyone with advents.
    • BenhamsLC
    • By BenhamsLC 3rd Dec 17, 10:38 AM
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    Who is missing the Haggis Hunt, don't know how we used to fit it in with all the advent competitions but miss the scenery and people watching. Good Luck everyone
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    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 3rd Dec 17, 3:35 PM
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    Been another beautiful day here - can't believe it is December (apart from the Xmas decorations everywhere and the Advents)
    Have got our bedding out and it is drying away in the sunshine. Should be away somewhere!

    Had to laugh at you winning pushchair lights leanfun - well done.

    DH is outside moving more branches about. He can't take full credit for the idea as we had someone round from the police after our burglary and he made suggestions of having "natural obstructions" as we didn't want to put a fence up in middle of lawn.
    Hope everyone is getting on well with all the comps and advents. Think I have mainly sorted out the ones I want to enter now although will keep checking the over £100 thread.

    sheils x
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 3rd Dec 17, 6:36 PM
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    well done on win leanfun
    & freebies received
    think pushchair lights are a great idea

    been a nice afternoon here as well sheils
    once the sun decided to show
    great you've sorted advents you want lol
    i'm still bitting & bobbing about with them

    lol, can remember the haggis hunt well BenhamsLC
    don't miss it now though was fun to do at the time
    '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








    • lomaxsylvia
    • By lomaxsylvia 3rd Dec 17, 10:55 PM
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    Good evening everyone, been busy today as Had family for late lunch and then went out for coffee with them. DH seems uch better today so thats good.

    No Christmas cards here yet!

    Well done on the win leanfun, I am sure they will be useful.

    Like most of you I am just dipping my toes into the Advents. Good luck everyone.
    BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO POST THE COMPETITIONS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Dec 17, 7:33 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all well on the start of a new week and, dare I
    say it, another step closer to Christmas!


    I had a win on TW of some push chair lights. I thought Id won a pushchair at first and thought I have to be more careful what I go in for. These will be useful for DD1 as GD still comes home in pushchair. I also had some perfume samples for Fantasy I think. Don't recall going in for them os nice surprise.

    DS has had problems with the bus not stopping in the village in the dark he bought a reflector jacket. The pushchair lights are a great idea as cars would be able to see it

    Managed to use new iron yesterday and caught up with the ironing in between.
    Originally posted by leanfun30
    Big congrats on winning pushchair lights leanfun - didn't
    even realize they existed but what a brilliant idea! Hats off to
    whoever first thought about them. Lovely receiving
    surprise perfume samples too.

    You've just reminded me - I have an ever growing pile
    of ironing to do here so I'd best get on with it at some point.
    As usual - the ironing is always one of the last chores on my
    to do list.




    I'm still dipping in and out of the Advents. Lol - I can also
    remember the Haggis Hunt BenhamsLC - I used to love
    the 'scenery/people watching' too though doubt I would have
    the time to do it now!





    Well I'd best get on - got loads to do today including comp
    catch up!


    Have a lovely and lucky day all - take care.


    Alfie xxx
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 4th Dec 17, 9:14 AM
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    Thanks for pics Alfie. Yes I dipped in and out of comping.

    Sheila we laughed too about pushchair lights. They apparently go on each wheel.

    Doesn't seem so cold here today. Need to crack on with housework.

    Take care and good luck everyone.
    • indie
    • By indie 4th Dec 17, 9:25 AM
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    Good Morning.
    Lovely moon overnight,it was a super moon and was nearer to the earth than usual.I was watching it early this morning and sure i saw the man on the moon..lol. I have 2 days off now and hopefully catch up with the advents. I have done a few but not really been through them yet.
    I hope you all have a lucky week.
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