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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
    I'm a Board Guide on the Money Savers Arms, Discussion Time, Wales, Competitions, Marriage Relationships & Families, Health and Pet Care boards. However, please do remember, board guides don't read every post. if you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with reportable posts). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Apr 17, 1:36 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    just had a wem from beautybible


    You are one of the lucky winners of the recent Umberto Giannini prize draw with Beauty Bible and we would be delighted to send over your prize.
    Please do let me know which hair kit you would like to receive.
    .........................

    lol, from one of my postings
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5603452&highlight=umberto+giannin i
    Originally posted by fire**fly

    Yay! Very well done fire**fly - brilliant win!

    I reckon you should opt for ....


    Super Stylers Party Hair Kit

    Supermodel Shape Flawless Styling Spray
    (£7 for 200 ml) – the perfect prep for any party style,
    use on damp hair before styling for heat protection
    and super strong hold that locks in shape.

    Glam Boost Volumising Root Lift
    (£7 for 200 ml) – a genius little jelly that adds body,
    choppy texture and root lift to layers
    (with added heat protection and major shine!)

    Backcomb in a Bottle
    (£7 for 200 ml) – for instant volume,
    texture and root lift to take you from slept-in
    tousled to big backcomb bombshell
    .

    Glam Whip Lift & Thicken Massive Mousse
    (£7 for 200 ml) – the creamiest whipped mousse
    with incredibly luscious lift and party-all-night hold.




    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 19th Apr 17, 1:41 PM
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    fire**fly
    lol, reckon I should Alfie
    '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






    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 19th Apr 17, 3:16 PM
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    Well done ff fab win. Which one are you going for?
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 19th Apr 17, 3:27 PM
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    fire**fly
    Well done ff fab win. Which one are you going for?
    Originally posted by rosemac

    thanks rose, am actually going for this one,
    Salon Smooth Blow Dry Kit
    '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






    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 19th Apr 17, 4:01 PM
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    AlfieBlue, thank you for the lovely compliment about the Amazon pans review. I used to think Amazon must have liked my style too, or they wouldn't have asked me to review for them, but tbh, none of us in the review group really know why we were picked.

    I think the secret to a 'good' review is pretty straightforward. You ask yourself what it is you would want to know before buying it. If there are any shortcomings you point them out, likewise anything outstandingly good. How does it compare with similar products, if they are available?

    Reviews can be highly subjective of course. Sometimes I read one which makes me annoyed, though, not all reviewers work to a high standard (hence the comment about not knowing why we were picked!).
    I have a lovely Kipling Beonica fabric handbag I was sent to review a few years ago.
    A fellow reviewer criticised the handbag and gave it three stars for not being leather, despite the description clearly stating it was fabric... Now that's a bad review, in my book...
    Sigh.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 19th Apr 17, 4:44 PM
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    Well done Firefly on win. Think you are majking a good choice. Had a smile about Alfie's suggestion ok if you are raving it up.

    Great you have won one of your own postings. Thanks for all your sharing.


    Hearing about that review of fabric bag McCulloch I'd feel the same.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 19-04-2017 at 4:51 PM.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 19th Apr 17, 9:44 PM
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    fire**fly
    thanks leanfun, lol, had to smile at Alfie's suggestion
    as well thinking my days of raving it up & partying
    all night are very few & far between now
    '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






    • lomaxsylvia
    • By lomaxsylvia 19th Apr 17, 10:15 PM
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    lomaxsylvia



    Good evening all, hope you have all had a good day.

    Well done on your wins fiefely.

    Glad you managed to get your bat box put up while your family were with you Alfie.

    Give our regards to Becks when you see her on your travel Sheils and enjoy your time away.

    Congratuation to you and all your family on the new baby Rose.

    Hi to everyone else.
    BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO POST THE COMPETITIONS
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 20th Apr 17, 6:54 AM
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    rosemac
    Morning everyone. Quite mild here, a few clouds overhead but no rain. Got a day of cooking ahead as DS wants some lasagne, soup and cottage pie for his freezer so that when kids come in from school and DIL is working her mum and SIL can get something quick for them. When they come to me I just cook lol. Although my freezer is going down a bit so may do some for myself. Hope everyone is well. Be lucky.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th Apr 17, 7:56 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning everyone

    Hope you're all ok on this glorious Thursday.

    I was expecting a cloudy start to the day here (according
    to the weather forecast) but once again it's a most
    beautiful morning and the sun is shining away at the mo.


    Love your gorgeous squirrel pic sylv.

    Actually managed to squeeze in the ironing too yesterday
    only cos puddy cat thought it seemed like a purrfect
    place for her to have a catnap!

    It was soooo boring but at least it's done now and
    put away!

    Have a wonderful trip sheils and pass on my love and best
    wishes to Becks.

    Love your choice of hair products fire**fly.

    I agree with you wholeheartedly re reviews mcculloch29.
    I find some so annoying especially if the 'reviewer' has
    only written: 'it does what it says on the box' or similar
    wording!

    Well must crack on cos got another busy day gardening.



    Have a lovely, lucky and safe day all - take care.

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 20th Apr 17, 8:25 AM
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    leanfun30
    Morning all. It's fine but cold again here this morning.

    Pleased you had a great weekend Alfie and family were able to help you. Well done on catching up with ironing. For a change we have lots of ironing waiting to be done.

    Well I managed a straight run of about five hours sleep last night. So things are looking up.

    Rose you are great doing all the cooking, made me feel hungry thinking about your dishes. Here it's going to be down to DHs cooking for a while still.

    Sheils hope weather holds for you have a safe journey and enjoy meeting up with Becks.

    Hope everyone passing through has a great and lucky day.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 20th Apr 17, 8:46 AM
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    fire**fly



    good morning all
    cloudy morning & feeling quite cool out here today,
    sounds like you're going to be busy today rose
    you are very good to them all x
    have a lovely day in the garden Alfie
    well done getting the 'orrible ironing out the way

    have a great time sheils x

    glad you managed to get some good sleep leanfun x

    loving the pics all specially the squirrel sylv

    have a great day all & hopefully a lucky one
    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 20th Apr 17, 8:52 AM
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    sheils6
    Good Morning,

    Just popped into to say we are off soon. Thanks for good wishes.
    You must all get fed up of all my trips away but that is our main hobby. Comps are just my second
    Heading for Trentham Gardens today if the motorway isn't too bad!
    Wishing everyone lots of luck.

    sheils x
    July wins :- Marstens T-shirt £100 Ticketmaster £1 x2 GfK £29.50 Quidco
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 20th Apr 17, 9:40 AM
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    rosemac
    Have a safe trip shiels.
    • wingobins
    • By wingobins 20th Apr 17, 11:27 AM
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    wingobins
    Morning everyone Glad the hairstyle turned out ok fire**fly


    Well done on the beautyBible win I loved Alfie's suggestion!

    Alfie, great idea with the bat house They are amazing creatures and lovely to watch flying around at night.

    Congrats on your niece new baby Rose Enjyou your cooking

    Hope you're feeling much better now Leanfun xx

    Sheils, have a great time and say hi to Becks and partner They look so lovely together. Enjoy your meal.

    The cloth bag sounds lovely McCulloch. It's a shame we live in a world now where most people are obsessed with leather and other expensive stuff without giving a thought to where it comes from in the first place! I can imagine that womans other reviews!

    Indie, hope the weather stays dry for you to wash car My sis put hers through an expensive car wash the other day when I was with her and she no sooner came out of it when it rained heavy!

    I've done nothing since getting up this morning....well nothing but sneeze anyway! Must get my backside into gear!
    I had DD2's friend till late yesterday. We took them out for the day and DD is staying over hers at weekend. We were meant to be taking DS and his friend to water park tomorrow but he fell on his side playing football yesterday and he can barely move and in pain. He's laid on sofa now asleep which isn't like him as he's never poorly! I think I might need to go get him checked out if he's no better.

    Well must go do some washing from my magic washing basket that magically fills as soon as I empty it! Have a good day everyone
    Big thanks to all who contribute to the forums. Be lucky everyone!
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 20th Apr 17, 3:20 PM
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    mcculloch29
    Lovely choice of products for your win, congrats Firefly, and good ones too.
    Thanks to reviews I do get to try some nice things that I couldn't otherwise afford.

    When I was doing proof of purchase slogan competitions my children always used to joke that they knew what competition I was entering when a different item to the norm appeared for breakfast, lunch or tea.
    Usually this went down quite well. I really had to go out of the way sometimes to get entry forms and proofs of purchase.
    I have memories of trailing round Sainsbury's in a town 15 miles away, looking for the Ariel.
    It was worth it, it got me a top-end washing machine when the one I'd had for some eight years was on its last legs.
    Having said that, the said machine cost me a small fortune in repairs for the next eight years or so.
    Then I asked the repair guy what was the most reliable machine on the market.
    Servis. My bargain basement buy lasted me 12 years without a single repair. Now I have a Bosch, not a top - end Bosch, but a Bosch. Touch wood, no problems so far.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th Apr 17, 4:25 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Hi all

    Just in from gardening for a bite to eat - now just enjoying a
    cuppa and having a quick catch up!

    Morning everyone Glad the hairstyle turned out ok fire**fly


    Well done on the beautyBible win I loved Alfie's suggestion!
    Originally posted by wingobins


    ^^^ Love the pic wingo!

    Sorry to hear that your DS is poorly at the mo - hope he
    feels better soon.

    I've always loved bats - such cuddly and adorable little
    creatures!

    The bats here are tiny and there are loads of them - much
    to puddy cats delight! Her favourite pastime during the wee
    small hours is watching them flying about (from one of the
    upstairs windows!).



    ^^^ Aww - weeny bat next to a £1 coin - look
    how small it is!

    I use an excellent UK bat site - http://www.bats.org.uk/

    It's well worth a look.

    Pleased to hear that you managed quite a decent sleep last
    night leanfun. I hope you're feeling much better now after
    your nasty accident. When you posted about it I can
    recall shuddering!

    This was posted on the Gransnet fb page today ....

    'Ne'er cast a clout, till May be out'

    .... with this advert below


    Vintage string vest knitting pattern 1950s



    My lovely dad always wore string vests but don't think they
    were hand knitted!

    Oh, it was just the same for me and mine mcculloch29 when I
    was really into the comping mode! My children were the
    same with different items appearing for their meals etc.

    I've also got a (basic) Bosch washing machine - getting on in
    years now and apart from the odd leak ... it's doing ok'ish!
    Can't complain really because it's served me well.

    I can recall my dear mum using something similar to this back
    in the day:



    I can't remember the make of the model but can recall
    the rubber pipe attached to the kitchen sink tap for filling
    the machine. Then later on when the wash was completed the
    used water was drained into the sink via another tube.

    Mum also had a couple of washboards (I still have them) and
    a block of green Fairy soap for removing stubborn stains before
    the items were put into the washing machine!



    Monday was always wash day for Mum whatever the weather.
    Happy days!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 20th Apr 17, 7:23 PM
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    fire**fly
    lol wingo love the hairdo pic
    hope DS is ok & feeling better now x

    think it's great people like you do reviews mcculloch
    as I often buy stuff online & always read reviews
    before purchasing keep up the great work x

    thanks for linky re bats site Alfie
    brilliant to read
    love the pics/refs to the string vests & washing aids
    '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






    • wingobins
    • By wingobins 20th Apr 17, 10:25 PM
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    Thanks for the bat website Alfie interesting reading I was watching something on tv the other day where a girl went into a bat cave to give them fruit. They normally like banana but they were trying them with strawberries and figs instead. They were sure they wouldn't like the strawberries but it was their favourite! It was lovely to watch them biting on the strawbs

    I'm like you fire**fly and prefer to read reviews first. Having said that, I read reviews on the steam straightening hair brush and they were rubbish but I still wanted one and got one for Xmas! They really are rubbish!

    Your pics remind me of when I was a kid Alfie, the mangle in the back yard, getting washed in a twin tub after mam had washed clothes because the big tin bath took too long to fill! We used to sit on the pull down oven door too for a warm! I think we lived dangerously then! Mam used to buy us wrights soap too (I think she liked the name! ) Then we went onto Lux soap!

    Lovely pic Sheils of you and Becks on fb Glad you had a great evening

    Has anyone watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix? I watched it with my DD1 and it was really good.
    DS feeling a lot better but just stiff and aching.
    Big thanks to all who contribute to the forums. Be lucky everyone!
    • indie
    • By indie 21st Apr 17, 8:03 AM
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    Morning, well done on the win ff. We have a dull start to the day here but they have said it will warm up later.I have a few days off now and the house to myself.Son and girlfriend have gone to plymouth till sunday.
    I held a day old chick yesterday at work. Where i am working at the moment they have 3 floors. Residential,dementia and nursing and they have a great team doing activities. They brought a hatchery (don't know if thats the right word..lol) in and had 10 eggs in. 8 have hatched and the residents can sit and watch them, then later hold them. It's amazing how gentle they are with them Anyway must get moving as car is in for a MOT at 9. Hope you all have a lucky day.
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