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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:32 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    • 16th Jun 16, 8:32 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 16th Jun 16 at 8:32 PM

    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!

    All the relevant information can be found in post number 2.


    Last edited by redfox; 30-05-2017 at 11:02 PM.
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    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 15th Sep 17, 3:46 PM
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    I did wonder if the insurance is absolutely necessary but it is better to be safe, I think the thing that gets me is you can't shop around for the policy at the last hurdle only yesterday were they aware of it. It sort of smacks a bit, is that the right saying?, of PPI. You are not told what it is exactly for and who is getting any commission from it etc.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Many moons ago I was around when PPI came in to the frame as a wonderful cover policy....I too now wonder if in 20 years time it will be the indemnity mis selling that is going to be something people will be able to make a claim against....
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 3:52 PM
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    Why is the aussies purchased in batches of 7s if on three 4 two?? Surely its better to get in 3s or am i missing something?? Tia
    Originally posted by mrs lds
    I'm confused as well.
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    I think he got confused as been doing 3's and had 7 on his brain for the sweets that didnt work
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
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    Oh eeek got 2 sisters and my DS work in london . DS just message me he is walking towards kings x station (goes to Cambridge at times).

    Morning all
    Originally posted by gocat
    Glad they were safe x
    I just had it flash up as breaking news on my phone thats why i posted , i was at work
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Def B and i change my customers too B as well as it drives me potty like A
    Frustratingly we are waiting for just one form now in order to complete our property purchase for my oldies to finally get a roof over their heads...
    Exchange and completion will now hopefully be on the same day at some point next week.....

    its been a long journey since the conception of this purchase back in Feb...and of course the change of property mid way though but it finally looks like its all going to come together next week sometime....more finger crossing needed please!


    Snap...its an A for me....
    Originally posted by LEJC
    Fingers crossed for next week x
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 3:58 PM
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    Eldest child and her OH safe, both working in London today - her OH was at Grenfeld towers yesterday sorting out ongoing problems there ....
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Glad they are safe x
    Good morning everyone.

    Cardigan wrong one when I got there but managed to find an alternative so all good

    Definitely "B" for me.
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    Glad you got you cardi in the end
    tell hubby the proper way is
    an empty roll on the holder, with a full one stood upright on the old cardboard awaiting changing
    it somehow gets onto the holder all by itself, as if by magic
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Typical man or like my customers chuck em on the floor, really irks me 8 rolls chucked on the floor Monday and not one square of loo roll between 3 toilets
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
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    Yay exchange has happened.

    Hopefully completing next friday she said, they were told at least 5 working days between exchange and completion.

    Funny that Mr TS has a week off the end of September, I wonder what he will be doing now?

    At least they can keep the rented flat for a few weeks while they get this one sorted a bit, it's too late for them to give notice to leave any sooner than the landlord is expecting now. New flat does need a new bathroom and possibly kitchen but at least any painting in the lounge diner and bedrooms can be done before any furniture is moved in.

    That's one thing ticked off my worry list at the moment. I have been worried sick they were going to end up homeless in all of this...
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 4:01 PM
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    I expect bubbs has already mentioned it but just making sure we all know about these...

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/pizzaexpress-pizzas-reduced-to-50p-at-iceland-2789679?page=2#thread-comments

    For anyone local to me still some of the meatball ones left at the store on the heath.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    I did yesterday
    Fingers crossed for you LEJC x

    Needing the same finger crossing, DD1 and BF are hoping to exchange today, phone call from solicitor to ask for their permission to go ahead. They put the offer in nearly 6 months ago, hoping to complete before mortgage offer expires.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Fingers crossed for your dd and bf too xx
    Hoping no big online glitches for a while Mr TS's CC been hacked , apparently they had 2 takeaways on us before trying to spend about £150 on shoes, thankfully that was blocked.

    Although you wouldn't think an automated message coming through is the ideal way to inform you. Conflicting advice about the telephone number the call was from when I googled, some people saying was spam, so he phoned the number on the back of the card.

    I'm bit confused how the takeaway orders went through a well known site, surely the delivery dress should match the card details... Hopefully will be refunded ok, as how do we prove it wasn't Mr TS. They did ask if it was ok for police to be involved if they thought it was appropriate which of course he said yes.

    I mean £150 on shoes the cheek of it. Obviously the bank knew from previous spending the most would be a fiver.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Glad it has been blocked x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 4:06 PM
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    Yay exchange has happened.

    Hopefully completing next friday she said, they were told at least 5 working days between exchange and completion.

    Funny that Mr TS has a week off the end of September, I wonder what he will be doing now?

    At least they can keep the rented flat for a few weeks while they get this one sorted a bit, it's too late for them to give notice to leave any sooner than the landlord is expecting now. New flat does need a new bathroom and possibly kitchen but at least any painting in the lounge diner and bedrooms can be done before any furniture is moved in.

    That's one thing ticked off my worry list at the moment. I have been worried sick they were going to end up homeless in all of this...
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    yayyyyy good luck to them in there new home x
    My sister was a cash buyer and had too prove where her funds came from
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    [B] -3 st 8 lb week 25/B]
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 15th Sep 17, 4:07 PM
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    Afternoon all
    All caught up first time this week
    But now im going to get tea ready as tummies are rumbling
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:09 PM
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    I did yesterday

    Fingers crossed for your dd and bf too xx


    Glad it has been blocked x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I thought you might have mentioned it. Shame I didn't go yesterday there might have been some of the veggie ones left don't think they were spicy.

    Thanks extra pair of crossed fingers has worked.

    It's the waiting now bubbs for the new card to be sent through.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
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    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 15th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    Yay exchange has happened.

    Hopefully completing next friday she said, they were told at least 5 working days between exchange and completion.

    Funny that Mr TS has a week off the end of September, I wonder what he will be doing now?

    At least they can keep the rented flat for a few weeks while they get this one sorted a bit, it's too late for them to give notice to leave any sooner than the landlord is expecting now. New flat does need a new bathroom and possibly kitchen but at least any painting in the lounge diner and bedrooms can be done before any furniture is moved in.

    That's one thing ticked off my worry list at the moment. I have been worried sick they were going to end up homeless in all of this...
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    You'll be surprised that once you all get in there...give it a good clean and freshen up with a bit of paint and put their own things in there just how easy it will be to live with the kitchen and bathroom for a while....

    I remember when we bought our first home it was one of the first things that we said needed doing....as it turned out the bathroom lived another year and the kitchen....umm 10 years later we got round to it after saving for the dream extension to house it.
    Mind you renovations are a bit of a sore subject with me....anything in the rentals that needs doing and it's done in a flash...stuff at home tends to drift....our current longest outstanding project is the loft conversion which was started 01/01/2000.....its almost done but we just havn't quite finished it off and it became almost just as easy to shut the door on it a few years back....

    maybe now I've finished on buying rentals I should revisit the loft.
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    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 131 out 101 in ...£14.92 spend
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 15th Sep 17, 4:15 PM
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    Yay exchange has happened.

    Hopefully completing next friday she said, they were told at least 5 working days between exchange and completion.

    Funny that Mr TS has a week off the end of September, I wonder what he will be doing now?

    At least they can keep the rented flat for a few weeks while they get this one sorted a bit, it's too late for them to give notice to leave any sooner than the landlord is expecting now. New flat does need a new bathroom and possibly kitchen but at least any painting in the lounge diner and bedrooms can be done before any furniture is moved in.

    That's one thing ticked off my worry list at the moment. I have been worried sick they were going to end up homeless in all of this...
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    glad it all went through, 6 months is a long time since the offer went in, what caused the delay on the flat.
    At least they will only have to give a months notice on the flat - is that correct? The annoying thing is that landlords/agents start advertising straight away as soon as you put notice in so you can have randoms in the flat while you are in the midst of trying to pack to move ( I think they have to give sone notice, 24 hours is it?
    And then the first months mortgage will be 5 weeks so slightly bigger but they might possibly have had the deposit back from the flat by then.
    Are they hiring a removale firm or moving themselves?
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:15 PM
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    Looks what postie just brought.




    His and her envelopes from JL.

    On the front it says special rewards just for you.

    Bear with...
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    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 15th Sep 17, 4:15 PM
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    Sarahdol75


    Yay exchange has happened.

    Hopefully completing next friday she said, they were told at least 5 working days between exchange and completion.

    Funny that Mr TS has a week off the end of September, I wonder what he will be doing now?

    At least they can keep the rented flat for a few weeks while they get this one sorted a bit, it's too late for them to give notice to leave any sooner than the landlord is expecting now. New flat does need a new bathroom and possibly kitchen but at least any painting in the lounge diner and bedrooms can be done before any furniture is moved in.

    That's one thing ticked off my worry list at the moment. I have been worried sick they were going to end up homeless in all of this...
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Yay, a new house, are we all invited to the house warming
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    229.37 January
    222.5 February
    218.80 March
    290.10 April
    248.49 May
    130.73 June
    220.51 July
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    Pretty Muddy 16 September, completed
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 15th Sep 17, 4:18 PM
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    Does your DD and BF have contact with their LL Tiny?

    It might be worth them requesting an earlier check out of the property if it suits them better....and afterall no point paying for 2 places unless they have to.

    The LL could be very flexible and welcome them going as it means they can start remarketing etc for new tenants and if a tenant can be found before the natural end of the notice period and moved in then they may be entitled to a rental partial payment back....the LL is not able to rent the property out until the previous tenancy ends and so must give back unused rent if they do find a new set of tenants during an existing tenants notice period.
    Last edited by LEJC; 15-09-2017 at 4:20 PM.
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 131 out 101 in ...£14.92 spend
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 15th Sep 17, 4:19 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C


    Yay exchange has happened.

    Hopefully completing next friday she said, they were told at least 5 working days between exchange and completion.

    Funny that Mr TS has a week off the end of September, I wonder what he will be doing now?

    At least they can keep the rented flat for a few weeks while they get this one sorted a bit, it's too late for them to give notice to leave any sooner than the landlord is expecting now. New flat does need a new bathroom and possibly kitchen but at least any painting in the lounge diner and bedrooms can be done before any furniture is moved in.

    That's one thing ticked off my worry list at the moment. I have been worried sick they were going to end up homeless in all of this...
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Exciting times. I just hope it has a lift, our son and his family live in a block of flats without a lift, not easy to move in
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:20 PM
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    Got all excited there, only one hot drink and cake each valid until 23rd nov.

    Mr TS has a save 20p on Waitrose Duchy organic products, I have been buying some of those products with my waitrose card.

    Very excited when I saw my other voucher £20 John Lewis Gift Voucher until I read the small print. When you sign up for a Partnership card and spend a minimum of £500 by 31/10.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 15th Sep 17, 4:21 PM
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    yayyyyy good luck to them in there new home x
    My sister was a cash buyer and had too prove where her funds came from
    Originally posted by bubbs
    How did she do this, prove where the money came from?
    I suppose in the olden days we had building society cashbooks but now most things are online.

    I know some peope have an inheritance as part of their deposit and
    I suppse thats easy to prove as there will be solicitors documentation

    Also if its the bank of mum and dad and they give a couple deposit money, mum and dad have to prove that its their money from savings and it has to be solicitor witnessed - bank statements in the correct names and initials and passport scans etc

    All to do with the money laundrying laws
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:22 PM
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    Yay, a new house, are we all invited to the house warming
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    I guess if I provide the cheese and wine.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:23 PM
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    How did she do this, prove where the money came from?
    I suppose in the olden days we had building society cashbooks but now most things are online.

    I know some peope have an inheritance as part of their deposit and
    I suppse thats easy to prove as there will be solicitors documentation

    Also if its the bank of mum and dad and they give a couple deposit money, mum and dad have to prove that its their money from savings and it has to be solicitor witnessed - bank statements in the correct names and initials and passport scans etc

    All to do with the money laundrying laws
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Olden days mhoc? That is where some of my savings are.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 15th Sep 17, 4:25 PM
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    Exciting times. I just hope it has a lift, our son and his family live in a block of flats without a lift, not easy to move in
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Thanks E. It is a ground floor flat. But it does have a ramp and steps leading up to the main entrance, trouble is that is a bit of a hike from the nearest parking.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
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