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Money Savers Arms CXXVII - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    No, hardly watch live TV either!
    TalkTalk internet problems?



    No problems eith any computer. I was driven mad as the 'adviser' did not understand the concept of catch-up.

    I think they are based in Africa going by the names.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    That's the problem with people in a call centre working to a script. They have no actual knowledge of the problem, just a list of things for you to try off their script.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister. :D
    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    cbrown372 wrote: »
    I just read elsewhere the prices in here had gone up so I'll settle for the hot chocolate :)

    Can I interest you in a loyalty card? It will allow you to get 10% off all non-alcoholic drinks ... on Leap Tuesdays.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister. :D
    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    cbrown372 wrote: »
    I just read elsewhere the prices in here had gone up so I'll settle for the hot chocolate :)

    You haven't tasted the Hot Chocolate yet ;).
    You may wish to reconsider .... :D
  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    There is a thief in our house! I made a small batch of ginger and pistachio nut Florentines and left them to cool. When I came back I found there was one missing.

    I found the culprit by doing a snog test on my cousin, and immediately tasted the ingrediments!

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    Anyway, the joke is on her as I have yet to dip them in white chocolate, so she has missed out on that.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister. :D
    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Fruity, is Rosie on the prowl perchance? :rotfl:
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Fruitcake wrote: »
    There is a thief in our house! I made a small batch of ginger and pistachio nut Florentines and left them to cool. When I came back I found there was one missing.

    I found the culprit by doing a snog test on my cousin, and immediately tasted the ingrediments!

    P1040364.jpg

    Anyway, the joke is on her as I have yet to dip them in white chocolate, so she has missed out on that.



    It was not me, honest! :)

    I do fancy one, though.

    Re my TT web chat, my neighbour has just told me that should have said 'on demand'. Oops!
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  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Fruity, is Rosie on the prowl perchance? :rotfl:

    Does Rosie still be about these parts?
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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    suki1964 wrote: »
    Does Rosie still be about these parts?

    'Rosie' still posts occasionally ... we had a joke going back a long while that she was 'responsible' for the disappearance of some cakes ... I always called her Rosie because Fruity once referred to her as 'Rosie The Riveter' due to her avatar :

    rosie.jpeg?quality=85&strip=all&w=334&h=225&crop=1
  • suki1964suki1964 Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    'Rosie' still posts occasionally ... we had a joke going back a long while that she was 'responsible' for the disappearance of some cakes ... I always called her Rosie because Fruity once referred to her as 'Rosie The Riveter' due to her avatar :

    rosie.jpeg?quality=85&strip=all&w=334&h=225&crop=1

    Yes I remember the cakes

    still rather she eat them then you :p
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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