New Thrifty Gifty - Organised for Christmas and all ocassions 2010- Santas Challenges

edited 17 September 2010 at 9:42PM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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  • toochooseytoochoosey Forumite
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    I went to my local tesco extra today and they didn't have bargains like that cillin_nutta....well done to you!!!!
  • elysia2003elysia2003 Forumite
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    Brown_suga wrote: »
    A little off topic but I just have to share.

    I asked my daughter at lunch if she would like some elderflower juice (the one from the M&S £10.00 deal) she looked confused and asked what an elderflower was and whether it was just an old flower :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Ahh bless... How old is she?

    I think I MUST start the diet tomorrow (I've been trying since the 1st but we still have goodies in the house and they are too tempting) - Anyway my 6 year old told me she loves me because I have a 3-D tummy!!! I'd like to think of it as cuddly!:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:LOL
    I :heartpuls M.S.E.
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  • edited 3 January 2010 at 6:40PM
    polkadotpolkadot Forumite
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    edited 3 January 2010 at 6:40PM
    Hello everyone

    Hope everyone had a good new year. Sorry I've not been about-hit six weeks today but the morning sickness hit me NYE :(

    Ive been doing baileys truffles for ages-they really are yum, and Rach, they aren't a fluke at all. I dabble in cake decorating and use the truffles in "chocolate boxes" -have a look on my blog can I offer another cheat recipe-its popular with weight watchers but so yummy:
    Cheats Ferrero roche's
    FERRERO ROCHER
    YOU WILL NEED
    6 ORIGINAL RYVTAS 0,5 EACH
    1 TBS NUTTELLA-0.5 POINTS TEASPOON
    15 PETITS FOURS CASES
    Instructions
    PUT SIX RYVITAS IN A FREZER BAG TIE BAG AND CRUSH, PUT IN A BOWL AND HEAT A TABLESPOON IN HOT WATER BEFORE PUTTING IN TO NUTTELLA JAR THIS WILL HELP IT TI SLIDE OF WHEN PUTTING NUTTELLA IN THE BOWL. MIX AND STIR, THEN PUT 1 TBS HOT WATER IN BOWL STIR. DIVIDE IN TO 15 CASES LEAVE IN FRIDGE FOR 2 HOURS TAKE OUT AND ENJOY.

    They do nicely in the cakes too.
    Mumtoonethank you for adding me to the pg list :TMakes me feel special:D
    and you did make me laugh. My favorite is "if you're so disabled how do you have a child" (I have cerebral palsy)-cant wait to argue over the bump. The first time I used my freedom pass I had to get a police officer to get on the bus to get my pass back from the driver-he'd asked to see it when I got on and when I gave it to him, he claimed it must have been forged and that I could colect it from the bus garage with a police officer. Thankfully there was one nearby and he verified with the council that it was genuine.

    I went to Morrisons the other day and bought a Pooh bear mug-when I got home I noticed it was 1 for £2 or 2 for £3. So I went back today and got 2 with Eeyore on it. Ive decided Im going to do Eeyore hampers for my SIL and DS' godmum for christmas as they both love eeyore.

    My biggest thing at the moment is valentines day-we dont normally indulge, but I'd like to do something special for DH because valentines day is the last day of my first trimester-and since I miscarried last year at 7 weeks on mothering sunday, getting to 12 weeks will be a big deal. Any ideas?

    ETA: Oops sorry-my font went all funny.



  • racheletrachelet Forumite
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    Thanks PolkaDot. I am definitely going to make more of these. I think all my friends would appreciate them for their birthdays.

    Also I am definitely going to try the Cheat Ferrero Rocher as I love them, but they are so expensive to buy!! I will have to add that recipe to my growing collection of adapted recipes.

    I am also pregnant with my 4th child which is due beg of May. I have only just stopped getting the morning sickness and I am almost 23 weeks. I am so glad I am feeling better now, but will only be about a month before I start getting really big and absolutely shattered!!
    DD1 born May 2002, DD2 born Dec 2005, DS born Dec 2008. Baby due May 2010! TEAM PINK!!

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  • Winter_JasmineWinter_Jasmine Forumite
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    Chillin nutta - thanks for the link to the boxes, someone mentioned 'hatboxes' on here a couple of days ago but I couldn't find them on the Argos site - got the last set anywhere near me thanks to your link :)
    "Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now"

    MFW: Mortgage Cleared!!! 14 1/2 years early :D
  • polkadotpolkadot Forumite
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    Rach still a month :rotfl:I havent been able to keep my eyes open past 8 pm since 4+ a few :eek:
    and Saffstar , do you mind if I ask you about your user name? You're not a Saffer are you?
  • racheletrachelet Forumite
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    PolkaDot - I know I felt awful for the first three months with morning sickness and tiredness!! Then got over the tiredness, but still felt sick, now have got over the sickness, but know it won't be long before I start having to have an afternoon nap!! And thats with sleeping about 10hours each night as well!! I live in France so it is still dark at 8am in the morning here and I really don;t feel like getting up whilst it is dark, but have to get up to get the kids to school.

    I also envy everyone else shopping in the sales in UK as our sales don;t start until next week here. I have been doing a bit of online shopping though!
    DD1 born May 2002, DD2 born Dec 2005, DS born Dec 2008. Baby due May 2010! TEAM PINK!!

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  • Winter_JasmineWinter_Jasmine Forumite
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    Hi polkadot - what's a Saffer? I don't think I'm one but maybe I just don't realise?!! Saffstar comes from our wonderful family dog, who was called Saffron :)
    "Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now"

    MFW: Mortgage Cleared!!! 14 1/2 years early :D
  • polkadotpolkadot Forumite
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    saffstar wrote: »
    Hi polkadot - what's a Saffer? I don't think I'm one but maybe I just don't realise?!! Saffstar comes from our wonderful family dog, who was called Saffron :)

    AAHH :) Thats lovely. A Saffer is a south african. Its a bit of a "southern african" thing. There's so mant South Africans and Zimbabweans in the uk and the accent is rather similar, so the question to ask is "are you a Saffer or a Zimbo?"-thats where it comes from:)
  • Winter_JasmineWinter_Jasmine Forumite
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    Ah right - I've learnt something today then :) Nope, I'm deffo not a Saffer or a Zimbo - just a plain old English/Welsh cross breed!! :rotfl:
    "Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now"

    MFW: Mortgage Cleared!!! 14 1/2 years early :D
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