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    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    The Compers Inn (part 48)
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    The Compers Inn (part 48) 1st Jan 18 at 12:59 AM
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    • indie
    • By indie 18th Oct 19, 6:18 AM
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    Morning, Great news about your DD1 leanfun.Yes your right about the hiatus hernia,is usually older people that get it but like many illnesses people seem to be getting younger nowadays.Sounds like you have another buy half term with the GK. I hope the weather changes and you have some dry days so you can get out and about with them.
    Hope you got lots of cuddles with new GS sheils.Our kids have just a week off for half term.
    I have been working the last 2 days,so busy-busy for me. Should have worked just a half day wednesday but they asked me to stay all day so i did. I came home to a nice surprise last night not a win,well could be called one but got just under 600 refund from income tax. Never had a rebate like that before but very welcome before christmas.
    DS has Dr's appointment today,we are hoping his results from the camera will be back.Then i have food shopping to do. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 18th Oct 19, 8:43 AM
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    Morning,

    Hope good news for your son indie. Brilliant news about the tax rebate!

    Glad it was good news for your daughter leanfun.

    Had horrendous rain through the night here. Never seen or heard anything like it. The road in front of house looked like one of those flash flood videos you see. Luckily the road doesn’t lead into a house. Some of our path looked under water for a while, probably lucky we have grass and not concrete or we would be going out into a pond! Showers not going away either according to forecast.
    Last edited by sheils6; 18-10-2019 at 10:28 AM.
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    Best Win of 2019 - Forest Holiday
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 18th Oct 19, 9:20 AM
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    Morning.
    Indie let’s hope for some good news for your DS. Wow to the tax rebate brilliant. What a lovely surprise.

    Sheils that sounds horrendous rain. Pleased it did not affect your house. As you say great you have grass. Let’s hope it eases off soon.

    Just remembered I had a children’s book win yesterday.

    Take care whatever you are doing and be lucky.
    • indie
    • By indie 19th Oct 19, 7:45 AM
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    Well done on the book win leanfun.
    Know what you mean about the rain sheils we had it yesterday and all night.One minute it was just raining then it seemed to come down in torrents.it's times like that i am glad i have grass out front and not concrete as well.
    DS got no help at Dr's as the results are not in yet, she was going to ring them to give them a nudge. So the waiting goes on. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
    Hope you all have a good weekend.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 19th Oct 19, 9:39 AM
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    Wow Indie that is so disappointing and frustrating. Hope he doesn’t have to wait much longer. Everything seems to take far too long.

    We have had rain but not torrential here. Sheils hope you have a good journey tomorrow. Expect you are looking forward to Wednesday. Big congratulations to your daughter..
    Have a good weekend all.
    • indie
    • By indie 21st Oct 19, 9:18 AM
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    Morning, yes it is frustrating for him as you can't move on and plan anything until we have the results.I hope you all had a good weekend. I worked yesterday morning and was on the ground floor,residential. Which is a lot quieter and slower.It made a change.I have applied for a job in the cinema,where my son works,as it's less hours and not heavy work.I don't know if i will get it as most staff are in their 20's-30's but we shall see.
    The sun is out here so i plan to get out in the garden later and do some tidying up. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 21st Oct 19, 12:13 PM
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    Good luck with the job application Indie.

    It’s been raining here this morning which was disappoint as I intended to try to do something today. Not made much progress indoors except washing and ironing is up to date.

    We were lucky with fine weather here at weekend as all GS wanted to do was go to the park and kick a ball. I came home tired out yesterday. DD1 has day off today so no GS today. She’s won a Halloween competition for him tomorrow so if she can’t have half day tomorrow I’lol be taking him.

    Hope everyone has a good week.

    Hope you are have a good journey Sheils. I think you might be escaping heavy rain.

    Thank
    • indie
    • By indie 22nd Oct 19, 7:22 AM
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    I hope your DD1 can get the time off leanfun.
    DS got a call from hospital yesterday the video has gone to consultant and she wants to know if he has passed capsule (you don't always see it) not to his knowledge so she wants an x-ray done.So got to pick up form and go and have one done.I have a Dr's appointment this morning as well for a meds review, so busy morning for me.Better go get ready,hope you all have a lucky day.
    • indie
    • By indie 25th Oct 19, 12:18 PM
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    Good afternoon
    Hope your all ok.We had torrential rain in the night, it was so loud it woke me up. It's eased up now but there are huge puddles in the roads.
    I was going to have nephew today but he's not well so his dad stayed at home with him.Never mind i can catch up with EOM comps.Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 25th Oct 19, 12:20 PM
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    Strange weather this week. Tuesday was so sunny and hot. Yesterday was so dark. Today is brighter but very cold,

    Sheils hope you had a great day on Wednesday. Congratulations to your DD she’s bright and has worked hard.

    DD1 was not able to have time off so I took GS to Halloween afternoon. im sure I was the only adult there under duress. Everyone else elated to be in a premier stadium. GS had a great time.

    On the way back we met DD1 and near Cannon Street station I saw bronze statues in a window. Turned out to be an art exhibition on ground floor and
    Roman ruins in the basement. It was free to go in. GS thought it really cool as he has been learning about the Romans in school.

    https://www.londonmithraeum.com/

    Yesterday I won a children’s book on Twitter. Another one towards Christmas

    Hope everyone has a good weekend.
    • indie
    • By indie 25th Oct 19, 2:01 PM
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    Well done on the book win. I would have gone in the basement as well as love anything roman and find ruins ect fascinating so glad your GS enjoyed it.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 25th Oct 19, 3:30 PM
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    Good Afternoon,


    Seem to have been really busy! Had a lovely 2 nights away at the Metro Centre and then South Shields before coming home to go to DD's Graduation. Everything went well and we had a nice meal out at night after a few glasses of Prosecco in the afternoon!


    Roman Exhibition sounds good leanfun. We do a lot of things like that.
    Well done on another book win.


    Saw warnings about the rain indie. We started off with frost this morning but it has turned to rain although not the heavy kind!
    Will keep fingers crossed for your new job.



    Hoping to have a relaxing weekend although have dog duties on Sunday.
    Nov Wins :- 1 GfK Media



    Best Win of 2019 - Forest Holiday
    • indie
    • By indie 26th Oct 19, 11:29 AM
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    Morning, glad you had a good time away sheils. You must be very proud of your daughter and so you should be.Well done on her graduating.
    We have had heavy rain again overnight,and it's been very windy. Rain has stopped but still have winds.It's not cold out as took DS to work then did a small shop.I have won 10 on TopCashBack with 4 eyeballs.I was saying to DS earlier that wins have been scarce this month and then go and win that.lol.
    Hope you all have a good weekend
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 26th Oct 19, 3:51 PM
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    Wow well done Indie on TopCashBack win. That’s a record. I was pleased when I won 5 last time it was running.

    Same here with rain. It’s been very cold and dark here
    too. DH sneezed and doesn’t feel too good so I’ve been around the coop for a few bits instead of going out in car to shops.

    In the week we managed to defrost Freezer part of fridge freezer and I just saw an email from Delia Smith.co saying time to defrost freezer before C.

    This week we have also booked flights for GKs in Scotland to come for Christmas. Prices were not too bad. At first I felt tired out thinking about C but need to get really organised once we have this next week over with DD2 and GKs visit. DS is home this weekend but he mostly does his own meals as he is vegetarian or he has something with our veg.

    Feel sorry for those with lots of rain. Take care all and zooid luck.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 26th Oct 19, 4:50 PM
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    Well done on 10 win indie - I have won 20p and 10p!


    Been a beautiful sunny day here. Had my BIL (builder) doing some pointing work on the house and got all my towels dry outside so successful day.


    Great you are having your GKs at Xmas leanfun. Xmas is never great for us now with DS1 in Sydney, DS2 and DS3 always cooking for other people in hotels and now DD is a nurse and working from 7.30am - 9.30pm this year!!! Used to be so good with 4 kids.
    Nov Wins :- 1 GfK Media



    Best Win of 2019 - Forest Holiday
    • indie
    • By indie 27th Oct 19, 6:11 PM
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    Evening, hope your DH is feeling better leanfun. DS's GF is just getting over a cold and has given it to me. I am coughing and spluttering but no runny nose yet.(hopefully that has passed me by.)Well done on booking the flights for GK's for xmas, that will be here before we know it. I know what you mean sheils ref no kids at christmas.But you have your first GS to spoil. I always tell people at work, enjoy these times with your kids as time flies and they are grown up before you know it.
    It's been a lovely sunny day here and i managed to get some washing dried outside.Hope you have all had a good day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 27th Oct 19, 10:50 PM
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    Been an odd day here. It was very sunny but a bit chilly. This afternoon I went over to visit neighbour,. It’s over two years since her husband died and she has done so well. She has health problems but her sons who are near enough come every week and the one far away comes every few months. She was a bit upset as last Monday late afternoon she had a fall at the front of her house when she went out to the dustbins. She is on the corner opposite to us a lot of people passed and she called out but it was a long time before a young man came and helped her. She has a very badly bruised ankle but was lucky not to break any thing.

    Feel quite pleased with myself as I’ve managed to post some comps. I am very prone to making mistakes so here’s hoping brain was not too fudduddled and no mistakes. Just need to to enter them now.

    Indie sorry to hear you caught the cold from DS’s girlfriend. Hope it doesn’t get worse. Thanks DH’s so far has come to nothing.

    Sheils even though ours are grown up they still come home as they are lucky and not working like yours. My sister is a nurse and always working too. It must be very strange for you and your DH. Great you had good weather today.

    Even though I say it myself I made a good massive vegetable pasta today. DH and I had some chicken with it and when DS came home from watching football he made something to go with it. I’ve frozen about half of ii. If DD2 comes that’s two meals in freezer. I made a large shepherd’s pie last week.


    Hope everyone has a good week.
    • indie
    • By indie 28th Oct 19, 11:21 AM
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    Morning, I love making enough meals to freeze some but sad to say that don't happen often in my house now as DS and his GF will have seconds if they see any left over.Glad your DH's cold came to nothing leanfun, mine is just gone to my chest so taking lots of medicine to try and clear it.
    It's a cold day here, dry but temps have really dropped and you notice it just going to the car.Must hunt gloves and scarves out as think we will be needing them now.
    Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 29th Oct 19, 7:24 AM
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    Morning. We had a surprise yesterday afternom DD1 sent a message that they were coming last night instead of today. DS was here intending to go back today but decided to go back yesterday. Changing beds it felt like a B&B. Other GS stayed over the weekend. DD1 had a good journey and arrived about nine wth both children asleep in car. They are up now. Hope it doesn’t rain too much and we can take them out.

    Indie sorry to hear your cold has gone on to your chest. Hope medicine helps. I think there’s been a lot of it about. Lo to seconds Indie. When family come fridge is full and soon empties. We should be skinny with the amounts we eat.

    Sheils well done at least you had the 10p and 20p no luck here.

    End of months again this week. Good luck everyone.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 29th Oct 19, 8:33 AM
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    Morning,


    Been having a nice sunny spell of weather here but been getting frost through the night so chilly starts.


    Hope your cold goes soon indie. Got a bit of a cough and sniffle here but nothing much.


    Sounds like you are being kept busy leanfun. We have hired a lodge with a hot tub for next month and family are coming to that so no bedding for me to change! It was a bargain so hopefully ok. Will be really handy for DS3 and his new gf and DS2 and family only an hour or so away. DD will be on holiday (already) so coming up with us I think.



    Off to York for a few nights on Sunday but looks like it will be fairly wet by then which is annoying after all the sunshine. Not been to York for a while as it is so expensive.

    Must get on. Hope everyone has a nice day and good luck. x
    Nov Wins :- 1 GfK Media



    Best Win of 2019 - Forest Holiday
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