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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 2:30 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    • 6th Nov 17, 2:30 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 2:30 PM
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    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 Former MSE Andrea; 19-02-2018 at 10:48 AM.
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    • altojack
    • By altojack 8th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
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    Time to go elevate and/or sleep. Luck of the draw
    There's no place like home

    Clearing Stash of Freebies and Samples of beauty products
    1st Feb 2017/18 Out 255 In 67

    1st Feb 2018/19 Out 107 In 46
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    Afternoon al
    AJ nice to see you posting, sorry you are suffering in the heat with your breathing and feet, take care x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500 770 for 2018
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th Jul 18, 1:29 PM
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    mhoc



    I've spent hours trawling travel insurance sites for That Sister & Thank You to the suggested sites



    Only managed to actually get one quote for 1500


    Other Sister says we should go somewhere nice here instead


    Norfolk Broads?
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    We have so many very beautiful places in the UK that you would both enjoy exploring - think of areas of the country that you would like to revisit or new places to explore or events you would like to go to eg The Edinburgh fringe, the tall ships race, the Norfolk Broads, food festivals all over the place, Hogmany, last night of the proms, Edinburgh tattoo, carol services in York Minster,
    Or what about different types of accommodation - from yurts, to Romany caravans to 5 star luxury hotels, canal barges, luxury boats on the Thames, railway carriages, Scottish castles ...
    Or days out type activates - steam trains with meals, hot air ballooning, walking with lamas, cocktail making events, gin distilleries, posh afternoon teas in nice hotels, tourist boats down the ouse ...

    Make a massive list of even the most stupid of ideas, let your imagination run wild, let it run and run and only then start to shortened it, eliminating the most silly or impossible to organise ideas ..
    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.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th Jul 18, 1:32 PM
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    Morning paw sniffers

    Hello AJ

    We have a cloudy morning which suits me as I need to get down the allotment.

    Exciting times for my little patch. As DD and DS have flown the nest, my allotment is too big for me. I give more away than I use which is fine but there's more to do than I can cope with. I'm giving the use of it over to a young couple with a lovely little family and I will just use what I need. They are beyond excited and I am relieved. They know nothing about gardening.....but hey.....did any of us when we started

    Our intention....jointly .......is to whip it into shape for next year

    There's lots of work to do
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    This is so lovely, so you are sort of going to share the allotment - giving them some of your expertise and encouragement and weeding skills and just harvesting what you need ...
    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.
    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 8th Jul 18, 1:40 PM
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    Morning paw sniffers

    Hello AJ

    We have a cloudy morning which suits me as I need to get down the allotment.

    Exciting times for my little patch. As DD and DS have flown the nest, my allotment is too big for me. I give more away than I use which is fine but there's more to do than I can cope with. I'm giving the use of it over to a young couple with a lovely little family and I will just use what I need. They are beyond excited and I am relieved. They know nothing about gardening.....but hey.....did any of us when we started

    Our intention....jointly .......is to whip it into shape for next year

    There's lots of work to do
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    That's a lovely thing to do they'll get so much benefit from it

    Just today I've come home with raspberries, potatoes, peas, beetroot, courgette and eggs pretty good way to dispel the hangover

    I didn't touch the 3rd plot today. 29 degrees outside the gates, 37 degrees inside the gates only a fool would dig in those temperatures
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    Biggest aim of this year - hope that my terminally ill brother sees Christmas and 2020
    • tbw
    • By tbw 8th Jul 18, 1:42 PM
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    According to news reports they have got 6 of the Thai boys out of the caves.
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    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • LANGO1966
    • By LANGO1966 8th Jul 18, 2:02 PM
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    Shop for today granola for shopium

    Tesco
    1x Nestle Shreddies MAX Protein Crunchy Oat Granola (400g) 2.49 2.00
    2x Loyd Grossman Bolognese Pasta Sauce (660g) 5.36 3.00
    1x ASDA 8 Fizzy Pop Ice Lollies (8x55ml) 1.00 N/A
    2x Mission Deli Original Mini Wraps (6pk) 1.50 0.94
    1x Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Milk & Cereals (225g) 2.50 0.99
    1x Carte D'Or Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Dessert (1l) 2.00 1.75
    1x ASDA Fresh Double Cream (300ml) 0.95 1.05
    1x Snickers Bar 7 Pack (7x41.7) 1.50 1.25
    1.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.87 0.87
    1x Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Fruit & Multigrain (225g) 2.50 0.99
    1x Young's Breaded Scampi (220g) 2.00 1.50
    1x Pizza Express Original Dough Balls with Garlic Butter Dip (200g) 3.00 1.50
    3x Birds Eye Inspirations 2 Fish Chargrills with Tomato & Herb (300g) 10.50 6.00
    1x Clover Light Spread (500g) 1.00 1.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 36.17 22.84
    +13.33 cheaper
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 8th Jul 18, 2:10 PM
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    HILLBERN
    Nowt wrong wiff Norfolk Broads lovely scenery, lovely pubs. AND, I'm just next door in Constable country. at insurance quote but if ............ xx
    Originally posted by altojack
    ..and im in norfolk!!!128522;
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 8th Jul 18, 2:19 PM
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    Vs T
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffed Whole Chicken in a Bag (1.5kg) 4.50 4.00
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Jul 18, 2:21 PM
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    According to news reports they have got 6 of the Thai boys out of the caves.
    Originally posted by tbw

    Brilliant news hope they all get rescued safely
    Lost 3st-9.5lb
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 8th Jul 18, 2:25 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Shop for today granola for shopium

    Tesco
    1x Nestle Shreddies MAX Protein Crunchy Oat Granola (400g) 2.49 2.00
    2x Loyd Grossman Bolognese Pasta Sauce (660g) 5.36 3.00
    1x ASDA 8 Fizzy Pop Ice Lollies (8x55ml) 1.00 N/A
    2x Mission Deli Original Mini Wraps (6pk) 1.50 0.94
    1x Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Milk & Cereals (225g) 2.50 0.99
    1x Carte D'Or Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Dessert (1l) 2.00 1.75
    1x ASDA Fresh Double Cream (300ml) 0.95 1.05
    1x Snickers Bar 7 Pack (7x41.7) 1.50 1.25
    1.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.87 0.87
    1x Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Fruit & Multigrain (225g) 2.50 0.99
    1x Young's Breaded Scampi (220g) 2.00 1.50
    1x Pizza Express Original Dough Balls with Garlic Butter Dip (200g) 3.00 1.50
    3x Birds Eye Inspirations 2 Fish Chargrills with Tomato & Herb (300g) 10.50 6.00
    1x Clover Light Spread (500g) 1.00 1.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 36.17 22.84
    +13.33 cheaper
    Originally posted by LANGO1966
    Fwiw did the Fizzy Pop lollies compare against M?
    I assume they haven't picked up the Oat Granola vs M?
    • pippo
    • By pippo 8th Jul 18, 2:28 PM
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    Nice to see you posting Snap Hope all is as well as can be

    There are some fabulous beaches around the western isles off Scotland

    I think I would stay n the UK just in case I am sure the elite can suggest lots of lovely places if you have any ideas what you may want to make memories of

    Take care lovely
    Originally posted by mrsmac10
    Or do a car trip to france/belgium and if needs must you can get back to blighty in a few hours... That's what I did with my sil post chemo... all was well but I was a bit nervous!
    • pepper77
    • By pepper77 8th Jul 18, 2:29 PM
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    How expensive
    2 months ago I got seven 15+3 packs from Tesco for about 15/16p per can

    ps my max price is 25p per can

    they were that in morrisons less than 1 month ago. so sit it out and wait for a deal. then stock up elite style. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/morrisons-diet-coke-coke-zero-24pk-coke-orignal-18pk-6-instore-2954325
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Cant sit it out, currently paying 10 for 30. I dont see the price dropping while it is so hot.
    • pippo
    • By pippo 8th Jul 18, 2:29 PM
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    pippo
    We have so many very beautiful places in the UK that you would both enjoy exploring - think of areas of the country that you would like to revisit or new places to explore or events you would like to go to eg The Edinburgh fringe, the tall ships race, the Norfolk Broads, food festivals all over the place, Hogmany, last night of the proms, Edinburgh tattoo, carol services in York Minster,
    Or what about different types of accommodation - from yurts, to Romany caravans to 5 star luxury hotels, canal barges, luxury boats on the Thames, railway carriages, Scottish castles ...
    Or days out type activates - steam trains with meals, hot air ballooning, walking with lamas, cocktail making events, gin distilleries, posh afternoon teas in nice hotels, tourist boats down the ouse ...

    Make a massive list of even the most stupid of ideas, let your imagination run wild, let it run and run and only then start to shortened it, eliminating the most silly or impossible to organise ideas ..
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Well said mhoc! xx
    • pippo
    • By pippo 8th Jul 18, 2:44 PM
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    pippo
    Seemed cooler today after a very hot night, needed to have the fan on in the bedroom So I thought I'd bake!
    Anyway a nice tatre tatin made with last weeks whoopsied apricots and puff pastry,Cheese straws with the left over pastry, cherry and chocolate cupcakes (cherry & choc whitworths mix, 2 packs for 50p from our bargain shop) and used up various spreads/butter type things that have been in the fridge for months! Currently baking a rose and lemon victoria sponge! It's an experiment using the dried rose flowers from the asian supermarket, Rose water that has been in the cupboard for about 20 years and then the lemon frosting that I got free!

    I am now going to lie down in a cool room!! Well I will after the chicken has cooked, I've boiled the new potatoes, made croutons with the whoopsied bread and put a salad together.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 8th Jul 18, 2:50 PM
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    Snap-ant
    Onto it now, thank you. I'm a size 7 normally do I buy a 7 or need size bigger?
    Originally posted by altojack

    Yes a 7 is a 7 (EU 40) & get the ones where the foot symbol is for normal foot bed - same symbol on the EVA (rubber) ones

    ie

    not -
    Last edited by Snap-ant; 08-07-2018 at 2:53 PM.
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 8th Jul 18, 2:59 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Thank you for your kind thoughts about my allotment

    I'd like to say that it was totally altruistic but it really suits me down to the ground....literally

    I can see a difference already in the work they've done and to be honest it's great having them there. I'm in love with their little boy who is adorable. He brought his dinosaurs to see the allotment today and my heart almost melted.

    I'm so motivated at the minute with lots of plans and new ideas. Essentially I am giving them a free rein but there's enough space for everyone and to be honest, I only need a handful of beds and an area for potatoes. I think we can share the fruit etc. At least I've found an answer to the glut problem

    Red hot here
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 8th Jul 18, 3:03 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Good morning everyone. I will be happy to go out next round - hopefully, fingers crossed. Could not go out to a better team.
    Originally posted by elainemn

    That's the spirit


    I am packing Poppy's bag and sending her up

    I would but I know she would fret if her mummy left her and make herself more ill

    So sorry she staying here with me


    Originally posted by tweets

    Our lovely girl

    I sat with Oz on my lap outside yesterday and brushed him. I got enough cat hair to fill a cashion
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • tbw
    • By tbw 8th Jul 18, 3:04 PM
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    tbw



    I've spent hours trawling travel insurance sites for That Sister & Thank You to the suggested sites



    Only managed to actually get one quote for 1500


    Other Sister says we should go somewhere nice here instead


    Norfolk Broads?
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Insurance companies really hammer people with cancer. My DH (who is 88) has had prostate cancer for 10 years or so. He has been pretty stable and has just been on a 'watch and wait' regime with no treatment deemed necessay - his travel insurance up until recently has not been too bad and our trip to Sri lanka for just over 3 weeks earlier this yer was around 250 for both of us.

    A couple of months ago his PSA level ( which has been creeping up slowly over the years) got to 95 and the Consultant decided to put him on hormone treatment for 3 months. As soon as I told the insurance people the quote for 3 weeks in November for Sri Lanka shot up to over 500 ! No reason at all to expect anything to go wrong cancer wise and its quite possible that they will take him off hormone treatment by September anyway.

    Interestingly,if you go on a Saga holiday insurance is included and they cover a huge range of health conditions with no supplement. I have told them about his hormone treatment as we have a couple of weeks in Madeira booked for September and they said it made no difference at all. The way things are going it looks like we will have to stick with Saga for a while - until he is off hormones (sooner the better as he is having menopausal type hot flushes which is not good in the current hot weather !)
    ELITE 5:2
    # 42
    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 8th Jul 18, 3:07 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Hello TM
    How are your feet doing, I happened upon one of your posts from a few days ago. It's a b^gger and embarrassing with fat feet shuffling along as best as one can.

    I've suffered fat feet syndrome off and on for a few years but since before our holiday I've had fat ankles and fat feet. Makes mobility nye on impossible some days as I refuse to go shopping in slippers and I'm not wearing Mr AJs plastic flip flops ever ever again they're miles too big

    I hope everyone is as well as can be during this heat wave. Yes. DM I know you haven't got it it will be with you soon,

    Drink plenty water and keep in the shade as much as you can folks.

    Hugs to the poorly Elite and special thoughts to those feeling low in body and mind, you're in my thoughts every day xx
    Originally posted by altojack
    My feet are fine now AJ. I made a bad shoe choice walking round the toon in the heat last week and got awful blisters which got worse before they got better

    Lovely to see you here
    To do is to be. Rousseau
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    Do be do be do. Sinatra
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