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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
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    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    Please see post number 2 for all the relevant information on the thread. Savvybuyer's excellent lists are in the subsequent posts.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
    Last edited by redfox; 16-06-2016 at 9:38 PM.
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    mhoc
    Enterprise. hugs xxxx




    I thought there was to be a double up in Feb.... What are you going to do with all your points?




    Your description of his corner made me

    I would have binned it all years ago whilst he was out of the house and banned him from buying railway magazines! You must have the patience of a saint.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    The thing is if I tackled it myself then it would just have all come back again, this way by being tough and making him do it himself then at least Ive got through to him. I said that if I tackled it then I had a big cardboard box ready and it would all go in it so he had no choice.
    He cant see any mess, completly oblivious to it and if you complain, in any way, shape or form, he takes everything as nagging or says I am being obsessive.
    We had a houseful of kids for nearly 25 years, there was never enough hours in the day to keep everything clean but now the house is ours again I want it my way
    The railway mags - well he still thinks they are valuble and a charity shop will get 20p each for them .... I think I might try freecycling but otherwise they are being buried to the cardboard recycling wheelie bin

    Ive also been tackling other areas of the house which were messy due my hoarding and stashing and nesting so only when I'd won those battles, only then could I ask Oh to sort his messes out
    “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.”
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 11th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    We had domestic science.

    From memory we did

    Shortbread
    Fairy cakes
    Puff pastry
    Rock buns

    I also remember learning about the kitchen triangle. Sink, cooker and fridge

    Can't remember much more

    Except our teacher was exceptionally glamorous
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Lol ours was called Mrs Batman and she wasn t.
    • latest flame
    • By latest flame 11th Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    Hi all I have a sharpie cc later today can I take them back in store for a refund please, if I can does that mean the money goes straight into my account so I could do another order for tomorrow.
    Originally posted by Penda
    Why would you want to do that ?
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Mar 17, 3:23 PM
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    I'm assuming you've tried all the usual things

    A hot curry
    Cleaning the windows
    A brisk walk



    I did all the above and both mine started wriggling their way out into the big wide world during the night. Which is very inconsiderate as you need every bit of sleep you can get before the event.

    Bet it was lovely to have her home Di
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I tried cleaning the shed out but sadly it did not work.

    This was Christmas Day 1987 - at 36 weeks pregant I really did not want to go to m-il for a miserable insufferable Christmas day but sadly hard physical work didnt do the trick ...
    “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 11th Mar 17, 3:33 PM
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    mhoc
    we have been to Chester today - excellent day out and we collected all the o2 freebies - walkers crisps from whsmith on the station, Thorntons chocs, free coke from Boots
    Also OH got his free coke from Greggs but his free birthday cake is not showing. I had neither - I wonder if there is a block on my app.
    And finished up in Piture and Piano for our free double Baileys over ice

    Also in Boots on my app I had Folic acid and vitamin D vits as a freebie and also 50 points if I bought anything from healthcare so i bought 25p paracetamol

    No sign of any reduced section in Superdrug and no So V in Mr Tosssers which is free on COS

    Now home and utterly shattered, still draped over the sofa - I really need to drag my carcass out to the garden but the gravity on this sofa is very strong ...
    “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.”
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 11th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    Enterprise
    sorry to hear of your dear father in law x
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    We had domestic science.

    From memory we did

    Shortbread
    Fairy cakes
    Puff pastry
    Rock buns

    I also remember learning about the kitchen triangle. Sink, cooker and fridge

    Can't remember much more

    Except our teacher was exceptionally glamorous
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    That is terrible.

    We had cookery and did proper meals with time plans and everything
    Teacher was Miss Derby and she said i wouldnt pass as i was naughty , was also my teacher for childcare and got b's for both so there Miss Derby na na naaaaaa
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Same. Everything from peeling veg/cutting onions, making sauces, pastry, to full meal planning/cooking to a 3 course meal, I could even make souffl!s!

    I remember when we did puff pastry, my friend had to scrape it off the oven roof

    Well, the teacher did say to get plenty of air into it

    The funny thing was that that teacher told her that if she passed she (the teacher) would jump off the Eiffel Tower. Well my friend passed but the teacher did not hold up the other side of the bargain

    Love the look of those coconut haystacks, absolutely adore coconut and can happily siT there and spoon the dessicated one into my mouth
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C


    When our school got it's first microwave, the teacher was 'teaching' us how to use it... she covered some food with a paper towel thing, set the microwave on... the paper set alight... us girls giggled it took a while before she realised what was going on, she was not happy!

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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 11th Mar 17, 4:04 PM
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    Zippy, anyone else...Has anyone been on Aurora, whats it like? Is it really quiet like the smaller ships, or lively like the larger ships? Or what? Any opinions welcomed. TIA
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 4:04 PM
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    Hi Tm
    Your idea is great and I hope you get the funding, I have been doing this for years for friends and family and in practice it is not always that easy, a willing student is a joy but one who is distracted or not interested is an utter nightmare and in my experience it is the distracted and not interested ones that need the help the most
    A friend (who is a good cook herself, long story mother and daughter falling out) asked me if I could help teach her daughter how to cook basic meals for her family last year. The first hurdle was time. I gave myself an hour or two a week, the reality it took 4 to 8 hours a week, then no basic equipment ( her mum and I helped putting together some equipment ) or store cupboard (again we both helped putting a bit of a store cupboard ) obviously these can be built up over time, then we had to deal with the distractions, children pack off to the grandmothers, tv and phones switched off , then you have to deal with all the excuses in the book, I can’t cook, I don’t want to cook, I don’t have time, the children will not eat it etc etc
    Food shopping a half hour trip turned into a two hour battle of wills, exhausting
    Then you finally get to prepare some food, knife skills zero so plenty of plasters and kitchen roll for the tears, once a meal is made then it is getting the family to eat it, you think it would be the children but nope it was the husband that I had to convince to try new foods we had cooked
    It was a very long year, it should never have taken that long but we persevered and everything has turned out great, her mother and I are so proud of her, we started with pre-cut frozen veg and shop bought sauces and now she can prepare fresh veg and make her own sauces, as her confidence grew so did her skills and now she can cook healthy meals for her family, the key was building her confidence, now she is teaching her husband so that they can share the cooking
    Would I do it again, yes , would I go and cook in a complete stranger kitchen then that would be a huge no, my only concern would be my own safety
    Originally posted by vouchercrazy
    That is some achievement

    I do think that as parents we should at least try (and persevere) to teach our teenagers to cook properly, clean, budget etc in their teenage years. It is much harder work to do it retrospectively and many people are highly resistant. Sadly some people think that they are good parents as they buy take-away food and named trainers for their kids.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 4:09 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    The thing is if I tackled it myself then it would just have all come back again, this way by being tough and making him do it himself then at least Ive got through to him. I said that if I tackled it then I had a big cardboard box ready and it would all go in it so he had no choice.
    He cant see any mess, completly oblivious to it and if you complain, in any way, shape or form, he takes everything as nagging or says I am being obsessive.
    We had a houseful of kids for nearly 25 years, there was never enough hours in the day to keep everything clean but now the house is ours again I want it my way
    The railway mags - well he still thinks they are valuble and a charity shop will get 20p each for them .... I think I might try freecycling but otherwise they are being buried to the cardboard recycling wheelie bin

    Ive also been tackling other areas of the house which were messy due my hoarding and stashing and nesting so only when I'd won those battles, only then could I ask Oh to sort his messes out
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I have to 'dipose' of OH's things secretly as he will never get rid of anything... everything always has a purpose until I bin it!
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    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 11th Mar 17, 4:10 PM
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    I feel a bit cheated.

    I didn't realise this was cooking chocolate. I haven't even got anyone to taste it as we've all given it up for lent.
    There was all different types for 50p

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    ooooh the brownies you could make!
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • tbw
    • By tbw 11th Mar 17, 4:19 PM
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    tbw
    Yip, already asked for them.

    Whoops!
    Looks like you've already redeemed this voucher! Sometimes it can take up to 7 days for a voucher to appear in your Asda Groceries Home Shopping account, so please check back soon.
    You can read our Terms and Conditions for more details.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    The staff at my CC yesterday were very much 'off' when I tried to refuse 3 subbed razors ! they wouldn't credit them at the pick up point and insisted they had to take them back to their depot to do it ie no proof that the returns had been accepted or creditied. I said I would get it refunded to my card at the CS desk and they insisted I couldn't do that. ( I did though - with no trouble at all so they were telling porkies ). They said they were having a lot of trouble with people using evouchers to pay for their shopping - what the hell o they expect people to do with them !!! Load of old cobblers - but it does seem that A are getting very antsy about it all. ( I should mention that I didn't use any evouchers for this shop, I paid the whole lot on my debit card. I prefer to do that incase there is a problem with the order).
    ELITE 5:2
    # 42
    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 11th Mar 17, 4:22 PM
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    Hi all I have a sharpie cc later today can I take them back in store for a refund please, if I can does that mean the money goes straight into my account so I could do another order for tomorrow.
    Originally posted by Penda
    Yes you can do that, they will put it back on your card but the funds usually take 1-2 working days to go back.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 11th Mar 17, 4:24 PM
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    fuzzgun19
    The staff at my CC yesterday were very much 'off' when I tried to refuse 3 subbed razors ! they wouldn't credit them at the pick up point and insisted they had to take them back to their depot to do it ie no proof that the returns had been accepted or creditied. I said I would get it refunded to my card at the CS desk and they insisted I couldn't do that. ( I did though - with no trouble at all so they were telling porkies ). They said they were having a lot of trouble with people using evouchers to pay for their shopping - what the hell o they expect people to do with them !!! Load of old cobblers - but it does seem that A are getting very antsy about it all. ( I should mention that I didn't use any evouchers for this shop, I paid the whole lot on my debit card. I prefer to do that incase there is a problem with the order).
    Originally posted by tbw
    Maybe some As are getting hammered.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • tbw
    • By tbw 11th Mar 17, 4:30 PM
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    Maybe some As are getting hammered.
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    Probably - but they were only moaning that people were using evouchers to pay for their shopping (which surely is the whole point of them ?). They were not complaining that there was anything amiss with the way the evouchers were being obtained.
    ELITE 5:2
    # 42
    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Mar 17, 4:30 PM
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    mhoc
    I have to 'dipose' of OH's things secretly as he will never get rid of anything... everything always has a purpose until I bin it!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I think my Oh is emotionally attatched to every single thing he has ever owned - I dont think he has the spark of joy feeling, just the need to cling onto everything.

    Ive gone in the other direction, there is very little that gives me any spark. Ive gone from hoarding to being a rampant disposer
    “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.”
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 11th Mar 17, 4:41 PM
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    ilovetoshop
    Afternoon

    My thoughts are with you and your family enterprise xx

    Happy birthday to tweets, Vt and snap, hope you all had lovely days X
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 4:48 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I think my Oh is emotionally attatched to every single thing he has ever owned - I dont think he has the spark of joy feeling, just the need to cling onto everything.

    Ive gone in the other direction, there is very little that gives me any spark. Ive gone from hoarding to being a rampant disposer
    Originally posted by mhoc
    My OH gets pleasure when something cannot be used anymore... bedding became dust clothes, because rags, became fertiliser.....
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    • cjj
    • By cjj 11th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    Hi cjj,

    Hope that you are ok.
    Had the appt/removal etc but all not good. Have to wait a few more weeks. bubbs has been an absolute letting me spout off to her in pms.
    Originally posted by MKS
    Aww so sorry to hear not all good. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, hope you are ok. Bubbs is an Xx

    Sorry to hear about Enterprises FIL, sending lots of love Xx

    Think it must have been Mhocs birthday I have missed then, so belated happy birthday xx

    Edit - think it's VT's birthday I missed, happy belated birthday xx
    Last edited by cjj; 11-03-2017 at 4:53 PM.
    Cherish those you have in your life because you never know when they won't be there anymore.

    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up & never give up.
    • Sunflower1227
    • By Sunflower1227 11th Mar 17, 4:51 PM
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    Yip, already asked for them.

    Whoops!
    Looks like you've already redeemed this voucher! Sometimes it can take up to 7 days for a voucher to appear in your Asda Groceries Home Shopping account, so please check back soon.
    You can read our Terms and Conditions for more details.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Im still waiting for mine too, think we shopped on the same day
    I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
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