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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 8:32 PM
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    Enjoying a nice bottle of Piper-Heidsieck. I do love Twines, means I can be indulgent without feeling guilty. #fullofizz
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I have a nice cold can of max The voice now
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 8:35 PM
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    Will i am has a nappy on
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    • vanilla twist
    • By vanilla twist 11th Mar 17, 8:43 PM
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    Well I had a busy week flying to Geneva to collect my sis to come home to Mums to recuperate with her broken leg. She was in hospital 2 weeks and a private clinic for 3 more which was costing her insurers nearly £900.00 per day. Anyway got back late Thursday night and went to work yesterday for 1/2 day.
    Went to my DD's for the afternoon and evening. Oh brought me home at 9.30pm as I had left my keys behind earlier. He opened the door for me and we were greeted by water cascading through the hall , bathroom and kitchen lights. I went to switch on a light and got a shock.
    OH drained down the tank , switched off the water and managed to switch off the electric with a stick. I was in bits and managed to call out the emergency cover chap. This was at 10p.m.and we decided to leave it till morning as he was going to take 3 hours to come.
    So went to DD'S for the night ( didnt sleep much!!)
    Repair chap came this morning and fixed the tank ( something to do with the ballcock.)
    The insurance said I could get a hotel as I cant have the power back on until its dried out and the assesor cant come till Monday.
    So I am in the brand new Premier Inn 5 minutes from home for 2 night initially.
    So any advice of how to deal with assesor gratefully received.
    My hall, lounge , landing and stair carpets are all soaking. My bedroom carpet is soaking too as is my memory foam mattress. There is water in my airing cupboard, bedroom cupboard and some on the edge of bedroom no 3. You can see water marks on the kitchen ceiling and the light in the shower exploded.
    At the moment I just have towels down to soak it up
    Originally posted by rose28454
    Oh how terrible for you

    I imagine when power goes back on your insurers will send in some heavy duty dryers and an assessor.

    Mum has a smallish leak from under her kitchen floor. Assessors got builder to expose it and stop leak and put dryers in then came and looked. Instead of doing through builder they just put an amount on damage and wrote mum a cheque. Worse bit was it had damaged edge of her lovely oak lounge floor so that had to be replaced as well.

    I think best thing is to get a good night's sleep then when insurers get in touch you will have a clear head.

    V x
    . I do think a chaise lounge is a good description of you though. Stylish yet comfortable and laid back
    Originally posted by fairclaire
    May the odds be ever in your favour

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    • josie_ann57
    • By josie_ann57 11th Mar 17, 8:48 PM
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    We were in Chester very early and it was very quiet.
    In Thorntons we were only allowed to choose anything from the top 2 rows - a bit odd as when we got them earlier in the week we could choose any of the £3 bags.

    I think the last bus I used was the York park and ride one. I would quite like to have a bus pass but we are too far from the border so it will be about 10 years before I get issued with one Mind you I don't think we even have a bus now that does our route - I'd have to do about 15 mins walk to get to the nearest bus stop to go anywhere
    We walk from the station along the canal path now and come up by Tesco at the bottom of Frodsham Street. We didn't realise that Frodsham street is being relaid - not even sure now where the rail bus drops off

    Also something seems to have been built on Goosetack car park but not sure exactly what ...
    Originally posted by mhoc
    We got there about 10'10, I was told to choose a pack from the top 3 shelves! Only took 20 mins to decide!
    Gorsestacks is going to be a massive new bus terminal which is great but it has decreased the parking in Chester by a couple of hundred parking spaces.
    I think we are in the same situation where we now have to wait an extra 6.8 years to get a bus pass instead of getting it in June as planned and promised!
    Last edited by josie_ann57; 11-03-2017 at 9:26 PM.
    Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 8:51 PM
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    Anytime you know that you have been very good to me too xx

    im a good girl


    Well done yes still £100 not not necessarily a tues usually 2-3 days later hth, dont forget to click get my vouchersor what ever it is cant think
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Thanks, no I haven't. You are just a lovely lady albeit a naughty lady. x
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    Yes shopping was a bit of a battle , I was trying to show her that they could all eat the same ingredients and not have the same meals for example chicken kiev for the adults and chicken nuggets for the children and that using a base recipe you can make so many different meals, she was convinced she had to buy childrens food and adult food, no such thing in my book

    I am still trying to convince myself to give up smoking again, talking of battle of wills I have one with myself
    Originally posted by vouchercrazy
    You can do it,. Most of us have been there, you just have to decide to do it for yourself. x
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 11th Mar 17, 9:00 PM
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    You will do it when the time is right



    Hellooooooooooo
    Hope you are ok?
    When are we going to meet?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hello

    Tired and overworked but apart from that I am good
    Hope you are okay and keeping out of trouble
    Well in two weeks I'm back to normal hours so whenever is good for you x
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 11th Mar 17, 9:06 PM
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    My mum is strong and she smells to <3
    ^^
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    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 9:06 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by cjj
    Thanks cjj.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:07 PM
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    Thanks, no I haven't. You are just a lovely lady albeit a naughty lady. x
    Originally posted by MKS
    Ok i beg to differ
    Hello

    Tired and overworked but apart from that I am good
    Hope you are okay and keeping out of trouble
    Well in two weeks I'm back to normal hours so whenever is good for you x
    Originally posted by ilovetoshop
    Awww bless ya xx
    Im always good, but outta trouble..........nooooooooo
    Ok a tuesday is good for me if thats any good for you let me know but not 4th April,, then i can load you up
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:07 PM
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    My mum is strong and she smells to <3
    ^^
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    Originally posted by ilovetoshop
    Huh?
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 11th Mar 17, 9:09 PM
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    In other news

    I got my cross and Blackwell soups

    I got the 39p biscuits from Farmfoods...thanks bubbs

    I forgot to get my kitchen rolls from Lidl

    Tomorrow is another day
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:13 PM
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    In other news

    I got my cross and Blackwell soups

    I got the 39p biscuits from Farmfoods...thanks bubbs

    I forgot to get my kitchen rolls from Lidl

    Tomorrow is another day
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    What's c & b soups? must have missed that
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    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 11th Mar 17, 9:14 PM
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    Huh?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Funny little booger ds3 is, I knew he had done something because I could here him giggling he thinks it's funny cause I have bigger muscles than his dad

    In other news

    I got my cross and Blackwell soups

    I got the 39p biscuits from Farmfoods...thanks bubbs

    I forgot to get my kitchen rolls from Lidl

    Tomorrow is another day
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Ooh you reminded me I had a soup email hope you are well and there is no point me saying that I hope you've been behaving as there is no hope in that
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:14 PM
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    I got one of those mega packs kitchen rolls that was on hot deals
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    • hornetgirl
    • By hornetgirl 11th Mar 17, 9:14 PM
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    Oooh our Simply Cooks meal was gorgeous

    I might not cancel my subscription now

    I brought out my special Japanese plates for Chicken Katsu

    They are not round by the way

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Looks yummy.
    We had takeaway fish and chips. Last time we went there was for the Amex small shops promotion - neither the charge nor the credit had appeared on my account yet
    Unity is strength...Knowledge is power...Attitude is everything

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    Everything is fleeting, everything will change
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 9:14 PM
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    One shirt of OHs I did not particularly like and he carelessly left it on the dining room table
    He does realise there is a rule that anything left on the dining room table is destined for boxing and/or bagging for the next charity shop run - he does not realise this rule also applies to him and any belongs he leaves on the table.

    so after a week of the shirt being strewn on the dining room table I saw and it did indeed get put into a charity bag. Unfortunately on the afternoon we were doing the charity shop run OH spotted it between the back door and the car and it was removed from the charity bag where it had taken up residence

    He said "my favourite shirt!" - obviously not

    Then he pinned it on the washing line and there it remained in wind, rain, hail and snow for about 6 months - I was waiting to see how long it was before he re claimed his favourite shirt
    Eventually at the start of Feb when we were going up to York for the weekend he finally rescued it from the washing line
    Originally posted by mhoc
    You are a strong lady to leave it there that long. Well done.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:15 PM
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    Funny little booger ds3 is, I knew he had done something because I could here him giggling he thinks it's funny cause I have bigger muscles than his dad



    Ooh you reminded me I had a soup email hope you are well and there is no point me saying that I hope you've been behaving as there is no hope in that
    Originally posted by ilovetoshop
    Tell ds3, no treats from danger stranger now for being naughty
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    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 11th Mar 17, 9:18 PM
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    Tell ds3, no treats from danger stranger now for being naughty
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Do you think I dare tell them I'm meeting you, mind you you are no longer a stranger so they may think I'm safe
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • hornetgirl
    • By hornetgirl 11th Mar 17, 9:18 PM
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    (((x))) MKS
    Unity is strength...Knowledge is power...Attitude is everything

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    Everything is fleeting, everything will change
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