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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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    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.

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    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
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    • Anon
    • By Anon 12th Mar 17, 3:58 PM
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    And in other news we were in Waitrose this morning and the tills were spitting out conditional spends £6 wys £30 with about 2 weeks expiry on them so I got 2 of them

    So it might be worth doing a small purchase first to see if you get one before tackling a big list.

    As its totally unlikely that I would be spending £30 I went in search of people in Waitrose with trolley loads but mostly people seemed to be doing basket shops. I managed to find one couple about to do through SS and one lady in the biscuit section with big enough shopping loads so I passed the conditional spends along - my random good deed for the day done
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I have done that before - Some appreciated it, others looked at me as though they were about to call security for assistance

    Anon
    • streetlights
    • By streetlights 12th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    good afternoon , I hope you are all enjoying your day.
    From a womble dated today. AvT
    2x Batchelors Super Noodles BBQ Beef Flavour (100g) £1.62 £1.00
    2x Batchelors Chicken Flavour Super Noodles (100g) £1.62 £1.00
    Mortgage debt 45,000. Thank you all for your help so far in helping me save to buy the house. I could not have done this without all your help.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    And in other news we were in Waitrose this morning and the tills were spitting out conditional spends £6 wys £30 with about 2 weeks expiry on them so I got 2 of them

    So it might be worth doing a small purchase first to see if you get one before tackling a big list.

    As its totally unlikely that I would be spending £30 I went in search of people in Waitrose with trolley loads but mostly people seemed to be doing basket shops. I managed to find one couple about to do through SS and one lady in the biscuit section with big enough shopping loads so I passed the conditional spends along - my random good deed for the day done
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Well done Mhoc

    Cakes out the oven, one for customer tomorrow
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    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 12th Mar 17, 4:24 PM
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    Hi Hampy
    Hope you are ok?
    That the sort of rice i use but still have some instock and seriously trying to use stuff up
    Originally posted by bubbs

    Hiya bubbs

    Yep, I'm good thanks - hope you are too

    I'm the same, supposed to be clearing down the cupboards but the rice doesn't take up a lot of room, or so I told DH

    Have sold so much stuff the past few weeks on eBay, furniture, pictures, ornaments. We are literally living with minimal stuff and the cardboard boxes are closing in on us . Looked at a house from the outside to rent yesterday, we will hopefully only be in it 4-5 months and hoping to get a 6 month let. If we can only get 12 months we will just have to pay a fee to vacate early.

    Our builder said apart from footings he's dug for new builds, he's never had to do so much ground work I've given up vacuuming every day to keep on top of it, but why am I the only one who takes my shoes off when I come in, the amount of mud that's getting walked in is an actual joke. I'm actually looking forward to moving out and letting them get on with it
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • MKS
    • By MKS 12th Mar 17, 4:27 PM
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    Awww thanks so generous saving me jobs
    Didnt know 5 for 7 was on i have a 5 off £50 till spit thats jusr reminded me
    Originally posted by bubbs

    The meatballs work out @ 17.95 before the discount. Finishes on the 21st I think.

    HTH
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 17, 4:28 PM
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    Hiya bubbs

    Yep, I'm good thanks - hope you are too

    I'm the same, supposed to be clearing down the cupboards but the rice doesn't take up a lot of room, or so I told DH

    Have sold so much stuff the past few weeks on eBay, furniture, pictures, ornaments. We are literally living with minimal stuff and the cardboard boxes are closing in on us . Looked at a house from the outside to rent yesterday, we will hopefully only be in it 4-5 months and hoping to get a 6 month let. If we can only get 12 months we will just have to pay a fee to vacate early.

    Our builder said apart from footings he's dug for new builds, he's never had to do so much ground work I've given up vacuuming every day to keep on top of it, but why am I the only one who takes my shoes off when I come in, the amount of mud that's getting walked in is an actual joke. I'm actually looking forward to moving out and letting them get on with it
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    Yes im ok thanks
    Glad you think you have found somewhere hope it all goes ok for you x Is it far from your house?
    You must have the patience of a saint
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 17, 4:32 PM
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    bubbs

    The meatballs work out @ 17.95 before the discount. Finishes on the 21st I think.

    HTH
    Originally posted by MKS
    It wouldnt be the meat balls but will look at others , thanks xx
    Edit actually i see there 100% meat so could use for cottage pie , there is no sauce or anything with them is there?
    Last edited by bubbs; 12-03-2017 at 4:35 PM.
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    I have done that before - Some appreciated it, others looked at me as though they were about to call security for assistance

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    I am always very nervous of doing this but so far Ive had a good response - the ladies I spoke to today seemed to be genuinely taken aback, the biscuit section lady seemed almost relieved - a random stranger giving them £6
    You never can tell
    Waitrose seem to be very keen to give me conditional spends so when I am walking round now I am estimating the value of peoples trolleys incase I do get conditional spends
    “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.”
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 12th Mar 17, 4:54 PM
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    Just back in my hotel room. Went home and hung out the towels I had washed at Mums and they dried before the weather changed. I went around having the house and got down a few cobwebs ( don't want the assessor thinking i'm a complete slob.) Lounge carpet very wet still but I took up all the towels as I don't want it to dry out completely before he comes. Noticed when I left the lounge door wont close now as it is obviously warped by the water. Kitchen , hall and shower ceilings in a bad way and my bedroom wall and the stair wall very damp. I had most of the windows open when I was there to let some air in.
    Booked the hotel for tommorow night but if he says I can go home I can cancel up to 1.00pm.
    Just reading Sunday papers and relaxing now I have had a throbbing head all day.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Mar 17, 5:02 PM
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    Just back in my hotel room. Went home and hung out the towels I had washed at Mums and they dried before the weather changed. I went around having the house and got down a few cobwebs ( don't want the assessor thinking i'm a complete slob.) Lounge carpet very wet still but I took up all the towels as I don't want it to dry out completely before he comes. Noticed when I left the lounge door wont close now as it is obviously warped by the water. Kitchen , hall and shower ceilings in a bad way and my bedroom wall and the stair wall very damp. I had most of the windows open when I was there to let some air in.
    Booked the hotel for tommorow night but if he says I can go home I can cancel up to 1.00pm.
    Just reading Sunday papers and relaxing now I have had a throbbing head all day.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    You poor love, this sounds like a very long job but once the assessor has been you will have a better idea of what happens next ...
    “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.”
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 12th Mar 17, 5:12 PM
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    Yes im ok thanks
    Glad you think you have found somewhere hope it all goes ok for you x Is it far from your house?
    You must have the patience of a saint
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Just 2 miles down the road so near enough to keep an eye on our house refurb. TBH, I'm used to living on a building site, this is the 4th renovation we've done. The last one we did we moved out while they crashed it out, the first 2 we lived through it. Much easier for the builders if we move out and this time time we defo can't stay here while it's being done

    Just back in my hotel room. Went home and hung out the towels I had washed at Mums and they dried before the weather changed. I went around having the house and got down a few cobwebs ( don't want the assessor thinking i'm a complete slob.) Lounge carpet very wet still but I took up all the towels as I don't want it to dry out completely before he comes. Noticed when I left the lounge door wont close now as it is obviously warped by the water. Kitchen , hall and shower ceilings in a bad way and my bedroom wall and the stair wall very damp. I had most of the windows open when I was there to let some air in.
    Booked the hotel for tommorow night but if he says I can go home I can cancel up to 1.00pm.
    Just reading Sunday papers and relaxing now I have had a throbbing head all day.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    Rose I'm so sorry to read about your flood, I really feel for you. Let's hope it gets sorted out real soon and you can get back to normal
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • MKS
    • By MKS 12th Mar 17, 5:46 PM
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    It wouldnt be the meat balls but will look at others , thanks xx
    Edit actually i see there 100% meat so could use for cottage pie , there is no sauce or anything with them is there?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    No sauce at all. They go well in a pasta bake or with a sauce for pasta. They make a lovely cottage pie, albeit bitesize pieces.

    Is this anywhere near you? NN2 7JJ

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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 17, 5:48 PM
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    Just 2 miles down the road so near enough to keep an eye on our house refurb. TBH, I'm used to living on a building site, this is the 4th renovation we've done. The last one we did we moved out while they crashed it out, the first 2 we lived through it. Much easier for the builders if we move out and this time time we defo can't stay here while it's being done
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    How exciting, I do love doing houses up. Enjoy the journey x
    181.8
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Mar 17, 5:50 PM
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    Just back in my hotel room. Went home and hung out the towels I had washed at Mums and they dried before the weather changed. I went around having the house and got down a few cobwebs ( don't want the assessor thinking i'm a complete slob.) Lounge carpet very wet still but I took up all the towels as I don't want it to dry out completely before he comes. Noticed when I left the lounge door wont close now as it is obviously warped by the water. Kitchen , hall and shower ceilings in a bad way and my bedroom wall and the stair wall very damp. I had most of the windows open when I was there to let some air in.
    Booked the hotel for tommorow night but if he says I can go home I can cancel up to 1.00pm.
    Just reading Sunday papers and relaxing now I have had a throbbing head all day.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    I know it is traumatic, but it will have the positive effect of most of your house being redecorated/furnished. x
    181.8
    • neas
    • By neas 12th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    So bad day today, fell foul of the £100 per household limit on one sharpie shop....

    Also had 9 sharpies refunded, but only one of them has come through on the email. So not only will I not be compensated for them with an apg... I will have paid £41 and got no sharpies!.

    So stuck what to do!

    I'm guessing to beat household limit you have to have a different address, but then your credit card might not work..
    • xxlouisexx56
    • By xxlouisexx56 12th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    Evening!

    Had to do a quick trip to Norfolk yesterday afternoon to drop some things off to my SIL, which is 3 hours away! She took us to Toby carvery for dinner and we took the kids to the sea front for ice cream and arcades.

    This morning I went to JustMas's store to relieve them of sharpies. Also had a CC! Lol!

    Home again now after a long drive!
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 12th Mar 17, 6:17 PM
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    How exciting, I do love doing houses up. Enjoy the journey x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Thank you

    So bad day today, fell foul of the £100 per household limit on one sharpie shop....

    Also had 9 sharpies refunded, but only one of them has come through on the email. So not only will I not be compensated for them with an apg... I will have paid £41 and got no sharpies!.

    So stuck what to do!

    I'm guessing to beat household limit you have to have a different address, but then your credit card might not work..
    Originally posted by neas
    If you've only had one refunded surely they can check their stock levels and see they have 8 more than they should do. I would definitely get in touch with them
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    bubbs
    Just back in my hotel room. Went home and hung out the towels I had washed at Mums and they dried before the weather changed. I went around having the house and got down a few cobwebs ( don't want the assessor thinking i'm a complete slob.) Lounge carpet very wet still but I took up all the towels as I don't want it to dry out completely before he comes. Noticed when I left the lounge door wont close now as it is obviously warped by the water. Kitchen , hall and shower ceilings in a bad way and my bedroom wall and the stair wall very damp. I had most of the windows open when I was there to let some air in.
    Booked the hotel for tommorow night but if he says I can go home I can cancel up to 1.00pm.
    Just reading Sunday papers and relaxing now I have had a throbbing head all day.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    Bet you will be glad when they have been tomorrow, least you will no more, good luckx
    Just 2 miles down the road so near enough to keep an eye on our house refurb. TBH, I'm used to living on a building site, this is the 4th renovation we've done. The last one we did we moved out while they crashed it out, the first 2 we lived through it. Much easier for the builders if we move out and this time time we defo can't stay here while it's being done



    Rose I'm so sorry to read about your flood, I really feel for you. Let's hope it gets sorted out real soon and you can get back to normal
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    Oh thats good you are quite near

    No sauce at all. They go well in a pasta bake or with a sauce for pasta. They make a lovely cottage pie, albeit bitesize pieces.

    Is this anywhere near you? NN2 7JJ

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    Originally posted by MKS
    Oh might get some then
    Not far its near hubbys work so could be someone that works there
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    • neas
    • By neas 12th Mar 17, 6:22 PM
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    Thank you



    If you've only had one refunded surely they can check their stock levels and see they have 8 more than they should do. I would definitely get in touch with them
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    I've rung them and they will get back to me tomorrow. Still annoying.

    Would like some tips over the household business as thought an email change would do it ... oops.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Mar 17, 6:27 PM
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    bubbs
    Todays baking
    Bakewell type tray bake

    Fruit cake one for us , one for customer tomorrow
    Quiche as i had eggs and bacon and few mushrooms that needed using

    And finally these yorkies for tea with roast beef and veg
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