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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
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    What's irritating you VI
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 7:20 AM
    What's irritating you VI 23rd Jun 17 at 7:20 AM
    Haven't even got out of bed yet and I'm irritated.
    -The badly behaved cat peed in the laundry basket so all my summer clothes have had to go back in the wash and I'll have to wear jeans today.
    -I've pulled a muscle in my leg and have to drag it behind me, quasimodo style
    -OH ate all the bread so I can't have toast for breakfast
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    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 13th Jul 17, 10:40 PM
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    I'm irritated now because I forgot to post this just now.

    I have a sprawling Lavender plant in the front garden. It's what I would call "gone over" i.e. past it's best, and desperately needs cutting back. However, there are several bees buzzing round it so maybe it still has something to offer?

    It looks so untidy but I won't deprive the bees so will turn a blind eye
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Let it go this season then cut it right back ,

    I used to have a south facing front garden given over to car parking and all I could grow around the edges was lavender. Once the summer was over I cut the flowers and gave them to neighbours then cut the bushes right back. English lavender is pretty hardy, I'm no gardener , it always survived
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 13th Jul 17, 10:48 PM
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    Square-line down pipes ?
    Originally posted by ceredigion
    Do you mean the pipes are square rather than round? Yes they are. Although I think they were previously round.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 13th Jul 17, 10:50 PM
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    It's more that the heavy drops fall onto the plastic drain cover, which, being over a hole, makes the sound resonate.
    I reckon if I put a plant pot of earth on the drain cover, for the drops to fall onto, it should solve the problem.
    Hopefully she won't mind.
    I'll have to wait until it next rains, though.

    I know she has had a couple of men look at it, fiddle with the gutter, and it still happens. Crazy.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    At our front it it is like a waterfall onto the sheltered area in front of the door.
    • creative gal
    • By creative gal 14th Jul 17, 6:14 AM
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    Getting woken up by my husband's alarm clock this morning, as he wakes up about 45 minutes before me. Just as well I had an early night last night.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Jul 17, 10:25 AM
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    Having had time off sick & hauled back into work & at last on leave, husband is feeling puny & doesn't want to do anything!
    (Oh aye, & It's My Fault for giving him this bug.)
    • hunters
    • By hunters 14th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
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    Well another day off, got up earlyish and trimmed some greenery in the garden. Now I'm irritated because on my day off yesterday I didn't do much! Feel it was wasted, irritated that I still haven't sorted out house insurance either. Maybe today .. or tomorrow ... or the next day, oops! That's Sunday, so another excuse not to.
    Originally posted by Bula Ciorapescu
    Goodness a few people needing to renew their house insurance, try reading the Insurance Board up that way ^^ and if I were you I'd use a cash back site and do it all online.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 10:50 AM
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    Goodness a few people needing to renew their house insurance, try reading the Insurance Board up that way ^^ and if I were you I'd use a cash back site and do it all online.
    Originally posted by hunters
    Yes a few needing to renew their house insurance at the moment
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 11:17 AM
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    In my case, I know all the stuff I'm supposed to do, I just don't have the faculties to compare all the small print stuff at the moment. I know she's happy with what she's covered for with the current one and I don't want to risk switching and it turning out she's not covered for something she wants.



    I only saw two of us. Considering the number of people with insurance, the number who will need to renew in any given month and the number of people who post here, I don't think it's that weird that two of us would have the same renewal month. Am I missing something?
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Sorry Penitent I did not even know you were after it as well...
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 14th Jul 17, 11:53 AM
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    Actually now you've mentioned it my buildings insurance is due for renewal in September, so I should really start looking in to it now. I'm with Churchill at the moment and the one time we had to make a claim they were an absolute nightmare to deal with so want to move to someone less rage inducing.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 12:02 PM
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    Actually now you've mentioned it my buildings insurance is due for renewal in September, so I should really start looking in to it now. I'm with Churchill at the moment and the one time we had to make a claim they were an absolute nightmare to deal with so want to move to someone less rage inducing.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    I have stuck with John Lewis the last few years as they have a good reputation and the price has not been bad really....and House Insurance is something I don't really want to take to many risks on.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 14th Jul 17, 12:05 PM
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    I have stuck with John Lewis the last few years as they have a good reputation and the price has not been bad really....and House Insurance is something I don't really want to take to many risks on.
    Originally posted by colinw
    I couldn't get any house insurance for 5 years so any insurance is good insurance for me

    Actually I do get quite a good deal from an over 50's insurer, which is of absolutely no use to Fairy Lights or Penitent I suspect
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 14th Jul 17, 12:24 PM
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Jul 17, 1:57 PM
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    Far too much moneysaving type posting going on on this thread






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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 14th Jul 17, 3:14 PM
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    Probably not the best thing to say on this thread, but one of my irritations has gone!

    I followed earlier advice on here and did my home insurance online, through a cashback site. I ended up staying with the same company, but by taking a new policy out instead of renewing and going through a cashback site saved over 35.

    Thanks everybody if I haven't thanked you individually already.
    Originally posted by Bula Ciorapescu
    That's a yellow card for posting about not being irritated on the 'what's irritating you' thread.
    We don't take kindly you people being un-irritated round here.
    You'd better be back in here by the end of the day with some genuine irritations or...or...Martin Lewis will come round and tickle you with a feather.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 3:14 PM
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    Ignore me, I'm a grumpy cow today.



    The insurance policy belongs to an over 50, I just deal with all her money stuff. Maybe next time around I'll have located my ability to focus and I can check out the over 50 policies too. I just wish they'd make all the what-it-covers bits easier to compare. The current policy is about 15 pages long!

    I had to call up about one of the bills a couple of months back and I have to say I'm her since everything's in her name. Next phone call I had to make was about my ESA--I accidentally gave them the wrong name. I'm surprised I didn't end up with a fraud investigation.



    Ah, but it's irritating moneysaving, so it's okay.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    I insist on apologising anyway it's easy to be taken the wrong way on here....
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 14th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    Bloody hell, woman, are they having a growth spurt?
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Not mine unfortunately but the original poster with the escapee boobies is no longer with us!

    A really amusing poster - poof! Gone! in the blink of an eye!
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 3:48 PM
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    Not mine unfortunately but the original poster with the escapee boobies is no longer with us!

    A really amusing poster - poof! Gone! in the blink of an eye!
    Originally posted by OldMotherTucker
    Maybe too amusing for some posters sadly Bonkers it is!
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 14th Jul 17, 4:04 PM
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    Oh for gods sake!
    Why do the genuinely awful trolly schemy lovey AE's stay forever, but the good ones are gone in a flash?
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 4:22 PM
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    Oh for gods sake!
    Why do the genuinely awful trolly schemy lovey AE's stay forever, but the good ones are gone in a flash?
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Thing is I know who is doing it and have watched them in action....they have a new target now...
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 14th Jul 17, 4:31 PM
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    Thing is I know who is doing it and have watched them in action....they have a new target now...
    Originally posted by colinw
    But how do they do it? who's the new target? If they get me I'm going to come back as "industrial lighting rig".
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