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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 11th Aug 18, 11:31 AM
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    Thanks for the links Softstuff I will save them for when I have got to the weight I want to be. Have been doing this way of eating for about 6 weeks and have lost over a stone, I can now see a glimmer of a waist A long way to go, but it's a start

    The Red Arrows and fireworks were great last night, it was like the clouds parted just in time

    Hubby is making Chicken Kiev for dinner, one of his signature dishes, with salad for me and some new potatoes for him.

    Enjoy your weekend all x
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 11th Aug 18, 12:10 PM
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    Mrs LW I wonder if they are 'price matching' Aldi. Their authentic is 1.39/500gr. We have a friend whose job it used to be to go to all the SM and buy a list of different items each week. This was then used to set the prices for the SM he worked for. It was one of the two German discounters but I'm not sure I'm allowed to say who. He said they all follow each other in loops.

    I always find it interesting what gets included in the 'inflation basket.'
    • Squiggly Diddly
    • By Squiggly Diddly 11th Aug 18, 2:15 PM
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    Welcome Vegpatch and Donkey (I love donkeys)

    Squiggly Diddly How lovely to see you, I always enjoyed your posts! it sounds as if RL has been extremely busy for you. Are you still doing what I will refer to as your very enjoyable rhythmic hobby?
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    Gosh, how well remembered ivyleaf Yes, RL has been a bit manic and although I am glad I have been back to Uni, retrained & done a year of teaching (many aspects of which I loved), the balance tipped too far that I felt I had no life or time at all. So I about to embark on a 6 month contract as a lecturer (in my previous career!!) at one of the unis I trained at. Exciting and terrifying

    I am no longer being rhythmic , another casualty of the lack of time but I do keep in touch. I am rediscovering sewing and cooking, and working on my project of a house. I may return to it as I come back down to Earth a bit.

    My trip along the coast today has been delayed by traffic holdups on the main road for a vintage fair so waiting for things to ease up. I think many people are discovering the delights of returning to simpler ways of living but the consequence is that they jam up the roads...
    Live your life until love is found, or love's gonna get you down" (credit to Mika!)

    • Floss
    • By Floss 11th Aug 18, 2:35 PM
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    ...The Red Arrows and fireworks were great last night, it was like the clouds parted just in time!...
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    We've got our Air Show this weekend, fireworks tonight & Red Arrows to close tomorrow
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 11th Aug 18, 2:47 PM
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    I've just been to the Co-Op for some fruit and got a shock when I got the usual own brand fat free Greek yoghurt that I normally get from them, in the past couple of months the price has gone up from 1, to 1.05., to 1.15 and today it's up to 1.35p now I know we're having problems because of the weather and the heat which might account for some of it but I wonder how high it has to go before people stop buying it? I'm close to it now as it's a 500ml tub and I can probably make my own plain but not Greek yoghurt for much less than that and then strain it to get the Greek consistency. I wonder how many other of us feel like we're being rooked by the retailers?
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker

    Do you have a decent sized Tesco near you? The kilo packs of Greek yogurt are 1.55. I buy the full fat version. The yogurt is much nicer in the kilo packs than the 500g ones, it's way way thicker. Sainsbury's is 1.90 for the kilo pack which I think may come from the same supplier. They usually have a good long date on them.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 11th Aug 18, 4:21 PM
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    Squiggly I probably only remembered because OH and I were down your way a few years ago and saw them performing on the seafront , and then you mentioned it in a post not long afterwards.
    I remember thinking that they must all be as high as kites (in a good way!) by the time they'd finished, am I right?
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Aug 18, 4:52 PM
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    Hi Slinky, we do have a very large Tesco in the area but no bus to it from the village so the only one I can get to is a smaller and very expensive branch that stocks the 'finest range' and not the budget one. The Greek yoghurt I buy is the fat free one we try to stay low fat and sugar free if at all possible. I'm just surprised at the speed at which the Co-Op has put the price up and it's the only shop in the village other than a very tiny One Stop so unless I go on the bus I have little choice where to shop. We do occasionally drive to the big Tesco but He Who Knows is allergic to shopping in a very 'man' way so I try to do it all myself and I don't drive. I know there are worse things in the world than 35p on the price of a pack of yoghurt so I mustn't moan must I?
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 11th Aug 18, 5:56 PM
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    If you can get to the big Tesco, the low fat one is the same price as the full fat.


    Perhaps if you can persuade OH that for 20p more you can get twice as much, the effort of a visit to the big shop may not seem so much of a chore for him.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Aug 18, 6:23 PM
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    Lovely theory BUT I know him better than that! maybe if I bribe him with a coffee in the restaurant he might be OK about it. Thanks very much for the heads up, I'll see if I can get him to take me one day in the week.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 11th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    Mrs LW Have you tried doing an online order for delivery? If you have a lot of stuff to get, it saves a lot of time and stress - you just need to plan ahead a little, decide what day you want the stuff delivered and book your delivery slot. I prefer to shop myself for fruit and veg, but all the store cupboard and fridge/freezer/household stuff can be ordered online. Most of the supermarkets do it now.
    One life - your life - live it!


    NSD challenge October. 11/20
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Aug 18, 7:17 PM
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    I've tried online deliveries but everything I got was short use by date and without exception from Tesco every tin was badly dented so I don't bother with them now it's better to go myself. The problem will go away to a certain extent when we move as the small town we're moving to has a decent selection of shops and Gloucester itself has very big Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons, Lidl and Aldi stores and there is a really good Waitrose in Cheltenham so I'll be able to access all of them on the bus or get him to drive me in and drop me and come home on the bus, will make such a difference.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 11th Aug 18, 8:35 PM
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    I couldn't manage without Sainsbugs online home delivery, seriously. I did try Asda but they were always late, stuff was out of stock or with stupid substitutes, etc. so I went back to Sainsbugs. Never had a single problem with them yet.
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 11th Aug 18, 10:14 PM
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    Thanks for the links Softstuff I will save them for when I have got to the weight I want to be. Have been doing this way of eating for about 6 weeks and have lost over a stone, I can now see a glimmer of a waist A long way to go, but it's a start
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    Huge congratulations for that weight loss. A stone is a huge amount of weight, when I'd lost that I lined up the equivalent in weight in groceries on the dining table. Quite motivating! I'm afraid though, that I included cake from the beginning.... even if I skipped a meal to keep the calories down
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 11th Aug 18, 10:38 PM
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    Completely random report - this morning I tried a hair treatment I haven't done for ages and it worked well. I used a foaming tea tree face wash on all but the ends of my hair, rubbing it into dry hair, smoothed a little argan oil onto the ends, then washed all off at once with fairly hot water.

    My hair smells lovely and is very clean and shiny. It feels really silky

    Softstuff, I will check out those recipes 'cos I am planning a cake (or more likely a traybake) that I can take on a family picnic at the end of Sept. My low carb desserts are confined to 85% dark chocolate or sugar-free jelly or rhubarb with cream atm

    Well done Islandmaid, that's great!!
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 11th Aug 18, 11:09 PM
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    Softstuff
    MMF, I would never have thought to do that that with face wash. Interesting.

    I serve the cake with blueberries (I use frozen and defrost them) or fresh strawberries and double cream (or in my husbands case, lactose free cream cheese). Even those folk extremely skeptical of this way of eating love that cake.
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • wondercollie
    • By wondercollie 12th Aug 18, 12:32 AM
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    Delurking to say, your yoghurt prices are cheap! Our greek yogurt is usually $3.33 for four 100 gram pots or the 1.75 kilo tub is $13.90.

    I don't understand how they price things. They jump from week to week.

    All I've got to add is ingrown toenail removed. Hurts like hades. Finally wore shoes for the first time in two weeks. The rest of the time has been the ultra fashionable crocs.
    • shanks77
    • By shanks77 12th Aug 18, 5:29 AM
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    Delurking to say, your yoghurt prices are cheap! Our greek yogurt is usually $3.33 for four 100 gram pots or the 1.75 kilo tub is $13.90.

    I don't understand how they price things. They jump from week to week.

    All I've got to add is ingrown toenail removed. Hurts like hades. Finally wore shoes for the first time in two weeks. The rest of the time has been the ultra fashionable crocs.
    Originally posted by wondercollie
    Ow speedy recovery Wondercollie xx
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 12th Aug 18, 7:35 AM
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    Morning all from a bizarre B&B room in northest of North West Welsh Wales (i am in Holyhead...) The room is long and thin with a double bed lengthwise in the middle of it, and it has a bunk bed over the top... there is barely room to swing a cat... Still it's perfectly clean and decent and breakfast is good.

    we are walking the Wales coast path and so did 12 miles yesterday from Holyhead to Treaddur bay. Holyhead is sadly neglected (decided understatement that is) but the scenery only a short distance out is absolutely stunning. Especially around South Stack Lighthouse... Today is Treaddur bay to ... somewhere before we make the long train journey back. It may be a case of 'see how far we get' but will be 9 or 10 miles. Today will take us over the 200 miles (out of 865 )

    And the best thing of all is that it isn't raining, despite the forecast last week and looks set to stay dry.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • Emptynester
    • By Emptynester 12th Aug 18, 9:35 AM
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    Mrs LW if you ever need to rely on supermarket deliveries I can vouch for the Tesco deliveries that come from the stores in Gloucester. I have needed to use a delivery service for the last couple of years and Tesco have been very good. On the rare occasion that there has been a problem their customer service has sorted it out quickly.
    In an attempt to reduce my bill I am currently trialing Asda. I've only had one delivery from them so it's far to early to compare. If they fall short I will go back to Tesco because they have given me good service.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    VJsmum Have a lovely day. So glad that your strange room is at least clean

    Wondercollie I can empathize with the sore toe, but when it has healed it will all be worth it. i had mine done a few years ago but they didn't remove the whole nail, just the sides. (Sorry if TMI for other readers!)
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