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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    redfox
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    • 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 PM
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    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

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    All the relevant information can be found in post number 2.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 15th Sep 18, 10:36 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Vs W (not Northern Ireland)
    1x Aunt Bessie's Mini Homestyle Roasties (700g) 2.00 1.02
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 704-707 inclusive; "Buy in M": post 707 onwards.
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 15th Sep 18, 11:31 PM
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    HILLBERN
    Hello,
    what an awful 3 weeks I have had in RL
    after having a lovely 3 days in London babysitting, going to mr man roadshow acquiring several books and vitamin tablets, being a 'local' if only to tell tourists directions and having a good journey home.. we had a phone call.
    a dear friend and former work colleague of DH passed away, it was very unexpected, he had bowel cancer which he beat and was waiting for a reversal op, but he died of ischemic heart disease we have been friends with them for over 40 years, although they moved several years ago we have had regular visits and catch ups and going to the respective childrens weddings.
    He was 72, the other friend in the trio with my DH, who were godparents to our children passed away 8 years ago he was 68
    so just my DH left
    This latest passing has really knocked the stuffing from me and ive found it difficult to focus on what I should be.... Is it selfish of me thinking how I would cope in the same situation,? I know I would survive but I know I wouldn't cope, I know that sounds very negative, I have been very aware of life and don't take things for granted, probably due to over 30years working and caring for the elderly and palliative on community for the nhs.
    The funeral is this coming week in Worcester at the crem, so a long drive, I in the normal way that would have been ok, but after having my 3 nights down in London this week the 2nd night my blow up mattress sprung a leak so from 1am I was on the settee, and by gum that was uncomfortable
    I awoke from probably an hours sleep finding I ached in every bone in my body...far more than usual and had a headache, putting both down to lack of sleep.
    I drove home in good time at lunchtime only taking 2 hrs 20 mins, I felt fine whilst driving got out of the car and I was so stiff I didn't how to move, so within 1/2 hr of being home I was in bed. nausea, temp, swollen glands and tonsils, headache felt dreadful and like that for 3 days, dosing up on brufen and paracetamol and copious amounts of water. I still feel rough but far from well my throat is the main problem when swallowing, but heyho ill get over it
    So I have now cancelled going to my nieces daughter christening, and cancelled London for 1 night as I don't think id have the energy to drive about 800 miles in 3 days to include babysitting, a christening a funeral and 2 nights away, 1 in London on 'the uncomfortable settee' and 1 in a t.lodge at stratford upon avon before the funeral in worcester
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 15th Sep 18, 11:39 PM
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    HILLBERN
    today we receive some devastating news, my tearaway GS who lives with us, his uncle passed away from an epileptic seizure, although gs hasn't seen any of that side (including his own father) since he was about 3, plesentaries have often been exchanged between gs and his other nan, so the door has always been left open. The uncle was only 40 lived and worked abroad so an awful ordeal for his mum to sort the arrangements out as uncle wasn't married but had a gf
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 15th Sep 18, 11:49 PM
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    HILLBERN
    feeling so unwell myself I haven't had laptop etc on for a few days, so hopefully ive caught up now, shame its so late as I would have loved a coffee from Pacifica....oh well better get one myself I suppose (decaff this time of night!!)

    I like many others are disappointed the apg is going, but I hardly use to get any wombles anyway, but it ...sorry the elite...has taught me a different way of shopping between the other supermarkets and how to use moc s to their full potential which I will still implement. I would have be good to have had 1 last biggie glitch before it ended,
    we will wait and see
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 15th Sep 18, 11:52 PM
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    HILLBERN
    I did win 25 from ernie a couple of weeks ago
    and I have the boys (GSs) back home with me tomorrow week for a week which will be great...de+dil are going to france and have tickets to the ryder cup
    so not all doom and gloom in my RL
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 15th Sep 18, 11:53 PM
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    HILLBERN
    JTS

    your signature is the best news x
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 16th Sep 18, 12:02 AM
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    Hillbern, so sorry you've had such an awful time. Hopefully the bad news is all behind you now. Hope you feel better soon.
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 16th Sep 18, 5:33 AM
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    O3 Screenwash
    Still available today for those who haven't picked it up yet. 2 litre, I was lucky and was given two 5 litre ones instead
    • elainemn
    • By elainemn 16th Sep 18, 6:53 AM
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    Good morning everyone. Hillbern, sorry you have had such as a bad time recently, hopefully you'll feel better soon.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 16th Sep 18, 7:32 AM
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    Good Morning :Hello:

    HILLBERN (((X)))
    Lost 3st-12.5lb
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 16th Sep 18, 8:01 AM
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    Good morning.

    Hillbern, sorry you've had such a rough time. Who's house is it you stay at when you go baby sitting? I thought it was your sons until you said you slept on an air bed.

    Gusto didn't disappoint again last night, we had burritos yum yum.
    Tonight is chicken tray bake, all I've added is some extra chicken but I stand corrected the portions are plenty big enough. Tbh I think I still cook the same amount as when dd was at home but I usually have some left over which I take to work the next day. As I said to sunflower last night as we exchanged food photos, if only we could always get them at this price we would never need to shop
    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations
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    • elliemoo
    • By elliemoo 16th Sep 18, 8:13 AM
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    Good morning all, happy Sunday.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 16th Sep 18, 8:24 AM
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    Morning paw sniffers

    So sorry to hear your news Hillbern. I suspected there was something up when you hadn't posted for a little while
    It sounds like the death of your friend has knocked you for six and being ill yourself you just don't cope in the way you would if you were ok
    I honestly don't know how you cope with all the long distance driving. Your life is a million miles an hour Hope you take some time to make a full recovery before you start up again

    Hugs to you and mr hillbilly x
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • tweets
    • By tweets 16th Sep 18, 8:24 AM
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    tweets
    hornetgirl was yesterday's smartest player!

    24 players played

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    Today's Topic (Sunday): General Knowledge 1 : Very Easy
    Lost 3st-12.5lb
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 16th Sep 18, 8:27 AM
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    Today I am planning my " best ever " roast dinner

    I'm even cooking the carrots in oranges

    Just on with the veg now

    Goodness it's windy today
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 16th Sep 18, 8:34 AM
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    Good morning shipmates

    Hugs to HILLBERN Please look after yourself

    My legs are stiff this morning, must be due to spending 2 hours up a stepladder in the garage, replacing a single light socket with an LED strip light. I thought it would take 30 minutes, but there's always unexpected complications when I do DIY
    Last edited by Jeremiah T Stone; 16-09-2018 at 8:37 AM.
    I'm in "Partial remission"
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 16th Sep 18, 8:36 AM
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    Sarahdol75
    Good morning everyone.

    Hillbern, so sorry to hear your news. You need to look after yourself aswell, sounds like you are running yourself round in circles.
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    835.4 miles 21.05.18
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 16th Sep 18, 8:45 AM
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    Jeremiah T Stone
    Today I am planning my " best ever " roast dinner

    I'm even cooking the carrots in oranges

    Just on with the veg now

    Goodness it's windy today
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    That's a coincidence, I have a huge, free range organic chicken for today's roast - most expensive chicken I've ever bought, so expections are high. Any tips will be greatly appreciated.

    I may as well try my most expensive cheddar tonight. I made it last March and it has been maturing nicely in my "cave" Taking into consideration the cost of the kit ( I haven't made any more since ) it works out over 100 per kilo
    I'm in "Partial remission"
    • mattswife
    • By mattswife 16th Sep 18, 8:52 AM
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    i always cook my roast chicken on a beer can, we have a stand for it but you could probably do it without. drink a 3rd of the beer and put fresh herbs in the can, mount (lol) the chicken on the can, give the skin a rub with a little oil, garlic and rosemary and stick it in the oven. it falls off the bone, makes the best crispy skin and its soooo moist (sorry).
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 16th Sep 18, 8:58 AM
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    emerald21
    Today I am planning my " best ever " roast dinner

    I'm even cooking the carrots in oranges

    Just on with the veg now

    Goodness it's windy today
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Can I come please

    Good Morning all , not much good at bootsale today
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