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    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    Glad
    The Compers Inn (part 48)
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    • 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
    The Compers Inn (part 48) 1st Jan 18 at 12:59 AM
    Welcome to the new Inn

    for comping and non comping chitchat leaving the rest of the board for comping discussions

    previous thread here
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Jan 19, 11:30 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Hiya all


    It's fairly mild here at the mo, not long back from my daily
    forest walk - quite a few Shetland ponies grazing today in
    their little groups.


    My only gripe today is a couple of people not clearing up
    after their dogs! Must admit, most do but there's always one
    or two who seems to think that it'll magically disappear over-
    night!





    ^^^ May print a few of these off & stick them around the
    forest (under the cover of darkness though!).



    lol Alfie, I've always talked to my animals like they were another person
    even chuntered away telling them all my
    woes, moans & highlights of the day like they understand lol,
    jeez, if they answered back i'd get the fright of my life
    Originally posted by fire**fly

    I have an admission fire**fly, you're not the only one, I do
    the same! Always nattering away to puddy about this n'
    that and every inbetween, always bending her ear!
    I find it very therapeutic, not so sure she does though!
    Love the new elephant emoticon, brilliant!


    Hope everything's ok rose. xx


    Well done on finding out about the garlic tip leanfun! It
    certainly did the trick! The link below makes for interesting
    reading!


    https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Folk-Remedies/


    Treating tooth-ache in the 19th century could be a gruesome
    business. Pain would be relieved, it was said, by driving a nail into
    the tooth until it bled, and then hammering the nail into a tree.
    The pain was then transferred to the tree. To prevent tooth-ache,
    a well tried method was to tie a dead mole around the neck!





    Have a lovely & lucky Saturday all and please take care
    whatever your plans.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • bbilly23
    • By bbilly23 12th Jan 19, 3:40 PM
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    Twitter Friends to Tag
    Hi,

    I was wondering if any one wouldn't mind being tagged as friends when I enter some twitter competitions.

    Sadly I don't know anyone on twitter to tag
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 12th Jan 19, 5:36 PM
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    fire**fly
    Hi,

    I was wondering if any one wouldn't mind being tagged as friends when I enter some twitter competitions.

    Sadly I don't know anyone on twitter to tag
    Originally posted by bbilly23

    hi, there's quite a few threads in the
    Compers Chat Corner that may help re tagging friends etc..
    ie..
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5912452&highlight=tagging+friends

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5820364&highlight=tagging+on+twit ter

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2617257

    hope this helps & lots of good luck.
    Last edited by fire**fly; 12-01-2019 at 6:11 PM.








    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 12th Jan 19, 6:11 PM
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    fire**fly
    evening all
    great link re the Hiatus Hernia leanfun
    learnt quite a few things from it thanks
    funny, we had a few problems with BT hub & phone for
    the past couple of days but seems to have settled now,
    hope yours is ok now x


    lol, alfie
    great idea to print some out & stick them up
    the jitty that leads up to our shops has notices up from
    the council but people still don't take any notice,
    might do a few myself & stick them up lol


    The link below makes for interesting
    reading!
    https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Folk-Remedies/

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue

    ^^^
    glad I wasn't around in them days lol Alfie


    have a great evening all & keep safe x








    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 13th Jan 19, 9:22 AM
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    Morning all,


    It is blowing a gale here - been pretty wet too. Usually head off on a Sunday when we are going away so seems strange not to be going until tomorrow. Haven't started to pack yet anyway. Been relaxing after all the celebrations and visits we have had since Xmas.
    Must admit the dog poo thing drives me mad too. It is a problem in our town and you know it is the same few dogs being allowed to mess on the pavements.

    We use loads of garlic in our food but don't think I could eat its on its own. Think it has helped lower DHs blood pressure though and we haven't really had the cold this winter so fingers crossed.
    DH making some porridge so must go and eat it.
    Good luck all


    sheils x
    March Wins :- 25 Weird Fish Voucher
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 13th Jan 19, 9:27 AM
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    tried an cat image but didn’t work.

    Lo at you talking to your cat too Alfie. Last time I called in neighbour her dog came to the door but with only two barks. There’s a glass in the door so she could see me. She wagged her tail once then turned around and went off into the front room. Well I thought that’s it neighbour is out.

    Morning dull but not so cold here this morning.

    We managed to go out for some groceries yesterday and I was glad to be back home. Throat still a bit sore but nose stayed dry. Thanks for the link Alfie re ancient remedies not nice at all. Like FireFly glad not to live then. Had forgotten all about the dirt and filth. Although when we go across BlackHeath that should be a reminder of how deseases spread quickly.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 13-01-2019 at 9:29 AM.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Jan 19, 12:54 PM
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    Afternoon all


    It's a mild but fairly windy day here, sun's trying to come out
    but it's struggling with the clouds!


    I agree fire**fly/sheils about the dog poop. Yuk! What is
    wrong with people, it only takes a second to bag it up & either
    bin it or dispose of it at home. And as for being unfortunate
    enough to actually step in it .......


    I can remember years ago, (when out walking in the forest with
    DD & little C Spaniel) having a 'heated' discussion with another
    dog walker (who just happened to be passing while I was
    clearing up after my dog). He actually had the cheek to say he
    didn't know why I bothered to do it as he'd never cleaned
    up after his dogs & that he always left it to decompose!!! Well,
    I really gave him what for (verbally) & he just walked away
    laughing. I'm afraid there's not a lot you can do with
    someone that ignorant!


    Anyhow, I printed off quite a few of the leaflets yesterday
    evening. Thankfully the forest was pretty deserted this morning
    (went early) so I managed to sneak around & put a few up on
    some of the gates.


    Re the 'Folk Remedies' link - I would have hated to live then!
    Some of the remedies sounded really gruesome!!


    Hope your sore throat gets better soon leanfun. xx Thankfully
    (& frantically touching wood ), I seem to be staying one step
    ahead of all the nasty germs doing the rounds. In fact I've
    kept fairly healthy for the last few years (I instantly regret
    saying that now, fingers n' paws crossed I don't go
    down with some sort of lurgy)!!


    Have a lovely relaxing Sunday all, take care.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 13th Jan 19, 5:50 PM
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    fire**fly
    good evening all
    blowing a right hoolie here this afternoon
    & tonight
    nearly got blown away filling up bird stations this
    afternoon lol

    well done putting the notices up Alfie re dog owners
    cleaning up
    hopefully it will help though as you say some don't seem to care
    good to know you're keeping healthy & well

    have a great time away sheils

    Lo at neighbours dog leanfun awww seems she was
    telling you she was ok,
    glad you got home safe yesterday after grocery shopping &
    hope the sore throat gets better soon ((hugs))
    I do find gargling with lemon juice & warm water
    a help when I've got one for a bit of relief iih x
    have a lovely evening all & keep safe & well x








    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 13th Jan 19, 7:59 PM
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    Thanks all I feel much better now but didn’t venture out today.

    Hope wind has calmed down Sheils and Firefly. Saw a plane couldn’t land at Leeds this afternoon due to wind and diverted to Liverpool.

    Sheils hope you have a good journey tomorrow.

    Picturing you going round with the leaflets made me smile Alfie.

    Rose hope you are ok.

    Hope everyone has a good evening.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Jan 19, 6:25 AM
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    Good morning all


    Finally the wind seems to have calmed down here, same as you
    fire**fly - it was starting to blow a hoolie here yesterday, late
    afternoon/early evening. And there was me thinking the early
    morning wind would gradually calm down as the day went on!
    No such luck!




    Think we're in for quite a decent weather day here, fingers
    crossed. I've got a fairly busy day ahead - got to go out &
    get provisions in first thing, then go for a brisk trot around the
    forest (hope my poop notices didn't blown away!)


    Also, was hoping to get out gardening yesterday but received
    an email in the morning to say the Brita water jug that I'd
    ordered a few days ago was out for delivery (& would be
    arriving between 10.30-9.00. So that scuppered my plans
    somewhat! Anyhow the water jug eventually arrived at
    5.00pm & very nice it is too. I already owned one (bought by
    DD years ago) but the little battery indicator thingy on the top
    of the lid had finally given up the ghost so I decided to treat
    myself.


    So hopefully, I'll get out gardening this afternoon. Think
    I've got the tree people coming Feb to give the larger trees
    a bit of a trim too.


    Hope you have a lovely few days away sheils, safe journey.


    I'm still plodding on re hunting the elusive Hummingbird!
    Cannot believe how many hours I'm actually spending,
    searching for the little blighter! Not doing too badly
    though (for me!) ......


    Up to now I've found:

    1 Koala - 10p
    2 Queen's Guards - 20p
    3 Croissants - 1
    3 Taxis - 5
    1 Sushi - Found yesterday (bet I won't be able to find the other
    3 though!). Finding 4 is worth 100!

    + 50 entries into the grand draw - just 7 days remaining

    Also had three weeny wins on Lotto (2 x 30.00)
    & Thunderball (5) this January.





    Have a lovely & lucky Monday all and please take care
    whatever your plans.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • indie
    • By indie 14th Jan 19, 8:24 AM
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    indie
    Morning, wind wasn't too bad here over the weekend.It's very dull and damp out at the moment but sun is trying to come out. I got a little gardening done yesterday out front so taking the cuttings over to tip later.
    Well done on the Hummingbird and Lotto wins Alfie. I only ever won a fiver once on it,and nothing bigger but keep trying,lol.
    Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 14th Jan 19, 9:26 AM
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    Suns out here this morning but still chilly.

    Well done with humming bird Alfie. So far I managed 20p with Queens Guards. Have one or two of everything else. Well done on Lotto wins too.

    Well done on the gardening Indie.

    Let’s hope for a lucky week.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Jan 19, 9:42 PM
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    fire**fly
    evening all
    windy weather has calmed down a lot today thank goodness!
    though the sun was trying to shine it was still bitterly
    cold out here

    yay, well done on the wins Alfie
    had a wem today from cosmopolitan ..
    You recently entered our Cosmopolitan Competitions competition and have won:
    Natural Skin Balm
    https://comps.cosmopolitan.co.uk/competition/skinbalm_cosmopolitan.php
    as I suffer with very dry skin this will be brilliant


    hope everyone else is ok & keeping warm & well x








    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 15th Jan 19, 9:22 AM
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    Morning very dark and dull here this mirning.

    Well done on win FireFly great it is something you can use. Since end of Advents I’ve been having a go with a few mag comps.

    Hope everyone is ready for the cold spell due later in week. We have an an online order coming later today for things for the cupboard. Just read an article about stock piling for No Deal but we have not been doing that.

    Take care and good luck.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 15th Jan 19, 12:19 PM
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    Just read
    Decimal Day - On 15 February 1971 the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Jan 19, 12:43 PM
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    Good afternoon all


    It's a dull looking day here too leanfun although still fairly
    mild. The weather forecast doesn't make for very good
    reading over the next few days - apparently today will be
    the last mild day, then we're due to have visits from Jack
    Frost up to (& maybe including the wkend?), - makes me
    feel cold just thinking about it! Brrrrrr! Also think I'll
    be due a bit of rain tomorrow too!


    I had to book an appointment at the vets yesterday for
    poorly puddy cat. They managed to squeeze her in late
    afternoon.


    I was so worried about her, scrapped all the plans for the
    day, (except for topping up the birdie feeders and replenishing
    their water) .... just couldn't focus on anything else. I've always
    been a worrier though, all my life - worrying about everyone &
    everything, my dad was the same.


    Anyhow .... she'd started to occasionally scratch around her
    neck last Thursday'ish so I was keeping an eye on her. Well,
    come Sunday she was still scratching & yesterday morning it
    seemed to be so much worse - I found little clumps of fur/
    skin in the hallway/lounge and she wouldn't let
    me touch her neck anymore. She was also going OTT re
    cleaning/nibbling every part of her body. She must have been
    in quite a bit of discomfort at this point. My first thought
    was fleas although I couldn't see any on her!


    Well, lovely vet saved the day! Apparently, from Autumn
    2018 onwards the flea population has risen considerably (due
    to various reasons) and they've been inundated with cases.
    Although there were no actual fleas left on my cat, due to her
    manic cleaning sessions, the little blighters had left their
    trademark - microscopic droppings - barely visible, even
    when using a flea comb.


    The vet gave her a steroid injection to relieve the itching,
    plus 3 months supply of 'Advantage' (I'd previously been
    using another well known make but was told it wasn't
    strong enough, even for indoor cats). Also came away with
    a large can of 'R.I.P.FleasExtra' to spray indoors & I've had to
    wash all cat's bedding etc at 60 degrees just to make sure
    there are no traces left.


    In the UK, fleas can be a year-round problem for both indoor and
    outdoor cats. We as humans can carry fleas (adults, larvae and
    eggs) from the outdoor environment and deposit them within the
    home environment.
    Yuk!

    https://www.yourcat.co.uk/cat-advice/how-often-should-i-treat-my-indoor-cat-for-fleas/


    Anyway, I'm happy to say that she's back to her normal
    'naughty' but lovable self today. I've been forgiven for taking
    her to the naughty vet yesterday and all is well in her little
    world.


    evening all
    windy weather has calmed down a lot today thank goodness!
    though the sun was trying to shine it was still bitterly
    cold out here

    yay, well done on the wins Alfie
    had a wem today from cosmopolitan ..
    You recently entered our Cosmopolitan Competitions competition and have won:
    Natural Skin Balm
    https://comps.cosmopolitan.co.uk/competition/skinbalm_cosmopolitan.php
    as I suffer with very dry skin this will be brilliant
    Originally posted by fire**fly

    Excellent & very useful prize fire**fly, very well done!


    Have a lovely Tuesday all and please take care whatever
    your plans.






    Alfie xxx
    Last edited by AlfieBlue; 15-01-2019 at 3:22 PM.
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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 15th Jan 19, 12:47 PM
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    Afternoon everyone. Hope you are all well. Bit cold here but no rain. Well done to all winners. No luck here as yet. Trying to do an online shop but just can't get in to it. Do not know what I want to eat. Have had so much rich food etc it is putting me off. Had scrambled egg and bacon with a slice of bread last night for dinner as could not face anything I had in freezer.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 15th Jan 19, 5:09 PM
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    Rose hope you have come up with some ideas for online shop. Scrambled egg and bacon sounds good for last night. We had mushroom omelets last night. I don’t think it matters as long as you eat. Know what you mean about rich food.

    Have a good evening all.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Jan 19, 10:57 AM
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    Good morning all

    It's a bit of a wet, windy & wild day here today.


    Still managed my walk in the forest though, wellies & water-
    proof coat were the order of the day. Definitely not an
    umbrella though ..... didn't fancy doing a Mary Poppins!


    My only gripe today is a couple of people not clearing up
    after their dogs! Must admit, most do but there's always one
    or two who seems to think that it'll magically disappear over-
    night!





    ^^^ May print a few of these off & stick them around the
    forest (under the cover of darkness though!).
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue

    I was fairly worried that my little notices (above) may
    have blown away. Well, they're still in place but one cheeky
    blighter had hung a full poop bag next to the notice!
    I must see if there's one that actually says
    'either bin it or dispose of it at home'. Jeez!


    Puddy's fine again now, no more of that dreadful scratching,
    thank goodness! The steroid injection plus the first dose of
    Advantage worked a treat.


    I'm going to stay indoors today, catch up with comping then
    have a little search for the dratted elusive hummingbird!


    Have a lovely & lucky day all and please take care whatever
    your plans.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 16th Jan 19, 11:27 AM
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    Hi all checking in quickly. No wins to report at all, which is odd I get one a week normally even if it is something small, I enter about 300 a day. 2 small ones in December.

    Hope you are all well and had some wins yourselves. Christmas is way done here all food eaten (thankfully we didn't go overboard)
    I think I have left the last of my severe depressive state behind, I feel like I have woken up out of a fog, and i am hating how it's ravaged my body , I am so overweight from years of not caring or not being aware enough about what I am eating etc. But thats all changed I feel great (dry january) and I have started eating better foods.
    I have lost 2lbs in 2 weeks but it's not really a diet just better habits more fruit and veg, no junk food.

    Alfie, one of ours has had the same scabby all over and losing clumps. First vet said he would need tablets and xrays for the rest of his life (feeding a cat tablets twice a day when you have 2 others to try and stop eating that cats food..) second time we went for a check up the second vet said no, just have the steroid injection and flea drops . (his is a food allergy they can't pinpoint). Anyway the jab even with the drops is much more easier and less expensive and he doesn't need x-rays. Phew.
    There are loads of fleas this year, I read as cats get older they get more susseptable to them, because like us the skin thins.

    Anyway have a great day all, it's gloomy and chilly here, My daffs are almost in bud already!
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