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    • Glad
    • By Glad 31st Dec 17, 11:59 PM
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    The Compers Inn (part 48)
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    • 31st Dec 17, 11:59 PM
    The Compers Inn (part 48) 31st Dec 17 at 11:59 PM
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    • indie
    • By indie 9th Apr 19, 8:36 AM
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    Morning,your doing well with the points sheils.Great you nearly have enough points for another 2 nights. I have been doing the Quidco comp and won £1.10p so far. I see the Hummingbird comp is back as well.
    It's a misty start to the day here,rain expected later. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 9th Apr 19, 9:34 AM
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    Very dull here again today.

    Sheils hope you get out today picnic sounds good. It’s hard worrying about our children when they are adults. Even if she’s not living with you your DD will need your support.

    Well done Alfie on joining the cleanup at the weekend. DS has not been involved yet this year but he has been out clearing his local river.

    Here it was dull yesterday but I managed to take GS to the park. He had been to tennis club with his mum on Sunday so she left rackets here. We are lucky one of our local parks has free tennis courts. After no exercise tennis was a killer for me. I never could play. GS even said his legs were aching as we left the court but then a few yards later found the energy to play in the children’s play area. So he was well happy.

    As it’s just us this week and his Mum doesn’t have her usual day off she has managed to get a place in a childcare centre near them for two days. They take them out so he’s off to a NT place today and cinema tomorrow. We have a break till Thursday.

    Well done on the Quidco win Sheils and the points. Saw the hummingbird Indie. Good luck everyone.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 9th Apr 19, 9:58 AM
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    Good morning,

    Another lovely sunny day here.
    DH and I went out to wash car and do some gardening yesterday but so many neighbours were going about we spent most of time chatting.
    Quite a few of neighbours are like us and often away so lovely to catch up.

    Well done playing tennis leanfun!

    Had a strange LEM yesterday. Had entered to win a car ferry crossing to Belfast and didn't win but it gave me the option of going on the site and bagging one of the unclaimed prizes. Went on and got one of 17 prizes for return sailings to Arran for 10th June. All seemed a bit strange - they had hundreds of sailings from and to places I had never even heard of!
    Quite chuffed with Arran anyway as only been once before on a different win. Didn't go to Broddick Castle last time we went as not NTS members then but will go this time I hope.
    Having cuppa and then going for a walk.


    sheils x
    April wins :- £6 Quidco Ferry trip to Arran 60p Topcashback £1 GfK Media Forest Holiday
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Apr 19, 6:46 PM
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    Hi


    Hope you're all ok & still raring to go on this not so
    glorious Tuesday!


    Well, the weather forecast was spot on for today - beautiful
    morning followed by a wet afternoon. So went out to
    Mr. T's first thing for provisions & petrol. Came home,
    packed all the goodies away, went out again for puddy's food
    & couple of birthday cards plus called in the vets for more
    Advantage drops. Just got back indoors before the rain
    started!


    Well done playing tennis leanfun & really handy having a
    park nearby with free tennis courts! Many thanks re Great
    British Spring Clean. Couldn't believe how much rubbish we
    managed to collect. Hard work but good fun.


    Well done with Quidco wins & points sheils. Well done indie
    on Quidco wins.


    I've also been entering the Quidco comp & won zilch.


    Had a bit more luck with Topcashback - won 10p!
    Still, plenty of time yet!








    https://www.topcashback.co.uk/blog/easter-treats-cashback-giveaway/








    Birds Eye marks National Unicorn Day with rainbow waffles
    launch



    https://youtu.be/1IvhdiU_tSE

    To mark National Unicorn Day, Birds Eye has launched a new
    product called rainbow potato waffles.

    In line with the fantastical nature of unicorns, Birds Eye is
    marketing the new product with a similar fictional narrative,
    claiming that 9 out of 10 Unicorns prefer Rainbow Waffles.

    'The Unicorn Research Agency' validate the marketing claim in a
    tongue and cheek launch film that stars 10 'real' unicorns.

    Although National Unicorn Day is just one day amongst a wash of
    national marketing days that brands tap into throughout the year
    since it launched in 2008 it has gained in precedence each year.

    This year, a whole host of brands have jumped onboard the
    national day inspired by a mythical creature. Ben & Jerry's is
    offering free unicorn inspired ice cream, while Muller has unveiled
    new Unicorn Corners..... [Cont'd] >>>

    https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/04/09/birdseye-marks-national-unicorn-day-with-rainbow-waffles-launch






    ^^^ Love this, so true.





    Died today in 1747...Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat. A Scottish
    Jacobite, he was convicted of treason against the Crown and was
    the last man to be publicly beheaded. Just before his execution a
    viewing platform holding spectators collapsed with the death of 20
    people, much to Lovat's amusement. This may be the origin of the
    saying, 'laughing your head off'.



    https://www.historic-uk.com/


    Have a lovely evening all, take care.

    Alfie xxx
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 10th Apr 19, 8:14 AM
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    Ho ho to laughing your head off Alfie. I’ve never heard about the origin before. There were loads of unicorn competitions over on twitter yesterday.

    Sheils well done on the Arran crossing. We went for a holiday once to Arran. Flew to Prestwick, then train and ferry rented a lovely cottage for a week. We too missed the castle as DH only hired a car for two days and we had DS, DD1 and her BF with us. Beautiful scenery but many midges in August.

    Yesterday I had an email to say I was runner up for a screening of the New Mary Poppins Film. It was for grandparents and grandchildren and happening this morning. If someone dropped out they would phone but they would send me the book they are handing out at the screening.
    Good job I didn’t win as GS is not here today.

    Also had a message for a fiction book over on Twitter.

    It’s sunny here today. Take care all and good luck.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Apr 19, 7:56 AM
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    Good morning


    Happy Thursday, hope you're all ok. It's a beautiful day
    here & I can hear the garden calling!


    Yesterday I had an email to say I was runner up for a screening of the New Mary Poppins Film. It was for grandparents and grandchildren and happening this morning. If someone dropped out they would phone but they would send me the book they are handing out at the screening.
    Good job I didnít win as GS is not here today.

    Also had a message for a fiction book over on Twitter.
    Originally posted by leanfun30

    Lovely runner up prize leanfun. Love the look of the new Mary
    Poppins film. I can remember going to see the original film at
    the cinema with my mum, all those years ago. Still love
    watching it on DVD/TV. Also well done on twitter win.





    Get involved in Parkinson's Is

    On World Parkinson's Day, 11 April 2019, Parkinson's UK is
    launching an attention-grabbing marketing campaign to show the
    reality of life with Parkinson's. Together we can make more people
    sit up and listen.

    We know from research that people don't think Parkinson's is a
    serious condition. And people with Parkinson's have told us they
    don't feel understood. In 2019 and beyond, we're working hard to
    change this.

    On World Parkinson's Day, 11 April 2019, we're launching
    'Parkinson's Is' - a campaign to increase understanding of
    Parkinson's as a serious condition.



    https://youtu.be/ozeb9O4suMQ

    HOW TO GET INVOLVED

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Together, we can make the world sit up and listen.

    From 11th April, share our campaign video far and wide on your
    social media using #ParkinsonsIs and let's show the real impact of
    Parkinson's. The video will be available on the day on our
    Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.

    You can find all our social media resources, to help you spread the
    word, on our Parkinson's Is social media page.... [Cont'd] >>>

    https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/parkinsons-is

    https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/


    Have a lovely & lucky day all, take care.

    Alfie xxx
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    • indie
    • By indie 11th Apr 19, 9:21 AM
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    Morning, nice day here and have put washing out.Interesting read about Parkinsons Alfie. We have a few people with the condition where i work and my sons GF uncle has it so great they have a world day for it.
    I woke with stiff hands and hip today so doing dailys ect are taking me a bit longer,but hopefully they will loosen up later. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 11th Apr 19, 9:58 AM
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    Morning. Has been sunny here but just disappeared.

    Indie hope your stiffening eases soon.

    Alfie thanks didn’t know it’s Worlld Parkinson day. One of our friends has it. His condition has deteriorated rapidly. There are so many more cases now.

    This morning DD2 has decided to come here tonight with the two children. So we have been lucky enough to get an online shopping for tonight. We also have other GS here and he’s staying overnight. I’ve moved some things about and thought I’d have a break before making beds.

    Firefly we added two Aunty Bessie’s crumbles. They were £1.50 each.

    Suns out again. Hope everyone has a good and lucky day.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 12th Apr 19, 7:14 AM
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    Another lovely sunny morning here. We had a lovely loch walk yesterday at nearby town and couldn't believe how dry the surrounding usual marshy ground was. Don't know how long it is since we had rain. Sure it will make up for it soon. Great to cut the grass and hang out the washing anytime.


    Had never heard of the "laughing your head off" story Alfie. Expect your garden is getting lots of attention these days.


    Indie, hope you are feeling fitter today.


    You are going to be busy again by the sounds of it leanfun.


    Hope everything ok FF and rose.



    Good luck to all.


    sheils x
    April wins :- £6 Quidco Ferry trip to Arran 60p Topcashback £1 GfK Media Forest Holiday
    • indie
    • By indie 12th Apr 19, 10:05 AM
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    Morning, hands feel better today so meds are working.It's a sunny day here, but a little on the chilly side. Hopefully it will warm up later. I had to phone the tax office earlier as they gave me a strange tax code, 20 mins i was waiting to get through but hopefully all sorted now.We shall see when i get paid next time,lol.Nothing really planned for today as yet so may do some gardening later. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Apr 19, 6:58 AM
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    Good morning


    Hope you're all ok. It's going to be another beautiful day
    here but feels chilly at the mo!


    Your loch walk sounds lovely sheils. I'm still getting my
    daily forest walk in & have been working in the garden
    making the most of the weather!


    Lovely family are all coming down to mine for Easter so
    went out shopping yesterday with Easter eggs top of
    my shopping list. Managed to get really cute ones for
    little granddaughters plus a bunny bag each. Also
    bought some cheap kiddy ones for all the adults although
    have my suspicions that GDs will have their eyes on them
    too!


    My youngest GD has been suffering from croup! To cut
    a long story short & after a very worrying time, she was
    taken to hospital by ambulance a couple of days ago. She
    was seen very quickly & given a dose of steroids to calm
    her breathing down, especially during the night when the
    croup symptoms may worsen.


    Daughter said the cough was painful to listen to & it's
    been a scary time for GD, really gasping for breath &
    extremely worrying for mum & dad & for all.


    Anyhow, she's now full of beans & raring to go, so seems
    to have made a good recovery, & thankfully back to her
    normal cheerful self. NHS staff were excellent
    throughout.


    Have to admit, I vaguely recall hearing about croup
    years ago, had no idea that it's still very common,
    particularly in youngsters.


    Pleased your hands are feeling better now indie. Hope
    your tax code has been sorted out too.



    Had a bit more luck with Topcashback - won 10p!
    Still, plenty of time yet!








    https://www.topcashback.co.uk/blog/easter-treats-cashback-giveaway/


    Originally posted by AlfieBlue

    Since posting the above ^^^ I've also won .................
    20p! Yay! I'm in the money!


    Have a lovely & lucky day all, take care.

    Alfie xxx
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    • indie
    • By indie 13th Apr 19, 7:10 AM
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    Morning, well done on the Topcashback wins Alfie. Please spend it wisely,lol. I won 10p today so your doing well. It's a sunny day here again but chilly out. Hoping to cut the grass later when the ground warms a little. Sounds like you are going to have a busy easter Alfie. I haven't heard of croup for years either so maybe it's coming back.Glad your GD is feeling better now it must have been frightning for all concerned.
    Off to make a coffee now. Hope you all have a good weekend.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 14th Apr 19, 7:34 AM
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    Alfie sorry about your GD and groop great she is in the mend in time for Easter. Well done on the 20p. The day it started I found three eggs and thought soppy until I realised you had to find all the same colour!

    Here was a typical April day lots of showers and fleeting sunshine and cold. Feels even colder this morning.

    We went to the park on Friday but didn’t go out yesterday. DD2 and GD went to local shops and found some balloons so it was indoor tennis and other games. Years ago I bought some small bats from Early Learning and they have bouncy insides but they don’t seem to sell them anymore. They also got the wooden train track out. Years ago I bought an enormous amount of track and trains in an enormous plastic container for only £10 from eBay. It was my best bargain buy.

    Think you are having better weather than us Sheils makes a change.

    Have a good Sunday all.
    • indie
    • By indie 14th Apr 19, 9:50 AM
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    Morning, the train set sounds a good buy leanfun. I expect it would cost a lot more now and toys like that are great for putting away as you never know when they come in handy. We have a sunny day here but there is a wind,great for getting the washing dry. I have put 2 lots out and it's blowing well. I have joined Instagram,don't know what i am doing yet but sure i will get use to it in time,lol. Hope you all have a good sunday.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 14th Apr 19, 3:33 PM
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    Not been as sunny today and a tad cooler but ok.


    Think DS3 had croup when he was little Alfie. Had to put him in a steamy bathroom if I remember right. Can't remember what else we had to do. It was scary though.


    Train track sounds good leanfun. None of mine were really into trains- suppose because we don't have a railway near. We did have Thomas the Tank Engine things though as watched the TV series.


    Good luck with Instagram indie. I don't like it for comps very much as so many things have to be done on the mobile. Will see if I can find you on it.


    sheils x
    April wins :- £6 Quidco Ferry trip to Arran 60p Topcashback £1 GfK Media Forest Holiday
    • indie
    • By indie 15th Apr 19, 6:19 AM
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    Morning, very dull and chilly start to the morning here. I am doing instagram on my pc sheils before i tackle it on the phone,lol. My DS and his GF don't go on it so i am trying to work it out by other means. I am having my nephew today so as he loves gardening i will get him to help me pot some seeds ect. Hope you all have a good day.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Apr 19, 12:37 PM
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    Hiya

    Beautiful day now but really chilly earlier.
    Brrrr!


    Actually managed to do washing, drying & the ironing
    yesterday (all on the same day)! It's amazing how
    organised I suddenly become when family are due to
    visit!


    Well, little granddaughter is fine now after her particularly
    nasty bout of croup but unfortunately my daughter has now
    caught it! Thankfully (most) adults only have a sore throat
    & niggly cough for a couple of days with the croup virus. So
    apart from sore throat/slight cough, daughter is not showing
    any other symptoms, much to my relief.


    All the family are coming down for Easter & son's girlfriend
    has been secretly making plans with us today to arrange a
    surprise birthday meal for him up in Covent Garden. His
    birthday is actually 4th May so we're all giving him his cards,
    pressies etc this Easter weekend, for him to take back up to
    London & open on the day. Little does he know we'll be up
    there with him to join in the celebrations!


    I promise to spend my Topcashback win wisely indie!
    Plus, I've only gone & won 10p from Quidco -
    yay - I'm on a roll! This time next year rodders!





    Sounds as if you're having a fun time with GKs leanfun. We
    play the same balloon game & also have lots of wooden
    trains/tracks for the little ones to play with. You certainly got
    a bargain from ebay because it's very expensive to buy new!
    Five year old is now really into Playmobil - amazing to think
    my kids loved it when they were her age - brilliant range of
    toys!


    Enjoy your day with nephew indie, love it when youngsters
    enjoy gardening. Eldest GD loves potting up & watching/
    waiting for seeds to grow. For the last couple of years she
    has given me a beautiful Sunflower in a pot for my
    patio.


    Must get on, busy afternoon ahead - comping, gardening,
    cooking stuff to put in freezer (ready for Easter) etc. etc.
    The list goes on ......


    Have a lovely afternoon/evening all, take care.

    Alfie xxx
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    • indie
    • By indie 16th Apr 19, 8:02 AM
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    Morning, very dull here at the moment.But set to change for Easter.Sounds like you are going to have a busy time at the weekend Alfie but great you will see all the family. I am going to nephews sat evening to look after the boys whilst he goes to London to his brothers 40th birthday party. He can't relax when he has the boys with him so it's better i watch them.I had some good news yesterday, my agency has got new contracts and one of the homes i use to go to with my last agency.I went there nearly 3 years so know all the staff and how they work. I am going there tomorrow and thursday. Will be good to see the staff again. Right, washing machine has finished so better go hang it out. Hope you all have a good day
    • indie
    • By indie 16th Apr 19, 8:30 AM
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    Just got email from Willerby daily egg comp. I have won an easter egg. I have entered so many comps to win one that finally did,lol
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 16th Apr 19, 3:28 PM
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    Well it had to happen, we have rain! Supposed to be away by tomorrow though.


    Sounds like you are going to have a good and busy Easter Alfie.


    Great you will see some old colleagues indie and well done on the egg win.


    I have some good news to report. Firstly Dd and her BF are back together which we are really pleased about. Secondly I finally had a good win and have won a Forest Holidays break. Going to be difficult to get a good date though as some places booked up and we have loads booked already. Not had a reply yet either but hopefully all will go well.


    sheils x
    April wins :- £6 Quidco Ferry trip to Arran 60p Topcashback £1 GfK Media Forest Holiday
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