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    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    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
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    • indie
    • By indie 6th Jan 20, 12:41 PM
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    Afternoon
    Good news about neighbour coming home,she will feel better being at home.Hope you got your tree down this time.I have been looking for blu-tack i put away (where i could find it again) and everytime i start looking the door goes DS and GF ask a question or phone goes. Still haven't found it and givern up looking now.Only been trying since just after 9 this morning,lol. It will be easier to buy a new one next shopping trip.
    DS won a mag daily today a Poinsettia,that should brighten things up as now decs and tree are away everything seems so dull.It's cold and dark here today so have lights on.Hope you all have a good afternoon.
    • indie
    • By indie 7th Jan 20, 8:19 AM
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    Morning, it's a damp start to the day here but not cold, we are having strange weather again up in double figures for a couple of days.DS had another email from mag daily PR company saying sorry we couldn't get hold of address before christmas to send christmas Poinsettia plant so sending a different one on wednesday. I also had my first instagram win, a bracelet and chocolates.I was begining to lose heart with instagram as not had a sniff of a win and 1 turns up,lol.Got to get some milk and bread later but other than that not up to much today.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 7th Jan 20, 8:53 AM
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    Morning,


    Well done to you and your DS indie.


    Hope you got everything cleared up ok leanfun.



    Having a lovely break, weather been a bit wet so been making use of the spa at hotel. Done quite a bit of walking too though, about 18,500 steps yesterday (got soaked on way back to hotel!)
    Going to motor museum today and then on to Best Western hotel in Kendal.
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 8th Jan 20, 10:33 AM
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    Morning. Agree with you about the weather Indie. We were at DD1’s last night and on the way back it was 13 degrees at 10pm. She had to work late so we picked GS up from childminders.

    Well done on your Son’s mag win. Agree once decorations are down everything looks bare. Hope they send a nice plant. It’s strange about Instagram because a lot of the comps don’t have vast number of entries. Well done on your win. I was trying both and twitter and Instagram not to enter comps from bloggers but somehow you get sucked in. Wins on both are scarce. We seem to have had more success with the mag dailies but you never know.

    Sheils great you are having a good break and still managing to walk despite the weather.

    Good luck everyone.
    • indie
    • By indie 8th Jan 20, 3:47 PM
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    Afternoon
    The plant turned up and it is lovely, indoor rose bush from M&S in a nice tin. I don't do instagram that needs lots of likes but i know what you mean about getting sucked in.Yes we always seem to win more on mag dailys but as they say "you have to be in it to win".It was great to see we had 2 radio winners on site yesterday,gives us all hope,lol.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 9th Jan 20, 11:34 PM
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    Indie great the prize they sent your son was so nice. Brilliant for this time of year to cheer you all up.

    Agree with you about Instagram comps with lots of likes. It’s like gleam with lots of entries I just couldn’t be asked. Also agree with you about having to be in it... when I started in here advice was to enter a range of different competitions that’s why I started Twitter when there were lots of comps from there. Have to say I do like most of the pictures on Instagram.
    Let’s hope we have some luck this year but it’s a hobby.

    We mega overslept again today. Don’t think I can remember being so tired and no energy.

    Looks as though some parts if the country are in for bad weather but it’s still fairly mild here.
    • indie
    • By indie 10th Jan 20, 12:13 PM
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    I expect your just recharging your batteries now leanfun after having a busy time with family last month. I always think you must need the sleep or you wouldn't do it. Last night was the first night i have slept through for nearly a week, and i feel better for it.
    We had sunshine earlier but it's gone now, at least it's dry out at the moment, although very cold out there.I did pop to Tesco's earlier for a few bits but don't plan on going out again today. I am not working till sunday so still have a couple of days off.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 10th Jan 20, 1:14 PM
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    We are back home now. Hotel in Kendal was very nice - food lovely and with a nice pool, spa and sauna .
    Lovely sunny day here so got the washing hung out.
    Had bad news, DS3 slipped on ice in Austria and has broken his ankle.
    He arrived back yesterday and might need an operation and will be off work for at least 8 wks.
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    • indie
    • By indie 10th Jan 20, 1:57 PM
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    Oh no, sorry to hear that sheils.Let's hope he don't need an op.
    • indie
    • By indie 10th Jan 20, 3:24 PM
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    Just had a little win on last months daily Arla Big Milk Gruffalo Competition a personlised notepad.I asked for one of my nephews name to be put on as he loves the Gruffalo.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 11th Jan 20, 9:10 AM
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    Morning. Sheils sorry to hear about your DS3. It must be very painful. Hope he didn’t need operation. That’s so disappointing for them when they were settling in.
    Pleased you enjoyed your break.

    Indie well done on notebook win.

    Take care everyone and good luck.
    • indie
    • By indie 11th Jan 20, 10:30 AM
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    Morning, wet and windy here at the moment. Just dropped DS's GF off at work, she's on till 7 tonight and DS is off to work later this afternoon. So a quiet afternoon for me.Hope you all have a good weekend.
    • indie
    • By indie 13th Jan 20, 11:50 AM
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    Morning, work was ok yesterday I spent the morning on the dementia floor then the afternoon on nursing floor so did a bit of everything,lol.
    Having a relaxing day today as DS did washing yesterday so just a bit of housework to do and that can be done tomorrow.I won 30p on the bird ( Topcashback)over the last 2 days but won't be retiring,lol.
    Hope you all have a lucky week.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 13th Jan 20, 1:01 PM
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    Just back from a walk down town. It is blowing a gale here and rain forecast for later. Like to get out for a little while though. There are flood alerts for this area and the harbour looked like the water was going to come over anytime.


    Luckily DS3 doesn't need an op but will take a while and won't be able to work which is a worry.


    Enjoy your relax indie. I did all the washing yesterday too as it was such a lovely day.


    Hope you are feeling better now leanfun. It is tiring having people visit - cooking, cleaning etc.
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 13th Jan 20, 11:53 PM
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    Sheils hope weather your way has not been too bad. A friend in Glasgow messaged tonight to say lots of trees down there.
    Pleased your DS3 does not need an op but it will take a long time to be better. It’s certainly a worry.
    Thanks we are beginning to feel a lot better. I’m only just starting to catch up with all the bedlinen, normally it would be done ages ago.

    Indie hope you had a relaxing day. Well done on 30p win. I managed 20p.

    Take care everyone and good luck.
    • indie
    • By indie 14th Jan 20, 8:36 AM
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    Good news about your DS3 sheils,it should heal quicker without an op. Has he been told how long to expect being off work?
    I hope the weather wasn't too bad for you last night.
    Glad your feeling much better leanfun,
    I wasn't very well yesterday and started being sick in the afternoon, went to bed at 6 and got up at 2 and sickness gone.I must have picked up a bug from work.DS was panicking as mum is never ill,bless him.
    I have had a couple of dry biscuits to take my meds with and they have stayed down so that's good.I am just going to take it easy today.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 14th Jan 20, 8:59 AM
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    Morning,

    Heading off to Dumfries for cars first service. That year went quickly!
    Got 3 years “free” services with car and then garage went bust but luckily services were with Mitsubishi. Thought we would need to take car 60 miles for it but another garage took over a couple of months ago in Dumfries which is about 28miles.
    Going to visit DD in her new flat, haven’t seen it yet. In fact we haven’t seen her this year yet! She is on holiday again though. Think she is going to visit DS2 and family tomorrow for a few days. Hopefully she will see DS3 too while in that area. He isn’t very forthcoming with info.

    Glad you are feeling fitter now leanfun.

    Hope you are ok now indie. I hate being sick.

    Must get on. Good luck all x
    Last edited by sheils6; 14-01-2020 at 9:02 AM.
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    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 14th Jan 20, 9:40 AM
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    Indie hope you are okay today and sickness has gone. Smiled about your son. Hope you have a good rest, take care.

    Sheils sorry to hear the car dealer went bust but pleased your services were with Mitsubishi. It’s great when you don’t have to worry about the service. Hope you have a good day today visiting DD. Great she is going to visit her nephew tomorrow. Sheils hope weather is better your way.

    It’s GD in Scotland’s 8th birthday today. Hope weather is not too bad for her.

    More wasting and ironing here nearly done.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 14-01-2020 at 9:43 AM.
    • indie
    • By indie 15th Jan 20, 8:33 AM
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    Morning, what a night it was, thought the wind was going to take the roof off. It has dropped now but rain is still going. Haven't been out back yet to see if there is any damage but can see fences are still up.
    Hope you had a good visit at DD's sheils and your car had it service ok.
    I know what you mean about the washing and ironing leanfun, it seems never ending sometimes as you get one lot done then before you know it there is another lot waiting to be done.
    I need to pop to shops later for a few bits, hope you all have a lucky day
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 15th Jan 20, 9:41 AM
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    Great you are a lot better Indie. We too had strong winds last night and it’s still raining. Heard from Scotland last night they were ok and GK had a good birthday yesterday.

    Bad news from my sister yesterday. Her eye sight is no better. The steroid drops have made no difference. She is waiting for her appointment at the end of the month with the specialist clinic. Yesterday a friend drove her miles to a specialist optician near her that had similar equipment to the hospital. He said her eye sight has deteriorated more. On the good side he was able to prescribe glasses that enable her to see the end of the pavement which she hasn’t been able to see for years and has caused her great anxiety. She also has terrible time with stairs.
    The thing is medicine has improved so much we expect a lot. At the beginning of the nineties I worked with someone who had glaucoma and was going blind. Now the drops my sister has have stopped further development of her glaucoma for years. I think I said before she is in the same position as you Indie re retirement and still has a few years to work before she receives her pension.

    Yes re washing spoke too soon about it being nearly done. We changed some beds yesterday and loads of bed linen awaits.

    Let’s hope there’s some luck with the competitions. Take care.
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