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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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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Mar 18, 9:18 AM
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    all

    a bright & breezy morning here

    im same as you leanfun & usually send a thank you to
    the promoters etc when ive won,
    think its only good manners x

    sorry to hear your news re cousin sheils ((hugs)) x
    lol @ DDs BF having a forgetful moment
    made me smile thinking its true not just us oldies

    have a lovely day all & hopefully a lucky one x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Mar 18, 10:13 AM
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    Albert Einstein Pi Day


    Good morning

    Not a brilliant start here! When I posted my Betty blog this
    morning ..... to my horror every single apostrophe had been
    replaced by gobbledygook!!! It definitely hadn't been there
    previously because I'm always careful to preview my posts.

    It was a strange mix of numbers and exclamation marks -
    bit like this > (!!!8217).

    Anyhow, had to edit it again to get rid of the blighters!

    I suspect it's my fault for just 'copy & pasting' instead of using
    'copy & pasting as plain text'. Ho hum.

    What a carry on!


    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin sheils at
    such a young age. xx


    Had to chuckle re your daughter though! Yep!
    It's not just the older generation with memory issues!


    Sad news re Stephen Hawking this morning. My son
    had bought me 'The Theory of Everything' DVD a couple of
    years ago so I'll have to watch it again later on - brilliant
    film.


    leanfun - sorry to hear about your landline troubles and all
    the probs re passwords. I have an admission .... I have to write
    all mine down because there's no way I could possibly
    remember them!


    Have a lovely and lucky day 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 Mar 18, 11:06 AM
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    Morning, hope your all ok. I had another nightmare mothers day this year. My nephew had a slight stroke,started in the morning and wasn't until monday they found out what it was, so i have been staying with the boys and doing school runs. He has been lucky as it affected his right arm and hand and he has gained most of the use back but can't grip anything. He has been told not to drive for a month at least so i will be doing the school runs in the week and will work weekends. I haven't been online since monday so will read back when i get the time. Just waiting for the Dr to discharge nephew so can go and pick him up.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 14th Mar 18, 11:42 AM
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    Indie this is terrible news. So pleased he has movement back sounds really promising. Will be thinking and praying for you all. Mega Hugs.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 14th Mar 18, 12:00 PM
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    O'h dear indie that is dreadful news. There seems to be so many sad things
    happening just now. It is great that you can help. Hope everything works out ok and your nephew is better soon. Thinking of you all. x
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth £250) £150 Posterlounge
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 14th Mar 18, 12:44 PM
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    sad news indie & will be thinking of you all sending
    big (((hugs))) xx
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Mar 18, 12:49 PM
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    So very sorry to hear about your nephew indie. Hope he makes
    a full recovery - you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending (((hugs))). xxx


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 15th Mar 18, 10:54 AM
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    Morning,

    It is bucketing down here and blowing a gale too!
    Won't be venturing out today.
    Hope weather is better for everyone else.
    Going to take a paint brush and roller to DD's old bedroom as DS1 and gf will be in there when they come. Need to go and buy another Double bed too but not today.

    Good luck.

    sheils x
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth £250) £150 Posterlounge
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Mar 18, 11:41 AM
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    Oranges and Lemons - Kate Greenaway's Book of Games, 1889


    Good morning everyone.


    Happy 'Oranges & Lemons Day'!


    Hope you're all ok - & sending ((hugs)) to indie. Stay
    strong. xx


    It's a glorious weather day here now after a very
    wet night!


    Fascinating history of the 'Oranges & Lemons Day' Sermon,
    London ......




    Oranges and Lemons Service

    Where: London at St Clement Danes Church in the Strand
    When: 15th March 2018
    Time: 1pm

    The well-known nursery rhyme “Oranges and Lemons” mentions
    several churches in the City of London and one of them, St
    Clement Danes, holds an annual service to commemorate it.



    In medieval times the churchyard of St Clements reached the bank
    of the river, and cargoes of fruit were liable to tolls when
    transported through it, hence the association in the rhyme >>>



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/oranges-and-lemons-service/


    Also hope they've got decent weather today in Market Weighton
    for their 'oldest horse race in England' event!


    Kiplingcotes Derby

    Where: Market Weighton - finishing post is on a minor road 400
    yards off the A614, signposted Warter

    When: 15th March 2018

    Time: Race at 12, weigh-in 10-11. Finish 2pm at the latest.



    Kiplingcotes Derby is widely accepted to be the oldest annual
    horse race in the English sporting calendar.

    It reputedly began in 1519 and takes place on the third Thursday
    in March, often in exceptionally adverse weather conditions. The
    498th race took place on 16 March 2017 >>>

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiplingcotes_Derby

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/kiplingcotes-derby/

    http://www.pocklingtonhistory.com/archives/people/sport/kiplingcotes/index.php


    Well - best get on. Have a lovely and lucky day all & hope your
    painting goes well today sheils!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 15th Mar 18, 12:26 PM
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    Just had a WEM with ideal home tickets.

    Sorry to hear of your weather Sheils sunny here now. Exciting to be getting the room ready for your Aussie visitors.

    Thinking of you Indie (hugs)
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 15th Mar 18, 2:30 PM
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    all,
    been a rainy day here but sun is trying to peep
    through now,
    had an eventful morning spring cleaning kitchen
    units/cubby hole etc
    & just got back from top shops so am feeling
    nackered now lol

    thanks for info/links re todays day Alfie
    always interesting to read

    hope things are a bit better today for you all indie ((hugs))

    well done on tickets win leanfun
    good luck with decorating sheils x

    have a lovely afternoon all & cyl x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • indie
    • By indie 15th Mar 18, 5:01 PM
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    indie
    Thank you everyone for your hugs and thoughts.I went and did the school run today and took him shopping and to his Dr's.Thought we would drop the hospital letter in and book an appointment to see her but was told no need to take hospital letters in as the hospital will let them know and the earliest appointment is 4 weeks away!...i was shocked at that as my dr's try and get you in same day or the same week.His is able to hold things in that hand now so with time he should recover full use of it. He will have a physio come and see him every day from next week so they will give him the right exercises to do.
    I took him on the sghool run with me yesterday to pick the boys up and i was close to tears when i saw there faces light up with smiles at seeing him,but i expect they were thinking about their mum not being there now.Hopefully he is on the mend now.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 15th Mar 18, 7:20 PM
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    Indie thank you for taking time to update us. I too have a few tears reading about the school run. . Sounds very promising he will regain full use of his hand. I am sure they will allocate good physics for him. Our doctors give appointments weeks away but if you really need to see one you can phone early in the morning. Most surgeries have some system like this but do not always tell you. Do take care of yourself too Indie. Still thinking of you all.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Mar 18, 7:20 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Thank you so much for updating us indie.


    I can recall how much the family have been
    through and I also had tears in my eyes when you
    mentioned about the school run & how the boys' faces
    lit up when they saw their dad with you in the car.


    It sounds promising that he'll regain full use of his
    hand which is such a relief. As leanfun says - please
    remember to take care of yourself too. Lovely to
    hear though that he's progressing well. xx


    Very well done on your tickets win leanfun. I
    can remember when you won tickets for the Xmas
    Ideal Home Show last year.


    It's a beautiful start to the day here, the sun is shining
    and all is well.





    Have a lovely day 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
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 16th Mar 18, 7:56 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Dry here at moment but rain coming back and staying later, also due strong winds for next few days so not good.
    Managed to spruce up the walls and inside of cupboard/wardrobe of DD's old room, just the glossing to do now (ugh!) DD has some of the walls decorated so not destroying them as they are lovely. DD is the only artistic person in the family.

    Sounds like you have been busy too FF.

    Glad things are getting better indie ,you will be being kept busy.

    Well done on more tickets leanfun.

    Hope the weather stays nice for you Alfie.

    Good luck to all.

    sheils x
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth £250) £150 Posterlounge
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 16th Mar 18, 9:36 AM
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    fire**fly

    all
    a very rainy morning here!
    hope the day stays nice weather wise for you Alfie

    thanks for update indie & hope things keep improving
    for you all xx

    sounds like you've been busy too sheils got to
    agree re the (ugh!) at glossing horrible job I think!

    hope everyone else is keeping well & ((hugs)) for
    anyone needing one x
    have a lovley day all
    x
    Last edited by fire**fly; 16-03-2018 at 10:52 AM.
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 16th Mar 18, 10:59 AM
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    fire**fly
    just had a UPD & after unwrapping found a
    'congratulations on your win from cosmopolitan mag'
    & have won the we-vibe comp
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790881&highlight=comps+cosmopoli tan+co+uk
    lol think discretion is best left for who may be getting
    this for a prezzie
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 16th Mar 18, 3:49 PM
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    sheils6
    just had a UPD & after unwrapping found a
    'congratulations on your win from cosmopolitan mag'
    & have won the we-vibe comp
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790881&highlight=comps+cosmopoli tan+co+uk
    lol think discretion is best left for who may be getting
    this for a prezzie
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Never heard of one of those (led sheltered life )
    Sounds like fun anyway! Well done.
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth £250) £150 Posterlounge
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Mar 18, 7:23 AM
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    Good morning all


    What a difference in the weather today .... had a wonderful
    time yesterday, beautiful day ... pottered around in the
    garden, mowed the lawns. It got fairly warm ... +14 degrees!





    However .... it's chucking it down now! I'm so pleased
    I managed to get out gardening yesterday.


    It's a good comping catch-up day me thinks.


    just had a UPD & after unwrapping found a
    'congratulations on your win from cosmopolitan mag'
    & have won the we-vibe comp
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5790881&highlight=comps+cosmopoli tan+co+uk
    lol think discretion is best left for who may be getting
    this for a prezzie
    Originally posted by fire**fly

    Very well done fire**fly - brilliant win!


    Never heard of one of those (led sheltered life )
    Sounds like fun anyway! Well done.
    Originally posted by sheils6






    Have a wonderful Saturday all!


    Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck
    of the Irish be there with you.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 17th Mar 18, 8:00 AM
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    Ho Firefly you need to think carefully who receives your prize. Well done. Like Sheils no clue about it.

    Heard from ex DIL last night and she sent pictures of the Two GKs at Disney on Ice Glasgow. They had a brilliant time. The ever cool nine year old GS looked so engrossed in it all and even enjoyed the ride on the ice. GD just beemed in the pics.

    Happy St Patrick!!!8217;s day all.
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