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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
    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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    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 7th May 18, 10:16 AM
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    Morning all..have a wonderful day it's beautiful here..I have started packing as we are off to Rome next Monday And I'm having anxiety about it all (Taking mum as a treat and she an be rather hard work and critical eeek but it's her 60th so a special treat)

    Have someone coming to take my old fridge freezer will do them a turn. Lots of clothes putting away and yet more tidying sigh. Cuppa first and some comps whilst the washing machines one.
    Have a good one lovelys x
    Compers challenge 13/70
    285/2018
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 7th May 18, 11:22 AM
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    Morning,

    Sun is out here and did come out yesterday too but not scorching.
    Was pleasant though and we got grass cut and some weeding done .
    DD and DS2 and their partners are having a lovely time in Kos.

    Hope your mum enjoys Rome mummy2. My mum was always difficult to take anywhere too - always something wrong!

    I have bedding out and more weeding to do. Supposed to rain next 2 days so keep the cleaning and ironing until then.
    Hope everyone has a lovely day.

    sheils x
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth 250) 150 Posterlounge
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th May 18, 6:38 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    I hope you're all in fine fettle! My goodness - yesterday was
    the warmest bank holiday Monday since records began -
    temperatures hitting nearly 29 degrees!





    It was far too hot to do anything in the garden and like you
    leanfun, I don't do sunbathing, much prefer a lovely shady
    spot! It's going to be another warm day today but
    thankfully tomorrow will be a tad cooler.


    mummy2, hope you have a lovely break in Rome with your
    mum next week. It will be a wonderful 60th birthday treat
    for her.


    Sounds as if you had a busy time yesterday out gardening
    sheils.


    It's 'Helston Flora Day' today ......


    About

    Helston, the Cornish market town, where for hundreds of years,
    the townsfolk have celebrated and enjoyed the wonderful tradition
    that is FLORA DAY.

    This ancient festival is usually held on May 8th, unless that date
    falls on a Sunday or Monday, in which case the previous Saturday
    is taken.

    It is a Spring festival to celebrate the end of winter and mark the
    arrival of the new vitality and fertility with the trees and flowers
    bursting into life. The houses and shops of the town are decorated
    with greenery and floral arrangements to express the spirit of
    renewal.

    When the big bass drum strikes the first beat of the dance at
    seven in the morning, the spirit of the day is stirred and the
    celebrations commence. Some eighty couples dance through the
    streets, entering selected houses and shops to drive out the
    darkness of winter and bring in the light of spring.

    The colourful Pageant, known as Hal an Tow, tells the history of
    Helston with the participating characters singing about the
    challenge of the Spanish Armada, the English patron saint, St.
    George and the fight between St Michael and the devil.

    http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk/


    Found the following filmed in 1955!




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNdo6wT9Ers


    The commentary is brilliant!


    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
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 8th May 18, 7:48 AM
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    Morning peeps. Looking good outside this morning. Hopefully we will have another nice day here. Have to go out in the afternoon so DIL is coming down to give me a hand. Took me an age to get washed and dressed this morning. A much needed cuppa is now on the cards so off to put kettle on. Hope you are all well.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 8th May 18, 7:58 AM
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    good morning all
    yep, another hot day due here too lol
    agree with you Alfie will be needing
    all the on again,
    loving the vid for the furry dance thanks

    hope you both have a lovely time in Rome mummy2
    lovely of you to treat your mum

    sounds like you were busy in the garden yesterday
    sheils well done


    take care rose & hugs xx
    have a lovely day all & stay cool
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • indie
    • By indie 8th May 18, 8:28 AM
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    Morning,it's a bit cooler today thank goodness. Like many i couldn't garden yesterday too hot for me. I am in and out all day driving son to his hobby shop then his GF to the dockyard for her voluntary job boat building. Then going to tip some rubbish. Didn't bother going over the weekend as they get too busy and the lines of cars waiting to get in is sooooo long it's best to wait till most people have gone back to work.Hope you all have a lucky week.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 8th May 18, 8:44 AM
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    Morning,

    Really bad mist here again and when it goes rain is coming in so will get on with household jobs today. Did more gardening yesterday and woke up feeling sore. Have used the Tens machine and ok now.
    Will need to get some shopping and maybe visit my parents too.
    Hope everyone has a nice day and enjoys their sunshine.

    sheils x
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth 250) 150 Posterlounge
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 8th May 18, 11:30 AM
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    Morning again. It has got very dark and overcast here. Looks like we are going to have a down pour. Hope it does not last long. Well done on getting garden started shiels. Neighbour is looking after my tubs so they are looking well. Will have to get some bedding plants shortly as ground is looking a bit bare.
    • indie
    • By indie 8th May 18, 3:53 PM
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    indie
    Afternoon, just come in from working in the garden to find a win from The Sun Arrow word. 50.First time i have won with them.Better go thank poster. Hope your all having a good afternoon.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 8th May 18, 4:32 PM
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    Well done indie. have had a weird afternoon nothing went right. Made choices that went wrong. but ok now as have got them sorted out.
    Last edited by rosemac; 08-05-2018 at 4:40 PM.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 8th May 18, 4:39 PM
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    Well done indie - lovely to win cash! Have you heard about your Scone holiday yet?

    Had a WEM too - first for ages. Have won a Spring Time Bundle (worh 250) which is lots of fancy baby things and a 40 voucher for Frugi Organic Clothing. Will come in handy one day I hope!
    May Wins :- "Spring Time Bundle" from Prima (baby stuff worth 250) 150 Posterlounge
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 8th May 18, 4:44 PM
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    Doses anyone remember being taught i before e eccept after c. eccept is spelled wrongly is it accept? or can I say sorry spelled wrongly
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 8th May 18, 4:46 PM
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    shiels we have to know your secret to winning all these hols/breaks as i think a few of us need them.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 8th May 18, 5:18 PM
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    Well done indie & sheils on your wins
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 8th May 18, 5:51 PM
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    Congratulations Indir and Sheils. Great to have two wins in the Inn today.

    Been warm and sunny here again had all meals out in the garden last few days. Just ignored the overgrown shrubs. On one side they provide great shade.

    Alfie years ago a friend gave me a hardy geraniums. This one is pink and spread all over. It covers front garden however much I dig it up. I like Johnson Blue but that does not last long. I think there might be over 70 hardy geraniums.

    Take care Rose. Often happens we make wrong choices it is how quickly we get over it that matters.
    Bit cooler here now. Hope everyone has a good evening.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 08-05-2018 at 5:54 PM.
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 9th May 18, 8:44 AM
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    fire**fly


    good morning all



    sheils x
    Originally posted by sheils6
    love that pic ^^ sheils fab find

    yes, rose we were always taught the i before e except
    after c rule though there are a few words in the English language that contradict the rule!
    accept is the spelling for such as accepting a
    gift/something given to you etc, hth,

    sounds lovely having your meals outside in the
    garden leanfun
    no-one here yet has started any BBQ's yet but
    hopefully they will be appearing soon

    its a bit cooler here this morning but am expecting
    another lovely day &
    hope its a nice one for you all,
    have a lovely lucky day all
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th May 18, 9:24 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    It's another glorious day here, plenty of sunshine with
    a lovely fresh feel to it, much more to my liking!


    It was quite similar yesterday and I enjoyed gardening
    away to my heart's content.


    Very well done sheils & indie of your brilliant wins!



    Alfie years ago a friend gave me a hardy geraniums. This one is pink and spread all over. It covers front garden however much I dig it up. I like Johnson Blue but that does not last long. I think there might be over 70 hardy geraniums.
    Originally posted by leanfun30
    I've always loved geraniums leanfun. So many to choose from
    too. In fact I don't think that there are many plants which I
    dislike.

    I'm pretty sure I take after my parents who were both
    passionate gardeners. They owned a good size plot of land
    and grew flowers, shrubs etc. plus they had a veggie garden.
    Blackcurrents, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb
    & more were grown in the fruit section & they also had a
    small orchard with pears, apples, plumbs etc. Happy days!


    9 May 1860 was the birth date of James Matthew Barrie
    & the following link is a wonderful tribute to him.


    JM Barrie, Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospital





    https://www.gosh.org/about-us/peter-pan/history





    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
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 9th May 18, 1:39 PM
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    Hi all,

    It is cold here and starting to rain. Last night the sun came out and it was beautiful after a horrible day. No idea what to do with clothes or heating - one minute freezing and the next roasting.
    Had an email asking me what size baby grobag I wanted and what tog!
    Seemingly my prize is coming from lots of different companies so will all come seperately.
    Wishing everyone a lucky day.

    sheils x
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 10th May 18, 11:42 AM
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    all


    sunny & very breezy here today
    have been busy in garden potting up some trailing fuschias
    for hanging baskets along with some
    other summer plants
    & the seeds I sprinkled in the bare patches & borders
    are all coming along nicely
    hope you all are having a lovely morning too
    hope everyones keeping well & hugs for
    anyone needing one xx
    better get a move on as haven't even done
    dailys yet
    have a great day all
    x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.









    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 10th May 18, 1:39 PM
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    Afternoon everyone. Hope I find you all well. Sun is shining here today and it is quite warm. Cannot decide on what to have for dinner. Fish or chicken (not really a beef lover) have it occasionally though and cook it for family. Son is off to sea again so I am feeling a bit down in the dumps. Not feeling so sore today so that is a positive. Off to have a look at comps. Be lucky everyone.
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