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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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    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 18, 2:22 PM
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    Afternoon all. Had a lazy morning. Hip and shoulder are really sore. Neighbour made me lunch as she was trying out a new recipe she had got hold off. It was chicken, smoked sausage noodles and a sauce. Was lovely but is now lying im my stomach like a brick. So it will be a light meal for me later. Electrician is putting in a new outside light for me as old one has been tempremental for a while and the sensor wasn't working properly. No rain here so far today but there was some during the night. Hope you are all well.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 18, 2:48 PM
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    Anyone been to Madera? Have written it down as a maybe for a break.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Sep 18, 5:19 PM
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    Uncle has a bungalow in Portugal but has never been to any of the Islands.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Sep 18, 7:02 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all ok. After a fair bit of rain yesterday
    we're now due a run of glorious sunshine for the next few
    days. Love this time of year.


    Sorry to hear about your sore hip & shoulder rose. Hope you're
    feeling a little better this morning. Afraid I can't help you re
    Madeira.

    Hope Charlie's op went ok yesterday indie.


    Happy happy start to the day here, won £25 on a recent
    'lucky dip' ticket win which was drawn in yesterday's game.


    I'm on a roll. This time next year Rodders .....




    https://youtu.be/r5ryRnUSBN0




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


    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 13th Sep 18, 7:34 AM
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    Happy happy start to the day here, won £25 on a recent
    'lucky dip' ticket win which was drawn in yesterday's game.
    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue

    morning all
    yay, well done Alfie
    great start to the day
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''

    A book of verses underneath the bough
    A flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thou
    Beside me singing in the wilderness
    And wilderness is paradise now.

    Omar Khayyam.






    • indie
    • By indie 13th Sep 18, 9:00 AM
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    Morning, great start to the day Alfie,had to laugh at the Rodders remark. Fingers crossed for next year for you.You have to believe,lol.
    Charlies op went ok and we brought him home yesterday afternoon. He was still dopey but is wide awake this morning. They didn't find anything in his foot but flushed it through and cut his nails whilst he was under.He has conjuntavitas (sp) in one eye so i came home with eye cream and pain relief and anti biotics for him.They think he may have dry eye as well so they will check on saturday when i take him back for his post op check.He has to wear his cone of shame at the moment so is not happy but they didn't put a dressing on his foot as he only takes them off so they left it bare.
    Hope your sore hip & shoulder are feeling better today rose. Never been to Madera but sons GF parents go every year they love it there.Anyway must pop to shops soon. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 13th Sep 18, 9:16 AM
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    Good Morning,


    Bit cloudy and windy here but supposed to stay dry until afternoon. DS3 is home until Sunday and has brought lots of washing so hopefully get it all dry. He is looking for a new job although can't decide if he wants a full time one or agency work. Chefs seem to get bored with the same place although he was at Gleneagles for 2 years and he said he was going for 6mths to a year.


    Well done on the cash win Alfie.


    Glad Charlie got on ok indie.


    Think it is leanfun you need to speak to about Madeira rose. Think it is one of her favourites.


    Did I say I managed to book "War Horse" at theatre in Glasgow and "Wizard of Oz" in Blackpool with my Ticketmaster win. Had a few pounds left from last years win too. Left with 90p now!
    Wishing everyone lots of luck.


    sheils x
    November Wins :- £1 GfK Media £2.20 Quidco
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 13th Sep 18, 10:16 AM
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    Morning really sunny here today.

    Rose Madeira is our all time favourite place. It’s beautiful and the people are very friendly. However once there you are either going up or down very few roads are flat except the 150 plus tunnels they have built through the hills. It’s so bad they built the airport out on stilts on the coast line. We have been going since 2002 and in the last two years the airport has had problems with high winds many planes have not been able to land there. Jet2 fly from Glasgow and they do look after you if there are delays.
    I think you would love Madeira but at present might find it hard to get about. The pavements have tiny tiles so I usually wear trainers out walking.

    Last year in April we went on a late Deal with TUi to Majorca DH had been before but I hadn’t. The flight was so smooth and hotel great with wonderful half board. It was a bargain and we had a great rest.
    If you do go abroad I would highly recommend you go as an aided passenger or whatever they call it. It might be easy at Glasgow airport but places like Palma airport were vast we walked and walked.
    There are also the queues at the check in to consider. I caused a scene at Palma when someone in very very long queue looked really ill. She did not appreciate me trying to get help for her. Happened to us in a long BA queue at Gatwick poor air con HD got too hot. When I asked to be taken out of queue next question Is he fit to fly?

    A few years ago my brother was cured of illness by Kings hospital and was asked to go to a medical conference in Rome. His medication had caused arthritis in his knees so he booked aided and found it brilliant.

    A friend with a bad heart condition told us he had been to Majorca just after we went and one day he hired a mobility scooter for the day. He said he would do it again.

    Hope you find somewhere.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 13-09-2018 at 10:20 AM.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Sep 18, 6:57 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all in fine fettle today & yay, it's Friday!

    It's going to be another beautiful day here today (it became
    fairly warm yesterday as the day went on).


    So pleased that Charlie's ok indie. He sounds such a character
    too!


    Had to pop to the vets yesterday to pick up Profender Spot-on
    worming stuff for my cat. I fail miserably trying to get her to
    swallow a tablet, let alone get one in her mouth! The
    spot-on stuff is much easier & thankfully only has to be
    administered every three months. But even then she eyed me
    up suspiciously (& tried to leg it away) when I squished the
    liquid on the back of her neck. If looks could kill ...


    Well done booking "War Horse" at theatre in Glasgow & "Wizard
    of Oz" in Blackpool sheils. Those Ticketmaster wins came in very
    handy!


    Three events today well worth a mention .....






    14th-17th September, 2018

    Beachwatch

    The UK's biggest beach clean up and survey

    Beachwatch is our national beach cleaning and litter surveying
    programme - helping people all around the UK to care for their
    coastline.




    https://youtu.be/1mgWtllY9eY

    Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the
    waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally
    eating or becoming entangled in litter. It's also dangerous for
    people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries. We all
    have a part to play in turning the tide on litter. Join an event or
    organise your own and be part of the most influential fight against
    marine litter in the UK!



    https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/

    https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/events/gbbc





    14th September 2018

    Recognising the Contribution of TAs

    National Teaching Assistants' Day was created by Teaching
    Personnel to recognise the valuable contribution Teaching
    Assistants make to the education and support of school children
    across the UK. On National Teaching Assistants' Day we want
    schools across the UK to join in the celebrations making the 2018
    event bigger and better than ever!

    On 14th September schools across England and Wales are
    encouraged to celebrate their Teaching Assistant workforce. From
    staffroom parties to special school assemblies, let's make Teaching
    Assistants feel appreciated on their special day!



    http://www.nationalteachingassistantsday.co.uk/



    and this .....






    https://youtu.be/7KstOzw5zNg



    Crab fair will be held on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September
    2018

    Welcome to the Egremont Crab Fair website. Home of the Gurning
    World Championships.

    Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which
    makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It combines ancient
    and traditional events with modern attractions in a unique way,
    attracting visitors from all over the world.

    Events start at teatime on Friday with a free concert Dancing In
    The Street. Main street comes to life again on Saturday morning
    with the Apple Cart being the spectacle at 12.30pm, then follow
    the crowds up to Crab Fest and dance into the night. If The World
    Gurning Championships is more your thing then head to Egremont
    Market hall at 6pm

    We hope you enjoy our website, which will be updated regularly so
    please come back again and again. Why not pay a visit to
    picturesque Egremont on Crab Fair day and enjoy the friendly
    atmosphere, catch an apple during the parade of the apple cart,
    watch or take part in the sports, marvel at the entertainers and
    displays, then witness the world's finest gurners in action in the
    evening >>>




    http://www.egremontcrabfair.com/


    Time for a cuppa me thinks! Have a lovely & 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
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 14th Sep 18, 10:01 AM
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    Morning.

    Sheils well done on your bookings. Thanks for the pic made me smile.

    Indie great your nephew brought you a gift. Know he will have appreciated all your help. Pleased Charlie was ok. Made me smile how he ignored you.

    Rose didn’t mean to put you off Madeira forever it’s truly great. The three days it took me to get home from the flower festival due to wind were tiring. Jet2 from Stanstead provided hotels and food but I was pleased DH was not with me with all the hanging about. We had no problems in the summer.

    Alfie thanks for all the links. TAs do a great job. I love crab but don’t very often have it.

    I Have had a WEM for a Doctor Who CD I think it’s from this post
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5873428&highlight=doctor+who
    Will be great for DD2 and SIL who are big fans.

    Hope everyone has a good and lucky weekend. Take care.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 14th Sep 18, 2:07 PM
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    Having a nice sunny day here although supposed to be having showers.
    Got bedding on washing line and nearly dry so chuffed about that.
    Will have last sweep for washing tomorrow and then will be off to Dudley for the night on Sunday before heading to Woolacombe on Monday. Really looking forward to seeing Devon again.


    Didn't realise house cats still had to be wormed Alfie.



    Well done on another win leanfun.


    DS3 supposed to be cooking dinner tonight but he hasn't even got out of bed yet!

    Good luck to all.


    sheils x
    November Wins :- £1 GfK Media £2.20 Quidco
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 14th Sep 18, 5:00 PM
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    Thanks Sheils.

    I’m sure DS3 will make you a delicious dinner. Hope you enjoy Devon and it’s fine for you.

    Alfie I’ve just been reading back and don’t know how I missed this

    Happy happy start to the day here, won £25 on a recent
    'lucky dip' ticket win which was drawn in yesterday's game.


    I'm on a roll. This time next year Rodders .....

    Well done. Do hope more wins are on their way for you in Rodders style.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Sep 18, 8:14 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all well, it's going to be another lovely weather day
    here - got a busy day ahead.


    Yes sheils, puddy still needs the worming treatment even though
    she's an indoor cat. She still has contact with other pets that
    come to visit/stay. Although they're all regularly wormed &
    also have flea treatment, it's best to stay on the safe side.
    (Worms can also be spread by fleas). In the winter I also wear
    wellies when gardening/digging & sometimes find the occasional
    weeny slugs stuck on the boot soles. Never know if they're
    infected or not so again, it's best to stay on the safe side. She
    only has the treatment every three months and it's not
    expensive.


    Have a lovely break in Devon, I've fond memories of that part
    of the country - beautiful area to visit.



    I Have had a WEM for a Doctor Who CD I think itís from this post
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5873428&highlight=doctor+who
    Will be great for DD2 and SIL who are big fans.
    Originally posted by leanfun30

    Very well done leanfun - brilliant win!


    Two wonderful events worth a mention today ....




    Join us for International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2018 as an
    expected 100,000 visitors at more than 60 zoos worldwide help us
    create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day.

    What is a Red Panda Ranger? A Red Panda Ranger is a special title
    given to children who help spread the word about red pandas.
    Look in our activity guide to see what activities you can do for
    International Red Panda Day to become a red panda ranger.

    Contributions received from #IRPD2018 will support RPNís largest
    and most comprehensive effort to stop the illegal red panda trade.

    Red panda numbers are dwindling in Nepal as poaching and illegal
    trade is on the rise. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of Nepal
    state that 90% of the nationís cases related to wildlife crime goes
    unreported >>>





    https://www.redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/2018-irpd-participants/

    https://www.redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/


    and ....




    Organic September Saturday

    Join us on 15 September for a day of organic events, demos and
    sampling across the UK

    On 15 September weíll be celebrating Organic September
    Saturday. Independent retailers across the country will be opening
    their doors and holding celebrations of all sorts and offering free
    organic samples. Find a shop taking part near you and pop along.



    Enter your postcode into our handy map to find independent
    retailers selling organic near you! >>>

    See if there are any events taking place in a town near you >>>


    https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/organic-september-saturday/



    Well, gotta fly ..... 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
    • indie
    • By indie 15th Sep 18, 12:41 PM
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    Afternoon,thanks for the links Alfie. I love red pandas they just look so cute. I took Charlie to the vets and he didn't need the test for dry eye as the anti-biotics have done the job as well as the cream. He has to keep the cone of shame on for a few more days although the wound has healed well. If he licks it a lot i have to put it back on again. So will take it off on tuesday as home then. It's a beautiful day here with a breeze and have got 2 washes on line. Been shopping for food and just relaxing now. Hope you all have a good weekend.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 15th Sep 18, 3:24 PM
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    Hi everyone,


    Lovely afternoon here and all washing dry and ironed.
    Just finishing the packing now so we will be all set to go tomorrow.
    Our main problem will be getting Ds3 out of bed to get him to the railway station on our way away!
    Not sure when I will get online when away as probably won't pay to get Wifi in caravan when we are there. Wishing everyone lots of luck anyway and I will be in touch when I can.


    sheils x
    November Wins :- £1 GfK Media £2.20 Quidco
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 18, 7:41 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all ok. It's going to be another beautiful weather
    day here today so must crack on in the garden! Had a wonderful
    time out there for a good part of yesterday - lovely weather
    for getting on with all gardening jobs, sunny but with a gentle
    breeze. Perfick! (Lol! Used to love watching 'The Darling Buds of
    May').


    Great news that Charlie didn't need any more treatment from
    vets indie & that the paw is healing nicely. Bet he'll be glad to
    see the back of the cone of shame when you take it off come
    Tuesday!


    There's quite a few events/awareness days today but I've chosen
    the following to share with you all .....




    16-22 September 2018

    Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

    Help us make Global Mitochondrial Awareness Week 2018 the
    biggest yet! You can make a huge impact during the week whether
    it be at work, school or within your local community >>>




    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/get-involved/awareness-week/

    The Lily story



    A search for answers

    The Lily Foundation was founded in 2007 by Liz Curtis in memory
    of her daughter Lily, who died from mitochondrial disease at eight
    months old.

    Finding little in the way of specialist knowledge or support
    available to help her through her ordeal, Liz set out to provide
    answers for herself and others in her situation.

    What began as an informal network of family and friends quickly
    grew into a national charity which today supports over 300
    families.

    Run by a small team of dedicated staff backed by a medical board
    drawn from the UK's top centres for mitochondrial research, the
    Lily Foundation forms a vital link between patients, doctors and
    medical science bodies.

    Read more about Lily's story >>>



    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/about-us-2/our-story/



    Time for a cuppa me thinks! Have a lovely and relaxing Sunday
    all & please take care whatever your plans.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 16th Sep 18, 8:24 AM
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    Morning dull here this morning so far.

    Great you had a good day in the garden yesterday Alfie. Thanks for the links about the Lily Foundation. I’ve been reading through and suddenly thought this was the charity Peter Kay supported when he had his first showing of the last car share.
    https://news.sky.com/story/peter-kay-breaks-twitter-silence-months-after-cancelling-tour-11307969

    Hope everyone is having good weekend.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 18, 7:27 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all in fine fettle on this Monday morning - think
    we're in for another decent weather day here. Yesterday was
    fairly warm by the end of the day. Can't believe how mild it is
    at the moment!



    Great you had a good day in the garden yesterday Alfie. Thanks for the links about the Lily Foundation. Iíve been reading through and suddenly thought this was the charity Peter Kay supported when he had his first showing of the last car share.
    https://news.sky.com/story/peter-kay-breaks-twitter-silence-months-after-cancelling-tour-11307969
    Originally posted by leanfun30

    Yes, I can remember that too leanfun. I've found this lovely article
    on the Lily Foundation site including a short animated video to
    help raise awareness about mitochondrial disease.




    https://youtu.be/yQiBXZenEkY


    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/news/peter-kay-raises-34k-lily/

    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/get-informed/mitochondrial-disease/



    Well must get on, I've another busy day ahead! Have a lovely
    & 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
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 17th Sep 18, 9:20 AM
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    Very warm and sunny here again today. Yesterday I managed to cut back some of the back garden. Today it’s going to be the font hedge and big shrub.

    Take care and be lucky.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th Sep 18, 7:03 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    It's going to be a sunny, mild but very windy day here today.
    In fact I can hear the wind whistling around my house as I
    type!


    I hope you're all ok on this scrumdiddlyumptious day!
    Definitely my favourite week of the year!




    National Cupcake Week 2018 is being held between 18-24
    September. To mark this celebration of all things sweet and
    miniature, Virtual College has created a range of free resources
    for budding bakers and cupcake fans everywhere.




    https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/resources/food-hygiene/national-cupcake-week


    Being a dedicated cupcake fan - had a go at the cupcake
    quiz on the site - only scored 4 out of 10!


    Have a lovely & lucky Tuesday 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
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