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    • myonlysunshine
    • By myonlysunshine 7th Apr 18, 3:28 PM
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    Jackie0 huge thanks!
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    • 7th Apr 18, 3:28 PM
    Jackie0 huge thanks! 7th Apr 18 at 3:28 PM
    I just wanted to send a huge thank you to the wonderful JackieO for all your wonderful help and advice you post on here. Iíve got so many cookbooks that I hardy use (oops!) but I did some detective work on here and found all those wonderful recipes you combined in a cookbook..there are some great ones that even my fussy 14 year old wants to try..this is a big result so thank you!!! !!!

    I lost my mum a few years back quite young...she was a real homemaker and loved taking care of us all, Iíve tried to continue some of her brilliant ways of frugalness and money saving as it helps me feel closer to her somehow..I know she wouldnít mind if I asked you to adopt me too so is that ok!?!

    There are some really brilliant people on here selflessly helping out with such fab ideas and Iím forever grateful to you all
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 7th Apr 18, 4:47 PM
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    How lovely of you x

    Jackie is an OS national treasure, I'm sure she'll be back to add her bit, but she's on her way to holidays at the mo

    Try and get you young'n to cook some of the meals they fancy - as the owner of 2 teen boys (now both early 20's) it really helped them to widen their food likes, eldest was very much dry food, no food touching on the plate etc, now he loves cooking and experimenting - just need to work on his cleaning up skills
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!


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    • myonlysunshine
    • By myonlysunshine 7th Apr 18, 10:33 PM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 10:33 PM
    How lovely of you x

    Jackie is an OS national treasure, I'm sure she'll be back to add her bit, but she's on her way to holidays at the mo

    Try and get you young'n to cook some of the meals they fancy - as the owner of 2 teen boys (now both early 20's) it really helped them to widen their food likes, eldest was very much dry food, no food touching on the plate etc, now he loves cooking and experimenting - just need to work on his cleaning up skills
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    Haha yes no food is allowed to touch on the plate certain textures are a huge no no too! I love getting him involved in cooking but canít say he shares the same enthusiasm as me just yet Although thereís hope yet as my eldest DS was far worse and when he went to Uni and had no choice but to eat a certain way he now heís a changed person hallelujah!!
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    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 7th Apr 18, 11:07 PM
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    • 7th Apr 18, 11:07 PM
    I did some detective work on here and found all those wonderful recipes you combined in a cookbook..
    Originally posted by myonlysunshine
    Hi I agree Jackie is awesome, where can i find her cookbook?
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    • buildersdaughter
    • By buildersdaughter 8th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 8:12 AM
    I too am glad to be on the same forum as JackieO!
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
    Thank you chums an off on my holidays to my beloved Isle of Wight with my DD,son-in-law and my DGS, and will be back next week PM me, and I will sort it out when I come back. Fingers crossed for some dry weather, although we even don't mind if it rains we love it so much there .

    Tacke care of yourselves while I am away

    Cheers chums
    JackieO xxx


    PS Dunno about national treasure ,more old relic I thinkxxx
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 8th Apr 18, 10:47 AM
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    PS Dunno about national treasure ,more old relic I thinkxxx
    Originally posted by JackieO
    I think not! You are like an OS virtual mum to us, dispensing wisdom, common sense and practical tips in equal measures x
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    • buildersdaughter
    • By buildersdaughter 8th Apr 18, 11:35 AM
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    JackieO, you are wise enough to know that national treasure / old relic are 2 sides of the same coin (!)
    However, we regard you as MSE Treasure-in-Chief.
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    • myonlysunshine
    • By myonlysunshine 8th Apr 18, 12:31 PM
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    I think not! You are like an OS virtual mum to us, dispensing wisdom, common sense and practical tips in equal measures x
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Totally agree!!!
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    • tessie bear
    • By tessie bear 8th Apr 18, 3:29 PM
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    got to say I love to read your posts Jackie o first hand social history thankyou for all the tips and insightful things you post hope your holiday is fun
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Apr 18, 3:45 PM
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    I think not! You are like an OS virtual mum to us, dispensing wisdom, common sense and practical tips in equal measures x
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Totally agree too.
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 8th Apr 18, 8:30 PM
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    Hi I agree Jackie is awesome, where can i find her cookbook?
    Originally posted by donnajt
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0uic5mdr2kptzj7/misers_cookbook.docx
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 14th Apr 18, 11:24 AM
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    Good Morning chums and back home from my trip away I hope you can all access the cook book OK its full of odds and ends collected over the years and with additions from lots of posters on here as well.Any recipe I fancied that I saw posted, I tried, and all of the recipes in the online cook book have been tried and tested on my family my grandsons are especially happy to 'test drive' and cake recipes


    Well I had a great time and we all enjoyed ourselves even though the weather wasn't brilliant we did have a couple of dryish days and last Wednesday was beautiful and we had lots of walks on the beaches with the dogs. being rather wet at times was a bit a a nuisance but we were only there for a short time so a bit of mud does wash off quite well.The dogs we managed to keep reasonably dry with the addition of a couple of towels bought from a charity shop in Ryde quite big and as DD had a Jack Russell and a maltese terrier it was OK as they were popped into the shower tray when we got back to the caravan and washed off then wrapped up and cuddled in the towels and dried. No Wi-fi so it was cards, scrabble, and the odd bit of TV or books to read in the evening We had a lovely meal on our lest night in the pub down the road The Propeller right by the airfield, (it was doggy friendly as well ) the waitress was amazing she worked all of the covers on her own, and was so quick and beaming all the time bless her DD remarked to the manager and he said she was an absolute diamond and did 4 jobs a day to keep herself and her children . I have never seen anyone work so hard or so cheerfully as she did.We left her a decent tip as she was so good and DD left a good review on tripadvisor as well.Food was excellent as well.

    Now its back to normal for another four months until we return to the IoW in August for our main holiday.

    Hope everyone has had a good week

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xxx
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 14th Apr 18, 4:09 PM
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    Sod's law Jackie, sun's out and a gorgeous day down here today
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