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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2016, 21:54 
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I'm broke, so badly that I really need my Winter Fuel Payment.

I keep wibbling about when it will arrive, as there will be no Christmas unless it does.

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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2016, 22:52 
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Yay for all the happiness and Jennie, I'm very sorry to hear that and hope it comes in asap! When's it due?

I've booked flights home for next Feb/March. Whilst not for solely happy reasons, I am glad to be seeing everyone again and I will get to attend the wedding of a very patient friend who has held a place for me while I've been working out the details! :D


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Last year I got mine on Dec 1 so I'm hoping it's the same this year since the radiators aren't working and I can use it to at least call the plumber and hope it will cover it. Boiler is OK and so is hot water so here's hoping.


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Im looking forward to going to the theatre on Saturday and watching Mary Poppins! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
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We've both had our WFPs, so they have started paying out - hope yours arrive soon, Jennie and Jan

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
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Oh frabjous day!

My winter fuel payment letter has arrived, so the money should be in my account, as the letter was dated 19th November.

I'm working tomorrow afternoon, putting in several hours at our town's annual Christmas Lights Switch-on and Christmas Market.

Father Christmas will be attending.

And my occupational pension will be in my account on Tuesday. I can live for the month!

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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 20:30 
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Mine came on Tuesday so for once I actually feel solvent. It won't last for long but it is nice for a change to be a little ahead of the game instead of living from week to week.


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My student told me today that because it's so cold, she intends to wear four lawyers to school tomorrow.

The image is pleasing :lol:


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My student told me today that because it's so cold, she intends to wear four lawyers to school tomorrow.

The image is pleasing :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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I have the money!

So tomorrow, I'm hoping to buy a new printer, which I need for business letters as arthritis has made my handwriting so bad.

And today, I finished paying this year's Council Tax. Another thing to rejoice about.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
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I decided as it is St Nicholas Day to treat myself to volume 4 of the Encyclopedia instead of waiting for Christmas!
An evening of bliss, if I am lucky, uninterrupted beckons...


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2016, 19:51 
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One of my colleagues bought me a box of chocolates today - to thank me for doing my job!

To be fair, he had made a bit of a mess of things, and I have almost sorted it out for him after 4 months working on it, but I still didn't expect chocolates, let alone very nice Lindt ones...


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How lovely, Elaineb!

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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2016, 13:33 
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Every year our church has bookstall (offering cards and CDs as well) just before Christmas . We get them on a sale or return basis from a Christian bookshop in Liverpool.

Yesterday, I went with the lady organising the bookstall and another friend to return the unsold books, etc. The manager was so impressed with the quantity of goods sold (for which I can take absolutely no credit!) that he gave us complimentary lunch in the shop's cafe.

So, I had a very nice toasted bagel with smoked salmon and scrambled egg, a decaff capuccino and a piece of homemade flapjack. The piece of flapjack was very big, so I took half of it home, as I couldn't eat it all at the time.

It was 1.30pm when we arrived at the bookshop, so we'd planned to have lunch in the cafe anyway, but not having to pay for it was an unexpected bonus! :D

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Ah, flapjack! I've never ever been able to make a decent batch of flapjack.

And now the ultimate confession. I cannot do a soft-boiled egg to eat with soldiers. Mind you, my souffles have frequently been praised.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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cal562301 wrote:
Every year our church has bookstall (offering cards and CDs as well) just before Christmas . We get them on a sale or return basis from a Christian bookshop in Liverpool.

Yesterday, I went with the lady organising the bookstall and another friend to return the unsold books, etc. The manager was so impressed with the quantity of goods sold (for which I can take absolutely no credit!) that he gave us complimentary lunch in the shop's cafe.

So, I had a very nice toasted bagel with smoked salmon and scrambled egg, a decaff capuccino and a piece of homemade flapjack. The piece of flapjack was very big, so I took half of it home, as I couldn't eat it all at the time.

It was 1.30pm when we arrived at the bookshop, so we'd planned to have lunch in the cafe anyway, but not having to pay for it was an unexpected bonus! :D



How lovely!


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
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The very last Town Council Meeting of 2016 tonight. Forty-one days before the next one.

Mind you, my flat is in such chaos that I'm going to have to work very hard to get it all cleared away before Christmas.

Where, oh where are my Italian leather lace-ups? I can't find them, and they are my most comfortable shoes and I love them.

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Jennie wrote:
Ah, flapjack! I've never ever been able to make a decent batch of flapjack.


Neither have I! When I was a kid I had a best friend whose Mum made the most lovely flapjack. I have never been able to replicate it.

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So excited for Christmas puddings this year! Always a highlight. With vanilla ice cream... so delicious.


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I went to Leeds today. Went on the carousel at the Christmas markets, finished off my present shopping and had a costa mint hot chocolate. Home for a nap, then wrapped said presents and decorated the tree :D :santa:

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