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Thank goodness those days are over for me MMP. Years ago, MIL phoned me about 3.45. During the conversation, I did my usual rant at the kids as they were arguing - normal. MIL said, yes, it gets to you at the end of the day doesn't it. Replied, they've only been in since 3.30. I have to admit I used to shout a lot. Not a good idea.
Make the most of them MMP. Time passes too fast.
Blackest, my laptop is coming up five and nearly full even though I put stuff on disc. I saw a flicker of life a minute ago so came on fast.The batteries are dying, the power cable has a fracture somewhere and compared with modern laptops mine is heavy so new it will be after all I cannot take it with me and I saved some money towards it with shifting my house insurance.If this was a horse I would have to shoot it.
Frank. (made it, I hope)
Trying to make the most of them Tina. Not easy, having just rescued small boy's creme egg from smaller girl who has decided she doesn't like hers, so she'll try her brothers. She's now sitting on the floor, screaming, as that's where she goes if she bites/kicks/scratches - I've had all three at once. Beginning to think my new gloves will come in handy for handling a bad-tempered nearly two year old!
My sympathy, MMP! I always think that things get easier once they are three and can be reasoned with. At two, they have just learnt to say no and are determined to do so!
MMP- Like Tina I'm glad I'm past that-and since I had my children late I'll be in a home by the time they have any and I won't need to babysit....
I did forget about the cashback thing as I don't buy as much as a lot of people so not in the habit but I know they're very useful.
Farnk/Dad-battery was done on my old laptop too and as my girls had both had the same one we used older daughter's battery (laptop was done) but that was also done! You had to take it in and out in order to type (??) and it would conk out for no reason Well done with the insurance- I do the same and it's amazing how much you can save.
I got a really good battery for my good laptop for £40 from Duracell. much, much cheaper than buying from the manufacturer of your laptop. It fits perfectly and works well.
The problem is, as they get older problems get bigger. We do all laugh now at some of the things that happened. Happy days.
Let me know what you think of those gloves MMP. I was asking about them n here a little while ago. Have looked on Amazon and they seem to do only 1 pair in small, a Laura Ashley pair. Don't want to chuck my money away,
There's no doubt about that, Tina. They never stop costing you money, either!
Yes, I know, but you can't take it with you can you. Going to spend all that I've got and then ask them for money if/when I need it. Wonder what their reaction would be.
Mine's a minister and hasn't got any! Its true you can't take it with you but it would be nice to keep it for a while!
Glad you can get a new one frank for reference your typical laptop psu is less than £15 on ebay , batteries can be £30 or so. Keyboards typically around £10. It's only in shops you find these parts stupidly expensive.
That's a handy bit of info Blackest. Shops just want to sell you the priciest there is.
Tina, unless you've got quite small hands, like me, you might need to go for the Men's glove, as mine are very snug, and I've got short fingers (no piano lessons for me!). My fingers are quite slight, too, little finger size D for rings, middle finger size L. The gloves are snug, but very, very soft, and I think worth the money. If you've got a Notcutts near you they stock them (they have one glove on a chain for folks to try on, so it's a little bit bigger than the ones I've got - had countless people trying it on I guess. So I'd try and find a stockist, so you can try them on. I would have bitten the bullet and bought some from there, but hey, they didn't have them in stock!
I've just checked and Amazon are doing them for £23.95, which is the same as ebay, given the choice Amazon is always better to return to - can just say didn't fit, which I did with the first gauntlets I tried. Type tough touch into the amazon search box. They look and feel as though they will stand up to the job, and the gauntlet bit comes about two-thirds of the way up to my elbow. Hoping to try them out at the weekend - you watch the rain come now I've said that!!
Thanks MMP. I'll have another look. Yes, I have small hands. In the days when you could buy gloves by size, way before your time, I needed a 6, which shops rarely stocked. Like you, it's the lower part of my arm that needs protecting but I can't bear anything that doesn't fit snug.
Will check the Notcutts on line, but don't recall ever seeing that name here.
Hope you get to use them this weekend. Bloody weather.
Just checked. Nearest one 22 miles away! Bit too far for a pair of gloves.
Thanks anyway MMP,
Most fingers were the right length, apart from little finger and one next to it, but not flopping about like lots of gloves, so something I can put up with. The ladies tough touch will probably be OK for you, as I was trying on gloves that were small in Dobbies (they lied when I rang, saying they had several pairs of gauntlets - I suppose they did, but only in one style), they were marked size 5-6. If it's any help, the gloves I was using were the briers' ladies gardening gloves, the pink ones. They fit really nicely.
Resurrecting an old rant, why do cheap shops stock plants and then not water them!???
I saw whole boxes of little perennial plants in Aldi on Monday that were going to be unsaleable unless they were watered right then! In another shop (it was yet another spohisticated tour of the cheap shops) there were lots of hyacinths on a shelf with not enough clearance so that the hyacinths were bent over and they had probably never been watered. I bought the four best and am nursing them. The others were already unsaleable. What's the point? In both shops, i wanted to rescue the lot, but knew that I'd have to pay full price for dying plants. Perhaps I should check their bins next week!
Time to take action I think, with the Supermarkets. http://www.facebook.com/lidlireland I just left them a message asking them to water their plants, If we can just make them aware of how unhappy we are about the situation and the bad publicity they are generating for themselves then perhaps they will do something about it.
http://www.facebook.com/lidluk is the UK page.
http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/SID-A1A19762-4C4B9ECA/www_lidl_uk/hs.xsl/571.htm thats a link to customer services. Hopefully they will listen.
I got a quick response from the uk page but they think its an Irish problem so if anyone feels like chiming in over in the UK please do
Will do, though it was actually Aldi, supposed to belong to the brother of the owner of Lidl, after a quarrel. Probably nonsense!