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Latest posts by Tina_i_am

Beware of companies offering vouchers and cash back.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 17:39


I feel so stupid, but today while checking my bank account, I found a two £10 direct debits that I didn't recognise. Of course I contacted my bank immediately, but while I was talking to them, I realised that I had bought something from Argos six weeks ago and at the end of that transaction, a company (shopper discounts and rewards) said I could claim a £15 voucher off my next online purchase with Argos. I must have agreed something with them.

I contacted them and they cancelled my 'membership' with them with no quibbles and thankfully I check my account regularly and haven't lost much.

Okay, many may say, SO you DIDN'T read the small print, but it seems I'm not alone, heres an articule written in the Guardian ----


Just be aware and careful, they work with companies like Argos and B&Q. I aslo contacted Argos to say this could damage their reputation and got a lovely telephone call from them.

I feel stupid, but if anyone can learn from my mistake, all the better.

Strange weather we've been having

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 20:31

Hot chocolate with marshmellows and cream for me on these autumnal evenings. It's been wet and mild really here (north east of england), not had the heating on all that much. 

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:59

Wow, what a transformation.

Problem Weed

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:55

I thought the definition of a weed was," a plant growning in the wrong place." 

Problem Weed

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:37

Hello, I have that regularly growing in my garden too. Don't know it's name. I don't think there is a long term solution, except to pull it up or hoe over every time that you see it growing. 

My neighbour has a bit of an unkempt garden and the wild seeds probably just fly over the fence all the time and land in my nice soil 

What's for Tea ....... mr fox

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 16:59

Oh, and I made a chocolate fudge cake (nigella lawson recipe) for afters.

What's for Tea ....... mr fox

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 16:56

Tonight is is beef stew with chedder and rosemary scones.

Robin watch

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:59

True, the average lifespan for a robin is 1.1 years, with only 1 in 4 surviving to their first birthday (there is a very high mortality rate), but for those who do they can life longer (maybe 5 or 6 years).

Went to a National Trust property over the summer and they were ringing wild birds, the oldest recorded Robin that they had, on the estate, I think was 9 years old.

So you might have a special robin star gaze lily 

Pot Tidying

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:58

Yep, I keep my pots tidy too. All gets a bit untidy during spring and summer, but then organise myself in autumn to get ready for spring.

Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 15:59

You learn so much more here than just gardening 

No licking the lithops to find out dannyson.

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