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66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
edited October 2020 in Coffee lounge
I thought I’d make a thread where people can just talk about random day-to-day stuff, what they have been up to, what they are planning on doing (without stealing from the daily goals thread of course), etc.

I just received via email a £5 voucher for Halfords. As far as I can see there is no minimum spend so if I want to I can just spend up to £5 and get my shopping for free. I intend to do that. Time to go shopping on their website :smiley: 

I’m not sure why I get excited about little things like this, haha.

What is going on for everybody else?

PS I don’t know why there seems to be multiple gaps between my paragraphs. I only put one line between them in the editor. I think there is a bit of a bug.
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang evening nice idea for a thread my friend. Two things come to mind,'ve found amazon prime days a big disappointment this year only brought one item for £2.99 lol secondly i've been having a shocking time these last 2 weeks with my eyes, blurred vision balance problems and slurred speech, apparently there is nothing can be done its side effects of medication (have taken over 300,000 tablets over 23 years !)
    Other than that lifes not too bad, hope you and yours are ok and staying safe and well?
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @woodbine yes I have Amazon Prime and eagerly waited for Prime Day as well but nothing really caught my eye enough to make me spend any money ha ha. I am hoping Black Friday is a bit more interesting with some better deals.

    Sorry to hear about your struggles. Wow that is a lot of tablets - that works out at about 35 a day if I did the maths right. I’m on 4 a day and I thought that was a lot. I like your attitude though, things could always be worse couldn’t they?

    Not great but not bad either here, just getting by, that’s the main thing I guess, thanks for asking.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi good thread 

    I am having issues with amazin currently anything I order that is due to be delivered by hermes is not arriving 3 times this has happened in 4 weeks 

    If it is royal mail then items are delivered 

    I have spoken to customer service and they have either replaced item or given refund but if replaced it still doesn't arrive 

    Will call again as I have 2 outstanding items but hope they look into it and give some explanation 

    I use amazon a lot especially for Christmas gifts but reluctant to order anything else currently 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @janer1967

    I can’t say I have had the same problem although my delivery dates have been pushed back. If I was to order something today it would arrive by Monday, usually it’s the next day (or the day after of ordered later in the evening). I assumed this was due to COVID or just demand.

    I don’t like to shame companies but I have heard quite a few bad things from various people about Hermes recently.

    My deliveries come by an Amazon van, not Hermes, can you choose who delivers or is it based on where you live?

    I hope you get your items soon.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    You don't choose who delivers usually small items come by royal mail bigger by hermes I have had loads delivered by them before and no issue I even get same driver so dint know what is happening 

    Hard to believe amazon distribution is only about 5 miles from me 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    I was hoping to get an Amazon Fire 8 inch tablet for my mum for Christmas, thankfully they were in the deals , should have been £90 but dropped to £45 i do love a bargain :) 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done @Ami2301 I love a bargain as well. That is a nice Christmas present. :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Sadly Halfords voucher didn’t work so I contacted them and got a new one and that didn’t work either. I don’t know what to do now. I don’t like making a mountain out of a molehill as I was only going to use it to get £5 worth of free screen wash but £5 is £5...
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @66Mustang :) I've never been able to treat her to anything, due to our financial situation over the years, thankfully its been the most stable this year then its ever been (wish I could say that about the world today!) So me and my 2 sisters chipped in together and got her one. 

    Even though I'm blessing her with a granddaughter next month, still would love to treat her :) 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree it is often a nicer feeling to buy someone something they want than to buy something for yourself. I remember when I had no rent to pay and no car and was able to afford to treat everyone at Christmas and they still mention it now almost a decade later. If I bought myself something with the money it would be long forgotten by now! Now I have a car and other financial commitments so I have to budget at Christmas but I guess it is the thought that counts with gifts. :)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Definitely, even if people like my mum are difficult to buy for lol :)
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    We start buying for the 2 grandkids in January which we did this year, but usually we buy right through the year which has been difficult this year, so they will get a few pressies plus a nice cheque each, personally I would buy them a whip and top each but senior management insists we ruin them, its the one argument we have every year ! The rest of the time I do as i'm told, when i'm told and how i'm told (I know my place   :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you know your place @woodbine and who is the boss 

    I always go overboard with gifts as I like buying for others 

    Will be very different this year as dont even know if I will get to see family I buy for 

    I really feel for my niece she is having a baby due in next few weeks and with current restrictions nobody will get to meet the little one 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    I've tried every year to be organised with birthdays and Christmas, yet always fail but this year I think I'm on track. We have 9 nieces and nephews, along with other family members means that we have one gift-free month which is April. 

    I love searching for gifts to buy others but I get to the point where I know all the gift guides like the back of my hand... Argos, Matalan, a couple of others too. I'm so sad lol!
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 1,922 Pioneering
    I've always struggled with keeping track of birthdays too @Ami2301. This year I decided to add them all to my calendar on my phone and set a reminder for two weeks before each of them. 

    So far it's helped me massively :)  

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm glad its helped @Ross_Scope :) 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    Yet more items not delivered from Amazon, they are eventually now looking into the issue rather than keeping re ordering them

    I really want this sorting as I will be doing most f my shopping on line , never had this problem before
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 I hope they get it sorted for you soon

    We ordered an item in July and it never came so need to chase them up on that. Apart from that they have been good to us, though. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang Thats a long time to wait best get it sorted 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I agree, luckily it was only a few pounds and not an essential item but that’s not the point 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    The year before last I ordered a mini saw wheel from amazon, about 100mm diameter. After a week or so I received a package of the similar size. On opening it I found a ‘my little princess’ set of necklaces!  I had to laugh, but having complained I then received the correct saw blade and nothing was said, no apologies just a replacement. I gave the necklaces away by the way lol. to err is human to forgive, divine, as they say.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I feel sorry for the little girl who got a saw wheel :o
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
    That’s a good point @66Mustang I hadn’t thought of that! 🤣
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,987 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry @leeCal but that made me chuckle 😂
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Today I booked a hotel for my birthday trip to Scotland. We were due to go on the month of my birthday (November) but postponed it due to the restrictions and have now re-booked for March. I hope we get to go but if we have to cancel it again then we are allowed to at least. :)
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    Nice one fingers crossed you get to go and have a wonderful time 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    This morning I ordered a new fridge from Amazon for £89.99 and now it is retailing for £85.99 just a few hours later. :# I have emailed the company suggesting they refund me the £4 but not sure whether they will or not.

    I could return the fridge for a refund then just buy it again which would cause added hassle for both me and the seller, and added expense for the seller (probably more than £4) so it would make sense for them to refund me.

    I know it is only £4 but every penny counts to me :D
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang have you tried camelcamelcamel its a price tracker for amazon?
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    No I’d never heard of that but it looks interesting thanks @woodbine
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang your welcome, another one when using amazon is "pouch" it will check for any available discount codes.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh that sounds useful as well, very nice :)

    I like to think I’m a good shopper and never pay more than I have to but I wonder how much I’ve lost through not having used these in the past haha
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    IIRC pouch won some backing when they appeared on Dragons Den.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    What is everyone up to? I am enjoying an Old Fashioned while browsing forums :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Very sophisticated @66Mustang! I'm working (obviously), drinking coffee, and bopping along to some nostalgic tunes :) 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,220 Disability Gamechanger
    Mentioning Van Morrison's 'Here Comes The Night,' on the music thread earlier got me listening to this, then a concert he did last year, then David Gilmour, Phil Collins & early Genesis concerts. So I've been listening to a variety of music. I was at a small venue featuring Van Morrison with Them when I was a student, so have always had a soft spot for him; still singing really well in his 70s. :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @chiarieds that happens to me when I watch something on YouTube. i.e. watching related videos then related videos of the related videos. I think they call it “falling down a hole” or something. :D
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I’ve got an Amazon order coming apparently between 7-10pm :o that seems quite late. Is that normal? I wonder if it will be cancelled and re-delivered tomorrow.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    We had some replacements delivered for one of our vertical blinds fiddley job but all done, problem was they aren't the colour we ordered, but they look ok so they're staying. Just heard on the radio we have 57 nights sleep until Christmas /1
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I fall down YouTube holes all the time @66Mustang :D 

    That does seem quite late, but I think I've had parcels arrive that late before too. You often never quite know when they're going to arrive though!
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done doing that @woodbine, it is annoying getting the wrong item but I’m glad they look OK. 

    57 nights that’s not too many.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    Update finally got all my amazon parcels wow that was some saga 

    Fingers crossed it's all ok for the future 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m glad to hear it @janer1967 hopefully it goes smoothly from now on
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 1,922 Pioneering
    Whoop, glad you finally have them @janer1967 :) 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you end up getting your parcel @66Mustang
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I got it in the end thanks @Tori_Scope :) It turned up at around 8pm.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    How are we all diddling this week?  I hope November is being kind to you :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope:smile:

    I’ve bought a few Christmas presents this week for family members - a Mary Berry cook book and recipe tin for my Mum and a bench vice for my Dad - and have just driven through a drive-thru car wash for the first time! It was exciting!

    What about you? :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang How productive!! I need to get thinking about Christmas presents too :)  

    Yey, how did you find it?  The first time I went through one the brushes scared me  :D
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang Oooh and I'm just about to finish work and then need to bob to the supermarket for some food before settling down to Netflix.  I'm hoping the supermarket won't be too busy  :|
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    I forgot to close the window until one of my passengers reminded me :D:D:D 

    I thought I was going backwards at one point but it was just the rollers moving forwards haha - it was good though and it did a great job!
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang Yes!! I've had that too, it can feel a bit disorientating but it's quite fun!  It's good to give our cars some TLC now and again :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    I had a medical appointment with the psychiatrist at the community mental health centre and it was cancelled because the doctor was called away for an emergency. :(

    Luckily I have been booked in for some psychology sessions at the specialist clinic that I am under though, so not all bad news!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    That's frustrating @66Mustang! Are they reorganising for another day? 

    That's good news :) How are you feeling about it? 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Thanks for asking :) I am getting a new appointment but I’m not sure when it will be. I hope I don’t have to wait weeks for another appointment like a new patient but I guess I can’t just skip the queue as that would be unfair on others, although they could have some spare appointments in reserve for situations like mine. You could look at it both ways I guess.

    My main help is coming from the specialist clinic though and I’m really glad to be having some more psychology there. It has been really helpful in the past and I am excited about the prospect of moving forwards :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Hopefully you won't have to wait too long @66Mustang! Yeah, maybe they'll have other cancellations or last minute appointments pop-up. 

    Great, well that all sounds really positive :) Let us know how you get on!
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    I have just eaten a bit of crusty bread and lost my tooth :neutral:

    I fell over and broke my two front teeth a few years ago so have fillings in their place and one just came out in the bread! :(
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Off to the dentist tomorrow I think :(
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Well I’ve had my tooth repaired, less than 24 hours after it broke. All better now. I’ve been told to avoid crusty bread!!
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 1,922 Pioneering
    Glad it's better @66Mustang :) Maybe stay away from toffees too :) 
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    I usually lose fillings on soft food/sweets not hard stuff, probably an age thing lol

    Woke up here this morning to the first fog/mist of the winter didn't really clear till lunchtime.

    Was woken up at 8-30 by the door bell, it was a lad about 6 years old delivering an amazon parcel, I double checked that his mum was at the end of the path in her car, I thought that amazon has started using child labour [removed by moderator - use of language].
  • Marie88Marie88 Member Posts: 66 Connected
    edited November 2020
    I’ve got an appointment at the dentist the week after next.. I need to check they are still open during lockdown. I’ve been getting a bit of tooth ache recently. It’s my own fault as during the first lockdown I was eating a lot of sugary snacks and chocolate, so quite worried I’m going to need fillings done.

    Today has been a lazy Sunday. I couldn’t get to sleep last night and was up until 4am. I got up at 12 today, had brunch, had a look on bbc news and did my own 2 minute silence. I put a wash on and did an hour or so of my online course. Then I started watching ‘The Walking Dead’, I’m on season 9 at the moment. Going to have fajitas for tea, so going to make them soon. Then I’ll watch a film with my boyfriend and try and get to sleep earlier than last night and get up earlier tomorrow too!
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Marie88 I can’t speak for all of them but my dentist is open to past patients but you need to do a few things before you go in like have your temperature checked, sanitise your hands and wash your mouth out with mouthwash. Also mine is only letting one patient in at a time so you need to wait outside until your pre booked appointment. 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I absolutely love fajitas @marie88, were they nice? 

    I hope you got a better night of sleep last night :) 
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  • Marie88Marie88 Member Posts: 66 Connected
    edited November 2020
    @66Mustang I’ve checked with my dentist and they are open but will contact me the day before to make sure I don’t have any symptoms. They didn’t mention having temperature taken or using mouthwash! Maybe I’ll have to do that though! I’m not looking forward to it I’ve always hated the dentist but good to get it out the way!

    @Tori_Scope I didn’t actually end up having them, I had something easy from the freezer instead! Probably have them at the weekend, I always buy frozen chicken pieces and onion and pepper as makes it easier and then I don’t have to worry about them going off quickly as I find the dates on Tesco fresh food aren’t great (I usually get a delivery every week as I live in a small town and our local supermarket is really expensive!)


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
    woodbine said:
    I usually lose fillings on soft food/sweets not hard stuff, probably an age thing lol

    Woke up here this morning to the first fog/mist of the winter didn't really clear till lunchtime.

    Was woken up at 8-30 by the door bell, it was a lad about 6 years old delivering an amazon parcel, I double checked that his mum was at the end of the path in her car, I thought that amazon has started using child labour [removed by moderator - use of language].
    i'm baffled as to what the "language" might have been but hey ho B)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Marie88 it may just be my dentist that has those procedures. Also I forgot to mention the dentist was all PPEd up with a breathing mask on as well which I can understand given they are working on peoples mouths.

    @woodbine not going to say whether I agree but the word you used to describe a small person is seen as not politically correct these days!

    I have just been for a drive and now am settling down for the night! What’s everyone else up to!
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,089 Disability Gamechanger
     :):o  
    @Marie88 it may just be my dentist that has those procedures. Also I forgot to mention the dentist was all PPEd up with a breathing mask on as well which I can understand given they are working on peoples mouths.

    @woodbine not going to say whether I agree but the word you used to describe a small person is seen as not politically correct these days!

    I have just been for a drive and now am settling down for the night! What’s everyone else up to!
    Ah thanks i remember now, hope once again I didn't offend anybody, put it down to my advancing years and not understanding any of the PC  (word removed by woodbine) :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    No offence taken here @woodbine I can’t speak for everyone but personally I am only offended by intent to offend not accidental use of a word! :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Don't worry @woodbine! As @66Mustang said, I'm sure we all know you didn't intend to cause any offence. 

    Once I've finished work I'm going to decorate a Toblerone Tart I made yesterday and left to set overnight. It looks good, so I'm hoping it'll turn out well. 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope I’ve never heard of a Toblerone tart but as someone who likes Toblerone it sounds interesting......... please share some pictures of it if you can!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I use frozen veg a lot as well @Marie88, so that I don't end up throwing things away. I try to eat vegetarian on the whole, and I actually made halloumi fajitas for my tea last night. Delicious!
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    I will try and remember to take some before we devour it @66Mustang :D Decoration is not my strong point, but I'm going to give piping a go. 

    This is the recipe I used.
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Wow that looks really nice!!!
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    Save me a slice of your toblerone tart please! 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    homemade toblerone tart. Biscuit base, filled with toblerone mousse, and topped with whipped cream and pieces of toblerone

    Not the best decoration in the world, but pretty happy with how it turned out! It tastes delicious, and that's the most important thing.

    I'll post you a slice @Cher_Scope :D 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    That looks really nice :o:yum:
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @66Mustang! My housemates and I are taking it in turns to bake during lockdown to keep us going. They're both good bakers so there was some pressure to make something that was at least edible :D I've got no idea what I'll make next time it's my turn...
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,062 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope That looks amazing well done you

    Try a lemon drizzle cake next or any type as cheescake as they are quite easy. Or an ice cream flan just do biscuit base then buy ice cream eg vanilla and add stuff like choc chips fruit mix it all up with the ice cream and put on top of the biscuit base and freeze  
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    Move over Mary Berry, @Tori_Scope is in town :)  It looks delicious.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @janer1967! And thank you for the suggestions :) The ice cream flan sounds tasty
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Bake Off here I come @Cher_Scope
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,665 Disability Gamechanger
    OH, I WISH I'D LOOKED AFTER MY TEETH
    by
    Pam Ayres
    Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth, 
    And spotted the perils beneath,
    All the toffees I chewed, 
    And the sweet sticky food,
    Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth.
    
    I wish I'd been that much more willin' 
    When I had more tooth there than fillin'
    To pass up gobstoppers, 
    From respect to me choppers
    And to buy something else with me shillin'.
    
    When I think of the lollies I licked, 
    And the liquorice allsorts I picked,
    Sherbet dabs, big and little, 
    All that hard peanut brittle,
    My conscience gets horribly pricked.
    
    My Mother, she told me no end, 
    "If you got a tooth, you got a friend"
    I was young then, and careless, 
    My toothbrush was hairless,
    I never had much time to spend.
    
    Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right, 
    I flashed it about late at night,
    But up-and-down brushin' 
    And pokin' and fussin'
    Didn't seem worth the time... I could bite!
    
    If I'd known I was paving the way,
    To cavities, caps and decay,
    The murder of fiIlin's 
    Injections and drillin's
    I'd have thrown all me sherbet away.
    
    So I lay in the old dentist's chair,
    And I gaze up his nose in despair,
    And his drill it do whine, 
    In these molars of mine,
    "Two amalgum," he'll say, "for in there."
    
    How I laughed at my Mother's false teeth,
    As they foamed in the waters beneath,
    But now comes the reckonin' 
    It's me they are beckonin'
    Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth.
    
    The end
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    Lots of shouting going on downstairs today. I think a family member is annoyed about something. I don’t like arguments, it really affects me. :(
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that @66Mustang. I hate arguments and shouting too. Are you able to put some headphones on to drown out the noise? 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope yes I listened to Top Gear through my headphones for a little while and it was OK in the end :) thanks 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @leeCal Love that Pam Ayres poem and how I relate.  Why did I eat all them fizzy cola bottle when I was a young one!  

    @66Mustang Glad it quietened for you,  I don't like arguing either.  How are you feeling today?  Do you have much planned?
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,665 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope I have something coming today in the post so just need to wait in for that :)

    What about you?
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I'm working while 4 and its my nephews 16th birthday so I'll be speaking to him later (/having him grunt down the phone at me).  I can't believe how quickly he's grown up  :o

    I hope your post doesn't arrive too late!
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,220 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope you have a good day after yesterday evening @66Mustang :)
    I'm still waiting for the plumber to hopefully find my gas leak. Typing here with cold fingers! He was supposed to be here 8.45am today, so am not a happy bunny. :(
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    @chiarieds Oh heck, that's no good :(  Have a nice warm drink!  I hope the plumber arrives soon.
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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,135 Pioneering
    Yuck, so I just checked Argos for stock of the Xbox Series X and they're out of stock! Eh? They got new stock yesterday! I know the demand is ridiculously high but come on!

  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think it's probably because of everyone buying things in the Black Friday sales @MrAllen1976 :o, and the demand is very high as you say. Sorry that you weren't able to get one. Do you know when they might restock? 
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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,135 Pioneering
    Black Friday?! Meh, another pointless import from the USA!


  • Eliz31abethEliz31abeth Member Posts: 33 Courageous
    Ive just discovered diamond drill art its the only thing that quiets my racing brain..im not arty crafty or clever A friend gave me a kit iI thought id make the effort do a bit send a photo and athank you and was hooked after 15mins!!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    I'd never heard of that so I just looked it up @Eliz31abeth. It looks really cool! I'm glad it quietens your racing thoughts too. If you have any pictures please do upload them to our KaleidoScope thread if you want :) You might get some inspiration there too. 
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,376 Disability Gamechanger
    How is everyone doing on this quite nippy day?  Does anyone have any exciting plans?

    I might begin to wrap some presents after work just so I can say I've made a start :)  
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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,135 Pioneering
    Might pop down to the Flat later and bring my Xbox back here so I can play Cyber Punk 2077, and take my Xbox Series S back there for now until I can get a Series X next year.

    Euromillions is £175 Million again tonight, might pop in the Co Op and buy some tickets.

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