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Monday, 26 November 2018

Christmas Offers

Thank heavens Black Friday is over, now we just have Cyber Monday to contend with. Yes today is Cyber Monday apparently, so if you're after anything electrical you should be able to bag a deal.

Now this is the sort of offer I prefer.  Have you heard the rumour that Aldi and Lidl will be doing their 19p Christmas vegetables again this year. Well I'm guessing that will force the others into doing similar like last year. I think most did carrots, potatoes, parsnips and sprouts. I believe Asda also had broccoli.  I bought loads and prepped them for the freezer they were such good value and lasted well into spring.

We didn't get as far as we would have liked with the ensuite tiling etc because the shower tray took longer to fit. The walls are so out of 'square' hubby had to chisel out sections to get a good job.

I'd picked natural stone tiles for the middle section that were a bit of a pain to cut even with a tile saw. It's very hard choosing stuff in artificially  lit shops with big open spaces. The you bring them home and put them in a small space with less lighting. Anyway I was chuffed when they went up because  they were in fact the cheapest out of all the tiles we had put together at £165. (£200 with the waterproof cement)  Plus we had a B&Q coupon, only for £5 but it all helps.





We also bought a new toilet while we were in there. It has a shorter profile to the old one and is altogether slimmer which has allowed us to move it across the wall giving us more space around the vanity unit when it's fitted. More photos to follow.

This dull weather is driving me insane. I need sunshine so I can see what I'm painting.  We really do need to crack on this week so the glossing can be done. I'd love the 3 bedrooms and hallway to be finished by Christmas which is just over 4 weeks away.

Hubby has his second year results at the memory clinic Wednesday. He resat  everything 6 weeks ago and had another brain MRI scan, because they have last year's results to refer to this should be a more accurate picture of why his memory is so poor.  Although they don't believe its dementia it did prove he is unable to take in verbal instructions well. He is better at reading things to absorb info.

Bye for now. Tx

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  2. There will be space in my freezer for some of those veggies. Black and cyber days go straight over my head, if I need something I get it then. If I do not need it then I do not care how "cheap" it appears to be. Well done on those tiles.

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  3. Didn't know about those veggies so shall keep my eyes open this year.

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    1. There was a real veg war at the supermarkets last year with various ones offering bags for 19p, 20p and 25p. Great value.

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  4. Our freezers are full, so we won't be buying to many fresh veg, which is a shame. We had a huge bill from Asda this morning, but we should not require anymore big supermarket shops this year.

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    1. That's the problem with freezers we fill them up. Mind you bagging up the veg I small portions meant I could tuck them in all the books and crannies.

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  5. I'm hoping for those veggies too - they were such great value last Christmas.
    xx

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    1. Weren't they. I'm wondering what else they'll be doing to get our business.

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  6. Hi Tania,
    I hope the results for your hubby have some answers for you.
    Cyber Monday I didn't realise until I opened my emails. The en suite will be lovely when finished, I do miss having one.xx

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    1. It's only the second property we have lived in that has one. Yes they're useful especially with guests in the house, as it alleviates the queue for the toilet etc. We with have an over bath shower in the bathroom to.

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  7. Gosh you don't want to come out and re-do my place do you? I've been years trying to get things done (OK, we did do a lot but it certainly needs a tune-up now). And it will probably be good for your hubbie to have another memory test won't it. I think if he can take it in from reading it it sounds hopeful. Maybe he is slightly deaf or (as in the case of my former partner) he just tunes you out!!! Bad hubbie!

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    1. I'm looking forward to what the doctors have to say. Bubble finds it very frustrating at times....and so do I. But such is life.

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  8. I am doing the "no buy" days instead! Its cheaper. Veg sounds a good buy. Well done on the tiling = looks good.

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    1. I can't remember how early they started the cheap veg last year but it was great. We are pleased with the tiling.

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  9. Is it possible your dh doesn't hear well? Mine has hearing loss but says he is too young for a hearing aid, he is 67 so not so young. I live in the U.S. and we just celebrated Thanksgiving. Usually the price of onions, celery, yams, cranberries, and potatoes would be low, not so much this year.

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    1. He has regular hearing tests at his work place because of the noisy machines. I believe some of it is fown to anxiety. He panics trying to remember information.

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  10. Love the tiles!!!!

    I picked out a paint colour for the hallway and when we got home I actually think it might be a touch too pink.

    Hope the tests they are doing go well.

    God bless.

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    1. It's difficult choosing colours because the light can vary so much where you are putting it in your home.

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  11. That's an incredible deal that you got on those veggies. I understand what your husband is saying. I do much better with written instructions now, too. That way I can stay calm, review, and take my time. I feel like I get anxious and panicky when I make mistakes, and then I can't understand people. (recently I gave someone my phone number from twenty years ago! It was so frustrating. I am only 54.

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    1. That's exactly what happens to him. The more he tries to remember a set if instructions the more anxious he is.

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  12. Reading the above comment thought I would mention that my friend who is 66 was recently diagnosed as having dementia but then after more tests she was told it was anxiety that was causing her poor memory and perhaps she had too much going on in her life. She is taking steps now to 'calm' her lifestyle with the help of a therapist and improving.
    My mum has always had a poor memory for retaining things you tell her but she is 93 soon and although it doesn't improve it hasn't got worse.
    Hope you get some answers from the tests.
    Love the tiles - fingers crossed you get it all finished for Christmas.

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    1. I believe a great deal of his memory problems is caused by anxiety. This was confirmed last time as he can do complex written puzzles, he can do conplex drawings but fails the oral instruction side.

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  13. A friend has been having problems with memory for the past 22 months and they can find no resson, like your previous commentor, lifestyle and anxiety have been blamed too. Counselling is happening to try and help for her.
    Nice tiles.

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    1. Thanks Julie. I think being anxious about remembering stuff adds pressure.

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  14. It would be interesting to see your husband have 2 tests-one after taking an anti anxiety medication and one without. Love the tiling you have done. What great prices on the veggies, we don't see anything like that here. A few years go one supermarket decided to sell the 'wonkie' vegetables at a reduced price.
    Only problem was that they were so high priced to start with that the wonky ones ended up the same price as 'regular' veggies at the cheaper supermarkets!

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