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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Patience is a Virtue..........2

Well blow me down I was only just talking about  having patience when shopping, when I got a phone call from Wickes who had planned and quoted  for the new kitchen. The quote offer was to run out yesterday 8th so John was asking if we'd made up our minds etc. We had decided we preferred Wickes style of unit to Wren despite being more expensive but previous experience tells me they normally come back with a further reduction and they did, £495 off the price plus and an  additional 24 hours to sign on the dotted line. I suspect this would have been extended further if we'd said we couldn't get there in time. The plan is below, sorry its a bit fuzzy.




Once a month we get a load of junk mail through the door, most ends up straight in the recycling. But some is quite  interesting.  Farmfoods don't have a website whereby you can browse products. So you physically have to go in. I pop in regularly as they are right next door to Screwfix my favourite shop but only  buy  bread and milk. 




In each months junk mail there is usually a Farmfoods leaflet and some of the products have caught my eye this month, especially as there are coupons attached to reduce the price further.  6 cans of Tuna for £3.99, less than 67p a tin, Finish dishwasher tablets 220 tablets for £15 and the Youngs Fish in sauce 3 for £5. Hubby loves Parsley whereas I don't, so a great way to mix and match. If I can bring down the price of the protein in our diet then it will help enormously. Once I have a proper kitchen again I will also be experimenting with more meat free dishes using pulses and beans not just meat substitutes. 

I'm getting a little anxious about starting work next week. I have to travel to Kent for my first day to see around a distribution centre and meet the big bosses. I haven't worked since retiring almost two snd a half years ago. Doesn't time fly. Back soon.Tx 



28 comments:

  1. Good luck with the new job. You will be great.

    God bless.

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  2. The kitchen looks like it is quite a simple yet modern style, can't wait to see it. I had the farm foods leaflet come through yesterday, I see the toilet rolls have gone up, last time I got them it was three packs for £10, but they have gone up another £1 now, I have to get some this week, everything is still creeping up in price.

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    1. I was wondering about the toilet rolls, are they good Marlene. They say theyre 3ply. I usually buy Lidl when they are on half price weekend which I believe they are this weekend.

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    2. Yes they are fine Tania, I have been buying them for a while now.x

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  3. I'm sure you will be fine next week but knowing that doesn't stop the nerves from creeping in, does it? Good luck from me.
    xx

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  4. In our last house we had a Wicks, kitchen, it was there for 10 years before we moved, it was so strong and sturdy. Here our joiner pushed for a kitchen from Howdens, and I am so disappointed after only 8 years, it's no where a good as Wicks. Great extra discount. We try and eat twice a week no meat days, plus a couple days fish, so meat is only 3 days, which has cut costs alot.

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    1. We've had a Wren kitchen before but they just didn't gave what we wanted. I'm pleased to hear wickes have been good. Less meat has got to be good health wise as well as budget.

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  5. I use farm foods for those toilet rolls, frozen puff pastry and what ever good offers they have that I use. They are on the same little retail park as Home Bargains and Lidl so I am there weekly.

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    1. 3 good stores together. I'll be up for try g a few more things.

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  6. My neighbour uses Farm Foods for the cat food offer as she says she gets a whole box for free using the offer and the money off coupon, a saving of approx £10

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  7. Good luck tomorrow-you’ll probably be shattered but it will be good to hear how you got on. Kitchen looks good and my DH fitted our daughter’s kitchen at least 12 years ago and has altered it several times since. It’s a Wickes one and he was so pleased that he then fitted the cheapest Wickes cabinets in the study for computer desk etc.

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    1. Great news about Wickes. Hubby will fit the kitchen and with his engineering background he'll be making sure it's sturdy.

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  8. Good luck from me for next week. Exciting times. I have had a Wickes kitchen in the past and it served me well.

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    1. Scary times. I hope some of the newbies at Gravesend will be working in the same store as me.

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  9. Well done on that extra money off. That was worth waiting for. I occasionally drop things in a basket and wait. I can't say that it seems to work that often but then it only has to work occasionally doesn't it.

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  10. Good luck with your new job. We are kitchen hunting at the moment - not sure who to go with.

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    1. I've had Wren and B&Q. This us a first with Wickes.

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  11. Good luck with the new job. I hope everything goes well.

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