Category Archives: miscellaneous

Price hikes, again!

I had a little bit of shopping to do today and took the time to have a look round the shelves to see what was available. Lots of Christmas stuff reduced by up to 50%, but I don’t want any … Continue reading

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Frenemy at the Gate

When someone tells you they have cancer, you feel sorry for them and offer your support. Someone tells you they have Covid and it’s a different kettle of fish altogether. You get a rush of emotions as the bottom falls … Continue reading

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Friday Rant: 4th November

The news is full of doom and gloom and our government look set to penalize pensioners who had the foresight to arrange private pensions and own their properties outright. It has been suggested that pension increases be Means Tested because … Continue reading

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Energy savings: just a thought

I had our monthly energy bill yesterday and we are in receipt of the first £66 installment of the £400 government energy grant so doing very well towards our winter bills. We have however been trying to think of ways … Continue reading

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Meet The Doors………..

Old door New door As you can see, the door itself is wider than the original, but in keeping with wider doorways, hallway and position of light switches aimed at disabled living. We’re pleased with the job.

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Mind willing, hands not so much

I have been meaning to write my monthly Hello cards to our friends for the last fortnight but September was a busy month for us as we had umpteen doctors, hospital and vet appointments so my letter writing very much … Continue reading

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Sketches to warm your heart

I had my pension newsletter the other day and this picture was in it. The narrative is part of Her Majesty’s Covid speech: ‘We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet … Continue reading

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Carnival 2022

Carnival Day today so we legged it up the road to see the parade. Maya was not bad at all with the crowds, noise and other dogs, though she got a little bemused by the lobster. The walk there and … Continue reading

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Scam Alert: Government Grant

I received a text message yesterday from Gov-UK saying I was entitled to a £400 energy discount grant and to apply, go to a listed link. The majority of households in the UK are all entitled to this grant as … Continue reading

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How typical: the Government missing the point.

I have a Monday Peeve Paula! I have just read this and shake my head in disbelief. No need to cut energy use and no risk of winter blackouts, No 10 tells public (source) As a light user consumer, the … Continue reading

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