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Forum: Christmas Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By ERICSMUM
I was lucky enough to receive a hand-drawn card...

I was lucky enough to receive a hand-drawn card from MH last Christmas. He drew a snowman in a blizzard. Genius.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/8156/124548eea664e4.jpg
Forum: Christmas Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,057
Posted By ERICSMUM
Updated photo

Olga my sister and more importantly a famous Dibber has made a fab garland. I donít know if this is the finished article - she might be planning to tweak it a bit more...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By ERICSMUM
I hadnít thought of donating to a womanís refuge,...

I hadnít thought of donating to a womanís refuge, thereís bound to be one in most towns.

Our local homeless charity is building a Ďportfolioí of accommodation for men who donít want to live in a...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By ERICSMUM
Exactly, good point. 🥰

Exactly, good point. 🥰
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,127
Posted By ERICSMUM
My depression is always at itís worst this time...

My depression is always at itís worst this time of year, shorter days etc. Little things upset me for hours, I waste a lot of time. Iím usually in Florida for a few weeks in Nov for my sunshine...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By ERICSMUM
This is last yearís. I kept it going, mainly...

This is last yearís. I kept it going, mainly because I had nothing better to do during lockdown 😂.

At the beginning of Oct I banished it to the downstairs toilet so it gets the 12 hours darkness...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By ERICSMUM
The volunteers at our local food bank delivery...

The volunteers at our local food bank delivery office are very rude.

Twice Iíve taken stuff but they wonít see me again. Both times theyíve taken the bags straight down to the storage area...
Forum: Christmas 27 Nov 20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By ERICSMUM
Iím not vulnerable but since March Iíve got into...

Iím not vulnerable but since March Iíve got into the habit of leaving post and parcels in the porch for 24 hours to ďde-contaminateĒ.
Forum: General Chat 27 Nov 20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By ERICSMUM
Exactly my view too.

Exactly my view too.
Forum: General Chat 26 Nov 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,227
Posted By ERICSMUM
I saw this CPI issue on my company FB page...

I saw this CPI issue on my company FB page. Currently my annual final salary pension increases are based on RPI.

My understanding is this change will mean my annual pension increase will be less ?...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By ERICSMUM
My nearly 7 year old great nephew canít take a...

My nearly 7 year old great nephew canít take a packed lunch. The school gives them all a cold lunch - he likes their tuna baguettes and has one every day !
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,341
Posted By ERICSMUM
Iím in 2 minds. I live alone and Iím Ďbubbledí...

Iím in 2 minds. I live alone and Iím Ďbubbledí with my sister and her DH. Staying home alone over Christmas really doesnít appeal but Iíve been very good since March and it might be un-done in a...
Forum: General Chat 24 Nov 20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By ERICSMUM
Stop it, Iím having my lunch !

Stop it, Iím having my lunch !
Forum: General Chat 23 Nov 20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,227
Posted By ERICSMUM
Sorry yes I should have said Iím in England.

Sorry yes I should have said Iím in England.
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,227
Posted By ERICSMUM
So the £12,500 (0%) and £37,500 (20%) are added...

So the £12,500 (0%) and £37,500 (20%) are added together (=£50,000) and any earnings above £50,000 at 40% ?
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,227
Posted By ERICSMUM
Thanks. I didnít realise the 40% tax rate kicked...

Thanks. I didnít realise the 40% tax rate kicked in on earnings over £37,500, Iíve always assumed it was over earnings somewhere in the £40,000 bracket.
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,227
Posted By ERICSMUM
Income Tax bands

Iíve been retired for a while and Iíve lost track. Could do with some clarification please of the HMRC website.

The personal tax-free allowance (for people earning less than £100k) is £12,500.
...
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,357
Posted By ERICSMUM
2 days before Thanksgiving last Nov, flying home...

2 days before Thanksgiving last Nov, flying home from MCO.
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 22 Nov 20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By ERICSMUM
I like hotdogs too but limit myself to eating...

I like hotdogs too but limit myself to eating them when Iím in Florida. OR on my annual trip to IKEA !
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,451
Posted By ERICSMUM
A string of multi-colour battery operated...

A string of multi-colour battery operated Christmas lights to wrap round my door wreath.

Ordered from Amazon about 8pm last night and arrived at 2pm today. Prime so free p&p.
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,250
Posted By ERICSMUM
The man who designed and fitted my bathroom was...

The man who designed and fitted my bathroom was very good. First thing he asked was what colour scheme I had in mind. He then brought round a selection of tiles & flooring of various textures,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,997
Posted By ERICSMUM
So, no snogging for 14 days, unless you wear...

So, no snogging for 14 days, unless you wear masks 😂😂😂

Hope DH feels better soon xx
Forum: Christmas 21 Nov 20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By ERICSMUM
A fruit hamper ?

A fruit hamper ?
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 19 Nov 20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 919
Posted By ERICSMUM
My favourites are baby Brussel sprouts and baby...

My favourites are baby Brussel sprouts and baby sweet corns. I donít eat mushy peas, beetroot, aubergine or courgette.
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 18 Nov 20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By ERICSMUM
I donate to local charities only. Itís easier to...

I donate to local charities only. Itís easier to find out how the money is spent.
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 18 Nov 20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,505
Posted By ERICSMUM
Iíve tried lots of these over the years but have...

Iíve tried lots of these over the years but have now settled on Nordpak from Aldi. I think itís butter with something Ďvegetable basedí added to reduce fat and make it easy to spread. I rarely eat...
Forum: General Chat 18 Nov 20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,516
Posted By ERICSMUM
2/3 times a week now Iím retired. I have small...

2/3 times a week now Iím retired. I have small patches of eczema on my scalp and my hairdresser says daily washing might make it worse.

It was daily when I was working, a labour of love as its...
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,139
Posted By ERICSMUM
Marks & Spencer Food Hall.

Marks & Spencer Food Hall.
Forum: Christmas 16 Nov 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,311
Posted By ERICSMUM
Iím in the Christmas spirit now. Planning to make...

Iím in the Christmas spirit now. Planning to make these into cards for 2 neighbours. I know itís an old fashioned craft but I enjoy it.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/8156/3873fabbea3c13.jpg...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Nov 20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By ERICSMUM
I kept getting similar sort of price differences...

I kept getting similar sort of price differences when looking at business class. Probably my last 6 bookings have been with BA for this reason and so far Iíve been happy with the service.
Forum: General Chat 16 Nov 20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By ERICSMUM
I like cats.

I like cats.
Forum: Christmas 15 Nov 20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,311
Posted By ERICSMUM
Oh wow thatís fab ! Iím a knitter but I think...

Oh wow thatís fab ! Iím a knitter but I think that would defeat me.
Forum: Christmas 15 Nov 20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By ERICSMUM
Hand warmers for when theyíre hanging around...

Hand warmers for when theyíre hanging around after a game. The single use ones are cheap.

Are they into grooming yet ? Perhaps facial scrub, moisturiser etc.
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 14 Nov 20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By ERICSMUM
Fab present, so personal. You could add the date...

Fab present, so personal. You could add the date on the back so sheíll always remember.
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,125
Posted By ERICSMUM
I sleep in the nude under my Jim-jams.

I sleep in the nude under my Jim-jams.
Forum: General Chat 13 Nov 20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By ERICSMUM
Mum had a long shoe horn so she could sit and put...

Mum had a long shoe horn so she could sit and put her shoes on without having to bend forward.

She also had a ďsponge on a stickĒ so she could wash her feet without bending over in the shower.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Nov 20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,071
Posted By ERICSMUM
Definitely the flight for me because I couldnít...

Definitely the flight for me because I couldnít manage 9 hours in economy.

Youíve already got a decent hotel and as others have said, we donít usually spend much time in them anyway.

Tough...
Forum: General Chat 11 Nov 20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By ERICSMUM
Youíre in luck - you can cover it with a mask...

Youíre in luck - you can cover it with a mask without embarrassment. 😷 😷 😷
Forum: General Chat 10 Nov 20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By ERICSMUM
Magnifying glass ?

Magnifying glass ?
Forum: General Chat 10 Nov 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By ERICSMUM
Have you tried press-ups ? With your hands...

Have you tried press-ups ? With your hands clasped at the back of your neck ?
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