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Forum: Christmas 29 Nov 20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By mandco
I let dd try the ring which was just as well as...

I let dd try the ring which was just as well as it didn't fit despite using the measurement guide they have. I sent it back and reordered in a different size which fits ok just waiting on a refund...
Forum: Christmas 29 Nov 20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By mandco
turkey sandwiches as you cannot have xmas dinner...

turkey sandwiches as you cannot have xmas dinner together?

maybe some nibbles like crisps or nuts
Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By mandco
Last xmas our school did a foodbank drive and...

Last xmas our school did a foodbank drive and while most of the donations went to the local bank they also organised parcels to be delivered to students they knew needed the support :thumbs-up
I was...
Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,293
Posted By mandco
its totally normal for them to be reluctant...

its totally normal for them to be reluctant walkers at first regardless of how they did before. The area is unfamiliar with lots of new sights & smells and that can be scary but one day he'll get the...
Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By mandco
They have been hit hard this year - people are...

They have been hit hard this year - people are not going to physical shops, money is tighter for a lot of people and with costs increasing less donations coming in yet demand is soaring :(
I can add...
Forum: Christmas 26 Nov 20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By mandco
we have what we call a xmas day survival kit it...

we have what we call a xmas day survival kit it contains all the bits you may need on the day like batteries, screwdrivers in various sizes including the tiny ones, scissors

Nothing worse than...
Forum: Christmas 26 Nov 20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By mandco
I'm sorry to hear about your dad how about...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad

how about making them a hamper of special treats?
maybe add in a game and get yourself a duplicate so you can play together over facetime/zoom
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Nov 20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,135
Posted By mandco
You are meant to follow whichever tier rules are...

You are meant to follow whichever tier rules are higher.
So if you are in tier 1 and visit a tier 2 area you should follow the tier 2 rules.
If you are in tier 2 and visit a tier one location you...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,100
Posted By mandco
the ex is right under the xmas bubble guidelines...

the ex is right under the xmas bubble guidelines upto 3 households can mix with no limits on numbers and children with separated parents can be in 2 different bubbles.
That said if he's old...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,354
Posted By mandco
anyone else not want to bubble over xmas?

I feel like I'm being mean but I really don't want to bubble over xmas
I know my sdd will be wanting to bubble with us so we can see the grandkids - and yes I'd love to see them but I know they...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,100
Posted By mandco
It gets complicated as while you can only be in a...

It gets complicated as while you can only be in a bubble of 3 households you don't actually have to chose the same bubble as the rest of the people you live with.

3.4 Households where everybody is...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Nov 20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,100
Posted By mandco
if you are in an existing bubble that counts as 1...

if you are in an existing bubble that counts as 1 household for the xmas bubble of 3 so he would still be able to be included.

children with separated parents are also allowed to see both parents...
Forum: Christmas 20 Nov 20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By mandco
does he still believe? a bath bomb or...

does he still believe?

a bath bomb or similar
We don't do dvd's anymore as there's so much choice online but I put in popcorn/snacks to eat
box of crackers
(board)game of some sort


my...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,093
Posted By mandco
The year has brought the worst out in people in...

The year has brought the worst out in people in many ways DD comes home in tears nearly everyday at the moment as she gets so much abuse at work from the customers :(

Anyone that works in a a...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By mandco
My yodel ordered turned up so the driver...

My yodel ordered turned up so the driver obviously didn't deliver it in the morning like they claimed. The door when at 10.30pm and I was ready for bed so nearly didn't answer it
I got a terse...
Forum: Christmas 20 Nov 20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,771
Posted By mandco
me too - didn't think there would be anything...

me too - didn't think there would be anything available but got a slot booked for the 23rd - there were quite a few slots available 21/22/23 but all evening ones 8pm onwards
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By mandco
my royal mail parcels have just turned up...

my royal mail parcels have just turned up together
my game order is now saying tomorrow and still waiting on dd's other parcels

yodel are investigating my missing parcel -won't hold my breath...
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By mandco
deliveries today or lack there of

I've spent today waiting on parcels which haven't turned up or are late
Yodel - say they delivered - they didn't
royal mail - was meant to be here by 1.32pm still waiting
royal mail take 2- meant...
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By mandco
top complaints they've had so far are it looks...

top complaints they've had so far are
it looks nothing like the picture and is not actually that big
its really messy to eat

the jerk chicken is proving to be more popular
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,347
Posted By mandco
I don't rate his chances of getting then :mad: ...

I don't rate his chances of getting then :mad:
My yodel parcel was apparently delivered this morning - it wasn't I just spent ages trying to get hold of them as they are inundated with customers...
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,451
Posted By mandco
Ds dropped of the ps5 so technincally it was...

Ds dropped of the ps5 so technincally it was delivered

otherwise its the 5 boxes of whatever dd ordered off amazon that arrived this morning

waiting on at least 4 more parcels today :erm:
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,347
Posted By mandco
ds just picked ours up - they were given time...

ds just picked ours up - they were given time slots his was 11am so he popped over a little early expecting a queue but there was no one waiting - apparently there has been a steady flow of people...
Forum: Christmas 19 Nov 20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By mandco
it was so much easier when they were little as...

it was so much easier when they were little as you could try stuff and they would have forgotten by xmas and you could always buy a size up in clothes as they'd grow into it

Pandora returns are...
Forum: Christmas 19 Nov 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By mandco
Question sized presents try now or wait till xmas?

if you buy presents that are sized do you wait till xmas and hope they fit ok or let them try it on now so you have time to replace it beforehand?

I've ordered some clothes for ds and I think...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 19 Nov 20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By mandco
20% off for black friday members can buy now

20% off for black friday members can buy now
Forum: Special Needs 19 Nov 20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By mandco
staying home wasn't an issue for ds as he doesn't...

staying home wasn't an issue for ds as he doesn't like going out anyway and we had already moved to home schooling but its made his anxiety about going out so much worse to the point even getting him...
Forum: Christmas 19 Nov 20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By mandco
my local appeal has started but has very few drop...

my local appeal has started but has very few drop off points this year

are we allowed to post charity names? It might be good to have a list for others to check out esp if anyone knows any...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Nov 20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 22,076
Posted By mandco
they know some people are going to mix at xmas...

they know some people are going to mix at xmas regardless of the rules so its easier to say its ok as they know they cannot enforce the no mixing rule anyway-what are they going to do knock on...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Nov 20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,589
Posted By mandco
The guidance is clear and if she's been honest...

The guidance is clear and if she's been honest with the school then they should not be allowing the child to attend even if she sends her as everyone in a household needs to isolate if someone living...
Forum: Christmas 17 Nov 20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,415
Posted By mandco
i have a selection of frozen desserts in the...

i have a selection of frozen desserts in the freezer already and they can chose what they fancy on the day - being frozen it doesn't matter when they get eaten.

roulade - in various flavours -...
Forum: Christmas 16 Nov 20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By mandco
Question Xmas tree lights?

anyone recommend any mutli colour xmas tree lights that are nice and bright?
I brought some new led type ones in the sales after xmas as our old ones died but we put them on at the weekend and they...
Forum: Christmas 16 Nov 20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By mandco
Lanyard- ideal for keys or carrying cards/cash in...

Lanyard- ideal for keys or carrying cards/cash in if you add a lanyard wallet
screen cleaning wipes - if they have phones/tablets
travel size power bank
if they do outdoor sports - lipbalm/hand...
Forum: Christmas 15 Nov 20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By mandco
I wish they would update the queueing page to say...

I wish they would update the queueing page to say the kevin stuff is now oos as then maybe some people would leave the queue - I've been waiting over an hr already and don't even want a kevin
Forum: Christmas 14 Nov 20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,020
Posted By mandco
Haven't been able to find any royal icing sugar...

Haven't been able to find any royal icing sugar since may :( though I did find some tubs of ready mixed royal icing in tesco last month.
You can make your own using regular icing sugar & egg...
Forum: Christmas 13 Nov 20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,480
Posted By mandco
I 2nd this the cheaper bars seem to work far...

I 2nd this the cheaper bars seem to work far better than the branded ones for melting and taste a lot nicer than "cooking" choc which is often choc flavour rather than actual chocolate- we use a lot...
Forum: General Chat 13 Nov 20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By mandco
I agree adult colouring books are a whole other...

I agree adult colouring books are a whole other topic

If you want depth of colour then try pens rather than pencils you do run the risk of the colour bleeding through the page on cheaper paper...
Forum: Christmas 12 Nov 20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By mandco
if you liked cards against humanity they do a...

if you liked cards against humanity they do a cards against disney version
Forum: Christmas 11 Nov 20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,020
Posted By mandco
I have quite a stash in all ready and even have a...

I have quite a stash in all ready and even have a freezer shelf dedicated to xmas food. I make a list of all the things I need/want for the xmas period and then pick up a few things each week.

I...
Forum: General Chat 11 Nov 20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,347
Posted By mandco
can he go anytime or did he get given a set time?...

can he go anytime or did he get given a set time?
Ds went and paid for ours for me and was told he had to go back at 11am on the day to pick up as they were staggering pick up times for social...
Forum: General Chat 10 Nov 20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,942
Posted By mandco
so sorry to hear your news thinking of you and...

so sorry to hear your news thinking of you and your family at this difficult time
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