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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:30 PM
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Posted By Pumpkin Pie
My husband had 43 years of NI contributions and...

My husband had 43 years of NI contributions and still not enough for full state pension. He was contracted out for a few years.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,891
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
We have different tax rates in Scotland now. The...

We have different tax rates in Scotland now. The starting point for paying higher rate tax was lowered.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,891
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks Yesterday, 05:37 PM
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Views: 60
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I spoke to the nurse practitioner at my doctors...

I spoke to the nurse practitioner at my doctors and was told I didnt need any. I had also previously gone to Boots where I filled in a questionnaire and was interviewed in a room. They were a...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,571
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Unless there is power cuts ...

Unless there is power cuts ...
Forum: Guest Services 20 Aug 19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I have to log in again if I clear my cookies...

I have to log in again if I clear my cookies otherwise I dont have to.
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I had 8 sessions with the radiotherapy in the...

I had 8 sessions with the radiotherapy in the middle. I know exactly what you mean re going to the ward - I am sure it was my mind reacting rather than my body though.

OP - I really hope us...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I worked through my treatments but only two weeks...

I worked through my treatments but only two weeks out of three. I also went in every day after daily radiotherapy for three weeks. There was no way though I could work the first week of each chemo...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,994
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I had never given wipes a thought until reading...

I had never given wipes a thought until reading it here on the Dibb. I was amazed how much dirt there was the first time I wiped the tray. Never travel without them now.
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,891
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Yes we went to the USA for the first time in...

Yes we went to the USA for the first time in 1979. We had been trying for a family with no luck and decided to spend our savings on that holiday and our first car (old second hand one). Of course...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,891
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I read some of these posts and think if only life...

I read some of these posts and think if only life was so simple. Yes its easy to say carry on working for as long as you can to enable yourself to have a comfortable old age but life has a habit of...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,891
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Most baby boomers never went to university...

Most baby boomers never went to university therefore student loans were irrelevant to most. Most left school at 15/16 and have worked since.

House prices were lower, yes but with 15% interest...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
You also have to bear in mind once you get the...

You also have to bear in mind once you get the state pension on top of your private pension it could take you over the threshold for paying tax on your pension each month (unless of course it would...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,891
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
They can only do it if people vote for them.

They can only do it if people vote for them.
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,340
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Id love to go back to Australia. Right now I...

Id love to go back to Australia. Right now I want to be sitting in the Sydney botanic gardens with its fantastic views while all around are cockatoos and other exotic birds.

Edit: I agree about...
Forum: General Chat 16 Aug 19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I was going to say 1976 but as thats been picked...

I was going to say 1976 but as thats been picked Ill guess 1979.
Forum: TV and Film 15 Aug 19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,504
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
It gets better when you get to know all the...

It gets better when you get to know all the characters.
Forum: TV and Film 15 Aug 19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,504
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Schitts Creek on Netflix. It takes a couple of...

Schitts Creek on Netflix. It takes a couple of episodes to get into it but I love it. It makes me laugh and thats not easy!
Forum: TV and Film 15 Aug 19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Hmm - i like GBBO but cant stand Hollywood. If...

Hmm - i like GBBO but cant stand Hollywood. If he was chocolate he would eat himself.
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,951
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I went shopping in Sainsburys after my first...

I went shopping in Sainsburys after my first chemo session! I wont lie though as later that day it hit me. Everyone reacts differently and your chemo is different to what I had but please...
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Glad I dont live nearby - I can see I would be...

Glad I dont live nearby - I can see I would be spending my money at that fair!
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I have one - bought it last year. Its the first...

I have one - bought it last year. Its the first time I have slept for any length of time. I love it but my husband tried and didnt like it.
Forum: General Trip Planning 12 Aug 19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I second the Kelpies- they are definitely worth a...

I second the Kelpies- they are definitely worth a visit. Nice walk along the canal there also and if you have children Helix Park is less than 10 minute walk from the Kelpies.

Its the Edinburgh...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,570
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
We have done various West coast trips and love...

We have done various West coast trips and love it. Your trip report makes me want to go back! We also did Alcatraz at night. What an atmospheric place - loved all the stories but we were freezing...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,444
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I am never quite sure what to do either. I pay...

I am never quite sure what to do either. I pay 64 and my hairdresser is self employed and rents his space at the hairdressers. I used to tip when my hair was washed by an apprentice but I now...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Bet that made your day! Great bargain.

Bet that made your day! Great bargain.
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Aug 19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Dont know if I am too late in responding but we...

Dont know if I am too late in responding but we stayed a few nights in Wilmington a couple of years ago. I really liked it there - its not big but it had a nice atmosphere. I wasnt keen but was...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
We have a Siemens and are happy with it. ...

We have a Siemens and are happy with it. Wouldnt buy a Bosch again as our last one broke down and we were told it wasnt worth fixing just a few months out with the two year guarantee. I never...
Forum: General Trip Reports 10 Aug 19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Great report. We spent one day there in May and...

Great report. We spent one day there in May and didnt do quite a few things but enjoyed it anyway. Great atmosphere there I thought and just really pleasant to walk around.
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,670
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I wish I had thought about doing this when we...

I wish I had thought about doing this when we visited the Kelpies in Falkirk last week. They make a great photo. Weather forecast for bridge walk not looking too great at the moment though!

I...
Forum: General Chat 5 Aug 19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I was there for the first time in 1979. We were...

I was there for the first time in 1979. We were young and had no money and could only afford one day there - $7! . :d: (it was a 3 location trip).
Forum: General Chat 5 Aug 19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,670
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Finally got round to sorting the photos out. ...

Finally got round to sorting the photos out. Husband is emailing you the photos right now from our PC.

Sorry for the delay - hope everyone else is better at remembering than me and you get...
Forum: General Chat 5 Aug 19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,655
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Which way the house is facing. Do you want a...

Which way the house is facing. Do you want a north facing garden for instance. It may not seem that important compared to other things but I think it is.
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,847
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
You had chairs :omg: we sat on deckchairs and...

You had chairs :omg: we sat on deckchairs and had a tartan rug tied up at the window for a curtain.
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,847
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Totally agree with you to an extent but I am now...

Totally agree with you to an extent but I am now wondering who is the most sensible. We have always been savers (although that was a struggle when our children were young on one salary). We only...
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,489
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Wow - that steak could feed a family of four!

Wow - that steak could feed a family of four!
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,847
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
The worst thing is I knew I had all my eggs in...

The worst thing is I knew I had all my eggs in one basket (took my bonus in shares also) but never got round to doing anything about it. Always thought banks were safe. Never mind - its only...
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,847
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Or it could turn out to be the worst thing. Like...

Or it could turn out to be the worst thing. Like thousands of work colleagues I bought into the sharesave workplace scheme - then the bank (HBOS) went bust.
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
Not off the coast in Cornwall - it was in...

Not off the coast in Cornwall - it was in California but I was fascinated by this photo yesterday. It has a happy ending.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49204642
Forum: General Chat 3 Aug 19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Pumpkin Pie
I ordered them once by mistake. They are 🤮

I ordered them once by mistake. They are 🤮
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