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Forum: Christmas Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Mel49
What about an ancestry dna testing kit as Amazon...

What about an ancestry dna testing kit as Amazon have one on offer for 49.99 at the moment. I bought one for my DS's 17th Birthday as he has been doing a family tree so I thought it might be...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,964
Posted By Mel49
My Mum's in June was 1230 although to be honest...

My Mum's in June was 1230 although to be honest cost wasn't an issue. The Cremation is still dealt with with care and compassion and I had to give them a wee bit of information that was to be read...
Forum: General Chat 26 Oct 20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,964
Posted By Mel49
I have made it clear to my family that I don't...

I have made it clear to my family that I don't want any funeral or fuss but just a family celebration of my life and they can use the money for a holiday. I am planning on redoing my will anyway so I...
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By Mel49
Think you'll be okay. My DH was a brave soldier...

Think you'll be okay. My DH was a brave soldier and went back to work afterwards with no sympathy or bed rest!

Think MH must have had an unusual reaction to it :grin:
Forum: Christmas 23 Oct 20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Mel49
I also picked up this tip on here and have told...

I also picked up this tip on here and have told all my family and friends about it :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Oct 20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Mel49
Thought you were Scotland too but it's worth...

Thought you were Scotland too but it's worth phoning your Dentist as they are doing some work. I lost a chunk of a tooth/filling at the start of lockdown and mentioned it when they phoned to postpone...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Oct 20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Mel49
This is the latest update on my dentists website...

This is the latest update on my dentists website - "The Scottish Government restrictions mean that although a very limited category of routine treatment is available, the vast majority of treatment...
Forum: Lego, Funko Pops & Collectables 18 Oct 20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By Mel49
LEGO ART at COSTCO

99.99 including shipping for The SIth, Marliyn Munro or the Beatles which is a slight saving. I had ordered the Iron Man one from Lego with double vip points for my eldest DS for Christmas. My...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Oct 20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,145
Posted By Mel49
Having gone through a similar sad situation rest...

Having gone through a similar sad situation rest assured you are not breaking any rules. I visited my Mum for weeks, 2/3 times a day to make meals, do housework etc as it was deemed as safer than...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mel49
Definitely a scam - I've had 3 so far today and...

Definitely a scam - I've had 3 so far today and quick Google confirmed doing the rounds!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,730
Posted By Mel49
Schools in West Lothian broke up today and go...

Schools in West Lothian broke up today and go back on 21 October. Nicola Sturgeon has made it clear that schools will continue as normal (for the moment) although pubs and restaurants will be closed...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 9 Oct 20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By Mel49
Disney Villains Monopoly

Just a heads up that this is now available to pre-order from Smyths Toys. 31.99 with free delivery and price promise. Another pressie ticked off :grin:
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 7 Oct 20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Mel49
Seabrook crisps are tasty and gf but "normal...

Seabrook crisps are tasty and gf but "normal price" ,Nairns oatcakes have GF version,Tesco's gf onion rings are good but I must admit my DH prefers the sweet things ! Asda, Tesco and Morrisons all...
Forum: Christmas 7 Oct 20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By Mel49
When my Mum was in hospital before she passed...

When my Mum was in hospital before she passed away a few months ago I handed in various thank you packs to the different wards she was in. They included boxes of the individual packets of hot...
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 25,387
Posted By Mel49
Don't know if you are thinking of Smalls for All...

Don't know if you are thinking of Smalls for All which is based in West Lothian who take new or "gently used" bras and new pants and send/deliver to third world countries. I have linked their website...
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mel49
I remember your previous posts as my Dad had...

I remember your previous posts as my Dad had vascular dementia and was in a nursing home for a few years before he passed away and your feeling of guilt is not unusual. It is obvious from your posts...
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Mel49
My DD (14) and some of her friends love the...

My DD (14) and some of her friends love the Victoria Secrets Body Mist and while it is not a perfume is a light fragrance. B & M quite often have them for 8.99 and my DD prefers the Mango...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Sep 20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,660
Posted By Mel49
This is from the Carers of West Lothian Page...

This is from the Carers of West Lothian Page which confirms you can still help them out in a "carer capacity" - Following the announcement today regarding further restrictions on visiting other...
Forum: General Chat 23 Sep 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mel49
My DS was the same as point blank didn't want to...

My DS was the same as point blank didn't want to go to University despite being a "straight A student". However given the present economic climate to keep his options open he is preparing his...
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mel49
Have "lost" the instagram post but mini Percy Pig...

Have "lost" the instagram post but mini Percy Pig with his own cardboard house and packet of sweets for 10 will be on sale soon if not in store already. Also a metallic pink piggy bank, biscuit tin...
Forum: General Chat 19 Sep 20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Mel49
It took me about a year to agree but at the end...

It took me about a year to agree but at the end of the day gave in. I am an "old fogey" as was 39 when I had her but at the end of the day it is her hair and colour can be removed. I also let the...
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Mel49
My teen is 14 and in the last year has been pink,...

My teen is 14 and in the last year has been pink, red, purple and blue. She just stripped it last night as the blue had gone a bit strange and looks like blond highlights through her light brown hair...
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,769
Posted By Mel49
A sprinkling of pixie dust followed by a bucket...

A sprinkling of pixie dust followed by a bucket load winging it's way to you across the skies :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Sep 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 45,214
Posted By Mel49
I am in Scotland and sometimes a greeter on the...

I am in Scotland and sometimes a greeter on the door of a well known retailer but I have no powers to challenge customers not wearing a mask and I can imagine the responses if I did. To be honest on...
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mel49
I bought the "smaller" one today for DD (14) for...

I bought the "smaller" one today for DD (14) for her Christmas and will get a selection of the sweets nearer the time to go with him. He's so soft and squishy and I think they'll be flying off the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Sep 20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mel49
The common sense approach would be that if he...

The common sense approach would be that if he develops a cough that is chesty and not a dry continous cough and does not have a high temperature or loss of smell no test is required. However the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Sep 20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,032
Posted By Mel49
This was closed last time I nipped across to the...

This was closed last time I nipped across to the centre (I work across the road in the main centre!) so glad to hear that they have re-opened. I'm sometimes on the door of our store greeting/counting...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Sep 20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mel49
My DD (14) had a cold and sore throat which not...

My DD (14) had a cold and sore throat which not surprisingly developed into a chesty cough. She did go to school the first few days and then I kept her off for 2 days as she wasn't sleeping well...
Forum: General Chat 7 Sep 20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Mel49
Thanks for this post, 4 Christmas presents bought...

Thanks for this post, 4 Christmas presents bought as offer on family pack brings them down to 39 each. Pizza ones for DD and her bestie, Bunny for son's partner and a Koala one for my sister (or...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 27 Aug 20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,488
Posted By Mel49
I don't know if policy differs between stores but...

I don't know if policy differs between stores but any guests can pay with their own card in my local store (Edinburgh) and changed to this many years ago.
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By Mel49
I've tried a few but got a pack of 4 (triple...

I've tried a few but got a pack of 4 (triple layer) in Costco for about 12 and have found them great. The pack had one black with spots, one pink flower, a navy and a black and are adjustable at the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Aug 20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,448
Posted By Mel49
Not sure if we're allowed to say but it is the...

Not sure if we're allowed to say but it is the Ingham Family who have a "popular" You Tube channel and have made some questionable choices over the last few years.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Aug 20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,448
Posted By Mel49
Not that I'm defending the family but they have...

Not that I'm defending the family but they have said that they have taken advice from the relevant authorities and will not be breaking any rules. There are so many grey areas and to the average...
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Mel49
I'm sure after the first day the nerves will...

I'm sure after the first day the nerves will disappear, just take each hour at a time and enjoy the countdown to your maternity leave and new arrival.

I start back on Monday too after 19 weeks on...
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,760
Posted By Mel49
I'm sure you already have but please double check...

I'm sure you already have but please double check that they have not cancelled the Homecare Policy. When my Dad passed away I had a lot of problems with the Homecare Section and to cut a long story...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Aug 20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,060
Posted By Mel49
My kids are all different! DS 25 has left home...

My kids are all different! DS 25 has left home now but if he could afford to would go tomorrow with or without us and is hoping to take his GF at some point. DS 16 "refused" to come last year,...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mel49
Normally I would say go for it as every couple...

Normally I would say go for it as every couple deserves quality time together without the kids but this year has been far from normal. A lot of kids are very apprehensive about going back to school...
Forum: General Chat 9 Aug 20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mel49
My Dad suffered from Vascular Dementia and every...

My Dad suffered from Vascular Dementia and every so often though he would be more coherent and ask if my Mum was spending all his money and I used to explain that his pension paid for his care home...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 5 Aug 20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Mel49
I love reading your trip reports and am glad you...

I love reading your trip reports and am glad you have managed to get away. Looks like a beautiful housewith fantastic scenery and views around so looking forward to reading more :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Aug 20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mel49
My Son got 5 A's in his Highers which was as...

My Son got 5 A's in his Highers which was as predicted but he has some unhappy friends this morning who had A's in their prelims but "marked down". He's actually feeling quite awkard and not wanting...
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