Friday, 4 November 2016

1,000 and counting

Drum roll please........this is post number 1,000.
Who knew that I'd still be blogging after 3½ years. So many things have changed, life is completely different and not by choice and changing again next year.
I hope that I've charted the ups and downs without regrets or too much moaning.

 Many people have been reading from the very beginning - Thank you all  for your encouragement and support.

 Anyway, enough of all that, where have I/we been out and about to so far this week?

 1.Into the town centre to put the Ziffit cheques into my building society and pay a bill. I was foiled at The Grape Tree shop as they've stopped their loyalty card scheme but the lady said if I sent off my card which has 9 stamps on they will send me a £9 voucher. So not completely wasted.
Went in Poundland and got some more items for the 3 hampers. Looked at the all their various fairy lights and Christmas decoration stuff but didn't buy any. Not something I buy every year like so many people do. I don't feel the need for a different colour scheme/theme. It's all a matter of contentment - I have no need to search for a new look!
2. Walking - especially Colin who is now up to 1.5 miles with no stopping and sitting down. I've kept him company on some walks and feel better for it.
3. His weekly trip to hospital for a blood test. Now he's fit again I don't need to go with him to drop him off at the door before driving round and round for a parking space. Platelets still not climbing as they should be D**n!
4.As I'd decided to use the Wyevale voucher for Christmas presents, we thought we might as well go while they were having their "Christmas Event" afternoon and get free mulled wine and mincepie and 10% off some things too. Not impressed by their Christmas decorations just camels and glittery reindeer.
Thought these were just plain awful!

  But the non-alcholic version of spiced drink was delicious and a bottle was 'bought' for us.
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  Presents for Col's brother and Dad sorted. Big Tick off the list and all without spending any proper money so not included in the November spend.


"No" Spend November. Dried fruit and nuts for cakes for Christmas gifts + biscuits etc for hampers £16. Dark chocolate bars for Col £2.
Running total £284.

Back Soonish with 1001 ( and I defy anyone my age to say 1001 without starting to sing the cleaning carpet ad!)
Sue



44 comments:

  1. I so agree on the decorations...we have much in the garden and woodland which is far more precious than a load of old tat! We also have certain decorations that youngest declares are older than she is! Love it!! x

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    1. Hari ini saya ingin mengunkapkan tentang perjalanan hidup saya,karna masalah ekonomi saya selalu dililit hutang bahkan perusahaan yang dulunya saya pernah bagun kini semuanya akan disitah oleh pihak bank,saya sudah berusaha kesana kemari untuk mencari uang agar perusahaan saya tidak jadi disitah oleh pihak bank dan akhirnya saya nekat untuk mendatangi paranormal yang terkenal bahkan saya pernah mengikuti penggandaan uang dimaskanjeng dan itupun juga tidak ada hasil yang memuaskan dan saya hampir putus asa,,akhirnya ketidak segajaan saya mendengar cerita orang orang bahwa ada paranormal yang terkenal bisa mengeluarkan uang ghaib atau sejenisnya pesugihan putih yang namanya Mbah Rawa Gumpala,,,akhirnya saya mencoba menhubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah dengan senan hati beliau mau membantu saya untuk mengeluarkan pesugihan uang ghaibnya sebesar 10 M saya sangat bersyukur dan berterimakasih banyak kepada Mbah Rawa Gumpala berkat bantuannya semua masalah saya bisa teratasi dan semua hutang2 saya juga sudah pada lunas semua,,bagi anda yang ingin seperti saya dan ingin dibabtu sama Mbah silahkan hubungi 085 316 106 111 saya sengaja menulis pesan ini dan mempostin di semua tempat agar anda semua tau kalau ada paranormal yang bisah dipercaya dan bisa diandalkan,bagi teman teman yang menemukan situs ini tolong disebar luaskan agar orang orang juga bisa tau klau ada dukun sakti yg bisa membantuh mengatasi semua masalah anda1.untuk lebih lengkapnya buka saja blok Mbah karna didalam bloknya semuanya sudah dijelaskan PESUGIHAN DANA GHAIB TANPA TUMBAL

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  2. Congratulations both on the number of posts and the economical shopping.

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  3. Hahaha Sue...that final statement has now put the song into my head...I shall be singing it all day now :) Perhaps I'll intersperse it with "Shake and Vac" for a bit of variety!

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  4. Wow! 1000 posts. Here's to at least another 1000. I do enjoy reading. X

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  5. Well done on 1000 posts. Great thrifty shopping as well x

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  6. Ooh that Belvoir drink looks tasty. Will continue to keep my fingers crossed for climbing platelets. And many congrats on your 1000th post!

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  7. Wow 1000 posts impressive I've been blogging for just over a year but very inconsistently I'm in the process of writing a first retirement year post but by the time I get around to finishing it another year will have passed lol. I'm with you on the decs I have stuff over 30 years old I don't do themes either we always have a big real tree filled with an assorted mosh mash of stuff collected over the years.

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  8. Congratulations on reaching 1000, I had my 1000 th post this week. I'm with you in no New look each Christmas, I really get annoyed with the consumer lead belief we need to have a perfect Christmas.

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  9. Thank you for the drink recommendation. I popped along to our Wyevale and they had them on BOGOF so I did!
    I rather liked the camels. There were seep too and they all had a moving part and there there children clustered round patting and hugging them. Really rather cute.
    J x

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    1. seep??? I meant sheep, of course. Sorry

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    2. I don't think there were any sheep in Woodbridge, they must have escaped!

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  10. Mmmm...not impressed at all with that Christmas display. I used to do that for a job so I suppose it takes a lot to impress me.
    Can't wait to get started on my festive shopping.

    1001 cleans a big, big carpet for less than half a crown.....yes I did start singing it....lol-x-

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  11. 1000 deserves a congratulations! I haven't seen any Christmas display here yet, I did like those big cuddly camels though xx

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  12. Oh, I don't know the 1001 song! It can't be because I'm TOO OLD can it? For the first few years of our marriage 1961-1968 we had no tv (couldn't afford one!) - maybe that was when it was on?

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    1. Mary, I think it probably was in the 60's - anyway the advert is on You Tube - I'll try posting a link but if doesn't work simply google and it will come right up
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3wacuIsdug

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    2. Col didn't know it either because they didn't have a TV through most of the sixties. I hadn't realised it was from that long ago

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  13. a whole thousand posts! That's amazing!

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  14. Congrats on 1000. I have been reading Col's facebook posts and you both write so well. I always feel I am right there with you experiencing the shopping and visits etc. Blogging is rather like having pen pals. I noticed someone from California commenting and I am on the Pacific coast of Canada. I enjoy feeling connected to so many nice people.

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  15. I'm so glad I don't live over there!! Reason being, I don't know those ads and so don't have the songs stuck in my head,ha ha!!! For years I bought a special christmas item every year. Now I have so much of it I don't even put half of it out and have started giving some of it to my GD. It doesn't have the same appeal as it used to. Congrats. on the 1000 posts!

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  16. Sue: Your blog was the first I started reading. Well done on 1,000 posts. It is nice to see what is going on in Ipswich but I didn't like the Christmas display.

    Adverts that we remember, funny how certain ones stick in our head. I always remember the advert for 3 bears porridge, the porridge from Norwich it builds you up etc. etc. Not even sure if that is the brand my mum made and I have often wondered if it is still sold but I remember the jiggle!

    Sandy

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    1. Oh, never heard of porridge from Norwich, wonder if it was made by Colmans who make the mustard there?

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  17. I now have an earworm regarding THAT song!!! Congratulations on the milestone

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  18. I always look forward to reading your posts. I have been right back to the first one and read them all. What comes through is your straight forwardness and honesty. No one can accuse you of moaning or whining. In fact you have shown how to tuck one's chin down and get on with life no matter what is thrown at you. I'm sure you and Col have our admiration and that reading about your experiences may have helped others.
    I'm so glad that you now have another focus to concentrate on; your house move and hope that Col's platelets will climb to a good level soon.
    If the weather down there is like ours you might even be able to have a November picnic in your beach hut! Sue.

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    1. What lovely comments. I agree with all you've said about Sue and Col.

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    2. Thank you both for such lovely comments. I'll keep writing because I'm so looking forward to 'showing and telling' about our new home next year

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  19. Glad Col's walking is improving. I bet it makes him feel better being able to get out and about and feel like he's improving.

    1000 blog posts! Good for you. It's a great blog to read and come and visit, rather like taking tea with a friend.

    I have got started on Christmas, but barely. I need to get moving!

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  20. So glad that Col is making such good progress!
    As for the camels - for once I'm speechless!
    Margaret P

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  21. Mum's Wyevale didn't have camels ..... it had polar bears!! Although when we went one of them was having a lie down!!

    Well done on 1000 blog posts :-)

    I don't know the 1001 carpet cleaning ad ... although now you've got me humming the Shake n' Vac theme for some reason.

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  22. a thousand posts is something to be proud of. Quite the achievement there!
    ha ha, the camels. Going to have to go out there with the fam and take a look now, aren't I?! x

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  23. Congratulations on your 1000th post! What an achievement. I *think* I have been reading since the beginning and I enjoy your writing. Those camels are awful. I work at a shopping mall in Florida and have Christmas decorations up since last week! Ugh. The madness is about to start!

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  24. Congratulations Sue. I remember your first post, a good year after mine and I've only done 342! (I've just checked)
    Gillx

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    1. Your blog was one of the first I read and got me thinking I'd like to write too. You were much more 'regular' back then!!

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  25. I went to my second Christmas bazaar Friday and in evening my daughter and I went to Evening of Lights event at local garden center. So pretty there and I bought 2 plants and a few goodies. I like chalkboard signs so bought one. If I find sonething I like I buy if it's not expensive. 10% off as well. Glad you both are walking well together. Happy weekend!

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  26. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

    God bless.

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  27. A thousand and one cleans a big, big carpet, for less than half a crown!

    No, not old enough to know that one at all! Even sadder, I can do the Shake and Vac song as well ..... but ask me what I had for me tea last night ......

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  28. Congratulations on blog post 1000! What an achievement.

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  29. Huge congrats on the first 1,000 posts.
    We visited our local garden centre the other weekend and I thought their decorations were very poor too.
    It's a lovely feeling when you can put those ticks on your list.
    Lisa x

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