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Monday, 5 September 2016

A Thrifty Shuffle

No its not code for a dodgy perversion !! Take a look at these beauties, a whole 50p the pack from the Bridge Charity Shop and Cafe , I dont think anyone realised their age , I didnt think they dated from the 1880s till i checked online , not valuable due to the condition . But a little bit of wonderful . The Counties of England Midland edition , geographical card game , so into my rescued Victoriana pile they will go .


Now this week im sort of gutted that im not now going to prison for benefit fraud , I could do with the rest , a very nice lady rang from the council to enquire what on earth was going on with my housing benefit . I explained and she said , but i only wanted the information stated on the letter , which her colleague refused to take and started the whole rant about . So I arranged to take it in only to find they had a computer system problem and couldnt accept the bleedin forms again ...AAARRRGGHHH  Can you bring it in tomorrow ...err no im at work and im not off again till next week ...Im sure we will get there in the end .
Then theres the toilet problems , it broke over the bank holiday weekend , reported it online as they tell us to do , then heard diddly squat . Rang this morning to be told the online system doesnt actually work you need to ring them ..AARRRRRGGGHHHH
So between work and useless bleeding computer systems im having a great week .
Plus its harvest in the garden , im trying to do one chore a day , ive made apple pie filling for the winter , apple and blackberry jam ,the raspberries have just started for the autumn season , theres cob nuts coming ready and the apple and pear trees are down to the ground with fruit ,  got to put up the winter raised wooden boxes and clear the last of the spuds , great fun with a back thats spasming due to my bright idea of shifting a load of big planters, i never learn .
Then theres wasps , thousands of them , its just one of those years , between that and the invasion of the house spider its my favourite time of year for bugs
I shall return shortly , just a wee bit busy at the moment

8 comments:

  1. What a fabulous find Katie.
    I live not too far from Stafford, my Dad's side of the family came from Wolverhampton, I lived in Burton-on-Trent for ten years and Derby for a couple of years.
    Sorry to hear you are still having problems with your housing benefit but so very glad to hear that you won't be carted off to prison....and I hope you loo gets sorted soon.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. we had a miracle the plumber turned up within hours and instead of the usual teeth sucking we havent got that part , i'll order it routine , actually replaced its entire giblets including the wretched water saving device that caused it not to flush in the first place since the day they fitted it .

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  2. Computers are wonderful - until they aren't!! Hopefully the housing benefits will get sorted the on the next visit - although I don't suppose there'll be any hope of an apology for the way you were treated!
    Probably silly to ask but is there no one from the family who could give you a hand with the garden and preserving - at least doing the heavy gathering in part so you can concentrate on the preserving? I know, I know - probably not - but I'm sure there'll be plenty to enjoy the food later in the year. Don't know how you just don't run away some days. Good luck with it all.

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    1. Mr Bah Humbug used to be a huge help , but now hes only useful in a supervisory , very annoying way . This is the main reason help isnt available , the kids wont help because he starts shouting , I just ignore him

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  3. I'm glad you aren't going to the pokey but there are times when it does sound very restful.
    It seems that both of use are being invaded by bugs. We have ants and spiders. YUCK!!!
    And bureaucracy is the same here, they piss you off until you contemplate murder.

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    1. I have visions of plagues of wasps entering the Council Offices

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  4. They're ace, is there a Walsall one? x

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    1. wish there was , not sure if this is a complete pack

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