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Showing posts with label Dunelm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dunelm. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Pushing Me To The Limit!

 When all else fails, and the instructions are missing... kick it -
Welcome to my Saturday 👅
Nice warm hug to start Saturday with.
Breakfast with Brew.
Now to listen to "The Sounds of the 60's"
The Top 3 is from 1969. 
Diana Ross,The Supremes,& The Temptations-
I Gonna Make You Love Me.
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To (My lovely?)
Amen Corner - (If Paradise) is Half As Nice 
Thermal vest went on.
Now off out.
Dropped off son at work.
Now to do the shopping.
Just parked the car, when a woman came out of Lidl and just was gawping at me, especially when I got out of the car.
Under my facemask, I said:
"Do you want a picture?"
We done the week's shopping.
My younger son did my neighbour's shopping.
Then the rain came down.
Further visits to Food Warehouse, Home Bargains and Morrisons, I stopped in the car.
Then back home, in the rain.
7 parcels were put under the garden table.
I put the coffee maker on,
As well as the soup maker.
Helped put the shopping away.
Now for Coffee
My Godfather books arrived.
Now for some soup!
Gets all my things ready for the Tarot and Crystal Course.
Gets dropped off.
Learns more about crystals and moving onto doing our own Tarot Reading.
That hour went quick.
Bought something to help to learn what colour crystals I need to use during Charka crystal healing.
Gets picked up.
Back home to drop off my Course Paperwork.
Now back out.
I couldn't get what I wanted anywhere else except for Dunelm.
Got it.
Then went somewhere to look at a new gas cooker.
Oh dear, the Salesman had to deal with an awkward customer, so we had to wait.
I was going to wait another 5 mins before leaving.
Some nice new Kennys
The Salesman finally got that sale wrapped up,just in time.
First he tried to flog the warranty for the cooker to me:
3 years - £186
5 years - £214
No thanks
Then for it to be delivered (£20).
Uninstall the old cooker was extra as well.
 £90 to install the new one and take the old one away.
To unwrap the new cooker, was extra.
I told him no thanks for that.
The Plumber we had 3 times before, only charged £60 to uninstall and install the currant gas cooker.
(He didn't like that)
I was waiting for him to knock some off...
(£20 was added on for delivery)
He in the end, knocked off £50.
I only hope they find my house when they delivery next week, as he scrolled down the addresses for my postcode, and my house wasn't on, but my neighbour was. 
The receipt for my oven was given the previous customer, who had already left the store with it, before I got to pay for it! 
They printed another one off for me before I left.
I had to nip back into Dunelm for something.
Oh dear, one person on the till. The queue was backing up, the till operator was asking for more staff to go on the till, no one came.
One woman in the queue behind us, put her stuff down, left the store. Two people who were in the queue after standing there for 10 minutes, decided to put their facemasks on!
I paid for my purchase finally, and out of there I went!
Back home.
Hubby started on the tea.
Quick look in today's newspaper.
Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco , known professionally as Lou Christie, is an American soft rock singer-songwriter known for several pop rock hits in the 1960s, including his 1966 US chart-topper "Lightnin' Strikes" and 1969 UK number-two "I'm Gonna Make You Mine". 
He is 79 years old 🎈 
On this day in 1985, 13 million viewers watched the first episode of the BBC1 soap opera, EastEnders. The series was created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland and aimed to rival ITV’s Coronation Street. It was set in the fictional working class London Borough of Walford.
On this day in 1992,

The last episode of the ITV crime drama series, Van der Valk, was broadcast. It featured a detective based in Amsterdam: Simon "Piet" Van Der Valk, played by Barry Foster. There were 32 episodes produced, beginning on 13 September 1972. 
USA No.1 on this day in 1966:
Lou Christle - Lightning Strikes 
USA No.1 on this day in 1972:
Nilsson - Without You 
USA No.1 on this day in 1977: 
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
Number one when I born.
UK No.1 on this day in 1972:
Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father.
UK No.1 on this day in 1977:
Leo Sayer - When I Need You 
UK No.1 on this day in 2006:
Meck ft Leo Sayer - Thunder In My Heart Again.
We had a nice tea.
I ate it too quick to take a photo.
We watched the second episode of season two of Fame.
I noticed one star in this episode, whose name I mentioned BEFORE it was at the credits at the end of the episode.
His name is Richard Venture.
(He appeared in StreetHawk too)
Sleep Tea time.
Lots of letter writing to do tomorrow....
Better rest my writing hand then.












Saturday, 12 February 2022

To Fondue Or Not ?

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman - Nancy Banks -Smith
Welcome to my Saturday ✨
Nice big hug to start Saturday with \o/
Brew with breakfast.
Listens to "Sounds of the 60s" in bed.
The Top 3 UK Singles from 1964.
The Bachelors - Diane↓
Gerry & The Pacemakers
I'm The One↓
The Searchers
Needles & Pins↓
Thermal vest goes on.
Now out of the house.
Dropped one son off at work.
Now onto Worcester to spend my Dunelm gift cards.
Coffee time with blue milk!
Got some bits.
Put them in the car.
Now to look in another shop...
That's a nice item ↑
The couple at the next tea to me, only had two items, and spent £249.99!
Back to the car we go.
Popped into Lidl so younger son could do Neighbour's shopping.
Middle of the aisle time↓
Good job I already have a Fondue set!
We waited in the car with coffee and nibble for son to finish the shopping.
Son still needed some bits from Home Bargains.
Back to Bromsgrove we go.
Son does the rest of the neighbour's shopping.
Back home for a very short lunch.
As I have my Crystal/Tarot Course to do.
I did a Tarot reading ↑
After the course, we got picked up by hubby.
I collected my DPD parcel from:
They only had 4 gas cookers in the whole shop!
Back home.
Unpacked my Dunelm order.
The flowers are going on my Parent's grave tomorrow.
The tea went into the oven.
We caught up with two more episodes of "Fame" Season 2.
Then onto two more episodes of "Top of The Pops" from 1992.
The fast forward button was kept busy.
At least Marc Almond was on...!
Tea time.
We finished watched The Godfather.
Moving onto The Godfather 2.
I had a quick look in today's newspaper.
Michael McDonald is an American musician, singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands the Doobie Brothers (1975–1982, 1987, 2019–present) and Steely Dan (1974). McDonald wrote and sang several hit singles with the Doobie Brothers, including "What a Fool Believes", "Minute by Minute", and "Takin' It to the Streets." McDonald has also performed as a prominent backing vocalist on numerous recordings by artists including Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and Kenny Loggins.He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. McDonald is the recipient of five Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Doobie Brothers in 2020.
He is 70 years old 🎈 
The Herbs' premiered on 12th February 1968. 54 years ago today. Just 1 series was made.
The first episode of Bagpuss was broadcast on BBC1 in 1974.Bagpuss would run for just 13 episodes.
UK No.1 on this day in 1968:
 Amen Corner - If Paradise is Half as Nice
USA No.1 on this day in 1972:
Al Green - Let's Stay Together 
USA No.1 on this day in 1974:
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme.
Sleep tea time.
It was coming up to 1am...
Time for bed!




Tuesday, 8 February 2022

More Nice Liquid Lunch!

 If you haven't got anything good to say about anyone come sit by me - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Welcome to my Tuesday 💪
Nice warm hug to start Tuesday with.
Brew with Breakfast.
Thermal vest goes on.
I didn't have to cover up Sexy Beast last night.
I gives hubby a sloppy wet one before I leave.
The sun might be coming up.
Still wore 2 winter hats and big big gloves.
Now for the fun to start 🍭
My stick was nice and high, and a van went straight under it!
Some cars on the otherside of the road had BOINGs as well!
There had cars slamming their brakes on as well!
Glad to have survived that one!
I walked down to the Post Office and sent off my letter to my Prison Pen Pal in the USA.
I told them at the counter, I prefer handwriting the letter, practice my handwriting!
Even if it costs me £2.25 each time.
I have wrote 6 pages this time, that should keep him busy for a bit!
I picked up the newspaper on the way home.
I put on the coffee machine.
Emptied all the bins in the house.
Now for coffee!
I got a response from the Customer Services on behalf of the CEO of Dunelm.
They are going to speed up the refund! \0/
I wrote yesterday's blog post up to lunch.
Homemade soup with homemade bread.
Now out for the afternoon shift.
I only put on one winter hat with lightweight gloves.
I got chatting with my friend who lost his hearing aid yesterday.
His neighbour found it on her wall.
I turned on my lights.
Now for a little rabbit with my two friends.
I said goodbye to my friends.
Now to start the afternoon shift 🍭
Oh dear, carrying on from this morning.
I lowered my stick, the car kept going and underneath it went.
The cars are the otherside were not stopping either!
Some had to brake hard too!
At least I survived!
I enjoyed a much needed cup of brew.
 I gave hubby a sloppy wet 💋 when he came home.
We had some veggie meals from Lidl.
Not very filling at all.
Quick look into today's newspaper.
Charles Weedon Westover , better known by his stage name Del Shannon, was an American rock and roll country musician, singer and songwriter, best known for his 1961 number 1 Billboard hit "Runaway".
He died on this day in 1990 aged 55.
On this day in 1974 UK re-release of 'Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus' by Serge Gainsbourg And Jane Birkin on the Antic label.
The film "Taxi Driver" was released in 1976.
The first episode of the BBC1 children’s drama series, Grange Hill, was broadcast on this day in 1978. It was set in a comprehensive school and created by Liverpool born producer and writer, Phil Redmond. It ran for 601 episodes until 15 September 2008.
John Carpenter's "The Fog" was released on this day in 1980.
USA No.1 on this day in 1970:
Shocking Blue - Venus
USA No.1 on this day in 1977:
Mary Macgregor - Torn Between Two Lovers.
USA No.1 on this day in 1981:
 Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Now to watch a great film:
Sleep Tea time
We were half way through watching the film, and I couldn't give my eyes open!
Off to a warm bed with a even warmer hubby!