Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018

The pup was happy to go for her walk this morning and did 100% again then stood by the door to come back in and I wasn't going to force her to do any more than the 100% so we came in and I fed her.  There's still nothing in the bank for this week yet, but that's OK as long as she goes for her walk every day and does the full length.
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It's lunchtime and I haven't taken me supplements yet! 

Woops!

I'll take 'em now, hold on!
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👆 They're taken now.  Pretty easily today, thankfully 👏.  The Calcium took two mouthfuls of squash 🥃 and there was an annoying single crumb left after the second mouthful so I just swallowed it with the same mouthful as taking the Iron 👍.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Second survey sorted.
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Third survey of the day completed.
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And another survey!  I'm zipping through them this afternoon!
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Five survey's completed... I'm on a roll today!  lol
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That's the sixth done and dusted.  Another 2 pager so was done and dusted within a few minutes again!
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Just been protected from a virus on a survey site by AVG... it's been a while since I've had a threat, but AVG has protected me again so it's worth the money yet again!
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That one, the seventh of the day had one question on one page then that was it!
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Eight down... what an awesome day of taking surveys!
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I was invited to 70 or 80 surveys since I went to bed last night, so I completed 10% of the invites, which ain't bad going!

I'm going to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Just got off the phone to 3 to cancel my contract.

The online chat with Gabriel last night had me willing to recommend 3 to anyone that asked, but not any more.

It took me 17 minutes and 43 seconds to get through the hard selling to keep me on 3... they were even willing to reduce the £27 a month to £5 for the same minutes, texts and data that I already had. 

I repeatedly said no.

I've used the number 3 times in the 2 years so even at £5 I'd still be paying for minutes, data and texts that I didn't use.

He even had the cheek to ask me if I would recommend 3 to others.  I would have if he hadn't done the hard sell on me, but not any more.  Now I'll tell everyone to avoid 3 like the plague!  Yes, the unlimited data is very tempting... it's what drew me into the contract with them in the first place, but after using it 1.5 times a year I would still be paying for things I didn't need or want.

If you're after a decent mobile phone SIM card provider in the UK, go with O2 instead of 3... much better service and while they don't offer unlimited data, they genuinely care and want to help!
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That's the pup walked and fed.

The cat from the end of the road has been pooing outside someone else's door so I've given her my name and advised her to contact the council about it.  She thought it was our pup at first, but when I asked her if the poo she was clearing up stank, she sniffed it and shot back.  When she confirmed that it stank I said the same had happened to us and that we'd support her every step of the way.

We've been accused of not clearing up the pup's poo which has never happened, the cat has shat literally on our front doorstep twice and in our back yard twice so it's really putting this side of the street in a bad mood, but I refuse to be blamed for something a cat that doesn't even belong to us has done and we'll take it as far as next door wants to take it now that we have 2 households in the street complaining about it to the council!

It's even-Steven's now... 2 households against 2 households.
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Taken me supplements... they all went down pretty easily today, thankfully!
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That's me childcare CV sorted, just in case I don't get ESA in November... I sound pretty good on it, even if I do say so myself!  lol
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First survey of the day done and dusted... it was, amazingly, only 3 pages and one question on each page!  It's done and dusted already though and I'll be getting credited in 3-7 days!  Yay!!
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Just the one survey today then  👌

I is cream crackered so I'm going to bed... nite nite orl!
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Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed... it was soooo wet out there that I'm bound to get at least a cold from soggy daily walks, but needs must and all that jazz!
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I've got literally one thing on today's grocery shop delivery.  The other £57 is totally Steve's stuff.  Last week I had 6 bottles of pop on there for myself, but literally the only thing on there this week that's mine is a £1.05 bottle of squash that we'll share anyway and £50 for the electric will come out of my account and into Steve's today, yet he won't even phone the freakin' vet for our pup and he's being paid to be my carer for 30 hours a week, yet I'm lucky to get that in 3 months!!
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That's me supplements taken now... didn't go down as easily as yesterday, but by the same token it wasn't awful either, thankfully.
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Just phoned Mitzi's vet about her biting and scratching herself.  That's another thing that Steve's been promising to do for a couple of weeks but hasn't got around to it yet.

He's been my carer for a grand total of 2 hours this month, when he filled in the ESA form for me on Saturday.  He's done bugger all else in the last 30 days - he should have provided 120 hours of care but I've had 2 hours of it in reality.  😡
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First survey of the day completed
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Second survey done and dusted
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That's C's birthday card and gift ordered then!  I just hope he's home when it arrives 'cos there's no way it'll fit through his door!  lol
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Burger King meal for tea, so I'm shutting down now and doubt I'll log back on before I head to bed so nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Happy birthday Steve!!

He seems to like what me an' the pup got him... found humour in it instead of being offended thankfully!

Happy birthday again Steve!
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Taken me 3 supplements with only 4 mouthfuls of squash this morning, which is a relief 'cos there were only 5 mouthfuls left in the bottle!
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The intense virus scan finished at 1am and there were no viruses or malware found so I've backed everything up now and I'm about to take the pup for her morning stroll with me.
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That's the 2 recycling boxes and rubbish bag out for another week... only a mini argument today... we're getting better at this!  💑😆

It's hosing it down out there so I'm gonna wait until it hopefully eases up a bit before I take the pup out for her walk.
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That's the puppy walked... we were both reluctant to do the 100% but it's done with for the day now!
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Yumsk!

Just had a meat-less and gravy-less Sunday lunch from the cafe again.

Today is the second one we've had from them and we'll definitely be going again and again!

Maybe not every week, but as an occassional treat it's the best!

Loadsa veggies and "half a cow" according to Steve this week!  For under £15 we got 2 mains and a pud for Steve which is a lot healthier and yummier and cheaper than the take aways we seem to have most days!

Definitely another five star review from us again!  Would be perfect if there was a vegetarian protein, but maybe there just aren't many vegetarians around here?
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That's the pup's poo cleared up from the back yard and disposed of now, so we've just gotta bring everything back in when it's been collected tomorrow then that's it for another week!

👌👍
 
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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018

Just paid the last £79.39 to the liquidation bods.

As predicted I didn't get to sleep until pretty much my normal bedtime despite going to bed a couple of hours early.  Woke up with another splotty botty too, so, yet again, I'll be going back and forward urgently all day again.  😕

The intense scan is at 49% now so it'll be sorted by the time I come down tomorrow morning, then I can back up everything and turn my likkle laptop off to let the battery cool down.
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10 minutes.

That's how long between visits to the bathroom today!  😟
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50% now, so it's 1% every 10 minutes, so, in theory, it'll be finished in 500 minutes, which I can't see happening 'cos that's less than 9 hours instead of the minimum of 17 that it'll realistically take!
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The pup was ready for her walk as soon as I called "walkies" this morning!!  She was desperate for a wee as soon as I opened the front door and was squatting down for a minute longer than she usually is.  She's usually finished weeing before I've even closed the front door and is desperate to start walking but she was still weeing for about a minute with me just standing there waiting for her!

Bless her furry little paws!
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That's me 3 supplements taken too, so I'm all set for the day now!
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The virus scan is at 52% now, so it's still doing 1% every 10 minutes, so it's currently on track for finishing at bed time after all!  As long as it's at at least 90% by 8pm I'll have a late night otherwise I'll head to bed for another early night and do the back up first thing tomorrow, same as normal.
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Had the ESA form through the post this morning.  Had to get Steve to fill it out for me 'cos I can't remember how to write, but it was for income-related instead of contribution-based for some reason, which I've never had before... did they send the wrong form or is it in addition to the contribution based one??

So confusing!!

Too late to do anything about it now though 'cos it's already filled in and in the envelope!

Wish me luck that I get awarded it!
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The virus scan is at 63% now and it's 1.27pm so I doubt it'll be finished by the time I go to bed so I'll have an early night and do the backing up as soon as I come down tomorrow I reckon.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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6.47pm and it's 71% of the way through the virus scan so I'm gonna head to bed for another early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday 12th October 2018

That's me caches cleared and the weekly deep virus and malware scan started.  It's currently 9.24am and it's done 5% so far.  In theory it'll be finished in the early hours of Sunday morning 'cos it takes 45 hours to intensly scan my whole machine.
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That's the puppy walked.  It's hosing down out there so we only did 100% today.  I'm wondering if the senior pup is in pain because of her refusal to get her harness on every morning?  She's 9 years old so she's not young any more, but her daily reluctance to go out for her walk is starting to worry me.

I'm also wondering if her scratching and biting was because of a strong intollerence to grain instead of fleas 'cos she's still doing it every day even though we've treated her for fleas and ticks.  Pooch and Mutt do a grain free diet food so I'm debating asking her vet about putting her on that to see if it stops her from biting and scratching herself.
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We're up to 26% with the virus scanning now so I'm guessing there won't be much of a change now 'cos it's going through all my emails and stuff.  It'll be maybe 30% when I come down tomorrow and stay like that all day then I'll head to bed and it'll be finished at about 1am on Sunday.
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Just taken me morning cocktail.  The Calcium was a nightmare for me to swallow all the crumbs today but the Iron and Multi went down with a single mouthful of squash each, thankfully.
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*shuddering*

I hate answerphones!

Got a letter from a PPI thing that has gone into insolvency asking me to pay £329.39 so I've just paid £250 online and because they were a new payment I wasn't allowed to pay any more than that so I phoned them and got lumbered with an answerphone which sent me into a panic and I've got to try again tomorrow to pay the remaining £79.39.

Gonna try and do it using mobile banking again so that I don't have to speak to anyone, but if that doesn't work I'll have no choice but to do it over the phone and if they aren't there tomorrow I'll forget about it by Monday!!

😟
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Gonna have a really early night tonight 'cos I is cream crackered right now!  Bet I'll still be awake at my normal bed time though, knowing my luck lol

Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Our senior pup was showing soooo much Westitude this morning.  Point blank refused to get her harness on no matter what me and Steve tried!

She's fine when she's got going and everything, it's just trying to motivate her to get started is all!

She eventually did 100% and her food's in her bowl waiting for her to eat it now.

Gonna take me supplements before I forget again... hold on!
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That's me 3 supplements taken.  They all went down relatively easily, just for a change!
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Just downed a very strong instant coffee and got a mouthful of granules at the bottom!  Gaaah!!  😯
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M could do with taking notice of this.  I'm not entirely blameless, nobody is, but M seriously needs to realise how much she is hurting me.
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Just ordered Steve's birthday card and a second gift that'll be here tomorrow, plus the one that's arriving today... I hope he's got room for them - especially the card and gift that's arriving today 'cos they will both be biiig!  lol
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I love AVG even more now 💗!  I didn't think it was possible, but they have gone up even further in my sights now 👍👍👍!  I contacted them on the evening of the 1st October, the refund was organised within minutes and I totally forgot about it until just now.  Checked my PayPal balance and the refund was sorted by the next day!

I've moved the money into my account now but they are definitely the best company on the entire internet!  They understand that people want to try out their software first so they've got a free trial of their software, when the trial is over they understand that not everyone can afford full versions so they let you keep using the software for free if you want to.  If you decide to pay for the software, they put free malware protection into it for you for free too.

AVG isn't the cheapest anti-virus and anti-malware protection on the web, but I wouldn't go anywhere else now!!  You get more than you pay for with them and for the couple of quid difference you get awesome protection, support and problem sorting from them!
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First survey of the day finito
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Just heard Take That's new single and it's not as bad as I was dreading!  It's another new sound for them that will take a bit of getting used to, but if the whole album is in that sound then at least it will be listenable to, unlike their previous one that I listened to a grand total of a handful of times then never listened to it again.

Might even get the single for the first time since the early 1990s so that I can support them to keep going and stuff.  The new sound is OK, just not as good as their mid-late 90s stuff is all, unfortunately.
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Can't find anywhere online that will let me buy the MP3 and not even Spotify has got it for streaming or anything so I'm at a loss!  I'm gonna try Take That's official site for the last chance then give up if it's not available on there.  😕
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Nope, nothing on the homepage or even Universal Music, so I've given up now 😒.  Going by how hard it was to find it, I don't think I'll try again in future... they obviously don't want to make things easy for their fans, so I won't make it easy for them either!  😞
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Chinese for our tea tonight.  😟

Again.  😞
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Second survey of the day done and dusted.
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The chips were really greasy and gross tonight... yuckerama!  😩
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That's me prescription taken.  I'll take me last one on Sunday so that I start the new batch on Monday.
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I've had enough for the day and me prescription is starting to kick in so I'm gonna publish this and head to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Almost forgot to do the virus scan!!  😲  It only takes a few minutes though, so it's running now. 

Oooooh!  It said that FireFox wasn't secure and wanted to know if I wanted to remove it!  That's never happened before!!

Nothing else was found, so everything is still hunky dorey and I really am going to bed this time!  lol

Nite nite again everyone!
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Wednesday 10th October 2018

The puppy was reluctant to go for her stroll today.  Was a nightmare to get her off the sofa and into her harness then when I eventually got her out of the door she only wanted to do 50% of the walk!  I encouraged her to do the full length and she refused to move away from the front door that time so it's a good job she'd completed the compulsory 100% by then!  lol
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Fed and watered the pup but I haven't taken me morning cocktail yet 'cos someone came to the door just as I was about to get them out of the drawer!
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It was the cushion and hearing aid batteries that I bought with the vouchers I had for my birthday and I'm loving the cushion already!  The pup has now got cushions to lie on because it was too high up for me to even perch on with the added height of the new cushion!

Gonna leave a 5 star review of it on Amazon and this blog now... the review will be below or above this post 'cos I don't publish this until I'm about to shut down for the night.
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That's me daily cocktail taken.  That's the last of the hayfever pills taken and I genuinely didn't get any benefit from them at all.  Only wasted £20ish this time though 'cos they were Sainsbury's own brand as opposed to at least triple that amount for big name brands that work equally c**ply.

I'm sure that some people get benefit from them, it's just that I never have is all and I've suffered since childhood, spent hundreds on every hayfever pill over the 3 decades that I've had hayfever and none of them have ever worked and people don't believe me when I tell them that!

Only got 3 pills to take every morning instead of 4 now though!  👍👍
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Got $1.79 in survey rewards overnight.  I agree that it's not an earth-shattering amount, but every cent matters, I reckon!
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First survey of the day was, thankfully, quick and easy to complete!
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Virus and malware free again.  Love AVG!
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I is cream crackered so I'm heading to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Product review: NRS Healthcare easy rise cushion


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

This cushion has just arrived and it's nice and light to move around, well packaged and fits onto one side of the sofa perfectly.

It's nice and high and seems to easily return to it's shape within seconds of getting up.

If, like me, you have issues getting up from a chair or sofa easily and without pain, definitely invest in one of these!  It's double the height of other foam you can get on the High Street so it's prolly the only cushion you'll need to sit on to get to the height you need to be able to stand up from sitting.

I'm only 41 but I've inhereted me mum and grandmothers knees so always dreaded having to stand up and had to straighten my legs several times a day which I'd wrongly assumed that I'd have to put up with for the rest of my life.  Not any more though!

If you suffer from knee pain when you're sitting down and/or struggle to stand up, definitely invest in this.  It's not cheap but it's definitely worth every penny!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Just got back from walking the pup.

She poo'd in 3 totally separate area's so I had to bend over 3 times to pick it all up!  Was feeling weak before I even took her out so doubled the risk of falling flat on my face each time too!

Because of the pooing, we did 150% this morning, so there's 50% in the bank after 2 days.

She's already eaten her food so I've just gotta take me morning cocktail now then that's it for the day.  If anyone comes to the door they'll just have to wait for me to slowly get to the door 'cos I'm not rushing for anyone now... just don't want to risk it.
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Just taken me morning cocktail.  Got 1 hayfever pill left to take tomorrow and, as predicted, they did bugger all to help my hayfever.  Hopefully the people that insisted I try them will believe me next year!
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First survey of the day completed.
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Second survey of the day done and dusted.
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Third survey of the day sorted... that was a really quick one!!
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Fourth survey done... speeding through them today!
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That's me prescription taken, I just hope I don't wake up 3 times tonight like I did for the last 2 nights!!
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Still virus and malware free... AVG updated itself and needed to reboot the likkle laptop first though!
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Having vegetable lasagne for tea, so I'm gonna publish this and log off for the night now.

Nite nite orl!
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