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  1. Thanks i unpicked it all and have sewn the new fabric on the old which saved me buying new padding and made it easier to do but time consuming.
  2. A good friend gave me a c"Ooops, word censored!"at for my grandson for our car. it came from her parents so was hardly used but had a stain on the cover i couldn't wash off. So i decided after looking online for tips, to recover it. It took while , about 5 hours!! but was worth it and i'm very pleased with it just need to do the strap pads as i run out of fabric
  3. not that i ever go but its Aleks Josh from The Voice , not that he won but he was from here lol
  4. thanks, i did see a cake pop silicone mould but that would mean they are just cake balls where as these were cake crumbled mixed with icing and rounded into a ball. bit like a truffle
  5. was very happy with them, took a while to get the coating to flow right but worked in the end
  6. Samsung galaxy , we have 3 in our house of different models
  7. i don't watch a lot of sport but love the Olympics watched all the swimming, some diving , most of the gymnastics and odd bits of other sports. Am looking forward to lots of athletics next week on my week off Loved the opening ceremony more than i thought i would and was/am proud to be british! loved the James Bond moment and i think Mr Bean was there as he is loved in so many countries. Paul M was a bit cringe worthy though
  8. I haven't been on much lately due to the arrival of my amazing first grandson 4mths i don't look for chicken help really now but used it a lot when i first started. I pop onto the craft and food sections occasionly and Omlet is always where i come with a query about a new purchase or a question that i am sure someone here can help with about everyday things. I am always amazed at the quick replies and the knowledge of everyone here
  9. we went 2 years ago and got the pass, there was lots on it we didnt do but still worked out cheaper, bronx zoo, empire state, boat trips etc but we were there 10days . subway and by foot were the way we travelled, mostly by foot
  10. Some people just don't get it, my mum is 82 and was a teacher and head never had it. My brother ( eldest child ) never had it. Me and my sister both had it , my kids all had it , eldest got it then her 2 siblings 2 weeks later.
  11. I lost the last of my first 3 girls last week 4.6 yearslaid on and off up to the end.
  12. i guessed quite quickly but i am much better at guessing peoples faces than names lol
  13. Kindle for a few reasons... 1.my house was overun with books 2.more room in my suitcase as i would taake 3-4 books on a weeks holiday 3.i like to always have a book to read as and when i want to read so have 24 unread books at the moment 4.a kindle is much lighter to take out with me, i take it lots of places 5. got to be more enviromentally friendly
  14. How did you get on with your quote and do you have a kitchen. we had a howdens lady round but was a bit shocked by the quote ! asked the builder to get back to them . Got a Wren man coming today for measurements.
  15. I have been minding for nearly 20 years and had chickens and a duck for 4 my duck was the only problem as i use a paddling pool for a pond. The area is fenced and gate locked. i'd doubt you could have an open pond unless you had a fenced off play area. the pros: mostly great kids, pride at their achievements, constant friends for my kids to play with when they were younger, being able to utalise the weather as we drop anything to get outside on a good day, acting like a kid with all the fun kids stuff lol, being at home for my kids was the main reason i started as i had 3 under 5. small relatives love to come here the cons, unreliable work dependant on area, some parents (though always harder work than the kids ) toys EVERYWHERE though i now have my conservatory as a playroom and i love it!!. paperwork for me can be tough sometimes. hubby can occasionly get fed up with all the 'stuff' luckily thats rare as you couldn't do this job with a hubby/partner that wasn't behind you. every childminder i know has an area they find harder so it just depends what your character is . i find i usually attract animals as i have a bit of a managerie lol
  16. We have been three times but not since 2002. We always hired a villa from here , rung and booked, always cheaper than renting from UK people. we went 3 times in may/june and weather was lovely with little rain. we bought flydrives, wouldn't have been without a car, roads were easy to navigate and well sign posted . The park carpacks were expensive , don't know what they cost now. Places to visit: Seaworld (used to do a free extra return day ticket at off peak times), Disney parks, Epcot being my least favourite, though hubby liked it kids got a bit bored there. We ate light lunch at them then restaurants in evening, never ate anything but breakfast in villa. For a treat we did a character meal we all enjoyed that expecially the one in the large conservatory type building at Magic Kingdom Silver springs was a lovely relaxed day out. we are not big shoppers but spent a couple of days looking Parks were every other day if you want to get your moneys worth and spend long days there. We bought disney 5 day tickets from a seller who came to villa recommended by villa owner. My best trip out we did the last year was to here: http://www.bcairboats.com/ now i'm not the bravest person when it comes to roller coasters which there aren't as many as people think, there are many many other rides suitable for all ages. But i loved this and went back for a night ride on the airboat, best bit was when the man driving/steering turns off the lights and for a few seconds you are in pitch black any other questions please ask, might be a bit out of date but ha 3 kids the first year they were 7, 8 and 11
  17. '1' ( don't ask ) cayuga male duck, who think he's a chicken total = 7 ducks [/u]
  18. Thanks dd found one from john lewis at a good price but will still go and look for a pattern as i fancy a try
  19. Thanks for all the help you gave the other poster, it has helped me out too we have booked here http://www.elliottshotel.co.uk/gallery.htm and i'm busy looking at all the places recommended. Robin hood bay looks lovely and the menu at the crab and lobster looks tempting though would like a recommendation of food before spending that much
  20. Thanks for those some lovely wool there
  21. They are nice and have put them in my fav but was looking more for the speckled look rather than blocks of colour
  22. We are going to York in August and i have found a lovely b&b. The last time i went i wAs 10 and only really remember the shambles. Can anyone help with must see places please?

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