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  1. [quote user="sweet 17"] [quote user="Bugsy"]Have you spotted the two daughters of Fergie in the crowd. [:D] Now I don't know who dressed them or told them they look good, but they look like a couple of 'Aunt Sally' dolls. . [/quote] Excuse me, Bugs, but what are Aunt Sally dolls and what do they look like, please?   [/quote] When anyone mentions Aunt Sally, I always think of Una Stubbs who played her so well in Worzel Gummidge. Think of the ugly sisters from a pantomine version of Cinderella, and you'll have an idea.[Www] edit: Our posts crossed Bugsy.
  2. Would love to come, but have to 'negotiate' time off with the Boss. [Www]
  3. [quote user="idun"] I hadn't checked the pension calculator for a month or so or three and it has all changed since I looked. I was keeping my eye on it for men and for me too. For women it is on a sliding scale which actually started from last April, so 2010 when it starts to go up . I hadn't realised. Just days at first, but up to 61 and above for those who are 60 this year. Last time Iooked I would be 63 and three months and now that is down to 63 and 18 days when I am entitled to a UK pension. I take it that the S forms are issued once the offiical state pension starts. Re health care, well as I in my late 50's and have friends of all ages, I have to say that it is us 'old' ones who seem to require the most health care. In our forties and younger none of us seemed to need any at all, now, most, if not all of us seem to need something or other.  [/quote] I hope that you are not of the 'lucky ones' who will be affected by the latest  UK government policies. I never thought I would wish to be a year or two older than I am. [:(] C'est la vie.             ************************************************************************************* Proposed changes affecting people born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960 More details You can read the full details of the government’s decision on the DWP website State Pension age review Opens new window The proposed changes to the State Pension age timetable, announced in November 2010, affect those born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960. Under the new proposals, from December 2018 the State Pension age for both men and women will start to increase to reach 66 by April 2020. This would mean that women’s State Pension age will increase more quickly to 65 between April 2016 and November 2018. These proposed changes to the timetable are not yet law and still require the approval of Parliament. Proposed changes for women Date of birth Date State Pension age reached 6 April 1953 to 5 May 1953 6 July 2016 6 May 1953 to 5 June 1953 6 November 2016 6 June 1953 to 5 July 1953 6 March 2017 6 July 1953 to 5 August 1953 6 July 2017 6 August 1953 to 5 September 1953 6 November 2017 6 September 1953 to 5 October 1953 6 March 2018 6 October 1953 to 5 November 1953 6 July 2018 6 November 1953 to 5 December 1953 6 November 2018 Proposed  changes for women and men Date of birth Date State Pension age reached 6 December 1953 to 5 January 1954 6 March 2019 6 January 1954 to 5 February 1954 6 July 2019 6 February 1954 to 5 March 1954 6 Nov 2019 6 March 1954 to 5 April 1954 6 March 2020 6 April 1954 to 5 April 1960 Your 66th birthday Pension age calculator For men and women born on or after 6 April 1960 the State Pension age is already set to increase to 66 from 2026 and then to 67 from 2036 and 68 from 2046. If you were born after 6 April 1960 you should use the State Pension age calculator to work our your State Pension age. Calculating your State Pension age Calculating your State Pension age However, you should be aware that the government is considering the current timetable for future increases to the State Pension age from 66 to 68. Any change to the timetable would require the approval of Parliament.             *******************************************************************************
  4. Just for fun  http://www.savethecomma.com/game/  I'm not telling you my score. [Www]
  5. I use e-bay now and again, and am always amused when I see  furniture advertised with 'draws'. Still a grumpy old woman. etc.[:D]
  6. One of the things that really annoys me is when I hear, or even worst of all read, "could of " instead of  "could have". I don't pretend to have a good command of English grammar etc, so I do make mistakes. I'm now waiting for someone to correct me. Grumpy old woman etc.[:)]
  7. [quote user="Keni"]Lidl has my vote - a miniature potted rose bush - remember that red means I love you, white however is forever! Then I ask him for his credit card - and I know he loves me!! x[/quote]  He certainly does. He must have friends in high places. I've only been able to use a debit card [Www]
  8. Similar time-scale for me Cooperlola. As you say planning when the goalposts are suddenly moved is frustrating. Although it will not affect me, presumably this will have an impact on those who are living, or are planning to move to France. Yet another complication.
  9. This is the info which I've found.  I believe that it has yet to go through Parliament. I also think it will also mean that the heating allowance and bus pass will also be delayed. Maybe Russethouse's sister will be able to clarify.            ************************************************************************************* Proposed changes affecting people born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960 More details You can read the full details of the government’s decision on the DWP website State Pension age review Opens new window The proposed changes to the State Pension age timetable, announced in November 2010, affect those born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1960. Under the new proposals, from December 2018 the State Pension age for both men and women will start to increase to reach 66 by April 2020. This would mean that women’s State Pension age will increase more quickly to 65 between April 2016 and November 2018. These proposed changes to the timetable are not yet law and still require the approval of Parliament. Proposed changes for women Date of birth Date State Pension age reached 6 April 1953 to 5 May 1953 6 July 2016 6 May 1953 to 5 June 1953 6 November 2016 6 June 1953 to 5 July 1953 6 March 2017 6 July 1953 to 5 August 1953 6 July 2017 6 August 1953 to 5 September 1953 6 November 2017 6 September 1953 to 5 October 1953 6 March 2018 6 October 1953 to 5 November 1953 6 July 2018 6 November 1953 to 5 December 1953 6 November 2018 Proposed  changes for women and men Date of birth Date State Pension age reached 6 December 1953 to 5 January 1954 6 March 2019 6 January 1954 to 5 February 1954 6 July 2019 6 February 1954 to 5 March 1954 6 Nov 2019 6 March 1954 to 5 April 1954 6 March 2020 6 April 1954 to 5 April 1960 Your 66th birthday Pension age calculator For men and women born on or after 6 April 1960 the State Pension age is already set to increase to 66 from 2026 and then to 67 from 2036 and 68 from 2046. If you were born after 6 April 1960 you should use the State Pension age calculator to work our your State Pension age. Calculating your State Pension age Calculating your State Pension age However, you should be aware that the government is considering the current timetable for future increases to the State Pension age from 66 to 68. Any change to the timetable would require the approval of Parliament.             ******************************************************************************* As a lady of a 'certain age' it could be a double whammy for me.[:(]
  10. Maybe you should add this to your 'wish list' when looking for your soul mate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i1rFYmFYIo&feature=related
  11. [quote user="Cendrillon"]to the boy I think you need to keep the pineau for at least a year before it will be fully matured. Don't forget that you should only drink pineau in small quantities and serve it  in small glasses. [/quote] Ooops. Nobody ever told me that.    [:$][Www][Www]
  12. [quote user="Simon"] Sweeping generalisation...."the average guy, of whatever age, will sleep with any woman with a pulse if he gets the chance". What utter rubbish!  I've turned down far more women than I've been with. I've found that the average woman thinks that because she has a f****, that any guy would sleep with her.  There's lots of decent men out there, we're not all desperate!   [/quote] Can I recommend some reading material amazon.co.uk/Kindle edition [6]
  13. [quote user="Clarkkent"][quote user="britgirl"] And as for crumpets.......... [/quote] Don't you mean pikelets? [/quote]   Pikelets are similar but a lot thinner. You can get more butter on a crumpet.[:D]
  14. Muffins are good when toasted, topped with spinach, hollandaise sauce and a poached egg, so the yolk runs everywhere!! And as for crumpets.......... As a West country girl (born and bred) scones can only be eaten when the clotted cream is topped by home made strawberry jam [Www]
  15. Having being  born and bred  in Midsomer (Norton) I can confirm that the number of 'untimely' deaths is no worse than those in Oxford.[:P]
  16. Just came into my head.[Www] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZucJAkzCNq8&feature=related
  17. Yawn. Yet another thread seems to have been taken over by one upmanship and point scoring.[:(]
  18. [quote user="just john "] [quote user="Alan Zoff"]I trust, as a good Brit, John, that you wear your black socks with your sandals and white shorts. My kids say it's wrong.[/quote] What are friends for if not to help one another out?, a particularly unkind (but candid) friend of a friend took this snap of a very good friend of mine (I've known him for what seems like all my life) during one such moment, obviously your kids are not all wrong, only cherrypickers and cheesemongers wear white shorts, and bearing in mind this is last years model, but clearly black socks, shoes and shorts are a la mode pour le average brit whilst going about his daily business in the sun[8-|] [IMG]http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/classic69_72/socks.jpg[/IMG] [/quote]   Crikey John, with  friends like that who needs enemies. I always imagined your 'friend' as having more sartorial elegence. Think a visit by Gok or Trinny and Susannah might be be something for your 'friend'to consider.[Www]   edit: forgot to say that all my socks shrink in the washing machine irrelevant of the temperature. Can't blame the tumble drier as I've never had one.
  19. How is the search going Wools?  The album Silverback Gorilla[:)] has a track which tells a similar story about touring and meeting different women but all he is really looking for is Good love, (thought of you when I saw the hat)[:D]
  20. [quote user="sweet 17"] Never been to Chinon, Britgirl.  Tell me, is Richelieu worth a look as well?  I've seen pictures of it and it intrigues me. [/quote] a few years ago now, but from memory, certainly worth a visit, not huge, village size but built like a town square, symmetrical, formal architecture, a sort of proper Poundsbury, didn't stay long, discovered it by chance on route from Chinon the previous day, had lunch there in the main square and moved on, I think there was a visitor/tourist centre which was closed for lunch!
  21. If you feel like snaking around on the route down, then a couple of places I've stayed at and felt that there wasn't enough time to discover all, were Chinon., and Angles-sur-l'anglin , terrain a bit up and down from memory but do-able and definitely worth the drive. No ultralight pics I'm afraid but I did once see one sticking out the back of a 2cv, looked like the 2cv was being propelled by a giant fan![:)]
  22. [:$]  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNHSIge21LM&feature=fvst  [:$]
  23. Just for you Wooly: this may help in your mission. Xx[:$] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG8cbZL44VM
  24. It's grey, cold and dismal, and I need cheering up.!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz2-ukrd2VQ&feature=related Well it makes me laugh.
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