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Hiya Carni, hellothere In reply to your query, I too use Specsavers and have done for a number of years. I agree when you say about insurance, I had the same thing said to me first time I asked. It's fully understandable that they guarantee the lenses but not your own frames. You can't expect them to on frames a couple of years old.

But that's the chance I'm willing to take. After all, if owt goes wrong I've still got the prescription. Personally, I don't like bifocals, I find them a pain. When descending stairs you tend to be looking out the reading bit. I had some once but couldn't get on with them, much prefer distance and reader's separate. I know it's a bit of a bind changing but I've learned to live with it. One more thing, any time I've had a problem, just nipped in and they've put it right, no charge. Hope this helps. Take care.x

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Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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Go back Carni they're usually quite good if things aren't quite right and if they don't tell them them you want a refund. Many moons ago I was reluctant to complain or make a fuss but I'm at the age now where I will if I think it right.

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Thankyou Brew and BK for your response. Specsavers have been very good over the years, as you say will adjust my glasses willingly. 

 

When I went back about two weeks ago, I phoned and didn't need an appointment, but we weren't allowed in the shop to have adjustments due to social distancing, so it was done outside the shop.

 

I found it very embarrassing with passers by watching. But I feel a bit better now and will go up possibly on Friday. I have to get them seen too. Thanks again both.

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Think I may have mentioned that I accidentally ruined my poshest specs by getting spray paint on them, which took off the coating on a lens.  Anyway... I had a lot of hassle with Boots Specs who tried to tell me that I HAD to have a new prescription.  I told them I didn't HAVE to have anything on their say so.  A couple of hours later when I'd calmed down I called again and politely requested a copy of my existing prescription via email... they must have been forwarned because it was mailed to me without further issue.

 

I used a company on the Wirral, Spex4Less or similar. I can check if anyone needs me to. Very pleasant and communicative Co. to deal with. They fitted new lenses to my existing, favourite and comfortable frames. They did say that it was possible that my frames might not survive the process, but I think that's just a 'catch all'.. as they don't know what you've done to them.  Anyway.  New lenses are better than the originals from Boots.  'Everything On' lenses, coated, 'transitions', extra thin/light etc..even an 'extra posh' varifocal which gives good vision over a wider field. Not cheap.. as my prescription is outside their 'normal' range... but I am very satisfied.

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Also...as it happens.. not content with the old frost/ice and the frozen ground of the last cold event.. we have had almost continuous rain for the last day or so.. followed this evening by around 3" of snow.. which is already melting.  What fun!!

I'm glad we live on a hill.. For us to be flooded, around 99% of Merseyside would need to be underwater.

I sympathise with those facing flooding.

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Varifocals are expensive. I've had them for years, got because the thought of having to keep 2 pairs and changing them all the time wasn't really what I wanted. My sunglasses are distance and it's a nuisance when I want to read something, although really sunglasses aren't needed at the moment cos I don't go out unless necessary and then it's just a walk down the road and I don't remember to put them on.

Good news , tomorrow my husband is coming home. He's been up walking and the physiotherapist says he's going like a steam train.

Ive been baking in the meantime, small Cornish pasties, ginger nuts, melting moments, chocolate puddle cakes, mango and white chocolate biscuits and have just made some Baklava and later I want to make some bomboloni ( big round doughnuts) my husband asked me to make them ages ago but I forgot about them.

All dough has been put in the freezer for future baking.

It has kept me occupied to not worry about my husband not feeling well after his op but now he's ready to come back to his little girls. ( the dogs).

Oh well suppose I will be the last to get a kiss.

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 Nonna, looking at your baking list, can I book a delivery slot as we are isolating. :rolleyes:

Glad to hear your good news about Alex. He don't know me but please give him my very best wishes. B.

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There's been a Haggises birth explosion since March last year Phil.

The authorities are developing a vaccine against them. Be careful mate, they are aggressive little buggers. :rolleyes:

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BK sorry but they're all in the freezer. Now having to help my daughter and son with a couple of things they do for takeaway. This weekend my daughter has Fish n chips or Guinness steak pie and sticky toffee pudding. A tea time menu , an assortment of cakes / scones / shortbread/ ginger cake, lemon drizzle cake and Bakewell tart. Together with Assam tea or a bottle of bubbly. My son is doing a Texmex menu along with a margarita cocktail and a pecan cheesecake. Chicken marinated in beer and spices, jalapeño peppers, fajitas and no can't remember what else. Now it seems like the other restaurants in the village are jumping on the band wagon. But at least it's different and they bring a change and a little business.

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Off out again tomorrow all go isn't it........this time Derby Royal Hospital to see my Consultant....Son will be taking me plus the wife....be like a family outing.....Polish me shoes tonight and get my clothes out ready.....getting all excited......:wacko:

 

 

 

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Hope it all goes well for you Ben, and that the consultant says you are doing brilliantly x

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4 hours ago, philmayfield said:

Just been to the farm shop and bought a haggis. Don't forget it's Burn's night on Monday 25th. They're well stocked. I've never seen so many south of the border!

 

I bought a haggis today too, from Tesco though! It’s been so many years since I tried it before and I can’t remember if I liked it but thought it should have a second chance in these difficult times.

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9 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

 but thought it should have a second chance in these difficult times.

I thought you were going to say Offal times...

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We have a flood alert round here primarily down the lower end of the village and at Gibsmere. The only people seriously at risk of being cut off are the residents of the care home at Hazelford, although the building itself is too high to flood as are the houses at Gibsmere. The last time it flooded the old folk were brought out by tractor and trailer. The village hall down the lane from us is the designated refuge until they can be rehoused. I have a boat in the garden and an inflatable in the garage but I'll leave it to the professionals to attempt a rescue. Having lived round here for 59 years I've seen all this before. I'm off to bed!

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2 hours ago, LizzieM said:

Don't forget it's Burn's night on Monday 25th

Prince Charles is being shown around a London hospital.  Towards the end of the visit, he is shown into a ward with a number people with no obvious signs of injury or disease. He goes to greet the first patient and the chap replies: "Fair fa' your honest sonsie face, Great chieftain e' the puddin' race!  Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm; Weel are ye wordy o' a grace as lang's my arm." The prince, being somewhat confused (easily done) goes to the next patient and greets him. The patient replies: "Some hae meat, and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it, but we hae meat and can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit." The third starts rattling off: "Wee sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, wi bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an chase thee, wi murdering pattle!" Prince Charles turns to the doctor and asks: "Is this mental ward?" "No" the doctor replies, "It's the serious Burns unit."

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Just checked how far I have got on the 'Row to the Highlands' project. Should reach Pitlochry for teatime. The target has been extended from reaching Inverness this month, to reaching Loch Cam, where I go fishing. Thinking about the wonderful Highland fishing keeps me going :biggrin:

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Just back from Derby Royal......all seems ok...going for Scan in a couple of weeks as a precaution;;;

        Nice surprise when we got home...our lovely Neighbour Marlene opposite (no not Boycies wife) had made me a lovely big Stew.......bless her........

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Because of the lovely messages you have sent asking about mum I am heartbroken to tell you that she passed away 30th December being with her at the end gives some comfort. With her death being so close to my auntie I was devastated the last year's that we lived together will always hold lovely memories. She enjoyed Christmas and spoke to family through zoom, due to her age and recent fall the doctor said she was unable to find the energy to go on.

Take care  

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Dear Gem, I am so sorry to read about your mum and so soon after your auntie.  There aren't any words to help at such a time, except to say that without you, your love and care, her life would have been much the poorer.  

 

In a couple of weeks, it will be eleven years since the passing of my mum and I know how you will be feeling at the moment. However, I always say that you can't lose your mum. She's with you from the moment of conception and if, like you and I, mum is one of the most wonderful, she never leaves!

 

Not everyone is as lucky as we have been, to have a wonderful, caring mother with whom they have such an unbreakable bond.  Hold onto that, Gem. Think of her with love and let her go. She will never be far from you. Take care of yourself now, as that would be important to her.

 

In my sitting room is a framed photo of my mum with a vase of flowers next to it. She loved flowers and so she always has some. I chat to her often. Others may think that is silly but I know she hears me. Yours will hear you, too, so keep up the conversation. Mums always have their beady eye on us, you know!

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