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Leigh_Seasider

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Heard on the Spanish news earlier that face masks in public in France will be dropped there from tomorrow.Curfew -currently 11pm will be dropped from Sunday.Good news as we're due there for a bit from next week.

No news about a date for masks to go in public in Spain yet but the Spanish President said tonight this will happn here "pronto" (ie soon). :Happy: :Happy:
Mañana??
 

Tangled up in Blue

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Mañana??


Ha! Doubt it Monday or some time next week at the earliest I reckon.(Seemed a bit strange picking out a place at the beach to sun-bathe yesterday while masked up (ditto when leaving).But there seemed to be 100% compliance (including from us) which was good to see.
 
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OldBlueLady

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Benfleet
Treated ourselves to a nice meal out last night as we should be abroad on holiday. Went to Maluchi's at Tarpots (used to be La Boom hairdressers).

First time visit for us, and can really recommend it - great sharing platter to start with hot rolls, dusted squid, pork belly, pork crackling, arancini, mixed meats and olives. Then Kev had a ribeye and I had scallops, finishing up with a passion fruit creme brulee for me and a pineapple and coconut baked alaska for him. With a cider, bottle of wine and couple of coffees, it came to £107, which I thought was pretty good.

Worth booking if you're local.
 

Benfleet A1

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Slade Prison
My favorite beer that I have to order from Amazon as the supermarkets don't stock it has just arrived in time for kick off.

Thank you nice delivery man. 😁
 

Chalky

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My favorite beer that I have to order from Amazon as the supermarkets don't stock it has just arrived in time for kick off.

Thank you nice delivery man. 😁

I have also found myself starting to do this, sourcing just about anything and everything from Amazon.

I buy hot sauces and seasoning mixes for food off Amazon now, from around the world.
 

South Bank Hank

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Rayleigh
Treated ourselves to a nice meal out last night as we should be abroad on holiday. Went to Maluchi's at Tarpots (used to be La Boom hairdressers).

First time visit for us, and can really recommend it - great sharing platter to start with hot rolls, dusted squid, pork belly, pork crackling, arancini, mixed meats and olives. Then Kev had a ribeye and I had scallops, finishing up with a passion fruit creme brulee for me and a pineapple and coconut baked alaska for him. With a cider, bottle of wine and couple of coffees, it came to £107, which I thought was pretty good.

Worth booking if you're local.
Reading this makes me think a local restaurant review thread would be great on here!
 

londonblue

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I have also found myself starting to do this, sourcing just about anything and everything from Amazon.

I buy hot sauces and seasoning mixes for food off Amazon now, from around the world.

I find Amazon to be expensive and I hate the way Amazon Prime has been set up as a con. It's supposed to give free next day delivery but you can nearly always find the same item cheaper with standard delivery, which never takes as long as it says.

I make my own granola so get through a huge amount of nuts and seeds, and used to buy it all on Amazon, but now use buywholefoodsonline.com. They are much cheaper. I also now buy the maple syrup I use from Costco: a bottle from there is around £8.50 (Inc VAT) as opposed to around £12.50 on Amazon.
 

RHB

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I find Amazon to be expensive and I hate the way Amazon Prime has been set up as a con. It's supposed to give free next day delivery but you can nearly always find the same item cheaper with standard delivery, which never takes as long as it says.

I make my own granola so get through a huge amount of nuts and seeds, and used to buy it all on Amazon, but now use buywholefoodsonline.com. They are much cheaper. I also now buy the maple syrup I use from Costco: a bottle from there is around £8.50 (Inc VAT) as opposed to around £12.50 on Amazon.
As with all things Amazon, it is worth checking prices elsewhere and then making a decision. there has to be an element of the price including delivery built in with Prime (even thought it is free). That said I have found them to be equal to, or cheaper than a lot of other sites when you factor in the other sites delivery charges. One thing I have found with Amazon, if you browse and don't buy, quite often the price has risen a little next time you look. If you clear all the temp stuff from your browser before looking again, the price can go down again. Cookies can be expensive!!
 

Tangled up in Blue

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As with all things Amazon, it is worth checking prices elsewhere and then making a decision. there has to be an element of the price including delivery built in with Prime (even thought it is free). That said I have found them to be equal to, or cheaper than a lot of other sites when you factor in the other sites delivery charges. One thing I have found with Amazon, if you browse and don't buy, quite often the price has risen a little next time you look. If you clear all the temp stuff from your browser before looking again, the price can go down again. Cookies can be expensive!!

Indeed I don't use Amazon with Prime from the UK for books (as I find their prices) a rip off but am quite happy to use their prime service in Spain (for CD's,DVD's and sometimes books etc) where the price is is much more compeditive.
 

Billy Bests boot laces

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Out for a run this morning on A13 in Leigh, i noticed a credit card type of wallet in the road. It had the guys ( aged 70 ) driving license, bus pass, Covid jabs card, & 2 credit cards in it.
Guy lives in Baxter Ave Southend, but no phone number in it.
Looked him up of facebook, no luck, so drove to his address to hand them in to him.
Turns out his a Cab driver, & hadn't even realised they were missing!!!. He reckoned they must have fallen out of his pocket earlier, after leaving a cafe!.
Offered me a reward, but being a 'nice guy' refused it. That's my good deed done for the month!.
 

THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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SHOEBURY
Out for a run this morning on A13 in Leigh, i noticed a credit card type of wallet in the road. It had the guys ( aged 70 ) driving license, bus pass, Covid jabs card, & 2 credit cards in it.
Guy lives in Baxter Ave Southend, but no phone number in it.
Looked him up of facebook, no luck, so drove to his address to hand them in to him.
Turns out his a Cab driver, & hadn't even realised they were missing!!!. He reckoned they must have fallen out of his pocket earlier, after leaving a cafe!.
Offered me a reward, but being a 'nice guy' refused it. That's my good deed done for the month!.

Nice one Tony, old school morals.
 

londonblue

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As with all things Amazon, it is worth checking prices elsewhere and then making a decision. there has to be an element of the price including delivery built in with Prime (even thought it is free). That said I have found them to be equal to, or cheaper than a lot of other sites when you factor in the other sites delivery charges. One thing I have found with Amazon, if you browse and don't buy, quite often the price has risen a little next time you look. If you clear all the temp stuff from your browser before looking again, the price can go down again. Cookies can be expensive!!

The point is that prime is supposed to give free delivery, but it doesn't. They often hike up the price. As I said though, you need to be careful as there is often a better deal elsewhere.

(I think we're in violent agreement by the way.)
 

RHB

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The point is that prime is supposed to give free delivery, but it doesn't. They often hike up the price. As I said though, you need to be careful as there is often a better deal elsewhere.

(I think we're in violent agreement by the way.)
In which case we probably need to have a fight just to prove the point:Dim:
 

Tribal Chief

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I watched my Montreal Canadiens get within one game of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight at the incredible T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ticket cost me $1,000, and it was worth it. An amazing experience.
 
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