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Fri 5-May-17
4:37 pm
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irist
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big_hug for you, Val.  Countrywide were unfortunately the overarching agents I dealt with for my granddaughter when they wouldn't return all her deposit on her flat.  I found them polite to deal with but absolutely useless at sorting anything out. They promised the earth and did not keep their promises. I lost all faith in them.  Not that this helps you but it may help others who might think about using them.

Sat 6-May-17
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Good advice, Iris. 

Unfortunately if you go to a local agent, you may not know whether they are under the 'umbrella' of Countrywide. This is our problem - dealing with our local office, they are helpful, but the 'rules' that govern them inhibit their capability of assistance.

Thanks, Iris. big_hug

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 22-Jan-19
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I've just had the misfortune to witness a cat attacking/playing with a pigeon in our garden, whilst I was making soup for lunch....it was horrific and has made me feel so sick I shan't be eating.  The cat, along with 3 siblings (all youngsters) belongs to neighbours - they're out at work all day and the cats are left to roam the neighbourhood, they're always in our garden chasing birds, crapping everywhere, driving Betty to distraction.  

I'll spare you the gruesome details (and it was extremely gruesome) - suffice it to say that the poor pigeon was literally covered in blood and had no hope of surviving.  Husband had the awful job of despatching the bird and then burying it.  

I know cats will be cats and they do what they do, by instinct.  And we live in the countryside, and these things happen.  But it was totally sickening and I really didn't want to see it.

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Thu 24-Jan-19
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Yes, it is upsetting, I agree.  Not as spectacular as a Sparrowhawk landing on one and exploding the pigeon though - I am still not sure how I feel about that but possibly mostly awed by the skill of the Sparrowhawk.  I hope you feel better now?

I'll try that again!

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Yes thank you TA.  Nature can be very cruel, can't it?  Since having Betty, I'm a lot more soft hearted these days when it comes to animals.

On another subject altogether....another rant (may as well, since I'm here! big_laugh).  Been shopping this morning and, once again, the supermarket didn't have some of the things I wanted - in fact, lots of gaps on the shelves.  This has been happening more and more lately....apparently, it's due to that bloomin' 'B' word that's on everyone's lips - people are starting to panic buy and stock up, and the shops are having difficulty getting supplies of some things in.  We've even had a bit of trouble getting a couple of our prescription medications lately - not huge trouble, more of an inconvenience, twice they've been out of stock and we've had to wait an extra day or 2 until they got further supplies in.  It's never happened before though, seems to be a new thing.

What a huge mess it all seems to be yell

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I have never understood panic buying! I think the media are largely to blame for scaremongering about possible shortages! I will be glad when it is done and we can get on with our lives!

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