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Can I share my good news with all you lovely SEN parents?

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unpa1dcar3r Wed 28-Sep-11 18:08:38

My ex SIL phoned her local radio station about a month ago and told them she wanted me nominated to carry the torch in the Olympics, and said lots of reasons why she thought i deserved this honour. (I did laugh, me carrying a big flaming torch- with my asthma but anyway) she won nomination of the day and as a reward got sent £200 worth of John Lewis/Waitrose vouchers which she shared with me (£100 each)!
So now I can shop in the very same shop Kate Middleton got papped in just after she married Will, which is my nearest wait rose. I can't normally afford to go there!
So that's the shopping sorted for the next couple of weeks...

moondog Wed 28-Sep-11 18:15:27

What a lovely thing to happen!
What reasons did she give? smile
(Don't be shy.)

justaboutstillhere Wed 28-Sep-11 18:37:12

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silverfrog Wed 28-Sep-11 18:41:28

oh, how lovely smile

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 28-Sep-11 18:41:43

LOL, - brilliant.

Hope you get the torch too!

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Wed 28-Sep-11 19:11:30

fabulous smile although not sure I could make it stretch that far grin

signandsmile Wed 28-Sep-11 19:13:44

Oh Fab! how lovely! grin

unpa1dcar3r Wed 28-Sep-11 19:30:42

Aw thanks guys.
I don't think I really deserve the reasons she gave TBH, what I mean is we all just do our best don't we.
She mentioned that I'd always been there for her and everyone, despite my own hectic life, she mentioned the boys and that I did a degree and am now doing my teaching degree...stuff like that really. Don't know what else, she was so nervous she couldn't remember herself lol

bialystockandbloom Wed 28-Sep-11 19:47:21

Aw how lovely smile

Enjoy the waitrose goodies! Though I'd be more tempted to treat myself to clothes/beauty/shoes in John Lewis...

Eveiebaby Wed 28-Sep-11 21:21:55

smile - That's nice - enjoy your shopping!

2011RWC Wed 28-Sep-11 22:00:22

smile smile smile Lovely news, well done to you both!

glimmer Wed 28-Sep-11 22:50:23

You deserve it unpa1dcar3r! Enjoy and don't forget to pack something in just for

EllenJaneisnotmyname Wed 28-Sep-11 23:32:42

£100 at Waitrose won't last long, but it will be lovely spending other people's money! grin

tryingtokeepintune Wed 28-Sep-11 23:35:35

That's great. smile

WilsonFrickett Thu 29-Sep-11 00:52:33


Why not just sort the shopping for one week and buy yourself something treaty with the other half??

unpa1dcar3r Thu 29-Sep-11 07:59:28

Haha you lot are naughty but nice! 
I'm being persuaded here to perhaps invest in some new make up....could do with it at my age and i believe one of my daughters has run off with my mascara so I've been using this old one and now have a rotten eye infection had to prise them open this morning haha grin not a good look! 

AmberLeaf Thu 29-Sep-11 08:05:23

Congratulations and well done, make sure you get something for you

How nice of your EX sil to do that, Im sure you really do deserve it. smile

unpa1dcar3r Fri 30-Sep-11 12:11:08

NO Ellen, you're right; especially here as everything has the 'royal seal of approval' I'm told by a friend of mine who ventured in to look around after Kates shopping trip! Don't think he bought anything!

Was going to pop in earlier on my travels til eldest DD rang me all humpty cos apparently I'd locked her out! She lost her door key ages ago and hasn't thought to replace it (my fault of course!!!)

I shall let you all know. I'llprobably be going round with a look of horror going "How Much?????" and end up back in Home bargains!!!

Thanks everyone for your good

coff33pot Fri 30-Sep-11 21:12:07

Thats really nice! Hope you have fun spending! I would definately treat yourself too though....grin

unpa1dcar3r Sat 01-Oct-11 23:14:02

Well girls, an update; went to Waitrose last night. felt like Queen Posh from Poshville on national Posh day...Oooh look at me putting a LARGE jar of olives in me trolley not just a normal one cos I'm soooo rich...
Got to the till and nearly passed out; one hundred and fifty two bloody quid!!!!
Would've been half that in Home bargains!
anyway they were nice carrier bags and were still free (as of today 5p each) but they were like the local version of Harrods bags. Ex said ooh you can use them to pick up the dog poo in the garden, i said no chance, they're way too good for that, they do have the royal seal of approval dontcha know!

But £100 was kind of free for me and they give you these little tokens to choose one of 3 charities that they give £1,000 to at the end of the month so i put mine in the local young carers box.

Oh and the till lady called me Madam! I didn't know whether to thank her or smack her one!!! Is she being polite or is it cos i'm old!!! wink

WilsonFrickett Sun 02-Oct-11 00:20:59

Madam or Modom? One is old, one is posh wink glad you had fun, even if it did clear you out! I think Waitrose is cheaper than the therapy I would otherwise need!

unpa1dcar3r Sun 02-Oct-11 08:06:43

grin Wilson, true...
It was Madam so I guess I'm officially 'old' haha. (She was older than me too, make she feel even better!) wink

WilsonFrickett Sun 02-Oct-11 11:34:05

grin every time I go I dress up like Audrey Hepburn and remind self that 'nothing bad ever happens in Waitrose'.

If Breakfast at Tiffany's had been shot in the UK it would have been re-titled 'Breakfast at Waitrose'. Fact.

unpa1dcar3r Sun 02-Oct-11 16:08:08

grin grin Wilson.

coff33pot Sun 02-Oct-11 23:16:01

grin Hope you enjoyed the olives Madam!

I probably would have embarrassed myself in asking for a sit down and the £150 lol!

I would wrap the kids lunch in the carrier bags LOL that should keep the gossips talking "do you know SHE buys her sausage rolls and dairylea triangles in waitrose?" grin

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