Have Your Say! forum: Have Your Say 7.

 
Page 8 of 10 • 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Views: 16, Replies: 190 » Jump to the end
ImageNEILMUIR1
Feb 14, 2011 10:27 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
I suppose I better make a chocolate fondue for Sarah. Although I do not like chocolate at all.
Well these things have to be done.
Regards.
Neil.
murielw1
Feb 14, 2011 11:32 AM CST
Make two Neil, Cheese for you and Chocolate for Sarah, well thats sorted.
Had a lovely card from Peter, Made a double one, that kep't him quite for a few minutes , Hee hee
Take care.
Muriel
p.s. Did you pass my message on to your mum? Neil
ImageJaeRae
Feb 14, 2011 11:36 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
How about make a batch of rich brownies, berries, cut up fruit and veggies and a (honey and/or peanut butter) cream cheese based fondue that any of it would be lovely dipped into?
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
murielw1
Feb 14, 2011 12:01 PM CST
Cheese and white wine fondue, with cheese sticks, pineapple cubes, veg in thin batter to dunk into the fondue.
Imagecececoogan
Feb 14, 2011 12:54 PM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
you all are making me HUNGRY
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageJaeRae
Feb 14, 2011 1:06 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Cheese is always good Muriel but a honey/peanut butter, cream cheese sauce fudgy brownies and strawberries could still be dipped and would satisfy Sarah's chocolate requirement without having to make a second fondue. A bit of sparking wine would still be very valentiney too. Of course, I am a 'dish' saver. Hilarious!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
murielw1
Feb 14, 2011 3:05 PM CST
Sarah loves her chocolate, one year (They had just come into the shops) a yard of milk chocolate, should have seen her face, it was a picture, when she open'd the present (extra one).
We still have some cheeese left from christmas, they came in a wax covering to keep them fresh.
Muriel
ImageJaeRae
Feb 14, 2011 3:11 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Yum! seems to me that cheese rarely goes bad, it just becomes something else. Hilarious!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
murielw1
Feb 14, 2011 3:27 PM CST
Saying that Jamie, My eldest daughter was on the phone tonight, for once it was not playing up, we were talking food, if my eldest grand-daughter comes next week she is a vegetarian, so i said to Mandy how about cheese and potato pie with veg, that's one day sorted.
ImageJaeRae
Feb 14, 2011 3:43 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Oh, and do you know what I DO do....I will eat ground or shredded meat but a friend of mine is vegan so I will make vegetable chili with beans and serve it with browned bacon and beef on the side and another side of shredded cheese. I too, tear up and slice salad ingredients in a big turntable dish and some dishes contain cooked shrimp, smoked salmon, diced cold meat, sliced hard cooked egg, etc.; dressings on the side. That way everybody is able to serve themselves what they are happy with. Then always some type of bread and fruit and maybe a cake. People LIKE to 'build their own'.

I know you like roasted vegetables so just roast them seperate from the meat (like with the chili thing) and serve aujus and a couple of other non meat sauces (horseradish, dijon, and the like).

Nuts and dried fruits around are good too. Rice salads and puddings. Just keep things like that around and you should have no real effort making everybody comfortable.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
ImageNEILMUIR1
Feb 14, 2011 6:59 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie, I managed to get some of this peanut butter stuff. The taste reminds me of something we used to fix inner tubes with when they got a puncture on bikes!
Have you never tried scones with strawberry jam and lashings of cream, or what we call a cream tea! I do not mind cream cheese if it is stuffed inside a chicken breast with lots of herbs or used in a cheesecake. Proper fudge if made at home and cut into squares can be quite nice, especially Rum and raisin. However putting a good real Honey with what you state is pure sacrilege, and in the 1700s would be highly punishable!
My idea of a good Valentines Day dish is Oysters (British native ones), served with Guinness bread. Then wild Atlantic salmon with all the trimmings and a chocolate fondue for Sarah. Stilton for me.
Of course a glass of our own Kent sparkling wine which beat all the French Champagne growers in the championship, much to their disgust. Except we are not allowed to call it Champagne. A good glass of Port after the meal with a toast to the Queen. Followed by a Royal coffee. That is a meal and a great aphrodisiac, plus it is all natural, and organic!
Regards.
Neil.
p.s Muriel ask me about vegies as Connie who is two weeks older the Rebbecca is one as well, and I cook for her!
ImageJaeRae
Feb 14, 2011 8:21 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing What's the punishment???

Have you never had blintzes? Or peanut butter cream pie?...I sware, done right that cream cheese whipped with honey alone is GREAT!...Then the peanut flavor ties with either or both. So how can that NOT be good???...especially with a fudgy center. Neil, It is all about how you use your hand at it.

On veggies...much depends on how strict they are OR, if they are vegan...no intent to thieve your thunder. Now tell me of my punishment please. Blinking Rolling my eyes. Crying
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
ImageNEILMUIR1
Feb 14, 2011 11:26 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
How to start a war with me! I am a very peaceful person now, who just likes to garden take photographs and cook, so it takes a lot to wind me up but this lit the fuse. Yesterday I received a letter from my Bank; not from the postman but from my neighbor who has been away on a cruise thing! It turns out that nearly all our mail was put through the letterbox in her door and not in our metal mailbox which is outside our door. This letter from the bank was dated 11 Th of January and states that i was 11 pence overdrawn. A pence is a penny and there are 100 in one UK pound, and I am not sure what that is in US money, although a pound is about $1.62. The letter goes on to tell me that due to this they are going to charge me Bank charges for being overdrawn of £60 which is $96.2838, and is a lot of money to me. They also told me if this was not paid by the 25 Th of February which is the quarter to them they would double it.
So as you can imagine I was not best pleased as I knew nothing about this at all.
My Bank which is a UK Bank has its call centers for help in Delhi which is in India, as they claim it is cheaper to run them from there than the UK. My Urdu their language is not good, and their English is not either. So iI rang them to get a very stroppy Indian telling me there was nothing I could do but pay the money, so I asked to speak to a manager and was told no managers are available at the moment! This time I lost my nice calm English manner, and told him I want a manager now or I will go straight to the Head office with your name as I have recorded this and your attitude is offensive.
So he put me through to Scotland where a nice lady tried to calm me down sensing I was at the point of going into combat mode. I explained the situation to her and she told me she would ring back, which I refused, so she put me on to another lady who was not very nice so I wasn't! I informed her in no uncertain terms that i would ring my MP who i know ell as I have to deal with him as a caseworker, then the newspapers and the BBC, I would also put it on the internet and contact the Bank ombudsman to start with. So she put me on to a man an I told him the same and I would take it higher if I needed to. He claimed he would look into the matter, so not happy with that I informed like NOW! He did after looking at things come back and tell me that if I paid £30 they would be happy with that, I wasn't.By this time the Adrenalin was racing through me as you can imagine, so I informed him if this was not immediately sorted within ten minutes it would be all over the internet on my Brothers web site which is busy and the BBC one, then in the papers. Especially as my bank announced that the CEO was given a 4 million pound bonus and the public bailed it out with taxpayers money which they still owe the Government.
So he relented and told me that they would not charge me anything in this case as I had not received the letter and it was a computer error as somone should have e-mailed me or put it on e-banking. Computers do not make mistakes, idiots do!
So I asked him if my debit card would still work and he said yes, well it didn't yesterday and there is money in my account, our computers were down yesterday it will work today I was informed.
So I got his name and ext. number, then went over the shop to get some things for tonight still seething.
Lo and behold in front of everyone my card would not work in the shop., So I rang him back and he knew who it was and then tells me it is Valentines Day and the computers are swamped with people buying last minute things. If they can afford to give there CEO 4 million they can afford to but decent computers so I went mad at him.
I also told him I would be sending him the telephone bill for the calls and if it was not paid i would double it!
Went back over the shop card would not work again, came home and rang him and his secretary told me he only works fro 10 till 4, so she put me through to the card people who sorted it out in seconds. So I got my shopping.
Sorry this is so long but I was incensed and raging to be treated this way, If i had not fought for it I would have lost that money for 11 pence. Imagine how many other people thy do it to and get away with it! It is till going on the internet and I have put an official complaint in to them and the Bank ombudsman as well.
Regards.
Neil.
Imagecececoogan
Feb 15, 2011 6:04 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
WOW banks all over the world can be schisters hey? Thought only US banks like charge fees for anything and everything. Sprry you had to go through that but so glad you stood up for your rights.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 15, 2011 7:59 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Wow!!! I am glad you got it taken care of. Poor Neil, lots os stress there....
ImageJaeRae
Feb 15, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
NEILMUIR1 wrote:Sorry this is so long but I was incensed and raging to be treated this way, If i had not fought for it I would have lost that money for 11 pence. Imagine how many other people thy do it to and get away with it!


That is EXACTLY what they "bank on"!

(as do credit card companies, internet providers, and other monopoly type businesses that use automated phone systems to direct callers only to folks with no power. AT&T is a prime example....imagine me yelling at some poor tech support guy in India that, "I want to talk to the guy having cocktails on my dime! I believe he is back from Dubai now and floating on his yacht right off Miami's Star island!")

Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imageirisarian
Feb 15, 2011 10:03 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Hooray for Neil & everyone else who stands up for their rights. I have had to do it a few times, though not with a bank.It reminds me of the fight with the school bus co. when they were picking up Jumper 2 as a 5 yr old on the wrong side of the highway. At least then I had a bus driver also reporting the problem which must have helped. If more people fought we would get better service. I notice that the card people were on the ball.
murielw1
Feb 15, 2011 10:58 AM CST
Many years ago the credit card I had then threw a wobbly and it tooks weeks to sort out, my first husband worked for solicitors, the company soon sorted it out, but never got a sorry from the company, and if I hear anyone thinking of going to have a card from this company , I advise them not to, as they are right ------------.
Imagebsavage
Feb 15, 2011 11:16 AM CST
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Wow, what a bunch of you-know-what, Neil! I understand your frustration. I have recently been going through our financials for the accountant, and discovered several charges coming out of our business account each month (related to accepting credit card payments at our RV Park). Turned out we had been getting charged several fees that we shouldn't have been. After many phone calls, I got a refund from one company, and also discovered a bogus charge that has been occurring for several YEARS! Got that stopped, but I believe we have been 'ripped off' by the very representative that set up our entire charge system. I still haven't decided how far I am going to push on that one. It has stopped now, but a LOT of money went away that shouldn't have. It seems to me that there are a lot of companies trying to 'pick our pockets' right now... the big companies that also got bail out money from our government. It is disgusting.Way to go for fighting and winning, Neil!
murielw1
Feb 15, 2011 12:01 PM CST
Yes Breda,
in the papers today, one jump up nothing had one million pounds bonus, no one is worth that how ever high up they are in a company, no wonder the counrty is in the state it is in, pure greed.
Muriel

Page 8 of 10 • 1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« British Gardening & Gardens! cubit homepage
« Have Your Say! forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

British Gardening & Gardens!

British Gardening & Gardens. Famous Gardens & Parks. Private Gardens. Flower Shows and discussions! Neils Recipes. Great Photos as well. The Recipe Database is now open to all!

» Home
» Forums
» Articles
» Database
» Photo Contests
» Links

Cubit owner: NEILMUIR1

Admin team:

» Contact the admins

WELCOME TO THE BRITISH GARDENING AND GARDENS CUBIT!
There are forums on; my Recipes, a "Have Your Say" forum, and a working Recipe Database.
Plus a lot more!
I hope you enjoy your visit.

Other places of interest.
MY GARDENING SITE HAS MOVED HERE Click here

Kent Tourist Board. Click here
"Please remember to be polite to everyone on this cubit.
It is a nice friendly cubit, so no controversy, please!"

HOME! Click here