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The HfP chat thread – Friday 12th November

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Comments (431)

  • SteveJ says:

    Off Topic : found out today that following o2 and Virgin’s merger, Virgin Media customers can now get the o2 Priority app and benefit from the discounts / free Nero Coffee & Gregg’s etc.

    • elguiri says:

      How does one partake in this? Won’t the priority app detect your sim not being on O2?

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      Thanks, installed. Signed in and worked as a virgin media fibre customer.

      Now I’ll have to get the other half an o2 priority app (payg sim with £0 still work?) or pay for an extra sausage roll from Greggs when I get my free one!

      • Yorkie Aid says:

        Unfortunately the Classic PAYG tariff is no longer available to new customers so you are forced to take a big bundle or a pre-loaded data SIM which will work out at a minimum of £60 per year. So if you have any old classic PAYG SIMs hanging around do not let them expire!

        • Markpeterboro says:

          I successfully bought a classic PAYG O2 SIM from eBay earlier in the year , there were loads available .it works fine and doesn’t need a bundle . This was after O2 had brought in the new rules .

  • BP says:

    Have fond memories of BA lounge food? https://www.baxterstoreyathome.com/

    • Blair says:

      Oh yum, the cubed chicken you get in the rice dishes can now be enjoyed any day of the week at home

    • BJ says:

      Just what all those who purchased BA crockery have been waiting for … Christmas come early 🙂

      • Polly says:

        Yep, got a few bits, saucers came without the cups tho, daft really…

        • BJ says:

          Break them and you’ll have a few more … bits

          • Polly says:

            Ha! Bet you’re looking forward to this big USA trip then BJ. Makes a change from Thailand for you. It’s an amazing itinerary you are putting together.. at lest you have. Better chance of yours happening at this stage…SIn still looks dicey, if one of us fails a PCR, and my OH a smoker, not allowed out of the ing hopeful

  • billthepensioner says:

    Sorry – newbie. why is it OK to talk about PAWS stuff but not TaCoBell stuff?

    ta chucks.

  • BJ says:

    Up to £300 off Emirates for bookings by 15 December for travel through 31 March. Pay using amex and enter code UKAMX21

  • billthepensioner says:

    Was due to get my OAP flu jab tomorrow but I have been denied. They sent me a text cancellation message which is pretty useless as I don’t read my messages, I only found out as I forgot to write down my vaccination time so I phoned them to check & they said it had been cancelled.

    That’s the second time it has gone bad – shocking service from the NHS. Couldn’t make my first vaccination appointment as I forgot the date and now they’ve only gone and cancelled my jab tomorrow, I bet I’ll get flu and die of pneumonia – that’ll show them how useless they are.

    I say: defund the NHS as they are useless & go on strike because they want wages to keep up with inflation but I think that +1% is fine by most of us. Probably more than I get which is probably nothing much.

    • Roy says:

      I think there is a shortage of the vaccine used for over-65s. You could try calling your local pharmacies and see if any have any left – if they have it it will still be free of charge, but I’m doubtful you will find anywhere. Boots is apparently completely out of it.

      Not sure defunding the NHS is going to magically make any more flu vaccine appear…

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