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About Brendam.

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  1. Obs, sunny Malta is the safest place on earth and still very warm and sunny at this time of year. Enjoy!!! Bren.
  2. Your friends were very lucky Stallard, I hope they're much better now. Bren.
  3. Don't worry Algy, I can scare myself silly just thinking about having surgery, but at least I'm having the op at Halton not Warrington!!!!! Bren.
  4. Thanks for the good wishes for new year, a happy new year to all of you. NO, Cleo, I wouldn't recommend The Hillcrest to anybody............except if I wanted them to have a rubbish meal with miserable looking waiters/waitresses! Thanks for your sympathy Gary, the pain is agonising isn't it? However I'm going to Halton Hospital next Wednesday for a chat with Mr Tighe about surgery to remove gallbladder/stones......the sooner the better!! Bren.
  5. Well, the Xmas and New Year period is over.............and thank God for that! I normally love Xmas when I can spend it with family and friends, but this last festive period has really beaten my record for grotty times. It started off with Xmas day, when I went to my daughters home for a much anticipated Xmas dinner and within 20 minutes of arrival, was having to be driven home again because of agonising pain from my gallstones and having vomited for England! The following day, Boxing Day, my feller and his family,a party of 10 adults and 2 young children had booked to eat lunch at The Hillcrest Hotel/Restaurant in Cronton. By this time - having had very little to eat - I was ravenous I chose a starter - dried up bits of lettuce, pate, unrecognisable bits and pieces, and bits of cheese.....and left most of it. The only other choice was white onion soup. The carvery was next, if I'd thought the starter was bad................ The Chef carved meat from 3 different joints of meat using the same carving knife,the "roast" potatoes exploded on contact with a knife, I couldn't penetrate the cauli with either my knife OR fork, gravy was like pale brown water, and the beef - although looking just right - defied any attempt to be cut into with an ordinary knife. I asked the Staff - who were chatting together in a corner - for steak knives for the meat, and 3 were promptly handed out!! Obviously, most of this food was sent back, and the dessert was served, this HAD to better, surely! My cheese board was ok though not all that good, the others chose Xmas pudding and custard. The pudding was approx. 1/2 inch high and 2 ins round, with custard that was warm and watery. My feller chose ice cream as the only edible dessert on the menu. The restaurant was less than half full while we were there and seemed to close as we were leaving so numbers weren't an excuse. We had to wait an interminable time in between courses for service. The charge for our "lunch" was £25.95......a decent price for a decent meal, but for the "food" we were served was a little high to say the least. I've never been as hungry over Xmas in my life! Obviously 3 or 4 people (including me) complained on behalf of ever ybody, including my fellers 92 year old Mother and the 1 year old and 2 year old babies who were with us. The babies parents were charged for their meals (£6 I think) although this was withdrawn. The 92 year old Mother was wheeled into the Restaurant through the kitchen in her wheelchair as no disabled access was available. On New Years Day, I cooked a roast dinner for 7 family and collected 7 clean plates! Cost? Approx £5 per head. Which one will we choose for next time? I know which one I'll choose!!!!!!!!!! Bren.
  6. At a guess Algy, I'd say Sankey Street, opp. Bank Park, where Gateway, CAB, etc are. ????? Probably wrong Bren.
  7. Brendam.


    LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bren.
  8. Peter Hun, Talking about phone numbers a while back, I realise that I've lost my personal phone book with yours and Janes numbers in it. Can you send me them again pretty please along with your landline number?? Thanks Honey, love to Jane xxx P.S. My moby is still waiting for the sim to be registered or something, so can't be used till tomorrow tea time ish! Landline number remains the same though and is usable xxx
  9. P.S. Dizzy, Steve the Original is a lovely guy who lives in Germany....as I'm sure you know! Alana is Alana Ellis currently living in North Carolina, USA, who still posts on here, she answered a post only a couple of days ago, and is a lovely lady. I have had the pleasure of meeting Alana a few times, also STO, and know Alana's parents too.Maybe we'll all have the pleasure of meeting you at the next Posters Meeting? Bren.
  10. Dizzy, Was "that one that you had to speak to on the phone" me by any chance???? I have to admit that as soon as I heard the voice of "Suzy" I thought of you! :rolleyes: Bren.
  11. ................and my face isn't QUITE as 'orrible as the profile photo Gary insists on putting on here LOL!!!! Bren.
  12. No Pete Hun, my moby number is still the same Bren.
  13. WELL!!!!! Yet ANOTHER first for Utilities Warehouse!! My " 3 days for delivery" moby was delivered at 8.15 this morning.........a whole 36 hours after I ordered it, miracles happen as the norm it seems, but only with Utilities Warehouse. :-D For my own reasons I needed this moby urgently, I explained this to Andrew at UW with the reslt that I only had to wait hours - not days or even weeks. Thank you UW, I'm so glad I joined you. :razz: Bren.
  14. WELL, I never expected to be saying this about ANY customer service team for any company large or small, but here goes.............. I got fed up with the usual Scottish Power,British Gas and the like putting my bills up-so much so that recently I answered an advert in WW magazine for Utilities Warehouse, although I'd never heard of them, I was willing to give another company a try at keeping my bills down. I am now in the middle of changing my gas, electric, landline phone, mobile phone and broadband to UW, all without me putting myself out at all.....except for signing for these utiities, of course I found out today - after receiving the UW sim - that my LG moby is locked in to 02!! A problem you may think?? Not as far as UW are concerned One phone call to them yesterday, and them ringing me back today to check that there were no more problems, revealed the locking of my moby, only for the lovely Andrew at UW technical Dept to advise me on this, with the result that I will take delivery of a new (very basic) Nokia in the next 3 days :-P Impressed??? you bet!!!! I have NEVER known customer care like I've just received from UW....thank you so much to Susie, Mara, Riva and Andrew....all based in UK!!! Another plus for me I WOULDN'T HESITATE TO RECOMMEND UTILITIES WAREHOUSE TO EVERYBODY I KNOW!!!! Bren.
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