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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 28th Oct 09, 9:14 AM
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    5 OS Pleasures in your Day Today part 2
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    • 28th Oct 09, 9:14 AM
    5 OS Pleasures in your Day Today part 2 28th Oct 09 at 9:14 AM
    Time for a shiny new thread The old one had got to 4500 odd posts which amounts to 22,500 OS pleasures (at least) It's so good to know that the OS life can be so rewarding.

    I'll kick off the new thread.

    1) Homemade bread and marmalade for breakfast.

    2) A walk over the Malvern Hills to blow away the cobwebs.

    3) Drying the washing outside- still, in October.

    4) Watching mydaughter making a game out of sweeping the leaves with her friends.

    5) The prospect of collecting a big order of meat from the butcher this morning and having my freezer full for less.
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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 17th May 17, 6:27 PM
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    Up on The Gallops, day wet and drear, but superly soaky for all things garden.
    *
    1. Little Meriva stuffed to gunwales ready for Spits, badly chosen in drenchy rain, then>town of horse to wish young emporium friend Happy Birthday. Perfect timing, luckily, but won't give giftie nonsenses until Friday. & was on plane>Enzed this date last year.

    2. Tate Britain. The Hockney Curators' talk/conversation on Monday night was life-enhancing. The whole day was special AND an nsd, as & had paid several wks ago, day rtn coach, entry(with Art Pass discount - again thank you, Vicky). Had own lush munch+green tea, very Mse.

    3. Towbar partly on chez Fenboys hier, but rest to do Monday: it's a tricky one to fit. Finished my bizarre-ish Library book during the long wait.

    4. Plenty of rtc bread alongside me for new birdy families. No idea where little fledgeling corpse came from, down back by clothesline. Yellow plumage breast. Suspect it was dropped in flight by a.n.other. No nests being used chez & this year. Too much recent feline presence burgeoning, much semi-feral.

    5. "Attributed to......xy, sgd, dated.". & v.v.v. pleased to see 4-£fig estimate beside her lucky find painting, listed for big auction. On verra. Will be wonderful if it comes off.
    #
    Unsettling times, confronting the rise of the proudly ignorant and dangerously intolerant. Book burners next......? So, antidote 6 can definitely be Lewis Hamilton's and Rafa's w/e victories, along with no French Open wildcard entry for sharapova.
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 17th May 17, 7:29 PM
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    42 frith isn't that the answer to everything? i will be 54 in 102 days 1) colleague gave me lift in cos we had 8am skype. 3 hour meeting. went very well
    2) after very good meeting with 2nd phd student (vjsmum thought of you) and another meeting we went for lunch. in true mse style i had taken my own packed lunch
    3) phd student gave me very nice box of chocolates (take note vjsmum rotfl)
    4) yummy tea with mr piano and mr town planning
    5) early night
    Originally posted by DundeeDoll
    Oh blimey, am I supposed to be furnishing them with sugar...... Can it wait till the end?

    Hugs to mhags

    Pleasures for yesterday and today

    1 went to York and back just to get to grips with the writing. It worked another corner turned
    2 DS came as far as Leeds. He even walked beside me to the station
    3. Used the tumble drier for two loads. Not MSE not OS but sometimes I don't have to be a martyr. Especially on rainy days
    4. Had my Hep A booster ready for my holidays. Probably never need another which is a bit scary
    5. Roast lamb for tea yesterday. Perfectly cooked. Freezer chicken casserole any minute now

    Have a lovely evening all
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 17th May 17, 9:29 PM
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    & - love my Art Pass!

    Pleasures for the last couple of days:

    1) Grocery delivery. Excellent quality of items, so I think we'll do this more often. Also means that I'm not tempted into getting stuff I don't actually need!

    2) HM Spaghetti Bolognese from the freezer for dinner.

    3) Contact with a friend who is going through a tough time.

    4) Booked parking in London for Saturday for a mere £6, using JustPark. Used it before and always had good spaces. Oh, and I've got cashback too! Winner!

    5) Everyone on here sharing their news. So good.
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 17th May 17, 9:45 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Wednesday).


    1) Day 3 of 42 days of healthy eating! Scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast (plus tomatoes), HM parsnip soup from the freezer for lunch, hm dahl and rice for tea.


    2) More revision taking place - Charge of the Light Brigade. It's written in dactylic dimeter (or dinosaur circle, which we concocted as a reminder!) Little bursts of Chemistry revision here and there, for the first exam in that subject tomorrow.


    3) Went down to see the hens in the rain.


    4) House reasonably tidy and all washing done.


    5) Watched First Dates just now.


    That's about it! Quiet day.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 18th May 17, 7:08 AM
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    1. Long phone conversation with DS1. He is coping and being realistic about things. His girlfriend has been told that she isn't bad enough to have the care she wants. Her GP has referred her urgently again to the mental health team but they aren't responding.
    He is considering some support for himself now as he works long hours and then has to care for his girlfriend.

    2. Able to listen to a young colleague at work and able to reassure her that she had behaved professionally and correctly and the other person was at fault.

    3. After being on phone to sky for nearly an hour they agreed to give me a date for an engineer to come and remove the rubbish they left on my roof in October.

    4. Using up food from freezer. Want to empty it and then keep it organized!!

    5. Ironing done.

    6. Found financial paperwork DH wanted fairly easily. Surprising as have sorted it out recently and its tomorrows job when a new desk/ storage unit arrives. Being self employed he has to keep loads of paperwork.
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 18th May 17, 7:34 AM
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    Pleasures for today

    Work. Favourite day of my working week.

    The sun came out today and the temperature could be described as mild.

    Did a couple of stints in the garden but came in when my dog went hurtling down the street after a boy on a motability scooter...who deigned to go past our driveway! One veg patch de- weeded and will be mulched with the leaves that are constant falling from the big tree in the driveway.

    Made a spag Bol in slow cooker . Smells rather tasty.

    Washing almost dried out on the line.

    Wrote a letter to letter writing friend and a big email to our friend who's also our Scottish solicitor. I'd emailed a pension company yesterday and the response was we need your will...my response was have you contacted my solicitor as requested on my forms...that , I think is a no as he's not heard from them! The big email was a newsy, friendly one though!

    Have written a tentative plan for allocating money from my wages each week...tentative as it's all doable until there's a big expense.

    Cleared some a garden pots and general gubbins from shelves around veg plots so have put them on grass verge of anyone else can use them, they can just help themselves.

    So a mostly good day , with my usual wobbles in amongst everything.

    Have a nice day
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 18th May 17, 4:07 PM
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    BoP Tour Live...
    Washington. Done. Dusted. Pizza last night inn hotel. Philadelphia great. Acquired a couple of YARDS glasses. Tum was rubbed. On train to New York. More later.

    Could murder a decent snorker
    Last edited by Blackbeard of Perranporth; 18-05-2017 at 4:11 PM.
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 18th May 17, 5:21 PM
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    PM2DD. Just spent twenty minutes looking for hatters. Game on later. Only a goal and ...
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th May 17, 6:18 PM
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    1) My Zebra is spotty (chicken pox) but not feeling ill with it any more, in fact we had lots of fun playing when we were down with them.

    2) DD1 on the phone as she walked home from work found a postman delivered parcel and shrieked Ma I think my tomahawk has arrived!!! ( she's 38!!!) explanation is she's going to a 'P' party where they all have to dress up as something beginning with P and she's got a Pocahontas costume.....surreal!!!

    3) We've visited and found a couple of really nice areas we will give full consideration to as possible relocation spots to be closer to both girls and families.

    4) Super run back today made special by the satnav flagging up an A road blockage ahead and me finding a B road running parallel to it that took us across part of Salisbury Plain I'd not seen before.....Oh it is BEAUTIFUL country!

    5) Picked a whole container full of beautifully ripe strawberries from the garden when I walked up to see the plot after lunch, my supper, He Who Knows doesn't like strawberries, yum, yum, yum, yum. YUM!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • chella
    • By chella 18th May 17, 6:43 PM
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    I got caught in the rain, walked home but was totally soaked from head to toe!!! Straight into jammies and dressing gown, now have a hot cuppa and the cat on my feet.


    Bath is run, going to have a long soak.


    Can have a lay in tomorrow.


    Don't have to leave the house tomorrow!


    Posh marks and spencer Moroccan chicken parcels in oven cooking, reduced to 60 p. Posh rosemary potatoes also, reduced to 25p that's £7 reduced to under a pound!!!


    The house feels cosy and I am looking forward to watching a film later.




    NOT BUYING IT!!! 2015

    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 18th May 17, 7:46 PM
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    1 Cleared the fridge out to portion up things and freeze them.
    2 Easy soup for lunch, and made a curry from “freezer surprise” for dinner.
    3 A tip run with the old oven, a vast amount of glass bottles, 6 bags of soil and 2 bags of clothes nice to clear a bit of clutter.
    4 3 loads of washing hanging about and up to date for 5 mins.
    5 I deep cleaned the french windows, inside the frame and in and outside, cleaned the windows, washed and re hung the curtains, a pleasure that it’s done.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 18th May 17, 8:08 PM
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    Oh look. Chaos according to the BBC. Avoid. We did. Does not get a mention here!

    Condolences to the girl that died.
    Last edited by Blackbeard of Perranporth; 18-05-2017 at 11:53 PM. Reason: Update on news in New York
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Frith
    • By Frith 18th May 17, 9:19 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Thursday)


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Bigger son's Chemistry (#1) went well - weirdly, the "big" question was about limestone which I had asked him about seconds before he left!


    3) Lots of work on the allotment today. Finished digging, put in new paths, planted courgettes and pumpkins. Brother came down then son to do some heavy duty pest control. Hens very happy having dust baths.


    4) Health eating 4 of 42. Porridge with blueberries and banana for breakfast, scrambled egg on toast for lunch, HM pizza with baked beans for tea.


    5) Bigger son and I watched Dr Who. (Episode 1, we are a long way behind).


    6) Listening to smaller son playing FIFA on the computer with 6 of his friends, all chatting to each other.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 19th May 17, 1:44 AM
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    My husband's grandfather came through Ellis. Later he sent for his wife, after he made enough in the New Mexico copper mine for her fare. He almost had enough when it was stolen as he was slept on the floor of a boarding house with 8 other guys. He had to start all over. All their children were born here. She never learned to speak English but he did somewhat. They were Italian and would listen to Caruso on a phonograph while sitting in the evening on their front porch.

    * My eye is better. Next appt in a month. Keep up the the eye drops 4x daily.

    * Bought a new rug for the guest bathroom. Got it home and it's a slightly different gray that the other one in there. Boohoo...I'm keeping it! Store of origin is an hour away and I won't be back until my appt in a month. I used to be quite rigid about things going together but the older I get, the less I care.

    * Fabulous chile relleno and barbacoa for breakfast on the way. Luscious!

    * My builder/handyman Bryan is starting on the wooden floors in some of the rooms tomorrow. More chaos but also progress!

    * DD1 told Quoye, jokingly, "You're a toot!" Quoye replied "I'm not a toot, I'm two."
    And so it begins...children thinking their mothers don't know what what they're talking about.

    * DD2 bought a house and closes next week. We supplied the down payment. Her dad told her that it would be part of her inheritance and why should she have to wait to utilize that money. Wise man.

    * A break today from the political firestorm that is Trump. No TV!

    We didn't get to see the Torch Lady because of her being shut down after the last hurricane there. Same with Ellis Island. DH wanted to see his grandparent's signatures in the entry book. Another time.
    Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    [Regina Brett]
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 19th May 17, 10:59 AM
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    Hurrah for Friday. Work was okay , not the busiest but I'm getting good at surreptitiously typing emails on my phone on a Friday morning

    Three wee possums running back to bed as I was heading to work. They're nocturnal.

    Stunning sunrise.

    My friend kindly picked me up and all my many boxes of stuff to be returned to Cancer hospital.this was much harder than I'd anticipated. I didn't know how it would feel. It was just awful being there without OH. Anyway , it's a job done.

    Grocery shop at aldi

    Snooze ...or as I should call it totally zonked! Think I was rather emotionally drained from the morning.

    Had to take DD2 to GP to follow up an appointment the other week $69 please and there my budget falls apart straight away!

    Phone call to sister .

    Boy child away again for weekend ( and think he's taken half my grocery shop!)

    Much paperwork scanned and emailed. One company was sent a scathing email regarding their tardiness! Totally over all their shenanigans! They don't make any of it easy. My house is going up for sale next week.

    Typing this with a dog on my knee , keeping me warm!

    Have a good day
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 19th May 17, 5:45 PM
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    BoP Tour Live ...
    Had proper food last night. Pie of shepherds. Wobbleade was consumed. Now up Norff. 110st. NYCM. Pretty good. Had to get BoPsie new sandals. Later we are at the Ballet.

    Now for fruit in Central Park.

    More later.
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Frith
    • By Frith 19th May 17, 11:02 PM
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    Frith
    Quick pleasures for today (Friday!)


    1) Bigger son had his meningitis jab that he had missed earlier this year.


    2) Some revision was done.


    3) Hens happy and my plant net tunnel arrived so we put that up at the allotment.


    4) Made a few phone calls, did washing etc.


    5) Took smaller son to football practice and bigger son cycled to meet us there.


    6) Watched Gogglebox and the Last Leg.


    7) Will listen to the Now Show just now.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 19th May 17, 11:05 PM
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    PM2BOP see you 5th August.
    1) SIL plays with English Touring Opera - they were doing Tosca at Perth yesterday. gbf picked dd1 up then me from work. The weather was gorgeous
    2) met up with SIL for supper. Haven't seen her for years. Was lovely to catch up
    3) music divine. I do love Puccini
    4) mr piano had cooked a very lish chicken pasta dish. i had some for lunch today
    5) fish suppers all round for tea (mhags will understand, for the rest of us 'supper' = 'and chips')
    2 days till holiday yay
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 20th May 17, 1:01 AM
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    Before I forget, my apologies for not remembering who asked about the home made sourdough. Well, it worked - not the best rise ever but after 6 hours it rose. It tasted ok, not ooh gosh wow, best bread you can imagine, but perfectly decent.

    A collection.
    1. Lovely lunch with DD, and some smashing presents from her too. I have a really attractive haematite necklace from her. I do have some earrings that are haematite to match it, but will enjoy finding some more.

    2. Possibility of a new source of work, fingers firmly crossed and best foot forward.

    3. New to me cookbooks to look through (again), some s.h., some new. I love reading through cookbooks.

    4. The pleasure of a half decent night's sleep in bed. Lovely to not lie there hoping that tiredness would eventually overcome discomfort, but to fall asleep within a few minutes. I just wish I could have more like this. Often I trade still swollen legs from a six hour kip in the riser recliner against six hours of very broken sleep lying flat

    5 Your pleasures, thank you.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 20th May 17, 11:06 AM
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    Oh pooey dd2 didn't get the job. This is the third time her store has recommended her and tbh she can't afford to stay in Edinburgh on current job hours. She is crushed poor babes.

    Anyway, first joy for today - watching her put my tea for the tillerman lp on. 'So which side does it play?' 'What?' 'Top or bottom' ' oh yeah top' 'so how do I actually put it on?' Lesson putting lp onto turntable followed by lesson dropping stylus gently onto beginning of record. 'So I can't just choose which track?' 'Well you can but normally I just play whole side' pinky and perky then start delivering 'but I might die tonight' 'ah yes you need to put it to 33' sorry Cat! 'Omg it's got the words on the cover' oh the things we took for granted! I bought this album from a 2nd hand record shop in Norwich when I was doing my a'levels over 30 years ago. It has some scratches and jumps on one track (which always makes listening to the cd strange) and is a dear friend.
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