Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    • 2,999Posts
    • 27,847Thanks
    Knit Witch
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
    • #1
    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
    OS Weight Loss 4.5/10
Page 3
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 20th Jul 17, 8:25 AM
    • 3,102 Posts
    • 49,380 Thanks
    silvasava
    Thanks for the new thread Knitwitch - I see it didn't take long to degenerate to the usual mayhem! (and long may it continue) This is always the first thread I check to see what mischief has been instigated
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
    • 10,750 Posts
    • 149,450 Thanks
    MrsLurcherwalker
    Morning froggies! another dull and damp day here today and neither of us slept well last night in fact He Who Knows woke himself up with vivid dream and migrated to the spare room and made tea poor lad. True to form he's out walking Cookie AND it's started to rain, Mmmmmmm

    Not much planned for the day so I'll clear the little jobs and then go into the store room and do some more sorting and discarding, I WILL clear it, I WILL!!

    DD1 is taking the Zebra child to the theatre tomorrow morning so is currently Zebraproofing the house as he's staying with her overnight, he so loved the Christmas production aimed at 3 to 5 year olds, this one is The Gruffaloe which is one of his favourite books so he'll love it and then they will 'lunch' and go home on the train tomorrow afternoon, fab!

    Have yourselves a nice day and enjoy this cooler weather xxx.
    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!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 20th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
    • 13,899 Posts
    • 129,061 Thanks
    mardatha
    Polly - please know that any posters mentioning the GREEN stuff will doomed forever to pale grey ink in their posts
    Hester we're already halfway through our school hols up here, yer very late!
    And if the elephant is in the biscuit tin then I'd like to know what's in my freezer..
    Got 2 plumbers wandering around in my loft trying to understand our heating system. Still no hot water since Sunday but managing fine with kettles in the sink.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 8:31 AM
    • 10,750 Posts
    • 149,450 Thanks
    MrsLurcherwalker
    His twin brother Eric.....fooled you!!!
    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!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 20th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
    • 13,899 Posts
    • 129,061 Thanks
    mardatha
    Well Ernie tasted very nice.
    Plumbers now on phone to somebody as they don't understand our system and don't know what to do. I think this might be a long day....
    • simplelivingcottage
    • By simplelivingcottage 20th Jul 17, 8:54 AM
    • 35 Posts
    • 231 Thanks
    simplelivingcottage
    Morning all,

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    I am wondering where the storms went! We've not had anything other than a sprinkling over here. Thankfully the temperature has gone down though and I'm not slowly dying off, think it's bearable today.

    Not much happening apart from work, hoping to start tidying my kitchen when I get home and getting rid of unused items. I'd really like to get rid of the fitted kitchen which doesn't help me in any way and just put in a chest of draws and a dresser instead with some shelving. Something like this would be lovely! Think I need to start slowly though, so take the doors of my kitchen cupboards first and get used to that. Has anyone else not got a fitted kitchen????
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 20th Jul 17, 9:26 AM
    • 3,102 Posts
    • 49,380 Thanks
    silvasava
    Quick question fencers - the sewing thread keeps going wide on the screen (other threads OK) Can I resolve or who do I report to????
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 9:32 AM
    • 10,750 Posts
    • 149,450 Thanks
    MrsLurcherwalker
    Poor old 'ZIPPYCHICK' who is the 'thread fairy' as far as fixing things goes but better than that can tell the appropriate board guide and hopefully get them to fix it.....never let us down yet!
    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!
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 20th Jul 17, 9:48 AM
    • 4,708 Posts
    • 49,295 Thanks
    ivyleaf
    silvasava What a nuisance! I find that tends to happen when someone's posted a picture, even if it's not a big picture, but I can't remember anyone posting one on there lately.

    Petula Don't worry if you find it hard to get time to post, just enjoy reading when you can

    MMF007 How nice to find you joining us! I enjoy your posts on the MK thread, where I tend to read but not post very often as OH never wants to part with anything, though he did sort out some tops he doesn't want any more and some of those went into a charity bag the other day I'm sorry you have the worry over your parents x

    simplelivingcottage
    One definite advantage to a non-fitted kitchen is that you can take it with you when you move! They do look nice. Do what will work for you. I have a couple of kitchen cupboards with no doors (long story) and have thought of trying to screen them with gingham curtains, but decided the curtains would get in the way too much when i'm trying to reach things on the shelves.

    pollyanna Before I forget, my soft and soothed cheeks would like to thank you for recommending that gel The face cream which seemed to be causing the problem went into the bin!

    I'm having my hair cut this afternoon; thank goodness, as I feel such a scruff atm. I always had greasy hair but now as I've grown older it's dry and flyaway and I don't really know how to deal with it. Conditioner helps, but I can't always bend over the bath for long enough to condition as well as wash. I have to be very careful what shampoo I use or I get dermatitis on my scalp. Ironically it's sebhorreic (sp) dermatitis, so I evidently have a greasy scalp and dry hair, which sounds mad (fits in just fine here then )
    Last edited by ivyleaf; 20-07-2017 at 6:18 PM. Reason: Typo
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 20th Jul 17, 10:52 AM
    • 2,825 Posts
    • 35,608 Thanks
    monnagran
    Welcome and commiserations to all the newcomers to this earnest and erudite thread. we don't start being rude to you until we have gathered enough ammunition so you will be OK for a bit.

    Good news Mar! I notice that you can now buy K*l* pills. Saves you having to eat the nasty green stuff. Doesn't that make you feel joyful?
    Trust you to have an incomprehensible hot water system. Hope someone can do something about it without too much disruption.

    Lyn, I bet Zebra will LOVE seeing the Gruffalo. I've never met a child yet who didn't adore that book.

    I've just had a call from the EA to say that the people who are interested in my house have received an offer on theirs so fingers crossed. I know there's many a slip twixt cup and lip but that's the most encouraging news so far.

    Just in case they want to have another look, I'd better go and do a bit more clearing up.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 20th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
    • 5,727 Posts
    • 87,072 Thanks
    fuddle
    May the prospective buyers be in an excitable bubble hoping that there's no more interest in their new perfect forever home. Good news for sure monna.

    Drat. I'm now blaming you for burning the stale teacakes that are toasting. No one will know if they're toasted... and no one will know if they're burnt in the bin!

    Hah, scraping time
    Last edited by fuddle; 20-07-2017 at 11:17 AM. Reason: monna's fault
    Success.
    It's not always what you see.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 20th Jul 17, 11:21 AM
    • 3,423 Posts
    • 39,296 Thanks
    camelot1001
    Ooh, I find you all at a new fence - very fancy!

    I'm stuck at School airport on the way home, the flight is delayed, I knew it was a mistake to fly with the orange and white airline.

    I could do with a slice of that elephant, I'm not paying 8 Euros for a sandwich.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
    • 10,750 Posts
    • 149,450 Thanks
    MrsLurcherwalker
    I've just worked out what's wrong with Mar's hot water system.....Nessie has taken a wrong turn somewhere and is not on holiday in the Adriatic as planned but is stuck in the pipes between the stove and the tank, no wonder the water isn't getting through!
    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!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 20th Jul 17, 11:44 AM
    • 13,899 Posts
    • 129,061 Thanks
    mardatha
    Well. Nessie can just nicely fill the space left by the elephant. AND I HOPE SHE CAN HEAR THIS!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 11:51 AM
    • 10,750 Posts
    • 149,450 Thanks
    MrsLurcherwalker
    You're a hard woman!!! and I hope you have a very big freezer!
    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!
    • simplelivingcottage
    • By simplelivingcottage 20th Jul 17, 12:10 PM
    • 35 Posts
    • 231 Thanks
    simplelivingcottage
    LOL at all the Nessie talk, that's the name I go by and I don't think any wants me in any pipes at any time ever! I'm a wee on the super chunky side. Though might explain the problem!
    • Petula
    • By Petula 20th Jul 17, 12:18 PM
    • 171 Posts
    • 821 Thanks
    Petula
    Thanks pollyanna, my trouble is that when I do read through and get ready to post, I can remember what was said (pretty much lol) but not by who(m?). Suppose I could put it down to age .

    Another big Peter Kay fan here, he only has to show up on screen and I start to giggle!

    MMF007 Totally understand about the aging parents, both of my parents are sadly gone, but OH's are both in their 80's and FiL is not well at all, home and can get around a bit but on oxygen 24/7 and MiL had a fall earlier in the week. Luckily we are close by, but still so many worries

    MrsLFroggies, love it but do we get a pin or something? Is there a special handshake?

    Fairly quiet morning here, gave the bathroom a slight scrub, hoovered the floor and did a freezer inventory, went out to have a coffee but it started raining so came in and popped in here! Will be doing sandwiches in a bit and OH is gathering (my hunter gatherer ) pizza for tea tonight so rest of the day is mine. Mine, mine, mine!!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 12:20 PM
    • 10,750 Posts
    • 149,450 Thanks
    MrsLurcherwalker
    I'll gribbit some thought!
    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!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 20th Jul 17, 1:11 PM
    • 13,899 Posts
    • 129,061 Thanks
    mardatha
    Are you in Nessieland SLC?
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 20th Jul 17, 2:42 PM
    • 2,825 Posts
    • 35,608 Thanks
    monnagran
    Ah, Petula, I see you are on our wavelength. I don't believe that we have a special handshake but if you meet one of us in the street we will expect you to do something peculiar with a trouser leg. Naturally I can't elaborate on this or anyone may pick it up and use it, and then you won't know whether you are greeting someone from this forum or a normal sane member of the public.
    Just a tip. Should you meet Hester wearing a PVC mac for goodness sake don't ask to see what she is wearing underneath. If you are of a nervous disposition you will need therapy after that.
    Also, should you be north of the border it is advisable to wear garlic around your neck. If you meet someone trying to entice you with an elephant sandwich the garlic may be substituted with a bunch of kale. The effect will be electrifying.

    I think that is about it for now. If you have any other questions about anyone on here don't hesitate to ask.
    Know secrets. Will tell.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,754Posts Today

7,964Users online

Martin's Twitter