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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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  • Penelope Penguin
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    • 28th Oct 09, 9:33 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 9:33 AM
    The previous thread is here, thank you thriftlady

    My 5:

    1. Labelling my stock of HG produce recently made into jam

    2. Doing an inventory of my freezer and finging I've got a menu plan for 3 weeks

    3. Knitting a headband for DD for a fraction of the ASOS price, and looking forward to crocheting a flower to go onto it

    4. A surprise October egg from my chooks

    5. Having been following the Old Style Flylady thread assidiously for nearly 7 months, finding I have very little housework today

    Penny. x
    Last edited by Penelope Penguin; 28-10-2009 at 9:36 AM.
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  • HariboJunkie
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    • 28th Oct 09, 9:36 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 9:36 AM
    Oooh a lovely new thread.

    Mine for yesterday....

    1. Having a fun afternoon trawling charity shops with my girls and getting enough stuff to make halloween costumes for the 3 of us for under 5. Inexpensive AND eco friendly.

    2. Coffee in the garden with my hens when the rain finally stopped.

    3. HM Rice pud and everyone going back for seconds.

    4. Watching the dog chase a ball along a leafy lane.

    5. Getting 2 magazine subscriptions for Christmas presents worth a total of 90 for nothing with my Clubcard vouchers.
    I've tried gardening, yoga, meditation and medication and I still want to scream.

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  • billy858
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    • 28th Oct 09, 10:00 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 10:00 AM
    Am posting now to try and cheer myself up. DD1 has been particularly horrible and I'm getting very upset about it.
    1. Walk in the leaves with DD2 and seeing 4 squirrels.
    2. Swimming with DD2. (I managed 1 mile)
    3. Washing drying on the line.
    4. 2 galsses of wine!!!!
    5. DH vaccuuming the whole house. I threatened to take photographic evidence. (This only happened because his mum came to visit - note that was not one of my pleasures!)
    Hoping to feel a bit more chipper later.
    Love to all. X
  • Sassers
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    • 28th Oct 09, 10:49 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 10:49 AM
    Whoop whoop shiny new thread - morning all
    After deciding that the new job is pants (only a six month contract but have decided to get out now) I've cheered myself up this morning by applying for several new jobs that are quite exciting..
    .. Gives me hope as the last few days have been blooming awful.
    Also have to report that the first of the bank charges cheques plopped through the door this morning. Absolutely and totally unexpected MBNA to the tune of 715!!!!! All going towards my PAD's....
    so
    1. apply for new jobs
    2. bank cheque
    3. got reduced cooked whole chicken (49p good old Mr Morrissons last night) for chook, chips, peas and gravy tea tonight
    4. A smooch with OH this morning before leaving for work - plus having a wild dance together round the living room when we saw the cheque
    5. Booking time off work to go and see my mum and dad in two weekends time....

    Have a lovely day everyone - don't let the !!!!!!s take your joy away
    Love Sassers xx
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    Debt/Mortgage at start: 92,598 (27/09/2010) I will be debt and mortgage free soon!
  • slm6002
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    • 28th Oct 09, 11:02 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 11:02 AM
    well this is my first time of thinking about OS pleasures so here goes

    1. two loads of washing are drying on the line

    2. trip to park in a while with both little ones

    3. bread baking at the moment ready for lunch

    4. doing meal plan for next 2 weeks and realising i will only need milk and fruit

    5. finishing knitting another pair of slippers ready for christmas

    well that wasnt too difficult x
    Me,OH, DD 9, DS 7, DD 4
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 28th Oct 09, 11:36 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 11:36 AM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 11:36 AM
    1) Watching the Incredibles with my neighbours little boy last night and him asking me exactly what my favourite part was . No Laura, which part exactly, you can't like it all

    2) Bringing veda in for brekkie today and Veg curry and HM bread for lunch

    3) Counting my lost pennies collection I started in September - there's over 3 in it ! This only includes money i find outside my house, doesn't include handbag finds etc

    4) Looking forward to cutting out my pumpkin tonight with next door neighbour and her little boy

    5) Looking forward to cooking and eating pumpkin for the first time ever. Each year my neighbour has made made me a pumpkin but has dumped the pumpkin each year! I can almost taste it now

    6) Writing a shopping list and knowing how much things cost and what I need to keep myself ticking over food wise

    7) Putting a chicken on my shopping list, and planning treating myself to a chicken dinner on sunday
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  • HariboJunkie
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    • 28th Oct 09, 12:01 PM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 12:01 PM
    2) Bringing veda in for brekkie today and
    Originally posted by zippychick

    I miss Veda. Not as much as my family but it's close.

    I'm surprised you don't have playing scrabble on your pleasures.
    I've tried gardening, yoga, meditation and medication and I still want to scream.

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  • Knitty78
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    • 28th Oct 09, 12:05 PM
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    • 28th Oct 09, 12:05 PM
    1) know that in spite of going to the cinema this evening I have planned a meal I can knock up quickly using leftovers and storecupboard bits so we don't need to eat out

    2) Preparing ahead and taking my own snacks rather than buying overpriced ones

    3) Reading that if I stick to the flylady I can get to a stage where my house won't need much housework

    4) Feeling smug that I have planned my meals for this week and I'm actually sticking to it.

    5) Feeling even more smug that I'm already starting to think what we might have next week.

    My first attempt, not too bad I suppose.
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  • funkymonkey849
    1. Leftover risotto for packed lunch - delicious and didn't have to make any sandwiches this morning before I left for work

    2. Eating homemade chocolate fairy cakes from a polka dot cake tin

    3. Only 8 more squares left to do on my scrap yarn crochet blanket. Can't wait to finish it

    4. Making my first dress from scratch, sewing up the bodice tonight

    5. Its 'mystery' night on the mealplan board, which basically means I was to uninventive to think of anything else last week! Have a load of delicious veg in the fridge which was all on yellow sticker, so I think it will be a nice challenge to make something for tea tonight
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 28th Oct 09, 12:16 PM
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    I miss Veda. Not as much as my family but it's close.

    I'm surprised you don't have playing scrabble on your pleasures.
    Originally posted by HariboJunkie
    if you ever need some sent over just give me a shout! I'll send you some tayto too. When i worked in greece, people used to send me multi packs of tayto, heaven! (although you can buy boxes online now he he)

    Ah ha, forgot about scrabble, although i'm not so sure how OS playing scrabble on a computer is. Plus, i'm too wick at it ! I need to start winning!
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  • Louba
    Yay - new thread!

    1 - salvaged alot of wasted food from a lunch meeting in the office yesterday so had lots of nice veg to add to the dinner last night and.....
    2 - a lovely salad for my lunch today
    3 - 4 out of the 24 things listed on Amaz*n the other night have sold - not for lots but every little helps
    4 - I called tesco yesterday to change the address on my CLubcard - its two houses ago and I don't think the post office can cope with redirting mail that has already been redirected! The lovely lady is going to recredit any points which were converted into vouchers since April
    5 - Stopped my overpayment to my mortage so I can add it to the deposit fund instead and also arranged to have a consent to let put in place for my flat, feeling quite virtuous!

    Lx
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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 28th Oct 09, 12:40 PM
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    What on earth is veda? I'm guessing it's Northern Irish? Tayto too?
  • Penelope Penguin
    Tayto too?
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    This is a tayto :rolleyes:

    Life is too short to clean behind the fridge
  • hotcookie101
    Wow, talk of tayto and veda making me homesick! (although much of childhood was in dublin-I spent my preteen, and teenage years in belfast-all my growing up, my poor parents I must have put them through hell ) I miss tayto I know you can get it delivered, but (please forgive me NI people ) I prefer the ones from the south, and they won't deliver to UK Maybe I will just have to settle for tayto castle ones
    Pleasures today:
    1)Sheets out on the line, although I'm not sure how dry they will get in this dark weather
    2)have red cabbage cooking away in SC (giving it another chance to see if it behaves-not generally a fan of slow cookered stuff)
    3)made old fashioned mince and tatties to have for dinner tomorrow night (will be working latish and will have to go back quickly before bed, so not having to actually cook when I get in is a godsend OH can reheat and cook some veg so dinner on the table when I get in)
    4)OH out tonight so going to make the most of a night to myself and catch up with some reading
    5) going to take a trip into town shortly to have a wee browse through the shops, may buy stuff may not

    BTW-zippychick- "wick" you have just managed to regress me 15 years and I am back in belfast, feel wick, i'm gonna boke, bout ye- I love norn iron expressions
    Last edited by hotcookie101; 28-10-2009 at 1:32 PM.
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 28th Oct 09, 1:52 PM
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    What on earth is veda? I'm guessing it's Northern Irish? Tayto too?
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    Good questions!

    Veda is a malt bread. Delicious toasted, fresh, with melted cheese, soft boiled eggs. Absolutely gorgeous! Northern irish bread. I don't know that there is an equivalent elsewhere!


    Apparently it's a scottish invention? can't find one story, all ocnflicting. No fruit or alcohol, just yummy breadness - story here

    tayto are legendary crisps. There is a tayto factory over here (I've always wanted to visit!) - Linky , or buy tayto online . They make a crisp sandwich and beat walkers cheese and onion hands down any day!
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  • jc2703
    You're all nuts...however i have to admit being converted to Tayto...my hubby swears by maltesers and cheese & onion tayto (yes...together!) and in Asda the other day he was drooling at Veda and bought some and was chuffed that it had a whoopsie sticker on..bless him!

    I on the other hand have converted him to my hometown dish of 'Parmo's' :-D

    J x
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  • cherrycake
    A nice simple day
    Pleasures so far today:

    1. buying body warmer and boots from church charity shop - bargains!

    2. collecting sticks for starter wood from woods opposite house with DD.

    3. home -made lemon drizzle cake and cup of tea when got home from work ( 2 slices )

    4. DD giving me a present - a beautiful orange and pink leaf

    5. looking forward to dinner out with parents tonight so no cooking/ loading dishwasher this evening x
    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 28th Oct 09, 1:55 PM
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    Wow, talk of tayto and veda making me homesick! (although much of childhood was in dublin-I spent my preteen, and teenage years in belfast-all my growing up, my poor parents I must have put them through hell ) I miss tayto I know you can get it delivered, but (please forgive me NI people ) I prefer the ones from the south, and they won't deliver to UK Maybe I will just have to settle for tayto castle ones
    Pleasures today:
    1)Sheets out on the line, although I'm not sure how dry they will get in this dark weather
    2)have red cabbage cooking away in SC (giving it another chance to see if it behaves-not generally a fan of slow cookered stuff)
    3)made old fashioned mince and tatties to have for dinner tomorrow night (will be working latish and will have to go back quickly before bed, so not having to actually cook when I get in is a godsend OH can reheat and cook some veg so dinner on the table when I get in)
    4)OH out tonight so going to make the most of a night to myself and catch up with some reading
    5) going to take a trip into town shortly to have a wee browse through the shops, may buy stuff may not

    BTW-zippychick- "wick" you have just managed to regress me 15 years and I am back in belfast, feel wick, i'm gonna boke, bout ye- I love norn iron expressions
    Originally posted by hotcookie101
    Ah bless! The southern ones are great and they do taste different. I totally agree. Every time i go down south i bring some back up! Silly .

    Oh i try not to use colloquialisms he he! Didn't possibly realise wick was one! I said "head melter" to someone english the other day and they didn't know what that meant! :confused:

    What are parmos? I got two loaves of veda reduced for 25p each with days left on the date. Couldn't not buy it!
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  • Penelope Penguin
    tayto are legendary crisps. There is a tayto factory over here (I've always wanted to visit!) - Linky , or buy tayto online . They make a crisp sandwich and beat walkers cheese and onion hands down any day!
    Originally posted by zippychick
    So I was close, then
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