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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 Jul 17, 2:25 AM
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    Français flamand plutôt, Frith - and broken wings young mum of 3 has just left, with all possessions. It's a bit past 3 bells here. Her OH has promised not to sleep with, stay with, be with a.n.other (who also has children.
    Met in a boîte de nuit depuis 3mois) etc.etc....

    I hope and pray for her.... for them all.
    #
    So, now wide awake@0324h.....
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    • house elf
    • By house elf 17th Jul 17, 5:35 AM
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    Morning All,

    Got a bit fixated on bidding on a handbag on EBay, so didn't get as much done as I hoped yesterday! Didn't win handbag either

    1. Lots of washing done and line dried.
    2. Took 3 bottles of wine back to Tesco, as it tasted fizzy. Got money back without an argument. That makes a pleasant change!
    3. Roast chicken dinner with rtc chicken, and wine which was not fizzy.
    4. Cleared overgrown flower bed of lemon balm and brambles. Can now reach more of the washing line!
    5. Pained nails in preparation for the Prom tonight, while watching Handmaids tale. Not cheery, but v. good. Nails have turned out well.... Getting better at using the Gel nail kit and led light.

    Have a great day! 6th form Prom tonight. Adoption of American traditions irritates me, huge waste of money on frocks, etc. Etc. However, the students love it!
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    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 17th Jul 17, 8:06 AM
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    Hello, I do believe the days are stretching out by the tiniest bit. It's been very , very windy here today but has stayed dry despite forecast for rain. Washing all dried outside. I do like to see washing blowing on the line.

    Had a very quiet weekend.
    Good chat with friend from home on Saturday night. She'd been on holiday / I'd been on holiday, much to catch up on.
    Nice chat with niece and brief chat with great niece.
    Then last night a catch up with OHs best friend , had a good blether for an hour whilst he sat in the sunshine and I was wrapped up against the cold!

    Work today was fine. Busy on a Monday.

    Bought 2 rather nice cardigans in not so smelly op shop ( they've removed the carpet and brightened it up!) one a dark green wool and the other a navy / grey stripy one.

    Home and saw my son, he'd been away climbing snowy mountains and I was in bed when he got in last night. He has his fathers sense of adventure...certainly not mine!

    Did a bit of gardening, mainly weeding. There's a spreading weed that has taken over one part of the back garden so I've been waging war against it last few weeks. It certainly looks better than it was.

    Chicken pie in the oven. With lots of veggies chucked in too.

    I made lots of mince pies yesterday ...may have taste tested a few. I ended up baking and freezing.

    Have renewed my lease here for another 6 months. See what life holds after that.

    Walked up to post office , posted a parcel to my great niece. Went to library and very optimistically borrowed 5 books. 4 non fiction and 1 fiction. I have not read a book since OH went into hospital.

    Got my elf on the shelf out of his little house! DD2 hasn't seen him yet, he freaks her out!

    I'd left son $20 incase he needed cash last week when we were away...he didn't! So a bonus $20 for this week.

    Going to make my bed now rather than going to bed at bedtime and realising it needs made!

    Have a good Monday
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 17th Jul 17, 8:49 AM
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    Good Morning
    If you're reading this at work, ha ha ha ha haha, these are the BoP events you are missing out on!

    5 Duvet time. That time to give not a care to those at work as you fifty winks!

    4 Marmite Soldeirs and dippy eggs. You just wanted that now, but are stuck at the desk instead!

    3 Time to do as you pleases. Later BoP will be testing his beach gear on ...

    2 Night normality strikes. The mill awaits tomorrow!

    Another day. Another dollar!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 17th Jul 17, 9:39 AM
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    I am indeed BOP
    as for mhags my last post disappeared. Strange. And so for the weekend
    1) lots of tennis
    2) the new doctor has been announced (not surprised at some of the comments on social media, including 'should we be calling her Nurse Who'? there were similar comments about female medical doctors in years gone by, and some still continuing from my PhD student's research :-( )
    3) had a skype with a new student Saturday. internet flaky so walked dogs into office then sat with 2 wet dogs sleeping at my feet. Quite a nice way to start a wet weekend
    4) dd1 arrived home friday hooray. she had a lovely 2 weeks in Holland, and is now sorting out her stuff. she's been away 7 years!
    5) finished 'a year living danishly' very good (not least as half inched from mum, very mse)
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 17th Jul 17, 9:48 AM
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    Stop monopolising thread, &.

    1. Meriva all packed. & brekkied. Thermoses recharged. Will pop back in for Merci/adieu after this. Will I stay here again? Belgium feels full of a lot of confusings. Will check out the Ensor House/Museum later.

    2. All beaches still present and correct, with good water in and out....but rainwater descended powerfully at some point n/k to &. Mlle Meriva is squeaky shiny clean.

    3. Don't play Generalisations of the low-sweepingest kind, &. Belgian women are all cow-sized and paced. Belgian women all smoke, preggers or no, are therefore wrong sort of stringy-veined baccy-toned scrawn. No Belgian women wash their hands after ykw. Belgians all breakfast on white bread overloaded with sugar+fat-sodden everything. Belgians universally use caddies, for propping up, bedding down (street sleepers+dwellers), filling with stuff, Atlantic Wall recreationals, testing derring-do of oncoming motorists, fashion statements+subtexts.
    & is your roving UN peacekeeping force. Might be failing that one.

    4. Well, the best Ostend Oxfam shop is now open again. Hurry along please &. Is that where 2 young on-duty police in shorts and on bikes are heading? No, just up a block to the sea, the sea.

    5. No real reason for these masquerading as further osps, but found young Mum's shoes and a hoodie top left behind earlier. Now handed in. She walked out over a week ago, leaving OH with infants. He is menuisier, with extra job in that boîte de nuit. Rises 4am, hard worker, she said. Both are. She is teacher's aide, has done nothing else ever. Suggested she could learn to drive, just to have knowledge of possibilities, sense of freedom and taking children to run, play freely. Next night, found her hard at work with huge new permis de conduire manual and yet she also said she doesn't read 'books', never has!
    Ah well.
    #
    Thankyou all for patient reading, if you did. Just felt/feel so troubled by her.
    No. &, you can't fix everyone/everything. Leave it.
    #
    All have a lovely lundi. That's an &order :-)
    Last edited by ampersand; 18-07-2017 at 8:34 AM.
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    'It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere' François-Marie AROUET


    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 17th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    Oh lawd & is in Belgium! Now please, don't mention Tin Tin and Hercule as the most famous ones! I'll get my coat.

    Oh, a new doctor! Not watched in ages, so my thought remains. Not watched their news since 21:33Z 1982-05-93. It was a Monday!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 17th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
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    Skint yet Again
    I hope this thread doesn't auto delete like some of the other longer ones have


    Monday pleasures

    1. quiet drive to work this morning and got a parking space near the front of the building

    2. morning went quickly

    3. called off for some food shopping on the way home and came in under budget

    4. saw DS for 10 minutes as he came in and went out again ! Decision made on which safety gate to buy and with a £10 money off voucher should only cost £6.99

    5. sorted / shredded my LAST box of stuff / paperwork
    Just waiting for someone to take away my old dining room table I have put it on gumtree for free and then 1 tip run should complete my puppy proofing !
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • Frith
    • By Frith 17th Jul 17, 7:57 PM
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    Ampersand - I went to Belgium in mid December so I remember 90% of the ladies wearing fur coats! And the driving was abysmal - in part because a driving test had not long been introduced.

    Neighbours have reached full stupidity. Shrieking, shouting. Youngest runs round happily making the noise that a treble recorder makes, when blown into without any attempt at notes. Thought they would stop when they went to school and saw how other children behaved. 3-4 years at school and no improvement so far. Still, nothing stolen from my house for a good while, though plant pots kicked over. Looked out of window and one had kicked his football over the fence (not my fence, the other neighbour). Watched while he kicked a child sized hole THROUGH THE FENCE, got through and collected his ball. It was one of those overlapping thin wooden fences, in panels. Can still hear them through double glazing, over the fan and over smaller son talking downstairs.

    Pleasures for today:

    1) A reasonable sleep.

    2) Hens fine.

    3) Courgette, chard and herb omelette for bigger son's lunch.

    4) Trip to Lidl.

    5) Bigger son has gone out with friends, bearing an inner tube so he can mend someone's bike.

    6) Various jobs done including ironing.

    7) About to watch Uni Challenge closely followed by DIY SOS.
    Last edited by Frith; 17-07-2017 at 8:00 PM.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • karcher
    • By karcher 17th Jul 17, 9:24 PM
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    Hey guys...I hope you don't mind me popping in just to say you might be wise to start a new 5 O/S Pleasures thread.... 'Part 3' maybe?.

    As you may be aware some longer O/S threads have vanished recently, so best to err on the side of safety imho

    Back to the Daily, Garden Fence, CFO threads I go
    • Frith
    • By Frith 17th Jul 17, 11:04 PM
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    Karcher - that would be awful. I often look back to see what I was doing years ago.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 18th Jul 17, 7:32 AM
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    Hello all - back from my hols Have tried to read along, but i have been away from t'internet for some long periods of time so may have missed stuff.

    I hope this thread doesn't auto delete like some of the other longer ones have
    Originally posted by Skint yet Again
    Hey guys...I hope you don't mind me popping in just to say you might be wise to start a new 5 O/S Pleasures thread.... 'Part 3' maybe?.
    Originally posted by karcher
    Same - maybe it is time to start a new one?


    3. Don't play Generalisations of the low-sweepingest kind, &. Belgian women are all cow-sized and paced. Belgian women all smoke, preggers or no, are therefore wrong sort of stringy-veined baccy-toned scrawn. No Belgian women wash their hands after ykw. Belgians all breakfast on white bread overloaded with sugar+fat-sodden everything. Belgians universally use caddies, for propping up, bedding down (street sleepers+dwellers), filling with stuff, Atlantic Wall recreationals, testing derring-do of oncoming motorists, fashion statements+subtexts.
    Originally posted by ampersand
    In similar vein "all" white South (and southern) African men aged between about 40 and 60 are big, bull-necked, arrogant so and so's who trophy hunt and treat black people like scum...


    He is menuisier,
    Originally posted by ampersand
    This took me back - I used to say this in French lessons after the question "what does your father do?" "il est menuisier"... (which he wasn't, technically - being a wood-machinist - but it was the closest i could get).

    So, pleasures.

    1. What a lovely, lovely time we have had. The weather has been stunning and the scenery breathtaking. We spent a very little time in South Africa and split the rest of our time between Zimbabwe and Botswana. Zimbabwe is in a bad way, economically. They are a (not-so) shining example of what austerity cuts can do - run down buildings, roads full of pot-holes - you get the picture. But
    2. The people are wonderful. it is extremely safe and there are few instances of violent crime, even for all the poverty. The greeting of "how are you?" everywhere is lovely. Their currency is, officially, the US dollar but there is little cash around and queues for banks (which can be for days) are rather heartbreaking. Botswana is a much richer country - but their roads are sand in parts so thank goodness for our 4x4 - but the people are equally lovely and it, also, is extremely safe. the biggest dangers are from wild animals, not humans.
    3. We camped for about half our time in one of these

    https://www.drivesouthafrica.co.za/4x4-hire/model/ford-ranger-4x4-groupcamper-sa-avis/

    A tent for us and one for DS. As you can't really going stomping across the bush to the loo in the middle of the night (because, lions and stuff), i am now master of the she-wee... (sorry, BOP, TMI). DS was tent erector and de-erector extraordinaire
    We said that if there's a next time, we will camp more.

    4. Wildlife - elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, all kinds of antelopes, warthogs, jackals, hyenas, buffalo, ostrich, wildebeest, zebra, vultures (stripping a giraffe carcass, gruesome and fascinating at the same time), eagles and smaller, beautiful birds. and some big cats - lions and, once, up close and personal with a cheetah. One day, our drive took us along the Chobe river and it was like an advert for Africa with the sheer volume of wildlife - over 100 giraffes and over 1000 zebras!!

    5. Our DS, who has been amazing. I am not sure I could have spent 3 weeks with just my parents when I was 18

    In other news
    6. Our DD is 21 today
    7. We landed back at 7.30 yesterday having flown back overnight. And we managed to keep going until 10 (as DD didn't get home till 9) and did 3 loads of washing and cleaned the kitchen.
    8. it is warm and sunny here too!
    9. Our garden seems to have survived our absence without too much harm.
    10. My dad is ok and has been keeping up with our adventures by being shown photos on Facebook.

    Hope you're all ok. I have a cake to bake..
    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
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 18th Jul 17, 8:23 AM
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    Happy birthday MissV.

    Tuesday Schmuesday evening , blooming freezing!

    Work....the longest, most drawn out 3 hours of each week ever! The pleasure is in the getting it done.

    Home. Made lentil soup and bolognese for tea.

    Then headed for a shower and nice clothes to meet a friend for lunch. This was the other 'wife' I'd met at palliative afternoon tea months ago. Her husband is in same ward as OH was. We had a lovely catch up and that 2 hours just flew by....unlike this mornings 3!
    Had a lovely pumpkin and feta quiche. Gave her a pile of coverless quiz books and colouring books repurposed from work to take up to the ward.

    Had a snooze in an effort to warm up.

    Nice chat with friend from Sydney. She's been in UK for a month so lovely to catch up .

    Heading out soon for bereavement counselling session.

    Have a good day
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 18th Jul 17, 12:06 PM
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    use new thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5681214
    Ok I'm diving in as I've noticed several of us have lost posts we thought had posted, and there now seems to be a serious risk of losing the whole thread. So thanks for the heads up
    Originally posted by DundeeDoll
    Karcher. (and i sympathise Frith - i too like to nip back)

    I've revisited the first thread of our part 2, posted 28th October 2009. It said:


    Part 2 went on considerably longer so many many more pleasures. And of course life stories shared, support given, tears of sorrow and joy shed. Part 2 I shall miss you, but here's to part 3.
    Originally posted by DundeeDoll
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • house elf
    • By house elf 18th Jul 17, 1:59 PM
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    Afternoon,

    Stayed home today as not well......food poisoning from the Prom last night?

    Yesterday

    1. Got big piece of work finished and emailed off by the end of the day.
    2. Prom. Students looked lovely and had a great time. Noticed one of the girls was wearing same frock as me, so had to slip out and put on work dress. Would be awful to arrive at the Prom dressed the same as your teacher!
    3. Beautiful sunset on the way home.
    4. Lit the log burner when I got home and sat with DH having a little chat.
    5. Nice sleep until I woke up

    Feeling hollow, but much better now. Rang work to let them know I will be back tomorrow, only to be told I have to be off 48 hours! This should be a pleasure, but I am too busy
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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 18th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    1. Well, what's all this? Hurrchrrs under the shade of a Deal plane tree in CS and gallery-pretending back-ish Street. Deadly lumbering dialogue to go with what seems to be death of Caroline Bone? & gave no such permissions in absentia, but Christine's sounding set for overdue onset dementia.

    2. Meandering, which always pleases &. May hang about a bit in pk's corner :-).

    3. Dover Emmäus. Trouvailles, inc. old YHA triangle, which & will attach as zip pull of Albion wallet, being a longstanding Life Member. Hush, Mlle Meriva, it WILL all fit in. & also donated £ for thermos refill. They were about to partake of scrummy-looking scampi and salad lunch.

    4. More swims. More waves. More sturdy refreshing breezes. More leg-stretch walking.

    5. Simple smell-of-oily-rag contentment and all choices and changes of mind are &'s, freely taken. That's an osp to prize.
    #
    This keeps jumping and clearing, so hope it stays.

    All best wishes on job appn Frith.
    Ditto for OH and your papa on health front, pk.
    Chap is a certain keeper, kk. Let love be in the air. It's better than anything else:-)
    vjm - thankyou for wonderful recounting. Also, well done that son, with splendidly happy birthday to your dd, which I'm sure her aged p's can't quite work out.

    Back later, peut-être....
    Last edited by ampersand; 18-07-2017 at 5:01 PM.
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    • By zippychick 19th Jul 17, 1:33 PM
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    Hi folks, closing this on request as we have a new shiny thread!!!! here
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