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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 23rd Jan 12, 9:52 PM
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    No T Words mentioned at all - a fresh start
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    • 23rd Jan 12, 9:52 PM
    No T Words mentioned at all - a fresh start 23rd Jan 12 at 9:52 PM
    I'm very aware that the old "Not Mentioning the T word" thread has kind of come to a halt. Some of our regulars had sad news and difficult situations recently and I thought maybe it was time for a fresh start? I don't want to offend anyone so if you think I'm out of order just say and I'll ask one of the board mods to merge this with the old thread (which is here if anyone wants to view it)

    Anyway -

    I like to think we will all be gardening soon - it's a sign spring is around the corner. Maybe quite a bit round the corner but on the way nevertheless.
    My mum bought me a gardeners journal as part of my Christmas so I will be poring over that in a week or two. I suspect I planted quite a few things too late last year so I will follow the calendar in the journal and see how it goes.

    Not much to report from my end. I'm trying to empty all the cupboards of tins and packets and start afresh. Maybe I won't quite empty them but I do need to get right to the back of the tin stash to see what curious items I have lurking there.

    I ordered my cream charger so am awaiting that and I will be able to whip cream for Britain as soon as it arrives.
    I bought a spare box of Kirkland belgian chocolate biscuits just in case I needed an emergency gift at Christmas - I didn't and now they are calling me every day. I must find a place to hide them where I can't hear their cries!
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 15th Sep 16, 9:27 PM
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    Lainy good for mum . It is so important she can have the control as long as possible and I hope you gets back home . Love to you all .x
    Lyn That sounds like a very worthwhile trip out I can imagine the satisfaction you must feel - like a little squirrel hiding away the food for the winter ( except I don't think they have a need for grate polish
    Candlight . My late Autumn LL catalogue was here when I got home earlier . It's like a form of porn to me , I can sit for ages ogling the pages . Only two more sleeps !!! Have a lovely time tomorrow at the meal out .
    Hoglet I am sending hugs to you all . Hopefully all will be well . Still no excuse to be a rat bag though !
    Hi to Floss who is probably perfecting her new work wardrobe still you must feel so much happier .
    Finally one for Docky . Third and final attempt Anti Poli x
    I need to brush up on my Docky speak
    Good night or morning depending who you are . I am more than ready for bed after three hours sleep last night . I wish this humidity would go . We were on flood watch on Tuesday night but it did nothing for the heat .
    polly x
    • hoglet121
    • By hoglet121 15th Sep 16, 9:28 PM
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    Thank you Candlelight and Flora! xxxx

    And pollyanna xxx
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 15th Sep 16, 10:01 PM
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    Just popping in quick before hitting the stairs towards Bedfordshire.

    Am pleased with my hair, feels much lighter and cooler, just ready in time for the weather to turn colder
    Hope you are happy with your nails Candlelight.

    Ah Hoglet, am so pleased that the lump was picked up and removed so quickly, naughty puss cat though!

    Happy bread making lovely Lyn.

    Night all xxx
    • Floss
    • By Floss 15th Sep 16, 10:08 PM
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    Polly I was enjoying a bottle of DH's red wine!

    Whisky the tortie sends good wishes and the spare moth she brought inside tonight - she ate most of the first one!
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 16th Sep 16, 10:42 AM
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    Good morning, wet here, but nothing like some folks have had.

    We have done the SM shop for DGD and bought her a few treats, and a Marie Claire magazine. Himself was a little worried about Pilchard the ferel cat we feed with us being away, so we have bought a food dispenser, filled it with dry food and I think we will have to put it in his little house, otherwise the slugs will get to it. We can't ask DGD to feed him as well because she cuts it a bit fine in the morning as it is

    DD1s birthday today, she is 48. so taking presents to her shortly and then out for a carvery. To be honest I don't understand how we have a daughter of 48, when we are only 29 ourselves ( we just don't look in the mirror now)

    Lyn, I hope Ruthie is OK and having a good pregnancy and I am sure Zebra is keeping her on her toes.

    Lainey I hope Mum comes home soon where she will feel more comfortable and at ease.

    Polly take things steady and I hope you and your DD are not in too much pain.

    Floss good luck with the new job, I hope it is just what you want, sanity is far more important than money.

    Hoglet I hope Izzy recovers well and starts to behave himself

    Can I ask you all to behave yourselves whilst I am away, I am only going for a week. so please no surprises for when I come back.

    Much love to all my dear friends and stay safe

    Candlelightx
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 16th Sep 16, 12:27 PM
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    Hope you and Himself have a lovely holiday Candlelight, come home suitably rested and relaxed. Enjoy Norfolk x x
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 16th Sep 16, 1:22 PM
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    CANDLELIGHT have a lovely time away and RELAX!!! Ruthie is so happy and enjoying the pregnancy now she knows there is only one fixable problem with Grandson no 2, I had to ring her this morning for medical advice, In Tesco this morning and the phone rang, He Who Knows asking if I know where the little plactic tool was that we used to remove ticks from Docky, I ask you, after all this time??? he had found a tick in his thumb! I sent him to the GP, aware of the implications of Lymes disease, off he went and duly had it removed but I then realised I didn't know what to look for by way of symptoms so Dr.Ruthie said 'Look for a rash, it's likely to look like a TARGET, and straight to the GP if it happens, so now we know. He's home, minus beastie and only a small hole in his thumb to show for it, Doctor checked all the tick was present after removal because He Who Knows had thought to take a magnifying glass with him, what a clever boy!!!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

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    • scottishminnie
    • By scottishminnie 18th Sep 16, 3:20 AM
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    Hi all.

    Lainey - hope plans for mums return home continue to progress well. She sounds very clear on what she wants which is good (well I think it is)

    Hoglet- hope Izzy is making a good recovery.

    I do hope Candlelight got off on her holidays safely.

    Well we did make it to Yellowstone and we saw Old Faithful erupt. We also saw the most amazing amount of wildlife but I won't bore you all with it. Spectacular though Yellowstone was I thought the Grand Teton mountain range was even more stunning. So we're off further south now in search of more adventure!

    I am planning to pick up some cookery books focused on game. Hubby has a friend who often brings us venison however my recipes for it are very limited so I figure this is just the place to pick up some more recipes.

    Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
    NO FARMS = NO FOOD
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 18th Sep 16, 6:03 PM
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    Afternoon everyone,

    Gentle, quiet day in our house, just what was needed and much re-charging of batteries done. Have pottered around, bits of tidying here and there, changed bed, changed towels and when the sun came out briefly this afternoon sat in the garden to finish my book. Didn't even do a big Sunday lunch, choosing instead on three smaller meals. We have had bacon, mushrooms and toast for breakfast, mussels in leek & white wine broth for lunch and am planning on Gorgonzola stuffed figs in honey sauce for supper. All comfort food in my eyes and I am enjoying having a bit more time to cook after all the rushed meals lately.
    Darling Mum has a steady stream of visitors today, friends and family, so not going in myself as anticipating a hectic week when hopefully she will finally go home. You are so right SM it feels good to know that is what she wants more than anything.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, much love to all,
    Lainey x
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 18th Sep 16, 6:12 PM
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    Lainy Sounds like a good day and much needed . Candle is still being lit for mum and hopefully not long until she's home . Take care love x
    polly
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 21st Sep 16, 6:36 PM
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    Evening, hope you are all Ok, LAINEY are you any further towards mum making a decision on coming home or finding somewhere as a care placing? I hope the dizziness was just a blip, thinking of you all and hoping for as much time as is possible together for you. CANDLELIGHT I hope you and MR.C are having a really nice time away, the weather has been kind and I hope you both are finding it in yourselves to relax and just be, it's very restorative. We're off pm tomorrow to sit on Zebra on Friday as Ruthie is covering a colleagues morning surgery and I have a big pot of Bolognese sauce simmering on the hob to take with me as a special request from Zebra, will do them for a couple of days of suppers. We go to Nell for a couple of days after that for rugby on Saturday and a country show on Sunday, back here on Monday, my lovely brother is clearing post and watering gardens and hot houses every day for us while we're away. Definitely feeling autumnal here but still warm enough to not need more than a teeshirt to be outside in during the day however the evenings are cooling and I need a wrap as it gets later. Went on the bus to town this morning and got a few stocking presents which is good and He Who Knows has been fishing for the afternoon and had a lovely time, can't be bad can it? Lyn xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 21st Sep 16, 9:18 PM
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    Lainey Still hoping something can be sorted for Mum thinking of you all x
    Sounds as if you've got a few good days ahead Lyn - enjoy every moment .
    I've been hoping the weather is good for The Candlelights and they have had the chance to recharge their batteries a little .
    Hoping all is well with yourself Hoglet and of course Izzy .
    Looking forward to hearing SMs adventures when she comes home .
    Take care all posters and readers .
    polly x
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 22nd Sep 16, 8:16 AM
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    Not yet Lyn tbh, the plan is to get Mum into the respite hospice for a couple of weeks or however long it takes to get all the care in place. With the latest development of these black-out episodes it means that she will need more or less 24hour care in her home. She really doesn't like the thought of this but appreciates that without the worry for her family would be immense.
    Problem is the bungalow is really small but we could turn her dining room into a bedroom/sitting room for her carer and give them both a reasonable amount of privacy? It's all worry of course.

    Still, am trying my best to stay positive and find pleasure, however small, in every day. Today it will be because eldest SS is coming over to show us the pictures of his recent US trip so looking forward to that. Will do some baking this morning as, like his brother, he is hollow legged and loves home cooking
    Am also continuing with my winter prepping, tinned and packet goods are stock piled, coats, scarves and gloves are all being washed, as are blankets etc. Next thing is to get an oil delivery but am waiting for last pay packet before that. Then it will be check torches etc are in working order, candle supplies and lastly get an emergency bag ready for the car. I do love this time of year and the feeling of hunkering down ready for whatever the winter throws at us, last year it wasn't much but who knows.
    Enjoy your time away with your girlies Lyn, plenty of cuddles with Zebra child as well.
    The Candlelights certainly seem to have picked a good week weather wise here in the east, would have been lovely at the coast yesterday.
    Polly, hope you and yours are ok, am enjoying reading along with your thread and as always am amazed at the stoicism of OStylers.
    Hope Izzy is continuing to improve Hoglet and isn't being too naughty for her Mum!
    Another one who can't wait to hear more about SM travels

    Have a good day everyone,
    Lainey x
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 22nd Sep 16, 9:20 AM
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    Hi LAINEY, at least Mum is moving from the hospital wards which must, even if they are necessary and the care superb, be not the best place to be day in day out. I can only say that Ruthie says the Hospice where she did her 6 month placement was and is still the very best place she's ever been privileged to work in. They just could DO the job that medics need to do for their patients with no restriction and no limits, the CARE was there 100% and she said it was the happiest and most joyous atmosphere she's ever known. Yes, there is sadness when a patient who has become almost a friend ends lifes journey but to know they'd had the very best care and were comfortable, relaxed and content made the loosing of them as bearable for both staff and relatives as it can be. Mum might just be in for a very pleasant time, wait and see, it will I feel be much more user friendly for visitors and Mum will be properly looked after. Hugs and more hugs, Lyn xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 24th Sep 16, 3:33 PM
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    Good afternoon all, we have had a wonderful week. Himself has been really well and I feel rested. We walked round the gardens at Sandringham and he wasn't in any difficulty at all.

    The cottage we had was beautiful. The owners had taken such care in choosing the furnishings and everything you could wish for was there.

    We had some nice meals out and went to some of our favourite places, a good time was had by all.

    Now, what have you all been up to. I have only just had a glimpse and I see Lainey, Mum isn't sorted yet, I hope that is resolved soon. You must be living on your nerves at the moment

    Lyn, how are you, I hope all the family are well, and I expect you are well into your winter preps now?

    Polly how are you and your dd, is there any change or are things much the same.

    SM your holiday sounds amazing, are you home now.?

    Hoglet how are you and the cats, especially Izzy? Has he recovered from his op? Evidently Flora kept herself very much to herself whilst we were away. DGD says she slept behind our bedroom door most nights but did wander in to see her now and again. We gave her lots of cuddles when we arrived home. Poor little thing she looked absolutely lost, and she has spent a couple of hours asleep on one of the dining chairs, she doesn't normally do that. She has placed herself by my feet now, I expect things will be back to normal in a day or so.

    I have done 2 loads of washing since we came home, but no ironing yet, but there won't be a great deal anyway once I have sorted underwear and socks.

    Take care all and will probably be back tomorrow.
    Much love

    Candlelightx
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 25th Sep 16, 2:30 PM
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    Good to see the holiday was a success Candlelight . It was well worth the wait . DD is not at all well and most of the past week has been trying to prevent admission for rehydration - thank goodness for os homemade ! Doctor added another med on Friday but we need to get hold of Rheumo asap . Phones were ringing out on Friday and her nurses phone was also not answered - it's usually on the message service but was on normal . Will hit the phone in the morning but expect we'll need to go to see the rheumatology team . How she'll manage the long journey remains to be seen - she's been clutching a sick bowl for over a week .
    I phoned re the form and we have an extension on the return date . I wish she'd let me finish it as her appointee but she's adamant she will do it herself .
    Sending something being sorted vibes to Lainey and mum x
    Warm wishes to all . I will be back soon hopefully .
    polly x
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 25th Sep 16, 2:52 PM
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    Polly I am so sorry your DD is so poorly. What you wouldn't do to take the pain away from her?

    When our DD had a partial knee replacement, and then had to have a steel plate put in her thigh she was in excrutiating pain, and I would have done anything to take the pain away.

    I hope someone answers your call tomorrow, poor girl I expect all she wants is a "normal" life relatively pain free.

    Many hugs to you both and much love

    Candlelightx
    • hoglet121
    • By hoglet121 25th Sep 16, 7:26 PM
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    Hi everyone,

    Candlelight - I'm so pleased you've had a wonderful holiday. I was so hoping that would be the case.

    Polly - I'm so sorry to hear that, you and your DD are in my thoughts.

    Not too much to report form us. Izzy has been really good, it looks like the wound has healed well and the stitches are due to come out on Tuesday. I'm going to try and get the vet to take back the collar which DH let them sell him, as Iz hasn't needed it at all. And not only would I like the money back, it's another item of clutter I don't want hanging around the place. Still waiting to hear from the pet insurance people.

    We had a very quiet weekend - the rain has been constant and is forecast for the next week also. Another week of no bike riding! Our clocks went forward at the weekend so it would be so nice to get out in the lighter evenings. I did some kettlebells and body weight work on Saturday and every muscle in my body is still singing! Good to know I gave myself a good work out tho.

    Yesterday I had my craft club - where I'm sorry to report my craft was sewing up the massive hole in our duvet cover. It's my favourite one and I really didn't want to buy another. I also ate far too much - we always say it should be called food club not craft club at all.

    Other than that, not much to report. Ooooh although, complete pain in the bum colleague at work has resigned - such a good feeling!

    Much love to you all,

    Hoglet xx
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 26th Sep 16, 1:29 PM
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    Afternoon all, just back and with a poorly He Who Knows who has a Urinary tract infection poor lad and is feeling MOST unhappy and uncomfortable. Thank the lord for the amazing out Day Centre in the city where Nell lives who saw him early this morning and gave strong antibiotics. He's very tired from being up and down in the night and driving back here so I've sent him off for a rest. The antibiotics are good, I've had them once for the same thing and they worked really fast so I'm hopeful that he'll feel himself again soon.

    Lovely day on Friday with Zebra, nice weekend with Nell even though we lost the rugby and He Who Knows was poorly at the country show yesterday, it's still nice to be there with her and she and I blitzed the pruning in her garden in the afternoon yesterday and the shrubs and roses are now looking much better.

    Nice to be home with our things, washing is on and I'm going to raid the freezer for some supper and then have a quiet afternoon and an early night, Lyn xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 26th Sep 16, 4:25 PM
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    Lyn I am sorry He Who Knows isn't well. UTIs are so painful and make you feel really miserable don't they. Once the antibs kick in hopefully he will start to feel more like himself.

    I am pleased you enjoyed your few days away, just a pity it ended like this, it will be nice to sleep in your own bed tonight. Best wishes to HWK

    Much love

    Candlelightx
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