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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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    • Floss
    • By Floss 12th Oct 16, 12:16 PM
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    Mrs LW & Candlelight I am feeling very much the same - can't settle to anything, feeling rather grumpy and easily irritated...think I'm just overtired!

    Just foraged a few more crab apples and small bag of sloes to make jelly, now at the allotment enjoying the sunshine before I set to, picking rosemary for more jelly and tidying up.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Oct 16, 12:33 PM
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    I guess it's not just me being awkward then and realistically we can't live in 'ault' 100% of the time can we? He Who Knows has suggested a run out somewhere tomorrow which would be a nice diversion. I'm finding things political VERY wearisome at the moment and all this stupidity about people dressing up as clowns with weapons, anyone enlighten me as to just how this is supposed to be funny??? passes me completely and I cannot understand how anyone COULD think that sort of thing acceptable.

    I wish we could just get on with Brexit, I wish the opposition would help instead of continually pouring scorn and criticism on the existing government and I wish that Europe would grow up and stop bullying the UK because they want to stand on their own feet again. Oh my goodness I am in a bad mood today aren't I.....Sorry!!! xxx.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

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    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 12th Oct 16, 12:57 PM
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    Floss and Lyn let us hope it passes quickly, I have just read your posts to Himself, so he knows he is not alone with this feeling.

    We just put the news on, only to find it was PM question time and as you say that "wearisome man" was on. I am not a political person by any means, but I did vote to stay. We have to give the government time to work through this, it obviously can't be done overnight, and it would be good, although I suspect impossible, if the opposition could be helpful and as you say Lyn, not pour scorn and criticism on everything. My own opinion is Theresa May will make a fine PM. She clearly doesn't suffer fools gladly and I think she is a lady of integrity. This comes from someone who was brought up in a socialist household(my Dad was a toolmaker and worked in a factory all of his working life). and we have to give this government a chance. They have a mammoth task ahead of them.

    That's me off my soap box, sorry, as I say I don't know much about politics but we have to give them a chance.

    I promise I won't bring up the subject again

    Candlelightx
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 12th Oct 16, 4:40 PM
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    Afternoon everyone,

    Sorry to hear that folks are feeling antsy, you are right Lyn, there does seem to be so much negativity around at the moment and we are bombarded with it wherever we go. This business with the clowns is downright intimidating and it won't be long before there is a tragedy, already there is a backlash against the buffoons who are dressing up with lots of posturing & threats being made

    Thank you Candlelight, we did enjoy our little tea party yesterday and it was good that Mum could catch up with her friends and all the news. On the whole she isn't doing badly, at the moment she is in very little pain and her appetite has certainly improved, what she actually eats is very small but at least she enjoys it

    Anyways, better dash as there is a handsome horse waiting for his Mum to turn up with carrots and cuddles.

    Have a good evening all, much love xx
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Oct 16, 5:25 PM
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    Give that Mr Horse a big cuddle from his Aunty 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!
    • hoglet121
    • By hoglet121 12th Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to hear how you're all feeling - those nights drawign in doesn't help does it?

    We have SUNSHINE today! 2 1/2 weeks of rain almost every day and today it's sunny! Hooray!! Can't quite get out on the bike - I'd wanted to cycle in this morning but I tried it last night and I need a bit more motion in my knee. Perhaps by the weekend (when it will no doubt be raining again).

    Hope you're all feeling better soon,

    much love
    hoglet xx
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 12th Oct 16, 7:48 PM
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    Well I am so sorry to hear of glumness in one respect but relieved in another as I have been somewhat grouchy and lacklustre hence my being shushed on MSE.

    I have green tea in the cupboard so will dig it out again. I leave the bag in as I sup, does anyone else do that?

    Yes I have been crocheting now it's a gamble because handmade presents aren' t very well received within my family but I making bear scarves for the little ones. Simple but lovely. Well I think so anyway!

    School have introduced a new pen for DD. Her confidence has grown within days. As long as DD is happy I'm happy. Her full assessment is after half term.

    Edit: so sorry my post is sharp, cold and lacks warmth etc told you I was grouchy
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
    Only a fool trips on what is behind them.
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 12th Oct 16, 7:53 PM
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    Fuddle, don't worry, I think it is seasonal.

    Himself has cheered up a bit this afternoon, and is, as we speak, tucking in to a bag of crisps. NORMAL SERVICE HAS BEEN RESUMED thank goodness

    I hope you feel brighter tomorrow

    Candlelightx
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Oct 16, 9:00 PM
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    Is OK FUDS we're all feeling grouchy today, must be the weather pet, and we luvs you anyway !!!
    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 12th Oct 16, 9:08 PM
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    Hi again all .
    Lyn I hope you feel a little brighter now . Think of the good things you have to look forward to .
    Candlelight Glad your husband is feeling a bit more cheerful and enjoying his crisps .
    Sorry the shoulder is still a problem Hoglet and hope it mends soon .
    The tea party sounds just perfect Lainey , I hope you enjoyed your time with Billy E .
    Fuds glad to see your daughter is getting some proper help and I hope things continue to progress in a positive direction . Those scarves sound lovely . I love homemade gifts with time and love in each stitch . Look after yourself love you're doing just fine .
    I confess the clown thing has really annoyed me . I despair of the sheer ignorance and stupidity of people craving a moment of you tube "fame ". Someone will end up being hurt whether the perpetrator or the victim . Youngest daughter has a life long fear of clowns and if one was to come near us I'm afraid they will hit the floor with a bang and I'll take the punishment !
    I have been mulling over people feeling down today . I suppose the turn of the seasons has on impact on us . Living with fairly defined seasons our bodies and minds need to make a rapid adjustment . I personally love this time of year and see it as a time for hunkering down and lighting the candles . I love warm thick jumpers and comfort foods . I don't enjoy the impact on joints and muscles but this year I have found the high humidity harder to cope with .
    The fact that I have not been able to garden as much as I used to has meant that unlike Lyn I am no longer involved as much in grow , tend , harvest and store so I haven't had the sudden change from full on gardening to less activity .
    I look around the world and really whatever the problems I feel we are lucky compared to so many both in this country and around the world . So sorry for wittering on but I do as Pollyanna did count my blessings .
    Night all , hope tomorrow is good
    polly x
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 12th Oct 16, 9:30 PM
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    There is a full moon to look forward to this weekend, a time for healing. Hopefully all the little niggles and grouchinesses will be banished then!
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 13th Oct 16, 8:17 AM
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    I do hope so nargle. I fight feeling what I'm genetically predisposed to feel (narcissism, depression and martyrdom) everyday. Feeling like this just makes me feel like I could well be losing the battle. To the weekend then!
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
    Only a fool trips on what is behind them.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Oct 16, 8:25 AM
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    Thank you my lovelies, much better today and looking forward to a trip out somewhere when He Who Knows gets back from the Cookie walk this morning. The house can look after itself as far as housework is concerned, it will still be here tomorrow and I'm going to enjoy seeing some new scenery as we drive. Roll on the full moon this weekend, being a dotty old bat I'll get some flying practise !!!
    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!
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Oct 16, 9:08 AM
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    Glad to hear that you are feeling better today Lyn, enjoy your day and don't worry about the housework, if mine gets too bad I just enlist the help of the woodland animals
    You are so right re the moon and how it effects us etc NB, I never sleep as well at a full moon but feel so energised. Full moon at the weekend does mean that it will be moon dark at Samhain mind.

    Quick visit today as off to see DM shortly, have a lovely Thursday my friends x
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 13th Oct 16, 9:29 AM
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    Well you've inspired me to read up on the effects of a full moon. I'm very much guided by our natural world anyway so it interests me.

    Lyn the colours here are beautiful. Our leaves have turned and are lovely in reds and oranges. I hope your leaves are too and that your drive out make some positive imprints in your mind.

    I have just been poached by another charity shop! I have to say I am tempted because there is a real sense of community and chat in that one where as ours is ran by retail managers and somewhat pressured/red tape fuelled but I can't let them down. They have so much stock that they are selling children's wear at 3 items for a £1. They showed me their stock room. Wow. The community really rally round the shop. A rare gem that retail hasn't influenced. A community hub whereby donations go round and round. Somewhere where people who struggle financially can clothe and entertain their families for minimal outlay. Warmed me I have to say.

    Trying to beat my beast today and with that I shall get active. A clean, tidy, organised home equals a happy me. Now, where's me pinny!
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
    Only a fool trips on what is behind them.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 13th Oct 16, 10:18 AM
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    Good morning all 3rd attempt at posting , my last 2 went off into the ether and were never seen again .
    Lyn I hope your day out lifts your mood and gives you new joys in the day . I think everyone is really stressed with real life events at the moment but we can only control our little corner of the world to the best of our ability and trust in the universe .
    Candlelight I hope Himself is a bit cheerier now and you both enjoy today . He seems so much improved now and you must be so relieved after the nightmare times you went through . Make the most of it .
    Lainey Hope today goes well for you and mum today . It is lovely how loved and cared for she is and how much it has helped keep her spirits up .Floss I would love your recipe for that rosemary jelly . No pressure I know you are a busy lady .
    Hoglet Sorry for confusing your knee with my shoulder ! can you tell it's still bothering me ? Hope you get back on the bike as soon as possible it must be so frustrating .
    Nargle born under the sign of cancer I am ruled by the moon and have always loved it . I'll be like the hare out in the garden gazing up at the full moon .
    Hi to SM I hope things aren't too full on work wise at the moment . It makes me grateful to all the farming families like yours to follow the hard work you all put in through the seasons . As you say in your signature " no farms , no food "
    Take care all and thanks to all who post and follow
    polly x
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 13th Oct 16, 10:38 AM
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    And now a seperate one for Fuds .
    I really wish you could manage to see how very far you've come over the years and how much many of us care for the lovely woman you've become .
    You have made your little family the very core of your being and faced challenges which would have flattened most people . Having that knowledge of your genetic history is a powerful tool it will keep helping you to challenge those demons in the knowledge life doesn't have to follow a pattern from the past . You will add to feelings of security over time although after past events I can understand why you feel the wobbles every now and then .
    I know it's been said a number of times bur you have been seriously ill over a long period and as one who has had both pleurisy and pneumonia in the past I remember how long it took for the situation to return to normal . It leaves you low , depressed and frustrated but you will get better and move back into full on homemaker mode . Trust me I know .
    I for one am proud of how far you've come over the years while you've had to deal with so much worry and stress . I even saw you give a mature response to a poster on another thread - personally I don't even bother , heads and brick walls come to mind on that one !
    Anyway I would say that charity shop has your name written all over it . It sounds like a charity should be - if you decide to go for it I'll be sending good vibes your way . In fact I'll include you in my nightly lavender candle .
    Look after you and yours
    Much love polly x
    • candlelight 2013
    • By candlelight 2013 13th Oct 16, 10:44 AM
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    Polly what a lovely post for Fuddle, I echo everything you say

    Much love

    Candlelightx
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 13th Oct 16, 2:15 PM
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    Crumbs. Thank you for your lovely gee up. I don't actually know how to respond polly. I know you've read for years and will no doubt have seen some immature posting from me too so it means a great deal to know that good people see the good side to me and that I am just a little lass who is trying to make good of rubbish situations with positivity.

    Stamping out my wobble while typing and reaching for my crisp sandwich.

    That leads me to tea - burgers aquired free from the lidl surprises promotion. Yummy in a bun with little effort
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
    Only a fool trips on what is behind them.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 13th Oct 16, 3:00 PM
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    HI again Fuds . I've said before I've always been interested in your posts if that makes sense . You really wanted to change things but kept getting side tracked on the journey . As a mum of four of two different generations I have seen the pressures there were to have the so called perfect life if you threw enough money at it , and as you know thereby lies madness !
    I was very blessed to grow up at a time when social media was not in existence and everyone was pretty much in the same boat and did what they could from payday to payday ( weekly back then )
    Many times I have blessed being born to parents who loved us and did what they could with what was available .
    Not everyone has that good fortune , I know Lyn had her struggles in the early days but here she is urging the osers onward .
    You are very much in the zone now and I'm sure most of the time you feel content and settled .
    I do feel proud of you , you've learned the lessons of life the hard way .
    Regarding the charity shop I would really have a think about moving to the community one . I have stopped supporting a number of charities over the past few years due to the corporate structure and high salaries . It probably cost them more than my monthly direct debits to inundate me with paper and then phone requests to increase my monthly payments . Add in the stickers and calender freebies sent as freebies over the year and I voted with my feet after many years . I believe as much as possible donations from all sources should be used for the right purpose and I now favour the community approach above the big guns . It sounds to me as though it would fit your ethics and sounds much more laid back and could lead to friends with a similar outlook to yourself .
    Well done on the freebie burgers , I'll shut up now , as you were all .
    polly x
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