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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 17th Jun 17, 9:50 PM
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    nannywindow
    Hi all
    Yes I do post on the Daily thread, but I find this one moves a bit too quick for me as by the time I'm ready to post, another page has been written ! So if it's ok with you I'd like to post now and again. If I feel down, you lot cheer me up as you sound as bonkers as me .
    I fear I missed the offer of a custard cream and some cake but as a peace offering I have made a trifle and I have a box of Jelly babies to share, shh don't repeat it too loudly or Mar will be sending down the dogs of war ( or should that be an elephant ? giant hamster ? frozen lawyer ? ) to wrench the box out of my hands . Only joking Mardartha, honest.
    I should be going up the hill to Gwelly ( bed ) but I'm too hot, so I shall try and find a lollipop in the freezer and watch some catch up TV for an hour, maybe it will have cooled down by then.
    Goodnight to all and to all, a goodnight.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 17th Jun 17, 10:08 PM
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    No nannywidow mar and I will knock you over and our rush to get the jelly babies.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 17th Jun 17, 10:25 PM
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    Oooooooooohhh jelly babies!
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 18th Jun 17, 8:30 AM
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    Morning All - BBQ went very well yesterday. Good bunch of new members, the sun shone, the tide was in and very calm so the club was looking it's best! DS1 and DH cooked for about 80 in the end and a good day was had by all. We got home about 10pm shattered - don't know how Burtha manages to do it - total respect!!
    The weather is forecast to continue this week so I do hope you all manage to get to enjoy this flaming June!
    Checked my little greenhouse yesterday &the temp was nearly 90!!!! Mini cucumbers have gone berserk looks like I'll be feeding the neighbourhood again but it's good to share. Lots of soft fruit ripening so need to have a picking session. Weather is supposed to be hotter tomorrow & I've promised to take a friend shopping
    Have a good day all x
    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
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 18th Jun 17, 10:04 AM
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    Morning! Glad it went so well silvasava We had egg and chips in the end and very nice it was too as we hadn't had that for ages.

    Hester how lovely that DD1 is so fond of CHS

    nannywindow You post as rarely or as often as you want, we're happy that you're here

    Just back from church - I went to the early service, as my usual seat with the choir at 10.30 is in the full sun at this time of year, and I couldn't face it on such a hot day. Hopefully it will be a bit cooler next week!
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jun 17, 11:37 AM
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    Ears p r ick up - did someone mention Jelly Babies?

    Tried to type this before and it didn't like the 2nd word *snerk*
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 18th Jun 17, 11:49 AM
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    Knit Witch, it's hilarious isn't it?
    My "chin up, Titus out," mantra never fails to amuse me.
    You never know when the Forum Monitor's ruler is going to descend sharply across your knuckles over some innocuously meant word.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 18th Jun 17, 1:42 PM
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    What jelly babies? I don't see any jellybabies!
    *Innocent wee granny MadArthur*
    • burtha
    • By burtha 18th Jun 17, 10:48 PM
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    Well done on keeping going with the bbq , it's always not the day itself that get me it's the next day ... when I have to think what's next ...
    Cream teas , film afternoon,kids fun day,night at the dogs race night , plus a few craft markets ....The list goes on
    Hopefully soon we will have a new bunch of trustees (myself included ) then we can move on with the plans ...

    Need the weather to cool down a lot .... dh is doing one of his runs again , this time it's 190 miles , from St Bees all the way across .. over 3 days , raising money for the rnli and air ambulance , starts 5 30 am on wed
    Sure he will be fine , but always a bit on edge when he's doing stuff like this ..

    Dh has been at work today so been home alone ( well 2 teenage kids , passing through adult kids ) so had the old hard paddling pool out and washed all the dogs , great fun ..I even had the pup swimming before I started wash and lots of shakes ....
    Then did a major clean up of the kennels ... 3 hours worth , nice weather is great to pressure wash everything in site ... think the dogs were thinking "please leave me alone "

    Right time to have fun ,get steamy with an iron ... roll on the kids summer holidays
    • karcher
    • By karcher 18th Jun 17, 11:07 PM
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    Right time to have fun ,get steamy with an iron ... roll on the kids summer holidays
    Originally posted by burtha
    at this time of night

    General comment, not aimed at you burtha ...why do people waste spend so much time ironing?

    Often I read posts on OS Board about peoples ironing mountain they must tackle

    What exactly are they ironing? And more to the point, WHY?

    I iron absolutely nothing, nada, zilch.

    OK so work shirts might need ironing, but I never did (I don't own an iron so couldn't even if I was struck on the head and awoke with a desire to iron )..They were washed, then taken straight from the washer, given a good shake to get rid of creases then hung on a coat hanger to dry. Perfect

    So what is this thing with ironing..I honestly don't understand it..

    Life is too short to waste days of it on such a pointless (imho) exercise!
    • burtha
    • By burtha 18th Jun 17, 11:37 PM
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    Totally agree , I only iron about 2 per cent of our clothes , tonight it was kids shirts and my pharmacy tops ...
    Thankfully dh is ex army and irons all his work uniform ... perfect lines in everything lol
    • karcher
    • By karcher 19th Jun 17, 12:01 AM
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    Totally agree , I only iron about 2 per cent of our clothes , tonight it was kids shirts and my pharmacy tops ...
    Thankfully dh is ex army and irons all his work uniform ... perfect lines in everything lol
    Originally posted by burtha
    I knew you'd understand
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 19th Jun 17, 1:34 AM
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    I am APPALLED at you two. Totally APPALLED!

    Don't you just love slipping on a freshly ironed shirt? or getting into a bed made with beautifully ironed sheets?

    I don't even mind ironing. Well, perhaps not in this weather, but given a chilly, dismal afternoon and a good play on the radio or film on the telly there is nothing more pleasurable than dashing away with the smoothing iron. As the mountain of crumpled up washing turns into a neat pile of wondrously organised clothes my little house-wifely heart glows.
    But then I am a sad, sad woman.

    Boy, it's hot tonight.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 19th Jun 17, 2:11 AM
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    I understand monna I used to love ironing but since I have been on the cancer treatment it's like living life with the brakes full on. No way I would do any ironing now.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 19th Jun 17, 6:39 AM
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    Nursemaggie, you have every good reason not to iron. I hereby grant you an exemption.
    How are you coping in this hot weather? It must be difficult for you.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 19th Jun 17, 7:27 AM
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    Morning all - DH up early and made a cuppa he also does the ironing now but there's not much - some of his shirts and a couple of quilt covers now & again.
    Burtha - does your DH have a Just Giving page? If so would you pm me as both the charities are dear to us. DH does a run in Essex for their air ambulance and we have a number of RNLI crew who frequent our club.
    Why did I promise to take my friend shopping today??? I'll be like a grease slick! Might ring her to see if we can go earlier so we're home earlier & don't prolong the agony lol.
    Have a good day all.
    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
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 19th Jun 17, 7:30 AM
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    I quite like ironing - when the mood takes me. I do like ironed clothes but don't do much, probably more in the summer as the tops & trousers are usually cotton or cotton mix.

    I usually just fold the quilt cover but do like to have the pillowcases ironed. Each to their own!
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 19th Jun 17, 8:56 AM
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    I don't do much ironing in the winter - in Summer though, I wear linen trousers and they do usually need ironing. I do have two pairs from M & S which are "easy-iron". I have a pretty viscose top and a purple linen shirt, and can't get away without ironing those either so I don't wear them very often!

    I did once know someone who loved ironing so much that she even ironed her cleaning cloths.

    I realised last night that I'd actually got a sunburned face walking to church and back first thing in the morning! I'd put facial sunscreen on, but perhaps it's too old; I thought I'd bought it last year, but must have been the year before. I'll get some more today. At least we have some new after-sun lotion.

    Must have something to eat in a minute. I think it will be raspberries and "Greek-style" yoghurt. (The Mr. S. Local didn't have the genuine article.)
    We need to go food shopping and I just don't know what to get; OH isn't keen on the idea of having salad more than 2 days in a row....
    • Floss
    • By Floss 19th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    Last night we had chicken thighs baked with lemon, raisins & pine nuts with a Greek salad. The chicken marinaded in the fridge all afternoon before being baked for 45 minutes while we sat outside drinking sangria under the parasol . A friend called in on his way home from a bike ride at 4pm-ish, was invited to stay for supper & then overnight and was last seen eating his porridge as I left for work!
    • Emily Blunt
    • By Emily Blunt 19th Jun 17, 9:17 AM
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