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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Jul 17, 5:44 AM
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    O/S Sunday 9th July 2017
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    • 9th Jul 17, 5:44 AM
    O/S Sunday 9th July 2017 9th Jul 17 at 5:44 AM
    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.


    Morning everyone
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Jul 17, 5:48 AM
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    Morning chums wide awake again at silly o'clock,very humid and uncomfortable night ,and I am feeling like a wet dish towel at the moment ,also have a sore right eye and I think the beginnings of a cold coming on. Sun is up and burning of a light mist already .I am just going to make myself a pot of tea and then shower to cool down a little. Its Sunday morning so menu making for the week then a general pottering around I think with lots of tea in between .

    Hope every one has a good day what ever you are doing

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 9th Jul 17, 6:29 AM
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    Morning everyone

    JackieO - thanks for starting us off x The germs that are floating about at the moment seem to be lingering - I had an awful sore throat virus a few weeks back with which I nearly lost my voice, it eased off and I thought it'd gone - this week it's all come back and now I have an awful cough with it! Other people have had the same too.

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    DH and myself are up enjoying first cuppas of the day, boys still in their pits.

    Dinner was a naughty takeaway last night - menfolk had been outside all day assisting the workman and work is not quite finished but will be next week, further wood is required because in true woman style the workman gave me an further option to slightly adjust the design which I took but means a bit more work next weekend, looking really good though, I'm really pleased.

    Today DH and I have a few jobs to do - he's managed to arrange with a friend to come and collect our knackered sofa and old blind and take them to the recycling centre (aka the dump), then once that's done, we're going to an out of town shopping outlet 20 or so miles away as I desperately need new underwear and they have a m&s there, also a clarks and I have a voucher - hoping to only get stuff at a bargain price though. Tomorrow night after work we have to go to the next town to collect our new sofa and foot stool, but once all these jobs are done, it shouldn't be quite so busy!

    I have some damp washing to put out on the line, workman had to take the line down yesterday and it's been given a new position so the damp stuff will go back out this morning.

    Foodwise for today I cheated as I knew we were going to be busy, I bought some ready meals so at least the boys can do theirs when they're hungry and these particular ones they said are lovely as they had them when we were away earlier in the year. I will need at some point to organise the pack ups etc for tomorrow.

    DH went into work yesterday morning and they desperately needed a new worker as one of the others has left and they've been managing whilst they find a replacement, someone was interviewed yesterday and starts in 3-4 weeks, so looks like DH will continue filling in until our hols then new person will start either the week we get back from hols or the following week, this will take the pressure off somewhat.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 9th Jul 17, 6:51 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Jackie, hugs to those in need, waves to Lame Wolf.

    One set of curtains hung, there is a blurry pic on my blog, I'll leave them to hang for a while in case they drop and then I'll finish the hems, they also sag at the top as there aren't enough hoops to hang the curtain hooks to. We are replacing the bass bars at some point so they will do for now.

    I will try to get the next set done today but I have to check on DS's cats twice today so I won't have a lot of time.
    I put the immersion heater on at 6 so there should be enough hot water for a shower now.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 9th Jul 17, 7:09 AM
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    Morning all


    Sleepy from Sussex here but last day at work today then two days off I cant wait, yesterday was not a good day at work we had one of the weekend staff go off sick which left three of us there to try and do everything its so stressful at weekends


    Lovely dd and OH did the housework yesterday and dd got some shopping in so nothing much to do today, there is pizza chicken or fresh pasta in the fridge so plenty of choice for dinner.


    The back hedge needs cutting so I might ask OH to do that today, I don't want to disturb the birds though, I wonder if they have finished nesting, its full of birds in there !


    Right I had better get on have good days all xx
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 9th Jul 17, 7:28 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thank you for starting us off Jackie

    Yesterday I spent an hour or so at a school fete and bumped into someone who I hadn’t seen for nearly 10 years. We had worked together but she had moved to the USA because her husband was American. Sadly he passed away about 4 years ago and she has returned to the UK to live. Her children from her first marriage still live in the area. As I was going to go for a wander in the park she said that she would come with me. It was lovely to sit in the sunshine catching up, a thoroughly enjoyable time.

    Today will be much quieter. I don’t have much planned other than a bit of light housework and a couple of catch up phone calls, but I’m sure that I will manage to fill the day, I usually do, although sometimes I look back over the day and wonder what I had actually done .

    Anyhow, I had better go and get organised and get some more tea.

    I hope that you all have a good day whatever you are doing.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 9th Jul 17, 7:33 AM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 7:33 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Bit cooler and cloudy here today which will suit the dogs as my old girl especially was suffering in yesterday's heat. Didn't do much at all in the afternoon, lots of cricket watching and reading.
    We had Paella in the end which have to say was delicious, today it's Saltimbocca style chicken with new pots & salad.
    Not masses planned, DOH said he will cut the grass and I will probably do a bit of dead heading, my baskets look lovely especially the deep purple petunia one and the bees are loving it.
    Have a good day folks x
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 9th Jul 17, 7:39 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks JACKIE for kicking off. I slept much better last night but still feel half doped! I think it's thanks to the weather, which is quite draining.

    Good job I had no plans for yesterday as DS appeared to watch the rugby and ended up staying for both breakfast and lunch. Finally leaving mid afternoon to go shopping for some nice bits as he was making dinner for GF last night, as she had been working all day. Too late to start any jobs by then (my excuse anyway) so me and Mr TA went to sit outside in the sunshine and I carried on with my book. So all in all quite a lazy day and I didn't have my bus ride into town after all!

    I attacked my disgusting grey roots last night, so I no longer resemble a skunk, and am ready to face the hairdresser for my appointment on Wednesday morning!

    I fear today may be another lazy day. Another nice one is forecast so just a quick whizz round with the vac this morning and then may get a bit of garden pottering done after lunch, followed by feet up in the sunshine with my book methinks. Chicken fillets defrosting for lunch which I am doing au gratin style with a cheese sauce topping and a sprinkle of crumbs, grated cheese and leek. (Sort of copied from a restaurant meal I enjoyed recently) Will have with salad and baby roasties I think.

    Have a good day folks and (HUGS) for the poorlies, sad and worried who want one. Take care xx
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 9th Jul 17, 8:57 AM
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    Good morning all
    Thank you for thread Jackie.
    Went to see mother yesterday morning, not sure why as she hardly spoke to me.
    Don't really like shopping but needed a new toothbrush, checked prices online and went to Asda. Online £20 in store SEL £80, asked really helpful lady on self scan and she confirmed it should be £20. Then saw same toothbrush on end display £60. Makes shopping so much more difficult if you have no idea of price.
    Too hot to cook, so will have chicken and salad. Got some free strawberries and elmlea cream thanks to TCB so pudding sorted, freebies always seem to taste better

    Hope you all have a good day
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 9th Jul 17, 9:35 AM
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    Morning

    Jackie look after yourself missis sounds like you are coming down with something maybe you need a chill you are very full on busy all the time

    Another gorgeous day here today no real plans bar lunch with a friend and hopefully some time in the sun with a glass of wine in my hand No intention of doing any cleaning today ..its my day off

    Yesterday had a lovely wander round the local school fete and bought a cup cake to have with my dinner. Scrummy.

    Enjoy your sundays everyone
    • Gers
    • By Gers 9th Jul 17, 10:09 AM
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    Good morning.

    Well, in contrast to everyone else the rain is tipping down here again. High winds are battrering around the house and low white cloud is covering everything up.

    Last night I turned my light off at about 10.30 and apart from a foray to the loo about 4.40 slept all the way through until 20 minutes ago. After my loo visit I started to listen to the Saturday Live podcast as the main guest was Alexie Sayle. It was very interesting so I'll need to go back to it and start again as I fell asleep too quickly.

    No plans for today. After booking my Edinburgh trip yesterday one of my ex colleagues suggested we meet up there in September with another ex colleague. Wish she'd asked about an hour earlier! Anyway, booking changed and I can carry the loss of the 50p bus fare.

    Another old friend sent me a message this morning about going to a concert in Glasgow in November. She'll do all the bookings, mostly because she's a control freak, a very lovely one though.

    Unless the weather clears up there will be a lot of reading being done.

    Happy Sunday to all.
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 9th Jul 17, 10:32 AM
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    Morning, ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) another couple of late risers.

    We are off to the presidents day at OH's old bowls club, it is their 100th birthday, OH wrote their history for them, so he has been invited as a guest.

    As we have to be there for 1.30 and will have high tea, I decided to cook bacon, egg, tomato and fried bread for brekkie, which has gone down very well.

    We are very near having paid off removal expenses, we have always wanted to go to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, so yesterday I planned a trip down to Cornwall. After this years experience with the caravan holiday I have found a B & B near Looe. I managed to get the last double room for May next year. We will travel to Bristol and stay over night, then carry on down to Looe, we have 5 nights down there and then travel back via Bristol. dhttp://www.penvithbarns.co.uk this is the link to the B & B for those of you who are nosy!! It has a very high satisfaction score, and the breakfast is humongous!! It is time we had a decent holiday for a change. There are a couple of NT properties in the area which we will also visit and there is another 30 acre garden we may also go and see. A trip to Liskard to Trago Mills is also on the cards.Using a booking site we can cancel the booking without cost if we have to, fingers crossed please!!

    We have a short trip to Ripon book for this October. Just 3 days. Thats all we can afford with buying the shed.

    Its a sunny but cool morning, do not want it to get too hot.........OH does not tolerate heat well these days, neither do I.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Jul 17, 10:42 AM
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    Good Morning all, scorchio out there today! We woke up early and He Who Knows brought me a lovely cup of tea in bed so I had a lie in, bliss! We were up early so decided on a trip to the local boot fair and I got several goodies, a new lined oval laundry basket, a really pretty hurricane lamp with a cream metal stand that has flowers and leaves coming up the outside of the glass, an oval willow pattern meat platter, and for the grandsons a 'Madagascar' Album, a beautiful Lemur soft toy (Zebras favourite animals at the zoo) and for their stockings a Brittains big Reindeer and Polar Bear but by the time we left at 9.30 the temperature was up over 30 degrees and getting warmer by the minute. We diverted to the fishing lake that He Who Knows wants to visit tomorrow and had a lovely walk round it in the shade, no one fishing there today and he wanted to see which places had some shade at that time of day, It was so tranquil and pretty with shady willows and gorgeous pink water lilys blooming in the lily patches, now home having coffee as we were too early for the Garden Centre where we sometimes go on Sundays.

    Not much planned for today, all jobs were done yesterday including the ironing so an easy day ahead for a change. The most energetic happening will be picking the blackberries from the bushes at the top of the garden to have for pudding this evening.....it's a hard old life but someone's got to it!!!

    Have a nice day and stay cool everyone, xxx.
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 9th Jul 17, 11:33 AM
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    Morning everyone
    Well it's overcast today but it is so muggy, almost airless.
    I slept well last night, went to bed at 10pm and woke at 10am and only had one loo break about 5am, must have needed that !
    Dad coming today so we are having roast lamb etc. and the veg is already prepped.
    I have a load in the WM as I am trying to keep the chores down because we have a busy week and we are away again next Saturday, for the week.
    Right WM has finished so will hang it out.
    Hugs to all the poorlies and enjoy the rest of Sunday.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 9th Jul 17, 12:14 PM
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    Afternoon all, still quite hot here but a bit of a breeze so more comfortable. I was too hot in the night, gave up trying to go back to sleep at 4 and came down.
    Washing machine is on, nearly finished. I am cooking ribs tonight because I don't much feel like making Sunday dinners when it is hot.
    JackieO, take care of yourself, I know you love taking care of your family but you need to be cared for too xx
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 9th Jul 17, 3:32 PM
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    Afternoon all,

    just walked in. Needed to go to the shopping centre this morning and i had a meeting to go to this afternoon concerning my local area. A community support group was set up and had asked for ideas of how our local council could improve... i gave them a long list of issues and concerns. I was interviewed on camera... i hope they got my best side. I was introduced to the main council housing manager and a councillor who i need to email later who was particularly interested in the solutions i had to one of my issues.

    Hubby and i have had words over Prodigal. He says he is taking advantage and ive got to tell him to sling his hook or he will. I'm ashamed to admit to how much my shopping bill came to on Friday. A lot down to extra bits for Prodigal. If anyone has any ideas as to how to harden my heart they would be appreciated as i know the 'talking to' will come better from me than hubby. Talking about Prodigal, he's got a meeting with a mental health advisor tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

    Nothing planned for the rest of the day. Thats how i like it. Ive done enough already.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 9th Jul 17, 5:25 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone, thanks to JackieO for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.

    It's wet and grey here today and none too warm so apart from feeding the birds and bin emptying in I've not strayed. My balance really hasn't settled that well post-ear infection so apart from running the gauntlet of washing my hair and changing my bed I've not done much and slept for a couple of hours this afternoon which I feel the better for. Looking forward to a steak dinner tonight and a couple of glasses of wine before I start the new meds tomorrow and will need to avoid alcohol for the next month or so....

    Hope everyone has a good day x
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 9th Jul 17, 7:26 PM
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    As predicted my day has been quiet. I lay in bed much much longer than ever before (bar illness) before getting up to read my book, and then:

    I filled, turned on and emptied the dish washer.
    I gave the flowers fresh water.
    I admired the growth of my pea shoots.
    I browsed for information about Iceland - thinking about a wee visit.


    It's still cold, wet, miserable and dull here. Tomorrow it may be dry but cloudy.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 9th Jul 17, 7:34 PM
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    I'll come to Iceland with you Here, it's too hot here.

    I've just nipped to the local bar to use their internet, mine doesn't want to work here.

    Cycled 12 k today to the big beach then decided then it was too hot and busy so came back again!

    Take care. Xx
    • Floss
    • By Floss 9th Jul 17, 7:37 PM
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    As predicted my day has been quiet. I lay in bed much much longer than ever before (bar illness) before getting up to read my book, and then:

    I filled, turned on and emptied the dish washer.
    I gave the flowers fresh water.
    I admired the growth of my pea shoots.
    I browsed for information about Iceland - thinking about a wee visit.


    It's still cold, wet, miserable and dull here. Tomorrow it may be dry but cloudy.
    Originally posted by Gers
    Sometimes that is just what a Sunday is for...
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