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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 12th Jul 17, 6:12 AM
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    O/S Daily Wednesday 12 July 2017
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    • 12th Jul 17, 6:12 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 12 July 2017 12th Jul 17 at 6:12 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 12 July 2017



    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

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Dull, dreich, dreary, dark - blustery wind too, wet underfoot although not raining at the moment. Forecast is for sunshine from this morning - we'll see.

    Dinner last night was fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg, I had smoked haddock, small jacket potato, and a mixture of courgette, aubergine, peppers, onion, broc pan cooked with squidge tom puree, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, balsamic to make a bit of a sauce - absolutely delish and great whilst trying to lose weight. Dinner tonight is chicken in hunters sauce, potatoes and veg.

    Work yesterday was busy in parts but it started raining loads in the afternoon so then went very quiet. We'll see what today brings.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x

    DH up and gone to work stupid stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit.
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 12th Jul 17, 6:29 AM
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    Morning all
    Thanks for the thread nmlc, welcome back LW, so nice to see you I hope Mr LW is ok, Hugs to Judi and anyone else in need.
    Off to work in a sec, via DS's to feed the cats.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Jul 17, 7:14 AM
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    Good morning and thank you for starting us off nmlc.

    Judi, am hoping for good news for you. Welcome back Lame Wolf.

    I am off to work in a minute, went to bed at last night and slept until 4,45 so I think that is going to be my new pattern, family rather surprised to see me disappear halfway through the evening but it is either that or give up and retire and that won't go down well.

    It is dull but not actually raining (yet) and I had better get my ancient bum in gear.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • redruby
    • By redruby 12th Jul 17, 7:17 AM
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    Morning all


    We had rain all day yesterday but the garden is pleased with it, I got the all clear at the dentist which is good.


    Back to work for me today, the sun has come back out although its very breezy.


    Pork chops for dinner tonight and some new potatoes which I might roast and some veg.


    Our DW seems to have gone wrong it leaked all over the floor yesterday, OH thought he had fixed it by flushing out the pipes to the outside (the amount of gunk that came out was unbelievable !!) but it was still leaking when we tried it out again, We think its the seals that have gone, so it might be hand washing up for a while until we get the new kitchen fitted.


    LW nice to see you posting x


    Have good days all xx
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 12th Jul 17, 7:29 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thank you for starting us off nmlc

    Yesterday it rained on and off all day but was still quite muggy. This morning it looks like there has been a lot of overnight rain but it does seem to have cleared the air, it feels much fresher this morning. The gardens needed the rain though.

    I have to go to the hospital this morning to return the heart recorder after the seven day recording. I am hoping that they will tell me today when the date will have been assessed and I will see the consultant again for the results.

    I will get the bus back into town from the hospital and have a quick wander around. I have broken my favourite mug. It is a bone china one and held 500ml, so made a wonderful large mug of tea. I liked it because it was so light compared to the sturdier chunky mugs that I have had in the past. I bought this one from Debenhams but unfortunately they don’t make them anymore, it was about 4 years ago that I bought it though.

    I had better go and get organised so that I get out on time.

    I hope that you all have a good day whatever you are doing.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 12th Jul 17, 7:50 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC. Nice sunny start here which is most welcome after a day of drizzle yesterday. I actually had a good night's sleep last night with just one pit stop for the loo. Wish every night was like that!

    We had a nice day out yesterday, bus to Otley as planned. St Gemma's didn't let me down and I got a couple of good quality items for 99p each. Sadly two books also leaped into my hands despite my good intentions of trying to get my stockpile down. Backtracked to Ilkley for lunch which was very nice as always.

    Good to see LAMEWOLF back with us - we've all been worried about you. Hope all goes well with DH. Similarly with the new baby JUDI - she is in the best place and I hope it's nothing to worry about. LONEWHITEWOLF hugs to you too.

    Busy-ish day ahead. I have hairdresser at 10.00 and Mr TA is going for a haircut at the same time. Then detour to the surgery to sort out his prescription (grrr!). Next the weekly shop, brought forward from tomorrow as it's the Leeds trip for Mr TA's Oncology appt and that takes up the whole day.

    Just as I come up for air we have the two youngest DGDs to juggle between dancing and Rainbows after school. Then bring back for tea and sleepover. Now DB (the sausage connoisseur) has tracked down a new supplier for us, sausage are back on the menu so that's what they have requested for tea! With mash and gravy obviously!

    Have a good day folks and (HUGS) to all else in need or want of them. Take care xx
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 12th Jul 17, 8:20 AM
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    Morning all.

    Broadband seems back to 'normal', normal being a miserly 1.9mbps but it worked. Fingers crossed it stays fixed. My tablet has 17 app updates waiting but I'll be ignoring them until I'm back in Glasgow tomorrow afternoon.

    Bright and sunny here, it's such a shame I don't have enough washing for a load. I'm hoping the grass dries enough so I can cut it later this afternoon.

    This morning I'm off the next village briefly and the going to collect a 'reward'. I donated to the local museum's funding raising appeal and now have this reward - seems to me that money could have been saved by not offering rewards. I feel as if I've bought this reward (a print of a local scene) which I wouldn't normally have done.

    I'm still eating up chicken thighs and salad. My crumbly chocolate cake is pudding, fresh berries and cream over portions of it.

    Time to hit the shower, I hope everyone enjoys a happy Wednesday.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 12th Jul 17, 8:21 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    We have had steady rain since yesterday afternoon and everything looks much better for it, it's meant to clear up later but the washing in the machine will need to go on the airier for the time being.
    Have a few chores this morning, dog food, fresh veg etc, my big girl seems quite a bit better today so fingers crossed it was just a trapped nerve etc.
    Hugs to Judi and anyone else that needs one, have a good day folks x
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 12th Jul 17, 8:28 AM
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    Morning all,

    Once again Jackie, a lovely story yesterday. Very idyllic but I too like the busyness of a city.

    Step-dads birthday yesterday. He's decided to take up running so I bought him some running clothes at lunch and went to visit after work which he seemed to appreciate. All the immediate family were there (apart from my brother, sis-in-law and new baby, they're still in hospital) and we had pizza followed by birthday cake.

    In bed for 10, sleeping by half past.

    Football tonight which I'm looking forward to. Nothing but blue skies in Glasgow this morning so I hope that lasts into the evening. There I've probably just jinxed it!

    LW - Glad to have you back and hope OH gets the cough cleared up.
    Gers - Who is your broadband with? I'm having trouble in my flat with Origin, shocking speeds and no fibre available.
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 12th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
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    Morning

    Judi sending hugs

    Karcher where are you lovely you are missed

    Gorgeous day again today glad to see the sun back

    Hoping to finally get rid of Dads car today. Friend of a friend is coming to pick it up and sell it from his garage space. Could probably have got a couple of hundred more if I had done it myself but I just did not have the heart to do it. Slight fly in the ointment is the battery which is completely flat now ...he is bringing a portable battery charger so keeping my fingers crossed that that will work. Truth is I just want rid of it now.

    So before all of that this morning its the infamous Morrisons trip which of course I am very much looking forward too.........

    Hope you all have a lovely day
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 12th Jul 17, 8:55 AM
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    Speky I got my run in early for that reason. Felt like an autumn morning at 0700. Early morning mist on the Campsies. Beautiful. 5 very painful kilometres after a legs session at the gym yesterday.

    Judi fingers crossed for the wee one.

    Jackie I think you might have difficulty getting the tree back. Probably a bit large by now

    Gers Our broadband is dire too. We could pay for Fibre, but reports locally aren't good, and they also tie you in to a contract for 24months which isn't much good if we are moving.

    Glad you sorted out the problem with the reports. It sounds thoroughly unprofessional of your colleague.

    Are you staying down this way over the weekend? I'm footloose and fancy free from Friday lunchtime if you fancy a coffee.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 12th Jul 17, 9:25 AM
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    Gers - Who is your broadband with? I'm having trouble in my flat with Origin, shocking speeds and no fibre available.
    Originally posted by SpekySquarehead
    BT - no fibre here as the line is EO and we're last on the long list for it. 2020 is the date bandied around. We don't have an outside cabinet so the line is connected with copper wire directly to the exchange five miles away.

    It's such a PITA. Happily, my DM has just had Infinity installed so trips back to see her will be my techie updates too.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Jul 17, 9:44 AM
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    Morning all,

    Good news about my Grandaughter, she was seen last night by a pediatrician and the heart murmur is now undetectable. My Daughter, Son in Law and baby came home last night just after midnight. We'd spent a couple of hours with them at the hospital earlier in the evening whilst we were waiting for her to be seen.

    Theres some pictures over here on my Facebook if you would like to see them.

    Good news is that she has found her voice and knows what her bum is for!

    Me, well i am hoping things are back to normal from today. Not complaining, its all or nothing for me and i could do with a rest. Might even be able to catch up on the programmes that ive missed.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 12th Jul 17, 10:16 AM
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    Good Morning all,Judi she is gorgeous, there is something about newborns that brings out the 'ahhh' in most of us May she live long and prosper.

    Well some welcome rain last night by the bucket fill and the garden is greening up nicely again (free watering is just what was needed when you are on a meter )

    Today DD has to work and has Friday off instead so i shall be popping in to let the dogs out for a wee and a wander at lunchtime ,then I have a U3A meeting this afternoon then back to DDs for the boys after school.

    We came second at Quiz night last night so thats another bottle of plonk to go into our stash we save them all up until we have enough for a share out and have 6 bottle now so only a few more to go last nights supper was jacket spud and beans and grated cheese which filled me up beautifully and at £2.00 including the quiz was a very cheap night out I did buy a coffee though but at £1.20 it didn't break the bank.
    One of the young lasses a t the next table to ours wasn't there as she too had given birth yesterday morning, 5 weeks early and Poppy Olivia came into the world at 4lb 11 ozs, her friend had brought in a picture of her and she too looks beautiful must be the month for new little ones to arrive.Their team name was 'All six plus one (for the expectant baby ) We are hoping she will bring the little one in to see us all.Its such a friendly pub and the quiz night is very sociable, and everyone is made welcome .

    I have to nip to the shop to buy my eldest DDs husband a card and an Amazon token as its his birthday tomorrow .He prefers to get his Amazon vouchers as he can then use them for what he wants and everyone buys him those.
    Apart from that its a normal mid-week day and we are almost halfway through the month almost already. 37 days until our holiday (not that I'm counting of course ) looking forward to seeing what this years holiday house is like it looks jolly good on the reviews and the photo's look nice the boys are enjoying the thought of the barn conversion games room complete with all sorts of indoor and outdoor games and the garden looks more than big enough for the two dogs.
    right time to get a wriggle on

    Have a great day chums and if you watched it wasn't the Konta game a nail biter yesterday, really enjoying Wimbledon this year

    Take care everyone

    JackieO xxx
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 12th Jul 17, 10:17 AM
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    Morning.....((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Lovely pictures Judi, so pleased everything is ok with the baby, wise to get her checked out though.

    Late up this morning, I was awake at 4am, must have gone back to sleep sometime after 7am. OH was late waking up so it was after 9am.

    After yesterdays rain, it is a lot cooler, I have towels in the washer, fingers crossed I get them dry. OH is out, he is clearing out the sentry box to paint the back before we move it to its new home in preparations for the new shed.

    I spent quite a bit of yesterday sewing. The fabric is chenille which sheds like crazy, I have enough fabric left to make a smaller bag, will be glad to see the back of it. I plan to start going through the two bags I was given and see what else can be used from there.

    Ham salad for supper tonight, the rapsberries have about finished, the autumn ones do not seem to be doing very well, so doubt we will get a harvest from them. Rhubarb is still going well. Will not be pulling any after the end of this month.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 12th Jul 17, 10:38 AM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to nmlc for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.

    Lovely photos Judi, glad the wee one is ok.

    It's a beautiful sunny morning so hoping to spend much of the day outside. My younger son is coming home for a couple of days and it will be nice to have his company. I think we'll either bbq or get fish and chips tonight.

    Hope everyone has a good day x
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 12th Jul 17, 11:02 AM
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    Morning all, it's a bright, breezy but fresher day here.
    Judi that will be one spoilt little girl, she's gorgeous.
    Lamewolf nice to "see" you
    WM is on and all the house bins emptied, washed and outside drying. DW emptied and refilled awaiting it's button to be pressed. It will have to wait while I have a coffee .
    I shall have to hoover the kitchen too as I decided to throw the first lot of washing powder all over the floor .
    This afternoon we have tickets to see DGS leavers concert, can't believe that he will be in Juniors come September. Then bringing both DGC back for tea, Dad and DD are also coming . Tea will be a pick and mix, Tacos, Fajitas, potato wedges, honey sausages, salad and crisps. Looking forward to that.
    Hugs to all and enjoy the rest of the day.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Jul 17, 3:22 PM
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    We have a name... Alice. Alice Evlyn. Evlyn is going to take some getting used to. I have a horrible aunty Evelyn. Glad they are spelling it and pronouncing it differently.

    Just noticed the date. It's my brother's birthday. Shame he doesn't like me.
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 12th Jul 17, 3:23 PM
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    Afternoon - I've done my visit to the next village which took twice as long as I was caught behind three closing / opening canal bridges. Just as well the weather was nice as I got out each time to watch. At the final one (in the other village) then told me of a way round that bridge.

    I've collected my 'reward' - it's a nice limited print - 77 / 100 - of a very local-to-me neolithic site. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, could become a Christmas gift.

    Broadband still very dodgy so BT are sending out an engineer on Monday.

    Postie brought me a second-hand book from Ama*on and £7.00 of Wait*ose vouchers for 'summer and beauty' goods I have no need or wish for. Wish they wouldn't bother!

    I'm still waiting for an email with the revised student's submissions but got one from the uni offering me an interview for another role. When the advert for it came out I deleted the email and then the course leader wrote to me to say she'd be delighted to receive an application from me for the role! Hard to refuse, even if I had to ask for the original email to be sent as it had the JD and application form attached.

    That's my day so far. I've finished off the eternal chicken thighs, there's still rubber chocolate cake left. If it's not stale by the time I get back home on Saturday I'll have some more. Can't be giving the birds sugary stuff!

    Sun is still out so I'm hoping to get the grass cut a little later, it'll still be damp and I'll probably be churning it up a bit, but it so needs it.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Jul 17, 3:35 PM
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    I'm back and what sweet photos judi, isn't she adorable! I'm so glad to hear that the murmur us undetectable, they do quite often resolve all by themselves.
    I'm off tomorrow, was going to have Monday off but tomorrow works better for me in relation to what I've got going on in the forthcoming weeks.
    It is stuffy here, OH AND DS seem to rush round shutting windows the moment I disappear, now they are open again. House smelt damp when I came in yesterday.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
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