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    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3 18th Jul 17 at 11:34 AM
    Ok I'm diving in as I've noticed several of us have lost posts we thought had posted, and there now seems to be a serious risk of losing the whole thread. So thanks for the heads up Karcher. (and i sympathise Frith - i too like to nip back)

    I've revisited the first thread of our part 2, posted 28th October 2009. It said:
    Time for a shiny new thread The old one had got to 4500 odd posts which amounts to 22,500 OS pleasures (at least) It's so good to know that the OS life can be so rewarding.

    I'll kick off the new thread.

    1) Homemade bread and marmalade for breakfast.

    2) A walk over the Malvern Hills to blow away the cobwebs.

    3) Drying the washing outside- still, in October.

    4) Watching mydaughter making a game out of sweeping the leaves with her friends.

    5) The prospect of collecting a big order of meat from the butcher this morning and having my freezer full for less.
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    Part 2 went on considerably longer so many many more pleasures. And of course life stories shared, support given, tears of sorrow and joy shed. Part 2 I shall miss you, but here's to part 3.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 3rd Mar 18, 9:24 AM
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    Friday pleasures,

    Woke up to no hot water, long remembered half pleasure of strip wash, mainly from childhood caravan holidays.

    Lovely plumber said would make it at some point but rightly prioritising folks with no heating.

    Looked at forecast and decided to visit equine girlie earlier rather than later, she was fine, all tucked up warm and munching on hay. The wind was absolutely bitter but pleasure of michelin man style clothing. Roads good around air base but drifted and lumpy closer to yard.

    And more snow, lovely plumber turned up just before six, gave advice as pipes frozen in loft and then went on to next call, three more to do after us.

    Looking out just before bed and Mr Fox very visible as he crossed field, hope Benjamin and his pals were safely tucked in.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 3rd Mar 18, 3:02 PM
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    We just found Christmas pud in the cupboard :-) it!!!8217;s only small but perfectly formed. And soon it will be an ex-Christmas pud. Happy snow day everyone
    I notice only 2 games in league 2 bop hatters in one and mariners in the other. What were the chances!
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 03-03-2018 at 3:12 PM.
    For 2018 be kind, be courageous, and never ever eat pears
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 3rd Mar 18, 3:33 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    No change there!
    5 Had another satfest. Best back and snorker. Fried bread, poached egg, baked beans, grilled toms. Tea was drunk.

    4 Popped into town, and there is no bread! Everyone looks like they are on an alpine adventure!

    3 Now having digestive biscuit with some lemonade!

    PM2DD ...

    If I was there, I’d be making them walk home!
    Every fairy story always ends the same way
    Hope, then tragedy at the end of the world!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 3rd Mar 18, 6:19 PM
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    1) The snow has nearly cleared which makes moving around outside much easier.

    2) Nice walk with Cookie after lunch and it started to rain which will clear the last patches of snow from lawns and grass verges.

    3) DD1 singing with the choral society in a big concert this evening, depleted choir because outlying areas are heavily snowed in still and likely a reduced audience for the same reason but the concert goes ahead anyway. I opted not to travel and lovely James is going to use my ticket so it won't be wasted, hope he enjoys the music.

    4) House looks so clean and tidy, I'm keeping it that way too hopeful of a buyer fairly quickly.

    5) My friend Sue who moved to Cornwall in the Autumn has posted a lovely picture of Charlie retriever with snow on his nose, made me happy!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Frith
    • By Frith 3rd Mar 18, 9:15 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Saturday).

    1) Not a bad sleep.

    2) It is now 9.10 and my parents have been travelling for just over 11 hours. Lots of trains, lots of waiting and (last phone call) they were in Temple Meads with Worcester looking possible. There were not supposed to be any Bristol trains from Exeter and it has made mum's day that one was suddenly laid on while she was in the toilet and she got a tannoy message calling her to this new train that dad had got on - and they held the train for her!!

    3) Above freezing for much of the day. More snow over night so a good 25cm everywhere with drifts still of up to 1 metre. Hens much happier though still staying in their sleeping quarters and a little robin went up their ramp and into the pen to eat their food!

    4) Bigger son had cabin fever all day but has cycled to the nearest town now to see a friend.

    5) Tasty tea of stir fry made up by the village butchers. Just fried it and added rice.

    6) Tidied my room - all dusting, wardrobes tidied etc.

    7) Just watched Casualty.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 3rd Mar 18, 10:34 PM
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    Birthday celebrations for most of day. My baby is 18. My baby is currently out & about & has been told not to wake me!

    Morning spent tidying ...any excess chucked in the ensuite or cupboard under stairs!

    Made very tasty carrot cakes this morning with a new to me recipe. Had made meringues & cupcakes yesterday. Teeny tiny cake from M&S meant we all had the tiniest piece each! Much chatter & laughter with friends. Nice to see them & share our day after years of being overseas.

    Haggis enjoyed all the attention .

    Little great niece good fun except at bedtime as she 'couldn't (wouldn't) sleep. Rather tough love from Great Auntie I'm afraid! She's asleep now! Told ya!

    Nice chat with friend on phone the past hour , we had just had a brief chat this afternoon .
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 4th Mar 18, 12:18 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi all,

    Saturday pleasures:-

    1. Paid the milkman - I know, I know an odd pleasure but I dislike owing money even if it is only for a few weeks

    2. Lovely call from BHF - apologising for booking incorrect collection date (booked me on the wrong collection route) and bringing it forward to the 12th - she was gobsmacked when I told her she had made my day. What I didn’t explain was that on that same date the council are collecting several large items - so loads of space will be created - and the new carpets are being fitted in the spare room & along the landing & stairs.

    3. Dinner of oven chips, baked beans, last of the mushrooms, bacon & fried eggs. Mr A’s extra special back bacon met with DH’s approval - it might cost a bit more but there is minimal shrinkage & I kept the yolks intact on the fried eggs

    4. Getting ready for our trip to Dublin

    5. DH & I both won £25 on the Premium Bonds not enough to retire on but oh wait, we are already retired

    6. Reading your pleasures.

    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 4th Mar 18, 7:20 AM
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    1. Met a friend for coffee in the village. Nice chat and lovely cake. It's a small independent shop.

    2. Went to post office which has recently been renovated and now sells some food and it looks much bigger.

    3. When I walked to coffee shop met a couple of people I hadn't seen in ages(years) so had a quick catch up.

    4. Went for a walk with my friend. The sun was out and a lovely day.It was good seeing the village through other eyes.

    5. When DH came home we went to London for a walk round. Went to the national portrait gallery. We saw a couple of rooms DH enjoys in small quantities.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 4th Mar 18, 7:33 AM
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    Saturday pleasures,

    Woke up to more snow, looking down on the garden from upstairs you could see all the animal tracks coming in from the field.

    Soon joined by a family of partridges, pretty birds and love the funny noises they make. We also have had field fares so everything seems to be struggling to find something to eat, our bird seed bill will be large!

    Made a packed lunch for Capt S and eldest as they were going to footie but DSS cried off after sleeping through alarm, suspect copious amounts of alcohol were involved! speaking of footie pleased to see that the U’s held the high flying hatters to a draw after many volunteers worked hard to get pitch ready. Ian Darler and his crew rightly received man of the match award!

    Went to W8rose for supplies and many shelves bare, especially in veg section, did pick up some spring greens and gloriously pink forced rhubarb.

    Watched latest instalment of M Renard, Capt S pleased as Samual Adams were on special offer at emporium so he enjoyed a wobbleade.
    • house elf
    • By house elf 4th Mar 18, 8:46 AM
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    house elf
    Good Morning,

    Still thick snow here, misty and beautiful, but I can hear dripping, so the thaw is on the way.

    1. Forgot to mention that the emergency plumber came on Friday afternoon and fixed the boiler. My hero

    2. Sore throat slowly improving.

    3. Half price tiles in Homebase and cheap wine in Mr A.

    4. FaceTime with DD. Too snowy to ski in The Alps!

    5. BoP Discussion on Weekend Woman’s Hour about dieting.....cheered when the academic from Bham Uni said dieting was proven to be waste of time, fake food was money making industry, and we should just eat ‘PROPER FOOD’.

    6. So much taxiing of young people this week!...... Finally managed a glass of red wine and lasagne last night . And binge watching of Jamestown, before it disappears.

    Have a lovely day.
    Synchro Mums - 'Changing the world one sequin at a time' Lady GaGa
    'We have more in common than that which divides us.' Jo Cox
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 4th Mar 18, 10:03 AM
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    DFV just been out for a post snow perusal of the garden and all the fronds on bronze fennel have disappeared, together with new shoots on the chives and what was left of the parsley. Can only imagine how sweet and herby some burrows must smell!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 4th Mar 18, 2:21 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    You don't need me to hark on!
    5. BoP Discussion on Weekend Woman’s Hour about dieting.....cheered when the academic from Bham Uni said dieting was proven to be waste of time, fake food was money making industry, and we should just eat ‘PROPER FOOD’.
    Originally posted by house elf
    And here is BoP today having a ready meal! Fish pies made last Sunday!

    5 Sink Inn. Drain for sink failed last eve, and BoP was lucky only to slice his finger! All repaired this morning with visit to fix of screws and no tears!

    4 Last night, dispite disaster, wobbleades were consumed vigourously! Sticky chickens and bitsers were wolfed down. All done with sliced finger!

    3 Was at the emporium early, as had sink to fix, and people were queueing up to get into S! Really! easter Sunday is only a few weaks away and I suppose they were clearing the shelves. Mrs cannot cook was inn front at w8rs, with ready mash, two chickens and steam veg! See above about proper foods!

    2 Nite as said we is having another fish pie made last week! Served with peas of mush, salad. Soup and home made ginger orange chocolate sponge! Served with fresh proper stoved lumpy custard!

    Build your own version of the Life of BoP here ebery day!
    Every fairy story always ends the same way
    Hope, then tragedy at the end of the world!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 4th Mar 18, 2:33 PM
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    1) Coffee at the garden centre followed by a country lanes pootle now the roads are clear of snow.

    2) Lovely Cookie walk this afternoon and not having to wrap up like a Michelin man because it's warmer by quite some margin today.

    3) Being alive, under-rated by many I feel and life is so amazing in all ways.

    4) Finding both Zebra and little O presents for amusement when we visit in a couple of weeks time, it's going to be our Ruby Wedding and we don't do big but we are having a family gathering at a not too swanky eatery to celebrate but mainly to see everyone and the pickles.

    5) Walking the footpaths today and noticing that the flowering currant bushes have all popped out flower buds, many flower buds. I think when spring does come this year it won't be a gradual affair, it will arrive with a flourish.....soon I hope !
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 4th Mar 18, 6:35 PM
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    What ho all! Miword this weather, eh? RL hammering at the door so will post & placate - with huge thanks to all who post!

    OS Pleasures recently
    Trying to quietly wake a couple of sons whilst leaving others asleep - tricky. Still, the most alert one has been tasked with "setting a good example" so the yells should be muffled.

    Miword, seeing your "didn't quite mean it" possessions sell on eBay!

    Son been given a very multifunction shovel/pick/hammer/saw thingummy. "Have to get him something equally good now" excellent to hear son has proper approach to reciprocity!

    Amazon customer service online is smooth as a peach. I was afraid I was stuffed but they've sorted it & apologised & refunded me!

    Aliens. I still jump at bits. Still cheer at bits. The menfolk alongside have learned not to say some things aloud about Burke, Carter J... "Harsh language" "close personal friend" & other quotes are long integrated into family language, along with some very vintage puns.

    Father Brown, Lady Felicia: "what would she wear it with?" (It was not a very beautiful cross.)

    Happy cricket season! OK in nets at present but good luck! And may the soul who borrowed my cousin's jacket as he played have the grace to hand in my aunts engagement ring & my uncles signet ring, cherished talismans of parents lost.

    Welshcakes, homemade with extra allspice & nutmeg - seriously yum!

    The cherry tree adorned with real snow looks glorious. Elder two lads gave a Snow Day, youngest does not & is wearing his own thundercloud... Aged Parents safely getting up to a boiled egg & not planning going out!

    Officially sanctioned Working From Home - so tv playing Planet Rock loud, files dutifully copying (laptop on pool table) & teapoint has all the milk I could wish for as I restocked it yesterday in anticipation. Heating off but fleeces on & Simpsons converse trainers (so not office attire!)

    Wow the Moon, bright light on snow highlighting snow on hills & houses, trees & toys. Cold yes, but beautiful.

    Winter is here. The boiler froze up & took kettles of boiling water & ferocious language to sort. Two days working at home (Yeay!), second made surreal by intermittent connectivity as too many WAH for system.... (Surely only my lot?)

    To the hilarity of everyone else present, the glitter ball rolled off its perch & attached my knee. Son asked after it...

    Riffled through change & identified what looked a credible but iffy 50 pence. Turns out it's a commemorative of the coin designer Ironside, so I nearly swapped out a collectable! (My life is so exciting.)

    Appalling dark humour from chaps regarding Rochdale assistance to those stuck on the M62. We live at one end & know to treat that stretch with respect.

    Son with new earbuds, exploring the packaging "what a time to be alive!" & as the purpose of the tiny clip is revealed "it's a wonderful age we live in". (Irony? Oh I do hope so.)

    Today is Holi, the Hindu festival marking the start of spring. A happy thought as I defrost cold toes & son recovers from scaling 3 part ladder to wire the down pipe back into place. Other throw coloured powders, we shudder around hot chocolate...

    Husband has pulled all sorts of muscles walking in mukluks when expecting high leg combat ankle support. (This weather *really* is all about the right kit.) He's being very brave until he has to move.

    Ladder climbing lad is leafing through the Go Outdoors mail-out with a commentary that almost merits a stand up routine. And an admonition that Parental Advisory translates to "not in front of your mother".

    Seeing the resupply shopping put away, the cash stash refilled, the car cleared & solidly parked. I can go back to calmly hunkered down!

    Cries of "you do *know* how big the freezer is?" have been met with a "your male brain is supposed to be better at processing space - on you get".... There is still snow out there if they get desperate. [No - just a hefty strew planned!]

    Supermarket targeting the ignorant with "soft touch" labelled womenswear. Saw, smiled & thought "like heck" - a more blandly misleading generalisation they would struggle to find.

    Boiler coaxed into rebooting without boiling enough water for a cottage maternity unit.

    Right. Child making Distinctly Agitated noises
    All health, strength, love, luck & hwbs as needed to such as care!
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 4th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
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    A much quieter day today and just really tidied up after yesterday.

    The niece-leys were here until midday. Still need to go and put bedroom back together again! ( spare bed had been pulled out) need to hang up washing so do need to do it.

    A surprise delivery of flowers from church .

    Watched DN's wedding DVD. It's been a long time coming ...after many emails and empty promises it was finally sent after a name and shame of business. Lovely to watch it and a few wee tears.

    We had takeaway for tea. A bad case of CBA.

    Drizzlley rain seems to have washed the snow away. Though we had big thick flakes this morning.
    Last edited by mhagster; 04-03-2018 at 9:56 PM.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 4th Mar 18, 10:45 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Sunday)

    1) A lie in.

    2) A thaw - hoorah! Made the snow horrid. Instead of being nice and crunchy, it looked good on the surface then your foot went through into 25cm of cold slush. :-/

    3) Hens much perkier. Took my car halfway then parked. Got it stuck in the snow turning round... 2 men in different cars stopped to push me out.

    4) My brother in law's car is not working but he has worked all weekend (taking my sister's car) so I took sister and niece to Sainsburys for lunch and shopping. Caught in absolutely torrential rain as we left!

    5) Burritos for tea.

    6) Bigger son is on top form again (a small lapse) so is making all sorts of plans.

    7) In bed and will listen to the radio in a bit.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 5th Mar 18, 12:48 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone, late again:-

    Sunday’s pleasures

    1. After an absence of a week or more the ring necked parakeets have returned - six of them graced us with their presence

    2. At least one squirrel has returned to the garden - no idea where the other three are

    3. Nice chat with the neighbour who works abroad during the week - he is having his bathroom & cloakroom refitted & decorated. So informing us of two weeks of noise.

    4. Hm sweet potato, red pepper & chilli soup with hm croutons (brother-in-law grew the chillies). Used up a yellow pepper & a stray potato!

    5. Bags packed for our trip usually we leave it to the day of departure & then panic

    6. Lovely warm bath & managed to get the tangles out of my waist length hair in less than 20 minutes How it gets tangled when it is in a permanent plait I do not know

    7. Cup of cocoa, then off to bed.

    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 5th Mar 18, 6:40 AM
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    Snow thawing.
    1. Spent time in the garden and it felt warm with the sun out. All the daffodils seem to be recovering. I could see the grass too.

    2. Saw MIL briefly. Still having the same questions asked with different responses. She was worried about having to walk in the snow! The snow had totally disappeared where she is and she hasn't walked in over a year now!!

    3. Went to watch rugby. We won but it wasn't entertaining but talked to a few people there which was enjoyable.

    4. Met DH cousin and husband for a meal and DS1 came too. Much laughter and good food.

    5. Quick trip home on M25 which makes a change.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 5th Mar 18, 9:21 AM
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    Sunday pleasures,

    Up early and good to see the thaw had already started.

    Suspect the bird nesting has started, the blackbirds are digging up the moss under kitchen window and have seen sparrows going in and out of the box.

    Roast pork for lunch followed by the pink rhubarb roasted in port and sugar syrup, oh my.

    Good chat with pals at the yard, by this time the rain had started so instead of being cold we were soaked through!

    Current read is set in Cumbrian Dales, making me wish for hols in LD
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 5th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Ok righty here we go with aplomb
    5 Quite impressed with my chocolate orange ginger sponge yesterday. Well filling with lumpy custard! Recipe was like spotted !!!!, without the bits! BoPsie was well sated. Tum was not rubbed as BoP’s eczema was bad over the weekend! Luckily BoP has paraffin for it, just like old Esso Blue! All washed up in the fixed sink!

    4 Smart device for measuring the gas and electric is say we are not over budget today! In layman’s terms, it is not cold outside! But it made me ponder! As most people do not know what a kWh is, never mind a Btu, or a kW! What would they do knowing the nice device, provided free at your expense, suddenly tells granny she is over budget? She will panic and turn the heating off! Another grate advance for the keepers of the poor to keep them poor! Just like I pointed last weak! The girl down the street with her coat on, and outside in the bin of waste paper the remains of five delivered pizza! With Jimmy the Cook this moaning nagging about foods of the poor, well Jimmy the Cook, guess what! They’re still poor. And you wonder why! So all that shouting about some turkey bits and baked beans, has not had any effect at all. Cheerio Jimmy the Cook! Not once do I recall watching him, but I gather he has not once told people how to cook simply and efficiently, no he is just another media stool, like others, that fantasise on belittling peoples habits for the tasteless gawping on television.

    Now as BoP has minded you all, get your heating fixed. What should it be?
    Electric general usage 3,300 kWh per anum
    Heating (Gas or other) 12,500 kWh per anum
    You will use more heat in the winter! Got that?
    Current deals should be around 3 to 4 delivered pizzas a month, or about £70!

    Get Fixed. Get insulated. I wont tell you again. Fit a thermostatic time switch and get rid of the thermostatic radiator valves, they’re useless On you’re stitched dot con there are deals there. Use it! In years of the politicos saying hot air about it, still people pay over the odds!

    3 That is the rant over again! Now I is back at the mill, and last weak, the poor gaffer of the mill opposite decided to rant and write to us all with his issues! Poor man! Someone nicked his parking space! So toys out of cot. So this morning, one of his labourers turns up, parks in wrong place and he want to warn us about parking. I think not! So he wanted us all to watch our backs, yet at our mill, we do not have a problem as we are adults! Still, good to see that general dobs bode has issued him with a ticket!

    As for those inn the office next to the social worker dictate things like limit the car spaces as we all come in by the luxurious public transport and live locally! Not! The nice bus lane runs on empty to the mills as the bus was too uneconomic to run from the chuffer station that is closed in the holidays because of the electrification! No people don’t move, not because the want too, but because they cannot. Children at school, no mortgage, whatever! Yet the worker next to the social worker has not cottoned on!

    2 And that ends the rant! You will be wanting to know all about BoP’s Luncheon Box today. As I now pack it with goodness, you are assured it is brimming with proper foods! Biscuits of chocolate covered oats, nobs to yous, Bourneville chocolate, Applewood cheese, and salad. Proper foods and good for you!

    That is the world put on its side again for you!
    Every fairy story always ends the same way
    Hope, then tragedy at the end of the world!
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