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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.
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 18-07-2017 at 11:40 AM.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 8th Sep 17, 12:16 PM
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    Same old, same old
    5 As parishioners you are aware that last FryDay evening someone walked off with my wobbleades, and as such although most people dislodge their problems via my conduit, no one bothered to care that my wobbleades had gone! Typical! Well, as inn the wise words of wisdom from BoPsie, she has that this put me into mes grumpy mood all week. Well ‘m hardly surpassed am I! No bloody wander! Really!

    Well, having set up top of lap for camera club, with new projector and checking it on WendsDi nite, guess what. Forty mins before the thirst event, note. Kerput! Has to rebuild and see if anyone noticed!

    4 Good nite at club of camera, where the new projector was right up the street and the pictures were stunning. It was like a seamless activity. My panoramas were good, even if I had not noticed the same man in the picture twice. Hard one last night as our previous chairman passed away just around the time we packed up for summer and we did the banter for a few years. Good it was back

    3 BoPsie is a bit losing it this morning, We were supposed to has the breakfast of Edinburgh, but she made the usual instead, so BoP was over fested! Not only that, earlier this week BoP had procured some decent ginger biscuits that were on offer for the weekend to munch on. This morning she packed off BoP with his lunch box, and you should see it, filled with goodness of things and three cakes of Jaffa. She then piped on and on and on and on and on and on about it not being the weekend and we have two boxes of these real decent biscuits. It could have so been!

    I think it is time to call the Veterinary, and ask about …

    2 Nite is about rite for another couple of wobbleades. Not sure about tea juts yet, especially whens ones of you lot, skint, is a bit picky on my ingredient for fluffy dumplings. No mention of the proper grated cheese oh no. Just because the vegetable version was on offer, does not mean that it should sit on the shelf. Besides, it is the cheese that adds flavour. Now don’t get me started again, as you can see, according to the Book of BoPsie, chapter, “Not again!”. He will just be grumpy, throw the pots from the stove into the sink, make a mess Oh dear!
    Mind you the smoked salmon was nice!
    I think I has had my Mr Grumpy day! So there!

    I got away with it I thinks!

    If you have been affected because BoP has been grumpy today and not his normal self opinionated nonsense, then you can help with this. Please send wobbleade chits via pal of pay to BoP. They will be most liquidated.

    Grumpiness is a quarterly condition that affects BoP due to collecting money for the tax man, keeping it under his mattress and then handing it over. This is occurring on Tuesday next, when BoP will be cleaned out. So please think of BoP and send the wobbleade chits!

    Missive Ends!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 8th Sep 17, 4:05 PM
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    Ouch! Well Jenny would have a word about that!

    Proper food, again! Please note the flames, brimming the pan, not licking the bottom!



    2-0 Against Skint. Goodnight!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth


    Methinks not Bop ! Now don't be grumpy. Licking flames spoon is burning


    Friday pleasures


    1. short morning at work now off till 20th


    2. puppy pleased to see me when I got home went for a walk by the pond before the rain started


    3. we both had a snooze


    4. another walk to the park this time, met a black lab bit older and very lively she was a bit nervous but I'm sure will be playful next time. She fine with quiet older dogs and jumps around to play with them ! She's now snoozing again


    5. New large crate cleaned yesterday with baking powder and old towels. She's got so big she can't lie out in the medium crate any more so that can go back to friend who loaned it to me. Gave her all the demi-johns from my loft the other day so repaid the favour.
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 8th Sep 17, 4:41 PM
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    1) Being home again!

    2) Time spent with the grandpickles, sometimes difficult when they're tired after a day at nursery but fantastic first thing in the morning when they wake up early and come to visit Oma!

    3) Watching the rain from the windows on the train and being glad not to be out in it!

    4) The smell of the tagine I'm making for supper, spicy and exotic.

    5) The boiler passed its service, it lives in the utility room and dries my washing overnight even in the depths of winter, it's one of my 'best' things!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 8th Sep 17, 5:26 PM
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    Look, I'll point it out to yous
    Methinks not Bop ! Now don't be grumpy. Licking flames spoon is burning

    .
    Originally posted by Skint yet Again
    Oh yes, it adds flavour!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Kittikins
    • By Kittikins 8th Sep 17, 7:53 PM
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    1. KW took me out to a Lebanese restaurant for scrummy dinner last night

    2. We're nearly at the magical £5 voucher stage on our MrM's points earning. I'm going to vote for a cheapy but nice bottle of red wine!

    3. I've survived the first week of mahoosive changes at school and really like my new class already Very tired though and have a million and one things to get done, but it's Friday, yay!!!

    4. I've got a "decision in principle" mortgage offer type thing, yippeeeee!! Got to contact the owner of the flat I'm interested in, as now I know I can afford it, I can get DD round to see it and fill in the multitude of forms for the housing association. Fingers crossed.

    5. Used groupon vouchers to pay for tickets to take DD to the cinema tomorrow afternoon. It's a labour of love as I'm not into superhero films, but she's very excited

    6. Today's been a NSD, thank goodness for working a school in the back of beyond; at times, it's a good way to help me save!!
    Last edited by Kittikins; 08-09-2017 at 8:10 PM.
    Marmite jar savings £43
    House deposit savings £52,000
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 8th Sep 17, 8:54 PM
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    It's very early Saturday morning not quite sunrise but birds are awake and singing. I can hear Mr Blackbird .

    Another night on the one inch mattress topper got through! I'm perfecting the student squat look!

    We got home from hospital mid morning. Glad to get home and although staff were lovely it was the noise from the visitors of the other 3 patients that was just awful....I kept thinking in my day it was 2 to a bed ! At 17 DD2 was classed as a child and was in a room with a 4 ,5 (the most wingy -est child ever) and 7 year old. Anyway, job done , post op appointment sooner rather than later as I won't be here later!

    Met the demands of a poorly child....quite an extensive list...marshmallows, some carrot sticks, a balloon please oh and some flowers! And if she could get a wee carton of juice that would be nice too.

    The biggest hello from my dog boy.

    Being dry enough for long enough to dry washing outside. Then it rained.

    Hyacinths, snowdrops, camellias, freesia, all flowering in my front garden. Beautiful magnolias in other gardens.

    Found out where the local recycling centre is ( have so much e-waste ) so hope to go first thing tomorrow with that. It's directly opposite hospital we were at.

    About to get up and start the day. We have lunch at friends today...the first of the farewell meals.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 8th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
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    1) first in again and another peaceful 30 mins start before the mayhem started
    2) hospital shop has introduced healthy snacks - treated myself to a tube of dried pomegranate.
    3) student says I'm the best supervisor ever
    4) lift to pub - just as well cos the skies opened
    5) lovely catch up with life sciences colleagues then fish and chips with mr piano. Freshers Fayre tomorrow. Night all
    • house elf
    • By house elf 8th Sep 17, 10:44 PM
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    Evening.

    Got through Friday in on piece.

    1. Dropped DS2 at school on my way to work. He is good company.

    2. Morning was spent at our gardening plot at local gardens. It was once the gardens of a hall which is now a hotel. Had a small group of lads. Harvested green beans and potatoes and cabbage. I think we will make a good team. The rain stayed off and even the sun tried to shine.

    3. Eds Diner for tea. 50% off food! DS2 had corn on the cob, because he does not have braces any more!

    4. Watched a craft programme on Catch up. DH snored.

    5. Did a bit of my tapestry cushion.

    School work free evening.
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 9th Sep 17, 7:10 AM
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    Had Thursday off work sick with my back and yesterday is my day off. Feeling more or less like normal. Had phone conversation with my manager and she has changed where i work over the next couple of weeks so I only drive once a week but doesn't feel it needs to be done long term. I'm in the process of writing an email so my views on the matter are in writing.

    Over the past couple of days.
    1. Had ordered an online shop so we have food.

    2. Cooked new recipe last night - chicken with leeks and fennel. It was lovely and easy to do and everyone enjoyed.

    3. Watching the chickens while having a cup of coffee in the garden between showers. Had to wear a fleece. Autumn is coming.

    4. Applied for ESTA for trip to New York in December. Applied for DH and DS2 as well. Good time to do it as I couldn't do too much else.

    5. Looking at bulb catalogues. Trying to resist ordering to many.
    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 9th Sep 17, 9:19 AM
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    Up at 5.30 this morning to drop OH off at the train station so I figured I'd use the time:

    1) Prepped lunches for next week - made a HUGE wok of soy, sesame, peanut butter & coconut stir fry using only what I had in my cupboards & freezer. I now have half a freezer drawer emptied of ys veggies that have been clogging it up for months!

    2) Went to my local butcher & cheese shop for ingredients for casserole - I'm starting to buy local where I can, it gives me a much greater sense of satisfaction than popping to the supermarket for everything!

    3) About to head out charity shop shopping for new work clothes - my money goes directly to local charities rather than some billionaire entrepreneur's bank account & I save cash - win-win!

    4) Hugging my cat - he's been sitting next to the sink watching me cook since the early hours & giving me head boops as I wash dishes!

    5) Dragged out the slow cooker to make a casserole to go with my 5kg of ys potatoes I bought on Thursday - at this rate I'll have made lunches & dinners for the week for 2 for less than £20!
    "I want to be a glow worm, A glow worm's never glum
    'Coz how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?" ~ Dr A. Tapping


    I'm finding my way back to sanity again... but I don't really know what I'm gonna do when I get there
    ~ Lifehouse
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 9th Sep 17, 11:03 AM
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    Morning. Supposed to be working and cleaning the house - I live an exciting life! Am trying the 'pomodoro' technique for writing. it does work - once you start...

    Pleasures for yesterday

    1. lunch with friends. m&s cafe is doing chunky lentil soup - it was delicious and VERY chunky. More like stew
    2. Did get some writing done, with above technique
    3. Getting DS ready for uni. he goes on Saturday I will miss him loads, but when OH said he didn't want him to go (to me, not him) I just said "I do". he needs to go - it will be the best thing for all of us as he needs, and wants, to be independent and I think it will make him appreciate us more. He sorted through all the kitchen stuff that came back from DD's flat, plus our caravan stuff and we went to Ikea to buy the rest. The only thing he contributed to the trolley was a bottle opener
    4. Had tea in Ikea so no cooking. I had gravadlax
    5. Bought some YS strawbs in m&s. Had some when we got back with cream whilst watching cold Feet.

    Have a good day all. About to set my first timer.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 9th Sep 17, 12:02 PM
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    Bedtime...or rather thin, mattress topper time! I am rather going on about it aren't I ?

    Today I made minestrone soup.

    Washing out in & ironed.

    Caught up on some tv.

    Pandered to the poorly. She had breakfast in bed!

    We went to visit our friends this afternoon. I made brownies. We had home made salamis, cheese & crackers to nibble on. Then a chicken casserole with couscous which was nice then brownies with fresh strawberry. All eaten outside on their verandah. Stunning views . Much laughter.

    Lovely chat with my niece.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 9th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    Some friday pleasures,

    Traffic was relatively light as we drove up to the Midlands to collect the lovely Lulu.

    She loaded like a dream and, apart from first couple of miles when she stomped her feet to make presence known, she travelled very well.

    Home and straight out to field, eyes on stalks as flat fens means that there is a lot to look at, but she settled in well and was soon munching grass.

    Cheeky takeaway treat and a glass of wine.

    Early night as very tired and slept right through.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 9th Sep 17, 12:50 PM
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    Oh dear, well I think not!
    K Boss. Proper foods. Good on yer!
    Skint. Again. Proper food in case you don't know what it looks like!

    Note the crust, and proper cheese knife. Proper cheese from Ulceby Top!

    5 No bloody rest for BoP is there! I come on hear you deeds and gives yous lot what I think. And what thanks do I get. No more. In future fester amongst yourselves! Rant Over!

    4 BrekFest this morning we had two rashers of best back, button mushrooms in butter, SKINT, proper butter! Star cut grilled toms, toast topped with poached egg, tinned toms. Crumpet with proper raspberry jam! Tum was rubbed and fresh squeezed orange was drunk.

    3 Watched nine lives last night of flic of net. Great film. I'm sure that Raffles was getting ideas from it. Wobbleades were consumed, with proper cheese. Yummy!

    2 Night I think I will be in town. More later.

    Enough of this nonsense!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • Sj62
    • By Sj62 9th Sep 17, 3:31 PM
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    Took down nice curtains, marked dry clean only - which I hadn't noticed at the time of purchase due to various stressors like having had builders in the house for eight months, aargh!

    I digress. With the help of OH I took down the curtains for washing and putting away for the winter as, although lined, they're nearly transparent. Anyway I popped them on a delicates rinse cycle with an Eco Egg (environmentally friendly bui not cheap. Hung them on the line while I went to the shops. This took a couple of hours as it required a six mile drive each way.

    As I drove home I remembered that I'd found a pair of heavy off white cotton curtains that wrinkled every time you looked at them. I'd Kondoed my cupboard and decided to donate. Thankfully I had procrastinated like mad and had only put them in the bag.

    Got home - curtains beautifully dry. Heavy curtains hung inside to make liners and they are perfect so no need to haul out useful but much disliked winter curtains. So - does a slightly smug glow of satisfaction count as an OS pleasure? I'm going with it anyway!
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 9th Sep 17, 9:20 PM
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    Saturday pleasures


    1. bacon, egg, beans & 2 slices of toast with proper butter BoP !


    2. sunny warm day nice for puppy walks


    3. afternoon out with friends and although went over budget it was a lovely afternoon.


    4. home again and washing in. Its got very cold this evening so I got changed and put some winter woollies on


    5. steak and kidney pie for tea with chips, veg & lashings of gravy nom nom !!
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • Kittikins
    • By Kittikins 9th Sep 17, 10:30 PM
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    1. Used Groupons (so felt free) tickets to take DD to the cinema this afternoon.

    2. Managed to get a bit of work done beforehand, but am starting to panic at what I have left to do tomorrow! At least I got some done, eh?!?

    3. Slept really well, I've got a heavier duvet on as it's getting less summer-like, and it seems to be helping my sleep patterns

    4. Surprised KW at the fair trade shop DD found a wind chime she fell in love with, so have asked KW to buy it and hide it for me, as they tend to only get one of anything in, and I'd love her to have it.

    5. Got the train to cinema town, which will have saved us a packet using our family railcard - it was cheaper for us both to go than it would have been for me to go on my own! Much, much cheaper than parking in town.

    6. One of my lovely friends invited us over for dinner after the cinema, yummy pasta, scrummy ice cream and Strictly on TV. Bliss!

    7. For lunch, we bought sourdough bread and Cheddar for lunch, whilst sitting on a bench in the sunshine. I wasn't organised enough to take a picnic....

    8. Managed to get DD some new school shoes and had a lovely chat with the sales assistant.

    9. Took our own popcorn in to the cinema - bought by DD as a thank you for me buying the cinema tickets. Drinks were courtesy of home

    10. Daddykins has lent me what looks like a fabulous library book.

    11. He also used his birthday present, a ticket to go and see a famous historian talk, and was really impressed. Mummykins, sadly, wasn't well enough to go.

    12. Got DD back home safely through the not quite as friendly as the West End streets that we last walked through. Cinema town has quite an aggressive feel at night, but DD still loves to hold my hand, so I nattered away to her and kept a beady eye out for n'er do wells!
    Marmite jar savings £43
    House deposit savings £52,000
    • Frith
    • By Frith 9th Sep 17, 11:04 PM
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    A few pleasures for Thursday/Friday before Saturday's.


    1) Good old Andy at bigger son's college fiddled about with his timetable so he will be getting home at 5 most days with just 1 or 2 7pm arrivals home.


    2) Smaller son liking his new timetable - loads of catering, sports science, new English teacher. His first cooking will be golden vegetable soup.


    3) Went to see my friend in town on Friday morning for a cup of tea.


    4) Hens well.


    5) Enjoyed Gogglebox last night.


    6) Smaller son has got obsessed with the "Educating" season so we are working our way through Educating Yorkshire.


    Pleasures for today (Saturday)


    1) A lie in!


    2) Actually stood up to my ridiculous neighbours for once. I had seen him go backwards and forwards to his skip a lot of times - then noticed he was using my wheelbarrow! So I said I needed it on the allotment (obviously I then had to put it in the car and actually take it down there). Apparently he "thought it belonged to his builder" though why his builder would leave his wheelbarrow in my garden is anyone's guess...


    3) Hens very well and I spent about an hour and a half talking to them and weeding.


    4) Did various bits of washing up and changed the bunk beds.


    5) Finished my NQV! (I think). Can't believe how long it has taken - the whole thing has been a palaver from beginning to end. I thought I finished it in April and heard nothing back from my tutor until the last day of term in July when she suddenly showed me some bits that needed re-writing.


    6) Went to my brother's birthday dinner at a local Indian and that was very nice, if packed out. Sons also went and enjoyed it. Bigger son had made him a bottle opener complete with stamped in initials.


    When they take your orders, they start with the most mature lady first then work their way down to the youngest, then do the same with the men. So my mum ordered first then, with no hesitation, they asked my sister what she would like! She did mention it afterwards as she is over 6 years younger than I am. :-D


    7) We followed parents' car on the way home and put the Last Night of the Proms on radio 3. We pulled up behind them at a junction and my brother (sitting in the back) turned round and did some conducting to us through the back window!


    8) Going to bed in a minute to listen to the Now Show and perhaps Mock the Week.
    Last edited by Frith; 09-09-2017 at 11:34 PM.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 9th Sep 17, 11:37 PM
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    PM 2 BOP grim for grimsby ludicrously awful for luton> bleuh
    1) not sleeping on a mattress topper (soz mhags
    2) fresher's fair. not been before to a dundee uni one. we were the st pauls cathedral lot and borrowed a rainbow bunting from the lgbt+ student group. on the one hand very proud we're out and proud, on the other hand very sad we are noted for that! we were next to a 'compare a branded basket with a home brand mr t' stand. suggest they go for mr l or a next time
    3) then off to town with dd2. didn't spend a penny. very mse!
    4) then off to mr l where i did spend more than a penny but all mse
    5) last night of the proms. love it. lucky enough to go when brother in law played with bbc symphony. sigh
    • house elf
    • By house elf 9th Sep 17, 11:52 PM
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    house elf
    Saturday,

    1. 3 shops at different supermarkets. Paid 1/2 price for each shop with various coupons and discounts.

    2. Visit to Oxfam shop. Got woollen dress and coat.

    3. Snook to Caffè Nero for coffee while DH went to visit DMiL.

    4. Went to friends house for dinner. Yummy food as always.

    5. Mammoth holiday photo sharing.

    (Noticed how hugely overweight I am on the photos Not doing much for the self esteem.)
    Synchro Mums - 'Changing the world one sequin at a time' Lady GaGa
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