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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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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 3rd Dec 17, 6:23 PM
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    1 Watching miracle on 34th street remake over brunch.
    2 The smell of mincemeat cooking through.
    3 Placed all of DF’s orders for over Dec / Jan.
    4 Possibly is a day I / we should have stepped away from the kitchen, I cremated snorkers, DH set the microwave on fire! And while I halved all of the mincemeat recipe I forgot to half the citrus, so now, I have had to order cooking apples to DF’s order to pick up from him tomorrow to make it up to the full mincemeat portion to counteract the overwhelming citrus. Nigella yeah right.
    5 The Christmas tree tis up and Arfur is on.
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 3rd Dec 17, 6:45 PM
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    KK that's super news, I hope it all works out well.

    All is calm and all is quiet! Sigh...blissful.

    peaceful night after a boohoo moment when GN decided she wanted to go home. Sorted that out and she stayed. I was awake early , chatted with girls on FaceTime and watched Casualty then snoozed for an hour on sofa before peace and quiet were shattered.

    Fabulous dog walk. Met friends and we walked with their dogs. Much Labrador-ness (3 of them) and 2 daft dogs and one much more sedate and elderly one. Nice chit chat .

    A bit of decorating of the Christmas variety. Trees are up. Big one will remain naked until DD1 decorates it.GN helped with tall, skinny tree which I normally do in turquoise however I decided later to change it to red as that's what rest of dining room is! GN decorated the wee tree that I'd put in DD1's room but took the red off that ( was definitely going to redecorate it anyway!) and replaced it with turquoise...I obviously had too much time on my hands!

    I may have poked my eye with a tree branch. Blooming sore! GN helped me by getting a wet towel for me.

    My friend popped in for an hour and a couple of cups of tea and much chatting which was nice. Maybe that's who GN gets it from...me!

    She went home. Sheer blissful silence. Doggy walk and foraged some ivy for my wicker star hanging on front door. Sat on doorstep and wound it round.

    Phone chat whilst tidying, putting tea on and moving decorations. Multi tasking!
    • Frith
    • By Frith 3rd Dec 17, 11:17 PM
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    Quick pleasures for today as I've gone all tired!


    1) A lie in!


    2) Bigger son had a good time last night - meet up was cancelled so he went back to his friend's house until 4am and was treated like one of the family (all the family were there, for some reason). He's done some work towards The Interview on Tuesday and we will be buying interview clothes tomorrow.


    3) Hens OK and one egg! Good old Barbara.


    4) Cleaned living room today.


    5) Phoned my school friend about tomorrow. Cancelled the taxi for tomorrow too, though did not tell the company why. Am absolutely dreading going into school and having to demand a meeting. :-/ I've actually never met any of the senior members of staff as smaller son has never done anything that wrong! (Unlike bigger son where we're on first name terms - but a different school).


    6) Smaller son wanted to check over the Christmas decorations and test the lights so I got them out of the airing cupboard. Bigger son made mince pies.


    7) I enjoyed watching the Kirsty Allsopp Christmas series on repeat this afternoon and also I'm a Celebrity this evening.


    It's going to be quite a week! (Well, quite a Monday and Tuesday).


    ETA - well done on the house, Kittikins!
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    • house elf
    • By house elf 4th Dec 17, 5:36 AM
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    Frith Good luck with school meeting. If the HT is not available, ask to speak to the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead). The escort could be causing your son psychological harm. They will have to respond immediately.

    1. Tree decorated in red and gold this year. I forgot we had bought lots of gold baubles in the sale last January. Very festive.

    2. Trip to next town to collect computer. Free repair!!! Had a posh hot chocolate and a wander around the beautiful shops. Bought some Christmas serviettes.

    3. Sausage and mash for tea. With lots of veg and onion gravy

    4. Found DS2 decorations he has made in woodwork classes at B & Q when he was about 9 or 10.

    5. Sunday night dread of work on Monday. Only 3 weeks till the hols.

    Have a great day
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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 4th Dec 17, 8:28 AM
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    Frith - le 4 d!cembre is the Saint's day for all Barbara's :-))) - know, therefore, that the world's entire Barbarian hordes, wherever they may be, are with you today, not just she and we.
    You have every reason to celebrate. Enjoy Barbara's especially laid, super protein, superboost, supercharged, go-getter brekkie fuel for today's Mission P45.
    You're not England in Oz for the (blown away)Ashes. That's person P45, who has thrown herself on her own job pyre.

    Pk - &'s NZ childhood again. November, summer coming. Over to Nana and Poppa's, always, for mincemeat making. Out comes big Spong mincer, hefty job. Assembled. Clamped to big old kitchen table edge. Preserving pan below. &'s excited, special job, turning the big handle as crates of dried fruit, almonds, apples, fresh picked and previous year's candied citrus are all churned through. Poppa forces it down from on top. Nana adds in suet, whisky, brandy. More wishes with big stirs. Wonderful glorious stuff. As years go by, & no longer has to stand on one of those emptied dried fruit crates to reach the top of that handle-turning circle. It's as exciting as reaching another button on Nana's dress or blouse in height:-)

    Kk - wonderful news.
    #
    1. Unbroken night's sleep! Radio is always on, was awaiting Cabin Pressure, r4x - Newcastle, vjm) Knew nothing 'til nearly 6bells, so un&! Blame lurgy

    2. Porridge needed, made, consumed. Wickets fell stupidly during. Empty bowl still alongside as & writes from bed+mob., with fresh hwb. Heavy red-eye Lurgy not really budging. Unsure what else can be tried as &'s lifestyle, diet, is healthy anyway. Don't want to clog up surgery.

    3. Still no glasses, not an osp.. Call was update for likely 1st pr tmrw, so>town of horse for further re-grinding check. Struggled with some hymn print in gloom and feel reading strain, not ideal.

    4. Hearing stand-in vicar's voice, heard same lurgy. Loads going about. Made it later to crimbo chorale concert and so glad. Mulled wine afterwards helped))) 1st mince pie, too.

    5. Hit pitch dark+torch+thermos, pre-6am Trumpy, not freezing fortunately. Let's hope this and that and that and that depart from Spits on Thursday. Spits/Trumpy M had not spotted an old,, folding cutting table & bought, great one-off thing, quirky provenance/markings. M does pics for market postcards. Table shot b/g will work well.
    #
    Stopping now, struggle sans lunettes.
    Postscript: unfortunately, toxic neighbour's chiennerie ramped right up last week. Enzed friends on receiving end. Frith, fired up by your school success later today, pitch some boiling tar Fennywards, ok? Will involve police if more 'damage', obstruction, abuse, etc occur.
    #
    ....on which note, happy Mondays:-)
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 4th Dec 17, 9:14 AM
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    1. Chrissy decs up even though we were all shattered and DH was feeling ill. I had a sneaky Guinness whilst we did them. Watched a completely trashy movie called A Christmas Prince but it was right up DD's (9yo) street and DH didn't mind so everyone was happy
    2. No cooking tonight! Carrot soup and marmite butties for supper after we do our 10k time trials at running club tonight. That's if DH doesn't work late.
    3. Actually didn't dread work today because I feel so on top of things. This is a BIG step.
    4. DD loved my carrot soup last night. She's been quite fussy lately so it made me happy.
    5. Only three weeks until 10 glorious days off, that don't count as annual leave. Also lovely things to look forward to like team lunch next week (paid for by company). Our team is made up of three of us. A director, a partner head of and little old me. We're all ladies and get on well so I love our quarterly team days. Also got Xmas party next Thursday which is going to be super fancy, and work are paying for taxis. Generally lots of fun free stuff
    6. Got DDs Xmas pressie sorted - unexpectedly - on Saturday. She was signing carols at a local retirement home and I nipped into a nearby piano shop and came out having dropped £500 on a lovely Yamaha Clavinova. Would love to replace the huge clunky 19th century piano with a smaller, streamlined real piano but with a woodburner, plans to move, a small house and limited budget for tuning and servicing it seemed like the best idea, for now.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 4th Dec 17, 9:28 AM
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    to Kittikins on the fab house news
    All strength to Frith and her sorting of toxic person
    Loved, loved the mincemeat memories &

    Weekend pleasures,

    Still getting to yard at same time in the mornings but Lulu now goes out in dark, heading towards shortest day.

    My new muckboots, half the price of some prestige wellies sported by other owners but my feet are toasty and dry, no wish for labels thank you.

    Certain emporium's cherry liquors, chocolate, fruit and alcohol, what's not to like!

    Radio also on in our boudoir &, TMS, but depressing news and Lainey remembers very little as wanted sleep more!

    The Light up a Life service at the hospice that so beautifully cared for darling Mum, brass band, carols and eloquent readings, tears inevitably flowed but were carthatic.

    The gorgeous full moon rising in a cloudy sky on the way home, checked again later and the sky had cleared, garden was light enough to see dog without usual torch.

    Cheering on the puffin in Blue Planet as he guarded his fish from highwayman Skua!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 4th Dec 17, 12:19 PM
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    Left on the shelf
    Estate Agents. Not quite the same league as social workers and the ilk! But we only use them sparingly for our own good!

    5 Well fested with the snorker fest last day. Served with creamy mash. Was guzzled to think I could have a selection of snorkers, but inn the pan that got mixed up! Free for all! As I gorged too much on the snorker fest, I had no room for the delights of angel! As for the lunch box, it does not contail cake sof Jaffa this week! Not buying in packs of ten thank you!

    4 Bring them home, more Overton up the order and get the village cricketers inn! Sore Ted! Not a happy BoP! That means that a ruff BoP and BoPsie will end up with no housekeeping again!

    3 After that, what can I say! Watched another flick on the net called Before we go! Had that detective Showstrings daughter in it! Very good film! Gals will need tissues!

    2 Night BoP is icing his xmas cake! Lime marmalade with single malt this year to bind the marzipan!

    BoPsie’s housekeeping looks like it could …
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 4th Dec 17, 1:11 PM
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    bop ashes to ashes funk to funky England's talent's done a bunky
    woo hoo kk fabby news
    you put me to shame m&m missed park run again due to lack of lift. Must get bicycle sorted!
    was talking about the joys of cabin pressure with friends only yesterday &
    working at home today as waiting for BT delivery. so for yesterday
    1) slept like a log till 9:36 (oops). as my nan would have said 'must have needed it'
    2) almost made it to church on time (!) - love the purples of advent. i have donated my biggest purple scarf to dress the altar in the junior church room
    3) won a christmas cake - weight 2.35 kg, my guess 2.34 :-) glad mrpiano had the car to take it back home
    4) lunch with friends - mrsolicitor and i had the 2 for £10.99 - cheese mac for him and snorkers and mash for moi
    5) then an afternoon of shopping with dd2. i have bought a beautiful dress - just need an occasion to wear it ;-) then back to church for the candlelit advent service followed by stovies. nom nom
    Which means yesterday i got to belt out o come o come emmanuel twice (would have been 3 times if i'd woken up for morning service). my absolutely fave hymn of the whole year.
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 4th Dec 17, 7:20 PM
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    Hello!

    Lovely walk with Haggis' ladies! Good chats with the doggies mummies!

    A bit of pottering , a bit of supermarket.

    Walked into town (40 minutes).

    In and out in 5 minuets to be re-registered at GP. Glad I've only put about 2lbs on ( surprisingly ) since I moved. Obviously dog walking balances overeating out!

    DD2's graduation dinner. Another big event missed. Her friends dad did the honours for the Father/ Daughter dance. Much sobbing from me. She looked stunning.

    Got a nice long top for £3 in charity shop and a bargainous and perfect set of curtains for DS room for the grand sum of £1.50! Would have been cheap at £3 but they had an extra 50% off!

    Walked in but all downhill so took bus back. An older lady (85) asked me where to get off and I told her that's where I was going so would see her right. Ended up doing a bit of a detour and walked her home. It was dark. She didn't know where she was. Not confused. But she'd taken the earlier bus but the windows were so dirty she'd missed her stop and had ended back in town. We had a good chat and I'm glad I was there to help her home.

    Had RTC pizza for tea.
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 4th Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    Pleasures for last few days


    1. puppy spaying went well and she is recovering well...
    I will not mention the two cones of shame she has destroyed in 2 days and the door & radiator she has chewed as we can no longer use her crate with the cone of shame attached to her neck !!


    2. went to see a friend on saturday afternoon and had a good (moan) chat and a Baileys


    3. DS has not been home for 3 days.
    (He's staying with "a friend" Think he has a new gf but I am not allowed to know and I am left looking after the puppy he "could not live without" just a few months ago)


    4. diabetes test results came back and Hba1c has gone down. Not sure how... must be the new tablets


    5. have written my Christmas cards, just need to send them second class. A real chore this year but I want to stay in touch with the many family members I don't see very often.
    Last edited by Skint yet Again; 04-12-2017 at 7:53 PM.
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    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 !!
    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 4th Dec 17, 8:25 PM
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    & Thank you that conjoured up a lovely picture, and makes it sound very worth it, I hadn't thought of mixing whiskey and brandy......
    1 Work done, jeez 9 days to go - still, went straight from there to visit DF.
    2 Unloaded the Mr T order that was delivered over there, and rescued our cooking apples and bread, DF surfaced for about 30mins, this time.
    3 Dropped into Mr T travelling back home as thought it was a good time, only for RTCs theme here sprouts, bacon, sausage meat for 25p each and various veg and exotic stuff all ranging from 14p to 25p spent 7.00.
    4 Got home, lovely to back into the driveway with all the Christmas lights, DH has been very busy today!
    5 I promised pizza take away, and rather than wait around ordered it online via quidco, and waiting for it now. Costco’s is far superior, but DH seems to like the chain one, just means I eat a little less pizza and more of the sides.
    6 V2 of mincemeat will be marinating when I get off my bum but only just back in, this better be amazing stuff.
    Last edited by Purple kitten; 04-12-2017 at 8:32 PM.
    • Kittikins
    • By Kittikins 4th Dec 17, 8:38 PM
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    1. Had my first mince pie today It was scrumptious!

    2. DD stopped me wasting money on something I didn't need to buy, good girl

    3. Was able to get a meeting with her head of year and deputy head this afternoon to discuss low-level bullying that DD has been suffering with in silence (until she exploded last week ). The pleasure is that they were very proactive and responded in exactly the way I wanted them do (i.e. how I would have at my own school) and DD was listened to and respected.

    4. Had a fun end to the afternoon making Christingle oranges with the class.

    5. Was so happy when they asked to do an extra English lesson today as they were really enjoying their writing, and hadn't quite finished

    No news on the mortgage front yet, but the solicitor is lined up and I've got the memorandum of sale from the estate agent. Roll on May!
    Sealed tin saving - trying to put everything under £1 in my purse in there each day
    House deposit savings £52,000
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 4th Dec 17, 10:53 PM
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    1) spent the day working at home. Not entirely mse as put the heating on, but managed to get through urgent job and delivery arrived ok
    2) left over pizza for lunch
    3) dd2and I did a wee bit of Christmas shopping online. She’ll pick it up at the shop for me
    4) then to caird Hall for Scottish ensemble by candlelight. I was the only one to don a crimbo jumper lol (normally go to one in Manchester and lots of crimbo)
    5) and now back home, feet up, tea made and archers on. Night all
    • Frith
    • By Frith 4th Dec 17, 11:19 PM
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    Not much headway made on the taxi problem. Had a meeting at school before 9am and phoned County (twice) but to no avail so will be driving to and from school each day... 50+miles a day again.


    Pleasures for today:


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Hens OK.


    3) Took bigger son to get interview clothes. He chose black trousers and a white shirt and I had to battle to stop him buying a black tie! He got a very sombre dark blue one in the end. No trousers fit him. We went to M and S and he is thinner than any size they make.


    4) House reasonably tidy, steamed the floors and cleaned the bathroom.


    5) Watched I'm a Celebrity.
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 5th Dec 17, 8:07 AM
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    Good luck to DS Frith.

    Hi all, not sure when I was last here so apologies for any repeat

    A strange few days in which my dad was taken to hospital (nothing life threatening, we don't think but his knee is excrutiating. Hospital can't find out why. i am on my way to see him now) and I got a bramble in my eye and it is completely red! i look rather demonic, it seems to be improving now but I keep forgetting when people look at me strangely..

    Pleasures for whenever

    1. Hedgelaying in ICT (hence the bramble). loved being in the outdoors and doing something constructive in good company.
    2. Much cake was consumed. i provided rocky road and mince pies, but there was a plethora of alternatives
    3. friends came for dinner one evening. I made lamb tagine
    4. we went to a pub in Aberdovey on Sunday evening. It was all rather seasonal. i like the area out of summer season more than in it.
    5. good train journeys with much work done
    6. OH and i had a walk by the sea in the Super moonlight. We saw a rather nice rock being washed by the tide and i said "if you loved me, you'd get that for me" and he did getting wet feet into the bargain. I also made him carry it home
    7. DS got 67% in his first 'proper' assignment, high 2:1 . Not bad for someone who 'only' got an E in his history A level.
    8. A soak in the bath after hedgelaying, watched Howard's End
    9. Easy tea last night of fish fingers and chips. But we had peas not beans, so wasn't orange tea
    10. My sister and I have decided not to buy each other christmas presents this year one less to worry about. (shamefully I threw her present to us last year away - it was flavoured coffees and i don't like them and left it too long to donate, the sell by date had gone )

    Have a nice day all - going to start coding my research, have text book at hand. then hospital this afternoon... My sister's words on saturday from the hospital were "i know he's in pain but, my god, he is bl00dy difficult" ....
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 5th Dec 17, 8:18 AM
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    That is so frustrating Frith

    1. Did 10k last night. 1hr05 which is not bad considering I wasn't feeling very well when I started. Felt fantastic afterwards. Still doing my 5k a day for charity so have my running stuff for a quick whizz at lunchtime.
    2. Lovely homemade smoothie for brekkie, lentil shepherds pie for lunch and courgetti for dinner. Food is glorious and we're lucky to have an abundance of it.
    3. Seeing the Christmas tree all lit up in the bay window as we left the house in pitch black at 7am
    4. Am able to work from home on Thursday which means I'll make DD's carol concert at the local church
    5. Been asked to help facilitate/present at a forum for global professional sports coaches in London on Friday (in a management consultant capacity - I know NOTHING about sports!). Really looking forward to it.

    Gosh, weeks are flying by at the moment between work, all the running, learning French, sorting out renovations at the house and running the house. I'm considering going back to uni PT too. Something may have to give!
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 5th Dec 17, 8:55 AM
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    Monday pleasures,

    A lie-in after a couple of early starts at the weekend.

    Into horsey town, very busy and had to search for parking space. Picked up a few bits including wooden FC in the BHF shop. Also used a £5 money off voucher in Mr Sparks.

    Stopped at tack shop to check on prices of shavings and saw old acquaintance, had a catch up, she is younger than me and about to become a Nanna!

    Got the mud dreadlocks out of Lulu's mane and washed her tail, least she went into stable reasonably clean!

    Uni Challenge so little grey cells exercised.
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 5th Dec 17, 9:39 AM
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    Just popping in to cheer everyone on. Hope it gets sorted, Frith, and delighted over KK's news.
    Not really got five, as yesterday was a quiet work from home day.

    1. Discovered the delight of fresh anchovy fillets. They never got as far as being battered for Jack Monroe's recipe, though. Lidl sourced, so not expensive.

    2. Christmas songs on the radio, will dig out my v. large collection of Christmas CDs. Some years I was too stressed to listen to these much, but not this year, they will be going on. (As I type, we have Mariah Carey booming out of the radio).

    3. Dr C's new snake 'Piggles' has settled and is eating, which was crucial.

    4. No more parcels appear to have gone missing. I've got some VERY expensive whisky arriving today. One I've tried a long time ago, and wanted to try again. Did debate giving it to son -in-law, but he has a three pack of Talisker miniatures for his birthday.
    Also have two skirts, a pair of expensive-for-me shoes, DGS's presents and a pair of crutches en-route. The joy of being able to buy things again without a scrimp and save. I have roughly £120 per week extra compared with May/June, and it has made a hell of a difference.

    5. Your pleasures, thank you.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 5th Dec 17, 12:14 PM
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    Game On!
    bop ashes to ashes funk to funky England's talent's done a bunky
    woo hoo
    Originally posted by DundeeDoll
    DD. no funk today then!

    5 There if you did not think it was not possible, seems that being grumpy yesterday has paid dividends this morning! Bring it on and let’s give the convicts a decent flogging! Also I am explaining this French game to a Frenchman at work. I used the easy explanation of four days on the tins and day five a result. I can go anyway! He is confused as yesterday it was …

    4 Watched another flick of net last night. Special Correspondents with Rick Gervias. Another good one well worth not paying the regressive TV Tax for!

    3 Had a ready meal last night for tea. Four week old home made chili. Served with fresh egg fried rice. Two egg version not daft old bens version! Long Grain rice, remember that Basmati is only 90% long grain anyway, but cost three times as much for a different name!

    2 Night BoP is preparing his beach ready body for next year in the gym!

    And away with the bats!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
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