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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
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    • babs 103
    • By babs 103 8th Oct 17, 8:28 AM
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    Yes I do get angry when I know people my age in other parts have the bus pass and I cannot get one, it would make life so much easier and cheaper.


    My main job today is going to be sorting my money out, so I know exactly how much I have for fresh stuff throughout the month, I will get my main shop delivered every two weeks (I think) and hope I don't need too much other times, the bus fare is a fiver return so I will have to add that onto my shop.


    I have my small list going of chores to be done and will continue with that, I think I saw a piece of the carpet in the bedroom yesterday but it could have been wishful thinking!


    Take care everyone and thank you x
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 8th Oct 17, 8:42 AM
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    Babs - hopefully you'll find fresh stuff lasts longer than you expect. I'm always surprised how long the veg lasts. Bread freezes well, and my last milk lasted me over 2 weeks and it wasn't the filtered stuff. Frozen or tinned fruit and veg can tide you over for a day or so, but I find I rarely need is and I shop very infrequently as I hate it.
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 8th Oct 17, 8:53 AM
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    Wrexham (wherever that is, I got it muddled with Hexham lol)
    Originally posted by mardatha
    It's North Wales, not that far from me (in a car) and for the distance from you really not interesting enough to be worth the journey! Chester is much the same distance and a lot prettier and has a lot of interesting historical bits
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 8th Oct 17, 11:09 AM
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    Hester, believe me, when you retire, using your bus pass will be the least of the exciting adventures waiting for you.

    Babs. A glimpse of carpet. Now that IS exciting. Small beginnings, honey, small beginnings. Build on that glimpse and it will soon become an acre, in a manner of speaking.
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    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 8th Oct 17, 2:50 PM
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    I hope you are taking care of yourself fuddle and that you fee l better soon.

    Well so far today I've done a boat clean, cooked a batch of meals for CHS for next week as he is on the late shift and doesn't finish until 10.
    I've cleaned our boat through and stripped the bed and remade it.

    I still have two pairs of trousers to take up and a big box of sloes to !!!!! and a gammon to roast.

    After that it's back to the crochet.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 8th Oct 17, 4:10 PM
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    I have a bus pass but most of the time I still pay the fare as I am still working. I will use it more when I retire.
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester
    Is that because you travel before 9.30am?
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 8th Oct 17, 4:18 PM
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    Cranky, My first job was in offices above the Grosvenor precinct in Chester

    Back home after visit to parents, via Halfords for a replacement tyre (puncture, not repairable )
    Washing done and hung out, coffee drunk, flowers arranged in vase. Catching up with Old Style threads and relaxing. Haven't a clue what we'll have for tea though!

    Hester I feel exhausted just reading about your day

    Monna, my in-laws don't drive but see car journeys as a big adventure. MIL provides us with drinks and sweets for our journey home from her, all of 50 miles! I do love a flask though and always carry emergency chocolate, just in case
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 8th Oct 17, 4:23 PM
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    Carlislelass, no, it's a personal choice, whilst I can pay I will.
    The gammon is cooking and the first pair of trousers is nearly done, I may leave the other pair until tomorrow as sewing with black thread on black fabric is hard on the eyes.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 8th Oct 17, 5:05 PM
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    Hester What were you going to do with the sloes? I've racked my brains but can't think of anything that wouldn't get past the swear filter
    • elona
    • By elona 8th Oct 17, 5:41 PM
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    ivyleaf

    Think of a word starting with p and rhyming with brick.
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 8th Oct 17, 5:46 PM
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    I have to pierce each Sloe with a needle to break the skin, it would be easier to freeze them as it has the same effect, it breaks the skin, but I don't have room in my very tiny freezer.
    Elona is correct the word I used does rhyme with brick.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Oct 17, 5:55 PM
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    Hips much better today. I managed to get a small Chicken much enjoyed by both of us, ages since we had a roast.

    Got 4 of those takeaway tubs of chow mein, 20p each normally £1. Will add a few extra veg to them warm up some of the left over chicken. Dinner should take not much more than 5 minutes as long as I slice the veg and pick the chicken before DS cones home.
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 8th Oct 17, 10:25 PM
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    Ah, maryb, we wrinklies are very civilised and know how to look after each other. You will probably also have noticed that when two wrinklies have to share a seat they are bosom pals by the time they get to their destination.

    I have had a good day. DS2 took me for my monthly visit to the supermarket and I managed to snaffle a YS chicken, a tray of sausages (Mr T's finest) and a pack of back bacon, all YS. Next week's meals will be variations on a theme.

    I got back home and discovered that the estate agents had left a message that they have arranged another viewing for a week on Monday. Fingers crossed.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

    TODAY'S PLEASANT THOUGHT.

    Bitterness, unforgiveness and holding a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    I once missed my stop on a bus listening to the conversation of the. "Wrinkles" in front

    Carlislelass, no, it's a personal choice, whilst I can pay I will.
    The gammon is cooking and the first pair of trousers is nearly done, I may leave the other pair until tomorrow as sewing with black thread on black fabric is hard on the eyes.
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester
    Ah, I thought you were a "twirly" (stands at the bus stop at 9.25 and, when a bus comes along asks the driver "am I too early" hence twirly...

    OH's registered address is in Wales (long story, don't ask) and was quite chuffed to hear he got his bus pass early. Then really disappointed when he found out he couldn't use it in England....
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Oct 17, 8:06 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    On the subject of bus passes we are entitled in Wales to get one at 60, however we cannot use them in England .
    Originally posted by nannywindow
    It is long past time there was a nationwide buspass - and not just "England only", "Wales only", presumably "Scotland only". Just one that we could use to travel right across the country - and I've got a vague idea from somewhere it used to be nationwide??

    The one thing I've found out re my Welsh buspass is that I gather I can get on any bus that starts here in Wales (even if it's only a mile into Wales) and then be on it for however far it goes (even if that's some distance into England). I believe people in North Wales use their Welsh buspass to go shopping over in bigger northern cities in England?

    I don't suppose that buspass would work in reverse - ie for those in Wales to be able to use it to do the exact same journey (but in reverse).

    The reverse of that is that anyone living in England could get on a bus going into Wales using their buspass and go as far into Wales as that particular bus would take them before they had to start paying.

    Does anyone know if that toll bridge (the Severn bridge?) between the two parts has buses going over it into Wales or no? Reason being that the toll is going to be abolished soon (yay!) and then people will readily be able to travel across the bridge and get to around Newport, South Wales, etc without having to pay tolls to cross the bridge any longer.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 09-10-2017 at 8:11 AM.
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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 9th Oct 17, 8:13 AM
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    Been a bit quiet lately, had a busy few days dismantling a huge american f/f that we gave to youngest son. It took 4 swearing Co-op delivery men to get it into the house, and we were worried that if it broke down or we had to move home, the HA would need to demolish the kitchen to get the bl00dy thing out. In the event, the RV took the doors off and the son plus 2 huge rugby playing mates managed it fine. Son now happily knocking back g&t with crushed ice, and I'm far happier with a normal shaped f/f. I got the big one cheap, knocked a few £100s off as it had a big scratch on each side - but who sees that when it's fitted in between kitchen units? It used an awful lot of elect though, glad to see the back of it.
    And for light hearted fun I'm knitting (very very slowly) a stranded cowl with 200sts. In black, while sitting in a dark corner of the livingroom wearing a black tshirt and dark jeans...
    • elona
    • By elona 9th Oct 17, 9:47 AM
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    mardatha

    It might be a good idea to put a light coloured towel or tea towel on your lap so you can make out what you are doing.
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Oct 17, 11:01 AM
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    Thanks elona and Hester, for explaining about the p-word

    I'm glad you got your chicken nursemaggie
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 9th Oct 17, 11:13 AM
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    Oh dear Hester, I am embarrassed to admit that I realised at once what you were going to do to those sloes. I am beginning to read asterisk pretty fluently.

    MMF007. I like the idea of emergency chocolate and am prepared to be very flexible as to what constitutes an emergency.

    Mar, don't worry. If we come a-calling we will be able to locate you by the whites of your eyes.

    I have a house viewing booked for a week today so am spending this week doing as much as I can to make the house look irresistible. There is still far too much of the family's clutter around the place and DS2 will have to be pressured into whipping the garden into shape. He comes regularly to mow lawns but there is a whole lot more that needs doing. We still have DGS's fishing boat in the drive that seems to be a magnet for all the things no one knows what to do with.

    THOUGHT FOR TODAY.

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 9th Oct 17, 11:22 AM
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    THOUGHT FOR TODAY.

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    We have a friend with a less than diplomatic husband, she yells 'RONAN' at him when she thinks he is going to say something daft, when we asked why she sang 'You say it best, when you say nothing at all!!!'
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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 9th Oct 17, 11:47 AM
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    You can tell the meat of a woman by the colour she knits with. Black?! Mar you're harder woman than I
    Good enough is good enough.

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