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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 11th Sep 17, 6:11 AM
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    O/S Daily Monday 11th September 2017
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:11 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 11th September 2017 11th Sep 17 at 6:11 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 11th September 2017


    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.


    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that need/want one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Now light, cloudy but dry and quite chilly again.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Lunch yesterday was roast pork, roasties, mash, carrots, HG green beans, cauli/broc cheese, peas, yorkshires and gravy - there's only yorkshires and a small amount of mash left. I've stopped cooking extra unless I know I need it for another meal, ie, sometimes I cook extra potato to make into mash if I'm making shepherds pie, fish cakes etc as we've getting to later in the week and I find it in the back of the fridge which then gets thrown away. Tonight dinner is all day breakfast, I remembered to get the sausages out of the freezer, so that will be quite easy.

    I'm back to work today - it'll be either really busy or dead, it's likely to be busy as this is the first full week the children are back to school.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    Last edited by nmlc; 11-09-2017 at 6:19 AM.
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 11th Sep 17, 6:28 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread nmlc, hugs to all those in need.

    It's wet and windy here, I'm off to work in a sec, counting down the days until retirement.

    It's great having a working fridge/freezer, makes life a bit easier.

    I only have 2 boat cleans to do this week and one of the boats is my own, so an easier week ahead though I am expecting work to be really busy.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 11th Sep 17, 6:52 AM
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    Good morning, hope everyone is well. I have had a quick whizz through yesterday's thread and hope your DM continues to improve Gers.

    I've had a great weekend with friends and now back to the grindstone with a vengeance. I was meant to have today as holiday but need to go to a meeting this morning. I may be able to come home early. The house needs a bit of a clean. This is a gross understatement.

    Have a good day everyone
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Sep 17, 7:20 AM
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    Good Morning all and a dry sunny day at the moment . The gas people are going to start renewing the gas mains in my road this morning and will be there for 5 weeks ,deep joy not.noise,mess and lots of diversions ,still at least it won't be too cold when the gas is switched off for a day when they get down as far as my house .
    Book club this morning and I am hoping a delivery I am expecting arrives before I go I was in all day on Saturday and found a bit of screwed up paper on the door mat of the porch on Sunday morning saying they had tried to deliver it at 17.10 on Saturday ,well they didn't try hard enough as I was in the sitting room watching TV and no one rang my door bell Grr.. so I'll have to keep a sharp look out today.I can't understand why delivery people don't make more of an effort when delivering.Surely it must be a nuisance to keep returning. Its a present for my DD so I am hoping it will arrive when I am in today or it will have to be another returning visit.I am out tomorrow all day as well.Oh well I shan't pay for it until I get it at least .
    Right time to get a wriggle on Have a good day chums what ever you are doing

    Cheers JackieO xx
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 11th Sep 17, 7:28 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thanks for starting us off m,lc

    Gers I’m so glad that your mum is getting better and is being well cared for.

    Yesterday afternoon I decided to wash a throw from the sofa, and the washing machine has broken. It is nearly 14 years old so I’m not sure whether a repair will be the most economical option in the longer term. I’ll phone an engineer later and take it from there. It may be time to upgrade it.

    I need to take a couple of bits back to M & S that when I got them home didn’t fit. I prefer to bring things home to try on rather than in the store, even though it would save return trips like this.

    Dinner will be something with stewing steak. I got it out to defrost last night but haven’t decided what make with it yet.

    No exciting plans for today, just plodding along like usual.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 11th Sep 17, 7:47 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    Last night I got a takeaway which I ate in front of the TV! Now I'm just about to get up to start my day. I've been lying awake in bed for over an hour just thinking.

    This morning I'm taking some out of date medicines back to the pharmacy, buying DM some small sticky notes and take some more rubbish to the tip. I've chucked out a load of YS stuff from DM's fridge which won't get eaten now. I really wish she wouldn't buy YS food, only because she tends to keep it too long. She's in hospital because she cooked some YS mince and then left it for over a week before eating it, and not always in the fridge! It's a left over trait from the war years.

    After an early visit to DM I'll head home, in the rain.

    Happy Monday to all.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 11th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    Morning all,

    A cold and crisp morning. Uncomfortably freezing when I got into the car this morning at 6am.

    I was working on Saturday so went to the gym afterwards then swung by my friends en route home for a bit before they all went out for a few beers. I was knackered after work so decided against it and I'm glad I did.

    Yesterday I got lots of little bits and bobs done around the house. With most of my family on holiday, I had to make my own Sunday dinner for the first time in years! I opted for a bowl of soup.

    Been to the gym this morning and I've got football tonight. I've also got a friend coming over at some point to help me hide some wires behind my wall were my TV is, so a busy evening.

    Gers - Out of curiosity, why take out of date medicine back? I bin anything I find.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 11th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    Morning everyone, thanks for the start nmlc.

    Very windy and lots of rain here but nothing compared with what those poor souls are going through in the US, my hearts go out to them.
    I was really tired last night, we spent a good few hours dividing up Lulu's field into smaller paddocks as she has a big belly from all the grass! She was so sweet, following us around the field, it's a good sign that she wants to be with us and even my OH was comfortable with her in close proximity
    Today will be a housekeeping catch up day, both bathrooms need doing, towels are in the WM but will need to be tumble dried as will never dry with so much rain around.
    Lunch will be BS soup and supper something with fish!
    Glad to hear your Mum is doing better Gers please take of you as well x

    Have a good day folks x
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 11th Sep 17, 9:20 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Argghhhh really bad night, OH could not settle it was after 3am before I got to sleep, he dropped off just after 2am.

    Had to get up this morning, DHL are coming to collect the machine. Its a good job I did not seal it, as apparently any large box has to have its contents inspected to make sure whats on the box is actually in it!! Thats a first. Feeling a bit better this morning, but not quite right yet, early days.

    IF OH has not had his neurology appointment by tomorrow we have to ring the surgery, he was moaning and holding his head last night, nothing I can do, he just has to put up and shut up.

    Lamb yesterday was delicious, we will have some cold tonight with a jacket spud and tomato salad, we have a lot of little tomato's to use up.

    Gers.......glad your Mum is better, We had a friend who did the same thing as your Mum, she too ended up in hospital on a drip......I cleared her freezer out before she came out of hospital and chucked out stuff that had been in there for 3 years!!

    Very grey morning. I have given in and put the heat on, the house is so cold.

    I am very anxious about my friends in Florida, the hurricane has been down graded but it is north of Tampa so must have gone over them and the after storm will still be raging. I guess communications are going to be disrupted for a while.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 11th Sep 17, 9:26 AM
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    Speky ood medication should be disposed of by a chemists / pharmacy to ensure the chemicals used to make it don't contaminate anything by degrading in landfill & getting into the water and soil.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 11th Sep 17, 10:02 AM
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    Good morning everyone,
    Weather is looking decidedly iffy but hopefully it will stay dry long enough to get some more garden tidying done!
    I had a lovely evening last night sharing a takeaway with family then we all chilled out and watched a DVD. Surprisingly my Dad lasted the course, usually he heads off after he's eaten so that was good. My Dad has also taken the LO curry so I don't need to worry about using it up. We had ordered a meal for 2 with an extra curry- so much food. There was 5 of us, all good eaters and there was still LOs. I dread to think how much food there would have been if we had ordered for all of us!
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 11th Sep 17, 10:16 AM
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    Morning all

    Not raining here atm. DH has gone to photograph some trains at Lawrence Hill station.Ttrains are being diverted through there as Bristol parkway to Swindon is closed. Plans for the day include making a potato, mango and chickpea curry. DH cut the mango up for me before he went. He is having steak and chips tonight with DS who is coming to dinner.

    Gers glad your mum is being looked after and you can go home today.

    Csarina hope you can get OH sorted out.

    Lainey T have fun with Lulu.

    Well hugs and spoons all round. have a good day all.


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    • redruby
    • By redruby 11th Sep 17, 10:28 AM
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    Morning all


    Nice morning here atm but we are due rain later on today its also very windy. Got a load in the wm but don't think I will hang it out today as the rain is due at lunch time.


    Going to take it easy today as I am knackered, will have a quick tidy and sweep through take the dog up to the park then prepare dinner this afternoon will be a film on the sofa with Tiny Dog.


    DD has been ill over in Croatia it looks like food poisoning, she had pasta from a roadside stand and has been ill for two days, its horrible not being able to do anything, she feels better this morning but still very weak and unable to eat anything, poor thing.


    Im going to do a shepherds pie and veg for dinner nice comfort food, its been so chilly here in the evenings that we have lit the fire a couple of times, comfort food is the way to go.


    Right I had better get on have good days all xx
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 11th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    Morning all,

    up not so bright and early today but ive managed to get through most of my chores already. Just need to finish the laundry and start preparing tonights tea.

    Livewire started school today. He looked very smart in his school uniform i have to say.

    The hounds need a haircut rather badly but i might leave that till tomorrow.

    Ive got more stuff to be donated to our chosen charity. It will be picked up on Thursday... Meanwhile, i'm going try getting into the 'junk shed'. Its supposed to hold all the gardening tools but its just crammed full of junk. Wish me luck.

    Gers, thinking of your Mum, hope she is continuing to improve.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 11th Sep 17, 12:40 PM
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    Meanwhile, i'm going try getting into the 'junk shed'. Its supposed to hold all the gardening tools but its just crammed full of junk. Wish me luck.
    half a bag of mortar that has gone off, enough spare bathroom tiles to tile another bathroom, enough metal sheets to weld up an entire landrover.... and my eldest sons Bauer roller boots (he's 36 now).
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Sep 17, 2:02 PM
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    Wouldn't you know it, my parcel arrived 10 minutes after I left to go to book club,luckily my dear little neighbour Scarlett took it in for me so DD fancy chip pan hs arrived Its one that you only need a small amount of oil in, and I treated her to it for her anniversary present .I always try to buy her something usefulas well as some flowers and I know she had her eye on one of these. Hope she likes it, book club was good lots of chat about books and a nice cuppa to go with it.
    I have a U3A coffee morning tomorrow morning so another busy day ahead.

    Glad your Mum's picking up a bit Gers , although war-time habits are hard to break

    Take care all
    JackieO xx
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 11th Sep 17, 2:56 PM
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    Gers - Out of curiosity, why take out of date medicine back? I bin anything I find.
    Originally posted by SpekySquarehead
    What Floss said below! Always best to hand them in.

    Speky ood medication should be disposed of by a chemists / pharmacy to ensure the chemicals used to make it don't contaminate anything by degrading in landfill & getting into the water and soil.
    Originally posted by Floss
    Glad your Mum's picking up a bit Gers , although war-time habits are hard to break
    Originally posted by JackieO
    We already had a clear out of tinned goods from the year dot a few months ago. This time she had two sets of YS eggs dated 01 August (good for baking she declared today), two pots of double cream (waiting for buttermilk was her answer) and a lonely egg yolk in a little dish, all hard and horrible!

    I went in for an early visit and left clean nightwear, underwear, her iPad and moisturiser cream. She's warm and getting better, complaining about the food and the 'large brassy' woman who shouted at her.

    I'm back home now. Called in at college to get an update on students and lesson on how to use the VC equipment. The students I've got on Tuesdays are all on Islay. Wednesdays they are scattered between Oban, Arran, Dunoon and Campbeltown - don't think I've got any face to face teaching this semester!

    Off to unpack, read my post and have a wee rest.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 11th Sep 17, 3:32 PM
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    Thanks for the info on OOD medication. Makes sense I suppose. Every days a school day.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    I too always hand my unneeded or OOD medication back to the chemist as I would hate for an animal human or otherwise to be made ill by accidental use of it ,plus dumping into the water system is just as bad as landfill
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 11th Sep 17, 4:28 PM
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    What. A. Day.

    Mr LW had his follow-up GP appt this morning; he's been put on Omeprazole for a month, then has to go back - possible referral to chest specialist in the offing.

    Went into town to get script filled, also called at the bank as his cash card isn't working; it took ages to speak to someone; anyways his card's been cancelled and a new one ordered (concluded the ATM at the garage has somehow damaged it - it's the 2nd time it's happened, and it's his go-to ATM but he won't be using that one any more).

    Went back to S/Drug to collect the made-up script, and the pharmacist asked if he'd had his flu jab yet (no he hadn't, he was told this morning to think about making an appt to have it done) and offered to do it for him there and then - free as he's over 65. So he stayed and had that done (well it's a task out of the way) and S/Drug will inform the surgery that he's been jabbed.

    Mia's just been collected by her owner - who also asked if we take two dogs at once, as they're looking to get a friend for Mia - so that means they'll use us again for Mia's holidays.

    Just been in text contact with R, the other Carer covering Daisy's holiday - she'll be bringing Daisy to me at 18:00. Of course, I haven't met Daisy, and know next to nothing about her, beyond that she's a 13 year old Welsh Corgi; so I'm pretty much going to have to wing it there.

    So I need to do something quick'n'easy for dins, which won't be too filling, as we had lunch late, and I'm really not hungry. If it was just me, I'd simply skip dins, but Mr LW will need feeding, so I'll need to make something for him in any event.
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