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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 30th Nov 17, 5:46 AM
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    Thursday 30th November O/S Daily
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:46 AM
    Thursday 30th November O/S Daily 30th Nov 17 at 5:46 AM
    This is an ďover the garden fenceĒ type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. Itís a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things weíre going to do today or what weíve achieved already. Everyoneís welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasnít 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 donít post large pictures, or clip art Ė links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that donít 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 want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 30th Nov 17, 6:03 AM
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    Good morning chums ,woke up at silly o'clock this morning and decided as I was wide awake I wouldn't waste it in bed ,so already I have put the washing machine on and stripped and remade the bed with fresh stuff :0

    Had a really nice evening last night at the Making Miracles charity tea and buffet thank you to the volunteers .Great work done for the folk of Kent and, even all the left over odds and ends we were told to use up or take home so I came home with an orange, two apples and a kiwi fruit and half a dozen small sausage rolls which my DGs will nibble this afternoon after school.Plus some more wool for the blankets and I met another lady there who will knit several white squares for me as I am always running out of white squares. 'The Big Knit' at Rochester Cathedral produced over 2000 of them and they have been sewn together to make 80 odd baby blankets which will be sold to raise funds for the charity,(I managed to make and sew 11 of them ) The charity is spreading outwards and now covers Dartford,Swanley ,Gravesend and the Medway. It raises awareness for families with prem babies and for the Mums who have lost their little ones and need counselling and help.

    I like to do my bit as I enjoy knitting and it keeps my fingers busy while watching TV,I also knit for The Linus Charity as well .

    At the moment as well as that I have my grandsons wife to make a blanket for as she is in New York with my DGS and I have promised her one as well as my forthcoming first Gt.granddaughter who is due to arrive in March,so plenty to keep me busy :0

    Its my eldest DDs 50th this saturday but with her pa-in-law being so poorly in a hospice its not going to be a brilliant one for her .She has not had a good deal of luck with BIG birthdays as her 40th she was running me back and forth to the hospital after my mastectomy and following chemo.But we will get through things as we do in the family.

    This afternoon after school three on my DGS are coming to put up my tree, and decorate it as they do every year I make them some mince pies and they do all the work ,seems like a reasonable exchange

    I hope every one is warm and dry as the weather is pretty nippy at the moment and Jack Frost has been about outside and the cars are all sparkling with some white ice .

    Right time for a shot of coffee I think .

    Take care chums if you are driving, as the sudden drop in temperature can mean black ice is around

    Cheers everyone

    JackieO xxx
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 30th Nov 17, 6:28 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 6:28 AM
    Morning All

    Thanks for the start JackieO, you're certainly busy.

    Cold again today but I'll go and thrash the water at the pool before work which always warms me up.

    Washing up to date and all organised for the school fair tonight, not sure that we will sell anything but it's worth a go.

    Hugs to all with worries and/or poorliness.

    Not much else to report, how's the kitchen coming on RR?

    Have a good day, take care. XX
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 30th Nov 17, 6:29 AM
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    Morning JACKIE and all to follow. Brr it's minus 1 here and not set to rise above 2 all day!

    Flying visit from me as we have the 2 bus and 1 train trek to Leeds for Mr TA's Oncology injection. But first I have the 3 DGDs to rouse and get ready for school. Youngest is off on a school trip to a museum somewhere and she is all excited as she will see Egyptian mummies but she has no idea where the museum is!

    For once we do not have to rush back from Leeds as the DGDs are not back tonight for tea and sleepover. They are most put out that they will not get their usual weekly fix of Bolognese Bake!! DD's early shift tomorrow has been changed to a late one so she will be able to take them all to school. We will pick them up after school instead!

    Congrats to FLOSS. Well done you.

    Have a good day folks and wrap up warm. ((HUGS)) for all who want/need them and take care xx
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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 30th Nov 17, 6:32 AM
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    Morning everyone

    jackieO - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

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

    Still dark here and cold, slightly frosty too.

    Dinner last night was fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg, I remembered to get the chicken out to defrost so tonight will be HM chicken, bacon and mushroom pie, mash, veg and gravy.

    Work yesterday was a strange day, the all or nothing scenario, but now on days' off until Monday. I have the ongoing "to do" list. I'll just be working my way through, getting done what I can, and I do need to make and steam the xmas puds, that may become a job for tomorrow once I've been to do the food shopping.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 30th Nov 17, 6:41 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Wow it's a chilly morning here for sure. I have already put the heating on as my lovely friend is coming over for breakfast in an hour or so. Her son is dropping her off here for a couple of hours before he heads off to college. It will be so lovely to see her, we don't get together as much now as her husband has been diagnosed with dementia and she doesn't like to leave him for long.

    I had a great phonecall with Becky yesterday. She sounded much more upbeat and happy and we spent a little time talking about her upcoming birthday. She wants to just go out for lunch with me so I am looking around for a nice restaurant. I am so looking forward to her coming home on Friday and then we are putting up the Christmas decorations on Saturday.

    I've taken out some chicken breast to defrost for dinner tonight. I am fancying a good hot curry to warm us all up. I have some naan breads as well to go with and I might try my hand at making some onion bhajees. It shoould help with poor Steve's cold as well as his nose is alternating between being blocked and running like a tap. He has manfully gone to work though as they are desperately short of inspectors due to others being off with sickness.

    Phoebe helped me have a good sort through of some cupboards and drawers yesterday. It works out well as she gets to earn some extra pocket money and I get a clean and tidy house . I will need to tackle the kitchen cupboards next as they are too full of stuff including the plastic tubs which seem to breed as soon as you take your eyes of them.

    Well that's all from me for now, hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 30th Nov 17, 6:52 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Floss Ė congratulations on the job.
    Gers and Lainey I hope that you are ok and that you are recovering well.
    TA Iím pleased that Morning Mr TA got his Oramorph but how frustrating for you to have to wait in for a phone call like that.
    Redruby It sounds like the kitchen is coming along nicely.
    Nelski ĖI hope that your mumís GP can sort out something to help her and then with a bit of luck will ease the situation for you.
    Nannywindow Ė enjoy the class assembly.
    I had forgotten about TRUís festive treat, Iím really looking forward to it.

    It is really cold this morning. I hope that you are all keeping warm.

    I plan to stay in the warm today Iím not sure that I could walk that far still and I really donít want to risk another fall, with the icy pavements.

    It will be another freezer meal today. Something nice and warming I think. Iím not sure what though. Most of the quick meals are in the freezer in the outhouse so Iíll have a look when it is light.

    Hugs to everyone else who is poorly at the moment and struggling.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 30th Nov 17, 7:46 AM
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    Good morning all and thank you Jackie O.
    Cold and dry here, none of the sleet or snow, which was forecast. Yesterday was terrible, heavy sleet showers and a strong wind.
    Just plodded along yesterday, and I think today will be similar, except that I'll go to my card making class this afternoon.
    Glad to hear positive news about Becky DUMPLING, and hope Mr and Mrs TA get through their day ok,
    Hope everyone has as good a day as they can.
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 30th Nov 17, 7:51 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:51 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:51 AM
    Morning all,

    This morning's plan is to take the sulphite allergy by the horns and start making my own bread. I'm thinking soda bread so I'm calling into Sainsburys after the school run for some organic wholemeal flour and some buttermilk.

    I hope all the people with aches and pains are feeling better and I'm glad to hear that Becky sounds more cheerful Dumpling.

    Take care all of you
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 30th Nov 17, 7:57 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread JackieO and hugs to all those in need.

    Another one here looking forward to Tru's festive postings.

    I've done my early morning chores that include taking hubby to work for 6am, feeding the ducks and swans, wiping the condensation of the windows, emptying the ash pan and rebuilding the fire, it stayed in all night thankfully as it -1 last night.
    I've had my breakfast & now I need to start on my second lot of chores, emptying the ash bucket outside, emptying the car, yesterdays shopping (wood for a project) is still in there, I also need to clean the bathroom, put the WM on and put some clean clothes away.

    I shall keep an eye out for the local boat engineer, he was working on a nearby boat yesterday so I made him a coffee as the boat is unoccupied, if he's around I'll make him coffee again.

    have a good day everyone.
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 30th Nov 17, 8:18 AM
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    Morning all,

    Hounds were restless in the night so I was awake more than I was asleep. Good job I love them.

    Not much to do today but im sure I can find something.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 30th Nov 17, 8:21 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Cold here too, no frost but still nippy.

    Yesterday I felt rather wobbly, think the shock hit me, however Iím much better today. My head isnít as tender and I can touch it again.

    Iím off down to Glasgow in a hour or so, Iíll be calling in at the body shop to get the repair quote done. Hopefully all the admin can be done quickly and I can get the car in very soon.

    Dumpling - it was so lovely to read about Becky's phone call, must be so reassuring for you and Steve.

    Itís St Andrewís day here, think itís law that we eat some shortbread!

    Happy Thursday to all.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 30th Nov 17, 8:36 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Glad to hear that things look a tad more positive Dumpling
    Hugs Nelski.

    Cold and bright here today, we are forecasted snow for this afternoon so intend to get everything done before it starts and then just hunker down!
    We have BT coming out again about our internet, they were here on Tuesday and despite the online assistance showing that the problem is outside, he insisted on coming in the house to fix it. Of course it didn't work, in fact it's a lot worse so we will see what is said this morning. The problem is the line comes between the posts along the lane and can be affected by the branches of the beech trees, suspect that the high winds of a week or so ago have done that again. They are due between 10am and midday, another two hours of my day wasted!

    Will see what the weather is like and decide if I will go over to see Lulu, I did leave her warm turnout rug out as the wind chill means the temp is well below zero but she will be snug as a bug.

    Have a good day folks, hopefully this will post! X
    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 30th Nov 17, 8:48 AM
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    Brr chilly here this morning-14 degrees in the house. DH is still asleep as we have had a busy week so far looking after DGS, shoppin and. housework.

    DD has done something to the flush in her loo so we have that rumbling on. It is a cistern with a top flush in the lid. She took the lid off to put a loo block in there and couldn't get ot to flush through the lid again. She can operate it with the lid off. DH can't help as we have a loo handle cistern. It needs someone who knows! She spoke to her kandlord and asked her to get it mended. Well her landlord thinks it is DD's fault, and I agree,for meddling with it,so DD is in a bit of a stalemate. She will probably have to get a plumber.

    There is always something with children, isn't there? Even when they are adult.

    Look after yourself Holly H, Dumpling glad Becky is feeling more positive. Jackie O nice thrifty haul from yesterday's do.

    Well wrap up and keep warm all and have a good day all.


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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 30th Nov 17, 9:13 AM
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    Good morning
    Holly keep off that leg again lady better to get it fully right before you start tour treks again
    Jackie well done on the blanket knitting I bet they are really appreciated
    nannywindow hows your wrist?
    dumpling sounds like you have lovely quiet plans for Becky's birthday

    They were right about today being the coldest day of the week, everyone is scraping cars and looking frozen outside my window.
    Pleased I don't have anywhere to go till a bit later.

    Need to nip to Asda at some point to pick up a couple of bits I ordered online ...one being a christmas jumper I am planning on a real bah humbug one this year after the God awful year I have had and no way do I want to celebrate with a big dad size empty space at my table. Anyway I have conceded on the jumper for a trip to Manchester markets with the girls next week

    Made a lovely veg soup yesterday in the slow cooker, its always a nice surprise to taste what my haphazard combinations of fridge bottom stuff turn out like. need to portion it up today (theres loads ) then freeze them ready to take to mum. Least she will be getting some nutrition. I had a pizza for dinner but I only managed one slice as it was horrible and unfortunately hit the bin (most unlike me to chuck food but it was inedible ) Today I will have a bowl of soup for lunch then a freezer surprise for dinner probably sausage casserole.

    Really hated watching Iain and Amir eat the treats last night in the jungle even worse though was the way Amir blamed it all on Iain. Hope the public vote gets rid of them now it was really mean.

    hope every one keeps warm today particularly the poorly gang
    • redruby
    • By redruby 30th Nov 17, 9:22 AM
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    Morning all


    Very cold but bright here with a sharp frost. I must put the wm on with some towels and get them on the line for a blow.


    Kitchen is going well thank you for asking, new fridge came yesterday and is in place but I need to pull it out today and rub down the walls that I filled yesterday and then paint the wall, OH has done 95% of the work bless him, I am basically a gofer and tea / lunch maker.
    Today the worktop should be arriving which OH will cut then I sand and oil it, we need the oven 'plumbed in' new lights putting up tiles doing and skirting to go on, then the lot needs painting, so we are getting there.


    Mums for dinner again tonight I think she is doing beef stew which will be nice and warming.


    Have a good day everyone.


    I must say I am looking forward to Tru's Christmas carol corner !
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 30th Nov 17, 9:46 AM
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    Morning everyone, it is very cold here and a thick frost and I'll probably stay in today, next week I shan't have the choice so making the best of it.
    Hope everyone has as good a day as possible
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    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 30th Nov 17, 10:22 AM
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    Morning all,

    Its a gorgeous day here but oh so cold...the log burner is doing its thing.DS and I took DGS to nursery school,he was a bit reluctant but perked up and ran in.We took the scenic route back over the hills,& could see the tall posh hotel in Manchester.
    Nelski,might see you there,DH and I are hoping to get there to the markets next week too.Today I'm hoping we are going to Bents garden centre at Glazebury,they have wonderful displays at Christmas,and I want some meat from the butcher there.
    Dumpling hope Becky enjoys her birthday,glad she's brighter.

    Feeling a bit groggy as the van alarm went off last night at 12.45,then again half an hour later,seems to be going wonky.I couldnt get back to sleep for ages so was reading on my kindle.DH got dressed and went out,then kept most of his clothes on in case he had to go out again but fell asleep and woke this morning still half dressed

    Got a rice pud in the slow cooker,but not sure on tea,depends if I get some meat I bought our turkey crown off the market on Tuesday so thats safely stowed in the freezer.
    Have a good day everyone xx
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 30th Nov 17, 10:37 AM
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    Morning all,

    Its a gorgeous day here but oh so cold...the log burner is doing its thing.DS and I took DGS to nursery school,he was a bit reluctant but perked up and ran in.We took the scenic route back over the hills,& could see the tall posh hotel in Manchester.
    Nelski,might see you there,DH and I are hoping to get there to the markets next week too.Today I'm hoping we are going to Bents garden centre at Glazebury,they have wonderful displays at Christmas,and I want some meat from the butcher there.
    Dumpling hope Becky enjoys her birthday,glad she's brighter.

    Feeling a bit groggy as the van alarm went off last night at 12.45,then again half an hour later,seems to be going wonky.I couldnt get back to sleep for ages so was reading on my kindle.DH got dressed and went out,then kept most of his clothes on in case he had to go out again but fell asleep and woke this morning still half dressed

    Got a rice pud in the slow cooker,but not sure on tea,depends if I get some meat I bought our turkey crown off the market on Tuesday so thats safely stowed in the freezer.
    Have a good day everyone xx
    Originally posted by RosyRed

    I will be the one with a really tacky green jumper covered with a huge santa face lol when you going? its thursday for me maybe we could meet for a gluehwein

    BTW love Bents so much and nowadays its a full day out!! Im there on monday for some overpriced lunch with a friend but hey its worth it
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 30th Nov 17, 12:44 PM
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    Afternoon ((((((((((hugs))))))))))) if you need one.

    Up, breakfast and off to Aldi, £71 spent, but I have meat etc for Christmas, just need the last minutes things and fresh fruit and veg the week before Christmas.

    It took ages to put everything away when I got back. I had to defrost the car before I could set off, its brrrrr out there.

    I plan to cut out a bag and overlock the fabric this afternoon, then I cam spend an afternoon making it up......No more bags made out of curtain fabric unless I an get someone to donate some old ones.

    OH is planning a siesta, so I can start on the bag then.

    Dumpling, pleased to hear that Becky was happier yesterday, I hope the improvement continues.

    Sausage and mash for supper.
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