Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 3rd Dec 17, 5:50 AM
    • 2,897Posts
    • 39,332Thanks
    nmlc
    O/S Daily Sunday 3 December 2017
    • #1
    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:50 AM
    O/S Daily Sunday 3 December 2017 3rd Dec 17 at 5:50 AM
    O/S Daily Sunday 3 December 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 want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Now getting light here, not so cold.

    DH and myself up and enjoying first peaceful cuppas, I'm now about to have porridge for brekkie too. Went to bed very early last night as I'd not slept very well the night before, so now my body clock is out of sync.

    Dinner last night was pizza, chicken portions, curly fries, coleslaw/pasta salad, today we'll be having roast beef, roasties, mash, cauli/broc cheese, carrots, brussels, peas, yorkshires and gravy.

    Yesterday afternoon was very chilled, as was last night, today will be much the same, I'll be prepping the lunch and then organising the pack ups ready for tomorrow whilst the lunch is cooking.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    Last edited by nmlc; 03-12-2017 at 7:09 AM.
    WEIGHTLOSS SINCE JUNE 2009 - 5 ST 2LB
Page 1
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 3rd Dec 17, 8:05 AM
    • 1,160 Posts
    • 9,778 Thanks
    Hollyharvey
    • #2
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:05 AM
    • #2
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:05 AM
    Morning everyone

    I slept well for a change last night and only woke up once which was good for me, and I feel much better for it this morning. I got up and made myself some tea and toast and took it back to bed and watched a bit of TV.

    This morning my brother and sister in law are coming over. They said that they are going to bring me a few treats as I havenít been able to get out. It will be nice to see them and they can park here and walk into town to do some shopping as I am only 5 minutes from the town centre.

    There is a Christmas street market on in town today and I would have liked to have had a look around but I darenít walk on my leg yet. Iím hoping Iím able to walk on it by next Wednesday because I would like to go up to the town for the late night shopping. There is always a lovely atmosphere and a neighbour has suggested that we have a look around and then go for a drink. I am starting to go a bit stir crazy now and badly need to get out for a while.

    Anyhow, hugs to everyone who is poorly at the moment and struggling with life.

    Have a good Sunday everyone whatever you are doing.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 3rd Dec 17, 8:20 AM
    • 1,285 Posts
    • 14,543 Thanks
    ancientofdays
    • #3
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:20 AM
    • #3
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:20 AM
    Morning all, grey and drizzly here but not very cold.
    Family still asleep, I'm about to start doing preps for Sunday dinner, roast beef etc. I must make yorkshires.

    I have been up for a while, listening to a mouse rustling about but haven't seen it. Letting agent dropped in yesterday to pick up the emergency radiators for someone else to use and I reminded her about the back door. She took a photo and said that she thought it had been done. Er no. Apparently she will get onto that on Monday. Wait and see.

    I need to empty the wm and drape stuff on hangers so will wish you all a pleasant day.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 3rd Dec 17, 8:28 AM
    • 3,247 Posts
    • 38,822 Thanks
    Hard Up Hester
    • #4
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:28 AM
    • #4
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:28 AM
    Morning all.

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

    I was awake for a couple of hours during the ight despite spending g a few hours wrangling three year old twins, a 12 year old and a dog..

    I have two huge worries neither of which I can post about until the situations are resolved, and I can be kept awake for hours with nonexistent worries!

    My lovely CHS worked really hard yesterday and made a wine rack into a spice rack and made an insert for a drawer to give me more work surface.

    It's time I put the kettle on and got the fire going.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • tru
    • By tru 3rd Dec 17, 8:34 AM
    • 8,588 Posts
    • 43,437 Thanks
    tru
    • #5
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:34 AM
    • #5
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:34 AM


    The First Noel, the Angels did say
    Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
    In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
    On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
    Born is the King of Israel!


    In my calendar Ė Father Christmas

    Morning


    CRANKY My calendar is Cadbury too and I remember a couple of blobs from last year Ė perhaps we could help each other out with identifying them?

    I've got a lot more energy this morning and my tastebuds have started working again. Just rice krispies for breakfast but they tasted fabulous I'm going to flick through my diary today and see exactly what I need to catch up on, then write a plan for the next few days so I can get back to my normal routine.

    Bulletproof
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 3rd Dec 17, 8:43 AM
    • 15,611 Posts
    • 127,504 Thanks
    JackieO
    • #6
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:43 AM
    • #6
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:43 AM
    Good Morning chums had a short but deep sleep last night and was awake by 6.30 even though I put my light out by 1.30
    This morning I am going to nip into Chatham to see if I can get a terramundi pot for my eldest DD.On amazon they are about £20 odd but if I can find the B&M in Chatham they apparently have ones for about £3.00 as it will eventually be broken £3.00 sounds better and its only a little gift to go with her main presents I go into Chatham about once or twice a year at most as I am not a great shopper and large towns make me irritable,but as Rochester has the Dickens festival on hopefully most folk will go there and Chatham town centre may be quieter that's the theory anyway.I may walk along to the Making Miracles stall and see how its doing afterwards.I was supposed to do an hour or so yesterday on there but life got in the way as usual.but it will be interesting to see if the blankets are selling OK.Altogether all the squares knitted made over 80 blankets for babies which will be sold to raise funds I made 11 of them .Plus one of my quiz team is dressing up as father christmas so its something I must take a photo of .I shan't bother with the car as its too hard to park at this time of the year down there. I will get the bus instead

    Racking my brains to think what I can get youngest DD for her birthday on the 19th of this month Her Christmas presents are all sorted but I always struggle buying a birthday one Maybe I will get inspiration when I am out. Plus leaving the car behind means a mulled wine and hot mince pie can be eaten at some point

    Have a good day chums what ever you are doing and keep warm and dry

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 3rd Dec 17, 8:44 AM
    • 2,650 Posts
    • 27,461 Thanks
    CRANKY40
    • #7
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:44 AM
    • #7
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:44 AM
    Good morning all,

    We had a lovely time at our friend's elf party yesterday. I t was mostly small children and there were only about 8 of them so it wasn't a hard work event. The HT is very good friends with the party giver's sister so the older ones were happy to have a few hours together too.

    Today is going to be a "take it easy but do the ironing" day as my leg is still a bit sore. I'm also hoping to get a bit more of my knitting done.

    Thank you tru. I had no idea what today was either but the HT managed to identify it.

    Take care all of you
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 3rd Dec 17, 8:46 AM
    • 12,166 Posts
    • 35,675 Thanks
    Nelski
    • #8
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:46 AM
    • #8
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:46 AM
    Morning all

    Very grey and damp here today but better than ice

    Cooked the roast chicken yesterday it certainly wasn't what I would call large but thats Asda for you.
    Despite this I was very old style and stripped it down to make 3 me size portions of roast breast for sunday lunches, 3 portions of chicken tikka masala and finally the bones and any remaining meat went in the slow cooker with a load of veg to make a stock.I reckon that will make me at least 4 portions of chicken and sweetcorn soup today....all in all a good haul from a 4 quid chicken I reckon.

    I did of course wreck the kitchen cooking so today I need to bring that back up to standard once the soups made.

    Sunday Brunch today with the lovely Simon Rimmer will have to clean kitchen in the ad breaks

    Enjoyed Strictly last night but I really hope Alex is in the dance off with Debbie as the are both the judges pets so would be good to wipe the surprised look off their faces when the judges crawl all over them

    Food tonight will be chicken dinner with leeks and sprouts roast tatties gravy and the obligatory yorkshire pud

    Hope everyone has a restful Sunday
    • Floss
    • By Floss 3rd Dec 17, 8:47 AM
    • 4,096 Posts
    • 33,749 Thanks
    Floss
    • #9
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:47 AM
    • #9
    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:47 AM
    Happy Sunday everyone

    Woke at 6am wide awake after too much tonic in my gins last night for DHs birthday outing to a local gin distillery Christmas event Came down & curled up with the cat under a fleece blanket to watch the cricket but got fed up so watched Strictly instead!

    DS2 & DDiL are here...well he is cos his shoes are by the stairs, I think she has gone out early to do a work thing in the next town. DH is sleeping off his gins upstairs

    Plans today include picking up my car, choosing our Christmas tree, making a chicken curry for tea and quite possibly a snooze on the sofa later.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 3rd Dec 17, 9:20 AM
    • 3,586 Posts
    • 41,772 Thanks
    camelot1001
    Morning everyone

    Dry, bright and fairly mild today, may chance putting the washing out for a while.

    Yesterday's christmas market was a lot better but not that many folk through the door. It's the first time they have had one there but it was nice and spacious and more importantly very friendly. We'll not do it again but was good fun.

    Shopping to do this morning then an early christmas dinner with friends, they have another friend who will also be away over the festive period so we can all celebrate together.

    I have a tealight advent calendar, quite nice but they do all smell the same!

    Hope you all have a good Sunday, take care. XX
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 3rd Dec 17, 9:34 AM
    • 1,741 Posts
    • 20,691 Thanks
    LaineyT
    Morning everyone,

    Grey and drizzly here in a East Anglia but cosy in the house and have just enjoyed bacon butties, the dogs have also had their weekly treat of a rasher each
    Later today we are going to a service of remembrance at the hospice where darling Mum was, its called Light up a Life and Mum is a star on their Christmas tree, will take plenty of tissues as know it will be emotional but as always my lovely man will be there at my side.
    Other than that not much planned, my friend will bring Lulu in for me as not enough time to do that before the service.
    We have some chicken for supper which will be all prepped and ready for when we get home.

    Thanks for the carol TRU, hugs to all poorlies and those struggling, happy Sunday folks x
    • redruby
    • By redruby 3rd Dec 17, 10:05 AM
    • 6,505 Posts
    • 90,093 Thanks
    redruby
    Morning all,


    cold and drizzly here, no washing on the go as I have run out of washing tablets, OH will do a dash to the shop later, no point doing a big shop atm while we are in such a mess.


    Today I need to re-oil the wooden counters which should be the last coat, then I can clean the cupboards out and start to put things back in.


    We still have no cooker so not sure what dinner will be tonight, might get some big jackets and cook them in the mw and finish off in the log burner.


    Back to work tomorrow so I need to get as much done today as possible.


    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • Gers
    • By Gers 3rd Dec 17, 10:13 AM
    • 5,956 Posts
    • 35,503 Thanks
    Gers
    Good morning everyone.

    I’ve been awake for ages enjoying watching the sky clear and become watery blue. Rain is on the horizon for today.

    Tru - thanks the treat.

    TA - are you still feeling rotten. Hope you get better soon.

    Camelot - the craft fairs round here are not very inspiring.

    My plans for today are to do the one of monthly spreadsheets for my voluntary work and get the papers ready for the NHS. The other one, the council return, is due in two weeks time.

    Whilst I’ve been lazing this morning I’m listening to a load of music using my Am*zon prime membership. I’ve just started to really use it for music and films / TV shows, and enjoying it. Mind you, I’m really looking forward to the BBC doing a short release of some classic stuff from 16 - 30th December on iPlayer.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2017-11-28/bbc-iplayer-christmas-2017-doctor-who-sherlock/

    Anyway, life is calling me to participate now. Happy Sunday to all.
    Last edited by Gers; 03-12-2017 at 10:16 AM.
    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 3rd Dec 17, 11:00 AM
    • 978 Posts
    • 11,865 Thanks
    Gintotmelinda
    Morning all

    DH and I got up later than usual after staying up watching tv. Mince is in the slow cooker for a cottage pie tonight. not much else planned except for a bit of ironing and maybe I will bake a Victoria sandwich if DH is very nice to me,

    DH has zipped to the shops for a few bits and pieces as he wants to replenish the nuts hanging on the cherry tree. I need a new dustpan and brush after DS used the indoor one to clear up some broken glass at the end of our drive the other day.

    Well hugs to poorlies and worried. Holly H hope your leg improves TA hope you feel better today. Lainey and HH hugs.

    Enjoy your Sunday folks.


    Gintot
    "It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world"
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 3rd Dec 17, 11:08 AM
    • 1,772 Posts
    • 16,618 Thanks
    csarina2
    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Late up again, brekkie in bed, shower, dressed laundry out on the line although I doubt it will dry much, will finish it off on the rads later.

    OH is about to go out and slit the bags of horse manure and tip it at the top of the garden to 'mature' hopefully it will be ok by the spring if we get some good cold weather.

    Pork for supper, I will take out some fruit and make a large crumble, it will do us 3 suppers.

    I forgot to get OH's yogurt when I went to Aldi, si he is going to have to go without until I can get in and get some.

    It is a dull morning, there is a slight breeze, but thats all. Its not as cold as it was so I have turned the heating down again. The bedroom rad is off and the window open to get some fresh air into the room.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 3rd Dec 17, 11:22 AM
    • 455 Posts
    • 5,580 Thanks
    nannywindow
    Morning all, Happy Sunday.
    Yesterdays present wrapping didn't go as planned, it took 4hrs to wrap the DGC's pressies and sort DD's hamper basket. Mind you I was aided and abetted by Mr Fix It who seemed to think he was working for the gift wrap section of Harr*ds. He was so meticulous, unfortunately the DGC will just rip the paper off in 20 seconds . Anyway I didn't get round to posting the cards, I treated myself to a lavender bath instead .
    This morning I have prepped the veg, put the hoover over the dining room to pick up the debris from the wrapping and put a load in the WM. I watched a cat play chase with a squirrel around my lawn earlier, the cat was on a hiding to nothing, I'm sure the squirrel was an Olympic athlete . Nothing much else will be done today as Dad is coming over, although I may try and post my neighbours cards when he goes home.
    NMLC thanks for the start off
    Tru thanks for the carol, glad you are feeling better.
    LaineyT plenty of hugs heading your way today.
    JackieO belated birthday wishes to your DD
    Floss belated birthday wishes to your OH
    Cranky and Holly take things easy and rest your legs.
    Hester like the "children wrangling" , could be a new career .
    Take care and sending hugs all round.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 3rd Dec 17, 2:39 PM
    • 3,247 Posts
    • 38,822 Thanks
    Hard Up Hester
    Just popping back to thank Tru.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • dp1
    • By dp1 3rd Dec 17, 4:57 PM
    • 216 Posts
    • 1,484 Thanks
    dp1
    Hi everyone
    I've had a nice lazy afternoon with my laptop and The Sunday Times. Been browsing for books for eldest DD and also at childrens books as she said she will invite her friend over who has a little boy, whilst shes at home for Christmas and I'd like to buy him something. Shes booked to come home on 15th December but hasn't decided how long for yet. She's in her final year at uni and has masses of work to do including designing 125 outfits and a 12000 word dissertation! She desperately need a bit of rest time and mine and her granny's cooking! Oh and cuddles from the cats.
    Youngest DD has booked a week's holiday in Gran Canaria with a friend from 15th December - she has almost 4 weeks off work. And me....well I'm at work until the 22nd.
    I have found my Christmas cards and paper...but haven't actually done anything with them yet!
    It's pitch black here already so I'm going to go and shut all the blinds and put the oven on for tea. I have some cooked chicken defrosted and will do roast veg and Yorkshire pudding to go with it...nice and easy.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 3rd Dec 17, 5:01 PM
    • 10,034 Posts
    • 107,755 Thanks
    LameWolf
    I have found my Christmas cards and paper...but haven't actually done anything with them yet!
    Originally posted by dp1
    My Yule cards have all been printed up and are in a folder on my desk waiting to be written - but I fear my heart simply isn't in it.
    I need to crack on soon (or else bribe/cajole/threaten Mr LW to do it), as they need to be at their destinations by 21st December.
    There's only 22 of them, but it feels like climbing Mount Everest to actually do anything with them.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

228Posts Today

1,538Users online

Martin's Twitter