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    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Feb 18, 6:17 AM
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    Judi
    O/S daily Monday 12 Feb 2018
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    • 12th Feb 18, 6:17 AM
    O/S daily Monday 12 Feb 2018 12th Feb 18 at 6:17 AM
    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
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    • Elona
    • By Elona 12th Feb 18, 12:17 PM
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    purpleivy

    I was thinking on the same lines and then inspiration struck!

    I found a set of Reiki energy charged crystal pyramids that can be carried in a pocket or in a hand while meditating. They come in a pretty white angel wings dish and will not take up a lot of space, She is very into alternative remedies, meditation etc so I hope she likes them.

    At least I feel I have tried to find something original and personal for her and the intention is good ( just remembered what the road to Hell is paved with!)

    Hugs to all
    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 12th Feb 18, 12:22 PM
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    Gintotmelinda
    Afternoon all


    Chilly here again but we have had sunshine this morning. DH has gone to collect the new car seat for DGS. They all went so I am at home doing washing and making soup. No dinner to think about as we are going out with friends for dinner. It is a railway club friend and his wife. I haven't met her before so fingers crossed.


    Well have a good day and keep warm everyone. Hugs to poorlies and worried. Csarina have a hug.


    Gintot
    "It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world"
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 12th Feb 18, 12:27 PM
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    Hi all
    The sun is shining but the wind is cutting today, so I'm glad not to have to go out.
    I haven't done anything as yet as we were waiting for the window man. He's such a lovely chap, nothing seems too much trouble, but my can he talk a glass eye to sleep ! I think we have chosen the right firm for us, fingers crossed.
    Anyway as the house is very tidy, just don't open any cupboards, there isn't much that needs doing. There is only a little bit of ironing but that can wait, as I'm having another day off for the Queen . I'm still coughing and spluttering but sleeping a little better.
    It's refuse and recycling day tomorrow, so let's see if someone tries to put their rubbish in my bin again. They will have a shock as it's full to bursting with the bits from our old Xmas tree . I have tried to give it away but it doesn't come up to safety standards, shame really as it's still usable, just too big for us to manage anymore .
    Our tea tonight will be bacon, sausage and blackpudding, I think I'll have a fried egg too. The bacon was a very large pack and I'm trying to use it up before it goes off, I dislike throwing food away.
    Judi I second the idea of a baby sling, but how about a welsh shawl instead ?
    Csarina I don't know how you cope with your OH, day in day out. You must have the patience of a saint .
    ScarlettR yuck re the meat. DD opened a pot noo*le for DGS yesterday and noticed a dead fly on the top. I couldn't eat one of those without the fly ! .
    Speky go on rub it in, only 27 indeed . I wish I were 27 again, but with the knowledge I have now IYSWIM.
    Poppy re the cushion.
    Right I'm going to shut up now, come on, who said "hurrah" ? . Hope everyone stays safe and warm. Hugs all round, TTFN.
    nan
    Last edited by nannywindow; 12-02-2018 at 12:28 PM. Reason: grammar
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 12th Feb 18, 1:00 PM
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    i had bought a small joint of lamb from As*a on Saturday, and when I opened it yesterday afternoon I thought it had an odd smell, but thought it was because it had been vacuum packed. I haven't got a good sense of smell anyway. Once I got it in the oven though whoo hoo, the smell was nasty, definitely off. I've wrapped it, put it in fridge, and it's going back today with the original wrapper and the till receipt. I was all for just chucking it, but OH said we should return it, as they ought to know about it.
    Originally posted by ScarletRibbons
    I agree with your OH; I know it's a nause having a smelly bit of meat kicking about, but a) you should be refunded, no question of that; and b) as Mr LW says, "A complaint is a gift". If they know about it, ie you tell them, they have the opportunity to find out what went awry and put it right.
    I found a set of Reiki energy charged crystal pyramids that can be carried in a pocket or in a hand while meditating. They come in a pretty white angel wings dish and will not take up a lot of space, She is very into alternative remedies, meditation etc so I hope she likes them.
    Originally posted by Elona
    That sounds wonderful - put it like this, it's a gift I'd be very pleased to receive.
    ScarlettR yuck re the meat. DD opened a pot noo*le for DGS yesterday and noticed a dead fly on the top. I couldn't eat one of those without the fly ! .
    Originally posted by nannywindow
    Probably more nutrition in the fly than in the pot n00dle! Seriously though - YUK!! I hope that also was returned to the shop!
    Speky go on rub it in, only 27 indeed . I wish I were 27 again, but with the knowledge I have now IYSWIM.
    Originally posted by nannywindow
    Oh gods, it's official - I'm old enough to be Speky's mother! I wouldn't want to go through those years again (bear in mind I was married to the XH when I was 27) but I'd like the relative lack of aches and pains I had then.

    Csarina you have more patience than I do; I'd be getting a pill-popper and force feeding him his meds if that was me. Luckily Mr LW takes his meds without a fuss; I have an alarm set to take mine, as some are time-critical, and he takes his at the same time. Usually pinches my glass of water to do so, but that's fine.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 12th Feb 18, 1:17 PM
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    Elona
    LW

    Thanks for putting my mind at rest about the gift. I know she probably will have crystals already but I thought the pyramid shapes were unusual enough that she might not have those and the selection of crystals have differing attributes so there should be at least a couple she does not have. She also loves it when she finds a white feather so the white angel wings dish should be appreciated and the crystals have been Reiki charged already so she does not have to cleanse and charge them herself.

    Have just worked out I am old enough to be speky's gran - eek.

    hugs to all
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 12th Feb 18, 2:11 PM
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    Good afternoon chums ,a crisp sunny morning this morning (aka blooming cold )

    Library book club this morning, which was good then to DDs to keep an eye on my DGS, just made them a pile of sausage sarnie's to fill 'em up

    My eldest DGS is Speky's age so I am definitely old enough to be his Granny

    freebie birthday meal at the local Brewers Fayre tonight with my birthday voucher so no cooking for me

    Very cold though today, and I just hope the snow doesn't come down south

    Hope everyone has a good day

    JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year
    Jan; £29.22. Feb: £12.44 today plus £18.05 =£30.49
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 12th Feb 18, 2:19 PM
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    maddiemay
    Really heavy frost this morning and much consternation as the handbrake was frozen on the car, panic stations as I needed to be at the dentist at 9:30 sharp to take a cancelled appointment and then walk as quickly as poss round to the surgery for my B12 jab

    Dentist was lovely even if he did make me gag (twice) trying to do X-rays, but I doubt the hygienist will be as kind next week, even though I pay out every month, all the health issues have meant I have not been to dentist for 18 months, sounds feeble, but could only cope with so many hospital/gp/blood tests/x-ray/osteopath appointments. Anyways have pulled myself up by my bootstraps and will try and behave in future.

    Elona - the crystals sound like a great gift for your friend, Judi - I hope that the Diva has been good today, Csarina - I think I would be moving into the spare room and offering him soup and toast and telling him to get on with it by now, you must be so weary, another one here who could be Specky's nan!

    I hope that all the poorlies are soon feeling better and that everyone has their share of sunshine. Time to shake myself and head for Ald* need fresh veg and lots of cheese, life is nothing in this house without copious amounts of cheese, thank goodness don't have to worry about my weight
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 12th Feb 18, 2:29 PM
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    MM I so agree about cheese! Mind you, I don't touch meat or fish. We are fortunate, there is a stall at the Farmers market that does fantastic cheese, all of it made with veggie rennet; we've been customers of theirs for years now, and if the chap isn't going to be there for whatever reason one month, he emails us so that we can put an order in and collect it early. Over Xmas, he even arranged to drop our (not inconsiderable) order off with a friend who lives within traveling distance of us, and arranged for us to collect from there! That's service for you!
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Feb 18, 6:23 PM
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    NannyWindow, re your bacon glut - have you seen the Love Food, Hate Waste thread - someone or some manys will have an idea or could you perhaps freeze some for Ron.

    Good luck

    MrsSD
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 12th Feb 18, 7:24 PM
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    Thanks Mrs SD. Just a question who's Ron ? Normally it doesn't get wasted but I haven't been eating much this past week because of this lurgy so Mr Fix It has done his best to finish a rather large packet on his own .
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 12th Feb 18, 9:06 PM
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    dumpling
    Hi nannywindow, "Ron" stands for late(r on) I believe . I think Mrs SD was just suggesting you save some in the freezer if you can't manage it all.

    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Feb 18, 9:39 PM
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    Judi
    Evening all,

    Diva was lovely this morning but started again in the afternoon. As i said before, she is ok if she is being held. Cant see a sling or welsh shawl working as she is is 7 months and quite heavy. Part of the problem is she gets tired but only sleeps 15-20 minutes before she wakes up again and by tea time she is shattered.

    I too am old enough to be Spekys Mother but definately not his Nan.....Actually, 4 of my 5 children are older than Speky. In my defense i can only say i started young.

    Csarina my sympathies. You have the patience of a saint.

    Sleep well all.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Feb 18, 9:57 PM
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    Thanks Dumpling - exactly right.

    NannyWindow, hope your appetite comes back soon & I hope Mr Fix It doesn’t go off bacon, as I think it is one of life’s pleasures - a bacon buttie yummy!

    MrsSD
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Feb 18, 12:31 AM
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    JackieO
    bacon freezes well so no waste at all I buy packs of 'cooking bacon' although what else you would do with it I'm not sure and I split the packs into three and freeze individually as living alone I would not be abe to eat the whole pack in one go
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year
    Jan; £29.22. Feb: £12.44 today plus £18.05 =£30.49
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