5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3

edited 18 July 2017 at 11:40AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    Hugs MHAGS, chin up girlie, you CAN do this!!!

    1) Trip into the city mainly successful and I found a super T shirt for the Zebra child with a VW Camper Van on it!!!

    2) Found some nice little T shirts for the Oreo child in Primark too, like to get for both!

    3) The 2 cups of tea I've just had after walking the hound, I needed them badly.

    4) He Who Knows had another nice days fishing, not quite so many fish as last time as it's much cooler but still good.

    5) DD1 and the Zebra had loads of fun at the theatre, apparently Zebra got to dance with the Gruffalo , was singing along too and said his auntie can take him to the theatre again if she wants to.....think that's a success then!
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    56 hours and still no phone call... I phoned this morning and they said they'd phone everyone this afternoon...
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    1 Whoo hoo it’s poet’s day, I worked from home and I am chuffed with the amount I’ve got done, while avoiding the black Friday school break up traffic.
    2 I made a cheeky bacon sarnie with the last of the bread, and bacon bits, rather shocked to find in date unopened brie had gone a rather revolting colour!
    3 Changed both the animals and our bedding, which is now hanging out.
    4 Beautiful butterflies everywhere, Orange, green and black and white is the extent of my knowledge on them.
    5 Dinner was turmeric rice, salad, chicken, and salsa in a wrap.
    6 Just popped out to lidl as the weekend food was looking bleak so nicely restocked in fruit and veg, I love the smell of strawberries, they also had the turkey mince on offer and a further 30 percent of that, burgers and prawns, all reduced and that was us happy.
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    1. School's out for summer!!! It was an emotional day, I said goodbye to fabulous colleagues and 7 of my amazing class....I had more than a bit of grit in my eye at times. It's been the best year since I decided to train as a teacher.

    2. Have done my version of packing to go to Welsh Wales tomorrow morning - a heap of clothes on the floor will hopefully magic themselves into bags by the morning :):)

    3. Was overwhelmed by the generosity of the children and their parents. I was given some gorgeous presents, both beautifully handmade and thoughtful shop-bought, which I don't deserve; I love teaching and sharing the fun, presents are amazing, but not expected in any way. I will be making thank you cards over the summer to hand out on the first day of term.

    4. DD, KW and I went to see a fantastic, you wouldn't believe they're not professional actors, outdoor production of Great Expectations last night. Mummykins was supposed to come, but wasn't well enough :( Thankfully, KW loves Dickens so was more than happy to take her place! Note to self - take a blooming blanket or two next time!!!

    5. Have found lots of apple trees and blackberry bushes on our daily school walk route.

    6. A lovely mummy got up at 6am this morning to bake cinnamon buns and Swedish apple cake for all the staff so that we could have a yummy start to the last day of the school year. What a sweetie!! Move over Ikea, Mrs OB has got the cinnamon bun cup :)

    7. I've just bought tickets for DD and I to go and see a Michael Morpurgo play by a theatre company we really enjoyed seeing a different play last year (the night before I met KW!)

    8. Am planning on getting tickets for KW and I to go and see a singalong version of Muppet Christmas Carol in December!! It's an 18+ evening......not sure why, it's not the Rocky Horror Show ;):)

    9. I've got the key to our holiday home and we can arrive before the official 3pm booking time if we like. The plan is to get up *early* and arrive by lunchtime so that we can meet up with one of my BFFs but we shall see how well that goes....

    10. I've borrowed a fun DVD for us to watch in between Marvel movies....so not my thing! Bring on the cheese :)
  • edited 22 July 2017 at 12:05AM
    FrithFrith Forumite
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    edited 22 July 2017 at 12:05AM
    Pleasures for today (Friday)

    1) A lie in! Bigger son woke me up with a cup of tea at 9.40 and smaller son was still asleep.

    2) A quiet morning pottering around.

    3) Went to parents' after lunch as they were looking after my niece. Took the wooden train track to keep her amused for a bit.

    4) Football for smaller son. He got a trophy (they all get one for completing the course) and played through torrential rain.

    5) Listening to the John Williams music at the Proms now.

    Caught bigger son being naughty earlier. He wanted me to drop his bike off where he was at his friend's house (already 10pm at this point). So I took the bike and waited and waited for him to attach his lights and switch them on. Eventually he did, with much sighing. His 2 friends were on their bikes also.

    Anyway, where we are, with no moon, you can barely see your hand in front of your face. No street lights for 7 miles in any direction. I just had a feeling that those lights would not stay on for very long. So I parked up, along the road. Eventually they appeared, weaving about, no lights between the 3 of them. I crept out of the car and said, "PUT YOUR LIGHTS ON! WHY HAS NO ONE GOT ANY LIGHTS?!" Cue much heavy braking and "But they are in my bag!" "GET THEM OUT OF YOUR BAG!" etc. To smaller son's amusement, in the middle of nowhere, a random man had been walking along the path by the road (no torch!) so had nearly fallen into the hedge when I'd started shouting across the road - I hadn't even seen him!

    I then waited further along the road again and he had just one light on *sigh* but at that point they got bored of a strange woman shouting from her car and turned back to go to the first friend's house.

    Still so word on job. As I have no understanding why people don't do what they say they are going to, and at the times they themselves have stated, probably best that I don't work there!
  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    1) a lie in (wasn't supposed to be but I forgot to set the alarm - it was bliss)
    2) lovely dd2 drove me in cos I'd missed my lift and it was raining
    3) after work went to friend's house for ceilidh music practice
    4) and Chinese
    5) then listening to all sorts of music, courtesy of Alexa. She want able to find Annan Water so will now play that on YouTube.
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
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    Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    edited 22 July 2017 at 9:42AM
    Hugs to MHags sorry to hear about the potential upheaval of a house move, I am sure you and your lovely family will make a home wherever you live and take your memories with you x

    I was logged out of MSE too and it took me ages to get back in as I couldn't remember my password !

    Frith Sorry to hear about job -seems to be the norm for potential employers not to bother replying these days :(

    KK - did I miss something or is KW formerly known as Chap ???

    Pleasures for this week

    1. early hospital visit, I arrived before 9am and there were loads of parking spaces - unheard of !

    2. visit to hospital finally over and there is nothing they can do for me I have to wait 2-3 years for operation recovery !!! Shocked and upset but at least the long wait for news is over and its not something worse. Have to try omeprazole for 3 months just-in-case acid reflux, doubt it as I have been taking them for ages with my ibuprofen (cue bop rant lol)

    3. stair gate collected - they tried to charge me £24.99 but thankfully I had printed the reservation showing the price £16.99. Was told prices go up on a Wednesday ! Got home and couldn't make head nor tail of the instructions so went to online chat and was told they don't sell this particular one any more, even though I had picked it up an hour earlier and they tried to tell me the price had gone up ! Anyway its now in place and hope it lasts as long as yours Lainey

    4. put out lots more rubbish including my old patio table for bin men and they took the lot :beer:

    5. so glad its the weekend. Final push for clearing / puppy proofing as she arrives next week :happyhear
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  • VJsmumVJsmum Forumite
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    Morning all.

    What a lovely day yesterday was....

    DD's graduation in Colchester - she had spent all of her time in Southend and none of us had actually been to Colchester. The university i worked at did their graduations in Birmingham Symphony Hall which is truly stunning, this one was on campus which we felt beforehand was a bit of a let down. We were wrong.

    1. Train journey there was good - we had breakfast on the train. We also had very chatty taxi drivers
    2. the campus in beautiful. Set in 'grounds' with lawn and lakes and fountains. Truly stunning
    3. The graduation ceremony was very short - little over an hour, when i am used to ceremonies nearing three! it was also VERY lively with lots of whooping and hollering. These drama students are so.... DRAMATIC :rotfl: the chancellor of the uni is Shami Chakrabati and she shook hands and gave a few words of congratulation for all.
    4. DD's flatmate stole the show. Dressed in a flamingo print shorts jumpsuit (under her robes), flamingo heeled shoes and tights with stockings and suspenders print. When her name was announced she flung back her robes, strutted on, shook hands, donned 'Dame Edna' style sunglasses, pouted into the camera and strode off. Very camp, very funny but still didn't detract from anyone else. She did, however, bring the house down and meant her parents had to buy the DVD :rotfl:
    5. Lovely reception after in a marquee. Prosecco flowed, canapes were plentiful.

    We had a bit of a getting home issue in that the trains were in chaos due to some poor soul ending it all on the tracks :( but we were only a little delayed and ended the day at home with a take-away curry and wine.

    Today we are having our first saturday at home in over a month. housework beckons but i shall enjoy it nonetheless. Hope you all have a great day too.
    I wanna be in the room where it happens
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    me again ! VJsmum well done to your DD on her graduation :T
    Saturday pleasures

    1. bacon butty for breakfast

    2. tip run done in the rain so no queue !
    DS lifted old lawnmower into my car and the lovely tip man lifted it out and got rid of it for me. Also got rid of old tins of dried up paint. lumps of wood and plastic & chopped up wardrobe !

    3. rain stopped for about 30 mins and the sun came out so I hung DS's work clothes out to blow in the breeze for a while...

    4. ... whilst I scrubbed the patio - need to get a pressure washer !! About 15 minutes after I finished it started raining again so dashed back out and brought washing in to finish on airers. Washing always seems to smell better even if it only has a short blow on the line.

    5. ironing done and put away. Now sat with my feet up :p
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    1) Just had home done stewed steak for supper with gravy, oh it's a long while since we had gravy!!!

    2) I didn't take Cookie today and thus saved myself from a drenching as it's not stopped since lunchtime and it's coming down in stair rods!

    3) Trip to the farm shop this morning for some fresh fruit and veg and a coffee in the garden centre on the way home.

    4) DD1 just phoned to tell me we have a new Swedish restaurant opened in the city, she read me the menu and it sounds lovely, will go and find it next time I'm there.

    5) Tickets for the T20 cricket tomorrow if it's not rained off, forecast is showers followed by continuous rain but we might get lucky, hope so!
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