5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3

edited 18 July 2017 at 11:40AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • BroomstickBroomstick Forumite
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    Evening all :)

    Five recent pleasures:

    1. Catching up on all your posts.

    2. Another day with my parents. They are continuing to eat a bit more so the trend is gently upwards I think.

    3. Collected a loan wheelchair from the Red Cross to see if it will suit my mum to take her out on expeditions since she can't walk far and getting out and about has rapidly become very limited/nearly impossible. Took her for a quick try out and it proved popular and didn't hurt her back (hooray).

    4. The torrential rain gave my car a very much needed wash. :)

    5. DS2 had a much-needed unexpected bonus from work (another hooray).

    Sweet dreams
  • mhagstermhagster Forumite
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    Bedtime and I'm up again soon!

    Work opened officially today and it was crazy busy! However I'm now being paid after weeks of offering my time for free. Got fab tips too!

    Bought 2 RTC rose bushes with them.

    Chat to sister who was up to see baby. Back home now.

    Coming home at lunch for a v quick dog walk. Poor boy ( he's not really) is so used to my company.

    Had to do the drop off/ pick up of DD hence late hour.

    & thanks x
  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    1) lovely walk into work. top road is closed for resurfacing so walking lower road and have decided, although very slightly longer, much prefer it
    2) research students' symposium. 2 of my students won a prize. very proud of all 4 :D
    3) excellent supervision during day with one of them - joint supervisor came up from edinburgh for the day - first time i've seen him since he left just before christmas
    4) student decided to walk to the station. it's about an hour's walk and goes past 'the giddy goose' where i was meeting prof doc students for dinner so we had a great chat en route
    5) lovely dinner, great conversation, lots of laughter. missed 10:50 bus and raining but had brolly. next bus passed me at the stop i would have got off at, so £2.25 saved. sang bowie and boom town rats all the way home. life is good.
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
  • FrithFrith Forumite
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    Pleasures for today (Friday).

    1) Not a bad sleep.

    2) Smaller son survived another 2 GCSE exams.

    3) I sat in Sainsburys caf! through the first exam and our former (from years ago) next door neighbours sat on the next table and we chatted for ages!

    4) Hens OK.

    5) Pie and chips from the van for tea.

    6) Watched TV this evening.

    7) Bigger son phoned (over the internet) and sent pictures of the village he is in now. Another day of training then tomorrow evening he will go to the host family's house. He is really enjoying it and is going to tell his friends to sign up for VSO next summer!
  • ampersandampersand Forumite
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    Liked your big rain=carwash osp, broomstick. Thought same. I always support SRUFC's youth teams' fundraisers, but out of season currently.
    1. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZzaR725aVbNKJyQFA
    Wonderful work. Thankyou Mr G. Thankyou NHS.

    2. New New World eye level grill gas cooker is in, first toast last night, after....

    3. Tutoring. Yes, £20 for 5-6hrs....but my 3 Muslim children are lovely, keen, appreciative, in a family which values education. All keen on &thumb pics:-)!

    3. Blackbird babies fledged from coralux corner, using years-old refurbished nest. Hooray! Have just watched 2 babies out back, being fed from Scotsdales special berry and peanut lard blocks. Yum yum!

    4. Doing true 'no wet, no work, no flexing, no infection risk, no gardening, keep it upright' best after fierce warning from our gentle surgery nurse re:thumb amputation if....etc.etc. Exactly as from surgeon. It's hard, esp. when & is l-h, but as both said, 'How many left thumbs do you have?'. Some thudding, but manageable. Stitches out Monday, if & is good. Sortakinda.

    5. Goodness, that's some mix!....hearing how the late Edward Seaga shared schooling with the sons of James Joyce, Henri Matisse and the Aga Khan!
    R4's Last Word, yesterday:
    Busy weekend ahead and v.tricky AGM tomorrow.

    It's just been raining again. Birdie parents out back under pressure again.
    Enjoy your weekends and every single osp, great or small.
    & hopes vvv hard for Thiem in today's resumed French Open��semi-final (loathe djok. So sporting, &), then for Rafa to win title.
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  • villagelifevillagelife Forumite
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    1. Met my sister in London. We went to Leonardo de Vinci exhibition of his drawings. It was very interesting and we'll worth seeing. If you agree that your entrance fee is a donation then there is free access to the exhibitions for a year.

    2. Walked to Soho for lunch. It was a vegan restaurant and the air Lankan curry was fantastic.

    3. Walked back to the station and looked round the shops on route. Managed to stay dry for majority of the day.

    4. Trains all on time. Not too busy either.

    5. Quiet evening
  • LaineyTLaineyT Forumite
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    Friday pleasures,

    Tiny apples on the tree but not sure how many will survive this weekends predicted winds.

    Met DSIL in cathedral city, we scoured the CS’s and she found a lovely BNWT dress in the EACH shop to wear for a ball tonight. Had a small bite to eat as well and a general catch up on each other’s lives which was grand.

    Dropped by the stables on way home, Missy was happy enough in her field so fed her an apple, gave her a scratch and came home to spend what turned out to be a wet old afternoon at home.

    In celebration of National Fish & Chip day that is exactly what we had for tea, stood outside whilst it was cooking and made a fuss of dog waiting patiently with its owner, he was a real Heinz 57 type and unusually coloured with a grey body but brown legs.

    Watched Sarah Millican comedy show, laugh out loud funny.
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    The grey and cold morning has turned into a dry and breezy afternoon and it's warmed up somewhat.

    A fantastic morning in the charity shop, I've never seen it so busy and our takings were admirable.

    The chicken sandwich I've just had for lunch, I was quite hungry and now I'm not!

    Walking along the footpath was like walking through a small galaxy of stars where the elderflowers had been blown down onto the path, very pretty.

    I don't have to get up early tomorrow, that in prospect is a REAL pleasure.
  • mhagstermhagster Forumite
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    Enjoy that lie in Mrs LW...a thing of the past for me I think!

    Work! 10 hour shift and fabulous tips! I know it's only day 2 but I've never worked where tipping is so generous. The plan is to save up for a corner sofa ( second hand!) but I will dip in occasionally if I find RTC plants!

    We were much more organised today which made a difference. Quite first thing then so busy later. Quite a few people I know in.

    Very quick dog walk at midday. Work is nearby so quick jump in car , walk dog, jump back in car! Poor thing...the sad look he gave me as I left him again.

    A strawberry tart that had collapsed. Fab!

    Dinner was a bag of crisps! Hardly ideal but fitted the bill!

    Had to drop DD and her pal in town. Just back in.

    Nice dog walk. Birds singing. Sky looking beautiful over the fields.

    Jammies on and Casualty to watch.

    I got a surprise gift of a bar of chocolate from DD 1's housemate. Popped in with my birthday subscription magazine!
  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    a day of work as prof doc students here till tuesday
    1) very good day - prof was talking about ethics and professional identity. lots of group work
    2) he and i went for lunch - the parlour, lish frittata and salads and very good chat
    3) colleague who is leading 3rd module was keen to meet them. she was helping out at the Darcy Thomson museum open day so we took them there (it's on campus)
    4) then students went back to group work and colleague and i went for a drink at Queen's Hotel (where Churchill used to stay)
    5) then home to the dogs. mrpiano is away, playing a concert. mrpiano's sister has taken his dog for the night. i have made a lish prawn curry. i plan an early night but just remembered i stripped my bed. still, clean sheets, once applied, always a delight.
    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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