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5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3

edited 18 July 2017 at 11:40AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • FrithFrith Forumite
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    That's annoying about the £50, MHags.


    Pleasures for today (Saturday).


    1) A lie in!


    2) Not so much rain today.


    3) Hens OK and they had some porridge.


    4) Drove my brother and his old fridge freezer to the tip! (I have a bigger car).


    5) Now have a useable bathroom sink again. Bigger son pressed the "pop up" plug down so far, it never popped up again but disintegrated! I spent hours fiddling with it but finally paid bigger son's friend dad (a plumber) to come out.


    6) Made a pineapple upside down cake.


    7) Watched Casualty.


    First day in 18.75 years that I have not seen or heard from bigger son. :-O Hopefully this means he has had a very exciting day! I know he had a meeting with the Bigger Sisters today, a group that works to keep younger girls in school.
    Never took piano lessons
    But baby you're a grand
    And I will learn to play the good notes
    And tune you up the best I can
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    1. About nine hours much needed sleep last night.

    2. Am now lying on my bed with a cuppa after an extremely trying and tiring day.

    3. Got a really lovely grin and wave from a tiny, very old lady in response to my grin and wave at her when visiting a day care centre yesterday. :)

    4. Absolutely delicious pear with cheese for lunch.

    5. Very patient help from the young man serving in DIY shop when I was trying to sort out some more line for my strimmer.

    Sweet dreams
    Bx
  • villagelifevillagelife Forumite
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    1. Met a friend for coffee. She also have me plants for a late birthday present which was unexpected.

    2. A cake was delivered eventually after a message that it wasn't going to be delivered. It is for work tomorrow and from a voucher someone gave as she left.

    3. DS1 has joined a gym. It is fairly expensive but has a swimming pool and swimming helps his back. It will get him out and meeting some people.

    4. Good meal in London with great service. We found it on TripAdvisor and is one we will go back toi.

    5. Saw Hansel and Gretel at Regents park open air theatre. It was very enjoyable and a good venue. We only got slightly wet near the start. Talking to the people sitting next to us at the interval too.
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    Nice coffee out this morning and a nice pootle around the lanes to get home again.

    The scent of roses which are in full and fragrant beauty at the garden centre, it was so lovely.

    A small imp holding his big brothers hand and peeping over his shoulder waving at me as I walked behind them up the road, so cute.

    The arable cereal fields we passed driving home in full and heavy ear with grain set already and looking amazingly well grown for mid June, I pray for some warm sun and dry weather to ripen it and we may be in for a bumper harvest.

    HWK has just returned from the allotment with a big bag of broad beans (SORRY BOP), a big bunch of rhubarb and some radishes for me.....delicious!
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    Here is &, catch-up reading in one of her nowhere bits of Fen. Adjacent skylarks singing.

    Thankyou all.

    Was taken by your 18.75yrs mention re: elder son, Frith:-). I'm sure radio silence just means BUSY!
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    1. Well, not an osp. Drive><Devon eventful, slow, many diversions. Saw many signs to boplands. Back section of exhaust is in &'s car as we speak. Came off after terrific induction in St Petroc's, Wednesday pm, as & climbed back up over Dartmoor. Pitch black. Bucketing wind. Pouring rain. Nearing 23h. (Next day, took pic of 60cm diameter hole, not evident through tree tunnel.) Rough, narrow, unmaintained roads/tracks. Almighty clunk. Manoeuvred past stone wall to boggy verge.
    Cows awake, came close.
    Investigated, then tried to figure-8 secure exhaust to towbar with extra tights(had bought multipack in Ivybridge earlier, while also remembering all growlings re: thumb+stitches. Haha! to that.) Couldn't make both elements hang together. Amazing luck maybe 10 mins later, in that landowner/farmer was coming other way(back from mtg) at that time of night. Eventually, his big knife, some twine+wire....we tried again. Nope. So, between us we removed back section in toto. It had severed cleanly, but this wasn't obvious at first blush.
    Off to Fenboys again in morning. Managed to limp back the remaining 4 miles to YH. Not too noisy. Accepted recommended mechanic's name gladly. Unfortunately, no connectivity up there either the, and was down in Totnes next morning before heating mechanic was on out of town job until yesterday.
    Oh well,....

    2. Llamas outside my bedroom window: 3 white, 1 black. Shorn rather early for grim weather, which persisted throughout stay.

    3. Finished terrific Susie Steiner book(post passim) and just now finished another compelling read: AA Dhand's 'Streets of Darkness'.
    Too wet to mow.

    4. Long, slow return(as osp1), fuel economy noticeably affected by missing exhaust.... Would I, wouldn't I? Should I, shouldn't I? Oh well, did. Slight North Devon deviation to remote Exmoor village and market town, seeing old residence and business. Took pic. Have never gone back until 2 days ago. Reached fenny &squat @3 bells.
    Grest YH, Frith.

    5. Loved this week's episode of Dead Ringers, esp. John Bercow, brilliant. So much better than useless corbyn, who was also rightly, mercilessly satirised.
    Lovely R4.

    6. Just booked Bastille Day away, quick flit only. Am always in France on this date.

    7. Last night, G&S in The Barn - 'The Grand Duke'. Fantastically done.
    Lainey, have you ever gone?
    They really are great annual amateur productions, without being amateurish. & loved G&S since first being taken by beloved uncle in NZ, d'Oyley Carte touring productions, early 50s. Some spiky updating refs too, in Toxic Orange and current government terms. Also, audience is required to eat sausage rolls, part of original script!
    Great fun.
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    Will leave it there.
    Bohemian Rhapsody this Thursday in Town of Gown. Plenty more exercise ahead... again, this time unconstrained by airline seating:-)
    Hope nurse is pleased with &'s thumb tmrw. Fenboys straight after.
    I'm finding bits of the Hhurrchrs rather confusing, but Happy Centenary birthday to June Spencer, working rôle Peggy since 1st episode.
    What's going on with Jim?
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  • ampersandampersand Forumite
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    Oh blutty autocorrect.
    'hearing', not 'heating'. Bound to be more.
    CAP[UK]for FREE EXPERT DEBT&BUDGET HELP:[URL="tel:01274760720"]01274 760720[/URL], freephone0800 328 0006
    'People don't want much. They want: "Someone to love, somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for."
    Norman Kirk, NZLP- Prime Minister, 1972
    ***JE SUIS CHARLIE***
    'It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere' François-Marie AROUET


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    Oh my goodness & I wouldn't have a clue nor have spare tights! Hope you get it all sorted tomorrow!

    I am tired! Had a very brief snoozette there just before dinner. Slightly restorative.

    Work 8-3. Busy.

    Had to pop in to town to pick up DD prescription. Been sitting at pharmacy for days. Nipped in to M&S and made a few nice purchases. Some nice shower gel and hand cream and a small perfume spray. Probably have not bothered with such fripperies in a long time but I'm a working woman now. Got loads of RTC foodstuffs and no apricot Swiss roll left so none purchased!

    Home. Picked up DD and chatted with one of my husbands good friends whilst I waited. Nice to see him and chat.

    Washing out for a bit this evening, it will certainly get a blow.

    Just fed the birds! Waaaaah! Loads of 'em! Was trying to make space in freezer for my M&S bargains and gave them left over panettone and some pashwari naan. Both of which have been languishing since Christmas.

    Had a very RTC ( like 18p) stir fry and used up some sausages from fridge and a very RTC salad bowl .

    DS starts his return journey and DD safely in Berlin. Two more sleeps till a squeeze and I must must must get her room ready!
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    The exhaust snapped on my first car (an Austin Metro) not far from Nottingham where I was going for an interview. The noise was almost unbearable in the car (and probably for other drivers on the motorway too). When I roared up the driveway, I realised it would also go CLANK CLANK CLANK CLANK over every single speed bump. People were gathered at every window by the time I parked!


    Pleasures for today (Sunday).


    1) A lie in!


    2) Hens OK.


    3) Went to see my dad for father's day. Took him beer and cheese and we talked about wood burning stoves.


    4) Bigger son's Nepali counterpart put lots of photos of them both on FB. He phoned today and has had meetings with the school head and someone in the medical centre. He had to shout for assistance as the biggest spider ever was in his room.


    5) Caught most of the new PM debate and also watched the end of Soccer Aid with smaller son.


    6) Got various jobs done including cleaning the bathroom, shelves and stairs.
    Never took piano lessons
    But baby you're a grand
    And I will learn to play the good notes
    And tune you up the best I can
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    1. Went to look round new garden which has opened recently. It will look good in a year or so but needs more work doing to it.

    2. Chat with my Dad.

    3. Some time spent in the garden.

    4. Boys took us out for a Sunday roast. It was a good meal and good company.

    5. Early night.
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