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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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    Pleasures for today (Monday).


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Bigger son worked at Halfords and did his induction training today. His manual handling, or "mandling" as he says.


    3) One very poorly hen. Off her legs so I sprinkled some food by her and she enjoyed some blackberries and raspberries. I went down later to lift her into the sleeping quarters and she was no worse.


    4) Bacon sandwiches for lunch, with yesterday's mushroom.


    5) Picked bigger son up from Halfords and I was pointed out the toadstool fairy ring I looked at yesterday (with the single mushroom) then I saw another, brand new fairy ring - and it was made of field mushrooms!! So we parked up and walked through (just some rough ground by a busy roundabout but no one asked what we were doing). We took home 5 large mushrooms so plenty left for others.


    6) Made an enormous tea for us and my brother. Large curry, rice then tried to make Bombay potatoes and they were surprisingly good! Brother brought along a plum crumble and custard.


    7) Watched the England v Bulgaria match - good score but marred by the racism. Very strange to have to explain to sons "Yes, that IS a salute like Hitler used to give..."


    8) In bed now with 1 hwb and will watch the end of Grand Designs that I got halfway through earlier.


    9) Oh yes and I put a few things to sell on Ebay - a task I always find very tedious.
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    1. Work was reasonable and didn't get too wet waiting for the bus.

    2. I was asked whether I would do something. I had no choice really but too agree but at least I was asked rather than told.

    3. My shopping delivery didn't all arrive but a phone call sorted it all out. Now cupboards are full and didn't forget anything.

    4. DS1 was caught in a traffic job and told DS2 and DH about it.

    5. Kitchen is more organised than it was. I have put things away and hopefully everyone else will continue to follow suit.
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    Monday pleasures,

    Trip into horsey town and the emporium, lovely and quiet but had to smile at the price of pumpkins.

    Also picked up some more bird food and filled up the feeders when got home, was thoroughly told off by our resident robin for being tardy.

    Pea & ham soup for lunch, needed as whilst not cold it was wet & dreary.

    Groomed the beautiful grey one in her stable, already quite dark so light on, cosy with just the sound of her munching on hay net.

    We also watched the football, with a break in between to watch Uni Challenge, appalling scenes made even more so by the Bulgarian coach apparently not hearing anything, really.....
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    Pleasures for yesterday.

    A long time spent at the river's edge, dog splashing around. We had to be out of our holiday cottage for a while because DS had an important Skype call re a job interview so he needed to be undisturbed.

    Trip out to Kendal at lunchtime for shopping and lunch in a pub that welcomes dogs.

    Excellent fish and chips at said pub.

    Wherever we went, people said hello to dog and made a fuss of her. They must get thousands of doggy visitors every year.

    Back to chill out at the cottage. Draw the thick, lined curtains as it gets dark, lights on, very efficient central heating.

    Late evening meal of cheese, nibbly stuff, wine.

    Later, before bed, hot chocolate and a shot of gingerbread liqueur, bought in town, made in the Lake District.
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    edited 15 October 2019 at 9:42AM
    Herring up Norff again to spot whippets. None seen as of yet.

    PM2DD Walk. They should had walked. As part of ground was closed! Farce.

    On train avoiding Warster. Now at Dudley. There’s Moore. Soon be in Norff.

    No lunch bite today. Back pm tomorrow.

    Herd away free from the sheep

    PM2BLAST. Kendall. That’s just off journeys end where BoP is whippet spotting.
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    1. Office was super quiet yesterday because lots of people were at a conference. I didn't get much work done but my workload is such that I can kind of get away with it!
    2. Still enjoying how lovely and 'finished' our upstairs looks with carpet
    3. Supper last night - homemade veggie shepherds pie. Wasn't looking forward to cooking at all, was tempted to get a takeaway, but we're away next week and will be eating out a lot, so food must be eaten. DH said it was the best mash he'd had in a long time. I served it with green beans from in laws garden. Fussy DD had a nibble of them without being asked. Lately I just put things on her plate, don't say anything, and don't offer anything else. Seems to be working. Still plenty left so no cooking tonight woohoo!
    4. Made some bookings for our trip away next week - vegan afternoon tea at The Duchess of York in the Railway museum and a table at 'Source' in York for my birthday meal next Monday. Omnomnomnom.
    5. DH made me a cappuccino at 6am with his fancy machine. Lush.
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    Both DDs and both new babies coming to visit this morning.

    Celebration lunch because I'm happy so mushroom stilton and cranberry crown with new potatoes and steamed veg followed by a cinnamon blueberry and cherry crumble and ice cream.

    Grapes harvested from the allotment and grape jelly will be made this afternoon.

    A clean and tidy house, somehow always makes me feel better.

    HWK virtually better today, seems completely himself again, much relief felt.
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    Morning (ish) all.

    Mrs LW, that lunch sounds amazing.

    Pleasures for yesterday.

    1. back to yoga after a few weeks off. I aim to go 1 - 2 times a week from now on.
    2. First 5:2 day for a while and it went ok. Soup for lunch and veggie curry for dinner with a few berries and yogurt for brekkie.
    3. OH did the garden - but there's a lot more leaves on the tree than we've picked up
    4. Watched Dublin murders - I do love a thriller programme
    5. DS was contacted by the mental health people so that ball is rolling :T

    Have a nice day all.
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    Up Norff. In the king of green wobbleade emporium. Dinner is rump snake without the cardbored chip things.

    Journey up was ok. Train was fifteen minutes late into Preston, which is a god send.

    Don’t tell others buts I has interview with other cloth maker coming up. Details soon.

    Missing mes BoPsie!

    Now on with your version of the Life of BoP!
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    Pleasures for today (Tuesday).


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Bigger son worked all morning at the garage.


    3) Did mountain of washing up from last night's big tea and various other jobs.


    4) Bigger son drove to Ludlow for the practice then I went round the charity shops (dropped 3 bags off but didn't buy anything).


    5) Hen is no worse again. Lifted her out of the sleeping quarters this morning then went back 7pm-ish and she'd made her way up the ramp, then come to a standstill in the doorway! Lifted her right to the back of the pen in the hay, out of the wind.


    6) Brother's dog is also hanging on in there. He is about 14 and not well since Saturday. I let him out at lunchtime and I'm afraid the smell hit me as I opened the front door. Took me an hour to clean up the small toilet room and luckily it was the only room he'd been ill in. Unfortunately, my parents don't clean (at all - though they would have cleaned that up!) so I ended up doing all the floor, then realised I couldn't bring myself to wash my hands in the bathroom sink as it was too dirty so I brillo pad cleaned that back to white as well.


    7) Took smaller son to Sainsburys.


    8) Watched GBBO and also, with bigger son, watched an episode of Hunted.


    More silliness from smaller son's college. I have asked and asked about what help is available - no replies. Got a snidey little email today saying they "couldn't help in a review of his educational needs/disability as they hadn't met him so didn't have an opinion". And also they have taken him off roll, 3 days before the council were due to go in and hold a review. Very helpful.


    At some point I am going to write the longest letter about their ineptitude and send it to head office. 2 months ago today I was told I had a job there - have heard nothing since!


    The company that supports disabled children and going to try and get a bloke to accompany me to the review meeting on Tuesday.
    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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