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The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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Bright shiny new thread, thanks Knitwitch and another thanks to Nuatha for the previous one, as well as a thanks to Fuddle who I think coined the garden fence title.
I've been busy. I have about 1/3 of a box of bilberries and hoping to make another foray today or tomorrow to hopefully have enough for jam. I've also got 2/3 of the lawn mowed. No mean feat as we've gone for an old fashioned rotary mower given extension lead and storage complications. It will be much easier when I finish mowing the forest that sprung up while we hemmed and hawed about what to do. I've also cleared some of the brambles and stinging nettles near areas where we walk but I may not bother with those behind trees etc. The birds have been eating the apples, or rather pecking one or two times at them, pushing them out of the tree and then moving on to the next ones like petulant toddlers. I've collected a bowlful. No idea if they're ripe enough for apple butter or crab apple jelly or not, but may give a small batch a go if I get time before we visit mum and dad.
I've still not had official confirmation of my new job yet. I know they've checked references, I think it is just waiting for someone Important to sign off on it.
OH are booked in at the local leisure centre for a pilates class tonight. I'm also making Delia's chilladas for tea so I'd better get the bulk of those made up at lunch so we can eat before we go.
Pollyanna, we have lots of threatening clouds and it was very windy yesterday and overnight, but no rain yet. I expect we'll get more than our fair share this evening so I'll try to send some along.
I hope all are well and big hugs to those who need them.xx
If you need help just shout xx
The old thread has now been closed so welcome to our shiny new thread :j:j:j:j:j
Some useful links
Its Tough NOW so how are we coping?
Its STILL tough and not getting better - so how are we coping now?
Its still tough....and guess what its freezing brrrrr
It May Be Tough for six years. The survival thread.
Times are so tough - the Old Stylers have gone down the pub!
How To Get Through The Tough Times The Old Style Way!
It was getting tough in 2006 and the workhouse still threatens in 2011
As The Workhouse Approaches....How To Do Everything To Avoid It, the Old Style Way
Not mentioning the T word at all
A new 'tougher' thread... and so it continues
Make do and mend for tougher times
supporting each other through really tough times
The OS Doorstep - a helpful and supportive thread.
Norn Iron club member #380
Amazing to see how long these threads have been running!
Hello again simplelivingcottage, how nice that you've joined us over here as well
Just been back to the opticians AGAIN to get my glasses adjusted AGAIN *rolls eyes* The dispensers are trying so hard for me, so hopefully the latest adjustment has done the trick.
Norn Iron club member #380
I tend to mostly post on the Cooking for One thread nowadays but have been reading this one for ages. So a bit about me. I live alone following the death of my hubby in 2012 when I was just 46. My children are all grown up now, daughter aged 25, son aged 23 and son aged 19, and have left home apart from the youngest who is at uni in Bangor and only comes back for about 4 weeks a year. He's currently in Pittsburgh working as a Camp Counsellor on Camp America and then will be travelling for 4 weeks before flying home.
I'm a full time university student myself studying Psychology with Criminology and will be starting my second year in September. I work part time at weekends in a car showroom and am using all of my money saving ways now more than ever!
Looking forward to getting to know everyone