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O/S Daily Monday 22nd April 2019

This is is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

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If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.


  • silver-oldiesilver-oldie Forumite
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    Good morning all

    Thank you for all your kind thoughts.
    OL I had leaky eyes too reading about your Mum.

    I was talking to mother yesterday, about nothing, and she did open her eyes for a moment. The care staff said she had taken a few sips of drink.
    I wish I could divide myself in half, half sit with Mum and half to be with DH. At the moment I am with her every morning but there is no one else to sit with her.
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
  • NelskiNelski Forumite
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    Morning :)

    SO I'm sure your mum appreciates the time you are spending with her. Make sure you take care of yourself and your OH too though.

    Scarlet Ribbons I'll join you being a fool...I read taffs post the same way and couldn't figure what an L shaped bed would like :D

    taffyour garden sounds gorgeous hope you enjoy your day off the treatment ...dont try to do too much

    Another lovely day yesterday think I was actually outside for 8hrs solid ....I need to move to somewhere hot I am a pig in muck in this weather

    Talking about pig the slow cooked pulled BBQ pork was so tasty I had it with a few baby spuds and a James Martin suggestion of corn with maple syrup....can highly recommend. Finished all that with apple crumble and cream. Loads left as always so its rinse and repeat today and there will be some for freezer stock too.

    Enjoy the day if you can everyone
  • TravellingAbuelaTravellingAbuela Forumite
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    Morning folks and thanks SILVER-OLDIE. Life is difficult for you and I know we all wish there was something we could do to help. Hope today you get a bit more response from your mum. xx

    The weatherman says we will have two more days of this glorious weather and then, from Wednesday, we are back to our usual miserable stuff. Bah and I was just getting used to it.

    Not a lot planned for today. A bit more garden pottering with numerous pit stops along the way I suppose. I can't believe how bad my knees and hips have got over the winter.

    DD and the girls come back from the caravan today as they are back at school tomorrow. I hope the roads aren't too chaotic for them.

    I have just had a delve in the freezer and my meals have been christened for today. Lentil & bacon soup with a bacon sarnie for lunch and some M & S fish with hm wedges and peas for tea. Tomorrow I really must buy some fresh stuff as the fridge is almost bare with missing a sm shop last week.

    TAFF you took my mind back to the late 70's/early 80's with your talk of Kaffe Fassett. I had a book of his crochet patterns and made some lovely waistcoats and shawls from it. I wonder what happened to that book, I haven't seen it for years. Probably went to a cs long ago.

    Have a good day folks if you can and ((HUGS)) for the poorlies, sad, worried or lonely. Especially SILVER-OLDIE, TAFF, HOLLY and POPPY. Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
  • camelot1001camelot1001 Forumite
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    Morning All

    What a morning! The sun is shining, the washing is on the line and I have a day off. What could be better?!

    I had a great couple of days with DS1 and the DGC, they enjoy being outside playing and don't need very much entertaining. They have a little kitchen in the shed that DS made from old decking boards and they spent hours making mud pies and getting thoroughly filthy. We went to the Scottish Deer Park yesterday which was really good, one of the big brown bears was having a swim and playing with toys in the water which was quite entertaining.

    We had a little easter egg hunt in the garden too, they were more excited with the little tiny toy rabbits, sheep and chicks than the chocolate.

    Anyway, the drive back down was really good, hardly any traffic and beautiful scenery so not at all stressful.

    I've another day off today - not much to do so may sit in the garden once I've been to the allotment. If the weather stayed like this forever I would retire!

    I'm sure your DM knows you are there caring about her SO, look after yourself.

    Hope you've all had a good weekend - enjoy the sunshine if you can. Take care. XX
  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    Morning!! Today is pottering arond the garden, cut the grass and strim, I may ask OH to do the cutting if I strim or vice versa. Unfortunately, the garden is anything but gorgeous. It's an exapanse of weed infested lawn with half a patio at the top [made from the pavers that were out the front that I repurposed], the one bed that was made, a compost heap and a big blue builders bag of compost from the tree, which I am putting in the bed so at least that's one thing gone. Oh, and a rickety fence to the side where the garage meets the house. There are also bits of tree trunk strewn around that I was going to put pots on, and a few pots that were intended for the tops of those....
    Trust me, not gorgeous, just a nice aspect and fairly large. It will be, maybe in another five years, when I've got rid of the grass. The trick is not to make it look like an allotment, and different surfaces so it doesn't look like a car park. And a couple of fruit trees...And a nicer greenhouse....I could quite easily spend a lot of money there but the house comes first so it's make do and mend there for a while...
    The front garden though, that is nice :)

    SO, glad she opened her eyes for you. Did you get any joy with respite? You're a bit of a rock aren't you? There for everyone else and no support. Wish I could help...TA, take it easy with your hip! Re Kafe Fassett, I just couldn't believe the explosion of colours that he uses, I was amazed, I think I learned the lesson of put enough of one thing in of various shades and then you can add in some jarring ones and it'll look fab. It really is worth a visit, if you like fabric and colour, it'll knock your socks off. Camelot, enjoy your day too. Nelski, sounds lovely, it's a menu for another day for me then. Enjoy the sun while it's here for now then, life is short, fun is more important...Although I suppose not more important than paying the bills, but a bit of balance doesn't hurt anyone :)
    Wotcha MIA's
    Mellifluous Monday!
    Shampoo? No thanks, I'll have real poo...
  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    Forgot to say the outside of the museum had been yarn bombed and there was a tree festooned with lampshades and pompoms, it was really effective
    This is the one I went to I think, there's a little video at the end

    Shampoo? No thanks, I'll have real poo...
  • redrubyredruby Forumite
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    Morning all

    Looks like another nice day here :jit was such a lovely day yesterday we ate out in the garden and must have sat there till 9 ish it was very lovely.

    I got all the painting done yesterday and it looks so much better I don't think it will need a second coat so I will go and take the masking tape off after this, we need to get some painters mate today to fill the gaps and then its done. I found it quite hard though to spend any time on my knees for the skirting it was very painful so Im glad its done !

    Today there are a couple of jobs that need doing round the house and then we will go out walking with the pup.

    Back to work tomorrow :( I so don't want to go but needs must.

    SO thinking of you xx

    Taff enjoy your 'day off' xx

    Have good days all xx
  • GersGers Forumite
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    Morning all.

    It's not a bank holiday in Scotland even though the banks are shut. It's more of a public holiday here.

    This glorious weather makes me yearn for my own gardens. Luckily the gardener is going in regularly to cut the grass in the back garden which keeps it tidy at least. Last time I was there the clematis was in full bud, it'll be blooming now I expect. Depending on news from the hospital I may get home for a night this week, I'm sure everything needs a good soaking.

    DM's other visitor yesterday was an old family friend who is a medicine for the elderly consultant in a neighbouring NHS trust - he always cheers her up. He emailed me to say that she's fully lucid again and just needs to overcome her digestive problems which he suggests are psychological rather than physiological as various and numerous CT / MRI scans and X-rays have found no evidence of anything nasty.

    Last night I bought a takeaway :o and really enjoyed it. There's enough for two more meals so the expense is well worth it. Almost very MSE. :rotfl:

    My thoughts are with all who are struggling. My father died on a Good Friday as I sat with him for five days. It was the best service I could give him. Keep strong SO.

    Happy Easter Monday to everyone.
  • nannywindownannywindow Forumite
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    Morning all
    The sun is shining again :j.
    We had a great fun day yesterday and stuffed ourselves silly..... now on to day 2 of the same :rotfl:. We were crying with laughter as DGD tried to teach Mr Fix It kerb craft in the garden . It started so sensibly and ended with " what if a herd of Wildebeasts are coming down the road ? " :rotfl:
    Today it's curry day so 2 types of curry, bombay potatoes, chips, rice, poppadoms and accompaniments and Galaxy mousse cake or ice cream for pudding. Tea will be more party food. I fear I shall look like Violet Beauregarde by tomorrow. :eek:
    Everyone's Mum story touched my heart yesterday and I realised that I missed the hand holding, as my lovely Mum passed away in the back of an ambulance without any of her family present, just strangers :(. However she is still here in my heart and always will be.
    SilverOldie I shall be at you side today and every day if you need my support. Hugs xx

    Right I must pull myself together and start cooking up another storm :D.
    Enjoy the sun everyone
    Take care
    nan xx
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
  • Afternoon all. Another lovely day but just starting to clouding up now. DD and dgs have just gone. We spent time in the garden and dgs played lego on a blanket in the shade after lunch. They went to Weston Super Mare yestetday so had a busy day.

    I let down three pairs of school trousers before lunch. Trust DD to spring it on my the day before dgs goes back to school. He will be in shorts for school soon.

    SO have a hug. Gers glad Mum had a visit from her old friend. Take care Holly H, Poppy, taff and Steve and anyone else have forgotten.

    "It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world"
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