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O/S Daily Monday 17th June 2019

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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silver-oldiesilver-oldie Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
This 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!

As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.
If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.


  • silver-oldiesilver-oldie Forumite
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    Good morning all

    Hopefully you are all asleep, not like me.

    dp1 how is your little Grandaughter , hope she makes a speedy recovery

    Not sure what we'll be doing today.

    take care
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
  • NelskiNelski Forumite
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    Morning SO and everyone on their way

    SO I'm sorry your nor sleeping its awful :(

    I'm back on the hamster wheel today showered and dressed ready for a train to the picturesque Sheffield for the week. Still not packed though despite all my intentions yesterday. Needs must now so short but sweet today

    Raining again for a change ho hum.

    Hope everyone has a good day if you can and that your little one is improving dp1
  • nmlcnmlc Forumite
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    Morning everyone

    SO - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that need/want one, those who are poorly and those that are looking after a poorly person x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Bright sunny start to the day here, changeable weather forecast though.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and I'm showered and dressed and enjoying first cuppa and my porridge whilst on here. DS2 settled and ok.

    Lunch yesterday was the roast pork, roasties, mash, carrots, broc, pan fried cabbage, swede, peas, yorkshires and gravy - all eaten and enjoyed. Tonight will be fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg.

    Not sure whether today will be busy or not, we'll see.

    Anyone heard from JackieO - seems to have been a while since she's been posting? Hope she's ok.

    We're now counting down to our holiday - we're both in need of some downtime and r&r.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
  • camelot1001camelot1001 Forumite
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    Morning All

    I had a great weekend with DS1 and the DGC, they are certainly active! We walked, swam, played and had a thoroughly good time.

    Hope your little GD is on the mend dp1.
    Well done on the weight loss RR.
    Hope your OH had a good night and settles in csarina.
    Thinking of you SO.
    Great your DM is looking after herself Gers, take care of yourself too.

    Off for a swim today, I was so lazy last week! 2 weeks to go until we finish for the holidays.

    The weather was good over the weekend so all the washing is up to date including the bedding from the visitors beds, I can make them up tonight after I've met friends for an early dinner.

    Have a happy Monday. Take care. XX
  • TravellingAbuelaTravellingAbuela Forumite
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    Morning folks and thanks for the early start SO. Much sympathy re your insomnia. I was awake at that time too but still laid in bed dwelling on and worrying about things I can't change as usual.

    Yesterday was glorious right up to almost 6 pm and silly me thought we were escaping the rain. Wrong, down it came. Still looks damp out there but I am vainly hoping it might stay dry as today my big garden makeover begins and I don't want him rained off before he even starts! I am expecting the skip, 2 tons of pebbles and the fencing etc getting delivered shortly. I hope there are no setbacks to delay proceedings!

    Other than keeping a watchful eye on progress, and making copious mugs of tea for the young chap, I have no further plans for today. I'm sure I will find some jobs to occupy me whilst I am housebound.

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) for all the poorlies, sad, worried or lonely who need them. Take care all xx ps anyone heard from JACKIE recently, she isn't usually MIA for this long. Also it seems a few days since NAN posted. Hope they are both ok x
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
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    ancientofdaysancientofdays Forumite
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    edited 17 June 2019 at 6:38AM
    Morning all and thank you for starting us off silver-oldie.

    I've been up for an hour or so, not doing anything of consequence. Yesterday I seemed to spend most of the day putting washing on the line, bringing it back in to avoid downpours and then back out again. Today we are meant to have a little rain about now and it has clouded over - and then no rain for the rest of the day so a few things can go back out just to air. I've got a load of towels in the machine now.

    I made a big tinful of flapjacks yesterday and now there are a few crumbs left. That was after a big Sunday Dinner and the chaps also had snacks, not sure where they put it all.

    I am hoping for a dry day, not just because of washing but I would like to carry on eeed-clearing as I got virtually nothing done outside last week because of the rain.

    My friend is back from 3 months touring the far east so am hoping to see her this week, we've kept in touch by email, she said that was the only reliable way most of the time.

    Thinking of ~taff,, dp1, csarina2, Gers and SO and anyone else who could do with a bit of a virtual hug.

    I too have been wondering where JackieO is, hope she is OK
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
  • redrubyredruby Forumite
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    Morning all

    Sunny here atm and meant to be nice all day, we have had weather warnings for tomorrow for storms and rain in the afternoon and evening, dd is flying back from Greece tomorrow so lets hope she is in safe before the bad weather starts.

    I did have a small glass of wine with my dinner last night and boy was it lovely ! I really enjoyed it, but back on the bandwagon today.

    Pasta for dinner with salad OH will have garlic bread with his but I will fill up on salad.

    Washing to do tonight which will have to go in the td as more rain due tomorrow.

    Jackie O has been posting on FB so maybe just too busy to get on here atm.

    TA I do hope the garden makeover goes well xx

    Have good days all xx
  • ScarletRibbonsScarletRibbons Forumite
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    Good morning, it's sunny here at the moment, I don't know what the forecast is though.

    Yesterday we went to A*nwick Gardens, I wanted to see the rose garden as I am particularly fond of roses. I thought it would be really battered by the rain over the last week, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Some plants elsewhere in the gardens were flattened though. if I was the Duchess of Northumberland I'd walk in those gardens every night after visitors had gone home, maybe she does!! There was one tiny shower, then it was warm and sunny.
    We then went to Bart*r Books on the old railway station. I had £14 credit there from when they'd bought some books from me earlier this year, so I spent some of that.

    Today, what delights await me - meeting an ex work colleague for coffee this morning, taking Dgd to the library craft session after school, in between I'll do housework.

    SO you had an early start, I had a good night because of the rubbish night I 'd had before. As TA says, worrying about things I can do nothing about as usual.

    TA hope your garden work is not rained off

    Dp1, hope your little Gd is picking up.
    Thoughts to the sad and poorly, and carers.

    Take care folks xx
  • HollyharveyHollyharvey Forumite
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    Morning all,

    As soon as the post office opens I want to get up there before it gets too busy. I have a couple of parcels to return. Then I want to give the kitchen a good clean. In the end I gave the bathroom a spring clean.

    If it isn't wet this afternoon I will go out for a walk somewhere. I'm going to try and go for a walk every day even if is only a short one around the town. I thought I may try people watching in a caf! this afternoon as well. I just need to get my confidence back going into places on my own. I have lost it a bit where I haven't been up to it for a few months.

    Camelot sounds like you have a good very active weekend. If I recall the last two weeks of the academic year are hectic at work for you, so you will need a rest when term finishes.

    SO I'm sorry that you are not sleeping still.

    TA I hope that the gardening goes well. I'm another one who was awake in bed at that time worrying about things I can't change :(. I wish that there was something we could do about it.

    SR enjoy your coffee with your friend.

    AOD hopefully you can catch up with your friend this week. Email is good for keeping in touch when miles apart but nothing can beat a face to face natter.

    dp1 I hope the baby is doing ok.

    Have a good Monday everyone xx
  • SpekySquareheadSpekySquarehead Forumite
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    Morning everyone,

    I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, despite the weather.

    My trip back to Glasgow was busy, as usual. Not that I'm complaining. It was nice to see various friends and family. I don't think I'm due back up for 3 or 4 weeks for a couple of birthdays. Which reminds me, I need to get my thinking cap on.

    Anyway, food shopping is pretty much done, need to go to the SM at some point today/tomorrow for a few remaining bits, including some frozen food which I couldn't have bought in Scotland and brought down as it would have half defrosted by the time I got home. Tonight, I'll stay slightly later in work followed by the gym then yoga before I go straight to bed.

    Still on 8 NSD's so far this month.

    camelot - 'The weather was good over the weekend'...?!?! Were you in Spain?
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