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    • Valli
    • By Valli 8th Jul 18, 8:19 PM
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    Weekly Flylady Thread 9th July 2018
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    • 8th Jul 18, 8:19 PM
    Weekly Flylady Thread 9th July 2018 8th Jul 18 at 8:19 PM
    What is FLYLADY? Well, it's our version of the US flylady idea - but we work on the principle that housework is not fun, it's boring, can be time-consuming, is often thankless but, unfortunately, necessary. It's here on Old Style to provide the support we all need and to make the whole task easier and quicker. We also accept that, sometimes, life just gets on top of us and we can't keep up, maybe because we're time-poor, not in the best of health and/or we have littlies who need us. We are definitely NOT control freaks aiming for perfection and utterly spotless show-homes.

    Welcome to the weekly Flylady Thread. You're more than welcome to join us in the everlasting battle against dust, grime and gibble. The aim of our thread is to make those onerous tasks less daunting, and to support each other - and to make time for the finer things in life!


    Please do remember we have to abide by MSE rules; each post should, ideally, include some mention of flying.

    Thank you Natty for last week's thread

    Please follow the forum rules on this thread as Flylady has been here a LONG time and is a fabulous support and resource for lots of us. All posts should have some Flylady-related (ooh a compound adjective) content!

    The idea is that even if you are really busy you don't need to fall off the wagon!

    Every room comes back around next week so please don't stress about catching up

    These lists are only suggestions and not a must do list; you are more than welcome to post and follow your own lists.

    Also adding a declutter mission each day will help to gradually clear the clutter and make flying easier.

    A few of the basics before we start the week

    Hotspots are areas where if one thing gets put there, loads of other things follow!

    Daily routines are anything you need to do on a daily basis like washing, swish and swipe kitchen and bathroom, ironing, making beds, vacuuming high traffic areas, making meals etc.

    Night-time routines are all things which make getting ready in the morning easier, preparing clothes for the next day, making lunches, swish & swipes of the kitchen and tidying the living room before you go to bed plus personals like shower/brush teeth etc.

    Fling Boogie - stick on some loud music, grab a bin bag and whiz around the house finding items that can go out with the rubbish, recycling, for charity shop, basically anything that will stop it cluttering your home.

    Swish and swipe/S&S means have a quick wipe over an area such as a sink or toilet to prevent the build up of dirt. This is usually done on a daily basis

    HHE/HHC/HHI Half Hour exercise/challenge/ironing ... run around for 30 minutes to the Benny Hill music frantically cleaning exercising or ironing.. other music may be used if you prefer!
    WM ~ Washing machine
    TD ~ Tumble dryer
    SC ~ Slowcooker
    BM ~ Breadmaker
    DW ~ Dishwasher
    SOAADFA ~ Sit on 'bottom' and do 'nothing'
    WUDUPA ~ washed up, dried up, put away
    WUALTD ~ washed up and left to dry
    KH/XH/FW ~ Ex-husband and other not so polite versions
    DH/DD/DS/DW/DP ~ Dear husband/daughter/son/wife/partner/whatever
    OH/SO ~ Other half/significant other
    NN ~ nice neighbour
    Toxic (friend/mother/sister/whoever) ~ person in your life that seems to exist to make your life miserable
    AF ~ Aunt Flo 'time of the month'.. nothing to do with flying but it comes up often.
    ETA ~ Edited to add
    Gibble ~ miscellaneous crap that appears forever homeless
    Dot-to-dot ~ pick a small area (not a whole room) like a chair/coffee/table/shelf/worktop or wherever- thats your first 'dot' - totally clear it - clean it - and only put back what should be there - deal with what you have removed (not just move it somewhere else) then if you have time move on and do the same to another 'dot' -the idea is just like a dot to dot puzzle, you aim to join up all the dots and have a tidy room. The trick is to keep each dot tidy until you get them all joined up! All credit to AnW's Mum for this one
    RoD ~ Room of Doom, the one room that feels like it is a permanent pit and cannot be used to its potential!
    MAD half hour
    - Mad is the abbreviation for Make A Difference.
    The idea is that you have a Forth bridge (ie never-ending - or just huge) task but that you work on it in half-hour bursts. This way you know you ARE stooping, and that you won't get it finished but you will make a difference - so it might be clearing out - the garage or shed, or clothes sorting, or weeding - you get the picture - but rather than keep going until you've lost the will to live you do half an hour...but, eventually those half hours will get the job done!

    Mr S/A/T/M/L/Al - supermarkets Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi. You get the picture!!

    Click here to read Toots wonderful welcome guide

    ok Here goes this Week...

    Marvellous Monday - kitchen dining etc

    Level 1

    Check your fridge - clean any drains, make sure it's cold and clean
    clear out any wilting veg
    wipe seals
    we need to keep food covered and cold in this heat - flies are multiplying
    wipe all countertop appliances - kettle; toaster, coffee maker etc
    move them and clean all worktops
    Put some water in to cool

    Level 2

    Wipe cupboard fronts, drawer fronts and handles
    Clean the windows
    Sweep the floor
    Mop or vacuum floor if appropriate

    Level 3
    Change tabel cloth and /or wipe mats
    Polish table and chairs

    Dust where necessary
    Clean windows

    Extras
    S&S bathrrom
    HHI
    MAD half hour
    Use the oven intelligently =- can you make two meals and save cooking time later?

    Tip Top Tuesday - bathroom bliss

    Level 1

    Remove all towels/cloths etc and pop them into the wash - make it a HOT wash and give your machine a clean at the same time!
    Get a clean, damp cloth and wipe all the place fingers touch
    Scrub the loo inside and out.
    Finish with a slosh of bleach
    Polish the towel rail.

    Level 2
    Clean the handbasin(s)
    Remove the plug and clean it thoroughly
    Remove anything icky from the plughole
    be a bleach baby and bleach that plughole!

    Level 3
    Clean baths and showers
    Wash any shower curtains
    Clean any shower screens - I use detergent in hot water to wipe off the scum and then finish with windowcleaner for a sparkle
    If you use a wiper give the rubber blade a good wipe over
    Mop the floor.

    Extras
    Empty a cupboard in there. Throw out anything icky and wipe the shelves over before replacing all tidily.

    Top up the loo roll store.

    Clean the window - wipe the frame before cleaning the glass.

    Vacuum the dust out of the extractor fan cover - if you have one!

    Empty the bin - and wash it and leave it outside in the sun to dry!

    Get a bucket of hot water - give the loo brush a good rinse and put it out in the sun to dry! Don't forget the holder! Damp, scummy brushes breed germs. If it's too awful to contemplate, wrap it and bin it and buy a new one from a cheap household store.


    Wipy Wednesday RECLAIM YOUR LOUNGE

    Level 1

    Fling the window(s) open.
    Empty bins
    Attend to plants - wipe leaves, water
    Attend to flowers - whizz or water; root out floppy flowerheads
    Clean windows
    Wipe window frames
    Dust curtain tracks

    Level 2

    Plump cushions
    Wipe or vacuum sofas and chairs as appropriate
    Get a damp cloth and wipe switches and sockets
    Clear clutter out

    Level 3
    Dust everywhere including skirtings, picture rails and dado rails
    Vacuum as far as you can (inc under furniture)

    Extras

    Usual S&S in the kitchen and bathroom
    HHI
    MAD Half hour


    Thursday Thrills

    Hall, stairs, landing

    Level 1


    Clear any detritus
    Bang mats outside
    Wash front door inside and out
    Sweep step

    Level 2
    Clean windows
    Wipe sills
    Polish mirrors

    Level 3
    Dust everywhere
    Vacuum/sweep/mop floors

    Extras
    S&S kitchen and bathroom
    MAD half hour
    Last edited by Valli; 12-07-2018 at 6:07 AM.
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    Janice 1964-2016

    Thank you Honey Bear
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 8th Jul 18, 8:48 PM
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    Flylady 2018 Challenges - GO FLYERS GO

    SCRIMPERS (no spend JULY)

    atypical blonde
    Lamewolf
    Pigpen
    Natty
    Kazwookie
    Jazee
    Honey Bear
    Valli
    Fayolle
    Yorkshirelass
    Lynnejk
    Mumof2

    [b[SLINKIES - weight loss challenge[/b]

    Lynnejk - 9lb
    Narcolepsy *some*
    Valli 2st/28lb
    Dizzy Imp 2st/28lb
    FurryBeastOz 2st/28lb
    nannygladys 3st/42lb
    Fayolle 2st/28lb
    atypicalblonde 2st/28lb
    Princess Money Penny
    Lil_me 5st/70lb
    JojotheTightfisted
    LameWolf 2st/28lb
    Roundtuit 56lb
    Jazee 2st/28lb
    Pigpen *some*
    MrsMoneypenny 1st at least
    Froddington 2st
    Dancemum 3st
    Mademoiselle about 2 st
    Ionafan 1st 11lb 9lb (hope that's right!) Excellent work
    donnajt 3 st
    Rosemary7391
    Mrs Chaos 16lb
    Faete 2st
    Natty 1st 7Ib {6lb lost}
    Kazwookie 2st tbc
    Honey Bear 5 kgs


    Flymarketeers

    FurryBeastOz
    Pigpen
    Valli
    Mumof2
    donnjt - 1k for hols

    H2H (hovel to haven)

    HoneyBear
    Froddington
    Roundtuit
    Mumof2
    FurryBeastOz
    funfairprincess
    Mrs Moneypenny
    hex2
    Fayolle
    lynnejk
    riotlady
    donnajt - by Summer
    Mrs Chaos
    Natty
    Last edited by Valli; 14-07-2018 at 11:16 AM.
    "I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness" Emily Dickinson
    Janice 1964-2016

    Thank you Honey Bear
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Jul 18, 9:06 PM
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    Thanking you.

    I'm kind of in but flying off piste.. or something like that!!

    My hovel is squalid and I need to fling LOADS of stuff. This weeks challenge is mainly ebeast based... I just parted with 140 so I need to scrape that back!


    Marvellous Monday - kitchen dining etc
    Level 1

    we need to keep food covered and cold in this heat - flies are multiplying
    wipe all countertop appliances - kettle; toaster, coffee maker etc
    move them and clean all worktops
    Level 2
    Wipe cupboard fronts, drawer fronts and handles
    Clean the windows
    Sweep the floor
    Mop or vacuum floor if appropriate
    Level 3
    Clean windows
    Extras
    S&S bathroom


    Tip Top Tuesday - bathroom bliss
    Level 1
    Remove all towels/cloths etc and pop them into the wash - make it a HOT wash and give your machine a clean at the same time!
    Level 2
    Clean the handbasin(s)
    Level 3
    Mop the floor.
    Extras
    Clean the window - wipe the frame before cleaning the glass.
    Last edited by pigpen; 09-07-2018 at 10:42 PM.
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    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 8th Jul 18, 9:19 PM
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    Hi and thank you so much for the list.

    At long last I have some fabulous news - J starts his new job next Monday!! This means I continue to work hard this week but then I drop my working hours as I'm chief shopper, kids taxi service, cleaner etc .... still going to work but half what I was doing.

    I am going to TRY to do Level 1s this week to get me in the hang of it but as usual may be a bit erratic.

    Hugs to all xx
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    • Fayolle
    • By Fayolle 8th Jul 18, 9:34 PM
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    Thank you and I'm here again.

    Hurrah, Mumof2!
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 8th Jul 18, 9:43 PM
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    [clicks send]

    I've done it. I've applied for the job.

    I hope I haven't overegged the disability side, but I couldn't see any way to apply without it, so I've told them in a nice, diplomaticway that I cannot keep up physically, I was placed in the job despite objections from Occupational Health and I've got tons of skills that will be useful without needing to scurry up a single ladder of heft gear around all the time.


    An ex manager is down for the reference, as I can't see the point of them approaching a place that is closed for the summer two days after the interview when they'll already be incandescent with rage at my having the temerity to apply somewhere else (and most likely try to refuse me permission to attend) and nobody there was even employed when I was doing the things the new job would require me to do; I expect that the least vindictive thing they could do is ignore the request on the grounds of being too busy/closed for summer - but going by previous references they've given out, it will be a tirade of how useless I am.


    Assuming I even get as far as interview and they don't just sling it in the bin for being crap physically.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 8th Jul 18, 10:01 PM
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    Jojo.. don't sell yourself short.. you deserve to have a nice calm working environment.. Of course you'll get an interview.. you're amazing! Can you have all of us as referees? We'd do you proud! xx Good luck xx

    Now to get this dollop of mine to apply for some jobs he is more suited to.. he hates this kitchen malarky!
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 9th Jul 18, 5:29 AM
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    Good luck, Jojo. You're worth it.

    Cheering with Mumof2

    Thank you Valli for the new thread and Natty for last week's.

    My house is horribly dirty - mainly because I have so many windows open and the cars and tractors going up and down the unmade lane behind our house throw up lots of sand and dust (and we have a very small garden - only 5 fence panels long). My focus this week *still* has to be on this final essay. I can really only work at my computer in the morning, so I'm starting early every day to avoid as much of the heat as possible. I didn't take Rosie out until 9.15 last night because it was still so hot.

    The shower that was forecast for tomorrow has mysteriously disappeared, though the temperature is due to drop to a more manageable 22 degrees, and it now looks as if Tuesday 19th is the earliest we shall get some rain to settle the dust It's a good thing I'm not expecting any visitors.
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 9th Jul 18, 5:33 AM
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    Morning all, I'm in this week but myOwn, approach as usual.

    Jojo - good luck with the job app. I'm just checking though, does the new job require a dbs check? If it does, you have to use your currant or most recent employer as one of your referees (I hope this can be avoided for you in your case).


    Hubby has left for his contracted job, 4 weeks in the lakes. Pickle
    And I head up on Friday. Here (in no particular order) is my list for the week. (Will add and edit as the week goes on)

    Flying this week

    Pack for going away
    Pack car
    Tidy our bedroom
    Tidy Pickle's room
    Tidy Bathroom
    Tidy hall, stairs and landing
    Tidy kitchen
    Tidy dining room
    Tidy front room
    'Leaving the house for 3 week's tasks' (will break down later)
    Birthday pressie for M
    Leaving gift for c
    Birthday cards for bil & sil
    Keep on top of washing
    Stuff to loft
    Tidy loft
    Stuff to cellar
    Keep cellar tidy
    Empty & defrost cellar freezer
    Sort food order for Lake District
    Sort back yard for 'going away'
    Bins out & Away (Thursday)
    Work for 1 day (Wednesday)
    Declutter wardrobe cupboard 1
    Declutter wardrobe cupboard 2
    Declutter wardrobe cupboard 3
    Declutter wardrobe cupboard 4
    Declutter wardrobe cupboard 5
    Declutter under our bed
    Declutter blanket Box
    Declutter bedside cabinet 1
    Declutter bedside cabinet 2
    Instructions for cleaner for summer deep clean.

    Flying time this week is 4 evenings
    Plus 2 full days whilst Pickle
    Is at the Childminder's.
    Also any
    Time I can snatch - like now, before Pickle gets up!

    Happy Flying everyone.
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    • Maisie M
    • By Maisie M 9th Jul 18, 6:40 AM
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    Maisie M
    Hello


    I am in again this week.

    Marvellous Monday - kitchen dining etc

    Level 1
    Check your fridge - clean any drains, make sure it's cold and clean
    clear out any wilting veg
    wipe seals
    we need to keep food covered and cold in this heat - flies are multiplying
    wipe all countertop appliances - kettle; toaster, coffee maker etc
    move them and clean all worktops
    Put some water in to cool

    Level 2
    Wipe cupboard fronts, drawer fronts and handles
    Clean the windows
    Sweep the floor
    Mop or vacuum floor if appropriate

    Level 3
    Dust where necessary
    Clean windows

    Extras
    S&S bathrrom
    HHI - more like 2 as not done any since Wednesday
    MAD half hour
    Use the oven intelligently =- can you make two meals and save cooking time later?

    wash darks and whites
    return coffee pods, take kids to hobbycraft and cex

    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 9th Jul 18, 7:04 AM
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    Morning all,

    I am in, thanks so much for the lists

    So far this morning I have emptied some carp out of the car, unloaded DW, put a wash on and dispatched DH to work

    I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to complete today, which includes a lot more business admin for DH. Me getting the job means we really can start to address winding the business down slowly.

    Best crack on, have lovely days all x
    MFW
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 9th Jul 18, 7:08 AM
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    Thank you for all the lists xx

    Jojo well done ofr applying, I'll act as a ref for you if you need.

    Mumof2 good luck to J for the job. xx

    I am waiting for the workmen to arrive to dig up my block paved drive to find the leak........... edit they have just arrived, and Don't want tea or coffee..........

    Long list of things to do.
    Sun, Sea
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    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 9th Jul 18, 7:57 AM
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    Narc0lepsy
    Thanks for lists.
    JoJo well done for applying, why do you need to tell your current idiots anything until you hand in your notice?
    Great news for most slinkies, Jazee I'm struggling like you.
    wish that's a seriously long list.

    Woke up and cancelled my Grit class at the gym; just not dealing with the heat and pollen and it's such a strenuous class. Will do Clubbercise though.

    Unpacking and post-holiday washing done, post almost caught up with, shopping up to date and hol photos downloaded. Flying needs to happen.
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • atypicalblonde
    • By atypicalblonde 9th Jul 18, 8:29 AM
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    Lovely friend did school run for me and I've achieved loads in that hour I gained:

    - Plants all watered
    - Whirly cupboard cleaned out, loads of stuff binned
    - Carrier full for chazza
    - Ebay parcels packaged up
    - Yet more recycling sorted out - green bin day tomorrow thankfully
    - Called the bank for an update on my complaint
    - Washed and hung out the throw from the car

    Right, it's off to the PO I go x
    MFW
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 9th Jul 18, 8:36 AM
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    Jazee
    Morning all.

    I have showered, walked the dogs and watered the garden. The temperature is much more comfortable today.

    I plan to wash up, dust the LR, sort out the frog which is paperwork and finances for the frugal life starting today, finish clearing hotspots, hoover/sweep/mop all floors, go to craft session and look at today's list - thanks a Valli.

    I have a couple of meetings to go to tonight but think I'll bail out of both. I need to spend an evening with DH.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    • ionafan
    • By ionafan 9th Jul 18, 8:53 AM
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    ionafan
    Had my shower
    Ate breakfast with DH in the shady back garden
    Washed up; DH started the DW
    Took Rosie for a run in the nearby covert, which is cool and shady
    A nice breeze means that the bedrooms are a bit cooler today

    DH says he will hoover downstairs
    I will dust the LR just before or after lunch
    Then we're off to the last day of a flower festival in a village not far from here
    DH is out again this evening, so we will need an early tea.

    Back to the essay: useful notes made from one big reference book; about to start on another...
    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 9th Jul 18, 9:01 AM
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    Been (for me) super productive in the last hour:

    Check your fridge - clean any drains, make sure it's cold and clean
    clear out any wilting veg
    wipe seals
    we need to keep food covered and cold in this heat - flies are multiplying
    wipe all countertop appliances - kettle; toaster, coffee maker etc
    move them and clean all worktops
    Wipe cupboard fronts, drawer fronts and handles

    Sweep the floor
    Mop or vacuum floor if appropriate
    Change tabel cloth and /or wipe mats
    Polish table and chairs


    I didn't clean the windows; instead I moved everything off the sills and wiped them down as they were a little *cough* minging, ur sorry, in need of freshening up! Will do the floors later as getting too hot.
    Think I'm definitely getting hot flushes as break into a horrific sweat at the slightest of effort and don't want to have yet another shower already!!
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    • Mumof2
    • By Mumof2 9th Jul 18, 10:02 AM
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    Just swept the floor .... will mop later. Off out now
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    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 9th Jul 18, 10:38 AM
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    Morning all!

    I have a massive air circulating fan going full speed in the kitchen as it still seems to be hotter than Hades here. I'm such a winter person. *wilt*

    Jojo - good luck with the job application!

    Big wave to all returning flyladies. Hope you're enjoying life in my county of birth FBO and good news on J's job success Mumof2

    I have succumbed to DH's pleas for another collie. It's been five years since his old girl crossed rainbow bridge, so I took him to see the litter that my nephew's GF has. We will be collecting our little bundle of black and white fluff next weekend. Oh, and our GirlDog is all set up for a litter later in the year too....perfect boyfriend found for when the time is right.

    Oh, and I'm applying for our CPH number so we can have some pigmy goats too. (Yes, I am mad) Just need to find a map of our land and it's boundaries. I know there's one in the "house purchase" file, but....it is in the attic room...and it's so hot up there that I can't breathe. I'll have to don DH's scuba tank and strip down to my pants if that is to be retrieved

    Got in at 1.30am from a long trip in Sussex, which involved 5 hours on a train with Tiny and no air conditioning, my mother being taken to hospital after falling off her step ladder, a successful trip to the wedding dress shop with my bestie, who found her dream dress (I cried, while her stony-faced mother sat there, unmoved) and my matron-of honour dress in the perfect colour, size and style....ON THE SALE RAIL with 250 off which meant prosecco before midday (would be rude not to), a visit to my nephew in Kent for his birthday and a football tournament for DH and Small in Telford, that was abandoned half-way though due to H&S concerns over the heat for the competitors. Small was sad, as his team had made it to the quarter finals, but it was dangerously hot, so common sense prevailed. This early finish meant DH got home in time to watch England's win, have a BBQ and a few ciders so he wasn't too sad.

    I have blitzed the kitchen, despite wanting to curl up and sleep, but I still have 101 things in my to-do list....bah!

    Catch up again later x
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 9th Jul 18, 12:08 PM
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    kazwookie
    Oh a bundle of fluff, we are going to need to see a photo or tow or three....

    Drive way dug up by 2 workmen, leak finally found, I was starting to think there was no pipe or water down in the 6 foot deep hole they dug.......broken bit replaced, all old sodden clay taken away, new filling installed, and the block paving down in a fairly level fashion.

    Mean while I:-
    Hoovered the whole house
    Did loads of admin type work
    had a long chat via whatapp with those else where in the world, and keeping fingers cross for all those young lads trapped in the cave.
    Cleaned toilets
    Cleaned all the bins
    Washing out of line, but that was early, in case workmen turned the water off, which they did.
    3 ebay sales, so packed them up, but not yet paid for so going to hang on to them for now.
    Sun, Sea
    Slinky is back on! - 23 and counting
    I can do this, I will do this...
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