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    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3 18th Jul 17 at 11:34 AM
    Ok I'm diving in as I've noticed several of us have lost posts we thought had posted, and there now seems to be a serious risk of losing the whole thread. So thanks for the heads up Karcher. (and i sympathise Frith - i too like to nip back)

    I've revisited the first thread of our part 2, posted 28th October 2009. It said:
    Time for a shiny new thread The old one had got to 4500 odd posts which amounts to 22,500 OS pleasures (at least) It's so good to know that the OS life can be so rewarding.

    I'll kick off the new thread.

    1) Homemade bread and marmalade for breakfast.

    2) A walk over the Malvern Hills to blow away the cobwebs.

    3) Drying the washing outside- still, in October.

    4) Watching mydaughter making a game out of sweeping the leaves with her friends.

    5) The prospect of collecting a big order of meat from the butcher this morning and having my freezer full for less.
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    Part 2 went on considerably longer so many many more pleasures. And of course life stories shared, support given, tears of sorrow and joy shed. Part 2 I shall miss you, but here's to part 3.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 12th Feb 19, 9:18 AM
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    BoP inn the Millwright’s House ... Live
    Only the brave come out of the Spoiler Room.

    I hope the biscuits are good.

    Normal service tomorrow.

    Sacrificial Lambs to the slaughter.
    BoP has activated Sheep Dog mode. Usual rules. BoP is correct.
    Last edited by Blackbeard of Perranporth; 12-02-2019 at 9:40 AM.
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    • plumduff55
    • By plumduff55 12th Feb 19, 6:37 PM
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    Didn't post yesterday as I had my first online Tesco delivery since selling my car and was putting things away till after 10. No substitutes which was great and had a late delivery as it only cost £1.50 - cheaper than petrol would have cost.

    My pleasures today were;

    1) Up and ready early to catch the 9.50 bus into town.

    2) Collected my train tickets for next week's journey to visit son, then bought fabric to finish a quilt I'm making.

    3) Coffee and chat with a friend while in town.

    4) Went for a walk with my "Tuesday walking friend". It was a horrible wet afternoon although quite mild. Still had a great blether and put the world to right.

    5) Tea and Tunnocks teacake at mums. Mum's happy I'm having tea cakes again. She doesn't like change of any kind

    Chilling and watching tv tonight. I watched a brilliant film on Netflix last night called "Edie" starring Sheila Hancock as a crankie widow who has a dream. Great film xx
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    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 12th Feb 19, 7:26 PM
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    Hello. A day of not much after a night of coughing, spluttering, sore ribs and aching joints and a shoulder that popped out further than it usually does. ( I often wake with my shoulder slightly out of position)

    Went back to bed once garden chaps had electricity. Walked Haggis as far as the post box and back. Felt exhausted.

    Went to T for a few bits and pieces. A friend has asked me to bake for them so needed ingredients. Exhausted!

    Back to bed for a couple of hours.

    Up for dinner of sausage rolls and beans and now back in bed having just done a little dog walk.

    Garden progressing. They hope to have it finished by end of week.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 12th Feb 19, 8:32 PM
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    5) Tea and Tunnocks teacake at mums. Mum's happy I'm having tea cakes again. She doesn't like change of any kind
    Originally posted by plumduff55
    I had a tunnocks teacake yesterday
    1) lunch was left over sausage rolls from yesterday smothered in baked beans and with some broccoli added. it was surprisingly nice
    2) our new Director of QA started yesterday. met her at a meeting (i was on the interview panel and very impressed). we're going for a coffee some time
    3) mrpiano has an audition. i can say no more at the moment and i will miss him loads if he likes them and they like him (i've told him it's as much about him choosing them) but it's very very exciting
    4) dd2 called in at my office. someone had brought loads of tablet so ahem we might have had a square or two
    5) and now i'm sitting eating supper. call the midwife was very thought-provoking. someone had shared the way we think about sex is wrong on FB. Good share for LGBT history month.
    Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 12th Feb 19, 8:35 PM
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    It’s not cricket ...
    PM2DD

    Come on, your link no work. And I’m intrigued!

    Edit
    Boo Gar. Inn haste. DD as sore ted it!
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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 12th Feb 19, 10:34 PM
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    DD interesting link, I am playing it in between Martin Clunes on the islands. It sounds like exciting news for MrPiano.

    It turns out that painting probably isn't the right thing to do as I ended up poorly again.
    1 I took it very easy a pleasure to be able a lot of hot drink consumed.
    2 I hadn't meal planned for today as we were supposed to be out so tonight so I turned to the easy pasta bake.
    3 Watched and dozed through some Amazon Prime films.
    4 Slept on the sofa for a change of where to be.
    5 Dug out a really lovely purple fleece blanket one of the first things DH got for me back in 2001.

    Hoping to hold the bug off a bit for tomorrow as we are hoping to have plans for a pre valentines day to avoid costs and crowds.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 12th Feb 19, 11:42 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Tuesday).


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Took smaller son to the barbers.


    3) Hens well.


    4) Pork rolls from the butchers for lunch.


    5) Took bigger son to the train. He is stopping overnight in Kingston upon Thames before his interview with the VSO tomorrow.


    6) Bought nice pies from the butcher in floody city.


    7) Smaller son went out to watch the football with my brother.


    8) MrS appeared (was watching from his car for smaller son leaving!) and has not long gone. :-)
    Verschlimmbesserung
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Feb 19, 8:13 AM
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    Oooh Frith good for you!

    Tuesday pleasures,

    Scrambled eggs on toasted muffin for breakfast.

    Whisper it quietly but I am starting to feel a bit like mole and want to get my spring cleaning done, much window opening and feather duster flicking.

    My spring planted pots are starting to flower.

    Found a replacement for a spoilt but much loved jumper on bay of E

    New series of Shetland.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 13th Feb 19, 12:37 PM
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    Rite, what for?
    V As yous knows that BoP does check the rip off utilities for yous, and recently he has boasted note about them. That is the have ripped everyone offs with their rip off tariffs. Well when the convener in charge imposes a so called cap, it is not a cap, but a charge that everyone of them can get away with, it was looking likely that BoP for the first time in years would revert to the SVR. Well no, as BoP did not jump like some, he bated and then the your stitched dot con site came up with a nice gem from my CO2 emitters, and we is fixed again! That is what is like waiting and biding your time. Good old SP. Only £20 more than a fly by night cowboy outfit this year.

    Again the Prices. Gas 12,500 kWh gas for heating, 3,500 kWh for electric. Nos as yous lot knows, BoP changed his lamps last year for one wick candles and has now fitted his pad out with LED lamps. Electric down from 3,500 kWh to 2,950 kWH. That has provided the wobbleade kitty with £70 so far, and paid for the 2 for 1 LED lamps!

    Note that most on the your stitched dot con site, the best rates at the moment are SVR, though as with my CO2 emitters, in company discounts are there! Mine is SP, and SuperSaver April B2 is showing. Ifs yous with SP it is worth getting your cheque book out!

    4 Rites that is enough sparks! No, was inn with the Millwright last day! We showed them as well what for! Hopefully, with the sheep now in the low field looking quite wooly, it looks good! More later!

    3 cannot believe BoPsie. Well yesterdays BoPsie said it was only five weaks until Wharf of Fishermen. Now she wants to go to Los Angeles! I’m broke. Please send wobbleade chits to help BoP out, juts like that lass did from Grimsby who ‘s friends though she was inn a pickle, but someone had hacked her buckface account. This is not a con!

    2 Day BoP is lunching on toms and cucumber, with mature cheddar cheese. Boiled egg, go to work on an egg, rocky and two digestive biscuits. Orange and oranges in raspberry jelly with trifle sponge! Good proper foods.

    Had one last night. Manure! You has to laugh!

    Banks
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    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 13th Feb 19, 7:04 PM
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    Day umpty-thump of feeling bleurgh...really just day 3.5! Over it!

    Just climbed into bed. Have been in and out all day. Rest, get up, get exhausted, go back to bed, get bored, get up...repeat!

    Made tablet first thing for friend by request. This was exhausting and then landscaper chap came and told me he had his very own lurgy and wouldnt be working today...great! That meant I could go back to bed and not be disturbed by door knocks and can you just check this and I've decided to do that!

    As I'm a nice mother ( often...but not always) I siphoned some tablet off for my boy!

    As he's a careful driver his car insurance ( which I'd paid for) paid me £30 . Thank you.

    Titchy little dog walks. These are such an effort. But dry.

    Made pasta for tea with the last ( I think) half pack of 10p bacon and lots of veggies.

    Niece is ill, nephew is ill, great nephew is ill, niece in law feeling better. Son back at work ( where our germs originate) and colleague saying it's the worst cold he's had since the 90's. So far only DD2 the only healthy person and she's been putting deep heat on her sore hips which reeks and every time I blow my nose I smell it!

    Brief chat with DD1 first thing...not much voice. Yesterday laughing as neighbour/friend and I tried to talk she'd even less voice than me!

    Right. Onwards! Tablet was delivered by the healthy person.

    There was a blue-tit on the garden fence today. Nearly done birds then I will get a bird feeder and a bird bath of some sort ( haggis proof) My little 25p pots if tete a tetes are all in full golden bloom. Who needs red roses when you've got daffodils?
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 13th Feb 19, 9:51 PM
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    PM2BOP https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_quinn_the_way_we_think_about_biological_sex_ is_wrong?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&u tm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=s cience&fbclid=IwAR3j11QCe3mPciQ8FG8BTFpfFJPb2pjEXm ZAaWA0oq28aJYBeP8QDgYUKXs
    1) Finished The Killing Room (Peter May). library book due back today so
    2) renewed above book online to save paying fine. yay. hope to take back friday
    3) lunch of left overs with added beans and sunflower seeds. having found big bag of sunflower seeds in cupboard now addicted
    4) mrpiano received exciting parcel - valentine from america aw
    5) i have Snakehead from the library already (next Peter May). told my boss all i really want to do is stay at home, read books and cuddle my dawgs. rofl. she sympathised!
    Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.
    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 14th Feb 19, 12:39 AM
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    1 We did valentines early, as DH is on a course tomorrow, so used a meerkat to book into see How to Train your dragon, Hidden world, we took in our own soft drink we had a big box of malteasers. We also had a feedback offer for pizza hut of 2 for 1 and that was our early valentines.
    2 We went for a long walk after, as we were feeling fat.
    3 Animals welcomed us home.
    4 Watching the animals enjoying bouncing around the garden.
    5 Nice to have broken the cabin fever.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 14th Feb 19, 12:40 AM
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    Pleasures for today (Wednesday).


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Hens well. Sat on the allotment with them pondering for half an hour or so.


    3) Could not make smaller son go to school so went for a walk in the forest with my sister and niece for a while.


    4) Finally managed to get smaller son into the car and to school - where he ran away. Found his specialist teacher and looked more of a fool than normal when I admitted playing the piano really loudly had encouraged him into the car... He DID go into the autism centre eventually and did masses of coursework.


    5) Went to the museum for some volunteering.


    6) Collected bigger son and MrN's son5 from the London train. Bigger son enjoyed the VSO interviews and will hear on Friday! 10 days after that (if he is successful) he will hear where he is going.


    7) Dropped bigger son off at my brother in law's for games night and continued driving MrN's son5 home. He suddenly piped up that he hoped my date had gone well and that bigger son had been talking for ages about it on the train and that he (bigger son) thought it was marvellous and that it would make me happy. Well, who knows ultimately but today I feel all strange and very vulnerable.
    Verschlimmbesserung
    • house elf
    • By house elf 14th Feb 19, 6:17 AM
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    Good Morning,

    The lurgy lingers on.....sympathies to other sufferers

    Plum I saw Eddie at the cinema. We enjoyed it too.

    1. DS2 getting through more stages of recruitment process.

    2. Catching up with admin.

    3. Sold 4 things on EBay and posted 3.

    4. Waiting for my new bank card, I have had to use cash......the novelty!

    5. All is True at the cinema last night. Beautiful. Funny. Sad.

    6. Made sensory valentines cards with my primary class, as many of them are autistic. The heart was made from a plastic sandwich bag filled with some hair gel, glitter and a foam heart. They really enjoyed it. I am a bit worried that they would not make it home.......hair gel all over the mini bus.

    Have a lovely day
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 14th Feb 19, 7:05 AM
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    For past couple of days.

    1. Work still reasonabke. I've somehow managed to avoid the worst people so far. Managed of department is being better recently. Not sure why perhaps she has realised that I can't cope with much more.

    2. Lovely sunrise yesterday.

    3. Text conversation with my sister. Trying to arrange a meet up with her to celebrate her birthday.

    4. No arguments or disagreement between sins. Long may it last.

    5. Pictures of Friends baby. She had gone through so much to have him that seeing them both happy is fantastic.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 14th Feb 19, 8:20 AM
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    Wednesday pleasures,

    A bright, sunny and relatively warm day.

    Another day of tidying, Mount Ironmore scaled and then sorted through old work clothes and bagged a number up ready for re-homing.

    Fun in the sun with my equine girlie, this time in-hand work with poles, obstacles etc to get her horsey brain working.

    Rare evening at home by myself as Capt S headed up to the capital for the football. Little dog would not settle and spent most of the evening staring at the door willing for him to come home

    Tea was leftover chilli in my PJ’s watching a re-run of Lewis, reminded me of my singe days!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 14th Feb 19, 12:17 PM
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    Yake a look later?
    DD I wills takes a bags eyes later!

    V So this morn the blue lighted ambulance was rushing through the lights on the way to the mill. Juan in the car of Germanic origin was on the inside, Bop in his pedal cart was on the outside! Guess who got blocked! Don’t mess with BoP! He still has not got it that he uses the right fork and the give way, I take the left and the lights as well. Nine out of ten mornings I beat him! There, yous no has to rush.

    4 Has yous fixed, because as explained by BoP last day, I note that the rip off companies are racking up the prices by 10% to match the glass ceiling that they can get away with! And checkout these LEDs bulbs, as BoP bill decreased by around £80 for the wobbleade kitty! Usual BoP rules, my pocket not their greasy mitts!

    3 I just red about the lass from Dundee. I fear that the wall in the gents is doomed. A sanctuary is on the weigh out!

    2 Nite BoP is inn the gym keeping his looks so beach ready!

    No need for one again!

    Watch out for the glass ceiling!
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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 14th Feb 19, 5:58 PM
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    1 Up a little late.
    2 I did out the dreadful kitchen corner unit, we have one of those old swing round things where things fall off into a food black hole. Everything out to find treacle tin had leaked so clean up of all tins, date checking sorting. Everything back in, including 2 tinned up fruit cakes from the kitchen side.
    3 Fish and stuffed potato skins was dinner.
    4 Made bird food from the out of date peanut butter, seeds and suet.
    5 Various washing loads done and used the dryer, as I'm a bit sick of the house looking even more cluttered with damp stuff everywhere.
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 14th Feb 19, 7:20 PM
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    What a difference a day makes! Much better today , still rubbish chesty cough and burning lungs but bags more energy. I've not had to recline once all day!

    Garden chaps here.

    Have hoovered upstairs and downstairs. Washed floors. Cleaned bathrooms. It may have taken me most of the day but it's done and I'm happier that it's done.

    A couple of little doggy walks and a bigger one this afternoon ...had to remind myself that I needed to walk back the same distance!

    Made a very nice tea. Added a fajita spice mix to mince and veg and layered it on tortilla chips and covered with cheese and melted in oven. Very yummy. Inspired! ( couldn't be bothered going to T for gravy granules for mince and tatties! )

    DD2 got a dozen roses for her Valentine's Day and I've just peeked at her card and it's very sweet! He's a nice lad.

    It felt almost springlike today. I had the windows open this morning . Birds being busy in the hedgerows. And light till gone 5.45 pm tonight. Hurrah!
    • plumduff55
    • By plumduff55 14th Feb 19, 9:14 PM
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    Hi, didn't post last night but yesterday was a sort of dull insignificant day. Best thing was half a can of Rogan Josh and rice for dinner. I had organised the storecupboard ( renamed the Brexit cupboard) and found several cans near BBE dates so quick dinner with no cooking.

    My five for today are;

    1) Early phone call to HMRC to sort out tax codes. I was lucky enough to have a very pleasant and helpful call handler.

    2) Slow start then speeded up and got lots of housework done.

    3) Short visit to knitting group as my friend needed my company when having goods delivered by someone from Facebook. Seller was genuine and my friend very pleased with her purchase.

    4) Lots of online research done as Mum has asked me to arrange her Power of Attorney with me having the power. A bit of a shock really as she's never been interested before. I think she's feeling her age now.

    5) I've just started knitting another lacy baby matinee set in raspberry coloured wool for my ddil to give to her friend

    House elf I was a bit disappointed at the end of Edie. I wanted to know more - how she would be after her adventure. I think they should make Edie 2

    Dundee DollMum always has Tunnocks tea cakes in for me. When I visited her when the children were small I could never afford chocolate biscuits and we all loved Tunnocks tea cakes so she always bought them for us. Fast forward 25 years and I still enjoy my teacake when I visit her.

    Goodnight all xx
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