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    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 18th Jul 17, 10:34 AM
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    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3
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    • 18th Jul 17, 10:34 AM
    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3 18th Jul 17 at 10:34 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.
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 18-07-2017 at 10:40 AM.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th Jun 19, 3:47 PM
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    A dry morning until lunchtime when it started to drip and I had been lulled into false security and gone on the bus to town without a coat, Aaagh THEN I found my little folding umbrella in the bottom of my rucksack Hoorah!


    Bargains in the charity shops, books, baby clothes, shirt for the Zebra child and 2 x nice tops for me.


    Lunch of Jacket potato with cheese, beans and salad in Debenhams restaurant and a BIG mug of black coffee, yummy!


    A new Maine top in Debenhams sale for me, sweatshirt with navy stripes on a white ground, most useful, half price in the sale.


    HWK had a cup of tea ready and waiting when I got back home, much appreciated by me! he's a kind boy.
    You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!

    Ours is not to wonder what is fair in life but finding what may be, make it up fair to our needs.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 18th Jun 19, 6:43 PM
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    Please Help ...
    Emergency PM2MsLW
    Iím inn The Bell Selsley. I want Salmon. It comes with Bored Bins.

    I think theyíre heading for the log fire!
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th Jun 19, 6:59 PM
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    I luvs bored beanses, they're one of the first spring fresh things to come off the plot and they taste of spring, Tell the chef you want something else and enjoy the salmon with veg you enjoy don't do penance and eat the bored beans if you hate them, life's too short.
    You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!

    Ours is not to wonder what is fair in life but finding what may be, make it up fair to our needs.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 18th Jun 19, 9:50 PM
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    Oh my MsLW

    I had fish and chips. The fire was roaring with bored bins!
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 18th Jun 19, 10:00 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Tuesday).


    1) Smaller son's last exam! Catering BTEC. Autism teacher had a little chat with me afterwards. I think it's a collective sigh of relief that school is over for him. Off to college in September - the first time he will not have been in a special needs school since he was 8. What could possibly go wrong...? :-D


    2) I spent the exam 1.5 hours in a caf! that opened a couple of weeks ago in a local nature reserve. Nice people and I hope they are successful. Had 2 cups of tea.


    3) Hens OK and they had some left over corn on the cob from our tea last night.


    4) Went round the charity shops locally and bought smaller son a really nice FatFace t shirt and one as new with pics of all the previous world cup locations. Also an H and M hoodie. Less than £10 for the lot. He is short of clothes and we need to get that sorted before college. I noted today he has grown 10.5 inches whilst at high school. He was pleased with those and they've gone into the washing machine.


    5) Bigger son had some internet so we messaged at some length. Had some good photos from him, including a preying mantis in his room.


    6) Took smaller son out for pizza to celebrate finishing the exams.


    7) Did a lot of wrangling with smaller son's phone contract (overpriced and his screen has been cracked for ages - and I was the one who knocked it off the table). Managed to get a new phone contract for less per month, Ebay his old phone AND get £70 cashback from Quidco. The new phone has almost paid for itself, which was pleasing.


    8) I received an email giving me lots of invigilation work for year 10 mock exams over the next 2 weeks. Starting tomorrow, which I can't do as the car MOT is at 9. But I can do every day otherwise.
    Never took piano lessons
    But baby you're a grand
    And I will learn to play the good notes
    And tune you up the best I can
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 19th Jun 19, 7:04 AM
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    Morning all from the early train to Lunnnon for a supervision. There won't be many more of these as submission is galloping towards me now.


    Ampersand, I loves G&S, wanted to go to the live theatre thingy, but DD was working and I didn't fancy it alone. There's another soon so maybe we'll make that one.

    Pleasures for last couple of days

    1. Home on Sunday, lovely to be home after a day of travelling, though I didn't order this weather.
    2. Had a bath whilst catching up with the archers.
    3. Worky worky work. Another chapter edited into some order. Further editing will be required.
    4. An early walk into town yesterday for a meeting. Got it over and done, and my daily exercise into the bargain
    5. Nice food, only DD and I to feed, so meat free days - yesterday was 'green' risotto (asparagus, broccoli and pea) though it was pink as I used up some rose wine
    6. 3 loads of washing on the line - nearly dried. DS not back until Monday so I am going to capitalise on that and clean his room and change his sheets
    7. DS passed his second year an overall 2:2 which he is a bit disappointed with. He is starting to care at last, which is encouraging and a greater pleasure than the actual passing. Considering that around Christmas he was struggling and wanting to leave, and that he nearly missed an exam, this result is not that bad.
    8. Watched last week's ambulance

    Have a lovely day all
    I wanna be in the room where it happens
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 19th Jun 19, 7:53 AM
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    Currently on holibobs with patchy WiFi but recent pleasures include,

    The holiday cottage is very comfy, well equipped with a large garden full of roses to sniff and enjoy.

    Lots of walking and itís very hilly here so good for the leg muscles

    The weather is being kind, especially yesterday when we spent hours on the beach.

    Rock-pooling, collecting sea glass and having a paddle in the sea.

    Little dog enjoying herself immensely, especially in the sea so the car is now very sandy

    Finding a picture in a local gallery to take home as a reminder of our hols.

    Sitting in pub garden, sampling local cider and enjoying a crab salad.

    Making the most of the long days, up early and sitting in the garden until late.

    & I did see that advertised in SB at the Barn, have never been myself but glad you enjoyed.

    Now, time to cross fingers and pedal hard, letís hope this posts!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 19th Jun 19, 11:20 AM
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    Blocked Ö
    Well I never, someone has bin blocked on me farcebucks page. No loss there, so please donít get your hankies out and spill the milk, ooops bared beens!

    Oh yeah, cannot believe the offerings at the wobbleade emporium last eve. Bored Bins. I could only thinks that Ms LW would be in her element quaffing them like thereís no tomorrows. Had fish and chips instead! At least they dids proper foods!

    Goings to has to gets me some haricot beens in tom sauce to compensate for the missing of them beens!

    Nows onto other things in BoPland!

    Milling around at the mill this day. Has some treats I forgets to put inn me lunch box, a cake. Will have it at home later! That way it becomes a better treat.

    I has got a food voucher from the Bank of Englerland worth £20 for our wild Wednesday out. Will be converted later. Nosh after work will the millers.

    But hey, as usual BoP has his filled and packed lunch box again, with another three proper chocolate digestives inside BoP now!

    So that is what it is like in BoPís life!

    Oh, we will do it again!
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    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 19th Jun 19, 8:06 PM
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    Hello. Think I was just too tired last night to write!

    Full house which is nice. DD1 arrived at tea time. Her sister had went up to Glasgow to meet her. The niecelys were all here waiting for them .Haggis was delighted to see his sister as was her real brother who came in a bit later and said hello name .As if she was always here.

    We had a yummy pasta for tea...same one I'd been cooking at work. Work was busy enough, I was cook as cook had day off. 'Twas fine! Had some left over millionaire shortbread and apple pies for pud and I'd made an apple and blackberry crumble to use up freezer stock. Cream was RTC .

    We went down to visit DD1 godparents and it was just lovely. Much laughing.

    Tonight the niecelys all came again and I'd made a lasagne ( well 2 as my big lasagne dish doesn't fit in oven) , all veg in it was RTC, cheese was RTC. Salad was all RTC and garlic bread was RTC. Pud was meringues and strawbs.

    Work was fine. Made scones and vegan cupcakes . Not madly busy but kept going, finished at 1pm.

    Sat in garden with DD1 chatting.

    Then we went down to allotment with dog and did a bit of weeding then delivered rhubarb.

    We had literally just got in when the heavens opened and it lashed with rain So that was excellent timing.

    Tips in the jar yesterday and today.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 19th Jun 19, 10:12 PM
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    Frith
    Pleasures for today (Wednesday)


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Took the car for its MOT and it didn't fail quite as badly as I thought (I thought it would be beyond economic repair).


    3) Popped into mum and dad's on the way home from the garage.


    4) Went for a walk with my sister and niece in the forest.


    5) Hens OK.


    6) Went to see my school friend for our weekly cup of tea.


    7) Had a look round the charity shops. Found 2 brand new plain M and S t shirts (for me) and it was buy 3, get 1 free. So I found a 3rd t shirt and had 3 for £5!


    8) Watched the England football game with smaller son.


    9) Bigger son did a video call (first time) and "showed me round".
    Never took piano lessons
    But baby you're a grand
    And I will learn to play the good notes
    And tune you up the best I can
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 20th Jun 19, 6:14 AM
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    No time yesterday to posy. Not quite sure why.

    1. Interesting times at work. Was talked about on Monday that communication needs to be improved. Boss was behind closed doors all day yesterday and too busy to talk.
    Chatted with people one of whom is leaving soon. She is so happy to be leaving.

    2. Friend seems to be dealing with her divorce proceedings better than she was.

    3. Went to see Osteopath and back is feeling better and I feel straighter. Always a good feeling.

    4. DS2 cooked pasta bake with loads left over so lunch for 3 of us and a 2nd dish of it in the freezer.

    5. DH went in the garden to sort out a tree and decided to have a drink so we ended up sitting in the greenhouse as it started to rain.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jun 19, 7:18 AM
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    A good day at the shop, hadn't intended to do the afternoon but was asked if I could last minute and made my best sale ever of £54 not bad for a charity shop!

    A lovely Mantaray top for me for £1.

    Chinese takeaway for supper last night as I was pretty tired and HWK said let's get something in, don't cook tonight.

    The sun is shining and it looks fair set to be dry for most of the day with just a chance of showers.

    In the shop again this morning covering another shift and looking forward to it as the people who come in are getting to know me and starting to chat rather than just shop, think I'm beginning to earn my 'village place' which is really a pleasure.
    You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself!

    Ours is not to wonder what is fair in life but finding what may be, make it up fair to our needs.
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 20th Jun 19, 10:32 AM
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    Saw earlier that it's rained again overnight, but
    waking thought was dreadful news, given late yesterday: a sudden death, young woman, within our rugby-watching group in The Alma.
    Nothing more known at present.
    Well....

    1. & had been in The Alma earlier, cricketing, after delivering much h-g wedding greenery to someone in Town of Gown. NZ Captain's knock did it!, through choppy middle waters.
    &'s arrival caused Guptill to twirly-clunk his own stumps, then make us quickly lose 2 more....

    2. Gathering and delivering that herbage has been an osp - thyme, rosemary, lemon balm and many different mints, as requested by bride. Have been potting a fair few on for person doing these dec.s, for any future needs. She caters, decorates, has newly qualified to officiate. Newly elected councillor, too.

    3. NHS. Village surgery. Grateful again. Another nurse checked, removed last suture, also repeated severe warnings.
    Probably as well & isn't Spits-ing today. Thumb stingy sore, swollen, slightly open. Back again tmrw.

    4. Chatty catch-up with The Alma's D, just as he rtnd from week of Polish summer, 30C, wife and son remaining further fortnight. D is covered in swollen mosquito bites, hoped baby wouldn't be now their fave munch is back in UK.

    5. Fenboy jnr's Addenbrookes surgery, latest episode, 1 of 2 this time, is safely over.
    #
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 20th Jun 19, 11:15 AM
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    I am not a number.
    I see some robot on inkled with a red hair has taken away knowledge from others due to her perceived position. No, I is not talking all fours, but it seems those too educated seem to think they is immune from being fleeced. Oh bother they is not!

    Now where was BoP on his daily ditty!

    I hear that a Indian magician trying out a Harry Houdini stunt of being shackled into a river, is missing.
    Alright I has bin on the farcebucks again, and to think no Avon rep opportunities came my way this day! No, just a silly game of the six word horror stories.
    Yous no get BoP doing it?

    On other news, cake was excellent last eve, served with proper cocoa and crumpets. Proper buttered and marmite. No bored beens were eaten! Thre brewed curry, tasty. Rite tasty was it!

    The Bank of Engerland food coupon was spent last night, and BoP has change. That is what it is like to guard your hard earned dosh.

    Nows as yous knows that BoP does not like HR types, humane remains. Well at our mill we has rid ourselves of these evils. No longer do we has the HR. We has the People Services! No, I still prefer Personnel! Wander whens they will change the name again. Perhaps it protects their innocence!

    Now mes is reading about the 100th anniversary of the Versailles Treaty. I see that Soldiers off the Streets rehoused another fallen comrade the other day, and it is around 200 years since the vagrancy act came into force. This was to deter old soldiers from sleeping rough in the streets! Napoleonic soldiers, 100 years ago we had the same, today we are no further forward!

    Rite, I am chomping on the burger this day from the chuck wagon. We have a good one just up from the mill race.

    Enuff BoP ditties for this day!

    I am a 3 radical?
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 20th Jun 19, 1:06 PM
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    Art'noon

    Pleasures for yesterday

    1. Early train to London, got my favourite seat. Only one egg and one rosti though for brekkie, but two coffees
    2. Supervisor brought in thorntons choccies
    3. Which were nicer than the meeting itself. These are tough now as they are pushing to complete and it seems 'it'll do' will not, in fact, do. The pleasure is that they still really like the nature of the content and this is all, apparently, normal. I just need to keep editing
    4. Decent train back, ate my salad

    5. Salmon for tea and work, work, work

    Have a good day, folks. Mhags, enjoy DD being home
    I wanna be in the room where it happens
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 20th Jun 19, 5:32 PM
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    & look after that thumb please!

    I am so tired but have done lots today

    Woke earlier than needed but just got up. Hung out 2 loads of washing.

    Work! Sigh! Still loving it but day 14 in a row! Just worked till 12. Came home and picked up DD1.

    We had a supermarket lunch! I'd a toastie. Filled up on petrol. Popped in to town to go to bank and pay a cheque in.

    Then we hit the charity shops. I got a haul. I have to wear black to work and as I've said before it's not my colour. However I now have quite a few new tops. A couple of green cardigans and a blue and white stripy top...to add to the others...never have too many! 3 pairs of trousers ( a size down and still a bit tight ) a lovely green skirt.

    Popped into florist and they'd just had a delivery of peonies. DD bought me a bunch.

    Niecelys had popped in so a quick squidge with baby.

    Stopped off at castle . We are getting a tree for OH birthday so we'd been sent a photo and went and found it.

    Having fajitas for tea. RTC veggies.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 20th Jun 19, 10:15 PM
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    hello all, DD is back.
    PM2BOP hosting Middlesborough 2nd August
    1) getting to Rhodes. Despite leaving the train before the train before the train that should have got me to Newcastle on time i missed my flight. (Combination of a very sad person ending their life in front of the earlier train, 2 sets of lines down and a broken down train had me arrive 4 hours later than intended) Was able to transfer to flight from Leeds /Bradford next day, stay at a friend's house overnight, then train down Thursday.
    2) fabulous hotel in Rhodes with sea view and balcony, swimming pool, amazing buffet breakfast and dinner.
    3) ex phd student was holidaying 10 minutes away so met him and his bf for coffee on his last day
    4) 2 museums, 3 churches, 1 monastery, butterfly valley, 2 boat trips (with stops for swimming in the sea), 1 city tour bus, 6.5 books read, several crosswords completed, swimming in the pool and of course lots of food, wine and laughter with the 3 friends i was holidaying with.
    5) back to Hartlepool very late, slow start this morning, walk along the beach and fish and chips, then train to newcastle then 1st class back to Dundee as managed to get a ticket for only £5 more
    Tomorrow is graduation
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 20-06-2019 at 10:17 PM.
    Be like a postage stampóstick to one thing until you get there.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 20th Jun 19, 10:53 PM
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    Quick pleasures for today (Thursday).


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Did a morning of invigilation. Realised one of the pupils was the son of someone I went to school with.


    3) Hens OK.


    4) Went to Croome (NT) with smaller son.


    5) Stopped at the butchers (Narraways - of rugby fame) for some pies for tea.


    6) Watched Holby then Ambulance.


    7) 2 lovely videos sent by bigger son. He has been organising a sort of sports day so one video showed him racing the children (he gave everyone a piggy back!) and another video is he and the children doing press ups. All in near 40 degree heat. :-D
    Never took piano lessons
    But baby you're a grand
    And I will learn to play the good notes
    And tune you up the best I can
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 21st Jun 19, 5:42 AM
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    Good day.

    1. Back much improved. Still feeling straighter.

    2. Worked with someone I like and someone else not too keen on. It was ok.

    3. Chat with a neighbour.

    4. Had a bonfire in the garden.

    5. Tried another new recipe and is one I will use again.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 21st Jun 19, 11:05 AM
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    Iíll pore the tea Ö
    Again BoP was testing his beach ready body inn the gym last eve. Looks fab for the next live appearance soon at the JAM. More later.

    Nows BoP is watching the flix of net thing about roasts and the one with the plump Diana is a must see! See it now before it gets withdrawn in the uk because too many melts object! Jeff Ross Historical Roasts. Got it.

    Has the Warster big train booked for later as BoP is inn to town this eve, with red paint. Chink and wobbleades shall be purchased. More later. Bored Bins will not be eated!

    BoPsie raided the coop this morning and has bagged the last packet of crumpets. Later, after the big train to Warster has dumped BoP back home, one shall be toasted, buttered and marmite will be added. That is a proper supper and not like some of the carp foods I has red on here! Wobbleade will be drunk.

    PM2DD Dates set in dairy for the Scoonts and other games!

    Colleague at work is off to the kite show in Paris. He agrees that France is the world’s most boring country. So although I left my leather jacket there in 1984, BoP has no intent on going back. There, travelogues from BoP. Just like getting it from the horse itself! Yous do nots needs that adviser of trips to tell you that either!

    Just checked me matrass for me pennies and shuffle them around as I do every FryDay, and me top up pension is not too bad. That as BoP does looks after the pennies he is able to wander into town tonight on the Big Paddington train and has some decent slosh with BoPsie. Please do not treat that as financial advice, as next weak, the gains made this weak could be wiped off the bored! If that happens, there be plenty of hawks who will take more money off you in pretence of give inn you compensate, but in reality it is long term! Avoid!

    More on BoP’s night out tomorrow evening! Obviously he could do it earlier, but to be frank, today is POETS day and I don’t give too hoots!

    On abouts Raffles, he climbed up onto the garage last nite in search of a decent supper as well. He has now got his act together for the yellow thing. In case you has missed what the yellow thing is, it hangs most days in the blue yonda!

    Think not to be inhospitable to others, but an angel in disguise.
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