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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.
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 18-07-2017 at 11:40 AM.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 19th Jul 17, 12:12 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    A new way of playing musical chairs!
    DD Teamwork!

    5 Just what you need. millwrightís customer has just built themselves a palatial gin palace on the back of their slaves work. Where desks are not locked down by a single user, but available to all. Chairs are optional in some areas, but eating is only allowed in the rest area! Guess it is a free for all and first come first served! Be interesting on next visit up norff! Mind you with conferencing with video, I think ÖThen I think it will be a rush to the gates, the doors will be swung open! Had problem getting cloth to them using the internet things, as the file kept being corrupted by IT! Again, they seem to have updated one bit without the other! Fortunately in the boiler room we have ways of defeating IT!

    4 Last night again BoP was showing his beach ready body at the gym! And we are talking trim, and well groomed. Excepting the fur. Which has not gone rusty, but just curled up. No I is not talking about my lip!

    3 At the moment BoP is having serious kitchen issues with his hand rubbed short pastry! Last two pies has bin like patchwork quilts! Iím certain, as BoP as you are well aware is too good for getting things wrong, I have the recipe correct. 8oz of plain flour and 4 oz of proper fats, not glycerine that is used in emulsions! Now BoPís fat as you know is proper stuff and not emulsions, so 1 oz of lard and three of unsalted butter! Mixed and rubbed by hand and then a tad of water. Now it falls apart when laying the crust! Tips please and you will be credited in the usual ways! Mind yous lot, the crust is always crispy, as it never will see a nuclear oven! So instead we had pork pie salad! Tum was rubbed! Oh and remember the only walls emulsions should be on are in your house, not your arteries!

    2 Last night watched the cricket. I love to see balls whacked, but I have again missed some tennis event! Mind you, just seen that some galactical programme is being flouted on Buck of Face. Yers, I missed the earlier series as well. Guess I donít miss the sheets as I lay sleeping not worrying that I missed out!
    Curious like a cat, and to think you actually read this!

    BoPsie is currently in dire need of wobbleade chits as she is starving while we go skint paying for our next holiday inn the Apple of Big. Today she has found the club to visit on my birthday. BB Kings! Get inn. Please consider BoPsie and her starving when you eat tonight and send her a wobbleade chit!
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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 19th Jul 17, 1:44 PM
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    If it's helpful you can copy and paste these links into the first post so we don't lose track of the previous threads


    Previous "5 OS pleasures" threads

    OS Pleasures Part 1

    OS Pleasures Part 2
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 19th Jul 17, 2:10 PM
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    For yesterday.

    1. Long chat with DS1 on the phone.

    2. Sitting relaxing in the garden.

    3. Enjoying my book.

    4. Tea made with veg and salad stuff from garden.

    5. Able to get GP appointment on the day. She signed me off work for a week.
    • gt568
    • By gt568 19th Jul 17, 8:06 PM
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    I don't like these new threads.

    We fear change!
    Down with the signature fascists!!
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 19th Jul 17, 8:40 PM
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    Good morning from Thursday. For some odd reason the magpies are warbling extra early. I thought I'd slept in...still had half an hour before alarm went up.

    I couldn't log in on MSE for some reason ( usually always logged on) but I'm here now & thanks to DD for starting new thread & to zippychick for the links....the last 6 years of my life are diarised in part 2!

    Wednesday was OHs birthday. We still did the usual things, sadly just without him. Birthday banner went up, we went for lunch, we had cake.

    Work. Was okay.

    Much rain. Much needed by the gardens.

    Much kindness from friends who sent messages/ emails knowing that it might be one of those harder days.

    Lovely pumpkin soup for lunch. I used money that OH had transferred before he died that I assign for 'nice treats' it seemed like the right day to use it!

    DD2's friend came round to study with her. He brought me roses & her doughnuts!

    The most heavy ( yet tasty) chocolate mudcake for tea....with a candle in it!

    Right, I'm off to start the day which is busy from the get go!
    • Frith
    • By Frith 19th Jul 17, 9:56 PM
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    Hope you're OK today (tomorrow!), MHags. I checked back and I started writing here in October 2009!

    Pleasures for today (Wednesday)

    1) Not a bad sleep.

    2) Interview over and done with. A bit of a strange one. They didn't ask for qualifications or much work experience but then proceeded to ask questions that you would need years in conservation to answer! I answered everything as fully as I could but felt they almost whisked me out of the door. After the tour, the interview only lasted about 20 minutes and was supposed to last 45. Have heard nothing and am not surprised.

    3) Did various tidying and jobs round the house.

    4) Played a bit of football with bigger son.

    Made a tea so horrible we couldn't eat it - it will be interesting to see if the hens baulk at it tomorrow morning! A Jack Monroe recipe (usually fail safe). I was given a slab of dark chocolate (bitter and bleurgh) the other week and her chilli recipe said to put 3 squares in. So I thought I would, to save throwing it away. It could have been nice chilli, but was ruined by the chocolate!

    5) Phoned old work so am back there tomorrow, finishing my coursework!

    6) Have done almost nothing this evening.

    Still have a sore throat and impressive swollen glands. One you can see from the outside. I went to the nurse 2 (?) weeks ago and wonder if there will be a point where I should go back again. The bumps on the back of my head have gone down a bit.
    Last edited by Frith; 19-07-2017 at 10:00 PM.
    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
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 19th Jul 17, 11:16 PM
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    What a horrid day. Winter is back after our 3 days of summer :-( so quickly onto pleasures
    1) scrummy hm pasta ratatouille with bacon for lunch
    2) awkward yeti cartoons - I love them and they always brighten up my day
    3) dd2 came by at lunch time. I'd told her about a free bike check happening at the community garden - thank goodness. Her front wheel wasn't properly secure - could have been very nasty
    4) after work ceilidh practice with colleague. We played them through slowly and I was able to add quite a bit of bass yay.
    5) Then she showed me alexis. 'Alexis play Rachmaninov 3' ' I do not have anything by rachmaninov 3' 'alexis play David bowie' 'playing David Bowie in shuffle'
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 19th Jul 17, 11:19 PM
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    Thanks zippychick for the links. Lots of lovely pleasures
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 20th Jul 17, 10:12 AM
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    A day with much to overwhelm.

    Work . Good. Love a Thursday.

    Met friend at her local cafe. Got a phone call from estate agent here...thinking it was about broken cistern upstairs that I'd reported the other it was to tell me the landlords are thinking of putting house up for sale & could the valuer come tomorrow . This was after chatting on Tuesday and me saying I would stay on another 6 months. Promptly burst in to tears. Friend had nipped to loo whilst I was on phone & came back to me so distressed!

    Did grocery shop. Bought 3 RTC bunches of roses. Yellow, pink & white $3 each instead of $15 each, thank you.

    Came home , in tears. Called Estate Agent back. Seems owners want to sell this property & their own and get a superdooper one! Melbourne prices are crazy, our neighbouring property ( similar sized plot) sold for over a million recently.

    Phoned friend in Sydney , who shared her wisdom with me. Just waiting on son getting in from uni to chat some stuff through. Bit more of a massive day than I'd intended.

    Parents appointment at school. Report card okay. 1 term left.

    Lentil soup for tea and left over birthday cake for pud.

    Put skinny Christmas tree up for our fundraising morning tea this weekend. Will probably be our last Christmas in this house!

    Dog snuggled on my knee as I type.

    Have a good day!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 20th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Open and it is
    5 Canít say it, but will. England walloped the Jocks six nil last night. Someone has to say it!

    4 After I asked for help regard my issues in the kitchen with pastry, we finished the pie yesterday evening. Tum was rubbed, as it was served with buttered minted new tatties and peas of the garden. Cocoa was also drunk. No wobbleades were taken, see notes passim about lack of wobbleade chits. Please continue to think of BoPsie while BoP is skint!

    3 Now after the kitchen issues of recent times, BoP today has clothing issues. Not that the clothing issue could affect gals around the parish, but it is serious! My YFronts have been put on back to front. Not an issue for girls, as yous do not have such things! But when you stand at the waterless closet, designed to save thousands of litres of water a year and use your right hand, you find there is no hole! Fortunately, BoP can handle the situation without too much hassle!

    2 Post apocalypse at the mill! Well not, having to interview someone later who wishes to join the stokers in the boiler room.

    What a turnaround!
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 20th Jul 17, 4:39 PM
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    afternoon all

    Pleasures for yesterday

    1. Good trains to and from London and nice walk through regent's park
    2. Good supervision - supervisors have mooted that they think there's a book in it when i've finished. Something I have thought for a while but it's nice to hear them say it
    3. Lasagne for lunch that no-one ate the other night
    4. Out for dinner with the primary school mums
    5. Still warm and sunny

    Have a lovely evening all.
    I wanna be in the room where it happens
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Jul 17, 5:59 PM
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    1) Just back from a lovely walk up the river and through the woods with Maisie doggie and her mum.

    2) Got my little doggie pal for the whole evening.

    3) Had a nice warm and sunny day, not the dismal wet that we had yesterday.

    4) Some good YS bargains in Mr.T this morning and we found He Who Knows some long sleeved shirts 'with a pocket' for very good prices.

    5) Discovered some samphire growing alongside one of the paths through the marshes beside the river as we walked, knew there was purslane and sea beet there but never seen the samphire before, wow!
    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.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 20th Jul 17, 8:38 PM
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    No word at all from interview. How very rude.

    Pleasures for today:

    1) Not a bad sleep.

    2) Smaller son's specialist teacher being helpful, despite an unpleasant hour rounding off with being told to "go away" (or similar) - not by me, I'd like to make clear! Smaller son's holiday started abruptly and unplanned at 11 this morning...

    3) Went into old work at 11 to attempt to finish NVQ. Forgotten just how tedious it was. I was sure I had finished but no, I had merrily handed in reams of paper with one set of questions unanswered! Have to finish them at home over the summer.

    4) Hens wouldn't eat Jack Monroe's horrible chilli with dark chocolate in either, which amused me.

    5) Went to buy my sister's birthday present this afternoon - she wanted house plants.

    6) Made a rice pudding.
    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
    • house elf
    • By house elf 20th Jul 17, 10:38 PM
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    house elf
    Mhagster, what a distressing day. Poor you.

    A day of ups and downs.......concentrating on the ups!

    1. Lift to work with colleague and nice chat on the journey.
    2. Positive result to meeting I was dreading.
    3. Meal at posh restaurant for retiring colleagues.
    4. Train home coz thought I was going to have a cocktail or two, but ended up only having a prosecco. I really like trains. Perhaps I should go to work on the train?
    5. It has stopped raining, and turned into a lovely evening.

    Synchro Mums - 'Changing the world one sequin at a time' Lady GaGa
    'We have more in common than that which divides us.' Jo Cox
    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 20th Jul 17, 11:32 PM
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    Purple kitten
    Frith, hope you hear some feedback soon.
    McHags - Hugs.

    1 Work was there, a pleasure it was there.
    2 I visited DF in hospital, he is currently being cared for intensively, they are amazing, my mind feels at ease no matter what happens.
    3 A lovely call with DB.
    4 The fridge is literally empty barring my welsh duck egg reserves, I have even used up all of the long-life milk reserves, but a bowl of pasta with all chopped veg was scoffed.
    5 The animals are being playful and loving.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 21st Jul 17, 12:03 AM
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    5 Can’t say it, but will. England walloped the Jocks six nil last night. Someone has to say it!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    as an englander in scottieland I couldn't possible comment ;-)
    How rude idd frith hope you hear soon
    Hugs Mhags I was aware of the life changing events for both of us chronicled in part 2. Part 3 won't be a new start for either of us Because we still have so many happy memories of the life that was, yet part 3 will be an mse pleasure- filled adventure for both of us, albeit tinged with the life that is no longer to be
    And so for today
    1) 9am meeting on city campus. My friend makes the loveliest coffee
    2) 2 hour meeting and we finished 15 mins early. Very productive and good fun
    3) happened upon stood up colleague in library cafe so I drank my mse flask with him and chewed the fat
    4) lunch with the girls. Not very mse as I paid but wasn't too bad and it was lovely
    5) mr piano picked me up from the library 7:30 then cooked me steak and veg and we listened to recordings of rachmaninov Prokofiev and bach
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 21-07-2017 at 12:05 AM.
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 21st Jul 17, 6:49 AM
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    Mhags hugs to you

    1. Better day yesterday.

    2. Went for a walk to post letters and walked back and picked blackberries. Managed to pick quite a few without having to stretch.

    3. Spoke to a neighbour who i hadn't spoken to in a while. He had recently received some bad news but seemed to be doing ok.

    4. Made blackberry and apple crumble for tea.

    5. The rain meant the garden didn't need watering. Thankful for this as I can only carry a watering can which is about 1/4 full at the moment.
    • juliettet
    • By juliettet 21st Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    Mhags and Dundee Doll I hope your plans all go well even though you haven't chosen it this way.
    BOP, your pastry difficulties are maybe the temperature was too warm. Freeze and grate your butter/lard, move your beer along and chill the water.

    5 for Friday.
    1. It's Friday!
    2. Ran out of oatcakes for my morning coffee, double chocolate cookies good substitute.
    3. Had a clear out last night. Got some nice stuff for the PDSA shop tomorrow.
    4. Good laugh with sister in Canada through e-mail. We have the same sense of humour which is not really acceptable in very politically correct Canada.
    5. Garden still looking good as have worked hard in it this Summer.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 21st Jul 17, 11:49 AM
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    Thinking of Mhags x
    Like you say Frith, how rude! Sorry but I did lol at the hens not eating the chilli either

    Some recent pleasures,

    My lavender bush in full flower and smelling gorgeous as you walk by, torn between leaving as it is or picking for drying....

    A bee hawk-moth on the buddleia, never seen one in our garden before and was fascinated by its hovering and eating technique.

    Breakfast out with Capt S, I had the veggie special consisting of scrambled eggs, mushies, toms, roasted beetroot and toast, to quote BOP, rubs tum.

    Long chat with friend, she faces a nasty old op in August, second time in four years

    Restorative evening walk with the dogs, weather wise best part of the day.

    Sneaky extra for today, tax rebate indicated, if only the govt website not down for "essential " maintenance, sigh...
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 21st Jul 17, 12:22 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Itís in the out box!
    Ju E Et. Probably the wobbleade factor then!

    Frith. I often think after reading someoneís cv, I really should ring you up and tell you who youíre not going to be interviewed, then I have a cup of tea and use the paper to wipe around! Iím rejecting four out of five! This week, someone sent in wanting to be a stoker inn the boiler room. He left university with a MSc in Stoking fires! Currently working at McDís. Impressive courses he did at college. He graduated in 2007. Sorry, but if you could not get a job being a stoker these last ten or so years, forget it.
    5 With that and my beach ready body again being shown off this morning to BoPsie, she has thoroughly checked my attire after yesterdayís dress failure. Now I will be brief, they are on correctly this morning, so there will be no drama at the facility on the wall that saves at least 100,000 litres of potable water a year. Baring spills, Iím ready!

    4 T Eight years ago man had an adventure that was totally out of this world. An item at the time was to become a world leader for my millwright. I have to say, that item is now even more impressive and I glad I still work on its latest derivative!

    3 Off to the w8rs to get some wobbleade inn for the weekend. May get some bits to have black bean and egg fried rice later! More soon.

    2 Nite, after the homemade splash chninese done quicker than the cheese on toast delivery service could muster, I will watch a programme from the BBC. For £3.92 an episode, please donít pay the regressive TV Tax.

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