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    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 25th Nov 11, 4:36 PM
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    A new 'tougher' thread... and so it continues
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    • 25th Nov 11, 4:36 PM
    A new 'tougher' thread... and so it continues 25th Nov 11 at 4:36 PM
    Having lurked on the 'tougher' threads this past year I have found myself drawn to MSE just to check in. The tougher threads are really the only reason why I come onto Old Style as much as I do.

    Unfortunately we have lost the latest instalment and I for one have missed it dearly. Is it possible to miss a thread?

    I have been in contact with MSE Andrea about starting a new thread and she has given the go-ahead. All she asks for is that the thread doesn't become argumentative. We're to report argumentative posts, as usual and put the people arguing on 'ignore'.

    I see this thread as being a great support in these times. I see it as being a resource of how to cope with day to day living when the ends are struggling to meet. A continuing thread of useful ideas, tricks and pick-me-ups when times are tough. A place to discuss how UK/world affairs are going to effect us but more importantly, how we're going to cope or how these things will effect our lives.

    I hope you don't mind a relative new comer/lurker starting this thread... just MSE Andrea gave me the permission to do so.

    So... the Tougher thread continues...

    P.S. (I need to work out a way of getting the old thread links on here too. If anyone could help that would be fantastic, i'll begin to try now)

    If things get tougher?
    It is tough NOW. So how are we coping?
    It's STILL tough and not getting better - so how are we coping?
    Its tough, it will get better and guess what its freezing brrrrr!
    Last edited by fuddle; 25-11-2011 at 6:26 PM.
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    • Popperwell
    • By Popperwell 7th Jul 12, 12:08 AM
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    Coo! That footage brought back memories. I lived in Barney when I was a young teenager and hated it because there was naff-all to do. I'd love to live there now, or somewhere like over in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
    Originally posted by BitterAndTwisted
    Don't think it's changed a great deal, if you can access the local tv news on itv or bbc via the net I think there is more to be seen as some shops were flooded. I assume its because alot of Barney is in a kind of valley and you may be ok if you are on high ground.

    Interesting how as you said years ago you wanted to get away and now it would be most welcome to live somewhere so calm, peaceful and lovely countryside closeby...wish I could have linked to more images and video...
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 7th Jul 12, 12:19 AM
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    Speaking of two appropriate stores...weather and grass cutting...

    Th video has a quick shot of water running down the street in Barnard Castle...the other story this company runs housing across a large part of the North East throughout Durham County...
    Originally posted by Popperwell
    I hadn't seen today's Echo, I know Cllr. Bill B. well of old and got quite a start to see his pic (again..)
    When we were singing from the same hymn sheet, he helped me quite a bit with a problem I had, but he has moved on since. I'll leave it there.

    Ark not needed yet, thankfully. A quiet day in sorting out problems for students. Not much else to report on the tough front. Hugs to those needing.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • Popperwell
    • By Popperwell 7th Jul 12, 12:44 AM
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    I hadn't seen today's Echo, I know Cllr. Bill B. well of old and got quite a start to see his pic (again..)
    When we were singing from the same hymn sheet, he helped me quite a bit with a problem I had, but he has moved on since. I'll leave it there.

    Ark not needed yet, thankfully. A quiet day in sorting out problems for students. Not much else to report on the tough front. Hugs to those needing.
    Originally posted by mcculloch29
    I guess that you know this area pretty well

    I'm glad you've had a quieter time and its probably better that it has been uneventful...

    Lets hope we finally get a rest from all this rain...
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 7th Jul 12, 2:02 AM
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    Fuddle - how old is your DD? my DD has a pair of yellow leggings that she inherited from DD17 but refuses to wear, I can have a look at sizing if you like?
    Originally posted by kidcat
    That's so kind of you to offer. My DD is 3 and tiny for her age so I don't think they would come close. Thanks though, really kind. DH thinks she's going to look stupid in something I've made so have to do a good job to prove him wrong

    We're on red alert weather wise down here
    Originally posted by Byatt
    Gawd Byatt, it was bad enough on amber alert here. Stay safe

    Coo! That footage brought back memories. I lived in Barney when I was a young teenager and hated it because there was naff-all to do. I'd love to live there now, or somewhere like over in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
    Originally posted by BitterAndTwisted
    Anywhere over there is gorgeous, I agree. The last bought of sunshine we had we went to high force and sat on the rocks at the bottom. I would love to live in a more rural area but I guess the costs involved just living away from amenities would be substantial. I know it was made up but I would love to watch The Good Life again, now I'm older and more in tune with what they were trying to achieve.

    Pops the name on Livin' was a poor choice in my opinion. It suggests a certain childishness and doesn't instil much professionalism. When I first saw the vans with the pink on them I wondered what on earth possessed them

    I can't sleep. I woke feeling really guilty about buying some Christmas presents that were'n budgetted for - a candle for MIL and a bath book for my niece. Free delivery from Amazon and 8 for both but still, add that to the 5 spent on the yellow fabric and I also bought some knickers, vests, socks, tracksuit bottoms and school pe shorts for my DD's from Asda online yesterday. I've spent far too much that wasn't accounted for. Non of it a waste of money and all sensible buys/needed but can't switch off from it really.

    DH brought drill home from work so he can put our old rail and curtains up in the dining room... so pleased because the dog is grumbling at his reflection right now Looking forward to a cosy winter in his house and not fleeces duct taped to window To think it's all been sat in the cupboard for 3 years till we decorated makes me feel so lazy.

    Anyway, I'm alright. Going to make the kids a nice pan of rice pudding for breakfast later with a nice swirl of jam.
    Be like a tree.
    Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf.
    Bend before you break. Enjoy your natural beauty. Keep growing.
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 7th Jul 12, 2:26 AM
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    As this thread has become quite long, fuddle contacted me with a view to starting a new one.

    Now that the new thread has been opened I'm going to close this one and ask all regular and new posters to post into the new thread.

    You can find it here:

    make do and mend as things get an awful lot tougher

    Good luck to everyone who is having difficulties in these tough times.

    Pink
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