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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 28th Oct 09, 9:14 AM
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    5 OS Pleasures in your Day Today part 2
    • #1
    • 28th Oct 09, 9:14 AM
    5 OS Pleasures in your Day Today part 2 28th Oct 09 at 9:14 AM
    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.
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 19th Mar 17, 12:39 AM
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    Pleasures for today (Saturday).

    1) A bit of a lie in.

    2) Scrambled eggs for breakfast.

    3) Thought I'd go for a quick walk and get a couple of geocaches. 4 hours and 15 caches later...

    4) Got the food shopping.

    5) Started the washing/cleaning/tidying up.

    6) Watched Casualty.

    7) In bed with 1hwb and clean sheets and about to try and stay awake to listen to the Now Show.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 19th Mar 17, 5:29 AM
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    It's Sunday afternoon, it's far too hot (35o) but I'm hopeful that this coming week will be a bit cooler.

    Trains are not running this weekend for line maintenance so it's replacement buses. Sigh...much picking up and dropping off DD2 at work. I know my husband would have been much nicer about it than I!

    Today I've sorted out my flowers, trimmed, fresh water. Will be glad when the blooming lilies are done!

    When I dropped DD2 off at work I went into my old work would be childish to say I was pleased that old boss was having issues with my nemesis and her not so clean kitchen and her less than friendly approach to customers! Ha! He did ask me if I wanted to come in and sort the pair who are working , out...not sure if he meant it but I said I couldn't work with her as she was skanky and unfriendly to which he agreed! Then had a moan!

    Steak (RTC) in slow cooker and about to be turned into a steak pie with roast potatoes and parsnips for tea...ideal when it's 35o but at least it's a proper meal !

    My mahoosive lasagne was cut into 18 portions. Had some last night , as son said 'it's okay!' I make a good lasagne so the bar is set very high! Anyway, it was very kind and will do a few evening meals ahead.

    Also going to make sausage rolls for lunches whilst ovens on.

    Spoke to OHs best friend from home this morning. He did a eulogy at Thursday's service. Good to talk to him.

    Getting free legal advise from OHs other good friend back home who is a lawyer. Will be putting my house up for sale. Tenants have been given notice to quit. Friends have offered their help with tidying / cleaning/ paining etc if necessary .

    Nice early morning walks with Mr Dog, when it's a bit cooler. He found a new tennis ball in the grass today so his old one was discarded in favour of a new one which he carried home in his mouth....DD2 put the other soggy one in her pocket.

    Have started bullet journalling again past few days. Concentrating on good things ...a bit like here but with stickers

    Right off to make sausage rolls and get diinner started. Have a lovely Sunday .
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 19th Mar 17, 6:53 AM
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    VJs Mum. Don't forget that late Feb 1984 I left my jacket in Paris! Can you pay hotel bill as well please!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    I called in but they said they'd sold it to pay your hotel bill
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 19th Mar 17, 7:07 AM
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    Skint yet Again
    Saturday pleasures

    1. mooched around in my pj's for most of the morning
    2. had a walk - it was warm but very windy
    3. cut the grass - first time this year. Mainly weeds / clover but looks better now its cut
    4. found a little frog in the green waste bin. Collection is once a fortnight and I share the bin/cost with my neighbour. He put some of his pond waste in the bin last week and the frog must have been in it. Glad I noticed before I put more on top of poor little thing. Laid the bin on its side and it hopped out !
    5. bird on the grass after cutting looking for worms - it had a light coloured breast and a white stripe above its eye - according to RSPB website may have been a corn bunting
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    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 19th Mar 17, 7:32 AM
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    * DD3's first date with very handsome (or so I was told) ex special forces guy who has never been married went very well. Then at the end he told her he had three children. Hmm. Interesting. Never married but three girls all by the same woman, whom he lived with when not on combat operations...for 10 yrs. (sounds like a wife to me)

    * Date breakfast with my darling DH. He was ravenous and didn't talk. Not very romantic I must say. But we had our usual smiling waitress and good food. He can be romantic some other time.

    * He's sitting in the recliner softly snoring. I love his sounds.

    * My friend had her baby on my darling DD1's B-day today. She's a keeper! Such a great experience for my dear friend. The last time she had a baby, she was 15 and the baby was two months early. Both of her parents were in prison for dealing drugs and she had been couch surfing at friends and relatives for several years. She spent months in Albuquerque at the NIC-U by herself. She would walk 30 min to a cheap decrepit scary motel to sleep. She was not able to keep that baby.
    Now she has a wonderful supportive husband who is stable and adores her. She has been able to buy things for the baby and it has been a blissfully normal experience. She is 37 and thrilled. I'm so very happy for them! Karlea Mae has brought some emotional healing with her birth.

    * Dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. Happy Mila!!
    Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    [Regina Brett]
    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 19th Mar 17, 7:34 AM
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    I called in but they said they'd sold it to pay your hotel bill
    Originally posted by VJsmum
    I'm rolling on the floor!!!
    Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    [Regina Brett]
    • milasavesmoney
    • By milasavesmoney 19th Mar 17, 7:34 AM
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    I called in but they said they'd sold it to pay your hotel bill
    Originally posted by VJsmum
    I'm still rolling on the floor!!!
    Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    [Regina Brett]
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 19th Mar 17, 8:44 AM
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    1. Coffee in the garden again with the chickens.

    2. Had a chat with my neighbours. Found out why they may be moving. They need to sell quickly to get a new build which is less work.

    3. DH bought me flowers- tulips and hyacinths.

    4. Had dinner at a golf club close to MIL. It's relatively cheap, good service and the food is good. It was good spending some time with him without having to do anything and to relax.

    5. MIL gave me a cheque for money she owed me. It was nearly £150.
    Pleased to have it. It can go towards my retirement fund.
    Also minimised her kitchen cupboards some stuff straight into the bin as out of date and some came home. Her carers cook for her. Put microwave meal in to heat up and so flour, spices, chickpeas etc came home.

    6. DS1 girlfriend is now due to have surgery as a day case next week. She is home and feeling bit better.
    No more problems with catapults.

    Visited MIL (Couldn't get out of it) did watch the rugby at her house. She is very confused but not sure how much is after dialysis. She still tries to be tearful and then stops if not getting sympathy. She has stopped even trying to walk and ambulance crew often leave her in a wheelchair as she doesn't want to be moved. She then asked me to help her into her chair. I have to say no ad 2 people with experience have problems moving her.
    Sorry about the moan.
    Last edited by villagelife; 19-03-2017 at 8:48 AM.
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 19th Mar 17, 8:52 AM
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    Skint yet Again

    * He's sitting in the recliner softly snoring. I love his sounds.
    Originally posted by milasavesmoney

    Now that's what I call love most people complain about their OH snoring !

    Congratulations to your friend and her OH on the birth of Karlea Mae
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    • oldtractor
    • By oldtractor 19th Mar 17, 11:22 AM
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    1. lovely long lie in this morning
    2. delicious cup of coffee
    3. new pair of slippers
    4. sun is shining through the window
    5. washing is put away.

    Well done for rescuing the little frog SKINT
    Trying for 10 a day
    • bagpuss38
    • By bagpuss38 19th Mar 17, 11:34 AM
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    Saturdays pleasures
    1. Free double mattress in excellent condition for littl ones new bed frame. Pennies saved put towards paint for her room.
    2.scrambled eggs and cheese for breakfast yum.
    3. Tickets to see Saturday night takeaway, due to my friend knowing s member of production staff we got escorted through the front door
    4. Girlies best friend came for a sleepover. They were strangely well behaved and asleep early.
    5. My jammies and bed after two nights out on the trot I'm pooped.
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    • bagpuss38
    • By bagpuss38 19th Mar 17, 9:38 PM
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    Quiet on here today, I follow on from myself lol
    Sunday pleasures.

    1. Pancakes for breakfast.
    2. All washing dried on line folded and put away.
    3. Freezer shuffle for dinner resulted in chicken korma, lentil curry, rice and naan.
    4. Snugs with my doggy, can't beat it
    5.tea and scones.
    SIMPLY BE-££577.11
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 19th Mar 17, 11:02 PM
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    Skint yet Again
    Sunday pleasures

    1. egg on toast for breakfast
    2. washing line dried
    3. celandine a mass of yellow flower in my borders
    4. eating up the last of the freezer stores - I have 2 empty shelves !
    5. next doors pink tulip (?) tree is suddenly covered in flowers
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 20th Mar 17, 6:44 AM
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    1. Had a good day. Spent time in the garden and the sun was warm and managed to plant some potatoes and some broad beans that I had grown from seed. Also tidied up a couple of areas.

    2. Hearing the birds and watching them.

    3. Pleased that all the hedging plants that we planted have all survived.

    4. Sorted out a couple of hotels for our holiday in June. We are driving through France.

    5. Relaxing with a glass of wine this evening.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 20th Mar 17, 8:35 AM
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    Some pleasures for the last few days,

    Immense love and awe at the solemn dignity of the hollow-legged ones as they were pall-bearers at their Grandad's funeral, proud doesn't come close.

    Our home, such a sanctuary during the tough last few months.

    On lighter note, spending a while searching for source of intermittent banging noise on Saturday, realised the wind was lifting and dropping the 'insect' house attached to the back porch.

    Bacon butties and the Archers omnibus, oh dear Justin!

    Finally finding Capt S a new car he likes, that's all I will say!

    Did Queen Mary's beef in beer for Sunday lunch, delicious.

    New series of Vera.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 20th Mar 17, 10:05 AM
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    vjsmum and mila rolling rolling rolling
    dfv was indeed a super full moon
    mhags daffodils finally coming out - reminded me of you.
    busy busy weekend
    1) Friday evening fab ceilidh for friend's daughter's 16th. dd1 came too with her fiddle. lots of dancing and i learnt the cha cha slide.
    2) Saturday got the kitchen back under control, then off to watch rugby with friends. We had good representation with 4 of 6 nations in person, 5 in food and 3 in alcohol (including irish gin)
    3) sunday lovely service. friend's first homily. she is being put forward for ministry training.
    4) then some of us to lunch and invited dd1.
    5) invited mum round to help clean and tidy. Music room now straight (i have been asking mr piano for ages, so not totally ideal lodger dfv!) and front room half straight.
    6) went to B&Q for hopefully last shopping list from decorator. over £100 ouch, but remembered had voucher for £20 off spend of over a £100, and amazingly was last day of use.
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 20th Mar 17, 10:44 AM
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    Morning all - back in Blighty

    Pleasures since Saturday morning.

    1. DS had a lovely birthday - well, when asked he said it was "alright", which is "youf speak" for "i have had a wonderful time, thanks so much mum and dad" To be fair he said last night "thanks for taking us, geez"
    2. Eurostar - just love it as a service. We went premium economy, so more room and food is provided (and wine )
    3. The rugby was fun - i had precious little idea what was going on for much of the time but the atmosphere was sensational. the French really know how to sing their national anthem "Marchons, marchons..." Shame to lose that way, but it was the right result.
    4. Yummy food, omelette frites, croissants, fish, meat cooked just right.....

    (By crikey Paris is expensive, though - nearly five euros for a coffee I love Paris, having been many times for varying lengths of time and know it well. But it is a city on high alert right now - even more than when we were there a month ago, I think - obviously there had been an 'incident' at Orly on Saturday morning and there is an election about to happen so i am hoping it's just that. There are many refugees on the streets, some with children My DS had his wallet taken (not by a refugee), but he realised and got it back - the pleasure being that he didn't have to hit the perpetrator, just said "give it back and you can eff off". The culprit seemed to understand..)

    5. Home to my own bed, my pulled chest muscle is still playing up and a good night's sleep has helped.

    have a good day all.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 20th Mar 17, 11:13 AM
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    Oooh well past my bedtime and an early morning alarm call as I'm meeting a friend for breakfast before she goes to work.

    It's now raining after a rumbly storm...let the cooler weather commence.

    Paid the balance of OHs funeral...timeously so saved $375!

    Bought our memory tree / (easter tree really) and sat and tied ribbons on the memory tags our friends wrote at last week's service. Hung them up and it's now on my dining table.

    Had to go to post office ( been putting off as couldn't bear the questions from the ladies that work there.) How's your husband was answered with a he's passed away and no eye contact as I wrote out a customs form. Then she said I'm going to cry! I just wanted to pay and go...bought enough UK stamps that I shouldn't need to be in soon! Is that terrible? I just find peoples reactions difficult. As in people who didn't know him / us very well but feel they should say something. Sigh! I've been told I will develop a stat response !

    Lasagne for tea ...the last but that was in fridge, rest in freezer ( other 14 pieces! )

    Fun with my sister on phone, I do love her!

    Cards starting to trickle in from UK. Post takes such a ridiculous time.

    My ironing fairy did the ironing which was still slightly damp. Will be dry soon with the blooming heat in this house, was telling my sister it was like having underfloor heating earlier it was so warm when I walked .

    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 20th Mar 17, 12:07 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    and the numbers are ...
    VJs Mam. So me jacket was sold to pay the bill! It was a bit upmarket, my jacket! Only thing left now is the bar bill. But hey, it was good!
    5 Logged into the millís abacus this morning and the counter were all over the place. Some upgrade apparently! Shame that after five minutes and a quick boot, proper one from me boot, got the thing counting again. Phew, just in time to invoice the millwright. Got to think of the money and not the corn.
    4 Was out last night inn town, popped on the train there and back. Had a couple of nibbles and some wobbleade. Raffles followed us down the lane and waited until we came home!
    2 Nite. Just checking out my tutu for the gym this evening. Looking good for the beach.
    In 1984 the horn was in famine Ö Seems those with an interest in misery have let it happen again!
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    Weekend pleasures

    1) Being with DD1 and enjoying her company.

    2) Lunch with DD and one of her colleagues and a 10 week old little lad who is scrumptious, we all had lunch and then when DD went off to her rehearsal for the concert the rest of us went home and had a cuppa and a cuddle for me with Brian the cat who I adore, most pleasant.

    3) Nice stint in DDs garden pruning the apple tree, sorting out the rest of the borders and creating a woodpile for bugs and critters on her nature area beside the bug hotel there.

    4) Getting all her ironing done yesterday. going through the house today and leaving her tidy and clean and cooking over the weekend to give her a break, she works too hard!

    5) Being back home and looking out of the window here to see green on the hawthorn hedge and massed ranks of assorted daffodils all in bloom behind it facing the study window, so pretty!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
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