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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 13th Oct 16, 6:34 AM
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    O/S Daily Thursday 13 October 2016
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:34 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 13 October 2016 13th Oct 16 at 6:34 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 13th October

    This is an !!!8220;over the garden fence!!!8221; type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It!!!8217;s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we!!!8217;re going to do today or what we!!!8217;ve achieved already. Everyone!!!8217;s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn!!!8217;t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don!!!8217;t post large pictures, or clip art !!!8211; links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don!!!8217;t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.

    Some people who chat here like to try to answer everyone. Don!!!8217;t feel you have to though, a general !!!8220;hi everyone, hope everyone!!!8217;s well!!!8221; is fine.

    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need them x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    DH and DS1 now getting up and ready for work. DS2 still in his pit, will wake him once others have left.

    Still dark, damp underfoot but not as cold. I have a lot of washing, drying and ironing to get through today - also all the other chores on the "to do" list. I'll be heading to town first thing to visit the building society and bank.

    Dinner last night was roast chicken pieces, new potatoes, carrots, peas, HG green beans, bubble and squeak made from LO veg, LO yorkshires and gravy - all eaten and enjoyed - and nothing thrown away. Tonight I'm not sure what we'll be having as DS2 and myself are going to a meeting at his college as he's doing the National Citizens Service programme during half term.

    Yesterday work was either manic or dead - had a very unhappy customer who didn't want to listen to anything any of us staff tried to explain to her, she was so loud, and not listening - a queue started to build behind her as my colleague tried to explain what was happening, the other customers in the queue were starting to fidget and you could feel people's anger - she eventually left shouting as she did so, we could hear the customers saying, that's not on the girls in here shouldn't have to tolerate being spoken to like that etc. So after this week I'm pleased to be on days' off and now not working again until Monday!

    We haven't heard anything from DH's private pension company, so I'll be phoning them later, we'll see what they have to say.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 13th Oct 16, 7:00 AM
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    Morning, thanks for the thread nmlc x

    I am full of cold and spent the night sleeping upright in order to breathe. I also have a pain in my left glute- literally a pain in the a**

    DS1 passed his driving test yesterday and no sooner had we insured the car as a full licence holder (ouch) he was off out and didn't come home until 10pm, by which time it was dark and raining. Another thing to worry about aaaaargh!

    Going into the charity today. No gym for me as I don't feel up to it.

    Dinner will be minced beef and pasta bake - nice and easy. Might attempt some housework when I get home. Did a bit yesterday morning but the floors could do with a steam.

    Hope all are well and for those who are poorly/have poorlies have a virtual hug x
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 13th Oct 16, 7:16 AM
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    Sorry to read you're not too well Coxy. Keep up with fluids!

    Yesterday I mostly slept. It was weird, I had no idea I was so tired but I spent most of the day in bed fast asleep. I woke once or twice for the loo and then a drink. A couple of phone calls disturbed me too but not for long. Managed to rouse myself to watch GGBO.

    One of the phone calls was from the college asking if I'd change my teaching hours from the afternoon to the morning for the rest of the semester - that suits me perfect,y as I'm a 'lark' and much more alert before 2pm.

    So, I'm up and about to hit the shower. After my day of extreme leisure I need to get a couple of chores done this afternoon.

    I hope everyone has a good Thursday.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 13th Oct 16, 7:16 AM
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    Morning all

    Dark and cold here still, hopefully it will be a nice day later on, off to work for me and I hope its not busy !

    Something and Chips for dinner tonight will go and look in the freezer after this, I will need to wash some work t-shirts and the shopping is being delivered.

    I have a few bits for xmas coming in the shopping so need to stash those away otherwise they will get eaten

    Coxy Congrats to your son, and I hope you feel better soon xx

    Have good days all xx
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Oct 16, 7:21 AM
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    Good Morning chums looking a bit doubtful outside at the moment although the forecast isn't bad.Gardener coming this morning then a quick lunch and I'm off to Faversham for a mini-meet up with NRA and Carolbee, looking forward to it It will be nice to put a face to a name
    Hope everyone has a good day ,another week nearly gone, time slips through our fingers like quicksilver doesn't it, we are almost halfway through October already.

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
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    • lonewhitewolf
    • By lonewhitewolf 13th Oct 16, 7:31 AM
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    Morning all
    Coxy congrats to your ds and keep warm .hope you feel better soon.
    Yesterday was yet another day from hell. I suppose I should expect it now the weather has changed. Today and the next 2 weeks should be fun as my supervisor us on holiday and I will have no one to refer things to.
    Spoke to local shop yesterday and they are looking for staff so must get CV done today and drop it in.
    FIL is still non responsive so don't know how long hospital will keep up the same treatment for without making a decision.
    DH is still low and now has the added problem of being drowsy in the morning thanks to the sleeping tablets. Worry myself silly about him driving to work but can't say anything as he is a stubborn man.
    Anyhoo better get ready for the chaos of today
    Hugs to all in need xx
    Bright Blessings xx
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Oct 16, 7:36 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Dull and overcast yesterday, it rained a lot yesterday and we are set for more today.

    I am heading over to see DM after breakfast as she has a blood test this morning to check warfarin levels, will see if she feels up to a cup of tea at the local garden centre, not very OS I know but it's a change of scenery for her.
    Had another 25 JL voucher turn up yesterday, that's 75 I have now just for using my Partnership card for food, petrol and other expenses throughout the year. It automatically gets paid down every month so don't pay a penny in interest but nice to get something back and they pay for treats etc at Yule.
    Hope you feel better soon Coxy many congrats to your DS.
    Sounds like your busy few weeks caught up with your Gers good to listen to your body like that.
    Welcome Kitkatmum

    Have a good day everyone, take care folks x
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 13th Oct 16, 7:38 AM
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    Morning All

    Mmm, it's raining, meant to be a decent day too. Washing was done last night and left it on the airer in front of the fire overnight so that's dry this morning. Forgot to put the DW on so will do it later.

    Got loads of paperwork sorted out of the cupboard upstairs yesterday, don't know why I have kept so much out of date stuff. Now got lots to gradually burn on the fire. I'll move the spare bedding up there which makes more sense than where it is.

    Work today then a Spanish night from work, should be fun.

    Congrats to your DS Coxy, hope you feel better soon. Gers, that would suit me better too, feels like you are clock watching all morning if you have to be somewhere in the afternoon.

    Have a good day, take care. XX
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 13th Oct 16, 8:31 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:31 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:31 AM
    Morning, ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Pleased to report it was the yeast, not the bread maker, turned out a perfect loaf yesterday, and breathe.........I know at some point I am going to have to bite the bullet, but not yet.

    It has rained all night, everywhere is very wet, so limited things OH can do outside.

    I phoned the coal man yesterday, he will drop 2 bags today. I am not heating the house at the moment, just our bedroom and the sitting room after lunch, usually light the fire around 4pm, it uses just one shovel after the initial coal.

    No idea what I am going to do today, no sewing, sewing room is gradually getting filled up as things get moved to give the workmen access to the old storage heaters and the window wall where they are putting the radiator. DD1 and SIL due Sunday to move the machines and the freezer. Will get the workmen to help me move the freezers back. I have old sheets to put over things so they do not get too mucky.

    There is some beef stock left from cooking some stewing steak, going to use it to make some soup for lunch with the new bread.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 13th Oct 16, 8:47 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It's a fine and dry day here this morning. I have DD's 13 and 15 home at the moment as they have a visit to the orthodontist in a little while. My lovely CMHT lady is coming at 9 and we have some paperwork to do and then we are going out somewhere.

    My face isn't hurting as much at the moment but I had a dreadful day of it yesterday. I'm afraid to eat so at least the diet will go well I feel a bit peculiar from all the pain killers I took yesterday so I will try and not have any today.

    Coxy, well done to your DS for passing his driving test. Hope you feel better soon too x
    csarina, glad it was the yeast and not the breadmaker. I confess that I own one but haven't used it in a long while. I think I will get some ingredients and start using it again as the smell of fresh baked bread was lovely.
    Gers, you must have needed all that sleep, enjoy your day today.
    Welcome kitkatmum, hope you will stick around and we can get to know you xx

    Not sure what is for tea today, I haven't taken anything out of the freezer yet, will see if I end up at a supermarket or not. I could do with going back to bed really but have to get on I suppose.

    Hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • tru
    • By tru 13th Oct 16, 8:51 AM
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    Coxy Congratulations to your DS

    I'm going to unplug the doorbell and turn the phone off this morning. Why do people think that if you're at home, you're doing nothing and can be disturbed at any time? I may not go out to work, but I do work (very part time, but still). They wouldn't turn up/ring for a chat if I did the exact same thing in an office. Ggrrrrr. Plus I run my own business it may be a titchy tiny business but I still work on it!

    The girls seemed miffed that I've removed their pumpkin, they've taken to sticking their beaks through the fence in an attempt to shred the plant

    I'll be glued to the laptop for most of the morning, then sorting paperwork into files. This afternoon I'm going to order more yarn then try to make a chilli! Someone's asked me to make one just like this, keyring size please (they showed me a photo of one they've grown). I don't think I can do it, and have told them this - I've tried writing my own patterns before and I'm just not good at it, lol but I've promised to try.

    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 13th Oct 16, 8:55 AM
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    Morning all,

    Lovely morning here,we had a bit of rain last evening but the skies are clear again.I lit the log burner late afternoon,it was chilly in the house.We have the heating coming on in the morning and evening now,even putting a cardi on its uncomfortable to sit around.I always thought the thick stone walls would keep this house warm but its a bl**dy cold house.Perhaps its worse because next door is empty and we have a cellar too,or I'm a wimp
    We need to get some kindling chopped up ready as I was chopping in the rain yesterday.DGD was coming for tea,she had to have a day off school as she was sent home the day before after being sick & I didnt want her chilled either.She was full of her usual beans so is going back to school today.
    Yesterday I said I was going to ring my friends hairdressers to get my hair coloured.I usually do it myself to save money,and my usual one doesnt do it anyway since he went mobile. It went a lot lighter when we had some sun back in August and I do like it but I have a lot of roots showing now and I find its hard to get it right when its like that.Anyway she can't fit me in for a couple of weeks as she's going away.I was sat at the table last night and DH said 'oh you've had your hair done,its a lot lighter isn't it.Men! (sorry Speky)
    HM ready meal from the freezer tonight,beef stew.
    Right,time to take the beast out,she's glaring at me,hugs to anyone in need xx
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 13th Oct 16, 9:06 AM
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    Goooooooooooooood morning one and all,

    Actually looks like a nice (ish) morning here in Glasgow. I can see the Campsies away in the distance which is always a lovely sight.

    Yesterday was a planned spend day. I paid the remainder of the trip away next week for my GF (early), got some small presents, ordered flowers, wrapping paper, card, birthday bunting and some groceries. That should've meant I wouldn't need to spend today however I was knackered at the GBBO yesterday so I didn't make lunch. I made Slimming World chips for the GF yesterday as she's currently half following that diet, and they were delish. Relatively easy to make and tasted really good even by my standards and I like the unhealthiest things - recommended.

    Today I'll fire through work, head to the gym, pick up shoes for the GF I was buy for her mum (she'll give me the cash tonight) then straight home to prep for tomorrow I think.

    Kitkatmum - Hellllo and welcome.
    Coxy - Congrats to your DS. A day he won't forget.
    Jackie - Enjoy your day, hope the weather is in your favour. Indeed the time has flown by, as it always does.
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    • newroadahead
    • By newroadahead 13th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
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    Morning All

    A lovely sunny morning here in Kent, hope it stays because as Jackie mentioned I am meeting her and Carolbee later for a mini meet up
    Really looking forward to seeing them both.

    I have a couple of days leave but have to admit day 1 started off a bit lazy. DH finished his night shift early this morning but I wasn't quite ready for my daily wake up with the larks so had a bit of a lie in

    I'm off until Tuesday so plan to get the house culled and cleaned ready for winter, will hopefully make life a bit easier as work so busy at the moment I only seem to see the house for dinner and bed during the week.

    Hope everyone has a great day

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    • Gers
    • By Gers 13th Oct 16, 1:36 PM
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    Thanks all - I'm refreshed now!

    Teaching this morning was OK, the students had an assessment to do so it was fairly quiet with only an occasional grunt or moan from them. It's college half term next week too.

    A new calf has just been born in the field outside, may be the last of the year. On my way out this morning I had to stop for four roe deer which were grazing at the edge of the track, well three on the road and one off it. What a lovely sight to start my day with.

    My grass is now finally cut, it had to get done as the rain will soon be back. Not sure I want winter to start but I really want the grass to stop growing!

    And the bad news - the SNP have announced a new consultation about Indyref2. It's more than most of us can bear.

    Now I need to do a little online banking. I'm moving my ISA from an account paying 0.5% to one paying 1.1% for two years fixed.

    The sun is still out though its very cold and windy, not the best of drying weather so I'm not going to bother with my very small load of smalls.

    Enjoy your get-together those who are meeting up. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 13th Oct 16, 3:12 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Well done master Coxy
    Just home n settled after a trip to dermatology with mum her chiropodist was worried about a mole on her foot I have to say that the care and speed of the appointment was fantastic
    we await the results in three weeks fingers crossed .
    Tru I understand we have delivery people who try to deliver to half my street who when they are not in knock at mine and say i know you are always here so can i leave this with you
    Right need to catch up on housework dinner is on so just gonna grab a cuppa n get on
    Have a good evening x
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 13th Oct 16, 4:20 PM
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    Well done Master Coxy.
    Tru I understand we have delivery people who try to deliver to half my street who when they are not in knock at mine and say i know you are always here so can i leave this with you
    Originally posted by tiredmum2
    I used to get this all the time when Mr LW was working; there was no car in the carport (so how did they know anyone was in?) and when you get to the front door, I have a notice on it with the blue wheelchair symbol and the words "Disabled person lives here - please be patient while I get to the door" and STILL they seemed to think it was OK to disturb me to take in all manner of stuff for just about everyone else in the close. Once I got the video phone thingy put it (I can see who's at the door without physically trekking to it) I started saying No. I did feel a bit mean at first, but considering for the most part they are able-bodied folks who could easily re-arrange their deliveries, I decided I was justified.

    Gers how lovely to see roe deer; there was a little muntjac wandering about in the linear park near us a few weeks back.
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    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 13th Oct 16, 10:20 PM
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    Butterfly Brain
    Still in pain and it is difficult to do anything, so dinner tonight was a freezer HM "Ready meal" of Sausage pasta, I just had to boil the pasta and heat the sauce, mix together and a nice hot dinner in ten minutes

    So more painkillers tonight, the thing is I can't wake up in the morning because they knock me out. DH has promised to take me to B&M tomorrow to get some bits, I want to get a few boxes of their Christmas crackers, 3.99 and much better than the ones in Wilko for 10 and some headphones for both of my two for Christmas pressies.

    Really hurting to type so BFN x

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