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    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Oct 16, 6:57 AM
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    OS Daily Saturday 15 October
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    OS Daily Saturday 15 October 15th Oct 16 at 6:57 AM
    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’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’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’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’t feel you have to though, a general “hi everyone, hope everyone’s well” is fine.
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Oct 16, 7:43 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    The sky is beginning to lighten now, it was so dark half an hour ago.

    I'm so thrilled with my clean windows - small things bring so much pleasure these days.

    My only plans are to go to a 'jumble sale' at a neighbouring village which will have an arts and crafts stall. I'm hoping for something more than a knitted toilet roll lady or (bad) hand made soap.

    RIP Jean Alexander.

    Happy Saturday to all.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 15th Oct 16, 7:56 AM
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    Morning GERS and all to follow. A bit of a drab start here but they say today will be slightly milder. Am hoping so as I want to cut some stuff well back and I'm not an all weather gardener!

    I have been chasing my tail non-stop since we came back from the caravan Thursday afternoon. We brought more stuff back to add to DS's stuff already surrounding us. I got all the bedding and clothing we brought back washed and dried yesterday so, of course, there is now a huge ironing pile!

    I made a big Shepherd's Pie and lots of veg for dinner last night and there is quite a bit left over which will warm up nicely for lunch. I have just got a bag of prawns out to defrost for tonight, to have in a seafood sauce with big jacket spuds and salad. So that's an easy cooking day ahead.

    Mr TA was slightly more comfortable yesterday and had certainly slept better than the night before. I am hoping there is more improvement today.

    Have a good day all and (((HUGS))) to all the poorlies and worried. Thinking especially of LAINEY and her DM. Take care all whatever you are up to xx
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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 15th Oct 16, 8:14 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Gers- thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need them x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Now light, dry underfoot at the moment, sky is very cloudy and overcast and forecast for here is showers all day.

    DH and myself now enjoying first peaceful cuppas of the day, I've also had my porridge, I've also showered and am dressed. Both boys still in their pits.

    Today we have a few jobs on the list to get done, so if we achieve all of them I'll be happy.

    Yesterday I managed to get both our bed and DS2's bed's stripped and his bed linen washed and dried, ours is still waiting to be washed, as it's king size, it won't all fit in the washing machine at once, so it's 2 loads, but will get it washed tomorrow as forecast is sunny and warmer, hopefully I'll get it all line dried.

    Dinner last night was ribs in smoky bbq sauce, prawn and veg rice with mushroom chow mein. Tonight will be gammon, egg, chips and peas, the gammon is from the butchers, so we'll see how good it is.

    I did manage to get some baking/cooking done yesterday, I made 2 doz twinks, apple crumble and a victoria sponge - which needs the buttercream and jam filling to be put in, but it wasn't cool properly last night when I wanted to do it, so I need to do that today. I also took DS2 to get some swim shorts, trackie bottoms, a warm zip up hoodie and a new pair of trainers - didn't do too bad, the trackie bottoms and zip up hoodie we found in MrT, and he tried them on and said how comfortable they are, £28 for both, then his swim shorts £7.99 and trainers were £29.99 - obviously from the big discount sports store, normally his trainers alone, are £50+ - the last pair were nearly £70, the one's he chose are a different make and are a cross between a trainer and a walking shoe, we'll see how he goes, as soon as he tried them on he said how comfortable they are, hoping that continues and he doesn't grow any more - he's 16 years old, currently 10.5 shoe size, towers above me, he's now taller than his dad, and is a shade under 15 stone and build like a brick outhouse!

    Have good Saturdays' everyone x

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 15th Oct 16, 8:35 AM
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    Morning everyone, thanks for the thread Gers x

    Dry here at the moment, WM on at the moment and hope it will dry outside as bedding which takes ages on the airers.

    Had a lovely and much needed evening out with my pals last night, we range in age from 27 right through to 55 but all get on so well and the laughs are non-stop. Had a Cajun rump steak with Stilton sauce which was delicious followed by Bakewell tart & cream, yum but boy was I stuffed
    Thanks v much for kind words re Mum and letter etc, we have made an official complaint to NHS England if only so another family won't have to go through the same. I did have a good long chat with DM about it, she said was reconciled to timescale etc now but was shocked mainly because she feels relatively well at the moment. We talked about how her positive mental attitude will impact time left and she reassured me that she has far from given up! It also left the door open for some tricky conversations re wishes etc which we touched on but will talk more tonight when I go over and it will just be her and my brother.

    Eldest hollow legged-legged SS is popping in today so will be good to catch up in his world, must also make time to see Bill as missed yesterday.

    Have a good day everyone, take care folks x
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Oct 16, 9:03 AM
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    Lainey well done on sorting out a sensitive subject with your DM.I kept thinking about what happened and felt so angry for you both Enough stress on the family as it is without additional worry, hugs to you all xx

    And good morning to you all. weather looking dry but cold at the moment. Luckily I don't have to poke my head outside today as I have more than enough food and it will be another NSD for me today.This morning I am going to do my ironing and watch some catch-up TV. Then possibly sit and knit for awhile this afternoon with my feet up and the wireless on. Very relaxing with a pot of tea by the side of me My idea of pure bliss just doing what I feel like and no scurrying around at all

    Hope you all have as a relaxing weekend as me

    Take care chums

    JackieO xx
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    • lonewhitewolf
    • By lonewhitewolf 15th Oct 16, 9:32 AM
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    Morning all x
    Well just waiting for DH to finish getting ready then we are off to town . He has an eye appointment at 11 and I want to get some veg from market and need to fill a prescription.
    DD2 is off today to visit friends in Southampton so will be out overnight. Hopefully DH and myself can relax with a film or 2 and a few glasses of wine.
    Want to cook tonight but DH has already shown plans of eating out so will have to play it by ear.
    Been looking at the halogen cookers and was wondering if they are worth the money or not.
    Need to get washing done today as DD1 and DGD will be with us tomorrow and I will not have chance then. Also need to clean the bathroom and replace the shower screen rubber seal as it's looking worn
    Anyhoo I can hear movement from above now so better get on
    Hugs to all in need xx
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 15th Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    Morning all, thanks for the thread Gers xx

    Lainey - I feel so awful for you and DM. Glad that you made a complaint as that should never have happened. Sending hugs xxx

    I had a lovely day yesterday at the prize giving and met David Domoney. One funny moment where I was photo bombing (unintentionally) and he told me to move out the way lol. Embarrassing in front of 200 strong audience.

    We had a fish n chip takeaway last night which was lovely at the time but suffered for it during the night. I haven't had that type of thing for ages and it made my tummy hurt.

    Bedding is on and will put it on the line shortly. Rain due later.

    Have a good day all,
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Oct 16, 9:53 AM
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    My only plans are to go to a 'jumble sale' at a neighbouring village which will have an arts and crafts stall. I'm hoping for something more than a knitted toilet roll lady or (bad) hand made soap.
    Originally posted by Gers
    I've changed my mind about going out - it's turned horrible outside so I'm going to stay cosy at home.

    The fridge needs 'eating down' so I've dug out a packet of chorizo and a tube of tomato paste. I'll match it up with some defrosted chicken thighs for two meals over the weekend.

    Keep warm everyone.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 15th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    Morning all,

    Nice bright day here got a wash on the go and at least another two to go in will get them all on the line today.

    Got up this morning and the fire was still glowing so I shoved some more paper and kindling on and we now have a roaring fire again.

    Wont be doing too much today as back to work tomorrow so intend to make the most of my day off, OH is going to run up the shop and get some bits and bobs and we need to have a good clean through and walk the dog.

    This afternoon will be devoted to relaxing, I shall be found on the sofa in front of the fire watching films and quite possibly having a snooze.

    Dinner tonight is going to be Jacket spuds which we are going to try and cook on the log burner with nice ham and cheese etc.

    Lainey hugs to you and your dear mum.

    Have good days all xx
    • Slowly57
    • By Slowly57 15th Oct 16, 2:01 PM
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    Sorry for going missing for a few days - I've tried to keep up - but sometimes you gotta be happy with what you can do rather than what you want to do.

    Hugs/positivity and xxxxx's to all who want them. To those in a dark place, keep going - ha! you probably thought I'd given up - but no - c'mon you can do it. Sending love and brightness xxxx
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 15th Oct 16, 2:30 PM
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    Afternoon, ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) of you need one.

    Washing ready to go out when I got up, used the timer, my daughter will give me what for if she finds out!!

    The washing has hung on the line limply all morning, just after lunch the sun came out briefly and a slight breeze. I will be going out shortly to bring it in and drape it over the airer. It will go in the sitting room tonight when we go to bed, it will finish off in the warmth from the fire as it dies down.

    Heard from the heating installers, there was a question about where the rad was to go in the sitting room. I wanted it to go where they were taking the storage radiator out. Surveyor was not quite sure if the space was going to be big enough. If it had to go under the window I would have to get the curtains shortened. Really did not want to do that, I will not have to there is just enough room for it by the door, hooray!!

    Mince and dough balls for supper, yesterdays supper was an epic fail, I had no fish, we ended up having beef stew from the freezer with mash and peas.

    Lainey, I am pleased you Mum has accepted what happened, thats no reason though for the matter to be swept under the carpet, someone needs to take responsibility. I hope you get a satisfactory response.
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    • elona
    • By elona 15th Oct 16, 3:11 PM
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    I am having a nice quiet day but will pop out later for chicken, potatoes and veg for tomorrow as two dds are coming round.

    Just had a phone call from middle dd who will come round around five tonight , have a snack and then go out for drinks with friends then stay here overnight. I have her laundry dried and folded for her and have a washing load for me on the line outside as well as some on a couple of airers.

    Might ask her to help me assemble the dri buddy I bought and then there won;t be lots of wet washing hanging around.

    The book people are having a sale so I had a happy half hour ordering four pretty mugs, a bright blue glass worktop saver, a Mary Berry oven glove, pretty blue coffee tin and a set of grow your own herbs pots for the kitchen window sill. Even though it was a bargain I feel quite extravagant


    I am glad your mum is feeling more positive but so sorry for the news being broken in such a way, or at all.

    Hugs to all
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 15th Oct 16, 7:05 PM
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    I am glad your mum is feeling more positive but so sorry for the news being broken in such a way, or at all.
    Originally posted by elona
    Very well said; I was miffed at being told over the phone, while I was shopping in Mr T's, back in 2003, that I had lupus - but what Lainey's Mum has been put through absolutely takes the biscuit! And at the end of the day, the Doctors can't say for definite; it can really only be their best guess based on the information available.

    I'm afraid I've had another bleurgh day; if I'd known just how badly Gabapentin was going to mess me up, I'd never have agreed to try it. From what I can gather, it gets out of the system fairly swiftly, but then you have at least a couple of weeks of suffering as the pain sets back in at full strength, and the brain tries to sort of "re-set" itself having been mucked about with by the Gaba.

    Still, we had a lovely walk with Jack in the October sunshine this afternoon, past the petanque piste and on to the Roman ruins; and he made friends with two little Pugs we met.

    It'll be Jack's dinner time shortly; he's on Thyforon for an underactive thyroid, so his meals are exactly 12 hours apart (he has his tablet in his food) so that his meds are administered at the right time to keep him balanced.
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    • elona
    • By elona 15th Oct 16, 8:29 PM
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    Is there nothing like a tens machine (on loan) or heat wraps or anything that would lessen the pain?

    I feel lucky that my painful knees have responded to fish oil capsules, vitD3, turmeric capsules and a pain relieving gel now and again. If I can shift some more weight then that should help even more.

    Hugs to all
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    • meanmarie
    • By meanmarie 15th Oct 16, 11:20 PM
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    Late post tonight from me, been a sad, inactive kind of day, thinking of my beloved father, who left us 22 years ago, still miss him so much.

    Love to all

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