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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 17th Mar 17, 6:15 AM
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    O/S Daily Friday 17 March 2017
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    • 17th Mar 17, 6:15 AM
    O/S Daily Friday 17 March 2017 17th Mar 17 at 6:15 AM
    O/S Daily Friday 17 March 2017

    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.

    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work, DS2 still in his pit.

    Now light, cloudy but dry underfoot, turned much cooler too.

    Dinner last night was lamb hotpot, potato bake, cauli in cheese sauce, carrots and brocolli - all eaten and enjoyed, lamb was horrifically expensive but delicious. Tonight dinner will be chicken and bacon kievs, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg for the menfolk, I'll be having mushroom omelette and salad.

    Yesterday I was busy all day and got quite a lot done. The washing machine didn't stop all day - I gave up trying to get the washing dried on the line though, it wasn't drying, and I needed to get it done, so TD was used but only for the items that I was struggling to dry. I will continue with that today. I did get some housework done, visited town to go to the bank and building society also the butchers. Sorted the meat that I'd bought into freezer bags and that's all in the freezer. I then got the lamb casserole prepped and into the slow cooker, prepped the potato bake and put in the fridge, prepped the veg. I also then made a peach sponge that I served warm with custard for dessert last night, there is a little of that left. I also prepped the pack ups for today, so by 4pm it was all sorted. It was one of those days where I didn't stop all day, but don't actually think I achieved that much!

    Moving forward to today -
    I will be going food shopping first thing, returning home getting it all put away, then tackling the pile of ironing, going for nail appointment late morning, then going to collect family member to take them shopping, it's going to be a trial, as they are a nightmare to shop with, hence why I'm doing mine first thing (I also shop in a different shop)- hence why dinner is already sorted and just an easy put in the oven type meal. I would like to get some baking/cooking done if I can fit it in, if not I'll perhaps do some in the morning whilst DH is at work.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 17th Mar 17, 6:40 AM
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    Morning, early one from me as I'm heading to Birmingham today to take minutes of a meeting. A long way to go but heyho it gets me out of the office!

    Happy birthday to snoozer xx Belated happy birthday to tru for Wednesday xx

    DH has an interview today. He is not very confident - not that he can't do the job, but because he has had so many knock backs. His friend needs some help with his garden over the next few weeks, so he may be busy with that failing all else.

    DS1 is continuing to take every shift offered at his part time job in the hotel. He is more use to them as he is now 18 and can work the bar. It all helps as his car insurance renewal is £750 which he is paying us back for monthly. Better than the £1650 he was originally quoted.

    csarina - I'm with you 100% on the ungrateful people who dont say thanks. I always have to remind my children to thank people for presents. They used to write, but now they phone unless seeing someone in person, but at least they do it. Unfortunately it's not reciprocated with my nieces and nephews. Nephew was 17 a few weeks back so we gave him £20 cash towards driving lessons - nothing, not a word.

    Speky - exciting news about the flat purchase

    Have a good day all
    Cox x
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 17th Mar 17, 6:44 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks for the start NMLC. What a horrible morning. Bouncing down relentlessly.

    Happy Birthday to SNOOZER. Have a lovely day.

    The 3 DGDs are all still asleep, the youngest is usually up with the larks. They will all be to waken up shortly. For some silly reason no lunches available at school today, they have all to take a picnic!!! I hope it's being eaten inside in this weather!.

    Being a Friday I have the excitement of a cleaning up day. What fun!

    There's a bit of last night's pasta bake left which will feed Mr TA at lunch. Soup and a sandwich for me. Yet to decide what we will be eating tonight. Plenty in the freezer to chose from!

    Have a good day all. May check back inlater! (HUGS( for the poorlies, sad and worried who want one. Take care xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • tru
    • By tru 17th Mar 17, 6:45 AM
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    Happy Birthday snoozer

    tiredmum I'm tempted to buy a muzzle, for the sole reason of making people think he's dangerous! Then they'll stay away. BUT anything put on his body makes him feel trapped and even more nervous. And it won't help us at all, the anxiety will still be there, I'll just be avoiding it instead of fixing it.

    Gers Some people have idiots coming over to read the yellow coats and leads, then get even closer to ask what's wrong with the dog! Others have great success with them. I'm in two minds, can't decide whether to get them or not I don't think the coat will go down well with Scampi
    Hope you're still with us and didn't dissolve into a sugary puddle

    Thanks for the birthday wishes but most especially, for all the cake

    Scampi was still stressed from the man the day before, he spent most of the day curled up in a tight ball on the sofa. With every noise from outside, he curled himself tighter. He wouldn't let anyone touch him, but would shift over a bit to be near me when I sat down – he made sure he didn't get close enough to touch me though. He seems better this morning, hard to tell though because he's having his usual lie-in

    I managed to paint half the skirting but had to give up, my shoulder felt like it was on fire. I've conceded defeat and accepted that mr tru will have to do it, I'll just wait til he's back at work then get the wall paint back out to touch up areas where he's got carried away, lol.

    I'm going to go through the rest of the stuff in the hall today, it's been there long enough for the others to claim what they want to keep. If they haven't bothered – tough! There's so much stuff that isn't used and I end up dusting it for no reason at all. I have binliners and I WILL be filling them

    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 17th Mar 17, 6:48 AM
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    Morning All

    Happy Birthday snoozer!

    Wet and miserable here but it's Friday so not all bad. WM just finishing doing its thing, I'll hang that in a minute. DW emptied and some sad looking house plants watered.

    Good news on the flat speky, we'll all be there for the house warming!
    Fingers crossed for DH coxy.

    Have a good Friday everyone, hope you're well. Take care. XX
    • redruby
    • By redruby 17th Mar 17, 7:10 AM
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    Morning all,

    Lovely bright day here and its Friday I am off to the quiet site again today which is lovely and much less stressful than the other place which is getting too much atm.

    I am leaving at lunchtime today though as I have an appointment so only half day, tonight we will have fahitas and a glass of wine
    I need to do a little shopping over the weekend and will put a wash on tonight in the hopes of hanging it out tomorrow.

    Snoozer happy Birthday to you

    Have good days all xx
    • Gers
    • By Gers 17th Mar 17, 7:37 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Happy Birthday snoozer - hope you have a lovely day.

    Woke up in time to hear the weather forecaster on Radio 2 say 'the west coast of Scotland will be thoroughly wet'. Deep sigh. The mini storm raged all evening and all night. We'll be floating soon, unfortunately I didn't melt in the rain, must try harder to sweeter!

    My evening out was another treat, great company and tasty food. Chicken Provençal with rice and then fresh fruit salad. The only problem for me is that I prefer to eat early so 8.30pm was a struggle for me, but I really enjoyed myself.

    I didn't get home until 11.30pm and was in bed by 11.35pm, asleep by 11.36pm.

    Going to go back under the duvet for a little while.

    Happy Friday to all.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 17th Mar 17, 8:17 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Up with the larks this morning, well when I say larks I mean my grandson. Half past four he was running around! He has also peed all over the toilet floor which I didn't notice until I had sploshed through it . Not a great start to the morning but I have had two giant cups of tea so I feel a bit better .

    I will be going for a nap once the kids are all in school and then I will be having a clean up around the house. Chicken kievs for tea here as well as everyone likes them.

    Happy birthday Snoozer, hope you have a lovely day xx
    Hope you get your flat Speky x
    I have my fingers crossed for your DH Coxy, hope he gets the job x

    Well, the kids are all dressed and bouncing around like loons, DD15 is going to be taking them to school for me in a minute and then I will get my head down for a bit.

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

    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 17th Mar 17, 8:31 AM
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    Happy Birthday Snoozer, hope you have a lovely day
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 17th Mar 17, 8:31 AM
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    Good morning from a real snotmonster. I don't feel particularly unwell, just uncomfortable with a very sore nose and tired from waking myself up sneezing. Good job I am on days off because we have a draconian sickness policy.

    I have a load of washing for the mister to hang out by wigglin out of the window, no news of the back door repair and this has gone on for over 9 months. Am glued to Rightmove.

    My bread yesterday came out really well, also makes good toast, alas not much left so I'd better get another loaf on the go.

    Last night's dinner was a beef casserole with caraway and parsley dumplings, no idea what to make tonight, I am hoping to become inspired later. I'm not planning to make anything complex though, cba really.

    Happy birthday Snoozer xx
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 17th Mar 17, 8:33 AM
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    Happy Birthday snoozer ,all of Ireland is celebrating with you today .Dry and bright at the moment but not quite as warm just yet as yesterday..
    General pottering day today just catching up on a few odd jobs indoors .I am off to my sis-in-laws tomorrow afternoon for the weekend (well until late Sunday afternoon anyway .She is taking me out for a belated birthday dinner as she was in Mexico from before Christmas for three months .so we have lots of catching up to do.So no cooking tomorrow night, and virtually none on Sunday either as I will go straight to DDs from Faversham on my way home for Sunday nights dinner.

    I am making my sis-in-law some scones and a few cakes this morning which no doubt will go down well.

    Hope you all have a good day what ever you are doing
    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 17th Mar 17, 8:49 AM
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    Good morning,

    Happy Friday. I'm working tomorrow though so it doesn't feel like a Friday for me.

    Things have moved fast. I received a call yesterday to tell me my offer on my first home has been accepted and they'll be taking it off the market!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!! The estate agent is Purple Bricks (online based estate agent) and they guy told me that they're having technical difficulties so once that is resolved the wheels will get in motion.

    Very surreal and it hasn't sunk in yet. Earliest I could move in would be start of May which is much earlier than I had anticipated so I wouldn't mind if it was delayed a bit so I could save more for furniture

    So that was the excitement from yesterday. Unfortunately I wasn't feeling to great so although it would've been time to celebrate, I was in bed for 8.

    Not much planned for the weekend apart form spend as little as possible.

    Snoozer - Happy birthday
    Camelot - Of course I'll host the party with my chums from here every morning haha.
    Jackei - Cakes and scones always go down well.
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 17th Mar 17, 8:50 AM
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    Morning (((((((((( hugs )))))))))) if you need one.

    Better night last night, did wake about 1am again, but went off to sleep, woke just after 7am for a wee.

    OH is cutting the back grass this morning before it rains. I am nipping off round the corner to take a couple of things to the group that meets on a Friday morning........ No plans for the rest of the day or for the weekend.

    Usual fish for supper, mash, mixed veg and mustar sauce with it, I think.

    Congratulations Specky, hope you enjoy your new home.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 17th Mar 17, 8:54 AM
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    Excellent news Speky
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • karcher
    • By karcher 17th Mar 17, 8:59 AM
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    I have a load of washing for the mister to hang out by wigglin out of the window, no news of the back door repair and this has gone on for over 9 months. Am glued to Rightmove.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    What is the problem with the back door AOD?

    Isn't it a fire risk if you are unable to open it. I'm guessing you rent so aren't your landlords responsible for your safety?
    I'm sure you've already kicked up a stink, but a 9 month wait is completely unacceptable

    Happy Birthday Snoozer have a great day

    Take care all

    ETA Speky Congratulations
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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 17th Mar 17, 9:20 AM
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    Thank you for all the birthday wishes. JackieO, the dr who delivered apparently told mum to name me Patricia. She didn't take his advice, but did call me by the most popular name of the late fifties.

    DH has done very well with the pressies - he bought me something I wanted but also 2 photo frames and had some of the children's wedding photos printed so that I can have them on display. It's something I've been wanting to do but it's unlike him to be so pro-active.

    We're going out to dinner with DS and DiL tonight and I will see DD over the weekend, which will be quite busy because we will be moving settees around the family. That will free up our study which currently contains 2 settes standing on end so that DH can put a desk in there and that will in turn free up the kitchen table where he currently works.

    Speky, great news about the house.

    Dumpling, I'm glad things seem a bit more settled. Well done to DD she is very brave, if it helps tell her we are all concerned about her and hoping she overcomes this.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 17th Mar 17, 9:33 AM
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    Well done SPEKY! Furniture can wait until you can afford it! There's always somebody wanting a good home for a table or a sofa to put you on. The only new things we had for our first little house were a dining table and chairs and a bed. Both of which were wedding presents from our parents. Everything else was passed on from friends and relatives who were replacing them!

    DGDs were thrown in the car on time for school, with the usual last minute chaos. We have just enjoyed a late breakfast in peace and now delaying the clean up with another coffee! xx
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 17th Mar 17, 11:49 AM
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    Good morning
    Had a bit of trouble logging in today - blumming Firefox!
    Still I'm here eventually
    DGS did well in the Eisteddfod last night as he won a gold medal .
    The weather today is grey again and rain is forecast for later. I have deep cleaned the kitchen so everything smells of bleach now. DH has run the hoover over downstairs, he is very helpful but don't tell him I said so . Well that's the coffee break over so I'm going to give the fridge a clean out.
    Snoozer Have a very Happy Birthday
    Specky that's good news!
    Have a good Friday everyone
    • Gers
    • By Gers 17th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
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    The weather has got worse and worse here! Rain, mist, wind, rain and just to add to the mix even more rain.

    I'm doing some cooking. Well, can't do much else at the moment. I'm experimenting with a cauliflower pizza which I read about in the online Guardian this morning. It's a bit of a faff, especially squeezing out all the water from the cauli, but it's in the oven now. Doesn't caulif smell awful when cooking? It's my favourite vegetable to eat but not to cook.

    There's also a packet of chicken thighs to cook up and a packet of lovely pork sausages which are two days past the UB date. So the kitchen is busy.

    The woodburner isn't on yet as it's not so cold yet. I expect I'll feel it more when the cooking is done. There's washing to go upstairs on the airer and some marking to do. I'm not going down to Glasgow this weekend so will have more free time to get that out of the way.

    Speky - Woohoo! Fabulous, it's such a great feeling. As for furniture, TA is correct, that will all come later. My first place was mostly second-hand stuff from family and friends. You'll soon have the place the way you properly want it.

    Nannywidow - huge congrats to your DGS - well done him! I know there's great competition so a gold medal is just bloomin' brilliant.

    I may have to open the back door to let the whiff of cauli out, if even for a few minutes.
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 17th Mar 17, 2:05 PM
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    Normally a lurker on this thread but just popping in to say thanks to TravellingAbuela for the red pepper & cream cheese soup recipe – I’ll definitely be trying this; it sounds yummy.

    Weather today here in my part of Yorkshire started out wet and now it’s dull, windy and cold with a little drizzle on and off. On the bright side, my daffs and some tulips are out with hyacinths budding up nicely, so that cheers me up somewhat on a miserable Friday.

    Like others on here, when we first married what little furniture we had came second-hand from family and friends. Forty odd years on, it’s been replaced with our choice in new but we still have a dressing table courtesy of DH’s parents and a coffee table from my parents and I wouldn’t part with either of them.

    Gers – you’re right, cauliflower is lovely to eat but it sure does whiff!

    Not doing much today thanks to a bad back but have got a wholemeal loaf baking in the BM - smells better than cooking cauli!
    Happy Birthday snoozer and (((hugs))) to anyone who needs them.

    Take care all.
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