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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 19th Apr 17, 6:17 AM
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    O/S Daily Wednesday 19 April 2017
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    • 19th Apr 17, 6:17 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 19 April 2017 19th Apr 17 at 6:17 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 19 April 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 stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Now light, blue sky but cold and slight frost. Will peg the washing out shortly.

    Dinner last night was LO beef cooked in gravy, pork steaks, mash, cauli in cheese sauce, peas, LO yorkshires, I had extra veg with mine, as trying to up the veg intake. Tonight will be an easy fish, chips/jacket pot, beans/veg, all easy after a busy day at work.

    Yesterday work was manic, with people off sick, and it really showed that whilst we can just about cope with the staffing at the levels management have set, as soon as someone is off sick or as we saw yesterday something unexpected happens, ie, a General Election is announced when no-one was expecting it! It has a major effect on us - this is really going to be even worse than we already thought as with General Elections more people want to vote, the amount of work created just yesterday from the announcement was noticable!

    Can't wait until the end of today - time off!

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 19th Apr 17, 6:35 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    Just been woken up for the fourth time by a power cut / power on which has plagued us all night. Power off is not the problem, power coming back on makes radios turn on and a couple of gadgets go a little bonkers as well as the electric blanket come on! May as well stay up now.

    Weather looks rather horrid so far. I'm teaching this morning and then my cleaner is coming this afternoon. I don't know what my friends have planned for the day though I think there's a bar meal this evening.

    I wish you all a happy Wednesday.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 19th Apr 17, 6:41 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It's shaping up to be a very nice day here today. My lovely friend is coming for a coffee and catch up this morning once she has dropped her daughter off at college. The living room is still tidy so all I have to do now is have a shower and get dressed.

    I had a horrendous visit with another friend yesterday. There was a lot of drama plus she has a very big untrained dog who never goes out for any exercise. I was actually quite frightened by it and I consider myself a doggy person but the dog kept jumping up into my face and it bit me a few times, not hard bites but scary. I left feeling very depressed and unhappy at the whole situation and I am not going to get sucked back into the mess she has made for herself. I know I sound harsh but I have known her for over 20 years and most of her problems are of her own making. She asks for advice but never ever follows it so it gets very frustrating.

    DD14 has just appeared for breakfast. She is on an increased dose of her meds and it seems to be really helping her sleep. She seems a lot brighter so fingers crossed, the meds are the right ones for her.

    I have to dig some sausages out of the freezer for tea. It's an easy meal of sausage, egg and chips for the family. I have some of the leftover chicken traybake from yesterday. I really liked it but the two older teens moaned about all the veg in it.

    Anyway, that's all my waffle for now, hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • Coxy11
    • By Coxy11 19th Apr 17, 6:44 AM
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    Morning, thanks for starting us off nmlc x
    I am up for work after 12 days off...getting the early train as I have a 9am meeting. Finished painting at 4pm yesterday, having started at 9am. Can't shut any interior doors at the moment as all door furniture is off. Hoping DH will put it all back on today.
    Drinks with fellow youth club leaders tonight ahead of the term starting next week. We are hopefully handing over to a new team after 8 years at the helm.
    On the OS front, I am taking in lunch today - that's about it!
    Have a good day all
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 19th Apr 17, 6:45 AM
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    Morning All

    It has got darker since I got up and is a bit drizzly, I'll keep the washing until tomorrow. DW emptied and PL of salad made, I ate far too much at lunch yesterday!

    I went for a walk after work, it was lovely but a bit chilly, glad I made the effort.

    Work was ok, we have slapped cheek virus going round and a member of staff off with Scarlet Fever, never a dull moment!

    Enjoy seeing your teenagers again Gers.
    Good to hear you being so upbeat dumpling.

    Happy Wednesday. Take care. XX
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 19th Apr 17, 6:53 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks for starting us off NMLC.

    After two good night's sleep I was getting complacent and thought I was on an even keel sleepwise. Not so! Last night was rubbish and I spent most of the night awake. Bah!

    Another glorious day in store for us but sadly shopping to do today (hospital tomorrow). If I can get Mr TA cracking we might manage an early start, or we may not! Quite a few ports of call to make, including a trip down to Jollyes to stock up on bird supplies. Those birdies keep us poor but we get such a lot of pleasure out of watching them so it's money well spent!

    Long chat with DD yesterday (still at the caravan) telling me of the "improvements" she has made to our surroundings over there! The "garden" is looking good with lots of new plants and tubs in place - she sent me lots of photos! I had better show willing and pop into the garden centre for a few more whilst out and about this morning. Then it's fingers crossed that the wild rabbits don't eat them!!

    I have a pan of Bolognese simmering away. I like to keep a few tubs in the freezer as it's handy for a quick meal when needed. Nice cheap meals this time using the half price 5% fat mince I got last week.

    Have a good day if you can and (HUGS) for the sad, worried or poorly who want them. Take care xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 19th Apr 17, 7:15 AM
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    BUM Internet ate my post, have a good day everyone
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • tru
    • By tru 19th Apr 17, 7:17 AM
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    The work pile is going down nicely, I finally feel like I'm making proper progress and doing something useful.
    I've sorted through things downstairs, I have a big bagful of unwanted stuff which I need to sort into rubbish, recycling and shredding.

    I'll make a start on upstairs but won't get much done, by the time I've taken Scampi for a walk and popped to the florists, it'll be almost lunchtime. I wish I could combine those two things, it would save so much time, but it's not worth the stress, lol. Miss tru will be home at lunchtime for our lazy wednesday afternoon so I'm looking forward to that.

    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 19th Apr 17, 7:20 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
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    • 19th Apr 17, 7:20 AM
    Morning all.
    Well we finally made it, we travelled for nine hours yesterday, we navigated twelve locks,6 or 7 swing bridges and finally arrived at our home mooring to find that someone else was moored on our jetty! We have a temporary mooring for now and hopefully they will find space for us at some point today.
    I thought I would sleep well last night as I was exhausted, but I was in pain, all my joints ached and every time I closed my eyes all I could see was rushing water and lock gates.
    It's bright and sunny here today and the kettle is on and about to whistle.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 19th Apr 17, 7:21 AM
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    Morning all,

    I'm in no rush to get out of bed this morning. One of the hounds got me up twice in the night and hubby got rolled over onto his side again as he stopped breathing. He had a right go at me for waking him up too. Told him straight "your not dying in my bed!"

    First summer break booked in our caravan. Only 5 days. Hubby has told the site foreman he is planning on working 3 weeks and then having a week off to spend at the van. The site foreman is ok with that.

    We have a guest for tea tonight. Rubber chicken it is then.

    Dumpling. Your friend and her dog needs a lesson in manners.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Floss
    • By Floss 19th Apr 17, 7:36 AM
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    Dumpling stand firm with the hard-work friend, and good to read your DD seems brighter.

    Judi I am sure your friend will be grateful for you making contact.

    Work today, got rid off most of the horrid cold but now have sinusitis instead Must get up to make my lunch, feed the cat and load the washer as have just stripped our bed.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 19th Apr 17, 8:33 AM
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    Morning chums, hope you're all well this Wednesday morning,

    Skipped the gym this morning as I think I'm still catching up on sleep from the weekend. Football tonight which will make up for that though.

    Talks began yesterday of moving my move-in date forward to 16th May. Very exciting. I've got in touch with my solicitors and mortgage broker to get the ball rolling.

    Woke with quite a bad coldsore! Was there not some miracle home remedy mentioned on here before? I can't remember for the life of me what it was.

    Gers - That sounds like it could be the premise for a horror movie!
    Hester - Glad you arrived safely. Hopefully the jetty is sorted soon.
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 19th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
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    Morning all

    Nice bright day here again we have been very lucky with the weather this week.

    OH and I finished doing the logs yesterday we think there are about 6 loads there which we are hoping will get us right through next winter, I must say I ache though, obviously used different muscles, its a good feeling knowing its all done though.

    Today I want to go to home sense and see if they have a large clock ours has died and whilst watching a horror film the other day one on the hands fell off and landed in a candle so will go and see what they've got, if poss I would also like to pop into a garden centre to have a look at the plants.

    There is a lot of stuff to go to the tip but we need to borrow a truck to get it there which will have to be at the weekend.

    OH might put the new table up today too.

    Specky are you thinking of the pineapple for mouth ulcers ? it may help your cold sore too!! Do you have a Boots the chemist near you ? If so pop in and ask for some cold sore liquid, it comes in a tiny bottle and is a clear liquid but it works wonders if you keep dabbing it on.

    Right have good days all xx
    • Judi
    • By Judi 19th Apr 17, 11:18 AM
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    Judi I am sure your friend will be grateful for you making contact.
    Originally posted by Floss
    I woke up to this in my inbox this morning.

    Just woken up to the sunshine & it's a new day hoping to have a better today
    thank God for a new day
    Much love and hugs my dear friend Have a wonderful day xxxx
    She's crying out for some spiritual guidance but afraid of being 'taken over'.

    I am glad i contacted her and will go and visit her next week. We will talk about it.
    Last edited by Judi; 19-04-2017 at 11:26 AM.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 19th Apr 17, 12:36 PM
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    Hi chums a quick peep over the wall to see how you all are doing the sun is shining but its still a bit of a nippy wind at the moment .

    Sorted out all my packing for my trip to the north on Friday, hope the weather keeps fine. I have to take my car in for a service and an MOT this afternoon, but the garage is very customer friendly, and you get decent coffee on tap so I will take my book and some ginger nuts and spend an afternoon reading and drinking their free coffee comfy armchair to sit in as well

    Its the car's first MOT, and I change it in June so its not too much of a problem and it will be nice to know its all in good condition for my journey north. Looking forward to having a grandchild free week with my oldest friend as she is as well as her DD had three year old twins whom she helps to look after. We have a spring break every year and it does us both good .her OH spend a lot of time away with his job so we have a great week knitting, nattering ,reading and visiting stately homes etc as we are both history nuts

    Right time to get a wriggle on Have a good day chums what ever you are doing

    JackieO xx
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 19th Apr 17, 1:19 PM
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    Specky are you thinking of the pineapple for mouth ulcers ? it may help your cold sore too!! Do you have a Boots the chemist near you ? If so pop in and ask for some cold sore liquid, it comes in a tiny bottle and is a clear liquid but it works wonders if you keep dabbing it on.
    Originally posted by redruby
    That's the one!!! Thank you. I'll stop by Asda on my way home. Hate the damn things.
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 19th Apr 17, 2:06 PM
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    Afternoon ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    We were away early this morning, Diesel in the car, Morrison and Lidl and then into the new store which has opened next door to Lidl for a look round. I bought some greaseproof cake tin liners.

    Home to get lunch. OH is bowling tonight, so decided to eat at lunchtime. Will do him a poached egg for his tea.

    It was quite warm in the car, the sun seems to have gone in just now. the ground is really dry, we are going to have to do a massive water tomorrow.

    Started to fill a crate with stuff to take away with us, get into trouble if I do not 'tick off' on the list..........
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 19th Apr 17, 3:34 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Managed to get to H*lfords this morning for some T cut, as we lot of tiny scratches on the car.
    Called in DD's to collect my carpet cleaner and spent a few hours cleaning the caravan carpets ready to take over tomorrow and some house rugs ( just to finish up the liquid ). They are now all on the patio drying in the sun.
    Dad is coming for tea tonight and we will have gammon, mushrooms, corn on the cob and jacket potato or chips. Followed by some vienetta ice cream or a mivi ( sp? ) lollipop . We know how to live the high life !
    Hugs to everyone who wants or needs one.
    Enjoy the rest of Wednesday.
    Dumpling - I would have asked my friend to take her dog outside if it was jumping up on me.
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 19th Apr 17, 3:42 PM
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    The nasty morning turned into a not bad day, no rain again since early on but now turning a bit chilly.

    Truculent teens were not so bad today after I reminded them that they only had six weeks to get their work finished. Then I spent most of the two hours talking to another member of staff about a couple of 'areas of concern' I had! She was very sympathetic, confirmed that others had the same concerns, including her, and my talking about them would bring these to a head. Can't stand unprofessionalism but it's a bit difficult when I'm the newbie to the team. Hey ho... done!

    Cleaner has been and left downstairs sparkling. Postie has been and left a pile of 'stuff' which I'll now plough through. We're going out for a bar meal tonight which will be lovely - though I could do with an early night after all the disturbances last night. Came home to find the radio blaring in my room again, must have been another power cut and the daughter of my friend didn't have the sense to turn the radio off.

    I've finished converting the cassette tapes to mp3 so will post them off down south tomorrow. There's a couple more precious tapes at DM's which I'll have a go at when next with her.

    I hope that everyone managed a peaceful day.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 19th Apr 17, 4:48 PM
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    Dumpling, it's good to hear your DD is feeling brighter.

    TA, we went to Skipton this morning and it was heaving, DH wanted some sand from the builder's merchant.

    I had a long chat with DS, he is a bit down because he is experiencing a few health problems, probably fairly minor, although one could have serious implications. He's also got a dental appointment lasting 90 minutes this afternoon. At least he's told work that he doesn't want to return to Birmingham after his stint of working there ends in a couple of weeks.

    I also heard from DD who is in Portugal, they seem to be having a good time but she was tired so I hope they get a bit more time to relax. She gets back on Friday but then flies to Waco in Texas on Monday for work. She's too young to remember why Waco is notorious. I don't know why she's going, probably to visit a distillery.

    I've been doing a bit of cleaning because we have visitor's arriving tomorrow for a couple of days. They want to go across to Fountain's Abbey on Friday which is fine by us.
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