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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 15th Jun 17, 6:16 AM
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    O/S Daily Thursday 15 June 2017
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:16 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 15 June 2017 15th Jun 17 at 6:16 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 15 June 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, will wake him shortly.

    Dinner last night was pork steaks in gravy, mash, and veg, yoghurts/ice cream for dessert. Tonight should be chicken, bacon and mushroom HM pie, I got the chicken out to defrost and put it into the fridge in the house, to then get it out to defrost overnight as my kitchen is quite cool as it doesn't get the sun, I promptly forgot and it's still frozen, we'll see, it may be a re-think.

    Work yesterday wasn't too bad as I was in an office on my own, so it just feels not so pressurized. A colleague come to find me yesterday afternoon as a customer had come in asking for me, so I went out to see the customer thinking something else had gone wrong with the work I'd been dealing with for them and he promptly presented me with 2 big bunches of flowers, for going "above and beyond", was a totally unnecessary but a very kind thought. When it gets tough, which it does too regularly at the moment these gestures restore your faith in human nature! Now on days' off until Monday and we're going away tomorrow until Sunday, I can't wait. This morning I have an eye test first thing, I'll be asking them to take the lenses out of my normal and sunglasses and then put the normal lenses into the sunglasses frames as yet again the frame from my normal glasses has had the arm fall off. I'm not impressed with these glasses at all, these are the most expensive I've ever bought and this is the 2nd pair of frames I've had, the first the arm fell off after only 8 months and they sent those back as faulty and managed to find a new set of frames for me. This 2nd pair of frames have broken in the same way - so not happy. I'll be speaking to them about the quality of the product. I've never had glasses fall apart like these do, and they are not from their cheapest range either. I'll then be in town visiting the building society and bank. I'll be tackling the iron mountain and packing too.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 15th Jun 17, 6:27 AM
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    Morning All

    Thanks for starting us of nmlc, hope you have a good few days away.

    It was raining when I got up but looks a little brighter now. No washing until I get home from work, the DW can go on then too.

    DD phoned last night to say she has been offered a Manager's job and she should start at the beginning of July. She took voluntary redundancy last Friday as she was fed up where she was. So pleased for her even though she has had to cancel her holiday!

    Hope you are all ok, take care. XX
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 15th Jun 17, 6:36 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thank you for starting us off nmlc.

    Hugs to those that are unwell or having a difficult time at the moment.

    My thoughts are with those who have lost their life and have been affected by the horrific fire in London, it is such a sad tragedy.

    It was another lovely sunny day yesterday. The forecast for today is not quite as good, but still not too bad at all. At the moment it is a really bright and sunny.

    I have a load of washing to put out in a minute, it should dry quickly today. I also need to give my bedroom a thorough clean and do the inside of a couple of windows. I am trying to do them in stages. It works better for me this way.

    I went and did my first ever Aldi shop yesterday, and bought the staples that I needed and a few things to try, to see if I like them. I am amazed at how much I have saved against what I would have paid in the past at the supermarkets that I had access too. I think that the trolley will pay for itself and start saving me money within a few weeks now that I can carry shopping home from Aldi. The trolley has certainly been one of the best purchases I have made for a number of years.

    I need to go and get some fish for dinner tonight out of the freezer to defrost.

    I hope that you all have a good day whatever you are doing.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 15th Jun 17, 6:41 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC for the thread. Lovely morning here. Warm and sunny.

    We got back to Casa Abuela from the caravan yesterday afternoon. Just in time to unpack the stuff brought back and await the arrival of youngest DGD who was to take to Rainbows, whilst DD took middle one to ballet. Then both back for late tea (an easy one of oven chips and pizza) and sleepover. Both still asleep but expecting to hear fairy footsteps any minute!

    We have the pleasure of the trek to Leeds this morning for Mr TA's monthly Oncology appt. That will take up most of the day as usual. Then all 3 DGDs are back for late tea and sleepover after swimming. It will be the customary Pasta Bolognese Bake, as it is every Thursday, because there would be a riot if I gave them anything else! I shall get the Bolognese, pasta and cheese sauce going when I waken up a bit and have it all assembled in my big dish ready to throw in the oven when we get back.

    Driving back from the 'van over the Blubberhouses yesterday a deer ran straight across the road in front of us and Mr TA had all on avoiding it. As the road crosses bleak moorland we get used to seeing rabbits, pheasants etc dicing with death on there but never a deer before. Hope it survived the following traffic. Poor thing look terrified.

    Off to make my second coffee and hope this wakens me up better than the first one. Have a good day folks and (HUGS) for the poorlies, sad or worried who want one. Take care whatever you are up to xx
    Last edited by TravellingAbuela; 15-06-2017 at 6:44 AM.
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 15th Jun 17, 6:49 AM
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    Good morning everyone
    It's sunny here at the moment, hope it lasts. Yesterday was fine and dry, it lifts your spirits a bit to see some sun.
    Plans for today are visiting a friend who has just come out of hospital, and picking DGS up from school.
    Interspersed with that will be the usual household tasks and a bit of shopping. There's also some ironing, and I must do it - I'm determined to keep it down.
    Yesterday I was out for lunch, came back mid-afternoon,tidied another couple of cupboards and in the evening watered plants.
    I've had a rubbish nights' sleep, which is not unusual - I'll get through the day on strong coffee.
    Have a good day all.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 15th Jun 17, 7:06 AM
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    Morning all
    Thank you for starting us off nmlc.

    It's hot again, if anyone has some spare rain please send it this way.
    Seem to spend every evening watering the garden and pots, note to self, don't plants so many pots next year.
    So many strawberries this year, not sure if I can fit them all into the freezer and don't know how many more I can eat.
    Trying to organise my kitchen, cupboards and freezer, not making much headway. Move things around, don't like it and move them back, have never liked my kitchen, it looks ok but doesn't seem to 'flow'.
    Need to get fresh fruit and bread this morning, so early trip to Aldi.
    Hope everyone has a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 15th Jun 17, 7:09 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It's dry but cloudy today, I think a bit of rain is forecast for later on. I had a good nights sleep but must have slept awkwardly as I have a crick in my neck. Hopefully it will ease off in a bit as it is quite uncomfortable.

    Hubby has gone off to work and the girls are getting ready for school apart from DD16 as she has finished now except for a couple more exams. I have the school meeting at 3.15 if anyone can send a few confidence boosting vibes I would be grateful.

    My eldest DD is coming over to see me this morning after she has dropped the kids off which will be lovely to see her. I've cancelled my lovely CMHT lady for today as I don't want to go out twice in a day.

    The weight watcher meeting was really great, I knew a few of the ladies there and it was nice to catch up with them. I am all fired up now to have a good week and hopefully get a decent weight loss next week.

    Tonight I am also making a pasta bolognese bake. I will try and get it all together before I go off for my meeting so I can just throw it into the oven when I come back home. Yesterdays chicken skewers were really nice but quite time consuming to make and cook.

    Hope the appointment goes well TA x
    Have you named your trolley yet Holly?
    Congratulations to your DD camelot, hope she is really happy in her new job x
    It is so nice to be appreciated nmlc, hope you get more good days than bad x

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

    • redruby
    • By redruby 15th Jun 17, 7:18 AM
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    Morning all

    Nice bright day here again, yesterday was scorching and far too hot to be working in a kitchen ! I was melting.

    Off to work for me today and this afternoon I am having my appraisal I have a few points to get across so hopefully something will come of it, but I wont hold my breath.

    Going to do something with pasta for dinner I have some chorizo and sour cream to use up so will make something with them.

    I keep thinking of those poor people in London how desperate must you be to throw your baby out of the window and not knowing what will happen to the poor baby so heart breaking for everyone.

    Camelot well done to your dd xx

    Right need to get on have good days all xx
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 15th Jun 17, 7:37 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    I have the school meeting at 3.15 if anyone can send a few confidence boosting vibes I would be grateful.
    Originally posted by dumpling
    Sending you all the best vibes and hugs

    You will be fine, you are strong, you have overcome so much. Don't doubt yourself.
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Jun 17, 7:57 AM
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    Morning all.

    I woke at 4.00am, read for a wee while, nodded off again and just woke again.

    Last night I decided to mow the garden lawn, it was a spur of the moment decision to help me avoid just sitting down again to watch trash telly. It's been at least four weeks since the whole lawn was cut so it was badly needed. And there had been no rain all day, and rain was forecast for the rest of the week, and I wanted to do it! Now I'm so glad I bothered.

    This morning I've a brief job to take someone to the docs, that won't take more than 90 minutes. In afternoon a neighbour is coming to see about putting up some guttering along parts of the garden. My garden is fully enclosed and formed by three sides of farm steading and then my house and barn make up the fourth wall. Some parts of the very old guttering is missing so the rain drips down on the plants. It needs sorting.

    There's assorted food in the fridge to use up. There's a book to finish a bit of work to do for my three days a month job!

    Dumpling - good vibes to you. Keep that confidence up.

    MrsTA - hope your journey isn't too difficult.

    Camelot - great news for your DD, she hasn't wasted any time in getting a new job.

    Happy Thursday everyone.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 15th Jun 17, 8:18 AM
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    Dumpling - good luck this afternoon.

    TA, we've seen deer around there as well.

    I'm going to DD's this morning to help her get her house into shape. I know she and DH have been frantically busy at work and often away for the last couple of moths so heaven knows what sort of state it is. She sounded very relieved when I offered to go.

    It's another beautiful day today so I'd better dress accordingly, I'll probably be very hot.

    Not got a lot else to write about, I'm still thinking of those poor people in London. Devastating and terrible as terrorist attacks are they are over very quickly, it's unimaginable to think what it must be like to be trapped at the top of a tower block with no way out.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 15th Jun 17, 8:30 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thanks for the thread nmlc, what a lovely surprise for you have a fab time away.
    Positive vibes for TA's hospital appointment and Dumpling's school visit.

    Warm and sunny here in EA, we are off to the farm shop soon to pick up some meat for the freezer, they have their own butchers and have never disappointed on taste or flavour. The village nursery have been advertising a fruit and veg stall which had just started up, all locally grown produce. I cycled down there yesterday and picked up a big vine of tomatoes yesterday for 1.20, ours aren't ready yet so was a welcome addition to our salad lunch.
    It was warm enough to get the dogs paddling pool out and they had great fun in it, Tilly kept jumping in and out but my old dog just got in and laid down, with a contented sigh do feel sorry for them with their fur coats on in this weather.

    Right, better get a move on, have a good day folks x
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 15th Jun 17, 9:03 AM
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    Good morning

    Dumpling one way to get rid of any negative thoughts is to run a really positive song in your head when you feel confidence dropping ...I know some people hate it but an example would be Beautiful by James Blunt. If you have an ipod then even better. Confidence is all about what you tell yourself so if the music is telling you good stuff then your confidence will grow.

    TA I hope your appointment with Mr TA goes OK today

    Nice blue sky here today again but forecast for rain later so will need to make the most of the morning

    Work today interspersed with tidying the kitchen which is shocking and more mum cooking if the mood grabs me.

    Does anyone have any nice recipes for using some lovely marmalade btw? Mum couldn't open the jar so in her infinite wisdom decided to stab the lid with a knife (I know ) anyway it worked and she survived but of course then she decided she didn't like this one (it was one I suggested of course) so had to buy her usual this week. Anyway I need to use it up now (although I have thought whilst typing this about just putting it in one of my spare jars but no i don't need it so want to use it) so any recipes using lots of marmalade would be great Thank you

    Might squeeze in a trip to costco today too ..mum needs some loo rolls and likes the costco ones which is good as 40 rolls will last her quite some time. My purse fears costco though it starts to shake on the way in I would take mum but she says its too cold in there what a precious little snowflake Anyway I need a couple of things from there but not much and will be strong ....I cant afford random buys right now.

    Right waffled for long enough have a lovely day and wish me luck in costco
    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 15th Jun 17, 9:13 AM
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    Camelot great news for your daughter. Glad she found something so quickly.

    nmlc what a lovely gesture. It does restore your faith in people.

    Dumpling I second nelski's suggestion. I have a positive playlist on my IPod. You can also find positive podcasts if you have access to ITunes or similar - I have a Weight Loss one I play in my car.

    Been to the gym, and done a Lidl shop. I'm dog walking with a friend at 11. Helping her out with her business while her colleague is on holiday. 7 dogs between us today. Fingers crossed the rain holds off.

    Have a great day people.
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 15th Jun 17, 9:14 AM
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    Morning all,

    Yesterday I went to the gym again after work and home for a bit of housework and 24 Hours in A&E. I said it before on this thread and I'll say it again as it's even more relevant given what happened in London the other night: our emergancy services are taken for granted. The police who run towards terrorists while the public run for the lives, the NHS save the lives of those who otherwise would have passed away and the fire brigade run up the stairs of an inferno tower while residents run out. The word hero is thrown about far too much for my liking however some of these men and women really are heroes.

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines a hero as;

    1. a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

    Very apt for the men and women who risk their lives for ours. My thoughts are with all those effected in the recent events in London and Manchester.

    Anyway, I must get back to work here in overcast Glasgow. Double session in the gym again today with homemade chilli for dinner.

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    • Judi
    • By Judi 15th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
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    Morning all,

    I don't know if this link is of any help to you Judi, a friend of mine is a director of a college that is on the register of apprentic training providers. I have just contacted her and she suggested this link because you can search by area or field that he would like to work in. There is also contact details for a helpline.
    Holly thanks so much for the link but unfortunately Prodigal doesnt fit in the age bracket of 14-19. He's 27. I know apprentices are taken on later in life. Youngest has got a 30 year old apprentice working with him at the moment) but its not generally the rule because of funding.

    Prodigal is going to find it hard anyway as he doesnt drive. Well we started him off with lessons but he decided to go his own sweet way....Drink, drugs, or anything else he could get off his face on. .

    Moving on. A hound has got bad guts. Caught Livewire yesterday slipping her extra food off his plate. It doesnt take much to upset their tummies.. hence i was up at 3am with a hound that was desperate to go out. Bread does not sit well in their tummies.

    Hubby is suffering on the building site with the heat. Youngest is suffering with his hayfever and ive sent Prodigal a message... a plan of action if you like:

    1. Get a job. Start off by signing up to construction site agencies as a general labourer.
    2. Have lessons, pass his test and save towards a car
    3. When he is mobile he can then think about apprenticeships but he's going to need some money to start him off. I'm hoping to be able to work on hubby to help financially. He says he wont but he's pretty much given up on him. Good job his Mum and his mates havent.

    Plans for today include the ritualistic vacuuming, changing bed linen and laundry. Need to bleach outside the house too.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
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    Good morning everyone and a brilliant sunny day in Kent,already its quite warm and we have a very warm weekend forecast.
    Nelski I like a baked apple with marmalade where the core was and topped with some sultanas, and the obligatory dollop of cream of course.Give a sweet and sharp flavour at the same time. Or a latticed tart using marmalade instead of jam and depending on the flavour marmalade top with perhaps mandarin oranges and of course some cream ... can we see a pattern here with cream
    Well done for you DD camelot in getting a job so quickly ,in this day and age its not an easy task.
    Keep up the good work dumpling you are doing so well and positive vibes for 3.15
    TA I hope all goes well with the appointment today,make sure you take plenty of water to drink it can get pricey in hospitals ,and of course a book to read

    Holleyharvey well done on your'wheels' My trolley 'Betty' is a godsend when I don't want to use the car. As you say it will pay for itself in a few weeks .

    This afternoon I promised to go to a W.I. meeting with my friend as she is too shy to go on her own .

    One thing I am not is shy so I will give her a bit of a confidence boost, and have a quiet word with a few ladies to enable her to feel welcome. My late OH used to say I would chat to the devil himself because I am by nature a curious person, and its never bothered me to natter to anyone ,but I know she dies a thousand deaths at the thought of anywhere strange and out of her comfort zone.Such a shame because she is such a kind and gentle person.We can't all be the same, and she will hopefully enjoy the afternoon.

    DGS Henry had a day of today as a 'study' day and tomorrow is his last exam. I shall pop in later on to make sure he has eaten and is OK.

    Hope you all have a good day what ever you are doing and the sun shines down on you all

    JackieO xxx
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 15th Jun 17, 10:01 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Thoughts today with those people caught up in the dreadful fire, heads have to roll, it was a death trap and I guess many of those who died will be mostly unidentifiable. Once again the emergency services have done their job wonderfully. It must be hell on earth for those firefighters, knowing people were trapped and not being able to save them.

    OH is in the garden mowing the lawn, he is a menace with the mower, this morning he has ar**d over a large pot with a hosta in it and broken the pot. It was one of a pair we were given as wedding presents 20 years ago. I have tied it up with string for now, once the hosta dies down I will transfer it to another large pot we have and maybe split it.

    Belly pork tonight, I usually do it as a stew with beans, but its very lean so will roast it in the remoska, we will have it with mash and veg.

    Still picking lots of strawberries, neighbours will be getting fed up soon. I might weigh todays and freeze them, can make jam later, even if its only a couple of pots.

    Ideas forming re my next project for the Artisan fair in November, based on Dresden plates, or maybe grandmothers fan for table mats. I need to find the pattern for the Christmas tree wall hanging as well, I can use up scraps for that too. Just now the 3/4 tree skirt is on the table I need to cut the wadding and backing and quilt it. My sewing machine has the accufeed system which makes it very easy to quilt thick things and also sew binding on. I had it on my 12000, its brilliant, so was delighted to find it on this machine too.

    Time to put the kettle on for morning tea, its a bit breezier this morning, so not so warm.........we will sit in the garden for half an hour.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 15th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    Morning all
    Just a quick one and will hopefully return later for a catch up.
    Had to cancel going to dads as DD phoned late last night because DGS was unwell, so he's been here since 7am. He has a headache and a temperature and DH has a headache and a sore throat, so looks like I'm nurse, head cook and bottle washer for the day . Phoned dad earlier this morning and he is unwell too so he was glad that I had to cancel, but he may come over for his tea if he feels like it, no problem if he doesn't as I made sure he has plenty of food to hand.
    Have a good day everyone
    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 15th Jun 17, 10:22 AM
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    Morning all
    Lovely day here was about to put washing out but the new neighbours have lit another fire lots of lovely smoke with the wet wood they are burning
    Dinner tonight is from the freezer not sure yet
    Dumpling positive vibes coming your way
    TA good luck for Mr TA today
    Have a great day whatever you are up to
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