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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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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 15th Jun 17, 10:35 AM
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    Nelski, I dont do links but try googling "Miss Thrifty Chocolate Orange Cake."
    If the marmalade is not the orange sort you are on you're own!
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 15th Jun 17, 10:50 AM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to nmlc for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.

    I managed to spend an hour in the greenhouse yesterday evening staking and tidying up my tomato plants. A couple are looking a bit iffy - I think they got shocked when the pane blew off a couple of weeks ago and they got battered by the wind and rain. I'll keep an eye on them.

    No real plans for today - I cleaned out half of my fridge yesterday and will do the rest today. I've ordered some baskets to try and tidy up all the various odds on ends but I do seriously need to rationalise how many jars of stuff I have in there....

    I hope everyone has a good day x
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 15th Jun 17, 12:48 PM
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    I am all wet. And filthy. It was great.

    The sun was shining and barely a cloud when we went out. 5 mins from the finish the heavens opened. I had no coat and an overly enthusiastic Labrador puppy. I'll dry.

    It's really cheered me up.


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    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Jun 17, 3:27 PM
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    It's been pouring down here all afternoon - and I mean really hard pouring! Even the birds have given up on the feeders and are sheltering somewhere. Nasty.

    My morning trip was easy, this woman never shuts up talking, even almost for a breath. She was in and out of the nurse in ten minutes. I think that all the local woman over a certain age (and I don't know the age) are being called in for an MOT. Must be a target. Anyway, we then went to the supermarket, I sat outside whilst she picked up a couple of things and then I took her home. All very pleasant.

    On the way I called in at another neighbour to deliver a black bag full of unwanted bed linen. It's been sitting in my tiny wee front hall for over a week waiting for her to collect it. I know she's been very busy so decided to drop it off. We had a cup of tea and a chew of some fat. Again, very pleasant.

    Then I watched her and her husband move some cows to a different field. I stood at my door so I didn't have to venture out into the rain.

    Now I'm waiting for the builder to call round to inspect my rotten gutters. I'm converting another cassette recording into an MP3 for my DM. Talking of whom, she's had the plumber in this morning to look at her squinty loo - a new loo will be coming next week! It's been squinty for years, the loo lid needs a 'thing' to keep it raised as does the seat for male visitors, could be nasty if both came crashing down on jewels. This is because the old fashioned cistern is also too close to the loo for comfort. It's been a pain for years...also wrote PITA but it's too close to the truth!

    I've got the WM chugging away, the clothes will have to go on the airer with the dehumidifier on to get dry. I use the spare bedroom for that so it's all out of the way.

    The news from London doesn't get any better, such a tragedy.

    Right, I may get a few chapters of my book read as the WM does it's work. I've got to wean myself off afternoon / early evening TV as it's mostly moving wallpaper with no value for me.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Jun 17, 5:19 PM
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    Must be my week for things rapidly changing, yesterday changed from the minute I had the day planned out and today was similar.
    Just hung the washing out, and the phone went, and it was the dentists ,they had a cancellation and did I want to come in straight away for the root canal filling !!!

    Want is not a word I would use in connection with either dentists, or root canal fillings ,but I thought well its a shame to waste the appointment, and I was due to go for two appointments on the 28th of this month and 3rd July.

    So I toddled off, and an hour later the lovely new dental Doctor that I saw said 'OK Jackie its all done, see you in six months for check up'
    No need for a second appointment it was all done and dusted, so I'm a happy smiling bunny again.

    I had a slight infection which had been treated a couple of weeks ago with anti-bios so I am glad the filling has been done and its now out of the way. frees up a couple of mrnings for me as well.

    This afternoon I went with my bashful friend to the local W.I. meeting and we thoroughly enjoyed it and I have decided as the meeting is only one afternoon a month I will enrol as well.
    Nice meeting and an excellent speaker ,plus a jolly nice cuppa and a biscuit,what's not to like

    Sitting in DDs garden now in the sun, and its very warm at the moment around 28c but a nice occasional breeze is keeping me refreshed.

    Tomorrow ,if things go to plan I have History club in the afternoon then a charity quiz in the evening, but maybe my plans will alter this has been a very strange week all round

    Cheers chums
    JackieO xxx
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    Running total for four months food only shopping =126.24.Freezer stuff slowly going down at last May totals 31.11 freezer and tinned cupboards are going down nicely
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 15th Jun 17, 7:55 PM
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    Evening all
    Firstly please let me send my belated birthday wishes to FBO. I'm sorry I missed your post yesterday.
    Well my DGS went home about 4.30pm and seemed much brighter in himself. I knew he was under the weather as he didn't eat me out of house and home today .
    My dad managed to come to tea so I know he has had a hot home cooked meal and I sent him home with a large portion of the lamb casserole from the freezer.
    Dh is still complaining of a sore throat and he slept in the chair for 2hrs this morning while DGS and I watched a film, so no OSing done today.
    We are "on call" for DGS for tomorrow but I think he will be well enough to go to school, but you never know he may have a relapse during the night. I hope not, he doesn't like being ill and he gets upset about it.
    JackieO good news about the dentist visit, all done and dusted !
    TA and Mr TA hope all went well today.
    Right off to get a hot beverage but not sure what to have, decisions, decisions. Will it be tea, coffee or perhaps I'll go the whole hog and have a hot chocolate with marshmallows and squirty cream .
    Night,night everyone.
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