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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 13th Jul 17, 6:09 AM
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    O/S Daily Thursday 13 July 2017
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    • 13th Jul 17, 6:09 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 13 July 2017 13th Jul 17 at 6:09 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 13 July 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

    Clear sky and sunshine here, although cooler, load of washing nearly ready to peg out.

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

    Dinner last night was chicken in a hunters sauce, pots, cauli in cheese sauce, carrots, broc, broad beans, ice cream for dessert. Tonight I'm not sure but will sort it later.

    Yesterday work was steady, and feels great finishing at lunchtime instead of working all day - although I need to get better at using the time wisely! Although I did do some meal planning, writing shopping list etc. This morning I will be heading into town to visit the building society and bank, and then I have a nail appointment.

    This week I have been trying to keep on top of the washing and drying, at the moment there is only enough for 1 more load in the dirty wash basket, but I'll be stripping our bed shortly and boys will do theirs. I'll need to tackle some housework too.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 13th Jul 17, 6:17 AM
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    Good morning, thank you for starting the thread nmlc.
    It is dry and fresh here, rain forecast for later in the day. I have washing nearly finished and that will go on the rack indoors with the window open.
    My plans for the day are clean the bathroom and kitchen, general tidy round, Hoover and then the rest of the day is my own. I'm sure that you will all be fascinated by this, there is no end to the excitement of my daily life.
    Hope everyone has a good day
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 13th Jul 17, 6:20 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
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    Morning all
    Hugs to those in need.
    Went out for a meal last night with DD, I had sea bass, it was delicious.
    No cat feeding duties today, DS & his GF should be home, I'll do a drive by just to check on my way to work.
    Only one more week of work after this week, then its 6 weeks off, back for 6 weeks and then retirement!!
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 13th Jul 17, 6:50 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 6:50 AM
    Morning folks. A quick one off me this morning as I have the 2 youngest DGDs to feed, water and get ready for the school run. Then the tedious journey to Leeds (2 buses and a train journey there and back) for Mr TA's appointment at the Oncology clinic. I am hoping when we are back in Leeds after the appointment (en route to the train station) I'll have time to pop in the open air market and grab some fruit and veg bargains. Especially some red peppers to make my favourite soup. Last time I got a big bag for 1.

    Hope there are no hold ups or set backs as we need to be back for all 3 DGDs after their swimming/diving for another sleepover and school run. Tonight's dinner already sorted and ready to throw in the oven for when they arrive.

    Peace over, off to waken the girlies up! Have a good day folks and (HUGS) for the poorlies, sad or worried 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"
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 13th Jul 17, 7:08 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 7:08 AM
    Morning All

    I'm back home briefly, got back from France yesterday and I'm off to see DS2 in The Hague today. Gave the grass a quick cut yesterday, it didn't really need it but would be too long if I left it another week.

    Had a bit of a panic yesterday, went for the bus to the airport and it didn't turn up. Went to the tourist office who had given me the timetable and discovered they had given me one from last year! No taxis but the lovely girl in the office gave me a lift in her car - French driving is certainly not for the faint hearted, especially when they are in a hurry!

    Not much to do here before I leave, it was lovely to come back to a clean and tidy house - even the builder who came to fit a new toilet (other one cracked) cleaned up.

    Hope you are all well, have a happy Thursday! Take care. XX
    • redruby
    • By redruby 13th Jul 17, 7:12 AM
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    Morning all

    Nice bright day here again we have been lucky with the weather so far. Off to work for me it been a quick week this week with only doing three days but still ....... roll on the weekend.

    Evie has her 'haircut' on Saturday, her fur is very much like human hair and grows so quickly she needs it doing once a month in this heat, she comes out so soft afterwards its lovely

    Something and chips for dinner tonight will go and rummage in the freezer after this, I think there may be some sausages in there somewhere.

    Our DW died last night it Is beyond repair and in the garden atm waiting to be dumped, I might have a look round for a cheap second hand one to keep us going till we get the kitchen done, I washed up by hand last night and hated it

    Right have good days all xx
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Jul 17, 7:20 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thank you for starting us off nmlc

    The forecast here today is for a bright sunny day with temperatures between nineteen and twenty degrees centigrade, a nice comfortable temperature for me. I!!!8217;m hoping that it is right because I would like to go for a walk around the park this afternoon again.

    I shall be stuck in all morning because I!!!8217;ve got the hairdresser who comes to put my colour on due this morning. I have a good agreement with him as he lives on the estate. I buy the colour because I use a trade brand that he doesn!!!8217;t use, he applies it and I wash it off and then blowdry my hair. This works out far more economical than going to the salon to have it done. It used to cost me 39 just to get the roots done, and that didn!!!8217;t include the blow dry.

    I didn!!!8217;t manage to find a new mug during my wander around town yesterday, but I noticed on the JL website that they have got some very similar to the one that I broke. I may order a couple. We don!!!8217;t have a JL here so it costs 2 to have anything I buy from JL delivered to my local Waitrose which is a pain. I will ask my friends if any of them need anything from JL so we can share the delivery costs.

    I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner yesterday and need to decide whether to freeze the remaining portions or have some more today. If I decide to freeze the leftovers I need to go and have a freezer rummage for today!!!8217;s dinner in a minute.

    I hope that you all have a good day whatever you are doing.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 13th Jul 17, 7:32 AM
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    Morning all

    Nelski Thanks for thinking of me lovely

    I've not had much to say for myself and felt a bit guilty just moaning all the time so I thought I'd give you all a break.

    I have been reading though.

    Hope you are all well
    • Gers
    • By Gers 13th Jul 17, 7:36 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 7:36 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    How did we reach Thursday so quickly?? Time is flying past.

    Yesterday evening I dragged the mower over the grass which was long and wet. I had to stop after every pass to pull grass out of the mower.

    Today I'll be heading down to Glasgow for 'doing stuff' for DM. Top of the list is changing her mobile phone network provider. I've done what I can from afar so all that needs done is to put the new SIM card in and ring her new provider with the PAC number. Fingers crossed then.

    My own BT woes go on though I've now got an engineer booked for Monday morning.

    Last night, about 9.30, my colleague emailed through the correct documents for his students which look as if they are the proper ones. Thank goodness, apparently he's been ill for a while and has 'medicine head'. I'm just relieved that I don't have to fail his students.

    For once the sea is twinkling and the sky is blue'ish. It'll make for a lovely journey down the road.

    Happy Thursday to all.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 13th Jul 17, 7:40 AM
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    Good morning
    Thank you for starting us off nmlc

    The rain was lovely, but it looks like it is going to be hot again. Need to get some jobs done in the garden.

    Not much to say really.
    You all seem to have so much going on in your lives.
    Mine just seems to be housework, cook, laundry, gardening .... repeat again next day.
    Hope you all have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Jul 17, 7:53 AM
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    Karcher get that butt back here and moan away that is what this place is for the good times and the bad It was invaluable for me when I was going through bad times and having virtual friends on here was just what was needed.

    Camelot check you out with your jet set life Enjoy the Hague

    HH Envying your countdown to retirement

    Managed to get rid of the car yesterday finally the man came up from Cardiff and started it first time with some magical box he brought with him (Im not big on cars ) Mum really liked him and went all gooey which was funny and he sent me a message later saying what a lovely sweet mum I had I did offer to throw her in free with the car but he didn't take me up on it sadly.

    Off to the dentist in 10 mins its not till 9 but the traffic will be so bad and it is quite a drive way. I know I have one filling which I really want doing as its causing ulcers on my tongue where its been catching. After that I need to do some work for the most of the day but I will chuck some washing in if the weather stays OK

    Have a great day everyone
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jul 17, 8:10 AM
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    Good morning chums and thanks for the kick start this morning nmlc. Sun is out and shining down already. NSD to do today as I will go tomorrow after I have been to get my barnet trimmed,getting quite long and unruly and is over due for a trim.

    Whizz through with the hoover for me today then watch a bit of catch-up TV until lunchtime then round to sort DDs dogs out, and tidy up the kitchen for her.
    My eldest DDs OH's birthday today and I have dropped his card and present round already I must remember to give him a ring as well to wish him a good day.
    Right time to get the kettle on

    Have a good day chums what ever you are doing ,enjoy it if you can

    Cheers chums JackieO xx
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    • MsLdn
    • By MsLdn 13th Jul 17, 8:19 AM
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    Hi, I'm new here. Love the idea of this thread. I'll be cycling to the veg stall and supermarket this morning, hopefully while it's still sunny. Also working out meal plan for next few days. This afternoon I have to work (I'm a writer, working on a book commission). Seeing mentions of hoovering in posts above makes me feel a little guilty, I'm not good with housework and my carpets are a disgrace!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
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    Good Morning it's another nice day here today, slightly milky cloud and a little breeze but warm enough and sunny enough to make it pleasant outside. We had a lovely meal out with my brother and sister in law last night, haven't done that in ages and it was nice to catch up and do lots of laughing. We're looking after yet another doggie for the day, this time it's Mollie the Collie so we'll work in walks with her and Cookie together as they 'get on' together and Mollies mum will collect her at 5.30ish tonight.

    Pleased as punch this morning as I've cracked off another kilo of weight and am now into the 64 kilos, need to shed another 6 lbs to achieve the BMI of 22.5 that I'm aiming at. Trish my lovely sister in law said last night have you got some dresses now and when I said no decided she'd take me shopping, she loves clothes shopping, that will be great fun as she's good company and has a good eye so I know what we'll get will be right, strangely exciting after years of jeans and T shirts to contemplate dresses!

    Nothing much planned for today as we've got to have one of us in all day for a parcel to arrive which will have to be signed for so pottering in the garden and more sorting and shedding in the store room is the order of the day.

    Have a good one, xxx.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Jul 17, 8:44 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Welcome MsLdn

    Bit later this morning, was up early but seem to get caught up in loads of bitty jobs and only just sat down with coffee.
    Clear blue skies this morning and a nice temperature so hope to get out in the garden later, what with all the rain the weeds have grown up overnight! Other than that it's a trip to Sainsbobs to use the last of the vouchers, not sure about tea, have a hankering for some Greek style feta pies so may pick up some ingredients for them.
    Enjoy your shopping trip Lyn I've worn more dresses this summer and find them very comfy
    Have a good day folks x
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 13th Jul 17, 8:49 AM
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    Morning, ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one,

    Nelski I had to smile about your comment!!

    Grey morning, the cloud did break yesterday and it was a fine warm afternoon and evening.

    I bought OH a weather station, got fed up with him moaning about the thermometer he had outside, heartily wish I hadn't he is moaning about that now......when will I learn???

    Lidl this morning, Aldi did not have bread flour last week, fingers crossed that Lidl have some, otherwise its Morrison's; their flour is so much more expensive, makes it hardly worth making bread.

    Another bag finished yesterday and the binding sewn down on another mat, just one to do today. I have another bag sorted out.......same awful chenille fabric......

    Pizza tonight, will have salad with it, have lettuce from the garden to eat.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 13th Jul 17, 8:51 AM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to nmlc for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.

    Not so sunny today but it was a glorious day yesterday and I've managed to miss a bit with the suncream and have slightly burned a bit on the top of my shoulder.

    My son caught two lovely trout yesterday looking forward to a fishy dinner tonight. By the time we got ourselves organised it was too late to prep the fish to bbq last night. We still had a BBQ and my sister & nephew came round to join us. Burgers, spatchcock cajun chicken and herbs potatoes were duly grilled and simple salads made. It was lovely to sit outside and enjoy the weather though it did get chilly later on. There isn't much LO from last night just some bread and chicken which will get easily used up

    I've not much planned for today apart from cleaning the bbq- I do like charcoal ones but the cleaning of them less so.
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 13th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    Welcome MsLdn
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 13th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Grey clouds here this morning. Was meant to visit my new niece tonight however mother and child were kept in for an extra day, so I think it's pushed back to Saturday.

    I've been to the gym. Now at work waiting on the urn boiling. No plans this evening, although I may need to go a quick shop.

    TA - You just reminded me. I think I'll make soup tonight too.
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    • elf06
    • By elf06 13th Jul 17, 8:59 AM
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    Morning all, well, as I have said in a couple of other posts, I've been MIA for many years :/ honestly didn't realise it had been so long! But in many ways I've stuck to the important things to me and still grow my own, watch my spends, meal plans etc.
    Yesterday was glorious here (doesnt happen often!!) so I got a lot done in the garden and some weed killing done. This morning looks ok but is meant to change later just in time for me going to work soooooo I shall finish off the garden, hang out the towels to dry and walk the mutt as soon as I am showered. Meals are easy - leftovers for lunch and a sarnie or something for me for dinner as DS will be at Granny's house.
    Happy Thursday all

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