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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 15th Jul 17, 6:58 AM
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    O/S Daily Saturday 15 July 2017
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    O/S Daily Saturday 15 July 2017 15th Jul 17 at 6:58 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 15 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

    Very cloudy, dull and dreich here this morning, but still warm.

    DH up and gone into work, I'm also working this morning, I've had a shower and just finished my brekkie, boys still in their pits.

    Dinner last night was breaded chicken portions, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg for the menfolk, I had the LO caponata, cous cous and I had smoked haddock too. Dinner tonight I'm not sure about but have plenty in, so can organise whatever whenever. Workman coming back this morning to finish off the work, not much left to do. DH needs a new pair of work boots, so we must get those this afternoon.

    I wasn't overly productive yesterday but did get the ironing done. The shopping was expensive again, but now have full to bulging cupboards and fridge/freezer and freezer. I'm buying much more fresh fruit and this seems to be where the expense is coming in, but if I plan and cook and use what I have the coming weeks shopping should be less expensive - we'll see. I'm also back on the diet so I'm eating slightly differently.

    Only have today then this week at work then have some time off - can't wait, DH is going to be off too, he's more than ready for a break.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Jul 17, 7:15 AM
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    Good morning, thanks for the thread nmlc.

    Damp and dull in Glasgow, no doubt the same at home. I've been awake and padding around for about an hour.

    The 'usual' Saturday routine has been changed for today. I'll be dropping DM off to visit a couple who are old friends. Meanwhile I'll do the shopping and then go back to collect her. The husband of the couple is very debilitated and so an hour visit will be enough.

    Before that I'm going back into town first thing (9am) to return one of DM's new tops for her. I'll take the opportunity to pick up a couple of silicone stirring spoons.

    Yesterday whilst I was hanging about in JL I sat in a very comfortable garden chair, so unlike the folding ones I have in my small barn. So, when I got back here I ordered two online. They can be stored in the large barn as they're light enough to be carried through. Once I use up the old wood in the small barn they can sit on the pallet.

    So, not very MSE this week but these are so much better for sitting on and reading. Can I justify the spend on the grounds of good posture and comfort?

    It's so dark outside still, all cloud. I hope that there is brighter weather elsewhere and you all have a happy Saturday.
    • tru
    • By tru 15th Jul 17, 7:34 AM
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    So, not very MSE this week but these are so much better for sitting on and reading. Can I justify the spend on the grounds of good posture and comfort?
    Originally posted by Gers

    elf I don't know our story either, lol. Scampi was taken to a rescue centre at six months old by a family who thought a puppy would be a cute toy for their young kids, they taught him nothing and got annoyed with him when he didn't behave. That's the short version of what the vet, the behaviourist and a gundog trainer concluded when I told them about the problems I was having. It makes me so angry that they've caused a dog to be so nervous, because when he's around people who have the patience to get to know him, he's a little star and is so friendly.
    Sorry you're having to put up with those people Don't you find that the ones with the worst attitude are the ones who know the least about dog training/dog manners? Their dogs are usually the ones who are allowed to go up to anything and anyone, have no recall and the excuse is “oh it's fine, my dog is friendly”, even after you've explained. No it's not fine and that's your excuse for you can't be bothered and it's not fair on your own dog either, you idiot (that's one of the politest things that run though my head, the others aren't printable!). The MDIF brigade are to be avoided at all times

    We went down to the boating lake yesterday (there are no boats and the mini-golf course is long gone!) and came across a couple of swans. I steered Scampi away but was still getting evil looks from the swans. That's when I noticed a fluffy little cygnet between them, so I changed direction completely before the parents decided to attack all of us Scampi wore himself out on the old golf course, he was stress-free because he was off his lead.

    I have a whole day to myself! The sky is dark and it's raining, perfect for scented candles – it seems a waste to light one on a sunny day, lol. I'm going to update my money spreadsheets, box up some eggs, flit about with the duster, then do nothing
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Jul 17, 7:45 AM
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    Thanks for the start nmlc and good morning all , I am up and ready to go shopping already It will be my second shop this month so possibly a 'several bags' one. but as I have so far only spent just over £3.00 on food owing to using up what I have indoors I am quite happy with my list.

    Nothing on it is not needed and its only five weeks until our holidays so what I get today will be really needed,i.e. stuff I have run completely out of

    I dislike shopping really ,especially on a Saturday so I thought I would get it done before it gets too busy.So Aldi and Lidls in Sittingbourne can expect a swift visit from me.I hope to be back indoors by 10.00a.m. at the latest

    Hope you all have a good day ,the sun is out there somewhere behid a bit of cloud at the moment but its quite warm at least I will stick the washing machine on whilst I'm gone so the washing will be out on the line this morning .I am quite organised this morning

    Happy Saturdays chums

    JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 15th Jul 17, 7:54 AM
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    tru scampi is so lucky to adopted you

    Gers yes totally justified

    Bad headache this morning I have had a blocked ear for a couple of days and I think its linked to that. Plans today were fairly chilled housey stuff so I will take it easy. Hoping once my ear 'pops' the headache will go with it but no sign of that yet.

    Had a good day yesterday and cracked through pretty much all the paperwork remaining for mum cant believe how long its taken just makes you wonder how people manage when they don't have someone to sort it out.

    Food today will be left over tuna pasta and some garlic bread.

    Have a great day everyone
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 15th Jul 17, 8:08 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thank you for starting us off nmlc

    AOD Thanks for this suggestion, I phoned my hairdresser and asked him to recommend an oil, and he thought this was a really good idea and has dropped off a bottle of oil that he uses on clients that is nearly empty for me to try without having to buy any so that!!!8217;s good. I had a look at some supplements yesterday and I!!!8217;m not sure which ones I would need so I will have to investigate this a bit more.

    Judi It sound like your hair didn!!!8217;t take to colour or bleach at all. I have been colouring my hair for about 15 years now and have had this colour for the past 10 years so I hope it isn!!!8217;t that. Like you I will have to stop if it is the colour that his causing this.

    Yesterday was a dull and overcast day here although it wasn!!!8217;t cold so I didn!!!8217;t get to go up to the park to people watch, and the forecast isn!!!8217;t good for today either so I don!!!8217;t think I will be doing that today either.

    I!!!8217;m not really sure what I!!!8217;m going to do today. I have a small list of jobs that need doing and I need to go and pick up a couple of things for a neighbour who will be returning from her holiday early this evening, I just hope I can find the list she gave me.

    I have bought some of the Heck sausages as they are on offer again at the moment because I fancied toad in the hole. I think it must be the weather having turned a little bit cooler that has brought this on.

    I hope that you all have a good day whatever you are doing.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 15th Jul 17, 8:12 AM
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    Morning all

    Fairly light cloud here, bit of a breeze and dry, yesterday's showers only lasted for the morning.

    Going to cycle to Delft today and have lunch.

    Hope all's well in your world's, take care. Xx
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 15th Jul 17, 8:20 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC. It's a damp, dull start here too so I am glad I got most of the washing done and hung out yesterday. It dried in record time in the wind.

    I felt lousy all day yesterday - tired through lack of sleep, headache, eyes aching too, and all Mr TA's health problems crowding in on me. I had to force myself from one job to another. I dosed up with painkillers mid evening and took to my bed. I actually slept quite well and feel much brighter this morning.

    I already have my stock pot simmering away with an enormous amount of veg for my favourite Red Pepper and cream cheese soup. Three tubs of Aldi G & H cheese ready and waiting to be whizzed in when it's ready. That should keep me going quite some time. Whether I can find room in either freezer for all the tubs is another matter!

    No other plans for today but may pop into town on the bus in a bit, unless DS appears again, like last Saturday, and scuppers the idea! No matter if he does as not going down for owt special!

    Have a good day folks and (HUGS) for the poorlies, sad or worried who want them. And I forgot to welcome the newbies yesterday in my haste. Stick with us, we are not a bad bunch! Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 15th Jul 17, 8:55 AM
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    Morning everyone and thanks for the start nmlc x

    We had a fabulous day at the races but boy do my feet know it today, unaccustomed to heels and standing for a long time! There wasn't many races when we didn't bother the bookies, personally I had two winners and two places so came home £10.55 up on the day only ever bet small amounts but do enjoy a flutter at the course. Apart from a couple of spots of rain the weather held dry and we all came home tired, but happy.
    Back down to earth today as there is a bit of housekeeping to do, just taken some tempura chicken out of the freezer and that will do for tea with some stir fry veggies.
    Lovely to hear Scampi's story TRU he fell on his paws when he found a home with you x
    Glad you feel better today TA
    Perfectly justified Gers comfort is everything

    Have a good day folks x
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 15th Jul 17, 9:02 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It's a lot cooler today, I actually feel a bit chilly which is a novelty after melting for the last few weeks. Steve is sat next to me watching something on youtube, Lilly and Becky are still asleep and Phoebe went off to her friends last night for a sleepover. She managed to stay there all night so I am hopeful she is having a good time.

    It is our towns Heritage Day today and there is lots going on so I quite fancy a wander around later. I hope Becky will come with me as I enjoy her company.

    Spaghetti and meatballs for tea tonight. Steve is on domestic duty all weekend and I am very glad to not have to think about what to make for dinner. I am going to put some bacon on in a minute for breakfast though.

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

    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 15th Jul 17, 9:09 AM
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    Had a good day yesterday and cracked through pretty much all the paperwork remaining for mum cant believe how long its taken just makes you wonder how people manage when they don't have someone to sort it out.
    Originally posted by Nelski
    Good morning

    I often have this thought. I often struggle paperwork and with modern things I just do not understand. Techie stuff, smart phones I could go on. Soon I don't think I will be able to function in this world.
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • elf06
    • By elf06 15th Jul 17, 9:44 AM
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    Morning all, thanks for the thread
    Seriously soggy here today. Good old Argyll weather! Hapoybi tackled the garden on our one day of summer haha. Yesterday I finished off stripping the bathroom.ceiling and D'S made a wonderful soup for dinner. Today I will nip in to town and pick up sandpaper and filler and start that in the bathroom.

    tru he/she is indeed lucky to have found you!! My Coco was attacked by another dog st around a year old and became incredibly nervous around dogs he doesn't know. I have studied animal psychology so was working hard with him and then, just before Christmas, my neighbours dog attacked him we do agility with a fabulous trainer and behaviousist so now we see her weekly for agility and every few weeks for behavioural issues. Sadly where you have right or flight my boy would fight but purely through being scared. I am so sick of off lead dogs running up to him with the owner yelling it's ok he's friendly. My retort is now 'that may be so but mine isnt' but it doesn't make a blind bit of difference - I've also lectured people who say well if mine gets a up it will serve him right......maybe but mine will also be stressed out for days due to your lack of manners!
    Apologies I'm ranting but it annoys me so much that I am trying to do the best for mine and uneducated people ruin it!

    Dinner tonight is paprika chicken only I don't have chicken, rice or a yellow pepper so it will be made with what I DO have - Turkey, red pepper and a few chips or mash. Need to go to stop for food but might leave that until tomorrow when it's quieter. I don't mind the spend though as I got a free £30 voucher when I changed my insurance

    Aug GC - £88.17/£130
    NSD - target 18 days, so far 5!!
    • redruby
    • By redruby 15th Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    Morning all

    Its a bit overcast here today but I have the wm on and it will be hung out, hopefully it will dry.

    We are off out in a while to drop Evie off for her haircut, OH is going to treat me to breakfast while we wait

    Once we get back I need to nip to the shops for a few bits and OH will mow the lawns.

    DD went out last night with her friend who is home from uni and slept at his house the night, he is a lovely lad and his mum loves DD, for a while there we had hopes for the pair of them getting together although I did suspect for ages that he might be gay, he came out a couple of years back so no romance for them two but a great friend for life I think.

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 15th Jul 17, 10:38 AM
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    Judi - could it be something to do with your thyroid problem? After30 years of an underactive thyroid my hair is so fine and is prone to falling out periodically. I don't dye it because I'm lucky enough not to have gone grey, obviously a genetic thing as mum had very little grey when she was 80.

    Tru and Elf, DD is getting a puppy this week and is being very conscientious about it, despite the fact that we had dogs all the time she was growing up, although she was really too young to remember the last time we had a puppy. She has read a lot and booked obedience classes - she and DH will need to decide who is in charge though and not be soppy over her. I was always pack leader and could command instant obedience, our dogs, although well behaved knew that they could get away with things with DH and the children.

    The weather isn't great here in Yorkshire but I think we'll get out for a walk at some point and I have a jigsaw to finish.

    DS and DW have decided they prefer the first house they saw and have decided to go all out for it so I hope they get it even though it means them being 45 minutes away rather than 5.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 15th Jul 17, 10:56 AM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to nmlc for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.

    It's wet and miserable here and forecast to get pretty windy later - typical weather for the start of the "Glasgow Fair" fortnight!

    I made chicken stock overnight in the SC so that's now in the pressure cooker with various veg, rice and brown lentils as it is just the weather for a bowl of soup.

    Apart from some housework I've no plans for today so will chill with my kindle.

    I hope everyone has a good day x
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 15th Jul 17, 12:16 PM
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    Afternoon.....((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Over at my friends yesterday, she had made scones, so we had scones with HM raspberry jam and thick whipped cream.....seriously yummy.

    I managed to get a decent sympathy card yesterday, so took it over last night just before tea. B was pleased to see me, I had not been across since the night P died, did not want to intrude.

    Its a dull morning OH is bowling this afternoon, I have enough of the chenille fabric to make a small bag, so thats on the cards this afternoon, should bet it finished.

    Jacket spud with cheese and coleslaw for me tonight OH will get gis tea at the bowls.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 15th Jul 17, 12:30 PM
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    Afternoon.....((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Originally posted by csarina2
    I'll take a hug thanks csarina

    On the subject of hugs, I think it's one of the things I really miss about being on my own...a loving, caring, proper hug

    I honestly can't remember the last time I had one

    Feeling rather down and out of sorts with myself. I'm not sure if I just need to give myself a kick up the backside but I just feel rather empty if that makes sense.
    I've had a very busy week so it's not as if I've been sat moping but I am very tired but despite that I feel restless, unsettled and not quite sure what to do with myself

    Various things could be the cause and there isn't a lot I can do about most of them.

    Sorry to be on a downer, it's the reason I haven't been posting.

    I hope everyone is well and you all have a good weekend x
    • Floss
    • By Floss 15th Jul 17, 12:59 PM
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    I'll take a hug thanks csarina

    On the subject of hugs, I think it's one of the things I really miss about being on my own...a loving, caring, proper hug

    I honestly can't remember the last time I had one ...
    Originally posted by karcher
    Have a dodgy hug with love from Blackpool hun xx
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 15th Jul 17, 1:01 PM
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    Just dropping in to send more virtual (((HUGS))) to Karcher I know that feeling (luckily not for a few years) and genuinely hope you are in the up soon x
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 15th Jul 17, 1:16 PM
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    Back home from my shopping trip and very pleased with all I bought Still £18.79 under my £60.00 budget for July so fingers crossed this surplus will get swept into my holiday savings account at the end of the month Manged also to buy reduced in Lidl's 4 vintage cheese b'burgers for £1.60 which will do for my DGS one day in the summer holidays as I have frozen them. I look after the boys from next Wednesday until we go away on the 18th of next month so I keep a keen eye out for things I can add bits to to feed them. Also snaffled five HUGE sweet chilli chicken thighs reduced for £1.75 which have been portioned up and frozen With chips and salad and maybe a jacket spud thats enough to fill their hollow legs as well . It all helps a bit and the boys will eat virtually anything thats put in front of them.

    No more shopping for me this month which I am pleased about so my little cash food purse can get stashed at the back pocket of my handbag out of the way
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
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