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    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    DundeeDoll
    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3
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    • 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
    5 OS pleasures in your day today - part 3 18th Jul 17 at 11:34 AM
    Ok I'm diving in as I've noticed several of us have lost posts we thought had posted, and there now seems to be a serious risk of losing the whole thread. So thanks for the heads up Karcher. (and i sympathise Frith - i too like to nip back)

    I've revisited the first thread of our part 2, posted 28th October 2009. It said:
    Time for a shiny new thread The old one had got to 4500 odd posts which amounts to 22,500 OS pleasures (at least) It's so good to know that the OS life can be so rewarding.

    I'll kick off the new thread.

    1) Homemade bread and marmalade for breakfast.

    2) A walk over the Malvern Hills to blow away the cobwebs.

    3) Drying the washing outside- still, in October.

    4) Watching mydaughter making a game out of sweeping the leaves with her friends.

    5) The prospect of collecting a big order of meat from the butcher this morning and having my freezer full for less.
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    Part 2 went on considerably longer so many many more pleasures. And of course life stories shared, support given, tears of sorrow and joy shed. Part 2 I shall miss you, but here's to part 3.
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 18-07-2017 at 11:40 AM.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 6th Feb 18, 4:19 AM
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    Skint yet Again
    Mcc I know what you mean about grief creeping up on you. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I was driving home when a particular song came on the radio made me think of mum. Not good to have tears flowing at 70 mph on motorway so I pulled off into services to compose myself.

    1. Puppy cuddles. She woke at 2am, 3am and I got up to her at 4am. After going outside she decided it was time for breakfast ! But settled back in her bed once fed and slept till 9.30

    2 managed to get doc appointment at 8.30 and he was very kind

    3. Puppy running around on the field and came back when called

    4. Got some washing done and dried outside, crisp sunny day

    5. Managed to cook a meal for me and DS. I am a feeder in times of crisis it helps me if I can make sure others are ok.
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 6th Feb 18, 7:26 AM
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    ampersand
    'Crowland Abbey' just mentioned in Josephine Tey's 'The Daughter of Time' on r4x, to which & is listening, still au lit and post-brekkie.
    A great-grandmother of & was married there(post passim), pre-dating major farmland plunder.
    #
    1. Being glad to be warm and have choices. Might have a 2nd hot drink after this.

    2. Time-consuming debadgering appt. Didn't matter. New-last-September apprentice took lots of care. Tutor helped and supervised. Students now have electronic portfolio assessments and &'s permission was sought/granted for 'proof' photos. Lass is 16. & told her she was well over half a century older! A 'goodness me' moment for & too!

    3. Appreciated fresh-laundered, soft, snug, long sleeves of new2& White Stuff lambswool jumper, ex Trumpy carboot of day before.

    4. RTC Ashford emporium drop-off(post passim): dandelion+burdock, nix and kix
    https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/nix-kix-cucumber-mint/571711-600662-600663?source=sho_&utm_source=google%2Bshopping&ut m_medium=organic%2Bgs&utm_campaign=google%2Bshoppi ng&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnuDTBRDUARIsAL41eDo9R0cxs9ths-RAD2BfyP71KAq1FIOqQxH_K4wmG3x2lbBHwuAjK6oaAu5_EALw _wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CL-ByN3jkNkCFQww0wodKV0DzA
    to village friend, who was delighted. Our usual cuppa, & grateful for hands around hot mug. Huge catch-up and she was amazed by a pack of love letters & found abandoned at Magic World, Hyères, depuis 4 samedis. Pristine condition, clearly carefully kept since received, early '70s onwards. Perfect handwriting. Catherine>Christian. She was away (more studentry/teaching) in Wurzberg for over a year. Now, & was also living there, in the Var, then. &'s Danish side has several chaps 'Christian', but no Monsieur Orard. Lock of her hair. Exquisitely couched intimacy. Promises/Imaginings of forthcoming 'vie à deux'. So glad to have found/saved them. Friend agrees and & said 'so glad you feel same'. :-). Just a remarkable find and set of circumstances. Can guess at a clearance after loss of Monsieur Orard? Also, & wonders if Catherine ever became Mme Orard?

    5. Quick subsequent call>town of horse emporium, hoping young friend on duty. Yes. Emporium near deserted. Osp 4 friend had given same cat+van Gogh card to her son, bday just before crimbo. They all loved them. Even more, osp 4 friend had just rcvd delayed crimbo pressie socks, also Beaux Arts themed: Botticelli's angels, Munch's The Scream etc. Young emporium friend now determined to obtain some for her Papa's bday on Friday.
    https://goo.gl/images/tNr4ej
    #
    Around goes our world...
    Yes, bop....nearly leapt onto your last baited post:-), but instead have just been listening to &'s great young PM, Jacinda Adearn. She's terrific. Careful, bop. Centenary of wimmin's suffrage all over airwaves today, with many mentions that &land Enzed was first to give it: 1893. & probably voted then....:-)
    p.s.>Raffles and lady bopsie. Live crimbo cake still available chez &. Gorgeous stuff it is too.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 6th Feb 18, 8:53 AM
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    Monday pleasures,

    Clear skies first thing quickly turned into snow flurries by mid-morning.

    Capt S collected Rosie dog's ashes, we will have a trip to her favourite beach to scatter, just not yet..

    The forsythia is all buds, can't wait for the cheery yellow flowers to appear.

    Trip out to pet store with Tilly to find her a sleeping pad for the living room, after trying a few out she made her choice and snuggled down much to the amusement of the staff.

    Uni Challenge so grey cells excercised.
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 6th Feb 18, 9:33 AM
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    VJsmum
    Morning all

    Pleasures for Sunday

    1. Hangover from Saturday night was not too bad. i rarely drink so much these days and it's a good reminder of why i don't
    2. OH has 'almost' finished the painting. the never ending clear up from 'drain gate' (which happened at the beginning of September) is nearly over..
    3. Lamb cooked 'sous vide' in the slow cooker - with left overs to be had tonight
    4. Washing hung on the line - not dried but had a good airing
    5. Call the Midwife

    And yesterday


    1. Excellent interview with a former student - and my first man. Good to get a different perspective
    2. Lunch with friend after
    3. Good walks on a bright crisp day to and from the station. The first daffs are blooming
    4. Soup and pud for tea - pud was chocolate bread and butter pudding leftover from Saturday and was even yummier
    5. Bought a new shirt from white stuff - used my 15% off code and a voucher i'd got from my MiL for Christmas 2016 so it was 'only' £17

    Marscapone lime torte recipe (courtesy of Mr Sainsbugs from years ago)

    Marscapone lime tort
    200g pack ginger snaps
    2 oz butter
    2 x 250g tubs marscapone
    1 ½ oz icing sugar
    Zest and juice of 2 limes

    Crush biscuits add melted butter, bottom of a 7 inch tin, fridge
    Put remainder in a bowl and beat and spread on base. Put back in fridge
    Decorate (I use grated dark chocolate - sainsbugs did something faffy with chocolate and the leaves of roses, but who has time for that?)


    Have a good day all - another bright and sunny one here, but I have no washing to hang out...
    Last edited by VJsmum; 06-02-2018 at 9:36 AM.
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 6th Feb 18, 11:36 AM
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    MrsLurcherwalker
    1) Today has turned into a sparkling sunshiny blue skied day and it's wonderful if you're indoors, outside though you're perished going between the house and the compost bin!!!

    2) I broke my reading glasses last night, the frame snapped and isn't repairable. That's not the pleasure bit, they're only OTC readers from Boots and the fact that I can go and buy another pair this afternoon IS the pleasure.

    3) Hot soup for lunch with cold chicken and sausages cooked on Sunday so very easy.

    4) All the chores done and housework, ironing etc. up to date.

    5) The housing market seems to be finally waking up a bit and we have 5 houses to view so far and are hopeful of more before we go.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 6th Feb 18, 11:50 AM
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    A few little uns for yesterday, while I'm waiting for the insurance assessor.

    1 Just back from DF!!!8217;s having taken photo!!!8217;s of all rooms before starting to clear.
    2 1 car load of 3 boxes of art books going to MIL and 3 boxes books to CS.
    3 I!!!8217;ve bought flowers back here and the smell is amazing, however DH is apparently allergic!
    4 Just hoovered the whole house.
    5 Just had a healthy surprise freezer meal, it was apparently a massive chop that fed us both with veg and grains.
    6 Completely engrossed in Silent Witness, I!!!8217;ve never seen it before.
    7 I!!!8217;m internet window shopping in Thompson and Morgan.

    Back with todays pleasures later
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 6th Feb 18, 12:06 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Out of bloody ignorance
    Balls, ladies, balls. I note someone has bin into the meatballs caf! and bought some cheap soft plywood mattress protector! Avoid!

    5 Now through my complete ignorance, BoP after yesterday tellings yous lot about how rich the emporiums were and giving away free cash, I has just checked my £12 voucher! Lo and behold it is out of date! Never mind, I wills tell you when I gets another one from them! Avoid!

    4 Not only that, but no sign of leaves on my trees this morning, but again our new meter of smart tells me how much I need my leaves to grow to offset all my hot air! Still as there was a dusting of snow overnight in the weather inversion, Raffles has returned home unharmed and is snuggingly warm on the bed. BoPise again is keeping her tootsies warm!

    3 Just down at the mill, sore tin out other bits and bobs in the boiler room. Now I is sats with me lunch box again, today filled to the gunnels by BoPsie with good things. Proper cheese, cakes of Jaffa, still on offer at w8rs, salad. Proper foods, no mess and a bit of Bourneville as well!

    2 Nite BoP is on the floor of the gym with his beach ready body, viewing is recommended. Later BoP with be havings his homemade soup, and crusty bread and butter! Emulsions are for walls not dfor stomachs! Proper goodness and good for you! Far better than balls, tom sauce and soft pine plywood!

    I tried as far as possible to avoid using apostrophes, but this is not guaranteed!
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    • Mhagster
    • By Mhagster 6th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    Hello. It's blooming freezing here. Woke up to snow this morning which was beautiful.

    Fabulous doggy walk first thing in the snow. Stunning hedgerows. Lovely birds and a well beagles dog.

    Took the bus to Glasgow this morning with DD1 and we had just the best day. A mix of charity shops and nice shops, people watching , lunch which was my treat and she queued and girl at till gave her a voucher so it was even cheaper.

    Got a nice top/ dress in one shop. DD1 got a dress in another and a few books in a few shops. She's taking home a library-ette. Just as we're leaving I spied with my beady eye a Cath K travel bag in a beautiful duck egg floral , checked it over and it's original ( I had a disappointing purchase from ebay once) I think from the code on the tag it was just in today so I was delighted! Having already been in the proper Cath K shop for a mooch and gasp at the prices ( I've only ever bought in the sales)

    Didn't have to wait for a bus home and a warm welcome from my doggy boy.

    Dinner was indian food which was very tasty and a treat for all of us but especially DD1. Nearly farewell time

    A good day .
    • Frith
    • By Frith 6th Feb 18, 10:50 PM
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    Frith
    Pleasures for today (Tuesday).


    1) Not a bad sleep.


    2) Painted my sister's house from 10-3!


    3) Went to see my friend for a cup of tea.


    4) Tasty tea of large Lidl burgers.


    5) Managed to get smaller son to do his maths homework.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 6th Feb 18, 11:05 PM
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    Well we are hoping to receive a bit of good news that we are covered on insurance, ironically one of DH’s friends put it into perspective, ours is a very very small claim, where as she has a pair of earrings worth most of a house!

    1 The insurance adjuster was hooman, so here is hoping.
    2 I am clawing back at normal today – the animals went loopy helping me while I pondered around the garden.
    3 About 40 closed yellow crocuss coming up. I also planted up 5 pots with any bulbs.
    4 Planted DFs bulbs out in memory, he no doubt had them many years, but you never know they may grow.
    5 Haddock and veg for dinner before a volunteer meeting tonight.
    6 A few minutes bird watching the various birds on the feeders and around.
    7 2 more hours achieved in our own tidying, I cleared and made some space, buy which I mean gathering all things that class as animal bedding together to dig down to what is lovingly called the spare room. Moved caravan stuff out to the caravan, I am shattered, and I have nearly cleared down to the bed. Next step tomorrow still a daunting amount ahead. But so much to do, meanwhile DH got on with cabling for the CCTV system - an epic.

    What is up with the forum at the moment it seems to have a lot of bugs.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 7th Feb 18, 2:55 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi all, very late with Tuesday’s pleasures

    1. Bright, sunshiney day which gave my DH the opportunity to replace the old fence panels with the new ones delivered last night.

    2. Started on the clothes, 31 items in Rag bag or cs bag. Most of miy clothes are now sorted - I have a pile of jumpers/fleeces to put in wardrobe, half a dozen items to be ironed but my scarves are causing me a bit of a problem so will leave until tomorrow.

    3. The majority of DH’s t-shirts have been folded Kondo style & one drawer filled & to be returned to the chest of drawers

    4. Delicious lunch - ‘mackerel in tomato sauce’ on toast

    5. Very nice dinner - mackerel fillets, mash & mixed veg - a very fishy day much to the delight of my DH

    6. Reading your pleasures.

    ‘See’ you later today!

    MrsSD
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 7th Feb 18, 7:42 AM
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    VJsmum
    Morning from the early train - 2 six o'clock starts in one week is a shock

    Pleasures for yesterday

    1. Made soup from some odds and ends that needed using and some stock from the freezer.
    2. Watched call the midwife from the sunday before last
    3. had left over lamb for dinner - no prep and delicious
    4. my dad's ashes are back home. A strange pleasure I know but there was a confusion as to where they were. We need to arrange for his and mum's to be scattered now - she has been in a cupboard waiting for him. I've never liked that and I would have scattered hers before but dad didn't want to.
    5. Spent part of the day transcribing the interview i'd done on Monday - the voice recognition software translated "but whole industries" into "Butthole industries"

    Have a good day all
    You're out with a friend in the capital, I'm a thousand leagues under the sea
    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
    For you and me
    Guy Garvey
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 7th Feb 18, 9:08 AM
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    Tuesday pleasures,

    A mixed bag weather wise, several snow storms but bright sunshine as well.

    Went into Cbridge, picked up some curtains and lampshades for the dining room.

    Very interested in a Uni of Cbridge / CFAS role, hours to suit and in my area, first thing have seen in ages which sparked interest so will apply.

    Driving home from the stables at 16.30 and sun still up and bright in the sky.

    Men from the Ministry R4x made us chuckle, a recorded episode of 24 hours in A&E made me cry.
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 7th Feb 18, 11:01 AM
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    ampersand
    What is 'safe mode', & asked new nokia3. No answer.
    Continued with big post-brekkie post. Disappeared.
    Snarl...again.
    Tried to say as much, but that didn't post either.
    Suspect nokia3 really considers &squat notspot unfit for purpose. & agrees.
    Just rang National Art Fund via saynoto0870, to say 'plus 1 memshp, with extra 38DD£s was never &', as & has had no relevant +1 living for 20 yrs. One scripty-speak 'Arstin', female [asked her to please speak to me, not read] said & was to send pic of cut-up card as 'proof of downgraded memshp'. & courteously advised 'downgraded' was not the correct adjective; 'amended' is. Yes, bop and vjm, alt spellings of Arstin?....
    She eventually speaked as/wot should:-)))
    #
    Desktop cranked to life now. Will & try and re-write?
    Won't be same, but nevvy mind.
    #
    1. Did say it was good to read some lightenings of tone chez pk, vjm, skint, lainey, mhags[old-style spelling, n.b.:-)],frith.
    mhags - don't know if you saw &'s earlier remark that 'twas just same, altho' didn't have to change i.d. Not a dicky bird, acknowledgment, apology from mse. Had resorted to mob and town of gown library in interim.
    Currently, can't understand all the !!!!8217's, or whatever they are, all over the place.
    You are right, pk, re: glitches, but have to add a Wow! re: your friend's earrings!!!

    2. Into the soup[another here, vjm]went all things rtc: turnips, carrots, tatoes cooked and raw and magnificently ancient, end of some chopped toms concoction, 3 leeks recognisably trunky, little gem lettuce. It's blitzed, gorgeous, more-ish and more-ish. In full confidence, & declares it a bop Proper Food Award Medaille d'Or[bop lurves français]. So there.
    Fear not, &'s is all Proper Foods here.

    3. Ironically ironed during several hrs of wimmin's suffrage centenary[NOT Universal, please note, UK] Yes, b+itch duties aka rugby club teatowels done, those that could be saved, plus others acquired on & travels, always do this:-) plus 42 barmats. An npd until then, but took the unwieldy crate along, arriving with 1st weekday training well underway. Great to see all lights blazing, parking crammed, pitches vastly teeming, young and old, female and male, family support like matchdays.
    Being always warmly thanked is nice, too.

    4. A msg. Who knows? Things past can't un-be, but....

    5. Lainey, was Men from the Ministry the Barbary Ape/Gibraltar person one? Still loving the Josephine Tey here.
    Was also still ironing, no longer quite so ironically in rugby terms, but silk scarf-ily+one wool+one Donegal tweed. A dozen-ish, ex Reims/Paris, '50s, all hand-painted, some signed, a couple numbered. Couldn't have the b/w pics showing them in use on Great Houses Fashion Mode catwalks, for which each had been commissioned and produced. Let's see what happens at Spits....
    if Meriva can move come icy 0230h demain.
    #
    Safe days to all. Be warm. Love and load all your Memory Banks. Precious cargo.
    #
    Will & add no heating, no hot water since last night AGAIN??????
    & is old-style, not huge user, hwb-reliant, but still needs SOME utilities. esp. after new hospital blahblah letter, appt now ff'd>Friday early.
    Must & phone these blasted Vailliant uselessnesses again? F22 intermittently flashing. 'F' means Fault. Looks as if youtube is offering choice of plumbing stars. Needs to be re-pressurised, apparently....
    On verra.
    Last edited by ampersand; 07-02-2018 at 12:20 PM. Reason: auto-incorrects. plus ça change...etc.etc.etc.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 7th Feb 18, 11:40 AM
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    Certainly was &, also caught some of the J Tey and have to confess looked up Crowland reference after mention of Ely...
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 7th Feb 18, 12:07 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    You fell for it then
    5 looks like I has to work another month then to cover my loss on the pension. First slight dip since 2008 and 1987. Never mind, I probably have to as well to pay for another trip! Tomorrow is another day and …Thirst though this week is a trip to the dump on Saturday! Of curse, snorkers will be eaten as well that day!

    4 I have upset some fiends on Buck of face. The Gimps are going to London! That upset a few!

    3 Flicks of Net was watched last eve, Mr Deeds, with wobbleade and a festival of snacks, scotch egg, cheese, and nuts! If you are partial to cats, please avoid! Not!

    2 Last night we had soup, a ready meal fro the batch of soup BoP did a few tweaks back. Nice and tasty, served with chunky bread, and butter. Real food again! And no need to got to the emporium and buy their carp!

    Unlike other versions of the Life of BoP, you get it thirst here!

    If you were affected by BoP losses on his pension yesterday; that he has to weight on his feet another month, please remember that tomorrow will eventually come, he will eat another snorker and get over it. Meanwhile please send wobbleade chits so BoP can tip them into the glass.
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    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 7th Feb 18, 12:13 PM
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    ampersand
    I've noticed the 'Croyland' pronunciation, too, but remember meeting grandmother's exceedingly elderly, deaf brother, Harold [plus ditto black Lab], at first UK crimbo, on that ancient family farm.
    Seem to recall Nana and he both saying that, not as spelt. Another memory, too, of &'s ma, getting stuck into person who had insinuated herself, thus usurped/stolen family lands there. Going along to Abbey later, met Vicar who did much looking up, found marriages etc, He said 'Croyland', too and set us off to meet other family farmers of Nana's maiden name, unusual, but common around there.
    More Fens...strange to be not so far from it all, after so much else.
    Not the 1st time I've thought this.
    Last edited by ampersand; 07-02-2018 at 12:21 PM.
    CAP[UK]for FREE EXPERT DEBT&BUDGET HELP:01274 760720, freephone0800 328 0006
    'People don't want much. They want: "Someone to love, somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for."
    Norman Kirk, NZLP- Prime Minister, 1972
    ***JE SUIS CHARLIE***
    'It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere' François-Marie AROUET


    • Mhagster
    • By Mhagster 7th Feb 18, 6:11 PM
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    Mhagster
    For Wednesday, another perishingly cold day and heating's been on all day.

    Doggy walk in the snow.

    Made pancakes for kids breakfasts.

    Went to T. Had a £4 off £40 spend & then £8.50 off in vouchers. Got a lot for my money.

    Much sweeping & floor washing...sigh...muddy dog and muddy boy.
    Clean bathroom again...sigh...blooming bath bombs!

    Quick chat to sister.

    Sad face as DD1 leaves tomorrow so much gathering of stuff which is all over the place and trying to get washing dried .

    Steak pie for tea ( bought! Couldn't tell you the last time I bought one! )
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 7th Feb 18, 7:53 PM
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    DundeeDoll
    scotland does the best steak pies mhags our butchers has its own pieman
    oh no pk is now caught up in the apostrophe catastrophe
    So why is mc!!!!! profanity checked but not s!!!!horpe? answers on a postcard to bop (how did you do that bop? best i can manage is mcmaf1a
    for today
    1) meetings meetings but got some serious decisions made (some needing diplomacy, some needing research)
    2) eating lish lunch - hm slow cooked chicken and sweet potato casserole. i will have the last portion tomorrow
    3) being picked up by mrpiano on his way back from st andrews
    4) finding episodes of vera i had totally forgotten about on stv. i will be watching one tonight
    5) wrapping up warm to walk the dogs
    For 2018 be kind, be courageous, and never ever eat pears
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 7th Feb 18, 8:18 PM
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    Scunthorpe. Don't mind me, I'm experimenting.

    Look closely at the formatting of the letters. Pleased to see that I've escaped the apostrophe apocalypse, so far.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
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