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    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 18th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    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.
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    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 12th Jul 18, 6:12 PM
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    Hello! Just had a very tasty tea. I had a chicken breast and kids had sausages. Using up from freezer. I made a wee cheese sauce for me. Served with potatoes and broccoli and peas fresh from my sisters garden. Lovely.

    Rubbish sleep. I had really bad heartburn and ended up downstairs on sofa in a bid to be a bit more upright. Managed to doze off again after son went out to work.

    Painted and painted again the garden fence. These are bits that aren't visible but I had 2 open pots to use up. Much will be covered by my extension wall so I haven't painted them.

    My dog. Always ( mostly) a pleasure and such good company.

    Being the smart meter !!!!!! Please tell me this will calm down!

    Went round to mothers. Me for half and hour then onto T for some antacid. DD2 stayed on and did some clearing. Go her!
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Jul 18, 9:30 PM
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    DSis has seen the doctor for her registration appointment She wants to sort out all DSisís various niggles etc. DSis has to go for a blood test tomorrow & fill in forms re appointments for cardiology & respiratory depts. The reason it is a pleasure for me is that my DSis is notoriously bad at seeing the doctor when she has problems

    Dry day, mostly warm & did see some blue skies

    Three butterflies in the garden

    DH phoned - he is enjoying his Round Britain Rallying - as he doesnít have my DSis pestering him to Ďhelpí her with tasks

    Saw a single ring-necked parakeet - they have been noticeable by their absence the last two weeks

    Herby breaded cod, boiled new potatoes & petit pois for dinner - yummy

    Reading your posts

    MrsSD
    • Frith
    • By Frith 13th Jul 18, 12:35 AM
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    Quick pleasures for today - have been felled by the most ridiculous and severe sinusitis since Sunday.


    1) A lie in.


    2) Hens OK. Better for them in that there had been a few drops of rain (!) overnight and it was a little bit cooler.


    3) Bigger son went out for the day then worked at his hotel job.


    4) Smaller son in perpetual melt down over it being the end of term, his timetable changing and having to spend all day in PE kit as it is sports day - despite not being down to take part in a single event. So we went off on a jolly, to the property he is to study for his history GCSE (paper 3 is now an extended question on whatever historic property your school chooses). Had a nice scone and he enjoyed the audio guides, the videos, the lovely countryside and the moat. I had forgotten his fear of mannequins in historic houses (though who likes them!) so had to go in each room first and we couldn't look in any priest holes in case a "priest" was looking back out at us. Bought the guidebook too.


    5) Bigger son got an unexpected email. He applied for 2 apprenticeships a while back (months ago) and has an interview on Monday as he has been recommended to a 3rd company!


    6) My friend looked out of her window at work and had the misfortune of seeing the Orange Fart get out of a plane or helicopter! Have loved the protest posters online today.
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    • house elf
    • By house elf 13th Jul 18, 4:51 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Orange Fart.....

    1. Cracking on with major task at work.

    2. New office is nice, but will be even more isolated.

    3. Sorted problems for 2 students.

    4. Doggy has an itch. (She has sensitive skin). She has rubbed a bald patch on her bottom, by constantly rolling on her back. Tried human anti itch cream (£5), which has calmed it down. Visit to the vets would have been 10 times that Hoping it does not have any side effects for dogs.

    5. Woke up too early, but listening to the Dawn Chorus.

    Have a lovely day
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 13th Jul 18, 6:19 AM
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    Quick pleasures for today - have been felled by the most ridiculous and severe sinusitis since Sunday.
    Originally posted by Frith
    I read 'sinusitis' as 'insults' at first! Sinusitis is horrible, hope you feel better now


    1) A lie in.


    2) Hens OK. Better for them in that there had been a few drops of rain (!) overnight and it was a little bit cooler.


    3) Bigger son went out for the day then worked at his hotel job.


    4) Smaller son in perpetual melt down over it being the end of term, his timetable changing and having to spend all day in PE kit as it is sports day - despite not being down to take part in a single event. So we went off on a jolly, to the property he is to study for his history GCSE (paper 3 is now an extended question on whatever historic property your school chooses). Had a nice scone and he enjoyed the audio guides, the videos, the lovely countryside and the moat. I had forgotten his fear of mannequins in historic houses (though who likes them!) so had to go in each room first and we couldn't look in any priest holes in case a "priest" was looking back out at us. Bought the guidebook too.
    That doesn't sound right! Not helpful for stresses


    5) Bigger son got an unexpected email. He applied for 2 apprenticeships a while back (months ago) and has an interview on Monday as he has been recommended to a 3rd company!


    6) My friend looked out of her window at work and had the misfortune of seeing the Orange Fart get out of a plane or helicopter! Have loved the protest posters online today.
    Love it! Just wish the Orange Fart would keep his mouth shut and stop interfering when things are bad enough anyway!!
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 13th Jul 18, 6:24 AM
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    My 5 pleasures:

    First day of the summer we've decided to take a day off and head for the beach - what impeccable timing , oh well takes me back to childhood holidays when the weather broke on the day we set off

    Still looking forward to a day away

    Eggs chips and beans for tea last night - easy and perfect

    Watched Keeping Faith last night, never heard of it and just came on and I really enjoyed it - nice to see Gwen from Torchwood again too

    Andy Murray commentating the Nadal - Del Potro match
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 13th Jul 18, 8:54 AM
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    Glad to hear that you are feeling slightly better Frith and yay on the apprenticeship news.

    Thursday pleasures,

    Looks like the hedge sparrows have had another brood if all the feeding going on in the garden is anything to go by, spent a long time standing at kitchen window watching parents trying to teach fledglings how to drink from water feature.

    More flowers, this time cream stocks, in my DMís tree of life jug, I talk to her in my head every day.

    Picked up some aubergine and feta burgers rtc from the emporium, they were surprisingly good.

    New approach with horse girlie and she responded in a chilled out way, valerian calmer also purchased.

    Watched the latest Mortimer and Whitehouse fishing prog, the Wensum looked gorgeous.
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 13th Jul 18, 9:13 AM
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    DD is back from conference :-)
    1) went first class as first class ticket cheaper than 2nd. was bliss. 3 hours' work done, free supper. what's not to like?
    2) pleasant walk to budget hotel - 28 minutes, hotel clean and comfortable, but internet not brilliant hence not updating to mse
    3) no breakfast at hotel (£31 a night, i'm not complaining) so scone and tea at conference in gateshead (but my did we have problems getting there. google maps kept wanting me to walk along roads with no footpaths - eventually got there 20 minutes longer than google maps suggested after a few diversions - was not the only one!)
    4) came back last night with colleague. trains were delayed so we actually got the one before which came in 10 minutes after the train we should have got. was a little worried it might not count as out of rush hour but ticket fine (2nd class this time).
    5) her husband was picking her up so i got a lift :-) OMG rain in Dundee. believe me we need it!
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 13th Jul 18, 10:27 AM
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    Greetings from an overcast ICT

    Commiserations on the sinusitis, Frith - I literally feel your pain. I have been taking antihistamines which have helped - along with beconase. Good news re apprenticeship and the trip with younger DS sounds most sensible.. Was it Baddesley Clinton?

    pleasures for yesterday

    1. Yoga - lots of leg stretches which was good after all my walking
    2. avo toast for lunch - yummy. Weird ICT freezer tea - but with jersey royals which are my faves
    3. Reasonable train trip except for an annoying child, that in the end i had to move away from. But got work done
    4. a night in ICT alone - i like to have that every so often, OH is coming today
    5. DS gave me a lift to the station

    Have a good day all
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    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 13th Jul 18, 12:09 PM
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    Resolutions and other sings!
    V Yes, we are back on V again! Is Friday that means out early and wine for BoPsie! Wobbleade will be purchased!

    4 Nipped into emporium on way to the mill. party rings bought for the stokers. Weíre ringing the changes! This is what happens when you are successful in keeping the furnaces fired!

    3 Section 2 below gives you an accurate assessment on the BoPiness for today. Other items included in the missive are true as well.

    2 Nite BoP will not be on the Big Warster train as he was well sated on the thing on Tuesday night! Instead a flix of net has been my listed and BoP will be curled up, like his lip, with BoPsie. More details later! Nearly forgets, we shavings snorker dog roulette tonight! Usual fridge bitsers and snorker dogs. Bin one of them weaks!

    Not having one today! Just havings Snorker Dog Roulette instead. Bees rites tasty eh!

    I see the blimp cannot get enough hot air to float away disgracefully!
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 13th Jul 18, 12:34 PM
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    1. Walk to bus and met a couple of people and had quick chat with each of them.

    2. Remembered my jumper as where I work on Thursday's is air conditioned and I was cold last week. I enjoy working with the person I worked with.

    3. Met an old neighbour and his daughter and had a catch up.

    4. DS2 girlfriend stayed and I showed her photo albums. It was good looking through them all again.

    5. Had tea in the garden and we stayed out there talking till late. A very relaxed evening.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Jul 18, 2:37 PM
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    1) I went into the city today and found sales in which I purchased a nice snuggly warm Tog24 top at half price.

    2) Millets/Blacks didn't have the right size of Merrell Kahuna Trekking Sandal but said I could order it online and get an extra 20% off the price...£54.40 down from £80, woohoo!

    3) It rained on the bus coming home (Outside I mean) and all the passengers went Ooooohhhhhh including me and then it stopped!

    4) He Who Knows has made me a much needed cup of tea or 3, thank you very much!

    5) Pictures just coming in on He Who Knows phone of James's lads at their school sports day, Oh so cute!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 13th Jul 18, 5:28 PM
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    Hello. It's been another pleasant day here. Overcast but dry and mild/warmish

    A glug of antacid at bedtime seemed to help the horrid heartburn and a better nights sleep.

    Quick chat with DD1 this morning. She was just going out.

    Did some more fence painting. Finished up what was left in the tubs.

    Sorted out the tubs of plants at the front porch. The pansies have went all 'leggy'

    Washed the front door. Looks nice and shiny clean now instead of mud splatters from dog the other day.

    Got a lovely letter from my friend in Melbourne ( husband died just after mine)

    Using up freezer contents .we are now at the sublime! My dogs vet bill last week kind of threw me out of sync! The kids are looking in the fridge thinking there's nothing...I'm looking and thinking there's still plenty!

    So I made with a few quorn chunks , a bag of peppers, some RTC mushrooms, an onion and some curry powder. Some chicken stock and tomato pur!e, then with a half block of RTC puff pastry a quorn and veggie curry pie was created! It was rather tasty! Served with a bag of par boiled veg chunks, roasted. and some of the potatoes from my sisters garden.

    Then with the other half of the pastry I made a rhubarb and apple pie and some mini jam roly poly thingos!

    I've just had some lurking at the back of the freezer ice cream with the apple and rhubarb pie ! Very yummy!
    • Frith
    • By Frith 13th Jul 18, 10:12 PM
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    Pleasures for today (Friday).


    1) Good to get up after a rubbish night's sleep. Hard to remember now that I didn't actually sleep through the night until I was 35 :-/


    2) Had to laugh (a bit). Bigger son got in at about 2am and had fallen off his bike doing wheelies as he neared home, grazing his shoulder/knees etc (didn't laugh at that bit!) Anyway, I went into the garden this morning to feed the cat and he'd obviously cycled THROUGH the garden which no longer has outdoor lighting as this was removed along with the porch... he had cycled through my washing that I put out last thing, got tangled with a sheet - and it looked like a murder had been committed! So it had to go straight back into the wash.


    3) Hens OK.


    4) An exciting morning having my birthday treat organised by my sister - pottery painting locally. Tried to go a mug with "Roses and Castles" type roses but we shall see how it fires. Had soup and tea in the community caf! afterwards.


    5) A quick stop at the charity shop got me a nice grey t shirt.


    6) My orchid compost had come through the post so I repotted the biggest of my orchid plants.


    7) Smaller son came home. We went to see the historic house they will be concentrating on in his history GCSE; his class is going to see it on a school trip in September. His question for a paragraph or so in history today was "Discuss the priest holes"! I asked him what he wrote and he did the location and type of priest holes, which were the best and how they all worked, which was his favourite, that no priest was found, a quick history of the house, the capture of the man who designed them, a comparison with those at Coughton Court AND that the designer had a shrine (?) in the church in the village! (Would it be a shrine? He was made a martyr). We were imagining the history teacher wondering how on earth he knew all that!


    8) Pie and chips from the van for tea.


    9) Just caught up with Gardeners World.
    Last edited by Frith; 13-07-2018 at 10:19 PM.
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    • house elf
    • By house elf 14th Jul 18, 4:43 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Happy Birthday Frith Pottery painting sounds fun. Would the !!!8216;shrine!!!8217; be a commemorative plaque? (Not Grand enough?).

    Friday

    1. Cracking on with big task. Moved a couple of boxes down to new office every time I needed a walk. Nice room, but I will need a badge which says !!!8216;Toilet Monitor!!!8217;, as it is next to the Boys toilet.

    2. Chatting with a group of students this afternoon. Great hilarity. Will miss this when I move office.

    3. Last minute decision to go to Ed!!!8217;s Diner for tea, as only DH and me at home. DH had 40% off and some cash back, so cheap burgers and no cooking

    4. Making progress with clearing a space for the new shed which arrives on Monday.

    5. Watched another Gone Fishing with Mortimer and Whitehouse. Just appeals to my sense of humour.

    Going to a workshop at the museum to make a silver pendant. Very excited

    Have a lovely day
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 14th Jul 18, 7:02 AM
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    Greetings from an overcast ICT

    Commiserations on the sinusitis, Frith - I literally feel your pain. I have been taking antihistamines which have helped - along with beconase. Good news re apprenticeship and the trip with younger DS sounds most sensible.. Was it Baddesley Clinton?

    pleasures for yesterday

    1. Yoga - lots of leg stretches which was good after all my walking
    2. avo toast for lunch - yummy. Weird ICT freezer tea - but with jersey royals which are my faves
    3. Reasonable train trip except for an annoying child, that in the end i had to move away from. But got work done
    4. a night in ICT alone - i like to have that every so often, OH is coming today
    5. DS gave me a lift to the station

    Have a good day all
    Originally posted by VJsmum
    Ooh I'd forgotten about Baddesley Clinton, not been there for years, time for another visit I think

    Reading other's memories reminds me that I've only watched the first 2 episodes of Mortimer and Whitehouse so that's a weekend treat

    Day trip to the seaside in Wales yesterday, we had a lovely time and it was very MSE-friendly, we took all of our food and drink, the main cost was petrol, apart from that, £2 to park and £2.90 for a Mr Whippy for OH . Loads of walking, going in the sea, sitting in the sun and shell-hunting (for me), a much-needed break after a stressful month

    Came back to find it had rained a lot, shame we missed a good storm but the garden really needed the rain!

    Looking forward to watching the rest of the Nadal - Djokovic match today. We drove back from north of Borth to Worcester yesterday, and the final set of the Isner-Anderson match was already started when we got in the car and we got home before it finished , and it didn't make the journey seem any shorter, a bit like Groundhog Day - not sure if they should introduce a final set tie break like other tournaments, or ban men over 6 ft 5 from competing

    Going to do a bit of tidying up in the garden now the ground has had a soaking
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 14th Jul 18, 8:39 AM
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    Friday pleasures,

    My Buddleia is finally flowering, I know itís considered a weed but itís a beautiful deep purple colour and the butterflies love it so it stays in our garden

    We went racing love the July course and, if you avoid all the drunken music nights, a good venue. The Friday meeting is one of my favourites, we always get dressed up and make a real day of it.

    The hollow legged ones came with us together the youngestís girlfriend whose a smasher, might be biased but they are cracking young people and apparently ok to spend time with us oldies

    Came home footsore and slightly sunburnt so OS pleasure must be the aftersun being kept in the fridge, oh the relief to my shoulders!

    Spent evening, laying on sofa, rehydrating and recovering!
    • Frith
    • By Frith 14th Jul 18, 9:25 AM
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    No, not Baddesley Clinton!


    What are you doing in Worcester, Hopeless Case? I hope you gave me a wave as you drove past my house!
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 14th Jul 18, 12:20 PM
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    No, not Baddesley Clinton!


    What are you doing in Worcester, Hopeless Case? I hope you gave me a wave as you drove past my house!
    Originally posted by Frith
    I live here! I guess you're somewhere round this area too?

    Edit: I see you're in the Welsh Marches!

    I did give a mental wave to Monty Don as we drove through Leominster
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 14th Jul 18, 12:24 PM
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    Friday pleasures,

    My Buddleia is finally flowering, I know itís considered a weed but itís a beautiful deep purple colour and the butterflies love it so it stays in our garden

    We went racing love the July course and, if you avoid all the drunken music nights, a good venue. The Friday meeting is one of my favourites, we always get dressed up and make a real day of it.

    The hollow legged ones came with us together the youngestís girlfriend whose a smasher, might be biased but they are cracking young people and apparently ok to spend time with us oldies

    Came home footsore and slightly sunburnt so OS pleasure must be the aftersun being kept in the fridge, oh the relief to my shoulders!

    Spent evening, laying on sofa, rehydrating and recovering!
    Originally posted by LaineyT
    I'd hate to be without a buddleia, the smell is heavenly and they're still the butterfly bush even if they do seed a bit readily!
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