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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.
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 18-07-2017 at 11:40 AM.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 14th Sep 18, 11:59 PM
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    BoP Tour Live
    Last night. On 46th St. All is well.
    Steak is ordered. Wobbleade is sourced. Unfortunately BoPsie also had Belhaven at lunch. She is currently in the parkour room!
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 15th Sep 18, 12:32 AM
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    Frith
    Pleasures for today (Friday).


    1) Had a bit of a lie in as smaller son is ill so I just had to cancel his taxi at 7am then went back to sleep. Unfortunately, as I wasn't crashing around downstairs, bigger son didn't wake up and missed his bus so I had to take him to college!


    2) Did a second coat in the bathroom and it does look better, though it could really do with a third...


    3) Hens well today.


    4) My brother came up for chips from the van and to play Settlers of Catan.


    5) Watched GBBO: an Extra Slice (which I enjoy almost more than GBBO!) and Gogglebox.


    6) Smaller son has managed to make himself lots of money by selling his old PS games on Ebay.
    Verschlimmbesserung
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 15th Sep 18, 1:07 AM
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    BoP Tour 8pm update ...
    BoPsie is from the powder room. She is ok.

    Only one thing to do now in the Big Apple. BoPsie is devouring a cheesecake!
    Cardiac Arrest - Electrical - Patient unconscious! Heart Attack - Plumbing - Patient conscious!
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 15th Sep 18, 1:45 AM
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    Friday pleasures

    Overcast & dark but didnít pour down

    DH took me to hospital appointment on the motorbike

    Arrived 13:35 for a 13:54 appointment but was actually finished & outside by 13:54

    Had a productive afternoon helping DH tidy garage + started to put gardening tools & equipment in my new shed

    Home cooked fishíníchips for dinner with mixed veg - scrummy

    Reading your posts especially BoPís potted holiday posts

    MrsSD
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 15th Sep 18, 5:56 AM
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    mhagster
    Good morning. I was asleep early last night so awake early this morning. Just going to fling some warm clothes on and potter around kitchen putting things away.

    Yesterday was rainy then got even rainier! Crazy. Was localised flooding...including my house! Leak through new roof that's not been roofed. And patio doors were mid fit when it came on so living room floor was flooded!

    I went to my good friend's mum's funeral. It was a beautiful service and nice to see others I don't see too often.

    As I'm dizzy I didn't want to drive if I could help it so I'm grateful for friends who picked me up and dropped me off ( in the torrential rain at that point...bit of a hairy drive!)

    That moment when the builders leave for the weekend. And all is quiet.

    Starting to put things back in kitchen , where i can, and start to reclaim living room a bit more!

    Have a lovely weekend
    • house elf
    • By house elf 15th Sep 18, 6:31 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Friday

    1. Had a smaller group on my own. We have finished 3 picket fence panels,together, as a team. I am so proud of them.

    2. Ladies clothes don't usually have pockets, and I keep loosing my radio. I have found an old phone case, with a cross body strap to carry my radio. Hopefully, loose it less often!

    3. Good woopsies in Mr A on the way home.

    4. Tom Kerridge lasagne for tea.

    5. Felt poorly when I got home, so nice to snuggle up with a cup of tea, the wood burner and No Offence.

    Still feeling a bit under the weather this morning.

    Have a lovely day
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    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 15th Sep 18, 6:40 AM
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    Morning

    - enjoying it being the weekend after a frantic week
    - holiday on Monday so we've got lots to do
    - seeds germinating madly
    - was told the twitter campaign I've started for work is getting us noticed
    - much as I love the dogs, and feel sorry for them going into kennels, they're had work so looking forward to a week off!
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    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 15th Sep 18, 7:16 AM
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    villagelife
    1. Met a friend for coffee. She has had a tough few weeks and needed a break for an hour or so.

    2. Went by train. Enjoyed the journey and it made me walk further which is good for my back.

    3. House tidier and took quite a bit to the charity shop which made a couple of drawers easier to open.

    4. Spent bit of time in the front garden which now looks better.

    5. DH ordered stuff for work which he keeps in the house until he needs it. All my de cluttering must be working as everything is now stored in cupboard under the stairs in the past I have had boxes in the hall for weeks.

    6. Did some gardening then had a drink in the garden with DH while DS2 cooked sausage casserole for tea.
    • lifeintheslowlane
    • By lifeintheslowlane 15th Sep 18, 7:36 AM
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    Your poor DGD, olliebeak - asthma attacks must be so scary. I'm glad she's on the mend now.
    My pleasures for Friday:

    1) A squirt of my favourite perfume (& choosing NOT to save it for best!)
    2) Homemade hummus for lunch. Cheaper and tastier than shop bought.
    3) A visit from my best friend - a long natter, copious amounts of tea and a little crafting.
    4) A funny text exchange with DD.
    5) An early night.
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 15th Sep 18, 10:32 AM
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    Thank you for your thoughts, lifeintheslowlane - she's definitely 'on the mend' and just waiting to hear about going back home . She was supposed to be spending time here tonight, but I'm sure she'll want to be with her mum at home after 2nights in hospital with all the night-time disruptions .

    My 5 Blessings for yesterday - not immediately obvious ones :

    1. Although DGD2 has spent time in hospital, feeling blessed that the treatment was successful and that she's well on the way to recovery now

    2. DGS1 had a good day in 'Farm/College' and wasn't too 'disturbed' about his sister being unwell and mum having to spend time at hospital with her.

    3. Trip to A$DA during the day - Jacket Spud with Cheese & Beans (in their cafe) for lunch with a Coffee - grand total of £2.50 ................ bargain in anybody's language . Bumped into quite a few neighbours from where I used to live - so had a lovely catch-up with them .

    4. Quite a good shopping session - good prices (cheaper than my 'very local' Mr T) - topped up with fresh salad/fruit/veg/milk/eggs/cooked meat .

    5. Bumped into our 'retired Minister' on leaving shop - was lovely to see him again. Such a 'great, down-to-earth person' - an ex-lorry driver! He knows my dgd2 from church, so I know that he'll add her to his prayers .

    Hope you all have lots to be grateful for today .
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 15th Sep 18, 1:02 PM
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    BoP Tour Live
    Last day. JFK flight tonight. Just up and Totteringham are on the telly.

    Just relaxing.

    Breakfast is croissants and juice.

    More later.

    PM2DD Biting lips!
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 15th Sep 18, 5:05 PM
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    BoP Tour Live
    On 8th Av. Market. Packed. Better than some other markets I donít frequent!

    PM2DD Shut it. I know!
    Cardiac Arrest - Electrical - Patient unconscious! Heart Attack - Plumbing - Patient conscious!
    Defibrillators Cannot Cure a Heart Attack!
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 15th Sep 18, 8:44 PM
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    Safe flight for tonight and Happy Landings, BoP - going to miss your 'Postcards from a Large City' !

    My 5 Blessings for today:

    1. Decent weather and able to get 2 lots of laundry washed and dried - mostly on the line !

    2. Cake baked this morning and cooled down in time to wrap up for DGD1 to collect on way back to Uni this afternoon !

    3. Phone call from DD to say that DGD2 was being sent home early this afternoon - they called here for 'Narnie Hugs' before going home. As DD's b/f was driving DGD1 to Uni, DD and DGD2 decided to take themselves off to bed for the afternoon - probably the best place for them both as they looked shattered.

    4. Phone call from DSis - we're planning a family party at DBro's house in a couple of weeks, so all looking forward to meeting up - 'last bbq of the season' for them. DSis is still recovering from 2 ruptured aneurysms last Christmas - we really thought we were going to lose her at one point. Scary time She still has another 3 that are being very closely monitored - but all's well at the moment .

    5. Lovely evening meal - out of freezer stocks - so nothing spent today . OH has done ALL the dishes. Golden rule in this flat - 'Whoever cooks the meal, DOES NOT DO DISHES!' .

    Church in the morning and I need to visit an old friend/work colleague on the way back home afterwards - I heard that she's very poorly and I KNOW that she doesn't have any family at all .

    Hoping that Mrs Sleep Fairy is very kind to all of us tonight !
    • marmiterulesok
    • By marmiterulesok 15th Sep 18, 8:53 PM
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    For today:
    - I went swimming.
    - took two loads of stuff to the cs.
    -had a good sleep.
    -a lovely day out.
    -visited a friend.
    NSD October 19/22
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    'Keep plodding,one day at a time'
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 15th Sep 18, 10:08 PM
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    Saturday pleasures

    Up in time to pay milkman for 4 weeks I hate owing money

    It didnít rain & there was some sunshine

    Managed to declutter, rearrange & tidy 90% of my large wall unit - several items in cs bag

    Received my Premium Bond cheque - £25

    DB phoned for a quick chat

    DH made dinner - cheesey pasta - it was absolutely delish

    Reading your posts

    MrsSD
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 16th Sep 18, 12:04 AM
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    BoP Tour Live
    At gate B31 at JFK. Home bound. More later in the morning!
    Cardiac Arrest - Electrical - Patient unconscious! Heart Attack - Plumbing - Patient conscious!
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 16th Sep 18, 12:46 AM
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    Pleasures for today (Friday).

    1) A lie in.

    2) Hens well and 3 eggs today.

    3) Porridge for breakfast and some for the hens.

    4) Bigger son went to work.

    5) Money finally went into Paypal for my violin so we went out and bought a new laptop! My old one is nearly 10 years old and SO SLOW. PCWorld as spectacularly unhelpful as ever. Wanted to trade in the old one but they said no, as it doesn't hold much charge. Does that matter when they will scrap it anyway? So I reminded them that I have an extended warranty so now they are going to send it away, purely to have a new battery fitted. I will sell it on Ebay when it comes back.

    6) Watched Casualty.

    7) Phoned my school friend and it looks like we might be going to see Adam Hills later in the month.
    Verschlimmbesserung
    • villagelife
    • By villagelife 16th Sep 18, 8:00 AM
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    A good day.

    1. Met a friend for coffee. She had good news the grievance against her has been thrown out. She thought it would be but good it was.

    2. DS2 drove me to the station. Good train journey and not affected by the strike.

    3. Went to rugby. We lost but did manage 2 bonus points from his they played in last 7 minutes.

    4. DS1 was at rugby with us and he decided to stay and watch the ladies match.

    5. Went to my sister's and her husband for a meal and to discuss house plans. Enjoyable evening.
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 16th Sep 18, 8:20 AM
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    Have just been catching up with all your posts. Am struggling to post pleasures as things / time seems to stand still and it feels like groundhog day most days, but I'm sure there have been pleasures just difficult to see them atm


    1. puppy now 14 mths old and much calmer. Still have to be careful with overexcitement otherwise she bites me. Recently vet has xrayed and diagnosed mild hip dysplasia so currently waiting for insurance pay out before referral to orthopaedic specialist


    2. cleaned my bedroom and got rid of layers of dust.


    3. took some books to the book bank - someone else can enjoy reading them and no longer gathering dust in my bedroom


    4. DS has a new gf who seems very nice much more mature than the last one and they are in same job so getting along nicely. She has room in shared house and DS spends much time there ... maybe he might move out soon fingers crossed


    5. have put my quilt back on the bed as its turned very chilly in the mornings and evenings... no heating on yet !
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 16th Sep 18, 8:23 AM
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    We have the same rule Ollibeak!

    Saturday pleasures,

    Leccy went off just after 9am, no warning. Pleasure was that I had just finished my bagel and coffee, not so pleasurable that was in the shower and it reduced to mere trickle.

    Capt S off to big smoke for footie game so house to myself, pottered in the garden a bit, read a lot and enjoyed having no access to electrical devices, donít always like the way they can rule our lives.

    Walked small dog around the fields, quite a warm day and I got hot in my jeans and jumper.

    Rest day for princess pony so just gave her a good groom, she is shedding summer coat rapidly so much grey hair floating on the breeze.

    Scampi and chips for tea.
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