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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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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 30th Sep 17, 7:20 PM
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    Purple kitten
    1 Iím not very happy that DH has volunteered us for 14 hours work tomorrow, but hey ho its for a good cause I know but we have been rather dumped in. So in pleasure form it equates to in MSE style I was able to get a half healthy picnic and bits to see us through the day tomorrow.

    2 We bailed our sewing machine out, fixed like new and with rave reviews from the servicer of thatís how they used to be built, they loved it.

    3 Brief lidl shop for the vitals, milk and fruit.

    4 More achieved in the office, a big pile of paper to burn as the shredders not man enough, but getting very sorted, Iím pleased with the progress.

    5 Just ordered a Chinese takeaway, off to collect it.
    • ampersand
    • By ampersand 30th Sep 17, 8:36 PM
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    Too dark to see any more darning in of ends on Afghan crochet squares. Determined to do so as I go.
    1. Could just see enough to peg laundry just now, when back. Fingers x'd for dry night. One tissue appears mulched in pocket of blue linen trousers, despite & [evidently not vg] check. It'll brush off - a total zilch amid innumerable worse in current world.

    2. 2 jumble sales, both via[what turned out to be wrong choice] snarled up routes, meaning v.late arrivals. Never mind. Some bits found, including more good books at 10p apiece, which won't go for less than 50p/£1+ at a benefice sale quite soon.

    3. Found self hearing this wonderful prog. this arvo:
    - about the fisher families out of Hull.

    4. Mmm - warm endive salad awaits[French 'endive'=chicory here, one of &'s fave salades+olive oil+balsamic.] Will be accompanied by quick pink emporium rtc lamb chop+new Ratte taties, just ding-ed. & is hungry-flakey, so must assuage:-)

    5. Managed to leave current Louise Penny Library book behind, which I'd come back in for... Ah well, means & still has it to finish ce soir.
    Lainey - & declares you'll love Three Pines and Armand Gamache. Chronological Hit List:
    Long also to foist the brilliant:
    [Have a deliberate spare in car...wonder why?]

    Agreed re: traveller incursions, Lainey. Real tension in town of horse yesterday. Noted tv cameras+multi-vehicle police presence across from encampment by Mr T.
    Like your farmer, saw much land & knows well, land-owners ditto, had any possible entry points blocked off, earthmovers parked side-on, combi's and big tree sliices fronting gates, all related biz+shops closed.
    This seems to be the latest:
    Not good for Burwell. & has friends there.
    Frith+Son of 17 - impossible as you may feel that no. is - hope this last childhood birthday for your elder boy has gone - and is going - REALLY well, without any more ex-OH scuppering.
    Have intermittently tried to wish you well for the day since pre-dawn, but no tinternet, nor from mob, which is now persisently ambushed by BT demanding £6.50 per day[not used by &], even after repeat fixes.
    Right, off to eat before I faint.
    Bonne nuit.
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 30th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    Pleasures for yesterday (Friday) and today:


    1) Bigger son was 17!

    2) Smaller son had a plain clothes day at school; he always likes these. Worked well in lessons.

    3) Mum and dad popped in for cake and to say happy birthday.

    4) Bigger son and I went to the motorbike shop to ask questions about the CBT (compulsory training day, not cognitive behavioural therapy). Found out through comparison sites that his insurance will be over £700 p.a. He then phoned his father (why?!) who lied and said it won't be over £200... Another chat with the motorbike shop man confirmed it will be in the region of £800.

    5) Had lunch in Sainsburys then he spent the rest of the day up a track somewhere with some youths on mopeds!

    6) Took smaller son to football.

    7) Enjoyed Gogglebox.


    1) Not a bad sleep.

    2) Took bigger son to motorcycle training day (he passed). He enjoyed it apart from he couldn't hear the man through the headphone thingy. Also he was taken for a drive in carpet town and had no idea what to do at a roundabout and thought he'd be killed!

    3) Hens well and I cleaned out their sleeping quarters.

    4) Made a birthday cake.

    5) Went to my sister's for tea (taking cake) for tea and board games.

    6) Just back, in bed and about to watch Casualty.
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 30th Sep 17, 10:52 PM
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    1) super duper day - sun and warmth
    2) washing out on line
    3) games afternoon with friends - we played citadel and the london game. both good. dd2 and i are both huge board game fans - any recommendations will be viewed with great interest
    4) lovely meal - we all did different courses. i was on nibbles. we all brought far too much food so 2 of us have goody bags for respective church harvest lunches
    5) finding out there's a new series of the upstart crow.
    • house elf
    • By house elf 30th Sep 17, 11:28 PM
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    house elf

    Need to be up at 4am to collect DD from the airport DH is snoring.....

    1. Up early, so made a start on the washing and drying.

    2. Trip to town with DH...... Got Xmas present for me and a very glamorous Biba cabin suitcase in the sale, and with an extra discount. DH got a sensible mac and some slippers.

    3. Free Cafe Nero with full loyalty cards.

    4. 2 shops in Mr W trying to use up vouchers.

    5. Watched Bladerunner in preparation for sequel next week.

    We were not able to go to the allotment we use for our horticulture group on Thursdays, this week, because it has been taken over by a traveller encampment. It's near the hospital, so I guess someone is ill or having a baby.

    & - I also listened to the Hull programme.

    Night Night.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 1st Oct 17, 8:15 AM
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    Oh my & a 13 novel series, I'd better get cracking! Are you aware of Salt Publishing, sorry silly tablet can't do links, some interesting looking reads and an order placed.
    We are very much enjoying Upstart Crow DD unlike Back which can't stand despite loving Peep Show.
    Glad the birthday celebrations went well Frith

    Saturday pleasures,

    Boiled egg with marmite soldiers, am nothing if not creature of habit

    Listened to the news quiz whilst baking various cakes and crumbles.

    Lady Lulu had a meltdown in the school whilst being lunged and Lainey was water skiing behind as she charged around, no idea what kicked her off and she quickly calmed down.

    A HUGE spider run across the chimney breast last night, so big that Capt S had to use a cafetiŤre instead of usual glass to catch it, pleasure was we saw it and it didn't run across floor or my feet!

    A glass of Bailey's which finished up the bottle from last Yule.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 1st Oct 17, 9:58 AM
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    1) it's not raining at the moment and the wind isn't as bad as predicted.....yet?

    2) We are painting the lounge prior to getting the house valued and the just 'off white' colour I chose is looking very nice indeed. I think it's a colour I'll use in whatever we buy, very calm and peaceful.

    3) Having a huge sort out in the store room (dumping ground for anything that is 'too useful' to dispose of) and being totally disciplined and getting rid of an awful lot of things.

    4) Clearing the bookshelf in DD1s room into boxes, she left home 21 years ago and hasn't looked at the contents in all that time. They have to GO!

    5) Nice meal at the pub last night, I've picked up another bug from the Grandpickles (a throat and cough one this time) and was too blitzed to cook, not sleeping at all well as I'm coughing if I'm not upright, yuk!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 1st Oct 17, 10:01 AM
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    Our clocks went forward today so slightly out of sorts time wise all day ( it also doesn't help that the huge kitchen clock that we all use to refer to time is in a container on the seven seas somewhere!

    It's stayed mostly dry. Mild is how you would describe today's temperature.

    Cleaning continues.

    Chat with friend from home after she'd bumped into another friend of mine who said oh, your M's friend did you know she's coming back in December! And my friend thought aha! you obviously are not fully in the loop! It's not been announced publicly yet , those that need to know, know!

    Much purple in the front garden.

    Nice dog walks.

    Shiniest skirting boards in the whole of Australia!

    Manhandled a roll top desk downstairs , with 2 twists in the staircase. Not easy but done and sold and gone.

    Someone else who was so desperate to pick up lamps hasn't bothered and Canadian friend who was going to pick up wardrobe, husband was just too exhausted and can we do tomorrow ...I really am coming back as a minimalist! I just want the stuff out the house , if you say you're coming to collect come!

    Right, will be bedtime soon. Working with my replacement tomorrow morning.

    Have a lovely Sunday
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 1st Oct 17, 10:11 AM
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    Blah, it's a horrible grey and rainy day here. I am briefly going out to the shop, but it will be an indoor day for me.

    1. I am going to have a hot sea salt bath with lavender and geranium essential oils in a minute.

    2. I'm going to make a nice dinner today. I want to get into the habit of making a roast dinner on Sundays.

    3. We are staying in and watching a new boxset of a programme later.

    4. It's horrible out there today, but I will get all nice and cosy indoors as it looks like the weather might be turning. I'm going to light some candles and get my snuggly blanket.

    5. I tried out my new oil diffuser again, I tried it yesterday and thought it made the room smell nice and fresh. I tried orange oil yesterday and I will try lemon today.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 1st Oct 17, 2:31 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    And now for your ditties in the BoPshpere!
    5 It is natural that todays meal from the Al la Carte range in the kitchen of BoP is pork chop, with snorker, leek, rosemary enfused roast tatties, carrot swede mix! With pan gravy and proper stuffing. Tum will be rubbed! Then strawberries!
    4 Was down in shire of Devon with big sis yesterday. Out into the local and a wobbleade. She is fine, incredible that being big sis, she has no grey hair!
    3 Then we herded out to emporium of wobbleade and had a meal out. It is not often that BoP eats out so there. Wobblerade was consumed!
    The GIMPS turned up at the Theatre of Fish yesterday. Seems points all round! Now as I was outs with sis of big yesterday, I did a quickie accumulator and was up by £3. BoPsie is mega as she never does seem to win!
    Follow that with some of you happen inns!
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 2nd Oct 17, 12:14 AM
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    Quick pleasures for today (Sunday).

    1) Not a bad sleep.

    2) Hens well and 1 egg. The little bonfire I lit on the compost heap yesterday was still burning!

    3) Lunch at mum and dad's then we all had an air rifle shooting competition.

    4) Got the house reasonably tidy - changed bunk beds and cleaned the bathroom.

    5) My school friend came round for tea.

    6) The motorbike saga continues; bigger son went out with his father again and a deposit has been paid...
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • house elf
    • By house elf 2nd Oct 17, 5:44 AM
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    house elf

    Frith - re DD bike saga......turns out that DD's young man she has been seeing while in Greece has a scooter. She has been scooting around as pillion passenger! Good job I did not know, I would have been soooooo worried!

    1. DD home.

    2. DD very excited about BF. Making plans to get jobs together.

    3. Made food for welcome home dinner for DD. (Lots of leftovers for lunches).

    4. Have found 2 jobs to apply for, but limited time to do the application forms!

    5. Early night, after getting up at 4am to meet DD at the airport!

    Hope everyone has a lovely day.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 2nd Oct 17, 8:59 AM
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    Sunday pleasures,

    It was our Rosie dogs 13th birthday so she had bacon for breakfast and a pressie of peanut butter chews, she was kind enough to share with her doggy sister

    We popped over to see Lulu and joked with yard pal that it was obviously bring husband to stable day as number of gentlemen were lurking, Capt S only one to be seen poo-picking!

    Fell asleep on sofa in the afternoon.

    More books ordered, 5 out of 6 secondhand, addiction, maybe.

    Glass of wine and slice of chocolate cake whilst watching Victoria.
    • mhagster
    • By mhagster 2nd Oct 17, 9:48 AM
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    Almost bedtime, yet still daylight, so that can't be right! Was a shock to the system when the arm went off at 5am ( really 4am!) . I'm so used to be being up before the alarm goes off.

    Work was fine, paid , though just for 4 days as off on Friday for public holiday. It will feel strange going back to Uk and getting paid monthly. Most people are either weekly of fortnightly here.

    Took train to bank town, banked money from selling motor bike, train back home, all in half an hour.

    Garage is almost , almost sorted. Swept out and emptied OHs workshop / office which felt a bit sad. Then son and I went to tip with last of cardboard and e-waste.

    Then I may have put my feet up, snuggled with a dog and watched some stuff on iPad.

    Chips for tea.

    Friend came and picked up wardrobe. Neighbour took a fan and a heater.

    Some lovely dog walks with a very naughty dog, who ran into his best friend Dusty's house and ate his breakfast! Slightly mortified!
    • DundeeDoll
    • By DundeeDoll 2nd Oct 17, 10:37 AM
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    PM2BOP and what do points mean?
    1) we ploughed the fields and scattered at church. our organist hates the hymn but i have finally worn him down ;-)
    2) then a lovely bring and share. it had to be in the cathedral as our normal hall is being refurbished, and all worked very well
    3) then town with mum. i bought 3 much needed work shirts from the store where my DD2 works so got a discount :-)
    4) home to catch up on upstart crow while doing further sorting. A lot of hangers have been decluttered, scarves and light tops (as in weight not colour) have been marie kondo'd, shoe rack now in action (have been meaning to do that for weeks!)
    5) mr piano cooked very nice beef teryaki
    Last edited by DundeeDoll; 02-10-2017 at 11:01 AM.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 2nd Oct 17, 12:09 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Letís clear the air.
    PM2BOP and what do points mean?
    Originally posted by DundeeDoll
    At the sharp end inn the mill its is I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine!

    5 Well tea was so good yesterday and as BoP did so much, we has over lefts for Gorilla Roulette later this weak! Tum was rubbed as well. BoPsie is a tad worried about the gorilla roulette but what can I do!

    4 Watched the Arsenal and rugby yesterday. No money was given to the maker of books as the price was no way right for BoP! Still BoP nite out fund sits at £22 from a £5 investment a weak ago! Please be aware that investments like this are only for those who have fur!

    3 News at mill has bin translated from the original English into French and then back into Anglaze! We are now to wallow in our successes! Good job from the side office, ex of humane remains, we can see the mill pond we are to herd ourselves into! The 21st century, a world of auto generated news and translations. No further action should be taken! As for the revolving door, today it is very squeaky! I think we need some 3 in 1 for the hinges otherwise it will be off! See notes passim. Just good news is chief stoker and director stoker do not have their own offices and us stokers have!

    2 Nite again BoP will be boasting his ready piste body into the gym and throwing his weight around. Viewing highly recommended!

    god so hated the world he created man to kill his own flock.
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 2nd Oct 17, 1:58 PM
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    Afternoon all.

    On the train back from ICT where it is wet and blustery. And has beeen all weekend

    Pleasures since thursday.

    1. Submission uploaded 4 DAYS EARLY!! never in my life have i submitted anything so early.
    2. Which meant i got to come to ICT on Friday.
    3. Railway AGM, crikey it was boring. the pleasure was i went to vote for a friend to get onto council - which he did.
    4. Pub after, and then meal with friends and back to pub. I stopped drinking quite early so woke up clear headed yesterday.
    5. Made bakewell tart for the meal on saturday, first time i've ever made it. it went down welll.
    6. Did nothing yesterday. Don't think I have put so much effort into doing nohting. WEnt for a walk, read my book (which i started on Friday and finished yesterday), did some crocheting on a throw that I am making to finish up odds and s-ds of wool. Watched TV
    7. OH came back from his hols yesterday - I will see him tonight
    8. Nice food had all weekend.
    9. nice bath this morning. Watched Safe House
    10. Cleaned the house, went for another walk.

    Edit: remembered another - found £20 in the back pocket of my ICT jeans. i donated it to the new carriage fund.
    Have a nice afternoon all.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 2nd Oct 17, 3:29 PM
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    1) picking up a bag of conkers to take to the Zebra child when we go later this week to baby sit yet again, because he asked me to!

    2) Nice wild and windy walkies with Cookie this afternoon, certainly blew away some cobwebs.

    3) The lounge is nearly painted and the off white is very smart, just the chimney breast to go and then we'll call in an estate agent or two and get ourselves valued.

    4) Decision on the store room made, going to shed ALL surplus to needs and that includes baby equipment that they've maybe used once and also buy storage baskets to take things like candles and boxes of matches to make it look lots tidier and keep things together.

    5) Weather forecast is for cooler nights as of tonight, perhaps sleep will be an option too? I certainly hope so!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 2nd Oct 17, 7:12 PM
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    Purple kitten
    Yesterday was ok but nothing was needed volunteer wise, so rather than sit about I foraged while dh socialised. I got a few pounds of rosehips and when we got back we fell asleep for 2 hours in the evening ops.

    For today
    1 Itís my busy week which is fine just a bit tiring, another timesheet was signed off today.
    2 Dinner leftovers from yesterday quiche with mash and salad.
    3 Sent a scathing email to DFís council who have been getting his bill wrong for months, refusing not to take off the 7 weeks he was in hospital and now showing it as a debt. Sort of a pleasure to be able to assist, but I donít appear to be getting anywhere, my next step will be to try and get another discharge note from the hospital but I canít see that being forthcoming.
    4 About to burn 2 bags worth of office paperwork, in a homemade incinerator of a rounded fireguard, I think it will be rather therapeutic.
    5 Itís just nice to be home as the nights noticeably draw in the want to be ďhyggeĒ is creeping in.
    • Kittikins
    • By Kittikins 2nd Oct 17, 7:57 PM
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    1. School reunion yesterday was quite fun, good to wander around with some chums reminiscing about old times

    2. KW *swoon* and his general amazingness

    3. DD and her all-round wonderfulness

    4. Not crying in front of a certain person who has made me feel pretty pants. Shame I have to work with said person for the foreseeable future but I will pretend that I've been given "constructive criticism" and do my best.

    5. I sent an email to MrM's supermarket about earning points and not seeming to get a voucher and rather than get bolshy, they're happily going to credit my account with the points that seem to have disappeared. Great customer service
    Sealed tin and beach 2p saving - trying to put everything under £1 in my purse in tins each day
    Moved house with my beloved DD and KW - 29.6.18
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