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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    Knit Witch
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
    Must use my stash up!
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    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 6th Aug 18, 10:17 PM
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    Well I'm very sorry but I et the camel. It was a dreadful terrible tragedy. It wandered into my freezer and got lost in there, froze to death. So sad.
    Originally posted by mardatha
    Polly is trying to catch up after the dreaded virus . Just skimmed through loads of pages .

    Do you want me to quote all the confessions of guilt Mardatha or will one be enough ?

    Look away Softstuff I don't want to remind you of the time nursie took up residence . Does anyone know if Nursie is still living in GQs cupboard with Henri du Vac ?
    I think we should send her up the hill in Scotland to sort the wee wummin out once and for all .
    To my knowledge Nursie has never killed a living thing but she can confine Mar to her wee hoose until she mends her ways .
    Just think Mar she could run amok among the yarn stash and you would be too busy undoing all the knots to go hunting ever again .

    I shall be back properly tomorrow just wanted a certain person to know I'm on the case........again .

    Sleep well all , cooler here tonight .
    polly x
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 6th Aug 18, 10:26 PM
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    Mardatha, you seem no weirder than usual Glad the pills are helping. Given what MrsLW says I won't send you pictures of Eddy er... pigs.

    I'm tall, but I've never been statuesque. I've gone straight from built like miranda, to pretty lanky. I'm not sure how you get to be statuesque My husband and I are avid passer-downers, we're called upon regularly to pull things down in shops or put things back up. He does better than me, despite my height I have short arms

    FPK, I adore your imaginings and shall be sharing them from now on). Despite having met Nursemaggie, I also always imagine her in nurses uniform!
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • Onebrokelady
    • By Onebrokelady 6th Aug 18, 11:31 PM
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    On behalf of short people everywhere I would like to extend my thanks to all the tall unsung supermarket hero's who regularly go out of their way to help the more vertically challenged among us,I am 5ft tall and am always having to ask people for help to reach things,I'm even struggling at work now,trying to measure the height of teenage boys who all seem to be nearly 6ft tall nowadays is becoming impossible ,I have to ask them to measure themselves
    My friends grandson is 7 years old and comes up to my shoulder now
    Just keep swimming
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = 17,630 Paid To Date = 1,677 Total Now Owed = 15,953
    Emergency Fund = 1,500 Xmas savings = 300
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 7th Aug 18, 8:12 AM
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    Onebrokelady. I'll be looking down on you from my lofty 5ft2ins, thank you, it's not often I get the chance to feel superior. I'll even reach things down for you as long as the shelf is no more than 2inches above your frantically waving fingers.

    Today I try to decide what I am going to pack. Won't worry about ironing anything. DSiL has an iron, and an ironing board which is untold luxury. I have already dragged out my one suitcase. It was once a set of three several decades ago. A Corfu taxi driver managed to rip the handle off the largest one. DIL "borrowed" the smallest one and something dire happened to that. So I'm left with Mummy Bear which I am nursing with the greatest of care. It does have a piece of hairy string serving as a zip pull but otherwise looks OK.

    I hope you are all coping with life. Mar, I trust you have managed a bit of restful sleep. Polly, good to see you posting again, we miss you when you're not here. And all the rest of you, my dear friends, just keep putting those jolly old feet firmly on the ground.
    I may drop in again today but I doubt there will be much time tomorrow.
    I am taking tablet away with me as I fear what it will get up to in my absence, so if my nerdy brother can connect me up I may be able to post from there.


    It's not the tragedies that kill us - it's the messes.
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    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 7th Aug 18, 8:36 AM
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    Ralph Lauren advert - I wish. But keep imagining me like that please FPK - your imagination is wonderfully fertile I'll try to live up to it in my imagination too

    I always imagine Hester in all her gear like one of the Beryl Cook ladies (sorry HH)

    Onebrokelady - always happy to help!

    NM - had to spend a few days in hospital about 10 years ago - the lady in the next bed was elderly and a bit confused and kept trying to escape. The only nurse who had any control over her was the naval nurse in her traditional style uniform. The staff couldn't understand why until I said that she was the only one who actually looked like a nurse to the lady. I know the tunics and trousers are practical but TBH I never know if it's one of the cleaners or a nurse and the doctors all look as if they've walked in off the street. I did think that the NHS could save loads of dosh if there was a standard uniform across the country for all hospitals then we'd all know who was who.

    DH still got the trots (sorry if it's tmi so early) he's had all the tablets so not sure how to proceed now. He's been on bread and water as per NHS advice. I've got a check up at the doctors tomorrow morning so will have a chat with her if he's not improving. Don't know what's caused it as we've both had the same to eat
    Last edited by silvasava; 07-08-2018 at 8:38 AM.
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Cheapskate
    • By Cheapskate 7th Aug 18, 9:13 AM
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    FPK They have caught up with my era on call the midwife. I started as a Student Nurse in 1964. I was very slim and dainty then which made every male patient fall in love with me. I only weighed 6 stone.

    We wore long dresses very wide skirts and high collars. The hem had to be 6 inches below our knees which in my case was just above my ankles. We had starched white aprons that almost met at the back with square bibs you had to pin to your dress. The dresses were a tiny blue check, we wore starched collars that cut your neck, we used to bang them with something' can't remember what, to soften them a bit. We had black stocking, tights had not been invented yet, and black lace up shoes. We had green cloaks with red linings which were turned to the red outside for the carols on Christmas Eve. Topped of with a large butterfly hat which took ages to fold from a large white starched rectangle about the size of a hand towel, not the little guest towels. It took weeks to get the laundry to starch them enough to be able to fold them properly. We wore them for weeks until we had another piece of cotton that stood up on its own.

    We were all dying to get the frilly little hat when we became staff nurses. They replaced all starched white hats with paper ones about three weeks after finals.

    So actually we were more old fashioned than on call the midwife. Now they don't look like nurses with their trousers and short tunics but they are more practical.
    Originally posted by nursemaggie
    Just like one of my Ladybird books!!

    I also have images in my head of you lot - very favourable, I might add! GQ is an Amazon, resplendent in Zena Warrior Princess garb, wielding a mattock; monna is a pretty, Margaret Rutherford type, but with the most exquisite designer underthings - in red or emerald green; mar has spiky black hair, leather and tartan biker gear, but very gurly underpinnings; Lyn, I picture you as an elegant, grey-haired Alys Fowler, gaily tripping down to the lottie; Lame wolf, I can see your chair all "blinged up", as you sit there dressed like an Edwardian lady; fuddle, although I know what you look like, I always pictured you as tall, raven-haired, dressed somewhere between hippy and steampunk...

    Well, DS#1 got married last Saturday, is in Rome for his honeymoon, and I earned my first wages in 5 years this weekend, so all's well at the moment!

    A xo
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    Decluttering 174/2019 items this year
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 7th Aug 18, 9:25 AM
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    Thought I had better bring you up to date on OH. He is still in hospital and likely to be for some time. There is a bacterial bug in the ward. Patients who can be discharged home have gone but because I have said that OH cannot come home until they have sorted out the passing out he has to stay where he is. I know this may seem hard, but its at my GP's insistence. If he passes out here I cannot pick him up, its an ambulance job. they will cart him off to A & E and the merry go round starts again. Three patients in his bit of the ward have it, up to now he is clear.

    He did get and EEG yesterday and they are hoping to do his MRI scan tomorrow afternoon late, so the room can be cleaned afterwards.

    I went in yesterday, not going today SS will go in this evening.

    My back continues to trouble me. but whilst I am driving and having to walk so much it will. Today I will get a full day of medication, but not tomorrow.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 7th Aug 18, 9:36 AM
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    Update re Kittie - her ban was due to be lifted 6 August and I've just checked her profile. It still shows PPR at the moment.

    Am guessing that bans get lifted manually and arent automatic pre-set (to be lifted at x hours, y date).

    So - she should be back online later today I'm guessing.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 7th Aug 18, 9:43 AM
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    Csarina Sorry your OH is still stuck in hospital ((HUGS))

    pollyanna So glad you're feeling better!

    Only a flying visit from me today because we're looking after the grandchildren in a little while, so trying to get some things done before we leave. Meanwhile, DS's pedestal fan has worn out and he's desperately trying to find somewhere that has some in stock near to where he's working today.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 7th Aug 18, 1:39 PM
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    I've just had to dash out and get the washing off the line because IT'S RAINING!!! totally wonderful, I'm damp and a bit cooler all round, lovely!!!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Cocketts
    • By Cocketts 7th Aug 18, 2:03 PM
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    Oh, Mrs. L, how I would LURVE some rain. Here in East Anglia we are still baking hot. The grape vine is suffering, the tomatoes have failed - even the 'hot country' herbs are wilting.
    We had two days of steady rain a while ago, but it was hardly enough to soak down more than 1/2"
    Everything will be alright in the end - and if it's not alright, it's not the end ........
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 7th Aug 18, 2:34 PM
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    "I shall be back properly tomorrow just wanted a certain person to know I'm on the case........again "
    Oooooooh do yer worst Miss Marpolly! NO BODIES=NO EVIDENCE
    Cheapskate I have had spiky black hair in the past, but now it's Judi Dench ash blonde.
    Was at osteopath this morning, she has made a huge difference in a week but my goodness I do hurt when I get out of there
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 7th Aug 18, 2:56 PM
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    Drained 'ere. I need to whisper this bit. I' m an autumnal cosy person who likes slippers and cardi's This summer has me beat! You heard? *ducks!

    I'm having stomach issues which isn't helping. I'm on very basic food which isn't helping. I have a teenager and a preteen which isn't helping. I'm out of my routine which isn't helping.

    Basically I'm trying to stop myself entering further into low mood-dom and struggling but...

    I'm yarn bombing my bedroom ala Attic24 crochet style. First up is a multicoloured, country hued, granny stripe bed blanket. I'm sat too much on my behind though.

    Excuse me?! Can you stop that Get Up and Go? It's Got Up and Gone away up the hill there!
    Be like a tree.
    Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf.
    Bend before you break. Enjoy your natural beauty. Keep growing.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 7th Aug 18, 2:59 PM
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    Hard Up Hester
    I have a print of a dominatrix by Beryl Cook on my bedroom wall.

    We did the Caen Hill Flight this morning, we set of at 8:10 and took 2 hours and 10 minutes, we stopped or shopping and then did the final 6 locks, at lock 49 I stuffed my face with Sun warmed blackberries.

    Once through lock 50 we moored up on a 72 hour mooring, we will probably move off again tomorrow.

    It is very hot now but it was cool and breezy until 2 which is when we moored. It's a pleasure working the lock when it's cooler.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 7th Aug 18, 4:04 PM
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    It's passing FUDS and only for a limited time, you'll get through it love and maybe even miss them when they go back to school in September. They don't tell you about school holibobs when you're pregnant do they? swizz!

    I hope Kittie comes back to us as soon as she's able, there's been a gap and we've kept her biscuit tin topped up, kettles on the hob and tea's in the pot waiting and so are we xxx.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 7th Aug 18, 4:23 PM
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    I've just had to dash out and get the washing off the line because IT'S RAINING!!! totally wonderful, I'm damp and a bit cooler all round, lovely!!!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    It rained here, blinked and it was gone
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 7th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
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    HH am so glad to read you got through that flight...but then you have to come back again...
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 7th Aug 18, 5:03 PM
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    Is raining again whoopee!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 7th Aug 18, 5:53 PM
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    Is raining again whoopee!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    And here The cats have come home too they have been 'camping' out in the hot weather

    Hope it dries up for the last Friday of Cowes Week as it's traditionally firework night and the red arrows do a flighpast
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • Helebore
    • By Helebore 7th Aug 18, 6:08 PM
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    No rain here, a few drops earlier but nothing although sky has gone all white but has been that way for a while. According to my Alexa if there is rain it will be at 22.00 hrs. Hmm. Don't believe everything she utters! Hahaha!
    Last edited by Helebore; 07-08-2018 at 6:51 PM.
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