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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    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!
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 12th Aug 18, 7:02 PM
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    My top half was ok due to my cagoule, bottom half dried quickly... but was soaked before we could even get waterproof trousers on.
    Originally posted by VJsmum
    Been there...hi-tech kit is fine but my undies don't dry as quick as my trousers...
    • wondercollie
    • By wondercollie 12th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
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    The only shrimps I eat are the wee pink foam ones at 40p from Sainsbugs. I'm allergic to seafood lol, it makes me puke!
    Originally posted by mardatha
    Adds this to list of things to look for and try in October!

    Thanks for the good wishes. My podiatrist killed the nail roots with chemical. My nail was so badly damaged that it will just regrow the same way and cause the same problem down the road. I took Ballet until I was 15 and the pointe shoes damaged my feet, combine that with having my toes broken a couple of times at work (run over by an OR stretcher and then a demented patient who liked to run over nurses feet with his wheelchair) and my feet resemble those of an 80 yo according to the bone density scan.
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 12th Aug 18, 7:53 PM
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    MMF007
    Been there...hi-tech kit is fine but my undies don't dry as quick as my trousers...
    Originally posted by Floss


    I am just contemplating which waterproof coat to take to the Alps. I don't really want to take my heavy-weight one but it is the sensible option. I hate overtrousers and gave them up years ago, on the basis that you get wet inside from sweat if you wear them (or is that just me?!).

    This afto we did a bit of research about my grandad who was an engineer involved with building the engines for Wellington aircraft. He flew them on test flights in WWII so the initial glitches could be put right before they were delivered to the RAF. He was too old to fight but I think it was pretty brave to make the first flight in a brand new aircraft that had been built in a hurry! We are going to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Autumn so I wanted more info before we see the airshow that is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RAF and hopefully see a Wellington in the museum.
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 12th Aug 18, 7:59 PM
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    Seeing the mention of the C word, we've just eaten turkey curry with the last of the turkey from last Christmas! It needed shifting out of the freezer. One more small portion left for me to eat in the week.
    • Squiggly Diddly
    • By Squiggly Diddly 12th Aug 18, 8:28 PM
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    Mmm, shrimps & bananas.... yum yum.

    I tried supermarket delivery in the past but got fed up with substitutes and also I am one of those strange people who like to wander and see what catches my eye (not that that is always a good thing, especially as I am trying to be more organised and less spendy at the moment).
    Mrs LW, I have started picking up things for the C word here & there when I spot them, it will be here before we know it

    Hope those who got soaking wet are now dried out. I am hoping tomorrow is dry rather than the predicted rain as I start the new job & don,t want to arrive looking like a drowned rat! Ouch to the sore toes as well.

    It has been a productive day, had a good sort out in my lounge and got rid of loads of paper/old post, plus made a beef casserole in my slow cooker and a sausage casserole in my lovely pink cast iron pot. 4 tubs of each in the freezer now. Eggs boiled - some for egg & salad cream sandwiches in my lunch and others in the fridge for the arriving home munchies! Trying to get back into slimming world too... Took my camper to the garage earlier and walked back home, took 35minutes at an amble. Hopefully it will pass it the MOT tomorrow. Oh and my dress pattern I ordered arrived, so looking forward to setting up my sewing machine next weekend.

    Have a good evening all.

    PS Ivyleaf - yes you are absolutely right, it leaves you on a definite high by the end!
    Last edited by Squiggly Diddly; 12-08-2018 at 8:31 PM. Reason: Punctuation!
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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th Aug 18, 8:31 PM
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    Oh wondercollie, your poor feet

    MMF If you're going to the Alps in the near future (sorry, I can't remember when it is), if you have a waterproof jacket that can be worn with a fleece underneath that would probably be better at this time of year. The nights will be chilly but the days may still be warm. Have a lovely time, anyway Take warm socks - I found I needed to wear mine in bed, that was in April.
    • Softstuff
    • By Softstuff 12th Aug 18, 10:22 PM
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    Ouchies Wondercollie, hope that heals well for you soon. And now I have an image of you as a ballerina.

    Floss, over here Kathmandu have fast drying undies too.... just sayin

    MrsLW, I reserve mention of the C word each year until I get back from England. I've no idea this year where we'll be on the big day... probably another family lunch, which will mean ham for us in Australia. Beef sounds absolutely wonderful!

    I had one supermarket delivery here once, must have been a good special or maybe we were ill, I don't remember. But where I'd ordered 100g of something, they sent 300-400g, but had only charged for the 100.... worked out good value. But the best before dates were terrible.
    Softstuff- Officially better than 007
    • Onebrokelady
    • By Onebrokelady 12th Aug 18, 10:33 PM
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    I really need to pop in more often,I just can't keep up with this thread
    I used to have my shopping delivered when my girls were both at home but now me and DD shop separately it's no worth it,my funniest experience was accidentally ordering 72 loo rolls one evening,I was dithering about ordering a big packet as I didn't have anywhere to keep them but decided in the end to go for it as they were cheap,I must have pressed the button too many times or didn't delete something properly because iI ended up with all this loo roll,the delivery man must have thought we had a bad case of the trots
    Just keep swimming
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    • Helebore
    • By Helebore 12th Aug 18, 11:22 PM
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    I think it may have been my first ever supermarket order, quite a few years ago, was still on dial up internet so was always fearful I would lose everything. I only wanted 4 bananas. I duly placed my order. I managed to see what I had bought. Phew! My 4 bananas had changed to 4 kg of bananas! Luckily as I had seen it I was able to phone them up and cancel them, stating to whoever that I was speaking to to guess what I wanted to change in my order! It caused much merriment at work once I had (stupidly!) told a few people! Well it was quite a novelty then, online food ordering!
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 13th Aug 18, 6:57 AM
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    Morning.

    Soggy pants. I can't think of anything worse when travelling. No amount of hot drinks would pacify me. If you kept your chipper up VJs you're a better woman than I!

    I'm about to have my porridge and then add some vinegar to the remaining oat milk and try my hand at lammas bread that way. DH has gone to work with part HM oat milk and part coo's milk in his porridge. He doesn't know it but he's being weaned.

    I'm child free this morning and loving it. I'm up and ready to just do stuff. This wet, colder, dull weather is appealing to my cosiness side. I think my what-used-to-be-coffee-but-now-herbal-tea breaks will be sat looking at pictures of hygge. I feel the motivation and excitement for homemaking swirl within me.
    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.
    • Emptynester
    • By Emptynester 13th Aug 18, 8:20 AM
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    Yes Mrs LW after a few relocations we found 'home' and have been happily nestled between Gloucester and Cheltenham for more than 25 years. It felt right the first day we looked at this house and we have never regretted it. You are coming to a lovely part of the country. Apart from Gloucester city centre which suffers from the same empty shops and some dubious 1960s buildings that a lot of towns and cities share.
    Mention of the C word did not raise my spirits this morning lol. I did remark to DH on Saturday that I feel as if the year has turned. Probably due to the return to more normal weather but all the same I admit I am beginning to think about autumn and winter and making plans. This will be my first winter since I needed to stop work and I know I need plans and some sort of routine to make the best I can of it.
    The highs and lows of waterproof trousers. Wonderful when they do the job and the times when the rain comes on so hard and fast that we can't get them on .

    Enjoy our changing weather folks. Lets get ready for our autumn adventures.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 13th Aug 18, 8:44 AM
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    DD2 and her family are at Blackpool atm. I fear they're going to get a bit wet, and I don't mean in the sea!
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 13th Aug 18, 8:50 AM
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    Summer has really gone from here, cloudy and showery and looks like staying that way for a while. Seems quite fitting, we go back to school tomorrow!
    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 13th Aug 18, 9:23 AM
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    Morning.

    Soggy pants. I can't think of anything worse when travelling. No amount of hot drinks would pacify me. If you kept your chipper up VJs you're a better woman than I!

    Originally posted by fuddle
    It's OK - my cagoule comes to just below my arris so that bit stayed dry my legs dried quickly as my trews are very light.

    Goodness, Camelot! Back to school already??? it's pleasant here but not boiling. Apparently hotter weather is returning, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of it here in the Midlands in the 14 day forecast..

    Today i am doing some marking, meeting a friend for lunch and a walk (we are going to a NT in between where we each live and i delight in saying "A walk at Calke" ). Just me for tea as OH and kids going to visit the MiL so i shall drag something from the freezer.

    I have decided i need to go back to meal planning. i used to do it all the time but have got out of the habit and i think that's why i get so fed up with the 'what shall we have for tea' question, as i have to think of it every day.. Also my freezers are in a bit of a state and i need to assess what we have - therefore this week's meal plans will revolve around reducing the freezer stocks so that i can see what's in there...

    OH put in his 'intention to retire in April' letter today

    Back to marking another exam question.. s'laters
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    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
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 13th Aug 18, 9:30 AM
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    Its hissing down with rain just now, just a steady pour, not the hectic rain that some of you have had. Typical, I need to go to Aldi this morning, will wait a bit and see if it stops. Supposed to be getting a call from someone re help for me when OH comes home.

    Its quite a bit cooler but there is still a stuffiness in the air, very little breeze.

    Nothing planned apart from the visit to Aldi. I will change the bed when I know OH is coming home, I have been alternating sleeping on each side of the bed whilst he has been in hospital, no idea when they are going to send him home.

    In visiting yesterday SS is home today, he is going to see his day tomorrow if he is still in. I am going in tomorrow morning. May have some news at that point.

    OH is using the walking frame better and seems to be walking more confidently, I walked him to the toilet and back yesterday. He is quite weak, although he is eating not too badly. Some of the meals are not good, but he has found ones he likes so orders them, he said the roast chicken was really good, so he had ordered it for his supper last night.

    I need to go through the freezers and see whats in them, contemplating a new fridge freezer for the kitchen, one a bit taller with 4 shelves in the freezer. The upright in my sewing room is full to bursting.......with fruit from the garden. The beans finally collapsed yesterday so I need to try and get out and cut them down. There french beans are still going ok as are the courgettes. Have not even looked as far as the blackberries, leaving them for the birds this year. I still have 2 bags in the freezer from last year.
    Last edited by csarina2; 13-08-2018 at 9:34 AM.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 13th Aug 18, 9:57 AM
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    DD2 and her family are at Blackpool atm. I fear they're going to get a bit wet, and I don't mean in the sea!
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    It's blustery but not yet raining...
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 13th Aug 18, 10:03 AM
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    Merino pants dry quickly...
    Much cooler at night in Switzerland right now - has been heavy rain in the mountains.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Aug 18, 10:21 AM
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    Grey and warm here today, our buyer is visiting this evening with her builder and the packing continues. A small success this morning in that I normally keep a first aid kit in my rucksack in the small front compartment and took it out to fly to Belgium earlier in the summer BUT today I found it in my bedside cabinet drawer??? no idea! it is now tidied, renewed and back in situ which is good.

    I have used up some freezer veg and made broccoli cheese soup for our lunches for a couple of days, sorted out some things to go to Nell in the week and put the washing on in the machine. I have ironing which I'll tackle next a couple of items are going to the tip with He Who Knows and my brother this morning, we have less and less in the house, the table and chairs go to the BHF later this week and then we just have boxes, 2 armchairs and a sideboard in the lounge, it looks stark! raring to get on with it now and bored with packing!!!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Vegpatch
    • By Vegpatch 13th Aug 18, 10:37 AM
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    Morning everyone,
    Didn't mean real shrimp Mardatha!
    Raining here too, but quite a calm gentle rain.
    I agree with Emptynester, the year does seem to have turned.
    Has anyone noticed any of those natural indicators such as rowan trees with lots of berries or similar, which might suggest what type of winter we might get?
    Hope your toe mends soon Wondercollie, and that Squiggly is having a good first day.

    Best wishes
    Vegpatch
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 13th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
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    Piddling down whilst moving along the canal can also be miserable especially when CHS has been brought up to believe that if he gets wet by rain, he will catch a chill, that will immediately turn in to pneumonia and then he will DIE!!!
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester
    Men can be such wusses! Mr LW is the same - it only has to be a light drizzle at dog-walking time, and he either bottles out completely, or if we've two dogs staying, he still comes along, but dresses up as if he was going on an Arctic expedition! In mitigation though, he had double pneumonia when he was nine years old, and as a result of that, he has always been very careful about wrapping up against the weather.

    Wondercollie words fail me.... what kind of a wazzock deliberately runs their wheelchair over nurses' feet?

    Re online grocery shopping - I've never done it. I just don't trust them not to make silly substitutions, ever since a former neighbour ordered dog food for his GSD and got sent red salmon instead! I don't think Zimba (the GSD) would have minded, but P was less than impressed! The other thing is I don't trust them not to send me very short-dated perishables.
    LameWolf
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