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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 6th Sep 17, 6:09 AM
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    Old Style Daily Wednesday 6th September
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    • 6th Sep 17, 6:09 AM
    Old Style Daily Wednesday 6th September 6th Sep 17 at 6:09 AM
    This is an “over the garden fence” type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It’s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we’re going to do today or what we’ve achieved already. Everyone’s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn’t just been painted first!) and join us for an Old Style natter. The more the merrier!

    As this is the Old Style Board, it would be appreciated if posts could include some Old Style content. Please be aware that many people may have small screens, or SLOW internet connections, so please don’t post large pictures, or clip art – links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don’t have the time to read everything skim through the thread quickly but if not it's not a problem. Please do not start a new daily thread before you go to bed at night because this often leaves things confusing with two daily threads live at the same time. The idea is that a member would start each new daily thread after they get up in the morning.

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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 6th Sep 17, 6:18 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It's too dark to see what the weather is doing but I can certainly hear the wind blowing so I am guessing it will be a blustery sort of day. Steve has just left for work and I can hear alarms going off upstairs for the girls to get up.

    I went to see my psychiatrist yesterday but it was a bit of a waste of time. Nevermind, I will just get on and help myself feel better. I did pick up some pamphlets about anxiety and panic so I will sit down later with a cuppa and read them.

    I have nothing planned today so it will be a housework day. I have special visitors coming tomorrow so I want the living room, loo and bathroom to have a thorough clean. I also need to evict a load of spiders and their webs as we seem to be the place to be if you are of spidery persuasion .

    I am going to make chicken in breadcrumbs with a garlic cheese filling for dinner and I also have some lovely baby spuds to serve them with. Today is the day I make bakestones and I might make some little cheese scones as well. The girls are always starving when they get in so I am sure they will be hoovered up in no time.

    Hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 6th Sep 17, 6:41 AM
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    Morning All

    Reasonably light this morning and dry for a change, let's hope it stays that way. Washing is on the pulley, DW and bins emptied and PL of salad and a jelly all ready to go.

    Not much else to report, hope you all have a good day, dumpling you sound really up-beat. Take care. XX
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 6th Sep 17, 6:48 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thanks for starting us off dumpling

    Dumpling I!!!8217;m sorry that your appointment didn!!!8217;t go well.
    Gers It!!!8217;s good to hear that you are finally getting somewhere with BT. It will be good when you can get decent broadband.
    AOD I hope that things go as well as they can today, and my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Yesterday we had light rain on and off all day and it really does feel cold to me in the evenings now.

    I managed to get the last of my summer clothes sorted out yesterday; just a few bits to wash then they can go away. The forecast is for dry weather today so I!!!8217;ll probably try and get that sorted today.

    I want to go to the supermarket for a few things today. I don!!!8217;t need much but these days I am checking for offers on anything that I need before I go out, so I!!!8217;m using an assortment of supermarkets. It!!!8217;s keeping the costs down a bit though.

    I made stew in the slow cooker yesterday for today as well so I!!!8217;ll only need to do a jacket potato to go with that today, so a nice and easy dinner.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    Last edited by Hollyharvey; 06-09-2017 at 8:17 AM. Reason: Typo
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 6th Sep 17, 6:49 AM
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    Morning all, a quick post as we are about to head off.

    I hope everyone has a good day and that wherever you are, you do not get soaked right through to the skin as I did on the way home from work last night.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Gers
    • By Gers 6th Sep 17, 6:58 AM
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    Good morning all.

    Bright and breezy here, and that's just the weather. I'm a little bleary eyed but only because I slept so well, my eyes didn't want to open even when my bladder insisted!

    Busy day ahead, mostly dull stuff with another new load of students. I managed to remember all the names of those inducted yesterday, hope I can do it again today and then get it all correct next week too.

    Happy Wednesday to everyone.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 6th Sep 17, 6:59 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 6:59 AM
    Morning all

    Dry day here at last, hopefully my driveway will be finished, they put the sub base down yesterday so just the top layer to go so hopefully it will be today.

    DD has texted from Croatia she said its so beautiful there and so hot and sunny, she is in shirts and t shirt, I told her we nearly lit the log burner last night its so chilly in the evenings.

    Meatballs for dinner tonight with mash if I can be bothered of pasta if I cant !

    Rubbish and re-cycling has gone out this morning I hope they empty the garden bin as its full to bursting.

    Have good days all xx
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 6th Sep 17, 7:00 AM
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    Morning everyone

    dumpling - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Light but dull and overcast, wet underfoot after rain during the night, but forecast is for a dry day, I have washing ready to go out on the line.

    DH up and gone to work stupid stupid early, DS1 gone to work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Dinner last night was fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg wasn't too late as hairdresser was on time and DH had an early start so needed to eat not too late. Dinner tonight will be gammon, egg, new pots and peas. It's mum's birthday today, so will visit her after work to take her prezzie and card.

    Work yesterday wasn't too busy, but again either really busy or dead, I'm thinking today will be more of the same, most of the school's go back today. I'm doing the normal Wednesday job, so will be in an office on my own, which I don't mind.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • Judi
    • By Judi 6th Sep 17, 7:15 AM
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    Morning all.

    Rubbish nights sleep for me. Grump didn't unwind when he came back from work last night as he had to sort out his paperwork to give his new accountant today...The man who usually does his accounts is in his late 60s and is finding Grumps accounts a bit much these days. Anyway Youngest is going to have to get out of his sick bed to drop both his and his Dad's accounts off to the accountant sometime today.

    Need to shuffle around some furniture today and launder the bedding but apart from that, an easy day.

    TA how did you get on at the hospital?

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all.
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 6th Sep 17, 7:44 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks DUMPLING for kicking off. It's a wet start here but no wind and sun is forecast later.

    I actually had a good night's sleep last night, despite a stupid dream I had! I had forgotten it was Christmas and hadn't bought all the food in to cook here and take down to DD's for Xmas lunch! I was cooking all sorts of stupid odds and ends from the freezer in a real panic! As if you could forget Christmas when stuff is being advertised already!

    Yesterday's hospital visit went ok I suppose. They still don't really know what is causing the problem with Mr TA so, for now, it's a case of changing the stent every 6 months and see if it rectifies itself!!

    My appointment for today is a bit closer to home - the hairdressers in town! I have been postponing the trim till nearer my holiday next week and it's got well out of hand. I feel so much better with it short these days - but not TOO short!

    Then I have to rush back and sort out tea for the 3 DGDs who are here for sleepover and tomorrow's school run. I am leaving them in Mr TA's capable (!!!) hands to get them to bed as it's my monthly wine and carvery meat up with my buddies tonight. I don't want to go overboard on the wine though as it will be all system's go in the morning getting the girls sorted and, once they have been despatched to school, facing another treck to Leeds for the Oncology clinic appt. No rest for the wicked they say!

    Better have a rummage in the freezer now and christen tea. Maybe an easy pizza and chips! Have a good day all if you can. Be thinking of AOD today and hope all goes ok. Take care all xx
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 6th Sep 17, 7:55 AM
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    Good morning all

    Thanks for starting us off DUMPLING

    AOD my thoughts are with you today

    Not much to say, but lots to think about

    Hope you all have a good day
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 6th Sep 17, 8:29 AM
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    Morning everyone, thanks for the start Dumpling, sorry you didn't get much in the way of support from your meeting.

    It's a dry and bright morning here so we have decided to take the dogs to the coast, my old dog loves the seaside and not wishing to be morbid don't know how many more chances we will get to take her. We have decided on Holkham in Norfolk, perfect beach for dogs and humans
    I have packed a small picnic and a big flask of coffee.

    Thinking of AOD, hope today goes as well as possible.

    Have a good day folks x
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 6th Sep 17, 8:45 AM
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    Morning all,

    Without saying too much, I had to wear a mascot costume yesterday in work and entertain some kids - for 90 minutes. I. Was. Roasting. Dressed as a giant bear with a huge head, I was secretly dying while giving out high fives to a bunch of 5 year olds. My job is sales. I should be in the office, on the phone, doing deals, meeting people but yesterday it was asked of me to do this. It would be fun they said.

    Never again.

    By the time I was finished it was home time, so I went home for a nice bath while I read my latest edition of mens health. Coronation chicken salad for dinner followed by GBBO.

    Been to the gym this morning and I've got football tonight. Should have a busy day in work inbetween then and lets hope i don't need to put on a bloody costume again!

    Judi - Hope the move/job situation works out the way you want it.
    AoD - Hope all goes well.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 6th Sep 17, 9:08 AM
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    Come on Speky where are the photo's don't be shy

    Good morning chums and a bright and sunny morning it is as well here in the Garden of England.

    Won two bottles of vino at the pub quiz last night, so our team stash is climbing ,one more bottle and we have enough for a share out.

    DGS Ben messaged me yesterday afternoon to say he had arrived in South Korea and was waiting for his connecting plane to Tokyo, I'll be happier when he is safely back in the UK

    This morning DD has her MRI scan on her feet to see what they can do for her chronic plantar faciliitis, probably an operation will be the next step.

    The boys all enjoyed their day back at school, so normality is resumed once more.

    Pottering around day today ,one of the ladies at quiz last night gave me some gorgeous pears from her tree so I will do something with them today.
    AoD hope all goes as well as possible today

    Take care all

    JackieO xx
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 6th Sep 17, 9:25 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Started off bright now clouding over......I went out and picked a tray of beans and also a courgette which thinks its a marrow, hopefully will get shut of beans and said marrow at the coffee morning at the little chapel.

    Printer being delivered today. Hopefully machine will have been paid for later today and I can order the shed.....council came yesterday, the parks chappie is quite happy that the JK is dead. We did find some root, so put everything in a black bag and gave it to him to dispose of, it goes to the incinerator to be burnt.

    I have to pack the embroidery machine up and get it ready for the courier to fetch it on monday, I must remind the buyer to insure it, its in a very large, not light box. Could do with an industrial stapler to staple the box shut, will have to make do with multiple layers of heavy duty tape, and cross my fingers.

    Fritatta for supper tonight.
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 6th Sep 17, 10:06 AM
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    dreary wet day today,had to give Ly1a a rub with a towel when we got in.DH just went over the white paint in the hall and I have to hurry her through before she shakes herself and covers the wall in splashes of muddy water
    AOD- thinking of you today x

    I was weary yesterday.When DH and DS2 are at home without anything to do they bicker like mad so I'm glad theyve got something to do today,not sure how much they can do in the rain though.The grandchildren were here too,squabbling away until we took them out to the shopping park to get a new schoolbag for DGD who is back today,needless to say DGS got one too-his current favourite Pawpatrol.He was happy just filling it with his toys when we got back.

    .DS bought me a coffee in McD s.I dont know if theyre all like this now but it seemed a bit complicated-all touch screens to order,pay by card,then wait till your number is up on a screen but the machine didnt give him a receipt with the number on like everyone elses.It didnt make the queues any shorter though.Think I'm getting old

    Splashed out on a meal deal and got a whole chicken which we had for tea with roasties ,stuffing etc.,then made stock which I'm turning into soup today.Also made 3 big pies for the freezer,2 corned beef hash left over from Monday nights tea,1 apple.Made a loaf too.Being back to proper OS economising,but it can be time consuming

    Got a great pile of ironing to do today.Tea I think is chicken kebabs with satay sauce/turkey & feta burgers for DS2(made a batch of those too yesterday)

    Hope its a good day for you all x
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 6th Sep 17, 12:14 PM
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    Hi all

    We have DGS with us again for the morning and we have been playing trains and lego in the sitting room alternating with trips out to the garden to play in the sandpit. This will be a regular thing now as DD has accepted extra work. We will no longer be able to help at the foodbank on a Wednesday as it takes two of us to wrangle DGS. DD was only offered the work on Monday so a bit of quick thinking required.

    It is nice today but we need our arms covered in the garden now now so a bit autumnal. I have our bedding on the line as it is the best day for drying as the next few days are forecast to be showery. I also managed to wash the kitchen floor before DH arrived from collecting DGS at about 9.05. We should be able to take him back for 1.15 and than I have a foodbank meeting.

    Well have a good afternoon all. Hugs and spoons all round.

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    • caronc
    • By caronc 6th Sep 17, 12:29 PM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to dumpling for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.

    I'm just back from the library so reading material has been replenished, just as well as the forecast for the next few days is dire. Must nip out to the garden/greenhouse and see what needs picking after I finish my cuppa before the weather closes in. I'm really enjoying "real" books again after years of kindle reading, so don't mind the taxi fares to get to/from the library. I've cancelled my kindle subscription though may re-start it again if we hit bad weather during the winter but hopefully I'll not need to.
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 6th Sep 17, 1:23 PM
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    I actually had a good night's sleep last night, despite a stupid dream I had! I had forgotten it was Christmas and hadn't bought all the food in to cook here and take down to DD's for Xmas lunch! I was cooking all sorts of stupid odds and ends from the freezer in a real panic! As if you could forget Christmas when stuff is being advertised already!
    Originally posted by TravellingAbuela
    I do my level best to forget it, every year! Thankfully this year we have my little mate Ronnie booked in to stay with us.
    Without saying too much, I had to wear a mascot costume yesterday in work and entertain some kids - for 90 minutes. I. Was. Roasting. Dressed as a giant bear with a huge head, I was secretly dying while giving out high fives to a bunch of 5 year olds. My job is sales. I should be in the office, on the phone, doing deals, meeting people but yesterday it was asked of me to do this. It would be fun they said.

    Never again.
    Originally posted by SpekySquarehead
    Whenever someone says "It'll be fun" when trying to persuade you to do something, you may be assured it will be anything but! Much respect to you mate; I'll look after any dog you care to put my way, but I totally draw the line at interacting with children. Btw - come on, you have to post pics!

    I had yet another really horrid nightmare last night; these are getting way too frequent, and really upsetting me. No idea what to do about them - answers on a postcard, please....
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 6th Sep 17, 3:14 PM
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    Come on Speky where are the photo's don't be shy
    I second this....

    Poor Speky.
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