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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 10th Sep 17, 5:05 AM
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    Old Style Daily Sunday 10th September
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    • 10th Sep 17, 5:05 AM
    Old Style Daily Sunday 10th September 10th Sep 17 at 5:05 AM
    This is an ďover the garden fenceĒ type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. Itís a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things weíre going to do today or what weíve achieved already. Everyoneís welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasnít 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 donít post large pictures, or clip art Ė links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that donít 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 10th Sep 17, 5:28 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Well I am up bright and early this morning and it is too dark still to see what the day is like outside. Everyone else is being very sensible and still asleep. I will go and feed the pets in a minute and then I will settle down with my knitting. I finished the pirate and now I have started to knit a fairy.

    We have had a very bad couple of days with Becky and Phoebe. Becky had a total meltdown on Friday night and it was very difficult to get her to come out of it. It also meant I had to check up on her all through the night so I didn't get much sleep. Meanwhile, poor Phoebe had her first camhs meeting on Friday as well and basically sobbed through the whole appointment. Her anxieties are ruling her life now and she also needed a lot of support on Friday and yesterday as well. I am exhausted truth be told but I have everything crossed the girls have a more settled day today.

    Steve is cooking lunch today and we are having my favourite meal of roast chicken and veg. I also have to remember to put a gammon joint in to soak overnight along with some dried peas as I want to make pea and ham soup tomorrow. It's going to be that kind of day I think where you need something warming and rib sticking to eat.

    I am hoping to go and visit my friends this week on the bus but obviously it all depends on how the girls are doing. Other than that it is a fairly quiet week planned so far. The fair is in town so I expect the girls will want to go to that with their friends. Becky and Steve are also going to see an AC/DC tribute band on Friday. Becky is really looking forward to it and Steve is going as her bodyguard .

    Gers, I hope your mum continues to improve and will be home soon. Both sets of our parents are getting older and frailer so I know what a worry it can be. We count ourselves very blessed though that we still have them.
    Lainey, I am so happy that you have your new horsey friend. May you have many happy years with her.

    Sending out hugs and cwtch's to all who would like one xx

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

    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 10th Sep 17, 7:01 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

    DH and myself enjoying first cuppas of the day. Boys both still in their pits.

    Light here, but very misty and temperature has really dropped, yesterday we had a decent morning with some lovely sunshine, but then in the afternoon had several really heavy downpours, and that seems to be the forecast for the coming week.

    Dinner last night was duck in hoisin sauce, ribs, noodles and veg stir fry and savoury rice - all eaten and enjoyed. Today we're having roast pork with all the trimmings, as we haven't had a HM proper roast for ages and we all fancied it. I'll be prepping the pack ups too whilst the lunch is cooking then settling this afternoon for a chilled afternoon.

    Yesterday afternoon DH and myself went to see the Manager at the opticians to sort out DH's glasses - all a long winded story but in short, he's chosen and paid in full for a pair of glasses 6 weeks ago and still hasn't got them. They are a difficult prescription and we know that but no-one's been in touch keeping us up to speed on what's happening, and we've been told on 2 occasions, they would be available within the next 2-3 days - and then nothing - so we'll see, at least we've had a refund of the monies paid, and are supposedly getting the glasses for free - we'll see. We also went back to the garage where we'd seen a car we like, took it for a test drive and looks like we'll be buying it - it's much more economical than the 4x4 we have at the moment, we now have no need for it as we don't have the caravan any more, the new car is 3 years old and has average miles on it - it was a mobility car - it's very tidy, it's very comfortable and I loved driving it - it is £0 tax and DH thinks it should be cheaper insurance, I'm not so sure but it's a lot smaller engine size, so could be, I'll be ringing our insurance company to find out this morning, this may be a deciding factor on whether we have it or not. If we do decide to purchase it - we'll be keeping it for a while as we just don't put the mileage on the cars any more.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • tru
    • By tru 10th Sep 17, 7:06 AM
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    Thinking of you and your mum Gers xx

    I woke up yesterday freezing cold and aching all over. I felt awful all morning but by lunchtime I was fine, I don't know what it was but I'm glad it went away quickly, lol.

    Master tru finished a job yesterday, the customer paid immediately without him having to ask (most unusual!) then gave him a bag full of veg from her garden Ė runner beans, cabbages, peppers and garlic. She has shot to the top of his great-customer-will-fit-them-in-at-any-time list

    Just four little jobs left on my list, I'll do them in a mo and then the day is all mine. I've planned for the next week so I don't have to worry about forgetting something, it should be a peaceful week so I'm going to fit in some pampering. I look and feel like I'm surviving rather than living Ė there's no reason for it other than I've got a bit lazy with myself

    • redruby
    • By redruby 10th Sep 17, 7:16 AM
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    Morning all

    Nice bright day here atm but rain due over at 11ish this morning, off to work for me and my last day before two off which I am looking forward to. Yesterday was busier than I thought at work so I hope today is a bit quieter.

    Not sure about dinner OH is in charge of that, yesterday he cooked a lovely
    gourmet burger and lovely fries, it was very tasty.

    Nothing will be done once I am in tonight, just a hot bath and jamas on, and maybe light the fire if it gets cooler.

    Gers I hope mum Is ok.

    Dumpling hugs to you and the girls xx

    Have good days all xx
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 10th Sep 17, 7:46 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks DUMPLING for kicking off. I was rudely awakened at silly o'clock by the chap over the road revving up his classic car for ages. He frequently goes to classic car rallies, hence the early starts most Sundays, which waken up all the neighbours. Bah!

    I haven't given a thought to packing for our jaunt down south tomorrow so better put my mind to that first job. As this weather seems set in countrywide my mac is top priority! It's more like April than September, one minute blue sky and sunshine and the next rain coming down like stair rods.

    I finally plucked up courage to venture into the phone shop yesterday! My Windows phone has served me well for about 4 years but it was getting unreliable as it kept sticking. I would have got another as they are simple to operate but they don't stock them! The young lad obviously thought I was a dim witted old biddy the way he spoke to me - well I am when it comes to techie stuff but I don;t want to be treated as such! I ended up with a Samsung Galaxy which I spent most of last night fathoming out! I managed to download a few apps, including What'sApp, so felt quite chuffed with myself. There's still a bit of life left in the old brain!

    GERS I hope your DM continues to improve. It's a worry when our parents start failing. I was at my mum's constant beck and call for her last 8 years or so and it left me exhausted so take of yourself too. DUMPLING thinking of you and your girls too. I do hope things improve for you all soon.

    (HUGS) for all the poorlies too - it sounds like there are lots of bugs about. See you when we get back from Devon. Take care xx
    Last edited by TravellingAbuela; 10-09-2017 at 7:48 AM.
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 10th Sep 17, 7:55 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Thanks for starting us off dumpling

    Gers I hope that your mum has had a better night and is on the mend now.

    Dumpling Iím so sorry that Becky and Phoebe are having such a terrible time right now. You are doing an amazing job with them, they are lucky to have the support of a mum like you. I hope that they get the support that they need from CAMHS. Take care of yourself as well ((hugs)).

    Lainey I'm pleased that Lulu has arrived safely, I hope that you enjoy many years together.

    As it was nice and sunny for most of the day yesterday I managed to get all of the washing line dried, which was good. Then I thought that I would make the most of the weather and go for a walk in the park. Iím trying to get out for a walk when the weather is dry.

    I defrosted some mince to make a chilli for dinner today that will make a change. Itís not something Iíve made for a while now. Iím making a lot more autumn/winter meals now.

    Not really sure of my plans for today, my brother said he may need to come over early this morning to do a local emergency job and he will call in if he does. Sometimes when he gets a call out near me at a weekend, he will pick me up and take me over to his to see the family but I never know until he gets here if that is happening. Heís not one for forward planning, and even if he does, he then forgets to make the arrangements.

    Meanwhile, Iím going to get another cup of tea and some breakfast.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 10th Sep 17, 8:03 AM
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    Good morning

    Dumpling thanks for starting us off, sorry to hear the girls are struggling.

    Gers hope your Mum continues to improve and is home soon.

    LaineyT enjoy Lulu

    Hester thought you were going to retire, you seem to be working harder than ever.

    Yesterday was beautiful, warm and sunny until 6pm when we had a quick shower, today is forecast to be the same.

    So many tomatoes to be picked, tomato sauce production on industrial scale today.

    DH has been helping collect seed for next year, oh dear. He got confused didn't label them and I have no idea what they are, think he may have mixed 2 or 3 different ones together. Still worse things happening in the world and it will be a surprise when it grows next year. Veg in the flower beds? He's happy 'helping'

    Hope you all have a good day.
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    • FurryBeastOz
    • By FurryBeastOz 10th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
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    Mmmm. Think we may have a wrong date somewhere. I hope so - I haven't got DH a card for our anniversary tomorrow

    On the list.

    But at the moment, all stop. We're supposed to be diving but the RN is being a pest. Dive buddy was, NOT sailing, sailing, we've broken the boat. At 2330 last night we were at - mmm. Boat broken but will repair. Final instructions 0930.

    Just as well we're a forces family and well used to this.

    So not sure what we are doing today.

    Grey and drench, so we might go bouldering if diving is cancelled.

    Gers hope your Mum had a good night.

    Enjoy Sunday everyone.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 10th Sep 17, 8:30 AM
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    Good Morning chums and thanks for the kick start dumpling.
    The sun is out and shining at the moment ,but rain is forecast later.
    Well another Sunday morning and its menu planning first after breakfast as I have done for the past 50+ years I work out what I have in stock to eat for the week and if anything is needed.

    At the moment I can't think of anything as I am 'eating' down my freezer to defrost hopefully before Christmas. hanging on to my pennies as well as using up what I have already.I was thinking last night actually that there is probably the best part of £150s worth of food in the freezer/cupboards ,so why would I need anymore I think we all get a bit 'conditioned' to shopping .I have managed to get it down to about once every 8-10 days but this month I shall do my best to shop from indoors rather than buy more stuff to store I shall see how it goes.At the moment there is nothing needed at all which i am pleased about as I have only spent just over £15 this month Different for those of you with children and husbands to fill up I guess.

    I had one of those pears my friend gave me last night from her tree and it was gorgeous,bless her I think I might treat her to a fruit cake as I seem to have an abundance of dried fruit in the cupboard at the moment.

    Right off to have a cuppa and sort out the menus then feet up and listening to the Archers will do me for the morning.

    hope you all have a good day and your Mum improves Gers

    Take care everyone

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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Dumpling, hugs to you and your girls.

    Hugs to Gers, Csarina and anyone else in need. Lainey, enjoy Lulu. Silveroldie, it's my own fault I didn't want to end up with no money so I started cleaning boats before I finish work in October so now I'm rushed off my feet, hey ho, I'll live.

    My new fridge/freezer was delivered yesterday and we shopped for stuff to fill it with. Frozen chips, frozen peas, a mix of fish to make fish pie with and CHS bought the 3 for £10 pork packs, this time they will not be thrown away. As he was getting the meat I suggested he get something for lunch today that wasn't pork as I can't eat it, he chose beefburgers, so they will be served with roast potatoes, yorkies & veg!

    We may dodge the showers and go for a walk today.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 10th Sep 17, 8:56 AM
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    Morning everyone, thanks for the start Dumpling, hugs to you and your girls.

    Hope things have been settled overnight for your Mum Gers.

    Dry and bright here but a definite bbrr kind of morning, wind and rain is forecasted for later this afternoon so will be heading off the yard after the Archers. My DOH has said he will come to meet Lulu
    I have just popped some stewing steak in the SC so that will do for supper tonight, also have some butternut squash that needs using up so will make a batch of soup as well ready for this week's lunches, it's certainly moved on from salad time!
    Hope everyone has a good day, take care folks x
    • Floss
    • By Floss 10th Sep 17, 9:22 AM
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    TA i had the same trouble with my Windows phone and also went for a Samsung Galaxy J5, on my DHs recommendation. I am loving it, now i have got everything sorted out!

    Just having a breakfast break at the lottie... just picked a bucket of French beans and dug up an Ike@ blue bag of spuds for the winter. Now got to venture into the greenhouses & pick tomatoes peppers chillies and aubergine - at least the cucumbers have finished, we couldn't keep up with them and I gave loads away!
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 10th Sep 17, 9:38 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) Hugs if you need one.

    Dumpling..... sorry to hear about your problems with your daughters, I hope they are better today.

    Gers.....hope your Mum had a better night and is recovering.

    Feeling rough again this morning, not sure if its the tablets, they are not the ones I have had before, will wait and see as the day goes on, at least I did not have to get ip during the night.

    Its a grey morning, how thankful we are that we do not live in the US..those storms are truly awful and the damage horrendous, how do people recover from that? I have a friend in Tampa, I am wondering if they will get caught, the storm has moved to the west. Another two friends live on the eastern seaboard further up the coast, one in Raleigh Durham and the other one in Pennsylvania. WE are keeping a close eye on the news.

    Roast shoulder of lamb for supper, I will prep the veg a bit idea what we will have for dessert.
    • elona
    • By elona 10th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    Still trying to wake up properly as I was reading the latest Val McDermid book till nearly three

    The dishwasher is on and I am about to jump er plod into the shower and wash my hair and look out a nice top and trousers as two dds and a SIL are coming for lunch. Just realised that although I have treated myself to several nice new tops in the sales because several of them are blue. it looks as if I am always wearing the same one so will make sure I wear something obviously different. I am planning tarragon chicken with green veg and roasties, wedges or low fat chips.

    It looks as if my gp's referral to a specialist has been overruled by a committee so am reading myself for a bit of a battle tomorrow, sigh. Both dd and SIL have contacts in medicine so will pick their brains later. Just realised that last sentence sounds a bit threatening


    I know you are working like a thing demented just now but I hope that as the present job ends you will have built up a good reputation with boat cleaning and can pick and choose what you do. Once the amount of work justifies it please consider any tools that will make the work quicker and easier like a light cordless vac etc.


    I hope your daughters feel a little better soon and can get the help and advice they need.


    I hope your mum is responding to treatment and feels more comfortable.

    Hugs to all
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    • elona
    • By elona 10th Sep 17, 10:31 AM
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    I agree with you about the devastation in America and neighbouring countries. It is so easy to forget the havoc natural events can cause.

    I have been reading a blog by Dave the natural weather forecaster and he is forecasting some warm weather in October round half term holidays but then a hard winter and a lot of flooding in January. As the bridge connecting our town collapsed a couple of years ago due to floods I am glad I am on the other end of town now and have online shopping set up.
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 10th Sep 17, 11:15 AM
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    Good morning everyone, thanks to dumpling for starting the thread and hugs to anyone that needs one.
    After yesterday's lovely weather it's back to wet, cold and windy today. I think I over did the gardening yesterday, I'm very stiff, still I got a good few jobs done.

    Tonight my Dad, Sister & Nephew are coming round and we are going to treat ourselves to a takeaway and no doubt a few wines will be consumed. Apart from that I'm for a quiet day.

    I hope everyone has a good day x
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 10th Sep 17, 2:11 PM
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    Mmmm. Think we may have a wrong date somewhere. I hope so - I haven't got DH a card for our anniversary tomorrow.
    Originally posted by FurryBeastOz

    I'm sorry I got the date wrong I've corrected it now, sorry for scaring you and a very happy anniversary for tomorrow xx

    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 10th Sep 17, 2:21 PM
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    Oh lawks, it's our anniversary on Wednesday, and I haven't even thought about a card - and my printer's kaput!
    I think I have a nice card I bought at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust that will serve - if I can find it!

    Also had a call a bit earlier from the dog holidays company, a Carer has been taken into hospital so we have a guest dog with no "hotel" to go to; upshot is myself and another Carer will have her; R will take her til Monday night (Mia's being collected sometime on Monday) and will then bring her to me to look after til Thursday evening, when her owner's daughter will collect her. Bit of a panic (neither R nor I can do the whole holiday due to other dog commitments) but we have it covered. Phew!

    Oh, and Happy Anniversary for tomorrow Mr & Mrs FBO
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    • dp1
    • By dp1 10th Sep 17, 3:58 PM
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    Hi everyone
    Spent the morning with my dad as usual on a Sunday so my mam can go to church. He dictated a very long email to eldest DD in Leeds.
    Had a nice chat with DD this afternoon and then spent an hour pottering in the garden, which I enjoyed even though it kept drizzling. Covered my big long pots with netting as they are now empty and a cat keeps using one of them as a litter tray. Hoping this will work. Also deadheaded the plants and just general tidying. Bought some trout fillets reduced in M and S this morning for tea. Haven't cooked these before but I expect I can just stick them in the oven same as salmon. Nice and lazy now.
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