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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 8th Oct 17, 7:07 AM
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    O/S Daily Sunday 8th October 2017
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    O/S Daily Sunday 8th October 2017 8th Oct 17 at 7:07 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 7 October 2017

    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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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 8th Oct 17, 7:12 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Yesterday was spent doing not a lot. Mainly reading and watching a couple of tv programmes I had recorded and scd.

    I had thought of going for a short walk yesterday afternoon and then it suddenly started to pour with rain and turn really windy, so I gave up on that idea.

    The f/f is due to be delivered sometime today between 7.00am and 7.00pm, so I won’t be doing much today. So I’ve been up since 6.30am. Just my luck that it was the one morning for a long while that I haven’t been awake since 4.00am!

    I find it difficult to settle to anything whenever I’m waiting for a delivery. I will spend most of the time looking out of the window.

    My nephew phoned me yesterday evening. His mum has phoned him to say that she has booked into a hotel next Friday for three nights near his halls so that she can spend some time with him, and he doesn’t know what to do. He hasn’t been gone three weeks yet. I knew my sis-in-law was not coping but none of us thought that she would do this. My poor nephew says that much as he loves his mum his new flatmates and friends will mark him down as a ‘mummy’s boy’ and that he had plans with some of them for next weekend. I didn’t know what to say to him really, I always keep out of this sort of thing and certainly wouldn’t take sides or voice an opinion to any of them. It is something that they have to sort out for themselves.

    Anyhow, I’m going to grab some breakfast and another cup of tea.

    Have a good day everyone.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 8th Oct 17, 7:50 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY for starting. I hope the delivery men don't keep you waiting too long.

    I left a chicken casserole cooking overnight in the sc and it was smelling lovely when I went in the kitchen this morning. We will have that at lunchtime and I left some of the Celery & Stilton soup I made yesterday in the fridge for tonight with a piece of quiche. So a nice easy cooking day for me.

    Still planning on tackling the wilderness outside today. Even if I have to do it in stages throughout the day I am determined to get it sorted for the winter. Much uprooting, cutting back, dead heading and pot emptying to be done. The garden waste bin will be full by the end of the day. Maybe next year I will have to search out a gardener as Mr TA can't help much these days.

    I had a surprise phone call from my DB aying that he and his wife want to treat us to a day out, with a nice meal included. He says now Mr TA is back on an even keel (for now at least) they want to give us a treat after the first sh**e 6 months of the year, when we spent more time going to hospital appts etc than we did at home! Isn't that nice of them? Mr TA, however, is not happy at letting them pay and is determined to pay our share. I feel this is throwing their kindness back at them and I don't know what to say. Anyway this is earmarked for Thursday and DB is going to book to get a table in the window to enjoy the views. He won't tell me where we are going so it's to be a mystery tour!

    Have a good day folks if you can and ((HUGS)) for all in want/need of them. Take care xx
    Last edited by TravellingAbuela; 08-10-2017 at 7:55 AM.
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 8th Oct 17, 7:50 AM
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    Morning everyone

    hollyharvey - thanks for starting us off x I wouldn't know what to say to the nephew either!

    Now light here, dry underfoot but very cloudy and dull, the blustery wind seems to have disappeared though.

    DH and I enjoying peaceful cuppas, both boys still in their pits. DH says he feels much better this morning. He hasn't been able to get warm since Thursday, had horrible cough, sore throat, then yesterday afternoon, he was hot but felt cold, then started to sweat and I always think this is breaking the fever and it peaks at this point, then you seem to start feeling better - he's not right but better than he was, hopefully he's on the mend. Downside is he's probably given it to me, so will see how I go.

    Dinner last night was duck in hoisin sauce, egg and veg fried rice and mushroom chow mein, all eaten and enjoyed. Today we'll be having roast pork with all the normal extras.

    We need to go to town first thing this morning, for DH to collect his new glasses, then we'll return home and spend the day chilling - it's not fair to visit anyone/family with our germs.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    Last edited by nmlc; 08-10-2017 at 7:54 AM.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 8th Oct 17, 7:58 AM
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    Holly maybe your nephew should say something like "actually mum, I will be really busy, me & some other lads have made plans, I have to study while I am here, and I was planning to come home for a weekend in November. Why don't you change the booking to another hotel for you & dad?"

    I've got a domestic day planned today... DH is off to visit a recently bereaved old friend for a few days and I want to sort out my work wardrobe for the new job, so his absence means I can get all my office clothes out, sort through, try on & make up outfits

    Also have laundry & dishes to do, dyson to drag round and I need to nip to the sorting office for a parcel, Sainsbugs to get some shoes soled at Timpsons and Lidl for some packed lunch stuff before settling down with my knitting and the tv this evening.

    Have a good day everyone, looks like it may be a nice one here in Blackpool.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 8th Oct 17, 8:09 AM
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    Morning All

    Thank you Hollyharvey for starting us off.

    Just made a cup of tea, feels quite chilly this morning.

    Went shopping with DH yesterday, we got to the till and put our shopping on the conveyor and I asked DH to put a divider for the next ladies shopping. Then to my surprise (horror) he started to take this ladies shopping out of her trolley and put I it onto the conveyor. Poor lady looked shocked, I apologised, she was very kind. Had to laugh when at the till, DH suddenly walked off with half our shopping in the trolley leaving me to pay and carry the rest of the shopping in my arms.

    Wonder what today will bring.

    Hope you all have a good day.
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 8th Oct 17, 8:31 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Holly, hugs to all those in need.

    I'm not managing to post often at the moment, CHS's shifts are constantly changing as he has a team member out sick, the team leader who is supposed to muck in and help in this sort of situation is a lazy beggar and refuses to help.

    I'm really busy at work, the realisation that I'm leaving is beginning to hit home and people are bringing me work that they don't need until next September in an effort to avoid a crisis.

    I'm also busy boat cleaning as I'm trying to build up a client base to provide me with an income once I leave work.

    Today's exciting events include making boozy jam, starting off some Sloe gin and cleaning another boat.

    Roast gammon for lunch and then a lazy evening in front of the log burner with my crochet.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 8th Oct 17, 8:48 AM
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    Morning All

    Dry and fairly bright today, will put the washing on when I've had a shower. My neighbour is coming for a coffee later so better be organised.

    Holly - if your sister insists on going your nephew should also go out with his friends, it's a very important time for him.
    Hope DH improves soon nmlc.

    Got the ironing done yesterday and even put it away (that's the worst bit for me). Finished a book I was reading and watched a film, nearly the perfect Saturday!

    Hope you all have a good Sunday, take care. XX
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 8th Oct 17, 8:59 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Lovely bright autumn morning, not been out yet, but I bet it's cold.

    We had a good time last night at the harvest supper, caught up with a friend we had not seen for a while. Our neighbour did not go after all, she is determined to turn herself into a recluse. Her husband is no longer here so she does not want to go out on her own. I can understand her to a point, but in the long run she is going to be very lonely.

    Usual Sunday breakers in bed, did not sleep so well last night, eating after 6 pm does not really suit me.

    No idea what we are having for supper, it will be chicken something. Might stuff a chicken breast and roast it, can do it in the remoska with some roast spuds.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 8th Oct 17, 9:11 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    It’s wet underfoot outside though no rain falling, for now.

    After having a couple of quiet’ish days I slept really well and long. Mind you I’ve now developed a habit of waking every night somewhere between 3am and 3.30am, find out the time and go immediately back to sleep. No idea why.

    Last night I really enjoyed the dancing on SCD, even the bum ones.

    TA - how lovely of your DB to do this for you both. If I were him I’d be ‘going to the loo’ when the meal is finished and paying first.

    There’s no washing to be done here, I did a quick small load yesterday and put it all on the airers in the guest bedroom with the dehumidifier on. Not sure I can trust the weather to stay dry as the forecast is for more rain later on.

    I’m going to make limp veg soup today, there’s a small piece of my favourite bread left and that’ll be me.

    Happy Sunday to you all.
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 8th Oct 17, 9:38 AM
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    TA I'm having garden problems too. It hasn't stopped raining for long enough for the garden to dry out for the last 4 weeks so the grass is getting longer and longer.....I'm going to make a start on the front today instead which is smaller. I'm going to cut everything right back and hopefully by the time I've done that the small square of grass will be dry enough to cut. Not entirely sure what I'm going to do about the back - it slopes downwards so there's going to be a pond at the bottom if this weather carries on.

    Hollyharvey I understand why you're keeping out of it and hopefully if your nephew talks to his mates they'll help him come up with some good excuses and a polite way of saying no thanks.

    So today will be gardening, then some baking (JackieO was kind enough to share her melting moments recipe with me) then ironing then a roast dinner for this evening. My leg isn't better yet, but I'm feeling a lot better so I'm taking that as a sign that things will be ok.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Oct 17, 9:46 AM
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    Good Morning chums bright and sunny here although there is a nip in the air.Normal sunday morning for me. The Archers on the wireless. and menu planning and veg prepping for the week.I put a small wash on as its quite sunny outside so hopefully it will be done and dry and I can iron it after lunch before I go to DDs for dinner late afternoon.

    I have a busy week ahead so I need to be organised
    Book club tomorrow morning,

    Coffee morning Tuesday. and quiz night in the evening,

    U3A monthly meeting on Wednesday, help out with the teas as well ,

    Big shop at our new Aldi's on Thursday as its the opening day,

    Friday is History club. I shall meet myself coming back this week

    That's apart from looking after DDs two dogs at lunchtime and making sure they have had a walk, and being at DDs after school for the boys and keeping an eye on them before their parents come home from work.

    Still all good fun.

    Just noticed on my calender that there is a big 'knit in' at Rochester Cathedral that I had been 'volunteered' by one of my friends for next Saturday morning as well

    Its for the Making Miracles charity and I like to help out when I can so that finishes off my week No wonder the time flies for me at the moment

    I just wouldn't have time to be bored, I retired in 1995 when we downsized to Kent from London and my feet haven't stopped since . My eldest DD says I am like Alice's white rabbit always rushing around

    Right I'm off to have a much needed coffee and to get the washing out on the line

    Have a good Sunday chums what ever you are doing enjoy it

    JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Running total for four months food only shopping =£126.24.Freezer stuff slowly going down at last May totals £31.11 June spends so far £18.90, brought a few odds and ends home from my holiday and using those up first.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 8th Oct 17, 9:56 AM
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    Morning everyone, thanks for the start Holly, think your nephew does need to try and talk to his Mum and explain.
    What a lovely thing for your DB to do TA.

    Bit later posting today, have been over to the yard and now back home enjoying bacon butty and coffee Its much nicer weather today but the fields were quite wet and Miss Lulu very muddy!
    Not sure what we will do about food later, we are supposed to meeting up with eldest DSS for an Indian meal but have heard nothing so far, we'll see.

    Have a good day folks x
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 8th Oct 17, 10:28 AM
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    Holly Is there another way to look at this strikes me that his mum could be welcomed instead.. bit mean to tell her she cant come when she is obviously missing him so much. Maybe he could see the benefits ? Mums tend to be great at grocery shopping to fill those empty student cupboards and why not get him to take his friends out for a meal so mum can meet them and of course pay. I know when I was at uni parent visits were loved by everyone

    Having a lazy ish sunday watching Sunday Brunch ...I have a little crush on Simon Rimmer oddly, must be the chef thing. Had to ignore the fact he looked like an idiot on strictly last night they are obviously trying to make him the class clown.

    Have put a BBQ beef joint in the slow cooker for dinner later and may make a pud fancying treacle sponge.

    HH good to see you posting
    • redruby
    • By redruby 8th Oct 17, 10:56 AM
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    Morning all

    Bit brighter here than yesterday so I have stripped the beds and got them in the wm, I will hang them out once done and get oh to remake them later on (I hate that job)

    Ive got some stewing lamb out of the freezer and will make a lamb casserole with new pots and veg a nice easy dinner, DD is off out with her young man to the cinema and dinner (lucky for some).

    We think we have found the flooring for the kitchen, I have ordered a sample so will see what its like when it comes but it looks good on paper.

    DD will finish stripping her walls today ready to paint. And I might be able to persuade OH to build my extra cupboard in the study which is to house the ironing board, airer etc.

    AOD I assume your husband is retired ? Is your ds able to work and contribute to the coffers ? Hugs to you xx

    Holly, Oh dear your poor nephew, is there anyway you can have a word with your brother and get him to have a word with her ? I can understand her visiting for maybe one night but not after three weeks, she should let the poor lad settle in first x

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    Last edited by redruby; 08-10-2017 at 7:12 PM.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 8th Oct 17, 10:57 AM
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    Morning all.
    Feel a bit better this morning but now just have a sore throat, like millions of others. Unfortunately Mr Fix It is also feeling under the weather although he has run the hoover around downstairs. He's probably got "man flu".
    I decided to do a wash this morning because the sun was shining, but now it's gone over cloudy . Never mind it will dry indoors later, if the weather doesn't improve.
    The DW is on and the veg prepped ready for lunch. Dad is coming over for a roast pork dinner, he'll have a shock as I've scoured the freezers and couldn't find the pork. So we will have to have a steak pie with the roasties Ooops !
    Later I SHALL order the toys from Ar*os ready for pick up tomorrow morning !
    Wishing everyone a good Sunday and hugs to all.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 8th Oct 17, 11:38 AM
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    Morning all, it is sunny and the towels are on the line, blowing merrily.

    I have had 3 vats of tea and need to do a bit if ironing, work clothes for me and pillows lips, I don't iron the crest of the bedding, life is too short.

    Red ruby, my OH gave up work 20 years ago. He's a few years younger than me. Our DS has some medical issues and isn't working but he is a volunteer intermittently and is enjoying that. I'm the breadwinner round here.

    I'm off to do ironing, later a mate is coming round, OH needs to attack the smoke alarm as it is stopping me from getting any sleep, and I'm cooking roast lamb later, quite a nice relaxed Sunday except I do need to do a but if work as am still covering for a staff member whom I supervise. Another is on holiday but that was planned so obviously she has arranged her stuff around that.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • dp1
    • By dp1 8th Oct 17, 1:31 PM
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    Hi everyone
    I have been reading every day, but not had time to post.

    Holly Harvey - like you I try not to interfere, but I think you might have to this time. Your sister in law really needs to step back and let her boy just get on with things, however hard it is for her. When my eldest DD first went to uni 4 years ago I felt terrible and really missed her, but knew I wouldn't see her for at least 6 weeks. And also that she wouldn't be home. We talked and texted and I visited in my October school holidays and spent the day with her. Then I didn't see her again till Xmas holidays. Now she is in her fourth year, but it's the same - I visit her when I'm on holiday from school - but I only spend either one full day or stay just one night. I always ask first before booking trains to make sure it's convenient for her and she'll tell me which day would be best. It's very hard to let go and leave them to make their own decisions, but does have to be done.
    I've been down to sit with my dad this morning, whilst mam went to church - we sent eldest DD her weekly email, did some banking and sorted out the football ready for him to watch this afternoon. DD is running the Manchester half marathon in aid of dementia Research next Sunday - for her granddad - makes me feel very proud. Then she says she's giving up running - too many hills in Leeds, she preferred it in Amsterdam!
    Well I'm going to have a potter in the garden and do some dead-heading as its sunny here and. for once, not windy.
    Hope everyone has a good day.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 8th Oct 17, 2:16 PM
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    Those of you who are now retired, at what age did you retire? If you don't mind the question, that is. Do ignore if too nosy.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    I'm so sorry, AOD I missed this yesterday; I was still typing my post when you posted - it takes me a very long time to type these days.

    Anyways - I retired on medical grounds at 41. I actually last worked when I was 39, and had been on sick leave for two years with zero prospect of ever being well enough to return, and finally, after getting the union involved, they gave me medical retirement; so I get my Civil Service pension, which together with my disability benefits, enables me to pay my way.

    Mr LW retired in March 2016, at the age of 66. He'd originally planned to work til he was 70, but his employers were truly making the job a penance, and he was sick and tired of it (and the 60-mile round commute each day). He didn't think he'd have a cat's chance in hell of getting another IT post at his age, so retirement it was.

    He has a final-salary pension from a firm he worked for for some years, plus his State Pension - these monthly payments are what he lives on; the pension from his last place of employment is taken yearly on Drawdown, and that forms his Emergency Fund.

    Luckily for us we are mortgage-free; when the house was finally sold following my divorcing the Ex, I used my cut to pay off Mr LW's mortgage, and also got my name put on the deeds, so it does in truth belong to us both.
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 8th Oct 17, 2:44 PM
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    AOD, I received my state pension at 61 and 6 months but as we had a mortgage to pay I'm retiring in 2 weeks time, just a few weeks before my 66th birthday.
    I have no private pension as I lost it in my divorce.
    Chin up, Titus out.
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