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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 12th Oct 17, 6:18 AM
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    O/S Daily Thursday 12th October 2017
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    • 12th Oct 17, 6:18 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 12th October 2017 12th Oct 17 at 6:18 AM
    O/S Daily Thursday 12th October 2017

    This is an !!!8220;over the garden fence!!!8221; type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. It!!!8217;s a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things we!!!8217;re going to do today or what we!!!8217;ve achieved already. Everyone!!!8217;s welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasn!!!8217;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!!!8217;t post large pictures, or clip art !!!8211; links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that don!!!8217;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.

    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

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

    Dinner last night was roasted chicken thighs, pizza, a mix of curly fries and french fries, baked beans and HM coleslaw. Tonight will be something using eggs, possibly I'll make a frittata with mushrooms, ham/bacon and cheese in it, also I have several peppers that need using up, so mayble roasted peppers stuffed with cous cous. I may make some sort of rice dish also.

    Work yesterday was a steadier day but again all or nothing - I was doing one job in the morning and then something different in the afternoon. Now on days' off, today I have a nail appointment and another appointment from lunch time into this afternoon, so this morning, I'll run round with the duster and hoover as most of the afternoon will be gone by the time I get home. I'll also be visiting the bank and building society whilst in town.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 12th Oct 17, 6:21 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Thank you for starting us off nmlc.

    Yesterday I managed to get the Christmas cake made for my brother, so that will keep him happy, and me in my niece!!!8217;s good books for a while come Christmas.

    I didn!!!8217;t seem to get much else done yesterday though. By the time I had been out shopping for the ingredients that I didn!!!8217;t have in and made the cake most of the day seemed to have run away with me.

    The only other thing I got done was a quick dust around the sitting room and I did manage to push the vacuum around. The bathroom needs a thorough clean today, and the kitchen could do with a bit of attention as well.

    I ordered a pair of shoes from Clarks and need to go and collect them this morning, I had forgotten about them. I can never find shoes that I like, and fit me well. I bought a pair of these ones a month or so ago and they are so comfortable that I thought I wold get another pair to last me through the winter. I!!!8217;m really heavy on shoes and usually get through two pairs every winter unfortunately.

    Right, time for breakfast and more tea.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Oct 17, 6:40 AM
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    Morning everyone and thank you for starting the thread nmlc.

    Yesterday was a day off so I got on with some work at home, I work faster without interruptions. Today I'll be busy and working late.

    In between work, I'm trying to keep up with the washing but struggling a bit with getting things fully aired. I've had to put the heating on for an hour or so from time to time and it is earlier than I'd usually plan to do this. Years ago, I worked with someone who seemed to put her clothes away before they were completely aired and she always smelt a bit musty , not dirty just musty. I don't want to be that person.

    Last night's dinner was meatballs in a sauce that I made up as I went along with rice, roast tomatoes for the chaps (am not much of a tomato fan myself but they loved them) and tonight they will have some description of fry up and I'll make myself an omelette when I get in.

    I'm going to eat my toast and get showered ready for work.

    Hope everyone has a good day.
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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 12th Oct 17, 7:05 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks for the thread NMLC. Got back from our final few days stay of the season at the caravan late yesterday, with the car stuffed full of our bedding, clothes that usually live there, toiletries and food stores etc. There will be much more to come back here for over-winter storage when DD and DGDs have had their last break there at half-term. Then it's the hard work of shutting down for the winter.

    Today we are off on the 'magical mystery tour' with DB and SIL. He still won't tell me where we are going, other than they will pick us up late morning and lunch is booked for 1.45. I am assuming it's somewhere in the Dales as I know they love it up there as much as we do.

    After yesterday's dire weather we are promised a nice day today. I hope they are not wrong as I have 3 washer loads piled up ready to peg out as soon as it's light enough to see the washing lines! We barely get 2 days alike these days so have to make the best of the good ones when we get them! Tuesday we went up to Ripon from the 'van and it was a lovely day. Had a wander of the cs but nowt caught my eye though I did treat myself to a jumper I liked in M & Co. We sat in the square for a while watching the world go by and then had a Steak Day lunch in 'Spoons. I noticed the book shop down the alley is relocating and had a sale on - lead on McDuff! Loads of books selling off at £1 so, of course, loads I didn't really need jumped into my arms!

    No need to think what's cooking today so just a snack will be needed tonight I should think.

    Have a good day folks if you can and ((HUGS)) for those in need/want of them. Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • redruby
    • By redruby 12th Oct 17, 7:05 AM
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    Morning all,

    Too dark to see what the weather is doing but it is meant to be a nice day and really warm later on.

    I need to get something out of the freezer for dinner, I think there are some breaded chicken things in there which we could have with roasted new pot and some veg, I really must get back into the habit of getting the next days dinner out the night before, atm I get into bed and remember ive not got anything out and cant be bothered to get up again

    Must do a wash tonight and write a shopping list, we seem to have run out of everything this week.

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • Gers
    • By Gers 12th Oct 17, 7:19 AM
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    Good morning all.

    Another night of persistent rain, I may have to build a boat!

    Iím off shortly to collect a local man for his trip down to hospital, then Iím going to another hospital to get a travel claim form signed for an elderly woman who forgot. Patients who have to travel to Glasgow or Oban for appointments can claim their expenses back from NHS via a form.

    Once Iím Ďfreeí I need to take back some clothes to JL so a quick visit into the city centre is needed. Then Iíll be waiting for a call from DM to collect her from her friendís house.

    Yesterday an elderly neighbour called in for a chat and to invite me to the Harvest Festival service. Iím not at all religious and only go to their church for the Christmas service. Whether or not I go on Sunday is still open for my own internal debate!

    Now I need to get off. I hope everyone is doing well or getting better, happy Thursday.
    • tru
    • By tru 12th Oct 17, 7:31 AM
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    nannywindow Thanks for letting me know about The Works, I looked on their website and the chest seems perfect, though I'll have to go into the shop because I want to see it in real life first

    Quiet day today, I'll catch up on work this morning then potter about tidying and cleaning. Crochet this afternoon.

    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 12th Oct 17, 7:41 AM
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    Early out for me today.. have to take the car to the garage as the airbag warning light has come on. Its getting to that age now where there are regular annoying faults. Its only a 10 min drive away but in the morning it can take forever so hoping to miss some of that and get the first slot in the garage.

    Book club night tonight....haven't finished the book yet (nothing new there then must try harder ) we always have such a good night though and of course the prosecco flows

    Food tonight will be courtesy of the hostess so no idea but do need to plan and book shop for my visitors this weekend. House needs a good tidy to make it beyond C.H.A.O.S

    Right best get my place in the traffic jam have a great day all x
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 12th Oct 17, 8:21 AM
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    I am just back in from pegging out the 3 wash loads and by 'eck this must be the chilliest start we have had so far. Decidedly parky out there but a dry day with sunny intervals is still forecast so hope they are right! I don't want damp washing festooned round the house when we get back home!

    I hate thoughts of winter round the corner and next spring seems a long way away. xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 12th Oct 17, 8:54 AM
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    Good morning all,

    My Wednesday was the same as every Wednesday. Gym > work > dinner > football > bed

    Today actually will be the same. My friend has asked me to play for his works Rangers vs Celtic game which will be good although it won't finish till 10! God I feel I'm getting old. I listen to the radio every night, without fail, Radio 5 Live, and have done now for roughly 10 years. I used to hear the nightshift DJ's come on for their shift at 1am and then I'd go to bed. Now I'm slapping myself on the wrist if I'm not tucked up for 10.15!


    2 weeks today till my holiday and I'm really looking forward to it. Need to buy myself some books I think, I've only got 3 planned.

    Oh and my brother announced he's going to organise a surprise 100th day birthday surprise for his wife and daughter and he'd like me to bake a cake. I'm thinking white chocolate and rasperry with fondant icing. My other brother and I will make it together in his new flat in Edinburgh on Saturday which will no doubt turn in a disaster haha.

    TA - How exciting! Enjoy!
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 12th Oct 17, 9:01 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Agree with you on the weather TA the heating clicked on for its hour earlier, enjoy your magical mystery tour
    Caught and killed our first mouse this morning it's one of those traps with poison inside as they kept escaping from the humane ones, hate hate to do it but they had moved onto the cupboard where the dogs food is kept and although it's in sealed containers they had chewed at a corner, couldn't have that.
    Off to do a food shop soon, later I will go over to see my SIL and deliver her birthday present.

    Have a good day folks x
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 12th Oct 17, 9:13 AM
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    Good morning all. Just waiting on the pet food delivery this morning then it'll be a trip to the hospital to get the dressing on my leg changed. I'm going every second day just now but it would be good if today's dressing could hold out a bit longer so I don't have to go on Saturday when there isn't a dedicated dressing nurse. As usual I'll be taking my knitting with me.

    Afterwards I've offered to look for some teabags that my friend wants as they had them in Asda for £1 yesterday, then it will be home to bake some brownies for the House Troll. I finally managed to do Sundays ironing last night and if I have time I could do with pushing the lawn mower round the back garden again.

    Elona I can't really sit and rest my leg. It's looking like it's going to be fairly long term and there's me, me or me to do most of the bigger stuff. I try and sit with my foot up of an evening which will have to do for now.

    Nelski Your book club nights seem most enjoyable

    tru one of my best friends bought me a small treasure chest for Christmas the year before last. It had half a bottle of gin and some chocolate in it - he knows me well It's actually a lovely reusable box that came from Amazon if the one from the works isn't sturdy enough.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 12th Oct 17, 9:25 AM
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    Good Morning chums and up with the birds this morning as the new Aldi's was opening at 8.00 Yes I am that sad but did my first big shop of the month there and was very pleased with my haul and spent just a tad over £26 which has stocked me up with a few bits and things I was running out of .Beautiful shop and they have done it so well it was packed first thing and everyone seemed pleased with the result.
    Just waiting for my gardener Mick to arrive and plant some bulbs and mow the lawn for me .He is such a nice chap and keeps the garden looking really nice its my treat to myself as I can no longer manage the bending or mowing anymore. The DGS are good and would do it if I asked but I am quite happy to pay him £12 a fortnight which to me is cash well spent (I do give him a cuppa and some HM cake as well )
    The sun has just come out and the forecast is good so I will get my washing out on the line to give it a good blow today.Beds all stripped and remade so thats another job done .I'm on a roll this morning and its only 9.25 Have a good day chums

    JackieO xx
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 12th Oct 17, 9:51 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs))))))))) if you need one.

    This late getting up is becoming a habit, it was after 9am again this morning. I am going to set the alarm tonight, half the morning is gone before I get my feet on the floor.

    Had a good sewing afternoon yesterday, the last pot holder and one of the Christmas tree wall hangings, I just have the binding to put on the wall hanging. The bits are cut out for another one. Once thats done I will have everything out and check through. I might make a couple more tissue holders, they are ok for £1 and they use up scraps. I was horrified at the strip box, its full, no idea what I am going to do with it all. The Christmas strip box is almost as bad!! No more fabric buying for me.

    The laundry is on the line. OH is going to carry on doing the shed, he was not happy yesterday, it was supposed to rain and didn't.

    Supper tonight fritatta with tomato and celery salad and a jacket spud, the cold days are coming its time for comfort food. I have some cubed bits of ham for the fritatta.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Oct 17, 10:48 AM
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    Morning all,

    I've come out for breakfast. My kitchen is a no go area and the noise from the tile cutter is going through me.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 12th Oct 17, 11:31 AM
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    Morning all,

    Dgs was taken to nursery school a bit reluctantly but cheered up in the car when I started singing silly songs to him.When we woke up and looked out we saw that someone had stolen half of next doors path Had a look back on our cctv and it was 10 to 12 last night.They had a walk up our neighbours on the other side first too.Didnt bother with ours but we have a gate on.Our 'guard dog' never made a sound,neither did theirs.She usually barks at any unusual sounds in the night.They were there over 10 minutes helping themselves

    I got DS to drop me at As da on the way back from nursery.I have been going to Ald! but needed some things I couldnt get there.It meant I spent £30 more than I have been doing but our meat supplies were running very low with me using up from the freezer while DH hasnt had much work.They have gone off to do a job today ,and I think they have something lined up for next week.It feels bliss to have the house to myself
    The good side of them being at home has meant the work in the cellar is almost finished apart from some cupboards either side of the chimney breast.He'll get the wood for that when he gets paid off this job.I'm thrilled at how it looks as it hadnt been touched since we were flooded nearly 2 years ago.We probably wouldnt have done as much to it without all the road and drainage repairs but as they have now blocked off the offending culvert ,hopefully we shouldn't have any problems.

    My cousin is coming this afternoon,she has been sewing something and has got stuck so wants my opinion,so that'll be nice-haven't seen her for 3 weeks or so. Also had a nice lunch out with my ex Sis-i-L and friend yesterday,just a sandwich and coffee at an Italian deli quite near to us.

    Anyway hope everyone has a good day and hugs if you're not feeling great.
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • elona
    • By elona 12th Oct 17, 11:51 AM
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    I don't have enough laundry to put the machine on but it is a good drying day. I made a lamb and veg stew which I will have for lunch and put some in a lidded container in the fridge for later.

    While I was volunteering at the library a case of wine was delivered and left with a neighbour (family birthday next week) so popped over to collect it but no answer so will try later.

    My new super king duvet arrived yesterday and is now on my bed. It seemed lighter in weight but not in warmth as the old one dragged off the bed and was a nuisance.

    DDs boyfriend bought me a proof read copy of a thriller signed by the author and I have just started reading and am enjoying it. The author is Paul Finch and he used to be in the police.

    Cleaner is coming round soon to give me a hand so I will tidy downstairs and sort out clean laundry etc and load dishwasher.


    I had not realised the treatment would need to be more long term and had hoped for your sake that a couple of weeks would sort it out.
    Fingers and toes crossed for you.

    Hugs to all.
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Oct 17, 1:08 PM
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    When we woke up and looked out we saw that someone had stolen half of next doors path Had a look back on our cctv and it was 10 to 12 last night.They had a walk up our neighbours on the other side first too.Didnt bother with ours but we have a gate on.Our 'guard dog' never made a sound,neither did theirs.She usually barks at any unusual sounds in the night.They were there over 10 minutes helping themselves
    What a blasted cheek!

    I'm in Youngests bad books. He wants to paint the walls in his bedroom gunmetal and navy.... Ive told him he can paint them whatever colour he wishes as long as he paints the walls back to a more neutral colour when he moves out. Gunmetal and navy? It will be like a permanent night in there.
    "but its my bedroom" he said
    "yes but its in our house and do you think board of £25 a week gives you the right to do what you want to it and leave us to put it back to what we class as an acceptable colour?" Seems like a nice clean sizeable room isnt enough any more.
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    • elona
    • By elona 12th Oct 17, 1:43 PM
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    Gunmetal and navy in wallpaper would be easier to change and would still give the look he wants. He would probably then moan about it being more expensive and time consuming to put on the wall but - tough!!!!!
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 12th Oct 17, 1:54 PM
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    Gunmetal and navy in wallpaper would be easier to change and would still give the look he wants. He would probably then moan about it being more expensive and time consuming to put on the wall but - tough!!!!!
    Originally posted by elona
    Thats an option i could live with. I'll mention it tonight.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
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