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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 29th Nov 17, 6:16 AM
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    O/S Daily Wednesday 29th November 2017
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:16 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 29th November 2017 29th Nov 17 at 6:16 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 29th November 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

    Still dark here, but air feels cold, but not sure if we've had a frost, hope not as it was wet underfoot from the showers we had late/into the evening yesterday.

    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 disjointed as DH was late in, boys and myself had sausages with jacket potato with cheese/beans, DH had sausages, beans and chips. Tonight's dinner is fish, chips and beans/veg - not very well thought out but need something reasonably quick as I finish late on a Wednesday and it needs to be a bung on a tray and into the oven type dinner.

    Yesterday work started off reasonably quiet but then became very busy and people were waiting a while - but as always we did our best under the circumstances. Once I finish this afternoon I'm on days' off until Monday, have quite a "to do" list still so will crack on with it.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 29th Nov 17, 6:43 AM
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    Morning All

    Cold again but dry which is a bonus! Put the heating on for a while this morning so I don't freeze in the shower.

    So many folk with worries on here, hope today is better for all of you.

    I went for an ECG yesterday, when I had a chest infection the Dr heard a heart murmer, but nothing found thank goodness.

    Large white load washed last night, all drying on the pulley and rack. DW emptied and all the knitting stuff has been put away, not doing any more until after Christmas. The living room looks so much better without all that clutter.

    Hope you all have a good day, take care. XX
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 29th Nov 17, 6:44 AM
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    Morning everyone

    It feels really cold this morning, and the forecast is for lower temperatures in this area from tomorrow, so I think it will be time to turn the heating up and put on extra layers. I always find that I really feel the cold at the beginning of winter and then don!!!8217;t notice it quite as much a few weeks in. I think I must adjust to the temperature.

    I!!!8217;m going to have another day at home today. I don!!!8217;t want to make my knee any worse. It feels a bit more comfortable this morning and it didn!!!8217;t wake me up as much during the night as it had been so hopefully the antibiotic cream is starting to work.

    Meals will again be something from the freezer, I!!!8217;m not sure what but will do a freezer dive shortly, when I!!!8217;ve had another cup of tea. I want to dig another ready meal out. I!!!8217;m glad now that I keep some in. I will prepare a few meals for the freezer when I have been out to the shops again, it will be much cheaper than buying in ready meals.

    Hugs to everyone else who is poorly at the moment and struggling.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 29th Nov 17, 7:06 AM
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    Morning folks. Another frosty start for us. Paradise it's not!

    I never got back on here yesterday so just been reading back to see what developments had been made re CRANKY'S dad. I am so pleased that common sense has prevailed and the amputation has been cancelled. I just hope they can keep him pain free.

    The outcome of the telephone appointment re the Oramorph! The good news was the doctor was prepared to speak to me. The bad news was it was obviously too much like hard work to wade through the last four and a half years of correspondence from the various Consultants and hospitals and I had to go from the thread to the needle explaining what all his problems were and why he was taking the Oramorph. Common sense prevailed for us too and she has prescribed it! I just hope next time I request it that his named GP is not on holiday!

    After the call we tripped off to Ilkley for our usual Tuesday late lunch of ham, eggs, chips etc. Oh it was cold in Ilkley so there was no messing around poking about in all the cs!

    Today is shopping day. Brought forward from tomorrow as we have the trek to Leeds for Mr TA's Oncology injection and that takes up most of the day.

    The DGDs are back tonight for late tea and another sleepover (sometimes I feel they live here!) Spag Bol is on the menu as it's the easiest to dish up as and when they arrive separately after their various dancing lessons. Mince defrosting overnight so I will get that on in the sc shortly.

    DUMPLING you coped so well yesterday and I can imagine how upsetting you found it. At least now you sound to have a diagnosis and they know what they are dealing with. xx

    I am waffling so have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) for everyone who needs/wants one, especially the invalids, poorlies, sad and worried. Take care xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • Gers
    • By Gers 29th Nov 17, 7:14 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Canít see out yet but hoping for a dry day. The back passenger door of my car doesnít fit properly and will let in rain. I can hear the wind whistling through it when I drive.

    Iím teaching first thing and then going up to Oban to meet up with a colleague who needs a bit of support. Yesterday the session went really well, so fingers crossed for the same with the larger cohort.

    Tonight Iím doing a PVG ID confirmation session for the footie club, hope they all bring their own pens!

    HH - Rest and fluids are the key to a good recovery so stay on that sofa with little bouts of gentle movement. AB ointments are great, a localised treatment which avoids a systemic one.

    Right, I have to get up and at the day. I wish you all a happy and peaceful Wednesday. Not long now until Truís star turn!
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 29th Nov 17, 7:20 AM
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    Oh GERS I had forgotten about TRU's daily treat! It might instill a bit of Christmas spirit in me. Cards have been bought ages, 4 big boxes of presents bought in fits and starts throughout the year but I just CBA starting the writing/wrapping! It was going to be last w/e but it never happened.
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 29th Nov 17, 7:43 AM
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    Good morning all, and a very wet one it is, I think it's rained all night. What with the rain and the north wind it's decidedly chilly here.
    Nothing much happening today, a bit of shopping, tidying, do a wash load and put it on the airer, just what I call general "stuff".I may start wrapping presents, I've got quite a few.
    CRANKY, so glad your Dad was spared surgery, you and your family must be so relieved.
    DUMPLING, hope your Becky now gets appropriate treatment.
    Hope everyone has a good a day as they can, and that anyone not well soon starts o feel better..
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 29th Nov 17, 8:05 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:05 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:05 AM
    Good morning all,

    I'm hoping for a quieter, less traumatic day today. Thanks again to all of you. Although me, my sister and dad's girlfriend were all in agreement, the other two are much less likely to stand up to any authority figures so it fell to me to sort things out. It was still hard to do, and it's the kind of thing that stays with you forever I think.....

    TA thank goodness you were met with common sense too.

    To all the walking wounded Gers, Hollyharvey and Lainey I hope you all continue to feel better.

    Today I'm going to stay indoors in the warm once I've done the school run and dropped a friend off somewhere else. I've made two baby blankets for the HT's teacher who goes on maternity leave today so now they're done I'm making a scarf for my sister out of pompom wool. I also have a cardigan that I'm making for myself that needs one more sleeve knitting so that's next on the list.....I have another weeks worth of antibiotics for the dodgy leg so I'm thinking that a week of taking it easy should see any infection gone before my sister comes to visit.

    I'm looking forward to my Advent calendar and Tru's festive fun too
    Last edited by CRANKY40; 29-11-2017 at 9:47 AM.
    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 29th Nov 17, 8:13 AM
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    and me too! (no pressure Tru!!)
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 29th Nov 17, 8:21 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Dull, overcast and distinctly cold here today, heating is on for an hour.

    Feel quite a bit better today with aches and pains wearing off, I didn't get into town on Monday in the end so need to take my glasses in for repair, I always keep the previous ones but as there was a slight change in the prescription they are not as efficient. We have the engineer coming to service the boiler this morning but my beloved is working from home to sort that.
    I really must write a list of the things I need to buy but my heart really isn't into it this year, my darling Mum is very much on my mind and, as we always use to do so much of the preparations together, it's only natural that it doesn't feel right without her.
    Glad to read that the doctor listened to you TA and authorised the medication.
    Hugs to Dumpling and her family.
    Get well wishes to Gers, Holly and all other poorlies.
    Another one here looking forward to Trus festive treat.
    Tea is baked sausages with honey parsnips, one of my fav recipes from lovely Nigel Slater.

    Have a good day folks x
    • redruby
    • By redruby 29th Nov 17, 8:38 AM
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    Morning all

    Very cold and frosty here this morning, I was woken at 7 by a text saying that my new fridge / freezer will be delivered today between 1 -5 so I got up not long after, kitchen is going well all units are in just the drawers / doors/ shelves and end panels to do. Worktop comes tomorrow and can be fitted then.

    We have put the new cooker in place but we need the gas man to come and fit it so will ring him today (he is a friend and is doing it as a favour), I put my old range master on the selling pages for free as it needed a bit of attention I have had five people after it I also put my old fridge up as I thought someone might get some use out of it, a woman replied and said she had had a fire and lost everything so I offered her the fridge for free, she wanted to see photos and quizzed me about it !! no word of a thank you from anyone !! I would be so grateful if I had nothing.

    Mums for dinner tonight roast chicken I think it will be nice to have a proper dinner.

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • Judi
    • By Judi 29th Nov 17, 8:50 AM
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    Morning all,

    Another one here who enjoys Tru's festive posts.

    Everything is frozen solid here. Lowering the tone of the thread ever so slightly, I should've waited to de poop outside the house till today its so much easier when its frozen.. Not moaning (much) as there are those who are less fortunate than me. Im thinking of LaineyT mucking out Lulus stable.

    So not only have I been invited to a knees up with the girls on the 6th ive been invited to a wake too. Funeral is on the 12th of my friend and neighbours Dad. No date has been set but im expecting it around the 12th. Im not actually sure I like the idea of wakes but thats me. Tom...cantankerous old sod and leg puller in chief RIP.

    Im sure ive got something going on on the 8th but I cant remember.

    Didnt watch im a celebrity last night. I was in shock at the departure of Holbys hunk. It threw me off somewhat. Must catch up today.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
    Last edited by Judi; 29-11-2017 at 11:14 AM.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 29th Nov 17, 8:56 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs))))))))) if you need one.

    Cranky, well done for standing up to the powers that be, I think Drs sometimes think they are God!!! Sorry they are not. What they were proposing to do was horrendous and inhumane.

    OK rant over.

    Meeting DD2 this morning to buy her expensive Christmas present, it will be birthday and Christmas presents for the next 10 years, but she does so much for us, she deserves it and I guess there will be a little something in her stocking from us.

    Its cold and clear, not sure if there has been a frost, will find out when we go out.

    I need to do a freezer audit and plan our menu for next month, it will be an expensive month meat wise as we have almost eaten all the meat I had in stock. Shopping will be tomorrow.

    I bought trousers, a skirt and 2 jumpers yesterday, the knickers I bought are not really big enough, so will take them back and exchange them for a larger size. I like to feel I have knickers on, not have them slung under my belly!

    No idea whats for supper, will find something in the freezer or we will have two of the whiltshire foods dinners.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 29th Nov 17, 8:57 AM
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    How can I forget my Grandsons birthday...its on the 8th.

    I will have another Grandaughter to add to the list soon.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 29th Nov 17, 8:59 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Morning all

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

    Cranky when my MIL was ill I was the one that had to deal with PALS, complain about her being left in wet bedding and having her pain relief restricted, everyone else just stood around wringing their hands and arguing between themselves.

    It's 2 degrees here, the boats are all icy but I have the multifuel stove on so it's ok on the boat. I might take it easy today as I was very achy yesterday, I stripped the bed and re-made it, a mammoth task on the boat as I have to keep climbing over it to get from one side to the other and then fold the mattress in half once I've done! I also swept and mopped the floor, did some sewing and babysat three of the DGD's.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • elona
    • By elona 29th Nov 17, 9:05 AM
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    I can't believe nobody said "Thank You" , talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!!


    Fingers crossed that your leg heals up soon.

    Looks as if it is cold outside so am going to look out a thicker coat with a hood for when I volunteer at the library this afternoon. Waiting a while for the house to warm up before having a shower and washing my hair. Washing machine is on and have a lot of clean laundry to put away.


    DDs always tease me about putting so much sticky tape on presents that they can't open them so this year I bought a set of gift bags which have ribbons already attached and makes wrapping so much easier. Apart from things still to be delivered and stocking gifts everything has been wrapped.

    In case it helps anyone I found perfume I wanted for a dd was ten per cent off in Boots but fifteen per cent off in Debenhams till the day after tomorrow.

    Hugs to all
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 29th Nov 17, 9:11 AM
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    When Mom was on end of life care they withdrew all medication which included pain relief which I said was on par with the Liverpool pathway.

    They soon reinstated it.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 29th Nov 17, 9:23 AM
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    Good morning all

    Oh yes I had forgotten about Trus advent thats something to look forward to

    Blummin cold here gorgeous blue sky looking out the window it could be in the 80's ...I wish

    Yesterday mum was as grumpy as ever if not more and we had tears and lots of "poor me" I struggle with this a lot as I think you all know ..Im tempted to stop visiting sometimes as I will not keep being her punch bag She has refused all the way along to go to the doctors (its a clear case of depression) but I think I managed to get her to call for an appointment on the condition I go with her. Hoping he might be able to suggest other services for bereavement that she could benefit from over time. We live in different towns so I dont know their services

    food yesterday was a jacket with cheese and beans and a bacon butty....needed comfort food

    Today I could do with making a big wholesome veg soup with my fridge bottom stuff. I have realised that apart from bananas (ironically) mum is eating no proper fruit or veg unless I feed her So I will turn up next week with an armful of proper food ready meals for her freezer. Took her a leek and potato soup yesterday so hope she eats that today. I feel like I am caring for a obnoxious toddler at the moment

    lots to do work wise today but will squeezin some house stuff and get that soup in the slow cooker.

    Have a great day all
    • Floss
    • By Floss 29th Nov 17, 10:04 AM
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    Am currently "working from home" with a lovely warm cat on my lap, so thought I would post rather than just read & run.
    Dumpling, Gers, Cranky, Lainey & Holly Harvey sorry to read of your troubles & trips - hope a warming hug from Blackpool will help you feel better.
    TA glad to read you got the meds sorted!
    LW hope Mr LW gets sorted soon
    Tru I'm another keenly waiting - what are we starting with?

    There are all sorts of things going on here in chilly Blackpool:
    DH has bought an new-to-him guitar from a friend so is bouncing around with his wireless headphones on playing all sorts of stuff.
    Christmas is all planned and bought with just the makes to do now, and the cards to write.
    One of our neighbours had to suddenly pull into the parking spaces the other night because of a speeding car, and has unfortunately wiped his car along my car's front wheel arch, so the local body-shop are pricing it up for the repair.
    I've been doing bits of contract work and am on my last few days at our nearest uni as PA to the Heads of Dentistry & Medicine which has been great fun.
    And the best bit - I've managed to land myself a permanent part-time job, job-share Administrator for a local training provider, starting in early January

    Right, the cat has jumped off so it's time for a cuppa
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 29th Nov 17, 11:57 AM
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    Morning all
    It's a cold but sunny morning here.
    I have filled the DW and put it on and made a big pot of bolognese sauce, which is now in the slow cooker. As dad is coming to tea we will have that with spaghetti, topped with grated cheese and chunky fresh bread. We might even have a stodgy pudding and custard for dessert, if we have room in our tummies .
    I have to clean down the kitchen tops in a mo as I seem to have dropsie this morning, I also have to clean the top of the cooker as I threw er dropped sauce all over it . I'm going to take things easy though as my back is still not right and I have taken some painkillers, so I'm on here until they kick in.
    I was happy to hear that TPTB have listened to Cranky and TA and that the "fally down" people are on the mend, even if it is very slowly.
    Tomorrow morning we have been invited to DGS assembly and then to look at his work. The class have been doing the life and works of Roald Dahl, so it will be based on that. Apparently I have to take my purse as there will be another raffle, don't suppose I will win anything for the foreseeable future, as I won the fruit basket last time .
    Nelski many, many hugs and virtual support.
    Floss congrats on the job
    Hope everyone has a good Wednesday. Take care all.
    Last edited by nannywindow; 29-11-2017 at 2:11 PM.
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