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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 2nd Dec 17, 5:55 AM
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    O/S Daily Saturday 2 December 2017
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 5:55 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 2 December 2017 2nd Dec 17 at 5:55 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 2nd December 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.

    Morning everyone

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    DH and myself up and enjoying first very early cuppas - tried to go back to sleep but couldn't so I'm now surfing on here.

    Dinner last night was disjointed as DS1 texted me from work to say he was going out and would it possible to have an early dinner, DH had already said he was on a later finish due to a late job, so organised mine and the boys dinner for earlier, boys had chicken and ham kievs, chips and beans/veg, I defrosted some veggie curry and had that with rice, DH had his kievs etc when he came in, which wasn't as late as he thought. Tonight will just be pizzas, battered chicken portions, salad, curly fries/french fries, coleslaw/pasta salad.

    This morning I will be heading into town to visit the bank and building society, I'll also be taking DH's watch in to the jewellers to see what they can do/recommend. DS2 will probably catch a lift too and go to the gym.

    Yesterday I got myself into gear a bit more, and got both the xmas puds made, the ironing done after the food shop, so everything feels a bit more organised. This afternoon is likely to be chilled, but may visit the outlaws and my parents.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 2nd Dec 17, 6:47 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Becky came home yesterday for her birthday weekend, she is in very good spirits but has only had one hour of sleep so far. I am absolutely hanging but Steve has just got up and made us bacon sandwiches and a cuppa so I will be able to stay awake for a while longer. I'm not too worried as I will be able to catch up on some sleep later as we don't have anything on.

    Steve and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary yesterday as well so we marked the occasion by putting up the Christmas tree and decorating the living room. It looks like Christmas now . I couldn't really get into the spirit of things whilst the uncertainty of whether Becky would be home hung over us but now I know she will definitely be here over Christmas I can start feeling festive.

    I am knitting my third scarf, three more to go, I am also knitting a matching hat for Jemima and some more little Christmas fairy mice. I swear I need to grow a few more pair of arms for all the projects I have swirling in my brain.

    Thank you nmlc for starting the thread, I hope you manage to get the watch repaired without too much trouble.

    Right I am off to do some more knitting so I will put the twinkly lights on and find some rubbish to watch on tv.
    Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 2nd Dec 17, 6:54 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Tru !!!8211; pleased to see that you are continuing the carol tradition, I was really pleased when you posted it yesterday.

    Dumpling !!!8211; Happy anniversary for yesterday. Thinking of you all and I hope that the rest of the weekend with Becky home goes well xx.

    It has warmed up a bit in this area now which is good. I don!!!8217;t feel quite as cold as I had been.

    I went for the x-ray yesterday and he just said that the result will be emailed to my GP later in the day, so I will phone the surgery for the result on Monday morning. Meanwhile I!!!8217;m going to carry on resting it. I can!!!8217;t walk on it anyhow and staying at home on a weekend this close to Christmas is very appealing.

    I did manage to get a few sm ready meals on the way home yesterday so I don!!!8217;t have to worry about standing and cooking. Some more stolen fell into my basket as well. I have discovered that the stolen freezes well even though it says !!!8216;not suitable for freezing!!!8217; on the box. The quality wasn!!!8217;t impaired at all.

    I!!!8217;m going to go and get myself some breakfast and another cup of tea now before this turns into a major waffle.

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

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • tru
    • By tru 2nd Dec 17, 7:11 AM
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    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Let your heart be light
    From now on your troubles will be out of sight

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas
    Make the Yuletide gay

    From now on your troubles will be miles away

    In my calendar – an elf


    I'm glad Becky's home for her birthday dumpling xx Have a great weekend

    I feel a bit more human today, though I'd be very grateful if this cough would FRO I want to hoover the lounge and stairs today and clean the kitchen floor. Also go through Christmas things – I wanted to go to town this week plus order some things online but I haven't got any of that done and I need to catch up. I have a set way of doing things for Christmas and it's all gone wrong already, lol.

    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 2nd Dec 17, 7:26 AM
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    Morning All

    Not quite as cold this morning thankfully. I was looking forward to having a lie in but I woke at 5.30 as usual.

    The bed has been stripped and washed, another load ready for after I've had a shower. I've also wrapped some christmas presents that arrived during the week so not a wasted morning so far.

    My neighbour and I are going to try another christmas fair this morning, a little more up-market so will hopefully sell some of our wares.

    Happy anniversary dumpling and happy birthday to Becky.
    Keep resting that leg Holly.
    Glad your DM is on the mend Gers.
    Loving the carols again tru!

    Have a good weekend, take care. XX
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 2nd Dec 17, 7:35 AM
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    Good morning all, and loving the carolsTru.
    I'm so pleased for you Dumpling, that Becky is home and in good spirits, hope you catch up on your sleep. Happy Anniversary.
    Hollyharvey, keep resting that knee. I slipped and fell, back in the summer, twisting my knee and ankle. Nothing was broken, but the pain and bruising was horrendous. I didn't rest it enough, which is why I still have twinges in my knee months later.

    The snow has nearly gone here, and it's not as cold, think the forecast is much milder for the weekend. Some of the family will be here today to help decorate the tree, so everything is ready. The tree is up, just awaiting their arrival later this morning.
    Hope everyone has a good day.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 2nd Dec 17, 7:41 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
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    Morning all.

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

    Tru, thanks for the song.

    We're still in bed, I can't believe that dgd is still asleep, but I'll stay under the covers until I hear her stirring.

    I'm looking after my three year old twin grandchildren this afternoon it should be fun.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 2nd Dec 17, 7:41 AM
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    Morning folks. I am just popping on to throw in my sick note. I was AWOL yesterday as all day was spent comatose on the sofa. I didn't know if I was on this earth or Fuller's. Today I feel worse so it will be another sofa day swaddled in a fleece. I am not really sure what consumption is but I think I may have it!

    Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • Gers
    • By Gers 2nd Dec 17, 7:49 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    It!!!8217;s great to see the daily Christmas treat, thanks tru. I!!!8217;ve got a picture of Bing Crosby singing that though I!!!8217;m not convinced it was him.

    The Christmas market in George Square was a complete waste of time. Just a few huts with tat, the usual hot dog / bratwurst stall, some Dutch waffles and an Indian curry hut. There were a couple of other craft-like places but really uninspiring on the whole. Most disappointing.

    DM had a shower yesterday, I!!!8217;m beginning to think she enjoys the attention a little too much! Mind you, at her age I suppose that she!!!8217;s entitled to it.

    The repair estimate for my car has come in at just over £3.5k plus there will other costs for the other company such as car hire etc. Two seconds of not paying attention will cost the other driver dear.

    Just got a couple of DM inspired chores to do today before I get home. She wants her bed changed, I works have done it during her shower yesterday but she wanted the linen that was in the washing machine from last time! It!!!8217;s all dry now and ready to go on.

    Dumpling - a celebration weekend! Congratulations to you and Steve and happy birthday to Becky.

    Right, my day has to start now. I hope that everyone has a happy and peaceful Saturday.

    EDIT - sorry to read you!!!8217;re not well TA - time to look after yourself. Hot drinks and lots of rest. Hope you get better soon.
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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 2nd Dec 17, 9:01 AM
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    Dumpling, happy anniversary and happy birthday to Becky.

    Get well soon TA.

    I had a fall yesterday on the ice. I was walking Ziggy and my feet went from under me. I landed on my left side but didn't do too much damage. The worst thing was landing on my elbow which jarred my dodgy shoulder so that will probably give me a few problems for a while.

    We're planning to go up to the christmas fair at Kirkby Lonsdale today so we need to wrap up warmly as it looks miserable out there.

    Yesterday was a day for adding to next year's diary. We booked seats at the Edinburgh tattoo - just need the accommodation now and DD booked tickets for the female half of the family to see Matthew Bourne's Cinderella at Sadler's Wells in January.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 2nd Dec 17, 9:16 AM
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    Good morning all

    So glad its the weekend woke up at the usual 6.20 but rolled over till 8 I went to bed at 9.30 last night thats one mother of a sleep

    Just catching up on the jungle pathetic is Amir

    TA sorry you are feeling grim time to look after yourself for a change
    Dumpling hope Becky has a lovely birthday weekend
    Holly keep resting that leg

    So today I have my befriending call then I am nipping to James Martins house for some cooking on gas ..... then I guess i will crack on with the weekend clean.

    Dinner last night was steak and kidney pudding (or babies yed as it used to be called in my home town) with peas and mash....couldnt be bothered prepping veg so opened a tin of mushy peas instead ...ah the wonders of single cooking

    Got a large chicken in my online shop which i want for a roast tomorrow but I bought a largeish one so that I could cook some Tikka Masala portions for mum and my freezer so think Ill cook it today then I can see how much I have to work with.. sometimes Asdas version of large is not mine. With a wing and a prayer then I will be on Tikka and nan tonight

    Right party on then have a good day all xx
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 2nd Dec 17, 9:37 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Was up and at the yard for 7am, it's cloudy and dull so ''twas still dark but Lulu was keen to be out bless her. Have just enjoyed scrambled eggs on toast and now nursing my second cup of coffee so feel much more human
    I spent a lovely couple of hours with my DN at her salon's Christmas party, picked up a couple of little extra pressies plus a treat for myself and it was good to see her, my SIL and other family members. The only thing was not many of her clients turned up which was a real shame as she had gone to a lot of effort.
    Not loads planned for today, avoiding the shops is my No 1 priority, will freezer dive for something for supper!

    Happy Anniversary for yesterday Dumpling and hope that Becky enjoys her birthday weekend.
    Get well wishes to TA and healing vibes to Snoozer and Holly.
    Crikey on the car costs Gers bet they that they wish had paid more attention now.

    Happy Saturday folks x
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 2nd Dec 17, 9:54 AM
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    Morning all, warmer here but damp and all looks a bit dull and dreary.
    Dumpling happy anniversary for yesterday and I hope you enjoy today with Becky.
    I have had a strangely poor night so am going to have a warm bath and then a little sleep.
    OH has been shopping, I have some washing to do but getting it dry is a bit of a challenge, still it will get done.
    Hope everyone has a good day.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 2nd Dec 17, 10:07 AM
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    Good morning all,

    I hope you feel better soon TA and thanks for the carol tru. My advent calendar today (Cadbury) contained an unidentifiable Christmas lump. It's not my eyesight - the HT had a good look at it too and we're none the wiser.

    We're going to an elf party today. My friend's son is dairy free and it's his party so I made cakes that he can eat. When his mum told him he can eat the cakes he was very excited. Due to yesterdays baking frenzy (I made tinks's hobnobs and soda bread as well) my leg is a bit sore today but I'll cope.

    Dumpling I hope you all enjoy Becky's birthday weekend. I wish someone would come and put my tree up for me - I'm actually hoping that if I ask the right person nicely today they will come and help

    Take care all of you
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 2nd Dec 17, 10:25 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((Hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    A late start for us today, we stayed up late watching TV, I woke just after 8am but OH was still snoring, it was 9,30 before he stirred. Just had breakfast, going to grapple with my machine, it decided to have a hissy fit yesterday and will not sew properly. I think it will be winging its way to Scotland on Monday for repair.

    Dumpling I hope you have a good weekend with becky.

    TA hope you feel better soon.

    HH hope the Xray is ok.

    Its quite a dull morning but a bit warmer than yesterday, we had bright sun until about 2pm then it started to go dark, so it was lights on.

    No idea whats for supper tonight, possibly pot luck after a freezer dive.
    • Faith76
    • By Faith76 2nd Dec 17, 10:28 AM
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    Morning all,

    Happy anniversary to Dumpling and hugs to those not feeling their best.

    It!!!8217;s a dreary day today but at least I don!!!8217;t have to defrost the car, thankfully. Plans for today are going to get showered etc and take my 10 yr old dd to Shop to get some craft supplies.

    Then this afternoon going to get my 4 and 10 year old to make some Christmas decorations, some for home but some for my youngest to hang in her school classroom.

    Our tree went up last week. I know it was early but we needed cheering up as our bedroom flat roof has been dripping water. Hubby and I have been sleeping on the floor all week. We got it fixed at last but at a costly price of a 1k plus ouch.

    Tonight we are having Thai green curry and rice with poppadoms, may see what there is at the shops as fancy samosas. Need to see if I can get a onesie for DH as a Xmas present.

    Right got to get on. Enjoy your day.
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    • karcher
    • By karcher 2nd Dec 17, 11:15 AM
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    Morning all

    TA hope you feel better soon x

    Dumpling hope you have a lovely anniversary/birthday weekend with Becky home x

    Tru I must admit to not being a fan of Christmas but thank you for your efforts x

    Snoozer and HH hope your aches and pains subside soon x

    Well I managed to fall asleep on the sofa last night I was absolutely exhausted. I was wrapped up in PJ's, big thick socks/slippers, big cosy dressing gown and a thick fleece blanket. I was cosy and warm and knew my bed would be cold so gave in to my eyes not wanting to stay open.

    Unfortunately I woke at 2am so then spent a few hours surfing the net once I'd got in to bed. Luckily I did eventually go back to sleep for a few hours so feel vaguely human today.

    No plans at all today and I am now on the sofa with a cup of coffee wearing the same ensemble I was wearing last night

    Have a good day all and take care x
    • Floss
    • By Floss 2nd Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    Tru thank you

    Just written the Christmas cards while watching the cricket, just waiting for new addresses for 2 before they go in the post.

    Will be selecting our tree tomorrow for collection next weekend. Not sure when DH is planning to trim up, but it will be before his birthday on 14th!
    • Judi
    • By Judi 2nd Dec 17, 11:50 AM
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    Morning all,

    happy anniversary for yesterday Dumpling and i hope you have a lovely birthday weekend with Becky.

    TA hope your feeling better soon. Be kind to yourself.

    Miserable day here, neither me or Grump got any sleep last night, he's only been working away a few days but both of us found it hard sleeping in the same bed last night. He woke up at 7, moaned and whined till 10.30 until i decided i'd had enough and got up to have a shower then he promptly went back to sleep. He's still asleep snoring his head off and i am having to force my eyes to stay open.

    Supposed to be going food shopping this morning. It aint happened. The rate we are going, it aint going to happen this afternoon either.

    Grumps out of town allowance was sorted yesterday. He has booked his digs until Christmas. Not sure what he is doing after that. The job goes on until February but his work mate is leaving at Christmas and Grump cant afford the digs on his own, presently they are sharing the expense.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 2nd Dec 17, 12:19 PM
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    Hi all
    Had a rubbish sleep again last night, don't seem to be able to have two good nights in a row lately .
    This morning I have fed the Xmas cakes and fed the birds. I washed the bird feeder yesterday and filled it up this morning, watched by the birds who in turn were being watched by someones cat. Don't think it has a chance of catching anything though, it's too lazy ! I have also hoovered through downstairs.
    I'm trying to type this with Mr Fix It ranting in my ear about good TV programmes over Christmas, or rather the lack of .
    After lunch I have persuaded Mr Fix It to steam clean the kitchen floor, how come he will attempt anything, as long as he can use a gadget ? I on the other hand, will try to get all the Xmas presents down ready to wrap, especially the stuff for DD's hamper which I have to try to stuff it into it's basket .
    I did write my cards yesterday although I haven't enough postage stamps, I'm 3 short . I will have to buy some more next week and if it's not too cold tonight I will " post " the neighbours cards through their doors. I must put my bread flour in the freezer today too.
    Tea tonight will be BBQ pork steaks found in the freezer with ? , haven't decided yet.
    Hugs to all the poorlies TRU, Holly, TA, Snoozer and Cranky, I hope I haven't forgotten anyone but please take a hug or two if you need it. Sending healing thoughts.
    Hope all the sleepless get a decent sleep tonight , me included.
    Faith happy crafting !
    Dumpling belated Happy Anniversary and have a lovely time with Becky.
    Take care all.
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