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    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 11th Feb 18, 6:14 AM
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    Old Style Daily Sunday 11th February
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    • 11th Feb 18, 6:14 AM
    Old Style Daily Sunday 11th February 11th Feb 18 at 6:14 AM
    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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    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 11th Feb 18, 2:26 PM
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    Afternoon folks. A Big welcome to Poppy - hope you soon feel among friends.

    Well I got off my arris after posting this morning and prepped the veg, put pork in on low and got myself muffled up for the trip into town I intended doing yesterday. I set off like Nanook of the North and got in town to find no snow down there! I looked rather overdressed!

    First stop was Fultons where I got a 1 kg pack of cooking bacon and it was just as lean as my last pack. Brilliant bargain for £1.50. Next stop B & M for a supply of Hartley's SF Jelly. The price is sneaking up but still far cheaper than Sainsbobs. Also stocked up on Napolina cherry tomatoes at 2 tins for £1 and other odd bits. So a worthwhile trip out.

    Lunch has been eaten and enjoyed and enough pork, potatoes & Veg left over for tomorrow. Now in the fridge alongside the leftover chicken curry from last night, which we will finish off tonight for supper.

    We currently have blue sky but in no time at all the snow will be falling again. Seem to be having the same weather as GERS today.

    Enjoy the rest of your day folks and SILVER-OLDIE I do hope you get to see your DGS during half term xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • Floss
    • By Floss 11th Feb 18, 4:23 PM
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    We were in Kirkcaldy for a party yesterday, I drove up the M6 to Gretna services through horrendous rain, then DH got sunshine. Today driving home there was snow on the Edinburgh bypass, frozen snow down the road to Moffat (where we saw gritter Snow Farah!) and then snow flurries on the M6 past Carlisle, with 2 gritters & plows within 8 miles of home, almost unheard of around here! Its just gone dark with another snow shower here, am glad I don't have to go anywhere tonight.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 11th Feb 18, 5:24 PM
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    We have had two hailstorms and some snow as well as sunshine, quite spectacular!
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 11th Feb 18, 5:56 PM
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    It has been mainly sunny, but as cold as charity and 3 very heavy snow storms, which only lasted about 10 minutes. OH remarked that we have had more snow storms (although not much has stuck) this winter than our previous 6 here in total, hope that is the last of it.

    Love the snow plough names Floss, particularly Snow Farah

    Poppy - sorry missed to welcome your earlier
    • Judi
    • By Judi 11th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
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    We have had quite a bit of snow today but it hasnt stuck. Its bitterly cold though.

    We had Diva for a few hours this morning into afternoon. Her Mommy had a bad day with her yesterday and Grump moans that he never sees her (Diva not her Mum) so i suggested having her for a few hours. Of course i will be having her tomorrow for the day as its childcare day but at least her Granddad got to see her.

    Havent seen Youngest for 24 hours but he's ok. He's sent me the odd text to say he is ok.

    Grump has done the odd jobs in the house i asked him to so all is well.

    Have a good night all.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 11th Feb 18, 6:17 PM
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    Excuse me whilst I blow my top!!!!

    Cooked supper, OH left half of it.......spent over an hour sweating over a hot stove and most of his is in the bucket..........Had I cooked him egg and chips it would have disappeared in an instant. I am seriously hissed off.

    I know his headache has ramped up, but there is nothing I can do about it, he is taking pain killers which do not seem to be having any effect at all....what can I do nowt.

    At the rate I am going it will be me in hospital not him........
    • Judi
    • By Judi 11th Feb 18, 6:41 PM
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    Excuse me whilst I blow my top!!!!

    Cooked supper, OH left half of it.......spent over an hour sweating over a hot stove and most of his is in the bucket..........Had I cooked him egg and chips it would have disappeared in an instant. I am seriously hissed off.

    I know his headache has ramped up, but there is nothing I can do about it, he is taking pain killers which do not seem to be having any effect at all....what can I do nowt.

    At the rate I am going it will be me in hospital not him........
    Originally posted by csarina2
    So unappreciative....
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 11th Feb 18, 6:54 PM
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    Finally, I have managed to log on! First I forgot I'd had to change me wretched password (why? after nearly 10 years using the same one? grrr) then my internet connection started playing up - not sure why, Mr LW was connected on the pc with no problem (same router, same room even). Anyways, I pressed a few buttons and managed to connect again. I wonder if Cortana is trying to get back at me because I won't give her any information (she'll only pass it along to M1cros0ft if I do) and I've told her to shut her clack - permanently. Well it's as good a theory as any.....

    Just caught up with yesterday's thread; I've been quite poorly all weekend so didn't come on here at all yesterday.

    Csarina so sorry to hear your friend's sad news.

    Jackie I'm glad you've managed to stay with us; it just wouldn't be the same without you.

    Poppy welcome; this is definitely the right place to find virtual friends.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Feb 18, 10:49 PM
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    Thanks Lamewolf ,well a nice day today ,apart from the awful snow and hail this afternoon, but I was in a very comfotable hotel eating cake and drinking coffee at my DGD's baby shower, there were some fun quizes and I won a goodie bag with sweets a small bottle of prosecco some posh chocolates and a face mask !!! think my DD will use that as my fizog could do with polyfilla

    Delicious roast Chicken dinner at DDs followed by treacle pud and custard and I am totally stuffed.

    DGD Katie got lots of smashing things for the baby and with us all guessing the date, length of labour etc it was a fun afternoon

    Tomorrow morning I have to fit in a quick visit to my book club and then back to DDs to look after the boys s its half term.

    Eldest DD is enjoying her NYC trip although today apparently it bucketed down.

    Hope everyone has had a peaceful Sunday

    keep warm and dry as the cold weather is still with us for a few more days

    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.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 12th Feb 18, 3:00 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    I know, I know I am very late posting for Sunday but here goes.

    Poppy - you will find lots of virtual friends here.

    Dumpling, I hope you can put black dog back where he belongs & I am sending you virtual (((hugs))).

    My Sunday started at 2.00 a.m. when my DH said there was a fire at the end of our close So being nosey or should that be concerned! I walked the few yards to make sure it was under control to discover a group of drunk people who had thought it was a great idea to start a fire in their teeny front garden - it was blazing nicely with lots of smoke & threatening to set their hedge on fire. Completely clueless & didn’t know what to do - suggested they dial 999 & left them to it. It was obviously all sorted out as the hedge was only slightly singed.

    Bright sunny day but bitterly cold so I resorted to baking - choc chip biccies & Stilton & bacon scones to go with the hm soup. The DH is made of sterner stuff so he was out in the garage making two frames to cover the pipes in the airing cupboard - he made a really good job of it & my first task for Monday when I get up is to put away the towels & bedding. Then I have a whole list of things to do BUT I will not stress - I WILL JUST PLOD ON and what gets done gets done.

    Anyway I’m going to make myself a cup of cocoa & watch a bit of the Winter Olympics & then off to bed

    Hope everyone gets a decent amount of sleep

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