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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 5th Mar 18, 5:03 AM
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    O/S Daily Monday 5th March 2018
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    • 5th Mar 18, 5:03 AM
    O/S Daily Monday 5th March 2018 5th Mar 18 at 5:03 AM
    This is an ďover the garden fenceĒ type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. Itís a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things weíre going to do today or what weíve achieved already. Everyoneís welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasnít 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 donít post large pictures, or clip art Ė links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that donít 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 5th Mar 18, 5:07 AM
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    Morning everyone

    I managed to get out for a short walk up to the town yesterday and was surprised at how many people there were about. I think it is the busiest I have seen it since the beginning of December. There must be a lot of people who were fed up with being stuck indoors and just wanted to get out. The park was also busy for the time of the year as well, especially as it was raining.

    I did get a few jobs done yesterday by doing 15 minutes at a time, and have vacuumed through and cleaned some of the bathroom.

    Today I will try and get one load of washing done. Iíve got a few things that need to be hand washed as well.

    Iíve frozen the last portion of my stew and got some chicken breast portions out of the freezer yesterday. Iím going to prepare the veg and put them in the slow cooker, this will make three portions of chicken stew, one for today and Iíll either have this for the next two days as well if I donít feel up to cooking or freeze them. Not very adventurous, but is beats living on biscuits and toast.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing, and stay warm and safe
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 5th Mar 18, 5:31 AM
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    Morning Holly, thank you for starting the thread.

    If you do several batch cooks when you can muster tge energy, you will end up with a choice of home made ready meals, it is only the first one or two batches when you end up eating the same thing every day.

    I've had another night of poor sleep, at least the snow has mostly thawed, allowing my OH to get to the airport later. While he's off collecting DS I'll get everything tidy so that he can mess it up when he arrives.

    I'll do a Sunday roast on a Monday tonight. I'm not working until Wednesday this week, just using up some annual leave.

    Hope everyone has a good day, csarina2 good to hear that your DD is on the mend.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Judi
    • By Judi 5th Mar 18, 5:45 AM
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    Morning all,

    Slept well considering I spent most of yesterday afternoon asleep. I must have needed it though. Thankfully, no hound needed to go out, no hound went walkabout during the night.

    Grump left for work half an hour ago. Youngests alarm will be going off soon.

    Childcare day for me. Diva isn't keen on jars of baby food so I'll try her with something home made.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • tru
    • By tru 5th Mar 18, 6:08 AM
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    I'm glad your daughter's home csarina xx

    I spent most of yesterday writing lists, browsing Pinterest, reading blogs, and eating I've finished the border on my blanket, not sure I'm entirely happy with it. I'll leave it for a few days and if I'm still not happy I'll unravel it and try something else.

    Has anyone seen Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agancy? I really like it and have no idea why - I've watched three episodes so far and am getting more confused by the minute. I have no idea what's going on and think it'd make more sense if I watched it while drunk

    We had some rain yesterday, it didn't last long then the sun came out and I had to open the back door and a couple of windows to cool the house down a bit!

    The first of three loads of washing has just finished, I need to sweep and mop downstairs and hoover upstairs. I have work for most of the morning. I need to go over my spreadsheets this afternoon, that won't take long so when I've finished I'll pick up my list of non-urgents and choose one thing to do from that.

    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 5th Mar 18, 6:30 AM
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    Morning All

    I'm going back to work today, hurrah! I will be very glad to get there and get back to normality, the children can have a later start if the parents choose, up to 9.45 before they are marked late or we have to start phoning to see if they are ok.

    Went to the SM yesterday for fruit and veg but there wasn't much there, I'll use what is in the freezer. Also went for lunch with DD, first time I've seen her since before she went on holiday on Feb 7th!

    I've decided that the diet starts today, it's been the 'Feast from the East' for me, I've done nothing but eat while I've been off! Going to join the fat club on Thursday but thought it would be a good idea to get going today.

    Pleased to hear your DD is home csarina, what a scary thing to happen.
    You're doing really well Holly, you will probably feel so much better for eating properly.
    Enjoy having DS home AOD!

    Have a good day, take care. XX
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 5th Mar 18, 6:34 AM
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    Morning everyone

    Hollyharvey - thanks for starting us off, remember just doing a few bits each day helps, don't try to do too much otherwise it just overwhelms you x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Now light, wet and soggy here, laying water everywhere from the thawed out snow, and we didn't have very much at all, hate to think what it would be like if we'd had deep snow. Much milder too.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly, I think he'll be hoping for pancakes for breakfast, sometimes it's a Monday treat if there's batter left from yesterday's Yorkshires.

    Lunch yesterday was roast pork, roasties, mash, cauli and brocolli in cheese sauce, carrots, peas, yorkshires and gravy. Fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg for dinner tonight, hairdresser is coming so will be a bit of a late meal.

    We visited the outlaws and my parents yesterday, all ok with them all.

    Back to work today, thinking it may be busy as the weather is much better and people can get out and about easier. We'll see.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 5th Mar 18, 6:35 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Holly, hugs to those in need, great news Csarina.

    I've had very little sleep and woken up with face ache. My tenant phoned at 6 last night to tell me there is a leak in the kitchen, it's been leaking for 3 days and she's been too busy to phone. Three days will have done heaven knows how much damage to the kitchen. The lease states that problems must be reported within 24 hours, I shall be writing to her later today, I spent the entire night tossing and turning and grinding my teeth!

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 5th Mar 18, 6:37 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY. Dare I say it but there looks to be marginally less snow out there this morning - a thaw must be setting in at last. Please let that be an end to the snow now. We had our first falls in November and it seems to have been a long cold winter since then.

    Good news CSARINA. I hope your DD soon makes a full recovery. It will probably take time. You'll feel happier when you have actually seen her yourself.

    TRU I have never heard of that programme. It sounds err diferent but interesting too! What channel is it on?

    I think today may well be a CBA day but will try and fit in the odd job or two if I can make the effort. Lots of leftovers from yesterday's lunch so that will be dinner tonight, plated up and popped in the mw. Doubtless it will be the usual soup for lunch, with perhaps a bacon sarnie. I was whizzing a big batch of pea and ham soup on Saturday and my liquidiser just stopped. Oh no, I thought, more expense! But it turned out to be just the fuse. It's done me good service over the years so I couldn't complain if it had died.

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) as always where they are needed. Take care xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • carolbee
    • By carolbee 5th Mar 18, 6:50 AM
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    Morning all

    I always read but donít often post.

    Snow all gone down here in our little corner of Kent.

    Made good use of snow time to decorate hall stairs and landing, living room, kitchen and cloakroom still to do before the nicer weather comes and can get to allotment.

    trying out SW recipes before joining local group on Wednesday, have meal planned them and eaten a couple, very good so far.

    Off to Hythe today, good to be out and about.

    Hope youíre all OK if weather still bad in your various locations
    • Gers
    • By Gers 5th Mar 18, 7:02 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    Light before 7.00sm, lovely! It does not seem quite as cold as last week.

    Tru - I really enjoyed Dirk Gently, only one series but Stephen Manghan (?) was perfect in the role. And yes, definitely a bit weird. A

    Yesterday was peaceful and restful. My liver, onions, peas and mash was so tasty. There is enough for today too.

    I am going down to DMs on Wednesday afternoon this week to prepare for her birthday and calm her nerves. She now thinks there will be more snow and all will be ruined!

    Now I have got teaching this morning and then will spend some time prepping.

    Take care everyone, keep snug and safe.

    Happy Monday
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 5th Mar 18, 7:04 AM
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    Morning all. It's definitely thawing here, there's still plenty of snow lying though.

    I wasn't out yesterday, that's the third day in a row, it's a long time for me not to be out. I'll be out this morning though as it's my Book Group. It's at the library which is just a short walk away. I've got a little bit of shopping to get while I'm out,

    Lunch will probably be the lentil and tomato soup I made last night in the slow cooker, I use the slow cooker so much in the winter. I think we may have fish and chips tonight, there's fish in the freezer and I'll make oven chips in the halogen, if that makes sense.

    Glad your daughter is home Csarina, how relieved you must be.
    Hester, your tenant seems to give you some grief

    Take care folks, whatever you are doing
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 5th Mar 18, 7:12 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It feels a lot milder this morning so I will delay putting the heating on as we have burned through so much gas whilst the cold snap was here. I will be here on m y own for most of the day anyway and I have the dogs to cuddle if it gets too chilly .

    Steve has left for work and Phoebe is in the shower. No sign of the other two yet. I will jump in the shower once the girls have finished with the bathroom and dig out a jumper to wear today.

    I am going to make beef madras for dinner tonight with the leftovers from yesterday. I am sure there will be complaints that it will be too spicy but there is always beans on toast as an alternative.
    I made myself a nice breakfast of the last of my home made bread toasted with marmite and a sliced tomato and then I had a vanilla yoghurt with some berries. It was very tasty and should keep me filled up for a while. I haven't been able to stop myself overeating for weeks now and I have put on weight so I am going to track my calories for a while and cut down where I can.

    Hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • redruby
    • By redruby 5th Mar 18, 7:15 AM
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    Morning all

    Looks to be a nice day here with the sun peeking through a bit, I hope those of you that still have snow are able to get out and about soon.

    Off to work for me day eight and Ive had enough ! came home yesterday completely shattered and a bit tearful as it was a busy day and very full on, its just getting too much for me.

    Not sure about dinner tonight will go and look in the freezer after this it will have to be something quick and easy.

    Not doing anything else tonight it can wait till tomorrow.

    Take care everyone and have a good day xx
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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 5th Mar 18, 7:44 AM
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    Good morning all

    Thank you for starting us off Hollyharvey

    Good news Csarina.

    Snow has gone so I think we will go for a walk, will be good to get out.
    Hopefully can get the washing line dried.

    Have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 5th Mar 18, 8:24 AM
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    Good morning chums, and a strange yellow ball in the sky yup its the sun.
    The thaw has got rid of the majority of the horrible white stuff and I am going for a nice walk to the library this morning to return my books and then a good stroll around the park.

    Just to get some fresh air is wonderful after being stuck indoors for a week. No food shopping needed as I am still working my way through the stuff indoors .

    I have put the washing on. and hopefully it will get a bit of a blow on the line then I will stick it on the airer in the conservatory I hate drying stuff inside.

    Just to see the roads and paths clear is fantastic after all the bad weather, Hopefully the bin men will turn up this week along with the postmen.

    I hope those of you who still have snow can get around a bit better, its 9c here at the moment and bright which is enough to cheer my Monday morning up.

    Happy birthday to those who are celebrating.The clocks change this month as well so spring will definitely be on the way.

    Csarina thank goodness your DD is home again I do hope she recovers quickly, what a nasty experience.

    Nannywindow I too can remember the winter of '47 and of '63 '47 was especially bad because of severe rationing plus shortages of coal, it was coats as well as blankets on the beds back then

    Hope you all have a great day and perhaps the sun will shine down on you too

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
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    Running total for four months food only shopping =£126.24.Freezer stuff slowly going down at last May totals £31.11 freezer and tinned cupboards are going down nicely
    • Judi
    • By Judi 5th Mar 18, 8:36 AM
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    So pleased to hear your daughter is home Csarina.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • tiredmum2
    • By tiredmum2 5th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    Morning all
    Dolly has been walked and is now resting in her bed . The weather is quite pleasant after the last few days.
    DS is driving me mad and still has no job he is waiting on some paperwork for one but does not seem motivated as he has aspergers very mildly he needs to keep busy
    Countdown now for holibobs i need to start packing this week as i have lots of appointments and DH is off to Italy for business ,DD2 is popping home on friday to go to a local spa with her bestie ,DD1 is taking me out for lunch and last min holiday shopping on Thursday and I have booked pedi manicure and hair for this week as well and breathe .
    Dinner tonight pie n mash we are still eating out of the freezer so no shopping this week for us.
    Hugs to all who need them have a great day whatever you are up to x
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 5th Mar 18, 8:54 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    I've not been able to post since last week because of the snow. I've been snowed in at the flat and I couldn't remember my new password for here and didn't fancy the hassle of changing it all.

    All is well. Indeed the weather has been bad, as I'm sure it has for us all. Fortunately my mum has a jeep, and she could collect me and take me to the supermarket (which had hardly anything in it). I think we've seen the last of it thankfully. I do hope everyone has been keeping well.

    Back to normal today. Gym this morning and football tonight.

    Hope everyone has a nice day
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 5th Mar 18, 9:04 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    I have just read the meters it appears that we have used 57 units of gas last week, the bill £83 eekkkkk.......this is why I was so cross they put the payment down and refunded £100 in the autumn. I have already transferred money over from the electric account. I am going to have to ring them......... I am going to change suppliers when my present deal comes to an end.

    Its a bright morning, although there are clouds on the horizon, I have the bed linen in the washer but doubt it will dry on the line. Will put it out anyway.

    My trusty Remoska gave up the ghost yesterday. I think I have had it 0ver 10 years, it was around £80 when I bought it. Ordered a new one, £149.00 some inflation!! although I have to admit they have updated it and changed the base and lid. I actually bought my first one around 1998, it was replaced when the glass fell out of the lid and the second one when it start blowing the electrics, so that was my third one. The first two were replaced no questions asked.

    Message from DD2 she slept the clock round again, stiff and sore but feeling a bit better this morning. going daft because she cannot wash her hair. Wonder if she could use a dry shampoo, any thoughts???? obviously she will have to keep it out of the wound.

    Time to go. Having sacked my cleaners I am going to have to shift my butt and do it myself. Doing the bedroom this morning as I have stripped the bed. Also need to sort out the toilet, I am going to doo the bathroom before we go to DD2's tomorrow, will use the steamer on it. Coffee morning at the little chapel on Wednesday. Aldi Thursday to replenish stocks and do any shopping DD wants. So a busy week ahead.
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