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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 “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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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 5th Mar 18, 9:10 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Later today, not sure why just seem to have dawdled a bit

    All the snow has gone thankfully and the sun is peaking through the clouds, it certainly lifts the spirits to see some sunshine after so many grey and cold days.
    Need to get some general chores done this morning and then over to see Lu later, hopefully we can have a gentle leg stretch to blow the old cobwebs away.

    Your daughters guardian angel was certainly present Csarina being hit by a lorry albeit at 20 mph is serious indeed, glad she is recovering at home.

    Mr Weller is singing “ You do something to me “ on the radio, our song, feeling gooey now.

    Have a good day folks x
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 5th Mar 18, 9:30 AM
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    Morning all, thank you Holly for the new thread.

    Still lots of snow on the gardens and footpaths here, the promised rain did not happen yesterday to help clear it We are going to the SM today and I need to go into town for a few urgent bits, but worried about the state of the pavements, I think they will be fine in the town, but not from there to here IYSWIM. Will play it by ear.

    Csarina - A couple of years ago I had a bad fall while away in the caravan and gashed my bonce, I got around the hair washing thing by diluting some shampoo with water in the basin, squeezing out a flannel dipped in it and rubbing that through partings I kept making in my hair, didn't use much shampoo because I couldn't rinse it properly, but it freshened things up for a few days while it healed a bit, then on to dry shampoo for a few more days, trying to avoid the scabby area. Not ideal, but it made me look and feel better

    Ooooh goody the sun has just put his hat on, must get the WMC on.

    Hugs and spoons all.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 5th Mar 18, 11:31 AM
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    Morning all.
    Well this snow continues to disrupt here. Schools closed ( DD and family happy again ) no bin collections and not much in the way of buses if you need to go up the valley. The supermarkets appear to be busy according to the local rag but we are not going anywhere today as the pavements are still under at least a foot of snow. I'm so glad I cancelled my dentist appointment as it's at the top of a very steep hill, I don't want to slip and break a leg !
    Just a general pottering about in order for today, the DW is already on and Mr Fix It is giving the halogen a wash too. I will see if he will steam mop the kitchen floor too while I supervise .
    I don't know what to have for tea, I will check the freezers later. I'm trying to work my way through them and this weather has given me a kick start, so now I'm on a mission to keep eating up the "bits" . ( whilst trying to get back on the diet .)
    Will ring Dad later to see if he's ok, he will probably be chomping at the bit to get out too. I need to go up and change his bedding sometime this week and do some cleaning.
    Righty ho must get off my rear end and do something. What's that you say " have another coffee first " oh well if you insist .
    Hope everyone has a good day. Hugs to all.
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 5th Mar 18, 11:42 AM
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    I have found it on the fire stick so its on my "to watch" list
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 5th Mar 18, 12:16 PM
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    Tru I have read the "Dirk Gently" books (years ago) but didn't know they'd been made into a tv programme. But then, I don't bother to read the schedules myself, I just set the box to record what Mr LW marks up that he wants to see. For those who are unfamiliar, the books are by Douglas Adams, of "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" fame.

    Csarina it's a good sign that DD is bothered about her hair; she must be, albeit slowly, starting to mend. I don't have any ideas myself, but maddiemay's suggestion sounds a good one.

    We have passed our council inspection so we are licenced for another year - I'm afraid I burbled at the poor chap, as I was so nervous, and probably bored him silly with pictures of dogs, but he's happy that we are all in order (nothing has changed from last year, for goodness' sake) and my record-keeping is up to scratch, so we're good to go.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 5th Mar 18, 12:17 PM
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    My DS is home safe. He has returned with a brand new large wheelie case which contains snacks. Just snacks apparently, he is on the phone to DGF and then is going to show us.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 5th Mar 18, 12:52 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Thanks for starting us off Holly. Well done on the cooking

    We are just off on our little jaunt.

    • Gers
    • By Gers 5th Mar 18, 3:23 PM
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    Afternoon all, it's still very chilly here so I'm all wrapped up still.

    Work was fine except for one student who just can't do what he's been asked to, goes on his own way and causes chaos. I stayed behind to do some work as it's warm in the college.

    Did a little shoppping on the way home, shops seem well stocked.

    I hope that's all well with everyone.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 5th Mar 18, 3:59 PM
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    After doing so much cooking yesterday I CBA to do much today so had porridge for breakfast and then set out to the post office to send a letter securely and safely . E mailed dd to say it should arrive tomorrow by one o'clock. The local shop seemed well stocked up so I came back with yoghurt, potatoes, wholemeal loaf, diet cola and veg oil and a couple of ready meals.

    Middle dd gave me a gadget that fits on my wrist and tells me my steps and heart rate so I have been wearing it and am quite shocked to see how little I move when it is cold outside and I do not have to be somewhere.

    I watched tv this morning and the weather guru Dave King was on and believes the snow will come back for five days starting on the 17th of this month so I have been pointing this out on a few threads.

    Hugs to all
    • meanmarie
    • By meanmarie 5th Mar 18, 4:03 PM
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    Afternoon all,

    Managed to get out to supermarket this morning, should be ok for a week now, mile to main road stlll has 6/8 foot 'hedges' where snow has been pushed aside, it is difficult to meet and pass cars coming the other way, there is a slight thaw on though so should be much improved tomorrow. Have now replenished my stocks, so am happy that we will not starve!

    Holly....I am glad that you are doing so well, batch cooking will certainly see you with something healthy to eat every day.

    Hester.....that tenant of yours is a menace, I think you should take others advice and deduct a fine at least for late notification.

    Csarina....glad to hear that DD is recovering well.....the tiredness will be as much from shock as from her injuries, lots of sleep is what she needs.

    Gers....hope that DMs birthday celebrations go to plan.

    Ruby.....8 days work on the trot is hard, rest tomorrow.

    Am on dinner duty now that everybody is back at work, OH demanded steak for dinner, will cook rest of dinner.......spuds, onions mushrooms and let every cook their own steak so that there can be no complaints.

    Stay safe and warm everyone.

    Weight 08 February 86kg
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 5th Mar 18, 4:04 PM
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    Good afternoon chums,washing got damp dry enough to say it smelt fresh anyway, and its now on the airer.Busy week this week, and only two dinners to cook.
    Tonights which will be sweet chilli salmon,brocolli and some new potatoes.

    Tomorrow night I am at the pub quiz where I get fed , and Wednesday evening I am driving up to London at midday, and going with Margaret to the cinema as she need a bit of cheering up,then we are going to have something to eat afterwards .

    We are going to see 'Finding your Feet' with Celia Imrie and Julie Walters it looks like a bit of a giggle.

    Thursday I am cooking for myself, probably chicken and veg and Friday night I am at a charity quiz where we get fed copious amounts of food as its the Kent Messenger quiz and the spread is always pretty good as its held in an hotel in Chatham.

    Saturday night I am out to dinner with eldest DD and family and Sunday I am at youngest DDs for dinner .So not a great deal of cooking going on in my house this week but its so nice to be able to get out and about again. I have a funeral to attend next week in Swanley, its the second one this year and I have another one in 12 days time to go to.I think I have more friends upstairs with The Big Guy than down here with the mere mortals .

    Snow has virtually gone here thank goodness fingers crossed it stays away .

    Hope you are all warm and dry at least

    Cheers chums JackieO xx
    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 freezer and tinned cupboards are going down nicely
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 5th Mar 18, 5:22 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone, a bit longer past this time.

    We had a good flight (complimentary snacks & soft drinks - heavens above I didn’t know that still happened on short flights )

    Apparently everything in Dublin was shut down - airport, buses, trains as the snow was several feet deep - our lovely taxi driver showed us pictures

    We are now safely ensconced in our hotel room - upgraded Really posh hotel & we felt a bit underdressed but then again our money is as good as anyone else’s.

    We have unpacked & sorted out a rucksack for tomorrow’s bank visit & then a little wander around - there is a tram running so might just get on & then get off somewhere!
    Just having a quick coffee in our room & then off to find something to eat + as DH has had 4 small biscuits & I have had a small packet of crisps Our stomachs think our throats have been cut

    Hope everyone is OK.

    • Judi
    • By Judi 5th Mar 18, 7:16 PM
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    My sources of stress are now gone....i can breathe now until Friday....

    I'll celebrate with a cappuccino and a little later, an early night.

    Have a good night all.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
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