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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 14th Mar 18, 6:13 AM
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    O/S Daily Wednesday 14th March 2018
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    • 14th Mar 18, 6:13 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 14th March 2018 14th Mar 18 at 6:13 AM
    O/S Daily Wednesday 14th March 2018

    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

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit.

    Now light, cold and frosty but clear sky - supposed to be quite warm later.

    Dinner last night was fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg. I remembered to get the pork steaks out to defrost so tonight we'll be having those with mash, carrots, LO cauli/broc cheese, LO yorkshires and gravy.

    Work yesterday was horrendous again although it did quieten down in the last hour, today will be another busy one no doubt, but it does make the day flash past and I'm only working until lunchtime as I have a dentist appointment this afternoon, I do have a training session at work that I have to attend tomorrow morning for an hour (on my day off, grrrr...)

    Came home from work yesterday to find all the display panel on the WM flashing bright orange lights and the machine not really doing anything. I managed to get the door open and it hadn't drained so the washing was sat in water - tried to re-set it to at least make it spin/pump out the water so I could rescue the clothes - nothing doing, so hand wrung all the washing over the sink, this will now get pegged out on to the line and hopefully dry outside, I couldn't put it over the airer inside as it was still to wet so no good trying to put it in the TD either. I managed to ring the engineers and as both my fridge freezer and washing machine are the same make and both have cover plans I've booked a repair for the WM back to back with the fridge freezer repair that got cancelled last week - hoping they don't cancel this time, we'll see. If they cancel again this week I'll be putting in a complaint - if the engineers don't come out to do repairs what's the point of paying for a cover plan?

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 14th Mar 18, 6:38 AM
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    Good morning everyone, and thank you NMLC for starting off.
    It's fine and dry here, but frosty.
    We had a busy -ish day yesterday. The usual Tai Chi class in the morning, then we went to DD's, to help clean up a bit now the builder has finished. It's mainly plaster dust, which gets everywhere, and clogs up the vacuum filters. She and her partner had already done a lot on Sunday, but the blooming stuff is so hard to shift, and her baby is due very soon, and she's not a good shape for bending down!! It'll all get done though.

    It was our quiz night last night,as well, which is a pleasant night out, and local, so we can walk over.

    Today, i'm going to buy some new pillows, what excitement eh! I buy new every year or so. I've tried washing them but they are always a queer shape when they come out of the washer.

    I hope everyone is all right, thinking especially of Holly Harvey, and Dumpling's family.

    Take care folks, and have as good a day as you can
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 14th Mar 18, 6:43 AM
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    Morning All

    Well done to Simon JackieO, sounds like a treasure.
    Hope your injury recovers soon Speky.

    Not much going on here, I went to bed at 8.30 last night, read for about half an hour and then woke up this morning! I feel so much better this morning.

    Hope you all have a happy Wednesday. Take care. XX
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 14th Mar 18, 6:47 AM
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    Good morning and thank you for starting the thread nmlc.

    I have a dentist appointment too, mine is at 9.20 but 2 buses to get there. The dentist has squeezed me in so must not be late.
    I'm about to have some toast and a shower, and must not forget to take the crown with me to vecre-cemented on. Whether or not he will replace my missing filling today is yet to be seen. The receptionist said he would at least do a temporary filling but those often take just as long as a proper filling.

    Then work and we have a leaving lunch for someone going on maternity leave so I've made brownies and they have turned out very sticky, oh well.

    Thoughts are with Holly, hope everyone is ok, especially Dumpling and family, must be off
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 14th Mar 18, 6:53 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks NMLC. A thick frost here but an amazing sunrise above the hill so promising to be a nice day by the looks of it.

    It was very quiet on here yesterday I hope everyone is ok? Mr TA had a bad day yesterday with the pain/discomfort he gets from time to time and the Oncology doctors can't understand why. It's a worry. He can only face eating tiny amounts when it happens. I am hoping he will have picked up overnight as we are booked at the Alhambra tonight for the Anton and Erin show featuring the golden age of Hollywood. We also have a restaurant voucher for a meal beforehand, though that could be used another time if he is still not up to eating. The problem is whether he will be fit to go to the Alhambra. We are supposed to be going by train and DS picking us up afterwards.This was a Christmas present and I try to tell the kids it's dodgy booking anything in advance for us as we never know what Mr TA is going to be like a couple of months hence with all his health problems.

    Oh well I can but see what he is like when he gets up so it's fingers crossed. Not a lot else was planned for today other than a bit of pottering.

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) as always for all who want/need them. Maybe we will have news today of HOLLY. 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 14th Mar 18, 7:05 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    Itís very grey here with a promise of rain to come.

    Good to read about your family JackieO, decent people hardly hit the headlines anymore.

    TA - your evening sounds magical, fingers crossed for MrTA.

    Today Iíve only got one student again, if she turns up. The missing one from yesterday has been withdrawn from her course now. Later on Iím doing a bit of volunteer driving, only a short trip.

    My clearing out kitchen cupboards yesterday was really good. Too many old and going nasty cake tins, unwanted bowls and so on. Not only did I find lost sour jellybeans but also the manual for my oven so I now know what all the functions are on it. I may have a play with it later.

    Now, I hope everyone has a happy Wednesday.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 14th Mar 18, 7:10 AM
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    Morning all

    Yesterday turned out to be a gorgeous spring day we had the doors open at work for a while, today seems to be looking the same the forecast for Saturday / Sunday is heavy snow though crazy weather !

    I was very sad to see the death of Stephen Hawking what an extraordinary man he was, RIP Stephen x

    Off to work today will need to go and rummage in the freezer after this to see what we can eat tonight.

    Will do a wash tonight and have a sweep through.

    TA I hope Mr TA feels better x

    Have good days all xx
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 14th Mar 18, 7:14 AM
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    Good morning all

    Thank you for starting us off nmlc

    Jackie - well done to Simon

    TravellingAbuela- hope you have a lovely evening

    Specky hope your injury is feeling better

    Thinking of Holly

    Nothing happening here, weather looks ok so will try and get out for a walk.

    Hope you all have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 14th Mar 18, 7:45 AM
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    TA might it be worth a phone call to the Alhambra to ask if your tickets can be exchanged for a gift voucher to use another time? Hope Mr TA feels better soon.

    NMLC I was wondering when the CT bills would be going I know to expect ours soon!
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 14th Mar 18, 7:46 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Morning all

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

    Well done Simon, ouch Specky, I hope Mr TA feels better today.

    Not sure what I'm doing today whether I have any childcare to do, it should be later if I am needed.

    Have a good day everyone
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 14th Mar 18, 8:08 AM
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    Good morning all, quite bright out, but not sure of the forecast. Knit N Natter today, must finish my poppy ready to start another one, we are joining a project to knit a curtain made of knitted/crochet ones.

    Yesterday was sunny and warm, I managed a whole hour in the garden raking out dead leaves and twigs from the borders, this is a major achievement for me in terms of spoons, I want so much to reclaim the herbaceous borders I planted before I got poorly and which have deteriorated badly in the last 2 years, OH was out there too and we filled the green bin which was collected late morning.

    then I drove out to and spent the afternoon with DM, it was 13 years yesterday since Dad suddenly died and it was nice to sit and chat for a couple of hours, I am getting used to the new (to us) car too, but don't ask me to park in any small spaces yet

    Sending hugs and spoons as needed, thinking of Holly and hoping that Mr TA feel better today. Congratulations to Simon JackieO, he sounds a lovely guy. nmlc thanks for the new thread, I hope that the domestic appliances get sorted as scheduled.

    I have a new recipe book from the library and also bought a book about how the digestive system works, I hope that it will help me get to grips with the awful IBS before my long holiday in May.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 14th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Sorry to hear the sad news about Prof S Hawking, a true genius in our time, RIP.

    Dry and bright here in East Anglia, need to be out and about soon as our lovely farrier is due at the yard to do Luís feet. He is a smashing chap, very down to earth even though he does a lot of work for the big racing stables, and treats my girlie no different from one of the million pound jobs
    Other than that the WM is on and it can all go outside to dry, have also taken pork loin steaks out of the freezer for tea, not sure what with, weíll see.

    Many congrats to Simon Jackie.
    Hope Mr TA feels up to the excursion out.
    Feel better soon wishes to Speky and all other poorlies, special wishes for dear Holly.

    Have a good day folks x
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 14th Mar 18, 8:25 AM
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    Good Morning chums and a beautiful sunny start to the day and a forecast of a tropical 13c I know the papers keep saying the winter is not over yet ,so I enjoy the odd day when we see the sun and just to have a stroll in the fresh air this morning and maybe see how the sudden burst of warmth will make the bulbs open will be great.
    This afternoon I have a committee meeting at u3A so I have quite a bit to do before I go there. No shopping though I shall do my food shopping tomorrow.

    Only a couple of weeks and it will be Easter and the clocks changing will brighten us all up I hope.( I am looking forward to my ginger nut biscuits if nothing else at the end of Lent )

    Hope we have some cheering news about Holly H and that she too will soon rejoin our happy band.Thanks everyone for your good wishes regarding my son-in-law Simon. I am still beaming with pride for him,shame his own Mother isn't as pleased Her response was 'Huh, a bit daft at his age to be bothering ' Bless him he took over her job at 17 when she decided she was leaving to take up with her B/F leaving a 13,15 and 17 year old to fend for themselves with his Dad. No wonder our Si is such a great Dad to his brood.He virtually looked after his own siblings until he married my DD.

    Sad to hear about Stephen Hawkins, what an amazing man and how nothing had stopped him achieving his dreams.

    Right time to get the kettle on and sort out some paperwork.

    Have a good day everyone, and I hope the sun shines down on you all where ever you may be

    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.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 14th Mar 18, 8:36 AM
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    Good morning chums,

    Red sky this morning, dry and not too chilly.

    Yesterday evening wasn't very exciting. I had an early night, slept right through, but still felt sluggish when I woke. Forced myself up, necked a coffee and went to the gym. Usual Wednesday night for me as I'll be playing football.

    Oh, and for the dog lovers. My mum has decided to let her !!!!! golden retriever have pups. A family friend, who has a male with an excellent pedigree, visited yesterday. All very exciting. I promise to get some pictures up when they arrive!

    Jackie - Let Simon be a metaphor for life. The sunshine always comes after the rain. Despite a bad start to 2018, there's 9 months still to go. Grab them by the neck and squeeze them for all the joy that's there, like I know you can.
    AoD - Sticky brownies sound perfect!!!
    TA - I hope Mr TA feels a bit better today and you manage to have a nice evening.
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 14th Mar 18, 8:37 AM
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    Morning all,

    its a$$ kicking day today, had my meters read on Monday and despite being £140 in credit they want to increase the direct debit £20 a month. Their mentality must be "better in our pocket than hers" well they can go and sod off!

    Grump hasnt gone into work today, he is sitting in his digs. His digs cost him £200 a week and he has only done half a days work up to now. I told him Sunday night he wasnt well enough to go....He's hanging on because he wants to go to Pembroke castle on Friday...i hope he is well enough.

    He's booked 4 days in the van next week....he says we are going if it kills him. Probably will as well. Oh why does he never listen to me!

    Nmlc i hope your washer gets sorted soon. I'm lost without mine.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
    Last edited by Judi; 14-03-2018 at 9:54 AM.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 14th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one. Hoping that we get good news re Holly soon.

    Yesterday was bright and sunny, OH said it was quite warm in the shed, he was out for an hour in the morning potting stuff up. Its another bright morning, I have the towels in the washer, they should dry outside.

    OH has an appointment this afternoon to get his eye measured for his lens. I am not looking forward to him having the op, its under local anesthetic so we should not have problems coming round.......

    Liver and sausage for supper will prep the veg this morning, and cook the sausage, the liver had been defrosting in the fridge overnight.
    • poppy811
    • By poppy811 14th Mar 18, 9:23 AM
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    Very shaken by a phone call this morning from a lady asking if my husband could value some clocks belonging to her late Uncle. My husband was an antique clock and watch maker and had done some work for him. I had to explain that my DH had died nearly 2 years ago. left me feeling very tearful. Good thing I am out today.

    Jackie, many congrats to your SIL, nice to have some happy news.
    TA hope your hubby has a better day
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 14th Mar 18, 9:27 AM
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    Hugs Poppy, how upsetting for you.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 14th Mar 18, 11:06 AM
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    Oh Poppy, how upsetting.

    Energy supplier dealt with. Took 20 minutes to get through.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 14th Mar 18, 12:08 PM
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    Morning buddies

    Sorry for not updating yesterday managed to run away with me. So after the good news on Mon Holly was down agaoin yesterday. She is only sleeping 3 hours which cant help her recovery. Unfortunately we seem to be back the crazy decisions being made by her carers. she needs her meds changed but check this out the need her to wean off her current meds for 2 weeks so they will not let her home during this time which is awful for her but I can kind of of understand this. What I cant understand is this bit...the trust that they have taken her to do not provide her current meds on the NHS so they have said she must get her visitors (she's had none yet) to bring her meds from home she is 5 days off now so is very worried she will start to become unwell soon. If she wasn't at the other end of the country I would be there like a shot and am thinking if that is going to be possible how can the logical solution of moving her back to her home trust so that they can do the wean off not be the obvious solution?? this postcode lottery has shocked me it really has.
    On a positive the solicitor is going in today so fingers crossed all for some positive action.

    sorry for the essay

    Going to grab some lunch then its an afternoon of work for 1 new contract and a pitch for a phone interview least I don't need to video my ugly mug this time

    Liver bacon and onions tonight which Ill have with some mash. The cutting down sugar is working ...2lb lost so far which Im really pleased with as I am eating everything else normally.

    poppy sorry for your upset
    jackie more great family news good for Simon
    aod hope the dentist goes OK
    hope Mr TA is OK for the show
    Judi well done for sorting em out I imagine they wont cross you again
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