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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 10th May 18, 4:42 AM
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    Old Style Daily Thursday 10th May 2016
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    • 10th May 18, 4:42 AM
    Old Style Daily Thursday 10th May 2016 10th May 18 at 4:42 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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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 10th May 18, 6:15 AM
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    Morning everyone

    hollyharvey - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Wet underfoot and raining at the moment, but forecast says it will stop and we'll get some sunshine, we'll see.

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

    Dinner last night was smoked sausage and mushroom pasta, menfolk had a breaded chicken portion with theirs. Tonight I'm not sure what we will be eating but I will organise today. I'll be going into town first thing and then have a to do list.

    Yesterday work was busy again but I'm now on days' off although I'm working Saturday.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 10th May 18, 6:22 AM
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    Morning All

    Torrential rain yesterday evening scuppered my plans to do more of the drive, I did housework instead which was much needed. Just the bathrooms to do tonight.

    DS1 and GF coming over tonight, I'll pick them up from the airport about 10 - I'm usually in bed asleep at that time! They are borrowing my car next week to go up north so I had better clear that out.

    Pleased to hear you have heard from the medics Holly, hope it works out for you.
    Have a good holiday csarina, the floors should have dried out a bit by the time you come back.
    Any word on your kitchen floor RR?

    Just off for a swim before the madness of work, have a good day and take care. XX
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 10th May 18, 6:59 AM
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    Morning all, I've been up and about for a while. I was feeling horribly weary last night but today is my last office day this week and I plan to do some work at home over the weekend.

    Hollyharvey great news from the consultant and Gp , I hope this will lead to you getting the support you need.

    Csarina2 best wishes for your holiday.

    We are forecast another sunny day after a rainy night so my wm is chugging along and OH will hang stuff out for me once it has finished.

    I'm about to eat toast and marmite, then have a shower and drag myself to work.

    Hope everyone has a good day
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Gers
    • By Gers 10th May 18, 7:04 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 7:04 AM
    Morning all.

    The sun is out again, not sure for how long. Yesterday there was rain all day which then became really heavy later on. I didn't light the stove but put on my long johns instead.

    Today I'm invigilating this afternoon. My plan was to make a cake this morning but my local supermarket doesn't stock polenta so I'll have to have a plan B. Back to lemon drizzle then.

    It's cup of tea time! I hope TA is OK, as well as MrTA.

    Happy Thursday.
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 10th May 18, 7:07 AM
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    Good Morning, and thank you Holly for starting off. it seems a nice enough morning out there, and its10 degrees. It rained last night, and the house was quite cold, so we put the gas fire on, didn't need to heat the whole house.

    The rain has obviously continued through the night, i don't know what the forecast is though.

    Yesterday went as planned, did the usual jobs and took DGD for her swimming lesson after school.
    Speky, the thought of you Googling broderie anglais made me laugh, I don't know why!! Jaeger dresses for £155 - in my dreams! I was looking at grey lining fabric, then remembered I had some black lining in my cupboard, so in the interest of economy, I'll use that.

    I'm the queen of cheapskates, I'm always haunting the various cheap shops round here.

    Csarina, sorry to hear about your kitchen woes - hope it gets sorted quickly.

    Holly and Nelski, you are right, if we only ever posted when there were exciting things going on, it wouldn't be very often. We just jog along from day to day.

    Today - Dh is going to strip paint from a doorframe at DD's, I really should start my ironing. if I did it as often as I talked about it there wouldn't be a pile.

    Holly, hope your bites get better. i'm not a person who gets eaten alive generally speaking, but last year when we were visiting eldest in Oz, I had the most horrible bites. The anti histamine tablets DS got for me worked though, and the cream. we have been to Oz several times, but I've never had bites like that. I bought some insect repellent as well, and that worked.
    Pleased that things are moving along with your MH care, your GP sounds excellent.

    What's Trago Mills like, Nanny, I've heard of it but we don't have them here.

    Hope everyone has a good day,
    Take care folks
    • redruby
    • By redruby 10th May 18, 7:16 AM
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    Morning all

    Nice sunny day here again but it feels slightly cooler which will be more bearable in the kitchen.

    Off to work again today yesterday was very busy and we are short staffed again today such fun !! no wonder we are all going off sick and stressed !

    Something and chips for dinner tonight I will go and look in the freezer after this I think there is some breaded fish in there, will have that with some peas.

    Camelot we are waiting for a plumber to come round and see if he can find the leak (today hopefully) and then get him to take a photo and send it off to the insurance and then go from there ! the whole thing has been such a rigmarole and meanwhile the floor is getting worse and worse !!

    Best get ready for work, have good days all xx
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 10th May 18, 7:57 AM
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    Good morning all

    Thank you for starting us off hollyharvey

    My internet keeps dropping out, I'm not very good at anything techie and this is so annoying, also my screen keeps going black. Maybe my laptop is too old.

    Been very hot here, still no rain and the garden is dry.

    Today I must go to M&S to collect a couple of things I ordered for mother.

    Hope you all have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 10th May 18, 7:57 AM
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    Holly, I'm so glad you have been given a new consultant and care worker, hopefully they will be a big improvement.

    Csarina, I hope you have a good rest on holiday.

    DH has gone off to work so I want to take this opportunity to give the Yorkshire house a spring clean. We heard from the roofer who is going to replace the roof (well, actually he will re-use the slates but replace the rusty nails) that he should be able to start in a couple of weeks. That would be fine but I have a horrible feeling that this will drift a few days and he will want to start when we are away in Wales on a long standing holiday with Sis-i-l and some older rellies.

    May has been a complicated month on the calendar for a while, added to when DH's job started and now this, I just want to hide away.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 10th May 18, 8:28 AM
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    Morning lovelies

    Warning ...completely dull and non mind blowing post alert feel free to skip it

    I did a Holly this morning and woke at 3.30 no chance of going back to sleep and absolutely nothing on telly. Ended up watching all this weeks Millionaire and a few Big bang theory. Never thought id say it but I am quite loving Jeremy Clarkson he has a slight sarcasm in his voice which makes me laugh

    Today I will mostly doing a fine impression of a headless chicken to get everything done I have on my list and in my head. Having my haircut at some point too which I could do without as I cant stand going to the hairdressers but needs must and want to look nice for our spa weekend

    Dinner will be a freezer grab no idea what yet

    Have a a mind blowing day all
    • MoneySavingEmma
    • By MoneySavingEmma 10th May 18, 8:40 AM
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    Rain overnight and much cooler today, although I can see bits of blue peeking out behind the clouds so hopefully it will brighten up a bit later.

    Another day of work, but shouldn't complain too much, it pays the bills Also need to book my car in for an MOT. No idea about food tonight as haven't planned anything, maybe just something quick and easy like pasta.

    Holly, I am so glad your GP seems to be a good one, I really hope they sort out something better for you. I had been reading along before I started posting and they way you were treated was just terrible.

    Gers, lemon drizzle is one of my favourites, I would have no problem eating that every time!

    Meeting at 9, so will just finish my cuppa and then work out which meeting room I need to head to, hope I can find it!

    Have a good day everyone
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 10th May 18, 8:47 AM
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    Morning everyone and thanks for the start Holly, good news and well done that GP.

    Like others we have had rain overnight which was good for the plants
    We are off to Windsor later for the Horse Show, DSSís gave me tickets for tomorrow as my Xmas pressie and then DOH added evening tickets for tonight as an added surprise, maybe as a way to make sure my plus one was him anyway, tonight we will be enjoying FEI dressage, pony club games, musical ride by the Household Cavalry and the Shetland grand national, canít wait and am very excited as you may be able to tell!! I did warn Lu yesterday that I may well get some ideas so sheíd better watch out

    Wishing Csarina a restful holiday, have a good day all x
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 10th May 18, 9:00 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs if you need one)))))))))

    [B]Holly[B] I am so glad that your Dr has had a success with your being assigned to a different consultant and MHW, a victory for both of you. I think it is scandalous that your old consultant has made you so scared of being in your own home and has got away with it. His and the MH team is unexcusable.

    We have had rain overnight, all the windows in the house are on the lowest setting and locked, we will leave them like that whilst we are away, I am dreading what they will find when they get the sink out. If I had the strength I would get the cooker out to see what the floor is like behind will take a lot longer than a week for the floors to dry out, I know at least one if not two boards in the kitchen will have to be replaced, and possibly one in the bathroom if it does not dry out.

    OH is planning an hour in the garden, I need to pull together the clothes etc for Monday, we need an overnight bag for our stay in Bristol. so PJ's etc and toilet articles need to be in a small bag.

    Having trouble putting extra time on OH's phone. I thought calls to the provider were free, but it keeps telling me there is not enough left to make the call, damn thing, I will have to see if I can make the call from my phone, they are both on the same network. His is PAYG, mine is on a contract until December when I plan to convert it to a sim only.

    We had rain overnight, I had to go out and water some of the plants, they were really drooping, the wind yesterday had dried them out.

    Sausage and mash cream for dessert.
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    • mehefin
    • By mehefin 10th May 18, 9:39 AM
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    Morning everyone and thanks for the start Holly, good news and well done that GP.

    Like others we have had rain overnight which was good for the plants
    We are off to Windsor later for the Horse Show, DSSís gave me tickets for tomorrow as my Xmas pressie and then DOH added evening tickets for tonight as an added surprise, maybe as a way to make sure my plus one was him anyway, tonight we will be enjoying FEI dressage, pony club games, musical ride by the Household Cavalry and the Shetland grand national, canít wait and am very excited as you may be able to tell!! I did warn Lu yesterday that I may well get some ideas so sheíd better watch out

    Wishing Csarina a restful holiday, have a good day all x
    Originally posted by LaineyT
    OOh lucky lucky you.. have gone a leprechaun shade of Green. Never been to Windsor . Did go to the Driving trials many years ago with our first Lab puppy. He was so small we carried him most of the time..if we only knew he would turn out the size of a small Shetland!! If you ever get chance to see the RHA display it is a spectacle worth seeing. Enjoy your trip.

    Went to a Humanist funeral yesterday. The first one I had been to and it was quite moving.

    hugs and spoons to those in need.
    Bye for now
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    Morning all,

    Holly I'm so pleased you have been given a new consultant. Your GP is worth his weight in gold.

    Broken nights sleep for me, peeing for England. Still havent had my new lot of medication yet as its not due for a fortnight. Cant wait to get my hands on my water tablets.... I have swollen up like a balloon. When i am lying down, the water i gain during the day expels, hence i am peeing all night but at least my knees and ankles go back to normal. Yesterday and today was the only free day i had to go to see the GP and they cant get me in. I'll wait, only a few more days to go till my next lot is delivered. I wont be making that mistake again as my GP has agreed to let me have it dispensed into a dosette tray. Meanwhile i will suffer with what my Mother used to call "tree trunk legs". Honestly, my knees and ankles are huge!

    Not happy with my bin men. They've not taken my recyclables and my neighbour has filled what space i had in my bin with her rubbish. Not amused. Im waiting for the general refuse truck to come so that i can make sure it goes or i shall be phoning the council to complain.

    Got up this morning to find 'Blackuns' eyelid stuck together. Spaniels have protruding eyes which leaves them at a bit of a disadvantage when trying to keep their eyes clear and she has got a dry eye anyway so i stuck her in the bath (second time in a month) and let a gentle mist of water clear her eye. Of course, when you bath one, the other hound has to be bathed too.

    Still banging from next door but it will be over soon.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th May 18, 11:13 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Morning all
    Thanks for the thread Holly, hugs to all those in need, have a great holiday Csarina.
    WiFi is still very iffy but at least it's sunny here and breezy so I have done two loads of washing and CHS has set the whirly line up for me.
    Very late night last night, CHS is supposed to finish at 9:30 but the hirers don't finish their classes until then, then they clear up, then they stand around and chat, by the time CHS has cleared rubbish and moved the furniture back and locked up an hour had gone by so we didn't get himself me until gone 11:30!
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 10th May 18, 11:41 AM
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    HH Does CHS get paid for that extra 30m? never mind the extra 2 hours he actually did?!
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 10th May 18, 1:03 PM
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    I took Ziggypup for a walk up the hill behind the house and manged to fall over. Luckily didn't do too much damage but I'm a bit shaken. I dropped the lead as well but luckily Ziggy didn't go anywhere and I managed to retrieve it because we were in a field of sheep. Not that I think she would have chased them but she would have gone towards them out of curiosity.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 10th May 18, 1:39 PM
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    Holly well done that GP! Hoping you can now get to the road to feeling heaps better - starting with feeling safe, calm and happy in your home.
    That did make me laugh out loud m!!!8217;dear, hate to burst your bubble but said grey mare has torn two larger holes in each of her hay nets because her Mum dared to get ones with the small holes in a vain effort to slow down her eating!
    Originally posted by LaineyT
    Oh dear; sound like she needs an equine version of a doggy "eat slowly" bowl! Or is she secretly in league with mehefin's Bruisemare?
    Enjoy Windsor.

    Jaeger dresses for £155 - in my dreams!
    Originally posted by ScarletRibbons
    Good grief - my wedding dress was "only" £154 (albeit that was in 2003). And I carefully chose something I could wear again afterwards, to the opera and stuff like that.
    Snoozer I hope you're ok after your fall - I take enough tumbles these days to know exactly how you feel (worst time was when Jack Spaniel pulled me off the mobility buggy). Good that Ziggypup didn't run off. What a good dog!

    Off on our holidays at sparrowfart tomorrow, so you're rid of me til 21st May (don't all breathe a sigh of relief at once, please!).
    Behave yourselves while I'm gone.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th May 18, 1:56 PM
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    Holly I am so chuffed for you Donít forget to put your GP on your Christmas Card List
    You have had such a tough & scary time & through it all you have shown strength & grace & have been an example to us all

    snoozer glad you are OK

    HUH, glad the weather is perfect for drying - here in France it is another chilly & showery day

    Judi, inconsiderate neighbours are a PITA & bin men not doing their job properly always seems to happen after a BH Hope ĎBlackunís Ď OK now

    Nelski, try not to stress yourself out too much You can only do what you can do - the rest can wait I know you are looking forward to your spa break - Iíve never been & am a bit jealous but then if I donít let my DH know how can he surprise me

    csarina2, wishing you a good holiday You are doing what has been asked of you re the kitchen floor so hopefully there will not be too much disruption when you get back

    redruby, hope the plumber is efficient & conscientious & finds the leak in double quick time. Apologies if you have already thought of this, but Re the insurance, as a fail safe I would keep copies of what you send & post either recorded or registered delivery giving them no excuse to delay proceedings any further

    LaineyT, enjoy Windsor Horse Show sounds very entertaining

    To everyone I have missed have as good a day as possible.

    Even with the chilly & showery weather a couple of people have turned up today for the house clearance - three more items sold However we never had the hordes we were hoping for & are now relying on the cs people turning up & taking what they want, with, I am ashamed to say, everything that is left going to the Tip We have tried very hard - advert in the sm, big signs outside the house & F*c*b*ok M*rke* Place + a French selling site - with only small successes

    We are pottering at the moment as our mojo keeps waxing & waning

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