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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 14th May 18, 5:20 AM
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    Old Style Daily Monday 14th May 2018
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    • 14th May 18, 5:20 AM
    Old Style Daily Monday 14th May 2018 14th May 18 at 5:20 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 14th May 18, 5:38 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 5:38 AM
    Morning everyone

    Iím hoping that the weather is more cheerful today than it was yesterday. It was quite a dull overcast day here and I want to go to a couple of places in the town today.

    I noticed yesterday that there is a for sale board outside the house of my neighbours who have frequent public arguments and throw each otherís belongings out of windows. I would imagine that there are a lot of people who live around here wondering whether they are moving or separating.

    Having finally finished sorting out my entrance hall cupboard yesterday I didnít get around to doing any other housework so will need to have a quick clean through today before I go out.

    When I have been shopping in town I will have a wander around as usual, but other than that I donít have any plans for today.

    Csarina and nanny have a good holiday.

    Have a good day everyone.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 14th May 18, 5:55 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 5:55 AM
    Morning Holly and everyone who will be here later.

    I'm just pootling about on here and will get ready for work soon. I'm not usually at work on Mondays but have had to change my days this week to accommodate a meeting. Today will be a very long day but not desperately challenging - hope that's not famous last words.

    The sun is shining and it is already warm, a treat!

    I hope everyone has a good day.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 14th May 18, 6:10 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:10 AM
    Morning All

    Lovely day here, the sun is just about to break through and it should be warm. We've had a couple of beautiful days here for a change, the washing is all up to date and the garden is coming on. I got another big chunk of the driveway done yesterday, I have to give up before my back goes or I get a blister on my hands.

    I'm car-less this week, DS2 and GF have gone up north to do some island hopping, I'll get the train into work, looked into the bus that passes the end of the road but it takes over an hour!

    I'm struggling with a sore throat so probably just as well I have no car and can't go swimming before work - hoping the extra walking to and from the station will count as my exercise!

    Hope everyone has had a good weekend, are you ok TA?
    Have happy holidays csarina and nanny, safe journey home Mrs SD, you'll be glad of the rest when you get back!

    Happy Monday, take care. XX
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 14th May 18, 6:16 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:16 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:16 AM
    Morning everyone

    TravellingAbuela - hope you're all ok x

    hollyharvey - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Clear sky and sun shining this morning, forecast isn't looking too bad for the next few days, so load in WM - will try to get a load pegged out each day.

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

    Lunch yesterday was lovely we don't go out much for Sunday lunch but where we went yesterday is one of our favourite places, food was yummy. I remembered to get the chicken out to defrost - dinner tonight will be chicken in mustard sauce with mash and veg.

    Back to work today - we weren't that busy on Saturday so not sure what today will bring - we'll see.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • tru
    • By tru 14th May 18, 6:17 AM
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    Judi Your daughter is amazing x

    I had a quiet weekend. A few ambles around the local area with Scampi, a serious pampering session for my feet (not sure why they get so dry and sore, it's not like I've got a busy job where I'm standing up all day), some scribbling in notebooks and I've caught up with my recorded programs. Also sorted my tomatoes and cucumbers, they're neatly planted in my greenhouse looking a bit sorry for themselves, but they should perk up in a couple of days.

    Some work came in over the weekend so I'll be able to earn a bit of money today I need to sort and clean the fridge and do some dusting. Miss tru sorted through her clothes and has a binliner full of worn out/holey stuff. I told her not to throw it out, I'm going to go through it all and remove all the buttons and zips. I've never yet used a saved zip, and only used the occasional button, but I HAVE to keep them all, lol.

    Lots of stretching exercises for me today. There were lots of cats on one of our walks yesterday and of course Scampi reacted nastily to each and every one. The sudden yanking on the lead while wrapping himself around me has left me very limpy and achy. Feel old and doddery today, lol.

    • Gers
    • By Gers 14th May 18, 6:47 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    Promising sky outside again. Yesterday was lovely, lovely enough that I did two washing loads and everything dried.

    I took the car to the farmer who put air in one car tyre for me. We then chatted for ages and ages which I really enjoyed. Meanwhile a local young man nipped into my back garden and did the first cut of the grass for me. . It was so long and soggy, he did a high cut so when (or if) the ground drys out I can use my own mower.

    A quick run to the tip was next and then in the afternoon the gardener bloke came back to finish off laying the membrane. Now I need to order the bark, seems I need six -eight tons seems excessive but I'm no expert. Think I'll ask on the GF board, folk there are really helpful.

    Happy holidays to those going off. Happy walking week to camelot. Happy Monday to everyone.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 14th May 18, 7:31 AM
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    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Holly and hugs to all those in need.

    Sunny here this morning, I've been up since 5:30, our batteries need replacing so we turn the inverter off overnight. We are hoping to manage the batteries until next summer as they will cost almost £2000 to replace.

    DD2 has text me with her forthcoming childcare needs so I've booked those in my diary, she's still waiting to find out what day this week she has to go to Amsterdam, she is also going to China in June.

    CHS is yet again on the late shift, so it means long days for me this week.

    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 14th May 18, 8:20 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:20 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:20 AM
    It's another beautiful day here in Yorkshire but I will mostly be packing or cleaning the house ready to go home. The exception will be to walk the Ziggypup. DH has gone to work, I had thought of going with him and carrying on home with him following later, using up a return portion of a rail ticket he has. The sun has put paid to that because I would have to have a "comfort break" and I wouldn't be able to leave Ziggy in the car and leaving her tied up outside a services is also not an option. DH will come back and then we'll all go home together this evening.

    DSiL is back from his travels in the far east so we will be returning Ziggy to them on Wednesday, we'll miss her.

    DS and DDiL are also home from Croatia, they had a good time but I don't think the weather was anything special. He's back working in Wales from tomorrow.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 14th May 18, 8:32 AM
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    Good morning,

    I hope you all had a good weekend.

    On Friday night, you may remember, I had a friends engagement party and I knew my ex was going to be there. From the moment I walked in it felt like there was an elephant in the room. So i took the plunge and went over to talk to her. It was all amicable and very friendly, thankfully. It's been almost 2 years since I seen her last so the water is well and truly under the bridge.

    Given the party on the Friday, my Saturday was spent nursing a sore head and I was working on Sunday.

    It's Monday, the start of a new week and half way through May (!!!). I've got a quiet week ahead thankfully and I'll aim to keep costs to a minimum to recoup what was an expensive Friday!

    Been to the gym this morning and I've got a game of football tonight. Along with lots of washing.

    You all sounds like you've had productive weekends. Well done everyone.
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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 14th May 18, 8:46 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Dry, bright and sunny here, we are set for a nice week weather wise. I am quite achey this morning after spending yesterday afternoon working in the garden but itís mostly all done now and looking good so worth the effort.
    Am fasting this morning as overly indulged yesterday with roast dinner, wine and choc but enjoyed every bite / slurp need to get to the shops for some fresh salad bits etc and little dog is nearly out of food.
    Tonightís meal will be something with leftover chicken yet to be decided.

    Well done on being the first to speak with your ex Speky sounds like a good party.
    Thinking of the TAís and hoping they are ok.

    Have a good day folks x
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 14th May 18, 9:24 AM
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    I'm hoping the TAs are on holiday and that is why we haven't heard from them.
    Chin up, Titus out.
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    Morning all,

    Beautiful day here but cold. Hopefully it will warm up as the day goes on.

    Childcare day....Diva will be going for her morning nap soon.

    Glad it's Monday. The weekend wasn't brilliant and Youngest was in a depressive state and didn't move from his bedroom all weekend other than to go to the bathroom.

    Expecting Prodigal at some point....

    Speky glad all went well with the ex.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 14th May 18, 10:26 AM
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    Morning all

    I had a lovely lay in this morning till 9.30 which I must have needed as I did not really hear anyone else leave the house, these seven day shifts at work are just too much for me and they wipe me out for days afterwards, hopefully that will be my last one (might have one more) till the new building opens and my job hours will change.

    Only three weeks till our holiday and I must say I cant wait, we need the break.

    Lasagne for dinner tonight with salad and garlic bread, we have taken to eating in the garden but there looks like a stiff wind out there although its sunny so will see what its like.

    Not doing too much today will have a quick clean and tidy through downstairs as the cleaner I coming for a look this afternoon, I am hoping (if she is suitable) tht she can start this week.

    I hope the TA's are ok xx

    Specky have you re-arranged your date yet ?

    Have good days all xx
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 14th May 18, 10:29 AM
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    Morning all,

    Its glorious here,although a bit chilly but I'd sooner it was like this than raining.We bbq'd last night but didnt linger sitting out too long after the sun disappeared from the back garden. We just had a chilled day ,we'd had our friends round for a meal on Saturday to celebrate his 65th birthday and it was a bit of a late one but went for a long walk along the canal as it was so nice.

    Hope Csarina and NannyW have lovely holidays.

    Our ex neighbour popped round on Friday,she'd made an online order and forgot to change her address and asked for it to be delivered here .It was lovely to see her and we've swapped mobile numbers in case of any more mishaps

    I'm off up the road to see my elderly 'auntie' shortly.May take some money as a lady up the road is having a plant sale in aid an animal charity.I bought some off her last year & I have a couple of gaps at the front where slugs have eaten my lupins..

    Have a good day all xx
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 14th May 18, 1:20 PM
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    At least it is not raining even if it is overcast

    Mostly successful morning for DSis re French officialdom - tax form delivered, letter re new owners house insurance picked up from Notaire, appointment booked for cancellation of health insurance. Have started boxing up stuff for the cs collection tomorrow a.m. & are hoping that they take everything that we do not need to survive for the next eight/nine days
    Back to it - have several hotspots to clear as we are trying to impress DB when he arrives tomorrow evening

    Thanks for starting us off Holly Fingers crossed when next door is sold you get really nice neighbours - quiet but not TOO friendly Did you manage to find any stuff to go out when sorting the hall cupboard? Enquiringly minds want to know or maybe it is just me being a nosey c*w

    camelot, whatís busy bee Hope you get better quickly

    nmlc, hope the weather stays nice for you

    tru, sounds like you had a lovely weekend - being pulled about notwithstanding . to earning some pennies

    Hester, that is expensive

    Well done Speky

    Judi, Diva looks a cutie

    Hope everyone has a great Monday

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    Judi, Diva looks a cutie
    She's a cutie with bad guts.... always on my watch, always on mine.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 14th May 18, 3:07 PM
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    The weather is beautiful up here in the Dales so maybe the TA's have gone up to their caravan for a few days.
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 14th May 18, 3:28 PM
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    all three of us are in bits the people who are fostering the cats came & collected them today So packed up all their food, toys, bowls & bits & bobs - crying all the time & after DSis had explained all their Ďlittle foiblesí the car was loaded and they were off. The couple who are fostering them seemed very nice - Pauline & Jean-Christophe live in the countryside with their own small wood & have three cats themselves. Hopefully they will fall in love with mum Chloe & her daughter Skye & it will be a permanent home . So no more cat hugs but we have a phone number & will get the address & have been promised photos

    Now we are all trying to stop crying & distract ourselves

    My DH is trying to be brave & giving me & DSis lots of hugs

    I will sign off as my screen is getting wet

    A rather sad MrsSD signing off
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 14th May 18, 4:50 PM
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    After a busy morning we set off at 11.45 had a break at Hopwood, arrived here at 4pm. Builders working, but the room is on the ground floor, cool and quiet.

    Nasty accident on the northbound M5 6mile tail back almost to the junction we came off.
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