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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 15th May 18, 5:24 AM
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    Old Style Daily Tuesday 15th May 2018
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    Old Style Daily Tuesday 15th May 2018 15th May 18 at 5:24 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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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 15th May 18, 6:10 AM
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    Good morning and thank you for starting the thread Hollyharvey.

    I had a really long day yesterday and as it wasn't a normal working day, I'm not at the office today. I have my laptop as I do need to do a bit of work but not too much and can take it at my own pace - I started feeling unwell yesterday afternoon and by the time I got home, 8.45, felt quite odd. Better now though.

    It is my son's birthday, he is 27.

    Holly your day sounds good, enjoy the seaside, all that lovely sea air!

    Hope the TAS are OK.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 15th May 18, 6:16 AM
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    Morning All

    Looks nice out again, yesterday was really lovely. I got the grass cut and finished the main part of the driveway when I got home from work, just the side of the house to do then I can play with the pressure washer!

    Train journeys were good yesterday, hope it stays that way. I will be giving DS2 a bill when he brings the car back, over £6 each day.

    Still nursing a sore throat but it seems to have turned into a cough now, I bought a throat spray yesterday and that helps for a while.

    Enjoy your day at the seaside Holly.
    £2000 for batteries HH?
    Sounds like you had a good evening speky.
    Wow, 6 tons of bark Gers, that's certainly a lot.

    Hope you all have a good day and the sun shines. Take care. XX
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 15th May 18, 6:16 AM
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    Morning everyone

    TA's - hope you're ok x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Blue sky and wispy clouds so looking ok again, have washing to peg out on the line, I'll also water the plants as no rain forecast.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, although I can hear movement, he wants waking so he can go for a run.

    Dinner last night was chicken in mustard sauce, mash and veg, tonight will be fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg. Hairdresser is visiting tonight so will be a late dinner, my hair is desperate for a re-colour, can't wait.

    Yesterday work was completely manic, we had a queue outside the door by 8.45am and that queue didn't really go down all day - customers were waiting over an hour to be seen. We'll see what today brings, it's my early finish today so will stop off at SM on way home to pick up a loaf of bread.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th May 18, 6:48 AM
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    Good morning everyone.

    Sun is here though I think it won't stay long today.

    HH - yes, people here are very helpful and kind. I suppose because it's a remote area and sparsely populated. Despite that help is always at hand.

    Camelot - I was surprised at the amount too! That's why I only ordered six bags and not the eight the chap said. We'll see! There's photos over on the green fingered board.

    Today I need to see if my broken P is covered by warranty. Can't even write my postcode on the laptop. That'll be this afternoon after teaching. Then I've got a work related recording to watch, it was on the plan for yesterday but my work password has a P in it so couldn't do it at home. Definitely a First World problem...

    I got a text last night from an ex-colleague from way back in my secondary school teaching days in Newcastle. Lovely to hear from him, especially as I know (from our ex boss) that he's having a tough time.

    Right, I probably have to get moving and start my day. My bowel testing kit arrived yesterday, it's strategically placed for use. Thank goodness it's no longer the five day sample test. Yes, I know, enough!

    Happy Tuesday to all. My thoughts are with the TAs.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 15th May 18, 7:05 AM
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    Morning people. I have been MIA for over a week and this is my first time back on. I was surprised to find a bunch of PM's awaiting me as I didn't expect to be missed. Thanks so much for caring.

    RL got in the way (sadly not missing on a holiday and may change my name to Non-TravellingAbuela) I have felt so down and unsociable and didn't want to post day after day just to moan.

    Mr TA has gone steadily downhill since my last post - and he was bad enough before. He was feeling sick/vomiting and eating less and less. The weight continued to drop off him. I made him an emergency appointment at our GPs last Tuesday as I said we can't go another week like this waiting for the Neurologists appt (today) She was lovely but, of course, didn't want to interfere with anything the specialist might be planning. She examined him, did some bloods, gave him some anti-sicky pills and advised he increase his Oramorph slightly.. It's helped the sickness but not the eating. Anyway we see the Neurologist this afternoon and hope to get some answers as to whether the Neuropathy is to blame. Tomorrow we are back at the GPs as she wants a review of what he says! I feel so helpless looking at him and despair of the food I am chucking away as he can't digest it.

    The weather has been glorious here but sadly we haven't been able to take advantage of it. Mr TA has just laid sleeping on the sofa most of the day. His tiredness not helped by still getting up every hour and a half thro' the night for the loo. Still awaiting an appt with the Urologist about that, though the Oncologist did say he would suggest it to him.

    Is there life beyond medical appointments I ask as it's all we seem to do these days. I need a holiday or even just a day out. HOLLY your planned seaside trip sounds lovely. Enjoy it!

    There I knew I would just moan and I am sorry. Two bright spots to my week - a trip to Dunelm for all new matching kitchen accessories as DD's bf is hoping to start painting the kitchen at the w/e. And our girls (old biddies) monthly wine and carvery night out which had been postponed from the week before 'cos of Mr TA's op to remove the BCC. (Incidentally not heard any news on the biopsy so am hoping all is clear on that problem at least)

    Have a good day folks and enjoy this gorgeous weather which, they say, is set to last till after the w/e. Take care all and ((HUGS)) to all in need or want of them. xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 15th May 18, 7:13 AM
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    Good morning, and thank you Holly for starting off. Hope you have a great day at the seaside, I love the seaside.
    So pleased you've posted, TA, but I'm really sorry that Mr TA is so poorly, poor soul. Please don't worry about "moaning", you are just telling us what's happening, everyone is concerned for you both, Hope you get something useful from the visit to the neurologist. Also, I hope you get your night out..
    Just the usual day here, it's fine, as was yesterday, but cold last night.
    Have a good day folks.
    Take care.
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 15th May 18, 7:57 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Sorry I haven't posted for a while, I am still feeling so down and depressed that I just haven't been able to. I ended up emailing the samaritans in the middle of the night and though I haven't had a reply yet I feel a bit better for getting stuff off my chest so to speak.

    Anyway, that is enough doom and gloom. In other news, a bunch of workmen turned up yesterday and ripped out our bath, sink and toilet. The floor had actually rotted underneath the bath so they had to replace a lot of the flooring as well. It is a massive upheaval and very stressful but I am trying to keep in mind the bigger picture of having a lovely new bathroom. My anxiety is horrendous because of having strange people in the house even though they have all been perfectly pleasant which doesn't help unfortunately.

    I really hope my friend will come over to see me today. She has managed to pop over for the past few weeks on a Tuesday as her dad can give her a lift before he goes and does her shopping. I haven't heard from her yet but it is still early.

    I have been massively over buying food again especially vegetables and fridge stuff so I need to start using it up. I am going to make a turkey and veg curry for tea which will use up some of the pepper mountain. Lunch can be a salad of some description which will also clear a little bit of room in the drawer.

    Glad to hear from TA even though the news isn't very good. I hope you can get some answers today.
    Holly, your day out sounds really nice, I hope you get some sunshine to go with it.
    AOD, I meant to ask you, what are you knitting all the little toys for? I enjoy making toys too and am currently making a series of little dolls from the Jean Greenhowe books. Happy birthday to your son as well.

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

    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 15th May 18, 8:01 AM
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    Good morning all

    Thank you for starting us off Holly, enjoy your day at the seaside

    Good to see you post TA, sorry to hear MrTA is unwell.
    Hope you get some answers soon.

    HH £2000

    Gers 6 tons, that's certainly a lot of bark

    We have an Euonymus in the garden which I've neglected and it has gown out of control. Last night I thought I would trim a few branches, but think I got carried away. Half the lawn is covered with foliage. Not sure how I'm going to get rid of it all.
    Need to get breakfast and start clearing the mess

    Hope you all have a good day
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 15th May 18, 8:09 AM
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    I am sorry Mr TA is having more problems with eating and feeling sick and hope things improve soon or that the neurologist can help..

    What a lovely idea to take your neighbour to the seaside and I hope you have a lovely day.

    I have suggested that dd's friends and toddler come over on Monday night and stay upstairs, have breakfast in the morning and then leave their toddler with me while they go to their meeting and then pick her up later. It would save them a lot of travelling to and fro and might make it easier for their toddler to settle in a strange house for a few hours.

    I woke up around six thirty so have dressed and taken the recycling outside ready for collection. Planning lots of tea, toast and a boiled egg for breakfast and have chicken, peas and new potatoes to heat up for lunch with some meals in the freezer for tonight. Think I might be having the fence painted later today so will nip to the post office later for some money. All the banks in our town have now closed down apart from the H****ax so I am grateful there is a post office only a few minutes away.

    As the weather is set to be good I got tempted by a gorgeous white wicker piccanick basket ( a la Yogi Bear) in an online sale at £50 off and have ordered it. Justified it to myself as pointing out to myself I had done a lot of research and it was the nicest for the price and could be used when family arrange a day out or even be loaned out to impress posh in laws.

    I went to the U3A yesterday to see a couple of early movies and really enjoyed it so having a quiet day today possibly in the back garden with a book.

    Hugs to all.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 15th May 18, 8:14 AM
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    I just saw your post and am sorry you are having a tough time. The upheaval of having a bathroom replaced is enough to give anyone the jitters, never mind all you do for your family but it sounds as if it will be lovely once it is finished. I hope your friend manages to come round and that your contact with the Samaritans helps.

    gentle virtual hug
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 15th May 18, 8:24 AM
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    Morning everyone and thanks for the start Holly enjoy your day out at the seaside, hope you indulge your inner child and paddle those toes
    Good to hear from you TA sending gentle hugs and hope you hear something positive soon
    Likewise for Dumpling on the hugs, take care m’dear.

    Cloudy and quite cold here in a East Anglia so have just enjoyed boiled egg and soldiers and now on second cup of coffee.
    Items on the list for today include a trip to the hospice shop with a bag of unwanted clothes, I have been gradually whittling down my wardrobe and my final goal is something really quite compact, along the lines of the 30 pieces etc. More quality and less quantity iyswim.
    As well as that I need to fill my car up with petrol and, fingers crossed, the weather will warm up enough this afternoon to give Lu a bath, was sent a picture by yard owner first thing this morning and apparently it’s acceptable to lay down with your face in a poo

    Have fun with your bark Gers

    Take care folks x
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    Morning all,

    TA I'm sorry to hear of MrTA's poor health but i'm glad youve posted.... Good news or bad, i like to think we are here for eachother.

    Dumpling sorry to hear your so low. Hopefully your new bathroom will be finished soon and that it will boost your spirits a little.

    Holly enjoy your day at the sea side. Wish i was you.

    Gers Ive been following your progress on the other thread. Its coming along nicely.

    So many of us with problems... i must admit i had my own 'wobble' last night after the kids had gone. I opened one of my kitchen cupboards and a load of stuff fell at my feet. Baby stuff, Prodigals washing that he didnt take yesterday and i realized my family is harder work now than when they were all little...... Then i came to realize that i'd let life pass me by. I see no future... this is it now and the realization scared me.

    Moving swiftly on... A quiet day in for me. Blackun still has dodgy bowels so no walkies. Its the medication she takes unfortunately. She has to have it after her food as it is hard on the stomach lining.


    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 15th May 18, 8:40 AM
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    Morning all,

    RedRuby - Thank you for asking. It's not been re-arranged. She went quiet on me for a while (ignored me) and then eventually came back to say she's been busy, her heads up her bum etc etc. I took it with a pinch of salt given that she cancelled the last date. I'm losing faith.

    I'm guilty of giving too much of myself in these sort of situations. Of getting my hopes up or imagining 'what if'. Only to end up feeling let down or disappointed. It's another reason why I've been single for a couple of years and not really been out on lots of dates or anything. She's the receptionist at my barbers and I'm there on Saturday. I expect I'll see her then and we'll see what she says.

    Anyway...BBQ last night which was brilliant. Can't whack a good BBQ in the sun. Then played football and squeezed in some housework. That being said, I need to do more tonight.

    HH - Safe travels today
    TA - It's lovely to have you back and I'm sorry things haven't gotten better.
    Dumpling - Remember, you can always get stuff off your chest here. Just writing it out can help.
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 15th May 18, 8:50 AM
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    Morning all

    Lovely bright day here but its very windy, in fact the wind woke me up this morning !!

    The plumber has been this morning and confirmed that the floor problem is indeed a water leek but its under the floor which is encased in concrete !! This is good news for us as the insurance company were trying to re-claim the money from the kitchen fitters (which was OH) they were trying to blame the leek on the sink or d DW !! the plumber said its like a bucket of water a day coming up through the floor each day !!, we can get onto it now and start sorting the problem !

    DD and I are off out shopping today I need to get things for the holiday and she is looking for house bits and bobs.

    Dinner tonight will be pizza and salad so nice and easy when we get back.

    TA I am sorry to hear Mr TA has been so poorly, I hope todays appointment brings some answers xx

    Have good days all xx
    • MoneySavingEmma
    • By MoneySavingEmma 15th May 18, 8:54 AM
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    Hi all,

    Not sure why I didn't get around to posting on Sunday, wasn't particularly busy, just pottering. Yesterday work was manic, today should be more at my own pace, although I do have a few annoying tasks (and people!) to deal with.

    Holly - so glad you are going back to the seaside, I wish I could come with you, really need some sea air!

    TA - good to hear from you but I am sorry Mr TA is not doing so well. I hope today brings answers of some sort. You definitely needs your girls night, it must be so stressful for you.

    dumpling - sorry you are feeling down. I understand the feelings about the workmen in the house. People we've had have been perfectly lovely but it doesn't stop you hating every minute of it and feeling constantly on edge. I hope the lovely new bathroom at the end of it will make it worth it.

    silver-oldie - we have a
    Euonymus too that needs tackling and I can also see that getting everywhere

    Judi - you have such a lot on, not surprising you have a wobble every now and again, hope your quiet day in is just that.

    Sausages tonight I think. Also have bananas to use up so they will either go into a cake or maybe just with custard Looking forward to a quiet evening catching up on a bit of TV. Boring maybe, but fine by me.

    Hugs/spoons/thoughts as needed to those who want them. Have a good day all.
    • mehefin
    • By mehefin 15th May 18, 9:07 AM
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    Morning all
    Hugs and spoons to those in need. Seems quite a lot of you/us at the moment.
    Dull and misty here at the moment, hopefully it will burn off soon as I have to do a poo run to the allotments. Hard work but it goes towards the upkeep of the production team!! Will drag DS out of his pit to help me. I'll be glad when he starts his new job though

    Lainey. I so understand about the delights of lying in 'orrible things. One of our oldies was a grey and showed every mark. Not quite as visible on chesnut or bays thankfully. Seems odd to think we had 5 in stables only a few years ago, and now down to the 2. I do miss them.
    Mrs M has been drooling over a little driving pony a friend has just acquired; it does seem a cutey . Oh well, will have to sell a lot more poo to afford another one again.

    Take carer all
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 15th May 18, 9:19 AM
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    Popped in to pass a massive hug on to Mr and Mrs TA thanks for keeping us up to date and its certainly not moaning take care of yourself through all this we dont want you getting ill as well. Hoping for some positive news for you soon

    AOD Happy birthday to your son ...oh to be 27 again

    Holly enjoy your day trip don't forget the sun cream...bring me a stick of rock

    Bit misty this morning but sun is starting to push through no being a sun sloth for me today though is banana day

    Hope you all have a good day
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 15th May 18, 9:53 AM
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    TA, I'm sorry Mr TA isn't doing so well, I hope the neurologist can help.

    Dumpling, thinking about you, I hope your anxiety lessens today.

    Happy birthday AOD's son. Holly enjoy your day.

    We're back in Bedfordshire - I had a really good night's sleep. We'll be here for two days then off to Norfolk again on Thursday. We have to take Ziggy back to DD tomorrow. I said May was mad for us.

    DH is supposed to be working from home today but he's still lingering in his nightwear.

    DD and SiL have their hospital appointment tomorrow, fingers crossed it goes well. She always has a manic May crossing the country judging cocktail competitions, she was in Manchester yesterday.

    We must spend a few hours in the garden before we go away again or it will be a jungle. I also want to spend a few hours in my sewing room.
    • Lindsay C
    • By Lindsay C 15th May 18, 10:15 AM
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    Lindsay C
    Morning all, hugs to all that need one.

    Holly - I could do with a day like that! Unfortunately I have training at work instead...

    AOD - happy birthday to your son. I turned 10 years older than that yesterday!

    TA - so sorry to hear Mr TA is so poorly. Let's hope you get some answers today.

    Dumpling - sorry you're so down right now. I've just come through the other side of a bit of a dark time myself. Just look after you.

    Have the joy of training this afternoon in another office so late finish. Quick carbonara for dinner - DH will have to fend for himself. Had dinner out yesterday as a birthday treat - no washing up!

    Hope you all have a good day x
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