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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 16th May 18, 5:52 AM
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    Old Style Daily Wednesday 16th May 2018
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    • 16th May 18, 5:52 AM
    Old Style Daily Wednesday 16th May 2018 16th May 18 at 5:52 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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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 16th 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

    Cloudy, overcast and very breezy here this morning, quite cool too. I have got washing to peg out.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly as he want's a lift.

    Dinner last night was fish, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg - tonight we'll be having pork steaks braised in gravy, mash, cauli in cheese sauce, broc, cabbage and peas.

    Yesterday work wasn't as busy as Monday but still busy enough with lots of unhappy customers - I'm doing another job in a back office today, so we'll see how that goes.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 16th May 18, 6:22 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:22 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:22 AM
    Morning All

    Thanks for the start Holly, glad you had a good day.
    Sorry Mr TA isn't so good TA, hope you can get some answers soon.
    Sounds painful Mrs SD.

    The sun is shining, I may get this driveway finished if the weather keeps up. I was rained off yesterday but wasn't sorry, really didn't feel like doing outside work as this bloomin cold is developing at a rate of knots! The rain didn't last long but by then I had had a bath and was thinking about bed.

    Just about to put my dressing gowns on the line, should be nice and dry when I get home.

    Work again today, the children are quite happy with the dry weather and everyone seems to be in a better mood. Have a good Wednesday, take care. XX
    • Gers
    • By Gers 16th May 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:24 AM
    Morning folks.

    Sounds like you had a top day Holly.

    The morning is glorious, such a change from yesterday. It must have been cold last night as there's condensation on the windows so I've got the dehumidifier running for an hour.

    This morning I'm invigilating and then I've got a meeting at college. Not an arduous day at all and nothing exciting.

    I've pulled some chicken breasts out of the freezer which I'll have for my main meal. Must get some veg as I'm out of it completely.

    Happy Wednesday to everyone.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 16th May 18, 6:34 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:34 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:34 AM
    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY. That sounded a lovely day for you yesterday.

    Well yesterday's appointment with the Neurologist didn't go well. He seemed a bit miffed that Mr TA's Oncologist in Leeds had suggested the Peripheral Neuropathy was to blame for the digestive problems he is having. Not so, he said. You need to see a Gastroenterologist, So yet another branch of medicine to add to our ever growing list. We have a review of yesterday's appointment with a GP this morning so will take it from there. He really can't go on as he is with difficulty eating and, consequently, losing even more weight so I hope this can be arranged quickly. It goes without saying that I am very worried.

    We have lost the sun today but it's due back tomorrow they say. It's eldest DGDs Confirmation service tonight and DD has booked a family meal afterwards at a lovely little Italian restaurant in town. I really can't see us going for the meal, as things are, but Mr TA is adamant he wants to go to the Church. We'll see how the day goes first and see how he feels by this evening.

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) for all in need/want of them. Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • Judi
    • By Judi 16th May 18, 6:52 AM
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    Morning Holly and all,

    Bladder got me up an hour ago and I couldn't get back to sleep so I'm listening to a little light music and catching up on posts.

    Youngest came back from work in a foul mood last night. He carried it on by slamming doors and got yelled at. He might be having a rough time but he isn't taking it out of the house!

    Prodigal came yesterday for a feed which of course he got but also got a lecture about budgeting.

    Grump sent me pictures from the beach last night. It's only a couple of miles from the job. Rub it in why doesn't he?!

    Eldest sent me a picture yesterday...He was sitting on a roof on one of the highest spots round here. Working on it of course. Thank goodness he's sober.

    Not sure what today will bring. Bring it on! Preferably after 10am and before 5.

    Holly I'm glad you had a lovely time yesterday. I'm ok thanks.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all

    .
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • redruby
    • By redruby 16th May 18, 7:21 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:21 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:21 AM
    Morning all


    Seems a little bit cooler here this morning with a sharp wind again, yesterday turned out to be lovely again, I think we are due nice weather for about two weeks


    Back to work for me today but its a short week with only three days so its payback for my long week last week.


    Not sure about dinner tonight but there is plenty in, if its nice and sunny we may bbq or if not we have sausage and mash.


    Got a few bits for my holiday yesterday but still need a few t-shirts as there was not much about so we will have to have another shopping trip.


    Specky some things are just not meant to be, there will be a perfect person out there for you, and will happen when you least expect it.


    Gentle hug for Mr TA xx


    Have good days all xx
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 16th May 18, 7:32 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:32 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:32 AM
    Good morning everyone and a bit cooler this morning but still bright at least
    Sounds like your day was really nice Holly H andyour neighbour enjoyed the trip as well.Hope all goes well with the new Dr. today.

    Eldest DD popped in yesterday for a cuppa and I got my net curtains down and done and out on the line and she is coming this morning to rehang them for me,and for breakfast then we are off to the Dockside outlet centre near us for a wander (she shops as a hobby ) I will go with her for the coffee I know she will want

    Yay we won two bottle of vino last night at quiz night so our wins stash is growing, once there is enough for us all to have a bottle we will have a share out.

    Tonight its a 'meet the author' night at the local library, and there are three authors of crime writing turning up so it should be interesting (also free with tea/coffee and biscuits ) my kind of night out

    Tomorrow I shall be out to dinner at youngest DDs house as it would have been my late OH's 85th birthday and we always celebrate together even though its 15 years this year since we sadly lost him.

    Already its the middle of the month, and the time is just flying by just lately.

    Right time to get a wriggle on and the kettle as well

    Have a good day chums what ever you are doing and hopefully the sun will shine down on you all


    Cheers JackieO xxx
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 16th May 18, 7:33 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:33 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:33 AM
    Another day of the mysterious disappearing post.

    Holly what a lovely day yesterday and I hope the consultant's visit goes well.

    TA, you and your DH are in my thoughts and hopefully you will be able to enjoy the church service.

    Dumpling, in answer to your question, I make a lot of things for the children and grandchildren of friends. Many of tge toys are in sets or families. Sometimes I make things for competition or raffle prizes. Often, when I make things for people at work, other people see them and ask me to make similar ones but with clothes in specific styles, it can be quite fiddly to make bride and groom outfits for small bears, especially since I have not really experienced a bear wedding. I improvise. I also make a lot of children's clothes, often to my own design, and baby blankets, all kinds of hats, gloves, scarves. I rarely knit for myself though. I'd forgotten but some years ago, I was asked to make 50+ mice in different colours as wedding favours, I only hope nobody there had a mouse phobia. I think they had a theme, Alice in Wonderland or something.

    I am working this morning but as I worked on my day off, I might take the afternoon for myself today. It is dull but not raining.

    My son had quite a good day, he has health problems but has goid and less good periods.I note that he had a huge box of Ferrero Rocher which he ate, shared some with his dad and I was offered one. Also they ate a chocolate orange but although I was offered a piece, I don't like those so declined. They had swordfish, followed by rack of lamb, I had a fishcake. OH cooked.

    I really should he my arris in gear. Have a good, or at least tolerable day.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • tru
    • By tru 16th May 18, 7:50 AM
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    Morning

    I couldn't post yesterday, the laptop decided to do updates then have a clean-up – even though auto updates are turned off and I hadn't set it for a disk check or the other thing it did (can't remember what it was now, lol). As it was ignoring my settings, I ran various scans to make sure there were no problems, that took ages so I gave up on internetting for the day.

    I've started a new crochet blanket but haven't planned it, just decided to start with squares then do rows of various stitches in various colours and see where it takes me. I've made the squares, joined them together in a row and now I'm stuck because I can't decide which colour to use for the first row of stitches

    I'm going to catch up with the housework this morning. Miss tru isn't sure what time she'll finish work today so she's going to ring me at 10am to let me know whether she'll be home for lunch or not. If she is, I'll be having a lazy afternoon with her, if not I'll go through my work and get a bit of my room sorted.

    Bulletproof
    • bellabella
    • By bellabella 16th May 18, 7:57 AM
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    Morning all
    Hugs and spoons to the TA's and i hope you have a nice evening out at the confirmation x
    I hope all those on holibobs are having a restful and enjoyable time x
    I went with mum and DD2 to the Globe yesterday I didn't go in but they saw a play there I wandered along the river and it was a beautiful day We also had afternoon tea at The Swan which is attached to the theatre .
    I need to get a wiggle on today as yesterday nothing was done I am waiting for DS to text me when he needs picking up as he is on nights this week .
    Right DW and WM are on and Dolly has been walked so i shall have a cuppa and crack on I think dinner tonight will be ham, egg and chippies.
    Have a great day whatever you are up to x
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 16th May 18, 8:03 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    It is a lot cooler and quite grey here this morning. I managed to have a strip wash in the kitchen sink so I don't feel quite as grubby now. The builders are coming at 8 again so I will get the kettle on for them in a minute. We have tiles on the wall now so it is going very well and should hopefully be all done by Friday.

    I will be doing some cooking and baking today to keep me occupied as I don't have any visitors coming. I still have loads of food to use up so will make some to go in the freezer. Becky will help me when she gets up as she enjoys cooking.

    Thank you AOD for your interesting reply re the knitting. I have found it to be a bit of a sanity saver over the past year and although I have tried making clothes, toys are my favourite thing to make.

    Oh the doorbell has just gone so I will love you and leave you. Hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 16th May 18, 8:18 AM
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    TA, sorry you haven't got t the bottom of what is wrong yet, I hope you have a lovely time tonight.

    I lost yesterday as I was feeling so sore and tired I did nothing, we even has a takeaway for dinner which we haven't done for ages. I'm feeling cross with myself because it hasn't helped, I'm still very achey - I've been like this since my fall last week, so although I didn't do anything too nasty the jarring and shock of the fall seems to have set off a flare up.

    We're taking Ziggy back this morning, we'll miss her a lot but we'll be able to go away this weekend without any worries.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 16th May 18, 8:33 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Grey and damp here but good for the garden

    Lu went out on her summer paddock for the first time yesterday so had a bit of a food baby when I went over later, she is well monitored when I’m not there but I did have a bad dream last night about her getting colic, it happened once with darling Bill and never want to go through that again!
    Mehefin when I started thinking about getting another horse last year I had three main conditions, had to be a gelding, at least 8 years old and preferably a dark bay so what did I end up with...... a 5 year old grey mare BUT she has a fantastic character and that’s one thing you can’t teach so she’ll do for me,
    Not a lot planned for today, the deep clean of the kitchen on Monday has sort of put me off housework for the time being so am thinking perhaps a long walk with small dog.

    Ouch MrsSD, hope you feel better soon.
    Enjoy Cornwall Csarina and hope the sun shines for you.
    Hugs to all with worries and cares, take care folks x
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 16th May 18, 8:41 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    Another lovely day in Glasgow. Not a cloud to be seen!

    Last night I done what I set out to do and smashed all my housework. Spotless.

    Been to the gym this morning and I've got football tonight. Nothing much else planned.

    Right need to dash. Hope everyone has a good day.
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 16th May 18, 9:00 AM
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    Morning all
    Thanks for the thread Holly, hugs to all in need especially the TAs.
    I managed to get a lie in this morning, it was 7:20 when I got out of bed, I'll be up at 5 tomorrow for childcare and next week as CHS is on the early shift.
    Plans for today include boatwork, it's like housework but takes less time!
    CHS to work at 1 then collected about 10. I may recover the lid of my sewing box/footstool as it is very grubby, I'll use oilcloth this time.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • MoneySavingEmma
    • By MoneySavingEmma 16th May 18, 9:12 AM
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    Morning,

    Overcast here today. Not a problem really as I'll be inside at work for most of it. My car is having its MOT today too so fingers crossed.

    Sausages last night were very good, I had a sweet potato mash and some veg with them so I'm taking that as a healthy meal Lasagne tonight I think, one of my favourites.

    TAs - sorry you did not get any answers yesterday. I hope you both manage to enjoy the service later. You are in my thoughts a lot. x

    Holly - what a wonderful day out. For my birthday a couple of years ago all I asked for was fish and chips at the seaside followed by an ice cream. It was such a lovely day Hope all goes well with the home visit today.

    JackieO - congrats on the win, I do love a good pub quiz Hope you have a nice time celebrating and reminiscing tonight with your family

    Better go and do what I'm actually paid for now
    Have a good day all
    Emma
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 16th May 18, 9:17 AM
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    Morning chums

    Holly that sounds like a perfect day but the big question is did you you get me some rock Hope today goes well and they can start to put your mind at rest about your house.
    TA hope the review goes well today you must be sick of the sight of doctors by now. Enjoy the confirmation tonight. Thinking about you x
    Jackiemum Thats some stack of wine you've won now we will be seeing you on Eggheads next
    snoozer hope you feel better today don't overdo it
    Mrs SD sounds painful take care today
    csarina Your holiday sounds lovely and the weather is set to be kind to you too Enjoy

    Shopping with mum was higher on the stress scale than normal she really seems to be going downhill quickly now mentally. Her short term memory is shot to bits and she keeps asking me the same questions over and over problem is she totally refuses to see a doctor and just claims its all because of age. That may well be true but I wish she would get it checked out at the very least. I do long to be one of those calm patient people but this is driving me nuts and makes for a very stressful day

    Today I want to catch up on some work plans and at the moment the sun isn't shining so I have no excuse. Need to eat from the fridge tonight as there are a lot of salad and veg bits need eating up may have a ploughmans I think minus the apple as none in.

    Hope you all have as good a day as you can
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 16th May 18, 9:36 AM
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    Morning all,

    Cool and grey today after a beautiful one yesterday. I popped into town after my hairdresser had been and cut nearly 4 months growth off,looks much better . I wanted to look at swimming costumes as we are going away at the weekend for SisILs birthday and the hotel has a pool.Bit shocked at the prices but didnt see one I liked so it'll have to be my trusty black one.I did see a dress I liked in marks but they didnt have my size in that colour so tried a different colour that didnt do much for me .Looked online when I got home and every size is out of stock in all colours .I got a couple of tops and shorts for DGD to take as well & SisILs gift card.Also got some solar lights for the revamped garden bit from a pound shop,which looked lovely last night

    Had an extra one for tea last night.DS1s mate has moved into a shared house and doesnt yet trust his parcels to be delivered there so they're coming here - he called on his way home from work and got fed too.He doesn't have any family nearby and thinks our 2 are very lucky,bless.him.

    I'm not going out today apartfrom picking DGS up from nursery school,need to do some ironing.With making the most of the weather it has proliferated.Tea will be a freezer rummage.

    TA sorry Mr TA is still feeling bad,hope someone can sort him out soon.Enjoy DGDs service tonight.
    Snoozer hope you feel better soon,and DDs appointment goes well.
    Holly,what a lovely day you had.
    Better get going,hope you all have the best day you can 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 16th May 18, 11:05 AM
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    everyone,

    Thanks for starting us off Holly & so happy that you had such a lovely day

    Thank you all for your kind wishes . My eye is practically closed now & couldn’t get an appointment at the drs until tomorrow However tmi coming up - couldn’t brush my teeth this a.m. so gargled & rinsed with Lister*ne & had the pleasure of seeing clots in the sink & so far today no pain - I said it was tmi

    DB & DH are off in the van delivering furniture to various places When they return we will be loading up the van for tomorrow’s trip to DNeph. So DSis & I will be boxing up his stuff while the wm is doing a last load as he is having that
    I need carrots to add to my version of a lamb stew.

    Have a good day everyone

    MrsSD
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