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    • beenthere_donethat
    • By beenthere_donethat 5th Jul 18, 4:24 AM
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    Old Style Daily Thursday 5th July 2018
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    Old Style Daily Thursday 5th July 2018 5th Jul 18 at 4:24 AM
    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.
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 5th Jul 18, 6:17 AM
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    Morning everyone

    I had a lovely day yesterday and we finally got home at 10.00pm. We had a lovely lunch overlooking a harbour and as the forecast is good for next week we are going to go back one day. I am trying to make the most of days at the seaside before the schools break up and it gets really busy.

    Today Iím having my hair coloured first thing and then will go and do a bit of shopping in the town. It is my nieceís birthday soon and I need to start looking for a suitable present. I always have trouble trying to find something for her. I broke my favourite mug yesterday and need to go into Debenhams to get another one.

    I have stripped the bed and have got that in the washing machine, other than that I am still putting off doing much housework as long as the weather is so good.

    Gers sorry to hear about your mum but she is in the best place, and at least she is getting treatment now. Make sure to take care of yourself though.

    TA I hope that you enjoyed your Ďgirlsí night out.

    Good to see you post Cranky.

    Have a good day everyone whatever you are doing.
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 5th Jul 18, 6:34 AM
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    Morning everyone

    BTDT - thanks for starting us off x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Sun shining and warm already. I'll find enough to make up a wash load ad get it pegged on the line.

    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 pork steaks braised in gravy, mash, peas/veg. Not sure what we'll be having tonight but need to do some food shopping today so will be organising that later. I have the normal trek to town to visit the bank and building society, then the local cheap chemist for last minute bits for our hols.

    I'll be ironing and packing too, I have the usual "to do" list.

    Yesterday work was busy again, at times it felt like I was the only one as the calls were stacked and didn't appear to get any less as I answered them! It's completely clear that those in charge aren't really bothered as there's a new management structure in place and that manager hasn't been to any of our locations to meet the staff, most of us wouldn't know who they were if they walked past us! We're just being left to get on with it - so I'm more than pleased that I'm now on annual leave for 2 weeks! Hoping by the time I get back the situation is under control but I doubt it.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 5th Jul 18, 6:42 AM
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    Good morning and thank you for starting the thread BTDT.

    Holly that does sound a lively day.

    Gers, best wishes for your mum.

    I slept better last night, it was a bit cooler so although I woke several times, I managed to get back to sleep until 5, which is a lie in for me.

    It was quite cloudy when I got up but the clouds are dissipating now and we'll have another hot and sunny day. What a change from last summer, I hope that it will still be warm and sunny when the schools break up.

    As ever I have stuff to do but all mind-bogglingly boring so will not go into detail, just wishing everyone a good day.
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    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 5th Jul 18, 6:45 AM
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    Good morning, and thanks for starting off, Btdt.
    It's a pleasant morning here, yesterday turned out hot and sunny after a grey start.

    Glad you had a nice day out Holly.
    Hope you enjoyed your night out TA.

    We just pottered yesterday, Dh went over to the caravan to make a minor repair, and I did the usual stuff here. Today it's his birthday, not doing much, but we'll go out tomorrow for the day.

    I'm all aches and pains this morning - tablets that I have to take long term aggravate my already arthritic joints. Later on I'll have loosened up a bit.

    That's it folks - hope you all have a good day. take care all.
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 5th Jul 18, 7:00 AM
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    Good morning everyone and a beautiful morning here in the Medway,sun is up and the sky is blue and a gentle breeze to keep us cool, what a fabulous spell of weather we are having. I know as Brits we all like to moan about the weather but now and again we get a lovely spell and it really is glorious.

    Glad you enjoyed your trip out H/Harvey and as the weather is due to carry on for a little while you are right to make the most of it.

    My gardener comes this morning so by lunchtime my little bit of Kent will be mowed ,weeded and looking tidy again.

    No shopping to buy I am going to have a coupls of stuffed peppers and salad for dinner tonight I shall prepare them shortly and put in the fridge for cooking in my remoska when I get back from DDs later, nice and easy meal just chuck in the pot and cook while I put my feet up with a glass of something cool as this afternoon may be another warm one

    Another week nearly gone and 6 weeks tomorrow until our holidays.

    DGD and her OH and baby Erin will be home this weekend from their holiday in Cornwall, they certainly have had nice weather and its the baby's first holiday to the seaside so there will be lots of photos I expect.

    Right the kettle is calling for my moring coffee which will kickstart my day

    Have a smashing day chums

    JackieO xx
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 5th Jul 18, 7:10 AM
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    Morning all

    Looks like another scorcher we have been so lucky with the weather so far, it feels like it should be the end of summer and the schools have not even broken up yet.

    Off to work for me today but its my Friday as I have boked tomorrow off , eventually I want to drop to four days a week, I need to pay my car loan off first I am making overpayments each month so It will be paid earlier anyway I just want it done asap.

    Something and chips for dinner tonight I will go and look in the freezer after this there is loads on there anyway. I also need to do a wash tonight.

    Gers best wishes for your dear mum, she is in the right place to be getting some help xx

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 5th Jul 18, 7:25 AM
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    Morning All

    Hope your Mum is resting and getting the care she needs Gers. Take care of yourself, especially driving up and down to Glasgow.

    Your seaside trips sound just the thing for you Holly.

    I was at the seaside yesterday too, DD and I took the bikes to Cumbrae (known locally as Millport) and cycled round. My visitors took their car over so we met up with them for a picnic lunch and a swim in the sea. It was mighty cold until you got used to it but I felt very refreshed when I came out!

    Called at the allotment on the way home and DD picked her dinner - an onion, some peas, beans, spinach and a baby courgette. I think all my watering is paying off!

    Not sure what's happening today, visitors are still sleeping but it's a bit cloudy here so probably no sea or loch swimming today. Washing is up to date but the house is looking a little untidy, I'll wait until the visitors leave tomorrow before I have a tidy.

    Hope you are all well, have a good day and take care. XX
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 5th Jul 18, 7:37 AM
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    Good morning folks. A scorcher here too. Have just had to shut the blind again the sun was blinding me.

    Two phone calls yesterday morning upset me for the day. The surgery with a message that Dr R had decided to refer Mr TA fast-track to the Gastroenterologist as she was really worried about his drastic weight loss.. Ten minutes later another call from the doctor herself. She had got the blood results from Tuesday, showing Mr TA is drastically anaemic and another result she was worried about. She wanted them repeating, this time at the hospital, if we could collect a form en route. I went in panic mode as I am living like a coiled spring as it is. DD took us on to the hospital and now I am fully expecting further bad news this morning when she gets yesterday's results back.

    The shopping did get done eventually, later than planned. DD wanted to call in at Aldi on the way home so I went in with her and threw a load of stuff in a trolley. My list was at home but I think I got most of what I wanted.

    I didn't feel a bit sociable after the upsetting day and really didn't want to go out last night. Mr TA said I had to, I needed a break. So taxi booked, picking 2 of the girls up on the way to the carvery and met the other 2 there. After a large wine I did relax a bit and it was nice to have someone to offload my worries to. A lovely meal as always, with further wine, and it was fairly quiet. Lots of windows open so didn't feel as oppressive as we expected.

    This afternoon I am supposed to be going with DD to a school concert, with the two younger DGDs singing. A phone call might change that plan. Then they should all be back here to sleep before tomorrow's school run. DD said I have enough on just now and her BF is taking them to school tomorrow. All being well though they are coming here after swimming for tea as they were distraught that they would be missing Grandma's awesome Bolognese Bake! Will delay making that a while in case plans have to change.

    Gosh I have waffled on a bit, sorry. Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) where wanted/needed. Well done to the HT CRANKY and better news re your mum GERS, Still no SILVER-OLDIE has anyone heard from her? Hope all is ok. Take care all xx
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    • By I Love comps 5th Jul 18, 7:47 AM
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    Morning All,

    TA Thinking of you and Mr TA . At least the doctor is trying to sort things out for you.

    Another hot sunny day here. I wished I lived by the sea though.

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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 5th Jul 18, 8:04 AM
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    TA, I hope you have better news today.
    Gers, I'm glad DM is getting treatment.

    I'm still half asleep because I didn't sleep well last night and Ziggy woke me early and then I got a leg cramp so probably didn't drink enough yesterday.

    I was about take the pup out last night when I discovered the garden gate wide open and no pup in sight. Cue me racing around the estate like a mad woman. I eventually came across her with a couple who had found her lying in the road (luckily a quiet cul-de-sac). I'd gone the way we normally walk her but she'd gone the other way of course. The couple had rung the number on her tag but of course it was DD's who was in the air en-route to the Seychelles. I must get another tag made for her with our number on it.

    Anyway DD has just landed I'm hoping she will have a relaxing holiday because see needs it but she let me know her DH had heard from his mum just as they were boarding that his gran is very ill so I@m half expecting to hear that they are returning.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 5th Jul 18, 8:04 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Trying to get everything done and post quickly before our leccy goes off, itís meant to be down all day so fridge will be staying shut, luckily itís the day before food shopping so itís pretty empty anyway.
    DOH will go out and get his haircut, I have a parcel to return and a few other errands to run, we are then going to a local pub for lunch, itís by the river with tables in the shade so little dog can come too.
    Lu was lucky enough to have a special visitor yesterday, Lamewolf and her fella came for cuddles and to feed her parsnips which she loved. It was smashing to see them both and LW was so complimentary about my girlie which pleased me no end

    TA you are all in my thoughts, take care x

    Have a good day folks x
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 5th Jul 18, 8:13 AM
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    Another day in paradise here

    Managed a fair bit of work yesterday so now just have tons of prep to do before my official return to the classroom next week.

    Load of washing ready to hang out in a minute and the baskets to soak before the sun sneaks round. Asda delivering some goodies for me soon so thats shopping ticked off.

    Off to lunch with a good friend today so prepare for the sense that the world has once again been sorted if only it was that easy eh?

    Food wise i doubt ill want much after lunch but crunchie ice cream will no doubt feature.

    TA I hope the results are not as scary as you are thinking thoughts as always are with you both

    Gers All the best to your mum
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 5th Jul 18, 8:28 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Slept much better last night due to having the window open and using a cold water bottle. In fact, I slept so well that I slept in, so I've missed the gym this morning - oh well.

    Tonight is date night with my gran, first Thursday of the month. Not sure what's she's cooking up although there were rumours it was going to be mince & tatties.

    Camelot - Millport is a lovely place. Especially with the good weather.
    TA - Fingers crossed for the results today. You're both going through so much. And don't be sorry!
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 5th Jul 18, 8:54 AM
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    TA hope the news from the hospital & gp is positive

    Back in work today to an IT issue with a major part of my job...cue much thumb-twiddling while it is resolved!
    • Gers
    • By Gers 5th Jul 18, 8:56 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    TA - no wonder you're in a state! The blood test results should come through fairly quickly and treatment started very soon after which will make a difference to MrTA. I'm so pleased you went out with your friends last night.

    DM has texted me already this morning. She's feeling less 'wobbly' which is good. I'll be sorting out things here before going back down to Glasgow.

    I'll water the garden again this morning especially the potatoes and roses. As I'll be gone until Monday afternoon so want to keep them going.

    Happy Thursday to everyone and thanks for the good wishes.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 5th Jul 18, 9:49 AM
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    Gosh it's hot today, I took the Ziggy out but only covered half the distance we did yesterday when it was much fresher. When we got back she lay in the shade by the front door and refused to come in. The front of the house is always much cooler than the back because it's north facing.

    I'm feeling disgruntled because I have a blister on my heel now. I have to be so careful with my feet because they blister really easily, I put some new trainer socks on this morning and before I'd walked 100 yards I had a blister!

    I'm glad you saw LW Lainey, I was going to ask if anyone had heard from her lately.
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    Morning all,

    Another quiet day for me i hope. Yesterday started off quiet but the afternoon was anything but.

    TA thinking of you both. Hope the results arent as daunting as they sound.

    Gers glad your Mum is making progress.

    Need to get back to menu planning. Im spending too much in the supermarket and wasting such a lot too.

    Need to think again about changing energy suppliers. When my present tarif ends my direct debit will go up from £139 a month to over £200! Well they always stick you on the dearest tarif dont they?

    Bin men have just been, taken my wheelie bin full of rubbish and 4 black sacks of junk. I love my bin men.

    Onwards and forwards,

    have a great day all.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 5th Jul 18, 10:07 AM
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    I'm feeling disgruntled because I have a blister on my heel now. I have to be so careful with my feet because they blister really easily, I put some new trainer socks on this morning and before I'd walked 100 yards I had a blister!...
    Originally posted by snoozer
    I suffer the same problem & have to buy double layer socks, which really help. I got some white sports trainer socks from T@sco
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 5th Jul 18, 10:09 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one, especially the TA's I hope the news from the blood tests is not what you are fearing.

    I was up early and showered off to Aldi, picked up my neighbour at the bus stop and dropped him in the town. I seem to have spent a lot in Aldi, I am not sure this once a week shop is going to work out, but we will see.

    OH is painting the base of the shed with preservative, he is not going to be out there long, its roasting. I have the fan on in the sitting room, there is not so much breeze today.

    For some reason my hip started playing up when I went to bed, so took paracetamol instead of Ibrofen, it was after 1am before I settled down, slept until OH woke me going to the loo at 5 but I managed another couple of hours sleep.

    I need to pop over and see my neighbour this morning, it was a year yesterday since her husband passed away, I bought her some flowers, so will drop them in. I put a card through the door after the coffee morning from the group to let her know we were think about her. Her son was with her all day and I guess she heard from her daughter in Spain and son in South Africa. He is due on a 6 weeks visit this month which will be company for her.

    I froze raspberries and gooseberries last night. There is a bowl of black currants in the fridge, will take some to my quilting friend tomorrow.

    Gers....pleased to hear your Mum is feeling a bit better, both OH and I have heart failure, I also have heart block which was the reason for the pacemaker 3 years ago. OH takes medication for his.

    Frittata and salad tonight for supper.
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