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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 6th Jul 18, 12:14 AM
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    Old Style Daily Friday 6th July 2018
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    Old Style Daily Friday 6th July 2018 6th Jul 18 at 12:14 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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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 6th Jul 18, 12:24 AM
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    Morning everyone

    It is far too hot for me to sleep, so I have given up on that.

    I was pleased to get my roots done yesterday, I do hate it when they are becoming noticeable. We left it a bit longer than usual to time the space between appointments to fit in with my hairdresser’s holiday.

    I didn’t get into town in the end yesterday, it was just too hot to walk up there by mid-morning, I will have to go this morning though because I need to collect my prescription. I must start to look for a present for my niece as well.

    It will most definitely be a sandwich in the park for lunch today. I would go to the seaside if it wasn’t for the need to go into town.

    As it is so hot dinner will be quiche with salad and new potatoes and a trifle for dessert, so nice and easy with minimal effort.

    Silver-oldie sorry to read that you have been struggling, please take care of yourself (hugs) xx

    I hope that your mum is responding to treatment after yesterday and is well enough to come home today Gers.

    TA just to say that I am thinking of you, and sending you and Mr TA good wishes xx.

    Nelski you must have got to mocha on the paint chart by now with all the good weather .

    Sounds like a good holiday Mrs SD, I’m pleased that you enjoyed yourself.

    What a lovely visit from Lamewolf for you and Lu Lainey, I’m pleased that you all had a good time. it sounds like Lu did well with the parsnips .

    Nice to see you back Lindsay C. Sorry to hear that you are not having the best of times right now. Enjoy your day just pottering.

    Have as good day possible everyone whatever you are doing.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 6th Jul 18, 5:12 AM
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    Morning folks and thanks HOLLY. Yesterday was horrendously hot I agree and sleeping very difficult in the stuffy bedroom. I would put the fan on but Mr TA can't sleep with the noise of it. Can anyone recommend a silent fan?!

    No phone call yesterday about the second lot of bloods so will give them a ring if we don't hear today. We did, however, get a call from the hospital asking if Mr TA could go and see the Gastroenterologist on the 16th of this month. So well within the 2 week fast track time limit. I know we need to be told just what's what but I shall be the usual nervous wreck. After 5 years of his escalating health problems I should be used to the worry but sadly not.

    I went to the short school concert with DD as planned. Years 3 & 4 singing the various hymns/songs they had been learning especially. They were really good and, despite the hall resembling a sauna, we both enjoyed it. After school they all went on to their swimming/diving clubs and came back here for the customary Bolognese Bake. No matter how big I make it there is never any left!

    It seemed strange waving them off home afterwards but, this morning, I am feeling quite relieved that I don't have the added work of getting them up, off and away to school. DD's BF doing the honours this morning.

    Well, being a Friday, it's that day again and the Friday Tidy is on the agenda. Fortunately it doesn't feel quite as hot as yesterday but, even so, it will just be a lick and a promise again. One day ....!

    Not much in the way of cooking today. Mr TA just managing the nutrishakes these days. Anything remotely solid, even rice pudding, won't go down. I am living off easy meals like salad, new potatoes and some form of protein this hot weather. I alternate between chicken, fish or a veggie based item. With the usual berries, sf jelly and yogurt to finish.

    Have a good day folks and ((HUGS)) as always for all in need. Thinking especially of SILVER-OLDIE, DUMPLING and GERS' DM. Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 6th Jul 18, 5:27 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 and overcast but getting warm already, sky will clear and it's forecast to be another hot day.

    DH and myself enjoying peaceful cuppas, I've showered, just eaten brekkie, and I'm dressed. DS1 now getting ready for work and I'll wake DS2 as now he's finished college, he had a days' work yesterday and has been asked to go back today - so I'll drop him there when I go to town first thing. Once I've been to town we'll be leaving for our hols, can't wait.

    Dinner last night was new pots, roast chicken portions, fish florentine, and veg/caponata, ice cream for dessert. Tonight I don't know as we'll be at our accommodation, not taking that many supplies as we can buy everything there, will just take the essentials, there's a couple of mainstream supermarkets not too far away.

    Heard from a work colleague yesterday that it's all kicked off at work - will be interesting to see what transpires over the coming weeks. So glad not too be at work at the moment, sounds not nice, feel for my colleagues.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
    • tru
    • By tru 6th Jul 18, 5:35 AM
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    It was quite cool on wednesday (well, comparatively!) and I had a productive day. Yesterday afternoon was horrible, I tried to get on with a few things but ended up sat on the sofa feeling a bit sick and light-headed. I hope it's not as muggy today.

    I've caught up with work, repotted a couple of plants and sorted my tomatoes. I'm so pleased my leg hasn't stopped me gardening this year. Mr tru has had to do most of my garden jobs for the past couple of years and he doesn't do things the way I would like It's mine again now and I'm out there most mornings tidying, weeding and pruning, it takes a bit longer than I would like but the point is, I'm doing it. I'm especially proud of two little honeysuckle cuttings which are growing nicely, I'm not good with cuttings usually but these look nice and strong.

    I'll just be pottering today, the only thing that must be done is hoovering, everything else can wait if I feel a bit off again today. I'll put a wash on in a mo then throw some clothes on to take Scampi out, I'll have a cool shower when I get back, and will get the lotions and potions out. My skin is very dry – don't know why, I'm drinking tons of water and eating lots of fruit – and my feet need some heavy duty foot cream.

    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 6th Jul 18, 5:56 AM
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    Morning everyone, yet another hot and sunny day. I'm not complaining, it is lovely but I'd like to have slightly cooler nights. I have slept but patchily and have been up and pottering for a couple of hours.

    Good to see those who have been mis sing and I'm thinking if all those of us who have been having difficult times.

    I tidied yesterday, have just redone the bathroom yet again. This morning I have to go into my former office to get some documents verified. These are my ID docs for my pension. I am already receiving the main part of my pension - I was on a flexible retirement scheme where you can reduce working hours and claim occupational pension while still working. You then get your employment terminated and restarted so a new pension us started and I completed all the firm's, provided verified ID docs and sent them to where they were meant to go, only for them to vanish into thin air. Good job they were only copies and also that this will be just a very small addition to the pension I'm already getting but it is an annoyance , especially with the ongoing saga of state pension, or lack thereof.

    I'll take the opportunity to carry on afterwards to the M&S outlet for shower stuff, it us really cheap there.

    Went to M*rrisons the other day where I bought all sorts of things we'd get anyway vastly reduced, for example a big pot of hummus, the posh sort which should have been £2.24 at 8 pence. None left now, it was so much nicer than the usual stuff and I think nicer than my own homemade. I think the most expensive thing was 4 pots of Greek yogurt with a citrus layer for 12 pence, delicious and all for me as nobody else eats it and 3pence a pot! Clearly I am the last of the big spenders.

    I am trying to decide between hiring a rug doctor and buying a carpet washer. If anyone has a carpet washer and feels like sharing opinions, I'd be glad to hear. I did have a very ancient Vax wet and dry one years ago, it was 3rd hand but did the job for years until it literally fell apart through old age.

    There us a nest of wasps behind the soffit (?) Above the kitchen. I can't tell if it is big or small,. I think it is small though. I really hate wasps, they are my scary thing, like Winston Smith and the rats.

    Hope everyone has the best day possible
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 6th Jul 18, 5:56 AM
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    nmlc, hope everything turns out ok at work.
    TA still thinking of you.

    Heard from DD that her DH's gran died last night. He saw her on Friday and it seems as if she was ready to go. I don't know if they'll have to cut short their holiday for the funeral yet.

    It's lovely and cool at the moment, I hope it doesn't get as hot as yesterday, although I'm driving up to Thirsk to meet DH in the camper van so hopefully it will be a few degrees cooler up there. I hope there won't be lots of Silverstone traffic on the A1. I'll take a picnic and stop at Clumber Park to give Ziggy a run and hopefully have a toilet break, it's so difficult with dogs - I can't leave her in the car and wouldn't leave her tied up outside, she'd go off with anyone.

    She's taken herself back off to bed but I'll try to take her out before it gets too warm.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 6th Jul 18, 6:03 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    Blooming heck, aren't gulls noisy blighters? I've never heard such a loud annoying sound before, woke me at 4.30am and kept me awake. Even tough I live right by the sea either there aren't any gulls or they don't squawk horribly.

    Last night I investigated DM's fridge abd have taken out loads of food with BBE April. She has never lost the war habit of removing green mould. I know that some foodstuffs are OK but not the ones in her fridge. Now I'll have to go shopping to replace them all with fresh.

    Don't know if she's coming home today or not yet. I have to phone the ward mid morning after the docs have been round.

    TA - I'm so pleased that you had a child free overnight and morning! My thoughts are still with you and MrTA.

    Now I must get myself organised. I hope the everyone has a happy Friday.
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    Morning all,

    Grump quit his job yesterday. I knew it was coming from the moans I've had daily for months. I'm just surprised its took this long. He didn't like the foreman, didn't like the drive and they didn't pay enough apparently. Well he will be living on his savings till he gets another job. That's his tax rebate gone.

    The job he was supposed to be moving on to hasn't come off so I don't know what he'll do.

    I only know I can't cope with him and the blasted kids. I'll be pulling my hair out!

    He finishes today but will be back tomorrow as he's got to pack.

    Silver-oldie big hugs coming your way.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 6th Jul 18, 6:34 AM
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    Do you have a shed Judi?
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 6th Jul 18, 6:40 AM
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    Good morning all, it's warm and sunny here. Thank you Holly for starting off.

    It turned cloudy in the early evening yesterday, I half expected a shower, but nothing happened.

    TA, so sorry to hear that things are no better.
    Gers, hope your Mum gets home today.

    We cleaned the outside of the caravan yesterday, bl**dy awful job. The storage people would do it for £20, but we wanted to open the windows and do round the seals, and edges of the perspex window panes, and Dh wanted to check the roof. Anyway it's done, and looks nuch better. It was Dh's birthday yesterday, and you would think that we would go out for a meal or something like that - no, no, we go and clean the caravan, it's the latest way to celebrate.

    Might go out for the day today up to Alnwick Ga*dens, we like to go often to see the changes as the year progresses. The roses will be at their best I should think.. We'll take a picnic, tightwads that we are.

    Glad to see you back Mrs SD.
    You must have really tender feet Snoozer!!

    Thinking of everyone who is sad and worried.

    Take care folks.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 6th Jul 18, 6:50 AM
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    Do you have a shed Judi?
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    I was thinking more of a patio!

    Morning All

    Lovely blue skies again, first load of washing finished - DD found a bagful of bath sheets under the bed that they don't use at the moment as drying is a problem in the flat. I'm giving them a rinse through and she can have them back when they move next week.

    Sorry your DM's not picking up Gers, hopefully she'll be sorted today.
    Glad you don't have the added stress of the DGC this morning TA.
    Good to hear from you SilverOldie.

    My visitors leave today, think we're going for a swim in the Loch before they go then I can go to the allotment. I still have DD's car as DS1 has mine, couldn't really get to the allotment without it. I had some home grown beans yesterday and they were absolutely delicious.

    Have a happy Friday, take care. XX
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 6th Jul 18, 6:59 AM
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    Good morning everyone
    Another sweltering night here but I managed to stay in bed until 6am. I hope this weather breaks soon as I am struggling . Steve has left for work and Phoebe is sat next to me cuddling her cat.

    I am hoping Steve will bring back some fish and chips for lunch and then I don't have to cook tea. We have shopping coming this morning so there will be food if he doesn't. That reminds me, I have to clean the fridge ready for the new shopping as someone spilled apple juice on the shelves and didn't clear it up .

    Steve's friend is coming to see us next week which in one way will be lovely for Steve as he is his best friend from years ago but on the other hand it is a tiny bit awkward for me as he is my ex boyfriend from when I was 16. We actually lived together for a short while but obviously it didn't work out as I fell in love with Steve. Anyway, he is a lovely guy and Steve has booked a whole week off work so they can spend time together. I just hope they don't spend too much time reminiscing .

    nmlc, I hope you have a brilliant holiday and can put your work worries away xx
    Gers, fingers crossed your mum will be well enough to come home today. My gran used to keep all sorts of bits of food in her fridge too including 1 slice of tomato on a plate with a bowl over it. She never wasted anything and would put me to shame if she was still alive xx
    Holly, sorry you can't sleep, hope you manage to grab 40 winks sometime today xx
    Tru, I have garden envy, when I first moved here I planted loads of flowers and loved gardening, now I am too immobile and I can't get down on my knees but hopefully that will change in the future. Hope you carry on getting lots of joy from your garden xx
    Silver-Oldie, just sending you loads and loads of hugs xx
    Judi, aaargh, hope you manage to keep your hair , sending you a bucket load of patience and hugs xx
    TA, I'm so sorry that you have more worries now, please try and take some time for you to offload, it is so important not to bottle things up. Also sending you a bucket load of hugs xx
    AOD, we have a bissell but it only has a small water tank so it is good for spot cleaning but not great at doing a whole room. The best one we had was the orange vax. Hope you manage to get your pension sorted xx
    snoozer, have a lovely time in Thirsk, I love the Yorkshire Vet programme which is set there I believe xx
    bellabella, glad you had a good time at the theatre, I love musicals too xx

    Phew, I hope I remembered everyone, hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 6th Jul 18, 7:03 AM
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    Heading for the hottest day of the year today according to the weather forecast. Plans are till work till 2 ish then get back into the sun for a few hours.

    Had a great day yesterday. We went to a local sizzler pub. I had my go to favourite lamb koftas and my veggie mate had something with squeaky cheese. Had a lovely catch up and a couple of indulgent wines

    Off to Blackpool tomorrow for a book club meet/ginfest/afternoon tea. Staying in a prom front hotel which is going to be such a laugh ...been many a year since I did Blackpool landlords/ladies in fact the last time if my memory serves me well was with my adopted mum Jackie....wish you were coming again Jacks you would love the planned ginfest

    Fridge raiding for sustenance today so no doubt something with salad for dinner and possibly a hot dog in between which to my shame I am having a little addiction to right now.

    TA so glad your daughter is sorting her childcare you really do need to be focused on you and Mr TA right now.
    Judi sorry to hear about Grump but it did sound inevitable. Maybe he will find something more local now and happier with

    Have a lovely day all Im off to soak my baskets
    • redruby
    • By redruby 6th Jul 18, 7:03 AM
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    Morning all

    Another lovely day here and day off for me, I am up early as I want to get to the shops and back before it gets too hot and crowded.

    Once back I shall have a quick tidy through and then this afternoon I shall be on the sofa with the fan on and watching a film and most probably a nap

    Not sure about dinner tonight I shall buy something while im out this morning nothing too heavy though !

    Going to put a wash on before I go out so that it should be finished by the time im back ready to hang out.

    TA I hope you hear something today and its not as bad as you fear xxx

    Silveroldie please come and post, we miss you xx

    Have good days all xx
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    Do you have a shed Judi?
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    Haha two but they are crammed full of his work stuff and junk. Standing room only.

    I did say that he could repair the bottom gates he's been promising to fix for months but he said it's too hot to work outside. I know if he doesn't do it now it'll never get done.

    Anyone got any ideas how to get this clean? It's mud but will be 3 days old by the time I get it.

    This is what broke the camels back so to speak. "I'm an electrician" he moaned "not a grounds worker"
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 6th Jul 18, 7:06 AM
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    Thank you Dumpling it was the orange vax tgat we had before and I liked mine. I have seen some reviews that suggest that the new models may be less robust but others say they are good so I'm really torn. But my vacuum cleaner is on its last little leggies so getting one of those woukd kill two birds with one stone.

    Judi I got some towels really filthy tge other day mopping up a spill and soaking up the mopping mess and I washed them in bio washing powder, they came out good as new. If it is standing room only in the shed, you could tell him to go for a long stand.
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    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 6th Jul 18, 7:08 AM
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    Good morning all

    thank you for your kind thoughts.

    Last month wasn't too good. Started with food poisoning, still not 100% now. It made me realise I am really on my own. No-one knew I was not feeling well. I know it's down to me, I don't have social skills, I don't have a friend, the thought of going out to social things fill me with terror.
    I was looking forward to seeing DS, DiL and grandson but they cancelled last minute.
    Went for a day out with DH. I stopped to look at some thing for a second, turned around and couldn't see him, panic. I knew he couldn't have gone far, seems he needed the loo but he was coming out of the ladies. oh well at least he was safe.

    Sorry to go on.
    If you walk at night no-one will see you cry.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 6th Jul 18, 7:16 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    It does feel fresher after yesterday’s awful oppressive heat, real headache weather.

    The electricity stayed off until just after 3 but it was quite nice really, after a few jobs I spent the morning reading in a shady spot in the garden. Obviously DOH couldn’t do much work wise so we popped out to a riverside pub for lunch but actually ended up sitting inside as just too stifling outside.
    Today is a hair appointment this morning and then over to see lovely Lu later.

    Hugs to all with poorly loved ones or struggling themselves.

    Have a good day folks x
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 6th Jul 18, 7:33 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Busy on here this morning

    It was date night last night with my lovely gran. We enjoyed some lovely duck and veg then had some sticky toffee pudding afterwards. Her eyesight is getting worse and I can tell it's really frustrating her. She uses a magnifying glass to see the instructions on most things, which is probably her biggest annoyance. With it getting worse, she fears she'll lose her independence at some point. Completely understandable.

    Tonight I'm working. So I'll do a 14 hour shift, but I'm unfortunately not paid hourly.

    Tomorrow, I have a real date! It's a girl from work who started a few months ago so we're going for a few drinks and a meal. I'm not sure what to think at this stage to be honest, I'll update you all on Monday.

    silver-oldie - Don't apologise. And you have us here, of course!
    nelski - enjoy tomorrow!! Sounds lovely.
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