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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 6th Jul 18, 1:14 AM
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    Hollyharvey
    Old Style Daily Friday 6th July 2018
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    • 6th Jul 18, 1:14 AM
    Old Style Daily Friday 6th July 2018 6th Jul 18 at 1:14 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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    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 6th Jul 18, 8:16 AM
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    LaineyT
    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, 8:33 AM
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    SpekySquarehead
    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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    • Judi
    • By Judi 6th Jul 18, 8:34 AM
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    Judi

    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.

    Sorry to go on.
    Originally posted by silver-oldie
    Know just how you feel. Considering how much I do for my family, no one asks how I am. No one but you all knows I've had this nausea on and off now for about a week.

    Only one person has asked me how I am over the last few weeks and like I said, it wasn't family.

    Facebook...deactivated.

    Your not on your own. I just choose to moan to you lot.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 6th Jul 18, 8:40 AM
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    JackieO
    Morning

    .



    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
    Originally posted by Nelski
    Good morning chums ,what a great weekend that was Nelski, the gin fest sounds brilliant, and right up my street.

    Sitting up until the early hours, laughing like drains, and swigging vino collapsio, quite riotous for us all, and took years off of me The great thing aboiut growing old is actually how much fun you can have, as you stop fretting about what people think of you, or what you look like ,or what you were.It was a brilliant night wasn't it.

    My eldest DD would have heartiliy disapproved, and my youngest would have joined in . Have a brilliant time honey and raise a glass to the old lady in Kent

    Today's plan has gone out of the window, as normally I have History this afternoon but I think either my sink, or my washing machine has sprung a leak as the skirting board was wet last night, so I have Keith the plumber coming today and have to stay in as it depends on when he finishes his other job as he will come to me afterwards.

    He's a good chap and will find the leak and fix it hopfully, so its a day indoors today until he arrives .

    I don't mind as was planning a NSD anyway I shall get my first shop of the month tomorrow as planned when the footballs on and the shops will be quiet

    Looks like its going to be another scorcher today with highs of 28-9c, so feet up and watch the tennis with some knitting I think and a big jug of something cold
    Its my youngest DGD Holly's 25th birthday today and its always a warm one, no doubt see her at some point today

    Keep cool and well hydrated chums Lots of fluids help keep the headaches at bay

    Have a good'un whatever you are doing

    JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Half year totals = £166.19.This is for food only
    &/6/18 first food shop this month £13.48
    • Floss
    • By Floss 6th Jul 18, 8:56 AM
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    Nelski have a fab time...can I guess which hotel?!
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 6th Jul 18, 9:04 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Mrs TA, you continue to be in my thoughts, I really hope that a way forward can be found for your husband.

    Gers hope they sort your Mum out, its better she stays were she is until her heart rate is stable. I understand the fridge clearing, some years ago a friend was taken to hospital with food poisoning, her daughter, who lived in Kent, asked me if I would keep an eye on her. I sorted the fridge and then went into the freezer.........there was stuff in there that was years old..........by the time I had finished sorting out there were two empty drawers in the freezer and the one full drawer was full of meals I had cooked with what I managed to salvage.

    Gosh it was hot last night, I did manage to sleep but on top of the bed threw the light duvet onto the floor......its cloudy now but they tekk us its going to burn off. I hope its not too ht we are going to visit my quilting friend and she insists on sitting in her conservatory which faces south and is like an oven even with the doors open. I just do not do heat these days.

    I nipped over to see my neighbour with some flowers yesterday, she was okish, just a few tears, she has her right arm bandages from her hand to the top of her arm. She has to go back to get it dressed again on Monday. Her son and daughter in law are coming from South Africa for 6 weeks next week, so she will have some company.

    We spent most of yesterday reading in the sitting room, even though the sun was off the front I had to have the fan on. The butterflies continue to settle on the lavender, if you walk down the path from the gate clouds of them fly up.

    Our usual fish and chips tonight, we have some rasps left from last night so they will do for dessert with a blob of cornish ice cream.
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 6th Jul 18, 9:42 AM
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    snoozer
    dumpling, yes it's where the Yorkshire vet is and the home of James Herriot. DD is friendly with his granddaughter although she didn't know until her wedding because of course her surname was Wight, Herriot's real name.

    Silver-oldie, grr at son and d-i-l for disappointing you again.

    Ziggy is walked and it was reasonably cool thank goodness, but I blistered my other heel which is annoying. I just have to make my lunch, put the contents of the fridge in the cold bag and pack the car then I can go.
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 6th Jul 18, 10:23 AM
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    Nelski
    Nelski have a fab time...can I guess which hotel?!
    Originally posted by Floss
    you can try
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 6th Jul 18, 4:20 PM
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    JackieO
    Yay how good is my plumber ,bless him He is the chap who did my bathroom about 4 years ago and when I rang him last night he said don't panic I'll nip in on my way home from work and have a look.Duely turned up moved the washing machine out and said not to worry I've spotted it

    All it was where the pipe went into the sink from the washing machine thare was a tiny leak at the fitting He took it off slapped a load of jollop into the joint refixed it and said 'sorted' !! and wouldn't even take any money for his visit What a gentleman made this old woman very happy I am so pleased I asked him to tile my outside porch for me as its a long overdue job that really needs doing so after my holiday I will ring him up and sort out a date for him to start He really is a lovely chap and will do anything to help you out if he can
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Half year totals = £166.19.This is for food only
    &/6/18 first food shop this month £13.48
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 6th Jul 18, 8:28 PM
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    Evening all
    Apologies for being MIA yesterday and my lateness today but I have been busy, busy, busy and I just don't know where the time has gone.
    Yesterday we watched DGS's assembly about the Rainforest , he and two other boys really enjoyed the dancing. Imagine the hula dance, done with gusto and unco-ordination. Two boys would go one way and one another way and as DGS was in the middle he eventually did his own thing and gave up trying to get all three of them together. Made for a great comedy sketch .

    Tea last night was hot dogs, french fries and followed by a Rocky road mud cake with cream, all eaten and enjoyed al fresco. Then we had a thunder storm and heavy rain for 20 mins, it was heavenly and we all watched the rain through the patio doors whilst eating lollipops. All visitors left by 7.30pm and an early night was in order. It was much cooler and I slept for 11 hours solid, must have needed that.

    Today Mr Fix It decided to do some upcycling ( we kept our old front and back doors ) and replace an outhouse door. " Won't take long " yeah right . Took us all day and still there is no handle on it ! I also did a load in the WM and picked yet more blackcurrants, probably another pound left to ripen, in between "hold this" and "can you get me...... ?" and making umpteen drinks. By golly it were rite hot too, 29 degrees . Mr Fix It has requested that we carry on tomorrow too, only 2 more doors to go ! Can you hear me groan ? ( Mind you it has been on my "to do" list for a very, very, long time)
    Tea tonight was a salad ( half of which I managed to throw on the floor ) as I was too hot and bothered to cook.
    Hope everyone has had a reasonably good day.

    MrsSD lovely to see you posting and also SilverOldie
    I shall send my love and many hugs to all tonight as most of you seem to be struggling with either OH's, children, parents and/or life in general.
    Take care all.
    nan xx
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