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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 9th Jul 18, 12:07 AM
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    Old Style Daily Monday 9th July
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    Old Style Daily Monday 9th July 9th Jul 18 at 12:07 AM
    This is an ďover the garden fenceĒ type thread where we chat about everything Old Style and maybe a little bit more. Itís a great, inspiring and motivating thread we start each day to discuss what Old Style things weíre going to do today or what weíve achieved already. Everyoneís welcome, please do come in, put your feet up (although check the fence hasnít 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 donít post large pictures, or clip art Ė links are preferred. When you make a post, if you feel like giving it a title, that will help others that donít 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 9th Jul 18, 12:20 AM
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    Morning everyone

    The warm weather is making my problems sleeping even worse than usual. Iím finding that once Iím awake I may as well get up because I canít get back to sleep. Iíve just made a cup of tea and thought I would have a look on the internet while I drink that and then try and have a doze on the sofa. Itís much cooler in here.

    The forecast is for it to be cloudy and a bit cooler than it has been today. If it turns out that way I am going to have an afternoon catching up on the housework. I would like to go through the kitchen cupboards and give them a good clean and the tiles could do with a thorough cleaning.

    Other than that Iím not sure what I shall do today, I will play it by ear and see how the day unfolds.

    I had a bit of a surprise yesterday evening. I was going through a cupboard in my bedroom and found three pairs of shoes I didnít know that I had behind a spare duvet . This would be fine, because they are the comfortable flat shoes that I wear everywhere and I will wear them, the only problem is, that I already have two spare pairs. How I managed this I donít know, but at least I have winter shoes to last ages. I just hope that my feet donít change shape or size.

    Judi I do hope that you are winning the sorting out everything that Grump brought back with him. It sounds like a lot of work needed to restore order.

    I hope you managed to sleep a bit better TA and that your arm is less painful.

    Iím glad that you enjoyed the party after all Tru. There is nothing worse than being stuck at that sort of social event, bored stiff and feeling that you have to stay.

    Silver-oldie I also did a M&S run during the football and came back with some lovely bargains, including their salmon medallions reduced to £1.30 from £8.50 and seafood casserole for 90p, and a strawberry cheesecake for 70p so I was really pleased .

    Hopefully your mum is improving Gers now that they have got her on the antibiotics for the uti.

    Floss have a good break and catch up session with your friend.

    Have a good day everyone.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 9th Jul 18, 4:37 AM
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    Good morning, it is cloudy here but still very warm. I am hoping for a breeze, I am loving the sun but breezes do help.

    Yesterday was good, it was great to spend an afternoon with colleagues and to see 'my' families and there have always been other families I know even if not actually been their person. On our craft tables we made things, painted things, stuck things to things and of course to ourselves and generally had a very goid time. Our motto should be Never Knowingly Underglittered.

    As OH and DS will be out today, we swapped cooking days so tge mister cooked last night. They had pigs in blankets but I really don't like sausages from M*rrisons and especially not fancypants sausages with chili in OH had been to M*rrisons and bought me some YS fish and unusually for me, I did not .like it at all, it was lemon sole. Nothing wrong with it, it was simply a case of not liking this particular fish. I can't remember having it before.

    I was so tired that I fell asleep on the sofa, went up to bed but woke at 2 with a massive cramp in my leg. I get cramp in my feet quite a lot and have been taking vitamins and minerals as a form of insurance but a leg cramp is unusual for me. I had to get out of bed until it passed off but was able to go back to sleep for a couple of hours.

    This must be one of my longest and boringest posts ever.

    Sending virtual support to those who need it and hoping that everyone has as good a day as possible.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 9th Jul 18, 5:21 AM
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    I have a dilemma and wonder what my virtual friends on the daily thread would do.

    Three weeks ago I bought a pair of sandals to put away for next year as they are a good fit. They are in the box and have never been worn. I have the receipt and it says "In line with our promise you have 90 days within which to return your purchase for an exchange or refund".

    When I went into the shop yesterday they had them in the sale for £17 less than I paid, and had one pair left in my size which were the display pair and they don't look that good, one shoe is darker than the other.

    So what I want to do is take my sandals and receipt in, ask for a refund, and them to immediately sell me them back at the sale price.

    I am thinking that there is probably no harm in asking, apart from feeling a bit embarrassed, and the worse that can happen is that they say no.

    Would any of you do this? I'm not sure whether or not I dare do it!
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 9th Jul 18, 5:38 AM
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    Morning folks. I hope you managed to doze on the sofa HOLLY. Today is forecast to be cooler thank goodness. Yesterday was horrendously hot and I only ventured outside to peg out some washing. Like the cleaning, the weeding was postponed until it gets cooler!

    I was having a down day yesterday but DS popped in unexpectedly and that perked me up. Then DD nipped in with the medication she had collected for me from Sainsbobs pharmacy on her way back from work.

    Mr TA had to inform the DVLA about his neuropathy diagnosis and, after writing to his GP and Neurologist , they decreed his driving licence had to be exchanged for a medical review licence. The form etc has been picked up and put back down numerous times "till I can be bothered doing it" Then yesterday I went into a panic as I had left it almost to the deadline so had to do it. I know I am no mastermind but I don't class myself as totally stupid, but this form was absolutely baffling. I soldiered on until I got to the inserting the photo etc section and realised it had to be signed and filled in, similar to a passport, by a professional person. It was at this point DD called in and suggested her neighbour who is a councillor. He was happy to do it thankfully and the envelope is now sitting here with all it's forms of ID etc ready to be posted today.

    I need to go down to Boots this morning to pick up further supplies of Fortisip and Aymes shakes for Mr TA. I ordered Friday so I hope they are ready as his stocks are running low.

    I had an e mail from my best mate yesterday. They have finally made the decision, after much dithering, to move nearer their DD near York. They have no family here and if anything happened to one of them the other would feel a bit isolated. We agreed we are going to meet up half way, maybe Leeds, for lunch and a natter, when she does eventually move. I shall miss her and our little trips to Skipton.

    I have waffled on and bored you long enough so have a good day folks and I hope it's a bit cooler where you all are. ((HUGS)) for all in need/want of them. Hope GERS' DM is picking up and there is news from LAMEWOLF about her DH. Worrying times for some of us. Take care all xx

    Just seen your 2nd post HOLLY. I am not sure I would have the nerve to do that. x
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 9th Jul 18, 6:04 AM
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    Good Morning chums and why not give it a go H/Harvey ,you have nothing to lose.If the return isn't conditional on any reason I can't see why they would objectand you could be £17.00 better off.

    Well just had a look at the long range weather forecast and its looking good until the 22nd at least with wall-to-wall sunshine.No rain in sight for the gardeners though.
    I am off to book club this morning which I always enjoy.
    Hope everyone has a good Monday and Gers DM is hopefully a bit cooler today and maybe they will let her home.
    Mrs TA I see you are in your rushing around mode again so slow down a little and make sure you get a moment to relax a bit if you can.
    AOD snap I too woke with cramp this morning ,gets you out of bed quicker than an alarm that's for sure

    Right time for some tea I think Have a greata day chums whatever you are doing

    JackieO xxx
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    • redruby
    • By redruby 9th Jul 18, 6:12 AM
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    Morning all

    Another beautiful day here, yesterday apart from a quick trip to Lidl I did not go out of the house all day apart from in the evening to take little madam out an to eat dinner in the garden, it was above 30 all day hopefully today might be a bit cooler.

    Back to work for me today and I think the new kitchen equipment is arriving this week and supposed to be being fitted, we are supposed to be opening next Monday into the new building, but we shall see !!

    Not sure about dinner tonight but there is lots in, there is a quiche which will cook quickly and so the oven wont be on for long.

    Holly I don't think morally I would feel able to do that , also I would not have the nerve.

    I think it was Mrs SD asking about cold sore remedies ? put some spirits on it gin or vodka work best, just dab on the outside and leave it to dry, repeat several times during the day but be careful not to drink any if driving !!

    Right better get on have good days all xx
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 9th Jul 18, 6:33 AM
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    Morning All

    Another warm day here, last night cooled a lot so I had a nice breeze blowing through the upstairs of the house. The forecast for today says there may be drizzle but we'll see.

    Hope there's an improvement in your DM today Gers.
    Well done on the form filling TA, you certainly don't need that at the moment.
    Holly, it's worth a try, they can only say no.

    I had a lovely day with DS1 and the grandchildren yesterday, we went to the park where they have great stuff for the children after lunch here, I was totally wiped out when they had gone!

    Not sure what today holds, I'll go with the flow. Hope you all have a good day, take care. XX
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    Morning all,

    Early morning Sprint to the newsagent to get Livewires early morning treat. I forgot it yesterday. He normally comes in with his Mummy when she drops Diva off.

    Order still hasn't been restored to the household. Work stuff all laundered and put away but Dandy soft furnishings still to do. Stuff all over the kitchen work tops that needs to be put away. I'm getting there slowly.

    Grump is much more relaxed, so relaxed the spending has started. 4 tyres for Barbies jeep, Not needed just yet but they will be needed at some point. He's looking at replacing some of his tools too.

    Best get started. Diva will be here soon.

    Onwards and forwards

    Have a great day all.
    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 9th Jul 18, 7:13 AM
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    Good morning friends

    Thank you for starting us off Holly. I think I would take them back, as others have said you have nothing to loose.

    It's already hot, so not much planned.

    The garden is so dry. We have 7 water butts and all have been dry for some time. I don't want to use the hose to water my veg but I haven't the energy or strength to carry watering cans. I do save water from washing veg/salad washing up water, if not greasy.
    Maybe use the hose to fill a water butt and just water each plant as needed.

    Gers hope your Mum is improving

    LW thinking about you and Mr LW

    Hope you all have a good day
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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 9th Jul 18, 7:14 AM
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    Holly, I don't think I'd have the nerve to do it, but I suppose you've nothing to lose.

    It's much cooler here today and no sun, I must admit it's a relief. I'll be able to take Ziggy for her walk without sweltering or worrying about her being too hot.

    DH is getting ready to cycle to work and I've got the day in the van by myself. I think some of it will entail napping as I had the most awful night. I seem to retain fluid in the heat and then at night have to go to the loo umpteen times!

    I might have a run into THirsk just to have a look round although I won't be able to go in anywhere with the doglet. On the drive up here I sopped at Clumber Park National Trust site to use the loo but it said assistance dogs only. I ended up going in anyway, if I'd been challenged I was going to say she stopped me from having panic attacks when I couldn't use a toilet. Sorry, I know it's not something to joke about but I couldn't leave her in the car for even a minute in the heat and I won't tie her up outside anywhere, she'd be good but also a sitting duck for dog thieves.
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 9th Jul 18, 7:18 AM
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    Morning everyone and thanks for the start Holly am not sure that I would have the nerve to ask about the sandals but worth the money if you do.

    Cloudier today but still warm, am hoping for a little break in the really hot weather if only so that I can catch up on the housework, everything is a bit CBA here at the moment and am only doing just enough to keep things ticking over.
    This morning itís a quick trip out to the shops for some more salady bits and to return a parcel, then over to see Lu later for a little gentle exercise.
    Thinking of Gers and her DM, hoping that she will be released from hospital soon, also of LW and her fella, BB to you both x

    Have a good day folks x
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 9th Jul 18, 7:38 AM
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    Morning playmates

    Holly You can ask the question no harm in that £17 is a big difference but I wonder if they will say the cheaper stock is faulty which would explain the price. Go for it girl you are an MSE member after all

    AOD Never knowingly under glittered no one ever should be

    Gers Hope there is good news from the hospital today

    Jackie enjoy book club let us know what you're reading

    Back from my mini break in Blackpool and can report a wonderfully wild time was had by all Ginfest was so good and we got to taste 8 different flavoured gins. My favourites were a rhubarb and ginger one and a parma violets one which is served with prosecco instead of tonic. Afternoon tea went down well and absorbed the excess alcohol Seems like a lot but it was over a long day/night so it was lovely to wake up on sunday hangover free.

    Sunday was just amazing ...a real "made a memory" day. Like every where else it was one of the hottest days of the year with not a cloud to be seen morning to evening. Our hotel was just by the finish line of a big Manchester to Blackpool bike ride so we sat out all morning watching the very brave competitors dribble in they did that in heat up to 30 degrees I dont know. After that we headed into Blackpool central on a tram havent been on one since Jackiemum and I were heading out for dinner all those years ago. We spent literally the rest the day at the seafood restaurant eating the most gorgeous food and enjoying prosecco and cocktails with the sun over the beach as a view and some great music from a festival opposite. All in all a perfect day and after arriving at midday we didn't leave till after 5pm oh and the tan is now dark chocolate

    So back down to earth today lots of prep to do for the next 3 days of courses. House could now do with a proper bottoming but no chance in this already muggy heat. Washing from my trip in now and the baskets are soaked so that may well be the limit of house stuff for the day.

    Food wise idea atm but asda coming soon and I have some more of my new obsession feta cheese arriving so guessing it will be another salad

    Have a lovely day all
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 9th Jul 18, 7:50 AM
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    We have had far more helicopters flying over us than usual and wondered why. Now we know. On the local news this morning it said a moorland fire has broken out just about 3 miles over the hill from us. Apparently the helicopters had been out regularly fire spotting and they alerted the fire service when they saw this had broken out. It's a separate moor to the ones by us so, hopefully, won't spread. So much moorland, and all the wildlife who make it their home, have been lost to fire in the north this year. Very sad.

    ps double posting with NELSKI. That w/e sounds wonderful. I have a bottle of rhubarb and ginger gin that DD bought me. I didn't fancy it but, thanks to your recommendation, I think it's time I opened it! x
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 9th Jul 18, 7:53 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    A slightly later check-in for me as I actually forgot to set an alarm this morning! Fortunately I woke up in time for work, but not in time for the gym.

    You may recall last week I said I had a date on Saturday. Well, it went well. But I'm not head over heels yet. She seems to really like me, perhaps too much as her eagerness to see each other again (and ASAP) is a bit overwhelming. Add into the mix she's a work colleague, from the same office, so I need to manage that in order not to burn any bridges.

    Anyway, I need another coffee.

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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 9th Jul 18, 8:01 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    There is a cooling breeze this morning, very welcome, it was way too hot yesterday. We did go round to the little chapel, glasses of water provided which was nice. an energetic 'happy birthday' was sung to the lay preacher who runs the chapel at the beginning of the service and at the end when he blew out the candles on his cake.

    We spent the afternoon and evening in the sitting room with the fan on. Even at 9pm the heat was lingering.

    Load in the washer, will dry no problem today. Too hot for me to go into the sewing room though, the sun gets round the back in the afternoon, even with the curtains drawn it was hot yesterday.

    Holly ....I am not sure I would have the cheek to take the sandals back..just because there is a pair in the sale does not mean they will sell the ones you return for sale price.

    Gers....I hope your mum is feeling better and will soon be home again, how stupid to build a hospital with windows that do not open and no air con........

    Eating light again today, we will finish off the quiche from last night with salad tonight. I have a bowl full of blackcurrants to freeze......resps were frozen last night. OH has picked just over 3lbs amd more to come.
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    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 9th Jul 18, 8:27 AM
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    Morning all,

    Still glorious but a bit cooler I think & just a hint of smoke smell from the moors,I think because we are in a dip it seems to settle early morning and in the evening.

    Gers hope your Mum is home soon xx
    LW hope you are ok xx

    TA, hugs to both of you.Sorry to hear your best friend is moving away,I always liked hearing about your trips to Skipton.Hope your arm is better soon.
    I have had a horrendous bad back /shoulder,I had to sleep propped nearly upright last night.I think its a pulled muscle as I did do a lot of clearing a room/shifting stuff to the loft last week and felt a niggle but I sneezed on Saturday and it became a lot worse,hurts when I breathe in.Sent DH to the sm for ibuprofen yesterday so am dosing at regular intervals.Luckily the DGC dont come next until Wednesday now.

    I had some awful news last week,my oldest friend has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and starts chemo this week.I haven't spoken to her,she got her DH to ring and tell me as she didnt feel she could .We met when we were 7 when she started at my school,then same secondary school. She went off to uni and I started work.She was my chief bridesmaid when we got married. She never came back to live in our hometown again but they did move to this side of the Pennines when she retired,and we have met up once a month since.We've just always been on the same wavelength,similar interests etc and I'm hoping and praying she'll be ok.

    In other news we had a meeting at 1 of our neighbours houses last week to talk about our back garden problem. As it is only our next door neighbour who wants to remove all the fences/gardens we have decided to send a solicitors letter to challenge this before it can get to court.We scoured all our deeds and the maps that are with them and it seems the cottages owned the land before it ever became a back street so hoping there is a loophole in there somewhere but needs a legal mind to sort it. Next door must be mad,we've had so much pleasure sitting out there while its been so nice.All this because they fell out with the neighbours on the other side

    Anyway sorry for the long post,see AOD you havent won the longest most boring post contest after all
    Hope you all have a good day xx
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    A slightly later check-in for me as I actually forgot to set an alarm this morning! Fortunately I woke up in time for work, but not in time for the gym.

    You may recall last week I said I had a date on Saturday. Well, it went well. But I'm not head over heels yet. She seems to really like me, perhaps too much as her eagerness to see each other again (and ASAP) is a bit overwhelming. Add into the mix she's a work colleague, from the same office, so I need to manage that in order not to burn any bridges.
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    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 9th Jul 18, 9:53 AM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Morning all

    Thanks for the thread Holly, hugs to all those in need.

    LW hoping to hear from you soon.

    Still hot here, we may treat ourselves to lunch out today and I need to buy some more antihistamines I have two bites on my arm that are blistering.

    Have a good day everyone.
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 9th Jul 18, 10:45 AM
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    Cheers, folks.

    I'm still here, just reeling from the half tonne of shyte the Universe just dumped on us.

    Will talk more when I've taken it in and come a bit more to terms can't bring myself to type the word yet.

    Btw, it's NOT the C word, thank the gods.
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