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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 12th Jul 18, 2:42 AM
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    Old Style Daily Thursday 12th July 2018
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    • 12th Jul 18, 2:42 AM
    Old Style Daily Thursday 12th July 2018 12th Jul 18 at 2:42 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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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 12th Jul 18, 10:15 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Sorry to hear about your daughter Bellabella, Mrs TA I agree phone social services, they came out and did an assessment on OH when he came out of hospital, as he improved we were able to send some of the stuff back, but I do still have some bits. I am pleased that your daighters BF seems to be taking on some of the things with your Granddaughters, it really is too much for them to sleep over just now, you need to rest as much as you can.

    Sun came out after lunch is was as hot as ever. Its cloudy just now but I guess we will get sun later. I was up and 'at em back from Aldi at 9.15 am. smaller shop so over £10 cheaper. We have home grown fruit and veg coming on stream and we have not been eating so many hot meals, so that made a difference.

    Off to friends this afternoon for tea and cake, so a light supper tonight
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 12th Jul 18, 12:14 PM
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    Hi everyone
    Bellabella,hugs that sounds awful,hope she's better soon and you get a bit of rest xx
    Great news Gers
    Speky-Thats a long working day!
    Nelski,hey take it easy missus
    Hugs TA
    Rosyred that one neighbour must be daft, to make all the houses go through that because he s jealous ???

    Couldn't have put it better myself Redruby

    We had the match on pause for half an hour as DGs didnt get to sleep till 7,30.Did a bit of selective fast forwarding and had nearly caught up by the end of half time,when DS2 rang to see if he'd settled down ok.We didnt answer the 1st time but couldnt ignore it again- the 1st thing I said was 'don't tell me the score'!
    Felt sorry for them but if anyone had said they'd get to the semis before this, you wouldn't have believed it so they did really well. DGS was a bit sad when we told him this morning but soon recovered ,part & parcel of being a football fan.

    My new Remoska cooked Delias Piedmont roasted peppers to perfection yesterday.Its a standard so seems a lot smaller than the Grande I used to have,but I still have aCzech cooker(similar idea) I bought cheap to replace that one if I need to cook a big chicken. At least I can cut down on using the big oven.Not sure whats for tea tonight but DH is fetching the butchers meat pack home shortly so will have plenty of choice.
    Hope you all have a good day & more hugs for those in need xx
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 12th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
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    Mr TA's mobility seems to get worse by the day. He has been putting off thoughts of a wheelchair until absolutely necessary but that time has come and I am going to start looking into it. It must improve life a bit for him as the only times he gets out now is for hospital appointments.
    Originally posted by TravellingAbuela
    If he's reluctant "just because it's a wheelchair", please persuade him otherwise. I was struggling big-time til I asked myself why the heck I was doing that to myself, went into the mobility place in Newport Pagnell, bought a wheelchair, and suddenly I could do what I need to without having to come home after just one errand due to pain and exhaustion. That was back in 2005.

    I admit, I bypassed OT, as I was in a position to just decide what I needed and purchase it, but honestly, it will make life heaps easier.
    Do make sure it's light enough for you to haul around though; mine is a tad on the heavy side for getting in and out of the car (it lives behind the drivers seat in our Honda Jazz). It will need replacing at some point - after 13 years, it's getting somewhat worn, and has had new wheels once already; and I've decided the next one, I will spend a bit extra and get an ultra lightweight one that I can move in/out of the car myself if necessary.
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 12th Jul 18, 1:36 PM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Afternoon all.
    Thanks for the thread Holly and hugs to TAs and Bella and anyone else in need.
    One knackered nana here, cat sitting, garden watering, toddler group etc, phew.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 12th Jul 18, 2:02 PM
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    Can I ask if anyone here has a Henry? There's 2 different ones on offer in Sainsbugs & I'm undecided...our current Dyson is now 10yo & tbh is pants at sucking anything up

    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 12th Jul 18, 3:14 PM
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    Afternoon all,
    I watched the England match till full time, but then turned it off as I couldn't stand the stress . It is such a shame that they lost, but I think they did the country proud. Well done boys
    We have spent the morning tree lopping, until the 'lopper ( and us ) ran out of juice. One large branch got stuck so we had a coffee and decided what to do with it, when I jokingly said that we need the squirrel to jump up and down on it. No sooner had I finished the sentence when there was a almighty crack and down it came . The battery is now on charge again as there is still more to do.

    We are on a yellow warning for thunderstorms all day tomorrow, so I have put a load in the WM. I shall hang it out, with Mr Fix It's help and hope it dries.
    I am going to have a long soak in the bath later, as my back has started playing me up. I've had it before but I don't know if it's muscular or what, but it's very painful if I don't catch it at the first twinge. I fear I'm falling apart quicker than I anticipated .

    Tea tonight will be corned beef pie, already made and the wedgies that we didn't have last night. ( we had chips ). There is still some upside down cake left too. Easy .
    Thinking of the TA's, bellabella and her DD. I hope Gers Mum makes it back home safely too.
    Thanks to Holly for the really early start. ( I was still awake till 4.30 am . )
    Snoozer enjoy Scarborough

    Hope everyone is enjoying Thursday, take care all.
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
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    Afternoon all,

    Bellabella sorry to hear about your daughter. Hope she recovers soon.

    Speky half way through your shift.

    TA hope all went well at the hospital.

    Busy day for me walking me legs off round the shopping centre. Only 2 shops I wanted to go in but had to walk from one end of the mall to the other and then back again.

    Grump is Grumpy as two of the tyres he bought yesterday have to go back. They were bought new but old stock....old stock indeed. The date stamp on them say they are 13 years old. Far too old to be used safely.

    Prodigal came earlier nursing a bad foot. I'm worried about him.

    Onwards and forwards,

    Have a great evening all.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 12th Jul 18, 5:12 PM
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    Afternoon folks. Just caught up on posts and wanted to thank those of you with suggestions about contacting the OT for an assessment. I had no idea you could do that.

    Whilst waiting for Mr TA's injection (after he had been weighed!) the Specialist Nurse came out for a word about his weight loss. It has all been discussed before, every time we go. She also mentioned his mobility looked a lot worse and, despite, it not being their specialist field (unconnected to his cancer) she wanted to know all about it and she too suggested requesting an OT assessment! She said, however, ask your GP to do the referral as they can add a bit more clout to it.

    I also mentioned the bl**dy problems he is having with the stent and the never ending loo trips. The tablets they prescribed to "help ease the problem" seem to be making him worse not better. She is going to have a word with the Urologist about it and see if he will either give me a ring or see us again quite urgently. She has just replaced the previous specialist nurse and is an absolute diamond, especially as all the problems she is trying to help with are not connected to his cancer!

    Whilst waiting for the transport car back home we were on wheelchair watch in the big atrium area! Taking note of any which looked lightweight to transport, easy to self propel etc! One in particular appealed - a G Lite - so will Google that when get a minute to myself later!

    Meanwhile, the Pasta Bake is sitting waiting to go in the oven for when the hungry hordes descend starving after swimming.

    Take care all xx
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 12th Jul 18, 6:07 PM
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    Hard Up Hester
    Floss, I had a Henry it was great vacuumed up everything in lauding builders rubble.
    Chin up, Titus out.
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