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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 13th Jul 18, 4:33 AM
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    Old Style Daily Friday 13th July 2018
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    • 13th Jul 18, 4:33 AM
    Old Style Daily Friday 13th July 2018 13th Jul 18 at 4:33 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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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 13th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
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    Dumpling, thinking of you xx
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
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    On a lighter note.

    A picture of my daughter in SA with the babies/children of the baby house. Lunch in the garden yesterday.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 13th Jul 18, 10:01 AM
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    I got excited earlier - I saw some tiny spits on the kitchen window. When I looked out the patio was slightly damp! Alas so far it has come to nothing but I live in hope!

    Eldest DGD caused me no stress at all this morning! Up at 6.45, time to go over her presentation again and out of the door to walk to her friends for her lift by 7.45! A corner has been turned!
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 13th Jul 18, 10:03 AM
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    Morning everybody,
    I'm feeling a bit woolly headed this morning,DHs snoring was horrendous last night ,its always worse when he lies on his left facing me,& he'd been out for a pint.I think he woke Ly1a too and she barked so I went down at 2.30 and stayed down.Did nod off again on the sofa but my back was sore again this morning.


    Well it's been gently raining since the early hours in my bit of Lancashire, so it is lovely & fresh today. Not sure how widespread it is though, and probably not enough for moorland dousing.
    Originally posted by Floss
    Still raining here, and the firefighters have tweeted that it's helping them a bit,which is great.The number of engines was down to 9 yesterday and 6 overnight,far less than the 30 at the worst of the fire.There are lots of thank you posters to the firefighters all along one of the main roads from local schoolchildren,brought a tear to my eye.The support has been amazing from the local community and associations
    Unfortunately Ironman UK,which is a big event for us here on Sunday,has had to cut 17 miles off the cycle bit as it goes over one of the moorland roads.Our DGodson is taking part again so good luck to him.He says some of the entrants are disgruntled that it won't be a proper Iron man with less miles,but surely they can see it wouldnt be good to race over a smoky moor


    Yesterday I cooked the gammon joint from the butchers pack in the pressure cooker and just finished it off to brown in the oven.It was a decent size and very nice-plenty left so we might have ham salad tonight.I'm running short on salady bits so I might see if DS will run me to Aldos.I don't feel like carrying heavy bags /doing a full shop.


    Hugs to those who need one,and an extra for Dumpling xx
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Jul 18, 10:23 AM
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    Morning everybody,



    Still raining here, and the firefighters have tweeted that it's helping them a bit,which is great.The number of engines was down to 9 yesterday and 6 overnight,far less than the 30 at the worst of the fire.There are lots of thank you posters to the firefighters all along one of the main roads from local schoolchildren,brought a tear to my eye.The support has been amazing from the local community and associations
    Originally posted by RosyRed
    So pleased to hear this RosyRed the firemen have been such heroes dealing with all these terrible fires Its still raining here too so hopefully they get enough to put them out at last.

    bellabella hoping for some positive news today for you all...take care of yourself too she will need you strong
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 13th Jul 18, 1:33 PM
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    Please, please please send some rain our way!!!
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Jul 18, 1:43 PM
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    Please, please please send some rain our way!!!
    Originally posted by csarina2
    Kicked some down Im done with it now
    • topsyturphy
    • By topsyturphy 13th Jul 18, 1:48 PM
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    Hi everyone

    Been reading most days but not managing to post.

    Ds2 did not get into college to do his Level 3 as he did not get a merit. He has managed to get a job but not doing what he was doing at college unfortunately. What will be will be.

    I!!!8217;m still enjoying my job and the new 12 hour shifts are working better as I get more days off so I!!!8217;m able to catch up with stuff at home.

    Bellabella - how worrying for you with dd, hope she is soon better.
    Dumpling - ((hugs)) you have so much to cope with.
    TA - hope the ot people can help. Sending ((hugs)) and strength to you and your dh.
    Lamewolf - thinking of you and your dh.
    Snoozer & TA- so many places you mention bring back wonderful memories of my childhood.

    Hugs to anyone that needs/wants one. Take care.
    Last edited by topsyturphy; 13-07-2018 at 1:54 PM.
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 13th Jul 18, 2:10 PM
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    Kicked some down Im done with it now
    Originally posted by Nelski

    The rain here lasted till lunchtime and the skies are clearing slowly now,bit of sun peeping through,does that suit you better Nelski Only about 20 deg though.
    Done a little shop (well ok a medium one ) and all put away now.Bit of a tidy and now I'm putting my feet up till DGD arrives at teatime.


    Looked at my energy website after getting an email,and they are getting my readings for electric but not for gas from the smart meter.Thought thats what smart meters did .Had a look and the display seemed dormant,so had to check how to read it,find a torch and manually input it.The gas hadnt been read for over 200 days & they were estimating it.Luckily atm it's only being used to heat the hot water so we dont have arrears to fork out for.


    Might try and have a little snooze now
    Last edited by RosyRed; 13-07-2018 at 2:12 PM.
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 13th Jul 18, 3:20 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Doesn't look like the thunderstorms are going to materialise here today . It's hot again and sunny.
    We have been in the garden this morning, finishing off yesterdays lopping and pruning. Only did a couple of hours as it's too hot and neither of us has any go about us today. My back seems better, although I tossed and turned last night trying to get comfortable. Probably trying to do too much at once, when will I learn that I'm no longer a spring chicken. More spatchcock these days .
    This afternoon I have tidied/put away stuff in their correct places upstairs. I am going to do a store cupboard check in a mo and then the freezer. I need Mr Fix It's help with the freezer as I can't reach the bottom and I don't want to fall in . ( maybe cooler though )
    Right the coffee break is over so I'm off to make my lists .
    I shall send hugs to anyone who wants or needs them, whether through illness or just having a tough time at present. Take care all.
    SilverOldie I have had that type of conversation with my Dad on many occasions. The one that really sticks in my mind is when he said I look too much like a lady
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 13th Jul 18, 4:52 PM
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    The rain here lasted till lunchtime and the skies are clearing slowly now,bit of sun peeping through,does that suit you better Nelski

    Originally posted by RosyRed
    well it would but rain back now ....washing got dry though so hey ho


    Went to see mother yesterday, not sure why I bother. Seems I should 'sort myself out' ?? My hair needs colour, I've been grey / white for twenty years !! She asked if DH had retired, I said he had and her reply, that's right you know everything. Oh and I should wear a necklace, not sure why.
    Originally posted by silver-oldie
    SilverOldie I have had that type of conversation with my Dad on many occasions. The one that really sticks in my mind is when he said I look too much like a lady
    Originally posted by nannywindow
    Oh don't they come out with some little gems....to add one to the mix my caring mum told me today that I was spinning my recovery out and Dad had been fully recovered after a couple of weeks with his knee op....yeah course he was... not Oh and now Ill be a bit longer before coming round
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jul 18, 4:53 PM
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    Hi chums and <hugs to those in need >, as much as I like the sun , even though I can't sit out in it being fair skinned, I too am looking for a bit of rain just to freshen things up a bit .

    its very warm here in Kent at the moment and I have the sitting room curtains closed ,but the windows open to let in hopefully a through draft, but its just not happening at all.

    My back lawn looks like the Oklahoma dust bowl and although I throw waste water from the washing up bowl at it its still dry as a bone. Even the weeds are wilting at the moment

    Still no doubt when it does eventually rain (and it will) the grass will turn back to green instead of a horrible yellow/brown.

    Just trying to think what to have for dinner tonight ,probably salad as its far too hot to cook. I think I will have a tuna and sweetcorn with mayo as well then I can have any left overs for lunch tomorrow.

    I am out to dinner at DDs tomorrow night as its the 15th anniversary of losing my late OH and we always have a big family get together and meal and natter about his daft ways and the fun we had with him.

    Its not a sad occasion but a happy one to remember a person who spent most of his life making us all happy. He worked in the Sudan in the 1980s on contract and adored the sunny weather he would have loved this hot spell.

    Right time for a cuppa I think, hope everyone is keeping hydrated with lots of water /tea etc

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018:Food Budget only( 1st Oct £30.96,15 Oct £14.28 total for month £45.24,) Total end of October since Jan £307.43
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 13th Jul 18, 6:36 PM
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    Still no rain here. I managed to water the parched desert that is the front garden this morning by decanting the bath water into the watering can using a 1-pint jug. Managed to get 6 cans-full out there before nearly collapsing from exhaustion (and feeling like I needed another bath).

    I'm barely sleeping at night at all now; why is it that 03:00 is the worst time for restrospection?

    Trying to carry on as normal though; despite bad brainfog. Not a lot else one can do, eh?
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 13th Jul 18, 8:54 PM
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    Hallelujah we just had monsoon like torrential rain for about 3 minutes and now it's settled into a steady fall. This should give the gardens a much needed soaking. Fortunately no thunder and lightening! I was stood at the window watching it like I had never seen rain before!!

    LAMEWOLF I hope you manage to sleep better tonight. My worry wake up call is always about 03.30 - 04.00 too.
    "If you dream alone it will remain just a dream. But if we all dream together it will become reality"
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    Hallelujah we just had monsoon like torrential rain for about 3 minutes and now it's settled into a steady fall. This should give the gardens a much needed soaking. Fortunately no thunder and lightening! I was stood at the window watching it like I had never seen rain before!!

    LAMEWOLF I hope you manage to sleep better tonight. My worry wake up call is always about 03.30 - 04.00 too.
    Originally posted by TravellingAbuela
    We had rain too. A fair downpour but was badly needed. The air is so much fresher now.

    I usually wake at around 4am takes me ages to get settled again.
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