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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 10th Aug 18, 1:09 AM
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    Old Style Daily Friday 10th August 2018
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    Old Style Daily Friday 10th August 2018 10th Aug 18 at 1:09 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 10th Aug 18, 1:13 AM
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    Morning everyone

    I take back everything I said about sleeping better when it cooled down .

    Having got the housework up to date yesterday, the day is mine to do what I please with. The trouble is, I’m not sure what to do.

    The forecast isn’t particularly brilliant for today so I won’t be going off to the seaside for the day. There is an exhibition on at a gallery near here so I may go and see that, and then come back through the town and spend a bit of time window shopping, and then people watching over coffee somewhere.

    Yesterday evening I was thinking that I must get back into baking again. It is something I really enjoy but have hardly done over the summer. I’m sure that when the weather changes and I’m not able to get out and about I will soon get back into it.

    ILC I hope that yesterday wasn’t too stressful and emotional for you. I was lucky when my parents both had to go into a nursing home, my brother dealt with the property.

    Tru HMRC is always such a pain to deal with. I seem to end up going round in circles with them as well.

    TA I’m thinking of you and Mr TA, and hope that he is more comfortable. xx

    Csarina hopefully you will be able to find out what is going on when you visit your OH today.

    Snoozer have a good time in Edinburgh.

    AOD sorry to read about your tooth abscess, I hope that it soon settles.

    I hope that you all have a decent Friday.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 10th Aug 18, 6:08 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:08 AM
    Morning, Internet playing up again.

    Cool and clear here, a lovely refreshing change even for me, I have really liked being warm as I'm a cold person.

    Am on doubke-strength antibiotics and hoping that they will start to knock down the infection soon.

    Thinking of those who are unwell or worried
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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 10th Aug 18, 6:33 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 6:33 AM
    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

    Blue sky and light cloud, with sun starting to shine, dry underfoot already even though it rained steadily yesterday all day.

    DH up and gone to work stupid early, DS1 now getting ready for work and DS2 still in his pit, will wake him shortly.

    Dinner last night was pork loins in creamy tomato sauce with vegetable rice for the menfolk. I had pork loins and biryani (it was a ready made diet meal - not cheap or that nice to be honest, but helped me time wise). Tonight the menfolk will be having chicken and bacon kievs, chips and beans. I'll be having mushroom omelette and salad.

    Yesterday was ok and the couple of important jobs got done, but then I just seemed to not stop all day with not much achieved at the end of it - hopefully today will be better.

    I'll be heading to the SM first thing to do the food shop, then I need to get some ironing done, washing and drying - drying is behind as nothing got dried yesterday, will peg a load out shortly.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 10th Aug 18, 6:56 AM
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    Holly, thank you, I hope he weather co-operates up there. Re: the baking, Sil Brian was complaining just the other day that I never seemed to provide any goodies anymore. I told him that it was because everyone complained about their weight when I baked because they couldn't resist the temptation and I just got out of the habit.

    Having recently read an article about commercial bread and flour I think I shall go back to making my own bread with organic flour and experiment with sourdough.

    Yesterday turned out to be strangely emotional. DH wanted to go into Skipton and when we got there took us to the jewellers which sell antique jewellery. I always look in the window and drool and for the last 18 months my favourite has been an unusual cabochon ruby ring. It was far too expensive but DH decided he wanted to buy it for me for our anniversary tomorrow (39 years but you can probably guess why he didn't want to wait another 12 months). It wasn't in the window and it transpired they sold it 10 days ago so DH got upset and so did I, nor because of the ring but because he is thinking that he might not be here next year.

    Then I spoke to Laura, on her way to Mexico who was also quite emotional. She told me that she had found out she wasn't pregnant on Tuesday as well as dealing with what is happening to Steve so she was quite emotional as well. She's back next Friday and I can't wait to have her safely in the country again.
    • I Love comps
    • By I Love comps 10th Aug 18, 6:56 AM
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    Morning Everyone,

    Thanks for all your messages re putting moms house for sale. The photographs did not take long. Everything will be in action tonight or early tomorrow. Now clearing the house - which I have been doing for a while - most of her furniture will go two charities.


    HollyHarvey I am an only child, so unfortunately no brothers or sister to help out. My mom had a brother who dealt with all the paperwork side of things when my grandmother went into a home.

    Much too cool for me - I love the hot weather.

    Plans for today - There is a barbecue at moms home - so that is where I will be off to. My mother will probably remind that it was me who installed into the home-but that is part of the illness.

    Have a god day everyone x
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 10th Aug 18, 7:03 AM
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    Morning

    AOD hope the anti bs kick in soon that sounds really nasty

    TA thoughts with you as always

    nanny im with Mr Fix it here on the pure joy of chalk drawing...thinks Mary Poppins
    What would you draw if you knew you could jump in? I think mine would have to be a millionaires yacht cruising the Caribbean with Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and possibly Mr Clooney on chef duty

    Anyway back to reality...Lovely blue sky again here today we seem to be getting the better deal with the weather at the moment and looks like rain is just happening in the night.

    Started a bit of a tidy yesterday amongst some work bits so will look to finish that off today. Hopefully I can get away without any last minute work demands a Free Friday would be lovely.

    Didnt go down the healthy route food wise yesterday in fact just the opposite really fancied curry and chips Could have been worse I could have gone to the chippy but was too lazy so had oven chips and a heated up jar of curry sauce for dipping......twas lush Not sure about tonight but hoping to stick to salady stuff to compensate

    Have a lovely Friday all
    • redruby
    • By redruby 10th Aug 18, 7:06 AM
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    Morning all


    Dry and bright here atm but meant to be raining from midday for the rest of the day, if so it will be quiet at work again.


    Its Friday which means takeaway and wine night I love Fridays and the clients at work are a really nice bunch too.


    Need to do a wash tonight and after dinner dd and boyf are going to move some if their bits over to the house, the lady that owns it has given them a key early so that they can start putting bits in, I shall be glad to get my house back to normal !!


    AOD hope the tablets work and you are soon pain free xx


    Hugs to anyone else in need xx


    Have good days all xx
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 10th Aug 18, 7:07 AM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:07 AM
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    Morning folks and aaargh just written a mile long post to bore you all and it's been eaten up! Suffice to say I am still with you, catching up with your news when I can on my phone but too tired to post when I get back home.

    Mr TA still in hospital. Visiting 11 till 8.00 every day. Will try and post another long catch up tomorrow and hope it's not swallowed up again.

    Take care folks xx
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    • tru
    • By tru 10th Aug 18, 7:28 AM
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    Morning

    I've put paperwork in a pile and shoved it in a corner, I can't face another round of uselessness with HMRC today I'll sort it next week.

    I'm popping to the florist this morning to choose some flowers for nan's funeral on monday. It'll be a very small posy, four lilies with some gypsophila. This looks nice in my mind but I'll see what they look like together before buying.
    I wasn't there so can't say for sure but aunt isn't impressed, judgng by her loud, short sharp “OH” then very long “OHHHHHHHHHHH” when she was told I was buying my own flowers. She was also told that we may be the grandchildren but we're not actually children, we're all adults with kids of our own and one of us is a grandmother herself. She quickly changed the subject. I'm not interfering with the funeral flowers at all, mine are staying with me through the church service and I intend to put them down with the others after the short crem service. Dad and uncle are happy with this so that's what I'm doing.

    I'll go out early then walk Scampi when I get back. I need to de-fur the carpets and clean the bathroom, there's something else but I can't remember what! I want a lazy afternoon so everything will be done before lunch.

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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 10th Aug 18, 7:36 AM
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    Tru your posy choice sounds beautiful
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 10th Aug 18, 7:48 AM
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    I'm popping to the florist this morning to choose some flowers for nan's funeral on monday. It'll be a very small posy, four lilies with some gypsophila
    Originally posted by tru




    The posy sounds lovely. xx
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 10th Aug 18, 8:00 AM
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    Morning all,

    The world is all fresh and bright after a day of solid rain yesterday, just what dry old East Anglia needed and our grass is already looking much better.
    It’s DSS’s birthday today so we are meeting up for lunch at a pub in Ely, the food is usually very good and they have a lovely big garden so hopefully we can sit outside.
    Other than that it’s a few chores and over to see Lu later this afternoon, she came in looking like a swamp monster yesterday so am hoping that somehow all that will have disappeared by the time I go over but very much doubt

    The posy sounds just right TRU and after all it’s what you want to do.

    Thinking of the TA’s and all others loving and caring for poorlies, take care folks x
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 10th Aug 18, 8:13 AM
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    Morning All

    I'm back! Had a lovely time in Lisbon, a really beautiful city with loads to see and do but boy there are some serious hills! Our hotel was paradise itself, could have stayed there without going out. The flight home was delayed by 2 and a half hours which wasn't great but we arrived safely.

    tru - Your posy sounds lovely and you've obviously put a lot of thought into it.
    Congrats Elona!
    Pleased to hear Mum's home Gers.
    Hugs to those with poorlies.

    I MUST do some shopping this morning, the fridge is bare and the fruit bowl empty. Can't believe I have to shop for going back to work, where did the last 6 weeks go?

    Have a good Friday, take care. XX
    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 10th Aug 18, 8:27 AM
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    Morning all,

    It's Friday!!

    Yesterday was a long day, as I expected. Finished at 11 and was home and in bed for 12.

    Today, I need to nip out during work to get a hair cut. Afterwards, on my way home, I need to stop into a SM and get ingredients for making embire bisucuits. My mum has a local community event and there's a bake sale, so I've to make those and mint cake. That'll be my Friday evening.

    The event runs 11-2 tomorrow, so once that's done, and if the weather is nice, I'll help out in my mums garden for an hour or 2. Then, TGFW is coming over again. I'm cooking, and no idea what to make but I'll do some research today at lunch.

    Sunday, I'll be back working again.

    Monday I fly to Gibraltar

    Tuesday I fly back

    Wednesday I'm back to work

    Thursday I'm off for a week to Aviemore with the family

    So, not up to much really...

    AoD - Hope you begin to feel the positive effects soon.
    Snooozer - Aw that must've been gut wrenching for everyone yesterday. Happy anniversary tomorrow when it comes!
    TA - Hate it when that happens. Thinking of you both.
    camelot - Welcome back, glad it went well
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 10th Aug 18, 8:39 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one.

    Well yesterday was quite a fiasco, first OH tells me that he is not to be discharged, then I get a call from the OT, what needs has he at home ready for his discharge.........pardon?? He has told them he can do things he cannot do safely and I can not longer do them for him....ggrrrrrr then a call from OH to say at last they have moved him out of the bay he was in......after several nights of no sleep as one of the other patients persisted in roaming about.

    SS goes in and gets very little info from him.

    I am going in myself shortly and will see what the score is.......but it does look like he will come home at some point..............
    • dumpling
    • By dumpling 10th Aug 18, 8:50 AM
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    Good morning everyone
    It's very cloudy and cool here which is a blessed relief to be honest. My lovely cmht lady is coming to take me out at 9.30 so I am up and dressed ready to go. I will miss her so much when she finishes at the end of the month, there will be no replacement unless I pay for private care so that is that.


    Oh snoozer, what a sad day for you and your family yesterday, I could cry for you xx Many many hugs to you, Steve and Laura xx
    Speky, enjoy your baking evening, it all sounds like you are going to have a nice weekend too xx
    AOD, I hope the antibiotics are kicking in and the pain goes away xx


    I have shopping arriving when I am out so I must go and kick the kids bums out of bed so they can put it away for me. I have been scouring my recipe books hoping to be inspired and Lee has offered to cook tea tonight so I will ask for his ideas later on.


    Hope you all have a great day whatever you are up to, take care xx

    • Gers
    • By Gers 10th Aug 18, 9:01 AM
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    Morning all.

    Welcome back Camelot...it is a shock to realise that school term starts next week.

    TA - glad to see you posting.

    ILC - I hope you have some support. I'm now on only child so will be having the same challenge at some time.

    Snoozer - such a sad posting. My thoughts are with you.

    Csarina - I hope things work out. My DM had a visit from a rehab nurse to check what she could / couldn't do and what equipment she needs. I know you'll make sure that you are looked after too.

    Speky - empire biscuits are such a pleasure. Hope you've got some jelly tots too?

    Tru - your little posy sounds perfect. You are entitled to your own grieving.

    DM is looking so much better, she has colour in her face again. For a long time she was so pale. She's been 'tidying' the kitchen, washing dishes generally pottering around. My hopes are high! I've made tentative plans to go home on Monday for a couple of days.

    Right now it's time to face the day, happy Friday to all.
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 10th Aug 18, 9:17 AM
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    Csarina think I would ring the GP about the hospital's plans...
    Tru that sounds just right, and more so because it is your choice
    • dp1
    • By dp1 10th Aug 18, 10:12 AM
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    Morning everyone
    The man who came and cleaned my oven yesterday made an excellent job of it....it looks like brand new!
    I have all my pictures down from my living room and had planned on starting my painting early this morning....but my paint hasn't arrived....fingers crossed it will come this morning!
    Eldest DD viewed a room she really liked last night in London, it's empty now so she could pay the deposit and move in next week. Then she had an email about a job she applied for in Cheltenham. They'd said she would hear from them last Monday, but she heard nothing and so made her mind up to move to London. She's emailed to try to find out when the Cheltenham interview would be, but now doesn't know what to do....tears on the phone last night, she really wants to live in London, but this is a 'proper' job.....
    Anyways, shes just texted to say she's at the V and A....her train home isn't till this afternoon.
    Well, I hope everyone has a good day
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