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    • silver-oldie
    • By silver-oldie 15th Sep 18, 6:48 AM
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    O/S Daily Saturday 15 September 2018
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    • 15th Sep 18, 6:48 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 15 September 2018 15th Sep 18 at 6:48 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 15 September 2018

    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 15th Sep 18, 2:36 PM
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    Hey everyone,

    Welcome Taff.
    Late posting today, our electricity went off just before 9am and has only just come on, luckily I had had my tea and toast by the time it went off but not so lucky as I was in the shower when it did, made me realise how much the power matters with our shower, took ages to rinse off

    It’s been strange but in a nice way with no power, lots of reading plus a lovely walk around the fields with little dog, now just having a quick catch up on the world before heading off to the stables.
    Hope your DM enjoys her trip out Gers
    Thinking of the TA’s also hope Holly is ok.
    That’s a lot of medication to keep tabs on LW

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday x
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 15th Sep 18, 3:22 PM
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    Hello taff!

    I've been shopping, got what I needed but it was a long way to go, I'm cream crackered and my feet hurt.

    Elona I have sent you a message.

    I have a new loose bottomed tin (is that faintly rude?) to make a raspberry and almond torte for the birthday of my old man. He's younger than me. I don't know why it has such a posh name it is really a fancy version of bakewell tart.
    I have bought him a bottle of ouzo, he likes it, I really don't but like the smell. He seems not to want anything this year. He's not easy to buy gifts for.

    I need a sit down now
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 15th Sep 18, 3:51 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Morning
    Feel I ought to whisper as its really quiet in here. Sad to see less and less of our regulars posting these days hopefully its a time of year thing as we need our gang of merry women (and Specky )
    Originally posted by Nelski
    With you on that Nelski - quite a few threads are missing regulars I think it might be that people are worn out & need to recharge their ‘posting’ batteries
    I know I am relatively new, but I will try to do better

    Welcome taff

    Rosy Red, I find it really nice to read ‘non exciting’ (as opposed to boring ) posts. For me it helps put things in perspective

    Dumpling, pleased that the home schooling is going well & hope that Lee has a great time at Comi-con - perhaps I should add that to my ‘bucket list’ (I have done a couple of bungee jumps, had a ride in a helicopter & even been lucky enough to win a competition to go to the Atlanta Olympics - 22 years ago - where did the years go )

    LameWolf, glad to see you back Hope life settles down a bit and you & Mr Wolf can get into a more settled routine.

    I am sending gentle or robust (((hugs))) to everyone whether you need/want them or not

    This morning I finished what I thought was the initial cull of the boxes of photos - but as I only binned 230 photos, I must have done a cull last year - the memory is going or maybe it has gone

    ... Rant Alert...
    DSis has now been living with us for 16 weeks She is only 6 years younger than I am in age but about 30 years younger in attitude My DH has been an absolute angel ferrying her about on the motorbike to various hospital appointments. She is ‘finally’ going off on little jaunts on her own, rather than tagging along with me which was beginning to feel a bit claustrophobic especially as she is of a pessimistic disposition & I am more of an optimist & realist
    Now of course the ‘little niggles’ are setting in - DSis doesn’t sit on sofas - she lies down, leaves magazines all over the place, can never find important documents as she leaves those lying around & refuses to make any plans Unfortunately she doesn’t do lists which are, in my opinion, a necessity - they keep me on track when memory fails & DSis’s memory is way, way worse than mine
    DH is starting to find this very wearying so now I am trying to cheer him up by keeping him busy/occupied with various diy tasks & projects
    DH & I both ‘love’ my DSis but occasionally we do not ‘like’ her - hey ho that is family
    ...Rant Over ...

    Our decluttering (prior to decorating ) is going very slowly but DH & I are plugging away - slowly, slowly catchee monkey & we still have no dining room as there is still about 40% of DSis’s stuff to be sorted

    Anyway now that I have bored you all to tears (I am sure I can hear sobbing ) I will love you & leave you.

    Hope everyone has as good a day as possible

    MrsSD
    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Sep 18, 4:19 PM
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    .... but it's getting so very confusing trying to keep on top of everything. I now have to have SEVEN tablet containers per day, to cover both of us.
    Originally posted by LameWolf
    I recently bought this pill box for DM to replace a tatty old one. It's really good as a whole day can be lifted out and each box can hold lots.

    Thanks for all your lovely comments about DM - yes, she's a rising 91 year old! She's a very different person to what she was like in August. Today she meandered around W aitrose without a stop. She was gone so long that I actually got up to look for her. She truly is amazing - now she's suggested that we move to fortnightly visits, something that last took place last September.

    Now I'm home - washing machine chugging away with my 'Glasgow' towels and nightwear. I did a little detour for my own shopping. The hire car is not as comfortable as my own and little things about it are annoying me.

    Dumpling - I hope that Lee enjoys his comic con. A few years ago I ventured down to London to a Dr Who event at eXcel - I was the only person there not dressed up as something or other. Weirdly there were loads of Harry Potter characters too, and one Brian Cox.

    Now I must hang the washing up in the spare room, it has the dehumidifier in so it'll all dry well.
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 15th Sep 18, 4:33 PM
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    I had become a regular, but stopped posting because I thought my posts were boring!!
    • whiteguineapig
    • By whiteguineapig 15th Sep 18, 5:02 PM
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    I love reading what you'v all been up to, my own life is so boring!
    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 15th Sep 18, 5:12 PM
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    I had become a regular, but stopped posting because I thought my posts were boring!!
    Originally posted by ScarletRibbons
    I don't think anyones posts are boring at all ....imagine we are all a group of close mates chatting away every day about mundane stuff happening in our life's. Nothing much more exciting than doing a wash or watching a celebrity chef with whimsical ideas here but the point is what is boring to you someone else will relate too or just enjoy the company. I love my virtual friends on here and look forward to reading what is for everyones tea or how the day is going to pan out. Not boring at all

    Waffling now but I think the power of this thread is demonstrated by the real life friendships that develop and the huge support when life is not good.
    • Elona
    • By Elona 15th Sep 18, 5:22 PM
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    nelski

    Wish I could thank that twice! You are spot on!
    • newroadahead
    • By newroadahead 15th Sep 18, 6:06 PM
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    Evening all (gosh even I remember Dixon)
    Another one who reads every day but doesn't always post
    Just on way back from London visiting family as Dgd birthday
    My dad down this weekend so 3 generations and guess who forgot to take photos!!
    DH now driving us home he really fancies an Eccles cake hoping some left in sm when we get home
    Was ill earlier this week with bad chest feel better but still tired

    Think of all the poorlies especially TAs and Poppy
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend all
    Hugs

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    • -taff
    • By -taff 15th Sep 18, 6:20 PM
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    Made it to tea and cake with friends, bought some red cyclamen to plant out, on offer woop! Also bought some white alium bulbs.
    Managed to strim the jungle, had to sit down about ten times, really should get a lawnmower, keep looking on FB but nothing suitable yet.
    Pooped now, but also on the way home stopped to buy the making of cream tea, just fancied a scone...
    Nap time approacheth...
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 15th Sep 18, 6:39 PM
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    I don't think anyones posts are boring at all ....imagine we are all a group of close mates chatting away every day about mundane stuff happening in our life's. Nothing much more exciting than doing a wash or watching a celebrity chef with whimsical ideas here but the point is what is boring to you someone else will relate too or just enjoy the company. I love my virtual friends on here and look forward to reading what is for everyones tea or how the day is going to pan out. Not boring at all

    Waffling now but I think the power of this thread is demonstrated by the real life friendships that develop and the huge support when life is not good.
    Originally posted by Nelski

    Ah that's nice.Ok will try harder . So you want to know what's for tea- a very un MSE Thai takeaway,as a treat to celebrate our wedding anniversary a couple of days ago (43 years ) Should be arriving any minute .Have a good evening , we'll probably watch another episode or 2 of No Offense xx
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 15th Sep 18, 7:00 PM
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    Congratulations Rosyred.
    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 15th Sep 18, 8:06 PM
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    I never found other posts boring, and have read along every day although I didn't post myself.

    It's just that sometimes I used to read over my posts before submitting, and sometimes used to think, who the h*ll will want to read this!!

    When I read other posts I imagine the person driving to work, or going to the supermarket and often wonder what they look like, or how they sound. Barmy? Definitely!!
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 15th Sep 18, 8:18 PM
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    Congrats on the Anniversary, RosyRed - that's a great achievement in this day and age ! I only made it to 17 with exHub - but been with ['OH' for 28yrs ! Our secret is 'separate homes' for each to retreat to when needed .

    Good Luck with DSis, Mrs SaladDodger - it's very kind of you to 'put her up' and I hope she soon understands that she should 'try harder' to be appreciative .

    Have you tried Freecycle/Freegle (or any other similar sites) for a Lawn Mower, taff? We often see them on our local ones . The 'Cream Tea' sounds delicious - and EXACTLY what's needed after a shopping session !

    ScarlettRibbons - I also have a 'visual' of people on here ................. but JackieO on her 'motorised pencil' really does NOT help matters .

    Thinking about 'Mrs LameWolf/Mr Wolf' and the 'TA's' - hope and pray that all goes well for both families.
    • mehefin
    • By mehefin 15th Sep 18, 8:27 PM
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    Morning

    Feel I ought to whisper as its really quiet in here. Sad to see less and less of our regulars posting these days hopefully its a time of year thing as we need our gang of merry women (and Specky )

    Originally posted by Nelski
    OI!! I resemble that Only joking
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 15th Sep 18, 8:46 PM
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    I started posting as a newbie here in the Spring and then life and gardening got in the way, but I read along every day and feel that I "know" so many who post. I rejoice in the good news and commiserate and send hugs and spoons to those who are having a difficult time.

    OH and I arrived home this afternoon from two weeks holiday in our touring caravan, one week spent in West Dorset (where we lived for 30 years) and last week near to Cheddar in Somerset. We caught up with some dear friends and visited many beautiful "old haunts", but it is nice to be back home, dear dog has taken herself upstairs and will be found stretched out on the bed

    We shared a beef curry from the Chinese take away, I have had a bit of a cold and blocked sinuses and really fancied something spicy, have a very ripe nectarine each to eat, over the sink will be the best place
    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. (Abraham Lincoln)
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