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    • nmlc
    • By nmlc 10th Nov 18, 6:57 AM
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    O/S Daily Saturday 10th November 2018
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    • 10th Nov 18, 6:57 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 10th November 2018 10th Nov 18 at 6:57 AM
    O/S Daily Saturday 10th November 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.

    Morning everyone

    Thank you all for the kind thoughts x

    Hugs to those that want/need one x

    Happy birthday to those with a birthday x

    Light here damp underfoot after rain during the night and not so windy. Temperature dropped yesterday afternoon.

    DH and I enjoying first peaceful cuppas, I'm showered, dressed and just finished brekkie as I'm working this morning.

    Dinner last night was breaded chicken portions, chips/jacket potato, beans/veg for the menfolk. I had fish and vegetables. Tonight we're having chicken saag and I'll make up a veg curry also, rice and accompaniments. DS1 is going out and doesn't want curry I have some sausages and mash left in the fridge so he can have that.

    I was again reasonably productive yesterday - ironing got done and a couple of other jobs.

    Keep safe and well x

    nmlc x
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    • ScarletRibbons
    • By ScarletRibbons 10th Nov 18, 7:29 AM
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    Good morning everyone, and thank you NMLC for starting off.

    I just made a brief post yesterday as I wasn't very well, but I'm ok now.

    I haven't read back in detail, just quickly skimmed through yesterday's posts, I will read in depth though,

    Didn't do much yesterday, but as the day passed I felt better, I didn't go out though.

    The girls came round last night, but I only had 1 glass of wine, didn't want to overdo it.

    I'll catch up a bit today, shopping is needed. I don't think we're seeing any of the family. certainly not DD as they're away in the caravan. There's a party today at the site, and they bought tickets for that, probably next week will be the last week now, then they'll close till the spring.

    It semed so dark yesterday, and the forecast is for showers today - the dark days before Christmas!!

    Speaking of Christmas, I'd better get my a*se into gear - A friend asked me if I wanted to go to Newcastle tomorrow, so I think I will, I'll make a list tonight. DD suggested that I get her partner a N*xt voucher for Christmas so that's him sorted, I can get that tomorrow.

    I thought for our youngest grandchild I would give a token gift, but give his parents money for him, as he doesn't know about Christmas, being only 7 months.

    His sister wants everything under the sun, she's 5 and certainly knows about Christmas!!

    I'll probably potter a bit today, after shopping. Really we could do with tidying up outside, getting the leaves swept up, but it's windy, so that's a good excuse for not doing it!!

    Hope everyone has as good a day as they can, thinking of the sad and worried.

    Good luck Speky in your new life, hope all goes well for you.

    Take care folks.
    • tru
    • By tru 10th Nov 18, 7:34 AM
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    Morning

    Ahhh Gers I'm sorry to read your mum's news xx

    You have a lot going on Hester, thinking of you xx

    taff I was pleased to read that your picc line was taken out, my dad was glad when his was removed. He said he felt like he was getting back to normal which made me very happy indeed

    Thanks again Helena x
    I would leave my fairy lights up all year if it were up to me

    LameWolf I'm quite happy with my smart meter and although I've only plugged the monitor thing in a couple of times for a few days at a time, it's strangely satisfying and fascinating to switch things on and off to see it change

    I wasn't ready to sit down for the day at 11am so I went round the house and collected up all the change. I have a grand total of £55 and a bit I'm going to tell mr tru that when he empties his pockets he should ignore drawers and tins, just put the cash straight into my purse Also cleared some of That Room, I can now see just over half of the floor.

    I'm going to start chopping up branches which were cut off next door's tree. They've been in the chicken run for a while, the girls have had great fun rooting through them for bugs but they're ignoring them now so I assume all feasts have been eaten I've dragged four smaller branches up to the back door to make a start, I'll bag up the bits and keep the bigger pieces. Not sure what to do with them yet, but I do like to see piles of wood stacked up so I'll just arrange them nicely for now I'll do a bit at a time, it'll take a while to get through it all but at least it'll get me into the garden each day.

    I haven't planned for today, I'm just going do whatever I fancy at the time

    Bulletproof
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 10th Nov 18, 7:59 AM
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    Morning All

    Hope your DM is comfortable Gers, sorry to hear she's not so good.
    Have a good weekend Specky and enjoy your new adventure.
    Great news taff, hope you're well.
    Enjoy your peace and quiet tru!

    The show last night was really good, as was the meal, a great evening all round. It was about 10.30 when I got home so not too late.

    One load of washing just about to finish, will put another on when I've had a shower, may change the bed too depending on the weather - it's dry for now but there was heavy rain and strong wind overnight.

    I must do the housework when I get back from yoga then I'm having a lazy afternoon.

    Have a good weekend, take care. XX
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 10th Nov 18, 8:13 AM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 8:13 AM
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    Good Morning, Oldstylers - looks as though we're in for quite a pleasant day, but not sure what MrWeatherman says about it yet

    nmlc - thanks for starting us off - have a good day in work today .

    ScarlettRibbons - enjoy your trip to Newcastle . I'm another who needs to get her a$re into gear for Christmas . It's vouchers all around for my lot - no worrying about choice of gift - no wrapping - job's a good 'un !

    tru - well done on your 'bounty hunt' - £55 is a good haul ! Enjoy your time in the garden and hope the weather stays mild for you .

    camelot1001 - your evening out sounds brilliant - I sometimes feel 'odd' when I go for an evening out and come back home in the dark; guess you get like that when you don't do 'evenings out' very often. I've also got the first load of laundry on the go - 2nd load is sitting there a-waiting its turn .

    ((((Healing Hugs)))) for all who aren't well and those looking after other people - with an extra one for those who are both to all with a birthday


    Had a very quiet day yesterday - decided to give Henry a bit of an outing and a trip around the living room . Had to move the couches to get underneath them, so had a 'loose cover wrestle' at the same time. All much neater now .

    Just as we sat down for evening meal, the phone rang - DGD1 wanting to know if she could spend the night. She'd had a few days in Mallorca (part of her Uni Course) and just wanted a bit of 'Narnie attention'.

    As she was actually on a coach coming back to Liverpool from Leeds, it was going to be a couple of hours, so got to watch Emmerdale and Coronation Street x2 before she got here. It's such a joy to have her around, I NEVER say no to her visiting. I've promised to take her out for brekkie when she's in the Land of the Living .
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    • Nelski
    • By Nelski 10th Nov 18, 8:15 AM
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    Morning all

    Quick post from me as I am shattered from no sleep. This time though I know the worry. I'm afraid the news about our Holly is not great. Ill copy part of a message she has sent on FB which i know she wont mind for you all to see.

    Today, one day after I came out of the hospital after having my medication re-started I learned that there is invasive cancer in the other breast. This time the talk isnít as positive from the surgeon.
    Iím waiting for a bed to become available to go back and be taken off my medication again, to enable me to have another general anaesthetic.


    I'm devastated for her it was all looking so positive

    Onwards and forwards though as OL would say on to the next phase

    Take care all I'll post more i she calls later
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 10th Nov 18, 8:20 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Oh crikey Nelski that is pretty poo news for Holly, life can be so goddam unfair at times please give her my best when you next speak.

    Donít really feel up to posting about my day now, seems kinda trivial so will just say take care folks x
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 10th Nov 18, 8:22 AM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 8:22 AM
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    Morning all
    Thanks for the thread nmlc, hugs to those in need.
    Nelski, oh poor Holly what devastating news.
    Sunny here this morning, CHS was calmer yesterday so maybe he will be a bit better today too.
    I think he has a friend visiting, if so I may pop out for half an hour, he's not really well enough to be left alone yet.
    Have a good day everyone.
    Hugs Hester
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 10th Nov 18, 8:25 AM
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    Thanks for posting the update on Holly, Nelski - that's horrendous news for her to receive, especially getting told the day after she was discharged from hospital. Please send her all our good wishes and let her know that we're thinking about her.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 10th Nov 18, 8:30 AM
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    Sorry to read that Nelski, send Holly my love.
    • WeeMidgie
    • By WeeMidgie 10th Nov 18, 8:30 AM
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    Oh Nelski, that is such a sad update from Holly. Please pass on my love and support. And hugs to you, it's very upsetting to receive such news. It's so hard for her with the effects of stress added in.

    Gers, I hope you slept better last night.

    Back to more mundane things, coffee club for me this morning. Last night my Aussie friend who stayed last weekend texted to ask if I'd like a trip out with her this afternoon. We're heading for the Crannog at Loch Tay, a reconstruction of an ancient wooden dwelling house built over the water, complete with retractable drawbridge. I haven't been for over ten years, so I'm looking forward to it. It was built by an academic underwater archaeology unit to show what they've discovered, and as a tourist attraction it funds their ongoing work.

    She's likely to come back here for a bite to eat, so I'll get that organised before coffee.

    Have your best day possible, folks, wherever you are and whatever you're doing. xxx
    • Bozwood
    • By Bozwood 10th Nov 18, 8:31 AM
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    Morning. Poor Holly she must be upset with that news. Just got a coffee and will read the paper soon not much planned haircut and food shopping going on. So will do a list I seem to spend less with a list
    • Gers
    • By Gers 10th Nov 18, 8:51 AM
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    Morning folks.

    I slept really well last night, no overnight coughing or other interruptions. Mind you I woke up boiling hot, the heating had kicked in so the radiators needed to be turned down. DM is sitting up in bed enjoying her cup of tea. Life goes on, I'll phone her GP next week to get more information.

    Gosh, it was wild overnight, now the sun is shining like a shiny thing and it's fairly mild. Plans for today are to take DM shopping and then toddle off home a bit later. I've read reports on FB about huge amounts of water on both A82 and A83 so I'll be taking things really slowly.

    Such awful news about Holly. Did she have tests for checking other areas? So sad to find out just on the cusp of 'freedom'.

    Now I hope everyone has a happy Saturday.
    • RosyRed
    • By RosyRed 10th Nov 18, 8:52 AM
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    Good morning all,
    Its seems a nice clear day up to now here.
    Nelski I'm so sorry to hear Hollys news,she must be devastated,please send much love and positive thoughts,and have a hug yourself xx



    Ly1a has been walked ,the grandchildren are still in bed ( scratch that,now up and squabbling) Think theyre tired ,we had a walk in the dark to see a local landmark called Rivington Pike,which is being lit up for a week with a giant poppy.There were a few others out too,with lanterns and torches.We didnt get to the top as it started raining so hard it stung our faces and it stopped being an adventure for the children so we made our way back to the car and came home to hot baths and hot choc allround.
    As we got nearly home,a warning light came on in the car, saying it wasnt being charged.DH and DS had a look and they think the alternator has gone.
    Anyway better go and sort the DGC,DS has had to go and let s.o. in his house to do some plastering,
    Have as good a day as possible xx
    'A woman is like a teabag: You never know her strength until you drop her in hot water'. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 10th Nov 18, 8:57 AM
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    Good morning. Nelski, thank you for the update what awful news for Holly. Please send her my best wishes.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 10th Nov 18, 9:01 AM
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    Nelski, what awful news from Holly, some people really get the sh*tty end of the stick.

    Gers, I'm sorry about the news about your mother.

    I didn't post yesterday because I had a bit of an emotional day but I'm feeling a bit more optimistic again today. We'll see Chris and Crystal again today which is always nice.

    I finished sewing the blocks of my patchwork quilt together yesterday, it just needs the borders on now. I'm pleased with how it looks and the black fabric I was worried about looks good now.

    Rosyred, you must live not too far from where I grew up in Charnock Richard.
    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 10th Nov 18, 9:22 AM
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    Morning ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) if you need one. Especially Holly, what awful news to be given just as things were looking so positive. Nelski please tell her I am thinking of her.

    My goodness what a s**t bit of news to be given at any time but especially at the moment.

    Gers I am so sorry to hear about your Mum, have an extra hug.

    Its a bright morning, towels in the washer, they should dry on the line.

    I spent most of yesterday wrestling with a new phone its a pain in the butt when you cannot remember password to get into things like facebook!! I had to change my password a few weeks ago, did not want to change it again, so will have to go into Roboform this morning and get the old one then log into my phone. Its not gone live yet, should sometime over the next couple of days.

    DD1 and SIL are living it up in New York. We had planned to go in 2009 when we were going to visit friends in Florida, the trip had to be cancelled, thats when OH's vertigo really raised its head and he was spending more time in bed than up. So we never got there.

    I guess OH will be out in the garden, not sure how cold it is, but he can always finish tidting the shed.

    All day breakfast for supper tonight, I have 2 small gammon steaks, so will do tomato egg and fried bread.
    • redruby
    • By redruby 10th Nov 18, 9:27 AM
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    Morning all


    Nels Can this in the other breast be treated ?? please pass on my best wished to Holly xx


    Gers give your mum a lovely gentle hug from me xx


    Taff great news re the picc line being removed xx


    Specky good luck with your new adventure I fully expect you to keep posting and keep us up to speed with your life !


    DD and I had a lovely time away we did a bit of shopping but it got more and more interesting as the day went on and we stopped for refreshment breaks, there might be some interesting presents this year we had a lovely meal out as well but were back in the hotel room by 8.30 ish , we went for a gin after the meal but a band started playing who were so loud that we could not hear ourselves think (im obviously getting old !) so we bought a bottle of wine and headed back to the room, got in our jamas and watched a film sipping wine in bed yesterday we had breakfast out and a bit more shopping then headed home just after lunch.


    We did out food shopping on the way home so that's all done for the weekend.


    Right I had better get on, have good days all xx
    Last edited by redruby; 10-11-2018 at 9:29 AM.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 10th Nov 18, 10:33 AM
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    Hello all


    Nelski I'm sorry that you had a bad night but it's no wonder with the horrid news about our Holly. This disease is a bu**er . What were the PTB thinking, to spring that on her just as she was ready to leave. She must feel absolutely devastated. Please give her my love and virtual support and I wish I lived nearer to do so in person.

    In other news.......... today it will be a do as I please day . There is nothing that really needs doing so I will just potter along. Mr Fix It is playing fortnite with the DGS on the xbox, so he's in his element. I just have to feed and water him now and again .

    Tea tonight will be some comfort food as we still have dark skies and rain, not very pleasant . Thank goodness we don't need to go out. I think I fancy sausage and mash with onion gravy, followed by blackberry and apple crumble for pudding

    Take care all and have a goodish Saturday.
    love nan xx
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • -taff
    • By -taff 10th Nov 18, 11:35 AM
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    That's such !!!! news for Holly. I know I was poked and prodded and mashed against various bits of machinery and injected with spiderman variant before they came up with a course of action...How did they find it?

    Today is a washout so far, am going to take myself away from the source of the problem and cheer myself up with retail therapy.
    Have a good day all if you can.
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