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Order yourself a latte, and a pastry (The virtual cinnamon buns are excellent today). And have a nice chat.

Re: good morning +

Postby miss mouse » November 25th, 2019, 10:55 am

scullion wrote:neither time have i actively (or knowingly) signed up for prime.


It is very difficult if not impossible to avoid, Amazon has been told to stop it by the relevant regulator apparently, it took the regulator long enough to notice.
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Postby suffolk » November 25th, 2019, 10:59 am

Good morning all :D
I have done the free trial of Prime on a couple of occasions but have always set myself a reminder to cancel a week before it ends ... so far it works for me. Just recently I’ve been getting deliveries on the day after ordering and with the Prime logo on the packaging. They’re trying to tempt me back ...?
Terrace tidying and big pot shifting has been done with OH’s help and he’s also pulled a big splinter out of my finger. :shock:
Now I must make the bread ... I’m a bit behind today ...
Have a good day folks.
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Re: good morning +

Postby earthmaiden » November 25th, 2019, 11:00 am

They seem to manage to avoid most regulation by flitting round the world like nomads :evil:
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Postby Seatallan » November 25th, 2019, 11:41 am

Several close friends swear by Prime but they tend to frequently order stuff on line whereas I don't so often so it isn't cost effective for us. I agree- you have to really watch it to not to sign up accidentally. As miss mouse says, they've fallen foul of the regulator over it but they don't appear to have update their website (as it happens I ordered some Christmas gifts from Amazon quite recently).
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Postby hickybank » November 25th, 2019, 1:09 pm

I have just ordered on Amazon, I placed the order trying hard to steer clear of prime only to find when I hit place order it had been added, so annoying.

I will wait now for the goods to be delivered then cancel.
I have done this several times before so know the ropes now.
Off to our bowls again soon, have a good day
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Postby Rainbow » November 25th, 2019, 10:32 pm

scullion wrote:i try not to use them, too, unless it's the only place i can find something (at the 'right' price) - it doesn't help that both abe books and the book depository are owned by amzn now - they will soon be a monopoly in the book world!

I hadn't realised that, Scully, so thanks for the info.
It explains why they have 'alternative' book sellers listed - it's all just Amazon really!!
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Postby scullion » November 25th, 2019, 11:55 pm

yeah, they own 'goodreads', 'audible' , the spoken book people, - and imdb.
there are others, too, but the takeovers i resent most are the book depository and AbeBooks.
i try to buy books through the book people and postscript books if possible - and charity shops, rarely through amzn.
i never buy books for my kindle - i only read free stuff on that from places like project gutenberg (where you can also find some spoken books), the online archive, adelaide university ebooks etc.
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Re: good morning +

Postby scullion » November 26th, 2019, 7:59 am

good morning, all.
either overcast or not fully light yet - or both but it is a bit breezy.
finally got the chutney made yesterday - delia's recipe - ish.
off to the farm. i'm being picked up at eight forty - silly really as i was sat around until gone ten last tuesday waiting for the work sheets to see who i had.
i would normally leave home between nine and quarter past. good job i texted.
better move - i will definitely need a coffee before i go - and have to find some tools.
have a good day, everyone.
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Postby scullion » November 27th, 2019, 8:30 am

good morning, all.
a little light is beginning to show but i think there won't be much sun today.
the met office is having 'one of those days'. the forecast for ten o'clock is light rain and a partial cloudy night and for a couple of patches this afternoon heavy rain and full sun - both at the same time. maybe somebody's got a hangover.
off to the farm, again, in a bit. i have missed yoga for the past couple of weeks - not for the exercise, it's a bit of an 'old lady' class - mainly for the coffee and chat with a friend afterwards. i could always do a couple of me-tube videos when i get home but somehow i don't think i would.

some men's brains don't work in a logical fashion. i had a lengthy conversation with a couple of chaps who are converting a small, old building over to craft and pottery rooms. they had obviously lost the floorplans i'd given them and were doing their own thing. they proudly pointed out the site for the pottery work room and the kiln room. i pointed out that the kiln room didn't need the sink, that would be better in the work room. they then made all of the noises that moving the sink would be a bit difficult because the pipework etc was already there. after quite a while of this i said 'why not just swap the rooms over?' they are the same size and they wouldn't have to put in longer cabling for the kiln as it would be in the same room as the electric board and the sink would then be in the work room - where hand washing and washing down would be needed. a look of confusion followed by a lightbulb ensued.
better get going or i'll get no coffee before i have to go.
have a good day, everyone.
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Re: good morning +

Postby Pepper Pig » November 27th, 2019, 8:36 am

I love Amazon Prime more and more I'm afraid. I do nearly all of my non-food shopping online. It makes sense when local parking charges are so dear (and Harrow is the pits for shopping). I use the Firestick quite a lot as there is now a lot of tennis and soccer on there as well as the films and other programmes, and I am a slave to Audible.

Good morning. The rain has stopped so I'm off to the tip later. (With all the Amazon packaging).
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Re: good morning +

Postby suffolk » November 27th, 2019, 11:48 am

Good morning all
Our broadband disappeared about 9:30. virgin said it would be fixed before 1:30pm and it looks as if they were right.
In the meantime I’ve eaten breakfast, put some yoghurt to brew, got a bolognese chuntering in the Crockpot, tidied around the place, completed my postal vote and started reading a new novel ... very enjoyable so far.
Have a good day all :D
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Postby scullion » November 28th, 2019, 10:52 am

good morning, all.
it's not raining (at the moment) - there's a bonus! but it poured down last night.
the project that was offloaded onto me at the farm is as done as i could do in the time left for me. it has been passed to someone else who will take her group down to actually dress the tree, tomorrow, with what we have been able to make. the tree will be missing a parrot but that can't be helped.
off for a 'live' performance of ' present laughter' tonight - a sofa is booked and a pint will be imbibed during the performance.
have a good day, everyone.

ps - i've just been offered lunch out, yummy!
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Re: good morning +

Postby suffolk » November 28th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Good noontime all :D
Enjoy your lunch and your birthday outing Scully 8-)
I have two birthday cakes and a (no booze) Christmas cake to make for the week before Christmas ... this afternoon I’ll be going through recipe books ...
Enjoy the rest of the day folks :D
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Re: good morning +

Postby StokeySue » November 28th, 2019, 1:09 pm

I am thinking about Present Laughter, either tonight or on a repeat, but don’t think I want to sit in a cinema tonight as I’m still feeling a bit post-bug, and I want to go out and about tomorrow

In the refurbing of my kitchen the only thing I’ve actually replaced is the magnetic knife rack, the new one has just been delivered, much smarter and stronger than the old one, but why are designers and manufacturers so obsessed with unnecessary, complex, concealment of fixings? This one is Taylor’s Eye Witness, not up to the Ikea degree of difficulty but still going to be a little challenging. What’s wrong with a dome head screw, I ask?

Have a good lunch and a great day scully!
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » November 29th, 2019, 9:12 am

Bright and sunny here. Wondering if I can manage a shower. Wash that Noro Virus right out of my hair etc. :o edit I realize in retrospect this sounds potentially disgusting. I did just mean the virus and not anything that they would put in the 'offensive material' waste bin in the hospital...
I have obligations and duties to fulfil (primarily phoning people) but don’t feel like doing anything. Will do minimum.
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Postby scullion » November 29th, 2019, 9:42 am

good morning, all.
the sun is shining and it's dry - woohoo! - it's not predicted to last, well, the sun isn't.
we went to one of the other venues at the beach, that has recently been refurb-ed, for a late lunch yesterday. we still prefer the beach cafe.
there was an unpleasant smell of fish as we entered but i suppose they specialised in 'the catch of the day' so maybe that couldn't be helped.
the vegetarian option was nothing to write home about, we shared a butternut squash curry (a red thai, coconut-y style one) which was the best bit of the meal although the rice had a definite hint of microwave, and a mushroom, kale and salsify, in a cashew nut cream, gratin. a strange mix that didn't quite work. the kale was in large chunks so when you stuck your fork in to take a little you pulled out a whole kale leaf and the salsify was either traveling incognito or very good at hiding. being decorated with pomegranate seeds added nothing to the dish.
we had a couple of sides - just to be piggy. the chips were a little dry and a side of 'charred' brussels sprouts with almonds were very slightly charred but otherwise raw and swimming in a liquid that may have been light soy, with maybe something a bit sweet in, that overpowered the the flavour of the sprouts - except for that slightly metallic taste that some brassicas have. we asked for them to be cooked a little longer but when the fresh batch came they were hardly any different and weren't finished.
the coffee was good.
we await the reopening of the beach cafe in a couple of weeks.
present laughter was good. typically noel coward funny, witty and waspish.
nothing much planned for today although i really need to think about doing some hswk. emphasis on the 'think'.
have a good day, everyone.
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Re: good morning +

Postby nursemimi » November 29th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Morning all it’s cool and damp here.
I woke up this morning without a voice
I don’t feel bad just a scratchy throat and no voice.

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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » November 29th, 2019, 5:14 pm

Oh dear, mursemimi.'Tis the season to be ill, it would seem. I hope you get your voice back soon. It's very frustrating not being able to express oneself out loud. I find a salt water gargle surprisigily effective for throat things.
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Postby nursemimi » November 29th, 2019, 6:58 pm

Thanks herbie a good gargle helped some and it is slowly improving
A salt water gargle helps so many things

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Re: good morning +

Postby scullion » November 30th, 2019, 11:26 am

good morning, all.
overcast and breezy. the met says we're on 10°c but it feels a tad chillier than that.
nothing planned (other than watching the f1).
our dyson dydon us yesterday. the previous one lasted about twenty years, this one has lasted three or four. this one has been abused a bit so it may not be wholly dyson's fault (doesn't the word wholly look wrong). no, it's not my way of getting out of hswk. my partner vacuuming up plaster dust, sawdust and ashes, i'm sure didn't help.
now we have to hunt for a new vacuum cleaner.
if i think loud enough i may get a cup of coffee.
have a cosy day, everyone
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Postby Herbidacious » November 30th, 2019, 11:38 am

Overcast here too.

I have never had a Dyson. My mother insisted on buying us a Sebo for our wedding present at a realtively poverty stricken time when we might have enjoyed a Dyson more, given that a vaccum cleaner was the only option. I like our Henry better.

Still feeling delicate. Had a couple of cream crackers with houmous last night, but didn't sit well.

New external hard drive arrived (Amazon Prime...) them having said it would not arrive till Monday, so back to the week-long task of backing up. I really need to have a big big photo cull.
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Re: good morning +

Postby scullion » November 30th, 2019, 12:11 pm

i'm thinking along the lines of a robot vacuum cleaner - less storage room needed - and it'll knock another job off the hswk list.
may i ask a pretty please for you to check them out on which for me ,herbi? i'm not looking for one of the expensive ones (and anyway, the dyson one is a little tall - and intrusive).
hope you feel better soon.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 30th, 2019, 12:12 pm

Sure. Will get back to you asap.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 30th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Weirdly they only suggest one best buy. All reveiwed August 2018.
The best buy is the Dyson 360 Eye at 74%.
Pros
It cleans very well for a robot vacuum
It navigates a room well and can clear most obstacles. It is also able to climb over ledges of 2cm - the joint highest of any robot vacuum we tested.
Cons
Nothing major
But it's expensive and won't completely replace a conventional vacuum.
71% iRobot Roomba 980
iRobot Roomba 980 is the top-of-the-range robot vacuum cleaner from iRobot. Earlier incarnations of the iRobot have famously appeared in hit TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Parks & Recreation and even Jonathan Creek. We put one through our test lab to see if it can clean well, or if it's just for show. Read our full review to find out.
Pros
It cleans carpets and hard floors well
And it's easy to use and programme.
Cons
It's expensive
And more likely to bump into objects than some other robot vacuums.

Samsung Powerbot VR7000 gets 69%
Samsung Powerbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaner claims to powerfully clean in even the most hard-to-reach areas. Its slim design should let it get under most low-lying furniture, but how well does it actually clean and navigate your home? Read our full review of this robot vacuum cleaner to find out.
Pros
Great on hard floor and good at cleaning on
carpets
Too.
Cons
Struggles to pick up pet hair and it's a bit messy to empty.

Then the much cheaper Eufy RoboVac 11 robot vacuum cleaner (59%) is an Amazon Best Seller, and given its relatively low price for a robot vacuum, it isn't hard to see why. It promises to clean brilliantly on hard floors and thin carpets, so we thought we'd send it to our test lab to find out if this robot vacuum cleaner deserves its best-seller billing.
Pros
Good at picking up pet hair
And cleaning hard floors. It's also cheap compared to other robot vacuums.
Cons
Leaves plenty of dirt behind in carpets and its floor coverage could be improved.

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 Robot Vacuum cleaner is a robot floor mop as well as a vacuum cleaner. It promises to remove deep-seated dirt from carpets and leave hard floors spotless. We sent it to our lab to put its vacuum cleaning functions to the test. Read our full review to find out if it's worth buying.
Pros
Great for cleaning carpets and hard floors
Wet mop is a nice feature.
Cons
Terrible for sucking up pet hair
Leaves big gaps and doesn't navigate the floor intelligently.
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Re: good morning +

Postby earthmaiden » November 30th, 2019, 7:39 pm

I don't understand how a robot vac can do anything but the tidied up middle of a room.
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Postby Herbidacious » November 30th, 2019, 8:04 pm

I was wondering how it does the corners if it's round... It sounds a bit like the tech isn't quite there yet?
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Postby scullion » December 1st, 2019, 1:08 am

i think some of them blow and some of them have little brushes that poke out like antenna from what i can see - maybe you have to do a quick sweep in the corners every often. if we do get one i'll let you know.
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Postby hickybank » December 1st, 2019, 9:13 am

If I go out & wash & polish the car I can stand back & go "wow"
If the carpet gets vacuumed it still looks the same, what's the point :lol: :lol: :lol:
Productive day yesterday we got all thrt Christmas presents bought (Ah the wonder of internet shopping)
Apart from visiting one shop everything else was bought online
East day today
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Re: good morning +

Postby Seatallan » December 1st, 2019, 9:21 am

earthmaiden wrote:I don't understand how a robot vac can do anything but the tidied up middle of a room.


Me neither.

A friend of ours has one and says it does the job but he's a bloke.... :)
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » December 1st, 2019, 9:44 am

Terry, it's much more satisfying if you have no carpets... (Especially if you have cats. Then you get 'fur drifts' to suck up.) However, if you don't vacuum carpets they being to smell. (Even without pets. You can tell when they've not done it for a bit at work. Mind you, that could be the mice, but on blanace, I think not.)

That remdins me, 'we' need to vacuum the one bit of carpet we have - on the stairs. I can guarantee the difference wiil be striking.
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Postby scullion » December 1st, 2019, 9:59 am

good morning, all.
the sun is shining, bread will be baked.
my partner gave me a little present last night that he'd forgotten he'd bought for me. a small book called 'garden myths' by the 'no-dig' man who i think has the right ideas. one of the first things i read as i flicked through was a confirmation of what i had thought for a long time. why would blight spores survive a compost or worm bin? it seems they don't and i feel quite happy, now, that i put the infected plants and leaves of the tomato plants in the worm bin for them to deal with rather than going to the faff of burning them - anyway, we don't do bonfires.
i'm off to a meeting this afternoon where cake will, undoubtedly, be consumed, and watching the race when i get back.
i've been handed a cup of coffee and a cat has deemed me acceptable company so i must be doing something right.
have a glorious day, everyone.
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Re: good morning +

Postby suffolk » December 1st, 2019, 9:59 am

Good morning all :D
A beautiful morning for the 1st December and early morning webcams lead me to believe you've had a glorious sunrise Scully 8-)

A friend's mother was becoming frail so she bought her a robot vacuum ... a couple of years later she was horrified to find a really bad infestation of (presumably carpet moth) maggots around the edges of the carpets :shock:

Did anyone hear R4 's 'A Point of View' this morning ... they repeated one of Clive James' early ones ... about happiness :kneel: :luv:

Have a lovely day all :D
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Postby scullion » December 1st, 2019, 10:07 am

suffolk wrote:A friend's mother was becoming frail so she bought her a robot vacuum ... a couple of years later she was horrified to find a really bad infestation of (presumably carpet moth) maggots around the edges of the carpets

we have that problem - they came in with the underlay for a laminate floor a decade ago - grrrr. i am often seen playing electric tennis as they take to the air (which can be quite satisfying). the robot (if we go down that route) will be used on tiles.

damn, i missed putting the radio on in time.
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Postby hickybank » December 1st, 2019, 10:52 am

Just done my good deed for the day.
My neighbours central heating had packed up ( she lives on her own)
All fixed & cosy again now
(So us blokes do come in handy sometimes :lol: )
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Postby Herbidacious » December 1st, 2019, 11:21 am

Well done, Terry! Course you are useful! Opening jars, changing clocks and lightbulbs and other things that are high up so that one doesn't have to get the step ladders out... Although I imagine a strong, tall woman could do these things too, if she put her mind to it :D

But seriously, that must have made her day a much much happier and more relaxed one, not having to call heating people out on a Sunday.

Bright and sunny here. I might get dressed and venture our just to test the waters, so to speak. Managed to eat something last night, but horribly sore mouth. I was due to go on a night photogrpahy course in the city tomrrow night, but I am pressty sure not up to it, so cancelled. Three hours on your feet in the cold and dark is tough even if you are fit and healthy.
Mother now due to be discharged this afternoon.
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Postby StokeySue » December 1st, 2019, 11:37 am

Good morning
Sunny and windy here

Hicky, a long time ago I lived in a shared house. I had a very short time to get the sitting room ready before guests, so I vacuumed rapidly and when asked if it was properly cleaned I said “it doesn’t crunch underfoot now”. This became out gold standard for floor cleaning - crunchy or not?

I have no carpets and quite fancy a robot. At least it would get at the dust mice under the bed

Have a nice day
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Postby Herbidacious » December 2nd, 2019, 9:19 am

Morning. Frosty, a bit misty and very bright here. Was all set to go to work but no trains for a while, and then there only seem to be one two an hour once they start running again... this is on the first part of my journey. The other line has cacenllations and delays too. There are alternative routes but they mean standing and longer journeys. I am better but not that much better...

At least I checked before I set off.

I intend to do as little as I can today.

I hope everyone has a good day!
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Postby StokeySue » December 2nd, 2019, 9:29 am

Good morning.yes there seems to be frost on next door’s flat roof but it. hasn’t got into the yard which is always a couple of degrees warmer

Darned cold though

Need to sort stuff round the house and go for a walk
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Postby hickybank » December 2nd, 2019, 9:38 am

Freezing but sunny here to, the rail strike is going to be a bit a of a pain for everyone who use the service isn't it.

So here is a little story to brighten your day.

A 4 year old boy goes up to0 his dad & says.
" Dad I want to get married"
Dad
"THats nice , anyone in mind"
Little Boy
"Yes I want to marry Grandma"
Dad " That's nice, but why"
Little Boy.
"She loves me, I love her, she is the best cook in the world & she tells me lovely stories"
Dad
"O/k but there is a problem with that"
Little Boy.
"Whats the problem"
"Dad
" Well your grandma is my mother & by law you cannot marry my mother.
Little boy
"Why not,you married mine" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: good morning +

Postby scullion » December 2nd, 2019, 1:38 pm

good after morning, all.
sunny but a little chill.
a loaf of bread and four, fat, crusty rolls have been baked. the rolls will head into the freezer when they're cool.they have just come in from the garden.
yet again our ip address was blocked from the board, this morning. it doesn't happen anywhere else, just here, a few times a month (since our ip address landed on that of a blocked member - which may be a coincidence, i don't know.) it is soooooo annoying!
i have spent a couple of hours checking my computer and running scans but that says i'm clear of nasties so i don't think i'm sending out the wrong messages.
oh well, first world problems and all that.
have a good afternoon, everyone.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 3rd, 2019, 8:35 am

Morning. Cloudy but some brightness here, and some baby blue sky poking through. Not icy, but cold. But cold enough to deter me from strolling down the garden to see if I have any beetroot.

Today... I should do things (apart from work.) Something that doesn't involve much physical activity! Workwise, dinosaur plotters may come in, but apart from that nothing super urgent. Need to give my editor's draft of Philosophy end matter a thorough scrutiny. Oh and send metaphysics to the expert, I suppose :shock:

I hope everyone has a good day.
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Postby StokeySue » December 3rd, 2019, 10:03 am

Good morning
Bright and cold here but clouding a little
Loads of “stuff” to do but out with 2 friends for local history event tonight

Have a good day everyone
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Postby scullion » December 3rd, 2019, 10:03 am

good morning, all.
sunny, more bread being baked. unfortunately it's too nice and doesn't seem to make it to the freezer for those non sunny days.
in a short while we are off to the blue bar for brunch and a walk on the beach. later, an early dinner in truro and the cinema after that. i was down to attend a training day but as it's my partners birthday i told them i wouldn't be attending and to put me in for one at a later date - i wasn't told what it was for - but today will be much more enjoyable, i'm sure.
'more or less' was very interesting this morning, i wish i'd heard the beginning - maybe i'll find it on catchup. the poll expert's prediction wasn't what i was hoping for.
have a glorious day, everyone.
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Postby suffolk » December 3rd, 2019, 10:10 am

Good morning all

V chilly here. OH was out of the dentist's by 9.05 and is home faffing in the kitchen before he needs to go to work. I have to put some shoes and a warm coat and scarf on and catch the 10.30 bus for my dentist appointment at 11.10. We will both have sparkling gnashers.

Have a good day folks :D
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Postby nursemimi » December 3rd, 2019, 12:52 pm

Morning all I now have a horrible cold :evil:
so I am not going anywhere but under a blanket and on the couch.

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Postby Herbidacious » December 3rd, 2019, 2:35 pm

Oh no! poor you. I guess the throat was the start of it.
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Postby nursemimi » December 3rd, 2019, 2:44 pm

Yep and boy do I feel awful

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Postby earthmaiden » December 3rd, 2019, 4:13 pm

Oh dear! Hope you can stay tucked up warm until you feel better. :hug:
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Postby hickybank » December 3rd, 2019, 5:18 pm

Went to buy a shrub today to put next to my bird feeder as it is very exposed so birds are wary.
I bought a Pyracantha to do the job as the birds love the berries.
But bloody hell they should carry a health warning, they are vicious.
By the time I had fitted it into the car, got it out & planted, |I looked like an Edward Scissorhand victim :lol: :lol:
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Postby suffolk » December 3rd, 2019, 6:12 pm

Hope you’re feeling better soon Mimi. :plink: :mug:
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