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Good Morning Sunday

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12Michael Sun 16-Jun-19 06:17:25

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dry and greyish at the moment in Brackley but hopefully a pleasant day.
Yesterday, ended up with travel being a turmoil , the A421 Buckingham Ring Road is being resurfaced , causing gridlock on the London Road in the town, Buses diverted through villages adding extra journey times , chaos in progress.
Anyway despite those hold ups did have my day out.
And the flea market stall was there which I get those maps from this time I got a cloth map , Daily Mail map of South East England dated 1937.

Anniebach Sun 16-Jun-19 08:54:29

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

Hope everyone has a good day x

gillybob Sun 16-Jun-19 09:04:13

Good morning from the NE coast Where the sun is shining ☀️ ( for now ) .

Have a good Sunday everyone x

harrigran Sun 16-Jun-19 09:11:10

Good morning, sunny in the NE at present.
Family visiting this afternoon, need to decide on what we will eat as we got the message just as the shops were closing last night.

Urmstongran Sun 16-Jun-19 09:14:02

Good morning everyone from Malaga. Yesterday was glorious and we went into Mijas again for the afternoon as we really like it there. No plans for today.

Our youngest daughter has just FaceTime’d her dad and then the two excited grandchildren wanted in on it which was the best present my husband could have - we’ve been out here a while and are very much looking forward to seeing them on Thursday!

Bet you are excited to see your son today GabriellaG54 - I imagine he will be impressed by your fitness from training for the marathon you are entering in a few weeks!

Hope FD Sunday is pleasant for all of us, whether we have plans or (like us) none. x

Mythbirtthedragon Sun 16-Jun-19 09:52:13

Good morning from east London, started bright which is good as there’s a tennis (team) match at 5pm, then rain (not so good as I’ve made the cakes for the tea) but now it’s fine again. Hoping to see DSD and her mum before I go off to play as they’ve said they’ll drop in this afternoon. My family always said if ever I was on desert island discs, my luxury item would be a set of UK maps with accompanying walk books. Have a good day.

Harris27 Sun 16-Jun-19 10:26:01

Well it's not raining yet! Have a lively Sunday all much! Much the same here today Sunday lunch and ironing! Back to work tomorrow x

Harris27 Sun 16-Jun-19 10:28:47

Sorry should of checked spelling! Have a lovely Sunday! Meant much the same here chores! X

Grammaretto Sun 16-Jun-19 10:38:01

Good morning Mick and all from the Scottish Borders . I even had tea in the garden this morning to get my dose of Vitamin D.
We have many old maps too and they don't date as quickly as the sat nav.
Do you know Nick Crane's book : Two Degrees West: a walk along England's Meridian? It's fascinating.

Steady on MaryDoll you have to look after yourself first before you can help others. Isn't there a launderette somewhere? or a steamie if not can you get them a new machine? I got ours on Gumtree. It was cheaper than the repair quote.

A card arrived yesterday for DH. We thought it was a bit early for his birthday and then it dawned. Father's day was never a thing in our household. It must be DiL's influence.

Barleysugar Sun 16-Jun-19 11:15:39


Mijas - l love it too. My best friend moved there 6 years ago, & so we go over quite often. I should love to move there, but husband will not entertain living abroad.

Enjoy your holiday.

GabriellaG54 Sun 16-Jun-19 11:16:44

Oh well done Marydoll. You're obviously a strong sympathetic woman despite your health issues. Respect.

Hymnbook Sun 16-Jun-19 11:20:59

Morning from dull wet huthwaite Nottinghamshire. My friend is expected today. Another day to stop in. Amazed l managed yesterday to meet the ladies for brunch before the heavens opened. Hope everyone has an enjoyable Sunday.

Mapleleaf Sun 16-Jun-19 11:26:16

Good morning everyone,
Well, I’m back from Northumberland. We got home yesterday, so I’ve been busy doing the usual things necessary when you return - emptying the suitcase, putting everything away and loading the washing machine!
Despite the weather, which was mixed, with two days of non stop rain, we managed to have a nice, relaxing time.
We went to Cragside, Greyduster - it’s over 20 years since our last visit. Absolutely fascinating, and what a lovely,cosy house, nestled in the hillside. My favourite room was the study. Whilst we were indoors, it was raining, but by the time we had finished looking around, the sun was shining and we were able to have a look around the gorgeous gardens and take a fairly strenuous walk down to the pump house. The formal gardens were gorgeous, but everywhere, the rhododendrons were still in all their splendour in various shades of pink, purple, yellow and white - absolutely stunning. Then we did the 6 mile carriage drive in the car which gave a good idea of the size of the place, and that’s when we could really appreciate the beauty of the rhododendrons and the lakes with their picnic spots. The place is well worth a visit if any of you are ever up that way, and it’s run by the National Trust.
I didn’t realise Wentworth gardens were now managed by the National Trust as well, Greyduster. I will have to go and look. We’ve been to the garden centre there, but never into the grounds of the house and garden.
Well, it’s back to normal now, and if the grass dries off a bit this week, I really need to cut it as it’s sprouted considerably in all the rain we’ve had down here!
Enjoy your Sunday, whatever your plans. 🙂

Legs55 Sun 16-Jun-19 11:44:19

Good morning all, got up early, 7.00 but been half awake since 6.00. Papers arrived as I was getting dressed so my usual Sunday morning reading the papers, doing crosswords & sudoku.

It was raining when I got up, then bright sunshine, another shower, think it's a day indoors. So much for sunny Devon & English Rivieragrin .

Going to make rhubarb crumble after Lunch, rhubarb straight from my neighbour's garden.

Mick I love maps, have to use satnav when I'm driving, can't map read & drivehmm. I learnt to map read as a child, I live seeing how places have changed.

Have a lovely Sunday, forgot it was Father's Day, it passes me by as my Dad died 41 years ago.

Tillybelle Sun 16-Jun-19 14:56:41

Marydoll. Well done on doing the washing! Sympathies re Fybro. Now make sure you have a rest! Please!

Was some sun earlier here in South Notts but cloudy and windy now. But dry so far...

I've just been on another thread and would very respectfully invite us all to take a look. I don't think some of the views quite reflect everything posted here over time but maybe you'd be interested. It is:
"Suddenly Feeling Lost"
on "Ask a Gran"

Marydoll Sun 16-Jun-19 15:01:04

Tillybelle flowers.

Tillybelle Sun 16-Jun-19 15:02:12

Grammaretto. So glad I am not alone; Father's day was never a thing in our household. It's just another day to rub in the pain for my children as far as I'm concerned - he killed himself.

Greenfinch Sun 16-Jun-19 15:11:44

Oh Tillybelle how sad.

Tillybelle Sun 16-Jun-19 16:51:44

Greenfinch It's so kind of you to respond. I have to admit - I feel terribly guilty when I mention it because other people are so happy. I just never quite know what to say or whether to keep myself to myself. On the thread I mentioned above, others had opened up and I realised how many of us there are who feel different because our lives are not filled with lots of happy things. - this probably helped me speak up.
Bless you, kind words really do help.

Greenfinch Mon 17-Jun-19 18:11:22

Tillybelle I can empathasise as we have mental health issues in our family too.Sometimes other people seem to have the perfect families but I wonder if this is really so. It is much more difficult to share bad times but I believe they are there for us all. You are very brave to share your personal problems and l think they will be helpful to others.