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12Michael Mon 04-Nov-19 06:13:01

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dark but its looking wet outside here in Brackley .
Today is a quiet day, but the building and my flat is being checked out for asbestos , so have to vacate flat whilst they do it.
There is also a new fire alarm system being installed in all flats.
Mick

dragonfly46 Mon 04-Nov-19 06:39:37

Good morning from a very damp and dark Leicestershire.

I need to visit my mum today. I haven’t been for a couple of weeks. She will not have noticed but I know. I do ring the Carers regularly but it is not the same. She is still my mum - well almost!

Two of my good friends - those that are shoring me up - are off on a cruise to the sun today. I am a tad envious.

All thoughts reaching out to gilly this morning.

Beechnut Mon 04-Nov-19 06:41:31

Good Morning everyone.

Getting light on Severnside with rain falling. Should be brightening up later.

I’d like to go out for a mooch today as I’ve been ‘home alone’ 🤣all weekend.

My thoughts are still with gilly where along with you all I have been wondering if there is help out there for her business.
Good wishes to poorly people and glad to here others and GC are feeling better 💐

kittylester Mon 04-Nov-19 06:41:41

Morning all from a wet North Leicestershire.

I have had a disturbed night due to the cough which DH kindly shared with me and I am helping at a Dementia event at Oakham Castle today so I hope I manage to stay awake.

Sounds an eventful day, mick.

Love to gilly.

cornergran Mon 04-Nov-19 06:44:36

Morning Mick, morning All. It’s damp outside from what I can see although our corner of Somerset is promised dry weather for a while later. Quiet day ahead here. Nothing I have to do. I saw Sunday’s post from gilly late last night and as ever send my love. You’ve been so strong gilly I can only hope some of the practical advice given will help just a bit. I can hear Mr C coughing so I’m off to make us a cuppa. Hope Monday is kind to everyone.

Grammaretto Mon 04-Nov-19 06:55:45

Good morning all from the Scottish Borders. It is dry after a very wet weekend.
I hope your asbestos check is not too disruptive Mick.
A quieter day here back to the old routine. DS and DGD came to our art exhibition yesterday which made it extra special for me.
I hope Gilly is getting some support.

NanKate Mon 04-Nov-19 07:04:09

Morning Mick and All.

Grey day in South Bucks.

Off to Keep Fit this morning haven’t been for a while so I must get back on track.

Gilly if you need help in investigating any agencies who can support you just say. You are not on your own.

Resurgam123 Mon 04-Nov-19 07:19:15

Good Morning All.
It is just wet and cold outside.
I wish I could get a good nights sleep.
Too much creaking of joints. It will get better when I get moving.
Getting old is a B****r if you exuse my language.

NannyJan53 Mon 04-Nov-19 07:26:31

Good Morning from a dull grey Black Country, but surprisingly mild.

Partner managed his 30 mile cycle ride yesterday, although he said it was hard going. I met him and the others at lunchtime in Kinver, for a 'sausage sizzle', good fun.

This morning is Walking for Health walk. Then will pop round to see my new friend (met on holiday in Rhodes) who had an operation last week.

It is 21 years ago today since we lost my Dad. He would be 96 now. Here is a photo of him and Mum with me when I was a toddler.

Much love gilly hoping and praying there is better news soon, and that you can get some practical as well as emotional help x

Pantglas2 Mon 04-Nov-19 07:28:27

Morning all from a light grey Spain! I’m sure Urmstongran will be along soon to let us know it’s sunny on the coast - I may have to trot down there if I’m to see it today!

I’m back at the gym today nankate after a break of six months although I have done my morning yoga stretches each day - it’ll be good to get back into the habit!

Only cooking for me today, not a chore as I love the mindless chopping and stirring while listening to music. Hope we have good news from gillybob and anyone else unwell feels better soon.

Marydoll Mon 04-Nov-19 07:34:41

Good morning all from a wet Glasgow.

I have been awake since 5.30am, so I took myself into the spare room and finished my GN book, A Single Thread
I'm happy to post it to anyone who would like to read it, just PM me.

I also managed to get the dishwasher working again, which DH had given up on. He insisted it need replaced, but I couldn't be bothered with all the hassle of getting a new integrated one, so had a go at fixing it. It takes, a woman's touch! 😁

I’m off out early to the doctors to see if the elusive medication has been sourced. This has been going on for three weeks and I’m down to my last tablet. I’m like a dog with a bone, phoning all and sundry to get a result.

As predicted, I bumped into people I had been at school with at the service yesterday. One woman I hadn’t seen in forty years, but I recognised her straight away. There were others who had been at school with my husband’s brothers and we spent ages over a cuppa reminiscing about the scary teachers who had taught us and the things they used to ask us to do; e.g going to the shops for cigarettes for them at lunchtime, going to the grocers for their shopping in school time and doing the staff dishes after lunch.
As we are all retired teachers, we wondered what the consequences of doing that nowadays would be!
After coming home, I promptly fell asleep! All that talking must have worn me out.

As always those who are poorly are in my thoughts and prayers, especially Dragonfly and Susan's DH and of course our dear Gilly and her husband.
May we continue to support them with our positive suggestions and comments.
Over the years I have got the impression that Gilly's family business is in a specialised field, which makes it all the harder to get help to keep it running. I do hope something can be done.

Have a good Monday, everyone.

Ginny42 Mon 04-Nov-19 07:35:15

Good morning Mick and all who follow. Goodness I hope they don't find asbestos, as that will mean a big upheaval. Wrap up warm and go to your favourite coffee shops, where it will be warm at least.

It's been pouring in the night, so it's a very murky morning here in Cheshire. Will walk in the woods with my neighbours at 9.00.

There was a 40 minute phone call with my DD after starting this message and a lovely photo of my DGS ready for school in his winter uniform today.

Lots of correspondence and calls to make today, but I plan to go to a village nearby and have a mooch round the shops, which may include lunch at a farm shop café. Treat to me.

Gilly words are so inadequate, but you know you are thought of with affection by so many here. xx

Resurgam it must be awful to waken up in pain.

Take care everyone. xx

ninathenana Mon 04-Nov-19 07:36:16

Good morning everyone.

Overnight rain in Kent. Yesterday's storm passed us by and it was a sunny autumnal day.
Laundry is on and I have some cleaning to do.
Thinking of gilly and anyone else in need of a virtual hug.

Kalu Mon 04-Nov-19 07:39:03

Good morning everyone from a dreich, wet Glasgow

A disturbed sleep for me too coughing throughout the night.

Hope the work being done in your flat isn’t too distuptive Mick

Off to search for Dulux & F&B paint today. When we looked a few days ago, very little supply of dulux to be found in B&Q now so will hopefully find what we need in Homebase 🤞

Love and strong healing vibes for you and your DH gilly🌻

NfkDumpling Mon 04-Nov-19 07:43:10

Morning All

Grey, overcast and still here in the north of Norfolk.

Can’t stop - must get dressed - have a dentist appointment in town at 8.15! At least it’s only five minutes walk away.

Big (((Hugs))) as always for gilly and all those in need. I found myself giving out real ones yesterday. Amazing what a hug can do.

EllanVannin Mon 04-Nov-19 07:51:33

Good Morning All x.
Damp and dreary a typical November morn. In fact it's raining as one of the cats has just come in shaking her fur all over the place.

Attending a meeting this morning re. support for GD and her children where each family member can offer their help to lighten the load during her depression. Should be interesting considering 2 sets of grandparents have remained very much in the background----unbelievable and shocking !! Some people would leave you speechless with their sheer selfishness and self-centredness.

Thoughts go to the Gillybobs and hoping it was a calmer night than of late x.

Hope everyone else is fighting fit ready to begin a new week.
( fighting for breath and fit for nothing ) my old mum used to say.

Brunette10 Mon 04-Nov-19 07:58:11

Good Morning from a very wet Fife. Weekend's weather allowed us to start and now complete our front lounge. All decorated and put back together again. DH did very well. No plans for today but as usual won't be sitting on my laurels wink. Thinking of you all who have colds, coughs, flu and those who have much more serious ailments. Look after yourself. Marydoll I certainly hope you get good news ref your meds. Thinking of our gilly of course.

harrigran Mon 04-Nov-19 08:00:14

Good morning from a dull, damp NE.
It is washing day and DH has already made a start, I will vacate my bed and strip it shortly. New mattress needs rotating.
Thinking of you Gilly and praying for some better news.

Urmstongran Mon 04-Nov-19 08:00:15

Good morning everyone from Malaga where it’s sunny at the balcony side of the building but there are dark clouds over the mountains when I opened the front door - so either way for tuppence today it seems Pantglas!

My husband had crept out when I woke half an hour ago - he likes to go out for an early morning walk out here.

I’m meeting my ladies for wine at 2pm. Only 3 of us this afternoon to catch up on any news since we left in mid September. I always enjoy our session!

Thinking as ever of you dear gillybob Hope you get your tablets today Marydoll that will be making you anxious now you’re on the last one - not good for your blood pressure! Very stressful.

Hope Monday is kind to us all whether we have any plans or none. x

Mythbirtthedragon Mon 04-Nov-19 08:10:48

Good morning from east London, lots of rain earlier but dry now and brightening up. Tennis at lunchtime then picking up GD for her swimming lesson and minding til DD gets home. DP will be staying at home as he wants to get the basement cleaned (and possibly reshelved) so we’ve got somewhere to store stuff when we get round to having the carpets fitted. There are 2 things left over that the builder needs to do first and it’s starting to get a bit frustrating. DS went back to uni yesterday (so quiet/empty without him) and he did express an opinion that by the time he came back at Xmas, we wouldn’t still be walking on carpet tacks. Have the best day you can.

BlueSapphire Mon 04-Nov-19 08:11:45

Good morning from Northampton where it's damp, but the sky is brightening.

Awaiting arrival of DGDs; their schools have training days, so it's grandma care again. I am thinking of taking them to Sainsbury's for lunch, where they can have some of their favourite chocolate cake for pudding. Their mum starts her new job today, so hope all goes well for her.

A lovely concert yesterday afternoon listening to the glorious Elgar Cello Concerto, a brilliant young soloist, (from Azerbaijan). I always think that Elgar should have saved the best till last, and swapped the first and last movements.

Thoughts are with Gilly and everyone else with worries.

Sar53 Mon 04-Nov-19 08:15:15

Good morning everyone from a bright and sunny Essex by the sea, although we've obviously had some rain overnight.
We arrived home yesterday afternoon after a couple of days on the Wirral meeting up with DH's family. A busy couple of days and lots of driving.
Shopping and housework for me today.
Lots of love for Gillybobs and her H.
Have a good day everyone.

Lins1066 Mon 04-Nov-19 08:16:50

Good morning from a wet S Welsh coast.
I prefer cold, crisp weather.

In pain as I tried to do too much yesterday, which wasn't much at all really. That will teach me. I have a long way to go I think.
Hope you track down your mess Marydoll and that the meeting goes well for your GD and her children EllanVannin.
Hope gillybob receives some much needed support.🌺

Lins1066 Mon 04-Nov-19 08:18:18

Marydoll - your meds!

vena11 Mon 04-Nov-19 08:25:16

Good morning from Tenerife our last day here , we all enjoyed the sun but back to reality tomorrow and rain I expect. Sending my thoughts to gillybob just do awful fir you . I hope everyone else has a restful day.