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Good Morning Wednesday

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12Michael Wed 13-Nov-19 06:13:54

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dark but looking dry this morning in Brackley.
Today , I am supposed to be having new smoke alarms fitted , but I will be elsewhere .
A coach day trip to Nailcote Hall Hotel near Coventry , for a Xmas lunch 3 course plus Beatles music played a duo.
Hopefully when I return the smoke alarm will be fitted?

Greyduster Wed 13-Nov-19 06:31:30

Good morning Michael and all GNs. Can’t sleep! Hope you enjoy your trip, Mick! The water company are supposed to be changing our water meter sometime this morning. It’s under the sink so I suppose there’ll be a mess, or a problem or both! Nothing much planned for the rest of the day. Have a good day, folks. Kind thoughts to all those struggling.

cornergran Wed 13-Nov-19 06:38:00

Morning Mick, morning All. Still dark but looks dry. Wide awake, Mr C is coughing. It’s going to be a long day. Top up food shop, must sanitise the kitchen and finish tidying. Somehow my efforts yesterday have made one room look worse, how does that happen? Good luck with the water meter change greyd, enjoy your meal mick, thinking of gilly and her husband as ever. Hope Wednesday is kind to everyone.

Ginny42 Wed 13-Nov-19 06:45:24

Good morning Mick. I hope you have a lovely day out. Enjoy the lunch and the music. Sounds like a very nostalgic trip.

It's dark still out there, but it was a lovely moonlit night last night in Cheshire, so there may be some frost about this morning.

Today I'm going to purchase a new washing machine for my housebound friend. If the carers are going to be able to do their job, the old one is too temperamental so she's finally agreed to buy a new one. It's a bit of a responsibility, but there is no one else to do it.

The rest of the day is my own, so it may involve a trip to Cheshire Oaks outlet near Chester. I feel a Christmas shop coming on.

Thinking of Gilly and her DH. Get well wishes to all who are poorly or coping with treatments of one kind or another.

Enjoy your day whatever it may bring.

Beechnut Wed 13-Nov-19 06:52:46

Good Morning everyone..
It’s just getting light. Not sure whether there’s a light frost or heavy dew.
I’m off out soon to take the car for a service then come back to have a homework day. I’ll probably walk down to get the car later.

Enjoy your day out Mick and anyone else who have plans and if you haven’t have a lovely day too. Love to gillybob. 🌸

NanKate Wed 13-Nov-19 06:54:54

Morning Mick and All.

Clear cold day in South. Bucks. We too had a moonlit night here in the South, slightly spooky 😳

We are packing up and heading to West Sussex on GP duties till Saturday. It will be full on !

All good wishes to the. Gillybobs.

Pantglas2 Wed 13-Nov-19 06:57:52

Morning all from a dry but grey Spain and I’d like it to stay that way or improve (unlikely) as I’m off to do a shift at the charity shop after my gym session.

Christmas lunch sounds lovely Mick and I haven’t been to Cheshire Oaks in decades Ginny42 - I bet it’s ginormous now and I wouldn’t know where to begin!

Hope no news is good news with the gillybobs and everyone to come has a lovely day too flowers

Sar53 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:04:09

Good morning everyone from a dry Essex by the sea. I've just had three lovely days with DD2 and 11 year old and almost 2 year old granddaughters. So much fun !! On Monday we went out and started on our Christmas shopping.
I need to do a food shop today the fridge is almost bare. Not much else planned.
Have a good day everyone.

Grammaretto Wed 13-Nov-19 07:08:17

Good morning all from the Scottish Borders. I've been awake for hours too Cornergran and Greyduster.
We've had some rather bad family news just sinking in.
We also had a leaking pipe yesterday but that's just a nuisance and easily fixed.
I hope your alarm gets fitted today in your absence Mick
I may go to crafting to distract myself. It's also blood donor day! Am I too old now?
Thinking of Gilly and all in dire straits.

NannyJan53 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:12:58

Good morning from a very cold Black Country 3 deg in the car just now.

Today I am off shortly to Mums in Wolverhampton, so we can Skype my Niece. She is in New Zealand at the moment and is 13 hours ahead of us.

Gird your loins NanKate smile enjoy your lovely DGS's

Sounds like a good day out Mick you will enjoy it I am sure.

Love to gillybob and her husband.

NannyJan53 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:13:53

Grammaretto big hugs to you

kittylester Wed 13-Nov-19 07:14:40

Morning all from a very chilly North Leicestershire.

A pootling and faffing morning for me and then school run this pm. Actually 'school run' now consists of sitting at their house and waiting for them to appear and having a mild panic if they are late! grin

Enjoy your day Mick - sounds fun.

Enjoy your boys kate.

Love to gillybob as always and (((hugs))) for grammaretto.

ninathenana Wed 13-Nov-19 07:16:12

Morning all from Kent.

The sun is just coming up and there's a lovely red glow on the horizon.
Quiet chilly but dry.
A day of this n that, bit of admin to do.
Your trip sounds good Mick hope you enjoy it.
Thinking of gilly and all those in need for whatever reason.

Marydoll Wed 13-Nov-19 07:26:38

Good morning all from a very frosty Glasgow, it's definitely much colder than yesterday.

Mick, sounds like a pleasant day out in store and and hopefully you will avoid the workmen, an added bonus!.

I'm off out early for an eye appointment. I have to have an eye test every year, as some of my medication can affect my sight.
I'm having problems reading just now because of my Sjogren's, the lenses on my eyes are so dry. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures, so it's annoying me. New glasses won't help, but I may treat myself, anyway.
DIL will do part of my tests, then of course I will get a nice discount. wink.
We have a little routine, I come for the appointment, she has a selection frames ready for me to choose from , whether I need new glasses or not. DH, my chauffeur, is none the wiser! wink.
I would go on my own, (and incorporate a visit to the M&S outlet), but I won't be able to see due to those blasted drops!!😵
Oh, the wiles of we women.

The proposed new glasses are to complement my new image! grin.
I went for a quick cut and blow dry yesterday and came back with a completely different hairstyle. grin
I got an early morning call, saying my hairdresser had to go to hospital for a meeting about her poor dad, but a former sylist, was down from Skye, visiting, would I mind if she stepped into the breach. She was my daughter's hairdresser, so I knew she would make a good job of it.
I was so desperate to get my thick mane cut, I would have let the gardener do! grin. You can see how bad it was.
After complaining it was so hard to manage, after having it cut just five weeks ago, ( My sore hands and generally feeling yukky, are making things difficult, ) she suggested cutting it shorter, using a razor. I absolutely LOVE it!
I'm now contemplating leather trousers to complete my new trendy look. Should I ask other grans for their opinion? wink, grin.
Oh what a terrible thought, a vertically challenged, round, old lady in tight leather trousers, the natives would be traumatised!!!

Reading this back, I come across as really shallow. I'm not! It's all tongue in cheek, I promise!!! grin.

Thinking of Harrigran and her troubles, Dragonfly and of course Gilly. flowers.

Wishing everyone a pleasant day, whatever your plans..

Nannytopsy Wed 13-Nov-19 07:27:22

Good morning Mick and all who follow. Lots of trips, Christmas events and granny duties - it all sounds pretty busy in GN world today. We are having extra kitchen cupboards fitted and are at the total mess stage at the moment. I get to meet one of our new GPS today, to renew prescriptions. I hope they are in stock!
Good days to all, thinking of the Gillybobs.

Marydoll Wed 13-Nov-19 07:28:08

For Grammaretto, who always finds time to send good wishes to others. flowers

NfkDumpling Wed 13-Nov-19 07:29:05

Morning All

A lovely still autumn day with a clear sky here in Norfolk - but it started off like that yesterday and then went rapidly downhill.

Friends coming for lunch so I’ll need to clear up a bit or they’ll have nowhere to sit.

I’ve just put an experimental load of dirty dishes saved from last night through my new dishwasher. Now going to see if its done its job.

Love to the Gillybobs and all those who’re suffering for whatever reason. And there seems to be so many reasons at present, it must be the influence of world weather going haywire.

Susan56 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:29:56

Good morning from Stafford where we are staying at our daughters to look after our DGS today.Hoping it stays dry so we can take him to the park for a run around.We are looking after him all day which is the longest time he has been apart from mum and dad as they plan their work hours so one of them always looks after him.
Sending special thoughts to grammaretto,harrigran and anyone else with worries or troubles.Also to cornergran,Mr C,Marydoll,dragonfly,Lins and anyone else unwell.
Thinking of gilly,Sending love and prayers.x

NfkDumpling Wed 13-Nov-19 07:30:22

Love that picture Marydoll!

Mapleleaf Wed 13-Nov-19 07:45:18

Good morning,

It's a grey but dry morning here today, and no rain is forecast, either, which will be welcome news to the flood victims in the surrounding areas.

Your new hairstyle sounds very chic, Marydoll. It's nice to have a change.

Hope you enjoy your outing mick, it sounds very nice. With luck, your alarm will be all done on your return.

Sorry to hear you've received bad news, Grammaretto 💐.

I had a lovely meet up yesterday with a friend I haven't seen for some time. It was lovely to see her and catch up with all her news.

Thoughts, as always to gilly and hoping that she soon has good news to share.

Hope today is kind to us all.

Lins1066 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:46:58

Good morning from the S Welsh coast.
It is dry, chilly and some blue sky visible.
You are very good to your friend Ginny, I'm sure she's very grateful.
Enjoy your coach trip Mick.
I love your " tongue in cheek" posts Marydoll.
DH went over our son's yesterday morning at 7.30 to remove sockets and disconnect cables so that the carpenter could start assembling new kitchen units. His electrician was ill, so Dad to the rescue.

Enjoy the day with your grandson Susan.
Hope everyone has the best day they can.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:51:38

Goodmorning from an overcast Nanyuki (Kenya).

Son has had to go into work today so we along with our DIL are walking into the village where there is a lovely man who carves animals so the GC will all have a little animal from Africa in their stockings this year.

My thoughts are with the gillybobs and all who are struggling.

Yiayia4 Wed 13-Nov-19 07:51:57

Morning all, nice and bright here but cold.
DH has a lung function test today and is feeling very apprehensive! but he gets the results on Friday so not too long to wait.Bit of shopping for me and housework.
Your hair sounds fab Marydoll,love to Gilly and best wishes to you all for a good Wednesday.

harrigran Wed 13-Nov-19 08:15:49

Good morning from a cold and frosty NE.
DH left at 6.30 to take GD to school, I am surprised I did not hear him scraping the windscreen.
I have a day of tidying and sorting and then DH and I will collect GD from school this evening.
Things are improving at chez harri and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Daily hug for gillybob and a one for Grammaretto.

dragonfly46 Wed 13-Nov-19 08:17:54

Good morning from a dry almost sunny Leicestershire. Blood test this morning so will treat DH to a coffee afterwards.

Always guaranteed an early morning smile from Marydoll’s posts, thank you.

Enjoy your lunch Mick.

Sending hugs to Grammaretto and Harrigan.
Thinking of you Gilly and hoping no news is good news.

oldgaijin Wed 13-Nov-19 08:22:21

Good morning from a bright and frosty Aberdeenshire.

Went gallivanting yesterday with a chum to Dunelm and, at last, found lovely lampshades for the ceramic lamp bases that I made ages ago. Now my bedroom is complete.

Today's plans are the usual ramble in the woodies with the mutt, then shall try and draft up a pattern for dog coats as he gets chilly after his clip.

Went to a fascinating talk last night given by a man who has spent most of his life working in the Antarctic and he showed wonderful pictures of wildlife.

Have a good day everyone.

Nannytopsy Wed 13-Nov-19 08:23:35

Morning Harrigran - so glad to see a few positive vibes in there. 💐

BlueSapphire Wed 13-Nov-19 08:24:37

Good morning all from a dry and clear Northampton, but feeling extremely chilly. I am sitting here with the hood up on my dressing gown!

Clean the bathrooms this morning, then a health walk after lunch again if it doesn't rain. Just done the Sainsbury's order including ingredients for the Christmas puddings which I hope to make on Saturday.

Best wishes to all with worries.

Your day sounds great Mick, hope it goes well.

Nannylovesshopping Wed 13-Nov-19 08:31:20

Gillybob thinking of you, try and take care of you💐

Grammaretto Wed 13-Nov-19 08:37:45

Marydoll you have made me smile .grin
I wish I could get to the Christmas meetup and see you in your leathers with mia farrow hair!
Thanks for the good wishes folks. It's a big worry but not a tragedy.

vena11 Wed 13-Nov-19 08:37:59

Good morning from a beautiful morning in Bristol the sun is shining on the river and the tree with their tints reflecting on it is lovely.
Enjoy your day out Mick.
Marydoll its great to have a change of hairstyle don't fancy the leather trousers though smile a bit hard to get on and off I believe.
Nothing much on today just an afternoon pick from school for the DGC.
I hope all who are feeling anxious with worries have a peaceful day.

Brunette10 Wed 13-Nov-19 08:43:00

A belated Good Morning from a beautiful frosty very cold Fife. I cannot believe DH had to waken me this morning only 10 minutes ago, feel as if Ive been drugged. No I def haven't though, I was just enjoying a lovely sleep. Never felt like this for such very long time. However we are off out later this morning for a brunch at a lovely farm outlet only a few miles away. It's a beautiful place to go to and more so on a picturesque day like today. A lot of people have worries today so you know I'm thinking of you Keep your chin up. For those out and about enjoy your day.

Sprout Wed 13-Nov-19 08:44:40

Morning Mick and all. That sounds great Mick have a great time. We'll it's very cold for everyone heating full on this morning. Quiet day bit housework in order. Have a good day everyone and keep warm.

Anniebach Wed 13-Nov-19 08:53:21

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

DoraMarr Wed 13-Nov-19 08:57:14

Good morning from a bright and sunny Birmingham. Arts Society meeting this morning, then I am going shopping with my eldest daughter and her new baby- one week old yesterday. It’s my daughter’s idea- she feels a bit housebound after her op. We will take it easy.
Marydoll so pleased you like your new hair! I do enjoy reading your posts, you are so upbeat despite your health problems. Go for the trousers- some Doc Martins too!

Alygran Wed 13-Nov-19 09:01:19

Good morning from sunny North Yorkshire. It looks like there has been a touch of frost.
Empty diary today so time to tackle the garden and lift the dahlias and do some more tidying up. Hopefully the green bin will get emptied this morning and I can fill it up again.
Marydoll thank you for making me smile. Love your post.
Thinking of all those with troubles.
Have a good day everyone.

NanKate Wed 13-Nov-19 09:09:32

That was the best laugh of the day Mary only it triggered my dry eye condition which in fact is the complete opposite and makes my eyes drip, not a pretty sight. 😢

Yes NannyJ everything is girded. Hopefully you are right Kitty and this time won’t include an ambulance trip with the little one.

Urmstongran Wed 13-Nov-19 09:13:30

Good morning everyone from a beautifully sunny Malaga. We had 29°c yesterday and went for a long stroll - we were out just walking along the paseo for 4 hours - with stops for fresh orange, coffee and cola. No wine but I was tempted seeing all the holidaymakers in their shorts enjoying beers and wines in the sun!

I too slept like a log Beechnut so tired in a good way I went to bed early and slept in late - over 10 hours!!

Love your photo Marydoll!

I bought a blue bikini yesterday and I think my diet is working - what do you think?

I’ve been reading these posts and remembering some of your ages! It’s nice to have a bit more info. about each other I think.

Best wishes to all with worries and health issues today. I keep hoping to see a post from gillybob with some good news.

Hope Wednesday is good to us all whether we have plans or none. x

Callistemon Wed 13-Nov-19 09:17:31

Good morning Mick and everyone from a sunny South Wales.
Your lunch with music sounds great, enjoy the day.

I'll have to pop into town briefly then to craft this afternoon and I'm wondering what bit of craft to take to mess up this afternoon (too much chat, not enough concentration).

Thinking of the gillybobs and anyone else who is having difficulties at the moment

EllanVannin Wed 13-Nov-19 09:31:47

Good Morning All x
Damp and dull here on the Mersey coast.

I haven't been on the laptop much because it's really off-putting when it can't remember the site I was last on. I've only had it for 5 months and it's driving me mad. It'll be going back as it's still under guarantee.
I have to continue logging in to every site all the time-----it nearly went in the bin yesterday !!

I'm also worrying about my D in Sydney where the fires are too close for comfort and I have a feeling the family will have to evacuate. Houses near them are all pink with fire-retardant which is dropped from a plane but if it's going to stop a catastrophe then so be it. It's heartbreaking because the area isn't the same, burnt and scorched. D is devastated.

Between both my families, it's not the best of times and I feel utterly helpless.

I've been thinking of the Gillybob's too and hoping there are signs of improvement. xx Another family where Christmas is the last thing on their minds.

Apologies for the misery but that's how things are at the minute.
Hoping everyone else is alright.

Callistemon Wed 13-Nov-19 09:37:03

I hope your family stays safe, EllanVannin it is very worrying.
We were in Queensland not long ago and there were fires around us and further south in NSW. Areas were scorched but some was due to backburning which stops it spreading and the smell of smoke was always in the air.

Urmstongran Wed 13-Nov-19 09:45:43

EV 💐 for you. You have so many worries at present. ‘This too will pass’.

dragonfly46 Wed 13-Nov-19 10:00:53

I know how you feel Ellanvannin my daughter's inlaws are also surrounded by the fires. They say the air is constantly orange.

Janiepops Wed 13-Nov-19 11:08:04

Hilarious Marydoll! I love my short hair now, it’s liberating isn’t it!

vena11 Wed 13-Nov-19 11:32:28

Love the photo urmstongrangrin

Jaqui1 Wed 13-Nov-19 11:38:12

Enjoying the posts. It is bright and sunny - but cold - in Hertfordshire .. I had a busy weekend organising my husband's 70th birthday which I began planning way back in January it being that hard to get a date from sons and families and many conversations on the WhatsApp group I set up just trying to pin them down. Ended up finally with a birthday family brunch hosted by one son, an indoor skydiving experience organised by me and a meal ... me ... sweatshirt with all the grandkids names on the back ... and a day out at The Shard, Borough Market and lunch with son. I am done, relieved it's over and just chilling before afternoon walk with dog.

EvieJ Wed 13-Nov-19 12:38:30

Good morning all
I'm very new to this sites it would be nice if someone could reply so i know i'm on line

I live in South London and woke up to beautiful sunshine, little nippy but nothing to worry about

Enjoy your lunch Mick, sounds such lovely day

blossom14 Wed 13-Nov-19 12:47:22

Yes, you are on Evie. I don't usually post on this thread but pleased to have a bright dry day as roofers are up doing repairs on my flat roof after a bit of a wait

Urmstongran Wed 13-Nov-19 12:53:30

Hi there EvieJ

Thank venal1

Auntieflo Wed 13-Nov-19 13:04:01

Well, not good morning, but good afternoon, to one and all.

I also had a hair cut this morning * Marydoll*, but the elfin look for me was a long time ago. ☺️ and I had to drive the car for the first time for 6 weeks.

Hoping Gillybob is alright during this worrying time, and that no news is good news.

Have a good day one and all.

Rufus2 Thu 14-Nov-19 07:48:36

I bought a blue bikini yesterday and I think my diet is working - what do you think?
Urmstongran; Not a bad photo, but I can't see the colour of your eyes! Do they match the colour of your outfit? I assume they are also a matching pair! grin
And a poster recently asked why men frequent these forums! confused Who's she kidding!?
Thank you for your supporting material and don't be shy about showing more! shock
King Rufus2