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12Michael Sun 08-Dec-19 06:12:02

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dark, wet and windy the only way to describe the weather this morning here in Brackley .
Yesterday I did my usual trip by bus to Bicester and Buckingham .
Today , I have prepared a pork curry in the slow cooker , and should get 2 days of meals from it.
Plus get back up to scratch after the break I had.
Mick

Grammaretto Sun 08-Dec-19 06:57:24

Good morning Mick and all who follow, from the Scottish Borders. I can't hear the rain but it will be wet after yesterday.
I shall have a slow start but another afternoon on our craft stall.
I am part of a community group who are building an indoor market. It is beginning to look real.
Sending best wishes to all those suffering from illness and worries.

dragonfly46 Sun 08-Dec-19 07:03:28

Good morning from Leicestershire, not looked out but the forecast is wind and rain.

Wrapping presents today, not much else on.

Hope Marydoll has recovered and love to Gilly.

BlueSapphire Sun 08-Dec-19 07:05:38

Good morning Mick and all. Wet and windy here too in Northampton. Pork curry sounds good! I made a chicken curry in my slow cooker on Friday and got three meals out of it; two are now in the freezer. Roast chicken leg for me tonight.

Up early at 5am this morning as I could not sleep! And then will be out early for an 11am screening of Les Miserables at the cinema; love the music and am really looking forward to it. Then I shall have a look around town before heading home. Hoping to get some Christmas stamps.

Hoping the day goes well for all

Susan56 Sun 08-Dec-19 07:13:27

Good morning from Shropshire.Not looked out yet but sounds wet and windy!
We had a lovely day yesterday watching the children in their nativity then out for lunch.
Today I am doing a locum day in the pharmacy.I am leaving DH to wrap the presents.Have laid everything out with the correct gift tag on top of each present so 🤞🏻everyone ends up with the right gift🤣
Sending good wishes to all under the weather and all those with worries.
Love,thoughts and prayers to you and your dear husband gilly.x

kittylester Sun 08-Dec-19 07:21:20

Morning all from North Leicestershire where, as dragonfly says we are forecast wind and rain although it is quite quiet out there at the moment.

My main job today is to wash our supply of wine glasses which are going out on loan. I'm baffled by how a closed box of 24 wine glasses can get so filthy in the back of the wardrobe!confused

Lamb tagine, rice and salad for dinner!

Hope things are still improving for gilly

Nanabanana1 Sun 08-Dec-19 07:29:04

Good morning from a very damp Torbay, had grandchildren with me this weekend and they will be going home today.
We decorated the Christmas tree yesterday so a little more decorating the house in general today, not too much though as I don’t want it to look like Father Christmas grotto 😱

mancgirl Sun 08-Dec-19 07:30:20

Morning all from Spain. Only just about light, another nice day forecast. Lovely day yesterday, had a successful trip to the market, buying a "designer" bag for €15 and we got the right score at the Manchester derby! Not sure if you will agree with that Urmstongran! Meeting with friends today for our Christmas lunch as we won't be here for the actual day. Wishing you all a good day. flowers forGilly

oldgaijin Sun 08-Dec-19 07:44:07

Good morning from a pitch black Aberdeenshire...even the crows aren't up yet.

Another night of weird dreams thanks to dihydrocodeine. The pain of diverticulitis is under control, at last.

Had a great long walk with the mutt yesterday, round his favourite woods where he found the largest patch of mud to play in, so it was bath time when we came home. I also trimmed his eyebrows and he doesn't look quite so like Harold Macmillan!,

I found an ancient duck breast, ditto cherries, at the bottom of the freezer, so shall make a 'posh tea' tonight.

Have a great day and be good.

NanKate Sun 08-Dec-19 07:46:34

Morning Mick and All.

Mild and cloudy in South Bucks.

Steak pie, gravy and a mix of veg for us today.

Lots of pre-Xmas jobs to do, need to get myself sorted. Maybe a To Do list would help. ✍️🗒

💐 The Gillbobs in my thoughts.

Hope you are recovered Mary.

Greyduster Sun 08-Dec-19 07:49:41

Good morning, Michael and all GNs. Dry at the mo in South Yorkshire but it’s going to be windy, and possibly wet later. Family are gathering for a pre Christmas lunch today so an extra leaf in the table and much dashing about the kitchen for me, starting shortly. But first, coffee and a biscuit......
Have a good day folks.

Brunette10 Sun 08-Dec-19 07:54:19

Good Morning to all and to those who follow. It's absolutely teaming down with rain and very windy too, needless to say our day out with family to the city is off today. Disappointed but can't be helped. . Not sure what the day will bring now. Everyone seems busy today despite weather. Sending best wishes to those feeling under par. Hope today is good to everyone.

Beechnut Sun 08-Dec-19 07:55:09

Good Morning everyone from a damp and cloudy Severnside.

You are all doing lovely such lovely sounding meals today....I don’t know who’s door to turn up to 😂

My decorations are up. I just have to put some bells on a fabric tree I made in my craft class last year and make an arrangement for the front doorstep.

I hope you all enjoy your Sunday whatever you do 💐🎄

ninathenana Sun 08-Dec-19 07:57:04

Good morning from Kent where the wind and rain arrived last night.
I've been up for hours, I did manage to doss in the chair for a while.
Sad news yesterday, a neighbour who was found on the floor at home Friday evening sadly died. She was only in her 60s.
I may wrap the presents today. Yes I've bought them all <smug emoji>
Thinking of those who have troubles or are poorly.

DoraMarr Sun 08-Dec-19 07:59:07

Good morning from Birmingham, where it is slightly damp, but with a bright sky to the West. I had a nice evening with friends last night, and will meet for coffee this morning, and a tour of the craft market at the Arts Centre here. I’m hoping to buy gifts for my adult children there. I like to buy from local artists and craftspeople. Later I will go to my partner for an evening of binge-watching. I don’t watch tv at home, so it’s a nice evening.

Esther1 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:01:21

Grey and drizzly in leafy Surrey. We have tickets to take gd on a steam train to see Santa, along with dd and sil but the poor little thing has been so unwell all week and just won’t be up to an outing. Such a shame, and she won’t be going to school tomorrow either so I will have her here tucked up on the sofa as her mummy and daddy have work to go to.

Mythbirtthedragon Sun 08-Dec-19 08:08:23

Good morning from east London, it has been wet and windy like elsewhere but weather is having a time out at the moment. Choir concert went very well last night and had a lovely meal with DD and DP after.(this is a link to 8 mins of concert highlights but not sure if it will work vimeo.com/378040931 ).
Back to cleaning and sorting today, then off to the panto with DG and DD. Hope you have the best day you can.

Urmstongran Sun 08-Dec-19 08:08:59

Good morning everyone from Malaga where the sun’s up!

Yes Man. Utd for my husband too mancgirl! I’m not bothered about football but he was delighted with the result said they deserved an even higher score.

He is off to watch the Celtic -v- Rangers final at 4pm (here) with his Glaswegian friends so I’ve arranged to meet up with the two lovely ladies on our balcony. We will go for a G&T then over the road to a Chinese restaurant we all like.

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

Special good wishes as always to the gillybobs and dragonfly. Plus EV who has a lot to contend with right now.

Nannytopsy Sun 08-Dec-19 08:13:19

Good morning Mick and all! Windy but bright in our part of Suffolk but there are lots of heavy clouds racing by. A successful shopping day yesterday and DGS’s lovely carol service.
Church then time to get busy - Christmas puddings, cards, presents, ironing and still have lots of boxes to unpack.
Hope everyone has a good day

Alygran Sun 08-Dec-19 08:13:20

Good morning everyone from North Yorkshire. Dry and bright so far but very windy.
Church this morning then a quick dash to M and S for a parcel and a bit of food shopping. Then home to finish the cards. Steak and salad for dinner tonight.
Wishing you all a good day especially those with struggles.

Sar53 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:19:17

Good morning everyone from a damp and windy Leamington Spa. DD1 and I took the DGD's to a Cristingle service at a local church yesterday afternoon, eldest granddaughter was singing in the choir. It was packed and a lovely service for all the children, they all enjoyed making their candles.
This morning some of us are off to a Victorian Market in Stratford and this afternoon it will be tree decorating. Tomorrow I go home.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

Curlywhirly Sun 08-Dec-19 08:28:10

Good Morning from a dull, dry Cheshire. Promised to have our 1 year old DGS overnight, to give his Mum and Dad a rest. When he was being dropped off, our 5 year old DGD came too (to look at our Christmas Tree!) and asked if she could sleep as well. So we ended up with both of them. Had a disturbed night as GS lost his dummy a couple of times. Then at 5.00am the dog started crying to go outside! So then had to put baby in bed with me and managed to get him to sleep in until 7.00am. His sister then woke up. So we are all on sofa watching children's tv. Himself, is oblivious, still fast asleep, it's no wonder he keeps offering to have the children stay, as he seems to sleep through all the disturbances!

Yiayia4 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:28:34

Morning all windy but dry here.
Taking youngest DGS to see the reindeers at our local garden centre,they have them every year and the children get to feed them.
Cooking calfs liver with bacon and onion for dinner.
Hope you all have a pleasant Sunday.

Marydoll Sun 08-Dec-19 08:29:12

Good morning all from a wet and wild Glasgow.

A very restless night, still suffering from the change in time zone. I feel as if I'm living in another dimension. 😵🥴
So I got up, made a batch of scones and a sultana cake and will take some to church for some elderly (not me) parishoners, as a wee treat.
I haven't been well enough to go for weeks, so it will be good to catch up with everyone.

Despite not wanting to go to my course yesterday, I had a great time, I met two school friends from fifty years ago. One, I just didn't recognise, but she recognised me right away by my loud, bossy voice. grin.

Love to Gilly and hope things are improving for EV. 💐

GrannyGravy13 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:34:31

Good morning Mick and all x

Grey and breezy here in S E Essex.

I intend to have a lazy day, Mr Gravy and I are going out for a late breakfast then I shall read by the fire until I have to cook dinner (roast pork with all the trimmings)

Keep safe and have a good Sunday

gillybobs I hope you have been able to get some rest and that your dear man is calmer

Lins1066 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:44:46

Good morning Mick and all.
It is very windy, but dry here in South Wales. We have a yellow warning for wind from 3 pm and most of the Christmas Fayres and markets have been cancelled, such a shame.
Hope everyone will have a good Sunday.

NannyJan53 Sun 08-Dec-19 08:48:51

Good Morning from a bright Black Country, although it lokks a little windy.

My partner is off on a bike ride shortly with the club he recently joined. It is a Christmas ride, so he has fairy lights on the bike and a Christmas hat over his bike hat! They are stopping off at a local pub for a buffet lunch. I will walk over and join him there.

My DD's school has started a crowd funding page to raise money to rebuild their forest school. Which was burnt down by vandals. Within 24 hours it had raised just over £1000! As DD says, there are more good than bad people in the world.

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pud for us tonight.

Your video worked Mythbirththedragon lovely!

Hoping all is continuing to progress well with your dear DH gilly Thinking too of EV and anyone else with worries and health problems.

NfkDumpling Sun 08-Dec-19 08:51:46

Morning All

Grey and breezy here in Norfolk too. But there are fleeting glimpses of sky.

We need to take the cover off our little boat today to check she’s not full of water. (Sounds silly when she’s up on the bank, but the rainwater fills her up surprisingly quickly if the boatyard didn’t get the cover on soon enough). Hopefully the cover won’t take off while DH is under it!

May today be the day that Mr G snaps out of his nightmare and comes back.

Pantglas2 Sun 08-Dec-19 09:00:13

Morning everyone from a dry, grey and very windy north Wales where I’m enjoying the chamberpot of tea in bed!

You’re all having some delicious meals - roast beef, pork curry, lamb tagine......yum! It’s roast chicken for us later which I only do half a dozen times a year, so bit of a treat really and I’m making mince pies (once I shift myself) so will rustle up an apple pie for pud!

Hope good news is coming for those with worries x

NfkDumpling Sun 08-Dec-19 09:00:15

Thanks for drawing my attention to Mythbirtthedragon’s video NannyJ. It’s lovely *Mythbirt and so nice to see some boys in a choir.

Anniebach Sun 08-Dec-19 09:02:46

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

Ginny42 Sun 08-Dec-19 09:08:04

Good morning Mick and everyone. Today is bright and sunny in Cheshire and the trees are not stirring atm.

I was hesitating writing about my day as I seem to be spending a lot of time with friends who are struggling at the moment. I'm glad I'm well enough to be able to do these things however. I bought a radio for the friend who was admitted to a care home on Friday as she was in a totally empty room and looked so pathetic sitting there. I'm going to call at her house and get a small TV and some books.

This afternoon I'm spending time with another friend whose husband has been admitted into care as his dementia has worsened dramatically.

I will immerse myself in some nice music and start my new novel when I get home. Then finish writing the Christmas cards and tomorrow I'm getting the tree down from the loft.
I must have the house looking festive when my DGS arrives for Christmas.

I know Gilly and dragonfly have worse worries than mine, so sending warm wishes to them and to all who are worried or unwell. Otherwise, have a good day.

Grammaretto Sun 08-Dec-19 09:12:53

I have been enjoying your video mybirthedragon it's beautiful.

love0c Sun 08-Dec-19 09:16:03

Happy Sunday Morning from a Sunny/cloudy/windy/rainy!! West Yorkshire. Going in our local park to walk our son's dog. The dog is going back home today as our son is back from holiday. Then some Christmas card writing and clean the house after our four legged visitor. Love her but it is hard keeping the house clean. At least we have not had rain this week. Enjoy your day everyone!

conor Sun 08-Dec-19 09:26:26

Good morning from a sunny Essex but strong winds forecast for later! Managed a shop yesterday and bought even more Xmas things. I've forgotten what I've got now so will have to sort it all today. Xmas tree up last night so will finish the decorations today, have 4 boxes to sort throughsmile Hope everyone has a good day xxx

Urmstongran Sun 08-Dec-19 09:28:24

You are such a caring friend Ginny and I’m sure you only hesitate because you don’t want to sound as though you’re blowing your own bugle.

Well I think it needs blowing! You are so kind.
🎺 🎺

It’s good that you’re finding time amongst your good deeds to relax and do something nice for YOU.
😊

harrigran Sun 08-Dec-19 09:31:47

Good morning from a bright but very windy NE. It was a very noisy night.
DS and GD1 are visiting this afternoon after Christmas shopping so warming mince and dumplings are on the menu.
Put the Christmas tree up, DH put the lights on and I did the artistic stuff.
Decided to go shopping while Strictly was on, a good move, shop was empty and we got a very good deal on pink Champagne. It was a good price anyway but they had a 25% discount if you bought 6.
Thinking of the gillybobs and hoping progress is being made.

vena11 Sun 08-Dec-19 09:45:20

Good morning from a dry Bristol a bit windy and more to come I believe.
Not much on the cards for me today, we had a lovely walk around town yesterday to see the Christmas market, it was so busy we could hardly move, traffic was busy as there were hundreds of motor bikers going around town dressed as Santa Claus for charity.
I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday and as always thoughts for Gillybob

Mapleleaf Sun 08-Dec-19 17:03:48

Good afternoon,

I’m late posting as we’ve been away over night and just got back in the last hour. We had a lovely trip on a North Yorkshire Moors steam train which has been decorated on the outside with different coloured lights, they’ve called it “The Northern Lights”. As we passed through the countryside, the woodlands looked so pretty illuminated by the lights from the train, and there were little scenes set out along the route for the children to look out for. All very pretty. The trip was a surprise to me from my DH, and has started Christmas off nicely. Today we drove into Whitby and had a look at the shops and bought a few last minute Christmas gifts. We decided against a walk along the prom as it was a tad breezy!
When we got home and I checked my emails there was one from my brother announcing the arrival of his first grandchild, so that is the icing on the cake for us!

Hope you’ve all had a decent day. Some of those dinners sound scrumptious. I’ll be making spaghetti bolognese later for us - something quick to prepare.

Thinking of gilly and her DH.

Batten down the hatches, everyone, as it sounds as if we are in for a stormy night.

hulahoop Sun 08-Dec-19 17:55:24

I don't always get on my iPad so don't often join in morning greetings but can I say good evening from a patchy rain west Yorks we have had a lazy day we have just eaten a warming beef stew hope you all have had good days