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12Michael Fri 28-Feb-20 06:09:11

Good Morning Everyone,
Its a dark, but a dry start here in Brackley this morning, was expecting to see rain or other in Brackley if forecast was right>
Today, small shop then see how day goes , may take a bus ride unsure at the moment or watch cycling on TV this morning.
Mick

Bellasnana Fri 28-Feb-20 06:44:03

Good morning from Rome where the sun is shining and it looks like it will be a nice day.

DD3 and I have had a lovely few days in Italy, we fly back to Malta this evening so still have the day to do a bit of sightseeing. Only downside is a massive blister on the ball of my foot which is extremely painful and making walking rather difficult.

Wishing everyone a good day, especially those of you who have troubles. sunshine

Grammaretto Fri 28-Feb-20 06:55:26

Good morning all from the Scottish Borders. Most of the snow has melted now but what's left has frozen so it'll be treacherous on the pavements.
Yoga this morning.
The joiner is coming at 8.30 to put up new curtain rails. I had better get up.
Have a good day everyone.

Urmstongran Fri 28-Feb-20 06:56:36

Morning Mick and Bellasnonna and all to follow. It’s dry here in South Manchester too. Kettle’s on and Himself is snoozing.

I’m meeting two of my friends from book club for lunch + wine today. It may well stretch into the afternoon!

Thinking of dragonfly gillybob and Marydoll today.

Oh and Molly the new border collie puppy! When does she start her training Mommawolf - does she just copy the older dog?

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

Urmstongran Fri 28-Feb-20 06:57:10

X posts morning tonyou Grammaretto!

Brunette10 Fri 28-Feb-20 07:05:15

Good Morning to all and to those who follow. A tad frosty here in Fife and no wind. Looks quite peaceful for the moment. Have DGS's today however DGS1 has been very sick with the 'sick bug' so won't be going to nursery. He wasn't well at all yesterday so here's hoping he's brighter today. Friday again, just don't know where the week goes. Thinking of everyone with ailments, worries and anxieties, it's never easy. Hope today is good for everyone

Beechnut Fri 28-Feb-20 07:06:18

Good Morning everyone. It’s wet this morning with more to come over the weekend.

Yesterday was a craft day and was very enjoyable. Afterwards I went to visit an old friend.

Shopping to be done at some point today and that’s about it.

Hope you all have a good day 🌸

nonnasusie Fri 28-Feb-20 07:14:32

Good morning from a grey and damp Cassino. I hope the sun in Rome reaches us soon. Shopping today but not much else planned.
I hope all who are under the weather for one reason or another feel better soon.

Gingster Fri 28-Feb-20 07:16:30

Good morning all.very cold today and the forecast isn’t good. Rambling today with a group of 12 pals. I think we will get soaked but hey ho ! Might have to cut the walk short and head straight to the pub for drinks before our lunch. Daffs are coming out at last in our garden and my amaryllis is about to bloom. Had it for Xmas , so it’s taken its time growing. Thoughts to all and have a gentle day.

Curlywhirly Fri 28-Feb-20 07:17:52

Good morming from a surprisingly dry Cheshire. Am off on a spa day today with my friend - it was a Christmas gift from Himself - a treatment (I have chosen a back massage) and then a meal. So a nice relaxing day for me! Hope Marydoll, the Gillybobs and Dragonfly and all the others who are struggling, have a better day today. Take care.

Marydoll Fri 28-Feb-20 07:26:04

Good morning all from a very cold Glasgow, its 3°, but feels so much colder.

Not venturing out today, as I have now a hacking cough, (where on earth has that come from?), so I will try and catch up on bits and pieces today. I still haven't sorted the coatigan! grin

We have DGD for an extra visit today, to let her mum and dad go out for dinner. For the first time ever, I have said she cannot have a sleepover, I don't think I can manage it. I feel I'm a terrible gran, as she was quite upset when I told her. sad.
DH will take her home tonight to her own house and pick up her parents from the station on the way.

Dragonfly, I was so sorry to read in the Kitchen that your chemo has caused even more problems, mine pale into insignificance compared to yours.
Hoping that Gilly and Mr G have a better day today.
Scentia, it sounded as if you had a positive visit with your GP yesterday.
I know I will have forgotten someone, so sending hugs to all the sick bay patients and those with worries. flowers.

Auntieflo, I made chelsea buns using the hot cross bun yesterday, with great success. My Kitchen Aid has earned it's money over and over again. Just married and skint, I used to do it all by hand, it took ages, now I just throw all the ingredients in the bowl.
I roped DH in to do the rolling of the dough, as my feeble efforts weren't having much impact on things! I made 20, I would have sent you all one, but there are none left! My children could smell them as they came in the door, so they all left with goodie bags.

Have the best day you can, goodmorningers.

dragonfly46 Fri 28-Feb-20 07:27:19

Good morning from a dry Leicestershire.

Penultimate chemo today. I may also have a scan as the oncology suspects I may have a clot on the lung. Apparently it is quite common.
DH’s blood letting and the trips on the bus worked well yesterday and he even had time to visit the oncologist with me first as he saw me early.

Good wishes to * Marydoll* and Gilly.

Marydoll Fri 28-Feb-20 07:28:29

Bellasnana, I meant to say I'm so envious of you being in Rome. It's my favourite place to be.
That's a pity about your foot, just use the buses to get about or sit and people watch, my favourite pastime! smile.

kittylester Fri 28-Feb-20 07:37:58

Morning all from a dry North Leicestershire.

Lots of bitting and bobbing today. I have to collect my medication, change a couple of sweaters, ring the decorator with our final colour choices for the lounge shock and try to sort out the spare bedroom.

Thinking of everyone with issues of any sort especially Marydoll, gilly and dragonfly.

Mommawolf Fri 28-Feb-20 07:38:10

Goodmorning all from a cold and frosty norfolk, very slippery outside. Just walked the big dogs through the orchard there are buds on the plum trees, the whole garden is just waiting for some warmth. Molly will begin her training at about six months URMSTONGRAN she will be introduced to the livestock slowly then we like to start with sheep in an enclosure to judge her speed she will learn basic commands by watching the other dogs then run with them. It takes a while as they get tired quickly at first. When she is fast enough to outrun the sheep she can be worked with the flock with Nana and Maggie showing her the ropes. Every dog is different they learn at their own pace. Hope you all have a good day and that all who are suffering find some relief today. Spring must be out there somewhere.

cornergran Fri 28-Feb-20 07:49:35

Morning Mick, morning All from a grey and very wet corner of Somerset, we’ve wild weather to come for a few days again. Some envy here of a cold and frosty start to the day, less envy of the slippery surfaces. Admin and a quick trip for a basic food shop for me today. Take care of yourselves dragonfly and marydoll, thinking of gilly and her husband. A wish for a better day for anyone with struggles and a hope Friday will be kind to us all.

GrannySomerset Fri 28-Feb-20 07:54:15

Grey and damp in our part of North Somerset but have a nicely social day to look forward to. Coffee with friends, out to tea and then DS and fiancée overnight with wedding plans to discuss. A very good way to celebrate a birthday.

So sorry to read of the continuing struggles of Marydoll and Dragonfly and hoping for better news from Gillybob when she checks in. Best wishes to them and everyone dealing with poor health and other worries. At least this most miserable of months is almost over.

Must get showered and ready for the man coming to service the boiler or he will get an unpleasant shock!

NannyJan53 Fri 28-Feb-20 07:55:41

Good morning from a very rainy Black Country!

I am not going on my Friday morning health walk, so will go to the gym instead. Then housework, and phone my friend to see if she would like to go out to lunch. We have known each other since we were 18, and now live less than 10 minutes walk from each other.

Homemade curry tonight.

Best wishes to gilly Dragonfly Marydoll and anyone feeling down or struggling with health issues.

Scentia Fri 28-Feb-20 08:02:02

Good Morning all from East Staffordshire, a lovely fresh morning out there, rain has just arrived though at the end of my walk.
Thanks Marydoll you always remember to mention everyone.
I have had a great walk this morning an hour and a half which I couldn’t have managed yesterday. Just shows what a bit of positive mindfulness can do to me!
I was thinking about Mr & Mrs Gilly on my walk and Dragonfly and Marydoll thinking that I haven’t really got much to complain about.xx
I do hope that we can all have the best day possible today. Off for a birthday lunch with my sister she is 59 today and looks so much younger she is so beautiful❤️

DoraMarr Fri 28-Feb-20 08:04:18

Good morning Micheal and everyone. It’s cold, grey and wet here in Birmingham, but no snow or ice. I’m having a quiet-ish day today after a rather unpleasant day yesterday with a recurrence of stomach problems. My daughter will bring my grandson here to play while she and his baby sister go for lunch with a friend. I was planning to collect my grandaughter from nursery this afternoon and bring her back for a sleepover, but will have to see how the day goes. Her mother is recovering from Hand, Foot and Mouth disease, so she won’t be gong out this evening as planned. No, marydoll, you are not a terrible grannie, you must put your own health first, and then there will be lots more sleepovers with your grandaughter. It seems a lot of us are under the weather, so let’s keep warm and busy and have the best day we can.

DoraMarr Fri 28-Feb-20 08:05:11

Forgot to say, I hope the gillybobs had a better night.

Nannytopsy Fri 28-Feb-20 08:06:11

Good morning Mick and all his followers. Grey but dry in Suffolk and there are definite signs of Spring. There is masses of blackthorn blossom, so I am
Making mental notes for sloe picking after the Summer!
Ironing today and errands before we pop down to London tomorrow for a surprise birthday lunch for a good friend.
Hope your treatment isn’t too difficult Dragonfly - you are nearly there. 🌺

Oopsadaisy3 Fri 28-Feb-20 08:08:38

Good morning everyone, off to collect car from it’s service and MOT, when we went up to the garage yesterday it was foggy and snowing, hopefully it’s just raining today.
Starting to wonder what pills we should take for our holiday in a couple of weeks, will our GP allow us to have extra in case we have to be isolated, either whilst on holiday or upon our return ?
children have asked us to cancel, we will decide closer to the date, we both have Asthma and are a bit wheezy at the moment.
Hope everyone has a good day and can stay dry and warm.

Oopsadaisy3 Fri 28-Feb-20 08:11:54

Nannytopsy I picked masses of sloes last year, I went back yesterday and all of the bushes have been ripped out. They were around the edge of the village playing field and it’s so overrun with rabbits ( I counted 35 on Monday morning) that they have decided to clear the undergrowth to try to send them somewhere else.
So no sloes this year, it’s a shame as the bushes were well over 70 years old.

Pantglas2 Fri 28-Feb-20 08:12:11

Morning all from a dry north Wales but it threatens rain later so good job I did two lots of washing yesterday- it’s a battle of wills, me against weather!

I’m having a kitchen clear out/clean up today - determined to get rid of ramekins, bowls, etc that are just cluttering up my small kitchen. Surplus items will be hawked around family, friends and charity shops!

Sorry to hear that you and your husband are both having tough times healthwise dragonfly - I know it’s hard with just one so best wishes for good results all round x. Same to gillybobs who are still waiting for that light at the end of the tunnel x. And flowers to everyone in the sick bay - let’s hope there’s an improvement over the weekend x

Mythbirtthedragon Fri 28-Feb-20 08:23:00

Good morning from east London, dull and dry outside, doesn’t feel too cold. Lovely catch up yesterday with old colleagues and team; enjoyed the ‘crack’ but reinforced I have no regrets about retiring. Southend house visit again today; it’s time to arrange for house clearance. Have a good day.

Greyduster Fri 28-Feb-20 08:25:19

Good morning, Michael and all GNs. Grey and rather dreer in South Yorkshire after yesterday’s lovely sunshine when we had a nice, but cold, afternoon out. But I need a quiet day today; just a bit of food shopping, and DH has a medical appointment this afternoon.
To all with worries and health issues, may the day be kind to you 💐💐.

BladeAnnie Fri 28-Feb-20 08:29:18

Ģood morning from a dull and grey mid-Notts - I think we are due rain later. After all my worry yesterday's work meeting was ok - still unclear what if anything I am still fit to do. I have sainsburys delivery arriving this morning then hopefully out for a coffee with DD and DGD. Wishing everyone a good Friday x

Susan56 Fri 28-Feb-20 08:34:02

Good morning from the Shropshire borders where it is snowing but not sticking🤞🏻
Had a disturbed night.DGD was coughing a lot so I was up and down to her.She said this morning you’re tired grandma and I’m not!Its hard to say no to our grandchildren Mary but it’s tiring having them to stay and you sometimes need to put yourself first💐
I am quite envious that you have made your final paint choice kitty,we are still debating.
Sending good wishes to all with illness and worries.Hope your treatment goes well dragonfly and hope you both had a decent night gilly.x

Alygran Fri 28-Feb-20 08:34:10

Good morning from North Yorkshire. It’s grey and cloudy today.
Had a lovely day at the seaside yesterday and today I’m off to a GN meet up in York. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Out again this evening to a charity quiz in Richmond.
Dragonfly I hope your chemo goes ok today. You are nearly at the end of a tough road and are doing so well.
Mardoll take care of yourself.
Hope today is kind to everyone.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 28-Feb-20 08:51:20

Goodmorning Mick and all x

Grey and damp here in SE Essex, cannot believe we have another named storm -Jorge!!!

Didn't post till late yesterday night as I had our seven week GC all day to give DD a chance to catch up on her sleep.
This morning I have our five month GS till lunchtime so that DIL can take big sister (nearly 3) swimming. Then I shall be collecting the elder GC (10 & 11) from school, they are staying with us till Sunday night as DS and DIL are going to Amsterdam with friends for his 40th!!

So if I am AWOL from this thread for a few days next week I shall be lying down in a dark room!!!!!

Thinking of Marydoll The Gillybobs and dragonfly and any other Goodmorningers in need flowers

conor Fri 28-Feb-20 08:52:32

Good morning from a grey Essex but bursting with happiness as had a new baby granddaughter born yesterday. Will be a lovely addition to our family with two big brothers to look after her. Xxxx

BlueSapphire Fri 28-Feb-20 09:00:53

Good morning everyone from a very wet Northampton, and it is due to rain all day. I shall put my best foot forward though and venture out as there were one or two things in my Sainsbury's delivery yesterday that were not available. The bus stop is only 100 yds from my front door, and drops me two minutes from the store, so not too much of an effort! Shall have a coffee, and maybe cake!

Had surprises yesterday - a delivery of lovely flowers from DD and her husband, and then a neighbour invited me for coffee and cake, and also presented me with a bunch of roses. A card from my brother and a lovely text from my brother-in-law were next - all in memory of my dear DH, who died two years ago yesterday. People are so kind.

Enjoyed my ballet class yesterday, then picked up DGD from school; it was bitterly cold walking home.
No other plans for today, so will try and finish my book.
Best wishes to all.

moggie Fri 28-Feb-20 09:01:16

Good morning Mick & all from wet, grey Nottingham.
Asda delivery & Zumba gold this morning.
Had a lovely meal & few cocktails with DH last night.
Thoughts with all not well or struggling, hope gillybob & DH had a better night.
Have a good day everyone.

Anniebach Fri 28-Feb-20 09:01:25

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

Mommawolf Fri 28-Feb-20 09:01:50

CONGRATULATIONS CONOR it's wonderful to welcome a new generation.

Nannytopsy Fri 28-Feb-20 09:07:31

Congratulations Conor!
What colour did you choose Kitty?
What a shame about the sloes Oopsadaisy - we seem fairly well supplied around the lanes. It just depends how many of us go out picking!

Scentia Fri 28-Feb-20 09:09:46

Congratulations Conor. A beautiful grand daughter. 👶🌹

vena11 Fri 28-Feb-20 09:15:07

Good morning all still raining here whats new.
Going out to lunch today.
dragonfly thinking of you, you are nearly there.
coner congratulation.
I hope everyone has a good day.

Mapleleaf Fri 28-Feb-20 09:17:36

Good morning all,

It's a grey, dull morning today, as greyduster reports - such a contrast to yesterday. Rain/sleet is expected this afternoon which we just don't need!

Marydoll, no, you are not being a bad grandmother - at the moment you need to build up to things gradually. 💐

To all with worries or I'll health, I hope today brings you a little bit of sunshine.

Many congratulations conor on the arrival of your new grand daughter. Lovely news. 😁🥂

Grandmafrench Fri 28-Feb-20 09:20:37

Morning everyone. Fixing the garden gate and cutting a hedge. No wind and sunny which is just the weather to be outside. To all who are suffering ill health or sadness, wishing hard for you that it works out o.k. - and soon. Look forward to Spring everyone, it won't be long now, new sunbeams, new plants and new life. Congratulations to Conor - some very good news for you! Stay safe all. flowers

harrigran Fri 28-Feb-20 09:24:35

Good morning from a cold and overcast NE.
I have an appointment with the practice nurse at lunchtime then I think I will spend the afternoon making soup.
Thinking of the gillybobs. Take care Marydoll.
I can empathise with dragonfly, I was on my very last chemo when I developed a pulmonary embolism and they stopped it and was put on anticoagulants.

lavenderzen Fri 28-Feb-20 09:32:08

Good morning everyone. Cold, wet and the road is blocked! So not sure about shopping today.
Hope you are feeling stronger today Annie. Hope everyone is well. All with worries and illness start to improve.
Congratulations Conor on your new grandchild.
Thinking about all who are struggling.

BladeAnnie Fri 28-Feb-20 09:34:10

Conor - congratulations x

GrannyGravy13 Fri 28-Feb-20 09:46:22

Congratulations Conor a new baby girl, I see lots of cuddles on the horizon smile (I have our five month GS on my lap at the moment he is soundo)

Urmstongran Fri 28-Feb-20 10:03:41

Congratulations conor on the safe arrival of your baby granddaughter! 🎀

I hope some of yesterday’s anxieties have lessened for you this morning Anniebach. x

Auntieflo Fri 28-Feb-20 10:10:32

Good morning Michael, and Annie , here's hoping that you are feeling a bit better today, after yesterday.
Yesterday I continued with my slow clear out of 'stuff'. No doubt I shall collect more, but am really trying not to.
I have nothing planned for today but pottering and deciding what to make for dinner tonight. Yesterday I made fish pie and it was lovely. Bonus was , there was enough to make one for the freezer.
I need to get some of those little 3 pin hooks that bang into a wall, for hanging small pictures. I had 2 on Command hooks, but one fell down, and the wall looks so bare without them to look at. I suppose I shouldn't have put those hooks onto wallpaper, so it was lucky nothing was broken.
Marydoll, your Hot X buns sound so tasty. I just made a tea loaf cake. Super recipe and never seems to fail.
Sorry to hear that you are having problems Dragonfly. You are so uncomplaining of your treatment.
Gillybob, sending all best wishes to you and Mr G.
Well, enough waffling on, must get my act together and get on.
Have a good day one and all.

Funnygran Fri 28-Feb-20 10:45:13

Good morning from South Yorkshire where the snow is coming down thick and fast. I don’t think it’s going to settle as the ground is wet but it’s so cold outside and DH has done the morning dog walk. Reading about people clearing and sorting stuff, it’s exactly what I am doing. We’re decorating and had to empty a cupboard to move it and I’m amazed how much has accumulated over the years. I’ve decided to be ruthless - kids have taken some glasses and vases and the rest is in bags to go to our hospice shop. If I don’t take it soon I will be changing my mind and putting things back in the cupboard!

Applegran Fri 28-Feb-20 10:46:39

Good morning from a very wet north Somerset. I had thought of going to the Greta Thunberg rally and march in Bristol today - but the weather and the huge numbers of people expected have put me off. I will do what I can for the environment - maybe my not marching will not matter.

Ginny42 Fri 28-Feb-20 10:47:03

Very late good morning from a very wet Cheshire as I've been dealing with 'issues'. A demand for payment from the Council to my poorly friend which I made on her behalf weeks ago, but no sorry from the other end! Just said, 'I can confirm the account is clear'. Grrrr! Then placed an Ocado order so I don't have to go over to her today in this rain/sleet.

Got an appointment with the GP to try to find why my hair is falling out, but other than that, just staying in the warmth of home. I have minutes of a meeting to write up and an item for a newsletter.

Many good wishes to all who are unwell or coping with treatments. Special wishes to MrG and Gilly, Dragonfly and Marydoll and Anniebach. Take good care of yourselves. flowers

Whatever you may have planned for the day, hope it's a good one.

Kalu Fri 28-Feb-20 10:53:53

Good morning from a damp looking Glasgow.

A quick shop and hairdressers today. I’m still coughing too Marydoll so I started using First Defence nasal spray which my lovely GP says her mother swears by.

Oh Mommawolf I could cuddle your puppy all day but as it is a working dog, I know that’s no no. Good,luck with the training.

Good to hear your day went better than you thought it would BladeAnnie
Almost there Dragonfly Wishing you a positive outcome at the end of this journey.
Lovely news Conor Congratulations and enjoy all those cuddles with your new bundle of joy.
Thinking of you gilly

Best wishes to all and hoping you day goes well.

hulahoop Fri 28-Feb-20 10:56:36

Congratulations Conor on the safe arrival of your grandaughter I love having a baby to cuddle . Hope all goes well with your chemo sorry to hear about clot on lungs . It's raining here in west Yorks so doing housework today .

Nortsat46 Fri 28-Feb-20 11:11:01

Good morning Mick and the GM team, from a grey and wet east London.
Grammaretto thank you for your 💐yesterday, much appreciated and ‘right back at ya’ 💐

My friend and I had lunch in the community cafe in a park ... the sun shone, the daffodils and crocuses were out, lots of mums and babies and dog walkers ... couldn’t have been better.

My poor partner has recently had an operation on his hand and yesterday he tripped, put his hand out to save himself and caused an injury to his tender scar. It looked like a blood bath, but mercifully looked worse than it was (phew).

Thinking of all who are facing challenges today and special good thoughts to BladeAnnie, the Gillybobs, Dragonfly, congratulations to Conor. Mommawolf your photo of the puppy yesterday really made me smile.

Have the best day you can, all 💐

flowersfromheaven Fri 28-Feb-20 11:12:48

Good Morning from a sleeting Sheffield.

whywhywhy Fri 28-Feb-20 11:17:24

Good morning from a very wet Market Harborough.

Sending love and hugs to the Gillybobs and all who are suffering, depressed or just plain fed up today.
X

EllanVannin Fri 28-Feb-20 11:23:55

Good Morning All x
A miserable wet morning with a bit of a breeze blowing making it feel colder than it is.
Mustering up the oomph to wash paintwork/tiles in the kitchen. I've been meaning to do it for a while now as well as slinging out " things " which are cluttering the worktops. I'll get there eventually. smile

I love reading about Mommawolf and her "menagerie" and the pic of the pup looks like one of my cats who is a part-Persian with the same colouring----and she's ruined !

Sorry to hear Dragonfly has had a worrying side-effect of her chemo but I'm sure the staff will keep an eye on that. It's usually the type of chemo that's used that can cause it. Hope all goes well for you x

Rest up Marydoll or you'll meet yourself coming back, take it easy.
Hoping the Gillybobs didn't have too bad a night. xx

A coffee now then I'll get cracking with the kitchen sad
Stay well everyone and keep warm. Enjoy whatever you intend doing.

Urmstongran Fri 28-Feb-20 11:37:30

You don’t sound any more upbeat whywhywhy than a few days ago. You sound low in yourself.
💐

moggie Fri 28-Feb-20 13:08:52

Congratulations conor on the safe arrival of your granddaughter.

Grammaretto Fri 28-Feb-20 13:51:28

Congratulations conor such wonderful news ❤
Our little people have chicken pox so we will be avoiding them this weekend. Can you catch shingles from cp?

conor Fri 28-Feb-20 13:59:43

Thank you all for your good wishes! So lovely to share good news. I have been shopping this morning in the rain and bought quite a lot of pink. Mum and baby hope to be home later today and only live 5 minutes away so will have lots of cuddles xxxx

kittylester Fri 28-Feb-20 14:27:21

Congratulations conor. Lovely news!

No gramaretto but you can give someone cp if you have shingles.

My DD3 and her lot have had chickenpox so I have been avoiding them as I have never had it.

Grammaretto Fri 28-Feb-20 19:08:12

Thanks kittylester I want to see them. I presume I have had cp. I can't remember having it but all our DC had it and I didn't catch it.
One DGC is getting over it, the other is incubating it. However DH is having cancer treatment so probably best to avoid exposure cuddles