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Good Morning Friday

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12Michael Fri 24-Apr-20 06:08:03

Good Morning Everyone,
Yet another bright sunny and dry day in Brackley.
Usual shop this morning , hair trimmer yet to arrive , plus my cycling subscription does not start until next week, both to look forward to.
Otherwise que up, shop, get back and some exercise as well..

Pantglas2 Fri 24-Apr-20 06:34:53

Morning Mick and all who follow from a dry and bright north Wales.

All housework done for the week so I’ll spend a few hours in the spare room this morning making some birthday cards seeing as I can’t get to Spain where my cardmaking friend lives!

I’m beginning to miss the social part of my life there even though I know they’re not carrying on without me! Never mind, those days will come again......stay safe and well all x

Anne9054 Fri 24-Apr-20 06:39:06

Good morning Mick

Haven’t looked out of the windows yet - coffee in bed being my first port of call!

Yes, shopping and housework followed by a spell in the garden then a walk through the woods where I rarely see anyone which surprises me as it’s beautiful there at the moment.

My cat returned from a specialist centre yesterday with the sort of good news he doesn’t require an op. I say sort of as the problem isn’t yet resolved and the poor little man is going to have to stay indoors for 3 months on a special diet but he’s happy to be home after his adventure.

Where would we be without our “children” doing 160 mile round trips on behalf of our pets?

Have a lovely day Mick and all who follow.

Anne9054 Fri 24-Apr-20 06:42:44

Pantglas - you live in a beautiful part of the world (I spent 30 years there and loved it)

NanKate Fri 24-Apr-20 06:56:07

Morning Mick and All.

Another lovely day weather wise in South Bucks.

Yes I agree Pantglas about missing social life. Losing the freedom to meet up with pals is the worst part for me in this lockdown.

Still working through the paperwork. 😒

grandMattie Fri 24-Apr-20 06:58:25

Good morning all from sunny E Kent. Still a bit chilly in the breeze though.
Going on foot to the farm shop for vegetables, a round trip of about 1 hour on foot, part of my exercise.
Probably do some sewing, but otherwise, same old...
Stay safe and well y'all

Ginny42 Fri 24-Apr-20 07:03:16

Good morning Mick and all. There's brilliant sunshine in Cheshire which helps to lift the spirits.

I called the dentist about my broken tooth and she said the government advice is to buy a tooth filling repair kit. I'd never heard of them, but lo and behold there they are on A...…. Is there anything that site doesn't sell? You can even get individual replacement teeth. grin

So today it's going to be a walk through bluebell wood and enjoy listening to the birds. There are also some crab apple trees massed with their beautiful pink tinged blossom. I'll have a chat with my DD as she pauses between home schooling my DGS. It's a strain on them both and I am the calming voice!

Enjoy whatever keeps you safe and well. Warm wishes to all with worries. flowers for all.

Sar53 Fri 24-Apr-20 07:06:01

Good morning everyone from another bright and sunny day in Essex by the sea. This lovely weather makes the situation we are in slightly more bearable.
DH managed to get to the supermarket yesterday. He went at lunchtime and was gone about 2 hours. The only thing he couldn't get was flour, there seems to be a shortage everywhere. We now have enough food for the next week.
Nothing planned today so will probably do some more patchwork and read some of my book.
We also have a couple of wooden benches to put together for our communal garden, that should be fun !!!
Have the best day you can and stay safe everyone xx

Beechnut Fri 24-Apr-20 07:09:27

Good Morning everyone from a bright Severnside. The sun is shining through the window right in my face and I can’t be bothered to move.

I’m going to attempt to make a purchase today then it will be a spot of painting, sitting in the sun and a chat to DD. She started her new job this week and I expect she wants to tell her old ma about it.

Have the best day you can all 🌹

GrannyGravy13 Fri 24-Apr-20 07:09:37

Goodmorning Mick and all x

Blue sky here again in S E Essex, Day 39 for me of not going out I am slightly stir crazy, I may even break free and go for a walk later?

We clapped at 8pm last evening, there seemed to be more people out, some with drums, some with saucepan lids and there were fireworks going off down the road.

Keep safe and well folks 🙋

Nortsat Fri 24-Apr-20 07:22:30

Good morning Mick and the GM team, from another sunny day in east London.

Grocery delivery this morning (hopefully plenty of salad items ...) I went on line to check my delivery details and suddenly saw a whole lot of priority delivery slots were available between 18th - 21st of May. So I grabbed one, popped some items quickly into my basket and checked out.
Then I went back in to the ‘book a slot’ page to check the availability of other slots and the whole lot had gone ... rather like a mirage ...
I do think arranging grocery delivery slots has been a ridiculously difficult process, but I am very thankful to get them.

I have a beef pot roast for todays supper. I plan some gardening and some listening to R4 in the garden.

Have a good day all, special good wishes to those who need them and (in the words of Sgt Phil) ‘Let’s be careful out there’.💐

Gingster Fri 24-Apr-20 07:40:07

Good morning all. We are so blessed with this sunshine 🌞. Well yesterday was a strange day. DH woke with very slurred speech. No other symptoms but after an hour I was worried and phoned the doctors surgery, against DH wishes (I’m fine) . The receptionist said doc would phone me. 10 mins later I had a call and gave the doc all the info and he said I’ll send an ambulance ( I don’t drive) . We are out on a limb here on the coast. Ambulance arrived 10 minutes later and the wonderful paramedics gave him tests and off he went to Ipswich Hospital. I wasn’t allowed to go - patients only. He was seen almost immediately and had numerous tests MRI, ECG, blood tests and numerous blood pressure tests. Ambulance brought him home and he awaits the results by phone today. What a fantastic service all carried out by lovely reassuring staff. An extra clap last night. 💐for the NHS. ♥️

Nannytopsy Fri 24-Apr-20 07:43:37

Good morning *Mick+ and all his followers. We have woken up to cloud this morning in Suffolk, which is a surprise! Still more gardening to do or I could sand down the patio doors for painting. Hmm a choice! Today we make the trip for our click and collect - such excitement!
I hope you all have a good day.

Curlywhirly Fri 24-Apr-20 07:45:27

Good morning from a lovely sunny Cheshire. I shall be sewing the hospital scrubs again this morning and then will have to give our front room (where I have set up the sewing machine) a really good hoover and dust, as the material I have been using frays like mad and makes so much mess; there is a fine layer of dust/fluff on all the furniture! Still, small price to pay for helping out with the shortage of nurses PPE.

Our son has my shopping list and will be delivering it today; we have a chat from a distance, so it's nice to catch up. His dad has given him his bike, and he's been out early each morning with a friend and doing 25k! Proud of him, he's really enjoying it and as he lives alone it's a chance for him to interact (from a safe distance) with someone. I was worried about him being alone, but he's been fine and he and his friends zoom every night, so there's still plenty of banter and contact.

I am going to tackle my grey roots today; himself is going to do the back of my head for me - my friend told me she did the same last week, but her husband was slapping the colour on like wallpaper paste and it was dripping everywhere - so I shall have to supervise very closely! We are going to have a BBQ tonight, so I am going to put some makeup on and wear something nice , I am sick of lolling around in comfy clothes, and no makeup.

Hope Scentia's first day at work went well, such a fine job to do, but must be quite upsetting, anything to do with vulnerable children must be heartbreaking, I would be wanting to take them home and mother them to death. Hope you all have a good day and that the sun shines in your part of the world.

Maybelater2020 Fri 24-Apr-20 07:45:59

Good morning Mick and all from a lovely sunny Chester. Usual day with nothing planned, I will just see where the day takes me. I do need to put a shopping list together to add to my son's home delivery as I have not been able to secure any myself. I have been going to my local small supermarket late in the evening when there have been very few customers and I have been able to get a reasonable variety of food. It will be good to have a wider choice though.

Like many of you this lockdown is getting to me now. It is just coming up to three years since I was widowed and this last year I was begining to build a new life for myself, getting involved in new activities and meeting new friends. It has all come to a halt and sometimes I feel really alone again. I just wonder how long this situation will last.

Too much time to think I really must find myself a project to keep me busy. I know there are many of you that have greater problems than me and I should count my blessings but sometimes it is hard.

Take care everyone and enjoy whatever you can today.

Scentia Fri 24-Apr-20 07:47:23

Good Morning all from East Staffordshire.
I had a lovely day at my new job for my first shift yesterday. I am in a bank system so if they liked me they will hopefully book me again!
No work in at the factory so we are working’ from home today.
The sun has got his hat on so I think a trip out with the pooch is on the cards, not sure if it will be on foot or cycle yet, we will see.
I do hope everyone has the best day possible today and please stay safe ❤️

Scentia Fri 24-Apr-20 07:51:29

Oh Ginster. How scary, I do hope your DH is ok.
Thanks Curly for thinking about me and my job.xx

MawB Fri 24-Apr-20 07:53:29

Good morning all from N Bucks.
Gingster that sounds very much like a TIA so your DH should be fine but hopefully there will be follow-up. Sensible of you to take action and how good you didn’t have to wait too long for an ambulance. Best wishes to you both flowers

NfkDumpling Fri 24-Apr-20 07:57:55

Morning All

It was overcast first thing here in the north of Norfolk! But the sun is burning through now. Hopefully the wind will swing round today as the breeze has been a bit parky.

Ironing is the highlight of today.

kittylester Fri 24-Apr-20 07:58:10

Morning all from a sunny North Leicestershire.

My job today is to source some potting compost and order bedding plants. DH has done a sterling job in the garden and I now want to do the pots.

gingster, I hope your husband is ok. I also hope we see Marydoll this morning and, as always, lots of love to gilly

Nannatwiglet Fri 24-Apr-20 07:58:34

Morning from sunny West Yorkshire!

Ginster...Hope your DH will be ok. Similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago...brilliant care and attention from ambulance personnel and nurses/doctors in A&E....
We are so lucky to have a caring NHS!
Hope today will be a better one for you both...with good results.

GrannySomerset Fri 24-Apr-20 08:03:10

What a worry, Ginster, but so good to know that your DH was treated so well and so quickly. Hope the news is good.

Just off for what has become the highlight of my week - Tesco’s oldies hour. Really sad that this has become the best thing to happen, but glad that I can still go, gloved, scarfed and hand sanitised.

Hope everyone has the best day possible. I am trying not to think about the threat of another year of this!

dragonfly46 Fri 24-Apr-20 08:03:54

Good morning from sunny Leicestershire.
I awoke to the door bell and found a big box on my doorstep full of food!
Among other things there was 1 toilet roll, a mango, a huge onion and lots of other things. I can only assume it was from the council. I will have to call and say it is unnecessary.

Hoping the dog continues to improve today and we can one day work out a way to get him back to my DD.

Marydoll Fri 24-Apr-20 08:04:18

Good morning all from a beautiful sunny morning here in Glasgow, although it's only 2C .

I was feeling very unwell yesterday and thank you for those who messaged me, asking where I was. All my conditions seem to have flared up at the same time, I don't understand it, as I'm having the best enforced rest of my life. DH was in total panic mode, as I also had a raised temp!😱 I have to admit, I did have a wee nagging doubt.
As I have been incarcerated since 13th March, the odds of having the Virus were extremely low.

I want to especially thank MissSheba, ( Bathsheba ) for
making a great job of deputising for me in the maths class.

I never got a chance to cut DH's hair so I watched a YouTube video, when I was in bed yesterday. I'm none the wiser!🤭
Today is the day for it.

I hope to potter a wee bit in the garden today, if I feel ok. My new solar lights have arrived, exciting times.
I'm hoping to have a chat with my neighbours across the road, this afternoon. We will all stand at our doors and call across. As my ears are blocked, I will probably spend the whole time, shouting, Eh?!👂🗣️ Unfortunately, there will be no gossiping, we need to learn sign language.
They are some of my closest friends, since we met at Mother's and Toddlers over 35 years ago and by pure chance, all bought homes next to each other, nearly 30 years ago. We have seen more of each other since lockdown, as we all have the time to chat.
It has its compensations.

My plan is to make Millionaire,'s shortbread for them. I bought lots of condensed milk to make tablet for the cancelled wedding, so I have gallons of the stuff to use up.😁

I hope all those struggling just now, have a better day.💐
Many are finding it so difficult to cope with things. There are many sad and angry people posting on GN just now.

The sun is shining and my lovely DD has secured a Tesco delivery for today, so my world is back in equilibrium at least for for the moment! I'm trying not to dwell on my possible extended incarceration and take joy from the simple pleasures I can find.
That's not meant to sound smug, it's a coping mechanism.
Love to all, including the newbies. 💐

brook2704 Fri 24-Apr-20 08:04:29

Good morning Mick and all from another lovely sunny Inverness morning. The weather is certainly doing it’s best to cheer everyone up !

Sorry to hear about your DH Gingster - what a worry. I hope everything turns out fine with him

A good turnout in our little cul de sac last night for the clapping. Everyone is being so friendly and chatty just now, so different as we don’t usually see them that much. I wonder if anyone will suggest a front garden tea party soon .....

I hope everyone finds something to enjoy today , special thoughts to those with worries and struggles and hugs to all missing their cuddles with little ones👶 ❤️