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12Michael Thu 16-Jul-20 06:10:10

Good Morning Everyone,
Yet another grey start here in brackley this morning, but its dry.
Got the flowers done on my parents graves yesterday .
The other thing , I managed to do was date change my hotel booking ,and hopefully I have done my rail tickets online OK , as it played up allot when ordering , we shall see when postie comes .
Today, Bicester on the bus usual cafe there plus shop , and return home and relax .
Take Care ,
Mick

Pittcity Thu 16-Jul-20 08:08:21

Good morning from a grey skied Colchester. I read the headlines about a heatwave weekend, I'll believe it when I see it!
A bits n bobs day. Must remember that I have a letter to post. It's been in my bag and I've walked past the post box at least 3 times.

Nanna58 Thu 16-Jul-20 08:16:13

Apologies for the grey cloudy weather, my fault as I ordered two solar powered fountains and some solar lights for the garden and no sun since!! Hairdressers today though so it’s sunny in my heart 🤣😂

cornergran Thu 16-Jul-20 08:19:08

Morning Mick, morning All from an overcast corner of Somerset. Telephone consultation with GP for Mr C at some point this morning, click and collect later. Not much excitement today. Hope that contract becomes reality gilly, enough messing you around now. You still resting marydoll? It will be worth it. All the talk of breaks away is getting me to wondering about something later in the year, September perhaps. Be gentle with yourselves everyone and be careful out there.

Aldom Thu 16-Jul-20 08:25:54

Good morning everyone. It's cloudy again in the SE. I'm hoping the sun peeps through later. I have a garden meeting this morning with our poetry group. Puzzeler61 Thank you for your thoughts yesterday. You were right about the tear in the eye at my DGS school leaving assembly. He's a child who at birth was not expected to live. His journey through life has been challenging. Saying goodbye to primary school in readiness for the new chapter in this lovely boy's life was quietly emotional. Marydol and Gillybob hoping the day will be kind. Good wishes to all for the rest of the day.

Grandmabatty Thu 16-Jul-20 08:29:56

Good morning All. It's overcast here in Polmont but I'm hopeful it'll lift later. I have friends coming round for a garden visit and I'm looking forward to it. First I have to shop for a pair of decent black shoes for a funeral tomorrow and drop off a pot of raspberry jam at my daughter's. I hope everyone has a good day x

MawB Thu 16-Jul-20 08:30:02

Good morning all from N Bucks where it is overcast and cool - and I am sneezing! How I could have caught a cold when I have not been near a soul I cannot imagine. Maybe a form of hay fever from spores or something.
Hattie is beginning to turn the corner but still very lacklustre and off her food - any food. She keeps giving me dirty looks as I try to tempt her with tasty morsels like homemade chicken broth, sausage “meatballs” (to disguise her pills and no, it doesn’t work) and she tolerates, but takes a dim view of, me following her round the garden to try to catch a specimen of wee in a little plastic pot. (Quite easy with bitches if you are quick enough)
Sleeping calmly enough though and I assume that is all helping her get over the infection.
I have little planned for today other than a NADFAS Zoom committee meeting at 10 after which I plan to settle down with a book.
Oh I made tomato chutney yesterday on an impulse as I am hoping to have the family to an al fresco lunch (maybe even barbecue!) next week on the 25th which is the 50th anniversary of our wedding in St Andrews. Enough domestic goddessness for one week!

Mapleleaf Thu 16-Jul-20 08:32:46

Good morning everyone,

I bet you are looking forward to your trip to Harrogate mick.

I don’t think the weather knows what it wants to do yet - dark clouds one minute, bright sun the next.

I sincerely hope that prospective customer isn’t stringing you along, gilly. Can you not hold back some of the technical detail and say something along the lines that final details will be forthcoming once the contract has been signed. There has to be a way of protecting your own interests.

Pilates in an hour or so - that hour session is the fastest hour of the day!

Had a good catch up with my SiL’s last night which cheered me up a bit. I’m getting truly tired of the constraints Covid has brought. I think it’s being unable to be spontaneous that is getting to me now. I’m sure normality will eventually return, but when, I wonder? Not for many months to come, I suspect, even years unless a vaccine that works is developed. This new normal, with masks, queues, advance booking, etc, will be our way of life for some time yet. Must just get used to it, I suppose.

Well, that’s enough of me being maudlin. 😁

I hope you all have a good day. Keep safe. Best wishes to BlueSapphire and anyone else feeling down, Ill or with worries. 💐

MellowYellow Thu 16-Jul-20 08:34:07

Hello everyone from a cloudy south Cornwall. First U3A meeting since lockdown today, on someone's decking, just 5 of us. The poems of Thomas Hardy, lovely. Unexpected coffee in town with youngest son yesterday. He's a self-employed photographer, mostly PR and, whilst usually very busy, jobs are only trickling in. Means he has more time for catch up coffees though. Cafe Nero's felt just like it always did, plenty of space in there. Knitting a dinosaur this morning, as you do!!! Warm wishes to all.

Georgesgran Thu 16-Jul-20 08:39:14

Good morning from a grey and overcast Durham. Going to see a friend this morning - she’s moving soon and very stressed. It’s taken 4 years to sell her house and she’s been living in it (big house) with her ex-husband. They’ve both bought smaller properties and waiting for the Solicitor etc to get everything sorted for the same completion date.

Hope everyone has the best day they can. X

No plans here for any sort of holiday, because of DH’s illness but I’m sure the Martin Lewis show did an article on Travel Insurance/Covid cover. Perhaps look up his Money Saving Expert website NannyJam53.

Marydoll Thu 16-Jul-20 08:40:22

Good morning Mick and all from a cool and breezy Glasgow. Urmston and Pants, you could at least share some of your heat here. DH has had to put the heating on for an hour.

I have now lost my voice, due to all the coughing, much to DHs delight! I have done nothing but grump at him over the last few days!😚 At least he will have some respite. 😁

I hope to see DGD today, DIL offered to come down for a visit, but as I haven't been out of the house for nearly two weeks, I have decided to go and see her to pick up DGD's new school uniform. I promised DIL, I would sew the name tags on. I have wallowed enough and need to get out and about again! wink
I have had my latest shielding letter, so hopefully only 15 days to go to my release!
However, my new treatment has made me even more vulnerable on top of everything else, so even after shielding, I have been been advised to stay away from public places for the foreseeable future..

Having been a teacher in a faraway life, I have witnessed the trauma, for both for Primary one pupils and the teacher, on on gym day, when the clothes, including underwear, get mixed up! 😱! Name tags on clothes are essential for the teacher's sanity.😁
I have learned in recent years to be ahead of the game and do things when I'm feeling able. DIL doesn't sew and I'm happy to keep myself busy.
DGD is so tiny that even the smallest size of blazer needs altered. I shed a few tears when I saw the picture of her, trying on the blazer. The sleeves we're almost at her knees.😂

She was a wee IVF baby and it was touch and go for both she and DIL at the birth. I had become very ill just before she was born and this wee miracle gave me strength to get better for her. I never thought I would ever have a grandchild and make it this day. Ooh er missus, I'm becoming all emotional, I need to nip that in the bud or people will think I have become soft hearted!!!!!😉

It is so lovely to hear of posters meeting up with family again, but hard to see my friends having some normality back in their lives and having grandchildren and family to stay. That's the hardest part of shielding for me. I'm so aware of that missing part of my life.

Also glad to hear Scentia has secured some orders and fingers crossed for our Gilly.
Thinking of Cherry, who is taking a break, Dragonfly Bluesapphire and all who are struggling. I hope to see you all back posting soon.

Have a good day one and all.

harrigran Thu 16-Jul-20 08:41:51

Good morning from a grey, breezy NE.
Grocery delivery this morning, nice to have some fresh bread.
DD, who lives abroad and travels a lot for work, has been told that her annual travel insurance will not be renewed when it runs out at the end of the month.
The present situation means that it will be difficult to find cover and it is essential as she travels to other continents.
We will not be going on holiday, not a snowball's chance that we would get insurance.
Take care eveyone.

Nanna58 Thu 16-Jul-20 08:42:17

Maw, try pills in pate, seems to be the only food our dog can’t un- entangle ( is that even a word?) his pills from.

Auntieflo Thu 16-Jul-20 08:47:10

Good morning*Mick*, Annie and all.
Popping in again for a quick visit. I do read most mornings, but often feel that with not much to contribute, I shouldn't write anything. Silly I know, but that's what this situation had left me feeling like.
I do hope that Gillybob's potential customer is not taking advantage of their knowledge, and leading them up the garden path. She doesn't need that.
I had an angry moment on Tuesday, as I had an email from our car insurance, saying that they had automatically renewed it. What I hadn't realised was that a Continuing Payment Authority had been set up. Anyway, the young chap I eventually got to speak to, was so very good. Calmly talking me through the whys and wherefores. All sorted out and we should receive a refund in due course.
I shall have an hour or so in the garden this morning, weather permitting.
Hope Marydoll is feeling OK, and all others who are under the weather.
Have a good day one and all.

Anniebach Thu 16-Jul-20 08:50:21

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

Sar53 Thu 16-Jul-20 08:55:00

Urmstongran we renewed out annual travel insurance in February before the impact of Covid was known . There are no restrictions, I've just checked.
We are driving, not flying, and obviously will be taking all precautions. We have a friend in France at the moment and he says the smaller towns, villages and rural areas are almost back to 'normal'. I think everyone has to do what is best for them and their own personal circumstances.

Grandmafrench Thu 16-Jul-20 08:59:04

Good Morning everyone. Glorious day in the S of 🇫🇷, dark blue skies, windy, hot and warm. Too windy to take out our Kayak which would have been a treat today but will enjoy drying the bed linen in about 30 minutes on the line - must catch it before it burns to a crisp or I shall be reluctant to weild that iron....again......oh dear!

Slow day today planned with lunch in the garden after some chores and some reading. Friends around for a garden chat before the weekend is over, so will plan some things to provide with a drink. Can’t serve drink without food in this country😂.

So very pleased to read of travelling Grans and families off on well-deserved breaks. Good for you. Everyone needs a change of scene and routine. Bet you’ll all come back refreshed and raring to go (back again? 😁).

I was watering some plants yesterday just before lunch and it was so quiet in the garden when I heard an almost forgotten sound.....the sudden rumble of engines changing. Across my eyeline and out over the sea I then saw a familiar sight - a Ryanair jet heading towards the airport. I actually cried! What’s that about? I so hate flying and have no interest in planes but I was so genuinely pleased to see that a ‘bit of normal’ - excited people arriving for holidays - was starting to happen. Sometimes, I suppose, life just catches you unaware like that and you can look back and think just how you’ve been affected by a situation completely beyond your control. Then you get all emotional !

I can hear a cat yelling for some attention somewhere. He’s definitely getting emotional ! So, away from this keyboard and into the day, I go. Get well all you poorly folk, be strong and patient with yourselves all of you struggling or sad, and wishing you all the best day it can be. Wear those masks and above all, stay safe.

Hugs from another country x 🌻

GrannyGravy13 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:01:53

Good morning Mick and all

Off to a gym session in the park first thing then I will pop into local butchers and bakers. Afternoon will find me curled up in a chair with my kindle.

Keep safe folks 🙋‍♀️

harrigran Thu 16-Jul-20 09:01:56

Interested to hear that you were preparing uniform Marydoll, my GDs have been told they should not wear uniform but to wear machine washable clothing when they return for the new term.
I think it is a good idea as they normally have to wear kilts and blazers and you certainly can't wash them every night.

lemongrove Thu 16-Jul-20 09:04:37

Good morning to all.Grey and breezy here, not very inviting.
May go to a garden centre today ( for the first time since early March) just to suss out what it’s like.
More baking later and lolling around reading my new book.

Susan56 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:17:52

Good morning from Shropshire where the sun is trying it’s best to shine.

We went to the garden centre yesterday and got all we needed.

Good to see you back NannyJan👋🏻Like you,I am not sure that we will be going away this year.We haven’t been into our little town yet so think it will be a while before I am comfortable getting on a plane.I have had my hair cut though!

Sending love and strength to Cherry💐💪🏼

Thinking of dragonfly,blue sapphire,Marydoll,Ellan and gilly and everyone with illness and/or worries💐💪🏼

Have a good day everyone.

Froglady Thu 16-Jul-20 09:34:10

Greetings from a drizzly Blackburn. Haven't felt like going out for the last couple of days. Have my face covering ready when I do go out and have some others on order which should come within the next few days.
Mick - enjoy your holiday in Harrogate. My sister was born there and I was christened there. My grandparents lived there for years after moving from the East Riding. I used to love going to spend holidays with my grandparents there.
Hope everybody else has a good day.
Cheers

Greyduster Thu 16-Jul-20 09:34:15

Good morning, Michael and all GNs. As Mapleleaf said, a battle between the sun and the cloud today to see which dominates our South Yorkshire weather. Like Maw I am sneezing fit to bust this morning. I had a long chat with one of my nephews yesterday. We haven’t been in touch for some time and I wondered what I had done to upset him. Nothing as it happens; he has just been heavily involved with family commitments, but his daughter is getting married next year so he thought he had better put us on notice that she would like us at the wedding. Something nice to look forward to, but I wish I wasn’t so consumed by the thought that “next year” feels like another century away!
Car washing today, and some stuff in the garden, is all that is on the agenda. Stay safe and enjoy your day folks.

Megs36 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:34:46

Maw funny about getting a cold, I have woken up sneezing and blowing nose and like you not been anywhere or near anyone to catch anything, maybe it is some form ofhay fever😤😤
Hope your little pooch gets well, b......animals break your heart.understand your Anniversary will be sad but good memories I guess.
Wish we could see our families,my husband and daughter in law still shielding, looking forward to August when it hopefully Ends!

Newquay Thu 16-Jul-20 09:42:29

Good morning from a cloudy Staffs. We heard yesterday our local second eldest DGD has achieved a First Class degree in History-well deserved; she’s worked her socks off despite having to come home before lockdown and everything has been online. We ordered a congrats card online which has arrived so we will walk round to give it to her (with a cash gift inside).
We’re off to Cornwall Saturday week with above mentioned local DD1 and family. We stay in separate mobile homes on a site we’ve used for years-May as well be there as at home. The only concern we have is the two wee breaks we need en route but we’ll be masked and gloved.
Just had an email from airport transfer firm we use for our annual family jolly to Menorca. We paid for flights ages ago and villa is booked from year to year. It looks like we might be going-suitably masked and gloved-but we’ll see nearer the time-mid August.
Which airport was that then Grandma French-am SO envious, my heart is in France but can’t see us going for a long time to visit close friends there sadly.

Susan56 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:48:58

Maw hoping Hattie continues to improve.I have been thinking about her and then forgot to mention her🙄