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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

Serendipity22 Fri 17-Jul-20 21:06:19

Awwwww massive THANK YOU'S .....

It will be next year when I can kiss and hold her as they live in Canada (( roll on 2021 ☆☆☆☆ )) smile

mancgirl Thu 16-Jul-20 18:36:01

Serendipity a late congratulations on the birth of of your new grandchild. Such an exciting time. Hope you get to see her soonsmile

Grammaretto Thu 16-Jul-20 16:07:31

Serendipity22 great baby news!
And Newquay congratulations to your DGD.

We are so proud of our DGC aren't we.

NfkDumpling Thu 16-Jul-20 13:48:40

Good Afternoon All

I just sat down after hanging out the last load of washing. No, gillgran I haven’t posted lately because DH and I have been very naughty and had absconded for a holiday!

We packed up our campervan, stocked up with food and headed for Worthing for just over a week. And there wasn’t any internet unless you stood in the car park outside the campsite reception. Got back yesterday evening. It was our first proper trip in the Wagon and we’ve made lists of what we should have taken and what we don’t need. It was all very exciting! However, we’ll have to go back when things are better as we didn’t go near the beach or even go into Worthing or any places where there were likely to be a lot of people. Two National Trust properties and a couple of bird reserves and a very long walk around the Knepp estate. All very organised with pre-booked limited numbers and social distancing. There are places to go where we can feel safe.

I am feeling quite guilty though having read of the woes and problems so many are going through at the moment. I’d hoped things were looking up for you Gillybob, I do hope this prospective customer is just being really careful and isn’t taking advantage of you. It’s good to read you posting Marydoll in more of your old way, hopefully The Cough will subside soon, it must be impossibly wearing when you’re trying to recover. And now Cherry isn’t up to posting - I do hope its temporary and she’s back on form soon along with all the others who’re taking a break at present.

Congratulations to Serendipity and Newquay, it’s lovely to read good news and achievements. And that I’m not the only one breaking free and heading for the hills - even if very carefully.

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

Good Morning to you all, Yes, it's dull here in Cambs., too.

Welcome to your new grandchild, Serendipity.

Good to hear that some of you are off on holidays, have a nice break.

We are yet to get to our little "home-from-home" on the Norfolk coast. As soon as DH is recovered enough, we will be there.
That reminds me, have I missed NorfolkD posting.? I do try to read all your posts most days.
Hope all of you with troubles stay strong. flowers

Take Care Folks.

NannyJan53 Thu 16-Jul-20 10:40:15

Thank you for the welcomes back!

We were in Lanzarote in March when Spain went into lockdown. Flights were being cancelled so there was the worry of where would we stay etc. Luckily our flight with Jet2 wasn't cancelled, but it was still a worrying time. As for Malaga, apart from insurance, just not sure about getting on a plane at the moment. Will have to evaluate nearer the time, but all my family are saying not to go.

Congratulations to your DGD Newquay an achievement indeed.

Also, congratulations Serendipity on the birth of your DGD, a joyous time for you all flowers

Fingers crossed for gilly that the order is secured

Grammaretto Thu 16-Jul-20 10:28:39

Auntieflo I was thinking the same about this order of Gilly's surely people aren't that horrible.

Thanks Puzzler
MaryDoll you have me crying so I'm not surprised you are!
It is wonderful that your DGD is starting school. I always think it's funny that the Scottish school year begins in August and they all have to wear their winter clothes. my DD left her brand new jacket at the swing park on her way home from her first day at High school and we never saw it again

EllanVannin Thu 16-Jul-20 10:24:17

Good Morning All x
A fine drizzle earlier and I thought here we go again shock It's so poor for July. Cloud galore and a watery sun having the nerve to show itself now and again. Ah well, that's something we can't do anything about----except move to sunnier climes grin

How lovely to hear that many of you will be holidaying it'll be so good for you, even though they'll be holidays " with a difference " it's that change of scenery and every day hum drum that's the best part.

I remember D saying last year that she'd take the oldest children to Spain this year during their school holidays, good job she hadn't told them or they'd have been disappointed. Always next year.

I wish things were more settled for Gillybob. It's the not knowing that gives off uncertainty. If only people were more transparent in such times. Sadly there'll be many hanging on by the skin of their teeth, but there's no reason why you can't come out of this smelling of roses, Gilly x I hope so.

Now that I know that GGD is alright where she is in Darlington, I can breathe easier as it was a worry where she'd end up but with Scentia's sentiments as well, it's a relief to know. Again, we feel privileged that everyone is doing all they can, and beyond.

Marydoll I had an idea you'd be unwell with all this change of medication but glad to say it's not a long-term thing as when a new type of medication is given it can take a few weeks for it to kick in after you've got over the worst. Many are slow-release type medications. It's not nice while it lasts but you've been so good persevering. x

Goodness knows what I'll be up to today but whatever it is the time goes quickly as it has this last 4 months. I'd like to think I was brave enough to shop at the supermarket. I feel brave thinking about it but if I see queues or bunches of people I'll fold. Then there's getting there, taxi rather than a bus----oh, I don't know grin

As Urmston said, it's the transport, where you're closed-in with people.

I hope one day we'll wonder what this has been all about.

Anyway, whatever you all do, take care and stay safe. xx.
Thoughts to those who are still struggling and unwell.

Puzzler61 Thu 16-Jul-20 10:23:42

Congratulations on the Birth of your new granddaughter
Serendipity. Lovely news 🧸🎀 🍼

Urmstongran Thu 16-Jul-20 10:21:31

Sar53 😊

Purplepixie Thu 16-Jul-20 10:20:33

Good morning from a grey and dull East Midlands.

I am going to try and get the lawn cut this morning before any rain arrives. Not much else going on. Maybe a Chinese takeaway for tea tonight.

Stay safe and sane and have the best day possible as we watch another season drift away.

Applegran Thu 16-Jul-20 10:15:39

Good morning Mick and everyone and wishing good things for everyone who is ill or having a hard time. I'm in overcast Somerset now - will walk soon. Sainsbury's delivered yesterday evening - feel very lucky not to have to go to shops, and we are being very cautious.

BladeAnnie Thu 16-Jul-20 10:02:00

Good morning all from a overcast mid-Notts. Sainsbury's delivery this afternoon - no substitutions too!! Then courgette pasta baked for tea while we watch football on the big screen - perfectual!! I am doing some charity knitting - I am part of an online knitting group and answered a plea from one of the members. My DD1 goes back to work after maternity leave next week - she is a nurse (sister now smile) on an elderly medical ward so I'm sure I'll soon be knitting twiddlemuffs again!! I always like to help if I can. Hope everyone has the best day possible and please stay safe x

Susan56 Thu 16-Jul-20 10:00:23

Congratulations Serendipity🎉👶🏼💗

Serendipity22 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:58:43

Good morning from dull Yorkshire !!! Can I just ask if am correct in thinking it is July !!!!!

Well 2 things have happened in 24 hours.... 1 is absolutely FANTASTIC, my granddaughter arrived in the world yesterday, welcome little girl xx, and the 2nd thing to happen is that my Ancestry DNA test arrived yesterday and I am sending it off today ..... sooooo the past 24 hours have been very eventful.

Today I am seeing my DD and 2 GC ... I am super happy about that because we can exchange talk of my DD new niece and my new GD ....

Enjoy your day everyone :-)

Puzzler61 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:49:50

Congratulations to your DGD Newquay. Degrees take a lot of hard work even when Covid isn’t in the mix.
Well done to her for keeping focussed. I hope it leads to the career she desires. 👏

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🙄

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 🙋‍♀️