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Good Morning Thursday

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12Michael Thu 13-Aug-20 06:17:25

Good Morning Everyone,
Its a dry start but it has been thundery overnight , mind you sleeping is very hard with this so called tropical nights .
Anyway today , usual trip by bus to Buckingham and Bicester and come back to watch cycling on TV this afternoon .
I only hope like most we get cooler and more lower temperatures.
Take Care ,

Urmstongran Thu 13-Aug-20 10:07:47

Marydoll I think you are one amazing lady. I can feel your underlying upset but you seem good at compartmentalising. These family dramas pass. I really admire your strength of character.

harrigran Thu 13-Aug-20 10:14:35

Good morning from a cool, misty NE.
Cote at home delivery this morning, we will be eating extremely well for a few days.
Ordered olive oil from Harvey Nichols yesterday we have just had a text to say it will be delivered this afternoon, now that is service as we didn't pay for next day delivery.
My sister has temperatures in the 30s in Germany, thankfully her appartment has a balcony and awning so she can sit out. She is living in hope of being able to visit the UK in December, I haven't seen her since October last year.
TOYA, take care.

Susan56 Thu 13-Aug-20 10:31:56

Marydoll,you and your husband have such a great relationship with your little granddaughter.Your son and daughter in law won’t do anything to jeopardise that or their relationship with you both.Time is a great healer and while you will always remember this upset your son will calm down and things will return to a more even keel.
Sending you strength💪🏼and💐

EllanVannin Thu 13-Aug-20 10:40:02

Front page news in my local paper. It was about our yellow sky last night, namely our bizarre sulphur-colour sky. Nobody knew what to expect and some were waiting for a tornado, it was that bad.
Which is why I didn't go out to get the neighbour's washing off the line ( coward, that's me ) grin Then a night of rain/thunder and lightening----again. This is every night !

gillybob Thu 13-Aug-20 10:46:33

Strange you should say that EllanVannin but one of my lads was travelling back up North on the A420 between Swindon and Oxford last night and told me this morning that he was sure he did see a tornado . He said the leaves were flying around and the traffic was reduced to a snails pace . Within minutes of the rain starting the roads were flooded. He didn't make it home until way after midnight.

EllanVannin Thu 13-Aug-20 10:48:13

Gillybob, yes it's either October or November that Ruby-Lou ends her stint in Durham, but after that we don't know. I'm guessing that because D is on her own today that she'll be shown around the place where the child is staying and will probably explain where they're up to with treatment etc.

gillybob Thu 13-Aug-20 10:57:23

Aaah thank you EV I thought I remembered you mentioning October. I do hope things have improved for her and she is not missing her family too much poor lamb. It must be so difficult for everyone especially considering she is so far away from home. sad

CherryCezzy Thu 13-Aug-20 11:04:50

Good morning everyone. It's a bit cooler here in Gower today after yesterday's humid drippy 😬 conditions.

Lins that storm was from over our way I think. It was quite odd for hours - continuous flashes but no rain. The heavens eventually opened around 00.30am.

Marydoll and Susan it sounds like you both had a lovely day yesterday ☺️

Marydoll, don't worry about your DGD being quiet on her short visit after her first day in school my niece2, a child psychologist, would tell you it's not uncommon.

Grammaretto all I'll say to that is aww 😄

gillybob they thrive on small errors... . It would appear so, and unfortunately has been forever thus! It not right and it's not fair and if they didn't then there'd be more money 💰 for actual services in this isle! Keep your pecker up you work so hard you deserve rewards.

My brain cell means that I'm still in guppy mode so sorry I know there are lovely people I wanted to respond to but I'm stuck in the fishbowl 🤣

I'm actually venturing out today and early from shielding 😨 😀. I've got an appointment with my hairdresser, I just couldn't wait any longer as I now resemble a witch 😲.

Be kind to yourselves everyone, stay safe and have a wonderful day ❤️

Nortsat Thu 13-Aug-20 11:11:51

Morning (again) Mick and the GM team from a very warm east London.

I too Maryd, did a long post earlier and lost it. I was certain I had posted it, but it’s not here. (If my post miraculously appears upthread, please disregard what follows here. My daily life is currently pretty small, so nobody needs to read it twice!).

Further to the hard peaches 🍑 - I baked some ( following GNs suggestions. Thank you - delish ). I read about a woman who ripened peaches by wrapping them individually in linen napkins. Not wanting to crease our linen napkins and have to iron them, we wrapped the remaining peaches individually in kitchen paper. After 24-36 hours they are ripe and juicy. Apparently if you then refrigerate them, they don’t ripen further.

Ellan hope all goes well with your DD and RL in Durham.
Ohh Harri, I imagine the olive oil from Harvey Nics is good!
Thinking of Dragonfly, Bluesapphire, Purplepixie and wishing all the gangsters on the Lockdown thread a comfortable day.
Have a good day, all 💐

Taichinan Thu 13-Aug-20 12:18:04

Good morning all - by two minutes as I write! - from a sunny but breezy Angus coast. That train crash yesterday was terrible, and so close - I think our station would have been it's next stop. It's so strange that the weather was so horrendous just a few miles up the coast. We had some heavy rain and a few rumbles of thunder, but that was all. DD lives in the middle of the country, the southern tip of Perthshire, and they had a horrendous night. DGD1 had to sleep with DGD2 who was terrified, while DD had to go downstairs and sleep with the dog! Today is art group day, but I think maybe we should change our name to the natterjacks or something - there's certainly no art!! Tomorrow is tai chi in the garden, weather permitting. It's so lovely to be back seeing people again although I find it hard to re-adjust to justmedom afterwards. Life before lockdown used to be so full.
Thinking of all the many DGDs receiving their exam results today and hoping they are not wildly wide of the expected mark. My DGD1 was so elated on Tuesday when she was allowed her teachers' graded results. She's now facing her final year at school from a more positive standpoint. God bless to them all. And God bless to all GNs, whatever you're up to today. 💐🦋

grandMattie Thu 13-Aug-20 12:52:13

DGD’s CV19 test has just come back negative! It appears to be just a feverish summer cold. She’s snotty but as right as rain today. We can proceed with our lives. Phew

Puzzler61 Thu 13-Aug-20 13:06:11

Breathe again Grandmattie ! Extremely pleased for the young lady - and yourselves.
I fear we will all be so nervous when seasonal snuffles begin in the Autumn, as they do every year, but there is that added worry isn’t there? The “C19” word.

Enjoy your day now - even though it may be raining cats and dogs as it is here. ☔️

Grandmabatty Thu 13-Aug-20 13:08:55

I'm glad to hear it's nothing nasty grandmattie

Marydoll Thu 13-Aug-20 13:25:22

Whata relief, Grandmattie.
My friend's test came back as inconclusive yesterday. She now has to isolate for eleven days while her GP and the hospital argue as to who is responsible for doing a second test! It's disgraceful.

Gwenisgreat1 Thu 13-Aug-20 17:02:00

Good Afternoon all from a grey Harrogate. I have one mischievous GD with mer just now. We have been to the swing park, hoping to wear her down, it only slightly worked. DD and GS arrived, he's still obssessed with counting. After 2-ty-1. and 2-ty-9, It's 3-ty, then 3-ty-1 etc.
He'll get there!!

Hymnbook Thu 13-Aug-20 17:27:15

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all having a good day. I've been into Nottingham city centre to meet my sisters for coffee. It was lovely to be together but there is a strange atmosphere about at the moment. Market square cordoned off because of a stabbing. Police in attendance. So many shops closed down. It was cooler today but very dull. I don't think that helped the mood either. Both my sisters have problems with work money relationships family etc. Makes me very sad wish l could do something to help.