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12Michael Wed 26-Aug-20 06:17:54

Good Morning Everyone,
Its grey at present dry but windy here in Brackley this morning .
Nice easy day for me , small shop ,and then will watch cycling on TV.
Maybe some small household chores as well .
Yesterdays bus trip was OK , as the rain eased a little but the wind did not.
Take Care ,
Mick

Mapleleaf Wed 26-Aug-20 16:11:40

That should say “He is” not He I.

Mapleleaf Wed 26-Aug-20 16:10:42

Hi Taichinan. Yes, I do hope I will get to see the new polar bear cub, Hamish, soon. I’ve seen some pictures and he really is a cutie. He I the first polar bear to be born in the UK in 25 years, apparently.
Sadly, one of the elderly polar bears, Victor, died last week aged 22, so it will be good to have a youngster joining the ranks. Victor had fathered 13 cubs and has many grandchildren around the world, according to the YWP post so has played a huge part in the European Breeding Programme.

Urmstongran Wed 26-Aug-20 16:09:03

Beechnut did you realise you share a birthday (he’s 66y today) with Steve Wright the Radio 2 DJ - ‘lovin’ the show Steve!’.
😁

Taichinan Wed 26-Aug-20 11:40:55

Sorry, just have to pop back in after reading more posts - I'll go shopping later! I'm a great collector of quotations and I just love your "*Everything is theoretically impossible, until it's done*" Marydoll. And then along came "Harrigran* with "*the man from the big river*"! I'm in seventh heaven here! And before I go, Mapeleaf,"your" polar bear cub is coming to you from the Highland Wildlife Park. I saw him on the local news the other night,. He's three years old and of the age when he would traditionally leave his mother in the wild. Looks like a wee (maybe not so wee!) cutie. I hope you manage to go to see him. 🦋💐🦋

GrannyGravy13 Wed 26-Aug-20 11:35:28

Taichinan yes I think Puzzler'was travelling around Turkey. ? and would not have internet.

Stilllearning Wed 26-Aug-20 11:24:54

Another late post from S Lanarkshire, how can you be busy when you have nothing to do? Just a happy birthday to Beechnut and a hope that gingster’s granddaughter has a simple solution for her pain.
Marydoll they were talking this morning on the tv about all the old fax machines being dug out in offices much to the bewilderment of young tech savvy staff!

Gwenisgreat1 Wed 26-Aug-20 11:19:06

Good Morning all from cloudy Harrogate. No plans particularly for today. Have more admin to get sorted - actually involves sorting this Macbook I am using. No butter or eggs left to do baking. Yesterday I was reading the aftercare after my little foot op last week and read I was supposed to Keep the leg rested -Oops!! It feels OK, but I could have sworn it was only for 2 days (wishful thinking). Fingers crossed I haven't done myself any harm.

Hope all are has life going the way they want. Keep Well

CherryCezzy Wed 26-Aug-20 11:14:01

Good morning everyone from Gower where the sky is blue.

Perfect day for washing so it's on the line now.
I will be living the life cleaning the extension shortly and then "sealing" it off in readiness for a visit from my niece1 and her husband tomorrow.

🎶 Happy Birthday Beechnut , I hope you have a pleasant day 🎂🎁🎈

Thank you Nortsat and Susan for your well wishes x

Still thinking of our absentees, I am sending you all some ☀️

Take care and stay safe everyone ❤️

Taichinan Wed 26-Aug-20 11:01:58

I may be wrong but I think Puzzler said she was off on holiday for three weeks and wouldn't be posting while she was away? If that was someone else, please out me right!

Mapleleaf Wed 26-Aug-20 10:09:53

Good morning,

It's a grey and blustery South Yorkshire today, though dry for the moment.

Happy birthday Beechnut 💐🎂🍾. I hope you have a lovely day.

I love the Yorkshire Wildlife Park greyduster although I haven't been for some time. We used to take the Reception children there for a visit in the summer, which they loved. My DH and I keep intending to go so perhaps will soon. I believe they are getting a baby polar bear soon (perhaps he's already arrived, I'm not sure).

Sorry to read you had an unpleasant PM marydoll. Quite unnecessary and actually cowardly on their part. Glad you are putting it behind you.

Well, I'd better get on. I've some ironing waiting along with a few other household chores.

Take care everyone. 💐

gillgran Wed 26-Aug-20 10:04:37

Good Morning to you all from a slightly less windy Cambs.,

Happy Birthday Beechnut.
Marydoll, I wouldn't be able to tackle the IT problems, ( we just about managed to set up on-line banking during lock down ). so well done you.
GrandMattie, good wishes for your DS's recovery.
You must be worried for your DGD Gingster, hope for a healthy outcome.

All best wishes to those of you under stress just now. flowers

Take Care Folks

EllanVannin Wed 26-Aug-20 09:54:27

Good Morning All x A Very Happy Birthday Beechnut flowers.
After two days of disgusting weather, it's still on the grim side today with a heavy grey sky but at least the gales have reduced to a breeze. It's really not nice living here open to what the Atlantic throws at us. As Gilly said---don't anyone mention global warming.

Needless to say, I couldn't hoover because the cats have been indoors and they don't like it but I must set-to at some point, though right now my get up and go has got up and gone grin Once I've had my crumpets and Ovaltine I'll be more lively.

Two large baked potatoes with grated cheese for the eating of today, so that'll make a nice change. No shopping today as I got what I needed yesterday after scurrying out before the worst of the weather. I'd had a good stock of everything in the cupboards before lockdown but you can notice a big difference now as it's dwindled. It just shows how much I over-buy, nevertheless it's carried me through.

This dampness brings the slugs in droves and I hate them. As I feed the old stray Tom outside, they appear from nowhere wanting to join in and night-time is worse as it gets dark they all gather in a heap and look like the head of Medusa.

Hope your DS gets on okay GrandMattie and anyone with illnesses and problems x

Call yourself a " geek " Marydoll, are you kidding ? Sounds like you did pretty well to me.

Take care everyone and enjoy the day xx
Thoughts to our poorly grans flowers

Nannytopsy Wed 26-Aug-20 09:53:06

I have the lovely Nanny job of sewing name tags onto DGD’s first school uniform 😍.
Happy Birthday Beechnut

Grandmabatty Wed 26-Aug-20 09:45:43

ginster when my dd was 14 she was minutes away from having her appendix removed until the doctors decided it was extreme period pains. The pill was prescribed which helped her a lot. She also had very bad mood swings too. Hopefully your dgd will get sorted out quickly.

Urmstongran Wed 26-Aug-20 09:36:22

gillybob what a long wait hoping to secure that order. Stressful doesn’t cover it. Add in the rotten weather you’re having and no wonder you’re fed up.

Susan56 Wed 26-Aug-20 09:34:48

Gingster,so sorry to hear your DGD is in hospital.I hope it turns out to be something that can be sorted and not an ongoing problem for her🤞🏻💐

Lucy,the garage is going to be my husband’s autumn/winter project!There is a lot to sort out😩

lovebeigecardigans1955 Wed 26-Aug-20 09:32:49

Morning all from an overcast South Notts. Yesterday I had lunch with brother and his wife who will be moving up to the North East on Friday. I'm sorry to see them go but hope they are happy there and enjoy their new adventure.

A quiet day is planned but I must tackle the ironing - exciting, eh? I expect I'll spend the rest of the day at my leisure - sewing, reading and watching telly.

Hope today is good for everyone especially with illness or worries. Happy birthday Beechnut have a good day.

GrannySomerset Wed 26-Aug-20 09:14:27

Expecting five WI friends for a garden chat this morning so must get a move on to decide whether we will sit in the garden room with the doors fully opened or risk outside where it is sunny but not hot yet. We have had a series of these meetings and it has been lovely to meet in a smaller group and get to know better people I have known a bit for years. Very successful initiative.

lucyanne Wed 26-Aug-20 09:01:02

Good morning from wet Cumbria. 4% showers predicted it has been raining since 6 am! The squawking pheasants and grouse have invaded the garden foraging for fruit blown off the trees by the wind yesterday. Thinking of those that have been flooded across the country.

Physio am. a tricky business self diagnosing over the phone.

Susan56 I am happy for you to sort my garage out when you have finished yours may take more than a couple of days though!
Happy birthday Beechnut have a wonderful day. 🎂🍾
Sending good health to all. Keep well.

Nannytopsy Wed 26-Aug-20 09:00:22

Good morning Mick and all his followers. Our new dishwasher should be here soon after the lorry broke down yesterday, so I had better get dressed. It is still blowing a hooley in Suffolk after a night of rattling and banging. I have a shed load of ironing - that should keep me quiet!
I hope the day is kind to everyone.

Greyduster Wed 26-Aug-20 08:53:27

Good morning, Michael and all GNs from a gloomy grey South Yorkshire. At least it’s dry. Not sure what we’re doing today except ironing, and getting together the makings of a picnichmm as we are going to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park tomorrow with DD and her menfolk. Yes, it’s going to rain, but having to book everything in advance now puts you on the back foot with the weather. But, nothing daunted......
A very Happy Birthday to you, Beechnut - enjoy your day🎂💐.

Anniebach Wed 26-Aug-20 08:51:43

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

gillybob Wed 26-Aug-20 08:47:34

Good morning from the NE coast where we have had another night and day of torrential rain. It’s the usual grey and cold start today again with even more torrential rain, so no change. Why do you think our beaches, parks and countryside in the NE remain “unspoilt” GrandmaFrench ? It’s because no one wants to come on holiday to this rubbish weather and living close to the coast I tend to get it with bells on grin

If anyone dare mention global warming to me I might just scream.

I had to take my car in yesterday and they phoned to say it wouldn’t be ready to pick up until lunch time today which meant I had to make my own way home from work (that was another drenching) . It took me well over an hour to get home when in my car it would take 15 minutes . Then in the panic of locking up and setting the alarms in the torrential rain I left my phone on the windowsill (inside thankfully) and was best part of the way home when I realised . I’m now playing the almost unseen “boss” card and have telephoned the office and asked one of the lads to shoot down and pick me up in the van, I’m not going through that palaver again .

Well here we are it’s Wednesday (my joint 3rd worst, 4th best day of the week) . I’m still thinking about our missing friends BlueSapphire , dragonfly and now it seems our Bellasnana is missing too. I do hope they are all okay .

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Beechnut I hope you have a lovely day whatever you do. flowers

I understand your frustrations Marydoll it’s a pain dealing with banks, Insurance’s etc. At the best of times but it’s 100 times worse at the minute as everyone seems to be “working” from home. I think I must’ve spent at least a month on hold to various organisations since March . Sometimes it just wears you down . I do hope you get sorted eventually .

That’s me off for another day of thrills in “that place” that knows no light . grin I’m counting the days .....and there’s only just over 3500 to go .......

Have as good a Wednesday as possible everyone.
Love Gillybob xx

Grandmabatty Wed 26-Aug-20 08:46:42

Good morning All. It is grey here in Polmont but a calmer grey than yesterday's storm. I have little planned for today. I'll visit mum then back home. If it stays dry, a bit of gardening. If it rains, I'll do some filing and shredding, I think. I'm happy for a quiet day as two days of entertaining a toddler is exhausting. Normally he is a sunny, happy wee chap but yesterday he was hard work! ☺. beechnut happy birthday. I hope everyone has a good day.

Newquay Wed 26-Aug-20 08:42:43

Good morning all from an overcast Staffs-what a wild day yesterday. Day 6 of our quarantine today since returning from Menorca. Last load of washing to go out today then pile of ironing.