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12Michael Sat 05-Sep-20 06:15:13

Good Morning Everyone,
Its looking at present like it could be a nice dry and sunny day here in Brackley this morning.
I will be going off on the bus routes to buckingham and bicester , have a free coffee at bicester and return to buckingham, hoping the dealer I normally have got items from on the flea market is there .
Then back home watch the tour on telly , interesting weekends racing in the pyrenes, then maybe a take away later .
Take care ,
Mick

grandMattie Sat 05-Sep-20 06:22:55

Good morning from clear E Kent. The full-ish moon is looking lovely before it sets.
Free coffee, Mick? Remind me how you get it?
Nothing on today.
DS1 is off to London today to see some school/uni friends. He has contacted the Indian High Commission for a visa. Not holding my breath, but understand his desire to work from his house on campus with his colleagues, etc.
Hope those with problems/difficulties have a day kind to them. Stay well everyone.

grandMattie Sat 05-Sep-20 06:24:55

Forgot to say that I have been invited to have my usual ‘flu jab at the end of the month. Anyone else? Do you accept? I take every vaccination offered...

Pantglas2 Sat 05-Sep-20 06:29:35

Morning Mick and all who follow- the chamberpot is half empty already!

Didn’t see a post from Gillybob yesterday- is she ok 👌does anyone know? So many Regulars missing at the moment but I know we’ve had lots of newbies as well - welcome Alegrias and t’others! And yes, Andalusia is special but I’m only here for another couple of weeks before returning to lovely Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Off to a Boot Sale this morning to meet a friend for coffee and out on a mystery trip this evening- what’s the betting we end up on the coast where we stayed mid week - Torremolinos!😁. I wouldn’t mind actually- another Chicken Biryani would go down a treat!

Enjoy your weekend folks 💐

Nortsat Sat 05-Sep-20 06:58:19

Good morning Mick, from a dry and bright east London.

Pantglas I wondered if gillybob hadn’t posted for a day or so, I too hope all is well. Enjoy your mystery trip ...
Quiet day for us today, some housework and the on line grocery shop. Then a takeaway and a film this evening.

I hope GN is quiet today too, yesterday was quite unpleasant and it made me quite wary about posting.

Good wishes to Bluesapphire, Dragonfly and all who need them. Have a good day, all. 😎

Gelisajams Sat 05-Sep-20 07:03:13

Good morning from a breezy Morecambe Bay.
Not much planned for today. We did get the camper fixed yesterday. Those little machines which tell the mechanic what’s wrong are quite amazing. It was the oxygen sensor that had failed whatever that does, but it’s now fixed.
The other day we put the rope up round the edge of the garden. It’s there because it’s quite a drop. The builder put a fence because of building regs and the depth of the drop but as it was only 4 foot from the house The first thing we did was to take it down.
I’m concerned we haven’t heard from Gillybob Hoping she’s busy and that nothing else untoward has happened. Take care and stay safe everyone 🌸

Beechnut Sat 05-Sep-20 07:06:14

Good Morning all from Severnside and welcome to the new good morningers. It looks like it will be a beautiful day and smells fresh outside. I know this because I’ve just stuck my head out of the window and sniffed in the morning air.

Yes I will be taking up the offer of a flu jab Mattie. I used to have them years ago and had my second one in older age last year. I usually have them at my health practice but this year I’ve had an invitation from the pharmacy that I use. I might have it there this year.
I don’t think gilly has been in for a few mornings Pant.

I’ve a diy job to do today and I want to go and choose some loose spring flowering bulbs.

Enjoy your day everyone and hope you don’t have too many worries 🌼

Beechnut Sat 05-Sep-20 07:10:48

I like the dropped rope look Gelisajames.

12Michael Sat 05-Sep-20 07:19:44

As regards to the "Free Coffee" ,unsure how many other cafes in UK do it .
You are given a ticket with 9 bits on it each time you go for a drink not necessarily a coffee could be tea, the card of sorts is stamped ,and when you have had 8 your 9th drink is free .
Mick
OK Beechnut

Grammaretto Sat 05-Sep-20 07:20:34

Good morning all from the Scottish Borders. It's very still after a blustery day yesterday.
Our grass is getting cut today if the rain stays off. It's been 3 weeks so very lush and green.
We live vicariously these days. I love hearing about other people's adventures but I shop in the local shop everyday and hardly go any further apart from a walk over the fields.
Hope you have a nice weekend and that those missing are alright.

Beechnut Sat 05-Sep-20 07:22:17

I’m ok thanks Mick

brook2704 Sat 05-Sep-20 07:22:19

Good morning everyone from Inverness where it’s quite a bit cooler and greyish skies.
Yesterday we had sunshine and showers for our walk in the Cairngorms. We were going to walk round Loch Morlich but changed our mind and walked round Loch an Eilein instead, it was lovely with all the purple heather out in full bloom on the hillside and the sun reflecting on the water.
Enjoy your free coffee mick and your mystery trip pantglas wherever you end up!
And yes I’ll be having my flu jab whenever it’s offered grandmattie I think it’s so important especially this year ..
I too hope gilly is ok and she’s back on here soon.
Hope everyone finds something to enjoy today and take care whatever the day brings 💐

Sar53 Sat 05-Sep-20 07:25:05

Good morning from a bright and sunny Essex by the sea. Hopefully a nice weekend weather wise.
A walk this morning to one of our favourite places with our flask of coffee and biscuits.
Sewing, reading and tv this afternoon.
A take away this evening I think.
I too hope Gilly is ok and anyone else going through tough times.
Have the best Saturday you can and stay safe xx

NanKate Sat 05-Sep-20 07:33:24

Good Morning Mick and all from a Sunny Wells.

Well Marydoll and Norstat the shopping village was 👎 in my opinion. Lots of expensive clothes which I wouldn’t wear in a million years, admittedly reduced in price EG some dresses reduced from £240.00 to £24.00 which looked like dark coloured sacks. I ask directions to the One Hundred Star shop and the helpful girl said she had never heard of it ! I checked online later and it was shown to be there. I emailed the Centre’s contact address and it couldn’t be sent 😠. However all was not lost there were some beautiful gardens attached to the centre where we took our take away sarnies. It was a total delight and ‘almost’ made up for my disappointment with the Centre itself. Finally I did buy my DS some rather nice pants for C*****

We are visiting the Bishop’s Palace today.

Hope Gilly is ok.

Jaxjacky Sat 05-Sep-20 07:48:58

Good Morning Mick and everyone from a sunny S Hants. Washing of bedding today and front grass to be cut. DH playing golf later, local pub has a completion in three weeks, so all participants are quietly practicing! I’m making a beef stew in the slow cooker, although it’s sunny, there’ll be a chill later.
Have a peaceful day all.

Jaxjacky Sat 05-Sep-20 07:49:38

competition !!

GrannyGravy13 Sat 05-Sep-20 07:50:19

Good morning Mick and all

Bright blue sky here in S E Essex, hopefully temperature around 20-22 degrees so very pleasant. Nothing planned for today, I am avoiding looking at the ironing pile (keeping the laundry door shut). We had a lovely meal last night in our local Indian restaurant it was good to see it busy.
Pantglas I had several large white wines!

Thinking of Gillybob and other absent friends 🌺🌺

Keep safe and well folks 🙋‍♀️

Pittcity Sat 05-Sep-20 07:55:07

Good morning from sunny Colchester. Got up at stupid o'clock to drop DS at the station and went back to bed.
Don't think we've got any weekend plans. I'll be cleaning DS's room. I may be some time ☺️

Gingster Sat 05-Sep-20 07:58:30

Good morning all from a bright, crisp Essex. Perfect autumn morning.

We’re going to my DB’s this morning for a coffee and to pick apples from his large orchard. It’s really getting too much for them as DH will be 80 in December and DIL not far behind. They are hale and healthy but the garden work is hard at this time of year.

Yesterday we met up with friends at a country pub for a lunchtime drink. I think we will continue to do lunchtimes as usually we do Friday evenings and during the winter it’s dark and remote to go out. We’ve been meeting up on a Friday evening for over 50 years. 9 of us! The same pub for the last 30 years.

I’m still in two minds whether to have the flu jab. I’ve never had it , but seems sensible now. 🤔.

Hope everyone has a pleasant day 🌺

Nannytopsy Sat 05-Sep-20 07:59:12

Good morning Mick and all his followers.
It’s a beautiful sunny morning in Suffolk and good progress was made in the garden yesterday. We have friends visiting tomorrow for lunch and I want to show off what we have achieved! I love your rope Gelisajams - I have seen them with climbing roses trained along them. We need a handrail on our steps and I had wondered about rope.
Our garden centre has a deli, butchers etc so I shall head there this morning for the weekend’s meat.
Yes, I have the flu jab. I paid for it while I was teaching as I get asthmatic if I get a bad cold. The doctors practice here give it to me. Mine is on Saturday in a couple of weeks as I am under 65 and DH has the over 65 one on the Sunday.
I hope the day is kind to everyone.

kittylester Sat 05-Sep-20 07:59:23

Morning all from a bright North Leicestershire.

Scary day today - new hairdresser, hairstyle and colour - wish me luck.

Hoping to hear from gilly today.

Hoping everyone has a good day.

Lins1066 Sat 05-Sep-20 07:59:33

Good Morning Mick and all, some sun and some cloud in our corner of the S Welsh coast. Plenty of laundry to peg out on my new rotary line, it is one of those you can wind up, my sheets may be blown over to Devon. Ironing to do as I didn't get around to it yesterday. A delivery from the local greengrocers due this morning. DD's puppy had his second batch of injections yesterday, one more week and he can go out for a walk. Stay safe everyone.

Nannytopsy Sat 05-Sep-20 08:02:09

Good luck Kitty!

MellowYellow Sat 05-Sep-20 08:05:06

Morning from my south Cornwall patio. Bright sky with wonderful cumulus clouds marching across the horizon. 4 year old has asked if she can come and make slime today. Comprises mainly white glue and contact lens saline. Lovely. I think! Anyway, that sorts today as once she's here she'll get stuck in and have to be prised away later. Yes Mick cafes here do those cards where you get free coffee. A free one always tastes better, I think! The best of whatever you're up to today, everyone.

Grandmabatty Sat 05-Sep-20 08:11:38

Good morning All. It's breezy and cool in Polmont this morning. Kittylester good luck with the new hairdresser. My daughter had her very long hair cut much shorter last night and dyed blue! ☺ Gelisjam the rope looks really nice and doesn't block your view the way a fence would. I can't make up my mind whether to go food shopping this morning or tomorrow. I have absolutely nothing planned for the weekend and I'm looking forward to pottering about. I'm a relatively new poster but I am missing Gillyboband her Friday shout of joy. I hope she's fine.