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Good Morning Friday

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12Michael Fri 30-Oct-20 06:12:45

Good Morning Everyone ,
Its dry but windy here in Brackley this morning.
Yesterday , I did start to get gift cards for Xmas , did my usual route into Bicester ,and came back direct .
Today a small shop , then bank later followed by take away fish & chips before settling down for the afternoon .
Take care ,

grandMattie Fri 30-Oct-20 06:20:25

Good morning from a dark and gloomy E Kent. Yesterday, it was horrid and we spent it metaphorically huddling in front of the fire, with our hot chocolate.
Meeting a young friend for coffee this morning. I haven’t seen her for a very long time, so we’ll do a lot of catching up.
I got some flowers from the market - some yellow roses for me and some flowers for the “corner” shop. They have been fantastic towards their customers throughout this period and I have been giving the lady a bunch every so often as a thank you from the community.
I hope those who are sad, in pain or in distress have a gentle day. Stay safe everyone.

Beechnut Fri 30-Oct-20 06:22:18

Good Morning everyone. Wet with fine blowing sideways rain this morning on Severnside. I’m looking forward to Urms Malaga sunshine 🌞

I’m off to see if I can get a certain Christmas magazine, arrange for my car to be serviced and a small shop unless there are things that tempt my eyes.
I’ll have my breakfast when I return home.
Best wishes to all with ills and worries and stay safe all 🌼

mumofmadboys Fri 30-Oct-20 06:39:39

Good morning all! Been awake for over an hour. I seem to struggle to get more than five and a half hours sleep these days.Not sure what the weather is doing. I haven't looked out yet. Today I have an online bridge match tonight, part of an across Cumbria league which should be fun. Just a few jobs around the house before that and picking up an elderly friend's script. I struggle to get motivated with house jobs I'm afraid but I must try harder! Hope everyone has a good day and those with pain or worries have some relief.

Ashcombe Fri 30-Oct-20 06:43:01

Good morning, everyone, from a very breezy Torbay!

What a lovely gesture grandMattie! It’s so important to support and show appreciation for our small, local businesses!

Despite not being with DH for our anniversary yesterday, I had the best day possible, helped in no small way by the warmth and humour seen in the responses from the lovely folk on here in the Good Morning, Thursday thread. Compared with my Facebook contacts, many of you came up with much more original and witty messages which were heartwarming.

I hope your thoughtfulness towards me comes back to support you when needed. Thank you from us both. 💕

Sark Fri 30-Oct-20 06:46:24

Good Morning from Oxfordshire
Still dark but think it is dry
Grammaretto hope your DH is home with you soon
Grandmattie what a lovely thing to do for your lady in your corner shop.
Not much going on in my world other than work and usual family worries but onwards and upwards best you can as my Grandma used to say!
Have a good day and stay safesmileflowers

GrandmasueUK Fri 30-Oct-20 06:50:09

Good morning Mick and all who follow from a dark but dry Greater Manchester. After an early night I slept so well and feel ready to tackle some housework. I've got a bit of ironing waiting too, so will catch up with some recorded programmes whilst I press away.
Going to make a few cards as well this afternoon. I've got a large amount of mince I need to cook ready for freezing which should take care of a few meals. A busy day today after my rest day yesterday.
Hope all those with ills or worries have as peaceful a day as possible. Stay safe. flowers

Valels Fri 30-Oct-20 06:59:13

Good morning from a very wild and windy Co Durham. Started early for me as I've been awake since 3am ish as I'm finding it harder and harder to get a good night's sleep.
I'll make the effort to get out somewhere today as there's a threat of tier 3 lockdown heading our way.

Scentia Fri 30-Oct-20 07:02:21

Good Morning all from East Staffordshire. As of midnight we are are in Tier 2 I am glad DD and I have outdoor plans for our Wednesday’s together. She has some great ideas, ‘we can clean my garage out mum’, ‘we can clean my car our mum‘, she is full of them😂😂 I had pans to go on long walks with winter picnics!!!!
I am at the factory today cleaning up and sorting some invoicing out. Then I am hitting the weekend running with a list of jobs as long as my arm!!!
I want all my GM friends to look after themselves and others, be grateful for what we have and smile at a stranger😀😀😀

NanKate Fri 30-Oct-20 07:03:40

Morning Mick and All.

A grey damp day in prospect here in South Bucks.

Looking forward to meeting up with a GN friend for coffee this morning. Then a quick visit to my optician again to update my prescription sunglasses. He is a Sikh and wears some beautiful coloured turbans with matching bow ties.

Hugs to any poorly or sad grans. 💐

grandMattie Fri 30-Oct-20 07:06:57

Scentia, it’s hard to detect a smile behind a mask! I went to my PO yesterday and told the lady I was smiling when I greeted her and said goodbye. 😄 She looked rather 😯 taken aback!

Marydoll Fri 30-Oct-20 07:09:52

Good morning all from Glasgow. I haven't a clue about the weather, as DH is blissfully snoring away beside me, so I can't open the blinds and I can't ask my friend Alexa for the same reason! 😁

I have both a Tesco delivery and a hospital telephone consultation at the same time first thing, so I have asked DH to cancel his golf, as despite being superwoman, I can't do both!
I've been struggling a bit recently, so hoping for some encouragement from my retired RA consultant. At 70 years old, he is still working away trying to help out, as my real consultant has been working in Covid ICU since March.

Wishing everyone a pleasant day and that Grammaretto's DH is feeling more comfortable.

Scentia Fri 30-Oct-20 07:10:41

grandMattie. It is, yes. When I ride my motorcycle I will always nod my head with a tilt at other riders, I have taken to doing that on foot, and if I really grin my eyes will light up. That’s how I get around it😀

cornergran Fri 30-Oct-20 07:22:04

Morning Mick, morning All. Gloomy start to our corner of Somerset. Damp and grey. Slept really well last night so no excuse not to tackle the (tedious but necessary) things undone from yesterday. One of our daughters in law is in the self isolating gang as instructed by T&T. A lot of pressure for her and her little family, half way today so downward slope now. That was very kind and thoughtful grandMattie. This smiling behind a mask thing is a challenge, eyes can often reflect a smile don’t you think? . Pleased you had a good day Ashcombe, Thinking of everyone with worries, please look after yourselves and have the best day you can.

kittylester Fri 30-Oct-20 07:29:35

Good morning all from a very grey North Leicestershire.

Hoping the rain holds off as we are meeting DD2 and family up in Charnwood Forest. They have been at Center Parks in north Nottinghamshire and are on their way home to Hertfordshire. Normally they would have come for lunch here.

The butcher will deliver this afternoon and then a man is coming to quote for a new back door.

Have the best day possible everyone and (((hugs))) for gilly.

Beauregard Fri 30-Oct-20 07:31:56

Good morning all. It's dull but not raining (yet) in my part of Derbyshire.

Yesterday I unexpectedly bought my first Christmas present while doing my weekly shop - an activity centre for my one year old grandson. An impulse buy but I think he'll love it. It'll probably be a while before I get any others - I'm never an early bird with Christmas, I struggle to get motivated until the panic sets in! Even less so this year.

Good news yesterday - DH got an email confirming his insurance claim for his cancelled holiday was going to be paid. We don't usually take out insurance for UK holidays, but had to insure for the river cruise we should have been going on in July, which was cancelled, so it was fortunate we were able to make a claim. He also received a small rebate from HMRC for overpaid tax when he retired in april. We're waiting in anticipation for the third thing now!

DH hopes we will go on a short walk today. I hope that walk will include a trip to the garden centre to buy compost and to the agricultural merchants to buy a bag of horse feed for our hungry girls.

Very thoughtful of you grandMattie flowers

Hope everyone has a good day today.

Mapleleaf Fri 30-Oct-20 07:34:43

Good morning,

At least it's dry this morning after a very wet and dismal day yesterday. It is meant to be a bit milder today, but I'm not so sure as the heating has come on as per normal.

I intend making a start on the Christmas cake today by weighing out and soaking the fruit ready for mixing and baking it tomorrow. That's the plan, anyway. 😀. I will also prepare a beef stew for the slow cooker this morning for dinner tonight.

I was very lazy yesterday and felt extremely unmotivated to do anything and so couldn't be bothered to do even half of what I'd intended, so today I must stir myself and catch up. I'm afraid the grey, wet days have that effect on me sometimes, which isn't good, and the situation we are having to live under at the moment just adds to it for all of us, doesn't it? I'll feel better today anyway as DH will be home again as he's had to be away for work this week.

Really pleased that you had a good day yesterday, Ashcombe.

What a lovely, thoughtful thing to do, grandmattie. I imagine it brought a smile to the shop owners face.

Are you a new poster, Valels? Welcome to the thread.

Hope the consultation goes well, Marydoll.

Well everyone, try to have the best day you can and keep safe.

💐 for our missing posters.

Sar53 Fri 30-Oct-20 07:39:35

Good morning from Essex by the sea where it is bright and breezy at the moment.
Nothing planned today but must make the most of having the car as it is going in for it's repair on Monday, probably for a few days.
I should be staying with one of my girls this week but one is in Tier 2 and the other has a granddaughter isolating because of Covid at school. I do wonder when I shall see either of them again, it does make me feel sad 😒.
Have the best Friday you can and stay safe everyone xx

brook2704 Fri 30-Oct-20 07:39:57

Good morning everyone from Inverness where it’s just getting light and a dry day is forecast.
I’m trying to stay as active as I can during the daytime as the nights get so long up here so we’re heading out for a longish walk today. There should still be some beautiful autumn colours to see before the last of the leaves get blown away, probably this weekend with the gales that are forecast.
Good news yesterday as DGD covid test came back negative, thank goodness for that. It’s probably one of the usual children’s bugs that she’s got but at least they can all come out of quarantine now and get back to normal.
Hope your call with the consultant is helpful marydoll and you make some progress
Thank you for the tips on smiling behind a mask scentia and grandmattie I too am finding it strange trying to show that you’re smiling whilst wearing a mask
Thinking of those in high tiers and facing restrictions, frustrations and worries - so difficult just now
Hoping all the very lovely GMorningers have the best day they can today and take care whatever the day brings 💐

GrannyGravy13 Fri 30-Oct-20 07:40:41

Good morning Mick and all

Well it’s not raining yet in S E Essex!!! Have the 5yr old and baby GS today, no plans on what to do with them. Carved a pumpkin with Jim earlier in the week and I think our parks nearby are very muddy.

Keep safe and well folks 🙋‍♀️

dragonfly46 Fri 30-Oct-20 07:52:57

Good Morning from, as kitty says, a grey Leicestershire.

We are going for a coffee to a local Heritage Centre while we still can as we go into Tier 2 tomorrow. If the numbers don’t come down it will be Tier 3 next. I do wish the Universities had let their students learn from home!

That is a lovely gesture GrandMattie and I am sure your eyes light up when you smile Scentia. It sounds as if your DD has perked up!

I hope your consultant can offer you some solutions Marydoll.

Pittcity Fri 30-Oct-20 07:54:34

Good morning from a cloudy but dry Colchester. A bit warmer today too.
Another day in isolation for DH.
I will stock up at the supermarket and then keep him company this weekend.
A friend has asked me to look at their family tree, so that will keep me busy.

Dwmxwg Fri 30-Oct-20 07:56:02

Good morning from a dry north Surrey
Scentia I always like to smile at strangers and at work I tell my patients I am smiling behind the mask
I too am refreshed after a calmer day yesterday. DH had a convoluted visit to dr yesterday. Has had “cold/cough” for 4 weeks. Had -ve Covid test done on Tuesday (only had it done as knew that would be first request from GP). Phone call from surgery, triaged over phone then given appt to go to local walk-in centre. Had to park and ring them, another triage whilst sat in car then seen face to face and examined by a dr. Now on antibiotics for a chest infection- what a palaver
Have the DGs this morning, more Star Wars themed fun,then delivering them to meet their dad for a trip to the cinema
Happy Friday everyone

Jaxjacky Fri 30-Oct-20 08:02:34

Good morning all from a grey, drizzly S Hants. Beauregard buy a lottery ticket!
Grandmattie how thoughtful, a bunch of kindness. Today we have the kitchen radiator being moved and replaced and our bedroom one being replaced, plus a new toilet installed downstairs, all action. DD popped in with GC’s yesterday, was lovely to see them, albeit briefly. They went to a pumpkin festival later, what an amazing display, I leave you a picture she sent us. Have a gentle day all.

Taichinan Fri 30-Oct-20 08:05:08

Good morning Mick and everybody. We've had a lovely pink sunrise here on the Angus coast and are forecast a pleasant day with no rain and a light breeze. Sounds alright to me. All the classes went well yesterday. The ghosts were not in evidence but we were joined by a little great tit who was much more agile than any of us! It flew into the hall kitchen so I closed the door to keep it in there until the gap between classes when I could open a window. The window wouldn't open but I found a door into an enclosed courtyard which did and then closed the door into the hall again. When I went back after the next class the wee soul had gone, so job well done.

That was a kind gesture Grandmattie and I'm sure it was much appreciated. The smiling thing behind a mask is a bit of a problem Scentia. A young friend of mine says she's taken to winking as she gives her hidden smile!

I was so tired after the classes yesterday that I had no energy to do anything other than flop, so I didn't get round to reading the posts until just before bed. It was a lovely way to end the day. Loved the picture of the boots, but can't remember who posted it. They'll put a smile (or a wink!) on many a face during the long dark Covid winter.

With nothing much to do today, I'm lying in bed looking at a lovely chunk of rainbow. I will add a photo if I can for all who need a bit of morning cheer. Take care everyone, stay cosy and safe and seek out whatever will bring you cheer today. 😉💐🦋