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12Michael Sun 01-Nov-20 06:16:08

Good Morning Everyone,
its dark ,wet, and windy this morning here in Brackley .
Yesterdays trip went to plan , had a coffee in Bicester ,and the cafe and bakery staff were dressed as witches , did my shop after getting another gift card , caught bus back to Buckingham no flea market weather wise , had a large breakfast , visited a shop next door and got something, then bused home .
Watched the Vuelta ,and then got a Chinese , weighed myself this morning weight wise back to normal .
Take care,
Mick

GrannyGravy13 Sun 01-Nov-20 12:59:05

Grandmafrench we live next door but one to the small local primary school. I always make sure the house is sparkling and bright (well I give MrGG13 instructions) I think the children expect to see it lit up from December 1st. I have an unexplained need to squeeze in one more reindeer 🤣

Quilty welcome, sorry to hear about your soggy towels!

Quilty Sun 01-Nov-20 12:18:06

It rained.....basketful of wet towels.

Feelingmyage55 Sun 01-Nov-20 11:34:44

Good morning from a glowing north of Scotland. The last of the golden and russet leaves are shining damply in the sun. Just had online Church. It is wonderful that some things can continue with modern technology. Now I’m off to read the thread with coffee and toast. Best wishes to all.

Grandmafrench Sun 01-Nov-20 11:22:54

Good Morning everyone ! Warm, breezy and overcast in the South of France today. All Rugb-ied out after yesterday's marathon. Now need to make Christmas pudding. Decided I shall not be doing Christmas cake - for me it would be the complete undoing of all sensible diets and I'm anxious to avoid needing to put a small wheel under my (currently diminishing) middle; so will make a chocolate log nearer the time. Now I have to find suet.....

What a lovely positive post Gingster. You'll probably say what else can we say, and you're probably right. As I was trying to convince a member of our family on the 'phone first thing this morning (!!!!!) all we can do is search for a positive and give up even trying to fight the negative thoughts - just overwhelm them with a small plan or distraction where we can.

If you start calling yourself names GrannySomerset, I shall be forced to report you! You are never selfish. Do something that makes you happy and try to take back a bit of control. What else do we have?

GrannyGravy bit concerned at your needing another reindeer 'for the front' .....hope this doesn't involve interfering with Santa's well-tested line-up. grin. I recall already there's Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen - and young Rudolf ! We don't want any punchups breaking out on Christmas Eve because of untrained new boys!

Gelisa hope that your family will be feeling better very soon and you don't have that extra worry. Are you up for a walk today? There's something about the rhythm of walking which tends to soothe and calm frazzled nerves and stress, I think.

BlueS keep on going with your plans. Day at a time....and don't stop posting. We're all so thrilled that you're back. Purple, we're all here for a good rant. Keep going and don't let this further setback beat you. Just hang on to GrannyOwl's midsummer promise.

MissChatelaine (or Mistress of the Chateau?) wonderful that your Kitchen's finished. Will you post a photo for us, please?

Welcome Panda enjoy your exercise.

Enjoy your Sunday, folks. And don't stress about stuff that you can just 'swerve' - we've got to stay well, positive and looking forward, so that we'll come out of this stronger.
Please take care, find those smiles and to hell with worry.

Warmest hugs from just-over-the-Channel-and-down-a-lot
flowersflowersflowers

GrannyOwl5 Sun 01-Nov-20 11:17:41

Welcome Quilty. Hope your towels dry!

hollysteers Sun 01-Nov-20 11:11:55

Good morning and white rabbits 🐇Mick and all from Sycamore Lodge on the West coast. Grey day, but one ray of sunshine just now. Flying Scotsman! I do fancy that, I love trains. When I have mentioned that to some people, they start going on about narrow gauges etc.,a mystery to me.
Well really fed up with this half life, but mustn’t complain, roof over my head etc etc.
EllanVannin I put my lipstick on and a spray of scent every morning. Not sure why, I’m seeing no one today and feel like going back to bed, giving a French shrug on the way😁 BUT I ordered a pretty rug for the bedroom online yesterday and am enjoying sorting out my wardrobe into plastic baskets I bought specifically, itemising items, the only good thing to come out of lockdown.
I watched a dated spooky 1947 film The Red House last night, love old films but hate Halloween, the current commercialisation and being squeamish, slit throats, noses missing and blood everywhere, ugh.
Thoughts to the troubled.🙏🏻

EBear Sun 01-Nov-20 11:09:14

Good morning from a breezy, drizzly Norfolk.

Just been early morning shopping (well 10 am) and was very pleasantly surprised that given yesterday’s news nobody seemed to be panic buying. We were there for the Sunday special buys, DH needed some DIY tools and very reasonable they were.

Christmas cake baking today so the house will smell,lovely for a while.

Having been through lockdown once I’m hoping the second time will be easier, at least the rules will be consistent for all of us.

Hope everyone has the best day possible, thinking of gilly if she’s popping in.

GrandmasueUK Sun 01-Nov-20 11:04:26

Good morning Mick and all who follow from a grey, damp and miserable Greater Manchester. My strong painkillers made me so ill on Friday night and I woke yesterday with a migraine, which wiped me out for most of the day.
I had 4 parcels to open but it was evening before I got around to doing it. One exciting parcel was an art subscription package containing a beginner's kit for lino cutting. I'm looking forward to having a go with that.
I need to tidy the living room today as all of a sudden every surface seems to have a book, pens or clothes on it. I didn't have the energy to do anything yesterday. Thank goodness I'm able to stir my stumps today.
Turkey meatballs and pasta for supper today. Buttered cabbage perhaps for me instead of pasta.
Hope everyone with ills or worries has as peaceful a day as possible. Stay safe. flowers

Quilty Sun 01-Nov-20 11:00:28

I am a relative newbie to GN ansd have only started posting. I just love the Good Morning........posts. What a sense of community there is......and I just love to see Urmstongran posts. Not having had a holiday this year, when I read the 'sun is up' I can feel that sun on my back-if it's only in my mind.
It is overcast here in West Wales but I've bitten the bullet and pegged towels out. Fingers crossed.

Gwenisgreat1 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:58:53

Good Morning all from Harrogate, the sun is shining but I fear not for longHave been doing a little tidying, very difficult in this house cause DH has 'tidy' piles of his stuff all over the house - if he finds a spare space he will invent a pile. I found an art catalogue in a pile - he says nothing to do with him, his usual response when I ask why he has it! He's blaming me for losing his driving licence!!! He has only to look in one of his many piles!!
Enough ranting!! I treated myself to an inflatable globe - geography was never a strong point, renaming and breaking up countries makes it more difficult to find where it is in relation to us - no excuses now!!

Hope everyone has a good day today and can brace themselves for the lockdown!

Stilllearning Sun 01-Nov-20 10:58:29

Oh marydoll your post gave me a real pang, like you I love the Forth Rail Bridge and Mollie and Mack was the programme my grandson and I watched too, just before leaving for nursery and that was exactly what he used to say to me. Ready for a wee weep!

maydonoz Sun 01-Nov-20 10:53:33

Good morning all from a wild and cloudy Welwyn in Herts. It looks like it may rain any moment.
Yesterday got a good soaking in the pouring rain as we came home from shopping, had to get off the bus earlier due to a road diversion.
Am happy to stay indoors today, DS2 and fiancee bringing lunch (main course of lasagne) while I made the lentil soup, salad.by DH and apple crumble which I made yesterday, so no stress or rushing around today!
I expect we all knew we would go into lockdown again so hopefully it will be worth it, I wish they would sort out the track and trace system meanwhile.
Hope everyone has as good a day as possible in these difficult times.
Enjoy your new kitchen Miss Chateline, I hope you spend many happy hours there.

Panda25 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:34:21

Morning from a dull Glenluce. Heading out for a walk before the rain arrives, then writing letters and some baking. All have a good day

Purplepixie Sun 01-Nov-20 10:28:28

Good morning from a grey and breezy East Midlands. Can it get any worse? Yes, it can. More lock down and no chance of seeing anyone - what is the point?

mancgirl Sun 01-Nov-20 10:27:25

Good morning from Manchester where there are raindrops everywhere but not actually raining. My hair, which I have let grow longer and now have decided to have chopped, will have to be a bit longer now before I can get to the hairdresser which would have been on Friday! Lots of fireworks last night, much as I love to see them, very inconsiderate to animals. Saw gs's 2 and 3 yesterday outside. Gs 1 and 2 both out of quarantine from school and nursery. Wonder how long that will last? I was reading an interesting thread earlier this morning that seems to have disappeared? 🤔. Have a good day everyone, flowersfor those with extra cares and worries.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:19:54

Morning all from an overcast South Notts. I hope to do my usual weekly shop very shortly and then it'll be feet up with the newspaper and the supplements. Feeling all right about the lockdown as life has been very quiet for some time - no change there then. It's too wet to mow the lawn so any gardening will be limited to sweeping up leaves from the front path. Stay safe everyone.

Mapleleaf Sun 01-Nov-20 10:18:17

Good morning all,

I haven't read all the posts yet, but will after breakfast.

At the moment it's bright and breezy in South Yorkshire (my part) but rain is forecast for this afternoon.

I made the Christmas cake yesterday and it looks good. There was a delicious aroma in the kitchen all afternoon. I will pack it into its tin today and feed it with brandy every couple of weeks.

So, another lockdown. It was to be expected given the increasing cases, but it's going to be a tough month. We will have to try and support each other the way we've always done and hope that restrictions will be eased in December.

Chicken for dinner today. It's a long time since I bought a whole chicken and it will provide a good few meals for us.

Take care, and special thoughts to all our missing posters 💐.

GrannyOwl5 Sun 01-Nov-20 10:13:31

Good morning everyone from north Kent where it is dry and reasonably bright.
Have decided to give the bathroom a good “bottoming” (love that phrase!). It’s been badly neglected as it was all going to be ripped out to make way for a spanking new one, but events have overtaken us and it won’t be done now until the spring. So the dust will be hoovered away and the sink will be scrubbed - better not make it look too good otherwise DH’s Yorkshire side will come to the fore and he’ll start asking why we need a new bathroom 😏.
The new lockdown orders are a bit of a blow; we hoped we would be able to avoid shutdowns as our area is tier 1, but needs must I suppose.
A worry for you Gelisajams about your DS1; here’s hoping he and his partner have a mild dose and recover swiftly. I have a positive thought for you: only 235 days until midsummer day!
Hope those with worries or illnesses have a better day; have a good Sunday. Stay safe.

aggie Sun 01-Nov-20 10:01:44

Good Morning all, bright and breezy this morning , DD is very optimistic ! She has just put a wash on the line !
Sunday lunch is defrosting slowly , from a batch cook of casserole , mind you the one I sampled was all carrot and no meat , hope this is more varied , all my own fault as I was watching tv while filling the freezer !
Blanket finished and next on the crochet hook , but I hope it doesn’t take as long
Got Beechgrove on the tv just now , it is a delight to see the gardens and listen to the words of wisdom
Kind thoughts for Gilly and all the missing posters , better health to the poorly and hopes for more cheerful news for the sad 😞

Gelisajams Sun 01-Nov-20 09:48:19

Good morning from a breezy Morecambe Bay. Not a particularly pleasant day forecast. We have been discussing what we are doing today and have not come to any decision!
DS1 now has C19 as well as his partner. I’m a touch concerned as he is asthmatic and suffers from a bad chest every winter anyway. The children 14 and 12 have locked themselves in their bedroom emerging only to find food. At least they are of an age to entertain themselves and not need looking after as such.
DS3 is moving house tomorrow. We would have been there helping but not this time as we are both in a different tier 3.
I’m desperately trying to thing of something positive to say, do or plan but it’s not happening!
So I’ll sign off, stay safe everyone and take care 🌺

Blossoming Sun 01-Nov-20 09:30:16

Good morning All. I’m still in bed after a busy Saturday. Hope everyone is Weil.

EllanVannin Sun 01-Nov-20 09:27:24

Good Morning All x White Rabbits !
Showery , breezy and a grey day in prospect I suspect.
Not overly cold though as last night having put the heating on for a couple of hours it was quite uncomfortable when trying to get to sleep. Unusual for me to be too warm.

Well apart from fireworks going off every now and again and the final incendiary at 11pm Halloween came and went quietly, but reading the local news it certainly wasn't quiet elsewhere with yobs damaging buses and the fire-services. I wish police would stop calling it " mischief night " because it's wanton destruction on a large scale. Infuriates me. I'd have set the hoses on them----at full speed !

Will prepare dinner later and leave it to do itself. Braising steak with a couple of carrots in the mix, then shove it in the oven to do slowly for a couple of hours. Peel potatoes ready to cook then soak a quarter of the cabbage to make sure there are no unwanted pests in it grin as dad would have said, they add to the taste.

I've already breakfasted but not washed as yet. I even put my lipstick on, must be crackers. Whatever boosts your day I say.
All 3 cats are flat out---2 on the bed and one in the hall so no hope of getting the hoover out, what a shame grin Even old Tom is tucked up on his fleece in the kennel. All fed. Bliss !

Hope everyone is doing alright and pleased to learn that Mick is now back to normal as it's always concerning when someone's not too well especially with the present goings-on.
Once upon a time Sunday was my day of rest, now every day is and I'm beginning to think I've had enough now and wanting to be up and at 'em with the brain in gear, but that won't be possible for a while yet sad

Just watching Professor Semple ( Liverpool ) and thinking back years when my late H used to be in the same class at the grammar school as one of the relatives. I think his name was Andrew. Very brainy as H used to say.

Take care everyone and stay safe but enjoy your day whatever you do. xx Thinking of Gilly x

Marydoll Sun 01-Nov-20 09:26:12

Thanks Grandmabatty, we had actually planed to go once I got out of shielding, but I never really got out of it!
My son had recommended SQ, especially as there are a good number of disabled parking bays, which means I wouldn't have to walk too far.
Never mind the spectacular view, he said I would like the shops!!!. He knows me so well. blush

Grandmabatty Sun 01-Nov-20 09:15:51

Marydoll there are a couple of very nice restaurants in South Queensferry. And it's not far from Houston House garden centre which is lovely.

GrannySomerset Sun 01-Nov-20 09:07:48

Good morning from a bright North Somerset. Selfish article that I am, I am wondering whether my wonderful cleaner can count as a carer since she makes all the difference to my life and my ability to look after DH. We don’t have a bubble so won’t have anyone else over the doorstep. Must discuss with AC, neither of whom we can see for the foreseeable future.

Short church service, newspaper and steak for supper. Not exactly a full day but will make the most of it.