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12Michael Wed 23-Dec-20 06:16:36

Good Morning Everyone,
Yet another dark and wet start here in brackley this morning .
Yesterday , the experience of coming back on a bus back from Bicester with people sat close together was frightening .
Bicester , was bad enough itself , family's out , with young kids out of control with the virus slowly creeping upwards as to infections , its not surprising, how many people ignore warnings .
Even in the cafe , which I hope to revisit in new year again, are doubting things as to moving into Tier 4.
I did have a bad spell coming back , but rested shut the door and a couple of paracetamols I was OK .
Weight loss is a problem as well.
Take Care ,

Ashcombe Wed 23-Dec-20 06:22:09

Good morning to Mick and all the gang!

It sounds as if you’re right to be worried about the crowds, Mick, but also about your health. Perhaps you could see your GP for a check up after Christmas.

Despite arriving at Lidl as it opened at 7.00 am yesterday, I was surprised to find people queuing around the car park, a sight last seen in March when we locked down for the first time. No apparent shortages as all shelves were well stocked.

Lately, DGD and DGS2 have sent me video messages which I’ve appreciated.
Last night, DGD told me that it was only three sleeps to go but afternoon naps don’t count! Lucky she told me or I might have hung up my stocking on the wrong night!! I replied with a video of my own in which I wore a jester's hat and told a joke. DD2 texted to say they liked the hat but needed the joke explaining to them!

Take care and stay well, everyone! Two more sleeps.....! 🎄⛄️🎅🏼

Scentia Wed 23-Dec-20 06:30:39

Good Morning all from East Staffordshire where it is still dark and wet.
Mick I worry about your weight loss, as a diabetic you need to keep a close eye on your weight. Look after yourself Michael❤️
Ashcombe maybe we need to hear the joke, see if we need it explained!!
This is the day we should have been as DS and DDiL for Christmas Dinner, but as it is we are to meet with them in Woolaton Park for a picnic, in the rain by the looks of it!! We are picking DGS up first. We haven’t seen them since last Christmas and DGS was a baby rather than a toddler, they are going to see a big difference in us all, I am a stone heavier for a start😂😂
Have a good day all and stay safe.

grandMattie Wed 23-Dec-20 06:37:22

Good morning from a still dark E Kent. Weather iffy, probably no rain, but grumpy.
Poor you, Mic, it must have been frightening to see all those crowds.
I mentioned that DH is fixed in his habits, I managed to rattle his cage yesterday. I suggested that we should buy a sourdough loaf in a little shop, while on our morning walk. It took him about 5 minutes to reply - he always makes his own bread. Mirabile dictu, he bought one!
I Skyped GD1 yesterday, I felt she needed a bit of a confidence and attention boost. She was very chatty and told me that Iris was out ! I asked if Iris went out often, she told me it was every other day or so. Her mum sent a photo of the little girl looking most glamorous in a crushed black velvet long skirt and emerald jumper with red Christmas baubles on it! My word, she did look good!
Kent has become a lorry park, and in some places, a lavatory. Mansion isn’t far from us and as soon as the lorries start moving, we shan’t be able to leave the town due to endless caravans of lorries leaving the airport on the only, mostly single lane, road to Dover. What a shambles. Thanks Emmanuel!
Hope today brings comfort to everyone. Have a good day. Stay safe.

Dwmxwg Wed 23-Dec-20 06:45:26

Good morning Mick , Ashcombe and all to come. We are st for for a wet and windy day here in north Surrey. I fear the supermarkets will be packed over the next 2 days. Think we just need the last few fresh items so may stick to local shops for them.
I am still on a high from getting the first vaccination yesterday. Had an email from work to say go but didn’t actually believe it would happen until I was in the building and checked in. Next one is due on 12th January, I feel very fortunate but would swap my place to get my mum and dad done.
Hoping to get a short walk in with DS and DGDs even if it is raining. Was going to hand over presents but think they want to do a Boxing Day mulled wine on the drive at a distance!
DGSs are coming today as as DD has to drive to meet ex’s mum to swap presents. I suspect these meetings are happening up and down the country.
I still haven’t iced my cake either so that job needs to be done today.
Hope all have a good day today

Beechnut Wed 23-Dec-20 06:50:09

Good Morning everyone from Severnside. It’s damp and dark with heavy rain forecast.
Sounds like you’re well and truly trapped Mattie, virus, tier and now lorries 😩
I’ll do some pottering today. I’ve no shopping to do until sometime after Christmas. I can’t stand the crowds at the best of times let alone at this point in our lives.

On a more cheerful note your photos of festive things all look lovely.

Stay safe and well

Beechnut Wed 23-Dec-20 06:50:52


Ginny42 Wed 23-Dec-20 06:54:43

Good morning Mick and everyone from a dark and rainy Cheshire. I hope you don't have to venture out again for a while Mick. Stay home and treat yourself with care.

I have an unexpected shopping trip this morning as a housebound friend just home from hospital is short of food. The carers sent me a photo of their list last night, so I must go! I've been lying awake planning my route and which shop is likely to be the least crowded. I'm not supposed to go into their house, so will sanitise it all in the car. Flippin' virus!

Take good care of yourselves whatever the day brings.

Ashcombe Wed 23-Dec-20 06:57:21

Great news re your vaccination, Dwmxwg!
Sorry about your lorry invasion grandMattie but lovely to hear good news about DGD1 and Iris!
Scentia: You may well regret asking for the joke....

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

"In honour of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven."

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a candle," he said.
“You may pass through the pearly gates," Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They're bells."
Saint Peter said, "You may pass through the pearly gates."

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's glasses.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just what do those symbolise?"

The man replied, "They're Carol's."

Groans all round!!

baubles Wed 23-Dec-20 07:00:11

Good morning Mick, morning all from dark and dreary S Lanarkshire.

Mick, it sounds as if you had an upsetting day, perhaps it would be wise to have a chat with the GP?

The situation in Kent looks awful for those poor drivers grandMattie.

We have to collect our M&S order this morning, I’ve ordered a few nice things to eat over the Christmas period.

DD is getting a little concerned about the fact that the children won’t be back in school till January 18th at the very earliest, homeschooling from the 11th. She works from home in a very busy, stressful job. How is it possible to work with four children including a one year old in the house? I’m trying not to worry for her but it’s difficult.

DH is still shingling on, the rash looks really angry now but is beginning to blister.

Wishing everyone a peaceful day.

Scentia Wed 23-Dec-20 07:06:01

😂😂 great joke Ashcombe. I will tell that one today!!

Nortsat Wed 23-Dec-20 07:09:51

Good morning Mick and the GM team from east London, where it is still very dark.

We have our final groceries delivery today, with the turkey and the veg, so I hope everything is ok.

Our neighbour appeared at the door yesterday with a Christmas basket, continuing chocolates, sparking grape juice, chocolate biscuits and other treats. It was so kind but quite embarrassing.
This is the second gift that has caught us on the hop. A friend sent us an Afternoon Tea Box, with all the contents for a lovely tea: cake, scones, clotted cream, jam, mince pies, sparking grape juice etc etc.
We have got so many treats, we will have to redistribute some of them, but as we can’t see most of the family, I think we’ll be enjoying them for quite a while.
I am trying hard to maintain some semblance of healthy eating ... and I am definitely not complaining ... everyone has been very kind.

I hope Cherry and Maryd had a restful night. Wishing Iris and family a happy time in the run up to Christmas. Thinking of the GNs with illness, worry or poorly family members. Good morning gilly.
Have a pleasant day all. 😎 🎄

grandMattie Wed 23-Dec-20 07:11:34

Love your joke, Ash.
My favourite very bad joke is “what’s the difference between a duck?”
“Both of its legs are not the same”. So meaningless as to be hilarious.

Nortsat Wed 23-Dec-20 07:12:03

Ashcombe ... that’s terrible ... 😎

Nortsat Wed 23-Dec-20 07:13:39

Mattie we’re in trouble now ... you and Ashcombe have set the tone for the day ...

BlueSapphire Wed 23-Dec-20 07:16:32

Hello and good morning everyone from a damp and foggy Northampton. Still dark outside so I have put myy Christmas lights on to brighten things up.

Grammaretto Wed 23-Dec-20 07:18:37

I chuckled at your joke Ashcombe
Every little helps at these dark times.

It feels cold here in the Scottish Borders.
I popped in to our community shop for milk and fruit and was told there was a hamper for me "from the family" . Such a lovely surprise.
The shops here are only closed for one day so I can't understand queues.
My swollen face from the abscess is a bit better this morning since I've been on antiBs. But my dentist has gone private since I was last there and wants to charge me nearly £400 to take my tooth out and give me a filling!
Have a nice day everyone.

Ashcombe Wed 23-Dec-20 07:18:39

Happy to oblige, Nortsat.
Forever the class clown, even when I was standing in front of one....! 🤣😂🤣

Lins1066 Wed 23-Dec-20 07:20:00

Good morning Mick and all. It is dark and dry at the moment here on the S Welsh coast. Good news that Iris has been out and about grandMattie that will have lifted the spirits for all of you. I iced our cake last night, did some rough snow peaks on top which Mr Lins said looked more like slush.
Hope Cherry and Marydollwill have a better day today. Thinking of all those with pain, worry and dashed Christmas plans. Take care everyone 🎄

Bellasnana Wed 23-Dec-20 07:27:10

Good morning from Malta. Weather much the same, damp but warm.

Last night there was an earthquake off Sicily which was felt in many parts of Malta. I didn’t feel a thing! All we need now is a plague of locusts.grin

Forty years ago today, whilst on holiday visiting my mum who lived in Malta, I met the man who became my husband and soulmate.

Mick your day sounded stressful yesterday. Maybe stay closer to home for the time being.

At the nail salon yesterday someone came in without a mask and proceeded to natter away, not keeping her distance. I felt more and more anxious until I had a quiet word with the owner who asked the girl to put her mask on.

Today I need to take my car for it’s first MOT as it is now five years old. Tax and insurance due next month, an expense I could do without really, but I’m not ready to give up the car yet so needs must.

granMattie, I saw all the lorries parked at Manston on the news. Many a time we passed there on our way to Broadstairs where my sister lived. Glad to hear Iris is out and about already.

Dwm congrats on your vaccination! Are you the first good morninger to get the jab I wonder?

Spoke to DGD yesterday. She’s excited about Christmas but little does she know that on Boxing Day she and her mum are flying to Washington DC to see her Aunty (DD1). Then she and DD1 are flying to LA and driving back to DC together. DD1 has to go and collect some of her personal possessions which she left in storage since her job in DC was temporary, but they have now asked her to stay on permanently so needs her stuff.

It will be a lovely adventure for the two of them, DD2 (mum of DGD) is not going with them as she has to be back in Florida for work.

Needless to say, I shall worry. Wish I could go with them. I love a road trip.🚘

Wishing you all the best day possible. Sorry this is so long.☀️

Sar53 Wed 23-Dec-20 07:28:49

Good morning everyone from a still dark Essex by the sea. The forecast says rain, again.
DD2 had her mole removed yesterday and was home by early afternoon. Now the wait for the biopsy results. Taking it easy and no lifting for the next few days, luckily 12 year old DGD is a big help especially with her nearly 3 year old sister.
DD1 rang last night, quite upset, as the only thing they had planned as a family has had to be cancelled because of torrential rain forecast for today. She has rebooked for the 2nd January but fears they may be in lockdown by then.
I too feel for all the lorry drivers stuck outside Dover, hopefully things may change for them today.
Take care everyone and have a safe Wednesday xx

BlueSapphire Wed 23-Dec-20 07:30:40

Pressed post far too soon, finger/stylus slip!

Things to get ready this morning as DS is coming to pick things up through the 'airlock' of my porch. I have a very large bag of presents for them plus a bag of goodies - homemade mince pies, sausage rolls and Christmas cake, plus a tub of chocolates. It will be nice to see him, albeit through glass. The first Christmas apart - although I have just remembered that they spent one Christmas in Sweden with his partner's family.

Then this afternoon DS-in-law will be picking me up to spend Christmas with them, dropping the cats off at the cattery on the way. Must tidy the house up before I go. I cooked them a ham yesterday, and they will get that plus the same goodies as DS.

Spent a pleasant afternoon yesterday watching the film 'High Society', which I love, and then watched the recent Peter Rabbit. It has cleared a bit of space on my tv box to record programmes over Christmas.

Take care please Mick and everyone, and stay safe for Christmas..

Viridian Wed 23-Dec-20 07:31:45

Morning everyone from a wet and dark south Cornwall. Great jokes! Mick have a chat with your doctor, please.

There are so many visitors in my town. They are so easy to spot. One pub is only allowing locals in, interestingly. But people are wearing masks and being careful and the atmosphere is good.

My 5 year old is coming for the day today. Last time she helped me make the axolotl. See pics. Strangest thing ever.

Have the best day possible all of you lovely people.

NanKate Wed 23-Dec-20 07:33:52

Morning Mick and All.

Rain due all morning here in South Bucks.

I’m worried about you Mick and your reluctance to get medical advice. I fully understand as I used to be like that, but now we are older we need to look after ourselves. You just need to ring your surgery explain your symptoms reminding them of your diabetes and ask for a telephone appointment. I know I may sound rather bossy but needs must.

Grammaretto that sounds an awful lot of money. I too go to a private dentist and think an extraction was about £175 and a filling under £100. Perhaps you need to check prices with other private dentists.

brook2704 Wed 23-Dec-20 07:35:27

Good morning everyone from Inverness, still dark and cold.
Thank you for the joke Ashcombe made me chuckle!
Nothing much planned today except I’m looking forward to seeing the DGC for a little while this afternoon whilst DD2 pops out for some last minute things. It’s the first day of the school holidays here and 2 days until the big day so they’re definitely on a high!
Have a lovely day Scentia and great news that Iris is out and about and looking gorgeous grandMattie
So pleased you got the jab dwmxwg 👍
I could have written the same about my DD baubles most of my conversation with her yesterday was around about the delay in schools returning and the home schooling required. Let’s hope it’s not for too long ..
Hope everyone finds something to enjoy today and take care whatever the day brings 💐