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12Michael Tue 05-Jan-21 06:33:31

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dark , but looks clear with a half moon in the sky above Brackley this morning, will be cold outside as well.
We wake up to new rules and a lockdown as per last March , so makes me wonder, will we be able to get take away meals from the Fish & Chip shop etc.
Take Care,
Mick

Scentia Tue 05-Jan-21 06:39:23

Good Morning all from East Staffordshire where it is still dark and feels cold 🥶
Mick I do believe the takeaway food will stay but not the alcohol, that’s how I read it anyway.
Work day today, as we are very busy on the production side there is no working from home for us today.
I think I am still ok to support my DD when she is alone whilst DH works offshore but will check with someone to be sure.
Take care everyone , stay safe and stay at home where it is much warmer anyway!!

Bellasnana Tue 05-Jan-21 06:41:20

Good morning Mick and everyone. It is fine weather here in Malta and no rain forecast for today.

Did absolutely nothing productive yesterday apart from a bit of cleaning. Must do better today. Definitely a walk to the shop for a few groceries. Think I might make some soup.

The news of another lockdown in the UK is very depressing. There seems no end in sight.

Stay safe everyone.☀️

Ashcombe Tue 05-Jan-21 06:46:52

Good morning, Mick, Scentia, Bellasnana and those to follow from a chilly Torbay.

The lockdown seems to have some aspects that are more relaxed (eg churches being open, if Covid secure, and social bubbles being permitted) but I’m not sure about takeaways. Let’s hope that this decision, coupled with the increasing availability of the vaccine, will reduce cases.

My picture shows that the wise men have almost reached their destination. We need the same inspiration of hope for a brighter future for us all that the Christ child held then.

baubles Tue 05-Jan-21 06:58:55

Good morning from cold, snowy S Lanarkshire.

Ashcombe churches here are closed again. Bellasnana it is depressing, so much more difficult to deal with in the dark days of winter.

DH has a kidney scan today, I can’t go with hi which is a pity, he gets a little bit nervous in these situations.

Other than that I have to do my online supermarket shop for tomorrow’s delivery but that’s about it for the day.

Hope it’s a peaceful one for you all.

Ashcombe Tue 05-Jan-21 07:04:08

I forgot to thank those who kindly wished me well for my hospital appointment yesterday. All went well, including a near empty bus taking me there (!) which felt safer than a taxi would have done! (Parking is a nightmare, as at many hospitals)

The check up was thorough with weight, height, BP, ECG and an echocardiogram being undertaken, all conducted with the utmost care and discretion by two young men. The results will be discussed with my cardiac consultant by a phone call to me at a later date.

grandMattie Tue 05-Jan-21 07:06:47

Good morning from
W Kent where the weather is vile.
Once again unto the breach, dear friends... Oh dear. I understand the reason but, oh, it seems endless. It is now 42 weeks since the original lockdown. A very long time.
Yes, Ash, today is the Epiphany. Hope mixed with sorrow.
I’m going out today for the first time in a week. Supermarket and to have my new glasses adjusted. I have complicated lenses and they need to be perfectly fitted.
Make sure this new setback doesn’t discombobulate you, stay cheerful. Starch that upper lip, use your neck brace for keeping the old chin up and have the best day possible. Spring isn’t that far off. X

Dwmxwg Tue 05-Jan-21 07:23:14

Good morning Mick and all GMs from cold (no frost) north Surrey
Thank you all for your kind thoughts for DH, he is truly touched by them
Time to batten down the hatches again (not too different to how we have already been), think we knew it was coming. Will need to have another video call with sisters to discuss how we can continue to support parents between us
Dog walk today and bit of ironing to do. Have made a start on my 4000 piece jigsaw, it’s ok but there are just so many pieces and I haven’t opened one of the (3) bags yet!
Stay safe everyone and hope all have a good day

GrannyGravy13 Tue 05-Jan-21 07:28:01

Good morning Mick and all

Dark and cold here in S E Essex!!!
Granny duties today for the 5yr old and 1yr old, hopefully GrandpaGravy shall be able to access his online school work whilst I wrap up and take the little one out in their pram. Washing machine engineer should be coming today also (the laundry is piling up)!!!!

Keep safe, well and warm folks 🙋‍♀️

Beechnut Tue 05-Jan-21 07:35:09

Good Morning everyone from Severnside it is dry with swiftly moving clouds.

I need to write a ‘honey do’ list for myself. I can then see that I have at least achieved something in this latest lockdown.

Take care all and stay warm and safe 🌷

Jaxjacky Tue 05-Jan-21 07:36:05

Good morning Mick and all from a cold, dark S Hants, due to be very cold today. Up early as DH back to work, when I see a bit of light, I’ll be off to the farm shop. Not a lot else planned, I’ll try and shift out for a quick walk later, the enthusiasm is waning, partly because I find it boring and partly because it’s cold! DD went back to work in school yesterday with DGS, DGD was on an inset day, now all at home again, DD did say a lot of staff were uncomfortable being there.
Wishing you all a gentle day, we did it before, we can do it again, 🤞for the last time.

Grammaretto Tue 05-Jan-21 07:42:22

Good morning all from the Scottish Borders. It's snowing so I won't be going out at all.
I'm glad your hospital appt went smoothly Ash.
I am sure takeaways will stay open Mick
I wonder what the future holds.

kittylester Tue 05-Jan-21 07:44:15

Good morning all! North Leicestershire is very cold again.

Not a lot happening here today!! That's a change!!

Enjoy your days everyone.

12Michael Tue 05-Jan-21 07:49:05

One thing I forgot to Mention , I am gradually going through my Parsley Box meals, and finding them tasty, if done in microwave at the right setting , will re order more in a few weeks.
Mick

brook2704 Tue 05-Jan-21 07:56:37

Good morning everyone from Inverness, waking up again to a bit more overnight snow which isn’t going anywhere. I think the temperature here hasn’t got much above zero for the last few days 🥶
Yesterday plans changed when DD2 messaged to say she was walking into town with the DGC to visit the park and did we want to come. It was nice to be asked so off we went and had a good time even though it was icy underfoot.. When we were walking back by the river we saw an otter playing in the water, it was lovely to see and the first time I’ve seen one in the River Ness. Then we found out about the new lockdown rules so I’m pleased we went out when we did
Both of my DDs like so many others will be working from home now and trying to juggle working with homeschooling so I don’t envy them, they’re both worried about their jobs too....let’s all hope this vaccine hurries up and there’s no hiccups with the roll out
Hope everyone finds something to enjoy today, take care all whatever the day brings 💐

NanKate Tue 05-Jan-21 07:57:29

Good morning Mick and All.

Cloudy and cold in South Bucks.

Thank you Ashcombe for the lovely picture. It was just what I needed. I don’t know why I feel a bit shocked by a return to another Lockdown, it was inevitable.

Today I have my WI Zoom. I have a 10 minute slot to play and talk about a piece of music that means something to me. I have chosen the Prologue to the 1961 musical Westside Story. My father ran a cinema company and we lived in Stratford upon Avon at the time, so that is where my love of films and the theatre came from. He was invited (with all the family) to the Premiere in Birmingham. I imagined it would be an occasion of champagne and photographers, in reality it was tea and biscuits at the matinee. My teenage self was mesmerised by the colourful clothes and fabulous dancing and singing. At the end of the film the audience broke out into spontaneous applause. 👏 what a great memory. The film is available on Netflix now. Happy days.

Pantglas2 Tue 05-Jan-21 07:57:51

Morning all from a dry north Wales where I’m enjoying the chamberpot in bed as DH has a delivery from builders merchants and he did the necessary......😉

Such depressing news for England and Scotland (we’ve gotten used to lockdown, Firebreak, here in Wales) and it’s hard to see that light of hope amongst the dark and gloom😟. Hurry with the jabs 💉💉 and keep disinfecting and distancing is my go to happy 😃 place!

Sorry to hear so many under the weather etc but good that you’re getting appts/treatments sorted, Baubles, Ashcombe et al x

Will pop in later and read about your bizzinesses, birthdays and yes, even the boring bits, such is my own life at the moment 🤨

Sar53 Tue 05-Jan-21 08:01:24

Good morning from another wet and miserable day in Essex by the sea.
It feels like groundhog day, again.
I have an opticians appointment this morning which I assume will go ahead, must check before I leave.
My granddaughter had a lovely birthday yesterday, there was a Facetime call, video and lots of pictures. She had a Frozen/Unicorn themed birthday tea, oh to be three !!!
Another lockdown is not where we want to be, but we can do this and come out the other side. Look after yourselves, stay safe and try and find something positive every day.
Much love and best wishes to you all xxx

Pittcity Tue 05-Jan-21 08:02:01

Good morning from a dark,damp,cold Colchester.
A trip to Lidl, which is 5 minutes walk from us, is today's highlight.
The postie is bringing the last of my sale bargains and my regular prescription.
I've had a plea from DD, who is a Royal Mail manager, to ask everyone to stop ordering unnecessary items that are delivered via Royal Mail so that they can concentrate on getting vital supplies and letters out and get through the huge backlog.

Mick we get our takeaways delivered at least once a week to help support local business.

Gagagran Tue 05-Jan-21 08:06:27

Morning Mick and everyone. 1.8c here on the south coast this morning so no freezing roofs and cars seem frost free.

District nurse came early yesterday and changed DH's catheter which gave him some relief. She said it was definitely an infection causing his problem but the antibiotics would kick in quickly as they are very strong - and she was right. We both slept better so feel much more ourselves today. DH has no pain now and we are just hoping that continues. I am making sure he drinks lots of water too.

Thinking of Charleygirl this morning as she says goodbye to her beloved cat, Tara. It's never easy. I still miss the cats we have had in the past.

Keep warm and stay safe everyone.

Nortsat Tue 05-Jan-21 08:13:42

Good morning Mick and the GM team from east London, where the daylight is creeping across the sky.

I think today is the day to take the tree down. I noticed a number of houses still have theirs up, on my walk yesterday. It adds cheer on these cheerless days.

I might make fish pie for supper ... that seems like a January type meal.

My partner is teaching on Zoom all morning and then has Zoom exercise. I will have my walk before lunch.

Thinking of those facing challenges today and those with appointments and tests. Have a good day, all. 😎

dragonfly46 Tue 05-Jan-21 08:17:26

Good morning from cloudy Leicestershire.

Had a bit of a wobble yesterday as there doesn’t seem much point in carrying on!

Zoom book group this evening - wish I had read the book!

Nortsat Tue 05-Jan-21 08:19:08

Sar how lovely that your DGD enjoyed her ‘Frozen/Unicorn themed birthday tea. The magic of being three ...

cornergran Tue 05-Jan-21 08:24:00

Morning Mick, morning All from a dry, cold corner of Somerset. Grocery delivery, a call from an assessment clinic and dust removal will fill the day here. Not sure how I feel this morning, resigned maybe. We feel so fortunate to have seen family at the weekend. Thinking ahead Mr C has 17 jigsaws to re-work, he’ll be happy. I’m planning to look for an on-line course to keep my head occupied. Must remember to move sometimes!

Pleased your husband is more comfortable gagagran. That party sounds just right for your granddaughter sar, it’s a magical age. Wonderful memory to share nankate. I’m also thinking about Charley this morning, a hard one for her.

Best move or the dust will still be with us. Take care everyone. Hope we all find a smile today.

NannyJan53 Tue 05-Jan-21 08:25:46

Good morning from a dull and cloudy Black Country.

Not much change here as far as I can see, except schools are closed.

No real plans today, there is a pile of ironing looking at me hmm. May go for a walk, but as others have mentioned, my enthusiasm for that is waning. Oh for some warmer weather, it would make such a difference.

I had a letter last week inviting me to make an appointment for a Mammogram (about 9 months late). I am wondering if they will delay that now? I must ring today to see what they say.

Good luck with your presentation today NanKate I am sure it will be very interesting

Glad to hear your appointment went well Ashcombe

Wishing you all the best day possible.