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Good Morning Saturday

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12Michael Sat 27-Mar-21 06:14:14

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dry and bright outside here in Brackley this morning .
Today for me maybe do an early small shop , and then watch TV , with cycling on later as well.
Also later put the clocks forward an hour as well, plans to get a 2 course Chinese take away later also.
But with Lockdown restrictions coming in on Monday , and the opportunity to use the bus and visit places like Buckingham ,and bicester are on the cards .
Take Care,

grandMattie Sat 27-Mar-21 06:21:42

Good morning from a sunny ☀️ E Kent.
Wow, sounds like you will be celebrating,*Mick*. Make sure you stay safe.
Nothing on today. A call to my friend in the care home. All the residents have been isolating in their rooms as one of the (vaccinated) carers has tested +ve.
Dad called yesterday. She told me that Iris has decided to do a sponsored walk (on her crutches) to raise money for Bristol Children’s hospital. The walk will be round Bristol harbour, about three miles. It will probably take her some 3 hours. She asked if she could rest her arms after every mile! They get very tired. Bless her, courageous little thing! She will need those flamingos 🦩🦩🦩🦩
Don’t forget the clocks tonight.
Have a good day.

grandMattie Sat 27-Mar-21 06:23:31

Forgot - I wanted to send everyone these...

Ashcombe Sat 27-Mar-21 06:24:06

Good morning everyone from a dry but rather chilly Torbay at only four degrees! I’m glad folks liked my photos yesterday and found the links interesting. It’s always good to receive feedback. My DH (safely 400 miles distant!!) says I’m like a collie as I thrive on praise! Don’t we all?!

I’m impressed by those of you who iron bed linen as lately, I’ve found that ironing has a low priority for me. It used to be one of the few household tasks I enjoyed but the effort for arthritic joints of erecting the board these days often leads me to smooth out items I would have ironed and fold them carefully to eliminate the need for it. What an admission! In summer, it will be less easy to avoid, not least as I hope to be socialising more.

Gagagran: It’s heartening that your DH is enjoying being in the garden and lovely to anticipate a visit from your bright, young DGD1 with lots of tales of her university life! I’m impressed by your walking of the SW coastal path, brook2704. Maybe, when you return to complete it, we could meet for refreshments. I know some good pubs and restaurants overlooking the views I posted yesterday! Scentia: W.M.Safari Park was a favourite day out when our children were young so I'm sure you’ll enjoy it next month. 🐯🐵🐒🐘🦒

dragonfly46: what sad news about your friend's husband! 💐Another to include in prayers with Stilllearning and her bereaved friend plus Tanith, whose grandson, Louis, is making good progress after surgery. 🙏 I donned a hat in his honour yesterday when I ventured out to have my nitrogen filled tyres checked and fill up with petrol for the first time since November!

Nannytopsy: I’ll be interested to hear how the smart meter fitting goes as I’m due to have one fitted by Good Energy next Thursday, 1st April!

Thank you for all your kind comments re DH's vaccination but in France bureaucracy seems to slow things down. Younger friends of his have randomly received a vaccination if at their doctor's for other reasons. They lack the coordination which we have with the NHS. Nevertheless, it should happen soon for him, possibly through his pharmacist. I’m glad Marydoll received a supportive response from her GP.

That’s enough rambling from me .....! Happy weekend and sunnier skies to follow, according to our esteemed meteorologists! 😀👍🥰

Gagagran Sat 27-Mar-21 06:25:13

Good Morning Mick and all who follow. It's a clear, bright morning here on the south coast but only 1.4c on my weather station. Should soon warm up when the sun gets going.

Another outing for me this morning but only to collect DH's scrip and my Ready Reads from the library. Also need to get a birthday card for my 10 years older sister, on the Isle of Man, who will be 87 on 12 April. She has been like a second Mum to me all my life and I hope it's not too long before I can go and see her again.

It seems hardly any time since we put the clocks back and here we go again, putting them all forward. I wish we could just leave them alone!

Hope the day is a good one for us all. sunshine

Dwmxwg Sat 27-Mar-21 06:26:48

Good morning all, feels cold here in north Surrey, but clear skies.
DH seeded the lawn yesterday where the dog has dug holes. The challenge will be to give it a chance to grow and keep the dog off the garden for the next few weeks. Will mean lots of walks round the block.
Managed to get most of the cleaning done yesterday.
Dog walk and visit to mum and dad this morning and eye clinic appointment this afternoon.
I have a kitchen cupboard which hold medicines and bits and pieces and needs a good sort out so will do that today too.
Takeaway tonight, probably Indian.
Wishing all a good Saturday.

Ashcombe Sat 27-Mar-21 06:27:40

A beautiful photo, grandMattie. What a wonderful gesture from Iris! If a Go Fund Me link (or similar) is available, please post on here so contributions could be made by her GM GN fans! She is a very special young lady. 🥰

Beechnut Sat 27-Mar-21 06:28:18

Good Morning everyone from Severnside. It’s a bright start and if the bedroom window wasn’t so filthy I would need to have my sunglasses on.

My favourite daughter is coming today and if my bike is ok we will go out for a ride and have a fish pie later. We like to do something together on her dad’s birthday. This time last year we could only FaceTime and raise a toast. Hopefully next year things will be different.

I was driving along yesterday and all of a sudden I couldn’t see where I was going. There was a cloud burst for about a mile and I didn’t like that very much.

Take care and have a good day all 🌸🎉🏍

Nannytopsy Sat 27-Mar-21 06:29:36

Good morning Mick & grandMattie. I am awake far too early because of cramp. I may well go back to sleep 😊.
You sound like you are looking forward to your trips next week Mick. Iris will need to rest her arms doing 3 miles, bless her.
It’s sunny here in Suffolk but still quite windy. We shall go to DS’s for DGD’s birthday. I always feel I have to justify contact - we are their childcare bubble.
I hope the day is kind to everyone.

grandMattie Sat 27-Mar-21 06:29:58

Ash, don’t feel guilty about not ironing. Once when Iris was about 4, her mother needed to iron some ecclesiastical garment, put out the ironing board and was asked “What’s that?”
I iron because I enjoy the result. I have the great good fortune of not being remotely arthritic, which helps. Also because of my sewing, the ironing board is always up in my sewing room/study.
So pleased for you that you are getting close to reuniting with your DH. Must be hard..

Dwmxwg Sat 27-Mar-21 06:33:10

GrandMattie I would also like to sponsor Iris if possible. She is a ⭐️

Nannytopsy Sat 27-Mar-21 06:35:54

Lots of people posted while I was typing! Morning all!
Ashcombe the meter fitting was very quick, about 40 minutes, and went smoothly. The chap wore a mask and stayed at a distance. Good luck with yours.

cornergran Sat 27-Mar-21 06:44:27

Morning Mick, morning All from a bright and very breezy corner of Somerset.

It’s a wait and see day for us, no idea what we’ll be doing, something will occur I’m sure. Little sleep for me so pleased nothing needing either energy or concentration is planned.

That seems a long way for Iris grandmattie, good for her. Feeling sad for maw this morning. Hope you slept marydoll, what a difference the ‘right’ doctor makes.

Take care everyone. Hope Saturday is kind to us all.

Susan56 Sat 27-Mar-21 06:53:35

Good morning from Shropshire where it looks like it’s going to be a brighter day.

My granddaughter is another who was very puzzled by the ironing board and iron!I don’t understand how they always look so neat when they don’t iron anything!

Nothing planned for today.My mum will phone at 11.She always phoned her mum at 11 on a Saturday and now phones me.We won’t have much to say today as her GP phoned me to arrange her second vaccination yesterday so when I phoned to tell her we caught up on all the news not that there was much.She gets very cross if I am ever going anywhere on a Saturday morning which obviously isn’t an issue at the moment🙄

Mary, I’m glad you were able to speak to your favourite GP and that he was so supportive💐

Cherry, hope you are doing ok💐

Have a good day all.Thinking of Auntieflo, the Panaches,tanith and Louis,maw and all others with illness,sadness and worries🦩🌞

Sar53 Sat 27-Mar-21 06:58:00

Good morning everyone from a bright and sunny Essex by the sea. It looks beautiful outside, blue skies and no clouds.
We went to a local supermarket yesterday so DH could buy Easter eggs for his grandchildren and we bumped into both of his daughters, shopping independently. It was a nice surprise as I haven't seen either of them since before Christmas. We stopped for a quick catch up but it was not really the place for a long chat.
No concrete plans today, hopefully get out for a walk later.
Have the best Saturday you can and find a 😁 xx

Beauregard Sat 27-Mar-21 07:06:33

Good morning all from Derbyshire. Clear blue sky here but a little chilly. I admit to not paying much attention yesterday when the weather presenter said the word "snow", thinking they must have meant on the mountains or far northern isles. But there it is...a fine scattering of icy snow over the garden.

My friend cancelled our walk yesterday, but not before I'd been shopping and bought her a flower planter for her birthday present! Hopefully it will still be ok when we rearrange for next week. At least I didn't get the bouquet of cut flowers I almost bought her! Instinct told me to go for the one with roots as it would last longer.

Today DH is planning to uncover the patio furniture and have a tidy up in readiness for up to six people being able to meet in the garden from Monday. I'll retreat into the greenhouse and sow some more seeds. Monty was sowing Dahlias on GW so I'll get mine sown too.

HannahLoisLuke I loved the bird box you painted.
Well done to Iris for her plans to do a sponsored walk.

Thinking of Auntieflo, dragonfly and her friend, and all who are going through sad and difficult times flowers

Marydoll flowers

GrannyGravy13 Sat 27-Mar-21 07:12:22

Good morning Mick and all

Middle son and his wife are getting their jabs today (41 & 40) , they have no underlying conditions I guess their GP is just ahead of the game (the one near you Sar53
Iris sounds like a very determined young lady grsndMattie

As it’s the weekend I have nothing planned other than popping down the road to local butchers, no idea what I fancy though 🤣

Keep safe and well folks 🙋‍♀️

brook2704 Sat 27-Mar-21 07:17:32

Good morning everyone from Inverness where we’ve got a lovely sunny but quite cold start to the day, with a bit of overnight frost, no snow here Beauregard but I expect it’s still on the hills . Good news about some restrictions being lifted in Wales today, another step forward back to some normality.

Good luck to Iris GM what a star! Thank you for the picture, what flower is it please? It looks lovely and delicate
Nothing planned again today, I might pop to DD garden to see what the little ones are up to - always brightens my day. No ironing ever done here - everything just smoothed out 😂
Oh dear I had a mum like that Susan always phoned every evening with nothing much to say, the conversation was always the same. I do miss that contact now though, although I didn’t enjoy it at the time .
Try not to think that you have to justify contact with your DS and DGD nannytopsy you’ve made a support bubble and there’s nothing wrong with that.
It’s a date Ashcombe, we hope to be back one day ...
Hope the eye clinic appt is ok dwm and you get sorted
Thinking of everyone with worries and struggles, take care all whatever the day brings 💐

nanna8 Sat 27-Mar-21 07:18:54

Hi everyone. We had our vaccines today, so far so good but the lady at the door was very snappy. Overtired I guess. Nothing much planned this evening because we didn’t know what the effects on us would be. Off to make dinner now, just spag boll with some green capsicum and grated cheese. Maybe hold on the wine tonight.

Scentia Sat 27-Mar-21 07:27:33

Good Morning all from East Staffordshire where the sun has got his hat on 🌞
I have a second appointment at the chiropractor so will feel like goodness knows what tomorrow.
Grandmattie. If you are allowed and the powers that be don’t have an issue then little Iris will get lots of support on a just giving page from all your Good Morningers! If they say no I am happy to get a PM with details😁 you will be proud I am sure.
You may not be quite as proud of my first effort at quilting, I am halfway through sewing the buttons on, it looks ok but some of my squares are out of line!!!😂😂
Take care everyone and enjoy this improved weather, it can only get better.
Clocks tonight- YAY 😁

Kalu Sat 27-Mar-21 07:38:16

Good morning all from Glasgow. Grey, wet and only 2deg.

What a tense match last night’s rugby was. Phew! Congratulations to Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

My favourite time of year with the clock going forward and the promise of Spring ahead, bringing the garden back to life.

Have a pleasant day all, hoping you find something which gives you pleasure along the way.

grandMattie Sat 27-Mar-21 07:39:29

Brook, it is a flowering currant, up close and personal.
Thank you for offering to sponsor Iris. I think the safest and wisest thing would be to pm me and I’d give you the link.

Kalu Sat 27-Mar-21 07:42:59

What a fabulous first attempt Scentia! I really can’t see how you could improve upon such a pretty quilt.

grandmajet Sat 27-Mar-21 07:47:53

Good morning from a lovely bright Nottinghamshire. I can hear the birds singing through the bedroom window as I type and drink my cup of tea, courtesy of himself. Everybody sounds brighter today - the weather, or maybe the hope of seeing loved ones soon.

It’s my youngest grandson’s 9th birthday - we can see them for a distanced hello but will long for a hug.

We tend to iron quite a lot of things too. We have one set of bed linen that doesn’t seem to need it and we try to get that one dried and back on the same day! I love that some little ones don’t know what an ironing board is!

I’m another who would like to support Iris in her efforts. I hope you can let us know how.

Mmm, fish pie, Beechnut. Yum. We’re having liver casserole to boost my iron intake - I had a bit fried yesterday too. I don’t mind it, but it’s not fish pie!

Enjoy the sunshine everyone.

maydonoz Sat 27-Mar-21 07:58:42

Good morning all from a bright and sunny Welwyn, Herts although I think it's cold at the moment, maybe it will warm up a bit later.
Today I need to do a small shop for special items that DH probably wouldn't be able to find.
A trip to M&S is called for, all my bras are worn out and desperately need new ones, trouble is I can never remember my size and I don't think they will be doing the measuring service so will see. Also need a few bits from Aldi if I can stop there as well, but Saturday is always busy and best avoided.
Next week being half term will be busy as I will have both DGC and DH will be busy elsewhere, but the day passes quickly until I can give them back!
Wishing all of you a lovely Saturday whatever you're doing, mustn't forget to put the clocks forward, at least the mobile is automatic.