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Good Morning Wednesday

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12Michael Wed 21-Apr-21 06:07:19

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dry and slightly grey sky start here in Brackley this ,morning.
Today a quiet day with plenty of cycling on after a small shop locally .
Yesterdays downside of having to eat outside at pubs or cafes is vermin from pigeons , who tend to hang around areas where food is served , they could be virus carrier's.
Take Care ,

grandMattie Wed 21-Apr-21 06:33:59

Good morning from a frosty misty E Kent.
You’re lucky, Mick, with the pigeons. We have seagulls which are not only dirty but attack you!
Iris had a good consultation. 2 weeks of antibiotics, 2 weeks of screw turning (spanner time) to reach the desired 6cm lengthening! Very happy about that.
The gardener did a great job of clearing and chopping down yesterday. DH, who has been very sceptical about all this but went along with me, has suddenly realised what I was getting at. It will look lovely once planted up and matured for a couple of years.
Only laundry today. Half a mind about hanging it out as I get very cold, it’s misty and still...
I hope our Gramimgoes manage a day without too much sadness, pain or anxiety, some sunshine ☀️ a few flamingos 🦩 or flowers 💐. ❤️

Ashcombe Wed 21-Apr-21 06:44:01

Good morning, everyone, from Torbay where the sun looks as if it will soon overcome the cloud!

Last night we had a Zoom theatre committee meeting in which we discussed how reopening of our premises will occur. Government requires us to have QR signs or other means of Track and Trace in place until at least late September.

This morning I’ve been invited to participate in a special Zoom for a lady who is 100 years old! She is the mother of a friend from primary school and was a close friend of my late mother. Now in a care home, she has survived Covid and a broken hip in the past year! The Zoom depends on her son, the host, passing his lateral flow test this morning.

It’s so good to read of the days out being enjoyed by quite a few and I hope Marydoll had a trip without mishap......🤞It’s very encouraging news about dear Iris, grandMattie. What an example of courage in one so young!

Let’s hope for more lovely weather to enable us all to benefit from the chance to venture out if we are well enough. Enjoy whatever today brings! 🥰

Sar53 Wed 21-Apr-21 06:44:36

Good morning from Essex by the sea where it is again foggy. It didn't lift all day yesterday and we could hear the eerie sound of the ship's fog horns out in the estuary.
I have the second part of my deep cleaning at the dentist at 9, not something I am looking forward to.
DH is going to London to meet up with 3 ex work colleagues, the first time he will have seen them for nearly a year.
Later this morning I need to go and buy birthday cards and I think I will have a look in the charity shop if it is open. I have bags of things to donate but first I need to find out if they are accepting donations.
I hope you all find a 😁 today, take care xx

Urmstongran Wed 21-Apr-21 06:50:03

Good morning everyone from a dry and somewhat chilly south Manchester. I wondered why the Union flag at the church over the way was flying at full mast again then remembered it was HMTQ 95th birthday today. Her grandson Harry didn’t stay one extra day for it - he’s already in California. I like the saying about that place ... ‘when god shook the Tree of Life all the nuts fell there’. I heard that so many years ago & for some reason it stuck!

We are off to the Trafford Centre later to buy my new iPad. I have an appointment at the Genius Bar. They will set everything up for me & transfer all data across. Excellent. Then we are taking my stepfather to M&S Simply Food while we all get some groceries.

Good news indeed about Iris grandMattie. 👍

Hope Wednesday is good to us all. Keep safe everyone. Hands, face, space. x

Dwmxwg Wed 21-Apr-21 06:53:43

Good morning from north Surrey. Bit misty, murky out and forecast says not so warm today.
What a busy thread yesterday morning. Took me ages to catch up with everyone’s news and of course today I can’t remember who did what.
Sat out in the sunshine with mum and dad, they have a lovely little sun trap at the front of their bungalow which is in a side road, it is a quiet area but lots of interest from the birds and there are neighbours around and they are on a bus route so it all keeps them entertained.
On the way home we decided to do a big Supermarket shop. We never go together, not even pre Covid, so it made a change to do together.
DH washed car and then used the pressure washer to clean the buggy and high chair ready for when the youngest DGD comes to stay.
This morning I have PT and then booked to go the gym for half hour session on the bike. Home for breakfast and a shower and then meeting up with DS’s partner and DGDs for a walk and picnic.
Boys here tonight, mum usually brings them round after their tea so fun with them before bed.
Stil a few missing posters, hope all is well with them. Cherry I do hope you can find a solution to your problem neighbour, for both her and you. Auntieflo I hope your pain relief is working. Hope the antibiotics are working for Iris and the consultant appointment went well. Scentia what a lovely mum you are, hope that baby decides to come soon
Wishing all a good day

Sheepandcattle Wed 21-Apr-21 06:54:47

Good morning Mick and all from a sunny Wiltshire. I haven’t posted for a while as I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed and anxious, mostly about the farm and, when I feel like that, I tend to retreat into myself. However, I’m feeling more positive now. The good news is that Bogdon the bull is now hugely improved - I think the horrid abscess he had in his hoof just took longer to heal than any of us realised. It does leave the problem that, since buying Nobby, we now have 2 bulls where we only need one, but it’s a nicer dilemma than having a very sick bull. Popeye the lamb is well. She won’t ever be able to see out of her injured eye but she’ll manage well with just the one seeing eye. She has turned into a real character - she’s weaned off the bottle now but still likes to climb onto my lap for a cuddle when I’m feeding the others! She won’t ever be leaving the farm! I can’t remember if I wrote about Olive the lamb before? She is a lamb that developed a spinal abscess when she was 3 weeks old which left her paralysed in all legs. She has been having a long course of antibiotics and has slowly been gaining feeling back in her legs. She can now, after 3 weeks, walk with me just supporting her hips. I hope that she’ll soon be independently walking. It’s been a long slog but hopefully she’ll have a good outcome.
We are desperately short of grass here as no rain for ages. Its a big worry.
Other than farm news, I had a flying trip to Gloucester at the weekend to finally see GD1 and GS and my youngest son and DiL. It was such a joy to spend the day with them all in their garden. I hadn’t seen them since September so it was all the more special. Lucky me!
Wishing you all a happy Wednesday.

Dwmxwg Wed 21-Apr-21 06:57:15

Crossed posts GrandMattie, good news about Iris

Gagagran Wed 21-Apr-21 06:58:34

Morning all from a 6c south coast. That's the warmest it's been for some time and the sky is bright and clear. Still needing some rain but nothing in the forecast. My poor hydrangeas are looking crispy.

The builders were on site from 7.30am to 6.45 pm yesterday and worked really hard. They put new rafters in the garages and laid all but one of the thick polycarbonate sheets which form the new roof. They will be back today to fit the last sheet, fall pipe and guttering and build up the parapet at the front.

Glad to hear that Iris is doing so well. She will feel very odd when the cage is finally removed and might think she is going to float away!

Hope the day is a good one for us all sunshine

grandMattie Wed 21-Apr-21 07:02:54

Urms, the transfer of stuff from one iPad to the other really is very easy, just need someone who knows what they’re doing. In my case, it was DS2 who did it! Good luck. 🤞
Hi sheep, I wondered where you’d gone. Sorry about the black dog, it’s horrible isn’t it. Great news about all your invalids. Once Bogdon is where he should be, perhaps you could sell him. Nobby is doing a sterling job by the sound of it. Popeye sound a real character as is brave little Olive. ❤️

Nannagarra Wed 21-Apr-21 07:13:55

Good morning from the Sefton coast where it is overcast and rather chilly.
Yesterday I did more cycling, donated to charity shops (but came back with plants) and delivered baby clothes I’ve made for prems. The local florist’s window caught my attention - I hope you can make out the subject. There’s probably a setting on my phone to eliminate reflection...😉
Hats off to Iris who continues to be so brave.
Have the best day you can everyone.


GrannyGravy13 Wed 21-Apr-21 07:20:10

Morning Mick and all

Sun is breaking through, Sar hope the dental appointment goes well, as we are just up the estuary I am surprised you didn’t see the sun yesterday the fog/mist cleared here and we had sun. Good news of Iris .

Off to the gym this morning then M & S food hall, if the big Next looks empty I will
have a mooch!

What would we do without our electronic gadgets and the geniuses who sort them out for us 🤣 Urms

Take care and keep safe folks 🙋‍♀️🦩

Jaxjacky Wed 21-Apr-21 07:20:22

Good morning all from S Hants, high cloud and +5. Good to see you Sheep I feel your lack of rain. grandMattie and Iris ‘marches’ on, well done her!
I too have the dentist today Sar I detest it and I may need an extraction, I’m fervently hoping not, good luck with yours. Ashcombe you’re becoming the zoom queen! And Urmstongran enjoy your new whizzy tech.
After the dreaded tooth person I’ll be sowing more in the greenhouse, then watering. My friend may call up for a garden coffee.
I’m hoping Cherry has found some help for her neighbour and hence her.
Have a good day all, with a 🦩or two, 🍀for muse.

brook2704 Wed 21-Apr-21 07:20:50

Good morning everyone from Inverness where it’s a lovely bright sunny start to the day.
Great news about Iris GM and I hope Cherry has had a better night
Another fun filled packed day DWM - enjoy!
Well the day has eventually arrived for my hair appointment! I’m going this morning to sort out the colour and have it cut as it’s really out of shape and straggly looking. I’ll be putting on proper clothes and a bit of make up too so I’ll be all glammed up but nowhere to go!
Hope the building work continues to go well Gaga and hope the iPad is sorted ok urms
Thinking of everyone with worries and struggles, hope today is gentle and take care all whatever the day brings 💐

Gelisajams Wed 21-Apr-21 07:21:27

A quick Good Morning from Morecambe Bay where it’s sunny again and the birds are singing. I’m off to Keswick gardening shortly so I’ll catch up tonight. Take care and stay safe everyone 🌸🦩

Susan56 Wed 21-Apr-21 07:22:20

Good morning from Shropshire.

We had a lovely day yesterday looking after DGS1.He has grown up a lot in just a few weeks.It usually takes him a few days to settle into nursery after having his mummy and daddy home for the school holidays but on Monday he ran in happily.His talking is getting better by the day, latest catchphrases are oh my goodness and actually grandma!

The saga of the awning continues.I knew DH had something on his mind.He isn’t happy with how heavy it is and doesn’t want to put it up so today we will be looking for a large garden parasol instead.It looks like the awning will be going to the tip😭I don’t think we can return it as there is nothing wrong with it just DH not happy with it😥Oh well, c’est la vie!

Good news that Iris had a good consultation and is doing well🌟

Good to see you back sheep and glad the invalids are recovering🐂🐑

I am really hoping that my dear friend Cherry has had a peaceful,restful night🙏🏻

Thinking of all with illness,struggles and worries about loved ones.

Have a good day all🌞🦩

Beechnut Wed 21-Apr-21 07:25:43

Good Morning all from Severnside. Dry and sunny here. I’m very late as I overslept this morning.

Good news about Iris and I’m keenly following your roof works Gagagran.

BeechNutella is joining me today after work so I’m going to try out a new fish pie recipe on her. Before she comes I’ve a bit of crafting to finish off and some ironing.

Have the best day you can all and enjoy the sunshine 🌻

NanKate Wed 21-Apr-21 07:26:13

Good morning Mick and All.

Bright sunshine but cold here in South Bucks.

It’s the Queen’s 95 birthday today. 💐🇬🇧

So pleased things are moving forward for young Iris.

Off to the Post Office to return some shoes that don’t fit. There is no end to the excitement in my life 😏 However I was encouraged by the PM saying there is work being done on tablets instead of jabs to fight Covid.

kittylester Wed 21-Apr-21 07:27:22

Good morning all from a cloudy but warmish North Leicestershire. We haven't had any April showers yet and it's almost May!

The decorators finished yesterday so I can start putting stuff back in the downstairs loo. The hall will have to wait for the floor which is being laid next week.

DH has his 2nd jab this morning and I have my Sainsbury's shop to complete.

Yesterday, I signed up for 2 on line Carer's Support Groups but there is the aim of having real live ones from the end of June. I can't wait to meet real live Carers again and see my co-workers.

Have the best day possible all.

Greyduster Wed 21-Apr-21 07:29:44

Good morning, Michael and all GNs. Cloudy in South Yorkshire this morning. My adventure with the new hairdresser turned out to be a pleasure. She's lovely and certainly knows her stuff. I think she's a keeper! She gave me a very good cut. Turns out she was in the year above my daughter at the same school.
Like Urmstongran we are off to the Genius Bar at Apple too today, but to see if they can put a new battery in my iPad which won't charge. It has died from a surfeit of Gransnet I think😉! Only problem is, we have to go to Meadowhall. I hate it, and it will take up most of the day including getting there and back.
Sheep it's good to have you back with us and feeling more yourself. With the weight of responsibility your farm brings, I'm not I surprised it gets on top of you from time to time. I hope we get some rain for the farmers round here too.
Have the best day you can folks and stay safe.

dragonfly46 Wed 21-Apr-21 07:35:07

Good morning from Misty Leicestershire.

Dog minding today - she is so small I am hoping we don’t lose her.

That’s a shame about the awning Susan. We have a huge one but it did take 3 strong men to fit it.

Wishing everyone a good day.

cornergran Wed 21-Apr-21 07:38:55

Morning Mick, morning All from a cloudy corner of Somerset. Sunshine promised later, the laundry will be pleased.

Usual Wednesday dust removal and grocery delivery, I also need (notice I didn’t say want) to steam clean some heavy curtains. Think I’d prefer the excitement of an Apple Genius Bar urms and greyd.

Good to see you sheepandcattle, excellent news about Iris grandmattie.

Hope Wednesday is gentle with us all. Look after yourselves.

Party4 Wed 21-Apr-21 07:41:28

Morning all from a dull looking West Yorks.
Pleased to hear you have the cycling to watch later Mick.
Iris has done so well bless her,amazing how children adapt in these circumstances she deserves a 🏅, sure the reward of successful treatment will be the trophy.
Scentia the last weeks of pregnancy are not easy going even without having added concerns and a cling on toddler.
I love to hear Sheepandcattles update of life on the farm takes me back to Sunday evenings yrs ago with James Herriot
maybe in another life that's where my life should have been.
Builders finished yest now waiting for skip and scaffolding to go and in honesty could do with a couple of nights of rainfall to wash everything down before we start cleaning and get outside ready summer.
All GCs (4) here after school do hope scaffolding has gone as keeping them confined in our little house last week was shall we say " challenging " if not then a walk into woods will entertain their late stay.
Take care everyone and those fortunate in having meet ups enjoy.

Ellianne Wed 21-Apr-21 07:49:02

Good morning everyone.
It's a lovely morning and the sea gulls are already squawking on the chimney pots.
Hope you have a nice day.

baubles Wed 21-Apr-21 07:54:41

Good morning Mick, morning all from South Lanarkshire where it’s bright and rather chilly.

Thanks for keeping us up to date with Iris’ progress gM

Good to have you back sheep.

Yesterday we finished off rejigging the part of the front garden between the drive and the path. DH laid a few slabs making the path into an L shape to join up the path and drive while the remaining space between them is now a rockery which I think will be really nice once the plants spread a little.

Today’s excitement will be the Sainsbury’s delivery then I’ll make a large pot of chilli, half of which I’ll take to DS tomorrow.

Good luck to the grans seeing dentists, doctors and Apple geniuses. Wishing everyone a peaceful day.