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Good Morning Tuesday 12th September 2023

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Michael12 Tue 12-Sep-23 05:32:20

Good Morning Everyone,
A dark but dry start here in brackley this morning .
Yesterday I did catch the bus to Bicester and will do a similar journey today .
Returning to lunch and then the final week of the Vuelta starting today as well .
Take Care,

kittylester Tue 12-Sep-23 08:03:14

Good morning all from a wet North Licestershire.

Today I am off to choir. It is called 'Sing it Happy' and it works for me! Today is our leader's 40th birthday (remember those?) so we are visiting rhe pub on the way home. We will probably be even happier when we leave.

Gingster Tue 12-Sep-23 08:04:07

Good morning all and it’s cooler and overcast . A relief from that heat!

Today I have play reading and need to go early to help /support the lady who runs it. Last time it was rather chaotic!
Theyre a funny old group - abit ‘dry’ if you know what I mean ! 😒.

I’ll come back for a quick lunch with dh and then I’m off to Bridge Club.

Hope all poorlies are improving and worried or sad can find something to smile about. 🌻

BlueSapphire Tue 12-Sep-23 08:05:23

Good morning everyone from a grey and overcast Northampton, rain forecast later,.so not sure whether our group will be walking or not.

A very full yoga class yesterday; it's been ages since we had so many- much moving to fit everyone in!
Cut the front grass after lunch and pulled up a few weeds. I must dig over the patch at the front where the new fence is, and think of something to do with it; it looks rather messy at the moment.
Continued my very long book after that exertion- my Kindle tells me I am 70% through it now!

Hoover upstairs this morning; didn't get round to it yesterday.
Will see what the weather is like at lunchtime, and decide to walk - or not.

Plain simple fare for dinner, probably bacon egg and chips, which I don't often have - I shall slice a baking potato and have home-made oven chips. is kind to all.

Liberty Tue 12-Sep-23 08:07:24

Good morning from a cloudy Suffolk with rain forecast later. I’m hoping this forecast is right.

I had a lovely time with my friend yesterday although the main purpose of my visit,applying for our Indian visas, couldn’t happen. In spite of the website implying that you could apply for a tourist E visa for up to a 30 day stay, up to 120 days in advance, the website wouldn’t let us input our date of arrival.

Another try on another day. We had a good catch up and lunch in the pub at the bottom of her road and on the local train to her station,I met someone I knew from my working days.

Today I must spend reading papers for a whole day Teams meeting. This is a monthly commitment I have which links with my earlier career and I very much enjoy it and hope my many years of working in the same field makes a useful contribution.

Urmstongran Tue 12-Sep-23 08:07:25

Good morning everybody. It’s chucking it down here in south Manchester and it’s only going to reach a high of 16°C later.

Here’s Matt.

Gwenisgreat Tue 12-Sep-23 08:09:04

Good morning all from damp Scarborough. Today we are going home!!
You are very brave helping with toddlers GrandMattie they can be very demanding and tiring.
That sounds an interesting move LauraN. Good Luck with it!
I had wanted to go home yesterday to attend my art group today, but DHwanted to stay til tomorrow, so we’ve compromised. Yesterday we did an interesting bus trip, but both DH and Sis IL relied on me to find the buses they wanted which was a trip to Pickering, then the Coastliner to Whitby,then te Coastliner back to Scarborough. I got the first bus wrong and we had an hour to wait! They checked further buses!! The scenery was beautiful, we went through ‘heartbeat’ countryside and not much had changed!
Have the best day possible folks

Jaxjacky Tue 12-Sep-23 08:10:09

Morning from an overcast S Hampshire.
Good you’re getting back into your routine Mick.
You’re brave gMattie often toddler groups are held in big echoey halls too, accentuating the noise.
Glad MrC had a clear check up corner perhaps you can relax a little now, sad you have other frustrations.
Volunteer phones yesterday were odd, more like directory inquiries, people asking all sorts of odd questions.
ENT appointment today re my nosebleeds, parking will be an issue.
Thoughts with those struggling today, some every day.

grandMattie Tue 12-Sep-23 08:13:51

I believe you all think I’m braver that I really am. The children are supervised by their mums. I just keep an eye on the door for escapees and help putting out and tidying up. Nevertheless, the noise is ferocious and rather tiring.

Susan56 Tue 12-Sep-23 08:14:24

Good morning from Dumfries.Slightly cooler than at home🥶

We will explore locally today.

Grandmabatty we are going to go to the Falkirk wheel and the Kelpies tomorrow.It’s a bit of a trek but both things we want to see.

Have the best day you can everyone🌺🦩

ginny Tue 12-Sep-23 08:18:59

Good morning from an overcast N. Bucks. Sadly moving towards colder weather.
We have my Brother and Sister in Law visiting today so must get going.
Healing thoughts for all who need them in any way. Wishing you all a good day with a smile along the way.

baubles Tue 12-Sep-23 08:30:39

Good morning Mick, you sound a bit better. Morning all from dry but cloudy South Lanarkshire.

Such busyness on here this morning. Enjoy all your book clubbing, tai chiing, gardening, exercising, singing, travelling, swimming, baking and volunteering.

I am sitting upright in bed still, after taking a weekly tablet. I’ve thirty minutes before I can move. Great excuse to be lazy.

Today will be spent tidying I think, putting away summer clothes probably, we’ll see where the day takes me.

Have the best day possible everyone.

Alygran Tue 12-Sep-23 08:32:55

Goodbye morning from North Yorkshire. It’s been raining since late afternoon yesterday so I don’t think I’ll be gardening today. I have lots of pots that need attention.
DD2 is safely back home after her run on Sunday. She was pretty stiff yesterday so it was a slow walk to the station!
I’m going to make a start on the windows today. Local history society this evening.
Wishing you all a good day.

aggie Tue 12-Sep-23 08:51:56

Good morning from a bright , but fresh , Co Armagh
More patio cleaning this morning, if the temperature stays down . The cosmos are blooming their heads off so I’ll go round tidying them up and removing the seed pods from the sweet pea , all in an effort to keep the colour going
No watering needed 😊
Best wishes and 👏🏻🕯️💐

Georgesgran Tue 12-Sep-23 08:58:17

Good morning from a cool, overcast Durham. It’s dry now, but the path is still wet from yesterday’s and overnight rain. After coffee yesterday, I dropped another couple of bags off at the local charity shop - they have some very ‘superior, snobby’ ladies there! Not very grateful nor interested, although I was asked if I had gift aid. Anyone here know why?
A nothing day, so a bit of laundry first - dreadful noise before I realised I’d left 4x£1 coins in a pocket! Might venture into Newcastle, as I could manage new shoes for a forthcoming holiday.
Best wishes to all. X

Sar53 Tue 12-Sep-23 09:20:08

Good morning from an overcast Essex coast but still very warm.
I have admin to attend to and a walk to the Post Office for a bereavement card.
I hope everyone has a lovely day xxx

Marydoll Tue 12-Sep-23 09:31:04

Georgesgran: Not very grateful nor interested, although I was asked if I had gift aid. Anyone here know why?

They are able to claim money back from HMRC for your donations. I have it for BHF and Cancer Research donations. You would be amazed at how much more your donations make.

Blossoming Tue 12-Sep-23 09:34:49

Good morning Mick and all from cloudy damp Lancashire where it is currently 14° C. Glad you got out yesterday Mick, hope today goes as well

Yesterday the plumber came to look at the en-suite shower. It’s rather tired and in need of some TLC. A bit like myself this morning. He asked some questions, took some measurements, made lots of notes and is going to let us have some samples and a quote. The shower tray and screen need replacing, there is a leak and a damp patch on the ceiling of the cloakroom beneath. I hate disruption but he assures me it is not a big job.

MrB is at the dentist, routine checkup so hopefully will be back shortly. No real plans for today apart from checking out a firm to replace the windows.

Good news from the GP Cornergran.

Good luck with the ENT appointment Jaxjacky hope those nosebleeds are soon sorted.

I have a gift aid declaration with a couple of charities Georgesgran. As I am a Uk taxpayer they can claim 25p for every £1 I donate, either cash or value of goods.

Have a good day all whatever you’re doing 🌹

Scapa1 Tue 12-Sep-23 09:39:27

Morning all from a Dunblane where the sun is shining. Life in the Scapa household is back to normal after a long weekend with the DGd’s staying here. The have been safely returned to their parents who had a lovely time in Krakow. The cafe and taxi service have been closed for now. DH and I will spend a quiet day I think recovering! They are no bother and behave very well but it is just the faster pace of life they go at and the many activities they take part in. Must be getting old🤣. Hope everyone enjoys the day the best they can thoughts as always with those with worries or are I’ll.

Kalu Tue 12-Sep-23 09:40:35

Good morning all from a sunny, cooler Glasgow.

My favourite pastime of spending a day in the garden is ahead as it’s tidy up time of various plants which are just about hanging on but are now a straggly mess. Welcome coffee breaks in between.

Have a pleasant day all.

Hymnbook Tue 12-Sep-23 09:40:56

Morning everyone from a very wet Sherwood Nottingham. It's been raining heavily since last night. Just as l stepped out to walk to the bus stop to get to choir. All I've heard all night was drip drip drip still quite warm. Not going out may be some housework things have been neglected as I've not been well for a while . An actual doctors appointment next week. Hope he doesn't send me for tests again. Iceland to deliver later. They've sold out of ice 🍦cream. I always read about everyone's doings but don't often post .
I hope my brother on holiday in Spain and my youngest sister in Miami are having better weather. Have the best day you can.

Georgesgran Tue 12-Sep-23 09:41:59

Thanks Marydoll and Blossoming for the info. I knew about gift aid for cash donations and claim it for my monthly pledges, but as I’ve been dropping stuff at the same shop for weeks, nay, months now, it’s the first time Gift Aid has been mentioned, so I was a bit puzzled.

Foxygloves Tue 12-Sep-23 09:47:44

I Gift Aid for all my charity bag donations- clothes to Mercy in Action and books to our Oxfam Bookshop.
It adds up. A year or two back I had a letter from Mercy in Action thanking me for my donations, saying how much they had raised (a startling figure north of £700) and over £200 in Gift Aid.
I was delighted because although I give to both charities, I have to admit I don’t donate as much as that in money!

Bella23 Tue 12-Sep-23 10:46:56

A late good morning from a cold dull Eden.
DH was meant to walk today but we got moving too late and it is very cloudy. The nights are much more bearable as it is getting cooler.
Those old railway lines in the Borders reminded me of treats when we were young taking the Waverley line from Carlisle to Waverly Station. The ride itself was a holiday as was the one that ran from West Cumbria along Bassenthwaite Lake to Keswick,now part of the dual carriageway.
A rejig of today's plans as I was expecting to be by myself and do some family History.
Happy days.

Jaxjacky Tue 12-Sep-23 10:59:55

Morning Hymnbook 👋👋

Marydoll Tue 12-Sep-23 13:41:29

Regarding donation bags. I have stickers for the Cancer research bags with my Gift Aid no.
BHS put on the stickers when the collect them.
For this reason, they are the only charities, to which I donate bags.
Just be careful about your tax. When I ran out of sick pay and had no income, I had to inform the charities that I was not paying tax.
Otherwise, I would have been liable for the gift aid claimed.