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Good Morning Saturday 16th September 2023

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Michael12 Sat 16-Sep-23 05:52:51

Good Morning Everyone,
Its still dark but its dry outside here in brackley this morning.
Today will be spent at home , as cyclin on Tv later this morning,and I am hoping later as most past Saturdays to get a Chinese Take Away .
Take Care,

Blossoming Sat 16-Sep-23 09:38:26

Good morning Mick and all from cloudy Lancashire where it is currently 15°C and very windy.

I was feeling quite glum yesterday after the no show plumber. I will forget about it today and get on with some housework.

Thinking of all our ‘poorlies’ and those looking after loved ones.

Have a good day all whatever you’re doing 🌹

Anniebach Sat 16-Sep-23 09:47:36

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

GrannySomerset Sat 16-Sep-23 09:49:04

Foxygloves, I think I know just how you feel and empathise. Hope today brings some joyous memories as well as the pain of loss, which doesn’t really seem to diminish much.

Urmstongran Sat 16-Sep-23 10:05:04

Good morning everybody from a sunny but cooler south Manchester. Here’s Matt.

Grandmabatty Sat 16-Sep-23 10:07:40

Foxygloves 💐

Grammaretto Sat 16-Sep-23 10:12:34

Such a lovely photo Foxygloves . Hope you have a gentle day.
Very witty Matt as usual Urms thanks for sharing.
I am campaigning for an extension of the 20 in our town centre as all the Scottish Borders's villages and towns are 20mph.
I'm just in Midlothian where it doesn't apply.

harrigran Sat 16-Sep-23 10:15:59

Good morning from a rainy NE where it forecast to be no higher than 13 degrees today and rain is forecast for the foreseeable future. Heating has been on morning and night.
Sister got her car fixed so they will visit this afternoon. DS and GD2 will come after lunch and stay for the rest of the day.
DD is making a brief visit to the NE this weekend, she has a medical procedure on Monday and then off on a work related trip. We were hoping to have lunch out tomorrow but every restaurant seems to only do the obligatory roasts and Yorkshire pudding, we would prefer more choices and certainly good vegetarian or vegan food.
Thinking of you today Foxygloves, I know exactly how you feel, sending a virtual hug 💐

Georgesgran Sat 16-Sep-23 10:17:29

Good morning from a wet Durham. It’s rained constantly since Thursday evening here.
I’m still in bed, having nodded off after an uncomfortable night.
DGS1 is 6 today - big Pokémon party tomorrow - so he’s being taken out for treats by DD1 later. I know what you mean Foxy 💐my late DH was able to see DGS1 for almost 4 of his first years, but while he knew of her pregnancy, he died before DD2’s son was born.
A nothing much day for me, but I must get milk, so a little shop later.
Best wishes to all. X

Auntieflo Sat 16-Sep-23 10:36:36

Good morning Mick, Annie and all. Sunny here and looks set for a lovely day.
After the fiasco from the garage dealership, our service book is now stamped and up to date. I suppose that if ever we decide to sell, it makes a difference, proving that all services have been carried out?
Did quite a big shop yesterday. Wouldn't it be nice if all the things just put themselves away?
After reading a thread, on here somewhere, about milk going off, we had some that did just that, so I made some fruit scones. They turned out very nicely, so we had a couple and I have frozen the rest.
Urms, I do so enjoy the Matt cartoons, thank you.
I think our garden thrives on a bit of neglect Liberty, but I have missed collecting the nasturtium seeds! They have disappeared, so hopefully will nestle down in the soil and pop up next year.
Mizuna, wow, you were a busy bee. I know you said it was only a few steps here and there, but you sure got a lot done.
To all who are still poorly, I send love and thoughts, especially to the little girl in Aggie's village.
Have a good day one and all.

hulahoop Sat 16-Sep-23 11:00:38

Foxygloves 💐

hulahoop Sat 16-Sep-23 11:03:44

Don't know what happened there we go away tomorrow for a short break forecast looks poor 🌧️never mind no cooking or cleaning for a few days .☺️

fancythat Sat 16-Sep-23 17:56:23

I am a volunteer, not an employee and am close to walking away. I think my low tolerance level and lack of patience may be partly linked to not feeling 100%

I think in Church circles, and maybe partly because of increased cost of living, there are people now, who have done a lot of volunteering in the past, and they are noticing that there are others getting paid, who may not even, be putting in so much effort as the volunteers.

Marydoll Sat 16-Sep-23 18:35:17

Nothing to do with not being paid, perish the thought, Fancythat, I would never dream of taking payment. These have always been volunteer roles and no-one has ever or is now presently being paid for them. Therefore, there is no-one to be annoyed with nor compare with, apart from myself, due to my inability to say to say No!.

fancythat Sat 16-Sep-23 18:39:55

Fair enough.

I am noticing more and more it is becoming an issue where I am. Our area on the whole is know for being deprived. And is rural.
The cost of petrol alone, has become an issue.

Marydoll Sat 16-Sep-23 18:46:50

That has not been an issue in our parish, but I can see that it may be a problem elsewbere.
I enjoy what I do, but we have few people who are willing to volunteer, so the load is heavy.

Llamas99 Sat 16-Sep-23 22:53:34

I swoon looking at those blooms!