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12Michael Fri 27-Nov-20 06:13:00

Good Morning Everyone,
Its dark but its dry and cold outside , if forecast is right , expecting to see fog when its lighter here in Brackley .
Today , will catch bus up to the new Sainsburys in the town later and do my shop.
With theses new levels in 2 when it happens , being on a beer related email group , reports as to pubs being only able to meals with a drink , taking away the social leisure of just going for a drink , it will sales as well .
Take Care ,
Mick

Beechnut Fri 27-Nov-20 06:21:42

Good Morning everyone from Severnside. Another frosty start and as Mick says fog to follow.

I will do my shop early and back home to make some cards and carry on sewing. I might watch one of those soppy Christmassy films this afternoon.
I hope you all have a good day giving and receiving kindness and dealing with anything else that comes your way 🌺

grandMattie Fri 27-Nov-20 06:23:37

Good morning from a grey damp E Kent.
It’s grim here as we are in Tier 3. Ever the optimist, DH said that at least we could have a test when we wanted one...
The Knicker Queen has been at it! Two alternative closures. I also suggested “shallots” (culottes) to fit something warm over the cage of DG2’s leg. I’ve ordered a pattern and shall fiddle around with it. I also wondered about wrap around trousers. Do any of you remember them? Another suggestions for comfortable, unlumpy knicker closures?
The child will be in hospital for a week and not back at school until next term, when she’ll be eased back in. I understand the cage will be on for a long time, up to a year, so for the winter, she’ll need really warm nether garments. The house is a Georgian four storied town house, so very hard to heat...
I hope that everyone has the best day possible. X

Hermia46 Fri 27-Nov-20 06:55:28

Try Velcro as well perhaps. For warmer nether garments fleece joggers, altered with a side opening? Happy sewing grandMattie

Sark Fri 27-Nov-20 07:00:06

Good Morning everyone from Oxfordshire
Still dark but like you Mick I think it will be foggy.
grandMattie the knickers look great! All those years ago when we needed the same for our DD we bought big ones and tied them..could have done with you then!
Wine Friday! Oh dear that's bad when I think that at 7 o clock in the morning!
Keep smilingsmile and best wishes to all

Elizabeth1 Fri 27-Nov-20 07:01:49

Good morning all from a dark and frosty east coast of fife I’m having a quiet day today himself might be going for a drive in the car to st Andrew’s it’s too cold for a game of golf especially as himself is recovering from a horrible cold. My physio came yesterday he’s says he’s pleased to see a little improvement with my left hand and says doing these squats are strengthening my legs who hoo all is going in the right direction. Have a good day everyone thinking of all who’s anxious, these days will pass and hopefully will soon be behind us [Sunshine]

Beauregard Fri 27-Nov-20 07:06:13

Good morning all. It's dry and cold here in Derbyshire but no fog at the moment and the sun might put in an appearance later.

Good work grandmattie and some great ideas to help your DGD2 over the coming months.

Some very sad news for our family this week - my eldest brother died on Wednesday. I have previously mentioned that he was in hospital with breathing difficulties in September. After treatment he was able to go home, but his health was very poor. I spoke to him last week and he said his heart and lungs were knackered (as he put it) but he sounded upbeat and said he was doing well, so it was a shock when my niece phoned to tell me she'd found him at home after being unable to contact him during the day.

As if deliberately planned to cause a distraction, my DGS2 was sick at school yesterday and I had to collect him. He was absolutely fine later but school rules dictate that he can't go to school today, so he's spending the day with us. He's such a chatterbox and makes us laugh so it will lighten our mood.

We've got to get new tyres for both cars this morning, and this afternoon my racehorse is running at Newbury. Well, I say "my racehorse" - I own the tip of one of his ears as part of a syndicate with about 20,000 other people - a gift from DH. The race is on tv too so I will be able to watch him run.

Hope everyone is feeling well and has a good day today.

kittylester Fri 27-Nov-20 07:09:16

Morning all from a dark and very, very cold North Leicestershire.

The roof cladding went very well. At one stage we had 5 large, noisy men on the roof but they got it all done in one day and cleared up very well. Now we need rain.

If it works we can get the hall replastered and decorated. Yippee!

I'm impressed by your sewing skills, Mattie.

Have the best day possible everyone.

cornergran Fri 27-Nov-20 07:12:50

Morning Mick, morning All from a foggy corner of Somerset. Admin for me this morning, delivering a birthday gift this afternoon. Leave on the doorstep, ring the bell and retreat. We’ll be tier 3 next week so no socialising for the foreseeable. Well done Elizabeth, you must be both pleased and relieved. I’d not have a hope of making those creative alterations ‘grandMattie*, the family are lucky to have you. Take care everyone, special thoughts for those with worries of any kind.

Sar53 Fri 27-Nov-20 07:13:10

Good morning everyone from Essex by the sea where it is cold and misty and there is frost on the cars.
My parcel is now being returned to sender and I will be getting a refund. I have reordered and asked for it to be delivered to a local shop. The only saving grace in this sorry saga is the wonderful customer service I have received from one lovely lady. She rang yesterday whilst I was in Tesco's doing the weekly shop to update me and to apologise. Watch this space.
DH has a few little jobs to do this morning and we will hopefully get out for a bracing walk at some stage.
Love, hugs, smiles and 💐 to any and all of you xx

cornergran Fri 27-Nov-20 07:15:07

I’m sorry for your loss beauregard. Look after yourself. flowers.

Nortsat Fri 27-Nov-20 07:20:21

Good morning Mick and the GM team from east London, where the sky is lightening...

My Good Morning Thursday post disappeared into the ether and I wasn’t terribly well, so I didn’t redo it. But I read and caught up with everyone else’s ‘doings’.

Your sewing for your DGD looks great Grandmattie, it might be worth trying some Velcro options.
Hope Marydoll had a decent night and MrGrammaretto, MrPanache and Cheery Cherry too.

Have a good day all. 💐

baubles Fri 27-Nov-20 07:28:24

Good morning Mick, morning all. I haven’t a clue what’s happening with the weather here in South Lanarkshire as it’s still dark and I’m yet to peek out.

Great work grandMattie, you are very creative. Elizabeth, good to hear that your hard work is paying off.

Condolences Beauregard flowers

I spoke to my GP yesterday who has prescribed something to help with the dizziness and is referring me back to ENT. I didn’t get out yesterday as I was still too unsteady, perhaps today though.

Christmas shopping is more or less finished and I got a few more cards written yesterday so there’s progress on that front.

Hope everyone has the best day possible. Look after yourselves.

Jaxjacky Fri 27-Nov-20 07:29:58

Good morning from a dark, cold, S Hants, no ice though. Beauregard condolences, how sad.
Elizabeth1 good progress, all the hard work paying off.
The downstairs smells of paint, the kitchen paintwork was glossed yesterday, more windows open later. DH is on a half day, so he will start the kitchen tiling this afternoon. I have moved my Christmas cards halfway down the stairs, so they’re progressing!
Have a good day, with hopefully a chink of 🌞to cheer.

Gingster Fri 27-Nov-20 07:30:51

Good morning from a chilly, frosty Essex. We do t seem to have fog, though.

GM we’ll done with those knicks. How resourceful of you. I agree with Hermia, Velcro would do the trick and nice cosy joggers. Would you be able to adapt them? 🤔. Would a fleecy onesie do? With a zip on the side? I’m No needlewoman so I might be talking out of my hat .

Ah Beauregard so sorry to hear the sad news of your dB. I remember you saying how worried you were about him. Your little GS will indeed keep you from being too sad. 🙏. Hope your horse wins. 🐴.

We watched a Christmas film yesterday afternoon and will watch the sequel today. Christmas Chronicles. Not bad at all. 👍.

I’m glad you got your roof done kitty. I bet you can’t wait for rain. Our conservatory has been leaking in places and DH has sealed the edges (temporary job) 🙄. But we too are waiting for rain to see if it has worked.

Keep up the good work Eluzabeth. Your excercises are paying off. 👍.

Keep warm today as it’s not very pleasant out there. ❄️❄️. No slipping over.

Best wishes to all.

NanKate Fri 27-Nov-20 07:35:41

Morning Mick and All.

A cold brightening day here in South Bucks.

Well done grandMattie I think you could have started a new trend with those natty knickers.

Sorry to hear about your brother Beau 💐

Are you having a Grand Opening of your new roof Kitty with champagne and nibbles ? Can I come ?

Finishing my latest Jojo Moyes book today. I am absolutely hooked on them. Since buying my Kindle my reading has increased 4 fold. 📚

Hope you are feeling better today Mary.

Pantglas2 Fri 27-Nov-20 07:39:30

Morning all from a dry north Wales where I’m up enjoying the chamberpot of builders ☕️ while DH is snoring 😴!

Sorry for your loss Beauregard 💐. I lost a brother many moons ago and still miss him so be kind to yourself over the next few months, these things hit harder than we realise x

Well done with those knickers GrandMattie! Not a sentence often typed 🤪 is it! How lovely that you’re able to help out in tough times for the family!

Plumber arriving here later to fix a leaky joint on the dual fuel towel rail in the bathroom which he fitted beginning of summer. It wasn’t until we switched it from electric use to CH this month that we realised - something to do with hot water circulating?

Will pop in later and read about your doings - wish we could see Friday Girl again.......

grandMattie Fri 27-Nov-20 07:41:47

Everyone, her mum has specifically asked for no Velcro.

I had thought of altering sweatpants, but most of her life has been spent in altered clothes to fit her splint, so I was thinking of more glamorous things. I’m able to sew, so would like to accommodate her cage...

Urmstongran Fri 27-Nov-20 07:48:26

Good morning everyone from Malaga where it’s dry. I felt like Widow Twankey with all the laundry strewn about yesterday.

My memories of ‘Covid’ will stay with me forever after our experiences of staying in this tiny place.

We are homeward bound - our flight is around 9pm. We prefer an afternoon flight but Mr O’Leary cancelled the one we had booked and paid for and stuck us on this one.

I spoke to my dear neighbour’s family yesterday. They we take up the reins now and facilitate her return to Yorkshire with the necessary support. She cannot continue like this she will make herself ill.

Your sewing skills are pretty amazing grandMattie I hope all goes well for your darling granddaughter when she has her op. Her comment about it was so poignant.

Nortsat who is MrPanache I haven’t noticed anyone of that name?

Hope Friday is good to us all. Excellent to hear of the progress you are making now Elizabeth1 it must give your spirits a lift. Friday always especially reminds me of dear gillybob. Keep safe everyone that’s the main thing. x

Urmstongran Fri 27-Nov-20 07:51:58

💐 for you Beauregard and my sincere condolences for your loss.

Lins1066 Fri 27-Nov-20 07:55:28

Good morning Mick and all from a clear, cold and frosty S Welsh coast. I'm so sorry for your loss * Beauregard* 💐
All the very best for your granddaughter's operation grandMattie, I didn't post yesterday so I couldn't send my good wishes. I have a U3A Zoom Book Club later and we are exchanging contracts on the sale of my late inlaws property today. Our puppy had a trim at the groomers yesterday, he has been bouncing about like Tigger every since, it is going to be a very long day methinks. I made a huge pot of Spag Bol so supper is sorted and plenty to freeze.
I hope that Cherry had a better night. Have a pleasant day everyone and stay safe. Bon Voyage Urm, you'll need to locate your thermals.

ginny Fri 27-Nov-20 07:58:01

Good Morning.
Cold and Misty in N . Bucks but the frost has already gone.

Sorry to hear your sad new Beauregard. 💐

Today I will finish preparing a family quiz for tomorrow evening. My turn to be quiz master.
I may write the Christmas cards and a couple of letters
Otherwise bits and bobs and some sewing.
Hope you can all find a 😁 today.

Marydoll Fri 27-Nov-20 08:00:00

Good morning all from a cold Glasgow.

Beauregard, sorry to hear your news about your brother. 💐
You are one clever lady, Grandmattie, your wee granddaughter and your family will have a long and frustrating journey ahead. flowers
Nortsat, Hazbeen, and * Corner*, hoping that today you feel a little bit better. Life is difficult enough to cope with at the moment, without having to cope with ill health.

DH is golfing, so it will be good to have some time to myself. However, as we are in tier four and I've been discouraged from going anywhere, I'm getting a bit fed up with having no company, apart from DH. It will be like this until the spring at least for me. By that time, I won't want to go out!
However, there is a bonus, I'm resting more. 😉
The least bit of physical exercise seems to be exacerbating my angina and breathing, but I have learned to do a little then rest. If you believe that, you will believe anything.
I'm now indulging in guilt free channel hopping, without the feeling that I should be keeping busy!!

We have a Tesco delivery today, it's the delivery which has grown arms and legs, as DD keeps adding items to it. The drivers think I have an alcohol problem, due to the amount of beer ordered by my children! 😁
Unfortunately the driver cannot bring it in for me, as I'm too vulnerable, so he will need to put it in the garage, if he can find space! Bringing it in to the house will be my workout for the day!

That is the sum excitement of my day, apart from making soup and trying out my new bargain straighteners, which I managed to get £49 off in the sale. Without straighteners, I look like a scarecrow 🤭

Yesterday, I altered a knitted dress which was too wide. I tried it on and it was perfect, apart from a huge bulge on one thigh, 😫 where somehow I missed a bit. I look as if I have a tennis ball down one leg! So its back to the sewing machine, as it's annoying me!!!!!

Urmston I didn't realise you were coming home today. Wishing you a safe journey. You will be relieved to be home and nearer to your daughter.
Wishing everyone the best day possible.

Gingster Fri 27-Nov-20 08:04:09

Safe journey Urmstongran ✈️

Gelisajams Fri 27-Nov-20 08:10:24

A quick good morning from Morecambe Bay. I’ll catch up later. We are off to take the camper for the third time to get its leisure battery fixed, so we are hoping it won’t be foggy on the motorway. This time he’s going to re wire it to override the annoying intermittent fault so he will have it all day. This involves a two car trip to get it there so we have means to get back home. I do hope I can remember how to drive the car Take care and stay safe everyone 🌸