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Words / Re: Dralon
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:29:00 PM »
Retro is very "now" in the UK too. We have endless TV shows about finding antiques and restoring them and increasingly they restore "mid century" items too. Many of the true antique chairs are found to have been recovered in dralon during that mid century.
I spend a lot of my leisure time wandering around antique centres but I do tend to omit the retro stalls. It is a bit depressing seeing your childhood sold as "old"!!
I am Yorkshire born but I don't think I have ever heard of firtling. I know the word fossick but I doubt that I have ever used that either. Off the cuff I would have assumed that to have been a word I know from a Shakespeare play but I haven't looked that up to check.
All of this goes to show that the phrase "what goes around comes around" is one of the truest phrases we have.

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Words / Re: Dralon
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »
Before the dralon era we had a greeny brown tweedy 3 piece with black vinyl arms  on black wooden legs.So stylish (not). It had a weird set of rubber straps to support the thin seat cushions instead of springs which meant that after sitting for a while with the inevitable shuffling you would find yourself sinking through the gaps in the straps.It was my parents first ever brand new suite after  about 25 years married and quite rightly they were very pleased with it despite the short comings. Happy memories.

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Words / Re: Dralon
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:07:59 AM »
My grandparents still did antimacassars but not my parents. Perhaps because my Dad was "modern" and used Brilliantine instead on his comb over!!

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Words / Re: Dralon
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:12:41 PM »
Those of us of a certain age in Britain had dralon everything! Head boards , curtains , 3 piece suites etc. Usually in terrible shades of beige and brown although my family veered to greens. Ah the tasteful 1970's!! There seems to be a lot of 70's clothing in the shops again but please no return of dralon upholstery!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: September 18, 2020, 03:40:37 AM »
As you have probably gathered Jack I have had the pleasure of a few dogs in my life. Only with one of them did I try attending training classes. Puppy socialisation classes were not known then and I am sure they are a great idea (indeed  I wish my current cocker had been socialised with other dogs more by her first owner) My two visits to classes were about 25 years ago with my 6 month old Labrador (who was as is usual with me 2nd hand!) The man who ran the classes was more concerned at the first session with me calling Oscar a golden lab when strictly speaking he was a yellow lab! At the second class the man actually smacked (literally!) my hands for holding the lead in a manner he said was unacceptable!! When I got a bit upset about that Oscar picked up on that and headed for the nearest table and hid under it pulling me with him. When I sat there for a bit comforting the poor pup I was told that spoiling the dog in that way was going to cause major problems.I often wish that I had gone back a few years later and demonstrated the superb temperament and intuition that Oscar had for when his people were upset or ill.I have loved all 8 of my dogs but Oscar was probably THE one out of them all. Typical Lab. Mad as a hatter when young but Mr Sensible/Sensitive when mature. He was especially good with my Dad. He had helped with the early months of training post hand smacking and when a number of years later he sadly succumbed to Alzheimers Oscar was so good with him. I am sure that training classes have moved on immensely since then and you will enjoy them and Bonnie will benefit greatly once she realises that there is work time and there is play time! All good fun!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:18:05 AM »
Hi Jack
The love and the loss go hand in hand but it is the love that endures. The loss softens and the lovingly remembered anecdotes are a comfort and a joy forever. Bonnie is your next chapter and she will be a lucky pup to have such a good start in life  and going forward an experienced home full of love. Enjoy your new chapter. Enjoy seeing the similarities and noting the differences in character and behaviour.
Christine

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: September 01, 2020, 04:23:29 PM »
Our family version was "you know what thought did? Thought wrong!"

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 17, 2020, 06:33:31 PM »
Enjoy!! Even the sleep deprivation and the cleaning is a joy in the end!!!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 14, 2020, 03:06:58 AM »
We live in an "upside down" house on four levels and whilst it is not perfect at least we sleep in the coolest part of the house as of course we all remember the science teacher 's mantra that "heat rises".
I still tend to say that I am going "up" to bed even after over 7 years of sleeping on the bottom floor!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 08, 2020, 05:29:50 PM »
Currently basking in sunshine wearing cool dress but sadly going into work at noon and will have to don black trousers and a black t shirt. GRRR!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:09:59 AM »
Penny it will be 8 years this time but about 12 together and I am looking forward to it very much.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 08, 2020, 12:05:49 AM »
It's warm here but a bit dull. The dog walk was into the woods so that we would be cooler. I believe we are supposed to have sun over the weekend so I expect a busy stint at work tomorrow but as I then have three days off (usually only two in a row) I will have time to recover. We are having a night away on Monday as it is our wedding anniversary next week. I have no idea where we will be staying as David makes it a surprise for me but I know it will be a nice hotel and I don't have to cook for a couple of days. A win all round!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:53:34 PM »
Hi Jack
August 16th was my Mums birthday but I will resist the urge to ask if you might like to call a girl pup after her. Not sure you would want to stand in the park shouting Doris!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:50:32 PM »
Hi Penny
one of the many reasons I like living in Kendal ( and we live right in the town) is because I rarely have to drive to the shops. Pre Covid I used to walk through M and S and Booths on my way home from work and purchase what we needed and hopefully find a few reductions to stash in the freezer (Yorkshire roots !) and occasionally a trip to Sainsbury's when needed which does mean getting the car out. Now we do one shop a week plus veg from the market as much as possible. None food shopping is also on a "whilst I'm passing" basis as I am not really a shopper. I hate the enforced trip to Manchester and the Trafford Centre pre Xmas that my husband insists on and I do not miss Leeds city centre in any way shape or form.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 07, 2020, 12:27:26 AM »
Hi Penny
Lakeland plastics is situated as you describe but that is not Kendal it is Windermere.We don't actually have a branch in Kendal but they do have stores in a lot of places now (of course some may not re open after Covid) so there may be one near to you.

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