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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 13, 2020, 03:03:51 AM »
Hi Penny
the slogan you mention is from what was the Canine Defence League ( I got the Lab I wrote about  from them in around 1985) which is now The Dogs Trust and they do a wonderful job but it is like the little Dutch boy putting his finger in the dyke.
Still not tried the Guinness sausages as I haven't been to Sainsburys  for quite a few weeks. As we are threatened with rain tomorrow I may venture in that direction as I have a day off.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 12, 2020, 06:46:20 PM »
I have never had a collie of my own but as a very young girl I was besotted with my neighbours collie. Ricky was often in our house too.The Mum looks beautiful and I am very impressed with the way the breeder is looking to home the pups. Far too many  breeders just sell for the highest price to whoever is willing to pay it.Puppy prices here have nearly  quadrupled during lockdown. A Cocker Spaniel like my Holly would have cost around 650 to 850 but now they are asking 1500 to in excess of 2000! Yet all the rescue charities are bracing themselves for an influx of pets as so many people bought  during lockdown and will not want to cope with "stroppy teenage" pups when they are back at work. I got my Lab many years ago because full time workers had bought an intelligent breed and wondered why he ate their kitchen.I despair sometimes but I can't rescue them all and anyway Holly would pack her suitcase if another dog came in the door!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 10, 2020, 01:22:25 AM »
Hi Jack.
Fingers crossed that the house and puppy do indeed come your way and do so with ease. The new car sounds like my idea of a nightmare!David and I drive elderly cars and hope to keep them for ever as technology is our pet hate. I stopped selling cars at the time when more customers asked me about Bluetooth than about the engine and it has only got worse since then now they want to talk to me too!  Last year we looked at a BMW and I announced that if we bought it I would not drive again. There will no doubt have to be a compromise vehicle purchased in the next few years but I dread it. Anyway as I say I hope it all continues to go right for you both.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:53:00 AM »
Hi Penny
Holly looks sleek and cool and I am sure that  she feels better. I did get praise from the groomer for my lockdown attempts so that was nice!
I had considered asking her to help me but I called at the hairdresser this morning and got an appointment for a week on Saturday so the end is in sight!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 06, 2020, 05:58:59 AM »
Holly the dog gets her hair cut tomorrow. I will try to get a booking sorted out during my 2 hours of dog free freedom!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 06, 2020, 03:44:12 AM »
Hi Penny
 the cartoon about light bulbs reminds me of buying a house over 35 years ago. We hired a van and my parents helped us to move in. Once the van was empty we all needed food. Off my Dad went to the chippy and Mum and I set about finding plates etc. It went dark so we switched on the lights  but of course they didn't work. No bulbs. Candlelit fish and chips - so romantic! This was an additional surprise as we had also assumed that the people had a wall unit with a back to  it but what we inherited was a VERY dark brown (large) alcove. I can't remember how many coats of the then fashionable "tinted whites" we had to use to cover that up!! We were only young but it taught me a lesson about buying a new home.

Jack      are you listening!!

Sadly people are still taking light bulbs with them when they move even though here in the UK we now have to list what we are leaving and what we are taking with us. The next door neighbour to where we now live moved out about 4 years ago and also took bulbs but they also took the padlock from the outside  store under the house and the poor single lady who had purchased the house found a dosser installed in the undercroft when she moved in!!

I am sure the Australian public have better taste and manners than these people had so no need to worry Jack!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 01, 2020, 05:39:19 AM »
Wow thanks Penny! Your extra hair obviously ferments better ideas than mine! I'll try that!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:05:47 AM »
I also meant to say that the smell I associate with 70's aftershave is Denim. The ad was good (early stirrings of feeling men may be better than boys) but then I got a job between school and Uni on a production line and the  first line I worked on was for Denim aftershave. Trying to put the little plastic splasher things in was not a skill I mastered and I splashed gallons of the stuff over me and got some funny looks on the bus home!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:57:39 AM »
Penny if you look anything like me you would not be let into Crufts! It would have to be Scruffs for you!!  I have not got a mobile nos for my hairdresser so I need to see the salon lights on and I will be waving madly through the window! ( Hope she recognises me)

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 22, 2020, 08:48:37 PM »
I like a bit of meat on my men! James also likes his cars and his dogs. We went to a show a few years ago where he cooked a bit and talked about his other interests. It was very entertaining.
Do you want to be the ref then Linda? I may need to borrow the Chanel handbag Penny as mine are of more lowly status!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:06:58 AM »
Would it be wrong to say that he might share his favours?!!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 22, 2020, 02:01:30 AM »
Penny! Hands off James Martin!!! Nuff said.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 20, 2020, 09:43:42 PM »
I have to be in the mood for a TK Maxx visit but the one in Kendal is not too big so I cope .(Got a 6 dress yesterday) Primark however is not really my thing either. If I do venture in I only ever buy basic tops as I don't need to brave the changing room queues and they are usually OK for work purposes.I don't really do the aimless browsing type of shopping - I need a reason. My husband is a strange man as he likes to shop. Mind you that was when we lived in a city . Kendal doesn't present the opportunities he liked and I hate it when he needs to venture to a city or worse still to the Trafford Centre (BIG and BUSY) as all I usually get is aching feet and a big dose of boredom.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 20, 2020, 03:15:08 AM »
Devastated! No Guiness and Leek sausages! The car park was very full so it was no surprise to see quite a few gaps on the shelves.

I went into M n S Kendal last week and raided the yellow label  sale area. One jumper at 79p and 3 more at 1.79 each !!! Oh yes and I get 20% staff discount as my hubby works there! Sorry girls. Oh I love a bargain and my thrifty Yorkshire heritage seems to smell them out!

It is indeed nice to be back at work. In the current job I am lucky enough to work with lovely folk and the vast vast majority of the customers are really lovely so going back was even easier than I thought it would be. Looking forward to the hairdresser opening next month and then getting lunch in a cafe. Then having our holiday in Devon cancelled will seem less disappointing. Here's to the new normal!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 19, 2020, 07:32:56 PM »
I am off to Kendal Sainsbury today and Guinness and Leek sausages are on my list as you two keep mentioning them. Forget to get them a few weeks ago on the last venture. I went back to work this week after 12 weeks on furlough. Bit weird but nice to see people again. 2 days free to enjoy now.

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