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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.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 14, 2020, 06:15:25 PM »
Before selling houses I spent on and off over ten years selling cars. The small Vauxhall dealership (Holden) that I worked at was often quiet on a Sunday . In the UK the service departments of dealerships are closed on Sundays but we got used to worried customers pulling in to say that the engine check light was on. The most worried ones were the Zafira (a people carrier) drivers as when the light went on the car went into auto safety mode and would only drive at a very low speed.Some of them had spent hours getting to the dealership! Having said that I think my time selling Vauxhalls was one of the most pleasant as buyers were usually sensible and polite folk who wanted a sensible and reliable car so I can see why you have stuck to Holdens. I am sure the Subaru will be just fine and equally good for dogs when you eventually succumb to the patter of paws.
 A bit different when I sold Citroens as the customers could often be a bit eccentric and the cars often had dashboards either  lit up like Xmas trees or black  as night. I had one Citroen Xm model (elderly ,high mileage and I loved her to bits) which require 24 new bulbs fitting in the dash as I couldn't even read the speedo at night!.That car was white and due to the styling I always called her Concorde. One of the said eccentric customers eventually did a private deal with me to buy Concorde. He paid me about 3 or 4 times her value (which frankly was not much above zero!) and set off to France for a long holiday. I got a phone call on his return thanking me for selling him the best car he had ever owned so Concorde had another loving owner for her final years.

Word Games / Re: heterodox
« on: June 08, 2020, 06:24:44 PM »
There have been a few words lately (including in some "your puzzle" games) that have brought to mind some of the religious history from my A level and from Uni. Doesn't mean that I found them easily though!

Word Games / Re: Uppercase for all words
« on: June 05, 2020, 07:21:02 PM »
Hi.I think that you may have accidentally clicked on the "caps" icon. It is under the game alongside the drag, counts and define icons. Been there and done that a few times!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 25, 2020, 04:33:16 PM »
Jack , I didn't mean to upset you about your dogs. Sorry. Christine.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:12:15 PM »
Hi Penny. We didn't use coffee or baking bread on new housing sites. They just use millions of those plug in air fresheners. I was never on my own site as I was used as cover for holiday and sickness but my first job on any site was to switch off all the smellies in the office as they make me sneeze and my eyes go red.The usual sales lady then had to switch them all back on when she returned. Coffee brewing however would probably have me signing up for any house I viewed  as I am addicted to the stuff!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 24, 2020, 06:09:53 PM »
Hi Jack, As I wrote in a previous post , I have experience in selling new houses. The show homes tend to reflect aspirational living styles but many viewers were distracted by the presentation. On the other hand if you took them into an empty house they would start to say things like "you can't get a bed in that room" even if you were showing them exactly the same house type as the show home which clearly did have a bed in it! The approach taken by your style team seems to bridge that divide nicely. Having moved house a few times myself it would be better if the UK market did something similar as I have seen some horrors in my time. Even the Estate Agents pictures can be terrible and my favourite horror is the bathroom shot with the loo seat still up!!!! I have always tried to declutter and neutralize my house when selling and in particular remove as much evidence of dogs as possible particularly when I had two very large ones. Good luck with selling and buying. Christine.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 15, 2020, 07:37:19 PM »
Before we came to live in Cumbria my job was as a sales lady on new build housing sites so I was used to the slightly OTT styling of show homes.In the UK however it is not usual to "style" a "used" house when it goes up for sale. When we were looking at our current Cumbrian house as soon as we walked in the door it was like looking at one of the site show homes and it turned out that the owner was an interior designer. I think the Estate Agent was a bit disappointed when we declined the opportunity to buy the contents too but mirror finish furniture and ginormous wall clocks etc are not our thing! I agree with Jack that comfy and homely are the way to go.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 04, 2020, 12:25:59 AM »
Honestly Penny the chances of me fathoming out how to take a picture are small but posting one would be a miracle!!!!!!!!!! I don't do modern technology. It is a source of huge amusement among the other staff where I work that I have a mobile phone that is exactly that. A phone. Not a hand held computer!! They run a whats ap(?) group to pass on info about shift changes etc but they have to phone me (and my friend who also doesn't do tech and who I got the job after checking that they could cope with two out of date women in one shop!) Holly doesn't look too bad as she is often wet through at the moment as she likes to swim in the river when it is warm.

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