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Our very own countdown thread!

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Alan C.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3981 Post by Alan C. » September 30th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

I think you'll find nearly everybody contributing to this thread has made mistakes, including myself (several) :innocence:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3982 Post by Marian » October 1st, 2010, 3:04 am

[quote="Alan C."]Methinks you're in the wrong thread Marian "Our very own countdown thread!" :wink:

:laughter: :laughter:

Doh!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3983 Post by jaywhat » October 1st, 2010, 6:18 am

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pinch and a punch to you all. I got mine at 1.30 this morning!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3984 Post by Dave B » October 1st, 2010, 9:14 am

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I would rather not be quite that insomniac Alan. Waking at 4am is enough for me, and I will not get out of bed just to say, "Mornin'," here. Especially now the mornings are getting a might chilly for us soft southerners!
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3985 Post by Marian » October 4th, 2010, 6:02 pm

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What constitutes 'chilly', if I may ask?
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3986 Post by Dave B » October 4th, 2010, 6:27 pm

Marian wrote:996,471

What constitutes 'chilly', if I may ask?
For me? Anything that means I need to put a jumper on.
Spoiler:
I do actually like this time - it means I don't have to iron so many shirts 'cos no-one can see the creases under the jumper :D .
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PS: I changed from my light summer duvet to my heavy winter one last night - the cooling nights were giving me twinges in me 'ips. Only trub is the top half gets too warm. Hmm, shall I cut the duvets in half and sew a thin one to a thick one so I can have a warm bottom and a cool top . . .
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3987 Post by lewist » October 4th, 2010, 10:14 pm

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Hmm. Maybe I should find a winter duvet. I must have one somewhere; or I could buy one. That could be quite nice. Hmm.

I understand about the shirts, Dave. You can also wear them longer in winter. There's a song, The Stern Old Bachelor. It has a verse that goes:

I go to bed whenever I please
And get up just the same
I change my socks three times a year
With no one to complain
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3988 Post by jaywhat » October 5th, 2010, 6:32 am

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When I took funerals, I only ironed the front of my shirt and made sure not to take my suit jacket off. It became a sort of ritual with me thinking that it (life and death ?) was all show anyway.

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3989 Post by Dave B » October 5th, 2010, 8:54 am

I change my socks three times a year
Blimey, that's a bit fastidious ennit?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3990 Post by Marian » October 5th, 2010, 2:10 pm

Your search is over. I have solved the issue of ironing your shirts. Check out this website: http://www.marksandspencer.com/Ultimate ... b/59548031

If all else fails, you could join these guys and at least make your ironing more fun:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3991 Post by Dave B » October 5th, 2010, 5:23 pm

Thanks for the ad, Marian. There used to be "drip dry non-iron" shirts back in the 60s - made from "BryNylon" that made you sweat buckets in warm weather or on the dance floor. Yech, they were terrible!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3992 Post by Fia » October 5th, 2010, 9:00 pm

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Where do they plug the iron in? Surely there's no point in going to all the faff and not actually doing any mind-numbingly tedious ironing?

Not that I'd know. I don't. Iron that is :wink:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3993 Post by jamesjones950 » October 5th, 2010, 9:07 pm

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Ironing? How "fifties"! I thought it went out with turn-ups and side-partings :wink:
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3994 Post by Dave B » October 5th, 2010, 9:36 pm

Fia wrote:996,464

Where do they plug the iron in? Surely there's no point in going to all the faff and not actually doing any mind-numbingly tedious ironing?

Not that I'd know. I don't. Iron that is :wink:
Perhaps:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3995 Post by jamesjones950 » October 5th, 2010, 9:43 pm

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:pointlaugh: See? I told you! Nineteen fifties!!

Ah well, press on.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3996 Post by tea_ismynewjesus » October 5th, 2010, 10:18 pm

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Can I play? I'll be nice, and I love countdown threads!

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3997 Post by jamesjones950 » October 5th, 2010, 10:22 pm

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Will have to go before the committee, of course.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3998 Post by jaywhat » October 6th, 2010, 5:59 am

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I did not know M.Thatcher did ironing!
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#3999 Post by Dave B » October 6th, 2010, 7:48 am

jamesjones950 wrote:996,459

Will have to go before the committee, of course.
Er, does that mean we have to be committed to play here?

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#4000 Post by Nick » October 6th, 2010, 10:08 am

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What a shame the pressure gas iron is just for housewives..... :sad:

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#4001 Post by jamesjones950 » October 6th, 2010, 7:54 pm

Nick wrote:996,456

What a shame the pressure gas iron is just for housewives..... :sad:
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Really? I thought it was for shirts!
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