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Are you a domestic god(ess)?

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Diane
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Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#1 Post by Diane » July 2nd, 2008, 2:09 pm

I've just been described as one because my house is always spotless and I cook proper meals rather than heat up packets of things from supermarkets. Am I one of a dying breed?

How do you rate yourself for cookery and cleaning?

Nick
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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#2 Post by Nick » July 2nd, 2008, 3:55 pm

A word of warning, Diane. There's much talk of personal details being stolen from the internet. I do wonder if you are leaving yourself open to kidnap by disclosing your status as a domestic goddess :D

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#3 Post by Maria Mac » July 2nd, 2008, 5:49 pm

You forgot to give yourself a rating, Nick.

Mine would be zero for cooking because I don't care about food and have always found cooking to be a chore and zero for housework because my standards are lower than most people I know.

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Alan C.
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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#4 Post by Alan C. » July 2nd, 2008, 8:01 pm

On cooking I can (after just consulting Mary) award myself 10 out of 10, this morning I made a fruit gingerbread, a strawberry gateaux, spaghetti bolognese, and some cheese and onion bread :D
On housework, only 2 out of 10 I'm afraid.
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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#5 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 2nd, 2008, 8:04 pm

I'm possibly a domestic minor deity when it comes to cooking. But only in the narrow field of vegan cooking, which isn't everyone's idea of ... cooking. When it comes to housework, I might be considered a domestic god. But I'm thinking of Loki, God of Chaos. Or Eris, the Goddess of Discord. Or possibly Set, the Destroyer. Or, at my very worst, Beelzebub, the God of Filth and Maggots. I cannot believe that Maria's standards are lower than mine.

I think I may have revealed too much information there. But at least no one will want to kidnap me.

Emma

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#6 Post by Fia » July 2nd, 2008, 9:57 pm

:pointlaugh:
I'd kidnap you for week to improve my vegan cookery, Emma :D

Cooking for me is one of life's pleasures. I find pottering around in the kitchen being creative very therapeutic. Nothing soothes anger away like making bread. Not having a sweet tooth I'm a terrible baker - the children's birthday cakes were frequently iced up as ski slopes :redface: But I would rate myself 9/10 for main courses, and make fabulous marmalade, so probably altogether around a 7, going on an 8 as for the first time ever this year I've ripped up the grass and am growing my own veg.

My cleaning is adequate, was better when my Mum was alive as the house would get blitzed prior to her staying. Wasn't it Quentin Crisp who said that after 3 years the dust doesn't get any worse? :laughter:

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#7 Post by Alan C. » July 2nd, 2008, 10:37 pm

Fia
so probably altogether around a 7, going on an 8 as for the first time ever this year I've ripped up the grass and am growing my own veg.
Good for you Fia, as I've said on other threads "grass is no use, unless you have sheep" (or dogs that need somewhere to poop) Good luck with the veg :thumbsup:
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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#8 Post by Alan H » July 2nd, 2008, 10:50 pm

Maria wrote:You forgot to give yourself a rating, Nick.

Mine would be zero for cooking because I don't care about food and have always found cooking to be a chore and zero for housework because my standards are lower than most people I know.
The curry you made with your own fair hands yesterday was delicious [---][/---] perhaps a bit too hot for my taste, but still delicious.

No comment about the housework, though...


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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#9 Post by Jem » July 3rd, 2008, 10:26 am

I award myself 11 out of 10 for housework. I am really anal about having everything just so. As for cooking...I think I'm great at it but I'm aware that my repertoire is a bit limited so 6 out of 10.

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#10 Post by Nick » July 3rd, 2008, 11:02 am

Alan H wrote: The curry you made with your own fair hands yesterday was delicious
:supershock: I thought you were a veggie, Alan! What does Maria use now? Hooks?

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#11 Post by Nick » July 3rd, 2008, 11:12 am

Maria wrote:You forgot to give yourself a rating, Nick.
I didn't forget, Maria, I was just crawling back under my shell.

I enjoy entertaining, but seldom feel like cooking until I'm hungry, when it's too late to do anything elaborate. It's also not encouraging cooking for one. At the moment I don't have an oven, and my repertoire is limited, but I generally avoid disaster. I can however guarantee that you won't be given small portions. :thumbsup:

As for housework, let's say, as an economist, that I follow the law of comparative advantage. Even if I were great at housework, it is best left to someone else. :D

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#12 Post by wizzy » July 3rd, 2008, 8:48 pm

My housework standards are quite low, in that I can't be bothered to do it that often, but I am aware that it needs doing and would be happier if things were miraculously clean. My partner's standards are even lower, in that she can't be bothered to do it either, but also doesn't much care when it needs doing.

I'd like a house elf - I'd treat it well.

My partner does most of the cooking, seems to enjoy it and cooks well. If it was left to me we'd eat ready meals most of the time. However she's not good at doing cakes, and I'm better. When I do cook on occasion I cook well, but I'm a bit of perfectionist and am often a bit disappointed - if I make the effort to cook I want it to be amazing.

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#13 Post by Alan H » July 3rd, 2008, 10:47 pm

Nick wrote:
Alan H wrote: The curry you made with your own fair hands yesterday was delicious
:supershock: I thought you were a veggie, Alan! What does Maria use now? Hooks?
:hilarity:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#14 Post by Alan H » July 3rd, 2008, 10:51 pm

wizzy wrote:I'd like a house elf - I'd treat it well.
If you find an agency that hires them out, let us know! (But with all the concerns about safety in the home these days, I'm not sure I could afford the 'elf insurance!)
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#15 Post by Nick » July 4th, 2008, 10:05 am

.....not to mention complying with the Elfin Safety Regulations......

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#16 Post by Alan H » July 4th, 2008, 4:52 pm

Surely it would be easier to find a 'gnome help'? *




Apologies to David Bowie.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#17 Post by Nick » July 4th, 2008, 5:42 pm

There's little to choose between elves and gnomes. They're fairy similar. Just take your pixie. :D


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*rushes off to start goblin his tea....*

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#18 Post by Alan C. » July 4th, 2008, 7:45 pm

Nick
There's little to choose between elves and gnomes. They're fairy similar. Just take your pixie. :D
That's very Trow Nick.
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My picture has gone :puzzled: As Trows are probably not as well known as Elves Pixies etc, I posted a picture of one, it showed up on the preview but now it's gone.
Damned Trows! They can be so annoying.
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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#19 Post by Alan H » July 4th, 2008, 8:16 pm

Nick wrote:There's little to choose between elves and gnomes. They're fairy similar. Just take your pixie. :D


:exit:

*rushes off to start goblin his tea....*
:offtopic: but do you know the difference between weasel and a stoat?
Spoiler:
The weasel is weasily recognised and the stoat is stoatily different.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Are you a domestic god(ess)?

#20 Post by Chineapple punk » July 8th, 2008, 9:19 pm

I don't cook very often. It's not that I'm bad, just that I tend to use every, pot, plate and utensil in the flat, hence creating a mountain of washing up. Think i'm about 6 out of 10 for cooking and 8/10 for cleaning (I love hoovering!?)

My partner is a v good cook and makes a mean veggie spag bol.
Give quiche a chance.

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