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  • beanielou
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    Glad that you had a fab weekend.

    I feel your pain re the jeans, I loathe buying jeans.
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    I hate buying jeans too. The waistband is always far too low for me to feel comfortable, and I have to get a size 16 to get them to fit properly in the first place but after a bit of wear and regular washing they become a bit too big and loose as I'm normally a 14. The last pair I bought were actually from eBay as they came up in a search for "high rise jeans", but they look dreadful as they're massive around the thighs and I don't like being outside the house in them DX
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  • wishingthemortgaheaway
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    Sounds like a lovely weekend Fortune. I hope you enjoy the rest that comes this weekend.

    I too hate shopping for jeans. Why can't they just fit and look nice? I also have the same difficulty with shoes. And since having Pickle baby carriers too - thank heavens we have a sling library so I can try them all before I buy. Why can't we have a jeans library?
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  • Karmacat
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    Wonderful stuff, Fortune - hope pottering about locally will be restorative.

    Another one here that hates buying jeans. Any clothes at all, actually, sorry!
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  • themadvix
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    Ditto re jeans.... I find Next's to fit best.

    Enjoy the pottering - a routine day is so necessary sometimes!
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  • greent
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    Another one here who is not a fan of buying jeans - I have large thighs (even when a size 8 they were chunky) and my hips are usually a size larger than my waist - and I'm not a fan of low rise ones post children - waaay too much squidge!! :D Oh - and I'm short, too. Meh!

    Glad weekend was good :)
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  • Fortune_Smiles
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    I can see I'm not alone in the struggle for a good fit jean :rotfl:

    What a lovely day it's been today. I popped into the market town and felt very comfortable navigating and finding a parking spot. Had a delightful time making new friends over coffee and cake, getting some artistic inspiration and generally exploring. I'm starting to feel at home here.

    Got home to find my windows had been cleaned :eek: It seems our vendor had forgotten to let the window cleaner know that she was moving. Mr F gave him quite a shock apparently :rotfl: I had intended to get a window cleaner so no harm done. He's come once every couple of months in the past so if that proves sufficient it will work out cheaper than my previous bill :)

    Mr F has left for his next business trip so I am occupying myself with FB sales - 6 items listed so far :T The it's another early night for me. I am suddenly exhausted.

    Night all

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  • wishingthemortgaheaway
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    Was it just the fact that Mr F was not the person the window cleaner was expecting or is there more to this tale?

    Sat on the toilet?
    In the shower?
    Still in bed?
    Dancing to a cheesy number?
    Wearing your pinny whilst washing up?
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  • Fortune_Smiles
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    Was it just the fact that Mr F was not the person the window cleaner was expecting or is there more to this tale?

    Sat on the toilet?
    In the shower?
    Still in bed?
    Dancing to a cheesy number?
    Wearing your pinny whilst washing up?

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Of all of those options Wish the first is the most likely. We have a low, clear window in the bathroom and, if you were walking up to the front of the house, I think you might be able to see anyone in situ :rotfl:

    It was more that Mr F noticed a stranger wandering outside the house with a ladder and marched up to him demanding to know his business.

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  • Fortune_Smiles
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    So I checked on the downstairs loo this morning as today is the day it's supposed to become operational.

    It is leaking :eek: More than before :eek: The concrete plinth is cracking and flaking and the previous silicone (which I was assured would be removed and cleaned up) is clearly visible underneath :eek:

    I have been on the 'phone to the boss this morning who agreed to come round himself within 20 minutes and then texted to say he'd just remembered he'd left his tools on a job elsewhere and could he come round on his way home at 5.30 this evening. Really? Good job I was able to isolate the water inlet pipe myself.

    I'd rather use someone else now but can't find anyone who's available before September :eek: Mr F thinks he could do the job himself so, if we don't get any joy today, I think I'll wait until he gets home.

    Very irritating.

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