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Money Savers Arms CXXVII - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Mine is another Monica's cupboard. I will sort it, I will sort it, I will s.........

    Anyway, tired out after my late night with a night owl friend and trying to keep awake for our quiz later.

    Coffee, please? Who is serving?
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    FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    edited 20 April 2018 at 8:28PM
    I'm entering our cupboard of doom later. I have a torch, rope, and Kendal mint cake. Send help if I'm not out by Monday.


    What, no beer? Mind you, real ale and confined spaces. It's probably not such a good idea after all. *parp*
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  • TigsteroonieTigsteroonie Forumite
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    I decided not to enter the cupboard of doom until there was another adult in the house to pull me out :D

    Instead I decided to clean the kitchen wall tiles and cupboard doors. I'm suffering from "Parents visiting soon, only 8 days to clean the house to their standard" syndrome.
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  • edited 21 April 2018 at 9:11AM
    FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    edited 21 April 2018 at 9:11AM
    I decided not to enter the cupboard of doom until there was another adult in the house to pull me out :D

    Instead I decided to clean the kitchen wall tiles and cupboard doors. I'm suffering from "Parents visiting soon, only 8 days to clean the house to their standard" syndrome.

    A wise decision. The emptying of deep, dark cupboards should not be attempted without a responsible adult being present. That lets me off doing anything on my own. ;)

    Don't forget to leave a DNA sample, and make sure your underwear has got your name written in indelible ink on it for identification purposes.

    You shouldn't worry about parents looking at your house with a critical eye, unless they arrive wearing white gloves and start running a finger across the top of doors and shelves. :eek:
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister. :D
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  • pipkin71pipkin71 Forumite
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    Fruitcake wrote: »
    A wise decision. The emptying of deep, dark cupboards should not be attempted without a responsible adult being present. That lets me off doing anything on my own. ;)

    Don't forget to leave a DNA sample, and make sure your underwear has got your name written in indelible ink on it for identification purposes.

    You shouldn't worry about parents looking at your house with a critical eye, unless they arrive wearing white gloves and start running a finger across the top of doors and shelves. :eek:

    There have been times in the past, when my mother has visited, where she has been rather critical of the state of certain family members houses, so I just know she would be having the same conversation about my house if ever it was in a state of disarray whilst she was there :o :rotfl:
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  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    It doesn't matter how scrupulously clean your house normally is, the day your mother visits will be moments after a whirlwind of grandchildren or husbands motorbike or car club or wife's rugby club friends, or builders have just passed through.

    You cannot escape your mother's tssk tssk comments or silent rabbit nose of disapproval.
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  • pipkin71pipkin71 Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    You could always blame Mr Pipkin for any mess. :rotfl:

    Well, I blame him for everything else, so ... :rotfl:
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    pipkin71 wrote: »
    Well, I blame him for everything else, so ... :rotfl:

    I bet you didn't tell him anything about that at the interview.
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  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    I'm entering our cupboard of doom later. I have a torch, rope, and Kendal mint cake. Send help if I'm not out by Monday.
    I can see the movie:

    Tigsteroonie And The Cupboard Of Doom

    I can't afford Lucas, so I'm afraid Eli Roth's directing :(
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