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Confessions of a very tired old styler. Please join in.



  • laurel7172
    laurel7172 Posts: 2,071 Forumite
    I'm wondering how all the sugar, butter,eggs, flour and spice that have gone into "not wasting" a courgette on steroids today (four spiced marrow cakes) can possibly be described as OS...
    import this
  • Byatt
    Byatt Posts: 3,496 Forumite
    I bought 3 packets of nuts to pad out the cheap and plain muesli I had. Somehow, over two nights they all went. :o:o
  • Chaos_Monkey
    Last week, I bought 700g of Cadders chocolate for 'baking' (crispy cakes and tiffin topping etc for lunchboxes) because it was on offer and it would last 'ages'. Sadly, DH found the two 350g bars before I'd got them out of the shopping bag and in to the baking cupboard. So then later that night, he opened one bar. And we ate it all! Then the following night, the same thing happened with the 2nd 350g bar. Except, it might have been me who cracked that one open...

    So then I went and bought two 200g bars in secret and stashed them. Sadly, there is only maybe 100g left. And DH didn't find them this time...and 100g isn't enough to make anything, so it'll just have to be eaten and replenished. :o

    So I'll be 1.1kg of chocolate down, and no lunchbox snacks better off. This week, I am determined to buy the choc and make up the snacks that very same day - then I can only lick the bowls. Maybe :rotfl:
  • LameWolf
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    Oh dear, oh dear, sounds like we need to start a Self-Restraint thread.:D

    Now, I wonder how the cooking wine in the Wolf's Lair all "evaporated"?:whistle::whistle::whistle:
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.;)
  • MotheroftheKid
    This thread is so funny, it has really made me laugh today, thank you :)

    My confession, at the weekend my DS had a friend over for a sleepover. I thought I would treat them to some ice cream. I got it out and there was only enough for the two of them - so I discretely ate the lot!!! Bad Mother! :mad:
  • gibson123
    gibson123 Posts: 1,733 Forumite
    :rotfl::rotfl:Loving this thread, and good to know we can be both frugal and hedonistic.:beer:
  • cornishchick
    :jhaving a good laugh at this thread.... its good to know there is somewhere we can confess all our OS sins lol
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  • Lilyplonk
    Lilyplonk Posts: 1,145 Forumite
    edited 4 December 2012 at 4:21PM
    I've been posting mainly on the 'Decluttering in 2012' thread for the past couple of weeks as I'm desperately trying to clear/chuck/dispose of stuff before moving home in the next couple of weeks - yes that's right BEFORE Christmas :eek:!

    Today I decided to declutter and pack away any kitchen items that I think we won't need between now and then. However, I'm disgusted at myself and have decided that it's time for a confession time - is there such an organisation as 'Kitchenalia Anonymous' shrug.gif. I've boxed, sealed and labelled:

    Food Processor / its Blender / all attachments
    Food Mixer with attachments
    Microwave cookware
    Electric Coffee Filter Machine
    Box full of various size/shape baking tins/silicon
    Box full of Buffet/Party items (serving dishes/napkins/plates etc)
    Box full of metal kitchen utensils
    Box full of brand new cutlery
    Box full of 20 Cookery Books / leaflets / folder of favourite recipes / folder of Pressure Cooker recipes.

    The following are still 'looking at me' accusingly:

    2 x 4litre Pressure Cookers (one might finish up in 'his flat')
    George Foreman Grill/Griddle
    11-15 litre Halogen Oven
    6.5 litre Slow Cooker
    Electric Steamer
    Hob top Steamer
    Concertina-style steamer insert
    Five saucepans (2large/2medium/1small)
    very large Saute Pan
    Egg poacher/small saute pan
    Dimple-lidded 'chicken roaster'
    four plastic colanders - assorted sizes
    2 Cafetieres (1 large/1small)
    Medium size stove top coffee maker
    2 Coffee Pots (one enamel/one china)
    3 'pottery' Tea Pots (family size / 2 person / 1 person)
    'Nice' Teapot/milk jug/sugar bowl - Brand new in box
    Dinner Service and matching cups/saucers for above.
    Usual array of 'mixed everyday' dinner plates/stew (or casserole) bowls/cereal dishes/small plates
    3 Glass Trifle dishes
    12 assorted individual glass trifle/dessert dishes
    16 assorted glasses (whisky/hiball/pint/half-pint)
    2 toasters (one in cupboard as 'a spare')
    Spare hob-top whistling kettle

    Is it possible to get yourself barred from shopping channels / charity shops / car boot sales / Freecycle and/or Freegle :o.

    Ok then - my coffee break confession time is now over so back to the battle ground .............................
  • gallygirl
    gallygirl Posts: 17,228 Forumite
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    You forgot the set of suitcases and cuddly toy :D.

    Hope it all goes well :T
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
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  • Honey_Bear
    Honey_Bear Posts: 7,102 Forumite
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    edited 5 December 2012 at 11:12AM
    Frugal Confession Time: I dropped into Morribunds to get some dog food, and realised if I spent £40 we would have the fourth voucher to qualify for the freebie £25 voucher, iuswim. I found a whoopsied lamb joint that I could cram into the freezer, got the dog stuff and topped up with two sets of batteries - always needed in this house. Got to the check out ... £37.50. Zipped around the incredibly busy till to pick up a few milk chocolate bars (I hate milk chocolate) and the cashier rang them up one by one until I hit £40 - so I spent £2.50 on rubbish I didn't need to buy goodies I didn't need or want to get a voucher we don't really need as friends are supplying all the extras for Christmas. All we have to get is the turkey from a farm we've had them from for years.

    And now I've just eaten two of the five bars because OH is away for a few days and I feel sick. Bleeaach.
    Better is good enough.
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