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

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  • moments_of_sanity
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    These 'confessions' are fantastic, I feel 'normal' at last! :D

    My kitchen bin lid is disgusting, bits of food on it, drips of liquid etc and as for the wall directly behind the bin.....let's not go there! I sit in my living room chair looking at it every evening hoping that at some point I will be ars.......... Motivated to clean it! Here's hoping :rotfl:
  • Cherry24
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    This thread has really cheered me up today :D

    This isn't my confession but my boyfriend's.
    Instead of cooking his soup in a pan or microwave, he just puts the tin on the hob and heats it up.
    I worry as to if this is ok but he insists that lots of people do it.:undecided
  • piecemeal
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    I made oven fish and chips and added some home grown tomatoes to yesterday's leftover salad. The fish was leftover pollock, dipped in flour, then egg, then leftover cornflake crumbs (given by friend to "feed the birds" - hah!). The chips were potato wedges. DH got it out of oven early; the fish was undercooked and so were the chips. I shoved my bit of fish in the microwave and it turned tough and disgusting. I forced down the salad and chucked everything else in the bin. I refrained from getting a takeaway but now I'm famished!
  • ditsykitchen
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    Cherry24 wrote: »
    This thread has really cheered me up today :D

    This isn't my confession but my boyfriend's.
    Instead of cooking his soup in a pan or microwave, he just puts the tin on the hob and heats it up.
    I worry as to if this is ok but he insists that lots of people do it.:undecided

    :rotfl: never heard of this one!
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  • This_Year
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    My lounge curtains need re-hemming and have done for a couple of years. Careful arrangement and never moving the curtains ie not drawing them in the evening means I can't see the hems as they're never visible.

    However they're looking a bit dusty so I may have to give them a jiggle and rearrangement soon.

    My Grandmother would have my guts for garters if she were here. :o


    These are the temporary curtains that went up in 2005 while waiting for the made to measure ones to be ready. Those are under the bed in the bag they arrived in.
  • Josslette
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    I couldn't be bothered putting the bin out last night so thought id do it early this morning, put it out at half 7 and could see the bin men at the wrong end of the road, have left the bin out in hope they'll come back....:o
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  • Josslette
    Josslette Posts: 554 Forumite
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    I am also now late leaving the house and will be attempting make up on the bus!
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  • Chris25
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    edited 21 August 2013 at 8:35AM
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    Mint1955 wrote: »
    Phew I thought it was just me although I did wash them once years ago but that makes the pins holding them up go rusty so not doing that again!

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:



    I bought some gorgeous Laura Ashley chintz fabric, many moons ago, at a church fete. It had already been lined & the lady told me that she had started making it for her kitchen window but hadn't put curtain tape at the top as she wasn't sure whether to make curtains or a blind.

    They then decided to move so it just got bundled up in case they could use it in the new house, they couldn't, & so after 20+ years of sitting in one of her drawers, she decided to pass it on to the fete.

    As it was a little dusty, I washed it & when I got it out of the machine about 50 teeny, tiny pins had rusted down the middle of the fabric ruining some beautiful lemon roses. I didn't even even seen the pins - she'd sewn over them & left them in the fabric!

    It's sitting in one of my drawers now for probably another 20+ years & so really is vintage :D

    Anyway, my sitting room curtains have been in that room for 20 years - never been cleaned. They are long & wide & heavy as they're velvet but I take them down at least once a year (try to make it twice) to hang on the line on a really blowy, dry day.

    I do them one at a time, and after pegging, I brush them to get rid of the heavy dust & then let the wind do it's best :)

    The linings are full of holes where a couple of cats, over the years, have run up them to sit on the pole. And, they were made longer so that they could drape beautifully with tie-backs but we've never got around to putting the hooks up (no idea where they are now) so they just, fashionably, puddle on the floor ;)
  • kazmeister
    kazmeister Posts: 3,336 Forumite
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    edited 21 August 2013 at 8:50AM
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    Welcome back confessions!
    Raksha wrote: »
    I bought 3 tester pots of yellow paint for the hallway, have painted 6" squares to test them on the wall....

    So - how long will it be before the rest of the wall gets painted, and will my chosen colour still be available when I finally get 'a round tuit'?

    Unfortunately I cannot remember how many years ago that I did the same but they are still there! Oh and the paint is still in a rusty tin in the shed unopened :o

    I guess I should get up now as its 9:47 but I wont be doing anything other than vegging out on a sun lounger either by the pool or on the beach
    Mortgage, we're getting there with the end in sight £6587 07/23, otherwise free of the debt thanks to MSE help!
  • Cherry24
    Cherry24 Posts: 328 Forumite
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    :rotfl: never heard of this one!

    I'd never heard of it either. Think he's been watching too many American campfire movies.

    Not sure if he does it to save on washing up but all that happens is it overflows onto the hob and causes a major mess.
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