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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    redfox
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2½
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    • 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2½ 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 PM
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    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 10th Mar 18, 9:33 PM
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    Snap-ant
    Things which confirm you’re British.


    • Worrying you’ve accidentally packed 3 kilos of cocaine and a dead goat as you stroll through “Nothing to declare”
    • Being unable to stand and leave without first saying “right”
    • Not hearing someone for the third time, so just laughing and hoping for the best
    • Saying “anywhere here’s fine” when the taxi’s directly outside your front door
    • Being sure to start touching your bag 15 minutes before your station, so the person in the aisle seat is fully prepared for your exit
    • Repeatedly pressing the door button on the train before it’s illuminated, to assure your fellow commuters you have the situation in hand
    Having someone sit next to you on the train, meaning you’ll have to eat your crisps at home
    • The huge sense of relief after your perfectly valid train ticket is accepted by the inspector
    The horror of someone you only half know saying: “Oh I’m getting that train too”
    • “Sorry, is anyone sitting here?” – Translation: Unless this is a person who looks remarkably like a bag, I suggest you move it
    • Loudly tapping your fingers at the cashpoint, to assure the queue that you’ve asked for money and the wait is out of your hands
    • Looking away so violently as someone nearby enters their PIN that you accidentally dislocate your neck
    • Waiting for permission to leave after paying for something with the exact change
    Saying hello to a friend in the supermarket, then creeping around like a burglar to avoid seeing them again
    Watching with quiet sorrow as you receive a different haircut to the one you requested
    • Being unable to pay for something with the exact change without saying “I think that’s right”
    Overtaking someone on foot and having to keep up the uncomfortably fast pace until safely over the horizon
    • Being unable to turn and walk in the opposite direction without first taking out your phone and frowning at it
    Deeming it necessary to do a little jog over zebra crossings, while throwing in an apologetic mini wave
    Punishing people who don’t say thank you by saying “you’re welcome” as quietly as possible
    • The overwhelming sorrow of finding a cup of tea you forgot about
    • Turning down a cup of tea for no reason and instantly knowing you’ve made a terrible, terrible mistake
    • Suddenly remembering your tea and necking it like a massive, lukewarm shot
    Realising you’ve got about fifty grand’s worth of plastic bags under your kitchen sink
    • “You’ll have to excuse the mess” – Translation: I’ve spent seven hours tidying in preparation for your visit
    • Indicating that you want the last roast potato by trying to force everyone else to take it
    • “I’m off to bed” – Translation: “I’m off to stare at my phone in another part of the house”
    Mishearing somebody’s name on the second time of asking, meaning you must now avoid them forever
    • Leaving it too late to correct someone, meaning you must live with your new name forever

    • Running out of ways to say thanks when a succession of doors are held for you, having already deployed ‘cheers’, ‘ta’ and ‘nice one’
    • Changing from ‘kind regards’ to just ‘regards’, to indicate that you’re rapidly reaching the end of your tether
    • Staring at your phone in silent horror until the unknown number stops ringing
    • Hearing a recording of your own voice and deciding it’s perhaps best never to speak again
    • The relief when someone doesn’t answer their phone within three rings and you can hang up
    • Filming an entire fireworks display on your phone, knowing full well you’ll never, ever watch it again”


    mine are in bold
    Our Family Motto ~
    If all else fails - read the instructions...

    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Mar 18, 9:33 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    2. It has changed its name to google pay, your vouchers are under the 'cards' tab.
    Originally posted by michaels
    I had a bit of a panic and had to actually pay money.... thanks you are a star x
    184.8
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Mar 18, 9:35 PM
    • 16,103 Posts
    • 193,915 Thanks
    Sunshinemummy
    Things which confirm you’re British.


    • Worrying you’ve accidentally packed 3 kilos of cocaine and a dead goat as you stroll through “Nothing to declare”
    • Being unable to stand and leave without first saying “right”
    • Not hearing someone for the third time, so just laughing and hoping for the best
    • Saying “anywhere here’s fine” when the taxi’s directly outside your front door
    • Being sure to start touching your bag 15 minutes before your station, so the person in the aisle seat is fully prepared for your exit
    • Repeatedly pressing the door button on the train before it’s illuminated, to assure your fellow commuters you have the situation in hand
    Having someone sit next to you on the train, meaning you’ll have to eat your crisps at home
    • The huge sense of relief after your perfectly valid train ticket is accepted by the inspector
    The horror of someone you only half know saying: “Oh I’m getting that train too”
    • “Sorry, is anyone sitting here?” – Translation: Unless this is a person who looks remarkably like a bag, I suggest you move it
    • Loudly tapping your fingers at the cashpoint, to assure the queue that you’ve asked for money and the wait is out of your hands
    • Looking away so violently as someone nearby enters their PIN that you accidentally dislocate your neck
    • Waiting for permission to leave after paying for something with the exact change
    Saying hello to a friend in the supermarket, then creeping around like a burglar to avoid seeing them again
    Watching with quiet sorrow as you receive a different haircut to the one you requested
    • Being unable to pay for something with the exact change without saying “I think that’s right”
    Overtaking someone on foot and having to keep up the uncomfortably fast pace until safely over the horizon
    • Being unable to turn and walk in the opposite direction without first taking out your phone and frowning at it
    Deeming it necessary to do a little jog over zebra crossings, while throwing in an apologetic mini wave
    Punishing people who don’t say thank you by saying “you’re welcome” as quietly as possible
    • The overwhelming sorrow of finding a cup of tea you forgot about
    • Turning down a cup of tea for no reason and instantly knowing you’ve made a terrible, terrible mistake
    • Suddenly remembering your tea and necking it like a massive, lukewarm shot
    Realising you’ve got about fifty grand’s worth of plastic bags under your kitchen sink
    • “You’ll have to excuse the mess” – Translation: I’ve spent seven hours tidying in preparation for your visit
    • Indicating that you want the last roast potato by trying to force everyone else to take it
    • “I’m off to bed” – Translation: “I’m off to stare at my phone in another part of the house”
    Mishearing somebody’s name on the second time of asking, meaning you must now avoid them forever
    • Leaving it too late to correct someone, meaning you must live with your new name forever

    • Running out of ways to say thanks when a succession of doors are held for you, having already deployed ‘cheers’, ‘ta’ and ‘nice one’
    • Changing from ‘kind regards’ to just ‘regards’, to indicate that you’re rapidly reaching the end of your tether
    • Staring at your phone in silent horror until the unknown number stops ringing
    • Hearing a recording of your own voice and deciding it’s perhaps best never to speak again
    • The relief when someone doesn’t answer their phone within three rings and you can hang up
    • Filming an entire fireworks display on your phone, knowing full well you’ll never, ever watch it again”


    mine are in bold
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    OMG this is great - I am going to shorten it and remove some words - for a quiz on the hen do!

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    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 10th Mar 18, 9:42 PM
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    zippydooda
    No was me
    Originally posted by bubbs
    you think its me and dave that picks on you a little, thats because its only us 2 that listens to ya
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 10th Mar 18, 9:48 PM
    • 19,487 Posts
    • 209,710 Thanks
    Enterprise 1701C
    Things which confirm you!!!8217;re British.


    !!!8226; Worrying you!!!8217;ve accidentally packed 3 kilos of cocaine and a dead goat as you stroll through !!!8220;Nothing to declare!!!8221;
    !!!8226; Being unable to stand and leave without first saying !!!8220;right!!!8221;
    !!!8226; Not hearing someone for the third time, so just laughing and hoping for the best
    !!!8226; Saying !!!8220;anywhere here!!!8217;s fine!!!8221; when the taxi!!!8217;s directly outside your front door
    !!!8226; Being sure to start touching your bag 15 minutes before your station, so the person in the aisle seat is fully prepared for your exit
    !!!8226; Repeatedly pressing the door button on the train before it!!!8217;s illuminated, to assure your fellow commuters you have the situation in hand
    !!!8226; Having someone sit next to you on the train, meaning you!!!8217;ll have to eat your crisps at home
    !!!8226; The huge sense of relief after your perfectly valid train ticket is accepted by the inspector
    !!!8226; The horror of someone you only half know saying: !!!8220;Oh I!!!8217;m getting that train too!!!8221;
    !!!8226; !!!8220;Sorry, is anyone sitting here?!!!8221; !!!8211; Translation: Unless this is a person who looks remarkably like a bag, I suggest you move it
    !!!8226; Loudly tapping your fingers at the cashpoint, to assure the queue that you!!!8217;ve asked for money and the wait is out of your hands
    !!!8226; Looking away so violently as someone nearby enters their PIN that you accidentally dislocate your neck
    !!!8226; Waiting for permission to leave after paying for something with the exact change
    !!!8226; Saying hello to a friend in the supermarket, then creeping around like a burglar to avoid seeing them again
    !!!8226; Watching with quiet sorrow as you receive a different haircut to the one you requested
    !!!8226; Being unable to pay for something with the exact change without saying !!!8220;I think that!!!8217;s right!!!8221;
    !!!8226; Overtaking someone on foot and having to keep up the uncomfortably fast pace until safely over the horizon
    !!!8226; Being unable to turn and walk in the opposite direction without first taking out your phone and frowning at it
    !!!8226; Deeming it necessary to do a little jog over zebra crossings, while throwing in an apologetic mini wave
    !!!8226; Punishing people who don!!!8217;t say thank you by saying !!!8220;you!!!8217;re welcome!!!8221; as quietly as possible
    !!!8226; The overwhelming sorrow of finding a cup of tea you forgot about
    !!!8226; Turning down a cup of tea for no reason and instantly knowing you!!!8217;ve made a terrible, terrible mistake
    !!!8226; Suddenly remembering your tea and necking it like a massive, lukewarm shot
    !!!8226; Realising you!!!8217;ve got about fifty grand!!!8217;s worth of plastic bags under your kitchen sink
    !!!8226; !!!8220;You!!!8217;ll have to excuse the mess!!!8221; !!!8211; Translation: I!!!8217;ve spent seven hours tidying in preparation for your visit
    !!!8226; Indicating that you want the last roast potato by trying to force everyone else to take it
    !!!8226; !!!8220;I!!!8217;m off to bed!!!8221; !!!8211; Translation: !!!8220;I!!!8217;m off to stare at my phone in another part of the house!!!8221;
    !!!8226; Mishearing somebody!!!8217;s name on the second time of asking, meaning you must now avoid them forever
    !!!8226; Leaving it too late to correct someone, meaning you must live with your new name forever

    !!!8226; Running out of ways to say thanks when a succession of doors are held for you, having already deployed !!!8216;cheers!!!8217;, !!!8216;ta!!!8217; and !!!8216;nice one!!!8217;
    !!!8226; Changing from !!!8216;kind regards!!!8217; to just !!!8216;regards!!!8217;, to indicate that you!!!8217;re rapidly reaching the end of your tether
    !!!8226; Staring at your phone in silent horror until the unknown number stops ringing
    !!!8226; Hearing a recording of your own voice and deciding it!!!8217;s perhaps best never to speak again
    !!!8226; The relief when someone doesn!!!8217;t answer their phone within three rings and you can hang up
    !!!8226; Filming an entire fireworks display on your phone, knowing full well you!!!8217;ll never, ever watch it again!!!8221;


    mine are in bold
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    There's a few things there that sound extremely familiar lol

    Not least that a neighbour has long been calling me by the wrong name, she was introduced to me and another friend at the same time, that other friend moved away long since, but i still can't bring myself to tell her
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 9:50 PM
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    bubbs
    Sorry bubbs
    Originally posted by izzy65
    It's ok no probs x
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 9:51 PM
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    bubbs
    you think its me and dave that picks on you a little, thats because its only us 2 that listens to ya
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Funny how so many got chickens then
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 10th Mar 18, 9:53 PM
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    davemorton
    Funny how so many got chickens then
    Originally posted by bubbs
    But chickens fowl!
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 9:57 PM
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    bubbs
    But chickens fowl!
    Originally posted by davemorton
    No chicken jokes perrrleessseeeeeee
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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 10th Mar 18, 10:01 PM
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    • 209,710 Thanks
    Enterprise 1701C
    No chicken jokes perrrleessseeeeeee
    Originally posted by bubbs
    How about a few c o c k and bull stories ......
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 10th Mar 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 319,874 Thanks
    davemorton
    No chicken jokes perrrleessseeeeeee
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Not even a poultry amount?
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 10th Mar 18, 10:04 PM
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    • 237,130 Thanks
    zippydooda
    Funny how so many got chickens then
    Originally posted by bubbs
    they must have read our quotes
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 10:05 PM
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    • 622,435 Thanks
    bubbs
    How about a few c o c k and bull stories ......
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Plenty of them on here
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 10:06 PM
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    bubbs
    they must have read our quotes
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    You always have to have the last word
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    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 10th Mar 18, 10:10 PM
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    • 237,130 Thanks
    zippydooda
    You always have to have the last word
    Originally posted by bubbs
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 10th Mar 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 319,874 Thanks
    davemorton
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    love 'em.
    “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 10:18 PM
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    • 622,435 Thanks
    bubbs
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
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    • gocat
    • By gocat 10th Mar 18, 10:25 PM
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    gocat
    Time to vote for Sarah and Waffle again please and thank you.

    Results tomorrow on Crufts.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Mar 18, 10:34 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Time to vote for Sarah and Waffle again please and thank you.

    Results tomorrow on Crufts.
    Originally posted by gocat
    Done x

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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 18, 10:35 PM
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    bubbs
    Time to vote for Sarah and Waffle again please and thank you.

    Results tomorrow on Crufts.
    Originally posted by gocat
    I forgot tonight, so thanks for reminder
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