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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by lonelymom » Sun May 17, 2009 9:10 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:clap:
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by englishangel » Sun May 17, 2009 9:12 am

Angela Woodford wrote:
englishangel wrote:I had to take a suspender belt from the beginning because I was tall and I think we wore them until 16 as we had ribbed stockings long after the rest of the world had graduated to tights. In sixth form we wore 30 denier American Tan tights.
Mine were Pretty Polly "Romany" tights in a terrible dark brown which "made my legs look slimmer". Or so I was convinced. :lol: :lol: :lol: I chose these tights regularly at Graysons because I aspired to the style of the picture of the model on the packaging - a leggy beauty with a Venetian Pageboy haircut... :oops: But if we didn't have/couldn't afford tights, we wore the beige ankle socks in summer - the perils of the "sock mark"!

I don't understand why Mary wore the repulsive putty coloured ribbed stockings in the 111 form. Surely it didn't matter if you were tall when it was a matter of socks and brown itchy long socks? Scratch! Scratch! (The socks exacerbated the eczema on the knees of poor Janet Bell..)

Sorry, all new parents; :offtopic: will get back to my Sunday morning cup of strong tea.
Nor do I, Unless it was a foot size thing as well, I took a 7 when I started. Caroline may know.
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by Angela Woodford » Sun May 17, 2009 10:28 am

Ajarn Philip wrote:
Off topic be damned! :lol: There was something about that last sentence I simply couldn't resist.

"The socks were new, they did not smell,
But somehow we knew that all wasn’t well.
They were not yellow, but you’d have fibbed
If you had claimed they were not ribbed.
They itched and itched like demons from Hell
And exacerbated the eczema of poor Janet Bell…"
Oh, Philip! :lol: Superb.... yes, I'm tempted -

We may not know, we cannot tell
How itched the knees of Janet Bell
Oh! Hellish irritating pox
Exacerbated by brown socks!
Though aequeous cream from Sister soothed it
Th' socks were agony - scratching proved it!
Elastic garters at the knee
Tortured the girls sat in Form Three!
Poor Janet! Knees that knew their rights
Were eventually restored by tights.
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by lonelymom » Sun May 17, 2009 10:33 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

You too are so clever! Wish I could write things like that! :(
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by Ajarn Philip » Sun May 17, 2009 10:59 am

But tights, although most fine for knees,
Prevented thighs from feeling breeze.
Is nothing perfect? Tights don’t itch!
Nothing, Janet, life’s a bitch…
For thighs, when oft deprived of air,
Resemble heads bereft of hair –
Pale and lumpy cellulose
Transforms thighs into something most
Disturbing.

So, Janet, if you want good thighs,
I’m sure it will be no surprise
That you will have to bin the tights;
And then, if lucky, you just might
Avoid unpleasant, cruel mocking
By going out and buying STOCKINGS!
Disturbing...
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by Ajarn Philip » Sun May 17, 2009 11:12 am

To prevent this getting out of hand, I've started a new thread in Non-CH stuff!
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by J.R. » Sun May 17, 2009 3:39 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:To prevent this getting out of hand, I've started a new thread in Non-CH stuff!
Thank Gawd for that !

I was starting to lose control AGAIN !
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by huggermugger » Thu May 21, 2009 10:37 pm

lonelymom wrote:Huggermugger, at parents evening on Sunday I noticed lots of the boys looked just like that! I did ask my daughter to point out your son so I could say hello to you, but apparently it wasn't cool to do so! :lol:
Oh - I wish you/she had! :(

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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by lonelymom » Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:47 pm

I'm sure we'll meet one day, huggermugger, although at this rate it will probably be at the Leavers Service.

This section of the forum is surprisingly quiet at the moment, where is everyone? :roll:
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by Fjgrogan » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:40 pm

Girding themselves up for the fray in September, maybe?
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by lonelymom » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:34 am

Yes, probably. Or too busy sewing name labels on to type! I still haven't bought everything for my youngest daughter yet, mainly because she hates shopping and won't come with me to choose/try on. Completely the opposite to when my eldest (shopoholic) daughter started, by now everything was bought, labelled and packed!
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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by ailurophile » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:26 pm

This section of the forum is surprisingly quiet at the moment, where is everyone?
Well I can't speak for anyone else Lonelymom, but with two teenagers at home I'm lucky if I can get near the PC!! :lol:

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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by Momto2 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:27 pm

ailurophile wrote:
This section of the forum is surprisingly quiet at the moment, where is everyone?
Well I can't speak for anyone else Lonelymom, but with two teenagers at home I'm lucky if I can get near the PC!! :lol:
Spot on Ailurophile - I have to take my turn (on my laptop!) :evil:

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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by Barnes Mum » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:09 pm

Momto2 wrote:
ailurophile wrote:
This section of the forum is surprisingly quiet at the moment, where is everyone?
Well I can't speak for anyone else Lonelymom, but with two teenagers at home I'm lucky if I can get near the PC!! :lol:
Spot on Ailurophile - I have to take my turn (on my laptop!) :evil:
Snap! Very unfair I think! :lol:

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Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:55 pm

Much of this has been entirely foreign to me --- We had the Tuck shop, which sold wonderful quarter Housey loaves -- dripping with some form of lubricant, these were avidly sought after -- also we brought our favourite jam with us, each term. :D

I don't want to sound like -- "Ah ! in my time it were all we could do to stay alive -- living on Big Side, with only a sheet to cover five of us --" But the School really did wonders in feeding us all in constrained circumstances --- We got fed up with tinned peaches -- after the Bomb hit the Store in the Isolation Hospital ! (I kid you not -- it really happened !) :lol:

I wonder if we were healthier ? -- certainly, those of my age, still have a remarkable number of our own teeth ! :oops:

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