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This hobby has corrupted me!!!

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fraserbooks Report 27 Jun 2006 11:03

I was going to go to the Over fifties swin in our local pool this morning and then I opened my E.mail and there was one from a man in Australia who was related to one of my father's school friends thanking me for the census images I sent him of his family and I wondered if he he would like the Somerset trade directory listing for their grocery shop and then there is this chap in Canada who wants some pictures of a local church for his web site...... When I looked at the clock it was too late. I had even packed my swimming costume. My name is Anne and I am an addict.


Tiger-Lily Report 27 Jun 2006 11:18

Welcome Anne. Don't be afraid - you are amongst friends here.... TGx


Carter Report 27 Jun 2006 11:52

hi i have been on here or ftm most of the morning it is my day off and i keep thinking how long will it take me to do the housework ? it started with - i will get started at 10 then 11 and now i am thinking that may be after lunch or at least i will make a start about an hour before hubby comes home. it is suprising how much housework you can get done in an hour !!! love linda x x ps feeling a bit guilty - no i'm not !!

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 27 Jun 2006 12:35

Its certainly made aliar out of me - I have just rushed out in my DG to hand the wheelie bin to the binnies, saying, gosh, I did a late shift last night (well I did - on here!) Any minute now I am going to get showered and dressed, have my breakfast, hoover, polish and tidy, do six months ironing and clean the car inside and out. Olde Crone, who welcomed yesterday's downpour with delight, thinking, oh goody, that'll get the worst of the muck of the windows.


Rachel Report 27 Jun 2006 13:11

I really hate the term 'House wife' - for goodness sake I didn't marry the bl**dy house!!


Andrea Report 27 Jun 2006 13:22

I was reading that message then and thinking 'well how the heck can they say it's a hobby and how has it corrupted them??' - and then I got to the end - pmsl!! I tell ya, everyone thinks it's a boring nerdy hobby, but it doesn't take long to get you hooked does it? You lie in bed going over it in your head and want to get out of bed and switch your PC on again just to check something out - and 3 hours later when hubby / wife comes looking, you slope off back to bed like a sulky teenager, with backward glances at your PC and giving daggers to other half's back!!!! Thanks for the laugh!


Kate Report 27 Jun 2006 13:33

Hi Ann I am going to join You,,my name is Kate and i am also an addict,, My family just do not understand how i get so much pleasure from Dead people,, Thank goodness i am among friends on here,, Please keep the tips coming on how to get housework done quicker,,or at least good excuses for not doing it,,lol Kate x .

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 27 Jun 2006 13:41

There's the Heather Positive Thinker School of Housework.... Curriculum: Lessons on the following: 10 second house polish 20 second bathroom clean 30 second dust removal 40 second downstairs refurb 50 second upstairs refurb 1 minute total house springclean (advanced level students only) I am still at the intermediate level.....I am proficient at the 10 second polish.......Take one can of Spray Polish - run through the house with it, spraying one squirt into each room. Leave can and duster near the front door, so if anyone comes in they can see how much cleaning you have done................ Merry


Kate Report 27 Jun 2006 13:58

Hi Merry Thanks for that,,,think i will apply for a place at that school. but errr... can i do a part time course,?,,as i am a bit busy at the moment Kate.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 27 Jun 2006 14:06

Kate.... There is a special course you can go on where you only pop along when your internet connection has failed. It's about 15 minutes per year. At the end you get a PhD in housewifery (because by then your house will whiff) and a gold-bordered certificate in a polished oak-like frame with a facsimile of Heather's signature..... Enjoy! Merry

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 27 Jun 2006 14:23

I'm a complete addic, plain and simple (very plain and very simple before anyone should comment). The other half has threatened me with plastic surgery,she is about to remove my hands from the credit card! Could some kind soul start a whipround for a desperately needed cert,if the occupation is correct for the grooms father it could take me back two more generations. Glen (now qualified in most things 'Hay' related).


Jennie Report 27 Jun 2006 14:26

It is infectious this addiction. My 83 year old mother phones me up everyday for an update on her relatives-never mind how the the grandchildren are...

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 27 Jun 2006 14:26

ooooh Glen, I only just noticed your turnips have permanently gone!! lol Merry


Caroline Report 27 Jun 2006 14:30

Oh I had the house all tidy until the children came home from school and messed it up again, I also heve a mountain of ironing to do!, buy your children non iron clothes and tell your husband it takes at least 15 mins to iron a shirt ( for some reason they don't question this) thenyou can make up a story of you have been ironing all day. Yes I am an addict too_____ Caroline

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 27 Jun 2006 14:36

Hi Merry The Scottish Borders Turnip famine meant i got a good price (exchanged for three certificates per turnip no less!!!) Perhaps the thread title should read 'This hobby has bankrupted me!!! Glen


Kathlyn Report 27 Jun 2006 14:52

Now that I having to use church records this hobby is becomeing a little slower. I have had tremendous help from the Bedfordshire records office and am hoping that similar record offices will be as accommodating. My one sheet of paper kept neatly in a folder is a thing of past memory. I have now comandeered a whole filing cabinet, the computer, pens, pencils, in fact anything that is of use. We are going on broadband as from 28th because him in doors leeps complaining that he is unable to use the phone. Oh dear what a shame!!!!!!! The way to do it is to be forceful, let nowt get in the way, tell him he must get his own tea/coffee/dinner/ironing etc. etc. I was a neat brunette when I started, I am now a delightful shade of platinum, (well its grey, but platinum sound sexxier) Kathlyn


Rachel Report 27 Jun 2006 15:55

Merry - Would you have preferred if Glen had dropped his tinsel knickers instead of his turnips? Oh dear, perhaps I should have phrased that slightly differently. Oops!


Tiger-Lily Report 27 Jun 2006 16:46

Andrea - you described the situation perfectly! You lot have made me laugh out loud today - thanks! TGx

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 27 Jun 2006 16:48

Rachel........Only if I was blindfolded and he was a long way away! Do you think the tinsel is tarnished yet?? Merry


Rachel Report 27 Jun 2006 17:06

Blimey must be by now. The trouble with tinsel is that bits keep falling off the older it gets and it all ends up rather bald!!!!!!!