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JustJohn Report 8 Jan 2013 10:58

What an eventful day :-D We had our front door lock smashed last Spring in a robbery and had to enter and leave house via back door (which was about 300 yards walk). We could not lock front door from inside and only from outside till new front door had been manufactured and fitted.

If anyone knocked at front door, we had to unlock door and speak to them. Then when they had gone, one of us had to lock the front door from outside and then walk round the back to gain access.

So I expect many of us get in these daft situations from time to time.

Hope it is a nice normal day today, Paula :-D


Paula+ Report 8 Jan 2013 10:16

............. I cooked a lovely dinner but dropped the lid of the Halogean oven in a bowl of soapy water which fused all the lights. OH arrived home early just as I was switching the electricity back on.

Stephen I forgot to say that I could not open the front door as we are in the process of having a new door and the carpenter took the handles and locks off the old one on Friday. :-D


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 23:04

This is the longest thankyou ever :-( :-( ;-) Can see you losing your keys every Monday in future ;-)


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 20:30

What happened, Paula?

Did knight is shining armour free you? Are you still thanking him :-D :-D


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 16:45

BrianW. We men usually only allow our OH to have a side or back door key. And the gate was jammed. Are you bucking the trend in your house?

I could not undertand why Paula could not have got the ladders out and shimmied over the gate :-S :-S


BrianW Report 7 Jan 2013 16:38

Very puzzled as to why you are not allowed to open the front door (or don't you have one?)


Paula+ Report 7 Jan 2013 16:15

Many thanks to all of you, I could not have made it through without you ;-)


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 15:35

30 mins to go!!! Hope OH has not locked himself out of his Rolls Canardly :-( :-( :-(

Have taken the whole day off work today just to give you moral support, Paula ;-)


ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 7 Jan 2013 15:30

What better excuse than to spend the day here ;-) :-D


Paula+ Report 7 Jan 2013 15:29

Yes I know and I have been laughing so much, thanks to you lot,


GinN Report 7 Jan 2013 15:27

At least you've had plenty of entertaining chat to keep you company, Paula !


Paula+ Report 7 Jan 2013 15:24

lol John you have me sussed, OH does call me something loving and sweet, he knows which side his bread is buttered. ;-) ;-)


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 15:20

Such a class difference between us. You say "my knight in shining armour" and he will call you something loving and sweet. I call him your "owd cocker" and you his "bonny wench". :-D

One of my commoner colleagues years ago at Tesco had quite a senior job. He was told by the MD (a very well educated ex school teacher) that he would only go to the very top if he learnt what was meant by gregarious embourgeoisement. He never learnt - never got beyond the jellied eels and pie and mash. MD never even suggested I was good enough to even bother to rise above lobscows (cheap lamb stew) and laver bread.


Paula+ Report 7 Jan 2013 15:08

John. I am still locked in, no chance of fireman, bin men or any other visitor getting in without breaking the door down. I did consider using sound waves to levitate over the gate, but the music scared the cat.

I have been a very good girl, cleaned the kitchen and prepared dinner............

OH, my knight in shining armour will be home early tonight to rescue me. ;-) ;-)


Paula+ Report 7 Jan 2013 15:01

Mayfield that is sooooooo funny and has made me laugh out loud. At least I was spared that indignity even though Chanel No 5 is one of my favourites.

PS I love the picture of your cat he she/he is just like my handsome Harry the best ginger Tom in the world.


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 14:56

Isn't that Trancendental Meditation, Merlin? Is it also part of yoga?

I remember all those TM people standing for Parliament (Natural Law Party?). I thought we might all need to fly along on our bottoms if they got elected ;-)

I rather think Paula might be otherwise engaged this afternoon with firemen. Not expecting a reply for some time. :-D


Merlin Report 7 Jan 2013 14:28

Have you advanced to "Yoga Flying Yet?" if so why did you not fly over the gate :-D If not ,Practice more :-D :-D ;-) ;-)


JustJohn Report 7 Jan 2013 14:25

I can see the makings of a book here.

Hope you are ok Paula. Hope you are at least wearing your Channel No 5. Who is doing your shift on the bins today?

I would come to your aid if I lived in that area. I have told Hyacinth Bucket of your plight and that lady in tweeds who runs your local choir. They are very amus..... concerned :-D :-D


Mayfield Report 7 Jan 2013 13:59

A friend went to collect the mail from the porch and the door shut behind her, the outer door was double locked, so she was stuck there in her nightie till she got a passer by to go to a neighbour that had her key.

Lucky she didn’t sleep in just Chanel No 5! ;-)


Paula+ Report 7 Jan 2013 10:09

Sound advice John,

I like the idea of the firemen
You make me sound like Rapunzal
It's a new gate so not sure OH would be happy
I might go out in the garden later. Not for two hours in this weather
Number five see number three
Neighbour one side has a huge dog............... He chews bones almost as big as me. Dont have neighbours to the left.
I brought my grandson a remote helicopter for Christmas, does that count?

:-( :-(