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Janet

Janet Report 18 Jan 2013 12:37

On the similar line DetEctive, ......I bought my mother in law a huge wrist watch ( a funky one ) as her eye sight was getting bad prior to a cataract operation. She complained about the size and suggested I got her a sling for her arm to support the weight of the watch presumably -jl

Libby

Libby Report 18 Jan 2013 13:19

For Christmas one year my 6 & 7 year old boys gave me a bag of elastic bands, an eraser, paper clips and a half eaten giant Toblerone :-D. They had been given the Toblerone by our next door neighbour as a treat but they didn't like it. It's the thought that counts and it did make me laugh.

When my x and I got married we were given a pair of sheets by a wealthy Aunt of his. They came complete with nicotine stains down the folds from being stored in her wardbrobe :-( ........ not much thought went into that

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 18 Jan 2013 14:10

MIL GAVE ME A JAR OF CHEAP COFFEE (YUCK TYPE)
AND ONE YEAR A PACKET OF PEGS

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 18 Jan 2013 14:26

I can't remember any really strange gifts, but the most unusual one that I have given was a coracle.
When asked what he wanted for a birthday OH said he'd like a coracle ( goodness knows why )
It just so happened that there was one on e bay that week and the bidding finished on his birthday, so it must have been meant to be !

Gwyn

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 18 Jan 2013 16:19

Gwyn, I have to ask, did he ever use it ? I have this picture in my mind.......

SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 18 Jan 2013 16:51

A boyfriend once gave me a red hat...

and then asked for it back when I broke up with him!!!!

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 19 Jan 2013 04:38

I'd almost forgotten this

Many years ago a boyfriend's mother gave me a box... she said to keep hankies and things in.

She had covered a box with wallpaper & varnished it.

I kept it until the boyfriend & I broke up, she would have KNOWN!

I remember my mother laughing so much at it, she had tears pouring down her face. <3

Sandra

Sandra Report 19 Jan 2013 08:07

Hi My aunt gave my uncle a brush and comb for Christmas. He open it and said that is just what i need but he had no hair . That were not married

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 19 Jan 2013 10:10

Why do people keep giving my OH after shave?

He's had a beard since he was 18!!

I've never seen his face :-) :-S

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 19 Jan 2013 10:46

Liz

Yes he did take it out on a canal, having first donned a new white T shirt. He went while I was already out, so I didn't witness the event, but judging by the amount of mud I had to wash out of his clothes, there must have been many a capsize !
He has since lost over 8 stones, so it might be easier now. I believe the coracle needs another coating of pitch, or whatever to make sure it is waterproof,, then roll on summer and hopefully I will watch the next launch.

Gwyn