To think maybe we don't fit in?

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I think I'm definitely an outsider on MN, my kids arent gifted, we aren't rich, dammit we both have the work, full time! we don't live in a castle, shopat waitrose and certainly don't eat this good ham that y'all talk about grin

Maybe I just go back under my rock?

pjmama Sun 25-Nov-12 19:47:03

My kids will only eat wafer thin. Move over, I'll join you.

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 19:48:32

my son is even worse and only likes the thing they call ham in a lunchable.

Comes to sit in the reject corner

YeahBuddy Sun 25-Nov-12 19:48:54

There was a thread on here a couple of months ago about cheese... Made me feel dead common which I am so I'll join you grin

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 25-Nov-12 19:50:33

My DH and I also both work full time, I wear size 20 clothes from Sainsburys, DS is coping at a normal state school, I shop at Aldi and we live in a tatty rented house. Bloody hell, my DS even drinks Coke and I put sugar on his weetabix!

Is there space under your rock for another one? grin

I know what you mean.
Parent carers are quite thin on the ground round here.

Oh thank god!!! It's a terrifying world out ere, allow their kids are well smart! Lol. While we're confessing my six year old cant read novels and my 3 year old seems to think its funny to say jeebers christ when something goes wrong. hmm

On the subject of clothes, I wear george lol - I think sainsburys may be a step above that!

And as for ham, my kids like billy bear - I'm not even sure that's from a farm animal

Viperidae Sun 25-Nov-12 19:53:58

Yet another commoner here, I have never worn Boden and I even drink rose wine. grin

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 19:55:33

I don't live in a Castle. Think more 'new build' house. My DD will be going to local primary school and I shop at Lidl and Asda.

Rite now my kids are rolling aero bubbles across the living room into each others open mouths...but it's okay, cos I vacuuumed....not with a dyson mind shock

Oh and should add they're watching fred Claus which probation isn't good for them either

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 19:59:30

Gosh I am not posh and I love posting. I onlyy work 16 hrs and have high rate WTC and CTC have been a single mum since ds was 4 moths old. Wouldn't know what to do with a husband if he came up and parked himself on my leather sofa. <leather sofa is a MN no no > I shop in asda which is the worst supermarket and now and again lidls and I drink £4:99 rose wine grin and my dc love coco pops.

I do cook my own gammon joint for ham so I might be slightly posher then you OP grin

Oh totally, well done, or be fair there's a husband parked on the end of my leather sofa right now....not sure what to do with him either, he could well be dead, hasnt moved or said much for a while. Why don't they like leather sofas?... Don't they know they're wipe clean?.????

Feel like I should specify its not A husband, he is mine lol

WeezyPeezy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:05:09

Well I definitely don't fit in!! I'm <shock/horror> not a mum!! But I did get hooked on this site when I was pregnant (for a whole 8wks) and won't leave now. I do hope to be a mum, but I definitely don't <belong> in the maternal sense. I see posts from mothers from all walks of life and that is the common thread IMO. Not income, Geography or status. Just a bunch of mums in a 'classless' net society, sharing. (Unless I'm actually on the website equivalent of the first Titanic lifeboat and haven't realised) One day I hope to be less 'fraudulent' and be a real mum on MN!! grin

Aw wheezy,,you can come under our's not light and warm, and it's certainly not organic, but there's rose wine (a bit warm) and wafer thin ham!

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:07:01

I have no idea why they are a no no, laminate flooring is as well and feature walls colour coordinated furniture, family pictures, and only white towels.

basically it has to of been your great grandparents for it to be ok. There is quite a lot of commoners though OP so don't feel overwhelmed.

wonderingsoul Sun 25-Nov-12 20:07:40

whispers the only wine i like is white.... chardonay....

and have been known to give my children tesco value chicken slices out of a packet with a roast instead of a actuall chicken.

wonderingsoul Sun 25-Nov-12 20:08:41

ohh and i also have laminate.. wished i had a feature wall and my sofa is half real laeather half fake

UserError Sun 25-Nov-12 20:08:45

Me! Me! Me!

I have a 2.6year old who can't talk yet. We live in a rented terraced house in a dodgy area. Most of my clothes come from Primark and the ones that don't come from Peacocks, New Look or Ebay. I didn't get my degree because I farted about for three years changing courses. I don't like wine.

Overwhelmed lol, everything about me is non-mumsnetable lol.... It's worse that I originally thought! sad

WeezyPeezy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:11:24

Ahhh thanks Madame but will you chuck me out from under the rock if I have a bottle of red tucked under my arm and a bit of Brie <in an Asda bag> to go with the wafer thin ham? I'm a poor girl trapped in a rich girl's body!! grin

Hahha I think this is a he's
Thy thread, like commoners anonymous lol...

If it makes you feel better I didn't get my degree cos I got pregnant, by a guy 12 years my senior (yeah..parents loved that) and I don't even begin to assume my uh is real leather's leather like. And we live in a flat, so we don't have a garden in which to grow out own veg...though the kids get more exercise when the lift breaks grin

Is brie the smelly one?

RedToothbrush Sun 25-Nov-12 20:13:02


Why do you feel the need to fit in?

Why aren't you happy with the way you are?

My honest answer is if you feel the need to fit in, thats where the problem is. Not the fact you don't. Not fitting in, makes you unique and you should celebrate that and never ever feel the need to make excuses/apologise or otherwise pass comment on it.

I would rather not fit in a million times over than be like everyone else.

Hey red welcome to our's a frivolous comment, rather Than an invite for phsycoanalysis...can I get you a glass of lambrini?

WeezyPeezy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:16:20

Ermmmm a bit....<chucks Asda bag in bin> and produces cheddar, pickled onion and pineapple on sticks!!grin

ohey Sun 25-Nov-12 20:17:28

I think the trouble is that those people with the strongest opinions are the ones who feel compelled to express them all the time. So, you'll get people saying "I HATE leather sofas. They are WRONG."

The rest of us couldn't care less about what sort of sofas other people have in their houses. However, we also can't be bothered to start threads or post about it. So, it appears that MNers detest leather sofas, when actually only a few do, but they just really like letting everyone know about it. A lot.

usualsuspect3 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:18:13

There are posters from all walks of life on MN.

<drinks fake Baileys>

Oh now ur talking!!!!! Let me pull up my fake leatheer chair lol

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:19:07

I have a council flat <beat that for making the benefit bashers froth!

It is horrible not having a garden, luckily when dd is 10 (almost 3 more years) They will place me in a 3bed house. grin <get them frothing again

elah11 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:19:39

Can I join? I am so out of the loop that I dont even know what is MN acceptable and what isnt (ok I dont really care either smile ) . Most days I wear trackie bottoms or jeans and a tee shirt, I hate dressing up. I shop in Penneys (the Irish eq of Primark) and dont own a single piece of designer, or even expensive, clothing and that suits me perfectly fine lol. I am currently sitting on a leather sofa which has seen better days and for tea this evening my lot had toast, although to be fair thats because we had dinner in MILs today and we were all stuffed.!

Id love tow start a thread saying AIBU to ABHORE leather chaise

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:19:50

Lidls fake bailys is the best I think its £4 a bottle to.

Welcome elah, can we interest you in some cheese?

I haven't tried lido baileys, I like bucks fizz lol

FellatioNelson Sun 25-Nov-12 20:21:38

Who lives in a castle? confused I think there are probably more people struggling financially on MN than affluent, well-off people. I think there are probably as many single parents as married/co-habiting ones. I think there are just as many (if not more) SAHMs as career women on MN, and thousands who do fairly basic local/part-time jobs as well. At least judging by the sheer amount of people on here all day eery day, I bloody well hope so.

Some people's DCs are very clever yes but LOADS seem to have SENs. I see as many people posting about shopping in Aldi as I do about Waitrose.

akaemmafrost Sun 25-Nov-12 20:21:48

I beat you all in The Ham Department, ds will only eat Bernard Matthews Turkey Ham <<proud>>.

I live in a HA flat.

I spend an absolute fortune on my dc at Christmas.

We go to McDonalds at least once a week.

I have been known to drive dd the 400 yards to school.

I am definitely not a MN fit, more netmums, but I hated it there so you're stuck with me I'm afraid smile.

sherzy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:22:59

Wow, wafer thin ham from asda for lunch at full time work tomorrow. Sitting on my leather settee watching Twilight on my 42 inch wall mounted plasma wearing my I heart PA t shirt. I have a feature wall (wallpapered) in my sitting room and bedroom.

I like to think I'm so wrong I'm right.

I do have pombears for dds packed lunch tomorrow, do I get kicked out of the outsiders club for that??

sherzy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:24:29

Waiting on dh coming in with my Bigmac as we speak and I will highlight that with a lol.

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 20:24:45

I have a leather sofa and chair and some oak furniture from NEXT.

It's ok though because my rug and lampshades are from John Lewis and Laura Ashley so am hoping that offsets the horror smile

Asda smart price chicken pieces are where it's at. DD eats it straight from the packet. It gets put in her lunchbox mixed with pasta and veg or even slices of fruit. It's very versatile!

I prefer to be stuck you you people, lol,

fellatio that may well be true, but from what I've seen there's an awful lot of people on here who appear to live in a fairytail, I'm sure these these ladies know what I'm talking about.

Also theres a difference between people who choose to work and people who have to work, I'd love to be a SAHM but unfortunately that means my kids would go without things like child laboured shoes and unhealthy cereals

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 20:27:24

Hang on. Lidl do a fake Baileys? What's it called?

Marzipan...I think you may be posher Than you think Chicken with slices of fruit? Maybe of could run some kind of seminar for us commoners? grin

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:28:58

me too

dont have a cleaner, wouldnt be caught dead in waitrose or wholefuds, never go abroad, hate ham, kids dont eat veg, drink fizzy juice, love greggs, love rose wine, kids wear footie colours, dh footie mad (the horror!!) and lives for his team, never have dinner parties or friends to stay for long weekends (shudder), never buy organic (rip off)

theres loads more

Agent64 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:30:13

What is turkey ham? could be our treasurer???? Deffo a board member!!

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:31:10

Irish cream thingy marzi it's better then the iceland fake one to.

Lidls totes gonna see an increase in sales tomorrow!!!

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:32:24

ha grin
poster girl for the outsiders!!

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 20:33:31

I love the idea of a seminar!

What you do is you go to Asda or your local grocer and get the reduced grapes/pears. You know the ones that are going a bit brown? Then you purchase the value chicken. Mix up fruit and chicken in a small plastic container bought from Home Bargains. Give to child at nursery. Looks posh but not really.

Here here!!! Or is it hear hear??? Should have listened at school lol

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:33:47

funnily enough i want a dyson, only cos they give u a 5 yr guarantee and everythings broke round here way before then

Would your kids eat chicken and grapes,..I think mine would think I had gone mad??? Might try it and films the response lol

dementedma Sun 25-Nov-12 20:35:12

Joining you from small flat where Dcs share a bedroom. I've never even been in a Wait rose, or John Lewis. Pour me a glass of something cheap and cheerful will ya?

WeezyPeezy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:35:47

Ach, nobody lives in a fairytale, Madame... And if they pretend to they're only kidding themselves!! grin

I gots lambrusco, baby Cham, and these girls got some fake baileys they recommend

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 20:37:30

Ah well. It's something my DD will eat as she refuses to eat bread. It's that or sausage rolls.

Viviennemary Sun 25-Nov-12 20:38:30

I've never bought anything from Boden. But do sometimes treat myself to some shopping from Waitrose though DH says it's far too dear and we certainly can't afford to shop there. I haven't got a kindle or a fancy phone that does everything. But it takes all sorts!

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:38:46

me too I could put it on youtube and make a fortune

true story: when my eldest was 8 and the youngest was 5 they were talking about a boy in youngest' s class, here the convo:

ds2: theres a boy in my class and guess what he had on his sandwiches today?

ds1; what?

ds2: tuna...and SWEETCORN!!!

ds1: jesus!! whats WRONG with him?? (horrified expression)

Hahahahahaha I love it, when dd1 was 3 she called someone in b and q a prick, since then we've toned down our language around the kids

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 20:42:58

Husband and number 2 son wear footie shirts 90% of the time.
I have a leather settee
I dont nor do i want to study for a degree
I have been known to serve a ready meal to my kids
I smoke, drink cheap cider and eat crap whilst watching x factor
I have no idea who my boys friends parents are
My boys have tv's, xboxes,.ps3's and laptops in their rooms
I dont have parent controls on the wifi
I shop in primark, store twenty one tesco and asda.
And i dont wander around looking for something to be offended by.

Not really mn material but i still hang around

Agent64 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:43:56

I don't know what turkey ham is.

Maybe I don't fit in.

elah11 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:44:09

I am on another parenting forum (not NM!) and whenever the subject of school lunches comes up posters are falling over themselves to list all the organic, homemade stuff they give their kids, with only water to drink of course. Even homemade muffins get flamed for containing too much sugar.

I love store 21!!

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 25-Nov-12 20:45:22

Wait - Sainsbury's do size 20 clothes?

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:46:53

my kids play footie in the living room

friend said this was shocking and I should get dh to support me in getting them to stop..I said you're joking, he plays the winner...

Oh and our xmas tree is up already cos dh is working for next two weekends

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:47:54

my 11 yr old plays COD and has done for ages

Fuck treasurer.... Ssd for president!!!

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 20:48:11

All my undies come from store twenty one and horror of horror my bra never matches my pants.

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:49:07

i earn minimum wage waitressing...not a career in sight

stoatie Sun 25-Nov-12 20:49:21

I'l haul my rather large arse over to the rock too.

I am very often dressed head to to in Tesco clothing, both DH and I work Full time (in the NHS no less) which means <whispers> DD2 goes to after school club and I rarely (think 3 times a term) to a school pick up.

DD1 is at university grin however took her a few extra years to get there and she is studying something she loves - Musical Theatre (no doubt a Mickey Mouse degree).

DS is currently a NEEP - he was asked to leave Sixth Form - mainly because he was rarely there or did any work. So he is frantically applying to the local supermarkets for work - yes that is including Asda!

That said I love Mumsnet - especially as you never know what bizarre threads you will come across. And it invades your brain at odd moments - ie I am a midwife and recently visited a woman at home, after an examination I removed my gloves and had to fight the overwhelming urge to put them in the dishwasher grin and meekly asked if I could put them in her bin. (I don't think I will be able to find the thread this relates to sadly)

Does anyone's???

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 20:50:52

ssd both my boys love cod and grand theft. they are both now older than 11 but they were playing them around that age.

Neither one has felt the need to run amok at gatwick with a machine gun or bitch slap a few random women.

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:51:16

had better shut up now! grin

off to make lucinda her wasabi nuts packed lunch and her organic goats milk drink

or rather put £3 and a can of coke into lunchbags

I can understand people bitch slapping some people though lol

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:52:42

grin cantspel, I'd love to bitch slap some women and I've never played Grand theft!

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 20:53:39

I have a long lost of people i would like to bitch slap but i am too lazy to bother.

I commented on another thread that my daughter is struggling with reading and was told, well you did choose a state school....yeah choose, that's it!!!

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 20:56:14

I started a thread about how shite boden was (think that was the title actually), jesus everyone in matching cardigans was going mental at me

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 20:57:32

yeah like 905 of the population have the money to pay for private.

<<<<had to google Boden lol

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 20:58:34

I never knew boden existed until i found mn and i dont know anyone in real life who buys from them.

You lot have made my day, I like it under our rock! Maybe we should put one of those giant inflatable snowmen outside for Xmas lol

somewherewest Sun 25-Nov-12 21:02:25

Me too...

Had never heard of mooncups, attachment parenting or Ocado before joining Mumsnet. Do not drink much wine (too poor grin).

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:03:58

I already have a plastic light up santa and snowman which sit outside the front door all christmas lol

Mooncups are gross, sorry

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 21:06:32


Oh and we have a black Christmas tree blush

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:09:43

I want to know what marketing genius came up with the name mooncup.

What does the moon have to do with a bit of plastic you shove up your foo?
And a cup is fro drinking tea out of not collecting bodily fluids.

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:10:14

black christmas trees are just a step too far lol

Lol! It's kinds like a funnel really. Just use a funnel lol...might chaff?

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 21:11:37

I wondered who bought the black tree's.... tell me it's not upside down!

bellechristmas Sun 25-Nov-12 21:12:31

My DH and I also both work full time, I wear size 20 clothes from Sainsburys, DS is coping at a normal state school, I shop at Aldi and we live in a tatty rented house. Bloody hell, my DS even drinks Coke and I put sugar on his weetabix!

Is sugar on weetabix a no go then? No-one told me.
Tries to squeeze in under the rock.

We inherited it with the flat lol didn't seem right to get another one When this one was well, free.

I shud also point out its chained to the radiator with a bike lock so dd2 can't pull it on top of herself (again)

Of course it's not upside down!!! What's the point of that!!! Lol

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 21:14:27

A white one would really go well in my living room but Iv'e promised myself (after I chucked last years fake green one away as I couldn't unscrew it) I'm having a real one this year. <so kick me off now>

Arisbottle Sun 25-Nov-12 21:14:39

I do shop in Waitrose, Boden et al but still do not fit in here. They day I feel like I fit in is the day I realise I have sold out and I leave.

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:14:52

Nooooooo You have more chance of me using washable pads then sticking random bits of plastic my there.

But then i would only consider washable pads if we have had a zombie apocalypse and i couldn't get down to asda to buy a pack of bodyform.

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 21:16:38

I'd never heard of Boden before I came here.

Have I fucked up mentioning the fruit and chicken?

Wait washable pads? People use them? In 2012?

Lol marzipan, kind of, but you were teaching us, I'm genuinely going to try it!

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:19:17

yeah people rally pay mega money for a washable pad. They come in pretty designs and everything. God knows why they bother as you cant see the lovely cath kidson style fabric once you have it in your knickers.

Yeah and you've, we'll, you know......all over it, what a waste.

Although I can see a market for entertaining ones, with like razor blade, or mousetrap fabric grin

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:23:00

can you imagine drying them on your washing line?

A row of little pads fluttering in the breeze. next door would think i've gone mad.

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:24:49

<<<uses an indoor clothes airer...cue much fainting lol

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Sun 25-Nov-12 21:27:42

Budge up, not only does my ds like wafer thin ham doesn't drink water but
I don't think you should leave your oh because they farted or cut your friends and family out because they wear odd socks.
appreciate this advise is valid a lot of the time, but also think its quite excessive most times

I like this thread. Going by the number of threads I seem to have killed recently, I think I may belong here. We shop at Aldi and had to give up my car last year so we only have one car now, quelle horror! <whispers> we have a leather sofa too.

Badgersnatch Sun 25-Nov-12 21:28:49

The only weetabix we have are weetabix minis with chocolate

I had good intentions to be a lentil weaving super mum but I find that my children like me best when I let them eat cadburys dinosaur biscuits in front of tiny pop in their PJs at 11am. On a weekday.

I shout (constantly)

I swear like a trooper in front of my children.

I use a tumble drier every shitting day and I don't care.

I don't work and have no intention of working ever again.

FeckOffCup Sun 25-Nov-12 21:28:55

Can I fit under the rock, I shop at asda, including clothes, never been to waitrose. I have naff black leather couches and laminate floor and worst MN sin of all, I let my toddler watch tv, cbeebies is a godsend in my house.

Welcome my buttery friend! I think you belong here, people don't really give out that advise do they lol

Ooh, and going to get flamed, but....I hate Boden. It's over-priced nonsense.

Justtheonemore Sun 25-Nov-12 21:30:14

Just Googled Mooncup.

Now I know I don't belong here.

<Brings laptop to rock in order to continue memory wiping research>

Figgygal Sun 25-Nov-12 21:31:06

Can I Join too? I weaned my DS with purées and have never given him hummus grin

We love cbeebies....apart from baby jake, he gives me chills

That mooncup thing isn't a MN thing is it?!?

Also, DS1 is 4YO and hates carrot sticks and olives.

sudaname Sun 25-Nov-12 21:32:12

I should be fasttracked and given 'freedom of under the rock' l use a clothes airer too tightarsed to ever use the drier - its like an exhibition piece and l sometimes wear a fleece from tesco when walking dog.

We're gunna need a bigger rock! Welcome to the dark side ladies!!!

Beaverfeaver Sun 25-Nov-12 21:33:21

I'm not even a mum!
So beat you all!

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:33:35

I am queen of under rock living as i at the momet am wearing a primark onesie

Badgersnatch Sun 25-Nov-12 21:34:38

Thing is, you're gonna have to use some fairly heavy duty washing gibbons and a boil wash to clean those flowery fanny pads and that will probably destroy the environment that must be protected for the sake of your babies. So may as well stick with the always ultra.

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 21:35:23

My 2 year old is next to me awake in bed playing on the iPad, having just wolfed down half a Dairy Milk.

She's happy and I am happy.

PoleyBear Sun 25-Nov-12 21:35:38

Ooh me me me please!

I'm currently sat on my leather sofa in my "comfies" with I'm a celeb on in the background.

I still haven't lost my pregnancy weight 6 months after giving birth (or the pre-pregnancy weight sad) or had my roots done for 3 months. My DD is grumpy and screamy and I'm <whispers> considering CC.

In the past 2 weeks several of our dinners have been fish and chips, Indian, pizza or Chinese. We sometimes get a maccy d's.

We have feature walls, I have photos of DH's and my wedding and our DD on show. And I would murder a glass of Pinot grin

Can't do you find that? Don't you have to take it all down when you need a wee...and don't ur boobs get cold when ur on the loo? Genuine question

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:37:37

anyone who is daft enough to buy them probably washes them in rain water gathered from local puddles and beats them with rocks collected from the beach

What's CC?

SomethingOnce Sun 25-Nov-12 21:38:48

My child [whispers] won't eat houmous blush

JugglingWithPossibilities Sun 25-Nov-12 21:38:56

YY ! LIDL's fake Baileys is the bizzz !

Laquitar Sun 25-Nov-12 21:39:39

Oh that's why i like this kind of threads! I didn't know that Lidl does fake bailys for £4, i'm going there tomorrow!!

And i don't like 'old furnitures' either.

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:39:53

yes you do feel a bit like a toddler as you have to drop the whole lot to have a wee but i wear a t shirt under it so my boobs stay warm and i dont shock the cat.

I love my onesie. Cant sleep in it as my feet get too hot but it is ideal for wearing after my shower.

FeckOffCup Sun 25-Nov-12 21:40:08

I have two primark onesies and yes your boobs do get cold on loo trips. If it gets really cold this winter I will probably put a t shirt on under it with loo trips in mind.

PoleyBear Sun 25-Nov-12 21:40:21

CC is controlled crying Madame. Vair controversial on MN I've gathered!

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:41:40

SomethingOnce I wont eat houmous. Bloody awful stuff looks like something the cat has boaked up.

Paintyourbox Sun 25-Nov-12 21:42:11

Room for a little one?

We have a fake leather sofa, let our DD watch cbeebies (especially baby Jake!) and DP often buys those meat 'scraps' from tesco!

PMSL. Shock the cat!!
I don't think il go for the onesie, my concern would be getting trapped in it lol. Besides, what do your dp's make of it?? I think i already push the boundaries of attractiveness when I'm lying around In holy leggings and one of his t shirts with no bra on and wild hair lol

Creamtea1 Sun 25-Nov-12 21:42:26

I also think moon cups are disgusting and don't know anyone in real life who shops in boden.
And I have a onesie.
And (this ones good) my 6 year old son has a FILLING!!!

So CC IS that crap when you lets ur kids scream til they vomit? Each to their own I guess!

sudaname Sun 25-Nov-12 21:45:17

Oh l got a bottle of Lidls fake Baileys. It was horrible - poured it down sink wasnt even fit to make ice cream with or l cba more like. Which one is good then cos they do a few copies dont they?

l am actually having a proper baileys at mo.

<realises she may now be unceremoniously stripped of rock dweller status and booted out>

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:45:46

I am slipping ( ok already waist deep) into middle age. I have been married for over 20 years so my husband is just grafeful for any shag even if he does have to peel me out of my onesie first.

PoleyBear Sun 25-Nov-12 21:45:52

Not quite that madam! It's more checking after a set amount of time so they know you are still there etc. not done it but the lack of sleep is making me consider it.

I'm going to have to NC now aren't I as everyone is going to hate me sad

JugglingWithPossibilities Sun 25-Nov-12 21:47:20

i'm going there tomorrow too laquitar - before they put the price up ( shhh ! I didn't say that ! )

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 21:47:46

CC is controlled crying not till they vom. CIO crying it out is just shutting the door and let them cry it out till they vom and fall asleep.

Oh no entirely each to their own, I personally don't think I could, but wee used to night shifts lol

ninjasquirrel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:48:24

Who are these people who don't like laminate floors? Have they never had a baby or a toddler? Wouldn't go back to carpets if you paid me, I lurve my laminate!

It's the CiO I don't like I think, my bad

Can't spel, I think I love should write memoirs

Oh god I am the least posh person I know. I don't have a nanny, a cleaner. I have a job with no prospects, a leather sofa, an overused playpen, a crap pushchair, I shop at Aldi every single week, I do cc, my dts are dressed so scruffy my mil said they should be smarter when I take them out (i.e not jogging bottoms), I drink cheap wine and last night was out till 1.30am giving it some welly to the Stereophonics on the dancefloor after drinking cider whilst watching the rugby. I say 'fuck' a lot and am quite glad 9 month olds can't talk. Must be cos of my neglectful non-interacting parenting. This is as I am usually doing housework due to not having a cleaning lady.

So shift over op it's great to be normal! grin

Laquitar Sun 25-Nov-12 21:49:36


JugglingWithPossibilities Sun 25-Nov-12 21:49:39

oooohhhh ! get you sudaname wink

Skivvytomany Sun 25-Nov-12 21:50:26

Any room for another one under the rock. I've got my onesie on and am sitting eating crap while my children are playing unsuitable Xbox games instead of sleeping. My kids have fillings, my house isn't a show house, and pretty much everything else on this thread.
I'm happy to stick tampons up me rather ham save the environment, I don't own any expensive clothes, have laminate floor.
I've also had Greggs sausage rolls for breakfast while I was out shopping this morning. I'm happy though even though we dont have fancy jobs, arent rich, live in an ex council house with junkie neighbours.
Im also having a feature wall in the living room when I decorate it after Christmas because I like them. I also don't really care what anyone thinks anymore cos I'm me. So can I join in. grin

One of my favourite sights I the world in watching a baby in a sloppy onesie run across Laminate

ninjasquirrel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:51:53

Minesapint, dancing & drinking envy - currently on the early nights as pregnant.

Laquitar Sun 25-Nov-12 21:53:50

I do shop at Waitrose quite offten. I pop in before closing time to get lovely cream cakes for 20-30p. Cheaper than Gregs! Does this make me 'Waitrose shopper'?

It's really nice to know that when we get those MN reccomends emails Im probs not the only one that enters cataplexy...when will we see MN RECOMMENDS smart price apple pies dave says 'actually they taste okay', bill says '39p...I, gunsmith buy 12'

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 21:57:00

memoirs of a slightly tubby mum

To include chapters on the night i cooked balti in a bag chicken with microwave rice, the art of sex without the teen boys hearing, 101 ways to cook a fishfinger and lidl bargins of 2012.

I think we'd all buy that, it would be a Christmas best seller...especially the 101 ways to cook a fish finger...I can only think of grill, oven bake, microwaves, stick in between two slices of bread...wonder if u could curry them? hmm

Room for another under the rock?

Every piece of clothing I own is made of saggy t-shirt material and comes from Primark. I consider New Look expensive and only for a really special occasion. I have never owned a piece of clothing from Boden/Next/Oasis/Warehouse etc.

We live in a tatty rented house with damp (albeit in a 'naice' area).

I'm currently vegetarian but when I ate pork I HATED 'naice' ham and adored wafer-thin variety (the cheaper and saltier the better).

My desert island food would be fish n chips, or battered onion rings.

I love rose or cheap white wine.

I'm watching Xtra Factor on ITV2 as I type.

Buying Closer magazine is one of the highlights of my week.

I don't believe in Lamaze toys, Katie the sodding Giraffe, Bugaboos, or baby-wearing.

I give my toddler packets of Mini Cheddars to keep him quiet when I'm shopping in Primark.

So....can I join the gang please?

<hops hopefully and nervously from foot-to-foot waiting to be picked>

sudaname Sun 25-Nov-12 22:02:42

Juggling grin

and l even have crushed ice done with my Ice Crusher dont you know smile

well alright ! l just wrap the ice in a tea towel and twat it with mi rolling pin

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 22:02:56

curried fish fingers sounds yummy. Maybe Jamie Oliver will include it in his next 30 minutes cook book

Oh scampi you are in with bells on!!!

We have sausage curry here, it's a family fave blush

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 22:05:57

sudaname i send my oh to the pub where he sends too much time and money anyway with a asda shopping bag to "borrow" ice. Luck for me the pub is only 100 yards away

noisytoys Sun 25-Nov-12 22:07:30

I live in a small flat. DDs share a room and me and DH sleep on a mattress on the living room floor. We have no plans to move any time soon. We are happy.

I am a SAHM and have no plans to find a job any time soon (until DDs are older) DH works a lot.

We only eat smart price food and most of the meat has 'added water' so there isn't much food in our food grin

DD1 is on the G+T register so maybe I fit in there

Right, I'm gunna go find dh who went to out girls in bed 2 hours ago, and is probably asleep now too! It's that kind of time, I've really enjoyed having you ladies under my rock this evening, I hope we can reconveine tmorrow!! Maybe over some ridiculously sugary breakfast cereal and some orange juice from concentrate!!!


Mooncups? Washable pads? What the fuck is going on? Can we be peddled any more sticks to beat ourselves with? How about re-usable nappies and some back-breaking baby-wearing? Having guns held to our heads to breastfeed, anyone?

Until I started reading about such horrors on MN I'd previously thought that we'd liberated ourselves from the old life of scrubbing tyrannically prescriptive drudge into a beautiful new shiny land of disposable nappies, nicely-wrapped and scented tampons, labour-saving devices, and CHOICE.

Apparently once one class of women can afford to contract-out their housework they then decree that all women should return to time-consuming, teeth-pulling, labour-intensive forms of living.

Hmmm. I hope their naice ham repeats on them ad infinitum. angry

Whilst I'm ranting: baby sign-language hmm / baby massage hmm / baby yoga hmm.

Shellywelly1973 Sun 25-Nov-12 22:20:16

Can i squeeze in to please???

I've got 5...yes 5 dc. Never ever been to a baby&toddler group. Did cc,BLW?? Isn't that when the baby eats off my plate? ff as well...

I confess,Im a secret smoker(the shame).
Never heard of mooncups/passable sanitary towels or Boden until i found MN.

SAHM,no career&last job was 11 yrs ago.

Leather sofas & lots of laminate in this council house!

Shellywelly1973 Sun 25-Nov-12 22:21:33

That was washable sanitary towels...doh!

Scampi scampi scampi!!!!

(like a football chant)

Right ladies, I think we send her in first and we pop out behind her and go yeahhh I. Our big scary voices?.

Night night Madame. Sleep tight in that onesie.

And night night all. I'm off myself now to lay my head on my Argos value 'bounce back' pillows. So much comfier than that rubbish goose-down muck. grin

Oh, I don't have a onesie... Am considering asking Santa for one... Although currently breast feeding, think it might get a bit breezy hmm also husband may leave grin

blush Cripes. I think that's the first time I've ever written anything that's been commented on before. I'm usually not rich enough to afford good posts! grin

BFing in a onesie - that sounds chilly and also the kind of thing that would make me feel all wierd and wriggly in the brain (a bit like when wearing t-shirt and socks but with a bare bum). <shudders>

No, I don't have a onesie either.

Was also thinking of asking Santa for one, but I'm worried how they'd work with my freakish body proportions of child's legs and giant's torso.

Right - bedtime! See you for some Coco Pops and 'from concentrate' in the morning.

p.s. ShellyWelly - Are you actually me in disguise (with a few more DCs)???

PessaryPam Sun 25-Nov-12 22:49:41

We both work full time and our kids are mixed in their abilities. We don't live in a castle either, shop at Tescos mostly and sometimes eat dubious ham grin

You are not alone.

PessaryPam Sun 25-Nov-12 22:52:20


<leather sofa is a MN no no >

I am so glad I have a rather naice ox-blood leather suite purchased of off eBay.

ssd Sun 25-Nov-12 22:59:57

this beats you all

ds2 has had the same sandwich everyday at school since he was 5, he's nearly 12

and so did his brother


I don't think I fit in here either. Darn. I shop at tesco, sainsburys and waitrose. I have a hideously expensive leather suite, DS1attends state school, I am a SAHM because I quit studying my degree to have DS2, we live In one of the most deprived areas in the country, but we all have at least 2 Boden items in our wardrobe and vaguely attachment parent/co sleep and cloth bum. I will also be investing in muff fluff.

<sits in loners corner>

PessaryPam Sun 25-Nov-12 23:04:58

Never understood the charm of Boden, or the White Company and others I can't even remember. Labels are just so tiresome.

Lol. It's totes grate hear. I am gunna fit in under this rock. I shop at Tesco's and .....................

PessaryPam Sun 25-Nov-12 23:06:59


Actually once you get past the yuk factor they are brill!

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Sun 25-Nov-12 23:08:31

This is quite possibly one of my favourite threads ....

PessaryPam Sun 25-Nov-12 23:10:59

I am queen of under rock living as i at the momet am wearing a primark onesie

I am currently resplendent in my eBay bumble bee onesie, and it's cosy grin

HoneyDragon Sun 25-Nov-12 23:14:58

<<Peruses thread.>>

Nope, sorry you are all proper Mnetters and all clearly have passed the Mnet entrance exam.

You all appear to give a really intense shit about stuff that doesn't matter


Here are you badges.

Read threads, make yourself at home.

Oh and Usual! Take your sweaty side bollocks off the naice leather sofas!

LST Sun 25-Nov-12 23:18:52

Love this thread!!
-I live in a council house
-DS was planned at when I was 20
-I ff
-I have the occasional fag outside when DS is asleep
-I have cats and a dog
-I have a baby on board sign
-I work ft while DP stays home in the week then he works nights all weekend
-DS who is now 1 really eenjoys a drink of tea
-I have a leather sofa
-my tv is on my wall above my fake flame fire
-I love teen books, twilight films and books and I fell in lobe with Christian Grey

PessaryPam Sun 25-Nov-12 23:23:18

HoneyDragon you have found the common thread that binds us all.

HoneyDragon Sun 25-Nov-12 23:26:40

What? usuals improper side bollock flouting? wink

Yes HoneyDragon. The common thread.

princessnumber2 Sun 25-Nov-12 23:31:19

Can anyone give me directions? I was brought up on frozen food, watched as much telly as I wanted, and was sometimes given salt and vinegar chipstick sandwiches for 'tea' (in white bread obviously).

However I married someone posh and so I now eat houmous and listen to radio 4.

Sometimes I slip and find myself ordering a steak bake in greggs and DON'T EVEN THINK TWICE ABOUT GIVING MY KIDS A FRUITSHOOT.

I don't really know who I am and am considering therapy.

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 23:47:07

Princess I have the same problem as you except in reverse. I was brought up listening to R4 and eating houmous.

Now I shop at Lidl and love Greggs.

Am I class traitor?

akaemmafrost Sun 25-Nov-12 23:54:16

ssd my children, too, both had/have the same sandwich in their packed lunch. In fact they are actually the only sandwiches they eat ever. Ds, ham, dd grated cheese. I can't believe there are others like us grin.

princessnumber2 Sun 25-Nov-12 23:57:42

Marzipan I think it's like having dual nationality. Apparently we're allowed to shop in Aldi and Waitrose.

akaemmafrost Sun 25-Nov-12 23:58:05

Oh and my tv is massive, it completely dominates the room.

My dc have their own iPad, dd uses it most and has since she was two.

Ds has pepperoni pizza for Christmas dinner.

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 23:59:54

I don't have a massive tv sad it's only 46inches I want a 52"

MardyBra Mon 26-Nov-12 00:11:43

Haven't read the whole thread, but I'd say that you could classify a MNer by their state of mind, sense of humour and propensity to swear, rather than by their possessions or shopping habits.

Snugabugz Mon 26-Nov-12 00:51:18

I really like my mother in law

LucieMay Mon 26-Nov-12 00:53:23

My son has a telly in his room at six and never cook him fresh food from scratch (love the grill and tins!)... I definitely don't give in, but it's an interesting forum to read so I don't give a shit.

LucieMay Mon 26-Nov-12 00:53:46

That should be *fit not *give... not sure what went wrong there.

djelibeybi Mon 26-Nov-12 00:55:23

I always fit in, it is everybody else that are outsiders.

Stuff 'em.

They deserve it.

LucieMay Mon 26-Nov-12 00:59:28

Also,the only reason DS doesn't drink fruit shoot day and night is cause I reckon they're too expensive. I fucking love Tesco, particularly the everyday value range which I stock up on. I usually feed DS shitty processed food (as it's all he will eat and I'm a lazy cook). I often let him stay up until 10.30pm at weekends/school hols so that I'll get a lie in the next day (he always sleeps roughly 11 hours). I let him play 15 rated wrestling games on the xbox (cause he's a wrestling fanatic). OH MY GOD CALL SOCIAL SERVICES!

I think we all need to open some bottles of <sshhhh> Blossom Hill (preferably pinot) and rejoice in our differences!

Wait does ssd stand for same sandwich deliverer? grin

Morning all...passes round the coco pops...UHT milk anyone? wink

Oblomov Mon 26-Nov-12 07:17:38

We buy packet ham. Sometimes deli ham. I really like Asda and wish they would open one near us. IneedBrandy said she drank £4.99 a bottle Rose, well I can beat that! I have tried many wines, some quite expensive. And my FAVOURITE is Sainsbury's 2 for £5 = £2.50 per bottle. Ha ha. I'm sure it its total crud as far as wines go, but i just don't care.
Never bought from Boden.
I am just an odd-bod. I think I knew this at about 14/15. I don't fit in anywhere. Am even resigned to that now. sad

Wait is getting on with MIL a no no too...i love my MIL! Sometimes I like her better than my own mum!! shock

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 07:26:59

Ooh, I think I might win this!!
I have tattoos, on my wrists, of my kids names. Gulp.
My boys wear track suits,
I farking love primark clothes,
I put wax in the boys hair,
I like to dress dd in pink girly stuff and have got get a doll, a pushchair, a pink trike and other pink stuff for Christmas,
I spend a fortune on Christmas,
My kids refuse to eat most veg,
I love KFC,
I drink either cider or Malibu and coke,
I do all the cleaning and iron DHs stuff for work,
DS1s name is the same as the son of a much hated 'glamour model'
AND DH runs a two for one pub restaurant!!!! grin

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 07:29:16

Oh Madame, I love my mil too!

Oh convert! Welcome!!
I think we may be kindred spirits (crept my tat is a tramp stamp?-just above my bum)
Here here to the malibu and coke! Chin chin

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 07:34:27

My ds name is on the back of my neck and dd is on my chest,
Miss Millie's (cheaper KFC) is eaten here at least once a month
My dc love track suits
Dd loves pink
I let them watch transformers the other night even though it's a 12 because how transformer obsessed my ds is

I never knew sainbos did two for 5er I am so getting that for this weekend!

Can I join. I live in a counicl flat above shops. My dd2 lives with her dad ( long story) I love primark and want a onise. when I shop at the co-op I dont wear my pjs but have been known to wear slippers.(its100 steps away from flat) everything in lounge is 2nd hand apart from sofa which gets paid off in Jan. We drink 2:50 pound wine. I eat the cheapest ham. And will have a macds breakfast today as having a big blood test at 8:30am and had to fast since 8pm

Oblomov Mon 26-Nov-12 07:36:56

I've got an even better one.
I buy the Mail on Sunday shock

I LUUURVE it. Its the 'You' magazine I like. It has all the fashion, (to which I am clueless, but it lays it out on 2 oages, like an idiots guide for what you need to look out for = suits me perfectly), so that I now know that chocolate and plums are THE colour at the moment. It also has lots of cookery stuff. And i get to read Liz Jones , whom I love to despise.

I do not buy any other paaer. But The Mail, is the Cardinal MN sin of all, I do beleive.

And I have six tats and bite my nails

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 07:37:54

It was quite therapeutic getting all that out!
Cheers grin

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 07:38:38

^^the mail shock you don't belong on this thread, MN love the mail look at all the links!

Covert my dd2 when younger shes 15 now loved pink and barbie !!

As far as I've been able to tell, the sole binding factor between all MNers is the fact that they write in proper English on t'internet.

So you all fit in perfectly!

KidderminsterKate Mon 26-Nov-12 07:52:35

loving this thread!

I have 5 DC's and am................a lone parent
According to Mn my children all have either 'chavvy' 'try hard' or 'ridiculous names that would mean they won't be able to be a high court judge'
I live in a scruffy house where everything is falling apart
My poshest furniture is from Next, the rest is Ikea and I have the following: canvas prints, leather sofas, oak furniture, matching cushions and curtains, patterned bedding from Next, wooden blinds, a conservatory, laminate floors, matching crockery, coloured wine glasses and a chavvy dog.............all of which I've heard have been a no no on MN.
My 5th DC was conceived after I had separated from my ex
I like clothes from Next or Per Una (sometimes)
I like ugg boots and crocs
I go on caravan holidays
I shop at Aldi
I wear makeup from No7
I claim CTC
I really want a pandora bracelet
My kids have a packet of crisps and a choc bar every day in their lunchboxes
I let them watch unlimited TV

so really am probably MNs worst night mare

I'm waiting for someone to kill the thread by putting so
Something like 'I kill puppies'

Kidderminster your house sounds fab smile I only got matching plates last year from freecycle !

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 08:03:36

I have a feature wall upon which my flat screen tv is mounted and we have the full sky package.
My 4 year old can work the Xbox.

I am actually quite chavy but I am intelligent so dont really fit! The reason I love MN is that people don't talk in text speak and the wide ranging strong opinions you get from everyone. I was on netmums, hence the name, and couldn't stand all the hun and bubs so I came over to the dark side! grin

I'm relatively new on here, and from what I've read the posters on here claiming not to 'fit in' are actually the large majority. Does it matter anyway? It's nice to have a forum where people from all walks of life can share, help each other, or just chat about stuff. I like it here. Well mostly. I avoid the political stuff.

axure Mon 26-Nov-12 10:05:20

What a nice bunch you sound!
I've got 2 SBTs and let them sleep on our beds and lick our faces.
Malibu & Diet coke is my drink of choice - wine makes me slurred and a bit argumentative!
I've got tattoos.
My cooking skills are generally limited to heating in the oven or dinging in the microwave, I'm just too lazy to bother with anything more ambitious.
I sometimes go to the shops in my slippers (and on occasion PJs but with a long coat on top).

5hounds Mon 26-Nov-12 10:07:54

Il join, I have no children and 5dogs :/

I don't watch 'One Born Every Minute'.

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 10:13:59

<passes Malibu to axure> grin

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 10:22:22

Have been thinking of a few more!

I am currently watching Jeremy Kyle blush
I do my make up for the school run
I have ugg style boots
I like reading the sun
I love cooking but DH and the kids turn their noses up at loads of stuff so generally I don't bother
I like nigella
I have a loo brush
I don't like dark chocolate
I like thorntons chocolate
<swigs bulmers and tries to think of more> grin

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 10:23:57

starsandunicorns I have a box of barbies that my mom got from a charity shop that I am saving until dd is big enough, she's only 1 at the moment. I can't wait!!

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 26-Nov-12 10:28:34

noisy toys (Sun 22.07)

"DD1 is on the G & T register so maybe I fit in there"

Isn't she a bit young to be on spirits ? I started mine on cider first grin

axure Mon 26-Nov-12 10:50:43

Cheers Convert, forgot to mention I drink before 12noon at every opportunity, best thing about Xmas day, drinks first, pressies later!

Juggling that's my fave comment yet!

cantspel Mon 26-Nov-12 11:02:59

Morning fellow mn rejects.

Just a quick look in before i am off to finish paint my sons bedrooms and yes i am painting them magnolia.

I too have the full sky package and even worse my sons have sky multiroom in their bedrooms.

FeckOffCup Mon 26-Nov-12 11:43:26

Oh yes I also don't agree with the MN mantra "pink stinks" my DD has the pink version of most toys, a lot of her clothes are pink and she loves disney princesses which gets a lot of catsbum faces here as apparently they are anti-feminist.

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 26-Nov-12 11:48:08

Thank you Madame !

And your thread is one of my favourites for a long time too - since Cutted Up Pear ?!

dashoflime Mon 26-Nov-12 12:02:51

Me, me! I don't fit in either
we have a LA maisonette
with a feature wall
And a fishtank
And a leather sofa: from the 80s!
And a loo brush (agree this is manky tho)

dashoflime Mon 26-Nov-12 12:03:55

Oh and flying ducks, but these are kitchy and ironic right? Right?

akaemmafrost Mon 26-Nov-12 13:00:01

If I gave my dc a salad or a thermos with pasta or soup or any other hot food as is oft suggested here on MN as a packed lunch option, chances are I would here the ructions and feel the ripple effect from home, half a km away grin.

akaemmafrost Mon 26-Nov-12 13:00:20


InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 13:20:30

Whats wrong with a fish tank?

dashoflime Mon 26-Nov-12 15:35:32

I've no idea. According to some other thread its chavvy. Luckily the fish don't realise

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 17:39:06

Those poor, chavy fish swimming around in ignorance sad

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 17:42:03

Hmm <thinking> buy them a fish tank 4x4 instead of a bridge, make them new money instead of chav.

milkymocha Mon 26-Nov-12 17:54:44

I think i might possibly have found my place in Mumsnet grin smile

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 17:59:00

Are we our very own quiche now?

If we are a quiche then I will get my frozen ready-to-roll pastry out of the freezer. smile

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 18:03:06

I have a asda chosen by you jar of mincemeat...

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 18:03:35

Oh duh I just got pastry for quiche! blush

milkymocha Mon 26-Nov-12 18:06:29

Ive never had quiche blush

Fish tank 4x4! Haahahahahahhahahhaha

Just back from Lidls.....I have fake baileys, who wants one? (the baileys may be fake but the ice is real!) you lot better be right or you owe me £3.99!

I'm not a quiche fan...we're not a lover of eggs in the onesword household....either one or all oh us end up with the...ahem.....

Ladies....if you need something to read whilst having tea this evening, can I suggest you wander over to the 'something just fell out of my vagina' thread...

JugglingWithPossibilities Mon 26-Nov-12 18:24:29

Ooh yes please I'll have a Baileys Madame ( could be a new cocktail ?! ) - thanks

And I've got frozen peas if anyone does want some quiche for their tea wink
We can eat it in front of the screen watching what fell out of someone's fanjo grin ( hoping they've posted their pics ! )

Convert enjoy smile in my house anything that was pink was barbie till she could read the word barbie hasnt done her any harm she girly but not to girly. Now waiting for her hair to grow longer so she can do dreadlocks ! Her fav pic of her self when small is her sat on a pink bike with pink tassles on the handlebars dressed head to toe in pink aged 4.

MyloMash Mon 26-Nov-12 18:38:24

18mo Ds is sitting having cake and watching cbeebies so can I come under? I only buy wafer thin ham and I've never heard of Boden.

Also, when I go out childless it's not to go for dinner or anything civilised, it's to go get drunk in the pub, followed by a club, wearing fake tan.

stoatie Mon 26-Nov-12 18:49:22

Join you if I can. <looks up at Venture Family photo> and youngest daughter who has just wolfed down Tesco Lasagne (and yes I can make it but.... she prefers Mr Tesco's version) and is now chomping on a choc ice!

Can I point out...there's also a most active thread about there being a Boden sale.....maybe we could start a brave heart style battle....

you can take our George at Asia.....but you can't take our freedom arggggghhhhh

Oh gosh, I love a choc ice me!

milkymocha Mon 26-Nov-12 18:51:07

Mylo i think you are my kinda girl! Although i cant wear fake tan... Iam 'pale and interesting!' grin

Me to madam if you buy the really cheap ones you can eat loads in one sitting

I have toasted a large slice of WHITE bread and have spread Aldi butter and Aldi salmon paste on it in celebration of this thread.

Yeah I can't fake tan, I'm a I look jaundiced

ssd Mon 26-Nov-12 19:04:49

love you all on this thread!

thank god theres normal folk here

CarrotCruncher Mon 26-Nov-12 19:05:51

I can't read , i can't write but i can drive my tractor ! confused

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 19:06:23

I'm a ginge but I love fake tan and I do not look jaundiced!

MyloMash Mon 26-Nov-12 19:09:10

I don't tan all the time, just when I'm going out. And I buy it for £3 from semi-chem.

happybubblebrain Mon 26-Nov-12 19:18:49

I quite often shop in Primark.
We eat lots of rubbish food.
I watch reality TV until it comes out of my ears.
We live in a crappy area next to crappy schools.
I own about 8 different types of fake tan but I'm too lazy to use it.


I have travelled the world.
I have a BA(hons) degree.
My dd goes to lots of classes.
I had a pony when I was young.
We own lots of lego, playmobile, educational toys and books.

<Feeling like I'll never fit in anywhere>

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 19:50:42

mylo you can come under if you do shots when you are out clubbing!

<pours a tray of apple sours>

MyloMash Mon 26-Nov-12 19:53:39

I do shots! Not tequila anymore though.

<passes round jagerbombs>

AfishhCalledElvira Mon 26-Nov-12 19:56:42

Loving this thread!

I shop at aldi ( and proud!), have laminate flooring, have a twiggy thing with fairy lights in my living room next to the brown leather sofa, wear fake tan, love TOWIE, swear too much...

Yet...I love my mooncup, have a fondness for clay baths, brown rice and lentils

< slinks back into no mans land >

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 20:00:54

I've had mornings when I can't actually manage to say the word tequila without vomiting grin

UrbanSpaceManBaby Mon 26-Nov-12 20:07:41

Just who are you people?

<Gets the Farrow & Ball paint out and sloshes it over rock>

ladymariner Mon 26-Nov-12 20:15:52

Oooh yes please to a Lidl Baileys, I love it, and if you pour it into a mug of coffee (the ordinary instant stuff) it becomes magical!
And I've got a leather sofa. And my ds was a really picky eater. And I want a tropical fish tank like my dad used to have.

Can I come in please?

ladymariner Mon 26-Nov-12 20:16:32

And convert I'm right with you grin

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:17:46

YY i love bailys in coffee, no one in RL believes me its nice! It's also nice in hotchocolate.

ladymariner Mon 26-Nov-12 20:21:02

Crumpets with cheese and butter and a mug of Baileys coffee on a cold day is just heaven!

happybubblebrain Mon 26-Nov-12 20:22:12

Baileys in hot milk is delish - I drank loads of it whilst preggers - ha ha ha.

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 20:29:20

Baileys in hot chocolate. Why have I not thought of this before?

<boils kettle>

My job forbids me from condoning drinking whilst pregnant so il breeze over that hmm

I think painting our rock is supposed to be a felicitous attack, but I don't understand the reference confused so I think we're okay!

ladymariner Mon 26-Nov-12 20:32:22

And Advocaat (the Aldi's version) in trifle.....try it! X

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 20:34:54

<pours bottle of turps over paint> Oops.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:35:34

I have some of my feature wallpaper left to cover the paint attack up. <helpful>...

Currently, my daughters, aged 3 and 6 are singing ds bedtime songs....they're going with the classics, we've had call me maybe and now were being treated to a round of The HIGHLY appropriate flo rida...low low low low, the most disturbing part is they're dancing like they mean it.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:37:09

My dd loves Rihanna, I have been treated to a few wtfs on here for that! But she loves her and it's better then another drippy blonde.

My husband let the kids listen to nikki minge over summer...and told them that Part in the middle of star ships says we're having a nervous meltdown. It doesn't.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:40:25

I don't mind a bit of nicki either, although I wouldn't buy it. 1xtra is the radio station thats on all the time in my house.

I've never seen him move so fast than at his dads birthday party, the girls were singing it in the garden and the part where it says I ain't paying my rent this month, I know that....but ___ who you want......

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 20:44:27

My 4 year old was singing to LMFAO in the car today. I'm sexy and I know it grin

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 26-Nov-12 20:44:27

grin I find it so funny they're so innocent they don't have a clue.

UrbanSpaceManBaby Mon 26-Nov-12 20:45:30

What have you cheese string guzzling people done? That Farrow & Ball paint is £45 a tin, that would keep you in cheap booze for weeks grin

[Steals glittery twigs to light wood burner and flounces off via Waitrose]

45 quid a tin??? That should be a crime?? Theres starving kids out there...

That's made me feel a bit ill

LST Mon 26-Nov-12 20:50:58

Haha convert my 1yo 'wiggle wiggles' to that song grin

Convert Mon 26-Nov-12 20:55:28

Love it LST

The six year old has somehow learnt the words to 'its tricky' by run dmc.

Lol I think it's brill that they don't know it's wrong, but I know there's people n here that would have kittens if they saw that lol

zukiecat Mon 26-Nov-12 20:57:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

My favourite posts to lurk on are here ones, there's one currently, where people moan about they're £10,000 a term schools....I just sit there thinking, fuck it love, mines free and I've got very few complaints!

Those are the ones where I feel like I'm watching things in a zoo...

I don't know where I fit in.

Come from an average middle class family, have a degree, eat healthily (vegetarian, so lots of veg), love nice wine, love vintage, eat some organic, cloth or eco nappies for my boy, breastfeed 3 year old, babywear, did blw, think mooncups are great & washable pads too.

On the other hand, had my son at 25, am a single mum on benefits, buy all clothes from charity shops and ebay, shop in Lidl. I am skint.

Think I'm probably just a bit of a hippy.

Cbh1978 Mon 26-Nov-12 21:58:17

What is ham? Is it like pastrami?

Oblomov Tue 27-Nov-12 06:46:03

Convert , my 4 yr old was singing exactly the same, yesterday. My 2 (8 & 4) love LMFAO, as do I.

Figgygal Tue 27-Nov-12 20:23:42

I give my 11mo petits filous .....stone me dead!!

The weaning boards make me laugh someone must be buying dairylea triangles and frubes but they dont hang around there!!

Omg what's wrong with petit filous??? These people are monsters!!!!

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 27-Nov-12 20:44:58

It has sugar in it! My dc had them since they were weaned meh I am not the sugar police. and I actually thought it was good for them

You mean it's not one of their five a day hmm

bagpuss Tue 27-Nov-12 21:14:24

I love this thread grin

<<glances round room>> leather sofa, check, laminate flooring, check, ikea furniture, check. I am also an aldi shopper and have a branch within five minutes walk of my home. My dc (all five) are allowed to have biscuits, juice, fromage frais, crisps and cake regularly and are all partial to a fruit shoot and a gregs sausage roll. I allow them to play on Xbox/wii/iPads often. I have a degree, but it's a Desmond from a college of higher education. I once tried a mooncup but it was too horrid and am now fully back in the camp of disposable.

There's probably more... Can I come in?

Deffo, but promise ul get rid of that Mooncups thing yeh...we have an anti-yuk policy here

bagpuss Tue 27-Nov-12 21:27:12

Trust me, it is long gone! <<shudder>>

Im also regretting the fact that I don't own a onesie too...I know I said it wasn't practical whilst bf-ing but maybe I could just cut a little nipple shaped hole in it? Thoughts ?

Without being a traitor to our original brilliant rock <waves a meek white hanky of friendship at Madame> I'd like to propose the setting-up of an adjacent rock right next door, for those who are wandering the identity-crisis wilderness. The following are already a shoe-in for membership:

AFishCalledElvira, pickledparsnip, happybubblebrain

As said the other day, I am a:

'Take A Break'-reading, Primark-wearing, bargain-hunting, rented house-dwelling, working-class family-owning, Greggs-eating, controlled crying-adhering mum to a toddler to whom I give Petits Filous/crisps/chocolate in front of the TV which he loves and I love him watching. Me and my toddler DS spend entire mornings watching Jezza in our PJ's together.

HOWEVER I also...

Am vegetarian
Like foreign film and independent cinema.
Have 3 degrees and an embarrassingly long string of letters after my name.
Have Radio 4 on in the house all day
Genuinely love lentils and brown rice/pasta.
Read the Guardian
Have lots of friends who are social workers/GP's/teachers etc
Buy organic milk
Hang-out in libraries
Use cotton bags-for-life
Own an all-terrain 3-wheeler buggy.

I love being a huge contradiction. It keeps people who meet me on their toes wink.

So - can the new 'Contrary Mary' rock be a sub-rock of the original rock please?

Haylebop12 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:42:54

I own 3 onsies blush

I have two p/t jobs (one being in a supermarket). I am 3rd year student studying for a degree but really was a way of putting off going back to work post dd shock and when I graduate will continue my supermarket job as the money's not bad and I like my hours. Maybe doing something with it once finished having children.

I'd never heard of joules or white company until discovering mn.
The only reason I dont use text speak is because my iPhone corrects it. My iPhone is pink grin

Also never heard of a mooncup but sound pretty yuk!

My dd loves Greg's sausage rolls and fruit shoots!

However, mn was a very comforting place when I went trough the trauma of an mmc earlier this year so I stick around smile

Good thinking Madame! I like your thinking. What sort of animal/colour will you get?

Was thinking of doing similar to my Primark 'Spanx'-alikes. Thought about cutting the crotch out to allow for easier/quicker toilet trips with less having to roll the bleeders down over my barrel-esque "waist" each time.

Scampi...maybe we could have a rockery? But I agree ... You are an enigma, which I like.

Dh disagrees with this thread entirely, his premise of disagreement being ' hey! We used to live in havering'


Not sure what your DH's angle is there Madame. DH's never get the gist of such great threads grin.

I used to live down the road from that... in Barking. Not sure if that means I beat you or lose out to you in the Barking/Havering/Redbridge top trumps wink.

PortBlacksandCheeseBoard Tue 27-Nov-12 22:02:40

Well in one evening i have revealed that i often make my DC (12&10) breakfast for them and that i never bothered with puppy crates but let our two sleep next to us at night on a bean bag ... in our bedroom and everything.

Mumsnet is uptight the only place i can come to that makes me feel like a hippy grin

No, I don't know why he wears this as such a badge of pride...

We lived in em,mouth cough, sneeze, cough, mumble...


bagpuss Tue 27-Nov-12 22:19:05

Y'see this is where I would fall down, we live in Cheshire and I own a three wheeled pushchair <<wanders over to no mans land rock>>

I do love Jezza though grin

I live on a council estate
I have tattoos
I have never even so much as clicked on the Boden link
I'm a youngster compared to a lot of posters wink
I may have encouraged DS1 to say "that bastard baby jesus" because it made me giggle

I never feel like I dont belong though smile
possibly because I have breastfeeding, babywearing, hippyish tendancies

Aw I don't think breast feeding, or beast feeding as we call it in our house, should be a factor in rock residency...some do, somedont, long as ubguys don't mind my boobs hanging out while we're watching tv lol

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 27-Nov-12 22:41:32

Yes BF is not just for boden sheep.

JugglingWithPossibilities Tue 27-Nov-12 22:50:18

We used to live in Redbridge

< random fact alert smile >

I find it highly convinient nadir means I can take a smaller bag with me grin

I may have found a common thread here - essex birds blush

^^that is what happens when you type and feed......nadir should translate roughly as ... Because I

JugglingWithPossibilities Tue 27-Nov-12 22:59:13

That must be the nadir of your Mumsnet typing experience Madame grin

Can I join middle rock please? I own a 3wheeler pram (a 4 wheeler would never manage these hills!)
Use bags for life
Am listening to R4 right now
I breast AND bottle feed
DS2 is mesmerized by countdown (and dances to the timer thingy)
I make my own pizza, chips and occasionally bread
My boys have never had a greggs because the bastards do not have a shop locally
I own boden items

But I have fed DS2 chocolate buttons (dairy free)
I wear primark undies
I have a love of Jezza Kyle
My children have pizza and chips regularly.
I was a teen mum.

Where do I fit? Anywhere? <wanders around as lovely as a cloud>

*lonely not lovely. Clouds are shit.

StinkyWicket Tue 27-Nov-12 23:03:53

Well, I am dead posh.

I only buy the 'made with chicken breast' nuggets from Maccys you know.


wewereherefirst I was going to have you expelled immediately for the being a Boden apologetic, but your clouds are shit comment may have snatched it back for you.

Can you provide a video of dancing to countdwn, cos it sounds fucking epic. can go to the halfway rock...scampi will meet you with a welcome pack and a Bacardi breezer

Bacardi breezers?! Well posh! We only have WKD here.

I shall have to film the crazy baby dancing, I havnt been able to so far because I have been laughing hysterically.

<flicks on JK repeats and settles in>

And can I just say ladies I've googled this mooncup malarkey and I dot get it....

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 27-Nov-12 23:11:06

I don't 4 is a bit much.... <not that I have ever listened to it>

JugglingWithPossibilities Tue 27-Nov-12 23:13:45

God I need to get to LIDL tomorrow to get myself a bottle of Baileys (or whatever they call it)

Tonight has been a mare - with DH away in Peru for two bloody weeks. See I can swear on this thread where I usually hold back. Feels good to let it out !

I sweat, I'm sorry, please say if offends anyone, I'm terrible for it...


thebody Tue 27-Nov-12 23:16:08

I am always posting and we are as commen as muck..

Tree up and decorated, but wine in the under £5 a bottle bin, watch X factor and celeb, both work full time, think organic is a rip off, love asda.

Rest case.

cantspel Tue 27-Nov-12 23:16:16

I am bloody knackered.
Husband is a sleep in the arm chair
Boys are asleep upstairs
mum is in her lair watching some crap on sky
and i am sitting with the cat drinking cheap `RC cola from asda.

Radio 4 sends me to sleep of a night wink but I cannot see how a mooncup can work, It's a silicone egg cup... I have heard of someone who puts theirs through the dishwasher to sterilise it, but that's just beyond gross- I never want to eat at her house!

dh in Peru????

Mayicheck your membership credentials....

MadameOneSword, I just woke the baby up as I sniggered at your offensive sweating grin

Bleugprghhhhhh at mooncupnonndishwasher...I've just watched the video on the website, I can reccomends it to add to the confusion. I like the way they say there are two sizes, those for people who have had children,and those without...I miss those days grin

cantspel Tue 27-Nov-12 23:19:51

Thats the polite way of saying one for women with a fanny like a bucket

What do they mean? It's the same as when I was 16 down there. ahem <grabs Tena>

"Keep positive! if you find yourself getting frustrated or tense, take a break from trying the Mooncup and do something nice for yourself. Remember once you've got the hang of it, the Mooncup will last you for years and years so there's no rush!"

I said a similar thing about my husband grin

Can'tspel...I wanted to say the bucket fanny words but didn't dare lol

cantspel Tue 27-Nov-12 23:24:19

They had mooncups on embarrassing bodies once so they could measure a woman's flow.

Who the hell needs to know stuff like that?

Seriously, there's some gems on their faq's

Can I go upside down on a fairground ride while wearing a mooncup?.

Bet you body form dont get this shit

"look at a Mooncup. Many of our stockists have a demonstration Mooncup"

This jut got creepy

cantspel Tue 27-Nov-12 23:32:30

I dont want to go upside down on a fairground ride even without a mooncup in lol

Someone posted before on a mooncup thread that they are great as she can wear it and still have sex with her husband during her period. i had visions of some poor bloke whacking his knob into the tail end of it and doing some long term damage.

That's bollocks surely? Having read their website I'm now am expert sits in the entrance to the either she's a liar or takes it elsewhere IYSWIM shock

Ooh the stalk would be painful in the eye

Isn't it supposed to go over the cervix?

Yall need to watch's not mooncup related I promise lol

Your he or his? Or both lol

"Dear Mickie,
No, the Mooncup is not for use during sexual intercourse. It would be in the way as it sits low in the vagina, not high like the contraceptive cap."

Mickie from Utah answered that one for us

I'm sooo chaining the Christmas tree to the radiator! Brilliant idea thanks op smile

Thank you Mickie from Utah! Why would you use a mooncup, why? What if it fell out because it lost suction?

I used to think I didn't really belong here but then I realised that actually there are loads of you that are just like me grin

prudencesmom Wed 28-Nov-12 00:07:03

Yes me too.
Have any of you read the "whats for dinner??????" thread on chat? shock

No but you can bet where we're all headed now lol

RE tree to the radiation, we've switched to a belt cos the chain got hot lol durrrrr

Ahh yes, thanks for the updated advice! I was truly wondering how I was going to stop dd2 from pulling the tree over every other minute of the day grin

Am I too late to join? I think I could be a good candidate...

My 5 year old takes chocolate spread sandwiches to school, and has a fruitshoot bottle for his drink, of course this is actually filled with cheapo squash after the first use, and actually, its an Asda copy fruit shoot!

I have leather sofas, massive tellys, spend the third world debt on my kids at Christmas, actually saying 'kids' is a bit naff too I spose.

My eldest has a Jaden/Kaden/Braden name!

I smoke, I drink, I wish i could afford to do both more!

I have debt, lots of debt

I have used the same 2nd hand pushchair for five years, through three kids!

My best clothes come from tesco's, everything else is Asda lol! Oh, and I 'lol' all over facebook!

I do go to Uni though, but as a mature student doing a useless degree just because the student loan equates to the same as a part time job and it gets me away from the kids for a few hours a week, i love um but they were doing my head in a bit...i miss the baby when Im not there though...although i do feed him formula...

That felt so fuckin good! grin

It's the same with the school mums, there are three definite 'gangs' and I'm not in anyones. sad. I talk to everyone regardless of what they wear, how they speak or any of that crap. I would rather be like that than be in a gang that blanks people.

flaggybannel Wed 28-Nov-12 09:30:59

Wow! Any room left under that rock?! I joined mn purely for this thread, av been lurking for a while but as i rarely fit in anywhere i didn join until now.
My case for a space under the rock-
Work part time, no hope of promotion- i wouldn want it either
I smoke 'fake' tabs, and sometimes baccy
I drink the cheapest cider i can find, never less than 7.5%- hate wine
I have many tattoos and love them!
My dc goes to local state school and is dyslexsic- plus colour blind- and would like to become a tattoo artist- (laughs loudly!)
We live in a council house on a council estate with semi-gypsys for neighbours- nice family btw
Am 32 my dc is 16- you do the math
I dont have a single piece of designer clothin or footwear but i do buy the knock-offs in the market- they are fab!
Fake leather sofa, laminate -check
I NEED a feature wall!
Typing in my leopard- print primark onesie
We live off iceland food- delivered cos i cant drive and couldn afford to run a car even if i did
Mooncups are rank
My dogs sleep in my bed
I let my dc pretty much run his own life and support him in whatever madcap bat-droppin crazy idea he has
I recycle but when the tin bin is full it goes in with the usual rubbish- and i dont care
Theres lots more but i think thats enough to get me under the rock- can i? Can i?

With pleasure!

Think we're gunna have to replace rock for cave hmm

flaggybannel Wed 28-Nov-12 10:37:43

A cave stacked to the rafters with indoor airers lol!
And a dented fridge for wafer thin smart price ham

flaggybannel Wed 28-Nov-12 10:39:23

A cave stacked to the rafters with indoor airers lol!
And a dented fridge for wafer thin smart price ham

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 28-Nov-12 10:40:25

No way I love my tumble dryer even if I got it on credit I don't want the cave getting damp and mouldy.

I do however love smart price ham grin

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 10:41:13

And a warm welcome to Mumsnet flaggy - glad the thread encouraged you out to say hello and found you a friendly community of fellow under rock dwellers - I don't know about anyone else but I'm thinking creepy crawlies ? grin I think I just have an over-active imagination !

Right, must make it a LIDL day today and stop faffing - I need that Baileys !

And it's not my bloody fault he's gone to Peru FFS angry grin wink - emotions all over the place ! it Peru for business or pleasure? I mean is he a llama trader? An aztec historian? A paddingtn bears illegitamte son looking for his long long bear inheritance?

Has anyone tried Aldi's amaretto? I fancy that. Agree with posts further back about Baileys in coffee, it is good, as is Amarula. I also like cherry brandy and cola. I admit that I love really good wine, but one of my friends only drinks Lambrini and waters it down with lemonade and it is a guilty pleasure drinking it round hers!

My lovely friends in RL are a mixed bunch which tells you more about me than anything else. I like people because of their personalities rather than status, postcode or profession.

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 11:05:19

grin @ Llama trader, Aztec historian, and Paddington Bear gold-digger !

No, he's a bird-watcher. It's meant to be business but really it's one long bird-watching holiday that he has to come back and write about afterwards - call that work ?! He should try looking after 25 2-4 year olds which is what I do !!
(not on my own mind you I have to admit)

Theicingontop Wed 28-Nov-12 11:07:06

I'm sympathetic to the rock/cave/dwellingofshame, but I don't think I'd be allowed to join. OH would ban me from having money if he knew I'd given our son a chocolate button shock

25 of the ankle biters????


Theicing I'll give your DS a chocolate button then!

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 11:17:21

Yeh, there's generally around that number - if there's a roughly similar number to hand back to parents at the end of the session that's always good wink

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 11:18:34

See now why I need Bailey's from LIDL smile

Hahahahahaha - I really don't know how you do it!

theicing I'm gunna give him fruits hoots and cheese strings too when ur not looking,grin

prudencesmom Wed 28-Nov-12 12:36:47

Just want to say how lovely and down to earth you all seem smile
So glad its a ponceyfree zone wink
I have shares in poundland and home bargains and every similar store there is. I bloody live in them confused

Doogle2 Wed 28-Nov-12 13:03:09

Pleeeeeaaaassseee let me in the middle rock. My boys have a Biden top but I swear it's only because they gave me a £10 voucher. I let them drink fruit shoots whilst wearing them to cancel it out.

I have a fake leather sofa and laminate flooring but I like Waitrose mainly because I hate Tescos.

I don't fit in anywhere here hmm

I am happy to eat thin ham (mines from Budgens) but don't ask me to give up my nice white wine grin

Doogle2 Wed 28-Nov-12 13:13:32

Boden not Biden bloody phone!

Cezella Wed 28-Nov-12 14:40:06

I don't have any kids yet(am desperate for them but not found a man crazy enough to provide the goods yet) but may I join?
I drink blue WKD
I own three onesies- one being a rabbit suit complete with bobtail and ears
I was given a bottle of vintage port as a gift and used it to make Cheeky Vimto
I buy posh coffee filter papers- to strain my skittles vodka
I consider Thomas/Bob the Builder/Fifi pasta shapes in tomato sauce a great balanced meal.
I dedicate vast amounts of time to perfecting my feature wall(which is made up of lots of photos of family and friends)
I dropped out of two universities (one being Cambridge) to babysit instead
I work as a waitress in a tacky restaurant
I regularly google "free samples" to get my hands on as many as I can find.

So please can I join, would love to be looked after by you motherly people for a while

Of even let you take one of my children, what kind at you looking for?

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 14:53:18

Ooh, I want a little wall covered in family & friends pictures now Cezella!
That would be fab grin

I can see how cuddling babies would be a big draw but not sure you'll be allowed under this rock if you've been to Cambridge - though dropping out is better wink

We have a balanced and varied diet of pizza, pasta, and jacket potatoes blush DS likes cheesy beans with his jackets - have to confess for purposes of this thread we are veggie though - but I blame DH for that !

Have just got back from my LIDL raid with good supplies of cheap Baileys, a Daily Express, and plenty of cheap but superior continental chocolate. See, I am a bit of a chocolate connoisoir - is it strictly Cadbury's around here ?! grin

Cezella Wed 28-Nov-12 14:56:26

Haha don't let them pull the wool over your eyes though all you under the rock people- I babysit for many a Boden wearing, organic cooking mamma who hands me the spaghetti hoops and lidl nappies upon arrival.

Haha yes, I think dropping out is the crucial element here.

Also, microwaving dry pasta makes a really tasty snack (cringes)

I sometimes sleep in two onesies at a time (yet wonder why I'm still seeking a sperm provider)

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 15:02:54

Do you live near me Cezella ?
Are you free for babysitting ? grin
You sound lovely smile

I'm liking your use of the the term sperm provider, it's oddly cold and distant....physiologists would love you

Cezella Wed 28-Nov-12 15:50:42

I'm in Wales Juggling, so probably not!

Haha psychologists would love be Madame. It's a good term, although I've found myself having to lessen my use of it occasionally on nights out. Strangely enough, hi you look like you have great genes can I have some of your sperm please (I'll pay you) doesn't go down too well with the average jock in the pub

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 16:03:34

Really Cezella ?

Have you really tried those actual words .... I think they could work out well with the right guy ? wink

I've had worse chat up lines myself, haven't you ?! smile

Juggling I love Aldi's chocolate. I buy us all chocolate reindeers for Xmas and the buttons are good too. I cannot get enough of their prawn crackers too.

JugglingWithPossibilities Wed 28-Nov-12 16:12:27

Anyway, to report back further to fellow rock under dwellers ...

I also picked up four packets of chicken style pot noodles from LIDL ..... but they were so cheap (18p each) that they didn't come with a pot ... or any chicken of course. (But that's OK cos I'm an environmentally friendly veggie)

Can't wait till this evening to crack open my faux Baileys .... Dundalgan it's called. Pleased to see the evening is already drawing in .... wink

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 28-Nov-12 16:13:36

Cezelle not to strereotype but most Jamaican men love handing babies willy nilly all over the place.. give it a go grin

Cezella Wed 28-Nov-12 16:34:58

Really? I actually stand a chance with my tactic then? I'll see how it goes down and let you know whether I've been successfully impregnated then...

In other news, I think some of these outsiders are a huge sham. Looked after a little girl today, on the kitchen work top were little bags of organic carrot stick snacks and a little box of Boden socks. Walked through into living room and not only did I find a NEXT catalogue(shock horror) but the eBay print out that had come with the "Boden" socks...