Leaving/flouncing not worth crying over words on a screen

(257 Posts)
InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 21:59:05

Probably my own fault for over reacting but leaving because of some really offensive posters.

Just like to say good bye to my favourite posters and the ones who have been so lovely to me.

Sole source, sp, af, usual, worra, rubyfakenails, bridezilla, and many many many more. Even Scottish mummy who made me laugh all the time. Shcro your lovely to.


AnyaKnowIt Mon 17-Dec-12 22:00:49

Aww don't go sad

Offensive to you or in general, either way don't let the bastards get you down

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:04:31

Offensive to me, have had enough threads in chat if you want to read it, the whinge about the teacher one sad

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:04:57

Am actually crying, quite ridiculous over words on a screen.

BerryLellow Mon 17-Dec-12 22:06:09

Just turn off and see how you feel tomorrow.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 17-Dec-12 22:07:38

Hide the thread.

If you get something out of MN, then just hide the thread and post on other people's threads for a bit.

AnyaKnowIt Mon 17-Dec-12 22:08:11

Would it be worth having a little break?

Come back all afresh in the new year?

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:14:35

No something that was said to me was to offensive, can't bare to end up talking to said person under different ncs and such.

MN has gave me a lot, Vicks on the soles of your feet for one!

threesocksfullofchocs Mon 17-Dec-12 22:17:39

hope you are ok. no idea what has upset you. but don't let it get you down

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Mon 17-Dec-12 22:18:07

just hide the thread brandy and dont let it bother you.

sad Don't go.

AnyaKnowIt Mon 17-Dec-12 22:19:10

So don't interact with that poster. Just let it all go over your head smile

Kormachameleon Mon 17-Dec-12 22:19:55

Come on dude, there are twats everywhere unfortunately

Just be glad and smug in the knowledge that you aren't a twat

TheFallenMadonna Mon 17-Dec-12 22:22:00

When I first posted on MN, somebody misrepresented something I said outrageously. She was a regular, popular, all over the place. I was slightly wary, but you realise after a while that most people don't carry things over from thread to thread. You can waste lots of time getting into bonkers arguments on here. Just hide the thread.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 22:27:42

You should NEVER flounce because people don't agree with you. One day, you could be that voice of reason that THAT poster needs. Everyone has different opinions. This is a good place to listen and learn too.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:28:04

I really love you all, vicar and sparkling I usually like all your posts and thank you all for te kind words, might give it a break till after new year and see what I feel like then. Don't really want to go but very upse at myself that I'm so upset if that makes sense.

Read some of the thread Brandy. I can see why you are upset. Hide it now. Try to put it out of your head.

When I first joined I was accused of being immature, when infact I really wasnt being. Words on a page get read in many different ways. They wont always be taken the way they were meant.

Please dont go though.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:29:27

It's not about people disagreeing with me, people disagree with me a lot on here. It's the vileness of it that has bothered me.

Have a Christmas break, then come back? It's easy to take it all to heart, but try not to. x

usualsuspect3 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:31:19

Take a few days break if you need to Brandy, I haven't read the thread so no idea whats gone on.

Just hide the thread and try not to let it get to you.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 22:35:16

People only tend to be horrible to you, if you have horrible opinions.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:38:19

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BrianCoxIsAChristmasPud Mon 17-Dec-12 22:42:08

Hide the thread, take a break and come back when you feel up to it.

I did the exact thing yesterday (hiding the thread) after defending an OP who had been totally flamed for no good reason (in my opinion).

It did get to me, words on a screen or not, but I now know that the hide button is my friend.

I also have a 'shit list' of posters to watch out for - not actually written down typed and laminated and although I never drag a grudge from one thread to another, I am just wary that I may not see eye to eye with that person and will normally stay away from their posts, they get automatically hidden for the sake of my blood pressure.

For me, MN is entertainment, fun, a place for advice. I am not the type of MNer who hangs around AIBU looking for a fight - I avoid the names that appear to do so.

It is really only words on a screen, but it doesn't stop it winding you up so I understand.

Oh and.....I hid your thread after a quick peek as I could see where it was going.

There are days when I skim down Active Convos and my hide button is on overdrive however, I see that as a service to the less popular threads that are then bumped to the top of my Active list grin

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 22:44:24

I haven't read any of your other threads. My experience however is, if people are generally vile to you on MN, you need to namechange and think long and hard about your opinions.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:45:45

You commented on my other thread panto...

usualsuspect3 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:46:12

No need to follow her over to this thread is there,Panto?

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Mon 17-Dec-12 22:47:27

actually the thread is question baffles me - i see no need for brandy to have had a flaming. sometimes its like sheep on here.

brandy - dont go. just hide the sodding thread. ive been flamed before. tomorrow is another day - really try not to let it bother you. hide the stupid thread. (stupid cos its upset you not stupid cos you started it!)

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:47:32

Briancox if I come back I will take your advice and start hiding, I to have a shit list but need to spread sheet it grin wish I could hide certain posters....

Hassled Mon 17-Dec-12 22:49:09

It's never only words on a screen, though, is it? And actually reading "you're a twat and I disagree with everything you say" is worse than hearing it - because it's there, forever and you can keep seeing the words. And you know other people have seen them. It doesn't mean you shouldn't try to learn from the experience, and consider the other views - but it's never just words on a screen.

Brandybutter - I have no idea what's gone on or why you're upset, but don't burn your bridges while it's still feeling raw. Have a break, enjoy Christmas, lurk for a bit and see how you feel. Hope you're OK.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 22:49:19

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usualsuspect3 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:49:40

I agree Vicar, It's like a bloody great pile in sometimes on here.

usualsuspect3 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:50:31

So just ignore her, Panto, or is it more fun to follow her around to stick the boot in?

PickledInAPearTree Mon 17-Dec-12 22:51:59

Have break and a think. I hope your not too upset over that thread, not worth it..

Keep your chin up x

BOFingSanta Mon 17-Dec-12 22:53:44

Take a break- it does you good from time to time anyway. I do it regularly. I managed three weeks once but it's usually only a day.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 22:55:27

I comment on lots of threads. This is a FLOUNCE ie attention seeking thread. I am not following the poster around the boards, thank you.

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Mon 17-Dec-12 22:55:57

blimey panto - im sure that sometimes i am completely disagreeable! other times im not.

dont judge on one thread. she has had a kicking which wasnt remotely deserved and wasnt on AIBU. seems harsh.

i dont remember names. i post on the merit of each thread. i could agree with you one day and not the next - thats life isnt it? why hold grudges? we are all different with different opinions on different topics. it doesnt mean we wouldnt get on in RL! i hate hunting - yet some of my friends are pro. some of my friends think the job i do is akin to getting into bed with the devil himself - we just agree to disagree.

Greensleeves Mon 17-Dec-12 22:56:01

Don't leave Brandy. Have a break if you want to, but don't feel you have o just because you posted this thread iyswim

I am feeling aggrieved tonight as well, but MN is like that sometimes. Tomorrow is another day!

Pizzaexpress2 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:56:03

Oh, don't feel you hav to go. MN is, after all entertainment.
I felt reAlly hurt earlier but it is actually o anonymous it can't be taken too literaly. No one on here really gets me but I bet we would hav a good laugh In The pub. Maybe not,probably jus misguided.
How about name changing?

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 22:56:57

I haven't followed anything anywhere, though Usual, you seem to have hmm

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Mon 17-Dec-12 22:57:15

and there is a flounce board for a reason! so people can flounce! doh!

RogueEmployee Mon 17-Dec-12 23:00:03

Have a rest Brandy. We need more like you, fighting the good fight for common sense. grin

Don't leave me here alone.

Am going to check that thread out now.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 23:00:50

Vicar, I know YOU and respect you muchly. Have no clue if OP got a kicking on another thread as I have not seen it. I am ONLY commenting on this thread.

usualsuspect3 Mon 17-Dec-12 23:01:37

Nowt wrong with a good flounce now and again, Does you the world of good.

Don't de-reg though or you can't have your name back.

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 23:03:00

And I actually started off posting positively - before the OP insulted me. If anyone would care to check.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 23:04:34

Aw I am so touched people have commented and PMed me thank you didnt expect that. Yes was a flounce but also so people didn't wonder where I was when I disappeared. That's why there's a place on MN for it.

Will have a few days off and come back for the drunk thread Friday, thanks to everyone again for lovely words and pms am still crying but only because your all so nice. <ignoring panto>

I agree with words can hurt more as you read and take them in and every body sees

ChristmasNamechangeBridezilla Mon 17-Dec-12 23:04:58

I canny find the thread pet. Teachers you say?

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 23:05:22

Panto you did post on the thread. I would go cope and paste but I can't be arsed.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 23:05:51

Chat bridezilla.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 17-Dec-12 23:08:14

See you in a couple of days, brandy smile

MerryLindor Mon 17-Dec-12 23:11:46

Just had a peek at the other thread, brandy and I have to say that I can't see any bullying. Just disagreement.

If almost everyone on a thread is disagreeing with you, then maybe you need to walk away from the computer and have a wee think about why that is.

Take a break and come back in a few days.

AmberLeaf Mon 17-Dec-12 23:12:02

pantofino you posted on that thread! not a nice post either.

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Mon 17-Dec-12 23:12:29

yeah but panto its christmas and everything!

and there is a flouncers corner. so people can announce a flounce. ive done it before now. it feels quite melodramatic! its like walking out at work on a bad day! if only i could do that

peace and love. tis the season to be jolly and all that.

brandy see you on friday. i will be drunk. grin

usualsuspect3 Mon 17-Dec-12 23:14:02

Brandy, the drunk thread is having an end of the world Christmas party on Friday. So you better be there.

BOFingSanta Mon 17-Dec-12 23:15:04

I've just skimmed it- I thought there was plenty of kindness and patience on there actually, especially from LRD. But you were obviously feeling very defensive and replied quite snippily to some posters- at times when you feel got at and can't see the positives, hiding the thread and, yes, a break can be a good idea.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Mon 17-Dec-12 23:17:30

Il bring along my lidls bailys grin least if we die we'l be drunk grin

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 23:21:29

Sorry - I don't keep a list of threads I post on.. I just saw that I posted that I would not imagine a scenario where I let my 5/6 yo go to the chip shop unaccompanied on your thread. if this is the post where you perceive I am criticising you or your parenting, then fair enough. I stand by my view and don't consider that I have been doing anything stalky.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Mon 17-Dec-12 23:22:52

I will bring my Ballycastle

BrianCoxIsAChristmasPud Mon 17-Dec-12 23:24:44

Just had another look at the thread, nothing to add other than am LOLing at Solesources amazing impression of a police siren - neenawneenaw grin

I have no idea why that made me laugh so much but it did (not even alcohol to blame!)

Pantofino Mon 17-Dec-12 23:26:32

Amberleaf, if I posted anything elsewhere, please feel free to let me know

steppemum Tue 18-Dec-12 00:09:24

Brandy - I have just read the other thread - you really did get flamed didn't you?
I hate it when threads get so personal, I usually duck out, as I think people forget that a real person, often upset, is behind the words on screen.

Once or twice I have been tempted to start a thread when I am really upset about something, and in the end I don't because I just don't want to hear the negative comments, I want support and that isn't always what you get. When you get it its great when you don't you feel worse.

Sorry you got flamed when you were already upset. Hide the thread and start again.
I like your posts, come back and entertain us when you are feeling better

I always thought that Flouncers Corner was for people to have a snit and be begged to stay, rather than actual flouncing.

<flounces off the thread>

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Tue 18-Dec-12 16:52:27

come baaaaaaaaaaack, keema < sob >

LoopsInHoops Tue 18-Dec-12 17:24:43

Well, I just read your thread and have to echo what MerryLindor said above, perhaps have a wee think about why people were disagreeing with you, without taking any insults to heart.

And, sorry to say it on this thread, but please think about why it is harmful to threaten your kids with 'putting them in a home'. My mum used to do this, then when I was put into care, you can imagine how I felt it was my fault. Food for thought.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 17:27:22

Don't leave, please smile

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 17:51:45

Read that thread now. V odd. I didn't see any piling in, or nasty comments tbh. Just robust difference of opinion. Hey ho - still, no need to leave.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 17:52:48

Well loops maybe if you had read the thread properly you would have seen I did not threaten him with a home, I explained the consequences of telling the teacher stories about naughty things. If you had any further questions about that you could of asked on that thread.

Someone saying you are abusive to your dc is slightly hard not to take to heart. Again anything you want to say about that thread please say on that thread.

I don't even know why I'm here, still upsetting me need to go get a life ffs

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 18:00:07

Having a break from MN is great - I think most people do it, tbh. When things get a bit heated, or you feel a bit sensitive - a break is what you need. Honestly, don't let this sort of thing upset you - it's just opinions, and as they are via a computer screen, they obviously aren't relevant to your personally as no-one could possibly know how you parent or what you choose to do. I'm annoyingly oversensitive but that's why I take breaks.

Don't let this spoil the run up to Christmas. S'not worth it smile

CatchingMockingbirds Tue 18-Dec-12 18:36:29

What thread confused, I've looked but can't see anything?

brandy I sometimes have to take some time out of mumsnet, but instead of leaving completely I stick about the SN threads and I keep AIBU hidden and don't go there if I'm having an off day. If you take a lot from certain parts of mumsnet then you shouldn't let anyone chase you away from that, hide chat/AIBU and stick around 'safe' places for a while until you feel like you can let certain comments pass without hurting you.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 18:50:09

InNeedOfBrandyButter - I have read the thread and I know you didn't directly threaten your ds with being put in a Home - but you did tell him that if he told lies, that could happen - and I don't think he is old enough to be able to tell the difference. He won't have understood the nuances - he will simply have heard that he might be taken away from his mummy. Other mumsnetters have posted about their parents saying similar things, and the huge damage that it caused them.

Fwiw, I think the initial responses to your teacher whinge thread were pretty reasonable - pointing out why the teacher has a responsibility to check up on stories like this when they hear them, and trying to explain why it is better for the teacher to ask a question that a mother might (as you did) find offensive, rather than ignoring a potential Child Protection red flag. The responses did get more heated when you seemed to take no notice of what was being said.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 18:51:05

This is the thread that I think has upset InNeed.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 18:57:32

How are you able to decide what my ds, who you don't know, can or cannot tell the difference over a comment not the full transcript and over a computer screen?

And again in the first few posts I got told to look at it from a grown ups point of view and more, when one of the main points of my post was being treated different due to age. Anyway am fed up of explaining and justifying myself to computer ganstas, detectives and social workers.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:00:28

I think most posters, SDTG included, are quite capable of working out that saying 'you will be put in a home if you do/say that' is going to be upsetting for a child, even without the 'full transcript'.

From the way you're reacting, I'd say you'd be well off to take a break. It's obviously not working for you.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:00:45

If he's in Year 1, then I would imagine posters are using their experience of their own children at that age and gaging if their own kids would have understand the nuance you are trying to get across.

I have three sons and none of mine would have got it, FWIW.

Sometimes you need to stop and wonder if you're actually in the wrong, rather than attacking and accusing those that are trying to help you figure it out.

Parenting is hard - none of us have the answers, but equally if you don't listen, you won't learn.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:01:27

xpost, Sue. Sorry to basically repeat what you said.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:01:51

Yup, that's the thread that caused the kerfuffle.
<wonders how long the flounce thread is going to be>

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:02:22

I did not say you will be put in a home if you do/say that

Am very confused why all these posters keep posting on my goodbye thread instead of the other thread where it's meant to be. Maybe you need to read the guidelines on carrying threads over.

CatchingMockingbirds Tue 18-Dec-12 19:02:55

Thanks STD, I've just had a look. brandy if it makes you feel better, once I was called in to DS's school when he was in Y1 as he'd stamped on a boys hand and they were concerned about his lack of compassion (this was before his ASD dx).

In the HT's office with HT and SENCO I said to DS 'now remember, we don't hit' to which he dramatically replied with 'but mummy you hit me last night!!' shock

I've never smacked him, I've no idea why he said it and corrected him that we don't hit and I definitely haven't smacked him, but he just carried on arguing with me that I had hit him - all infront of the HT and SENCO. I just wanted a giant hole to swallow me up blush. The teachers have probably heard a lot worse fibs that your DS's.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:03:13

How lovely of you all to follow me. Did you know personal attacks and following around the board is not in the guidelines and rules?

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:03:19

S'alright. grin
Worth repeating praps.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:04:25

Follow you? I've posted on MN about four times this week, none of 'em on your threads. I have no clue who you are.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:04:26

Thank you catching it does. Glad to know it's not just my ds who makes up stories to the teacher. Very very mortifying.

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 19:05:10

Jeez but some people are hard work hmm

Merry Christmas, goodbye or au revoir, whichever applies.

CatchingMockingbirds Tue 18-Dec-12 19:05:50

I still cringe thinking about it.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:06:18

Oh this is too silly. I cba.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:06:51

I'm just intrigued, I love long theatrical farewells with added melodrama.
So far this is the third longest flounce thread this year, but I wonder if it will be a chart-topper by tomorrow.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:07:10

My DS2 once told his teacher that he had a pet rat who was killed by DS1s pet cat. We didn't have a cat or a rat.


InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:07:28

I bet you do Mock. I wonder why dc do it?

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:08:50

It's just imagination, perfectly normal.

I said I cab, so I must stop posting grin

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:09:15

On the other thread, you said:

"... I just explained what he did could of got me into trouble and he'd end up in a home like Tracy beaker if he kept telling porkies like that..."

How is that not a scary thing to say to a child?

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:11:38

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SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:11:56

And as another poster has said, I am drawing on my own experience of my own three boys and other 5 year olds I have known, to say that a child of that age would find it difficult to make the distinction.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:13:39

Yes projecting what you think and assume you know when actually you don't know me or my ds and I'm not asking for your judgement.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:14:02

InNeed - so, your 'summed up' conversation included a reference to your child ending up in a home like Tracy Beaker if he carried on telling lies - to be honest, I am finding it hard to envisage a conversation including that concept that would not sound scary, especially to a child.

CatchingMockingbirds Tue 18-Dec-12 19:14:05

I think sometimes it's to impress their friends and teacher, other times it's to get out of trouble. My sister once told her teachers in school that our mother was getting married that day, she went into detail about it all too and all the teachers were confused as to why both me and my sister were kept in school and missed the big fancy wedding. My mum didn't find out until parents night when the teacher congratulated her grin dsis said she made it up as she had nothing exciting to write in her news jotter.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:15:43

Do you want to explain how the non-scary conversation went then?
Or just be aggressive to posters being polite and reasonable to you?

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:16:12

SDTG I think you need to change your hoverererer grin

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:16:31

'Now do fuck off with your sanctimonious self'

How rude.
Are you not the one who is supposed to be leaving, Brandy?

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:16:38

"...Now do fuck off with your sanctimonious self,..." Nice. hmm

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:17:14

Proper lols at hoverererer.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:17:47

Tracey Beaker's care home seems like a lot of fun on the telly.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:18:32


MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:18:58

Take no notice, SDTG <<protects with TwatCape™>>

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:19:18

Why are you a social worker? Are you trained to see what constitutes abusive and scaring ds? Do you know me and my ds personally to have a better judgement on what his reactions to whatever could be like?

mock how funny, thinking about it I remember at school having a argument with a girl who's holiday was hotter, 3000 degrees grin

SarahStratton Tue 18-Dec-12 19:20:35

Sorry, I've read the whole thread, I've not posted on it, but I do think that maybe it would be a good idea if you stepped back and thought calmly about what has been said. You've had some excellent advice, a lot of kindness shown to you, and a fair few posters have patiently tried to explain why they disagree with you.

I don't see anything said on that thread that would be cause to flounce though. It seems rather an overreaction to me.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:25:05

InNeed - on a recent thread, a number of mumsnetters posted about their mums saying similar things to them, when they were little, how scary they found it, and how it affected them for years and years. I honestly don't think you want to affect your child like that - hence my comments.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Tue 18-Dec-12 19:30:34

Inneed I've always found you quite funny on threads, and generally light hearted. I think you're having a bad day on MN, it happens,I would give it a rest for a bit too.

I know you don't want to talk about that thread on here, but it's a bit difficult when we've had to read it to see why you flounced, and I do see why, but honestly think you're taking this all too heart too much. Have to agree with the 'going to a home' comment not being good though<<<<<<<<< runs and hides>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:31:50

I have not affected my ds and I'm not justifying or explaining my parenting to you or anybody else who wants to play wannabe social worker/therapist.

MulledPinot Tue 18-Dec-12 19:31:51

The shrill-o-meter is going to explode, you know.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:34:34

I don't feel light hearted about that thread, not sure why everyone feels they can pile on (not counting you alien you haven't been rude to me by stating your opinion) and say I'm abusive and all the snide remarks like "I wonder why" blabla. I really do need a break I have over reacted and took it all to heart. Cannot believe I have let random internet strangers upset me so much.

amillionyears Tue 18-Dec-12 19:35:51

Children seem to lie most around the age of 4 or 5.
So teachers should be quite used to that happening.

It is end of term for parents, children and teachers, so everyone can feel quite fraught at this time of year.

op, I imagine the teacher will have forgotten the incident by the begining of next term. And hopefully she will talk to you nicely in the New Year.

amillionyears Tue 18-Dec-12 19:38:00

fwiw, I dont think your ds will be remotely scarred. Doubt he will remember much at all at his age. I certainly dont.

SarahStratton Tue 18-Dec-12 19:38:41

Nobody is playing wannabe anything. You are overreacting again. This is a chat forum, when you post you invite comments and opinions, whether you like it or nit some of them are going to be disagreeing with you. If you can't cope with that, a chat forum is not the place for you.

And FWIW, my parents said something similar to me, and it affected me hugely and still does. Posters pulling you up on that did so quite rightly imo.

BeataNoxPotter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:38:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:40:55

It was not people disagreeing with me that is my problem...

And your own personal experience of being threatened was not the same conversation I had with my ds.

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 19:41:24

Fuck off with your well-meaning advice, BeataNox (just saving OP some typing there) smile

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:41:32

I'd be more sympathetic at you being upset at what 'randoms' have said to you, if you hadn't just told someone to fuck off and called them a sanctimonious cow. I imagine that could be upsetting too.

And lots of people disagreeing with you is not 'piling on', it could just be that, I dunno, lots of people disagree with you.

JustFabulous Tue 18-Dec-12 19:42:55

Children don't need lots of words and long speeches to believe something.

What you said about ending up in a home was enough in itself for your child to now worry.

It would be a terrible world if people didn't speak up when someone says or does something that is harmful to a child.

amillionyears Tue 18-Dec-12 19:44:27

The op is feeling fraught.
Best if posters lay off her.

TheFallenMadonna Tue 18-Dec-12 19:44:58

I think you need to hide this thread too now!!

Look, the only reasons to engage in a long thread (or two..) where the majority of posters disagree with you is a) because you find listening to an alternative viewpoint useful, or b) you like a bit of a bunfight.

As neither of those seems to be the case, disengage.

judefawley Tue 18-Dec-12 19:45:05

I read your other thread and sorry, but I was shock at the Tracy Beaker comment.

I think a break is a good thing, and I say that as a fan of MN.

amillionyears Tue 18-Dec-12 19:45:08

Yes I know, I am going to get flamed.

BeataNoxPotter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:45:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 19:46:20

I haven't read anything let alone the thread

but does it really matter?

does it?

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:47:42

RTFT Hully. Or off you fuck.

CotherMuckingFunt Tue 18-Dec-12 19:48:40

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

Pagwatch Tue 18-Dec-12 19:49:11

Does it?

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 19:49:52

No I don't want to.

I think my new policy will basically be not to. My words of pithy wisdom will fit most circs I'm sure.

Let's try:

Bend like the bamboo.

Very few that wopn't fit.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 19:50:23

I'm only really here cos lots of people I like are.

Pagwatch Tue 18-Dec-12 19:50:44

I haven't read the thread but sometimes a breaks good.
I think mn reflects my own mood back at me.
It has been filled with miserable snarky fuckers of late.


SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:52:00

It's a good time-saving plan.

I may adopt a catch-all myself. I will go with 'ah well, it'll all be the same a hundred years from now. And you'll be dead'. That'll go down well in AIBU, I betcha.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:52:42

Bend like the bamboo?
You know that stuff is invasive and spreads like wildfire and is impossible to eradicate? You can cut it down and it returns with added vavoom.

This is now the third longest flounce in the last two years. Huzzah!

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 19:52:52

If you over-use your pithy phrase, you might be accused of taking the pith, Hully.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 19:52:58

My dad used to say two things:

You're a long time dead


There are no pockets in a shroud.

Pretty much cover all situations

judefawley Tue 18-Dec-12 19:53:05

Flouncer's corner should have a one post limit.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:54:29

Most people seem to flounce in less than 20.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 19:54:35

'used to say', Hully? What made him stop?

Ahhhh Angry Flounce/Non Flounce - tis like the the Coca Cola truck.

Holidays are coming....

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:56:09

You could make your own shroud, with pockets.
My DS plans to be buried in his favourite coat, and to be entombed like a Pharaoh with as many of his possessions as possible.

Pagwatch Tue 18-Dec-12 19:56:49

My dad used to say 'if you fall and hurt yourself I'll kill you' and 'that's the way the drums...' and 'Jesus fucking Christ'

That covers most things

My Dad said 'Gordon Bennett!!' a lot. That covers quite a lot of situations.

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 19:58:23

''used to say', Hully? What made him stop?'

That's a bit tactless. shock
I assumed....

BeataNoxPotter Tue 18-Dec-12 19:58:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 19:59:39

Yes, he's dead, you moron Alcohol and fags carried him orf.

Mine tends to be

Shit happens

Seems to fit most situations grin

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:00:30

Oh bloody hell, I didn't think of that.
Sorry hully. <shamed>. Sorry for the non tact.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:01:25

The tv is on in the background - it is all kicking off in Eastenders, apparently. And only going to get worse, if the trailer is to be believed.

Can anyone explain what is with Kat and whatsisface, and why it is all going up in flames, and who the older bloke with the black eye is - and basically, what has happened over the last 15 years, which I appear to have missed? Please and thanks!

My Dad is very much still with us but has stopped saying 'Gordon Bennett!!' smile

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:02:21

Sall right, made me larf.

His funeral was marvellous, some poor bastard effusing about his life up till he was 30 and then glossing over the rather depressing rest of it...

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:02:23

Harold Bishop was blown off a cliff SDTG. Naught but his glasses remained. Then he came back, but Madge had married Lou.

Chubfuddler Tue 18-Dec-12 20:02:40

Oh dear. I've never understood the point of posting a flouncing thread and making it clear that it is due to one specific thread that has upset. It just draws that thread to the attention of a load more people.

Have a break op. come back in a few days name change and it will all be forgotten.

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:02:46

Did you think he'd just had an epiphany and decided it no longer applied, Sue? Whoops.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:02:52

I liked Harold and madge

I liked Plain Jane Super-Brain.

Pagwatch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:04:05

One day my DD will post on MN 'my mum used to say how can I miss you if you won't go away' and 'fuck off you massive twat'

I will be so proud.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:04:17

Thanks Sue - that helps not at all a lot. thanks

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:05:49

AIBU to ask for a brief, yet informative, summary of the past 15 years in Walford?

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:05:55

Oh yes, plain jane.

And Kylie and Jason's marriage. And her as a mechanic

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:06:18

STGD - Misery

That about sums it up

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:06:37

She was lovely, Sparkling. Did you know that the actress had all sort of offers like all the others of that era who are megastars now, Guy Pierce, Kylie etc etc, but she jacked in her career to care for her mum because she'd developed Alzeimers? She does loads of charity work to raise awareness now.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:06:48


HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:07:41

Boffy - how the FUCK do you know this stuff?

I imagine you all wizened over the google typing in "Whatever happened to..." etc

No I didn't know that BOF. sad

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:08:49

I am a mine of the most surprising facts, Hully. I would be positively dangerous if I had a job.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:09:25

You are a one woman Trivial Pursuits

EchoBitch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:10:02

And Lucy Robinson fell down a big hole.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:10:31

Blimes, Boffles. You'd be superbrain <see, I didn't say Plain. I have Found the Tact> if you applied that memory to something boffiny.
not sure of the academic market for 80s sleb gossip tho

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:11:31

A career on gameshows, like Pointless, praps?

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:12:28

My god, I saw that earlier, waiting for Made in Chelsea wot I missed last night.

What the fucking fuck is that about?

TheNebulousBoojum Tue 18-Dec-12 20:13:28

Pub Quiz Mistress.
You could work from home and be the 'phone a friend' for those lucrative gameshows, and demand a cut.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:13:33

I don't understand it. But I'd watch it, just for Alexander Armstrong.
H to the Ubba. I deffo would.

EchoBitch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:13:39

The Chase....fabuolooosy.

Bradders is lush.

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:15:22

I think I should apply myself. Perhaps one day I could be an egghead or something <drifts into egomaniacal reverie>

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:15:26

Pointless is about knowing obscure stuff - more obscure than the 100 people asked before the show. And the prize is actual cash money - one couple won £20,000 recently. envy

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Tue 18-Dec-12 20:16:20

I did a flounce thread once. I lasted 2 days.

There is a danger of getting too sucked in to MN.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 20:17:17

Ok, I've just skimmed this thread and the other one, and I think I will disappear for another week.

Mumsnet has gorn mad in my absence.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:17:47

Boff could be an Egghead. Xenia could be a Dragon. LeQ could be the House Doctor woman. Gerrof could be Kim and Aggie. Herself could be Trinny'n'Tranny.
We could re-do daytime telly, the Mners.

EchoBitch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:17:55

Which Egghead would you be Bof?

Daffers or Judith? wink

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Tue 18-Dec-12 20:17:57

Oh. Looks like the thread's moved on. Does anyone else think that Richard off Pointless would be downright dirty in the sack?

ArtexTheHallWithBoughsOfMonkey Tue 18-Dec-12 20:18:40

Oh man. I have nothing to say wrt this flounce thread, but I didn't know that about Plain Jane.

HaveYourselfAMardyLittleXmas Tue 18-Dec-12 20:19:12

Come back Maryz. We could have a bemused thread à deux.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:20:04

<muses>. I would like to be Margaret from Apprentice or the person who chooses the soundtrack to Homes under the Hammer.

BOF you could go on Cash Cab. grin I love Cash Cab.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:21:14

"Ok, I've just skimmed this thread and the other one, and I think I will disappear for another week.

^Mumsnet has gorn mad in my absence.^"

If this is what has happened in one week, imagine how bad it will get if you go away for longer, MaryZ! shock

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:22:07

wtf is cash cab?

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:22:12

I would have to be all twinkly, like Daphne. And probably properly vicious backstage.

AfterEightMintyy Tue 18-Dec-12 20:23:53

Mary: you speak the truth my little Irish love.

I have felt it and said it far too many times in my HUGE amount of years on Mumsnet but atm it really IS nuts. Absolutely nuts and inhabited by knobs.

I sincerely feel the need for a small and exclusive breakaway group. You, me and about 100 invited-by-stealth others. C'mon, whaddya say? Its the perfect time of year for it.


EchoBitch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:23:55

DC reckon Daffers is a Vampire.

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:23:55

What's the theme for this thread then, Sue?

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 20:24:18

<waves to Mardy>

<waves to everyone else>

wtf are you all going on about? Isn't pointless the one where no-one ever wins anything?

I want to be on a league of their own, preferably on a team with Freddie and John Bishop.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:25:29

Should I Stay Or Should I go - the Clash.

Please refrain from answering the obvious grin. Norty.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:25:55

So it's mulled wine, mince pies and moldies then mintyy?

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 20:26:03

<waves to Mintyy too>

I have an idea, I will set up a site and invite some of you.

I will call it v.oldies.

Only Scorpios in their 50th year may apply initially. Then I will carefully widen the net.

Whadya think?

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:26:42


I'm in

It's a goer

Cash Cab is bloody great. The American version is the best IMO. You get in the cab as a normal customer,then you answer questions on your journey and win money. You have 3 lives and if you use them all up you get turfed out of the cab. You can ask people on the street or use your phone if you don't know the answer. grin.

EchoBitch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:27:04

Does anyone ever really watch Homes under the hammer?

I thought it was like background music only on the telly.

AfterEightMintyy Tue 18-Dec-12 20:27:26

You are the only Scorpio in their 50th year you silly billy.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:28:03

Good theme, Sue. The first thing that popped into my head, when BOF asked that was, "You are my theme for a dream, yes you are, a rare and lovely thing, you're my theme for a dream..." Not quite so applicable. grin

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:28:28

I watch it if I'm off work. Half to marvel at that Uriah Heap man, the smarmy one who is a bad triangle. And half to lol at the soundtrack.

If you don't invite me, Marysaid, I will be properly cross.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:29:34

Hold on, get turfed out of the cab? That you got into to be taken somewhere? And not be subjected to silly questions?
<hoiks bosom>

AfterEightMintyy Tue 18-Dec-12 20:29:47

Am veto-ing Hully on account of extreme youth and naievitee naieviety naievity nativity.

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:29:55

Oh good

I will be TRES exclusif and agree with myself all the time

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Tue 18-Dec-12 20:31:13

Naivety - I think...

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 20:31:20

I might start a fred, haven't for a while <muses>

EchoBitch Tue 18-Dec-12 20:31:33

Very 'umble SuePurb,
Sorry,i have never ever seen it,just heard of it.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:31:33

Arf at Nativity. I agree. She is very ingenous ingenouous ingenious endogenous
Silly. She is very silly.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 20:33:18

Ok, you can all announce here who you want to blackball.

I will invite anyone I like who isn't blackballed. If you aren't invited, you will know it wasn't me who didn't want to invite you, I would like you all because I'm nice, but unfortunately someone else (and I can't tell you who) has blackballed you.

Anyone who is invited will get a pm before 3 pm Christmas Day. If you haven't got one by then, you aren't in. Soz


Acksherly, this is scarily like last time

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Dec-12 20:35:24

MARYZ I was looking for you the other day.
DS1 only got a fecking job!!

And you were not here sad

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:36:36


Made in Chelsea Come dine with me on E4 in 20 mins.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Tue 18-Dec-12 20:38:04

congratulations, Master DeVere grin

BOFingSanta Tue 18-Dec-12 20:39:48

Little Marcus was on CDWM today, Sue.

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 20:42:08

A job shock?

A real job, with pay?

Wow, just wow. Good for him. Where's your thread so I can comment properly?

<whispers: ds1 is also working but don't tell anyone, it might tempt fate>

Hully, I started a thread today. I had to bump it myself, twice, and then got two pity replies. Now it has sunk without a trace sad.

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Tue 18-Dec-12 20:43:34

Was he? Bless his braces. Running low on slebs obvs.

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Dec-12 20:45:46

I dont know where it is. It was short but glorious. Its somewhere in AIBU. Its the only place I post <attention seeking>

Its seasonal but he loves it. Well he would, its in a big record shop (or whatever the young people call them these days)

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Dec-12 20:47:07

Ta AnyFucker

About bleedin time too. Although I have gritted my teeth and said 'well done' and not 'so you should you lazy fecker' <good mother award>

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Tue 18-Dec-12 20:47:55

Bless you for your restraint, MrsDV grin

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 20:50:09

Good for him. Any work is good, because it leads (hopefully) to more work.

AfterEightMintyy Tue 18-Dec-12 20:50:50

Oh don't worry about it Mary, I have started a thread for Vintage Mumsnetters so you don't have to.

Please come and add yourself and bring your mates.

usualsuspect3 Tue 18-Dec-12 20:51:18

Fucking hell this flounce thread is nearly as long as mine.

I'm not having that.


BeataNoxPotter Tue 18-Dec-12 20:55:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspect3 Tue 18-Dec-12 20:56:44

I was hoping I had killed the thread at 218 posts. [Fenvy] <- Peevish elf

usualsuspect3 Tue 18-Dec-12 20:57:10

or envy

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 21:08:55

Just to be serious for a minute, InNeedOfBrandyButter (or alternatively OI, OP COME AND READ THIS):

I think everyone on this thread has at some stage been on a thread which has reduced them either to tears or to abso-fucking-lute fury, so much so they have want to flounce/sob uncontrollably/smash the screen. I know I have.

The secret is to HIDE the thread.

Seriously, thread hiding is the business. Discovering it has improved my mumsnet experience out of all proportion. If I'm cross, or misunderstood (or being a bit silly), I hide the thread and poof, it's gorn, invisible, disappeared.

I can carry on happily everywhere else on the board.

Hide the thread. Don't be all silly and flounce - and certainly don't deregister.

You will have to crawl back, embarrassingly as InNeedOfBrandyButter3 or something silly like that.

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Tue 18-Dec-12 21:23:02


HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 21:23:20

it's no good, Sue. I ad a bath and then dh and the spawn started watching something with sharks in it

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 21:23:52

There's a connection isn't there^^?

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 21:24:05

I'm taping it for dd. I will be vair popular [hopeful]

HullyEastergully Tue 18-Dec-12 21:27:59

dd just told me it's a repeat

the relief

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 21:28:35


No brownie points for me.

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Dec-12 21:30:18

The secret is actually to leave a really rude/snotty/childish post on the thread and then hide it.

Much more satisfying

BeataNoxPotter Tue 18-Dec-12 21:37:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Dec-12 21:39:13

Only when pushed to my very limits Beata
My very limits....

MaryChristmaZEverybody Tue 18-Dec-12 21:39:28

Oh yes.

"I'm hiding this thread because you are a shower of wankers who don't know your arses from your elbows".

But then you have to make sure you actualy hide the sodding thing, or else the shit hits the fan grin [bitter]

MrsDeVere Tue 18-Dec-12 21:41:53

Oh YEAH. Hide it and hope it doesn't pop up on the 'most active' sidebar.

Cos then the temptation to peek may be just toooo much


Well I've come back late to this thread, and if I've got the gist, Harold Bishop flounced, leaving only his glasses behind, but then came back as HaroldBishop2.

Is that it or do I have to RTFT?

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Wed 19-Dec-12 00:47:06

That's pretty much it, Keema. grin

PickledInAPearTree Wed 19-Dec-12 09:03:28

Bloody hell. From flouncing to Harold n Madge.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Wed 19-Dec-12 10:27:48

Yeah pickled!! Might be the longest flounce thread in history, but it's all full of random shit! The most surprising shit being....

1) Hully watches 'made in fucking Chelsea'??!!
2) Bof knows everything in the world ever about 80's soap/ex soap actors.

Anyway, how's the flounce going ineed???!!

MulledPinot Wed 19-Dec-12 11:24:38

Cliquey fuckers.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Wed 19-Dec-12 11:34:02

I do think that the OP departed some time ago, though.

<< pins on badge that says 'fuck off sanctimonious cow' >>

<< makes another badge saying 'cliquey fucker' >>

<< wears both with pride >>

MulledPinot Wed 19-Dec-12 11:41:23

And the "bullying bitches" badge. Don't forget that <helpful>

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Wed 19-Dec-12 11:44:49

How did I manage to forget that one? Tsk.

<< pins on badge >>

<< falls over from weight of badges >>

HaroldBishop2 Wed 19-Dec-12 12:06:37

Madge? Is that you?

I've put my glasses down somewhere and can't see a bloody thing.

FellatioNelson Wed 19-Dec-12 12:08:32

Tut. hmm I came on here to see what was taking Brandy so bloody long to fuck flounce off and I see she's not even here any more - it's just you lot.

Two questions:

1) Which TV character can I be?

2) I want to make some mince pies but I don't have any normal pastry and I can't be arsed to make any. I have some frozen samosa pastry though. Do you think deep-fried mincemeat samosas dusted with icing sugar will be nice with brandy butter and cream?

Thank you.

FellatioNelson Wed 19-Dec-12 12:09:48

Oh, and my Grandma always used to say 'Don't cry, eat your cake.' in response to any sort of trauma, even if there was no cake. confused

And my grandpa always used to say that slotted spoons were for small portions of soup. <helpful>

Mmmmmm fellatio, mince meat fried in pastry is Napolitan Cannolli! Heavenly!
Add a dusting of sugar and brandy butter..... Go for it!

FellatioNelson Wed 19-Dec-12 12:16:32

Is it a proper recipe? Oh good! How exciting! We might have that on Christmas day then, in the absence of the Christmas pudding that I forgot to make.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Wed 19-Dec-12 12:18:52

Oh, and my Grandma always used to say 'Don't cry, eat your cake.' in response to any sort of trauma, even if there was no cake.

No cake?? Now that is a trauma.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Wed 19-Dec-12 12:22:02

Deep fried samosa mince pies sound gorgeous!

And I second the 'don't cry eat cake' as an all round solution to anything, must actually be cake though.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Wed 19-Dec-12 12:34:11

Fellatio mincemeat fried in pastry?? An interesting recipipipe. hmmgrin

Normaly you just fry pastry shells and fill with ricotta/whipped cream and candied peel.

But mince meat samosas + mascarpone & brandy butter are just perfect.

Now if you want something trully decadent try this:
A bounty bar, wrapped in springroll pastry and deep fried.

SDTGisAChristmassyWolefGenius Wed 19-Dec-12 12:37:42

shock WOW!!

What too rich you think? I didn't even say add a dollop of brandy butter while hot!

Thumbwitch Wed 19-Dec-12 13:00:52

Should have knitted the badges, SDTG - then they wouldn't be so heavy wink

<<late to the party, ignoring the premise of the thread entirely and just joining in the banter>>

MulledPinot Wed 19-Dec-12 13:29:58

I prefer the idea of Fell's samosastyleeee christmas pud than the real thing, tbh.

Is it a bit naughty to be chatting on a flounce thread? What is the etiquette? It's like having a right laugh at a wake, innit.

Thumbwitch Wed 19-Dec-12 13:35:01

"It's like having a right laugh at a wake, innit."

It is! But tis human nature, innit. Or we'd all be terminally depressed all the time. (Apologies to anyone who actually is).

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Wed 19-Dec-12 20:11:46

The most confusing bit about Harold was that the wave was strong enough to wash him - a portly Australian man - out to see with no trace, but left his wire framed glasses behind unharmed.
Truly mystical.

Thumbwitch Thu 20-Dec-12 00:41:08

S'all that fat and hot air, Sue - he floated. The glasses didn't. wink

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