(393 Posts)
Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:39:46

Madame - he deffo wants a Love Tap, and steroids.

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:40:23

James stole Carly's song, but he didn't mean to

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:40:41

oh come on, hurry up everyone.

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Thu 28-Mar-13 22:41:25

Which one Hulls? Come on. Remember.

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 22:41:43

Am still mulling over JT and CS. Were there claws? Or resigned acceptance?

<not an MN vignette>

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:41:52

I'll give it thought and phone my mate wot knows

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Thu 28-Mar-13 22:42:12

And I still want to know about Weasels weird neighbours.
And what song James Taylor stole from Carly.
Though i'm on my Dylan cd now.

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Thu 28-Mar-13 22:42:15

How can you accidentally steal a song confused

oh baby its a wild world?

Maryz Thu 28-Mar-13 22:43:34

Jeez, I go and talk to my children, and you all have a massive barney without me.

ffs, am I one of the gang or not [humphf]

Ah, piss. MN have sorted the glitch with the 1001 posts, haven't they?

Can someone let me out of the well now, please?

lets try for no deletions this time, eh? I promise to be good.

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:45:20

no more pills Madame

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:46:18

no barneys here Mary, just James and love

I'm always good.

Maryz Thu 28-Mar-13 22:46:37

And Madame, to answer your question on the last thread, I think he is looking for someone to accompany him on country walks and pub lunches. HTH

spoilsport. but did I get the song right?

TuftyFinch Thu 28-Mar-13 22:47:47

I sang that song today, you know the upbeat groovy one but it's really gruesome.

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 22:47:48

What I remember from the last thread. Tufty doesn't like her neighbours and Weasel wanted Carly on the bed. I think. Apols to both if wrong.

TuftyFinch Thu 28-Mar-13 22:48:41

That's correct. we're having Fence War part 3

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:49:29

I thought weasels neighbour humped his boot?

Sorry I'm late, I put Hully to bed as the dribbling got vexing.

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 22:49:47

Tufty, have you considered spikes? Or poetry?

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:50:18

ate fence wars like Dallas oil wars?

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 22:51:07

They'd need big hats.

TuftyFinch Thu 28-Mar-13 22:51:13

Spikes won't work.
nor will poetry.
they know not what it is.
They knocked my front wall down with their car.

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:51:44

yes recite the ancient mariner at full blast, or Spensers faerie queen that'll do it

Yes he leans in the boot and sort of vigorously humps it.

His wife takes foot photos.

Carly's not on the stereo. I'll but her on tomorrow when I have to bake the Cake Of Shame.

TuftyFinch Thu 28-Mar-13 22:52:11

Worse Hilly much worse. There's tutti Nguyen and swearing.

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 22:52:25

shock You need Rumpole.

yes but how does his manhood gain purchase? I ask again.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 22:54:03


LadyBeaEGGleEyes Thu 28-Mar-13 22:54:36

What do you mean she takes foot photos?
Why are my neighbours so dull apart from the bloke I buy my grass from.

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:54:36

it is indeed a vexatious question

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 22:55:21

we have a quichegrin sad wine

Maryz Thu 28-Mar-13 22:55:41

Am I very drunk or does this thread make no sense at all?

TuftyFinch Thu 28-Mar-13 22:56:46

I got really told off for saying proxy once. Then a big lecture about ladies with the pox. It was very odd.
maybe your neighbour is one of those that sell their feet on ebay. or is it slippers?

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Thu 28-Mar-13 22:56:50

It's lost me Maryz.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 22:56:58

I am going to mong in the am <technical term> and watch homes under the hammer for as long as nutter 3yo will allow. Then he will wish me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY or HAPPY MOTHERS DAY and we will be happy

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:57:02

very drunk Mary

TuftyFinch Thu 28-Mar-13 22:57:18

Poxy not proxy!

I can't see. He does it in the day so I think it's meant to be non sexual - but he's not loading anything into the boot.

Foot lady.
First we though ebaying shoes. But then we noticed her doing it barefooted too.
Walks out house, on to drive. Faffs around photoing feet goes back in.

Hullygully Thu 28-Mar-13 22:57:58

have you had pills too funnys?

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 22:58:14

Mary tis bolloeux and far and away from the serious discussion we were supposed to be having

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 22:58:28

I like the idea of poetry and big feet. But then I live in forrin and take my pleasures where they may be found.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 22:59:08

I have had a sinutab at 9.30am, an incident with some wallpaper and am BUZZING

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 23:00:13

9.30 am? That's a buzzing metabolism. Mind the wallpaper. Esp the patterns.

In regards to the wall abuse via automobile, can you not construct something with steel and concrete?

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 23:00:43

oh and pink drinks and red drinks and white drinks and a shitting busy month and then NO emails after 6pm. How does that happen?

Maryz Thu 28-Mar-13 23:00:44

Ok, I suspect it may become clearer if I finish the bottle.

Or if it doesn't, I won't care.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 28-Mar-13 23:02:30

I will be like death by the am and then another sinutab and it all starts again

Fiderer Thu 28-Mar-13 23:04:08

Did we find out about the song?

magimedi Thu 28-Mar-13 23:04:25

I have finish-ed the bottle. I can't make sense of this fred. So I am off to bed.

(I'm a poet......................)

A demain!

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Thu 28-Mar-13 23:06:19

Me too

This. Fred. Does. Not. Make. Sense.

Its luffly!

IamtheZombie Thu 28-Mar-13 23:08:39

A bit of James for all of us.


LadyBeaEGGleEyes Thu 28-Mar-13 23:16:46

Perfect track to choose Zombie.

Maryz Thu 28-Mar-13 23:21:39

Of course it does Madame. You're just pissed hmm


<<crushes mary into maudlin hug>> I luf you...

Maryz Thu 28-Mar-13 23:39:49


JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 29-Mar-13 08:18:36

Good morning lovely Mumsnetters. What a fine day it is today! (well it is in North London anyways, hope it is with you...)

Had a look at the previous thread/pm that caused a lot of reports and all-round rumpus last night and thought it worth us outlining where we stand on this kind of dispute.

Broadly speaking it's not really on to tell somewhere where they can and can't post on MN, whatever your personal feelings towards the poster. That said, if you feel someone is pursuing you merely in order to goad or inflame (ie trolling) then do drop us a line - we will take investigate it and certainly take action if necessary. Otherwise it's best respect everyone's right to post freely however much they might personally get on your wick.

Cheers all and happy easter!

Pan Fri 29-Mar-13 08:42:08

and it's positively Alpine up here in the Peaks.
Ta for the reminder, HQ.

Thanks justine

I was running out of baskets.

<<pulls LRD out the well>>

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 09:32:01


I am here but will be orf soon. I have just found you though and stand no chance of finding you later post cocktail hour unless you are on 'threads I am on'. So..laterz

BIWI Fri 29-Mar-13 09:36:49

Morning all.

<Gets in line as per MNHQ instruction>

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 09:50:28

ok pan, you have the thread and enjoy yourself

I'll go elsewhere, no worries

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspect Fri 29-Mar-13 09:56:49

If ever there was a case for a hide poster option...

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 10:03:50

Hey Hully
Come back. I will never find you if you disappear....

<<stares across the horizon>>

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Mar-13 10:04:01

Hide poster is bliss.

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 10:07:47

I want to post something pithy about the right to post anywhere coming with a responsibility not to be a twat but I can't just now. I'll work on it over lunch.

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 10:08:58

That'll do nicely, Pag.

usualsuspect Fri 29-Mar-13 10:09:43

I think you just did, Pag.

Pan Fri 29-Mar-13 10:10:50

Hully, I don't wish to 'have' any thread. We have 'agreed' to be civil and avoidant? IF that's the best we can do, then fine. fwiw i'll hide this one to avoid anymore internet table tennis. it's tedious, and annoying for others.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 10:12:12

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

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 10:13:19

Yes Pan, it is 'annoying and tediuos' so... maybe stop?

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 10:28:07

So what song did James Taylor steal from Carly Simon?
It's a stunning day here too in NW Scotland, Justine.
Blue cloudless skies with the hills still covered in snow.
Can't we all just ignore a poster until they go away?

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Fri 29-Mar-13 10:29:55

Oh dear. I hate uncomfortableness.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OhChristHasRisenFENTON Fri 29-Mar-13 10:41:20

That was so incredibly childish.

HotheadPaisan Fri 29-Mar-13 10:52:17

I can't see any of you. I won Mumsnet.

Hully, invite me to a meetup if there is one please, especially weekend daytime. I have so much hidden now I don't see anything anymore.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 10:53:27

Hello len, darling! <pops out of hiding just for len. The HONOUR>

will do

HotheadPaisan Fri 29-Mar-13 10:54:22

Heh heh, still got it.

Let's do it.

BOEUF Fri 29-Mar-13 10:56:11

Smack me on the bottom with a Woman's Weekly.

Gah. What an earworm to have.

HotheadPaisan Fri 29-Mar-13 10:56:58

Lolz. I loved that song.

FrankWippery Fri 29-Mar-13 11:19:47

Summarise for me, please. I appear to have missed a load of stuff. Thanks.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 11:23:50

The original spoofs thread is still there on Site Stuff Frank, it got to a thousand posts, hence this one was started.

FrankWippery Fri 29-Mar-13 11:29:54

Oh lawks have I got to read it? Bloody hell grin

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 11:45:21

The spoof question is still relevant though. Don't think Hully got a definitive answer and then it got sidetracked.

I want to know why Weasel's neighbour keeps photographing her feet outside.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 11:50:45

That's the one post that is still sticking in my mind too, Fiderer.grin
Bugger Pan derailing the thread.


So do I.

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 13:30:47

Me too

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 13:31:46

biscuit looks like bunny fainted

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 13:32:03

hey bunny ears grin

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 13:33:25

grin no need to be rude Funny

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Fri 29-Mar-13 13:35:31


FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 13:38:30

grin Pag. So everyone OK this am? All present and correct? Anyone Ounced?

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Fri 29-Mar-13 13:41:42

I am about to make some biscuits. I still use ounces ...

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 13:42:16

It is very strange, I went out and bought some weedkiller and then went and got some small easter eggs and got home and have completely lost the weedkiller.

where can it have gone?

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 13:42:45


Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 13:43:22

oh look, the bear does work. I saw it on a thread yesterday and wanted to try it.

<terribly small sad and empty life>

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Fri 29-Mar-13 13:45:23

But he never gets festive add ons. Poor bear

usualsuspect Fri 29-Mar-13 13:46:18

I hate that bear [irrational]

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 13:48:38

Perhaps Weasel's neighbour stole Hully's weedkiller to make prettier weed-free foot photos.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 13:50:36

I hate the bear too. I think it's because I'm that rare creature that didn't think the pombear thread was funny.
Mind you, I arrived way after the live event, so maybe it was funny at the time.
Or I have no SOH.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 13:51:57

it really is odd tho. utterly gone without trace. perhaps it poisoned itself. pore ds has just come home with his first hangover and will never drink again. he wants me to tell him off, but I said he must make his own decisions and choices. pore ol him.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 13:52:40

It was quite funny at the time, but most of the threads people think are funny aren't the ones that make me laugh. Quelle surprise.

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 13:59:48

I remember FidBoy1's first hangover. He was so woebegone, his first girlfriend dumped him out of embarrassment at his drunken antics and he was glum for months. A year later he's still trying to win her back.

Bloody bitter lesson, poor lad.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 14:03:02

how do you do the Pbear? [pbear] [pombear] ? I always thought GSOH was short for Gas Central Heating

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 14:04:04


[ bear ] without spaces

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 14:05:42

likeiss? bear

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 14:06:02

hoo rah

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 14:10:15

Can't remember what it means though. Remember the thread but not why a bear emoticon was introduced.

I have been a good mother and fetched put up and filled ver neatlu a billy bookcase with ds' books. now for the lego sea....

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 14:29:31

we have a lego sea which will no doubt stay that way until the end of the holidays. The boys are arguing over a lego animation which DS1 is try to do as we speak. DH is exasperated

we have moved three times in the last year and I still haven't managed to dump misplace any substantial amount. And I know there is a vast amount still in storage. oh god.

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Fri 29-Mar-13 16:47:15

bear Oh my god - he has ears! Hurrah.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 17:00:40

Oh, we have ears [bshock]

Yippee [bgrin]

I didn't find the pombear thread believable funny either.

I love lego [nostalgic]. None of mine really took to it, and used to chuck it into a mixed up box. Which really upset me [controlfreakemoticon]

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 17:01:09

Hully, your weedkiller will turn up in August. By which time your garden will be a jungle.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 17:08:01

Just about to build Playmobil country house thing with DD, I'm quiten exchmm hmm teangry blush confused smile sad shock envy thanks thanks thanks thanks brew hmm grin smile thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks brew brew brew brew brew wine wine wine wine wine confused confused confused confused

winehmm angry ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♥♥♥♥♥♥¤¤♥¤♥♥·♥⊙♥○●□♡■♡□♡●♡♡♡♡♡♡♡□■lol□lol□lol●○⊙
DD wrote the last half of that sentence.
but i've got a key with 'lol' on it. i have never written 'lol' ever, ever. I don't need a key with it on.
lollollol:-[ :-[ lol lol

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Mar-13 17:11:28

< backs quietly away from Tufty >

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:16:44

Zombie, all done. That was a merry hour spent.
Yes an actual key with lol on. What is the world coming to?



Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:24:13

The cake of shame?

Is is wandering home in yesterday's icing, but with no knickers?

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:27:35

An actual key with lol on it? What the jolly fuck!

I can't lol without thinking of Getorf shouting LOLKATZ!

I don't even know what that is but it makes me roar.

<yes. On the cocktails again. Plus they gave me free wine tonight>

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 18:27:59

Wondering too. Do you wear it or is it tied around your neck in the stocks?


Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:28:11

Ooh, Pag.

Are you still sunburnt? And pissed [bgrin]?

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:28:29

Or yesterday's knickers and no icing?

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:28:56

ffs, why is it bu grin, not bgrin?


Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:29:16




Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:29:57

Yy to pissed.
I am endlessly drunk out here. It feels like my spiritual home.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 18:31:11

Maryz, You're getting your bunny emoticons all wrong.
It's [ bugrin ].
As in grin
HTH um, grin.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 18:32:30

Oops, X post Maryz, my dear.

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 18:33:38

Tufty I was so surprised when FidGirl wanted the Playmobil school for Christmas. She's 10 and I thought the last Playmobil year was last year when she got the Pyramid. I wept for joy that she could assemble both herself. Could have kissed an elf.

It's still on the dining table after 3 months mind.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:37:29

I still don't get why <cries a bit>

Pag, I went to the Caribbean back in the good old pre-children days. Free cocktails every night. I was permanently pissed. It was great [nostalgic]

I am attempting to make a Justin Bieber cake <<kills self>>

Isn't bgrin etc for the burns night hats?

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 18:39:49

What in fuck's name is a Justin Bieber cake? Google I dare not.

Why Weasel?


At the moment I have two purple, and two pink sponges cooling. It must then be iced in Pink and Purple and have the Image of the Bieber one upon it.

And to make it more difficult it has to be pink and purple coloured yet chocolate flavoured. <<kills self more>>

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:43:36

Well ^ obviously ^. Burns being so much more globally important than Easter [sarcastic].

<hides from the Scots>

<makes up own emoticons>

How do you make a Justin Bieber cake?

<googles and wow >

Yes, mine is basically going to be like one of those. But shit.

Pagwatch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:45:27

Hahaha at 'the image of bieber' upon it.
It's like the son God never had.

Purple yet chocolate favored is simply unreasonable.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 18:47:56

I dunno. Purple and chocolate is the flavour of that dessert of my youth, black forest gateaux. Which is of course why cherries even now make be go bleurgh.

And yet I have achieved it.

My cake will be a Easter Miracle as it holds the image of Bieber.

A Maderia Shroud of Turn as it were.

<<takes more pills>>


TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:51:49

Fiderer at 5 DD just lost all the important bits so I let her play with the horses while I did the important building job. I hope she still wants Playmobil at 10.
That cake looks like the leaflet the nice ladies brought, inviting me to jesus' birthday party.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:53:37

Mary I do like a nice bit of black forest gateaux.

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 18:54:10

And on the third day, Weasel's Bieber rose...

<changes subject>

I have holiday nostalgia. As I wrote on thread no. I, we are just back from our first holiday in years. All inclusive and yes of course SmileyBarMan started pouring gin and tonic for me as I approached with my cheery 2 o'clock smile.

The relief of not hearing "Mum I'm hungry" for a week was worth its weight in gold.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 18:56:07

I've never had an all inclusive holiday but I think I might like it...can you just drink..all day? and they feed your children?

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 18:58:12

Yes and yes. It was my first. Not the last.

On the Third day Bieber could well rise. It's not being eaten till Sunday. <<worries>>

Still I don't know most of the people eating it so hey ho.

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 19:04:45

Well bless you and your cake and your sinister bonnet, Weasel.

That sounds like an MN Easter version of 7 Brides.

<howard keel emoticon>

7 cocktails for 7 Pagwatchs?

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 19:07:59


7 martinis for Fid

I intend to do a ChocaMochaCaramel Cake on Sunday. And Cookie Dough Crumble and a Turkey.

I'd deffo take the Martinis over the brothers.

LaQueen Fri 29-Mar-13 19:13:10

Po Alert Po Alert [sounds klaxon...]

The Po are massing on that stag-do thread on AIBU...they simply fail to see why grown men would want to spend the occasional weekend getting drunk with their mates...

The Po are lucky enough to be married to proper, adult, sensible men who prefer to spend their weekends T-Cutting the car, enthusiastically walking around garden centre, and fixing guttering...

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 19:13:16

I can't do all in holidays atm. Not with teenagers. They'd all be pissed by lunchtime and I'd be clearing up puke.

I mean, my two are quite nice really, but if it was free, why wouldn't they drink it?

I am going to France without dh. I have instructed them that they are not allowed to do anything dreadful as I will be drinking a bottle of wine every night. I hope they behave. I haven't had a holiday for years and years and I need one.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 19:14:13

LaQ, I tried a nice post.

Now I'm hiding the thread. It's all "I have no friends so why does he?". Though to be fair, it doesn't sound like much of a holiday.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 19:17:45

Oh, wrong thread, I think, sorry.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 19:31:21

I have just killed a po thread stony dead with a bunny ears pa smile. I have been sniggering all the day

magimedi Fri 29-Mar-13 19:36:50

LaQ - I did read that as 'wanking round the garden centre'!

I have to go back to opticians & get vari-focals checked.

LaQueen Fri 29-Mar-13 19:37:39

Never mind Mary - this was a thread about wives insisting they accompany their DHs on a stag-do to Amsterdam.

The Po thought this a perfectly reasonable turn of events...

LaQueen Fri 29-Mar-13 19:38:53

Magi if that twas allowed, I expect DH might be more enthused about a trip to Homebase on a Sunday morning hmm

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 19:41:21

Yes, I found it later.

I was on another "if I can't go out, he can't either, let's sit here and glare at eachother" thread.

I have to say, maybe it's a sign of old age, but most of the time dh and I go out we do so separately, we have a lot of friends in common, but also a lot of individual interests. I like going out on my own. I suspect he does too.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 19:41:44

ohh Pag on Easter Fryday and all sad you can't make jokes about the holy Beiber today

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 19:47:09

right off to find the LaQ klaxon thread. I did consider sounding the K for a Wedding invite and they called me partner and not wife thread, but I had a score to settle <cracks knuckles>

LaQueen Fri 29-Mar-13 19:51:55

Yep Mary...maybe because we've been together for 22 years, but much as I love DH I enjoy spending some time apart from him, and I know he does, too.

I swear on my soul, I think this is healthy and shows we're very secure in each other's affections.

I am related by marriage to A Po and she takes it as a personal insult every time her DH dares nip to the pub for a pint with a mate, and he is made to pay for it for days afterwards...

In a way I envy that she can summon up the energy to get so irrate about it all.

FarleyD Fri 29-Mar-13 20:03:48

Oh hello, bit slow on the uptake me, but I found this thread eventually! I know you've all moved on massively, but I'm still mourning the loss of Roger of the Homebrew - please can someone explain to me, in simple words, exactly what about that thread caused offense? I don't understand <plaintive wail>.

And talking of Homebase, I have vowed to never return there after being ignored on Thursday in favour of a) an elderly lady, and b) a man wearing a bobble hat and red duffle coat - both of whom arrived after me shock

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 20:06:35

LaQ is the PO on your profile page, is she your SIL?

ginslinger Fri 29-Mar-13 20:52:54

I was on the first thread and then got distracted but i'm back now. Don't cheer too loudly caps

Easter - its a bugger of a holiday. Tat's my view

ginslinger Fri 29-Mar-13 20:54:17

My typing's gone to fuck

Right. Looks like all my Bieber cake talk must stop. As having partaken in a thread I am now a nasty misoginist wannabe sad

ginslinger Fri 29-Mar-13 20:58:04

Yes we all are i understand.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 29-Mar-13 20:58:07

I believe either this or the last thread like this is being spoken about a lot.
Bloody hell I'm slow, but have found you now.
I was on the thread you mention, your bunny was funny

Fiderer Fri 29-Mar-13 21:04:56

Weasel, don't give up on the Bieber Miracle. Tis a revelation and there will be rejoicing. Have faith.

Ok. I may post pics too. It is imminent for carving before icing.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 21:12:24

Finally found you! Was far too pissed when I got in last night to look blush

Yes, the whole of the other thread is being ripped to pieces because we are all misoginists.

Basically the posts of LaQ's where she made up the stories about the imaginary POs have all been taken completely out of context and quoted in one massive post and reported as being completely serious and sneering.

It's horrible.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 29-Mar-13 21:18:16

I have come from that other thread to find out what a PO is. I think some of the quotes are funny in a type of "if the cap fits way"

So I take it from your post Randall that the original wasn't in one long post then?

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 21:19:43

Oh Randall it's a total nonsense. I do wonder if some people can see the same site I can.

What I don't get is there are umpteen self proclaimed quiche threads - the IPOAT, the twisluts, various relationship support threads that are long running. No one has a word to say about them (quite rightly). I think any thread that seems to consist of hully and others being flippant is a red rag to a bull.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 21:32:13

more no it's wasn't one single post, it was over several posts where a few of us were making up imaginary back stories to the people you meet who appear to have no sense of humour and sap the fun out of everything.

I think I made up some shit about always getting the same bus into town and things like that. Just shits and giggles. No malice.

That other thread has made me equal parts sad and angry tbh chub.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 21:45:09

Bloody hell, it's all very bandwagonny over there, isn't it?

I presume every person criticising the thread has read every post on it and decided that everyone on it wants to run the country hmm

I'm not sure I can be arsed any more [sigh]

morethan, it was bits and pieces quoted for fun over a thousand post thread. The vast majority of which was good-natured chat. But there are a few posters one the other thread who have a vendetta they pursue at every possible opportunity.

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Mar-13 21:45:27

It just shows how easy it is to take something out of context and twist it into something it never was.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 21:47:58

Where's the other thread? I want to see PO in action.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 21:49:17

So what song did James Taylor steal from Carly Simon?

morethanpotatoprints Fri 29-Mar-13 21:49:25

I do agree that there should be threads for people to have a laugh and not to be taken seriously. I often lurk on these coz they're bloody funny and good.
Please keep them coming and i will contribute if I ever have anything funny to post.
I am in awe of the glitter post. Very funny it made me lol, kids wondered what was up.
Anyway, just off to conservatory to put one together, so may be back in a bit.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 21:50:39

Come and back me up you bastards.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 21:51:16

It's really upset me actually. Being called a misoginist and made to look like I hate all women is pretty fucking nasty.

The whole thread is there to start a them vs us fight, no other reason. It's clearly full of grudges and vendettas but the way they're putting it is really trying to start a massive fight.

It's upset people who think we were poking fun at them personally.

Think it might be best if I log off for the night.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 21:51:21

Exactly Zombie sad

Tufty, it isn't po in action. It's LeQ's haterz jumping on a bandwagon. Very predictable. I've hidden it.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 21:52:22

Anyway more, sod off. This thread is for cliquey bastards and wannabes only. wink

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 21:53:50

I've hidden it Chub, there's no point.

There are people on there I quite like, and a few I don't (and who really don't like me), and they seem to be wanting to start a fight over a thread that the vast majority of them haven't even read, so what's the point?

I don't really get the accusation of misogyny though - I think it's an overused word on this site. I have a hell of a lot less money than someone who drives a Picasso and shops in Morrisons, but I'm able to laugh at myself and not feel put down by anyone. It's all a bit childish.

W hat annoys me is people assuming the thread is about posters. I thought we were moaning about toes that lurk only to report but never post

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 21:54:39

Yes, Honey, but you would have to read the thread to actually know what it was about.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 21:56:26

Yes Maryz, Laqueen is the only poster marked out on that thread.
Surely it's a fred about a fred and should be deleted.
I very rarely agree with anything she says BTW, but she just does it with such panache she makes me smile.

Why read the thread when you can wring your ands and cry "everyone hates me, I'm persecuted". Not a dig at the op either, but another poster who does it on EVERY thread.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:00:15

Yup, it's an opportunity to take a pop at LaQ, mostly, with Hully as a side dish.

For what it's worth, I like Porto, I think she has this one wrong though. But I'm sure no-one cares what I think.

WTF is happening to MN tonight? confused
I'm starting to feel pissed or PO.wine

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:04:02

Anyway, can we get back to the important point of mumsnet.

I have wine. I have lost control of the remote and just finished watching an entire rugby match. With commentary in Irish ffs. And Munster lost.

So I might have to finish the bottle.

I suspect Pag is sleeping like a baby.

Are we staying here, or going to Zombie's bar?

Op ooh decisions, decisions. Which one has a log fire?

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Mar-13 22:07:41

Zombie can do a log fire...

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:09:09

I'm pouring another glass and going up to bed. No doubt some on that other thread would sneer at me as a borderline alcoholic. Yup.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 22:10:43

I care what you think Mary. What do you think again?
I''ve posted my tuppence on that thread and am P.O. about it. Being called a misogynist is offensive. Sisterhood?
Maybe I''ll go back to my Playmobil.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:11:11

Poor whoever-is-on-duty grin

I'm going to get some coffee and chocolate. I'll be back.

...Bugger Pan......

Must I, LadyBeaEGGleEyes?? Please say I don't have to!

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:13:15

Tufty, I won't post on that thread because there are people on it (not necessarily the op) who have an agenda which I would rather not be part of, either way.

I agree it is offensive and unnecessary to use the word misogynistic - rude, maybe, but it minimises the offence of misogyny to use it in this context.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:15:17

No, no SDTG <soothes> that would be well above and beyond the call of duty grin

I left once they bought up immacing babies ..... Just in case.

It's bad enough having to be bugrin to get the grin

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:19:13

what where who when why

have just been out for a really upsetting evening (as you do)

is there even more upset on Mn are the stars so misaligned?

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:20:27

I'm off to Zombie's bar.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:20:52

Hully, it's all your fault. Everything. Except the stuff that is LaQ's fault.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:23:45

That thread is turning into a parody. They're wheeling out the head girl/clique/ bullying cliches now.

Some people really do have some unresolved issues from school.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 22:24:21

'You just call out my name,
And you know wherever I am, I'll come running,
to see you again.
Winter, spring summer or fall all you have to do is call.
You've got a friend blah blah blah.
I'm listening to my James Taylor cd again.
Peace and love and bunnies grin to you all.

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Mar-13 22:25:31

The fire is blazing, the booze is flowing and the smoking shed is next door. All welcome in the bar.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:25:54

Is that the song he nicked from Carly Simon?

rubyrubyruby Fri 29-Mar-13 22:26:24

<<pokes head around door>>

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:26:28

Is that the song he nicked from Carly Simon?

MiaCulper Fri 29-Mar-13 22:26:39

Haterz gonna hate. Or whatever it is that the young people say. confused

The only possible way that peace can be restored across the boards is by HotCrossWeasel asking her neighbour why she photographs her feet.

I would also like to know why she has to do it outside, but I realise that might be pushing things a bit.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 22:27:37

I got sucked in, I'm ashamed. I should have known better.

Now I'm equal parts enraged and upset. Bastards.

Are you ok Hully? (no head tilt implied, genuine question)

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:29:57

Oh, yes Mia, that is very important.

Zombie, you might have to abandon your bar and come over here to find that out. It is probably the only piece of information missing from this very important thread.

I will tell you all a little story, to illustrate how old I am.

Long, long ago I got married. And all our friends clubbed together to buy us a stereo. You know, one of those stacked ones, but this one was special. It had a record player, two tape decks, a radio and a cd player. I had never seen one before.

The only problem was, we had no cd's. And no money. Literally no money. So I asked my mum to buy me one and I got James Taylor's Greatest Hits.

I am old.

Did you go out into the upsetting evening aware it would be upsetting. Or did it end up upsetting? Do you need gin and pills?

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 22:33:24

god that PO thread is yawn some. I will have a tad more vino and then bed

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 22:33:40

I bloody love James Taylor. Love love love him.

None of my friends have even heard of him. I'm not sure why I'm friends with then tbh.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 22:33:45

Hilly are you ok? Was it the weedkiller?
attempting to be lighthearted and funny

KansasCityOctopus Fri 29-Mar-13 22:36:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 22:39:34

don't you fucking DARE try to be lightheartedandfunny around here Ms Tufty

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:41:21

grin at logout button. Is there really a logout button?

Shall I continue my "I'm old" story?

Though I suspect none of you are really interested.

Two years after we got married, we had a break in. They stole (among other things) our stereo sad. And our cd's. So we had to make a list of what was stolen.

There were: Three JT cd's. One Elton John. One Carpenters. And one "hits of the '70s". That was it. After two years.

The insurance man looked at us as though we were very sad people with no life. He was probably right. And the burglars were probably very pissed off.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:43:51

I have no friends left <dramatic>

It's really weird

One by one

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 22:45:10

That's a bit shit Hully. sad

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:45:21

Well, what do you expect Hully?

You being a narsty, mean, bullying misogynist and all.


Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:46:17


So one of my dear friends accused me tonight of abusing her by not being nice enough about her cat (rescue, psychologically damaged 20 year old cat that wants to kill everyojne that she is slowly feeding to death in an attempt to make it love her)

I said, but I only deal in reality. I know you love your cat but it is (see above)

And she said why would you be so negative when you know I love the cat?


Why is it all going so wrorg?


Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:46:45

Oh, sorry, were you serious?

I thought you were being a tad ironic. Sorry.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:47:28


fucking wrong

Then her and the other two friends let themselves into my house (they have a key) and I had to throw them out

I am fifty soon

This can't be right

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:47:59

I am deadly serious

ANd I need you lot to be honest and tell me

Is it me?

I think it might be the cat.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:50:26


Ok, you have to understand she is suffering from a disease called mad-cat-lady-syndrome. She can see no wrong in her cat. If you want to understand this more fully, read some of the relationship threads and see how people feel about their partners.


So, no matter what she says about her cat, you have to sympathise with the cat, make excuses for it (poor thing, he's getting a bit old, you must have made him angry, he only scratched you because he loves you type things).

KansasCityOctopus Fri 29-Mar-13 22:50:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:50:53

If you ate being serious hully, your friends sound bonkers. And it's not you. You need a better quality of friend.

When I am considering a new friend one of my filters is "is this a mad cat woman?"

Never let me down yet.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:51:28

Did they drink your wine? And why do they have a key?

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Mar-13 22:51:44

Hully, Zombie only knows you from here on MN. She admires your honesty and straight talking. Zombie has spent too much of her life being a people pleaser and (at nearly 61 years of age) is only just learning that that is often a road to nowhere.

So, no, she doesn't think it's you.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 22:52:08

It's not you. Whybdid they let themselves into your house though? and having a go at you over a fat cat is, quite frankly, mad. It rwally is.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:52:23

I am being serious

I am in tears

I literally don't understand anyone or anything

If you are good friends and love each other, why would you assume bad things?

That's the bit I don't get

MiaCulper Fri 29-Mar-13 22:53:08

Did you say, "You are feeding that psychotic cat to death, and if it were actually the baby you are substituting it for, you should be prosecuted for abuse. You freak."? Then yes, it is you.

If you were a little more diplomatic,even a little bit, then it is her.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:53:20

One has a key because I have her key too and we do plants and stuff, you know

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 29-Mar-13 22:54:16

Zombie I have to say I think you are fab grin In every situation

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:54:26

Oh hully. Don't cry.

And get your key back from mad cat lady.

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 22:54:32

I had a friend who texted me recently going ape-shit about something she thought I had done. I was really upset. But the following morning when I thought about it I knew I hadn't done it. So moved from upset to furious to pitying.

Sleep on it, and think about it in the morning.

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 22:54:50

I only know you online Hully, I like you, I agree with you lots and disagree sometimes too.
Why did you have to throw them out?
And pah at 50, I'm 56, it doesn't make a blind bit of difference what age you are, I'm way cooler than many younger people on here.
<[bublush at the word cooler, but it's true>

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:55:18

I just say things like, as she lies on the floor next to it and it twitches its tail and is obese, and she says, Look at the lovely kitty, That kitty is really unhappy and you are feeding it way too much and kindness can kill type stuff

Surely, as we head into the twilight, we are allowed to be honest with each other?

And try and save the cat?

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Fri 29-Mar-13 22:56:27

Bugger, that was a blush
Bunnies, you've got to love them.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 22:56:56

LBE I threw them out because how dare they let themselves in when I'm so hurt and furious. Admitteldly they did lean on the doorbell for about 15 mins which I ignored. But isn't that a clue?

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 22:57:26

You did nothing wrong.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 22:58:59

That's awful Hully, I'm so sorry.

The problem with situations like that is you can't win. You say nothing the cat carries on suffering, you say something you upset your friend. It's impossible.

But - ITS NOT YOUR FAULT. (Soz for the shouts)

It really isn't. She's not thinking rationally. I'm sure there are reasons why but it doesn't change the fact that the poor cat is suffering.

I'd say I'm pretty sure you can sort things out. Just give her time to cool down then try and smooth things over. You can apologise for what you said without having to take it back iyswim.

KansasCityOctopus Fri 29-Mar-13 22:59:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NomNomDePlum Fri 29-Mar-13 22:59:56

you're right about the cat, but it's one of those things you don't get to be honest about unless you've turned up in a rspca uniform. (you didn't, did you?)

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 23:00:22

Were you all a bit pissed? Or not? Me and my next door neifhbour went to another neighbours house and climbed over her fence because we thought she was dead. We'd had a bit of wine. She wasn't dead. We felt a bitbridiculous.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 23:00:52

So let me get this straight.

After you staged an intervention to try to save the Moggie she is feeding to death you had a row and you went home and then she followed you, leant on your door bell and then let herself in to harangue you?


I hope you've got a dead bolt.

She sounds like a [bsmile] boiler.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 23:01:16

Oh fart. I can't do emoticons.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 23:01:49

tufty that's hilarious. It probably shouldn't be but it is.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 23:01:55

You are all being very kind, but I fear it is me.

It keeps happening.

There is a lesson but I don't yet know what it it.

If it is, say nothing about anything ever

I've had it.

And I'm no good at waiting and smoothing. Once wounded, that's it. I know that's wrong too but tis how it is.

<awaits lonely old age>

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 23:02:11

Oh, I see.

You had an argument. You went home. They followed you and tried to get in. You didn't open the door so they let themselves in. Is that right?

ok, the question is: did they let themselves in because they wanted to continue the fight, or because they were worried?

Because it is possible (don't get me wrong, I'm just stating possibilities), that they were worried. Was the argument a "normal" argument, or did it blow up out of nothing? Could they be concerned for you? Is there any possibility they are right to be concerned?

Of course, they could be interfering old witches. But possibly there is more to this <plays devil's advocate>

This is why I have very few friends, and rarely bother. I prefer being a curmudgeon.

Hullygully Fri 29-Mar-13 23:03:11

I much prefer your kind of drama tifty

oh well off to bed

tomoz is another day another disappointment and big baffling fight...

Maryz Fri 29-Mar-13 23:04:59

And now I have cross-posted with everyone.

My friend (see above) never forgives or forgets. Which is a shame, as she has lost friends through it. About half of them weren't worth keeping, but the other half were.

Wait til tomorrow. If you think you might be in the wrong, ask them.

ds is 19 and I am trying to teach him that sometimes he is wrong, and sometimes he needs to forgive, draw a line, move on and forget. I suspect I will still be trying to teach him when he is 50 and I'm on my death bed.

Chubfuddler Fri 29-Mar-13 23:05:03

The lesson is your RL friends are mad. Play with us instead.

TuftyFinch Fri 29-Mar-13 23:17:05

Randall it was hilarious, especially on seeing throgh the patio doors. Oh dear.
Hilly, we'll do the river soon. You can tell me my dog's fat if you like. I want storm into your house. Or climb over your fence.

RandallPinkFloyd Fri 29-Mar-13 23:21:13

Just try and see it from her side. You can completely disagree with her still but IMO it's always worth finding out why they think like that.

It may just be ignorance but she does obviously love the cat.

Sleep on it, losing a true friend is a horrible thing. Don't let stubbornness be the reason.

On that note I'm off to bed. Night peeps.

Pagwatch Sat 30-Mar-13 06:43:54

Thing is Hully, you can both be right.
I know that sounds like I am impaled onthe fence but, whilst you are trying to save the cat, she clearly is playing out some need via the cat.
And if you ever want to see full on defensive irrationality at play just question someone about their drinking, over spending, cat fattening....whatever their crutch of choice may be.

I don't want to criticise your friend because she is your friend - she must be nice. So there must be something in the situation that upset both of you iyswim.

I love you Hully but you can't save the world. Sometimes you have to watch quietly until there is a moment to help and support. People don't want to be faced with honesty sometimes, even if delivered with love. People don't accept open honest advice easily. They have to be annoyed, go away, think about it, acknowledge its truth and grudgingly accept.
Have you learnt nothing from AIBU <watery attempt at a grin>

You are also immensely comfortable in your own skin. Lots of other people get more defensive and prickly as they age, not less so.
You are smart and honest and like directness. Others can't take it. They need flannel and time to figure things out.

I am so sorry you feel sad about this. But please don't change or despair. It isn't a choice between 'say everything' or 'say nothing'
Sometimes i think you just need to wait a beat or two.

HotheadPaisan Sat 30-Mar-13 08:51:59

Make new friends.

<pleading eyes>

People come and go, things change, you change, they do, or they don't but change still occurs.

It seems to get harder as we get older when you'd think the opposite would be true.

I blame society, is shite.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 09:14:10

thanks all, wot wise words, especially page complimentary onesgrin

I have clearly upset her without meaning to, I'll sort it as advised xx

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 09:14:33

pags not page

Pagwatch Sat 30-Mar-13 09:15:59

Hooray. I can go and get drunk over lunch now.


ginslinger Sat 30-Mar-13 09:23:33

I wish I could be as reasonable as Pag. envy

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 09:24:19

Pag, as ever, is very wise.

I can see why it was so hurtful and made you furious. Your friend will suffer too if and when the cat dies and when you're thinking of the best for both of them, you're accused of being negative and mean-spirited.

I'd have been furious at them letting themselves into your house, knowing you were there and deliberately ignoring their ringing the doorbell. That's not what the key thing is for, surely?

It is hard to stand back and say nothing when you see someone you know doing something you believe is wrong. Don't think I could. As for how you said it (direct perhaps but no pointed finger and raised chin) your friend must know that you are direct and it was not meant maliciously or to wound.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 09:39:09

pag is that bastard Gandhi

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 09:40:55

thanks fide, yes thats why I was hurt, the whole, but how could you think I wanted yo hurt you thing?

oh well hey ho, ill email her later

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 09:45:42

Oh, did I miss a bun-fight on t'other thread...that'll learn me to go out on a Friday night, when the real action is here grin

Did all the green Citroen Picasso drivers take offence, then? Never mind they can treat themselves to a fancy takeaway from Morrisons for tonight...I bet they're grimly stamping around the aisles, right now hmm

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 09:49:53

Hully regarding your Feeder Fried...I would be livid if she had let herself into my house.

Clearly she has very little awareness of boundaries, and I strongly suspect she's the type who secretly thrives on high emotion, and drama, yes?

Even if she was genuinely worried about you (I very much doubt it, but there you go...) then she should know you well enough, to have let you alone for a wee while.

She followed you to your house (which I personally think is bang out of order, and excessive), she then rang on your doorbell for 15 minutes (so you were clearly not wanting to see her)...she then proceeded to let herself into your home.

This is all about her. Nothing about you. This is all about her, being self centered...doing what she wants to do...ignoring other people's feelings...and just doing what makes her feel better...

And, that is also why she overfeeds the cat.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 09:57:17

no, shes not a bit like that!!

she's upset, it all got out of hand, and tbf they let themselves in to try and sort it, but I was in high drama mode by then...

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 10:24:48

Apologies then...but, in your shoes, I would also have been so irritated that they followed me home, to continue the drama, too.

I had a friend who did something along similar lines...and, I just couldn't come to terms with it. I walked away from a 24 year friendship...and actually, looking back i wish I'd done it years sooner.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 10:30:29

Well again, tbf, they didn't follow me home, one of them lives next door...!

ginslinger Sat 30-Mar-13 10:48:07

if one of them lives next door maybe pop round and talk?

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 10:57:54

It'll be fine then. If you all ended up being a bit twatty then it's even Stevens innit.

She's probably feeling exactly the same as you are this morning and thinking "shit, she shouldn't have said that stuff about fluffykins but I went right off the deep end and acted like a proper knobber".

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 11:17:50

she just sent me a lovely email so we'll be all good! thanks all for words and kindness x

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 11:29:01

Good-oh, Hully.

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 11:30:21

Glad it's all sorted smile

I am glad things are getting better chez Hully. Fwiw, Hully, I think you are a wise, clever and funny person, and I would love to be your friend. I think Pag is spot on about the friend-cat situation, too.

For a nest of vipers, you lot are all pretty special, acksherlly.

I am making spicy sweet potato soup, and I am thinking about making hot angrys, and Parmesan biscuits too. All welcome round mine!

magimedi Sat 30-Mar-13 11:44:09

Pleased to hear it's all resolved.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh. Had Bieber cake EMEGENCY!

20 minutes before I was due to leave house for today friend asks to collect cake. She needed it for today, not tomorrow.

I have just iced and decorated a Justin Bieber cake in 25 minutes. All the while muttering "fuck you Bieber, fuck you to Hell, fucker".

25 frigging minutes.

And now I am orf to the outlaws for the afternoon.

Glad things are sorted for you Hully. I do not like you crying my lovely.

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 11:58:33

grin at Bieber Speedy Icing. Am not going to ask about the decorations you gave him.

I want lunch at STDG's house. It's like a frugal Mother Hubbard's here. FidBoy2's friend who was here on gerbil duty cleared out the fridge, the cupboards and half the freezer. Next time I'm smuggling the gerbils on the plane with us.

And there's no lamb on sale here, or hot cross buns.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 12:02:00

<snort at speed Biebering>

Aw, of course you're my pal, SDT

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 30-Mar-13 12:51:39

lol at following you home when they actually live next door

Glad to hear that things are better. smile

BIWI Sat 30-Mar-13 14:11:21

Just caught up with this thread and The Other shock One and want to say how sorry I was to read of your upset, Hully. Those kind of disputes cut deeply and are horribly upsetting. Glad things look like they have been resolved.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 15:28:22

thanks Biwi

HotheadPaisan Sat 30-Mar-13 15:30:54

Hully <whispers>, I bit the bullet and called my parents earlier (long, boring story), result is they are en route which will be a massive help with the kids.

We shall all have a happy Easter.

<wipes tear, raises glass, falls over>

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 15:36:56


eggs and joy all round, although saying that, just tried to get the dcs eggs and everywhere is sold out, wont be much joy here!

HotheadPaisan Sat 30-Mar-13 15:38:47

Oops, maybe some last minute supplies will turn up?

There's a mini-beer festival here, DP and I are out of here as soon as the GPs arrive then they can go later.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 15:41:50

I remember the year my mum got us all a big bar of Cadbury's chocolate and gave us a fiver each and told us that she had decided that Easter eggs were a waste of money, and she would rather we could spend the money ourselves.

It was years before she admitted she had forgotten to buy them grin.

I'm glad you've sorted your differences Hully. The best arguments are when both sides are a little bit right (and a little bit wrong). It makes meeting in the middle much easier

From this

25 minutes speed Biebering

To this

Fuck you Bieber.

HotheadPaisan Sat 30-Mar-13 16:30:43

Bloody hell, that is impressive Beibering.

You just have to BELIEVE <<takes pills>>

BIWI Sat 30-Mar-13 16:33:39

<in awe

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 16:38:17

DEAR GOD, honey <takes hat off>

Thanks Mary

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 16:46:06

Jesus, Weasel.

Well obv not but you know.

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 16:47:28

"Jesus Weasel" would be a great name for a pet.

<eyes gerbils>

Jesus Weasel and Judas Badger?

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 16:54:32

Jesus Weasel, Judas Badger, Hully's Spoon and FuckYou Bieber.

A clan!

I like it.

Hullys Spoon & Fuck You Bieber, would look cool on a t-shirt.

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 17:08:50

Also as a chain of cafés. You could do the cakes and I'd do the bar.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 17:09:14

How the hell did you do that? Can you do edible photocopies or what?

Fiderer Sat 30-Mar-13 17:12:23

I think it's witchcraft, Mary.

That is amazing. Bieber-tastic.

Tis an edible photocopy cake.

OhChristHasRisenFENTON Sat 30-Mar-13 17:24:48

That is impressive Weasel, - and as Maryz asked - how did you do the edible pic thing? - Can you get printer 'paper' for that these days or did you have that bit ready already?

Either way, that is indeed Bieber-Tastic.

magimedi Sat 30-Mar-13 17:50:36

Massive respect for that cake. I can fuck up ready rolled pastry so I am in total awe.

I now want small furry animals for the first time ever - just to be able to call them Jesus Weasel & Judas Badger.

It's basically a case of scan and print - on either edible icing or rice paper. Rice paper ones are a bit shit.

People like me adapt printers to do loads of weird shit, and edible inks are pretty mainstream. Most bakeries do photo cakes now.

I don't do cake printing, but know people that do, and you can buy them on ebay from about £2.

IamtheZombie Sat 30-Mar-13 18:36:25

Ummm... Zombie will bite. How the heck do you adapt a printer so that you can run edible icing through it? Rice paper Zombie can just about understand. But edible icing?

It's a very very very thin sheet Zombies. And a bit of a bastard to apply without nerves of steel.

Hullygully Sat 30-Mar-13 18:54:05

I didn't even know such things were possible, it's a whole new world

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 18:56:43

I saw a t-shirt once that said "I've got the Bieber Fever", I was enraptured.

My friend wouldn't let me buy it sad

I've been experimenting with printing on sugarpaste for a biscuit business idea i have. so far beau brrummell cameos minitures are proving popular...

Printings where its at Madame, all the hipsters do it .

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 21:17:07

I thought all those picture cakes were lovingly painted by hand blush.

I'm a bit thick.

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 21:21:57

They're not painted by hand shock

LaQ I could so a whole set of biccies with you and the miniqs posed as georgiana Duchess of Devonshire and her offspring as a miniature...how superbly preposterous but fab would that be?

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 21:28:21

[squeals with excitement, and wets herself slightly...]

In Sepia, Madam, for that classic refined biscuit.

no no..in full rococo colour. tsk.

Fair point. <<hangs head and looks ashamed>>

wow! I made LaQ wet herself! yay! you would have to do the piccies and cossies and I could you the rest...and you can choose the flavour of biccie.

remember sepia is very like, er <<whispers>> beige.

could do the rest. bah. just a email the jpg and voila! well, you might have to give me a bit of time cos I am practicing. but am prepared to do a freebie as a trial...

high res would be best. would you prefer gilt framing or pearls?

or perhaps both? no need to limit yourself.


We bought a couple of generators and used to tke the laptop and presses and printers etc to shows with the children and dog in tow, and print stuff there and then to order, by either taking photos or downloading images of people's phones etc smile

It was a scream. My son still misses it.

wow. that is seriously enterprising! in sugarpaste?

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 21:43:33

I used to be excellent at birthday cakes. Over the years I have made a football cake (square sponge, green butter icing, subbuteo figures), flower cake (green butter icing, pretty flowers from garden plus edible roses, soldier cake (square sponge with chocolate butter icing, toy soldiers in fort), pirate cake (actually that was quite good), rugby cake (see football, with posts), my little pony (square sponge, pink icing, little ponies, barbie [bluergh], action man etc.

You may have noticed a theme here.

The kids never did. They still tell everyone I made great birthday cakes grin

Though we have just had a M&S caterpillar cake for ds2's 14th birthday - which was what we have had every year for each of them since the dawn of time (or M&S coming to Ireland). With the birthday child still getting the face.

oh gotta love Colin the Caterpillar...stalwart of all of ds' birthdays....

LadyBeaEGGleEyes Sat 30-Mar-13 21:54:00

They had a Colin the Caterpillar Easter Egg in M&S the other day (ok not an egg as such but a long hollow caterpillar thing), he looked lovely but I went for the giant chocolate bunny.
<traditional, me>

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 21:56:58

I have never baked a cake in my life <inadequate>

No. I'm not a cake printer. We did tshirts, swethirts etc jewellery, number plates, mugs, dog tags. Loads of stuff.

yeah. but your inadequacy means spondoolies for the rest of us! win win! you don't have to worry about bloody sponges rising, and we get to mess around and make money. huzzah!

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 22:01:52

I have the Colin the caterpillar! My Nanna bought it me for Easter.

Told you she was lovely grin

I spoke to a lovely Lady in M&S once who was buying a Colin. She explained that since he was 4 he insisted on a Colin Cake every year no excuses. He was 26 grin

For her son, the Colin was for her son.

LaQ, not even one? Ever?

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 22:06:29

I've made one cake in my 33 years. It did not go well, hence there has only ever been one.

Plus it was all quite pointless as XH is diabetic so it was just me and the crap cake.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:10:24

Oh, no, ds2 is 15. I forgot blush

To be fair Madame. My sponges never rose much. I used to just add bucketloads of butter icing grin

Colin. That's it, I forgot. Tesco do a vastly inferior version. I tried to palm one of them off with it one year and there was a riot.

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 22:12:39

Nope, never...I have never roasted a joint of meat, nor roasted a spud, neither. I wouldn't know how.

I don't really do cooking per se...

no shame in that. we all have different talents!

MrsVamos Sat 30-Mar-13 22:18:08

I don't make cakes because I can't be arsed.

And the M&S one's are lovely.

We only ever defected once, with a Tesco Willy Wonka cake.

As with Maryz, there was nearly a riot. Not worth the hassle.

I must just add, has anyone else been completely and utterly fooled by the M&S advert for their chocolate with spices and orange 'hot cross' buns ?

What a swizz.

No Shame at all. I'm rather impressed.

I'm a mediocre baker. But agreed to to the cake as my lovely friend is the sort who would buy the ingredients switch on the oven, then run away screaming till she found Gin.

She doesn't particularly cook but is a marvellous guest as will eat anything.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:21:08

Bloody hell. Roasting is easy.

Step 1. Turn on oven

Step 2. Shove meat in.

Step 3. Cut up veg (whatever you find in veg basket), put on oven tray, drizzle (technical term) with olive oil and shove on top shelf.

Step 4. Open wine.

Two hours later(ish). Eat.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:22:38

MrsVamos, the only M&S hot cross buns worth eating are their luxury ones. And as they are same price as all the inferior other ones, I can't understand them having different types.

ginslinger Sat 30-Mar-13 22:27:46

<la. Queen's stylist rushes on> for it s she. 'Oh no but madame la queen can only have icing in farrow and all approved colours;

MrsVamos Sat 30-Mar-13 22:28:27

Oh, I know that, Maryz. smile I bought some cranberry and orange ones thinking "hmm, they look naice". I don't like 'normal' ones, so I thought I'd give one of those a whirl.

Not. DH and DS demolished the lot Friday afternoon. Gits.

And the chocolate ones ? They look normal sized on the ads, you know, like you expect a bun to be ?

Feckin' diddy things they are. 9 in a pack. I think 3 probably equates to one.

As I said, a swizz. grin

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 22:29:19

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know Maryz. I know the theory...but, opening a menu and ordering is just so much easier, yes?

ginslinger Sat 30-Mar-13 22:30:15

Farrow and ball <please don't sck me and please don't let scottish mummy see creep wee brackets <wibble>

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:30:38

Oh, yes, the mini ones.

They are great if you are on a diet. Theoretically. In fact, they are so small you eat the pack. When if you had bought the normal sized ones you might (just might) have only eaten one.

Personally, I like their pain au raisin, which I suspect contain about eleventy million calories per bite.

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 22:31:34

Pretty much everything I eat is roasted (Unless it's pasta n sauce). I pick whatever I fancy having, plonk it on an oven tray, squirt it with spray oil, then put it in the oven until its hot and looks a bit brown round the edges. Sometimes I go mad and sprinkle a random selection of dried herbs on the top.

I'm a shit cook at the best of times but I accidentally washed the markings off my oven a few years ago so all recipes/instructions are immaterial now anyway.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:33:04

You see, LaQ, you have too much money grin. There is great joy to be had in slaving over a hot stove from 9.30 am on a Sunday morning until 6 on a Sunday evening, producing meat, varied veg, varied potatoes, yorkies and gravy.

Only to have the plates emptied by the ravenous hordes before you have even sat down hmm.

And then spend from 7 til midnight washing up.

It's fun, don't you know (give me a Chinese takeaway any day) [mutter]

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 22:35:33

Nah, it's not the money Mary even when we've been skint, I've never felt the urge to do a Sunday roast...I dunno, it just seems a bit like witchcraft to me hmm

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:36:16

x-posted Randal.

Yes, that's how I cook. Though ds is teaching me lots of stuff.

I have another method.

Shove meat in casserole dish. Lob in random tired veg from back of fridge. Add (and this is important) choice of (a) tin of tomatoes (b) stock cube plus worcester sauce or (c) mixture of stock and sweet chilli sauce or (d) random curry sauce. Simmer until kids come home (somewhere between 4 pm and 4 am).

Serve with (a) pasta (b) baked potatoes, (c) noodles or (d) rice

Voila. A week's meals.

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 22:36:59

I don't think I'm allowed to say the F&B words anymore sad

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:37:17

I'm good on roasts LaQ. My mum was a Protestant. In Ireland, Protestants are good at Sunday roasts (after church penance).

LaQueen Sat 30-Mar-13 22:37:41

Oh, now, I do have a slow cooker...I dust it sometimes...

MrsVamos Sat 30-Mar-13 22:37:56

I don't like raisins, they have bits. Can just about manage sultanas.

I am partial to a pain au chocolat, though.

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 30-Mar-13 22:43:23

See, the idea of slow cookers gives me the gips. I hate stew and all "food soup" type meals. Food should require teeth. It should not be cooked until it can be gummed.

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 22:57:07

I love stew type meals (not so much to eat, but to cook).

Especially with teenagers. They can fill up when they like. And add bread as a filler.

EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Sun 31-Mar-13 15:29:14

Did we ever find out which song JT stole from CS?

Hullygully Sun 31-Mar-13 16:04:37

I still cant remember, I've tried googling, but apparently there wad some bloody song called stolen, so I keep getting that, I'll keep ttying

wigglesrock Sun 31-Mar-13 19:51:37

The Carly Simon thing/James Taylor thing smile Carole King wrote You've Got a Friend but let James Taylor record it and he as my mil says "had the hit of it" and it caused bad feeling between them for a while. Now it is entirely likely that I have got this wrong but BBC 4 did this fab James Taylor night a few years ago and it always stuck in my head.

wigglesrock Sun 31-Mar-13 20:01:18

PS I know the thread is not really about James Taylor but it's not often I get to impart useless, probably incorrect info smile

IamtheZombie Sun 31-Mar-13 20:13:40

Zombie saw JT in concert about 5 years ago and she recalls him telling a similar story about You've Got A Friend, wigglesrock.

Fiderer Sun 31-Mar-13 21:02:51

Funny I always thought of "You've Got A Friend" as a Carole King song. When a student a friend of mine used to play her version at high volume when one or both of us were suffering some male-related drama grin

Hullygully Mon 01-Apr-13 00:02:36

thats the one! well done!

BIWI Mon 01-Apr-13 10:28:27

When you're down, and troubled ..


EggsitPursuedByAChocolateBunny Mon 01-Apr-13 11:50:48


TheRealFellatio Wed 03-Apr-13 03:48:39

Hully I know it's not funny really and I hate to laugh at the expense of your misery but honestly this has really made me snort. The image of you having a row with a friend over her cat, and then a gang of angry women letting themselves into your house to lay into you some more is really, really funny. grin

Not to mention thoroughly NOT ON though. How dare they? Cheeky fuckers.

I want to be your friend in RL to see how long it takes me to fall out with you now. You'd have a hard job repelling me I reckon. I never fall out with anyone ever. Well hardly much, anyway. Not in a shouty way. Just in a 'you're irritating me quite a lot now so I am going to remove myself from your life by stealth and hope you don't notice what I did there' kinda way. I don't do shouty.

Even my German friend (who can be a bit too direct for my liking) cannot manage to repel me, because I know she doesn't mean anything by it, she's just a bit scarily German. Perhaps that's your problem Hulls? Perhaps you are German?

BIWI Wed 03-Apr-13 08:57:08


HoneyDragon Wed 03-Apr-13 09:00:13

grin. I'm a stealth defriender too.

Hullygully Wed 03-Apr-13 09:42:31

To be fair, Fell, they let themselves in out of love to try and make up, I wasn't in the mood to hear it tho so was all Baby Jane at the top of th e stairs...and she sent me a lovely email the followig morning saying she couldn't think what on earth had come over her re the cat.

rubyrubyruby Wed 03-Apr-13 10:03:53

grin at Baby Jane at the top of the stairs.

TheRealFellatio Wed 03-Apr-13 10:05:07

Oh ok Hulls, I am glad that you have all kissed and made up. I think if you have truly good, close friends that you can be 100% yourself with then occasionally tempers will get frayed and stuff will get said - just like with husbands and children. It doesn't really mean anything. It certainly doesn't have to be the end.

It doesn't really happen to me, but perhaps that's because I am a strange, aloof enigma and commitment-phobe who never gives of herself wholly to a friend.

Either that, or perhaps they just don't want me. grin

TheRealFellatio Wed 03-Apr-13 10:05:44

Enough with the drama queen film references now - I can't keep up!

Hullygully Wed 03-Apr-13 10:21:07

I know I'm terribly jealous of arteggs' touch of the sunset boulevards, I shall nick it for rl use.