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Swagger Inn thread 163 - it's raining --HBFs-- rain. FML...

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SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 15-Oct-19 07:56:18

Emergency new thread, with suitable decorations.
Fill your boots...<tae>

Grubby HBFs in leather are in our imaginations residence.
Sense of humour required, and tolerance for domestic tedium.

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Tue 15-Oct-19 08:15:42


LetUsPrey Tue 15-Oct-19 10:13:39

Thanks Helen

Keeping up the tradition <tae> with this photo

ApricotCrush Tue 15-Oct-19 18:19:17

Afternoon. Thank you Helen for the new thread.

<--- Two screencaps from World on Fire, pretty early on in ep 1. This is Roudnice Castle, where we met TB and Hugo. The steps are where Gaston opened the door to the boys in s3 ep3 I think and also where Milady killed him.

Oh joy. I have another visit to the dreaded hospital tomorrow, this time for a heart scan. DH is taking me this time. He couldn't last week because of school pick-up, so it should be less stressful, providing he gets home from golf in time. hmm

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 15-Oct-19 19:30:28

Evening. I don't recognise the frontage<nae> Apricot - but yes to the stairs. I always wondered why Gaston opened his own door - I know, don't mention the plot holes but... hmm you know. He's 2nd in line to the throne and not going to be lacking in servants for that sort of thing. They could have filmed that scene with the FAF being admitted to his presence by a servant. #SlightlyOverinvestedStill

At least MrA can deal with parking shenanigans for you.

It was a lovely evening today - 4 buzzards calling over the fields, and a fantastic murmuration of starlings - I have't see one that big<nlt> for years. Then a very scenic sunset. Plus a natter with several neighbours and their dogs.

ApricotCrush Tue 15-Oct-19 20:33:09

Sounds lovely Helen.

No, they didn't actually film the building probably because of the atrocious state of the paintwork only rooms inside. This was what we saw in the courtyard.

LetUsPrey Tue 15-Oct-19 21:51:39

Evening wenches. Hope tomorrow’s visit goes more smoothly than the last one Apricot.

That does sound lovely Helen. I also agree with your suggestion that HBFs should be inserted <ylt> whenever possible.

Have done washing, ironing, helping DS2 with homework which to be honest he did really well and it took him fucking ages even though he did just get on with it —30 minutes my arse—

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 15-Oct-19 22:27:04

<snort> I didn't even twig that that was where we were Apricot grin

Ah well. Glad to hear that homework went ok LetUs - DS was being a grotbag stressy about the whole Fortnite thing and the fact that it has a trillion gigabyte upload to do before he can play again - so he wasn't terribly keen on doing homework either. He has set his alarm early tomorrow so he can try and see it before school. I dread to think what mood he'll be in if there are any problems with it tomorrow <le sigh>

Good luck tomorrow Apricot.

Off to the hayloft now. <inserts HBF of choice> grin

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 15-Oct-19 22:32:57

PS - TB off to LA to play Orson Welles
One twitter comment queries whether he can convey the swaggerish panache of the young Orson
<considers if TB can Swagger...>

FancyFancy Wed 16-Oct-19 00:23:43

Ooh, I recognise that courtyard apricot grin
<sighs happily at memory>

Did not get rained on today. This is an improvement.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 16-Oct-19 07:50:44

Morning. I have taken one for the team and been rained on - so that you don't have to.

Have a good day all - esp. Apricot at the hospital parking purgatory...

LetUsPrey Wed 16-Oct-19 07:59:44

Morning wenches.

<snort> at whether TB has the swagger. I’m sure he’ll try his best —and doooooo it effortlessly—

Fingers crossed for successful game reload or whatever it’s doing Helen. Also here’s to the car park gods being kind to Apricot and MrApricot.

Bit bored of this more or less constant rain now. Did you shelter from the rain with an HBF Fancy? That would be fun wouldn’t it?

Listened to a comedy on Radio 4 Extra yesterday about a British chap who’s living in Sweden with his partner and baby. It was about Swedish Christmas and he offered to cook the big meal. Lots of very lovely accents smile. He forgot to put a bowl of porridge out for Tomten(not sure of the spelling) and then his oven broke part way through cooking the enormous ham. It was a lot funnier than I’m describing grin

FancyFancy Wed 16-Oct-19 08:49:53

<peers outside> not sure your plan will work helen......

Good luck at the hospital today apricot

That would be a good plan letus <ponders logistics>

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Wed 16-Oct-19 13:12:21

I'm laughing already Letus grin I have to listen to that!

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Wed 16-Oct-19 15:13:32

My brain was fried after I met TB so don't remember much at all hmm

Good luck today Apes!

ApricotCrush Wed 16-Oct-19 18:21:10

Evening. No rain today and much sunshine this afternoon.

Unfortunately I was sitting in the hospital. All went well. On the advice of son-in-law we parked in the cinema car park up the road. Bit of a walk, but probably didn't take any longer than going round and round looking for a space, and a lot less stressful. Cheaper too. smile

grin at TB's questionable swagger.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 16-Oct-19 20:13:14

Evening. Hurrah for avoiding the hospital car park apricot

DS got to play Fortnite this morning thank goodness, so he hasn't been a grotbag today (not yet anyway - there's still time of course)

Hope no-one got too wet in the the rain today.

LetUsPrey Wed 16-Oct-19 21:28:53

Evening wenches. It’s been raining today. In other news, the sky is up, the ground is down, and I still haven’t met and seduced any of the HBFs.

It’s called The Cold Swedish Winter, Wicked. Just been reading a bit more about it and it says it has some of Sweden’s popular actors in it.

Hurrah for successful parking and eventually over hospital visit!

Also hurrah for successful Fortnite-ing!

Had a very positive meeting at school this morning and DS2 did tonight’s homework willingly and without problem. I’m enjoying this whilst it lasts.

DH is muttering in the kitchen because I’ve just been in there and didn’t put a new bin liner in after he’s emptied the bin. Apparently going shopping on the way home for his niece’s birthday cards and present, getting home and putting a wash on, making sure DS2 was fed, putting the ironing away, supervising homework, putting the washing out, and making sure DS2 was ready for bed mustn’t have been enough. Obviously I should have been doing more whilst he went straight out from work and then just came in about 15 minutes ago. Fuck. Off.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 16-Oct-19 21:36:18

Oh I got home to a list of all the things DH has achieved today, and then "I'm just throwing something together for DS - I haven't done anything for you though." He did apologise, sort of. And then threw together something for himself to eat, and went out. I cooked my own tea.

And I wonder why I feel like a seething mass of resentment sometimes.. hmm

The cats love me though, and regulalry bring me dead mice to eat. So there's that... hmm

I'm going to have an early night - this in Stupid Cat's cue to climb onto my lap, purring, and performing catupuncture. Stupid animal. <smiles soppily>

FancyFancy Wed 16-Oct-19 23:20:39

There really is nothing quite like the weather getting colder for turning cats into heat seeking missiles <side eyes madly purring ScaredyCat>

FFAS - surely the person who empties the bin puts the new bin liner in otherwise they HAVEN'T FINISHED THE JOB. This may be a pet peeve of mine as my mum drilled it into me - a job half done is a job not done <declines to climb on soapbox to froth about a common feature of people who frequently fail to finish jobs> <harrumphs on letus's behalf>

Hurrah for apricot's SIL and his parking know how though - clever chap grin and glad it saved you some stress apricot

I have saved a <side eye> for MrHelen too - more behaviour like that and I shall pay a repeat visit at the time of Eurovision 2020 <sniggers evily>

LetUsPrey Thu 17-Oct-19 07:47:29

Morning wenches.

Couldn’t just throw something together for you too at the same time Helen? FFAS <epic Paddington Bear stare at MrHelen>

Awwww at catupuncture and cat versions of heat seeking missiles.

He has some sort of excuse why he doesn’t put a new bin liner in straight away. I mustn’t have been listening.

Seems dry here for a change but looks quite chilly. Should really get a move on <sidles back up to hayloft and hides under HBFs>

FancyFancy Thu 17-Oct-19 08:43:57

Morning, sunny here.
ScaredyCat is sat on me again. Well more accurately is lying across me in my arms like a baby. Very sweet, but she's a bit smelly this morning.......

Most get going for work, laters......

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 17-Oct-19 11:09:15


Forgive me wenches, for I have sinned...
I didn't replace the bin liner yesterday blush in my defence though I was getting the bin out plus all other assorted chores before I went to work while DH was still working from home having a lie-in. And he didn't grumble about it. Also, he didn't 'throw something together' for me last night, because he had one portion's worth of leftovers for DS, and his tea was more of a snack than a meal. He also offered to help cook mine, but I was busy being martyred self-sufficient and wouldn't let him help. blush I am a bloshy madam sometimes.
I'm sure Athos can figure out a suitable penance/punishment for me. Hopefully. grin

You can visit whenever you want Fancy - though Eurovision is esp. entertaining grin

Better get back to work... so far today has been very successful/a dismal failure - depending on which project you look at.

ApricotCrush Thu 17-Oct-19 17:46:59

Afternoon, beautiful day here, much washing done.

Oh MrLetUs, that's just not good enough. I'll forgive MrHelen in view of update. Mind you, DH never does anything in the house. He wouldn't know where to start with cooking, doesn't know how to use the washing machine and has no idea where anything goes. His excuse has always been that he does the garden, house maintenance and DIY for all the family. He is always doing something though, so he's not sitting on his arse doing nothing. Oh, to be fair, he does help with the washing up, but that's a fairly recent thing. hmm

Awww at the Tav cats being cute. smile

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 17-Oct-19 20:32:14

Evening, I have nothing to report at all.
<waves vaguely>
<lounges hopefully on chaise>

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