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do you have a room you call a "playroom" a spice rack OR a feature wall?

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MaureenCognito Sat 13-Oct-12 18:10:11

if so: you lose

Catsdontcare Sat 13-Oct-12 18:40:54

I call our conservatory the orangery just to piss of dh and to mock his family who always make up pretentious names for things. "Lime quencher anyone?" Do you mean squash? hmm

bigkidsdidit Sat 13-Oct-12 18:43:45

Yes no no

What I should I call the room with toys in which is not a sitting room?

We don't have any Lego...

Fizzylemonade Sat 13-Oct-12 18:51:28

Am I meant to call the playroom the children's lounge? confused

It is a room, they play in it, it has all their toys in it, plus a sofa where they sit to play on the wii. It is downstairs and isn't a bedroom. Totally confused as to what to call it. Does its location count? If so it would be the front room.

overmydeadbody Sat 13-Oct-12 18:57:11

no no and no

WiseKneeHair Sat 13-Oct-12 18:58:17

No, but would like one.

We also have a room called the Snug.

Do I massively and definitely lose? grin

RhinestoneCowgirl Sat 13-Oct-12 19:04:02

playroom - no because we have no space
spice rack - god no (spices have to lurk in a dark cupboard)
feature wall - no, but we do have a sort of portal to a parallel dimension light fitting/tv thing that DH made in the living room

OwedToAutumn Sat 13-Oct-12 19:10:23

We used to have a feature wall in our playroom.

We no longer have either.

I do have a mahoosive spice drawer, though.

HeeeresThing3 Sat 13-Oct-12 19:14:59

Playroom - I wish! Instead all the DDs toys are in the living room as their bedrooms are like match boxes.

Spice rack - Yes, my kitchen hasn't got enough cupboards and they were pissing me off getting in my way!

Feature wall - No, I rent so the walls are all neutral.

FrankensteinWippery Sat 13-Oct-12 19:17:05

Have a playroom. Am I doomed then?

MrsBovary Sat 13-Oct-12 19:18:07

Yes, a playroom.

No spice rack, and definitely no feature wall.

LynetteScavo Sat 13-Oct-12 19:19:01

Who actually uses a spice rack? I only use cinnamon and nutmeng. My nutmeg is 5 years out of date. The ginger is probably geriatric. I think I bought it when DS1 was 2. He's now 13.

My feature walls don't count. I mean they are different from the rest of the room, but they aren't a feature.

We no longer have a playroom. Which is why the DC's bedrooms don't look like they are out of a magazine.

Toughasoldboots Sat 13-Oct-12 19:20:26

I have a playroom and a rotating spice rack.
I think you are all a little bit jealous of a rotational set of spices.

Chubfuddler Sat 13-Oct-12 19:23:58

Please explain what we are supposed to call the room with all the toys, a big tv, board games and a big old sofa? I'd rather stab myself in the eye than use the word lounge.

I'm now going to provide you with some of the words we use for rooms in our house. You may hurl:

Drawing room
Dressing room

There aren't any feature walls but only because we haven't decorated yet. There are no twigs or pebbles but yesterday DH out a pair of painted antlers up on the stairs and I love them.

beachyhead Sat 13-Oct-12 19:28:26

We have a den and a spice cupboard, no feature wall as such... One wall in said den is slightly darker than the others!!!

ravenAK Sat 13-Oct-12 19:31:37

Bugger! We have a playroom.

One of my mates was enthusiastically telling me all about his playroom last night - we were at a gig & I'd mentioned that other friends were staying with us 'in the playroom'.

Mutual embarrassment ensued once we established that I meant 'the room in which we keep lego & tatty sofas' & he meant 'the room in which I pour custard over latex clad models & take photographs of them for specialist publications'.

Everlong Sat 13-Oct-12 19:32:45

No to all.

I have a drum room though wink

ATourchOfInsanity Sat 13-Oct-12 19:33:03

No no and no.
I also don't say Poorly sick, which someone has just updated themselves as on FB. I literally did a throttle sign with my hands whilst rolling my eyes.

Everlong Sat 13-Oct-12 19:35:51

Oh dear god I hate poorly sick. Such a wet and pathetic turn of phrase.

ATourchOfInsanity Sat 13-Oct-12 19:37:34

And it is a policeman who used it <sigh> what is the world coming to?

SaraBellumHertz Sat 13-Oct-12 19:39:48

I have a friend, a partner in a law firm, who referred to herself as being "poorly sick".

I should probably kill her

FrankensteinWippery Sat 13-Oct-12 19:40:31

SBH - you should. I'm quite shocked that you haven't already tbh.

SaraBellumHertz Sat 13-Oct-12 19:40:36

Although I have a playroom...people in glass orangeries...

Inneedofbrandy Sat 13-Oct-12 19:41:18

I use my spices every time I cook. Don't you ever cook?

missorinoco Sat 13-Oct-12 19:41:31

I have two spice racks! Alarmingly these are about fifteen years old, and pre date my marriage, hence we have two. I have a sneaking suspicion one or two of the orginal spices may still be in there. Gulp. Also have two shelves of a cupboard full of spices, but can't bear to chuck my rack cos my Mum bought it, and DH won't chuck his because that would involve thinking about it.
Is there a declutter thread? I should go off to find one, especially as the spice racks are full of empty bottles.

But no feature wall, all magnolia are equally bland. No playroom, I wish, come back sitting room I know you are there under the toys somewhere.

Gah, MN, now you have me thinking I should really sort of my kitchen cupboards.

FrankensteinWippery Sat 13-Oct-12 19:41:48

Cook? That's what the staff are for.

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