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Old ladies are actually experts at life, and we are fools (continued)

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AiryFairyMum Tue 30-Jun-20 11:38:52

Thank you so much for all your brilliant suggestions. I'm aware the last thread is running out, so I've added a new one, just in case we have any more suggestions from a bygone era, or we want to review any new purchases (I have loads on order at the moment!). Thanks to @kojolo for the thread title. Here's the link to the old one: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/3944582-To-realise-I-like-old-lady-things

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Canklesforankles Tue 30-Jun-20 12:17:51

Great title Airy. There’s another thread started here

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/3953640-The-old-lady-style-and-beauty-thread

PeskyRooks Tue 30-Jun-20 13:27:09

Another thing I like to do is think about how I speak I enjoy using granny vocabulary.
As per my username I will describe things as 'pesky'.
I'll tell my ds to stop being a pest.
I'll threaten (jokingly!) to give him 'a thick ear'.
I like to say 'blow' or 'rats' or 'goodness me!'
I tell my teenage dd that if you need to deliver a verbal blow a simple 'fool' is often better than a swearword.
It's fun to use old fashioned words!

lockdownalli Tue 30-Jun-20 13:48:41

Vexed is a word I use fairly often. I just like the way it sounds smile

I am also waiting on delivery of many "Old Lady" things whilst enjoying an afternoon of tea, cake and Poirot.

DCIHoops Tue 30-Jun-20 14:27:00

Thanks for the new thread AiryFairyMum

Would like to mention my new discovery on the BBC sounds App - sitcoms from days gone past! Steptoe, Dad’s Army, The Navy Lark, and my new favourite ‘Round The Horne’! Plus many others

Just right to sit down and listen to for half-an-hour while having a cup of tea and slice of cake

AiryFairyMum Tue 30-Jun-20 14:46:36

My little bottles of Yardley perfumes are great, but now I am trying to work out which one to buy a big version of. Freesia maybe? And has anyone tried the Bronnley Dusting Powder please? It looks lovely!

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SerendipitySunshine Tue 30-Jun-20 14:49:22

Yay! A shiny new thread. Talking of shiny, I've bought some Brasso. It is brilliant. Next I want some red paint for my scratched doorstep!

AiryFairyMum Tue 30-Jun-20 14:50:19

Brasso sounds fabulous. Silly question, is it just for brass?

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AiryFairyMum Tue 30-Jun-20 14:50:53

The BBC Sounds App is brilliant, I listen to it while I'm cooking (in my apron).

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SerendipitySunshine Tue 30-Jun-20 14:54:00

I love Dad's Army!

BackforGood Tue 30-Jun-20 14:58:08

Oooh. somehow missed the first thread, but this looks like a thread I could love grin

borntobequiet Tue 30-Jun-20 14:59:25

I’m genuinely old and this is utter bollocks.

Bioprepper Tue 30-Jun-20 16:26:03

i am marking my place here

i saw the bero books on the old thread and i didnt even think to mention bero!! I have 4 books. One from 1920s and one from the 1940s both were gifts from grannys friend after my granny died and said she used to bake cakes for tea for her, her husband my granny, grandad and for my mother as a child.

Then i have my grannys 1970s one which i know she didnt return the favour because she was rubbish at baking but my mother used it for home economics, and then i have a new one i bought for myself!

my favourites are coffee kisses, melting moments, Australian crunchie and scones. I also find nothing works as well as bero yorkshire puddings grin

Howhighsthewaterpa6 Tue 30-Jun-20 16:30:17

The Bronley dusting powder is in the sale....

mogloveseggs Tue 30-Jun-20 17:35:08

@MsRinky what a lovely story! And now I need to buy crumpets grin
@AdaColeman I had a great aunt Nellie who was a Mary Ellen. Formidable woman. Taught me how to slice coopers brown bread so thin. She always held it so close to her hefty bosom I don't know how she didn't do herself a damage!

mogloveseggs Tue 30-Jun-20 17:35:42

And a bero book is a must!

poppy2021 Tue 30-Jun-20 18:00:12

@borntobequiet if you don't like the thread don't read it. Simple as that. The rest of us are enjoying ourselves

wildthingsinthenight Tue 30-Jun-20 18:01:09

Yay shiny new thread! Thank you AiryFairyMum

wildthingsinthenight Tue 30-Jun-20 18:02:51

borntbequiet sending lots of lovely lavender wafts of love your way from this very happy place! flowers

borntobequiet Tue 30-Jun-20 18:05:57

Ugh <fans self, drinks gin>

wildthingsinthenight Tue 30-Jun-20 18:06:01

My mum has just given me a stack of People's Friends smile

DurhamDurham Tue 30-Jun-20 18:08:40

Our two year old granddaughter lives with us and so that she doesn't pick up on an unsavoury word we've started to say 'oh my goodness' when things don't go entirely to plan.
We say it a lot. Sometimes I put so much vitriol in to it I may as well just have said 'oh f*ck it!'

Bellablahhole Tue 30-Jun-20 18:15:58

Delurking to say I thoroughly enjoyed the last thread and I'm delighted to see thread 2. My wish list has grown somewhat due to the lovely items mentioned already. flowers to all who contributed.

FedUpAtHomeTroels Tue 30-Jun-20 18:27:10

I am old. I have sensible sandals, Sketchers go walks (I and another nurse were waxing lyrical about them to young uns at work on the weekend) and Harvest knickers as someone called them, so bloody comfy, I should have bought them years ago.
My soap love is Bronnely Lemon, used to buy it for my great aunt for Christmas. Used to be shaped like lemons in the box.
I have lost my Bero cook book in our latest house move. I accused Dh of throwing it away.

hippochoc Tue 30-Jun-20 18:30:27

Well said poppy we need to keep the spirit of the original thread.

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