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Anyone fancy joining me in living life according to Granny Murray's advice?

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spotofcheerfulness Tue 07-Aug-12 07:47:23

As of yesterday, I decided that I would endeavour to live my life according to Granny Murray's words of wisdom (childminder in CBeebies' Me Too! if you've never heard of her).

Every episode she comes out with some pleasantly obvious and trivial aphorism which the characters remember in the nick of time, and which solves all their problems.

In the absence of any other guiding philosophy/religion in my life, I have decided to live by her advice each day, and when in doubt, ask myself "what would Granny Murray do?"

Yesterday, she advised me to make the most of the sunshine. Today, it's more haste, less speed. I am surely on a fast track to canonisation if I continue to follow this path.

Anyone else fancy joining me? Or do you have another TV mentor?

bagpuss Wed 24-Oct-12 06:56:35

"Always take the advice you give"

Well I shall be re reading this thread to find something suitable to get me through the rest of half term today.

Where is everyone else?

3duracellbunnies Thu 18-Oct-12 06:57:54

Only caught last 5 mins but think it was along lines of when it is raining it's good to remind people off the sun, will bear that in mind as I cajole 3 dripping children to school!

bagpuss Wed 17-Oct-12 06:53:51

"We all need a helping hand from time to time"

Yes, I could do with a helping hand with non sleeping toddlers <weary>.

greenhill Fri 12-Oct-12 06:40:31

Granny Murray's house is windy, she can fly a kite inside the house.

"Sometimes it is better to go back to the beginning and start again"

3duracellbunnies Thu 11-Oct-12 09:15:40

Oh good that hopefully means that the admin staff at school will be all grumpy today due to all my frowning at being expected to sit at school for half an hour between parents evening appointments while dh tries to get everyone to bed. Everyone else has sibling appointments within 10 minutes, except me, frown frown!

bagpuss Thu 11-Oct-12 06:55:08

"Smiles spread and so do frowns"

I wish sleep spread in this house. It isn't natural to be up at this time of the day, I'm sure confused.

3duracellbunnies Mon 08-Oct-12 06:50:40

It's brilliant to be able to do more than one thing

She was talking about having more than one skill, but I think that might mean that it would be really good if I sit down and have a relax while ds is at preschool as well as tidying the conservatory!

Arithmeticulous Sat 29-Sep-12 14:18:40

She means Claude's emissions. <bleuk>

spotofcheerfulness Sat 29-Sep-12 11:55:38

So this gist of today's advice was "sometimes you have to clear up after others".
Sometimes??? She has clearly never been to my house...

VagolaJahooli Fri 28-Sep-12 16:28:38

So if I don't know how to do something, it is possible so I shouldn't try, is that what she is saying. I know how to make chocolate cake, but I don't know how to make waldorf salad. Should I just eat cake forever? Is that what she is saying?

bagpuss Fri 28-Sep-12 09:18:15

She's been reading the Kamasutra again wink.

spotofcheerfulness Fri 28-Sep-12 06:39:57

"nothing is impossible when you know how".

spotofcheerfulness Thu 27-Sep-12 06:54:06

i agree. It's also more of a "something to appreciate" rather than specific advice. If someone can invent DP a memory so he wakes me at 7.30 rather than 6.30 as agreed after rather large night out I would be most grateful <mouth like bottom of birdcage>

3duracellbunnies Thu 27-Sep-12 06:43:59

Remember some of the best inventions are discovered by accident

well if someone accidently discovers a way to stop dh waking me up at 4am and then fidgeting until ds wakes me a 6, please let me know. Might just have to continue yesterday's advice.

greenhill Wed 26-Sep-12 11:09:14

I like that one, I've just had a chocolate chip brioche and have a brew

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 26-Sep-12 10:23:33

Oh, that's a good one.

I often do forget.

<<shovels in crisps>>

<<makes yet more tea>>

<<slumps and slouches at desk>>

bagpuss Wed 26-Sep-12 10:17:46

"Don't forget to look after yourself"

VagolaJahooli Tue 25-Sep-12 21:14:19


3duracellbunnies Tue 25-Sep-12 16:56:19

I will take it to mean the fun time ds and I had looking at lego models in the lego store and hide this thread from dh, don't want him getting any ideas

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 25-Sep-12 13:28:33

I'm making tea in a minute, so I'm taking it to mean 'Play safe: make sure you brew your tea long enough'.

bagpuss Tue 25-Sep-12 13:15:26

I have a ship shaped butter dish grin

Today's is "Play safe, play well". I'm not sure how to apply that to the rest of the day confused.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sun 23-Sep-12 12:52:23

I'm ignoring the ship-shape one.

I am always kind to animals though.

VagolaJahooli Sun 23-Sep-12 12:39:07

I have a pirate ship mold, is she telling me I should make a ship shaped cake?

3duracellbunnies Sun 23-Sep-12 07:29:24

Oh no, she sounds like my mother now, more pressure to get the house tidy for ds's party. It was going too be at the park but the forecast of torrential downpours makes that unlikely, so have had to wade through loads of tidying as well as usual party prep.

Hopefully she doesn't mean that the storm will turn the house into a ship and we need to be preparing to hoist the mainsail!

spotofcheerfulness Sun 23-Sep-12 06:48:43

"make sure everything is ship-shape".

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