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cheers Apr 20th 2011 3:32 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9316514)
The weather here is absolulty superb at the moment. :D

Had to get my cardy off and my shades on!!! :thumbup:

Oh shut up!:lol:

You like to make grown men cry.;)

I'm listening to Smooth Radio as I write.

Mummy in the foothills Apr 20th 2011 3:58 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 9315614)
Mummy.....I ripped the cover off the sponge and threw it away. When I go to the shops this weekend I will look for the name of it. Will save you alot of work.

Thank you :thumbsup:

Mummy in the foothills Apr 20th 2011 4:00 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by bandrui (Post 9315822)
Pressure-washer. That's what you need. They work great for all sorts of things.

I have one of those never thought of trying it on the windows, although Dh just painted the whole outside last summer so I'd worry I'd wash off some of the lovely new paint. :o

Mummy in the foothills Apr 20th 2011 4:01 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by islandwoman120 (Post 9315826)
I think this is called Magic Sponge, it is white in colour and has a heavy, strange feel with a smooth(ish) texture. can also get kids crayon marks off the wall (so can a piece of rolled up white bread!).

It can't be that, I have those and if I tried to use them over the window screens it's fall apart and leave white bits everywhere. I love those white magic erasers, I have a 6 year old and she has sticky fingers no matter how many times she washes her hands :sneaky:

Mummy in the foothills Apr 20th 2011 4:03 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 (Post 9316141)
Here's something to feast your eyes on (from the Daily Telegraph expat section)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/exp...f-Britain.html

You are very bad, now I'm hungry and nothing will satisfy.

Mummy in the foothills Apr 20th 2011 4:04 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9316142)
I love how they just come like clockwork too and get started. I remember as a teenager, I would sleep in late and there were quite a few times I'd forget to shut the curtains and wake up to see the window cleaner right in front of me :eek:

I used to know he'd been while I was a work as he'd pop all the windows upstairs closed, so I'd walk into a stuffy house.

Pistolpete2 Apr 20th 2011 4:11 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9316661)
You are very bad, now I'm hungry and nothing will satisfy.

Sorry about that! Anyway isn't this ON TOPIC - a great motivator for going "back" is the good ole full English breakfast and real back bacon and tasty meaty sausages. I admit it's not really healthy eating.

trottytrue Apr 20th 2011 4:21 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Mummy in the foothills.....You are correct its not either one of those. They would fall apart if you tried to clean a screen with them. This one I have is yellow and very heavy. I did try cleaning the screen with the high power washer but you have to be careful not to get too close or have it on high power or it can rip a hole in your screen:eek: Wonder who did that.:frown:

trottytrue Apr 20th 2011 4:33 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Easterndawn.....Are you going to pop back onto our regular thread. My head is getting dizzy decided which thread I should post in. :eek:

jasper123 Apr 20th 2011 5:18 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by ldyinlv (Post 9316132)
Its certainly not something you see over there like here in the UK. My Mom has a guy that comes every month and charges her 4 pounds to clean all of her windows. I couldnt believe how cheap it was..:)
Jackie

Hi Jackie,
My Mum has a guy comes every month to clean all the windows and he charges £5 ----- I think its quite normal here to have your windows cleaned on a regular basis, the same guy has been coming around for over 20 years my Mum says, I remember once I had my windows cleaned in Vegas just before my Mum came on one of her visits, it cost me $40 ----- so that was just a one off for me me dear:frown::blink:
Hope your doing fine over here still, iisn'tit hot over here now, about 24c and every day loads of sunshine and blue skies.
Rodney.

jasper123 Apr 20th 2011 5:30 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II
 

Originally Posted by Easterndawn (Post 9315781)
Windsong, I do not have to twist or read things into what you have wrote it is there in black and white. Think what you will, my only probllem is when people put down other countries where people were either born or have family who are citizens of that country, which you have done constantly through out many of your posts.

I have never complained to any of the moderators, I say what I have to in the thread. I have no intention of making this a slaggin match, I just think that putting down someones country of birth is not the way to go on the original thread as it does not do anyone any good or help them make the move back to the UK.

Ed VERY WELL SAID INDEED,

trottytrue Apr 20th 2011 6:01 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
ED...couldnt agree with you more. I get upset but dont complain to moderators but can see how it could frustrate some folks.

trottytrue Apr 20th 2011 6:17 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Mummy in the foothills.....This is what the sponge looks like. I think you can also get it at Amazon. I am sure if you ask in Lowes or Home Depot they will have them I think thats where I got mine from.

http://www.parish-supply.com/dry_cleaning_sponge.htm

Fish n Chips 56 Apr 20th 2011 6:28 pm

Re: Off-topic posts from over 50's/60's thread
 

Originally Posted by chriswinter (Post 9315604)
I thought this was the "off-topic" posts thread??? :confused::unsure:

I have no idea how this forum could get more confusing, last night I decided I was done with the old original thread, it seems there is nothing or very little I could contribute, infact to be totally honest Im not sure what the so called "posting rules" are for that thread, so maybe I could post or maybe not, I try to stay within the rules and try to keep people happy...

I made the decision to stay on the NEW off topic thread, and not any visit others including this chit chat thread, so then I sign on and can't find that thread, its gone....

Oh Boy.....

Please moderators, Im not mad at you and dont need the explaination, I can see you have a difficult thankless job of sorting out this mess, the logic speaks for itself... but its just geting too much for me... I'm not sure its worth all the aggravation...

And yes I know I moaned about all the different threads, this constant changing does my head in.

windsong Apr 20th 2011 6:33 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II
 

Originally Posted by Easterndawn (Post 9315781)
Windsong, I do not have to twist or read things into what you have wrote it is there in black and white. Think what you will, my only probllem is when people put down other countries where people were either born or have family who are citizens of that country, which you have done constantly through out many of your posts.

I have never complained to any of the moderators, I say what I have to in the thread. I have no intention of making this a slaggin match, I just think that putting down someones country of birth is not the way to go on the original thread as it does not do anyone any good or help them make the move back to the UK.


I think you need to realize that we wouldn't be going back to the UK - which is what this forum is about - if we were happy in the USA. We are all entitled to make comments. If someone takes offense at them and refuses to see that others have opinions which might be different from theirs, it's too bad.

If you don't like it, put me on ignore. You have a choice - as does everyone else.

Full stop, period, end of story - from my end.


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