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Post: # 221665Post Susie
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:50 pm

Yesterday I found myself saying to my other half with real enthusiasm, 'there's a cut price offer on National Trust Membership in this month's Gardener's World! Shall we join?'.

I used to be cool.

(Admittedly only for about five minutes in 1997. But still :( ).

Is there hope for me, or is the next step a teasmade and a Slanket? And one of those big sheepskin Unibooties to keep my feet warm?
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Post: # 221666Post MuddyWitch
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:59 pm

My moment of realisation came a few years ago: I was 'Doing the Time Warp' & my teenage daughter's friend told me I was 'Mum dancing'! :oops: (I had worked on the original 1970's tour of 'The Rocky Horror Show' so I think she had a point!)

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Post: # 221669Post Millymollymandy
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:28 pm

Susie wrote:And one of those big sheepskin Unibooties to keep my feet warm?
No luv there is no hope, I have a heated one under my desk and use it every day, with a blanket wrapped around my legs. :lol: And I was cool once too (or so I thought!). There comes a time when you just don't care any more and it is very liberating! :cheers:
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Post: # 221678Post Milims
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:59 pm

Susie wrote:Is there hope for me, or is the next step a teasmade and a Slanket?
Oh dear - that makes me hopeless then :oops: :oops:
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Post: # 221681Post Flo
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:12 pm

I know I'm not a bright young thing because I'm a recycled teenager. That's one of the pleasures of being a grandparent when your grandchildren are just growing out of teenage years.

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Post: # 221687Post Susie
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:35 pm

I'm going to embrace it! I'm going to buy a Unibootie and sit in it listening to the Archers :wink: .

(Poor Nigel!).
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Post: # 221691Post growingthings
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: I've been listening to the Archers since I was a teen, so I guess I never was cool :lol: :lol: :lol:

Then again I've never really cared either way so I think that makes it alright :dontknow:

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Post: # 221693Post citizentwiglet
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:01 pm

LOL, I've just been enthusing on Facebook. About a vacuum cleaner. A bloody vacuum cleaner, for God's sake.

I've had the membership to Gardeners' World magazine, The National Trust AND Historic Scotland for the last three years, and I'm seriously considering joining the WI (well, the Scottish equivalent) so I am 'waaaaaaaaaaaay uncool' (as I understand 'da kidz' speak these days).
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Post: # 221700Post fran
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:40 pm

Flo wrote:I know I'm not a bright young thing because I'm a recycled teenager. That's one of the pleasures of being a grandparent when your grandchildren are just growing out of teenage years.
As Jasper Carrot once said, teenagers and their grandparents are so alike. They both play their music or the tv too loud, they spend half their lives asleep and all of them are on drugs! :lol:
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Post: # 221712Post AngeB
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:42 pm

I recently caught myself talking to young police officers and bank managers, and my own managers, as though they were my sons - and I'm only 30, and I don't have any children! They just look so young!

Plus I wear woolly cardies and if I could have a tartan blankt constantly covering my knees I would do. I can't resist the urge to pull up young men's trousers when I can see their panties (well I can resist the urge because I don't do it, but you know what I mean)...it just goes on, but then people have often told me I'm older than I actually am (and I didn't even have a paper round!) :lol:
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Post: # 221714Post Graye
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:48 pm

The day my son said to me "drive carefully". It always used to be me saying that... :cooldude:
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Post: # 221724Post fifi folle
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:53 pm

I've had a membership of the National Trust for Scotland since I was 22!
We're cool, just in a different way! These days I don't think it's cool to get paralytic wearing teeny tiny short dresses and chatting up any bloke in sight but did when I was 17/18 (then again I would also spend my weekend gardening whilst recovering from the hangover, I may have always been a bit odd!!!)

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Post: # 221731Post red
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:47 pm

..when i was at a ceilidh and asked them to turn the music down...


i got ID'd when buying beer only last year. I'm in my 40s. i was embarrassedly rummaging through my purse looking for something to prove my age, and came across the English Heritage membership card.. wondered if that proved it!
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Post: # 221766Post Susie
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:18 am

I may occasionally buy The People's Friend....

...for the knitting patterns! (That probably makes it worse :-) ).
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Post: # 221782Post Milims
Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:41 pm

My OH said to me the other day "Don't worry I'll still love you if you start reading the Womans Weekly"
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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