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Show me your wallpaper; go on!!
Sange!, 12 of December of 2013 at 17:57

We've only got one wall papered in our house and I've recently seen some nice papers on here when you've kindly flashed your houses. Show us what you've got!! Ours is this;

Andrej, monday 24-Apr-23 19 5,256
Living Rooms - odd without a fireplace?
Bird., 19 of October of 2008 at 18:43

We're about to start decorating our living room. Currently it's cream painted walls, laminate floor, brown leather sofas. Like 90% of the living rooms in Britain at the moment? When we bought the...

Andrej, monday 24-Apr-23 15 17,141
Pina Colada
Anything can do to prevent odd airing cupboard smell tainting my towels?
Pina Colada, 1 of November of 2008 at 13:21

As title really? An odd smell penetrates our towels once they have been stored in the airing cupboard. Not sure if it's the wood that the shelves are made from or what but can't smell it when open the...

Charles, friday 21-Apr-23 5 9,675
wearing collars turned up?
muffins, 26 of May of 2009 at 18:44

Why?? I was watching something on TV and a man in his early twenties had a rugby shirt on with the collar turned up, and I wondered why? I can remember years and years ago this being a vauge fashion...

Sky, saturday 15-Apr-23 14 1,501
Lady Falafel
Is it rude not to chat to your hairdresser?
Lady Falafel, 19 of November of 2008 at 15:36

Just reminded by the other thread. I can't stand having to make small talk for an hour and a half to someone I don't know. I don't want to tell you all about my job / holiday / children / why I'm not...

Geogina, thursday 13-Apr-23 24 2,041
Purple Pixie
Need ideas for humourous book titles/authors
Purple Pixie, 29 of June of 2009 at 08:43

I'm making a cake for a retirement do that is basically three books. Each book needs a title and an author writing on it. I've been asked to make the titles/authors humourous and to fit the occasion....

Jeff, wednesday 12-Apr-23 10 3,146
How many duvet cover sets do you own?
bobbly1, 7 of January of 2009 at 12:15

I've just cleared out our airing cuboard and found we have 6 duvet covers - I only really use 2 of them, one on and one in the wash. Just wondering if 6 sets is a lot or the norm?

Lisa, tuesday 11-Apr-23 31 7,418
Anyone else putting off having a smear test?
l0vaduck, 5 of November of 2011 at 14:22

I'm due for a smear test (overdue to be honest) but I absolutely hate them. I cannot bear the thought of it - I would rather take the risk. Does anyone feel the same, and do you have a successful way...

Bhagyashree, saturday 8-Apr-23 71 4,797
InkedDoll, 30 of April of 2014 at 10:09

So I'm sure this must have been discussed before but not in recent memory, so here we go. Who has tattoos and what do you have? Please describe and flash if poss. I have 22 tattoos, but flashing all...

Miroslav, friday 7-Apr-23 56 6,644
Any plumbing experts around? Electric shower probs
allymc, 10 of February of 2009 at 20:54

We're going to be moving out of our flat in about 6 weeks time and typically the electric shower has died this week. We'll be letting the flat so we need to get it sorted. In a nutshell, it's a period...

Isabella, wednesday 29-Mar-23 6 1,119
OU assignment panic..anyone?
Sare, 30 of October of 2008 at 15:29

Had been feeling really good as sent off my first TMA yesterday.Two people on the forum have said I was supposed to put the word count at the ned of the assignment but I've read through my assessment...

Adam, wednesday 29-Mar-23 6 704
University initiations
ClareM, 3 of October of 2008 at 14:33

I've just been reading an article on the BBC website and wondered if anyone here had been through an initiation at Uni?! I don't think I'd be able to go...

Jasper, tuesday 28-Mar-23 14 4,833
Occupational health & safety laws - legal help please?
Nutella, 11 of January of 2012 at 16:05

So ladies, I need a bit of occupational health & safety law advice please before I start shouting my mouth off without the laws in place to back me up. I am moving office at the end of this week,...

Daniel, friday 24-Mar-23 8 367
Open university courses - law in particular
Lapland2015, 18 of October of 2015 at 19:39

I am umming and ahhing about signing up to an open university course in law. I currently run a business on behalf of a large company but I do not have a degree or anything and have worked my way up....

Sakosako, sunday 12-Mar-23 13 2,671
Food Help please - making gravy with an oxo cube???
peanut, 19 of October of 2008 at 14:10

I haven't got any bisto left, but I have an oxo cube. The joint of beef I have is pretty lean and the last time we didn't get any juices off it, can I make gravy with an oxo cube and water??? Thanks ...

Sterner, friday 3-Mar-23 5 132,113
wearing leggings as bottoms....
Chucklevision, 25 of October of 2014 at 00:39

So walking home from the train station this evening, I was walking behind a girl who was wearing leggings as trousers. Not only could I see a massive hole in the inner thigh area ( I was walking...

Mat, sunday 26-Feb-23 73 6,838
Salary details on a job application
glider12000, 8 of July of 2008 at 18:44

I am applying for another job and they want to know my current salary. What does this determine when you are applying for a job, and what information is the perspective employer like take from this?

Sakosako, wednesday 15-Feb-23 9 1,122
Anyone use ''?
Pittabre, 29 of September of 2013 at 08:45

What was the deal like you got from them?

Hassan, friday 3-Feb-23 13 3,979
average cost of house move - £10k?
Sunset21, 7 of April of 2009 at 12:25

I read/heard this somewhere and wondered how true it was. If we're serious about moving we need some idea of how much to budget for solicitors fees, conveyancing, removals etc. - anyone care to tell...

DuncanP, thursday 26-Jan-23 13 1,100
, 19 of February of 2013 at 22:30

Hi, my name is Jo and I'm an overeater. A horrible, horrible FAT overeater. If it wasn't for the fact I have a bad throat this evening, I'd be eating loads despite the fact I have had three square...

Virginia, wednesday 28-Dec-22 37 2,909
Best tech gift ideas for wife
James, 13 of September of 2021 at 14:38

Any gift that makes life easy and can be used daily. They are not expensive but very useful .

Charles, tuesday 27-Dec-22 1 95
taking someone to court who lives abroad, is it possible?
anna belle, 6 of February of 2009 at 15:06

I posted on here little while ago that my landlord stopped paying his mortgage many months ago. We didn't know this till a few days ago when we got a letter saying there was a possession order on the...

James, tuesday 6-Dec-22 8 12,081
Mrs Magic
(Christian) Domestic Discipline (sens re abuse?)
Mrs Magic, 23 of April of 2009 at 13:33

Has anyone heard of this? What is your take? After googling a comment from a US user on another forum earlier, I was disturbed by some of the returned results. I've spent much of the morning reading...

Eric, tuesday 6-Dec-22 53 22,974
Is this really expensive for takeaway chinese?
Hitcher, 7 of November of 2008 at 22:07

Got chinese tonight, only have their number, no menu and they haveno website so cant check prices. 1 x special fried rice 1x chicken black bean 2 x chips TOTAL - 17.10! Is it just me but is this not...

Kieran, wednesday 30-Nov-22 23 2,699
SW stir fry Sauce ideas??
ashlil, 7 of February of 2012 at 11:20

Hi guys, we've got stir fry tonight and normally use an "amoy sauce" anyone got any ideas what to have instead more sw friendly? thanks

Daron, tuesday 29-Nov-22 5 25,443
Dental phobia - can anybody help?
Notquiteme, 3 of March of 2013 at 12:08

Even though I'm not a 'regular' poster here (more of a lurker with a few hundred posts to my name), I'm still too embarrassed to post this under my usual username. In fact, it's taken me a week or so...

Dental, thursday 24-Nov-22 11 3,221
Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin............????
allymc, 6 of December of 2008 at 18:53

I was singing this version to our 7 month old yesterday and as far as I'm concerned Robin flew away. H looked at me as if I was demented and said it's 'Robin laid an egg!' I'd never heard of Robin...

Matthew, wednesday 23-Nov-22 42 42,345
Anyone had LED teeth whitening?
, 24 of July of 2013 at 15:44

I'm considering it... has anyone experienced it? Does it hurt and is it worth the money and how do you know if you are seeing someone reputable?

Dr., friday 18-Nov-22 14 1,348
mEVY Christmas !
Christmas Movies that make you cry
mEVY Christmas !, 6 of December of 2008 at 14:44

I've just watched on Movies 24 a film called The Christmas Visitor. ☹️ I've bawled my eyes out and had a good nasal clearout, fabulous! So whats the Christmas movie that reduces you to a blubbering...

Ann, monday 14-Nov-22 37 3,348
Writing a reference for a childminder. Can anyone help?
Ostrich, 23 of July of 2008 at 21:43

I've posted this on BT too but I know there are some fabulous letter writers on OT, so thought it'd be worth posting here too. Daniel had his last day at the childminder's today and it was so sad. I...

Derrick, thursday 3-Nov-22 4 54,668
pyjama wearers - pants or commando?
bobbly1, 20 of October of 2008 at 19:06

I have ALWAYS worn nighties, but after 42 years have succumbed to purchasing 2 pairs of pj's (well they were reduced to £5 in the sale!) Now, as a virgin pyjamas wearer, I have a very silly question...

Olena, monday 24-Oct-22 23 1,666
Is it safe to travel Italy?
HappyRedStationery5420, 19 of June of 2020 at 09:15

Is it safe to travel to Italy in next 2 months as I wish to spend some good time before Summer ends

Odessa, sunday 23-Oct-22 1 469

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