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    Had to share this...

    She Who Must Be Obeyed just put the kettle on to make us both a cup of coffee.

    Sadly, having placed two mugs on the worktop and after adding a spoonful of Nescafe to each, she has now poured the contents of the kettle into the almost-new jar of Nescafe.

    That's it - as I said - just had to share.

    #2
    Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
    She Who Must Be Obeyed just put the kettle on to make us both a cup of coffee.

    Sadly, having placed two mugs on the worktop and after adding a spoonful of Nescafe to each, she has now poured the contents of the kettle into the almost-new jar of Nescafe.

    That's it - as I said - just had to share.

    I have this image of you chuckling after posting it, and she then slowly pours the entire jar over you
    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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      #3
      Boiling water & Lobsters... they don't mix! Tread carefully lad, tread carefully...

      We all have "senior moments" as time rolls on... Mrs Lodger (Well, my landlady technically..) found her missing reading glasses in the freezer once.. (& no it wasn't me..)
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        If it makes her feel any better, I once placed an electric kettle on a gas hob and lit it.

        I was pregnant at the time, though.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          #5
          Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
          She Who Must Be Obeyed just put the kettle on to make us both a cup of coffee.

          Sadly, having placed two mugs on the worktop and after adding a spoonful of Nescafe to each, she has now poured the contents of the kettle into the almost-new jar of Nescafe.

          That's it - as I said - just had to share.
          Poor Mrsthelobster, glad she wasn't injured. Was she busy multi-tasking another errand for you at the time?

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            #6
            Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
            ... Mrs Lodger (Well, my landlady technically..) found her missing reading glasses in the freezer once.. (& no it wasn't me..)
            I bet she did it herself - so that she could give you one of her cold stares...be good artful..

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              #7
              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
              If it makes her feel any better, I once placed an electric kettle on a gas hob and lit it.

              I was pregnant at the time, though.
              I'm a big fan of yours MTG, but claiming you see through your stomach is a stretch (mark) of the imagination.

              Although if I were to defend you in court anecdotal evidence could be provided as per the current s21 dispute e.g naval contempation, command etc etc - worth a try eh?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
                Sadly, having placed two mugs on the worktop and after adding a spoonful of Nescafe to each, she has now poured the contents of the kettle into the almost-new jar of Nescafe.
                Stop press: we've now worked by trial and error that the resulting jar of thick brown gloop can be used satisfactorily at a rate of 1.5 teaspoonfuls per cup of coffee...

                Before you ask, I'm a Yorkshireman.

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                  #9
                  I'll share this one with you.

                  I was telling my mother how depressed we were about the current price of heating oil - we've just forked out £686 to fill our tank (almost as much as her first house cost, apparently, but that was a long time ago).

                  Anyway, she told me that she was glad I'd warned her about the price hike, and how she definitely wouldn't be using that oil-filled radiator we'd given her for emergencies (she has gas-fired heating normally) until the price of oil comes down.
                  'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
                    the resulting jar of thick brown gloop can be used satisfactorily at a rate of 1.5 teaspoonfuls per cup of coffee...

                    Before you ask, I'm a Yorkshireman.
                    You've just created the Mrs Lobster brand of Camp Coffee.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                      I'll share this one with you.

                      I was telling my mother how depressed we were about the current price of heating oil - we've just forked out £686 to fill our tank (almost as much as her first house cost, apparently, but that was a long time ago).

                      Anyway, she told me that she was glad I'd warned her about the price hike, and how she definitely wouldn't be using that oil-filled radiator we'd given her for emergencies (she has gas-fired heating normally) until the price of oil comes down.
                      Aw, bless.

                      I think thats true of the older generation, speaking from my own point of view and having to deal with my Grandmother this week. She refused a zimmer and toilet frame this week, after asking how much they were worth and not realising she wouldn't have to pay for them!!

                      I have to confess, when I worked in sales I used to absolutely love valuing houses for pensioners, and people who had bought their houses for what your Mum did. Not because I under priced (before anyone gets that in ), but to see the look of genuine surprise, shock, happiness on their faces (then have to sit for 30 mins after, drinking tea and biscuits, proving with comparables that I hadn't made a mistake!). Such a nice change from ....... well mines got a downstairs loo and that means it must be worth about 30K more than one thats just sold two doors down.

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