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Had a lifetime of highly polished boots and shoes and the soles, try polishing the brass eyelets on those boots without getting metal polish on the black bit.I did draw the line at polishing my carpet slippers and the issue sand-shoes, none of those fancy joggers in my time in fact never worn a pair in my life probably why I still have good feet.The pathetic tattoos have me totally baffled why would someone desecrate their bodies with them and rings everywhere I would call it tribal apart from all else.They may just as well go the whole hog and wear feathers woad and bands to elongate the neck, oh and how about lip discs?
Hi hi, you mean like this?
Manky is used in Yorks, but Clatty is a new one to me..love it.
Shoes..my job from being 9 was shoe cleaning each night down the cellar, Dad's work shoes, our school shoes and play shoes. No prob until one night on way back up ( I missed them on the way down) 2 pheasants hanging by their necks on an old clothes horse...screamed my head off, daren't walk past. I'm still a bit timid about bright coloured birds.
No one liked the taste except Dad.( well they were free ! ).Manky big fashion.
Good job you can't see my son and SIL, Pentillie and Frank. Both covered in tatoos and son has a huge hole in his earlobe with some sort of fixture in it. Can hold a cigarette. I am constantly telling them they will regret it when they reach old age, but they don't listen. However, all I will say is never judge a book by it's cover.
They are of a different era.
Oh dear,I feel pre historic.
Why's that Gilly.
Because I,m in a different era without realising it,not having children means you don,t mentally grow up a generation.
I've never grown up Gilly. Well, perhaps I'm not quite so daft as when I was young.
Gilly I've no kids but like to think I'm in touch, except technology, got lost in 2000.
In my view everyone is entitled to do what they like with their bodies I personally don't like tattoos, can't get beyond what was done to the Jews, so maybe I'm now of the older generation.
Tina I hate that earlobe thing, and strongly dislike facial piercings, but I do have pierced ears. That made my father so cross, mutilation in his view, but after I'd had mine done at 18, Mum and younger sister did the same.
Everyone to their own and I think if you are a good and kind person ( and a gardener) then life is too short to judge others, or to care what others think. So endeth my lesson...
Well said KEF topic closed.
On the subject of tattoos, I think some of them are really good, a chap I know on a different internet forum has one on his forearm that looks like bits of the skin have been peeled back to reveal bits of a terminator (rather than bone). They do look awful when they're several years old and fading to blue, you can have the colour re-injected to keep the colour.
The ones that baffle me are the ones that are chinese writing. How on earth do you know you've really been tattooed 'angel' or 'dove' or anything similar, and not 'bitch' or 'soup' (you have to watch big bang theory to get that one).
On the subject of heavily pregnant ladies, they should be allowed to wear what the hell they want. Having had my first at the end of August, I spent the entire last month of my pregnancy in just a T-shirt, camped out in front of the portable air-conditioner. If I had to go out, I pulled on an old pair of jodphurs, or the lovely maternity leggings. If anyone had pointed out my lack of sartorial elegance, I would have hit them with the nearest hard object! Personally I've always steered clear of anything clingy, especially when I'd got a bun in the oven, the baggier the better. If I do wear anything that's even reasonably tailored, men of a certain age and upbringing talk to my chest, not to me. I dress for comfort most of the time, can't understand women that totter around on stilettos, they probably can't understand why I like to spend most of my time in boots (like the purple Dr Marten's boots I smuggled into my sister-in -law's evening 'do' when I was her bridesmaid). Each to their own, I leave the silly clothes to the Stepford wives.
What I don't like to see is young children with pierced ears - and you now see babies/toddlers with them. Isn't that child abuse?.. Becoming very difficult if you have children because peer pressure means that 7 and 8yr olds are harrassing their parents to let them get their ears pierced. Glad I'm past all that stuff!
Re tattoos - there was a story on one of the comedy quiz shows (HIGNFY I think) a while back about a woman who got her husband to do a huge tattoo on her back. He did - covering her whole back - and she assumed it was a lovely picture as it took ages. What she didn't know was: he knew she was having an affair, so he had tattooed a huge t**d complete with buzzing flies .....
Now that's revenge!!
I can't say I like tattoos but if that's what young people want to do, then so be it. I don't take any notice any more because I know they are still the same pleasant people, just got a marble loose. There's a lot of money to be made in the tatoo business because it's so popular and doesn't seem to be on the decrease.
I was 21 before I had my ears pierced, daughter 13 and granddaughter has been told she can't have hers done until she's at senior school, much to her disgust, being as all her school friends have had them done for years.
This probably isn't the right place to moan about this, but why is some boy band popping up shouting about their amazing story on Gardeners World? Is there any way of telling 'The Wanted' that they're not?
This is the place to moan about anything
Are you getting them as well? Every time I click on the home page they start off yelling about their amazing story, with music, and block up half the screen. I have to quit from the site, because I can't get the cursor past them to click on anything! It's highly irritating and I can't imagine why they think Gardeners World members are their target audience ...
Big rant. What Boy band? I am not getting any of that, is this some kind of favouritism???
They have gone temporarily! I think it's actually my/my pc's fault - it has quite a small screen, so the mouse tends to flick over the adverts at which point they burst into life. Anyway, they are called the Wanted and can't wait to tell you their amazing life history, so if you see a banner on your screen and wave the mouse at it, all paranoia about favouritism will be allayed!
Sara, how can a Boy Band have an amazing life history, they will be barely out of nappies and still fighting for the fourth fish finger in their sandwich.I read autobiographies although the writers are often long gone and have had a life, I am retired yet would still not consider my life interesting to others apart from family and they would probably be bored to tears, maybe why we oldies do not talk about it?Amazing history? I wonder if they ever heard of Sir Winston Churchill, maybe not.
They have probably never heard of fish fingers, I doubt if McDonalds purvey them. As for historical ignorance, I caught a bit of some quiz type programme today (while, I hasten to add I was doing a crossword and having a cup of tea) and when the contestant was asked to name the American President, who was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, she said .... JR! I am not making this up!