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Monday, 24 September 2012

Evidence that Fran has forgotten everything she learned when doing her O'level in Avoiding Impulsive Acts

We sit and think for a LOOONG time before we book a holiday.  Oh no, no rushing into a decision for us.  We are just SO cautious and hesitant about it....

Today's teatime conversation:

6.45  Husband says, 'Oh, that holiday cottage brochure came through.  It's got the same cottage in Tenby that we went to last Easter.'

6.46  I say, flicking through the brochure, 'Yes, here it is.  Oh, I really enjoyed that.  Didn't you?'

6.47  I say, 'I've found it on the Internet.  It's free Easter week 2013.'

6.47 and 30 seconds  Husband says, 'I'll just go and get the bank card.'

6.48  'Right, then, read me the number.'

So, it's all booked, and we're going back a third time to see the dead mice and other Pembrokeshire attractions which my most longstanding readers will perhaps remember and newer followers may like to find out about.

Our last holiday was in Swanage where we stayed in a B & B and discovered the Tiniest Fridge in the Whole World.

There are bigger fridges in Tenby than in Swanage.  But, that's not hard.

We had to take both racks out in order to fit the bottle of wine in there.  When we bought a pint of milk as well, we were stymied.

Those are my husband's limbs in the picture.  Some of them anyway.  He has more.





27 comments:

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    1. Big Laugh! Well spotted. That's the next blog called 'Reasons Why Fran is Now Living Alone in a Flat and Eating Pot Noodles'. No, not really. They're just baggy shorts. Very baggy ...

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  2. That is indeed the world's tiniest refrigerator and should be featured on news programs all over the world and in the guiness book of world records. Now, please explain, again, why are you going back? Because we're all creatures of habit?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Have you read the book 'Round Ireland with a Fridge'? I'm just thinking how much easier his job would have been.

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  3. That's one tiny fridge. And you're returning?

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    1. It was indeed very sweet but no, not to the fridge. The fridge is in Swanage. We're going to Tenby.

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  4. normally, its so cold in Swanage one has no need of a fridge...

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    1. We were lucky that week, then, but I don't mind the cold anyway as I've always preferring putting clothes on to taking them off. One can take that too far, though, and sometimes I have to remember that I also need to get through the front door.

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  5. Good to know the spirit of Columbus lives on.

    Anna May x

    ps You could get a lot of chocolate in that fridge

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    1. We could have done, Anna May, except that it never made it to the fridge ...

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  6. I'm guessing this was the tiniest B&B in the whole world. When it came to fitting in your husbands other limbs, you were stymied!

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    1. Ha ha! That made me laugh.

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  7. Seems sensible to me...you enjoyed it...you are going back...nothing wrong with that....

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    1. This is true. And I'm sure the dead mice will be pleased to see us again.

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  8. Hope you pack a cool-box this time. It will solve your milk dilemma.

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    1. So would taking a cow, but you might be right: a cool-box would be easier.

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  9. The mistake you clearly made was in going to Swanage (I wonder where that is? does it have lots of swans?) in a sufficient heatwave for the wearing of shorts. If you go on a normal summer day, then clearly no refrigeration is necessary. Problem solved.

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  10. Oh, it's in Dorset. Very nice.

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  11. My Swanage / swans comment reminds me of my dad, who used to use the "-age" suffix to invent words. Eg, "There seems to be a lot of bookage on that table" or "Your mother is baking cakeage". You had to concentrate sometimes because "garbage" could mean clothes (lots of garb) and "message" could mean messiness. But I should go to bed. It's after half midnight, too late for a retired lady to be up and about, especially one who has to collect her baby grandson at 9 am outside his mother's work.

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    1. Look, you can ramble on as long as you like about Englishy stuff like this. I absolutely love it. Word endings especially. 'Ish' always fascinates me, the way we stick it on the end of words. I like the sound of your dad. Can I say 'We've done a lot of Swanage-age' do you think?

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    2. You took the words out of my dad's mouth.

      He invented quite a lot of words. Snoof was one: it means a look around to see what's what - I had a snoof but I couldn't see where you'd left it. And wurfle(s): a portion of one's anatomy, non-specific, eg I'm got a pain in my wurfles = I feel generally unwell in the central area.

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  12. This is the exact opposite of me and my friend choosing where to go... in fact I may have to blog on the same subject...

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    1. And so you did, and it made me laugh. I shared it on Facebook to challenge my friends to work out whether they're more like me or you!

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  13. ooh we went to Pembrokeshire many a time when I was as child and all loved it. We helped bail hay our dogs chased rats & my big brother fell in love with the farmer's daughter & she him !
    We had the tiniest fridge ever in the charity shop. It held our small carton of semi skimmed milk for tea & coffee time. It was donated so already past it's best & finally gave up completely - not without a noisy fight though. Now we keep the milk in a broken Arsenal cool bag ( with no ice packs to keep it cool )

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  14. Wow, very small fridge. It wouldn't be able to hold all my diet cokes!

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  15. A good sized 'fridge is very important .... says a lot about an establishment .
    My grandmother was so proud of her first one , she insisted it went in the moving van with everything else when they moved around the corner , despite the fact that it hadn't worked for years . It was useful for putting clutter on .

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  16. Thanks for inviting us along too, I'm glad we were part of the impulse. Although did you really have to put a picture of Dad's shorts-and-socks combo on your blog?!!! x

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