Cowart's Common Room
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Oh how I long to sound off about Mil and Dil but I mustn't. I have a few precious minutes whilst they are down the shops with Tom. Poor things have only been here two days and I'm already getting scratchy! Here's hoping that just getting if off my chest in the common room will make me a more tolerant, nicer person!

Posted at 3rd Oct 2007 - 09:57AM   Posted by ChrisH   Oops - a moan has just escaped! Comments: 11

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Westerwitch's Avatar Scratch away . . .we will all understand you know . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Oct 2007 at 10:27AM

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Call that a mona good gracious women put some backbone into it!! Now try again, use caps adn bold if it helps off you go..!!!!!! Here I know it is a bit early in the day but have a randy slammer anyway as you missed out lastnight!!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 3rd Oct 2007 at 10:53AM

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ChrisH's Avatar Oh all right then... PRUNES, TWO BEDROOMS NOT JUST TWO BEDS, BATHS (WE'RE ON A WATER METER). FUSS FUSS FUSS FUSS FUSS. Ahhhhhhhh!

Posted by: ChrisH on 3rd Oct 2007 at 11:04AM

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Milla's Avatar Drives you mad!! I was lucky enough always got on very well with my in-laws who died some time ago (13th anniversary of Bill's mum's death yesterday and his dad in 4 weeks) but my mother had to wear a grim jaw sometimes dealing with hers. Indeed she had a DIL until last year when I haven't had any since 1994. AND, she never had her own father who died before she was born, so it's all a bit strange really.

Posted by: Milla on 3rd Oct 2007 at 11:19AM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar Minlaw is fabulous, have to say. Finlaw i didn't talk to for years following an unseemly argument over Sunday lunch. Stepminlaw is the kind of woman that cheap comedians make jokes about.
BIL and I had long-running feud for years but since he acted as our solicitor for the house move (and didn't charge) he has gone up hugely in my estimation. SIL I am not talking to for crimes against me too boring to recount and for generally being a PITA.
So, scratch on Chris.....we'll set up a dedicated scratching pole!

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 3rd Oct 2007 at 11:31AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I've been really lucky. First fil and mil both very nice people. She died far too young (60). He lived in the south so didn't see much of him. Stepmil was rather tiresome but very kind to my daughter. Second fil and mil I was very fond of. They were both pretty aged when I met them and died early in my marriage. First bil and wife I love and still get on very well with, plus their children etc who call me Aunt Rho still. Second bil and wife, I was also very fond of and their children etc (mostly!)

Posted by: Withy Brook on 3rd Oct 2007 at 12:10PM

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Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Oh Chris ...did laugh at the PRUNES...you could feel them virtually hitting the wall!! How much longer?

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 3rd Oct 2007 at 12:43PM

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Suffolkmum's Avatar I have never had a MIL or FIL and only have one SIL who lives abroad! Can't decide if that makes me fortunate or not. Of course it's not very fortunate for R, but keeps the angst down at Chrsitmas - and, of course, allows MY family to totally dominate - actually not sure if that is a good or bad thing ...

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 3rd Oct 2007 at 01:08PM

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Ivy's Avatar Suffolk mum : let me tell you you are VERY fortunate (can anybody enlighten me on the PRUNE bit I trust you are not talking about the fruit???)

Posted by: Ivy on 3rd Oct 2007 at 04:30PM

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LittleBrownDog's Avatar Yes - fill us in on prunes please Chris. One can only imagine...Surprised

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 3rd Oct 2007 at 10:27PM

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Pondside's Avatar Oh Chris your MIL may well be related to my StepMIL who also comes with prunes and SPECIAL CEREAL! Not only that she HATES whatever bed we give her and complains loudly to one and all that she only has a bad back here. Also complains that I am 'always reading' and one morning (and no matter how early I get up, she is up too, ready to pounce!) she whipped the newspaper off the table as I read it. I could go on and on. The Great Dane's father really knew how to choose!

Posted by: Pondside on 4th Oct 2007 at 01:01AM

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