Battenberg

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    Battenberg reacted to Van Lady in luxuary items   
    One of life’s luxuries for me has always been having a bath/shower, clean nightwear and getting into a bed with clean sheets etc. Just lovely!
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    Battenberg got a reaction from Van Lady in luxuary items   
    Bedding. I love good quality sheets and bedding.
     
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    Battenberg reacted to One percent in luxuary items   
    Same, would rather spend it on my surroundings. 
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    Battenberg got a reaction from One percent in luxuary items   
    I have a weakness for stuff for the house but more permanent features than accessories. I’ve just had aluminium bi-folds fitted. Had the Smart Sensations range to closely match my windows. Cost a fair bit more than grey aluminium but a luxury i couldn’t resist. Same went with my fireplace and Portuguese limestone surround. 
    I’m careful in so many areas because I like to pick nice stuff for the house. I hardly ever have anything clothes wise, make up, shoes etc.
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    Battenberg reacted to SillyBilly in Favourite Food?   
    Home made Shepherd's pie with a little grating of cheese cooked by dear old Mother still scores pretty highly. Haven't had it in a few years but absolutely wonderful.
    I am more of a hearty meal type person than pretentious food, I occasionally have to sit in fancy restaurants for work entertaining or being entertained and I seldom enjoy the experience or the food (relative to its price, of course it is generally good). Much rather a well cooked meal at home centered around a quality cut of meat/fish, a nice sauce and well-cooked veg. It is pretty simple. And a decent portion size. Perhaps showing my roots but I'd genuinely prefer to go to a decent gastro pub than the Fat Duck which is the restaurant foodies around here crow about.
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    Battenberg reacted to Van Lady in We are women, we are strong ....   
    I wish that society would step back and recognise that biologically men and women are very different with differing expectations, strengths, desires and capacity in life.
    Unfortunately I think it will take a long time to happen, if it ever does!
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    Battenberg reacted to Frank Hovis in We are women, we are strong ....   
    I've not seen a woman on the bins.
    Presumably because they don't want to do it.
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    Battenberg reacted to Sgt Hartman in Mr Bercow   
    'Oooorrdaaaaa'
    O'da
    O'da
    'Oooorrdaaaaa'
     
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    Battenberg reacted to ad_ceng in How's the tax return going?   
    Paid the accountant to do it. I fucking hate tax and the tax man.
    it is nothing more than theft. 
     
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    Battenberg reacted to OurDayWillCome in Freelander of Peace   
    Just some pissed up 97 year old!
    Freeloader of Peace
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    Battenberg got a reaction from XswampyX in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    In fairness anyone who voted to leave that night was probably feeling happy the day after, I know I was.
    Today, not so much.
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    Battenberg reacted to TheNoSnowMan in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    She is bad, certainly. But people seem to forget the one who created the foundation of all our current woes. To me, Bliar was, and always will be the worst of the fucking worst when it comes to British PM's. The living embodiment of a snake oil salesman.
    If Brexit being betrayed means seeing that cunt hanging from a lamp post - it might just be worth it.
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    Battenberg reacted to SillyBilly in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    You know it is bad when a credible option on the ballot is a traitorous IRA sympathising Communist whose only attractive feature is his ability to well and truly f**k everything up.
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    Battenberg got a reaction from XswampyX in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    In fairness anyone who voted to leave that night was probably feeling happy the day after, I know I was.
    Today, not so much.
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    Battenberg got a reaction from XswampyX in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    In fairness anyone who voted to leave that night was probably feeling happy the day after, I know I was.
    Today, not so much.
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    Battenberg got a reaction from XswampyX in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    In fairness anyone who voted to leave that night was probably feeling happy the day after, I know I was.
    Today, not so much.
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    Battenberg reacted to XswampyX in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    No. 
    Do you remember the day after the referendum? That's where we are.
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    Battenberg got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Brexit Betrayal thread   
    What a fucking farce.
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    Battenberg reacted to Bedrag Justesen in What would you put in your Brexit box?   
    It's quite stunning to reflect that even the most outlandish predictions on TOS now seem mundane.
    Not so long ago this notion would be ridiculed as TFH.
    What an extraordinary community of unconventional thinkers they were.
    Have to wonder where they all disappeared to.
    The one notable prediction that still seems completely far-fetched is crash in house prices.
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    Battenberg got a reaction from One percent in When they came for the Volvo .. I said nothing   
    I feel the same. I know those that have them seem to love them but it’s too much like hard work for me. We toyed with the idea of one for a few years when we moved here until I came to realise that 1) I’m lazy and like to click a button to get a flame, 2) The novelty of chopping wood and playing with his chainsaw would wear off quickly for Mr B and I’d be constantly asking him to do it. 
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    Battenberg reacted to spunko in When they came for the Volvo .. I said nothing   
    A gust of freedom blowing from the Mascara coast and the mountains picks up on its way the green scents of fresh mint, a scent of ginger's hot and peppered air and the perfume of tea and tobacco from the Ouled Nail tribe. Beautifully captured in this Cire Trudon candle.
    Mascara doesn't have a coast... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascara,_Algeria

    If you google "Mascara coast" the only results are for this candle . Brilliant!
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    Battenberg reacted to TheBlueCat in Bezos Divorce   
    In this case it’s clear to me she deserves half. Back when Bezos started Amazon she was the one going out to work to pay the bills (and ensure health coverage) whilst he got to do his own thing after quitting a decently paid job with a hedge fund, so it’s not like she’s some kind of gold digger or whatever. 
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    Battenberg reacted to Happy Renting in It is now illegal for your partner to do these 10 things in a relationship   
    Phew! For a moment I was worried blowjobs would be on the list.
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    Battenberg reacted to Fischer in The make us laugh or fuck off thread   
    A Hartlepool man starts his new job at the zoo.
    A female gorilla is on heat but the males aren't interested. So the head keeper has an idea to pay a keeper to service the gorilla and set an example.
    So he calls in the monkey-hanger.
    "We need someone to shag the gorilla and encourage the males. You're just the man. Of course there'll be money involved."
    "How much?".
    "A thousand pounds."
    The Hartlepool keeper thinks it over for a while before blurting "That's more than I can afford. But If I give you five hundred it's a deal.".
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    Battenberg reacted to Hopeful in Does anyone actually like patterned toilet roll?   
    #MeToo. I have a feeling it was the sort of thing that would have been on HOW, but i don't think I saw it there. Was it Record Breakers ?