Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday Smile - on a Saturday

On a cooler day earlier this week I went into a cleaning frenzy. Not just the flick of a duster either, oh no, it was 'full ferret mode' - in which no cranny is left unscrubbed and explored.

Whilst blitzing our shower room I turned to some industrial strength limescale remover - it's really lethal stuff and not for sale in your normal supermarket either. We live in a very chalky area here in Hampshire and limescale drives me crazy.

Seeing me waving the bottle of lethal chemical, Len warned me to be careful - but he'd never seen me in full cleaning garb when using that stuff. Later on, hearing the sound of a toothbrush frantically scrubbing in a particularly hidden part of porcelain ware, he stuck his head round the door to be greeted by yours truly attired as follows:

1. Elbow length rubber gloves - check

2. Huge protective apron - check

3. A protective pair of goggles - check

4. Toothbrush in hand - I buy cheap ones in packs of four from the supermarket as they're great for getting into tricky little places when house cleaning - check

As I turned round Len almost collapsed laughing and snorted 'Good God, The Graduate strikes again. Shall I go up into the loft for your flippers and snorkel?'

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This is for Annie's 'Friday Smile' - go on, take a peek, it's all good fun!

Di
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17 comments:

  1. Fantastic... Just cracked out laughing at that scenario! Heehee! Xx

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  2. "Full ferret mode"!!!!! Love it!!!!! I'm laughing like a drain here! ;)

    love Mags B x

    PS That's a Top Tip about cheap toothbrushes, I usually have old ones to hand and they're so splayed-out that they don't work very well. *adds cheap toothbrushes to shopping list* Thanks!! x

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  3. I love the full ferret mode too! Great pics in my head Di! LOL Cathy x

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  4. Great start to my day Di, nothing like a total chuckle to start the day. Nothing LiM about this approach. xx Flora

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  5. Hmmmm The Graduate? Isn't that the film about an older woman with a much younger man?....think I might invest in your cleaning gear and keep my fingers crossed :-)
    Brilliant Di. Thanks for joining in the fun this week.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  6. lol.....Me too your so amusing Di xx

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  7. Think we need to be running up some waterproof "dusters" for you Di!! Brilliant - thanks for the giggle. x Jo

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  8. :-) :-) :-) am chuckling away. x

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  9. The funny thing is . . . I can just picture you in all that get up!

    I buy cheap packs of toothbrushes from Poundland - but maybe I should check the supermarket?

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  10. I did crack up laughing Di - I can just imagine all the gear - then I wondered about Shades of Grey - ooooer!

    We barmy ones should stick together. LMAO!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  11. This cracked me up, it did! I'm impressed at your cleaning energy. Care to send me some? Loved your photo. I use old brushes for that kind of thing as well. Got a tip to save the old brushheads from the electric toothbrush, put 'em in the handle part, and scrub away. It works & saves on elbow grease. (I'm allergic to work too!). TFS & Hugs

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  12. LOL Di so funny lol@ ferret mode!! huggles Sue xx

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  13. Great tale, bless him.

    Kath x

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  14. The thought of you in your hubbies sugested full attire, made me giggle. xx

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  15. lol, :-). Thank you Di, what a wonderful vision I have of both of you now lol! A new phrase for me too - 'full ferret mode'.
    You sure you haven't been reading Eileen's hubby's blog about the dogs and ferrets lol - it might explain this lapse of santiy lol Karen xx

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