Tuesday, 6 February 2018

" Look At The State Of You!"

It's started to snow here.
It's only dusting at the moment but as we walked through the village this morning a scattering of houses have already lit their fires and wood stoves and the air is heavy with woodsmoke.
I've kept our stove running all night. The cottage is warm and toasty.

Irene eating her breakfast as the snow started to settle

Yesterday I bought a set of knee pads.
They were cheap and when on, very comfortable.
I wore them all afternoon.
Now the story of these knee pads is somewhat meandering.
I've been thinking of buying some for a while, but a pair of 70 quid jeans sealed the deal.

A few weeks ago The Prof bought me the pair of jeans.
" please look after them" he pleaded " They are the only good pair you have" 
I marked them with coal dust within ten minutes.
"Look at the state of you!" The Prof sighed
This statement is a common one in the cottage.
Now in my defence, I am the one that usually does the dirty work around the place. Log burners are sooty little devils to clean, dogs jump with mucky paws and the new kitchen floor doesn't mop itself , but it's true..if there is dirt around , invariably it ends up on me......usually on my knees!
And so yesterday I bought some cheap knee pads.
I stacked the wood delivery on my knees without getting one mark on my jeans!
I cleaned and lit the fire.....spotless afterwards!
They are comfy and warm too so I ended up wearing them for most of the afternoon, including on a trip to the shops, a dog walk and a brief pop in to the vets.
Everyone should buy a pair!


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  1. After your earlier post, I just knew you would wear them out in public. How to put this understandably but delicately. I remember coming across a man in a place where men gather who wore them.

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    1. Oh dear! ..........

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  2. hahaaa! you are a man after my own heart

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  3. Why would you be wearing your new 'best' jeans to stack a wood delivery, knee pads or no need pads?

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    1. Because I do that sort of thing and don't like to change " between" jobs
      And now, they are my only pair of jeans

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    2. Perhaps I'd be better served wearing a boiler suit

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    3. What happened to the old jeans? Wouldn't old trousers be ok for all day for a day in the house doing jobs in any case?

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    4. Yes rachel you are right.

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  4. Beware, you might start a new trend.

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    1. The comfort factor on my aging knees was important in my decision making too cro

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  5. Are they what is sometimes referred to as a "fashion statement"?

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  6. oh, so THAT'S what the kneepads are for! I think my idea (previous post) was better. even andrew up there was on the right track.

    irene looks pretty with a dusting of snow.

    and listen to rachel; my spouse has "office trousers" and "work outside trousers". he does not mix up the two groups.

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    1. I'm not that clothing anal

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    2. Have best and work clothes is not anal

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    3. When My Rare One works in the yard or garage, she changes into what she calls her "Farm Clothes." They are horrible, horrible rags. But they do the trick!

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    4. My knees are the epicentre for me marking my clothes hence the protection

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  7. It was my father's last minute check of the oil in the car, or fixing something in his good pants that made my mother crazy. He never owned knee pads, but did have work pants and overalls (what I think you called a boiler suit). Was there any mention of your knee pads when you were out shopping and such? -Jenn

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    1. Not a sausage from anyone at Sainsbury's

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  8. You are totally mad and totally fabulous too x

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  9. There's a whole range of blue colored compression pads on the market (precisely at the dollar stores) cheap, light,washable,and very pain helpful: knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads, leg pads etc..The line is called Enola (chinese , I suppose), and is quite popular in my neck of the woods.

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    1. See I wasn't as mad as many would see me

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  10. Winnie... ‘These humans do get up to some tricks, the things I could tell you. All I need now is for himself to teach me to read and write and then I could write blog... you just wouldn’t believe the half of it? Not only does he sit on a strange contraption for a poo when he could so easily do what we all do... crap in the field! He has now taken to wearing these strange things. These humans are a blooming mystery!?!’

    LX

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    1. Knowing Winnie she would say just two words
      " fuckng idiot"

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  11. Praise be I think they are the future, what next..... elbow pads, who knows piss pads !! xx

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    1. Piss pads.. ? Something to look forward to

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  12. You might just start a trend with your fashion statement.

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    1. I wouldn't put money on it

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  13. The prof must love you a lot to put up with this. My partner looks great when she goes to work, then changes to sweats when she gets home, and when we go out to dinner can't be bothered to change again because "it's only in the neighborhood." Drives me crazy, but at least I've finally gotten her to dress for work.

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    1. He is fastidious about his clothes.
      Obviously I am less so,
      It drives him batty

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  14. I think they are useful for daily life whether for chores or more pleasurable pastimes x

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    1. I've just strapped one on my head

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    2. If you are head banging to music please stand away from the wall x

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    3. I don't headbang , I'm gay

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    4. I don't either & I'm not x

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  15. Call me frivolous but I have several pairs of jeans.
    Of course my favorites have a hole in the .......which makes them impossible to wear out of the house ..sigh

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    1. One pair of jeans or one hole in your jeans ?

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  16. Put the EXPENSIVE jeans away and wear your OLD ones around the house for the dirty jobs...REALLY! Even I know that!!!!

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    1. Lynda.....oh I can't be bothered

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  17. They would be handy to protect your knees from bumps and bruises. I have a pair for gardening.

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    1. These are gardening pads

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  18. How much??? To clean log ash, wash floors, feed a sheep and walk dogs? We don't consider ourselves relaxed at home unless there's at least one hole in a garment!

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    1. I meant the jeans. You said 70 quid?

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    2. Yes .....my husband like nice things

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  19. And what would your mother say, John!? lol You are a riot!
    I was trained to take my 'school/work' clothes off as soon as I entered the house and change into my 'play' clothes. Nothin wrong with me!! Ask Ron!!

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    1. " I'm ashamed" that's what she would say

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    2. I had to laugh--I haven't heard "play clothes" for many long years, but that was my childhood, too. Play clothes and school clothes were different categories, and I much preferred play clothes.

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  20. Irene is looking quite lovely.

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    1. She should be, all the neighbours are now feeding her up on a daily basis

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  21. Maybe for scrubbing the floor--if I still did that.

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    1. They are also incredibly warm joanne , so walking the dogs was a joy in the cold

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  22. Do you think Winnie is contemplating a pair? Maybe to keep her back end invisible at stressful times!

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    1. Her hysterectomy has not slowed her sexual appetite down at all

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    2. Why should it , now she can do it all she wants without worrying about more lambs lol

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    3. She's a dirty tart

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    4. Let her be a free woman .. pick out a good looking ram and have some fun .. lol ... I need a vacation ..

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  23. Take care, Winnie will get hold of those fancy knee pads when you aren't looking....she seems to have a longing look in her eyes.

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    1. She probably thought they were edible

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  24. There was a man who rode the same bus regularly who wore knee pads. He had some neurological disorder and balance issues and he fell a lot. I imagine the knee pads saved him a lot of pain.

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    1. Yes, many uncontrolled epileptics wear helmets for similar reasons

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  25. Irene has lovely dishes to eat from.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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    1. Only the best for my gal

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  26. First Crocs and now wearing kneepads when out and about! All fashion ships are sinking. Rapidly. I need a post about trendy Carol, ASAP!

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    1. I'm surprised she speaks to me in public

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  27. Knee pads, the exciting new fashion accessory? I don't think they'll catch on somehow.

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    1. Me neither unless in sex clubs nick

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  28. It really annoys me when husband wears his best jeans to work ( on boats ) even if he says it isn't a messy day he will get anti fouling or varnish on them.
    DIllon the dog's coat looks a bit like Irene's. He needs a good groom but I think he will every cold xx

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    1. Irene should shed all of the old wool in the summer

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  29. "Now in my defense, I am the one that usually does the dirty work around the place" - weak argument. It seems a bit lazy to not wear a pair of old work trousers and really how long does it take to change. No wonder you drive the Prof batty.

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    1. But at least the fire is lit, the chimney is swept and the floor is clean

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  30. You can guarantee it Alan nips out to do a quick job wearing his best jeans he'll spill something all down them, set fire to them or splash them with creosote. Me ... I'm permanently changing my jeans best jeans, work jeans, house jeans .... I'm like bloody Barbie permanently wearing different outfits over the course of one day.

    Knee pads in public .... it'll never catch on!!

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    1. Oh I don't know try some on al and go to Llandudno........and you will see

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  31. I got some "Extra soft, good for working on roofs" kneed pads for pinning the current quilt I'm working on.

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  32. Just buy a forensic suit to cover you from head to toe! You can get as mucky as you like then and your new jeans will stay pristine and it won't matter if you dribble food down your front! :)

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    1. And play serial killers

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  33. Just imagining my struggles to dress appropriately while still an employed person... My hubs comes home and strips off him outer layer quite happily. It's in warmer seasons when he sometimes gets right into some project that he ends up with insulating foam on a new shirt or some godawful black tar on his office pants...At this point his actual work pants are almost capable of doing house repairs on their own! Am going to look into knee pads for both of us.

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    1. Thank god im not the only one

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  34. Knee pads, the BEST invention ever! They are great for scrubbing floors as well as working outside.

    Lol, did you miss spell ewe? I have never seen a group of people become so aroused by knee pads, you better not do a post about dog collars or harness.

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    1. I know, it took me by surprise...dirty bastards x

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    2. The irony that I misspelled, misspell. Lol

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  35. Maybe save the expensive jeans for afternoon pub dates and wear old jeans for housework? I bet prof has you iron *his* jeans,lol.

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    1. No! Actually I never iron any of his clothes

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  36. They seem like a most excelllent idea.I wonder though if instead of jeans, a pair or two of Dicket work pants might suit you? they must be comfortable or tradies wouldn't wear them, and they have reinforced knees and pockets. And they look pretty smart. http://www.dickies.com/mens-clothing/mens-pants/

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    1. I'm trying to up my image after years of wearing " outdoor" clothes

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  37. After Prof was kind enough to spend 70 squid on you you really should wear old jeans for mucky work :-)

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    1. Ok ok enough of the lecture.....ix

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  38. Excellent, good buy. I was thinking about all the poor servants who got 'housemaids' knee' - if only they had access to these in times gone by.

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    1. I've heard of it but just what is housemaids knee?

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    2. Anonymous7:47 am

      Inflammation of the Prepatellar Bursa lies in front of Patella bone. Caused by Friction/pressure.

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  39. I have always wanted a Hermes Scarf but bugger that - I now want Knee Pads!

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    1. They are great fun. I wore one around my head this afternoon bugger alone knows why

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    2. Would keep your ears warm!

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    3. There's a thought! you could use them for ear warmers if you get chilled on your walks. But then your knees will get cold... better get a 2nd pair!
      Not surprised you wore one on your head... are you missing your chicken beanie??

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  40. Your village life is so interesting John! Irene, seems to be pleasantly enjoyig her breakfast. If the knee pads help, wear them. I’m for simpler as I get older. Gabs

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    1. I think it's as dull as anywhere else. I just big it up a bit xx

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  41. Pants should come with pockets ready to receive the knee pads!

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    1. They come with Velcro fastening so I can hang them anywhere

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  42. I'm with you about changing clothes to go out. How about a pair of bib overalls a bit on the large size, put them on over your good clothes and whisk them off when you leave the house or when the prof is about to arrive (the equivalent of the apron/housecoat/duster my mother and grandmother always had on at home). Or a good long apron like a butcher wears, long enough to protect your knees (and your kneepads?) After ruining way too many blouses, I'm now a huge bib apron fan.

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  43. And of course you wear them everywhere. That must be quite the vision in town.

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  44. I have another one-Four years ago I was heartbroken as my beloved doggy daughter Queenie had been put to sleep on the sofa that day.I slept there all night & suddenly I saw a startling flash of light-like a camera flashlight & she raced along a winding woodland path towards me & straight through me-I know she's fine now x

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    1. Soz-I meant to comment on your next post x

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  45. Anonymous5:46 pm

    A friend of mine calls these Liberace Slippers. I just love that name!

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