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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Say it with wellies
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:04:24 pm »

It's Mrs Womble's birthday soon and her wellies are leaking, so I bought her a new pair (don't worry, I've got her something else as well).


I can't think of an imaginative way to give them to her though. Last time I arranged flowers in them, so I've got to beat that somehow this time. Any ideas?  :thumbsup:
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 09:11:36 pm »
Fill them with her favourite chocolates? Lindor balls (esp white ones) would do it for me...

doganjo

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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 10:01:28 pm »
Set up a treasure trail/hunt with the wellies as the prize - wrapped in gold paper - her gold medal
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 10:25:18 pm »
Just wrap them in newspaper... don't start getting soft or she'll expect something nice again next year...save the other prezzie for christmas.:-)
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 10:29:02 pm »
Just wrap them in newspaper... don't start getting soft or she'll expect something nice again next year...save the other prezzie for christmas.:-)
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 10:45:08 pm »
Fill them with little individually wrapped items such as lip balm, hand cream, key fob.

Lingon

  • Joined Feb 2018
  • Uppsala, Sweden
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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 12:10:54 am »
In my family, we tend to be a bit more evil, so I would do something like freeze them in a block of ice and give her a hair dryer to thaw them with.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 01:41:05 am »
Pah ! You softie, 2 5p carrier bags to line the old ones , you could go overboard and get spare bags if you really loved her.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 08:41:19 am »

It's Mrs Womble's birthday soon and her wellies are leaking, so I bought her a new pair (don't worry, I've got her something else as well

I would have thought a new pair of wellies is quite sufficient. Perhaps some insoles to go with them. (Unless it’s a significant birthday and you could up it to socks).

Backinwellies

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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 08:44:07 am »

Oh and there is me having just had to stump up for a new pair for myself !
… my Aigle Parcours just sprung a small leak  :(

I hope those new wellies are at least as good as Aigle Parcours, Womble!!!
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Q

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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 08:48:49 am »
Just leave them behind the curtains with the toes sticking out..
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Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 10:27:46 am »
Lucky Mrs Womble... I'd be happy with a new pair of wellies... or a bucket.  Forget all that nonsense of flowers - practical gifts are so much more thoughtful in my view.  If it was me, I'd probably bury them in a feed bin so that she finds them when she goes to scoop out the mix for the animals.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2018, 10:36:43 am »

It's Mrs Womble's birthday soon and her wellies are leaking, so I bought her a new pair (don't worry, I've got her something else as well).


I can't think of an imaginative way to give them to her though. Last time I arranged flowers in them, so I've got to beat that somehow this time. Any ideas?  :thumbsup:

Well, chocolates in one and champagne in the other tops flowers.  But I’m with SD, I’d sooner have practical gifts and or ones which show a little understanding things that I love.

Many years ago, I was going to be visiting the then boyfriend at his parents’ place at Christmastime, so his mum had asked him what I’d like for a present.  I ran an ancient Moggy Minor at the time.  “I know she’s after a grease gun,” he’d replied. “That’s not very feminine, can’t you think of anything else?”, his mum had said.  After pondering, he’d replied, “Weeeellll.... she has mentioned she’d like some axle stands.”
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2018, 10:38:27 am »
If Mrs Womble is :spin: spinning these days, what about some lovely prepped fibre for a treat?
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Say it with wellies
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2018, 04:58:46 pm »
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Many years ago, I was going to be visiting the then boyfriend at his parents’ place at Christmastime, so his mum had asked him what I’d like for a present.  I ran an ancient Moggy Minor at the time.  “I know she’s after a grease gun,” he’d replied. “That’s not very feminine, can’t you think of anything else?”, his mum had said.  After pondering, he’d replied, “Weeeellll.... she has mentioned she’d like some axle stands.”
I love it!It reminds me of the time V went to car maintenance classes determined to have soem basic idea of car stuff. So I bought her a socket set for Christmas. Jeez, she gave me an earful for that!!! Still it wasn't all bad.. I own a half decent socket set..


 

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