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Bath.......or shower??

(38 Posts)
Butty Thu 10-Jan-13 17:19:42

Do you like a good soak, or a waterfall .............or both?

I'm a shower fan and only climb in the bath a few times a year. It's just so damned difficult to get out of.

Husband is a bath chap.

j07 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:22:26

I like a quick bath followed by a quick shower off. Wouldn't spend a lot of time on it.

We have done this before. But that's ok. smile

Butty Thu 10-Jan-13 17:24:20

I did wonder - about whether it'd be done before. Ah well, never mind! smile

Good to see you back J.

kittylester Thu 10-Jan-13 17:26:29

Used to love a good soak but haven't had one for years. The soaps didn't help the subject of that other thread blush and never got back into it - pardon the pun. smile

j07 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:28:06


j07 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:28:17


j07 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:28:30

Am I being thick?

kittylester Thu 10-Jan-13 17:33:32

Sorry jingle didn't want to mention vaginal atrophy on here too. smile

In case it was my pun - never got back into it - the bath blush

Mamie Thu 10-Jan-13 17:38:59

Oh I got back in as soon as I could. I love my bath, my favourite bit of the day.... OH is a shower man.
Love my bidet too....

j07 Thu 10-Jan-13 17:39:42

Oh! Right! I haven't been reading that one. Not sure why not.

Nelliemoser Thu 10-Jan-13 17:45:43

It's worth reading it to be prepared!

Butty Thu 10-Jan-13 17:45:54

I love my bidet too, Mamie - particularly for reasons discussed on the VA thread! I'll miss that when I return to the UK.

Ana Thu 10-Jan-13 17:47:04

Oh no - do we all get it? confused

numberplease Thu 10-Jan-13 18:01:30

I hate showers, but also unable to get in and out of the bath these days, so use daughter`s bathlift seat, but that doesn`t allow for lying down, and I do so miss my lovely baths. It`s also bloomin` cold in this weather, cos it doesn`t get me right under the water, and takes ages to go up when I want to get out!

Gally Thu 10-Jan-13 18:08:06

Both. Showers for everyday and hair washing and baths for a luxurious soak, to warm-up and for seeing to the feet which you can't do in a shower or you fall over grin. Can't stay too long in a bath as I get too hot and wrinkly.

kittylester Thu 10-Jan-13 18:09:42

I'm quite wrinkly anyway Gally smile

Gally Thu 10-Jan-13 18:22:32

Me too Kitty grin

harrigran Thu 10-Jan-13 18:38:56

Shower, because mine is very large with a big head, I haven't had a bath since I rebuilt the bathrooms last year. I do have trouble getting out of a bath, have to let the water out first and then turn over on to knees and pull myself up blush

Oldgreymare Thu 10-Jan-13 18:55:18

I'm with Gally on this one. Showers for speed, baths (candlelit and with oils) for spoiling oneself!

j07 Thu 10-Jan-13 18:56:14

If I haven't got it by now Nelliemoser, don't reckon I'll care much if I do. [shrug]

Grannylin Thu 10-Jan-13 19:38:27

Love soaking in bubbly baths but I always, always fall asleep shock

Anne58 Thu 10-Jan-13 19:51:25

Both, hate baths with bubbles in, they seem to get cold rather quickly. Baths should be taken with a drink to hand, a book and with ones bathrobe warming ready for when it's getting out time.

Showers are purely for functional ablutions, after all you can't read a book in the shower.

When Mr P first moved in with me (well, to be strictly accurate I invited him to dinner and he never really left) I was renting a little place that happened to have a lovely bathroom with a big bath. We often would bath together with candles lit and a glass of something restorative to hand.

Happy days!

glassortwo Thu 10-Jan-13 20:03:25

Shower every time cant remember the last bath I had.

mrshat Thu 10-Jan-13 20:26:50

Shower! Had bathroom redone last year and got rid of the bath. Both DH and I had trouble getting in and more importantly out! So had an extra large shower put in - simples grin

grannyactivist Thu 10-Jan-13 20:32:53

Shower for me. Don't think I had a single bath last year. The menfolk use the other bathrooms, but the shower (en suite) is MINE and only mine! grin