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My hidden skill!!!

(115 Posts)
kittylester Wed 29-May-19 16:42:54

Although I love them, I never ever cook kippers at home due to the smell and DH's attitude to the smell grin

When we are staying in a(n) hotel, as we are currently, I always take the opportunity to indulge.

I was most surprised this morning when the woman on the next table came over and congratulated me on the really good job I had made of de-boning this morning's kipper.

I knew there must be something I would be good at.

Do you have a hidden skill.

rosecarmel Wed 29-May-19 17:02:01

Off hand I can't think of mine, but my GD can look at the ground and find fossils with little effort, she just has an eye for it-

KatyK Wed 29-May-19 17:12:08


blondenana Wed 29-May-19 17:13:11

I love kippers.cant think of a hidden skill at the moment though, at least not one i can post here, blush

Nonnie Wed 29-May-19 17:22:41

Oh I have one but if I told you my cover would be blown! I am unique!

Charleygirl5 Wed 29-May-19 17:37:52

None I am afraid.

Squiffy Wed 29-May-19 18:13:13

I think that any I may have must be deeply entombed somewhere near the earth's core! sad

jura2 Wed 29-May-19 18:17:07

I make the best compost smile

crazyH Wed 29-May-19 18:17:34

I can read between the lines 😂

phoenix Wed 29-May-19 18:27:31

My late ex mother in law said that she had never seen anyone get as much meat off a chicken as I did!

kittylester Wed 29-May-19 18:35:08

Did she mean it kindly, phoenix?

Sara65 Wed 29-May-19 18:43:42

Apparently I cook fishfingers better than anyone, bet you’re all jealous of that one!

phoenix Wed 29-May-19 19:03:35

Yes, kitty she did. (for once.........)

watermeadow Wed 29-May-19 19:18:04

I can blow really good soap bubbles. This invaluable talent amused all my children and grandchildren in their baths but must now lie dormant until the next generation of babies.
I hope I haven’t lost the knack by then.

Eglantine21 Wed 29-May-19 19:21:26

I can stop any queue dead in its tracks for an indefinite period, simply by thinking of joining it😬

Maybelle Wed 29-May-19 19:42:38

Not me as such, but both my daughters know when I am settling down to watch a film, they always phone 5 minutes into the film for a long chat !

phoenix Wed 29-May-19 19:52:50

I can sing "How much is that doggy in the window" backwards!

(Its actually not that difficult, go on, give it a go!)

Phoenix now imagines Grans singing "window the in doggy, that is much how, tail waggly the with one the, window in doggy that is much how, sale for doggys that hope do I.the


Mossfarr Wed 29-May-19 19:57:56

I can find golf balls hidden in the long grass on our local golf course!
I have been walking around that golf course for over 50 years and I just seem to 'know' where they are hiding.
My husband always tries to beat my score when we go walking but he never does - he says I'm a witch LOL. When I was a child I used to sell them to the golfers but now we just give them away or leave them outside the clubhouse for someone to find.

Slowcookervegan Wed 29-May-19 20:01:48

I can lose important things no problem grin

Marydoll Wed 29-May-19 20:03:50

I can whistle with my tongue!grin

Esther1 Wed 29-May-19 20:14:44

Perfect strangers are always coming up to me to ask advice or directions. I have no idea why and my dh thinks it’s hilarious. But bizarrely I can more often than not, help.

Willow500 Wed 29-May-19 20:20:01

I can eat my own bodyweight in chocolate - does that count? grin

NanKate Wed 29-May-19 20:31:38

I can say the Peter Piper had a pickle pepper alliteration poem very quickly.

I had to learn it as a child to stop my terrible stammer and it worked. 😀

annep1 Wed 29-May-19 21:45:29

Yes. I defy anyone to top this. I can put a stretchy bra-top on whilst one arm is attached to an antibiotic drip. I kid you not.

Grammaretto Wed 29-May-19 22:21:57

I can say my alphabet backwards but not How much is that doggy! Phoenix you are a bit too clever.
I can always say the wrong thing and put my foot in it. I have a real canny gift for that.
DM used to tell me I was the only person who could make coffee just how she liked it. Ahem. It took me years to realise she was flattering me to get me to make her coffee.