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What Do You Have at Home that Others Think is Abnormal? ?

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FannyCornforth Sun 02-Oct-22 09:07:01

Hello smile
Following on from NotaGran’s thread…
What do you got in your gaff that is on a sliding scale from Slightly Quirky, to Incomprehensibly Bonkers?

monk08 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:09:36

My husband ? wouldn't change him though

FannyCornforth Sun 02-Oct-22 09:10:52

monk where is he on the scale? grin

Wyllow3 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:13:00

Now that would be telling!!!

monk08 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:13:41

Way way off.

aggie Sun 02-Oct-22 09:15:08

I have about ( maybe more ) paintings that I have painted at classes , all framed , in the bottom of various cupboards and a few on the walls behind my chair , in a dark hall
My family can’t think why I keep doing them when I won’t sell them !
I don’t think they are good enough , but love doing them !
I can’t bear to bin them either !

FannyCornforth Sun 02-Oct-22 09:15:17

We, well, he’s DH’s really, have an imaginary weasel who lives in the shed.
He’s called Eric, and he’s been there for getting on 20 years.
DH and Eric don’t get on.

Boz Sun 02-Oct-22 09:19:49

The heat on.

Galaxy Sun 02-Oct-22 09:23:36

A plastic wrestler about the size of a 7 year old.

Littleannie Sun 02-Oct-22 09:28:10

At the last count, 52 jigsaw puzzles. I keep them in the loft, and every time my husband goes up there he swears they are breeding.

FarNorth Sun 02-Oct-22 09:31:00

Oh, if we're going imaginary - we have an imaginary maid who pops in and does strange things that aren't usually useful. We don't see her and certainly never pay her.

RichmondPark1 Sun 02-Oct-22 10:05:41

A third bedroom full of garden tools. We downsized and now don't have a shed.

BigBertha1 Sun 02-Oct-22 10:08:40

Our golf clothes in their own wardrobe.

henetha Sun 02-Oct-22 10:23:53

Lots of shiny new conkers scattered around the house, which I picked up in the park yesterday, in the hope that they really do keep spiders away.

dragonfly46 Sun 02-Oct-22 10:25:30

I have a spider named Charlie!

FannyCornforth Sun 02-Oct-22 10:29:32


I have a spider named Charlie!

Ah, that’s nice! Is he wild or tame?
Keep him away from those chestnuts!

Off topic, when I worked in Primary we had African snails and stick insects as class pets (not my idea, but my responsibility -this was something of a long running theme)
I used to have to take them on holiday with me.

toscalily Sun 02-Oct-22 10:33:32


Callistemon21 Sun 02-Oct-22 10:53:39

Some of these things sound quite normal!

Must have a clear out.

Oldwoman70 Sun 02-Oct-22 10:59:11

A trayful of seashells - DH would pick them up from every beach we visited

Kate1949 Sun 02-Oct-22 11:42:35

Two large framed pictures of The Beatles (one of which I am in the picture). Four thimbles with The Beatles on. A set of coasters which are Beatles album covers. I am a Beatle nut.

pandapatch Sun 02-Oct-22 11:43:59

Mostly relating to DH's obsessions
Lots of Lego
Hundreds (possibly thousands!) of books
Rocks (mostly from his archeology digs)

nanna8 Sun 02-Oct-22 11:46:30

Two framed pictures of Herdwick sheep from the Lake district. One is a crossstitch that I worked. I love those beautiful creatures.

Witzend Sun 02-Oct-22 13:06:34

Two mega-hefty wooden hippos, weighing in at 40 kg each, that live under the Hippo Tree (huge Swiss Cheese plant) in the bay window. They’re called Hip and Hop (found by dh while on a business trip to Zimbabwe).

Plus of course Spike O’Saurus, aka the prehistoric tortoise in the garden.

Yammy Sun 02-Oct-22 13:17:13

A photograph of my great great, great, great, grandmother. She is an old lady on it.

Witzend Sun 02-Oct-22 13:21:15

Goodness, Yammy, do you know when she was born?