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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:11 AM Reply With Quote
Valentines Day

Ok guys it that dreaded time off year when your valuable kit car funds have to be diverted to buying tiny trinkets and huge cuddly toys or else it’s the sofa…!!!

I was thinking that we could use our collective knowledge to avert disaster and try to come up with some excellent gift ideas. Let us all know what worked, what didn’t, what got you a slap or more importantly a coffee.

Oh and for those who have been living in the garage it’s Wednesday that’s right WEDENSDAY!! So get thinking to clock is ticking.

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DIY Si

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:24 AM Reply With Quote
Fairly standard issue here, flowers, favourite box of chocs and jewellery, which I seem to be able to pic!





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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:46 AM Reply With Quote
Just nipped back in from the garage, been paintin a chassis, not nice out there.

hmm, at least no giant bears.

Lets see what other ideas come up...






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DIY Si

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:50 AM Reply With Quote
Bit cheap and tacky IMO. Also, it would mean I lose my comfy chair in the front room.





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arrybradbury

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:52 AM Reply With Quote
I love the idea behind this post nothing to add to it though i'm afraid
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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:53 AM Reply With Quote
loose it, you might end up sleeping on it

Right out to the garage again! Such commitment...






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DIY Si

posted on 13/2/07 at 12:58 AM Reply With Quote
I have once slept on it. I came home a little drunk and since it has slight wings I kinda nodded off, to wake up when the sun came over the back fence.





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arrybradbury

posted on 13/2/07 at 01:20 AM Reply With Quote
Do you hav insomnia macnab? In the garage at 1am
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DorsetStrider

posted on 13/2/07 at 01:36 AM Reply With Quote
I have to say I think the hype of valentines day has got to one or two people here.

While it's true that I have not in the long run been successful at romance, on those occasions I have had girlfriends at this time of year I have always been complimented by girlfriends (and thier friends) on my approach.

It's not about flowers, chocs, underwear etc etc it's about ROMANCE. and the trick to romance? SURPRISE.

Ok yes chocs and flowers make are a reasonable alternative. but if you really want to get rewarded do the unexpected.

a few ideas but remember they should ALL be a surprise.

Book a hotel room for the night/weekend. (ok not exactly lo-locost but a lot of hotels do special valentines day rates for bed and breakfast)

A meal at a nice resturant (it doesn't have to cost the earth just so long as it's discrete and cosy)

Can't afford a resturant? no probs... spend sometime preparing a candlelite dinner for 2. Italian is always good, french is better. Don't forget the wine, soft music on the stero and don't cut corners.... INCLUDE desert in the meal. depending on the meal something involving ice cream gets my vote.

Can't cook an egg without burning it? get yourself down to tesco's or asda. but instead of chocs how about a tub of haagen daaz and a chick flick dvd to snuggle up to? (for the record 'Debbie Does Dallas' is NOT a chick flick!!!!) Force yourself to sit through dirty dancing, How to lose a guy in ten days, or if you really want to be orginal how about a golden oldie.....any of the cary grant rom coms are a good choice (I'd recommend father goose)

I think you should have the general idea here gents. In short it doesn't have to cost the earth..... but girls love the unexpected, they love to be surprised, and the fastest way to loosen that knicker elastic is to spend a little time in the preperation.





Who the f**K tightened this up!

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DorsetStrider

posted on 13/2/07 at 01:38 AM Reply With Quote
Maybe I should change my handle....

Casinova perhaps?


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Who the f**K tightened this up!

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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 02:15 AM Reply With Quote
Force yourself to sit through dirty dancing…

AHHH NNNOOOO! I’d rather DIE!!

Good points otherwise but some more idea’s wouldn’t go astray.

No I don’t have insomnia, I’m just busy paintin.






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donut

posted on 13/2/07 at 08:06 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DorsetStrider
I have to say I think the hype of valentines day has got to one or two people here.

While it's true that I have not in the long run been successful at romance, on those occasions I have had girlfriends at this time of year I have always been complimented by girlfriends (and thier friends) on my approach.

It's not about flowers, chocs, underwear etc etc it's about ROMANCE. and the trick to romance? SURPRISE.

Ok yes chocs and flowers make are a reasonable alternative. but if you really want to get rewarded do the unexpected.

a few ideas but remember they should ALL be a surprise.

Book a hotel room for the night/weekend. (ok not exactly lo-locost but a lot of hotels do special valentines day rates for bed and breakfast)

A meal at a nice resturant (it doesn't have to cost the earth just so long as it's discrete and cosy)

Can't afford a resturant? no probs... spend sometime preparing a candlelite dinner for 2. Italian is always good, french is better. Don't forget the wine, soft music on the stero and don't cut corners.... INCLUDE desert in the meal. depending on the meal something involving ice cream gets my vote.

Can't cook an egg without burning it? get yourself down to tesco's or asda. but instead of chocs how about a tub of haagen daaz and a chick flick dvd to snuggle up to? (for the record 'Debbie Does Dallas' is NOT a chick flick!!!!) Force yourself to sit through dirty dancing, How to lose a guy in ten days, or if you really want to be orginal how about a golden oldie.....any of the cary grant rom coms are a good choice (I'd recommend father goose)

I think you should have the general idea here gents. In short it doesn't have to cost the earth..... but girls love the unexpected, they love to be surprised, and the fastest way to loosen that knicker elastic is to spend a little time in the preperation.

I think i quite fancy you now





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dilley

posted on 13/2/07 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
suprise? About 2 years ago on valentines day I woke up with my other half smiling and handing me a card-having been so busy with work and living at my grandparents house while renovating a house I forgot so I made an excuse, ran down to the shop to at least buy a card, I found a card but had left my wallet at home, the shop let me take the card and I promised to pay them later, only problem was that my gf went to the shop before I had chance to return and ended up paying for it my life was hell for at least 2 weeks, I dont really know what all the fuss was about..........oh and birthdays are a different matter.
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Aboardman

posted on 13/2/07 at 08:51 AM Reply With Quote
and for all the unloved single people like me do what ever you want.
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Stuart Walker

posted on 13/2/07 at 08:55 AM Reply With Quote
The cooking a romantic meal idea is the best IMO... Much cheaper than a restaurant, and you don't have to drive home!

Come on, if you can build a car for (about) £250 surely you can cook a three course meal...

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dilley

posted on 13/2/07 at 09:03 AM Reply With Quote
mmmmmm, beans on toast
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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 09:15 AM Reply With Quote
and for a guy who's going to ask a girl at work out...?






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BenB

posted on 13/2/07 at 09:27 AM Reply With Quote
Totally agree on the DIY option. Going out on Valentines Day is just daylight robbery and often the restaurants hurry you in and out so they can do two sittings it sucks.

Last year, did the usual card + flowers thing but also got a load of organic chocolate, butter, flour etc and made an nice chocolate cake. Cost me about a tenner, took an hour and the GF said it was the nicest thing anyone had done for her on Valentines Day...... Even told all her friends who seemed suitable jealous...

Don't understand the whole girls and chocolate thing but hey....

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omega 24 v6

posted on 13/2/07 at 09:37 AM Reply With Quote
quote:

Ok guys it that dreaded time off year when your valuable kit car funds have to be diverted to buying tiny trinkets and huge cuddly toys or else it’s the sofa…!!!



Get real mate. Like fathers day/mothers day/ and any other effing day that commerce dreams up to make us spend money IT'S NOY GOING TO HAPPEN.
I remember last year someone posted about a steak and blowjob day. Now that makes sense cause it's relatively cheap.

Right I'm off before the wife reads this one





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DarrenW

posted on 13/2/07 at 09:57 AM Reply With Quote
Last year i did the full 3 course jamie Oliver Dinner thing. It took me about 3 hours to prepare and cook, cost a fortune, totally knacked me but went down a treat.

This year my soon to be 5year old daughter is going to the School Valentines Disco which kind of makes us busy tomorrow getting her reday, dropping her off and then picking back up etc so ill be going for an Indian takeaway and a bottle of Asti to wash it all down. Probe get small bunch of flowers and card.

I have to say i dont like getting sucked into the hype but its a nice excuse to do something a little different mid-week.






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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 09:57 AM Reply With Quote
I'm sh$t hot at baking






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tegwin

posted on 13/2/07 at 10:51 AM Reply With Quote
Is that baking or 'bANKING'?
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macnab

posted on 13/2/07 at 11:00 AM Reply With Quote
no bonking actually






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James

posted on 13/2/07 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
I've dropped lucky this year.

Both my girlfriend and I are Savateurs (French kickboxing for those I haven't bored with it so far!) and out class is Wednesday!

We're both in the British team so we couldnt *possibly* miss a class!

Meals out are half price on Thursday!

Cheers,
James





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d8mok

posted on 13/2/07 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
do something really different.

I'm taking my loved one to a place called xscape in castleford.

Its got snowboarding, skiing, tobbogan, ice slide, climbing, dodgems, amusements and loads of stuff.

I reckon we'll have a fantastic time and it''ll be something to look back on.

just hope i can keep up with her cos she's very active and only 18.

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