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Dawn
29-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Please help me. I'm trapped at my inlaws and cannot escape. I've never been so miserable. It's freezing cold. There's nothing to do here. I'm being forced to sit and watch one soap after another. I'm being fed a constant stream of breadmaker shaped food. After lunch I drove 20 miles just to get a bunch of grapes - I was that desperate. I've still got another 24 hours to go. I bought 3 books with me and I've read them all. THERE ARE NO BOOKS IN THIS HOUSE!!! I told Adrian I was bored and fed up and now he's not speaking to me.

PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE!!! :(

Britchick
29-12-2008, 07:27 PM
right helly get the rope! Keith the helicopter :mysterymachine: why don't we have a helicopter smilie??? :rolleyes:

Maybe Skywatcher can write us some lyrics for a song to get Dawn freed??? or we could get tshirts printed!

tb2830
29-12-2008, 07:29 PM
pmsl i dont envy u in the slightest :taunt:

Rosie0610
29-12-2008, 07:32 PM
Dawn if you figure out how to get out let me know. I could use that info in the future!

Can you read an online book?

ieuanr
29-12-2008, 07:34 PM
Dawn

have you checked all of the obvious escape routes? is there a big wardrobe in the house? escape into Narnia!

Dawn
29-12-2008, 07:37 PM
Can someone get me the email address for the SAS please?

Britchick
29-12-2008, 07:39 PM
www.hunkyboysfromhereford.co.uk

Deb
29-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Oh no!!! And I have just looked at my tv pages and it's Emmerdale, Eastenders and a DOUBLE corrie tonight!!!! Total trauma woman! :eek:

OK. Where is the nearest supermarket? Great place for picking up books...do you have Willow with you? Can you somehow take her for a long walk that involves the car to pick up 10 books from Tesco?? Can't you bribe Steven to cry very loudly for something you HAVE to drive to the supermarket for?

Here is a virtual :poke: for Adrian - I know he's normally a very lovely man but what the heck.

Do they have a garden? You can survive on grass and nettles - they aren't breadmaker shaped. And next year remember these words of wisdom - arrange to work on in-laws day instead of Christmas Day.

Is there any alcohol apart from a tiny sherry???

And Captain Brit. Deb reporting for duty. I have a balaclava and everything (don't ask :unsure: )

lisaw
29-12-2008, 07:57 PM
www.hunkyboysfromhereford.co.uk

Oi that link doesn't work! - had me all excited there for a minute :rolleyes:

Britchick
29-12-2008, 08:02 PM
Oi that link doesn't work! - had me all excited there for a minute :rolleyes:

did you really think it would:unsure:

i'll pm you a real one :yes:

lisaw
29-12-2008, 08:06 PM
did you really think it would:unsure:

i'll pm you a real one :yes:

:D

Tell them you have a wheat intolerance dawn.

How long have you been trapped? :unsure:

Hope Willow is with you for a bit of sanity :yes:

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:11 PM
She's been gone for a while. You don't think they've put her in the breadmaker machine do you? :unsure:

Ursula
29-12-2008, 08:11 PM
I did text her a pic earlier that I saw while driving round town of a funny reg plate....
Anyways waiting for all our T shirts to dry... I printed *Free The Dawn One* on them.... for us all.

Ursula
29-12-2008, 08:12 PM
She's been gone for a while. You don't think they've put her in the breadmaker machine do you? :unsure:

OMG! It's just hit me..... Wallace and grommit..... loaf.... breadmaker......

Britchick
29-12-2008, 08:14 PM
a matter of loaf and death...............................

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:14 PM
Oh no!!! And I have just looked at my tv pages and it's Emmerdale, Eastenders and a DOUBLE corrie tonight!!!! Total trauma woman! :eek:

OK. Where is the nearest supermarket? Great place for picking up books...do you have Willow with you? Can you somehow take her for a long walk that involves the car to pick up 10 books from Tesco?? Can't you bribe Steven to cry very loudly for something you HAVE to drive to the supermarket for?



Yep we're on Eastenders right now. I'm looking for some needles to stick in my eyes.

We're miles from anywhere. The nearest supermarket is a 20 mile round trip which is the trip I did earlier to get grapes - they didn't have any books. I think the nearest Tesco is in Exeter which is an hour's drive away.

Seriously how can you have a house with no books in it? I've even read Steven's kiddie solar system book. :sigh:

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:18 PM
Yep we're on Eastenders right now. I'm looking for some needles to stick in my eyes.

We're miles from anywhere. The nearest supermarket is a 20 mile round trip which is the trip I did earlier to get grapes - they didn't have any books. I think the nearest Tesco is in Exeter which is an hour's drive away.

Seriously how can you have a house with no books in it? I've even read Steven's kiddie solar system book. :sigh:

Good grief woman, where are you??? Even when I lived in the depths of the Lake District things were closer than that!!!!!!!!

Britchick
29-12-2008, 08:19 PM
where do they live Dawn? i may pass you on the M5!

Claire
29-12-2008, 08:25 PM
Firstly - Feign a heart attack. Secondly - get the paramedics to drop you at the nearest travel inn. Thirdly - post on here your room number and we'll be round with the Twister and Pringles before you can say impromptu party!

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:28 PM
Good grief woman, where are you??? Even when I lived in the depths of the Lake District things were closer than that!!!!!!!!

In the depths of Devon. Ten miles from the nearest cashpoint and don't even go there with the nearest Starbucks. :(

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:32 PM
And now it's part 2 of Corrie.

I'd stick my head in the oven but it's bloody electric because the gas board won't lay pipes this far out.

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:36 PM
I have it on so I can show solidarity to my incarcerated sister :thumbsup:

That guy used to be in Red Dwarf didn't he? I liked Red Dwarf. Especially Cat :yes:

I haven't seen Ena Sharples yet :unsure:

lisaw
29-12-2008, 08:36 PM
You're missing The Sound of Music on one of the movie channels :(

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:37 PM
You're missing The Sound of Music on one of the movie channels :(

Is Ena Sharples in that?

lisaw
29-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Well the lady about to sing could be her :unsure:

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:39 PM
Movies not allowed - I think it's an attention span thing. Anything longer than 30 minutes...

I may just go and get in bed and quietly weep actually...

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:39 PM
Does she have rollers in her hair and a hairnet? :unsure: And speak in a Mancunian accent?

lisaw
29-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Movies not allowed - I think it's an attention span thing. Anything longer than 30 minutes...

I may just go and get in bed and quietly weep actually...

You could kill at least 10 of the 24 hours left asleep Dawn :yes:

lisaw
29-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Does she have rollers in her hair and a hairnet? :unsure: And speak in a Mancunian accent?

Well she was putting on a German accent in the film :lol:

Claire
29-12-2008, 08:44 PM
If you've got headphones then iplayer might give you some release.

Dorothy
29-12-2008, 08:45 PM
Dawn ask if you can make a phone call. Then dial my house and we can chat till bed time :D Of course they'll never invite you back again after the phone bill arrives, but hey you can't have everything :evil:

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:48 PM
I've found a jigsaw puzzle thingy on facebook so I'm playing with that now. Should keep me busy until the rescue party arrives.

You are on your way aren't you... :unsure:

Dorothy
29-12-2008, 08:48 PM
Dawn, here's something to read http://fanfiction.mugglenet.com/viewstory.php?sid=9634

It's one of the best Harry Potter Fan Fiction stories out there :thumbsup:

Claire
29-12-2008, 08:50 PM
I've found a jigsaw puzzle thingy on facebook so I'm playing with that now. Should keep me busy until the rescue party arrives.

You are on your way aren't you... :unsure:

Is that on Save the Planet?

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:58 PM
Oooo Dawn, Corrie had ended and now it's Who Wants to be a Millionaire!! How wonderful! You can have a family hour answering the questions together :thumbsup:

Or you could continue to stick pins in your eyes. Phone a Friend.

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Puzzlebee Jigsaw Puzzles :D

Dawn
29-12-2008, 09:00 PM
Oooo Dawn, Corrie had ended and now it's Who Wants to be a Millionaire!! How wonderful! You can have a family hour answering the questions together :thumbsup:

Or you could continue to stick pins in your eyes. Phone a Friend.
;
We're watching Highland Emergency now. :sigh:

Claire
29-12-2008, 09:02 PM
Sounds more like Devon emergency!

Deb
29-12-2008, 09:02 PM
Excuse me? Is that an any terrestrial channel or is it a special "live from a garden shed in deepestDevon" kind of channel?? :unsure:

Dawn
29-12-2008, 09:08 PM
Please someone come and get me out of here. :(

Britchick
29-12-2008, 09:10 PM
Please someone come and get me out of here. :(

have you tried the geo challenge on facebook?

Deb
29-12-2008, 09:12 PM
I'm all ready here, with my balaclava and everything. But the helicopter hasn't turned up yet :(

Very seriously, I feel your pain :hug2: That's a lot of hours of your life you won't get back! If I'm stuck anywhere boring without a book I go stir crazy.

Dawn
29-12-2008, 09:13 PM
We're so far from anywhere we're actually 5 miles from the nearest cache. :(

Britchick
29-12-2008, 09:14 PM
if someone can find a helicopter smilie Dawn will be saved:yes:

cazzie
29-12-2008, 09:24 PM
LOL as someone who doesn't watch any soaps I feel your pain.

Dawn
29-12-2008, 09:42 PM
OK if no one is coming to rescue me I'm just going to crawl into bed and cry myself to sleep.

Ursula
29-12-2008, 11:01 PM
Well the ink on the t shirts isn't dry yet..... we can't come until they're dry.

josh.p.
29-12-2008, 11:17 PM
I have nothing to add other than.... iPod. :D

Johnie
30-12-2008, 02:26 AM
oh honey! I am on my way!!

:hug2: no books? I don't even understand. Is there just the one tv in the house?

Dawn
30-12-2008, 09:59 AM
No books and one TV.

I sat in bed eating chocklit in the end.

I'm still here though. So much for my rescue party.

Skywatcher
30-12-2008, 10:47 AM
As someone who has been in this situation...

1. Birdwatching/nice long walk
2. Start an argument with an extremist point of view and then sit back an enjoy.
3. read the Yellow pages cos they are different
4. Alcohol
5. Hug knees and Rock gently
6. Find an origami website and spend all day making stuff with all the paper in the house.


..... I'll think of more stuff i did

Dawn
30-12-2008, 10:51 AM
As someone who has been in this situation...

1. Birdwatching/nice long walk
2. Start an argument with an extremist point of view and then sit back an enjoy.
3. read the Yellow pages cos they are different
4. Alcohol
5. Hug knees and Rock gently
6. Find an origami website and spend all day making stuff with all the paper in the house.


..... I'll think of more stuff i did

1. Did that this morning
2. They wouldn't get it.
3. No books remember - that includes phone books.
4. None - will remember gin next trip
5. Done that for many an hour
6. Interesting, may give that a try.

Am bringing caching stuff next time - just seen how many caches there are on Dartmoor - and all big ones, not a micro in sight. :D

Dizneyblonde
30-12-2008, 11:35 AM
Didn't Jack arrive with the hippo army?

He's been gone for hours...

Team Harris
30-12-2008, 11:42 AM
Not long to go now!! Hang on in there!

Why not paint eyes on your eyelids - Captain Jack Sparrow style, close your eyes and take a wander through MK, DHS,EPCOT,IOA etc..get the idea?

daveann
30-12-2008, 02:14 PM
could be worse Dawn when i go home to the back of behond my parents havent even got internet access :( they wonder why i only wanna stay a couple of days........ you will soon be back to civilization

josh.p.
30-12-2008, 02:31 PM
Perhaps one of those mobile broadband dongles would be a good solution for you LOL

Beccaberry
30-12-2008, 05:21 PM
Oh my. Dreadful situation. I feel your pain, honestly I do.

When are you leaving? Surely you're not expected to stay there for New Years?

Dawn
30-12-2008, 06:43 PM
I made a break for freedom after they fed me burnt sossidges for lunch today. :eek:

Beccaberry
30-12-2008, 06:44 PM
Well thank goodness you still have your priorities.

Tink
31-12-2008, 12:30 PM
Where are you now? :unsure: Have you returned safely home? :unsure: I rather thought you had...

Dawn
31-12-2008, 12:39 PM
I am safe at home where there are books in every room.

Tink
31-12-2008, 12:42 PM
Yes, I thought that was the case. :yes:

Perhaps next visit you should send a parcel of books ahead. That way you won't have to lug them all with you. :yes:

Dawn
31-12-2008, 12:45 PM
Or I could just divert to Teresa's.

Tink
31-12-2008, 12:50 PM
That might work best. :lol:

They must be happy to have you though. Sounds as if they have their lives in a pattern, and that's that. :yes:

You'll just have to carry your fruit, veggies and books along.

You know...I've been hearing a popping sound outdoors for the past hour. Sounds like fireworks, but I'm positive that isn't the case... :unsure: