Saving things for special occasions

Saving things for special occasions

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sunnygym

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768 posts

123 months

Friday 15th November
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Do you save anything for special occasions? Nice bottle of wine / champagne? The nice dinner set? Suit ? Car !! wink

If so why ? Isn’t life too short to worry and isn’t it better to get the most out of things, after all you work hard so why not enjoy it!


Legmaster

849 posts

155 months

Friday 15th November
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My wife saves tons of stuff for special occasions (err forever), so I can try to throw it out 15 years later.

A good house fire would increase the value of my house...

littlegreenfairy

10,023 posts

169 months

Friday 15th November
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Life is far too short. Use and enjoy. The memories are better than the thing just sat there.

Jasandjules

63,375 posts

177 months

Friday 15th November
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Not really no.

I fail to see the point in that.

Riley Blue

15,480 posts

174 months

Friday 15th November
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Ten years ago l was given a 60 year old bottle of port. The cork is coming out next weekend on my 70th birthday, I've saved it long enough.

KrazyIvan

4,173 posts

123 months

Friday 15th November
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We dont, but the FIL is obsessed with us "saving our front room only for best". We have two reception rooms (one used as a TV room the other as a snug). We pretty much have to drag him in there if we want to sit and chat next to the wood stove.

PositronicRay

16,978 posts

131 months

Friday 15th November
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The parlour.

Piersman2

5,698 posts

147 months

Friday 15th November
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Champagne.

The OH likes Veuve Clicquot and has been given a few bottles over the years for Xmas/Birthdays. She kept them on top of the fridge, for years.

We've actually got round to drinking them this year... all of them were 'off'.

What a waste! Don't keep champers haning around for too long. Drink it quick! drink

alorotom

7,193 posts

135 months

Friday 15th November
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The wife does. She had a load of stuff (like stationary) that she saved from.when she was a kid "for best".

Our 5yr old daughter recently used it all in anger lol ... But it was over 20yrs old by this point!

Bonkers!

Japveesix

3,687 posts

116 months

Friday 15th November
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The strawberry durex lube. All of the ithers are everyday use items.

mintybiscuit

2,349 posts

93 months

Friday 15th November
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Intercourse.

It seems that I'm saving it for my next wife !!

frown

m3jappa

4,437 posts

166 months

Friday 15th November
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Not so much a thing but when we renovated our house we have now got a nice lounge and also a kitchen/lounge/diner.

The father in law must have said at least 40 times 'you want to save that lounge for best' or 'just save it for best'

wtf hehe its a fking normal lounge

Does best mean, funerals, weddings, births etc? really odd hehe and btw we didn't!

bazza white

2,554 posts

76 months

Friday 15th November
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When my grandparents died my parents had to clear their house. They found loads of items still in wrappers that my parents had bought them as presents over the years. Slippers vests, boxes of chocolates. All these items were saved for best. My old man is turning into his father saving things for best my mother goes apest.

jonwm

1,291 posts

62 months

Friday 15th November
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mintybiscuit said:
Intercourse.

It seems that I'm saving it for my next wife !!

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With you on that one!!

Zetec-S

3,265 posts

41 months

Friday 15th November
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mintybiscuit said:
Intercourse.

It seems that I'm saving it for my next wife !!

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Or she’s saving it for her next husband wink

Vandenberg

1,554 posts

81 months

Friday 15th November
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Riley Blue said:
Ten years ago l was given a 60 year old bottle of port. The cork is coming out next weekend on my 70th birthday, I've saved it long enough.
I was given a 50yr old bottle of port last christmas, it was fantastic chucked in a boeuf bourguignon.


Pericoloso

41,253 posts

111 months

Friday 15th November
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I going to save my last jar of pasta sauce bought back from Italy for eating on my birthday.

The little things mean a lot.

Nickbrapp

3,054 posts

78 months

Friday 15th November
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Not usally, I do have a congac and white tobacco fancy reed defuser I’m saving but I’ve only had it about 6 months and will open it when I finish my bedroom.

Other than that, pension pot?

Troubleatmill

8,166 posts

107 months

Friday 15th November
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sunnygym said:
Do you save anything for special occasions? Nice bottle of wine / champagne? The nice dinner set? Suit ? Car !! wink

If so why ? Isn’t life too short to worry and isn’t it better to get the most out of things, after all you work hard so why not enjoy it!
I'm of an age that I'm attending funerals far too often for my liking.

When it hits home - the number of things you "save for an event" changes dramatically.


HughG

2,883 posts

189 months

Friday 15th November
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My godparents gave me a set of silver cutlery which we only use on special occasions (when we need more than our standard stainless cutlery) because the knives can’t go in the dishwasher.

Other than that everything is used, though my best bike only comes out when it’s dry.

My wife hoards things, not so much saving for best as just keeping for the sake of it.