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Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 1

U173821

Well, it's where I always used to go to get away from it as a child.

Dedicated lurk space smiley - winkeye



Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 2

Fred Smith

*Wanders in, gets hoover and sits down to Lurk.*


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 3

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Hmm! my kids had a choice of TWO cupboards under the stairs.Problem was they had to remove several bags,a cold box,half empty paint cans,several rolls of left over wall paper(stupid husband is a DIY hoarder)a water heater and the vacuum cleaner.Not exactly conducive to a quick hideaway.

Incog.smiley - smiley


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 4

U173821

Perhaps not, but soooo much fun clambering through it all, I bet!

One of my favourite toys as a kid was the several boxes and tins of 'stuff' in the garage, spark plugs, nuts and bolts of every size, metal brackets, spring clips you know, motor 'stuff'. Spent hours making stuff!


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 5

Dolt

*settles in to lurk besides the electricity meter*

I never had a decent-sized cupboard under the stairs... there was usually too much space occupied by ironing boards, clothes horses, vaccuum cleaners, bottles of wine and the like.

We did have a shed though. Dad donated loads of old electrical components from various defunct gubbinses... the shed was transformed into spaceships, time machines and moonbases innumerable times.

And Dad got soo fed up of fishing "bombs" made from dead capacitors out of the lawnmower smiley - biggrin


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 6

U173821

Ah yes, capacitors, such fun! I took the electric sparking unit of an old gas cooker apart once. Hooked up the 1.5v battery and had it sat there sparking away merrily, but thought one of the connections was loose so decided to re-twist the wires. Only knocked me down 5 stairs and back about 4 foot smiley - laugh Although I never quite had the guts to do the same with the capacitors outa the old telly I had (for about 2 weeks!). It used valves and had a switch between 400 and 600 odd lines it was that old. The capacitors to charge the thing up were 4 inch high cylinders, about 1.5 inch round. Ah, I coulda had some fun with them.....


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 7

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

hmm! It's amazing how such a small place fills up with junk in such a small space of time.I reckon junk breeds.

Incogsmiley - tea


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 8

McKay The Disorganised

I feel old - When I first left school I started an apprenticeship in Radio and Television engineering - got my City & Guilds part 1 - and the sets I used to work on were the ones you describe Ictoan - I remember the first colour televisions, we had to drive the van at about 5 mile an hour so as not to shake it up too much, and then it took us about an hour to set it up once we got there.

smiley - tit


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 9

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Oh smiley - bleep Now I shall have to remove that,this,this,that,and what is this? Grumble,mumble........


Incog.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 10

McKay The Disorganised

Now then I just need half a can of white paint - I know there'll be one in here -










Someone tidied up.





smiley - cry
smiley - cry


smiley - wah


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 11

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Don't suppose you bothered to look in the attic?smiley - smooch


Incog.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 12

maduin

Pretentious reasons why the cupboard under the stairs is a great place:
It is so dusty, broken, old so tired that it's like being in the bowels of the beast of the modern home. It's also a metaphor for the entropy of the universe; how everything is broken down and removed and drawn to order by The Cleaner but life still rebuilds and creates mounds of chaos in spite of this law.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 13

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

withdraws head from cupboard and slowy looking maduin in the eyes backs away very,very sloooowwllyy.


Incog.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 14

maduin


*looks shifty and draws hood over face*

Mwahahaha

*gets hallucinations of a deity cleaning the cupboard and stumbles out with a headache*


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 15

Dolt

Oh dear... I think you may have hit your head on the low roof in there... why don't you head over to one of the other rooms with a slightly higher ceiling and have a nice cup of tea?

smiley - tea


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 16

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Wellies,wellies,wellies!No not in here either.


Incog.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 17

Clare

Aha! Maybe *this* is where they keep the mop....nope, can't see it. That smiley - cappuccino's staining the carpet something 'orrible.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 18

Clare

Aha! Maybe *this* is where they keep the mop....nope, can't see it. That smiley - cappuccino's staining the carpet something 'orrible.


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 19

U173821

well, yes it 8is8 where we keep the mop, but as we are corrently constructing the armour and weapons for a knight we need the mop for a lance. This also explains where the coal scuttle has gone (helmet), the poker for the fire (sword) and the dustbin lid (shield).

Still working on the rest of the armour....


Cupboard-under-the-stairs

Post 20

Clare

That sounds cool, can I join in?
Could I borrow the mop very quickly, pleeeease?! I spilt a smiley - cappuccino and it's staining the carpet smiley - sadface! Then you can pretend the coffee on the mop is blood from one of the knight's victims smiley - yuk


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