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Prince Harry

Even republicans approve, surely?

Microwaving tea

Recommended by scientists, apparently. Disgusting

No televised election debates

Disappointing; we were rather looking forward to May vs The Sturge

Broadchurch

Olivia Coleman = nailed-on Future National Treasure

Spring Bank holidays

Too close together! Very bad!

Bin-mageddon

“I queued for THREE BLOODY HOURS at B&Q for a new recycling bin! The entire town’s in CHAOS”

S-Town

To be listened to whole on a long journey for maximum effect

Using a proper paper map

Strangely satisfying

The “Flash” Flash ad

It’s back! Possibly the best ever singing dog in an advert ever

Crap tacos

Reheated, with too much chilli: middle-class kebabs, basically

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    Entries in MCH (107)

    Sunday
    Dec202015

    Chattering class: nine nuggets of wisdom

    People running in offices

    Embarrassing. It's just not a running sort of environment

    Tangible Christmas gifts

    Are on way out. It's all about the intangible now: sponsored animals, subscriptions etc

    Products claiming to be muffins that aren't really muffins

    Keep an eye out for this. Heads up from @M_Z_Harrison

    Shrinking Quality Street tins

    An absolute travesty

    BBC's Back in Time for Christmas

    Christmas used to be so much more authentic, didn't it

    Giving plants or seeds as gifts

    Dangerous unless you know the person's garden very well

    Work Christmas parties

    Require a lot of energy when we're really quite tired

    The changing look of the £1 coin

    Let's treasure the round pound while we still have it

    Posting on Facebook about having finished work for the hols

    Insufferable. Stop it

    Sunday
    Dec132015

    Chattering class: this week's ups and downs

    Nigella's halloumi and salad recipe

    She's let us - and herself - down

    People on Facebook doing "'like' if you remember Woolworths"

    It's too soon for this nostalgia, says @kloob. Quite right

    Worrying about what container to use for your work packed lunch

    Old Carte D'Or tubs are not OK

    Christmas lunch in pie form, as witnessed by @ginandcrumpets

    Not sure about this. Not sure at all

    House of Fraser's Christmas ad

    A bit too out there for our liking

    Boomf personalised marshmallows

    Awful

    Personalised children's books

    Lovely

    Calling them 'roasties'

    Tiresome, especially in gastropubs. Jamie Oliver lingo is very old hat

    Being asked if you want your panini grilled

    Well, yes, obviously! 

    Christmas decorations on exterior of homes

    Lights: a few are OK. Flashing lights: no

    Friday
    Dec042015

    CHATTERING CLASS: WHAT'S THE STORY

    Advent calendars

    When did we all get so snooty? Chocolate ones are perfectly acceptable

    Being able to order 'the usual' in your daily coffee shop

    You can't force it. The staff have to take the lead. Can take years

    Christmas crockery

    Awful. Better to use plain china and dress up with festive napkins etc

    The smaller the poinsettia...

    The naffer it is. Go big or not at all

    Having a box of tissues in the car

    There's something lovely and thoughtful about this

    Marcus Wareing

    Doing a great job on MasterChef this year. He gets twinklier and twinklier

    People parking in front of your driveway and only moving if you ask

    Just not on

    Excessive announcements from train guards

    We're trying to read! Be quiet!

    Multiple Christmas trees

    No, says @cunarders: yes to proper decorated tree in main room, twig-like tree with just lights in secondary room

    Friday
    Nov272015

    CHATTERING CLASS: THIS WEEK'S FADS AND FLOPS

    Quality Street

    It's too soon for the first box of the season

    Mince pies

    Too soon for them, too, unless homemade for a school fair

    MasterChef's pig's trotter challenge

    A bit much

    Secret Life of Five-Year-Olds

    Those little monsters are just brilliant. Lovely teachers, too

    'Reach out'

    This has to stop

    Being told 'things' don't bring you lasting happiness

    Yeah, but what about things like the NutriBullet?

    Waitrose 'Heritage Collection' bath stuff

    We see what you're doing, and we're not biting

    'Excited for'

    This is creeping in and it's very worrying

    Over-hashtagging tweets

    #Notnecessaryorclever #Really #Annoying #Stop

    Quilts

    Back in, and we couldn't be happier

    Friday
    Nov202015

    Chattering Class: Cheers and Jeers

    Waitrose Christmas ad

    No use pretending this isn't exactly what we want Christmas to look like

    Tinder CEO's misuse of 'sodomy'

    Highly embarrassing

    Takeaway spending went up during Rugby World Cup

    And we're struggling to get back to home cooking, tbh

    'White' cappuccino

    The cool way to request a capu without chocolate

    Campylobacter in supermarket chickens

    It's hard to keep up with the advice on how concerned to be

    McDonald's secret 'Monster Mac'

    Will always be too ashamed to order it

    Fargo

    Just so good

    Having to order twice in a café, first with a barista, then at the till

    Really awkward and annoying