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See Through Umbrella

Post by Mr M » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:56 am

As rain wear seems to be the theme at the moment, what about the see through umbrella much loved by the late Queen Mother?
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Post by charliechops » Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:29 pm

Do you mean the ones that had a small but very deep shade that would cover your head and shoulders, had printed flowers on and a colourful plastic hook handle.

Yes, I had one of those.... :D
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Post by pandammonium » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:04 am

I imagine you looked very pretty with it ;)

They seem to be coming back into fashion again, but for teenage girls instead of little girls. I always thought they looked silly and that it was a good job you could see through them because they covered your entire head - much like those hairdryers at the hairdresser's. I suppose they (the umbrellas, not the hairdryers) covered your head to keep your head entirely dry - not much good for the rest of you!

I used to have a normal-shaped yellow and blue umbrella, but I went and left it on the bus :(
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Post by charliechops » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:11 pm

I think everybody in the civilised world has left an umbrella on a bus at some time or other. It's a great British tradition, like roast beef and Yorkshire pud or rolling your trousers up and going for a paddle on the beach.
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Post by pandammonium » Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:39 am

You may well be right, but it's not just buses. I've given up taking umbrellas anywhere because I invariably leave them behind. I do have one, though. I did actually use it recently, actually. I was going to a friend's barbecue, but it was stotting it down with rain, so I took it with me. I left it behind, of course.
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Post by Kool » Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:04 pm

You need one of these...!
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Post by pandammonium » Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:20 pm

You'd need more than that in the rain we had yesterday!
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Post by ree905 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:41 pm

You could stay dry and also see where you were going it was great ...........but I wouldn't use one now

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Post by Kareliz » Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:28 am

I had one for a while in the 70s when everybody had them. They're fun, they're OK standing at a bus stop or somewhere but as soon as you have to walk under them the area they cover is so small compared with a 'flat' umbrella, that if you're on the tall side like me you wind up soaked from the knees down. And if you're five foot zilch, you're so dwarfed under one of those brollies you look a bit silly.

I've seen more of them around again lately and my daughter wants one. I don't think we need to 'bring them back' - They're already on the way.

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Post by Xetal » Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:44 pm

Just what my short sister and her tall friend used to say....

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Post by Kareliz » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:17 am

Thanks Xetal.

Melbourne is the Manchester of Australia (though we've been in drought for the last few years) so an umbrella is pretty much standard equipment. I prefer the fold-up kind because I don't like lugging them around whan I'm not using them, another factor against the see-throughs.

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