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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:02

It was absolutely tipping down when I fed the horses this morning, got wet through to my knickers, mac couldn't cope.

Son and his OH coming tonight. Doing Chinese meal which he loves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:00

Great list Bill. It was certainly like that in France when we moved here in '85 and still was for years later. Shall quote you for anyone who didn't see it.

otnorot but just call me Bill wrote (see)

This was just sent to me from the UK.

 

EATING IN THE UK IN THE FIFTIES Pasta had not been invented.
Curry was a surname.
A takeaway was a mathematical problem.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.
A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Coffee was Camp, and came in a bottle.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognized food.
"Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it they would have become a laughing stock.
The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties ... was elbows!      



 

2014

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 10:45

They are in dappled shade, perhaps the summers here are just too hot and dry, though I do water the beds.

Winter work on moss?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 22:47

My lawn is too wet, I'm leaving it until spring when I'll use moss killer and fertiliser.

2014

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 21:46

I have 2 Bergenia in different places from different sources, one really old, the other is about 3 and neither has ever flowered. Don't know why. The leaves aren't very big either.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 21:43

So do I, oh dear.

2014

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 18:02

So pretty Marion. My snowdrops aren't really out yet. Nothing is. The daphne has pink buds though, it's new, haven't had one before. Looking forward to smelling it. What are the pink flowers in your vases?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:56

You have a lovely garden puncdoc, send as many as you can! I love looking at people's photos. About time we had some from Verdun.

Actually didn't rain today! Forecast is heavy rain tomorrow.

plant spacing rules in border, for different plants

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:44

I would do as already said and plant the herbs in pots, I have sage, thyme and oregano in pots so I know it works.

I would search Google and gardening books for herbaceous perennials that don't mind heavy soil. When it's dry enough then dig in plenty of compost and rotted manure. My veggie garden was clay and after years of digging in rotted horse manure it's now more loam than clay.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:36

£60 sounds a lot, was it being coloured too? I hate going to the hairdresser, usually cut it myself using my folding wardrobe mirrors to se the back. When I go to hairdresser I'm never pleased with it and when I do it myself friends say it looks nice.

I love my car, red Renault Megane Estate but it's the de Lux version, got it 2nd hand. It carries everything I want it to in the back and it has great acceleration and road holding.

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