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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:11

A bit worrying, as my son's an Antique Dealer


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:02
hollie hock wrote (see)

Think 30s & 40s are termed "pre war"

Hardly, given that WW1 was 1914-1918 and WW2 was 1939-1945


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:16
hollie hock wrote (see)

"BTW, how old do you have to be, to be classed as antique?"

Only found this out recently but anything from 1950s -1970s can be loosely called "mid century" ....

That is more or less the middle of the century so hardly surprising

hollie hock wrote (see)
...  I like Monty but again he was the presenter when I started gardening

It was Percy Thrower when I started - Monty is quite a newcomer for some of us

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:55

Hurrah!  Thanks are due to the wonderful Mods - they've corrected my mistake

Now it's saying the right time


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:10

Speaking of which, has anyone noticed the Birds Eye tv ads for bagged up chopped onion etc - just tip it into a pan, add water, rice and peas and voila - you have a risotto NOT!!!  It looks absolutely revolting.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:06

David - it's called 'added value'  - you can charge much more for something if you've done something to it, even if it didn't need doing and also even if it makes the food de-grade faster than it would have done if it was left whole - that way the customer will have to buy some more sooner than they would have done otherwise.  

Selling it in slightly larger amounts than anyone needs is also good 'cos that way you sell more than you would do otherwise but it gets thrown away 'cos it's past it's sell by date!!!

Convince the customer that it's more convenient like that and you're on your way to your first million!

I made scones yesterday with buttermilk - the sell by date on the buttermilk was 18 Dec but it was perfectly fine to use and the scones are fab. 



Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:56
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
...  Dove, as you would expect, i didnt notice any mistakes! But very glad you posted as i had totally forgotten about winterwatch   ...

Hope you noticed that it's at 9pm and not 9.30 as I put in the heading


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:25

Oh bu$$er - I've started a thread about Winterwatch starting on BBC2 this evening, and I've put the wrong time in the heading and I can't change it  I've asked the mods if they can change it, or if not if they can remove the thread and I'll start it again.  It's a pain not being able to correct headings

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:22

Whoops!  I've done a typo in the heading - I'll ask if the Mods can amend it!

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:21

A heads up for everyone - Winterwatch starts this evening on BBC2 at 9pm

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Christmas lights in the garden

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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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