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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:45

Did David get his tv just in time for the coronation, we all piled in someones front room to watch it, the screen was an awful shade of green.

We didnt get a tv till 59, but by then my mum did have a washer with a built in mangle and a separate spin dryer.

Co op number was 978725 and woe betide me if I forgot to say it in the shop.

 When I started secondary school, jum had no money for uniform and got co op cheques, they sold the jniform in yhevcomop because that what everyone did.

Making a potting bench

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:26

Well done there Art, you may like to put a grow bag tray on the top. 

It looks like something from an Edwardian kitchen, so when you have finished yours, can you make one for me.

I can just see a little 12 year old kitchen maid standing at that.

You have given me an idea now, I have a 3ft headboard just like that going spare. Knobs and all.


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:16

I didnt know about climbing ones. Will have to look for those.

You could try a spray of olive oil to fry.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 18:12
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Ma didn't have anything as posh as a mangle  - just an electric copper and a big sink for rinsing in - she used to call Pa in to help wring the sheets by hand.  Then she got a washing machine - when it changed from Rinse to Spin she used to call out Thank you! 

Did your mum have the tin bath on two chairs system for doing the washing? That came in every friday night for my bath whether I needed one or not.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:03

Oh she will remember, she would be my age but I dont know where she is now,we all walked to school with the milkman. I have had several house moves since those London days.

cabbage plants

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:58

That will give you time to get the ground limed, then manured and trod down firm

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:51

If you were milk monitor you could hang the job out till break was nearly over, th

en you didnt get so wet or cold when they chucked you out to play.

You know, I can remember that horse as if it were yesterday, she was the hugest cart horse I had ever seen, dapple grey, her name was Judy, everyone loved her.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:11

When I was at infant/junior school, a little girl that lived nearby had polio and the milkman used to pick her up on his horse and delivery cart and take her to school, carry her in, then finish his round. 

Do you remember that lovely warm off tasting full cream milk in those summer days?

cabbage plants

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:02

Could I add that should your soil be at all acidy, you will need to sprin

kle some lime in, not sure if it can be done now, I think its an Autumn job? Someone, anyone.??


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:53
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

That's Me Lyn

That's ok Lyn it is hard getting cutting to do well some times, these ones are already rooted just got to grow a little more before I send them to you

Thank you gardengirl, that would be lovely, i really love hebes.


Have you ever made a courgette cake, its absolutely gorgeous, I made them last year, all the family loved it. Havent grown them this year they took up too much space.I will next year, you have reminded me. You can use yellow or green ones.

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