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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:32

Sorry BL you snuck in on me there! 


A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:31

Grandma - about £58! 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:30

Caral - in the 70's every wedding present list had a fondue set on it. I still really like cheese fondue although my waistline doesn't  Always ended up with scolded mouth and cheese dripped somewhere.

Busy-L - we were given alcohol regularly as children. We always had sweet cider with Sunday lunch - a very small glass which we had to sip throughout the meal and I think the French, in particular, still tend to do this don't they? To try to teach children that alcohol is to be savoured and enjoyed in moderation with meals rather than necked in an effort to get drunk as quickly as possible.

I suspect that giving drink to kids in the UK is now as un-PC as the Robinson thing - but has always seemed sensible to me.


A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:02

Aaaah .... Blue Nun - back in the day - and not forgetting good old Mateus Rose - later recycled with a candle in the bottle for a sophisticated romantic table light.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 08:37
I collected the golliwogs too! - very un-PC now of course - but my favourite had a guitar.

We used to enjoy a rather disgusting variety of tinned 'treats' at Christmas when I was a kid.
These included large tins of fruit juice (we never had fresh), tinned strawberries and raspberries and tinned meat - notably ham and chicken which both came encased in a horrible aspic (or other) jelly.

I can taste them all now - strangeley very different to the fresh versions and not very pleasant textures. But I'd probably be transported back to Christmas circa 1967 if I ate them - so I guess I'd secretly enjoy eating them - just the once.

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:45
And anyone bringing a little one (Snoodle?) could bring a packet of Twiglets?...

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 21:41
Wish I still had my 1970 World Cup coin collection. Had the full set - all mounted in the special blue cardboard mount - courtesy of Esso petrol. But I guess most of us had those.....?


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:50

Mmmmm -  blackberry and apple crumble with clotted cream - yes please 


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:15

Thanks Artjak - that's a useful tip - I shall have a bamboo cane at the ready whenever I go outside!

Seriously though,  finding a rat in the bin was a bad moment for me & which is why I  take A LOT of preventative measures to prevent it happening again.

Ryton Gardens (home of Garden Organic) is  a really good day out for anyone with the slightest interest in composting and organic gardening (or just gardening in general)  isn't it? So much to learn & really good gardens too if memory serves me right.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:11

You snuck in there Early Riser - blimey that IS a bad one!!!! 

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