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A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 15:47

Poppet beads.... did you know that if you let your younger (prob aged about 2 yrs) brother play with them they can go ever so far up a little boy's nose (or was it down an ear)? Either way it involved a trip to casualty and a telling off for me 

Read in the paper today

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:43

Ah well, I get the protein answer Beckie

If we're having a meat / fish free meal it's usually got beans, pulses, nuts, cheese and / or eggs in so we keep our protein levels up with those. It's really the things like veggie rashers of bacon or the chicken fillet shaped veggie stuff  that I don't understand.


Read in the paper today

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:10

Yes Bekkie - I much prefer to have really high quality meat - but less often.

I'm not sure that my OH always used to appreciate that stance but even he now enjoys meat-free meals and even cooks the occasional veggie offering himself.

I really don't get Quorn products - why try to emulate meat if you've decided not to eat meat?

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:02

Aldi were doing bedding pansies and violas yesterday - £1.99 for (I think) 12 plants. 

Read in the paper today

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:57

Well I must be a (not so) little piggy because I like everything on the list (only eat free range meats so conscience clear on chicken liver front) - and most everything on everybody else's!!!

The only foods I don't like are tripe, kidney and heart and I won't buy any meat products where I'm not sure about the welfare standards for animals. (I upset mother-in-law regularly by declining her bacon sandwiches - but she uses cheap Danish bacon which is a no-no for me)

Can't think of any fruit, veg or dairy products I won't eat - oink oink 

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.

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