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33 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

Are you still wearing a brown paper bag on your head when you shop in Lidl’s Phil? 

We use the upmarket one in Bingham. :biggrin:

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13 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

We use the upmarket one in Bingham. :biggrin:

Oh, not like the Carrington one where we have to run the gauntlet with beggars :wacko:

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I do still miss Waitrose, when we lived in Berkhamsted I never shopped anywhere else and it took me a long time to come to terms with not having one locally when we moved to Nottingham, but driving to Newark seemed a bit daft.... however when they opened one in Wollaton (since closed as even that lot couldn’t afford to shop there) I never once got the urge.  I’ll shop anywhere these days (with the exception of Asda Hyson Green) and get the job done as quickly as possible. 

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We’ve got no particular affinity for supermarkets. Waitrose Newark, Morrison’s Netherfield and Lidl Bingham are all about 10 miles away. The closest at 4 miles are the CoOp’s at Southwell or Lowdham. I like Lidl because there’s always something interesting down the middle isle and I have to buy some gadget even though I don’t need it at the time!

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I don't like going shopping for food or anything else for that matter.  I usually do a click and collect from Tesco as I find it's quick and convenient to order on line, then Paul goes to pick it up the next day.  I sometimes go for  a Tesco home delivery but only  if I can get a free slot, and have also had deliveries in the past from Ocado, Morrisons and Sainsbury's.  Wish Aldi did home delivery but they don't.

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6 hours ago, LizzieM said:

I’ll shop anywhere these days (with the exception of Asda Hyson Green) and get the job done as quickly as possible. 


I seem to recall seeing your car parked in Asda Hyson Green’s car park a while back!

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Gas-tar bubbles 

if your road had cobble bricks then ten to one in summer the tar down each gutter would melt and sometimes it would throw in a bubble or two, then your thumb who of cause had a mind of it' s own then would squash the bubble and what you had then was a thumb covered in gas-tar only lard or butter would fetch it off. Plus a good hiding from your mum.

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The fifty pack of cigarettes players made did they make a Christmas gift box of 50? Iliked the silver paper in them you put a penny or 3d inthe silver paper pressed it and it engraved the face of the coin on the silver paper.

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The old oil cans where you tipped the can pressed the bottom to lubricate things like bicycle chains and the pedal crank when they had a lubricator on them.

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JPS (John Player Special) in elegant black plastic drums with gold foil lettering. - matched the JPS racing car(s).

 

They were sold here for a time but they seem to have disappeared completely now. I used to give them as small Christmas presents - the cigarettes, that is, not the cars!.

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19 hours ago, philmayfield said:

We use the upmarket one in Bingham. :biggrin:

 

Only you could come up with an upmarket  brown paper bag...       ;)

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I lay in bed this morning sulking and  remembered  grandmas bolster pillows. I'm not sure if 'bolster' is the proper name or a family name for them. They were long enough to go almost the width of the bed and  as a second function could be laid lengthways to act as a separator when sleeping with siblings.

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I remember my grannies bolster pillows - the went the whole width of the bed and seemed to be filled with crumpled wire - impossible to sleep on without a soft pillow on top. I found out years later that what I thought was wire was actually horsehair.

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13 hours ago, Rob.L said:


I seem to recall seeing your car parked in Asda Hyson Green’s car park a while back!

You mean you actually go to Asda Hyson Green Rob? 

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My grandfather had a bolster on his bed but it was filled with feathers. I remember the striped covering. I believe it was called ticking. A white linen bolster case was placed over the ticking cover and then feather pillows on top of that.

 

Grandad's bed was a gorgeous brass and black enamel affair. Very decorative. My mother was born in that bed and both my grandparents died in it. From 1913 to 1965, it was the only bed they ever had. Wish I still had it.

 

The base was a metal mesh on top of which was a feather or flock filled mattress, also covered in striped ticking. It had to be shaken every day to redistribute the filling. No springs at all.  I remember the brass castings on the finals of the bed. They were images of a radiant sun.

 

You can buy reproduction brass beds today but not of that quality.

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5 hours ago, LizzieM said:

You mean you actually go to Asda Hyson Green Rob? 


Of course. They have a far better range of ethnic foods there than most other supermarkets.

 

 

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Do they still make NUX bars throw 2 into a swimming pool it would empty in 5 seconds.

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They stopped making them years ago. I preferred them to Lion bars they are very similar and still made.

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On 1/27/2020 at 9:55 AM, IAN FINN said:

The old oil cans where you tipped the can pressed the bottom to lubricate things like bicycle chains and the pedal crank when they had a lubricator on them.

Still got one, like the little one on the left and it is still used to oil bike chains, gate hinges, mower linkages etc.

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Do they still make NUX bars throw 2 into a swimming pool it would empty in 5 seconds.

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