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Sat 20-Oct-12
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Ooh bonfire toffee, love the stuff, not worth the palaver of making it, will have to go and find some.

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Me too, actually, I love all toffee!

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Sun 16-Dec-12
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Had a bit of a sore throat and sniffles so tried a few sweets to clear the passageways, absolute rip off in price and no effect.
Then I spied a familiar logo on a box tucked away in a corner of the newsagents, Victory V Lozenges.
A different packaging and an extortionate price at 79p but one the tube was opened, it was a joy to see the tablet had not changed.
I remember them being sold by the quarter ounce weighed out from a tin, anyway, they tasted as I remember,  not as hard in structure, but they did the job well.

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I must go and get some!  

I'll try that again!

Mon 17-Dec-12
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Ooh, I used to practically live on Victory Vs when I was kennelmaid. (I always had sore throats, coughs and streaming colds - turned out I'm allergic to cats.) I will look out for them, just for old time's sake. They were so comforting on frosty mornings.

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Today being Valentine's day (I had a girlfriend called Valentine once….hmmmm them were some great days)
I thought "why do people still bother with it?"  I've not sent a card or chocolates for donkey's years and have no desire to start again, besides, I'm quite happy living with the silent treatment and separate bedroom.
So do you really know what it's all about? The BBC has the answer.

Emperor Claudius decreed that married men made poor soldiers and so marriages of younger citizens would be outlawed.
Bishop Valentine, however, maintained that marriage was part of God's plan and purpose for the world. He continued to conduct marriages in secret between young people, sometimes as young as twelve, in the name of love.

His success gained him unwelcome notoriety, which became Bishop Valentine's downfall. He was jailed and ultimately beheaded, but not before he fell in love with the jailer's daughter. It is thought that on the evening of his execution the bishop passed her a note which read "from your Valentine". This story has blossomed into the defining tradition of Valentine's Day. An estimated one billion cards sent each year.

 So in reality… you're only supposed to send a Valentine's Day Card if 
(1) Your name is Valentine
(2) You love your jailer's daughter
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(3) You are due to be beheaded in the morning. big_laugh 

 

The memories of those naughty times with Valentine are flooding back,  medicine

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Calm down Bob - remember the blood pressure! big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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Ah, so my name is nearly Valentine - does that count?

............. and it's my birthday and probably why my name is Val .. big_laugh

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brightspark said:

Ah, so my name is nearly Valentine - does that count?

............. and it's my birthday and probably why my name is Val .. big_laugh

But let's hope no one's got designs on removing your head in the morning....eeekeeek

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brightspark said:

Ah, so my name is nearly Valentine - does that count?

............. and it's my birthday and probably why my name is Val .. big_laugh

Coo...you got I worried there for a mo, 
my Val's B'day was 14th Feb too, I had to look at your profile pic just to make sure before I headed for the hills. 

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big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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You lot cheer me up after a difficult day. Thanks!

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Not particularly needed cheering up, but so often on this forum do things make me smile or laugh, it's a real tonic.

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True enough!  big_hug

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For those of you who are old enough to remember... enjoy.
For the rest - it's a history lesson!!Very surprising how time and memory has taken its toll.
Have things really changed this much in our time?-

EATING IN THE UK IN THE FIFTIES
Pasta had not been invented. Curry was a surname. A takeaway was a mathematical problem. A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower. Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time. All crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.

A Chinese chippy was a foreign carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking
Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
Coffee was Camp, and came in a bottle.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn't have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.
None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn't peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India .
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
"Kebab" was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.
Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap, if someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock.
The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties .. was elbows!

They called this the good old days

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