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by Mallard
06 Oct 2017, 20:11
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Compo's matchbox!
Replies: 8
Views: 6455

Re: Compo's matchbox!

I've had an idea, but I'm going to have to poke around the charity shops. He once fed it with bread and salt! )j;
by Mallard
04 Oct 2017, 11:43
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Anyone remember
Replies: 2
Views: 4847

Re: Anyone remember

There was always Heinz tinned spaghetti in tomato sauce, I still buy it occasionally. But would we have called it pasta?
We had feathered rabbits, but then wouldn't was to besmirch my father's good name )run(
by Mallard
04 Oct 2017, 11:31
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Dustbin diving!
Replies: 8
Views: 6625

Re: Dustbin diving!

Do you mean Julian Gummage? He dissapeared, I hoped for a ransom note but never saw him again. His replacement was destroyed along with my neighbour's little area where we had BBQs. There are some very strange people on that riverside walk! It cost the next door landlord £2500 to sort out our other ...
by Mallard
03 Oct 2017, 23:04
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Compo's matchbox!
Replies: 8
Views: 6455

Re: Compo's matchbox!

Compo had matchbox which he slid open to show someone, usually a lady in a pub, when they looked, they usually looked terrified and screamed!
No one ever discovered what was in the matchbox and that it went to his grave with him! yike*
by Mallard
01 Oct 2017, 22:10
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Compo's matchbox!
Replies: 8
Views: 6455

Compo's matchbox!

Must be in the fun category; I'm a huge fan of Last of the Summer Wine, I follow one of their FB pages, and have all the DVDs including First of the Summer Wine. Sad I know, I have a mini pair of wellies, but I need suggestions (keep it clean)for something terrifyingly gruesome to put in a matchbox....
by Mallard
01 Oct 2017, 21:56
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Dustbin diving!
Replies: 8
Views: 6625

Re: Dustbin diving!

Hi Gwenoakes, I mustn't complain but I gave up my allotment early this year as I was in and out of hospital just at the wrong time. It was covered in weeds, so sooner than receiving letters from the committee I let someone else have it. I pay a fiver a year for a key, so I can still go for a natter.
by Mallard
30 Sep 2017, 19:19
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Dustbin diving!
Replies: 8
Views: 6625

Dustbin diving!

Where I live we have black and grey bins in two separate areas used by thirty odd flats. I can see one lot of bins from my window. A couple of chaps turn up on a regular basis to rummage through the bins for old clothes and anything that can be turned into cash. They never make a mess and are known ...
by Mallard
29 Mar 2015, 16:35
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sweet potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

Re: Sweet potatoes

Just taken a pic of my sweets so far. I've managed thirteen plants from two sweet potatoes; perhaps I might have had more with more patience!
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by Mallard
22 Feb 2015, 16:51
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Dave Clark Five Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Dave Clark Five Documentary

I only watched bits and pieces, but the sixties nostalgia made me feel glad all over!

I know, I'll get my coat. )run(
by Mallard
16 Feb 2015, 20:59
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sweet potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

Re: Sweet potatoes

I'm informed they should have been started at the end of November, There's more than one way. You can cut them in half length ways and use compost, but I had some success with avocado, so I put them point down in water as you see. Roots will appear (I was warned that supermarket varieties are spraye...
by Mallard
16 Feb 2015, 20:30
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Sweet potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

Sweet potatoes

My friends on Facebook tell me I Should have started this two months ago, but I'll try anyway. I put them in water on the 10th February, and they'd sprouted shoots within four days. The roots are now growing fast. I have a space for them prepared on the polytunnel floor! http://i406.photobucket.com/...
by Mallard
14 Jan 2015, 16:35
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Boiling vinegar.
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Boiling vinegar.

Having delved a bit deeper, it seems that early vinegar had microbe called a vinegar eel among other nasties. These bugs are no longer present in modern vinegar, so I'm not going to stink the place out boiling the stuff!
by Mallard
13 Jan 2015, 22:49
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Boiling vinegar.
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Boiling vinegar.

I like to have a small jar of pickled onions on my shelf so that I can munch them fairly fresh and do another jar to follow. I use sarsons white spirit vinegar straight on to the onions. My sister insists that the vinegar must be boiled. When I asked why, she said it was mother's way and she had alw...
by Mallard
13 Dec 2014, 20:13
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Dennis
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Dennis

Had walk over the plots to see Dennis today, he's looking good, grabbing the afternoon sunshine. )t'
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by Mallard
08 Dec 2014, 19:02
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: My little pal!
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: My little pal!

Gwenoakes wrote:Is it a boy or girl, Mallard? )w(

The probs you have been having arent connected to the school again by any chance are they?


Well, I suppose that only matters to another frog! )grin2(