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Things you miss, from 'long ago' ?

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 May 2013 13:15

thin sliced bread for dainty cucumber sandwiches
having just the cream from the top of the milk to drink
being young and looking forward to getting your comic on a Saturday
chocolate eclairs with quality chocolate on the top

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 May 2013 13:18

Liquorice wood from the local sweetshop 1p a stick . some were very sweet & some a bit bitter

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 May 2013 13:24

I never liked liquorice Shirley, but I miss the 'penny arrows' and the Cadburys half pence and 1 pence bars lol.


PollyinBrum Report 4 May 2013 13:30

My Mothers homemade toffee <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Merlin Report 4 May 2013 13:31

Real Hovis,( not the rubbish that is passed off as it today) :-(


Porkie_Pie Report 4 May 2013 13:38

Army Compo, pilchards in brown sauce the ones you buy in civvy street are just not the same

chicken curry was another

My mums home made bread, she made it 3 times a week, and when we came home from school the bread was still warm and had it with best butter and strawberry jam,

Shirley, Liquorice wood was one of my childhood favorites



Lyndi Report 4 May 2013 13:39

Saturday morning pictures - six old pence got you in and an ice lolly in the interval :-D


Merlin Report 4 May 2013 13:50

PP. Those tinned Sausages were pretty good as well. :-D


Tecwyn Report 4 May 2013 14:11

My mums bread pudding and custard :-)


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 4 May 2013 14:12

The ex wife :-(

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 4 May 2013 14:27

Black currant syrup in a tin from the chemist instead of wartime orange juice.

Like Paula...homemade toffee


Guinevere Report 4 May 2013 14:33

Potato Puffs.


GRMarilyn Report 4 May 2013 15:05

I miss smelling a REALChristmas tree ....hmm don't seem to be able to get one that smells like years ago.

And of course I miss my childhood Christmases ,didn't have much but it was exciting ,not the same anymore with comparing my grand-kids that have sacks instead of stockings on the mantle !! :-( .......... little dears don't know what they are missing.


maggiewinchester Report 4 May 2013 15:19

My figure and energy!! :-0

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 May 2013 15:23

WE always had a "proper " Xmas tree event tho it shed its pines after a few days.

On Boxing Day .after dinner, we picked the tree. Was very exciting to have more pressies after the glow of Father Xmas had gone.

I would spend 2s.6d on each of my siblings for tree presents. would be box paints and colouring books. or a magic trick game etc etc depending on their ages.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 4 May 2013 15:23

My Gran's home made soup, she made it from a ham shank and fresh vegetables, also her Clootie Dumpling :-)

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 4 May 2013 15:41

Rose if your going have a buttie have a buttie dainty bread indeedy tsk :-|


SheilaWestWilts Report 4 May 2013 15:46

My Gran's pastry
Orange Tip-Tops on a hot day
Playing 2-ball against the wall
Southsea Show on the Common
Cousin and I telling each other ghost stories


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 15:46

Mums 'Bonfire Soup'. :-0

So named as she made it to eat after watching the fireworks around the bonfire in the back garden. It was one of those thrown-together recipes which wasn't written down.


GeordiePride Report 4 May 2013 15:52

Sheeps head broth with huge dumplings
(I know it doesn't sound nice but it tasted beautiful)