Crossing the Oxo cube

It’s been niggling  me for ages – in fact, every time I open up an oxo cube (which is often) – I wonder why they have changed the shape of them?  They are still cube shaped of course but the cube now forms a cross as in O X O.   Apparently the notches helpContinue reading “Crossing the Oxo cube”

‘Cut the mustard and get to the Ad!’

I am  just watching Flog it  and the programme (may be a repeat) is coming from Burton on Trent, the home of wait for it…….The Marmite factory!  As you know I’ve recently wrote about that lovely brown sticky comestible – Marmite.  Comestible eh? what a locupletative word!  (Must get my poor now neglected word back intoContinue reading “‘Cut the mustard and get to the Ad!’”

Spread em

Someone once told me that Marmite was made of what was left when ale had been brewed – the leftover yeast.  They said that some was kept and rest was sold on as marmite.  Don’t know if this is true though.  Yes it is!  Just found it in Wikipedia. I think it’s good for you, Continue reading “Spread em”

‘The Sweetness of Youth’

When I was out shopping the other day, I was surprised to see a woman put a bag of ‘flying saucers’ into her basket.  I didn’t know that they still made these sweets. ‘Flying Saucers’  were hollow and filled with a sherbet surprise when you bit into them.  They came in different shades of pastel  ‘sherbety’ colours. When I was growingContinue reading “‘The Sweetness of Youth’”

‘Twenty Tenty – birth of a decade’

The first proper post not going on about Christmas OR New Year (sort of).  The first proper post of the ‘Twenty Tentys’ as this decade is now being called.  It doesn’t sound very space age does it?  I’m sure by now we should be  astral travelling at the speed of light and eating a good squareContinue reading “‘Twenty Tenty – birth of a decade’”

Living in the Past: Chocs I have Loved (and Lost)

Someone told my daughter the other day that you used to be able to buy Cadbury’s Milk Tray in a block.  She didn’t believe them – until she asked me.   I used to spend my pocket money on those bars!   Apart from Cadbury’s being  the most fantastically, gorgeous tasting milk chocolate in the whole wide world, youContinue reading “Living in the Past: Chocs I have Loved (and Lost)”

Nights (and days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Beamish Shops

You can go into all the old shops in Beamish.  Here’s a few pics; Even the prices were right! The assistant in the Co Op was a lovely German student, who spoke excellent English and was very informative!  All the food labels are printed from the original! All the buildings are amazing, and the PrintContinue reading “Nights (and days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Beamish Shops”

Beamish – More pics from the Open Air Museum!

Still continuing with the pics from our Newcastle trip and more pictures of Beamish the open air museum set n the rolling countryside of County Durham.  We stopped off here on our way back to Manchester.  Although we spent most of the day there, we didn’t see half of the place, – it’s just vastContinue reading “Beamish – More pics from the Open Air Museum!”