PHOTOS OF ME DINNER

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When old gits gather, talk always turns to nostalgia – the size of Wagon Wheels and Mars Bars, for example.  A loose re-enactment of that Monty Python Yorkshiremen sketch.

At such a coven recently my mate remembered those pre-digital, pre-Facebook days of snapping a dozen photos on your Kodak Instamatic and taking the film to Boots to get it developed.  You’d collect your photos two weeks later to find the first couple to be wasted and a number of others over-exposed.

But here’s the thing – he made the point that in contrast to posts on today’s Facebook, none of them were of your dinner.

◄ IN HIS HANDS

CRADLE - A TRIOLET ►

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John Coopey

Thu 27th Feb 2020 14:16

Quite right, Po and MC. Things were so much simpler in those days.
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M.C. Newberry

Thu 27th Feb 2020 12:24

They always did say decimalisation (always UP against old £SD)
was the big con-trick of political determination to comply with the
coinage used across the Channel.
Ten shillings for a Crunchie today - mind-boggling, you have to agree!

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poemagraphic

Thu 27th Feb 2020 12:15

We have had the best of times that I am 110% certain to use modern parlance.

Us Children of the sixties

Po

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John Coopey

Wed 26th Feb 2020 18:15

“.....and still have change”. The phrase our parents tagged on to stories of prices in their times, MC.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 26th Feb 2020 15:37

I have a press cutting from 19...(you can guess how long ago) when
a UK £1 was worth 20 shillings and a shilling was worth 12 pence.
The cost of an advertised Crunchie bar was 6 pence. Forget any
possible difference in size - and consider instead the eye-watering
difference in cost today. 😲

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John Coopey

Wed 26th Feb 2020 13:42

I confess, Brian, that wasn’t me Dinner. Just tret missen to black pudding and braarn sauce.
Yes, I see the analogy, Graham. Luckily, so far, no-one seems to have photographic interest further down the food chain.
It’s been up and down like a prostitute’s nightie but, no, at the minute we are subfluvial.
Incidentally, did you notice our new striker (o.g.) got one against Chelsea? I’m expecting big things from him.

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 26th Feb 2020 12:19

BTW, I hope your garden is drying out!

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 26th Feb 2020 12:19

I'm not sure you're completely accurate there JC. I seem to remember that 'old gits' regularly photograph their allotment produce (massive onions/longest beans etc) just a little further up the food chain that's all!

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Brian Maryon

Wed 26th Feb 2020 10:35

You'e redressed the balance now John with the pic of your healthy salmon salad. (Are you sure you're Northern?)

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