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Old 25th Sep 2018, 04:38
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Made some strawberry jam yesterday ... strawberries are very cheap at the moment so I rounded up a kilo of the little critters and made the jam. Turned out very yummy too!
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 07:24
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Strorberries and cream for me
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 17:23
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There are worse places to be parked up for the night than on the sea front in Penzance. Beautiful evening as well. A pint and some food next.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 18:56
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Originally Posted by WilliumMate View Post
There are worse places to be parked up for the night than on the sea front in Penzance. Beautiful evening as well. A pint and some food next.
I hope you, and all, enjoyed the beautiful sunset that we had in E Sussex.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 23:55
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Made some strawberry jam yesterday ... strawberries are very cheap at the moment so I rounded up a kilo of the little critters and made the jam. Turned out very yummy too!
Hope you ran a large magnet or metal detector over them thar strawberries first?
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 05:45
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No metal detectors needed, just slice them up.

One or two idiots started it, and some brain-dead copycats decided to do the same, and the big supermarket chains are responsible for the mad dumping and financial ruin of the farmers.

All they had to say was "Slice your strawberries."
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 06:53
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A fruit growing and packing business at the centre of the strawberry contamination scandal is owned by a convicted drug
trafficker named in a confidential report on organised crime.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/drug...21-p505b8.html

"The Donnybrook Berries business had a low profile in the area until a few years ago. But it has rapidly taken a significant
role in the local industry after Mr Cufari spent more than $6 million in the last 2 years buying strawberry farms and related
property near the packing plant and at Stanthorpe on the Queensland-NSW border".
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 07:12
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 09:47
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Hope you ran a large magnet or metal detector over them thar strawberries first?
That's why strawberries are very cheap right now, Nervous. Everywhere they are on sale, there is usually a notice advising to please cut the fruit up before eating ... and since I would be cutting them before making the jam, that was not a problem. Some people are just evil aren't they?

One or two idiots started it, and some brain-dead copycats decided to do the same, and the big supermarket chains are responsible for the mad dumping and financial ruin of the farmers. All they had to say was "Slice your strawberries."
Completely agree, Ascend Charlie . A completely unnecessary knee-jerk reaction to a problem which had the simplest of practical solutions.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 19:26
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TRAB pushed to page two! Where is everybody?
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 23:17
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Still kicking and 36 days to do until retirement. Though work is sucking as much out of me as they can.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 04:01
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Awake since 03:30 . . .
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 04:51
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Still kicking and 36 days to do until retirement. Though work is sucking as much out of me as they can.
Nigel, don't forget it's only about 88 days until Christmas Day
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 09:55
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Still kicking and 36 days to do until retirement.
I take it that you have a Chuff Chart pinned to the side of your locker!
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 16:26
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Awake since 03:30 . . .
I wouldn't lose sleep over that. But Mrs hs' new mobile rang at 02.30 to inform us that a download has paused. F$&*)*!
Worked in a house built in the 1820s today. Ripped out old softboard, remember that stuff? It revealed a brick chimney breast, wire brushed it down and sealed. It looks lovely. :-)
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 17:37
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What?? No posts in over 2 days, the boss really wouldn't like that.
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 18:09
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Quite right, JSP, what a bunch of slackers we are! Lovely autumn day here. Picked most of the apples off the trees. Medlars not ready yet. No pears or quinces. I've never seen so many different varieties of fungi as there are this year. Despite having a fungi spotter's guide, I'm not willing to risk getting a bad 'un by mistake.
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 18:19
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Well said RBG.

Been a bit busy but managed a visit to the National Archives at Kew yesterday, been trying to get down for ages and managed to get what I needed. On way back there is a wonderful little farmers market next to West Hampstead station of all places. Snapped up some IOW tomatoes of various colours and strains, big fresh beetroots, baby onions and a big bag of gooseberries. When I get back from a few days up in Jockistan the pickling jars and chutney pan will be pressed into action.

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Old 1st Oct 2018, 12:29
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I was shocked during my basic training to find the Royal Signals was officially known as a "teeth arm".
My Father-in-Law was shot dead in an ambush in Malaya while serving in the Royal Signals. He may not have been the actual "teeth" but he was certainly at the sharp end, continually out in the jungle keeping the communication lines open.
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 12:48
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...tougher fitness tests...
In my days in the RAF we didn't have fitness tests, we were tested by working in actual wartime conditions. We were often 16 on and 8 off during routine weeks and on an exercise Mickey Finn I once worked 60 hours continuous over the two and a half days with no stand-down. I did manage the odd couple of hours kip down on the ORP during that time, but that would be par for the course in a war. Fitness tests only need to prove one's fitness for one's duties - we were certainly fit enough as a military force that fights by technical skill rather than physical ability. Later, on VIP Transport at Northolt we worked 24 on/24 off with only every other weekend off. Most nights we only got a 6 hour stand-down for sleep - for the mathematically challenged, that averaged a 63 hour week and is the reason why I quit and went to work for British Airways.
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