Tuesday, 7 April 2009

7th April 1980


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mmmm? not a lot to go on! But I reckon I must have gone to Stafford to see Sam for Easter.
In those days shops etc didn't open on an Easter Monday.
So being in a village the only thing was to go to the 'local'. The 'local' there was very much the heart of the village and 'everyone' went there ....had lunch and chilled out playing pub games such as darts, bar skittles, domino's .. it was a great atmosphere. I do miss that social bit living where I do.

I am pleased to think that there maybe still one bastion of an embargo on shopping in the UK on Easter Sunday?

I do remember in my younger married days in the late 80s that we had invited the in-laws over for Easter Sunday dinner. I (being so unprepared.. no nothing has changed) thought I will nip up to the supermarket and buy all the gubbins for a Sunday lunch that morning.... rolled up to my local supermarket and it was shut!!! I drove 5 miles to the next supermarket .. and that was shut too... then the penny dropped!!

We ended up having pizza out of the freezer!

Only 2 half days left for me to work before the Easter break in 2009.. can't wait (mmmm note to self ... buy 'the gubbins' in early)

It is Tuesday so that means 'sticking and gluing' .. the night class has finished but I am still a woman on a mission to finish the album for my Mum's Birthday (only 15 days to go!!)

Here are the latest 'tings' ... whoops things


I have added a bit of colour to open up the photos from the 40s


this is an interactive page where you can flip through photos


then I had this idea to get all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to write on a postcard and their image is a stamp.......

7 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Have you got any recipes for gubbins? This must be a Norffern speciality - never heard of it being 'posh' an' all .......

70steen said...

oh soz posh souverner type person ... gubbins include the basics of a meat eaters recipe... meat!!

btw I have been adding to this post since you have commented

Daddy Papersurfer said...

You're cleverer than you look aren't you ...... there's hope ..... oh glory be!!!!!

We have meat down here as well you know - glazed quail, veal, wafer thin corned beef - that sort of thing ...

John C said...

...he forgot the SPAM filled Easter Eggs.

gitwizard said...

And the phish.....................

70steen said...

Chaps can I suggest a good whine with your menu??

John C said...

By all means, garcon! :giggle snort: