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by Rutabaga
3 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

Whiskeyjack wrote:
3 days ago
I recall its bad luck to plant it as it takes over the garden.
That's why I'm planting it in a pot!
by Rutabaga
3 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

I've not heard that one. Someone told me once that if parsley grows well in a garden it means the woman of the house is in charge, and also that it's bad luck to give someone a knife (they have to give you a coin in return), but as I'm not superstitious I just laughed at such nonsense.
by Rutabaga
3 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

In fact, I got two. Here they are - really fine and pretty, and not bad for 50p :-)
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by Rutabaga
3 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

I can't quite believe I have done this, but I just bought a mint plant. In my defence it was reduced to a quid, but it felt rather like buying a weed. I am going to plant it in a big pot, so I can make mint tea in a little glass infuser from China that I got from a charity shop.
by Rutabaga
5 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 106
Views: 1833

Re: In the news...

Interesting, and depressing, that it says "if we did it", rather than "if we succeeded". :'(
by Rutabaga
5 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

@Lullabelle For treating stings it's Bicarb for Bees, Vinegar for Wasps. (You have to use the Dickensian pronunciation of the V for the mnemonic to work properly.)
by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: NIMBYism
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: NIMBYism

My recollection is that the ride was enjoyable but the cafe wasn't up to much.
by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: NIMBYism
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: NIMBYism

I think the Fridays stopped there once?
by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fishy Dishes
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Fishy Dishes

It's 40 years old, so it's a bit fuzzy, but it's the original Barnes & Barnes:

by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

I saw this parked up this morning. In case it's not clear from the photos, it's a bike completely covered in some sort of gummy substance and gold glitter. Class. I bet it's a messy ride though :D .
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by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 166
Views: 5502

Re: This made me laugh.....

Didn't a tucker box feature in Waltzing Matilda?
by Rutabaga
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 106
Views: 1833

Re: In the news...

Nice story, apart from the broken nose that is. Aw.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... g-his-hero
by Rutabaga
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

Joan wrote:
2 weeks ago
Are we at cross purposes?
For goodness' sake, of course we're not. It's just a different way of saying the same thing, making the same joke. Thanks for the sex instruction though, very helpful.
by Rutabaga
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1838
Views: 33334

Re: Meanwhile...

by Rutabaga
3 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Fun in the bike sheds this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Fun in the bike sheds this morning

Outrageous! Are you not allowed to leave anything on work premises overnight? The locker-hogging thing is a complaint I have heard from others in the past. I never worked anywhere that had lockers, so I wasn't something I ever encountered.