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We're you at it in the 70's?!



  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,344
    edited May 2021
    @BrodieP what have you started?  :lol:
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,293

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • SuesynSuesyn Posts: 660
    We have a push mower bought in 2018 from DIY store. It's to mow the grass paths between plots at the allotment. Ideal, as it is environmentally friendly and can be left in the allotment shed without having to worry about expensive equipment being stolen. It's also really easy to use and was really cheap to buy and there's not much to go wrong with it.
    Sometimes technology is unnecessary. 
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,673
    edited May 2021
    My nostalgic memories are probably more rooted in the 60s than the 70s so if you can recollect these in an instant you’re a grade 1 baby boomer:
    Cathy Come Home
    Sturmey Archer gears
    Car coats and string backed driving gloves
    Surgeons who would open up the patient for a “proper look see”
    No 10 Meccano sets
    French fancies
    Passing Cloud cigarettes
    Mr Pastry and Harry Worth (equally awful)
    Bronco and Izal
    Describing things as common
    Black Tower and Mateus Rosé
    The Three Day Week
    Lincoln biscuits
    Simon Dee
    Charles Atlas (and 7 stone weaklings)
    Charles Buchan
    The great smell of Brut
    Zal disinfectant
    Practical Householder
    Jubilee bags
    Green Shield Stamps

    And what was it that 🎼 “cleaned a big, big carpet for less than half a crown ... for less than half a crown” ?
    Rutland, England
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,298
    @BenCotto - courtesy of my hubby (a musician who never forgets an annoying jingle):

    "A thousand and one, a thousand and one,
    Gets rid of that workaday frown.
    A thousand and one cleans a big, big carpet
    For less than half a crown."

    Might be earlier than the 70s though, if you consider we went decimal in 1971.   :)
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,293
    @BenCotto . Unfortunately, I remember most of those, but fortunately, not all
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,293
    edited May 2021
    @Liriodendron it's onethousandandone not a thousandandone . 
    Verse Two:
    Live action foam deep cleans
    Cleans your carpet like new.

    And if that didn't work, you could do the shake and vac and put the freshness back
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,937
    All hail French Fancies, Green Shield Stamps and Luncheon Vouchers!  :D
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,293
    edited May 2021
    I got scrabble with my green shield

    Kunzle Cakes. A chocolate case containing a layer of jam, next a layer of sponge, next a layer of buttercream icing, topped with a chocolate decoration.
    You had to lick everything out of the middle until you had nothing left but the chocolate case and decoration.l

    Birthday treat - a gateau from Lyons Corner House.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,937
    My total obession was Lip Lickers (lip balm) circa 1978.

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