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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2008, 04:49:37 PM »
Perhaps Darwin will be the only other one here who remembers this practice. I cannot be sure whether the charity was to help starving Africans, for something like Barnardo's or even the NSPCC.
I knew of it but it was not the kind of thing my school would have encouraged.

They would more likely solicit large donations to build a church (Anglican) which would then be 'run' by one of the large number of useless former pupils who took up the cloth but failed to achieve seniority.  redface:


Don't be embarrassed ~ my school had the legend "The Alexander College for the Sons of Gentlefolk" engraved over the stone gateway ~ mind you by the time I got there it had morphed into Regent's Park Secondary School for Boys but the original boast remained across the vehicular entrance for many years.
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2008, 05:57:29 PM »
DS's comment sparks memories; we had two Ghanaians at school (60's), each from powerful, influential but opposing families. In other words when one's family was in power the other's was keeping a low profile. One once showed me a family photo; it was rather like the school photo with a hundred odd family members...
"That's my muthah, and tha's another one.. and there's another muthah..."
The family's vehicular transport seemed to consist of a host of American cars, sundry agricultural appliances and two London buses  eeek:

A posse of them once attended a school sports day; all I can remember is a flurry of tribal costume as the Ghanaians swooped down on the strawberry teas. They were uncommonly loud to boot.

Tonight's dinner is courgette & mushroom carbonara by the way  ;)


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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2008, 09:34:51 AM »
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Tonight's dinner is courgette & mushroom carbonara by the way

Is that the one where you set it on fire? rubschin:
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2008, 11:08:36 AM »
That would be the carbon in the carbonara  rubschin:
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2008, 11:10:00 AM »
Good. Do you favour Ronsonol or Paraffin?
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2008, 11:17:56 AM »
Zippo lighter fuel. Virtually fragrance free  ;D
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2008, 11:27:05 AM »
I shall try it shortly!

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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2008, 11:32:14 AM »
Oh nothing I don't suppose  whistle:

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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2008, 11:33:04 AM »
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2008, 03:09:35 PM »
Tonight we are mostly having roast pork... LL likes a bit of pork in her...  whistle:
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2008, 03:13:35 PM »
We are having the remains of yesterday's roast pork, diced with sweet n sour sauce and rice.
MrsS#2 is likewise fond of a bit of pork in her  eyes:
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2008, 03:19:52 PM »
We are having the remains of yesterday's roast pork, diced with sweet n sour sauce and rice.
MrsS#2 is likewise fond of a bit of pork in her  eyes:
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2008, 03:57:30 PM »
Tonight we are mostly having roast pork... LL likes a bit of pork in her...  whistle:

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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2008, 04:15:15 PM »
Tonight we are mostly having roast pork... LL likes a bit of pork in her...  whistle:
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Re: Dinner tonight
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2008, 06:04:23 PM »
Tuna nicoise, then fresh fruit salad later
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