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Black forest gateau on the sweet trolly and the cheese board on another trolly. Not the miserly serving you get nowadays.

Those were the days

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Or the height of 1970's gastro elegance .... Rum babas
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Funny that Stephen posted this as we were talking to our son about some of the things we done when we were "dating" and going for a meal was special. It tended to be Prawn cocktail, Sirloin steak and Black forest Gateua 😀 going for a Wimpy (before we met) was also mentioned 😂
Happy days!
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Stephen wrote: 18 Jun 2021, 20:42 Black forest gateau on the sweet trolly and the cheese board on another trolly. Not the miserly serving you get nowadays.

Those were the days
They seem to have forgotten that we go on a cruise to gorge ourselves…the way portions are going we’ll come back having lost weight ;) :D

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We still make and enjoy many of the 70s favorites ... :thumbup:
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What about all the flambé dishes at the table like cherries jubilee/crepe suzette and baked alaska? I’ve also had pasta cooked at the table - all “banned” when good old H&S came into being.
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We still ' flambe ' ( albeit using Lidl's Napoleon Brandy ) Beef Stroganoff 8-)
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Not forgetting the good old fondue

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And Banana Split :thumbup:
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SPAM
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Pineapple upside down cake

I was going to add Classic French onion soup, but I still make that (got to use up those bottles of wine people give me).

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Full sliced up torten at the afternoon tea buffet.
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Band and streamers at the Southampton sailaway.
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Bullion being served at 11:00am.
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Manoverboard wrote: 19 Jun 2021, 12:20 Bullion being served at 11:00am.
Gold bars? flippin predictive text :lolno: I don’t remember bouillon being served tbh.
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Jan Rosser wrote: 19 Jun 2021, 12:24
Manoverboard wrote: 19 Jun 2021, 12:20 Bullion being served at 11:00am.
Gold bars? flippin predictive text :lolno: I don’t remember bouillon being served tbh.
My version didn't give me a spell check violation so it must have been right :lol:

We had it the first time during a Christmas cruise on Festival's ' Azur ' in 1997 :relaxed:
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Blue Nun and Liebfraumilch :sick:

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Orange / Lemon Sorbet served ice cold in a hollowed out Orange / Lemon ... :thumbup: :thumbdown:
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Dandelion and burdock
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Corona's Cream Soda
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Imps. .
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That awful chocolate you got in Easter eggs (inside a cardboard egg) or those chocolate tool sets shortly after the war. :sick:

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Arctic roll

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When melons had balls ....
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Manoverboard wrote: 19 Jun 2021, 16:56 When melons had balls ....
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Happydays wrote: 19 Jun 2021, 08:19 Funny that Stephen posted this as we were talking to our son about some of the things we done when we were "dating" and going for a meal was special. It tended to be Prawn cocktail, Sirloin steak and Black forest Gateua 😀 going for a Wimpy (before we met) was also mentioned 😂
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When I was at university my (now) wife came to see me every weekend. She worked during the week in London and got 15 shillings’ worth of luncheon vouchers every week. Once a fortnight we would go to the local steakhouse and both have exactly that meal for 15 shillings and sixpence each.

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Teasmaids and radio alarm clocks

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Stephen wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 11:23 Teasmaids and radio alarm clocks
I’ve just purchased a teasmaid Stephen !!! Saw one advertised and remembered how useful it was so bought it. Still have a radio alarm clock too but don’t use it with alarm especially since retiring :lolno:
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Jan Rosser wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 11:47
Stephen wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 11:23 Teasmaids and radio alarm clocks
I’ve just purchased a teasmaid Stephen !!! Saw one advertised and remembered how useful it was so bought it. Still have a radio alarm clock too but don’t use it with alarm especially since retiring :lolno:

I bet you’ve still got an electric blanket as well Jan :D

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We had one of those and it caught fire ... just saying :lol:
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Remember Green Shield Stamps. The first loyalty card...maybe.

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Remember when we managed to live our lives without the Internet?

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david63 wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 12:53 Remember when we managed to live our lives without the Internet?
I remember it well ... it was Juneteenth day 2021 when my internet went down at about 13:00 and didn't return until the next morning. :problem:

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Bensham33 wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 12:37 Remember Green Shield Stamps. The first loyalty card...maybe.
They were printed in Leeds by De La Rue within the John Waddington ( of Monopoly fame ) factory. The production area was bordered by very high fencing and unauthorized entry was impossible albeit it was perfectly Ok to dander about in the adjacent areas flicking through un cut millions of, for example, Hong Kong Dollars.
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Stephen wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 11:56
Jan Rosser wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 11:47
Stephen wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 11:23 Teasmaids and radio alarm clocks
I’ve just purchased a teasmaid Stephen !!! Saw one advertised and remembered how useful it was so bought it. Still have a radio alarm clock too but don’t use it with alarm especially since retiring :lolno:

I bet you’ve still got an electric blanket as well Jan :D
I have Stephen but it’s in a cupboard somewhere - not used it in a while :thumbdown:
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Good comedians not the foul mouthed ‘ Alternative’ comedy we have now.
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screwy wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 17:32 Good comedians not the foul mouthed ‘ Alternative’ comedy we have now.
Or comedians who are actually funny.
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The telephone to the neighbors garden made from the empty national dried milk tins with a piece of string connecting them.
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Fruit Salad and Black Jack's were 4 for 1d

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Playing cowboys and Indians.
Making bows and arrows.
Getting scuffed knees, stings and scratches and rubbing with a dock leaf with a bit of spit.
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Playing kiss and chase :)

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Bazooka Joes and saving the vouchers to send away for sea monkeys or x-ray specs and you were told "please allow at least 28 days for delivery".

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A Dynamo on the back wheel of your bike to power the lights

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Frozen Jubblies
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Jamboree bags

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Scrumping!

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A half mile walk to the nearest red phone box and tip tapping, instead of dialing, the numbers in to get a free call :shifty:
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Old penny one arm bandits


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What the Butler Saw

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Milk floats

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Paper boys/girls carrying bags heavier than themselves
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