Grumble grumble

Your favourite days out round Leeds
Jogon
Posts: 3036
Joined: Wed 21 Dec, 2011 1:28 pm

Postby Jogon » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 12:07 am

I muddied my Karrimor KSBs recently, but instead of trip round Thruscross

I just walked round Leeds.


If this left Achilles allows.

[Ed - I have taken out offending non-leeds stuff]
grumpybloke
Posts: 180
Joined: Sat 25 Sep, 2010 6:44 pm

Postby grumpybloke » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 12:51 am

For goodness sake, Monday may have been a Bank Holiday but it was also Boxing Day. Let the staff have Christmas off! You'll be wanting them open on Christmas Day soon just in case you feel like a trip out!
User avatar
tilly
Posts: 1803
Joined: Mon 11 Jan, 2010 2:32 pm

Postby tilly » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 8:36 am

When i was a kid Leeds Market used to stay open untill very late on Christmas eve.Thats when you could buy fruit and poultry at a reduced price thats if you had the money our chicken used to come in a tin.Mum used to pay into a club every week so she could put something on the table at Christmas.When i hear some people moan about the cost of liveing now it makes my blood boil they dont know how lucky they are.But then of course the cost of a fourty two inch telly plus surround sound runs into big money and they cant live without that can they.Now you have set me off again Bah Humbug.    
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
Jogon
Posts: 3036
Joined: Wed 21 Dec, 2011 1:28 pm

Postby Jogon » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 10:24 am

tilly wrote:
When i was a kid Leeds Market used to stay open untill very late on Christmas eve.Thats when you could buy fruit and poultry at a reduced price thats if you had the money our chicken used to come in a tin.Mum used to pay into a club every week so she could put something on the table at Christmas.When i hear some people moan about the cost of liveing now it makes my blood boil they dont know how lucky they are.But then of course the cost of a fourty two inch telly plus surround sound runs into big money and they cant live without that can they.Now you have set me off again Bah Humbug.    


Whooah there Tilly...........! Steady, leave it.

I'm with you there.

Who set you off, I was just suggesting 'a pleasant walk' from a 'good book'.

Make a pot of Morrisons Red Label (leaf) Tea and chill.    

geoffb
Posts: 342
Joined: Fri 23 Feb, 2007 9:53 am

Postby geoffb » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 10:42 am

Jogon wrote:
I muddied my Karrimor KSBs recently, but instead of trip round Thruscross, I did a variation - Rocking Hall from Blubberhouses

(David Leather's The Walker's Guide to Mid-wharfedale & Washburn Valley on Walk 9 - 11 miles / 5hours).

Going up the outflow of the Dam then up onto the tops and lunch at Rocking Hall. Fine views, binocs only should've had the camera. On the way back found Aked's
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2716770
and Harry's Dam http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2716804

A longer version (yet to do) involves going over from Rocking Hall and down to Bolton Abbey. Thence via bus, taxi or mates car to Blubberhouses car park.

If this left Achilles allows.

Funny enough we were up there on Tuesday, it was really water logged with Thruscross over flow in full force, spent 30mins watching a short eared owl hunting then a pint at Hopper Lane.
grumpybloke
Posts: 180
Joined: Sat 25 Sep, 2010 6:44 pm

Postby grumpybloke » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 11:40 am

[quotenick="Jogon"]
tilly wrote:
When i was a kid Leeds Market used to stay open untill very late on Christmas eve.Thats when you could buy fruit and poultry at a reduced price thats if you had the money our chicken used to come in a tin.Mum used to pay into a club every week so she could put something on the table at Christmas.When i hear some people moan about the cost of liveing now it makes my blood boil they dont know how lucky they are.But then of course the cost of a fourty two inch telly plus surround sound runs into big money and they cant live without that can they.Now you have set me off again Bah Humbug.    



I had forgotten about chickens in a tin! I think my father bought them very occasionally. I agree about people moaning these days. Looking back I wonder how on earth our parents managed.
Uno Hoo
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri 20 Jun, 2008 2:04 pm

Postby Uno Hoo » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 12:14 pm

During the late 1940s our Christmas capon arrived Christmas Eve, strapped to dad's handlebars - he'd cycled out to the farm after work to collect it. It then had to be beheaded (it was already dead but intact - apart from the fact it was a capon:-)), plucked, drawn and stuffed, ready for cooking on Christmas Day. As a small child I was fascinated by the process. It ponged a bit as the innards were removed, but it was a good object lesson in the origins of food. Later we kept our own poultry, but for some reason I never learned the gentle art of wringing necks. We had chicken quite regularly, though.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, moves on; nor all thy Piety nor all thy Wit can call it back to cancel half a Line, nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Leodian
Posts: 5967
Joined: Thu 10 Jun, 2010 8:03 am

Postby Leodian » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 1:37 pm

[quotenick="grumpybloke"]
Jogon wrote:
tilly wrote:
When i was a kid Leeds Market used to stay open untill very late on Christmas eve.Thats when you could buy fruit and poultry at a reduced price thats if you had the money our chicken used to come in a tin.Mum used to pay into a club every week so she could put something on the table at Christmas.When i hear some people moan about the cost of liveing now it makes my blood boil they dont know how lucky they are.But then of course the cost of a fourty two inch telly plus surround sound runs into big money and they cant live without that can they.Now you have set me off again Bah Humbug.    



I had forgotten about chickens in a tin! I think my father bought them very occasionally. I agree about people moaning these days. Looking back I wonder how on earth our parents managed.


Chickens in a tin were lovely. Lots of gelatine jelly and always very tender meat. Ready to eat cold but also great warmed up. As a kid I always looked forward to the chicken in a tin. Mmmm, yummy. Regular Smiley
A rainbow is a ribbon that Nature puts on when she washes her hair.

Jogon
Posts: 3036
Joined: Wed 21 Dec, 2011 1:28 pm

Postby Jogon » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 1:53 pm

Leeds Chickens in tins deserves it's own thread.
I must try one.    
User avatar
uncle mick
Posts: 1432
Joined: Wed 14 Jan, 2009 6:43 am

Postby uncle mick » Thu 29 Dec, 2011 2:00 pm

Hope it tastes better than it looks
Attachments
__TFMF_epfsikaacdgkamrlrthxu245_1c00ab69-9c5d-47b9-a8bd-cf4f77112919_0_main.jpg
__TFMF_epfsikaacdgkamrlrthxu245_1c00ab69-9c5d-47b9-a8bd-cf4f77112919_0_main.jpg (55.73 KiB) Viewed 758 times
__TFMF_epfsikaacdgkamrlrthxu245_fba343ac-0417-4a7b-97d9-e33b702ad81b_0_main.jpg
__TFMF_epfsikaacdgkamrlrthxu245_fba343ac-0417-4a7b-97d9-e33b702ad81b_0_main.jpg (55.73 KiB) Viewed 758 times

Return to





Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 2 and 0 guests