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Fish n Chips 56 Sep 10th 2017 12:15 am

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by mikelincs (Post 12334632)
Tesco are about to do that in the UK, they will no longer supply the bags they were charging 5p for, but are selling reusable bags instead, we ALWAYS use reusable ones and have been using the same ones for many months.

Its funny how history repeats itself, My Mum had a basket for shopping years ago, it went everywhere with her, 40- 50 years on and back to square one, maybe baskets will come back into fashion.

Oregon is very much proactive in these types of things, canvas bags have been pushed for a 5-10 years.

cheers Sep 15th 2017 6:16 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Fish n Chips 56 (Post 12335082)
Its funny how history repeats itself, My Mum had a basket for shopping years ago, it went everywhere with her, 40- 50 years on and back to square one, maybe baskets will come back into fashion.

Oregon is very much proactive in these types of things, canvas bags have been pushed for a 5-10 years.

Hi Fish,
Off the subject but I know you look at the webcam on Abbey Road so I thought you might know why they have the road in a mess?
Cheers

cheers Sep 15th 2017 6:33 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
Does anyone have the new Windows 10 software. I had to go that route because Google no longer supports Vista.
I was telling someone yesterday that Hitler could have won WW2 if they had computers then and he could have done it without men, machines or ?.
Now the Russians know what they are doing. They know they can take over by using the computer!
Sorry about that outburst but the Windows 10 is insane. Others have expressed the same opinion.
So nobody has been able to contact Rodney?
Cheers

scot47 Sep 16th 2017 11:55 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 
Windows 10 is a cunning plan by the Russians to destroy the West.

Fish n Chips 56 Sep 17th 2017 8:54 am

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by cheers (Post 12339011)
Hi Fish,
Off the subject but I know you look at the webcam on Abbey Road so I thought you might know why they have the road in a mess?
Cheers

Hi Cheers. I havent looked in a while, so Im sorry I have no clue...

Shard Sep 17th 2017 9:15 am

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Fish n Chips 56 (Post 12335082)
Its funny how history repeats itself, My Mum had a basket for shopping years ago, it went everywhere with her, 40- 50 years on and back to square one, maybe baskets will come back into fashion.

Oregon is very much proactive in these types of things, canvas bags have been pushed for a 5-10 years.

That's true about fashion cycles. Even those shopping baskets on wheels are coming back into use.

Novocastrian Sep 17th 2017 6:07 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12339802)
That's true about fashion cycles. Even those shopping baskets on wheels are coming back into use.

You mean those daft folding things that people took around in their Chelsea tractors so that they could cycle from the parking to the office?

Shard Sep 17th 2017 7:04 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 12340064)
You mean those daft folding things that people took around in their Chelsea tractors so that they could cycle from the parking to the office?

Brompton bikes? Er, no...just meant cycles in fashion. Not really daft though they're quite cool. Plenty of London commuters use them to get from ther terminus to the office.

I meant the cheap fabric covered wire box like contraption that old ladies used to pull along in the 70's. A bit like a modern carry-on suitcase. Maybe they have a name, and I just don't know it...

Fish n Chips 56 Sep 17th 2017 8:23 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12340117)
Brompton bikes? Er, no...just meant cycles in fashion. Not really daft though they're quite cool. Plenty of London commuters use them to get from ther terminus to the office.

I meant the cheap fabric covered wire box like contraption that old ladies used to pull along in the 70's. A bit like a modern carry-on suitcase. Maybe they have a name, and I just don't know it...

Shoppin Trollies???

Shard Sep 17th 2017 9:55 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Fish n Chips 56 (Post 12340170)
Shoppin Trollies???

Got it in one. Looked that up on Google Image and the said contraption appeared. For some reason I thought trolley was limited to the wire carts that supermarkets provide.

feelbritish Sep 18th 2017 9:15 am

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There are times I would have been happy pulling one along behind me as I walk back from the shops but I am resisting looking like and OAP for a bit longer!

BEVS Sep 18th 2017 10:40 am

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by feelbritish (Post 12340417)
There are times I would have been happy pulling one along behind me as I walk back from the shops but I am resisting looking like and OAP for a bit longer!

Well, that tickled me. :lol:

I'm thinking push it in front of oneself in a nifty nonchalant manner,

aries Sep 18th 2017 9:24 pm

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I have an attractive fold-up shopping trolley which a friend bought for me on the QE2. It is very neat when folded, but is only practical for short distances. Generally a store security man carries my shopping bags across a small roundabout to a taxi stand for me, I always seem to buy a lot more than is on my short list.

Novocastrian Sep 18th 2017 10:06 pm

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12340117)
Brompton bikes? Er, no...just meant cycles in fashion. Not really daft though they're quite cool. Plenty of London commuters use them to get from ther terminus to the office.

I meant the cheap fabric covered wire box like contraption that old ladies used to pull along in the 70's. A bit like a modern carry-on suitcase. Maybe they have a name, and I just don't know it...

Err I think I knew that. You've been in England too long and have therefore lost your sense of humour.

Shard Sep 19th 2017 1:23 pm

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Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 12340964)
Err I think I knew that. You've been in England too long and have therefore lost your sense of humour.

Possibly insufficient alcohol.


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