Friday, 25 November 2011

Good News x5...


The fridge-freezer repair man rang up to say there's been a cancellation & he'll see us on Tuesday afternoon.

I've finished my job application.

I've picked the Backlane Notebook Challenge bunch of flowers for this week. (Does anybody admit to remembering these school milk bottles from the 1970s? My parents found this one in their garden)

Winter Iris

I've found a recipe for Limoncello (& I will be sharing it!)


...And it is Friday...have a lovely weekend!

17 comments:

Sue said...

I loved my school milk in its little bottles. Free too, until Thatcher became education minister.

Annie said...

Limoncello ... can't wait :D And yes I do remember the old school milk bottles, and being forced to drink school milk - yuk!

Good luck with the job application :D

Lucille said...

Yes I remember those bottles and the horrible smell of slightly sour milk in summer because they sat out in the school kitchen unrefrigerated. I like pushing the straw through the silver foil cap.

Angela said...

Glad about the fridge repair.

I loved those dinky little bottles.
And I remember chanting "Maggie Thatcher MilklSnatcher!" too.

Looking forward to the Limoncello recipe

happy weekend blessings x

Second Chance Tan said...

Yup, I too remember those milk bottles, and the eagerness to get the right coloured straw!! Pretty flowers x

Thrifty Household said...

I still can't drink milk at room temperature, it has to be ice cold for me!
I think it all stems from those crates of warmish, slightly sour milk with bits of cream floating in them...the straws were good though!

Su said...

I remember those milk bottles - the thought of luke warm milk still makes me shudder. Sometimes it took me all playtime to force it down. Still can't drink milk now! Much better with pretty flowers in!

Stitchybritt said...

Oh dear, from these comments it doesn't sound like the UK Education department did much for the country's dairy industry!

I think you chose the right option with the fridge. There is the temptation to go with something shiny and new, but if this one has all the right features for you it's worth repairing.

elizabethm said...

Love the iris. And the bottle. I had forgotten about those!

backlanenotebook said...

Yes to the single stem in an interesting container. And good luck with the job application.

Toffeeapple said...

I remember those milk bottles, but from the early 50s, not the 70s, they were one third of a pint. Our straws were paper and could not be pushed through the foil lids. Your flowers look very pretty in the bottle.

Good luck with the job and well done with the freezer repair.

Rachel said...

Yep, remember those. I went off milk in a big way one summer when the milk was distinctly lukewarm by the time we got to it....

Mrs. Micawber said...

Little bottles make wonderful vases. Lovely iris - how nice to have those at his time of year.

lizzie said...

Thanks for the limoncello recipe - I m making some tomorrow and it will go up on the shelf next to the raspberry gin !
Love your kitchen - I just helped my son do the same combination of while subway tiles and butcher block counters (now it looks better than mine , that should nt be should it ?)

Julie said...

Our school milk came in cartons - not as good as a little bottle. But I do remember the household milk coming in glass bottles - with top-of-the-milk. Yummy!
Yay for the fridge man! Juliex

grace said...

totally remember the bottles - has to be ice cold is vile when warmish!

Calico Kate said...

Well done for going down the repair route. So often these things just get chucked when have of it still works. They are a mixed blessing. We wouldn't be able to get it repaired locally someone would have to come out from Glasgow and as they think they need their passports to get here it would take a repair totally out of reach!
CKx

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