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  1. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Tis one aspect of life that I am confident in.
    I have done intensive research in all aspects of Cadburism.
    I consider myself a sort of expert in the field,though always looking for new experiences/strings to my bow.
     
  2. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Dolly mixture! Had forgotten that! YUM!
     
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Bou, do you have a local Lidl? Excellent choccies.
     
  4. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Yes I do! I love their shells, better than Guylian ! And they used to have a coffee choc bar that was yum xxxx
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'm a massive fan of their plain chocolate peppermint cream bar, and their jelly babies. 69 pence!
     
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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I found jelly babies here precisely once. I can't get real Cadbury either, although even the American is a step up on the nasty Nestle products we find. Hershey is ... edible. (Can you tell I haven't had lunch yet?)
     
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  7. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    LOVE JELLY BABIES !!! ... Joy. :)
     
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  8. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    I don't eat gelatine so can't eat jelly babies...or fruit pastilles OR MARSHMALLOWS....:(
     
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  9. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Buy yourself some Dolly Mixture Bou and sit back and enjoy .. wish I had some right Now. After WW2 ended we were all still using ration books and that lasted for a few years after that .. couldn't have candy as sugar was rationed, sometimes the USA servicemen would give us kids a few sweets .. I can still remember the excitement of having that sweet morsel in my mouth. When rationing ended my mother purchased a big bag of Dolly Mixture and let us help ourselves .. Oh the Joy of candy !!!! ... MMMmmm ... need something sweet now :) ... Joy.
     
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  10. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    Joy...I am currently stuffing my face as we speak :eek:
    Cadbury natch xx
    I LOVE CHOC and sweets...I cannot imagine rationing but I am fascinated by that era. Were you in England at that time Joy?
    Where I walk my doggos there is a little old 30s bungalow,garden all overgrown ( just as I like it!) but the owners died recently and it's been sold and it's now imo ruined,all tidy and ripped apart but the absolute worst thing is they have RIPPED OUT AND THROWN AWAY an Anderson shelter :O :eek: :'( :'(

    I used to love walking past it and it gave me a lovely feeling. Probably actually not the *correct* response as it represents human suffering I s'pose but I think of it as a reminder that not that long ago,something unbelievably bad happened and the people,the *normal*,every day people got past it.
    My Gran worked in a munitions factory and I wish, I WISH I'd listened to her more x xx
     
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  11. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I was born in England Bou .. 1942, born in Chatham and raised in Margate, Kent. Came to Canada at the age of 14yrs. I can vividly remember going down in the dugout shelter at the age of two ... it's very fleeting but the blaring of sirens made me scream. That's the only thing I remember about those war years. I've been back to England only twice ... I'm hoping to go back one more time. Now GET THOSE DOLLY MIXTURES AND STUFF YOUR FACE SOME MORE .. LOL. It's good for the soul , Joy. :)
     
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  12. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    You must be able to remember quite a lot of England then Joy if you moved at 14? My daughter is 15 and I know she's already got a lifetime of memories at her tender age! Was it a huge wrench? Or exciting? As you lived through that terrible fearful time ,even at two years old, you must have been made of strong stuff xxx
    From what I have seen of Canada it's beautiful. Had a second cousin that lived there
    I cannot IMAGINE how terrifying hearing a siren would have been. Even now, the sound of a Carter siren puts the fear down my spine.
    I hope you come to England one day soon Joy, I'd move heaven and earth to meet you <3
    I looked at the local shop for dolly mixture and couldn't find any but there are bigger shops!
    If I find some, would you accept some to you if I sent you some? x x
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    That is terrible, those are part of history. I would have kept it, but I suppose they'd rather have a jacuzzi in the garden.:rolleyes:
    It also represents survival.:)
     
  14. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    AJ again that is what I think I was trying to say...my Gran had one in her garden ( I was very close to my Gran, not so much my Mum or Dad) and she was always talking about the war and as I said, I wish I'd listened.
    I didn't even realise it WAS a shelter til a lot later ( though that was what she often called it, that or coal hole ) and it just hit me: My Gran and people her age all throughout Europe went through that. A WAR! Bombs could have dropped in my GRAN'S GARDEN :O
    (There was a bomb actually, only one in Hereford and that was supposedly a mistake )
    I have so much admiration for anyone that went through that abomination, on any side. True grit and determination was a lot of it I think. I don't think I would have been as brave xxxx
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I know!
    Both my parents and grandfathers from both sides were active in the Dutch Resistance. I was very close to my maternal grandfather who is still an inspiration to me. He led a resistance 'cell' as they called it, and had to sleep at a different location every night.
    In the meantime my grandmother was at home, taking care of the children, a disabled father, and a few refugees they had invited into their home.
    My grandfather would never call himself brave, but felt it was his duty. He was very conscientious, even if what he did was detrimental to his health.
    I still have two photos of him on my desk, and when I am having a bad day I think: he had bad days under extreme circumstances, but found the strength in himself to go on.

    This is the only one I have a copy of on my computer, a tiny photo in a dainty silver frame of him as a young man in the 1910s:
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    Detail:
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    Now I'm off to get myself a tissue.....
     
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  16. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    This is one of those times I wish there was a LOVE button. Or I had the words to explain how I feel...that picture is everything.

    We are descendants of those brave, BRAVE people and their blood runs through our veins. ( As an aside,what a handsome man!)

    I can see why you are so proud of him. I know he was proud of you too.

    My Gran was the first person to call me Boudicca ( though she used Boadicea) and I think of her every day. I was lucky enough to have two Grans and one G'dad and I loved them all but my Gran & I had a special bond. Think looking back she was a bit of a curmudgeon and judging by evidence,the only person she really liked was me :eek:

    This has been cathartic for me, sorry if I upset you AJ...am off to sob over my MANY MANY full boxes and Cadbury :D xxxx and THANK YOU for showing me your Grandfather and sharing their amazing story of bravery x x x
    (Edited! Changed Grandad to Grandfather, it makes me cringe when peeps say Nanna or Nanny for me Gran, not that there's anything wrong with it but she was my Gran!!)
     
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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :kiss::kiss::kiss:
    She must have thought you very special, which you are. Boudicca is a symbol of strength.
    We both had amazing grandparents, and it was wonderful to have been loved so much by them.
    I know the feeling, and you didn't upset me, I am just emotional, especially when it comes to my grandfather. Sorry to set you off too, but I know Cadbury helps.:playful: I'm munching on some chocolate too now, it always lifts the spirits.:happy:
    He was. And tall, even by today's standards. Tall, dark and handsome.:hilarious: Strange to say that of your own grandfather, really.:confused:
     
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  18. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    I am ALWAYS EMOSH! My feelings are always very near the surface...doesn't take an awful lot to set me back on the correct path though.
    My Gran used to read like I do, no one else in my fam reads so we had common ground
    Your Grandfather was tall as well as handsome! My Hub is 6"3 (is that how you write it? I don't think so) I also think my G'dad was SO handsome, red headed and tallish but handsome <3

    I think my Gran knew I'd be tough,you're right.
    I have like all people had Times that were difficult and I never ever thought about not carrying on with what I was doing. Though some may call that stubborness !

    A pic of my Grandad, Mr. Geoff Price of Hay on Wye fire station. Loved him so much xx

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  19. BoudiccaJones

    BoudiccaJones Well-Known Member

    ( I have just had profiteroles ... I realised after I'd had them both and read the label that they had alchohol in :eek: :O :O I don't ever have alchohol and I think I feel a little drunken :O )
     
  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Oh, wonderful, great picture. And a fireman, another hero. Yes he was handsome, and looks very dapper in that uniform.
    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: It's ok to go and sleep it off.:yawn::D
    If you have to prepare a meal, be very careful. Or let mr Bou do it.:)
     
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