Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A few things ...

.... you may be interested in.

Sally has details of a poetry competition here.

Sue has details of a competition to win a one day writing course.

And I've been chatting to Jeanne about, amongst other things,  large meals eaten towards the end of December.

And here's an old household appliance - can you see what it is?

25 comments:

  1. Either laundry related as L said or a butter churner.

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    1. It does look like a butter churner, Wendy. Maybe it was adapted from one?

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  2. I was going to say it makes butter!!! LOL!! Take care
    x

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    1. No, but I can see why you thought so, Kitty.

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  3. Hi Patsy, Absolutely no idea what it is. But it scares the hell out of me....

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    1. I'm not keen on the modern version, Maria.

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  4. I thought butter churner, then noticed the mangle type thing, so I'll go for laundry, although I really hope somehow that Frances is right :-) x

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    1. Bet you wouldn't think that if you were pregnant and Frances had offered to help at the birth, Teresa.

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  5. Part of it looks like an old mangle for squeezing water out of clothes but the whirly thing is throwing me a bit. Love your answer, Frances!

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    1. Yes, it is a mangle on the top. The whirly thing is to slosh the water round to wash the clothes.

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  6. I love Frances' answer too, but I think it's a wringer.

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  7. Lol on Frances' answer! But I think laundry too. Thank goodness for automatic!

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  8. Patsy, I checked this post a few days ago and I had to come back for the answer.
    I had no idea what it was.

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    1. There can't be many of these washing machines about, Julia so I don't blame you for not recognising it.

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  9. Hi Patsy .. I was going to say butter churner, but wondered about the early laundry washer .. I still go for the butter churner - cheers to you both - Hilary

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Thanks so much for commenting!