Thursday, September 23, 2004

Old sweets and candy wrappers

This has been taken through glass , so not a very good photo. Its a collection of old sweets and candy wrappers and confections collected by Hazel when we lived in London in the 80's. Some are beginnin g to show their age and leaking out as a kind of primordial syrup!
Yesterday wasa bit of a dull rainy day. The nice electrician, Derrick, came round to fix the new halogen lights in Archie's room. he looked at the doorbell too but couldn't find the fault. Archie came home with another sack of conkers.
Today I went into town and got my haircut. the lady barber was very chatty, telling me all about her kids at university and isn't it terrible weather and the cost of holidays etc. I don't know why they feel they have to tell you all these things? Thank goodness I don't have to have it cut for another 3 months!
Didnt find much in town. A Dennis the menace book for Archie but he already has it. Also a book of cut-out alphabet letters in 3-D. I was supposed to get bananas ( Hazel needs lots of the essential mineral they contain - is it zinc?) but I forgot!
The library had nothing new to offer so i came home and made some toasted haloumi sandwiches with tomatoes and basil. Yum!

10 comments:

scrapatorium said...

What are the little boots or shoes? At least they look like footwear.

I think I saw on the Antiques Roadshow that they recommended that people who collect cereal boxes (or any food product), dispose of the food and just save the container because it can attract bugs or breakdown and ruin the package. Maybe you need to do some conservation control on your collection before the stuff oozes out and ruins some paper items?

michael said...

Yes, candy shoes, don't you have them in the states?
A bit too late to save these gooey sweets i think. A messy job trying to seperate the wrappers from the gunk inside! Just trying to stop it dribbling onto my hi-fi!

scrapatorium said...

No, we don't have the candy shoes. At least I have never seen them before. Most of those candies look foreign to me.

Roger Stevens said...

I think it's potassium.

Roses like potassium, too. Our old banana skins go on the garden.

michael said...

We put our bananas in our compost bin. We put compost on our rhubarb but my dog's got no nose?

Roger Stevens said...

Your dog's got no nose????
How does he smell?

hazel said...

Like custard?

Ed Giecek said...

There'z a mailartist in Atlanta Georgia, USA that goes by the name of Phlox -- she and another mailartist put out the zine "Sugar Needle" --which is dedicated to unique and unusual candy of all kind! Next time I get one, I'll pass it along to you!

michael said...

Cheers Ed. Lots of sweet toofs out there it seems. I've been trying to cut down my sugar intake but difficult living with two chocoholics!

Phantom said...

Here is a website I put together it contains some sweets wrappers I found from a factory that used to operate in Warrington, Cheshire in the UK during 1920s-1950s

http://www.culcheth.net/warrington/ToffyKings.html

Enjoy.