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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 18 8:33 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Perhaps we need to be aware of how to store things. I know that to soften brown sugar you have to put it in a bowl and put a damp teatowel over it, so our parents/grandparents would have probably kept the brown sugar in a glass jar or covered pot and softened it when it got hard. I don't remember my mother using it particularly as she used mainly white sugar, which goes solid when wet. Remember many 2lb sugar cubes from camp.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 18 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well you learn something new everyday. Never knew that about brown sugar MR.

gz



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 18 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had presents well wrapped in pretty paper..unfortunately pretty paper has a lot of plastic on it
Most were so well taped I can't re-use it either..so congratulations to those who wrapped in papery paper,or in gift bags

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 18 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
We had presents well wrapped in pretty paper..unfortunately pretty paper has a lot of plastic on it
Most were so well taped I can't re-use it either..so congratulations to those who wrapped in papery paper,or in gift bags


I'm slowly building a collection of cloth bags made from my scrap cloth stash, to wrap presents in. Mostly for my son at Christmas. They look really nice, all tied in ribbon, and are reusable.

gz



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 18 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

brilliant idea

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 18 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My mother taught me how to wrap a present using very little sticky tape. She always said it was expensive so don't waste it, but of course it does make the wrapping reusable too if it isn't covered in tape.

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