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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    How lovely!

    I wonder what are the odds on this happening – a couple who disobeyed their parents to marry in Scotland 60 years ago have accidentally bought back the motorbike they eloped on.
    And, reports the Daily Mail, the machine still had their love note in the engine.
    Teenagers Jean and Bob Smith were married in secret in Gretna Green in 1956 because their parents considered them too young to wed and made the two-day 600 mile journey from their home in Cornwall on a 1947 Royal Enfield Flying Flea motorbike.
    Jean and Bob had to sell the bike a few years later to cover bills but when 79 year old Bob recently spotted a similar model at a vintage rally he decided to buy it for old time's sake.
    And when he repaired the crank shaft, he found the forgotten love note.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    Brits are falling out of love with canned soup, according to the Daily Express.

    I wonder if having ring pulls on the top of the cans might help? I think twice about cans that I need a can opener to open.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,308 mod
    Make your own soup youngsters! It's so easy!

    Here's the link for the recording:
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2016
    @mheredge canned food is not very popular at my place as there are certain negative perceptions about the canned food especially about preservatives.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    That's a very fair point @Bubbly. I have very few tinned products in my larder. But I'm not sure whether there's much difference between things in jars or tins other than you can see what is in there. I suppose I should just look more closely at the list of ingredients on the labels!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I am a bit confused about these two words i.e. canned and tinned.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    They mean the same @Biubbly (canned is more American). We would refer to a tin of baked beans for example. I'm not sure an American would even know what a tin is!
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