Comments: Time passages

I've no idea why the "use by" dates on tinned food have got ridiculously short. I tend to ignore them. Similarly, how does rock salt - which has been underground for centuries - suddenly acquire an unbecoming urgency of consumption?
We've just had to apply for new passports, which should arrive whilst the UK is still a member of the EU. I have no idea why we abandoned blue passports in the first place - it certainly was not an EU membership requirement. The passport of Croatia remains blue to this day.

Posted by Tim W on 5 January, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Happy Blogday!

Big 60 for me this year...I still can't believe it. Astronomicl amount of seconds so I shall give that a miss.

Posted by delcatto on 5 January, 2020 at 12:20 PM


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Posted by delcatto on 5 January, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Tim - agreed in general about tins, although I'd not recommend mandarin oranges from 2016. Quite spoilt my breakfast, those.

delcatto - it's time to celebrate the little things. Seconds are great.

Posted by Blue Witch on 5 January, 2020 at 4:42 PM

I saw the same at DG. I'm not near any round numbers at the moment, but I saved the link!

Posted by Scoakat on 5 January, 2020 at 9:54 PM

I noted and celebrated when I was exactly 33 1/3 years old - it was a leap year, so quite easy to work out, though I ignored the intervening leap years. Long before the internet, so there was no simple calculation. And last year, I realised I'd lived over half my life in this house.

I don't honestly care what colour my passport is, but I will very much miss my EHIC, unless we have Brexit in name only and we keep everything but our voice, which seems unlikely.

Posted by Z on 6 January, 2020 at 12:48 PM

I'm eating jam I made in 2013. Just saying.

Posted by allotmentqueen on 7 January, 2020 at 11:30 PM

Breaking news: new passport arrived (in less than a week, without express service!) - cover still burgundy.

Posted by Tim W on 9 January, 2020 at 5:36 PM