Sunny Boy ice blocks were sold in milk bars and tuck shops. They came in a tetrahedral shape called a tetra-pak and would freeze your fingers while you sucked, nibbled and drank it, which usually took ages. Production ceased in 2016 due to declining demand. A petition to save Sunny Boy ice blocks was unsuccessful, not achieving the required signatures. Illustrating that attachment is often nostalgia based rather than in purchasing. They were a great part of childhood though.
These days one would be hard pressed to find a wooden thread spool but French Knitting still goes on, using more advanced implements . . .
What to do with the knitted strands once created? Here are some ideas:
Monday was banking day at school. I never claimed what I deposited, I wonder how much it is worth now with interest. And how much school money is the bank sitting on altogether?
I typed my university assignments on one of the above for the first few years, being my mother's old typewriter. I then moved on to one of these:
I also graduated from this:
but this remained constant:
We carried our stuff to and from school in ports (short for portmanteau), usually a Globite, although some of us had the forerunners of today’s backpacks . . .
And who remembers? . . .
(More to come).