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What do you borrow from the neighbours?

I just walked down to my neighbours on the little bridge - a minutes walk but rather dark! - to beg an onion to go with the liver and bacon I'm cooking for supper.

I wondered what you borrow from your neighbours?

Or do they borrow from you? and do you hate it?

Posted at 28th Nov 2008 - 06:06PM   Posted by Faith   What do you borrow from the neighbours? Comments: 13

Blossomcottage's Avatar Yes I do, I tried to get an egg from them the other day but they were out, so the Brownies had one egg short! never mind they seemed OK and here is the Dove you could not see hope you like it. Love Blossom and thanks for sending me the book I will pass it on when I have finished.
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Posted by: Blossomcottage on 28th Nov 2008 at 06:57PM

Faith's Avatar Still can't see it Blossom!Sad Can anybody else?

Posted by: Faith on 28th Nov 2008 at 07:00PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar Oh dear I can

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 28th Nov 2008 at 07:01PM

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I will try another one just for you Faith I hope you can see this one

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 28th Nov 2008 at 07:04PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar We used to borrow the tractor! Occasionally known to borrow a bit of milk from the pub now but that's about it. Wish someone would borrow the dogs and forget to give them back....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 28th Nov 2008 at 07:38PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Might be easier to ask what I don't borrow from the neighbours EmbarassedEmbarassed. Let's see - what have I borrowed recently: tin of tomatoes, bag of dog food (accidentally ran out Embarassed) tin of coconut milk (was making curry and realised I didn't have any); spoonful of cumin ( was making curry again Embarassed and realised I didn't have any); Stanley blade for scraping windows; length of weed-supressing membrane; small vice to put up climbing frame; pruning saw; lawn edger; tweezers to extract bit of broken key from door; impromptu lift to Malmesbury when car conked out; couple of cans of Stella... Shocked Better stop before I embarrass myself totally Embarassed Luckily, we've got extremely nice (and long-suffering) neighbours, but now I look at that list I wonder whether they think the same of us EmbarassedEmbarassed

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 28th Nov 2008 at 08:40PM

Faith's Avatar I can see it now Blossom - how sweet!

LBD - as long as you give the things back I'm sure they don't mind!

Posted by: Faith on 28th Nov 2008 at 09:42PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar we live in a wonderful mini community of just 8 houses - and any door is always open - whether it be for a cup of sugar , the use of a chainsaw, a lift somewhere or animal sitting - which reminds me I have lost my ladle and my red oven gloves - who's got 'em then - own up?Laughing

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 28th Nov 2008 at 10:07PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Not me, SBS! Very Happy

(Not this time, anyway Confused)

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 28th Nov 2008 at 10:15PM

Pondside's Avatar Nope - can't say I've ever borrowed anything out here - just do without if I don't have it. When we lived in a neighbourhood we'd borrow back and forth - it was very nice and I must say I miss it.

Posted by: Pondside on 29th Nov 2008 at 02:16AM

Frances's Avatar Oh, I do love this question. In my big bad city, I have never really borrowed anything from any neighbor, but let's see what I might have lent.

A tiny safety pin to anchor a ball gown for a neighbor on her way to her law firm's annual party.

Vanilla to flavor sugar for a neighbor's party.

Some of my very undistinguished chairs for a neighbor's family gathering.

Strange what we sophisticated New Yorkers have need of.


Posted by: Frances on 29th Nov 2008 at 02:31AM

Camilla's Avatar A Can Opener................. for fear that I would throw can in garden if I could not open it, bring back ring pulls.Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 29th Nov 2008 at 03:14AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Um I borrow things like an onion, or chilli - or wine . . . once even borrowed an onion from guests who had just arrived. Our neighbours borrowed our BBQ . . . and once our battery charger which they accidently managed to run over - talk about flat battery charger - however they re-built it and it looked better than before.

Used to borrow tobacco and papers, but now I don't smoke . .

I don't mind things being borrowed as long as they are returned - then again we are not always very good at that.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 29th Nov 2008 at 05:13PM

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