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16-08-03, 01:56 PM
Just found an unexpected source for borax - the Chinese grocers... Cost was £1.70/lb.
I have a couple more kilos than I did before - that was probably one of the things that caused the funny looks I was getting...
16-08-03, 02:13 PM
Peter, you are becoming synonymous with funny looks and hushed whispers ;):p
16-08-03, 02:42 PM
I resent your implication, sir!
27-08-03, 09:58 AM
so peter, just out of curiosity, what do you ask for when you go in to the chinese grocer?
27-08-03, 10:14 AM
If you mean the borax, I just found it on the shelf with the bicarb and the plaster of paris. I have no idea what the plaster is used for either.
If you mean the Chinese grocers generally, I do a lot of my shopping there!
I asked Steve at Bath Potters Supplies about the borax frit they sell, but he said it was combined with "other stuff", and I had no way of knowing what else there was in it.
27-08-03, 11:30 AM
Yes I did mean the Borax, Mr Moderator, Sir. I have absolutely no interest in how many Pak Choi, Dim Sum and frozen Dog legs you bought :p
27-08-03, 11:42 AM
I thought they were chicken, honest...
I was intrigued to find a nutritional breakdown on the back of the packets - turns out, the packs it is in were originally printed up for dried barley.
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