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Heavenly Anarchist
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quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
What the heck is a "baby salad" and aren't the neighbours suspicious, yet?

[Confused]

[Smile] should be baby leaf salad, you know, spinach, radish leaf etc. But I was typing whilst pretending to join in the family conversation at dinner [Hot and Hormonal]

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Starbug
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Just making some snowballs if anybody would like one. Maraschino cherries are optional. [Smile]

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Heavenly Anarchist
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Do you want brollies to go with those? [Smile]

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No, but Wodders, Boogie and Balaam could probably do with one. [Big Grin]

I don't understand the principle of chocolate for a cough. Don't get me wrong - I love chocolate - but it's the last thing I want if I have to sing: it dries my throat up something horrid.

Talking of singing, I'm back from our Nine Lessons and Carols, which went very well indeed - much Decanal Grinning™ and the punters (of whom there were more than usual) seemed to enjoy it.

Afterwards we had the Choir party, which was a slightly less liquid affair than usual: it was held in the Cathedral crypt, and there wasn't the same free-flowing wine as there used to be when we had it at somebody's house. Very enjoyable all the same - a nicely-balanced pot-luck supper and good company.

When I got home I decided I fancied another drink, and opened a bottle of home-made "Chardonnay" that was left in the song-room for D. (without any indication who it was from) and I have to say it's really rather nice - not oaky or oily the way "real" Chardonnay sometimes is.

I wonder who it was from ...

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The Intrepid Mrs S
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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
My son is home for Christmas and brought a few bottles of Underberg - well, it certainly tastes like cough medicine!

We have an American friend who adores Underberg, and Mr. S always used to have to take some when he travelled there. Jagermeister is another thing that tastes like cough medicine would, if it had been compounded by Severus Snape!*

*Can you tell I watched the first Deathly Hallows film with Miss S,on Boxing Day?
[Smile]

Mrs. S, sticking to white wine or GIN

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Welease Woderwick

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Ominously the charging light in the jeep didn't quite go out yesterday on the way back from the marriage thingy so first thing this morning we went to the auto-electrician - having first checked and discovered the battery [a great clunking thing as it is a diesel] is just a month out of warranty! Jeep batteries are not exactly cheap and we feared the worse. The very helpful guy pronounced the battery to be quite sound but the alternator was faulty. Happily here they repair things rather than demand the purchase of a whole new thing - an hour and about 12 quid later we drove off with it all working just fine and with the alternator having been taken out, taken apart, a part replaced and the rest cleaned and serviced, put back together and so on.

Excellent!

[Big Grin]

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Uncle Pete

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What would I do without Doris to transport me and my luggage from the aeroport?

Stay well, Doris! Pats her rump, fondly.

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Welease Woderwick

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quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
What would I do without Doris to transport me and my luggage from the aeroport?...

You'd probably take a taxi which would be a lot easier to get into!

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balaam

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quote:
Originally posted by piglet:
No, but Wodders, Boogie and Balaam could probably do with one. [Big Grin]

The hills are not tall enough, unfortunately, to stop the rain coming over from where it belongs — L*nc*sh*re — if it's this bad here Boogie must be snorkelling over on the wet side of the hills.
quote:
I don't understand the principle of chocolate for a cough. Don't get me wrong - I love chocolate - but it's the last thing I want if I have to sing: it dries my throat up something horrid.
Grapefruit juice. Don't shake the carton. The thick stuff in the last glassfull is great for coating the tonsils.
quote:
When I got home I decided I fancied another drink, and opened a bottle of home-made "Chardonnay" that was left in the song-room for D. (without any indication who it was from) and I have to say it's really rather nice - not oaky or oily the way "real" Chardonnay sometimes is.
I prefer the oaky stuff. LRP (who reads this thread, so no talking behind her back) likes unoaked. Vive la diference.

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Uncle Pete

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
quote:
Originally posted by PeteC:
What would I do without Doris to transport me and my luggage from the aeroport?...

You'd probably take a taxi which would be a lot easier to get into!
Chugging up to the house with my wheelchair and my bags tied to the top of a three wheeler? [Big Grin]

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Welease Woderwick

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That's fine, no need for us to come and meet you, then.

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Uncle Pete

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No-one to hear the invective I toss at all and sundry when I see what they've done to my wheelchair?

[Frown]

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Welease Woderwick

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Just remember that the arrivals hall is like a barn with a BIG echo and a shout of "WHAT THE F***!!!" can be heard all over.

[even this Host can't code properly!]

[ 31. December 2012, 11:22: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]

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Dormouse

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Are we getting a shiny new thread for 2013? Who (apart from the Host In Charge) will be the last person to post on this one?!

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I suggest something more positive as none of the posters here are at all perfidious that I know of. Something along the lines of 'the English, the English, the English are best, I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest.'

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I know it's early, so I certainly won't be the last, but a very happy new year to all my perfidious shipmates! Here's to another year of weather,food and general goings on.

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We have already had "This sceptre'd isle", haven't we?
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How about 'Mad dogs and Englishmen...[and women]'?

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Jack the Lass

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I think we were Mad Dogs and Englishmen etc a couple of years ago, IIRC.

Plus although there is a Scottish thread (isn't devolution marvellous? [Smile] ), MD&E doesn't exactly cover the whole UK.

Not that I can think of anytihng better, mind you [Smile]

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Angloid
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I was vaguely aware of both points. But then nor does Albion. The problem of finding a UK-inclusive title is the same as finding UK-specific patriotic songs: apart from the horrendously jingoistic Rule Britannia (let no-one suggest that...!) there ain't much.

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Angloid
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I'd go with 'Land of Hopeless Tories...' but it might be felt a tad partisan.

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Jack the Lass

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Haha - I'd go with that too! [Big Grin]

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Firenze

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The suspense is over - it's here.

And a Happy New Year.

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