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Who's NOT having a turkey this Christmas?

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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 18:52:44 GMT
Well, hello there stranger!.....x
I hope that you are having a lovely day today?! :o>

Posted on 25 Dec 2012 18:44:08 GMT
Is it Postman Pat? If I am right do I get a prize?

Posted on 25 Dec 2012 18:39:55 GMT
dottymo says:
I never eat turkey as I find it makes me very ill after wards . It has been 35 years since I have eaten anything that has feathers. I good piece of beefsteak and chips .

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 18:37:17 GMT
Oh yes, I have done a few Janlynn's, though they were many years ago now. I think the last one I did was probably this one for my cousin's wedding - 'Love Is Patient'. I am quite a big fan of Bucilla Kits such as these - The Lord's Prayer, Butterflies and Footprints - Counted Cross Stitch Kit as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 17:44:46 GMT
Ahh I can smell the delicious smell of that - I have a good imagination

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 17:17:41 GMT
We had roast pork cook on a kettle style barbeque. It was smokey and delicious with gravy and roast potatoes. Try making them this way

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 14:57:21 GMT
Well I am on the first floor of a little group of flats and downstairs at #1 is a nice pleasant couple - she too, is a needlewoman - much taken up with making cards at the present time.
I am making her a picture in cross stitch - it is a Barn Owl - JanLynn are an American company and there may be a more colourful arrangement of feathers on an American Barn Owl - than we in the UK have on ours - you see I am very fond of my neighbours - when I have not been well - there is "Her-across-the-Landing" drops by to bring the latest Gossip and her Christmas present was a Table Centre - Ooh rather stunning though I says so as shouldn't - hmm and I think it is Coffee-Time n0 BRB

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 13:43:23 GMT
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Posted on 25 Dec 2012 13:40:44 GMT
She'd better hurry, Patty, she's almost 80. I think she'll find the end of the thread before she finds happiness.

You inspire me to get back to working on a quilt top for my friend the Russian cook-to-end-all-cooks. Appliqué Dresden "plate" flowers.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 13:38:01 GMT
That sounds really yummy, Patricia. What needlework are you doing at the moment?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 09:49:20 GMT
Happy to make your acquaintance - Ori - we mongrels are a funny collection and should stick together - I am very glad you put that post right there -
Any Moment now - on goes the Music - and I shall be having a very Pattifying Christmas - all cold meat and pickles - and music and books and Needlework.
I would say - aww your poor SIL but - since she reminds me of my ex-Step-Cousin (don't ask me ) I would say she is looking for something - shen she finds what she is looking for - I do not think she will want it and will carry on looking - enjoy your day Ori

Posted on 25 Dec 2012 09:13:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Dec 2012 09:14:08 GMT
Patricia, I was born in America, and am therefore a mongrel. On the distaff side, Welsh and English (or possibly German, I don't know where the surname "Lawrence" comes from). On my father's side, my granny was born in Copenhagen and my grandad I believe was English but because he died before I was born I don't know for sure.

The joke is that SIL and her man used to live 2 floors up, in the same tiny apartments we live in today. When she gets bored, she buys a new house and renovates it. Eau de Cement is her favourite smell. We stayed put and proceeded to fill the flat with books and DVDs and music and our own particular brand of humour.

I posted this bit on another thread but since this is the Christmas Meal Thread, if anyone's curious:We have had our Christmas Eve meal, the lamb was perfect, the sauce a bit too thick but delish. Roast potatoes crisp and lovely, even if they didn't brown (small oven, too full to stir them). The Blanc de Blancs turned out to be Sec instead of Doux, forgot to read the label, but not too dry to drink. DH has gone right off cava since the Catalonians made their play for separation, so it's either that or cider, which was already in the dish.
Pixie, I had breakfast late (like 11 AM!) due to circs, so what I did was just eat fruit and yogurt for lunch, and that way the big evening meal was nice but not guilt-making. DH gave me some books and another box of Lush bits and pieces. mmmmm. I have all my best friends nicely trained, it seems! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2012 00:09:29 GMT
Oh my goodness Ori, NO BOOKS, that would be like hell on earth to me if I could not read, money is definitely not everything, love and friendship is.xxxxxx

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 20:07:21 GMT
Patricia, I love your stream-of-consciousness posts! :-D

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 19:54:37 GMT
Your account - now I have read it properly - a couple times - I feel able to comment - cor blimey O'Reilly I was so angry - a Foreigner art thou - well so am I - all down one side - my Mother was born of Italian parents in Wales - nmy Father's mother spoke French - I did some French and German at UNI - three languages - yeah right they are a hobby with me - and whereas I cannot speak anything with complete fluency - English was the language in which I was educated - as to which is my favourite - it all depends on what I am doing.
Look Ori - understand me - if you are called Foreign - with a nasty expression (natural to SOME) THAT is Racism what a "Lady-Hound" she is to be so darned rude - what nationality are you Ori - I am in essence a Mongrel I find your description comparing houses (in Number) and contents absolutely fascinating - LOVE the way you say that.
I had instructions came with my brain - it involved Total Curiosity - about everyone and everything) - called a freak too often by some of my step-fathers band of brothers - I leave them alone - and on the subject of money - eek!! honey do not get me started up - an ex-step-cousin has no other thought in what passes with him for a mind
There There - better now - but you see - it was what she said made me so cross - thank goodness you are with us here - BU&&er HER.

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 19:02:00 GMT
Oh they splash out for their friends, they travel, they have 2 houses and three apartments (including one at the beach) but we don't rate. She doesn't like me. I'm foreign, I'm childless, I speak three languages and have actually read the instructions that came with my brain. Everything she touches turns to money, but that's all she cares about. I doubt she's ever willingly read a book or watched a film all the way through. And her brother (DH) doesn't have enough "go" for her. We live in a house full of books and DVDs; they live in several houses, with no books at all.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 16:37:33 GMT
Oh Ori - how sad - I wonder if that is how come they are wealthy - constant saving and watching the expenses - does make for a bigger bank balance - There was a piece written once on enjoying food and wine with friends - the Poet thought that he wondered what all the money was used for - Vintners were wealthy - but on WHAT did they spend their money that was half as delicious as the stuff they were selling - he may have a point.

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 15:53:12 GMT
SIL = Sister In Law (DH's sis) hasn't said a word (peeped, let out a peep, ie phoned with an invite to theirs). And I don't care. Last time she did that there was obviously really only food enough for the two of them, and they had sort of spread it out, and watered down the soup. I kid you not. And they are quite wealthy. Why invite someone when you aren't prepared for them and make them feel unwelcome?

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 13:26:37 GMT
Sounds to me Ori was expecting guests hence the idea of Srevotfel - I shall possibly be converting today's Ducky into Srevotfel on Christmas day - so much TV to watch - Cold Meat from the Ducky and some fruit - I made a Creme Caramel and there should be some left for tomorrow TV has ER on at present - and that's the end of that - Must be something better

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 13:20:07 GMT
pixie says:
Alls not lost Ori...I read that Duck fat is good for you...granted not by the bucket load but it is fairly healthy!xx

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 13:19:53 GMT
Charlie says:
Haha, Ori I'm shocked!!

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 13:02:36 GMT
Okay, you have really gone and lost me this time, Orinoco?!! - HA HA HA!!! :o>
I even tried to Google your last sentence as it seems to be in some kind of code and I got -

"Tomorrow will most likely be leftovers, as Son In Law hasn't lustily stared at me with sexual intent yet. Which is fine by me."

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - LOL!!!

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 12:29:59 GMT
The night of the 24th is the big blowout here in Spain for most people. So for tonight what we've got in the end, is leg of lamb cooked using the "chicken stew" in cider recipe from the Hairy Dieters cookbook, roast potatoes (yeah, I know, duck fat is sooo going to help), Blanc de Blancs and assorted Christmas goodies (turrón, mantecados, all like that).

Tomorrow will most likely be srevotfel, as SIL hasn't peeped yet. Which is fine by me.

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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2012 15:24:11 GMT
pixie says:
Good one Rhino!
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