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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: Wowbagger on 25 December, 2021, 12:11:09 am

Title: IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAS!
Post by: Wowbagger on 25 December, 2021, 12:11:09 am
Merry Christmas, one & all!
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Post by: andrewc on 25 December, 2021, 12:13:28 am
Merry Chrimble everyone.

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Post by: Basil on 25 December, 2021, 12:27:06 am
Nadolig Llawen.

Look out for the Mari Lwyd.
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Post by: Pingu on 25 December, 2021, 12:33:12 am
May your humbugs be appropriately bah'd.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 December, 2021, 01:01:01 am
Happy Non-Denominational Winter Festival!

Miss von Brandenburg notes that it was Christmas yesterday, wot with her being a FOREIGN Heathen an' t'ing.  I expect disgraced former International Development Secretary Piggi Patel's deport-o-bots will shortly be using this as a reason to revoke her BRITISH citizenship and ship her off to the Fatherland asap, together with her small wooden pyramids that revolve by candle-power.
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Post by: tonycollinet on 25 December, 2021, 06:01:46 am
And I got up at 5:15 to have breakfast, so I can get a ride in before the festivities start.

Happy Christmas all

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Post by: Auntie Helen on 25 December, 2021, 07:08:42 am
It’s a white Christmas here in Germany.

Well, for the Brits. The Germans had their Christmas yesterday,
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on 25 December, 2021, 07:21:53 am
Blessed Yule, to all, from moi, Olive and Grunhilda. “Vive la bicyclette””
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Post by: rogerzilla on 25 December, 2021, 07:25:58 am
It’s a white Christmas here in Germany.

Well, for the Brits. The Germans had their Christmas yesterday,
Imagine waking up with carp breath  :sick:
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Post by: Auntie Helen on 25 December, 2021, 07:27:18 am
I don’t know Germans who eat carp. We had Bratwurst with Rotkohl yesterday but they often have potato salad.
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Post by: cycleman on 25 December, 2021, 07:33:57 am
Have a wonderful Christmas all   :).May you all get the cycling  🎁 you wished for  :thumbsup:
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Post by: SpaceBadger on 25 December, 2021, 07:45:41 am
Merry Christmas everyone! May your day be peaceful and free of cycling conundrums.
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Post by: Hot Flatus on 25 December, 2021, 08:20:08 am
I don’t know Germans who eat carp. We had Bratwurst with Rotkohl yesterday but they often have potato salad.

More Eastern Europe I think. Poland, Czech rep and Slovakia.  Local fishmonger used to get it in for the Poles at Xmas.

I once had carp in a restaurant in France. It was really good. Smoked carp as a starter, then main was carp fillet stuffed with almonds and served in a cream based sauce.
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Post by: T42 on 25 December, 2021, 08:26:46 am
Aye, Merry Christmas, all.  The French had their réveillon last night, which is also an after-midnight effort with an XS of grub & drink, so the streets are dead quiet this morning apart from the odd hardy soul battling the hangover/dyspepsia with fresh O2 & drizzle.
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Post by: nicknack on 25 December, 2021, 08:27:29 am
Happy Christmas everybody! We're staying with daughter for the duration so got woked by 2 year old granddaughter at some ungodly hour. Still, at least I'm not on cooking duties.
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Post by: rogerzilla on 25 December, 2021, 08:52:25 am
Tigs (8 year old ginger cat) decided to transform into a kitten at 4.45am, chewing my feet and charging up and down the stairs.  He's stoned on catnip now.
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Post by: ElyDave on 25 December, 2021, 09:46:13 am
Merry Christmas all,

I can beat that 4:45, with no 1 son having a 2am seizure and then sitting laughing his head off while Mrs ED tried to give him a drink.
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Post by: bikepacker on 25 December, 2021, 10:04:44 am
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and many more of them.
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Post by: Steve S. on 25 December, 2021, 11:15:33 am
Christmas!    Does that mean I have to get out of bed and "Be Nice to People"?
Have a Lovely day, one and all.
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Post by: Pingu on 25 December, 2021, 11:30:11 am
Tigs (8 year old ginger cat) decided to transform into a kitten at 4.45am, chewing my feet and charging up and down the stairs.  He's stoned on catnip now.

Our cats have been unusually frisky this morning.
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Post by: Polar Bear on 25 December, 2021, 12:51:52 pm
Christmas!    Does that mean I have to get out of bed and "Be Nice to People"?
Have a Lovely day, one and all.

Nope.  You can stay in bed all day if you wish. 

We're both in various stages of winter cold / flu / undetected covid.  I am at day 10 and mllePB at day 5.  The tests consistently show negative for covid but we haven't been taking any chances.

Christmas Day has been postponed for a week.
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Post by: T42 on 25 December, 2021, 02:41:40 pm
Carp is a traditional dish in southern Alsace, sliced between the vertebrae and deep-fried in batter. Billions of bloody bones and litres of grease.
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Post by: Peter on 25 December, 2021, 02:53:16 pm
Just Happy Christmas to all of you - no details!
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 December, 2021, 03:30:49 pm
Neither carp nor turkey have been consumed here. But lots of other stuff has.
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Post by: Basil on 25 December, 2021, 03:49:44 pm
O.M.G.
Urrrp!
Zzz zzz.
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Post by: Hot Flatus on 25 December, 2021, 04:03:51 pm
Remember, you are under no pressure to feel happy at Christmas.

You can continue to hold grudges and plan revenge as normal
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Post by: Beardy on 25 December, 2021, 05:20:27 pm
We had chicken here, described by the lady of the house as the biggest chicken in Christendom. I question the veracity of the statement, but it was big. Lots left in-spite of feeding seven.

Just been out for a short constitutionally and the most difficult decision now is whether to have a glass of red or a glass of Brewdog.
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Post by: Pingu on 25 December, 2021, 05:24:56 pm
Which Brewdog?
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Post by: ElyDave on 25 December, 2021, 05:54:42 pm
which red?

It was salmon for me, very simply done in a hot pan, plenty of salt and pepper, crispy skin, and a barolo to wash it down with that did not overwhelm it.  The veggies had a nice pastry filled with a red wine, sausage, sage and chestnut filling, which was also good.  Chocolate fondants were well appreciated judging by the silence and rapidity of disappearance.  It may have been the boozy prunes in them. :D
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Post by: Beardy on 25 December, 2021, 06:07:00 pm
The red is a Pinot noir and the Brewdog an Punk IPA, although we have a selection pack of other BD available and there’s some Hobgoblin Ruby available as well. There are other wines as well, but only the Pinot is currently open.
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Post by: SteveC on 25 December, 2021, 08:22:07 pm
Late to this as usual.
We have had goose, with 'all the trimmings', plus a rather good Christmas pudding with clotted cream.
The current wine is an Italian red from our local-ish wine shop. It's rather nice, but I can't be bothered to go downstairs to check on what it's called.
We have had a quiet day, but that is our usual habit.

Merry Christmas! And may next year be kinder to us all.
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Post by: rafletcher on 25 December, 2021, 08:32:41 pm
We had a 5 o’clock linner or dunch, whatever. Slow roast pork shoulder, garlic and rosemary roast pots and honey roast parsnips, peas, carrots, sprouts and leeks sweated in butter. Oh, an ALL the crackling was edible.

Have a great festive season all.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 December, 2021, 08:33:29 pm
Had to have a three-hour break 'twixt goose and Xmas pud.  Now incapable of movement.  Send crane.
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Post by: ian on 25 December, 2021, 08:43:30 pm
Strolled around the North Downs all day. Came back to eat cake and drink sherry. Talked to families. Just put the turkey in the oven. Drinking a Deya bitter. The porch, I fear is not cold enough for beer today so will revert to fridge. Listening to Middle Kids who quite splendidly don’t fucking care.

All pretty chilled really. Christmas dinner will be about 11pm though.
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Post by: SteveC on 25 December, 2021, 08:47:36 pm
Christmas dinner will be about 11pm though.
I thought we were late enough at seven! Enjoy!
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Post by: Basil on 25 December, 2021, 08:51:37 pm
This thread reminds me of a lovely expression.   "He's as thick as a boxing day poo "
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Post by: ian on 25 December, 2021, 08:54:32 pm
It might be 10.30pm if I get my act together and do a bit of oven Tetris with the other components.

Santa bought us another nine bottles of gin. We might need to move house to find room for the collection.
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Post by: Pingu on 25 December, 2021, 09:32:32 pm
Had to have a three-hour break 'twixt goose and Xmas pud.  Now incapable of movement.  Send crane.

Crane after goose? Are you mad  ???
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 25 December, 2021, 09:45:09 pm
4 bottles of gin today. 2 of which are the last of the Eden Mill hop gin.
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Post by: ian on 25 December, 2021, 10:56:27 pm
10.30pm proved optimistic. But we have Cloudwater and Biig Piig.
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Post by: ian on 25 December, 2021, 11:51:50 pm
Done. Verdant and WILDES.
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Post by: quixoticgeek on 26 December, 2021, 11:18:57 am
We had chicken here, described by the lady of the house as the biggest chicken in Christendom. I question the veracity of the statement, but it was big. Lots left in-spite of feeding seven.

Just been out for a short constitutionally and the most difficult decision now is whether to have a glass of red or a glass of Brewdog.

Well that's an obvious one. The red. Life's too short for unoriginal beer...

I had planned to spend the whole weekend cycling, but my knee gave out. Having found myself with an empty day, I invited my ex over. We baked a couple of cakes, and roasted a beef fillet I happened to have in the fridge marinading in a peppercorn marinade. Served with crispy roast potatoes, runner beans cooked in bacon, broccoli, and gravy. All followed by xmas pud. Due to poor planning dinner was finally served at 2050.

J