Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I hope 2009 doesn't work out the way I think it may be heading.
Batten down the hatches folks!.

I still haven't found that bloody present yet.

I have a night off cooking this evening but normal service will resume tomorrow with a big pot of soup and some home made bread.

A glass of Talisker is to hand.

A Happy New Year to one and all.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Chistmas dinner and the lost present

Christmas dinner.

I thought I would post something on this subject as I get asked constantly what I am going to have for christmas dinner.
The conversation usually goes something like this –

Them - “So, what do you have for your Christmas dinner then?”
Me - “Well, this year..”
Them – “..Nut roast, snigger?”
Me – “Actually no, I don’t like nut roast. This year it will be a butterbean and leek pie with all the usual trimmings”.
Them - “Oh, that sounds all right. Still, how can you have a Christmas dinner without turkey and ham? I mean, really?”
Me - sitting in silence wondering how to break it to them that they have a distinct singular lack of imagination without appearing rude. I never have figured out how to do this. Any tips please let me know.

A guy I work with doesn’t celebrate any aspect of Christmas at all. He keeps this very quiet, to avoid the sort of grief I get for not eating meat I suppose.

I have wrapped all my presents apart from two, one will be wrapped later this evening.
The remaining present will have to be located first. It was the first one I bought and I hid it in a safe place, so safe that I cannot remember where. Bugger.
The house will be turned upside down tonight when I get home.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ho, ho feckin' ho.

Hah, bumhug or words to that effect.

I look forward to time off from work and generally lazing about and drinking.
This is after I visit family and friends of course. The few dark days at Christmas that the door is closed and Mrs M and I make food and drink and look out the window at the cold and wet. It would be even better if we could look out at snow, especially the sort Pamela is getting right now-see glassy bird- in the links.

I remember a few, or more, years back when it snowed on Christmas night and there is photographic evidence of me dancing about in the snow with a santa hat on.

If it happens again this year I shall post a photo.

I've just had about 5 pieces of a monster sized toblerone and I feel a bit sick.

Just getting some practice in.
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