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Seasons Greetings!
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David Lang
2015-12-24 22:50:47 UTC
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As title, have a good one.
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Tricky Dicky
2015-12-24 23:21:34 UTC
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A merry Chrimbo to all

Richard
Tim Lamb
2015-12-25 09:09:27 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
A merry Chrimbo to all
Christmas is not something I celebrate as it also makes me a year
older:-(

However, that is no reason to spoil the fun for others!

Happy Christmas.
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Tim Lamb
T i m
2015-12-25 09:32:38 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:09:27 +0000, Tim Lamb
Post by Tim Lamb
Post by Tricky Dicky
A merry Chrimbo to all
Christmas is not something I celebrate as it also makes me a year
older:-(
Neither do we. Not religious, no kids about and don't fall into the
commercial traps. So, no tree, no decorations, no cards no presents,
no 'special food' (we eat turkey when we feel like it <g>) and no
stress. ;-)
Post by Tim Lamb
However, that is no reason to spoil the fun for others!
Quite, if it works for you (and I know for many it's an opportunity to
get the family together <shudder>) then go for it. ;-)
Post by Tim Lamb
Happy Christmas.
Seasons greetings. ;-)

Cheers, T i m
Huge
2015-12-25 11:30:34 UTC
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Post by T i m
On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:09:27 +0000, Tim Lamb
Post by Tim Lamb
Post by Tricky Dicky
A merry Chrimbo to all
Christmas is not something I celebrate as it also makes me a year
older:-(
Neither do we. Not religious, no kids about and don't fall into the
commercial traps. So, no tree, no decorations, no cards no presents,
no 'special food' (we eat turkey when we feel like it <g>) and no
stress. ;-)
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Good man. We're much the same, except we usually have a tree and a good
feed up (those being 'proper' traditions, rather than something stolen by
the God-botherers from the earlier pagan midwinter festival). But we've
not bothered with a tree this year, being in the middle of moving house.

QISmaS Quch Daghajjaj.
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David Lang
2015-12-25 11:50:16 UTC
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Post by Huge
rather than something stolen by
the God-botherers from the earlier pagan midwinter festival).
I wonder why the God botherers didn't nick the summer solstice as well?
Or is it Easter and they got the dates wrong?
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S Viemeister
2015-12-25 12:09:52 UTC
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Post by David Lang
Post by Huge
rather than something stolen by
the God-botherers from the earlier pagan midwinter festival).
I wonder why the God botherers didn't nick the summer solstice as well?
Or is it Easter and they got the dates wrong?
Easter borrowed the Spring Equinox.
Halloween borrowed the Autumn Equinox.
newshound
2015-12-28 22:20:57 UTC
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Post by David Lang
Post by Huge
rather than something stolen by
the God-botherers from the earlier pagan midwinter festival).
I wonder why the God botherers didn't nick the summer solstice as well?
Or is it Easter and they got the dates wrong?
Actually prior to that lot taking it over, the Winter one was much more
fun (or so I believe).
Tim Watts
2015-12-25 12:48:42 UTC
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Post by T i m
On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:09:27 +0000, Tim Lamb
Post by Tim Lamb
Post by Tricky Dicky
A merry Chrimbo to all
Christmas is not something I celebrate as it also makes me a year
older:-(
Neither do we. Not religious, no kids about and don't fall into the
commercial traps. So, no tree, no decorations, no cards no presents,
no 'special food' (we eat turkey when we feel like it <g>) and no
stress. ;-)
I envy thee...

I did get 3 hours gaming on Splatoon last light 'til 2am :)

For those that don't know, you are a squid and you run around (the squid
has both "elven" and squid forms) and smack mostly japanese kids** in
the face with a giant paint roller ;-)

** It's an online game - and most of the names at that time of night are
in hira/kata-gana and are all Level 50 :)
T i m
2015-12-26 01:57:52 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
Post by T i m
On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:09:27 +0000, Tim Lamb
Post by Tim Lamb
Post by Tricky Dicky
A merry Chrimbo to all
Christmas is not something I celebrate as it also makes me a year
older:-(
Neither do we. Not religious, no kids about and don't fall into the
commercial traps. So, no tree, no decorations, no cards no presents,
no 'special food' (we eat turkey when we feel like it <g>) and no
stress. ;-)
I envy thee...
Hey, you have the power my friend. It just takes so training and
perseverance. ;-)
Post by Tim Watts
I did get 3 hours gaming on Splatoon last light 'til 2am :)
Cool.
Post by Tim Watts
For those that don't know, you are a squid and you run around (the squid
has both "elven" and squid forms) and smack mostly japanese kids** in
the face with a giant paint roller ;-)
Sounds a giggle.
Post by Tim Watts
** It's an online game - and most of the names at that time of night are
in hira/kata-gana and are all Level 50 :)
So, Xmyth eve was mostly helping daughters ex sort the brakes and fit
a new exhaust on his van (yes, outside in the wind and rain). ;-(

Today was helping the BIL sort an old W3.11 486 I built for him ages
ago (but still holds stuff he needs on WordStar <g>(stuck hard drive
motor)) and check / tidy XP, W7 and Ubuntu on a dual core PC I built
for him not so long ago. In return he said he'd go though and service
the box of s/h OO gauge locos I recently bought to use as a test bed
for me for use on an Arduino based autonomous analogue railway system
we are working on.

Tomorrow I think I'm supervising daughter replacing the rear bumper on
her Transit Connect and checking if the OBD interface and I bought
recently and Forscan can read it ok. ;-)

Oh, and whatever fresh food I fancy, no leftovers to use up here. ;-)

Cheers, T i m
DerbyBorn
2015-12-28 18:35:39 UTC
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Post by T i m
Post by Tim Lamb
However, that is no reason to spoil the fun for others!
Quite, if it works for you (and I know for many it's an opportunity to
get the family together <shudder>) then go for it. ;-)
Post by Tim Lamb
Happy Christmas.
Seasons greetings. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
Just as we have "Poppy Police" criticising any public person who does
not display a poppy about 2 weeks before it is generally accepted to be
normal, will we soon have people criticising people for not showing an
appropriate number of fairy lights on their house. We have recently had
a bank branch criticised for not having decorations in its window.
Seasons Greetings of the Winter Variety.
T i m
2015-12-28 18:57:13 UTC
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Post by DerbyBorn
Post by T i m
Post by Tim Lamb
However, that is no reason to spoil the fun for others!
Quite, if it works for you (and I know for many it's an opportunity to
get the family together <shudder>) then go for it. ;-)
Post by Tim Lamb
Happy Christmas.
Seasons greetings. ;-)
Just as we have "Poppy Police" criticising any public person who does
not display a poppy about 2 weeks before it is generally accepted to be
normal,
And which way round it should go ... like that matters compared with
just wearing one in the first place (for those who do I mean).
Post by DerbyBorn
will we soon have people criticising people for not showing an
appropriate number of fairy lights on their house.
Well, we already have that indirectly ... those who say 'bah humbug'
or call people 'spoilsports' because they don't happen to want to do
what they *think* is appropriate / traditional.
Post by DerbyBorn
We have recently had
a bank branch criticised for not having decorations in its window.
No?
Post by DerbyBorn
Seasons Greetings of the Winter Variety.
Hehe.

Cheers, T i m

p.s. The strange one (for me and those like me) was when commenting
that we would prefer not to have to be in other peoples smoke and we
were considered the spoilsports??? It was if a non-smoker didn't have
as many rights as a smoker? How times have changed (and how many more
things I can do and places I can go because of it). ;-)
DJC
2015-12-24 23:35:39 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.

(raises glass of whisky and munches mince pie)
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The Natural Philosopher
2015-12-25 09:44:21 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
(raises glass of whisky and munches mince pie)
Blimey! Sun's not even over the yardarm yet.
But yes, rollick in family conflicts in a warm alcoholic haze y'all.

And remember this was the midwinter feast long before Christ came along..
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T i m
2015-12-25 11:04:47 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:44:21 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
<***@invalid.invalid> wrote:

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Blimey! Sun's not even over the yardarm yet.
;-)
Post by The Natural Philosopher
But yes, rollick in family conflicts in a warm alcoholic haze y'all.
Funnily, most > all of the family I see are actually fine (I can't
comment about those I don't get to see or know about etc) and I can't
think of a single member I've ever had a run-in or even cross word
with (we just aren't like that on either side). However, 'you can
choose you friends but you can't choose your family' but you can (or
should be able to) choose who and when you congregate with any of them
(well I can and do anyway). ;-)
Post by The Natural Philosopher
And remember this was the midwinter feast long before Christ came along..
Who? <g> And the strange (relatively recent) habit of cutting down a
living tree and killing it indoors ... and that 'stranger' (now
wearing Pepsi Cola red) we force our kids to sit on the lap of and lie
to them about for how many years ... ? ;-(

And (apparently, the Mrs opened them) I / we have already been given
some presents by someone who knows full well that we will not be
giving any in return and I'm guessing they don't consider how that may
make us / me feel?

Whilst the pleasure is 'in the giving', there are times that the
receiving isn't so nice.

But 'hey ho' (or is is 'Ho ho ho'?), let's all join in the
(commercial) spirit of Xmyth. ;-)

Cheers, T i m

p.s. Looking forward to telly and 'life' getting back to normal. ;-)
Tim Streater
2015-12-25 11:32:40 UTC
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And the strange (relatively recent) habit of cutting down a
living tree and killing it indoors
Knickers to that. We bought our present tree about 10 years ago at a
tree farm near Cambridge. Dug it up, in fact. And it's been replanted
and redug up for the last 10 years. It'll prolly do about another year
before it'll be too tall to bring in. Then it'll get a permanent home
in the garden.

Meanwhile, Seasons Grittings to one and all.
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T i m
2015-12-26 01:38:06 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:32:40 +0000, Tim Streater
Post by Tim Streater
Post by T i m
And the strange (relatively recent) habit of cutting down a
living tree and killing it indoors
Knickers to that.
Quite. ;-)
Post by Tim Streater
We bought our present tree about 10 years ago at a
tree farm near Cambridge. Dug it up, in fact.
Yeah, my sister ripped tiny one out of the ground when we were kids
and out walking the dogs beside a fir tree plantation. ;-(
Post by Tim Streater
And it's been replanted
and redug up for the last 10 years. It'll prolly do about another year
before it'll be too tall to bring in. Then it'll get a permanent home
in the garden.
It was potted up when we got home and we did as you did for a while
then planted it in front of the house when too big. When it was taller
than the house Mum had it cut down. ;-)
Post by Tim Streater
Meanwhile, Seasons Grittings to one and all.
And to you. ;-)

Cheers, T i m
Tim Watts
2015-12-25 12:48:58 UTC
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Post by DJC
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
(raises glass of whisky and munches mince pie)
Blimey! Sun's not even over the yardarm yet.
But yes, rollick in family conflicts in a warm alcoholic haze y'all.
And remember this was the midwinter feast long before Christ came along..
I started drinking at 9am...
John Rumm
2015-12-25 15:11:47 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by DJC
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
(raises glass of whisky and munches mince pie)
Blimey! Sun's not even over the yardarm yet.
But yes, rollick in family conflicts in a warm alcoholic haze y'all.
And remember this was the midwinter feast long before Christ came along..
I started drinking at 9am...
We got the sprogs to make us drinks and deliver them to us in bed at
about 10am ;-)
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John.

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2015-12-25 16:02:26 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
I started drinking at 9am...
We got the sprogs to make us drinks and deliver them to us in bed at
about 10am ;-)
Just opened a bottle of wine, but we had one open already. ;)

We went for a walk along the beach this morning. I swear it was far
busier than normal, despite the weather being pretty poor. Is it a
tradition amongst some families to go for a Crimbo walk in the morning,
presumably to work up an appetite?


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Tim Lamb
2015-12-25 18:38:48 UTC
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Post by GB
Post by John Rumm
Post by Tim Watts
I started drinking at 9am...
We got the sprogs to make us drinks and deliver them to us in bed at
about 10am ;-)
Just opened a bottle of wine, but we had one open already. ;)
We went for a walk along the beach this morning. I swear it was far
busier than normal, despite the weather being pretty poor. Is it a
tradition amongst some families to go for a Crimbo walk in the morning,
presumably to work up an appetite?
Probably. There were lots about yesterday when I was trying to finish
off flailing the hedges.
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polygonum
2015-12-25 16:30:48 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by DJC
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
(raises glass of whisky and munches mince pie)
Blimey! Sun's not even over the yardarm yet.
But yes, rollick in family conflicts in a warm alcoholic haze y'all.
And remember this was the midwinter feast long before Christ came along..
I started drinking at 9am...
In years past, our Christmas day started with pink champagne in bed at
around seven thirty... :-) Unfortunately, no more (illness intervened
in such enjoyments). :-(

Went out for a while, surprised how busy the roads were, especially the
motorway. Surprised how many shops were open (albeit, smaller ones).
Something like half the ones on our nearby little parade. Two food
shops, pizza place and one or two others. As well as the Waitrose at
motorway services.

Jolly good Christmases all round. And I really must learn how to type
the word properly - instead of Christams, go back, correct...
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Rod
newshound
2015-12-28 22:28:50 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by DJC
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
(raises glass of whisky and munches mince pie)
Blimey! Sun's not even over the yardarm yet.
But yes, rollick in family conflicts in a warm alcoholic haze y'all.
And remember this was the midwinter feast long before Christ came along..
I started drinking at 9am...
Man after my own heart. For many years I would start on the 25th at 10
am with a sherry, never before mid-day on any other day of the year. In
recent years one or other of the kids has normally taken over the
cooking, but we were back home with just the youngest this year. I was
also stuck with a crown (only frozen in the supermarkets on the 23rd,
though annoyingly Sainsburys had proper ones on the 24th). Not so
satisfactory, back to a full one next year.
harry
2015-12-25 06:50:24 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
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+1
Bod
2015-12-25 07:09:35 UTC
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As title, have a good one.
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+1
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News
2015-12-25 07:27:28 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)

Happy Christmas all!
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Graeme
Bod
2015-12-25 08:15:51 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
+1
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ARW
2015-12-25 08:17:04 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before son
wakes :-)
And I have just got in.

I have a massive hangover.

Merry Christmas everyone
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Bod
2015-12-25 08:37:56 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
And I have just got in.
I have a massive hangover.
Merry Christmas everyone
+1
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Bob Eager
2015-12-25 10:17:42 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.

The rest of us have been up about 2.5 hours!

Happy Christmas everyone.
ARW
2015-12-25 10:50:25 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.
TBH I was in bed when I gave the gf her Christmas present at 7am.
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Huge
2015-12-25 11:32:16 UTC
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Post by Bob Eager
Post by News
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.
The rest of us have been up about 2.5 hours!
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
Post by Bob Eager
Happy Christmas everyone.
QISmaS Quch Daghajjaj
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I don't have an attitude problem.
If you have a problem with my attitude, that's your problem.
Bob Martin
2015-12-26 08:47:48 UTC
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Post by Huge
Post by Bob Eager
Post by News
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.
The rest of us have been up about 2.5 hours!
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Bob Eager
2015-12-26 11:14:01 UTC
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Post by Huge
Post by Bob Eager
Post by News
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet
before son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.
The rest of us have been up about 2.5 hours!
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not
dressed and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon
sandwiches for breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning -
yesterday and today included.
Habits are hard to break!
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
I seem to have developed some sort of hip inflammation over the last
three days. Lying in bed is actually uncomfortable!
Huge
2015-12-26 11:59:53 UTC
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Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life, and I'm not
doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
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The Natural Philosopher
2015-12-26 12:24:57 UTC
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life, and I'm not
doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
Dogs damned well do. Mostly they only get up when they are hungry or
need a pee.
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the biggest threat to humanity comes from socialism, which has utterly
diverted our attention away from what really matters to our existential
survival, to indulging in navel gazing and faux moral investigations
into what the world ought to be, whilst we fail utterly to deal with
what it actually is.
T i m
2015-12-26 18:00:18 UTC
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Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by Huge
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life, and I'm not
doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
Dogs damned well do. Mostly they only get up when they are hungry or
need a pee.
And if it was cold, windy or raining, even two whippets and a lurcher
(all known to love a good run) will turn round at the front door and
head back for the lounge, even after you have announced 'walkies' and
got their leads on. ;-)

It was the looks you got from all three of them ... 'If you think we
are going out there in that when there is a warm fire to lay in front
of you must be mental ...'. ;-)

Cheers, T i m
The Natural Philosopher
2015-12-26 18:10:58 UTC
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On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:24:57 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by Huge
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life, and I'm not
doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
Dogs damned well do. Mostly they only get up when they are hungry or
need a pee.
And if it was cold, windy or raining, even two whippets and a lurcher
(all known to love a good run) will turn round at the front door and
head back for the lounge, even after you have announced 'walkies' and
got their leads on. ;-)
It was the looks you got from all three of them ... 'If you think we
are going out there in that when there is a warm fire to lay in front
of you must be mental ...'. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
Wussdogs. Labrador and the terrier never turned a hair at weather,
except thunder.
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into what the world ought to be, whilst we fail utterly to deal with
what it actually is.
T i m
2015-12-26 19:19:01 UTC
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On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 18:10:58 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by T i m
On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:24:57 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by Huge
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life, and I'm not
doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
Dogs damned well do. Mostly they only get up when they are hungry or
need a pee.
And if it was cold, windy or raining, even two whippets and a lurcher
(all known to love a good run) will turn round at the front door and
head back for the lounge, even after you have announced 'walkies' and
got their leads on. ;-)
It was the looks you got from all three of them ... 'If you think we
are going out there in that when there is a warm fire to lay in front
of you must be mental ...'. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
Wussdogs.
We were generally happy with their decisions. ;-)
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Labrador and the terrier never turned a hair at weather,
except thunder.
Ah, well the lab is well know as a 'water dog' and the terriers are
generally up for most things.

Luckily, none of ours have ever been like that and because they were
often in our cars (if in cars with boots / no hatchback) were very
glad they were that way. ;-)

Our whippet - terrier was the smartest of all the dogs we or our
family have ever had. I swear she had been here before ...

She was sufficiently smart that she could get out of my double seater
kayak when I neared the bank *without* getting wet. <weg>

Cheers, T i m
Mr Pounder Esquire
2015-12-26 19:59:09 UTC
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Post by T i m
On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 18:10:58 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by T i m
On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:24:57 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by Huge
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm
still not dressed and we've just had champagne & orange juice
and egg&bacon sandwiches for breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every
morning - yesterday and today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life,
and I'm not doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
Dogs damned well do. Mostly they only get up when they are hungry
or need a pee.
And if it was cold, windy or raining, even two whippets and a
lurcher (all known to love a good run) will turn round at the front
door and head back for the lounge, even after you have announced
'walkies' and got their leads on. ;-)
It was the looks you got from all three of them ... 'If you think we
are going out there in that when there is a warm fire to lay in
front of you must be mental ...'. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
Wussdogs.
We were generally happy with their decisions. ;-)
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Labrador and the terrier never turned a hair at weather,
except thunder.
Ah, well the lab is well know as a 'water dog' and the terriers are
generally up for most things.
Luckily, none of ours have ever been like that and because they were
often in our cars (if in cars with boots / no hatchback) were very
glad they were that way. ;-)
Our whippet - terrier was the smartest of all the dogs we or our
family have ever had. I swear she had been here before ...
We used to have a dog like that :-(
Sometimes she scared the shit out of me by doing things that dogs are not
really supposed to do.
16 years down the line now and it still hurts.
T i m
2015-12-26 22:41:35 UTC
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On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 19:59:09 -0000, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
<***@RationalThought.com> wrote:

<snip>
Post by Mr Pounder Esquire
Post by T i m
Our whippet - terrier was the smartest of all the dogs we or our
family have ever had. I swear she had been here before ...
We used to have a dog like that :-(
Sometimes she scared the shit out of me by doing things that dogs are not
really supposed to do.
Yup.
Post by Mr Pounder Esquire
16 years down the line now and it still hurts.
Yup ... the other dogs have been and gone but that one was a real
'mate' for a good few years so as you say, it still hurts.

She's partly why we didn't bother replacing them as they went ... you
couldn't replace her and everything else would just be 'a dog'.

Still got the memories of course ... ;-)

Cheers, T i m
ARW
2015-12-31 15:11:07 UTC
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Post by T i m
On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 18:10:58 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by T i m
On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:24:57 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Post by Huge
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm
still not dressed and we've just had champagne & orange juice
and egg&bacon sandwiches for breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every
morning - yesterday and today included.
Habits are hard to break!
I got up early (5:30 for a few years) most of my working life,
and I'm not doing it any more.
Post by Bob Martin
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Ah, good point.
Dogs damned well do. Mostly they only get up when they are hungry
or need a pee.
And if it was cold, windy or raining, even two whippets and a
lurcher (all known to love a good run) will turn round at the front
door and head back for the lounge, even after you have announced
'walkies' and got their leads on. ;-)
It was the looks you got from all three of them ... 'If you think we
are going out there in that when there is a warm fire to lay in
front of you must be mental ...'. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
Wussdogs.
We were generally happy with their decisions. ;-)
Post by The Natural Philosopher
Labrador and the terrier never turned a hair at weather,
except thunder.
Ah, well the lab is well know as a 'water dog' and the terriers are
generally up for most things.
Luckily, none of ours have ever been like that and because they were
often in our cars (if in cars with boots / no hatchback) were very
glad they were that way. ;-)
Our whippet - terrier was the smartest of all the dogs we or our
family have ever had. I swear she had been here before ...
We used to have a dog like that :-(
Sometimes she scared the shit out of me by doing things that dogs are not
really supposed to do.
Did it nest in trees?
--
Adam
newshound
2015-12-28 22:30:13 UTC
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Post by Bob Martin
Post by Huge
Post by Bob Eager
Post by News
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.
The rest of us have been up about 2.5 hours!
Why? You're retired now. I didn't get up until 10:00am, I'm still not dressed
and we've just had champagne & orange juice and egg&bacon sandwiches for
breakfast.
I've been retired almost 19 years but I'm up at 6:30 every morning - yesterday and
today included.
Habits are hard to break!
(Also, dogs don't lie-in.)
Greyhounds do!
tim.....
2015-12-25 11:50:29 UTC
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Post by Bob Eager
Post by News
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
It's past 1015 and both sons still in bed.
The rest of us have been up about 2.5 hours!
Happy Christmas everyone.
I've just received:

"bring a toilet roll with you" :-(

Merry Christmas
Chris French
2015-12-25 22:10:08 UTC
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Post by News
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
07.26 Christmas Day here, and all is quiet, apart from R2 in the
background. We're sipping our 3rd cuppa and enjoying the quiet before
son wakes :-)
Happy Christmas all!
We are having a rather disjointed xmas this year.

SWMBO was on call xmas day (hospital O&G consultant). Which means she
has to go in in the morning, and would then normally come home at about
12 and is then on call from home till tomorrow morning.

Unfortunately the registrar (her underling who is the doc who stays in
the hospital) was in an RTA so couldn't come in to work, so SWMBO had to
stay in (would have been until 9pm, but the night registrar cam in
early, sop was about 7)

Grandparents are her, the kids has some 'Father xmas' small pressies
today, we had curry for dinner this evening and will have 'xmas'
tomorrow. with the neice and nephew as well.

~And then on Tuesday 14yo DD1 goes off to Spain for 3 months on an
exchange.

happy xmas everyone
--
Chris French
DJC
2015-12-24 23:33:39 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
--
djc

(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)
No low-hanging fruit, just a lot of small berries up a tall tree.
Tim Watts
2015-12-25 12:45:50 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
and the same to you.
And to everyone!

I have just sat down after 3 solid hours cooking - this *might* be the
first year where everything is actually ready at the same time :)
F
2015-12-26 10:54:03 UTC
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...3 solid hours cooking - this *might* be the
first year where everything is actually ready at the same time :)
That'll be two of us then.
--
F
Tim Watts
2015-12-26 11:17:08 UTC
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Post by F
...3 solid hours cooking - this *might* be the
first year where everything is actually ready at the same time :)
That'll be two of us then.
I failed (again).

Lying turkey took an extra 45 minutes.[1] I know it's not the oven 'cos
I've checked that with a thermocouple previously. But by previous
efforts, it was a win :)


[1] Possibly because it was a crown that came with a foil tray that I
threw away and used my main tray with a rack. I expect the rack slows it
down.
Huge
2015-12-26 12:12:08 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
Post by F
...3 solid hours cooking - this *might* be the
first year where everything is actually ready at the same time :)
That'll be two of us then.
I failed (again).
Lying turkey took an extra 45 minutes.
Interestingly, the goose (*) took about an hour less than I
expected. Probably because we didn't stuff it, since the stuffing
becomes saturated with fat (we got about a pint of fat out of a 4.5kg
goose). Fortunately, it was quite happy sat on top of the boiler to keep
warm while I cooked everything else.

(* Won't have one again. V. greasy, not much meat for the cost and
indistinguishable from duck.)
--
Today is Setting Orange, the 68th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3181
I don't have an attitude problem.
If you have a problem with my attitude, that's your problem.
Cursitor Doom
2015-12-26 13:10:43 UTC
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Interestingly, the goose (*) took about an hour less than I expected.
Probably because we didn't stuff it, since the stuffing becomes
saturated with fat (we got about a pint of fat out of a 4.5kg goose).
Hope you saved the fat to roast the spuds in? (that's what that tosser
Jamie off the telly would have done).
Tim Watts
2015-12-26 13:54:59 UTC
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Post by Cursitor Doom
Interestingly, the goose (*) took about an hour less than I expected.
Probably because we didn't stuff it, since the stuffing becomes
saturated with fat (we got about a pint of fat out of a 4.5kg goose).
Hope you saved the fat to roast the spuds in? (that's what that tosser
Jamie off the telly would have done).
Back on diy - my roast tatties:

Cut small - about the volume of a large hen's egg.

Parboil for a few mins, drain and shake in pan.

Place in dry bowl and shake with flour, paprika, rosemary, pepper and
salt (change this as you will, but salt+flour is essential and paprika
gives a nice colour).

Heat beef dripping in a large saucepan and place dry potatoes in a few
at a time, baste and remove with slotted metal spoon onto a non stick or
lightly greased baking tray.

Oven roast for 60-90 mins at whatever the oven is running at for the
meat (160C for me).

No need to baste, turn or have them swimming in fat - they work like
oven ready frozen roast spuds now. A little extra wibbling at the start
avoids any work in the baking phase and leaves a slightly greasy tray to
wash up.

Happy doing nothing day :)

Tim

Off to level-up on Splatoon - SWMBO is out, so me and matey are gaming
our faces off!
Huge
2015-12-26 15:07:33 UTC
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Post by Cursitor Doom
Interestingly, the goose (*) took about an hour less than I expected.
Probably because we didn't stuff it, since the stuffing becomes
saturated with fat (we got about a pint of fat out of a 4.5kg goose).
Hope you saved the fat to roast the spuds in?
We did, but TBH they were no better than the ones my wife normally does
in olive oil.
--
Today is Setting Orange, the 68th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3181
I don't have an attitude problem.
If you have a problem with my attitude, that's your problem.
F
2015-12-26 13:42:50 UTC
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Post by Tim Watts
Post by F
...3 solid hours cooking - this *might* be the
first year where everything is actually ready at the same time :)
That'll be two of us then.
I failed (again).
Lying turkey took an extra 45 minutes.[1] I know it's not the oven 'cos
I've checked that with a thermocouple previously. But by previous
efforts, it was a win :)
[1] Possibly because it was a crown that came with a foil tray that I
threw away and used my main tray with a rack. I expect the rack slows it
down.
I used to try to get the turkey and everything else all to be ready at
the same time despite being repeatedly told that the turkey should be
finished first and left to 'rest', despite it having done bugger all
except sit in a roasting tin!

This year I took the advice and timed it to be ready an hour before the
meal was due to be served. Jamie O suggested two hours but that seemed
to be way too long and I don't like my meat cold.

Result!

After starting it 15 minutes later than intended, it was still ready in
time to avoid having to delay everything else. It also freed up one of
the two ovens and it was easier to carve.
--
F
F
2015-12-25 11:54:34 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
+1
s***@gowanhill.com
2015-12-25 12:11:10 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
Likewise.

Trying to decide if I can get a strip of wall plastered between lunch and The Good Life.

Owain
s***@gowanhill.com
2015-12-25 22:31:11 UTC
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Trying to decide if I can get a strip of wall plastered between lunch and The Good Life.
I did.

Days off plastering and wiring tomorrow and Sun as have run out of PVA and T&E.

Owain
Adrian Caspersz
2015-12-25 12:26:40 UTC
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Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
All,

Have a great turkey seasoning and a happy Christmas!

Making a Centrifugal TURKEY Cooking Machine


Let it snow... (please not)
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Adrian C
newshound
2015-12-28 22:49:25 UTC
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Post by Adrian Caspersz
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
All,
Have a great turkey seasoning and a happy Christmas!
Making a Centrifugal TURKEY Cooking Machine
http://youtu.be/JZM1fQitsx8
Impressive bit of hardware, but it's basically boiling it. About 40
years ago I had a little Moulinex worktop grill cooker which had a spit
roasting option, and that really did cook chicken very well.
Fredxxx
2015-12-29 00:01:21 UTC
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Post by Adrian Caspersz
Post by David Lang
As title, have a good one.
All,
Have a great turkey seasoning and a happy Christmas!
Making a Centrifugal TURKEY Cooking Machine
http://youtu.be/JZM1fQitsx8
I think my dishwasher would do a better job, no detergent of course!

No ceiling full of e.coli either!
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