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Started by helensleighrider on Dec 24, 2018 10:38:30 AM
Lost Christmas 2018

Seasonal favourite innit.

TheFirstNowelli - 24 Dec 2018 10:42:26 (#1 of 1132)

Ho ho hos.

helensleighrider - 24 Dec 2018 10:47:21 (#2 of 1132)

I wonder what I've forgotten?

LippyPongstocking - 24 Dec 2018 10:57:17 (#3 of 1132)

To put the sprouts on, probably.

Rendered - 24 Dec 2018 11:01:12 (#4 of 1132)

We're having roast leg of lamb tomorrow as the turkeys were stupidly expensive. Hopefully Fat Tongue's recipe involving roasting the lamb on a rack above the roasting taters comes up trumps.

helensleighrider - 24 Dec 2018 11:05:13 (#5 of 1132)

Tom Kerridge's recipe for similar works really well, so it should.

LippyPongstocking - 24 Dec 2018 11:07:53 (#6 of 1132)

This one works well, too:

slicey - 24 Dec 2018 11:09:09 (#7 of 1132)

For the record in 1988 i would totally have been hanging with the small town goths albeit in my case the ones who were in their first year at university rather than those in a not bros phase.

MadamGwenver - 24 Dec 2018 11:10:38 (#8 of 1132)

Hell has frozen over, MY DAD has voluntarily phoned me. The lurkers are on my side in emails, as it were.

Rendered - 24 Dec 2018 11:13:28 (#9 of 1132)

I don't think my small town had any goths.

We only had two black people.

LippyPongstocking - 24 Dec 2018 11:16:01 (#10 of 1132)

In a school of 2,500 pupils we only had one. Needless to say she got cast as Anita when we did a production of West Side Story.

surferbaublewhatever - 24 Dec 2018 11:20:58 (#11 of 1132)

The place I grew up in had considerably more black people than goths (I don't think I ever met a goth until I went to university).

Where I live now, the other way round.

slicey - 24 Dec 2018 11:23:26 (#12 of 1132)

In other news it is a *beautiful* day in the lakes with a perfect clear blue sky and a heavy frost making everything look very pretty and Christmassy.

We were progressing very serenely through breakfast before a lazy drive down to my sisters when my dad phoned to tell us he had locked himself out of the car and he and the dog were stuck in keswick with no. Money and no phone.

My mother was not pleased and let him know this at some length. She ended with not just a "oh bob you pillock" but "bloody pillock".

As this is the country she can apparently just ask someone with a transit van to make a thirty mile round trip on Christmas eve to rescue him. Hopefully she will have finished telling him off by the time they get back.

goldfinch - 24 Dec 2018 11:35:14 (#13 of 1132)

I've just been shopping and pulled out a plastic bag to put it in to find all the vacuum cleaner parts inside . I'd wondered where they had gone.

LippyPongstocking - 24 Dec 2018 11:41:32 (#14 of 1132)

Now you can clean that pelmet after all!

Reindeerlia - 24 Dec 2018 11:46:52 (#15 of 1132)

Can’t go into Christmas with dirty pelmets.

Which I occasionally confuse with fewmets.

goldfinch - 24 Dec 2018 11:49:36 (#16 of 1132)

There are no (0) pelmets in this home.

helensleighrider - 24 Dec 2018 11:52:10 (#17 of 1132)

I love Christmas food programmes, but if I see one more adorable child ineptly icing gingerbread tree ornaments I may stab something.

surferbaublewhatever - 24 Dec 2018 12:03:31 (#18 of 1132)

Would it be any better if it was a despicable child?

LippyPongstocking - 24 Dec 2018 12:04:12 (#19 of 1132)

if I see one more adorable child ineptly icing gingerbread tree ornaments I may stab something.

I nominate Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Sabacious - 24 Dec 2018 12:30:29 (#20 of 1132)

Time to get herself from the station, go to meet friends in the pub and go fish market shopping for German Christmas Eve celebrations. I may come to regret doing things in this order, we shall see.

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