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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    Interesting how we are both kinda controlled by our obsessive ways isn't it ??

    Does it not bother you that her speech is written by the prime minister's people ?
    I am not really bothered who writes it - it's who reads it that matters.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I watch the Queen almost every year at 3.00 pm without fail (it's only seven or eight minutes so it's no bother), but I would like to say that the "Queen's Speech" is what she does during the State Opening of Parliament, not on Christmas Day.

    I would rather watch the Queen rather than the Queen Vic on Christmas Day if you know what I mean.
    Interesting how we are both kinda controlled by our obsessive ways isn't it ??

    Does it not bother you that her speech is written by the prime minister's people ?


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  • George 1978
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    I watch the Queen almost every year at 3.00 pm without fail (it's only seven or eight minutes so it's no bother), but I would like to say that the "Queen's Speech" is what she does during the State Opening of Parliament, not on Christmas Day.

    I would rather watch the Queen rather than the Queen Vic on Christmas Day if you know what I mean.

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  • Arran
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    My family used to watch the Queen's Speech and wondering (more like hoping) whether it's her last. I totally lost faith in the Queen after the assassination of Princess Diana and believe that she was behind it and several other problems in the Royal Family.

    I want an interregnum after London Bridge is Down to determine the exact future role of the Monarchy.

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  • tex
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    ....so do the board games come out? We generally buy a couple of new ones every christmas, we have loads of them which never see the light of day again after crimbo. You can buy "knockoff" versions of popular board games really cheap these days.

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  • Jemima
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    Originally posted by Donald the Great View Post
    Good to see you back on the threads Jemima. Hey dont feel guilty girl. We all over indulge in this festive season. To do otherwise is just not cricket.
    You are so right Donald, not to indulge just wouldn't be right or proper

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  • Richard1978
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    I remember making some of those simple decorations at school.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    We made our own paper chains !!

    Can you imagine the look on your kids faces now if you gave them a pile of coloured sheets and some glue !!
    I used to do the same with cut up strips of old magazines, stick the ends together with Sellotape and then hang them up towards the ceiling - anything as long as it is colourful.

    That reminds me of crepe paper - coloured strips, round up like a toilet roll. I used to see it all over the place in the 1980s (stationery shops, WHSmith, newsagents), but since the early 1990s no one sells it, and I doubt that it is even being made, and presumably cannot be found apart from eBay searches of course. In 1993 I asked at a local supermarket and newsagent and they probably didn't know what I was going on about.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    So much stuff in the shops these days with which to decorate the home for christmas, a lot of it quite nice too but mixed in with a fair share of tat. As a kid it was balloons, paper chains and those crepe paper decs that concertina flat for storage. Just bought some really nice nutcracker figures and santa in sleigh...cool!
    We made our own paper chains !!

    Can you imagine the look on your kids faces now if you gave them a pile of coloured sheets and some glue !!


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  • tex
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    So much stuff in the shops these days with which to decorate the home for christmas, a lot of it quite nice too but mixed in with a fair share of tat. As a kid it was balloons, paper chains and those crepe paper decs that concertina flat for storage. Just bought some really nice nutcracker figures and santa in sleigh...cool!

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  • Donald the Great
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    Originally posted by Jemima View Post
    We enjoy hot and cold at Christmas, hot Xmas dinner then cold meats ham, turkey etc with all the usual delicious extras...pickles, sauces, beans, mash etc on boxing day..yum! Normally Xmas pudding as hubby feels it's traditional, but it's shop brought, though l normally prefer a cold pudding like trifle or flan with cream...l can feel the pounds piling on now
    Good to see you back on the threads Jemima. Hey dont feel guilty girl. We all over indulge in this festive season. To do otherwise is just not cricket.

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  • staffslad
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    I used to have brandy or whisky butter with my mince pies. Some butter or margarine softened and mixed with sugar and then brandy or whisky, made it myself, but haven't had it for a while.

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  • Arran
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    Another interesting pudding is Deacon Porter's Hat. It's American and is served at Mount Holyoke College on Founder's Day (8 November) rather than Christmas.

    https://alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/blog/d...s-hat-recipes/

    It's a very dark and rich pudding. Ideal for those who like lots of molasses. It doesn't contain alcohol so it doesn't need to be aged. Officially it's served with hard sauce but it can also be served with custard.

    Note: 1 cup is 8 US fluid ounces or 237 mL.

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  • Jemima
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    We enjoy hot and cold at Christmas, hot Xmas dinner then cold meats ham, turkey etc with all the usual delicious extras...pickles, sauces, beans, mash etc on boxing day..yum! Normally Xmas pudding as hubby feels it's traditional, but it's shop brought, though l normally prefer a cold pudding like trifle or flan with cream...l can feel the pounds piling on now

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  • Donald the Great
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    Plum pud was always a tradition in our house at Christmas when growing up. I can still smell mums puds. These day not so. As Christmas is mid summer here we usually have cold food.. either seafood or cold meat cuts.. ham.. turkey.. pork. Dessert therefore also is invariably cold. We really are neandertals you must be thinking.. not to have a hot Chrissie lunch/ dinner.

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