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« Reply #1175 on: December 06, 2020, 05:23:49 pm »

Iceland sometimes do a 'cook from frozen' turkey crown, just follow the instructions on the packet and its much easier than working out how long to defrost etc (and you cook it in the foil tin it comes in too, so no having to find/buy a roasting tin that only gets used once a year ...)
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« Reply #1176 on: December 06, 2020, 08:24:33 pm »

This may be sacrilegious but you can also buy frozen Brussels sprouts (at least you can in the US).
Thaw them in the microwave (do you all call it a microwave? [M/W for short]) and then saute them in a skillet in butter and garlic, until brown/ caramelized.
Serve with grated Parmesan (not the stuff in the can, please) 
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« Reply #1177 on: December 06, 2020, 11:35:01 pm »

In Wales, a microwave can either be known as a "Popty Ping" (colloquial) or "Popty Microdon" or just a plain microwave.
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« Reply #1178 on: December 07, 2020, 03:23:09 am »

As a student, the microwave is my best friend
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« Reply #1179 on: December 07, 2020, 07:05:38 am »

In Wales, a microwave can either be known as a "Popty Ping" (colloquial) or "Popty Microdon" or just a plain microwave.

Popty Microdon sounds like a prehistoric creature. Some sort of Dinosaur
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« Reply #1180 on: December 07, 2020, 06:39:38 pm »

In Wales, a microwave can either be known as a "Popty Ping" (colloquial) or "Popty Microdon" or just a plain microwave.

Popty Microdon sounds like a prehistoric creature. Some sort of Dinosaur
it was, why do you think the dinos died, and there is that layer of radio isotopes at that layer in the fossil bed. There bones are what we use in magnetrons to cook food.
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« Reply #1181 on: December 07, 2020, 06:55:53 pm »

In Wales, a microwave can either be known as a "Popty Ping" (colloquial) or "Popty Microdon" or just a plain microwave.

Popty Microdon sounds like a prehistoric creature. Some sort of Dinosaur
it was, why do you think the dinos died, and there is that layer of radio isotopes at that layer in the fossil bed. There bones are what we use in magnetrons to cook food.

Oh no, not more fossil fuels!  Grin
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« Reply #1182 on: December 19, 2020, 12:37:34 am »

rough night sleeping. woke with severe back pain that just got worse and worse... until i remembered a few times over the last few years where not getting enough to eat results in a sensation like somebody has taken a bat to the back of my pelvis and upper thigh bones. ate some chocolate and rocked back and forth for about 40 minutes until it kicked in and the pain eased off.

anybody else get bad back/leg nerve pain when they go long periods without food? or is this just another one of those things my body does which make no sense.
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« Reply #1183 on: December 21, 2020, 12:58:55 pm »

guess who's stuck in london because their home country did the equivalent of slamming the door shut in their face?
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« Reply #1184 on: December 21, 2020, 01:55:44 pm »

guess who's stuck in london because their home country did the equivalent of slamming the door shut in their face?

Well, that does suck. But unfortunately, it's because of our govt. basically mishandling and practically destroying almost anything and everything they get their hands on.
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« Reply #1185 on: December 21, 2020, 02:41:41 pm »

Well, that does suck. But unfortunately, it's because of our govt. basically mishandling and practically destroying almost anything and everything they get their hands on.
I know the Govt. has many faults but you can't really blame them for other Countries closing their borders due to the mutant strain of Covid in the UK and thus halting international travel.
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« Reply #1186 on: December 21, 2020, 07:41:43 pm »

guess who's stuck in london because their home country did the equivalent of slamming the door shut in their face?

Bad luck Caledonian.  Hope you get home soon.
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« Reply #1187 on: December 22, 2020, 02:47:34 am »

Well, that does suck. But unfortunately, it's because of our govt. basically mishandling and practically destroying almost anything and everything they get their hands on.
I know the Govt. has many faults but you can't really blame them for other Countries closing their borders due to the mutant strain of Covid in the UK and thus halting international travel.
True, but you can't really blame Other Countries for being cautious either.
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« Reply #1188 on: December 23, 2020, 05:21:27 pm »

My good lady wife has found a remarkable new invention - the self-opening Christmas present!
I was wrapping the presents in a rather natty dark red with gold decorations wrapping paper earlier. After wrapping four items I noticed that the first had become unwrapped. As I restuck the tape, the second one opened itself up too. To be followed by the other two.
On inspection it turns out that the paper is ever-so slightly waxed, so after about 3 minutes any sticky tape becomes unstuck! Waaah! Why do they do these things? It serves one function, so if it can't do that, why sell the stuff?! Grrr!

This year, I shall mostly be wrapping my presents with gaffer tape.

Note: wife was equally upset.
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« Reply #1189 on: December 23, 2020, 06:34:33 pm »

You could always wrap it like your average Ebayer, far too much, over the top padding and cardboard, so much parcel tape, it takes you an hour of precious time and 2 stanley blades to get into the bloody thing.
A box the size of a house, repeatedly filled with smaller boxes, those all so annoying polystyrene chips that seem to get everywhere, no matter how careful you are....... and bubble wrap....... finally to reveal your ordered prize.......... a 3 amp fuse. That's the way to wrap a christmas present.........or just encase the bugger in expanding foam.....

Always here for advice, me.......... Wink

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« Reply #1190 on: December 23, 2020, 08:46:59 pm »

You could always wrap it like your average Ebayer, far too much, over the top padding and cardboard, so much parcel tape, it takes you an hour of precious time and 2 stanley blades to get into the bloody thing.
A box the size of a house, repeatedly filled with smaller boxes, those all so annoying polystyrene chips that seem to get everywhere, no matter how careful you are....... and bubble wrap....... finally to reveal your ordered prize.......... a 3 amp fuse. That's the way to wrap a christmas present.........or just encase the bugger in expanding foam.....

Or enclose the present within the box you received it in, in another box addressed to the wife (that's my experience of Ebay sellers).
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« Reply #1191 on: December 23, 2020, 11:40:46 pm »

how to wrap gifts without tape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLP-WZEe0OU
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« Reply #1192 on: December 24, 2020, 01:10:03 am »

My good lady wife has found a remarkable new invention - the self-opening Christmas present!
I was wrapping the presents in a rather natty dark red with gold decorations wrapping paper earlier. After wrapping four items I noticed that the first had become unwrapped. As I restuck the tape, the second one opened itself up too. To be followed by the other two.
On inspection it turns out that the paper is ever-so slightly waxed, so after about 3 minutes any sticky tape becomes unstuck! Waaah! Why do they do these things? It serves one function, so if it can't do that, why sell the stuff?! Grrr!

This year, I shall mostly be wrapping my presents with gaffer tape.

Note: wife was equally upset.

Must have been developed by those same crafty folk who invented pre-sealed envelopes!
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« Reply #1193 on: December 24, 2020, 10:07:53 am »

Whilst on my rant about parcels, I forgot to mention the other end of the scale.

You buy the equivalent of a Ming vase and it arrives wrapped in a single piece of tissue and a carrier bag from Sainsburys.

You rip the bag and get that sinking feeling when you hear the sound of chinking and broken pieces moving.

Blooding idiots, a lot them.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1194 on: December 24, 2020, 02:10:56 pm »

I always overwrap parcels.
The family are now so used to this they look forward to a present from Aunt Cora as a sort of personal challenge ...
and although it is nice to get lots of presents it's not so good when they should have been in one piece  Cheesy
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« Reply #1195 on: December 25, 2020, 03:23:25 am »

I always overwrap parcels.
The family are now so used to this they look forward to a present from Aunt Cora as a sort of personal challenge ...
and although it is nice to get lots of presents it's not so good when they should have been in one piece  Cheesy
If there isn't more tape than paper, you haven't wrapped it enough.

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« Reply #1196 on: December 29, 2020, 02:25:00 pm »

Just as I thought that 2020 couldn't be any more of a rubbish skip fire, I received news that a good friend of mine from Scotland had passed away.  Sad
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« Reply #1197 on: December 29, 2020, 02:42:41 pm »

Commiserations to you & their family.  Sad
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« Reply #1198 on: December 29, 2020, 11:39:28 pm »

guess who's stuck in london because their home country did the equivalent of slamming the door shut in their face?

Bad luck Caledonian.  Hope you get home soon.

not much of a gaaah...though maybe... after paying some hefty sum for a covid test at a private clinic i could get onto a special christmas flight to get back home. thank god.
most rubbish christmas i ever did have (mom's shop had had to close and well, it had consequences) but at least it was spend with family
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« Reply #1199 on: December 30, 2020, 10:11:29 am »

A close friend from Wales died December 21st.
I will miss him.
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