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Author Topic: Happy Christmas! and a better New Year!  (Read 1156 times)
SeVeNeVeS
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« on: December 19, 2020, 05:31:56 pm »

I know it has been a somewhat challenging and slightly weird year for most, but, If I could, I would like to wish all members a good Christmas and a better New Year.



Have a good one, if you can.

SeVeN.....
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 06:10:59 pm »

That is a lovely post and and message SeVeNeVeS...thank you.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 07:46:21 pm »

I wish you all a Happy Yuletide!! May this season bring you calm, happiness and love!


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******{{{{{{ MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE }}}}}}}*******

Shamelessly reposted from 2017  Tongue
Some 3D fractal images I made a decade ago... look like Xmas tree ornaments  Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 03:30:46 am »

Have a Cool Yule everyone and a safe New Year!
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 12:01:15 pm »

That is a lovely post and and message SeVeNeVeS...thank you.
You are more than welcome my good Lady, Merry Christmas and please stay safe.

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2020, 12:33:19 pm »

Happy Holidays to All.

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2020, 01:52:34 pm »

Happy Holidays to All.



James, that is wonderfully realistic....Oh, it is real??!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2020, 02:39:12 pm »

Merry Christmas, everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2020, 03:43:20 pm »

Happy Solstice
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2020, 04:16:56 pm »

And a Very Merry Christmas to one and all from me too.

Whatever 2021 brings I know we will face it like true steampunks - with good manners, wit and style, xx.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2020, 09:55:18 pm »

Happy Solstice And Much Happier New Years.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2020, 08:59:46 am »

Merry summer solstice to everyone
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2020, 09:28:46 am »

Merry summer solstice to everyone

Why not just shift the calendar by 6 months? This should be the Southern June.
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2020, 07:50:07 am »

Merry summer solstice to everyone

Why not just shift the calendar by 6 months? This should be the Southern June.

As a southerner, I must object, we have already endured the winter and we shall have our summer now!  Tongue It just wouldn't be Christmas without mangoes, and we went out to the cherry farm this morning and a star-studded cherry pie is in the oven as I type! Merry Christmas everyone - wish I could give you all a slice!
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2020, 08:50:09 am »

Summer solstice is one thing that is a fact, not a social construct like most other celebrations at this time, so it is what we should be celebrating, if anything.

So enjoy the most illuminated time of the year (and pray it's not just a biushfire).

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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2020, 10:03:44 am »

Historically Pagan, mixed with Victorian and religious mumbo jumbo, now generally a time for good wishes to family, friends and acquaintances........Aaand of course commercialism.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/christmas/the-history-of-christmas/

Happy 25th December!
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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2020, 11:02:21 am »



As a southerner, I must object, we have already endured the winter and we shall have our summer now!  Tongue It just wouldn't be Christmas without mangoes, and we went out to the cherry farm this morning and a star-studded cherry pie is in the oven as I type! Merry Christmas everyone - wish I could give you all a slice!

Put me own for a slice of that please my dear Synistor.  And in return I have shortbread for everyone, with mince-pie flavoured gin, (which of course tastes nothing like mince pies but does, fortunately, taste like gin).

Hic, hic, huzzah!
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2020, 11:19:24 am »

Making Fantasy Fudge (aka microwave fudge)....comes out flawless every time, and no bothering with cooking on the stove and the candy thermometer.
Also going to make a Gooey Butter Cake (aka "instant diabetes"), goes well with a cuppa tea or coffee.   Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2020, 12:16:20 pm »

Making Fantasy Fudge (aka microwave fudge)....comes out flawless every time, and no bothering with cooking on the stove and the candy thermometer.

That sounds good.  Any chance of the recipe?  Unless it's a family secret, guarded down the generations from time immemorial, passed from parent to child with dire warnings of the consequences of revealing the ... oh, wait ... microwave ... right ho ... back to the mince-pie gin for me then ...
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2020, 12:33:52 pm »

Making Fantasy Fudge (aka microwave fudge)....comes out flawless every time, and no bothering with cooking on the stove and the candy thermometer.

That sounds good.  Any chance of the recipe?  Unless it's a family secret, guarded down the generations from time immemorial, passed from parent to child with dire warnings of the consequences of revealing the ... oh, wait ... microwave ... right ho ... back to the mince-pie gin for me then ...

Funny you should ask about it with reference to it being a family secret, etc.
There are not a few family tales on the web that circulate every Christmas season about the "Secret Recipe" for the the "famous no-fail" fudge.
"My grandmother/great-aunt/sister's M-i-L [insert relative of your choice, including males] makes the best fudge and won't tell anyone the recipe."

Until you notice that the recipe is on the jar of marshmallow fluff.
 
Yep, microwave fudge uses marshmallow fluff, evaporated milk (not the sweetened condensed stuff), semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, butter and vanilla.
Follow the directions exactly  and you have perfect fudge in no time at all.  
I guess the original recipe was made on the stove in pre-microwave days. But the M-fluff company (over here it's Kraft) updated the recipe when M/W ovens became ubiquitous.    
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2020, 05:14:53 pm »

And in return I have shortbread for everyone, with mince-pie flavoured gin, (which of course tastes nothing like mince pies but does, fortunately, taste like gin).
Many thanks for the kind offer, but this year I have made some mince pie mead which I shall be trying as soon as the sun is over the yardarm. Looks out of the window. In that case, I'm just going for a short drink, I may be some time... Wink

Happy this time of year, everyone!
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2020, 07:43:55 pm »

Gluhwein / Mulled Wine anyone?
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2020, 02:25:32 pm »


Funny you should ask about it with reference to it being a family secret, etc.

Yep, microwave fudge uses marshmallow fluff, evaporated milk (not the sweetened condensed stuff), semi-sweet chocolate, sugar, butter and vanilla.
Follow the directions exactly  and you have perfect fudge in no time at all.  


Thank you, I can see I will have to make a trip to the supermarket after the holiday season - given the queue outside the local one today I am definitely not be going in before then  Cheesy

I trust the mead was delicious Sir Henry ... Sir Henry? ... Sir Henry? ...

Mulled wine, Admiral Wilhelm, lovely on a cold, crisp day.
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2020, 02:27:44 pm »

Gluhwein / Mulled Wine anyone?

I can definitely go for that....(anytime, really, but 'tis the season for it).
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« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2020, 05:33:18 pm »

I trust the mead was delicious Sir Henry ... Sir Henry? ... Sir Henry? ...
shhh... Can you keep it own, please? I'm a tad fragile today, I'm afraid. The mead wasn't quite as strongly-flavoured as I had hoped, but it made up for that with its strength. More than made up for it.

So glad I didn't wait until tonight to try it - Christmas is not the day to be hung over.

But I will be looking out for discounted mince pie filling to make a more mincey mead for next year. Grin
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