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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Fairblue » 24 Dec 2016, 21:21

A Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum wherever you are. :snowperson: :xmas:
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Spitfire666 » 24 Dec 2016, 23:29

We have a real greengrocer here and he sells Brussels sprouts on the stem (or whatever you call it!) - looks very Christmassy :!:
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Fairblue » 24 Dec 2016, 23:31

We get a gift of Brussel Sprouts on the stem every year from a friend. He has a farm whicb supplies Marks and Spencer with their sprouts.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Kismet » 25 Dec 2016, 02:41

My Brussel sprouts have come in a little packet. Despite this, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope everyone's stockings are stuffed with the pleasantest of surprises and all the dinners are cooked without a smoke alarm interfering.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 25 Dec 2016, 04:21

Fairblue wrote:A Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum wherever you are. :snowperson: :xmas:


Thank you FB & a Merry Christmas to all from Downunder:

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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Frecks » 25 Dec 2016, 09:18

I hope you have/had a lovely Christmas Day OzB. I love that Christmas card.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Fairblue » 25 Dec 2016, 10:33

Thank you, OzB. Love the card.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Spitfire Girl 1 » 25 Dec 2016, 14:00

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas. Hope to catch up with you all in the new year if deadlines allow!
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Crazy Man Michael » 25 Dec 2016, 21:31

Merry Christmas to all from one of 'those who don't post here' (at least not as often as I do elsewhere).

Here in Galicia the Christmas Eve dinner is traditionally the big deal, with large amounts of shellfish being consumed, but in my house we also have a traditional English Christmas lunch on the 25th, including Brussels sprouts (love 'em) and parsnips, which have proved to be a quite a novelty for Galicians. This year I didn't make a Christmas pud, as I made two last year and am keeping one for a New Year's Eve party. It looks and smells ok....the proof of the pudding will be etc.

Speaking of the Festive Season, I don't recall offhand any Christmas references in the Biggles books. I'm sure I must be forgetting something.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Fairblue » 25 Dec 2016, 22:03

Crazy Man Michael wrote:
Speaking of the Festive Season, I don't recall offhand any Christmas references in the Biggles books. I'm sure I must be forgetting something.


Sounds like you had a good Christmas, CMM, which is as it should be, probably with better weather than we are having.

There are at least four Christmas references which I can think of offhand, Biggles in France, Penitent Thief and two short stories in Air Ace Biggles Xmas Box and Biggles' Christmas Tree .
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Crazy Man Michael » 25 Dec 2016, 22:30

Now I recall there was that RFC story in which Biggles flies behind the lines to bag a turkey for 266 squadron's Xmas lunch. Is that the one in BIggles In France?
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Fairblue » 25 Dec 2016, 22:39

Crazy Man Michael wrote:Now I recall there was that RFC story in which Biggles flies behind the lines to bag a turkey for 266 squadron's Xmas lunch. Is that the one in BIggles In France?

Yes, that's the one.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Kismet » 26 Dec 2016, 00:25

Crazy Man Michael wrote:Merry Christmas to all from one of 'those who don't post here' (at least not as often as I do elsewhere).

Here in Galicia the Christmas Eve dinner is traditionally the big deal, with large amounts of shellfish being consumed, but in my house we also have a traditional English Christmas lunch on the 25th, including Brussels sprouts (love 'em) and parsnips, which have proved to be a quite a novelty for Galicians. This year I didn't make a Christmas pud, as I made two last year and am keeping one for a New Year's Eve party. It looks and smells ok....the proof of the pudding will be etc.

Speaking of the Festive Season, I don't recall offhand any Christmas references in the Biggles books. I'm sure I must be forgetting something.

Hope the pudding proves to be enhanced by its long resting period. Let us know!
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Frecks » 26 Dec 2016, 09:10

I think there is one Air Police book where Raymond wishes them a Happy New Year at the beginning.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Crazy Man Michael » 26 Dec 2016, 11:12

Kismet wrote:
Crazy Man Michael wrote:Merry Christmas to all from one of 'those who don't post here' (at least not as often as I do elsewhere).

Here in Galicia the Christmas Eve dinner is traditionally the big deal, with large amounts of shellfish being consumed, but in my house we also have a traditional English Christmas lunch on the 25th, including Brussels sprouts (love 'em) and parsnips, which have proved to be a quite a novelty for Galicians. This year I didn't make a Christmas pud, as I made two last year and am keeping one for a New Year's Eve party. It looks and smells ok....the proof of the pudding will be etc.

Speaking of the Festive Season, I don't recall offhand any Christmas references in the Biggles books. I'm sure I must be forgetting something.

Hope the pudding proves to be enhanced by its long resting period. Let us know!


I hope so too! I know it's best to make them several months in advance, but maybe a year is pushing it.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Spitfire666 » 26 Dec 2016, 11:32

Crazy Man Michael wrote:
Kismet wrote:Hope the pudding proves to be enhanced by its long resting period. Let us know!

I hope so too! I know it's best to make them several months in advance, but maybe a year is pushing it.

I think if it was well wrapped and contains sugar and booze you should be okay. :mrgreen:
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby kylie_koyote » 27 Dec 2016, 01:43

I've been "off the grid" for a couple days, and now I'm back in the land of wifi.

I hope everyone had a lovely day. We did!

I got a beautiful 2017 Spitfire calendar and the Biggles movie on blu ray, so I was a happy bunny.
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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby Tracer » 27 Dec 2016, 12:19

How lovely, KK! I would have been thrilled with those gifts.

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Re: Christmas 2016

Postby tiffinata » 28 Dec 2016, 07:45

Glad everyone had a happy Christmas.
I started back at work today, after a few days off because of the kids starting holidays and Christmas.
I realised when I went to wrap the last of the pressies on Christmas Eve, that I had forgotten to post a parcel and a couple of cards. Post office opens again tomorrow.
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