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posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: Finspiracy

Well I made shepherds pie and that has hamburger in it. Got plenty of veggies on hand, different kinds of pasta, rice, cheese, eggs, beans etc. I'm sure I could throw something together for you.
Also have coffee, teas, hot cocoa...





posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Evening DOE!



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 08:34 PM
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posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Night Star


Cool! Vegetables and pasta sounds great!

But no need for you to bother, or wake up the delivery pixies. They need their sleep too. Not many hours anymore, and the grocery store will be open here.



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

G'day mate! (Is that considered cultural appropriation?)



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Any nice greeting is fine with me.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: Finspiracy

Get chocolate!



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 01:00 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Finspiracy

Get chocolate!


That might be a good idea. Leaving soon. My relationship with chocolate is slightly problematic. I can buy a chocolate bar or 2 bars, but not the whole box. It is always the same story. "Maybe i eat just one or two from this box" Then something happens and the box is empty, and i feel like something that just crawled out from the depths of Mordor!



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 01:03 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: bally001

Looking forward to seeing pics of your tree Bally!

Here's one from the Shed.

A bread and butter pudding??? Umm...what?



Here is the story of this years tree..black stump?

When true love and I moved to Central Australia more than 20 years ago we bought one of those cheap wire plastic xmas trees. Little over 6 feet high. Every year the same tree went up. Kids (4 of) loved it and helped each December 1st as they grew older.

We all loved our Kmart tree and old decorations which included school made pics and decorations from our loved ones. Pics and such were attached as they grew older. Same every year.

As you all know our cabin turned to cinders with the latest fires along with everything else except house and true love beloved car. Sadly, xmas tree with all it's memories was stored in the cabin along with a lot of other stuff too numerous to mention.

While raking the rubbish from the cabin 'truey' found this -





This is our original star from the tree. Along with 4 xmas jingle bells. All badly burnt.

Also one of the surviving posts was our private power pole. All charcoal except for the number. This was the foundation for our new tree. I cut the section of pole out with the numbers. (We have a new steel pole for power now.)



So gathering up all memories, melted and unmelted we set about decorating the pole with the star at the top and this is the result.



Next is glass from an old plasma screen TV lit up.



The final product for this year when all our children will be arriving for xmas.



BTW, the whole thing is flamin heavy.

Our xmas story. Cheers,

Bally and Truey!


edit on 9-12-2019 by bally001 because: Missed a pic



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 01:16 AM
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originally posted by: Finspiracy
a reply to: bally001

I appreciate having a real Aussie to tell us a bit about what is going on. Our media seems to give mixed info and i don't even follow Finnish media unless i am at a friend's place and the TV is on. Unimaginable devastation there... It makes everything more real to me when you tell about the events, and not a news reporter on TV.

Why are really BIG world news always negative?


Wishing you strength. Although you don't seem to lack it at all


Thank you for the kind comments and support my valued friend. Read above and have a look at our new xmas tree.

Aion sijoittaa kortin sen alle erityisesti sinulle.

Kind regards,

Bally



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 01:21 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: bally001


A bread and butter pudding??? Umm...what?



Ingredients
Serves: 12
6 slices old bread (or let it dry out for an hour) with crusts cut off
butter (enough to butter bread slices)
5 eggs
1 litre milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
sprinkle of nutmeg
1/3 cup sultanas (optional)

Directions
Preparation:30min › Cook:1hour30min › Ready in:2hours
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
Lightly grease a large baking dish.
Cut the crustless slices of bread into triangles and lay in dish for the best fit (you can be decorative but make sure the whole base is evenly covered).
In a large mixing bowl beat 5 eggs on a medium speed and add milk gradually.
Add vanilla essence and sugar and continue to mix for 1-2 minutes or until thoroughly mixed.
Pour mixture over the bread.
Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Place in oven and cook for 60 - 90 minutes (check every now and again).
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving with vanilla ice-cream.

I want it now Nightstar


Bally



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:05 AM
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a reply to: Finspiracy

Ahahahaha!



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:12 AM
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a reply to: bally001

How very creative! You can turn anything into such a positive experience. I love the tree!

Your recipe reminds me of French toast. I'll make your recipe for you.
Save some for True Love.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 06:24 AM
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Burt has been christened with a new nickname courtesy of hubby this week -- Butthead Bunny. The two spent hubby's mornings off up very early together in the bedroom. Hubs just opens the door and he scampers upstairs to his heater best friend. Normally, he's very well behaved and doesn't do anything naughty at all.

Except when hubby's the only one awake and Burt's bored. He's taken to knocking over the bedroom trash can to get attention, lol. Not that the bedroom trash has anything of consequence in it, he's just doing it for the human reaction/attention. < soft thump for the 4th time in a row > "Dammit, Burt! Cut it out!" That was what woke me up a few times, I couldn't help but chuckle and just go back to sleep


Hubby got so fed up that he relocated the trash can to ON the desk where the rabbit can't get it XD


originally posted by: Finspiracy

originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Finspiracy

Get chocolate!


That might be a good idea. Leaving soon. My relationship with chocolate is slightly problematic. I can buy a chocolate bar or 2 bars, but not the whole box. It is always the same story. "Maybe i eat just one or two from this box" Then something happens and the box is empty, and i feel like something that just crawled out from the depths of Mordor!

Oh, I have the same problem with Kinder's stuff, the American Kinder eggs (we have the version called Joy, with the choco spread and white cream spread to scoop out) We hit the jackpot at Costco a few years ago and walked in when they have a fresh shipment of 1 dozen count boxes of them.
We bought two. And I could not keep out of them.

Normally, if we buy some at the store, it's no more than two each, and we space out when we eat them fairly easily. We don't get them very often, they average $1.50 per around us, so they can add up very fast (unless you get the dozen box at Costco, it was $9 when we stumbled on that) But either way, 2 dozen Kinder Joy eggs died a swift death, mostly due to me < blush >



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

I just googled American Kinder eggs. Wow! Just Wow! "Because a toy is kept inside a confection, Kinder eggs are embargoed from point of entry into the US." Killjoys! LOL Does that mean they contain more chocolate?

You can read the article I found here.

Faith in humanity -1.

I don't eat chocolate anymore because my teeth are all but gone and I can't afford to get them fixed and chocolate is expensive here anyway. I do buy pure choc to jazz up store bought brownie mixes and that is about it. For some reason pure chocolate is cheaper than milk which seems counter intuitive but pure goes well on brownies so I ain't complaining. (Almost half the price. Go figure.)



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: Nyiah

I just googled American Kinder eggs. Wow! Just Wow! "Because a toy is kept inside a confection, Kinder eggs are embargoed from point of entry into the US." Killjoys! LOL Does that mean they contain more chocolate?

You can read the article I found here.

Faith in humanity -1.


Yep, that's why we can't have real Kinder Eggs. Because some idiot might just chomp down, eat the toy and get hurt/die. I say just remove all warning labels from everything, and let natural selection figure things out

If you want to hear something really underhanded, UK-made Cadbury Eggs are banned over here, too. Seriously. Because they would compete with Hershey's sales. Only American-made ones, made courtesy of Hershey's, are allowed here.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 03:30 PM
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Everyone hates Cadbury's now anyway. America bought them out and changed the recipe, reduced sizes and increased prices. Globalist bastards! Sad really as originally Cadury were good for their employees (Quakers, no pubs!) and built a village for them to live in. If you read the linked article it mentions:

"We had friends travelling into the US from Canada who packed 10 Kinder eggs in their luggage for their children (all over the age of five) for Easter. Customs and Border Protection not only confiscated the Kinder eggs, but also fined the family $1,200 [£787] per egg, or $12,000 [£7,870] total."

Quick everyone, back on the plane!



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 03:37 PM
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If it's any consolation Bally, I like the tree. OK, it has no green but it has history and lights and nothing can stop Christmas. I think for many of us here it would be strange in Australia celebrating it in 40 C heat but I guess it's just what you get used to.

When I came to Holland 25+ years ago Christmas was not a thing. The Dutch didn't celebrate it, no trees or lights to be seen at all. Now? They've caught up big time. Commercialism has waved it's wand here well and truly. As soon as Sinterklaas is out of the way (December 6th) it's Christmas all the way. Interesting fact, Santa Clause is derived from Sinterklaas. In the UK it is Father Christmas but Dutch and German immigrants moved to the US and renamed Sinterklaas to Santa Clause because English speakers can't say Sinterklaas and don't celebrate it on the 6th. I'm sure they are still recovering from Thanksgiving on December 6th.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Let me see if I've learned this correctly.

Sinterklaas is not a person/figure but a holiday, celebrated by the Dutch on December 6th? (Is Sinterklaas characterized by gift-giving and feasting, like Christmas?) Why can English speakers not say "Sinterklaas"? Are the vowel sounds different from English?



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: bally001

Personally love the hell out of that Christmas tree bally!



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