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Anyone else like me who went mad buying/baking things (100's of mincepies for example) and then just wonder what to do with the stuff now. There are 2 of us, a few visitors but if we dined like kings every day we couldn't consume it all.


I have an organic box of dates sitting on the side, untouched and unloved...I never eat them but felt the urge to buy them as we had them as children .

I'm going to make a list of what is unwanted and NOT buy it this Christmas ....Can't believe I can say this Christmas with nearly a year to go :wink::lol::lol::lol::lol::oops: Oh well..



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He can come up here as well - my klitchen is still over-flowing with mince pies, christmas cake, sweeties and cheese - all the stuff the chickens won't touch! :roll:

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We do that every year, Buffs but this year we decided to only buy some chocolate, a few bags of crisps, a few cans of beer and some cider. We've not overdone it and had a much better Christmas with nothing that needs eating up afterwards!! I didn't make any mince pies this year but did a Mincemeat Tart and a couple of Mincemeat Jalousie's which went in the freezer for defrosting when we fancied them and I baked a few sausage rolls.

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Must say i was quite good this year as we planned to shut and lock the doors over Christmas for a well earned rest so we only bought stuff we liked as we weren't expecting any visitors! :D:D:D


We have a Christmas pudding on offer if anyone wants it along with 2 bags of crisps and some nuts? :?


I was very :shock::shock::shock: when i went to buy some veg at the supermarket just before Christmas as the place was rammed and folks were buying like there was a war on and about to live in a bunker for a year!!! :roll::roll:

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I presume Daisy saw off the meat you couldnt manage!!! :lol::lol::lol:


Not much left for her Em, poor old daisie and kits, just ordered her doggie bags though so got to find room for 80 containers in the freezer :shock: Fortunately it's nearly empty now :D


The cats couldn't believe the meat in our house, Henry has spent years with a meat free house so it's been hysteria for the last few weeks. :lol::lol::lol:



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Have thrown away half a christmas pudding and masses of veg(composted).


I make a pud every year and throw most of it away as no-one really likes it, although they all insist that we have one.


Why do I do it?


Have also got masses of cake left.


At least Him Indoors will plough through that.......with a slice of cheese on top......He's not a Yorkeshireman for nothing!

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We have really cut down this year and still seem to have loads of chocolates :roll: Does anyone want to borrow (& Paul)? He is 10 1/2 stone and eats, regularly, whole bars of chocolate and half a box of turkish delight....... (but being Coelliac he cant help you out with the mince pies and christmas cake.......... *sigh*........its a tough job but......... go on....... pass them over here.......... :wink: )

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We didn't buy or cook too much but we still have lots of chocolate as I am given it for my birthday :?


and I have the same problem - Carl weighs under 10 stone even though he eats lots (and drinks lots as well!) Mind you he does have a strange turn of phrase - it goes something like "no thank you, I'm not hungry"


Hungry? what's hungry got to do with it? :?

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Mind you he does have a strange turn of phrase - it goes something like "no thank you, I'm not hungry"


Hungry? what's hungry got to do with it? :?


Phil does exactly that too Lesley! And I hate him for it - he just doesn't feel the need to eat unless he actually FEELS HUNGRY! :shock:


I don't get it myself :?


Mind you Em, we can multi-task, raise children, be diplomats, household managers, chauffers, cooks and still smile sweetly when they ask if we've been busy. Most men would crumple under that.


I've said it before, but it bears telling again - I love this one:




By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And the Lord answered,


"Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke! and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a s"Ooops, word censored!"ed knee to a broken heart - and she will do everything with only two hands."


The angel was astounded at the requirements. "Only two hands!? No way! And that's just on the standard model? That's too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish."


But I won't," the Lord protested. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days."


The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord." "She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.


“Will she be able to think?” asked the angel. The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate."


The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek. "OOPS, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one." "That's not a leak," the Lord corrected, "that's a tear!"


"What's the tear for?" the angel asked. The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride!”


The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing."


And she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.


They smile when they want to scream.


They sing when they want to cry.


They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.


They fight for what they believe in.


They stand up to injustice.


They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.


They go without so their family can have.


They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.


They love unconditionally.


They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.


They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.


Their hearts break when a friend dies.


They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.


They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.


Women come in all shapes, sizes and colours.


They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.


They bring joy, hope and love.


They have compassion and ideals.


They give moral support to their family and friends.


Women have vital things to say and everything to give.




We all know I'm not a believer, but god was on a winning streak when she made woman :wink:

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I sent The Hubby to Tesco today & he came back with 2 half price Christmas cakes.

My New years Resolution was to loose some weight & he is being no help whatsoever :roll::roll::roll:


All in all we did pretty well.

Millie (Staffie) & Chillie (Moggie) had some lovely dishes of turkey as a treat,& all I relly have left over now is a pack of smoked salmon,which won't last too long either :D

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Well after digging through the shed yesterday :oops: I actually take it all back. Apart from a few mince pies we did ok and a small pud that will last until next Christmas :wink: It looked worse than it was but Mik,ey has stilton coming out of his ears (well the freezer actually)


He says he'll make stilton soup, pasta and surprise (surprise it's stilton again!)

I feel a bit off colour :lol::lol::lol:



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