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It’s the sixth day of Christmas and all across the country millions of people are standing in front of their fridge and asking themselves the same question: “How long can we keep eating this food before we poison ourselves?”
Because there is nothing more [...]Continue Reading →
On December 10, 2014 By ginandcrumpets
If you read my previous post about how making people presents is a grave error and to be avoided at all costs, then you may now be in a quandary. Or maybe not. It depends on how seriously you take my pronouncements [...]Continue Reading →
On December 9, 2013 By ginandcrumpets
It’s the festive party season. A time of sequins, paper hats and nibbly things on sticks. A time to gather your friends together to make merry in the lambent glow of the Christmas tree. A time to risk your soft palate by playing microwaved mince [...]Continue Reading →
It’s the 23rd December and I know exactly what you’re thinking: I’ve got the presents, put up the tree, secretly eaten all the good ones out of the tin of Quality Street and put the sherry in the fridge, but NIGHTMARE! I’ve forgotten to make the crispy cheese pancakes in the manner of Findus! Christmas is RUINED.Continue Reading →
A great evil is upon us: the evil of the Brussels sprout. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a giant serving dish of miniature brassicas being brought to the table and then being politely ignored for as long as possible.
Normally I do my best to avoid the [...]Continue Reading →
Last week Leonard held a Christmas Mull. A bucket of red wine seething with port, brandy, sugar, spices and orange juice was kept at a constant, mouth-melting simmer and, for once, we didn’t accidentally set it on fire.
Because the Mull was a powerful beast, Leonard needed [...]Continue Reading →
It’s the night before the night before Christmas and if Father Christmas has any sense, he is fitting snow chains to his sleigh and fog lights to the reindeers. If he has a lot of sense, he’ll fill out a billion “Sorry You Were Out” cards [...]Continue Reading →
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