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to be angry that he's smoking eels.

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Spidermama Mon 25-Aug-08 11:38:26

We have to go away on Wednesday for a week so the plumber can pull up our floorboards and completely replace our heating system. There's a great deal to do before this can happen as the house is in chaos.

He's in the garden smoking eels.

Yesterday we had some friends round from London who we hadn't seen for ages. I cleaned the house and made a cake.

Just when the house was begining to smell fresher he started a fire in the garden in order to smoke eels. I told him I wasn't having it. (I'm vegetarian and so were two of the three visitors.) So he stopped.

I thought we'd be together today sorting the house out. There's so much to do, but he's gone off in the garden to smoke fucking eels again.

Thing is, I don't think he should bring them home in the first place. He's an angler. He caught them. They've been in my fridge and freezer.

I'm very tolerant of meat in the fridge which he cooks for the kids ... but for me this is too much.

He says it's no different from buying a chicken and putting it in the fridge but I just feel this is taking it too far. It's like he's rubbing my nose in it.


halogen Mon 25-Aug-08 21:29:54

You ate it, Nigeela, possibly in your sleep.

Loshad Mon 25-Aug-08 21:41:28

thread of the week definately. Have been rofl, though tin drum clip was vile.

TooTicky Mon 25-Aug-08 21:47:12

YANBU [vegan] wink

Spidermama Mon 25-Aug-08 22:44:34

Thanks TT.

My dd wants to be vegan. She's been veggie for a year or so. (she's 9). Any advice?

FuriousGeorge Mon 25-Aug-08 22:55:21

I'm very impressed with Spiderdad.Did he make the smoker himself?

The only thing I've caught & killed myself are American crayfish,which are nasty,evil things.I've trained the dd's to catch them too.

I'm also impressed by .Falcon.How cool is having your own bird of prey envy

TooTicky Mon 25-Aug-08 23:37:45

Um... go for it!!! Viva have lots of good information. They also sell some excellent recipe books - let me know if you'd like recommendations smile
Being vegan is great - I feel very "clean" inside.
Parsley Soup also v. good for recipes.
Let me know what you'd like to know....
Good for her!!

suedonim Tue 26-Aug-08 12:37:54

Ohmygiddygod'spyjamas, that clip was vile! grin Spidermama, Mary Queen of Scots is alledged to have gone on saying a prayer for some seconds after her head was detached from her body. shock shock

Lovesdogsandcats Tue 26-Aug-08 14:24:29

Oh dear, i feel that bringing them home and doing this in back garden, when there is NO NEED FOR IT, is deffo rubbing your nose in it...i am veggie and I think i would feel he was taking the piss.

If he likes smoked eels so much go and buy them like normal people...although, eels, ew what a thought.

Spidermama Tue 26-Aug-08 17:23:42

Thanks for the links TT. I'm just off to the health food shop to stock up.

pointydog Tue 26-Aug-08 17:35:02

rofl - this is just brilliant! Smoking farkin ells in the garden.

And I thought you meant the plumber at first.

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