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Crepeys do Christmas...

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oldqueenie Sun 18-Nov-12 15:03:08

Will this fit the bill. Dull but seasonal?

bigTillyMint Sun 18-Nov-12 15:09:32


FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 15:14:40


Where are we meeting on Friday then, BTM?

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 15:15:28

How is that dull? The first thing that sprang into my mind was "Debbie Does Dallas." Which you all, being fellow hags, will remember.

oldqueenie Sun 18-Nov-12 15:20:22

is this your permanent new name mrs s?

bigTillyMint Sun 18-Nov-12 15:21:56

Debbie Does Dallasgrin

I was thinking that there are lots of nice places behind Bond Street tube in St Christophers place... any preferences? And what time would be good, do you think?

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 15:26:33

No, I will change back shortly, OQ.

How about 5.30? I should have finished by then. I will PM you my mobile number. We could go to Sofra? Or, indeed any of the bars round there.

oldqueenie Sun 18-Nov-12 15:57:18

do you think that was in my mind... I must say "Fuck Christmas" is how I feel at the moment... so perhaps thread title is fitting, for me at least grin. Very envy of all this talk of west end drinking of a friday evening. Have a large gin for me. is there still a plan afoot to drown post festive sorrows in the new year?

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 16:40:56

I love the lead up to Christmas, but I always feel the actual day is a lot of hard work and somehow a bit of an anticlimax. I am very rigid about our traditions blush and won't entertain a variation from the norm - so we wouldn't have goose rather than turkey, for example, for a change. It is compulsory to drink Champagne with the meal, and you have cream on your pudding, not brandy butter. We always eat Goulash on Christmas eve, although I may relax and have something else this year. And Boxing Day is always cold food and salad - cold turkey, ham, pickles, salad, coleslaw and mash. Oh and egg and bacon for breakfast. And any deviation from this is likely to turn me into a screaming harridan. And yes, you will eat Brussels sprouts with your dinner because it is traditional. With the option of tinned peas for children. Oh dear!

bigTillyMint Sun 18-Nov-12 16:52:11

Oooh yes, Sofra! And 5.30 is good for me too smile

I have just been making Christmas cakes (and mince pies for the freezer) and feeling very unchristmassy. And neither of the DC were here to stir the cake. Harrrummmph.

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 17:39:45

I've just put my mincemeat in jars and have labelled my chutney. Unfortunately I had no idea which chutney was which as I had just shoved it all in the cupboard together. Couldn't face making mince pies but did make some vaguely Christmassy spiced muffins and some Christmas Pudding Vodka.

bigTillyMint Sun 18-Nov-12 17:52:09

Oooh Christmas pudding voddy. Now that might help me feel more Christmassy!

CointreauVersial Sun 18-Nov-12 17:57:14

As long as you don't mix up your chutney with your mincemeat, MrsS. That would ruin Christmas lunch....

Very good festive thread title, OQ. Ho ho ho.

Blackduck Sun 18-Nov-12 18:51:52

Hi Hags, I too am envy at drinks on Saturday...
OQ I am too blugh re Christmas. Haven't bought a single present and have no ideas. I want to run away and hide.
Dining room looks lovely, but loft bedroom is a mess - the new paint has pulled the salts out of the chimney and it is an eyesore (and a re plaster job).

bigTillyMint Sun 18-Nov-12 18:53:43

DD has just appeared back from a shopping trip to Westfield with a few bags which she has rushed upstairs to hidesmile

motherinferior Sun 18-Nov-12 19:35:02

Ooh, did I miss something? Are we meeting on Friday? Or wot?


bigTillyMint Sun 18-Nov-12 19:37:07

Oooh yess MI, do come! And any other available crepeys - t'would be splendid!

herbaceous Sun 18-Nov-12 19:47:56

Oh I do wish I would. But I shall be holed up in Norfolk, enjoying such luxuries as a kitchen, and running water.

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 20:15:03

Oh yes, MI, please do come. Me, Strops and BTM so far. Plan to meet at Sofra in St Christopher's Place from 5.30. Are you up for it? grin


Grincherella Sun 18-Nov-12 21:29:38

Ha, found you lot in the all new and festive Crepey corner. Yes, drinks and stuff on Friday - hooray! Sofra in St Christopher's Place <makes notes> at 5.30. I shall be the one with straw in my hair, as usual. grin

Work is v. busy this week (seeing as we had a very quiet time in the first half of last month we are currently not saying no very often) so I shall have earned a drink or 2 by Friday.

I had my (much-dreaded) photo session this morning (this is for business use). Truly, I think I may have a bit of a neurosis about having my photo taken, I hate it so much. Some of the ones I saw didn't look too bad, so I am hopeful that when I get the CD on Wed, I will not scream and cry because I look like a turnip. Here's hoping.

Wonderwoman, good luck in your exam!

Grincherella Sun 18-Nov-12 21:36:54

Re: Christmas - I am trying to think useful thoughts about it and failing. I have bought a few small presents, but I am not yet really in the mood. Plus my children keep being loathsome, which is not helping me think joyous thoughts about buying them anything. Ds (7) made several 4-letter additions to this week's list of spellings for learning. I asked dh to do his best Victorian Dad impression and tell him off. I have never seen a more feeble telling-off in my life. I fear dh was secretly impressed at the extraordinary breadth of his son's vocabulary.

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 21:46:05

Best Christmas song ever:

Just for Now

Sums it up beuatifully.

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 21:48:09

"Pour me another...oh don't wag your finger at me..." grin

I discovered this on "Always Christmas" which I can sadly no longer get on the internet radio.

oldqueenie Sun 18-Nov-12 22:42:49

oh FW that is fabulous! <once I got over the shocking apostrophe misuse in hopelessness's>

FuckingWonderwoman Sun 18-Nov-12 23:00:50

Yes, I sucked my teeth at that too.

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