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The Crepey Cube

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cremolafoam Tue 04-Feb-14 20:26:16


QueenQueenie Tue 04-Feb-14 21:14:02

Nicely done Crem! wine back at you...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs S. Hope your dinner was delicious.

My lovely boys are, thank God, so far at least 1000x more sensible than I ever was as a teenager... on the other hand my parents showed so little interest in what I was up to that it bordered on neglect. I tell dss this and how horrible it was when they find me overly intrusive.

Stropps, <stern look>, you need an appointment sooner than that and you need to tell it how it is, not how it is when you are putting s very brave face on things.

hattymattie Tue 04-Feb-14 21:14:33

Well done Crem (chinks wine glasses).winesmile

Blackduck Tue 04-Feb-14 21:32:52

Hi all brew here as feeling slightly dodgy - we appear to be passing the germs around amongst us Chez Blackduck, and they are mutating....

RudyMentary Tue 04-Feb-14 21:33:06

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lalsy Tue 04-Feb-14 21:33:59


Ha! Sprung from parents' evening.

I got quite into cocktails at university but they didn't go well with a course involving 9 o'clock lectures six days a week. Then, like you NUF, things turned grim as my father got cancer and died when I was 24/25. I felt so old, and different, for a while and then had the dc. So there may be a party animal deep down inside me, but I suspect it was never to be as I don't like standing up, crowds, loud music or feeling tired - and never did!

Is it Friday yet? smile

bigTillyMint Tue 04-Feb-14 22:01:09

Oh yes, cocktails - Happy Hour at Henry's. Zombiesgrin
Maybe Knicker Droppers were a Northern thing?!

Sorry to hear about the sad times though.

cremolafoam Tue 04-Feb-14 22:24:08


hattymattie Wed 05-Feb-14 06:13:20

Now you see, B52 makes me think if group before cocktails. I love The Love

Rudy - I'll get my thinking cap on although as a banlieusard I'm not very good at off the beaten track. what are you after - museums or shops or just general wandering around?

Blackduck Wed 05-Feb-14 06:21:29

I was a pint of bitter girl in my yoof... So sophisticated ;). Cocktails - nah - not a big spirit drinker at the time.

Cherry B BTM? Yuck.......

bigTillyMint Wed 05-Feb-14 06:27:06

Love both kinds of B52's!

Yes, BD, let's just say I wouldn't go back to drinking them. You could also mix a bottle of Babycham into a pint of cider.... I was obviously a top-drawer girl back in the daysmile

NUFC69 Wed 05-Feb-14 07:15:41

Ooh, Babycham with a cherry, another sophistocat here. Haven't had one of those for years, do they even still make Babycham?

Blackduck Wed 05-Feb-14 07:17:48

God yes - babycham - snowballs on NYE!!

NUFC69 Wed 05-Feb-14 07:40:29

DD asked for a snowball over Christmas - we had advocaat but no lime juice. I couldn't believe I had forgotten to get some. sad

Then there are those other "grown up" drinks like Dubonnet. Haven't had that for donkey's years either.

Auriga Wed 05-Feb-14 07:50:59

I bypassed the teenage drinking: put off the whole idea by father's alcoholism. Didn't put my sisters and brother off, I have to say. So far, DD has shown no interest at all and I'm nervous about how I'll cope when she does. Just do the exact opposite of everything my mother did, for a start grin.

Glad mini-Herbs's operation went well.

How are you today, Stropps?

bigTillyMint Wed 05-Feb-14 08:13:44

Auriga, my father was an alcoholic too. It didn't put me off thoughblush and it didn't put me off men who drank too much, DH apart! And I worry about the DC.

beachyhead Wed 05-Feb-14 08:16:59

Found you! Anyone finding this thread for the first time will be completely bemused. First 15 posts detailing vintage drinks in the S&B topic!

We had a local bar who handed out small teddies depending on how many B52's you drank. For some reason, this seemed a reasonable challenge to accept. This was in our mid twenties though!

motherinferior Wed 05-Feb-14 08:32:12

Many things in one's mid-20s seem acceptable, of course grin

Thank heavens today's 9am meeting has been shifted to a lunch meeting tomorrow must not have glass of wine and be indiscreet as DD1 is ill. Though also thank heavens she is old enough to leave while I go to the supermarket later. All glamour, my life.

Blackduck Wed 05-Feb-14 08:43:40

Dubonnet! God that brings back memories (mainly of a friend being spectacularly sick on it - not once, but several times...)

motherinferior Wed 05-Feb-14 10:45:10

I am supposed to be writing another feature and don't feel like it at ALL.

addle Wed 05-Feb-14 11:02:58

Can I add to our list of vintage drinks - Ricard, which I mistakenly thought made me look cool in the pub at college, and Cointreau, which I took up to college with me under the impression that it was incredibly sophisticated.

I was so uncool and provincial as a teenager that I didn't even realise how uncool I was ... many painful flashbacks now

RudyMentary Wed 05-Feb-14 11:03:53

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bigTillyMint Wed 05-Feb-14 11:06:10

Oh, Ricard! I remember one French exchange where we went back to one girls house after church(!) for an apperitif. The dad offered us all a Ricard and I, having never tasted it before, asked for a large glass. How he must have laughed. I have never drunk it since and hate the taste of aniseedgrin

motherinferior Wed 05-Feb-14 11:06:14

Oh, Rudy, I wish I could be a proper writer (am drivelling on about this on FB atm!).

I like Cointreau blush

I may purchase some Aldi vermouth later (this evening) and make a Mixed Martini, that's how glam I am grin

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