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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:14 pm

From the Office of the Mayor

Merry Christmas

To you and yours, from all of us at the Mayor's office: May the Yuletide season bring good cheer and many blessings for a happy New Year.



"And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"

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Post by azriel on Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:32 pm


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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:29 am

I'm not feeling any merriness at the moment, but that should pass. So merry Christmas from my future-self.

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Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:38 pm

Merry Christmas, everyone! Myself I'm celebrating my fourth Christmas out of five at work since I graduated from Troll hunting school, so I'm in a Grinchy sort of mood this year (too). Whose Christmas to ruin?... Suspect Nah, really - merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone, hope you all have a good one Smile

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Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:54 pm

Something just occured to me - I know I haven't been around that much lately, but I check in from time to time like I've always done. And I don't think it was coincidence I checked in tonight. Christmas is never the same when 'celebrated' far away from family, but I've gotten sort of used to it by now. I know I shouldn't really complain about it, people have it far worse everywhere you go, but it still isn't the same, and it's a sad thought that you get used to it after so short a time. What struck me was how nice it is to be able to check in here - I could be wherever in the world and you guys would still be here, silly as ever. Much love to you all from a somewhat absent friend, I'll try to hang around more. And I'll get back to you all by the end of January with pictures from New Zealand Smile Happy holidays!

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Post by azriel on Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:28 pm



We all think those thoughts Ringo don't we Smile That, no matter where we are, there's a little place we can call our own. Its a nice feeling. We are a lucky bunch Very Happy

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:42 am

Merry Christmas, all. I get weird about holidays in the same way that I get weird about my birthday, but I can at least admire a bit of Christmas cheer. santa I've sat out a number of IRL seasonal festivities already but my stepmom goes on a cookie-baking spree every December and she's finally gotten to kinds that I like, which has been nice. Nod Not tryna be a grinch or anything and I hope everyone else here has a good time!

Ringdrotten wrote:What struck me was how nice it is to be able to check in here - I could be wherever in the world and you guys would still be here, silly as ever. Much love to you all from a somewhat absent friend, I'll try to hang around more.

It's always a pleasure to see you post and I'm glad that you continue to come back to us over so many years despite everything else you have going on. Smile I'll look forward to the NZ photos!
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Post by Eru on Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:35 am

{{{Ringdrotten!  I'm in disguise right now, but I used to be active around 2011, and it's good to see you're still around.   Very Happy  Have a happy holiday season!}}}

I, as a gracious Divine Being, in my supreme generosity wish the denizens of Forumshire a Merry Erumas, or whatever holidays they wish to celebrate at this time of year.  May this season be filled with your favorite food, drinks, and people!  So decrees Eru Ilúvatar.  santa

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Post by Amarië on Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:01 pm

Happy holidays/weekend/ordinary days!
We're on our way to family dinner and opening of presents.

Let's be sappy together:



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Post by David H on Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:40 pm

Merry Christmas everyone! I'll be traveling till New Years so I may be a bit scarce but I'll pop in once in a while in case there are any pressing veggie or grey horse questions. Very Happy santa

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Re: Merry Christmas - 2017

Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:47 pm



quite Christmassy in a weird way.

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Post by malickfan on Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!

santa pub :carrot: Cheerleader :carrot: Cheerleader :carrot: Cheerleader drunken

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:51 am

{{{ Merry Xmas Forumshire cheers

I am having a very Italian xmas- which consists it seems of eating a massive meal on xmas eve, with it seemed a different bottle of wine for every course (I approve of this! Nod drunken ) So rather than the traditional British xmas of dry turkey, over done roast potatoes and sprouts no one likes- I got this (and I only photographed about a third of it if that!) -



Lasagne- one of two trays of the stuff- and the yellow stuff behind is some other traditional Italian stuff whose name I have no idea of and which may contain vegetables of some sort Evil or Very Mad



Death by chocolate- I swear she is trying to kill me with kindness! }}}






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Post by azriel on Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:10 am

Good on yer Smile Its nice to be looked after Smile Happy Yuletide all !

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:44 am

I'm feeling the spirit of things now. Smile



Good luck out there everyone; you're doing a good job, just keep at it!





Edit: darn playback-on-youtube restrictions! Sorry.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:25 am

I think that yellow stuff is Polenta.

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Post by malickfan on Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:05 pm

If I keep on drinking I think I may create some yellow stuff of my own Suspect pale drunken santa

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Post by malickfan on Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:12 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{{ Merry Xmas Forumshire cheers

I am having a very Italian xmas- which consists it seems of eating a massive meal on xmas eve, with it seemed a different bottle of wine for every course (I approve of this! Nod drunken ) So rather than the traditional British xmas of dry turkey, over done roast potatoes and sprouts no one likes- I got this (and I only photographed about a third of it if that!) -


That looks really nice Smile

The turkey wasn't too bad this year, but the roast potatoes turned out rather well (especially considering I did them Shocked) garlic/rosemary/salt/basil/black+white pepper plus too much butter and olive oil mmm, best part of the meal Nod dread to think what its done to my arteries...

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Post by halfwise on Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:42 pm

Roast potatoes are lovely things....and yes the idea is to drench them in fat during the cooking process. but don't worry - fat isn't the enemy. The salt and carbs probably did worse damage.

As for me, about a year ago I got a special spice blend from a chef - actually a brining blend of whole spices, and a dry rub of ground spices. Finally got this chance to use it. I don't know what exactly was in the dry rub, but that stuff was addictive! It was the first time I've made gravy and not had to add anything for seasoning except flour browned in butter. Spicy gravy. Then it was impossible to stay away from it.

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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:29 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:






Might I inquire as to what this is?

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Post by halfwise on Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:20 pm

He named it Death by Chocolate, though it doesn't look as suffused with chocolate as that dessert normally is by my reckoning. Which is fine because I think chocolate is best set off against cream and vanilla.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:42 am

{{It was home made, extremely indulgent, extremely tasty tiramisu Nod }}

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:19 am

That dessert is more indulgent than Sir Jackson's use of CGI!

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Post by azriel on Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:03 am



THESE Dwarves are far more believable to me than those fecking Hobbshit ones. If they achieved it in the film, "Snow White & The Huntsman" ( even tho it was a bit dire Smile ) why couldn't Peejers make me believe ?  In Snow White there was Toby Jones, Ian Mc Shane et al but, they did not look out of place as Dwarves. My eyes took in the Hobbits Dwarves but my brain kept pushing it out, wouldn't accept what I was seeing. It felt at odds like, doing a jigsaw puzzle with the correct sized pieces but trying to make larger pieces fit also.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:03 am

Well, but they're more like real-world dwarves, and not the sturdy, powerful folk that we know from Tolkien's work.

Not that the dwarves in the Hobbit were very Tolkienish most of the time...

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