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Message 1905233 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 0:10:27 UTC

Rob, your boat is spectacular!
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Message 1905246 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 1:11:41 UTC

I may just give that cake recipe a try...
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Message 1905253 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 1:55:03 UTC

The solution, "Gone Fishin'!" :-D

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Message 1905289 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 6:00:58 UTC - in response to Message 1905233.  

Rob, your boat is spectacular!

Thanks Angela :-)
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Message 1905364 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 18:41:52 UTC - in response to Message 1905161.  
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Rob.. It seems you have plenty of admirers for your next trip out.

I'm still amazed how you go under the tunnels and don't knock the angel off the top of the christmas tree.

I like these crazy narrow-boaters.....

Hope you like them too....
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Message 1905366 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 19:05:31 UTC - in response to Message 1905000.  
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This thread is for the rest of us who, five days into this dreadful month, are already over-whelmed.


I don't eat meat and when being with family they never understood not to roast their veg in meat fat.

Christmas never overwhelmed me specifically. (People's ways did though sometimes.)

I look at xmas and I see people celebrating some event that makes them feel nice or satisfied.

It's Life. I guess...

I don't see myself as being an outsider or as a complication. I do see it as rather sad given the meaning of the idea.

Hey they are going to eat animals and buy stuff from companies that pay their workers each week less than a jar of cranberry source costs us to buy at a whim.
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Message 1905381 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 19:43:14 UTC - in response to Message 1905366.  

My older niece is vegan, She always does Her own food, no one cares or bothers Her about it.
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Message 1905386 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 19:58:35 UTC - in response to Message 1905381.  
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My older niece is vegan, She always does Her own food, no one cares or bothers Her about it.


I spent 10 years vegan. It is not easy.

I don't know how old your niece is or how your family works.

I am sure for her she will say her own thing but as a person within a community I am sure she would also like to be completely enveloped within a cultural way of being.

Have you or your family taken a year out to be vegan on her behalf?

Would that bother you?

:))))

How would xmas seem then?

<Not meaning to be rude but it is kind of a worthy question?>

(I'm not anti meat eating by the way... I just prefer not to and see it as unnecessary.)
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Message 1905401 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 20:45:14 UTC - in response to Message 1905364.  

I don't intend to go out with that lot up in the sky (or wrapped round the mooring lines for that matter) - the top of the mast is a good 6 feet above the road deck of the first bridge I would come to....
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Message 1905402 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 20:52:43 UTC

I haven't read the posts yet. I will when I have more time.

I don't do Christmas. Here's why.
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Message 1905405 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 20:57:03 UTC - in response to Message 1905386.  

My older niece is vegan, She always does Her own food, no one cares or bothers Her about it.


I spent 10 years vegan. It is not easy.

I don't know how old your niece is or how your family works.

I am sure for her she will say her own thing but as a person within a community I am sure she would also like to be completely enveloped within a cultural way of being.

Have you or your family taken a year out to be vegan on her behalf?

Would that bother you?

:))))

How would xmas seem then?

<Not meaning to be rude but it is kind of a worthy question?>

(I'm not anti meat eating by the way... I just prefer not to and see it as unnecessary.)

No one questions what one eats there, that is all that matters. And Yes, I do know Her age, She's 47, I'm 57.

If She wants to be Vegan, that is Her choice, everyone else, would rather not, but then We're not pushy, and My immediate family, barring disease and bad luck, has a long lifespan, so I'm not worried.

Xmas is not entirely about what one eats...
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Message 1905416 - Posted: 7 Dec 2017, 21:38:53 UTC - in response to Message 1905386.  

I became non-meat-eating, about 25 years ago, cRunchy. To be honest, the only real alteration to Christmas dinner, was the use of vegetable suet and cooking the various bits and pieces separately. My family and that of my brother-in-law, took readily to the separate cooking the following year, as everything just much tasted better, with the 'first' meal. Me? With the way we've done Christmas dinner for years, now, I can and will eat anything, bar the turkey, any sausage meat and bacon. Some of the family actually preferred the 'veggie' gravy, too! Being 'veggie' or 'vegan', need not be a restraint to one's family and friends.
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Message 1905562 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 11:45:12 UTC
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A public service announcement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4GHQkKwHa0
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Message 1905570 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 13:05:55 UTC - in response to Message 1905562.  

A public service announcement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4GHQkKwHa0


Cool.

I think I need to go and check out that rash.. So itchy...

scRatchy.. :)
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Message 1905572 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 13:13:40 UTC - in response to Message 1905564.  
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Altogether now

Key of C

1, 2, 3, go

BAH HUMBUG!!!


For the crazy guitarists and digeridoo players amongst us:

MAIN:
--------------

G                   C
We wish you a Merry Christmas..
   A                D
We wish you a Merry Christmas..
   B                Em              C   D  D7  G 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Hap-py New Year. 

...

CHORUS:
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G               D        Em  D   A    D
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin..
     G           D               C   D  D7  G
Good tidings for Christmas and a Hap-py New Year.

...

OUTRO:
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   B                Em                C   D   D7   G 
We wish you a Merry Christmas...and a Hap-py..New..Year. 
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Message 1905583 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 14:03:02 UTC

I'll be thrashing that one out on my SG plus Marshall stack in a few days time
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Message 1905676 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 19:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 1905594.  

I haven't played with my digeridoo for a while now.

(Am I allowed to say that?)


You are allowed because we know you just can't help yourself. :)~



I've played happy xmas on my Didg for the family's entertainment... They watched with amasement. (Perhaps disbelief.. LOL)

Personally I thought it sounded like raspberries..

Meat eaters.. They will accept anything. :)~
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Message 1905680 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 19:34:25 UTC - in response to Message 1905583.  

I'll be thrashing that one out on my SG plus Marshall stack in a few days time


Marshall's have a warm sound.


Can't wait to hear your Thrash Metal \ Grunge Xmas record.

If you need some backing let me know.
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