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Yogi19 posted:
El Loro posted:

Thanks Yogi

Moonie posted:

Thanks Yogi. Very kind of you  

*takes one and leaves some for Sweet* 

You are both very welcome 

One thing about these cakes you keep feeding us Yogi, there’s zero calories so my waistline isn’t getting any bigger  

Moonie posted:
Yogi19 posted:
El Loro posted:

Thanks Yogi

Moonie posted:

Thanks Yogi. Very kind of you  

*takes one and leaves some for Sweet* 

You are both very welcome 

One thing about these cakes you keep feeding us Yogi, there’s zero calories so my waistline isn’t getting any bigger  

 Brilliant 

Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

It's sunny here now too

 

Apparently there's no established link between Belgian buns and Belgium

A bit like fortune cookies and the Chinese then El 

and Swiss rolls (thought most likely to be from Austria)

 

and turkeys don't come from Turkey. They were originally from Mexico, they were transported by ship by people who worked for the Turkey Company which originated in Turkey. They were known as Turkey Merchants.

 

Brussel sprouts were originally grown in the Mediterranean area but were later cultivated near Brussels.

Hi everyone 

Really chilly, windy and heavy rain up here.

Hubby and I have been to Costco, then to Morrison's to pick up Christmas food - what MrY calls “dried goods”. I’m shattered.

lol at the culinary/geography chat.

Hope you’ve all had a good day

El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

It's sunny here now too

 

Apparently there's no established link between Belgian buns and Belgium

A bit like fortune cookies and the Chinese then El 

and Swiss rolls (thought most likely to be from Austria)

 

and turkeys don't come from Turkey. They were originally from Mexico, they were transported by ship by people who worked for the Turkey Company which originated in Turkey. They were known as Turkey Merchants.

 

Brussel sprouts were originally grown in the Mediterranean area but were later cultivated near Brussels.

I knew there was something about Brussel sprouts but couldn't think what it was 

I didn’t know about turkeys though 

El Loro posted:

However, Christmas puddings were originally grown on the Christmas pudding plants which grew on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean

 

Sadly those died out at much the same time as the 12 sided dodocahedron bird.

 

Hmm, those two sound fishy El 

Yogi19 posted:

Hi everyone 

Really chilly, windy and heavy rain up here.

Hubby and I have been to Costco, then to Morrison's to pick up Christmas food - what MrY calls “dried goods”. I’m shattered.

lol at the culinary/geography chat.

Hope you’ve all had a good day

You have been busy Yogi 

Well done you and Mr Y of course  

Moonie posted:
Yogi19 posted:

Hi everyone 

Really chilly, windy and heavy rain up here.

Hubby and I have been to Costco, then to Morrison's to pick up Christmas food - what MrY calls “dried goods”. I’m shattered.

lol at the culinary/geography chat.

Hope you’ve all had a good day

You have been busy Yogi 

Well done you and Mr Y of course  

Thanks Moonie 

Wooowwwwww! I love the food/geography posts in here too. I absolutely love random facts  

 

tonight i I had the privilege of assisting a friend decorate for Xmas, and she’s got a lot of very old, vintage family heirlooms. Her great grandmothers tree is over 100 years old, and still has some little candle holders on it! I’ve never seen anything like it, she even has a box of the original candles too the decirations for it are delicate, and still stunning 🎄🥰

 

sweet dreams lovely friends  

 

 

Good morning everyone

 

A bit of sunshine here at present, showers expected later.

 

Summer, that Christmas tree is most likely to be what is called a feather Christmas tree:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feather_Christmas_tree

It wouldn't surprise me if it was bought in Harrods as that is the most likely place in this country to have stocked them at that time. Although their "pet" department closed down years ago, such was Harrods that people could buy elephants there.

 

I hope everyone has a good day

~Sweet Sparkles~ posted:

Wooowwwwww! I love the food/geography posts in here too. I absolutely love random facts  

 

tonight i I had the privilege of assisting a friend decorate for Xmas, and she’s got a lot of very old, vintage family heirlooms. Her great grandmothers tree is over 100 years old, and still has some little candle holders on it! I’ve never seen anything like it, she even has a box of the original candles too the decirations for it are delicate, and still stunning 🎄🥰

 

sweet dreams lovely friends  

 

 

That sounds like a collectors item Sweet 

I would be frightened to touch it let alone put it up every Christmas 😁

Good morning everyone, very wet and windy again, looking forward to the few dry days we are promised before it all starts to chuck it down again.  That tree sounds like a museum piece Summer, the very thought of candles on a Christmas Tree would give the Health & Safety nuts nightmares!

 

Enjoy your day everyone

El Loro posted:

Good morning everyone

 

A bit of sunshine here at present, showers expected later.

 

Summer, that Christmas tree is most likely to be what is called a feather Christmas tree:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feather_Christmas_tree

It wouldn't surprise me if it was bought in Harrods as that is the most likely place in this country to have stocked them at that time. Although their "pet" department closed down years ago, such was Harrods that people could buy elephants there.

 

I hope everyone has a good day

That’s exactly it!!!!!!!! It’s a dark green one I can’t wait to show my friend this link, thank you

Moonie posted:
~Sweet Sparkles~ posted:

Wooowwwwww! I love the food/geography posts in here too. I absolutely love random facts  

 

tonight i I had the privilege of assisting a friend decorate for Xmas, and she’s got a lot of very old, vintage family heirlooms. Her great grandmothers tree is over 100 years old, and still has some little candle holders on it! I’ve never seen anything like it, she even has a box of the original candles too the decirations for it are delicate, and still stunning 🎄🥰

 

sweet dreams lovely friends  

 

 

That sounds like a collectors item Sweet 

I would be frightened to touch it let alone put it up every Christmas 😁

I was very very careful with it

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