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Old 07-12-2012, 02:16   #1
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Christmas Confessions

In some previous post I smugly announced I had nothing purely decorative on board that wasn't in some way useful. Well, I had forgotten a few items .

Our Christmas tree and stockings were pulled out as usual on the first of December (for the sixth time on board) and set up with the help of a nip of Scotch and some dark chocolate - of course I was purely taste testing these to make sure they are suitable to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve .

Each visit ashore in the last week I have come back with goodies from the bakery here on a little Greek island in the Cyclades, my favourite being rich almond biscuits coated in thick icing sugar and marzipan treats. Chocolate has mysteriously been find its way on board too. The hot chocolate I ordered yesterday in town must have been made by dissolving an entire block in hot milk! I sat there grinning like a Cheshire cat while sipping it. Would have even have had a second one had I not been saved by the bus leaving .

So at this time of year I find myself doing things I normally would not: festooning the saloon with purely decorative items and indulging in way too much rich food.

What is everyone else doing in the lead up to Christmas?
What has been your best Christmas on board?
Happy festive season everyone and all the very best for 2013.

All ready for Santa here :
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:00   #2
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Re: Christmas Confessions

Well Lassie, First let's be perfectly clear about one thing:

everything worth enjoying in this life is either; illegal, immoral or fattening!

Chocolate, however, according to recent studies has been found to help lower blood pressure and Cholesterol (if anything is wrong here - it's because I'm making it all up). Scotch has, for centuries, been know as an aphrodisiac. Pour enough of it into a young lass and she usually becomes amenable to many suggestions.

So, I can't really see that you are doing anything that can be hazardous to your health - except maybe decorating the tree -- you might cut yourself on the decorations.

Help is at hand if that happens - Scotch also has wondrous medicinal qualities.


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Chocolate, however, according to recent studies has been found to help lower blood pressure and Cholesterol
Medicinal properties ? OMG! Thanks for that tip. I will stock up with a few kg in that case

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Scotch has, for centuries, been know as an aphrodisiac. Pour enough of it into a young lass and she usually becomes amenable to many suggestions.
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I don't eat junk. I am lean and mean keen.

However, I did drink a qt (.946l) of full fat egg nog yesterday outside the grocery store. My one regret was not buying a half gal. (1.98l)

Geez, that was good.
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Geez, that was good.
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Re: Christmas Confessions

Well lassie, since you apparently are a chocoholic ( or close), it is shame you are stuck down there in sunny greece. Next weekend, i will make my own filled chocolates, as I do every year at this time. Needless to say, I am a very popular guy when I have several kilos of handmade filled chockolatI make them with marzipan, coconut and liqour filling and when I go totally bezerk, I also make rum or orange flavored fuge as a filling.

Now , mind you (lookat my previous post), these are not illegal nor are they immoral ( that assertion might be questionable:-) ) but I don't think I can claim that they are not fattening.

OTOH. If they help lower blood preesure and cholesterol, then whoncares if they are fattening".........
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Christmas on Breathless.

Well we're late heading south this year and will spend Christmas at home. It'll be a bit different, haven't done this for at least ten years. Might even see some snow!!

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