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So last night at Sunday School, our teacher informs us that it's our class' turn to give the pastor an appreciation gift. I immediately thought of putting on a flower and singing as he walked around the church! Or getting in blackface and singing...or putting on my kilt and singing!
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So last night at Sunday School, our teacher informs us that it's our class' turn to give the pastor an appreciation gift. I immediately thought of putting on a flower and singing as he walked around the church! Or getting in blackface and singing...or putting on my kilt and singing!
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So this morning when I step into our den, I see this strange, square black piece of water-proof looking fabric, all folded up. I have no idea what it is, and the only thing it reminds me of is that square black thing Mr. Humphries was wearing in "Is it Catching?" when he didn't have a raincoat.

Later my father tells me that it's actually our new pool cover.
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So this morning when I step into our den, I see this strange, square black piece of water-proof looking fabric, all folded up. I have no idea what it is, and the only thing it reminds me of is that square black thing Mr. Humphries was wearing in "Is it Catching?" when he didn't have a raincoat.

Later my father tells me that it's actually our new pool cover.
I bought a pool cover for our above ground pool. The day after I put it on the water was too warm to bathe in. I retrieved the package it came it. It was a solar pool cover. It was supposed to raise the water temerature as much as 6 degrees. Where in Alaska? The pool thermometer only goes to 110 and it was all the way up.
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So this morning when I step into our den, I see this strange, square black piece of water-proof looking fabric, all folded up. I have no idea what it is, and the only thing it reminds me of is that square black thing Mr. Humphries was wearing in "Is it Catching?" when he didn't have a raincoat.

Later my father tells me that it's actually our new pool cover.
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I bought a pool cover for our above ground pool. The day after I put it on the water was too warm to bathe in. I retrieved the package it came it. It was a solar pool cover. It was supposed to raise the water temerature as much as 6 degrees. Where in Alaska? The pool thermometer only goes to 110 and it was all the way up.
Oh dear...so you actually went and boiled your head. Well, I guess we can't say you were weak as water, since you nearly put yourself in hot water.

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I had an AYBS? moment just twenty minutes ago, while doing my weekly grocery shopping.

A corner of the "Ethnic Foods" aisle at my local supermarket is now devoted to British goods - mostly tinned stuff (Heinz baked beans, etc.), sauces (HP, etc.), biscuits (Hobnobs, McVities, etc.) and chocs.

But there were also ready-made sticky toffee puddings, and even spotted dick! I had discovered STP on a previous trip to Blighty and liked it, so I splashed out $2.89 plus tax for a packet of two ready-made, microwaveable STPs. I think I'll have one for afters tonight, with my coffee.

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I had an AYBS? moment just twenty minutes ago, while doing my weekly grocery shopping.

A corner of the "Ethnic Foods" aisle at my local supermarket is now devoted to British goods - mostly tinned stuff (Heinz baked beans, etc.), sauces (HP, etc.), biscuits (Hobnobs, McVities, etc.) and chocs.

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The only ethnic foods we get here are tortillas, tamales in a tin, frijoles refritos, enchilada sauce...you get the idea!
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I had an AYBS? moment just twenty minutes ago, while doing my weekly grocery shopping.

A corner of the "Ethnic Foods" aisle at my local supermarket is now devoted to British goods - mostly tinned stuff (Heinz baked beans, etc.), sauces (HP, etc.), biscuits (Hobnobs, McVities, etc.) and chocs.

But there were also ready-made sticky toffee puddings, and even spotted dick! I had discovered STP on a previous trip to Blighty and liked it, so I splashed out $2.89 plus tax for a packet of two ready-made, microwaveable STPs. I think I'll have one for afters tonight, with my coffee.

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We have a similar section in my local grocery store. I've bought a few things from that section before - a jar of marmalade, a jar of lemon curd, and a jar of treacle. I love cooking so much...one of these days I'm going to try making a steamed pudding from scratch, and you can bet I'll be posting about it here when I do!
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We have a similar section in my local grocery store. I've bought a few things from that section before - a jar of marmalade, a jar of lemon curd, and a jar of treacle. I love cooking so much...one of these days I'm going to try making a steamed pudding from scratch, and you can bet I'll be posting about it here when I do!
My husband makes suet pudding every year at Christmas!
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My husband makes suet pudding every year at Christmas!
Where does one find suet, anyhow? I'm all for authenticity, but supposedly you can use other, more easy to find ingredients as a substitute - at least according to my copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. I may try a pudding without suet first and see if it comes out alright.
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A friend of mine is usually able to get suet by asking a butcher at one of the local grocery stores or meat shops. She hasn't made a Christmas pudding in several years, but when she did, it was tasty.
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One of our supermarkets has a tiny British section. I get my Ribena there, along with Digestive biscuits, Maltesers, Yorkie bars, and sometimes wine gums. They used to have Vimto as well, but they recently quit stocking it. Le sad. Course, I'm sure if I asked nicely they'd order some for me.
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My husband makes suet pudding every year at Christmas!
I was surprised a few years back when I wanted to make Salisbury Steak from scratch that one of the first ingredients was suet. I did have to ask a butcher for it and he had it on hand.
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One of our supermarkets has a tiny British section. I get my Ribena there, along with Digestive biscuits, Maltesers, Yorkie bars, and sometimes wine gums. They used to have Vimto as well, but they recently quit stocking it. Le sad. Course, I'm sure if I asked nicely they'd order some for me.
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There are Brit Stores on line. Not just Harrod's and Sainsbury's, but stores in the states that carry British Goods and aren't ashamed of it.
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There are Brit Stores on line. Not just Harrod's and Sainsbury's, but stores in the states that carry British Goods and aren't ashamed of it.
This is a British goods store located in Kansas, of all places. I've ordered things from them several times... http://www.britsshop.com/
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