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Offline Annette7

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Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« on: Sunday 27 June 21 15:04 BST (UK) »
What can I say - our 'Christmas' day was a triumph!

The sun shone all day so nice and warm - food excellent and cooked to perfection, christmas crackers, bucks fizz (we'd all contributed in some way).   After a little rest after lunch and then it was time for Secret Santa followed by some games, bingo, a quiz (in pairs, one adult with a child so questions suitable for both ages and both could participate).   I was with Scarlett 13 and we got 19 out of 20.   Should have got 20 as although I didn't know the answer to one my gut told me 'Roald Dahl' which turned out to be right.   Even so, we won!   The last game was a family favourite - don't know if it's got a proper name.   You have a huge bar of chocolate and contestants have to throw a dice until they get a 6 - that person runs over to the chocolate, has to don a hat and scarf (usually gloves too but none yesterday) and then you have to use a knife and fork to try and get a piece of chocolate.   In the meantime the dice is still being thrown and sometimes a contestant has only just got the hat and scarf on when another contestant has thrown a 6 and takes their place.   It's hilarious - loved by adults and children alike.

It was so lovely being with all the family - such a happy day and thoroughly enjoyed by all.   Credit to my nephew and his wife for all the organising, especially his wife who'd done all the preparations for turning a June day into 'our' Christmas.

A fabulous day.

Annette
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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 June 21 15:56 BST (UK) »
So glad you had a good day Annette and congratulations to you and Scarlett on winning the quiz.
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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 June 21 16:19 BST (UK) »
What a wonderful time!

Have to admit-I was a little fixated on the thing that looks like a dartboard ? Wagon wheel? in the photo (easily distracted and not reading properly) so when you wrote:
"You have a huge bar of chocolate and contestants have to throw a dice until they get a 6"-my mind was imagining people throwing DARTS. :-[  ::)  Totally different game.

Maureen


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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 June 21 16:23 BST (UK) »
Pleased to hear it all went well Annette. I'm wondering if you had Christmas pud?  :D I'd eat it in any weather! We used to play the game you refer to when we were children, a Mars bar was used and we had to try and cut a slice of it, the adults made sure we didn't cut a huge slice. We less than imaginatively called it Cut the Mars Bar!

My day wasn't anywhere near as interesting, usual walk, a bit of gardening and some domestic chores. Found out that my previously waterproof walking shoes are now letting in water. Watched a programme Id recorded in 2015.
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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 27 June 21 16:44 BST (UK) »
This  might  be  a  silly question, as there is  no cookery  board  I   thought  I  would ask here

Has  anyone  used 1 whole stick  if rhubarb  to make  a  stick pie?

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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 27 June 21 17:20 BST (UK) »
I've no idea what a stick pie is LM,  even Google doesn't tell me.  ???
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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 27 June 21 17:33 BST (UK) »
I  don't  know  either but  for  some  reason it came  to me and  wondered if  you could cover a whole  stick of rhubarb  in pasty ( like  a  sausage roll), thought  it  would  be fun to have  a go

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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 June 21 17:36 BST (UK) »
Sounds quite a mad idea to me!
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Re: Diary > Saturday, 26th June 2021
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Give it a whirl LM,  you might be setting a new trend.  ;D
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