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    Treat plates

    I make my sugar cookies with gluten free flour and it makes them really light and yummy
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    Water to become HUGE issue

    Sounds like a good reason to move to Scotland and bring more members to my tiny little branch!
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    Finger foods for festivities

    You could do garlic mushrooms - cooked mushrooms in a garlicy breadcrumb crust Or stuffed cherry tomatoes
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    Christmas Menu

    I am going to be trying a new recipe. I am going to make the cornbread from this: BBC - Food - Recipes : Chilli beef cornbread pies
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    Christmas Menu

    We are having our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and will be feeding about 10 people. We will be having: Turkey, salmon or pork loin Roast potatoes Carrots Sprouts Peas Sweetcorn Broccolli Cornbread Stuffing Cranberry Sauce Desert will be: Chocolate Cheesecake or Chocolate Yule Log
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    long distance relationships....

    I have a couple of friends who had long distance relationships and are now happily married so it can work out
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    Finger foods for festivities

    Sandwiches. cheese and pineapple chunks on cocktail sticks - very 80s but always popular
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    Finger foods for festivities

    Puff pastry cheese straws - roll out some ready made puff pastry. sprinkle grated cheese on half of it, fold in half, reroll out, sprinke cheese and repeat once more. Brush with either a milk or egg wash and top with some more grated cheese. Cut into strips - and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake (can't tell you the temp because I am not sure what it is - I just go by what it says on the packaging) Sausage rolls - sausage meet wrapped in puff pastry and cooked for about 20 - mins until golden brown
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    Using "Ms." instead of "Mrs."

    Must vary - across the UK then as well between here and the USA My mother is Divorced and hits the roof if anyone dares to refer to her as Ms
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    Using "Ms." instead of "Mrs."

    Over here at least Ms has a couple of uses 1 - if someone is married but doesn't take their husbands last name (maybe for professional reasons = for example a teacher who gets married part way through a school year) 2 - women who are in a relationship but are not married 3 - women who don't want the world to know if they are married or single I realise it might be different in the USA - but that is why I always score out Ms and write in Miss
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    Using "Ms." instead of "Mrs."

    I hate being refered to as Ms! I am unmarried and therefore a Miss - and happy for the world the know that! I have been known to score Ms off of forms and write in Miss!
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    Dog dying

    I am sorry - sending you hugs from across the ocean.
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    Musty towels?

    I am a big fan of using bicarbonate of Soda/Sodium Bicarbonate - put your towels in a bath of it in solutions. It is great for absorbing smells in general - in shoes, fridges, funky smelling water bottles! I between summers at summer camp, when my water bottle was stored in friends Shed so I didn't have to cart it home, I would just put some in my bottle to prevent smells. Good luck
  14. I read this and thought what is so surprising about people walking places - and then I looked at where you live and remembered my experiences in the USA and suddenly I understand why it is so surprising! In my town most people walk to - but that is because we have a completely different attitude towards cars for the most part and we have better public transport! And talking of various berries! My house has it its own Blackberry patch :) Which produces award winning ankle wrecking Blackberries!
  15. The vitamin C factory in my town is (or at least was) the worlds biggest factory and is the main employer in the valley My town (actually little more than a village) is one of 3 in a valley and about 2/3 of the population of 3 towns are all related! In my branch at the moment every active member over the age of 20 has been thru the temple - sounds impressive until you realise that we only have about 20 active adults! Dispite living in Scotland where everyone thinks we have long cold winters - I live on the west coast which is more mild - to the point that town over the hill, and right on the sea coast can grow palm trees