Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.

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Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.

Post by Marigold » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:55 pm

I bring you this useful guide, courtesy of the Daily Mail. Video is embedded in the article.
Family coming tomorrow - too late to rush out and buy a candelabra, damn!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... atler.html
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Post by Hen-Gen » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:41 pm

Oh dear, G and T, iPad, trophy spouse!
I guess I’m never going to make it into the upper echelons of Fetlar society.
Still, gruel for supper, clothes from Sports Direct and Pringles with hummus ain’t so bad.
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Post by Margaid » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Well I'm not prepared to put out clean napkins for every meal when I have visitors. They get a ring so they know which is theirs. If I had guests for Christmas Dinner I would probably (horror of horrors!) :o use big thick paper napkins.
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Post by Icemaiden » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:29 pm

It's sooooo nice to be "normal" and not have to worry about any of that nonsense. I agree with not bothering with makeup though!!
Chickens are a girl's best friend (though diamonds would be nice too!)
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Post by bigyetiman » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:12 pm

O M G I am nearly trendy. I have a job, the OH is older than me that counts as best friend, we drink Yorkshire tea and we went up North this year.
Right dramatic life style change in order I refuse to be amongst the "in" crowd.
I did dress up as Captain Hook at work on Friday for our charity day, that should even out the Status Quo
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Post by bigjim » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:34 pm

I'd rather people have manners, than aspire to be something they're not.
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Post by Tweetypie » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:19 pm

2 out of the list for me. 😁 I have a job and my OH is my best friend and 17 years my senior.
Im not a wine drinker. Wouldn't know chardonnay from Champagne. How awfully vulgar of me to admit that 😂 . Id rather have the Yorkshire tea...and a hob nob 😁
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Post by bigjim » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:25 am

The less I drink, the less I want to drink.
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Post by LadyA » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:38 am

Tweetypie wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:19 pm
2 out of the list for me. 😁 I have a job and my OH is my best friend and 17 years my senior.
Im not a wine drinker. Wouldn't know chardonnay from Champagne. How awfully vulgar of me to admit that 😂 . Id rather have the Yorkshire tea...and a hob nob 😁
I have you beat! My late husband was 30 years my senior! :D Does that make me VERY upper class?! :-)10

I don't drink alcohol at all, but don't drink "ordinary" tea either. Redbush or green tea usually. Not sure where that rates.
Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself!
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Re: Avoiding faux pas at the Christmas dinner table.

Post by Marigold » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:02 pm

I wonder if this article ("I think my husband thinks Santa does it all") may be more relevant to some of us?
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -christmas
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