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Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by geordiegirl on 23 December 2008 2:15pm
 
Friends for dinner (anticipating Burns Night a little by having Haggis, Swede & Clapshot).

Mince pies, a bottle of cheap fizzy, quizzes until 12 midnight.

A bottle of slightly more fizzy then everybody home not too late/early!

 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by canaveralgumby on 24 December 2008 5:29pm
 
My husband & I pick up some good Chinese food and get home and STAY HOME and OFF THE ROADS by 6:00 pm.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by TERRY S on 24 December 2008 11:54pm
 
Watching Patrick Stewart in A Christmas Carol. His version is the best!
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by mrsteabag on 25 December 2008 1:50am
 
Patrick Stewart could read the phone book and keep my attention. ;)
We'll likely go out to lunch and, like Cori, get the bleep off the streets before the sillies take over. We also need to be home for Orion--our neighbors shoot guns, fireworks, etc. Makes all three of us a little nervous.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by geordiegirl on 28 December 2008 3:57pm
 
Yes,, rewckless neighbours must be scary.

We have plenty of fireworks here in the London suburb, and a pub down the street, but they're never too bad on New Years Eve.

Best to stay put indoors, early, I quite agree!
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Ken Dunn on 28 December 2008 5:17pm
 
We're visiting my cousin near Penicuik in the afternoon then home to watch TV - anything similar to Rikki Fulton or Rab C Nesbitt (if he is well behaved!) then I'll be out before 'the bells' and back in 'first footing' a few minutes after. Most of the ships in the Forth estuary sound their horns at midnight.
~
geordiegirl, what's clapshot?
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by geordiegirl on 28 December 2008 9:05pm
 
Potatoes mashed with turnips (neeps?), Ken. My husband's parents were Scottish: i got to eat haggis for the first time at their house (ages ago) - a tradition with them every New Years Day (teetotallers both, so no alcohol on New Years Eve, though father-in-law then did the bit of coal and 'Lang May yer Lum Reek' - so, a big celebratory dinner on 1 January (sadly, minus the whisky gravy). Husband insists CLAPSHOT can also be potatoes mashed with swede. I may offer both.

I personally prefer the vegetarian haggis, but, as long as it's MacSweens, it's OK by us!

Ship's horns sounding in the Forth - now that's a fine sound. I once remember this happening on the Tyne, but only at the turn of a decade - i think it was 1970.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by mrsthing on 29 December 2008 1:41am
 
How do you do vegetarian haggis? I thought haggis was goat stomach cooked with the contents, though I'm told nowadays that they stuff it with more tradtional stuffing...stuff. I've never had it, at any rate.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by kazzzz on 29 December 2008 7:23am
 
Well i remember that haggis has a lot of herbs in it, a lot like stuffing. And there are all sorts of vegetarian meat substitutes these days. Surely you couldn't cook it in a sheep's stomach though.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Ken Dunn on 29 December 2008 7:56am
 
I've found out that the 80 Days Revisited programme is on BBC1 in Scotland at 9.40pm on Hogmanay so I'll be watching that.
 
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