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Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Lounge Trekker on 3 January 2009 4:05am
 
Thanks for the well wishes, Happy New Year and all, Linda! Our dinner was great if a little difficult to prepare for a guy with one useable leg. A freind showed up with two live crab, and that added to the magic.

Pete
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by suzulu on 3 January 2009 11:48am
 
I was in Wales for Christmas and New Year(came back to London yesterday). We went to my young cousin's house, she and her boyfriend have just moved to a new house and they are still in the middle of decorating it. Jools Holland was on TV. We walked there and back (it was SOOO cold!).
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by geordiegirl on 4 January 2009 2:02pm
 
Actually Judy (has someone else made this joke? If so, apologies) rum & pep was YOUR Rum Leaking...sounds lovely, your NYD. I agree about everything after 24/12 being - well, I'd call it Sunday Sunday Sunday (you get the idea).
Kazzz, you Did Good as you always do - would YOU have told yr mum much about 4 days at the beach??? (well no doubt you didn't pursue it!)

Sue, sounds as bloody freezing in Wales as you must have found it back in n.London. But you'll have enjoyed it greatly.

Pete, I'm about to get in touch, when I've cleared tree-debris from the back garden (husband's been chopping down).As always, envy you your food - we only manage dead crabs from the north-sea coast when in Newcastle - I expect you had to boil them? Talk about Fresh, though....

 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Spursfan on 4 January 2009 4:41pm
 
Is it me? I am feeling really sorry for the crabs.

Sorry Pete - not for me.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Lounge Trekker on 4 January 2009 6:42pm
 
I understand, Anne. Another ramification of The Omnivore's Dilemma. I don't enjoy killing anything, but I do because it beats eating them alive.

Lounge Executioner
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Spursfan on 4 January 2009 9:39pm
 
At least you eat what you kill, Pete. It is not killed for so-called sport.

I am a bit squeamish when it comes to meat of any kind and prefer to think it arrives ready-packed at the store!!

I also feel awful for the animals killed during the festival of sacrifice - we walked round a corner in Tunis one year seconds after a goat had been killed and every year our Turkish friends kill and share animals. One year there was a ram tied up outside his hotel the night before - I couldn't look it in the eye! Luckily we are not often there for this festival.

:(
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by kazzzz on 4 January 2009 11:26pm
 
If I had to kill my own food I'd be a full time vegetarian.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by mrsthing on 5 January 2009 1:30am
 
Me too, kazzzz. I've resolved to eat less meat this year, partly because of that.
 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by Spursfan on 5 January 2009 8:45am
 
I must admit that if I was in better health I would be a hunt saboteur (though I wouldn't want to hurt the horses/dogs).

We have a friend who hunts and it takes me all my time not to say what I think about it. I hasten to add we are not THAT close or I would have said something already! (the husband and I learnt to scuba at the same time as her husband, and we now have a sort of 'dinner club' of divers from the class of '94 and meet about twice a year).


 
Re: What are you doing for New Year's Eve? by kazzzz on 5 January 2009 8:48am
 
I grew up around deer hunters, my uncle shot the biggest stag at the time and held the record for many years. I grew up lying in deerskins and eating venison and even helping him make his bullets. I didn't even know what i was making at the time, I just knew it was fun to use the machine to put the shot into the pretty red and blue cartridges. Because of the area where I live I have a lot of friends who hunt , it's second nature around here.
As an adult I don't like it though. Some of my friend's "photo albums" are too horrendous to even talk about.
 
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