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Lesley Cox

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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2006, 04:08:49 AM »
A very merry Christmas to you Fermi. You'd better ask Maggi about the calibre of this particular cook. She has spent some time in the confession box, me in the sinner's side!

I hope your cool change comes all right. 31 expected in Melbourne today according to our weather man. Here we are having driving rain and bitter southerly wind with new snow on the hills. And this is the summer solstice!
« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 04:11:42 AM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2006, 07:00:03 AM »
Morning everyone - sitting here with my morning cup of tea grinning from ear to ear.  All your various styles of greeting are most enjoyable and entertaining.

Lesley - I now have a craving for black forest gateaux (and it is not even 7am yet - thanks!)

Paddy - you forgot to include whether your message contains nuts or not. (I said contains - not written by....  ;D)

Fermides - please can we have a photo of Errol as I am not sure what an Echidna is?  My main gardening problem at the moment is with cats digging and covering....

Maggi - thanks for the 00Agent Tag - that makes me smile everytime I sign on.

With best wishes to you all from 'the names Gardener. - Kent Gardener'

aka John

 
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2006, 07:58:42 AM »
Lesley, can't wait to try your cake - are you at home this afternoon?   ;)

Just received an e-mail from Darren Sleep and I shall pass on best wishes
to you all. He still didn't find the time to log in, but has hope to do this next year!
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2006, 08:55:22 AM »
Hi John
I too wasn't sure what an echidna was until I found this web site http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/echidnas/ - now I know
Sue
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2006, 09:21:16 AM »
Have a Great Christmas Everyone!

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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2006, 01:58:12 PM »
Shock news, Gang!1776-0
A confession has been received from Lesley, henceforth to be known as the Cake Faker in Chief, that she has been cunning and clever and has, in fact, bought the fab Forum cakes she has been tempting us with from a local patisserie.!!!!    Who Cares, I ask myself?  Lesley has owned up in a decent fashion and I know that I and many others have had oodles of pleasure from the cakes as we imagined the delight in scoffing them in the company of Forum friends. Our thanks are undiminished, Lesley, since you brought such fun to these pages. 
Since Lesley has come clean about her little culinary deception I think I must get another such matter off my own chest: For many years I have been serving to visitors, and in particular to my in-laws, delicious, freshly made shortbread. My visitors were full of praise for my talent, really enjoying the warm, crispy shortbread, still hot from the oven when they arrived......I have to confess now, that it was shop-bought shrotbread, albeit with a lovely home-made look to it, that i whizzed for a moment in the microwave then kept warm in the oven to serve to my unsuspecting guests. Mea Culpa! But, in my defence, I only did it to give them pleasure!! Well, that and the fact that I really enjoy hot shortbread myself!! So, Lesley, it seems you and I have one more thing in common... we'll need to stick together !
Nut free seasonal salutations, All!!
« Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 03:21:45 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2006, 02:40:17 PM »
Lesley and Maggi, out walking together, discussing their moral shortcomings:
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2006, 06:35:30 PM »
Christmas Greetings from Yorkshire to the Rest of the (Forum) World!
MINIONS! I need more minions!
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2006, 07:44:02 PM »
Christmas Greetings from Vienna!
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2006, 08:57:43 PM »
What a difference a single letter makes, in my sign-in title. I am undone! Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. But I had to own up in case Susan here in Dunedin split on me first. On the other hand, Fermi and some other Aussies know I CAN cook well, when the mood takes me, and yes Thomas, I'm at home this afternon, so do drop in. You will even get GENUINE home-made shortbread.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2006, 09:11:39 PM »
Not to worry, Lesley, we've been chortling here about the Cake FAKER title and we like it even better.
Lovely cards from Franz and all. Has everyone seen Anne W's super photos of a very cold, foggy and  frosty garden in Yorkshire in the Flowering now thread? http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=77.new;topicseen#new
They're great, makes this weather worthwhile... almost!
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2006, 09:12:15 PM »
Apologies to all the nuts out there for my glaring omissions.

By way of excuse - Tuesday night was school concert night and today was Christmas party for the kids in school. Tomorrow is end of term, break for the Christmas holidays, so here's one very happy teacher. Yippee!

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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2006, 10:10:09 PM »
The true confessions revealed on this thread has earned it a 5 star rating from me- better than a Jerry Springer Show! The Christmas cards have also been fabulous; thanks to all contributors for adding some real brightness to this tinsel time!
cheers
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2006, 10:21:34 PM »
For a special Christmas greeting (for those with access to BBC1 Scotland), check out the watchnight service from Rosslyn Chapel (Christmas Eve). Lucy's in the front row, James row two (blue robes).
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Re: Christmas Greetings Everyone
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2006, 10:36:41 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Anthony.... I saw a trailer for the Service on TV the other day and had made a mental note to watch it... now I'll make a proper post-it note and stick it on the front of the telly, then I will remember.  Don't you sing in the choir, too? Or aren't there any blue robes big enough??
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