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Saving Christmas; part 3…

We managed to pull off our traditional Christmas dinner, after all the quarantining and testing and what not. Did I mention that I drove my mother-in-law’s RV to the Bay Area in a convoy with my wife, younger daughter and … Continue reading

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That crazy Christmas dinner… that we do twice… part 2…

The flaming plum pudding, a staple of our fancy English Christmas double-dinners. I won’t tell you about plum pudding again. I do every year. Search back for it, or Google it. But it is hard to take a picture of … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner… number two…

I am not making this stuff up. Every year, at my mom’s house in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have two Christmas dinners… exactly the same. That guy in the corner, stretching his neck, is my brother, Henry. He, … Continue reading

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I finally took a good photo of a flaming plum pudding!!!

It is not easy to do, because, if you use the flash, you can’t see the fire, but if you don’t, the shutter is open for a long time, and any movement makes the picture blurry. Technically speaking, that is … Continue reading

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What, you don’t have English Christmas crackers for your Christmas???

You don’t know about those crazy English cardboard tubes with a small explosive charge that goes off when you pull the ends, and then, inside, is a paper crown, a lame toy, and a piece of paper with bad jokes … Continue reading

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We had a plum pudding… and it isn’t even Christmas yet!

Oh, yeah! Plum pudding! And yes, it is supposed to be on fire. Plum pudding is a traditional English Christmas treat… My family has them every Christmas, and my wife is now the official plum pudding,,, which has no plums … Continue reading

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I have a lot of photos to share…

So we should get through the Christmas ones right now… because Christmas is over… We had the usual beautiful table, because my kids love doing that. It does sort of set the mood… And you might as well use mom’s … Continue reading

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Twit Wit… Part 4…

I tried to put my Twitter button up in my sidebar so you could follow me… but it turns out I am not smart enough to do that without help. So I am going to just keep posting my deliciously … Continue reading

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Christmas old school…

We do Christmas right at my mom’s house. Our family came over from England and we still have a lot of family over there, so we tend to use their traditions on Christmas eve. We cook a big old roast beef, still … Continue reading

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Rule Britannia…

There’ll always be an England… Well, my hit numbers are way up… So I guess a little whining never hurt anyone, despite all the advice I got to not do it. But here is the funny part. All the new … Continue reading

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