It’s Christmas!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Beebo, 8 Sep 2019.

  1. C R

    C R Über Member

    Astronomically it is summer, the equinox is later in the month. The meteorological autumn starting on the first of September is just a fairly recent statistical convenience.
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  2. C R

    C R Über Member

    Same yesterday in Tesco.
  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    They had them on the shelves in June.
  4. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Cycling Skoda lover

    Of all the Christmas things, I wish mince pies were available all year round ! We have tested so many different types and Sainsbury’s own win hands down
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  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    And cakes. And puddings. :smile:
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  6. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    West Sussex
    I haven't put my heating on yet.
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  7. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    I. Love. Mince. Pies.
  8. Reynard

    Reynard Guru

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    It's still far too early for mince pies.

    But then it's never the wrong time of the year for christmas pudding. I just love the stuff. :hungry: Mind, I stock up on puddings on clearance and always have a decent stash - they keep really well as long as the packaging is not opened. With a "mature" pudding, open the morning of or the night before, and give it a good glug of strong black tea (with maybe a dash of something a touch stronger) and let it absorb the liquid prior to heating up.

    However if I don't make my own mince pies, then the Tesco Finest are as good as bought ones are going to get. They won a blind taste test on "Eat Well For Less" - and anything that wins a blind test is worth a punt.
  9. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    A month or so ago, on the hottest day of the year, during a lunch break from decorating, I was channel surfing. Christmas shopping was being promoted on one of the Freeview shopping channels. FFS.
  10. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    If you make your own you can have them all year round ;)
  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Somebody who doesn't like Christmas Puds gave me one a month ago that they had been given last Christmas. I DO like them, but am waiting for a **couple of people to help me eat it. I could easily manage it by myself but my waist needs to get smaller, not bigger!

    **PS Two particular people - I am not inviting any of you gannets to help me eat it.
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  12. Reynard

    Reynard Guru

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Oh man, I know exactly where you're coming from... :blush:
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  13. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    Eat too many mince pies and it's aw tum.
  14. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Bah! Humbug!
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  15. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    There's also naming the season by what the weather is doing. Definitely not Christmas, though.
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