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December 6

Post by JL on Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 am

Welcome to Day 6!

The answer to yesterday's quote is Eagle Canyon, Paul talking to Philip.

Today's Guess the Quote:


The protection was almost instantaneous these days: Dale did it automatically; not white light for him, but always a golden yellow, but just thinking consciously about it made him feel calmer.

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Today's Fun Thing: Try your hand at one of Paul's recipes. 

Paul's Chocolate Banana Bread - US version



Paul's Chocolate Banana Bread - UK version



*I have made this several times now and it has become a favorite.  It is Delicious!!!

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Story to Check Out: A Trip To Falls Chance Ranch

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Virtual Tour provided by Ranger.  Check out Christmas in York!

For today, why not try a Virtual Christmas day out in York?
 
Take a virtual tour of the spectacularly beautiful York Minster, http://www.sphericalimages.com/yorkminster/virtual_tour.htm  Cathedral of Kings, one of the hearts of Christianity in England since the 7th Century, and set at the heart of this beautiful and ancient city. You might hear the organist or the choir practicing for the many Christmas services including their midnight mass.


Go shopping in the famous shambles, the real English Diagon Alley! https://www.inmotionphoto.co.uk/the-shambles-of-york   Most of the houses are 14th to 15th century and built on the footprints of far older ones. Tea rooms, sweet shops, chocolatiers, jewellers and delicatessens fill these narrow streets around the cathedral.


Visit York’s famous Christmas shop: https://kaethe-wohlfahrt.com/en/kaethe-wohlfahrt-at-york/ select ‘all products’ in their menu to see a wide range of Christmas toys, games and decorations from advent calendars to cuckoo shops.

Explore the Jorvik Viking centre,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlSuUgaMg04    a museum that takes you below the streets to see the Viking foundations below the city, and through a life sized model Viking village, complete with smells! If you’re lucky you may see Viking re enactment groups in the streets, performing, or one of the replica Viking boats being rowed on the river. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-replica-viking-longboat-on-the-river-ouse-at-york-uk-35679060.html


 Stay into the evening and take one of the famous ghost walks around the oldest part of the city, through the medieval streets around the cathedral. http://www.theoriginalghostwalkofyork.co.uk/  York is renowned as one of the most haunted cities in the world with over 500 recorded ghosts, many seen by multiple people. You may see the Roman soldier who walks the street beside the cathedral, who is visible only from the waist up as his feet are on a Roman road below the modern street level. Also look out for the Duke of Buckingham if you visit the Cock and Bottle pub; he has been haunting the ladies bathroom for several hundred years now, and has been known to manhandle anyone he finds attractive. The landlord has been known to chase him out of his wife’s shower!


And while you may want to pick up a cup of piping hot turkey soup from one of the delicatessens to keep you warm as you walk around York, don’t forget to try one of the tea shops and try out their Christmas menus. You might want to go for the famous British experience at Bettys: https://theexpater.com/2017/09/15/bettys-york-teapot-local-magic/ or one of the medieval pubs serving one of the famous York giant Yorkshire puddings. https://www.theyorkroastco.com/ A whole roast dinner served in a Yorkshire pudding.
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Re: December 6

Post by Trisha Louise on Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:53 am

Oh God, falsies and the signed Lexan. I remember giggling over this one with Tom. 

Off to explore the links. I enjoyed poking about The Shambles many years ago now. 

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Re: December 6

Post by JL on Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:19 am

Ugh!  I keep forgetting to include the Trivia!  My apologies, Trisha, because these are so worth the daily challenge Smile

Questions December 6th

1. Which horses were part of Phillip's good manners session?

2. How many horses were bought at auction? Can you name 3 of them?

3. Who was part of the "huge great whacking Top plot"?
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Post by Hayjude on Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:24 am

Was No 3 when our 3 resident tops sent the boys to bed early and plotted with Jake and Luath about a stress free time with no mines, no fires, no climbing on the roof and upping the old oxytocin levels ( as opposed to OxyContin, which will make you feel good, but only till it wears off and you need an authority script to get it! Tom’s got a bit of both, lucky beggar!)
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Post by Trisha Louise on Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 am

@Hayjude wrote:Was No 3 when our 3 resident tops sent the boys to bed early and plotted with Jake and Luath about a stress free time with no mines, no fires, no climbing on the roof and upping the old oxytocin levels ( as opposed to OxyContin, which will make you feel good, but only till it wears off and you need an authority script to get it! Tom’s got a bit of both, lucky beggar!)

Those toppish sorts are plotty beggars and more than the once, so good guess but try again. Smile

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Re: December 6

Post by Zicat on Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:14 am

Questions December 6th
1. Which horses were part of Phillip's good manners session?


Blaze. Gator. Cricket

“...now wait. Blaze, please refrain from biting Gator, we take turns here.
Cricket, keep your feet to yourself. Better.”
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Re: December 6

Post by Zicat on Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:26 am

2. How many horses were bought at auction? Can you name 3 of them?

I think it was 5.
Twinkle, Bodger, Gareth & 2 mares.
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Re: December 6

Post by iam on Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 am

The banana bread sounds delicious! I think I'm gonna make it sometime soon, do you know it it works well with taking half of each ingredient?

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Re: December 6

Post by Trisha Louise on Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:45 am

@iam wrote:The banana bread sounds delicious! I think I'm gonna make it sometime soon, do you know it it works well with taking half of each ingredient?

I don't see why it wouldn't, as long as you keep the same ratios and possibly adjust the cooking time to account for less mixture/smaller tin. Chef

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Re: December 6

Post by jkfan on Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:37 am

3. Who was part of the "huge great whacking Top plot"?


Flynn and Jake - the 'victim' was Tom, and it's Tom who thinks of it as the "huge great whacking Top plot"  in MEC
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Re: December 6

Post by jkfan on Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:57 am

I loved the virtual tours.  The Cathedral of Kings is positively majestic, and I'd love to spend time shopping in the shambles - and I don't even LIKE shopping as a rule.

The Jorvik Viking centre is amazing.  I've always loved to see recreations of the way different people lived.  And the figures are so life-like.  Incredible.  It took me a few moments to realize that they weren't real people dressed for the period.

And I definitely want to sample almost everything on the York Roast Company menu.  I can't say we have anything remotely similar to that where I live.

Thanks, Ranger, for posting the tours.
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Post by Hayjude on Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:12 am

@jkfan wrote:3. Who was part of the "huge great whacking Top plot"?


Flynn and Jake - the 'victim' was Tom, and it's Tom who thinks of it as the "huge great whacking Top plot"  in MEC
Oh, of course - should have picked up on that one (red face!)
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Re: December 6

Post by jkfan on Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:16 am

It took me a while to find it, Judy.   

Trish's trivia questions are HARD.  I spend quite a lot of time trying to track them down, and there are two or three I've given up on, so I'm waiting for the answers.
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Post by Zicat on Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:18 am

Yes, Judy. You should have known the answer to that question!

And awesome wax works and animation in the Jorvik Viking centre. I think I recognised a few family members. Laughing
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Re: December 6

Post by Nonni on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:34 pm

Thank you so much for sharing Christmas in York.
I had the great pleasure of Morris dancing there a few years ago when my U.S. team went over to England. The Shambles is quite amazing. I'm sorry I didn't get to the Minster, but I guess it means I'll just have to go back!
We did get to Fountains Abbey (about an hour from York). Apparently, they have very cool festivities at this time of year as well! https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden/features/christmas-festivities-at-fountains

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Post by Ranger52899 on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:46 pm

Fountains Abbey is beautiful Nonni - Rievaulx Abbey is near by and also utterly stunning. 
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rievaulx-abbey/  

I lived up there for a couple of years and spent a lot of time hanging around both! Smile 

Most if not all of the ruined abbeys still hold a couple of services each year, which are usually very special. My local one is holding an open air candlelit carol service a few days before Christmas Eve.
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Post by Nonni on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:51 pm

We toured England for 10 days and didn't get a drop of rain until our very last dance at the Abbey. Afterwards, we did our final song together under the cavernous stonework with every note echoing beautifully around us. It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime magical moments.

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