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RE: CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

#46 by astoness , Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:01 pm

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My mom had a small sherry twice sometimes but that was her limit self inflicted .dad always had a bottle of tarragona port that was it in our house ,but we always had a good family christmas,if only we could go back to being like that now.


well jo we must remember that times were different back in the day...although we did not have a lot we were always grateful for what we were given...ive always tried to bring my 4 children up with the belief that its not always the amount that is spent on christmas pressies its the thought that counts...but yes i wouldnt mind travelling back in time to savour the christmas.s past...oh ive just remembered that our nan used to make her own christmas puds...she steamed them in the brew house..


 
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#47 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:32 pm

I remember our Moms favorite at Christmas was a bottle of Warniks Advocaat, she loved it. I used to enjoy a nice glass of Port and brandy.


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#48 by astoness , Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:19 pm

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I remember our Moms favorite at Christmas was a bottle of Warniks Advocaat, she loved it. I used to enjoy a nice glass of Port and brandy.


funny how we can remember our parents little tipple at christmas...

 
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#49 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:02 pm

When Mom had a drink most other times she really enjoyed a Mackeson. Extremely sweet as I remember.


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#50 by astoness , Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:27 pm

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When Mom had a drink most other times she really enjoyed a Mackeson. Extremely sweet as I remember.


our nan enjoyed a mackie as well SB..

 
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#51 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:39 pm

My Mom loved a snowball but only at Christmas


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#52 by astoness , Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:51 pm

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My Mom loved a snowball but only at Christmas


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gosh i remember them now dennis..

 
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#53 by lynne webb , Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:53 pm

Funny how all our moms liked the same drinks, my moms drink was always a Mackie but she had to have a Snowball at Christmas.

 
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#54 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:13 pm

Evening Lynne When I was a Barman I must have made Thousands of Snowballs. (Not the bottled sort) A drop of Lime cordial, A measure of Advocaat top up with lemonade, add a Marachino Cherry.
up to the sixites and seventies there were very few drinks for the ladies, we had of course Babycham, Cherry B, Wicked Lady, in the beers we had Light ale, M&B Export, Mackeson, Guinness (yes the older ladies drank Guinness).
There was of course the spirits with the usual mixers and Martini/Cinzano etc. In our pub we sold very little wines in those days. The closest most people got to a Cocktail was a Shandy.


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#55 by lynne webb , Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:14 pm

My sister used to get really drunk on just a couple of Cherry Bs so stuck to Babychams.

 
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#56 by astoness , Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:19 pm

wonder if you can still get cherry bs....think you could a few years back..

 
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#57 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:19 pm

Hi Lynne I was surprised to see Babycham and Cherry B still for sale recently and believe it or not it was in Iceland.


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#58 by astoness , Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:29 pm

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Hi Lynne I was surprised to see Babycham and Cherry B still for sale recently and believe it or not it was in Iceland.


crikey SB..

 
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#59 by lynne webb , Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:35 pm

Hi SB, I saw both of them somewhere last week but cant remember where.

 
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#60 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:36 pm

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[quote=Sheldonboy|p91962]Hi Lynne I was surprised to see Babycham and Cherry B still for sale recently and believe it or not it was in Iceland.


crikey SB..


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