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Guest at Christmas


ukpostcode

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I'm a guest at my aunts for Christmas, what should I take with me? Already have presents etc, but was thinking of wine/champagne & chocolates? Anyone have any ideas or views on what to take?

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Woolwell

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With chocolates check that they are not diabetic or on a diet!

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morddwyd

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Don't forget to think about your own needs, like a large amount of patience and good humour!

Must admit, I like the FE's attitude to life; he regards champagne as "something practical"!

Peter, I never thought that someone so cosmopolitan as yourself would express such profoundly English sentiments!

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wee eddie

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Don't over do it, that can be embarrassing, but take goodies that they might quail at buying themselves.

As FE says, something like a couple of bottles of Champagne (remember, you only get 6, parsimonious, glasses out of a bottle), a bottle of Malt, some fancy Ground Coffee (in a sealed bag, stick it in the Deep Freeze, open while frozen, do not allow to defrost, remove enough for your immediate use and put back in the Deep Freeze), real quality Choccies.

Diabetics are now allowed to eat such things, so long as they stick to just one, or two at most, so real quality counts. Special Diabetic versions have been shown up for the fraud we all knew that they were, Fructose is only marginally less damaging than Sucrose.

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Armchair

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You could make some recordings of yourself singing some popular festive songs (eg Fairytale of New York), and insist on everyone listening to them before they can start their Christmas dinner.

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Quickbeam

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That's a splendid idea if you want to be sure of not having to visit some people again!

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