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  1. Tempting fate in the current climate, but Labour are on board (dependent somewhat on the date), so it's probably happening. For those who have enjoyed it in the past (basically @HarmonicGenerator), I'll be loading up on caffeine and having a fun old 24 hour polling day, likely running data in a committee room before attempting to not fall asleep at the count. Excited for a month of the high-quality political debate, both in this thread and the wider nation. EDIT: Now with a poll because I love Keith. Sorry if you're from Northern Ireland (blame Moo).
  2. New Year, new deaths to talk about. As mentioned in the 2018 thread, Bob Einstein gone at 76.
  3. In this brave new world of threads for everything, a place to talk about Christmas specific munch and what you will be cooking over the holiday period. Sufficeceth to say, I adore putting recipes together and cooking for friends/family this time of year, despite the bankruptcy come January 2nd. So far, my Christmas roast is probably going to be the following (although a few bits will likely change before the big day). - Turkey (I tend to use a variation on this Mary Berry recipe: https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/turkey_crown_with_orange_47645, but with a bit of water/load of onions in the base for gravy and bacon covering the Turkey) - Homemade pigs in blankets - Roasties - Yorkshire Puddings (probably just from the shop if I am honest) - Pan fried sprouts with chestnuts (going to try these in the pan for the first time) - Red cabbage, with red onions, apples and cinnamon - Parsnip bake (parsnip and onions cooked, blended, seasoned and then baked in an oven with cream mixed in) - Peas and mint - Honey and thyme glazed carrots - (possibly) Leeks and pancetta if I can be arsed. I might replace the peas with this. I basically just decamp my entire kitchen to my gran's where we spend Christmas Day. She doesn't really cook and consequently all her utensils are a bit useless, but does at least have a brilliant double oven and a five burner hob left from when Grandad was alive. It's stressful, but I do enjoy cooking Christmas Lunch and the last fifteen minutes when everything is on the hob, everything is coming out the oven and everything has to be continually heated/plated/put on the table makes me feel like I'm actually in a proper kitchen, conducting to some grand food crescendo . What's everyone else got planned? Anyone else doing the cooking on the day? Or have any other things they are whipping up over the next few weeks?
  4. Spotted while having a browse on Wikipedia. I would have changed my name to Roy Jones too. What are great names you have come across? My favourite in my friend circle is the mighty Asher von Hippel, a name I can only imagine his (German) Dad and (Indian) Mum designed after each being given half naming rights and deciding upon it entirely in isolation from each other.
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    I know we have the social media directory, but frankly I didn't want ruin it by spamming Tweets from McFadden's Cold War, AKA the best Twitter account in history. It's the same joke over and over again and I don't care. It's brilliant. Anyway, what Twitter accounts should I be following that aren't McFadden's Cold War?
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