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Re: Snow! Snow! Snow!

Right, Sweet, I'll try to describe them: they are square-ish blocks of chocolate of various sorts, such as dark, milk, with nuts etc, and come on a wooden spoon. So saying on a stick is a bit misleading. There are little diagrams on one side to show how you have to dunk it, leave it for a while to melt, then stir. Being me, I can't leave well alone and I stir from the first minute.

Here they are on the restaurant/shop's website:

http://www.enviedeterroirs.com/mag/en/list-107021.htm





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 Clair wrote:
I don't mind it. But then, my youth was spent in the Alps where there is a lot of it.

When we'd walk to and from school (4 x a day), the snow on the pavements would come up to our knees, and it would stay 4 months of the year.
You'd have to pay me a lot of money to get me to ski, though! And I mean a lot! Woot! [:-))]
I remember driving with a friend to a summer job in 1978 and finding snow patches in the ditches in July!


 I too remember wading through snow drifts to school as a boy .. In short trousesrs...  and getting frost bite !   Today it would be called  "Child Abuse " 

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 gardengirl wrote:
Right, Sweet, I'll try to describe them: they are square-ish blocks of chocolate of various sorts, such as dark, milk, with nuts etc, and come on a wooden spoon. So saying on a stick is a bit misleading. There are little diagrams on one side to show how you have to dunk it, leave it for a while to melt, then stir. Being me, I can't leave well alone and I stir from the first minute.

Here they are on the restaurant/shop's website:

http://www.enviedeterroirs.com/mag/en/list-107021.htm


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Ooh yes, GG, they look just the thing for an authentic chocolate drink.

Also, couldn't help but notice the berlingots as I love their shape.

BTW, I thought of you a couple of nights ago when there was a programme (2 actually over 2 nights) presented by Sian Williams called "Goodnight Britain".  It's about insomnia and how to cure it!

I guess one of your chocolate drinks would do just as well as all the gadgets and suggestions that were featured!


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Re: Snow! Snow! Snow!

Any photos folks ?

I don't like living with snow , but it is nice to see people's snaps .
The futures so bright, I've got to wear shades.
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No pictures I'm afraid but driving back from Northern France yesterday evening, there was quite a lot of snow over the Ardennes and still some in Luxembourg.  It's just started snowing again here in Luxembourg.  I expect the gritters will be along soon.

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Not my town, but a photo of one I know well and would love to live in



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Short trousers Frederick? They used to come down to the knees and then the thick socks, would come up to the knees. Only bit exposed would have been the knees and they would have been covered by that gabardine mac wouldn't they. That is how I remember it, although being a girl. AND we girls didn't have tights when I was a girl, they were not in the shops in the 50's and early 60's*, so we had skirts, also to the knees, and then short socks, so really the boys were better off than the girls.

Must have saved families a fortune having boys knees exposed to the elements, I realised when my boys would put their knees through within days of getting new trousers. And I would patch, neatly with knee patches, and they'd hole them too, but as I could never have kept up financially with this regular damage to their clothes it was the only way.

 


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LOL! Idun, you've sparked a memory...I was reminded, too, by one of my boys only a few weeks ago. My personal contribution to (threatened, never actioned) child abuse was telling them both that, should they put holes in the knees of their school trousers one more time, I would patch them with a nice floral print and make them wear them to school.

It did no good, BTW, but I felt at the time that it was worth a try...

Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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