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  • Jp

    City mission lunch.
    Mum with nine kids, couldn’t be bothered cooking so goes and gets a free feed.
    No wonder why they are short of donations this year with the sense of entiles (sp) with this one.

    TV one news

    • Nige.

      I imagine it would be quite like a reunion for some. Seems to be very casual about who can just rock on up. I wonder,d o the needy have to preregister?

      • caochladh

        Wouldn’t it be ironic if all the troughers got in first and the truly poor and needy missed out.

      • Cowgirl

        I thought they had to get “tickets” to go to the actual lunch – after that it’s just a free-for-all for takeaway meals. One girl in the Herald article has family and fellow church members to go along with – so not alone or needy – but just has made it a family “tradition”. You would think that if the bludging was this open, they would crack down on it or something.

    • HSV325

      These kind of troughers will end up ruining it for the people who deserve it. The above is just plain laziness although she managed to open her legs 9 times, and what sort of message is it sending to her kids?

      • Carl

        The message she is sending them is do the same and you get free stuff and money from the government.

  • Alright

    Mrs Alright made her first Pavlova today. It did not go well.

    To put a fine point on it, it looked (and tasted) like a Pizza.

    • Wallace Westland

      Bwaaaaaaaahahahahhaahaha Ty. You’ve made my day! :)

    • Carl

      I love a pav when they are chewy.

      • Alright

        Post me your address and I’ll send you some.”Chewy” doesn’t even come close.

        • Carl

          Sounds like she just made extra presents for the kids, Frisbees.

          • Alright

            Funny you should say that. They are outside playing with it as we speak. I just hope it doesn’t hit any of them on the head.

    • Cowgirl

      Poor Mrs Alright. I’m going to be involved in preparing a turkey tomorrow I believe, so I may be achieving a similar result lol.

      • Alright

        Take comfort Cowgirl. A turkey could never turn up like this.

        • Cowgirl

          Usually it’s a good thing if they’re that brown and I don’t know what I’d have to do to get it to taste like pizza, but I can probably manage “chewy”.

          • Alright

            To put it in perspective we have been laughing about it for hours…(Mrs Alright is a gorgeous woman with a fantastic sense of humour). She is just not the world’s preeminent Pavlova maker. Next time we’ll buy one from the supermarket and save $75.

      • Tom

        Secret to turkey, is bacon

        • willtin

          The secret to anything is Bacon.
          Except Islam, I suppose.
          They don’t know what they’re missing.

          OOps. Hebrew too, if Im not misbacon’, sorry, mistakin’

    • Mark

      I managed to drop my Chocolate Bavarian Desert on the walk home after I had let it defrost all day at work,it is a pretty traumatic sight. Don’t mean to rub it in,but it will still taste fine thou it looks like I put it thru a blender.

      • Alright

        This work of food-art would seize a blender.

        • Mark

          LOL! Oh dear.

        • Mark

          UnitedTribes might be looking for something to go with his Lobster & Croc? Jus sayin…
          http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1565/4740/original.jpg

          • Jafarma

            Alas due to health reasons I can’t dive for these anymore (the cray that is, not the croc) but my son turns up tomorrow for a belated Xmas and I have high hopes he will deliver; I have trained him well

          • Mark

            Damn I thought I had probably got the ID wrong!

    • jude

      These are what I call memorable moments and they will be treasured! I hope you had a fun filled happy day .
      We had a relaxed Christmas! My chicken was cooked well and Mr Jingles posed for photos!!
      Have Whale oil tee shirts which will be worn very soon!
      I hope the team here and supporters had a lovely day too!

      • Alright

        Thumbs up Jude.

    • 1951

      Oh dear, did the recipe not tell her to switch off oven before placing tray on rack? If that’s the case, Mrs Alright deserves a 9 out 10. The centre looks fluffy, the shape is correct, it hasn’t flopped and isn’t oozing watery liquid everywhere. The fact she created pizza flavouring says to me she is well on her way to being a champion pavlovian. Good on he.

      • Alright

        Thanks for your confidence 1951. Mighty River Power will be hoping Mrs Alright tries again soon (it had to speed up generation all along the Waikato River to meet increased demand at our place) and poultry farmers are now planning overseas holidays.

      • Bacon flavoured would have won the day

    • Mags

      I had to make two. The first one I burnt. I used annabelle langbein’s recipe from her website. I think the trick is to add the sugar really slowly. Teaspoon by teaspoon so that the egg whites end up glossy. Second time lucky.
      Being a relatively new plant base eater (code for; we don’t usually eat meat, dairy, animal products) we went all out for Xmas. Did Gordon RAmsy’s roast turkey dinner with amazing pork stuffing, and cider gravy. The herb butter under the turkey breast and leg skin sure kept it moist. Amazing.
      Kids were relieved not to have beans on toast.

      • Alright

        Any chance of coming and helping at our place next year Mags?

    • GoingRight

      Oh poor Mrs Alright, we had a good laugh too, having read down at other comments so was laughing with you not at you! Years ago I made one at a fancy dinner party and had to serve the oven tray at the table as couldn’t get it off the tray! So delighted when someone decided to make the, commercially!

    • Champagneshane

      Google “Peter Gordon Pavalova recipe tips and tricks” and you can be assured it will not all end in tears.

  • Greg M

    Good evening and merry christmas whalers.
    I am pleased to report I have been involved in a mercy mission today.
    I delivered ( by sea ) an industrial strength amount of Speights ale to my good old dad over on Waiheke Island.
    It was most convivial, and I hope you all had a similar memorable day.

    • mommadog

      I had a good day but cant beat yours. Well done on the mercy mission. I am a bit of a fan of Speights Summit larger.

  • Wallace Westland

    An excellent chrissy day went exactly as discussed yesterday. Kids were great Ex was ….average :) hehehehe (she was fine)
    Lamb on the spit was perfect along with butcher jacks champagne ham (bronze medal highly recommend!)
    Beer is cold, ice maker on full noise for vodkas and bourbons as required.
    So far have watched Masters of the Universe and Hitman (We are not looking for plot storyline or acting skill today…explosions and gunfire only)

    Loving it.
    Hope everyone else has had a great day too.

    • Mark

      LOL,mine was great too,little toasted from my ride.

      Been flat out watching the team from Hawaii 5-O violate everyone rights.No truth to the rumor I watch it only to see Grace Park & great gun porn.

      Beer is cold,ham brekkie was good,chicken dinner even better,it’s good to be me.

  • Wendy

    Well my big achievement of the day was to set up Facebook (which I hardly ever use) on my TV. Yay?

  • Eiselmann

    Just a quiet day today, managed a look of surprise when I opened the Christmas present I brought myself yesterday. Enjoyed watching The Goonies , now faced with Home Alone 2 or the Muppets……sometimes life is tough :-)

    • Wendy

      Go with Red Dog on One with me.

      • Carl

        Did you watch that Irish film last night and if you did Wendy is it worth watching as I have My Skyed it.

        • Wendy

          It started off with a bit of promise but ultimately a bit…limp.

          Edit: I watched it with Number One Son (15). Imagine our surprise when the full on sex scenes started rolling out. We didn’t see that coming in a movie about Viagra.

          • Carl

            I see what you did there.

    • Carl

      I loved watching The Goonies as well, it is a good movie.

  • Benoni

    Brunch on the (Eastern) beach among the pohutukawa and with the extended whanau. Lots of nephews nieces brothers sister inlaws and some toddlers and babies from next generation. I had a nice long swim , eats, choclate, carbs and excellent conversation and catching up with everyone. Back home sleep, phone calls, wrestle the boy, read the whale, Excellent Christmas.

  • 1951

    Pleasant day here considering that things Christmas just didn’t get to being this year. First time in too many decades I didn’t make cake, put up decorations, had no tree. It was the ‘waiting for them to arrive home’ and knowing it wasn’t going to happen this year, that I missed the most. But (my mothers) Christmas lillies have filled the garden and that is special enough.

    • Nige.

      my wife is devastated that we didnt have any Christmas lillies in the house for today.

      • 1951

        It just doesn’t feel right without them. Usually the dog cut a swath through them but she’s slowing down now ,so sticks to the path.

      • caochladh

        My Irish mother wouldn’t have lillies in the house as it was claimed they brought the direst of ill fortune. It is also said they cause renal failure in cats.

        • 1951

          ..and you believe that? Our Santa-in-a-glass ball that has been with us for many a Christmas, was discovered in a cupboard by the first little girl in our family, a few months ago, and before anyone could rescue it, he hit the floor and smashed to smitherines. I just wonder if that had something to do with the fact no-one came home for Christmas this year….??

          • caochladh

            Candidly, no. But put it this way, I am not one to tempt fate, especially with Irish folklore going back hundreds of years.

          • 1951

            I know what you mean. No way should red & white flowers should be put together unless in a wreath.

        • spanishbride

          In that case Cam will have 2 dozen LOL

      • willtin

        Merry Christmas

  • GoingRight

    Home again after a full day out with our whole family and the grandchildren, just wonderful. Sat down quietly to watch TV1 news. Round up of the year from Katy Bradford which was a rehash of all the rubbish she has been trying to push during the dirty politics sage. Surely on Christmas day she could have had the maturity to have a happy segment. She lost the election in spite of trying hard to get labour elected. Now she should just move on. The sports presenter, Jenny May Coffin put a great piece together of sporting highlights and some good wishes from some of the sportsmen. Much more suitable. Then the round up was a “Christmas around the world” but all we saw was overweight people indulging at the Auckland City Mission. I really believe they must redefine who they are trying to help as few were in need of feeding.One woman brought her 9 children. Time for someone to see that these people know how babies are created. In Dunedin passengers from a cruise ship attended their Christmas dinner, how strange is that! The world is upside down? Anyway we had a lovely day but listening to this sort of rubbish makes me want to turn the TV news off for good. Then the Queens speech was cut short due to the recording finishing early! Oh I sound like a winger, I had better stop! merry Christmas all. Hope your day was as lovely as mine really was.

    • mommadog

      Yes watched TV1 news as well. Katy Bradford has no maturity so it wasn’t likely that she would say anything different today to what she has been pushing throughout the year. Unless I missed it the Auckland City Mission piece at least didn’t go into too much on poverty. More about people getting together in the spirit of the season. That is fine but there is even less reason to donate now that there was yesterday. Maybe its an age thing but I was enjoying the Queens message and thought she was covering a lot of stuff such as the Scotland referendum but also not impressed it was cut short. Merry Christmas to you in return. I had a lovely day with family but was driving so it was a bit dry. Making up for it with a lovely wine now I’m home.

      • Tom

        As soon as they teach Katy Bradford to speak better a 5 year old I will watch her on the news again. Makes me cringe listening to her.

    • Cadwallader

      When you wish to beat yourself up by watching TV news you know to expect stupidity and negativity please don’t imagine Christmas Day would be any different from the likes of Bradford. In summer you are better off watching sunsets and stars.

    • Alright

      Nine children! Nine x nine = 81. We’ll have to start a school for them. Do the maths.

  • Whafe

    Great Christmas Day for me, ate to much…

    Had a magical debate with my dad re the latest Pink Floyd album, 30 mins later, we were still debating it..

    Hoping all the Whalers had a magic day…

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