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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Don't get me wrong, the "new" ones in the UK are worse, but the ones on the mainland are even worse than that. I guess they don't travel well or something.

    I didn't mean to imply that I think German chocolate is bad - Lord knows I eat enough of it - But it's not what I'm used to sweetness wise. I do have something of a sweet tooth, though.
     
  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I personally loathe creme eggs. Way too sweet for my liking. As a general rule of thumb we at least halve, more often than not further reduce, the amount of sugar in any recipe, be it sweet or savoury.

    When I lived in Bath I spent way too many evenings (and way, WAY too much money) at the usual English eateries: pubs, Indian restaurants and Thai restaurants. I've only ever found a single Indian restaurant in Germany (some consider it posh, but what do they know?) that can reach towards the heights of the ones I frequented all over the UK. It ain't proper Indian grub, sure. But, boy oh boy, is that stuff delicious!
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Aye, my lady is the same with Creme eggs. And most English sweet produce. She and her mother also drastically reduce the amount of sugar in stuff they bake. Ruddy Germans. Eat more sugar!

    Yeah, I've only had a couple of Indian meals here and they were.. Well, they were fine but not very reminiscent of home. Fortunately there's a Chinese over in Landsberg that's pretty good, we've been there a couple of times now. I've had to resort to making my own Thai stuff, though, I think there's one Thai place nearby but it's take-away only at the best of times, and it's a bit far to reliably get the food home hot.

    Tbfh, there's a really good burger place over in Schwabmünchen, and there's a good enough pizza place in Untermeitingen, so restaurant wise it's not the end of the world, and some of the more traditional Bavarian style eateries do some really good stuff.
     
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  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    My wife also goes very easy on the sugar and my, previously carefully cultivated, sweet tooth has mostly gone and, yes, Creme Eggs are horribly sickly.
     
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  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Last time I really went to town on them I think I ate twelve or eighteen in one sitting. No idea how I wasn't 400kg back then. Are like a right shitpig.

    Love me some creme eggs.
     
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  6. perplekks45

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    You almost sound like @MLyons ...

    /me is scared of the ban hammer now :worried:
     
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  7. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm losing weight actually cheeky ****er.
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  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    That picture is all wrong, I mean c'mon 'share'?!?

    :happy:
     
  9. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    Felt like I actually achieved something today.

    It was more tolerable to be outside than in the house (patio is in the shade after about 1400), so I decided that today is the perfect day to start cleaning up the patio... Actually made really good progress... until I ran out of wire in the strimmer. Still, I at least cleared about half of it and washed down both the table and the chairs. I can actually go and sit outside now! I mean I'm still sweating my nards off but at least I feel like I can breathe out here...
     
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  10. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Off to Devon for a week, looking after my sister's house, her cat and it's litter of kittens. We both really need to escape from everything and reset. Been a ****ed up couple of years, should have been going on honeymoon, but some time away to reconnect and just have no plans other than beach, beer and BBQ will do us both the world of good.
     
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    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Also off to Devon next week. You're not by chance staying at Devon Cliffs?
     
  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    No we'll be in North Devon, braunton, saunton, croyde way.
     
  13. Pete J

    Pete J Unemployed dole scum

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    I love the Westcountry. If I'd made a different decision about 9 years ago, I might have ended up living and working in Exeter. :sigh:
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Rift S. I can see me losing a whole lot of weight with this.
     
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    HL Alyx. Mind = blown. No reviews do this justice.

    Apart from the fact I spent 20 minutes trying to climb over a wall, nearly put my back out and I am dripping in sweat it's amazing. What a fool I felt when I didn't need to do anything, just get in the right place. Still, no pain no gain.
     
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    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I fell off my chair when the Strider climbed over the house, luckily nobody was watching.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I think I need to wear trainers. I stood there for about 30 mins looking around on my polycarbonate chair mat and my feet were giving me pins and needles by the time I was done lol. Smacked my knuckles on the desk a couple of times. I really must move the chair away completely.
     
  18. liratheal

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    Well, the GBP is done.

    Now, to wait for customs to tell me they want money for the aluminium shells for the GBC and GBA..
     
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    I actually felt cold last night.
     
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  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    Today the heat has finally relented here too.

    Whilst I, the wife, the cats and the dog have hated the hot and humid weather, our two courgette plants have loved it and gone into overdrive!
     

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