Best Xmas pressie.

Started by Nick, January 05, 2020, 19:53:29 pm

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Chris Quartly

I just read this excellent book - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40121985-how-to-hide-an-empire which has a bit about how Sony started, etc (but to reiterate, the book is excellent).
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captainkurtz

Did microwaveable rice for mum tonight.  Too hard and not cooked was her verdict.
Anger is a gift.

Nick

Quote from: captainkurtz on January 07, 2020, 19:45:27 pmDid microwaveable rice for mum tonight.  Too hard and not cooked was her verdict.
From a packet?
Everybody's got to evalate from the norm.

captainkurtz

Yeah, microwaved half of a Waitrose pilau bowl...With butternut squash curry...
Anger is a gift.

DavidL

Quote from: Chris Quartly on January 07, 2020, 17:36:33 pmI just read this excellent book - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40121985-how-to-hide-an-empire which has a bit about how Sony started, etc (but to reiterate, the book is excellent).
Did it cover the years he was with Cher?

DavidL

Quote from: rufus the dawg on January 07, 2020, 15:14:29 pmErr am I missing the point here.

3/4 fill largish pan with water
Bring water to boil
Place a mug of rice in pan
Boil for 12 minutes
Drain rice in colander
Rinse with cold water
Rinse with boiling water from kettle

serves 4
I'm with you, Rufus. It doesn't strike me as an operation that warrants a specialist bit of kit.

Bez

Quote from: captainkurtz on January 07, 2020, 20:23:41 pmYeah, microwaved half of a Waitrose pilau bowl...With butternut squash curry...
Did you follow the instructions? We all know that you're a maverick.... :D

Try Uncle Ben's pouches....
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zoony

A pack of 4 pairs of socks from my sister in law, which to be fair are good quality. She always buys me and Wendy a present, but I don't know why. Didn't have anything else as I don't want nothing.

captainkurtz

Quote from: Bez on January 08, 2020, 09:15:36 amDid you follow the instructions? We all know that you're a maverick.... :D

Try Uncle Ben's pouches....
I'll give uncle a try...

charlie bigham's fish pie tonight, which always goes down a treat...
Anger is a gift.

Nick

Everybody's got to evalate from the norm.

döm

January 08, 2020, 17:11:13 pm #25 Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 17:12:55 pm by döm
I just follow Delia Smith's recipe for perfect rice.  Bang on every time

https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/entertaining/how-to-cook-perfect-rice

As to best Christmas pressie that would be the smart watch I got to replace my fitbit which gave up the ghost after 3 and a bit years.  it's the Amazfit GTR 47mm.  it's really more a fitness tracker than a smart watch per se, but it has everything I need and has a 24 day battery life.
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave!

captainkurtz

Quote from: Nick on January 08, 2020, 16:10:34 pmNice but pricy
Not sure if its any more pricey than buying the ingredients and doing it yourself (which I wouldn't able to anyway).  They don't skimp on the cod and haddock, thats for sure...
Anger is a gift.

Reg

I don't know about best Chrissie pressie ever, but I did get a Meccano Thunderbird 2 kit this year, and I've never owned any Meccano before. I had stacks of Lego as a child and was always jealous of those who had Meccano.

And yes, I know I am 58 before anyone has a go. I'm a very big kid!

Ignore the price on this link - I happen to know that it was less than £10 in a mega-Groupon deal.

Meccano Thunderbird 2
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light<br />Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life<br />All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside<br />When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide