December 31st, 2010


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Yeah, we went to mum's for Boxing Day and she gave us roasted vegetables as a side dish. She added well fried onions in the process of roasting the veg. She knows that onion is one of the foods that trigger my IBS.
"Yes but it is only a small amount and it is well cooked?!"
Yes, onion upsets her stomach in larger amounts and if it is not cooked well enough. I. AM. NOT. YOU. MUM!
She at least did not put any dairy in anything this time.
I tried to explain that onion has a biochemical in it (I forget its name) that shallots do not have and that cooking with onion, even if I eat around it, means that substance gets onto the other food in the same casserole and MAKES. ME. ILL. FOR. A. WEEK. Which it has. And we are eating there again tomorrow. Ah well, exmas and New Year only happen once a year…
Although the last time she and I went to visit my gran and mum brought food to reheat it ended up being fish poached IN. MILK.
Maybe she will understand it one day. Then again, she is not getting any younger.
*does not hold breath*
*copies comment to a post on my LJ because I have forgotten to blog about it*

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Mum's parents had a room in their big old Buckingshire country Farmhouse (Grandpa was a Landowner, Gentleman Farmer and Local Councillor), the Dining Room, that was rarely used for dining. We would eat at the huge (seats twenty) kitchen table which was larger than the Dining Room table and where they often also catered for the farm hands. We were allowed in the Dining Room (yes, it was spoken with capitals) because it was used so rarely that Granny used it for doing crafts and that is where a lot of the books and toys were kept. We were regularly reminded, though, not to scratch any of the lovely dark oak furniture in there.

It was also lovely and quiet but for the atmospheric tick of the clock - all rooms in that house (bar the bathroom and separate loos) had mantlepiece clocks on the fireplace mantles. Ah memories.

Sorry for the diversion, but 'song's mention of the Parlor/parlour reminded me of the Dining Room.

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Writer's Block: The times they are a-changing

How would you describe the last decade in one sentence?

Oi!! LJ!!! Get a grip and stop editing WB questions after people have answered them! One of my LJFList answered this WB (#2148) when it was, "How would you describe the last decade in one sentence?" I clicked on the 'Answer' button and wrote my answer:

Same old same old, sometimes better, often worse.

Then I made the answer into an LJ post by hitting the 'Post to natalief' button. I decided to look at other people's answers and noticed that, somehow, the question was now, "What was the best invention of the last decade, and why? What was the biggest letdown of the last decade?" What?!?!

I deleted my WB post because it would just make me look stupid. I am going to use this whole essay as my answer to their WB and also going to enter this as a LJ bug report once I work out how to. Yet another way LJ is failing more day by day. I wonder if that can be counted as an invention?

ETA: I posted an LJ support request about this. I could find no other way to submit a bug report and the WB "forum" link does not link to any kind of useful forum but merely a list/archive of past WBs.