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Old 05-25-2015, 03:44 AM
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I'll second Dee on porridge!
Ta m, I will post a snippet or two. Then you can see why I needed help.
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What a great thread! I don't know what porridge or gruel are though??
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What a great thread! I don't know what porridge or gruel are though??
Ta a lot Della, much appreciated. I will post a snippet from my book in the next post. Lets see if you understand then?

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Old 05-25-2015, 05:12 AM
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Right all, now do I use porridge or gruel and do you understand what I am talking about.

The day at the crèche would start off with my mom dropping me off and having a chat with the caretakers (a middle aged couple) to ensure that I had not caused too much sh*t the day before. If there was indeed a huge sh*t lingering from the previous day, I would find out all about it that evening. My mom never ever forgot. Inside I would go and greet all my friends and foes. Before any playing could be got to, we had to eat breakfast. This would either be mielie pap, a ground maize porridge or maltabella, a porridge made from malted grain sorghum. Both these dishes were adorned with copious amounts of sugar; butter and milk. The accompanying drink would always be very sweet, milky tea. The energy and strength one gained from these dishes is quite unbelievable.
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Porridge.....
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Della1968 View Post
Porridge.....
Haha Della, so now you know what porridge is?
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Porridge

Does Gruel actually exist outside of Charles Dickinson novels?

When it comes to housing Zab nothing is cheap in the UK - Victorian or otherwise

Worth looking into opening up those fireplaces Martina - all those property shows seem to think it adds value.

Your fireplace is really impressive Zab - makes winter tolerable

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Old 05-25-2015, 06:07 AM
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Gruel.*


*I've always been a bit of a contrarian. Congrats on day 49!
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Porridge

Does Gruel actually exist outside of Charles Dickinson novels?

When it comes to housing Zab nothing is cheap in the UK - Victorian or otherwise

Worth looking into opening up those fireplaces Martina - all those property shows seem to think it adds value.

Your fireplace is really impressive Zab - makes winter tolerable
Haha saoutchick,

It is difficult to explain porridge to our American English brethren.

I know, the last holiday in Switzerland was bad enough, even though we had accommodation.

Ta mate, but our winters are nowhere near as cold as yours., but ambiance matters.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by CaseyW View Post
Gruel.*


*I've always been a bit of a contrarian. Congrats on day 49!
Casey, I am with you. I also like the word.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:33 AM
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Well, I have a question -

What is "peas porridge"?

Remember that old nursery rhyme? "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old"?

...and who keeps porridge of any kind for nine days?

p.s. Gruel sounds Medieval.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Well, I have a question -

What is "peas porridge"?

Remember that old nursery rhyme? "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old"?

...and who keeps porridge of any kind for nine days?

p.s. Gruel sounds Medieval.
Hey BB,

This will explain it better than I could.

Pease pudding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Only the English would do something like keep it for nine days.

I can feel saoutchick's eyes on me as I type this.

But where is your allegiance - gruel or porridge?

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Porridge porridge porridge

Gruel sounds Medieval - therefore no.
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
Porridge porridge porridge

Gruel sounds Medieval - therefore no.
Ok, ok, ok BB. I get your preference for porridge.
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Gruel sounds well gruelling?
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Gruel sounds well gruelling?
Haha m, it does doesn't it? I take it you're in the porridge camp then?
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Yep I'm in the porridge camp Zab...I'm also out of here for a few days camping so will miss our daily chit chats but will look forward to seeing you again in a few days...keep your pecker up Zab we are in this together
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Yep I'm in the porridge camp Zab...I'm also out of here for a few days camping so will miss our daily chit chats but will look forward to seeing you again in a few days...keep your pecker up Zab we are in this together
M, I know you're a lady and all, but really? Keep your pecker up?

Just as an aside - are you the "real" M (from James Bond)?
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M, I know you're a lady and all, but really? Keep your pecker up?

Just as an aside - are you the "real" M (from James Bond)?
I really did LOL!

Well here in the UK keeping your pecker up is the same as saying 'stiff upper chin and all that'

and yes of course I am the real M who else would I be?

I am determined to get the car loaded up despite being side-lined by the shenanigans of this thread I am going into the wilds Mr Z...
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I really did LOL!

Well here in the UK keeping your pecker up is the same as saying 'stiff upper chin and all that'

and yes of course I am the real M who else would I be?

I am determined to get the car loaded up despite being side-lined by the shenanigans of this thread I am going into the wilds Mr Z...

Hey M, I hope you blushed there.

I know what it could mean, but I have also read the phrase "he had his pecker shot off" many times. And the poor bloke could never have children ever again.

Haha, as long as you are not sending us to shoot someone's pecker off, M.

I am now worried about you going into the wild woods and all with young children. You never know with the stiff upper chin and all.

You must enjoy the camping though
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