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    Invicta reacted to Jim_Alaska in Whats for Supper...   
    That is all interesting information Invicta, thanks for writing it. The italian place you described sounds like it was a real Pizza place that did it right.
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    Invicta got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Whats for Supper...   
    I agree with you there Jim.  What about those machines in the street where you put your money in and choose which one you want and then after a few minutes it turns it out?  
    We had a nice pizza in an Italian place in Amsterdam.  One of those where the chef tosses the dough. in the air and spins it round.
    We also went to a small village by the Lac du Der in France, and the only eating place was a pizzeria.  The did other meals up to abut 1.30 pm but after that they only serves pizza.   The pizzas were very good and the thinnest I have had, almost like water biscuits.  
    There is a thing the French do which is similar to pizza called Flammekueche or 'flam for short.  They originate in Alsace.  They are like a very thin pizza base spread with fromage frais, topped with bacon bits (lardons) and onions, sometimes with a little grated Emmental cheese. It is said they originated in the days when the only oven in a village was the baker, and when he finished his bread for the day villagers would take their 'flams to him and he would cook them in his oven as it cooled down.  They would then roll them like wraps and take them home and eat them with their fingers. I quite like those.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in How is your English pronunciation?   
    IF you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world
    After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud, and we’ll be honest with you, we struggled with parts of it.
    You’ve been reading “The Chaos” by Gerard Nolst Trenité, written nearly 100 years ago in 1922, designed to demonstrate the irregularity of English spelling and pronunciation.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    Our seniors lunch today.  We had shepherds pie.  I was feeling much better and managed to serve the meals at the tables.  First time for weeks,
    We went shopping after and I got some Southern fried chicken bits from the Hot Deli, and served them with left over potatoes from the lunch,  fried in a little olive oil and tossed in Persillade (Parsley, garlic and shopped shallots)
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in England/Wales   
    That would be nice. If you are in York,you will be in Yorkshire and  they have a very distinctive accent, In country areas it is almost like a dialect. On Ilkla Moor baht'at is the unofficial anthem of Yorkshire.  The tune was written by a Kentish man, or was he a man of Kent?  His name was Thomas Clark and it is a hymn tune,  Grace 'tis a charming sound, harmonious to the ears. But don't tell a Yorkshire man that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUsQ9Qs2DQo
    Kent is traditionally divided into West Kent and EastKent by the River Medway. This division into east and west is reflected in the term "Men of Kent" for residents east of the Medway; those from west are known as "Kentish Men". The female equivalents are "Maid ofKent" and "Kentish Maid".
      I am not a native of Kent, I was born in London but the family moved to Surrey in in the war and I moved to Kent in 1964.
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    Invicta reacted to DaveW in England/Wales   
    I have never been, but mt in laws have been across a couple of times.
    As far as driving is concerned, it took them a lot longer to get anywhere then they expected. I don't know what it is like driving in Canada, but country driving in the UK has heaps of little towns to slow you down - that is what they found anyway.
    An "outsider's" point of view of driving in the UK.
    Have fun!
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in England/Wales   
    Hi Salyan,
    You don't see to be coming our way,   I am in the South East near Canterbury.  I don't often go to places the other side of London these days.  The lakes are beautiful, I went camping there in my 20s with' a  Church youth group. .Camped in the Derbyshire Peak District with my wife and two young (they were then) daughters.
    My Wife comes from Sheffield and we used to go to visit here family and friends.  But her family are no longer alive. And she only has one friend up there now who is a bit senile.  We went to Wales several times once to our nephews marriage.  That was in Neith near Cardiff.  The Bride's father gave a speech in which he said,  "When Sian said she wanted to get married I was very pleased, but when she said she was going to marry an Englishman, I wasn't so happy"  
    Cornwall is very pretty. I only went there once.  My wife had a friend who moved there and  we went to visit as she was very ill.  They have their own language similar to Welsh, also to the Britons in France, Brittany.  Many think they are not part of England and want independence. 
    Here the main attraction is Canterbury Cathedral. But I would rather take people to see the Martyrs Memorial, and the West Tower, where many were held and some starved to death.  
    I don't drive far on English roads these days,  I am too old and the roads are too overcrowded. My daughters won't let me drive too far, if I want to visit my sister in Somerset, they make me wait until one of them can drive us. It will only be my younger ones as the elder has just moved to Dudley in the midlands.
    The speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways is 70 mph unless a lower limit is indicated.  In some places they have variable limits depending on the amount of traffic,  These are shown on a gantry overhead,  
    Main roads outside towns are 60 mph  unless a lower limit is indicated. In towns the limit is usually 30 mph but in some places it can be 20 mph, usually after campaigns by residents who use the slogan TWENTY IS PLENTY.  
    Speed Cameras.
    Speed cameras are in a number of places and are painted yellow, and have lines on the road to give you time to slow down.  On motorways the sometimes have average speed cameras, but in my experience they are usually in places where the traffic is usually so heavy you can't reach the speed anyway,  
    Don't forget you will have to drive on the left.  If you have never done it don't worry, we had to do the same when we first went to France. I did have to take our car to the garage and the mechanic opened the left door and then realised it was on the other side  and wouldn't drive it. The main problems may be with roundabouts or as the US pastor we know, calls them traffic circles.  You have to give way to the traffic on the right, 
    We usually go to France if we want a break.  The traffic there used to be horrific, but they have a completely different approach to speed cameras, they are hidden and you are not allowed to have warnings on your sat nav. or radar detectors. or you and get a large fine. This has made a great difference to their driving.   It is much more leisurely now.  We can get a day return on the ferry for £27 this time of the year, that is for the car and up to nine people,  It gives us time to have a meal and do the shopping.  OK as long as there are no school parties on board. 
    If we go for a longer  break we go to Laon these days or Soissons.  There is a small Bible Baptist Church in Laon.  The pastor is American and is disabled, I think he is over 70 and has been in a wheelchair for years.  About two years ago friends asked him why he didn't reply and he said "There is no one to take over the ministry,"  about 6 months ago his wife wrote that they thought he would have to retire in two years, but the last newsletter said that he had been to hospital in Paris, and they wanted to do a full body scan to find out why he was in constant pain, but couldn't do it as he was too bent over,  and ttat they may have to retire in days rather than years.
     Sorry Salyan I have digressed.
    Sorry I have not been much help but I hope you have a great time.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    This seems to be copied from Paul Bocuse. Word for word.  He said it was given to him by  Henry Clos-Jouve and that it has been made in Lyons  for a very long time.  The editor of my English Edition says it is delightful reading, but not to be lightly undertaken
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    Invicta got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Whats for Supper...   
    My mother never made anything like that, the only rice she used was for milk puddings. She hated currants, vinegar, and pepper, and had no sense of smell. Her two sister had a limited or no sense of smell, She was a very fussy eater,
     When my wife introduced her to Courgettes/Zucchini she called them 'those cucumber things', when I said that they were just baby marrows and you like them, she said "They don't look like it."  The interesting thing was when we introduced her to pizza..  
    Sometimes people use strange names for their dishes. French chef Paul Bocuse has Wooden Leg soup.  Welsh chef Tom Norrington-Davies has Toenail Pie and Rabbits in Jackets.
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    Invicta got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Mortar (and pestle)

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    Invicta got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Mortar (and pestle)

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    Invicta got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in Bible software for Linux   
    Thanks Bro, I did get that to work,
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    Invicta got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Mortar (and pestle)

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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    I prefer one Ras el Hanout  that I buy in France under the brand Ducros, it is mildly hot, but I have tried other brands but they never taste the same.  Some have chili in and some don't, one I bought locally does not have chili but black pepper.  
    Cous cous is a type of pasta but very small grains.  In France they sell two grades, fin (fine) and moyen (medium) we like the latter, but here. they just seem to do one grade and that is about the same as fin.  We usually try to get a day trip to France once a month for my wife to keep up her French, but is also our day out and cheaper than going to London for the day. We are about ½ way between London and Calais including the channel. I have not been too well recently so have put off going.  
    Today I had lamb's liver and bacon in gravy with baby potatoes and green beans.  That is a very cheap meat and it was ½ price so even better.
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    Invicta reacted to No Nicolaitans in I've decided to join the Masons   

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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Yes it is a thing I grind my herbs in.
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    Invicta reacted to TheSword1227 in Jehovah's Witness   
    The JW organization forbids its members from accepting non JW literature. Makes it difficult to witness to them one on one as they foist all their material on us
    The late Walter Martin had a method that he claimed worked very well. When the JWs came to his door, he would insist on leading a prayer prior to any discussion. Before they even knew what was happening, in the prayer, he actually shared the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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    Invicta got a reaction from No Nicolaitans in We FINALLY received a miracle check in the mail!!!   
    It is more use in your pocket than theirs.
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    Invicta reacted to No Nicolaitans in We FINALLY received a miracle check in the mail!!!   
    YES! After all of these years, and after hearing the many testimonies of others who received their "miracle checks" in the mail...it has finally happened to us!
    I went to the mail yesterday, and nestled in and amongst everything was an envelope from our insurance agency...I thought the color of the paper (that was visible through the envelope's window) looked strange. So it seems that after spending about $10,000 on our new heat/air system and the new roof this year, they have lowered our yearly insurance cost!
    I opened the envelope, and therein was a check...one of those miracle checks that everyone talks about! They had pro-rated the difference between our old premium and the new premium due to the improvements on our house! I unfolded the letter, and at the bottom was a check! A miracle check...for...
    Still, it's a blessing, and it's certainly a blessing that our premium was lowered by about $130 a year.
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    Invicta got a reaction from HappyChristian in I've decided to join the Masons   
    Yes it is a thing I grind my herbs in.
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    Invicta reacted to heartstrings in I've decided to join the Masons   
    At least you didn't reach for your square and compass.... :)
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    Invicta reacted to okie chriistian in Tithing: Established by Law   
    I agree with Standing in the firm. If we are going to teach the tithe then we must teach the whole law, and I see quite a few of them that  I know nobody wants anything to do with.
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    Invicta reacted to Alan in So today is my 10 year anniversary...   
    Congratulations for 10 years on OnLine Baptist !
    I also miss John81.
    I looked at Samer's website a long while ago and he is very active in the tract ministry. Samer's posts are enjoyable to read.
    Some of the conversations have been very thought provoking.
    Still enjoy a lot of the folks here and the fellowship.
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    Invicta reacted to Rebecca in The beauty of creation   
    Tussock caterpillars are everywhere, these two are from Taiwan:

    Sunset against a smokey sky a few weeks ago, near Spokane, WA.