Jul 06


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MULLED WINE! Yeah! A brief mention of Pimms Winter (brandy cup, to you and me) is all it took to remind me of clutching a polystyrene cup gingerly with gloved hands and trying not to burn my tongue on the spicy yet STICKY warmth of the comforting viscous liquid, surreptiously sticking yr nose into the cup so the steam warms up your freezing schnozz (I am not the only person to do this??) – awww, marvellous! And that’s just outside mulled wine from rip-off patrons outside ice-rinks – parties with mulled wine are ALSO brilliant, the spicy FIZZ sitting in a huge pot and making your flat smell fancy, yum! And “they” do always say hot drinks cool you down! So why not make the best of it? Pimms no1 cup, BEGONE with your “mint” and your “ice”, I’ll take the cloves.

So there you have it,  MULLED WINE – the new drink for all seasons!! Your esteemed author might try some tonight, whilse praising the lord for every single faint breeze that dares to sigh itself through my SE14 window. And perhaps, I’ll think of Santa Claus, and remind myself of the days in winter when I huddled underneath four jumpers, a blanket and a wooly scarf wrapped round my head to keep the hint in. I think I know where I was going wrong. NOT ENOUGH MULLED WINE!

(PS – is “taking the cloves” a bit like “taking the veil”, in culinary terms?)


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    Pete Baran on 24 Jul 2006 #

    Argh – the wine just changed! (and will probably change again). Taking The Clove is what whosoever has been left with the clove cordial does to the next party I believe.

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    Sarah on 24 Jul 2006 #

    Oh! It came up with error messages after I posted, so I’ve been trying to fix it – didn’t know it was publishing them after all OK.

    That is a better picture of mulled plonk though I think.

    Argh – wordpress is still taking some getting used to. But now I’m allegedly online at home, maybe this is the time I get to grips? *clutches achey head*

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    Alan on 24 Jul 2006 #

    Let me know otherways about any errors popping up.

    Meanwhile, the title you FIRST type in to an article is what gets you good related articles and sets up the URL (in this case its still called “ft-writer-browses-related-links-has-strange-craving” if you look, and as such not much actually related comes up.

    however i am the KING of wordpress, so i added in “keywords” of “mulled wine plonk” and hey presto, nice related articles.

    hope this helps

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    Sarah on 24 Jul 2006 #

    Some sort of FAQ thing, for wordpress, or a link to where such a thing already is, would be good – I am still very confused by this and can’t even seem to upload my own pictures. I R LUDDITE.

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    Alan on 24 Jul 2006 #

    the upload thing is easy (rly, yeh?), but the thing you then browse to add in the link is V opaque if you asks me.

    The “New to WordPress” link on the Write Post page is a work in progress – which I could perhaps open to comments! then yous lot could ask those F-ly asked Qs. hmm.

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    Sarah on 24 Jul 2006 #

    Well their FAQs are for setting up yr own site and so on, and we are just working with what you’ve done and argh. I can upload pictures but then I don’t know where they ARE cos the insert image thing wants you to insert image url so I end up linking elsewhere anyway, which is poor form surely.

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    pˆnk s lord sükråt cunctør on 24 Jul 2006 #

    hi-larious clove-related link to cheer me everyone up

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    Pete Baran on 25 Jul 2006 #

    Chilled Port, this is the summer drink of choice in Europe
    gives you an idea, and it KEEPS IN THE FRIDGE FOR WEEKS. Sarah?

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    Sarah on 25 Jul 2006 #

    Chilled mulled wine!!

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    pˆnk s lord sükråt cunctør on 25 Jul 2006 #

    food science must = a mulled lolly

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    porkpie on 30 Jul 2006 #

    Portonic, that’s what you want. a perfect summer drink

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