Monthly Archives: March 2008

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In The Company Of Our Friends

The table is set, the guests all assembled in the sitting room, catching up with each other, making comment on the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen, generally making themselves comfortable. Some of them haven’t seen each other in nearly a year, so it’s a

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The Man Who Came For Dinner

Monday 24th I’m here! I made it! Sorry… Keep forgetting… Dear Diary – That’s it, nice and formal. I’m here. I found the house. I think it’s Monday which means dinner is tomorrow. Can you believe it? Everything like they said it would be. Door

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To Serve God

I’m setting the feast table for you, O Rama, son of Dasharatha, Lord of Ayodhya, Seventh Avatar of Vishnu, Prince of Earth. The table is to be laid high with wine, ale, candied nuts, dried fruits, thigh meats, cured meats, goat’s milk, game birds, scented

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Full Service

Very generally, moving from the left to right, these are the acceptable utensils for a dinner party. Table cloths should be of a single, light colour. 1. Napkin 2. Salad fork 3. Mayo scissors 4. Dinner fork 5. Burr drill 6. Tenaculum 7. Dessert fork

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Hope In The Time Of DD

We were doing house sweeps, a few weeks after the DD had swept through the town. We were keeping an eye out for survivors, but it was kind of half-hearted, I have to admit. We’d all seen what DD did to people, what it had