Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cheese, please!

What have we here?


"Julius! I smell shrimp!"



"Let me just get a little closer..."


"EMILY! Back off!!"


"Hmpf. Fine then. But I'm not going far!"


Every Christmas eve, Gordon and I have a cheese fondue...


...and listen to Alan Maitland read Frederick Forsyth's "The Shepherd". They play it on CBC radio every Christmas eve. Eventually I bought a CD of it, but I couldn't be bothered hunting it down the other night, so I found it on the CBC radio website and put my computer on the table!


So 21sts century!


The fondue was very tasty, as always.





Sophie waited patiently for me to drop something.



And a good time was had by all. Despite our redness in this photo, the only booze we'd had was the wine and kirsch in the fondue. :)






23 comments:

  1. Yum, looks like a lovely spread.
    Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones!

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  2. What a great idea. It's AGES since I had fondue..

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    1. We do this every Xmas eve, then on NYE we usually have chocolate fondue!

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  3. Have a delicious 2013!

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  4. That's such a nice tradition and so romantic! Love the cat centrepiece.

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    1. Yes, strictly speaking we don't allow cats on the table.

      HAHAHAHHA!

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  5. I don't know who's cuter--the kitties, Sophie or you two lovebirds!

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  6. Fondue sounds great. I love traditions at Christmas. "Hi kitties and pup"
    Red or not, that's a cute photo of you two.
    I have zero energy today so I'm looking forward to a quiet evening. Enjoy yours. Hugs,Deb

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  7. That is a lovely way to spend the evening. ;)

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    1. Not to mention filling!!

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  8. Looks like everybody had a great evening. some people are breaking the old tradition of turkey. A turkey is too much for two people. We get small turkeys cut in half.

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    1. My mother-in-law still makes us turkey for Christmas day but really, it's too much! Cornish hens, perhaps?

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  9. How much wine and kirsch in that fondue? Great Christmas Eve Scene.
    Bonne Année 2013!

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  10. I should stop coming here when I'm hungry!

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  11. My internet connection is being particularly persnickety this morning. Just wanted to tell you I know how much fun fondue can be. I must make some - it's been years.

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    1. My Mum started the "Christmas Eve Fondue" tradition back in the 70s and I have continued it for all these decades!

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  12. Sounds like a purrfect way to spend a Christmas eve , if the cat´s where allowed on the table too :)

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    1. Well, they're not SUPPOSED to be there... :)

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