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Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:27:59 AM »
Today is Christmas Day by the Orthodox calendar.  Last night there was a traditional Russian Table at our home.  For the first time in years it featured Beluga (black) caviar! Mobiles and internet were used to share our party with similar ones in Moscow, Kiev and of course Vinnitsia. Liters of Vodka was consumed  ;D

At 11.30pm (Russian time) we switched on channel 1 to see the midnight church service.  It was simulcast from Moscow and St. Pete.  Putin was standing on his own (no family) in the front row of the Moscow service.  Amid all that grandeur he appeared a small lonely figure merely going through the motions. Crossing himself when everyone else did but not really engaged in the service.  Surprisingly I saw no security agents.

It is lunch time now and as usual - no hangover.  The secret is to only drink Vodka ! 

Merry Christmas everyone.  Enjoy the day  :thumbsup:

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Re: Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 06:15:50 AM »
Im spending Christmas day alone... billy no mates.. just have the cat and hamster to celebrate with tonight  :party0011:

I think I will listen to Barry White all day  :chuckle:
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Re: Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 06:28:49 AM »
Without fail, a "young pig" must be present from the meal on the festive table! :-*



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Re: Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 06:33:04 AM »
Without fail, a "young pig" must be present from the meal on the festive table! :-*



Without fail, a "young pig" must be present from the meal on the festive table!

I think you will find those at most tables every day in the UK.. :ROFL:
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Re: Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:47:07 AM »
First year we have missed as the night temperature is -23C feeling close to -40C and we are both somewhat under the weather too.  I expect even colder conditions were in effect along north eastern coasts of USA and Canada as we are well inland here in Toronto.  Today is still cold, but hopefully things will get back to normal soon.  This has set new all time low temperatures here since records were kept.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

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Re: Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 11:30:15 AM »
Im spending Christmas day alone... billy no mates.. just have the cat and hamster to celebrate with tonight  :party0011:

I think I will listen to Barry White all day  :chuckle:

Are you still in the U.K.? Where is your wife?

Poor little pig. He should have been pardoned.

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Re: Happy Orthodox Christmas!
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 12:19:11 PM »
Im spending Christmas day alone... billy no mates.. just have the cat and hamster to celebrate with tonight  :party0011:

I think I will listen to Barry White all day  :chuckle:

Are you still in the U.K.? Where is your wife?

Poor little pig. He should have been pardoned.

Im back home in Russia... some one has to do some work :) The wife went on to Germany to spend Russian Christmas with her parents, she's back Wednesday. So I'm on my own listening to some music, working and thinking who I can annoy  :laugh:

I haven't been to sleep for over 48 hours.. well who wants to sleep its boring and unproductive ..
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