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My Big Fat Greek Baptism

Greek Church

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Greek Orthodox Baptism

“We have been invited to my very good friend Lia’s grandchild’s baptism; you ok with going?” my Fiancée enquired. “Sure” I replied, knowing that if my Woman wanted to go along to the service, then so did I. Bearing in mind that where my Woman is, there I wish to be, because not only do I love her, but I love her company, always.
Saturday came and we arrived at the Greek Orthodox Church. I had never been to a Greek Orthodox Church before, but it appeared very similar to the Roman Catholic Church of which I was a member for many years.
As my Fiancée and I stood outside the church, waiting for the previous service to come to an end and people were gathering, ready to move into the church, I became aware of the strong presence of families. There were older folks, younger folks, and a great number of children.

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Why Write? – Part Four

This is a cost free course. 

If you have just joined us, then you need to read previous editions in the series, you will find these here: https://sirpeterjames.com/category/why-write-course/. Scroll down to the beginning, ‘Why Write?’

With each publication in this series, I will be giving you assignments to do and ask you to return these to me for editing. This way you send in your effort, which I call a ‘submission’ and I send back a ‘correction’ In doing this, you end up with a comparison.

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The Art of Sabrage

“Sabrage /səˈbrɑːʒ/ is a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a Sabre,[1] used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the Sabre along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. One does not use the sharp side of the blade. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck.”  Wikipedia

The origins of Sabrage are said to have come from Napoleon’s troops who received gifts of Champagne from people as they rode from their victory ground. They could not open the bottle with one hand on the reign and used their Sabre’s to dislodge the bottle tops.

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Delicious Dinners for Two

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                Delicious Dinners for Two in                               Comfy Settings – by Neelie

Tables for Two

Welcome to our brand new series featuring recipes suited for two in comfy – even romantic settings.

Those of us, who are blessed to have a life partner, should cherish that relationship and actively set about nurturing it, especially if you’re partnership is some years on.

Too many folk, who are down the line in their marriages, find themselves in a dull rut.

Getting out of this rut can be done in a simple, inexpensive and fun way

Relationship nurturing meals must meet three requirements.

  • Adventure in preparing a different-from-the-usual meal in the kitchen TOGETHER.
  • Adventure in preparing inexpensive simple, different-from-the-usual-meal, table settings.
  • Adventure in having a completely different-from-the-usual attitude to your partner and your meal.
  • As a cherry-on-the-top, some different-from-the-usual wine, of a taste that you would both enjoy.
  • Soft background music is optional.

Take our idea and make it your own. It will improve your marriage, lifestyle and as a big plus – your health as well!

Our ethos is to offer simple, home-style recipes, for two people, that are very inexpensive to prepare and ……… so delicious to eat.

Tables for Two 2We shall launch this new series, with our first  recipe                                                and a once-a-month-add-on recipe from  June 16th. 2018

 

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Il Forno – Italian Taste

Il Forno

Hake & chips/vegetable/salad plus a glass of Cape Chenin Blanc all for R138 (USD 11.25) – what! are you serious? There must be a mistake surely! Wait, because there’s more…….

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My Big Fat Greek Baptism

Greek Orthodox Baptism

 

“We have been invited to my very good friend Lia’s grandchild’s baptism; you ok with going?” my Fiancée enquired. “Sure” I replied, knowing that if my Woman wanted to go along to the service, then so did I. Bearing in mind that where my Woman is, there I wish to be, because not only do I love her, but I love her company, always.
Saturday came and we arrived at the Greek Orthodox Church. I had never been to a Greek Orthodox Church before, but it appeared very similar to the Roman Catholic Church of which I was a member for many years.
As my Fiancée and I stood outside the church, waiting for the previous service to come to an end and people were gathering, ready to move into the church, I became aware of the strong presence of families. There were older folks, younger folks and a great number of children.

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A Taste Of Calisto’s

 

Beef Trinchado

 

I am a great believer in publically acknowledging those people who provide me with good service and products.

My favorite Portuguese restaurant is Calisto’s in the south of Johannesburg in Mr. Mandela’s land of sunshine – South Africa.

Today, my partner Eileen and I popped in to Calisto’s for a lunch.

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The Art of Sabrage

“Sabrage /səˈbrɑːʒ/ is a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a Sabre,[1] used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the Sabre along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. One does not use the sharp side of the blade. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck.”  Wikipedia

The origins of Sabrage are said to have come from Napoleon’s troops who received gifts of Champagne from people as they rode from their victory ground. They could not open the bottle with one hand on the reign and used their Sabre’s to dislodge the bottle tops.

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Saint Pinard

Saint Pinard

 

 

Saint Pinard

I recall some years ago a conversation I had with a French family, concerning my origins. At the time it raised much mirth among them resulting in the only member of the family, who could speak English, confiding in me.

“Peter” he said, “This name, Pinard is a beet of a joke in France”.

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