Brick-laying and birthdays
By Judy Evans
November 30, 2022 4:51pm CST
Happy 1st December, everyone! We’re off to finish off some brick-paving soon. There might be a bit more to do later but we’ll finish one section today. It’s Vince’s brother’s birthday today and we’re taking him chocolates. He has wine coming out his ears (That’s technical speak meaning he has a lot) so we’re taking him chocolates instead. We have this ‘tradition’ now that, whenever he stays with us or we stay with him, there will be a chocolate on the pillow, just like they sometimes do in fancy hotels. We may stay with him overnight so we won't miss out on our chocolate if he has none on hand. Two more of Vince’s brothers have birthdays in two days time. There is seven in his family. We’ve made a quiche for lunch as the lady-of-the-house will probably be at the hospital with her husband. And I’m taking a flask of hot water so we can have coffee. Do you call a flash a thermos or a thermos a flask? And do you remember when the inside used to be glass and you had to be careful to warm the interior first before pouring boiling water in? The photo is mine of an Australian Christmas tree.
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• United States
Have fun working on the sidewalk. And yes, mostly we call them thermos bottles here in my part of the US and I do remember having to put warm water in one first before putting anything hot in it. (You know that's telling our ages, right? )
• United States
Chocolate is a great idea for Vinces brother. I hope he and the other brothers all have Happy Birthdays. I used to carry a thermos to school and it had glass inside. One drop and it was toast. Pretty picture of the Australian Christmas tree
Those lovely trees with golden blossoms. I have never seen those before, and I don't believe anything like exists where I live. Both the flask and the thermos are used, but the thermos is most usually used. I believe I can no longer remember those glass interiors. They were already metallic or made of aluminum when I first saw one.
That is a pretty Christmas tree. I call a thermos a thermos, and I use one when I go into the office to work. Happy Birthday to your brother in law(s) as you have a few this week. My hubs is 1 of 8 kids, but their birthdays are all spread out from February until December. Its fun marrying into such a large family.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
That is a lovely tree. Just a little tinsel and it would sparkle. Well, Happy Birthday to him and Happy Birthday to all the rest. I call it a thermos. I sure do remember since I took thermoses to school and broke a few and finally mom was glad when there were plastic ones.