Friday, December 21, 2018
Don’t be fooled by the name – this isn’t a biscuit-style cracker, or in fact edible at all. Rather, a Christmas cracker is a cardboard tube covered in decorative paper and tied into twists at both end with a prize inside it (usually a paper crown, a bad Christmas joke, and a novelty item such as a mini pack of cards or a comb).
Everyone has a cracker by their seat at the table. You and a partner both pull an end, and the cracker splits with a bang – there’s a ‘snap’ inside that makes a noise. The person who has the larger end wins.
You usually wear the crown for 5 minutes until it falls off, read the jokes out loud to a tableful of groans, and then forget to take your gift home with you, so whoever clears up gets 12 giant paperclips and flimsy screwdrivers.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ah, fish and chips. What would us Brits do without it? What else would we eat, sitting on Exmouth beach in tightly-hooded rain jackets on a cold, windy day, refusing to accept we should really be indoors?
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