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    8Kg turkey ordered from the local family butcher.

    I'll be doing all the cooking, as I do every year while the wife moans about not holidaying in the Carribean.

    Why do women always compare their life to the local millionaire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Steamed toffee pudding with ginger sauce can work well. Possibly it's the other way round.
    Yum. I think I'll make one of those. Or the other.
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    Default Mythical Christmas Dinner

    My whole career in project management confirmed the basic truth in Fred Brooks' Mythical Man-Month - projects most often fail due to a shortage of real time.

    We could easily go live on Christmas Day but in order to look professionally competent, and to justify our very existence, we had a meeting and agreed to put back Christmas Dinner to Boxing Day.

    Because of the imminent collapse of the UK Economy (due to Brexit), we will swerve on the Pink Bollinger and make do with Sparkling Pinot Grigio and Cremant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWolves View Post
    8Kg turkey ordered from the local family butcher.

    I'll be doing all the cooking, as I do every year while the wife moans about not holidaying in the Carribean.

    Why do women always compare their life to the local millionaire?
    They don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    They don't.
    when married to the local millionaire.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    We could easily go live on Christmas Day but in order to look professionally competent, and to justify our very existence, we had a meeting and agreed to put back Christmas Dinner to Boxing Day.
    We're doing this. But for not professionally competency, but so my son and his family can join us.

    For Christmas Day, we'll be having bánh cuốn for lunch (dinner)


    and home-made pizza for dinner (tea).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    We're doing this. But for not professionally competency, but so my son and his family can join us.
    Actually I was trying to sound as though any project manager had any management power, any ability to influence events. As with you, my actual rationale is like yours but nevertheless at the very core of project management: "My project is totally on time but we will have to delay due to an unavoidable dependency on another project that unfortunately cannot meet our deadlines"
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    The long lead items in our house are the popular toys that sell out. Father Christmas is on the critical path. The food tends to be just in time thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWolves View Post

    Why do women always compare their life to the local millionaire?

    Because he is better in bed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    No. Just not dried fruit fans.

    eating fruit cake would be cannibalism for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Because he is better in bed?
    That's true.
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