Sunday, 24 December 2017

Garland it with Popcorn!



I've often  suspected that popcorn had to be useful for something but I've never managed to figure out what it could be.

Then lo and behold!  Today, of all days,  I discovered an excellent use for the unchewable tasteless salt filled snack.

It's the ideal material for making Christmas garlands. 

Patiently thread the popcorns onto a length of string and drape them over the Christmas tree. That's what  someone has done at our local cinema.

And it works.

Vulgar tinsel can't hold a candle to muted popcorn garlands.  





The Christmas Eve film we went to see this morning was the 2016 Simon Aboud fairy tale - This Beautiful FantasticThe Wonderful Garden of Bella Brown. Jessica Brown in the star role as a seeker after the meaning of life. A wonderful Christmas offering for believers in miracles.  This  film is good for the soul. The cinema breakfast was rather good too. 


8 comments:

  1. Best use for popcorn except I cannot even bear the smell of it. Glad you enjoyed the film and the breakfast.

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    1. Hello Rachel. I know exactly what you mean. The stench of freshly cooked popcorn makes me feel like throwing up. There's nothing worse than someone with a monster bucket of popcorn sitting within 20 meters of you when you're trying to concentrate on the action on the screen. Thankfully the popcorn machine was out of action this morning! Can you imagine eating popcorn for breakfast? It shouldn't be allowed in cinemas. Maybe they should feed it to violent prisoners instead of good healthy porridge

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    2. I sat a few feet away from a guy at work (with whom I was great friends) who ate popcorn for breakfast at his desk everyday. I grew to control feeling sick at the smell. He also ate Chinese takeways at his desk for lunch and we would call it cockroaches. He bought it from a Chinese market stall. The office smelled like a Bangkok street food market every day.

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    3. he or course ate his cockroaches with chopsticks.

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    4. Merry Christmas to you and yours

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    5. Rachel, I'm glad I didn't work in your office with a person who ate popcorn and cockroaches everyday!

      John, thanks for your good wishes. Hope you have a good day today and a canny Hogmanay! Och aye!

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  2. That sounds rather a treat - not sure about popcorn garlands though - surely an acquired taste.

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    1. It's a wonderful film. I feel sure you'd enjoy it. We have no garlands on our own tree. Prefer to have the candles

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