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November 27 – December 3, 2006 27 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 200 years of Christmas Avia Ustanny Freelance writer COSTUME DRAMA: The popular Jonkonnu tradition has been supplanted by Carnival revellers at Easter DURING SLAVERY the sound of African drumming went on all night until morn- ing dawned on Christmas. So began the celebration of three days of freedom for people enslaved. When the three-day holi- day ended, their servitude would again begin. Along with drumming, dancing was high on the agenda. The trans- planted Africans formed large circles in the village square with men, women, boys and girls holding hands, singing shouting and swaying. At times, a couple would suddenly break the circle and leap into the centre, dancing to the incessant beat- ing of the drum and the shaking of rattles made from a calabash. Couple after couple would break the cir- cle and dance until they dropped from exhaustion. Christmas market was then the destination for all. The slaves carried farm products in large straw baskets, making their way to the central destina- tion where they would meet hundreds of others from other estates. Yabbas, straw mats and ropes were items sold or exchanged. Market would usually last for SAUCY SET GIRLS was the Saucy Set Girls. The red set rep- about half a day until the fife and drums Besides the popular Jonkonnu, another resented England and the Blue set repre- and antics of Jonkonnu began. source of Christmas day entertainment sented Scotland. It originated in Admiral Town, Kingston and G I F F O R D T H O M P S O N included a competition to see who was better & BRIGHT dressed. Each had a Christmas message queen or madam who would be chosen as the We look back on a year in best dressed of the lot. which Jamaica welcomed its The custom spread to first female Prime Minister; the other parts of Jamaica crime rate went down considerably; and the West and the general popu- Indies cricket team began to lace as women bought do well again. To highlight next year we hope for a hundreds of yards of peaceful democratic election; muslin, lace, ribbon and further progress on the crime parasols to look like the front; and the successful staging of the cricket World queen of the Set Girls. Cup. In a world full of Some women were said insecurity, Jamaica continues to offer to its visitors, to receive jewellery on including Jamaicans living loan from their owners abroad, a beautiful to make their costumes environment and the prospects of economic growth. even more replendent and some ensembles are Many problems remain, and some of them are legal noted to have cost as problems. Gifford Thompson & much as 60 pounds Bright remains committed to sterling. In Falmouth, helping its clients to negotiate the legal system during 2007. the blues and reds car- We wish all readers a happy ried whips with ribbons Christmas and a prosperous New Year. of the appropriate colour tied to the tips. G I F FO R D T H O M P S O N & B R I G H T There are records of women who bought their freedom with money collected on Continued on page 28 28 November 27 - December 3, 2006 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Continued from page 27 the parade as they ensure that their girls GRAND MARKET documents from the people who went from house to would win. DAY Jamaica Cultural travelled just house on Set marching Next in the Christmas By 1898, new hats and Development for the pleas- days.Many of the Set entertainment were shoes were status sym- Commission (JCDC): ure of the ride. Girls were domestic Zoo Zoo or actor boys bols for the emanci- “Dainty hats and servants and their own- who followed the Set pated slaves and these resplendent silks, GOD AND ers wagered heavily on Girls and were like were worn first at satins and lace. Nearly MAMMON who would be more court jesters, drawing Christmas. In 1898, all of Kingston and his Church bells woke peo- impressive. The spirit laughter and ribald Grand Market in wife was there”. ple at 4:00 on of competition was high comments. Christmas Kingston was held on At J.M Crosswell's in Christmas morning for and slave owners went day ended with a feast Monday, December 26. Kingston, owner Dr. 5:00 o'clock service. to great extremes to on each estate. According to historical Magnus was asked by Churches were deco- one reporter what he rated with foliage planned to do with his wound around the pil- enormous stock of lars with gold and hams and smoked cream flowers tongues. He assured attached. On the him that they should be streets, groups of car- all gone by the follow- ollers from the ing week. In good times Salvation Army went or bad, everyone ate from place to place well at Christmas." singing. There was no FREE Promotions radio to provide the THERE WERE music. The carolling YOU CAN ALSO OUTIN GS TOO was most welcome. this Weekend! We are giving away phones, top-ups and Digicel TEXT TO WIN! 1. 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Many churches Monday, 4th December Weekly draw for a whistles and horns. gave Christmas hand- Morning - Binal News, 422 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton Motorola Razr for whoever recieves People waved at their outs to the poor and at Lunchtime - Rahk’s News, 157 Peckham Hill Street, Peckham the PIN Afternoon - Rahk’s News, 133 Peckham High Street, Peckham friends with handker- the brilliantly lit and chiefs in their hands – decorated Holy Trinity it was the style. Cathedral, North The tram cars which Street, Kingston, hun- were drawn by mules dreds gathered to par- only the year before ticipate in an impres- were, by 1901, powered sive service that by electricity. The included the playing of trams drove all night the orchestra. Standard text rates apply. We will only contact you if you are a winner. Only one entry per PIN purchased. This promotion is only valid between 27/11/2006 and 24/12/2006. and were crowded with Continued on page 30 B.B SEATON Jamaican Girl” were also hits. His music continues to contribute to the rich legacy of Jamaican Music. Biography Currently, B.B has sixteen albums to his credit. B.B Seaton christened Harris Lloyd Seaton, born “Dancing Shoe” (first reggae album released by Virgin September 3rd under the star sign Virgo. BB's music is Records), “Thin Line Between Love & Hate”, “Colour Is personal by nature and universal in expression. A rare Not The Answer”, “I’m Aware Of Love”, “B.B Seaton combination of talent, a singer with a soulful voice, Sings The Gaylads”, “ Wish Me Luck”, “ Just One accomplished musician, successful producer and Moment”, “B.B Seaton Greatest Hits”, “In Control”, arranger, educated at Cornwall College. One of the “Everyday People”, “Pleasure & Pain”, “Reggae premier song writers in the history of Jamaican music. Country Classics”, "Unbeaten". "Rootically Yours", "Reggae Land". B.B Seaton's legendary musical career began in the early sixties. He grew up listening to groups like As a Record Producer / Writer, he has had hits like Platters, Drifters, Temptations and the Four Tops. “Laugh It Off” by Phil Francis, “Tonight Is The Night” & “I Must Be Dreaming” by Claudette He had his first big hit in Jamaica when teaming Miller, “Sweet Sunshine” by Pat Rhoden, “Give up with Delano Stewart and Maurice Roberts to Love A Try” & “Mash Up Illiteracy” by Delroy form The “Gaylads”. They recorded their first hit Wilson “It Comes & Goes”, ”Sweet Rose” by The single “Lady with the Red Dress” on Clement Melodians, “Let Me Go Girl”, “People Dodd’s Studio One label in 1961. A series of hits Rocksteady” by Slim Smith , Jimmy London’s followed including two albums “Soul Beat” and “Saddest Moment Of My Life”, Ken Boothe’s “Gaylads Sing Folks”. “Who Really Cares” " Freedom Street", "Say You", "The After ten years of working with companies in Jamaica Girl I Left Behind", "Black Gold & Green", Just Another like Studio One, Tip Top Records, Beverley’s Records Girl", "Who Really Cares", "Drums Of Freedom", "Mr and Treasure Isle Records as either A & R, Producer, Wind", “Lady With The Starlight“, "Why Baby Why", "I writer, musician and backing vocalists, BB decided to Wish It Could Be Peaceful Again", “I Feel Like Daniel” , go solo. “I Remember Someone”, “Lucky Me”, “Love Come In 1972 he recorded his first solo single “Accept My Tumbling Down” & “Six In One Medley” and “Born Apology” which was an instant hit and there was no Free” “No Good Girl” with himself. “Sunshine Reggae” turning back from then on. BB's version of Bill Withers vol. 1&2, and “Gun Court Dub” vol.1,2, 3 & 4 are “Lean On Me”, Persuaders, “Thin Line Between Love & Various Artists and Dub Albums produced on his Soul Hate”, “Rainbow Love”, “Miss My Schooldays” and “My Beat Label. V160 November 27 – December 3, 2006 29 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING HAVE YOURSELF A VERY GRACEFUL CHRISTMAS! Christmas is almost here. Time for family. Time for fun. Time for good food – which means including some traditional Caribbean dishes among all the culinary delights on offer. For more than 80 years, the name Grace Kennedy has been synonymous with quality – the finest foods from the largest food producer in the English speaking Caribbean. Grace is THE genuine taste of the Caribbean, guaranteed to add sunshine to every meal – whatever the weather outside. Here are just some mouth watering suggestions to keep out the chill this festive season. SPICY VEGETABLE SOUP until soft. make them ideal ingredients for cock- VIRGIN DAIQUIRI Serves 4 2. Mix spices and seasoning to a tails and punches. Here are a few • 550ml GRACE TROPICA paste with vinegar and ideas – the real fun is creating your RHYTHMS FRUIT PUNCH Ingredients: tomato ketchup. own. Have fun this Christmas! • 1 ripe banana • 1 small onion 3. Add mixture to the pan and fry for • 1tsp lime juice (peeled and chopped) • 4 celery sticks (sliced) three minutes, stirring GINGER RHYTHMS • clear syrup (optional) continuously. • 185ml GRACE TROPICAL • 1 x 50g packed GRACE COCK Method: 4. Stir in GRACE COCONUT MILK • RHYTHMS PINEAPPLE GINGER SOUP MIX 1. Break banana into pieces then and simmer for 10 minutes. • 35ml dark rum • 1 small sweet potato place in a blender with all Add prawns and allow to cook in • 35ml strawberry syrup. (peeled and sliced) other ingredients sauce for 5 minutes. • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes Method: 2. Blend for about one minute 5. Transfer to a heated serving dish • 1 x 400g can GRACE COCONUT 1. Pour ingredients into a blender 3. Serve over crushed ice and serve immediately. MILK 250ml (1/2 pint) water and blend for about 30 minutes. • 1 x 400g can GRACE BLACK Serving Suggestion: Serve hot with 2. Pour over crushed ice. Fancy more ideas for tasty EYE PEAS. curried rice and a salad of your 3. Decorate with a pineapple wedge, meals? The just go to choice. Tropical Rhythms’ unique an orange slice and a cherry www.gracefoods.com Method: blend of exotic fruits and vegetables on top. 1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and celery and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the soup mix, the sweet potato, the tomatoes, the coconut milk and the water. 2. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are just tender. 3. Add the black eye peas and season to taste with hot pepper sauce. Serving suggestion: Garnish with a few celery leaves and serve hot with fresh crusty bread GRACE JERK CHICKEN Serves 4 Ingredients: • 8 chicken drumsticks, skinned or skinless • 3 tbsp olive oil • Juice of 1/2 lemon • 2 tsp tomato ketchup • 3 tsp GRACE JERK SEASONING • 2 tbsp soy sauce • 1 tbsp honey • 2 tbsp water • 3 tsp Demerara sugar. Method: 1. Score the flesh of the chicken and place in a shallow dish. Add salt to taste. 2. Mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken. Marinate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally, or in the refrigerator over night 3. Place the chicken on the grill for 25 –30 minutes turning frequently, basting with any remaining marinade until cooked. SPICY COCONUT PRAWNS Serves 4 Ingredients: • 450g prawns (approx 4-5 per person, peeled and deveined) • 1 medium onion, sliced. 3 gloves of garlic, sliced finely. • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger root. • 3 tbsps butter. • 2 tsps ground coriander. • 1 tsp turmeric. • 1 tsp chilli powder. 1/2 tsp salt. • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup • 1 cup (250ml) GRACE COCONUT MILK Method: 1. Heat butter in a heavy saucepan, V 71 add onion and garlic, stir gently 30 November 27 - December 3, 2006 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Continued from page 28 were worn first at and enjoy mingling with the holiday powered by electricity. The trams drove Christmas. In 1898, Grand crowd. Boys let off squibs and blew whis- all night and were crowded with people Market in Kingston was held tles and horns. People waved at their who travelled just for the pleasure of the on Monday, December 26. friends with handkerchiefs in their hands ride. According to historical documents from – it was the style. the Jamaica Cultural Development The tram cars which were drawn by GOD AND Commission (JCDC): “Dainty hats and mules only the year before were, by 1901, MAMMON resplendent silks, satins and lace. Nearly all of Kingston and his wife was there”. At J.M Crosswell's in Kingston, owner Dr. Magnus was asked by one reporter what Don't add waist this Christmas he planned to do with his enormous stock Healthy alternatives to traditional festive foods of hams and smoked tongues. He assured him that they should be all gone by the By Heather Little-White, Ph.D., well as the creative use of peas and beans following week. In good times or bad, Food & Nutrition Consultant can be tastily combined to make delec- everyone ate well at Christmas." table treats. CHRISTMAS IS the time for feasts of tra- While you may scoff at ham made from THERE WERE ditional foods like meats, cakes and other pork, there are variations of ham made OUTIN GS TOO treats that jeopardise one's course on the from turkey, chicken or beef available at People travelled on the tram car from one pathway to a healthy lifestyle. However, most supermarkets. These can be baked end of town to the other. By 1900, thou- all is not lost because there are tasty and and dressed with pineapples, cherries sands would make their way to the nutritious dishes that can be enjoyed in and cloves and nicely glazed to give your Kingston Race Course to walk around the spirit of celebration, without adding spread of Christmas dishes the festive to your waistline. look. The usual recom- Pasta offers a range of options combining For exclusive top class clothing mendation of adding with chicken or seafood, and vegetables at competitive prices not found in shops, visit: lavish use of fruits of choice. Though seafood is high in cho- www.priscillasboutique.net and vegetables for lesterol, a treat every once in a while will the Christmas menu not do harm. However, stay away from For Women and Men suits ideal for Wedding, Church, still stands. cream sauces with pasta dishes. Instead, Work and dinner parties. Poultry and fish as Continued on page 36 Beat the shopping crowd this Christmas and have your suit delivered to you in the comfort of your home. V 61 NEED YOUR XMAS GIFTS IN A HURRY NO TIME TO SHOP ??? 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Stuffed Pasta Shells; Macaroni, Broccoli & ❅ Eliminating deep fat frying Cheese Bake; Tuna Pasta Supper Skillet: -- instead use crisp coatings Shrimp Marinara with Angel Hair Pasta. like breadcrumbs or corn- To reduce the fat of the tuna pasta skillet flakes use water-packed tuna instead of oil- ❅ Make pie crusts with packed tuna. Sun-dried tomato pesto ground fruits or graham sauce is good for pasta dishes and low-fat crackers instead of butter or versions are available. shortening A typical healthy festive menu can be: ❅ Limit high-fat cheeses Fish Fingers with piquant dip ❅ Eliminate clarified butter, Baked chicken ham with heavy creams and sauces orange ginger glaze ❅ Reduce the use of dairy Stuffed turkey products. Use vegetable stock Special vegetable lasagne to make stews and casseroles Sweet potato 'N pineapple crush Traditional gungo rice and peas Carrot and beet salad FOR STRICT ❅ Substitute skim milk and non-fat yoghurt ❅ Reduce the use of eggs Medley of stir fried vegetables Minted passion fruit punch TIP VEGETARIANS especially the yolks where the fat and cholesterol reside ❅ Replace whole eggs with To reduce the fat in lasagne by about five Vegetable burgers and sweet and sour sauce whites; use two whites for every egg grams, use skim milk and a low-fat cheese Tangerine and honeyglazed tofu slices ❅ Use fresh herbs and whole spices for flavour in place of whole milk and cheddar Gungo rice and peas (brown rice) instead of salt and sugar. Also useful are pickles, cheese. The lasagne noodles can be Nutty raisin candied plantains chillies, dried fruits, dried tomatoes, exotic mush- cooked a day ahead, drained and placed Sweet potato vegetable salad rooms, wine vinegars and soy sauce. in a single layer on a plastic-wrapped Cucumber, lettuce, tomato, raisin salad ❅ Use cooking methods like grilling, pan roasting lined cookie sheet and refrigerated Buddha's delight (stir fried carrots, peppers, broc- and smoking to maximise flavours. overnight. coli, pak choi and water chestnuts) COMPETITION COMPETITION COMPETITION WINE AND DINE IN STYLE WITH ENCO PRODUCTS We’re giving THREE READERS the out the great selection of Encona hot chance to wine and dine in style with pepper and chilli sauces, authentic Enco Products, the UK’s leading Pickapeppa sauce, Dunn’s River supplier of Afro Caribbean food and seasonings, Brunswick canned fish, drink, in this easy to enter Excelsior crackers and a versatile competition. Three lucky readers range of Caribbean ingredients. will win a superb choice of Enco For easy to follow recipe sugges- products. FIRST PRIZE is a tions and more information on year’s supply of Caribbean goodies and how to make the most of the Enco TWO RUNNERS-UP will win a hamper full of great-tast- product range, just visit www.encoproducts.co.uk ing Caribbean delights – absolutely delicious! Enco Products add genuine Caribbean spice to any meal MORE… and enable you to savour the true flava of the Caribbean. Now for the competition: Enco Products supply the Enco sauces are really versatile too – ideal as marinades, UK’s most popular range of spicy and chilli sauces. All stir-fry, cook-in or as everyday table top sauces. you have to do is unravel the letters below and Enco’s delicious range of Caribbean foods is available re-arrange them to reveal the product name, which from many supermarkets and convenience stores. Check you’ll find elsewhere in this competition. 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By entering this competition you are agreeing that the details you provide may be used by the GV Media for both operational and marketing purposes. If you are not happy to receive future promotions and special offers please advise us by sending a letter to Gleaner Voice Group, Northern & Shell Tower, 6th Floor, 4 Selsdon Way, London E14 9GL. November 27 – December 3, 2006 37 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING is not the same without TRY THIS DISH sorrel. In fact, she always keeps a few bottles stashed away until the next THIS CHRISTMAS year. Mrs. Shakespeare said when preparing sorrel it is important to choose sorrels that are fresh and Shrimp Marinara with Angel Hair Pasta have a bright red colour. INGREDIENTS Mrs. Shakespeare's sorrel preparation 1 pack angel hair pasta method: 1 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil 1. Grate ginger and juice then put it 1 lb. shelled, deveined aside. uncooked medium shrimp 2. Wash sorrel then add to boiling 1 garlic cloves, minced water. Turn off stove and leave for 1 16 oz. bottle flavoured three to four hours. ?tomato pasta sauce 3. After sorrel is cooled, add ginger 1 tbsp. lime juice juice, sugar (granulated preferably as 1 tbsp. vodka, if desired it better brings out the rich red colour 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper of the sorrel), rum and wine. flakes (or strips of scotch bonnet) 4. If you are going to serve right away METHOD just add ice but if you want to keep it Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on pack- for a few days add some rice grains to age. help preserve it and store in a cool Drain: cover to keep warm. Heat oil in a large skil- place. let over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp 5. The beauty of sorrel is that it can and garlic. be stored for a very long period even Whatever your preference, sorrel is the perfect Cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until shrimp just up to a year. The trick is adding rice grains, drink at Christmas. In fact, sorrel has been appear- begin to turn pink. Stir in all remaining ingredi- pimento seeds, rum and wine but do not sweeten ing in markets since September. And with the new ents. Simmer 3-5 minutes or until mixture is thor- then store in a cool place. development from the SRC, sorrel can be found all oughly heated. year round. Serve over pasta. Serves 4 Jamaicans take sorrel Preparing sorrel very seriously and many like to take a bottle or W R AY & N E P H E W R U M two of sorrel that has By Keisha Shakespeare been preserved from the previous year, out of C R E A M G I V E A W AY DON’T HAVE XMAS CHRISTMAS IS a time to be jolly and without sorrel storage. Also, in the Hark the Herald Angels will probably not sing. rural regions it is tradi- WITHOUT IT! Sorrel over the years has been a major part of tional for neighbours to Christmas festivity in Jamaica. And recently the go from door to door and Scientific Research Council of Jamaica (SRC) has have a glass of sorrel Made with genuine over proof rum, from found out that sorrel is not just a mere Christmas accompanied by a slice of rum connoisseurs, Wray & Nephew, Rum drink but it has nutritional values. Christmas cake or Cream will be the drink of choice during The key to having the perfect glass of sorrel lies in the festive season with its delicate taste pudding. the preparation. Some like it with a little rum and and warm timbre. For housewife Celia wine added while others like it with ginger only. Shakespeare, Christmas We have 10 packs to give away. 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T exts cost 25p plus your network’s standard rate for sending SMS. Usual Voice rules apply. This competition is open to residents of the UK. By entering this competition see you are agreeing that the details you provide may be used by the GV Media for both operational and marketing purposes. page 45 If you are not happy to receive future promotions and special offers please advise us by sending a letter to Gleaner Voice Group, Northern & Shell T ower, 6th Floor, 4 Selsdon Way, London E14 9GL. After causing a stir in the West Country, THE BLACK FARMER – aka Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – is set to take the nation by storm with his range of sausages and sauces. Bearing the tagline ‘Flavours WIN A CARIBBEAN COOK BOOK without Frontiers’ the products bring to life Wilfred’s philosophy of not being confined by tradition, race or culture. The Black Farmer has teamed up with The Voice to give 24 LUCKY READERS the chance to AND WALKERSWOOD HAMPER win a selection of 5 SAUCES per reader. 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By entering this competition you are operational and marketing purposes. If you are not happy agreeing that the details you provide may be used by the GV Media for both operational and marketing purposes. If you are not to receive future promotions and special offers please advise us by sending a letter to Gleaner Voice Group, happy to receive future promotions and special offers please advise us by sending a letter to Gleaner Voice Group, V 180 Northern & Shell Tower, 6th Floor, 4 Selsdon Way, Northern & Shell Tower, 6th Floor, 4 Selsdon Way, London E14 9GL. London E14 9GL. November 27 - December 3, 2006 45 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING It’s time to hit the stores By Christine Claus few party dresses. My office me, these are usually afford- the games that hit the shops tree on party is next week, and so able. My brothers love alcohol this year. Okay! I know how Christmas morn- GEE WHIZ, Christmas is just too are several others I have and I am not sure what else. to handle this! I will get each ing, then come the around the corner. I think of been invited to. I am quite They are good men, they are of them a box to put their boxes, the tears and the the food, the parties, espe- accustomed to being queen of always grateful and never games in! I will dress them phone calls. No! I must pull cially the food. I started a the ball, and this year will be complain. Well, that part is up with pretty paper and my thoughts together, get diet in September so I could no different. easy. But for the teenagers in wrap them nicely in satin and over my pre-Christmas shop- lose some weight to pack on Spaghetti straps and flounces my family – games and gadg- treat my nieces and nephews. ping blues and hit the streets. back the pounds during the in bright red or black and a ets will do. But as far as I I can see it now, laughter and Shopping, delicious food, par- festivities. My partner has rich shawl to cover my know, they already have all fun under the lit Christmas ties and family – here I come! already booked us in some of exposed parts. Somehow the top Caribbean and when I think of Christmas African restaurants – we had party dresses, I end up at the 0% to go early to be sure to get same place. They all seem to when you enter discount code: 2 in on those royal sunshine look alike, or I seem to pick treats. The season is fast the same styles over and VOICE, when placing an order FF approaching, I need clothes, a over again. I need the lot of it and there are so Fashion Police – call 911! many things to. New toys for the children, things for Mum and Dad, I come from a large What exactly is being worn this Christmas? My friends at the office tell me that it is O family of eight siblings and black and white for next year six of them have families of as this year’s grey did not their own. quite hit it. But if it is black It is at times like Christmas and white, I really do not that I get upset with my par- need to shop, you can’t really ents. They should have taken tell one black dress different birth control more seriously. from another. I own a full I love my brothers and sis- wardrobe of black party ters, especially my sisters, dresses. I need to rid me of To order your catalogue email: but the fact that I have to black this season. I am defi- firstname.lastname@example.org V 152 shop – until I drop for nitely looking for red! or Phone Christmas gifts for a large Understand, it is not the 01895 233910 and every growing family of colour; it is the smell of new 079 44038267 nieces and nephews and in- clothes. laws is not a pleasant thing But while I will go frock-hunt- for me. ing with no worries, I will Understand, I love to shop, also use my time to pick out but that is when I shop for those dreaded Christmas myself. Talking about that, I gifts. 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