Category Archives: FINE CHINA AND SILVERWARE

He has but sorry food that feeds upon the faults of others.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

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Cha deinee rieau yn soogh y shang.


"The greedy will never feel for the hungry."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/fim/fim13.htm

FOTO-THE MOB’S DINNER AT BILAMBIL

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Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. Orson Welles

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"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)

foto – ulmarra hotel beer garden 2009

One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession. French.

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The great church bells rarely sound, the full cask returns no sound.

(A proverb of the Chinese directed against babblers for whom they have a great aversion)

"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages:

 

foto – the silver bell from jack-a-dandy,ulmarra. july 09.

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Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. Jennifer Yane

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I used to hang out by the food table at PARTIES because you don’t have to talk to anybody. If you do then you can talk about the food. Jennifer Jason Leigh.

FOTO – BIRTHDAY PARTY AT KINGSCLIFF CREEK

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment. Irish Proverb.

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“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care.”
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

FOTO – JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT WEST TWEED HEADS NSW

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving. Rosalind Russell

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A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.

http://www.wku.edu/~yuanh/proverb.html

CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

If you want to eat bread, do not sit on the oven. (Hindu.)

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Hab Gott vor Auge und’s Brod im Sack und de Choch (das Gekoche) vor em Ofeloch. (Swiss.)

Have God before your eyes, the bread in the sack, and the cook before the oven door.

FOTO –  MOB’S ARMIDALE KITCHEN 2008.

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Harriet Van Horne.

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“I’ll bet what motivated the British to colonize so much of the world is that they were just looking for a decent meal.”
Martha Harrison

 

FOTO – ONE OF MICHAEL’S CURRIES AT JAMIESON’S RESTAURANT TWEED HEADS WEST 2007.

old rural English proverb: "Hall binks are oft sliddery" roughly translated, "The benches in manorial halls are often slippery"

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Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo hates –
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully! with the plates!

 

THE HOBBIT. JRR TOLKIEN.

FOTO – STOKERS SIDING HALL 2009

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde)

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During dinner, it may be necessary to excuse yourself for a telephone call. However, it is far preferable to have a phone brought to the table … as a general rule, white telephones go with fish and poultry, and black ones with anything else. If you are calling during dessert, a small after-dinner phone should be used … if you are satisfied, say something like, ‘Yes, it is a very nice, light telephone, with a good, clear tone and a smooth, almost velvety action.’  Miss Piggy

FOTO – DINNER AT LINDEN LEA 2008

“Life’s a pudding full of plums.” W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

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In the name of the Law I must request
Less noise while we’re having a well-earned rest.
For the Judge and the Usher never must shirk
A well-earned rest in the middle of work.
It’s the duty of both they well are aware
To preserve their precious lives with care;
It’s their duty, when feeling overwrought,
To preserve their lives with Puddin’ and Port. (Lindsay) MAGIC PUDDING.

gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people dining in a good home. M. F. K. Fisher 1908-1992)

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The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through 
three distinct  
and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry 
and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, 
and Where phases.  For instance, the first phase is 
characterized by the question “How can we eat?,
the second by the question “Why do we eat? and the 
third by the question, “Where shall we have lunch?”
Douglas Adams

Life is unsure, always eat your dessert first.

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The cafes had closed their doors to the drinkers and domino players. The lounging Arab boys had deserted the sandy Place de la Marine.
The Garden of Allah (bk. I, ch. I)  ROBERT SMYTHE HICHENS
English (1864 – 1950)

FOTO – SPHINX ROCK CAFE

To return then, again, to undo in the heart the knot of our sweet wounded country, the nothingness of our lost dream of a life shared floating. FERNANDO RENDÓN

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Joseph Henry (American Physicist) 1797 – 1878

“The seeds of great discovery are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.”

When you’re thirsty it’s too late to think about digging a well. Japanese Proverb

 

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Wolof language of Senegal.

“Ten digging, ten filling — lots of dust, no hole.”

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Softer than light
soldier crabs navigate an early world.
From their drilled trenches they hover;
transparent bodies, miniature helicopters
airing a blue line across mud flats;
portable radio antennas
attuned to the sea’s bandwidth.
A lone soldier divides from the troops,
gathers in her sand rosette,
latches down.
Missiles of bird-song blast overhead;
sounds of the enemy,
digging.

 

Helen Hagemann

Visits always give pleasure, if not the arrival, the departure. (Portuguese)

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“Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.”

Bertrand Russell

FOTO – ILNAM ESTATE WINERY 2008 WITH IONE.