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All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

Green milk

NZ owl milk label (Mike Duggan)Green or even Yellow Milk and Blue Milk... ever heard of such a thing?

If you're a Kiwi (native of the land we know as Aotearoa/New Zealand) then you'll be nodding and thinking, "Duh! Of course". If you're from anywhere else in the world you might be thinking one of these:
It's the colours of the tops/labels. And they mean:
  • Blue: full fat
  • Green: trim
  • Yellow: trim with extra calcium
There might even be other colours denoting even weirder milk - I think that the lighter the shade the less "fat" in it.

So, when you get asked, "Blue or green" now you know.
And for you information, I don't care, just stick whatever colour milk you've got to hand in that coffee and give it to me.


PS: In my search for the Wikipedia link to New Zealand I found this:
New Zealand is a hamlet in Buckinghamshire, England, to the north of Aylesbury town centre. The hamlet has been entirely swallowed up by the urban growth of Aylesbury, however the public house of the same name remains today. The hamlet gains its name from a breed of cow, that was supposedly farmed there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand%2C_Buckinghamshire

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