Carol McLean wrote:
> As a shameless Twinkie fan, I agree. Anything (well, almost anything)
I wish we could buy Twinkies in the UK. I’ve never tried one (or even seen
one), but I’ve picked up enough over the years about what they are to know
that I want to try one.
> (By the way, was it ever made clear that it’s a “shower”
> because the guest of honor is showered with gifts?) (Don’t they have such
> parties in other countries for brides and expectant mothers?)
Not in the UK, unless it’s a custom local to some parts of the country, or a
family tradition in some families. We traditionally get wedding presents on
our wedding day, but not beforehand. The bride has a hen night and the
groom has a stag night before the wedding, but it’s not traditional to be
given presents then, just to be bought lots of beers.
I don’t remember much of my stag night.
We’ve been sent a lot of clothes and toys for Jenny since she was born, but
that’s not following any particular tradition, that’s just because friends
and family want to send pressies.
> How fast should the dad be allowed to travel while riding and pushing a
> stroller (pushchair?)?
It has to be fast enought that Catherine can’t catch me to take the
pushchair away from me
It’s got to be limited more by wheel size. I think it would be difficult to
safely push a pushchair on anything much bigger than a 20", and I certainly
wouldn’t try it on the Coker. Unless, of course, the pushchair was
specially adapted with a high handle. And preferably weighted on the
bottom, to protect against it tipping over.
> I can sometimes ride and chew gum. Do people eat Big Macs while riding?
I tend to prefer something a little more palatable than Mcfood. A nice
bacon sarnie while riding around at a convention is fairly typical.
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