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Silly Sausage

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gillybob Fri 10-Feb-17 11:32:53

My DD bought DH (her stepdad) a sausage making course for two for a recent birthday. She wrapped the voucher up in a pack of sausages!

Well the course is tomorrow and DH (bless his heart) thinks he is going to do a very serious "class" and make a pound or two of gourmet sausages and that's it. I can't stop giggling at the thought of it (I am doing it with him) and from what I have heard the "class" can become very silly and childish (if you get what I mean) DH will be sooooooo out of his comfort zone it doesn't bear thinking about . grin

Am I wicked for looking forward to even more because of this?

merlotgran Fri 10-Feb-17 12:28:56

It does sound like a lot of fun, gilly and I hope you enjoy your gourmet sausages. grin

Christinefrance Fri 10-Feb-17 12:31:22

That is a great gift, you will have so much fun, enjoy. smile

Cherrytree59 Fri 10-Feb-17 12:44:46

Wow your DD thinks outside the box
I'm going to keep in mind for future birthdays!
Like you gilly I would find it very amusing
My DH would just be thinking of his stomach and how soon he could 'cook 'em'

Please let all us sausage connoisseurs know how it all goes.

gillybob Fri 10-Feb-17 12:59:50

My DD always manages to find something unusual (and cheeky too)
For DH's birthday. Last year along with a fairly sensible jumper she got him a little kite in the shape of a bird with Great Tit printed on it !

I think the sausage making will be hugely funny and I might have to hold back from comparing sausages . grin

I wonder if they do Chipolatas?

Luckygirl Fri 10-Feb-17 14:57:09

My gran once went to a sausage factory and never ate another sausage! I did not enquire about the details. But my SonIL always says they are full of "Eyeballs, earholes and arseoles" ! grin I will stick to my fish I think!

I am sure the course will be full of fun.

It makes me think of the Great Pottery Throw-Down that was on last night - the process of "pulling a handle" caused a fair bit of hilarity; especially when one of the judges asked a male participant if he had been practising at home!

DanniRae Fri 10-Feb-17 15:06:22

The best present I ever bought my husband was a flying lesson - he loved it! Though I dare say he would have enjoyed making sausages a whole lot more - he certainly enjoys eating them.

gillybob Fri 10-Feb-17 16:25:07

But these are "gourmet" sausages Luckygirl not Smart Price grin

merlotgran Fri 10-Feb-17 16:43:54

My brother was given a trip in a hot air balloon for his sixtieth birthday. Despite being a retired fighter pilot he was a little apprehensive to say the least.

The photo he put on facebook showed him smiling broadly but the caption underneath said, 'Chicken in a basket' grin

Luckygirl Fri 10-Feb-17 17:33:51

Ah, I see......posh arseholes; then that's fine! grin

POGS Fri 10-Feb-17 17:36:25

Sounds like a good day ahead of you tomorrow Gilly.

Luckygirl's post,

"But my SonIL always says they are full of "Eyeballs, earholes and arseoles" reminded me of my grandad who kept pigs and he would say " Who wants some 'ASS USAGE' (anagram).

Luckygirl Fri 10-Feb-17 18:38:21

grin - very good.

inishowen Sat 11-Feb-17 09:30:34

My cousin gave her 80 year old mum a days Barrista course. She was in the local paper with her certificate as she was the oldest person to do the course. Just another suggestion for unusual birthday gifts.

gillybob Sat 11-Feb-17 09:36:43

Now that's one present my DD wouldn't buy for anyone inishowen .
She works for "moon-dollars" grin

Alidoll Sat 11-Feb-17 09:36:50

Hope the both of you have a fabulous time today and at least that's tonight's dinner taken care of!

Elrel Sat 11-Feb-17 10:02:13

SiL enjoyed his course making bacon. A friend had a blacksmithing course for his birthday, also a day being a keeper at ZSL, greatly enjoyed both!

Crazygrandma2 Sat 11-Feb-17 10:19:45

For Christmas my D bought a Thai cooking lesson at home for her husband, dad and brother. This afternoon they do the work and this evening we get to eat it. Brilliant present!

Riverwalk Sat 11-Feb-17 10:20:45

Sounds like it'll be great fun gilly.

My friend's son gave her a Gin-tasting course for two .... she's taking me as I'm her bestie! smile

Carmel46 Sat 11-Feb-17 10:39:59

In January I bought two tickets at Lords for England v West Indies test match for my SIL's 40th birthday. Needless to say, he is cricket mad. When I recently enquired of the ticket office when I might receive the tickets (I had expected to have received them by now), I was told to contact them if not received by the end of April! My SIL's birthday is at the beginning of March.

Lewlew Sat 11-Feb-17 10:50:03

That sounds lovely! I booked my DH into a weekend bread-making session at a Dartmouth B&B. He wanted to learn to make Anadama bread which is an old New England recipe. We had a bread machine, but had to learn about the difference in UK and US flours, gluten, protein, etc. It was fun and a nice place to stay and explore as well.

Kim19 Sat 11-Feb-17 11:50:54

Thank you RIVERWALK for that gin tasting course info. Never heard of that but will be straight on to research in my area. I'm so ignorant of these sort of innovative gifts so, once again, thank you GN.

radicalnan Sat 11-Feb-17 11:52:12

My nephew given money by his mother for his 21st, took himself off to a course on making nipple tassels for strippers........

No idea if he enjoyed it or not.

grandMattie Sat 11-Feb-17 12:05:52

DD gave her DF "Beer Bods" membership for 3 months. He gets a bottle of unusual beer/ale a week for 12 weeks and compares them on FB with other beer aficionados. He loes it!

Juggernaut Sat 11-Feb-17 17:11:30

Over the years we've bought our DS a Blacksmithing Day, a Tank Driving Day, a Handling Birds of Prey Day, and a two day Butchery Course.
He enjoyed them all, but as he's something of a foodie, the butchery course won hands down!
My DDiL and I are going to a gin tasting afternoon in late March as part of her birthday present. I'd never even tasted Gin until two years ago (didn't like the smell) but now am something of a fan!
Hope your DH's sausages are well filled, plump and meaty gillybob grin

Peaseblossom Sun 12-Feb-17 00:46:20

Luckygirl I'm sure he didn't mean it like that, but after he'd said it, he realised and him and the female expert fell about laughing! As did I and no doubt countless viewers!!! grin