Christmas at the Rover #ThursdayDoors

I met Jane at The Irish Rover for our monthly lunch and our Christmas gift exchange. I had the Celtic Craic and Guinness Beef Stew, so it was a pretty jolly get-together, all around.

Here’s kind of artsy-fartsy shot of the Rover’s front door with all Christmas decorations on.

So Merry Christmas and go to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up and click on the blue frog button to see some actually good and interesting door photos.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a gift exchange. Not the Gifts of the Magi. Enough with the watch and the hair, already.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Christmas at the Rover #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    December 22, 2016 at 7:17am

    Now there’s a Christmas tradition I could get used to 🙂

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  2. Deborah

    December 22, 2016 at 10:03am

    I’m with Dan. That’s a tradition I could do forevah!

    Merry Christmas Marian!

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  3. Norm 2.0

    December 22, 2016 at 10:50am

    Guinness beef stew eh? I’ll have to try that one of these days 😉
    A very merry Christmas to you!

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  4. janet

    December 23, 2016 at 10:21am

    Yup, the stew for me, too, Marian!


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  5. Jane

    December 24, 2016 at 9:22am

    AND….There was a Charlie Brown Xmas tree on the counter, appropriately improvised from a sadly thin branch.

    Merry Christmas, pal!

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      Marian Allen

      December 24, 2016 at 10:23am

      Yeah, that crazy “tree.” Merry Christmas back to you, pal! Here’s to a survivable and literarily productive 2017.

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  6. Gordon

    December 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

    Merry Christmas, Marian! Is that Guinness Beef Stew a combined beer and beef stew dish or a Guinness and a beef stew; either way, Cheers!
    I remembered to add the “wordpress” to my website link 😉

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      Marian Allen

      December 26, 2016 at 8:45am

      That’s beef stew made with Guinness. My beer was Celtic Craic, which was delicious and perfect with it! I’m looking forward to revisiting Florence with your blog post. OMG, I adored Florence!

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  7. Oscar

    December 26, 2016 at 2:52pm

    Celtic Craic and Guinness Beef Stew! interesting. I will plan this for the new year celebration.

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      Marian Allen

      December 27, 2016 at 8:02am

      BTW, one of my Christmas gifts from one of my daughters was a big ol’ bottle of Dragon’s Milk bourbon-barrel-aged stout. We raised ’em right!

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