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Ideas please - what to give a Slovenian as a pressie from the UK

Old Jan 21st 2013, 8:38 pm
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Default Ideas please - what to give a Slovenian as a pressie from the UK

When we move out of the apartment next week we'd like to give our building caretaker and his wife a small present to say thanks for all their help.We'd like to give them something 'English/British' but it has to be something we can take on the plane as cabin luggage and doesn't take up much space. Oh - and it also has to be something we can buy on the high street - no time to order on line.

So - does anyone have any ideas on what to buy a sweet but grumpy old Slovenian bloke and his crazy shell suit wearing wife?
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When we move out of the apartment next week we'd like to give our building caretaker and his wife a small present to say thanks for all their help.We'd like to give them something 'English/British' but it has to be something we can take on the plane as cabin luggage and doesn't take up much space. Oh - and it also has to be something we can buy on the high street - no time to order on line.

So - does anyone have any ideas on what to buy a sweet but grumpy old Slovenian bloke and his crazy shell suit wearing wife?
Sounds like a tin of snuff for him and some curlers for her should do the trick.
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 8:25 am
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When we move out of the apartment next week we'd like to give our building caretaker and his wife a small present to say thanks for all their help.We'd like to give them something 'English/British' but it has to be something we can take on the plane as cabin luggage and doesn't take up much space. Oh - and it also has to be something we can buy on the high street - no time to order on line.

So - does anyone have any ideas on what to buy a sweet but grumpy old Slovenian bloke and his crazy shell suit wearing wife?
A nice box of Fudge!
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 8:31 am
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I thought that too. Or a tin of what we in the north east call 'black bullets'. I wish I hadn't left it so late!
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 11:20 am
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Don't want to be stereotypical, but........

Slovenian man - some kind of strong spirit alcohol, brandy, whisky
Slovenian woman - some kind of chocolate, Thorntons chocolate worked on my wife and her parents
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 11:26 am
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I've never known Ivan to drink but I did think of that. I do know that he's a coffee fiend though and I might take him something from the Ouseburn Coffee Company which has set up recently near the Cluny in Newcastle. Bit of a rival to Pumphreys and Ringtons.

Have you found any cafes that do 'English style' tea yet Karl? I keep telling Una to take a couple of teabags out with her and just ask for water and milk.
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 12:36 pm
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Just asking for "črni čaj z mlekom" usually gets you Indian Tea which is just like Tetleys or any other bog standard tea.

Most places will stock Earl Grey and English Breakfast also
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I always find the črni čaj quite weak - even when you leave it in the water a while. Fortunately I'm happy with a fruit tea but I've noticed that they rarely ask which kind you want.
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Indian tea is too weak for me even the English breakfast!

I used to take teabags with me everywhere at one stage, seem to have got out of the habit
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When we move out of the apartment next week we'd like to give our building caretaker and his wife a small present to say thanks for all their help.We'd like to give them something 'English/British' but it has to be something we can take on the plane as cabin luggage and doesn't take up much space. Oh - and it also has to be something we can buy on the high street - no time to order on line.

So - does anyone have any ideas on what to buy a sweet but grumpy old Slovenian bloke and his crazy shell suit wearing wife?
A picture of the queen! I take no responsibility for that suggestion it came from Chris!
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A Union Jack shell suit - charity shops finest maybe...
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beefeater costume
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 8:59 pm
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I can just see Mr and Mrs M going down Reds bar in a beefeater outfit and a Union Jack shell suit
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I can just see Mr and Mrs M going down Reds bar in a beefeater outfit and a Union Jack shell suit
With a picture of the queen
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Old Jan 23rd 2013, 7:54 pm
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they might get a few free beers if they turned up dressed like that
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