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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoBaggio94 View Post
    What a lovely thread.

    Reading people clearly getting giddy just thinking about the things they like, and hope to do, during this time of the year is just brilliant.
    I'm glad you like it RobertoBaggio94, and you're right, it is uplifting to hear from numerous people who are genuinely excited by this time of year.


    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    We're putting up one of the trees tonight,if we can find all the pieces.....
    Good luck finding all the parts kas74, I know how tricky that can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ever-red-e View Post
    I'm glad you like it RobertoBaggio94, and you're right, it is uplifting to hear from numerous people who are genuinely excited by this time of year.




    Good luck finding all the parts kas74, I know how tricky that can be.
    All parts were present and accounted for,Mr kas assembled the tree and my son and daughter helped me decorate it.

    I've scattered some Christmas ornaments around the living room,[including the jumping Father Christmas one that terrifies the dog]and dug out the baubles for the big tree.
    That one won't be going up 'til the weekend though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    All parts were present and accounted for,Mr kas assembled the tree and my son and daughter helped me decorate it.

    I've scattered some Christmas ornaments around the living room,[including the jumping Father Christmas one that terrifies the dog] and dug out the baubles for the big tree.
    That one won't be going up 'til the weekend though.
    Sounds great kas, I especially love the frightening of the dog bonus.

    Are you feeling any of the Christmas spirit yet (and that doesn't include gin)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ever-red-e View Post
    Sounds great kas, I especially love the frightening of the dog bonus.

    Are you feeling any of the Christmas spirit yet (and that doesn't include gin)?
    I'm feeling a bit more Christmassy now that we've started tarting up the house.
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    Aaaaah… Christmas dinner, and all the trimmings…

    http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/c506f47c84...ner-b5bxa7.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Aaaaah… Christmas dinner, and all the trimmings…

    http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/c506f47c84...ner-b5bxa7.jpg
    I couldn't eat that,they've got the knife and fork the wrong way round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I couldn't eat that,they've got the knife and fork the wrong way round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Aaaaah… Christmas dinner, and all the trimmings…

    http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/c506f47c84...ner-b5bxa7.jpg
    Ha! Beans on toast?! Luxury! We were so poor we got a solitary bean. Aye and we were 'appier for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ever-red-e View Post
    Ha! Beans on toast?! Luxury! We were so poor we got a solitary bean. Aye and we were 'appier for it.
    We were so poor we had to take turns in sucking the bean, and then hand it back to be brought out next Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    We were so poor we had to take turns in sucking the bean, and then hand it back to be brought out next Christmas.
    Euphemism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhoscoch View Post
    Euphemism?
    Of course not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    We were so poor we had to take turns in sucking the bean, and then hand it back to be brought out next Christmas.
    A whole bean! Pah! We were so poor we had nothing to eat except an atom, and that was shared between seventeen of us. And we were much 'appier then 'n' all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ever-red-e View Post
    A whole bean! Pah! We were so poor we had nothing to eat except an atom, and that was shared between seventeen of us. And we were much 'appier then 'n' all.
    Luxury.

    We had to make do with just one worn-out electron.

    Wasn't even atom-flavoured.
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    Today I will mostly be putting up another Christmas tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Today I will mostly be putting up another Christmas tree.
    We used to get a live tree every year, but had to go further and further afield to get a decent one.

    We gave up a few years ago, and just use a good imitation tree now. With all the crap and lights on it, stuck in a corner, and me taking off my glasses - we hardly notice the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    We used to get a live tree every year, but had to go further and further afield to get a decent one.

    We gave up a few years ago, and just use a good imitation tree now. With all the crap and lights on it, stuck in a corner, and me taking off my glasses - we hardly notice the difference.
    We've never had a real tree,I'd find throwing it out every January too upsetting.
    We have three artificial ones,much less distressing for a sensitive soul like myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    We've never had a real tree,I'd find throwing it out every January too upsetting.
    We have three artificial ones,much less distressing for a sensitive soul like myself.
    We did okay with the live ones. Sometimes we could keep the tree for two or three Christmases, without it deteriorating.

    Loved the smell. Close my eyes and get in close… for a second or so, I was seven years old again. Then it was gone. (sigh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    We did okay with the live ones. Sometimes we could keep the tree for two or three Christmases, without it deteriorating.

    Loved the smell. Close my eyes and get in close… for a second or so, I was seven years old again. Then it was gone. (sigh)
    My friend had the brilliant idea of planting her Christmas tree in the front garden,it's now well on the way to being the same height as her house.

    Give it a couple more years and it won't look out of place in Trafalgar Square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    My friend had the brilliant idea of planting her Christmas tree in the front garden,it's now well on the way to being the same height as her house.

    Give it a couple more years and it won't look out of place in Trafalgar Square.
    Hope she didn't plant it too close.

    Generally a trees roots spread is well beyond its girth (some can be equal to the height of the tree) and can cause serious structural issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    My friend had the brilliant idea of planting her Christmas tree in the front garden,it's now well on the way to being the same height as her house.

    Give it a couple more years and it won't look out of place in Trafalgar Square.
    Does she decorate it, as well?


    Mrs Diddler once had a rubber plant in a pot. Decided to plant it outside, down the side of the house. Some 20 years or so later (I think it was) we had to get the men in to bring down her giant rubber tree– much higher than a two storey house - and substantial in trunk and spread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Does she decorate it, as well?


    Mrs Diddler once had a rubber plant in a pot. Decided to plant it outside, down the side of the house. Some 20 years or so later (I think it was) we had to get the men in to bring down her giant rubber tree– much higher than a two storey house - and substantial in trunk and spread.
    She used to,but she's only five feet tall;it's been a while since she's been able to reach the upper branches.
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    I'm wearing my new Christmas jumper,it has bells on it.

    No chance of me sneaking up on anyone today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I'm wearing my new Christmas jumper,it has bells on it.

    No chance of me sneaking up on anyone today.
    It's like the cat has got payback on you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I'm wearing my new Christmas jumper,it has bells on it.

    No chance of me sneaking up on anyone today.
    I've got a similar one with Jamesons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Luxury.

    We had to make do with just one worn-out electron.

    Wasn't even atom-flavoured.
    How can you be negative about such luxury! We were so poor we had to make do with Higg's boson, and it hadn't even been discovered yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DidiDidIt View Post
    It's like the cat has got payback on you....
    We haven't got a cat.

    Although the dog is intrigued by my new 'sound'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    We haven't got a cat.

    Although the dog is intrigued by my new 'sound'.
    Your poor long-suffering dog.

    What does he do when you approach him with your bells kas74?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ever-red-e View Post
    Your poor long-suffering dog.

    What does he do when you approach him with your bells kas74?
    I don't have to approach her,she's been following me all over the house trying to figure out where the noise is coming from.
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    Where’s the ****** Christmas smilies, it’s like waiting for Crouchies first goal this
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I don't have to approach her,she's been following me all over the house trying to figure out where the noise is coming from.


    That's brilliant kas, I wonder how long her fascination will last? I bet she's a great dog aswell.
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