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What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Darren » Sat Dec 12, 2015 07:49 pm

Time for a new thread at this most wonderful time of the year...
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:11 pm

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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Kelshandra » Sun Dec 13, 2015 02:18 am

I think I have most of the stuff that I MUST get packed (things on bookshelves that will need to be moved) done. My plan is that on Monday when I get the keys, I try and move as many boxes as I can in my car (it is literally just around the corner so I hope to move a lot). Then on Tuesday the movers are going to move the big stuff. Whatever is left, I'll try to move the following day (unpacking the odd box at the other end as needed to save on boxes). Then down to the family's on Christmas eve and back in time to clean out the old place before the lease is up.

Not sure if this should be an argh instead, but I am feeling fairly happy about my progress so I opted here.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Sun Dec 13, 2015 06:57 pm

Got to start my first prezzie

I had been drooling at the Waitrose ads for the Wookey Hole cheese - Adrian did ask which type of cheese it would be :roll: . (He's been to Wookey Hole and knows it is Cheddar Gorge)

Found it yesterday, not too bad a price but more than i was willing to buy, So Adrian put it in the trolley for me :D . There is no point in waiting...

Step one - remove the cheese cloth!!! (Yes it comes with instructions inside the packaging) So nice, mid-strength but so deep in flavour. Can I eat through 600g before going to my Mum's? Will have to try... such a chore!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Pat » Wed Dec 16, 2015 09:04 am

This! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6thsrNE7p4

AND knowing she'll be home for Xmas. (So will her brother, but he only has to come about 3 miles.)
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby chrisboote » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:25 am

Pat wrote:AND knowing she'll be home for Xmas

Hopefully, so will her luggage this time
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby I.B.Igor » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:16 pm

Had my op, survived, a closed site, so healing will be quick, we have a local man from Hampshire in space, and Tim my son a has new job to go to in the new year!
All good reasons to celebrate. :bounce: :thumbr:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Wed Dec 16, 2015 01:01 pm

Oook!

I don't know how it is in other countries, but here the Russian book stores always have interesting things in the window
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Wed Dec 16, 2015 09:04 pm

:D :D :thumbl: Pat!

So glad you're through the op, Jackie, and off the horrible antibiotics. :sunny: Hope your Christmas will now be Merrier!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Catch-up » Thu Dec 17, 2015 03:06 pm

Great news Jackie! :D

Had my second riding lesson on Monday and I actually cantered!! I couldn't steer at the same time and it was only for 3 seconds, but I didn't fall off either. :lol: I was not expecting to try that on my 2nd lesson.

Also, just saw that Doctor Who season 9 is already available on Netflix! :bounce: We usually have to wait ages. Can't wait to start watching!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Pat » Fri Dec 18, 2015 04:58 pm

chrisboote wrote:
Pat wrote:AND knowing she'll be home for Xmas

Hopefully, so will her luggage this time

Her luggage has always made it home with her, it's the flight out where it goes astray! She has been instructed next time she flies she is to adopt an American accent and talk loudly about going home for Thanksgiving to fool the Baggage Pixies.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phazedout » Mon Dec 21, 2015 08:37 pm

I have a kiwi colleague called Reece, I decided, as a surprise to get him some reese's pieces as a present.

While in the candy store during my incredibly short lunch I came across something I'd almost forgotten about form the finnish lands
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I used to LOVE these things in finland bought two of that flavour and two of the jalepenio flavour
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Alan » Mon Dec 21, 2015 09:59 pm

After two prototype batches of truffles (one plain,one orange flavour) I've made a plain batch to give as presents to those who have been there for me this year.
First batch is being delivered tomorrow :)
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Tue Dec 22, 2015 02:01 am

I can just imagine their smiles, Alan. :thumbl: :D

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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:18 pm

To Alan and Carol :thumbl:

Had to share this, posted by Paul Spencer on DWM, as it made me choke on my tea laughing :lol: I LOVE this Two Ronnies sketch!

. . . so what is it? :wink:

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