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Offline Victoria Sponge

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christmas holidays
« on: Dec 12, 2008, 10:40 »
With less then two weeks to Christmas I find, that although I got off to a good start with my Christmas shopping, I've since come to a standstill.

And as for the big day itself, I'm still looking for a vegetarian option for my youngest daughter, that she will show a little enthusiasm towards.

What are your plans for the Christmas Hols ? will it be a quiet time at home or partying with friends until January?


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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2008, 10:46 »
As usually I'll stay in on my own prob with a pizza or something like that. Christmas with the family went out the window years ago. Not that I hate my family or anything, don't get me wrong, but to me the days of enjoying Christmas have gone. I like the build-up for the Hols, though, but the day itself is pretty much a day like most others to me these days. I get more excited about the Boxing Day footie fixtures than I get about Christmas.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2008, 10:49 »
We're pretty much all sorted for Christmas.

I finish work next Friday, about lunchtime, Saturday we'll be going to Richmond farmers market, Northallerton, Bedale, Leyburn, Brymor and Ripon - tradition at Christmas - I love to see them all done up, and will no doubt spend loads on local produce.

Monday I have my birthday.... say no more, Tuesday I'm doing the food shopping and picking up the turkey then Wednesday hubby and i will prepare everything for the dinner and then tidy the house, then normally pop to my mums and we'll go to Shincliffe Garden Centre for hot choclate and lumpy bumpy.  Quiet night in with a takeaway cos on Christmas Day my mum comes down, we open the presents, I cook the dinner, give the dogs their Christmas dinner then we all groan a lot, and watch TV before hubby and I walk my mum home on the evening.  We will also keep our fingers crossed my monster in law doesn't phone

Boring really, but we enjoy it.


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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2008, 11:20 »
Thank GOD for Internet shopping!!

I would have absolutely no chance of finding the Bizarre stuff that my son always wants for Christmas, using the High St!!

From last years set of Stag Antlers, to this years Zulu Wars Pith Helmet!....I would be totally shafted, if there were no internet!!!

I LOVE GOOGLE!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #4 on: Dec 12, 2008, 12:35 »
I'll be working a lot more over this Christmas period than usual as I only get the official bank holidays off (25th, 26th Dec and 1st Jan).  Luckily my wife does all the shopping for presents and I only have a couple to buy.

I hear what you are saying about internet shopping.  We went to Durham at the weekend and the car parking was bloody stupid.  This weekend I am minding the kids while my wife braves the hordes in Newcastle.  We are also going to decorate our Christmas tree this weekend (we don't like to put them up too early).

Just incase I don't get the chance later - Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum and best wishes for 2009.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2008, 15:43 »
Well it is my first Christmas in my new house, but I wont be spending it here.  I think so far the plan is to head to mothers some time around 23rd, then we will spend most of our time eating and drinking.  Christmas day we walk down to my brothers house and spend the day with them and the kids (8 and 5) and that is the great bit.  Boxing day, my bro and his kids come to Mums and we do it all again.  Will probably head home some time around 27th.


After that it is party. party, party with friends until Jan.

Or at least, that is the plan..................

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 14, 2008, 16:42 »
After dropping presents off Christmas morning we will be going to our sons for dinner. Our daughter -in -law always makes a beautiful dinner, nothing to much bother. After that it will be a quiet night in. Saturday I will weather permitting be going to TowLaw to support my beloved Consett football team. Sunday all the family meet up at our youngests  for a big boozy party.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #7 on: Dec 15, 2008, 11:47 »
As usually I'll stay in on my own prob with a pizza or something like that. Christmas with the family went out the window years ago. Not that I hate my family or anything, don't get me wrong, but to me the days of enjoying Christmas have gone. I like the build-up for the Hols, though, but the day itself is pretty much a day like most others to me these days. I get more excited about the Boxing Day footie fixtures than I get about Christmas.
Like you I'll just be at home on my own, but I always push the boat out and make way too much food. Still better than a pizza.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 2008, 09:37 »
Like you I'll just be at home on my own, but I always push the boat out and make way too much food. Still better than a pizza.

Do you not have friends to go and see?.......  I always get a bit sad when i think of people being alone at Christmas (unless it's by choice of course?)

My Dad was always one for having a lot of time on his own, with peace and quiet..... Which leaves me wondering, why the hell did he marry my Mum and have four Kids? :D

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #9 on: Dec 16, 2008, 10:20 »
It doesn't really bother me I've been on my own for so long now. I will make a few calls to the UK, mother and a few friends. I do get invitations for dinner but I see Christmas as being a family day.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #10 on: Dec 16, 2008, 11:00 »
It doesn't really bother me I've been on my own for so long now. I will make a few calls to the UK, mother and a few friends. I do get invitations for dinner but I see Christmas as being a family day.

I don't know how you can.
I still rattle around the house if I'm in alone, and I hate being in on my own - It's just something that I've not got used to.
I'm certainly not looking forward to the kids going up to see their dad this year, so i'm please it's usually just a couple of hours before they're home.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2008, 11:41 »
I understand what you mean. I'm not saying I never get lonely, or need company, but I'm also quite happy doing my own thing.

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