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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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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #12 on: Dec 17, 2008, 10:58 »
Loneliness is not a question about the number of people in my eyes. The very first time I visited the NE many moons ago I was with the evening class I had attented here for a couple of years. The teacher is originally from the area and wanted us to come and see the places and its people. The group had some ten people in it or so and though I knew them all from the evenings in class from back home once we got to the NE and actually had to spend an entire week together I must admit I have never before or after felt that alone in a group of so many people. When on my own I have never felt that way and hope I never will. There's a difference between being on your own and being lonely. I'm often on my own but I rather enjoy that. I only feel somewhat lonely when I'm in a group of people wishing I hadn't gone in the first place. I don't want to waste people's time let alone my own and when the sun goes down you can trust only yourself afterall. Enjoying one's own company isn't a bad thing. I see it as a strength and not a fault. Even at Christmas.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #13 on: Dec 17, 2008, 12:08 »
Enjoying one's own company isn't a bad thing. I see it as a strength and not a fault. Even at Christmas.

Could'nt agree more!

Like most people, I like other people's company..but boy, do i like to get away from people sometimes!


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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #14 on: Dec 17, 2008, 15:15 »
They had this very topic as one of the topics on the afternoon show on BBC Radio Newcastle earlier on. I copied two of my posts from this thread here and bunged it to the studio. The nice presenter read out the entire e-mail. Have a listen to what he thinks about people being alone at Christmas:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p001qkqt/Jonathan_Miles_17_12_2008/

If you move the playing line to running time 02:36:00 the bit comes up.

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« Reply #15 on: Dec 22, 2008, 09:15 »
christmas will be a little different for us this year. its the first time that theirs just me and the kids for lunch

normally we have quite a gathering or friends to join us. but that doesnt mean were having pizza. we exchange presents on the morning and then we will still have the full works and all the trimmings for christmas dinner.

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« Reply #16 on: Dec 22, 2008, 12:10 »
This is the very first year that our daughters are all going to their respective parents in law for Christmas.  As they all live way "down South" we won't be seeing them till The New Year. It is going to be odd without them- but we do have some old friends coming to stay instead! 


When our daughters were small,  my husband and I went to great lengths to create the illusion that Santa was real- sooty footprints on the hearth, carrots with reindeer teeth marks, hoof marks in the garden etc etc.  We all enjoyed it so much that we STILL all make Christmas stockings for one another now that they are adults....  Each family member makes up a stocking for one other person picked at random.  Then we spend months finding things to go in them- some useful- like  unusual kitchen gadgets; others silly, like imported foods with inappropriate names ( "****o" fish sauce made in Ghana, for example!) etc.

We have already sent one another stockings full of goodies to open on Christmas morning- so even though we can't all be together, we will still all have our stockings to open.     



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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #17 on: Dec 22, 2008, 12:21 »
Christmas Day will be a busy one for me. Christmas Lunch with my sister and her two kids along with one of mine. Then going to see parents in the home. After that a drive down to Peterlee to see my other son, daughter in law and my new Grand daughter. So I guess it will be a dry Christmas Day as well as a busy one.

Roll on Boxing day for rest.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #18 on: Dec 22, 2008, 16:11 »
christmas will be a little different for us this year. its the first time that theirs just me and the kids for lunch

normally we have quite a gathering or friends to join us. but that doesnt mean were having pizza. we exchange presents on the morning and then we will still have the full works and all the trimmings for christmas dinner.

Sounds like you have quite a good day planned.

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #19 on: Dec 22, 2008, 18:43 »
your more than welcome to join us. no one should be on their own this time of the year. and im sure we could stretch things a little further.

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« Reply #20 on: Dec 22, 2008, 19:39 »
think I will be spending the day running round after all my Grandkid's ( 7of them ) round the doors ! :?

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #21 on: Dec 23, 2008, 13:29 »
no one should be on their own this time of the year.

If by choice then whyever not ?

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Re: christmas holidays
« Reply #22 on: Dec 23, 2008, 19:41 »
your more than welcome to join us. no one should be on their own this time of the year. and im sure we could stretch things a little further.

You dont waste much time new to the forum and on the pull allready.

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« Reply #23 from previous page: Dec 23, 2008, 19:46 »
You dont waste much time new to the forum and on the pull allready.
good luck with that then  :oops:

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