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Evie
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Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

How can Friday be 3...?!?


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Castorboy



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: Castor Bay Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No change from last year’s routine - it’s early evening on Christmas Eve – the turkey and pork are defrosting, the mince pies are made, there’s the spuds to peel and stuffing and forcemeat to make. All in preparation for 8 adults & 5 grandchildren to sit down to a traditional Christmas dinner in a forecast cool temperature.
But there is still time to send a big thank you to the administrators and contributors for making this such a very addictive Board and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Bon Voyage to Klara who is coming to The Shaky Isles in January.




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Evie
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds lovely, Castorboy - have a wonderful time with your family.

I was meant to be doing lunch for 8 today and tomorrow, but my brother and his family will be unable to travel today (I was worried about them in the snow and ice anyway), so it is just 4 tomorrow, which is a huge difference!  Though I was only going to do baked potatoes and sausages today.  I am annoyed because the pavements in the main street have frozen over again - they were almost clear yesterday, as it rained - so last minute shopping (bread, and other fresh essentials) will be hazardous.

Despite Caro's faith in British councils, they have been *very* slow about gritting the pavements here, in fact most are not gritted at all (I put salt down outside my house, but there is a large pedestrian area nearby, with lots of shops, that hasn't been gritted, and it's on a slight slope - I hate it!  The main shopping street has not been gritted at all, nor has the municipal car park behind my house, which is now lethal.)

Still, even if I don't manage to get bread we will survive - it's not as though there is no food in the house!!


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Caro



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: Owaka, New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas here is at my son and his partner's.  Ham, and turkey roll, which some of us are a little uncertain about, new potatoes, salads, tiramasu.  They didn't want my Christmas cake or my other son's Christmas pud.  And parcels are to be before the meal (my son has to be out at 2.30 milking cows on the farm he manages).  There will be just seven of us; some of the larger families here are expecting over 20 people.  

Cheers, Caro.


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iwishiwas



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: NE England

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all. Hoping Santa got to Borders before it closed!
We have loads of snow up here in the NE, big fluffy flakes for about 3 hours this morning. Just been out for a walk with dog and daughter and it's very slippery now.
Looking forward to turkey and trimmings tomorrow and a relaxing day at home.



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Marita



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Flanders, Belgium

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. We’ve had snow last week. The roads are clear now but the fields are still covered in snow, a real winter wonderland.

Marita


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miranda



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: over there somewhere

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got the same snow we've had for the last week .....


Merry Christmas Everyone!



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Apple



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurrup you theres no need to rub it in!! I want some snow!!!  Smile  its dank cold and foggy here, and the snow which we got last Saturday has now practically all gone. Deprived of a white christmas its not right you know Wink

Anyway have a good one Miranda!!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

We had heavy rain last night so the snow is all gone.   And it's much warmer today.  Although... just looked out of the window and there is some black, black cloud approaching....


How was your Christmas?



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Miranda! our christmas was quiet and thats just how I like it!! We didn't get any snow to speak of  Crying or Very sad  but loads of frost and freezing fog. There is some snow forecasted for later this week though so hopefully we won't be deprived this time, I love the snow!!

It all just flies past so quickly, (Christmas that is) after having it rammed down your throat from September onwards at work and the shopping frenzy of that last week leading up to Christmas then now thats it all over!

I was back at work today which certainly makes you realise christmas is over, when you go into the warehouse and there are easter eggs sitting on the shelf! so I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy easter!!  (detect the hint of sarcasm there anyone!!)





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