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    • 3forholidays
    • By 3forholidays 24th Dec 16, 5:24 PM
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    * I wish it could be Christmas every day * - It's the 2017 Christmas Chatter Thread
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    • 24th Dec 16, 5:24 PM
    * I wish it could be Christmas every day * - It's the 2017 Christmas Chatter Thread 24th Dec 16 at 5:24 PM
    ‘Well I wish it could be Christmas every day
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    So let the bells ring out for Christmas’

    Hello and welcome to the 6th Christmas Chatter Thread.

    This thread is not just about Christmas, but our whole year. We have had many ups and downs, deaths and births but we have all made it through to the end of the last thread and Christmas 2016.

    NOTE - For all new people please don't lurk, but come and join in with all the chatter. We are all a little mad (about Christmas!), but not dangerous.

    The following posts will be made up of all the links saved from last year with new ones added as we go.

    This will hopefully make it easier in October/November when we are all looking for them.

    Please let me know if any become out of date or if you would like your birthday added to the list

    Thanks to all posters on the previous threads – the thread is only a success because of your contributions!

    So on that note it is over to you and roll on Christmas 2017!

    Our Birthdays

    Newthrift 18th
    Clumsy42 28th

    murie 24th
    junior_j 25th

    vulpix 12th

    quidsy 23rd
    princesskitty29 29th

    pixtotts 4th
    Opee92 13th
    Pinksteps 21st

    Nic2075 1st
    04624181 13th
    dropsofjupiter 22nd
    msgigglewick 23rd

    mrs-moneypenny 17th
    Hanley25 19th

    Treasurequeen 12th
    patentgirl 30th

    Spendless 28th
    whitesatin 28th

    freespirit66 1st

    Peppapig 1st
    mrsinvisable 7th
    pinknfluffy28 28th

    FeistyFidget 14th
    3forholidays 15th
    CHRISSYG 25th !!!!!!!!
    Last edited by 3forholidays; 24-12-2016 at 5:52 PM.
    A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realise how blessed you are.

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    • Peppapig
    • By Peppapig 26th Mar 17, 9:04 AM
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    Glad DH is home CHRISSY and hope the pain eases quickly for him. 6 to 8 weeks seems such a long time when you're waiting and in pain, I do hope they can do something to ease things for him.

    MRSINVISIBLE that vine weevil sounds dreadful, I hope taking those measures will eradicate it. Is it airborne? I'll have to google and see if I should be looking out for it (you can see my knowledge is pretty limited).

    It's the most wonderful timeof the year .....
    • Clumsy42
    • By Clumsy42 26th Mar 17, 2:03 PM
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    Peppa - Congratulations on the renewal. Hope the day is lovely for you.

    Chrissy - Glad to hear your husband is out of hospital. I hope he continues to feel better. xx

    Afternoon everyone. It's day 2 of (amazingly, for this area) clear skies and sun today. Although I'm sat inside as usual cause I'm recovering from a cold. Did get my daily walk around the garden though.

    Tuesday to Wednesday I had an ECG monitor on. I knew I'd struggle to sleep with the damn thing on and I wasn't wrong. The lovely lady who fitted it nearly wouldn't let me leave the hospital cause my heart rate was way over 100. I was like yeah it does this and that's why I'm having the ECG. Anyhoo, hopefully some good will come of it. Can't be healthy to have a heart that shoots up at the slightest thing (standing up, walking, raising my arms above my head, sitting watching TV etc etc).

    Got my nieces' birthdays coming up in a couple of months. Need to start thinking about that. Quite easy to buy for the nearly 3 year old though cause she's at that stage of wanting anything and everything.

    All the best everyone xx
    “In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important”
    - Eleventh Doctor
    • murie
    • By murie 27th Mar 17, 4:12 PM
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    Chrissy- glad DH is home and that the pain is less frequent, hopefully the 6-8 weeks will fly past quickly for him.
    Mrs I- you are so good to others, I cant imagine many people would loan out their 'new wheels' so soon after having them. You are a good person- they are lucky to have you.

    Clumsy- hope you get some answers soon about the blood pressure. My sister had her check today and it wasn't good so she has to go back in 2 weeks (she has been on blood pressure meds since she was 28 and is 46 now) so they can review her meds again.

    On the Christmas front I thought I had the bargain of the century today but it turns out DS did! I saw a Tissot watch advertised on HUKDs that he has said previously that he wanted to treat himself to- reduced from £320 to £109! I thought I could get him it for Christmas, but had to confirm with him that it was the right one. It was but he said he would buy it for himself so I missed out on that bargain. Usually I keep the details and pics of what they say they are interested in so I can check myself, but I had a new phone for Christmas and didn't keep the lists I had on the old one! Oh well..

    Its sunny here but really quite cold. I have been into the garden and cleaned the pond pump out ready for the new season (horrible dirty stinky job!). The cherry blossom tree is in heavy bud, and Im really looking forward to it being in blossom as my nan bought it for me many moons ago for my birthday, so not only is it beautiful it holds many memories for me.
    Hope everyone is well x
    lovin' this site!
    • vulpix
    • By vulpix 28th Mar 17, 5:52 AM
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    Good morning Christmas Crackers,

    I had my eyes tested last week.The ophthalmologist showed me a photo of my eye and showed me tiny broken veins which she said was from untreated high blood pressure.They don't affect vision but I was amazed by that.I have by the way taken blood pressure tablets for 26 years.

    GTQ very positive news for your brothers situation.What a nice sister you are.

    Same for you Mrs I,you are very generous.

    Murie,result with the watch.I keep a list of things the family mention in the back of my diary,nothing in there yet! That's the trouble when they go and buy stuff for themselves,scuppers Father Christmas.

    Free,i wish you liked gardening too,it's great.gets you out in the sunshine and fresh air and occupies the mind.I started gardening when my kids were small and they wanted to play out on the estate.I pottered in the front garden whilst keeping an eye on them,then I started watching Gardeners world and that was the slippery slope.I like the making of a garden best;the designing and hard landscaping,then the planting.I am pleased with how the back garden is going,and more pleased that its only cost about £300 all in so far.Bought some more stone off FB and Mr V collected it last night.We are due rain for a few days now so will HAVE to do some housework instead.

    Peppa are you packed yet? Once I have made the decision to move ,I want to get on with it.I would love a bungalow but there aren't many in this area.People actually sell then rent to be able to get one when they come up.

    Clumsy,I hope your test has given some answers for you.

    Well,I fell on SaturdayI feel like I have been run over,my leg is purple and my arm is reluctant to move.I have arthritis and was getting in the bath.Something has happened in my hand which makes my thumb not move,so I was holding onto the window sill not very well,one leg in,one leg out.Ended up face down arm stretched out behind me one leg out of the bath.For goodness sake!It hurt!It took a while to get all my limbs back to where they should be. I think my balance is changed since I had my spine opp.No drink had been taken BTW

    Hope you are all well Vx
    • murie
    • By murie 28th Mar 17, 6:00 AM
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    Blimey Vulpix- get yourself to A&E asap to get checked out! Hopefully nothing is broken but you can never tell - better to be safe than sorry x
    lovin' this site!
    • Trendyjenny
    • By Trendyjenny 28th Mar 17, 6:54 AM
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    hope all are well x
    • princesskitty29
    • By princesskitty29 28th Mar 17, 10:42 AM
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    Hi all, me again. Honestly every time I write on here now I’m determined to keep up but time just flies again and I’ve missed loads! We’ve still got boxes to unpack and bits to buy for the house and I’m trying to get the nursery sorted out (was the dumping ground!) We were also away last week, we rented a little barn conversion on a farm near my family in Gloucestershire, my parents live in a small bungalow which is fine for one or two nights but we wanted to go for a week so thought we’d rent somewhere. We had a lovely week but we’re back now and need to get on with the house!

    I know you guys were talking about this ages ago but on the no kids and no marriage thing, when my DH was asked when he was going to propose he’d reply ‘there are too many other women out there to get through yet’ and when asked about having children he’d say ‘ugh can’t stand kids!’ He was obviously joking but it always left the person without much else to say!

    freespirit I really hope the op your DD had works and that her back situation improves.

    Peppa yay about the bungalow, I hope it all goes through smoothly for you. How lovely that you and DH are renewing your wedding vows, such a nice thing to do.

    CHRISSYG sorry to hear about your DH, I hope he recovers soon.

    Clumsy I hope they can get to the bottom of your heart rate problem, that doesn’t sound fun.

    vulpix ouch your fall sounds painful, I hope it stops hurting soon!
    Mummy to a beautiful son born 05.08.2014
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