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    • Jingle_Belle
    • By Jingle_Belle 30th Nov 17, 4:02 PM
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    That Christmas You'll Never Forget?
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:02 PM
    That Christmas You'll Never Forget? 30th Nov 17 at 4:02 PM


    I believe most of us have that one Christmas that stands out for one reason or another.

    This one has always stayed with me, i guess because it was special.
    We lived on our farm and it was a very cold and snowy holiday which looking back it was a blizzard and my grandparents stayed with us my dad and grandfather brought wood in for the woodstove.

    My mum and grandmother lit the lanterns and candles as we had power the used them and the only thing lit was the tree which days before we cut ourselves from up in back.

    I remember the homemade hot cocoa going on the woodstove and the smell of pine that flowed through the house and we enjoyed some homemade biscuits which we're still a bit warm, and my grandfather telling us a Christmas story.

    Christmas morning was grandma's hot chocolate and oranges and bananas, as we gathered by the tree to unwrap our gifts which we got to just grab and open.

    Christmas dinner always smelt good and was from scratch.

    Christmas is always special at our home but, this one has stuck with me, and that Christmas we got new knitted hats and mittens and also a quilt made by my grandmother and mother, which we loved so very much.

    Looking back to that Christmas i hold so dear and near to my heart.



    Looking Forward To Santa Filling My Stocking
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 30th Nov 17, 4:19 PM
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    The one when everybody posted their Christmas threads in the Christmas Forum..!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 30th Nov 17, 4:37 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:37 PM
    The one when everybody posted their Christmas threads in the Christmas Forum..!
    Originally posted by pogofish


    Oh Pogofish, you sleigh me! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 30th Nov 17, 4:39 PM
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    We can still dream, can't we..?
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 30th Nov 17, 5:10 PM
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    Yawn.....................
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 1st Dec 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 10:54 AM
    The one when everybody posted their Christmas threads in the Christmas Forum..!
    Originally posted by pogofish


    Oh Pogofish, you sleigh me! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Originally posted by Pyxis
    A reyt Rudolph imo.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Dec 17, 11:24 AM
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    I can't see a christmas forum .. but then again I only use this bit of the site
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 11:40 AM
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    I can't see a christmas forum .. but then again I only use this bit of the site
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    It's on the Who and Where Are You board...........

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=101




    There are loads and loads and loads of threads, all about Christmas!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Dec 17, 12:01 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:01 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:01 PM
    It's on the Who and Where Are You board...........

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=101


    There are loads and loads and loads of threads, all about Christmas!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    2 problems I can see with that.

    1) that would involve leaving the arms 😮
    2) I'm not a fan of Christmas so lots of threads about it... Hmmmm no thanks.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 1st Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    22) I'm not a fan of Christmas so lots of threads about it... Hmmmm no thanks.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Which is why its nice to have them all contained there - for all who want to enjoy them but without bothering the rest of us less-christmassy people.

    Best of both worlds..!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 12:45 PM
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    2 problems I can see with that.

    1) that would involve leaving the arms 😮
    .
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    It's not very far away, really.
    Look, if you're scared, I could hold your hand and take you there........?

    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Dec 17, 1:08 PM
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    It's not very far away, really.
    Look, if you're scared, I could hold your hand and take you there........?

    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I do venture out as far as the sports and fitness section, but I am not going any further towards a christmas forum!
    Handholding or not, it's not a place I want to go to ... and you can't make me. *teddy in the corner, foot stomp and arms crossed
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 1:31 PM
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    I do venture out as far as the sports and fitness section, but I am not going any further towards a christmas forum!
    Handholding or not, it's not a place I want to go to ... and you can't make me. *teddy in the corner, foot stomp and arms crossed
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Father Christmas doesn't come to naughty boys who tantrum!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Dec 17, 1:32 PM
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    Father Christmas doesn't come to naughty boys who tantrum!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Well that's one less christmas thing I have to deal with then

    The last time I saw a fat, drunkard in my house was just before I kicked the ex out and I'd like to keep it that way
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 1st Dec 17, 1:46 PM
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    Two Christmases stand out for me. The first is 1998. My son had been born in April, with Down's Syndrome and numerous medical problems. His first four operations were carried out at nine hours old. That Christmas, my daughter (then age 7) wrote to Father Christmas. She asked for one thing - for her little brother to get better. Little 'un did get bronchialitis that year, but recovered at home.

    Fast forward a few years, to when my daughter was 13. Two days before Christmas, I was told by the GP that she urgently needed to be seen by specialists at Alder Hey Hospital after Christmas, as an MRI had shown lesions on her shoulder. She had cracked her collar bone a month earlier, and an MRI was given after an X ray. Lesions on the bone are often tumours. It was a dreadful Christmas for me. That year, Christmas Day was on the Saturday, so with the additional bank holidays, clinics at the hospital didn't open until the Wednesday. On the Wednesday morning, I received a phone call from Alder Hey requesting that I take my daughter for an appointment just ninety minutes later. I hadn't told her about the phone call from the doctor, so she wasn't as worried as me. The speed with which she was to be seen just worried me all the more.

    My daughter did have a tumour, but fortunately it was a non-cancerous, but rare, chondroblastoma. She had to be seen at Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, but was very lucky and did not need surgery. It was a horrible Christmas for me, but could have been much worse.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 1:52 PM
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    Two Christmases stand out for me. The first is 1998. My son had been born in April, with Down's Syndrome and numerous medical problems. His first four operations were carried out at nine hours old. That Christmas, my daughter (then age 7) wrote to Father Christmas. She asked for one thing - for her little brother to get better. Little 'un did get bronchialitis that year, but recovered at home.

    Fast forward a few years, to when my daughter was 13. Two days before Christmas, I was told by the GP that she urgently needed to be seen by specialists at Alder Hey Hospital after Christmas, as an MRI had shown lesions on her shoulder. She had cracked her collar bone a month earlier, and an MRI was given after an X ray. Lesions on the bone are often tumours. It was a dreadful Christmas for me. That year, Christmas Day was on the Saturday, so with the additional bank holidays, clinics at the hospital didn't open until the Wednesday. On the Wednesday morning, I received a phone call from Alder Hey requesting that I take my daughter for an appointment just ninety minutes later. I hadn't told her about the phone call from the doctor, so she wasn't as worried as me. The speed with which she was to be seen just worried me all the more.

    My daughter did have a tumour, but fortunately it was a non-cancerous, but rare, chondroblastoma. She had to be seen at Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, but was very lucky and did not need surgery. It was a horrible Christmas for me, but could have been much worse.
    Originally posted by kingfisherblue




    I hope you have a wonderful one this year!









    Well that's one less christmas thing I have to deal with then

    The last time I saw a fat, drunkard in my house was just before I kicked the ex out and I'd like to keep it that way
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Last edited by Pyxis; 01-12-2017 at 1:55 PM.
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 1st Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    The last time I saw a fat, drunkard in my house was just before I kicked the ex out and I'd like to keep it that way
    Originally posted by indesisiv


    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 1st Dec 17, 7:48 PM
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    I hope you have a wonderful one this year!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Thanks Pyxis. We've spent the last few years with my sister and her family - she likes cooking, I don't. Also, she has a glass of wine and I'm teetotal, so it's far easier for me to drive twenty miles. It's one of the few times of year that we all manage to get together, with the kids, Mum and my sister's MiL as well.

    How do you spend Christmas?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 7:51 PM
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    Thanks Pyxis. We've spent the last few years with my sister and her family - she likes cooking, I don't. Also, she has a glass of wine and I'm teetotal, so it's far easier for me to drive twenty miles. It's one of the few times of year that we all manage to get together, with the kids, Mum and my sister's MiL as well.

    How do you spend Christmas?
    Originally posted by kingfisherblue
    Ah well, I don't, these days.
    I try to ignore it.

    If I can, I go abroad, but the one I wanted this year was full.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 1st Dec 17, 8:20 PM
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    Three Christmases (spelling?) stand out to me. For all the wrong reasons.

    The one when when my Granddad died, the one when my Grandma died and the one where my Dad died (last Christmas).

    If I can, I go abroad, but the one I wanted this year was full.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    We go abroad every other year. I'm just glad we didn't last year.
    Last edited by Gloomendoom; 01-12-2017 at 8:23 PM.
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