* Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * - It's the 2019 Christmas Chatter Thread



  • Peppapig
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    Welcome TEABODY, it’s really quiet on here at the moment but I know we’ve got a couple of experienced knitters on here so hopefully they’ll be able to help.

    Nothing even remotely linked to Christmas going on here. A couple of birthdays this month and the major sell off of all my dolls house stuff over the past couple of weeks have taken up all my available energy. I do have a lot less clutter now though and a bit more money so it’s not been all give and no take. At the end of the month DD1 and I are going to visit honorary DD for our Christmas get together that should have happened in December so there is a little bit of Christmas still to come.

    Hope everyone is ok. Snowing here this evening but the ground is pretty wet so hope it doesn’t freeze overnight.
    It's the most wonderful timeof the year :
  • nic2075
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    Welcome Teabody. Sorry I have no clue about knitting.

    It’s cold here too Peppa. We were at -8 last night! Pretty chilly getting the kids to school. it made for a nice day though.

    I picked up a few bits for the kids stockings next year. I don’t usually buy too much this early. The kids change their minds too much, but I got things I know they would like.
  • System
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    Good morning ,
    Apparently B and M are having a massive toy sale every thing around £3 , i have my nieces baby's Christmas gift sorted .

    My local cancer charity shop were selling off their Christmas cards so bought a couple of packs .It would be rude not to !

    Dd's accident in Mombasa was a year ago today , its been a long road for her but hopefully only one more xray to go .

    She has to be Gluten free now anyone know of a bread that's not as hard as rock ? some of this stuff you could build houses with its that dense .
  • girlinayellowdress
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    Chrissy, we make cloud bread. DS even occasionally makes it into burger bun shapes. Other than that, making your own using almond/coconut flour mix
  • Clumsy42
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    Hello everyone. I have been following along but don't think I've posted in this thread yet?? :huh:

    Got back today from a weekend trip away to York for my birthday treat. We went to the German Christmas shop. It was amazing! Well worth a look if you're in the city. I bought some cute silver plated brass ornaments. Very pretty. Plus went through the Shambles which had at least three different Harry Potter shops. :T We also had dinner at an italian inside the old Grand Assembly Rooms - very posh surroundings but with a casual italian chain restaurant! The food was lovely too.

    No movement on getting builders in yet still. You get used to a wonky floor after a while. :rotfl:

    Hope everyone is well.
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  • Barny1979
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    Picked up a couple of bits for parents for this Christmas in sales, Mrs Brown's Boys gift set and card, £2.00 from B&M and 2 audio books from a Charity Shop for my dad for £1.20.
  • 3forholidays
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    Happy birthday Clumsy42! :bdaycake: Hope that you had a lovely day.
    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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  • pixielottie
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    Happy Birthday Clumsy42 :)
    teabody wrote: »
    So i have started by setting up a standing order in order to build some savings which hopefully can be used towards xmas 2019 but I am also looking for homemade ideas that I can be starting now. Any ideas/suggestions appreciated. I am keen to start knitting or something similar that may also benefit myself in terms of hobby and enjoyment so would love to know where to start. I have seen some large knit blankets online recently and think these would be a lovely gift...any ideas where to get 'large' wool yarn please?

    I don't know to any purse friendly suppliers for the large wool, but I have been drooling over quite a bit on Etsy...

    I didn't make any home made gifts last year, I did make a large batch of Damson Gin though which went to some of the awkward to buy for people :p
    Squeak came out in chicken pox last night so we're bracing ourselves now. The only problem with him getting it is we read the other day that as he is under 2 he may not build immunity to it. :(

    Hope your chicken pox free now! I shouldn't worry about it too much even over 2 you can fail to build up immunity, they don't tell you that on the box do they... I've had them 3 times >.< fingers crossed I might be immune now, or just old enough to not encounter people with them haha.

    Not much Christmassy going on here, except the Christmas candle, that is burnt all year round ;) I finished my tax return so I'm returning to Marie Kondo'ing the place.

    anything's possible if you've got enough nerve
    (Decluttering - 185/2019 //£'s saved - £32.41 /2019 // Lbs lost - 42/102 )
  • freespirit66
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    Hi Everyone
    I don’t understand how I keep forgetting to come on here, it just goes out of my head and RL takes over. Hope you are all well. I have Christmas sorted for both my DDs I got some lovely Yankee Candles and Jar holders for them. Plus I have £160 saved so far towards Christmas. I had a lovely day out on Sunday at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, wow it certainly blew the cobwebs away it was bitterly cold and so windy. We had a nice lunch, it was just good to get out. Thumper had his eyes tested the other day and he is shortsighted so Dd2 is getting glasses sorted for him. She is also getting support from the Tops?? People for his Autism, I can’t fault the hospital/authorities for how quickly they have gone about it. The tumble dryer has just finished so I better get back to housework, hopefully speak soon x
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  • System
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    Anyone remember the fudge recipe from a while ago ? It had condensed milk , 500g chocolate , knob of butter and flavorings BUT was there anything else ?
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