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    • 3forholidays
    • By 3forholidays 24th Dec 18, 6:09 PM
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    * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * - It's the 2019 Christmas Chatter Thread
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    • 24th Dec 18, 6:09 PM
    * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * - It's the 2019 Christmas Chatter Thread 24th Dec 18 at 6:09 PM

    Hello and welcome to the 8th Christmas Chatter Thread.

    Its hard to believe that another year has gone and we are almost at the big event that we have spent so long planning and preparing for! But this thread is about so much more than Christmas but about the whole year with all the ups and downs, as well as the bits in between.

    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    Please let me know if any become out of date or if you would like your birthday added to the list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 2019!

    Our Birthdays

    Newthrift 18th
    Clumsy42 28th

    murie 24th
    junior_j 25th

    vulpix 12th

    quidsy 23rd
    princesskitty29 29th

    pixtotts 4th
    Opee92 13th
    Girl in a Yellow Dress 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; 24-12-2018 at 6:34 PM. Reason: tidying up
    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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    • murie
    • By murie 19th Jul 19, 8:08 PM
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    Just found this on Boots, might be useful for someone?
    lovin' this site!
    • noodles86
    • By noodles86 19th Jul 19, 8:12 PM
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    Evening all,

    Amazing how a few weeks can just fly by. Last few weeks at work (I work in a school) were tough and I needed the upcoming break. Just came home from Butlins Bognor (lovely part of the world, makes a difference from Leicestershire!) where four nights weren't enough and now feeling re-energised for the next five weeks!

    Christmas front, I bought quite a few bits in the Argos sale. My little girls loves these opteenies"> and I've bought some as Christmas presents for the young girls in our family. Also good for anyone whose little one is invited to a party as the boxes are massive. I got a hoodie reduced to 6 in the Sainsburys sale for a boy who will be nearly thirteen at Christmas (& I've no idea what thirteen year old boys are into on a budget of around 5!).

    What survey sites are everyone using to earn vouchers? Sounds intriguing.

    Nic2075 is savers the shop that sells toiletries? I think my ASD girl would love a neck cushion with a hood to keep the world out! Will have to keep an eye out.

    Free is the outlet village worth going to? keep saying we will go (hubby loves Crew clothing and I know there's an outlet there.
    Spreading a little Christmas joy all year round
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 20th Jul 19, 7:14 AM
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    Morning everyone.

    I'm off out shortly to check out the Sue Ryder CS in the hope of finding a dark waistcoat for DD to play the role of Philip in the Greatest Showman at her drama summer school next week.

    I found a white ruffled shirt in a CS yesterday for 1

    We already have a cravat and boots from her doing Les Mis a few years ago.

    Once found all she'll need is some black leggings, which she needs for college/drama class anyway.
    • Joyfullyfestive
    • By Joyfullyfestive 20th Jul 19, 8:03 AM
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    Thanks girlinayellowdress, going to check those out now
    Joyfullyfestive all year round
    • mrsinvisible
    • By mrsinvisible 20th Jul 19, 8:28 AM
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    Morning all. Good to see the pages are still filling well. Sorry it has been a long time since l posted, (although like many of us, l read daily).
    Well l think l have come to the end of the fruit for jams, but the veg and stuff for the chutneys are about ready, l am seriously running out of jars!!
    Found a wasps nest in the 'eave' of the front porch, so DGS was volunteered to spray the entrance of it with wasp killer and then bung a sponge into it to keep the in ones in and the out ones out; then we had the task of getting rid of the ones trying to get in. Not environmentally friendly l know, but ……… wasps.
    My printer has run out of ink, 36.98 for a back and a colour cartridge, but only 29 for a new machine with 5 months of free ink how is that possible? do they WANT me to be un- environment conscious or do they want me to throw money away? Answers please on a postcard or the back of a 20 note, thank you.
    Rant over, and b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
    Lots of the baby birds have fledged, and are being shown how to feed themselves, except for one mammy blackbird who keeps on feeding her chick even tho it is able to do its own thing! Lovely to sit and watch them all.
    Spendless, l hope your CS has dark waistcoats for your DDs role, she must be very talented.xx
    • sammy_kaye18
    • By sammy_kaye18 20th Jul 19, 12:36 PM
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    Well I was just looking through a sale page for a local store and trying to find some cheaper bits for my little girl (shes 9) and she has just said she doesnt really want toys this year - just craft stuff!
    If anyone finds my baby, can they please send her back to me? Im not ready for her to grow up yet!
    So looks like I will be on the look out for lots of craft sets and accessories that I can add into a big box for her to rummage through and then she can have lots of things to do , make and craft for the coming year instead of cluttering the house with junk. I have seen some sets which I think she will enjoy making too.

    I will get a few board games though from the charity shops as well to keep us all entertained.

    Nothing much going on here, its raining again so we are house bound for the minute so have just had a bit of a lazy day although I may bake a cake in a minute to have with custard for pudding later.

    Does anyone have any ideas for this please..

    I want to make gift bags for the women in my family - Im thinking a candle, some bath smellies, some sweeties, a picture of the kids and maybe comfy socks or slippers.
    The only problem I have is my mother in law - she has pet budgies so as a result wont use candles/air fresheners etc but Id still like to include something nice......Im thinking maybe a battery powered candle or a light up ornament (she loves robins) - has anyone any other ideas though?
    Finally sorting myself out.
    Debts - 2022.18 owed. 8 lenders.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 20th Jul 19, 2:19 PM
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    sammykaye - what about the fairy lights you can get with just a few lights on them? I bought my daughter some like this a few years ago, they spelt out her name and the idea was they went around her headboard. I bought them in a Clinton's outlet.
    • Treasurequeen
    • By Treasurequeen 20th Jul 19, 8:44 PM
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    I haven't posted in a while but I have been reading daily, SammyKaye I have seen some light up real wax candles in different shapes (Christmas trees, snowflakes). But for the life of my I cant remember where, I will have a look tomorrow. I bought my aunt a fake candle but made out of real wax as she has 5 cats and she was very pleased with it. Also you may find some craft sets in charity shops my local julias house sell craft sets. If you sign up to hobbycraft loyalty card you can get 5.00 gift voucher on your birthday. i use mine to put towards gifts, or things i can make into gifts.

    Birthdays for the rest of the year have all been sorted cards and gifts wise so i can focus on christmas gifts now.

    I am going to start buying non perishables and long dated tins to put in christmas cupboard to keep costs down in december. Can't believe how quick this year is going, its nice to see the thread filling up.

    Hugs and best wishes to you all xx
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