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Posted: 11/12/2015 at 21:05

Thanks Dove, sounds fun.

Talkback: How to make a Christmas table decoration

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:30

Are you a teacher? Did the children take them home? So there probably isn't a chance of a photo?


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:27

Oohh, how do you play that, sounds fun?

Every other year my four children, their OHs and however many grandchildren there are (9 now) come for Christmas. We have a sort of party with nibbly things to eat, bubbly, non alcoholic bubbly for children and we dance and play games and chat. Oldest grandson is now 10, last year he organised a little show for us (adults) to watch, parts for the children. They raided the dressing up box. Then, at bedtime we put the stockings (big woolly winter socks) around the woodburner in the hall (was a fireplace but I had a woodburner put there for more warmth). The children leave sherry and a mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for the reindeer.

On Christmas Day morning there is much excitement opening stockings, adults have them too, clementines in the toes, chocolate money, small pressies. Then we have breakfast and take it in turns to open the family presents that have been put under the tree. Then lunch time. We have roast fillet of beef as it's too expensive to have any other time, lots of veg. Christmas pudding and chocolate mousse (everyone's favourite). After lunch we go for a walk with the dog. Evening slump in front of TV.

But this year it is the in-laws turn so we have invited 6 friends for lunch. But the children have all said they will miss coming here so they want to do Christmas again here on the 29th December.

What they really mean

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:08

More estate agent speak "Must view" because no one else wants to.

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 19:57

I caught my son eating a worm when he was two


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 19:53

If you are very good, Hazel  I ate one, just to make sure it hadn't gone off.


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 17:30

Lovely photo.

Have made over 60 mince pies for Sunday's Carol Service. Made a batch of cheese straws for OH when he gets back tonight from singing with his choir in another Carol Service.

I bought OH's pressie in England when we were last there but couldn't take it back on the plane, case too full. Hope we can bring it back next week. He chose it, a thing called a Bose that he can play music from his iPad.


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:47

Heating has been on for some time here, was -5° again yesterday. Warm this morning +3° at 8.30am!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:41

Thank you both  

Can we stop the debate now and just agree to differ and get back to supporting each other?


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 13:38

Been to the supermarket.

I love the film Camelot, watched it again recently from a TV recording earlier this year. Half way through it switched to "Escape to the Country" because wretched OH had put it on the planner!

DD, I never know what to get men. Enjoy the theatre tonight.

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