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  • SunnyLeslie
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    From the Christmas holidays of my parents' childhood and youth, I have only Christmas tree decorations left. They are already old, but still cute. I try to use them very carefully so as not to damage them accidentally.

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  • 70s kid
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    Everything that has been said previously in this fine thread and...the Christmas party at primary school and seeing that pretty girl you had a crush on in a party dress.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    How frustrating I can remember when some bottles of wine were ruined in the past because you couldn't get the cork out lol
    I will not buy Croft Original again as a result - I am going back to Harvey's Bristol Cream instead.

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  • George 1978
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by Danniella View Post
    Send the card back! Only joking. :-)
    I could think of it as being early for next Christmas... just like those hamper adverts on the TV...

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  • Danniella
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I finally received a Christmas card from a friend of mine in today's post - 7th January when I have taken all the cards down yesterday!

    I know that today happens to be the Orthodox Christmas Day but that is probably just a coincidence!
    Send the card back! Only joking. :-)

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  • George 1978
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    I finally received a Christmas card from a friend of mine in today's post - 7th January when I have taken all the cards down yesterday!

    I know that today happens to be the Orthodox Christmas Day but that is probably just a coincidence!

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  • George 1978
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by Danniella View Post
    Have you tried the trick with a match/lighter? My friend once did it and it works!
    Health and safety would not permit it.

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  • Danniella
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Tried to have a glass of sherry at midnight, but couldn't open the damn bottle. I'll see if the relatives can open it on Boxing Day.
    Have you tried the trick with a match/lighter? My friend once did it and it works!

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  • Moonraker
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    I was close to my uncle. He take me to see Chelsea FC in the mid 70s and even took me to see the bond films in the mid 70s event hough they were rated AA

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  • victorbrunswick
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by Danniella View Post
    I'm the opposite, my late father had 15 siblings, so i have tons of cousins and second cousins, there's loads I've never met and probably never will.
    Growing up I was never that close with my uncles, aunts and cousins. But now I have a large sort of surrogate family whom I spend holidays with and their family gathetings are quite lively.

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  • amethyst
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Tried to have a glass of sherry at midnight, but couldn't open the damn bottle. I'll see if the relatives can open it on Boxing Day.
    How frustrating I can remember when some bottles of wine were ruined in the past because you couldn't get the cork out lol

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  • George 1978
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Tried to have a glass of sherry at midnight, but couldn't open the damn bottle. I'll see if the relatives can open it on Boxing Day.

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  • amethyst
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    It took me an hour to go round Morrisons more or less straight through at the checkouts no queuing.Lots of empty shelves staff were re stocking a few things I didn't get.No goose fat roast potatoes,no jelly shots,no wax cheeses,no Turkey gravy,no Turkey foil.Called in Home Bargains on the way back lots of empty shelves,no toiletries gift sets,no Turkey foil.You would swear that there is a food shortage,no sprouts in Asda on the Welsh news

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  • George 1978
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Well I certainly wouldn't have been getting up this early on Christmas Eve to go shopping in the supermarket by 6am.I mean we used to look forward to some nice luxuries at xmas a fresh Turkey from the market box chocolates shell nuts etc, not same anymore queues in shops traffic jams customers moaning 45 mins queuing at the checkouts,swearing in front of children in Hamleys toy store in London because a woman couldn't be bothered to wait in line for a lift to the upper floors absolutely disgrace had my rant of day really looking forward to venturing out
    I did my lot on Saturday as I mentioned before, while I got the stuff that I either forgot or wasn't available yesterday.

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  • George 1978
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Originally posted by Mulletino View Post
    Christmas has definitely changed for me since having my own family, plus being in a different country where Christmas is in the middle of summer (which is hot) takes some getting used to. It never feels as "christmassy" here to me as it did back home.
    As you are in Australia, I was wondering at the moment whether the bushfires are affecting you where you are? I believe that it is affecting the postal service over there because I usually get a Christmas card from someone who lives in Victoria and it hasn't arrived if he has received - I know that it's not exactly down the road from Great Britain, but I usually get one from him by now and I believe that the bushfires are the result of the delay.

    A case of "I'm dreaming of a hot Christmas" methinks.

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