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TheBlackKnight Report 21 Oct 2012 01:05

How long 'til Christmas?

64 Days
22 Hours
55 Minutes

Not long now :-)


TheBlackKnight Report 25 Oct 2012 00:01

60 Days


Barbinsglos Report 25 Oct 2012 14:04

OK 5EXY :-P :-P

I give in and am now "thinking" about it. Pen and paper at the ready but as yet nothing. Stray has finished everything omg.

Where's inspiration when you need it


Merlin Report 25 Oct 2012 14:11

Ask John,He,s full of information :-D


Barbinsglos Report 25 Oct 2012 14:25

Only if its in plain english ok John? ;-)


Robert Report 25 Oct 2012 15:00

Baa Humbug


TheBlackKnight Report 25 Oct 2012 22:14

Barbinsglos you did ask, so hear it is. :-)

There's More to Christmas...
There's more, much more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for good will to all! :-)


TheBlackKnight Report 25 Oct 2012 23:14

How long 'til Christmas?

60 Days
00 Hours
45 Minutes

...But who's counting? :-)


TheBlackKnight Report 26 Oct 2012 18:23

59 Days
05 Hours
36 Minutes

..But who's counting? :-D


Barbinsglos Report 26 Oct 2012 18:54

Thanks for the lovely verse but still not inspired enough

Just so that I wont fail to remember
I'll look in again at the start of December

Now back to my bag of humbugs



TheBlackKnight Report 28 Oct 2012 23:12

Barbinsglos here is somthing you might have written. :-)


It's Christmas again, and as I stand here gazing up at the stars
I wonder what they reckon of it all gazing down from mars,
It's all beyond me it were so simple when I were a lad
You got what you got and was mighty glad.

People are to greedy today damned computers and mobile phones
Text messages and all kinds of pictures and musical tones,
Rush and tear all over the place creating pollution it's a disgrace
Yes, that's the trouble with the world today it's all to fast as if we're in a race

Well Happy Christmas to you if there is such a thing today
Families ain't so close as they used to be what do you say,
All the fun seems to have disappeared to me it's all a bit weird
Well I've had me moan so i'll have a pint now and shave of me beard.

This red suit seems to get smaller every year
Still as long as I keep the children happy my dear,
Cause they're the ones that keep a smile on my face
God bless you all and I'll see you next year.


Cooper Report 29 Oct 2012 16:10

Ah ha :-D

The homemade figgy puddings are being ordered by the lady in our local far shop today :-D :-D :-D

Christmas is on its way :-D



TheBlackKnight Report 3 Nov 2012 00:25

How long 'til Christmas?

51 Days
23 Hours
35 Minutes

...But who's counting? :-)


StrayKitten Report 3 Nov 2012 07:05

wont be long now, but why cant i stop buying? i was done agesssss ago but still i order new stuff lololol


wisechild Report 3 Nov 2012 07:20

A new Brit couple have just moved to Menorca, so I have invited them for Christmas lunch, knowing that things are not the same here & she won´t have had time to suss out where she can get what she wants, or work out what she can have as a substitute because what she wants isn´t available (eg Xmas pud&cake, mincemeat, suet etc, etc).
Don´t think she actually believes that these things aren´t available. She´ll soon find out.
Have just realised what I have let myself in for, but we Brits have to stick together.


StrayKitten Report 3 Nov 2012 07:21

thats is so nice of you, hope its a wonderful day for you


TheBlackKnight Report 4 Nov 2012 01:02

How long 'til Christmas?

50 Days
22 Hours
58 minutes

Not long now.

Well done to you Stray for getting all your shopping done already.


GinN Report 6 Nov 2012 19:09

I say every year....."I will ignore Christmas as long as possible, until panic sets in. I will not buy tons of unnecessary food. Everybody will just be given money, even the grandkids. I will DEFINITELY cut down the Christmas card list.
And what have I done today? Bought a dozen presents, a Christmas pudding and assorted nibbles, and 6 packs of cards.

I fall for it every year!


JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Nov 2012 19:11

SLAPS RON do you have to remind us

i myself are not Reddy opps ;-) ;-)


Cooper Report 6 Nov 2012 19:18

Quick everyone. There is a certain Irish cream yummy drink on offer fro £11 at a certain supermarket where i live. If its on offer in one the others will follow :0)

I got a bottle for my Aunt for Christmas. The first pressie I have bought so far. Well its not exactly the first. I sent my eldest off with Christmas in her suitcases in October. She is working on a cruise liner and will be away for six months. Celebrating Christmas day in the Caribbean lucky thing. :0)