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Am I the only one feeling a bit like Scrooge

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**Ann** Report 28 Nov 2012 20:30

The thought of all the chores, food shopping, present shopping, card writing and endless queues everywhere. The fight for the last parking space for miles!

People wanting to throttle each other over the last bag of sprouts. :-(


Mersey Report 28 Nov 2012 20:33



BarbinSGlos Report 28 Nov 2012 20:36

No Ann your not the only one to feel like that.

My catchphrase at the moment is, i'm not doin xmas this year.

Yeh right, the family say.

Gotta do it though haven't we :-( :-(

Shops are manic already :-| :-|


ButtercupFields Report 28 Nov 2012 20:42

I am full of the joys of Christmas. Just had a leisurely (people don't [push old ladies! lol) shopping trip down Oxford Street and the lights and atmosphere really got to me. Mind you I don't have much to do as I go away each Christmas. Bring it on! :-D <3



JustGinnie Report 28 Nov 2012 20:46

I don't understand why people go so mad at christmas, it's only a couple of days at most.

Present shopping I do a couple a week and as much on line as I can. I hate crowded places which can make shopping difficult at this time of year lol. I am fortunate that I can go when shops are quieter, wouldn't like to have to take children around shops now.

I love christmas though and feel lucky that I have family spend it with us.


**Ann** Report 28 Nov 2012 20:48

At this moment in time the past is where I would like to be Mersey......when my mum who loved Xmas did everything for the family and made it a special time for all. catchphrase also :-D

However daughter SIL and kids have invited themselves for the big day so will have to pull my socks up and get going!

Wonder did he ever feel the same....look at the DOB!

Day:1Month:1Year:1663Forename:RobertOthernames:Surname:ScroogeFathers forenames:RobertFathers occupation:Mothers forenames:MaryBirth date:25 December 1663Address:Location of church:WappingParish:St JohnChurch address:WappingEntry No:Source Ref:X099/010Transcriber Note:Original Note:Record source:Docklands Ancestors
Find out more Data provider:Docklands Ancestors LtdTranscriptions © Docklands Ancestors Ltd


StrayKitten Report 28 Nov 2012 20:56

oh not me, iv shopped, wrtten cards, all i need is to put my decs up weekend after next, anddddddddd wrap :-D :-D i just love christmas,

except the songs i hate the christmas songs and they have them on a loop at work arggggggg lololol


**Ann** Report 28 Nov 2012 21:56

Hello Stray

I love Xmas also....just not all the work beforehand, I would like to be Tabatha the witch and wrinkle my nose and all will done and dusted.

That's an idea.....put n my Xmas cd's it might get me in the mood :-D


AnninGlos Report 28 Nov 2012 22:12

**Ann** Do you think when you are long gone your daughter will be saying

At this moment in time the past is where I would like to be ......when my mum who loved Xmas did everything for the family and made it a special time for all.

:-D :-D :-D

Wonder if your Mum sometimes wished somebody else could do all the work!!


**Ann** Report 28 Nov 2012 22:20

Yes Ann for sure......she loves Xmas here. When I suggested she may like to go to In Laws for a change and come here Boxing Day instead...she was horrified at the thought.....good job her hubby enjoys my cooking!

Not sure if my mum ever had the thought....she truly loved all things Xmas and would be on the phone in September asking us what pressie we fancied that year!



StrayKitten Report 28 Nov 2012 22:35

start in march like me, then its stress free,

to be honest i said to mum tonight, feels really strange not to be runnign around panicking that i havent got enough in, or enough money to buy this n that,


Suzanne Report 28 Nov 2012 23:23

Oh i love christmas,but have had to tighten the belt this yr due to the fact that i now have 3 grandchildren and one on the way due in feb.
my own children are on a budget from me and Oh because we are spending our money on our grandchildren instead(christmas is for children)
christmas dinner in my house this yr and we have 12,christmas dinner is always at mum and dads house,this yr we have my parents and our sons partner,plus our daughter,her hubby and little mia,and our youngest sons friend,anyone is invited to our christmas lunch,brother and eldeat sons friend on standby. :-D


GRMarilyn Report 28 Nov 2012 23:53

Hello **Ann**

I love Christmas.....everything about it ......except.....Christmas Cards !!

Oh where do I start !! .....I have more back than I send that makes me feel guilty & depressed .Ugh.

I'm always glad to take them sad am I ?

The decs can stay up all of January them ..

As lovely as cards look, they always fall down around me, never got enough places to hang them, I have tried all sorts all fancy ways to hang them. So this Christmas I'm NOT sending ANY, if I did I would have to go carol singing for a few bob for the stamp money !! LOL ........many will get Phone Calls & E-mails of good Cheers......

Nice to be different aint It .?. ..... :-(


**Ann** Report 29 Nov 2012 00:16

Oh trust you Mrs Happy! Easy to say as you float along on your inflatable crocodile without a care in the world. Hot is it? :-P


GRMarilyn Report 29 Nov 2012 00:41

LOL **Ann**

Yes its a mere 84 degrees......... Dont do Crocs .!!

Well at least I haven't got a snowman to dress up !! what's it like back there ? ..... I think I read snow was on the way ....He He ... : Ho Ho Ho ..-D


**Ann** Report 29 Nov 2012 01:09

Freezing tonight and a full moon. Have had terrible weather over weekend rain and gales. Flooding in a lot of the country....St Asaph about 30mins away had it really bad with the river banks bursting and flooding 5ft deep....900 homes there.....really shocking stuff to watch....poor people...a lot not insured!

Dry for next few days.....then heavy rain again for the new week. Daily Mail saying this is going to be a hard winter with temps -20 dec/jan......hope they are wrong. Off to bed now as OH will have warmed it up!

Watch out for Jaws!


GRMarilyn Report 29 Nov 2012 03:20


Thanks for cheering me up !!......about the weather :-S

I'm coming home for Christmas my darlings need me home , but out here again after :-D

I'm all geared up for back home Thermals are with I wont freeze..Brr. ;-)

I have kept in touch with UK news and I agree its pretty frightening.

I hope your in bed .....its way past your time...... I'm just doing reading the UK tabloids.

Night **Ann** x


LadyScozz Report 29 Nov 2012 05:09

It's only me & OH......... family all live either interstate or in other countries.

I've got bits & pieces for OH (he'll get his own pressie, golf shoes!). The only other person we buy a gift for is OH's mother........ and the shop I want to go to is having a sale starting this Saturday... I'll go on Monday morning.

We have our Christmas dinner & exchange pressies on Christmas Eve, and spend Christmas Day grazing and lazing around.

If we're feeling energetic we might go for a walk on the beach :-D We'll go to the section where dogs are allowed...... might see Sandy Claws. :-D :-D


**Ann** Report 29 Nov 2012 10:24

Hello Scozz,

Sounds like a relaxing Xmas to me....I am jealous!


PollyinBrum Report 29 Nov 2012 10:38

I must admit that Christmas for me used to be all rush, and fuss with lots of work and never enough time. I love giviing presents but hated shopping for them when the shops were packed . I always avoided buying Christmas presents early, possibly because I was too busy doing other things. I did not enjoy the build up, but always loved it when the time came,. Miraculously, somehow I was always organised at the last minute. However this year is the first Christmas I have not been working full time, so I am well ahead, I have brought and wrapped almost all of the presents, and done some food shopping. I am actually enjoying it. Bring it on! ;-)