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As a child what Xmas present did you cherish most?

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Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 11 Dec 2012 19:42

Ann
was the old type lego not all the new fangled one where it has moveable parts lol showing my age now and yes is expensive now

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 17:51

Am thinking it must be the bigger Lego then Dawn....have bought the little man in my avatar ......playmobile castle....nearly fainted at the price!

Julia.......Talking about sewing knitting or embroidery gives me palpitations ;-) ;-)

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 11 Dec 2012 16:16

Ann
Zo loves it to and Nath always joins in . Tiddlers latest one was a drum set in lego


Was the mid 70s I bought it dont know what happened to it.

Julia

Julia Report 11 Dec 2012 16:16

**Ann** Indeed, what happened to one pillowcase each.

Mine are all girls to provide for this year, and I decided to crochet things for them. So, with 5 girls, that was 12 items, different colours and patterns each time, and a bag of stuffed toys for the baby of the bunch, including the bag.
Then I crocheted an Afghan for a daughter, and a blossoming cushion, and three sets of cowls and driving gloves for others.
I did start off this venture with fingers, now they are practically stumps. LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 16:13

Dawn......never knew they did a piano....my son is a Lego maniac, the attic is full of the stuff all with their original boxes....he won't part with any of it. He is 29 now and is still buying it would you believe......boys and their toys eh! :-)

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 11 Dec 2012 16:02

only thing i got close to a piano with was the lego one I bought with some Christmas money was out of WHSmith can still remember buying it and putting it together.

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 15:51

Julia......Have been doing some wrapping.....I think I may have bought the little Darlinks too much....forgot what I had bought over the weeks or rather ordered over the net!!!

What happened to the 1 pillowcase per person :-D

Julia

Julia Report 11 Dec 2012 13:23

**Ann**, mine would have been in the late 50's too.LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 13:01

:-D :-D :-D Guinevere

Julia.....you just reminded me....I also had a little piano...must have been in the 50's I think.....funny all the things you forget about.

Julia

Julia Report 11 Dec 2012 12:18

Aged about 9/10, I was bought a toy Baby Grand Piano. Older boy couson thought it would be a good idea to make it sound like Winifred Atwells Honky Tonk Piano, so stuck drawing pins in the end of all the hammers. Needless to say it did not work, and he had to buy me another out of his wages.
Still don't like him. Ha,ha

Julia in Derbyshire

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 11 Dec 2012 12:06

**Ann**, it wasn't as expensive to have a horse in the 60s as it is now, he lived in a field over the back of our house. So I could always see what he was up to.

He treated my father with as much respect as your daughter's treated your husband!

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 11 Dec 2012 11:50

Scozz Im like that with watches as well got one for christmas when I was about 10 and they kept going wrong but I didnt get the blame as my uncle was the same with watches.
People think Im mad when I say I cant wear a normal wind up watch glad youve proved Im not.


My 2nd christmas I got a doll I called mary still have her over forty years later and up until I was mid teens she went everywhere with me as couldnt sleep without her.

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 10:59

Tut tut Marilyn..I send all needed alterations to the sewing department at Harrods :-D

Blimey Jude.....that's terrible :-0

Geordie....missed your post.......that must have been traumatic to say the least :-0

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 11 Dec 2012 10:12

Yes l'm serious!!!

Don't know whether to say poor horse or poor OH...lol :-D

GeordieinNorfolk.......oh my word that is horrid, so sorry:(

jude

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 11 Dec 2012 09:55

**Ann**....Shame on you !.....No Needles !!

What do you do instead........ Staple everything together ??????

Tan hidden under bl@@dy jumpers , what a waste of sun . ;-)

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 09:37

Hello Marilyn....how's you? Tan faded yet? Think that would be my worst nightmare, getting a knitting or sewing kit for Xmas lol.

At this present time I do not even have a sewing needle in the house! It took me from 1st year to 4th year to complete an apron in sewing class for cookery lessons :-D

Guinevere...you win first prize for the most expensive Xmas present, we bought our daughter a horse when she was 12 and kept it in a field we owned....my husband on his way home from the pub decided to approach the gate and call her....she promptly head butted him in the face.. :-D

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 11 Dec 2012 07:34

We always went to Wales for Christmas with my grandparents so sometimes I wouldn't get my "best" present until we came home after Christmas but Santa would leave a note telling me it was waiting for me at home.

When I was 7 I opened my parcels one at at a time and assembled a whole new riding outfit (I was horse and pony crazy and had been having lessons since I was 3). Then more parcels arrived and there were grooming brushes and saddle soap. My brain took a while to get around that because I used to use the stuff at the riding school to groom the horse I'd had my lesson on and clean the kit.

I hardly dared allow myself to hope that I was getting what I asked for every year. I whispered, "Am I getting a horse?"

The answer was yes and I burst into tears and sobbed with happiness on and off all day.

We bought him just before Easter and he was my best friend for 7 years until he sadly had to be put down due to illness.

I can still remember that feeling when I dared to hope.

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 11 Dec 2012 00:57

Hello **Ann**

I wanted it to RAIN on Boxing day when I was about 7yrs we always went to my Nana house!!

My sister and I had an umbrella a plastic one her was Pink my was Green.....but it still never rained......But we walked to my Nana's house with our brolly's UP ! we were so chuffed didn't dawn on us how stupid that must have looked !!

What was the point in having a pressie that you couldn't use ...LOL

I was always wanted a new knitting set with needles, and I did .....the wool was always twisted with coloured yarn .....I loved knitting scarf's for my dolls.

Oh happy days ... :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 00:13

Naughty girl Amanda...tut tut ;-)

Amanda2003

Amanda2003 Report 10 Dec 2012 20:59

I think I must have been about five years old when I got my big teddy for Christmas . I remember being told by Mum NOT to look in Nans wardrobe ( what a silly thing to say to a nosey little girl ....lol ) , I peeped and saw him peeping back at me from the mysterious depths , so I knew before that Christmas day that he would be mine .

I have him still , a bit bald and bare but he still has both his eyes .

He is much cherished .