Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Dec 2013, 15:20

myglaren wrote:
Xac wrote:Well that's the Xmas magic pretty much disposed of. Sat in a social club with everyone drinking drinks they've got at home, its chilly, I've just spilt my appletiser and the barman is rude. Really don't feel like opening presents later. *sigh*
Christmas is crap, isn't it?
I just drove from Staines to Lewisham, then to Heathrow and back to Staines to save someone a £75 taxi fare to the airport. Let it not be said that I'm not Christmas spirited.

It is crap though. Yes.

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2013, 15:44

I must say mine has turned out OK. Girls got me two lovely presents, a proper china mixing bowl and a Hairy Bikers casserole dish.

The duck a l'orange turned out superb..

Mike, that was good of you...

Xac, so sorry to hear that. Once you get home it'll all be OK...

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Dec 2013, 16:10

I was in the process of preparing the Christmas turkey but it was getting a bit stressful. I took a deep breath and ask myself what Nigella would do? So I smoked a joint and had a line of cocaine.

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by myglaren » 25 Dec 2013, 16:41

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Xaccers » 25 Dec 2013, 16:45

myglaren wrote:
Xac wrote:Well that's the Xmas magic pretty much disposed of. Sat in a social club with everyone drinking drinks they've got at home, its chilly, I've just spilt my appletiser and the barman is rude. Really don't feel like opening presents later. *sigh*
Christmas is crap, isn't it?
Xmas is a magical time of year and I love it, but nothing kills that magic quicker than a boring hour spent at a dull social club for no apparent reason.
It dulls the specialness of the presents and makes the day feel like any other.

I much prefer getting up, sharing presents, having lunch then seeing family.

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2013, 19:38

Northern_Mike wrote:I was in the process of preparing the Christmas turkey but it was getting a bit stressful. I took a deep breath and ask myself what Nigella would do? So I smoked a joint and had a line of cocaine.
Good old Nigella :-D You can always rely on her for good crisis advice...

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by mds141 » 25 Dec 2013, 19:50

Xac wrote:
myglaren wrote:
Xac wrote:Well that's the Xmas magic pretty much disposed of. Sat in a social club with everyone drinking drinks they've got at home, its chilly, I've just spilt my appletiser and the barman is rude. Really don't feel like opening presents later. *sigh*
Christmas is crap, isn't it?
Xmas is a magical time of year and I love it, but nothing kills that magic quicker than a boring hour spent at a dull social club for no apparent reason.
It dulls the specialness of the presents and makes the day feel like any other.

I much prefer getting up, sharing presents, having lunch then seeing family.
Xac, that has described my day perfectly. Got up, had coffee, then a glass of orange juice. Breakfast consisted of a bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese. Presents unwrapped, then off to my Aunty's with Mum & Dad in the XM. I always enjoy seeing my Mum's reflection in the rear view mirror of the XM, as she looks like the Mayoress of Lancaster in the almost limousine like sumptuousness of the rear seat. Hope everyone has had an enjoyable day. :)

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by mds141 » 25 Dec 2013, 19:52

Northern_Mike wrote:I was in the process of preparing the Christmas turkey but it was getting a bit stressful. I took a deep breath and ask myself what Nigella would do? So I smoked a joint and had a line of cocaine.

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2013, 19:58

mds141 wrote:[ I always enjoy seeing my Mum's reflection in the rear view mirror of the XM, as she looks like the Mayoress of Lancaster in the almost limousine like sumptuousness of the rear seat. Hope everyone has had an enjoyable day. :)
A car fit for a queen Mark :-D I know exactly what you mean... Rear seat passengers look very regal...

Pleased you had a good Christmas :-D

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Post by Eddie Nuff » 25 Dec 2013, 21:57

Ah well that's me done for the day. Everyone tipsy, happy . . . and at home!

Hardest decision of the day to make now . . . Scotch or Irish? . . and none of that blended crap neither. :-D :-D

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 26 Dec 2013, 20:06

Bit dark, but some might like them;

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Mind you, don't let small children watch (unless you WANT to put them off Father Christmas!).

PS, my brothers showed me these; I'm not that twisted (well, I'm not prepared to admit to that!).

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Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by addo » 23 Oct 2014, 19:31

Not long before we're all faced with manifold evocations of the Christmas Irrit ...I mean Spirit.

Plastic trees in the shops, tacky advertising, tiresome repeats of carols sung by members of the Rat Pack. And insane traffic across town every afternoon.

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Oct 2014, 19:33

It is already manifesting itself. Christmas puddings, tinsel, and mince pies with a November sell by date!

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by CitroJim » 23 Oct 2014, 19:35

Hell Razor5543 wrote:It is already manifesting itself. Christmas puddings, tinsel, and mice pies with a November sell by date!
I know. I'm hating it already :evil:

Says he who baked his Christmas cake last week :roll: :lol:

I was heard to mutter some profanity when I spotted how Festive Tesco had become a couple of weeks ago..

Roll on midnight on Boxing Day I say... All over again then for another year :-D

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 23 Oct 2014, 19:42

Christmas cakes do NOT count! They HAVE to be prepared ahead of Christmas so that they can mature (and get properly loaded!) properly in time for Christmas. I mean, how long does it take for a decent whisky to mature? Certainly not a few days!