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Christmas wish List!!!
Sun 5-Dec-10
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kayerunrig
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Heres a thought this is my secret christmas wish list all the things if i was a selfish materialistic person id buy for myself , theres no chance anyone will buy me them but i have my fantasies !!!

Dear Santa

First id like a silicon rolling pin , my beloved Tupperware one is dying fast

Second ,a pantry , i suffer from severe pantry Envy which is a sin

Third , motivated children , not sure how that can be achieved

Fourth , a trolley dash round Lakeland , how many Creuset items can you fit in a trolley ?

 

 See im quite easily pleased. What would everyone like that they know theyre not going to get?

Sun 5-Dec-10
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A small woodburner in the sitting room to replace the stupid gas fire ( never used as might as well just burn folding money) and a King Sized bed so the other two  (Sir and Andrewcat) can get on with taking up too much space without disturbing me quite as mucha s they do at present.

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Sun 5-Dec-10
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Dear Santa

I would like my house all decorated and get rid of the gas heating as it is so expensive.  (LPG)   It has just gone up another 4.5p per litre.  It went up 2.5p in October!!.  I could get it converted to solid fuel and there is plenty of wood on the estate.   That would be a great present.

But most of all I would like to spend Christmas with my grandchildren in Fife, but it is not possible.   My friend who looks after my dogs goes away for Christmas, and I look after a spaniel for him.  At least he takes his own dogs with him    Perhaps one day the family might manage to come to me.  It would be nice to cook dinner for them all.   

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Sun 5-Dec-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Dear Santa,

Thank you for taking the time to read my wish list, I promise I'll make it brief.

All I'd like for Christmas is one thing.

I'd like to win the lottery.

Then with that money, I will open a "proper" hardware store. One with wood floors that creak, good lighting (but not too bright), and have things that you need and a staff that will help the customers without making them feel stupid.

I will put a large wood stove in the corner of the store, near a coffee pot that will be always clean and always have coffee in it. And also in that corner I will ensconce my "Honorary Old Man" that the staff can go ask questions of when they get stumped, and he can tell stories to everybody when things are slow. I'll probably out a couple of rocking chairs and a checker board in that corner too.

Thank you for yout time in considering this matter.

Merry Christmas,

Michelle

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Mon 6-Dec-10
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Heather E
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Dear Santa

I'd very much like to visit Michelle's hardware store.  I hope she stocks lots and lots of different types of string.  And knives.  If she does, can I bring my OH with me.  He's in 7th Heaven when he discovers string and knives in hardware stores.  I'd leave him to run amok, and I'd just sit in the corner in my rocking chair, sipping superb coffee and listening to stories. Wonderful.  And I'd get to meet Michelle, so that's a big bonus.

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Mon 6-Dec-10
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I'd like to visit Michelle's hardware store, and browse and browse, and stock up on lots of things.

And if I won the lottery, she could come and visit our local iron monger, and also the ones in Chagford, which are if anything even better. Then she might find a few new things to stock, and she could convince the local store that pyrex pie plates are worth stocking, even if they have to be imported, and that the silicon dots for stopping drawers and doors slamming noisily are useful, and other things I can't remember at the moment. And we could have a good visit here!

Mon 6-Dec-10
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Heather E
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Yay - ironmongery in Chagford - happy days!  Dear Santa, if you can't manage to whizz me over to M's store, I'd be happy to settle for warm feet and a warm back in bed ALL NIGHT, every night. 

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Mon 6-Dec-10
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I forgot to mention the small printing press.

Michelle, might you have one of those in stock?

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Mon 6-Dec-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Heather, a good hardware store would have a proper string section, and I would stock all types of string and twine and stretchy bits for tying things up, or down or onto something else. Very essential.

And knives, you have to have knives. Leatherman, espacally.

We will meet one day Heather, you'll have to come to the Cottage Samllholder Ball, I'm really, really, really trying to scrape together enough money to come. So you will have to be there too!

Oh my goodness Barbara, you can't get pyrex?  eeek 

What kind of a place are you in that you can't get pyrex? I would come on a buying trip to Devon, and we will convince them to stock pyrex, and the little silicone dots too. And have a really good visit too. big_hug

And for you Kate, I WOULD get you a printing press. I would. I'd do that for you.

And then I'd buy you all plane tickets so you can come shop in my store. Because, hey, Santa let me win the lottery.....big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

 

 

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Tue 7-Dec-10
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wave  Hey Michelle can I come too although I do have to confess hardware doesn't exactly thrill me. BUT sitting at your wood stove drinking coffee and doing some people watching in the warm and friendly atmosphere does appeal greatly.  I don't do a lot of people watching here, hen watching, duck watching etc etc etc, but no people to watch.  So could you please indulge this little fantasy of mine.  I could keep the coffee pot full while you showed people  proudly round your emporium.  wink

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Tue 7-Dec-10
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Erm, tummy tuck, face lift, a wee tait  botox, bum implants (used to have one, don't know where it went tho, someone nicked it!!!!).  No I'm kiddin, don't need anything except good health and happiness to one and allsmooch

Tue 7-Dec-10
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Rae Mond
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Ooo that hardware store sounds wonderful.

Have you guys heard of the shop/cafe type things that have been opening up around the UK that have sewing machines people can borrow, and people to give lessons on how to hem trousers or fix seams and things? like a drop in crafting type place with coffee and cakes. I keep thinking it might be fun to set up such a place in one of the many empty units in Cardiff centre.

I think you've got the right idea in many ways Michelle, winning the lottery would be a great christmas present, it would enable so much!

More modestly, I'd really like a jam funnel. I know they're not massively expensive things to buy. But I manage ok with the little plastic funnel, i just have to poke marmalade shreds through it with a chopstick. And a recipe book for paperchase, that you can move the leaves around and add more when it gets full. Again, these are usually less than £10, but I have a functioning recipe book, albeit one that isn't quite in the order I'd like to be and only has 5 sections (currently labeled cakes, jams, booze, meat and other, an insight into my baking preferences perhaps?).

And more storage boxes, or just a big gift voucher for hobbycraft, so i could go crazy getting snazzy storage things for my beads and ribbons and findings and threads and fabrics and cards and tools and glues and wools and needles and hooks.... oh I could go absolutely crazy with that stuff.

or book tokens.

Or, and this is the main idea that Sam is promoting to his parents on my behalf, contributions to the cost of a sailing theory course, and sailing theory books, and plotting instruments.

So I don't want much really whistle

 

oh, and world peace wink

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Tue 7-Dec-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

Oh my goodness Barbara, you can't get pyrex?  eeek 

What kind of a place are you in that you can't get pyrex? I would come on a buying trip to Devon, and we will convince them to stock pyrex, and the little silicone dots too. And have a really good visit too. big_hug

And then I'd buy you all plane tickets so you can come shop in my store. Because, hey, Santa let me win the lottery.....big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

 


 

Michelle, I can get pyrex, just not pie plates, at least not the last time I looked. P let one fall out of the fridge when he was getting milk for morning tea a year or three ago. I still miss the pie dish! He also vetoed replacing it when we were in the US a couple of years ago because they are so heavy. Next visit I will get one anyway!

And we will have that visit. big_hug

Tue 7-Dec-10
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kayerunrig said:

Heres a thought this is my secret christmas wish list all the things if i was a selfish materialistic person id buy for myself , theres no chance anyone will buy me them but i have my fantasies !!!

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 See im quite easily pleased. What would everyone like that they know theyre not going to get?


 

I don't really need any 'things.'

 

The one thing I'd really like that I know I'm never going to get is for human beings to stop being horrible to the planet and each other.

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Tue 7-Dec-10
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Michelle sweetybig_hug

would this hardware store have a drawer for all those things that are very important and useful but you will never have a use for until the week after you throw them away ,because i would then have somewhere to take all of mine instead of throwing them away ,and then i would have a huge drawer for all the chocolate i mite get for Christmas (if i can convince Santa im'e a good boy) MOS

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