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Wed 25-Dec-13
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eileen54
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Happy Christmas everyone

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Wed 25-Dec-13
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I thought I'd just pop in and wish everyone Merry Christmas. Just finished off my Christmas dinner (turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, roast carrots, roast parsnip, roast sprouts (I didn't want too much washing up!), home made gravy). Now time to sit back with a glass of bucks fizz and let it slowly digest...

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Wed 25-Dec-13
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wave Merry Christmas Mike! 

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Wed 25-Dec-13
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Crikey Mike, we were just having breakfast when you were finishing your lunch!  Dinner will be at about eight.  I have no idea what it will be yet.

I'll try that again!

Wed 25-Dec-13
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We had a 'healthy' breakfast of sweet brioche with whipped cream! We have a bit of a tradition of having some kind of sweet/pudding breakfast on christmas day. A couple of years ago we had waffles, chocolate sauce and cream.

We were up and ready for breakfast before 9 but when you've got a little-un, a nice long lie-in is pretty much impossible. We left it as long as possible but you can only take so much of a toddler bouncing around the room before you finally get the message and get up.

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Thu 26-Dec-13
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We stayed in a hotel whilst visiting daughter in Wales- their house is not big enough for us to stay in without evicting someone from a room. Our Grandchildren are now 11 and 14, so they were still asleep when their parents got up on Christmas day. We had a leisurely start, had brekkie in the hotel and then drove the short distance to daughters and the kids were still in their jammies! They had stocking presents to open before we arrived, so once we were all settled in, we all opened our main christmas pressies.

Very nice Turkey dinner (turkey crown cooked in its own vacuum packed oven proof bag) which was succulent and tasty with parmesan parsnips, roast potatoes, carrots, home made cranberry sauce (supplied by me- very nice it was) and I had one sprout- the grandkids are vegetarian so had an alternative to turkey. Followed by Christmas pudding and later for those still hungry a choice of proper Christmas cake and also a sponge cake version (marzipan and fondant icing on both)

We played Chicken foot and then settled down later to Strictly, Doctor Who, Downton etc with a buffet style tea.  Very nice day.

Son and Family visiting us over New Year so we have a few days to chill before they arrive.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Fri 27-Dec-13
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A very merry whatever you celebrate at this time of year. I had both families plus one for lunch on the 25th. and a happy time was had by all. First the gift exchange, then the meal with contributions from both families so I only had to cook the bird (an 11lb. capon), the roast potatoes and the gravy.The highlight was the flambéed plum pudding which oldest grandson declared the best he'd ever seen - guess he didn't remember last year! Then we all retired to either the kitchen to clean up or the games area - guess where I was. Actually the kitchen was the quieter place as the kids were completely wired by then, so over-excited. Finally they all packed up and departed and peace descended, a second load of dishes went into the dishwasher and soon it was time for a well-earned rest. That's enough excitement for me for a whole year!

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Tue 31-Dec-13
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I'll get my Happy New Year in early since I'm not sure if I can be bothered staying up for this one. We have a tiny person who's refusing to go to sleep and I'm exhausted so I expect I'll go to bed whenever she looks tired, which should hopefully be soon.

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I'm with you, Mike, I never manage to stay up until midnight, although I imagine it's pretty close to that time where you are. So I will toast you all with a dram of the good stuff and wish you all a spectacular 2014! 

Home is where the heart is.

Wed 1-Jan-14
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We  managed to stay up courtesy of chicken foot game which was started before and comtinued after midnight. So happy new year to those on GMT+1

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

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"HAPPY NEW YEAR!"  , I  did stay up to hear the Bells , and to greet my family, so greeting you all, my Forum family, may this year bring us peace in the World, good health for us and our loved ones.

Welcome 2014 winebig_hugchampagnepeace

Wed 1-Jan-14
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Happy New Year to all CSH forum members.  champagne  Spent the evening with son's in laws as the younger members of the family went out to watch a live band perform in a local pub.  Not our scene!!

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Well, I am feeling good and positive, despite the weather, so a good start to the new year.

I can't see world peace happening......well, not this year, if ever......but wish for health and happiness for all the lovely CSH forumites.  And here's hoping a few more of us can meet up this year!

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wave champagne  HAPPY NEW YEAR champagne    

I wish all of my friends here health and happiness and the very best for 2014.  I thank you for the love and support and all the laughs we share and I too echo Sue's words.  May more of us meet this year!   big_hug

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Happy New Year to everyone from me, too !

Wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness.

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until they're in hot water.
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