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Post by polgara on 15th November 2010, 3:46 pm

CW I like your idea real renewal if you see what I mean.

We always had a box of figs for my Dad & he would spend half his time cleaning all the little pips off his false teeth.

Also used to have a type of fondant cream that does not seem available now, used to buy it in the baccy/sweet shop called Finleys.

Perhaps you should buy a box of choc brazils & share them with LSS in memory of your Dad Badger.

Elen I think my piece of charred wood will passed on to Spar, as I think he is the one who will see to it. We have no chance of an open fire or a woodburner unless we win the lottery.

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Post by Adrian on 15th November 2010, 6:13 pm

That would be nice Pol, but you can't get them here. Sometimes the happy memory suffices eh

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Post by Guest on 15th November 2010, 7:44 pm

Hey, Pol, I hope you do win.

CW, like the return of last year into this year. We have a ceremonial burning of the decorations on 12th Night so none but the piece of wood from the fire gets carried fwd. will ask the spiris if they would like me to change this, this year.

And I love keeping up the old traditions :-)

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Post by flute on 15th November 2010, 9:04 pm

Don't forget the fairies! (Special ones!!!)

I know there is no tooth fairy, but fairies !

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Post by Compostwoman on 15th November 2010, 11:19 pm

Shocked Rolling Eyes Very Happy

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Post by Sparhawk on 16th November 2010, 1:54 am

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Been on the Jamiesons & cold mixture again boss???

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Post by Adrian on 16th November 2010, 2:04 am

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Post by flute on 16th November 2010, 8:23 am

Grr.

Special decorating fairies!!!

We put up a tree to call them, and they put all the room decorations in the front room, stopping off at nan's and grandad's to do theirs as well!

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Post by Lottie on 16th November 2010, 9:43 am

I've got to come up with some new ones, quick!!!! Shocked

Maggie informed me last noght she nolonger believes on FC so not to bother with stockings... Shocked Shocked Shocked I've been doing them for 17 years she can't just stop, she can't!!!! Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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Post by Compostwoman on 16th November 2010, 9:57 am

First year for us as well, so can't help, sorry Shocked

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Post by Dandelion on 16th November 2010, 10:22 am

Well, you could always say that you'd like to keep the custom up, so you'll carry on doing it, and could they do a little stocking for you in return? I'm not sure when they're too old for stockings - I'm still doing one each year for a 27 year old!!!!

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Post by polgara on 16th November 2010, 10:51 am

With a joke & a laugh is how we did it & then the faries, which will come later.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 16th November 2010, 1:11 pm

I still do stockings for DD (28 this year) and DS (26) if he's at home
The stocking HAS to contain an apple, a tangerine, a bag of chocolate coins and a chocolate Santa topped off with a cracker. Add to that a couple of little wrapped up gifts. It means there's still something to open when prezzies these days usually just consist of the money
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Post by Compostwoman on 16th November 2010, 2:52 pm

Just because Cg now knows, doesn't mean we will stop doing the stocking...its a nice thing to have for her to open before we come down and open the wrapped up presents together...

I hope we will be doing what you do AJB when Cg is 28. (gulp...I will be 66, then.... gulp)


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Post by polgara on 16th November 2010, 3:14 pm

I did have have a stocking when I was a child, with the tangerine, chocs etc in, but as we grew up it sort of changed to haveing a few small gifts on Boxing Day 6 actually which included sweets. Still do it now for everyone as it makes a nice evening with a buffet & a few drinks. We are talking very small & often novelty things. Easy with the girls of the family, but not so easy with the boys.

The stocking thing mainly stopped because it was so cold & we waited for the fire to be lit, a cup of tea & a choccy biscuit, they were a luxury in those days, then we sat round together & opened our presants before breakfast & church.

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Post by Lottie on 16th November 2010, 9:43 pm

Phew.... Laughing

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I couldn't not do stockings.....!!! I shall continue.. Very Happy

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Post by danksshady on 17th November 2010, 7:30 am

I had a stocking till I left home at 17 Very Happy
my children don't have stockings but the ydo and laways have had a few small things left at the bottom of there bed, usually in a pillowcase loveflag
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Post by polgara on 17th November 2010, 5:49 pm

In 1944 my Mum bought The Christmas Book by Enid Blyton for my brother. As far back as I can remember she used to read a chapter every night for about 2 weeks before Christmas, this was even when we got older. It is a story, but combines customs & the nativity story as well.

Even now, so many years after Mum passed on I still read the book every year. Once I start it I can almost recite it word for word, but it is so nice & comforting.

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Post by Zoe on 17th November 2010, 7:22 pm

Lottie wrote:I've got to come up with some new ones, quick!!!! Shocked

Maggie informed me last noght she nolonger believes on FC so not to bother with stockings... Shocked Shocked Shocked I've been doing them for 17 years she can't just stop, she can't!!!! Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
What did you guys do when your kids nolonger believed? This is a whole new territory for me...

Argh THAT age. Really she still wants the love and support but she IS grown up now. I just stuck more useful things in like guitar strings and plectrums...but still did it. He sulked the year I didn't do it.....

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 17th November 2010, 8:25 pm

Ask her if she doesn't want an Easter egg either as she surely doesn't believe in the Easter bunny either.

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Post by polgara on 18th November 2010, 6:32 pm

Did you know Christmas cards began so Victorian children could show there parents a composition that they had written & decorated.
Then parents thought it would be a good idea to greet friends in this way.

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Post by flute on 21st November 2010, 9:10 pm

When did you start making yours this year?

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Post by polgara on 21st November 2010, 10:31 pm

Don`t ask but it was a long time ago lol!

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st November 2010, 11:45 pm

About 3 months ago in ernest, but I make a few now and then all year round....

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Post by flute on 30th November 2010, 10:12 pm

Oo ooo ooo oo!!!! Very important question: Angel/Fairy or star ?

I wonder what my little picture will be now?!!!

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