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Title: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 09, 2019, 10:54:55 AM
Happy Christmas to everyone. I have Roger's present ready: a watch that tells him his current position on his golf course and the calories he is burning. It just displays the words LOST and NONE on the screen.

As for Tarks, I have decided on some crayons and a colouring book. I think it's time for him to flex those artistic muscles.

For Diane, I'm considering a Moose saddle.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 09, 2019, 07:18:19 PM
If you do decide to get me a moose saddle, may I be cheeky and also ask for a stepladder - those guys are so tall - all legs.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 09, 2019, 07:28:18 PM
We don't usually host xmas but it turns out that this year we are - and of course it is not just a meal but putting people up for 2 or 3 nights - there will be at least 7 maybe 9, possibly 15 people coming (all in-laws) - I have beds for 5 and that is only because my daughter is having a gap year in New Zealand and her room is free. So I have cleaning, decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and dog baths to do this week and we just got 4" of new snow this morning that I had to shovel but am I panicking? No, just crying a little bit. 
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 09, 2019, 07:45:54 PM
This is us every Christmas. We seem to have the amazing idea, usually around the end of November, of decorating a certain room of the house. This year it's the kitchen.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 10, 2019, 12:34:42 AM
Oh I meant xmas decorating - hanging those ding dongs merrily on high and putting up a tree sort of thing - however I spent last week painting our bedroom which is hard to do when you have no room to take the furniture out but slide it around like a puzzle and paint the wall that is then exposed.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 10, 2019, 11:03:40 AM
Do you have a real tree or an artificial one?
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 10, 2019, 12:00:01 PM
Do you have a real tree or an artificial one?

Both - but not sure if we will go out and get a real tree this year - normally my daughter is the one who likes to do that but she's not around with her ax this year. I have a couple of table top ones that I won in past years at the festival of trees (charity that you bid on) so I may just go with them.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on December 10, 2019, 01:16:28 PM
We don't usually host xmas but it turns out that this year we are - and of course it is not just a meal but putting people up for 2 or 3 nights - there will be at least 7 maybe 9, possibly 15 people coming (all in-laws) - I have beds for 5 and that is only because my daughter is having a gap year in New Zealand and her room is free. So I have cleaning, decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and dog baths to do this week and we just got 4" of new snow this morning that I had to shovel but am I panicking? No, just crying a little bit.

If it gets too much, Diane, just spare a thought for me...all alone at Christmas, just me and no-one else to share it with. Can't wait! It's going to be brilliant!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 10, 2019, 05:41:12 PM
Repeat after me: humbug!
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 10, 2019, 11:08:30 PM
We don't usually host xmas but it turns out that this year we are - and of course it is not just a meal but putting people up for 2 or 3 nights - there will be at least 7 maybe 9, possibly 15 people coming (all in-laws) - I have beds for 5 and that is only because my daughter is having a gap year in New Zealand and her room is free. So I have cleaning, decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and dog baths to do this week and we just got 4" of new snow this morning that I had to shovel but am I panicking? No, just crying a little bit.

If it gets too much, Diane, just spare a thought for me...all alone at Christmas, just me and no-one else to share it with. Can't wait! It's going to be brilliant!  ;D

You lucky git.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Roger Kettle on December 11, 2019, 02:48:16 PM
As usual, my house will be filled with supermodels and A-list celebrities. Damned annoying.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 15, 2019, 12:25:48 AM
Well at least you don't have to prepare grub for the supermodels.

We had about 13-14" of new fluffy snow this week - looks like a picture postcard.

Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 15, 2019, 04:25:17 AM
AND - my in-laws cancelled their visit. I got the house mostly clean and put a lot of effort into putting up decorations but hadn't yet done the big grocery shop so that worked out.

So that is our plans changed to sitting around watching movies in our jammies with just our two boys staying (grown men now) perhaps playing some board games and outside time shooting targets. 
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 15, 2019, 08:48:16 AM
AND - my in-laws cancelled their visit. I got the house mostly clean and put a lot of effort into putting up decorations but hadn't yet done the big grocery shop so that worked out.

Invite them next year and then go on holiday.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on December 16, 2019, 04:00:18 PM
AND - my in-laws cancelled their visit. I got the house mostly clean and put a lot of effort into putting up decorations but hadn't yet done the big grocery shop so that worked out.

So that is our plans changed to sitting around watching movies in our jammies with just our two boys staying (grown men now) perhaps playing some board games and outside time shooting targets.

Good going, Diane! 15 down, only three to go.  (y)
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Roger Kettle on December 16, 2019, 08:37:18 PM
 ;D
Dare I ask, Tarks---will your annual Christmas treat be appearing?
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 16, 2019, 11:19:08 PM
I'm pondering over whether to send every member of Cameldung a copy of my new board game: The Return of the Son of Stupidemic 3, Part 4, or whether to just pig out and watch television.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on December 16, 2019, 11:21:01 PM


;D
Dare I ask, Tarks---will your annual Christmas treat be appearing?

My signature Turkey Tikka? Absolutely!

Oh, you mean the animated card? Yes, it’s all planned out, and will hopefully appear here before Christmas Day. I’ll wait till you’re all sozzled, and ready to be easily pleased.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on December 16, 2019, 11:23:35 PM
I'm pondering over whether to send every member of Cameldung a copy of my new board game: The Return of the Son of Stupidemic...

You let Stupidemic breed? How irresponsible are you?  ..0
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on December 17, 2019, 04:28:28 PM
AND - my in-laws cancelled their visit. I got the house mostly clean and put a lot of effort into putting up decorations but hadn't yet done the big grocery shop so that worked out.

So that is our plans changed to sitting around watching movies in our jammies with just our two boys staying (grown men now) perhaps playing some board games and outside time shooting targets.

Good going, Diane! 15 down, only three to go.  (y)

Oh, I don't mind hubby and sons around and will miss my daughter. I like small groups of people, in small doses who don't want to chat through the good movies or eat the orange flavoured Quality Streets.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Roger Kettle on December 19, 2019, 09:21:39 PM
I will be surrounded by the usual crew of freeloaders...er… family. Offspring with partners, sister and niece and my 97 year-old mother-in-law. And, of course, my long-suffering wife. Actually, I'm looking forward to it. The days when we all get together are, understandably, dwindling due to geographical and logistical reasons so it will be nice to gather round the table. On Christmas day, we traditionally eat our meal around 5 p.m. On Christmas day, I have my first gin and tonic around 4.30 p.m.....
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on December 23, 2019, 12:49:31 AM
So, here it is, Merry Christmas - everybody's havin' fun...

Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Roger Kettle on December 23, 2019, 12:46:55 PM
Just superb.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Max on December 23, 2019, 03:43:40 PM
Excellent, what a talent you have. (y)
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 23, 2019, 08:51:13 PM
Amazing as usual, Tarks.

Why is the woman is over twenty stories tall?
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Rob Baker on December 25, 2019, 02:34:57 AM
Happy Christmas everyone, and hope you are all well  :D      Apologies for my absence and I'll try and look in a bit more often .. 
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on December 25, 2019, 12:38:11 PM

Why is the woman is over twenty stories tall?

She’s not. An astute observer would have worked out the action here takes place in the US version of Gulliver’s World theme park. 🙄

Merry Christmas, all!
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on December 25, 2019, 01:32:48 PM
Ah, that explains things better. King Kong in Gulliver's World.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Roger Kettle on December 25, 2019, 04:09:57 PM
Yes, Merry Christmas, all!
The meal preparations are in hand and I'm only about 90 minutes away from wrapping my face round a gin and tonic....
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Diane CBPFC on January 01, 2020, 05:26:32 PM
That was an amazing cartoon TTIII - so cool to see all the steps involved and how it comes alive with the shading.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on January 02, 2020, 12:43:20 PM
That was an amazing cartoon TTIII - so cool to see all the steps involved and how it comes alive with the shading.

Thank you, Diane. I'm relieved to note that the 150' tall Fay Wray didn't appear to trouble you.

I hope the festive merriment all went well, for you and all Beau Peepers and their families.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Mince on January 02, 2020, 07:51:06 PM
Thank you, Diane. I'm relieved to note that the 150' tall Fay Wray didn't appear to trouble you.

So you were lying about Gulliver's World.
Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on January 03, 2020, 11:11:08 PM
No, I was lying about the 150’ Fay Wray. Keep up!