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Celebration mood

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by coven, 13 Dec 2018.

  1. coven

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    Hi there!

    Holidays are coming, but most of us don't have this magical mood. Year to year it's become more complicated feel like child this days and wait for Santa. Let's share some thoughts about this magical time and maybe it helps someone find Christmas inspiration :)

    What makes you feel that Christmas is coming? And what is your ideal New Year's Eve?
     
  2. Raymond Lin

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    I got to work. Yay me !
     
  3. GravyMonster

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    My favourite Christmas past time is detecting bot accounts who register on forums and create rather odd threads, probably in order to start selling something in later responses.
     
  4. robfosters

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    Sounds better than Charades and Monopoly tbh
     
  5. coven

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    haha :) it's not about me. Just doing my homework for English lessons and by the way I can find interesting answers ;)
     
  6. GravyMonster

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    Pfff that's exactly what a bot would say.



    ;)
     
  7. robfosters

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    Strange English homework.

    Whatever happened to Shakespeare and Steinbeck?
     
  8. koooowweeee

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    *Chuckles*
     
  9. randomshenans

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    *shifty eyes*
     
  10. TheOracle

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    [modern man]

    Who?

    [/modern man]
     
  11. The_Abyss

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    Operation Yewtree was at least partially successful then.
     
  12. something daft already!!

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    I enjoy a nice spam roast at crimbo.
     
  13. EGuitarStar

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    I am working new years eve and volunteering for a charity on Christmas day and Boxing day
     
  14. Flaevius

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    What makes me feel like Christmas is coming is finishing work at 5pm yesterday and not being back until 2 January!!

    New Years Eve I can gladly avoid. Wouldn't consider the idea of going out to be charged entry fees to even basic pubs, pay over the odds for drinks and be surrounded by hundreds of drunken people, a % itching for a scrap. Give me a couple of friends at home with a little buffet for a low-key celebration anyday.
     
  15. Semple

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    I've got 2 and a bit weeks off, so that's what i'm looking forward to, a well deserved break.

    Frankly Christmas is coming around rather quickly though.
     
  16. Yadda

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    I never used to think much of Christmas but as I've got older I've tended to make the most of it. There is enough misery in the world and everyone has their problems but Christmas is what you make it and I use it as a reason for relaxation and silly merriment.

    For me it starts when visiting winter food & craft fairs and really gets going proper when I set up the Santa Express. A small, simple track loop with miniature buildings and winter figures. Each year we add to it, maybe some trees or another figure. There's nothing nicer than watching it go around late on a cold winter's night, all cosy with a roaring fire in the grate and a whisky or two in my glass.

    Festivities wise, I enjoy a few more visits to the pub than usual but rarely go out on NYE. I find it's too busy and hectic and attracts a lot of people who can't handle their drink. Festivities for me start tomorrow evening when I'll be off to a good friend's house for a meal and drinks. His local is pretty decent and he always has a few good whiskies in as well as his legendary home-brewed wines. I usually end up walking the six or seven miles home in the early hours.

    It's fair to say that I love Christmas. :)
     
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  17. Raymond Lin

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    I don't mind really, I just had 3 weeks out of the last 6 weeks off.

    Off 1 week to go to Hong Kong and Taipei
    worked 2
    Off for a week in Lisbon
    Worked
    Off again for another week for Vienna for the markets.

    I much rather do that than sit at home over Christmas watching TV.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Screeeech

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    I got a HMRC P800 letter through the door yesterday, apparently they owe me £4200 which I've promptly claimed online, so merry bloody Christmas to me! :p
     
  19. stockhausen

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    Dear God!
     
  20. Admiral Huddy

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    Very nice.. drinks are on you.. What time do you want us all round?