Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Hayley

      Signing Up   11/06/2018

      Signing Up is once again available. New members are very welcome
    • Hayley

      June Supporter Giveaway   06/01/2019

      For the June giveaway I chose the theme 'The Gift of Reading.' One that I think we can all appreciate! The winner will receive four books, including:     The Gifts of Reading by Robert MacFarlane - 'An essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book.'   plus three little short but (hopefully) thought provoking reading gifts...   The Reckoning by Edith Wharton - 'Two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.' Create Dangerously by Albert Camus - 'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others.' It Was Snowing Butterflies by Charles Darwin - 'A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle.'    As always, supporting members will be entered automatically into the random draw at the end of the month. If you want to be entered into the draw but don't support yet, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum   Good luck   
Sign in to follow this  
Onion Budgie

Christmas planning and chat

Recommended Posts

I got all my wrapping done today. :present:  I'm trying to get as much prep done as early as possible, so that I can just enjoy my time off work over Christmas.  I don't have many people to give presents to, so it only took me a couple of hours to finish everything and tidy up afterwards, although there was glitter on one of my choices of wrapping paper and it's EVERYWHERE now! :lol: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh glitter gets everywhere doesn't it!  Bought another present today, and saw a couple more but didn't have time to queue up again, so will have to wait until tomorrow:present:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've written all of my Christmas cards and sent off the international ones. I plan to send off the Dutch ones in a week or such, they don't need as much time to get where they need to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've posted a few ,bought some more which I give to people, except for one which will go with their presents (gift vouchers).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We gave up doing the Christmas card thing, except for a couple of aunts. We put the tree up and the grands will be decorating their Christmas stocking sometime today. I purchased Christmas gingerbread houses and gingerbread train. I have the gingerbread tree decorations for them to do for my house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sitting here looking at my Christmas tree sitting amidst the chaos of a house in the middle of packing. I don't know why we put it up except we just wanted to have something "Christmassy" among the madness. We put it up thinking we'd not be in the new house by Christmas but we should close by next Wednesday. As the house is only 7 houses up, I may just put it on a little red wagon and drag it to the house, LMBO!!!! If you see a picture on FB of a middle aged Black lady dragging a Christmas tree up the road on a red wagon, that would be me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Can't wait to see that picture! Good luck with the move.

Edited by Madeleine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't done the Christmas card thing this year, been too busy with coursework. I have cards, just haven't written or posted them, and at this stage it's unlikely I will.

 

My Christmas tree is up, though, which is something. I haven't got any of my decorations in Cork, since I moved in with my partner 6 months after moving into the previous temporary house, I just had to cull so many of my belongings and last January and May Christmas decorations weren't an issue. Haven't been home to Kerry in that time so they're all still down there! OH had a tree though and some decorations, so that's up, and we've a few bits in the window and polar bears in the porch. Would like to get a wreath but time is getting on so again, dunno if I'll bother this year. Have some window snowflake stickers still to put up. Will be more organised next year as I won't be doing a course at the same time!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went and bought our tree this morning.  Not sure what the point is, as we won't be able to use the living room until the new year when the plumber has installed the new radiator, so we'll put it up in there and then never see it unless we walk past the house and see it from the outside looking in. :roll:  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All the cards were done and posted early last week and I'm nearly done with the pressies, but seriously think we need a review of who we buy for as everyone has so much nowadays. Christmas food shopping next week although I'm not going overboard as there will only be the 4 of us, and it is really only like a Sunday roast dinner really isn't it... :D Hoping to go get ourselves our wee 'real tree' from our wee local garden centre, they always have nice fresh trees. Hope the weather is ok as the roads and paths here are awful at the moment with the icy cold wet weather.

Edited by Inver

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/12/2017 at 8:17 PM, Virginia said:

I'm sitting here looking at my Christmas tree sitting amidst the chaos of a house in the middle of packing. I don't know why we put it up except we just wanted to have something "Christmassy" among the madness. We put it up thinking we'd not be in the new house by Christmas but we should close by next Wednesday. As the house is only 7 houses up, I may just put it on a little red wagon and drag it to the house, LMBO!!!! If you see a picture on FB of a middle aged Black lady dragging a Christmas tree up the road on a red wagon, that would be me!

 

Good Luck with the move ! :)

 

Lebkuchen have just about finished baking ; I haven`t done any for the past few years `cos i`ve just been knackered, but my father did most of the prep this time round. :blush:  then the biscuits go off to the neighbours. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:exc:..well that wee tune and piccies had me singing along Muggle....:xmassmile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
...and a chubby robin from me....

Chubby robin.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's cute!

 

Finished decorating my tree, wrote the rest of the cards, went to do some wrapping and realised I hardly had any paper left - enough for small things like jewellery, CDs, but not for larger so had to go and get another roll.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more day til Christmas holidays. Think we have just about everything ready, just have to get our turkey and some wine. We want to get a turkey from Aldi, but none of the Specially Selected ones from their catalogue seem to be in either of their stores here, which is annoying. Going to watch The Santa Clause this evening :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just some wrapping to do, and of course some shopping, my mum is dragging me to Sainsbury's tomorrow!

 

Have a great time everyone - home PC won't let me do emojis, so will do them now. :xmassmile::csign:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Tesco Christmas order just arrived, and everything was there, phew!  Imagine the horror of no brussels sprouts.  :eek:  Now I can relax.  The only things I'm making in advance are the veggie meatballs for Christmas Eve.  On the 25th, I'll be baking a cake in the morning, and making the nut roast from scratch in the afternoon.  It's going to be intense (but fun!).  :lol:  I can't wait.

 

I hope everyone is enjoying the run-up days!  :cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've now got almost all of our Christmas shopping. The next few days will be relatively tiring, but it should be fun to spend some time with family eating nice food. My boyfriend's birthday is on the 25th, so on Monday we celebrate his birthday with presents, cake, and some great food (gourmetten!). On the 24th and the 25th we'll be busy with preparations. On the 26th my extended family will be coming to celebrate Christmas with us all. We'll be with 10 people in total and we'll be having the yearly ~8-course dinner with little dishes.

 

I hope everyone has a great time :xmassmile:!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My mom and brother have decided to come down on Sunday. I'll be picking up dd and grands for a visit and meal on Christmas day. I've still got to get the tree up from the old house. Hopefully we can get that done today.  Thankfully my mom is bringing the meal. I will provide the bird!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got let out of work early so did some last minute shopping, and today it was still light at 1600!  Very mild as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got the foodie shop done yesterday, although it is just another day really, turkey breast thingy and usual tatties and veggies. Have smoked salmon slices with lemon and some oatcakes to start, and the pudding will be ice cream and jelly as my boys (27 & 23) always ask for that...:D, have made meringues to go with it. I'm thinking hubby and I will just join in with that this year, or I might just make me a wee fruit salad and crème fraiche. Nearly there, just to finish off the :guess:. Just doing hubby and the boys at the moment, have sis and family to do but not seeing them until after so no rush....will give me something to do on Boxing day...:present:.

 

Wishing all my fellow bookie friends on here a :csign:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



×