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Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
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Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2009, 10:34:22 pm »
My list was done tongue in cheek .....I think the moon falling from the sky is more likely than me getting that stuff.  Well except the boots maybe!!!

I think we would all swap the goodies we want if we could have good health instead, wouldn't we?

RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2009, 12:36:16 am »
hello Roxy ,
             yes I took it that way too . I didn't think you were really expecting those things , I just used your list as an example of how our aspirations, I suppose ?, have changed over the years and  how, we fulfill them today .
  It was wrong of me to have used your list that way really , but it did provide a perfect base as an example ... ::) ;D
  We would indeed all swap good health for anything if we could . Just waiting for the wonder pill ..... they seem to spend more time and money on stuff that makes us ill, or worse !! though ....

cheers

Russ

carl

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2009, 09:55:02 am »
Good health and world peace would be what santa should bring. However, I suppose I will be grateful for new thermals, decent wellie boots and warm socks. Please santa, no more electric gadgets I neither need nor want. I have a brillaint small espresso maker that you just put coffee grounds and water in and put on the stove. so don,t get me one with a plug on it. I don't want a video camera as I am too embarassed to stand there filming stuff, that never gets watched anyway.
I want my neighbours to move away and give me their property as a parting gift, with funds to allow me to make all the suitable changes and pay the bills. I would settle for them remembering not to put things down the loo which cause the resulting overflow to flood down into my sheds.
Most of all, I want 36 hours in a day, so I can do my jobs and get some sleep.
Come on santa, I've been a very good boy, honest.

daniellestocks

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2009, 12:10:41 pm »
I will be asking santa for a polytunnel, altho usually i recieve my xmas gift of my partner when i go get it myself  ::) Beter late than never, lol, but i dont mind, now i have children its all about them  :love:

Nisbet

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2009, 01:52:15 pm »
Hey Snoopy - I am so with you on your comment about pre-cancer days. We just gotta be grateful to wake up breathing every morning. Never the same again are we - no matter how we tackle it and deal with the head-s**t - just when you're feeling good and strong and fit and back in control - that menace comes back and says "you haven't forgotten me have you now - you do remember what I did and what I am capable of doing to you - look at what I did before, look at what I have done to others that you have loved. Forget being in control of your life - I control it - I will pop in and out of it - maybe - .... just to remind you of the bastard that I am".   Snoops - no-one who hasnt been there can understand the bloody madness that comes with it and its only those that have that you can be really honest about it with.  I remember saying "Dear God - why me ? " amd He said "Why not you?!"  Heavy stuff.  But you are doing great - lovely humour and so sweet and kind in your responses to people on the forum. You up near St Andrews?  Was up there last Friday (wow - what a fab day) - popped up to see my gorgoeus laddie who's just started his 2nd year at Uni.  Be safe and happy - smiley days. Nettle x

HappyHippy

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Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2009, 03:13:08 pm »
Christmas is always expensive for me  :(
Kaitlin's birthday is on Xmas day(I know, I know - terrible timing), so I've 3 lots of kids pressies and 1 lot of birthday pressies to buy  :-\
Connor is getting recycled toys from when the girls were babies - luckily I have a HUGE box of them in the loft ! Should manage to do next years too  ;)
Rebecca wants an easel and crafty stuff (that's easy enough - I'll just raid my stash) Kaitlin wants a cat  :cat: but she's not getting a real one, I've managed to get a 'fur real' kitten for 10 so that when she loses intrest I can put it in the cupboard and not be left having to feed it and protect the cockatiel from it  ;D
I suppose I'm quite lucky (or maybe sensible) our kids only ask for 1 or 2 things and they're not usually big or expensive, it's always been that way. They get their stockings with a tangerine and apple wrapped in tin foil, some books, arty stuff, a wee puzzle and a set of pj's or nighty - then their requested pressie and they are happy with that. They get so much stuff from aunties, uncles and both sets of grandparents that they don't know what to play with and end up putting it all away under their beds and forgetting about it - comes in handy during the summer holidays though  ;)
The one thing that I want for xmas is time (or breeze blocks to build my kitchen extension  :D). I just don't have enough of it - 48 hours in a day would suit just fine ;) That way I could get on and do all the things we want to do, without having to sacrifice the housework or sleep  ;)
We try to keep it all quite low key, make a big deal of spending time together and explaining why xmas is important and not all about money and toys - but it does tend to start on the 1st of december. Making decorations, cards and food for the big day, but I love getting the kids involved, because to me Christmas is about spending time with those you hold dear  :love:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2009, 03:28:06 pm »
A couple of years ago, one of our friend's daughters (she was about 6 at the time) asked Santa for some vests and a waste paper bin for her bedroom.

I think she MAY have moved on from this now, though.

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2009, 03:37:41 pm »
lol, last year little t asked 'the real santa in the thistle centre' for gloves, slippers and some clothes from primark.

I have no idea for christmas this year really. Told my sister to get me 'knitting kits' but not really thought about christmas. Athough we did buy some choc tin to put away for xmas (as i worked out we gona have 7 people stay here, eeck !!!)


marigold

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Kirriemuir Scotland
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2009, 08:27:50 pm »
My next sister down told me yesterday that she is coming here for christmas which is fab. I love it when we are all together. There will be 8 here for Christmas day. the best thing about living in the shed is the amount of time we all apend in the same room. When we lived in a house the girls all disappeared off to their rooms. I am so looking forward to Christmas.
kirsty

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2009, 09:38:14 pm »
Would quite like (as well as world peace, to be left alone sometimes, love and happiness!) some good wellies, an incubator, sucessful pig-breeding (christmas is gonna be Murphy's lucky time!) a way to keep the said pig out of the goat food, a money tree to cover the bills, a dry chicken run, and snow just on Christmas day cos my dog loves it but we don't!!

(this is a list in progress, I may come back to it later!)
Little Blue

marigold

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Kirriemuir Scotland
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2009, 10:23:16 pm »
The other reason I am looking forward to christmas is because I won't have to go to work for two or three weeks depending on how persuasive I can be to my boss.
What are you all giving your loved ones?
I am starting a trawl of charity shops tomorrow lunchtime for nice things that can be given as is or altered into something else.
I am looking for interesting ceramics for my mum, a good jumper for Simon and jewellery for my girls.
Think I said this before but I am really wanting a pair of short wellies. The more it rains and the darker it is I end up putting my wellies on and off loads of times a day and i would love a pair of ankle high waterproof boots to nip in and out in.
kirsty

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2009, 10:36:55 pm »
Little Blue

doganjo

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Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2009, 11:10:48 pm »
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jewellery for my girls
Don't forget Happy Hippy - her jewellery sets are fab - I've bought four so far. ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

marigold

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Kirriemuir Scotland
Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2009, 11:16:56 pm »
Good suggestions :) :)
The wellie link is great window shopping and Happy Hippy is def on my list as a christmas present supplier.
 :)
kirsty

doganjo

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Re: Christmas present list
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2009, 11:18:08 pm »
Me too, I'm wondering who I could buy a slate plaque for. ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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