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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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How's your festive spirit coming along?
« on: December 14, 2015, 05:10:54 pm »
I thought I felt a faint flutter of festive spirit today. How's yours? :xmas:

Buffy the eggs layer

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 05:17:10 pm »
Hummn,


   not great. Their isnt much in the way of seasonal reminders to get me in the mood when I'm wandering round in the fog, filling up hay feeders and clearing out wee soaked pig shelters.


 When I worked in an office their would be staff Christmas parties, decorations up, plans for the office fuddle secret santa and Christmas cards on peoples desks. Perhaps I should trim up the chicken coops and the sheep shelter..... :thinking:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 05:33:52 pm »
When I worked in an office their would be staff Christmas parties, decorations up, plans for the office fuddle secret santa and Christmas cards on peoples desks.

Indeed. And no prospect of two weeks off work now either. Our office used to close Christmas Eve until the 3rd January. You could go in 27th - 31st if you wanted - it was agood time to clear out files and stuff without the phones ringing. We used to have a buffet in the office for those that were in. It was all quite jolly.   :)

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 05:42:59 pm »
I'm feeling a bit down today which is very unlike me. Still, we are going Christmas shopping on Saturday and then to see Jools Holland, followed by a nice meal. I guess that should all cheer me up  :)
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Backinwellies

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Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 05:46:16 pm »
Christmas spirit a bit lacking here too ..... cant manage to get 1 day over the next 3 weeks to get my 3 children and extensions together for our usual dinner and games 24hrs :(

and as you say slopping about in mud isn't quite the same as Christmas parties at work!

Sally ... maybe you me and Alison should get together later this week ?
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 06:14:52 pm »
Sloe whisky brewing does that count?

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 07:21:43 pm »
I am beginning to feel a bit festive. I got the Christmas post sent off today so can relax a bit! Now planning menus and almost finished my Christmas knitting. I would just like some more seasonal weather, not this damp, humid, muggy stuff we have here in Devon. Everything is muddy

Fleecewife

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  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 07:59:30 pm »
I'm that miserable old codger who hates all the hype of Christmas.  I enjoy the day itself with our family, but Christmas music in the shops from November, streets filled with flashing lights which give me a migraine, businesses shutting down for a fortnight, and folk who stop to nick our holly berries from the roadside hedges all do nothing to cheer me up at all.
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SallyintNorth

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Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 09:00:14 pm »
I don't really 'do' Christmas.  We cook a turkey and we love to see family, of course, but as for the rest of it, we don't really bother. 
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2015, 09:04:40 pm »
Christmas spirit a bit lacking here too ..... cant manage to get 1 day over the next 3 weeks to get my 3 children and extensions together for our usual dinner and games 24hrs :(

and as you say slopping about in mud isn't quite the same as Christmas parties at work!

Sally ... maybe you me and Alison should get together later this week ?
I would be up for that. Any suggestions? I am seeing Alison tomorrow will ask her
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

LouiseG

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2015, 09:05:58 pm »
I wrote the christmas cards and wrapped the presents today, but still don't know if we are moving house next monday the 21st or in the new year. To put the tree up this week or not that is the question ! but any excuse for a tipple in the evening and a mince pie, so yes starting to feel a little festive, oh and OH has been walking around in a free elf hat all evening complete with a bell on the end  :xmas: .
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clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2015, 09:08:33 pm »
Bah humbug
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

Carse Goodlifers

  • Joined Oct 2013
  • Perthshire
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2015, 09:37:15 pm »
Christmas  ???
When's that then?
I've not seen anything about Christmas anywhere.
They've kept it all very quiet  :thinking:

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 10:43:53 pm »
I'm looking forward to it, not least because it means I can finally stop having to rescue turkeys from impossibly high things four times a day  :roflanim:
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: How's your festive spirit coming along?
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2015, 12:48:28 am »
I have been wearing my Christmas gloves if that counts. Oh and I've bought a tree which is still in its net and in the garden. We're not actually doing Christmas until Boxing Day as that is when family will be here. I wasn't prepared to cook the full Christmas dinner two days running, so on 25th we will go to church in the morning then just do ordinary things like hoovering and making up the spare bed.

 

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