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13 hours ago, AndyMichelle said:

You misunderstand the point Roger. 

It was my employee and I was telling him to leave the job, I would not fire him for doing as he is told... 

Andy 

Hi Andy,the last 10 years of my career was installing central heating in occupied council properties .When the smoking ban was introduced these became our legal place of work and when any tenant lit up they were asked to go outside or we would cease work.Obviously at our discretion cos the worse culprits were the "Dot Cottons" who'd sit in their armchair all day in a cloud of smoke,lol.

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11 minutes ago, brian1 said:

On a brighter note,Merry Christmas to everyone.We,like a lot have to spend it alone but will make the best of it and see the Grandkids in the New year,cheers,Brian.

Merry Christmas to you and your family Brian.

Graham.

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5 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

We woke up to snow this morning although it is only a thin coating.

It is cold and frosty.

20c back "home" at the moment and a glut of lemons,tangerines and oranges on the neighbours trees,damn.

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32 minutes ago, Eddie99 said:

Happy Christmas Eve everybody

Clear and bright, though a bit chilly, this morning 

 

Did I tell you the Spring bulbs are showing? 😳 They’re up about 2 inches.  Won’t be long till we have the boost of Spring flowers.  Seems only a few weeks ago we were commenting on this year’s daffodils.  Our perception of time has gone really haywire this strange, strange, year

Morning everyone. It is another wet and windy day down here although it isn't the torrential rain we had yesterday, showers are forecast.As I type its pouring with rain and the sun's shining and there's a nce rainbow. Some of our daffs are already in flower and the tulips are also starting to shoot.

Nearly everyone called yesterday to leave their presents here for the secret Santa and are all due back today to collect them.

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21 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

We woke up to snow this morning although it is only a thin coating.

It is cold and frosty.

I miss the snow!!! Used to live 1100 feet above sea level with loads of snow but moved to coast two years ago and now live 46 feet above sea level and no snow

 

Michelle

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12 hours ago, jeanlyon said:

Photo taken outside a pub in Salcombe this evening.  Hee hee.  Serves 'em right.

 

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Been doing that here for a while, it gets checked at the booking stage then on arrival.  The problem is that second home owners can show proof as they have a local address so it only stops those travelling in.

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55 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

We woke up to snow this morning although it is only a thin coating.

It is cold and frosty.

Its a white out here but not snow, just a very hard frost as it went to minus 3 through the night. It will rise to a positively balmy 2 degrees today before dropping back to minus 2 tonight. Lovely fresh, sunny Christmas Eve.

 

We are going to wrap up warm and go for a walk.

 

 

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Not long now and you will be receiving  those horrible presents like 
musical Christmas socks.  The worst Christmas gift of all time for me was 
.. A Bonnie Tyler sat nav. It kept  on telling me to “turn around”
and every now and then it falls apart.
Still, it was not as bad as the U2 one, where the streets have no names, and I

still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Christmas time is when lots of countries like to join in with the festive fun ..
Like the  father in Iraq  who presented  his daughter with a new bag.
The girl replied: Thanks for the Baghdad !
Do you have a hidden talent? 
I have this weird ability to tell what is inside wrapped presents
people often ask me how do  do it ... I tell them  "It's a gift"


Got the wife's Christmas present today ,it's an alarm clock but if you hit the

snooze button it swears at you .

If she thinks she's having a lie in she's in for a rude awakening .

 

The Mrs can get  a bit moody  if she doesn't  like her present.
 She said that if I bought her one more stupid gift she would burn it.. 
So I've bought her a Candle


Last Christmas I got this book about an immortal dog...... I  just couldn't put it down.
We will miss my Gran at this years Christmas dinner, she's fit for her age . ...  
she is  99 years old and still doesn't need glasses...She drinks straight from the bottle !
This Christmas , I'm sending telepathic gifts to everyone ...
Well they do say  it's the thought that counts.


What Christmas carol do they like to sing at a Psychiatric hospital?
🎶Do you hear what I hear? 🎶
 I bought a Christmas tree today. The shopkeeper asked me

" if I was going to put it up myself." I said "No, it can go  in our  living room "


Christmas is a  magical time for most kids , I remember when aged about five I nearly 
choked on a jigsaw , I blame my dad as he said "It was piece of cake "
I have just opened a  Christmas card  and a load of rice fell out of it ..
I think it's off  my Uncle Benn .

 

Christmas  is a time for having fun ! I scared the postman today by showing up to

the door completely naked...I'm not sure what him scared him more, the fact I was naked
 or that I knew where he lived. :classic_unsure:
I  hope I managed to make you smile for a while, it has not been an easy year 
for all of us but I hope you all have a Happy and safe Christmas !

All my best wishes to you and your loved ones .

 

Take care ...Kalos     252055033_xchristmastreemerry.gif.2fc5e21ed2a76c2f730fd87e5ec4baca.gif

 

 

 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Eglesbrech said:

Its a white out here but not snow, just a very hard frost as it went to minus 3 through the night. It will rise to a positively balmy 2 degrees today before dropping back to minus 2 tonight. Lovely fresh, sunny Christmas Eve.

 

We are going to wrap up warm and go for a walk.

 

 

Sunny but cold down here. 

I am making bread and sausage rolls for our Christmas Eve buffet, but only 3 of us this year but we will still enjoy it, more food for me... 

Have a great day everyone. 

Andy 

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10 minutes ago, kalos said:

 

 

                                                 2018-christmas-puppy-animation.gif.88f746613152039762ee788cb0d42cee.gif

Not long now and you will be receiving  those horrible presents like 
musical Christmas socks.  The worst Christmas gift of all time for me was 
.. A Bonnie Tyler sat nav. It kept  on telling me to “turn around”
and every now and then it falls apart.
Still, it was not as bad as the U2 one, where the streets have no names, and I

still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Christmas time is when lots of countries like to join in with the festive fun ..
Like the  father in Iraq  who presented  his daughter with a new bag.
The girl replied: Thanks for the Baghdad !
Do you have a hidden talent? 
I have this weird ability to tell what is inside wrapped presents
people often ask me how do  do it ... I tell them  "It's a gift"


Got the wife's Christmas present today ,it's an alarm clock but if you hit the

snooze button it swears at you .

If she thinks she's having a lie in she's in for a rude awakening .

 

The Mrs can get  a bit moody  if she doesn't  like her present.
 She said that if I bought her one more stupid gift she would burn it.. 
So I've bought her a Candle


Last Christmas I got this book about an immortal dog...... I  just couldn't put it down.
We will miss my Gran at this years Christmas dinner, she's fit for her age . ...  
she is  99 years old and still doesn't need glasses...She drinks straight from the bottle !
This Christmas , I'm sending telepathic gifts to everyone ...
Well they do say  it's the thought that counts.


What Christmas carol do they like to sing at a Psychiatric hospital?
🎶Do you hear what I hear? 🎶
 I bought a Christmas tree today. The shopkeeper asked me

" if I was going to put it up myself." I said "No, it can go  in our  living room "


Christmas is a  magical time for most kids , I remember when aged about five I nearly 
choked on a jigsaw , I blame my dad as he said "It was piece of cake "
I have just opened a  Christmas card  and a load of rice fell out of it ..
I think it's off  my Uncle Benn .

 

Christmas  is a time for having fun ! I scared the postman today by showing up to

the door completely naked...I'm not sure what him scared him more, the fact I was naked
 or that I knew where he lived. :classic_unsure:
I  hope I managed to make you smile for a while, it has not been an easy year 
for all of us but I hope you all have a Happy and safe Christmas !

All my best wishes to you and your loved ones .

 

Take care ...Kalos     252055033_xchristmastreemerry.gif.2fc5e21ed2a76c2f730fd87e5ec4baca.gif

 

 

 

 

 

😂😂😂

As always, thank you Kalos, you always brighten our day. 

Have a fantastic Christmas Eve. 

Andy 

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21 minutes ago, kalos said:

 

 

                                                 2018-christmas-puppy-animation.gif.88f746613152039762ee788cb0d42cee.gif

Not long now and you will be receiving  those horrible presents like 
musical Christmas socks.  The worst Christmas gift of all time for me was 
.. A Bonnie Tyler sat nav. It kept  on telling me to “turn around”
and every now and then it falls apart.
Still, it was not as bad as the U2 one, where the streets have no names, and I

still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Christmas time is when lots of countries like to join in with the festive fun ..
Like the  father in Iraq  who presented  his daughter with a new bag.
The girl replied: Thanks for the Baghdad !
Do you have a hidden talent? 
I have this weird ability to tell what is inside wrapped presents
people often ask me how do  do it ... I tell them  "It's a gift"


Got the wife's Christmas present today ,it's an alarm clock but if you hit the

snooze button it swears at you .

If she thinks she's having a lie in she's in for a rude awakening .

 

The Mrs can get  a bit moody  if she doesn't  like her present.
 She said that if I bought her one more stupid gift she would burn it.. 
So I've bought her a Candle


Last Christmas I got this book about an immortal dog...... I  just couldn't put it down.
We will miss my Gran at this years Christmas dinner, she's fit for her age . ...  
she is  99 years old and still doesn't need glasses...She drinks straight from the bottle !
This Christmas , I'm sending telepathic gifts to everyone ...
Well they do say  it's the thought that counts.


What Christmas carol do they like to sing at a Psychiatric hospital?
🎶Do you hear what I hear? 🎶
 I bought a Christmas tree today. The shopkeeper asked me

" if I was going to put it up myself." I said "No, it can go  in our  living room "


Christmas is a  magical time for most kids , I remember when aged about five I nearly 
choked on a jigsaw , I blame my dad as he said "It was piece of cake "
I have just opened a  Christmas card  and a load of rice fell out of it ..
I think it's off  my Uncle Benn .

 

Christmas  is a time for having fun ! I scared the postman today by showing up to

the door completely naked...I'm not sure what him scared him more, the fact I was naked
 or that I knew where he lived. :classic_unsure:
I  hope I managed to make you smile for a while, it has not been an easy year 
for all of us but I hope you all have a Happy and safe Christmas !

All my best wishes to you and your loved ones .

 

Take care ...Kalos     252055033_xchristmastreemerry.gif.2fc5e21ed2a76c2f730fd87e5ec4baca.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Xmas Kalos, and thanks for making us chuckle.

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Just now, AndyMichelle said:

😂😂😂

As always, thank you Kalos, you always brighten our day. 

Have a fantastic Christmas Eve. 

Andy 

 

Thank you Andy and for your contributions throughout the year as someone 

said "You light up the boards" and long may it continue mate .

 

Thank you to all the other posters as well for their support that we give to each other

Through out the year  Best wishes to all :classic_smile:

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1 hour ago, purplesea said:

Morning everyone. It is another wet and windy day down here although it isn't the torrential rain we had yesterday, showers are forecast.As I type its pouring with rain and the sun's shining and there's a nce rainbow. Some of our daffs are already in flower and the tulips are also starting to shoot.

Nearly everyone called yesterday to leave their presents here for the secret Santa and are all due back today to collect them.

 

Not sure where you are.  I am in South Devon and the stream where I walk the dog was overflowing and rain torrential.  Nice relief today, sunny, cold and frosty.

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8 minutes ago, kalos said:

 

Thank you Andy and for your contributions throughout the year as someone 

said "You light up the boards" and long may it continue mate .

 

Thank you to all the other posters as well for their support that we give to each other

Through out the year  Best wishes to all :classic_smile:

Sorry, I missed the punchline to that one but thanks for all the others through the year.

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30 minutes ago, kalos said:

 

 

                                                 2018-christmas-puppy-animation.gif.88f746613152039762ee788cb0d42cee.gif

Not long now and you will be receiving  those horrible presents like 
musical Christmas socks.  The worst Christmas gift of all time for me was 
.. A Bonnie Tyler sat nav. It kept  on telling me to “turn around”
and every now and then it falls apart.
Still, it was not as bad as the U2 one, where the streets have no names, and I

still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Christmas time is when lots of countries like to join in with the festive fun ..
Like the  father in Iraq  who presented  his daughter with a new bag.
The girl replied: Thanks for the Baghdad !
Do you have a hidden talent? 
I have this weird ability to tell what is inside wrapped presents
people often ask me how do  do it ... I tell them  "It's a gift"


Got the wife's Christmas present today ,it's an alarm clock but if you hit the

snooze button it swears at you .

If she thinks she's having a lie in she's in for a rude awakening .

 

The Mrs can get  a bit moody  if she doesn't  like her present.
 She said that if I bought her one more stupid gift she would burn it.. 
So I've bought her a Candle


Last Christmas I got this book about an immortal dog...... I  just couldn't put it down.
We will miss my Gran at this years Christmas dinner, she's fit for her age . ...  
she is  99 years old and still doesn't need glasses...She drinks straight from the bottle !
This Christmas , I'm sending telepathic gifts to everyone ...
Well they do say  it's the thought that counts.


What Christmas carol do they like to sing at a Psychiatric hospital?
🎶Do you hear what I hear? 🎶
 I bought a Christmas tree today. The shopkeeper asked me

" if I was going to put it up myself." I said "No, it can go  in our  living room "


Christmas is a  magical time for most kids , I remember when aged about five I nearly 
choked on a jigsaw , I blame my dad as he said "It was piece of cake "
I have just opened a  Christmas card  and a load of rice fell out of it ..
I think it's off  my Uncle Benn .

 

Christmas  is a time for having fun ! I scared the postman today by showing up to

the door completely naked...I'm not sure what him scared him more, the fact I was naked
 or that I knew where he lived. :classic_unsure:
I  hope I managed to make you smile for a while, it has not been an easy year 
for all of us but I hope you all have a Happy and safe Christmas !

All my best wishes to you and your loved ones .

 

Take care ...Kalos     252055033_xchristmastreemerry.gif.2fc5e21ed2a76c2f730fd87e5ec4baca.gif

 

 

 

 

 

You always keep us laughing kalos and you've kept us going through  these past months with you're constant jokes, vidoes, wise words and comforting messages. I'm personally grateful for all you've done that's helped me cope this year. Thank you💕

 Frank and I wish both you and Mrs K a very Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. I hope you will soon be well enough to cruise again as it would be an absolute pleasure to meet you.🥂

Avril

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41 minutes ago, AndyMichelle said:

Sunny but cold down here. 

I am making bread and sausage rolls for our Christmas Eve buffet, but only 3 of us this year but we will still enjoy it, more food for me... 

Have a great day everyone. 

Andy 

My baking today is mince pies and sauage rolls. Then that's it until tomorrows dinner. Have great Christmas Eve CC friends.🥂

Avril

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Well the sun is shining here in Stoke on Trent - a beautiful day. Such a shame we haven't got any snow to make it look even prettier. Yes, our spring bulbs have popped through now --- always think it is a sign of new life and has that 'feel good factor'. Have just seen Santa take off with Norad so he is off on his travels. Lucky Santa, at least he can travel! Will watch him until he calls over Stoke on Trent at about 12 midnight .... how old are we ??!!! Have a lovely day everyone, Us Prestos 🙂 xx

 

Official NORAD Santa Tracker

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Happy birthday to your Sarah 🙂 

Well, we have ventured on to the Celebrity site just to price up cruises from Southampton for 2022.

Cough.

We priced up the APEX (if she is anything like her sister EDGE she will be a stunner) and have found that she will be in Southampton the same day we sail on Ventura.

Now Ventura was our least favourite ship but when we think we have paid £3,280 (approx) for an aft cabin on her and Apex is coming out at over £6,000 we will keep telling one another that we could have 2 cruises for the price of one when we see her and not have ship envy. Have to say, Celebrity is going AI now, but it has made us realise what a good deal we have just got for Ventura. OK some would say you get what you pay for, but that is quite a big difference.

(Not even going to add ... "If we go" as we are thinking positive today and we asked Santa on our list !)

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I've been back at work 2 weeks now and Christmas Eve is usually a working day with an early finish. However, my new boss just told everyone to not bother logging in today and have a free day-off instead. How good is that?

 

I picked up our M&S food order at the scheduled time slot 7:30-8pm last night but still had to queue 25 minutes which was frustrating to say the least. Our 7-8am time slot at Sainsburys this morning worked out a lot better and there were just a few fellow insomniacs in store with me at that time so it was a much easier process. 

 

The fridge is loaded, presents are already wrapped and we've just got a bit of tidying up to do so we're pretty much all set for tomorrow.

 

Have a brilliant Christmas everyone!

 

KEEP SAFE and have a BRILLIANT CHRISTMAS Poster | Martin Stand | Keep  Calm-o-Matic

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3 hours ago, Eglesbrech said:

Been doing that here for a while, it gets checked at the booking stage then on arrival.  The problem is that second home owners can show proof as they have a local address so it only stops those travelling in.

Not sure how they would show proof.  Their home address would be on their driving licence.  Majority of our second homeowners are on zero rated Business Rates, so they can't show that either!

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