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Big Bri 14 15.8k United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 2:40PM
I guess Pete wasn't interested in the offer of help......

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cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
23 Nov 2011 2:46PM
Have to say that Christmas is a no no for me......Sad For much the same reasons as all who have previously commented.....!!!

Here is a thought though.....Grin

Instead of having Christmas once a year so we can all pretend to be nice to one another for a few days, Why not be nice all year round then what used to be Christmas could be a let it all out, " Tell It Like It Is " period, Two week of telling all who pizz you off, To FFFF off or worse, Whilst you prepare for another year of nicey nicey......Grin

All part of my new theme and video diaries......Wink
CathyT 9 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 2:48PM
Oi....I'm more salad than egg and chips but I do like stuffing!!!

SNOW....I though Cyprus would be Spring like.......
KenTaylor Plus
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 2:52PM
Its a love hate thing that has been under change over the centuries, as for the feast celebrating the end of the year with no religious connection. Fascinating history though when you remove the wrapping paper. Time was when you gave presents on Boxing day
23 Nov 2011 2:52PM
Like most people I hate the commercialisation of Christmas, Easter and just about every other 'occasion' the retail industry can think of, and try to avoid it as much as possible, although the lights do cheer me up no end.

However, Christmas has always been a big family affair for me, my Mum was one of 10 and they always got together for that one occasion. I carry on the tradition as it is the one time of the year I can almost guarantee getting all the family together, other than the two my son has spent in Afghanistan in recent years. They start arriving a couple of days before Christmas and we then have people coming and going until after the New Year, by which time I am usually glad it's a whole year until the next one.

Have to say that I do virtually all the cooking on my own, contrary to what anyone may think I would actually welcome some help now and then, and suspect most wives/mothers would too!
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
23 Nov 2011 2:57PM

Quote:SNOW....I though Cyprus would be Spring like.......

I found it a little bit colder than spring, and freezing at night - takes warmer clothes. Snow might fall in the mountains - it did when I was there Christmas 02 I think.


Quote:I guess Pete wasn't interested in the offer of help......


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CathyT 9 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 2:59PM
Better pack my bed socks then....
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
23 Nov 2011 3:01PM

Quote:Better pack my bed socks then....

In my apartment on the south coast I had to sleep in my fleece I was so cold. they had air con but no heaters. Actually Pauline (exposure) lives there check with her It may have just been a fluke of colder weather when I went.
CathyT 9 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 3:03PM
I was told (by Holly) that it averages 19 degs...when she was there last year it was 22 most of the time.....just my luck it will be flipping freezing...lol
keithh Plus
11 23.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Nov 2011 3:06PM
So it will be cold and full of grumpy Brits trying to avoid Christmas, all sleeping in their fleeces and bedsocks.


Sounds fab.
Wink
CathyT 9 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 3:06PM
Sounds about right....Tongue
keithh Plus
11 23.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Nov 2011 3:18PM
Sounds like Ferndown but with more goats.
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digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 3:55PM
I can't understand all these people saying "it isn't about family any more" and "you're stuck in watching rubbish TV".

Christmas is what you make it. Get together with your family, go our for a walk (or a drive if you are that way inclined). Nobody forces you to watch the rubbish TV and nobody forces you to buy the biggest turkey you can find.
Big Bri 14 15.8k United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 4:01PM

Quote:I can't understand all these people saying "it isn't about family any more" and "you're stuck in watching rubbish TV".

Christmas is what you make it. Get together with your family, go our for a walk (or a drive if you are that way inclined). Nobody forces you to watch the rubbish TV and nobody forces you to buy the biggest turkey you can find.



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alansnap Plus
11 543 23 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 4:03PM
This has been fun Pete. Well done for stirring things. As a total non-believer I look at the festival as a mid-winter chance to get together with family and share some gifts mainly to celebrate that another year has passed. No need for bloody turkey, haven't had it for years. This year we're having a nice piece of beef - would have been bambi, but I want that for my 60th birthday in January.Grin I do hate the never ending repetitions of "Do they know it's Christmas?" because as well as being irritating it devalues the worthwhile message, but hey the internet is a wonderful thing and not a jingle bells to be heard.

I agree with Ian the break is what you make of it. Do your own thing and enjoy it.
Alan

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