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1 hour ago, hazelgirl said:

My car goes to shows with a club

My car just looks like it's been shown a club, or two :default_biggrin:

That's just the way I like it too, rough and ready to go for miles. Like me :default_norty:

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12 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

and a certain fat man dressed in red

I will have you know, I try and avoid dressing in red during December (especially visiting Garden Centres) the little kids 'whispering' "Mum, MUM There goes  S*****a" gets rather tiresome.

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35 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

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Oh come on now Malcolm don't be that grumpy Grinch :default_biggrin: 

You're just focusing on the wrong things like so many. What about that Christmas spirit, eating till you burst, drinking one too many shandy's, being surrounded by loved ones laughing and joking, the lights and decorations in houses and streets, and a certain fat man dressed in red :default_xmas2:

It's not commercialised if you don't allow it to be, it's everything that you make it to be.

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Right, where's me mince pie :default_xmas3:

Can’t help it, mate.  TV adverts start too early - I know when Christmas is and don’t need reminding from September.  Spending time with loved ones would be okay if we didn’t have to work.  Why do the sales have to start on Boxing Day?  Who needs to buy a sofa in the DFS Sale when they have a sale on every bl00dy day of the year?  Gets my goat!  
Grinch . . . . . . . . . probably.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Christmas, but I don’t need it rammed down my throat and it is far too commercialised.

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3 hours ago, grendel said:

it might get treated to a car wash a couple of times a year though

I cleaned my car once,but as it didn't seem to improve either the performance or the fuel economy i figured whats the point?

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A wipe around the lights, door handles, and number plates is it, stops you getting nicked, keeps your hands clean and you can see where you are going, sod the rest, it's just a bloody car.

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4 hours ago, Mouldy said:

Can’t help it, mate.  

Can :default_biggrin:

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TV adverts start too early - I know when Christmas is and don’t need reminding from September.

They don't start in September and nobody is strapping you down in a chair forcing you to watch them. Or are they??? :default_ohmy:

Go to the pub, you don't see them there :default_norty:

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Why do the sales have to start on Boxing Day?

They don't. It's just that everyone is in the pub before Boxing Day and don't notice :default_beerchug:

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Who needs to buy a sofa in the DFS Sale when they have a sale on every bl00dy day of the year?

But everyone hasn't spilled their turkey gravy, beer, wine and christmas pudding laced custard all over the pride of place settee in the middle of your living room until Christmas, and so on Boxing Day good old DFS (other furniture stores are available) are on hand ready to supply you with a new piece of majestic furniture.

Then when the champagne gets spilled all over said piece of furniture in the New Year festivities, and you were too grumpy on Boxing Day to buy that furniture insurance, here is good old DFS, open and with a sale, ready to supply you with yet another new piece of furniture to replace that Boxing Day purchase you never really liked anyway :default_xmas3:

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Gets my goat! 

Makes a change from the traditional Christmas fayre :default_winko:

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Grinch . . . . . . . . . probably.

You know what eventually happened to him after someone wouldn't allow him to stay Christmas grumpy, don't you :default_xmas2:

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Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Christmas

Good man. See I'm making progress and half way there already :default_beerchug:

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But I don’t need it rammed down my throat

Nobody is ramming anything down your throat, unless you allow it. Or is it just a bit of dry turk.....sorry goat :default_norty:

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And it is far too commercialised.

Just embrace this wonderful time of year in your own way, and don't let marketing make you follow all those sheep Malcolm :default_biggrin:

I have faith in you :default_norty:

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3 hours ago, hazelgirl said:

Blimey wish I'd not said owt lol

Yep, don't we all Lidnersay :default_dry:

Merry Christmas :default_xmas2:

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I shall let members here guess how often my car gets cleaned..... or even serviced!

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Surely you have to top up the water and coal sometimes? It is a Stanley Steamer you have, isn't it? How much trade-in did you get for Dobbin?

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23 hours ago, MauriceMynah said:

I shall let members here guess how often my car gets cleaned..... or even serviced!

I guess the answer is the same as my own car, it only knocks a bit more paint off and exposes more rust anway.

It's always fun watching the kids try and avoid all the mould growing inside too :default_biggrin:

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And after the Unofficial Official start to Christmas last night it's now just...

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in two days 11 hours and 18 minutes it wont be an issue

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Try and get in quick before Fireman Sam 

Only 2 Broads pubs I can think of have Sky Sports - kings Arms and Sutton Staithe - don't think it's KA - Sutton Staithe at a guess :default_beerchug:

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how about the greyhound at hickling, i seem to remember sport on there when i visited

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19 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Try and get in quick before Fireman Sam 

Only 2 Broads pubs I can think of have Sky Sports - kings Arms and Sutton Staithe - don't think it's KA - Sutton Staithe at a guess :default_beerchug:

Ooh could be, I'm thinking Kings Arms at Ludham though :default_beerchug:

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I really like the Father Christmas avatar Jay. Please keep him dancing until Christmas! (If you don’t I’ll conclude it’s all Bah Humbug!)

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2 hours ago, Jayfire said:

Ooh could be, I'm thinking Kings Arms at Ludham though 

 

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2 hours ago, Jayfire said:

Ooh could be, I'm thinking Kings Arms at Ludham though :default_beerchug:

Yes JF nipped in there. Kings Arms it is. 

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When I saw it I thought Kings Arms at Ludham too, know that place well with the Spider Walk of Death to get to it lol

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12 hours ago, YnysMon said:

I really like the Father Christmas avatar Jay. Please keep him dancing until Christmas! (If you don’t I’ll conclude it’s all Bah Humbug!)

Well I do like to have a change every now and again, but in order to keep you from turning into Scrooge I shall leave it alone until the big day, just for you Hells......erm, oops Helen :default_wink:

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