Merry Christmas.

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Merry Christmas.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:41 am

I would just like to wish every single person on the forum, a very Happy Christmas indeed.
I hope you all have a wonderful day, in the strangest of times....
Thank you all for the many smiles, laughs, advice and the never ending support, that you have all shown through the year.

Let the festivities begin.... :)
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Primrose » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:43 am

Thanks OH and Christmas greetings to all.
It seemed very strange in our village this morning not hearing the bells ringing. However the sun is shining here, the birds in the garden are enjoying an early Christmas feed and the carols CD is playing away in the background.

Expecting some probable crashed internet connections later when the world and his wife will all be trying to connect to Zoom in the same timeframe!
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Stephen » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:59 am

Indeed happy Christmas.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Clive. » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:12 am

A very light dust of snow this morning and the roads were awful icy when I went out to feed "KitteeKat" and check greenhouse. Nice bright sunny now :)

...under the big Horse Chestnut tree the first of the snowdrops are showing full flower. There is always one little clutch of them, maybe 6 or so bulbs, that show flower first. :) The others are only just peeping through the ground.

Wishing all a Good Christmas.

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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Colin2016 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:27 am

No snow here very cold on the beach but the sun is out. First sign of broad beans growing in the green house along with garlic.

Merry Christmas to you all.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby retropants » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:14 pm

Cold but bright here. We had a lovely but muddy walk this morning before preparing lunch. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Geoff » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:16 pm

Well we got through our strange isolation Christmas, first time ever it was just us as it must have been for many people.

Had a Skype with son, partner and new born grandson which then converted to a Zoom with them and two families of my wife's cousins in California and Chester so we had a sort of family get together.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Primrose » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:57 am

OH - Hope your Christmas didn,t end up needing flood rescue facilities. Pretty horrible flood reports on TV from your neck of the woods this morning. We got our white Christmas yesterday but thankfully only in the form of a photo from Canadian relatives showing a heavy snowfall there.

Ned to empty our full rain gauge this morning in the expectation of further imminent downpours and heavy winds. Not the time to be attempting a picnic outdoors, lockdown measures or not.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby retropants » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:49 am

I've just come back in from planting my garlic! I've put it in troughs for now, until the ground is ready. I also put some bubble wrap up inside the greenhouse to protect my succulents & cacti.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby robo » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:52 am

Sorry I’m late but I wish you all a merry Christmas I hope Santa brought you all that you wished for I can’t Waite to see the end of this terrible year
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 pm

Afternoon Primrose, thank you for yur concern but, luckily we are quite high up where I live so, have missed the misery of those poor people that have been flooded out...must seem a never ending year of challenges for them...
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby vivienz » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:25 pm

A belated happy Christmas to one and all. We're bracing ourselves for storm Bella and hoping that everything (including us!) comes through unscathed. Wishing the same for all.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Westi » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:39 pm

Ditto vivienz post! Belated Christmas wishes from me too. Bella is practising outside just now & I went down the plot today to give the stakes another couple of whacks with the hammer & peg down the netting etc. Not to mention burning off a few calories from the over indulgence yesterday!

I hope you all made the most of your Christmas & look forward to hearing from you all in 2021!
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Shallot Man » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:58 pm

Being into my 88th year. I can honestly say with the dreaded coronavirus about, this has up to now been an unforgettable year, the likes one hopes we will never see again. Like a lot of other Grandparents we looked after grandchildren in their formative years whilst both parents were at work. Rather enjoyed it, always thought that they never really listened to what I had to say. One of my sayings were, Always listen to advice. You don't have obey it. Then this year the Xmas card from my Grandson [now 23 ] with the following.

Dear Granddad. I have looked on you as a second dad. For a long time now anything I have needed you have always been there for me, taught me a lot on growing up. You are a very smart wise Man. I hope to be half as smart as you are. Love xxx
So they were listening after all.
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Re: Merry Christmas.

Postby Primrose » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:16 pm

Shallot man . - what a very special and lovely card to receive. I can think of no better tribute anybody can give. The young always think they know it all (and we were probably the same In our youth) so for a young person to write that, shows that your advice was conveyed in just the right way to leave its wisdom without intruding on his freedom to carve out his own opinions.

Pour yourself a large glass and congratulate yourself on a job well done !
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