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Getting Ready For Christmas [Oct. 19th, 2018|10:16 am]
Tony Grist
The first delivery of the morning contains a small fruit cake and three small Christmas puddings- all with NO ADDED SUGAR- because sugar is evil. 

Ailz starts buying Christmas presents on Boxing Day (I may exaggerate slightly) so that side of things is seen to, though we may still need to buy one or two things for the granddaughters. We have plenty of Christmas cards left over from last year (and the year before.) 

Meat has been ordered- or is in the freezer- I forget which. Ailz asked me if I wanted to eat nut-roast (reconstituted from gritty dust) and I said that while I don't actually hate nut roast I would prefer to have something nice- like cheese and onion pie.

We were wandering round a garden centre the other day and it knocked us a little giddy to see what people are prepared to pay for an artificial Christmas tree. Something comparable to the very old one we trot out year after year will set you back £200- and that's an entry level price.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-10-19 11:31 am (UTC)
I made a vow to myself last year that I was going to decorate for Christmas this year, but to me it's all about the lights. Wonder what I'll be doing that day?
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2018-10-19 12:21 pm (UTC)
For the last 20 years of her life, my mother had a tiny artificial tabletop tree -- I think it was between two and three feet tall. You might want to consider that.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2018-10-19 12:23 pm (UTC)
(If you go that route, I have some tiny ornaments that I used to put on my big jade plant before it shattered to bits. Partridges, little pears, etc. I can send them to you...)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-19 12:33 pm (UTC)
I like Christmas lights but my wife and mother don't- and I only get to turn them on when they're not looking.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-10-19 02:01 pm (UTC)

To me it's all about the lights as well..
LOTS of lights and candles all over the place.

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-10-19 06:16 pm (UTC)
I can't do candles, in this old old wooden apartment. But I do love the lights and usually leave them up way too long.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-10-19 09:12 pm (UTC)
LED candles would give you the ambience of candle light. They work quite well and give the effect of glowing candle light.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-10-19 02:03 pm (UTC)

Yes, I was considering getting a new artificial Christmas tree this year and have been pricing the large ones since I need one over 2 metres tall that can hold my vast ornament collection. Let's just say the old one may have to do. The prices shocked me!

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-10-19 04:19 pm (UTC)
It's been a good while now since we've bought any new Christmas decorations.
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