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Re: Christmas plans

Postby Mr Russell » 01 Dec 2019, 20:54

Xmas lunch at my parents place then Xmas night at my place. Boxing day at my partner's parents place then plenty of catch ups in between with other family members. Never go anyway during the holidays.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby mapperleywhite » 01 Dec 2019, 22:28

Spent one Christmas in Colombia with Mrs MW's family a while back. In more of the European tradition they celebrate on the 24th with a special meal and fireworks later on. We went to the supermaket the next day!

So, as all of her family are a long way away and I have only eight other family members, none locally, it'll be just the two of us on the 25th, although I imagine we'll be having a glass or two with neighbours at some point. Christmas meal will likely comprise of things we like...prawn cocktail, leg of lamb....with a nod to tradition, Christmas pudding.

We might well hire a car for a couple of weeks as Mrs MW is off for the school holidays. The priority would be to see daughter dear with grandson Harvey in Chesterfield and then other friends/family around the country.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby NottinghamWhite » 02 Dec 2019, 08:31

Selby White wrote:Last couple of years we've gone to the coast (nothing like a paddle in the North sea :shock: ) on Xmas day and was planning the same this year.



Christmas morning we’re usually invited to join a couple from Rotherham ( as we get the train to Scarbados) to drive down to North Bay & stroll along the prom. It’s a lovely bracing experience amble along for about an hour just love to hear/see the sea.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby johnh » 02 Dec 2019, 11:55

Selby White wrote:Last couple of years we've gone to the coast (nothing like a paddle in the North sea :shock: ) on Xmas day and was planning the same this year.

However Mrs SW's son yesterday invited us down to stay and spend Xmas with them. Apparently his better half's parents are also staying so should have a laugh with us all.


I read something about a winter swim in the Serpentine in London. For half a nano second I thought about joining them. :shock:
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby Selby White » 02 Dec 2019, 12:35

NottinghamWhite wrote:
Selby White wrote:Last couple of years we've gone to the coast (nothing like a paddle in the North sea :shock: ) on Xmas day and was planning the same this year.



Christmas morning we’re usually invited to join a couple from Rotherham ( as we get the train to Scarbados) to drive down to North Bay & stroll along the prom. It’s a lovely bracing experience amble along for about an hour just love to hear/see the sea.


Last year it was Bridlington Xmas day and Scarboro on New Year's Day. Great Times to visit and as you say lovely walk along the Prom.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby BrighouseWhite » 02 Dec 2019, 16:31

We're having the in-laws round for dinner on Christmas day, then they return the favour on New Year's Day. As I'm not at work this year I'll be on dinner duty. Will be the last time I have a proper Christmas dinner at home until it comes round to fall on a Monday again.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby Selby White » 03 Dec 2019, 15:04

Apparently Christmas starts tomorrow as in the morning I've been informed I'll be getting the tree and decorations down from the loft while Mrs SW does the cards.
Lunchtime we are jumping on the train to York to have a walk around the Xmas market then a nice meal (not sure where yet) before heading home.

Our local café is doing a "Festive Afternoon Tea" between now and the big day so we've booked ourselves in for next Tuesday, a bargain at £12.95 each.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby NottinghamWhite » 22 Dec 2019, 09:43

Currently packing as we’re away tomorrow for four days.
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Re: Christmas plans

Postby Selby White » 22 Dec 2019, 13:38

As said earlier on this thread we are going to Cathy's sons for Christmas, actually travelling down Christmas morning and coming home Friday.
He'll be cooking the big dinner and as he is a Chef by trade it should be good.

Going to the East coast for the day tomorrow, think it will be sunny Bridlington.
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