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Old 17-12-2023, 06:55   #1
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

To all associated with Accrington Web. Here’s wishing you and your families a happy and joyful Christmas and the very best of New Years. Wishing you all good health and much happiness, and a bit of wealth thrown in wouldn’t go amiss.
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Thank you Dotti and may I return the same gretting to you and your family.
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Old 17-12-2023, 09:05   #3
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To copy my last year's post, (BAH-HUMBUG), only joshing ! all the best to one and all.
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Old 17-12-2023, 09:54   #4
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To all the friends on the forum…my wishes for you are that you have the best Christmas you can.
Remember those who are no longer with us. Raise a glass to their memory.
Also there are going to be many people who are having a hard time because someone they love is not with them….children who are no longer in touch, wives with husbands working away…in the forces. You get the picture.
If you have an elderly neighbour and can spare a few minutes to visit them….please do. It might make their day.
Hope 2024 is good to you and those you love.
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Old 17-12-2023, 09:56   #5
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Oh yes…and is there anyone else out there who thinks Christmas has come round very quickly?
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Old 17-12-2023, 15:35   #6
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Oh yes…and is there anyone else out there who thinks Christmas has come round very quickly?

Every year and I kown why. By the end of August I am so sick and tired of all the Christmas goods appearing in the Supermarket and displacing the normal usage of the shelves, just as bad the advertising is starting. The result of all this is that I become deaf and blind to Christmas until I realise that its upon me. Result a frantic flap to do all the things that need to be done for Christmas (sigh, sigh, sigh).

After Note: While writing this I had the radio on in the background, don't know who is on but they were extolling the virtues and facilities of Accrington library.

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Old 17-12-2023, 19:15   #7
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Hill Walker, like you…I get Christmas fatigue.
Although I think mine is that I have lived through too many Christmas’s.
I get fed up of reading about how to put together a ‘perfect’ Christmas.
There is no such thing.
Why do we think that a festive Turkey dinner will transform the family members that we cannot get on with at any other time of the year.

If you get through the day without injuring yourself or your other half then it is an OK day.
I just think that many of us are persuaded by the media to expect more than the day can ever deliver.
Come on peeps…Santa is a myth!

Oh yes…today I read a report of some shop selling Cadbury mini eggs.
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Old 17-12-2023, 20:18   #8
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Sorry Dorothy…I think I might have hi-jacked your thread.
I should have started my own ‘bah Humbug’ thread.
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Old 18-12-2023, 05:52   #9
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Margaret, your posts are well worth the read as usual so certainly no need to apologise. Happy to share the thread. Happier still that there have been posts to it. Are you sure though that Santa is a myth? I’m very sad to hear that. Disillusioned. There’s so many of them around that surely one of them is the real deal. One thing for certain is that they breed like rabbits, they're everywhere….

…now talking about rabbits, yes one thing you can bet on is that the Easter Bunny is waiting impatiently in the wings.
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Old 18-12-2023, 06:33   #10
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I was thinking how things have changed over the years. My mother did not believe in buying on credit so six months before Christmas she would join a club and pay in to this every week, maybe 6d a week - whatever she could afford. Then on Christmas Day I would find a pillow-case at the bottom of my bed and in it would be an orange, hazelnuts - that my dad had collected from the hedgerows, and maybe some Brazil nuts. There was always a book and also a present that I could use or play with. Very precious to me.

It was an exciting occasion and I guarantee that my pillow-case of goodies meant more to me than what all the fancy and expensive presents that children get these days mean to them.

My mother would also buy a bottle of wine, the only one bought all year, and this would be something very special for Christmas. A goose for Christmas lunch, and the goose grease saved for its many uses. Nothing wasted.

Christmas was not commercialised like it is today – would’ve been pointless because people did not have much money anyway.
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Old 18-12-2023, 10:19   #11
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Yes Dorothy, my mum was the same….she hated credit so she used to join Christmas Clubs.
Many shops had a sign saying ‘join our Christmas club’….this meant the cost of Christmas was a bit less, but also the Co-op paid out the ‘divi’ in time for Christmas and way back then it was two and sixpence in the pound….so for every pound you spent you got half a crown in ‘divi’….this was a big help so woe betide you if you went to the Co-op and forgot your number.
I used to run along Nuttall street reciting it to myself so that I did not forget it.
It was 10168.
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Old 21-12-2023, 18:58   #12
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Wishing everybody on this website a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2024.

Cheers
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Merry christmas everyone and best for new year.
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Old 23-12-2023, 18:57   #14
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Again, as I have stated before, (Bah, Humbug), I have just received my car insurance renewal quote, it has gone up by £300 a year and yet I was a Mobile fork lift truck engineer covering all of England up to the Scottish borders and welsh wales, I have driven through France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, I have never had an accident and I have never had any points on my license ; I past my test when I was in my twenties and I am now nearer eighty than seventy, how the ---- do these people get away with it. Hazel, please give me another bottle !
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Old 24-12-2023, 21:21   #15
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Merry christmas everyone and all the best for the new year from me and the spugster xxx

its going to be a fun xmas for me as im high as a kite on painkillers and down to one arm (t'other one in a sling) .. but have a brilliant xmas all xxxx
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