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Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too! (27)

Oct 6, 2008 1:34 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
Christmas - should it be banned for all except kids?

Isn't it a shame that so many people feel sad and lonely and miserable and miss their loved ones at Christmas?

I had a paternal Grandmother (yup, the one I sincerely hated) who was always a miserable old moaning cow at Christmas (a bit like me but a female version!).

I think my grandfather died about Christmas time so she wanted everybody else to be miserable too - and objected to children being all happy and excited. I was only a kid, but I really deeply resented her attempts to spoil MY Christmas just because she wasn't happy with life.

We live in a global world.

Very few non-impoverished people live within a few miles of the family they were born to. Brothers and sisters have moved on - either hundreds of miles or emmigrated even further............. many of us never see our own parents at Christmas for decades, but we all miss that feeling of goodwill and that nuclear family identity - right?

This Christmas I'll be with my mum, but without my dad as he recently died.

My partner has spent 24th/25th December with a g/f come rain or shine for several decades, but she'll fly out here on 26th December.

Woohoo! thumbs up

The New Year? A time of renewal of hope and a positive attitude to the future? A drunken night out that starts the New Year with a hangover and a sense of frustration?

We have choices.

What are your choices?

Even if our choices are limited our desires are unlimited!

What would YOU like to do for Christmas and the New Year?

Where would you like to be?

Who would you like to be with?

Why? grin hug
Oct 6, 2008 1:40 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
Mirodenia
MirodeniaMirodeniaNew York City, New York USA61 Threads 8 Polls 2,387 Posts
Hi Rusty,

Do you come with Monika to our New Years Eve Party? We don't know now where exactly it will be.
Malta was one option.
Oct 6, 2008 1:50 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
Mirodenia: Hi Rusty,

Do you come with Monika to our New Years Eve Party? We don't know now where exactly it will be.
Malta was one option.


A lot of water has passed under the bridge, but maybe not enough yet........ there are people in Malta whose company I nolonger feel comfortable with...

We'll see - I know who my real friends are, and don't wish to spoil a party for those who are not!

Anybody who makes the effort to take the short (20 minute) ferry crossing over from Malta to Gozo can be assured of a warm welcome over here.
Oct 6, 2008 1:57 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
Mirodenia
MirodeniaMirodeniaNew York City, New York USA61 Threads 8 Polls 2,387 Posts
Thanks Rusty.

Have a nice day!
Oct 6, 2008 1:59 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
Mirodenia: Thanks Rusty.

Have a nice day!


You too! thumbs up
Oct 6, 2008 2:25 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
Mirodenia
MirodeniaMirodeniaNew York City, New York USA61 Threads 8 Polls 2,387 Posts
Where would you like to be?

Who would you like to be with?

Why?[/quote
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I would like to be on a yacht travelling around the world with Sommer, Mike and some of my friends.
Bibi and the man of my life.

I like the sea, I love to visit new places and have new experiences. 45 is a good age for a trip around the world.
Oct 6, 2008 3:06 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
tinaferrara
tinaferraratinaferraraedinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK17 Threads 278 Posts
true,it is really for kids only and no religious meaning anymore
Oct 6, 2008 3:34 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
Sommerauer71
Sommerauer71Sommerauer71Salzburg, Austria164 Threads 4 Polls 19,249 Posts
Mirodenia: Where would you like to be?

Who would you like to be with?

Why?[/quote ]I would like to be on a yacht travelling around the world with Sommer, Mike and some of my friends.
Bibi and the man of my life.

I like the sea, I love to visit new places and have new experiences. 45 is a good age for a trip around the world.



I like the sea too....

Morning all and Mirodenia, may I say you are looking stunning this morning.

My children this year are with their father, so I am a free agent with three weeks off...

That yacht could be closer than you think...
Oct 6, 2008 4:13 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
gussi
gussigussiVilters-Wangs, St Gallen Switzerland15 Threads 3 Polls 6,745 Posts
Sommerauer71: I like the sea too....

Morning all and Mirodenia, may I say you are looking stunning this morning.

My children this year are with their father, so I am a free agent with three weeks off...

That yacht could be closer than you think...


New years Eve party ????wine dancing
Oct 6, 2008 5:36 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
foreveryoung1
foreveryoung1foreveryoung1cartagena, Murcia Spain4 Threads 1 Polls 4,094 Posts
My daughter is not sending a letter to Santa Claus listing all the things that her son wants for Christmas, just the toy section of the Argos catalogue.

santa waving
Oct 6, 2008 5:43 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
no1brightongirl
no1brightongirlno1brightongirlbrighton, East Sussex, England UK15 Threads 286 Posts
i love christmas,all my colleagues at work hate it,we are all different
Oct 6, 2008 6:33 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
Mirodenia: Where would you like to be?

Who would you like to be with?

Why?[/quote ]I would like to be on a yacht travelling around the world with Sommer, Mike and some of my friends.
Bibi and the man of my life.

I like the sea, I love to visit new places and have new experiences. 45 is a good age for a trip around the world.


I've just been on a 12 day 'freestyle' cruise (Turkey,Egypt & Greece) -

it was a novel experience with an enormous choice of restaurants, bars, activities etc and with about 2,500 fellow passengers from all over the world......... luckily I was with the most attractive woman on the whole ship so I wasn't distracted by too many women - apart from the Salza dancing which was kinda fun (even if I ended up suffering from 'over-gyrated hips' and a touch of hyperventilation!).

12 days was enough for this particular type of cruise. I still want to cruise round New Zealand though...........and I am saving up to go in 2010.

A few years ago my dad wanted to take my mother on a six month round the world cruise (quite a few years ago as she hadn't had a massive stroke at the time).

My mum refused - she said that three months would have been more than enough; six months was way too long.

He grumbled for a year or so, then gave up trying to persuade her ... a few times they cruised on cargo ships - many cargo ships have about six luxury cabins for passengers and you get to eat with the Captain every night which can be interesting (unless the Captain is a pig and farts a lot).
Oct 6, 2008 9:21 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
Christmas already?
Say it aint so!sigh please transport
Oct 6, 2008 9:25 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
Conrad73: Christmas already?
Say it aint so!


"It ain't so"

(not QUITE yet, but it shall be in what appears to be just a few hours time for those of us elderly folk for whom time seems to fly faster and faster as gravity sucks us down into the ground of the 'infinite land of nod'!)
Oct 6, 2008 9:27 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight: "It ain't so"

(not QUITE yet, but it shall be in what appears to be just a few hours time for those of us elderly folk for whom time seems to fly faster and faster as gravity sucks us down into the ground of the 'infinite land of nod'!)
laugh wave
Oct 6, 2008 9:29 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
foreveryoung1
foreveryoung1foreveryoung1cartagena, Murcia Spain4 Threads 1 Polls 4,094 Posts
our supermarkets where carrying chocolate santa claus in August, but they have all disappeared, think they all melted

rolling on the floor laughing
Oct 6, 2008 9:32 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
rusty_knight
rusty_knightrusty_knightGozo, Malta254 Threads 4 Polls 10,684 Posts
foreveryoung1: our supermarkets where carrying chocolate santa claus in August, but they have all disappeared, think they all melted


I know - I think my mum ate them all! ~BURP~!

'What would you like for Christmas?' I asked her

'Santa' she replied, with a knowing smile!¬ Yikes! help
Oct 6, 2008 10:39 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
smoky
smokysmokyUnterland, Zurich Switzerland300 Threads 6 Polls 13,267 Posts
Yeah, you`re right! Christmas is for the kids.

I was highly amused one year, while doing some last minute shopping in a local mall, to pass a guy staggering out the Liquor Store with a huge load of alcohol ... I said to him "If it wasn`t for the kids, you`d not have to do all this hey?" ..... He fully agreed with me!buddies confused
Oct 6, 2008 10:46 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
smoky: Yeah, you`re right! Christmas is for the kids.

I was highly amused one year, while doing some last minute shopping in a local mall, to pass a guy staggering out the Liquor Store with a huge load of alcohol ... I said to him "If it wasn`t for the kids, you`d not have to do all this hey?" ..... He fully agreed with me!
He must have not felt a bit of pain. doh jaw drop grin
Oct 6, 2008 10:48 AM CST Christmas looms - again........and then New Year's Eve beckons too!
phoenix
phoenixphoenixparis, Ile-de-France France103 Threads 4 Polls 5,247 Posts
Nothing to do with the threrad but Little Richard is on my jike box....singing HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY..dancing
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