Sunday, 28 December 2014

Stick that Cracker Up Yer Arse xx

One breakfast out, one walk around the cliffs of Broadstairs, a family meal, a trip to the cinema ( to see the Moses epic EXODUS - don't bother) a gin and tonic with another set of relatives and a large amount of smiling, small talk and chat, and my Christmas visit to Kent is almost over.
To me Christmas is generally all over bar the shouting on Boxing Day , so this prolonged festivity is a new thing for me.
This evening , on a visit to Chris ' uncle, I thought I had literally overdosed with christmas memorabilia as in front of the fireplace, the lady of the house had constructed a complete victorian village complete with snowy pine forest, stream, village bridge and rosy faced snowballing schoolboys
I'm all fucking Christmas-t out!
Ps..the only casualty of Christmas was Sorrel's plastic light up snowman
William pulled the carrot off its face an hour ago
Hey ho

47 comments:

  1. I would image you are pretty much done with Christmas by now..but that village is beautiful.

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  2. I have a friend who does this, and it makes her happy. And, I happily admire it.

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  3. Lovey set-up but as it is so easy to put up decorations over a day or two with excitement. The packing away and clean up is no fun.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. You are a real trooper and can go home soon :) I must admit I like the village but then again I get more excited about Christmas than our 9 year old.
    Twiggy

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  5. I think many were through before it started.

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  6. Get back home soon John. I want things to be normal again.x

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  7. I Box up Christmas and put it back in the loft the day after Boxing Day, I just hate it

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  8. We always start putting away Christmas stuff the day after. My husband thinks the lights and decorations look sad and tired once 26 Dec. rolls around.

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  9. I hope you make it home, safe sound and without a shout. I am back to the office Monday morning with a couple of meetings on the schedule.

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  10. So many ways to celebrate Christmas......it can get a tad tedious at times for many.

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  11. That is a lovely village, but like you, I am Christmased out. Half of my decor was put away today. The rest tomorrow. Onward ho!

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  12. That is funny about William nicking the carrot.

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  13. I think I would be too. I'm happiest stuck in my hobbit hole! Safe journey home! Xx

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  14. I'd be drawn to it but like most of your readers...I'm done. Things put away little by little.

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  15. I like the village :) So, here in the US they're having a Walking Dead New Year's TV marathon - every episode starting Tuesday morning. Perfect way to start the New year!

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  16. For me, gin-and-tonics are a summer thing. In the winter, my go-to festive drink is Glühwein, or hot toddies if I really want to get loaded.

    I'm glad the holiday season is pretty much over- I got sick of the traffic and the consumerism.

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  17. You are out of your element John. Now that William is eating the noses off of Sorrels' snowmam it sounds like it may be the perfect time to start the windy roadtrip back home. If only one could only click your ruby slippers' heels together while saying "There's no place like home, No place like home,,,

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  18. Oh THAT kind of cracker ... I was picturing the square kind and thinking that would be uncomfortable ...

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  19. That village is amazing!
    A wonderful week and a safe New Year's Eve to you, John.

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  20. For the first time in many years, I had a great Christmas, but am letting go of it for the sanity of those around me who are done with it. I love the village, and even have one--Its been boxed up for at least 20 years and I'm okay with that.

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  21. It was a sweet thing to do for Chris. A person puts up with that ---- for the ones they love. I hope you are on your way home soon. Be safe!

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  22. In California, nothing skips town faster than Christmas. I like it this way.

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  23. My two college grands who are home for the holidays and I were going to see Exodus....now wondering whether to go.

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  24. Wot; no fighting or broken expensive antiques? Sounds very dull.

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  25. What Gail said. and so am i...

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  26. Even when I 'believed' in Christmas I recognised that it became a drag soon after the presents had been unwrapped. All the pleasure had been in the anticipation. Once that was over it was sliding all the way downhill from there to twelfth night - a near-eternity!.

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  27. My family leave my house looking like a ticker-tape parade route and I've just found a box of sausage rolls under a chair.
    The village is beautiful.

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  28. Time to come home John..x

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  29. Well done William, and quite right too. Leave a few sneaky turds under the beds too...

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  30. Appropriate of absolutely nothing: We now have a television. We also have the first season of Walking Dead.

    I blame you.

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  31. Well I rather like that snowy scene - as long as it isn't on my mantelpiece.

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  32. Years ago it was Christmas day and boxing day, now the whole bloody country closes down for two weeks. Apart from retail that is, cos people would die whithout retail. And people do seem to have this perverse, masochistic tendency to spend time with folk they would at other times avoid like the plague. Roll on January 5th.
    Love the village. Good chap William!
    Home to restorative feathers, fur and a night shift John.

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  33. Where's Godzilla when you need him?

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  34. I love that Victorian Village. Here, the biggest day of the entire Christmas holiday is Three Kings Day with parades the eve of. So, we've got until 6 January to continue the celebration. There's still time for you to get here.

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  35. That's not bad really....only one casualty! I'm both Christmast-d and relatived out (last day at my parents and having a bit of a row with my mother). The tree comes down this week and we will have the annual "burning of the green". Balsam firs make a fine conflagration.

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  36. I visited a house full of stuff like that, seriously everywhere I looked were giant reindeer, father xmases and a HUGE xmas village. I had to smile politely as my partner was telling them he was sure I would love to take photos of it all. I just wanted to run screaming from the house, and then kill him.

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  37. Christmas came down the morning after.

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  38. I suspect that you will have been on the receiving end of many broad stares in Broadstairs. Does every home have broad stairs in Broadstairs? How broad are Sorrel's stairs? A couple of metres?

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    1. Huh... "Its name being derived from the Anglo-Saxon word Bradstow which means a broad place..." Nowt to do with stairs then, or broads sitting on stairs...

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  39. Clearly a dog with good taste!

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  40. Have you ever thought of being a stand up comedian ? if not ! then you should. You certainly make me laugh ....xx

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  41. I love the village. I have a small one, nothing that elaborate, and I was too lazy to set it up…maybe next year! I know you had a good time, but I'm looking forward to you getting back to Trelawnyd to continue the saga! I miss the dogs, Albert, and the rest of your gang!

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