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Old Dec 25 2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Just wondering what everyone got this year. We agreed that the Norfolk trip was our Christmas present to each other. At least for the 7 of us that went.

From Pernesse Friend S.S. I got a box of chocolate mints, a pair of soft purple socks, a small dragon hatching and a couple of ornments. From K.T. S.S. I got a cute stuffed purple webkin dragon, which I will not let Kibby swipe.



A month ago Kibby found a HUGE stuffed yetti at a local Goodwill and fell in love with it. It was in great shape, so we ended up getting it. Kibby is almost 6 feet tall the head of the yetti comes to her chest, it is wider than it is tall. She was very excited when she saw it sitting on the couch this morn. She also got a new DSI game, a Hunger Game board game, a silver necklace with her name, an indian fairy holding a wolf cub and a few othe things.

She also got 20 pairs of socks and candy. I wraped each container of candy, then stuffed it in a pair of socks and wraped the socks. I did that with almost every pair of socks. It took me all night, (I did not go to bed until 9:00 this am.) It was worth it. Watching her unwrap it all, & complaining, was fun.

We did not do anything special for dinner tonight. After dinner we played her board game.
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Old Dec 26 2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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We didn't do much for Christmas this year. Hubby hasn't gotten his gift yet as he only told me on the 24th what he wanted!! LOL I got a couple of books for my Kindle and my MIL got a Kindle of her own! My parents gave each of their kids (there are five of us) a small bit of money to donate to an organization as we see fit. Hubby and I decided to donate it to the animal rescue group where we got our last two dogs!!

Hope everyone got a good holiday!!
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I got a little stuffed angel from the Kidling, and a much bigger holiday angel from Mom.
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I got birthing kits, vaccinations, chickens and school resources through World Vision's gift list scheme. I get to help others, and not pay excess baggage charges for stuff we don't need. When we get home, the boys will get their big presents from us - a bike for Matt and a play kitchen for Daniel
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You're moving back to the UK, Kat?

Uhm, I got nothing for Xmas but 12 year old Highland Park Whisky and a new iPad + keyboard/sleeve for my birthday (my wife claimed the other iPad) and for Dutch Sinterklaas (Dec 5th) I got chocolate, candy, wine, a mail standard and two DVD boxes/series. Oh and some TLC ;-)
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Uhm, I got nothing for Xmas but 12 year old Highland Park Whisky and a new iPad + keyboard/sleeve for my birthday (my wife claimed the other iPad) and for Dutch Sinterklaas (Dec 5th) I got chocolate, candy, wine, a mail standard and two DVD boxes/series. Oh and some TLC ;-)
Been back for Christmas with family, but we'll be home again soon. I like the sound of your scotch, Hans!
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Bats is over the Moon finally got Games of Thrones,,,poor Son and Daughter -In-Law thought I had Blue-ray and I got that too I just love The
Games of Thrones really surprised of how well it was done even better than Rome so far watched two Discs
some lovely Dragons and other delights ,my special Drink Amarula it's not Xmas if I didn't have that,,best too ,,Jnr ,the kangaroo was here and still is almost big as his Dad was,,he delighted the full house I had
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I got a Rockwell VersaCut saw (which makes at least 11 different types of saws I have), an inversion bench, a PC game I've been wanting, but my wife bought what she thought was new, and wasn't. It's already been registered on Steam, so it's unusable and she's back to square one with that, plus trying to get her money back and pay for return postage.

I also got a Disney Grumpy Christmas t-shirt. Says "Tis the season to be Grumpy" on it. Some nuts; pistachios, cashews, and my wife's home made roasted and salted pecans. My usual collector coins, and flavored teas from my mom, and a really cool Harley t-shirt from my sis and her husband, from Iceland, along with a Harley the Snowman ornament and some more flavored teas.
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Old Dec 29 2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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Pernesse Friend S.S. Two potholder, two cats place mats, and a Ginny with a image of the three cats apron
New Kitchen Table S.S. A T-Shirt, and a mug with a cat on it and a nice card and something else that I scrap booked

From my other half, (he next to me in my image) A flanela green/tan covering for my bed, and a SD card form my Book Port Plus, which I'm download the rest of the Anne McCaffrey from Audible.com
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Nothing too exciting for me this year. Some new bedsheets, waffle iron, a mug that's a replica of my SLR lens, a remote shutter release for the camera, and a few books.

Hans, the Highland Park sounds good, I know Kendall's something from them before and may still have in his current collection. I gave him a special distilling of a BenRiach scotch, which was released as part of a series called Cask Strength and Carry On.
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I got a portable DVD player and 4 DVD's. The Wizard of Oz, the latest Muppet Movie, The King and I and The Magnificent Seven. For a small machine it has good quality picture and nice sound. I'll enjoy it when I'm sewing. I got a lovely calendar from my South African secret santa at the Forum Tree website. I've reached a time when I get more fun giving things to the kids than getting. We gave Jenn and Mike a beautiful quilt made by Aranel with squares that have old style musical instruments on them. I gave Jenn 4 really nice little black handbags to take when she goes out someplace special. I wrapped them individually, numbered the gifts and inside each I wrote - You Can... Never Have... Too Many ... Little Black Bags. I think she enjoyed it. Fred got a vacuum and a humidifier for his apartment and he and Eliza are getting a quilt also made by Aranel that has squares of soft orange for Fred (Syracuse University Orangemen) and squares with cute bees on them for Eliza, from the Newtown Bee. I got Jeff a print of a sailing ship that was made in 1925. He already hung it in the dining room. It was a good Christmas!
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I've seen mugs like you're talking about Cheryl. They're pretty cool!
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Sounds like everyone had a good Christmas.

My niece brought her two youngest down for me to babysit. Kibby brought her yetti down stair. Emmi came into the house saw the yetti, turned around and walked out again. Seth saw it and clung to his mother. Neither one of them liked Kibby's yetti as much as Kibby does. She had to take the yetti up stair, so they would quiet yelling.
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Cheryl, Draco,

I got one for quite a while: a Canon 24-105 lens. and I think that's the one you got too, Cheryl
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Old Dec 30 2012, 03:09 PM   #15
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Yes, that's the one I now have!
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Old Dec 30 2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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I just ordered this flash drive with Christmas money



I like it as a necklas as well as being a flash drive, I ordered 8GB
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I like it as a necklas as well as being a flash drive, I ordered 8GB
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That's a cute USB stick Mawra
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I like it. I haven't seen anything but coloured plastic sticks here.

I got mostly chocolates and other edibles, including stone ground wholemeal flour and spelt flour from a real windmill, and a nice purple scarf from my daughter-in-law. That's about the fourth purple scarf she's given me.

Best present was seeing my son and daughter-in-law from Wellington, and news that my other son is coming back from switzerland with his family, intending to stay in New Zealand.
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I ordered my flash drive from ebay. Our stores do not have any cool looking flash drives. That one was cheaper than the ones sold in Wal-Mart.
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Sounds like everyone had a good Christmas.

My niece brought her two youngest down for me to babysit. Kibby brought her yetti down stair. Emmi came into the house saw the yetti, turned around and walked out again. Seth saw it and clung to his mother. Neither one of them liked Kibby's yetti as much as Kibby does. She had to take the yetti up stair, so they would quiet yelling.
Ah, she can always use the Yetti to guard her room against her cousins, then!
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My husband and I bought ourselves the Andromeda series for Christmas, neither of us has seen it yet, as well as a new 50" plasma TV at the beginning of December. Marcus got some standard-sized Lego bricks since he thinks the Duplo bricks are "for babies" and won't play with them anymore, more Brio railway pieces, a couple of puzzles and some clothes that he sorely needed. He has plenty of clothes, but will only wear those with a Cars or Angry Birds theme without a fight. Since he's due to upgrade to the next size anyway, I'd just as well buy stuff I know he'll wear...
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All my 'legitimate' presents were alcohol-based (that includes my favourite aftershave!).

The beigey thing in the middle is my present to myself (ahem)
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LOL, consider me jealous Farclas, on all counts except the aftershave (I swear by Joop!). Some present to oneself! Wow.
I'm afraid I spent the money for that on our trip to South-Africa, which I heard yesterday, will go through (there was a minimum required of 15 persons).

How I wish I could take a few 'photo workshops' with you, ending in a comprehensive evaluation with a drink of course
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Nice haul, Farclas! Color me jealous of the beigey thing.


Hans - South Africa? What time of year are you going? (Trying to figure when to start looking for pictures )
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Best thing, and the one I cannot believe my mother actually bought is the complete series of "The Tudors".
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I know that I am VERY late to this thread, but I got a gigantic fuzzy blanket from my mom.
I also got some bracelets and art supplies, but the blanket was by far my favorite present.
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