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p.risboy

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All done. 3 prezzies......one each for my daughters, and one for the missus.;):)
Easy stuff this chrimbo shopping.:)

No cards, just phone calls on chrimbo day. I make a point of calling all my rellies, even if they don't want to hear from me.:2fun:

Personally, I'd rather hear christmas greetings than read them.;):)

Steve.:)
 

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I've almost completed my Christmas shopping, 2 gifts to go.
I did a lot of it online this year,what fun I had, and no disappointments.
The gifts I ordered have been rolling in regularly. Even my husband is getting excited about them arriving.
He is opening them before I even get a chance to. Joan:)
 

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Not sure whether that is being romantic or scrooge. We have deal in our family that when nieces and nephews get to 18 we stop giving them presents. A few years ago we had 13 nephews and nieces under 18. Now we have 4. So not as much shopping this year.
 
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Ours is the easiest - we have each other and that is all that counts!
That's exactly how we do it too, however if either of us [My wife and I]
want any thing special during the year we just buy it.We tell our children that we don't want xmas or birthday gifts as long as they visit us,that's special enough, I also agree no presents once kids turn 18.

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My childrens grandparents said they didn't want presents unless it was something the children had made. Which seems ok but the children want to give something so Mum has to come up with things they can make. Over the years they have made an iced gingerbread house, a snow globe made in a jar with a pengiuin stock on lid filled with baby oil and glitter. hand made chocolates, lemon curd, a machine patchwork cushion, and painted jars with candles in. It was quite hard to find things as the children got older. One year I gave them a disposable camera each in the summer and then we made a calendar of their photos.
 
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Hi All

I have been not too well with a coughing virus, all much better now.

Six years ago, after my husband died I went out to do the Xmas shopping and Mother Nature decided otherwise, so I came home.

I did all the Xmas shopping on line down to crackers and silly bits, childrens presents , everything. It was the easiest Xmas shopping I have ever done, and I have now continued to do it this way. For those that live away, I have them delivered and if the shop do not do gift wrap, parents have to do it. No flogging to the PO and waiting for the number to come up !

It all comes to the door and I say thank you to the Internet :2fun: :2fun:

Maddie
 
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Hi Gibbo

I order all my materials for Patchwork and Quilting from America !! It was much cheaper ( not so much now ) and wonderful quality. It was so exciting to open all the parcels. I have to say it was not so good for the purse !!

You must try it. I only use reputable companies and credit card. I have only had one duff one, and the bank sorted it all out for me.

It also saves on the feet and temper. Why do the younger people walk around with those stupid things in their ears, so that they cannot hear you say " Excuse me ". They even walk in front of the buses !!!!

I must stop ranting !!!

Maddie
 

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I will have a look tomorrow and see what i come up with. I live in a small town so unless we go to the larger cities we are limited in what we can buy so online shopping would be ideal.
 

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Hey Maddie, happy your better.:):)

Do you ever watch that programme 'Grumpy old women'......love it, and the 'Grumpy old men' prog.

I can relate to your rants, so don't stop. As it's not just a woman thing.:2fun:

I shop a lot online......it's cheaper to get stuff from overseas, rather than here. I just can't work out why it's so much cheaper, and with the carriage included.

Baffles me, but hey.....I'll don't care, as long as it saves me cash and agro.:)

Steve.:)
 

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