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Old 25th Dec 2007, 18:39
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What did YOU get for xmas?

Merry xmas all...

anyone got anything nice today? or maybe something unusual or unexpected?

I havent opened my gifts yet so the fun is still to come (feeling like a kid)

Time for a drink and to unwrap the gifts here soon so go on, what did u all get?
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Old 25th Dec 2007, 18:49
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Usual random stuff off my parents...

Aftershave, chocolate (lots of it), remote control heli, remote control plane, few dvd's and games...

And the best surprise of all, totally unexpected, a trial lesson in a C152 First flight in a light aircraft
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Old 25th Dec 2007, 19:19
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Great mug from a friend, toolkit for the car from my siblings, plenty of books, 540 piece puzzle - a globe (round like a ball ), couple vouchers, calender, ...

Actually all of it pretty nice or useful stuff.

Not too many sweets for me but plenty on the christmas tree

Oh - and 2 beautiful boxes full of home made cookies from my godmother!
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Old 25th Dec 2007, 20:35
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Nothing yet...

Sitting in some hotel room in the deep South, no sign of Santa..

Back home there may be a few packs to unwrap, but my wishlist included products from the local Mercedes dealer and I think friends and neigbors are too cheap to get me what I deserve....
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Old 25th Dec 2007, 22:19
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Some bottles of beer from brother & sister in law (a two pint bottle of Tiger lager shared with father this afternoon while looking out on the garden with the birds at the feeding table), a bottle of London Pride (always dependable, a good beer that I'm enjoying now while trying to trype) and a bottle of Badger Englands Gold for Tomorrow.

Also Katy Meluas' latest album, very laid back and relaxing.

Today could best be described as 'gently trashed'

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Old 25th Dec 2007, 22:49
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Unfortunatly the Badger didn't fare too well, it mounted a suicide mission on the large beer glass on the desk.

Bottle = 0, Me and glass = 1.

Getting slightly more gently trashy.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 04:49
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I got two pairs of socks and a Naughty, both of them 2 sizes too big.....
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 05:27
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well, not me, but the g-kids got a Wii. Oh, bollix, thinks I, more plastic stuff that needs batteries, but then I got to ten-pin bowling. Totally amazing, and incredibly I got the (rather modest) score that I often get when really bowling.

You look at the telly while holding a thingie in yer hand that 'talks' to the telly -- and the rest is done by magic. I found by putting a bias to the right (I'm a lefty) and curving it to the left one can get the ball right into the pocket.

Boxing and tennis was not quite so much fun. Golf seemed to be done by the computer as much as the player. What it did do is show just what the future holds.

The other thing that impressed me was orders of magnitude cheaper. It was like a scaled up telephone handset put earpiece down on a shiny surface. One slid pucks under it. Just two buttons controlled its computer.

You could play a reaction game where it shouted the puck colours and you had to make sure that you didn't send the wrong one. Of course it was played against time. A simple elastic barrier made it playable by one player.

Other functions were memory testing --blue blue green blue, It would shout those and when you had done that it would up the anti and do a longer string of colours -- again against time, and....something I've forgotten. Oh, that's it, breaking a code.

It was probably the best modern toy of low cost that I have ever come across.

Well, I'm orf to drink my prezzy. It's 12 years old, so it needs recycling.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 08:50
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Big bag of ppl books and associated bits and pieces for me...and a snotty cold
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 09:02
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Bahhh - Humbug

Seasons greetings

Holiday with family in Copenhagen arrived Christmas Day

3 suitcases containing pressies still in Singapore arriving 27th! Err Maybe
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 11:47
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I got the usual: socks, boxers, aftershave...and a bollocking for overcooking the Turkey, followed by a bollocking for putting too much brandy on the pudding, and finally a bollocking this morning for getting plastered last night on the remainder of the Brandy. Now I’m in what I like to call “the bollocking zone” a.k.a. that period between Christmas and New Year, where I seem to receive my annual quota of verbal chastising in this 7 days period.

Oh the joys of the festive period!

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 12:38
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A scarf.

Some minatures of Schnaps (Various flavours)

And a small bag of choclate covered nuts.

Ah well.

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 21:18
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A Ryanair charity calendar...
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 22:02
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Nutcrackers and a Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Owners Workshop Manual (ISBN: 9781844254620).
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 22:07
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A video camera! It's fab! I've hada great fun taking lots of video of the son and heir and learning what all the buttons do! Also some money for my upcoming holiday and some other really nice bits and pieces. I'm very lucky.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 22:08
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A tottering by gently calendar

books, ornaments, kitchen stuff, etc - all good.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 22:08
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I got a film scanner that lets me upload film slides onto my computer.

Here are a couple of Jet Commanders I flew in the late 70s.

Hey Loose, I got an 18 year old.

(Scotch. )

Pictures of my old DC-3 here.


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Old 26th Dec 2007, 22:10
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I got a silver bracelet and a black opal ring. I know opals are supposed to be unlucky but hey! with the luck I've had this year, the opals might help to reverse it!!

My 65 year old mother received from her brother in law, a Little Miss Naughty diary. We think he's finally flipped!


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Old 26th Dec 2007, 23:28
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Beer, books and the Simpsons' Movie DVD. Compass cuff links. Good haul!
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 23:45
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A Tom Tom One V3.

So's I can find my way about when I return to living in UK in a few weeks. Mrs. BS reckons I also need a resettlement course, like the ones we got in the RAF.

She's probably right...
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