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Old Dec 19th 2010, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by Beedubya View Post
Well I will be going to her place for Christmas Day and Boxing Day so will have no say in the matter on what we eat I suppose, unless I want to get into the kitchen and cook!!

Hopefully they will at least have some ham, oh I do like that on a sarnie with a bit of mustard.

I will probably go and buy some food this week to take down, important stuff like Quality Street and Mr Kipling mince pies.
You're right about the ham. It's easy to get a supply of mince pies.

My only gripe is that Quality street is not such in ready supply as Roses. It's a self-serving gripe not a disaster.
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Old Dec 19th 2010, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by BadgeIsBack View Post
You're right about the ham. It's easy to get a supply of mince pies.

My only gripe is that Quality street is not such in ready supply as Roses. It's a self-serving gripe not a disaster.
BIG W used to be really good for those big tins of chocolate and the like, I don't know if it still is as I haven't been there for a few years now.
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Old Dec 19th 2010, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Beedubya View Post
BIG W used to be really good for those big tins of chocolate and the like, I don't know if it still is as I haven't been there for a few years now.
That's my failing - I don't get to those places...

Hey...my local is doing Kiplings' pies. 4 and a half dollars..the memory is fading fast - am I right? Forum - here is your chance - take it away.....

My Christmas shopping is done.
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If you live in Queensland right now you should feel right at home for christmas - it's been raining for what seems to be 3 months straight .
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Originally Posted by MrsDagboy View Post
If you live in Queensland right now you should feel right at home for christmas - it's been raining for what seems to be 3 months straight .
Hello twin, how the bloody hell are you????? Three months? More like the whole sodding year.
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well we've only really noticed it since Dagboy's parents were over in September & we wanted to get our driveway bitumened - & it never stopped raining enough for it to dry out .

Glad to see you're still keeping all these renegades in check , how are K & the kids?
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Default Re: Do you ever get used to Aussie Christmases?

Originally Posted by MrsDagboy View Post
If you live in Queensland right now you should feel right at home for christmas - it's been raining for what seems to be 3 months straight .
6 matches into the cricket season and we've only played 3 of them.

This was not in the brochure, I demand a refund!
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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
6 matches into the cricket season and we've only played 3 of them.

This was not in the brochure, I demand a refund!
I don't blame you, I would too, what the hell are they playing at, every ad that's ever been made about Australia has never had a rain drop in sight, how dare it rain here!
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Originally Posted by MrsDagboy View Post
I don't blame you, I would too, what the hell are they playing at, every ad that's ever been made about Australia has never had a rain drop in sight, how dare it rain here!
No Kangafrackingroos in sight either.

All I can hear are frogs/toads giving loud vent to their joy.

AND my toes are actually cold tonight
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Originally Posted by MrsDagboy View Post
well we've only really noticed it since Dagboy's parents were over in September & we wanted to get our driveway bitumened - & it never stopped raining enough for it to dry out .

Glad to see you're still keeping all these renegades in check , how are K & the kids?
All good. Had the year from hell but we're still here and alive so can't complain ..... much! Hope you lot are good.
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Ahhhh Pen, hope everything is OK for you now & that next year is a better one for you.

Everything good here, still same same, still working on the house, Eddie's got a new job & the boys start high school next year, this whole year has gone so fast - whooosh .
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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
No Kangafrackingroos in sight either.

All I can hear are frogs/toads giving loud vent to their joy.

AND my toes are actually cold tonight

Yep, I want to know who stole summer, how dare they! I'm going to have to put the doonah on the bed tonight!
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Old Dec 19th 2010, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by MrsDagboy View Post
Yep, I want to know who stole summer, how dare they! I'm going to have to put the doonah on the bed tonight!
Toes better, cask wine deserves a credit
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Well if its any consolation for those that are cold, I am very hot and very sweaty and would quite like a thunderstorm to clear the air.

Who would like to swap?
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