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Celticspirit Dec 21st 2012 12:59 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10444614)
WELL IF THE WORLD DOES INDEED END TOMORROW LIKE CERTAIN PEOPLE IN MEXICO ARE SAYING :( :eek::eek::eek: ------ then let me be the first on here to say ---- you have all been a swell group of people, and it has been my absolute pleasure to have known you all, and thanks to everyone that has helped me in so many ways in making my dream a reality,

But if 11pm tomorrow comes and we are all still in one piece then lets carry on chatting :D :thumbsup:

Is everyone in the U.S. getting as much coverage about this on the TV as we are getting in U.K. ?

They said that the movie with John Cusac that was made a couple years ago named (2012) was inspired by the 5,000 year old calender in Mexico that ends on December 21st 2012

Good luck everyone ----- and keep safe!!!!! :unsure:
Love Rodney.

Not a lot of coverage in Texas until yesterday and now it is on all the newscasts.
Thanks for worrying about us :-) it apparently has to do with the Mayan calendar. The Mayans themselves don't believe it will happen.

cheers Dec 21st 2012 2:10 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
US news is all about gun control, the economic cliff, a major snow storm in the east and some other stuff.
Same stuff over and over again. Enough already!
For me, I try to remember it is Christmas and it will be over and gone before we know it.
Cheers

happyglow Dec 21st 2012 2:17 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Hello - I've been lurking for a while, finally registered. Thanks for all the useful info and support so far!

I'm over 50 (woohoo! made it this far!) and planning a move back to the UK from Vancouver as it's time to spend some time with the family and to get a fix of all the things I've been missing living in the new world, wonderful as it is.

Not a permanent move, but long enough to bring dog (of course!) and a few boxes of stuff, after a serious clear-out)

So, here's to:
Family
Castles and cottages
Sense of humour
Dog-friendliness
Footpaths
France being just round the corner
Beer!
Decent cheese
Pickled onions
Marmite XO

Mummy in the foothills Dec 21st 2012 2:23 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by happyglow (Post 10444821)
Hello - I've been lurking for a while, finally registered. Thanks for all the useful info and support so far!

I'm over 50 (woohoo! made it this far!) and planning a move back to the UK from Vancouver as it's time to spend some time with the family and to get a fix of all the things I've been missing living in the new world, wonderful as it is.

Not a permanent move, but long enough to bring dog (of course!) and a few boxes of stuff, after a serious clear-out)

So, here's to:
Family
Castles and cottages
Sense of humour
Dog-friendliness
Footpaths
France being just round the corner
Beer!
Decent cheese
Pickled onions
Marmite XO

Welcome

cheers Dec 21st 2012 2:51 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by happyglow (Post 10444821)
Hello - I've been lurking for a while, finally registered. Thanks for all the useful info and support so far!

I'm over 50 (woohoo! made it this far!) and planning a move back to the UK from Vancouver as it's time to spend some time with the family and to get a fix of all the things I've been missing living in the new world, wonderful as it is.

Not a permanent move, but long enough to bring dog (of course!) and a few boxes of stuff, after a serious clear-out)

So, here's to:
Family
Castles and cottages
Sense of humour
Dog-friendliness
Footpaths
France being just round the corner
Beer!
Decent cheese
Pickled onions
Marmite XO


and of course rain, biscuits, cake shops, trains, 'and these are a few of my favorite things' and for me the sea air.

happyglow Dec 21st 2012 4:31 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 10444832)
Welcome

Thanks Mummy! (now that looks weird)

happyglow Dec 21st 2012 4:35 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by cheers (Post 10444859)
and of course rain, biscuits, cake shops, trains, 'and these are a few of my favorite things' and for me the sea air.

And Scotland, and second-hand bookshops, and yes definitely trains, and twisty roads, and british birdsong, and agas, and mushy peas...

....and not being asked which b*****d country I like best, at least twice a day! Though it's fun making up the answers haha

lf1 Dec 21st 2012 9:26 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 10444614)
WELL IF THE WORLD DOES INDEED END TOMORROW LIKE CERTAIN PEOPLE IN MEXICO ARE SAYING :( :eek::eek::eek: ------ then let me be the first on here to say ---- you have all been a swell group of people, and it has been my absolute pleasure to have known you all, and thanks to everyone that has helped me in so many ways in making my dream a reality,

But if 11pm tomorrow comes and we are all still in one piece then lets carry on chatting :D :thumbsup:

Is everyone in the U.S. getting as much coverage about this on the TV as we are getting in U.K. ?

They said that the movie with John Cusac that was made a couple years ago named (2012) was inspired by the 5,000 year old calender in Mexico that ends on December 21st 2012

Good luck everyone ----- and keep safe!!!!! :unsure:
Love Rodney.

Rodney, due to this Mayan prediction, I am having a hard time deciding if I should clean the house today or if it will be a waste of time. I suppose I had better get my rubber gloves on and quit using this as an excuse to avoid scrubbing the tub.:lol:

Hope you and all the other posters have a very happy Christmas complete with the Downton Abbey special.:)

lf1 Dec 21st 2012 9:31 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by happyglow (Post 10444821)
Hello - I've been lurking for a while, finally registered. Thanks for all the useful info and support so far!

I'm over 50 (woohoo! made it this far!) and planning a move back to the UK from Vancouver as it's time to spend some time with the family and to get a fix of all the things I've been missing living in the new world, wonderful as it is.

Not a permanent move, but long enough to bring dog (of course!) and a few boxes of stuff, after a serious clear-out)

So, here's to:
Family
Castles and cottages
Sense of humour
Dog-friendliness
Footpaths
France being just round the corner
Beer!
Decent cheese
Pickled onions
Marmite XO

Welcome to BE and may I add "dancing in the kitchen" to your list. House parties are such fun here.:)

curleytops Dec 21st 2012 9:37 am

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by happyglow (Post 10444821)
Hello - I've been lurking for a while, finally registered. Thanks for all the useful info and support so far!

I'm over 50 (woohoo! made it this far!) and planning a move back to the UK from Vancouver as it's time to spend some time with the family and to get a fix of all the things I've been missing living in the new world, wonderful as it is.

Not a permanent move, but long enough to bring dog (of course!) and a few boxes of stuff, after a serious clear-out)

So, here's to:
Family
Castles and cottages
Sense of humour
Dog-friendliness
Footpaths
France being just round the corner
Beer!
Decent cheese
Pickled onions
Marmite XO

Hi Happyglow, welcome aboard and Merry Christmas! Here's my contribution to your list:
REAL fish & chips with lots of malt vinegar and no one asking if I want gravy with said chips:thumbsup:

Bevm Dec 21st 2012 12:34 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by happyglow (Post 10444821)
I'm over 50 (woohoo! made it this far!) and planning a move back to the UK from Vancouver as it's time to spend some time with the family and to get a fix of all the things I've been missing living in the new world, wonderful as it is.

That's why we came back from Victoria three years ago. Still not sure if it's permanent or not. Really liked Victoria, but it's soooooo far away, and that time difference is a killer for communications. Not sure we would move back to anywhere else.

Our sons are in Ottawa, which is about the same distance, but it feels further somehow.

But no problems with doing it. We've had good times with family and old friends, enjoyed European travel plus visiting all kinds of places here we'd missed in our youth, and all the other joys of England.

Cheers,

Bev

Celticspirit Dec 21st 2012 1:42 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by lf1 (Post 10445110)
Rodney, due to this Mayan prediction, I am having a hard time deciding if I should clean the house today or if it will be a waste of time. I suppose I had better get my rubber gloves on and quit using this as an excuse to avoid scrubbing the tub.:lol:

Hope you and all the other posters have a very happy Christmas complete with the Downton Abbey special.:)

Yea.....the world didn't come to an end!!!

lf1 Dec 21st 2012 1:57 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 10445432)
Yea.....the world didn't come to an end!!!

Does this mean that the Mayan's were using GMT as the deadline?:lol: Just as well I did my housework after all .

cheers Dec 21st 2012 2:56 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 10445432)
Yea.....the world didn't come to an end!!!

Darn, does that mean I'll have to pay off my credit cards now?:D

cheers Dec 21st 2012 3:00 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Bevm (Post 10445348)
That's why we came back from Victoria three years ago. Still not sure if it's permanent or not. Really liked Victoria, but it's soooooo far away, and that time difference is a killer for communications. Not sure we would move back to anywhere else.

Our sons are in Ottawa, which is about the same distance, but it feels further somehow.

But no problems with doing it. We've had good times with family and old friends, enjoyed European travel plus visiting all kinds of places here we'd missed in our youth, and all the other joys of England.

Cheers,

Bev

I love Victoria! I think it is the most British place in all of North America. That's one of the reasons I like it. They don't seem to have as many pastry shops as they use to when I was there in 2011.

Have you said where in England you live?


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