Merry Christmas One and All

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Mantis » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:08 pm

Low season during the usual December-January winter period you mean? Cheers dude, I'll look into that for a possible trip with the lady friend next year. We always like to do everything as independently as possible so we have to do all the research and have complete control over our holiday, but I'm not averse to doing some packaged stuff if it's good quality.

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Jez » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:26 pm

Yes absolutely. From about November through February in Canadian Rockies. Myself and wife went to a different area every year for 5 years before the little one came along. We like snowboarding and anything to do with snow. Having spent a few holidays boarding in Europe where every where is jammed pack and expensive we decid3d to try Canada.

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Long flight yes. But amazing place beautiful in a way that Europe isn't. Food and low end accom is cheaper than Europe by far and far nicer. The steak houses in particular are worth looking at.

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Rich » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:50 pm

What goodies did we get?

I finally got a SNES mini amongst other things.

And Super Mario Odyssey.

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby katarn » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:26 am

We all ended up giving eachother money this year mostly. Which gets a bit silly, you're just swapping notes. Might as well not bother. :lol:

But I got some proper toys for my niece and nephew, saw them on Christmas day which was great. Xmas doesn't mean a great deal to me tbh, but it's nice seeing them enjoy it.

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Prey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:41 pm

I actually only ended up getting a pair of thick thermal socks and a new mug, that was it primarily because our fucking fridge freezer decided to pack in just two days earlier and we were forced to spend around £400 on getting that replaced to save the food we'd bought for Christmas without warning. I didn't mind so much as the kids all got what they had hoped for and it is always more about them than it ever could be about my selfish wants. Hope you guys fared better than I! :mrgreen:
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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Tichinde » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:43 pm

A shit ton of beer, a new guitar strap, a clip on tuner, more beer, chocolate.

Typical good haul.
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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Jez » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:19 pm

Main thing was clothes the usual middle aged man requests really. Also some stuff to make life comfortable in Africa

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Animalmother » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:59 pm

A cork for your arse? :lol:

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Jez » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:49 pm

You're not middle aged yet are you??? How could he possibly know I ask!!

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Snowy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:44 am

Got a temperature controller for my smoker, which I tested out by doing a brisket and pork shoulder on boxing day. Worked absolutely brilliantly, maintained a temperature of 250F throughout the cook, and the meats came out absolutely amazing. Happy Snowy :)
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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Jez » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:38 am

Yummmmm. Brisket

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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Lee » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:03 pm

Great to hear that everything's been replaced in the end Raid and pretty fast as well :)

My sisters kids were over the moon with their gifts from me so I am pleased about that. Fairly low key affair as always here, just what you need really :)
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Re: Merry Christmas One and All

Postby Nethlyn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:11 am

All about the film catchups, got Rogue One on DVD and Heat on Blu Ray which was a nice surprise, picked up SW Force Awakens DVD for the rellies that hadn't seen it but did go to TLJ so they'll be able to catch up completely with Star Wars.

For myself, just a Netflix gift card giving more time to stream stuff, good to be able to login and have time and not have to binge.

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