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madmonk

christmas shopping

Just been to Milton Keynes and done mine, how far have you got? Shocked
Penny Outskirts

Re: christmas shopping

madmonk wrote:
Just been to Milton Keynes and done mine, how far have you got? Shocked


Shocked Well I think I may have finished last year, but I'm not entirely sure Shocked
Mrs Fiddlesticks

sat and wrote the list of who I need to get for and how many cards I need, actually this morning, but that's as far as I've got. But once the kids are back at school after half term I will make a start.
Leonie

Shocked Shocked Shocked I haven't even thought about christmas yet!
Cathryn

I love your blog Leonie

Christmas Shocked is this where your forum name comes from Madmonk. Mind you you can make me eat my words in a few weeks time Laughing Laughing Laughing
2steps

I started a while ago. Almost all the presents this year are homemade. Some are done (though my dog has eaten serveral bath sachets today Shocked Confused ) but most are at least planned and waiting to be done Wink
jamsam

i bought all the main supplies in the january sales (stocking fillers, toys, coats and pj's for the boys), have made the crads and tags and the kids are making papaer and new decorations over half term. i have bought the kids and mum magazine subscriptions and my sisters are having a goat for an indian family, grandma is getting stuff the kids have made and some new slippers whilst best firend and her little girl are having riding lessons from a friend who's wedding pics i did! so im done...all i have to do now is make somechristmas chutney and watch the telly!!!!
moonwind

Re: christmas shopping

madmonk wrote:
Just been to Milton Keynes and done mine, how far have you got? Shocked


What a brave soul. Still I suppose it's easier than trying to brave the glasshouse in the final run-up weeks to Christmas itself.

What politically correct theme are MKBC allowing to be staged in Middleton Hall this year Rolling Eyes

Ohhhhhh woe I just remembered we have to do the great Christmas run before the day itself, managed to put it off until New Year last time round.

Carmarthen(ish) to Oxford, Oxford to Leighton Buzzard, Leighton be Bu ..... Buzzard to Northampton, Northampton to Potterspury, Potterspury through Stony Stratford and possibly New Bradwell, New Bradwell back to Cosgove, then Buckingham, Tingewick, either Bicester/Oxford or via Aynho and Chipping Norton and back home, all in 24 hours ....

We say every year we will not do it this year but with some relatives in their late 80's you never know if you may not see them again, and other times of the year we are busy here.

Anyway we now get the hiraeth when we get to Crosshands Laughing

MK .. Lovely place before they built it Wink
jamsam

you know moonwind, that could almost be my post..west wales to mk.. small world isnt it????
moonwind

jamsam wrote:
you know moonwind, that could almost be my post..west wales to mk.. small world isnt it????


Hey Jamsam Smile

There seem to be quite a few people who have moved down here from the North Bucks/Northants/Bedfordshire area.

We stayed as long as we could before we just had to run to the hills, we would not have survived there any longer.

Took us 8 years to find the place we have but we knew exactly which area we wanted to be, as it was so much like our area "used" to be like before they built the "new" version of MK.
We also had some lovely Welsh friends down here who helped us with the different quirks certain areas had.

Wouldn't go back "up there" if they paid us, we would not survive now, although I am sure many people love MK and that is fine for them, just not for us we were too bumkinfied to survive all that malarky.

We brought our sheep here which is like bringing coal to Wales isn't it?

Have you been down here long? Hope you are as happy with your adopted home as we are.
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