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    You are in the Mood For Christmas when......

    When the Xmas muzak is no longer annoying and you start to hum along

    What gets you in the mood ?
    ( careful there may be junioir landlords reading this!)
    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

    #2
    ...You leave it until now to buy a tree. The only ones you can find cost £42, your budget is £30 and the Scroogey man on the market won't reduce them (even though nobody else is buying them now except you). So you set off home disappointed, then see that the garden centre has even nicer ones reduced from £45 to £25!

    You get home, dig the decorations out of the loft, especially the drunken-prostitute-fairy-with-the-lop-sided -smile and the three-legged camel (made by children when small), pour a glass of red wine and set to decorating it.
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      #3
      The present Mrs Wookie is off work today. We've not yet put up the decorations (OK, we're a little humbuggy). She's offered to put up the decorations before I get home.
      Why does it cause me concern that her parting words when I got in the car were, "where's the hammer?"
      I may be a housing professional but my views, thoughts, opinions, advice, criticisms or otherwise on this board are mine and are not representative of my company, colleagues, managers. I am here as an independent human being who simply wants to learn new stuff, share ideas and interact with like minded people.

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        #4
        I'm not buying a tree. There's not much room in my house. I've too much paperwork in piles about the place - all these S21s and MCOL files.

        I put some baubles up on threads from the light to the walls. But my elder son is so tall he bumps his head on them so he's pushed them all to one end of the thread and I now have clumps of baubles.

        Also, I've got several cats (but one less than a couple of days ago ) and they always claw the baubles off the tree.

        I've been looking for a 1/4 tree (ie 1/4 going up not across!) that can be put in a corner. I can't find one. Surely I can't be the only person with no room for a tree.

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          #5
          We have that problem some years. The solution is to banish one of the older children to a cold, distant part of the house. They take up a disproportionate amount of room, I find.

          Could you not put the tree in the garden so you can see it when you look out of the window?
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            #6
            when shining up your balls, mist them with pepper dissolved in distilled water. once sniffed the felines stay away.

            you know its close to xmas when.......you are bored of mince pies.
            Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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              #7
              mtg - I've tried very hard on the banishing idea. I even bought a 10x12 foot shed for the elder son, but he feels left out of family life. Ahhhhhhhhhh

              Good idea about the outside tree. I have a very small almost bonsai one that teh boys brought home from nursery about ..... oh 13 years ago. It's only 18" high. Might need repotting. But i've got a grapevine growing up the wall, I could put lights in that.

              And lha I'll be sure to polish my balls in the way you suggest. Then I'll hang them in my bush!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
                And lha I'll be sure to polish my balls in the way you suggest. Then I'll hang them in my bush!
                You owe me a keyboard now. Double and triple entendres. disgusting (snigger)
                I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Darth Wookie View Post
                  The present Mrs Wookie is off work today.
                  Do you plan on changing her soon?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by QuestForFreedom View Post
                    Do you plan on changing her soon?
                    Not too soon, I hope, although if I find that the decorations were installed with the aid of a hammer then I reserve the right to review the present situation. I tend to be the DIY delegate for the house as the dear lady is a liability with anything more fixy than sellotape.
                    I may be a housing professional but my views, thoughts, opinions, advice, criticisms or otherwise on this board are mine and are not representative of my company, colleagues, managers. I am here as an independent human being who simply wants to learn new stuff, share ideas and interact with like minded people.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Darth Wookie View Post
                      Not too soon, I hope, although if I find that the decorations were installed with the aid of a hammer then I reserve the right to review the present situation. I tend to be the DIY delegate for the house as the dear lady is a liability with anything more fixy than sellotape.
                      Perhaps she is just having a go at all those jobs you promised to do but didn't
                      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                        #12
                        When you ( in this case, a daughter) parties so late that she gets up this morning, showers, and puts on her dressing gown to join us for some breakfast, she is asked;

                        " Are you planning to rinse the shampoo out of your hair?"
                        Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                          #13
                          when middle one's Birthday and trip to the cinema with his mates to see The Hobbit (now an annual event) has passed...let Christmas begin!
                          Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
                            when middle one's Birthday and trip to the cinema with his mates to see The Hobbit (now an annual event) has passed...let Christmas begin!
                            We saw it "yawn"... better than the last one but not exactly " must get it on DVD or lets see it again"
                            Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                              #15
                              You are in the Mood For Christmas when......

                              You look out the armoured gloves, as you know that any rustling wrapping paper will be attacked by the cats in full claw.

                              They will even ignore turkey or treats to play with it.
                              Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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