What do you get up to on Christmas eve?
For me: Mince pies baking right now and off to a large family and friends gathering this evening, before trying to put the kids pressies under the tree whilst very tipsy!Posted 7 years ago
If I fall asleep before that point again or drop them all on the stairs again I might be single tomorrow 😯 best behaviour….trusslebabesMember
Just chillin out at the in-laws before carol singing with other villagers around the local farms and stately homes on the edge of Yorkshire Dales 😀
Whilst this is not something i would normally choose to do it is very enjoyable and the good people of Yorkshire make us feel very welcome.
Merry Christmas one and allPosted 7 years agogavtheoldskaterMember
few last minute pressies for the wife this morning. home to freshly baked ham sandwiches. made some mayonnaise. ferried kids off to nan/granddad so we can stash the pressies that are hidden in the loft…nexrt job. just quickly fixed washing machine plug prob. checking emails now. removal of said pressies next then out for a quick 45/50min road ride (hav;nt touched a bike in 3 weeks) before coming home whence i plan to have another crack at ‘wish you were here’ plus getting my fingers around dominant seventh chords. finally when kids in bed crack open whisky, tub of marks n sparks large salted peanuts and a fabulous cheeseboard of 3 cornish cheeses.Posted 7 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Finished work last week, been doing various weddings, family visits, meals out, last-minute-shopping-dash, mulled wine at the German market plus some ice skating down the Princes Street Gardens rink. Off to meet mates from my old work for a few bevvies tonight, then wee nightcap with the missus, bro and mo-in-law.
I wish. 🙁
Working since yesterday until 6th January, so I miss every single bloody day of it.Posted 7 years agobeejSubscriber
Work until 1pm (including a break for a haircut – which also included a 15 min bike ride each way), home, just been out on the bike in the snow for an hour and a bit, going off to jewellers to discuss a stone for my 40th birthday present, then home, a beer maybe, cook sausages and mash, eat sausages and mash, then off to pub for more beer with friends.Posted 7 years agoditch_jockeyMember
Just cooked up 2 haggis dogs and chutneep I bought earlier today, chopped up a load of wood for tomorrow while they grilled.
Now off to prep some veg for tomorrow, have a general hoover and tidy up and pretty myself up before the wife comes home.
Oh and I need to sort out all the little gifts I have for the wife’s stocking and wrap her present.Posted 7 years agowrightysonMember
For about the last 13 or 14 years I’ve always nipped in to town for a couple hrs for a few quick beers! Mrs ws would then pick me up about 5, and home to have fun with the kids etc. Not this year though, shes really poorly and really upset coz me and the kids having fun down here in the lounge. Not a good start to Christmas, fingers crossed for tomorrow!!Posted 7 years agolazybikeMember
Get turkey, get mum, play uno, play football indoors till something gets broken, cook egg and chips, open xmas eve presents, eat xmas eve presents whist watching polar express, put two youngest to bed, move presents from garage to house…. sorry got to go its egg and chip time.Posted 7 years agooranginaMember
Had nice dinner planned with the in-laws who are up from England since a few days til Boxing Day. Christmas Eve is were in Germany the main celebration happens, so it is always special to me being from there. Unfortunately my dad-in-law had to be brought into hospital emergency wise this morning, so my soh and his mum are in hospital for an indefinite time tonight and I am here by myself. Main thing is the old man is in no immediate danger anymore but will have to go under the knife tomorrow.Posted 7 years agoBianchi-BoyMember
Worked today, all day, 2 x prison visits first thing, xmas food drop at crack house, hospital visit to a kid who has overdosed this afternoon. Switch off to the best job I have ever had. Long walk in the snow with the hound to chill. Home to xmas eve with the family.Posted 7 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
sack work off at about 1pm, pick up a reindeer balloon and more wrapping paper, doss about for a bit, fit my 10mm bolt through axle to my Hope rear hub, watch Cars the film with the daughter, get a take away, open up the beers, post on here, wrap prezzies listening to crappy Christmas hits of past, open up the red wine and who knows what next but Santa has has some Armagnac and a mince pie left out for when he gets here. I think he will be disappointed, don’t you 😆Posted 7 years agohamishthecatMember
Snowy ride over to Drewsteignton and down Hunters Path to Fingle Bridge earlier on – fancy myself for the start of the Mega now… Skipped the ride by the river as too much like hard work so came back on the road – less slippy than yesterday.
Afternoon tea with sloe gin with friends when I got back. Toasty evening front of the fire now with the family. Smugtastic. 8)Posted 7 years agoMrOvershootSubscriber
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Went riding today. Not a single last minute shopper for miles. Bliss
That looks flipping great!
Not ridden a bike since Nov 15th 🙁 Double hernia Op with post Op complications, still have dressings on.
Anyway I have made shed loads of braised red cabbage to go with the Goose tomorrow & pretty much everything else is done.Posted 7 years ago
In-Laws are well fed & watered, wife is tucked up in bed so its just me & the internet now 😈
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