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Post  knitmylife on Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:48 am

i think im almost there. are you?

i have one more present to make. a pair of mittens for my daughter which will only take a couple of evenings.

i have a couple of bits to get like chocolates and smellies (supermarket for all those).

i have one more parcel to arrive from amazon.

apart from that a bit of wrapping up to do which i will do over the next couple of evenings.

ive bought the meat for christmas so its just fresh stuff. i make most things so just the raw materials needed.

its all going according to plan which is a good thing as im coming down with a cold that might set me back a couple of days.

only one more week at work and im free for over two weeks. cant wait.

so where are you up to???
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Post  alec eiffel on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:29 pm

Other than visiting people to drop gifts off we're done.

All presents are bought and wrapped, cards posted, house decorated, food and drinks bought and socked away. Dan had his work Christmas meal last week so that's out of the way. I'm having my hair cut on the 20th and that's that I think.

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Post  pipling on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:31 am

I am almost there - have a few little presents to buy tomorrow, cards have been written, but will be posted tomorrow also. I just need to check that DH has ordered FILs present and if he hasn't, get him to order it tonight!
Goose was ordered a long time ago and will arrive on the 22nd.
Bacon, sausages - I will buy later this week and make up the pigs in blankets and freeze them until needed.
Sprouts - will prep, blanch and freeze them (I have done this the last few years and its worked really well).
I have also sorted out a Birthday card and present for a boxing day birthday of a relative (Which i normally forget about till the last minute!)

This is REALLY organised for me, as I am normally the running around on Christmas Eve type Shocked
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Post  knitmylife on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:51 am

wow pipling you are organized.

im really enjoying it this year. just seen homemade crackers on the tv. might start saving bits and pieces for that an make my own next year.

no further forward than i was but its all going good x
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Post  stiltwalker on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:26 am

All pressies bought or made, just need to put the final cards together and write them which is tomorrow's job. We're Christasing with my parents ths year so don't have loads of food to buy or prep to do. My lovely parents don't want me to bring anything apart from my Christmas pud cheesecake for pudding on Christmas day so I'll make that CHristmas eve before we go up. It's so easy, a no bake mix of cream cheese and whipped cream mixed together with mixed fruit that I have soaked in brandy overnight and dolloped on top of a biscuit crumb base. I first made it as OH really doesn't like things that are solid with dried frut but it does have the essence of chrismas pud about it. It also has the advantage of being slightly lighter than traditional christmas pud so we actually stand some chance of being able to fit it in after dinner!!! Laughing Will probably make some home made sweeties too but that will be kids dependant as OH is working right up til 3pm on Christmas eve so won't be able to take them off my hands whilst I prat about with boiling sugar!
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Post  TP on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:21 am

Everything done really apart from getting the food shopping which will be next week and waiting for our turkey to come in. Cards done and posted and not many presents to buy so thats done.

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Post  dolly blue on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:11 pm

Oh dear my cards are still in the shop, still dithering about sending them, if I cut Xmas cards out I think I would feel free and enjoy the festive season more.
Made some nibbles and froze,Turkey in freezer, wine/beer in and got the tree up.
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Post  knitmylife on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:29 am

ive finished making the mitts for my daughter and her school friends pressies are all wrapped and ready for tomorrow.

its all happening x
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:04 pm

Are your children looking forward to Xmas Knit?

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Post  pipling on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:46 pm

Christmas cards - now posted

All presents bought. (Althought still waiting for 6 to arrive, they have all been despatched and should arrive this week)

Last night I did an online shop with Tesco (Had a £20 off voucher!) to arrive tomorrow. Have ordered all the "cupboard" extras (bread/cranberry/apple sauces, pickles, cheese and crackers etc.)
So I will just have to buy the fresh veg, milk and bread next week.

Still have to wrap most of the presents though....will do that this weekend, but I like to keep some wrapping to do on Christmas eve, with a glass of wine and a mince pie!
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Post  helen jelly on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:45 pm

Oh God I'm so far behind!!

I've managed to send out some Xmas cards but that was only because Mum made me lol

I've wrapped up 1 persons pressies so far

Tree is done

Panic in my head is setting in

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Post  knitmylife on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:12 am

i only have one still at home now (shes 12) and yes she is very excited.

im still wrapping like a fiend cant seem to get to the end of it. its unreal.

started the food shopping today its such a mission that i break it down in parts.

got all the non perishables today and will go again probably thursday for the rest.

i love the preparation of it all xx
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Post  dolly blue on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:06 pm

Christmas cards will be wrote and posted today, I only got them yesterday, I kept forgetting, miles from big shops. Never been this laid back before but its nice Very Happy
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Post  pipling on Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:18 pm

I still haven't iced my christmas cake yet. I went to do it on the weekend and discovered the marzipan was long ago out-of-date and the only icing I had was multicoloured left over from halloween (It was black and red)

So I will get some more decorating bits tomorrow - although I don't know why I even bother as none of us really like the icing anyway!

And I am still waiting for a couple of presents to arrive - they were despatched AGES ago.
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Post  stiltwalker on Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:17 pm

Went out this morning to deliver the cards in the village and OH has the ones for work and town to deliver, the posted ones went yesterday, just got the wrapping to do now!
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:10 am

hope they arrive in time wasnt the last posting date saturday? maybe that was second class?

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Post  stiltwalker on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:21 am

Only had 4 to go in the post so splashed out on 1st class, today is the last date for first class if anyone has any last minute ones to go!
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Post  TP on Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:51 am

went to get some food tonight wasnt that busy really.

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Post  pipling on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:24 pm

TP wrote:went to get some food tonight wasnt that busy really.

I went to our local high Street yesterday and is was really quiet in most of the shops - even our butchers that is normally queued out of the door was empty.
DH went to Morrisons to get some Milk and potatoes last night and said it wasn't very busy at all either.

I think everyone is organized and prepared this year. Laughing
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Post  TP on Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:08 pm

yep, and i wonder if more are shopping online??

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Post  pipling on Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:46 am

TP wrote:yep, and i wonder if more are shopping online??

I think you are right there.
I usually get an online shop to arrive a few days before christmas, but I couldn't get a delivery slot at all for this week at ANY online supermarket.
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