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RabidCarrot Wed 26-Dec-12 10:10:42

364 days till Christmas grin

dothraki Tue 05-Mar-13 20:16:47

Nuts - thanks - I've just avoiding the footie grin

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 05-Mar-13 20:33:41

It was light hearted so hope you didn't take it seriously.

You're forgiven as Xmas in March is definitely better than watching the footie!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 05-Mar-13 23:44:05

Not wishing away the year Schro just being prepared.

Dib Dib Dib wink

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 05-Mar-13 23:52:13

I could probably be much better prepared but it takes the fun away from Xmas if you're thinking about it the rest of the year!

If I stayed in Australia where it's summer on Xmas I would probably think differently though. smile

RabidCarrot Wed 06-Mar-13 06:02:45


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BiddyPop Thu 07-Mar-13 17:19:11

I had the sewing machine out this week (Harry Potter quidditch robe for WBD) but it reminded me how much I like sewing. So I may have that out again in the next few weeks to get a few things done for Christmas 2013 grin

Or at least, make the 2 extra stockings for grown-up significant others of siblings that are needed (assuming DMum can find the 9 I made previously for the siblings and pre-existing SO's hmmangry).

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LentilAsAnything Sun 10-Mar-13 09:47:55

Gosh, 290 days already!

thanks Happy Mother's Day to you too. thanks

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 10-Mar-13 14:21:03

Happy Mothers Day

We had a family dinner (courtesy of M&S, I love cooking at Easter and Christmas but today is my day)

DS was muttering "Child Cruelty" at being forced to sit down civilised to eat.

Planning the Good Friday/Easter Sunday/ Easter Monday Menu next .

It'll be like another Christmas Meal but without sprouts grin

Or crackers.

RabidCarrot Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:07

Good Friday meal turkey
Easter Sunday meal salmon started, beef main and still working on pudding but will be making a cake someone linked a photo to on face book that is a chocolate cake with fondant pigs swimming on top of it and kitkats all round the side

Snazzynewyear Sun 10-Mar-13 19:51:06

70 I love those M&S offers. We had the same today! Pudding is still to come... I will have to get thinking about Easter.

thanks to all for Mother's Day

Picked up a leaflet from local stately home today with the dates of their Christmas decorating workshops. I am putting those in my diary. smile

RabidCarrot Mon 11-Mar-13 06:52:31


buzzgirly Mon 11-Mar-13 19:30:35

I'm planning Easter too, we are having everyone's favourite meal - Christmas dinner! Does anyone do Easter egg hunt or Easter tree?

starjules Mon 11-Mar-13 21:19:23

buzzgirly, ive been talking about having an easter tree and everyone thinks I am bonkers. So much so that I thought I had imagined them!! I cant find one anywhere, I want a white (or white sparkle) one to go on our table with my little easter wooden bunnies hanging on it.
Where do I get one???

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 11-Mar-13 22:18:40

I made an Easter Tree last year (first time I've done one). Branches from our pear tree, stripped of any leaves, painted white and put in a pot of putty.
Then decorated with egg decorations (Pound shop, The Range, Hobbycraft)

John Lewis sell them IIRC but they are £££ when you can do them easily (then you don't have to store them)

Easter Dinner is Christmas Dinner without sprouts for us.
I do a gift on the plate for the DC (one of those chicks that go "cheep cheep" when you hold them last year)

And Easter Egg Hunts- though I hide the tiny yellow chicks- eggs are too easy now. They have to find 5 per egg prize.

Then we do an Egg&Spoon race (blindfolded) then they have to put on trousers, jumpers, hats/scarves/gloves while holding the egg.
Then the reverse, taking them all off.

Very competitive grin

RabidCarrot Tue 12-Mar-13 05:57:08


Starts planning Easter tree

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 12-Mar-13 23:09:29

Way to go-
Trees aren't just for Christmas wink

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buzzgirly Wed 13-Mar-13 10:40:33

Star - I'm just going to make a tree, thought it would be a nice project to do with dd. it helps that we are also cutting down trees in the garden!

70s your ideas sound great fun. I love the idea of putting clothes on while holding egg, my dc are a bit small yet but will definitely do that in a few years.

starjules Wed 13-Mar-13 16:35:41

After going into town and seeing a couple of trees in john lewis and how much they were charging, I have decided to make my own too. Going to go into the woods and the garden. God knows what I will look like, but at least it will be free!

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