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Countdown to 2016 - A whole extra day to wait...thread 2!

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MrsDilligaf Fri 02-Sep-16 20:17:02

Well hello avid countdowners....

A shiny new thread for us fgrin

Link to the last thread here

MrsDilligaf Fri 02-Sep-16 20:26:40

Just so we know where we are...


Mummyshortlegz Fri 02-Sep-16 20:42:52


I'm going to book that course when my quidco cash back pays out I've decided. It'll be a nice thing for me to do. I don't get out much doing things just for me. I'm off to look at dates

Mummyshortlegz Fri 02-Sep-16 20:49:29

Now I realise they are weekday mornings. Huff. I'll go back to the drawing board as its got to be a weekend. Oh well.

elQuintoConyo Fri 02-Sep-16 20:51:22

Yay! Countdown!

I have to decide what Christmas cards I'm going to make this year (I only make around 10!).

And what gifts need sewing! Mostly ragdolls and finger puppets this year!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Sep-16 20:58:49

Oooh Shiney New Thread

<<Tries it on for size>>

It Fits.

Need to make some Serious Lists, and I start looking at Stocking Gifts in Set/Oct they are the most difficult to source.

Mummyshortlegz Fri 02-Sep-16 21:06:09

Lists. I have a bullet journal and I'm going to start some spreads next week.

Kids crafts
Big day
Days out
Pre New Years fun.

Can't wait to make some cinnamon rolls. I'm going to make some for me for my birthday at Halloween. Squee!!

NotAsYoungAsIWas Fri 02-Sep-16 21:08:14

Ooh! Can I come on board? This is my first MN Christmas

Mummyshortlegz Fri 02-Sep-16 21:12:55

My gift to you not

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Sep-16 21:21:02

NotasYoung how the dickens did you manage to sneak an extra post on the previous thread? You got the 1001.

Welcome to The Christmas Threads and you;ll find out that lots of things are "A Thing":

Christmas Eve Hampers
Stocking Gifts
Elf On The Shelf (EotS)
The Twitch (oh Yes)

Enjoy !

HorraceTheOtter Fri 02-Sep-16 21:32:52

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NotAsYoungAsIWas Fri 02-Sep-16 21:49:30

The twitch?? 70

HungryHorace Fri 02-Sep-16 22:05:58

I've got all of my stockings bits now. I had a crazy evening on eBay buying cheap odds and sods like stickers, mini pencils, festive mini jigsaws etc.

This year should be ace in our house. DD and DS are 3 and 2, so should be quite into it. I can't wait!

SideOrderofChip Fri 02-Sep-16 22:09:03

yipee!! nt long now really

RedLarvaYellowLarva Fri 02-Sep-16 22:10:40


I went a bit crazy on the Amazon four books for a tenner thing they have on selected kids' books - some for Xmas, some for Hallowe'en and a couple for spares for last-minute party invitations. Feeling very organised.

For those on Pinterest, that's where I keep track of gifts for the DC - and I do it every year now so I can look back and remind myself what they got previously.

I've never booked Santa's grotto - we have a few round here and they don't need booking in advance. My favourite one must hardly be known about as there is hardly ever anyone there, so we get ages with Santa. I must admit I traipse the kids round a few Santa grottos. I say most are stand-ins as Santa is so busy but one may be the real deal! fgrin

I am thinking of doing an Xmas trip abroad next Xmas, somewhere with snow and Santa - will be wasted on baby DD this year, but by next year I think she'll be a nice age for it, and hopefully DS (who will then be seven) will still believe.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Sep-16 22:26:19

Ahh The Twitch NAYAIW

You do your lists, plan everything and wrap it....................................
then you notice than one pile looks smaller, less impressive than the other. So you have to buy something , not too ££ , not a waste of money but about so big > < to fill that space.

Or you have bought everything but then you see The Prefect Present that they will Just Love....

Or you have finished (you wish fgrin )and you just feel that you should be out there, its the last Saturday before Christmas and it would be good to be out there soaking up the astmosphere of the shops, the hot chocolate, the lights, the decorations and you buy things.

That , is the Twitch.
Control it you cannot fwink

MrsDilligaf Fri 02-Sep-16 22:26:57


The Twitch - thinking you've finished; surveying the pile of presents and thinking "oh good god I NEED to buy more stuff!!! Those poor children need more!!!


NotAsYoungAsIWas Fri 02-Sep-16 22:54:42

grinOhhhhh, I see!! I don't think I've ever had/experienced The Twitch

MrsDilligaf Sat 03-Sep-16 01:11:57



Can't sleep. Just had a horlicks with a big shot of brandy. Now I feel all christmassy!

SideOrderofChip Sat 03-Sep-16 03:04:37

Can't sleep either. Took me two hours to settle BabyChips

MrsDilligaf Sat 03-Sep-16 05:30:39


I saw your other post about the razor - am sorely tempted! I'll use your code if I go for it.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 03-Sep-16 07:55:47

I don't thinkI've ever had/experienced The Twitch

You will do now you've joined the MN Christmas pages fgrin

Or you might've had before but were in denial or not had a Proper diagnosis of The Twitch. <<peers over horn rimmed glasses>>

It'll get ya Mwah Ha Ha

NotAsYoungAsIWas Sat 03-Sep-16 09:09:48


Perhaps I did many years ago and I've blocked the memory because of the trauma. My bambinos are older now!!

Coffeelover56 Sat 03-Sep-16 09:17:11

Oooh I must join! My DS was born this year so I finally have a baby for Christmas!! Must remind myself, a child is for life not just for Christmas....wink

I need to reign it in though as I'm on maternity leave and will be on zero income by Christmas.

SideOrderofChip Sat 03-Sep-16 09:53:11

Go for it mrsdiligaf !!

I've done it once for my dad and once for DH. I think it makes a lovely addition to either a hamper or as a stocking filler smile

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