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Deck your halls & dress your trees, the BESH are gifting BFPs

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WinklyVersusTheZombies Sun 16-Dec-12 16:21:09

Doff your top hats, lean on your canes, 'tis a Victorian Christmas for the BESH. Baste those turkeys in Victoria & Albert style, and maintain a stiff upper lip when you fill in the BESHtionnaire to see if you are cynical stoic enough to win a Baybee.

EuroShagmore Sun 16-Dec-12 20:07:03

My felicitations on the new abode, Madam Winks.

I have had a lovely weekend - yesterday: buying tree, getting last presents, doing food shop (including some festive booze); today: clearing fallen leaves, decorating tree, writing Xmas cards. Now I'm uploading my holiday pics to photobox so I can make a lovely photobook to remember it by. Busy but fun.

Frankelstein Sun 16-Dec-12 20:40:08

<Nicks Winkly's monocle>

I had to share this with you all. I heard it on the radio this morning and think its fab grin

<lights pipe>

RockinaroundtheTippletree Sun 16-Dec-12 20:49:31

Frankel on SPOTY!

Northey Sun 16-Dec-12 21:10:30

Why is Frankel not a nominee, ffs?

Maybe they should start an animal SPOTY category! It would be a couple of horses and the winning dog from one Man And His Dog every year and would be unbearably fab.

Frankelstein Sun 16-Dec-12 21:42:45

I'm gutted that Sir Henry Cecil (Frankel's trainer) is not getting the Lifetime Achievement Award sad

RockinaroundtheTippletree Sun 16-Dec-12 22:38:41

I have no idea about the training of a racehorse Frankel but I wish he'd won too. Seb Coe is such a smug smarmy twat, he just has a face perfect for punching. I was kinda hoping the Duchess would projectile vomit over him. How funny would that have been. grin

Northey Mon 17-Dec-12 06:37:47

On the train again for another week. I could really do without today, I must say. I took a ton of work home and failed to do any of it. As a consequence, today will be shit.

Northey Mon 17-Dec-12 06:40:22

Also, I have fractionally tender nipples. I have had sechs twice this cycle, once on CD6 and once on CD22. I am currently on CD24. I have no idea why I am even wondering, to be honest.

WinklyVersusTheZombies Mon 17-Dec-12 07:48:53

Because that is what we do.

I am in work waiting for the world's slowest computer to start up, I could weep I have so much to do.

Frankelstein Mon 17-Dec-12 07:55:43

<eyes up Norfs kidneys, just for the hell of it>

I still haven't ovulated angry CD bloody 40 confused. If I don't ov in the next 3 days it will be my longest cycle since my mammoth 170-something cycle when coming off the Pill hmm We are at least managing the sechs - twice over the weekend and HWHNN has promised we'll aim for every other day over Christmas and New Year - lucky git is now off work until 3rd Jan envy

Tippy I don't just say Sir Henry because of his Frankel connections, the man is truly a genius and so deserving of such an award: Champion Trainer in the 70s and 80s, he faded into almost obscurity by the early 2000s, his marriage broke down, his twin brother died and he had his worst ever season training just 12 winners. Slowly he built himself back up, refusing to retire and give in. He's also been battling stomach cancer for the last few years - the same disease that took his brother. The recent pictures of him on the racecourse have been shocking, but he is apparently making progress again.

This was Sir Henry in October 2011 and this was him in August this year sad

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Mon 17-Dec-12 13:55:36

Good afternoon. Heartily, that thread moved Briskly.

Apologies for my protracted absence. I was undertaking a Visit at the home of my husband's dear brother, his Good Wife and their childish charges.

FriendofDorothy Mon 17-Dec-12 15:58:02

Oh. Here you all are!

Frankelstein Mon 17-Dec-12 16:39:36

Did they all survive Rie? wink

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Mon 17-Dec-12 16:51:10

Yes. I even took them to school!

EuroShagmore Mon 17-Dec-12 16:54:57

Hi Dor. How are things in the CRESH?

WinklyVersusTheZombies Mon 17-Dec-12 17:42:36

Hi dor, how's it going?

Good effort rie, both with the in-laws and your on-theme post.

Kickboxing has Damaged me. My knee is killing. I think I may have twisted it. I didnt expect to be injured until after my work Christmas do tomorrow.

I found some excellent pant snot this morning, and had some sech this afternoon. Menkul-free Christmas is definitely off.

How was your day in the end norf?

Northey Mon 17-Dec-12 19:38:51

Well, MrWinkle. I didn't achieve what I set out to, but ended the day feeling reasonably comfortable about that.

SinkyMalinks Mon 17-Dec-12 20:51:40

Ho hum. Am waiting for night hell shift to start...

JethroTull Mon 17-Dec-12 21:12:26

Heaven forefend the slander of Seb Coe Tips. In our house he is a legend. His politics annoy me but as an athlete he was the greatest 800 & 1500m runner ever. <steps of soap box, straightens cravat>

School run dearest Rie do they not board? Or have a governess?

Stabbing doth continue in this house. I'm feeling a little mental.

Our dog ate Christmas cake & is now spending the night at the vets.

JethroTull Mon 17-Dec-12 21:13:14

Sinks you might have said before but pray tell what do you do on a night shift?

OComeAllYeFaithBaby Mon 17-Dec-12 21:14:03

MrNorf <pours petroleum on the open fire of menkul> according to my dates I got diffed from sechs on CD6!

Well done Mrwink. I recommend lots of Brie and rum over the Yuletide period. Ouch to the knee. You need medicinal brandy for that. Dr Faith has spoken!

Good luck sinks, hope its not too bad!

I had a luffly day. My Dad had a spare ticket to a Christmas sing-a-long at a proper old fashioned cinema. 'twas so much fun singing to old classics. I was one of only two under 40 but I think she was there as a carer but it was great! grin

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Mon 17-Dec-12 21:16:51

Poor silly JethroDog. Is he ok? Was it the raisins?

Sorry to hear about the mentalness sad

There is nowhere left for Seb to go unless they make him into an Actual Duke or something.

Northey Mon 17-Dec-12 21:23:54

Contemptible hound! He will be much chastened by his experience, I pray.

Frankelstein Mon 17-Dec-12 21:26:04

Aww, poor doggy. Hope he's better soon MrJethro.

I have slight menkul here, my lower back has been achey for the last week or so but has been worse over the last couple of days. Ridiculous, I'm not even sure I have ov'd, so how the hell I can menkul I really don't know confused

<throws another log on the fire>

ArielTheBahHumbugMermaid Mon 17-Dec-12 21:29:17

Oh, good Victoriana, Norf <impressed>

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