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Does anyone still do Janet and Roy?
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WildFlowerBees · 28/10/2021 19:38

We did one once to friends who were getting married they were really very stressed about who these people were who would be attending their wedding with their small children.

Are they still going? I'd do one for someone.

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TheFairPrincess · 03/12/2021 13:26

Omg, my parents' names are Janet and Roy and they do send Christmas cards in the post to quite a few people Grin

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Helpstopthepain · 03/12/2021 12:56

@00100001 Fabulous!

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Helpstopthepain · 03/12/2021 12:52

@Zarene

Janet and Roy send my DBro a Cliff Richard calendar every year. He is baffled.

That is the best tradition ever! Grin
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HaggisBurger · 03/12/2021 12:34

@Lalliella

Umm - GDPR?!!

😂

Do you understand what kind of data the DPA 2018 applies to? (Info “collected” for your own personal, family or household purposes is exempt - otherwise we would have stringent rules for our own address books!)

And that it applies to businesses and organisations, not private individuals?

Don’t be worrying about GDPR ….
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KateInHappyland · 03/12/2021 12:34

First time hearing of this, sounds hilarious! May have to send a few. Xmas Grin

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TheDogsMother · 03/12/2021 12:18

This is brilliant. I'm happy to send one from West Sussex and would love it if someone could send one to my husband.

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CommonRoom · 03/12/2021 12:05

@00100001

That is a brilliant Janet and Roy. I would be happy to send it from London.

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horizontilting · 03/12/2021 11:17

@Mummylin

Seeing Janet & Roy coming round once again reminded me, I have never told my brother and sil the truth, I was very lucky and my writer sent 3 cards the last one stating they would be arriving in their caravan with the 5 dogs, but they could just park outside their house so not to go to any trouble ! And this is from 7 yrs ago , time to fess up or leave it ?

This is the one I remember! I still think of that little saga randomly at Christmas and it always cheers me right up.
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Didiusfalco · 03/12/2021 10:47

@00100001 this is brilliant. You’ve absolutely nailed the spirit of Janet and Roy from years gone by!

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horizontilting · 03/12/2021 10:37

Bloody love these threads. Makes me all nostalgic.

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horizontilting · 03/12/2021 10:36

@girlmom21

I have an auntie Janet and Uncle Roy. I feel cheated.

Have you ever actually seen them? Or just the correspondence your parents have been showing you all your life...
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BlowDryRat · 03/12/2021 09:04

@Lalliella

Umm - GDPR?!!

GDPR doesn't apply to private individuals.

The Janet and Roy threads were originally run by CatThiefKeith but she sadly died. It's nice to see them carrying on, she would love that.
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Costumeidea · 03/12/2021 08:56

@00100001


That is AMAZING GrinGrinGrin

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Allthatglittersandgold · 03/12/2021 08:12

Brilliant, I need to do this!

It was my first Christmas in my new house last year and without looking at the name I tore the card open, it was meant for the previous owner. Usual round robin stuff but then it turned really twatty and went on about how sorry they were that the next town to us was locked down and they weren't. It also confessed (without any apology) that they had been stockpiling soup and loo roll. It was a nice card so i put up, along with about 5 more sent to the previous owner.

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Dontforgetyourbrolly · 03/12/2021 08:12

We used to get one every year in our old office! Magical! We had no idea who they were but eagerly read their updates

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Lalliella · 03/12/2021 08:08

Umm - GDPR?!!

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00100001 · 02/12/2021 23:26

@CommonRoom

I'm sure Janet and Roy's friends will be fascinated by what they got up to in 2021. The dates all all their covid and flu jabs plus side effects. Details about their postponed Easter holiday etc.

Please will someone write one and I will happily send?

Dear SO and SO,

What a year! IT;s been nonstop in our house all year.

We rang the new year in with a feeling of excitement about how things will be so much better this year and how we were so very looking forward to our three time post-poned trip to Egypt. (You know how Roy loves the pyramids, and was so looking forward to it each time) We were due to fly on the 17th of January - very exciting. But, it got postponed again until around the Easter period. I wasn't sure we'd be able to go, after all, that's Marge's birthday, And I didn't like to upset the vicar by not attending the Easter service for another year. However as Roy quite rightly pointed out, the insurance wouldn't pay out if we cancelled it, and it was costing us over £4000. So, we committed to going on the 2nd of April. We then enjoyed jolly fun games of "Guess the Travel List Colour of Egypt Today" - Roy, the little stuck in the mud, always chose Amber. But I liked to mix it up a bit and even sometimes declared green - just for fun! That kept us distracted from the very real possibility that we once again might have to rebook things, and change wardrobe once again.

Anyway, I hope you've had your vaccine. I shouldn't be bale to visit if you haven't - what with Roy's funny left foot. We had such a difficult time with ours. I thought we would be invited along to our surgery by letter. I waited each day for our invitation. But, after speaking to Louise at number 23. She's the same Louise you met her at the BBQ in 2012 for the Olympics. She was the one who came dressed like that Spice Girl in a dress with the union flag on it. She fell down the patio step, if you recall. She's married now and has a baby on they way. It's a boy by all accounts. They want to call him Horatio. Anyway, after speaking to her, she says that we were supposed to ring for an appointment. You would have thought, what with Roy's foot, we would have got a letter! However no, we rang the surgery and they told us to book an appointment on a website. A website! I got Adam to log us on, you know how I am with computers, it;s all Greek to me! I had my first appointment in May. The 29th I think. Although I might be confusing that with something else. Adam also booked my second appointment - the computer knew when my first one was and worked out when the second one should be. It's very clever what those boys can do with computers now, isn't it? So my second "jab" was booked in for August. I had the Pfizer jab, but Roy got offered the Astra-Zenica! Would you believe it? I did worry that us having different vaccines might make us ineligible to travel together on the train for our annual trip to London in September to see a show and do some shopping, but the very kind man on the phone assured us we'd be OK. I remained quite cautious. Because I felt a little unwell and a bot out of sorts for around 3 days after jabs, and as this disease is asymptomatic, I might not be displaying nay signs of side-effects, but still have them. So we decided we'd sit in different compartments for the journey. I sat as the forward of the train, as I do suffer with travel sickness more than Roy. He sat near the back of the train and struck up conversation with a lovely young lady called Sophie. We're going to have supper with her in the new year, I'm thinking of cooking a beef wellington, but I'm not sure if she's vegetarian.

Adam, I mentioned earlier, is doing ever so well, he's living in Birmingham now - in what I am led to believe is a lovely little 3 bed house. I of course haven't visited yet, he's been very busy - what with his new job and all. He's a deputy head teacher now. He's been there since the end of August. I speak to him every Thursday still, we do so look forward to our chats. I must say though, I don't like the curtains he's picked out for his living room, so I'll send him some new ones for Christmas, I'm sure he'll be thrilled. They're a lovely floral pattern full of yellows, greens and oranges.

I do hope your little one is doing well, they must be all grown up by now. I think I last saw them when they were 7? Perhaps? Yes, it must be 7 because they were into roller skates at the time.



Do have a most wonderful Christmas - do write back!

Janet and Roy
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N0RKS · 02/12/2021 22:18

And there’s this…

www.closetohand.co.uk/onemorecard

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HelplesslyHoping · 02/12/2021 22:05

My colleague who goes to France for christmas sends some for us. We've got 2 couples receiving them this year- I might tell her of your caravan idea @Mummylin Grin

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CommonRoom · 02/12/2021 21:51

I'm sure Janet and Roy's friends will be fascinated by what they got up to in 2021. The dates all all their covid and flu jabs plus side effects. Details about their postponed Easter holiday etc.

Please will someone write one and I will happily send?

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RussianSpy101 · 02/11/2021 18:06

Oops *for my inlaws

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RussianSpy101 · 02/11/2021 18:06

@lozabella I will happily do one for your parents!
Will someone do one for my incase who have a camper van (it can come from anywhere)

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LennyMurdoch · 02/11/2021 17:58

@WildFlowerBees

We did one once to friends who were getting married they were really very stressed about who these people were who would be attending their wedding with their small children.

Are they still going? I'd do one for someone.



You have done this to friends who got quite stressed yet you still want to do it again?
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Not2daySatan · 02/11/2021 17:51

@Zarene

Janet and Roy send my DBro a Cliff Richard calendar every year. He is baffled.

Oh man, that's bloody brilliant 😂😂
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NorthSouthcatlady · 02/11/2021 09:06

@Mummylin love this!!

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