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Forum: Traditions & Memories 11-22-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By almcg
I love the smell of the Christmas dinner cooking...

I love the smell of the Christmas dinner cooking as I only have to close my eyes and I'm back in my Gran's kitchen while she cooked the BEST Christmas Dinner. The smell of Christmas spices also...
Forum: Chit Chat 11-22-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By almcg
I usually start mine towards the end of October....

I usually start mine towards the end of October. I've got all of my daughters presents and a gift for my FiL. It's just everyone else to buy for now :wink:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-12-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,333
Posted By almcg
I've not seen any houses decorated yet (boo)! We...

I've not seen any houses decorated yet (boo)! We plan to decorate on the 30th November. We love nothing better than opening the first door on the Advent Calendar with it really feeling like Christmas...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 09-13-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By almcg
I love this time of year! My garden is already...

I love this time of year! My garden is already covered in leaves and there is that wonderful smokey smell in the air. We are also making plans for Halloween :boo:
Forum: Chit Chat 09-06-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By almcg
I should have been a Christmas baby as my mum was...

I should have been a Christmas baby as my mum was due on Christmas Eve. I eventually appeared on New Years Eve but I love having my birthday at that time of year! :}
Forum: Chit Chat 09-06-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By almcg
Every card shop in town have their Christmas...

Every card shop in town have their Christmas cards out plus giftbags and wrapping paper. Also this morning is the first morning ,since a few months ago, that it actually felt cold! :snowball:(In N...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 09-06-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,533
Posted By almcg
Everyone's traditions sound wonderful! We go to...

Everyone's traditions sound wonderful! We go to my parents for a Christmas Eve party every year. We give out presents to my sisters and their families, sing some Christmas songs and watch Christmas...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 11-28-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,776
Posted By almcg
My tree will be going up on Friday:smile: This...

My tree will be going up on Friday:smile: This morning my daughter asked if we could start to put out a few Christmas ornaments so I think we'll do that this evening! I love this time of year :grin:
Forum: Traditions & Memories 11-28-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By almcg
We have loads of them! We have chocolate ones,...

We have loads of them! We have chocolate ones, cardboard ones, Advent Trees and countdown Snowmen! My family loves the countdown to Christmas lol:smile:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-22-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,610
Posted By almcg
The time is flying by! In eight days we'll be...

The time is flying by! In eight days we'll be putting up our tree and getting all of our Advent Cals and trees sorted out. I think I'm in a bit of Christmas shock because the time is passing so...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 11-08-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,625
Posted By almcg
Some presents for my daughter and two chocolate...

Some presents for my daughter and two chocolate Advent Calendars :smile:
Forum: Christmas Together 11-08-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,015
Posted By almcg
Rumour has it that the Christmas Coke ad will be...

Rumour has it that the Christmas Coke ad will be on ITV this Saturday night! A sure sign that Christmas is on its way :yahoo:
Forum: Chit Chat 09-25-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By almcg
Tree decorating day is one of the best days of...

Tree decorating day is one of the best days of the year in our house:grin:
Forum: Traditions & Memories 09-19-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,776
Posted By almcg
We put up our tree on the 30th November and we...

We put up our tree on the 30th November and we get all of our Advent Cals ready so we can open them on the morning of 1st December. The rest of the decorations are put up on the 1st December. I can't...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 09-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,269
Posted By almcg
Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the year:-D...

Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the year:-D I love it when it's just getting dark and that feeling of excitement is in the air! In fact you can almost taste it:sparkle:We tend to go out on...
Forum: Traditions & Memories 09-18-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,385
Posted By almcg
When I look back on my childhood Christmases I...

When I look back on my childhood Christmases I can remember the feeling of being safe, warm and cosy. We spent Christmas Day with my Grandparents, Aunties and cousins. My Gran was a fantastic cook...
Forum: Chit Chat 09-18-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,537
Posted By almcg
We're definitely into the "Brrr" months in N...

We're definitely into the "Brrr" months in N Ireland! It's so cold in the morning and evenings now, that you can see your breath!:snowball:
Forum: Christmas Together 12-05-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By almcg
It began snowing here in N Ireland last night,...

It began snowing here in N Ireland last night, and it has been snowing on and off all morning. Sunny now though and it's beginning to melt but it looks very pretty:wink:
Forum: Christmas Together 11-29-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By almcg
Wow that looks fantastic:sparkle:!

Wow that looks fantastic:sparkle:!
Forum: Christmas Together 11-29-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By almcg
Not too mild today in N Ireland. There's snow...

Not too mild today in N Ireland. There's snow expected on higher ground but the rest of the week is getting cooler with highs of 6-8C:wink:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-24-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By almcg
Happy Thanksgiving from N Ireland:happyturkey:

Happy Thanksgiving from N Ireland:happyturkey:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-23-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By almcg
Mine will go up a week from today but I think I...

Mine will go up a week from today but I think I might start to put out a few Christmas ornaments from Advent Sunday onwardscheesy
Forum: Christmas Together 11-21-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By almcg
This might sound terrible of me but I really...

This might sound terrible of me but I really would like to have this Christmas without too much snow. Last year my parents had to cancel their Christmas Eve party and my mum was unable to get to the...
Forum: Home & Family 11-17-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By almcg
13 days to go....and I can't wait!!!!!:sparkle:

13 days to go....and I can't wait!!!!!:sparkle:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-17-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By almcg
I've seen a few houses in my town that are...

I've seen a few houses in my town that are decorated inside and out. Years ago it would have been unheard of in November but people ARE starting to decorate earlier. The town lights will be switched...
Forum: Chit Chat 11-10-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By almcg
I had a Gingerbread Latte yesterday...it was like...

I had a Gingerbread Latte yesterday...it was like Christmas in a cup:sparkle:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-10-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By almcg
I haven't seen any myself yet but yesterday my...

I haven't seen any myself yet but yesterday my taxi driver told me that he'd already seen a lot of houses in town decorated for Christmas:smile:
Forum: Christmas Together 11-08-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By almcg
I saw that programme jayden28! I think it was...

I saw that programme jayden28! I think it was telling us "It might snow....then again it might not" lol. We've had some frosty nights in N Ireland but today it's damp and dull. At least the dark...
Forum: Christmas Together 11-03-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By almcg
It's been chilly here in N Ireland and very wet...

It's been chilly here in N Ireland and very wet and windy. My poor garden is completely flooded. Honestly, I'd take the snow over this any day!
Forum: Home & Family 11-03-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By almcg
I'll be building my tree and putting my Advent...

I'll be building my tree and putting my Advent Cals and trees out on the 30th November. We decorate properly on the 1st December and it stays decorated until the 6th January. I can't wait!!!!:smile:
Forum: Chit Chat 11-03-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By almcg
What beautiful pictures! I live in N Ireland so...

What beautiful pictures! I live in N Ireland so our weather is a lot cooler than most of the UK at the minute but we have rain. Lots of rain...and I would swap it for snow in a heartbeat:wink:
Forum: Christmas Together 11-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By almcg
Thanks for the info jayden28! I was wondering...

Thanks for the info jayden28! I was wondering about this as Movies 24 didn't have their usual Christmas in July movies this year, so I was worried we were'nt going to get Christmas 24:smile:
Forum: Home & Family 10-21-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,967
Posted By almcg
I'm so sorry. We had to have our little CKC...

I'm so sorry. We had to have our little CKC Sophie PTS last September, then in February we had to have our CKC Sonny PTS due to heart failure. We were told because of his heart he wouldn't live to...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-21-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,924
Posted By almcg
Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous:-D

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous:-D
Forum: Christmas Together 10-21-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By almcg
We always go to my parent's house on Christmas...

We always go to my parent's house on Christmas Eve as they have a small family party. We exchange gifts as well, as all of us girls (I have two sisters) spend Christmas Day with our husbands, kids...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By almcg
Aww that sounds so nice GingerMel! For me it...

Aww that sounds so nice GingerMel! For me it really kicks in after my Mum and Sister's Birthdays in mid November. The Christmas lights will be switched on in our town on the 25th November, so there...
Forum: Home & Family 10-11-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By almcg
I've so many favourites....but it's not Christmas...

I've so many favourites....but it's not Christmas for me until I've watched The Muppet's Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street (remake) and Santa Claus The Movie, preferably on Christmas Eve:smile:
Forum: Chit Chat 10-11-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,897
Posted By almcg
I always make a point of watching a Christmas...

I always make a point of watching a Christmas show every Rudolph Day. I love that little touch of Christmas I get when watching a Christmas special. I think the year goes so quick with having Rudy...
Forum: Christmas Together 10-11-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,277
Posted By almcg
I begin to decorate on the 30th November/1st...

I begin to decorate on the 30th November/1st December. Then I begin to take everything down on the 5th January, so everything is packed away again by the evening of the 6th January. I'm always sad...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-04-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By almcg
I just love that fact that I can say "I'm putting...

I just love that fact that I can say "I'm putting my tree up next month" as I build my tree on the 30th November so I can decorate it on the 1st December:tree:And all of my Advent Cals and trees are...
Forum: Chit Chat 09-26-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By almcg
I put up my tree on the 1st December. I've three...

I put up my tree on the 1st December. I've three downstairs and my DD11 has one in her room. She asked me yesterday if we would be putting the tree up on the 30th November like we did last year (her...
Forum: Home & Family 09-20-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By almcg
That sounds really lovely Cassie! DD11 and I tend...

That sounds really lovely Cassie! DD11 and I tend to do a bit of baking, just the two of us. We usually bring our cookies or buns over to my parents for their Christmas Eve party:smile:
Forum: Home & Family 09-20-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By almcg
One of the local Pound stores in my town has some...

One of the local Pound stores in my town has some of their decorations out. Once Halloween is over, there'll be decorations everywhere lol! :lol: I can't wait!
Forum: Home & Family 09-20-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By almcg
It's a wonderful feeling isn't it? I love this...

It's a wonderful feeling isn't it? I love this time of year! :smile:
Forum: Home & Family 09-15-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By almcg
I think mine might be a bit of a strange one!...

I think mine might be a bit of a strange one! Every Christmas Eve, just as it's getting dark, I like to go outside for a few minutes. I love the fact that you can almost smell Christmas in the air,...
Forum: Home & Family 09-14-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By almcg
That was so beautiful!

That was so beautiful!
Forum: Christmas Together 09-13-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,999
Posted By almcg
Even more stores in my town have their Christmas...

Even more stores in my town have their Christmas stock out but the exciting thing for me is that the actual Christmas Shop has opened in town! It opens every year in September and it stays open...
Forum: Christmas Together 09-13-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,481
Posted By almcg
We have a few shops in town with their Christmas...

We have a few shops in town with their Christmas stock already out! But I'm being a good girl and holding off from buying anything....for now lol!:smile:
Forum: Christmas Together 09-13-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,090
Posted By almcg
On Boxing Day I cook Christmas Dinner with all...

On Boxing Day I cook Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings for DH, DD11 and myself. This is because we spend Christmas Eve with my family, Christmas Day with my In Laws so Boxing Day is "our" day....
Forum: Christmas Together 09-07-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,999
Posted By almcg
I was in our local Pound shop yesterday and not...

I was in our local Pound shop yesterday and not only do they have their Halloween decorations out but they also had an aisle of Christmas wrapping paper! It's definitly on its way!:-D
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