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Christmas? Already? 2019

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    On instruction from the boss, the lights around the porch have gone up today. I have also bought some coloured ones. Not sure where they are going to go yet. Probably need to await further guidance once the committee of one has had a meeting.

    [​IMG]IMG_9107 by Nigel G, on Flickr
     
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I have to say a golden croissant is a new one on me :) Is that a French decoration?

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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Do you all have external power points/sockets? I have one, but it's at the back of the house.
     
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Yes. I put one into the porch.
     
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  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    No external sockets here. When you've been struck by lightning (as a boy) and watched your house burn (as a young man) you tend to be risk averse. Having said that it's possible I put myself at risk with pork pie,sausage rolls and the like...
     
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  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Do you play the lottery?
     
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  7. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Not since next door's dog are my £1 million winning ticket... I'm pretty certain it was a winner !:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Haha, no not from France. We have managed to find some pretty special tree ornaments over the years, the croissant is a goodun :)
     
  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    You could put a red one in the porch?
     
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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I am informed by the Commanding Officer Christmas that my attempts to photograph the front lights by briefly sticking my head out the front door are not acceptable. I was therefore ejected into the cold to do it "properly".

    [​IMG]_C090379 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_C090377 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
     
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  11. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Got to love someone having the brass neck selling those sticks.
    How the he'll do they stop from kissing themselves when someone buys one?
     
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  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Very nice RMike - but I don''t envy you putting away all those lights again! ;)
     
  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    On the day I took the photo, there was the same number of them left at the end of the day, so maybe no one did.
    Sunday just gone, they were still selling them but our stall was further away so I didn’t notice if they sold any.
     
  14. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Only just noticed that my post says 'kissing' - the autocorrect on my coal powered tablet must have changed the 'p' to a 'k'
    ……….Just have to make sure I don't send my wife a kiss by email:eek:
     
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I did wonder about them kissing themselves!:)

    I never thought you meant something else. My mind must be getting cleaner.
     
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  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    No, that is definitely the down side. Putting them up is the easy bit. Finding where the ends are and rolling them up so they don't knot, then getting them back into the storage boxes they came in is another thing.
     
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  17. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The decorations are up at Chirk Castle (National Trust). The family used to put on a Christmas play and the decorations are themed according to the different plays that were put on. Here are a few shots. They are on public Flickr hence the watermark.

    In the entrance hall "Puss and Brutes" with a splendid ogre if you can spot him.

    [​IMG]DSCF5106.jpg by Pete, on Flickr


    Then "Jack and Jill and the HaveBeenstalk"

    [​IMG]DSCF5109.jpg by Pete, on Flickr

    leading upstairs to the ogre in the sky

    [​IMG]DSCF5113.jpg by Pete, on Flickr

    then the party for Beauty and the Beast - though truth be told I didn't see the Beast until I processed the picture

    [​IMG]DSCF5115.jpg by Pete, on Flickr

    This display has the programmes for many plays scattered about - I'm sorry but pixel peeping at full resolution (not supplied) is needed to read the names.

    [​IMG]DSCF5123.jpg by Pete, on Flickr


    Beauty's bedroom is almost impossible to get a good picture of - last year I gave up but there were fewer people about this time so I had a go

    [​IMG]DSCF5127.jpg by Pete, on Flickr


    and we can't leave without George and the Dragon - the best room in the house for the NT volunteers as it is a) warm and b) equipped with sumptuous chairs

    [​IMG]DSCF5130.jpg by Pete, on Flickr

    Enjoy!
     
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It's nearly Christmas when my homemade Angel puts in an appearance. :)
    ap fairy.jpg
     
  19. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    My Christmas AP arrived today, so it must soon be time to send out a few cards.

    Sadly I've not seen the famous chocolate camera in this or any recent issues this year. Presumably it's not of interest anymore unless upgraded to a mirrorless model, made from the same chocolate and producing identical results to the old model, but smaller and selling at the same (or higher) price.
     
  20. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    My Christmas AP arrived today, so it must soon be time to send out a few cards.

    Sadly I've not seen the famous chocolate camera in this or any recent issues this year. Presumably it's not of interest anymore unless upgraded to a mirrorless model, made from the same chocolate and producing identical results to the old model, but smaller and selling at the same (or higher) price.
     

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