There's a first - probably since my late teens. At 46 stopped booze in September this year not touched a drop since. I didn't think it was such a big issue, after all I haven't really drunk much since my early twenties, however, once the kids were born and work pressures increased I'd drink to...
Well blow me (not literally!)...took the oldest to the local working man's club for a quick Christmas pint while Mrs Easytigers did the washing up - I did ask her to join us but she wasn't up for it...nothing unusual there (bugger...just got a crack around the head as she's reading over my...
Shamelessly pinched from elsewhere.....
A cycling Christmas is what I’d like
Riding around on my Raleigh bike
For miles and miles if I only could
Forsake the turkey and Xmas pud
Not caring about any ice or snow
Over the hills and dales I’d go
No staying indoors for my bike and me
Since we've probably all been hearing Greg Lake's 'I believe in Father Christmas' song a lot lately...
There is a very appropriate verse for those of us whose dreams revolve around two wheels:
I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave New Year
All anguish pain and sadness
Spent most of today in the kitchen baking a few bits.
3 Different types of sausage rolls (Lincolnshire, pork and cheese, pork and caramalised red onion)
Baked ham with a marmalade glaze.
Mince pies steeped in brandy
Dogs got her eye on the ham
Merry Christmas everyone :snowball: and a Happy New Year!
I hope you all have a lovely time in the company of people you love and cherish; eat and drink yourselves silly (and promise, firmly, to start the diet again in the new year); and have a nice break from all the hustle and bustle and...
Happy Christmas to all the contributors. Sometimes we have crossed swords, but only because we all want the same thing, a growing and successful sport. Onward to 2016, it will be an interesting year (and one more to add to my too big personal total). May 2016 bring us all we would wish for.
Surprised there is no thread on this yet.
In the last week before Christmas my bike shall be blinged up with some cheap LED lights to spread the festive cheer. I am also planning on putting some tinsel on and wearing a Santa hat.
What does everyone else do?
So far, the kids have presents under the tree from:
Rosie and Tiger (their pet cat and gecko)
Fingle, Stevehog and Snuffles (fox and hedgehogs who come to the garden)
Pharaoh Roche and Bastet (we went to Egypt this year)
Chicken Noodle Soup fairy
Is it just us? They're probably more excited...
Not Christmas songs but related to Christmas in some way...
Donkey-I'm a believer!
Just got the tree up & the lights plugged in, and the elegant white LEDs my wife got aren't working - or at least, three-quarters aren't working. They were new last year! Fortunately the cacky vulgar multicoloured old style filament ones I got off ebay (because I think Christmas tree lights...