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Christmas holiday ideas.

Postby ozchick » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 2:01 am

So what the hell am I doin' freezing my butt off here when I could be there! Brr.....People must be mad to live here. A year or 2 maybe, but then see ya later!
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 8:20 am

Well, you are in the right place I guess so do not complain. Lot's of snow, a bit o frost this is how Christmas should look like.

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Postby durain » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 8:54 am

what is christmas without snow? :)

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 8:59 am

The tropics and the southern hemisphere?

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Postby carteki » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 9:46 am

nakatago wrote:The tropics and the southern hemisphere?


I'm with Ozchick on this one - Christmas should be sunny and hot preferably a day at the beach followed by a BIG party. I don't do cold Christmases either (although there is a tradition of Christmas in July in Cape Town which is just another excuse for a party!)

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 11:21 am

Well, my Christmases were usually marked by massive family gatherings with gajillions of cousins to pretend I'm really close with, nephews or nieces to give some aguinaldo, and gajillions of aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers to whom pagmamano must be done, tons of food to devour, hiding from carolers, and bearing the sweltering heat. And it begins immediately after All Saints's Day and ends just before Lent. Also, Christmas Mass and Christmas Eve dinner :wink:

Now, I run away from nephews and nieces I never knew I had (and sometimes from aunts and uncles too). Gotta love large, extended families. :lol:

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Postby longstebe » Sat, 04 Dec 2010 3:15 pm

The days when you would have to scrape the snow and ice off your car before leaving for work with an old cassette case. Everytime I go back to the UK that weather cuts right through me. Give me the sun anyday.

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Re: Christmas holiday ideas.

Postby Wind In My Hair » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 1:04 pm

ozchick wrote:So what the hell am I doin' freezing my butt off here when I could be there!

Learning to appreciate "there" more? :) Come back here you!!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 1:26 pm

Agreed! :cool:

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Postby ksl » Mon, 06 Dec 2010 3:25 pm

You need to head down to the Hartz Mountains for a skiing Christmas, ask the travel agent what's on in the Hartz over Christmas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harz

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Postby ozchick » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 1:54 am

I've got to agree with a few posters here about how Christmas should look.
I've NEVER been in a snowy country at Christmas time, and it REALLY does look the goods. It's just like I've seen on the Christmas cards for the last billion years. And lots of you have lived in it and seen it so you know what I mean. For me it's pretty amazing as you can imagine. I'd never seen falling snow until 2 Fridays ago and I was like a little kid 'at Christmas' time!
Having said all that, it comes at great personal expense to my comfort levels. :o And the cursing under my breath that accompanies my every step when outdoors is an amazing new characteristic that I have wholeheartedly embraced! :P
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Postby ksl » Thu, 09 Dec 2010 1:38 pm

ozchick wrote:I've got to agree with a few posters here about how Christmas should look.
I've NEVER been in a snowy country at Christmas time, and it REALLY does look the goods. It's just like I've seen on the Christmas cards for the last billion years. And lots of you have lived in it and seen it so you know what I mean. For me it's pretty amazing as you can imagine. I'd never seen falling snow until 2 Fridays ago and I was like a little kid 'at Christmas' time!
Having said all that, it comes at great personal expense to my comfort levels. :o And the cursing under my breath that accompanies my every step when outdoors is an amazing new characteristic that I have wholeheartedly embraced! :P
Looks like you are in for a long Winter :lol: I'll not visit until spring thank you! :lol: Thinking of your cold feet :shock: I had my share of discomfort in Germany on tanks in winter, with no heating and sleeping under a tarpaulin in the middle of wild Soltau http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soltau%2C_Germany We used to hunt the wild boar, for dinner, but it was no fun freezing our nuts off. I soon transferred to a helicopter unit. still no heating though, so it was bloody freezing when out in the field. Have you tried the currywurst yet?

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Postby ozchick » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 4:03 am

ksl wrote:
ozchick wrote:I've got to agree with a few posters here about how Christmas should look.
I've NEVER been in a snowy country at Christmas time, and it REALLY does look the goods. It's just like I've seen on the Christmas cards for the last billion years. And lots of you have lived in it and seen it so you know what I mean. For me it's pretty amazing as you can imagine. I'd never seen falling snow until 2 Fridays ago and I was like a little kid 'at Christmas' time!
Having said all that, it comes at great personal expense to my comfort levels. :o And the cursing under my breath that accompanies my every step when outdoors is an amazing new characteristic that I have wholeheartedly embraced! :P
Looks like you are in for a long Winter :lol: I'll not visit until spring thank you! :lol: Thinking of your cold feet :shock: I had my share of discomfort in Germany on tanks in winter, with no heating and sleeping under a tarpaulin in the middle of wild Soltau http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soltau%2C_Germany We used to hunt the wild boar, for dinner, but it was no fun freezing our nuts off. I soon transferred to a helicopter unit. still no heating though, so it was bloody freezing when out in the field. Have you tried the currywurst yet?

Yep tried the currywurst- good too yeah! And I'm adding my own spices to bottled Gluhwein....ay yes it's all in the name of warmth! Ya know Kayser, you have some good stories to tell, you and SMS and a few posters on here. Have you ever thought of writing this stuff down seriously? I remember a poster on here Rich D ? Is he still around? Did he go to Istanbull? Gee he wrote well too. I've recently put a few books down that I just can't get into. Then I read some of the stuff you guys write on here and it's a damned lot more interesting- seriously!
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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 4:11 am

Ozchick, we are going ice fishing then off to the Black Forest

Just the two of us and try my new Landrover Discovery 4. It will surely be alot of fun
Have you tried cooking nasi lemak in the open ??

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Postby ozchick » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 3:04 am

Mad Scientist wrote:Ozchick, we are going ice fishing then off to the Black Forest

Just the two of us and try my new Landrover Discovery 4. It will surely be alot of fun
Have you tried cooking nasi lemak in the open ??

ms :P

Tell you what Nutty Professor, YOU go ice fishing, then YOU head off to the Black Forest, and then YOU write all about it on the board here, and I'll happily read the account in the warmth of my living room! Deal?! :)
Yeah, and missing Nasi Lemak...mm...struggling to find even a packet of rice in the supermarket here....ah well......
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