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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Favorite Christmas music

Post by Marshabar on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:09 am




I think this is a very beautiful version of Carol of the Bells . . .

Such a beautiful season, I just wish we had snow, the old fashioned fluffy stuff that stays around for a while making the world quiet and bright.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by True Blue on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:21 am

It's the beginning of Summer in Oz... 23 Celsius and sunny.

Can't wait for the Xmas feast of seafood, salads and crisp dry white wines. sunny

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Marshabar on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:30 am

That sounds wonderful, True Blue.   I wonder how lobster would taste with sage stuffing?

Here's more snow.



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Post by Marshabar on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:48 pm

Thought you might enjoy this uniquely American Christmas song. .

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by bobby on Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:46 am

A Very Merry Christmas to all on Cutting Edge, even you atv. Bob
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Merry Christmas

Post by atv on Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:42 pm

To all on Cutting Edge.
Have a Merry Old Christmas - May you all be surrounded by the love of family and the laughter of dear friends.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.
And to you Bobby, thank you for your message, may your home be blessed with love and laughter. atv
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by bobby on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:52 pm

And a very merry Christmas to youand yours atv, see you next year. Bob
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by dimsum on Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:11 pm

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyon one on the Cutting Edge forum. I am glad i signed up. Hope everyone enjoys their holidays. santa
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by astra on Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:43 pm

A very Merry Christmas to one and all

And a VERY happy New Year!
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:16 pm

On this suspicious occasion, I'd like to wish for everyone everything they'd wish for themselves.

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by keenobserver1 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:31 pm

Merry Christmas to one and all.
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Christmas

Post by sickchip on Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:42 am

xmas....for fux sake. The biggest rip off the salesman ever invented.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by jstnay on Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:52 pm

xmas....for fux sake. The biggest rip off the salesman ever invented.

There's a scrooge in every crowd. Merry Christmas to you anyway.

You or anyone else doesn't have to shop to enjoy a Christmas dinner with family and friends. 8-)

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:22 pm

Sorry - bit late back : Happy Boxing Day... santa
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:35 am

I'd just like to say that I received a pair of red trousers for Christmas, and am wearing them again today by popular demand. Please be kind to any self-conscious gent you may spot similarly attired when you're out shopping today.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:46 pm

I was shocked yesterday by the fact that Mrs Hornby could only afford to buy me a jacket with no sleeves. However, I am told it is called a 'bodywarmer' and is designed to be that way, so things may not be quite as bad as I thought.... Shocked
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by jackthelad on Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:21 pm

A belated Merry Christmas everyone, all the best to you all for the New Year.

I am not surprised to find out that the Pope is of the same opinion has me, that, commercialism is killing Christmas. We are supposed to be celebrating the birth of a boy child, not filling the coffers of shops and stores all over the country. The sooner we get back to basics the better it will be, they are not bothered about Christmas, just how much profit they make.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by jackthelad on Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:24 pm

Phil Hornby wrote:I was shocked yesterday by the fact that Mrs Hornby could only afford to buy me a jacket with no sleeves. However, I am told it is called a 'bodywarmer' and is designed to be that way, so things may not be quite as bad as I thought.... Shocked

Phil, if you want to keep your arms warm, then get extra long gloves.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Shirina on Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:11 pm

Well, with the economy in the crapper, a little commercialism this year might not be such a bad thing.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by witchfinder on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:09 pm

YES - Its Boxing Day - the day after Christmas day, Saint Stephens day

Its another holiday for us in the UK aswell as in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and various other nations - but not in the United States Razz

The origins of Boxing Day are when the rich give to the poor, its actualy a blend of two or three different very old traditions, all connected with giving succour to the poor.

Anyway, hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Ivan on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:29 pm

This is probably a good opportunity to thank all active members for their loyalty and support in helping to make this forum viable since we started it on 7 October.

The forum would never have happened without witchfinder's initiative, and I'm especially grateful to those who joined us when we only had a handful of members but worked hard to stimulate discusssion while I was trying to recruit members elsewhere! I'd also like to thank the moderators for their work on the boards, for their advice, and for working as a team to make collective decisions as and when they've been required.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:00 pm

jackthelad wrote:
Phil Hornby wrote:I was shocked yesterday by the fact that Mrs Hornby could only afford to buy me a jacket with no sleeves. However, I am told it is called a 'bodywarmer' and is designed to be that way, so things may not be quite as bad as I thought.... Shocked

Phil, if you want to keep your arms warm, then get extra long gloves.

Very Happy
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:21 pm

In sharp contrast to some others of our acquaintance, for whom one of those jackets with unusually long sleeves might appear to be appropriate.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by whitbyforklift on Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:17 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON CUTTING EDGE 2,
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by jstnay on Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:02 pm

Well, with the economy in the crapper, a little commercialism this year might not be such a bad thing.

My bad, I only spent $50 shopping this year. Everyone had birthdays in November so that shot it for me. They had a choice of one good gift or one less expensive for birthday and Christmas, they all chose one good one for birthday.
Their decision and imo it was a good one.

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by atv on Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:01 pm

We all crave certainty and a hundred wrong predictions will be quickly forgotten in the face of one correct one.
Bearing this in mind,
my prediction for 2012 is that the world won't end.
It's a solid dependable prediction, and if I am wrong you can all tell me so.

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by jstnay on Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:42 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. Very Happy


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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:05 pm

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year





We're not going to be looking back on 2011 as the good old days, are we?
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by blueturando on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:39 am

Wishing all at Cutting Edge and very happy new year

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Stox 16 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:30 am

Happy Christmas and wish everyone well in the New year at Cutting Edge
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by ROB on Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:07 am


As of now, of the fifty states of the United States, only Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington are not in 2012.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by witchfinder on Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:52 pm

I wish everyone a Happy New Year

hear all, see all, say nowt
eat all, drink all, pay nowt.

and if though ever does owt for nowt
allus do it for thy self.

( the Yorkshire motto )
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Shirina on Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:29 pm

You know, I play a game called Star Trek Online. Recently, I bought myself a new starship, and the random name generator named my ship USS Yorkshire.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:43 pm

Thank you for sharing that with us, Shirina. Is the rest of the name Terrier or Pudding?
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Shirina on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:24 pm

Thank you for sharing that with us, Shirina. Is the rest of the name Terrier or Pudding?
The thought had crossed my mind.
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Post by witchfinder on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:03 pm

Thats quite funny shirina - did you know that the space shuttle "Endeavour" was named after a ship used by Captain James Cooks on his first voyage of discovery. ?

The original "Endeavour" was built by Thomas Fishburns ship yard in my home town of Whitby in Yorkshire, originaly a coal carrying ship named "the earl of pembroke".

Dont you just love useless information
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Ivan on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:23 pm

At this point, the discussion usually turns to Inspector Morse.....
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by witchfinder on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:40 pm

Yes Ivan, inspector Morse s Christian name, very strange choice for a Christian name.

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:31 am

It can be amusing to witness the facial expression of someone named e.g. "Mohammed" or "Lee Wong Yu" when asked for their Christian Name by some British official.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Ivan on Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:08 am

A few years ago, a lady who worked for a London council was sacked after starting a meeting by saying “let’s get down to the nitty-gritty”. When John Denham, as a government minister, used that expression while addressing police officers at a conference, he was told that it was banned but he wasn’t sacked. Neither of them realised that the phrase referred to what the slave traders called the debris left at the bottom of a ship after one of those eighteenth century voyages across the Atlantic (during which, on average, one-sixth of the slaves would die).

These days the PC brigade will also pounce if you use the expression “you’re a good egg”, because it’s linked with the slang “egg and spoon” which rhymes with a derogatory name for black people. And so it goes on…..

I suspect that if a British official asked anyone for their 'Christian name' that would also be a sackable offence. When did you last fill in a form that asked for such a thing, don’t they all request your 'first name' nowadays? In reality, Britain isn’t a Christian country, since fewer than 5% of people attend church regularly (and more people go to mosques than to the Church of England). It’s bad enough having royalty rammed down our throats continuously (“old man sits in front of car after coming out of hospital”, “old man is applauded for walking 400 metres to church”), we don’t need to be force-fed religion as well.


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