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Best/Worst Christmas Presents.

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I got given "The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness." A series of books for adults, basically taking you know what on topics like Hippies, Homeopathy, Life Coaches etc.
Another person got given the one on Hippies. We were reading them out to each and laughing out  loud.
Here's a gem:
Wendell achieves a state of mindfulness by imagining he is floating in a beautiful lake until his mind empties of everday worries.
Soon he is aware of himself but no longer worried about money, work, family or whether he left the taps on.
Many home insurance policies now cover Acts of Mindfulness. 

Let's have some goos 'uns and some turkeys please.
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My youngest daughter makes up Christmas stockings for us every year!  She fills them with treasures and treats, all individually wrapped! This year, one of my husband's was a Christmas toilet roll with Santas  and one of mine was a 3 pack of Fry's Chocolate Cream bars! I didn't even know they still made those!  w00t One year my husband got an apron for when he cooks on the BBQ and it says on it 'Prick with a fork'!  He's never worn it  Whistle and last year, he got a 'collapsible' pint beer glass!   Rolling Eyes
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My 'best' Christmas present was when our beautiful dog Lady, presented us with 5 gorgeous pups, born under our stairs in the runnup to Christmas!  wub
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I got given "The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness." A series of books for adults, basically taking you know what on topics like Hippies, Homeopathy, Life Coaches etc.
Another person got given the one on Hippies. We were reading them out to each and laughing out  loud.
Here's a gem:
Wendell achieves a state of mindfulness by imagining he is floating in a beautiful lake until his mind empties of everday worries.
Soon he is aware of himself but no longer worried about money, work, family or whether he left the taps on.
Many home insurance policies now cover Acts of Mindfulness.  

Let's have some goos 'uns and some turkeys please.

Saw those at the checkout in Sainsbury but didn't get chance to have a better look! lol Book Depository do them so, I think I shall invest in a few of those as gifts. devil

Worst (secret Santa from work). Rolling Eyes



Best (to myself and excellent value from Poundland on our recent trip) though I got some great craft bargains in the UK and Ireland too.



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One year my husband got an apron for when he cooks on the BBQ and it says on it 'Prick with a fork'!  He's never worn it  Whistle
lmao

I've had a lot of good pressies and a few not so good, but nothing in particular comes to mind, apart from a dainty Victorian-type lace-edged handkerchief which a great-aunt sent me every Christmas until I was about 20 and which I viewed with some distaste as a child and outright horror as a teenager!
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Aileen, every year the aunts would give me sewing boxes. I hate sewing  Then my mother would make me write those awful, false  "thank you" letters. Yes, it was "back in the day"  Rolling Eyes
One of my best presents ever was a red and green wooden sledge. It was great.
Probably my worst present, apart from the garlic crusher and assorted useless ornaments, was an apron. Not a rude one like Caz's hubster's, but as I never wear aprons......
And here's my "thought for the day":

Tom and Mozart have gone on a rafting retreat in California.
With only a bottle of wate and an inspirational haiku, they must find their way to a state of intense curiosity and awareness.
They are lost and tired and Mozart wants to give up and go and find some hookers.
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@blueberryhill - Ah yes, those ghastly thank you letters, how well I remember them, particularly as I had the misfortune to be born at the very end of November, so no sooner had I finished writing the birthday ones, had to start all over again with the Christmas ones!
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@blueberryhill - Ah yes, those ghastly thank you letters, how well I remember them, particularly as I had the misfortune to be born at the very end of November, so no sooner had I finished writing the birthday ones, had to start all over again with the Christmas ones!

Haha. I remember our family being lectured about thanking rellys for presents when visiting at Christmas and my wee sister thanking some Aunt for for a ghastly jumper that was miles too big when she put it on and saying it was absolutely perfect. She was too young to lie and not old enough for sarcasm, so it made the parents look pretty embarrassed!
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Haha..funny thread, ufoundurthrillie wink

My dear old departed maternal grandma loved the annual fair at her church.

Every year me and my sisters knew before we tore a shred of paper off our gifts that i would get an Annual Jackie/Whatever book personally addressed on the inside cover with someone else's name..my middle sister would get a Compendium of Games with half the parts missing, and our youngest sister would get a glove puppet.

Then we'd have to say Thanks Grandma.  roflmao

Kinda miss those days..
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^ Love it! Very Happy
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