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Thread: 2011/2012 Christmas / New Year Thread

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    2011/2012 Christmas / New Year Thread

    Come around quick again this year.

    Merry Christmas to everyone, and all the best for 2012.

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    There lie they, and here lie we, Under the spreading chestnut tree
    Plan to get a job or get paid to do a PhD by this time next year. Interesting times ahead.

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    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.

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    The usual for me - lots of time with family and friends, and two awesome days at the races. Working a lot as well to save up some leave for my epic holiday next year.

    Whatever everyone else's plans are, I hope you all have a brilliant time.

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    My goal is to top this, this Christmas

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    I'm spending Christmas Day making all the posts I would have made in the last three months but for my ban. Well excited.

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    Gone too soon
    9 or 10 pints on Xmas eve, really tie one on. Hope to achieve the boozer's triple crown (that's vom, fight and curry for those playing along at home).

    Stinking hangover on the day itself, probably surface about three for her maj's speech. Top up with a few cans and dooze rest of the day away. It's a time for the family, tbh.

    I jest, will be round me muvver's. Doubtless trying to "tune in" her old fashioned "television" to the Boxing Day test because she doesn't have Sky.
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    My boyfriend is Jewish, so starting Tuesday night we're hosting 8 parties in a row.

    I'm leaving for New Zealand during the third one though, but because of travel time and crossing the international date line I arrive on the 24th. Then I'll be back in North America on the 30th. Short time, but I'll get to be with my family for Christmas.
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    Normally I love Christmas day but it will be a bit different this year with mum just getting out of hospital the day before. I'll spend most of the Christmas and New Year time working. Good money though
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    RIP Craigos

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    Gonna be going to the Lakes again between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve. Rest of the time I'm working at Loros again and getting through a ton of revision - exams start on the 9th.
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    Girlfriend coming over from the Netherlands. Hope to get some skiing and skating in, but will likely gorge self on turkey and broth.
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    I'm spending Christmas Day making all the posts I would have made in the last three months but for my ban. Well excited.
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