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Mid winter festival

Post by Pilot » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:22 pm

Happy yuletide everyone a great time to eat drink and be materialistic, go on get stuck in. :wink:
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Post by sherri » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 pm

Merry Christmas to you, too, pilot & everyone on the boards.



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Photos were taken recently at Santa's Kingdom. My two grandchildren (who are cousins to each other) who are in the photos declared it the best day of their lives. :lol: They are aged 3 and 2.

PS Whip, that's how we like our snow here-foam! :wink:

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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by jeff » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:19 am

Christmas Greetings to one and all and good wishes for the year ahead.
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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by niagraa » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:42 am

jeff wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:19 am
Christmas Greetings to one and all and good wishes for the year ahead.
merry Christmas everyone, and have a good new year :)

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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by andysfootball » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:07 am

All the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Here's to a great 2018.
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Post by ralph » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:55 am

I hope all the Boarders have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. I was up in central London last night for a reunion of old work colleagues and it was all looking very festive with lights, decorations and lots of people in the pubs beginning to hold their works parties. probably a lot of sore heads about this morning, :lol:

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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by jeff » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:44 am

Entry for Christmas Day 1870 in Kilvert's Diary.............

"As I lay awake praying in the early morning I thought I heard a sound of distant bells.

It was an intense frost.I sat down in my bath upon a sheet of thick ice which broke in the middle into large pieces whilst sharp points and jagged edges stuck all around the sides of the tub like chevaux de frise, not particularly comforting to the naked thighs and loins, for the keen ice cut like broken glass.

The ice water stung and scorched like fire. I had to collect the floating pieces of ice and pile them on a chair before I could use the sponge and then I had to thaw the sponge in my hands for it was a mass of ice. The morning was most brilliant.
Walked to the Sunday School with Gibbins and the road sparkled with millions of rainbows, the seven colours gleaming in every glittering point of hoar frost. The Church was very cold in spite of two roaring stove fires."

Revd Francis Kilvert kept a diary for many years and extracts have been collected into a book for the years 1870 - 1879. Fascinating reading of those times in a remote country parish on the borders of England and Wales.
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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by sherri » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:50 pm

Fascinating glimpse of the past there, Jeff.
Why anyone would actually sit themselves in a bath on top of a layer of ice is beyond me though. Of course it would cut. He should have boiled the kettle a couple of times & poured it in, would have taken the edge off it! Or else broken the ice by hand and just had a sponge bath without hopping in!

I have an eerie feeling that the description will be one that stays with me & whenever I think of Christmas in England, it will come to mind. There have been only a few posts through the years that have been like that. The other main one was made by a woman who used to be on, showing a photo of a roman grave of a child, situated in an English field, just all on its own. Funny how some images stick.

I hope everyone here has such a brilliant morning as the reverend though. :D

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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by ralph » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:16 am

sherri wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Fascinating glimpse of the past there, Jeff.
Why anyone would actually sit themselves in a bath on top of a layer of ice is beyond me though. Of course it would cut. He should have boiled the kettle a couple of times & poured it in, would have taken the edge off it! Or else broken the ice by hand and just had a sponge bath without hopping in!

I have an eerie feeling that the description will be one that stays with me & whenever I think of Christmas in England, it will come to mind. There have been only a few posts through the years that have been like that. The other main one was made by a woman who used to be on, showing a photo of a roman grave of a child, situated in an English field, just all on its own. Funny how some images stick.

I hope everyone here has such a brilliant morning as the reverend though. :D
What is it with some 'religious people' that they seem to get a kick out of pain, discomfort and suffering? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by sherri » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:13 am

The man obviously wanted to be clean as he was presenting the service!
Mind you, isn't it interesting the water was already in the bath. I suppose in those days it was such a job of work to lug water to a bath that you didn't waste it lightly.

Modern people would have trouble coping with it. But even up to the early 1970s I can remember that homes in Australia usually only had heating in the lounge-rest of the home was colder in winter, you just had to get used to it. I don't think it ever got cold enough inside for a thick layer of ice on water though.

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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by whip » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:08 am

Now, do I or don't I wish ?
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Re: Mid winter festival

Post by sherri » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:58 pm

whip wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:08 am
Now, do I or don't I wish ?
Tell us what you're wishing for & we'll let you know. :D

You know you can rely on our judgement. :wink:

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