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Posted: 17 Dec. 2017,12:04 QUOTE

When does everyone finish for Christmas?

With the big day being on a Monday, it seems that finishing on Friday seems to leave precious little time for all those essential last-minute erands, such as getting in a few pints, checking the car and nipping to the Spar for xmas gifts.

I know one of my local contractor mates is closing down on Wednesday, as he reckons his lads will be effing useless Thusday and Friday anyway, so he might as well not be paying them to nurse hangovers on his time.

The grandkids don't finish school/nursery/borstal until Friday, so at least their poor mother won't have to listen to endless arguing and bickering until the Saturday....I may well render myself tactically incommunicado just in case whe wants me to supervise them while she does they mysterious things that mums do in the couple of days before Christmas.

Another xmas lunch today. I shouldn't be so curmudgeonly, but do we really need so many booozy dinners in the lead-up to the BIG boozy dinner? How much turkey can one man eat in a month?


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Posted: 17 Dec. 2017,13:39 QUOTE

Finish Friday PM next week and back on the tools 9th January, weather permitting.

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Posted: 17 Dec. 2017,14:38 QUOTE

I finished last Thursday and was on the plane Friday by choice. Feel sorry for other guys who are being made to finish Wednesday, they lost a lot of money through rainy/snowy days. Long time to be off work for a one day extravaganza  :O

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Posted: 18 Dec. 2017,12:54 QUOTE

Last day thursday then a all day drinkathon with the tree surgeons and metal workers starting at 11.00 am big greasy breakfast first could turn ugly :p

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Posted: 18 Dec. 2017,17:09 QUOTE

just got back from a long weekend with my mum an dad sister her husband an 2 kids an don't wanna do any more work this year :D but got a bit to do this week not much though got to tidy the house cos everyones comeing here boxing day
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Posted: 20 Dec. 2017,06:02 QUOTE

the boss went to RSA for 2 weeks 6-19 dec  :;):
meanwhile the lads carried on
he is now back and cracking the whip till friday ,when there shall be some kind of booze up
back to work on tues the 2nd
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I keep telling my missus that I only finish on Sunday, like all other slef-employed people, and that I have to be back at work around about 3pm on the 25th, but she's insisting that I'm not working today, apparently, but am escorting her to the shopping hell in town.

Oh.

The.

Joy!

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Posted: 21 Dec. 2017,18:58 QUOTE

I flat out refuse to get involved with any kind of shopping stuff,it only leads to arguments
I go to the man creche instead  :;):
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What's RSA

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Posted: 21 Dec. 2017,23:52 QUOTE

Quote (digerjones @ 21 Dec. 2017,19:06)
What's RSA

At a guess i'd say either Russia  ??? .

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Posted: 22 Dec. 2017,00:02 QUOTE

What about rehab

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republic of south africa
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Posted: 22 Dec. 2017,09:03 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 21 Dec. 2017,19:58)
I flat out refuse to get involved with any kind of shopping stuff,it only leads to arguments
I go to the man creche instead :;):
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Normally, I'd be with you, but she's still recovering from major surgery and can't drive, or walk for long, or, seemingly, summon the strength to extract her purse from the handbag!

Consequently, I'm chauffeur, escort and general dogsbody...and no sign of that changing for at least another month.


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Posted: 22 Dec. 2017,15:52 QUOTE

Has she not heard of the interweb shopping Gaffer?
I did all mine on that in november
just makes me feel ill being in shops hanging around :-)
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Posted: 22 Dec. 2017,20:09 QUOTE

I sit outside each shop like a good boy reading the racing page.  Even lets me access my ladbrokes app and have a bet with no nagging ( pardon the pun ). Get buried in an ever increasing mound of bags and boxes to look after. Bet at least 75% gets returned after crimbo after the trying on ceromonnies   ???  :(
Bah humbug.


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Posted: 22 Dec. 2017,22:46 QUOTE

well im done now for the year except for 10mins litter picking in the morning :)   I hate shopping never go with the wife
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Posted: 23 Dec. 2017,11:47 QUOTE

Quote (lutonlagerlout @ 22 Dec. 2017,16:52)
Has she not heard of the interweb shopping Gaffer?

Indeed she has - almost every evening for the last month, but, apparently, some items can only be bought from a bricks'n'mortar shop in the real world....such as streaky bacon and cards for her children and..... god knows what else!

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Posted: 23 Dec. 2017,12:39 QUOTE

Just had a week of it abroad, buying stuff  "you can't get in  Engurland." Scarves, hand bags etc:. Back now but going shopping for the things ....we couldn't apparantly buy here  ???
Doncha just love 'em  :laugh:


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Posted: 26 Dec. 2017,12:10 QUOTE

At least she's now too tired and sore to bother with the Sales.....as though folk haven't had enough of shopping over the past few weks, loads of 'em want to dash out and do it all again for no good reason! Fools, the lot of 'em!

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