Christmas.

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Christmas.

Post by Scottishtourist » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:31 pm

I'm anticipating the wonderful day.The tree is up and festooned with lights and baubles,the cards are displayed,the pressies are in process of being wrapped..and the turkey is in the deep freeze.

Hopefully,the preparation will amount to a lovely day spent with family and enjoying the many blessings that Christmas bestows on us.

How will everyone there in Luxor be spending Christmas Day?
Will you be cooking a special meal?
Will you be inviting friends over?
Will you spend it at home,or go out to dine in a restaurant/hotel?
Will you expect some Christmas entertainment/festivities..or do you prefer some quiet,relaxing time?

Where's the "buzz"this Christmas in Luxor?



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Re: Christmas.

Post by Brian Yare » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:37 pm

Scottishtourist wrote:I'm anticipating the wonderful day.The tree is up and festooned with lights and baubles,the cards are displayed,the pressies are in process of being wrapped..and the turkey is in the deep freeze.

Hopefully,the preparation will amount to a lovely day spent with family and enjoying the many blessings that Christmas bestows on us.

How will everyone there in Luxor be spending Christmas Day?
Will you be cooking a special meal?
Will you be inviting friends over?
Will you spend it at home,or go out to dine in a restaurant/hotel?
Will you expect some Christmas entertainment/festivities..or do you prefer some quiet,relaxing time?

Where's the "buzz"this Christmas in Luxor?
Bah, Humbug

I come to Luxor, or anywhere abroad, to get away from public holidays and all the distress that they cause.

I am going to market in New Qurna on Tuesday morning to buy a suitable bird that I will share with a few friends on 24th Dec. in the evening. There will be no loud music or party. I will not be celebrating the birth of an insignificant baby on the wrong date just because somebody else's calendar says that I should.
:wi :eat :br

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Re: Christmas.

Post by A-Four » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:15 pm

Brian, I am in shock for you to think that an 'insignificant birth' where the whole of Western culture has been built on. How in God's name can you dispute the date of the birth of the baby Jesus.

You will be saying next that this date was fixed by a certain Council by an insignificant Roman Emperor called Constentine in the year 313 A.D., shame on you. :wi .

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Re: Christmas.

Post by Major Thom » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:11 am

Quiet has per normal apart from the continuous bouncing of the football against our perimeter wall, screaming kids, and braying donkey's in the nearby cattle stall.
Suppose it will be a normal day really cleaning the dust outside, mopping the outside floors, wiping the marks left by the football off the outside wall, etc etc.

But not to worry, I have just seasoned my bag, tightened the hemp around my reads, tuned a new chanter read, polished my Sghean Dubh, hemped all my joints, sealing waxed the drone reads, polished the silver and Ivory, whitened my spats, pressed my pleats, polished my plaid badge and Sam Brown buckles, feathered my bonnet, dry cleaned my tunic, combed my sporran, it time for me to set people's ear drums rattling, New Years Eve, hear we come!!

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Re: Christmas.

Post by Ruby Slippers » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:41 am

And that's just his personal grooming! Wait until you hear what he's done to his bagpipes, folks! :D

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Re: Christmas.

Post by Dusak » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:19 am

I would be working on my new long term project at home but I think that my friend and tenant would stab me. So, instead I will be enjoying a long slow cook of steak and onions in gravy with cheese mashed spuds and settle down to watch the latest complete season of Downton Abby. Phone off. :up
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Re: Christmas.

Post by carrie » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:53 pm

24th December is also the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed this year (al-Mawled al-Nabawi) so a lot of people will be celebrating that night.

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Re: Christmas.

Post by Robbo70 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:47 pm

Wouldn't have bothered much but Omar is back in the Christmas spirit, has put a bloody tree up again and flashing lights and today we had a family lunch so he could have a Christmas time with them all (we are working right over xmas so no time for niceties then).

I have a turkey crown and trimmings on order as he wants the Christmas dinner and crap. I had a much quieter time of it all before he got into it :lol:

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Re: Christmas.

Post by Dusak » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:18 am

Robbo70 wrote:Wouldn't have bothered much but Omar is back in the Christmas spirit, has put a bloody tree up again and flashing lights and today we had a family lunch so he could have a Christmas time with them all (we are working right over xmas so no time for niceties then).

I have a turkey crown and trimmings on order as he wants the Christmas dinner and crap. I had a much quieter time of it all before he got into it :lol:
An Omar is for life, not just for Xmas. :lol:
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Re: Christmas.

Post by Scottishtourist » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:32 pm

A-Four wrote:Brian, I am in shock for you to think that an 'insignificant birth' where the whole of Western culture has been built on. How in God's name can you dispute the date of the birth of the baby Jesus.

You will be saying next that this date was fixed by a certain Council by an insignificant Roman Emperor called Constentine in the year 313 A.D., shame on you. :wi .
Sacriledge A-Four!
Does anyone really care when HE was born?
We celebrate..and December 25 is as good a date as any.At least we know where we're coming from..and where we're going!

An "insignificant birth" Brian?
Shame on you!

You have just poured scorn over the second biggest event in the Christian calender(first being Easter)
No matter what you do or don't believe...that comment is offensive to millions!

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Re: Christmas.

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:59 pm

Dusak wrote: An Omar is for life, not just for Xmas. :lol:
A Barbary/Muscovy duck is for Christmas, not just for life.

I hope that his final hours were peaceful, and he did cook very well!

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