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#1 Norway

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 15:52

This thread is for anything anyone wants to post about Christmas, especially unusual stuff. Like a sentence in a Christmas card I have just received.

 

"My brother's wife has just died, so he has bought himself six bantams for company."


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#2 Cyrilla

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 23:39

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(Not on topic, but this reminds me of a letter from a parent at school whose child had been having cello lessons...'David isn't getting on with the cello so we've taken it back to the shop and bought him a football').

 

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#3 Aquarelle

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:59

Hi there Norway. Am racking my brains for your thread but I'm afraid my Christmases seem to be very conventional!


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#4 Norway

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:03

laugh.png Love the cello story Cyrilla! Anything goes on this thread Aquarelle - nothing can be off topic because friendly sharing is more important IMHO. Enjoy, share, tree hug grouphug.gif and post what you like - amusing stories particularly welcome! smile.png


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#5 Zixi

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:16

Well Norway you made me laugh. And I spent too long thinking of puns on the bantams thing... So thank you for making me smile!  I once had a Christmas card from someone who wrote 'A Very Happy Christine' (her name was Christine). I think the card writing had obviously got to her!


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#6 Splog

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:27

Best thread for months! rofl.gifrofl.gifrofl.gifxmas_wreath.gif


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 10:59

Well Norway you made me laugh. And I spent too long thinking of puns on the bantams thing... So thank you for making me smile!  I once had a Christmas card from someone who wrote 'A Very Happy Christine' (her name was Christine). I think the card writing had obviously got to her!


Yes - we’ve had similar now and again - A very Happy Christopher’. :-)
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:14

Me to Dad: 'Are you coming for Christmas day?'

Dad (who has mild dementia): 'I'm not sure'.

Me: 'Oh dear. Why not?'

Dad: 'Well, when I say I'm ready to go home someone will say, 'Are you sure?' and then I might not be sure and might be persuaded to stay longer'.

And that would be a problem why?!

 

We still have no idea if he's coming or not. It doesn't matter to us when he decides but he can't cope with uncertainty and is inclined to make a bad decision and refuse to change his mind!


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#9 jim palmer

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 18:16

happy Brexit and a Cello New Year!

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:03

Thanks to everyone for your great stories! I'm trying to avoid thinking about Brexit Jim headdesk.gif but will definitely be having a cello New Year! Have just got the grade 5, and am now buying the Eulenburg scores of all my favourite pieces for orchestral playing with CDs in 2019 - yippee! wub.png Just in the lounge with noone to hear. Using the Berlin Phil as a backing so at least that bit will be in tune! 


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 15:03

@Norway Congrats on G5 cello! Do you play a full size? Awesome!

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#12 Norway

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 16:40

Yes it's a full size. Kind of like in your photo, but think jeans and a dodgy bow hold. And less 4th position and more recovery position! smile.png


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 19:02

Thanks to everyone for your great stories! I'm trying to avoid thinking about Brexit Jim headdesk.gif but will definitely be having a cello New Year! Have just got the grade 5, and am now buying the Eulenburg scores of all my favourite pieces for orchestral playing with CDs in 2019 - yippee! wub.png Just in the lounge with noone to hear. Using the Berlin Phil as a backing so at least that bit will be in tune! 

 

Congratulations, Norway! Sounds like you might be having a cello Christmas as well! 


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 19:07

Can only manage 3/4 size with my little man-hands, but managed to play Christmas carols at the Morley Beginners Cello Concert!

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 19:36

Thoughts on a Christmas Celebration:

 

Why is the role of the angel Gabriel always coveted by the naughtiest child in the school? And why does he/she  look so angelic when playing it. And thirdly, why do things revert to their normal course in January?

 

Why have we got a chicken pox epidemic among the lead roles?

 

Why can't I persuade the child carrying the guiding star to walk gently in time to the music instead of tearing along as if being chased by the three kings?

 

And where have we put the doll that plays the part of the Baby Jesus - last seen in the manger (which needs mending after last year's removal team dropped it)


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