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What Was Your Favourite Xmas Gift For 2006?


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#1 ghostwriter

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 09:40 PM

Hi Everyone at BC!

Another Xmas over with.....Whew! Well I hope you don't mind if Tell you all, mine.
I'll give some background -short version.
Back in 96 there was this guy that I started working with (I'll call him Obi).
Obi, others and I worked in a team (30 people?) then in 97-98 a larger coporation took over & we expanded to 40 odd.
In 2000 we branched off in a smaller team of 10, then we were made redundant, but Obi and I were offered another role and continued on as a team of 6. At the end of 2000 we were again made redundent but again offered another position, where we continued to work together till June 2006.
Just to let you know - he was made redundant during that time but again was offered another role.
So anyway June 2006 came along and he finally was made redundant with no more offerings, not that we didn't try to keep him going, it just wasn't mean't to be.
Anyhow, he promised to keep in touch, which he didn't and on many occasions I emailed, phoned and texted him to contact me, to no avail.
Finally in November I gave up and stopped.

Well yesterday I recieved a text, wishing me a Merry Xmas and a Happy new year..........From Obi!!!! :flowers:
I almost died from shock and texted him back - wishing him the same and extra.

SOoooo, in saying all that...........have I lost anyone??? I wouldn't be surprised, I have been told that I waffle on, lucky for you it's the short version!! :thumbsup:

SOoooo, anyways Obi texting me was the very best Xmas gift I received this year!
I know he is alive and well and it truly does warm my heart. :trumpet:

I hope you all had a brilliant time as well.
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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:05 PM

Whats X mas?

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:46 PM

Whats X mas?


Have you forgotten to take your medicine today,CGM3. :thumbsup:

Here's a link which may help.

http://www.bellaonline.com/site/alzheimers :flowers:

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:52 PM

Xmas is another way of writting Christmas

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:53 PM

Christmas is sometimes shortened to Xmas, an abbreviation that has a long history.[4] In early Greek versions of the New Testament, the letter Χ (chi), is the first letter of Christ (Χριστός). Since the mid-sixteenth century Χ, or the similar Roman letter X, was used as an abbreviation for Christ.[5]

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:58 PM

Don't you remember the song, "I'm dreaming of a white XMAS?" CGM?
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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:59 PM

Another Xmas over with.....Whew! Well I hope you don't mind if Tell you all, mine.
I'll give some background -short version.
Back in 96 there was this guy that I started working with (I'll call him Obi).

SOoooo, anyways Obi texting me was the very best Xmas gift I received this year!
I know he is alive and well and it truly does warm my heart. :thumbsup:

I hope you all had a brilliant time as well.


What a lovely Christmas gift!! I'm so very happy for you and it says a lot that finding an old friend 'alive and well' is your bet xmas gift this year! Wonderful!!
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 12:42 AM

I was joking.

I know ha ha

I got a diamond sharpening stone for my knife was one thing I liked. It works very very well. If you have a knife its a must!

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 01:03 AM

I was joking.

I know ha ha

I got a diamond sharpening stone for my knife was one thing I liked. It works very very well. If you have a knife its a must!


I was merely returning the joke, CGM3. :thumbsup:

When I lived on the farm,one of the most important things I used to carry was my knife on my belt,as it had a million uses. :flowers:

If I carried one today,I would be arrested here.How times have changed.















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Posted 26 December 2006 - 02:15 AM

What a lovely Christmas gift!! I'm so very happy for you and it says a lot that finding an old friend 'alive and well' is your bet xmas gift this year! Wonderful!!
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Thank you Maram, I really didn't know just how much of a concern it was for me until he texted me, the weight from my shoulders was incredible.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 07:39 AM

Well I would have to say the best gift I got was from my brother (he never bought me a gift before:( )
He got me a handmade quilt, which his girlfriend and her family made. I love it!! :trumpet:

And guess what!! NO EARRINGS!!! :thumbsup:

It was an awesome Christmas! Hope everyone else enjoyed their Christmas as well. :flowers:

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:36 AM

Talking about knives, farm and also working in the woods... I don't know how many times I had a knife and don't know what I would do without it...

I have three favorites, My Sirius Satelite Radio, my DVD of Bon Cop Bad Cop and Great Big Sea the Hard and the Easy cd.

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:28 PM

Is the satelite radio worth it? I wondered and thought about getting one myself one day.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:49 AM

My worst gift, we had a white elephant gift game, was the "Over The Hill Toilet Paper" I won. All the rest was great. Except for the pictures of me, I look like a bowling ball..... :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 10:39 AM

Well I had a lovely Christmas and nice presents.
Also got a box of disappearing Chocolates.It is summer here,so I put them in the fridge to cool.
Today,I opened the box and 2 left. :thumbsup:
Also recieved a present from a niece.A large packet of Schmacko's (Dog Biscuits)as a joke.Haven't got a dog.On the card it said "To Grumpy, Enjoy" She sent me the real present also.Got quite a laugh.
Her turn next year. :flowers:


















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