saturday dangling tinsel in the proton beam, as a hookah smoking caterpillar has given me the call

'ning

ride, cafes, mince pie, persuaded mrs s to be a lazybones, crimbo-oriented lazing, unwrapping, feasting and bubbly

my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,793
    The kids have woken us up, they have been awake all night playing online games, poker and been in the hot tub, they are 14 & 17 ffs, why aren’t they regretting the shots they drank like me?

    Run with the hounds soon, probably a ride and lots of family snizzle. Have a good one everyone
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,793
    Fingers crossed oxo
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Thanks for the chat this year - you’ve helped keep me sane and afloat.

    And fingers crossed, @oxoman !
    Ben

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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,071
    Ben6899 said:

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Thanks for the chat this year - you’ve helped keep me sane and afloat.

    Odd, 'cos none of us are sane.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Thanks for the chat this year - you’ve helped keep me sane and afloat.

    Odd, 'cos none of us are sane.

    I think that’s the secret… :lol:
    Ben

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  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Happy Christmas one and all.

    This is the correct format for champagne I am led to believe. How early is too early?


  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Have a very merry Christmas everyone! You’re a great bunch of lads and hope you all got treated well by Santa 🎅
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,071
    Merry Christmas and all that.
    It's a bit chilly with a chilly wind and if I went outside naked, i'd have a chilly willy in no time.

    Roast beast with Yorkshire pudding later. I will be chief cook and bottle washer.

    @tlw1 : You have passed on the gene's. The next generation has evolved a tiny increment. That tiny increment is going to put them in the super league. Their children will suffer no ill effects of alcohol. In fact, it won't even touch them. They will be running up and down K2 for giggles on IPA, doing the TdF on cider and swimming the channel for a quick crate of Stella and a blast across the cobbles to Roubaix if they fancy it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,527
    G'day hb, get stuck in.

    Oxo, daughter had a similar post booster train of symptoms, test, negative so looks like just the body's immune system doin' it's thang.

    A #2 100% pure Colombian, a little smoked salmon nibbling, good fuel 🤔, and out for a pootle soon. Grey and damp, but not actually mizzling. Yet.

    Season's greetings y'all.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,756
    edited December 2021
    oxoman said:

    Results are in and its negative, thankfully. Just need to get the rest of the family done.
    Looking like its just the mother of all colds on top of the booster. Many thanks for the comments, and yes we must all be insane. Merry Christmas again.

    Good news Oxo B) . We found out last night that one of the in laws tested positive yesterday so they probably won't be visiting us on the 27th. Merry bloody Christmas >:)

    Not been up too long, getting through a big mug of tea and a couple of crumpets (toasted variety, sadly) and will be taking the hounds out for their Christmas walk before we get into the Turkey cooking. Was going to be duck for a change but the supplier went bust last week, hey ho. Wine, fizzy wine and tramp fuel are chilling and the Lagavulin is there for later :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    Results are in and its negative, thankfully. Just need to get the rest of the family done.
    Looking like its just the mother of all colds on top of the booster. Many thanks for the comments, and yes we must all be insane. Merry Christmas again.

    Good news Oxo B) . We found out last night that one of the in laws tested positive yesterday so they probably won't be visiting us on the 27th. Merry bloody Christmas >:)

    Not been up too long, got a big mug of tea and will be taking the hounds out for their Christmas walk before we get into Turkey cooking. Was going to be duck for a change but the supplier went bust last week, hey ho. Wine, fizzy wine and tramp fuel are chilling and the Lagavilin is there for later :)

    Absolute necessity to have a decanter of hard stuff ready to go!
    Ben

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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,756
    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Thanks for the chat this year - you’ve helped keep me sane and afloat.

    Odd, 'cos none of us are sane.

    I think that’s the secret… :lol:
    Safety in numbers Ben :p I think a lot of us use our little online social club to keep the spirits up.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,071
    hopkinb said:

    Happy Christmas one and all.

    This is the correct format for champagne I am led to believe. How early is too early?

    SG has set that yardstick.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,071
    Christmas quiz over in Cake stop @hopkinb
    None of it cryptic though.

    ...and I know who male an appearance for it @Garry H
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,071
    I really need to get my arris in gear...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,756
    edited December 2021
    Ben6899 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    Results are in and its negative, thankfully. Just need to get the rest of the family done.
    Looking like its just the mother of all colds on top of the booster. Many thanks for the comments, and yes we must all be insane. Merry Christmas again.

    Good news Oxo B) . We found out last night that one of the in laws tested positive yesterday so they probably won't be visiting us on the 27th. Merry bloody Christmas >:)

    Not been up too long, got a big mug of tea and will be taking the hounds out for their Christmas walk before we get into Turkey cooking. Was going to be duck for a change but the supplier went bust last week, hey ho. Wine, fizzy wine and tramp fuel are chilling and the Lagavilin is there for later :)

    Absolute necessity to have a decanter of hard stuff ready to go!
    I'll probably stick it in my mahoosive wine glass so it looks like I'm finishing off my pud wine later on and avoid Mrs. 666 calling me an alcoholic :blush:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,311
    hopkinb said:

    Happy Christmas one and all.

    This is the correct format for champagne I am led to believe. How early is too early?


    no such thing as too early, it's the perfect tipple at any time

    after a gopping ride with only one cafe stop, i have now made ginger fizz as a restorative and precaution against a chill, a warm glow develops from the very first sip

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Stevo_666 said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    Results are in and its negative, thankfully. Just need to get the rest of the family done.
    Looking like its just the mother of all colds on top of the booster. Many thanks for the comments, and yes we must all be insane. Merry Christmas again.

    Good news Oxo B) . We found out last night that one of the in laws tested positive yesterday so they probably won't be visiting us on the 27th. Merry bloody Christmas >:)

    Not been up too long, got a big mug of tea and will be taking the hounds out for their Christmas walk before we get into Turkey cooking. Was going to be duck for a change but the supplier went bust last week, hey ho. Wine, fizzy wine and tramp fuel are chilling and the Lagavilin is there for later :)

    Absolute necessity to have a decanter of hard stuff ready to go!
    I'll probably stick it in my mahoosive wine glass so it looks like I'm finishing off my pud wine later on and avoid Mrs. 666 calling me an alcoholic :blush:
    Tactic!

    We have champagne and I’ve got a bottle of Wild Turkey, and I picked up a selection including these…


    Ben

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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686

    Ben

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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    sungod said:

    hopkinb said:

    Happy Christmas one and all.

    This is the correct format for champagne I am led to believe. How early is too early?


    no such thing as too early, it's the perfect tipple at any time

    after a gopping ride with only one cafe stop, i have now made ginger fizz as a restorative and precaution against a chill, a warm glow develops from the very first sip


    I like the sound of this.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • Ben6899 said:

    sungod said:

    hopkinb said:

    Happy Christmas one and all.

    This is the correct format for champagne I am led to believe. How early is too early?


    no such thing as too early, it's the perfect tipple at any time

    after a gopping ride with only one cafe stop, i have now made ginger fizz as a restorative and precaution against a chill, a warm glow develops from the very first sip


    I like the sound of this.
    Used to do a cocktail which was a large balloon glass with some cracked/crushed ice, shot and a bit of Drambuie, equal dashes orange and lemon juice, then fill with champagne.

    Quite refreshing.

    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Merry Christmas to All! Very quiet day here, just the Other Half and Mum for brunch. Near perfect summer day too which was nice, 22 deg, no wind, few clouds.

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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Too many cocktail ideas!
    Ben

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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,288
    Merry Xmas BB

    Sausage roll o’clock


    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ben6899 said:

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Thanks for the chat this year - you’ve helped keep me sane and afloat.

    And fingers crossed, @oxoman !

    pleasure. anytime.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    Thanks for the chat this year - you’ve helped keep me sane and afloat.

    Odd, 'cos none of us are sane.

    oi - speak for yourself. we're all well sensible and normal down here.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Anyhow, Feliz Navidad.

    Well, random broken arm dealt with, pressies opened, and the joy of the below playing.

    What more can anyone want want on a Christmas day?


    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,186
    Merry Christmas folks, hope you're all having a good day. We've had a change of plans and younger sister and husband are coming here for lunch, hopefully be able to go to the old dear's tomorrow for the traditional Christmas. I'm slacking somewhat and haven't started the booze yet, sampled some new coffee though.
    Glad you're clear Oxo, hope you feel better soon. Did one of the MFs break his arm? That's dull.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited December 2021
    No MFs breaking arms - we're bulletproof. Some Doris in the street. I just happened to be passing lookibg ridiculously handsome and got heckled across to help. Quite inconvenient really as I was on my way home to listen to TDCV and drink bubbly.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,088
    'Noon

    Bah humbug #hangry

    Windy windy windy out but not raining (yet). Nice and refreshing.