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Re: Poll: When do you do your Christmas shopping?

@Glory1 Oh I see, that's a good arrangement! I used ot not be able to wrap either, to the point where my family would laughably recognise what came from me vs what came from anybody else under the tree ... then I volunteered in a book shop to wrap books over the holidays one year and with some practice I can now decently wrap most things. It's quite a challenge sometimes though I agree LOL

 

@TallTrees

It's such a lovely idea to gift homemade treats! Do you also get some honey from your bees throughout the year you can put in nice pots and give out over the holidays? I also always wanted to try making fuge or honeycomb ... if you've done it yourself I'll take any tips you have smiling

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Re: Poll: When do you do your Christmas shopping?

Hi @EmilieT

 

My little bees don't produce honey they are pollinators and use all their pollen and nectar and leave

it with their off-spring to eat and morph into next generation of pollinating bees ~ 

Honey bees are more specialist.

However, making fudge is quite easy and  toffee with crushed peanuts in  is fabulous!  Easy to make toffee too.

Toffee broken up in pieces and put in a nice twist of clear paper with bow ~ looks good and tastes good too.

Honey is gorgeous and comes in jars from Lidl !!

Lots of best wishes TallTrees

 

 

 



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We're pretty much done. Mix of highstreet and online santa

 

.... and not forgetting my list to Santa Handshake

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Yes @EmilieT I was definitely the same. Everyone always knew my presents, they were the ones that looked as if they were wrapped by a 2 year old, a blind one LOL

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@Glory1 wrote:

Yes @EmilieT I was definitely the same. Everyone always knew my presents, they were the ones that looked as if they were wrapped by a 2 year old, a blind one LOL


Back in the day (love that expression) I was pretty good at wrapping presents. Lovely paper, always used to make my own bows...(none of those stick on ones) oh no....gift ribbon making the bows curl by running scissors down the thread...All presented beautifully...

 

Then with age, comes arthritis...and cronky fingers fearful

Now I am swearing like a trooper... trying to hold the paper still, whilst making a pigs ear of the sellotape... which tends to stick everywhere except the parcel I'm wrapping...LOL

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I'vge always been good at wrapping presents which I think goes ack to being 11years old and having to back all my books with brown paper at grammar school. These days though I can't even find the end of the damn sellotape!

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@TallTrees

Oops, my bad! Thanks for the tip, I love peanuts and peanut butter so I might try to make toffee with peanuts, it does sound delicious smiley

 

@dgilbert2

It'll be a fairly relaxed December for you with no presents to worry about! I still have to find the right ones for my partners' family who we'll be spending Christmas with, but that's only 4-5 about of 12 left so not too bad sweat smile

 

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LOL

 

@Cleoriff

Even without arthritis I find it hard to manipulate cellotape sometimes joy I'm sure your presents still look amazing, they would need to to go under that gorgeous tree covered in lights!

 

@jonsie

That does sounds like you got a good few years of practice wrapping wink Finding the end of the cellotape is impossible, I use a tape dispenser to keep track of it or tape it to the corner of the coffee table ... 

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@EmilieT wrote:

 

 

@dgilbert2

It'll be a fairly relaxed December for you with no presents to worry about! I still have to find the right ones for my partners' family who we'll be spending Christmas with, but that's only 4-5 about of 12 left so not too bad sweat smile


Well that's always the plan, never quite works out though, always some last minute panic upside down

 

Good luck with the remaining gifts santa

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@dgilbert2 Last year I was buying my last gift the day before Christmas so I can relate to the last minute panic you're referring to joy Fingers crossed we'll both have a fully panic-free season!

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