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mw0njm

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Re: Christmas 2018
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2019, 06:19:50 PM »
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Re: Christmas 2018
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2019, 11:08:12 PM »
When my folks and me first moved to out flat on the Lyndhurst Estate 1959/60 Christmas was a great time, with an endless rota of parties as residents in the block took their turn to play host, the best thing was no driving home! And if it was snowing heavy no problem! O0
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Re: Christmas 2018
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2019, 10:08:48 AM »
Whilst I cherished all the childhood Christmas presents from my parents there were some notable ones which stand out: Junior Carpentry Kit when I was 7, Hornby Doublo Model Railway when I was 10 and a Mamod Steam Engine when I was 13, which I hooked up to a polishing mop accessory and used it to clean the brass work on my BB uniform - not very successfully. My model was a stationary version but you could get a moving fair ground traction engine model and later a locomotive, roughly based on a narrow gauge loco.
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Re: Christmas 2018
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2019, 09:32:32 PM »
Generous to a fault? A while ago I got a bit behind with the lawn mowing, much to Mrs Peg Monkey's anoyance, and in my ensuing chastisement she said I wish the mower wasn't so heavy I'd do it myself!
So the following Christmas I bought her a light-weight rotary mower - she was so overcome with gratitude she didn't say a word. :-\
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