Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year



  • Wishing all ferners ( even the aussies on here! ) a great Xmas and New Years.
    Hope you eat and drink well
    We already have the tent and bbq set up in the front yard with the family coming over for the big day



  • Indeed. Merry Christmas to all.

    The Boo Family have gone on holiday for the first time in like forever. Travelled to Squidney, or more accurately The Blue Mountains. Just the three of us as usual, as we're always miles away from any other family, just doing somewhere different this year.

    Wherever you are hope you with loved ones and can relax and enjoy the day.

    Will leave you to enjoy this Welsh bird Harking to Herald Angels which is my favourite Christmas Carol and I seem to recall having spammed you all with it in previous years ...



  • Merry Christmas fellow Ferners, hope you all get the chance to have a break and relax.

    Thanks for all the banter on here, 2017 was a hell of a year globally so it was great to have somewhere to and engage in some bloody interesting discussions to help make sense of everything - politically but more importantly coming to terms with the ABs not absolutely smashing everything in front of them.

    2017 was an awesome year for my family, so hope it was the same for others. If not then flush the dunny and bring on 2018!



  • Merry Christmas all you GC's!

    Be Merry, Be Full, but most of all, be safe, too many idiots about this time of year!! 🍻 🍻

    Here is a clip of Ye Ole TR Manor and our Christmas lights 🤣



  • Merry Christmas to everyone and families!



  • Merry Christmas everyone. Remember, on this anniversary of the birth of the Baby Jesus, it’s important that you have some sins to repent. I recommend gluttony and sloth. And maybe lust if it doesn’t get in the way of all the gluttony and sloth.

    See you next year marthafarkers!



  • GFYs

    Also meri kirihimete

    but mostly GFYs



  • @virgil said in Merry Xmas:

    Wishing all ferners ( even the aussies on here! ) a great Xmas and New Years.
    Hope you eat and drink well
    We already have the tent and bbq set up in the front yard with the family coming over for the big day

    Thanks Virg



  • @virgil said in Merry Xmas:

    even the aussies on here!

    Mirry Chrussmuss cuzzy bro!



  • Make sure you all have enough piss. Shops shut tomorra.

    Vodka, Rum, Red Wine and Beer for the old mate MN5. Nothing worse than a dry Xmas.



  • @mn5 said in Merry Xmas:

    Make sure you all have enough piss. Shops shut tomorra.

    Vodka, Rum, Red Wine and Beer for the old mate MN5. Nothing worse than being coherent ant sober around the mrs relatives at Xmas.

    Just made a minor edit



  • Merry Christmas, darlings. As no one here has a shitshow of making it onto the nice list, here's hoping your loved ones are generous and thoughtful.

    May your extended family time be as short as you wish, with enough booze and quality T & A pics to get you through. Be safe, and don't fucking drink and drive.



  • @mokey thanks for reminding me, not sure how the time zone works but I think we don’t get the last pair till Boxing Day.’

    Enjoy.

    https://www.boobychristmas.com



  • @mokey said in Merry Xmas:

    May your extended family time be as short as you wish, with enough booze and quality T & A pics to get you through. Be safe, and don't fucking drink and drive.

    Yes. Fuck yes. I'm the one who will be picking up and dropping off the MIL with dementia from her residential care. Therefore the piss-hitting cannot start in earnest until I get home.

    MIL was fixated on having a sleepover at our place - because she hates the brand-new residential place she's got, which is better than her house, or staying at her Dad's shambles of a place. This was last week:

    Day 1 convo:
    Mrs TA: "Nick's brother is staying for a few weeks* so the spare room is occupied"
    MIL: "Oh. But what about on the couch?"
    Mrs TA: "You just had a knee replacement, and the couch is not going to help that"
    MIL: "Oh."

    *Narrator: He was only staying five days.

    Day 3 convo:
    MIL: "So Christmas night is definitely out?"
    Mrs TA: "Yes. As I said, Nick's brother is in town and has the spare room"
    MIL: "But I can just stay on the couch or the floor or th-"
    Mrs TA: "You just had surgery so you c-"
    MIL: "One night won't hurt!"
    Mrs TA: [thinking quickly] "We're going over to [friend's place] that night anyway!"
    MIL: "So... Christmas night is definitely out?"

    Dementia. Its pretty fucked. Mainly we're not having her because shoehorning her out of our place after lunch is going to be difficult enough.

    Besides that, we'll be seeing people we want to hang out with on Boxing Day at their place. Tradition.

    Have officially informed Mrs TA that I'm lowering my expectations of the day being a raging success. Her catering will, of course, be to the highest degree. The personnel attending will not.



  • 2016 was a tough old year for me, tossing away a comfortable life in Dunedin because I was constantly reminded of an ex-girlfriend everywhere I went in Dunners. So, for someone who planned to the nth degree, it was a bold move to up sticks and leave with no plan.

    After a couple of months of drifting aimlessly (albeit with accommodation support from parents and some contract work I can do anywhere), I've ended up with full-time work in a completely different (and interesting) industry. What's more, it's Monday to Friday and (generally) 8-5pm...

    So 2017 has delivered more than I might have expected this time last year. And I'm currently having a single malt out of Dad's cupboard so no complaints here.

    Meanwhile, I'm figuring out what to actually do with a summer holiday...

    To the rest of you, enjoy the time with whoever you're spending it with.



  • Merry Xmas to all.



  • @jegga I hope everyone spares a thought for the zips and buttons sacrificed in the name of art. Did not like the glitter one though. Chafing.



  • Merry Christmas yah filthy animals. Yes I just watched Home Alone.

    Wife has be on the fifth xmas movie now.

    Not a Die Hard in sight.



  • As is tradition the mrs and I have done pressies the night before. I have gotten nothing but Star Wars and Bond paraphernalia. Oh and a home brew kit.

    Hot, funny, kind AND puts up with a douche like me. She's a goody.



  • @mn5 true love FTW!



  • @kirwan said in Merry Xmas:

    Merry Christmas yah filthy animals. Yes I just watched Home Alone.

    Wife has be on the fifth xmas movie now.

    Not a Die Hard in sight.

    Ha
    Die hard lastnight, Die Hard 2 on right now!



  • Bond fans need to watch On her majestys secret service.

    Merry Xmas 007.



  • Merry Christmas ferners. Hope you get to spend quality time with whanau and friends.

    A shout out to all the emergency service workers on duty tomorrow. And let's not forget the immigrants working the 7-11 counters that allow us to grab that last minute gift card or box of chocolates.



  • Yes Merry Christmas to one and all on TSF. Over here we are still waiting for Sowan's Nicht, at which time I will be raising a glass of single malt Scottish Wine and feasting on dry oats as a token gesture to the wannabe Scotsman and of course to @Talisker

    Here's to a great 2018



  • 13 years. Ive been registered here for 13 years, not to mention the couple years lurking before that. I hate to say it but you lot are actually a pretty damn significant relationship...Merry christmas to all, its been a hell of a year, not particularly awesome, not particularly shit, bit of a new start and never a dull moment. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday period and is back with a bit of banter in the new year. Massive thanks to all the admins that keep this fine place in order and the techies that keep us running (kirwan & bartman?). I've had a few beersies, about to crash for all of about 5 hours where I expect a wake up call in the shape of nieces and nephew bodyslaming me to get me up so they can open their santa gifts. Good times.



  • Merry Christmas friends. I started with polish Christmas tonight. Tomorrow first Christmas at my new house. Duck on the menu.

    Funny old year, but cheers fir the laughs, banter and debate this year everybody.

    Stay safe, eat heaps, drink more. Regale us with your best backyard cricket moment.

    Chur



  • Where are my fucken present you bastards?



  • Get fucked, the lot of you.

    Literally.

    Merry Chrustmus!



  • Merry Xmas fern-fam!! Have an awesome day and let the Kai and booze flow. If you gotta travel be safe 😊



  • Merry Christmas all 2017 turned shit for me on 22/12/16 So glad to pass that anniversary you reprobate and rascals have greatly entertained me as always so for that I genuinely thank you

    Xmas is a time for whanau so I'm into day 4 of a non stop bender with mrs dm and my bro and feeling very liverish its only 9 am here and didnt get in until 4 but bubbles already popped off to marina bay sands for lunch then open the (deliberately) crap pressies Cambodia tomorrow

    Hope all you fluffybunnies got better than you deserved and are gonna be able to chill



  • Merry Xmas y'all. Hope it was/is choice!



  • Well that was fun. Most of the day was very light and strained conversation. To be honest, it was a painful waste of 5 hours of my life.

    At the point where Mrs TA's grandfather (the MIL's father) got up to leave, the MIL did too - which set off a chain of events where everyone is asking her why she's leaving, and her snapping back "I DON'T KNOW!"

    Which is fair enough, because she fucking doesn't.

    Once that settled down, after a cup of tea she announced she wanted to leave, and my brother had to drive as I'd been drinking Fireball, but I rode shotgun because while I'm a prick of a brother, I'm not THAT much of a prick of a brother.

    Turned up, unloaded her shit, took her inside of the retirement facility and up in the lift. She started to get weepy and frantic about being bored all the time and when were we coming to visit next and whatever. I didn't even make eye contact, just threw over my shoulder "We'll come when we can but we're back at work this week" and then shut the door behind me.

    Fuck that. Not My Problem. Briskly walked to the nurse's station and let them know her shit was coming apart, then ran for the lifts before the silly old cow came out and spotted me.

    Got home, started drinking in earnest, and then Mrs TA's phone rings - its the nursing home, and the MIL is trying to get into a taxi. The taxi driver is outside shouting that he "drove all this way and wants his money" - turns out the old duck called a cab to go to her Dad's place where she apparently planned on staying the night - or forever.

    Narrator: Nick offered to go over to the nursing home and tell the taxi driver to fuck off, with added headbutts, but that plan was met with disapproval.

    Mrs TA, to her eternal credit, and having just put on a fucking awesome Christmas lunch yet again, was very calm and even apologetic to the staff, but they knew what they signed up for. She said that the MIL was not to leave under any circumstances short of a fire.... 🤔 and fuck even then 😐

    MIL has been moved to the security ward and they're doing their best to get her phone away from her. Then Mrs TA got a bit weepy so I handed out Christmas hugs and then started to vacuum the floor.

    After some more tears and hugs, things are relatively back to normal.

    So I'm betting your Xmas was better than mine.

    The good news is dementia patients rarely last longer than about 5-7 years, so this shitshow has a time limit.



  • @nta That's a like for the prose, not that your crazy MIL has ruined your Xmas.

    The rest of you, I hope it was an enjoyable day, not arse aching hot or spending time in traffic.

    A cool change has just come through on the farm. I'm watching the Griswold's Christmas and lightning approaching from the South.



  • Mimosas and ham all morning. Beer in the pool all arvo. Duck and red wine for dinner. Single malts now

    Beauty



  • The old mate MN5 has cracked a hundy kg again. I guess that's what 50,000 beers over the course of a few days does to you. Better go into detox stat....



  • Thankfully last night's storm dropped the temperature so I can either go down into the yards and help or sit inside and drink while watching the cricket. I have a feeling that decision will be made for me...



  • @mariner4life said in Merry Xmas:

    Mimosas and ham all morning. Beer in the pool all arvo. Duck and red wine for dinner. Single malts now

    Beauty

    Whoa!
    Mimosas!
    Don't you mean...

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  • @crucial said in Merry Xmas:

    @mariner4life said in Merry Xmas:

    Mimosas and ham all morning. Beer in the pool all arvo. Duck and red wine for dinner. Single malts now

    Beauty

    Whoa!
    Mimosas!
    Don't you mean...

    alt text

    You would have gone straight on my ignore list if you'd shared the song.






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