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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:I was just sitting here on my computer, browsing the forums when suddenly...*crash!*

I looked over and the Christmas tree was lying on its side! eek

Fortunately, only a few glass baubles were smashed, and not any of our memorial angels for those we know who have passed on. Thanks goodness for that!!

But the funniest thing was that I went to tell my parents who were sitting in another room drinking tea and reading, they said that they heard it and dismissed it as "oh, it must just be something Beth's doing" ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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mtbeer
mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:It's the ghost of christmas past possessing your tree!

Quickly now, call the Vatican and ask for Alexander Anderson. He will send a squad of peerless exorcists to do battle in your living room. Arboreal crimes will not go unpunished! biggrin


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Hahahah Mum purchased a tree the other day, it's a little runt of a thing but it's kind of nice.

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Flame Boy
Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1508
Posted:We only just got our tree last night, my family are so anti-festive!
It bugs me.


AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I moved out of home in 1996, and sad to say it, I've never had a christmas tree of my own. frown

I was 75% committed to having one this year, but I think perhaps next year will be the right time. Maybe when my finances are settled enough to actually put some gifts under the tree. Can't have some poor dying fir tree standing in my loungeroom wearning nothing but a few tacky flashy lights and a couple of $2 shop decorations, with nothing underneath it.

Yes, next year I will do it properly. With all the trimmings.


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stroo
stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:noway! get a tree man! even if its a really teeny one with $2 decorations! or come round and share my christmas tree (can you feel the christmas love?) we'll even feed you nut roast and roast spuds! ubbrollsmile hug ubbrollsmile

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Instead of a tree Flash, Go out and collect some interestingly shaped twigs, pray them silver, put a ball of clay/playDoh in the bottom of a plant pot and poke the twigs into it. You can then hang little trinkets on them. You can use anything you like, including those really rather odd sparkley earings your Aunty Gladys gave you one christmas but have never worn. After you have put all the little bits and bobs on the twigs throw some lametta over the whole lot and hey presto you have a chrismas Twig to be proud of!

No trees die in the making of this decoration!


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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:i bought my very first christmas tree today!! biggrin it's a dodgy cheapo one, but better than nothing!! and it's covered in cheapo decorations!! woohoo!! ubblol and there's no presents under it either...i dropped them at mum & dads today! (i managed to do all my christmas shopping in about five hours on saturday afternoon!! woohooo!) biggrin

i love christmas! ubblol hug


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if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

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stroo
stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:wow skulduggery your so artistic! x

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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Catalyst
Catalyst

member
Location: Virginia
Member Since: 27th Nov 2003
Total posts: 103
Posted:I like to decrate my houseplants....and my tree is super small and of the fake, already decorated variety...it has pinecones on it and red bows. Cool idea with the twigs, skulduggery.

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meghann
enthusiast
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to ...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2004
Total posts: 302
Posted:we put ours up on wed, whoo christmas arrives with the tree!

ive learned
life is tough... but im tougher

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stickman
World Champ Procrastinator
Location: ||...lost...||
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 580
Posted:our house is full of tacky christmas lights and funny smelling candles..

it sort of gives me a warm feeling inside when i look at it hug


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flash fire
flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:thanks stroo! I'll be on the next plane if my creative talents don't reach as far as Skully's suggestion. biggrin

I'm actually having a party at my place on xmas eve - I suppose I really should put some festive cheer around the place.... shouldn't I?


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: flash fire

I'm actually having a party at my place on xmas eve - I suppose I really should put some festive cheer around the place.... shouldn't I?



Yes you should! rolleyes
(and I should be there!)


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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stickman
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Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 580
Posted:yes you should flash.. it really makes all the difference smile

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flash fire
flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:yes, you should Mand. smile

I've been thinking about it - due to the glorious summer temperatures I'm currently enjoying in my hemisphere, the party is actually a Garden Party of sorts (me and my hippy mates pretending to be sophisticated for a night). This is my garden: http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1
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Maybe I can get some tinsel and wrap it around some of the trees. I already have fairy lights on the tree in the RHS of the pic. Any other suggestions?

PS - sorry Rouge for hijacking your thread.


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meghann
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Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to ...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2004
Total posts: 302
Posted:get a tree!!
and as mant tacky poundland streemers you can afford!! biggrin


ive learned
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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Oooh, nice garden! biggrin

Rope lights wrapped round tree trunks look pretty.
Or tinsel would work as a cheaper option.

I say go crazy and have fun-
lights, tinsel, glittery stuff, streamers, inflatable light-up santa and rudolf on the roof...
Ok, maybe not... but go have fun with it. tongue


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Written by: flash fire

PS - sorry Rouge for hijacking your thread.



That's alright - as long as I can come to the party wink


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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twistedfirestarter
twistedfirestarter

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Location: OZ
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2004
Total posts: 53
Posted:he he sounds so similar to what my parentals would say, oh just Tilli being Tilli im sure lol, i hope your tree gets better, lol. coz u need a tree, an im happy to hear ur angels made it safe.

~*~peace and trust takes years to build, yet takes only seconds to shatter~*~

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I swear, this Jewish boy will never understand the Christian compulsion to go out, hack down a tree, haul it into a home (covering the inside of said home with pine needles) and then cover it with sparkley things...only to remove it from said home two weeks later!

Except that I've participated in this process many times and it's SO much fun! biggrin


-Mike )'(
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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:sort of related.

I used to live with 4 cats. We'd set up a tree, real tree, and shoo them away when we saw them in there.

Well one night I was on the computer, and I heard a loud "CRASH!", followed by the sounds of four sets of paws scrambling for cover. eek I casually got up, and saw the tree was downed. One of the cats, the smallest one, loved to climb in there and I guess she got a little higher than was safe.

Funny, they never climbed a tree again.... shrug angel


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

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