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Apparently he's in an awful sounding Roman v Druids thing called Brittannia as a druid. :lol: It's on my watchlist for cold November nights.
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11. What would you hate to get?
I don't drink alcohol, so that would be a waste, and I never use body lotion type thing. I wouldn't hate getting either, but I don't want my Santa to waste their money :))

12. Do you have pierced ears?
No.

14. Would you like jewellery or perfume or nail varnish?
I am allergic to nickel, but otherwise yes. I never really get round to painting my nails, but I love nail varnish all the same. This might count as a waste of money though :))

15. Would you accept alcohol?
I probably wouldn't ever actually drink it, so no, thank you.


16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?
I get most of my hydration from Robinson's summer fruits with some diet coke for variety, so I'm not very adventurous.

17. What would kill me?
Nothing so far :))
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Bat Macdui wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:16 am Apparently he's in an awful sounding Roman v Druids thing called Brittannia as a druid. :lol: It's on my watchlist for cold November nights.
Oh I think we watched the first episode of that. I went in thinking it was a comedy and then, when it was a drama, I experienced significant cognitive dissonance once I was expected to take it seriously.
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Excellent. That sounds utterly marvellous. :love2:
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Apologies to my Santa – I thought I'd done this.

1. What is the worst present you have ever had?
It was a lovely present in itself but the book of 'stories for children' (simplified fairy-tales for 6-year-olds) – I was 14.

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate?
Milk, although I like dark chocolate with mint.

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Or in between? Or both?!
Definitely not elegant! Our tree is always covered in decorations, many of which have memories attached.

5. Do you like homemade gifts?
Yes.

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at?
Either

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat?
Either.

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort?
I've just started knitting again, I'm not very good but I'm enjoying it. I'd also like to try crochet again (I say this every year).

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms?
Yes, hand creams.

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy?
Showers not baths here – love soap.

11. What would you hate to get?
Anything with dried fruit in.

12. Do you have pierced ears?
Yes, but I always wear the same earrings as I'm too lazy to take them out.

15. Would you accept alcohol?
With pleasure! I like red wine and gin (not at the same time though)

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes, I like different teas but not fruit ones

17. What would kill me?
It wouldn't kill me but I'm allergic to nickel, which makes me itch a lot.

Bats summed it up well:
Seriously though, I have loved all my SS gifts and they're always such a joy. And though the questions never seem like it, I am easy to please
Also easy to please – I like books, nice stationery, candles and chocolate :))
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1. What is the worst present you have ever had?

hmm, some binoculars - not because there was anything wrong with getting binoculars and I would have been pleased with them, but mrE hyped it as the most amazing present ever and was so pleased with himself for choosing something I would absolutely love - I think I was expecting diamonds....

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate?
dark, with ginger/sea salt as a preference, but I will eat nearly all of it as long as there's no coconut.

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Or in between? Or both?!

Somewhere in between - not much tinsel, but lots of decorations from various places over the years, including lots from secret santa!

5. Do you like homemade gifts?
Yes.

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at?

probably to look at, unless the doing is reading! otherwise, i think i have enough to do.

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat?
Eat :piggy: although to be fair, I've had some lovely things to wear from santa - my beautiful christmas necklace that Disco gave me for starters.

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort?

I do quite like it, but am pretty useless and

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms?

I do

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy?

they don't and I do.

11. What would you hate to get?

um, I can't think of much - a bounty bar would be disappointing.

12. Do you have pierced ears?

no

15. Would you accept alcohol?

Indeed - and am not fussy - love gin in particular.

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?

yes, tea is always good - I'm an earl grey drinker.

17. What would kill me?

Nothing....as far as I know.

I have loved all my secret santa presents over the years and am always very grateful for the effort given I don't really post that much.
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Sorry Santa, I have been away with the fairies.

1. What is the worst present you have ever had?
A very cheap, very nasty teddy ornament. My granny always asks what we want and then gets something totally different & inappropriate, but her heart is in the right place.

2. And the worst you ever gave?
Ugh, probably something of my own when I couldn't afford anything. The shame.

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate?
I normally only eat dark with no sugar but seeing as that's a rotten present dark or milk - I love the ones from Hotel Chocolat you get.

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Or in between? Or both?!
My tree is gamely struggling on in my parents' garden. I love old things and things which mean something so love getting decorations.

5. Do you like homemade gifts?
Yes!

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at?
I'm not really big on a do thing because I have an awful lot of stuff to do.

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat?
Either.

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort?
I'm pretty rubbish with this kind of thing.

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms?
Not really unless they are sustainably packaged - I'm trying to get away from plastic as much as I can.

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy?
GOD I adore bath bombs. Love love love them as long as they aren't wrapped in plastic.

11. What would you hate to get?
Unlike King John, I'm not big on nuts. But mainly plastic - it really makes me unhappy (sorry, I know that's a pain!).

12. Do you have pierced ears?
Yes and love earrings although very heavy ones hurt.

14. Would you like jewellery or perfume or nail varnish?
Not really, thank you

15. Would you accept alcohol?
Yes it would be very kind although I'm not a big drinker.

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes unless it's a big bottle of lemonade (plastic again!).

17. What would kill me?
I'm allergic to celery. It nearly did kill me once, which was quite exciting.

All this aside I am genuinely easy to buy for because the thought which goes into SS gifts make them so very special. If in doubt, something with a gecko on it will always give me a lift, and I am a sucker for interesting socks.
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1. What is the worst present you have ever had?

Fake perfume ( ie knock off version of something I dont like anyway)

2. What is the worst present you have ever given?

A necklace that was too small to go round my friends neck.

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate?

All of them

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Or in between? Or both?!

I’d like elegant, I end up with over decorated

5. Do you like homemade gifts?

Yes.

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at?

Either !.

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat?

Eat.

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort?

Not really.

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms?

Yes.

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy?

Yes & no

11. What would you hate to get?

Sugared almonds

12. Do you have pierced ears?

Yes.

14. Would you like jewellery or perfume or nail varnish?

Jewellery or nail varnish, yes. Perfume, no.

15. Would you accept alcohol?

Yes.

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?

Yes.

17. What would kill me?

Another 2020
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TracyA wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:01 pm 17. What would kill me?

Another 2020

:lol:

We have no question 13!
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Sorry Santa, I’m a tardy Santee.

1. What is the worst present you have ever had?

A gaudy crystal platter that I’m sure was a regift. Slightly pipped to the top spot by a plaster cast Jesus bust with the price sticker still on

2. What is the worst present you have ever given?

My bigger issue is being dull and repetitive ie buying the same person similar necklaces on consecutive birthdays.

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate?

Dark wins but I’d eat any

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Or in between? Or both?!

A total mish mash of old stuff and random collected ornaments and crap the kids have made.

5. Do you like homemade gifts?

Yes.

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at?

Either though I don’t have much time for doing

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat?

Either

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort?

Art, drawing, paper, anything really but not sewing or knitting

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms?

I am usually ok with most lip balms but I’m allergic to MCI/MI* so have to be careful with creams and other beauty products

*methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazokinone :twitch: :lg:

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy?

See above - best avoided for me.

11. What would you hate to get?

Nail varnish would be wasted on me

12. Do you have pierced ears?

Yes.

14. Would you like jewellery or perfume or nail varnish?

Jewelry and see above for nail varnish and allergy

15. Would you accept alcohol?

Yes.

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?

Yes

17. What would kill me?

I won’t die but my face will puff up - see earlier MCI/MI which is a preservative in cosmetic and household products.
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Another one who thought I’d done this. Again.

What is the worst present you have ever had?
I can’t remember anything too awful.

2. What is the worst present you have ever given?
Probably some rubbish to my mother thinking it was Crystal (it wasn’t) or solid gold (at a fiver, unlikely)

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate
All of it.

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Or in between? Or both?!
Both.

5. Do you like homemade gifts?
Yes.

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at?
Either.

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat?
Again, either.

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort?
Yes. Crochet, sewing, card making or clay stuff.

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms?
Yes but I have lots.

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy?
I like them.

11. What would you hate to get?
There’s nothing really that I would hate.

12. Do you have pierced ears?

Yes.

14. Would you like jewellery or perfume or nail varnish?

I have a lot of mail varnish but always open to more. Jewellery or perfume is fine too.

15. Would you accept alcohol?

Yes but it might be a pain for my Santa.

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks?

Yes

17. What would kill me?
Onion.
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Sorry to my Santa. I'd completely forgotten to do this. I say this every year, TMT SS is absolutely the best part of Christmas and will be extra so this year. I've never not loved everything I've been given.

1. What is the worst present you have ever had? My mum once gave me a lilac-coloured sleeveless cardigan that she had bought for herself, but didn't want. It was hideous but also hilarious. I think I put the photos up here.

2. What is the worst present you have ever given? Ah, yes. :look: There was the year that we were feeling a bit broke and thought homemade bakes would be a good idea. Note to self, "Don't gift-wrap homemade biscuits, if they aren't going to be unwrapped and eaten immediately." :no:

3. Dark, white or milk chocolate? Dark, preferably unsweetened 'cooking' chocolate.

4. Traditional tree with lots of tinsel or restrained elegant tree? Traditional tinsel.

5. Do you like homemade gifts? Yes

6. Would you like something to do or something to look at? Something to do. I think. Or maybe something to look at. Dunno.

7. Do you prefer something to wear or something to eat? Either

8. Do you like doing crafts, if so what sort? Yes. I sew, draw and paint and, very occasionally, crochet.

9. Do you like tiny hand creams and lip balms? Hand cream is always welcome.

10. Do you like bath bombs or do they make you itchy? I prefer showers to baths.

11. What would you hate to get? A sleeveless lilac-coloured cardigan. :lol:

12. Do you have pierced ears? No. I'm a bit rubbish with jewellery. I really only ever wear my St. Christopher and my rings. But I always get really excited if I'm given something new.

14. Would you like jewellery or perfume or nail varnish? I genuinely have zero sense of smell, most of the time, due to some unidentified allergy that may or may not be environmental. Perfume is wasted on me. I probably stink! I long to have beautifully manicured nails though, and would love a bit more choice in the jewellery department.

15. Would you accept alcohol? I mainly drink beer.

16. What about non-alcoholic drinks? Tea (I don't use milk) and coffee, yes.

17. What might kill you? Or cause a rash? I'm cautious about alcohol, as mixed drinks tend to exacerbate perennial rhinitis symptoms.
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