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A Tree Inside The House - Would You Believe It

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by number10, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. number10

    number10 Keyboard Hero

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    Today I had to go down the road and buy a tree. Not one for the garden.
    Everyone and his kids are at the shop doing the same.
    "Is this one better than that one?" "What do you think?"
    "Are you sure?" "lets hold on to this one and look at more"
    Everyone is doing the same, and looking slightly nervousness because someone else may get a better tree than the two they are currently pondering over.
    So I thought I would help out a bit and tell a few of them which one I thought was better.
    I get some suspicious looks from them, they think I am not telling the truth, and I'm after one of their trees!
    Anyway after winding a few more people up, we make our decision and we are off back home.
    As we leave a few people look p****d off as they think we have a better tree than the two that they are still pondering over.
    The car is full of bits of tree! Great stuff, I wanted to spend Sunday cleaning needles out of the car. The house will soon have a tree inside and will then also be full of needles.
    But now we have to re-arrange the furniture, the CDs and all the other stuff that's in the sitting room, just so we can fit the tree in.
    Then - I will have to spend more time making sure its straight, and the best side is facing the right way,
    Christmas.. I just love it.
    Oh I forgot.. I have now got to go into the loft and get loads of ornaments to put on the tree, just to make it look less like a tree.:facepalm:
     
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  2. stew87

    stew87 Certified

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    We got a real one a few years ago never again. Fake all the way now no needles and no traipsing round trying to find "the one" ;)
     
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  3. number10

    number10 Keyboard Hero

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    I mention that every year - it falls on deaf ears
     
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    timmytree Pro Poster

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    I've got an oak tree outside my window, thats good enough. No lights, no tinsel crap. I just can't see any sense in buying a real tree, its a complete waste of money.
     
  5. Monkeyjoe

    Monkeyjoe Busy Member

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    Bah.... humbug


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  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    We just a bought a real one from Homebase. 7ft high nordic spruce. Beautiful tree and they are knocking them out at 12 quid a pop. It's the first real tree we have ever had. Smells lovely too.
    Just finished putting it up with my son who has aspergers/autism whilst listening to xmas music and having a tipple or two. He loves the whole xmas thing.

    Off for another pint of real ale. Hiccup.........:confused::D

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  7. number10

    number10 Keyboard Hero

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    Thats nice and sounds like fun.. .... 12 quid, that was good, we got a 6ft Nordic from B&Q that cost 36 quid, I best not tell the missus as she will think I am being really miserable
     
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  8. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    What a palava. The closest a tree gets to coming into my house is when a leaf gets stuck to my shoe. :facepalm:
     
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  9. Readie

    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    My wife threw my nice fake one away this year.

    Only used it once, 10 years ago when I bought it for her.

    Yes, I like a real one but she just seems to enjoy spending money, all my tinsel and coloured lights went too as she said they were naff.
     
  10. warrenater

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    Never mind just look on the bright side , if it weren't for trees you wouldn't have that nice walnut stock :)
     
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  11. number10

    number10 Keyboard Hero

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    Someone is bound to start a thread now: Decorate your rifle!
    Lets see some Christmas lights on your stock. Maybe a little tinsel
    It wont be me honestly;)
     
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  12. Gaz2121

    Gaz2121 Gazza

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    I bought a real on three years ago with roots on it my neighbour said it would die if I tried to plant it . I now have two pretty big trees in my garden and another joining it in the new year !!!
     
  13. Claypole

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    My missus loves a tree in the house but in don't put anything up in my flat. One year, she got me a small, real potted Christmas s tree, and some lights.

    It was supposed to be a living tree, but it shed all its needles quicker than a normal one. I must have had that dead tree in my front room until the summer time...
     
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  14. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    We went for our tree today, only held 3 while my wife looked all round it and in the car with and home to saw the Botton inch off and stand it in a bucket of water, tied so it can't fall over, it can now have all the branches splayed out and hanging as natural as possible. Keep it well watered and topped up everyday once it is in the house and needle drop is minimal, fortunately we don't have carpets so it's easy to sweep up any needles as Christmas comes to a close. Love having a real tree.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  15. Nubble

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    Mrs said "not having a tree this year" OK I said, so guess what we did today? Yep, went and bought a tree. :facepalm:

    Shop was heaving, walked in, picked up first tree, "no I want the one outside", asked the guys if I could rob the one off display, "yeah if you wanna get it" (I used to work there so no worries), went and got tree, wrapped it, got called round to the 'returns' till by-passing the long ques, took less than 5 mins, spent next hour chatting to the staff!!

    Oh and no needles in the car either and 20% of every tree purchased goes to the Midland Air Ambulance so all good!

    :thumb:
     
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    FA13C886-6DCA-45C7-8A83-5163E92CA98B.jpeg I called round my brothers house yesterday and him and his family were putting the tree up, I looked at the size of it and had visions of Chevy chase in national lampoons:facepalm::facepalm:, he drives a Volkswagen Golf and this tree was bl00dy huge.
     
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    just ban xmas it would save time money energy etc what a waist of time it is
     
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  18. foxtrott

    foxtrott I'll be back

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    I don't beleave it another plasterer more
    Mardy than i am i must tell the mrs lol
     
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  19. foxtrott

    foxtrott I'll be back

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    Lol we alwsys have a real tree make a day of it getting one with the kids got the best tree ever last weekend only £10 from jtf its a beauty
     
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  20. Monkeyjoe

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    I love Christmas... 2 weeks off work....turkey, sprouts, roast tatties.... Christmas pud, beer..... more beer..... bring it on, can’t wait!


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