Christmas with Mrs Brown

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  1. Jim

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    Our first Christmas away from home, away from the log fires and traditions we’ve built. We thought long and hard about it, but insisted as long as we’re all together, we’ll have fun wherever we were.

    Then a few weeks ago we learn that due to work commitments our son would be overseas at Christmas and would not make it out to Spain with us. Ah well, we were dreadfully disappointed but there is nothing we could do. Didn’t stop the wishing though. We’d still have a nice Christmas even if a bit muted when we dwelled on our son’s absence. Siân who is a real Mrs Brown has been giving us all a very good TV Mrs Brown impression and at almost every opportunity, she’ll go teary eyed and endlessly say its a shame her son won’t be with us. How could Christmas be the same with a child of ours missing!

    Anyway, determined to make the most of it, yesterday we were ready to welcome our eldest daughter and her fiancé. Siân had made a full spread of tapas, jugs of Sangria, and we waited for them to arrive in their hire car from the airport. The christmas music playing seemingly strangely at odds with the Sun beating down.

    They arrived, lots of hugs and we sat down to eat, drink and catch up. After about 30 minutes, my daughter asked for a lift with some luggage, we opened the boot, and there was my son, giggling. Siân almost throttled him with her cuddles, and drowned him in tears, our Christmas complete. Were going to have a good one. We hope you do too.

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    Excellent, that's what Xmas is all about, not all the expensive present giving.
     
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    What a great gift for you all:xgrin:
     
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    That's fantastic.

    Have a great time:xThumb:
     
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    What a lovely, lovely surprise. Enjoy your family Christmas....especially now. :xgrin:
     
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    Wonderful news have a brilliant time. I am sure you will
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    Brings a tear to your eye don't it.......... Brilliant Siân, I know you'll have a good un now.... Hugs from us for Christmas. :xlaugh:
     
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    ahhhh how lovely Jim i was in tears for Sian as i was reading your post. So glad he gave you such a lovely suprise. Have a fantastic time you are such a beautiful family and we love you all dearly ,you are all so good to Amanda when you meet and greet her and let her join in with your family . Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all so much love from us three xxx
     
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    In happy tears here at your surprise...how absolutely wonderful for you all! No doubt it will be a very Merry Christmas now! Have a fab one! Huggggs :xgrin::xgrin:
     
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    If any of my lot managed to find out where We were, and "surprised" us like that, I'd wonder what they're after:xgrin:
     
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    Best Xmas present ever eh.
    Merry Christmas Jim Sian & Family
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    Jeez...these defence cuts are getting bad when the army has to jump from the boot of car!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a great one:xThumb:
     
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    That's great news Jim, so pleased for you all, nothing like having all the family together. Strangely the exact thing happened to us on Saturday, Merry Christmas. xx
     
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    A family Christmas, have a good one the Brown family. :xThumb:
     
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    Wow! a real Christmas story....:)
     
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    One of our son's is away this Christmas's defending the realm our other will be offshore but we will have most of the grand kids visit over Christmas's and our oldest boy will come to visit with his children
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    The ending got me - sat here blubbering like a baby

    Christmas is ALL about families, and its great that you are all together
     
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    Wow. What a stunning trick. Have a great Christmas.
     
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    Our first Christmas away from family although the kids long since flew the nest and live in different areas so have only been able to spend part of Christmas with either but it will still seem strange and possibly emotional (not me I am a rufty tufty man:xrofl:)

    It was our daughters 40th birthday in March this year and we managed to surprise her completely by arriving on her doorstep,(she thought we were in Portugal) the look on her face was worth all the effort in arranging things with her partner etc.

    Merry Christmas to all:xgrin:
     
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