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...and this morning's post brings a LOT more cards. Thank you.

Eddie Mair | 11:39 UK time, Tuesday, 23 December 2008



  • 1. At 11:54am on 23 Dec 2008, Stephen - Leader of STROP wrote:

    What happened to the musical card? has technology been tamed yet?

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  • 2. At 12:07pm on 23 Dec 2008, eddiemair wrote:

    Still not workin!

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  • 3. At 12:18pm on 23 Dec 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    [Helpful tone of voice]

    Here's the 'G' you dropped, Eddie! It's alright, I've dusted it off for you.

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  • 4. At 2:03pm on 23 Dec 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    Spare a thought for the folk in Rossendale who won't have any gas to cook their Christmas turkeys this year.

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  • 5. At 2:28pm on 23 Dec 2008, jonnie wrote:

    Indeed BigSis .......

    and also:-

    There's a world outside your window
    And it's a world of dread and fear
    Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears
    And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging
    chimes of doom
    Well tonight thank God it's them instead of us

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  • 6. At 3:03pm on 23 Dec 2008, Happyhomeworker wrote:

    Speaking of Rossendale, was just talking to the Bacupian driver of the mobile library (yes we have these in Lancashire!) who was telling me that everyone is going to bed early to keep out the cold now they have no heating.

    Expect a Rossendale baby boom next year...

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  • 7. At 3:25pm on 23 Dec 2008, jonnie wrote:

    Yes i agree - a very unfortunate time of year for that to happen - I hope I wasn't being to flippant.

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  • 8. At 3:36pm on 23 Dec 2008, Happyhomeworker wrote:


    Rossendale folk are a hardy sort and will survive with a dollop of good humour. Given the mauling National Grid/Transco got last night on TV over the fact the leak had been going for 17 days, then when they finally turned up they blew up the substation, National Grid are working very, very hard to get gas back. An estimated 200 engineers on site!

    Let's hope everyone will have gas back for Christmas. I'm fortunate and apart from a short electricity cut, no problems.

    Can I nominate for an award the idiot who decided that running power lines above a gas installation was a Very Good Idea?

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  • 9. At 4:38pm on 23 Dec 2008, annasee wrote:

    Mrs Pooh Bear says:
    can we have an awful carol competition?

    "While sherherds washed their socks by night , all watching ITV,
    The angel of the Lord came down and
    Switched to BBC!"

    from " Horrible Christmas"
    by Terry Deary and Martin Brown

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  • 10. At 4:54pm on 23 Dec 2008, mittfh wrote:

    Two more:

    We three kings of orient are,
    One in a taxi, one in a car.
    One on a scooter, playing the hooter,
    Following yonder star.

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin flew away...

    Plenty more here:

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  • 11. At 8:59pm on 23 Dec 2008, Humph wrote:

    annasee (9) please ask mpb what is so awful about switching from ITV to BBC? I always think that is a good move. And also, umm, Mrs??? Do you, she, have something to tell us?


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  • 12. At 9:52pm on 23 Dec 2008, annasee wrote:

    Humph - yes, Miss Pooh Bear has to tell you she's not a great typist!

    However, I happen to know Santa might be bringing her something to improve that. Isn't she the lucky one?!

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  • 13. At 11:19pm on 23 Dec 2008, needsanewnickname wrote:

    Oooh! I got the 'polar bear cub rolling around on its back' one this year, too!

    Well, not the same one, obviously.

    How zeitgeisty. Thank you, 'other' Frances (the sender)

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