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Christmas 2018

Post by kiwi60 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:47 pm

So what's everyone up to for the festive season this year?

Our business is absolutely flat out with the lead up to Christmas day so we'll only be closing for the 25th and 26th as this is the time of year that we actually make money as opposed to just paying bills & overheads. We've got great staff so it's all good but as far as a bit of a break it'll be a week down country mid / late January to catch up with family and then a few weeks away later in the year. I guess I'll get the odd day away for a ride or three so that'll have to keep me sane for now.

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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by FZRDude » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 pm

I'll be working in the SNOW on Christmas Day again this year. Might have a friend that will take my shift, but have to see what the boss says. I'll take a week off in late Feb to ski with my brother when he comes up for a visit. Being that it is winter here in the great white north, no riding in my future.
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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by kiwi60 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:05 am

Bit of a bummer working on Christmas Day but we need people like you to keep the world turning.
It’s the first month of summer down here so Lyle (Duke22) often joins Lesley and I for a day or so, and we set the food on the table, make sure there’s beer & wine in the fridge and just graze and make good use of the deck, look at the view and consider the world as we know it ;)
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1988 FZR750 - the next project CHANGING THE LOOK AGAIN, BUT STILL ON THE ROAD
Now he's got a KAWASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope - Sold that one too

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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by sickle44 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:15 pm

Heading to my sister's the 24th for the first time in 8 years, :?
Wife's sister coming the next day for a week, :shifty:
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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by spook » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 pm

I'll be looking after Mum, not a happy time, Dad died on Monday. He was 96, so a good innings, doesn't make it any easier though, especially for Mum... 66 years of being happily married.

All the best to all my forum buddies, for Christmas and the New Year, Cheers! :wave:

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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by kiwi60 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:34 pm

So sorry to hear that mate, yes he had a good innings but it doesn’t make it any easier. Thinking of you and your Mum.
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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by FZRDude » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:08 pm

Ralph, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Will keep you and your mother in my thoughts over the coming days. Let your Mum know that many of us are doing the same.
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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by tabond » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:29 am

Sorry to hear about your Dad Ralph. God speed, and good thoughts to your family.

On the opposite side of the planet we have snow here in NY, and it’s been uncharacteristicly cold. We’ll be cuddled up to the fireplace watching the kids open presents.

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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by sickle44 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:16 pm

Sorry to hear about that Ralph, hope you're holiday season isn't terribly affected by the loss of Dad.

96, WOW!!! Bet you he had stories to tell man!
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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by spook » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:26 pm

Thanks Guys, I appreciate the kind words, and thoughts. All the very best to you all. Cheers.

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Re: Christmas 2018

Post by Hooligan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:01 pm

Christmas 2018? When did that happen...I must have missed it.
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