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    Findlay, my only advice is to put your dad's feelings here first, what ever he wants. Your kids matter but they'll probably be too busy looking at their phones or whatever on Christmas day anyway. Your feelings will change when he's gone and you may regret what you are feeling now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Findlay, my only advice is to put your dad's feelings here first, what ever he wants. Your kids matter but they'll probably be too busy looking at their phones or whatever on Christmas day anyway. Your feelings will change when he's gone and you may regret what you are feeling now.
    I'm not sure I agree with that. The grandkids don't (usually) have many years with their grandparents (Alastair had 15 months and his Brother had none).

    As much as I understand Findlay's frustration, I'm sure Gemma's folks would understand if he explained the circumstances. They might well appreciate a similar gesture in future).

    I'm assuming getting both sides of the family together at the same time isn't possible, but that would be a fantastic compromise if possible.
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    Blah ~ Christmas.
    My advice is to take your wife and kids skiing in the Alps for Christmas.

    It's what I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultegra View Post
    My advice is to take your wife and kids skiing in the Alps for Christmas.

    It's what I'm doing.

    Avoids all the nause.
    We did that a couple times. Saved any hassle answering the 'coming to ours?' questions.

    For your dilemma, I'd be tempted to welcome your mum and dad with open arms...and still have the inlaws. Have a big family day. Kids'll love it and hopefully the grown ups will too.

    Don't get 1,10, 20 yrs down the line and have regrets once a family member has passed.
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    Findlay, you have my sympathy and an appreciation of the frustration!

    Commentary from afar comes down to two points, hopefully seen as constructive:
    1) Seeking normality is a coping mechanism. To take a different path to the norm means accepting the gravity of the situation. Was your Dad seeking the normal Christmas a coping mechanism? Because to do something else means accepting that this could be the last and that is a bit too big to deal with straight away?
    2) For all the reasons you wanted your family together this Christmas - GET THEM TOGETHER FOR **** SAKE. Accept the shaky start is linked to the situation, get over it, spend the time that you have in each others’ company. The ‘right’ offer is there - take it. I hope that you get a many more years together, but just in case, take this opportunity and don’t regret what could have been for years to come.

    Good luck mate, with everything.

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    Time, everything revolves around time.
    It's too early to be making fixed plans for Christmas but not too late to be changing them.

    Anyway answer your phone. I sent you a text the other day ....

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    Whilst cycling to work yesterday morning I got a puncture.

    I faffed about changing the inner tube, spent ages pumping it up with the mini-pump (had to swap arms a few times, as I'm not as expert as some of you lot ).

    Then I got back on the bike, only to get another puncture within two pedal strokes. Bugger.

    So I had to do it all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobyte View Post
    Whilst cycling to work yesterday morning I got a puncture.

    I faffed about changing the inner tube, spent ages pumping it up with the mini-pump (had to swap arms a few times, as I'm not as expert as some of you lot ).

    Then I got back on the bike, only to get another puncture within two pedal strokes. Bugger.

    So I had to do it all over again.
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    The bath store & how incompetent they are fitting a bathroom for my mum

    confirmed the start date 3 times then arrive over a week early to start work as the bath store haven't got the right date to start on the paper work. The bathroom items hadn't even been delivered so couldn't do anything anyway.

    Agreed with the fitter to come the day the items are being dropped off to start which is fine. Bloke has busted a gut and don't a fantastic job BUT the bath store haven't sent enough tiles. Ordered another box upon arrival they are the wrong colour............


    turns out the bath store didn't send the ones ordered they sent another colour but didn't inform anyone or change the paper work, the ones sent they no longer have any of or can get so now my mum has a incomplete bathroom and is waiting on a response ( been 4 days so far ) just 1 big feck up after another and no one is willing to help. I am staying out of it at the moment as its my mums bathroom but I am ready to go ape at them soon
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