Xmas 2020

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Off the back of the Covid thread, Xmas is likely to be very different this year.
    Max 6 people or 4 households or something else.

    What are your thoughts plans etc.
  2. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    My family have already said they’ll flout the rules of its max 6 people. There are 11 of us which is our parents, then myself and my siblings and their kids.

    As I made clear in the other thread I’m not fussed but I can imagine lots of people will be and that they’ll ignore the rules.
  3. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I think a lot of people will be in the same boat and logically I can't see plod running about enforcing it. I reckon they might extend lockdown for a coupel of weeks into december and then have an amnesty for the xmas/new year week.
  4. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I guess there is always the possibility that they allow restaurants to host groups larger than 6 in a certain socially distanced step up. Would provide a boost to hospitality, but then it would be unlikely to prevent people just going to one home afterwards anyway.
  5. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I plan to get royally pissed on fine wines and bloody marys.
  6. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    In that order?
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Good point. the bloody mary comes before Xmas lunch.
  8. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Some middle aged bloke was interviewed on the TV news the other day wailing ‘they can’t take Xmas away!’ And I thought, you must have had 50 or 60 of them. Buy some nice food and drink and chill the **** out.

    It’s going to up to individuals how much they decide to flout the rules, but how worth it will it be if Nan and Gran are on a ventilator by New Year?
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Exactly. My parents are high and very high risk and even they're talking about having relatives round and "entertaining" to be fair they've been pretty much shielding since March and bored ****less now.

    Me I'd just like to have a round of golf and a pint or two afterwards.
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  10. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I can't wait. It means I can have Christmas with my wife and daughter uninterrupted and without needing to see other people. Perfect.
  11. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    They'll have some odd form of rules. We can only guess as to how many will follow them.
    Have to strike the right balance. No rules and it will raise rates of exposure. Too strict and people wont follow
    You want to send the message to be sensible that people can live with.
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  12. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    That's just par for the course for you, Meister.

    I'll get me coat.
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  13. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Whilst it will be hard the sensible thing will be to can it off save having another lockdown in new year.

    That being said it's Bojo so I fully expect us to have a week out and about.
  14. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    This Christmas is going to be really tough.
    [Sob Story]My Mum is at Risk and in my sisters bubble, my wifes Mum is in a care home and tested positive, (waiting for more news), her brother works in a hospital so will probably not be able to come over as my wife is going to start chemo middle of December[/Sob Story].
    If we can get through this horrific one and most of 2021 then next year we're having everyone we know over!
  15. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Way to one up everyone, I was going to have a moan about missing out on playing board games at the pub on Boxing Day.

    Seriously though, all the best to you and your family. I hope you can have some kind of Christmas and it’s a reminder to everyone about why it’s important to respect the rules.
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  16. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Wow, that’s a lot going on. I hope your wife’s chemo goes well and you and your family can enjoy a quiet Xmas safely online and next year have the big blow out.
  17. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Hope everything goes ok Diamond.
  18. Halfwayline

    Halfwayline Reservist

    If we can then the plan is to be on a beach
  19. similar. Father in law diagnosed with inoperable cancer 2 weeks ago so probably his last. We'll have him over Xmas day but he hates Xmas as his wife died close to Xmas about 25 years ago. My mother's Parkinson's now means she's effectively immobile and depressed. We'll see her boxing day.
    No different to every other weekend.
    WFC had better have a good weekend.
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    That is sad to hear.
  21. It's not great but it is what it is.
    We go again.
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  22. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Sorry to hear of fellow fans problems, I hope everyone is able to make the most of Xmas considering the circumstances and stays safe and healthy!
  23. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    All the best to you and yours, Diamond - that’s a lot to have on your plate. I’ll have everything crossed that your wife’s treatment goes well.
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  24. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Sounds hard TUT; hopefully the footie will provide some light relief.
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  25. Thanks. Yes, not banking on the footy though.
    Must win games.
    2x WFC 0 opponents 2 (Cathcart og, Kabasele og)
  26. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Best wishes for it all diamond. Whilst it sounds like a lot on your plate, don't just write of this year. Try and make it a nice one. My dad died a few months ago, covid restrictions and the fear of passing covid onto him meant I didnt see him that much in the last 6 months, other than zoom calls. I dont want to say the words exactly but what if you forego this xmas and look forward to 2021, but 2021 is worse...
  27. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    We can only guess how many members of the government will even understand their own rules!
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  28. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Surprising and disappointing that nobody has going to church or listening to Her Majesty the Queen's address to the nation in their plans for Xmas day. I'll be doing neither but that's not the point
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  29. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Me and mine will be watching HMQ's address as always. The usual aim is to be completely battered by then so I can slur insults at the tv for the whole thing.
  30. Somebody on the radio gave a very powerful image this morning - imagine that picture of the happy family xmas dinner table and replace some of the elderly or vulnerable people present with crosses.
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  31. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Yes. Hear hear. There's no spirit and decency anymore. I live next door to an eighty nine year-old woman and not once has the lazy cow been round to see if we are ok.
  32. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    You can be sure that Boris couldn't possibly see his own kids without breaking them.
  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Good luck to you Diamond and TUT.
    Hard times.
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  34. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I'm getting away if the government will let me. Flight booked to Barbados, where you have to quarantine when you get there and take a test 3 days later, but then have freedom to do whatever you want.

    First Christmas I've ever not spent with the family, but I'm not sure I'd have fun passing presents and chatting a few metres away from them anyway. I'll just Zoom call them from the beach with a rum punch in hand instead.

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