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  1. Dumnonia
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    26 Dec '15 10:34
    Nope, this is not a post about life in combatative General Forum, nor is it about the silly overrated sport of two men (or women) beating the life out of each other. This thread if about Boxing Day, one of the best days of the year.

    It's the best because all the stress of Christmas build up is over, the mood is different, you can stop....feel the different mood...and enjoy it. I like Boxing Day because the football is on TV again, the delicious cold meat lunches, mulling over yesterday's presents, walks in the fresh air and hopefully if you are lucky, no work.

    Happy Boxing Day folks.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    26 Dec '15 11:50
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Nope, this is not a post about life in combatative General Forum, nor is it about the silly overrated sport of two men (or women) beating the life out of each other. This thread if about Boxing Day, one of the best days of the year.

    It's the best because all the stress of Christmas build up is over, the mood is different, you can stop....feel the di ...[text shortened]... ents, walks in the fresh air and hopefully if you are lucky, no work.

    Happy Boxing Day folks.
    Fascinating historical origin of "Boxing Day".

    http://www.pauldenton.co.uk/Boxingday.htm
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    26 Dec '15 11:52
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Nope, this is not a post about life in combatative General Forum, nor is it about the silly overrated sport of two men (or women) beating the life out of each other. This thread if about Boxing Day, one of the best days of the year.

    It's the best because all the stress of Christmas build up is over, the mood is different, you can stop....feel the di ...[text shortened]... ents, walks in the fresh air and hopefully if you are lucky, no work.

    Happy Boxing Day folks.
    i always thought boxing day was about the boxing people get into over the christmas sales in shops lol!
  4. Dumnonia
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    26 Dec '15 12:40
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    i always thought boxing day was about the boxing people get into over the christmas sales in shops lol!
    Being someone who spent a large early part of my working life in retail, I hate shopping at the very best of times. Even if I was the only shopper in the town and all the best shop assistants had been brought into serve just me, I would still hate it with the vengeance of Anakin Skywalker in that scene by the lava river at the end of Revenge of the Sith where he's quite upset with Obi-Wan. Shopping on Boxing Day should be outlawed. Seriously.
  5. Standard memberSeitse
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    26 Dec '15 14:45
    Originally posted by divegeester
    the silly overrated sport of two men (or women) beating the life out of each other
    Typical ignorant wimp.

    The 'sweet science' is not only for people with cojones but also
    demands discipline, precision, strategy, planning, quick thinking,
    perseverance, and a rich understanding of human psychology. Not
    unlike chess.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    26 Dec '15 16:17
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Nope, this is not a post about life in combatative General Forum, nor is it about the silly overrated sport of two men (or women) beating the life out of each other. This thread if about Boxing Day, one of the best days of the year.

    It's the best because all the stress of Christmas build up is over, the mood is different, you can stop....feel the di ...[text shortened]... ents, walks in the fresh air and hopefully if you are lucky, no work.

    Happy Boxing Day folks.
    Happy Boxing day sir.

    Today has indeed been splendid. Am surrounded by great food i suddenly have an appetite for and the dog is all walked out and sleeping soundly.
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    26 Dec '15 16:28
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Typical ignorant wimp.

    The 'sweet science' is not only for people with cojones but also
    demands discipline, precision, strategy, planning, quick thinking,
    perseverance, and a rich understanding of human psychology. Not
    unlike chess.
    Even with the advent of the internet Correspondence Boxing never really took off.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    26 Dec '15 16:31
    Originally posted by divegeester

    Happy Boxing Day folks.
    My childhood memory of Boxing Day is when all the exotic pickles
    came out - some never to be seen again to the following year!
    Piccalilli, gherkins, beetroot, silverskins, ...
  9. Dumnonia
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    26 Dec '15 17:13
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    My childhood memory of Boxing Day is when all the exotic pickles
    came out - some never to be seen again to the following year!
    Piccalilli, gherkins, beetroot, silverskins, ...
    Haha, yes good memory catch!
  10. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    26 Dec '15 17:46
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    My childhood memory of Boxing Day is when all the exotic pickles
    came out - some never to be seen again to the following year!
    Piccalilli, gherkins, beetroot, silverskins, ...
    Darn, forgot to buy Piccalilli.
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    26 Dec '15 18:21
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Remember: it's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year that makes you put on weight but what you eat between New Year and Christmas. 🙂
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    26 Dec '15 18:451 edit
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    It has been rainy and windy for the past few weeks except occasional days, but tonight according to the weather forecasts, it will snow heavily in most parts of the country. Mind you, they have been wrong before... 🙂
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    26 Dec '15 18:50
    man i thought this was a thread about the great Tyson Fury only to find out its another Jeester wuss fest!
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    26 Dec '15 19:34
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    man i thought this was a thread about the great Tyson Fury only to find out its another Jeester wuss fest!
    Sir, you put the pickle in Piccalilli.
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    26 Dec '15 20:411 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Sir, you put the pickle in Piccalilli.
    Sir, divesgeester puts the lily in Piccadilly 😛
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