• Are the grandkids coming at Christmas?

    Jorja Thread Starter

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    29 November 2010 at 12:56 am
    29 November 2010 at 12:56 am

    If your grand children are like mine, they would like to play a few games on your computer. You can download some from a free site before they get there, rather than use up your download limit by going online. I’ve used allsmartgames.com – you can go to the free download and get games for just about all ages. You do have to be able to unzip the games, but I found that 7zip worked well for that. Not sure that this will be allowed on this site, but it’s what I’;ve found during my exporations. Hope it helps some people.

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  • Jorja Thread Starter

    Member
    29 November 2010 at 12:56 am
    29 November 2010 at 12:56 am

    If your grand children are like mine, they would like to play a few games on your computer. You can download some from a free site before they get there, rather than use up your download limit by going online. I’ve used allsmartgames.com – you can go to the free download and get games for just about all ages. You do have to be able to unzip the games, but I found that 7zip worked well for that. Not sure that this will be allowed on this site, but it’s what I’;ve found during my exporations. Hope it helps some people.

  • MariaK

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    1 December 2010 at 5:02 am
    1 December 2010 at 5:02 am

    Here’s a new twist to this situation. I have always wondered when the tables would turn and I could get my own back LOL. My granddaughter and her husband will be driving six hundred K’s to pick me up and have me stay with them for a few weeks over Christmas. Then they will drive me home again. Well I did do the same for them when they were little ones and wonderful to know that they now remember and appreciate those past happy family Christmas gatherings together..

  • seth

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    1 December 2010 at 5:27 am
    1 December 2010 at 5:27 am

    The days when all our children and their children came here

    to have Christmas dinner followed by the tearing open of

    their presents, has long gone, It was getting a bit too much

    for the little women, so our four children and our eldest

    granddaughter take it in turns every year to have

    Christmas day at their homes. at first I felt remorse by not

    having it at home but now look forward to it,

    It is like starting all over again with the three grt.grandchildren. 🙂

  • MariaK

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    1 December 2010 at 6:57 am
    1 December 2010 at 6:57 am

    Only three Seth!!!! We have five!!!! Love em all. MariaK

  • seth

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    1 December 2010 at 7:00 am
    1 December 2010 at 7:00 am

    Well, I am only 87, give me a chance, and stop gloating. 🙂

  • MariaK

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    1 December 2010 at 7:05 am
    1 December 2010 at 7:05 am

    Well Mate I reckon we are so clever to have lived long enough to enjoy it. By the way Seth. Did you ever travel north on a troop train during the war like to the Cairns area heading north.

    Maria K

  • seth

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    1 December 2010 at 9:00 am
    1 December 2010 at 9:00 am

    MariaK.. left from Townseville for N.G.

    My grand parents and uncles were from Kidston and Mareeba

    and surrounding areas. unfortunately never made it there.

    Had many a trip on a troop train though.

    Always enjoyed it coming south, not so enthusiastic going north. :coolsmirk:

  • talis

    Member
    2 December 2010 at 8:46 am
    2 December 2010 at 8:46 am

    We”ve often found that the younger grandkids are a bit ‘overgifted” by Christmas day. Also I found last Christmas a bit much. So this year Partner and I are going awy for a week over Christmas, and we’ll have an all day smorgesboard free for all on New Years day, when nobody’s doing anything much anyway. A week is a long time for little kids, so by the time Jan 1st rolls around, they’ll be more appreciative of their presents.

  • talis

    Member
    2 December 2010 at 8:47 am
    2 December 2010 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for the tip about the games Jorja. The sites a good one and very well worth knowing about.

  • Jorja Thread Starter

    Member
    4 December 2010 at 12:39 am
    4 December 2010 at 12:39 am

    You’re very welcome talis – I know my grandies are coming here in a fortnight – I’ve found that the site doesn’t have any “bugs” that might muck up your computer – been there for a couple of months now and no problems

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