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The best present they ever received at Christmas

Mine was Castle Greyskull from He-Man when i was six, i wanted it for months and was not dissapointed either

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  • A bottle of vinegar

  • lovely with fish and chips.

    My best present was a Peugeot Black Lion BMX. (Yes Peugeot, the car. They did make
    bikes once upon a time) It was white, black and red and went so fast it could beat
    any bike before better gears arrived. It look  like a bike out of the A Team van.

  • surgery in a third world after a week

    after waiting a year in a first world country

    best birthday / christmas pressie combined EVER  image

  • Castle Greyskull here, too

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    Picture of Runnerman xmas 75 with new bike
  • When I was six, my parents bought me an English soldier paratrooper uniform complete with pretend rifle.

    This is significant only in that I lived just outside Belfast in the late 1960's and the estate was close to a large Catholic area.

  • image Cripes Barkles did your mum and dad not like you...

    Best Airfix 'Battle or Britain' set... A spitfire, a Hurricane; a Stuka 87 and a Messerschmidt 109 with groundcrew

    Worst A trainset I wasn't allowed to play with until I was a 'big boy' (That'll be never then dad)

  • It's true, Corinth.image
  • Flat Footed In a Pear Tree wrote (see)

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    Picture of Runnerman xmas 75 with new bike
    Bit tricky. Wasn`t born in 75.
  • My best ever present was a wooden fort that my Mum got one of our friends to make.  There was also a load of Allied and German soldiers, tanks and vehicles and everything - it was quality. .  I'd been in bed, asleep on Chrimbo Eve when I decided to get up and get a drink of water in the kitchen.  We lived in a flat then and you had to walk through the living room to get to the kitchen.  As I was going through the living room, I trod on something sharp.  I put the light on to see this fort in the middle of the floor with hundreds of soldiers just everywhere!  My Mum must have spent hours putting these soldiers out, imagine my guilt at having inadvertently ruined my surprise. image  I didn't let on the next morning and my Mum never, ever found out. 
  • A beautiful huuuuge dolls house which my grandfather had build and it must have taken him months.  With proper doors and windows that opened, proper ceiling lights, and the most beautiful furniture and flower baskets under the windows.  At the time (I was about 8 or 9?) I thought it was a wonderful gift I loved playing with but it's only as I grew up that I appreciated it for the love and time invested to be up for hours and hours after I'd gone to bed building it. image
  • I got a 6 month cat one year. He found me actualy. His owners kept him outside all the time - so cold his food froze. So he came and adopted me till the week before xmas I asked his owners if I could keep him. The were over the moon. Were going to have him put down as they did not want him! So now I have a very happy, rather thick, fat black cat who is lovely.

    That and the batman car which fired 'real' rockets from the back. V cool.

  • Meeting my lovely, lovely Squeeze just before Christmas 2005 image
  • My little pony beauty parlour.  I'd wanted one for ages.  It was fab!! image
  • Best present ever....image
    http://www.virginmedia.com/images/chopper-4x3.jpg

    Worst - a bottle of knock off  Youth Dew perfume!!   image

  • A huge teddy made by my Mum when I was 2 or 3 (well, he seemed huge as I was very little).  I still have him.
  • ...and you're still very little image

    Mine was my quilting program from Mike 2 years ago which enables me to design my own work, produce patterns and generally be creative without needing to colour in squares on graph paper.

    As a child, probably the Girl's World aged about 7 or 8.

  • Stille Nam Heilige Nam wrote (see)
    A beautiful huuuuge dolls house which my grandfather had build and it must have taken him months.  With proper doors and windows that opened, proper ceiling lights, and the most beautiful furniture and flower baskets under the windows.  At the time (I was about 8 or 9?) I thought it was a wonderful gift I loved playing with but it's only as I grew up that I appreciated it for the love and time invested to be up for hours and hours after I'd gone to bed building it. image

    Best one thus far, I reckon

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  • Big ted. An appropriately named bear, he's ~ 4 ft tall! I was 3 and he was sooooo big that I could sit on ted's lap. He's currently sitting to the left of my desk, peering round the monitor at me.

    tended to get the good presents for birthdays. We're spaced out through the year, so it was easier for my parents to afford presents then than at christmas. Most of my christmas presents were clothes and books.

  • Either Race & Chase, which was a scaletrix type car track with a policecar and corvette. The difference being that the cars could do skids and travel in the opposite direction. Or....

    A Raleigh Grifter, blue in colour.....

  • As a kid it was a weebles playpark  but my best pressie is coming this year - I'm trying to be a bit more self sufficient and my son is buying me a fig tree and a walnut tree image.
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