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Christmas cards and Apple Address Book

This year, for the first time, the Christmas cards you receive from us will have printed labels. Up till now I’ve always written the addresses out by hand (I have much neater handwriting than Robin does, possibly because I was actually taught handwriting at school). A few years ago we …

Merry Christmas!

Have a very merry Christmas everybody! I took Faith into the garden this afternoon to build a snowman. (‘Snowmannn!’) Her idea of building a snowman was to let Mummy assemble a nice big pile of snow and then step into it shouting ‘And go woo!’ And repeat this several times. …

Miscellany

Christmas pictures now uploaded! Faith’s favourite Christmas presents include: A wooden train. Yay us, who chose it. A stuffed animal. The label says it’s a ‘Lämmchen’, so it ought to be ovine (was going to type ‘ovoid’ but that means egglike not sheepular), but it has long ears and a …

Merry Christmas

We were phoned at about half past ten last night, just as we were about to go to bed. Our organist had taken ill, and would Robin step in? Robin chose to fill in for the morning rather than the midnight service, as that was the one we were planning …

At church on Sunday Faith and I were pounced on: the shepherds in the Nativity play were all off sick and would Faith like to take part? I reckoned it would probably keep her amused, so said yes. The costumes were all far too big for her; I’d have settled …

Merry Christmas!

Christmas presents for everybody being late and having eaten into much of the time for preparing for Christmas in other ways, I finally finished decorating the house this morning (Christmas Day itself). We have only five strings of tinsel, a relic from living in a smaller house, and two of …

My favourite Christmas present

Well, the hordes have left, all eleven of them. Plus the two of us that was thirteen for Christmas. Despite a few minor mishaps (the meat delivery that was supposed to come on Friday never arrived, so there was a mad dash to the supermarket around midday on Christmas Eve …