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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all of you and anybody else who's reading! (And if you don't celebrate Christmas, then I hope you're having a good time whatever you're up to anyway.)

By leaving the camera on timelapse overnight I managed to capture a blurry image of one of Santa's little helpers putting presents under the tree:

Okay, I confess, it's actually one of these elves. My sister and I decorated the tree on Sunday night, covering it with lights and tinsel and baubles and icicles and angels and robins and my mum's folded-paper stars and all kinds of silly things until it bent sideways under the weight. Then last night I got back from drinks with schoolfriends at quarter to midnight and everybody had already gone to bed, so I could play Santa in peace, putting my presents for everybody under the tree

and hiding tiny presents in amongst the branches of the tree so people would find them when they thought they'd already opened everything. Though my sister totally beat me at that game, having bought me heaps and heaps of cool things so that I was still finding more presents on the tree after everybody else had opened everything. Heh heh.

Since then we have also had Christmas lunch, which isn't like your Christmas lunch (probably) because tea is the big meal here (and it's veggie -- I think this year we're having some sort of fancy chestnut and mushroom pastry thing) so for lunch we have breads and cheese and pâtés and olives and MOAR CHEESE and smoked salmon and and and om nom nom.

We've also been pottering around on the internets, four Mac powerbooks and a USB Christmas tree all glowing away happily:

The internet is very useful: http://www.isitchristmas.com/ :-)

Enjoy the rest of the day!


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barnacle From: barnacle Date: December 25th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Festive cacheing

The pointless Snap Preview LJ widget is showing a decisive "NO" for isitchristmas.com . That in itself should be reason for getting rid of the darn things.

Merry Christmas! Sadly - and I just checked the rule book I got in my stocking - anyone who isn't celebrating Christmas is also going to hell, which seems rather like adding insult to injury. Who'd have thought Pascal's wager would involve Brussels sprouts? Auvergne is nowhere near the border.
nja From: nja Date: December 25th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Merry Christmas!

I am watching the Queen and her odd family, and checking out the messages from our leaders.

The Queen - look after the poor.
The Archbish - be nice to the planet.
The Pope - don't kill each other.
Fidel - I'm going on and on and on and on.

imc From: imc Date: December 25th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Queen and her odd family

I never knew there were so many fish in it.
From: taimatsu Date: December 25th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
THANK YOU for my gorgeous umbrella. I opened it first and it totally wowed everyone. I may have to go out in the rain later just to use it.

Happy Crimbly. :)
brrm From: brrm Date: December 25th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love the USB christmas tree pic! You'd have loads of takers on Apple desktop background flickr groups if you could shoehorn it into something landscape :)

I am now full of beefs, and recovering in front of the telly/imac. Hope you're having fun. :)
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