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Join us in the countdown to Christmas. Sorry no chocolate!
But we can give you a new post each day, from 25 different 'mobloggers', who will give us their perspective on the season.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year.

May 2015 be a good year for our small community and the wider world!

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Nollaig Chridheil Huibh!

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..or Merry Christmas! From a dreich but beautiful Edinburgh - and lang may yer lum reek :)

I hope you all have a great time. x

Posted by Nic

Have a beary happy Christmas

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And hope you enjoy your stuffing as much as I did mine.

And give all your loved ones a big hug.

H x


(Nic's been held up by flooding and travelling nightmares, she'll be
along tomorrow instead...)

Posted by Helen

23rd Dec 2012, 21:27   comments (5)

Day 22 - Too Much Chocolate

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Our team at work has gone through 3 tins of chocolates and a couple of posh boxes of chocolates from Customers/supplier.

We won't count the amount of biscuits we have gone through.

It's possible that I could be on a sugar overload, but we won't know until after I've made the fudge tomorrow.

Posted by Kostika

Day 21 Still Standing

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Guess the Space Mayans cancelled their holiday from the Invisible planet of Niruba!

It's a bit blurred but this is the view from my front door - that's the Statue of Liberty at the end in turqouise. She's still standing.

I liked the detail of the FedEx van in this pic... they're always the first to get hit in the apocalypse films - and therefore was the first sign that we had survived the apocalypse this morning :)

Posted by jc1000000

21st Dec 2012, 16:06   comments (10)

Day 20 - Wishing You A Wonderful Advent In Interesting Times

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Somehow this year has really felt like Christmas.
I've felt a growing excitement and warmth since I came across that wonderful smell of warming dust when the central heating first comes on.

It makes me wonder and the resilience of Man and the incredibly cyclic nature of our environment.

I haven't paid that much attention to it, think that according to the Mayans tomorrow is the end of the world. I think some of the follows of
Nostradamus think that he predicted it too.
I'm sure we'll get through it. We're creatures of cycles; beginnings and endings, the birth, death and rebirth of ideas, boom and bust, even illness
(one way or another). We humans are amazingly resilient.

We know that if we get through the hard times that eventually something, anything, will turn things around. True or not, it's how we're built. It's
part of the way the world works, and because of this we've developed a kind of apophenia as a race and as individuals.

Is that bad? I don't think so. It's how we survive. I can't help feeling in awe of us, of the human race in general and in my friends in particular.
I count you mobloggers as my friends. We've shared our world-views through image for so many years.

I'll continue to celebrate all the way to the 5th of January. For me it's that time in the annual cycle that I dedicate to my friends.

I'm in awe of all of you.
You're wonderful.
Thank you.

'nuff said.

(Posted on behalf of Dhamaka, who will be out of hospital later today).

Posted by Sprocket

20th Dec 2012, 08:33   comments (18)

Day 19 All aglow

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This year it seems Christmas has a very different feel to it, lots of people have said so. We were going to put up a very different post to this one but then the shooting in Conneticut happened. CandyMan is a primary school teacher currently on sabbatical, but he went in to school yesterday for a special assembly where teachers, pupils and parents tried to make sense of the events of last Friday. He suggested we make our advent calendar post for children but with no talk of gun laws, or mental health or politics. This was the result...



"O little Christmas candle

In the window all aglow,
To-night your little beams must shine

Across the Christmas snow.

Lest He should find it dark Who came

To bring the world a light.
The little Christ Child walks again

On earth each Christmas night"

The Candles Beams
A Book of Poems
For Children by
Alison Brown


http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

Posted by Craft

19th Dec 2012, 00:04   comments (14)

And the mystery blogger is ....

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"Best of the season to all, from the decorative elf in the arch!"


posted by Viv for Geodyne who is in Antartica

Posted by Viv

18th Dec 2012, 02:24   comments (14)

Things are Looking Up!

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the very best 2013!
Happy Holidays

Windsor Station, Montreal

Posted by Factotum

17th Dec 2012, 00:10   | tags:,comments (9)