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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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A big polar bear hug to all

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Here's to a toasty warm holiday season with lots of colour, silliness, warm fires, hot chocolate, candlelight, games and ridiculousness.

Posted by swamprose

2nd Dec 2011, 14:13   comments (14)

The world seems travelling into space..Day 1

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The Advent wind begins to stir
With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir,
It's dark at breakfast, dark at tea,
And in between we only see
Clouds hurrying across the sky
And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry
And branches bending to the gale
Against great skies all silver pale
The world seems travelling into space,
And travelling at a faster pace
Than in the leisured summer weather
When we and it sit out together,
For now we feel the world spin round
On some momentous journey bound -
Journey to what? to whom? to where?
The Advent bells call out 'Prepare,
Your world is journeying to the birth
Of God made Man for us on earth.'

From Advent 1955 by John Betjemen

Happy Advent! Where did that year go? My picture is of a winter sunrise in the field at the back of us...With a little bit of added sparkle! My apologies for Betjemen once again, but really I couldn't find anything I liked better and I'm a person who likes my Christmas traditions : )

Thanks again to Viv for her superior organizational skills.

Posted by Twiglet

1st Dec 2011, 07:19   | tags:,,comments (26)

nearly time to open the doors to this year's advent calendar

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Image courtesy of earthlad

Moblog's Advent Calendar is back again for the fifth year running. Each day throughout December a different moblogger will post a festive photo to the group.

Check out the blog during advent and Christmas Day too this year!

Posted by Viv

15th Nov 2011, 01:39   comments (14)

Day 24

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"A turkey never voted for an early Christmas."
Irish Proverb

Merry Christmas to mobloggers everywhere.

Posted by nige

24th Dec 2010, 13:36   | tags:comments (10)

Day 23-wishing the fabulous moblog family all the best

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I am grateful for the great friends I have made, some of whom I have yet to shake hands with. I hope everyone has a warm, safe holiday season. Next year is going to be better--it just has to be.

Posted by swamprose

23rd Dec 2010, 03:23   comments (13)

Day 22 - Winter Wonderland

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Knock, Knock,
Who's there?
Mary who?

Mary Christmas everyone!!!

Pics were taken at the Winter Wonderland in London this last weekend. Phonebox pic was taken at hyde park corner whilst waiting from a bus and created using the coloursplash app on the iphone

Thanks for inviting me to take part Viv and you all have a warm and wonderful Christmas!!!!

Posted by Adamtime

Day 21: Overlay

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It's a time of overlapping symbols and confusion, certainly.

The longest night of the year, the transition from autumn to winter in serious -- a farmer's feast at the dark of the year to dispose of the last of the perishable food that won't make it to first harvest.

Overlaid on top is a trumpeting of angels to herald a new king that, disappointing to many, had no desire to reign over earthly concerns. Still there is an annual recounting of the ceremony of hope, overlaid here, in this place, on top of an outdoor temple to Prometheus, who fashioned mankind in the image of the gods and stole fire from the sun to warm us against the wishes of the king of the gods.

This at a seasonal ice-skating rink, a celebration of the freezing weather.

In the background, a tree harvested from wherever such a tree might be allowed to thrive under different circumstances, dragged here and erected as if alive, gussied up according to the dictates of yet another pagan custom.

And today of all days the Earth overlays her own shadow on the heavens and darkens the moon with an eclipse.

I can think of no better symbol for how the residents of Earth impose themselves on nature, on the calendar, even on the land and sky and gods themselves -- all for the sake of enough hope to get through until the water melts, the land thaws enough to receive the plow, and the air warms enough for us to breathe without streaming tears and snot.

Overlaid here is the practical, the coincidence, the holy, the frivolous, the perverse, and the profane all at once. Nothing could be more human.

And it is beautiful.


EDIT: Added a shot of the moon last night by local Inwood/Manhattan friend Rich Herrerra, aka @ArtForStrangers on Twitter.

Posted by Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri

21st Dec 2010, 01:36   comments (9)

20th Dec - Seasons greetings

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fishing in the rivers of life, enjoy the journey 'mobloggers'

thanks for sharing your world


Posted by Viv

20th Dec 2010, 01:09   comments (9)