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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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Sledding is enough

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I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't.

~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

May sledding be enough and when it's not, may love be there to make up the difference.

Posted by Lyzardly

It smells like ..Christmas

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Christmas this is for sure The smell, wonderful,fabulous .. The smell from the kitchen, these all seasonings: vanilla,cinnamon,cloves. And the smell of chocolate .. :) The most of all yet, of the fruits,citrus fruits. The smell of the citrus has absolutely magnificent influence on my mood. :) Of course gorgeous smell of Christmas tree .. The smell of early Christmas morning .. So, from me, the best wishes of the fabulous smells,fantasitic weather,a lot of joy and Happy Christmas!

Posted by Cris2I

Something's on.

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The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing-room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring. A sweet sleep had rocked them through what felt like a single long summer afternoon. Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll's dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

'Is it spring already?' Moomintroll mumbled.

'Spring?' the hemulen said nervously. 'I'm talking about Christmas, don't you know, Christmas. And I've made absolutely no arrangements yet myself and here they send me off to dig you out. I believe I've lost my mittens. Everybody's running about like mad and nothing's ready...'

The hemulen clumped upstairs again and went out through the hatch.

'Mamma, wake up,' Moomintroll said anxiously. 'Something's on. They call it Christmas.'

From 'Tales from Moominvalley: The Fir Tree' by Tove Jansson (1962)

Posted by Spiderbaby

7th Dec 2010, 09:52   comments (14)

December 6th: Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytår!

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"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small."

Eva K. Logue

Posted by mysteritmo

6th Dec 2010, 09:24   comments (12)

helping hands

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Sorry this is so late.... On this special day (it's when Dutch families gather together) I managed to lock myself out of my place in London.

Posted by Dhamaka

5th Dec 2010, 14:16   comments (15)

Sparkle and shine

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There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~Erma Bombeck

Posted by taniwha

4th Dec 2010, 09:08   comments (16)

Blow, blow thou winter wind

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Then heigh ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remember'd not.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:

Then heigh ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

(William Shakespeare)

Musical arrangement by John Rutter here

To absent friends!
Season's greetings to Mobloggers everywhere.

Posted by Gael

3rd Dec 2010, 04:08   comments (22)

2nd December - Fall off the back of an airborne sleigh?

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Energy of the gods, adrenalin surge
Won't stop til I hit the ground, I'm on my way for sure
Up here in the air, this will never slow
I'm on my way to impact, taste the high speed snow

With apologies to Dave Mustaine

Have a grand Christmas! From all the Froglets...

Posted by frog51

2nd Dec 2010, 00:12   comments (23)