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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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I'll let you open it early, if you promise not to tear the wrapping
paper. I'll use it again next year...

posted by nige

1st Dec 2007, 08:44   | tags:

taniwha says:

First of the month. Lovely. 24 to go!

1st Dec 2007, 09:13

nige says:

Thankyou. Whoever will be next?

1st Dec 2007, 09:27

Caine says:

Ace. Love those colours. :)

1st Dec 2007, 09:38

Twiglet says:

Open it Nige. I will iron the paper for you!

Happy Advent to you xx

1st Dec 2007, 09:51

mara says:

Nige you are the n°1

1st Dec 2007, 10:15

seaneeboy says:

A Brilliant idea! Good work nige!

1st Dec 2007, 10:42

nige says:


thanks y'all! twiglet, i'll remember that for next year!

1st Dec 2007, 10:55

JokerXL says:

Yay! The countdown begins!
Rip that thing to shreds Nige!
I wanna see, I wanna see!

1st Dec 2007, 11:27

OJ says:

Hey, good idea - both the blog and the photo.

Yes, I wonder who will be next too.

*strokes chin and goes off to find a Christmas tree*

1st Dec 2007, 11:34

rhys says:

Oooo... very good idea

1st Dec 2007, 12:35

Sprocket says:


1st Dec 2007, 13:39

chocolate says:

oooh wonder what it is?

1st Dec 2007, 14:31

Dhamaka says:

what an incredibly nige way to begin!

1st Dec 2007, 14:32

nige says:

that had better be a compliment...

1st Dec 2007, 14:34

Dhamaka says:

It was a statement but here's a compliment, since you asked...

.. well thought through and put together, with a good use of supersaturated signature colours

1st Dec 2007, 14:36

SLG NLI says:

Utterly Brilliant. Bar already at full height!!!!!!!!

What are the rest of us gonna do now ?

1st Dec 2007, 14:41

nige says:

haha. OK D. hey, that was straight out the camera - i didn't mess with the colours. i only got my laptop working today.

thanks SLG. i'm sure you'll think of something.

1st Dec 2007, 14:47

My oldest sister was ace at patiently peeling the tape off, peeking, and rewrapping. We'd occasionally resort to duct tape and shrinkwrapping for her presents.

If the paper on my presents was something I could work with, I'd fold little origami creature thank-yous for the giver....

Is anyone working on a Flash toy to make a little clickable punchout calendar? I'd work on it myself if I knew Flash and/or had the software....


1st Dec 2007, 15:32

MaggieD says:

It had to be you :)

1st Dec 2007, 17:30

Jane Doe says:

that's a cracker, Nige : )

1st Dec 2007, 19:54

Alfie says:

And nice design work Darren, thanks for pulling finger for this.

1st Dec 2007, 20:38

MaggieD says:

.... I must say I did wonder who had done the design on this .... ace job Darren ....

1st Dec 2007, 20:45

Euphro says:

What a wonderful idea! Nice one nige :D

1st Dec 2007, 20:47

nige says:

thanks everyone. i must say though, the idea belongs to jc1000000, so he's "the daddy" of this project. i just pushed the button, as they say.

big up to goode, for sure. like the tree!

1st Dec 2007, 20:58

goode says:

Hey at the end of the day i just push buttons too... :)

JC's Brain child...

1st Dec 2007, 21:56

Sprocket says:

fabdoodle, and love the christmassy background too, can't wait to see everyone's shots

1st Dec 2007, 22:06

swamprose says:

this is just downright fantastic. Nige, ace opener. thanks to darren and jc, it's most excellent. I like this a lot.

here, we get a chocolate behind each door. I am off to buy myself a really great stash to eat each day.

2nd Dec 2007, 00:03

Tori says:

superb shot

2nd Dec 2007, 00:20

Kostika says:

So who is next?

2nd Dec 2007, 01:11

JokerXL says:

Yes, c'mon! it's the 2nd by my clock,
I wanna open the next little door!

(Do you remember the excitement every morning as kids? checking out the advent calendar the night before so you knew exactly where the next number was, there - hiding there behind the Robin, or one of the packages on Santa's sleigh?)

What a bunch of big kids we've all become.
Great stuff.

2nd Dec 2007, 06:52

Dhamaka says:

it's going to be fun..

and nige... absolutely no in-camera tweaking then?

2nd Dec 2007, 09:23

nige says:


D, absolutely no in camera shizzle, thats a promise. i pre-set the camera to give the pics a vivid colour, but other than that i just played around with the ambient lighting.

2nd Dec 2007, 09:36

Uber Spy says:

And we're off!! Oooh the suspense..

2nd Dec 2007, 09:51

winespy says:

yay! i can't wait :)

2nd Dec 2007, 10:13

jc1000000 says:

Yes nige, great photo to kick off festivities!

2nd Dec 2007, 13:34

jc1000000 says:

Been away this weekend so couldn't contribute much here but just wanted to thanks for the ackowledgements but say credit where credit is due.

Nige for mobilising mobloggers - he is the ko-ordination king!

Goode for getting a cool design up and running faster that you can say "it's christmaaaaas!"

Alfie & Mat for being tremendous sports and giving the project their full support (which has all kinds of implementation benefits... :)

Cyberpunkdreams for sorting out all the hosting transfering and domain management. Please yell a big hello to him and get him back to his moblog. He just hasn;t realised how great everyone is!

And all of you lot who signed up to contribute a pic. You didn't take a lot of asking and just took the mantle at such short notice.

It's simply amazing to get something involving so many people off the ground in less than 2 weeks. I should be way more stressed than i am thanks to everyone's goodwill.

FWIW I'll pat myself on the bat when i get the facebook app up and running!

3rd Dec 2007, 13:01

nige says:

*bows graciously.

3rd Dec 2007, 13:54

jc1000000 says:

Advent calendar igoogle APP (can you let me know if it works?)

This is the clearspring advent calendar widget home page - getting no love with it :(

3rd Dec 2007, 14:32

cathy Friend(cathy-at- tesco net) says:

happy chrstmas 2007

15th Dec 2007, 12:13