xmas 06

the great christmas tree catching

yesterday we went to get our christmas tree.
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there were plenty of trees to chose from
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dancing in the trees
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there really were lots of trees to chose from
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the tree was finally chosen
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this year the girls also did the sawing
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here’s a video of our feeble sawing (enjoy bigger here). Kezia (aged 4) did the videoing.

the mighty beast was felled
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we poked it through the tree wrapping netter thing (cost £1, but all part of the fun)
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it’s always fun pulling the stretchy netting off
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then it was in to the house – here’s jane dancing the light fantastic. look at the sparks from her feet.
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and the final product
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first mincer of xmas06

this was my first mince pie of xmas 2006. i declared to the chef that “i normally find mince pies quite discusting, but these are ok”.
jane, my lovely wife, who was sitting next to me, said “what are you saying about the mince pies i make?”. oooops.
they looked like volauvents (i’m sure i didn’t spell that correctly)
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santa jane

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jane did the 6km in under 35mins so was very pleased.
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one problem with her getting faster at running is that our spectating duties are getting tougher as we have to move between watching places quicker or we miss her !
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the first christmas tree

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i saw this tree back on the 17th September, but didn’t have the heart to post it until now, the 1st December. there has to be some standards

raw cow

i’m off to Brussels for a few days today. to prepare myself i ate some raw beef with leaves and cheese on.
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update: i forgot to mention – this was my first xmas meal of xmas06

2006 decorations

our friends have just bought lots of decorations for christmas. it’s good to get them early.
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not christmas

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the first sign that christmas is on its way
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