xmas 07

christmas decs

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this angel ate all the christmas pies.  i think jane’s de-knickerating the house tomorrow, so thought i’d put up the last few deccy photos.  (if you want to know about the knickerations, see here)

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katie and the christmas angel

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this is the sister of the angel that appears on our christmas card (and the christmas vouchers) this year.  the actual angel was on the tree.  this one is on a stick which katie (in the background) was holding.  special thanks to katie’s family for letting me use their angelic tree icon this year.

wearing christmas presents

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as you know, it’s obligatory to wear christmas presents which are capable of being worn on the day you receive them.  i got this brilliant photographers access-all areas tabard (just put it on and no one asks you any questions – ideal for invisible photography work in busy places)

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my mum got the girls lovely dresses which they were happy to show off

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and kezia’s new dressing grown made her look like santa doing a repeat visit to the tree

christmas

tired adults, lively children

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the fantastic cake

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jane’s dad caused laughing mayhem by saying the christmas cake had icing and christmas ‘knickerations’.  he probably didn’t actually say that, but jane repeated it and tears of laughter ensured.

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when we finally saw it, we were very impressed by the kickerations, although there was some tree subsidance

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kezia reset them like some cosmic anti-lumberjack

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it did look (and taste very good)

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so that’s the story of the christmas cake and knickerations.

jane’s fantastic christmas dinner

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a pile of tasty traditions

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kezia and esther were first to the table

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my plate (not featuring parsnips (or the other sort of stuffing which i forgot to add)

happy christmas !!!

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a day that warrants three exclamation marks in the title !

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and seeing as everyone else on the planet has done this, so have we  we’ve deliberately used dreadful photos of ourselves just in case you are worried !

jesus in a bin bag

poignant thoughts for christmas day.  it’s a jesus statue in an old bin bag.  no room at the inn.

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lots of church

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there’s been lots of church services recently.  that happens around christmas.  we’re halfway through the last 4 though, and it’s great to meet together around christmas.  the church looks a bit empty in this picture as all the kids and the kids teachers had left for their groups.

strange belgian nativity

did mary really wear this much make-up ?

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pouty shepherd

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there were a couple of real sheep wandering around in this life-sized nativity in Belgium’s grande place. generally quite bizarre.

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the annual christmas tree chopping

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yesterday was the first day the girls and i had a chance to go and chop down our christmas treet

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off we went boldly in to the ‘forest’ to select our tree

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can you see kezia in this picture ?

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once we’d chosen our tree we then got to work chopping it down

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unfortunately the one we chose was half dead – but we only discovered once we’d dragged it home which was a big disappointment (20 pounds worth of disappointment to be exact).  i chopped the dead bits off and now it’s a christmas stick.  oh well – something to watch out for next year.

the story of the unloved vacuum cleaner

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this would make a good xmas story about a vacuum cleaner who nobody loves left to wander the streets at christmas time.

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it probably has a happy ending or something.

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or perhaps it doesn’t

star

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