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december begins

This morning, there were grey clouds thick with sleet, and, against them, a flock of pigeons appearing and disappearing as they banked and wheeled (I think they were mobbing a crow) and their pale breast feathers caught the low bright morning sun, and their slate grey back feathers disappeared into the lowering sky. I almost twittered about it, but those bits of my brain that were twittering have been outnumbered and shouted down by bits that suggests instead that my twitters might be annoying people. People do say that twitters are annoying, after all. Also, my hands were cold.

Lots has happened recently, including Oxford's Winterlight festival, watching Mamma mia, visiting a potential wedding venue, some very crazy dreams and a giant centipede licking sweat off my hand after I foolishly volunteered to hold it at the Natural History Museum. I squeaked, and handed it back to the nice lady etymologist.

We also put up the christmas tree:

wheeeeee!

More shots on the click-through, although none (sadly) of Teasel the cat playing with a black mirrorball. Black cat against black grate lit only by blue fairy lights ... not on this camera.

Comments

( 6 worms — Feed the birds )
crazycrone
2nd Dec, 2008 19:11 (UTC)
OMG...
Do centipedes actually *lick* !?
Shudder...
cleanskies
3rd Dec, 2008 08:30 (UTC)
Re: OMG...
It's more like a dryish rasp, actually. They feel very strange!

-- oh, no, it was a millipede, not a centipede. Giant centipedes are venomous and carnivorous. Millipedes are their gentle vegetarian cousins!
brixtonbrood
2nd Dec, 2008 20:36 (UTC)
Where did the Christmas tree come from? Our Muji cardboard one has lasted us for ten years or so, but I think Tiny is now old enough not to eat the decorations on a real one - but He wants artificial pine plastic. I want real but would settle for silver plastic. I think that damn fool disco tree may be a compromise we can live with.

Hmm, I'm feeling the need for a Christmas icon for the first time ever.
timscience
2nd Dec, 2008 20:37 (UTC)
Christmas tree of the future courtesy of the joy of Maplins
jinty
2nd Dec, 2008 23:22 (UTC)
muji are doing hardboard ones this year
I am very tempted to get one.
cleanskies
3rd Dec, 2008 08:34 (UTC)
( 6 worms — Feed the birds )