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christmas with friends

Officially I don't move until mid January, but I woke up over at timscience's on Christmas day, that's where I had breakfast and stockings and pelted Teasel cat with wrapping paper. While listening to The Ting Tings, which I'd packed into Tim's stocking (actually his oldest, most knackered pair of socks) and which turned out to be perfect present unwrapping music.

On the way to lunch we dropped in at damiancugley's (my old place) on the way for sherry and mince pies and to survey the damage done to the pond by predators unknown, who came looking for tasty hibernating frog snacks. Disaster! The solar fountain's nowhere to be seen, and the liner has been pulled up and chewed, all the way through in places! Those pesky foxes! It'll have to be rebuilt, with a proper hibernicula and larger, more solid rocks. Not now, though. I know better than to try water-gardening in winter.

Then on to tinyjo's, for an elaborate dinner of goose, roast parsnip and way more pudding than a person could eat. We were late for dinner, and late for Dr Who (we'd been off feeding Teasel) and stayed late, too, drinking and playing cheapass games.

It was, all in all, a very good christmas. But it wasn't entirely a peaceful season of goodwill as two days later I was having the sort of christmas where there's mass lego construction (helicopter and shark!) and family photos (mostly out of sight) and watching Wall-e (surprisingly good) and being jumped on (ow, and ow again) and politely eating too much food and scavenging for The Guardian in a small town.

Also, before we run out of Christmas altogether, here's my nativity scene. If you need explanations, there's some notes on the click-through.

my nativity scene is up!

Comments

( 6 worms — Feed the birds )
tanukitsune
31st Dec, 2008 15:15 (UTC)
Most awesome nativity scene ever! I love the three wise pirates! X3
percyprune
31st Dec, 2008 15:47 (UTC)
I HEART YOUR NATIVITY SCENE!

It is teh best!
crazycrone
31st Dec, 2008 15:56 (UTC)
Gurgle...
Roast parsnips...!

*Splendid* sacreligious Nativity!
jinty
31st Dec, 2008 17:37 (UTC)
Yay for Christmas! Yay for New Year!
Yay for moving in with the person you love!

Happy New Year tonight - have a lovely time!
(Anonymous)
31st Dec, 2008 20:51 (UTC)
Happy New Year!
... and I totally identify with the Guardian-scavenging. The place we spent Boxing Day (& night) it has to be ordered in specially.
(Anonymous)
31st Dec, 2008 20:52 (UTC)
Oh, that was from jo, as in joella.
I keep forgetting to OpenID myself.
( 6 worms — Feed the birds )