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for blogging friends near and far.

I may not get back to the blog for a few days so I give you this.

In no pArticular order.

Many of you say you feel tied to your desks/easels/schedules. So, please, Tara, Andrea,Vivien, Jana,Celia and anyone else who is under pressure of deadlines, help yourselves to more time…

(Just save a little for me!)

And some of you would dearly love to be served gourmet food, particularly if you had a chef to prepare it! Note that I have not left out the non-carnivores.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a “short slurp. ” ( And if you ever watched “The Galloping Gourmet” you’ll know where I picked up that expression!)

However, I’d expect you all to get into the spirit and help with harvest…

And don’t worry, Ziggi, I have enough glasses!

For the beer drinkers a selection…

And sufficient of the “hard stuff.”

Did I hear a volunteer to clean the tub?

True-blue Aussies will recognise this
(as will those whose Rugby teams suffered at our hands!)

I hope there’ll be some left for Hogmanay!

… and for everyone, a prayer!

For the bookaholics…

You need an endless supply of crayons, paint, papers
and other art food?

This looks about right for someone!

And I can imagine what someone else
might do with this! LOL!

Lots of decadent nibbles….

…from nuts, chocolate ladies , candy canes

gingerbread snowmen, real puddings to mincemeat pies

For anyone snowbound and miserable, I would love you to have some of this…

and this

and I might even throw in some of this

The “Wrecking Crew” would like to contribute, too…

so, for blogging critters…

For those in the wintry zone, I hope these will be sufficient.

But if not, maybe one of these?

and this is for the rest of us!

What can I add, but my warmest wishes to all of you and my hope that the coming year will see good and happy times for all.

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And if you’d like to see some of the questionable results from my picture search, just try Googling for images of, for instance ,”brandy” or “nuts.” (Best to wait til the toddle-bods are not around!)


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

17 thoughts on “FROM SANTA’S SACK…

  1. that was fun 🙂 Hope you have a great christmas and all the best for the new year


  2. ooooooooh, all that pretty colour paper !!!!!!!!!!!


  3. I love these posts!
    And a Happy Christmas to you, too, Dinah.


  4. :>) thank you – the time I could definitely use!

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you (raises glass of Baileys)


  5. Jafa… I had in mind the tryptich/shadow box, too.But help yourself to anything;this cyber store offers ridiculous discounts!

    andrea and vivien…thankyou. If you got a chuckle it was worth it.


  6. I’m staying with you for xmas and be having some of everything! Yummy, thank you!

    And Dinah, here’s wishing you much love and peace this xmas and for the new year.


  7. merry christmas, my darling!

    the beer was delicious!
    i am thinking of you and your beautiful garden full of sunbirds and flowers. have a fantastic day!


  8. What a fabulous post (and thankyou for thinking of me! You know just what I need this year).

    I don’t have you on my snailmail mailing list (she says as she continues down the endless list of Christmas card recipients) – if you’d like to be included, please email me your address?


  9. Oh shit!! I wanted Kerplunk!!! Another ruined Christmas. Still, have a good one yourself.


  10. Thank you for your wishes, and a very Merry Christmas to you also! Have a fabulous day :).


  11. What a fun Christmas posting! Thank you Dinah – the pre – Christmas deadlines have been met and I had time to join the village carol singers on Thursday evening (bloomin’ cold!!!!!). (It must have been that extra time you sent me!)
    Now I ‘just’ have to work through the list that’s on the kitchen worktop – 1) fetch mum …

    have a wonderful Christmas with the wrecking crew!


  12. Merry Christmas, Dinahmow! Terrific blog post…


  13. What a great gift! Thank you!

    Merry Christmas, Dinah!


  14. Thank you. I am touched.


  15. Ooh La La!
    Hairy Crizzmoose Dinahmow.


  16. No Scalextric again


    Hope you had a lovely time. We did.


  17. well, apart from Malc and Reg who didn’t get their wished-for toys, everyone seems satisfied with their gifts!
    And I see Santa must have peeped at this post because look what Cynthia got!


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