Some of us, well, maybe most of us, are feeling a little glum, what with miserable weather and lock-downs in Northern parts and scary fires and floods on my side of the world. And that’s without even mentioning the bloody plague!

But I suggested to our friend in Merkle-land that what’s needed to cheer us all is a Blog Party! Like in the old days, before people became welded to their phones or wandered off to play on Farcebook and Instaglam.

So, I’m kicking off the 2020 Blog Party. Just think of some gifts your blog friends might be happy to receive, have a wander ’round the interweb for images and post said images on your own blogs, with a link in comments here so we can all have a giggle. Or whatever.No expenditure of the Queens coin. Just fun.

Oh! And, should the Ghost of Christmasses Past pop up asking “did I win yet?” just tell him kindly that there is no prize, pour him a small sherry and let him go.

Now, I’m off to see what the WonderWeb has on offer.

First up, because I’ve been sashaying around, whistling golden oldies, I thought Jon might like this(although, he probably already has it!) https://www.amazon.com/Noel-Cole-Songs-Coward-Porter/dp/B001AKN7TU

Over in Costa Rica and unable to venture far, I thought this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPk0xgHqQ4M might hit the spot for https://asurfeitofpalfreys.wordpress.com/

What would our groyne-and-shag-obsessed chum in Norfolk like to find in his stocking. Well, don’t be silly –that wouldn’t fit in a stocking! Perhaps something like https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/croquembouche/d6c985a0-b853-474d-96a9-efa3c27a5bdf

He might like to share that with Scarlet. But I’d hate to start a fight so let’s see what she might like…I know she’s rather fond of old things (she’s friends with me, after all!) so maybe https://boxandbarrel.com.au/products/winston-cocktail-glasses-set-of-4

Elephant’s Child. like myself, is uncomfortable in Aussie heatwaves so perhaps this might be to her taste antarctica from the air

Mago, who gave me the idea to throw a party here, might like some Bix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ue9igC7flI

I’m pretty sure Daisyfae would be a starter for a dive! No, not a questionable drinking haunt! Although… but I had this in mind https://passions.com.au/scuba-diving-cairns/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2uH-BRCCARIsAEeef3kSCZq8FEY55ES9vf75bjw6Ixc0Ja4ZN8LGKMvpozLZDtl64fiWeyEaAskCEALw_wcB

I need to check on my dough and I know I’ve missed a few names, but hey! this is 2020 and EVERYTHING is up the boohai so I hand over to you to cudgel what wits you may still have.

Savvy hasn’t shown up yet, but when she does, perhaps she’ll like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRYFRvOUrvI

If Z pops in, as she might, noww that I’ve re-established things, she might be happy with this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3EJqvKhYzY

I thought I had time enough to fiddle about in here, but suddenly remembered the laundry!These automatic drying devices are wonderful, but one does still need to toddle downstairs and un-peg things from the lines. Still, the smell of sun-dried sheets is pretty hard to beat!

For those of you who celebrate Hannukah, I saw this and did a big LOL. Off to the laundry lines…

Hanukkah toilet paper 2020 | ChambanaMoms.com

Most of you know I have the odd Viking in my family line so here’s a little Sverige tradition. If I’ve missed out someone on the present list, please, get plastered on Glogg and have fun!

25 thoughts on “A CHRISTMAS BLOG PARTY!

  1. Fabulous idea!!!! And I love my gift! I do own plenty of vintage glasses, so these will make my collection larger and more sparkly, thank you!
    Meanwhile, what is Christmas without a fight??? I am eyeing Mr Devine’s gift and will probably have stolen it before the end of play, I mean, what’s he going to do about it?!

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    • Do? I think he’d probably get all fancied-up like Derek(or whatever his name is) in the Grand crocembouche debacle of yore.There will be Ferrero Rochet all over the dance floor and more legs than a centipede. Ooh I can’t wait! πŸ™‚

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      • I am donning a shirt with ruffles as we speak! I mean, I don’t know who this Derek is, but he strikes me as similar to Ms Scarlet’s attic dwelling Harold who also favoured a ruffled blouse, as I recall.

        I might already have eaten all the Ferrero Rocher…


    • Do? You’re too late, Ms Scarlet – I’ve already done. That masterpiece of patisserie is serving as the pointed roof of one of the turrets here at the gingerbread Device Mansion. Although, it is sans silver balls (or “cachous”) as the magpies have nicked them all.

      And, thank you, Dinah! That croquembouche gift was inspired – and very useful! And I’m sure it is fully waterproof…

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    • This is Grinch Central! The Man and I hunker down and are, thankfully, far away from festerings.(I suspect there will be plastic jollity and tantrums and, quite likely, lots of swearing of the fucking off variety over the fence.) Perhaps I’ll pack a picnic with good cheesy comestibles and a bottle of fizz and Scarlet’s glasses and we’ll head for the beach…

      I adore Cole and Noel!


  2. PERFECT!!!! I’m listening to The Lady Day as I type this Thank You to YOU!! (had to open another window so I could type and listen!) The MITM is sitting across from me enjoying the music, too! I am smiling, dear friend! xoxo

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    • Well, woo-hoo! You made it through the interface-off minefield. You, lady , are the 2020 champion of blogging grit.And you brought all those boys with you! Thank you,
      Happy Christmas to you and the BB. Stay away from the chum! πŸ™‚


  3. Late to the party, as usual! A dive excursion would be perfect right now! Studley and I are far more prone to gifts of experiences these days. Combining households late in life makes for quite the clutter… Speaking of households, we finally found someone to take a look at out disabled well pump after being without water for almost 2 weeks now! Progress! Wishing you and The Man a lovely holiday! πŸ™‚

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  4. Great to see you here. And kudos to the pump-fixin’ fella.
    The Big Fella has brought us some very welcome rain! !Here’s to 2021 being a big improvement on this tattered old rag. Meri Kirhimete me te Hape Nu Ia.


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