Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas ’

Coffee at a café in Chippenham, England

Nov 24th, 2011 | By
Chippenham - Cafe with view of shopping opportunities

The girl who reads is here.   The man who recommends something to everyone and usually, but not this morn, wears a jogging outfit is here.   The rather sour-faced server, who is when she summons it up jollier than that, is here.   Through the window I see the shops that are struggling, strung
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Unusual gift ideas for unusual people

Dec 24th, 2009 | By

Having to buy, invent, dream up & magically conjure up gifts for Roger, I have always been on the lookout for unusual, original gifts. Here’s a list of ideas I have used or saved for future use: A personalized caricature portrait (www.sprattiart.com). This looks amazing & of high quality. It is also very original! Cost:
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The silence of Mammon, The Secular Meaning of Christmas

Dec 22nd, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The silence of Mammon […] Most hard-headed business people are no doubt reluctant to make these arguments. They are more concerned with balancing their books than with engaging in worthy debates about freedom and democracy. But they would do well to become a bit less reticent:
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Best Christmas songs – Part 2

Dec 21st, 2009 | By

I am continuing to be merry, getting in the mood for Christmas, listening to wonderful Christmas songs. (Part 1 of best Christmas songs is here) Some more of my favourites: Amazon.com Widgets Bonus: I’ve discovered today these fantastic Christmas e-cards. Roger hates electronic cards in general, but he loved these…they are sublime!




Christmas fun

Dec 20th, 2009 | By

Christmas snow scene illustration I love Christmas! It is such a wonderful time when most people are in a good mood and kinder than usual to each other. Smiles come easier, little hiccups are dismissed faster, we do more fun things with our friends and family, we play with children. If we are lucky, we
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Best Christmas songs

Dec 16th, 2009 | By

I love listening to Christmas songs in the days before and during Christmas…most of them are so melodic & beautiful – they put me right in the mood for holiday cheer! I have bought many Christmas songs (mp3) or CD collections over the years – I will be posting my favourites here…starting with this list
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