Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Happy Christmas From Bart

2014 has been a year of ups and downs for the Oldies and I. It finishes with me having to be Nurse Bart and look after things while Mum slowly recovers from a ruptured disc in her back and Dad is going through hormone treatment to get his prostate shrunk to a size that is safe to zap with radiation. Next year must surely be better. Anyhow, we are all set to relax and enjoy the Christmas-New Year break. I wish all my readers all the best for the holiday season, and hope Santa is kind to you all.

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Friday, December 12, 2014


A Tunnel Of Lights

One of the things that I love doing is checking out the Christmas light displays. Search Christmas lights in the blog search box for photos from other years. In the city centre there is a big tunnel absolutely covered in lights. It is an attempt for Canberra to once again get into the "Guiness Book of Records" for the most Christmas lights in one display. Last year a family in Forrest made the record, but the traffic was horrendous in the suburb so this year they combined with some sponsors and moved the lights (plus a lot of new ones) into the city. The lights are computer-controlled to change colour in time to Christmas carol music.Personally, I don't think it is as spectacular as it was in previous years at Forrest because there are a lot of statues and big baubles that weren't bought into the city, but it still looks good and will probably get the record again. Can you find the bear in all the images? You may notice that I don't read signs where Santa is involved. Only 12 more sleeps to go and small kids and bears are getting excited!

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014


It's Looking Like Santa Time Again

Hey, it's December once again. Time to start making the house look like a place that Santa would consider stopping at. Mum and I spent the weekend putting up decorations and our little tree. Actually, we just bossed Dad around while he did the lifting and unpacking of storage boxes, but the planning was entirely ours. Don't Christmas trees look all bare and lonely without presents stacked up underneath them? That's something that will have to be worked on, leaving room for those vital pressies that the Old Whiskery Fella brings. You have probably noticed some of Mum's "Egyptian bonsai" (statuettes) behind the Christmas decorations. Well, why not? The ancient Egyptians would have celebrated Christmas and hoped for a visit from Santa if only they hadn't been a couple of thousand years too early. Now to post out the cards, hang a stack of tinsel things and finish my email to sclaus@northpolegoodiesdepot.Earth   ......

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