Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday 9: White Christmas

december 19 2009

1. If you live where you get winter weather, do you prefer your Christmas to be white? If you never see snow, do you wish for it?

Well, we do get winter weather here, but usually it's rain, wind and moderate cold. It used to be called a sea climate, but with the changes in weather they either had to change the definition or the name. Don't know how they call it now.

We have hotter summers, colder winters and much more rain.

Snow is usually a matter of a day or so, so a longer period with snow like now is special. Especially with the extreme low temperatures we now have.

I wish we have a white christmas, but I'm not sure the cold stretches that long.

2. How many holiday cards did you receive from people you hadn't sent cards to, after the "mailing deadline?" Did you send a card anyway?

We don't have a mailing deadline, and when we had I couldn't keep it.
Until now I've got 6 cards and a few online ones.
Most will arrive next week and on the first christmasday.

Some best friends and I will write cards and accounts about the year and send them before the New Year or right after.
Christmastime ends here january 6.

3. When the clock strikes Midnight on New Year's, will you be at home, at a party, or somewhere else?

At home, with some of the boys walking in and out to eat and drink something and go to their friends.

4. Have you ever taken the keys and driven home a friend that you felt was too drunk to drive? If not, do you think you would attempt to if that situation ever arose?

We don't have a car and I don't have a license.

5. Tell us about a gift that you either bought or made for someone else that you wanted for yourself!

We don't do christmasgifts here.
We have the tradition of Sinterklaas, ending at december 6th.

I never buy presents I don't like.

6. What chores do you have left for the holidays?

Many.
In a family of 8 nothing is completely done, ever.

7. If you could buy one gift for yourself where money was not an obstacle, what would it be?

A house and a piece of land in Scotland or in England/Wales.
Needn't be large, but enough to enjoy my hobbies, have internet and be happy.

8. What is one of your family’s favorite holiday traditions?

When I make the large livingroom window into small windows with tape, it's christmas.

Well, we didn't have money anymore for tape.
We don't even have money enough to have an interesting dinner at christmas.

9. If you could give a fellow blogger a holiday gift, which would it be and what would you give them?

There are many bloggers I like and who deserve a gift.
But I sure would want Andrena from http://www.heavenlyankh.com/public_html in Philadelphia be surprised with a nice gift for the people in her parish. For years we've longed to see each other and it didn't happen. So when there's a very rich person out there reading this: please let me surprise her at christmasnight.



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