Monday, December 26, 2005

Show and tell


So tell me. What was your favourite gift (either received or given), or event of the holiday season? Did you get something you've always wanted, give something that made someone's eyes light up, see a favourite relative/friend you didn't expect to see? Pull up a chair and tell us all about it...

16 Comments:

Blogger Misty said...

First of all, glad to hear you had a good Crimble pet! And the photos are lovely! I gave a few pressies that apparently made the recipients day, the first being 'culinary accesories' for their Xmas dinner, and to the second - a very small Crimble tree with weeny little decorations, and a stocking full of sweeties, gifts, crackers and a satsuma at the toe, to a good friend who hadn't had either for many, many a year:)
My favourite pressie was a super whizzy digicam, as my old one died, but the reason why I got it was even more special. The 'giver' had seen most of my photos that I've posted, thought at first that they were just ones I liked taken by professionals off the net, but when he found out they were taken by me he said "Use this! If that's what you can do with an old, crappy camera, I reckon you could make a living with a decent one and your talent"
Wow! and Woo, and Hoo!
Sorry for rabbiting on, but you did ask :)

December 26, 2005 at 9:47 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Wow! Woo and Hoo! indeed! Excellent tale of Chrimble joy.

(And rabbiting on is not only expected but welcomed here.)

December 26, 2005 at 10:37 p.m.  
Blogger Anna said...

Riley is so cute! What kind of cat is he? He looks like either a Norwegian Forest cat or a Mainecoon :)

-joanna (from Zoe's site)

December 26, 2005 at 10:45 p.m.  
Anonymous catnapping said...

my father sent me an external drive for all the images i've been making. now they have someplace to live.

i made lap quilts for a couple of local nursing homes. it's probably the only charitable thing i did this year.

December 26, 2005 at 11:34 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Joanna - Welcome! He's a blue mackeral tabby with white. Just a regular old cat.

catnapping - Welcome to you too! That's a lovely thing to do. I think about doing things like that, but never do. I see a New Year's Resolution...

December 26, 2005 at 11:56 p.m.  
Blogger zoe said...

the Twat seemed very happy with his battery - the man finally works now. my daughters loved their bracelets and todd went doollaly over his clothes. i hope we were good enough company for anshul - i hate people being alone at christmas so he joined us for 3 days.

i'm now having a pink fit about the smegging weather - nowt that i can do to change it though. have a happy new year!

December 27, 2005 at 11:16 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Zoe - Excellent! I mean, excellent. ;-) And what did Santa bring zoe?

Hope the smegging weather cooperates and your trip to England is far more fun than you're anticipating. And that Holly's not in charge of Eurostar...

December 27, 2005 at 12:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Chookooloonks said...

My favourite gift I gave: my husband is an avid mountain biker and camper, I am NOT. I think he thought that once we were married, his days for going on week-long treks were over. But I bought him a 6-day camping/mounting biking trip in British Columbia (my best friend bought the same for her husband), and the two of them will go off with a guide to be all dirty and campy and smelly, while my friend and I explore Vancouver.

A stroke of brilliance, I think, if I do say so myself!

December 27, 2005 at 1:15 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

chookooloonks - That's a fabulous gift! There's nothing better than giving someone you love what they'll truly love AND it has fun built in for you, too. I hear Vancouver is fabulous. Have fun!

December 27, 2005 at 1:17 p.m.  
Blogger Ivy the Goober said...

My favorite gift was a Michael Buble DVD of him in concert. But what was even better than that, was that my son (19) who bought it for me actually sat down with me and we watched it together!

December 27, 2005 at 9:26 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

I bought my dad, who is 79, a book that I found on ebay. It's on the history and traditions of the little Scottish fishing village he grew up in, which he left at the age of 16 and now lives hundreds of miles from. Without me knowing it, it turned out to have been written by one of his school friends. It is full of photos of people he knew when he was a kid. I don't think he's put it down yet.

December 28, 2005 at 3:58 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Ivy - I surely do love me some Michael. And your son sounds like a sweetie.

Alan - What a fabulous gift! And a great blog, too.

December 28, 2005 at 1:24 p.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

Mr Teeth, the Ducxk family chainsaw, naturally.

Form an orderly queue, please.

December 28, 2005 at 6:43 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Mr. Duck - But of course...

December 28, 2005 at 9:49 p.m.  
Blogger jkirlin said...

I had some GREAT tap water out of a pale orange Tupperware cup on Christmas morning! It was ALMOST like juice thanks to the magic of Christmas!

December 30, 2005 at 2:20 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

jkirlingrinchesquire - Was that followed by a heapin' helpin' o' Play-doh chocolate?

December 30, 2005 at 9:50 a.m.  

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