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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Seasonal Greetings

It's the 24th of December.
That's Christmas Eve in the Christian Calendar.
Our last shower of snow was yesterday,but it's likely to lie for a while.Our forecast is for another frosty night.
The birds are on the lookout for whatever food they can find.
It seems every kid,and older kids are out sledging.
The Galloway hills present a picturesque winter canvas.
While the Cree flows undisturbed through the town of Newton Stewart.(Although there are frozen sections in places)
Icicles hang everywhere.
The late afternoon mist creates an ethereal picture.
Gardens and windows are decorated festively.

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious,
socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday,
practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices
of your choice with respect for the religious / secular persuasions and / or traditions of others,
or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset
of the generally accepted Gregorian calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice
of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great and without regard to the race,
creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wisher.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:

1. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal.

2. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting.

3. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her / himself or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual:

application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting,
whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole
discretion of the wisher.
No trees were harmed in the sending of this message.

The above is for the politically correct amongst blog readers

For the rest of my readers.

Seasons Greetings


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays.


  2. All the best to you too Jim .It`s been an enjoyable year reading your blog from a delightful part of the country.
    Hope you are still on the mend also :)
    Minus 14 on my car thermometer when I came out of work at 7am this morning under a freezing blanket of fog..!

  3. merry christmas to you and yours too jim, wonderful snowy photos, we are indeed lucky to live in this neck of the woods

  4. Just reading random posts and the Christmas one came up. Hilarious! This world is in such a politically correct mess. My UDC is up in arms because the students are trying to reinstate the Rebel mascot at the University of Mississippi; but the University will not allow it-therefore U of M has had no mascot since 2003. The students will not accept any other. The UDC insists that it is Southern heritage -that the Univ. is trying to stamp out.
    With our new pres. I'm truly afraid the racial and cultural discrimination in the South, most especially, are going to be a huge issue before his term is over. Maybe the Mayan calendar is correct and we won't have to worry after 21/12/2012 LOL

  5. I agree with you Mimi.If it's not the P.C. Brigade that's trying to rule our lives,it's the Health and Safety crowd making sure we're wrapped in cotton wool.


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