I didn’t want much for xmas, and then I got a tweet from Nerina Pallot….
…. and discovered she’s only gone and done my favourite xmas tune, ain’t she. Get your lugholes round this…..
I Believe In Father Christmas
So, that’ll do for me, thanks. I’ll be playing this long after the batteries run down and the iPads stop working, for years to come, in fact.
And on that note, hope everyone has a good xmas. See you in the New Year, I guess…..
Christmas 2008 is over and done then….
Christmas Eve, just before the kids went to bed, we watched the family favourite, "The Polar Express". That’s 3 years running, so it’s now going to be a family tradition, it seems.
"Not too early!", the kids were told as we put them to bed. We weren’t surprised to see Sam in our doorway at 4am…. again at 4.30am, 5.15am and 5.45am. At 6.30am, it was a case of "Sod it! Get up!"
Sledging in the afternoon, down at the kids school field.
For Xmas dinner, we went across to the neighbours, for our, what seems to be, annual get together. Loads of food, too much, but nice. 18 of us all crammed round their table. Afterwards a few of us cracked out the games, whilst the kids played hide and seek in the basement. My deck of "Old Maid" was the highlight, an xmas present for me when I was a kid.
Boxing Day was spent up at Big White, (www.bigwhite.com). We were going to go tubing, but as anyone knows, it’s not as much fun when snow is falling as you slide. It slows the run down. So, we’ll go back up and do that again soon. Holly and me did some ice skating on the rink, whilst Sam snowboarded and Leigh walked round the village.
The drive home, down the mountain, however, was horrible. Snow falling, wind blowing more off the trees, visibility of the road almost non existent and yet, some people were roaring past us. No surprise then, as we turned one bend, a truck which had done so, was in the ditch, almost on it’s side. Passengers were OK, but still, the to the driver, "you moron". Winter tires don’t stop you coming off the road, they merely help keep you on it….
Next up, New Years Eve and day, along with 2009, with all it may have in store for all of us….
So, that’s it. School’s out for the Xmas Holidays….
Our fourth one in Canada and it’s the coldest, “snowiest” one yet. Talking to people who have lived here, have said the same thing. Global warming eh…. Just heard on the news, that Vancouver has just broken it’s record for the coldest temperature recorded at the Vancouver International Airport. “Go figure!” as they say….
Woke up this morning to a temperature of -18C, which is cold, I guess you can say. The window in the upstairs “apartment” has developed a large crack across it, the cold water tap to us in the “Dungeon” has frozen up and we’re expecting more snow and colder temperatures tonight. Which is nice. Me and Mrs Boom are off to a party, just down the road, but we were going to walk. Now I’m not so sure. Just to make it easier to decide, a “frostbite warning” was just reported, heard by Samuel on the radio.
Our flights are booked for the Caribbean….