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Monday, 24th December 2018

First of all, a very Merry Christmas to everyone!
i agree with KazzyCee about the festive greeting. i'm not, nor have i ever been religious in any particular but i'm fine with the verbal greeting. i've been very slack about posting this year; mostly as i don't have a huge lot to say, apart from the odd moan about something! Not very lighthearted or interesting to anyone but me really, but it's good to have somewhere semi-private to vent.
i'll do the memes - pinched one from KC too!

1. Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas – which one do you use?
Merry Christmas is fine. It doesn't need to be specifically religious, just a festively happy greeting.

2. Do you own an ugly Christmas sweater?
No, but i do have a couple of silly Christmas tunic-dresses. One with Christmas presents and things on it with a navy background, one with little penguins in blue scarves on a red background [i'm wearing it now!] and a black one with red festive stars.

3. Do you celebrate the Winter Solstice?
In spirit only.  i do have some pagan leanings!

4. Now that you are ‘in the know,’ what would you leave out for St. Nick on the 24th?
We never had the Father Christmas myth fed to us and as far as i can remember, most of the cold, snowy type Christmas didn't really register as my early years were spent in hot climates (reindeer & sleighs don't work without snow).

5. Tired of the snow and icky weather yet? For those fortunate folks in the other hemisphere, are you tired of the humidity and hot weather?
i did get tired of the endless heat in Aden and welcomed the rain when we got it - once or twice a year! We haven't had any snow here this year - but coldest months are stil to come. We've had some cold snaps and cold winds, even a touch of frost in some areas. Only the North has seen any snow but not a huge amount. Yet!!
i don't remember seeing snow until i was about seven, when we spent a year back here, then it was back to hot again. Strangely, all the years i spent in New Zealand's North Island, i don't remember seeing snow on the ground there, although there were masses in the South Island.  In the North, not so much.  You had to go the mountains and the same in Australia.  We did get massive rain storms and even hail, but no snow in Sydney.

And onto the second one shortly - i must get on and at least pick up all the stuff on the floors so i can vacuum!