Saturday, December 27, 2008

SANTA PAUSE!

Still no snow!


Season's Greetings


No Santa Claus was not on Ramsey Beach, Mooragh Beach having a rest, it was I who was AWOL leave from by blog, internet, outside world. I had intended to post for skywatch but Christmas, drinkies and food rendered me incapable of posting, using a camera or just about anything. No instead Gary and I lazed around as much as possible with the screen projector on and a selection of Chritsmas veiwing. Life for one day was postponed just to pause and relax. I'm sure many of you did the same. 


So did you all have a good Christmas? Did you have any nice pressies, boring pressies, or perhaps something really unusual. Me what did I have? Well I will not divulge all but the oddest has to be a slinky. What do you mean it's a kids toy. Have you no sense of fun? Do you remember them? Needless to say I have had an enormous amount of fun with it. Who needs stress balls get a slinky. The slinky has been needed to relieve the stress of the Isle Of Man postal service failing to deliver Christmas post to some our friends and relatives in the UK and elsewhere. So the job of tracking the items starts next week. Remember how those cards Gary designed had been opened and soaked in water too. Isle of Man postal service shame on you. Now where's my slinky...


As you can see by the image of Ramsey beach, still no snow. Not so much as a flake. Kept it simple today no fancy arty shots just a very wide angled crop of the beach, and no it isn't Skywatch just a normal day's image.  Gary and have been watching the web cam on Nice Beach France. No snow there either, but I wouldn't want there to be, but I would want Gary and I to be there. See Angela's Nice blog here for why.


(Dear Santa Claus thank you for my slinky, but can Barker and Babooshka find work in the South of France now please?)


Thank you

25 comments:

NYD said...

You are welcome to all the snow we have here in Lilliput. Santa had himself a jolly old time in these parts.

I think it's awesome that you can walk on the beach.

Have a happy New Year.

Ken said...

Our Christmas gifts to England were sent over two months ago and they still haven't arrived. Makes you wonder doesn't it.
Ah the slinky a great stress reliever until it gets tangled.
As far as gifts go I got a mini tripod and a cp filter among other things.
Merry Christmas, I hope you had a good day.

Anonymous said...

All the best B.

Lisa

Virginia said...

No snow ? Oh well it's to be 75F here tomorrow. we had a grand Christmas and glad to have you amongst us again!!! Missed you.
V

George said...

I think you've earned a day off. The beach looks nice even if it has no snow. By the way, I haven't seen a slinky in ages. I hope it helps with the stress.

kaye said...

Where did you get the slinky? Good to see you back it's boring without you.

Tash said...

Let is snow somewhere else - this view is too beautiful to cover up. :)
I used to put a slinky in my son's stocking every year when he was little, that was my way of getting to play with one... this is a good reminder to start doing that again. Best of luck with the pressies tracking.

Small City Scenes said...

No snow---take mine, please.

May 2009 find you where you want to be , working and playing hard. MB

Z said...

Babooshka: Happy holidays to you and yours!! May 2009 be a good year for you... best of luck with the job situation, etc.

Peter said...

I have made a much longer pause than you (one day!), but thought I should check some blogs, including yours.

If it may be of some comfort, the weather in southern France has been lousy the last couple of days. So, just enjoy your days on the Isle, and continue playing with your slinky!

valeria said...

Babooshka, this photo is enchanting and it reminds me of my "old" home, back on the shores of Tuscany. i'd take a loooong walk...
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving kind messages ;-)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

no matter how romantic snow is, it means very cold weatehr and mobility problems - we're fine without it!

picture to words said...

i love beaches with and without snow ., have a good time i have to work in hospital this night we see us .thanks at this place here for all your humoros words even in my blog .. your photos give life to my life .. peace with you ..
and thats takes it all for 2009 i definetly know we blog nice blogs
..keep healthy

Jackie said...

I'd love a slinky, except I'm in a ground floor flat with no stairs so it wouldn't get much exercise!

My other (and infinitely better) half got me a couple of really books which showed just how much thought he'd put into my present. Actually although the presents were great it really was the thought that counted, I even shed a little tear.

This is a lovely picture by the way (yeah, get back to the point of the blog!).

Bibi said...

You say it's a simple shot, but it is lovely, as simple things often are.

Jim said...

Please find Jim work in the south of France also please.

Gaelyn said...

Good for you to take a day off. Feels good, huh? And what fun to have a slinky to play with.
I spent a quiet afternoon with a few friends under a gray rainy sky. Got a little snow yesterday, and now below freezing.
Good luck with the post office.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's a lovely photo of your beach, snow or no snow.

I'm glad you had a restful Christmas and got to de-stress with your Slinky. Yes... shame on the Postal Service!

Happy New Year!

Pam said...

Belated Greetings B,

The postal service is the worst it's ever been this year.

John said...

Lovely beach photo!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Happy holidays.

Anonymous said...

Nice beach.

april said...

I think there isn't so much snow on the islands in the North Sea?? Here in Cologne Christmas is usually mild and rainy. but now the weathr has changed: blue sky, icy cold and a terrible eastern wind. No snow :-(

Maria said...

Well now, I think we must have gotten your snow here in Seattle...it was awful during the last week...and it was great too..I can't make up my mind..LOL...however, it has started warming up....I Posted an entry with snow and a hummmingbird...in my front yard. Happy Holidays..it sounded like you had a good day.

Maria said...

oops..I have too many blogs..here is the one I meant... http://littlethingsphotoblog.blogspot.com/

Dusty Lens said...

The grass is always greener... to use a tired cliche. Personally, I'm tired of the snow, more expected here tonight, 6 to 8 inches is what weatherman is telling us. I'm with you, Nice sounds sop pleasant right now. Dang, Nice sounds pleasant all the time. Last one there buys the wine.

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