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Winter approaches

The pavements here are covered with leaves, crunchy, colourful leaves, very, very lovely - but they signal the coming of Winter. The nights are drawing in too... and the shops are starting to put up Christmas decorations and are getting out the Christmas cards, battling the Halloween novelties for shelf space!!! I wonder why we can't do one season at a time? Anyway I think I might venture out with my camera later today and try to capture some of the warmth before it disappears into the greyness of winter...

Tonight we were supposed to be going over to Manchester to see the Police in concert, but now the concert is postponed because Sting is sick with a throat infection - a bit disappointing really but we'll see if they come up with a new date...

I was pleased that England won the rugby on Saturday, and glad that the French lost too... so we will have a final between South Africa and England, I think I would prefer England to win, but I think it is a bit baffling to have England as world champions twice in a row, when quite clearly they are not the best team...

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natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)
I can't bear to think about Christmas yet! I think you're right, at least get Halloween over and done with.
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, come November I don't mind thinking about Christmas!
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
And you'll be doing Christmas cards again? *g*
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
Don't know, I'd like to, but TIME!!!!*g*
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
I think you're pretty good at organising your time! Maybe you could do one great Christmas painting then scan it and make a pile of reproduction cards *g*
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:00 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about it... don't know if I have the energy - watch this space for progress!!
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
Oooh, I like that icon!

Maybe some pohutukawa?!
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vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:12 am (UTC)
I really miss pohutakawa, but it's use as a symbol Christmas would require explanation for most of my card list... and I don't get to sing Te Haranui any more either!!!!
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess they'd be saying, why is that tree red?!

And that was a beautiful song.
I liked it when our children sang 'Christmas at the Beach' too! It's such a different time for us compared to your side of the world, huh, and you've done both many times over!
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)
you've done both many times over! - yes, and I'm not sure which I prefer any more...I think I'd like to wake up to freshly fallen snow, eat hot turkey... followed by pavlova and a swim in the river after lunch... and then cocktails on the balcony in the evening...
But we can't do that..not any where on earth!!
moth2fic
Oct. 19th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
The leaves are colourful but the mould that forms under them sets off a form of hay fever. A virulent form.

I so wish they'd wait and get hallowe'en over before setting out the cards and crackers but, I remembered our visit to Chester post office, and the last date for surface mail outside Europe has already passed!

How did you know Sting was coming to Manchester? Not that I'm there, anyway, but still... Is he still likely to arrive? Are there any cancellations? Would I need a second mortgage? I will be home from Monday 22nd.
vivh
Oct. 19th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
We've had Police tickets for months... big rush to get them, online, £60 per ticket. Hoping they will announce a new date sometime!!
yarrow25
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
I fail at knowing/noticing things are going to happen.
moth2fic
Oct. 19th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry. Wrong LJ. Maybe this is the root of my problems?!
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