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Hi everybody Smile Just thought I'd mosey on by and wish all of my CSS Creator chums a very happy Christmas and New Year. With only five days to go before I start my two-week break, I'm already finding myself slipping into that distracted, 'go away and come back to me with that problem next year' frame of mind.

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Two weeks?! blimey the

Two weeks?! :?

blimey the year must have gone well Smile

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That's the joys of being

That's the joys of being your own boss; or is it the woes of being told to spend more time with the family? Apparently I've got two kids somewhere – I wondered why I kept being shown school reports to look at :ohdear:

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Are you asked to sit down

Are you asked to sit down before reading them? Laughing out loud

Ok posting my Xmas greeting in the correct thread as previously advised!

Merry Christmas to all CSSCREATORers have a jolly festive break and try to turn the puters off for a while Wink

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Merry Xmas everyone.

Merry Xmas everyone. Smile

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Tyssen wrote:Merry Xmas

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Merry Xmas everyone. Smile

Happy Yule and a Super Saturnalia.

Oh, and lest we forget:

"In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, 2008 at 7:04 AM EST and 12:04 UT (Universal Time)."

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'bout time you showed your

'bout time you showed your face again Roy! Smile We've missed you.

At the library and not much time left - 'puter died. MS have offered new XP media, none in Oz warehouse, 2-3 week wait. Read the whole sorry story at majorgeeks.com there's a link in a thread somewhere (or search "sleeper).

Got to try setting up the iMac without it!!! Or you lot Shock

Maybe I'll just have to work out how to use Safari first off Laughing out loud

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So I just looked at the

So I just looked at the weather forecast and if you can believe anything they say, we are going to have near perfect weather at 26*C on Thursday.

Is anyone on the list having a white Christmas?

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Today is about 34*F -

Today is about 34*F - yesterday was about 12...
Wind chill is in the negatives.

It snowed once but the ran cleared it away, I'm sure it will snow again in the next two months.
it usually gets pretty bad mid Jan.

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Quote:is anyone having a

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is anyone having a white Christmas

:mad: dunno but I'm having a black one Smile

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We're at 35℉/1.67℃ and

We're at 35℉/1.67℃ and foggy (humidity at 100%) right now. Forecast for tomorrow and xmas is for highs of about 60℉/15.5℃ and partly to mostly cloudy. Your basic crappy weather. At least there's no snow forecast.

Someday, when I'm rich and famous (I'll settle for rich), I'll live in Dallas for the summer, then move to Oz or Kiwi land for the summer. Never again would I experience winter. Give me highs in the 85–100℉/29–38℃ range.

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Gary wrote:Give me highs in

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Give me highs in the 85–100℉/29–38℃ range.

Hmmm...unfortunately if you come to our summer to get away from your winter, you are unlikely to find it very pleasant unless you pick your month very carefully.

While it's true that in most places in Oz you can look forward to average summer temperatures of 35C-42C (95F-115F). Be aware we have 1-2 weeks of 40+ with temperature rarely falling enough (below 25C) to get a decent night's sleep if you don't happen to have air conditioning (and many people still don't in Australia surprisingly). By the end of a week and a half of this you'll get a little relief only to be hit with it again.

Anyone with any sense is trying to keep cool somewhere, somehow - I don't think you'd find even the Englishmen out in it Smile

I don't know which is better - if either :rolleyes: - I just read on another list that someone in Chicago can't open the backdoor because of 3 inches of ice and you and Deuce with 1.5C - brrr. I'm assuming that isn't an overnight low? (She asks hopefully)

Neither can I imagine having to shovel a path to the letterbox!! It's all in what you get used to, we may not necessarily like it - but we live with it. Smile

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Merry Christmas and Happy

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

It's fair to say I'll see a white Christmas again this year (picture taken yesterday morning after shoveling).

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It's "Chocolate Box" perfect

It's "Chocolate Box" perfect Wolfie!!!! Smile

Blue sky, sunshine and everything - though I do feel for you having to do the shoveling - the first of many mornings like it I fear Sad

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Now that's what Christmas is

Now that's what Christmas is meant to look like, perfect, this is why I've always wanted to do a Christmas in New England, cos Old England is so drab and dreary year in year out, people don't make any effort any longer, the spirit of Christmas has deserted us, Santa don't live here any more Sad

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I'll grant that 40℃ is my

I'll grant that 40℃ is my upper comfort limit, but any !cold temp at 30℃ or below is fine for sleeping. Remember, I'm from Texas. A month or more at a time at 38℃+ is not unusual. Much over 40℃ is not real common, though.

That 1.5℃ was around noonish, and was colder than forecast.

Hugo, I blame Currier & Ives for the romanticized, picture postcard version of White Christmas. If they were around today, they'd be engraving butterflies for Vista. Snow means it's cold, wet and generally miserable. Bah! Humbug!

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Then your 30C must be vastly

Then your 30C must be vastly different to ours which at night is usually still without a breath of wind, hot and "muggy" - in other words un-sleepable! I think it may be the difference in humidity. Tony & Tyssen can have Queensland to themselves it's like Hong Kong! Unless of course you're in the Whitsundays...(snaps out of it)...looks like the beach screensaver Smile

I didn't know Texas got that hot continually Shock A month at 38C is probably comparable then Smile

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Nice photo Wolfy, I sit here sweating, and dreaming of a white Christmas that will never come.

Boxing day I'm off camping to South Stradbroke Island for a couple of days on the beach and in the surf.

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I didn't say a fan wouldn't

I didn't say a fan wouldn't be appreciated. Smile

I suppose Canberra, on the continent, would be closer to my climate, or maybe the North of Tasmania?

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Quote:Hugo, I blame Currier

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Hugo, I blame Currier & Ives for the romanticized, picture postcard version of White Christmas. If they were around today, they'd be engraving butterflies for Vista. Snow means it's cold, wet and generally miserable. Bah! Humbug!

Yes but not if you mentally transition into a Dickens version of Christmas as soon as December arrives Smile oh for those simpler victorian values and real Christmases

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Tony wrote:Boxing day I'm

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Boxing day I'm off camping to South Stradbroke Island for a couple of days on the beach and in the surf.

Remember to "Slip, Slap, Slop" then lucky you Smile I have only been to North Stradbroke and even then I think we had to leave early because of a hurricane warning Shock
That's another problem with Queensland, apart from everything going mouldy in the humidity Smile Otherwise parts of it are a paradise on earth.

@Gary - yes a fan at least, but aircon's better for those nights Smile I think you may be right about Canberra but I doubt if Tassie has ever seen anything above 22C - they're a bit different (she whispers).

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Tony wrote:Boxing day I'm

:oops: Double post

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Dickens and the social evils of his times.

Ah, you mean the depressing plight of the laboring classes in Victorian times, and old Bob Cratchit bringing his lump of coal for the grate, to keep warm at work? What about Tim, who couldn't be expected to live to adulthood? Or was it Oliver breaking the ice in the wash bowl? And, "please, sir, may I have another?" Gawd! Save us from the eternally sweet spirited.

If his stories weren't depressing, they were maudlin; or both.

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Yuppers White Christmas here

I am in western Washington state and we are having a very white Christmas for once. It has been snowy and cold for 12 days. We have never had anything like this in the area. I think we broke all sorts of records.

Any way, have a GREAT Christmas all of you! (Oh and you can have a happy New Year too.)

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Smee wrote:we had to leave

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we had to leave early because of a hurricane warning Shock That's another problem with Queensland

It's been pretty bad this year. This was around the corner from us just over a month ago.

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Hugo wrote:people don't make

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people don't make any effort any longer, the spirit of Christmas has deserted us

We were at lunch today with some people who'd recently come back from the UK and they said there weren't even any Xmas lights in London this year. When we were there, going down the main shopping streets to check out all the displays in the big stores was something we always looked forward to doing.

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While the trees and debris

While the trees and debris can be cleared away it looks as if they had roof damage, not the sort of thing you want to try and contend with leading up to Christmas is it? Sad

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When we were there, going down the main shopping streets to check out all the displays in the big stores was something we always looked forward to doing.

I agree - the stores here don't make the same effort of years gone by either. OTOH people have started to put Christmas trees in the window and lights and decorations around their houses again, which is something that had almost totally disappeared.

I found this link a little late to track when Santa (home page) would get to everyone's neck of the woods...but if you need to entertain some young ones try this...http://www.noradsanta.org/en/countdown.html

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Smee wrote:While the trees

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While the trees and debris can be cleared away it looks as if they had roof damage, not the sort of thing you want to try and contend with leading up to Christmas is it? Sad

There's plenty of those around too - this is the house across the road from us:

And there about 200-300 homes that are still classified as 'unliveable' after that storm.

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Oh how sad ...were they home

Oh how sad Sad...were they home at the time? Were you?
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Yeah, they were at home but

Yeah, they were at home but they've got another area below the house which is sealed off from the rest. I was at home but ours only lost a few tiles. It was pretty random who got affected but those with tin rooves seemed to fare worse.

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people don't make any effort any longer, the spirit of Christmas has deserted us

We were at lunch today with some people who'd recently come back from the UK and they said there weren't even any Xmas lights in London this year. When we were there, going down the main shopping streets to check out all the displays in the big stores was something we always looked forward to doing.

exactly there was atmosphere and stores bothered to decorate, as did councils/stores deck out the street furniture, but this year you really could be forgiven if you weren't aware that it was actually Christmas. It's all a little sad really and very drab Sad

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Tyssen wrote:Yeah, they were

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Yeah, they were at home but they've got another area below the house which is sealed off from the rest. I was at home but ours only lost a few tiles. It was pretty random who got affected but those with tin rooves seemed to fare worse.

Good that they were able to retreat then and are physically safe. It must have been frightening - for you also. I'm pleased to hear there was little damage to your own home and yes, from what I've seen on TV clips, damage does appear to be incredibly and unfathomably random. Even though Adelaide is on the coast and we have some whopper storms, thankfully it has never (that I'm aware of) seen a hurricane.

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