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My All-Time Favorite Gifts

24 Festive Tasks: Door 20 – Christmas, Task 4: What was the best Christmas / holiday present you ever received – the one that meant the most to you or gave you the greatest joy?  (This can be anything; objects / material gifts as well as something someone did for you, or anything else – […]

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E.T.A. Hoffmann / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – as arranged by Septura

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Nutcracker, narrated by Derek Jacobi; with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, arranged for brass septet and performed by Septura (= seven members of the brass sections of Britain’s leading orchestras): One of my Christmas gifts for my mom this year: it got here just in time and since she opened the package not realizing […]

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@BT: Thank you!

… aaand a Books and Beans bookmark as well!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2016090/bt-thank-you

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@Linda: They’re here — thank you so much (again)!

They’re beautiful — and actually bigger than I thought … what a wonderful surprise! As I said in my PM, I know they will be treasured, both by me and by the friend who’ll be receiving one of them as a present.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2000071/linda-they-re-here-thank-you-so-much-again   Beyond the 100th Meridian Project Page Reviews and […]

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Christmas Gifts: Books and Cat Stuff

My BFF happily raided my wishlist again … and found a few cat-related things to go with the books.  The placemat is part of a set (the rest of which I left at my mom’s apartment, since we’ll both be using these). And predictably, within minutes: “What do you mean, your Christmas stocking?  I sits […]

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Holiday Splurge 2015

The way things have been shaping up in the recent couple of months, the holiday season ending today was most likely my last real reprieve from fairly major (not to say time-consuming and persistent) work-related unpleasantness for the foreseeable future.   This being the case, I naturally decided to make the most of it: I […]

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