Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Rotund-Her from Down Under

In case you hadn't noticed, Christmas is just a couple of days away so last night, we buggered the carbon footprint, piled into the car and did our usual Christmas Light vigil and visited some of the 'illuminating' homes in the backwaters of our suburb.

Tacky, oh yes! Gaudy? definitely. Tasteless? Absolutely but so much fun and little sign that people are paring back because of impending recession. Hey, we need a little Christmas -right this very minute!

This will be the last post for a couple of days as preparations take over. So wishing you all a very Merry, wonderful and safe Christmas. I know for some, it will be bittersweet and for others it will be a fantastic connection with friends and family. Thank you all for your comments throughout the year and hopefully, you'll keep stopping by.








So from the Rotund-her from Down Under . . . Season's Greetings!

26 comments:

laughingwolf said...

thx baino... and season's blessings to you and yours

Melissa said...

Thank you! And to you and yours, Baino! I loved these shots and just finished reading the post about the horses -- what a beauty. And, boy, does he like cars. ;) Have a super holiday and a happy, healthy 2009!
xo

Megan said...

Merry Christmas, Baino (and Adam and Clare)! Those are some pretty amazing decorations in your hood.

Enjoy your week.

xo from California

Annie Ha said...

Happy Christmas & Merry New Year. With love!

Clare said...

Merry fucky michriss! I love the shiny lights, how many times we oooo-ed and aaaaahhhhh-ed! THe simple things!

Miles McClagan said...

Merry Xmas, congrats on having way more spirit than I do!

jackmcmad said...

Have a great Christmas Baino and a Happy New Year.

Thriftcriminal said...

Man. And that's in the warm. Weird.

Look forward to your post Christmas posts, have a good one!

steph said...

And a bright, sparkly Christmas to you too, Baino

Go carefully with the sparkly or they may be "Chunder Down Under"

(((hugs)))

Ropi said...

Happy Holidays! By the way I agree with the harsh punishment about the traffic lights. You can cause lethal accidents on the road. So people like that deserves harsh punishment. I like strictness.

ian said...

Hi Baino,

There is a hospital in Dublin called the Rotunda, aptly named because being a maternity hospital, it is full of Rotund-Hers.

Nollaig Shona (or whatever it is) and commiserations because your days are getting shorter.

Grannymar said...

Happy Daiquiris!
Happy Families!
Happy Sunshine!
Happy Days!

What did I forget….?

Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2009 Baino!

Ces said...

Aww, they are festive. There are more kitschy stuff everywhere and for no special reason at all.

Merry Christmas my dearest.

Bear Naked said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
From my blog to yours.
Bear((( )))

Nancy said...

Hi Baino.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a very Happy and HEALTHY 2009.....

I love to read your blog. I don't comment much because I'm usually too busy either laughing or crying at what you have written...

Miladysa said...

Merry Christmas to YOU and Yours Baino x

Gledwood said...

Oh I love that kind of vulgarity. What on earth it looks like glistering in the sun by day I hesitate know...

... sorry I have not been by very much life has a way of circumthingymerbogging things. Someone (probably a binary gremlin) doesn't want us talking for when I did get through earlier only for the computer to crash on me the minute I clicked your name!

Anyway I also called by to wish you a Very Merry one indeed and a Superlative 2009

All the best now!

;->...

xx

Quickroute said...

Couldn't have taken you more than five minutes to throw that lot together - LOL! - Happy Xmas Baino!

kj said...

these shots are enough to get anybody in the holiday spirit! i wish you a wonderful time with your family and friends, baino. getting to know you has been a terrific pleasure for me this year!

:)

Jefferson Davis said...

Love the photos! Merry Christmas, Baino. :)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Love these pics - must do the "light run" tonight!

Skipping through the blogosphere to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the festive season! xxx

Ernest de Cugnac said...

your xmas is either about to start or about to end, can't remember which, but peace and happiness to you.

i beati said...

Thanks for that tour loved the look on the deer's face..sk

Bimbimbie said...

I think the look on that Deer's face says it all ... wonder if he's got a hangover now ;)

kj said...

well? well? did you have a grand holiday?

:)

gaudiumdegaea said...

There is one down the street from us, it's the ugliest thing I have ever seen, not cute like the ones in your photos. I will see if I can take a photo before they take the stuff down (won't be soon enough).
Hope you had a great Christmas Day and are enjoying your Boxing One. (hehe I read your note on FB about not wanting to move today, I can't blame you, it was in every way an over-indulgence day).
Happy Christmas and Wonderful Festive Season wishes to you and Clare and Adam.
Gx