December 25th, 2003

ian

A fine place for Christmas

Someone said the other day that Wellington was going to be the only fine place in New Zealand for Christmas. I said Wellington was always a fine place for Christmas, but that wasn't what was meant.
In fact, it's rainy and windy but that won't stop us having a happy day. I'm just writing a few words before we go off to church. We've opened our first few presents, and very fine they are too. I'm particularly pleased to have received Schott's food and drink Miscellany, the sequel to last year's general book. I saw it in Dymock's the other day and decided not to buy because there was a chance it would arrive here...and it has!
The boys are carefully studying things they have received. Matthew is reading "While I live" and David was looking at "Grass for his pillow", while Christopher tells me that Scooby-Doo runs for about 83 minutes.
Coffee, breakfast and a shower before church...
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Christmas 2003

domel called while I was typing the last entry, so I called back and caught up with some Christmas news before we went off to church. It was a fairly traditional Christmas morning service, with carols and a short address and things. Once we were home, it was present opening time.

To watch

  • Gladiator
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Forgotten Silver
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Prisoner (though I got that early)

To read

  • The complete FAR SIDE
  • Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany
  • The World in 2004 by The Economist
  • Dragon book
  • other books

To play

  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Age of Mythology
  • Zeus / Poseidon

To communicate

  • A mobile phone for David
  • A mobile phone for Matthew
  • A mobile phone for Christopher

We spent the rest of the day after lunch doing what you do with Christmas presents. It's been a quiet Christmas Day, with the weather picking up as the day went on.