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Beatriz Fontana
21st Dec 2008, 07:57
A very happy Yuletide to one and all, be you Pagan or merely in need of an excuse for more feasting!

Today, back in the northern homeland. Starting the day with a hike on the cliffs after breakfast (with black pudding), a few bevvies then a hike in the woods for logs for the fire tonight, followed by a candlelit feast of chicken, gammon, game and an array of veg and alcohol. Finished with fruit pudding and Stilton with lashings of cream. And more alcohol. Then we retire to exchange gifts beside the tree. Perfect!

21st Dec 2008, 08:35
That is about as near perfect a day as one can get Beatriz.
Season's greetings to you and yours.

21st Dec 2008, 08:35
Just had a small family long lunch by the water, on the deck, with seafood, salad and white wine (as you do in this climate )

Driving 900km tomorrow to continue much of the same.

Merry Yuletide all round!!


21st Dec 2008, 08:48
You could feed an African village for years with that lot Beatrice :{
Some things may be a bit rich for them but they would get used to it.

21st Dec 2008, 08:56
Here is a selection of Seasonal registrations - can you come up with any more ?

Seasons Greetings
G-MERI PA28 Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, G-MERI, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1033015/)
G-XMAS PA28RT Piper PA-32RT-300 Lance II, G-XMAS, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1033823/)

G-ESUS Rotoway Rotorway 162F Exec, G-ESUS, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1056187/)
G-CRIB R44 Robinson R-44 Raven, G-CRIB, private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1005771/)
G-HOLY Diplomate Socata ST10 Diplomate, G-HOLY, private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1004950/)
G-STAR Aerostar Piper PA-60-601P Aerostar, G-STAR, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086163/)
G-WISE PA28 Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, G-WISE, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1081187/)

In French
G-Noel AS350 Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil, G-NOEI (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1077727/)

Modern Day & Presents
G-HOHO Sanata Balloon Colt SS Santa Claus, G-HOHO, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1032751/)
G-GIFT PA28 http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086167/
G-SLEA CAP10 Mudry CAP-10B, G-SLEA, private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086165/)
G-RAIN Maule Maule M-5-235C Lunar Rocket, G-RAIN, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1055134/)
G-DEER R22 Robinson R-22 Beta, G-DEER, PRIVATE (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1012871/)
G-SNOW Balloon Cameron N-77, G-SNOW(1), Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086221/)
G-SNOW(2) Balloon Cameron N-77, G-SNOW(2), Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086344/)
G-LOCO R44 Air-Britain : G-LOCO (http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=G-LOCO&u=reg)

For life not for Christmas

G-DOGG Bulldog Bulldog

Last Minute Shopping
G-DASH RC1142 Commander 112A, G-DASH, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1125065/)

Food & Drink
G-ICES Cone Balloon Thunder Cone - special shape, G-ICES, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1021557/)
G-BEER Isaacs Fury
Air-Britain : g-beer (http://www.abpic.co.uk/results.php?q=g-beer&fields=reg&sort=latest&limit=10)
G-WINE Balloon Thunder and Colt Ax7-77, G-WINE, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086170/)
G-NUTS PNUT Balloon Cameron Balloon Mr Peanut SS, G-NUTS, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1007127/)
G-DATE a109 Agusta A-109C, G-DATE (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1012498/)
G-BIRD Pitts Pitts S-1C Special, G-BIRD, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1056056/)
G-TURK Balloon
Air-Britain : G-TURK (http://www.abpic.co.uk/results.php?q=G-TURK&fields=reg&sort=latest&limit=10)
G-BEEF Balloon Thunder Ax6.56, G-BEEF, British Meat (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1025764/)
G-WSKY Enstrom Enstrom F-280C, G-WSKY, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1023084/)
G-PUDS Europa Europa, G-PUDS, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1020605/)

For the wife / girlfriend
G-GOLD Balloon Terrys Choc's Thunder 56A, G-GOLD (http://abpic.co.uk/photo/1035662/)

G-TREE Jet reanger Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger III, G-TREE, private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1005724/)
G-HOLY Diplomate Socata ST10 Diplomate, G-HOLY, private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1004950/)
G-BALZ Bell 212 Bell 212, G-BALZ, Bristow Helicopters Ltd (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1036456/)

G-AMEN PA18 Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub, G-AMEN, Private (http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1086186/)

Beatriz Fontana
21st Dec 2008, 16:45
Hic! No, wait, hic! I've just exploded a walnut across the carpet!

You see, as pagans, we have 11 more days of indulgence to go! Care to join me?? :ok:

21st Dec 2008, 18:02
From the g/f bb, and bb.
From me, Seasonal Greetings :)