8 Dec 2007


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Each year under our Christmas tree we put up Mr. Gattino's very big Nativity scene. It was a whole village. In a stable was Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus laying in the crip.

One Christmas my mother decided to replace the ceramic Jesus (without asking of course) and bought 6 little Jesuses in marzipan. She took the ceramic baby out and put a marzipan Jesus in the crip.

Next morning the crip was empty. Of course she immediately suspected our little son to have eaten little Jesus. Little son was very upset and offended, he hadn't touched little Jesus.

With a suspicious glance on us (the parents) she put another marzipan Jesus in the crip. Next morning the same. The crip was empty. Now everybody was suspect to her even her husband, my father, who pretended to be the honesty in person, was suspect. He got very angry about that and we got into the right Christmas mood.

Now she had only one Jesus left and I was more and more intrigued by this strange happening. And then one afternoon when I went into the living room, what did I see ? Our dog Bianca who just leaked his moustache with satisfaction. The mistery was solved and the ceramic baby Jesus got back in his crip !

Our dog Bianca who died in 1988

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7 Dec 2007


What was the last game you purchased?

The last game ?? That must be an antique by now I don't even remember when and what. I don't like games except Roulette ! and we even have a little one to play at home.

Name something in which you don’t believe.

That is easy ! I don't believe in anything not even in bad luck ! Although there is my family and some very good friends I believe in. (and trust)

If you could choose a celebrity to be your boss, who would you pick?

Nobody, I don't like bosses, authorities or whatever. But if I had to choose one I take Charly Chaplin.

Main Course
What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?

Apparently I didn't learn anything because I don't remember any hard way

Describe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.

An empty mind.

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5 Dec 2007


13 Funny Christmas Quotes

1. The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband."

2. Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

3. Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we'll be seeing six or seven.

4. Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?

6. I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.

7. Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money

8. Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year

9. How do you know Santa has to be a man?
No woman is going to wear the same outfit year after year..

10.The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.

11. What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic.

12. Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present

13. From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.

I have got these 16 awards from my blogfriend Sanni at Coffee 2 go and thank her very much. I framed them together otherwise I would have to have opened a new blog !

and I feel that I should honor her with this award !

For Sanni !


Christmas Myspace Graphics

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4 Dec 2007


William and Kate - and the mystery of the giant diamond ring
Wearing a demure grey gown Prince William's girlfriend seemed in high spirits as she ran the event with her sister Pippa at The Shop at Bluebird in Chelsea. Kate's ring was on her middle finger, but that didn't stop speculation over who bought the dazzling jewel for her. I really don't care ! And who says that the stones are diamonds ? I have the same ring ! The british royal family members are copying me more and more ! Only my ring is with Zirkons and reporters especially male once are no precious stones specialists.

When you're a shock-tastic pop star who's done everything what's the last taboo left in your career? Get some sheep and dye them funny colours, of course.
It's the latest controversy surrounding pop nanna Madonna - the queen of pop recently did a shoot for Vogue Living which featured several of her pet sheep, which she had dyed in a rainbow of fashionable colours for the occasion. Oh ! How sweet ! what a nice idea ! I will suggest to the Waterloo's council to invite all farmers to paint their sheeps ! That would look so lovely in this grey weather ! No more winter depressions of the population and health care would safe money ! Now I am thinking of painting my 5 cats in pastel colors ! I am dreaming .....

Singer Hallyday to quit touring
Hallyday began his showbiz career when he was just 16. French rock star Johnny Hallyday is to retire from live performing following a farewell tour, he has revealed. The 64-year-old, who will hit the road for the last time in May 2009, said he still plans to record new music. Hallyday told French TF1 TV: "I've decided to stop. I made this decision, not an easy one, because there comes a day when you have to stop. That is absolutely true ! And he should do it right away and not wait until 2009 ! I have seen him on stage when he was 20 (I too, we have the same age) and I assure you he looked a little different ! He and Mick Jagger (not to talk about the other members of the group) are like politicians they do want to stay even when they officially have the retirement age ! Ah ! I imagine how it really happens, they hop and run around on stage and move their hips (which should be sexy) and hang on the microphone to keep them up and when the songs are finished they disappear and collapse breathless on the floor behind the curtain half dead, trying to get their breath back. Not to talk about the cricked hips and knees ! That's why after a show they don't show up again they have to recover for a couple of months !

Amazing find of dinosaur 'mummy'
Fossil hunters have uncovered the remains of a dinosaur that has much of its soft tissue still intact. What happens for the moment ?? Everybody finds a dinosaur and not me ! Even with cat Arthur digging in the garden ! When you go to a toy department in a store what do you see ? Dinosaur everwhere ! Yesterday I wanted to buy a donkey for the Christmas crip (Mr Gattino had complained that a donkey was missing) and what did I see "en masse" Dinosaur ! Now what should I do ? Put a dinosaur in the nativity scence to warm up baby Jesus ?

Indonesia criticised for its rate of deforestation
Couples in the Sragen region of Java in Indonesia have reportedly been told that they need to fund the planting of five trees if they want to get married. District officials say the programme is aimed at combating global warming. What are you waiting for ? Plant trees but before putting on you wedding dress !

Yeti prints' found near Everest
A US TV presenter says he and his team have found a series of footprints in the Everest region of Nepal resembling descriptions of the mysterious Yeti. Footprints ! Only footprints ! Didn't they know that my son went there wearing his diving flippers ? He has the same shoe size as the Yeti 48 !

Riina has been convicted of more than 100 murders

'Mafioso' held during TV arrest
TV drama became a real-life crisis for a suspected senior Mafia leader, as police seized him while he watched the dramatised arrest of an ex-godfather. What a coincidence ! Isn't that romantic ? But honnestly the mafiosi in the Godfather movie were much more handsome ! He really doesn't look like a Marlon Brando !

Insurers ban Santa's sleigh ride
A local firm has stepped in to replace Santa's sleigh with a bus. Santa Claus has been banned from riding his sleigh through a market town because of health and safety fears. What ? that's a shame ! This insurance company should offer him the insurance fee as a gift for Christmas !

US police file beard ban lawsuit
The lawsuit names Houston city and its police department. Four police officers in Texas have filed a lawsuit arguing that a ban on wearing beards is discriminatory.The department imposed the ban in 2005, saying gas masks could not be sealed over facial hair in bioterror attacks.
That's a good idea ! I will suggest the same to the Belgian government ! I don't like beards and as we have daily bioterror attacks it would be a good excuse to shave them all !

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3 Dec 2007


The posts about my visit to the historical sites in Egypt are here today "THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS & HATSHEPSUT"

Robinella who hosts Fun Monday today wanted to safe us from any effort "In honor of exhaustion, color and self-love" she wants us to dig through our blog files and show our best effort !

Only the idea to go through 487 posts has exhausted me. How should I know what was my best ?? To safe my energy and in order to protect myself from overwork and preserve my health, I decided to write a new post to make the round number of 488 posts and propose to volonteers to read the 487 posts and tell me what was the best. I can publish it then again.

For Manic Monday the word "Ship" or "to ship" doesn't say me anything either during Christmas time. I don't go on a ship and celebrate Christmas there and I don't ship parcels either but .... I found something.

On saturday I wanted to start my Christmas decoration and for this purpose I sent Mr. Gattino to the basement to look for them packed in separated cartons for advent and house decoration and for the tree.

Grumbling something like "where is this @#'%$ stuff" he returned with a carton. I opened it .... It was the easter decoration ! You can imagine my surprise when instead of a nativity scene and angels I found Easter bunnies and eggs ! Suggesting him to open his eyes and look, I sent him down again. He disappeared with increased grumblings and finally returned with the right cartons. He dropped them on the floor and asked me where the Christmas tree was. I told him that we only need it in two weeks and not now, but he didn't remember where he had put it and I didn't either. We hadn't used anything last year because we went on holidays.

At this moment the harmonious and loving Christmas mood started. We argued who had put the tree away and where ! (since a few years we have an articficial one because of the cats) Of course he had put it away but he said that I had told him where to put it. We watched each other like bulls looking at a red cloth, I dropped my Christmas decoration and we went both like two stubborn elephants and with the same elegance to the basement.

Now Easter really started, that's why he had brought me the easter decoration carton probably ! We were looking for the tree like looking for an easter egg. After long and @|#%$ friendly arguing he finally found it behind the deepfreeze in the basement. Why behind the deepfreeze ? Of course he pretended that I had told him to put it there. For what ? To keep it fresh ? Anyway at least we knew now where it was. Satisfied we both climbed up the stairs and I could finally start with my decoration.

But to use the word ship I can only say that while busy with my decoration I just wanted to "ship" him to hell !

and here is the result :

cash advance
Reading level : Genius
Happy to announce to you that for the first time in my life I have a genius brain !