SECRET SANTA 2017- Reveal!

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Re: SECRET SANTA 2017- Record when sent please!

Postby kath » 28 Dec 2017, 02:13

yer a wonderful secret santa, you are. a lovely christmas card *and* a lovely postcard (radical action to unseat the hold of monkey mind!)... annnnnnd the four-disc bill wyman white lightnin solo box (!!!!) yum! ooooof! maximum stones-related vinyl. i have never owned these, although i heard the first one spinnin regularly in my wayward yute, complete and replete with all those guest musicians after my own kathish heart. *sigh* what a fantastic and thoughtful gift. thank you so much, BCB santa. ::smack::

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Postby German Dave » 28 Dec 2017, 14:35

A belated thank you to Maarts for the gifts he really didn't have to send but did. That Tile keys/phone locator is going to be a life-saver. The amount of times I can't find my keys in the morning! Great little Joey Ramone figure, an Aussie psych double CD and an Xmas mash-up disc, too?

You, sir, are a gent. Merry Christmas!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 30 Dec 2017, 03:36

I was thrilled to get a copy of 'The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie and the other 1970s' - long on my bucket list and now by my bed for nightly delight. I'm made up.
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Postby The Write Profile » 31 Dec 2017, 01:36

Thank you SS for the incredibly thoughtful gifts: a collection of Dr John's albums, a Penguin-shaped container full of candy and some New Orleans Saints memorabilia. I shall wear the latter with pride. Cheers! :D
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Postby martha » 01 Jan 2018, 23:59

Santa sent me and the family a lovely assortment of wonders.
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The snowglobe was frozen on arrival but under the tree it thawed nicely.
So far I've only made it through the Tyburn Tree and the cheese and chocolates which the husband and kiddo and I ate for a little new years feast last night. Thank you very much Santa.
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Postby German Dave » 02 Jan 2018, 22:15

When's the reveal?
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Postby The Red Heifer » 02 Jan 2018, 23:28

I got a CD by a band called Denims and a 2018 diary! Cheers SS!
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Postby never/ever » 05 Jan 2018, 02:42

Still nothing here. I don't hope my Secret Santa has done something that may have fallen foul with the ever alert Border Patrol here....

Might as well do the reveal now.
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Postby savoirefaire » 05 Jan 2018, 05:07

Sorry for the late reply! I received mine on boxing day but haven't been able to pick it up from the post office which shuts early here. Thanks in advance SS!
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Postby never/ever » 08 Jan 2018, 07:28

YES!!!!!

Finally the package arrived, carefully wedged between the screen and front door to avoid the rain getting in!

Thanks very much to my SS who was kind enough to pass on:

- The Be Bop DeLux At The BBC Anthology set
- My Mind Goes High- Psychedelic Pop From The WEA-vaults
- Zeth Lundy's book Songs In The Key Of Life- a nice compendium to the Stevie Wonder album.
- Nate Jackson- Slow Getting Up- a down by down-account from a former Niners/Broncos WR - really look forward to this one~!
- A book titled Wallingford Through Time- the English version of Warwick Farm methinks
- and, absolutely amazingly, the Roger Dean stamp collection of Islands & Bridges- one he can sign when I see him at the end of the month!

Thanks so much! Absolutely worth the wait!
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Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Jan 2018, 21:13

Reveal tomorrow morning.

Sorry everyone but have been doing 12-14 hour shifts looking after Mum at hospital.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Jan 2018, 02:36

Diamond Dog wrote:Reveal tomorrow morning.

Sorry everyone but have been doing 12-14 hour shifts looking after Mum at hospital.


Hope all is ok love.Fucking hell.
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Postby Neige » 09 Jan 2018, 13:23

Diamond Dog wrote:Reveal tomorrow morning.

Sorry everyone but have been doing 12-14 hour shifts looking after Mum at hospital.


Oh, sorry to hear that, Pete, sending best wishes northwest-wards.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 09 Jan 2018, 13:59

Diamond Dog wrote:Reveal tomorrow morning.

Sorry everyone but have been doing 12-14 hour shifts looking after Mum at hospital.

I hope there is good news soon x
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Postby German Dave » 09 Jan 2018, 18:39

All the best to your mum, Pete. Don't be worrying about the reveal too much if you've got important stuff like your mum's health to be thinking about.
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Postby never/ever » 10 Jan 2018, 08:27

All the very best Pete. And thanks for all too!
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Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Jan 2018, 09:00

Reveal : sender name first, recipient second .

Diamond Dog - Never Ever
Minnie - Jimbo
Tom Waits For No One - Kath
Martha - Toomanyhatz
Jimbo - Griff
Kath - The Write Profile
Griff - Neige
Jumper K Balls - Martha
The Write Profile - Minnie
Never Ever - Tom Waits For No One
The Red Heifer - Jumper K Balls
Toomanyhatz - Savoirefaire
Neige - Diamond Dog
Savoirefaire - The Red Heifer.

I'm hoping by now everyone has received their prezzie?

Thanks to everyone for participating and keeping this nicest of BCB traditions going. :D
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Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Jan 2018, 09:34

And thank you very much re Mum.... very much appreciated.
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Postby Jimbo » 10 Jan 2018, 14:44

Minnie, thank you so much! I forgot to mention the cactus pen. The other day my wife wanted a pen and I brought her a toy cactus. Boy, did she chuckle when I showed her the pen tip.
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Postby martha » 11 Jan 2018, 14:48

The Bristol Calendar was my clue it was Jumper. Thank you so much! Everyone loved the chocolates and cheese. Veronica held the reindeer snowglobe hostage for the last Malteaser snowman (I ransomed him back for half the snowman and my last Lindt santa), and we all had fun looking through the movie cards (No Harold and Maude in the bunch - scandalous!, but Brokeback Mountain and Princess Bride almost made up for it...) and I'm still working my way through the CD's. Thank you Balls!

Pete, once again thank you for organizing this. SMOOCH.
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