Secret Santa 2021! Tell us if you sent and when you got!

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Postby Jumper K » 25 Dec 2021, 11:10

Wow. Great research Santa. I received Stonards Creation - art since the beginning and a book on Turner. Also a massive tome on American art in the 20th century. Fabulous, and all will stand me in good stead when I retire next year and start an Art History degree.

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Postby Neige » 25 Dec 2021, 12:39

I remember a time when there were so many participants that - postage info making it impossible to remain a secret Santa in my case - I decided to have someone in Britain forward my parcel to my giftee.

With just us 5, that would have been difficult, and I could hardly close my eyes on clues revealing my presents' origin. Thanks kath!!!

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All kinds of typical Louisiana food (only the recipe is missing), a beer cooler and some Saints fan stuff...

To be honest, I was kinda hoping I'd get some of these amazing multicolored candies you sent me last time round, but I'm still very very chuffed!! ;)
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Postby kath » 27 Dec 2021, 13:44

what a generous secret santa i didst get!

i got a tee shirt from longwell records
music cds of local bands i am assuming lovelove
a music mag, crack
a lovely festive christmas mouse
cheeeese! oh i am such a cheese freak. the christmas mouse cannot have the cheese.
a mask with red-nosed reindeers festooned thereupon
and
a christmas card from hetty the hedgehog.

i'm thinkin this is ballsy bristol, and we know what that means. bouncebouncejump. i think i'm right, anyway. regardless, i love my loot. thank yewwwww secret santa.

and thank yew minnie for running it all.

::smacksmack::

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Postby kath » 27 Dec 2021, 13:52

Neige wrote:I remember a time when there were so many participants that - postage info making it impossible to remain a secret Santa in my case - I decided to have someone in Britain forward my parcel to my giftee.

With just us 5, that would have been difficult, and I could hardly close my eyes on clues revealing my presents' origin. Thanks kath!!!

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All kinds of typical Louisiana food (only the recipe is missing), a beer cooler and some Saints fan stuff...

To be honest, I was kinda hoping I'd get some of these amazing multicolored candies you sent me last time round, but I'm still very very chuffed!! ;)


you are quite welcome. i decided to give you a kind of day in the food life of louisiana, mwhaha. all from the market half a mile from my homestead. there are probably very basic recipes on the packages themselves, although if you want a thorough recipe for, say, red beans and rice, just ask. of course, a few things need no recipe, like zapp's voodoo chips. by the way, my bro-in-law sam and i fight all the time over the hot sauce issyew. i am a crystal girl; he's a tabasco bastard. so ya got both.

the multicolored candies? hmmm... do you mean salt water taffy? i did have a box of those but i done et it. now i know, though, so if i get you again, i'll stock ya up. mwhaha.

the saints need all the mojo they can get. we're down to our 4th string quarterback. sigh.

merry merry!!

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Postby Neige » 27 Dec 2021, 14:13

Yeah, thanks Minnie for organising (really hope you'll get your package soon), thanks again kath (exactly, salt water taffy, that's what it was... amazing!!)

...and thanks to DD and Jumper K for still sticking to this blessed tradition.


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Postby Jumper K » 28 Dec 2021, 08:06

kath wrote:what a generous secret santa i didst get!

i got a tee shirt from longwell records
music cds of local bands i am assuming lovelove
a music mag, crack
a lovely festive christmas mouse
cheeeese! oh i am such a cheese freak. the christmas mouse cannot have the cheese.
a mask with red-nosed reindeers festooned thereupon
and
a christmas card from hetty the hedgehog.

i'm thinkin this is ballsy bristol, and we know what that means. bouncebouncejump. i think i'm right, anyway. regardless, i love my loot. thank yewwwww secret santa.

and thank yew minnie for running it all.

::smacksmack::

I'm glad you enjoyed the swag! I tried to keep it local. I nixed the idea of sending you a gallon of cider though, the postage would have been horrific.
Have a great New Year Kath.
Thanks to Min and the other select participants. Here's to next year.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Dec 2021, 14:21

I got a fleece type thing. Thanks Santa. :D
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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 Dec 2021, 14:23

Jumper K wrote:Wow. Great research Santa. I received Stonards Creation - art since the beginning and a book on Turner. Also a massive tome on American art in the 20th century. Fabulous, and all will stand me in good stead when I retire next year and start an Art History degree.


Really sorry Frank - completely ran out of time. I knew you'd been showing a keen interest in art so, did a little research with Bryan, came up with those books. Nothing else - not even card. I feel a bit of a fraud but I just had to get it to you direct from Amazon. Hope you enjoy them - they're good books, at least!
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So low below a laser sun,
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 28 Dec 2021, 15:30

Diamond Dog wrote:I got a fleece type thing. Thanks Santa. :D


Not from me you didn’t!!! :(
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Postby Jumper K » 28 Dec 2021, 22:45

Diamond Dog wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Wow. Great research Santa. I received Stonards Creation - art since the beginning and a book on Turner. Also a massive tome on American art in the 20th century. Fabulous, and all will stand me in good stead when I retire next year and start an Art History degree.


Really sorry Frank - completely ran out of time. I knew you'd been showing a keen interest in art so, did a little research with Bryan, came up with those books. Nothing else - not even card. I feel a bit of a fraud but I just had to get it to you direct from Amazon. Hope you enjoy them - they're good books, at least!

They are just the ticket Pete. Fantastic.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 29 Dec 2021, 16:45

Minnie Cheddars wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I got a fleece type thing. Thanks Santa. :D


Not from me you didn’t!!! :(


Well it came from an address in Texas... I assumed that must be from you? If not.... I've not received it yet?
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 29 Dec 2021, 20:52

Diamond Dog wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:I got a fleece type thing. Thanks Santa. :D


Not from me you didn’t!!! :(


Well it came from an address in Texas... I assumed that must be from you? If not.... I've not received it yet?


Was the box wrapped in tape with pictures of sea creatures on it? If so that’s mine. But I did NOT send you a fleece!!!!

In other news I missed a delivery from a package with Neige’s name on it so that’s at the post office.
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Re: Secret Santa 2021! Tell us if you sent and when you got!

Postby kath » 29 Dec 2021, 21:54

Jumper K wrote:
kath wrote:what a generous secret santa i didst get!

i got a tee shirt from longwell records
music cds of local bands i am assuming lovelove
a music mag, crack
a lovely festive christmas mouse
cheeeese! oh i am such a cheese freak. the christmas mouse cannot have the cheese.
a mask with red-nosed reindeers festooned thereupon
and
a christmas card from hetty the hedgehog.

i'm thinkin this is ballsy bristol, and we know what that means. bouncebouncejump. i think i'm right, anyway. regardless, i love my loot. thank yewwwww secret santa.

and thank yew minnie for running it all.

::smacksmack::

I'm glad you enjoyed the swag! I tried to keep it local. I nixed the idea of sending you a gallon of cider though, the postage would have been horrific.
Have a great New Year Kath.
Thanks to Min and the other select participants. Here's to next year.


have a great new year yerself. i love my swag.

yes, here's to next year. this is a right lovely and happifying tradition.

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 02 Jan 2022, 03:33

I’ve been spoilt rotten by lovely Neige and his good lady. A ton of beautiful foodstuffs, CD and a book, all wrapped with such lovely care that I shed a tear! And the icing on the cake - a gorgeous mouse made out of felt by Ms. Neige that is just about the damned cutest thing I ever saw. It’s up on the bookshelf gazing down at us!

Thank you so much you lovely fella!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.