Dec 18, 2007

Santa Claus has been to town

Hello everyone! I made it home safely. As much as I enjoyed my travels, it's good to be home. I missed my family, and my cats and dogs, and being surrounded by all my books.

I had a wonderful time last weekend. Scotland surpassed my expectations, which were high to begin with. Edinburgh is quite possible the most beautiful city I've ever been to. I'll post some pictures later, of course. Right now I just want to share what I found waiting for me when I got home - my Secret Santa gift:

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Thank you so much, Jean Pierre! I always wanted to get one of the Discworld diaries, but I'd tell myself I might as well get the books I didn't yet have first. But now I am finally up to date on the books, so I was thinking of getting the 2008 diary. Luckily my Secret Santa did it first! Once again, thank you for this perfect gift!

I see that a lot of you also got your gifts in the time I was absent. I can't wait to find out what everyone got. I'll catch up on all your blogs soon, but I need to catch up on sleep first. I spent all of last night at the airport, so I'm quite exhausted.


  1. glad you had such a great time! (wish it was me! hehe)

    gawd.. the santa hats for the poppets are hysterical!! LOL.. that's great that you got a discworld diary!

  2. Oh fun, a planner! Guess it's about time to get one of those. :-)

  3. What a perfect gift for you!! Great job JP ;) Those Santa hats are too cute :) I'm so glad you had a good time Nymeth!!

  4. oh! so cute! the poppets have little santa hats to keep their heads warm.

    but oh yes, teh Lu-Tze Yearbook is great!


  5. I'm really looking forward to seeing your pictures from Edinburgh! I'm so glad you had a great time.
    And I love those Santa hats on the poppets! :)

  6. Cool I remember you wanting that diary when we got his newest book. I love the poppets in Christmas hats too, very cute.

  7. Yay, great secret santa gift! Well done JP!

    So glad you're back and that you enjoyed yourself.

  8. Deslily: I'm glad you liked the hats. I must confess I was laughing all the time while making them :P

    Em: I needed one for the new year... it's a perfect AND useful gift!

    Chris: It IS perfect, isn't it? I remember that the very first "talk" I had with JP was about Discworld, which makes this gift even greater!

    Dark Orpheus: Edinburgh indeed! Sigh, I miss it already. I was looking through the yearbook today and it does seem awesome!

    Tanabata: Pictures posted! I loved Edinburgh even more than I expected. I can't wait to go back to Scotland.

    Rhinoa: I remember that too. My Secret Santa got it just right!

    Carl: Thanks. I dare say that this was the best holiday ever!

  9. Great job, Jean Pierre!

    It must be wonderful to be home for a bit! Rest up. Have fun with your family. And get in lots of snuggle time with your four-legged loves.

  10. i'm really pleased you like it... :D

  11. Welcome home! I am glad you had a good time. And what a great gift! I'm so glad you decided to host the exchange. It was a great idea, Nymeth.

  12. aha--found my answer to a previous question. Glad you had such a great time in UK--your pictures of Scotland are gorgeous. I love the one of the bronze stag against the setting sun.


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