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Merry Christmas to all…

December 24th 2007 in Uncategorized

It’s Christmas Eve and my holiday break is about to begin.  We (myself, my long-suffering hubby, and our two teenage offspring who, by the way, insist that at 16 and 18 years of age they are not too old to have a Christmas Stocking at the end of the bed) have the pleasure of the company of more family members this year than has been the case for a very long time, therefore my plans are to *not* blog between now and 2 January 2008.  Instead, I’ll be baking pumpkin pies and making English Trifle, overseeing BBQs, unwrapping presents, retrieving cats from the top of Christmas trees, rescuing said cats from the tender affections of my 2 year old nephew, sampling a wide range of whiskeys, watching myriad DVDs, and generally having a fantastic, non-computer, time.

I will be checking my email once a day or so and keeping an eye on the world of malicious Flash banner advertisements, but please don’t expect a response during my break period unless there’s a real urgency – rest assured, though, that I’ll have a lot of info to share in the New Year [;)]

I hope to see all of my readers on the flip-side, and wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – of course, if you don’t happen to celebrate Christmas or believe in St Nick then please translate the previous sentence to suit your particular preferences.

Stay safe, stay happy, and be nice to each-other.

Now… somebody pass me an eggnog – I’ve got some relaxing to do…


3 comments to...
“Merry Christmas to all…”

Doug Woodall

Merry Christmas to you Sandi,
Best wishes to you and yours,

Vincenzo Di Russo [MVP]

Merry Christmas to you and to everyone in your family, Sandi 🙂

Johanna Herrmann


I am an Australian living in China (72 years old)  and rely a lot on emailing.

I had a rotten Xmas, because I couldn’t open my yahoo IN box.

I had a guy from the online service provider here, but he couldn’t help me, as my gmail IN works.

So, I took my laptop to a 5* hotel *(where they speak English) and there was no problems with my yahoo IN box.

Can you advise me what I should do  to fix this problem.

I tried to switch off the Norton firewall  —   for 5 hours  —-   but couldn’t switch off pishing ????

So, I don’t know what to do.

Johanna Herrmann

melbourne888au @ gmail.com

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