Christmas trees

Posted on December 11, 2012. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff | Tags: , , , , , |

Jenny and Maxine have been re-purposing books – make sure you go and see the real things at Blaxland and Springwood Libraries. A beautiful job ladies!

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What gingerbread men say about you

Posted on December 24, 2010. Filed under: Fun Stuff | Tags: |

No, they don’t gossip behind your back. This research, from The Garbing Reed Institute in Bern tells us that when faced with eating a gingerbread man, 76% of consumers feel some degree of guilt.

Question: Once you’ve got past your unease, how do you eat a gingerbread man?

  1.  Snapping off a limb (leg): Indicates a tentative nature, a desire to be liked and an unwillingness to be confrontational. Extremely insecure, often puts the needs of others before themselves.
  2. Snapping off a limb (arm): Confident and inclusive. An achiever who is prepared to act even if those actions might incur some risk. A leader who is comfortable making decisions.
  3. Biting off a limb (arm/leg): Biting off a limb from a whole gingerbread man suggests that the more negative traits indicated above can be more prevalent. Tentativeness leans towards sloth – decisiveness can tend to manifest itself as bossiness.
  4. Snapping off the head: Forthright, somewhat aggressive with narcissistic tendencies. Little regard for the views of others. Generally unaware of the effect ones actions are having on others.
  5. Biting off the head: Downright nasty bit of work (paraphrasing here). Self-centred despot with no time for the weak or those who do not conform. Destined for board level positions and early retirement on a fat pension.
  6. Breaking in half/random destruction: One of life’s dreamers. Happy to go with the flow and rub along. Can be prone to introspection, which might be interpreted as selfishness. Never knowingly upsets anyone – but never the first to volunteer.
  7. All in one go: Dr Baring didn’t actually address this one. But it’s not hard to interpret. Your just damn greedy!” – This was our old Border Collie, Derek Dog’s technique. We baked and decorated Gingerbread trees one Christmas, put a ribbon through a hole and hung them on the Christmas tree. We heard an odd noise as we went, then realised it was crunching – Derek was munching as we hung!!!

I’d make an educated guess and say the same or similar would apply to the eating of Jelly Babies.

Via Stephen’s Lighthouse blog.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas – Heidi X

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Books for Christmas??!!??!!

Posted on December 23, 2010. Filed under: Books | Tags: , |

This ungrateful little sir needs his bahooky skelped!

I’d never react that way to Books. And I never did. I am currently reading When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr to my daughter – given to me for Christmas 1973.

Here’s hoping there are lots of books in your Christmas.


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LibraryElf revisited

Posted on December 17, 2010. Filed under: Fun Stuff | Tags: |

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A Library Christmas Carol

Posted on December 17, 2010. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , |

the wikiman has posted an adaptation of Dicken’s best-loved Christmas story, A Library Christmas Carol. It is very clever. The story has the classic characters of Scrooge and Marley, but is updated to include online subscriptions, social media, the Ghosts of Libraries Past and other Library 2.0 stuff.


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