Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Weather wise, Christmas 2017 is shaping up much like Christmas 2016.  That is, snow on the ground and bloody cold outside temperatures.  With those conditions, a White Christmas is almost certain.  As I type out this post, the sun is low on the southern horizon in the northern, midwinter sky.  Clear skies allow the slight, warming rays of the winter sun to penetrate my south facing office window and alight on my keyboard.  The sun's faint warmth in 10 degree F conditions is magnified by the glass in the window providing a perfect situation for enjoying a bit of tranquility before the delightful chaos that accompanies Christmas festivities arrives.

Perhaps it is time for a long winter's nap?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

36 comments:

  1. And Merry Christmas to you too, Jonathan

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    1. Merry Christmas! I look to you for many new and interesting BatReps in 2018.

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  2. Grey and wet here in the North of the U.K. , all the best to you and yours for Christmas , Tony

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  3. Ho, Ho, Ho...Merry Christmas Jon, and Happy Holidays!

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  4. Lovely vignette for a Merry Christmas 🎄.

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    1. A photo of the library with tree before he onslaught.

      Merry Christmas, Ed!

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    1. Happy Christmas to you, Markus!

      Looking forward to seeing more work on your outstanding SYW project in 2018.

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  6. No snow here in the UK and a rather mild 10 degrees, so everyone should be able to make their destinations for wherever Christmas Day takes them.

    Thanks for a year of strong blogging and support of others blogs and a personal note of thanks for getting involved with the TF-ON rules.

    Best Wishes for Christmas. Norm.

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    1. Norm, I thank YOU for your continued support and encouragements for my efforts here at PWJ. Always very much appreciated! Expect other scenarios for TF-ON from me in 2018.

      Merry Christmas!

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  7. Have a great Christmas Jonathan and thanks for your support throughout the blog-o-sphere this year.

    Weather wise - it's warm enough for cycling here so a winter training opportunity :)

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    1. Merry Christmas!

      You are fortunate to have good, outdoor cycling weather in December. Not so for me! Very cold with snow and ice on the roads.

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  8. Nice photo, mild here have a great Christmas!
    Best Iain

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    1. Merry Christmas, Iain! Thanks for your continued support and encouragements throughout 2017!

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  9. Have a Happy Christmas Jonathan. That picture captures the calm before the storm very nicely.

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    1. Aaron! Very good to see you dropping in for a comment! It seems like a long time, my friend. Hope all is well with you.

      Merry Christmas!

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  10. And to you and yours. Thanks for all the contributions you made here and elsewhere throughout the year.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Bill!

      I still remember quite fondly your Enfilade! Napoleonic game so many years ago. That was great fun and you were a seasoned GM.

      Thank you for stopping in to contribute. Always much appreciated!

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  11. All the very best to you and your family, Jon - looks very festive. A nap sounds good too! I'm having a break from setting the table for lunch tomorrow - it's going well enough, but I think I'd better give the premier cutlery an extra polish...! That will justify a refill of my wine glass, I think.

    Have a splendid Christmas.

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    1. If you are performing extra work before going into holiday battle, an extra wine ration is well deserved and expected!

      Merry Christmas!

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  12. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  13. It is a sunny 30C in Fiji with happy hour approaching!

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  14. Merry Christmas to you, Jon! I'm going to settle my brain for a long winter's nap.

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  15. A Merry Christmas to you and most happy New years too!

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  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jon!
    With snow from 10 PM on the 24th to 9 AM today, it is an (uncommon) White Christmas in Southern New England this year as well.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, Peter!

      Very good that you can enjoy a White Christmas for a change! We added three inches of the white stuff to the base overnight.

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  17. Happy holidays to you too, Jonathan! Hope that the new year serves you and your well!

    Best wishes,
    Aaron

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