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25 December 2008 @ 09:16 pm
On the first day of Christmas, Blamebrampton gave to me ...  
Two blackboards, and a pair of fat chickadees ...





Well, chickens really ...

The chickens come from Oxfam, you can read about them here ...  and here ... while the blackboards are from CARE Australia, however I fear I cocked up my email address as I have still not received an ecard from them. But they go to schools in developing countries and are a great low-tech way of teaching children and adults!

And yes, there will be presents every day between now and Twelfth Night! (It is quite probable that after a few days of this, the definition of 'present' will be stretched to its limits and people will be receiving limericks. At which point, remember that I started well with chickens!)


 
 
 
Seshetasesheta_66 on December 25th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
:D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 25th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
I am telling myself that they will be keeping the chickens for the EGGS! Happy Christmas/Late Solstice/Early New Year!
It's a Deensedeensey on December 25th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
THEY WILL! THEY WILL KEEP THEM FOR THE EGGS!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 25th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)
Until they die of great old age!
(no subject) - deensey on December 25th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
pingridpingrid on December 25th, 2008 11:03 am (UTC)
What a fantastic idea, Brammers! I love those kinds of gifts, but it's never occurred to me to do an flist thing with them. Inspired! And thank you. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 25th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
I stole it from shu_shu_sleeps, who took the idea from deense, who cottoned onto the Oxfam chicken as a pressie when I asked for one for my 40th (and she gave me an actual present too, because she's fabulous). Cheerfully circular!

And you are very welcome!
(no subject) - pingrid on December 25th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on December 25th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pingrid on December 25th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - azurelunatic on December 25th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Meredythmeredyth_13 on December 25th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
I think you're doing an eggscelent job of Christmas!

*hugs*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 25th, 2008 11:09 am (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You sounds as though you've been into the egg nog ;-)
(no subject) - meredyth_13 on December 25th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on December 25th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
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women's lasers: abfab - patsysarcasticpixie on December 25th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Hullo, chickens!

I bought a case of Gemtree shiraz as emergency gifts, and after killing bottle #2 with my mom and our friend last night, I noticed that $2 per bottle went to Greening Australia. I have contributed $24 towards your wetlands! My amateur philanthropy just went international!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 26th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
On behalf of the Australian people, I think you and your mother and say that your mild dipsomania has been put towards a good cause! Yay you! Happy Holidays!
Leela: snowflakeleela_cat on December 25th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
They're brilliant gifts.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 26th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Thanks, Leela! And a Happy New Year!
uminohikariuminohikari on December 25th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I see only one blackboard..
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 26th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Yes, two took up too much space in the post ...
snottygrrl on December 25th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
i sense the best twelve days of christmas eveh. thanks for sharing, hon!

and can i tell you how gleeful it makes me to have someone around that actually understands when the twelve days are? ecstatic. seriously.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 26th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
I can count!

And it's going to be grim by the end, I can tell ...
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on December 25th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
That's fabulous, I particularly like the blackboards - gosh sometimes I miss them - chalk was messy, but its soooo nice to write with - even if the little darlings would then grizzle - "we can't read your writing Mrs R....." yes I was single when I was teaching, but in a school full of married female teachers so the kids all called me Mrs too :)

I am looking forward to twelve days of benevolent gifts - even the limmericks which are also benevolent gifts as they share joy and laughter with the readers - VERY important gift that!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 26th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Blackboards RULE! And I stole the idea from this v smart woman ...

I am afraid it will be mostly words and photos, fingers crossed I will be paid in time for a few more chickens ...