It’s Christmas, what a year

Posted: December 25, 2012 by tchannon in Blog


(c)1981 T N Channon

Rog (Tallbloke) and myself (Tim) wish readers and contributors well for the season and coming year.

Photo, you are looking at part of Mt Blanc, France, in September, no other reason than it’s a good photo worth sharing. Monte Rosso to the Italians, white or red, cheers.

Use this as an open thread if you like, things past, future, not fitting elsewhere.


  1. tallbloke says:

    Good call Tim.
    I’d just like to wish everyone well in this season.
    Stay warm, stay sane, stay sharp.

    Great photo by the way, I’ll add some from the Sierras tomorrow.

  2. tchannon says:

    Indeed so Rog, we both have issues off the blog. Wish you a peaceful night and season.

    This year for us is traditional, tree, first turkey for some time, get fed up with them on the blog, so it was off with his head. Trussed troll. Psst.. if anyone asks where wotsit went just tell ’em the turkey flounced. Amazing what you can do today with web hooks. Anti-virus wasn’t pleased though, ah well at least the anti-spam didn’t object.

    Wife bought me one of them snazzy NASA microwave things, let you know how it cooks. Thing though about trolls is they are self Basting. Can’t use tinfoil though.

    All things in moderation.

    Arfer Pillok

  3. Roy Martin says:

    Tim & Roger, may you both have a happy Christmas.

    Where did that glacier come from?

    Continue to lurk, hope to be back with a couple of possible posts sometime next year.

  4. A C Osborn says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year to both of you, your families and all the posters and lurkers on the blog.

  5. tallbloke says:

    Cheers all, enjoy the day.
    We have a bombshell revelation to make regarding Eric Steig and the ‘Nature’ journal Antarctic warming paper later. Keep calling back.

  6. Merry Xmas everybody!

  7. tchannon says:

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    Earlier I went into the garden, noticed a few late roses still struggling, that one, snip. Take inside for the table. This is a 50 year old floribunda, a glorious pink without being in the slightest vulgar. One more thing, given the warmth inside it does what this rose is made to do, it opens fully and pours out scent.

    Mostly cloudy here with some light rain, brief glimpses of an orb, around 8C, wind rising, all rather typical for December in England. Already needed to turn on the light. There is clear sky more grey than blue, banks of dark grey cloud as deep dusk approaches.