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Rejoice! We Have Licked COVID. ‘Christmas Revels’ In Cambridge, MA, Will Happen In 2021!


by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. I got this in an e-mail from ‘Revels’ this morning.

This made me so, so, so HAPPY. Wow. Best news of 2021. Confirmation that life is going back to NORMAL. Rejoice!

Of all of the COVID-induced tribulations of 2020, the one that impacted I the MOST was not being able to go to ‘Christmas Revels’ in Cambridge. I was crushed. My Christmas/New Year are NOT complete without Revels — Revels in Cambridge. I moped about this for months!

I had been hoping, in private, that Revels will be back in December 2021. Appears that it will.

Wow. I am so, so, so HAPPY. Did I already say that. This is great. This is fabulous.

Lego Advent Calendars For 1998, 2006 & 2020 Completed.

by Anura Guruge


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The 1998 (very 1st Lego advent) to the left & 2006 (year ‘she’ was born) to the right.


The 1998  now on the right & 2020 on the LEFT.


You can see how they have evolved.

The very 1st, in 1998, was CLASSIC lego (of the time), CUTE & simple. They didn’t have many ‘shapes’/’models’. There were at least 5 planes.

By 2006 they had got more sophisticated. Of the three, that is probably the best.

2020 is just cheap & tacky.

We have 6 others too! Smile.


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Made From Scratch (i.e., Clay), Dried & Hand Painted Toadstools By Teischan (14).

by Anura Guruge



Yes, another Christmas present. This one for her sister.

One of many of her artistic gifts this year — which included my painting & the hand painted sneakers (which you can see above).

This was her FIRST foray with clay. I had no idea she was working with clay. This blew me away. She could easily sell these. They are so cute. But, she refuses to sell. Money does not motivate her!


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THE Queen’s Christmas Speech 2020: Video & Link To Full Text.

by Anura Guruge



The BBC of The Queen’s Christmas 2020 Broadcast
— on YouTube.


The Queen, at 94, still looking resplendent & in CHARGE.
I am so HAPPY.

As ever it was and inspirational.

My Christmas is not complete until I see the Queen’s Speech.

ENJOY. SAVOR. RELISH.


Click here for the FULL TEXT of the Address.


For more delightful insights into THE Queen
and the British Royal Monarchy
visit their OFFICIAL site.


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by Anura Guruge


Hand Painted Sneakers As A Christmas Present From Our 14-Year Old Daughter.

by Anura Guruge



The whole sneaker is hand painted by you know who — 14-years old. First time. She knew she could do it. Got the mother to buy her a pair of white sneakers. Painted them. They are a Christmas present to the mother. How special.

I am sure she could sell such sneakers at quite a price. Not interested. Will NOT part with her work. Has to stay in the house. She has only made one exception. For a friend of mine who was dying from cancer.


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What You Get For Christmas When Your 14-Year Old Daughter Is An Artist.

by Anura Guruge


 


What can I say other than that I feel blessed. She gets better by the month. This picture is blinking beautiful. It is already up on the wall. We all, as has been the custom for the last 4-5 years, got amazing works of art by her.

This was last year.


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Christmas 2020 — A Few Pictures For The Record.

by Anura Guruge



Just a FEW pictures for the record. This blog has become our organic diary. We all know we can go check, pictorially, what important things happened on any given day. Actually quite a record. 7-pictures, everyday, WITHOUT FAIL, for 6 odd (& very odd) years or so. You should try it.


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My 2020 Christmas Greetings To YOU All.

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I trust the picture says it all. Enjoy.


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Last Time Christmas Was On A Friday, As In 2020 — Was In 2015.

by Anura Guruge


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There would have been one in 2004
IF NOT for it having been a Leap Year.
Christmas, per the name ‘LEAP’,
jumped over Friday & took place on Saturday.


Last time we had Christmas, i.e., December 25th, on a Friday was in 2015 — 5-years ago.

6-year gaps are common. The cycle as to when the same date falls on a given day (e.g., Monday) goes in 6-5-6-11 cycle. You can see that in the image above — as to when Christmas has fallen on a Wednesday.

This 6-5-6-11 cycle has all to do with leap years. You can see that in the 2nd figure above.

The 5-year gap comes about when we have had TWO leap years, e.g., 1996 & 2000. In each case we LEAPT over a day (which is why we call it a Leap Year, i.e., because we leap over a day, in the calendar). Because of the two leap years, the gap was only 5-days. Then, between 2000 and 2006 there was only ONE leap year. So we only leapt over one-day. The gap was thus 6.

Next year, i.e., 2021, it falls on a Saturday — BUT the Friday, Christmas Eve will be a holiday.


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Christmas 2020 At The Guruge Household.

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Just a snapshot. A collage. NOT COMPREHENSIVE. Much more, BUT I haven’t got around to capturing it all.

Yes, we still have 3 Christmas trees, BUT for the first time in 14-years ONLY one is real. Two fake! Yikes. NOT my decision. But, someone — & we will not name names — wanted a PINK Christmas tree. Hard to find a real Christmas tree that is pink. SMILE.

Two Santa villages. 10 Advent calendars.


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by Anura Guruge