It's bigger than Bing's!
As my insomniac friend said today - only four more sleeps til Christmas!
So I'm about to embark on a well-earned holiday. Well, that may be a matter of debate, but I'm embarking anyway. See you some deliberately vague time in January! Merry Christmas and HNY everyone. Thanks for reading through the year and I hope you'll come back next year. Unless of course the world blows up next week, which is a bit of a rumour around town.
Meantime, here are two bits about Christmas to get you excited. First some images of Beijing's Christmas ...
|Shoppers outside one Beijing mall have been enthralled|
by this installation featuring a large stack of presents and
a traditional giant Christmas kangaroo.
|This Chinese reindeer adorns the outside of a|
|In Chinese he's known as Sheng dan lao ren,|
or Christmas Old Man. It's a bit hard to find
the right amount of rotundness in these part,
however. To be fair he's a little lame.
|Not as bad as this one though.|
|Or this one, from across the pond in Japan.|
He looks like he's just feasted on an elf for
lunch. But it's OK. He's just a zombie.
|But Christmas is more about kids than|
flesh-eating undead Santas. So here's a
shot of our Evie, clearly over the moon
with Christmas spirit while making a
gingerbread man. Come on girl - it's
Christmas! Look like you're enjoying it.
|Actually it reminded me of this shot which her|
school chose as its best one of her a couple of
years ago and which now haunts our fridge.
Photogenic little thing, isn't she? I'm starting
to think I might be murdered in my sleep.
|She used to look more like this!|
And finally, a lovely Christmas meme from our friends at The Internet.
Now go down to the next bit.