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BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!

JennieG 21 Nov 04 - 11:36 PM
Stilly River Sage 22 Nov 04 - 01:56 AM
Sorcha 22 Nov 04 - 01:28 PM
Mrs.Duck 22 Nov 04 - 03:00 PM
maire-aine 22 Nov 04 - 09:47 PM
SINSULL 22 Nov 04 - 09:55 PM
MBSLynne 23 Nov 04 - 02:50 AM
GUEST 23 Nov 04 - 07:12 AM
Tinker 23 Nov 04 - 09:57 AM
MBSLynne 23 Nov 04 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,SS teaser to the patient Tinker 23 Nov 04 - 12:21 PM
Tinker 23 Nov 04 - 01:00 PM
Liz the Squeak 23 Nov 04 - 04:55 PM
Mrs.Duck 23 Nov 04 - 05:05 PM
Cobble 24 Nov 04 - 07:44 PM
open mike 24 Nov 04 - 09:19 PM
Liz the Squeak 25 Nov 04 - 04:36 AM
Firecat 25 Nov 04 - 05:26 AM
GUEST 26 Nov 04 - 06:24 PM
Firecat 27 Nov 04 - 03:26 PM
greg stephens 27 Nov 04 - 03:31 PM
Cllr 29 Nov 04 - 06:30 AM
sian, west wales 29 Nov 04 - 09:49 AM
BaldEagle2 29 Nov 04 - 07:35 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 29 Nov 04 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,BWL's Secret Santa 29 Nov 04 - 08:17 PM
The Fooles Troupe 30 Nov 04 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,Tinker's delighted sooo Secret Santa 30 Nov 04 - 08:40 AM
Mary in Kentucky 30 Nov 04 - 11:11 AM
Micca 30 Nov 04 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Micca's not so secret santa 30 Nov 04 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Still Secret Santa 01 Dec 04 - 01:20 AM
Liz the Squeak 01 Dec 04 - 06:54 PM
Mrs.Duck 02 Dec 04 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,Nancy King's Santa-Type Person 02 Dec 04 - 03:04 PM
GUEST,Sian, West Wales's SS 02 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM
GUEST 02 Dec 04 - 05:08 PM
Rapparee 02 Dec 04 - 06:34 PM
The Fooles Troupe 02 Dec 04 - 07:31 PM
sian, west wales 03 Dec 04 - 03:43 PM
SINSULL 03 Dec 04 - 07:01 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Dec 04 - 08:28 PM
Mrs.Duck 04 Dec 04 - 11:09 AM
Tig 04 Dec 04 - 05:30 PM
Joybell 04 Dec 04 - 07:21 PM
Peg 04 Dec 04 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,Firecat's Secretive Santa 04 Dec 04 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,Tig - Firecat's Mum 05 Dec 04 - 09:18 AM
GUEST,Tig's Cloaked Claus 05 Dec 04 - 10:18 PM
Nancy King 05 Dec 04 - 11:29 PM
GUEST,pegsverysecretsantatatatatatata 06 Dec 04 - 04:11 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Dec 04 - 05:51 AM
Crane Driver 06 Dec 04 - 06:38 AM
GUEST,Open Mike's Secret Santa 06 Dec 04 - 09:56 PM
GUEST,Partridge 07 Dec 04 - 04:25 AM
SINSULL 07 Dec 04 - 11:06 AM
MMario 07 Dec 04 - 11:12 AM
John MacKenzie 07 Dec 04 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,Blackcatter's Solstice Fairy 07 Dec 04 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,To Crane Driver 07 Dec 04 - 01:37 PM
Limpit 07 Dec 04 - 01:57 PM
Crane Driver 07 Dec 04 - 05:41 PM
Alaska Mike 08 Dec 04 - 01:00 AM
katlaughing 08 Dec 04 - 04:19 AM
GUEST,Champagne Carole's Secret Santa/Soltice Pal 08 Dec 04 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa 08 Dec 04 - 02:46 PM
Stilly River Sage 08 Dec 04 - 07:34 PM
GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa 08 Dec 04 - 08:14 PM
The Fooles Troupe 09 Dec 04 - 07:54 AM
SINSULL 09 Dec 04 - 11:16 AM
Mrs.Duck 09 Dec 04 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Partridge's SS 09 Dec 04 - 03:52 PM
open mike 09 Dec 04 - 04:39 PM
The Fooles Troupe 09 Dec 04 - 05:00 PM
Nancy King 09 Dec 04 - 10:12 PM
Robin2 09 Dec 04 - 11:46 PM
pixieofdoom 10 Dec 04 - 08:33 AM
Hollowfox 10 Dec 04 - 02:12 PM
rumanci 10 Dec 04 - 05:28 PM
artbrooks 10 Dec 04 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,Karen K's busy Secret Santa 10 Dec 04 - 05:45 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Dec 04 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret Santa-Pirate 11 Dec 04 - 11:58 AM
Seaking 11 Dec 04 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,Mudlark's Secret Santa 11 Dec 04 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,Firecat's Cryptic Claus 11 Dec 04 - 04:22 PM
MMario 12 Dec 04 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa 13 Dec 04 - 08:52 AM
Tinker 13 Dec 04 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,MyGuru's Santa's Assistant 13 Dec 04 - 11:48 AM
Scooby Doo 13 Dec 04 - 12:55 PM
SINSULL 13 Dec 04 - 01:06 PM
SINSULL 13 Dec 04 - 05:11 PM
My guru always said 13 Dec 04 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,SS to the excellently mannered Tinker 13 Dec 04 - 06:14 PM
GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf 14 Dec 04 - 04:32 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 14 Dec 04 - 06:00 AM
SINSULL 14 Dec 04 - 09:23 AM
Leadfingers 14 Dec 04 - 09:31 AM
Leadfingers 14 Dec 04 - 09:32 AM
Paco Rabanne 14 Dec 04 - 09:39 AM
Seaking 14 Dec 04 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,Champagne Carole's Forlorn SS 14 Dec 04 - 10:46 AM
GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf 14 Dec 04 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa 14 Dec 04 - 10:58 AM
Seaking 14 Dec 04 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,Leadfinger's SS 14 Dec 04 - 11:34 AM
SINSULL 14 Dec 04 - 11:41 AM
Tinker 14 Dec 04 - 11:49 AM
Mrs.Duck 14 Dec 04 - 12:33 PM
GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf 14 Dec 04 - 12:42 PM
Tinker 14 Dec 04 - 12:58 PM
Catherine Jayne 14 Dec 04 - 01:04 PM
el_punkoid_nouveau 14 Dec 04 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa - Not in Derbyshir 14 Dec 04 - 02:43 PM
GUEST,Guest Mr Duck's unofficial Secret Santa 14 Dec 04 - 02:52 PM
Geoff the Duck 14 Dec 04 - 04:18 PM
Stilly River Sage 14 Dec 04 - 04:45 PM
Stilly River Sage 14 Dec 04 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,Seaking's secret santa's very naughty 'elpfu 15 Dec 04 - 02:55 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 15 Dec 04 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf 15 Dec 04 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,Burke's Relieved Santa 15 Dec 04 - 03:06 PM
SINSULL 15 Dec 04 - 05:16 PM
Seaking 15 Dec 04 - 07:17 PM
jaze 15 Dec 04 - 07:21 PM
Seaking 15 Dec 04 - 07:23 PM
Mrs.Duck 16 Dec 04 - 12:06 PM
CapriUni 16 Dec 04 - 02:13 PM
Mrs.Duck 17 Dec 04 - 06:38 AM
My guru always said 18 Dec 04 - 05:39 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Santa's Pleased Secretary 18 Dec 04 - 06:16 PM
katlaughing 18 Dec 04 - 09:30 PM
Liz the Squeak 19 Dec 04 - 05:31 AM
mooman 19 Dec 04 - 10:59 AM
My guru always said 19 Dec 04 - 02:33 PM
Blackcatter 20 Dec 04 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,Blackcatter's Solstice Fairy 20 Dec 04 - 12:43 PM
John MacKenzie 20 Dec 04 - 12:48 PM
vectis 20 Dec 04 - 02:42 PM
GUEST 20 Dec 04 - 02:54 PM
GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa 20 Dec 04 - 03:54 PM
Crane Driver 20 Dec 04 - 04:06 PM
Mudlark 20 Dec 04 - 04:35 PM
curmudgeon 20 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,Tinker's tenterhooked Secret Santa 20 Dec 04 - 05:59 PM
Mrs Cobble 20 Dec 04 - 09:14 PM
Joybell 20 Dec 04 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,Mudlark's in the Morning Secret Santa 21 Dec 04 - 12:20 AM
John MacKenzie 21 Dec 04 - 05:38 AM
Mrs.Duck 21 Dec 04 - 11:37 AM
CapriUni 21 Dec 04 - 12:11 PM
Clinton Hammond 21 Dec 04 - 01:09 PM
Stilly River Sage 21 Dec 04 - 01:14 PM
Clinton Hammond 21 Dec 04 - 01:16 PM
Mudlark 21 Dec 04 - 08:29 PM
jennbrooks 21 Dec 04 - 08:31 PM
KathWestra 21 Dec 04 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,From Crane Driver's SS 21 Dec 04 - 11:25 PM
GUEST,Mark Cohen, away from home 21 Dec 04 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,Clinton Hammonds Secret Santa 22 Dec 04 - 02:43 AM
karen k 22 Dec 04 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,jimmyt's secret santa 22 Dec 04 - 05:52 AM
MBSLynne 22 Dec 04 - 06:00 AM
Sandra in Sydney 22 Dec 04 - 09:18 AM
GUEST,Seaking 22 Dec 04 - 10:28 AM
Clinton Hammond 22 Dec 04 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,Jaze's very happy its arrived SS 22 Dec 04 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa 22 Dec 04 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,Seaking 22 Dec 04 - 01:14 PM
Clinton Hammond 22 Dec 04 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,Karen K's secret? santa 22 Dec 04 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,MBSLynne's secret Santa 22 Dec 04 - 03:13 PM
MBSLynne 22 Dec 04 - 03:25 PM
Clinton Hammond 22 Dec 04 - 03:35 PM
MBSLynne 22 Dec 04 - 05:56 PM
Leadfingers 22 Dec 04 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,Jenn's Personal SS... 22 Dec 04 - 09:53 PM
The Fooles Troupe 22 Dec 04 - 10:38 PM
jimmyt 22 Dec 04 - 10:48 PM
Rustic Rebel 23 Dec 04 - 02:10 AM
GUEST,Blackcatters Solstice Fairy 23 Dec 04 - 04:44 AM
Sandra in Sydney 23 Dec 04 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,Leadfinger's SS's Counsel's Assistant Counse 23 Dec 04 - 07:20 AM
Tinker 23 Dec 04 - 07:45 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Dec 04 - 08:08 AM
Emma B 23 Dec 04 - 01:38 PM
Firecat 23 Dec 04 - 02:27 PM
Joybell 23 Dec 04 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,MBSLynne's secret Santa 23 Dec 04 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Fircat's Extremely Pleased Santa 23 Dec 04 - 04:14 PM
Blackcatter 23 Dec 04 - 04:15 PM
MBSLynne 23 Dec 04 - 04:22 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Santa's Evil Secretary 23 Dec 04 - 04:35 PM
GUEST,Champagne carol's Secret Santa 23 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM
Catherine Jayne 23 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM
Blackcatter 23 Dec 04 - 05:24 PM
artbrooks 23 Dec 04 - 05:35 PM
Liz the Squeak 23 Dec 04 - 06:14 PM
Cllr 23 Dec 04 - 06:43 PM
My guru always said 23 Dec 04 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret Santa 23 Dec 04 - 10:08 PM
katlaughing 23 Dec 04 - 11:44 PM
Blackcatter 24 Dec 04 - 12:31 AM
Stilly River Sage 24 Dec 04 - 01:56 AM
GUEST,Seaking 24 Dec 04 - 02:00 AM
freda underhill 26 Dec 04 - 10:10 PM
Robin2 26 Dec 04 - 10:47 PM
jaze 26 Dec 04 - 10:56 PM
Joybell 26 Dec 04 - 11:39 PM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Dec 04 - 01:15 AM
Stilly River Sage 27 Dec 04 - 01:35 AM
GUEST,Robin 2's Secret Santa 27 Dec 04 - 01:48 AM
GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret santa 27 Dec 04 - 02:15 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 27 Dec 04 - 06:55 AM
GUEST,Freda's Other secret Santa 27 Dec 04 - 06:58 AM
freda underhill 27 Dec 04 - 08:55 AM
artbrooks 27 Dec 04 - 08:56 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Dec 04 - 09:15 AM
SINSULL 27 Dec 04 - 09:57 AM
Tinker 27 Dec 04 - 10:01 AM
MMario 27 Dec 04 - 10:05 AM
MMario 27 Dec 04 - 10:13 AM
Hollowfox 27 Dec 04 - 10:15 AM
Sorcha 27 Dec 04 - 10:21 AM
curmudgeon 27 Dec 04 - 10:42 AM
Sorcha 27 Dec 04 - 11:17 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Dec 04 - 11:24 AM
My guru always said 27 Dec 04 - 12:27 PM
Liz the Squeak 27 Dec 04 - 04:52 PM
rumanci 27 Dec 04 - 05:08 PM
Firecat 27 Dec 04 - 05:42 PM
jennbrooks 27 Dec 04 - 06:22 PM
JenEllen 27 Dec 04 - 06:31 PM
Nancy King 27 Dec 04 - 07:01 PM
Liz the Squeak 27 Dec 04 - 07:47 PM
Shanghaiceltic 27 Dec 04 - 07:47 PM
Kim C 27 Dec 04 - 08:02 PM
CET 27 Dec 04 - 08:11 PM
Teresa 27 Dec 04 - 08:28 PM
Stilly River Sage 27 Dec 04 - 08:31 PM
Robin2 27 Dec 04 - 09:11 PM
Sandra in Sydney 28 Dec 04 - 08:00 AM
Rustic Rebel 28 Dec 04 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,SINSULL'S Still Secret Santa! 28 Dec 04 - 04:03 PM
JenEllen 28 Dec 04 - 05:12 PM
Crane Driver 28 Dec 04 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Animaterra's SS - Still Got You Guessing! 29 Dec 04 - 06:45 AM
Partridge 29 Dec 04 - 06:47 AM
greg stephens 29 Dec 04 - 06:55 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 29 Dec 04 - 08:09 AM
vectis 29 Dec 04 - 12:44 PM
CET 29 Dec 04 - 01:09 PM
MMario 29 Dec 04 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa 29 Dec 04 - 06:27 PM
CET 29 Dec 04 - 07:44 PM
Snuffy 30 Dec 04 - 07:53 AM
Kim C 30 Dec 04 - 09:49 AM
Sarah the flute 30 Dec 04 - 10:32 AM
Leadfingers 31 Dec 04 - 06:24 AM
Shanghaiceltic 01 Jan 05 - 02:05 PM
Shanghaiceltic 02 Jan 05 - 03:37 AM
selby 02 Jan 05 - 05:29 AM
My guru always said 02 Jan 05 - 07:08 AM
JennyO 02 Jan 05 - 08:33 AM
Chanteyranger 02 Jan 05 - 06:09 PM
freda underhill 02 Jan 05 - 10:37 PM
Alba 02 Jan 05 - 10:48 PM
GUEST,Alba's reclusive Santa Claus 03 Jan 05 - 11:31 AM
JennieG 03 Jan 05 - 07:38 PM
Rustic Rebel 04 Jan 05 - 03:24 AM
GUEST,Rustic Rebels SS 04 Jan 05 - 09:11 AM
JennyO 04 Jan 05 - 10:03 AM
Edain 04 Jan 05 - 10:42 AM
Rustic Rebel 04 Jan 05 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Seaking 04 Jan 05 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,Rustic Rebel's SS 04 Jan 05 - 07:25 PM
jimmyt 04 Jan 05 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,Pseudolus's Secret & wondering Santa 04 Jan 05 - 08:49 PM
bet 04 Jan 05 - 11:43 PM
MBSLynne 05 Jan 05 - 05:57 AM
Tig 05 Jan 05 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Burke's Concerned Secret Santa 05 Jan 05 - 11:48 AM
Bat Goddess 06 Jan 05 - 04:33 PM
Bat Goddess 06 Jan 05 - 07:26 PM
Chanteyranger 06 Jan 05 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,Chanteyranger's belated but expectant Santa 06 Jan 05 - 09:20 PM
SINSULL 06 Jan 05 - 10:12 PM
Chanteyranger 06 Jan 05 - 11:08 PM
JennyO 07 Jan 05 - 11:59 AM
GUEST,SINSULL'S ROTFL SS 07 Jan 05 - 01:12 PM
freda underhill 07 Jan 05 - 01:58 PM
Helen 07 Jan 05 - 04:06 PM
Bat Goddess 08 Jan 05 - 01:38 PM
sian, west wales 10 Jan 05 - 11:50 AM
John MacKenzie 10 Jan 05 - 02:51 PM
SussexCarole 10 Jan 05 - 05:19 PM
JennyO 10 Jan 05 - 09:55 PM
alison 11 Jan 05 - 02:45 AM
JennyO 11 Jan 05 - 05:13 AM
GUEST,sandra in sydney 11 Jan 05 - 07:59 AM
Cllr 11 Jan 05 - 01:12 PM
Helen 11 Jan 05 - 02:33 PM
John MacKenzie 11 Jan 05 - 02:35 PM
The Fooles Troupe 11 Jan 05 - 08:36 PM
JennyO 11 Jan 05 - 08:47 PM
JennieG 11 Jan 05 - 11:01 PM
Helen 12 Jan 05 - 01:38 AM
JennyO 12 Jan 05 - 02:01 AM
GUEST,Giok 12 Jan 05 - 07:08 AM
GUEST,sandra 12 Jan 05 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,me again 12 Jan 05 - 07:22 AM
Helen 12 Jan 05 - 03:02 PM
GUEST, Sad Santa 12 Jan 05 - 03:22 PM
Rustic Rebel 12 Jan 05 - 04:43 PM
alison 12 Jan 05 - 08:08 PM
Burke 12 Jan 05 - 08:30 PM
JennyO 12 Jan 05 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,Confused Pseudolus.... 12 Jan 05 - 11:50 PM
Helen 13 Jan 05 - 01:36 AM
GUEST,Pseudolus's Secret Santa 13 Jan 05 - 04:30 AM
John MacKenzie 13 Jan 05 - 02:29 PM
Helen 13 Jan 05 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,Rustic Rebel's SS 13 Jan 05 - 03:50 PM
alison 13 Jan 05 - 06:56 PM
Helen 14 Jan 05 - 01:27 AM
Chanteyranger 15 Jan 05 - 02:24 AM
GUEST,Chanteyranger's pleased but still secretive 15 Jan 05 - 07:59 AM
GUEST 15 Jan 05 - 08:27 AM
Bat Goddess 15 Jan 05 - 12:32 PM
Rustic Rebel 15 Jan 05 - 09:09 PM
katlaughing 19 Jan 05 - 04:55 PM
jaze 19 Jan 05 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,A nosy elf 19 Jan 05 - 08:33 PM
Helen 20 Jan 05 - 01:39 AM
katlaughing 20 Jan 05 - 06:54 AM
Sandra in Sydney 12 Mar 05 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,JennyO's Substitute Super Secret Santa 12 Mar 05 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Alison's SSSSS 12 Mar 05 - 02:00 PM
Helen 12 Mar 05 - 06:08 PM
JennyO 13 Mar 05 - 12:07 AM
alison 16 Mar 05 - 02:13 AM
Chanteyranger 16 Mar 05 - 02:53 AM
Liz the Squeak 16 Mar 05 - 03:43 AM
GUEST,Alison's SSSSS 16 Mar 05 - 04:04 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Mar 05 - 06:56 AM
alison 17 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM
JennyO 18 Mar 05 - 08:39 AM
GUEST,Alison's SSSSS 18 Mar 05 - 10:04 AM
alison 18 Mar 05 - 06:55 PM
GUEST,JennyO 19 Mar 05 - 11:04 AM
GUEST,JennyO's Seasonally Adjusted Secret Santa 08 Apr 05 - 12:03 PM
GUEST,JennyO 09 Apr 05 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,Heidi Ho Ho Ho, JennyO JennyO JennyO 06 May 05 - 11:35 AM
JennyO 06 May 05 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,O-O-O JennyO's Secret Santa 06 May 05 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,JennyO'sssssssss SS 12 May 05 - 11:52 PM
JennyO 13 May 05 - 01:40 AM
Liz the Squeak 13 May 05 - 03:31 AM
Stilly River Sage 13 May 05 - 10:15 AM
JennyO 16 May 05 - 12:07 AM
Stilly River Sage 16 May 05 - 12:29 AM
The Fooles Troupe 16 May 05 - 09:03 AM
Stilly River Sage 16 May 05 - 10:34 AM
SINSULL 16 May 05 - 10:50 AM
Jeri 16 May 05 - 10:52 AM
GUEST,Hee hee! 16 May 05 - 01:19 PM
Stilly River Sage 18 May 05 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Hee hee! 18 May 05 - 04:17 PM
JennyO 18 May 05 - 11:16 PM
The Fooles Troupe 19 May 05 - 08:05 AM
SussexCarole 19 May 05 - 05:56 PM
bet 11 Feb 08 - 04:54 PM
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Subject: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 11:36 PM

I have just collected a ginormous box from my local post office, thank you Santa! ooooh I love getting presents.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 01:56 AM

I have to put mine in the mail this week. I mailed them too early before and they had a long wait until the solstice or holiday--I don't want to tempt my Santee to peek too soon!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 01:28 PM

If my Santa is in Oz, it came! If not, I get two!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 03:00 PM

Bloody hell haven't even wrapped mine yet!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: maire-aine
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 09:47 PM

Yes, mine arrived too. I am waiting until Christmas to open it.

Thank you,
Maryanne


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 09:55 PM

I have received lots of postcards but no box. Maybe the stamps are my gift... Haven't maile mine yet either. Better get going. it has a long trip ahead of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 02:50 AM

Yes, I must get mine posted this week...........I think the last posting date is in a week or two...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 07:12 AM

i havn't heard from my santa yet


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 09:57 AM

Mine arrived last week and motivated me to get my Santee's off in the mail. Now I just need to be patient.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 11:15 AM

Oooooh goody!! I had a message from my SS saying that my pressie is on it's way! I'm soooooooooooooooooo excited!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SS teaser to the patient Tinker
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 12:21 PM

Aha, but that was only your second gift, still one more with the magic fairies!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 01:00 PM

But.... but....
I was just settling down for a nice long (nearly) winter's nap
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But another dear tease from my Sweet Santa dear

There's a gift on my wall and one in the closet
I figured I was lucky it was early that I got it
All that I needed was patience and luck
To prevent protective spells from turning all into muck

But now I must wait, for the white coral bells to ring in the season
When the magical musical fairies do sing all in tune
My Michevious Magical Mystical Santa must have a reason
While Santa is playing and taunting it's a haunting low croon

I'll sit with my hands folded most contritely
I promise I'll go right down and do all the laundry
I've done up the dishes and wiped down the loo
But I'll stay a good girl waiting once again Waiting on you...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 04:55 PM

It's wonderful seeing all this come to fruition!

Enjoy!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 05:05 PM

Right finally found where I'd hidden them. In a safe place of course, so now I can pop them in the post.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Cobble
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 07:44 PM

Refresh this stuff


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: open mike
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 09:19 PM

i have gotten several wonderful cards and letters from my (still)
secretive santa-typer person...ohhh, the mystery@!@ even if i do
not get any thing else, the messages have cheered me immeasurally..
there was a halloween card....in spanish!@ and an un-birthday
card with John Lennon, a tahnksgiving card that
praises the wisdom fo the native tribes....esp. their warning not
to poop in the poison ivy...very practical advice!! and speaking of advice, i really should follow the suggestion in another of the cards
which was a remionded to get a mammogram!! absolutley good advice!!
thanks santa, for all the cards and letters--many of which contain
fish hooks....oh the mystery continues...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Nov 04 - 04:36 AM

There are some truly wonderfully weird people out there......

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Firecat
Date: 25 Nov 04 - 05:26 AM

Well, I've got postcards from mine...

As for my Santee, I'm STILL trying to find things!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 04 - 06:24 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Firecat
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 03:26 PM

Another day, another postcard and the web of intriuge get more tangles!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: greg stephens
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 03:31 PM

Mine has arrived. Which does suggest that I ought to pull my finger out and get down to the market pretty soon, because someone out there is waiting.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Cllr
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 06:30 AM

mine's here (arrived a few minutes ago) and I wanna open it. I'm sure this is just a way of torturing me till it christmas day. THANK YOU SS Cllr


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 09:49 AM

WHY IS NOTHING EASY!!! ????

Hoorah! My present came today! Yea!

I could even tell you who sent it, 'cause her name is on the return address. Thing is, it isn't her MUDCAT name … so I'm no wiser!

OK – inside there's something in an envelope so I guess it would tell me what 'Catter is my lurvely lurvely (and now penniless – sheesh, how much did this thing cost t' post????) Santa if I opened it, but I have this thing about opening stuff ON Christmas.

Which I can't do, 'cause I'll be away so I thought I'd open it the night before I go.

Well – I say "it". I should say "them" 'cause the box is full of pressies, all with little niggling sticky-notes on them. "Nope – not this one", "Uh – Uh", etc.

Anyone remember back in the '60s when Kodak did an "Open Me First" campaign? I desperately wanted an "Open Me First" (i.e. camera) so my bl**dy family put "Open Me First", "No – Open Me First", "I'm the one to Open First" on every single present under the tree. Got me so worked up I was sick as a dog by Christmas Eve.

So … to wait or not to wait?

I'm already feelin' a bit queasy ….

siân


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: BaldEagle2
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 07:35 PM

I know I said I was new at all this, but for some reason my posts to this thread keep getting swallowed up by some thingy wotsit, but I shall persist until I succeed.

I have received a most wondrous parcel from England, full of all sorts of goodies and delights.   I am truly in awe at the kindness of my secret santa, and the generosity bestowed upon me and my family.

er .... am I allowed to say who my Secret Santa is?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 08:03 PM

My 2004 Secret Santa gift has arrived.

It appears that, unlike last year, I have not received a rock. There are two of whatever they are and they obviously are not rocks. Well... They could be rocks, but they would have to be rocks of exactly the same size and weight as CD's in jewel cases. Furthermore, they seem to have been shipped directly from "CD Baby", not "Rock Baby". So, I would say that the odds of them being rocks are rather slim. But, hey, stranger things have happened.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,BWL's Secret Santa
Date: 29 Nov 04 - 08:17 PM

I wasn't expecting you to get two presents, but I think CD Baby have thrown in a free one for you. Let me know what it is when you open it!

The other one is not a rock, but has something to do with something that rhymes with 'rock'.

There will be a little bit more from a lot further away, but probably even less rocky than this instalment - almost squishy, you might say.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:13 AM

I don't know what past tradition has been, but I feel that perhaps one should not reveal the SS identities until after Xmas Day... would hardly be a secret then would it?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Tinker's delighted sooo Secret Santa
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 08:40 AM

Am delighted that you're being sooooo good Tinker Dear, and so eloquent too! My magic faries are even now swimming your way, how could anyone ever say no to you?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 11:11 AM

Mine arrived! And it's not who I thought it was - but I still don't know who it is, don't recognize the "real" name!!!!! But I know where you live Santa.

It also says do not open until Christmas. I'm not sure I can wait that long.

Thanks Santa. Now I'll try to figure out who you are. I have several ideas, but the initials don't seem to match. hmmmmmmmmm...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Micca
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 01:19 PM

Mine has Arrived!!!! and I recognised , immediately, the name on the outside!!!( well, I should) and I am now seeking a peacful quiet period to follow the "instructions" and play the CD while opening the parts. I will simply say, that I am Delighted and cheered , so far, But what a devious double dealing little Poker Player you are!!! You Know who you are, and Now so do I, thank you SS, More later


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Micca's not so secret santa
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 07:38 PM

Not being a scientist and chemist and such I didn't do an analysis but The heaviest part came from here There's a chance it may even have bits that glow in the dark but I don't have a UV to check with....

Hope there are a few bits you enjoy.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Mary in Kentucky's Still Secret Santa
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 01:20 AM

I'm not who you thought I was? I didn't think you knew who you thought I was either! er.....I think I'd better stop before I confuse myself.

Delvene The Elvene and Boris The Chief Elf say hello.

Best regards,
Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 06:54 PM

I have today, taken delivery of a super secret parcel to be passed on to Mrs Duck.

Mrs Duck, expect a parcel soon......

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 12:22 PM

Woohoo! I was beginning to feel forgotten. Excited now.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Santa-Type Person
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 03:04 PM

Well, OK. The elves have finally got their act together (sort of, you just can't get the staff these days, you know), we've loaded the sleigh and fired up the steam catapault to get it airborn (not much flat ground for a runway here) so you should be receiving something or other some time (or other). My amanuensis on the Mudcat wishes to append the ensuing caveat (look THAT up in your Funk & Wagnall):

"Dear Nancy,
Due to concerns about National Security (whose Security? for that matter, whose Nation? they won't tell me anything) I have been obliged to put my real-world name and a return address on your parcel. Thus with very little spadework (and, indeed, a very little spade) you will be able to dig up my Mudcat identity without even opening the package. I leave it in your capable hands to decide how long you want the mystery to last.
Best wishes for the festive season,


pp Nancy King's Santa-Type Person"


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Sian, West Wales's SS
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM

Please open the envelope. The note will explain a lot. Especially how I didn't spend money on anything exdept the shipping, so I'm not as bankrupt as you think.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 05:08 PM

(Now that I've read all the thread). I wasn't allowed to put my 'CatName on the return address either. Oh, and opening the envelope won't give away what your pressie is. But if you want to drive yourself nuts, go ahead.*g*


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 06:34 PM

My secret Santa's presents came, doo-dah, doo-dah,
From far across the bounding main, oh de doo-day day!

And from the enclosed clues I'm fairly certain who it was who sent them, too.

No, I haven't yet opened them, but it's a constant internal struggle.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 07:31 PM

It's extremely annoying now thatyou have to present photo id to send a present...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 03:43 PM

Who am I to disobey my Secret Santa ...? Who isn't secret anymore! I won't reveal - it seems that we're waiting til ... when? What happens? Does Liz yell, "One-Two-Three Confess" or what?

Anyway, I still haven't opened the presents - I'll do that last thing before I leave for holiday ... but you know who you are, and I'm SO glad you didn't mortgage the farm after all! And the card is superb! Tell you-know-who she's really talented!

Happy! Happy!

siân


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 07:01 PM

I sent mine and I am awaiting mine. The suspense is killing me. No more postcards so I guess my SS is finished travelling the world in search of the perfect gift.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 08:28 PM

Mrs Duck - I am given to understand that this is not your real Santa. This one is so secret, that not even I know who it really is... they are not your 'official handpicked SECSY Santa......' (well, I used my hands to pick the names out the hats) so it may not be what you are expecting.

I will make sure it gets to you soon.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 11:09 AM

Ooooh curiouser and curiouser. You wait all year for a Secret Santa and then two turn up at once.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tig
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 05:30 PM

My pressie has arrived, my pressie has arrived!

A nice man came with a parcel which I was VERY tempted to open 'cos the last couple of years they've come late but I was a good little Tig and Badger has taken it away and hidden it until Christmas.

Fank U Santa xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Joybell
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 07:21 PM

It must be the way you look, Foolestroupe. Of course they know us at our post office. Isn't it a bit weird, though, that you can show a picture of yourself, with a name typed in under it, so they can say, "Yep that's you alright! OK " and it's alright? Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Peg
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 08:19 PM

Mine arrived today! The packet was hanging open but it looks like everything was inside, since the sender hints at a 12 days of Christmas theme and there are at least 12 packages, all wrapped in lovely shades of blue tissue paper!'


when is the first day of Christmas exactly??
My heathen ways have caused me to forget these things....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Firecat's Secretive Santa
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 08:36 PM

Well, things are getting closer and closer...and the bag is getting bigger and bigger. I do hope you were sincere when you said you like flutterbys... Postcards? Oh, that must be the elves. They are all over the place trying to make sure its absolutely perfect.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Tig - Firecat's Mum
Date: 05 Dec 04 - 09:18 AM

Santa, I assure you that Firecat DOES love flutterbys. She has quite a few 'pretend' ones all over the house. At the moment she is very concerned for the three Red Admirals who have decided to overwinter in our house as she is worried the moggies might get them.

Our postie is wondering just WHO is sending all these postcards at this time of year - usually all we get is bills :-(

Have a good Christmas.

Lots of love and hugs,
Tig xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Tig's Cloaked Claus
Date: 05 Dec 04 - 10:18 PM

Oh good!

In past years, I've worked alone -- not being the real Claus, I never felt entitled to elves. But this year, I gave in and hired some temps.

It got there even faster than I expected.

Gee... I wonder if I can hire some plumber elves, or roofer elves...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Nancy King
Date: 05 Dec 04 - 11:29 PM

Dear Santa-Type Person ---   How exciting to know something is on the way! Postal authorities have no sense of humor, do they? Well, I'll try to put it directly under the tree (assuming I get the tree up in time) without looking at it, saving the spadework for later...

Looking forward to the Big Day,
Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,pegsverysecretsantatatatatatata
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 04:11 AM

Hi Peg,

I'm glad they got to you intact. As to when you open them? Well whenever your pagan soul wants to is fine by me. I just hope you like the goodies.

love from santa xx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 05:51 AM

The first day of Christmas is Dec 25th, thus the 12th Day of Christmas is 12th Night..... logical eh?

Glad to hear the system is working... mostly!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Crane Driver
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 06:38 AM

Er, yes - Day is Night - that's clear enough, Liz ...........

Happy thingmas

Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Open Mike's Secret Santa
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 09:56 PM

Well Open Mike, you have far surpassed all my expectations of goodhood. Your Christmas present is ON ITS WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are some special instructions: Follow the directions on the outer wrapping (basically it just says "open the outer wrapping"). Then follow the instructions on the Christmas wrapping inside. Hopefully you will not get to impatient and the mystery will last a little longer. Have a happy holiday.

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 04:25 AM

Mine arrived today! thank you to my canadian secret santa. I'm going to ask my daughter to hide it as I have no willpower to speak of. Thank you santa

xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:06 AM

What is a "flutterby"?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MMario
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:12 AM

oh - mary - you don't know "flutterby"? I'm *so* sorry.


spoonerize it.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 12:38 PM

Flutter by little butterfly. Or in this day and age it could become a 'HighinpolyunsaturatesIcan'tbelieveit'snotbutterfly' dosn't have the same ring does it?
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's Solstice Fairy
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 12:54 PM

Well Mr. Blackcatter I have gathered your presents together and packed them neatly into a brown box and handed it over to the Holly King who is sending it airmail to you as I type. Look out in the mail for a package from another country!

Enjoy!!

Yours
Solstice Fairy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,To Crane Driver
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 01:37 PM

So........ Does this mean your package arrived? SS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Limpit
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 01:57 PM

I got mine today. Um... hee haa, mummy won't let me open the little packets, but I can play with the Santa that was in it. He's cuddly and small and doesn't look like ColK.

Thank you Secret Santa.

Limpit


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Crane Driver
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:41 PM

Alas, not yet, dear poetic elf. Never fear, it's probably in this country somewhere (I guess you're from over the ocean, but I'm not sure which one). The postal service here leaves somewhat to be desired (like reliability) but the runner with the forked stick will probably be here eventually. I'm all a-grog with anticipation.

Thanks in advance,
Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 01:00 AM

My Secret Santa DID send my present and it came in the mail TODAY!! I wasn't home when it arrived but will be home in 10 days to examine it carefully, thank you Santa. The mystery of who you are is also solved, but I won't tell just yet. I promise to be good and not open 'til Christmas. Happy Holidays, MT.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 04:19 AM

I got two beautiful and mysterious postcards in the mail this week...Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of them esp. was so clever...had the shape of a starfish cut out...when we lived near the ocean, I loved looking for starfish. Thanks, Santa!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's Secret Santa/Soltice Pal
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 06:33 AM

Oh Cahmpagne Carole!

The Reindeer appear to be mostly over the Flu that held many of them out of early delivery service and the good news is that Donner has left the North Pole with your first pack of Pressies! Dancer got drafted for another Mission adn Donner bravely volunteered to shepherd the box to your door.

Only one thing - It dawned on me that you might open one of the pressies and assume it is soap. Please don't do that. Disasterous results would ensue! There is NO soap-like substance in ANY of your Pressies...just something currently very popular which happens to be shaped like soap. I repeat it is NOT SOAP.

NOT SOAP!   NOT SOAP!    NOT SOAP!

Please keep this in mind. It could prevent a potential catastrophe. Others have not been so lucky as to be warned, have presumed it to be soap and....well....let's just say the scene...it wasn't pretty. Not as bad as the exploding pumpkin fiasco....but rather unfortunate.

For the sake of making sure that the Pressies would come back to The North Pole in the event that Donner stops off at a pub and leaves them behind...certain identifying remarks were left on the package. I don't mind you catching on to my identity early. Donner has a tendency to tipple. Especially when he's recovering from Flu. It's his tragic flaw.

So..Pressie box number one...winging it's way towards Champagne Carole as we speak.


NOT SOAP! NOT SOAP! NOT SOAP!


Santa has left the building......


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 02:46 PM

Well, Dearie, your pressie is now in the hands of the Postal Elves, who assure me it should reach you in 4-7 days. I hope they're right, but as long as it gets there before the 25th, all is well, right?

HO HO HO!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:34 PM

On Friday I found a slip from the postman. I got to the post office yesterday and picked up my box--from Australia! It has official looking stickers on it (no bombs, apparently!)

Now the waiting begins. The pleasure of anticipating opening the package gave the whole household a boost!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Alaska Mike's Secret Santa
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 08:14 PM

Oh, go ahead and open it. I didn't giftwrap the presents inside the postal envelope, so when you open the outer wrappings you'll see the pressies. Have fun. I started to give a hint as to my identity today, but seems I'm too late!

Ho Ho Ho - the "Sun Shines Bright" here - nyah, nyah


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:54 AM

Dear Santa,

I fear that your little elf may have a hernia after delivering my pressie - thanks! Opened nothing individual yet...

Not really sure what I will do with the little package labelled 'the good stuff' - I'm just hoping nobody knocks on the door unexpectedly, or I may have to flush it... perhaps I can swap it with a friend...

May be I can trade the Chrissie card with Joe Offer - I think that is his line of interest, but I have always been interested in light houses too.... never liked heavy ones...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:16 AM

The good stuff is pure and unadulterated. Heaven.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 01:48 PM

No sign of anything here! And me with two as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Partridge's SS
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 03:52 PM

I'm glad to know Canada Post works on the out-bound route -- BUT MINE ISN'T HERE YET so perhaps the in-bound direction is less reliable!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: open mike
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 04:39 PM

ahhh haaa!!
the elves have done the deed!
straight from the igloo,
to remain on ice until
the appointed time..
brrr the arctic circle
is a long way off..
winter wonder land...
mush, doggies!
jingle all the way...
thanks -- your thoughtfullness
has brought many smiles already..
and more to come, certainly!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 05:00 PM

Oh my god! it's Civet Coffee!

Well, I've always loved to smell things like cigars, etc that I never smoke, etc, but not everything that smells nice I like to put into my body, as the actress said to the bishop...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Nancy King
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 10:12 PM

Yippee! My parcel has arrived! I'll be putting it (still in its silvery packaging) under the Christmas tree -- er -- when I get the Christmas tree up...

Thanks, Santa-Type Person!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Robin2
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 11:46 PM

ooh, ooh, ooh, my pressie has arrived! No clues on the package, but the pressies are nested under the tree for Xmas morning!

I can't wait


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 08:33 AM

Mine arrived!! I'm being very good and not opening it though. Thank you very much Santa

A Very Excited and Bouncing Up and Down Type Pixie


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 02:12 PM

My package has arrived safely. I think I figured out who you are, thanks to the postmark and the Mudcat Locater. Of course, I'll keep your identity a secret until the great unveiling on Christmas, just to keep the other Cats guessing. hehehe Thank you so much. The postal invoice tells me that it's just what I wanted.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: rumanci
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 05:28 PM

Whoopee !! I must have been good .......because mine has arrived too.
I haven't opened it yet but from the postal details I narrowed it down to two or three and from the contents description I may have narrowed it down to one !! and if so..........WOW !! but I will continue to be goo......er patient and wait for the surprise.
Multitudinous thanks Santa :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: artbrooks
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 05:35 PM

The good news is MY PRESENT HAS ARRIVED!!!!! The bad news is that my Santa put "not to be opened until Christmas day" on it. Darn.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Karen K's busy Secret Santa
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 05:45 PM

Ho ho ho Karen

I have given your present to my trusty elves to take to the santa post office tomorrow! In a few days time your parcel should arrive-----but it is not to be opened until Christmas day.

Santa xxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 10:36 AM

refresh

Keeping my eyes open for news of package arrivals!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret Santa-Pirate
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 11:58 AM

Yo-Ho-Ho!

Ho-Ho-Hum

Hoping to see that Pressie Box number one has made it safely to Champagne Carole but no such luck.

That drunkard Reindeer Donner is probably lying on a pubfloor somehwere with the Pressie Box still strapped to his back. I used a padlock just in case this might happen. If you see a Hungover reindeer staggering out a pub-door, give him a hand, a paracetamol and point him in the general direction of Champagne Carole's house, okay?

Thanks ever so much. When he gets back I am going to insist he go to AA or face lay-off. He's already been to Hazelton & Betty Ford.

Chasmpagne Carole's Secret Santa-Pirate


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Seaking
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 12:56 PM

A small red package was delivered to SK Towers two days ago. No hints, clues or instructions but assume it's from my SS. Now under the tree (the small red parcel, not me)and will be investigated further on Dec 28 when I open my pressies.

Happy Christmas to all Santas and Santees

Cheers

Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Mudlark's Secret Santa
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 03:15 PM

Finally rounded up them dogies..er, I mean reindeer, threw on the traces and a-w-a-y they went with your package! Thanks to some unusual weather, they actually had snow in the valley from which to glide off...hauling that sleigh with a phatman is a bit much when it's over alkali flats!

Merry Christmas!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Firecat's Cryptic Claus
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 04:22 PM

Well, it has gone and is now heading your way on the wings of - dare I say it? - flutterbys. Hope it gets there someday...flutterbys can fly pretty slow sometimes.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MMario
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 06:38 PM

MINE has arived - all the way from Australia!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 08:52 AM

sorry you Oceanic Majesty - the little red box is not from me. Rudolph is still balking over the elephant. (But I expect to bring him around tonight. Olive (the other reindeer) is going to talk with him.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 11:41 AM

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You !

Secretive, Teaser, Delighted,Fantabulous, Tenacious, World-Reknown, Marvelously Musical, Perfectly Patient, Out-of-Breath, Spell Casting, Spell Shifting, Dear, Dear Secret Santa,

My present has arrived. and it's timeing is perfect as I had just finished cleaning and rearranging the living room to make room for the Christmas tree. I had even re hung the curtains I took down 3 months ago to wash (and then forgot about--yes they did get washed first...) So I feel like Santa used special Santa vision to catch me being good and I got a reward from the UK that even says CHOCOLATES on the custom declaration. Now as soon as the tree is in place they will be the first boxes to go underneath.
Can I open the outer wrapping or will that break the spell ???

The Good Little Housekeeper,

Tinker

Okay, so I haven't done the dishes yet, and it's almost noon... I know Santa I promise I'll get them done now.... some one has to do something about this "sees you when.." business.....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,MyGuru's Santa's Assistant
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 11:48 AM

At the directions of your Secret Santa (aka, She Who Must Be Obeyed), I placed your present(s) into the postal system this morning. With luck, they may arrive sometime before Spring. Please let us know if they are deposited upon your doorstep...Santa worries about things like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 12:55 PM

My secret pressies have arrived from the one i must obey which of cause Santa,dont know what they are.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 01:06 PM

I got it! But I still don't know who my Santa is. Don't want to open the outer wrapping and peek...hehe


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 05:11 PM

I know who it is...I think. Definitely Welsh. Maybe he drives heavy equipment?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 06:04 PM

Dearest Secret Santa's Most Glorious Assistant!!

Am soooo excited, cannot wait for postal service to do it's stuff! My guessing has reached a punctuation mark of some sort for the moment while chaos reigns here at home, but will begin again with a clear head soon.

Be assured I am hopping up & down in anticipation & will let you know the moment it arrives. Will have the tree up at the weekend & will not take it down until your pressie arrives, even if Spring is Sprung.....

Many thanks, blessings upon you & yours {{{{{all concerned}}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SS to the excellently mannered Tinker
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 06:14 PM

Aha, so those Sea-Fairies have finally reached your shores - excellent, I may use them again, perchance next Christmas!

Have you done the washing up now? If so, you are welcome to open the outer packaging, all is safely wrapped inside. Customs declarations are terribly tedious, but you will find that, in this case, there have been no falsehoods!

It will be up to you to restrain yourself with anything unwrapped if you wish, but wrapped articles (interesting but inexpensive) will be happy under your tree until your self-appointed opening date - Birthday or Solstice as I recall. Perhaps you could share them between the dates? Do let me know how you get on, patience is still a virtue Dear Tinker.....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 04:32 AM

SINSULL: "I know who it is...I think. Definitely Welsh. Maybe he drives heavy equipment? "

D'Ya think?

Glad it's arrived before I have to get off on my travels ... says the sly santa ... Don't go peekin' early. I'll check up on you when I get back and keep my flyin' fingers crossed that I've got it right!


Lucky Kissy-Elf


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 06:00 AM

My pressie arrived, all the way from Derbyshire! Hmmm, thanks Hollowfox for reminding me of the Mudcat Locator! Or maybe I'll just wait until Christmas...

If I can!

Allison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 09:23 AM

Santa,
Have a wonderful trip. Australia is one of my favorite places on the earth. I actually made it to Broken Hill. Always regretted not buying a painting by an artist who used to paint scenes from the mines. His stuff is way out of my price range now.
Toss another shrimp (actually prawn) on the barbie.
SINS, who is shaking but not peeking


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 09:31 AM

Meanwhile the rest of us just have to be patient !


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 09:32 AM

Oh ! By The Way ! Post number 100 ! Sorry Ted !


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 09:39 AM

Damn! I am getting slow! I challenge you to a duel Mesurier!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Seaking
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 10:43 AM

Back under the tree for a check. The little red parcel isn't ticking so assume it's safe to leave it there. Mmmmmm..??


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Champagne Carole's Forlorn SS
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 10:46 AM

Every day I check in, hopes high.
Every day, I check out, hopes dashed.

I do SO want her to like her Pressies.

I know she's not feeling well, but Cllr, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEZ post to me!

I'm a forlorn Secret Santa.

I passed up another SS opportunity to put ALL my energy into THIS SS game. (trying to drum up some feelings of guilt in you all!!) And...other than Carole's Initial posts and Cllrs post that she was not well... I've nothing.

OTHER people's Santees play with them....
Other people's Santees guess......

>SIGH<

Maybe that drat Reindeer absconded with the Pressie Box. No worries, more to come. He'll pay dearly when he gets back, however.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 10:48 AM

Hummmmmmmmmm. Yes, they tell me that Australia is quite nice this time of year. I generally prefer a cooler climate ...


giggles Lucky Kissy-Elf
while sauntering away
funny look on face
bubbling a bit of Gilbert & Sullivan

"Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream ..."


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 10:58 AM

Your Oceanic Majesty -

The Elephant says he's really good at holding his breath - so don't be alarmed there are no air-holes in the package when it arrives.

On the other hand - he says he's going to be REALLY, REALLY, hungry after holding his breath that long.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Seaking
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 11:25 AM

Back under the tree for a check. The little red parcel isn't ticking so assume it's safe to leave it there. Mmmmmm..??


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Leadfinger's SS
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 11:34 AM

Dear Mr. Finger,

Your Secret Santa has authorised me to assure you that Present v.1.0 is indeed on its way to you. She or he also assures me that it is something which you have expressed a desire for to someone somewhere at sometime, which desire was leaked to your personal Secret Santa. He or she has also been told that you will enjoy the cows.

Present 2.0 will be sent to you, I am also told, just as soon as your Secret Santa can obtain sufficient cocoons.

I remain, Mr. Finger,

Sincerely yours,

(signed)

Andrew Ulysess Edward Lemington V, QC, OBE, FRS, Bart.
Counselor At Law


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 11:41 AM

Not Crane driver????? Who is Mr./Ms thomas?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 11:49 AM

Ah, Sinsull.... I think perhaps a bracing bit of cool northern air might help your memory

Tinker

((((giggling))))


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 12:33 PM

I fear mine is taking the scenic route.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 12:42 PM

Din't say I twasn't. Din't say I twas neither. Things can be posted from almost anywherz these dayz, and by anybodeez.

Lucky


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 12:58 PM

SINSULLS Santa,are you related to Smiley Kissy-Toes ?????


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 01:04 PM

Yeah Mine arrived this morning!!...and I recognised the name on the returns label!!...Thank you Stillyriver sage!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: el_punkoid_nouveau
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 02:38 PM

Santa (in the guise of our local Postie!) called this morning, and he left a parcel for the punkoid! Oooooooooooooh - I'm all excited and Christmassy now!

But I shall have to have a sneaky little look at the locator to see WHO is in Fort Worth...

epn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa - Not in Derbyshir
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 02:43 PM

Aha - so Rudolf didn't lose his way!

But be warned - Santa doesn't live in Derbyshire - quite... unless you happen to be the Post Office. But if you were to look at Leicestershire, perhaps, with my last little post in mind...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Guest Mr Duck's unofficial Secret Santa
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 02:52 PM

Has it arrived?
Do you like it?
Have you guessed yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 04:18 PM

A great surprise it was when I opened the package last night - particularly as I'm not one of the people enrolled in the "Santa" business. I leave that to "Mrs."
It is a most wonderful present, and I shall wear it at the first suitable occasion. It will be the perfect accompaniment to a certain Tie-clip I was given earlier this year.

I have not yet guessed who might be responsible, but whoever you might be, your taste in ties is excellent!!
Quack!!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 04:45 PM

Wow! The post office said 7 days--who knew?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Dec 04 - 04:47 PM

Fort Worth? That's in Texas, right? That's a big place, el punkoid! ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Seaking's secret santa's very naughty 'elpfu
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 02:55 AM

Yes...leave it under the tree, but don't tell my boss....I did this off my own bat and your secret santa isn't pleased by independence in his/her workers! (Sorry boss!)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 05:51 AM

Geez, Santa, you do make me work! OK, off to the locator...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Sinsull's Lucky Kissy-Elf
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 12:17 PM

Tinker: through me mam's second cuzin from the left. Enough degrees of separation to allow us to mate ...

LK-E


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Burke's Relieved Santa
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 03:06 PM

Having had some problems with the elves in the Workshop refusing to get their act together and sorting your parcel I am pleased to report that it was today handed over to the Transportation Department.

They have informed me that I have missed their last posting date for Christmas by several days but they will deliver it as soon as possible. I hope it will turn up within the Yuletide period but if not don't worry - at least you know it is on the way. Anyway the old date for Christmas was 6th January!

Have a good time.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 05:16 PM

DOH! How could I forget that we shared a birthday! I know! I know! but I won't tell until the 25th.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Seaking
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 07:17 PM

I've filled the shed with hay and bananas, warned the neighbours and got the large mammal rescusitator unit on stand-by. Think that covers it.

elpfu (elpfu ?!), I promise not to tell, ok...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jaze
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 07:21 PM

My package arrived today. From Surrey,England. Thanks, Santa! Now, how long is it til Christmas?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Seaking
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 07:23 PM

resuscitator even..!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 12:06 PM

OK how comes HE got one and wasn't in it and I am and I haven't? Huh!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: CapriUni
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 02:13 PM

It's been right chilly here, the last few days... so I waited until today (When my aide came over and put on my slippers and socks) before I went out to the mailbox...

And there my package was!

I admit to not being angelicly good... I did look at the customs label to see what was inside. But I swear by the back of the North Wind that I won't open the package until Yule morning.

Honest!

Thank you, Santa by proxy!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 06:38 AM

Woopee my parcel arrived about ten minutes ago! Thank you Santa Curmudgeon.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 05:39 PM

It's here!! It's here!! Thankyou, thankyou, my Own Dear Secret Santa! And I got the City right by the look of the postmark, so hooray for the Old Atlas *grin*   

Still have absolutely no idea who my Dear Secret Santa is though & therein lies the rub.... "to open the outer wrapper or not to open the outer wrapper, that is the question. Whether 'tis still all secretive within?"

Well, have repotted the Merry Tree & will be bringing it into the cottage tomorrow to dress. When the last glistening bauble is placed, I can then put pressies underneath. So, Santa Dear (or Santa's Charming & Noble Assistant), pray tell, is all wrapped safely within????? (am refusing to add that merry UK quip 'answers on a postcard please' for fear of another postal flurry - my poor postman has such a muddy journey down my driveway!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,My Guru's Santa's Pleased Secretary
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 06:16 PM

We're glad that the person we gave your present to got it into the postal stream properly and that it arrived safely. The box, envelope or can that it was shipped in is but the exterior packaging, and you are perfectly welcome to open it and put the contents under your no-doubt-lovely tree. There are no hints or crass revelations inside. Oh, and I'm not entirely sure, but the possibility does still exist that the city and state of origin are not the same in which we reside.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 09:30 PM

Third postcard from Virginia received in the mail, today. Thank yew, Santa!! No, please, please no coal! I know there's a lot of it there, but we've got plenty here in Colorado, too and I've tried to be as good as good can be!:-)

Thanks! (This is so much fun!)

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 05:31 AM

Mrrs Duck - you have another parcel on the way to you from an unknown but British source..... so you get two!! Although, I suspect the mystery parcel is a sharer....

I got a secret parcel too! It was beautifully wrapped but the postman had mangled it a little so I had to open it and check.

I've tried many types of chocolate, even Art Brookes' special Albuquerque Chili Chocolate, but I've never had Guinness enriched chocolate yet!! I look forward to trying it on Christmas day!

Thank you everyone for all you've done for each other - even if you didn't know you were doing it!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: mooman
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 10:59 AM

A professionally-labelled and sealed box containing a wondrous array of yet-to-be-discovered and beautifully wrapped presents has somehow survived the rigours of the Elfish Office of the Surreal Kingdom of Belgium and found its way to Moo Towers.

Thank you so much Bat Goddess both for your kind thoughts and the obvious love and care that went into the choosing and wrapping of the pressies. I shall look forward very much to opening them next Saturday morning!

With all best Christmas wishes to you and your family!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 02:33 PM

Pressies all safely tucked under my Merry Tree, Thanks again Dear Santa & Secretary!!

But woe is me, will I ever guess the secret? Last day at work is Wednesday this week, so am resolving to throw all efforts into the mystery *hee hee*


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 11:18 AM

My pressie is here!

A good sized box from the UK. I have a feeling whatever is in it isn't wrapped, so I won't open the box until tomorrow night (Solstice) and find out whom it is who sent it. I hope it isn't anything alive, because since there appears to be no movement, the poor thing is probably quite dead...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Blackcatter's Solstice Fairy
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 12:43 PM

Good to know it has arrived safely...well I hope it arrived safely!

There is something in there that is breakable...its wrapped up in a padded envelope adn I do hope that it is ok....

Hope you enjoy

Bright Blassings and a Happy Yule!

Solstice Fairy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 12:48 PM

Hip hip hooray it came today, from WA in the USA
Thank you Santa it will sit, [till christmas when I'll open it]
Beneath the tree, beside the log, and get sniffed daily by the dog
She must be watched her favourite caper is to steal and consume paper
And when that christmas day arrives, if canine curiosity it survives
Sitting up in bed with fresh Bucks Fizz, we'll open parcels and gee whiz.
We'll eat we'll drink, we'll all get fatter, and toast our Secret Santa Mudcatter.


Thank you santa.

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: vectis
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 02:42 PM

My Secret Santa thank you for the box which has arrived safely.
Be sure that it's contents will be appreciated greatly.
I will keep it under the tree until Christmas Day.
Are the contents something with which I can play?
You and your elves have worked hard all year.
So that we can relax and enjoy good cheer.
So thank you Santa for your lovely gift.
Your present to me will give me a lift.
I hope that Christmas for you is all you would wish
And on that point I had better finish.
Obviously I'm not a poet but I can do Doggerell
As bad as the scotsman William McGonnagal.

Thanks again Santa
I really have been very good this year :-)))
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 02:54 PM

Don't despair CCs Forlorn SS
My santee didn't play last year or say thanks but she did get her gift.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 03:54 PM

Great doggerel, Mary!

I'm glad to know the Postal Elves did their job properly and that your pressie has arrived! I think you'll find something with which you can play...

Merry Christmas!

Your Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Crane Driver
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 04:06 PM

Oh dear, oh dear. We're getting adjacent to the big lift-off, and so far .............. nothing. Not for me, and not for Carole either. Both our outgoings went out, and one at least has arrived, but no incomings yet. If they're not here by Thursday, we'll miss them - we leave at sparrowfart on Friday - hope the postal services hold them over until we get back mid January. Otherwise, dear Santas, you may be getting returns and will have to send them again!!

Oh dear, oh dear .............
Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mudlark
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 04:35 PM

Yippy! Thank you dear SS for getting this great Teva box to the nest in time! I've vowed to be good and not open presents until Xmas, but am having trouble convincing the corgis they should do the same. I've put the gifts up high and there is a lot of sniffing going on, behavior I do not stoop to myself, of course, altho I have poked and shaken a bit! I have not even opened card, as directed, but am itching to get at it! Many thanks again..... sign me, impatient in Paso.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: curmudgeon
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM

Many Thanks Santa !

The map must have been perfect and the elf swift, as the box arrived today. The neat packages, which keep.murmurig "Open me! Open Me!" are safely ensconced beneaIh the tree awaiting the ritual wrap rending on Saturday. I must admit that I am most curious as one package doen not adhere to the bill of lading on the box. But I am a patient person.

Thanks again -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Tinker's tenterhooked Secret Santa
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 05:59 PM

Well, Dear Tinker, Solstice is almost upon us! Are you still being good? Did you decide upon a date to unwrap or will you be spreading the beastly chore over several days? And which day is your Birthday? Am hoping that my miserable offerings will at least make you smile, and that is a gift in itself *grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 09:14 PM

Mine arrived last Thursday from Moo Towers in the Kingdom of Belgium. I had to open it, to check nothing broken you understand (cough cough). what a delight a boxful of Belgian Jazz. Django Reinhardt has long been a favourite of mine.Thank you sooooo much Secret Santa .....mooman( and Lady Mc Moo)

Mrs C


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Joybell
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 09:36 PM

Whooo! Hooray! A big box arrived today. Can't tell much from the outside and I'll wait, with great difficulty, 'till Christmas morning to open it. I'm so excited!! Hooray! Hooray!! Puzzled though?? I know a couple of real names but not the key MudcatSanta one. AND it's from right on the Californian beachfront almost. Not 40 miles inland. My Dear Secret Santa. You are still playing games. Do you perhaps have a couple of elves where the swallows come back to Capistrano?
Zen hints. Ah yes! California or Japan? That's the question. The sound of one hand clapping echos in my head! Thank you Dear Santa. Thank you. Thank you!. Cheery-bye, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Mudlark's in the Morning Secret Santa
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 12:20 AM

Oh, good! Nice to know the sleigh worked alright without snow! As to wanting to open them...perhaps the corgis are pagan and could just as well open theirs tomorrow on Solstice? Of course, you could, too...I am an equal opportunity Giver of surprises whenever they are opened.**bg**

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 05:38 AM

Mrs Cobble!!!! You mentioned your santa's name and it's not christmas. Tut tut, naughty girl I'm not going to tell you any of MY secrets ;~)
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 11:37 AM

My Santas name was on the label so no rules broken mentioning his name. However as to my extremely devious extra Santa no clues whatsoever. A large cuboid parcel arrived yesterday and in the interest of not being able to wait I opened up the most wondrous string of fairy lights all of which are little yellow rubber ducks. We chose to put them up in our room where the computer also lives. I was a little bemused however as I overheard Geoff singing to himself
"By the light of the little yellow duck..." Is that what you meant by sharing, Liz?? Whoever you are everso secret (I've narrowed it down to about a dozen!)Santa, thank you very much!!!
Janewholookssomuchbetterbyducklight


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: CapriUni
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 12:11 PM

Well, I was ever so good, and not only waited until Yule Morning, but even until After Breakfast to open my Yule packet.

Therein, I found: A little box with a homemade snowman(woman?) ornament nestled inside. A book of local folktales. 2 (count 'em -- two) wonderfully smelling bars of chocolate (one of which is flavored with ginger -- whee!), and a Sampler CD of my Santee's own band -- woo-hoo! (and the CD was packed in what looks suspiciously like a Doctor Who Big Finish Audio jewel case, so I am left thinking perhaps my Santa and I share other tastes in common)

And last, but not least, there was a wee card with my Santee's name, so I could thank her in person::

Thank you, MBSLynne! You're a wonder! And thank you, too to the sweet Jersey cow that brought the package all the way here... no doubt you are the cow that jumped over the moon, since you got it here so quickly! ...have an apple. It's very sweet.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 01:09 PM

Well, I donno... I got a box in the mail... I opend the box and some stuff is wrapped and some stuff isn't... The stuff that isn't is a couple of Lord Of The Rings "mini-busts"... And a coffee cup... pretty cool!

So... ummm... Santa-whom-I-shall-not-out? Do I have to wait to unwrap the other stuff???

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 01:14 PM

Well, Clinton, you have a few choices. You can be virtuous and wait, or you can open and not say a word about it until xmas or you can open them now and tell us about it. If only all choices in life were so simple and without consequences!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 01:16 PM

Vi.. viii.. viirrr... Viiirrrttou.... virtuous???

Wazzat mean?

LOL

I figured I'd leave it up to my Santa

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Mudlark
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 08:29 PM

Dear Darling SS...The only reason I've been able to hold off on the wrapped presents is the excelent book your package contained. I am enjoying it very much, just the right kind of reading for picking up, then putting down when the stove needs to be stoked or the dishes, really....finally....have to be done. Have travelled over 3 continents and 3 centuries in the past few days...fascinating. So far, however, I haven't a clue as to who(m) you might be...I am a dunce at this sort of thing...and the suspense is beginning to tell. Will sit down with a cold towel and try to ward off early gratification but feel a sort of....must...open...presents...NOW.... coming over me.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jennbrooks
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 08:31 PM

Dear Santa Armadillo Wrangler,

Thank you, dear Santa (and you can tell I really like that other moniker, can't you?). The box arrived yesterday and I know you had misgivings about getting it here before twelfth night! Now I have the pleasure of anticipation! It's on the hearth waiting for the tree to go up. Can't wait to greet my new armadillo?

Love,

Jenn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: KathWestra
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 08:36 PM

Yippeeeeeeeee. A mysterious parcel addressed to Kath Westra appeared today at my post office box in Rockland, Maine, from Her Majesty's Post. No clue by way of a return address as to Santa's identity, only a declaration that it is "printed matter." Could it be a book? A CD? I am awaiting opening until Christmas, but am very excited to know that I've been remembered by my Santa-over-the-pond. Thank you, dear Santa! Kathy


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Subject: To Crane Driver
From: GUEST,From Crane Driver's SS
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 11:25 PM

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! I'm really suprised your package hasn't arrived yet. I was sure it would be there before now. Hope it makes it before you leave on your   trip. If it's returned I'll special delivery it to you when you get back. What a bummer not to have it in time. I hate that! Let me know when you get it. Merry Christmas, SS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Mark Cohen, away from home
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 11:39 PM

Mine arrived today...with a real return address! That way I'll be able to thank this Lady of Maine when I open it tonight. (Chanukah has come and gone, so the 21st is just fine with me!) It's way too big for a CD...maybe it's a 6-pack of Moxie? No, too light. Unless they now have Lite Moxie...

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Clinton Hammonds Secret Santa
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 02:43 AM

Clinton: open it if you like, I didn't send you any mugs.

And as the silly elf didn't post it until after the date, you might not get it until next Christmas.

You'll know when it's from me. It's got sparkly bits on.

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: karen k
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 05:47 AM

My present arrived yesterday. I can't wait to open it but will try very hard to wait for Christmas. Like Kathy's mine's got a customs sticker on it so Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Thank you Santa. I hope you reveal yourself so I can thank you properly.

karen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,jimmyt's secret santa
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 05:52 AM

Hey jimmy, have no fear your secret santa's here. I've been bad and haven't sent your gift off yet but I promise you will get it by New Years. So, until it arrives, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Bad Santa. But you are not forgotten.

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:00 AM

Boo hoo! Only two days to go and my SS pressie still hasn't arrived! I was told it was sent ages ago so I'm wodering if the apprentice on the job, the elephant dressed as an elf, has got lost!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 09:18 AM

2 days to go here, too & based on past data, there is a 50/50 chance that it will be on time or not.

This is my 3rd Secret Santa & my first pressie was very late (early Feb!! & Santa Giac was getting worried) & last year I started the 'My Pressie has arrived' thread.

eek, look at the time, it's 1.15am & the Post office opens in six & three quarter hours, I'd better get to bed.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 10:28 AM

Lynne, is your apprentice elephant dressed as an elf the same one I'm expecting I wonder ? Otherwise two elephants on the same sleigh would slow things down a lot with the extra refuelling stops.   I suspect Olive may have turned right instead of left at Greenland but I'm sure once the GPS reboots they'll be with us. The rabbit loves the extra hay in the meantime.

SK (Back in the land of big chimneys for Christmas)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 11:04 AM

My mistake...

The one I got yesterday was from another Secret Santa on another Message Board...

So false alarm...

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Jaze's very happy its arrived SS
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 11:14 AM

Hi Jaze!

Hope you are not peeking at your pressies .....not until 25th remember or the evil penguins will come in the night and snatch them away....or was that nuns???? I get them muddled up.

Have a great Christmas

SS xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SeaKing's Secretive Santa
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 11:29 AM

There was another elephant in the sleigh? No wonder Rudolph wanted to leave yours behind!!!!!

Big Chimneys or small - hope the sleigh drops your package off in time for 12th night at least -

Enjoy a festive holiday your Oceanic Majesty!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 01:14 PM

Thank you my Extremely Secretive Santa, I won't be back at the house with the smaller chimneys until the 15th night at least but Her Most Royalness is standing by, pigeon at the ready, to convey news of early Christmas arrivals. Or maybe I'll get a trunk call this year....

Happy Christmas From the North Sea....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 02:17 PM

O.k... this time I think it's landed...
A great painted box FULL of all kinds of wee packages and marmite, and an X-mas pudding and a home-made card! All VERY VERY cool...

Except... no signature! Common Santa... don't make me go over your head to find out who you are...   come out from behind the curtain so I can say thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Karen K's secret? santa
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 02:39 PM

Glad the parecel has arrived Karen. If it isn't obvious who I am from the outside of the package you will not have to guess too hard when you open it!!!!    Have a great Christmas x


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,MBSLynne's secret Santa
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 03:13 PM

I'm sorry it hasn't arrived yet. I don't supposed there's been any local news reports of a confused elephant walking around? She really likes oranges and grapefruit, so maybe she's gotten waylaid at a local fruit stand.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 03:25 PM

So do you think it will help if I stand outside with my hands full of citrus fruit and whistle?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 03:35 PM

Aren't elephants more responsive to low frequencies? Put a Barry White album on Lynne!

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 05:56 PM

Can you lend me one CH?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:04 PM

Time is running out and my santee has not reported receipt , and I havent got anything either !


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Jenn's Personal SS...
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 09:53 PM

...and soon to be just another Super Armadillo Wrangler (SAW), once the hols are over. Very glad, Jenn, that the cage...I mean box...arrived. I hope there are no mewling noises coming from it. Just be careful how you open it, OK? I'm not saying there IS an armadillo in it, but IF there is, travelling tends to make them testy. And have a very, verrry, merrrry Christmas!

Your pal, SS/SAW


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 10:38 PM

I learnt from kids TV yesterday that Elves are afraid of Penguins....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jimmyt
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 10:48 PM

I just saw the response from my SS!! I have been good!!! I promise.......Alright I am lying! but at least the New Years is looking up! jimmyt!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 02:10 AM

Sure wish I didn't have to wish I had me a secret santa. ...But alas......... I am not giving up on hope yet.......


Santa, I was really not that good of girl this year, would you still consider a lump of coal?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Blackcatters Solstice Fairy
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:44 AM

Hello Mr Blackcatter.....

Did you open your presents??....Did they arrive safely??....did you like them??.... Oh my what is a fairy to do!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 07:11 AM

nuffin' in the mail yet, tho I did get my office Secret Santa pressie today - yet another teddy bear to somehow fit on my desk. Fortunately there was room, tho I dunno what I'm going to do when I retire in 2 years & 1 month - I certainly don't have room at home for all the toys.

I've set the alarm so I can get up early enough to visit both the Post Office & the fishmonger to buy my christmas prawns (shrimp) before I get to work.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Leadfinger's SS's Counsel's Assistant Counse
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 07:20 AM

Dear Mr. Finger,

Your Secret Santa's legal counselor assures me that your Secret Santa asserts that your Secret Santa present has indeed been posted to you. Your Secret Santa's legal counsel also suggests that you "be patient or drink yourself into a stupor (not that anyone could tell the difference) until your present arrives, delivered by an official, UNIFORMED representative of Queen Elizabeth II."

Your Secret Santa's legal couselor also states that your Secret Santa does not and cannot be held legally or morally responsible for gifts sent by you to someone else. Appropriate legal citations will be supplied upon request, and should you persist in attempting to hold your Secret Santa responsible in this matter appropriate legal action of several sizes will be taken against you at the Dives Assizes.

We remain, Mr. Finger,

Sincerely yours,

(signed)

J. Amanda Lily Lilithsdotter
Special Assistant Counsel To The Counselor-General

Elvenstone, Elvenhaus, and Bluebell
Barristers
Lower Upper Middle Temple Bar


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 07:45 AM

OOooooo, I opened the smaller package yesterday as a birthday present and got to wrap myself in wonderful magenta feathers.... All of the kids had to take a turn too..... wonderful fun Dear Santa..... I didn't share the chocolete though.... MINE !!! NOw I've just got to wait til Saturday for the final package...

Thank You Santa,

Tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 08:08 AM

You Tel him JAm and a Lily girl, I believe he is Stoke supporter and as such deserves no mercy!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Emma B
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 01:38 PM

This part of the world went shopping this afternoon - an 'orrible day, queueing ages for car parking and then again at the fishmongers and the butchers and, finally, 20 mins in the supermarket checkout behind a family with two and a half trolleys and £250 of food!
Drove home in the miserable gloom to find MY PRESSIE HAD ARRIVED!
(complete with a whole album of Canadian stamps!)
Christmas has arrived (official!)- thank you Secret Santa but I wish I could read your name (er... you're not a doctor are you?)
I confess I opened the package as there was only 3/4 of it left but I promise I will not play it until Xmas morning!
Thanks again, Happy christmas, Emma xxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Firecat
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 02:27 PM

My pressie got here the other day, all the way from America! I have to confess I opened the outer box, but none of the wrapping paper on the packages will be removed until Saturday.

I'm being good this year!!

Can't wait!

After all, there's only two more sleeps till Christmas! (Sorry, I've been watching Muppet Christmas Carol)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Joybell
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 03:15 PM

One day to go. If I'm ever going to work out who my Secret Santa is I'll have to hurry. Somebody else knows! Whether it's by clever detective work or inside information I know not. Or is it perchance actually my Santa hisveryself? He's a clever bird! I know that!
It's such a cryptic present. Plain brown paper. No sound if you shake it. No clue by feeling it. A pair of names on the return address. Neither one any help. Well, back to the original list and try a process of elimination. Compare a few posts and look for a matching style. Whoooo nearly Christmas! Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,MBSLynne's secret Santa
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:06 PM

I'm trying to get in touch with her - the Elephant's name is Mathilda (don't ask). Problem is, being an official employee of North Pole LTD., she's quite capable of hiding. The pressie will come, but you'll likely never see her.

I promise you'll get it soon!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Fircat's Extremely Pleased Santa
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:14 PM

I'm glad you got it in time. In my family, we have a tradition of opening one present each on Christmas Eve, so feel free to consider yourself one of the family.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:15 PM

Hello Catsphiddle, My Secret santa!

I opened the box around 2AM Wed. Morning in front of a bunch of friends who were all staying up to greet the sunrise on the longest night of the year.

OK all - here's what I got:

A handful of Cadbury chocolates, A lage box of tasty tea bags (a friend says they ever are better when soaked in hot water - who knew?!), a wunnerful piece of glass with painted face of a greenman on it (appears to be hand painted) and a set of Chinese caligraphy brushes!

THANKS!



Woo hoo!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:22 PM

Thank you Santa, I will wait patiently. If it doesn't come tomorrow, it will give me something to look forward to after all the festivities are over won't it?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,My Guru's Santa's Evil Secretary
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 04:35 PM

Your Santa and I have enjoyed this game a great deal. She says that she would like to continue to develop this friendship as time goes on.

However, I want to continue to play! With this in mind, there is absolutely nothing in any of the little packages that will assist you in identifying either of us! She says that isn't according to the rules...but everyone knows that the world is really run by secretaries.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Champagne carol's Secret Santa
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM

Cllr! Oh Cllr!!!!

Pressie Box TWo should be there. is it?? Please post.

Box #3 should be there by tomorrow.

Luv

santa

P.S. if you post, I'll send more stuff. bribing always works


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 05:03 PM

Hi Blackcatter

Glad its all ok.....the glass pannel is indeed handpainted, I did it myself. It looks wonderful with a candle behind it or in a window with the light shining through.

I hope your Yule was as special as ours.

Love
Khatt x


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 05:24 PM

Ours was indeed special. My new girlfriend attended her first ritual ever and enjoyed herself. It got down to 49 over night but with a roaring bonfire, many of us were wearing only sweatshirts will sitting around it.

Blessed Yule to all.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 05:35 PM

"Wearing only sweatshirts"? So what they say is true, then?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 06:14 PM

Is now the time to say that if Manitas can't restore the computer innards, the Secret Santa files are lost and we'll have to guess who got whom?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Cllr
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 06:43 PM

it has not arrived yet I did promise to tell you and I wil hugs and kisses Cllr


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: My guru always said
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 07:32 PM

Hooray!! Another postcard & from Biloxi Bay, hmmmm.... Have completely given up with the Faithful Old Atlas at this stage, it seems to be no help whatsoever! However, the clues are mounting up & my little grey cells are electrocuting themselves with pondering overload!! I have already made several guesses as to the identity of my own Dear Secret Santa, the last one has been lodged with my Bank as proof positive that I actually know nothing at all!!!

I am extremely concerned that my own Dear Secret Santa's wonderful Assistant is calling him or herself 'Evil'. This is a worrying trend. Certainly, Secretarys and Administrators are major Cogs in the Machine, but Santa has a magical power and I believe that she or he KNOWS just how GOOD I have been, and there are lovely pressies under my homegrown tree to prove it *grin* Only one more day.....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret Santa
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 10:08 PM

A Pox on the Postal System...Carol should have gotten at least box #2 by now.

Never fear..I signed onto Drinkon.com and order her up a bottle of Champagne. Sine they are in the UK, it should get there before New Year's for heaven's sake.

I was trying to figure out how to send a bottle when it finally ocurred to me..why not just BUY one IN the UK. Duh. So I did.

CCSS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 11:44 PM

I have a BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL Christmas box under my tree! Thank yew, thank yew, Santa!! I feel terribly spoiled, so many beautifully wrapped gifts inside such a special box! I wanted to open them for late Solstice, but my daughter said I should wait for Christmas. Oh...I love this. The postcards are gorgeous, too. ANd,I don't have a clue...the only two 'catters I know of in VA don't match up with the name on the package, of course, someone could be being very Secetive with me. All shall be revealed, I hope, when I open the envelope wmarked wait until opening all other packages!

THANKS SO MUCH, SANTA!!!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 24 Dec 04 - 12:31 AM

Here's a question - why is it that it takes 4 days to send a package from Florida to California and 3 weeks to send one from Florida to Ireland?   It's about the same distance, and I'm even paying MORE.

What the hell is wrong with all this?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Dec 04 - 01:56 AM

We had two packages go from the middle of the U.S. to the UK in just one week. You just lucked out, I guess!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 24 Dec 04 - 02:00 AM

The Royal Courtiers of Her Majesty Seaqueen have informed me that a parcel from New York is now sitting under the tree back at the Palace.

Thank you Secret Santa, I'll be home on the 28th to open pressies - and check for clues...

Happy Christmas to all Secret Santas and Santees wherever you are.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: freda underhill
Date: 26 Dec 04 - 10:10 PM

something wonderful just happened!

i went out the front door to get my cat (deli) and there was a parcel in the letter box

it was from my secret santa (and helpers)

i opened the cardboard box, inside was a lovely card - embroidered with a blonde angel in a purple dress) and a beautiful purple box (how did they know i like purple?)as i took things out, little stars, coloured paper and paper snowflakes came out.

and a cassette of beautiful christmas classical music, a tiny pudding, candy sticks, and a mini christmas cake - everything individually wrapped, but best of all it included a beautiful purple african caftan that i saw at the towersey festival, but couldnt afford to buy. i wanted that so much! someone there must have known i wanted it, and got it for me!

secret santa, this is one of the best presents i have ever received - so kind and thoughtful - THANK you, you have made my day, my week and my year. and i have some beautiful tiny paper snowqflakes on the floor - they will stay there for me to smile at!!

I think i know who you are santa - one of three people - thank you, thank you, thank you!

X freda


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Robin2
Date: 26 Dec 04 - 10:47 PM

To my Secret Santa,

I opened your gifts, and enjoyed each and every one! First was the cat calendar, too cute!! Then the fishie purse, and some friendship tea. How did you know I was a tea person?? So I made myself a cup (hmmmm, wonderful), and set back for the best pressie of all...your wonderful gift of music. Thank you, Thank you SOOO much, and Merry Christmas!

Robin2


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jaze
Date: 26 Dec 04 - 10:56 PM

Thanks to my Secret Santa, Sarah The Flute. I loved the books, I knew you had a "quirky" sense of humor. My kids and I loved Nunzilla. She reminds me of Sister Finbar.... and your Cd is great. I wish you best of luck with it. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Joybell
Date: 26 Dec 04 - 11:39 PM

So! You clever bird you! My Secret Santa. It was the "miles" that threw me!
Such wonderful presents. I hope you know you are responsible for me not getting anything done on Christmas morning! Wondering around with a tomato in one hand and a lettuce in the other, I was. An Amos CD and a Kendall one! Both of them presenting songs just the way I like them sung. And a lovely book of pictures of the area we plan to travel through in a few months time. Oh! and gourmet jelly beans too! Yum! Thank you. Thank you my Dear Secret Santa! Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 01:15 AM

I opened my SS Pressies after midnight local time (hoping to be the frst to post) and I got...


A wondrous book - an original - words & music of some songs by Frank Krumit - Wonderful - I started a thread on him, having been made aware of his name by a friend who will get to see the book!
A book of humourous tales by somebody called 'Kendall'... hmmmmm...
A 1901 book on Wireless Telegraphy, including explanations of Coherers & Syntonic Circuits! - WOW!
A pack of cards - all different backs, but all Jokers.... hmmm.....
Some weird pens!
A box of hankies - no, wait - table napkins!
A Clown figure!
Some chockies - yum!
A huge magnet with a nice quote about Fools & Wise men - which looks remarkably like a quote from The Fooles Troupe Website!
A bottle of Real Vermont Maple Syrup - we only get Camp brand imitation stuff imported here :-)
A small Pillow - size suitable for clown above!
A Reindeer antlers hat! - worn all Xmas Day!
One Bluebird of Happiness - Now that I've finally got the litle bugger on a string, it will be kept well away from all my future Birthday Cakes!

And a beautiful card with a picture of a lighthouse!

All from Mary! SINSULL! - Rhymes with Tinsel!


And a Hoppy New Beer to you all!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 01:35 AM

I have happily discovered that my Secret Santa this year was Alison. I wasn't sure from the writing on the package, and actually hadn't searched too hard, but the information was in the package. Lots of goodies, and my kids helped with the unwrapping. Music from Alison from a session and instructions for learning the bodhran (and a note telling me that if I don't have a bodhran I can practice with tupperware and a wooden spoon!) Lots of views of Australia in a date book that is almost too gorgeous to write in. There's a great printed linen cloth that is the sort that can either be a big dish cloth or a wall-hanging. This Aboriginal Australia hanging will be in globe trotting good company on my laundry room walls with the Statue of Liberty and a linen print depicting a ceiling in Britain's Kensington Palace. Finally, I think the cold can holder is far more refined than most that you'll find in the US, with sports teams, crude sayings, or beer brands on them! It was a lot of fun to open, and it was a good choice of stuff that made the long trip easily.

Thank you, Alison!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Robin 2's Secret Santa
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 01:48 AM

Merry Christmas Robin, glad you liked the presents, it was a lot of fun looking for them. Did you find the dangly things as well ?
2004 SS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Champagne Carol's Secret santa
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 02:15 AM

Well, seeing as not all of my Pressies have arrived at Chez Carol & Cllr...Perhaps Cllr should keep my identity secret a while longer..at least until Twelfth Night...hehe. Keep Champagne Carol on pins and needles.

Fine by me, I'm not done playing yet! After all, I haven't yet sent any photos from my brief career as a semi-professional wrestler! (for real)

Cllr...if you didn't see earlier..I've ordered up a Bottle of Champagne for her from Drinkon.com and it should arrive in the next couple of days. it's intended for your New years Eve celebrations. I've more little pressies to send as well. I'll probably post them on Tuesday. I do hope the other Pressies all arrive in a heap tomorrow.

Luv
CCSS
P.S. your email got through fine, so you can play the game that way too, even if you do have to use your Blackberry!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 06:55 AM

Well, my SS is still a mystery- I love the Brassneck cd (more! more!), and I'm so enjoying the "Folklore of Leicestershire and Rutland"- it's exactly the sort of read I enjoy on cold winter evenings.

And the chocolate.... dear Santa, I love you forever!

Hmmm, wait a minute while I do a Search on Brassneck ok, that narrows it down a bit- but not enough to let me know if it was you... or you...

Many thanks, all the same!

Allison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Freda's Other secret Santa
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 06:58 AM

Freda, I wish I could have been there to see your face... it was so secret, not even your 'designated Real' Secret Santa knew all that was in it....

Wear and enjoy... you may even find the odd spot of Towersey Suntan still on the hems.....

And I am mightily impressed that it got there in time!

FUSS!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: freda underhill
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 08:55 AM

hmmmmmmm. TWO santas. now this is really confusing. i could be within a cat's whisker of solving this one, OR, i could be just fiddling on thin air..


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: artbrooks
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 08:56 AM

And a grateful and heartfelt Thank You! to Keith Selby (or is that Keith from Selby?) for the Green Man t-shirt and the books about the town and abbey of Selby.

Art Brooks


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 09:15 AM

Well a Camp Runamuck 2002 CD full of Mudcatters,[including a certain Mr Jessup] a book on Washington art, a hand carved Loon pen, a cute little green pottery dish, a fridge magnet. Thank you Santa lovely gifts,but I still don't know who you are, not all WA Catters have profiles and the wrapping is in the bin.
HELLLPPPP!!
Giok {I suspect someone with the initials JE}


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 09:57 AM

My SS is Crane Driver...Damn it, Tinker and Charmion! You had me going.
I got a book of Welsh Folk Songs which Pauline is chomping at the bit to play, a children's pop-up book in Welsh so basic that I can almost read it, A beautiful tea towel with a Welsh lion/gryphon/dragon(?), a CD of my Secret Santa himself who bears a strong resemblance to Santa Claus. A travel brochure which I am taking as an invitation and a beautifully crocheted Christmas wreath ornament.
Thank you, CD. And thanks for palying along with the mystery.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tinker
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 10:01 AM

Santa, thank you so much I'm working today to the sounds of Whittlebury Song and Ale.... I recognize a few voices from the Shellback visit a couple years ago. It's wonderful fun. The knit ornaments are poerfect for my tree and went straight from the box to the tree on Christmas morning. We will mull wine tommorrow night when my brother arrives and now have no excuse for confusing our glasses.The Scarves are wonderful and in perfect shades to go with things I already have. Of course chocolate needs no qualifiers, but this was especially yummy.

I haven't opened the idenifying CD, I'll send a PM first and see if I guessed right....

Let's see, calendar from Surrey, html usage, compuer down for awhile...

Thank You

tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MMario
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 10:05 AM

Official Thanks go out to Sandra in Sydney - I recieved a package chock-o-block full of Australiana - a garden calender, a picture of Ayers Rock with sand and wildflowers atached, a wildflower card, a beautiful card with lace,and teensy weensy miniture knitting, several vintage knitting publications and an article on the histroy of knitting in Australia - I'm probably forgettingn something - but there are hours and hours of delight lurking within. And yes, I've already spotted on photo I need to try and duplcate...


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MMario
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 10:13 AM

Whhops! I forgot the song book, the CD, and the cross stitch Christmaqs Kangaroo ornament!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Hollowfox
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 10:15 AM

John "Giok" MacKenzie, I love you! I've always enjoyed the Old Blind Dogs when I've heard them on various folk programs on the radio, but I was never able to run across a cd, so now I'm in bliss. The Hannah's butter tablets are devine; I'm hiding them from my teens and rationing them out to myself. And the oarcakes - they're great! I'd always wondered about them when I read about them. they were the perfect antidote to all the Christmas sweets. Thanks again, and may the rest of the holiday be good to you. Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 10:21 AM

Owen and I opened mine (from Foolestroupe)and the Honoured First Pressie of the Day. Goodies! 5 pks of Tim Tams, Kahlua (sp) biscuits, Tia Maria biscuits, several rolls of Oz Lifesavers, jar of 2 bars of Violet Crunch, sheesh! I guess he thinks I need to gain some weight! Oh, and the 'rocks' were a jar of Lemon Curd and a jar of Gherkin pickle. Thanks, Robin!

Owen thought the best pressie of the day was the empty box and the rolls of Lifesavers...he spent the next hour putting them in the box, taking them out of the box.....hee hee.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: curmudgeon
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 10:42 AM

Firecat, you're fantastic ! A box of butterscotch, a most treasured Mudcat Badge, a recipe laden tea towel, two delightful, beautifully illustrated cookery tomes (I'll be trying out one recipe today) and another book of aged photographs of your extended neighborhood. Oddly enough, that publisher has its regional US office located in nearby Portsmouth, and on twice Linn (Bat Goddess) has come quite close to working there.

All in all, this was a fine lot of presents, the enjoyment of which will endure for many years to come.

I should really like to thank you in person, Katy, but it may be a while ere we enjoy the correct confluence of time and money to travel across the pond. In the meanwhile, you can send a picture to Pene Azul so that I can put a face with all your thoughtful generosity.

Thans again -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 11:17 AM

And VEGEMITE! I forgot the Vegemite!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 11:24 AM

Hollowfox, oatcakes are best eaten spread with butter, and accompanied by a nice bit of cheese, but if you think that's too much cholesterol cut out the butter. Glad you like the OBDs.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: My guru always said
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 12:27 PM

My own Dear Secret Santa's Fabulous Assistant, I have to confess that I'm pretty sure that the game is up! Don't ask me how as it all clicked into place a few days ago. The Locator was no use at all, the postcards were completely crazy, but your previous hints and the Old Atlas had narrowed down the search. Having got the vague location I could cross out those who were playing whose profiles showed them elsewhere.

You and my Own Dear Secret Santa were still on the list at that point as I had no clues as to your whereabouts. My guess was a shot in the dark, but having been on Chat last night I am soooooo sure know, you really were Very Helpful *smile*

Thankyou So Much for the FABULOUS beaded earrings (sooooo craftily clever), they're beautiful!!! Have just got back from a 2 day Santa Run so haven't had a chance to listen to the CD yet, but it looks extremely interesting! Any the books are just my style & even better, I've never heard of them. Wonderful pressies, Thanks!!!

Believe me, you guys have blown my mind & it was SO MUCH FUN! Thankyou both & have a wonderful Christmas & New Year! (Was just going to send this when the Cat went down!!! - have sent you a pm from the Annexe)
ps. is that your real address on the packet or another helpful Elf's?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 04:52 PM

I have been asked to pass on these comments from Limpit.

WOWWWW!! A mermaid. She's lovey and special. She was named after me? Fairy dust... Oooooooooo!! More? A big pencil from Itasca where? Look what the fairy is doing on the box.....! Can we make the muffin mix now (this at 7.30 in the morning....) can I wear the hair bungee now?

I gather from that, she liked them... especially the fairy dust.

Thank you so much for making a little girl shut the hell up for 10 minutes!!!!

Your letter was wonderful too, such a beautiful picture it painted that I want to visit!

The mermaid made it one piece, as did the giant pencil. We've not made the muffins yet, that's being saved for New Years....

Thank you - all the bits of paper all over the floor were worth it!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: rumanci
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 05:08 PM

WOW !!   I really did guess right and I couldn't be more pleased either .......a fabulous piece of your own craft .......which now has pride of place - with an orchid in it *g*
Thankyou kind sir xx


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Firecat
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 05:42 PM

Thank you artbrooks!!

I opened one on Christmas Eve, and it contained two Night Worlds! I've just finished the first one before coming on here, and I'm going to start on the second when I've finished on here.

The rest of the parcels I opened on Christmas Day, and they contained two packs of temporary butterfly tattoos (which I haven't applied yet), a butterfly teeshirt with butterflies on the front and back, and two pairs of beaded earrings, one red and blue, the other blue and silver.

Thank you again art! Consider yourself hugged!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jennbrooks
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 06:22 PM

Dear Mudlark,

Thank you so much for my present. It's perfect, and much easier upkeep than an armadillo--hmm, maybe I can bead an armadillo? Your work--the photograph and cat border on the note--are great.

Maybe we'll see you here where we live sometime--

Love,

Jenn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JenEllen
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 06:31 PM

Yeah, Giok! Initials, indeed....*bg*   Glad it all arrived safely and found you well and happy.
~JE


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Nancy King
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 07:01 PM

Hey Sinsull, it turns out Crane Driver was MY Secret Santa, too! How did that happen? A busy fellow, it seems!

I got a wonderful CD of his songs (really quite good, and well performed, with lots of great lore -- I'm going to try to learn a couple of them!), a pretty wooden pin with a Welsh butterfly design, a deck of cards with Welsh scenic views, a little pin with Welsh and American flags, a lovely picture of a (mostly buried) "Wreck of the Helvetia" on "our local beach" (Rhossili Bay), AND a dandy little cookbook with traditional Welsh recipes, some of which I definitely plan to try! Thank you, Crane Driver!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 07:47 PM

Seems that Santa was very busy duplicating himself this year.... more than one person got more than one present....

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 07:47 PM

I hate to dissapoint my Secret Santa but the wee elves have not yet delivered. Here's hoping.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Kim C
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 08:02 PM

Hurrah! My pressie arrived today. It is from Emma B, and she sent me a marvelous assortment of exotic chocolates, the likes of which I haven't seen around here, a packet of lovely handmade paper with leaf designs on it, and a splendid book of photographs by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. It is a BEAUTIFUL book, and no, I didn't already have a copy! Thank you SO much!!!!!! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: CET
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 08:11 PM

Like Shanghaiceltic I am waiting in eager anticipation. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Teresa
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 08:28 PM

Oh oh, I got the card ... gift coming soonly :)

Happy holidays, alls!

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 08:31 PM

I received a letter today from Spain, and I wondered if my Secret Santa Alison in Australia had been being tricky in her Santa delivery. But it was just a lottery scam that for the first time ever didn't arrive via my email! It had an interesting stamp, but the rest went in the shredder.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Robin2
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 09:11 PM

Oops, went back thru, and did find them!! Thanks again, and have a wonderful New Year!

Robin2


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 08:00 AM

Tomorrow the Post Office opens after it's Chrissy shut-down. Maybe my pressie will be waiting ...

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 11:09 AM

I'm waiting for my gift also and not giving up hope!
I am happy my secret Santee liked her gifts, but since no mention of my name came up I will remain secret Santa!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
Peace, Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SINSULL'S Still Secret Santa!
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 04:03 PM

Ha! Think you're so clever, do ya? WRONG! Which is not to say that CD wasn't 'in the loop' as we say!

KEEP GUESSING GIRL!

S's SS !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JenEllen
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 05:12 PM

Mine arrived today! THANK YOU, CLLR!!! (that's an awful lot of a.k.a's you've got there..) A book of British Ballads to dogear and demolish. A real treat!
~Jen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Crane Driver
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 08:31 PM

Try again, Sinsull - I did supply the CD, but your Santa is someone else - I wouldn't dare give a clue.

Hope you like the songs, anyway!!

Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Animaterra's SS - Still Got You Guessing!
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 06:45 AM

Hehe! Glad you like the CD - the real one will be tons better! (Properly recorded, not in the back room of a pub...)

OK - I'm the handsome looking punkoid with a beard... before what's left of my hair got slightly singed in the tavern!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Partridge
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 06:47 AM

Thanks Charmion,

I'm wearing the beautiful amethyst pendant and the dream catcher is above my bed,

thank you, thank you

love

Pat


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: greg stephens
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 06:55 AM

Maire-Aine:
Thanks a million. Local Michigan delicacies and craft work arrived perfectly on time and much appreciated!
HAPPY NEW YEAR


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 08:09 AM

AHA! Expect a PM, Mister Santa!!

The grateful Allison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: vectis
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 12:44 PM

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Secret Santa for my lovely Christmas stocking filled with loads of little presents. I will enjoy taking my father back home tomorrow and listening to the CDs and sucking on those georgeous little sweets. It was a really fun gift to unwrap and explore.

I have an idea as to who you might be but am not sure of your mudcat name.

Thanks once again.
Your ever grateful
Vectis.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: CET
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 01:09 PM

The Eagle has landed! In my mailbox this morning was a package from Berkeley, CA. It turned out to be a CD of shanties and sea songs, "Time Ashore is Over" by Richard Adrianowicz and singes from the Hyde Street Pier. I have just finished listening to it, and I know that I will be learning a few of these songs. An excellent choice - thank you very much!

Alas, my Secret Santa remains anonymous so I can't send a PM.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MMario
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 01:18 PM

CET - the CD is from R ADRIANOwicz? great CD!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Vectis' Secret Santa
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 06:27 PM

Hi Vectis --

Glad you like the stocking stuff. Don't spend too much time trying to figure out a "Mudcat name." If you know who I am, you know my Mudcat name!   Ho ho ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: CET
Date: 29 Dec 04 - 07:44 PM

Thanks MMario - I figured it had to be somebody on the CD, most likely Mr. Adrianowicz himself, but I wasn't sure.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Snuffy
Date: 30 Dec 04 - 07:53 AM

A lovely little parcel in this morning's post from Nashville - yes, the Nashville, the one in Tennessee - containing some coffee and a mug and a keyring from a diner that's been a tradition in Nashville since 1951. (I guess it does music too).

AND a wonderful CD of my secret Santa and her "Mister", with a wonderful selection of traditional songs as well as half a dozen of her own compositions. I've already played it through twice - wow there is a wealth of talent on the Mudcat.

Many, many thanks, to you, Kim C, and may 2005 bring you all you wish for yourself.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Dec 04 - 09:49 AM

Aw shucks. (blushing) Thanks. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 30 Dec 04 - 10:32 AM

OK OK I couldn't WAIT until New Year so I've dashed into work and managed to get thru alarms locked doors etc to retrieve my parcel from Psudolus!!!! YaaaaYYYY Great gifts - a CD (yet to be listened to), a calendar - very useful as I havn't got one and its got some nice pics of Delaware AND a lovely "sarah the flute" pewter ornament. Thanks so much ...VERy much appreciated.

Now a message for Jaze - glad you liked the stuff....you CAN be truthful about the CD you know!!!!

Cheers

Happy Mudcat New Year!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 06:24 AM

Whoopee ! ! ! ! Finally got a parcel ALL the way from Darkest Idaho!
Now I must contain myself in patience for parcel # 2 . -And also await information that my Santee is finally in receipt !


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 01 Jan 05 - 02:05 PM

Had a slip in my mailbox to tell me my SS Pacel is waiting at the local post office, it was delivered at 5 p.m. last night so I will pick it up today.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 03:37 AM

I have just had a day of laughing at two of my cats. Part of the prezzy was some cat nip covered toys, something you do not get in China. Sooty and Kitty went absolutely mad. Sooty played pawball for about 2 hours and then lay on her back licking and smiffing one of the toys. Kitty even decided to have a run around and then decided to lay on her back for an hour holding the other cat toy between paws sniffing and licking it and going into little shudders!

Both are now lying worn out by their exertions, both have lovely contented expressions.

Now I am worried what will they do when the withdrawal symptoms kick in, will they go Cat Nip Cold Turkey?

Just now waiting for Mimi the No.1 cat to come in and see if she looses her normal calm but grumpy nature when she gets a whiff of the cat nip.

Many thanks Laurel, btw the candy is excellent.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: selby
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 05:29 AM

Thanks Peg for the lovely prezzies. Santa is really clever how did she know abour our dulcimer, my scotish connections, it beats me!!!!!
Thanks Santa and have a peaceful & prosperous New Year.
Keith


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 07:08 AM

My latest postcards are from Biloxi Bay & Navarre Beach, wonderful cards to add to my collection!!

My thanks to my Own Dear Santa Jennbrooks & her Wonderful Assistant Artbrooks {{{hugs}}}
Such lovely Xmas gifts (fabulous earrings!!) & an excellent chase. But is it your address on the packet???


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 08:33 AM

Mine still hasn't arrived yet :-(

Boo hoo, Santa doesn't love me (sniff sniff)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 06:09 PM

CET, now that the holiday is over, it's safe to come out of anonymity and let you know that I'm your secret santa (not Radriano, but that was a close guess, folks, since I'm on his CD). Glad you're enjoying it!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 10:37 PM

dear morticia and Liz the Squeak,

my little elves have snooped about -

THANK you for being such thoughtful (and very secret) santas!

opening that parcel was probably the best surprise present moment i have ever, or will ever, have!!

xx hugs to you both

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Alba
Date: 02 Jan 05 - 10:48 PM

She's here. My fairy (literally) arrived and She is Beautiful and She is Musical.
Thank you oh Thank you my wonderful still Secret Santa.
The Postcards are lovely too and I suspect are a clue to You...so Ill get on it and when I know who you are I will be in touch.
I have just the spot for my Fairy and I have already called her Fae.
I am delighted.
Blessings and Best Wishes for 2005.
Love
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Alba's reclusive Santa Claus
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 11:31 AM

Dear Alba
I'm so pleased you liked her and that she arrived for Hogmanay.
The cards are a clue; they are of the area of outstanding natural beauty that surrounds the place I live. Pretty isn't it?
Love
Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 07:38 PM

Thank you Santa Sorcha - I have been away for a week but now I am home I can have some more of my goodies. That white chocolate almond popcorn stuff was yummo!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 03:24 AM

I think I don't believe in a secret santa anymore. Who is my santa? I want to know. I think I don't believe in you anymore santa. You make me sad and disillusioned. You shouldn't have played the game if you aren't real. You are the one who should get a lump of coal. I hope you are with the living to recieve this message. You a mean ol' santa, secret santa.

ps, if your out there and love me, pm me. I will believe in you.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Rustic Rebels SS
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 09:11 AM

It's in the post! I promise! I fear the postal service deserves the coal. If you don't get it soon let me know and I'll chanse it up.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:03 AM

Still nuffin' from my Santa either. Yoo hoo, Santa, are you there?
I'm quite happy to wait patiently as long as I know I haven't been forgotten.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Edain
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 10:42 AM

Mine arrived at home today! (I moved back to University yesterday but my parents are forwarding it :-) )


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 02:09 PM

So that's it is it? I have to threaten with a lump of coal to bring you out of the woodwork! Thank you Santa, now I don't feel so sad or forgotten. Where have you been? In the north pole or something?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 06:28 PM

Thank you Leo for the CDs and the fluffy addition to the royal elephant herd. I'm still not sure of your Mudcat identity but I've got your email address so will attempt to clear up the riddle of the 'house with the big chimneys' with a photograph.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year and thanks again for being a fun Secret Santa...

Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Rustic Rebel's SS
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 07:25 PM

hmm.. I thought I'd posted in a couple of the other threads, maybe it's just me. Oh well, I had a dissertation to finish by the 17th of Dec and so things got sorted and posted after then, it should hopefully get to you soon though.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jimmyt
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 08:17 PM

My present was waiting for me when I returned from Ohio on Jan 4. Thank you Karen K for a great gift I will spend some time selecting 2 CDs from Folk Legacy Collection. What I great gift.   Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Pseudolus's Secret & wondering Santa
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 08:49 PM

Now I know I sent a Pressie,
I wrapped it up with care.
Dropped it into my Post Office
Did your Pressie reach you there?

a worried, wondering Santa!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: bet
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 11:43 PM

Santa arrived today!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful box Lead Fingers. The mugs are almost to beautiful to us, I'll use them though. I'm just about out of soap in the bath and Lily of the Valley is a favorite of mine. The key chain makes me laugh, reminds me of one I had several years ago. I can hardly wait to dress up a little to wear the braclet, it's sooooooooo beautiful, reds a good color. Thank you so much it was just like Christmas all over. I would say you did a great job of shoping for someone you don't know.
It is so much fun getting to know people from all over the world. The Mudcat is a great place. I'll tune in one of these days. Thanks again Santa. bet


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 05:57 AM

Hooray!!! Yay!!!! My Secret Santa pressie has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Dances round the room with joy and excitement.
The mini-cauldron I received is just right for a small witch like me. And the CDs of Zydeco music are brilliant. I wonder how many Secret Santa parcels DIDN'T contain a CD? Everyone I know both received and sent one.

What a great idea this was...can I sign up now for next year please?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Tig
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:44 AM

I had to e-mail my SS as I knew I was going away and the Cat was down.

Thank you on the fred Capri for the most wonderful dragon book I have ever seen. I am studying it with care and will take the info into consideration if I ever go dragon hunting.

Thanks again.

Lots of love and hugs and wishes for a good 2005.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Burke's Concerned Secret Santa
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 11:48 AM

Has the pressie made it within the Yule period or have the naughty customs men kept it for themselves?

My elves assured me it was posted and handed over the certificate of posting. If it doesn't make it soon please let me know.

Hope you had a good Christmas even if it didn't turn up in time.

Your worried Santa.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 04:33 PM

Finally! Finally! After days and days of bouncing on my toes in anticipation! The Post Office elves braved the greasy slippery snow today (maybe THEY used reindeer -- nah, I saw the tire marks in the snow) and deposited a whole bunch of music in my mailbox.

Thank you, Freda Underhill!

You should have stuffed some balmy Australian breezes in the envelope to counteract today's snowy New Hampshire winter wonderland. I'll pin the postcard up behind the computer so I can gaze wistfully at it.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 07:26 PM

This moved way too far down in the rankings in just the past coupla hours -- so I've got to refresh it.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 08:31 PM

Still waiting. Ah, but Santa has to go through the post office these days.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's belated but expectant Santa
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 09:20 PM

Chanteyranger, your pressie should be winging its way from our sunny climes even as we speak. I had to speak severely to those pesky elves who were spending way too much time lazing around at BBQ's and drinking Guinness. Now it's in the lap of the gods - er - up to the postal service, to deliver. Arrrrrr!

Let me know when you get it. I hope you like it. You might even get a few clues as to who your Santa is, too.

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 10:12 PM

Crane Driver is not my Secret Santa? I feel stupid and ineffective and...so who the hell are you???????
SINS, Pissed!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 11:08 PM

Thank you, Santa, for the update. Ever since the postal service insisted on processing reindeer through security measures, things have been slower for you than you'd want.

Guinness......no wonder Rudolph has a red nose.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 11:59 AM

Calling Santa - where are you? I haven't heard from you for months. Do you even exist?

I don't think I believe in Santa any more :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,SINSULL'S ROTFL SS
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 01:12 PM

Oh this is soooooo good. This is why God (and Liz the Squeak) gave us secret santas.

And I take it you're pissed in the North American sense of the word, not the British. Although you could be both: it's that time of year.

ss


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: freda underhill
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 01:58 PM

glad it finally got there, BG, but remember, there's another parcel on its way! santa's helper is still flapping his exhausted Bat wings and singing a batty tube as he does!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 04:06 PM

Well, I think that I can safely assume that I didn't have a Secret Santa this time.

Oh well, at least I had fun finding the presents for my Secret Santee. My Santee hasn't received them yet, due - not to the vagaries of Oz Post, but to the flat-out busyness of me and resulting fatigue, and also to my incredible talent at procrastination. I couldn't believe how quickly December flew by without me getting the presents wrapped and packaged for posting and then to the post office..

I'm hoping that soon my Santee's present will arrive and I hope that they are what my Santee would like.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Jan 05 - 01:38 PM

And I haven't yet had time to even START listening to the CDs!

And there's MORE surprises on the way!

Thanks again!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: sian, west wales
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 11:50 AM

Well, I've been outed as Sinsull's Secret Santa finally! What a lark! Thanks to everyone who helped keep the ball rolling including various elf-helpers who mailed post cards for me.

And I was well and truly Santa'd myself by Hollowfox! A great box of goodies - CD, storybooks, hymnbooks, recipes, christmas ornament. A real Aladin's cave of goodies.

Thanks to Liz the Squeak for orchestrating all the fun!

Where do I sign up for next year?

siân


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 02:51 PM

Well just imagine how you'd feel if you lived in Ascension Island, the post office sent all their Christas post to Asuncion, except for the mail for the capital Georgetown which they sent to Georgetown Guyana. Now there's a cock-up worthy of a mention in despatches.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SussexCarole
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 05:19 PM

Just got back home from our trip to Aus....opened our front door to a mountain of post, but sadly for us both, nothing from either of our santas. Perhaps that's because we crossed the date line & didn't have a real Christmas day or perhaps the British post office elves are just still too busy.   At least we both know that our Santees had their prezzies.. Happy New Year to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Carole & Andrew


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 09:55 PM

Hi Carole and Andrew. Glad you got back safely. I gather you did both leave on schedule. How's the ear Carole? Did you have any trouble with it on the plane? It was lovely meeting you both and having you at the BBQ. I just wish we could have spent more time with you. John told me I missed a mini-session in his van too :-(

Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat as you guys with Secret Santa presents - no sign of mine, either. Not even a peep from my Santa. It would be nice at least to hear something - ANYTHING from mine.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: alison
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 02:45 AM

yeah me too... Santa doesn't love me either....sniff sniff...
not a peep...... boo hoo
just a little note would be nice....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 05:13 AM

Oh well, failing a present, I might as well grab the 300th post. It's not much, but it's something......


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 07:59 AM

my santa has been saving up money to send my pressies - there's sooooo much (coal) it won't fit in a standard envelope!!

I can hardly wait!!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Cllr
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:12 PM

To those still waiting do not give up hope I recieved (or rather Champagne Carol recieved) three items, all posted seperately, on Friday and Saturday so there is still hope! Cllr Thank you CCsecret santa!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 02:33 PM

Maybe it's something to do with Australian Customs (as in the little people who poke about in your pressies after they get taken off the plane, ship or snail - not the Oz customs like poking fun at your mates, or standing around a bunch of burning fuel, singeing lumps of meat and drinking brown fizzy stuff) because it is interesting that the Oz Catters are the ones who don't have pressies: JennyO, Sandra in Sydney, alison, & me.

Hmmm!!

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 02:35 PM

Amber Helen amber!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 08:36 PM

I got mine well in time - very little delay - I think it's random whether it gets poked into.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 08:47 PM

I think freda underhill got hers too.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennieG
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 11:01 PM

I got mine very early (I started this thread after all!), but it had been opened by Australian Customs because it contained food. It was repackaged, and one of their leaflets was enclosed about "what you can and can't post to Australia". The leaflet also said that nothing had been removed.

Perhaps something to beware of on future occasions when sending to Oz?

Cheers
JennieG who is enjoying her yummy munchies!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 01:38 AM

So, maybe we secret-Santa-less people can have our own little Secret Santa gift-giving among ourselves. I'd be happy to send off another present to someone else who was Santa-less, just to cheer them up and help them not to feel unloved and unwanted.

And Giok, it is brown if it is Brown, black (well, almost) if it is Black, brown if it is Blue, or Red, and looks like frothy liquid Vegemite if it is Guinness, etc etc. :-)

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 02:01 AM

Nice idea Helen. But are we in fact Santaless? We must have been assigned Santas, and only Liz knows who they are. I was thinking of waiting till she is over her current medical procedure, and then asking her if she knows of any reason why my Santa has not responded (except for 3 months ago when he/she said "OK, no morphine for you....") I'm wondering if any of our Santas are sick or anything. I'm quite happy to wait - I'd just like to know what's happening.

It does seem strange that so many of us in Oz have not received our presents. I was wondering about customs and food too, however last year, Col K sent me some Kendall Mintcake, amongst other things, and that came through in time all right.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 07:08 AM

I mean amber as in 'The Amber Nectar' which I think refers to Fosters Lager, I prefer Tooheys Old myself; now that's brown.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,sandra
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 07:11 AM

my santa sent a message thru SSSLtS to apologise for the delay in posting my pressies, so I'm not in the same place as you folks. I have a very nice, apologetic santa!! Lucky me.

But I'd certainly be in an extra (4 way) pressie giving!! I like geting & sending pressies & could easily whip out a few more pressies to fill the gap.

we could pm or something & arrange it.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,me again
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 07:22 AM

I just tried to login & got timed out twice, so if you pressie-less Ozcatters want to play mini-Secret Santa, JennyO & Alison have my email address

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 03:02 PM

I got PM'ed by my very apologetic, not-so-Secret Santa too, so I am not Santaless any more.

I'm still happy to send off presents to anyone still Santaless though. I like looking for presents for people. It's fun trying to match up what I know about the person and what I think they would like.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST, Sad Santa
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 03:22 PM

This Santa on the other hand does not know if my Santee got their Pressie!
I haven't heard a word from them since they posted to say they wanted to be included in the Secret Santa game and I got their name as my Santee!!!In fact they haven't been on the Mudcat since...
I wish I knew. I posted another Gift to someone else in the same Country the same Day and they got their Pressie.
No Foodstuffs were in there and wouldn't have been a prob as it was inter-Country...if you know what I mean...
So...what do I do about that.
If my Santee does not respond to my requests to let me know I cannot know....I REALLY hope there is nothing wrong with my Santee and that all is well....
I can't even check at the Post Office to find out.
A tad frustrating.....any suggestions?
Sad Santa
ho...sob...ho...sob...ho


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 04:43 PM

Dear Santa, Just a quick note to let you know I still haven't recieved your package. So that's why they call it snail mail huh?
I will continue to be on the look-out. Maybe this week.
Love, Rusic


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: alison
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 08:08 PM

I'm living in hope with the "customs are checking it out" theory...

if our various Santas could let us know if food was involved we'd have a better idea....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Burke
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 08:30 PM

Santa, sorry, I have not been checking this thread. I have your card somewhere in my bag so I can send you a PM, but I can't seem to find it just now either.

Santa, you really hit the nail on the head for me! Terry Pratchett buttons galore. I'll be giving some of those to the friends who let me read their TP books.

Sankey was absolutely perfect!! That particular collection was never published in the US. I'd been told there were gospel songs included it in for which Sankey could or would not get copyright permissions. Copyright was not international in those days so he could print any US only piece he wanted. It definately has many more songs than Sankey's US publication.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 08:36 PM

if our various Santas could let us know if food was involved we'd have a better idea....

If my Santa could let me know ANYTHING, I'd have a better idea....

Alison, are you interested in Sandra's 4 way Mini Santa suggestion?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Confused Pseudolus....
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:50 PM

OK, here's what happened...I got my present! Woo Hoo!!!!!! It came from Maine but I still don't know who it is from! I got some honey, a book about Maine, a cool wooden hide-a-way box, a candle, some candy and an awesome CD!!!! On the card there was a hint as to who it was. It arrived on Christmas Eve so the timing was PERFECT but unfortunately, I can't for the life of me find the card with the hint. It was a busy time and things were crazy. So sadly I do not know who my santa is.... :( So santa, help me, give me another hint...I need to know who you are!

Pseudolus


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 01:36 AM

Sad Santa,

How about you PM me with the name of your Secret Santee and I'll PM your Santee for you with your request for confirmation (or otherwise) that your gift has been received.

Normally the SECSY Secret Santa Secretary would do it for you but since she's recuperating at present, I'll volunteer to help you out.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Pseudolus's Secret Santa
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 04:30 AM

Dear Pseudolus,
I am delighted to hear from You.
Glad to know that your Pressie arrived in good time for Christmas and that you liked it.
I can imagine that your Christmas was action packed with the Family and I hope that you all had a wonderful time.
As to my Id and clue on the card....mmmm...now let me see:
I can't post the original clue as it might be too easy now...
So here's another: Robert Service came from my Home Country which has several Ancient names:>)
If you cannot solve the clue I won't drag it out, Ill PM you if the going gets tough!! lol
Talk to you soon.
Wishing You and your Family a Happy New Year.
Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 02:29 PM

Preston Lancs 1874


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 03:47 PM

Giok,

To clarify my previous comments: Tooheys has a variety of beers on offer, including the ones with colours in the name, i.e. Tooheys Brown, T's Old (commonly referred to as Black), T's Blue (a light bitter, and one of my favourites but not easily found on tap), T's Red. Then there is T's New.

I've tried Foster's once. It was like fizzy dishwater, so most true-blue Aussies probably just think it was a successful con-job by the marketing gurus to sell it overseas as the great Aussie beer. You rarely see an Aussie drinking it these days - well, especially here in NSW. In Victoria it may get drunk (or drunks drunk!) more often because that is where it was originally made, I think.

VB or Victoria Bitter is all right, IMHO, although I don't drink it often.

My first preference is for bitter beers, and I don't drink a lot anyway, and usually I am the "designated driver" so that's why I liked T's Blue, the light bitter.

Hope this helps decipher what I said earlier when I was obfuscating. :-)

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Rustic Rebel's SS
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 03:50 PM

Hmmm, it was posted before Christmas but it is does have to cross the Atlantic


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: alison
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 06:56 PM

no thanks Jenny - the getting a pressie bit of it isn't the important thing - whats disheartening is if there are people out there putting their names down so they can get something without carrying out their end of the bargain....

I hope I'm wrong and that the pressies to Oz are just taking their time sight seeing before they get here

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 01:27 AM

alison,

I've got a small present for you anyway. I've just been procrastinating getting it organised. I'll try to get it sorted this weekend and sent off.

I don't know if I have your current (postal) address so if you could PM me with the details that's help.

Helen

P.S. I'm pretty sure it's something you would want, but I'm not sure if you already have it.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 02:24 AM

My present just arrived from Australia, and it is FANTASTIC! Santa, you really outdid yourself. You not only sent the kinds of things I finally left in the hints thread, but you successfully deciphered my mystery hint: "Every time I get in the carr, I feel alienated. Help me, Caleb!" Santa sent me the book "The Alienist," by Caleb Carr, along with some sea music CD's, political badges (I collect campaign badges), and a few other souvenirs from OZ. This was all at no small expense, I might add, being shipped from Australia.
Santa also left me a few hints about Santa's identity (if any of you fellow Australian members know, please don't spill the beans). I'll mull over it and see if I can solve this mystery. But for now, one great big thank you for such a generous and right-on-the-mark gift! I'm truly humbled by your efforts.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's pleased but still secretive
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 07:59 AM

Greetings Chanteyranger, from your very pleased Santa. Now I'm puzzling over what other clues I might be able to give you, without giving the game away. You must have it narrowed down to a city anyway.

I've posted in this thread as myself, but I don't think that clue will help you much, as there are a few of us - heh heh heh!

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 08:27 AM

Chanteyranger's santa -

around yet at home

the Bard stated bonkers

but we think s/he's home grown.

with fingers in the garden

it's a time of pure rest.

with a cornucopia of wit

let shim be blessed.

..


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 12:32 PM

Got the rest of it! Mail carrier was finally able to get through the snow in front of the mailbox (gonna move the mailbox tomorrow, I think; gotta position it closer to the road without being so close the plows wipe it out).

But now I have to find the proper frame for a glorious bat goddess! (As well as the other drawings.) I really like your drawings, Santa! The calendar is a treat, too, and the silk scarf is right on the money color-wise.

Thank you, thank you!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 09:09 PM

Thanks so much to Edain! My package arrived last night. A delightful book on the folklore of fairytale, by Macleod Yearsley. Published in London, Watts and co., 1924! And in good shape I will add.
Thank you.
Peace, Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 04:55 PM

My apologies for a very belated public THANK YOU to jaze for the stupendously wonderful Secret Santa gifts he sent me. I opened them on Christmas, but hadn't figured out just who the 3D name was in MudcatLand, then I lost track when I went for a stay at the local sawbones' hangout. My daughter sussed it out for me while I was away.:-)

First, a gorgeous Christmas box which reminded me of my grandma's hat boxes...it's a keeper! Full of TWO books, both of which I know I will love; lovely chocolates and yummy-smelling soap, plus some laughing cat socks his wife picked out AND a BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL fairy cross pendant from the good ol' earth of Virginia. Best of all, though, was his own story of part of his growing up years. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down and I am MOST HONOURED that he shared it with me. THANK YEW, THANK YEW, THANK YEW, Kind Sir!! Now, as your friends have said, "write the book!"

luvya'll and Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: jaze
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 08:27 PM

No apologies needed,Kat. You're very welcome and I'm pleased you enjoyed the gifts. This is great fun,eppecially when your Santee enjoys the gifts. Good to have you back!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,A nosy elf
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 08:33 PM

Did Alaska Mike ever hook up with his prezzie?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 01:39 AM

Thank you Ranger Steve for my lovely pressies. A book of beautiful New Jersey photos, and a cassette tape of your own music - I'll listen to it later tonight - and a lovely little kaleidoscope which makes pictures of real life things around me.

Thanks, very much, and please forgive me for whingeing, and I feel doubly awful about that because now I know that you were unable to send them earlier.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 06:54 AM

Thanks, jaze! I am sorry, I forgot to mention the CDs you sent, too. Believe it or not, I am just getting fit enough to finally listen to them and a couple of others which I received at the holiday. I didn't have a CD player except at the computer nad no wherewithal to sit up to listen, but now have a handy little player near the bed where I am spending a bunch of my time, so will enjoy them immensely, I am sure.

It has done my heart good...this Secret Santa stuff. Thanks, again,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 09:39 AM

yesterday!! when Mudcat was down so I could not thank Santa Amergin, but I did mention it on The Annex.

There were 4 of the out-of-print Andre Norton books I wanted, 2 wonderful CDs from Mmario & 2 reminders of Santa's home - a handcrafted bookmark which is marking my place in a great book about Oregon.

Plus the perfect thing for a fake world-traveller like me - a carrybag from a shop called 'Made in Oregon' which I can carry about Sydney & look like I've been Overseas.

many thankyous to Amergin

I didn't see the Santa/Santee list, has it been posted?

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,JennyO's Substitute Super Secret Santa
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 12:44 PM

I should have said something sooner--I'm working on a little something for our JennyO whose connection with her original Secret Santa ran into a postal predicament. Soon it will go in the mail.

Your SSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Alison's SSSSS
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 02:00 PM

Well Ali mo ghoil, as your original SS seems not to have been playing by Aussie rules, I have the honour of having been selected by Santa's Elf as a late substitution. As I'm about the same vintage as Rex Hunt don't expect too much physical play or long passes. I play by Celtic rules instead, and there is a non food little something in the post as I post.
Failte
SSSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Helen
Date: 12 Mar 05 - 06:08 PM

Teresa & Alison,

I know it's nearly Easter but I started a new job a month ago and then had to go away for a couple of weeks training and then I got a letter from the Tax Office saying they won't wait much longer for my last 3 tax returns, but....

Teresa, when your present came back claiming you weren't at that address it also came back with one of the items broken so I've been searching high and low for a replacement - why was it so easy to find in the first place and so hard to find again? I don't know. Anyway I finally found one this weekend so yours will be posted again tomorrow.

Alison,

I am nearly there on yours as well - your extra non-SS present which I think you'll like. It has been sitting waiting to send except for one item, which I'll do today and send tomorrow as well.

I haven't forgotten, just been disorganised.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Mar 05 - 12:07 AM

Thank you thank you thank you SSSS for stepping into my Santa's shoes. I've been Santaless for too long.

But now I have something to look forward to! Oh happy day, calloo callay! I can believe in Santa again. I'll be watching the mailbox with anticipation!

Jenny

(I still have no idea what went wrong - there was no communication. A postal predicament, eh? I wonder if I'll ever know what happened....)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: alison
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 02:13 AM

mine arrived today

thanks Santa (whoever you are) - the book and the CDs are wonderful
& the bookmark couldn't have been more apt - it has been a horror of a week - "I try to take one day at a time, but sometime several days attack me at once." ... couldn't have arrived at a better time

thank you so much

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 02:53 AM

I finally figured out that my Santa was JennyO (sea music scene in Australia thread). I want to say here what I said there, for all to see: Jenny was a GREAT Santa! Generous, on the mark, witty, and any other good word that comes to mind. I'm just sorry you've been left in the lurch by your Santa. It's an unfortunate thing that crops up every year, which I know first-hand, as I got no pressie nor explanation the Christmas before last. Why would anyone sign up for this and not keep their end of the bargain?

Anyone want a rescue Santa? PM me with the name and address of a friend here who's been left in the cold, and I'll send something.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 03:43 AM

Is there anyone out there who still hasn't had a SS present or communication?

The list was unfortunately eaten by the computer when it died last year... I will do some work on my PMs and try to reconstruct it, to post here.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Alison's SSSSS
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 04:04 AM

Well well, them reindeer excelled themselves, just shows you that it's better to wait till the rush is over. Glad you liked the goodies, and that the notorious Oz customs didn't sit on it. BTW in my opinion that book 'Behind the scenes at the Museum', although it took me a bit of getting into, is the best book I have read in many a year. I hope you enjoy it.
SSSSS

ps The PC might be a clue!!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Mar 05 - 06:56 AM

Liz - I lost stuff twice last year - the first a big crash, the second ONLY the change from a PC laptop to a Mac & most of that stuff will come back when my personal help desk can get on to it.We are so reliant on these mechanical/electronic slaves (oops masters) that when something goes wrong we are stuffed.

sandra (surrounded by paper copies)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: alison
Date: 17 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM

Dear Santa

it would have been had the postcode not been illegible!! I'm guessing Scotland though... am I close?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 08:39 AM

Why would anyone sign up for this and not keep their end of the bargain?

I had been asking myself the same question, Chanteyranger, but you have turned out to be a great Santee too!

Not only does he say nice things, but while I have been waiting for an SS present to appear, he has sent me a copy of his and Radriano's CD. It arrived a couple of days ago, and it is EXCELLENT!

It does help to restore my faith in mudcatters. Apart from anything else that might happen now with this year's Secret Santa, this connection makes it all worthwhile.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Alison's SSSSS
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 10:04 AM

Post Card Alison, not Post Code Keep looking!!
SSSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: alison
Date: 18 Mar 05 - 06:55 PM

it was the postcard that made me think Scotland

but further than that... no idea

but thanks again

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 19 Mar 05 - 11:04 AM

Well at least we know Alison's SSSSS can do HTML. Not much of a clue really.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,JennyO's Seasonally Adjusted Secret Santa
Date: 08 Apr 05 - 12:03 PM

JennyO said: Well at least we know Alison's SSSSS can do HTML.

Still isn't much of a clue, is it? JennyO's mid-year Secret Santa can also "do HTML." Keep an eye on your post, dear!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 12:27 PM

So I haven't been forgotten then! I had just about resigned myself to missing out this time.

Okay, I'll keep an eye on the post - this must be some sort of record - well on the way to Christmas in July!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Heidi Ho Ho Ho, JennyO JennyO JennyO
Date: 06 May 05 - 11:35 AM

JennyO, I finally, finally, finally, the elves got off of their duffs (they were out on an extended vacation in Cancun to soak up some sun) and sent your replacement box. The reindeer refused to have anything to do with take-offs and landings in the thaw around the pole, so I had to beg and wheedle and finally, well, I'm embarrassed to say, but I finally bribed a postal employee to stick it into the back end of one of those silver birds. If they can't manage to fly over your house to drop it on your porch they may have to land and hand carry it.

There was one freelance elf helping on this, but I haven't seen any trace of that one's activity (nothing mentioned here about billet-doux arriving from hither and yon). I hope they have been arriving, so you knew this Santa hadn't forgotten about you.

Your contrite substitute Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 06 May 05 - 11:54 AM

Now that you mention it, substitute Secret Santa, I do seem to be getting a little collection of postcards - two came together from Indianapolis a few weeks ago (I suspect they were from you), and then there was one (with different handwriting) from Texarkana. Curiouser and curiouser! I'm still watching and waiting! Better late than never, eh?

And I'd love to know what became of my original Santa.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,O-O-O JennyO's Secret Santa
Date: 06 May 05 - 03:39 PM

You could say that the left hand and the right hand have a different way of writing, or that my right hand elf is left handed. Or you could say that the elf hopped off of the sleigh a couple of times between the North Pole and Cancun to mail cards for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,JennyO'sssssssss SS
Date: 12 May 05 - 11:52 PM

Soon, very soon--the bribe should have worked on the package delivery person with the jet. any time now.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 13 May 05 - 01:40 AM

Still waiting - with bated breath. What a marathon this has been!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 May 05 - 03:31 AM

Limpit and I finally got round to making up the blueberry muffin mix that she got from her Secret Santa - it got lost in the cupboard....

I can wholeheartedly recommend them on smell alone - we were very good and are saving them for the assembled company at the Handfasting this weekend.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 May 05 - 10:15 AM

I think we still have some of Micca's chocolate treats around here that Moonglow received. We had a lot of fun reading the newspaper packing material.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 16 May 05 - 12:07 AM

Woo hoo!!!! A box arrived on my doorstep today! A big notice was on it saying it had been inspected by customs. However, on looking inside, there was another notice saying nothing had been removed. And just as well! I would have hated to miss out on the chocolate-covered blueberries and all the other goodies!

The timing is perfect - winter is starting to make its presence felt, and I am looking forward to all sorts of wonderful chili dishes to keep me warm. It's gonna be a HOT time in the old town tonight!!

Only last night after looking at Joybell's thread, my suspicions were confirmed - that Stilly River Sage is my Substitute Super Secret Santa, with some help from elf Joybell (that post about your little errand a few days ago started me thinking SRS).

I'd be interested to know a bit more about my keyring ornament - where it came from and how it was made. I love it!

THANKYOU! THANKYOU SS SRS!
- and thankyou for the postcard, elf-type person Joybell!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 May 05 - 12:29 AM

That box was supposed to be a sort of tour of North America. Mexico and the Southwest with the chile and the seasonings, and the middle part of the U.S. with the berries and the Northwest with the Almond Roca (Brown and Haley make them daily!) and the northern part of Canada (Nunuvik) with the keychain. It's called an inukshuk and symbolizes the cairns that are built as markers when traveling thorough such open landscape and on beaches. Look near the bottom of this page and you'll see a quite unusual one.

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it. What do you want to bet the sniffing dogs got a hint of capsacin when they went past that box?

Joy looked positively mischievious when she suggested that could send a few more cards along with the ones I'd written out. I wasn't sure, though, that if by sending them with a traveler it might doom them to be delayed until she got home (around the US it has been noted by many travelers that your postcards never reach the people you sent them to until after you are already back home). I'm glad they drifted in for a little buildup.

If you look at the package on the dried New Mexico chiles there are directions for how to prepare them.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 May 05 - 09:03 AM

"My eyes are dim, I cannot see,
I have not brought my specs with me..."

Hey guys - I go away for a few weeks and some MudElf mails me a package. I get home and I find a complete set of the Mudcat CDs!!!!!

I've checked the customs form and it was a Mr Squiggle that mailed it! It wasn't marked 'opened by customs' - it was amazing that it arrived not empty, cause the package had not been taped tightly shut and the Cd's were sliding out the side of the packet when I got it - all were there and the shrink wraps were unopened though!

Now you've upset my karma!

I'll just have to try and get even!

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 May 05 - 10:34 AM

I only mailed one box--this mystery package wasn't from me. I don't believe we have a Mudcatter by the name of Mr. Squiggle. Sounds like subterfuge, and you'll have to get out your deerstalker and meerschaum to do some detecting. Do you have any ideas to begin with?

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 May 05 - 10:50 AM

I believe Mr. Squiggle is a UKer. If he chooses to remain anonymous, I won't tell.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Jeri
Date: 16 May 05 - 10:52 AM

I'm aware of someone who used the handle 'Squiggle', but I don't know if he would have done it.

Heck, I couldn't even afford all the CDs in one swell foop and the postage probably cost more than the CDs. There are a couple of people - maybe more - who are responsible for a few random acts of kindness. You're looking for a crazy person with a disposable income or an even crazier person who's going to be eating instant noodles for a while.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Hee hee!
Date: 16 May 05 - 01:19 PM

He knows now who did it.....and it's not from UK.......well, he'll know when he checks his PMs.....


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 May 05 - 03:29 PM

So what was the answer? Who is the mystery mailer?


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: GUEST,Hee hee!
Date: 18 May 05 - 04:17 PM

If he wants to tell, he can. I'm not.


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: JennyO
Date: 18 May 05 - 11:16 PM

I'd still be interested to know what became of my original SS. Not that I'm complaining or anything :-)

Jenny (munching on a chocolate covered blueberry)


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 May 05 - 08:05 AM

I know who it was - the person does not wish to be outed. :-)

"Random acts of kindness (and madness)!"


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: SussexCarole
Date: 19 May 05 - 05:56 PM

Still waiting for my prezzie......what has the US mail elf done with it? Oh well...there's always Xmas 2005


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: bet
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:54 PM

Thanks to Chanteyranger, my SS suprise has arrived. How nice to have a Rescue Santa! I love the Scottish fiddle music!   Thanks again Chanteyranger! bet


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Subject: RE: BS: My Secret Santa present has arrived!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 06:40 PM

This is a three-year-old thread. You might want to post that on the more current thread or you'll confuse the heck out of everyone (unless, of course, you're talking about a gift that took over three years to arrive?)


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