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BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges

GUEST,Somebody Else's Secret Santa 08 Oct 06 - 06:19 PM
GUEST 08 Oct 06 - 07:40 PM
GUEST,catsPHiddle's totally tickled 2 B her Secret 08 Oct 06 - 09:40 PM
GUEST,Dusty's Secret Santa 08 Oct 06 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,Helen's Secret Santa 09 Oct 06 - 12:01 AM
Liz the Squeak 09 Oct 06 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Joybells Secret Santa 09 Oct 06 - 05:00 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 09 Oct 06 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,Chanteyranger's SS 09 Oct 06 - 06:37 AM
GUEST,SharonA's secretive santa 09 Oct 06 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,JennieG's S S 09 Oct 06 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,Artbrooks secret santa 09 Oct 06 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,Skipy's Skecret Skanta 09 Oct 06 - 09:52 AM
artbrooks 09 Oct 06 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,artbrooks's secret Santa 09 Oct 06 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,Capri Uni's secret santa 09 Oct 06 - 03:12 PM
artbrooks 09 Oct 06 - 09:35 PM
GUEST,Jaze's dazed and dazzling *Secret Santa* 10 Oct 06 - 03:26 AM
Joybell 10 Oct 06 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,Fran's Oh So Very Secret Santa 10 Oct 06 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa 10 Oct 06 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa 10 Oct 06 - 08:46 AM
The Fooles Troupe 10 Oct 06 - 09:51 AM
GUEST,Mrs. Cobble's Secret Santa....You better wat 10 Oct 06 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,Mrs. cobble's Secret Santa 10 Oct 06 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,Leadfingers's SS 10 Oct 06 - 12:37 PM
GUEST,Louisey's Lucky Little Elfen Person aka LLLE 10 Oct 06 - 01:39 PM
Catherine Jayne 10 Oct 06 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,The Silently Secretive Santa of Marvellous M 10 Oct 06 - 05:21 PM
GUEST,Marvellous Maeve's Silent Secret Santa 10 Oct 06 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,the SS of the lucky jennbrooks 10 Oct 06 - 06:29 PM
JennieG 10 Oct 06 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,catsPHiddle's nutz-o Santa 10 Oct 06 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,dusty rhodes 10 Oct 06 - 07:07 PM
Mrs Cobble 10 Oct 06 - 07:12 PM
jennbrooks 10 Oct 06 - 07:33 PM
GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Secret Santa 10 Oct 06 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,The Secret Santa of Animaterra 10 Oct 06 - 08:41 PM
Liz the Squeak 11 Oct 06 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing! 11 Oct 06 - 08:43 AM
Sarah the flute 11 Oct 06 - 12:24 PM
GUEST,Leadfingers's SS 11 Oct 06 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa 11 Oct 06 - 02:52 PM
artbrooks 11 Oct 06 - 06:03 PM
katlaughing 11 Oct 06 - 06:25 PM
GUEST,Nocturnal Santa of the Bat G 11 Oct 06 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,jennbrooks - her own special SS 11 Oct 06 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,Severn's shy and secretive Santa 11 Oct 06 - 08:39 PM
GUEST,Edain's secretive claus 11 Oct 06 - 10:29 PM
GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing! 12 Oct 06 - 06:28 AM
GUEST,Linda Goodman's dark secret santa 12 Oct 06 - 07:31 AM
Edain 12 Oct 06 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,Louisey's Lucky Little Elfen Person 12 Oct 06 - 11:54 AM
katlaughing 12 Oct 06 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing! 12 Oct 06 - 09:00 PM
Micca 13 Oct 06 - 03:31 AM
Liz the Squeak 13 Oct 06 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,One of the Secret Santas of Squeeky Liz 13 Oct 06 - 07:21 AM
katlaughing 13 Oct 06 - 11:02 AM
jaze 13 Oct 06 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,RangerSteve's Raging Santa 13 Oct 06 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,RangerSteve's Raging Santa 13 Oct 06 - 12:53 PM
maeve 13 Oct 06 - 04:15 PM
Megan L 13 Oct 06 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,Jaze's dazed and dazzling *Secret Santa* 13 Oct 06 - 10:36 PM
GUEST,MeganL secret santa 14 Oct 06 - 03:47 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 14 Oct 06 - 04:48 AM
GUEST,Vectis's secret Santette 14 Oct 06 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Nancy King's Erstwhile Secret Santa . 14 Oct 06 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Nancy King's Learner Secret Santa! 14 Oct 06 - 10:48 AM
Helen 14 Oct 06 - 11:43 AM
ranger1 14 Oct 06 - 02:11 PM
Megan L 14 Oct 06 - 02:35 PM
GUEST 14 Oct 06 - 02:47 PM
jacqui.c 14 Oct 06 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Secret Santa of Cally Hanna 14 Oct 06 - 06:01 PM
SINSULL 14 Oct 06 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,The darkly nocturnal Bat G SS 15 Oct 06 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,More from the Darkly Nocturnal Bat G SS 15 Oct 06 - 07:42 AM
CapriUni 15 Oct 06 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,artbrooks's clever santa 15 Oct 06 - 12:43 PM
GUEST,My Guru's All-Laden Sled's Scout-Elf 15 Oct 06 - 12:49 PM
artbrooks 15 Oct 06 - 01:24 PM
Severn 15 Oct 06 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,Capri Uni's nutorious SS 15 Oct 06 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,Fran's Secret present collecting--gift sampl 15 Oct 06 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,Snuffy's head-scratching Santa stand-in 15 Oct 06 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Artbrooks' offended santa 15 Oct 06 - 05:12 PM
CapriUni 15 Oct 06 - 05:33 PM
RangerSteve 15 Oct 06 - 06:24 PM
maeve 16 Oct 06 - 06:56 AM
Barb'ry 16 Oct 06 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Helen's Insightful SS is Searching. . . 16 Oct 06 - 10:17 AM
Helen 16 Oct 06 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,Helen's Insightful SS is Searching. . . 16 Oct 06 - 12:22 PM
GUEST 16 Oct 06 - 02:09 PM
Fran 16 Oct 06 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,Capri Uni's stunned santa 16 Oct 06 - 02:19 PM
Helen 16 Oct 06 - 05:39 PM
My guru always said 16 Oct 06 - 06:10 PM
GUEST,Barb'ry's sea-farin' secret Santa 16 Oct 06 - 06:28 PM
GUEST,jaze 17 Oct 06 - 12:49 AM
Barb'ry 17 Oct 06 - 03:32 AM
SharonA 17 Oct 06 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,Ranger Steve's TweakingHisNose Santa 17 Oct 06 - 12:49 PM
John MacKenzie 17 Oct 06 - 01:02 PM
ClaireBear 17 Oct 06 - 01:45 PM
GUEST,The susurrus of SRS'S SS 17 Oct 06 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Supplementary susurrus from SRS'S SS 17 Oct 06 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,Marvellous Maeve's Silent Secret Santa 17 Oct 06 - 03:50 PM
Stilly River Sage 17 Oct 06 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,Anne Lister's Christmas Spirit Drinker 18 Oct 06 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,rumanci's Yuletide Faery 18 Oct 06 - 11:55 AM
maeve 18 Oct 06 - 05:20 PM
GUEST,Limpit's Secret Santa warming up.. 19 Oct 06 - 08:43 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 20 Oct 06 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Louisey's frantic LLLEP 20 Oct 06 - 07:53 AM
freda underhill 20 Oct 06 - 08:01 AM
jacqui.c 20 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM
ranger1 20 Oct 06 - 08:31 AM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Oct 06 - 08:45 AM
Megan L 20 Oct 06 - 08:45 AM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Oct 06 - 08:51 AM
Megan L 20 Oct 06 - 08:54 AM
JennyO 20 Oct 06 - 09:17 AM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Oct 06 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Hollowfox's Secret Santa 20 Oct 06 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,Vectis's SS 20 Oct 06 - 10:04 AM
Catherine Jayne 20 Oct 06 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Partridges Secret Santa! 20 Oct 06 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa 20 Oct 06 - 06:41 PM
GUEST,catsPHiddle's stoned Santa 20 Oct 06 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,Freda Underhill's Secret Santa 20 Oct 06 - 08:36 PM
The Fooles Troupe 20 Oct 06 - 11:03 PM
SINSULL 21 Oct 06 - 12:42 AM
GUEST,partridge 21 Oct 06 - 03:40 AM
GUEST,SINSULL'S Seriously Silly Southern Santa 21 Oct 06 - 06:23 AM
Selchie - (RH) 21 Oct 06 - 07:03 AM
freda underhill 21 Oct 06 - 09:33 AM
vectis 21 Oct 06 - 01:29 PM
freda underhill 21 Oct 06 - 05:06 PM
GUEST,Capri Uni's exhausted ss 21 Oct 06 - 06:09 PM
GUEST,Capri Uni's exhausted ss 21 Oct 06 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,Selchie's Secret Santa 21 Oct 06 - 06:41 PM
GUEST,Jaze's BB&B ***Secret Santa*** 21 Oct 06 - 08:55 PM
Selchie - (RH) 22 Oct 06 - 04:08 AM
GUEST,SharonAs Secretive Santa 22 Oct 06 - 05:53 AM
Snuffy 22 Oct 06 - 06:33 AM
rumanci 22 Oct 06 - 08:10 AM
Tinker 22 Oct 06 - 09:03 AM
GUEST,My Guru's Almost Misled Scout-Elf 22 Oct 06 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Nancy Kings Secret Santa 22 Oct 06 - 12:42 PM
SINSULL 22 Oct 06 - 02:39 PM
My guru always said 22 Oct 06 - 03:25 PM
Severn 22 Oct 06 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa 22 Oct 06 - 04:21 PM
CapriUni 22 Oct 06 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,Snuffy's coal-besmudged secret Santa 22 Oct 06 - 06:52 PM
The Fooles Troupe 22 Oct 06 - 07:42 PM
JennieG 23 Oct 06 - 12:12 AM
Leadfingers 23 Oct 06 - 06:16 AM
GUEST,Tinkers secret santa 23 Oct 06 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Edain's 23 Oct 06 - 08:45 AM
GUEST,Edain's secretive claus trying again 23 Oct 06 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,Severn's shy & secretive Santa 23 Oct 06 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,Nancy's enlightened secret Santa 23 Oct 06 - 12:52 PM
GUEST,JennieG's Secret Santa 23 Oct 06 - 02:48 PM
Severn 23 Oct 06 - 04:05 PM
GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa 23 Oct 06 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa 23 Oct 06 - 07:00 PM
GUEST,Cally Hanna's secret santa 24 Oct 06 - 05:22 AM
Tinker 24 Oct 06 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa 24 Oct 06 - 10:12 AM
JennyO 24 Oct 06 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing! 24 Oct 06 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,Louisey at work 24 Oct 06 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,crystal's secret santa :) 24 Oct 06 - 10:34 AM
ClaireBear 24 Oct 06 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,Greg Stephens' SS 24 Oct 06 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,Fran's Frantically reading Santa 24 Oct 06 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,tinkers secret santa 24 Oct 06 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa 24 Oct 06 - 10:09 PM
JennyO 24 Oct 06 - 10:52 PM
GUEST,GUEST The surely secret Santa of Sandra in S 25 Oct 06 - 12:15 AM
GUEST,The surely secret Santa of Sandra in Syndey 25 Oct 06 - 12:18 AM
GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa 25 Oct 06 - 01:24 AM
GUEST,Tabster's invechiata uomo con barbe bianco 25 Oct 06 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,Severn's Shy & Secretive Santa 25 Oct 06 - 06:40 AM
John MacKenzie 25 Oct 06 - 07:07 AM
Sandra in Sydney 25 Oct 06 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's snickering Secret Santa 25 Oct 06 - 08:24 AM
The Fooles Troupe 25 Oct 06 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's Snickering Secret Santa 25 Oct 06 - 09:57 AM
GUEST,Ranger Steve's Secret Santa 25 Oct 06 - 10:22 AM
Crystal 25 Oct 06 - 11:03 AM
GUEST,crystal's secret santa 25 Oct 06 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,a lurking trouble maker 25 Oct 06 - 11:41 AM
Peter Kasin 25 Oct 06 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Chanteyrangers Chrissie Judy 25 Oct 06 - 01:10 PM
Elmer Fudd 25 Oct 06 - 01:57 PM
vectis 25 Oct 06 - 04:23 PM
Peter Kasin 25 Oct 06 - 11:15 PM
Crystal 26 Oct 06 - 04:43 AM
GUEST,Louisey's Lucky Little Elfen Person 26 Oct 06 - 06:34 AM
Louisey 26 Oct 06 - 01:28 PM
Pseudolus 26 Oct 06 - 01:37 PM
katlaughing 26 Oct 06 - 02:05 PM
SharonA 26 Oct 06 - 04:48 PM
artbrooks 26 Oct 06 - 04:56 PM
SharonA 26 Oct 06 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing! 26 Oct 06 - 10:45 PM
Severn 26 Oct 06 - 11:18 PM
katlaughing 26 Oct 06 - 11:43 PM
jacqui.c 27 Oct 06 - 08:37 AM
GUEST,vectis' secret santa 27 Oct 06 - 09:28 AM
Megan L 27 Oct 06 - 10:39 AM
Nancy King 27 Oct 06 - 03:28 PM
GUEST,Elmer Fudd's Clueless Secret Santa 27 Oct 06 - 03:40 PM
Elmer Fudd 27 Oct 06 - 09:15 PM
GUEST,SharonAs Secretive Santa 28 Oct 06 - 06:12 AM
Selchie - (RH) 28 Oct 06 - 08:33 AM
Elmer Fudd 28 Oct 06 - 02:38 PM
freda underhill 28 Oct 06 - 10:17 PM
Anne Lister 29 Oct 06 - 03:38 AM
GUEST,Tabster's invechiata uomo con barbe bianco 29 Oct 06 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 29 Oct 06 - 06:43 AM
GUEST,Sion Corn for Hilda Fish 29 Oct 06 - 03:42 PM
GUEST,Pseudolus' PSecret PSanta 29 Oct 06 - 04:26 PM
Anne Lister 29 Oct 06 - 06:37 PM
GUEST,FU's SS 29 Oct 06 - 08:05 PM
SINSULL 29 Oct 06 - 08:38 PM
hilda fish 30 Oct 06 - 03:43 AM
GUEST,Auntie Podean 30 Oct 06 - 04:00 AM
GUEST,freda 30 Oct 06 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,freda 30 Oct 06 - 07:06 AM
John MacKenzie 30 Oct 06 - 07:26 AM
freda underhill 30 Oct 06 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 30 Oct 06 - 09:46 AM
GUEST,Guest , Hollofox's SS 30 Oct 06 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,Artbrooks extremely efficient Santa 30 Oct 06 - 01:53 PM
GUEST,Artbrooks's apostrophe challenged santa 30 Oct 06 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,My Guru-zez News Is Ruses and Perusings & M 30 Oct 06 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 31 Oct 06 - 05:29 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 31 Oct 06 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 31 Oct 06 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Chanteyranger's Chrissie Judy 31 Oct 06 - 03:16 PM
Peter Kasin 01 Nov 06 - 02:34 AM
sian, west wales 01 Nov 06 - 05:31 AM
freda underhill 01 Nov 06 - 06:29 AM
Micca 01 Nov 06 - 07:44 AM
Snuffy 01 Nov 06 - 07:51 AM
Pseudolus 01 Nov 06 - 11:24 AM
ranger1 01 Nov 06 - 12:44 PM
vectis 01 Nov 06 - 12:53 PM
GUEST,FU's SS 01 Nov 06 - 07:52 PM
Hollowfox 01 Nov 06 - 08:57 PM
GUEST,Joybells Santa 02 Nov 06 - 01:49 AM
My guru always said 02 Nov 06 - 05:52 AM
Megan L 02 Nov 06 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 02 Nov 06 - 02:55 PM
CapriUni 03 Nov 06 - 12:54 AM
Joybell 03 Nov 06 - 01:07 AM
GUEST 03 Nov 06 - 04:32 AM
freda underhill 03 Nov 06 - 06:57 AM
GUEST,Cally Hanna's secret santa 03 Nov 06 - 07:45 AM
GUEST 03 Nov 06 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 03 Nov 06 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,SS of sain, west whales 03 Nov 06 - 12:00 PM
sian, west wales 03 Nov 06 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,Guest Selchie's SS 03 Nov 06 - 02:49 PM
maeve 03 Nov 06 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,Victor Meldrew 03 Nov 06 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Vectis' silly, secret and serendipitous SANT 03 Nov 06 - 07:08 PM
GUEST,Rab Taylor - Scotland 04 Nov 06 - 10:28 AM
CallyH 04 Nov 06 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,bet's no longer silent santa 04 Nov 06 - 04:57 PM
GUEST,The SS of jennbrooks - cleverly avoiding the 04 Nov 06 - 05:30 PM
bet 04 Nov 06 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,bet's reassuring secret santa 05 Nov 06 - 03:43 AM
Catherine Jayne 05 Nov 06 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,Partridge's Secret Santa 05 Nov 06 - 05:06 AM
GUEST,Partridge 05 Nov 06 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,CatsPHiddle's frenetic Santa 05 Nov 06 - 01:46 PM
bet 05 Nov 06 - 10:21 PM
GUEST,Jaze's Dedazzled etc *Secret Santa* 06 Nov 06 - 12:53 AM
GUEST,Tawmmie (Alaska Mike's Lovely Wife) 06 Nov 06 - 01:18 AM
Sandra in Sydney 06 Nov 06 - 05:42 AM
John MacKenzie 06 Nov 06 - 05:46 AM
Selchie - (RH) 06 Nov 06 - 10:25 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Nov 06 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 07 Nov 06 - 11:13 AM
jacqui.c 07 Nov 06 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Jacqui's SS 07 Nov 06 - 12:16 PM
Megan L 07 Nov 06 - 02:01 PM
vectis 07 Nov 06 - 04:37 PM
vectis 07 Nov 06 - 06:57 PM
jacqui.c 07 Nov 06 - 09:29 PM
katlaughing 07 Nov 06 - 10:47 PM
GUEST,Capri Uni's not so secret Santa 08 Nov 06 - 11:26 AM
SINSULL 08 Nov 06 - 11:31 AM
GUEST, ClaireBear's Secretive Santa 08 Nov 06 - 01:08 PM
ClaireBear 08 Nov 06 - 01:34 PM
Hollowfox 08 Nov 06 - 03:58 PM
John MacKenzie 08 Nov 06 - 04:16 PM
GUEST,vectis's SS 08 Nov 06 - 04:53 PM
Bat Goddess 08 Nov 06 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,jaze 08 Nov 06 - 08:35 PM
ranger1 09 Nov 06 - 10:15 AM
JennyO 09 Nov 06 - 10:37 AM
Sarah the flute 09 Nov 06 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Nancy King's relieved secret Santa 09 Nov 06 - 12:29 PM
bfdk 09 Nov 06 - 01:53 PM
vectis 09 Nov 06 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,Not Sarah's SS 09 Nov 06 - 05:58 PM
GUEST,Vectis's SS 09 Nov 06 - 07:00 PM
GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Secret Santa 09 Nov 06 - 08:45 PM
bfdk 10 Nov 06 - 02:16 AM
GUEST,Guest Hollowfox's SS 10 Nov 06 - 02:52 AM
freda underhill 10 Nov 06 - 07:20 AM
GUEST,Animaterra, where are yo-o-o-u?? 10 Nov 06 - 08:20 AM
Hollowfox 10 Nov 06 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 10 Nov 06 - 11:42 AM
Joybell 10 Nov 06 - 06:12 PM
jennbrooks 10 Nov 06 - 09:37 PM
GUEST,My Guru's All Way S'elf Absorbed Elf 11 Nov 06 - 03:41 AM
Megan L 11 Nov 06 - 06:10 AM
IWTATBM 11 Nov 06 - 06:13 AM
My guru always said 11 Nov 06 - 06:15 AM
GUEST,Vectis's secret elves 11 Nov 06 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,Selchie's SS 11 Nov 06 - 05:34 PM
Severn 11 Nov 06 - 06:23 PM
Nancy King 11 Nov 06 - 07:45 PM
freda underhill 11 Nov 06 - 10:58 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Guru-some Fated Scout-Elf 12 Nov 06 - 02:24 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 12 Nov 06 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,The SS of jennbrooks 12 Nov 06 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Severn's S&S Santa 12 Nov 06 - 06:39 PM
freda underhill 13 Nov 06 - 01:38 AM
GUEST,meganL's secret santa 13 Nov 06 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,The Surely Secret Santa of Sandra in Sydney 13 Nov 06 - 03:42 AM
Megan L 13 Nov 06 - 05:17 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 13 Nov 06 - 05:30 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 13 Nov 06 - 07:23 AM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Nov 06 - 07:24 AM
The Fooles Troupe 13 Nov 06 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,Chanteyranger's Chrissie Judy 13 Nov 06 - 08:19 AM
Megan L 13 Nov 06 - 08:37 AM
GUEST 13 Nov 06 - 09:09 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 13 Nov 06 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,Helen's Small Sleighbound Secret Santa 13 Nov 06 - 09:34 AM
Megan L 13 Nov 06 - 05:52 PM
Helen 13 Nov 06 - 06:34 PM
Hollowfox 13 Nov 06 - 08:17 PM
artbrooks 13 Nov 06 - 10:01 PM
Selchie - (RH) 14 Nov 06 - 09:49 AM
Megan L 14 Nov 06 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 14 Nov 06 - 12:02 PM
Bill t' bodger 14 Nov 06 - 03:03 PM
Emma B 14 Nov 06 - 03:06 PM
GUEST,Bill t'bodger's silent and mysterious Santa' 14 Nov 06 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,Alison's Silently Stressing Santa 16 Nov 06 - 04:23 AM
GUEST,vectis' Secret Santa 16 Nov 06 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,Emma B's Still Shopping Santa 16 Nov 06 - 10:58 AM
Emma B 16 Nov 06 - 11:05 AM
vectis 16 Nov 06 - 11:47 AM
Bill t' bodger 16 Nov 06 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,An admonishment from Sec Santa of Sandra in 16 Nov 06 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,Marvellous Maeve's Silent Santa 17 Nov 06 - 03:59 AM
Megan L 17 Nov 06 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,Hollowfox' s Secret Santa 17 Nov 06 - 09:31 AM
Sandra in Sydney 17 Nov 06 - 08:56 PM
GUEST,Jaze's BBB&B *****Santa***** 18 Nov 06 - 12:19 AM
GUEST,SINSULL's Saucy Southern-fried Santa 18 Nov 06 - 05:45 AM
dusty rhodes 18 Nov 06 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Dusty's Santa 18 Nov 06 - 03:04 PM
GUEST,Partridge 19 Nov 06 - 03:43 AM
My guru always said 19 Nov 06 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa 19 Nov 06 - 07:07 AM
CapriUni 19 Nov 06 - 03:57 PM
maeve 19 Nov 06 - 06:35 PM
dusty rhodes 19 Nov 06 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,Dusty's Parapatetic Santa 19 Nov 06 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,partridge 20 Nov 06 - 02:17 PM
CallyH 20 Nov 06 - 03:02 PM
Joybell 20 Nov 06 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,Ranger Steve's Embarrassed Santa 20 Nov 06 - 04:44 PM
Snuffy 20 Nov 06 - 06:39 PM
Linda Goodman Zebooker 21 Nov 06 - 12:32 AM
GUEST,Linda Goodman's suspicious secret santa 21 Nov 06 - 01:52 AM
CallyH 21 Nov 06 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Cally Hanna's secret santa 21 Nov 06 - 04:44 PM
GUEST,rumanci's Yuletide Faery 21 Nov 06 - 08:46 PM
GUEST,freda 21 Nov 06 - 09:38 PM
GUEST,Becca's SS 21 Nov 06 - 10:35 PM
Megan L 22 Nov 06 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 22 Nov 06 - 07:59 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 22 Nov 06 - 09:19 AM
Peter Kasin 23 Nov 06 - 04:43 AM
Emma B 23 Nov 06 - 06:56 AM
Emma B 23 Nov 06 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,TheSomewhat Less Secret Santa of Sandra in S 23 Nov 06 - 08:26 AM
Becca72 23 Nov 06 - 09:57 AM
artbrooks 23 Nov 06 - 10:35 AM
Severn 23 Nov 06 - 10:39 AM
JennyO 23 Nov 06 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,My Guru's Sledgedly Sleuth-sleighing Scout E 24 Nov 06 - 03:19 AM
freda underhill 25 Nov 06 - 03:37 AM
Severn 25 Nov 06 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,FU's SS 27 Nov 06 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Artbrooks SS 28 Nov 06 - 12:26 PM
Barb'ry 28 Nov 06 - 02:29 PM
GUEST,Snoozing Santa to the Marvellous Maeve 28 Nov 06 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Surry-alistic Shelf-Elf 28 Nov 06 - 06:29 PM
dusty rhodes 28 Nov 06 - 06:55 PM
JennieG 29 Nov 06 - 05:03 AM
Megan L 29 Nov 06 - 05:41 AM
GUEST,Joybells SS 29 Nov 06 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa 29 Nov 06 - 11:32 AM
SINSULL 29 Nov 06 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,Dusty's Secret Santa 29 Nov 06 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,SINSULL's Serendipitously Silly Santa 29 Nov 06 - 11:59 AM
jacqui.c 29 Nov 06 - 12:09 PM
Joybell 29 Nov 06 - 04:32 PM
Selchie - (RH) 01 Dec 06 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,Jacqui's SS 01 Dec 06 - 08:31 AM
jacqui.c 01 Dec 06 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,Selchie's SS 01 Dec 06 - 06:15 PM
John MacKenzie 03 Dec 06 - 05:47 PM
GUEST,Severn's Shy & Secretive Santa 03 Dec 06 - 07:15 PM
Severn 04 Dec 06 - 12:46 AM
GUEST,Tig's SS 04 Dec 06 - 05:59 AM
Tig 04 Dec 06 - 08:46 AM
SINSULL 04 Dec 06 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,The SS of the lovely Jenn 04 Dec 06 - 04:17 PM
My guru always said 04 Dec 06 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Snuffy's befuddled Belsnickle 04 Dec 06 - 06:18 PM
Snuffy 04 Dec 06 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,Emma B's SS 05 Dec 06 - 05:23 PM
Emma B 05 Dec 06 - 05:33 PM
GUEST,Louisey's Secret Santa 05 Dec 06 - 07:01 PM
Selchie - (RH) 06 Dec 06 - 02:01 PM
GUEST,Dusty's Apologetic Santa 06 Dec 06 - 10:28 PM
GUEST,HEATHER 07 Dec 06 - 01:53 AM
GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa 07 Dec 06 - 02:36 AM
freda underhill 07 Dec 06 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 07 Dec 06 - 09:16 AM
JennyO 07 Dec 06 - 09:22 AM
freda underhill 07 Dec 06 - 09:40 AM
GUEST,FU's SS 07 Dec 06 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,Your Secret Santa 07 Dec 06 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Guru-pied Sh'elfless Scout-Elf 07 Dec 06 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,Greg Stephens' SS 07 Dec 06 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Barb'ry's Salt-rimed Secret Santa 08 Dec 06 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,My Guru's'Elf Explanatory Instruction Giver 10 Dec 06 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa 11 Dec 06 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,Edain's secretive claus 11 Dec 06 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,Louisey at work 11 Dec 06 - 10:07 AM
Partridge 11 Dec 06 - 02:47 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 11 Dec 06 - 06:42 PM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's stressed-out santa 11 Dec 06 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Helen's Honey of a Secret Santa 11 Dec 06 - 10:31 PM
GUEST,Santa secreto de Helen 11 Dec 06 - 11:35 PM
Helen 12 Dec 06 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,Santa Secrète De Helen 12 Dec 06 - 09:52 AM
GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa 12 Dec 06 - 02:23 PM
My guru always said 12 Dec 06 - 03:46 PM
Megan L 12 Dec 06 - 04:46 PM
Helen 12 Dec 06 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Re:Assuring Scout-Elf 12 Dec 06 - 05:06 PM
GUEST,Helen's multi-lingual SS 12 Dec 06 - 10:00 PM
JennyO 13 Dec 06 - 05:19 AM
GUEST,crystal's secret santa 13 Dec 06 - 01:35 PM
GUEST,Helen's not-too-subtle-multi-lingual-secret- 13 Dec 06 - 03:35 PM
Helen 13 Dec 06 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,Helen's really transparent Secret Santa 13 Dec 06 - 08:38 PM
Helen 14 Dec 06 - 08:20 AM
GUEST,Helen's Yellow Rose of Six Flags of christma 14 Dec 06 - 10:47 AM
JennyO 14 Dec 06 - 10:59 AM
Helen 14 Dec 06 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,Dusty's Late is Better Than Never Santa 14 Dec 06 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,Secret Santa flops that map 14 Dec 06 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,another nudge 14 Dec 06 - 07:52 PM
artbrooks 14 Dec 06 - 11:35 PM
GUEST,SINSULL's Sneaky Secretive but Savvy Santa 15 Dec 06 - 01:42 AM
Sarah the flute 15 Dec 06 - 06:13 AM
GUEST,Batty Bat G SS 15 Dec 06 - 06:17 AM
GUEST,Sharon As Secret Santa 15 Dec 06 - 06:36 AM
GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa 15 Dec 06 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,bet's secret santa 15 Dec 06 - 09:10 AM
Micca 15 Dec 06 - 05:51 PM
SharonA 15 Dec 06 - 10:53 PM
GUEST,Snuffy's secret & relieved reveler 16 Dec 06 - 12:52 AM
Snuffy 16 Dec 06 - 06:15 AM
GUEST,Sarah's Santa's Secret Secretary 16 Dec 06 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,Dusty Rhodes 17 Dec 06 - 07:10 PM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Dec 06 - 08:24 AM
Stilly River Sage 18 Dec 06 - 10:29 AM
GUEST,Selchie's Secret Santa/Yule type personage 18 Dec 06 - 12:01 PM
Selchie - (RH) 18 Dec 06 - 12:19 PM
Leadfingers 18 Dec 06 - 12:53 PM
SINSULL 18 Dec 06 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,SRSsss's Ssssecret Ssssanta 18 Dec 06 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,Tabster's Pére Nöel du Nord. 18 Dec 06 - 02:58 PM
GUEST,RangerSteve's Secret Santa 18 Dec 06 - 04:24 PM
Stilly River Sage 18 Dec 06 - 06:14 PM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Dec 06 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,SINSULL's Surprisingly Southern-fried Santa 18 Dec 06 - 08:44 PM
freda underhill 18 Dec 06 - 08:57 PM
JennieG 18 Dec 06 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,FU's SS 19 Dec 06 - 09:11 AM
Helen 19 Dec 06 - 03:03 PM
freda underhill 19 Dec 06 - 03:49 PM
John MacKenzie 19 Dec 06 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,SRS's SSsss 19 Dec 06 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,P.Sssss. from SRS'sss SSsssss 19 Dec 06 - 04:17 PM
GUEST 19 Dec 06 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa 19 Dec 06 - 07:57 PM
GUEST, ClaireBear's Apologetic Santa 20 Dec 06 - 12:05 PM
ClaireBear 20 Dec 06 - 12:37 PM
Joybell 20 Dec 06 - 06:37 PM
Stilly River Sage 20 Dec 06 - 06:58 PM
freda underhill 20 Dec 06 - 08:02 PM
GUEST,Greg Stephens' Woeful Secret Santa 20 Dec 06 - 08:53 PM
GUEST,FU's SS 21 Dec 06 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,SRS'sss SSsssssss 21 Dec 06 - 04:03 PM
Stilly River Sage 21 Dec 06 - 05:40 PM
freda underhill 21 Dec 06 - 05:55 PM
JennyO 21 Dec 06 - 08:54 PM
JennieG 21 Dec 06 - 11:32 PM
GUEST,catsPHiddle's tickled 2 B her SS 21 Dec 06 - 11:39 PM
Stilly River Sage 22 Dec 06 - 01:52 AM
Joybell 22 Dec 06 - 03:41 PM
JennieG 22 Dec 06 - 07:37 PM
Stilly River Sage 23 Dec 06 - 12:23 AM
ClaireBear 23 Dec 06 - 10:19 AM
Stilly River Sage 23 Dec 06 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,Bill t'bodger's befuddled and belabored Sant 23 Dec 06 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,SRS's SS's sssempiternal susurrusssss 23 Dec 06 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,SRS'ss SS'sss Possstsssscript 23 Dec 06 - 04:40 PM
SINSULL 23 Dec 06 - 04:51 PM
GUEST,Alison's Frosty Friend 24 Dec 06 - 03:08 PM
GUEST,Edain's concerned Claus 24 Dec 06 - 05:47 PM
Stilly River Sage 24 Dec 06 - 09:22 PM
GUEST,Crystal's Secret Santa 27 Dec 06 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,SRS'sss Sssurreptitiousss SSsss 27 Dec 06 - 04:08 PM
GUEST,My Guru's Held- Over, Unmarried-Xmas Elf 27 Dec 06 - 05:14 PM
SharonA 27 Dec 06 - 05:25 PM
Stilly River Sage 27 Dec 06 - 11:38 PM
My guru always said 28 Dec 06 - 10:28 AM
Tig 28 Dec 06 - 02:41 PM
artbrooks 28 Dec 06 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,SRS'sss SSsssss 28 Dec 06 - 06:48 PM
Stilly River Sage 28 Dec 06 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,SRS'sss Pleassssed SSssss 28 Dec 06 - 07:41 PM
Stilly River Sage 28 Dec 06 - 09:26 PM
GUEST,SRS'sss Exsssuberant SSsssss 29 Dec 06 - 01:36 PM
maeve 30 Dec 06 - 07:41 AM
GUEST,SharonA's SS 04 Jan 07 - 06:40 AM
GUEST,Foolestroupe's very concerned Secret Santa 04 Jan 07 - 09:35 AM
GUEST, ClaireBear's SS - Apologetic No More! 05 Jan 07 - 11:53 AM
ClaireBear 05 Jan 07 - 01:12 PM
SharonA 06 Jan 07 - 09:59 PM
SharonA 17 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM
The Fooles Troupe 17 Jan 07 - 07:04 PM
SharonA 18 Jan 07 - 05:27 PM
Megan L 19 Jan 07 - 09:00 AM
GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa 19 Jan 07 - 03:39 PM
Megan L 19 Jan 07 - 04:14 PM
Tig 19 Jan 07 - 07:10 PM
GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa 20 Jan 07 - 03:24 AM
Megan L 20 Jan 07 - 05:43 AM
Megan L 21 Jan 07 - 12:06 PM
GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa 21 Jan 07 - 12:30 PM
Megan L 23 Jan 07 - 01:38 PM
Megan L 24 Jan 07 - 12:51 PM
Megan L 26 Jan 07 - 12:21 PM
GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa 27 Jan 07 - 03:50 AM
SharonA 08 Feb 07 - 04:05 PM

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Subject: BS: Silly Secret Santa Clues
From: GUEST,Somebody Else's Secret Santa
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 06:19 PM

Use this thread for sending messages to your Santees and making odd comments about the entire SS process.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 07:40 PM

How about Secret Santa meets Getaway?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's totally tickled 2 B her Secret
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 09:40 PM

to the tune of "Matchmaker, Matchmaker":

CatsPHiddle, CatsPHiddle, sweet as a cat,
Mad as a hat(-ter) and more than that--
CatsPHiddle, CatsPHiddle, you're my Santee,
And I'm tickled as I could be!

Holler, O CatsPHiddle, Micca's delight,
What would you like to make Christmas bright?
Yodel, O CatsPHiddle, what can I do
To show Santa's gonna come through?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty's Secret Santa
Date: 08 Oct 06 - 10:40 PM

Oi guess Oi put this inna wrong ploice....

Ah...a scientific philosopher who likes Woody Guthrie and codes. Riddle me this...if I am almost as far north as you are south, but only 3/4 as far west as you are east, where am I?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's Secret Santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 12:01 AM

Hehehe. . . this should be fun!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 04:26 AM

Once again... I reiterate...

I'm in charge,

BUT I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE!!!

(except for one or two 'maniuplations' for sanity's sake and so that the entire state of New South Wales didn't end up sending its parcels to Queensland!)

SECSYA
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Joybells Secret Santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 05:00 AM

Hi Joybell.
Hmmmm it seems you like stuff from my part of the world interesting......
A few Q's
What is your star sign?
How do you feel about new Agey stuff?
Do you like tables?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 05:22 AM

Hi MeganL,

Very interesting, we could be related, My grandmother had the same last name and she came from where you do.
Now down to business, can you furnish me with a birthdate, time and place?
Not into that sort of thing....well ok.

Do you like gemstones?

Do you like poetry - if so whose?

Do you have an interesting job?

Do you make anything crafty?

Are you allergic to anything?

Whats your favourite food?

Please let me know soon

kindest regards from your santa(who although no longer living in gods own country has 100% scots blood)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's SS
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 06:37 AM

I've read all your hints and would like you to know,
This Liverpool Judy has got it in tow


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SharonA's secretive santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 07:24 AM

"Now Sharon A be of good Cheer
For the Christmas time will soon draw near
we'll be in the season of good cheer
hang the mistletoe, dear one,

a jamboree, a jamboree
with 8 big reindeer pulling on the sled
a jamboree, a jamboree
give them all some oats, my son


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,JennieG's S S
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 08:14 AM

Your information has been noted and the Elves are already hard at work looking for the right bits and pieces .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Artbrooks secret santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 08:49 AM

Ho hum..well, master brooks.. pink fluffy handcuffs and a string bikini eh?! Never would have thought it! Any more clues before I start whipping the elves into gear (maybe we're on the same wavelength..)
Kisses from the frozen wastes of.... somewhere wet. (Actually, quite sunny but it has been dreadful weather for the time of year) (country clue)
hee hee, this could be fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Skipy's Skecret Skanta
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 09:52 AM

Well, looks like I got a naughty 'un on m' hands!

No hints, lad?

Gotta gets me some coal ...

Nick


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 10:31 AM

Frozen wastes of somewhere wet, eh? Can my SS be a frozen daiquiri?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,artbrooks's secret Santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 10:38 AM

Hic - no, but one is not averse to one - hic


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's secret santa
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 03:12 PM

My santee is a clever lass
who will quickly follow clues
to save her having to read my name
within the santa news


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Oct 06 - 09:35 PM

"One is not averse to one."   Hummmmm..does that refer back, or is my Santa a closet narcissist?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jaze's dazed and dazzling *Secret Santa*
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 03:26 AM

Geez Jaze.......how about a few clues for a clueless SS? I need to whip those elves into shape so they can start looking in cupboards for some goodies.
From The Dazed and Dazzling *Santa*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:23 AM

Hello Santa. Aquarius - like Lewis Carrol and several other weird types. And well, I'm stuck in the 19th century really but I like the pretty things, and the fun things, the New-age has come up with. Tables? Like the round sort King Arthur had? Mathematical ones?
This is such fun. Thank you for your message. I do like a playful Santa.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Fran's Oh So Very Secret Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:56 AM

Well Well Well I see you posted your note like a good girl should. NOw are you good or merely well behaved..... Hmmmmm Santa still has a bit of research to do. cats, cording and chocolate... I think I can work with that.

OSVSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 08:07 AM

G'Day me friend.

Time is pressing to get yer present to you in time. It'll 'ave to be put on a fast boat before too long to stand any chance of being there for Chrissie.

I ain't even gonna ask if you've bin a good boy, there ain't no chance of that, anytime.

I suppose that cds by Meatloaf and Eminem are out the question?

So, no sweeties and no fish, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 08:46 AM

Be careful what you wish for, mate, you might get it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 09:51 AM

I'll send the address for the dump trucks of gold bullion then...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Mrs. Cobble's Secret Santa....You better wat
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 12:32 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Mrs. cobble's Secret Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 12:36 PM

Let's try this again....


You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout I'm tellin you why
Cause I'll send ya nothin!!!!

HOHO! Just kiddin! I will be watchin though!

I need to go lookin for yer hints now...

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Leadfingers's SS
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 12:37 PM

Hey! Fill out the form!
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=94487&messages=59

Or you get nothing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey's Lucky Little Elfen Person aka LLLE
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 01:39 PM

Hmmm, perhaps you could post the regulations for sending "boyfriends" cross the pond, for your collection? I won't be able to guarantee a "yes Man" among them, though!

Or, I could send your favourite colour of pea-green soup? LOL

I am delighted you have joined in the fun and shall take your list under advisement!

Your LLLEP!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 03:33 PM

Ay up!! I've got a santa!!!

What sort of clues do you want my dear??!!

Khattgrinningfromeartoear!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Silently Secretive Santa of Marvellous M
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 05:21 PM

C'mon now M'Dear, just tell Santa what you'd like for Christmas and we'll see what we can do. Those pesky Elves will be sending out a lump of coal if they don't get some clues.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Marvellous Maeve's Silent Secret Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 05:25 PM

Seems my previous title was too long for this darned post, gotta make sure you see the request posted above at 05.21 PM. Don't want to send that coal out really...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,the SS of the lucky jennbrooks
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:29 PM

Ah ha! My message got lost somehow. It went like this - Oh Goody Oh Goody Oh Goody Oh Goody Oh Goody I've got a wonderful Santee. Off to look for the rare dark green, beaded armadillo + crate for posting. Or was that bearded? No! it's beaded alright. Just the thing. Maybe I'll throw in a book or two - "The Mystery of the Dark Green Beaded Armadillo". "101 Ways to Cook Dark Green Beaded Armadillos". "Knit Yourself a Dark Green Beaded Armadillo". This is going to be such fun. You'll be glad I'm you Secret Santa, jennbrooks.
Very Happy thoughts from here in ....... (written in invisible ink) jennbrooks SS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennieG
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:47 PM

Hello Santa, I am trying my best to be very very good! Go easy on those Elves won't you, we don't want to stress them out too much!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's nutz-o Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 06:49 PM

I am the very model of a goofy mudcat Santa Claus
I want to send you prezzies, cards and stuff that will not make you cross
To do so tell me what you like because in that realm you're the boss
Art, music, books and videos—or maybe some spaghetti sauce?

I can send you rap or bluegrass, madrigals or ballads, blues or bop,
Celtic harp or classical, or jazz or perhaps some hip-hop?
Dylan, Rolling Stones, Kate Rusby, John Renbourne or Beethoven.
All you have to do is ask: Ho ho ho—let the games begin!

catsPhiddle's Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,dusty rhodes
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:07 PM

H,mmmm North America , perhaps ?????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Mrs Cobble
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:12 PM

Oh secret santa so very sorry have only just arrived home from vacation.... no internet connection. will leave you some hints ...soon

Mrs C


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jennbrooks
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:33 PM

To my dear Secret Santa,

I am, I am glad you're my secret Santa! For obviously you understand the importance of armadillos in my humdrum daily life! At the risk of sounding selfish and self centered, though, may I say what I forgot to say, which is that songbooks are also always welcome. As well as being easier to ship. Usually.

I tired lemon juice and holding a match up to the computer screen, but I couldn't make the invisible ink show up. Still, I do look forward to hearing from you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Secret Santa
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 07:42 PM

Desparately seeking hints! Have hints from 2005. Having my eyes peeled for silver and blue flute and blowy thing related items, and NOOOOOOO books unless they have staves and notes. Am I on the right track?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Animaterra
Date: 10 Oct 06 - 08:41 PM

Spirit of the Earth, guide me in choosing presents for Animaterra which will reflect her beautiful soul.

Not the first time I have chosen a present for her, either. The first present was for a Mudcatter, by a Mudcatter, from a Mudcatter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 07:06 AM

Oh I love this..... makes it all worth while when I know who is teasing whom.....










Bruahahahahhhaaaaaa!!!

SECSYA
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing!
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 08:43 AM

Muahahahahhhaaaaaa!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 12:24 PM

Oooooooooh! I have a Santa. Yes the hints are pretty much as per 2005. Alas I am no longer working in a library (having succumbed to the great lets make librarians redundant fiasco) so I'm flogging library software instead!!!!!! heh heh heh.

Still have a book allergy unless it's the sort with dots in or alternatively with footprints in (dance notation for the confused).

I will now do my best to BE GOOD but I'm not that hopeful since it appears I will be spending 2 work related weeks in Scotland! Hic Hic Hic

Thankyouuuuuu Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Leadfingers's SS
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for filling out the hint sheet.

How about trying to put some positives on it

If you are not into T-shirts, DVDs, Jewellery, or hobbies, what are you in to?

Help a Santa out here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 02:52 PM

Yes, well, maybe it'll be a dumptruck load of packs of playing cards. My ydlsxaie is playing up again...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 06:03 PM

As a matter of curiosity, why would spending 2 weeks in Scotland interfere with someone being good?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 06:25 PM

kat got your tongue, SS? Please come back!:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Nocturnal Santa of the Bat G
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 06:50 PM

Signing in from the darkness and greetings to the bat lady but where are your clues???????? Hang on I'll just give Rudi's nose a rub I can see better in the light. Must be an age thing.
Are you out there??????????????????????


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,jennbrooks - her own special SS
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 08:21 PM

Dear jenn, Good girl. Passed the first test. You know all about the lemon juice thing.
About the present - "Sad Sweet Songs of the Armadillo in Love" should be just the thing. Now! Where to find a copy? Might have to write it myself. Failing that a local songbook? Ah! ha! a trick! a trick! I'm not going to tell you what "local" is. Not even if you cover me with lemon juice and hold a match to me.
But seriously now - a local songbook?
Oh happiness! SS of jenn of the brooks


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Severn's shy and secretive Santa
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 08:39 PM

Have you been a good boy this year Severn? I am sending the elves down to have a word with your house brownies to find out your secret loves and hates.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Edain's secretive claus
Date: 11 Oct 06 - 10:29 PM

Your interests have been noted. I don't have the books you want, but I do have Simak's Way Station & have had it for longer than you have been alive.

Ideas are perculating & a list has been started. Now where did I put that moose?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing!
Date: 12 Oct 06 - 06:28 AM

It's in a secret code!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Linda Goodman's dark secret santa
Date: 12 Oct 06 - 07:31 AM

Looks like You better be good cos I will find out!!!!

your secret santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Edain
Date: 12 Oct 06 - 10:43 AM

Way Station is good, I like that book. Which reminds me, must steal dad's copy to read again at some point :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey's Lucky Little Elfen Person
Date: 12 Oct 06 - 11:54 AM

Oh, Louiseeeeeyyyyy....need some more hints, kiddo. How long do you like your wrist jewellery?

LLLEP or 3LsEP


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Oct 06 - 11:57 AM

Heya Santa!! Might've known ya'd have some trickery up yer sleeve, but that's a really neat trick...secret indeed! LOL...thank yew, thank yew!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing!
Date: 12 Oct 06 - 09:00 PM

Just like you, I too can be full of cunning stunts.

Maybe I should try to say that another way!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Micca
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 03:31 AM

Sheeeeesh, Kat has got Baldrick as her SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 05:42 AM

Oh Micca... if only you knew.....






Bruahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

SECSY
LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,One of the Secret Santas of Squeeky Liz
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 07:21 AM

Aha...but what you don't know................heh heh heh heh


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 11:02 AM

No kidding, Micca, my thoughts egg-zaktly! No, I won't allow any dyslexia re-read that last posting of my SS!**bg**

I can't wait for the next message, Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jaze
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 11:23 AM

Dear Dazed and Dazzling Santa: here's the gist of it:

AGE: 52
COLORS: Deep greens and blues
MUSIC: Accoustic folk
BOOK I'd like: Angel In Disguise-Emmylou Harris(from amazon)
MUSIC I'd like: a Jean Ritchie cd, Mudcatter cd's(yours?) or any accoutic folk you may like
OTHER: Anything from your area of the world would be interesting. I'd actually appreciate anything your kind enough to send, and thanks in advance.
Are your really dazed and dazzling?
Jaze


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,RangerSteve's Raging Santa
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 12:42 PM

No jewelry? No T Shirts? Diabetic so no sugar? HMMMM I have to work hard on this one. Maybe a diabetic cookbook featuring dishes from the Yucatan served on "Greetings From" postcards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,RangerSteve's Raging Santa
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 12:53 PM

Forgot to leave a hint so:
Check out the lyrics to Three Score and Ten. I am surrounded by Scarborough and Yarmouth. Does that help?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: maeve
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 04:15 PM

Dear Secret Santa, I will go post my gift ideas... Thanks for your friendly nudge!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 04:17 PM

aw sant gies another clue
ahm fairly confuddled
findin you


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jaze's dazed and dazzling *Secret Santa*
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 10:36 PM

Thank you Jaze for those hints, you have several elves very happy little chappies, they know which shelves of Santa's Big Cupboard contain the right goodies. Now they can get off their little bums and get to work before I sack them all. All they have done today is drink Guinness and tease the reindeer.

I'm sure you remember the song "Bewitched, bothered and bewildered" - just think of me as "Bedazed, Bedazzled and Bedazzling".


From your **Secret Santa**


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL secret santa
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 03:47 AM

You said very kind things to me in the past, so as long as your a guid wee lass I'l no be sendin yi ony coal.

"ahm fairly confuddled
findin you"

More clues later

Santa :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 04:48 AM

click here MeganL

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Vectis's secret Santette
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 08:07 AM

Ho tumblethump brandy-butter crack!
(Are you all wight–Jack?)
You peppermint Demeter
With dragons a knack
cigarettes, whisky, ex Dubbers and beer
Songs of landlubbers massage your ole'ear
No sense of direction
But song and affection
Who needs a map?
When life's in your lap!

"Never give up singing, the human voice is the best and most portable of instruments there is"

Wise words, wise woman, are you wise to me?

your extremely secret

SANTETTE!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Erstwhile Secret Santa .
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 10:45 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Nancy King's Learner Secret Santa!
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 10:48 AM

Please please can you give some hints:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 11:43 AM

Hmm! I have a Secret Santa, but I'm wondering a bit about that laugh. I wonder what my SS is up to.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ranger1
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 02:11 PM

Um, Santa? Are you out there? I've been fairly well-behaved this year, even if I have been spending rather a lot of time with SINSULL and jacqui lately. So are the pony and the rocket launcher still available?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 02:35 PM

Aw santa thon wis brilliant ahm no gauny mak ower mony guesses the noo so i his plenty o fun fur a wee bitty yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 02:47 PM

Capri my dear
it's very clear
you know just who i am

I love to tease
and like to please
though i usually talk
like a chip aff the block
and its far away i am


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 05:16 PM

Hallooo. Santa? Are you there?

I've been as good as I'm ever going to be this year - don't listen to the nasty rumours started by SINSULL and Ranger1. I even let some woman out of a side road when I was driving the other day - it don't get much gooder than that!

OK, I was ready to kill in the Christmas Tree Shop this morning, but that was justified. This is MAINE, for God's sake. Where do all those people come from!!!! There were more people in that shop this morning than live in the whole state, honest!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Secret Santa of Cally Hanna
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 06:01 PM

Now my little Cheshire cat I greet you from Wonderland. I have the odd whiting and porpoise helping the elves to put together a gift that will give you a kitty's grin

your ss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 07:22 PM

Santa,
If you're listening, I would really like someone to come and take the life size headless statue of the Sacred Heart out of my backyard. Caught a neighbor taking pictures.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The darkly nocturnal Bat G SS
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 07:39 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,More from the Darkly Nocturnal Bat G SS
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 07:42 AM

Did you understand the last post? or was it too dark to read? Heh heh heh! O where are youuuuuuuuu Batty Batty Bat G? I need some hints


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CapriUni
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 12:34 PM

(Oh dear)

It's been nearly an entire week,
And I've not said a word
Perhaps my Santy thinks me cold,
For she (he?) has not heard;
So Santy dear, worry not
(Just in case you might) --
I just got pointed to this thread
Sometime late last night.

But, now, the worry, it is mine,
For when I read your rhyming lines:
I wonder why I'd see your name
Within the Santa News.
Could my Santa have tasted fame,
If the media holds clues?

Could my Naughty 'Nicholas' be a thief?
Or worse -- a politician?
So Santa, Dear, please answer me,
And ease my consternation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,artbrooks's clever santa
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 12:43 PM

Art awreet cock?
Excuse my absence for the past few days but I have been searching through the bowels of santa's grotty-o to find something suitable for the artful one's pressie and I feel I have found just the thing...

Reet, am off for a bite t'eat as I'm fair clemming after a' that findin' lark.

love
your hardworking super santa


ps I do not have time to be narcissistic as I spend too much time admiring myself in the mirror..


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's All-Laden Sled's Scout-Elf
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 12:49 PM

My Dear "My" or "Goo", or whatever you go by for short (as being an elf, everything must be captioned for short),

What kinda Guru IS this fella? More like a "Kan", a "Loup" or some other type?

But anyway, by way of introduction, I'm Elfish Pressently-your designated Scout-Elf for this year. I will be hiding where you least expect gathering up information for The Boss, who has deemed this a top-shelf high priority assignment, so high, in fact that I hope I'll encounter no difficulties inreaching it. So I'll be....

....Oh excuse me! I was momentarily distracted by the sight of the lovely Meemyse Elf, s'elf centered but drop-dead gorgeous Scout-Elf on another assignment in the area who doesn't seem to know I exist.
If I could only figure a way to catch Meemyse's elfin eye! She's something Elf entirely! Long blond hair and legs that seem to go on for....

(Sigh!)

....But I shouldn't be looking at other women, as I am assigned to concentrate on only you. So anyway, I'll be questioning you from time to time on your wants and needs, and that's the short and short of it! So watch this space!


Santa's Height-Challenged Helper,
Elvish Pressently


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 01:24 PM

Ah, weel...can it be someone who speaks the Scots? The fair MeganL, perhaps? Or is this merely a snare and delusion? More clues, por favor.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 02:10 PM

Dear Shy and Secretive Santa,

I left a note for McGhee & Hash, my two House Brownies to be on the look out for your elves. I see less of the two of them these days since I've gotten a cat, but I know they're still there, because I leave shotglasses full of whiskey with straws in them from time to time which tends to make them sing. That way, I know they're still alright. Maybe I should set out an extra shot glass or two. How many elves are you sending to do the job? Send two and they can start getting intofour-part Persuasions, Watersons, Golden Gate Quartet, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver type songs, but spare me the "Peg Of My Heart-Sweet Adeline" stuff.

Bring 'em on, Santa!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's nutorious SS
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 02:34 PM

Dear Capri Uni

Santa is busy rounding up enough staff to start work but the hogboon keeps changing the roadsign so they never turn up at the workshop. Will have to set the finnfolk and the selkies to hunt him down and stop his nonsence.

So it looks like santa is going to have to get of ... not so famous bahookie and set about doing some shopping.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Fran's Secret present collecting--gift sampl
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 03:43 PM

Okay so I'll be working my way down the list in lots of my favorite places. Checked out the Romance room and Jude has a lot to choose from. Should I find one set near me or more exotic .... where I was born or near where I am now???? Decisions Decisions Decisions--any help you can offer to narrow this down ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Snuffy's head-scratching Santa stand-in
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 05:00 PM

Golly Goobers!

What's with all the rhyimg going on around here? You'd think all these Mudcatters were simultaneously possessed with the ghost of Clement Clarke Moore, or something.

Anyway, Snuffy, here are my clues:

Our paths have never crossed in real life, and looking back over past Mudcat threads, it looks like they've crossed rarely, if at all, in this forum (I've only done a quick lookover of the Mudcat threads you've posted to, though, so I may be mistaken). So, this year, at least, Liz the Squeak is playing at matchmaker between us.

She assures me that you've been good, and of good spirits, this year, so one thing I won't be giving you is a lump of coal (though what you do get may be smudged with coal dust -- I make no promises of purity).


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Artbrooks' offended santa
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 05:12 PM

SCOTS??? SCOTS!!!!
I'll go t't'foot of our stairs! I'm reet put out. Have coal scuttle in hand and am heading fer t'coal shed.
Scots - HAH


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CapriUni
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 05:33 PM

Hello, Nutorious! You're back!

Yay. Well, Hogboons do that, particularly this time of year. By the way, was it you who posted simply as GUEST, without saying whose SS you were? Or was that something the Hogboon did, to throw me off the trail?

You've got to watch them like a hawk, you know...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: RangerSteve
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 06:24 PM

To whoever my Secret Santa is: we have artifical sweeteners here, and I know how to adjust the recipes, so the cookbooks don't have to be for diabetics. Any cookbooks from your part of the world would be fine.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: maeve
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 06:56 AM

refresh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Barb'ry
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 08:10 AM

I haven't got a santa - sob - and I've been good all year - sniff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's Insightful SS is Searching. . .
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 10:17 AM

. . .for ideas. So I tried Google's I Feel Lucky button. Search term "gift." Subcategories female and music lover.

Who knew?

HISSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 11:27 AM

Well, HISS, all I can say after checking that out is that I am gobsmacked!!

:-)

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's Insightful SS is Searching. . .
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 12:22 PM

Oh, good, you've checked already. Does a desktop composition thingy, or Barry Manilow's "Greatest Songs of the Fifties" strike your fancy? (Keeping in mind my pocketbook, these are purely speculative preludes to the torture of the Secret Santa season and bear little resemblance to what Santa might come up with or afford!)

HISSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 02:09 PM

Dear Secret Santa

One set near you sounds good, I have read The Blessing Rememberance and the Ice and fire twin series, the Mulberry tree and Summerhouse and Angel for Emily.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Fran
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 02:16 PM

That last guest post was me cookieless

Cheers
Francesca:-]


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's stunned santa
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 02:19 PM

From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 02:47 PM

When i catch up wie that hogboon she is in bother i told her to behave this year but you just cant get the benside satff you used to :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 05:39 PM

Well, HISSS, what all that array of musical things told me is that it's not the dollars that matter. I appreciate the thought that goes into the gift and I would be acutely embarrassed if you thought you had to spend a lot of money on it. My house is full of quirky things that other people might view as trash, but things which appeal to my love of the out-of-the-ordinary or creative things or clever inventions.

In that list, I'm afraid the only things that tickled my Gemini fancy - and I am DEFINITELY saying that you are NOT to buy any of it, I'm only telling you that I love quirky, weird things and odd instruments like thumb pianos and panpipes, and cigar box hurdy gurdies and I especially love hand made things - were the strange and interesting desktop composition thingy and the percussion tubes and the roll up piano. Wow! And Barry Manilow? Lucky this is a family forum or I'd tell you what I really think of BM! :-)

I think that that list was a present in itself. It was like finding a virtual treasure box in the attic, all jumbled up with a bunch of things that a group of different people find valuable and that they couldn't bear to throw away. Thanks for the adventure! I have saved the page so that I can go through the treasure box again.

Thanks,
Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 06:10 PM

Oooooohhh, I got me a Scout-Elf!!!!

Profuse apologies for the delay but I've in fact been away on a fact-finding mission of my own, where in fact, I found no facts at all. What a tricky trial Christmas can be! But not for you, my wonderful Scout-Elf, you will by now have Christmas all sewn up.

As for my own wants and needs, I confess to having none, except an insatiable curiousity about my own Dear Santa and a desire for broadening my musical horizons by hearing of other Catters *grin*

Oh, any by the way, my guru is one who always said No, which would have been a source of sadness in the original era, but now would be considered quite acceptable and proper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Barb'ry's sea-farin' secret Santa
Date: 16 Oct 06 - 06:28 PM

You've got no Santa? So that's what you think
(Way - hey - Santee Barb'ry)
Your Santa's a plowin' the briny old drink
(And all for a prezzie for thee!)

Yo (errr, ho) ho ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 12:49 AM

Now how lucky can a guy get with a "Secret Santa" who is bedazed ,bedazlled and bedazzling?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Barb'ry
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 03:32 AM

A sea farin' Santa!
What girl could ask more
For you've boxes of riches
In your great pirate store!

American hum? Not UK anyway.
Oh I like this game


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 12:20 PM

Oh joy! Oh joy!! A jamboree!!!
How lucky can one woman be?
How will I wait for two months more
To find a pressie at my door?!?

But there's one thing I should make clear
Before your next post, Santa dear:
If I be young enough, I oughter
Be not your "son" but your daughter.


:^)

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Ranger Steve's TweakingHisNose Santa
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 12:49 PM

Fear not, Ranger. Your Santa is on the job and only teasing you. Ebay is worldwide and has provided part one of your package. Now, do have them send it direct with a note "Do Not Open Until Xmas" or keep it as part of one parcel? Can a Ranger be trusted not to tamper with evidence?
What kind of Ranger are you, anyway? A glamorous Texas Ranger? A less glamorous but more useful Park Ranger? Or a totally useless gas guzzling SUV?
More teasing.
SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 01:02 PM

I don't seem to have a Santy Claws, just the same old Insanity Clause!
G ☺


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 01:45 PM

I wonder if I have a Santa? And, because I'm a new member (though a longtime guest poster before that, As Guest,ClaireBear), I wonder if Santa has been able to figure out enough about me from my hints and history to dig the right prezzie out of his sack? Is there anything else you'd like to know, you Jolly Old Elf?

I've been very, very good...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The susurrus of SRS'S SS
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 02:09 PM

Psssst... Thisss isss SRS's SS...

Pleasssse whissssper to me and ssssay the thingssss you requesssst to resssceive for Chrisssstmassss...

Perhapssss a ssssoft ssssilky sssscarf?

A ssssilly ssssombrero?

A sssmall mussssical insssstrument?

A ssssCD?

Expressss your desssiressss sssso I can sssselect a pressssent posssthassste...

SRS's SSssssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Supplementary susurrus from SRS'S SS
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 02:51 PM

I ssssee now that there isss a "Hintssss for your Ssssecret Ssssanta" thread with referencssse to sssome thingsss that would pleasssse you...

Sssorry I didn't sssee it ssssooner. Thissss passstime isss ssssso confussssing...

Your hintsss have presssented me with ssssome excsssellent ideassss for an awesssome gift that I ssssurmisssse you will ssssavor. All that remainssss issss for me to ssset off for a meticuloussssly sssselected sssstore to purchasssse the bessst ssstuff for my Sssssssantee...

SRS's SSsssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Marvellous Maeve's Silent Secret Santa
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 03:50 PM

Dear Marvellous Maeve, your hints have been read by one of my Elf-maidens and my Go-fers have all got their thinking caps and will be scouring my workshops and stockrooms for your hearts desires. No-one's even been in those rooms with a duster since last Christmas Eve, so I expect they'll spend some time sneezing while they work. I'll pass a bottle of Ginger Wine in every once in a while to keep them going. This may take some time.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 04:52 PM

Yesssssss! I have a santa! Pardon me if I hyperventilated a little reading that post . . . all of that hissing left me winded!

;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Anne Lister's Christmas Spirit Drinker
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 10:37 AM

Well then my little welsh dresser, hope you and your Ogron are well, I may send my Balrog to do battle with him one fine day.
I shall be preparing surprises for you, in my northern fastness, and my northern slowness as well.
Ho ho ho.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,rumanci's Yuletide Faery
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 11:55 AM

Absolutley delighted I am.

When I was given the word that I was rumanci's Yule pressie selector, well, I thought to myself, I couldn't have asked for a better Santee than this!

Ah, now the best part of all. Getting your Pressie in order and on it's way flying through the Sky on an Owl pulled Sleigh!

Very big Grin
YF


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: maeve
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 05:20 PM

Marvellous Maeve's Silent Secret Santa - Many thanks, oh superb one. I trust that your search for a modest gift for me will also bring you some pleasure!

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Limpit's Secret Santa warming up..
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:43 AM

Hi Limpit,

Just a brief note to let you know that your Santa is there, watching whether or not you behave yourself and keeping an eye out for suitable gifts to put in that litte box marked "Limpit".

How about putting up some clues, though?

Your SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 06:56 AM

One banana, two banana, three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Comin' to bring you the Banana Split show
Makin' up a mess of fun, makin' up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone

(CHORUS)
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

Four banana, three banana, two banana, one
All bananas playin' in the bright warm sun.
Flippin' like a pancake, popping like a cork
Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Two banana, four banana, one banana, three
Swingin' like a bunch on monkeys, hangin' from a tree.
Hey there, ev'rybody, won't you come along and see
How much like Banana Splits ev'ryone can be

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Makin up a mess of fun
Makin up a mess of fun
Happiness for ev'ryone
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey's frantic LLLEP
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 07:53 AM

SOS-SOS-SOS!!!

Santa needs some help here, Santees. If any of you know Louisey, tell her Santa needs some answers. (Please see previous message.)

What? Oh! Donner, you put that down, now! Blixen, no more oats, you won't be able to lift the sleigh if you put on any more weight!

Oops, sorry, Santees. Thanks for your help!

LLLEP


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:01 AM

I can't say i've been very good this year. maybe, that's why...














..sigh..


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:05 AM

I think you're right Freda - I'm beginning to think the same.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ranger1
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:31 AM

Sniffle... My mum always warned me about hanging out with certain elements, now it looks like I'm just going to get compressed carbon in my stocking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:45 AM

Well, I'm busily working on mine - can't say who though....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:45 AM

AHM lovin it
jings santa that took me back saturday mornins just afore ma maw yelled at the wrestlers :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:51 AM

Your brothers on the lounge room floor?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:54 AM

he he he naw they wur kinda big fur that by then lad Mick McManus and Jacky Pallo on the telly my how she loved tae yell at them and Kendo Nagasaki


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 09:17 AM

I think most of us Aussies must have been pretty bad. No Santa for me either - *sob*.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 09:31 AM

Looks like I'm getting dump trucks full of playing cards...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Hollowfox's Secret Santa
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 09:33 AM

Hello Hollowfox,

I'm here, have been looking for nice gifts for you, I've seen your hints & I'll be sending you more clues to think about as the weeks go by.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Vectis's SS
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 10:04 AM

Now Vectis, of the Isle of Wight
have you been good? and true and right?
for Santa wonders..
or he blunders..
VECTIS! VECTIS! old Santa thunders!!
O ye of song and melody
have you been good?


heee heee heee heee......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 05:00 PM

Thank you for the 2 lovely cards you sent me Santa!! You brightened up my weekend!!

I'll post some clues next week!

love Khatt


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Partridges Secret Santa!
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 05:03 PM

I am so pleased to be sending to you, I will be reading your clues carefully over the next few weeks and will hopefully send you something you'll treasure and enjoy.

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 06:41 PM

Maybe, and maybe not. Keep guessing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's stoned Santa
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:27 PM

Since Arlo Guthrie's an American bloke,
You just may not have gotten the joke.
So perhaps you will go into hysterics,
When you ascertain the original lyrics.
A ki, you see, is a whole lot of something you smoke;
The first time or two it'll make you choke.
So you might want to stick with the couple of teas
--that I sent you, but still, here's the words of Guthrie's:

COMING INTO LOS ANGELES

Coming in from London from over the pole
Flying in a big airliner
Chickens flyin' everywhere around the plane
Could we ever feel much finer

Refrain:
Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of ki's
Don't touch my bags if you please
Mister customs man

There's a guy with a ticket to Mexico
No, he couldn't look much stranger
Walkin' in the hall with his things and all
Smiling said he was the Lone Ranger

{Refrain}

Hip woman walkin' on the moving floor
Tripping on the escalator
There's a man in the line and she's blowin' his mind
Thinking that he's already made her

{Refrain}

Coming in from London from over the pole
Flying in a big airliner
Chickens flyin' everywhere around the plane
Could we ever feel much finer

{Refrain}


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Freda Underhill's Secret Santa
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 08:36 PM

Why is it, dear Ms Underhill, it seems to happen that
Whether in the real world or posting on the Cat
Though now and then you pop upstairs as bold as ever was
You spend most time below the line in BS and in Oz

This year you say you've not been good,
But if you want some gifts .... "YOU SHOULD"

Santa Clues is coming to town, very puzzled, looking for purple stripey classical kids books


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Oct 06 - 11:03 PM

A Tonka Dump Truck - full of useless junk...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 12:42 AM

Unlike Freda, Jacqui and Tami, I have been better than usual this year. Even volunteered time at a museum, a maritime museum. So I cannot understand why my Santa is ignoring me.
Guess I'll go eat worms.
SIGHing SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,partridge
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 03:40 AM

thank you Santa, I'll try very hard to be good :-)
Pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SINSULL'S Seriously Silly Southern Santa
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 06:23 AM

MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I know who you are and I know where you live!!

SSSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 07:03 AM

Santa,

I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Hope you're out there
somewhere ~ I wonder where? we shall see.   

I'll be posting clues & hints for you soon.

Rosie xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 09:33 AM

Santa Clues it's very true I am below the line
i live in the Antipodes where things hang upside down
I venture upwards here and there and love it when i do
and as for being good i know my friends are strong and true
Santa Clues i guess that means you're right up North somewhere
i wonder, with a snowy beard and rosie cheeks to spare?


freda

(trying to be good)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 01:29 PM

Oh! Secret Santa mine
People told me you didn't exist
But I didn't believe them
I knew you was real.
Yes I've been a good girl all year apart from a couple of days off. You gotta have a bit of fun occasionally haven't you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 05:06 PM

Vectis I agree. everyone needs a couple of days off. These SS's are rightly named.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's exhausted ss
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 06:09 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's exhausted ss
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 06:12 PM

Damn thon hogboon next year i am sticking to Selkies at least they dont mess with the keys while i am trying to type.

Pressies almost all collected will try and send at the begining of the week.

I wonder lass if you have guessed where santa bides?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Selchie's Secret Santa
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 06:41 PM

Don't fret Rosie dear - you have a Santa!

Just be a good little Merperson and drop those hints otherwise you will end up with a lucky bag of things which may not suit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jaze's BB&B ***Secret Santa***
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 08:55 PM

Now Jaze I hope you are eating all your vegies....yes, even the green ones! and not pulling pussycat's tail.

Gonna find out who's naughty or nice.........BB&B ***Santa Claus*** is coming to town.......

BTW when I fly over your house it's not the sun shining in your eyes, it's the reflections from the sequins on my red suit!

Your Bedazed Bedazzled and Bedazzling ***Secret Santa***


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 04:08 AM

So nice to know you're there Santa Dear.   I'm very easy to please & you'll send the most perfect gifts. Whatever you choose will be very much appreciated, you'll get it right.

I've been very good & am so excited ~ this is my first time on SS & will enjoy every minute of it, thanks to my special Santa I'm sure.

Here are my hints, as I said ~ easy to please ~

1. what is your age range?   ~ 59

2. gender?                   ~ Female

3. Do you have a favorite color? ~ Purples & Greens

4. favorite authors/ type of book? ~ Anything historical, especially if linked to Folk traditions & music. Biographies/Autobiographies of working peoples throughout the ages ~

5. what books have you really been wanting? ~ Nothing in particular at the moment.

6. what type of music do you like? Traditional, older folk music (as mentioned in the book question). ~ Traditional older Folk. ~ Scottish mainly & English.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? ~ None at the moment, but anything Scottish ~ anytime, would be nice.

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? ~ None really, I don't watch many movies.

9. what is your t-shirt size?   ~ Small
10. do you collect anything? if so, what? ~ Owls ~ figures, pictures, etc. ~ I'm afraid I have no seals ~ maybe I should start a new collection?   :-)

11. what are some of your other hobbies? ~ Morris Dancing, Floristry

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? ~ Silver

13. please include anything else you feel is important that would help your secret santa know what you would like. ~ I'd love anything giving information on my Secret Santa, your area, especially websites, I spend a lot of time searching & researching on the Internet. Anything you make yourself or related to what you enjoy ~ would be lovely.

Love for now Santa, I will be very, very good.

Rosie xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SharonAs Secretive Santa
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 05:53 AM

SharonA you really oughter
know how hard a rhyme is daughter!!!
But I will try in my small way
to send surprises on the day

now," eye of toad and wing of bat..."
oooppps, wrong recipe, sorry for that
Traditional singing? New age , vocal?
or maybe some thats simply "local"?

a singing artist of renown
that reached for fame in my home town?
we will delve and search with care
in our red sack and see whats there
SASS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Snuffy
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 06:33 AM

Well, my head-scratching Santa stand-in, what have you been standing in? Perhaps it was long grass, and that is why I managed to miss your clues for nearly a week? Looking at some of the poetry on here, I'm sure poor old CCM must be whirling in his grave.

As to your clues, never having met in real life really does narrow it down a lot - I shouldn't have much trouble figuring out your identity from that.

I guess you're not a miner (nor a minor, nor yet A Minor) but there does seem to be some dirty work afoot. So there's no need to make promises of purity: that would be like coals to Newcastle, as the Purity Brewery is but 7 miles from my home and I can get their beer in many pubs in the area. Besides the cost of sending beer through the mail would be prohibitive.

I know Santa is supposed to reside at the North Pole, but would I be correct to think that you are usually further from it than I?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: rumanci
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 08:10 AM

ooooooooooo lucky me
Time to catch up with reading at last
Thankyou Yuletide Faery for letting me know I'm thought of and kind thoughts as well. Many thanks, indeed.
an owl pulled sleigh ?
what a hoot !
are you planning to pellet a few snowballs down chimneys too ?
Backatcher !
:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Tinker
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 09:03 AM

SUNSULL, my Santa is quiet too -- maybe they're on vacation together. 'Cause I know we've been good. The elves just must be jealous

Tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Noodges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Almost Misled Scout-Elf
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 10:55 AM

Dear "Roux"(?), (It sounds better than "Al". Besides, The Boss has a Cajun record I like by Bruce Daigrepont called "Stir Up The Roux" which sounds like a better description of my given assignment than either Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" or E.Y.Harburg's post-war soldier begging spare dimes, but I've been assigned to try out all possible "for-short" names until you specifically respond to one),

After your failure to find facts by going off and listening to music,
presumably by calling it a Fact Finding Mission so that you can write it off on your taxes*, I might, after this is all over, providing you've been good, give you the URL of a good Elf Service for future use. I've been trailing and watching you for some time,you know!

The fact that you profess to have "no wants and needs" makes them easy to fulfill, but makes your bag difficult to fill full and it can't be "sewn up" until it's fully packed. That said, I've gathered up a few things, based on my surveillance, that you haven't even dreamed you need yet, but trust me, you DO!

As for yout insatiable curiosity (I know what that is, because my Mom used to read me about Kipling's "Elfant's Child". I once had a trunk, however the airlines lost it), your very private, rather grouchy and difficult but wild and recluse Santa would rather speak Her or His thoughts through the voice of a male Scout-Elf, for which I get paid extra. So I can only give out the odd quote like:

"I don't indulge in poetry crap to help you locate me on the map."

...to show you that Santa would rather not indulge in that sort of thing but has the capability to if specifically requested. Besides, Santa would not be condescending enough to assume you did not know where The North Polacks dwell. I mean, Lord Franklin DID make it back with Santa's message, didn't he?

So try to believe in Santa, and The Boss will try to believe in Gurus (Guri?) until one specifically tells Santa "NO!". And I'll keep watching you, and----

GOOD GOD!

I won't let on to the public that you do....

THAT!

Your Scout-Elf
Elfish Pressently


*The Boss specifically wants to be notified if the "deduction" gets through UK taxes, for future reference.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Nancy Kings Secret Santa
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 12:42 PM

Hi Nancy if you are out there:

Went to the home of the Bard yesterday looking for ideas, any hints would be gratefully appreciated so I can make sure you are pleased with what you get!

If no hints are forthcoming I will have to surprise you :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 02:39 PM

UHOH. My Santa sounds downright scary. Please, I beg you - not another fur trimmed lamp. Normal people walk into my house and see furry lamps, inflatable mooses, a knight in shining armor and then pretend not to notice. Caught the neighbor photographing the headless Jesus in my backyard.

SIGH - someday I have to install something normal like a Barcolounger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 03:25 PM

Dearest Elfish Pressently, I am so glad that you're being appropriately reimbursed for your efforts in communicating between my Wonderful Santa (who I believe in most sincerely) and myself (whichever 'for short' name we use), as I'm sure that you will be giving good service for your just rewards.

But, alas and alack, I don't recall of hearing of Lord Franklin for quite some time, in fact I haven't sung the saga myself recently. So either my ears or my other senses are incorrectly attuned or I shall need huge hints in order to discover the whereabouts of my own Dear Secret Santa.

Some short while ago I was questioned at length regarding my personal requirements (perhaps by long-distance request), but I'm afraid that once again, all I can say is that my desires are few and far between. I would, however, be glad of any obvious clues to assist me in my quest for enlightenment! Meanwhile, I hope that the weather is fair and that all is well in the land of mountains and snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 03:41 PM

Dear Santa,

I fear your elves have not arrived yet. I've put out two more shot glasses and straws, but the House Brownies are still singing two-part Everly Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, and even Fraser & Debolt harmonies for Chrissakes. Molly the Cat has been acting strangely of late, but her appetite has not diminished, so she might have been the one who drank the extra whiskey, but she doesn't seem to have harmed or eaten any elves.

I'm still eagerly awaiting their imminent arrival. Bring 'em on!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's Secret Santa
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 04:21 PM

Hmm... close, but no banana. Guess you'll just have to wait and see.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CapriUni
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 04:56 PM

Yes, SS, I believe I do know where you are (unless its some hogboon impersonating your good self) ... and I'm feeling a bit chagrinned, because I fear I owe you some milk and cookies (and a wee dram of something a bit fermented, if you'd like it).

I remember that IOU, I do. And I will fulfill it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Snuffy's coal-besmudged secret Santa
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 06:52 PM

I know Santa is supposed to reside at the North Pole, but would I be correct to think that you are usually further from it than I?

Yes. You would be correct. I am usually further south from the North Pole than you are. Though, on occasion, I have been much, much closer than you as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 07:42 PM

Actually some people are using bananas for currency here since the cyclone wiped out the banana plantations...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennieG
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 12:12 AM

...and perhaps Vegemite could be used for currency as well...

Cheers
JennieG who - is trying her best to be very very very very good - don't want any nasty surprises -


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 06:16 AM

My SS seems a bit confused about my wishes and desires - I thought that over the last few years i have posted enough info ! Any way , I collect Miniature drinks bottles , and am a not very serious collector of 'interesting' Beer Glasses , though storage is a bit of a problem with these . I play Guitar , Banjo (Tenor AND 5 string) mandolin and whistles , I drive a car and run two PA's .I tend to wear colour co ordinated clothing , And am amenable to any thing that arrives , though I only tend to buy CD's that have material on that I feel Ican adapt to my gigs , I listen to a wide variety of Folk , Jazz and Blues music .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Tinkers secret santa
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 08:12 AM

Hello tinker please to meet ya.....
Look to tommorow or our yesterday....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Edain's
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 08:45 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Edain's secretive claus trying again
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 08:54 AM

We've found the moose, it wasn't lost at all, it was where we left it last year, it had just escaped attention because of it's size.

Chief Retail Elf, Bill was sent out shopping & everything is going along nicely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Severn's shy & secretive Santa
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 09:01 AM

Thankyou for the hints list, very helpful. I've sent the elves out to seek local goodies for you.
My elves are all askin wether or not you have bin a reely realy good boy this year Severn?
Your SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Nancy's enlightened secret Santa
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 12:52 PM

Hi Nancy

I have used my common sense and have been digging around for clues and have found your hints from 2003/2004, don't know why I did not think of it before:-)
Lots to think about and shopping to be done:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,JennieG's Secret Santa
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 02:48 PM

Jennie - I dont have any really bad information on your behaviour , so the Elves have been out looking round the skips for suitable items that wont need too much cleaning up !


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 04:05 PM

My Shy And Secretive Santa,

You seem to have developed a slight accent of some sort that was not noticable on your first post and yet is still not pronounced enough for me to try to ascertain your whereabouts.

Furthermore, you are now sending those elves out on shopping trips, rather than seeking out my House Brownies as you had first indicated, probably from some fear of Molly The Cat, a fear which has probably been proven groundless last night.

Yes, as I'd suspected, the cat HAD been at the extra shotglasses of whiskey laid out for your elves, but as it turned out, Molly ended up singing three part harmony with the Brownies, some Coope, Boyes & Simpson, some Seldom Scene and some Finest Kind type stuff and she actually got brave enough to take the lead on a version of "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" which she seems to especially relate to for some reason. It sounded so good I refilled the glasses and they didn't even try to scurry away as usual. So it turns out there was no cause for alarm after all!

But you keep on coming back to the importance of the "Goodness" aspect of things. As for "reely", I've not been fishing this year, been out to a few movies from time to time, and like the odd reel mixed in with the jigs and hornpipes, if that helps. As for "realy",
I've been very good indeed (and in word), plenty good enough to warrant showering with well deserved presents. Had I been perfect, however, I would have only signed up to merely give (with whatever logistical problems that would have caused our dear Liz in setting up the chain, but YES, O kind and generous though shy and secretive to the extreme Santa, I do find it quite blessed to recieve!

So with the goodness issue solved, sit down and relax and tell me something semi-cryptic about your bashful self that can bear seeing the light of day, while shedding some more light on YOUR Hemisphere (but not enough to add to any Global Warming).....

In short...

Bring it on!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 06:52 PM

Christmas won't be torn asunder
from my sweet santee Down Under
Who likes being kept in stitches
with sweet scents and tales of witches
While serenaded with songs and chanteys
By sailors wearing goddess-sized thongs and panties
Bringing lobscouse cooked in crocks
Filled with many-coloured rocks
Sailing through nautical history
Reading books of sorcery and mystery

Never fear, Jenny dear
Let your Santa do his best
For may the holidays bring you happiness and health
And also to your Johnny, I wish the best

Sincerely,
Mr. Santa Claus, himself


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 07:00 PM

Are you there?? I left a message for you early in this thread and I don't know if you saw it, so I am just letting you know that I am searching high and low for some suitable pressies for you.

Your searching Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Cally Hanna's secret santa
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 05:22 AM

Well Cally Hanna you are a more secrative santee than secretive santa or may be you just disappeared like the Cheshire cat ...... even that left a grin....


HoHoHo


ss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Tinker
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 07:58 AM

Tomrrow or out yesterday -- hmmm does that mean my Santa is across a dateline from me ??

Have we met before and will meet again ???

Questions questions questions

Tinker


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:12 AM

Well, I'm happy to announce that I have found one part of your present. The color is not cranberry but it is a similar flavor. Something to help you feel warm and safe.

Your Secret Santa, still searching for more pressies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:26 AM

O happy day! I have a Santa, and a poetical one at that! He/she seems to know a lot about me. Of special interest was the spelling of the word "chantey". Could this mean that you are somewhere in the US area? My Johnny and I are hot on the trail of clues. Any more you would care to leave lying around?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing!
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:26 AM

Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey at work
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:30 AM

Dearest Secret Santa,

Big apologies for ignoring your previous requests for information I only make the journey 'below-the-line' every so often, but not often enough it seems!!

I will certainly look into the rules, regulations and taxes involved in sending boyfriend(s) by air mail. I have had no problems before so it should be fine. You'd probably be best to find a patient one though...

As for wrist adornments, the less expensive the better. I'm not one for gold & diamonds, although gold-colour goes down a treat. As do most other colours and materials - nothing that used to be alive though, it doesn't agree with my vegetarian side!

I also enjoy: sweets, dresses, earrings, writing letters, new hobbies (also known as short-lived fads & phases), going for walks, gossiping, pink nail polish and learning new songs.

I hope this sheds some light...!!!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,crystal's secret santa :)
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:34 AM

any further clues you'd like to give me? lists, interests and buzz words? then i can get started on this christmas extravaganza! HO HO HO!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:39 AM

Santa? Santa? Last night my 6-year-old son asked me if you were real or just "made up by grown-ups." I explained that although many people don't believe in you, you are a very real, ancient and vital spirit that serves an important function: to bring us much-needed joy at the darkest time of the year. And I told him that I still (and always will) believe, as should he.

Although I think I was successful at getting around this little problem and helping my little one understand your true nature without your assistance, think how much more effective I could have been if I could've told him that I actually had heard from you. Please, Santa, say something. Even if it's just Ho, ho, ho!

Your little friend (who is still being good),
Claire


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Greg Stephens' SS
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 12:20 PM

Ah HA! It took a lot of digging through your past postings, but I think I know what I'm going to send you. Your hints were not that helpful for style of music (thought going through my head while reading it ",,,this really sucks....") and you almost got the most absolutely wrong style of music. My local music, well, some is too gangsta hard, some is too soft rock, and some is juust...wrong. Or maybe I'll just send a box of chocolates.
Hints, you want hints? Hmmm, all right. I live in the United States, and I'm in one of those non-OK jobs for folksingers. hohoho, SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Fran's Frantically reading Santa
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 03:05 PM

Okay I thought I had the perfect book choice. It had amazing Mudcat memories and tales and strong women --- but you've read that one... So I'll find another one...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,tinkers secret santa
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 06:20 PM

Time is on my side this is true....
As to if we have met before and will again in a sense of we perhaps have all met before and will again , but no.....
So across time we fly.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:09 PM

Another note from Santa to his Santee JennyO
You're hot on my trail, looking for more clues, lo
I know some things about you, as you rightly guessed I do
And your Johnny, with his singing and his roaring forties crew

Santa knows there's warped ideas of what OZ is about, you see
It's not about Romper Stomper, nor Crocodile Dundee
It's fine people and good friends, music, dance, and singing 'til eyes are bleary
With Robin and John and Tony and Brian,
And, of course, Mr. Neary

So, a fine good Christmas to you
May it be as sweet as honey
Santa has to sign off now
'Cause he has to use the dunny

-Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 10:52 PM

Hmm. Curiouser and curioser...

Santa, methinks with all those clues that maybe we have met in Real Life??? Maybe you are actually IN Oz. Are you? Or do you come from places colder and far away?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,GUEST The surely secret Santa of Sandra in S
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 12:15 AM

Hellooo, Sandra, So, Bears. Are you averse to Pandas, or do you not consider them really bears? It did go back and forth for years. They were panda-bears, then NOT bears, and now, again, they ARE bears! They must be very confused!   : 8 (      Sandra, where do you stand on this, since they are not native to your area?   I'm watching, carefully, Regards from your SS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The surely secret Santa of Sandra in Syndey
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 12:18 AM

Hellooo, Sandra, So, Bears. Are you averse to Pandas, or do you not consider them really bears? It did go back and forth for years. They were panda-bears, then NOT bears, and now, again, they ARE bears! They must be very confused!   : 8 (      Sandra, where do you stand on this, since they are not native to your area?   I'm watching, carefully, Regards from your SS.

(The Santee's name didn't come out right the first time. Sorry)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 01:24 AM

Of course I come from a place colder and farther away. I come from THE NORTH POLE!!! :-).

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Tabster's invechiata uomo con barbe bianco
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 05:26 AM

I done plumb run out o' idees fer yore pressies Little Annie L. Way up here in the north our emoluments git frizzed, among other thangs, so iffen ya wanna guess who I is ya gonna have ter play my little game honey chile.
I is a Celt in origin, that's ya first clue!

Santa Natale


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Severn's Shy & Secretive Santa
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 06:40 AM

To give yoo a clue I'm hemispherically northern and from the right side of the herring pond.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 07:07 AM

Can you speak up, he's a bit hard of herring you know!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 07:54 AM

hello, Santa

last I heard panda were more closely related to racoon(?) family than bear family. I hadn't realised they'd been moved to a different family.

I have pandas in my collection. Bears-like critters are bear-like critters - black, brown, polar, panda, grizzly, sun, bears are bears.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's snickering Secret Santa
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 08:24 AM

Hee hee hee. Parcel is nearly complete. Takes a long time from the North Pole to Oz (hmm, maybe I need a South Pole counterpart?). I'm just having a wee bit of a problem with one of the pressies (Down, I say! Get in the box! Ow! Bad Pressie!) at the moment. Hope to have it sorted out soon.

And I reiterate: be careful what you wish for, because you might get it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 09:27 AM

Hmmm..... a genuine vintage Tonka Truck in good condition is probably well worth receiving!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's Snickering Secret Santa
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 09:57 AM

Yes, but that's not it.
Guess again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Ranger Steve's Secret Santa
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 10:22 AM

Watch the mail, Steve. Some clues coming your way. Santa has some helpers at the Getaway.

Dashing thru the snow
In a six cylinder Ford
O'er the roads we go
O good lord I'm bored."

That's another hint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Crystal
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 11:03 AM

Where did my post go???

I'm sorry Santa I HAVE been a good girl (I deny everything said to the contary, especially the bit about the beer and the revealing bodice!)

I like Cats, Teddy Bears and Narwhols, but not dogs.
I like folk music and am always looking to expand my range.
I like crafty stuff.
I like sweets and alcohol (except beer).
I like getting presents!
I'm looking for Footrot Flats books (an Ozzie/Kiwi catter will know what I mean) and Ian Watsons "Space Marine"

n'k you


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,crystal's secret santa
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 11:38 AM

ho ho ho received and understood, christmas-surprise construction is underway, i hope your letterbox is larger than the average.

ho ho h-over & out


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,a lurking trouble maker
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 11:41 AM

Belive all of it, especially about the beer and the bodice. She doesn't mention the money down the top of it though...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 12:42 PM

Looking forward to what my Liverpool Judy has to offer :-).

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Chanteyrangers Chrissie Judy
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 01:10 PM

And now Cape Cléire it is in sight......

I'm no boxing fan - so you won't get a fight!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 01:57 PM

200.

Do I get a Santa too?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 04:23 PM

Hi Santa
I've put some ideas into the appropriate thread for you. Hope they help!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 11:15 PM

That's just fine, Chrissie Judy. ...and a "Whup! Jamboree" to you, too. Sounds like you know sea music well! You're my lind of Judy.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Crystal
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 04:43 AM

Yes troublemaker, but I wasn't the one all the blokes were oggling! And it wasn't MY idea!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey's Lucky Little Elfen Person
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 06:34 AM

Good girl for posting. I am gathering quite a selection of potential boyfriend material. In order to give you an idea of the choices, I include a few links:

Spoon-player
Comes with good references and his own milk cow;

Computer whiz well rooted;

Great Lung capacity with own set of pipes.

As to the other things: my elves have been instructed and are busily working!

HoHoHo!

LLLEP


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Louisey
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 01:28 PM

Oh gosh, I'm quite the lucky girl! Thanks awfully Elfen :)x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Pseudolus
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 01:37 PM

Hello Santa, Pseudolus here.....Are ya out there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 02:05 PM

My Dearest Santa,

I am all agog, having such a dee-light-full time deciphering your cleverly hidden clues. Thank yew!:-)

Being the bestest I can be!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 04:48 PM

O Secret Santa, dear and kind,
Upon the Hints thread you will find
I've put my wishes there with glee.
I hope one's in your sack for me!

And meanwhile, I will try to sort
Out what your Clues might be report-
ing on your secreted ID.
Which word, which rhyme, which phrase is key?

A "wing of bat"? An "eye of toad"?
Are these but signposts on the road
To guessing who you really are
Or am I wand'ring lost, afar?

Hmmmmmm....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 04:56 PM

My Santa hasn't been around lately...I hope that he/she is ok, and attending to important things...like pressies for moi.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 05:03 PM

Gosh, Louise's Lucky Little Elfen Person, the Spoon Player looks a lot like an ex-boyfriend of mine! Hard to tell with his hat on, though -- I'd need to see where his hairline begins. But he's just the sort of guy who would put on that sort of costume... or a straw boater and vest... or (my favorite) his Elizabethan outfit with lute, floppy hat and tights. Just picture your Spoon Player as a late-middle-aged Jewish guy from the late Middle Ages!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Secret Santa of Katlaughing!
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 10:45 PM

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Well, I tied two swallows to the packet and tried to send it, but they didn't seem to like that.

I'm not sure if they were African or European Swallows.

So I am hopeful that when they come to their senses and realise just who is in charge here, your pressie will be on its way!

Ho! Ho! Ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 11:18 PM

Dear O Shy And Secretive Santa,

Could it be that we have met or at least chatted a bit in the past?

Oh, and by the way, still no elves of yours have been sighted. The cat was replaced in the trio tonight by a genuine live garden gnome from somewhere in the area. I have printed out a few of the Mudcat gnome threads to leave outside for him to get a laugh from. Maybe I will actually get to approach and meet him soon. They got into some old Byrds and Beatles stuff tonight. If I keep this up, the House Brownies will start expecting this kind of service 365 days a year...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Oct 06 - 11:43 PM

Hmmmm...I hope I don't have to wait until the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano (which happens to have been my mom's b-day!)**bg**

Still trying to be good:->

Thanks, Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 08:37 AM

"Sniff"


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,vectis' secret santa
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:28 AM

Hey Dragon Dame - what's Christmas? (It's all Vietnamese to me..)


(R U B-ing GD?)


your very Secrette Santa!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 10:39 AM

So i hiv bin nice tae ma santa, weel that rules oot thon scunner in Lairg :)

Afew others i thought wur respectable turned oot on closer inspection tae be english still a suppose they canny help that poor things.

So i wull hae tae try a few mair guesses ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Nancy King
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 03:28 PM

My poor patient Santa asked about 2 weeks ago for hints, and then pleaded again a week later. Sorry, Santa! I've been busy! But I just did post new clues (distressingly similar to those from previous years) on the other thread , so I hope that'll help!

Anxiously,
Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Elmer Fudd's Clueless Secret Santa
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 03:40 PM

Yes, Elmer, you DO have a Santa, but unless he/she gets a hint or two, you're likely to end up with a stocking full of coal! Please? Just a little bitty clue?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 09:15 PM

Howdy Mr. or Ms. Claus. Golly, I'm happy to meet you too! Well, everybody knows that Elmer Fudd is an international man of mystery and intrigue, faster than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound--oh wait, that was some other superhero. Pay no attention to that man behind the cape.

Uh, lemme ponder a bit, get the old gray matter up and running, and I'll drop a hint or two onto the appropriate thread with a resounding thud--I mean Fudd.

Elmer


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SharonAs Secretive Santa
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 06:12 AM

SharonA she once looked out
ere the feast of Stephen
"Say where is that pizza boy
With my deepan crisp and even?"

Tho the snow was on the ground
She was warm and toasted
"I've been good, so won't get coal"
So she softly bo-o-asted

On the drive appeared a man
Dressed in funny clothing
"parcel here for SharonA"
so she started gloating

Hold you hand, another man
Appears in stranger livery
It's the coalman coming bye
Making a de-live-eryyyyy!

Is it prezzie? is it coal?
theres no way of telling
happenstance perhaps no more
'til the days reavealing


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 08:33 AM

Oh Secret Santa,

So glad you're there
I'm looking for hints, but where?
I'll no longer fret ~
Is that a clue I get?

I'm being so good
Never ever bad
The best little Merperson
That anyone's had

But wherever are you
And what do you do?
Do you play guitar
Or am I way off by far?

At my rhyming you'll scoff
My timing's not off
Some weeks to go yet
And some answers I'll get

My hints are up there
For great Christmas-times
Think I'll stop now
I've run out of rhymes

Awaiting clues & answers Santa Dear.

Rosie x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 02:38 PM

All right, all right, O Santa Mio. I done gone and left some specifics on the "Hints" thread.
BUT that doesn't mean that I've been good! That's for me to know and you to decide. Ho ho ho.

Elmer


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 10:17 PM

Dear Santa,

I have been good for a week, and have ventured up north here and there, tho haven't left any messages.

Will continue, taking it a day at a time.

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Anne Lister
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 03:38 AM

Dear Santa
Every planet has its north, I'm told, so now all I have to work out is which planet?
I'm a humble sort of person and easily delighted with gifts.
By the way, just to warn you - we don't have a real chimney. Wouldn't want you to get stuck, so I'll leave my stocking hanging out of the window.

Anne


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Tabster's invechiata uomo con barbe bianco
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 03:57 AM

Ho ho ho, Santa don't need no chiminee, I can osmose thro all walls. Now if you was considerin' leavin' yo laig in dat stockin' well...............maybe, just maybes you might get a bigger present. Mind you I wouldn't tell Mr Steve I suggested ya to do that!
Jus in case you is worrit, I is a male SS.
I am on the same planet as you, most of the time, but I'm at least two countries away from you in a straight line!

Buon Viaggio


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 06:43 AM

"I have been good for a week" you say
But why stop just at one?
If you have managed well thus far
You surely could go on.
And on and on and on and on
Till Christmas time comes round
And if you're good till then there'll be
Some presents to be found.

Santa Clues x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Sion Corn for Hilda Fish
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 03:42 PM

ah, now, that's a clue in itself, I suppose ... but
Hilda Fish, Hilda Fish
I wonder what you really wish
Will come travelling through the airmail post
For Christmas?
Some music, now, you're sure to get
So that's one of your wishes met
But is there anything else you'd like
From your Secret Santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Pseudolus' PSecret PSanta
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 04:26 PM

I'm on the case
Psearching for that Pspecial Psomething
(apart from the dust!)
Look out for a PSnailMail clue Psoon
PPP


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Anne Lister
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 06:37 PM

Clues so far, then ... Celtic in origin, speaking Italian but with a strange American twang. And a straight line in which direction, I wonder?
And have we ever met, St Nick? Otherwise I'm impressed with the quality of your research!

Anne


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 08:05 PM

Here's some serious Santa Clues for you to be chewing on:

My first is in Santa and Claus they say
My second's in reindeer but not in sleigh
My third's in Underhill but not in Freda
My fourth is in follower but not in leader
My fifth is in fourth but not in third
My sixth is in dicky but not in bird
My seventh - no clues: it may not exist:
Are there just six - or twelve - in my list?
I hope that my clues don't cause you to chunder
Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder.

F.U.S.S. (Santa Clues)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 08:38 PM

Two thoughts, Jacqui:
One, stop that disgusting sniffling. It will not attract a Santa.
Two, Have you considered that I might be your SS? Too evil to comprehend, no?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: hilda fish
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 03:43 AM

I never was very good at this,
I give rhymes and couplets a big miss
Particularly when 'this' rhymes with 'kiss'
and....... oh shit, I've got 'miss';
so let's give it a go and hope for the best
'Best' COULD rhyme with 'this' or 'kiss'
or I could think of something out 'west'
and competely avoid 'kiss' (which is for the 'best)')
'cos 'west' and 'best' - you know what I mean.
......just thinking of a rhyme for 'best'
Now I've got 'mean' and all I can think of
Is 'clean' which is a bit of a clatter (!!).
Not good, not good, gotta do better!
Then again, what does it all matter?
Aha! 'better' and 'matter' I stutter!
Dare I conclude with 'utter'
Too too stupid and simple.
Now I'm stuck - with - ample!
Not one wish stated, actually about a dozen.
I did that last so I can conclude with 'cousin'.
Nah, bring it all on and hope for the 'best'
I'm gonna just leave this rhyming 'mess'.
(with apologies to all of yoos who are rooly good at this rhyming stuff)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Auntie Podean
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 04:00 AM

The above to be read with an Aussie accent


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:03 AM

tempted i may be, and oft fried,
down under,
this time by a Santa
who's truly a trick
while all your clues are
so cunning and all scan
you're suspiciously sydney
and so verbally quick
ahoy there me Santa
methinks that I know ye
but if its you, then you've stated quite clear
you do NOT look like santa, or even like Karl Marx
and when singing full throttle
your voice booms out clear
but Santas are sneaky
and tricks are aplenty
especially in Mudcat
when plots are all hatched
and so while i wonder
and have my suspicions
i await the last chorus
when truth be dispatched...

f.u.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:06 AM

ps i have been very good again today!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:26 AM

Tough Freda, better luck tomorrow!

G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:34 AM

:-)

thanks, Giok!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 09:46 AM

"suspiciously sydney" is it that I am now, me liitle larrikitten? Sydney may be a hot place, but as a guess it's not even warm. It will definitely be reindeer, not six white boomers (nor yet Johnson's crocodiles), looking for your house on the red and dusty road.

As for Karl Marx, I wouldn't try to Kapitalize on any similarity: my beard is far too short. But you could be near the truth with "your voice booms out clear": people have been known to jump when I start to sing. But usually they stay to hear the rest.

F.U.S.S. (Santa Clues) WITHOUT RHYME (OR REASON) TODAY


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Guest , Hollofox's SS
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 12:16 PM

Hello,

Hello, Hollowfox.

Are you there, are you still being good & looking forward to all the fun of the Christmas season.

So here we go:

A clue's on it's way
Not posted on Mudcat,
But posted today

Sealed in an envelope,
Winging it's way
Santa is sending clues in the mail?
Will you discover or will you still fail?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Artbrooks extremely efficient Santa
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 01:53 PM

Ho ho ho from the land of the continuous rain.. Have gathered up your presents from supermarkets from Ings to Ingleborough and all points betwixt and between. My poor little reindeer are almost flown out with all the searching and flying and all.
Anyway, 'twas all worth it in the end and your parcel is wrapped up and awaiting the good will of the nice lady in the Christmas elf post office down t'road.
stay good or the parcel will spontaneously combust..
xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Artbrooks's apostrophe challenged santa
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:16 PM

Sorry, Artbrooks - did you out of an apostrophe on the last posting and it's a real pet hobbyreindeer of mine too!
(Hides burning face of shame in large pile of coal)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru-zez News Is Ruses and Perusings & M
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:29 PM

Dear "Ways" or is it "Said" (or is it still unsaid? Or don't you want to say?),

Another sharp report (No, I've not been fired....) from your ever- diligent Scout-Elf.

Well....diligent most of the time. I did take a few hours off to practice with my band. I play bass and sing and the other two Elven, Bishop and Jones, play Stratocaster-uke and drums, respectively. I consider Bishop to be the best electric uke player under two feet high since the legendary Less-Paul. We're still looking for a band name, if you've any suggestions.

(sigh!)...Should an elf want to "Make It Big"?

And I thank you for the good wishes to The Boss in the "Land Of Mountains and Snow" (and occasional other places in the Northern Hemisphere when Santa gets Claus-trophobic), but please take some time to take pity on your own Elf ('s Elf Pity, it is!) stationed right here in Surrey and trying to take his fringe benefits off the top. And shadowing a woman whose desires are "few and far between' doesn't always give one much to write home about. That said, new items ARE being added to augment your fast-accumulating future prosperity. So watch this space, so that you can tell others exactly what space you seem to be staring into.

Your Rockin' Scoout-Elf,
Elfish Pressently


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 05:29 AM

Not all those with scots blood in their veins live in gods own country..........must have done something bad in a past life ;-)

now theres a wee clue fir ye

santa xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 07:34 AM

bin shopin


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 08:00 AM

e Ballad of Gum-Boot Ben
He was an old prospector with a vision bleared and dim.
He asked me for a grubstake, and the same I gave to him.
He hinted of a hidden trove, and when I made so bold
To question his veracity, this is the tale he told.

"I do not seek the copper streak, nor yet the yellow dust;
I am not fain for sake of gain to irk the frozen crust;
Let fellows gross find gilded dross, far other is my mark;
Oh, gentle youth, this is the truth--I go to seek the Ark.

"I prospected the Pelly bed, I prospected the White;
The Nordenscold for love of gold I piked from morn till night;
Afar and near for many a year I led the wild stampede,
Until I guessed that all my quest was vanity and greed.

"Then came I to a land I knew no man had ever seen,
A haggard land, forlornly spanned by mountains lank and lean;
The nitchies said 'twas full of dread, of smoke and fiery breath,
And no man dare put foot in there for fear of pain and death.

"But I was made all unafraid, so, careless and alone,
Day after day I made my way into that land unknown;
Night after night by camp-fire light I crouched in lonely thought;
Oh, gentle youth, this is the truth--I knew not what I sought.

"I rose at dawn; I wandered on. 'Tis somewhat fine and grand
To be alone and hold your own in God's vast awesome land;
Come woe or weal, 'tis fine to feel a hundred miles between
The trails you dare and pathways where the feet of men have been.

"And so it fell on me a spell of wander-lust was cast.
The land was still and strange and chill, and cavernous and vast;
And sad and dead, and dull as lead, the valleys sought the snows;
And far and wide on every side the ashen peaks arose.

"The moon was like a silent spike that pierced the sky right through;
The small stars popped and winked and hopped in vastitudes of blue;
And unto me for company came creatures of the shade,
And formed in rings and whispered things that made me half afraid.

"And strange though be, 'twas borne on me that land had lived of old,
And men had crept and slain and slept where now they toiled for gold;
Through jungles dim the mammoth grim had sought the oozy fen,
And on his track, all bent of back, had crawled the hairy men.

"And furthermore, strange deeds of yore in this dead place were done.
They haunted me, as wild and free I roamed from sun to sun;
Until I came where sudden flame uplit a terraced height,
A regnant peak that seemed to seek the coronal of night.

"I scaled the peak; my heart was weak, yet on and on I pressed.
Skyward I strained until I gained its dazzling silver crest;
And there I found, with all around a world supine and stark,
Swept clean of snow, a flat plateau, and on it lay--the Ark.

"Yes, there, I knew, by two and two the beasts did disembark,
And so in haste I ran and traced in letters on the Ark
My human name--Ben Smith's the same. And now I want to float
A syndicate to haul and freight to town that noble boat."

I met him later in a bar and made a gay remark
Anent an ancient miner and an option on the Ark.
He gazed at me reproachfully, as only topers can;
But what he said I can't repeat--he was a bad old man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's Chrissie Judy
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 03:16 PM

And now me boys we're off Holyhead .........

Know nowt about Baseball - how's Cricket instead?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 02:34 AM

Dear Santa -

I know nothing of Cricket. Yank sports fan here. Thanks, though. Check out my other hints, though...rockabilly, trad English, etc. or just surprise me!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: sian, west wales
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 05:31 AM

So .... I ain't got no Santa? Or have I missed something?

sian, west wailing


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 06:29 AM

sneaky santa, you've done your homework on me so well, that it seems like you know me (it was that song reference that did it!) i am confused, amused & bemused.. and amazed.

you are a very cunning santa! but santa, i am friends with a wise woman who has a brain like a computer. she has given me some strange insights....

boomer, baby boomer? definitely not Karl Marx - maybe a santa from another realm? and not my auntie podies..? i am working hard to piece this jig - saw together!

freda :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Micca
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 07:44 AM

I am confused, I have had a card from Denmark.. easy peasy I thought
then one from Australia....Oh Oh!!!
now another from Colorado......
I think there is a Syndicate operating here...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 07:51 AM

Perhaps it's a Cindykate, Micca


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Pseudolus
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 11:24 AM

I got a PSanta! Life is good!!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 12:44 PM

Well, Sian, looks like it's you, me and Jacqui in the same boat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 12:53 PM

Dearest Santa
Whoopeeeeeeeeee!
I gotta card from my Santa today.
Very puzzling card in vietnamese with an Australian postmark and an upside down stamp.
Does this mean that I have a Santa from the sunny side of the globe? Must do. Everyone knows that Australians have to walk on their hands so they can hang on and not fall off the bottom of the planet.
Thank you Santa.
I'm being extra good between now and Christmas so I deserve a pressie too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 07:52 PM

it seems like you know me (it was that song reference that did it!) i am confused ..... But now it's me that's confused. Which song do you reference - six white boomers tempted and tried on the red and dusty road? You won't find me on the red and dusty road to Gundagai - I may be Dusty but few would call me Slim. And as for being a baby boomer, I am certainly no joey.

and not my auntie podies..? but maybe fifteen bob's your uncle in a world turned upside down. Unlike Consul General Ejaz Ahmed, I have never dined with you, nor even met you at all in real life, but I know quite a few Catters who have had that privilege. (And bugger all help they've been in this exercise of ozfuscation!)

maybe a santa from another realm? do I inhabit a parallel universe, or do the lines converge? And are there still trains on the lines, or has the 2.31 been cancelled again? I say it's not my problem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Hollowfox
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 08:57 PM

Oooo, now I can look forward to getting some mail!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Joybells Santa
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 01:49 AM

Couple more Questions for you:
Do you dance? If so what type of dance do you enjoy?
Alcohol? Beer, wine or Spirits?
Sweeties? yes or no?

Got some good ideas for you!

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 05:52 AM

Dearest Elfish (clues here perhaps?) Pressently,
I must confess that I'm becoming more and more puzzled! Will confusion continue to reign? Will I ever become enlightened? Many thanks for telling me a little of yourself, though I find it hard to believe that there are other Catters in Surrey, or have I misunderstood your missive? Certainly the timing of your messages seem to be within my time-zone but it has been a little tricky to weed the wheat from the chaff. Methinks I need clearer clues to assist me on my quest, although I am sure that I'm doomed to failure.

I have been good, (no, honestly, titter ye not!), but I do not believe that my Elf need's pity at all, just a good cherishing! As to Band Names, I am certain that an Elf of your acute perception and imagination will be able to make a decision on that very soon. I do hope that my Own Dear Secret Santa will be able to send me some small recording of the music that you and your fellow Elves have been making. That's the sort of present that I should be glad to receive!

Meanwhile I send sincere wishes for Health and Happiness to all involved in this secret endeavour, Blessings this Day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 01:22 PM

Dear Santa Person


I have been getting lots of help (well i think that what they called it) in guessing your identity.

so far I know yo live in the far east in Canada or perhaps some other part of the world.

I know you are a tallented dark fair red head with at least three eyes for they are blue green and hazel.

Oh and of course yo originally came from Glasgow the highlands the lowlads in the central belt.

He He and i thought i was confused before they helped.

Loved the poem

Meg


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 02:55 PM

Well, you know you might have just gotten me sussed.......or not.
I'm dark and four eyed.
Look out for another poem.

santa xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CapriUni
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 12:54 AM

Dear Secret Santa, whoever you may be:

I thought you said you gave those hogboons a talking to... did you? Because today a package arrived in the mail from some hogboon pretending to be a certain J. Morse, from Maine, USA, but the address was written in the British format.

Anyway, it's only a suspician that it was hogboon-sent, because the cats were all over it. It wasn't marked as a Secret Santa gift, but I'm saving it in the closet, until Yule, just in case it is. Don't want to jinx myself by opening it early. Hogboons are notorious for those sorts of tricks...

Signed: Curious but patient,

Your Santee


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 01:07 AM

OOOOOOOOOH! Hello Santa. So nice to hear from you.
Dance? Yes I do like country dancing - American and English, and play-party. Anything from before 1900. I've been/sometimes still are - a dance-caller.
(True-love doesn't like to dance with me because I can't help leading - Comes from school days when I was always cast as a boy because I'm tall and boys were few).
I really like the music of "The Albion Band" - groups like that who play earthy old dance tunes and sing with them. I dislike "Steeleye Span" and I've heard enough Irish bands to last me.
Among the American groups I much prefer old "old-timey" dance music, and old jug-band, to modern groups.
I don't like the taste of wine, beer, spitits etc, so the're wasted on me.
I do love chocolate.

This is such fun. Now let me try and guess where you are -- North Pole? Christmas Island? Can't be Easter Island that would be silly. Drop me a few hints. I promise not to find you too easily.
Cheers and Joy from Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:32 AM

Noo lassie

yer santas nae that cruel nor yet sae clever :)
Ah pit the branks on thon hogboon but it poots sae muckle an drooled all ower me flair so i sent it tae live wie a bonnie wee dragon . Santas transport his bin nae weel but a local kelpie gied it a few dunts wie its hoves and the bloomin thing is workin noo so will go on monday tae find a selkie that might be going in yer direction tae deliver it

I hope yev bin an affy guid lassie cause i dinny want tae send ony coal :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 06:57 AM

It's weird, SS, but your comment about parallel universes has got me thinking. In a way we do operate in parallel universes - you're North (being Santa), I'm South (being a hobbit)and Mudcat is the sort of vortex through which we all communicate - across space, time, from one reality to another.

and according to some, parallel universes are the way it is. That means, according to quantum physics, somewhere, in another universe, I'm sitting typing this post, and you are reading it.

Now I don't pretend to comprehend quantum physics, and I only managed to read the first few pages of A Brief History of time - but one of the things he said in it was - did you know that our bones contain the ashes of dying stars?

It must be that curry I had for dinner tonight - but I really thought you were Jack Halyard for a while there Santa - the jaunty humour and - yes, a particular song reference, made me feel that it was someone very close to home. However, in consideration of the theory of parallel universes, I have realised that you may be somewhere else, probably upside down, and have done some very good homework.

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Cally Hanna's secret santa
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 07:45 AM

Ho Ho Ho my little elusive Cheshire kitty the elves are working very hard with your goodies and soon they will be flying over to you...... they hope the postman can find your mailbox.

ss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:07 AM

Dear freda/esmerelda/margaret thatcher/whatever

Perhaps in a parallel universe I am the santee trying to figure out who you are. Or perhaps we live in a universe of one : "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"

Or maybe in some other parallel universe I might be talented enough to write Anderson's Coast and Kitty Kane, and play with my model trains which would be able to run on lines that were not parallel - wouldn't it be nice? But I would never drink Bass straight from the bottle - it has to be in a glass. And if my bones contain the ashes of dying stars I'd rather it were Lennon than Michel Jackson.

We'll understand it all by and by.

santa clues/warner/lennon/wilson/trad/whoever


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:09 AM

Silly me, I forgot to put my name to that last post.

Santa Clues


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SS of sain, west whales
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 12:00 PM

Ho! Ho! Now you are not Santaless. Sorry, the workshop is a very busy place right now.

Whirling, swirling, rushing, twirling,
Sifting through the air;
Snowflakes scurring, scampering, hurrying,
Falling er'rywhere.

and I'm polishing my sleigh.    SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 01:38 PM

Oh, praise the lord and pass the Gingerbread!

I kisses your widdle santa clawses and I ruffles your fluffy white beardsie-weirdsie. Youse is such a good widdle elf, isn't youse?

G'wan ... gi' us a clue then!

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Guest Selchie's SS
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 02:49 PM

Selchie my little sunshine :-).

Don't worry your tiny head about who or what I am - just believe I exist and hope that by the time the Mummers get round to doing their Christmas extraction of money from poor unsuspecting people I have managed to get my act together enough to post you a pressie.

You know OF me - but it doesn't involve guitars (they need tuning) or other public performances. I also can tell you a fine tale - but don't tend to write rhyme cos I have no reasons.

xxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: maeve
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 04:23 PM

Oh, joy, my secret Santa has sent me a postal card! I'm glad you had a good time, and I really like the stamp!

Love,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Victor Meldrew
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 06:38 PM

"Don't worry your tiny head about who or what I am" Indeed. How long have you worked in the diplomatic service, Mr Claus?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Vectis' silly, secret and serendipitous SANT
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 07:08 PM

Vectis, m'dear
Christmas time is coming near
Some years I've been a little slow
But a packet of goodies is gathering below
Yes, I'm a Santa of the South
But South of Never? South of Ever?
The Bat shit from my land of ponds
fertilises more than pots and fronds
Don't doubt Whether - just think Hooray!
Some little goodies will find their way!

very little

but full o'art

or is that heart?

and remember

Postie, postie, don't be slow -

be like Elvis - Go Man Go!

Your very own

Standard, Solemn, Ceremonial and Sometime..
SANTA!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Rab Taylor - Scotland
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 10:28 AM

Megan, I note you were looking for lyrics from a Shirley and Larry Peterson song. I MIGHT be able to help you.

It might be "Shetland Garden" that Shirley wrote when she was 7 years old.

I have a full album "In A Shetland Garden", that I converted to mp3 and if you are interested then contact me at

rabt1952@hotmail.com

God bless.
Rab Taylor
Scotland


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CallyH
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 10:35 AM

puuuuurrrrrrr!!!!!

and a big Cheshire cat grin!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,bet's no longer silent santa
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 04:57 PM

HO HO HO!

My elves have been busy tonight!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The SS of jennbrooks - cleverly avoiding the
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 05:30 PM

apostrophe problem.
Now! My dear jenn - how do you feel about funny old out-of-print but second-hand books. On a subject that interests you, of course. Like say - "The Cooking of the North Pole" damn!! Told you where I live! Never mind. All in a good cause. I've got more goodies in mind for you as well -- but anyroad - do you prefer new books?
Love and laughter,
Santa of the Secret kind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: bet
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 11:53 PM

Wait, wait, wait! The elves should all be here in the North Pole doing their things for Santa. Well I guess if just one went to help you that's o.k. There are sooooo many of them running around he problably didn't even miss him/her. bet


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,bet's reassuring secret santa
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 03:43 AM

The elves are on a foreign exchange program - getting experience of elfing in another country (not telling you where HO HO HO).

Don't worry, I will be sending them back to the North Pole before things get really busy over there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 05:04 AM

Sorry I've not been around much Santa but I am very much enjoying the cards you have sent me! Thank you!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Partridge's Secret Santa
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 05:06 AM

'ello Me Dear!

Hope you are keeping well. I am just checking in to let you know that things are going well over here and your presents should be winging their way to you soon!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 12:23 PM

Thank you santa, I am very well. I wonder where over here is? Ah go on give me a clue

pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,CatsPHiddle's frenetic Santa
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 01:46 PM

Heya Khatt,

Glad to hear that the postal elves are on the job. I gave 'em all an extra tot of rum in their eggnog rations last week, and feared they had left their GPS behind and your cards ended up in Tierra del Fuego.

Did you perchance receive the motorcycle card from Ohio? I miscalculated the number of stamps required on that one--one lone Santa can't always keep track of all these rogue nations and their quixotic postal requirements. Let me know.

If not, it ain't over yet! Ho ho ho.

Your devoted Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: bet
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 10:21 PM

SS, that's good to know. Santa and Mrs. Claus have just returned from there month break, they went south, and are now back at their house. I'm sure he'll be checking names off to make sure everyone is doing their part to make Christmas a big suprise for the little ones. bet


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jaze's Dedazzled etc *Secret Santa*
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 12:53 AM

Ho ho ho Jaze! The elves have done their shopping for you. However I have a problem, the Christmas fairy is desperately trying to climb to the top of the pine tree outside the back door. Her dress is in tatters, her wand is bent, and she has a silly grin on her face - I bet she's been tasting the egg nog again! As soon as I sort her out I will be able to hop on the sleigh and get your present on its way.

Best wishes from Your Bedazed, Bedazzled, Bedazzlng and Somewhat Befuddled -

****Secret Santa****


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Tawmmie (Alaska Mike's Lovely Wife)
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 01:18 AM

HELP!
Mike got a card from his SS. I didn't even think about SS with all that's happening. How do I find out who he has so I can tell him and we can get something going.
Mike is doing better but still has another week at least. It seems that he has an infection where guys don't want one. I left him a few minutes ago high on demerol and getting ready for sleep. He will have a minor surgery in the morning for this new infection.
He is still very weak, can walk tho, once around the nurse's station and he's exhausted.
His mind is back in the normal world now, thank goodness. He is actually getting some sleep, not much, but some.
Hi everyone.
Tawmmie


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 05:42 AM

Tawmmie -

If you can access Mike's Personal page there wil be a PM from Liz the Squeak, SS coordinator, giving this info.

Otherwise one of the Mudcatters who has your number/email can contact her & pass on a message - unless you want to join up & send her a PM (Personal message) yourself.

Good to hear Mike is back in the real world.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 05:46 AM

I'm at Liz's now, the message has been passed, she will be in touch with you via PM Tawmmie.
Great news about Mike, give him my love.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:25 AM

Oh Santa Dear, :-)

I won't worry my tiny head; I'm thrilled to hear from you & curious as to who or what you are, & even more important where??

I do believe in miracles, fairies, angels, AND Santa Claus!!   I know you exist, but curiouser & curiouser, am I off on a wild goose chase? Not easy for a poor little seal-girl like me, washed along on the tide ~ bobbing up & down looking for clues, swimming around in ever-decreasing circles, but happily 'wracking' my brain to find some answers.

Are you a Mummer & Santa in the plays? Is it that Santa's a jolly old man? (or woman) ~ A room, a room & let him in! I know some Mummers well, close my home ~ so are you a Santa in a play? If so, lets talk folklore & traditions because if you're a Mumming/Morris person I'll soon 'winkle' you out! Then I'LL lead YOU a merry dance.

You say I know OF you? I know of Santa ~ but not the real you?   I'm 'fishing' for clues, so look forward to more.

Tell me that fine tale, oh yes Santa please do & please send me a clue.

Rosie    xxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 03:27 PM

Tawmee - just sit back and enjoy the excercise your postman will be getting... Mike and you need do nothing but get better and have a laugh.

Mike hadn't signed up for SS this year so no-one is expecting anything from Alaska.

Take care.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 11:13 AM

Hello there, nearly finished shoppin, will have to start wrappin soon.
A santa's work is never done.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 11:14 AM

Sniffffff!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jacqui's SS
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 12:16 PM

I am not Sins, but not without sin


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 02:01 PM

Santa is me darlin
sae handsome and sae charmin
sae winsome and sae teasin
he fills me heart wie chear


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 04:37 PM

Santa Santa this is creepy
Almost enough to make me weepy.
It's obvious that you knew me
When I was really, really wee.
A relative or family friend?
I will guess you in the end.
Santa Santa could it be
You're a fortune teller from Sidney?

Your very grateful
Santee
Whoopeeeee! :-0


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 06:57 PM

Santa Santa it is strange
That your knowledge has such range.
It's obvious that you knew me
When I was really, really wee.
A relative or family friend?
I will guess you in the end.
Aileen's four or Kathleen's three
Could one of them know you and me?
Are you up to your Gills in work dear Santa?
Do your Rams and Cocks crow a mantra?
Santa Santa could it be
You know a fortune teller from Sidney?

Your very, very intrigued.
Santee

Whoopeeeee! I GOTTA SANTA :-)))


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 09:29 PM

Not Sins but not without sin? A naughty person then. That doesn't narrow the field much, does it?

Wahoooooo! I gotta Santa!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:47 PM

Tawmmie, listen to LiztheSqueak...just enjoy and know that we are all thinking of you both!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Capri Uni's not so secret Santa
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 11:26 AM

Weel lassie I grabed haud o a passin selkie an she telt me she wid pit yer pressie across the pond so i gied her it the day :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 11:31 AM

300!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST, ClaireBear's Secretive Santa
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 01:08 PM

Santa's been so secretive as to be invisible -- busy multi-tasking to beat the band, But fear not! Your package is being assembled, though mostly in Santa's head. (It's a start!) We have very, very much in common.

This Santa outpost is more northerly than your location, but at least it hasn't snowed yet. Not so much as a flurry or stray flake. (Well, lots of flakes around, but not snow-type ones!) And your Santa has yet to don winter outerwear, although some of the elves are wearing polar fleece inside Christmas Central.

And I'll be keeping the reindeer inside the barn for awhile until the season for random blasting away by drunken hunters passes.

So...all this information has narrowed it down, eh?

SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 01:34 PM

Oh, Santa, thank you -- I just knew you were real. And to find that I have much in common with Santa is almost too grand to take in. On such a wonderful morning, too!

Now let's see...no snow, hunting season, Canada...I should have been paying closer attention to weather patterns. Must research further.

Stay warm, enjoying lots of hot chocolate and cookies (or red wine and lasagne, like what I left out for you last Christmas Eve) to keep up your strength. Believe me, I know how taxing all that multitasking can be!

Yours,
Santee Claire


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Hollowfox
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 03:58 PM

OhdearOhdearOhdear. I haven't received my posted hint what I was promised last week. Is the mail $#@!, er, gumming up the works? Or perhaps I'm not looking in the right places?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 04:16 PM

You need a better class of Santa perhaps ¦¬]
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,vectis's SS
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 04:53 PM

...heh heh heh...! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 04:58 PM

Okay, Santa,

Some time ago you bemoaned the fact that I hadn't updated my hints. Well, I did that about a month ago, I think. (Really didn't change much from past years -- another year older, etcet etcet.

So, no more hints from you?

I'm playing1 I'm playing!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 08:35 PM

Oh no, not befuddled too? Bedazed ,Bedazzled and Bedazzling had such a ring to it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:15 AM

Waaaahhhhhh! Still no Santa for me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 10:37 AM

My Santa's gone all quiet for a while. Maybe he/she was at the Getaway?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 11:40 AM

I got a postcard from my Santa....Na na Nana Na!
It's got a train in a house on it
They do travel in a strange way across the pond.
And I thought Santa's used reindeer.

BUT THANKYOU SANTA, I'm all excited now!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Nancy King's relieved secret Santa
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 12:29 PM

Dear Nancy

I have been to the post office and had to be very vague on the customs label, there is now a parcel winging its way across the western ocean to you, hope it gets there OK, it is an odd mix and I hope there is something in there that you will enjoy:o)


Love Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: bfdk
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 01:53 PM

Ha, Sarah, you can never be sure where a postcard *really* comes from, you know :o))

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 05:54 PM

Dearest Santa
Could you possibly be a confused 'range'


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Not Sarah's SS
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 05:58 PM

Bente, could I send you some postcards to post from there and REALLY confuse my SS?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Vectis's SS
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:00 PM

Vectis, I may be very far
Or even very near :-)
Whether I come by sled or sea,
Sisters in song, we
e'er shall be..

AIs it news that my ruse confuses :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Sarah the Flute's Secret Santa
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 08:45 PM

Santa is so glad you liked the card--not admitting, of course, that it has anything to do with where Santa hangs out between shifts at the North Pole. That covered bridge thing is so that snow won't get on the bridge anyhow--mostly for people who don't travel by reindeer. Santa's still blundering about looking for the perfect present. Stay good, now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: bfdk
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 02:16 AM

Not Sarah's SS,

I'm sure that could be arranged, it wouldn't be a problem at all. Just PM me.

My silence after the deed can also be arranged - the price is negotiable.. ;o))

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Guest Hollowfox's SS
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 02:52 AM

Dear Hollowfox,

Never fear
Santa's still here
Collecting your gifts
To bring you good cheer.

You're not forgotten, I'm busy collecting & packing your parcel. If the postman's let us down so far, I'll send another clue as soon as I can.

With Love

Your SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 07:20 AM

Santa, thank you very much for your lovely Christmas card, enjoy your dram in the cold!

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Animaterra, where are yo-o-o-u??
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 08:20 AM

I've been waiting to see you on this thread. I did leave a message for you near the start of the thread and another one further into the thread when I found the first present to put in your parcel. I don't know if you have seen the messages and are keeping admirably quiet to show how good you are and how much you deserve a present from Santa this year, or whether you just haven't seen the messages.

I have been waiting for inspiration to strike on what sort of really special present you would like, and today I know what it is. I just have to hope the toymaker elves still have one in stock. I'm sure they will, but if not I'll use whatever inducements and blandishments I can to get them to whip up another one in time to send off to you.

Your Secretive Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 10:22 AM

Awww, thanks. The ol' momfox is busy packing up a little something as well, as soon as I can find a box that will fit everything for..somebody.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 11:42 AM

Dinnae fret yersel', lassie, - There'll be mair than just ane dram supped tae yer health - and they'll a' be enjoyed, the noo. A drappie a day keeps the cold awa'.

Alecsanta McClaus


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 06:12 PM

I keep finding myself all over this thread. It's fun to have a Christmas name.
Now! Back to the important things.
Santa. My own special Santa -- Sweeties? Sweeties? Ah! Ha! You're English?, Scottish? Irish? Kiwi?. Not American, probably, unless it's a trick. Go on give me another hint. Please. Pretty please.
Cheers, Joy to the World


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jennbrooks
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 09:37 PM

Dear Santa,

Sorry I took so long to answer--I've been on the road. Books, old or new, are always welcome at my house. You know what I like!

I am being very good.

Love,

Jenn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's All Way S'elf Absorbed Elf
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 03:41 AM

Dear Mygoo,

Don't always equate the accents of My Boss and that of the Scout Elf Santa chooses to speak through. The Boss said that Santa could have just as well had me use the UK spelling "Maughm", but "Somerset in their ways". Santa also wants me to throw in the American phrase "Yes Surry Bob!" for the fun of it, but neither one of us come from "those parts" and I refused. I give some of Santa's ideas framed in my speech and some ideas of my own.

Oh No!


Later!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 06:10 AM

:) santa yer an awfy tease I'm going to have such funand for once i can blame someone else LOL:


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: IWTATBM
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 06:13 AM

If I want a present does it mean that I've got to buy someone else one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 06:15 AM

Oh No! And another clue bites the dust......
So my Dear Scout-Elf & my Own Dear Secret Santa, an easier clue for this stoopid Santee???


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Vectis's secret elves
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 06:33 AM

Hi Vectis

Santa has been very poetic this year, but we know that it doesn't matter how verbally gymnastic he is, what he always thinks is - have you been a good girl? And as we elves have reminded him, what ever you do, you are innately good, you don't have to prove yourself in any way, we accept you as you are. So, in the meantime, we thought we'd let you know, Santa has been deep in thought about your Christmas needs. And while he has been thinking, we have been busy.

We hope that soon your ears will ring with Christmas joy!!

Santa's elves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Selchie's SS
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 05:34 PM

Hmm - now let me see.

Many years ago I was the Turk Knight's Lad - and for that post St George was sad. I know your mumming friends of old (some of them are very bold! :-D ). These days I'm not part of any team but can sometimes be seen with an unusual one. I am also known to many Shellbacks.

You talked to me after changing your mudcat name - but I refuse to tell you when, where or how! You will just have to bide your soul in patience and remember to carry on being very good cos I have LOTS of spies out there!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 06:23 PM

Dear Shy & Secretive Santa,

Have I done anything to offend you, other than asking if we'd ever met? It seems to have quieted you down.

Still no sign of your promised elves. The gnome has become a regular at the nightly sings and has brought his wife on occaision. They started in one night on Nelson Eddy-Jeanette McDonald duets and I had to draw the line. They seem to be behaving to keep access to the free liquor. A possum and a raccoon have also shown up as well as an elf that's not yours, a sprite and a troll. Unfortunately, the neighbor to my right has complained about the loudness of the music and threatened to call the authorities unless they can add a loud bass line to it all, so he can sleep through it like he does when the neighboring kids drive through the complex with their radios blasting. Sounds like possible "treble a'brewin'". Nobody likes high notes any more.

The guy down at the liquor store is starting to look at me funny now that I come in to restock on a more regular basis and I've told him that it wasn't for me, but rather for "the wee folk". Another set of County authorities I might have to deal with.

And all of a sudden my copy of "The Sacred Harp" has gone missing.
Time will tell, I guess.

Do let me know that you're still out there. Drop me a line, with a baited hook if possible. Let me know you're still out there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Nancy King
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 07:45 PM

Dear Relieved Santa --

Hooo-eee! I'll be on the lookout for a parcel from over the sea, and when it arrives I'll put it under the tree (when I get the tree set up...) until THE day! Thanks!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 10:58 PM

That's a very Scottish Santa ... hmmm.. I have several theories, mostly based on the advice of a certain Sneaky Santette who can read digital crystal balls... But to tell the truth, I am very confused and amazed by this mysterious, lettered and very witty catter/cattette!


freda (how can I use those initialss?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Guru-some Fated Scout-Elf
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 02:24 AM

Dear Rooall,

I'm very sorry to have cut you short on my last posting without getting to correct spelling and punctuation or giving a proper farewell, but "thereby hangs a tale", as they say in the American South.

I was back down near London in a library after hours having done some research on a rather dysfunctional human-sized computer on matters pertaining to you and your environs when all of a sudden an alarm went off, and I had to shut off the machine in a hurry when I heard footsteps and voices, and quickly find a place to hide. As it turns out, I had to hide on a bookshelf behind some hardback books and sleep there all night until I could sneak out in the morning. Ironically enough, I had to take my refuge and rest to avoid human bondage on the "M" shelf of the fiction section.

Then in the morning at opening time, I had to make my dash for freedom, and much like Frank & Jesse James, make my getaway. I'd have liked to have been able to make my getaway on a horse, like in those classic Westerns like "The Terror Of Tiny Town" (my favorite movie), but we elves have to make do with what's at hand.

You see, while elves can still gain access to just about anywhere,
the danger from alarms and detection systems, as well as from cats, dogs and even in some places, rats, has increased. Why, a late friend of mine was carried off by an eagle, who stole him in mid-flight from an osprey, but that's another story.

We have our own places to hide, ways of entry and travel, and our own secret network of places to eat and stay that the Large Folk must not be allowed to know about, so some fictional names and places will be given to protect us from curious Large Folk who would invade our privacy and lifestyle and even display us and put us to work in carnivals and the like. I'm not free to reveal the location of the Stubby Arms Hotel where I stay or Murray's Surrey Curry-In-A-Hurry, the corner shop where I eat.

So Santas tend to get the Glory while us elves are considered cute and happy whether risking our lives as scouts, in the delivery of messages or slaving in the sweatshops making toys. You only know half of the short story, but I have just goy to lay down and get some REAL sleep now.

Stiffly and Sorely Yours,
Elvish Pressently
Scout-Elf


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 10:10 AM

Only several feories, Threda? That's nothing like enough, as I see that the above posting was your 4,000th as Freda Underhill on Mudcat, and I presume your thoughts are at least as numerous as your words.

I like "very confused and amazed": keep it up, there are more surprises to come.

But that's enough Secret Santa News and Kludges for one day - tell that Sneaky Santette she'd better watch out for her digital crystal balls.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The SS of jennbrooks
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 05:11 PM

After my own heart indeed you are. Glad you're back home safe. Now we can have some guessing fun, while I fill up your stocking.
I am near and yet far. Part of me is always near. All of me is sometimes near. Part of me is sometimes far.
Love from near - yet far.
Santa of the..... No! No! enough!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Severn's S&S Santa
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 06:39 PM

Dearest Severn
Do not panic my beloved Santee. I've been away to foreign shores to find the perfect pressie for you.
Can't get the staff nowadays. Blooming elves r next to useless and the gnomes only make matters worse, always argufying.
So turn down the music, keep the neighbours happy and sit back and await the arrival of the sledge.
Your
Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 01:38 AM

FUSS, I am in treeegued, and am being very good.

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,meganL's secret santa
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 02:05 AM

Don't know what the weathers like where you are, but its very windy here. I think it might get very windy for you too.;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The Surely Secret Santa of Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 03:42 AM

Elves have been very busy grinding and smushing and folding away, The other day they came to me with a flourish and said, "We're done!!" So! since you don't live at the North Pole, we decided, No time like the present to send the present! 'Tis on its way. ~~Your Santa *<:*)#


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 05:17 AM

Grr how can i stay good for santa when he gets me intae trouble at the kirk :) I did try not to yield to yer temptation santa but if the leaders catch up wie ye yer in bother LOL.

it was a whooping time


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 05:30 AM

Glad you had whooping good time!
I'm sure the kirk leaders had a laugh or at least a smirk.

You don't have to worry about getting any lumps of coal, like I said before, you have been very kind to me in the past. Santas never forget(or is it elephants!)

Keep watching the post Megan,

HO HO HO

Santa xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 07:23 AM

Bessie's Boil
A Lancashire Ballad
Says I to my Missis: "Ba goom, lass! you've something, I see, on your mind."
Says she: "You are right, Sam, I've something. It 'appens it's on me be'ind.
A Boil as 'ud make Job be jealous. It 'urts me no end when I sit."
Says I: "Go to 'ospittel, Missis. The might 'ave to coot it a bit"
Says she: "I just 'ate to be showin' the part of me person it's at."
Says I: "Don't be fussy; them doctors sees sight far more 'orrid that that."

So Missis goes off togged up tasty, and there at the 'ospittel door
They tells 'er to see the 'ouse Doctor, 'oose office is Room Thirty-four.
So she 'unts up and down till she finds it, and knocks and a voice says: "Come in,"
And there is a 'andsome young feller, in white from 'is 'eels to 'is chin.
"I've got a boil," says my Missis. "it 'urts me for fair when I sit,
And Sam (that's me 'usband) 'as asked me to ask you to coot it a bit."
Then blushin' she plucks up her courage, and bravely she shows 'im the place,
And 'e gives it a proper inspections, wi' a 'eap o' surprise on 'is face.
The 'e says wi' and accent o' Scotland: "Whit ye hae is a bile, Ah can feel,
But ye'd better consult the heid Dockter; they caw him Professor O'Neil.
He's special for biles and carbuncles. Ye'll find him in Room Sixty-three.
No charge, Ma'am. It's been a rale pleasure. Jist tell him ye're comin from me."

So Missis she thanks 'im politely, and 'unts up and down as before,
Till she comes to a big 'andsome room with "Professor O'Neil" on the door.
Then once more she plucks up her courage, and knocks and a voice says: "All right."
So she enters, and sees a fat feller wi' whiskers, all togged up in white.
"I've got a big boil," says my Missis, "and if ye will kindly permit,
I'd like for to 'ave you inspect it; it 'urts me like all when I sit."
So blushin' as red as a beet-root she 'astens to show 'im the spot,
And 'e says wi'a look o' amazement: "Sure, Ma'am, it must hurrt ye a lot."
Then 'e puts on 'is specs to regard it, and finally says wi' a frown:
"I'll bet it's a sore as the divvle, espacially whin ye sit down.
I think it's a case for the Surgeon; ye'd better consult Doctor Hoyle.
I've no hisitation in sayin' yer boil is a hill of a boil."

So Missis she thanks 'im for sayin' her boil is a hill of a boil,
And 'unts all around till she comes on a door that is marked: "Doctor Hoyle."
But by now she 'as fair got the wind up, and trembles in every limb;
But she thinks: "After all 'e's a Doctor. Ah moosn't be bashful wi' 'im."
She's made o' good stoof is the Missis, so she knocks and a voice says: "'Oos there?"
"It's me," says ma Bessie, an' enters a room which is spacious and bare.
And a wise-lookin' old feller greets 'er, and 'e too is togged up in white.
"It's the room where they coot ye," think Bessies; and shakes like a jelly wi' fright.
"Ah got a big boil," begins Missis, "and if ye are sure you don't mind,
I'd like ye to see it a moment. It 'urts me, because it's be'ind."
So thinkin she'd best get it over, she 'astens to show 'im the place,
And 'e stares at 'her kindo surprised like, an' gets very red in the face.
But 'e looks at it most conscientious, from every angle of view,
Then 'e says wi' a shrug o' 'is shoulders: "Pore Lydy, I'm sorry for you.
It wants to be cut, but you should 'ave a medical bloke to do that.
Sye, why don't yer go to the 'orsespittel, where all the Doctors is at?
Ye see, Ma'am, this part o' the buildin' is closed on account o' repairs;
Us fellers is only the pynters, a-pyntin' the 'alls and the stairs."


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 07:24 AM

ooh, many thankyous, wonderful Santa & equally marvelous elves. I've never had a pressie that needed grinding and smushing and folding away. I eagerly await the Postie's card in my mail box!

Christmas is definitely coming my way.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 08:15 AM

"I've never had a pressie that needed grinding and smushing and folding away."

Well if (from my experience) it was sent via UPS - it'll be ready when you open the box...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger's Chrissie Judy
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 08:19 AM

Now, m'lads, we're round Perch Rock

Still looking for something to put in your sock!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 08:37 AM

Eh lad that were right grand :) it taks me right back tae the auld music hall days. the metrople first hoose saturday night


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 09:09 AM

"I am in treeegued" - not up a gum tree, I hope: must be a very uncomfortable place for a subterranean dweller

"and am being very good". As Mae West said, "Goodness Had Nothing to do With It, dearie", but she was referring to diamonds.

You've been good enough so far, and a drover finds it hard to change his mind. But don't expect diamonds from this wild drover who's been to old Cork city (wasn't I pretty?), but not Old Cork Station. My elves have been busy assembling a carefully selected assortment of inappropriate gifts for your delectation and delight down in Dante's seventh circular quay.

I sometimes think I'll settle back in Sydney
It'll never come to pass, I greatly fear
For the elves upon the sleigh
Drive my bonzer dreams away,
Yelling, "Santa, where the hell are all the deer?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 09:14 AM

My mind must be going (I'm not sure where to though) - again I fail to put my name to my latest outpouring.

But have no fear, o hairy-footed one, your goodies will soon all be together and ready for packing.

Santa Clues


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's Small Sleighbound Secret Santa
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 09:34 AM

HeHeHe

rubs hands together. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 05:52 PM

He's a right braw bonny wee lad
That cheery santa mine
He teases and he pleases
Wie clues and a bonny wee rhyme
He says that I ken him
But I'll hae tae bide ma time
Fur christmas isny far away
Or the days o auld lang syne


ach i'll hae tae stop ur we'll be the talk o the steamie :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 06:34 PM

You're being very mysterious, Secret Santa. I'm trying to read between the lines and work out what the "HeHeHe" could mean. It tends to make me interpret it as mischievous glee, but maybe I'm just getting paranoid. Do I need to be paranoid??!! No, of course not! Silly me! :-)

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Hollowfox
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 08:17 PM

Ahhh, at last! I got your card on Saturday. My dear SS, I've never gotten a pre-Christmas hint by post before. It's a lovely card, so my hints are that you live in England, and have good taste in notepaper. Well, that narrows it down a bit...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 10:01 PM

Santa? You out there Santa? Haven't heard from you lately......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 09:49 AM

Dear RS Santa,

Your hints have me thinking, giving me answers, maybe all wrong ones.
It's so nice to read your straightforward, helpful clues. I'm still perplexed AND enjoying it.

However! To return to the Mummers, the Turkish Knight's lad, maybe a mummer who's not a lad? And those I know who could be bold ~ well I suppose so, but are they heroes?

And Shellbacks know OF you & I know OF you, I wonder where from & how? In an unusual team you are ~ well yes, but ~ isn't most of Folk, Morris & Mumming unusual? So what else could it be? I'll be pondering more on those clues.

Yes, I did change my name, & am now officially a seal person on Mudcat. I'm searching PM's & posts for a hint of whom I talked to & when? I'll never recall all those I'd talked to at Festivals & Gatherings. Confused it is that I am.

Meanwhile I am being very good, behaving so well & watching out for your spies ~ SPIES! SPIES! ~ I'll make mince pies of THEM ~ IF I catch them.   But if they're helping my Really Superb Santa & giving good reports, that's OK ~ I'll be lenient.

It's uncanny, you seem to know much, so I'm sure you can't be far away, or are you? Maybe you're just very canny?   I'm so looking forward to finding out who my RS Santa is. I'm trying to be very, very patient & wait for the festive season.

I've already been down so many avenues, clues leading me to weird & wonderful conclusions about your identity. Time for more hints please, to keep this little seal person happy.

Rosie xxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 11:46 AM

:( there a lot o cruel folk in mud world they say ye arny real an yer jist pittin re herrings across ma path.

but don't worry Santa I dinny believe them i ken fine yer real   Emma B is just jealous cause her santa took wan look and went intae hiding.

Dauvitt is haen great fun wie the wee slinky thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 12:02 PM

Good, I'm pleased to hear it.
I think I'm real......yes definitely

Santa xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Bill t' bodger
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 03:03 PM

Boo hoo I don't seem t have a Santa cos he is playing silent and mysterious

Sob Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Emma B
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 03:06 PM

Never mind Bill come and join the Looney tunes party over at the Silent Santa support group thread



the party's here


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Bill t'bodger's silent and mysterious Santa'
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 05:31 PM

Hold on there Bill, now, never fear,
Your beaming Santa will soon be here.
He's searching hi,
He's searching low,
Some Morris pressies to you will go!

Just to be on the safe side, any particular wishes you'd like me to pass along to Santa on your behalf? A whacking good staff? Jingles? Buttons and Bells?

Believe...

Santa's dancing elf


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Alison's Silently Stressing Santa
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 04:23 AM

Alison, Alison, wherefore art thou Alison?
Not a peep or a hint hast thou yet given!

OK, enough of the Shakespeare... give us some clues or...

I'll get the COAL!!!!

I don't want to have to do that, so you better post!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,vectis' Secret Santa
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 06:22 AM

Good evening Vectis! My elves are working overtime.. soon there will be a little parcel in the post box.. keep your eyes open!!

It has been snowing here yesterday - what's it like where you are?

heh.. heh.. heh..

Your VERY SECRET Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Emma B's Still Shopping Santa
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 10:58 AM

So, Emma, just what can I find for you? Do people in Cheshire need coal, or should I perhaps pop a pair of longjohns in the post? I'm fairly sure cheese is not on your Must Have list -- not that it travels well. Cats? Would you like a cat -- or do you already have enough grins at your house?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Emma B
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 11:05 AM

Hello Santa dear - we meet at last!
A cat would be lovely but i think I finally have the mice under control (at least if the couple remaining are both male)
There is one more grin in the house now that I know you're out there :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: vectis
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 11:47 AM

A sledge swooped down on my house today and left a mysterious package FOR MEEEEEEEEE. Yippppeeee!
It got here from t'other side of the world in record time.
I'll save it for Christmas day.
Fank yooo Santa.
Hurraahh! :-)))))


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Bill t' bodger
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 03:27 PM

I have a santa
I always believed
now to look forward
to what I'll recieve
I hope its not coal
cos I am on gas
if its not too much
how about a lass

lol Bill


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,An admonishment from Sec Santa of Sandra in
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 07:56 PM

Dear Sandra, I, being Santa, am of course very experienced in sending pressies all over the globe and a few other places! However, the person who POSTED the pressie package to you got nervous about it's actually getting to you across the ocean, and put our names, and place of shipping and all sorts of incriminating things on the declaration, etc. SO, since pressies are already arriving (or so I learn from the Mudcat) Please 1. don't yet reveal the sender's ID, and 2. Please don't open until Christmas or your designated pressie-opening holiday!! Much cheer!! ~~ Your Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Marvellous Maeve's Silent Santa
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 03:59 AM

Are you the kind of Santee who like's to open their pressies before Christmas? I seem to remember a tradition 'across the pond' of opening on Christmas Eve, but have noticed that some other Santees don't seem to be able to wait that long.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 09:05 AM

Dear Santa

weel thats another fine mess ye got me intae:) Dauvitt got that fed up wie me playing mary quant wie todays pressie that he ordered me oot o the hoose :) but ahv sneeked back in noo he is awa fur a rest .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Hollowfox' s Secret Santa
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 09:31 AM

Hello again Hollowfox,

So nice to hear from you and pleased to hear the mail's behaving, it hasn't let us down.

Glad you liked the card, it does have a little hint on it.
So you think I'm in England? Well, close I'll admit, but look a little closer at the card and tell me ~ what's in a name?

I'm busy gathering gifts and goodies, thinking of treats I hope you'll enjoy and some you'll find interesting and informative.

Soon to be sealed up and posted to you.   

With love for now,

Your SS    xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 08:56 PM

Hello, wonderful Santa

I'll ask my neighbour who shares my post box to collect any parcel & CROSS OUT incriminating details. Tho he is so forgetful it might be better to open my door with a big black marker pen in hand, & avert my eyes while he scribbles on the parcel.

I prefer to save my pressies for the day - tho I don't put them under my tree as said tree is only 6" tall & always surrounded by lotsa' tiny little decorations. Last week I bought 3 cake decorations - Bambi, Santa in chimney & Santa in sleigh. It's almost time to get the tree & decorations out!

sandra (who really must send her Santee's pressie soon)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jaze's BBB&B *****Santa*****
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 12:19 AM

Hello Jaze,

I have sent your package with a trusty Elf, it is on its way, so provided Trusty Elf doesn't get waylaid by the Christmas Tree fairy you should have it soon. If your parcel has a light sprinkling of fairy dust you will know that Trusty Elf wasn't quite able to resist a little dalliance on the way.

It's so hard to get good help these days........sign........

Best wishes from
Your Bedazed, Bedazzled, Bedazzling and very Befuddled *****Santa*****


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SINSULL's Saucy Southern-fried Santa
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 05:45 AM

I thought you might like to know that my elves will be sending you some little cards very soon. These may delight you, but will more likely confuse you.

Your pressie is also completed and will be sent along at the appropriate time! Enjoy.

SSSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: dusty rhodes
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 03:02 PM

H,mmmm thanks for the postcard secret santa ....
Indiana , is it or is it a trick?????
dusty


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty's Santa
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 03:04 PM

Well.......it seemed to be a nice postcard.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 03:43 AM

Any clues for me santa?

I'm being good - honest!

Pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:01 AM

Dear Elfish Pressently and my Own Dear Secret Santa,
Just wanted to keep you up to date on the fact that I'm still being good (possibly) and quite clueless as to your whereabouts. Maybe you have a Tardis - if you had, maybe you wouldn't have got stuck in that library! Hope all is well in the curry ship and that you are able to enjoy some R&R in this busy time of year *grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:07 AM

Good day oh Wiccan one

Have you received any more postcards? Have you guessed where I am yet?

Tales of your exploits in the New World have travelled far and wide, and so has your present, which is, at this moment, in the process of being delivered by a very special elf.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CapriUni
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 03:57 PM

Dear not so-secret-santa: If that Selkie comes by again, give her the finest fish you can find, on me. Your package arrived just this last Thursday, barely a week after you handed it over.

'Course Selkies are magical, so they probably have a hotline right to flying reindeer headquarters, or something...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: maeve
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 06:35 PM

Dear Marvellous Maeve's Silent Santa,

I have enjoyed my three, count 'em, three, lovely postcards. I have indeed been to see the mysterious White Horse once, years ago, with my father. He's been gone over a year now, and your postcard brought back so many good memories! Thank you!

As to my preferred package opening time, we usually wait until Christmas morning. In our families, though, presents occasionally find their way to us several days/weeks after the Day itself, and we enjoy the extended celebration. So no worries if your overworked elves need to mail some little thing a bit late!

Thank you again for the cards,

maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: dusty rhodes
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:35 PM

Another postcard , florida this time...
What a tricky santa....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty's Parapatetic Santa
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 08:06 PM

Well ya know chum, this is a busy time of year for me. I have to get all over the place to make sure that all the boy and girls are being good...or, if they're not, that they have their stories all in place. The problem I'm having is that, since there isn't any snow in Oz this time of year, the reindeer are asking for extra pay to go down there - something about an environmental hazard differential, whatever the heck that is. I could barely get them as far south as Florida without paying off the lazy buggers! Not only that, I can't find my red short-sleeved shirt and knee britches, and the dratted elves sent my sandals out to the cobbler gnomes to be resoled...something about a good deal on tyre treads this time of year. But, we'll figure something out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,partridge
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 02:17 PM

aaw.....c'mon santa just a wee clue


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CallyH
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 03:02 PM

oooooooooooh ... this is so exciting ... I got post from my secret santa!!!!

I got a postcard with Graceland on it!!

puuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

This cheshire kitty is griiiiiiinning!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 04:10 PM

Santa? Santa?? Hello! Hello!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Ranger Steve's Embarrassed Santa
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 04:44 PM

Apologies, Ranger, for what is about to appear in your mailbox. The elves got tripped up by Homeland Security (that's my story and I am sticking to it).


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 06:39 PM

Total silence for a whole month, Santa. You must be really, really busy ... I hope


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 12:32 AM

Over a month ago, my Santa said I should be good, or I'd be found out. Well I have been good...probably better than I should have been!

I say I HAVE BEEN GOO... Santa, are you listening?? -Linda Goodman


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Linda Goodman's suspicious secret santa
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 01:52 AM

I am keeping an eye on you and will decide if you deserve a nice pressie soon

I am always on there secretly
Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: CallyH
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 05:36 AM

Oh wow!

ANOTHER postcard from my secret santa!

This time with a picture of Portland Headlight, Cape Elizabeth.

Curiouser and curiouser ....



Thankyou santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Cally Hanna's secret santa
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 04:44 PM

Ho Ho Ho my little Cheshire kitty..... the mail man found you.


SS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,rumanci's Yuletide Faery
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 08:46 PM

Tis complete, the selection is made and all that remains is to get the 'Ole Owl' a wing inspection and then it is up, up and away pulling a custom built sleigh (of course) to rumanci's House
HoHo Hoot!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 09:38 PM

Cooee FUSS, are you okay? Santa Clues, you've been very quiet - I'm still being good, one day at a time..

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Becca's SS
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 10:35 PM

Behaving yourself,I trust? The good elfs have been collecting goodies from this fair land. They won't be travelling by sea this year, so there is still time to add a few more if the good reports continue! Your growiing ever busier Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:33 AM

AWWWWW Santa Yer a star ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 07:59 AM

I try.........:-))


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 09:19 AM

Santa Clues, you've been very quiet - not as quiet as some Santas I could name!

Nine days ago you were "in treegued" and "being very good": within the hour (or eight or nine anyway) I regaled you with random (albeit untintentionally anonymous) ramblings on gum trees and goodness.

"No answer" was the stern reply so, like the telegraph boy with his nose turned up, I cycled sadly away into the slowly sinking septentrional sunset. More than a week passed and still no stirrings from my previously prolix Piscean Proserpine - could she be hibernating? Surely not, for although winter is here, it is not there. And the odd post for others kept appearing from her, giving birthday greetings and feliciations, but not giving an unripe fig for her poor Santa waiting patiently for a word. :-(

But fear not, o haughty Helen of Hadean habitats, my time has not been idly spent: even now a small package is winging its way to my subterranean sojourner, a token to be displayed on the occasions when Persephone proudly parades in the serene sunlight of summery southern climes. A proclamation geographical rather than chronological from your santa. Or is he/she/it just an old windbag?

And the main package is ready for assembly and onward dispatch in the care of the boomers.

Santa Clues x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 04:43 AM

I just got a card from my "Chrissie Judy," and it's a treasure. Custom printed with Stan Hugill artwork. Thank you!

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Emma B
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 06:56 AM

Now we're tied up to the pier

I'll find a pressie, have no fear

Glad you liked the card my dear

Jenny get your oatcake done!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Emma B
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 06:56 AM

ooops!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,TheSomewhat Less Secret Santa of Sandra in S
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 08:26 AM

Dear Sandra, So, even though you cleverly avoided seeing my identity when you received your pressie-box, you HAVE correctly narrowed it down to "America". Yes, I do live in the US. In fact, I live in an area where there are a fair number of Mudcat-folks!

I do miss the snows of the North Pole! When it snows here, I get out my skis, but it melts very soon. Some years there's hardly any at all. *<:o(#

Since we live in opposite hemispheres, we are doing things in reverse order! Having now already received the present, be on the lookout for a card announcing it!

~~ Your Still-Secret, But Somewhat Less So Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Becca72
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 09:57 AM

Yippee! I have been very good Santa. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 10:35 AM

Santa???? I can't honestly say that I've been good...well actually I haven't actually been bad, at least not seriously....but I haven't heard from you in a L O N G time. Was it something I said?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 10:39 AM

WHOOPS! Jamboree?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 11:07 AM

I haven't heard from my Santa for a while, although I have a couple of ideas about who he or she might be. Can't wait to see if I'm right.

Any more clues or hints or previews, Santa? I'm being good - or at least as good as I can be, considering all the bad influences I have around me - pirates, shanty singers and the like :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Sledgedly Sleuth-sleighing Scout E
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 03:19 AM

Dear Wayzedd,

Curry ship? If our Messenger Elves were sent by sea, our curry-ers would never get our orders here on time, kind of like the service here at Murray's.

Santa says "Tardis, Hell! All I have working for me are re-tardis who I pay entirely too much, but wouldn't know how to use that sort of mode of travel if I gave them one!". I say it would be just what the Doctors ordered (all of them) and that Jimmy Half-Pint and the guys at the union should demand it come next contract....

Hang on.....

Food's finally ready! Mysore something or another. Let me get off my sore feet and try this stuff.

Later,
Elfish Pressently
Scout-Elf


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 03:37 AM

hello santa, those squigglings on the gum trees kept me going, but yes, I was off and away, to a far away place (every week between Sunday evening and Friday eve) where I undergo long hours of labour, before coming home to sunny Sydney to sing and cyber.

The slowly sinking sunset is pink and orange tonight, and maybe i could reach up and pluck some, to give you an apricot or peach.. but no, like a carefree vagabond I'm racing out the door to... the Loaded Dog, to hear Danny Spooner fill the room with his throbbing crescendos!

have a good week, santa clues, and btw

thank you for the Very mysterious envelope - should I open it?

f.u.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Severn
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 07:32 PM

I hope the trip to a foreign shore helped you in your quest. I'm sure I will be thoroughly delighted with whatever I will recieve.

I gave out the word thay your elves were not coming and that the free liquor was ceasing and dismissed the proceedings. My missing hymnal was returned, and the jolly band of wee rogues has scattered.

I got a thank you note from my next door neighbor with a stamp on it and everything. Maybe he thought that if he brought it over himself, that in the few hundred feet it takes to walk, some angry little creature might kick of bite him in the kneecap.

Some of them DID take it harder than others.

The racoon raconteur seems to have washed his hands of the whole thing. He seemed upset when someone started singing "Dave-ee, Davey Crockett" the last night and left early, but not before leaving a troll muttering about rabies shots.

The elf from nobody knows where was on a binge and did not know where he was from, himself. He'd lost his ID and his memory and one green pointed shoe and the garden gnome couple took him home and said they had contacts and could go through channels to get him back to wherever he belongs. Some local unknown will probably go without a present this year, though. he was in pretty sorry shape.

McGhee and Hash, the House Brownies, alternate between asking for more whiskey and asking me to help pay rehab expenses.

The sprite disappeared quietly to wherever she came from.

After I'd chased everybody out from the courtyard and was walking back toward my townhouse, I saw the possum lying on his back in the roadway with his legs sticking up. "Oh My God!", I thought and ran up to his inert body to see what happened. When I got real close, he jumped up and with a sly wink and a hiccup, scurried off. "Oldest trick in the book!", I muttered as I slunk back home.

Finally, as I was walking back in the door, I stopped to check out what Molly the cat was playfully wrestling around with on the floor. It was kind of hard to tell by now, but it looked like it could've been a green pointy-toed shoe at one time.

Thanks very much, my wonderful Shy and Secretive Santa, and I'll be eagerly awaiting the sledge's arrival with my gift from some exotic shore, at least to you. Hell, I might be living on an exotic shore myself, and just might not be noticing it lately, working all this overtime and all. If you and your elves become less shy and secretive next year, you can be a more active part in the adventure, and a reliable witness that I wasn't making all this stuff up.

People are backing away pointing fingers and whispering, "He goes through a case of whiskey a week and sees 'little folk'!" I know that with all their tacky lights and decorations, they don't really believe in you.

But I DO!

And DAMN, it's quiet around here....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 27 Nov 06 - 07:39 PM

Dear Freda,

I was so sorry to hear of your forced labour in the dwarfish caves, but I rejoice that you are able, like Persephone, to return occasionally to more sunny climes. The aforementioned envelope is a little pre-present for you to open when you wish; a reminder of the times when you are not forced to toil below the hill, but are allowed up into our parallel universe.

As I said earlier "A proclamation geographical rather than chronological from your santa. Or is he/she/it just an old windbag?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Artbrooks SS
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 12:26 PM

Well hello Artbrooks
Your parcel should be aboard a shiny reindeer towed travelling device and about to touch down on yon far shores. Now, when you get it DON'T OPEN IT TILL CHRISTMAS DAY ok? COS I'LL KNOW IF YOU DO! Also, my stupid elf helpers forgot to wrap one bit so it's just inside the package and you would see it and SPOIL THE SURPRISE!
Anyway, continue to be good as I have spies everywhere - although I have removed the one in your bathroom - just a tad too much information (I suppose the photographs might make me a few quid though..)
love from your shouted out santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Barb'ry
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 02:29 PM

Saaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnntttttttaaaaaaaaaaa! Where are you? I hope you haven't drowned on your long sea voyage - well, not before you posted my pressie :-)
ps I have been very good all year and have only told lies once!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Snoozing Santa to the Marvellous Maeve
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 04:45 PM

Well, my dear Santee, your parcel has been handed over to the 'SlowGnome' section of the Fantastic Seasonal Messengers and this Santa is snoozing over a long-deserved glass of Ginger Wine. As I understand it, the SlowGnomes have a reputation of arriving late, so I just hope that they can set up a few more galley slaves so you can open your parcel at the right time, but my apologies if the correct date is missed. Rest assured that it is on it's way to you and I just hope that the documentation passes muster. I shall be keeping my fingers crossed! HoHoHo....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Surry-alistic Shelf-Elf
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 06:29 PM

Dear Goo-said,

Glad to see you're back in town. Sorry I had to leave you abruptly in the last post, but my food arrived, and I have a hard time currying your favor and favoring my curry at the same time. They were a bit late in letting us in and in filling orders, as well, and I was famished.

Murray's Surry Curry-In-A-Hurry is rather like Santa's delivery slieghs in that the Bombay Doors don't always open on time. A lot of re-dos. I was actually a Delivery Sled-Elf once, but never again! The only good thing was the Flexible Flier Miles we were awarded.

We do have our secret means of travel which I'm not allowed to reveal, but none even as up to date as Harry Potter, Dr. Who, or even Bill & Ted or the guy in "Back To The Future", and our Union leader Jimmy Half-a (or Half Pint), as much as we look up to him, has not been able to get us an upgrade. So that's why I had to escape from that library like I did.

That's not the first time you "put me on the shelf", so to speak. If you remember one time when you were shopping recently and somebody sneezed and you were looking around to see who was being blessed? Well, it was me up on a shelf standing stock still among some dusty stuffed toys, and I almost gave myself away. I also almost got bought, but that's another story for another time.

And speaking of being put on the shelf, the night I got locked in the Library was the night I was finally supposed to hook up with the beautiful but s'elf centered Meemyse Elf at last to go to the Billy Barty Film Festival in London, but she felt I stood her up. When last I saw her, she was in the company of that gnome, Chompsky. I'd read in a thread they'd said he was dead, but instead....Oh well!

So I guess this weekend I will go to Murray's on a live music night, check out the local action and maybe try to get a gig for our band, tenatively called S'elf Expression for the time being, at least.

I'm glad you've gotten over talking to yourself at the computer, hoping that Santa will be solved and hopefully, I'll be absolved. You might have more aliases than even The Boss.

More presents are being gathered and even possibly one to open early, but that's still in the planning stages. Your big package will have a theme, but I'm not at liberty to hum a few bars of it for you yet.

As always at this time of year, watch this space.

Your Own Scout-Elf,
Elfish Pressently


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: dusty rhodes
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 06:55 PM

Another day another postcard....
Santa certainly gets around....
Oh where for art thou , secret santa....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennieG
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 05:03 AM

Hello Santa.....I've been very very good.......I am trying to be even better........yoo hoo Santa! are you there? Santa?

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 05:41 AM

weel santa ive been thinking
aboot this wheen o clues
i've spiered fowk fur the answer
but it didny bring guid news

some said ye wir in England
someone even said Japan
but i couldny find a eastern catter
so i guess that they wir wrang

the wans i think might ken ye
are as big a tease as you
they'll no say wha they think ye ur
so noo ahm feelin blue

I'm gonny hae tae spend some time
lukin back at aw yer clues
tae see if i kin catch ye
then it'll mak the mudcat news.


Meg


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Joybells SS
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 05:47 AM

Sorry, been busy with the raindeer, Rudolph had a dodgy tummy, but he is better now. Still packing your prezzie.
Hmmmm clues, clues, clues.....
Well I am a big fan of Haggis and tartan! However I also like catching some waves, and lying in the sun. hee hee hee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,MeganL Secret Santa
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 11:32 AM

Ah......Meg that was a lovely wee verse.

I might put something in the post to give you another clue, but it will have to go tomorrow as I've missed the post,

PS I'm not from Japan


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 11:35 AM

HMMMMMM A Maine postmarked postcard with silly pictures of Van Gogh. Jacqui has been up to no good, hasn't she?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty's Secret Santa
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 11:57 AM

I keep trying, but I'm sorely puzzled: a cryptogram about Woody Guthrie, perhaps? Ah well, I'll keep on looking...the next card may contain a clue, or maybe it won't. At least one word of your verse is right on, by the way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SINSULL's Serendipitously Silly Santa
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 11:59 AM

MWUHAHAHAHA HA HA HA

Guess again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 12:09 PM

Not guilty this time Mary - I'm as much in the dark as you are although that laugh does seem familiar.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 04:32 PM

Ohhhhhhhh! Santa. Hmmm? Feeding Rudolph Haggis, again? And waves! I love waves. I could easily find a place for some caught waves.

So Santa, unless you are doing the double trickery thing - you probably aren't Scottish. Do you wear a tartan of red herrings, I wonder? Waves, red herrings, sea-side, Haggis on a stick melting in the Winter sun?
I'm so glad you like to play.
Being especially good. Joy of the Bells.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 07:11 AM

My RS Santa's not around on here anymore. I suppose it's a very busy time for Santa & his/her helpers. So I'll be very, very patient & extra specially good. I might even sing a song or two. (Sigh)

If only I could find a few more clues of my Really Superb Santa ~ Wherefore art thou Santa? Working hard for Christmas, packing, delivering? Or partying?   The Mummers will soon be about, the festive season's nearly here.

In patient anticipation.

Rosie S xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Jacqui's SS
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 08:31 AM

Bugger, sent it to the wrong Scarborough! Getting a 20' fibreglass lobster exported to the old country was challenging enough, getting it returned to sender was a real shock. Guess I'll just deliver it over myself, you in on Christmas Day, honey?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 08:35 AM

A 20' fibreglass lobster! Just exactly what I wanted.

We may not be home on Christmas Day but you could leave it in the yard of my good friend SINSULL - I'm sure she wouldn't mind it keeping the headless Jesus company..........


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Selchie's SS
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 06:15 PM

My dear little merperson you maybe should stop badgering me. Did you enjoy Bedworth? I was looking at your list only today and wondering a couple of things about you and your hobbies.

If you do floristry have you got a lot of books about it? Have you ever had a go at making silk flowers to go on your hat? You like silver - do you have cute little holes in your ears to hang things from?

I agree that before long the Mummers will be out at the correct time of year. Alas I am no longer part of a mumming team even though I understand there is one in our town. Maybe in the future ..... although as you say this time of year IS somewhat busy. Hope Shakespeare are looking after you.

I shall hopefully be celebrating the season at the seaside on the 21st instead of the 25th (though that is kept too!). Some of us have been around longer than the Christians.

Honest you WILL get some sort of a delivery but when it turns up I cannot be certain (depends on when I find things you would REALLY like and get them in the post). Until then carry on being good - or I will know!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 05:47 PM

A Christmas Story

'Twas the night before Christmas--Old Santa was pissed.

He cussed out the elves and threw down his list.

Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks. I have a good mind to scrap the whole works!

I've busted my ass for damn near a year,

Instead of "Thanks Santa"--what do I hear?

The old lady bitches cause I work late at night.

The elves want more money--The reindeer all fight.

Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids.

Donner is pregnant and Vixen has AIDS.

And just when I thought that things would get better

Those assholes from the IRS sent me a letter,

They say I owe taxes--if that ain't funny

Who the hell ever sent Santa Claus any money?

And the kids these days--they all are the pits

They want the impossible--Those mean little shits

I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds

Assembling dolls...Their arms, legs and heads

I made a ton of yo yo's--No request for them,

They want computers and robots...they think - I'm IBM!

Flying through the air...dodging the trees

Falling down chimneys and skinning my knees

I'm quitting this job there's just no enjoyment

I'll sit on my fat ass and draw unemployment.

There's no Christmas this year now you know the reason,

I found me a blonde. I'm going SOUTH for the season

Merry Christmas
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Severn's Shy & Secretive Santa
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 07:15 PM

Dear Severn
Well! That's That then!
Sledge loaded, reindeer fed and ready to fly. Elves have satnav set to your address and orders not to hang about. Watch to evening sky to the East and you just might spot them turning down Main Street for your mailbox.
Just one thing one of the elves is gnomophobic so you'd better make sure yours is inside at night or the little sucker might just turn perverse and refuse to land...
...And we don't want that, do we?
love
Your very own Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Coals and Switches
From: Severn
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 12:46 AM

Dear Shy & Secretive,

The McDonald-Eddy singing gnome couple don't live here, but I'll leave word with the House Brownies for them to stay away. They did send word by e-mail that the wayward one-shoed alky elf from God-Knows-Where got shipped home all right, but may be out of a job soon. Your elves, if they know him, might have to put in a good word for him, but I never got an actual name on the poor fellow.

Since I don't remember which address you were given, I've had a chimney installed in my Post Office Box, just in case. Give proper opening instructions on the outside of the package.

Thanks in advance! See you next year!

Your Grateful Santee,
Severn


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Tig's SS
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 05:59 AM

Your prezzie is being posted today!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Tig
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 08:46 AM

Oooohhhhh! My prezzie is coming, my pressie is coming!!! Thank you for letting me know it will be here for Yule.

Lots of love and hugs
Tig
xxxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 08:53 AM

A 20' fiber glass lobster??? Send jacqui's gift here Santa. She won't know what to do with it.

Meantime, my Santa is sending teasing postcards with clues (?) and Maine postmarks. Last time this happened I opened my gift and still wasn't sure who my Santa was.
SINS, grumbling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,The SS of the lovely Jenn
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 04:17 PM

It's a week upon it's way. Ha! ha! The little unexplained animal inside eats ants. Fills the ant-eating niche here.
~**>
Where's here? You say! It's where I am.
Love and happiness, SS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 05:16 PM

Dear Elfish Pressently,
Lovely to hear from you again! You've recently reminded me of an old 45 I have tucked away in a box by Joan Armatrading (I think), but the song was titled Me Myself I, and I've been humming it all day. As to the sneezing episode, it is likely that I was doing the 'blessing' as it's an automatic reaction after years of training. Hope that the Curry-in-a-Hurry shop is still convenient for you and that all is well with you and/or my own Dear Secret Santa. Keep smiling!
Hil


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Snuffy's befuddled Belsnickle
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 06:18 PM

Well, Snuffy, m'Dear,

I'm sorry to say that things have been a bit chaotic here at the Auxiliary Winter WorkShop of Wacky Wonders. And when the dust settled, I found that my Do-Hicky Doodle Converter is on the fritz.

So, there's going to be a rapid change of plans, and I'm calling in the international elves' union for help.

These guys are tricksy rascals, and I think they may disguise your package as a FedEx envelope, or something similiar. So if you get such a thing in the coming days, be forewarned.

Signing (and signing) off, and wishing that your life is nowhere near as chaotic as mine,

I am your:
B.B.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 07:36 PM

Well my befuddled Belsnickle, it's so nice to hear that you are still around after six weeks of total silence.

Although it may be chaotic here as well, I try not to disturb the dust and so it never needs to settle. And a few yeller gals always help to make my doodle go, although the conversion rate is not as favourable as it was earlier in the year.

A fedex envelope sounds nice - how many C-notes can you get in one of them? :-) Seriously though, I hope things sort themselves out for you soon and that you are able to relax and enjoy the festive season along with the rest of us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Emma B's SS
Date: 05 Dec 06 - 05:23 PM

The Post Office has taken over delivery in this one case because the Interplanetary Brother- and Sisterhood of Magical Reindeer forbids mine to take to the air one minute before nightfall on Christmas Eve. What cheek! But blackleg reindeer -- well, we can't have that. So I had no choice but Air Mail.

What's this elf business coming to, anyhoo?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Emma B
Date: 05 Dec 06 - 05:33 PM

hello dear Santa, I always knew Vixen must be on the distaff side so I can't blame her for refusing to work on the run up to Xmas when there's all that cooking to be done too!

So, International? - there must be a clue there as well as the fact that you think we need Artic clothing (or even longjohns) here in December!
It was a balmy double figures temperature here today despite the torrential rain and gales :)

Am I right in assuming your elves are on the patio right now with the Barbie?

Love Em


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey's Secret Santa
Date: 05 Dec 06 - 07:01 PM

Hope you haven't given up on me. Donner and Blitzen took a wrong turn, but we've sorted it out and your pressie is winging its way to you as of today. Now that they have an updated map there should be no delay in getting it to you before 25 December!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 02:01 PM

Hello to my Really Superb Santa.

Nice to know you're still there.   I know you're very busy & don't mean to badger you. (badger? ~ I haven't sold you raffle tickets have I?). Bedworth was very enjoyable, thank you. Were you actually there or have you been surfing the 'Cat for clues?

I do like silver & have several holes in my ears for earrings.

I trained in Floristry for a couple of years & yes I have several books on it. I have none on silk flowers though. I've never made silk (silky/selkie/selchie) flowers, but what a good idea, maybe I should?

I don't wear flowers on my hat although I'm a Welsh Border Dancer in traditional kit with pheasant feathers, rags, bells & blacking.   

I'll think of you enjoying your seasonal revels at the seaside, I'll be out too, dancing on the 21st ~ at Winter Solstice celebrations.

Which is your hometown then? I have no idea, so many towns to choose from & so many Mummers to look for.

I'll look forward to hearing from you & I will be very, very good, except for maybe "badgering" those "spies" you say are helping you. You're doing a great job in confusing me, but it will be well worth the wait.

Patiently yours,

Rosie xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty's Apologetic Santa
Date: 06 Dec 06 - 10:28 PM

Well, the good news is that one of the elves came up with the perfect thing for you. The bad news is that it is currently in the hands of one of my more recalcitrant assistants and I may not get it in time for that l o n g trip to the Antipodes. I have dispatched Rudolph himself to light its way to me so that I can get it sent on, and I do still have hopes it will be there before Twelfth Night...or maybe Whitsun...but St. Barbara's Day is definitely out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,HEATHER
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 01:53 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,JennyO's Secret Santa
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 02:36 AM

Never fear, JennyO
Though the winds do blow
Santa set his course
On reindeer, not a horse

The first gift is in the mail
From the North pole another will follow
Though this one was not hinted
Santa hopes it doesn't ring hollow

May it nourish you, body and soul
May it be a flowing bowl
May you prosper and thrive
And not break out in a hive

The second one comes later
It's smaller than a refrigerator
It's arriving on Santa's camel-y
And it rhymes with the word "family."

So there, sweet Jenny, are your latest clues
Please excuse Santa while he watches the news
I have to see, on the BBC
Whether Rudolph ate scones
When he was at tea.

Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 08:28 AM

Hi Santa

It's a dark and mellow night

The spiders are building webs in the trees outside

and today I have been listening to Cara and Seamus Kennedy.

I hung out the washing on the line in the moonlight - a cool breeze is waving through shirts and shorts.

A wonderful balloon reminds me of places distant, and a secret parcel gazes at me sternly on my kitchen bench.

Santa, you have given me riddles, rhymes and lots of laughs. I know that you have a beard, but not a santa clause one. I was convinced you were a certain antipodean song writer, but though you have a booming voice, you come from the other side of the equator. With your cunning hints and tricky ways, you are rightly called Santa Clues.

But, what's the fuss? or WHO's the F.U.S.S? and will you have a very hobbity Christmas with your own Rosie Gamgee?

Freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 09:16 AM

I didn't expect you home so early: did you take a few days off from trying to overthrow the evil ones?

I am Santa not Sam. And likewise I am not as wise as Samwise, and am certainly no gardener (or Gardner). And thirteen children is nearly a dozen more than I actually have.

Sing of rings and Rosie
As the light declines
I remember Cirith Ungol
In the bad old times

Santa Clues xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 09:22 AM

Well Santa, you have me thinking hard. Not sure about the BBC though, it might be a red herring. I'm supposed to think you are in the UK, but are you? If you are, then it's back to the drawing board. I did have a thought about who you might be, but now I'm not sure.

The first gift sounds musical. Hmm. I wonder what it is.

I pored over the rhyming dictionary to try and work out what rhymes with family, but I think the penny has dropped - and of course it's a word that wouldn't be in a dictionary - if I'm right. Ooh, I hope so!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 09:40 AM

yes, Santa, I'm back early this week - some more gymnastics waylaid me and brought me back. its good to have time to plot and ponder! but..
Do I dare              
Disturb the universe?        
In a minute there is time        
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.        

For I have known them all already, known them all:—        
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,              
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;        
I know the voices dying with a dying fall        
Beneath the music from a farther room...

do I dare to eat a mango?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 10:22 AM

Do you dare? Why not? Unlike me, you have no bald spot in the middle of your hair.

Lick your tongue into the corners of the evening. Walk where you will in your white flannel trousers. But do not wear the bottoms rolled as you scuttle across the floors of silent seas.

Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the mango with a smile,
Or if a mango is not what you meant, at all.
Not it, at all.
Then why not tea and cakes and ices?
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis.

Santa Clues
(Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse; At times, indeed, almost ridiculous — Almost, at times, the Fool. I grow old ... I grow old ... here in this - far too expansive - waistland)


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Subject: For HEATHER (NVSHS)
From: GUEST,Your Secret Santa
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 03:39 PM

Im Impressed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Guru-pied Sh'elfless Scout-Elf
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 05:00 PM

Dear Ed (I don't know about YOURS, but MY Guru's always Ed),


If the response to the sneeze was yours, then I am indeed truly among the blessed!

I'm glad to have you humming internally. I've not heard the song in question, though.

The late, great Charles Mingus once put out an LP called "Me Myself, An Eye", according to The Boss. I just play electric uke-bass, myself. The size of those stand-up types scares the Hell out of me!

Speaking (or at least thinking) of the lovely Meemyse, I ran into her last weekend as she was coming out Of Murray's on Live Music Night. She'd apparently gotten through with her "human g-nomic research" and had dumped that gnome Chompsky for an ex-cop with a motorcycle, some troll they call "Highway Pat".

"I guess to gnome is not to love him, after all.", I thought.

She smiled sweetly, waved, and said, "Ten-Four, Good Buddy!", and hopped on the back of his '52 "Gene Vincent Black Lightning Jr.". Then, much like that "other" famous Vincent, she turned a deaf ear on me as she deafiningly, almost definitely, roared out of my life, possibly "Van-gone" from me forever, though we are all supposed to leave here and report back to Elf Central in a few weeks for reassignment and the seemingly endless in-processing lines to wait in to clear old paperwork. I might get to catch a glimpse her while standing in one of them.

As I walked into Murray's with my heart even further broken than before, I saw that my Elven bandmates Jones and Bishop had already set up the equipment for the audition I'd talked Murray into giving us. The place was already crowded and I got to thinking about that oldie we sing about someplace we've never been assigned to in the U.S., "Kansas City". "They've got some crazy little women there, and I'm gonna get me one." Hell, looking around the room, Louisa May Alcott didn't know the half of it!

We opened with that one and did two more, and Murray said he could work us in on the next weekend before we leave town. I must've sounded good, because some cute but not very intellegent young sprite named Nottapha took an immediate interest in me. We hooked up that night, and I'm going to see her again tonight after she gets off from her job at an upscale home furnishings shop called "A Sprite Decor".

She's nothing I'd take back to meet The Boss, but young Nottapha Sprite will serve to help ease my sorrow until I have to depart from the UK. Hell, Santa probably sees me when I'm sleeping and will have a video to hold over me, but who cares.

Your packages are probably on their way already, and I'm assigned to stay around until I'm sure you have recieved them. It has been a pleasure to have been your shadow, and I'm sure it will continue to be for another week or so, living life in secret places, possibly under buildings near you.



Your Winding Downwn Scout-Elf,
Elfish Pressently


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Greg Stephens' SS
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 08:03 PM

Mymymy, I've finally got everything gathered and wrapped. Don't count on seeing me at the Santa Sleepover at the Alton Towers theme park, though (although the dodgems are a temptation). I delegated that gig. no the package will be mailed out around 9AM, Mudcat Standard Time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Barb'ry's Salt-rimed Secret Santa
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 10:38 AM

Almost done all seven seas now -- one of your prezzies was on a slow boat to China, but I intercepted her in the Bay of Bengal and was able to make off with the booty. Yer prezzie might be there by Christmas, Barb'ry, but if it's Old Christmas instead, don't lose hope. Yes, Barbara, there really is a Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's'Elf Explanatory Instruction Giver
Date: 10 Dec 06 - 07:26 PM

The presents will actually be mailed tomorrow, Santa tells me. The smaller one should be opened right away but the larger box will have to wait for Christmas to be given your rapt and unwrapped attention. If you disobey, and your leatherheaded old keepers don't discipline you severly enough first, then your presents will automatically turn into either coal or pink fluffy Dougals that won't fit (You dodged THAT bullet last year, but maybe not forever, so be good!). We have ways, means and powers you never dreamed of, even with the obsolete equipment they give us!

Sorry if you got so much story that you couldn't always tell which were actually the clues, but they were there. If it wasn't quite the same guessing game you had last year, I hope it entertained you as well as the heap of presents undoubtedly will. The Boss will be watching the threads to grade us on our job performance in order to reward or punish us with next year's assignment. Unfortunately, as Mudcat Secret Santas are revealed at the end of the year, the elves you encountered this year can not be assigned to Mudcat again, but don't ever stop believing in either us or in Santa, who DOES always get to be a recurring character.

The weekend gig went well, and Nottapha Sprite is already trying to put pressure on me to take an offered job to front a house band at Murray's, but as stingy as Santa can be, between The Boss and the Union, I'm guaranteed year-round globe-trotting employment of some sort. I guess I'll be heading home soon. Jones and Bishop kid me about developing a bit of a local accent, so I guess it's getting to be about that time.

You've cast a far better shadow than most I've had to walk in, so thanks again.


Your shaking-loose, half packed Scout-Elf,
Elfish Pressently


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Animaterra's Secret Santa
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 08:19 AM

Well, I haven't seen you in this thread so far, but just in case you are wondering whether you are getting a present, it has been loaded onto Santa's sleigh ready for delivery. ETA unknown, but please feel free to open any or all of the parcels whenever you feel like it. After they arrive, of course.

Your Secret Santa, who had lots of fun choosing your presents.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Edain's secretive claus
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 08:53 AM

I was finally able to catch a passing sled & your pressie was tossed carefully, or was that carelessly? into the sack by those in charge & is now winging it's way to you (we hope!)

Disclaimer -

Depending on head winds & tail winds & side winds & any other winds the Carrier catches or missses; upon local & international conditions; the speed of assorted sled-pullers, & actions by sled inspectors; upon deliveries & other distractions; and anything else that might affect the delivery, the pressie will be with you before chrissy (we hope!)


Second Declaimer

Maybe


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Louisey at work
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 10:07 AM

Thanks everso for the message Santa I am eagerly awaiting your festive treats!!!

xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Partridge
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 02:47 PM

Is my santa still around?

Pat xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 06:42 PM

Santa, I've been in Cognito for awhile, a place I need to visit when the going gets too crazy-busy. I'm so grateful for your patient updates and will now be waiting like a li'l un for the package in the mail!! OboyOboyOboy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's stressed-out santa
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 07:54 PM

Package is in the hands of the postal elves. Do not open before Christmas (if it arrives before then).

And did I get this right? One dump truck full of gold bullion and some weird shit on its way to Queensland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's Honey of a Secret Santa
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 10:31 PM

Never one to let things move at a leisurely pace when a race against time will lend excitement to the situation, the momentous mums-the-word-Christmas-missile has been launched half-way around the world.

Let the race against the clock begin! I super-charged the package with a little sugary rocket fuel to keep it on course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Santa secreto de Helen
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 11:35 PM

Necesidad del You de conjeturar antes de que llegue su regalo porque mi nombre está en él. ¡Y está sorprendiendo cuánto materia se puede rellenar en una de esas pequeñas cajas globales! Santa Secreto

P.S. el uso Mudcat traduce la característica si usted debe


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 08:15 AM

So you want me to try and guess who you are before the present arrives because your name is on the parcel? Or was Babelfish just babbling?

My first thought, when I read your first posting on this thread, was Catspaw. It was just that gleeful, evil-sounding laugh.

But I'm probably wrong.

Maybe I could guess the place of origin of my Secret Santa. Is the Spanish a clue? Maybe the southern states of the US?

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Santa Secrète De Helen
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 09:52 AM

Oui, oui, Helen de l'Australie, vous êtes correct! Et j'emploie juste un de plusieurs langues officielles qui ont été employées dans ce morceau fin de terre que j'appelle maintenant maison. Ce n'était pas toujours de cette façon, cependant.

Je suis à l'origine de la terre du geoduck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 02:23 PM

In the post, 1st class, needs signing for 2 packages. You can open the boxes then its up to you whether you wait till the day. I think you should. but thats only me.

Santa x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 03:46 PM

Dear Elffish Pressently,
Many thanks for all your hard work on my behalf, I really have been very impressed (and also quite flummoxed) by your words and storyline over the past weeks. Your story has been a present in itself, for which I also thank you.

I'm sure you tried hard to give me all the right clues to track down my Secret Santa, but alas, I appear to have failed in my quest and so, I have also failed you. My apologies for this lack.

Be assured that I do still believe in my Own Dear Secret Santa (and yourself of course), and that I have been very, very good recently, though I am starting to fray a little around the edges and will soon revert to normal I'm sure...

Wishing you & all others who are working so hard on behalf of their Santees a relaxing and joyful Christmas/Yule!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 04:46 PM

AW heck santa dauvitt saw whit ye said so noo ahm no allowed ate open them till the day. Think i will go and sulk quietly in the corner :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 04:48 PM

Hmm, not Geoff the Duck but the geoduck. From the northern part of the continent of North America.

So, maybe down near New Orleans or somewhere in the state of Louisiana, with a history of Spanish invasion and where there is a large proportion of people with Acadian/French heritage? Which would explain the link to geoduck territory.

How am I doing so far?

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Re:Assuring Scout-Elf
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 05:06 PM

Dear-Always Ed,

Santa says, "Don't be frayed! Yule find Noel's no time for Cowardice! 'Ell, No!"

(Though, I think The Boss had some on the Maternal side of the family, ironically enough)


I'm glad to be someone you can feel you Noel by now, even without a name! My story was meant to be a present, now past unto you, for future reference.


Your Still-Packing Scout-Elf,
Elfish Pressently


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's multi-lingual SS
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 10:00 PM

Louisiana! They only have two or three colonial languages! Think independent nation, and lots of flags flew over the capital over the years. Six, in fact. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 05:19 AM

Helen, I think I might know where your multi-lingual Santa is from, but I'd better not say. I might spoil the game.

Meanwhile, I think I've sussed my Santa. The address on the package was VERY familiar, and I don't know many OS addresses of Mudcatters. Still waiting anxiously for the one that rhymes with "family".

I'm expecting another package from a different source as well, and our postie often puts packages in stupid places, instead of the letterbox - particularly a planter box near the front door. That's where my Santa's first package finished up. So I'm keeping a very close eye out - don't want anything to go missing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,crystal's secret santa
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 01:35 PM

happy (nearly) christmas! i thought i'd keep you on your toes and leave surprise sending 'til the last moment! some festive goodies should be oop north with you some time this week...

ho ho ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's not-too-subtle-multi-lingual-secret-
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 03:35 PM

I bet you know, too, JennyO! I think we've crossed paths, so to speak.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 04:23 PM

JennyO, does it have anything to do with a line in the song Wait for Me Juanita, by Captain Matchbox? About guavas?

And Multilingual Santa, you might have to give me another clue.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's really transparent Secret Santa
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 08:38 PM

In a musical sense, you'll find me

clap clap clap clap

Under the X in . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 08:20 AM

I'm sorry, really transparent Santa, but I can't see through your clues! :-) Maybe I need to be run over by a steamroller before I figure it out. Unless Juanita/granita, guavas in ???? is the answer.

A bamboozled and befuddled Santee.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Helen's Yellow Rose of Six Flags of christma
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 10:47 AM

Texas!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 10:59 AM

Presackly, Helen's SS. And I know who you are too. She's definitely in good hands :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 03:27 PM

All right, I'm just clever enough to get *that* clue. :-) You've got to admit that, for a non-US-er I was close with my guess of Louisiana, geographically speaking. Six flags took me on a bit of a detour, because I was assuming that it was flags of 6 countries, but they weren't distinct/separate countries.

But I was wrong about the Guavas in Guam. So not Naemanson at all. Rats! That theory had a few matches, because Naemanson is originally from Maine, and has been to Oz, I think, therefore your comment to JennyO that you have "crossed paths".

So now I have to figure out which one of our Texan Mudcatters you are. Do I get any clues to do that, please? Pretty-please?!

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty's Late is Better Than Never Santa
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 06:57 PM

Well, that last item I needed to assemble your eclectic pressie package has come from the far reaches of space and time, and the whole migilla has been consigned to the (allegedly) capable hands of the post office. St. Swithin's Day is a distinct possibility!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Secret Santa flops that map
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:48 PM

Maine? There aint no stinkin' geoducks in Maine!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,another nudge
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 07:52 PM

This is a better "clue" for location location location. It only takes a few of these to add up to an Acre of Clams!

This still only tells you where I am not, but maybe connecting the dots will work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 11:35 PM

Oi, Ivar...keep clam.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SINSULL's Sneaky Secretive but Savvy Santa
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 01:42 AM

I sent your package off with the flying reindeer yesterday, but they have a long way to go, so it may or may not reach you in time for Christmas.

I wouldn't worry too much that I was interested in your post on the other thread about making gifts out of dryer lint - tho it is so nice and soft, isn't it ;-)

Had any new postcards lately? These ones may be a little more helpful than the first few. And did you work out who my elves are yet? Good 'elf to them I say.

SSSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 06:13 AM

My secret santa sent another card .....oooooooooooooooh! It's getting exciting YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!

StF


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Batty Bat G SS
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 06:17 AM

I am one stressed santa and full of grovelling apologies. How could this happen? I took out full breakdown cover but alas the trusty sleigh has let me down and the pressies will be taking a longer time to arrive. But fear not a replacement sleigh has been found - turbo charged I hope and something should appear in the New Year.

Sorry SORRY SORRY REALLY REALLY SORRY


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Sharon As Secret Santa
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 06:36 AM

Oh Sharon are you grieving
that your Santa is a leaving you,
and appears to be so quiet,
without a clue?
well keep an eye wide open
for the mailman with a token
and your prezzie it will soon
hove into view


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 08:50 AM

How are you my dear friend? Has the postman been delivering the postcards and packages that the elves sent out?

I know that life has not been at its easiest right now but hope that the cards maybe will raise the ghost of a smile.

Lots of love and all good wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,bet's secret santa
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 09:10 AM

Hello bet,

How are things in Santaland? Elves running about everywhere, I bet!

Has the postman brought you anything yet?

If not .. watch your postbox! No peeking though!

your Santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Micca
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 05:51 PM

Dear Santa, the cards have confused the Hell out of me, as I think I idntified at least a few of the Posters(if they are not your Good sElf) and I am now ,philosophically sitting back and awaiting further mainifestations!! Many thanks


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 15 Dec 06 - 10:53 PM

Oh, my, dear Santa! I've been blue.
Been so long since I heard from you.
Some hints of coal came in October
But I'm being good... and sober!
When you let your reindeer fly,
Please do not pass my chimney by!
(...and if, from it, you see smoke wisp,
Don't insert gifts, lest they get crisp.)

Thanks, Santa!
Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Snuffy's secret & relieved reveler
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 12:52 AM

Well, Snuffy, M'dear, it took some midnight tangling tangoing with B.T. But contact with the proper elves was made, and I am assured that your pressie is now on your side of the pond, and no longer on mine.

Oh, and since there was a late snafu, and impromptu switch, all previous clues mentioning coal dust can be happily ignored.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 06:15 AM

Yank you. I'll look forward to receiving it, o mysterious Santa. If the Royal Mail can be bothered to deliver it in the next seven days, that is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Sarah's Santa's Secret Secretary
Date: 16 Dec 06 - 09:38 AM

Just got a card? Oh dear, dear -- that went went out simply ages ago. I do hope that isn't a reflection of the mail service in South No-sex, or wherever it is you are. Anyroad, your pressie has been consigned to the tender mercies of the Post -- we do hope it arrives by the day, and do feel free to open the outside wrapper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Dusty Rhodes
Date: 17 Dec 06 - 07:10 PM

Sorry secret santa i been off line for a bit...
Now where were we ...

I was fishing for a mudcat , now to catch one you have to use the right bait and have a bit a luck but mostly you need to fish in the right water...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:24 AM

Well, I suppose a package of weird shit will be better than previous years, when Santa just came down the chimmney...

I suppose I should do something about cleaning that up, but then, I'm just a batchelor...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 10:29 AM

A "batch" of what? "elor?" What is that?

I haven't seen any message from my Secret Santa for a long time--over two months.
Are you out there, Santa? Santa? Santa? Santa? Santa? Santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Selchie's Secret Santa/Yule type personage
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 12:01 PM

The reports on you for the past year have been of an acceptably high standard. Therefore I am pleased to report that I have in my possession a certificate of posting (Mudcat for the use of).

Have a good season of doing whatever you do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 12:19 PM

Whoopee ~ nearly caught you on the 'Cat :-)   Still no closer as to who you are though, never mind, it's such fun thinking about it.

Hello Santa lovely to hear that you have such good reports on me. (Phew! I wonder who's been spying & passing on information.

I have been very good this year, & will be dancing for joy (literally on Thursday with my Morris friends). I'll be partying tonight with those Shakespeare lads, now I wonder whom I should corner & try to pick their dear old brains?)   

I'll look forward to hearing from you & wish you all the best for the festive season, enjoy whatever YOU will be doing. Can't figure any more out yet but will be even more patient until I see what my Really Superb Santa's sent.


With Love for Christmas Santa   

Rosie    xxxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 12:53 PM

500 ???


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 01:41 PM

More postcards. This time from Australia with beautiful rhymes. No problem if it not here for Christmas. I will be thrilled to open it whenever.
But I won't guess where you are really after the flogging I took last year.
Happy HO HO!
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRSsss's Ssssecret Ssssanta
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 02:39 PM

Yesss, yesss, yesss, yesss, yesss, yessss?

I'm ssstill here, Sssstilly. You haven't sssslipped my mind. It'sss jusssst that I alwaysss sssseem to ssssstall till the lassssst sssecond to sssend Ssssecret Ssssanta pressssentssss. Sssso sssssorry to be sssuch a procrassssssssssstinator.

Sssssince that'sssss the cassssse, thisssss isssss a ssssplendid time for lasssst-minute presssssie requessstssss!

Ho, ho, ho, hissss, hissss, hisssssss

SRS's SSssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Tabster's Pére Nöel du Nord.
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 02:58 PM

Well Tabster, the reindeer are on their way with a little something cultural for you. Be on the lookout for a little silver wrapped parcel with sparkly trimmings.
No peeking before Christmas now!

Ho ho ho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,RangerSteve's Secret Santa
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 04:24 PM

Just back from the mailing place. Long lines and cranky customers did not deter me. You will have your present in time for Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 06:14 PM

How about a million dollars in small denominations?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 07:42 PM

Monopoly money is cheap and easily obtainable, SRS...


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SINSULL's Surprisingly Southern-fried Santa
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:44 PM

Oh goody, you got the postcards. Then your parcel can not be too far behind - that is after customs have poked and prodded it, shaken it, squashed it and batted it round the room a few times :-( So there is a faint chance you may get it this week.

What happened last year? Do tell!


Here are a few more hints:

* I have met your local elves in Real Life, and very nice people they are too!

* We like to have lots of BBQ's - in fact we will probably have one on Christmas Day.

* I like to travel and collect postcards, as you have noticed. My brother lives in one of those places.

* I didn't REALLY make any of your prezzies out of dryer lint - honest!

*You will find out who I am when you open your package!


Love from your well-travelled SSSSS


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 08:57 PM

Santa Clues, I admit to speculating as to your identity. my crystal ball is a little cloudy but it seems:

* you have a beard, but not a white one
* you are a singer of songs (some of them rather bawdy)
* you are a dancer, maybe with bells on your legs and a flowery hat
* you are not John Warner (that's who I thought you were at first)
* you are an English folkie with a quirky sense of humour


(thinks)....

I'm hoping more will be revealed in a week!

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennieG
Date: 18 Dec 06 - 11:15 PM

Another postal delivery has come and gone and still an empty mailbox......(sniff)

I have been trying to be very very good.........(sob)

not so cheerily
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 09:11 AM

You're everywhere and nowhere, Santee, that's where you're at
Maybe right about the bells on, but not the flowery hat.
Santa Clues is an Immortal, what d'ye think of that?
You're guessing who I am in 3D, but what about the 'Cat?

And it's high ho silver lining, everywhere you go, o Santee,
Your summer sun is shining
But will it clear the mist, round this terpsichorist.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Helen
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 03:03 PM

Secret Santa,

I had a quick scan through the info you linked to but I haven't had a chance to read it all, so at the moment I'm not much further ahead on the quest to discover where you are, or in the case of the gooey-ducks, where you are no longer. Maybe another clue to narrow it down would help. A little about yourself, perhaps, so that I can try discover who you are?

Your mystified Santee,
Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 03:49 PM

what the Mordor is a terpsichorist?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 04:07 PM

Terpsichore

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS's SSsss
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 04:12 PM

Sssstilly, I sssaid "lassst-minute requessstssss", not lassst requessstsssss!

By rightsss, I ssshould put you on the naughty lisssst for thissss, but I sssssee you've been a sssuperbly nicssse Ssssecret Ssssanta Hintssss Thread sssstarter and refressssher for sssseveral yearssss now. Sssso no coal in your ssstocking thissss time.

But that was clossssse!

Ho ho hissss!
SRS'sss SSssssssssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,P.Sssss. from SRS'sss SSsssss
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 04:17 PM

P.Ssssss. -- Have you guesssssed ssso far that all thessssse sssss's are a clue to my ssssobriquet (that isss to ssssay, my name)?

Sssso, how many sssss's do you sssssuppose my name possssessssessss?

Ho hiss ho...
SRS'sss SSsssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 04:56 PM

i know this treat may only be worth a dime but im wearing lip gloss for the very first time


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Micca's far away Secret Santa
Date: 19 Dec 06 - 07:57 PM

Alittle birdie has told me that you are bemoaning the fact that you pressie hasn't yet arrived.

Fear not, my friend, all will be revealed in due course.......

You certainly haven't been forgotten!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST, ClaireBear's Apologetic Santa
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 12:05 PM

Well, uh, there's been a glitch in the wrapping and packing department here at the North Pole. Can't blame the delay on sloth, beecause Sloth has been busy ironing the Santa suit and gassing up the reindeer.

No, probably the fault of the effect of global warming on the space/time continuum. And maybe the fact that it gets dark too early and we can't have Daylight Savings Time all year round.

Alas, you will probably not receive your package of goodies (all selected, but not wrapped!) before December 25th. However, there is a very, very good chance it will be in your hands before the New Year and well in advance of Old Christmas.

Sigh. All Santa wants for Christmas is two more weeks before Christmas!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 12:37 PM

Dear Santa,

Not to worry. I should thank you for saving me from the temptatiuon to open my goodies before Christmas (though of course I would never, ever do such a thing).

As a child (in 1961), I spent six months living in Spain, where at that time Santa was unknown and Christmas was just a church celebration. But on the Epiphany, Santa's good buddies the Three Kings came by on camelback and left pressies for me and the other good girls and boys in our shoes, left on the windowsill for that purpose. (The camels must have been tall; I lived on the third floor of an apartment building but the pressies still arrived.) I suspect that Los Tres Reyes Magos will be good to me this year!

Thank you for keeping in touch, Santa!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 06:37 PM

Santa? Santa? Anxiously watching the milkcan mailbox. I'm really, really good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 06:58 PM

Of those I think MIGHT be participating, there isn't anyone with more Ss in their moniker than are in my own. I don't think I have a schizophrenic twin unbeknownst to me, but I see one name that I've crossed paths with before, over in the UK, starts with a B. . .

Hmmmm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 08:02 PM

FUSS..

You may notice I'm no longer Promising to be good
The parcel's very tempting, and I think that I could..
But the only thing that stops my prying little grasp
Are the eyes of a Knight, (and a sword in his grasp?)
I was tempted and tried, and oft made to wonder,
To examine your riddle and pull it asunder…
but.. An Immortal Terpsichordist
(has Santa been hitting the turps?)
An eternal elusion .. til next Monday.. it's confusion!

f.u. :-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Greg Stephens' Woeful Secret Santa
Date: 20 Dec 06 - 08:53 PM

Has the package not arrived yet? Bloodygrumblelazyelves. I was assured that it would get to you in five days time when I posted it a week ago last Friday. (looking at the watch)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,FU's SS
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 10:57 AM

Next Monday will do fine if that is when your mid-winter/summer celebration occurs. I know that there are some who will open their packages today, it being the solstice; others may care to wait for the New Year or for the birthday of their preferred deity.

Whenever and whatever you celebrate, that will be the right time to open the package, rather than giving in now too easily. But there are no explanations inside - they will only be provided once you have had time to ponder the contents and their meanings.

Santa Clues :-?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS'sss SSsssssss
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 04:03 PM

Not even clossssse!

Hisss hisss hissssss...
SRS'sss SSssssssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 05:40 PM

Back to the drawing board.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: freda underhill
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 05:55 PM

Santa Clues

I will wait til Christmas day, because that's the day of presents. i don't worship anything except nature, my children and each moment. there are no explanations to life, although some tell me there is no such thing as an accident.

I hope you have a very happy solstice, Santa, and that you and yours have a very happy Christmas too.

best wishes
freda

ps Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennyO
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 08:54 PM

I'm really hoping something turns up today - it's the last day for postal deliveries - I have some of my pressie, but my Santa told me there was more. Am I right, Santa? I'm being good and not opening the package I have already.

Are you there, Santa?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 11:32 PM

Our last postal delivery has been and gone and still nothing......(sniff)

and I have tried soooo hard to be very very good......(SOB)

(that's me crying not a description of my Secret Santa)

WAAAAHHHHHHHH............

Very Unhappy JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle's tickled 2 B her SS
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 11:39 PM

I forgot that you and Micca are probably more of the Solstice persuasion than Christmas revelers. If that is the case, I hereby remove the spell from the package that prevents it from being opened until Christmas.

Happy Winter Solstice!

sitting in the dark on the shortest day of the year,

your secret santa


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Dec 06 - 01:52 AM

Sinsull has a couple of Ss, but she was doing something with a liquor bottle and torturing a different Ranger this year. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Joybell
Date: 22 Dec 06 - 03:41 PM

Last post been and gone for me too, Jennie. And I haven't ever got last year's present yet.
Still that's not the fault of this year's Santa. The mail's back next week. Maybe then. My Santa sounds nice though busy. Have a wonderful Christmas Santa.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: JennieG
Date: 22 Dec 06 - 07:37 PM

The mail will be back on Wednesday, but we are going away on Wednesday am for 10 days - oh well - hopefully I will have a surprise waiting for me when we come home.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 12:23 AM

I see more "Ss" in Sandra in Sydney and Sian, west wales. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 10:19 AM

SRS, has it occurred to you that all those SSSS's might signify a sound (like the one some reptiles make) rather than letters in a name? It has to me, but I can't think of a member named Ol' Rattler, Bluebelly or Dragonsbreath...

And no, it isn't me; bears never hiss. Just trying to help.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 10:35 AM

That did occur also, and there are a couple I've tried on the tongue ("Vectis" comes to mind). But by sound alone there isn't a lot to work with. Maybe my SS has a lisp and achieves a quality of Ssss sound that wouldn't occur to me?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Bill t'bodger's befuddled and belabored Sant
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 01:58 PM

Dear Bill t'bodger,

Don't you worry, never fear.
I'm slow: your pressie will appear.
Perhaps a New Year or three kings
Will bring your gift. How bells will ring!

Intentions were to mail it early.
My malady made straight paths curly.
I have a box full of good cheer
Yet the best part did not get here;

Some music sweet to grace your home,
To cheer your heart when you do roam,
Has still to jump inside your box.
I promise I will not send rocks

Or coal to dirty up that treasure
Packed securely, in good measure.
Your box is here. I do regret
I've made you wait. Yet you will get it!

Your deeply apologetic but determined Santa, whose lobster elves and moose team are standing by to depart on their dangerous mission to deliver your precious package the moment the music arrives. ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS's SS's sssempiternal susurrusssss
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 04:30 PM

Perusssing your guessssesss isss ssso much fun! A lisssp?? That'sss hilariousssss!! Thisss all ssstarted when I wasss told I wasss SRS's SS, which sssounded to me like sssusurrusssss. It is a fortuitousss coincssidencssse that my sssobriquet happensss to have that cssertain sssomething in it likewissse. Ah, but what ssseems to be sssimilar may not be! Don't let the ssssound decssseive you ...ho hisss ho...

Sssstilly, your presssie hasss been ssssent. It'sss all up to thossse Ssssanta'sss helperssss at the USsss Posssst Officssse now.

I sssincsserely apologissse for my tardinessss. Ssssanta had ssssome trouble getting the Sssssuperglue to ssstick to one of your giftssss.

Your pressssie may not ssssurfacssse ssspeedily, but ressst assssssured that it ssstill containsss my bessst wissshesss for a sssprightly, merry Chrissstmassss and a posssitively Sssaturnalian ssseason.

You may desssire exsssplanation of sssome of your pressssie'sss contentsss, which I will be mossst pleasssed to sssupply here or by Private Messssage asss necssessssary, oncssse I am unmassssked. Then I can ssstop sssearching for sssynonymssss with sss's on the thesssaurusssss webssssite!

Ssssincssserely,
SssRSss'sss SSsssssssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS'ss SS'sss Possstsssscript
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 04:40 PM

If it'sss any consssssolation, the pressssie from my Ssssecret Ssssssanta hassssn't sssshown up on my doorssssstep yet, either. But it'ssss okay with me if my Chrisssstmassss is exssstended for a ssshort bit. I haven't losssst confidencssssse in my SSsss ssssso far...

SRS'ssss SSss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 04:51 PM

I am taking this opportunity to announce that I will not be RangerSteve's Santee next year no matter what! That bottle is not welcome here.
I know so many Secret Santa Secrets I am about to bust and not all of them involve liquor bottles - only two.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Alison's Frosty Friend
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 03:08 PM

Well, it is on it's way... Hopefully the reindeer won't get lost... Sorry if it's late... Actually, it will be a bit late... Oh, well, Merry Christmas...At least you can prolong the season...!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Edain's concerned Claus
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 05:47 PM

hello, where are you?

no posts since October, are you well, have you received your pressie?

Santa-less Mudcatters have a thread to post their concerns about lack of contact, but what about us Santee-less Santas?

ssssssad Ssssssssssantee-lessssssss Ssssssssanta


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 09:22 PM

Still a little short on clues here, but I'll go back and read through the thread once I finish playing santa here at the ol' homestead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Crystal's Secret Santa
Date: 27 Dec 06 - 07:27 AM

Happy Christmas Crystal - I've not heard a peep out of you since I posted your gifts, I trust they've reached you Ok?!

Ho Ho Ho x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS'sss Sssurreptitiousss SSsss
Date: 27 Dec 06 - 04:08 PM

Ssssome more cluessss for Sssstilly:

When is an "s" not an "esssss"?

Assss you facssse New Orleanssss, I ressside ssssomeplacssse on your left.

Hisss ho ho...

SRS'sss Ssssecret Ssssanta


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,My Guru's Held- Over, Unmarried-Xmas Elf
Date: 27 Dec 06 - 05:14 PM

Dear Ed,

As I'd told you earlier, I can't leave the UK until you've reported to the thread that you've recieved and opened The Big Box and listened to the contents of the "pre-present" that you've been passed. This means I've had to spend Christmas in the UK, whereas I'd planned to be back to the Pole for the Holidays at Elf Central enjoying a break before reassignment. I've stayed in far worse places and drank worse stuff than the Harvey's Sussex Bitter at Murray's, but I'd planned to be long gone by now.

I had also told of Being able to sit in with the house band at Murray's even after my bandmates had left, and how young Nottalpha Sprite was getting a bit clingy and possessive about wanting me to settle down locally. Well, that all came to a head when I was reluctantly dragged over to an all too traditional family Christmas dinner at her parents residence. If being a foreigner, travelling man and sometime musician was not bad enough, being an elf turned him completely hostile and absolutely livid with rage. After repeated barely audible racist under-the-breath mutterings about "not wanting any 'Spelves' raised in the family" and how "Elfish should leave the building and return to sender", I took it as a much needed opportunity to storm out in the middle of the meal (an extra large Cornish Hen that amply served five) and end things right there before fisticuffs broke out. Surrey bout, that!

Unfortunately, word has gotten through to me by way of Nottalpha's sister Nearleah that she has only to be given the word and she'd be packed in an hour and ready to run away with me. "Miss Surrey" may love company, but I don't think I do any longer. I'm also tenatively booked for a gig for New Year's Eve at Murray's.

I hope you have The Merriest Season Ever and can acknowledge reciept of your cornucopeia of goodies as soon as possible so I can sneak out of here and get back home in "one piece on earth".

Your troubled Scout-Elf,
Elfish Pressently
(relocated, but still here)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 27 Dec 06 - 05:25 PM

As I recently have said
On the "Silent Santa" thread,
I've got nothing from my Santer
'Cept some poetry and banter.

Waaah! *sniff*

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Dec 06 - 11:38 PM

As a dyslexic, I had to think about that for a minute, which is my left hand. . .

I'm working on it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 10:28 AM

Dear Elffish Pressently, abject apologies! I was so sure that I'd posted a couple of days before Christmas that I'd received a 'pre-Christmas parcel' of songs, but it seems my post has been lost in the ether. Perhaps I had been under the influence at that time *grin*

So sorry to hear that you have been delayed by this lapse, but obviously the tentative New Years gig is good news! If only I knew where Murray's was, and if I weren't away in Essex at a Barn Dance that night I would certainly come along to hear you & the Band. Is there a Flautist in it too perhaps?

I have indeed started listening to the pre-Christmas tape, what a variety of styles there are. I got half-way through the compilation tape while I was doing pre-Christmas stuff in the kitchen and it certainly set the scene, thank you!

The Postman has not yet come all the way up the drive with the 'big box' but I'm sure this will happen soon. There was a false alarm today, but it turned out to be an indicator unit for my car to replace one I broke on the way to a Mummers Play on Boxing Day. Not nearly as exciting as a present from my own Dear Secret Santa. I shall continue to be good and am sending positive thoughts to You for 2007!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Tig
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 02:41 PM

Firecat is watching the catflap......

She's said she will give it until her birthday (old Christmas Eve) until she stops believing. Santa - please send a message!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: artbrooks
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 04:38 PM

Tig, I think I still have some left-over flutterbys.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS'sss SSsssss
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 06:48 PM

Here'sss a sssimple ssssolution for that annoyancssse, Sssstilly: make a fissst with each hand with your knucklesss toward you, ssstick each indexsss finger up into the atmossssphere, and ssstick out each thumb towardssss the other. The hand that makessss an "L" isss the left.

But sssincssse you're dysssslexsssic, doessss a backwardsss "L" look the sssame asss the ssstandard "L"? If sssso, then perhapsss thissss sssuggesstion won't be of asssisssstancsse. Ssssorry!

SRS'sss Flummoxsssed SSssss


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 07:26 PM

Good thing a package arrived today to put me out of my misery!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS'sss Pleassssed SSssss
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 07:41 PM

And it'ssss sssstill the fourth day of Chrisssstmassss! I was ssso hoping your presssie would arrive sssssooner, but at leasssst it'sss sssstill Two Thoussssand Ssssix!

(I'm assssuming here that the package of which you sssspeak issss your pressssie...)

Ssssso have you unssssealed it yet?????


SRS'sss Antssssy SSssss (sssetting off fireworkssss in cssselebration of the good newssss!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 09:26 PM

Well, Sharon, I had to go pick up my daughter at work, then I adjourned to the living room couch for some light reading. Too bad about the behavior of those pit bulls on the front page of your paper--bad owners are the problem with dogs like that. And I didn't realize the extent of museums and historic sites and reproductions in that part of PA--my father's family had a cottage (used to be an old inn around 1800) in Salladasburg, north of Williamsport, and I've wandered around up there, but not so much further east and north. I've been at the Jersey border right at the Water Gap, but those postcards and brochures show that there is a lot more going on in the area. Pretty interesting. Did you say you got your start working at the local Chamber of Commerce? ;-D

The tiles are fabulous--what's the story with the SRS one? That will go on my desk next to the computer. Do you get to custom make them at the tile works, or do they have random initials handy? The larger one can go in my tile collection in the kitchen--they've come from all over, so anything new fits right in. (And how ironic--earlier this afternoon I stopped by Home Depot to pick up a scraper and blades to get the adhesive off of my front hall floor so I can put down--what else--tile. This is part of a remodel job that I started over four years ago. . .)

I have a growing collection of Mudcat performances, and these of yours will go in that special case in my office. I'll be listening to these CDs after the kids either 1) go to bed (ha!--they're teenagers on holiday!) or 2) go to their dad's for the weekend. Too much interruption and background noise with video games and tv on right now.

This is a great selection of stuff--and another demonstration of just how much you can cram into one of those mailer envelopes if you have a good shoehorn and a plan to pack it tightly. And lots of strong tape. Anthony, my mail carrier appeared to stagger under the weight of it this afternoon. . .

Thanks again, and there will probably be more feedback as I read more and listen to the contents!

Another successful Secret Santa circuit has been completed!

Maggie (Stilly River Sage)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SRS'sss Exsssuberant SSsssss
Date: 29 Dec 06 - 01:36 PM

When is an "s" not an "essss"? When it's combined with an "h" -- then it's a "sh", as in SharonA! Ho ho ho, hish hish hish... thank goodnesssss I can sssstop doing thisssss hisssssing now!

Maggie, I'm so glad to hear that the package arrived at your door safely. Sounds like the tiles are intact (*whew!* I was worried about that!).

Actually, I live 'way south and east of Williamsport (home of the Little League World Series), in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia PA -- not too far from Max! I'm about 10 miles away from the Moravian Tile Works, a working-history museum and one of the creations of Henry Chapman Mercer in Doylestown PA, so when you said that you wanted tiles from your Secret Santa, I knew where I had to go! Mercer was a pioneer in reinforced-concrete architecture, but he was also rather eccentric -- his museum and mansion look like castles, with glazed tiles of many colors and designs set into the concrete inside and out. If you ever have a chance to come back to Pennsylvania, these places are must-see's for a tile fan like yourself.

For the rest of Mudcat, who didn't receive all those brochures and postcards about Mercer's legacy (no, I don't work for the Chamber of Commerce, I just like to send lots of area info -- just ask Jaze, Robin2 and Gloredhel!), here are a couple of websites to show everyone what we're talking about:

Short bio of Mercer, his museum, mansion, and tile works
Pix and info -- museum and mansion
Pix and info -- Moravian Tile Works
Pic of SRS's larger tile (they say the translation is: "Music gladdens the home")

The smaller tile is the one where I had to superglue things together: the initials SRS (yes, they do sell individual letters and numbers) onto a rectangular glazed tile (one of many pieces used to make custom mosaic designs). The significance of the glazed letter tiles is that Mercer inlaid such letters throughout his three buildings (for example, here on Rollo's Stairs, in honor of his dog).

Hope you'll enjoy the CDs. Nothing professionally produced there, just some home-brewed stuff to give you an idea of what I write and a few of the cover songs I like to sing.

Have fun with all that stuff, and have a wonderful new year!!

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: maeve
Date: 30 Dec 06 - 07:41 AM

Dear No-Longer-Secret-Santa "my guru always said",

Thank you so much for an overflowing parcel. The three postal cards which preceeded it made for cheery memory-laden appetizers. Inside the package I found a t-shirt with a depiction of the famous chalk horse, a canvas bag with (Mud)cats playing across the front, to an inspirational tile, a beautiful greenman bookmark and charming book of poetry, my first ever advent calendar card with the 12 days of Christmas, and 2 luscious dark chocolate bars; all were made even more delightful by the music in which I wallowed. Your own 'A Toe in the Water' cd is lovely, and the 'Song and Ale' six cds from 2004/2005 are full of treasures. I've already having a second listen! Thank you, thank you!

I'm listening to S&A 2004 disc #3 as I write, and laughed aloud to hear the first strains of Jan Harmon's "Seafarer's Song" sung well by Jan Barnes. I wonder where she learned it? Jan (Harmon) lived near me in Maine for years before her death. She was a member of the folk chorus with whom I have sung for years. We've sung many of her songs and loved them, yet I didn't realize her songs would be known so far from home.

I'll be learning new songs from all these cds for months to come. Thank you for your thoughtful and generous gifts. I hope we'll have an occasion to meet in the future. For now I'll be content to meet you through song as your cd self sings "The Rollicking Boys Around Tandragee."

Yours in song,

a grateful maeve


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,SharonA's SS
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 06:40 AM

Oh SharonA, Oh Sharon A
I fear theirs been a slight delay
what I thoutght was well along
has returned ,like a boomerang
It will depart ,tho', very soon
and cheer you up if you are down
I think you for you patient wait,
look for the Postman at the gate
it may still take a week or two
but things are on their way to you


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Foolestroupe's very concerned Secret Santa
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 09:35 AM

Yoohoo! Has it arrived? When the parcel was posted, I was assured of Christmas delivery!

Does anyone know if he got it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST, ClaireBear's SS - Apologetic No More!
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 11:53 AM

No longer apologetic!

Passed off the package to the Newknighted Snakes Postal Service this morning -- figured it would be a lot more efficient than hitching up the bats and cats to the sleigh and trying to fly out of snowless New England to sunny Californi-o.

There -- that's even a couple more HINTS!!!

Packed off in a Priority box, so it should be arriving on your doorstep within a few days.

Blowing my cover is okay -- I've IDed myself on and in the package, too.

Me


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: ClaireBear
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 01:12 PM

Yes, I do know who you are! And I'm elated to know y Santa is someone who, like me, has read Pigs Is Pigs more than once. (It was favorite bedtime reading fodder in my childhood.) I am now very much looking forward to opening my pressie!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 09:59 PM

I thank you for your note, SS,
And now am filled with happiness
At hearing that you've not forgotten
Me (but that P.O. is rotten!).
Now I even feel like rhyming
Once again, now that the timing
Of your gift's receipt is near.
'Twill truly be a great new year!

But, speaking of the rhyming word,
Some of your rhymes do sound absurd
To my Northeastern US ear.
I'm guessing you're not from 'round here!
If "soon" and "down" are rhymes to you,
Perhaps you are a Scotsman true.
"Along" and "boomerang", however...
Could they rhyme someplace else? Ever?

Hmmmm...

Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM

Oh, Secret Santa kind and fair,
I hope you're hearing me out there.
Alas, alack, for it has been
Two weeks and still my gift's not in.
There's many'a postal holiday
This month which might have caused delay.
But now they've no more Mondays off
And so, perhaps, they will not scoff
At my sad face and bitter tear
And will deliver ere next year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 07:04 PM

AS detailed elsewhere it has arrived.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 05:27 PM

Foolestroupe's has arrived, that is.
But mine is still in the abyzz.
That's an abyss where postmen sleep
Instead of working, dreaming deep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 09:00 AM

OK santa now i is gettin serious here whit clues dae i hae hmmmmm
1. could be related, My grandmother had the same last name and she came from where you do.
2. You said very kind things to me in the past,
3.Not all those with scots blood in their veins live in gods own country
4. I'm dark and four eyed.
5.I can be a bit of a lurker
6.I'm not on the mudcat fame list.
7.I changed my name here on mudcat
8. I've been to a few gatherings
9.Dewsbury

ok so that rules oot frank & giok :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 03:39 PM

all them things are right. My last surviving relative on shapinsay was daisy laughton swanney. In the 1800's lots of my relatives married first cousins - I'm surprised I don't have two heads!
As far as I remember I'm not called frank or john.(at least not in this lifetime) I'm a bit of a hippy and would love to visit Orkney

santa

PS I really enjoy being and doing thr Secret santa stuff


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 04:14 PM

OH goodie that rules oot davie as weel then and possibly terry only every other male uk catter to try now :)

You are one spectacular santa and the neclace almost matches a bracelet Dauvitt bought me a few years ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Tig
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 07:10 PM

Firecat is still being hopeful.

Come on her Santa - give her a clue if you exist!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 03:24 AM

Hi Megan,

I'm not sure I can give you more clues, so you will just have to keep guessing!

Maybe just a wee one, if you widen your search to include the females in the UK you might have a better chance.

Santa x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 05:43 AM

Sugar   Oooooops *blushes furiosly no i is covered in confuddleddom i'll hae tae go awa and think whiles i hide under the stairs fur a bit :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 12:06 PM

OK santa I is getting serious now my entire list of uk catters that i might have spoken to is small.

the picture of an evil (For anyone reading my santa personalised my card to a distressing degree :) honestly a fair bit of the whisky got into the food :p)hippy santa could be used to terify weans fur years tae cum.

so theres liz (Naw thats london) and Lynne and Rum and joanie and and and ok i will hit the darkened room for a bit.

PS santa i am also a bit hippy ;) but we may be on different tracks there LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 12:30 PM

Hi Megan,

I'm just too good to you............we have never spoken in person, but you have replied to some threads I've started - and been very kind.
"Terifing weans" is not a bad thing in moderation - I been doing that to mine for years and they still come back for more, even though they are mostly growed up.

Well it looks as if we might have some snow tomorrow, will need to get the sleigh in good working order, feed the reindeer, get out the working suit, - you know what its like - a santas work is never done.

Don't stay too long in the darkened room - have a tot and have one for me too,

take care Megan,

Santa x

PS Glad to know your a hippy
PPS what do you call a cold, talkative, dim, new age person,











a nippy, lippy, dippy, hippy


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 01:38 PM

OK Santa no more mr nice guy gal thingy etc :)
I have sacked the selkies cause they kept bunking of to go for a swim. so now i am getting serious i have started at message one and will work my way throught looking for likely candidates :)
mind you it may take a while so watchoot fur developments Santa you is gonny get rumbled :)

(hhm wonders - - - nah its to early to start being nice fur next year yet :p)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 12:51 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: Megan L
Date: 26 Jan 07 - 12:21 PM

OK santa

so far i have spotted fiddling felines and a wee tot o rum but i am still lukin :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: GUEST,Megan L Secret Santa
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 03:50 AM

You will normally find me below the line.
Keep looking Megan

Santa x


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Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Clues and Nudges
From: SharonA
Date: 08 Feb 07 - 04:05 PM

O dark despair! Whatever shall I do?
It's been five weeks since I have heard from you,
O Santa dear, yet still no postman's left
A present in my box. My soul, bereft,
Waits through the bitter winter nights in vain,
Yet with bright hope to hear from you again.
Have you, perhaps, seen what may make you shiver:
Your gift, once more returning to the giver?


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