Archives December 20, 2011

Christmas Greetings 2011

In case you haven't seen the Twitter or Facebook post, here is our 2011 Christmas Greetings: As usual featuring some nice pictures of the last 12 months and sarcastic comments about the kids. The money saved on cards and postage will be donated to Oxfam. Please note that from 10th February 2012 our new…

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Useful German

With respect to Greg Ross' Futility Closet Feierabend: a festive frame of mind at the end of a working day Drachenfutter: (“dragon fodder”) a peace offering to a wife from a guilty husband Erminenfloh: (“ermine flea”) a sycophant to the powerful Fachmensch: a narrow specialist Fingerspitzengefühl: (“fingertipfeel”) intuitive sensibility, confident sureness of touch fisselig: nagged…

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The Work of Christmas Begins

"When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal those broken in spirit, to feed the hungry, to release the oppressed,…

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