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Snow Flakes

Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
#2
Very festive.

Funny how we associate climate/seasons with Christmas. I was brought up in the UK with cold Christmases. Log fires, sometimes snow....

Christmas here in Australia at 35 degrees C never feels like Christmas. :oops:

But I suspect it wasn't snowing where Jesus was born either ;)

Merry Christmas to all.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#4
...

Christmas here in Australia at 35 degrees C never feels like Christmas. :oops:
...
Oh, I just loved Christmas in Australia. So many female Santas in bikinis on Bondi Beach 20 years ago :D


But I don't like the flakes on the forum. Everytime I check it I think something is wrong with my computer :rolleyes:
Is there a personal setting option to change it back to "summer look"???
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
#9
Thanks IVAR
As I work and never seen day light, (my hours are too long ) I can forget what season it actually is.
Today in the next town, we had the rare tornado hit in a sudden squall of lightening, thunder and rain. Homes damaged, roofs ripped off, but no reported injuries yet
Our Snow is coming. last year was an actual white Christmas
happy Holidays of very kind to friend far and near
Nanc
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (Spring '17)
Primitivo (Spring '18)
Madrid (April '19)
#13
But I suspect it wasn't snowing where Jesus was born either ;)
Snow in Palestine? Happens more often than most of us would think.
I once got trapped in Jordan on my birthday (26 February) because it had snowed so much in the region overnight that the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge border with the West Bank/Israel was closed. So we couldn't make it to Jerusalem that day as planned and had to wait until the next day.
 
#14
Well no snow here in southern Alberta, Canada other than on the screen and the forecast indicates even we won't be having a white Christmas this year! Wouldn't you know it....bought the grandkids toboggans for Christmas!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
#15
Here in northern Illinois we had our first and only snow of 8 inches in late November and its almost gone already. We may have a "non-white Christmas" after all.
 
Camino(s) past & future
St. Francis Route 2017
#17
No snow here in Singapore, if it does snow we’re in real troubles..
We lived in Singapore for nine years. The first two years was in a house we rented from the managing director of Carrier (air conditioning systems). He had installed about a million BTUs of A.C., and at this time of year we would crank it up to its coldest setting, put on sweaters, and pretend we were back home in Seattle. What fun!
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Central - October 2019
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (March-April,2016) finished, (October 2019) Portuguese Central Route.
#19
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
#23
Let it snow, @ivar : Plenty of it up here in the Arctic :) :

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Invierno (2019)
Camino Frances (2021)
#24
No snow in Denmark yet, it’s cold and dark and raining ☔️ hope we will get some snow it will lightning up things ❄️ And I don’t think it’s really Christmas without snow ⛄️I just don’t remember when we last time had snow at Christmas 🤔😂
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
#25
Very festive.

Funny how we associate climate/seasons with Christmas. I was brought up in the UK with cold Christmases. Log fires, sometimes snow....

Christmas here in Australia at 35 degrees C never feels like Christmas. :oops:

But I suspect it wasn't snowing where Jesus was born either ;)

Merry Christmas to all.
Yes definitely snow across all the "Holy Lands". Many years ago I met a New Zealander who had been to Lebanon, Syria and what was then Palestine (in January and February) his army boots were no match for the snows and frosts so he had a number of "frost bitten" toes. But it did not affect his skiing - until the end of the day!! cheers
 

TaraWalks

Peregrina without a skateboard
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016 & 2018, planning for Le Puy 2019/2020ish and for some shorter Caminos stacked
#29
Oh, I just loved Christmas in Australia. So many female Santas in bikinis on Bondi Beach 20 years ago :D


But I don't like the flakes on the forum. Everytime I check it I think something is wrong with my computer :rolleyes:
Is there a personal setting option to change it back to "summer look"???
Those Santas in bikinis are still here on Bondi beach. It's a beautiful day here in Bondi today!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#31
Those Santas in bikinis are still here on Bondi beach. It's a beautiful day here in Bondi today!
You're there? Ahhhhhh :)
Nice memories for me. On X-mas Eve exactly 20 years ago I flew to Sydney and attended Flickerfest Short Film Festival which was held at the pavillion on Bondi Beach. And watching NY fireworks lying on the lawn of Royal Botanical Gardens, boat trips, oysters, Red Toohey's, ... What a splendid time I had. In the end I even won the best documentary award :D

Say hello to that "special" place for me, please!
 
#32
Oh, I just loved Christmas in Australia. So many female Santas in bikinis on Bondi Beach 20 years ago :D


But I don't like the flakes on the forum. Everytime I check it I think something is wrong with my computer :rolleyes:
Is there a personal setting option to change it back to "summer look"???
I was going to have a good bellyache about these snowflakes"; why? because I suffer from ocular migraine!! That means I get the full wax of flashing lights, jagged edge corona et al!! It took me two days (OK I'm getting old) to realise it wasn't my eyes, it was the bloody screen! :) Merry Xmas Ivar! I cant seem to switch them off! is this a cunning way to extract a donation from me? That might just work! :)

Yours aye, the Malingerer

I must pop in the next time I pass thru Santiago just to see what it is that actually does this !
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
#35
On the other 'snowflakes' thread it says hit Alt-F4 if you don't like the snowflakes.
If you have a problem with them, or simply don't like them, then try it and hopefully it will work while the rest of us can enjoy them still.
I am not trying it in case I can't get them back :).
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
#39
Jeff, you’re even more of a wind-up merchant than I am. Take that as a compliment.
Seasoned greetings 😉
And to you sir, and to you!
Although in the light of the wake up call of the mini-stroke my New Year's resolutions are to be more virtuous, lose weight and never walk the Camino again! I'm not taking bets on which I break first!
Currently listening to the King's College carol service on the BBC - quite lovely.
Merry Christmas everybody!
 

TaraWalks

Peregrina without a skateboard
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2016 & 2018, planning for Le Puy 2019/2020ish and for some shorter Caminos stacked
#41
You're there? Ahhhhhh :)
Nice memories for me. On X-mas Eve exactly 20 years ago I flew to Sydney and attended Flickerfest Short Film Festival which was held at the pavillion on Bondi Beach. And watching NY fireworks lying on the lawn of Royal Botanical Gardens, boat trips, oysters, Red Toohey's, ... What a splendid time I had. In the end I even won the best documentary award :D

Say hello to that "special" place for me, please!
I'll give Bondi your love! The pavilion is still there, although there are plans to revamp it. We are praying they will just restore it. I'll have a swim for you :)
Merry Christmas!
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#42
I'll give Bondi your love! The pavilion is still there, although there are plans to revamp it. We are praying they will just restore it. I'll have a swim for you :)
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you too, Tara :)
Maybe I wouldn't go for a swim but next time in BB I want to walk the Imperial Avenue again, many nice memories connected to that particular street.

All the best in New Year!
 

Nekodemus

Certified insane
Camino(s) past & future
Been there, done that. Keep coming back.
Most likely addicted.
#45
I'm using an addon for add-blocking called uBlock Origin. Using that, you can just set up a new filter blocking the script.

I'd almost bet that there is a tutorial or youtube video showing how to do.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
#47
My research suggest a date in the northern fall (sometime in September) as a more likely date.
I wouldn't dispute that. There's a spike in babies being born in September (including myself and my eldest brother). I've always put this down to people celebrating Christmas . . . . oh
 

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