Thursday, December 07, 2006

Thursday Thirteen [38]


yes: another random TT!

01. We are in the middle of a long weekend in Spain since both Dec. 6th and Dec 8th are national holidays.
02. Very many people use this weekend for a short vacation (not us!) since the holidays are traditionally spent with the family
03. I was downtown on tuesday and I couldn't believe how many people were carrying suitcases along!
04. I enjoy going to the city center to admire all the beautiful Xmas decorations
05. But it's the crowded shops I don't like

06. In case you saw my wednesday post : it's not an example of my baking, it's rather the proof that I am always alert trying to make things easier for me :)
07. I used a cake-mix, deliciously chocolaty! which comes in a bag : open it, pour the ready mix into a pan, bake it for 40 min!!
08. Even the silicone baking pan in the form (and color) of a Xmas tree came with the ready mix.
09. I almost considered it to be a round business, except for I didn't use a round baking dish...
10. No header for this TT because the TT hub doesn't offer a Xmas one and I cannot make a header myself... Update: Thanks to Renee, I found an appropiate header, thanks Goofy Girl!
11. Only 17 days until Xmas...
12. Only 26 days until our 22nd wedding anniversary...
13. Merry clickmas! click and comment! (this sentence is from an on-line newspaper, I adapted it a bit to fit in here!)

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39 comments:

  1. I love the decorations at Christmas ~ my favourite part!

    Hope you enjoy your 'long' weekend, Mar!

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  2. Wow, having a couple of national holidays at the beginning of the month sure does make December one big holiday. I love it.

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  3. I hate shopping in crowded shops at Christmas time ~ bleugh!! But as for a TT Christmas header, do you want one?

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  4. I didn't know that there are holidays in Spain on 6th Dec ! In Belgium Santa Claus is the main feast for the children were they get their gifts (more than at Christmas) but it's not a holiday. I haven't been in town yet because the weather is so awful ! Storm and rain. We had our 37th wedding anniversary yesterday !

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  5. I love shopping at Christmas only when I have all my presents wrapped already. I buy early and then just get out there for a bit to pick up a goodie for myself and getting in the holiday spirit.

    Oh and cake mixes just make wonderful cakes...why make all that mess.

    Take care,
    Connie

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  6. I so love looking at the decorations too, they're so pretty and festive. And I can't stand crowded shops either! Happy TT!!

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  7. Enjoy your long weekend. :) I was in downtown Munich yesterday, and it was incredibly busy, so I am in total agreement with #5 on your list.

    Happy T13. :)

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  8. A great random list. The cake sounds interesting--might go back and check--after the diet.

    My TT is up. http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/2006/12/thirteen-things-ive-been-wondering.htm

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  9. I love Nikolaus (that's what we celebrate on december 6th)
    and I can't wait for christmas!

    Liked your list! Thanx for sharing!

    Hugs and Happy TT from Germany,
    Sonny

    http://sweetlikekitty.blogspot.com

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  10. 17 days...Oh My Lord! I am so not ready...it just doesn't seem possible that Christmas is almost here!! And New Years, too...things are moving very quickly...!
    Whatever you did or didn't do about those scrumptious looking Chocolate Trees yesterday....It she looks terrific to me! (lol)

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  11. Yeah, the shops can get nasty.
    If I weren't so tired I would make you a Christmas TT header.

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  12. I have to agree Mar. I have amall near to where I live and I love the Xmas lights but hate it when it's crowded there.

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  13. that christmas tree cake is pretty impressive. And looks like it went fast!

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  14. Crowds do me in. I hate them and I get near panic attack status. Most of my shopping is done, thank goodness.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this very festive TT! Enjoy your holidays!


    Happy TT from Germany,
    S.

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  16. I'm going down to see the cookies next! You're getting into the spirit over here with all that RED!

    Mine have no viruses.

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  17. I love the Christmas decorations too..but not the crowded shopping. Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

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  18. Goofy Girl has some nice Christmas TT headers http://goofygirl.org/

    yummy sounding cake!

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  19. Merry Clickmas...snort! My agent, upon reading about your national holidays, is pretty jealous.

    I tried telling her she just came off a long Thanksgiving weekend two weeks ago and should shut her hole.

    I think I might be grounded now.

    Thanks for coming back to see me! I enjoyed your random TT!

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  20. Decoration are the best - and the crowded stores are def not very much fun! Thanks for visiting me!

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  21. I'm looking forward to going to Rockefeller Center today to take pics of the tree and stuff.
    I want one of those cake mixes right now!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Frances

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  22. What?! Yet another holiday there? That is so unfair...

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  23. I think you picked a very nice header!

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  24. Every single time I visit your site I am just dying to go to Spain!! Sounds like a great place to be for the holidays!!

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog and TT13! You've inspired me to make a holiday graphic. I'll make one for Christmas and one for New Years.

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  26. A very interesting list! It gives us a picture of your city at Christmas, people all bustling around.

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  27. Wow! And I thought BOX MIX cakes were great! I don't think I've ever seen these ready mix cakes in our store... *sigh*... Was it GOOD???

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  28. lucky Iberians. My parents have the day off tomorrow as well. No bank holidays up north...
    Don't enjoy the crowds either - we could hardly walk around in Hamburg last saturday. It was packed to the seems. We walked to the harbour instead to get some air! Haha!
    When will you go on your skiing trip with Mr. Mar? Soon, no?

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  29. well feliz fiesta to usted! :)

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  30. Hello, Michele sent me and I'm very jealous of the holidays at the beginning of December. (I think I could do with one about now.)

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  31. Hello from Michele and from me. Great TT

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  32. Holidays, so much fun and great excuses to get away!!

    Merriest Christmas wishes to you Mar!

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  33. I don't care for crowded shops either. Ugh.

    As for the ready-made cake mixes... If you add milk, instead of water, it makes the cake all that much more delicious. It's kind of my way of claiming 'baker' rights. [grin]

    Happy T-13, Mar!

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  34. Hey bella, LOVE the Christmassy look to the blog, I am so glad to be back, I promise to be around a lot more. I thought I would have more time once Miss Five went to school, uh WRONG HAHHA

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  35. At least you won't have to stand in line wherever you go! Happy TT!

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  36. Hey, don't badmouth the pastries. :) hehe

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  37. I haye croeded shops too - they are germ factories.

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  38. I like random TT. It's a great way to learn about people.

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