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19 December, 2008

The Mad Rush

Filed under: Christmas — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 10:59 pm

Yes, today I braved the crowds to go Christmas Shopping.  What a madhouse central Geelong was.  Even getting a carpark at Westfield proved to be no mean feat.  Not daunted though I pressed on.  First on my list of purchases was to find a kris kringle gift for work.  I don’t know how many places I went to before I finally found what I was looking for.  Of course this task would have been made much easier had I known what it was I after in the first place LOL.

I love the fact that there are so many gift packages around at this time of the year.  I actually do enjoy the atmosphere as shoppers rush around trying to get everything done.

Next on my list was to finish some family gift purchases.  Thank goodness for gift cards eh?  It really does take a lot of pressure off and the recipient can buy something to their taste or needs.

I was planning on sharing some projects I made yesterday with you, alas I cannot.  Hmmm guess who forgot to take pictures..yep yours truly.  I won’t be able to share these items now as they were Christmas gifts that have left the premises.

Guess what Maggie bought herself for Christmas today?  A new camera.  Now to learn to use it properly and I will be one very happy lady.  A huge thanks goes to Brendan at Camera House here in Geelong for his expert advice.  I am now the proud owner of a DSLR camera.  I bought an Olympus e-520.  As soon as I got home from shopping I put the strap on it and put the battery on to charge.

Tonight was my work Christmas Celebration.  We went to the Sphinx for meal.  The food was scrumptious.  I had Chicken Camembere….simply divine!  I will have to go back again when I am familiar with my camera and take some shots of the Egyptian decor.  I can pretend I actually went to Egypt *giggle* 

Ok, I am bushed and heading off to bed.  I have to get up and make some more Chrissy cards tomorrow and get them postal before going to work.  Hope your Christmas Shopping expeditions have been fruitful and you are not feeling too frazzled.  I am happy to report my shopping is all done.  Yay!

Keep Smiling & Stamping,

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