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The 2019 Chocolate Advent Calendar #1 Is Done, Dusted & Was In The Trash!

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I guess Christmas must be around the corner. I found this in the trash — unceremoniously thrown away, crushed and all. Guess it is DONE. All 24 chocolates consumed.

The other two 2019 Advent Calendars fare better in that they are not edible.

She will put away the 2019 Lego calendar with care to add to the 5 sets from prior years. Then she will bring it out next year — and I have already been told that she wants a Lego 2020 Advent calendar. I will keep you posted.

Merry Christmas.


The 2019 Advent Calendars.


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Somebody Already Setup & Ready For Advent 2019 — Hours Ahead Of December.

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There are 5 Lego Advent calendars here — 4 set-up and the 5th, which was tree decorations, already hung on the tree. This represents the last 5 years worth of Lego advent calendars. At 13 I thought, mistakenly, that she wouldn’t want a Lego and instead would want an ‘adult’ one (e.g., jewelry).

I was WRONG. I was told off in no uncertain terms. She claims she is not too old. So, of course, I got her one. And an jewelry one — and a chocolate one. Actually two, one for the 19-year old too. She doesn’t do Advent!


2019 Advent.
SMILE.

2019 advent Lego calendar


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The Advent Is Here — Lego “Friends” 2018 Calendar.

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Yes, I did get the LegoFriends” 2018 Advent Calendar. It would have been a shame to break what had been a 4-year tradition. I did not give it to her till this morning. She was surprised. She had assumed she would not be getting one this year as she was too old. Well, that was a treat. But, I have warned her that this could be IT. The box clearly says ‘6 – 12’ and she will be 13 next Advent.

Different to the other Lego calendars. No scene to set up. Each gift is a Christmas ornament for a tree. See last image. It was a red heart that you have to assemble. So, each day a new ornament to make. She likes it. LUCKILY her personal Christmas tree was up. So, that was perfect. They could go straight up on that.

So that is what the 2018 Lego Advent Calendar looks like.

 


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Advent 2018 Is Nearly Upon Us.

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It is Friday, November 30, 2018, and Teischan (12) is all set for the Advent. She has been counting the days for weeks! This afternoon she set up her old advent calendars from years past — along with the two, from this year, containing chocolates.

I got her a real nice wooden advent calendar today BUT, alas, she didn’t like it! So, I have put it up for sale. She, however, wants the money.


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The Advent Is Upon Us, And 6 Advent Calendars Join The First Christmas Tree For 2017.

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IF the truth be told, I would have to confess that I do have a ‘thing’ for Advent calendars. I used to have a really nice and fancy one shaped like a Cathedral.

So, this is living vicariously, I guess. I have been getting her a Lego Advent Calendar each year for the last … you got it … 4-years. She was NOT expecting one this year. So, that came as a big surprise for her. She is redecorating her room and doesn’t have places to put them all.

The 2 chocolate calendars is also a tradition. One was never enough. So, I give her two. It is not like I spoil her.


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Yesterday Having Been “Gaudete Sunday” Per The Advent Calendar, Let Me Share With You “Gaudete” At Its Best.

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Think of this as one of my Christmas presents to YOU.

Rejoice.

Gaudete” the hymn was supposed to be sung in churches yesterday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

But, let me PLEASE share with YOU the BEST ever rendition of “Gaudete” — along with the lyrics in Latin and English.

This is ‘Maddy Prior‘ with ‘Steeleye Span‘ from the 1970s. I was (still am I guess) a ‘Steeleye Span‘ groupie. I have heard, live, Maddy perform this over 25 times!

So, without further ado, please sit back, turn the volume up, enjoy & REJOICE.


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