Merry Christmas 2020

Seems we had to put up with Donald Trump, Brexit and Coronavirus all in one year! Here in Havant on the south coast of England, we are now in what our Government describes as a coronavirus Tier 4 area. Personally I don't mind staying at home. I have enough food, half a bottle of decent-is scotch and plenty of toys to play with, But for more gregarious folks, being stuck at home is not pleasant. Hence this year's card reflects the world in which we find ourselves. Hopefully things will improve in 2021 as coronavirus vaccines become more widely available.… Read More ►

Merry Christmas 2014

[caption id="attachment_1828" align="aligncenter"] The Goose that never Voted for Christmas[/caption] The Goose that Never Voted for Christmas Lovingly drawn by Susannah Dora Majlati Well, it's been a funny old year. Lots of hard work going on behind the scenes, but not a great deal to show publicly for all the effort. The new Joomla site is still in progress - struggling to use our existing template on the new CMS, whilst working round Joomla's bloody awful new "Twitter" templating system. Several other new items are also still under way, but sadly not ready in time for Christmas, as we had… Read More ►

Merry Christmas 2013

[caption id="attachment_1829" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Christmas card 2013. Ebenezer Goose at St Faith's, Havant.[/caption] In 935AD, Havant was known as “Hamafunta” – the spring of Hama – referring to the water spring to the south-west of St Faith’s Churchyard. The settlement was located at the crossing point of the track from the Downs to the coast and another track running east to west along the coast. By the time of Domesday Book, 1086, Havant was a village with a population of around 100. In 1200, the monks of Winchester Cathedral were granted permission to hold a market in the town, known… Read More ►

Merry Christmas 2011

[caption id="attachment_1830" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Christmas card 2011. Ebenezer Goose discusses his Christmas dinner..[/caption] More goosy nonsense courtesy of Mr.Goose's infamous Webfooted Weblog:- Take a trip down memory lane and browse all our earlier Christmas cards in our special on-line Christmas Card Anthology:- Image was created/edited using GIMP, a free, open source graphics package bundled with many Linux distributions. Free download for Windows & Linux... “Tux”, the original Linux penguin was created in 1996 by Larry Ewing, using GIMP. Tux is the official logo of the Unix-based, open-source, GNU/Linux computer operating system. Linux is a registered trademark belonging… Read More ►

Merry Christmas 2010

[caption id="attachment_1831" align="aligncenter" width="849"] Christmas card 2010, The Old Cemetery in the Snow.[/caption] The Old Cemetery runs alongside Southampton Common, about 800 metres from where I live and work. It is a beautiful and peaceful place at any time of year. However, it seems particularly photogenic after a heavy snowfall. Earlier Christmas cards:- Read More ►