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Old 27th December 2008, 00:21   #121
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Thanks, BSD, for the American angle on that.

Roads in the west...

I have only been to France, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands apart from my UK 'native place'. France has the least order and discipline of those, and they tell me that Italy is more like India!

These days, I find the way that UK traffic just stays in its lanes to be frustrating. In India we use all the space. The advantage is that bikes are not stopped by the jams; they can almost always get through the gaps.
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Old 27th December 2008, 08:57   #122
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Sam, you have gone to Germany for 7-8 days. You are bringing Jenny when you return. It's Christmas - New Year time. There are days and nights when you don't have time to sleep...

And you still have time to write. It's awesome. How you can isolate yourself from so many things (personal and otherwise) happening around you and write so well (although you are relieving our experience but it surely need focus to write so well). I mean you have to be genius.
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Sam you are one lucky guy, as you are so passionate about every thing and you get to fulfill all your aspirations in such a nice way.You spread such a nice feeling around your near and dear ones and make everybody feel that this world is such a nice place to live. May you spread such warmth and happiness always and may we all get the motivation from your experiences that if one tries genuinely the world is a very nice place to live in.Cheers man way to go.Also all the best to you and Jenny for your future. God bless.
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(although you are relieving our experience)
I meant reliving your experience. Sorry for the typo.

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Old 28th December 2008, 13:47   #125
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Only Sam can make a drive through car wash so fascinating . I am totally off topic, but one of the first things his cousin did when I arrived in Dubai was to take me through a car wash, heaps of fun.

Jenny, good on you for letting the guys do the heavy lifting! I am all for equality, except when it comes to lugging heavy suitcases & lifting heavy machinery.
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Default 22nd December continued

We return home from Friedberg and are given the happy news right away - It's time to put out and decorate the tree!!

Some of us prefer to relax and play. Such as me. lol

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Come on men, get up and help!

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Uhhh... help?

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OK. So I put up a couple of baubles on the tree, lol.

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Quickly, the tree is ready and another wonderful day is over. I go to bed smiling and happy. Goodnight everyone.
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Old 29th December 2008, 00:19   #127
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Lovely tree sam

By the way, I like car washes too --- except for the day I discovered my door seal had gone while I was sitting in one!
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Lovely stuff Sam, riveting story telling as always.

But seriously, you've never been in a car wash before? Its the darn same in India too!!

PS: Doesn't Friedburg speak a lot like Freed-abad?
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Car wash monsters and christmas tree baubles ... LOL.
Magical account, Sam.
And Thad baiting you bang in the middle of the holiday season, saying he sat in a door seal, LOL!!
Time for me to go sit on a cornflake!
Merry Christmas again!
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No baiting; I got very wet that day in my 13-yr-old OHC (that's Original Honda Civic in this instance )!

It's lovely to see a real christmas tree.
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@sam,
kaha gayab ho gaya?
still decorating x-mas tree?
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Sam sir, where are you
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Sorry guys, I promise to continue soon, I'm a little busyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..... yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


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Yeti = abominable snowman

Don't scare the kids, please
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Default YetiBlog® - 23rd December 2008

I wake up. This morning has the makings of a quiet and uneventful day.

Outside it is cloudy, but not terribly cold. The weather looks like it cannot make up its mind.

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It's been like this all of Sunday and Monday. Thankfully the temperature has not dropped to below zero yet.

Jenny's dad pays us a surprise visit and there is a lot of talking (No not that kind of talking, just pleasant talking) and an interesting breakfast too.

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Over breakfast it is decided that the Christmas cooking will begin today. Most Christmas celebrations in Germany are on the 24th itself and we wil have a big family dinner.
Because we will be busy from the morning itself, the ladies have decided to roast the turkey today. We are requested to take the 2 little kids and leave the house while the ladies cook.
I have no pictures of the day as I was asked to leave the camera at home. Here's why:

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We spend 4 hours at Ikea with kids, picking up some stuff for the house and stuffing ourselves with hot dogs.

A nice day, with a quiet evening at home watching some movies.

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Tomorrow will be a busy day. Good night all.
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