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The Orples Eat Christmas Eve Dinner at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.

Jo doesn’t know it yet, but Christmas Eve dinner  has gained a head count (or two) at Castle Howard in North YorkshireJo gets so restless sometimes it seems. She  has taken a really nice selection of shots of this lovely old castle, built some 300 years ago,  damaged by fire, then restored. Jo will tell you all about it, if you drop in on her for dinner with the Orples.

The Orples are dining in style at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.
The Orples are dining in style at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.

While they’re doing that, I think I’ll check it out and see what our neighbors have been up to.   If you follow along and see somewhere you’d like to stop, just click the post title to open it and leave a comment, then hit the orange title key to take you back to the beginning again. Happy blogging, and Merry Christmas everyone. :)

The Orples Buy Christmas Stockings for Santa Claus To Fill

Meg’s been out Christmas Shopping it seems.  Meg travels a lot, and the orples tagged along, just now realizing that they don’t have a chimney to hang their stockings on.  Maybe Meg will them use hers —if she has one.

The Orples are buying Christmas Stockings in hopes that Santa Claus will come fill them.
The Orples are buying Christmas Stockings in hopes that Santa Claus will come fill them.

While Olivia and Oscar figure out what to do about their situation, please feel free to hit the orange title key (my homepage key) to see what else the orples have been up to lately.  In them meantime, the Orples and I are wishing you all a very happy Holiday Season, no matter where you live, or how you celebrate the season.

The Orples Meet one of ‘THE’ Geese

First of all, I owe Gerry at Restawyle  a great big apology for pushing his post behind the post I posted last night. Olivia and Oscar saw those watches on Amazon and had to have one, so they won out. Tonight we are circling back to visit Gerry.

Leave it to the Orples to see that credit is given where credit is due whenever possible.
Leave it to the Orples to see that credit is given where credit is due whenever possible.

The orples were dying to go back to Gerry’s blog to hear the ladies of Celtic Woman sing O Holly night, among other things, including a second video featuring Jim Malcolm, another talented artist.  If you are unfamiliar with Orples, you can  check out the Rules of the Game’ to find out who our other neighbors’ are, and how we try to work. Please feel free to play along, if you’d like to add your name to our list. You can be a neighbor, too. :)

The Orples Get New V-Tech Smart Watches

The Orples tagged along over to Amazon’s site to try to find some toys for the grand-critters and look at what they found. Who knew these things even existed? There’s a little digital camera hidden in those buttons and everything. The cool thing about their Amazon Listing is that they have zoom features where you can toggle over the image and get a real close look at what this watch can do.

Click Here to go to Amazon's site to check this little puppy out.
Click Here to go to Amazon’s site to check this little puppy out.

It is amazing how different things are now. When I was a kid, having a telephone was a big deal.  Computers were just coming out when my children were children, and now five-year-old kids can be photographers among other things.  And yes, this little watch does tell time.  This thing is amazing and the way Amazon sets their site up, you can watch a video, and check out all of the features right there.  Better yet, there is still time to nab one before Christmas.

 

 

The Orples Discover Chocolate

Anyone unfamiliar with Ute Smiles is in for a treat today. And if you’re looking for Christmas ideas, then you really must tag along with the Orples and me while we indulge in some of her delicacies. She has strawberry Santa Clauses and broccoli Christmas trees and marshmallow snowmen, plus lots more.

OOUteChristmasUte is one of our neighbors. If you would like to be a neighbor, too,  read the Rules of the Game to find out how the game works. If you would like to see some of our other Adventures, feel free to click on my orange Title (text) to take you back to the beginning, and you can scroll down from there.  We thank you for today’s  visit.

The orples always love to meet new people and we love helping them meet each other. So come play!

The Orples Are Challenged

Olivia ain’t got nuttin on AD Martin. I think he has humbled her with his good advice on writing books, beginning with chapter one.  I wish I had  run into his blog BEFORE I began writing.  Our fellow authors, especially, should check him out and then you will know what the orples know—Mr. Martin is a smart dude, kind enough to share his wisdom with us.

Chapter 1 Advice from Mr. Martin. A good place to start before you start, if you ask the Orples and me.
Chapter 1 Advice from Mr. Martin. A good place to start before you start, if you ask the Orples and me.

Also, in playing with my new blog I have discovered that if you follow a link to another article, then  want to come back to my home page on THIS blog, the orange ‘ORPLES’ title is also my homepage button— I learn something new everyday and figured I would share that bit of knowledge with those of you who might not have known this valuable little tid-bit already. The ‘Title’ button allows you to scroll down through all of my postings for anyone who is not familiar with Orples and the games that we play. :)

[New Post] Gone, But Not Forgotten

The daily post submitted a challenge entitled ‘Gone, but not forgotten. I immediately thought of my oldest brother. So today, The Orples and I are paying tribute to my big brother, Chuck, may he RIP. Although he died in 2005, he will always be in my heart, especially at Christmas. There were 21 years age difference in the two of us. He was the oldest child, I was the youngest, and there were five more siblings sandwiched in between us. In spite of our age difference, the two of us were extremely close as adults, although as a child, I barely knew him, since he was grown and gone by the time I was born.

My oldest brother, Chuck and me. Christmas 2004. Our last Christmas together.
My oldest brother, Chuck, and me. Christmas 2004. Our last Christmas together.

This was the last photo of the two of us, taken Christmas, 2004. Chuck did not live to see Christmas 2005. So with teary eyes, I pay tribute to my big brother who may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

The Orples Talk To Trees

It truly is Another Day in Paradise as the orples take a break to swim through Sylvia’s blog.

A talking tree? Just ask the orples. They'll tell you, it is true.
A talking tree? Just ask the orples. They’ll tell you, it is true.

I suspect the orples will be talking to that wise old tree for awhile, so we may as well visit the neighbors while we’re waiting for Oscar and Olivia to finish up their conversation. :)

The Orples Go To Lima

Today, Oscar and Olivia are planning their day around Madhu’s schedule, gazing out from one of the salvaged balconies in Lima. Madhu does get the Urge to Wander. If you go to her place, Madhu has taken some beautiful photographs to accompany a wonderful article she has written about Lima’s historical wooden balconies. These beauties have only survived because a hand full of people cared enough to try to save them from demolition.

The Orples are looking out into the street below, taking in the sights.
The Orples are looking out into the street below from inside one of Lima’s enclosed balconies.

While the orples are trying to decide where to start for the day, the rest of us can visit the neighborhood. If you care to join us. Feel free to peruse our previous posts and find out what is going on.  All are welcome to be added to my list of participants in the Orple’s Adventures.

The Orples on Ice

Today we are strolling though Justin’s blog. He was evidently hanging around in some ice caves somewhere along the line. The orples had so much fun in the snow the other day, they decided to check out the ice-cycles clinging to the caves. It seems they favor the cold temperatures, but are having a little trouble standing on their twigs.

The Orples are finding out ice and snow are two different things.
The Orples are finding out ice and snow are two different things.

While the Orples are trying to regain their footing, please feel free to cruise the neighborhood to see where else they have been. The way this ‘game’ is supposed to work is that I take a screenshot from your blog, if you let me know you want to participate. Then, I create a skit including the orples. I link back to your blog giving you credit for your work. Of course, because Olivia would really love to  be famous, we love it when you reblog or pingback the post, so your followers are introduced to the orples, just as my followers are given the opportunity to meet you, if they haven’t already. Win, win, for everybody involved. :) Please let me know if you would like for me to add your name to my list. :)