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It’s Crimbo!

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Here’s me with Crimbo, the smallest of the Metrocentre’s oversized reindeer! It’s almost twelfth night, so I guess they’ll have to be dismantled soon!

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Happy new year!

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Last night, I went with mum, dad and Wendy to a New Year’s Eve party at the Hilton in Gateshead (or Newcastle Gateshead, as the hotel calls it…!) We had a lovely time, and walked across to Newcastle Quayside to enjoy the midnight fireworks. We’d also been to the Winter Festival Carnival earlier in the evening, so certainly can’t be accused of failing to celebrate the New Year!

Who knows what 2013 will hold? It’s the first year since I was two years old that there’s been no repeating digit in the year. I don’t know what relevance that has to anything, but I thought it was interesting!

Happy new year!

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Photo-a-day 301: Glitzen’s progeny

Glitzen is a 40ft tall reindeer. As tall as a house, she’s the tallest reindeer sculpture in the world. This is the third year she’s featured among the Metrocentre’s Christmas decorations, and this year, she has two children with her.

The scale of the sculpture is certainly arresting – far more so, actually, in person than in photographs. The frame is made of over 2km of aluminium, and the sculpture is decorated with over 10,000 fairy lights. I’ve no stats on the new baby ones, but you’ll notice from the picture that each is more than a storey tall.

It’s just slightly depressing to be seeing them in October!

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