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2006 in Ollon, Switzerland
2006-2007 spent waiting around for winter
Durham has got a new house in Ollon, Switzerland, and we're here to celebrate
the Christmas holiday and fog.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
at its gloomiest, 24 December 2006, from a little way up the hill behind it.
on the boiler and we're out for a hike from Ollon up over one of our old annual
running routes through the cliffs above the town over to the vicinity of Aigle.
Durham above vineyards in her Christmas colors
Durham relaxing by the chute de pierre, or steinschlag, or rockfall danger sign
to Ollon on Christmas Eve, with the Dent de Morcles looming above
and the Dent de Morcles
Eve in Ollon, 2006. Coming up on time for dinner.
Durham's highly original kitchen, with Christmas Eve dinner in the microwave (this
year it's Mongolian fondue!)
Durham lays out the Mongolian fondue, a traditional Christmas specialty
diners assembled: (from left) Dr Durham, Dr Durham, and (on the right) Dr Durham
selection of Drs Durham (with the traditional Swiss paper crown out of the Christmas
Drs Durham (André with traditional paper crown), with a concerned citizen
of Dr Durham's collection of Venetian masks
of Dr Durham's collection of bustiers and model thoraxes
of Dr Durham's collection of Asian puppets and Venetian harlequins
of Dr Durham's collection of still more puppets
of Dr Durham's collection of kids
Durham the Younger and the Christmas camera
Durham's mannequin observing the Opening of the Presents enviously
scrutiny of the Christmas presents (Mr Peck received a lovely shirt, an astrological
beer mug, and a windshield ice-scraper)
playing Christmas-present jokes on each other
stirring up the Christmas dinner
day in Ollon, viewed out the 18th century windows
time for Christmas dinner
15th annual Christmas photo on the sofa
left) Dr Durham, Dr Durham, and Dr Durham
right) Dr Durham, Dr Durham, and (on the left) Dr Durham
the Christmas rug (from left), Dr Durham, Dr Peck.
(The "47 km coast
guard" is the nickname of the Slovenian navy. Really.)
Durham carving what looks like a turkey, but isn't really. It's something else.
and the roasted capon
and fat now, dinner's over, it's time to go home and wait around for the snow.
Thanks for the grub, Drs Durham.
info: Ollon in September 2006
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 9 February 2007, revised 26 September 2008, 23 March 2014.