Time  Nick  Message
17:43 rach  yep sorta - it's holidays here
17:43 rach  but I was just checking mail
06:28 paul  hello world
06:29 si    kia ora paul
06:29 paul  hello simon
06:30 si    merry christmas!
06:30 paul  merry christmas too. very cold time here in France.
06:30 paul  snow is very very rare in Marseille. something like half a day every 5 years.
06:31 si    about the same as Wellington
06:31 paul  (but the problem is that everything stops in the city, as ppl don't know how to deal with snow !!!)
06:31 si    it doesn't stay on the ground here
06:31 si    but yes, I can imagine, the same problem happens further south when it snows
06:32 si    obligatory photos of people driving their cars into ditches
06:32 si    and the like
06:33 si    a lovely sunny day here just ended ~24 degrees C
06:33 si    christmas is sunscreen and barbecue and fresh fruit here
06:35 paul  really strange for a "northen man"... for us, christmas means snow, hot meals like soups, families IN house (with some candles if you are just with your partner) and things like that.
06:36 si    yup
06:36 si    here it's trying to keep the dogs out of the pond, because it's too hot :-)
06:37 si    consequently, the whole country shuts down for a week or two
06:37 si    think xmas and your august summer holidays all rolled into one mega holiday
09:36 kados welcome back paul
09:36 kados hi all
09:39 paul  hi kados.