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13 December

Christmas Eve has arrived on the Surprise!



With preparations over, it's time to eat Christmas dinner, the best meal of the year for most of the hands.


Everyone celebrates in joyful gatherings (of carefully scheduled watches) - the Surprise's crew forward in the mess deck...


...and her officers aft in the captain's great cabin.


They eat, drink, and make merry until the late hours.


"But doctor - with respect - if they are flying reindeer walking about up on deck, they're out of our class!"


"Uh-oh, I know one sleepy midshipman who needs to go to sleep..."


...because tomorrow IS CHRISTMAS DAY!!!"



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des_pudels_kern
Dec. 14th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Hooray for Christmas Surprise!
I love the officers' paper crowns! And how Jack has his on the first picture and then he started to wrinkle it and stain it and write explanations for nautical maneuvers on it, and Killick had to take it away from him to keep it safe and clean!
grace_poppy
Dec. 14th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
and write explanations for nautical maneuvers on it, and Killick had to take it away from him to keep it safe and clean!

HAHA! Yes, that's probably exactly what he did.

Jack: I'll show you again, Stephen.
Killick: Not on the cloth!
Jack: *smirk* Anyway, as I was explaining...
Killick: Not on the hat neither!

(Cute icon!)
des_pudels_kern
Dec. 14th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
Heee. Now that explains why there are map on the wrapping paper.

Jack: No, no, joy. We are..
*reaches for wrapping paper, waits to see if Killick lets him*
Jack: Now look, if this is America,we are here, they are there, and with the winds...
Stephen: *eyes glaze over*
grace_poppy
Dec. 14th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
Heehee!
des_pudels_kern
Dec. 14th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Because I'm not sure I've told you: Thank you for making this for us, taking the time, doing all the work. I really enjoy Christmas Surprise!
grace_poppy
Dec. 14th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, it was my pleasure. Thanks for all the fun comments!
sharpiefan
Dec. 14th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
The hats! Stephen's stripy one - at least he's not wearing his banyan, can you imagine the clash? - the fact that Pullings and Mowett have both got blue ones, and Captain Howard has a red one...
grace_poppy
Dec. 14th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
:D They do try to coordinate their colors from time to time.
tootsiemuppet
Dec. 14th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh Gods, that is just PERFECT! Oh ha, ha ha ha! XD

I love how crinkled Cpt Howard's paper hat is. You are a MARVEL!!

*gloms onto you*
grace_poppy
Dec. 14th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Gloms for me, yay! Thanks. :D
mstallulahbelle
Dec. 15th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Brilliant, Grace! I totally busted a lung from laughing...

grace_poppy
Dec. 15th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Haha! Can't have you busting lungs! I'm glad you still have one to spare! Thanks! :D
arwella
Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Huzza!!! Huzza!!! Huzza!!!!
grace_poppy
Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
:D
kittycallum
Jun. 8th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! Those paper hats look quite natural on everyone, actually. Blakeney looks just like a little kid trying to stay up till Santa comes. Doesn't he know that if you don't go to sleep, Santa won't visit your house -- or ship -- on Christmas night?
grace_poppy
Jun. 9th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I guess he's just hoping for a rare sighting! Glad you like it!
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