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NSW-logo_thumb.jpgGreetings, Princes, Princesses and Dragons all! Welcome once again to News, Sports and Weather. I’m your host, Cimmorene.  On Behalf of the Dragon’s Lair, this reporter offers you our sincerest apologies for our months long, unplanned hiatus.

airplaneIn the News this week, Lucy Tock, a young teacher from England, has come to visit the family living at the Dragon’s Lair.  She arrived at the local airport late on Friday, 19 December and was installed in the Dragon’s Lair Bed and Breakfast, which consists of a camp bed in the family room.  We have been very busy helping her to feel at home and to enjoy her stay here in the United States.  She, in return, has been aiding us in getting things clean and neat.  “It’s like being at home,” says Lucy with a smile when asked.  Lucy plans to return to England early on New Years Day.  We will report on that eventuality next week.

wsu-cougars-washington-state-univeristy-pac-12-football-logoIn Sports this week, Washington State University’s basketball team beat the team from New Mexico State University  in Honolulu 82-59, Christmas morning.  The Tri-City Herald reports: “Washington State didn’t need a wake-up call on Christmas morning. Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu each posted a double-double, and Washington State beat New Mexico 82-59 on Friday for seventh place in the Diamond Head Classic. The Cougars (8-4) never trailed and led by as many as 25 points to snap a two-game losing streak. They were coming off a 28-point loss to third-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday and a four-point loss to Northern Iowa on Wednesday. Hawkinson, a junior forward, had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Iroegbu, a junior guard, added 17 points and a career-high 11 assists.  “It was very important to win this game,” said Iroegbu, who had his second career double-double. “When you go into a tournament, you never want to lose all the games, so we just had a mindset of just coming out here and playing hard even though the game was at 8 in the morning.””

let-it-snowIn Weather this week, the Dragon’s Lair has seen clouds in the sky that have been threatening snow, but have not actually delivered.  It has, however, been quite chilly.  This reporter has been experiencing flashes of pain in her left ankle.  Head of the family, jaklumen reports that his pain levels have also been quite high this week.  However, the family has more or less been praying for snow while our guest is here since, in England, she rarely, if ever, sees real snow.  The sky today is quite promising.  Cross your fingers everyone.

That’s all the news from the Dragon’s Lair. Be sure to return next week when we’ll give you yet another dose of reality. I’m Cimmorene and I’ll see you then.

This week’s post has been brought to you by Dragon’s Treasure Award winner, Dan Antion, whose post about a Christmas door won him this week’s award and a position on Freshly Pressed.  Congratulations, Dan!