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Happy Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:10

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Sunny, yes I did say Sunny, North East of England. The family tradition is to take the dogs and children for a walk on the beach on Boxing day will be thinking of you all. The best wishes to the team.



Posted: 19/12/2014 at 10:33

Glorious morning here in Stockton, sun lighting up the garden shrubbery and not a cloud in the sky, decorations are up for the grandchildren and I have a lovely big box of goodies from Betty's Harogate from my Sister, have to admit to trying the dark Hand made Grand Cru Swiss chocolate, a square each day will be nice if I can be disciplined enough.

Last year at this time was the beginning of the problem that ended with a big operation in August, now all well back to normal, my heart goes out to those with problems and the hope that like me they get through it all and back to enjoying Christmas, I will be with my Daughters and Grandchildren with a huge family party.

Merry Christmas to you all, things are speeding up I may go missing a while.


Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 10:37

Lyn, I cook large Sunday lunches to give my Daughters a break as they have such busy lives, my puny efforts give them a few hours to sit and talk instead of being on the run as they juggle their own children's and husbands lives for them. The forces taught me to cook sew and repair clothes darn socks and wash my own things something I always did at home when possible. Granddaughter Michelle is a graduate engineer in charge of building then running a new oil plant in Canada, when they were extending their house she drove everything mechanical and proved first class on the big excavator.

If the truth were known women and men were always equal as I found on the farm, they could do all the jobs, wartime saw women doing most jobs men had done my Mother being an electrician. We take the micky out of each other yet would be lost on our own what ever sex, have fun, I am off to invent a cup of tea.


Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:31

Multi tasking???? Easy, sling the bread in the toaster on auto, the beans in the micro wave on auto, the washing up in the machine on auto, the washing in the machine on auto and set off the auto hoover to wander around the carpet. Drop the beans on the toast, get a coffee from the machine and go watch afternoon TV with your feet up. all invented by men. Sexist no that is what my daughters do!!!!!!


Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 15:54

I did feel sorry for Len, he was correct in one was a Rumba with no Rumba in it and the other a Cha cha with no dance steps, to his thinking they should both have gone. The professional choreographers went too far so it is not the Celebs to blame, they both did the best with what they trained for. Neither have much chance against Caroline and Frankie, Simon is coming up on the rails, unless those three fall over, drink too much wine or over indulge the mince pies then Mark is out first leaving the real dance competition.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:22

Runnybeak, thank you, it was a big family do for Hannah's birthday, never say 13 is unlucky. Must have been strong wine the girls were singing by six o clock. Family and Christmas what could be better.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 11:23

David it works and I love it. Now we wait and see what the GBP say. Big argument at the party yesterday about Dance Competition or show, a lot of good wine had been quaffed, half are now learning Mum and Dad dancing as they call it the other half round the handbag, ask Dad? Matthew 13 and Hannah 10 yesterday chimed in they are both learning Ballroom and have competitions coming up next month, it is a dance competition to them, who am I to disagree.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:40

Caroline wow wow wow, Frankie wow wow, Simon wow, that is sonny the jack Russell come corgis thinks. Mark and Jake at the end of the line, who will go?



Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:06

Today is a beautiful day lucky 13th my granddaughters birthday I go to the family party later. Hannah has her friends do tomorrow at the indoor cart track, last time she went she drove them all off the track, that's my girl.

it is a solid white frost zero temp though clear sky and the sun showing its face, the last flowering fuchsia are shedding flowers and leaves, it has been a very good year for them. The garden can sleepnow until after new year, all the tidying up is done.


Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:58

Christmas past in wartime was still the time all the extended family gathered and let their hair down. We had two years of being woken rushed to the shelter then do all the normal things the next  day, woe betide you if late for school even if the bus had to stop half way because of the damage. The Germans seemed to have a Christmas truce, no sirens, hence no loss of sleep we arose ready for the presents and the party we knew was coming. Probably because of the danger we partied harder, the uncertainty of life seems to give a love of what you have and so the Aunts Uncles cousins Grandparents arrived, we had the biggest house and we went on well into the night kids and all. We slept where we fell, breakfast next morning followed by left overs and visits from those who had their own Christmas parties and it was over for another year.

Preparation did start early making the cakes and puddings, the pigs would be killed in September, Geese Ducks and Hens a week before so it was not the extended July to December operation we seem to have now. The expectations now are far higher than we had so I can understand people drawing back from it all. Christmas was not expected to be perfect though it always started with us at morning service, we were not allowed to forget the main reason we were having a Christmas party, it should be a time to relax with people you know and love, they know all your foibles and faults then accept them, just enjoy being together as we did in a very traumatic time, life is too short, well it is for some.


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