|Our Garden 2010|
The five year old twins are on there way down from Northampton with Mum, Marie our eldest daughter, with whom we have spent the last couple of Christmas days with. This year they are coming down today and going home later and we will then see them again after Christmas when we have them for a few days over Hogmanay, but as is usual on Christmas day, we will have 'long conversations' on the phone with those we are not spending the day with.
If this year is anything like previous years, when we do get the grand children on the phone, the 'long conversation' will take the form of both them coming onto the phone and we will ask, " And what did Santa bring you today." The response will usually be along these lines (take a deep breath and, begin.............
|Holly and Charlie and Mum and|
|Shannon and Mollie|
|Brian and Marie 1982 "Thanks Sis"|
|Jennifer and Me 1986|
that letter on the side demanding the utility bill or the phone bill. Forget for the day, that your year might not have been as good as you had
hoped and whether you
are religious or not enjoy the Spirit of the day.
A day for family, for friends and for good thoughts. And even if you couldn't afford to give as much as you may have wanted to, I think you will find that whatever you gave and to whoever you gave it to,
they will appreciate and love it, whatever it was.....
|Ishbel looking happy 1986|
As for us, Ishbel and I, we have the other three grandchildren, Mollie, 8, Shannon 5 and Lacey May not yet 1, and of course the biggest kid of all their Mum and our youngest Jennifer and her partner Steve.
Brian and his partner Nick will be spending the day at the Dew Drop Inn, no doubt serving up some festive cheer for those out for a walk on the day..... so whatever you are doing, to our friends and families and to the many new friends we have made this year through Twitter (and if you are an author and I am waiting for your next book, you too, may have today off, but get back to work tomorrow).......