Thursday, 29 December 2016

When a Christmas present is just right!!

When my Ds said his girlfriend's son was mad on Thunder Birds, we knew just the right gift for him!

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas


 
A very Happy Christmas to All and a Wonderful 2017..

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Worrying over!

Did I say I had been having sleepless nights? I just couldn't see how we would cope with the garage 'stuff.'
Dh thought a few trips to the dump would do it, but that didn't seem possible to me. I had arranged for the council to collect three items, the cost was only £10 but we had a lot of 'stuff,' more than three item!! Small bits and pieces, old tools, screws, nails, paint pots and lots of other  'stuff.' Friday we sat and talked and I convinced DH we needed a skip for all the 'stuff.'
Well the shed is tidy and free of 'stuff' and a lot of 'stuff' has gone out of the garage, yeh!! I feel so much better and the skip is nearly full. I can sleep at last!
Do you have collections of stuff?

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Monday, 5 December 2016

FAMILIES

 Yesterday we had DD and her family for dinner. They ate everything, but were their usual noisy argumentative selves. Not my DD but her OH.. Gosh, can he talk.. and he is such a big headed prat. At one point later on in the afternoon, when we were having a cup of tea and a delicious piece of Victoria sponge with it made by my lovely husband, I suddenly thought why am I sitting here politely listening to this wind bag in my own house. His latest carp is why should older people have early morning appointments at the Drs,  when people who work have later appointments.??  What ??? So older people can't have the same service as those people who work? So I got up and left the room! He then had his usually hissy fit and they left, him striding ahead to their car, he is so rude. He didn't even say good bye to my DH. And they had had a superb meal, and went off carrying 2 full carriers of carefully wrapped, loving bought presents.
 So you may understand why I would long to be away from them all. Earlier on I had received a phone call from DS's girlfriend, her parents move to Suffolk has been moved forward to this coming Friday 9th Dec. eeeek !! They were packing and wanted to borrow some plant pots. While I don't envy their move so quickly, I had a lovely thought of how lovely it would be if we could be in Suffolk for  Christmas, I 'd really love that.
I can't wait now... it is going to be bliss.

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12 Days of Christmas explained.

Twelve Days of Christmas - what in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially th...e partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? Today, I found out. From 1558 until 1829, Christians in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for Christians. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace,
Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol.
Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone

So now you know!

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