Header taken at home this year
Header taken at home this year
One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” J.K.Rowling
It’s been a funny few days, dad’s funeral was yesterday and it was a lovely service followed by a meal for close family and friends, (a sandwich would never have done, dad loved his food). So now the healing time begins.
First of all I want to direct you too Charisma’s site who is a baking goddess, I made the roulade in this link and it is delicious, give her blog a look over for some very yummy treats.
Did you know that kissing was good for you? Well it is so have a good kiss today
We are on gale alert again, with a warning that it is going to be a bad winter
He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.”
~ Sunshine Magazine
It’s December and I have been on a what’s on TV hunt and that got me to thinking about all the Christmas adverts, (that at times have been better than the programs) that I have liked or thought funny, so here are a few of them.
I miss woolies!
and the new ones for this year
Mom and dad back together again, this is their wedding day May 1956. We lost mom in March 1999 to Cancer age 63 and dad lost his battle with cancer in the early hours of 23rd November 2013 aged 83.
After his diagnosis back in August dad decided he didn’t want treatment of any kind, no op, no chemo, he was prepared to let nature take its course, and although he was in pain and very ill at the end he never lost his sense of humour.
Gone but never forgotten
love to dad and mom
What are we coming too, now people are considering heating rooms with this idea.
When I moved into this house many years ago it didn’t have central heating, what it did have was two open fires one in the living room and one in the kitchen. The kitchen fire had a trap in the chimney which when opened would allow the heat to heat up the water in the tank. Both fires were lit 24 hours a day in the winter, we had constant hot water and a warm house as the heat would travel up the chimney and heat the bed rooms. The washing was also dried in front of the fires, the fires were kept going throughout the day by household rubbish, (I know not very eco-friendly). The bathroom was kept warm by a Kelly lamp and the loo which was outside was also kept warm by a Kelly lamp. That was 30 years ago. It’s hard to believe 30 years on we are now looking to candles for heat.
More strange dreams, this time I was stood on the edge of a huge field in the middle lay a small fawn, driving towards it a arctic lorry. I ran in front of it trying to push it away from the fawn, when I couldn’t stop it I lay over the top of the fawn to protected it. I slipped into the next dream in which I was walking through a garden which was full of snakes, they were everywhere hanging from the trees and covering the floor, I just walked through the middle of them all. MMMmmmm, any ideas?
And now a joke
A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a
particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where
they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their Travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve arrived
Date: October 16, 2005
I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then!!!!
Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is freaking hot down here!!!!
This was last night moon, isn’t she beautiful? It’s gone very cold here, we had a frost yesterday morning and last night when hubby went out to work at 6.30 he had to scrap the ice from the car. That’s when I took the photo of the moon, although she looked much prettier than she does in the photos.
There’s to be a sequel to It’s a wonderful life, I am not too sure what I think about that. I love the film, but the sequel sounds a little on the Christmas Carol side to me.
It’s that time of year when I check Metcheck nearly everyday to see if we are going to get a white Christmas and today it said we have a 50% chance Want to play here’s the link you just pop in your town/country and the snowman tells you Yes I know ‘How old am I?’
Hello, I am back. We have spent a couple of days in Wales getting cold, wet and muddy (see pic) . We stayed just outside Hay-on-Wye on a little site with views of the Black Mountains, well on a good day you get views of the mountains. We won’t be going back to that particular site. It didn’t meet our needs too well, the main problem was the fact that it was so cold and the heating in the shower/toilet block was only on two hours a day. 6 till 7 in the morning, we are up washed, dressed, breakfasted and out by 7. In the evening it was 5 till 6, I suppose it’s OK for some but not us. Anywho in short we did a circular walk from the site into Hay and back. The first part took us down roads and lanes into Hay where we took a look around the bookshops, (well the ones that were open) then headed off along the river to find The Warren which is a lovely piece of open land with a pebble beach. We spent quite a bit of time playing by the water before heading back onto the riverside path back into town to pick up the trail back to the site. This part of the walk took us above and along side of the river, although how long this path will be open I am unsure, in places the path had almost gone, washed away by the rain. Then down onto river level and across more muddy fields where we followed by sheep. Part of the trail was on the Offas Dyke path, which I would like to walk.
The next day we went to Brecon Cathedral which is really pretty, we didn’t get a good look around as a service started when we were half way around. Then it was a wander over the moors.
Saturday it was off to a charity gala, posh frocks, diamonds, food, Ok so I exaggerate. But it was the charity night sis-in-law had organised, and Ok it wasn’t posh frocks or diamonds but there was food, well crisp. They are trying to raise money for a school in Kenya. We went along to offer support. The night made just over £800 which I think was very good.
I have been watching the news reports about the tornadoes in the Midwest states, and the Typhoon in The Philippines and I can’t imagine what it must be like but my heart goes out to all those poor people.