HOPE THIS DAY IS A SUCCESS FOR ALL ...
All being well fingers crossed, we are off to friends in the village where we will enjoy a great Christmas dinner. She gets up darn near dawn, well, maybe an hour later, and starts putting things together mostly from scratch. Can’t wait. Missed it last year as I was in bed with a doozy of a cold. Even so, they sent a plate over here for me should I have any appetite. I didn’t til I saw the plate.
We stay for after dinner coffee and conversation, then return home before the Queen’s traditional Christmas day address. With no disrespect intended, I just can not get it through my head why she has to do that, since she is not free to actually say anything not vetted by whatever party is in power. I’m not even certain she actually writes all of those addresses herself. She may do. But she does NOT have the freedom to speak her mind publicly, as her subjects do. And subjects really isn’t the correct term in this world, cos I don’t see anyone subject to anything anymore. Maybe it’s just me. So we leave before the address, which is a bore to me and again no disrespect there. I just have no interest, having once sat thru one. Never again. Fingers crossed.
Some hours later if wife still up to it, we host a tea and sherry and whatever else is the norm, for the couple who had us to Christmas dinner. It’s a nice get together and all very civilized, since there are no liberals in attendance. Just a couple of very good friends, possibly their daughter also who might be visiting today.
So that’s it.
A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL.
Ditto Peiper,You and the misses enjoy the day.
That goes for the rest of you folks who haunt this bit of cyberspace on a regular basis.
Merry Christmas to you Peiper, and everyone else here too!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
I got to Skype with my daughter, her hubby and 3 of the 4 grandsons - and we will meet them on Monday to actually see them in real life. So that is the best present ever.