Busy Day , Young Grandson been here as per usual but also having a Sleepover, which he,s Chuffed about BUT I,M RUDDY KNACKERED, his Parents are in York till Tomorrow, Sons Birthday and a treat they have every Year.
Luv our Community Spirit ie Lady with Four Children just found a House to Rent that She can Afford but Sadly no Furniture, a Post was put on our Local Pages, OFFERS OF FURNITURE, BEDDING, CLOTHES AND EVEN FOOD AND TOYS, within 24Hours her House was Furnished, NOW THATS WHAT I CALL COMMUNITY SPIRIT.
Todays the start of Exchanging Presents via Family, Christmas Eve Day will be the big and Final one, i,m afraid it,s very Stressful Time for Me, IT,S NOT THE VISITING OR THE GREAT CHATS it,s the Presents, I HAVE THREE DAYS CONTEMPLATING WHAT I,VE GOT and having to stay away from them, to ensure this happens Wife hides them away till Christmas Eve, WHICH IS MORE STRESSFUL IE TRYING TO FIND THEM, does,nt She realise this STRESS ISSUE every Christmas has repercussions, I,M HAVING A FEW MORE THAN I SHOULD TOTS OF RUM TO CALM ME DOWN
I understand only too well, Bob, so if I may I will join you with a couple of large G&Ts!!! I may live alone but my daughter has hidden all the grand-children's presents with me and they are getting mixed up with mine!!!!! Happy Christmas, luv Kim x
All the Best Kim, HAVE A GOOD UN, Wife reckons i,m like a big Kid this Time of Year and She,s def not wrong ha ha, Son and Family coming Today as there visiting his Wifes Parents Christmas Eve Day, hence the start of the Festivities, BRING EM ON.
Woken up Via Telephone this Morning, Youngest Daughter very Poorly with Tonsils, Wife had to take her to Doctors as soon as Clinic Opened, her Husband had to Work and could,nt get out of it, then Wife had to run another Daughter to Work, then pick up Stamp Pies and do last minute Shopping, mind you i,d done my bit ie had to stop up till after Tewlve last Night to let Second Eldest Grandson in as it was his Works Do in Cleckheaton and he,d arranged to Crash out at ours, ended up stopping here till Four this Afternoon Eldest grandson just called in for a Chat and Wifes baking her Mince Pies, looking forward to House Full Tomorrow HMMMM IT,S ALWAYS RUDDY FULL.
Just back from Carol Service at St Lukes Church, Packed, i got there Ten Minutes before Seven to ensure i had a Chat, been a busy Day in the WELLS ABODE, Especially from One o Clock, Grandson had brought his Game Console which kept all the Males Happy and gave the Ladies Chatting Time in the Kitchen. Lovely Buffet put on by Wife Hot and Cold Food which catered for All, heres a few photos from this Afternoon
Lovely Christmas Day bit of Tele this Morning Mainly Carol Service then Top of the Pops 60s, then Dinner and Games on Nintendo Afterwards, just Five of us here Today hence not as much Washing Up, just had a big Tea, Prawn Cocktails then Pork Pie with all the Trimmings MY WAIST LINE HAS DEF SPREAD.
Treated to a lovely Three Course Meal in a what was once a Farmhouse in the Lancashire Countryside, great Service and lovely surrounds, on the Way back called in at my Sisters in Rochdale, usually it,s She and Her Hubbie visiting us, a Two Hour Catch Up enjoyed by All, overall i,ll give Christmas 10 out of 10 and a great collection of Pressies from Kids and Grandkids what more could we ask for and Wife bought me a new Shaver which was an extra treat ie FED UP OF MY OLD ONE PULLING THE HAIR INSTEAD OF TRIMMING IT.
Apart from Wife catching up with Washing we,ve had an easy Day, watched the latest Mary Poppins Film and was great to see the Guest Appearances in it ie the likes of Dick Van Dyke. had to state to Wife after having more Goodies placed in Front of me Today ENOUGH IS ENOUGH MY BUTTONS KEEP POPPING OPEN, i must have put at least Two Inches on around the Waist and theres five ruddy boxes of Choclates tempting me every Time i open one of the Cuboard Doors, TURKISH DELIGHT BEING ONE MMMMMM. Noticed my Eldest Grandson had changed his Profile Picture on his Page, MY TOP TWO FAVOURITE PEOPLE, bless him, here,s the Upload , caught Wife trying to finish a piece of Turkey hence the Expression.
Nice Walkabout this Morning, Dogs were all over me when i called to Daughters, think they,d missed there Treats, after Dinner Eldest Daughter called on with Son in Law, Grandaughter and Great Grandson, i,ve still got that Bond with Grandkids now passed on to Great Grandkid ie Arms out awaiting me to carry them around the House plus Play with Toys, got to admit i,m knackered by the Time they Leave but thats my own fault ie the Kid in me joins the Kids Games NOT CARING ABOUT THE CREAKS AND GROANS OF THE MATURING BODY , or is it the Wife thats hearing it cause i certainly don,t BLESS ER , here,s a Pic of Great Grandson with his Dad.
Managed a bit of Ironing Today and Wife was wrong ie my Belly did not get in the Way, watched the Midwife Christmas Special ANOTHER TEAR JERKER which resulted in Tissues out for both of us, Three of the Family joined us for Tea hence again a good Gab, enclosing a few Pics from Yesterday.
Aye it,s nice to get back into Duties Kim as i have been a Mite Lazy, think after the New Year Rings in i,ll be out and About More, don,t think i,ll have Computer Time Tomorrow hence i,ll Wish all Members now ALL THE BEST FOR NEW YEAR, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BE BESTOWED ON YOU ALL, you,ll note i miss wealth, to Me HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IS WEALTH, All the very Best from Wells Family.
Great Time with Son and his Family last Night, have to admit i came last in the 20 Questions Quiz, fraid Modern Songs plus other Happenings in the last Ten Years via Sport and Music def had me beat THINK THEY KNEW IF IT WAS HISTORY QUESTIONS I,D HAVE WON, but wat the eck tis the particapating that counts not the Winning hence no need for Wife to Cheer hmmm. Sleep in this Morning due to not getting to Bed till Two o Clock, Wife,s fault, we got Home for 12.30 but she insisted we had one Drink to wish our House all the best for 2020 THEN A SECOND , my glass kept filling up as though Magic, but had to call it a day even though being called a WHOOSH, WOOSH, TOOSH, Spoilsport hmmm, DEF WAS NOT ME THAT WAS TIPSY. Full Table for Tea this Evening, choice of Beef or Chicken with all the Trimmings followed by a great choice of Dessert, well enjoyed by all APART FROM ALL THOSE RUDDY DISHES TO WASH, i did state to Wife CAN,T KIDS DO THEM only to get the reply GUESTS DO NOT DO THE DISHES, i cook you wash, SEEMS LIKE THIS NEW YEAR HAS SET OFF ON THE SAME FOOTING AS LAST ONE.
Two Youngest Grandsons keeping me Company Today, hence Young Uns Films, Park Visit and Computer Time, plus Question Time as per usual, GOT TO BE QUICK WITH ANSWERS FOR YOUNGEST or it,s IS IT CAUSE YOUR NEARLY A 100 POPPADAD AND CAN,T REMEMBER, i,m sure Someones talking to Him behind my Back hmmm wonder who it could be.
An enjoyable Walkabout, lovely Day in Cleckie and a lot of Walking Groups making the most of it, after Dinner it was taking Decorations down Time, thankfully after a couple of Hours of removing we got a visit from two Eldest Grandsons which broke the monotony, they,d finished Work early and decided to call for a Cuppa plus have Granma drive them Home afterwards, as per Norm.Wifes been hinting of visiting a Grage due to seeing all these New Car deals on Tele RECKONS I OWE HER after having ours for 9yrs now, i keep stating BUT IT STILL LOOKS OK, i,m told politely that i,m not a Driver, plus a few other suttle comments hmmmm HENCE VISITING ONE NEXT WEEK, as i,ve said many times before I KNOW MY PLACE plus Wife has more Family backing on the subject than Me.
Fraid i got a bit Uptight Today, not with any Family Member or Friend AND DEF NOT WIFE, it was 50yrs ago that i recieved a letter from Council stating they were Compulsory Purchasing my House, i,d bought it Cash with my RN Gratuity, just a small end Cottage BUT MINE, the Council were Purchasing all the Houses on Road Front to create a Dual Carrigeway but in there Wisdom and getting away with such a low Price they decided to pull down most of the Village, just over 50 Pounds was the net value of my House according to there figures ie a meagre Sum for each Yard the House stood on related to that final figure. I at the Time had put my Gratuity into Bricks and Mortar thinking it would benifit my Step up the Ladder at a later Date, a harsh lesson at the Time and yet i always told my Kids to Buy, THANKFULLY A DIFFERENT WORLD and they,ll def not be treated the same, SOME MEMORIES NEVER FADE AND OLD LITTLETOWN WAS A GREAT LITTLE VILLAGE. probably mentioned in my Diary a number of Times.
Easy going Day in Wells Household, did my Ironing Duty while Wife got on with her housekeeping, all finished by Dinnertime hence Chilling to a bit of Teletime, no Visitors, just a relaxing Day with a few Choccies in between Times, Frys Choclate Cream, Turkish Delights SOD THE WEIGHT LOSS, I,LL START NEXT WEEK.
Son Poorly at the Moment, accidental bang on the Head about a Week Ago, been told to have plenty of Rest for a couple of Weeks hence Grandson at ours Today for Afternoon, i,d had my Walkabout this Morning hence was fit enough to cope with him while Wife was on her Duties Run in Car, hard work trying to keep him away from Biscuits but i had my Orders Fruit only till Mealtime I JUST ABOUT MANAGED, but it meant i could,nt have my Afternoon Break with Shortbread hmmm, RUDDY ORDERS.
If i,m missing from Page don,t worry, i will still be travelling through the Year with Probably MUCH OF THE SAME and enjoying everything thrown at me WELLLL MOST OF IT ANYWAY, i,ll be politely steered in the right direction by the Missus WELLL NOT ALWAYS POLITELY but i can at least use the WAT WAS THAT LUV , probably a few Trials and Tribulations to Counter but overall i should have served my Apprenticeship now for dealing with them, ALL THE BEST TO ALL MEMBERS/ SINCERELY YOURS ALFIE.