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.
Just a Visit to wish all Members All the Best during this Isolation Period, got to state it,s my Second Week now and not once has the Wife threatened me with frying Pan, She,s only lost Her cool with me once AND THAT ONLY LASTED AN HOUR , Kids have been brilliant for dropping required items off on Doorstep, but Wife had planned ahead hence don,t require much, even Younger Neighbors have knocked on Window on way Past to see if we required Anything.I,ve def missed my Walkabouts but doing Exercise in Garage to ensure i,m fit for Grandkids when we get through this, don,t want to loose My SUPER GRANDAD Title. I,ve been keeping up to Cleckheaton News via Facebook and COMMUNITY SPIRIT has been great, just an example 94 YEAR OLD MAN, ALLOWED TO GO TO FRONT OF QUE AT TESCOS , SECUIRITY HELPED HIM WITH SHOPPING, HE STATED HE,D FORGOTTON HIS PHONE FOR RINGING FOR A TAXIE, CHAP NEARBYE STATED HE,D GIVE HIM A LIFT HOME, SECUIRITY CARRIED HIS SHOPPING TO CAR, DURING THE RIDE HE MENTIONED TO GOOD SAMARITAN THAT IT WAS HIS WIFES 90TH ON THE WEDNESDAY, , ON THE WEDNESDAY A KNOCK ON DOOR , HE SAW THE GOODS SAMARITANS CAR LEAVING AND ON OPENING DOOR SAW ON STEP A BIG BUNCH OF FLOWERS FOR HIS WIFE.
Wifes been Knitting while i,ve just been Chilling over this Weekend, missing Kids and Grandkids dropping in and you can hardly hear a pin drop around us, Weird Feeling ie never known such as this in My Lifetime, but hey we were Playing the Golden Oldies last Night and having a Quiz on Singers , no cheating ie just popped the CDs on without checking list of Songs, Country and Western last Night RUDDY HARD WORK REMEMBERING SINGERS, got to give credit to Wife She was the higher scorer, mind You i did state WEEELLLL FEMALES NEVER FORGET ANYTHING, i got that stare that meant TRED CAREFULLY.
Hello Bob - good to see you and thanks for your good wishes. Yes, everything is a bit strange at the moment but it was so good to hear about the elderly gent at Tesco's - there are some very nice folk around. Just hope that you and yours stay safe and well - take care, Kim.
Just a short visit to check all Members are in good Spirits Kim, hope Your Smiling through, as of yet Myself and Wife are not doing to bad ie CROCKERY INTACT ha ha, Community Spirit around My Area has been brilliant to see, but i def miss My Walkabouts, i,ll bet Daughters Dogs wonder whats happened to Me, they,ll def be missing the Treats i used to bring them, but i get regular updates and Photos sent via E/Mails plus Wife brings up Face Time on her Phone, i,m def going to have to learn to use a Phone. Off to do a bit of Exercise now, need to keep the Body in working order, KEEP SMILING THROUGH MEMBERS.
Thanks Bob - yes I am still smiling and it's good to know that you and Pam are not hurling the crockery at each other (lol). Gets a bit boring sometimes as I live alone but just have to get on with it - do get lots of phone and email contact with family which is good. I'm not into mobile/smart phones either and I keep getting nagged about it by my daughter !! All good wishes, Bob, you keep smiling too !!!
Wifes got us doing Laps of the Garden, YOU NEED TO DO YOUR WALKING hmmm, i do an Hours exercise every Afternoon but She states YES BUT THATS NOT FRESH AIR WHEN YOUR DOING IT IN GARAGE, got to admit i,m quite enjoying it.
Day 11 of Isolation and still no bust up,s and they say Miracles don,t Happen, did our Laps of Garden this Morning, bit Chilly but Refreshing, a few duties around House, Mine Ironing Wife Vaccing and Dusting, Youngest Daughter dropped our Shopping off and gave us a Wave as they Left , theres a few occassions that i,m def going to Miss this Month that we,d made arrangements for ie Birthdays and Weekends Away, but wat the eck, Health at the moment more important and Somehow keeping Sane.
Another great Clapping and Cheering for NHS AND OTHER SERVICES last Night around Spen Valley , even heard a Rendition of WE,LL MEET AGAIN. MIGHT BE DIFFICULT TIMES BUT COMMUNITY SPIRIT DEF HAS NOT WANED, stopped watching Media ie DOOM AND GLOOM BRIGADE, i,m obeying Instructions and telling Kids and Grandkids to ensure they do Same, no Stress in Wells Households, still keeping Spirits up, enjoying time with Wife and still obeying Her Gardening instructions but still biting My tounge at times IE if we Fall Out i,ve no Backup to turn to.
Hi Bob - your family seem to be going along just fine and you do seem to have a wonderful community spirit there too. You are so right about the doom and gloom brigade, not something anyone wants to keep on viewing, gets rather depressing after a while. We all know what's going on so just have to stick to the guidelines and be sensible. I should have been at my son-in-law's birthday party right now but that's a no-go, such a shame. Take care and stay safe.
We,ll All def miss some Special Times this Year Kim, Wife and i were looking forward to a number of Special Breaks laid on by the Family, but like i stated to them WE,LL GET THROUGH THIS AND MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME, Tonight is Dance Night ie Golden Oldies a couple of Bevvies and Sweeping Wife off Her Feet, WEEEELLLLL A GOOD SHUFFLE AROUND AT LEAST ha ha, KEEP SMILING FOLKS.
Bit of Bollan Boogie last Night with Wife and YES A COUPLE OF TOTS, Wife laughing at My Slipper Shuffle, but wat the eck it keeps us Sane ha ha , Daughter bringing Her Ironing this Morning, leaving it on Doorstep and Shouting through Window TRYING TO ENSURE YOUR KEPT BUSY DAD hmmm, i,d already been out early in Garden Watering and Trimming ie ALWAYS BUSY, bit of Exercising at Three o Clock to ensure i,m still capable of further Duties in store for Me ie Wifes got a List.
Another busy Day, i reckon this Isolations great for the Wife ie BOBS GOT NO EXCUSES, certainly no boredom for Me IT,S NOT ALLOWED, GARDEN IS DEF LOOKING GREAT AND GARAGE LOOKS A LOT BETTER AFTER CLEANOUT, lets see what Tomorrow brings.
Still Sweating Away, more Tasks well done, getting credit for not moaning when asked to help, WATS THE USE, IT,S NOT AS THOUGH I CAN SAY I,M JUST GOING DOWN TO THE DOGS, Luvvly Day hence cooling off a couple of Times to a refreshing cold drink, sat in garden chairs facing Sun, I,M DEF GOING TO GET A GOOD SUN TAN, don,t think we,ve spoke so much as a Couple in a long Time and still no squabbles, WOW.
Def enjoying My Gardening Time with Wife, somehow at the moment the Air seems Fresher and the Amount of Birds, Butterflys ect has certainly doubled, Wife was Painting Garden Stove and Metal Gates while i Supervised, in Afternoon she was Watering top of Banking plus Rockery while i Supervised, i,m getting quite good at Supervising, i had to break off for an hour to do some training, then rejoined Her with a cold drink in Hand, i,d have brought one out for Her but She looked so busy i did,nt want to disturb hence relaxing in a Chair and Spectating
One of My Son in Laws 40th Today, Daughter had laid on a Surprise which She,d booked last Year ie Weekend away in a Pod, or to Me IGLOO HA HA, she,d arranged a Meal and all the Trimmings to make it Special, Sadly the Virus put paid to iT, but wat the ell He,ll still have an enjoyable Time at Home with His Wife and Son, Wifes baked His Cake and put it in Tin ready for Daughter to pick up any time now ie He,d especially asked for Wife to Bake Him One, CUSTOM. Excuse the wording on Balloons ie A YOUNG UN THING.
Third Week of Isolation completed and still no Arguements, DON,T TALK TO SOON BOB ha ha, Another rewarding Day, keeping up with our forty laps of Garden plus exerciseand Younger Neighbors on way past to Tescos knocking on Window to see whether we require Anything BLESS EM. Had to laugh last Night when we were awaiting to go out to Clap for NHS and others giving there All for our benifit, i stated the whole Street would be out, She stated most but not All, She bet Me a Tenner, WHAT SHE DID,NT KNOW WAS THAT I,D PUT IT ON A FACEBOOK PAGE I RUN AND NEARLY ALL MY NEIGHBORS ARE ON IT, hence Everyone out clapping and cheering, I HAD TO OWN UP BEFORE SOMEONE DROPPED ME IN IT, plus She,d have had it back eventually.
Enjoyable Barbie from Five o Clock with a couple of Cocxktails WIFES CONCOCTION, 6.30 couple of Games of Darts, now going to listen to Golden Oldies with a few Tots for lubrication, HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT WHEN THERES ONLY TWO OF US, def missing Family.
Eldest Daughter sent a couple of Photos of one of Grandsons having His Haircut via His Dad, on seeing them Wife stated I CAN DO YOURS IF YOU WANT, not ruddy likely ie I,VE NEVER FORGOTTON A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO WHEN SHE CUT IT AND ON LOOKING IN MIRROR SAW THE REFLECTION LOOKING BACK WAS MO FROM THREE STOOGIES FAME, never again, . Heres Grandsons, not to bad.
And Yourselves Raymond, strange times but we,ll get through it, Our 47th Anniversary Today , opening all the Cards but thinking NO SPECIAL FAMILY TEA THIS EVENING, Something we,d always done, but thanks to Phone and Computer they,ll still Celebrate it with Us.I have to Laugh ie few Days before i get Messages from Kids YOU HAVE,NT FORGOTTON IT,S YOUR ANNIVERSARY HAVE YOU DAD hmmmm AS IF, Wife would certainly put me in Lockdown if i did.