Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas prep


Today has been a day for normality.
Cleaning the kitchen, getting Christmas cards planned ( I have usually written and sent mine by the start of December!) and organising small, inexpensive gifts.
Traditionally I send small, sweet Christmas decorations to a couple of friends and to my mother in law every December...so these need to go off too, ..........
There is a chill in the air today too, the first time I think it has felt really cold....... Auntie Glad, back from a week's holidays caught me in the centre of the village and held my hand kindly and tightly as she mentioned my brother......
"Get inside Gladys" I told her" you'll catch a chill!"
"Oh I don't mind the cold" she said brightly "it kills the bugs!!!"

39 comments:

  1. John, Who would have thought you'd be such a lovely mover! It must be all that goose dodging you have to do. You really made my day. x

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  2. Aaaargh! Aaaargh! My eyes! My eyes! What has been seen cannot be unseen!

    I sent a Christmas Card once but I don't think the Queen got it (she made no mention in her speech, anyway).

    Never cleaned a kitchen though. You're on your own as far as that goes.

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  3. He doesn't dodge a good goosing, Elaine, We Jib Jabbed ourselves (elves) last year, and the results are like a Hammer Horror.

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  4. Fabulous John and just to lower the tone have you seen the farting carol by Jib Jab?
    Jo xx

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  5. this was an old video
    but I kind of liked it

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  6. Wonderful to see...

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  7. Get the mulled wine bubbling, get the sprouts on!

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  8. Love that, John. Fabulous. xx

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  9. LOL my Dad used to say that about a good frost :-D

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  10. You're adorkable! Loved it.

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  11. Gee, I would love to have one of those days!!! lol

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  12. I love Auntie Glad and I love the traditional Welsh Christmas video.

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  13. If only the cold really DID kill all the bugs! Unfortunately, they'll be back with the warmth of late spring.

    I'm going to try the video with my DOG's...

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  14. That's great, and all the dancing is really keeping you in trim, I've never seen you look so slender!

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  15. Brilliant. And that is just the expression Chris would have during the whole thing! mx

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  16. tee hee on the video...

    Wonder if Aunt Gladys would like to be my neighbor? :O)... I would so take her :O)

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  17. Hahahahaha!!!!!
    That was great, John. Thank you! :)

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  18. Who was the clean shaven chap in the video clip? Far more handsome than the other two!

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  19. Loved it! You dance quite well John! ;-)

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  20. Why do you both look so "el'F'in" serious??
    Jane x

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  21. You've got moves!

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  22. Gladys is right, cold does kill the bugs.

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  23. glad to see you still have my favorite chicken picture up! nice to see some Christmas cheer. keep the mittens on and keep the critters warm. sorry i've been absent - things not so good in my neck of the woods past several months. coming out of the cave, though.

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  24. Love it !
    You're quite the dancer :)
    X

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  25. Elf-n-softy?

    Don't spend too much time on the kitchen John, it's coming up to the season of messiness; do it on Jan 1st.

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  26. I loved your photo selections for your elf production! One goofy John and one droll John! xoxoxoxo

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  27. Gad you are enjoying the holiday season a bit, John. It's tough losing someone at this time of year. I remember going through this when my FIL died just before CHristmas last year.

    You make a splendid elf!

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  28. Gad you are enjoying the holiday season a bit, John. It's tough losing someone at this time of year. I remember going through this when my FIL died just before CHristmas last year.

    You make a splendid elf!

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  29. John, every time you mention Auntie Glad the word scones immediately pops into my mind.

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  30. Good to have you back John and to hear your local stories. As usual, our local Post Office has run out of second class stamps - always a sign that the last posting day is fast approaching.

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  31. You make a delightful elf. Perfect attire for baking cookies, too.

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  32. I'm with Auntie Glad. Now that the cold weather (for South Texas) has arrived, the scorpions are gone. Whew! (Connection not cooperating, video to be viewed later.)

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  33. People like my 89 year old mum aren't too bothered by the cold, as they were brought up in homes without central heating. It's us pampered younger folk who complain vociferously and keep cranking up the radiators.

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  34. In deed!

    A little normalcy never hurt anyone. And yours is well deserved. I like you shoes in the video.

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  35. Nifty footwork! SP

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  36. Oh I am so glad you posted this again, I do love it! Thank you for the LOL on a Monday!
    Good ole Auntie Glad!

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  37. LOL WOOHOO John and Chris...loved the hoedown! Hey I have a couple of cowboy hats...boots ..one set of spurs and a lasso if you'd like to borrow them for your next show ;)

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