Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Blown off for a bird

Well the old gal who got dumped by her family on Christmas Day finally blew my offer of Marks & Spencer nibbles out of the water in favour of a full Christmas dinner kindly cooked by another neighbour. This tickled me greatly, but I still went round laden down with a selection of goodies as well as Albert's 'slightly tainted" individual sherry trifle for her tea....at 82 her immune system could probably keep a small town on it's feet, I thought.
As it happened , when out with the dogs,I did spy a few more visitors knocking at her door in the late afternoon.....this also pleased me greatly
The Christmas spirit was alive and kicking in our small and wet neck of the woods


Ps
One of my more "individualised" Christmas gifts was a calendar from best friend Nuala, depicting "The World's Most Eligible HOT ROYALS!"
My favourite must be April's Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg
How very Downton


18 comments:

  1. No good turn goes unpunished, eh?

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  2. It sounds as though you have found a genuinely good place.

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  3. Paying into the Karma bank is always returned with interest John....and Maggie Smith in Downton is so so good!

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  4. Happy to see that Christmas brought the good out in your village.

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  5. You always perk me up, John! I'm 11 years shy of 80 and my family hasn't dumped me - they're just too darn far away! But we call and email, and yesterday I talked by phone to my daughter and my gorgeous 3-year old grandson. I last saw them 2 years ago so Henry doesn't remember me, but Diane and her mother-in-law both have pictures of me where Henry can see them. He knows my voice on the phone and calls me Gramma Ancy - I love it! I expect to be living 20 minutes from them before next Christmas. So - I know how it feels to be alone on Christmas day, and I think you and your fellow villagers who look after the "alone" people are just wonderful.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  6. As always you are too "sweet", who needs trifle when they have you around? xx

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  7. What a perfect gift!!!

    Good to know other people are stopping by. Kind hearts must be contagious.

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  8. Glad you are having a good week. Worked yesterday and it's amazing how many people bugger up their vision at Christmas. No champagne corks, no fist fights, just sheer bloody bad hygiene.

    Ear scratches to the dogs.

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  9. Small towns have it all over big town life.
    Hope you guys have a good end of year week. ♥

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  10. But, look at his dainty hands! He would not do well living the life of a Welsh farmer.

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  11. LOL! To the above comment by Ms Sparrow!!
    John, I hope 'word' doesn't get out about that tainted trifle!!

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    1. Jim, I suspect that putting the 'word' on the world wide web means it is out!
      John- at least you didn't get blown by said birrd. Heh

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  12. Reassuring news. The trifle was obviously the deciding factor!

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  13. Is there a phone number for Mr Luxembourg?

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  14. We turned down all offers in favour of a turkey curry at the local Indian restaurant. And very good it was too. Whoever knew that christmas pudding and pistachio kulfi would work together?

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  15. How nice it must be to live in a community. Somewhere that works together. Slightly jealous thoughts here.

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  16. Merry Christmas season to you and yours john! we had the neighbors over whose main house burned in the wildfire that damaged ours this year...shes from thailand and a buddhist, her hubby is a atheist and we are recovering catholics, so the best thing about a holiday is all of us love a good party and so we had one lol and they brought me elk steaks too! more parties in the future ;)!

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  17. I wonder if she realises how lucky she is to get some of Albert's trifle!

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