Friday, 22 December 2017

Christmas 2002

Our old dining room in Sheffield


This time last year I posted my most popular post
http://disasterfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/christmas-1985.html
Something resonated with Going Gently readers ( or google perhaps) and I had 2500 unique visits to this a sad tale of a lonely psychiatric patient at Christmas 1985
I can't match that story , even so  believe me when I say I've had some equally sad and moving experiences when I was nursing over the Yuletide season
So tonight I will share with you my best Christmas memory
It was a simple few moments on Christmas Morning back in 2002
A simple few moments I shall always remember
I had Christmas Off ( a bloody rarity ) with The Prof and after a posh breakfast  and gift swapping we were sat in our dining room on a tiny sofa in the window warmed with weak morning sun. The Prof gave me a hug of thanks for his very expensive gift ( not!)  when our dogs Finlay ( a Welsh terrier very much like William) and Maddie- a bad tempered Scottie both dived on top  of us not wanting to be left out of the celebrations and for that moment as dogs , husband to be and I hugged in one big fat mess,  I realised that  I was truly loved ........and truly home . 

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  1. And that's what it's all about.

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    1. I know I give him a hard time sometimes but this has to be said x

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  2. so sweet! it's all we want and need. have a very merry xmas john, prof and all the furries and feathered ones!

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    1. And sending our love back to u x

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  3. Awwwwww...it was the pups that gave the seal of approval. A DoG's heart is true.

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  4. A perfect memory to hug to yourself. And it has made my eyes a little sweaty.

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    1. We often forget such moments

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  5. The small moments on a small sofa. It is everything that matters. Merry Christmas.

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  6. That's a beautiful memory to cherish always.

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    1. Debra have a lovely holiday season xxxx

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  7. This touched a place in my heart which has been quite tender recently.
    These moments are what matters. These moments are what love is made of.

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    1. Happy Christmas ms moon x

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  8. And that is IT in a nutshell . . .
    Nothing better . . . than the little things, cherished moments.

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  9. Wow. What an incredibly sad post. And she is only one of many. There are those out there worse off than she.

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  10. Your new kitchen is fabulous! I've tried 3 times to write kitchen correctly, ha , ha. Have a lovely Christmas celebration.

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  11. Merry Christmas to you and all the gang! Hugs all around.

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  12. A beautiful feeling to have, John. All the best over the holidays to you and the Prof and all the furred and feathered ones.

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  13. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May you continue to experience that great loving feeling of 2002. Peace, joy, love and well being.❤️🙏

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  14. And THAT is what Chistmas, and indeed life, is all about ❤

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  15. I hope this Christmas is just as happy for you all, John.

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  16. Life truly at it's best. May this and every Christmas continue to reflect love, life, warmth and home for you both and your special furry children. Merry Christmas.

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  17. Enjoy the holidays. You are loved and where you belong. All the best to you and yours.

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  18. If only the rest of the year could learn something from Christmas. Have fun in the new kitchen; just in time!

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  19. What a wonderful feeling to have, to be loved especially with the furry ones.
    Merry Christmas to you all. I hope my card made it to Wales.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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  20. Love is the only thing that matters in the end. Merry Christmas John.

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  21. Life's greatest gift is to love and be loved in return. If we are lucky enough to share true love, we are fortunate indeed. Happy Christmas to you all. X

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  22. It's funny how some of our best memories are such simple feelings of contentment,love and fulfillment!

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  23. What a wonderful priceless memory, and so deserving to someone who gives out such a lot of himself to those in need of help. x

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  24. A wonderful moment in time. Happy Christmas x

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  25. Those memories live in our hearts forever.

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  26. Thank you for sharing that memory with us. It's lovely. have a great Christmas xo

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  27. How lovely, merry Christmas.

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  28. Hugs with your loved ones and time together are precious moments. Happy Christmas. x

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  29. I'd never read your 1985 Christmas story ~ it poignantly reminds me of how blessed I am, while bringing tears to my eyes.

    Merry Christmas! That sofa isn't tiny ~ it's cozy. Sweet memory.

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  30. What a sweet and tender moment. Thank you for sharing it with us, John... And best holiday wishes to you and your gang!

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  31. It's funny how dogs react to people hugging. Whenever Dave and I hug, Olga runs up to us and jumps up, not wanting to be left out!

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  32. A lovely perfect moment is to be remembered. May you have many more of them in the coming years.

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  34. That's a lovely story John a house is not a home without the love of a dog or two, hope this Christmas will bring more happy memories that you can look back on. I always look at life as a bunch of memories and may we all have more good ones than not, cheers margo

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  35. It's those simple moments that stir up the strongest emotions.

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