Thursday, 5 December 2019

Lights

Lord
I went to bed before 6pm last night and woke up at 6.30 am this morning
I was tired and unwell
Dorothy was performing a rather frantic cross legged CPR before dawn in order to wake me
But I needed to sleep
Long and hard.

I am aware I've not seen much of the village, or indeed anyone but work people for days and days now, and so during a blustery and cold teatime Mary, Albert and I ventured out to blow away the cobwebs and to see the Christmas lights. Albert didn't last long, he returned home after the gales whistled hard through the Churchyard Yews , but Mary dug in and lowered her head against the wind, and like the terrier she is, she pushed on bravely with me as I pulled my scarf around my face.

We stopped first at the old police house who always put on a good show of lights and winter animals, they didn't disappoint but you have to venture up their drive in order to see everything!
The village Hall's impressive Christmas tree swayed madly and looked sweet  but the award for the best show must be awarded to Wendy and Mervin's covered Cherry tree
Simple but effective

I passed the Randa's bright little house in the centre of the village and it's cheerfulness reminded me that I need to buy the Randa girls some Christmas decorations .
It's a silly tradition that I've done for a few years now.
I would have led Mary all the way up high Street to look down on the village from above but the wind was gusting like mad and a Shepherd's pie in the oven was calling me gently.

As we turned down Bron Haul and headed back towards the Church
Mary quickened her pace towards home


43 comments:

  1. You paint a pretty picture. Glad you had a good nights rest. Get out an engage in the community, you will feel better.

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  2. The thing I find hardest about animals (and to be truthful, about my aging mother) is that there is never a break from the responsibility, never a chance to sleep as long as the body needs, never the choice to say "no" I can't do this today.

    I do like the little cherry tree. We have a similar little tree in our neighbourhood that is my favourite when it's lit up at Christmas time.

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  3. I bet you felt a bit better after some fresh air, even if the gale force winds messed up your lovely coiffure 🙃😉

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    1. I looked like ken Dodd when we got home

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    2. I wear a fake(I mean faux,as it sounds much nicer)fringe most days John and luckily it has stayed on-so far x

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    3. I look like Ken Dodd most days … well I've got slightly better teeth ;-)

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  4. "Mary quickened her pace towards home." How beautiful a phrase that is. I bet you enjoyed your shepherd's pie on a cold blustery December night. Pure comfort food. Hugs, Elaine

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  5. Barbara Anne8:32 pm

    What more seasonal that a walk in a blustery wind and a lovely, warm Shepherd's pie waiting for your arrival back home. Not to mention (but a tad early) "long winter's nap" that preceded the walk!

    What festive lights and I love the tradition you've kept up with the Randa girls. The ornaments you've given them will be on their Christmas trees forevermore.

    Your Christmas card from me won't win a prize but it left here last Friday.

    Hugs!

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  6. What a lovely walk. The gale winds here have kept me and my pug from a similar outing all week. Today it is almost dark now at 330 and the sand is blowing. Hard on puggy eyes.

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    1. I needed it , I was going stir Crazy

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  7. As usual you have painted such a lovely picture of your village John that I was with you all the way.

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  8. Hope you are feeling better today.

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  9. I like the randa family. any news about auntie glad?

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  10. Be inspired darling and get your own fairy out x

    Flis' "faux fringe" has me intrigued.

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    1. Yes it is very useful- it can be whipped out at a moments notice when my others need a bit more of an adjustment-very handy for a dog walker x

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    2. Whipping and Wigs. Flis you are an inspiration x

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    3. I bent down on holiday once Mavis,in a woodland to pick up a doggy poo and caught a lovely blonde one on a branch and it landed on the woodland floor-I put it in my dog bag as I had no mirror x

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    4. With or without the poo? 💩

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  11. Anonymous10:33 pm

    Do the dogs wear outdoor coats?
    I am interested in your opinion on this.
    It has become fashional and on trend, but what about the dog, do they actually want to wear (an extra) coat?.
    Don't try one on Albert though, he'll have you for breakfast!
    Tess xx

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    1. Dogs don't need coats
      Just a brisk towel after getting home

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    2. Anonymous10:55 pm

      That is as l believe as well Tx

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    3. Anonymous, there are other opinions about coats for dogs---My dog wears coats because it keeps him dry and I don't have a wet smelly dog in my house, on my white sofas. Plus the blowing sand is painful in high winds. Using a coat on small dogs is often recommended. Pugs do not mind wearing coats and sweaters, my dog even wears a tshirt or sweater sometimes indoors on cold windy days as the floors are cold and drafty. He seems happy. You could try a coat on your dog and see how it goes.

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    4. My Pug protests at wearing a coat. She also protests at going out in the rain. In fact there's not much that she doesn't protest at, including me giving her the wrong food that she demanded.

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    5. MM, pugs are very amenable to bribes. Except if you want them to potty when it's raining or icy.

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  12. It’s super cool you went out and checked the xmas lights out!
    I may have to follow your lead and go check lights. I’m partial to the clear ones. They look so very fairy tale!

    XoXo

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  13. it sounds like a wonderful walk in the village. i bet the sheperd's pie was good when you got back.

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  14. i could feel your loneliness in this post John.... very lonely indeed........

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  15. Good to blow a few cobwebs away, but not to get blown away yourself! The cherry tree lights are pretty

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  16. I think buying Christmas decorations is a lovely tradition, not silly at all.

    I've sent off a card today, hope you enjoy it:)

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  17. There is something about Christmas lights. Something magical and hopeful. Which all of us need.
    Unwell? I do hope you get better soon.

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  18. "Santa please stop here" is a common sign in this area. Did he accidentally leave them out last year?

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  19. Love the simplicity of those lights. I have just modified a Christmas card for you and will post it today.

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  20. It's late night shopping, carol singing and Santa on his Sleigh in our village tonight and it is blowing a hooley at the moment. It's extra pretty this year as in addition to the Christmas tree on the village green, some ladies have decorated beautifully ( someone has already stolen a garland from a bench )

    I have your Christmas card, will post it soon x

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  21. What was the shepherd's pie calling? "Coo-ee Johnny...come and get me big boy!" or "It's bloody hot in here! Let me out!" ?

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  22. A magical little description. Your gift of decorations is not sIlly. Those are some of the sweetest memories they’ll have.

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