Sunday, 15 November 2020

Gwyrch Castle


My power is off
Candles are lit and the fire is already on.
So it’s perfectly human in the cottage
Luckily I put in turkey meatballs with risotto rice and pasata in the slow cooker this morning , so the food is warm and tasty and wholesome.
Winnie has joined us all on the couch from her spot on the reading chair and I’m watching 
I’m a celebrity get me out of here on my phone covered in dogs,
Gwyrch Castle looks beautiful I must admit 

I’m working Christmas Eve on night shift...I wonder what Christmas Day will be like  this year

Hey ho


25 comments:

  1. Wales and the castle do look beautiful ... sounds cosy chez John...x

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  2. Slow cookers are wonderful, though I recently purchased an all singing, all dancing instant pot with air fryer. Only tried out the air frying but so far and am impressed.

    Hugs to all the 4 footed ones.

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  3. Bah humbug about having to work Christmas Eve; the castle really looks amazing ....dinner sounds yum too. The fur babies must love being able to snuggle with you in the dark.

    Jo in Auckland

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  4. Winnie,Winnie,Winnie is such a good girl-bless the baby.I think Christmas shall be emotional for some but people will be mainly very kindly to one another x

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  5. You'll be busy, what with the hospice and delivering all those gifts. I've been a good boy. May I have some new driving gloves?

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    1. I will get you two and one slipper xxxx

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    2. Cheeky. I'll gift you a spanking x

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    3. John can't have a sore botty Mavis-you will have to rub some cream on it x

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  6. Your evening sounds pretty good.
    I am volunteering on the crisis line on Christmas Eve, and probably Christmas Day. I expect to be busy.

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  7. sounds romantic at home. snuggle up with the puppies! beautiful castle; how old is it?

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    1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwrych_Castle

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  8. I read something that said words to the effect of '2020 will give us a Christmas that finds us not so curious about what we are getting as much as grateful for what we have.'

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    1. I do hope you're right, Debbie. If it helps to calm the rather manic whirl that Christmas has become, a little good will have come of CV.

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  9. Quiet and relaxed, warm and sated. Relaxation at it's finest.

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  10. I don't think my phone would hold a charge for long enough to watch a film or long TV show. Why is the power out, is your internet / wifi back? We re having a storm too, high winds off the ocean.50 mph? I have all the candles out and dinner ready/ hot. Phone in charger--when the power goes here it can be out for days.

    lizzy x

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    1. I have a charger ( bought from Aldi ) which is useful
      My wifi was out too so I was on 4g

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  11. I do believe you will have a lovely Christmas. We will not be able to volunteer to serve at the Mission as we usually do and will be alone but intend for it to be good. Cutting down on the Christmas cards and increasing our overseas 'phone calls. A treat all by itself.

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  12. Power cuts are a pain if they last too long... we have three freezers! But, sitting in the evening, in front of the fire, with just candles and silence, is delicious. We should all do it more often. I'm sure you'll have a nice Christmas, John; just a little different maybe.

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  13. Barbara Anne4:32 am

    Gwyrch Castle looks amazing!
    Your cottage must be sweetly enchanting when lit only by firelight and candlelight.
    I've worked plenty of Christmas Eves and missed only one Christmas Eve 3p-11p shift when our first son decided to make his appearance well before schedule and come at 6a that morning. He'll be 41 this year.
    Slow cooker meals are the best when they greet you with a home that smells wonderful and food that's ready to eat when you arrive home from work.
    You and the family all snug in the sitting room... Sweet!

    Hugs!

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  14. The castle is beautiful all lit up like that. If you work Christmas Eve night shift I bet the drive home will be magical. I love the way the world feels early Christmas morning. Then you'll come home and sleep dreaming of sugarplums!

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  15. Can you actually see the castle from Trelawnyd? It looks beautiful.

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    1. Not from the village but from the hill overlooking the vale of clwyd a couple of miles west

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  16. If the castle is all lit up like that perhaps it's them that have taken all the power from the surrounding areas ;-)

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  17. No ! I used to work nights in a neonatal unit as a midwife. I preferred to work Christmas Eve, get it over with ! Rather than Christmas night and have it hanging over you all day . Used to sleep till lunch and then it was Christmas ! Xxx

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