Thursday, 23 December 2010

Season's Greetings and an update on Mum

Life does get hectic sometimes doesn't it!

Firstly an update on my dear Mum. She had a successful operation for bowel cancer last week and is now back at home and doing rather well. She came home 5 days after her operation and doesn't need any further treatment, as far as we know at this stage. So that is extremely good news. She is remarkable to be doing so well at 88 and still keeping her sense of humour. Bless her heart.

Life is very busy though as you can imagine with Christmas preparations now speeding up. The weather is very trying with all the snow we have been having and we are just hoping that our daughter and grandaughter will make it to us on Christmas Eve.

So I would like to take this opportuniy to wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas and send you all the very best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year. I leave you with this lovely Christmas Carol.

Love and hugs to all. A xxx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

ABC Wednesday - W

W is for Windmill

This is Ashton Windmill, fairly close to where we live. The sails of this 18th century mill were damaged in a storm a few years ago but have now been repaired.

Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Wednesday team. For more looks at the letter W, please click here.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

ABC Wednesday - V

V is for Victory V Lozenges

Do you remember these lozenges. As a child I used to love the flavour of them and was delighted when I discovered them in a shop recently. I bought a few and the taste is exactly the same and brought the past flooding back.

However, now they make me cough!

Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbit and the ABC Wednesday Team. For more looks at the letter V, please click here.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

ABC Wednesday - U

Umm! What to do for this week - U. I have been unduly undecided until now. And given that I am still under pressure I decided to take the easy route and go with Umbrella.

I have several in various colours and size and that is simply because I have been caught out a few times in the pouring rain and had to buy another (whilst knowing I had others at home keeping dry). These are just two under which I manage to keep reasonably dry!

The smaller, red one, is an ideal size for popping into a fairly small handbag.

Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbit and her ABC Wednesday team, who host this each week. For more (interesting) looks at the letter U please click here.