Ever Hopeful

Here we are in December, so C.D. is not that far away.
Normally at this time of year all presents are packed, and any needed to be posted are on their way.
We put our decorations up on Christmas Eve, but with the Great Sort Out, our Christmas in a box was one of the things to go.
Digital CameraThis year is going to be different.
As we haven’t got room inside, Hubby is thinking of decorating the outside of the boat. The one in the Marina looks beautiful with its shimmering blue waterfall, and the reindeer and polar bears decked out in white twinklies.
One of the houses has lights in their garden, but try as we might, we couldn’t work out if it’s a work in progress or actually meant to be something as it’s just strings of red and green flashing bulbs.

Wherever we have lived, there have always been some kind of festive external house decorations, from a simple Santa climbing a chimney to full Nativity Scenes and winter landscapes.
In later years, some have been so OTT they are blinding in their complexity and close proximity.

My niece gave us a Christmas Tree over twenty years ago. It stands no more than twelve inches high and is decorated with odd earrings, broken necklace chains and thin tinsel. We’ve kept it all these years and it will have pride of place somewhere within the boat.
So far, we have received two Christmas cards, and they (with any others) will be stuck to the walls with white tac as we have no window sills or shelves to put them on.

I am hoping to get down to see my Mum in the next couple of weeks.
happy birthdayI have parcels for my great great nephew who will be a year old on Christmas Day, and for 2 great nieces (they’re cousins) aged 3 and 14. Nothing expensive, just a token as Christmas is really for kids.
I also have a gift for Mum, and something for my sister, together with a large tin of posh biscuits for the rest of the family when they visit her over the Holidays.
xmas dinnerIt would be nice if we were invited down, rather than ask if it’s convenient to visit.
Not for Christmas (we have other plans) but just for a day, to be able to enjoy a family dinner together instead of a rushed visit, out for lunch and then home again.

Somehow, I don’t think it will cross anyone’s mind to ask.
tree and lights


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Ever Hopeful

  1. Aw, Christmas is not just for kids. It is supposed to be a time of togetherness and breaking bread in honor of the Big Man’s Son. At least that is how I celebrate it. Darn, if you were here you’d be invited to our house. Comfy clothes and slippers are a requirement, and a good cup of tea and conversation is a must.

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