We had our Christmas exchange today and neither of us had exceeded our budget.
tennerHubby had even bought Maggie a new ‘baby’ as in the Great Sort Out most of her toys had been disposed of and sadly the two favourites we’d kept have disappeared.
bone 2I anticipate we shall be finding Baby either tucked up in our bed or behind the cushions on one of the benches.

As for us, we have certain traditions.
It is tradition that Hubby gets a Chocolate Father Christmas, same as it’s tradition for me to have Ferrero Rocher (this year 2 packs of 4, one milk chocolate, the other white chocolate and coconut).
We ‘duplicated’ in the mugs department, mine having ‘Her Ladyship’ on it, and his simply a large blue and white one.
I also had a new ‘bag’ (read nightie/large tee shirt), and a beautiful red glitter rose which has been put in my vase of silk flowers that Hubby made for me in 1995.
He was pleased with his rigger gloves, small geometry set (last one seen before packing), a hand held sanding block (for those little jobs later), hand warmer, BIG Toblerone bar, and chocolate brazils.
sugar mouseAs a kid, Mum and Dad would always put sugar mice in our stockings.
They appear to be making a comeback, though at a price, no longer being only a few pence.
I found a traditional sweet shop during our Dash, but sadly I’d run out of money so couldn’t buy him a pipe from yesteryear as well.


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 Tradition

  1. I have never seen those sugar mice before, but they are super cute!

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