FOWC with Fandango — Relative

Fandango’s choice today is RELATIVE.

As in something being relative to a plot, ie related and relevant, or relative as in family relations?
Photo: five generations of my family over thirty years ago

Christmas is the only time I have contact with my ‘full’ family.
My list is getting shorter, and I think we’ve probably got more friends that relatives now.
I have an uncle and aunt left on my Dad’s side, and an uncle left on my Mum’s. The cousins, distant or otherwise disappeared off my radar decades ago.
It’s so easy to lose touch which is why I add a newsletter to my cards to let family know we’re still around and what we’ve been up to over the past twelve months.
Last year was our first Christmas here, so a change of address went in with the cards too.
We didn’t hear from everybody though.

I bought some Christmas tags yesterday, but have no intention of using them on parcels as they will make beautiful centre pieces for my cards when I make them next year.
Yikes.
2018 isn’t over yet and I’m planning for Christmas 2019! Does that count as being relative?

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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12 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Relative

  1. Sadje says:

    We do lose touch with cousins and extended family over the time.

  2. It seems I get less and less card in the mail every year

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    We have felatives, but none who really relate to us. We are always on our own at Christmas, a d to be truthfulvwe try to ignore it. It is how we cope best? I live how you keep everything simple pensituvity x

    • I hate complicated and Hubby introduced me to KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) early on in our relationship. We love our Christmases having kicked the family politics into touch years ago. My brother in NZ is the only one who really keeps in touch. We put up a tree and decorations, have a special dinner and exchange silly gifts from our ten pound dash. Maggie will also have a special dinner and a new Baby, Other than that, it’s a normal day with normal things and dog walks.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Sounds nice. Christmas for me had terrible memories, so zi do prefer to forget it. It’s hard, because it is everywhere, but no poinr in truggering bad stuff. Wenused to go climbing mountains but we can’t do that any more, so we will probably find an isolated field and listen the the burdies. They don’t bother with Christmas lol

      • Listening to birdsong is a lovely thought Lorraine,

      • blindzanygirl says:

        It is indeed. We do it every day if we can

      • Once we’ve got the new feeder up, I’m hoping to have more feathered visitors to our garden.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        That sounds lovely. We have loads of coal tits in our willow tree and s robin and our gutter cleaner found a swallows nest under our eaves

      • We think we have a swallows nest under our eaves too as we saw them dipping in and out, but couldn’t find a hole!
        We put up a tit box and robin nesting box earlier in the year so they should have lost that ‘human’ smell. Tits nest in next door’s tree, so we may be lucky. We have blackbirds and saw a couple of babies this year.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Aww. Lovely

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