Throwback Thursday #69 – A Gift

Lauren and Maggie wish us all a Merry Christmas and the prompt this time, if we decide to write a post is ‘gift’.
I have been lucky with so many precious gifts, some costing only a few pence, and one in particular costing weeks of pocket money. That was a shire horse which I still have from over 30 years ago, and I remember the young lad apologising as he could not afford the cart that could go with it.

My niece made us this tree in 1990 as we only had a small house.It comes out of the box every year and has pride of place somewhere. The above picture was taken on the boat and it had to be moved every time I used the cooker as there was nowhere else for it.
Not only does it hold memories of the creator, now 40, but the ornaments thereon are bits of broken jewellery, an odd earring, a few strands of tinsel and chain, some old baubles and our paper fairy.Here it is on the bookshelf in the lounge here.

Hubby won Charlie at a fair on our first real date.
It’s a cloth bear, again something I still have, which sits on the chest of drawers with our revised Hug since our move to the boat and now here. Grandad is there of course.


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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19 Responses to Throwback Thursday #69 – A Gift

  1. Maggie says:

    Lovely, Di! I hope you have a love-filled and peaceful Christmas.

  2. murisopsis says:

    It isn’t the cost that makes the gift special!! Love the decorations on the tree!!

  3. Carol anne says:

    Its so nice that you still have the tree and the horse after all these years. Xx

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It’s always great when gifts have memories attached

  5. Clive says:

    What lovely memories, Di. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🎅

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    Precious gifts ineed.
    Merry Christmas Di.

  7. Hammad Rais says:

    This is so heartwarming 🙂

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