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.
Lovely, Di! I hope you have a love-filled and peaceful Christmas.
Thanks Maggie. You too
It isn’t the cost that makes the gift special!! Love the decorations on the tree!!
Its so nice that you still have the tree and the horse after all these years. Xx
The horse is particularly precious as I know how hard he saved to buy it for me.
It’s always great when gifts have memories attached
I have a lot of those.
What lovely memories, Di. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🎅
You too Clive.
Precious gifts ineed.
Merry Christmas Di.
You too Glyn.
This is so heartwarming 🙂