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Twiddlemthumbs's Blog – December 2009 Archive (9)

Nana Clause sellotape and presents

The post office may have millions of parcels to deliver before christmas and we only have 5 children there partners and 4 grandchildren but busy is our house right now Nana Claus is up to her neck in wrapping paper sellotape and name tags and I am busy cooking the turkey for later on today.

Something magical happens on christmas eve and I get energy that I never knew I had ,it could be the snow we have had which will make this a white christmas it could be the thought our… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 24, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Christmas Tree

This year sheila and I decided we would have a real tree instead of an artifical one we are trying to be environmentally friendly not a cut down tree but one with roots which with a bit of luck and tender loving care we may be able to use in years to come, it may just be a pipe dream no idea how easy or hard it is to grow this type of conifer good question what type of tree is it, there is no label on no description nothing we bought it from… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 18, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Watch this space

It is true cat's can get anywhere this morning I pulled the front cover off on one of the drawers in our clothing chest off drawers, do not know my own strength at times or just heavy handed as the wife often tells me.

I have managed to stick the pieces together with hard as nails hope that does it, fingers crossed a small prayer might help as well.

In the meantime smudge who as you know is a curious about everything… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 17, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

White as snow

When I was young many many Moons ago winters use to be really hard like the one just before I was born in 1947 my grandad told me some years later the snow came half way up the back door, way back then things were a bit different no supermarkets not too many cars not that they could go anywhere.

Grandad said all the neighbours pulled together and helped one another with coal, wood and food no central heating in those days he said it was touch and go for many families, the second… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 17, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Testing times 2

0ur car is 14 years old Peaguet 306 gift from out eldest son 6 years ago, being 14 years old we expect a few problems from time to time like me the older, the older you get more of your parts get worn out that's life but not as we know it Jim, the wife took me out yesterday this is the first time in weeks I have felt well enought to venture out a bad cold/flu really knocked the stuffing out of me so we thought a bit of fresh air would do me good.

I managed to hoble around the Telford… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 13, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Trying times

Our eldest daughter flies abroad in an hour she is going with friends we know she will be ok but it does not stop you worrying our eldest son has packed his job in after 10 years more worry I know as parents we should not worry well not show it, but surely that is what being a parent is all about, it is fine when your childen decide to fly and leave the nest which has been there home for 15/16/17/18 years but little thought is given to the parents left to pick up the pieces the empty space left… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Brrrrrrrr Jack Frost Stopped Here

Let the cat out at 4am well tried too she took one look at the frosted over garden and she turned tail and ran back upstairs perhaps she was trying to tell me something for there I am standing in the doorway no socks jst slippers and my boxer shorts sorry about the description not the sort of thing to discuss in front of the kids, cold air blowing staight into the house nose geting red and the cat is no where to be see.

To say the frost took me by surpise is not an exageration I… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 11, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Wake up love

6.20am finally manage to get myself out of bed get dressed not knowing I have the slippers on my wrong feet well this time in a morning it takes my brain a while to warm up, step over the cat who is sleeping beneath the radiator, eyes twitching she is off chasing mice's in her sleep finally get downstairs put the living room light on walk into the kitchen do the same also put on the central heating to warm up the house so it is nice and cosy when the wife get's up switch the kettle on, always a… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Dawn Chorus

When I got up at 4am this morning to let the cat out birds were chirping away in the conifer trees overhanging our garden guesss when theu saw the cat sneak out the alarm bells started, never seen our cat catch a bird she only has one long tooth not 4 in her mouth she was a stray cat for 12 months so I guess someone took a swipe at her but she is safe now living with us we look after her the best we can


Here she is stretched out near… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 8, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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