Sunday, 27 December 2009

How was it?

So how was your Christmas?

If you're like me (and I really hope that you're not,) I'll be glad when it's all over.

Now I don't want to sound like Scrooge or anything like that, I just really hate getting out of routine.

My lower back is aching for sitting around a little too much and I do tend to lose my discipline and put on some extra pounds, which for me is slightly disappointing.

However apart from that I'm truly grateful in having all my friends and family close by and in good health, for that I must be thankful.

Hope you had a good one.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Eve

Today it's Christmas Eve, yes there's snow on the ground (although it's now beginning to melt away slowly.) I can't remember many 'White' Christmas's in my lifetime, however there was just one that comes to mind when I was a very young boy.

I must have been approximately ten years old on this particular Christmas Eve (1970). I recall my father and myself walking down to our local town centre to pick up two brand new bicycles for my twin sisters.

Just as we were about to leave the house, quite unexpectedly it started to snow. I remember my eyes being transfixed to the dark sky, watching every single white snow flake fall effortlessly to the ground.

The magical event illuminated my emotions so much that I can still vividly see myself, leaning against the front room window of our house, my hot breath misting the cold glass, patiently watching as if I'd never ever seen snow at all before.

I don't know if it was the fact of seeing those large flakes hitting the ground, or just being with my dad trudging through those wintry conditions, fulfilling my duty to bring back those brand new bikes for my sisters. Whatever it was, one things definitely for sure it was one of the best Christmas Eve's I will ever have.

The memory was very simple, very personal, and one that I have to say will stay with me for the rest of my days.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Merry Christmas

The best thing about having a daughter who is a designer, she can produce great looking material such as the e-card above.

Well I hope you like it. - I believe that the e-card not only looks really professional, it's also helping to protect the environment by saving paper etc. and another good thing that its free to send to people all around the globe.

And to you, my very special reader (as you maybe the only reader of this blog) I would sincerely like to wish you - like the card says - a very Merry Christmas and a
Succesful 2010.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Who's That Behind Me!

Today I was just browsing through some of our photo's that were taken on our visit to Paris in October when I noticed this particular creature sitting behind me.

The strange thing is - I never saw the ape before until just today, when I noticed I just fell about laughing - It just cracked me up !