My girls well the twins Ashleigh (in blue dress) & Danielle (in grey top) have their own Christmas tradition. They began about 5 years ago with their friend Amy, to have a phot with Santa taken. It makes me smile, sometimes they seem so grown up, so independent and so I don't know is the word I'm looking for old or what, you know kind of to big for Christmas. And then off they go and get their Santa photo taken, it's so sweet. Last year when the girls were in the UK for 8 months, they missed out on their Santa photo with Amy, that's when her and Will her boyfriend had their photo taken with my rag dolls, dressed in the Santa hats pretending to be Ashleigh and Danielle it worked I guess, but still a shame the girls missed that year. I really like that they have their own traditions, they also get together, which they did last weekend and watch the movie Elf. They love it, it is funny. It's important to have traditions, something to root us to certain times of the year, to memories of things, something to bring back memories of years gone by, to somehow retain a link to the past. These days everything seems to be made to last a few years be thrown away and then go buy a new one. In the past things were made to last and to even be handed down generation to generation. Ade and I have been married 28 years this coming March, we bought a refrigerator when we married and it just stopped working a few weeks ago. Now that's lasting a long time. Ha ha. It looks old, and admittedly it's been our party fridge for quite some time now, up in the shed in the back yard, ready to be filled with those extras, watermelons, salads, bottles etc., now what will we do? The refrigerator we are using now is about 7 years old maybe, and already I have had to get a new motor and fan put in it, not as well built as in the good old days hey! I have had in the past few years a, well I don't know if you'd call it a tradtion but I began making my own bon bons, maybe you call them crackers for the Christmas table. We would decorate them ourselves, well we did for a few years when the girls were a little younger and I would buy a little gift to go in them. Earings or a necklace, keyring for the men, just something little to make it a bit more exciting. Always the paper hat and the corny joke, a bon bon isn't a bon bon without the hat and joke. But I don't know this year I just don't feel up to it. It's hot, really hot at the moment and I just can't seem to get into the Christmas spirit. I'm with Char ladies, lords and birds beware. I'm in a Christmas funk, yuk and I don't like it.
So I better throw in a little Christmas joke here I think......before I go all bah humbug on everyone...
What's the best thing to give your parents for Christmas?
A list of everything you want!
Why is it so cold at Christmas?
Because it's in Decembrrrr!
What kind of Christmas tree comes from Hawaii?
"O Tanning Palms"!
What do wild animals sing at Christmastime?
Jungle bells, jungle bells, jungle all the way!
What's the favourite Christmas Carol of new parents?
Where do mistletoe go to become famous?
Ok okay don't boo me out of the house, corny I know, but you have to admit a little funny too!!! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.