Well, I am now separated, struggle financially, hate the cold weather, work long hours BUT
I have two sons who are my pride and joy and doing very well in their lives, I have a roof, a bed and food, loving family and friends, and I think of those in the world who are just struggling to find food and water and running from corrupt regimes and I feel the luckiest person. I wish everyone a happy and above all peaceful Christmas x
Message posted by Puddies on 11áDecemberá2011 at 12:10am - IP Logged
Angie redshoes - I really like that, leave him/her as she is, as long as she's well she can hop along happily with a male name! lol x
I've going to have a wonderful Christmas with all my animals including the husband. 2 grandkids & family, it will be fun! xx
Message posted by Kaffy on 11áDecemberá2011 at 12:41am - IP Logged
Spent part of yesterday with my great grand daughter who is now 17 months old and it really made me happy. She loved seeing all the balloons (baubles) that were around town and jiggled in her pushchair when she liked the Christmas music that was being played. She did not like seeing Father Christmas - her mother and grandmother were the same!
Message posted by Speedlampshade on 11áDecemberá2011 at 2:39am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by maureenandbrian on 10áDecemberá2011
A comment made by Bernard Manning when he knew he was slowly dying... "when I wake up I push my elbows out and if they dont hit wood I know Im still alive" and be grateful
AMEN to that!
Message posted by Billf on 11áDecemberá2011 at 7:55pm - IP Logged
I've had the weirdest year, full of peaks, troughs and changes. Emotional rollercoaster ride too (those who know me know why)
BUT... I'm not a glass half full gal... Despite everything that's happened, right at the moment my glass is full to the brim. I have my family, my health, wonderful friends, I'm solvent (just) and I have a lovely home in Corfu to come back to next summer. It would be churlish of me to be anything less
Message posted by Marisa on 12áDecemberá2011 at 4:30am - IP Logged
I am blessed with my first grandchild this July, a boy. My son & his wife have been married 10 years and she had three miscarriages, so he is a little miracle.
I have a lovely home in Cornwall with a kind, thoughtful man and a wonderful home in Corfu. In 2012 we will be in north west Corfu for 5 months! We are driving out with our two cats, Samos & Elli, and it will be an adventure. We have been taking them for trial runs in the car, so far they have been to Dartmoor and seen sheep and wild ponies (whilst in their travel cage) and seen the Tamar river and a large tame muscovy duck!
I have to be careful with finances now as I am a pensioner, I do voluntary work for a local charity which I enjoy. We are blessed by good health and yes very happy. As my 'motto' says 'it is always sunny above the clouds'!
Happy Chritmas and a happy and healthy new year to everyone.
Message posted by Angie_redshoes on 12áDecemberá2011 at 1:38pm - IP Logged
Great thread Angie, at last a positive thread, would like to add to it with my always half full glass that may empty soon but with a never ending bottle of optimism by its side no chance of any negativity from me. My life in Corfu is never dull, I am surrounded by one of the most beautiful vistas and wildlife that Europe has to offer and It is the season of goodwill!
Happy St Spiridon day, and happy Christmas with the healthiest New Year to all...
Message posted by Tina B on 12áDecemberá2011 at 11:11pm - IP Logged
Ahh congratualitions Sue and Dave on the new Grandson, busy Christmas for you then! What time do you manage to eat your dinner after seeing to your animals?
I was feeling not very festive but a weekend away with friends in the beautiful Lake District and our first Christmas dinner there soon put me in the mood. My daughter is 3 now so very excited about it all. Our tree has been decorated by her and doesn't look too bad, better than the colour coordinated designer ones anyway. Seeing the enjoyment it gave her I couldn't have said no that looks silly. I admit to 'leaky' eyes as she picked out some of the old baubles from my childhood, and even a couple from her Great Grandparents. What happy memories they bring back. I managed to hear the nursery children singing Away in a Manger at the play without my eyes leaking, but it took some doing with a bit of lip chewing. At least it will be dark at the Christingle so I can blub in secret.
It all reminds me of what a magical time Christmas can be seen through the eyes of a child, so yes other things in life could be a lot better, but I am looking forward to the rest of December. Only wish is that I could share it with my Sister and her family, hopefully we can next year.
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