Friday, December 25, 2015


To all my blogging friends and acquaintances, including those with whom I don't keep in constant touch I sincerely hope you will all have a most enjoyable festive season.

I must apologise to those whose blogs I am not checking on weekly.  My age is definitely catching up with me and I find at times things get a little on top of me.  I do so appreciate the people who visit my blog regularly and they will never know how much I enjoy and look forward to their comments, no matter how brief.

At this time of year I think of family that are no longer with us, along with so many friends I have lost over recent years.  I still miss them all so very much but I am so very thankful I still have Phil, and my daughter and son-in-law who are so precious to me as are my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Today we will be enjoying our Christmas Day at our eldest granddaughter and grandson-in-law's home.  They have two little girls aged 3 and 7 and it is always great fun watching the excitement as they open their gifts.  Always wonderful to be with this little family of ours and the joy never lessens.  I will also be sharing my birthday with them in a week or so as daughter and son-in-law are shouting us all to dinner as they did for Phil earlier this month.  At our age it is so much more acceptable than gifts as we get to be with family again and who needs gifts in their 80s?  Bringing us all together again is the best gift I can ever have.


  1. A very happy Christmas to you, to Phil and to Candy.

  2. May you have a sparkly and bright Christmas Day and all the best in the New Year to come.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Mimsie, I hope the day is wonderful. And to have a family birthday dinner too, it's just the icing on the cake.

  4. Hari om
    Dearest Mimsie and Phil, thank you for your lovely Christmas post... I travelled back to UK on Christmas eve and type this to you at 7am on C/day here!!! As ours begins, so yours ends - I pray it was everything you anticipated and so much more. I too will be with my close family, then extended family over the weekend.

    May the sweetness of Love ever grace your days through 2016! Huggies from afar, YAM xx

  5. So nice to hear you are catching up with your nearest and dearest. It is good to do what pleases you the most at this time of year. By choice I don't do christmas and like to avoid the silly season as much as possible. Catching up with family in the new year is my idea of fun. Whatever floats your boat is the way to go.
    Enjoy the gatherings for these holidays and your birthday and may Candy relish every bite of her food treats.