It is catching up time.

More things get done and sorted at this time of the year, mostly over a short period coming up to Christmas. whether you are a believer or not it is hard not to get caught up in the spirit of Christmas. it's temporary goodwill rarely lasting beyond the Christmas season, sadly like the temporary truce at Christmas during the 14 -18 war when Fritz and Tommy played a friendly football game followed by killing each other on Boxing day.
Although we are already geared up for any onslaught of visiting friends and relatives; however,  it seems unlikely to happen being our progeny all have their own small tribes and followers to make merry with and the distance between us can be a trial if one travels at this point in time.
I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas;that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas gifts is a nightmare to weary bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; And that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with goodwill and cheerfulness
.Fortunately  We/I have fulfilled our moral obligations. to our loved ones and friends and are now ready  for the outcome of Christmas whatever it may be.

Wishing you all a Merry and Peaceful Christmas.
 Vest .... Daily Gaggle.... back soon.


I hope that Christmas is kind to you. And the New Year as well.
Amy... Swansea. said…
Vest , it would appear you are not happy with your lot and being a scrooge and a miserable old sod at times you dont have many nice things to say about chrismas. never mind it will be all over soon.
Vest said…
Folks<: Amy is the emaciated old 'Bag Lady'from Swansea, NSW.
In the forties Amy was the imp of Christmas who sat on mens laps in back alley clubs and charged a bob a knob.
In later years when a Quid was a Quid she charged fourpence halfpenny for a handshake and a Zac or a tanner for a Woof Woof.
Her mailing address is the mens dunny at any RSL club.
Vest said…
Elephants Child; Thank you dear lady for your kind wishes. x.
Vest said…
I am now waiting to see my local doc at 1150 tomorrow together with the results of blood and urine and 3 different episodes at the Xray dept on my miscellaneous internal body parts. Worry worry.
War records UK. said…
Hobbit Author found in our Hospital Records

Did you know that The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings might owe their existence to an insect? While transcribing name records for our MH106: ‘Military Hospitals Admission and Discharge Registers World War 1’ collection, a member of our Data Entry Team came across a familiar name: J R R Tolkien! It seems that the iconic author, who served with the 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers at the Somme in the Great War, was referred to No 11 Casualty Clearing Station from the 75th Field Ambulance with ‘Pyrexia of Unknown Origin’ (the generic term for a fever) on 28th October 1916. Trench fever was caused by the bites of body lice. Tolkien was treated for two days, then transferred to Number 22 Ambulance Train before being sent back home to ‘Blighty’. His regiment had been decimated by the fighting, and following his transfer the Battalion’s ‘D’ Company Headquarters was hit by German mortar fire, wounding a number of personnel, followed by a massive bombardment of their front line. Had Tolkien not been bitten by the humble louse, it is quite possible that he would have died and these incredible, atmospheric works of literature would never have been written
Vest said…
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