And so it is Christmas

      I woke this Christmas morn as is becoming the norm, that is a dash to the loo - wash and then un-fuddle my noddle before I approach the the kitchen where my son Chris has resolved the overnight chaos, dare I have my brekky now and spoil the scene, Chris has disappeared into his bedroom so I indulge in a bowl of cereal  and a cuppa and the prepare today's dinner .. today's menu take it or leave it was Roast Chook - Ham plus Broad beans,  Peas, Brussels sprouts  and roast potatoes With RBG. There were no complaints and the Xmas pud was put on hold until a gap could be found to accommodate it..
     Christmas has been painful this year without Rosemary and the tissue box is getting many a visit.
Chris slept through part of the day then watched five minutes of TV with me ( Andrew Reau ? and his London Christmas show) then Minnie our female Cat joined me, on my lap, it would seem Minnie is the recipient of 80% of my total daily conversation, yes it beggars belief. 
     Recently I spent a few days in Hospital ( waterworks again) under control at the moment.
 The Ford falcon 's transmission cocked up ten days ago up and we get the car back on Thursday  a about two grand medical bill at least. Car doctors are expensive and getting about by cab and waiting an hour in the shopping centre taxi rank in 40 degrees like yesterday was a real pain,  at the moment it is raining and I am wearing a fleece as the say in the UK but the term Jumper will do as the Temp has dropped to around 19 degrees.
     8 40 pm, Chris has devoured half of the Xmas pud and I am not sure about having any at this time of the day -  it may create a restless night. 
     So far today there have been no visiting friends or relatives and no telephone calls  and altogether a very isolated  day. I am looking forward to Thursday when I shall drive to the Nora Head to visit my dear Rosemary's resting place.
 I hope all my readers and relatives and friends enjoy a great Xmas . It feels good to be back again

Vest ... Daily Gaggle.  .


Welcome back. You have been missed.
Some days the flow of tears seems inexhaustible doesn't it?
I hope you find some peace on Thursday after visiting Rosemary.
Anonymous said…
Good to hear from you Vest. My best wishes for you for 2018.
River said…
I'm glad your Christmas was peaceful, even though a bit lonely. Waterworks and car problems doesn't sound like fun at any time of the year and certainly not what one wants around Christmas when taxis are so hard to get hold of.
I skipped a lot of the hoo-ha this year, not bothering with cooking at home, just having Christmas Eve dinner at my niece's home with a handful of friends and family, then on the 30th I'm having Christmas/New Year dinner at a hotel with the girls I used to work with in the supermarket. With no small children around to get excited over Santa and decorations, I'm taking it easy instead.
The first Christmas without your Rosemary will always be remembered as a hard one, but you can go to her resting place and tell her things that are on your mind. Take a box of tissues. They say it gets easier as time goes on, but I can't say for sure if that is true or not.
Take care, Elsie aka River.
Edward Jones. said…
Hello Les. Just to let you know received your e mail this morning and think i replied to it. Have tried to find you over the last few months to no avail. Now twice in one day. Just got in Been at my daughters all day. You do well to carry on online, i am a lot younger thanyou and people are surprised i am on the net. Edward Jones
Jane Stokes-Honour. said…
Hi Uncle Les. Sending our fondest love from this end. It must be very difficult for you without Rosemary. Our thoughts are with you. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. Lots of love to you always. Jane and all the clan back here xxxxx
Vest said…
E C. Thanks. You are always the first to reply;
Vest said…
Hi Andrew. Thank you for your comment . " Are you watching the test match? It seems the English team have come alive at last."
Vest said…
River ,. You are full of kindness and a sympathetic soul; Thank you.
Vest said…
Edward. Hi , thinking of Xmas at WNTS and the apple and orange and two church parades - exciting ,. like xmas day in the workhouse. It seems of the existing last four crew members of KGV - none have PC skills except I. We communicate by telephone . they are 95, 94, 91 and myself 91 , thanks for calling. Have a great new year.
Vest said…
Hi Jane . It is strange that your original name was in fact one letter short of being the same as my dear departed Rosemary. RJB. However thank you for your kind wishes and Chris and I send our best wishes to the tribal rello's in the uk and our personal love to you. Love Unc Les.xxxx

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