Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street
Summer days will surely return.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

I didn't even wish you a Merry Christmas....

.... and now it's time to say Happy New Year!

I have been gone awhile and now I come back to see your lovely comments and some new visitors too - welcome one and all and thank you.

Hope you are all well and enjoyed a peaceful Christmas.

On THE day Steve went to fetch our mothers and I  shoved the turkey in the oven -  came back an hour later and it was still as raw as when I had put it in!!!! The oven had been playing up and I had an engineer out just two days before Christmas. After mending it he said to start things off on a lower heat just to be sure that I didn't burn anything now that the oven had a new fan motor. So there I was with a raw bird (that doesn't sound right does it?!) wondering whether the oven was still broken or just on too low.

Now in past years I would have had a major panic attack cum hissy fit - lol - but I have mellowed methinks. I just thought "Well we have loads of veg and sausages wrapped in bacon and there are people in the world starving, so who cares about the turkey?" So I gave the turkey a sound talking to, shoved it back in the oven, turned the heat up and poured a HUGE glass of the naughty water. I went to get myself dolled up, sipping wine and gave it not another thought. Half an hour later (dolling up these days is a short affair) when I checked, the bird and the oven were both behaving and all was fine! So the turkey got cooked and lunch was only a little late. Phew.

And here is my other little turkey - much better behaved....

Steve went in the living room  to the Moms with this on asking if they knew how to stuff a turkey - they roared with laughter. Which is good - Christmas can be a sad time, can't it? And a little laugh can help things along.

Rudolph came to town - well my kitchen notice board - thanks to our resident artist!

I was grateful for the happy times we shared over board games this Christmas and the time spent just sitting & chatting. The quiet in betweeny time has been busier than usual as Steve had to work and I have had yet more school work to prepare.

And now we face a period of change - I am returning to full time work after a 7 year break. Alex has found a job in Bath and will leave home on Saturday. And our eldest son is in the throes of buying his first house. 

Like I said in the last post - endings and beginnings - and so it goes on.

Happy New Year lovely people. 
May you be happy and healthy.
God bless.

When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.


  1. Ha! Turkey head Steve! I'm so excited for your teaching opportunity!

  2. Happy New Year and good luck on your return to teaching.