Christmas is coming . . .
Tom and Mary hung these gorgeous blue fairy lights in the yard, from top to bottom ~ to start with they were flickering off and on but that could have been quite infuriating through the night ~ now the lights are steady and look quite wonderful ~ Mary and Tom are very good at Christmas !!
Ellen popped in this morning to catch up with news ~ I haven't done much today apart from reading this fascinating book I downloaded on Kindle ~ I'll give you the title tomorrow. <argaret and Peter went back to Leeds, leaving me a bottle and chocs for Christmas ~ they are so kind ~ I did have cards ready for them to take back to the Leeds grandchildren : Ella, Joel, William and Olivia. I got the bathroom mats washed and dried and they do look good ~ one blue, one pink, and lovely and fluffy.
Monday afternoon : very cold again but fine ~ Sue didn't come so had to change my sheets myself ~ took me ages ~ parsnip bake for supper ~ I'll put it in the oven while I have a bath. The thousands of blue lights that Tom and Mary hung all over the yard yesterday look gorgeous ~ during the night they no longer flickered but simply shone which was just as well ~ flickering may have kept us all awake ~ so pretty ! Mary sent me another picture of them . . .
Tuesday morning : Mary's lights are now not flashing but flickering which is much easier on the eye ~ must send pics to Johnny and David ~ show them what they are missing ! I'd already eaten when Mary brought me down a generous helping of her excellent hotpot including a dumpling ! And talking of Christmas, she tells me there will be 11 of them but she'd be happy for me to join them for lunch ~ if not, she'll bring me down a plateful ~ Chris and Annie have asked me along there but I honestly don't think I can walk that far ~I suppose I should invite them here for maybe parsnip bake ~ I don't think I have the energy. When I told them this, they were very concerned and insisted I asked for the doctor to call ~ although I promised to phone the Helth Centre, I simply could not bring myself to do so ~ "Now then, what's the problem ?" I feel so fragile, Doctor, so frail. "How old are you, Joy ?" 83 "So you are 83 and feeling fragile . . . " and she'd roll her eyes in disbelief ! And come the day when I really do need a doctor, they'd be saying, "That women up Clarks Yard who is such a pest." Chris is very cross with me for being so obstinate.
Beverley is arranging for a hairdresser to come and trim her hair and mine ~ Thursday was suggested but that's when I next go to Bridlington Eye Clinic ~ appointment 1.10pm so transport could arrive any time after 10.30 so better not risk it. Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendats ~ I sent several friends this wacky thing ~ Barbara points out that the clock in the street scene tells the right time ~ amazing !
Wednesday morning :