Ho Ho Ho! Happy Christmas! Thanks for popping in. I hope you are doing ok, and that you are enjoying whatever it is that you are doing this Christmas? This mornng flew by! What, with a TV show and a LIVE hour in the SHAC Shac, I really didn’t have time to even think about who wasn’t here! That’s the secret: Keep busy.
After our Coffee and Mince pie get together in the SHAC Shac, which was such a pleasure and a privilege actually, went for a walk in the old woods up the road, and didn’t see a single soul. It was earily quiet. Nice though. Peaceful. Cold, bright and fresh.
Then I sorted out the turkey, cooked a lovely Christmas meal for the two of us, listed to the Queen at 3 o’clock, and that was that for another year.
You know how we were talking about things that go wrong at Christmas? Like the Aga running out of oil and all that jazz? Well, Mum had a funny story to tell me this morning too. Apparently, her ceiling lights in the kitchen blew yesterday, so she has to cook either when it’s light outside – or in the dark! So my brother popped over there to see if he could do anything, but it’s a bigger job.
“I’ll have to get you a sparky” he said.
And here’s how it played out from there…
Steve: “A Sparky, to help.”
Mum: “Now I have heard it all! Eine Wunderkerze?!? You sink I vill hold a Wunderkerze!”
“Not a sparkler! A Sparky, Mum!! An electrician!”
I dug out our Wunderkerzen as soon as I heard the story!
Even though my Mum has lived here in England for over 60 years, she still sometimes gets her wires crossed (refer to Bob’s your ankle). She thought a sparky was a sparkler. ie. Wunderkerze (loosely translated wonder candle). So she actually thought that Steve was suggesting that she use sparklers to light up the kitchen!
So we had a little sparkler moment here, Dave and I…and it was just lovely. Simple and festive. And the kittens weren’t even remotely phased.
Lookie lookie! The Colgate ring of confidence!!
And before we’d even cleared away the dishes, Grace was Facetiming from early morning New York New York, and we were all buzzing again.
It is what you make it, isn’t it.
Sparklers rock. Sparkies on the other hand can’t do diddly until the end of January. Mmm.
Anyway, have a good day. Have a safe day.
Love and light